April 28th, 2011
Raymond T. Pierson
Dec. 5, 1925 â€” April 25, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Raymond T. Pierson, 85, formerly of E. Baker St., Plymouth, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife and family in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home at 3:40 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011.
Raymond was born in South Bend Dec. 5, 1925 to Louis V. and Victoria Rataczak Pierson. Ray attended school at St. Adelbert and Central High School in South Bend before joining the Navy.Â
He enlisted in the Navy Jan. 3, 1943; he served in the Pacific Theater on the USS Mascorna and the USS Vela Gulf and was honorably discharged April 4, 1946.
SAVANNAH, GA â€” Music fans will be cheering some of the worldâ€™s top acts again this year as part of the Vanâ€™s Warped Tour that will criss cross the country through June, July and August.
Along with some of the hottest acts in music today â€” Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jackâ€™s Mannequin, and Simple Plan to name just a few â€” will be a band from Savannah, Ga. called Passafire, that just happens to feature two names that will be very familiar to Plymouth residents.
Janice F. Bolles
April 26, 1947 â€” April 26, 2011
KNOX â€”Â Janice F. Bolles, 64, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Porter Health-Valparaiso Hospital at 5:30 p.m.
Surviving are her husband, Fred Bolles Sr.; one son, Fred (Debbie) Bolles Jr. of England; twoÂ daughters, Kimberly Freet and Andrea Bolles, both of Knox; one granddaughter; two brothers, Troy Lewis of PortageÂ and Danny Lewis of Valparaiso; three sisters, Hazel Fields of Newton County, Mary Noe of South Haven,Â and Barbara Snyder of Florida.
Robert H. FergusonÂ
July 8, 1931 â€” April 24, 2011
KOONTZ LAKE â€” Robert H. Ferguson, 79, passed away Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Ind.Â Ferguson was born July 8, 1931 in Chicago, Ill. to Howard and Evelyn (Houser) Ferguson.Â
He is survived by his very special friend, Frances Christy.Â Also surviving are his good friends, William and Nina Belk and many more friends from the Hoosier Old Wheels Car Club.Â
Iris L. Zink
July 7, 1914 â€” April 26, 2011
LaPORTE â€” Iris L. Zink, 96, of LaPorte,Â died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Brentwood Assisted Living.
She was born July 7, 1914 in Walkerton to Oliver and Fern (Bennett) Cripe.
Aug. 12, 1933 in Kokomo she married Audra B. Zink who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1991.Â
She was a member of Salem Chapel United Methodist Church.Â
Clement C. Fox
Sept. 27, 1925 â€“ April 26, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Clement C. Fox, 85, died unexpectedly at his West 9th Road residence Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 11:50 p.m. due to natural causes.
He was born Sept. 27, 1925 in Monterey, one of 14 children from the union of Frederick W. and Elizabeth (Winter) Fox. He received his elementary education at St. Anneâ€™s Holy Family School and continued at Monterey High School.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Marshall County Council on Aging is hosting the AARP Driver Safety Program at the Life Enrichment Center Thursday, May 19. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and box lunches will be available for purchase to those who RSVP. Although the program is geared toward drivers 50 and older, all ages of drivers are encouraged to attend. In this course, attendees will learn:
â€˘Â Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road
â€˘ How to deal with aggressive drivers
LAPAZ â€” Women's Connection will host "Hoping for Spring" Wednesday, May 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Occasion's Banquet Hall, LaPaz. The meal and presentations are included in the $8.50 cost. Speakers include Karen Ferguson and Mary Brown, and musical guests are Ali Dimmitt and Amber Jenney, Argos music students.
RSVP before April 29 by calling Edna at 574-936-9341, Marge at 574-784-3569, Marilyn at 574-546-3271 or Mary at 574-842-3224.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Marshall County Historical Society is holding its 40th annual dinner Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Christos Banquet Center. TheÂ dinner will feature Theodore Roosevelt (as performed by Gib Young). For more information about historical interpreter Gib Young, visit www.trlive1915.com online.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Marshall County Museum, 123 N. Michigan St. Plymouth. Ticket purchase deadline is Friday, May 13. For more information, call 574-936-2306.
PLYMOUTH â€” The rivalry between Plymouth and Warsaw is always intense, but given the conference ramifications of Wednesdayâ€™s girls tennis meet between the two teams, the competition was fierce.
The Lady Pilgrims hit the courts focused and kept a little cooler under pressure to edge out the visiting Tigers 3-2 and take the driverâ€™s seat in the Northern Lakes Conference round robin standings at Plymouth.