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April 23rd, 2012

Richard Rex Bean

April 23, 2012

Richard Rex Bean
March 23, 1942-April 20, 2012 
PLYMOUTH — Richard Rex Bean, 70, a resident of King Road, Bremen, died following a valiant battle against cancer. A longtime public accountant, he passed away at 5:30 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, in the comfort of his home and family.
Dick was born in South Sioux City, Iowa March 23, 1942 the son of Rex and Esther Beam.

April 19th

Ralph McFarland

April 19, 2012

Ralph McFarland
April 4, 1940-April 18, 2012
BREMEN — Ralph McFarland, 72, of Bremen, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at home. Ralph was born April 4, 1940 in Plymouth to Roma and Arden (Zimmerman) McFarland.

Death notices 4-19-12

April 19, 2012

Jeremy David Orbik
April 13, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Jeremy David Orbik Jr., Plymouth, was stillborn April 13, 2012, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
He is survived by his parents, Jeremy and Gabrielle Orbik; his brother, Timothy Orbik; and his grandparents, Jackie and Robert Silveus and Barbara and Kent Springman.
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, is assisting the family.
Words of sympathy may be shared at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com.

Robert Allen Waters Sr.
April 18, 2012

Don Wampler

April 19, 2012

Donnas Wampler
Aug. 2, 1923-April 15, 2012
BOURBON — Don, a beloved son, was born Aug. 2, 1923 in Wabash to the late Elmer and Bessie (Collins) Wampler. He received exceptional care and passed away in the home of his loving son, Don Wampler, wife Rebecca and other family members. He was loved by all.
He was a World War II veteran jet mechanic and proud to serve his country. He received his World War II Victory Medal, Honorable Service, Marksman Badge and Carbine Bar. He was a member of the American Legion and affiliated with the Atwood Christian Fellowship Church.

April 17th

Death notices 4-17-12

April 17, 2012

June Miller
April 16, 2012
HAMLET — June Miller, 72, died Monday, April 16, 2012 in her home.
She is survived by her husband, Fred; three children, Earnestine (Robert) Becker of Hamlet, Johnny Ray (Donna) Miller of Rensselaer and Freddy (Betty) Miller of LaPorte; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry (Shirley) Miller and James (Paula) Miller; and one sister, Katherine (Roy) Craft.

Death notices 4-16-12

April 17, 2012

Keith West
April 13, 2012
ROCHESTER — Harold Keith West, 82, of Rochester died at 9:48 a.m., Friday, April 13, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He is survived by his wife, Veta; three sons, Jerome (Sue) West of  Traverse City, Mich., Larry (Rhonda) West of Almont, Mich., Gary (Laura) West of Plymouth; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bert (Betty) West of Palacios,Texas, and George (Donna) West  of Tacoma, Wash.

Gilbert G. Rich

April 17, 2012

Gilbert G. Rich
Feb. 22, 1927-April 12, 2012
ROCHESTER — Gilbert G. Rich, 85, of Argos passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 9:34 p.m. in Woodlawn Hospital at Rochester.
Gilbert was born the son of Edward Rich and Emma Haehnel Rich Feb. 22, 1927 at Leroy. He was a resident of Argos the past 48 years. He was a truck driver hauling steel. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of the Bourbon American Legion Post #424 and Marshall County Farm Bureau. In his spare time he enjoyed working with rocks, polishing them and making various kinds of jewelry.

Jeannie Gottschalk Nelinson

April 17, 2012

Jeannie Gottschalk Nelinson
Aug. 2, 1946-April 1, 2012
FLOWER MOUND, Texas — After a courageous battle against cancer, Jean Ann “Jeannie” Gottschalk Nelinson, passed away at home surrounded by her beloved family Sunday, April 1, 2012.

April 13th

Marshall Ray Ralston

April 13, 2012

Marshall Ray Ralston
April 9, 2012
ELKHART — Marshall Ray Ralston, 80, Elkhart, formerly of Nappanee, died unexpectedly of natural causes, Monday, April 9, 2012 at his residence.
Surviving are daughters, Lori (Jeff) Stewart, Elkhart, Diana (Gary) Selvey, Muncie; a son, Dennis (Laura) Ralston, Elkhart; three grandchildren; and sisters, Beverly (Chuck) Ritter and Norma Freed both of Nappanee.

William E. Wright

April 13, 2012

William E. Wright
Dec. 17, 1933-April 11, 2012

PLYMOUTH — William E. “Bill” Wright, 78, a resident of 14B Road, Plymouth, passed away at his home Wednesday, April 11, 2012, following an illness.
Bill was born in Plymouth, Dec. 17, 1933, the son of Edgar Dale and Edna Grace (Miller) Wright.
He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1951 and served with the 38th Missile Battalion in the United States Army.
He lived in Marshall County for his entire lifetime except for 2 1/2 years in Virginia.

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