Death notices 2-27-12

Cheryl L. Lowry
Feb. 21, 2012
DELONG — Cheryl L. Lowry, 55, 9049 W. Olson Road, Delong, died at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at Kindred Hospital Northern Indiana, Mishawaka.
Survivors include her children, Brian K. Troyer, Indianapolis, Nicole Wilson, West Lafayette, Cory Lowry, Delong; eight grandchildren; father, Lewis Troyer, Troy, Ala., and brother, Richard Troyer, Troy, Ala.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012 at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cheryl Lowry Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be sent to

James M. Berndt Jr.
Feb. 24, 2012
HAMLET — James M. Berndt Jr., 68, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy; one son, Troy (Lisa) Berndt of Grovertown and two daughters, Lori Berndt of Winfield, Ill. and Holli (Craig) Thurston of Aurora, Ill.
Private services will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Knox. Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is handling arrangements. To leave online condolences go to

John Herbert Fear Sr.
Feb. 25, 2012
ARGOS — John Herbert Fear Sr., 75, of 7988 S.R. 10, Argos died Feb. 25, 2012 at 6:29 a.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth following a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife, Malva Fear of Argos; sons, Michael (Annie) Fear of Tippecanoe, David Fear of New Bremen, Ohio; daughters, Karen (Michael) Olszewski of Plymouth, Beth (Glen) Garnier of Arizona, Gina Williams of Plymouth, and Nita Morgan of Kokomo; 32 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold (Ester) Fear of California; and sister, Ruth (Tom) Patterson of Argos.
Visitation is Thursday March 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday March 1, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association; Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Brian K. Johnson
Feb. 22, 2012
CULVER — Brian K. Johnson, 46, of Culver died Feb. 22, 2012 in Elkhart.
He is survived by his mother, Donna Johnson of Culver; daughters, Kathleen, Hannah, and Olivia Johnson of Walton; brothers, Robert Jr. (Helen) Johnson of Michigan City, and Kevin and Sven Johnson of Culver; and sister, Cynthia (Dennis) Reichard of Rochester.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Odom Funeral Home in Culver. Funeral services will be private.
Memorials may be given to the Hospice House of Elkhart.
Condolences may be sent via the obituary page at
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements.