Death notices 3-22-11: Childs, Gridley, Lipply

George ‘Pee Wee’ Childs
March 18, 2011
PLYMOUTH — George “Pee Wee” Childs, 88, of Plymouth, died at 3:16 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2011, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; sons, John (Susan) Childs of Plymouth and Bill (Patricia) Childs of Kankakee, Ill.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his sister, Helen Zerkel of Kankakee. 
A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. (CST) Friday, March 25, at the Lacon Cemetery in Lacon, Ill., with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Honor Flight of Chicago, 938 W. Montana Street, Chicago, IL, 60614. 
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com.
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, are assisting local arrangements.

Leona M. Gridley
March 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Leona M. Gridley, 91, of Plymouth, died March 20, 2011 at her residence.
She is survived by a son, Glenn Harley (Geri Liesberger) Gridley, Plymouth; and a sister, Hazel Heiser of Florida.
Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society, P.O. Box #22, Plymouth, IN, 46563.
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.johnson-danielson.com.

Jon A. Lipply
March 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Jon A. Lipply, 64, of Plymouth, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis where he had been a patient since Wednesday. 
He is survived by his wife, Linda; a daughter, Shelly (Kip) Diemer of Nappanee; stepsons, Shawn Chain of Bloomington, Eric (Shay) Chain of Clarksville, Tenn.; a grandson; four stepgrandchildren; a stepgreat-grandson; sisters, Lynda (Larry) Meadows of Wimauma, Fla., and Jean (Jack) Briggs of Pueblo, Colo.; brothers, Dave (Deb) Hollar of Syracuse, and Bugs (Donna) Hollar of Milford. 
Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Wednesday, March 23 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. 
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 24, at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in South Union Cemetery with military graveside services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nappanee American Legion.
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.tlyfh.com.