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September 4th, 2012

Death notices 9-1-12

September 4, 2012

Raymond E. Hite
Aug. 30, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Raymond E. Hite, 90, of Plymouth died Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:01 p.m. at his residence.
Visitation is Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Funeral is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Van Gilder Funeral Home.
Burial will be at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Van Gilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patty A. Leman
Aug. 30, 2012
PYRMONT — Patty A. Leman, 56, of Pyrmont died Aug. 30, 2012 at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.

John E. Kizer

September 4, 2012

John E. Kizer
June 13, 1937-Aug- 27, 2012
PLYMOUTH — John Erwin Kizer, 75, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the Emeritus Assisted Living Facility under the care of Heartland Hospice.
John was born in Plymouth, June 13, 1937. He was the son of Marshall Force and Lucille Jane Erwin Kizer.
He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1955, and attended Notre Dame University before graduating from the University of Arizona and attending graduate school at Purdue University.

Mary W. Burkett

September 4, 2012

Mary W. Burkett
Aug. 18, 1907 – Aug. 29, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Mary Welborn Burkett, 105, died of natural causes Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in the Catherine Kasper Life Center.
A lifelong resident of Marshall County, Mary was born Aug. 18, 1907 and raised on that same farm in West Township. She was the daughter of Ray and Elma (Thompson) Welborn.
She graduated from the old Washington Elementary School and was in the first graduating class from Lincoln High School in 1925. An honor student, after high school she graduated from the South Bend Business College

Death notices 8-31-12

September 4, 2012

John Erwin Kizer
Aug. 27, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. — John Erwin Kizer, 75, died after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the Emeritus Assisted Living Facility under the care of Heartland Hospice.
He is survived by one daughter, Karin Lynn (Dan Cantu) Kizer of Alexandria, Va.; one son, Kevin John Kizer of Atlanta, Ga.; one grandchild; two sisters, Carolyn Kizer McClure of Plymouth, and Elizabeth (Bob) Luther of Knoxville.

August 30th

Death notices 8-30-12

August 30, 2012

Patricia Hudson
Aug. 28, 2012
BREMEN — Patricia Hudson, 76, of Bremen, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at LuAnn Nursing Home, Nappanee.
She is survived by two sons, Eric (Tami) Hudson of Bremen and Todd Hudson of Bremen; a daughter, Debbie (Scott) Campbell of Indianapolis; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Bremen Missionary Church.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at the church. There will also be one hour of calling prior to the service on Saturday.

Betty Grossman

August 30, 2012

Betty Grossman
Jan. 5, 1928-Aug. 29, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Betty J. Grossman, 84, of Plymouth, passed away at 4:05 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, in Plymouth.

Jack L. Moriarty

August 30, 2012

Jack L. Moriarty
April 1, 1966-Aug. 25, 2012
ARGOS — Jack Lewis Moriarty, 46, of Argos passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
Jack was born April 1, 1966, the son of John (Janice Collins) Moriarty in Plymouth.
Jack was a talented carpenter, working at Mike’s Construction in Argos. He was an avid fisherman and dearly loved by his family. He will be terribly missed.

Max L. Nifong

August 30, 2012

Max L. Nifong
March 18, 1935-Aug. 26, 2012
WARSAW — Max L. Nifong, 77, of Warsaw passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at 5:50 p.m. at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester surrounded by his loving family.

August 28th

Death notices 8-28-12

August 28, 2012

Josephine Skala
Aug. 24, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Josephine Skala, 97, of Plymouth, died at 3:28 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at her home. 
She is survived by her daughter, Joann Stratton of Plymouth; her son, George Skala, Jr. of Lincoln, Ala.; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister.
There will be a private memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Friends are invited to sign the guest book at

Dr. Susan A. Bardwell

August 28, 2012

Dr. Susan A. Bardwell
Aug. 2, 1964 – Aug. 25, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Dr. Susan Alice Bardwell, 48, beloved mother, wife and pediatrician passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2012. Susan was born Aug. 2, 1964, in Hillsdale, Mich., to Larry Allen Hoedema and Barbara Joan Hoedema. She is survived by both parents, her husband, Michael Keith Bardwell, and children Ian Edward Allen Bardwell and Hayden Michael Lawrence Bardwell. She is also survived by a sister, Lisa Ann Freigang, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

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