Archive - Obituary
October 4th, 2012
May 7, 1941-Sept. 28, 2012
ARGOS â€”Â James K. Sjoquist, age 71, of Argos, passed away at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at his home.Â
James was born May 7, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Kermit and Mildred (Swan) Sjoquist. Jan. 14, 1967, James married the former Betty Jean Casey. Together they raised their daughter, Venus. James worked for the Dodge Manufacturing Company, Honeywell, and Indiana Heat Transfer, as a Draftsman. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and served overseas in the Vietnam War.
Oct. 1, 2012
DONALDSON â€”Â John Holm, 84, died at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Catherine Kasper Life Care Center, in Donaldson.Â
He is survived by his brother, Jack Holm of Plymouth.Â
The Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, has been entrusted with the arrangements. According to Johnâ€™s wishes there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be at the Grovertown Cemetery.
Memories may be shared at: www.vangilderfuneralhome.com
James K. Sjoquist
Sept. 28, 2012
Ann C. Laramore Johns
Sept. 28, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Ann C. Laramore Johns, 53, a former Plymouth resident, died at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at her home in Indianapolis.
She is survived by her husband, Randy of Indianapolis; her mother, Betty Lou Laramore of Plymouth; a brother, Jon (Janet McCabe) Laramore of Indianapolis; her father and mother-in-law: Jerry W. and Betty J. Johns of Indianapolis; and two brothers-in-law: Brad (Karen) Johns and Stacey Johns, both of Indianapolis.Â
Charlene (Howard) Thompson
May 21, 1949-Sept. 28, 2012
ASHEVILLE, N.C. â€”Â Former Knox resident, Charlene Thompson, 63, of Asheville, N.C., passed away Sept. 28, 2012, with her family by her side.
Charlene was born May 21, 1949, the daughter of the late Lart Howard and Wilma (Upsall) Howard.Â
She is a 1967 graduate of Knox Community High School.
Loraine E. Wojcik
Sept. 28, 1928 - Oct. 1, 2012
DONALDSON â€” Loraine E. Wojcik, 84, a resident of Donaldson for the past 30 years, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. in Kindred Hospital, Mishawaka, following an illness.
Loraine was an only child, born in Chicago Sept. 28, 1928, the daughter of Edward and Lottie (Wierzchowska) Myszka. She attended Chicago schools.
Brian James Gilbert
Sept. 22, 2012
GLASGOW, Ky. â€” Brian James Gilbert, 42, passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 22 after a brief illness.
A long time resident of Plymouth, Brian had moved to Glasgow, Ky., to pursue his career as a jazz and big band trombonist.
Well known in music circles for his extremely high range and bold sound, Brian played in the Marshall County Church Orchestra and the Barren County Community Band (Ky.), as well as in numerous other ensembles.
Dr. Walter R. Burns
Sept. 16, 1929-Sept. 30, 2012
WARSAW â€” Dr. Walter R. Burns, 83, of Warsaw, formerly of Plymouth, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at 7:56 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born Sept. 16, 1929 in Indianapolis, the son of Arthur Burns and Naomi (Andrews) Burns.
He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean War.
He married Betty L. Coddington, Jan. 24, 1953 in Indianapolis.
He owned and operated his dental office on Water Street in Plymouth for 40 years retiring in 1999.
Gloria Jean Scarborough
April 4, 1940-Sept. 28, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Gloria Jean Scarborough, 72, of Plymouth died Sept. 28, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. at her residence. She had been in declining health for several months.
She was born April 4, 1940 in Knox to Forrest and Geraldine (Zellers) White. She has lived in Plymouth the last seven years, coming from Grovertown.
She married David Scarborough Jr. March 17, 1956 in Grovertown; he preceded April 18, 1998.
She was a housewife/homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Argos.
Benjamin V. Mevis
June 16, 1936-Sept. 29, 2012
CULVER â€” Benjamin V. Mevis, 76, of Culver, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
He was born June 16, 1936 in Plymouth to the late Harry and Nora (Stuck) Mevis. Ben served his country in the Nike Missile Division of the Army and guarded skies over Detroit, Mich. He was later employed at the Burr Oak Hardware for five years and at Transit Mix for 33 1/2 years as a mechanic and fabricator. Later, he enjoyed doing small engine repair at home. Ben is a member of Union Church of the Brethren in Plymouth.
Feb. 11, 1919-Sept. 28, 2012
WALKERTON â€”Â Walter â€śLâ€ť Heil, 93, of Walkerton died peacefully in his home Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 after a brief illness.