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February 23rd, 2013

Robert M. Townsend

February 23, 2013

Robert M. Townsend
Jan. 4, 1925-Feb. 21, 2013 
ROCHESTER — Robert M. Townsend, 88, of Rochester, died at 6:05 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Woodlawn Hospital.
On Jan. 4, 1925, Robert was born, the treasured son of Walter D. and Mary Elizabeth Wheadon Townsend. Growing up as one of seven children he shared his childhood with four sisters and two brothers. Following high school, patriotism beckoned him and he enlisted as a member of the United States Navy, serving our country during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Dale Vernon Thompson

February 23, 2013

Dale Vernon Thompson
Oct. 25, 1920-Feb. 21, 2013
ARGOS — Dale Vernon Thompson, 92, of Argos died Feb. 21, 2013 at 9:29 a.m. at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw following a sudden illness.
He was born Oct. 25, 1920 near Argos in Green Township to Alva and Hazel (Kindig) Thompson. He lived all of his life in the Argos community.
On June 22, 1947 at the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos, he married Lois Pfeiffer; she preceded him Dec. 15, 1993.
He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of Local #150.

Death notices 2-23-13

February 23, 2013

Danny Chupp
Feb. 21, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Danny R. Chupp, 55, of Plymouth, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Kindred Hospital-Northern Indiana, in Mishawaka.
He is survived by his son, Chris Chupp; his daughter, Shelli M. Chupp; and his lifelong companion, Melody Back, all of Plymouth; and sister, Susie Hunnictt of Minnesota.
The Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth is handling the arrangements. There will be no visitation or services.
Condolences may be made at

Trisha L. Hemminger
Feb. 21, 2013

February 22nd

David A. Zumbaugh

February 22, 2013

David A. Zumbaugh
March 2, 1949 — Feb. 19, 2013
BREMEN — Lifetime Marshall County resident, David A. Zumbaugh, 63, of Bremen, passed away at his home Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 19, 2013.
Born David Allen Zumbaugh on March 2, 1949 in Plymouth, he was the son of Marvin Dale and LaEuna C. (Lemert) Zumbaugh. His father would precede him in death Feb. 24, 1997. LaEuna, his mother, resides in Plymouth.
He graduated in 1967 from John Glenn High School. In May of 1968 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two years of active duty with a year being stationed in Germany.

R. ‘Doug’ Hollan

February 22, 2013

R. ‘Doug’ Hollan
Feb. 20, 2013
TALMA — R. “Doug” Hollan, age 61, of Talma (Rochester), passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:51 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital of Rochester.
Doug was born the son of Edward Hollan Jr. and Elvira Large Hollan on May 27, 1951 at Dayton, Ohio. He was a resident of Talma since 1978. He was a hard worker working at trailer factories and Tippecanoe Foundry. Other interests include his workmanship with old cars and hot rod building. He was a member of the Rebel Rouser’s Car Club and was a people person who never met a stranger.

Sherry L. Arbuckle

February 22, 2013

Sherry L. Arbuckle
June 4, 1961-Feb. 16, 2013
BRADENTON, Fla. — Sherry L. Arbuckle, age 51, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Culver, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Sherry was born in Knox on June 4, 1961. She married Jimmie Arbuckle in March 1978. She was an employee at Walker of Culver for several years. Sherry enjoyed helping animals and gardening.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jimmie Arbuckle, her father Jessie G. Bradley, and brother-in-law John Strykul.
She is survived by her two sons Joseph and Brandon Arbuckle of Bradenton, Fla.

Death notices 2-22-13

February 22, 2013

Kenneth A. Ross
Feb. 20, 2013
HAMLET — Kenneth A. Ross, 49, died Feb. 20, 2013 in IU Health LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy; three daughters, Cassie (David) Faverty and Shannon (Jiles Scott) Ross, all of Hamlet and Ashley (Travis) Keen of Knox; four grandchildren; his father, Kenneth (Doris) Ross of Hamlet; four sisters, Kathy Loftus of Hamlet, Tina Napierkowski of Plymouth, Kim Ross of Knox and Eva Ross of Knox; one stepbrother, Douglas Dickson of Knox and one stepsister, Jodi Dickson of Knox.

February 21st

Stephan H. Gonce Jr.

February 21, 2013

Stephan H. Gonce Jr.
Feb. 3, 1968 – Feb. 18, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Stephan H. Gonce Jr., 45, a lifetime Plymouth resident, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, following an extended illness.
The son of Stephen H. Sr. and DiAnne King Gonce, Steve was born Feb. 3, 1968 in Plymouth. He was a 1986 graduate of Plymouth High School.
On July 16, 1994, Steve married his wife, Melinda, in their back yard.
Steve had been employed at Flexible Technologies for 17 years, until his illness.

Death notices 2-21-13

February 21, 2013

David A. Zumbaugh
Feb. 19, 2013
BREMEN — David A. Zumbaugh, 63, a lifetime Marshall County resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 22 from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 in the Teegarden First Brethren Church, 16518 1st Road where calling will resume after 9 a.m. until time of services.
Burial will be in the Morris Cemetery west of LaPaz.
Preferred are memorial contributions to the church.

Earl G. Graves
Feb. 2, 2013

February 20th

Death notices 2-20-13

February 20, 2013

Stephan H. Gonce Jr.
Feb. 18, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Stephan H. Gonce Jr., 45, died at 3:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Doris Ann Goode
Feb. 19, 2013
ROCHESTER — Doris Ann Norris Goode, 65, died at 11:41 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Goshen Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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