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Death notices 11-1-12

November 1, 2012

Daisy N. Stradley
Oct. 30, 2012 
GROVERTOWN — Daisy N. Stradley, 93, died Oct. 30, 2012 in Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson.
Survivors include: two sons, James Whitcraft of Grovertown and John Whitcraft of Bellingham, Wash.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
There will be no services or visitation. Cremation will take place. Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is handling arrangements. To leave online condolences, go to

Violet M. (Fort) Lukac
Oct. 29, 2012
WINAMAC — Violet M. (Fort) Lukac, 86, of Winamac died Oct. 29, 2012 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.
She is survived by daughters, Linda Trenner of San Pierre, Susan Janik of Plymouth, Patricia Minix of North Judson, Terri Marquardt of Knox; sons, Paul M. Lukac of St. Charles, Ill., David Lukac of North Judson, Edward Lukac of Roscoe, Ill.; brothers, James Fort of Knox, Ralph Fort of Lebanon, Mo., Michael Fort of Indianapolis; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. CDT at O’Donnell Funeral Home, Inc., North Judson. Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, North Judson.

Sally Ann Strycker Dibbern
Aug. 11, 2012
WINAMAC — Sally Ann Strycker Dibbern, 78, of Winamac died Aug. 11, 2012.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. EST at Merriman Cemetery in Boone Grove.
The Frain Mortuary in Winamac is handling arrangements.

James W. Albrecht
Oct. 29, 2012
FRANCESVILLE — James W. Albrecht, 68, of Francesville died at 7:28 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Indianapolis.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Hendershot Albrecht; daughters, Jami (Ronnie) Rowe, Monon, Christina Albrecht, Monon; sons, Todd Albrecht, Terre Haute, Tim (Nicky) Albrecht, Oklahoma; stepdaughter, Stacey Eide Cronin, Tucson, Ariz.; stepsons, Jason Eide, Francesville, Jon (Joan) Eide, Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis L. (Richard) Boehning, West Lafayette; and brothers, Roger (Marilyn) Albrecht, Gary (Jane) Albrecht, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Apostolic Christian Church, Francesville.
Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville and one hour prior to services at the church Friday.
Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Bryan Jeffery ‘Jeff’ Shidler
Oct. 29, 2012
WINAMAC — Bryan Jeffery “Jeff” Shidler, 41, of Winamac died Oct. 29, 2012 at 5:23 p.m. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.
He is survived by his wife, Natalie L. Shidler, Winamac; son, Braxton Jeffery Shidler, Winamac; parents, Jimmy L. and Carol M. Shidler, Winamac; brothers, Scott A. Shidler, Ingalls, Timothy J. (Tammy) Shidler, Royal Center, James C. Shidler, Winamac; sister, Kerri J. (Joe) Thomas, McCordsville; grandmother, Norma Shidler, Winamac; and in-laws, Leonard and Carol Short, Winamac.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. Funeral service will be held at Frain Mortuary, Winamac Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.
Memorial contributions may be given to Ronald McDonald House.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Nancy K. Johnson
Sept. 20, 2012
CONROE, Texas — Nancy K. Johnson, 69, of Conroe, Texas died Sept. 20, 2012 at 2:40 a.m. at her residence.
She is survived by daughters, Denise (Terry) Beckner, Winamac, Kathy (Glen) Zellers, Winamac; sons, James (Maria) Nicolas, Winamac, Jeffery V. (Kelly) Johnson, Cypress, Texas, Rex (Paige) Johnson, Conroe, Texas, Craig (Kristy) Johnson, Conroe, Texas; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Chico (Rick) Horner, LaPorte, Betty (Kevin) Murphy, Cincinnati, Ohio, Pauline (Dan) Chiz, Hickory, N.C.; and brother, Paul (Pam) Thomas, Winamac.
Graveside services will be held at the Roseland Cemetery, Francesville, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

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