November 16th, 2011
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.
Marjorie G. Schneider
Nov. 9, 2011
KNOX â€”Â Marjorie G. Schneider, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 in Golden Living Center, Knox.
Survivors include three sons, Ron Schneider of Nevada, Gary Schneider of Plymouth and Shelby Schneider of Knox; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Charles Lee Shoemaker
July 8, 1920-Nov. 11, 2011
MENTONE â€”Â Charles Lee Shoemaker of 7593 West 600 South, Mentone, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday Nov. 11, 2011 at the age of 91. Charles was born July 8, 1920 in Burket to Ted and Ruth (Jones) Shoemaker. He married Pauline May Middaugh of Argos, Feb. 14, 1942 she survives.
Jan. 4, 1944-Nov. 11, 2011)
WARSAW â€”Â Paul Hartle of 943 S. 400 W., Warsaw passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 9 a.m. at his residence in Warsaw at the age of 67.
He was born Jan. 4, 1944 in Rochester to Charles Hartle and Clara (Kepfer) Hartle. He was married in Culver, Feb. 25, 1963 to Anna Lee Lutz, who passed away Aug. 23, 2000.
He was a resident of Kosciusko County since 1974. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy, worked as an electrician for the city of Warsaw, and after retirement he was self employed.
Janet Sylvia Zartman Coplen
Nov. 21, 1926-Nov. 10, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Brieanna Slonaker, 11, of Plymouth, has spent a lot of time at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis since she was diagnosed with Crohnâ€™s disease in 2005. The disease that causes chronic fatigue and inability to digest food keeps Brieanna in the hospital quite a bit. Fortunately, said mom Cindy Slonaker, the arts and crafts available for children at Rileyâ€™s help keep Brieannaâ€™s spirits up.
The new and improved bridge on 13th Road, connecting State Road 17 and Highway 31, was completed last week. The bridge is now open to traffic.
The Cancer Association of Marshall County held their annual board meeting Oct. 25. The group began assisting cancer patients within the county in 1962. Funding began with monies from the estates of Welcome R. Ebersole, Grace Moslander, and Roy Hawk. The Zeta Zeta Chapter of Delta Theta Tau implemented the program by providing transportation to cancer patients and providing financial assistance to patient for the purchase of drugs related to cancer care. Funds to provide transportation are not utilized as often since local hospitals are conveniently located.