Death Notices

Emma L. Tolson Thompson
May 7, 2011
KNOX — Emma L. Tolson Thompson, 56, of Knox, died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, at IU Health Starke Hospital, Knox.
She is survived by sons: Michael D. Watts of Knox and Donald R. Thompson of Westville; a daughter, Jenine (Aaron) Pugh of LaPorte; five grandchildren: brothers: James Tolson of North Judson, Raymond Tolson, Hager Tolson and Michael Tolson, all of Knox, Jerry Tolson of Argos and Danny Tolson of Grand Ridge, Fla.; and sisters: Helen Mullins of Knox, Jacqueline Collins of English Lake and Anna Rudd of Michigan City.
Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Friday at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rannells Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home's website at www.rannellsfuneral home.com.

Thomas Lee Bridegroom
May 7, 2011
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. — Thomas Lee Bridegroom, 29, Woodland Hills, Calif., formerly of Knox, died Saturday, May 7, 2011.
He is survived by his parents: Norman and Martha (Parker) Bridegroom; sister, Kim Butts of North Liberty; and a brother, David Bridegroom of Knox.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. (EST) Monday, May 16 at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17 at the Memorial Chapel at Culver Academy, Culver.
Burial was in Winamac Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the family via the funeral home.

John Charles Kratzchmar Sr.
May 6, 2011
MODESTO, Calif. — John Charles Kratzchmar St., 62, of Modesto, Calif., died of natural causes Friday, May 6, 2011.
He is survived by his children: John (Wendy) Kratzchmar, Jason (Marsha) Kratzchmar, Christy Kratzchmar, and Robert (Diane) Kratzchmar; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
There will be no funeral services.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday, May 21 at Koontz Lake Missionary Church, 8044 N. Ind.. 23, Walkerton.

Wilma 'Jean' Diangikis
May 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Wilma "Jean" Diangikis, 77, of Plymouth, died Friday, May 13, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
She is survived by daughters: Penny Diangikis and Kay (Doug) Marsh of, both of Grovertown; sons: Bob (Janice) Diangikis of Argos and Michael Diangikis of Grovertown; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sisters: Betty (Bill) Yunger of Crown Point and Helen Ayers of Plymouth.
Visitation was held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 and for one hour prior to services Wednesday at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 18 at 1 p.m. at the chapel.
Burial was in Grovertown Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home's website at www. rannellsfuneralhome.com.

Rolland F. McVey            
May 3, 2011
KNOX — Rolland F. McVey, 89, of Knox, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.  
He is survived by three nephews: Albert F. McVey and Dennis W. McVey, both of Plymouth, and Paul F. McVey of Tippecanoe.  
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial was in Lerch Cemetery.  
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home's email at www.rannellsfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy E. Pawlik
May 10, 2011
KNOX — Dorothy E. Pawlik, 89, of Knox, died Tuesday, May 10 at Wintersong Village Nursing Home. She is survived by a brother, Joseph DeFrier of Carpentersville, Ill.
Visitation was held Friday, May 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Knox, with a 4:30 p.m. Rosary recitation.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Edna Mae Hale
May 12, 2011
FRANCESVILLE — Edna Mae Hale, 67, of Francesville, formerly of North Judson, died Thursday, May 12 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home, Francesville.
She is survived by daughters: Lois (Eddie) Duff, Nancy M. (John) Duff and Joyce Hale; 10 grandchildren: sister, Rosie Maggard; brothers: Jerry (Ruby) Watkins, Terry Watkins, Walter Watkins and Garry Stanfier; and friend, Corleen (Radie) Miller.
Visitation was held Sunday, May 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. EDT.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at Frian Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel.
Burial was in Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.
Memorial Contributions may be given to family

Helen L. Smith
May 9, 2011
WINAMAC — Helen L. (Spenner) Smith, 90, of Winamac,died Monday, May 9 at Pulaski Health Care Center.
She is survived by sons: David E. Smith of New Castle and Palmer J. Smith of Knox; two grandchildren; brothers: Jerry Spenner of Holiday, Fla., and Paul Spenner of Bradenton, Fla.; sister, Lucille M. Stonebraker of San Pierre.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13 at United Methodist Church, North Judson, with visitation one hour to services at O'Donnell Funeral Home, North Judson
Burial was in Pioneer Cemetery, North Judson.