Death notices 10-24-12

Sharon M. Baker
Oct. 21, 2012 
WALKERTON — Sharon M. Baker, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, South Bend.
Also surviving are; one daughter, Carla Carr of Jacksonville, Fla. and one son, Paul Baker of Walkerton.
There will be no services or visitation. Cremation will take place. Memorial contributions may be given to The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637. Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake is handling arrangements. To leave online condolences, go to

Mark Edward Arvesen
Oct. 22, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Mark Edward Arvesen, 57, of Plymouth died Oct. 22, 2012 at 8:33 a.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
There will be no services.
Van Gilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Stephanie Stutzman Bird
Oct. 22, 2012
ALBANY, Ore. — Stephanie Stutzman Bird, 47, formerly of Rochester died Monday in Albany, Ore. after a battle with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service is being held Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Albany. Fisher Funeral Home of Albany is handling arrangements, and online condolences for the family may be posted at

Marjorie Louise Duecker
Oct. 22, 2012
FORT WAYNE — Marjorie Louise Duecker, 88, died Oct. 22, 2012 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne.