Death notices 8-26-13

Jean Brownlee
Aug. 23, 2013
WALKERTON — Emma “Jean” Brownlee, 79, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 in her home.
She is survived by her husband, Lynn R. Brownlee; daughters, Pamela (Phil) Smith of Walkerton, Joyce (Kevin Kammerer) Lightner of South Bend, Janice (Don) Stanley of Plymouth and Mary (David) Carlson of Walkerton; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Eliza Hopkins of Francesville and Emily Hopkins of Rensselaer and daughter-in-law, Vickie Brownlee of Walkerton.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. EDT at the Walkerton United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Morris Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. EDT at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel and Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care of South Bend. To leave online condolences, go to

Wendell Nelson
Aug. 24, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Wendell Nelson, 96, Orange, Calif., formerly of Plymouth, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Saint Joseph Hospital, in Orange. Arrangements are pending at Van Gilder Funeral Home in Plymouth.

Mary Wentzel
Aug. 24, 2013
ROCHESTER — Mary Wentzel, 94, of Rochester died Saturday, Aug. 24 at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home.