November 16th, 2011
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PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety voted unanimously to move paramedic Erik Cox to full-time status with the Plymouth Department. Seeking the status change was Fire Chief Andy Metsker, who said Coxâ€™s record of service has been well documented and there have been continual updates during his time with the department.
Cox was hired in February of this year; but had been volunteering in the Department since 2003.
Faye D. Watson
Nov. 15, 2011
MISHAWAKA â€”Â Faye D. Watson, 105, of West Broadway, Mishawaka, died Tuesday at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, New Carlisle.
Surviving is her daughter, Linda Watson of Newark, Del.
A memorial service will be held at a later date with burial at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park. Bubb Funeral Chapel, Mishawaka is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Laron K. Slaybaugh
Nov. 14, 2011
ROCHESTER â€” Laron Kyle Joseph Slaybaugh, 28, of 4940 Eastwood Lane, Rochester died at 11:59 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 unexpectedly at Woodlawn Hospital.
Earl Gerald Weidner
July 27, 1929-Nov. 14, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Earl Gerald Weidner, 82, a lifelong Marshall County resident, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Atria Tanglewood Trace Assisted Living, Mishawaka.
Born in Argos, July 27, 1929, Earl was the son of Charles Henry and Clara Hartman Weidner.
He graduated from Argos High School with the class of 1947, and served as a sergeant in the Army in the Korean War.
June 6, 1953, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Plymouth, Earl and Lois Jean Umbaugh were married.
Abrom Leon Justis
Nov. 18, 1938 â€“ Nov. 9, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Abrom Leon Justis, 72, of Plymouth, died at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart. He was born Nov. 18, 1938 in Kentucky to Ellis and Gusta Justis.
Bethel Myrtle Huber
Aug. 1, 1922-Nov. 14, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â Bethel Myrtle Huber, 89, of Bremen passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at the Hospice House of South Bend. She was born Aug. 1, 1922 in Bremen to John and Inez (Frenger) Edel. Nov. 8, 1941 she married Kenneth Huber, he preceded her in death Dec. 2, 2010.
Bethel graduated from Bremen High School in 1940 and went on to cook for the Bremen Schools for many years. She attended Bremen First United Church of Christ. She loved her family and enjoyed attending her grandchildrenâ€™s sporting events and school functions.
Earl G. Weidner
Nov. 14, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Â Earl G. Weidner, 82, of Plymouth died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 in Atria Tanglewood Trace Assisted Living, Mishawaka.
He is survived by children, Kevin D. (Carolyn) Weidner of Glendale, Ariz., Karen E. Prebys of Greenwood, Kathleen A. (Ken) Thomas of Chesapeake, Va., Karol L. Weidner of Virginia Beach, Va., Karla J. (Fred) Malecki of Granger, Keith A. (Jill) Weidner of South Bend; eight grandchildren; and brother, Charles T. Weidner of Naples, Fla.
Gene Owen Wakeland
June 16, 1925-Nov. 9, 2011
ARGOS â€”Â Gene Owen Wakeland, 86, of 20059 Michigan Road, Argos, died Nov. 9, 2011 at 8:15 p.m. at his residence following a sudden illness.
He was born June 16, 1925 in Tippecanoe County to Fred and Lola (Ulrey) Wakeland. He had lived in Argos for 48 years, coming from Fort Wayne.
April 21, 1946 in Fort Wayne, he married Marjorie J. Warner; together they shared 43 years. She preceded him in death Dec. 23, 1989.
KNOX â€” It was 1945 when Viola (Hawman) Serrano, who now resides in Knox, first got her pilotâ€™s license. She was 17 years old, and a presentation by the Civil Air Patrol at her Michigan high school piqued her curiosity.
Serrano, now 83, is losing her memory â€” but one thing she does remember is how to fly a plane. Serrano navigated a flight out of the Fulton County Airport last Friday with her daughter, Mirna Dault, in tow.