Death notices 3-19-12

Helen Leeper
March 18, 2012
BOURBON — Helen Virginia Leeper, 78, of Bourbon died March 18, 2012 surrounded by her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Edwin) Clark of Billings, Mont., Sharon (Gary) Eads of Bourbon; three sons, Deane R. (Sherrie) Leeper of Bourbon, Gene (Phyllis) Leeper of Bremen, David (Kay) Leeper of Plymouth, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Lula Polson, Laverne Fisher Wauneta Denney and a brother Carl Leeper.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen. Burial will follow in Bremen Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Mishler Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Center for Hospice Care or Right at Home Adult Care in Bourbon.
The Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at

James A. Baker
March 17, 2012
CULVER — James A. Baker, 59, of Culver died March 17, 2012 at 11:26 p.m. in Donaldson.
He is survived by his mother, Beatrice Baker of Culver; son, Ben Baker of Rochester; daughter, R. Jill Gavlick of Culver; sisters, Vickie (Richard) Zehner of Monterey, Debra (Joe) Reinhold of Culver, Julie (Roger) Romig of Culver; two grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild.
Visitation is Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Odom Funeral Home and one hour before services Wednesday.
Services will be Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Odom Funeral Home. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Delong Gospel Lighthouse Church.
Letters of condolence for the family may be sent via the obituary page at
The Odom Funeral Home of Culver is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Heistand
March 17, 2012 
KNOX — Helen Heistand, 87, died Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Golden Living Center, Knox. 
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Murray of Knox and Susan (Ralph) Marsh of Leesburg, Fla.; one son, Charles (Ellen) Heistand of Lakeland, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 12 p.m. CDT in Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. Burial will be at the Crown Hill Cemetery, Knox.  Visitation is Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home. To leave online condolences go to

Tom W. Miller
March 14, 2012
ROCHESTER — Tom W. Miller, 62, 1844 E. 300 S., Rochester, died Wednesday due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Miller; sister, Eileen Fellers; and brother Charlie (Katie) Miller.
Visitation is Tuesday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Private  family services will take place Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Rochester or the First Baptist Church Scholarship fund.
Condolences may be left at

Patrick McCarty
March 17, 2012
ROCHESTER — Patrick McCarty, 50, of Rochester died Saturday March 17. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home.