Death notices 8-1-11

Larry Dwight Birk Jr.
July 28, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Larry Dwight “Light Pole” Birk Jr., 48, of 10682 Hawthorn, Lot 21, died at his residence Thursday, July 28, 2011.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Schmeltz Birk; daughters, Michelle (Richard) Barngrover of Argos, and Berniece Birk of Plymouth; son, Corey (Denise) Birk of Plymouth; five grandchildren; brothers, Tim (Lori) Birk of Bremen, Jeff Birk of Plymouth, Jody (Heather) Birk of Plymouth, and Brent (Wendy) Birk of LaPaz; and sisters, Margo Wallace of Plymouth, Wanda (Moses) Alvelo of North Carolina, and Susan (Ben) Swihart of Pennsylvania.
The Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth is in charge of funeral services which will take place at a later date.
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website,

Margaret Ellen Cutshaw Stanton
July 29, 2011
ROCHESTER — Margaret Ellen Cutshaw Stanton, 89, died Friday, July 29 at Life Care Center, Rochester.
She is survived by daughters, Jane (Rick) Hoffman of Rochester, and Debra K (George “Skip”) Stanton of Lexington, Ky.; son, Edward J. (Paige) Stanton of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Monday and an hour prior to services Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Athens-Hoover Cemetery.
Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation or the Eagles Scholarship Fund. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at