March 27th, 2012
Sept. 8, 1925-March 24, 2012
PLYMOUTH âÂ Robert F. âBunkâ Eppert Sr., 86, after becoming ill at his home, passed away at 7:23 p.m. Saturday evening in the emergency room of the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center â Plymouth Campus.
Robert was born in Syracuse, the son of George and Rosie (Wiles) Eppert Sept. 8, 1925.
In 1943, he joined the United States Army and served as a Medic during WWII until his honorable discharge in 1945.
Dec. 14, 1968, in Bremen, Robert and Deborah L. Markley were married.
Daniel B. Berg
March 23, 2012
KNOX âÂ Daniel B. Berg, 53, died Friday, March 23, 2012 in IU Health LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte.
Surviving are his wife, Pam; one son, Daniel Berg II of Knox; one stepson, Tom (Jessica) Alexander II of Knox; one grandson; three brothers, Wayne Berg of Walkerton, Ed (Teresa) Berg of Wayne, Ohio and Ted (Lee) BergÂ of Kyle, Texas; and four sisters, Helen (Frank) Stone of Orland Park, Ill., Bette (Charles) King of Knox, Mary (David) Aquino of Hamlet and Janice Elerson of Elyria, Ohio.
Jan. 9, 1943-March 25, 2012
BREMEN âÂ Caroline M. âDollâ Mikel, 69, of Bremen, died at 12:44 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012 in her residence.
Caroline was affectionately known as âDollâ for her exquisite beauty.
Caroline was born Jan. 9, 1943 in Bremen, to John and Nellie Ruth (Tomlinson) Knoblock. She was a 1961 graduate of Bremen High School.
Nov. 24, 1961 in the First United Church of Bremen, she married her soulmate and best friend for 50 plus years, Roger Mikel.
Doll was the owner and operator of the former Little Johnâs Pizza, of Bremen.
Donald E. Zellers
March 23, 2012
NORTH LIBERTY âÂ Donald E. Zellers, 82, died Friday, March 23, 2012 in Walkerton at the home of his daughter, Carolyn.Â
Survivors include: his wife, Thursia; one daughter, Carolyn (Michael) Groves of Walkerton; one son, Donald (Linda) Zellers of North Judson; one brother, Robert (Vera) Zellers of North Liberty; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
August 25, 1929 â March 22, 2012
BREMEN âÂ Orville L. Linderman, 82, of Bremen, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Community Hospital of Bremen. He was born Aug. 25, 1929 in Ober to Frank and Chloe (Hall) Linderman.
Sr. S. Leandra Welling, PHJC
March 21, 2012
DONALDSON âÂ Sister S. Leandra Welling, a member of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, Donaldson, 86, died Wednesday, March 21 in the Catherine Kasper Life Center.
She is survived by two sisters, Eloise Seger of Trenton, Ill., and Ann Bolk of Carlyle, Ill.
Visitation will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 in the Chapel of Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson where a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24.
Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery on the grounds of Ancilla Domini.
Sept. 6, 1936-March 21, 2012Â
KOONTZ LAKE â (Martha) Carol Finley, 75, of Koontz Lake, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at home after a lingering illness.
Martha Carol Brown was born Sept. 6, 1936 to Arthur and Martha (Thomson) Brown in Indianapolis. Her family moved to Marion, where she was graduated from Marion High School in 1954. She continued her studies at St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Fort Wayne, where she was inducted into Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.
March 19, 2012Â
BOURBON âÂ The family of Mildred Craig will receive friends Tuesday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home.
Burial will follow in the Parks Cemetery at Bourbon.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.
Jan. 7 1914- March 19, 2012
WALKERTON âÂ Harriett Janus Klinedinst, 98, of Reading, Mich. and formerly of Walkerton, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012Â at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility in Hillsdale, Mich. Harriett was born Jan. 7, 1914 in North Liberty to Fred C. and Catherine (Kilburg) Krick.
Dec. 9, 1961 she married Forest William Klinedinst. He preceded her in death April 6, 1981.
Nov. 17, 1931-March 20, 2012
PLYMOUTH âÂ Willard George âWillâ Messman, 80, a Plymouth resident since 1993, formerly of Walkerton, died unexpectedly at 11:02 a.m. of natural causes at his Lincoln Highway residence Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Will was born in LaPorte Nov. 17, 1931. He attended the Lutheran School in LaPorte and served in the United States Army in the Korean War.
Jan. 25, 1997, in Walkerton, Will and Martha I. (Pointon) Bunton were married.