Death notices 10-10-11

Walter Prater
Oct. 8, 2011
UNION MILLS — Walter Prater, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 in Wintersong Village, Knox. 
Survivors include one son, Walter Jr. of Sullivan; two daughters, Kimberly Prater of Sullivan and Syerra Prater of LaPorte; one stepson, Marty Prater of Sullivan; one brother, Henry Prater Jr. of Knox; and several grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at 12 p.m. CDT at Tracy Cemetery. Rannells Funeral Home is handling arrangements. To leave online condolences go to

Virgil Lidgard
July 2, 1927-Oct. 9, 2011
WALKERTON — Virgil ‘Jiggs’ Lidgard, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; two sons, Richard (Deloris) Lidgard of Walkerton and James (Julie) Lidgard of St. Cloud, Fla.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 at 5 p.m. EDT at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel. Visitation is Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow. To leave online condolences go to

Kathy S. Ward
Oct. 9, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Kathy S. Ward, 60, of Plymouth died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at her residence.
She is survived by her mother, Vera Ward of Plymouth; son, Roger (Cathy) Ward of New Carlisle; one grandchild; siblings, Bruce (Beverly) Ward and Cheri L. (Willis) Northcutt all of Plymouth.    
Visitation will be held two hours prior to the 2:30 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Adlene I. Halterman
Oct. 9, 2011
ROCHESTER — Adlene I. Halterman, 94, of Rochester, died at 12:40 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at Woodlawn Hospital.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, American Heart Association, or the American Lung Association. 
Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to Adlene’s family at

Geraldine Hepler
Oct. 9, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Geraldine Hepler, 86, of 805 Baker St., Plymouth, died Oct. 9, 2011 at 6:15 a.m. at her home.
Services are pending at Van Gilder Funeral Home.