Archive - Obituary
February 26th, 2014
Lavera Loudell Clauss
March 5, 1936 - Feb. 18, 2014
Roger Gene Clauss
March 7, 1936 - Feb. 18, 2014
SOUTH BEND â€”Â Lavera Loudell Clauss and Roger Gene Clauss, both age 77, of South Bend, passed away on Feb. 18, 2014, at their home.
Loudell was born on March 5, 1936, in Newtown, to Cyril and Celia (Staley) Rockwell. Roger was born on March 7, 1936, in Bremen, to George and Ruth (Clindaniel) Clauss.
Jan. 6, 1919 - Feb. 14, 2014
ETNA GREEN â€”Â DeVon Sponseller, 95, lifetime resident of Etna Green, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:35 a.m. in Millerâ€™s Merry Manor Nursing Home of Ft. Wayne.
He was born Jan. 6, 1919 to Dale W. and Josie (Spindler) Sponseller. He married Ruth L. Neff on Sept. 28, 1941; she died Sept. 17, 2002. DeVon was a graduate of Etna Green High School class of 1937.
After retiring from farming, he enjoyed his time with his friends at the local Etna Green CafÃ© or wherever he could find a fresh cup of coffee.
Feb. 25, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Gloria Artist, 68, of Plymouth, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka at 12:25 p.m.
Services are pending at the Van Gilder Funeral Home.
Thomas A. Jones
Feb. 25, 2014
GROVERTOWN â€” Thomas A. Jones, 85, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at his home.
Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel is handling arrangements.
Robert L. Cultice Sr.
June 16, 1929 â€“ Feb. 22, 2014
CULVER â€” Robert L. Cultice Sr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Culver.
Robert was born on June 16, 1929 in Culver, to Emmitt E. and Marie K. Smeltzer Cultice, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Culver High School in 1947 and attended Manchester College.
Nancy J. Brock
June 6, 1951 - Feb. 22, 2014
BOURBON â€”Â Nancy J. Brock, 62, resident of Bourbon, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. in her home.
Nancy was born June 6, 1951 to Donn and Mary (Angle) Kesler at South Bend. She married Rex Brock on April 28, 1973. Nancy was a graduate of Wawasee High School class of 1969.
Karen E. Stifle
Feb. 24, 1941 â€“ Feb. 21, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Karen E. Stifle, 72, of Plymouth, passed away with her loving family by her side at 12:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Feb. 21, 2014.
Born in Gary on Feb. 24, 1941, Karen Elaine was the daughter of Kenneth E. and Grace M. Riley Metzler. She graduated from Horace Mann High School with the class of 1959.
On June 6, 1959 in Gary, Karen married James D. Stifle.
Scott Brovold Â Â
Aug. 4, 1959 - Feb. 23, 2014 Â
KOONTZ LAKE â€” Scott Allen Brovold, 54, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at his home.
Scott was born Aug. 4, 1959 in South Bend to Ernest and Delores (Wellander) Brovold and lived in the area all of his life. He was an employee of Swan Lake Golf Course, Plymouth, a member of the VFW Menâ€™s Auxiliary Post #1954 of North Liberty, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #741 of Plymouth and Sheet Metal Workerâ€™s Local #20 of South Bend. He was life-member of the North American Hunting Club and a former member of ABATE motorcycle club.
Robert L. Cultice Sr.
Feb. 22, 2014
CULVER â€”Â Robert L. Cultice Sr., died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Culver.
Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth is handling arrangements.
Ann Edith (Benninghoff) Reese
Feb. 21, 2014
ARGOS â€” Ann Edith (Benninghoff) Reese, 79, died Feb. 21, 2014 at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bremen.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Dorothy May Sellers
Feb. 4, 2014
John S. Spencer
April 18, 1963 - Feb. 9, 2014
MONUMENT, Colo. â€”Â John Samuel Spencer, 50, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 9, 2014 at his home in Monument, Colo.
He was born April 18, 1963 in Plymouth. He was the son of Sam and Virginia Spencer.
He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1981. He attended Purdue University and later received his bachelorâ€™s degree at Colorado Tech. He was employed by Verizon for 30 years.
Jack A. Rusch Jr.
Nov. 12, 1942 - Feb. 19, 2014 Â
GROVERTOWN â€” Jack A. Rusch Jr., 71, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital, Goshen.
Jack was born Nov. 12, 1942 in Lebanon, Mo. to Jack and Ruth Ann (Huber) Rusch Sr. and lived in the area since 1978, coming from Crystal Lake, Ill. On Oct. 12, 1963, in Fond du Lac, Wis., he was married to the former Janice Schoepke.