Death notices 9-23-10: Helen I. DeForest, Frances L. Hesch, Rhonda Palmer

Helen I. DeForest
Sept. 21, 2010
  WALKERTON — Helen Irene DeForest, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Survivors include two brothers, Russell (Stella) Frazier of South Bend and Daniel (Phyllis) Frazier of Walkerton and 11 nieces and eleven nephews.
A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. (EST) at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel, where friends may visit with the family 10 a.m. EST until the time of services. To leave online condolences go to:

Frances L. Hesch
Sept. 21, 2010
BREMEN — Frances L. Hesch, 86, of Bremen passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at Community Hospital of Bremen.
Survivors include son Rick (Gina) Hesch of Lakeville, daughter Pam (Dale Klapp) Berkey of Bremen, 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Visitataion is from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday, Sept. 24 at the funeral home, which will be held at noon, at the Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen, officiated by Pastor Neil Wonnacott. Burial will follow at the Resthaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Rhonda Palmer
Sept 21, 2010
  Rhonda Kay Palmer, 59, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the home of her parents, Tom and Ladonna Nicklaus, after a three-year battle with cancer.
  Rhonda is survived by her parents,  Tom and Ladonna Nicklaus of Rochester; and a sister, Rhea Sherwood and husband Russell of Missouri, Texas.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Services are at 7 p.m. Monday, with Chaplain Martha Cory officiating. Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hope Hosoice of Fulton County. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at