Death notices 12-5-11

Natheta J. Berg
Dec. 4, 2011 
WALKERTON — Natheta J. Berg, 78, of Walkerton died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth after a sudden illness.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Berg; daughters, Bonita (Doyle Blooding) Bent-Nelson of South Bend, Lora (Scott) Vieting of Hamlet and Jacquelyn (Thad) Rippy of Plymouth; son, Paul (Brenda) Bent of Walkerton; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Gene (Barbara) Ossler of Raleigh, N.C.; and one sister, Barbara (Frank) Abel of Hamlet. 
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. CST in Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. Burial will be at the Fletcher Cemetery, Hamlet. Visitation is Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday after 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Hamlet United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences go to

Jean V. Gilbert
Sept. 4, 1929-Dec. 4, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Jean V. Gilbert, 82, a resident of 12th Road Plymouth, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center — Plymouth. Service arrangements are incomplete at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home in Plymouth.

William E. Loper
Dec. 3, 2011     
ROCHESTER — William E. “Bill” Loper, 70, of Rochester, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy; children, Ginger (Bob) Reed, Tariesa Vendola, all of Rochester, Matthew (Lyn) Loper, Fulton, Kari (Jim) Felda, Kewanna, Rhonda Wiegand (Brian) Johnson, and Lauren Wiegand (Dan) Jefferies, all of Rochester; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Robert Loper, Warsaw, and Richard Loper, Cromwell.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 1000 Main St., Rochester. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. Gifts in his memory may be made to First Baptist Church or Martin Hall at Life Care Center. Condolences may be left at