November 14th, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ga. â While many of his fellow Plymouth grads spent time in college classes the past five years, 2004 Plymouth grad Seth Hunter has had a bit different classroom on the way to his bright future.
Enlisting in the Air Force out of school, Hunterâs rise up the ranks has included three combat tours of duty in Iraq, and most recently graduation from the United States Armyâs prestigious Ranger School. A Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, Hunter is one of less than 200 Airmen in the history of the Air Force to successfully complete the course.
PLYMOUTH â A family history of service is having an impact.
Veterans Day observance at Jefferson Elementary has traditionally included a message from a local Veteran. This yearâs speaker is an everyday influence on the schoolâs students.
Custodian Kirk Clark interacts with the students at the school every day, and coming from a family full of Veterans â his father was in the Army (82nd Airborne), two brothers in the Marine Corp, one in the Air Force and one in the Navy â heâs inspired a whole new group of young people to service.
PLYMOUTH â Pride for the United States and respect for those that serve or served it in the armed forces was shown Thursday during a Veterans Day ceremony held on the lawn of the Marshall County Courthouse at the memorial monument.
Congressman Joe Donnelly addresses the crowd of students, faculty, Veterans and general public Thursday during a Veterans Day program at Plymouth High School. With Donnelly is Ken Kunze, who received his Merchant Marines award from the Congressman.
Photo by Maggie Nixon
DONALDSON â Ancilla College students, faculty, and staff took time out of their day to remember all veterans and currently enlisted soldiers in the armed forces as part of the Collegeâs Veterans Day observance.
A short prayer service was held outside the Donaldson-based College and was led by: Sr. Carleen Wrasman, PHJC; Lana Singleton, Advisor and Volleyball Coach; and Regina McClain, student and U.S. Armed Forces veteran.
Nov. 8, 2010
SOUTH BEND âÂ Dora M. Doerr, 88, of 1209 South 29th St., South Bend passed away at 6:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at her home.Â
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Fryfogle; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her brother, Bob (Phyllis) Overmeyer; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation or funeral services. A private family burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Friends and family are invited to sign the guest book and share memories of Dora with her family at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com.
Irene M. Sheetz
Nov. 24, 1951 âÂ Nov. 10, 2010
PLYMOUTH âÂ Brent L. Murphy, 58, of Plymouth was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.
Brent was born Nov.24, 1951 in Plymouth to Otho L. & Bernice (Parker) Murphy. He married Judith L. Wright on July 18, 1971 in Idaville. She survives.
Brent enjoyed farming, gardening, landscaping and all of natureâs beauty, especially when camping. Brent and Judy spent 22 years dairy farming in Lakeville. They retired farming and he worked for Graphix Unlimited in Bremen from 1992 until October of 2010.
Jan. 5, 1925 â Nov. 10, 2010
PLYMOUTH â Ruth I. Rensberger, 85, formerly of Windmill Park, Plymouth, a lifetime area resident, died in the Meadowvale Care Center in Bluffton, Ind. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at 6:45 a.m. She had resided with her sister Mary Alice Workman in Bluffton after experiencing failing health.
Born in Tyner, Ind. Jan. 5, 1925, she was the daughter of John and Ruby (Jones) Baker. She graduated from Tyner High School.
May 9, 1944, in Plymouth, Ruth and Herman C. Rensberger were married.Â Herman died May 18, 1999.
Sept. 28, 1933 âÂ Nov. 9, 2010
PLYMOUTH âÂ Samuel C. âSamâ Johnson, age 77, of Windmill Drive, Plymouth, passed away at 5:58 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Sam was born Sept. 28, 1933, in North Liberty, to Samuel Milton and Leota (Guyse) Johnson. July 13, 1957, Sam married the former Alice Ottow in Donaldson. Together they raised their three children.
Sam was retired from roadway construction and concrete work. He enjoyed going bowling and going fishing. Sam had been a resident of the Marshall County area all of his life.Â
May 29, 1929 âÂ Nov. 9, 2010
PLYMOUTH â James E. Moore, 81, Plymouth, died in the Bremen Community Hospital at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 of natural causes.
James was born in South Bend, May 29, 1929. He was the son of Marvin F. and Zeffa R. (Conklin) Moore.
April 14, 1953, he married Mildred Huff in the Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth.