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January 22nd, 2013

Irene I. Baker

January 22, 2013

Irene I. Baker
Sept. 9, 1922-Jan. 20, 2013
WARSAW — Irene I. Baker, 90, a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Warsaw passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Irene was born the daughter of David Powers and Clara Sears Powers on Sept. 9, 1922 in Nebraska. She was a resident of the Etna Green area all her life. She was a homemaker.

Allen R. Rush

January 22, 2013

Allen R. Rush
March 21, 1964-Jan. 21, 2013
TIPPECANOE — Allen R. Rush, 48, a resident of Warsaw Meadows Care Center formerly of Tippecanoe passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at 8:10 a.m.
Allen was born the son of Larry Rush and Rebecca Futch Rush on March 21, 1964 at South Bend. He was a lifelong resident of the Tippecanoe area and was employed at A M General until his illness. He also attended the Bourbon First United Methodist Church when he was able. He enjoyed all kinds of aircraft, naval memorabilia and celebrating the Fourth of July.

Monabelle R. Diltz

January 22, 2013

Monabelle R. Diltz
Oct. 1, 1922 – Jan. 21, 2013
DONALDSON — Monabelle “Mona” R. Diltz, 90, of Donaldson and formerly of Granger passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, surrounded by her daughters in Catherine Kasper Home.
Mona was born Oct. 1, 1922, in Mishawaka, a daughter of the late Earl and Mabel (Woollet) Wade. She graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1940.
On Sept. 25, 1943, Mona married Raymond G. Diltz. They lived in Mishawaka until moving to Granger in 1975.

Phyllis Zehner

January 22, 2013

Phyllis Zehner
July 5, 1942-Jan. 19, 2013
WALKERTON — Phyllis A. Zehner, 70, of Walkerton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 8:08 a.m., at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. 
Phyllis was born July 5, 1942, in Plymouth, to Elmer and LaVerne (Holmquist) Holm. She married Jerry Zehner on Sept. 2, 1961. Phyllis worked for the United States Postal Service, out of the Walkerton Post Office, as a rural mail carrier, for 27 years. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge #865 of Tyner. She had lived, in Marshall County, all her life.

Death notices 1-22-13

January 22, 2013

Trena Lakins
Jan. 19, 2013
BREMEN — Trena Lakins, 52, of Bremen, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
She is survived by her husband, Michael of Bremen; three daughters, Jennifer Lakins of Arizona, Kelsey (George) Phillips of Etna Green, and Kortney Lakins of South Bend; her parents, Michael and Janet Levy of Bremen; three sisters, Lenae (Brad) Robinson of Noblesville, Annette (Dave) Walter of Bremen, and Karyn (Les) McFarland of Bourbon.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen.

January 21st

Ronald L. Holloway

January 21, 2013

Ronald L. Holloway
May 14, 1925-Jan. 19, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Ronald L. Holloway, a Plymouth resident since 1963, passed away at his home Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11:25 a.m. following an illness. At the age of 87, until his health would not allow, he continued to have a daily presence as the owner and operator along with his two sons of Holloway Electric Motor Services in Rochester. He maintained the attitude of “not going to retire” after 52 years of continued service to the area of rebuilding electric motors.

J. Mardell Gardner

January 21, 2013

J. Mardell Gardner
June 30, 1927-Jan. 18, 2013

Fawn Heisler

January 21, 2013

Fawn Heisler
Feb. 17, 1915-Jan. 18, 2013
NAPPANEE — Fawn Heisler, 97, of Nappanee, formerly of Etna Green passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:45 a.m. in LuAnn Nursing Home.

Randy E. Swango

January 21, 2013

Randy E. Swango
March 19, 1951-Jan. 17, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Randy Earl Swango, age 61, a Plymouth resident for the past 29 years, died suddenly at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center-Plymouth Campus, after failing health that he has had for the past 12 years.
Randy, the son of Melvin E and Norma Jean (Bishop) Swango, was born March 19, 1951 in Rochester. He attended Rochester schools.
He was the beloved husband of Cindy M. (Patrick) Swango, who survives. They were married Feb. 14, 1987 in Plymouth.

Robert Guy Kepler

January 21, 2013

Robert Guy Kepler
Dec. 28, 1922-Jan. 17, 2013
CULVER — Robert Kepler, 90, Culver, passed away at his home at 3:25 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
Born the third of five children of Guy Vernon Kepler and Trella Elizabeth Thompson Kepler, “Bob” was born Dec. 28, 1922 in a log cabin on the family farm on 18th Road east of Culver, Union Township, Marshall County. Bob’s family included his parents, brother Bill (Pat) Kepler, sisters Helen (Phil) Peer, Letty (Ralph) Masten and Jane (Cecil) Warner.

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