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Lisa Joanelle (Harman) Koontz

December 6, 2010

May 2, 1956 – Dec. 4, 2010
 BOURBON — Lisa Joanelle (Harman) Koontz, 54, Center Street, Bourbon, died Saturday Dec. 4, 2010 of natural causes at her residence.
She was born May 2, 1956 in Rochester, to Thomas W. and Joan Lynn “Jody” Cullum Harman.
She was part owner in the family printing business Harmony Marketing Group, Bourbon.
She was a 1974 graduate of Mentone High School, Lisa loved cooking and helping cater meals. She also had a great love of animals. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 424 in Bourbon.

F. William 'Bill' Snyder

December 6, 2010

Aug. 13, 1931 – Dec. 1, 2010
  CULVER — F. William “Bill” Snyder, 79, a lifelong resident of Culver, passed away at 11 p.m. Dec 1, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver surrounded by his loving family. He was passionate about his family, the Culver community and “making the world a stronger, better place.”
He was born Aug 13, 1931 in Culver, the fourth child of Paul T. and Bernice (Crabb) Snyder and remained a lifelong resident and enthusiastic Culver community supporter.

Nancy Rose Cox

December 6, 2010

Dec. 10, 1932 — Dec. 3, 2010
Plymouth — Nancy Rose Cox, 77, of Plymouth, Ind., passed away at the Lifecare Center of Rochester December 3rd, 2010 at 7:45 p.m. She had battled Alzheimer’s disease for the latter part of her life. 
  Nancy was the daughter of Arthur and Eva Roach of Rockville, Ind. She was one of eight children. 

Bremen Holy Walk celebrates 30 years

December 6, 2010

BREMEN — Every December for the last 30 years the Bremen community gets together to recreate a miracle: the Holy Walk.
For an event to bring together over 200 volunteers, involving area churches of varying denominations for the last 30 years is also a miracle. This miracle is due in large part to the Huff family. Jim, his wife Loretta, son Max Huff and his wife Linda have lent their farm, time and leadership to this event every year. Each year people from all over the region and from other countries come to experience this unique event.

Rock-A-Thon for Eric Day set for Tuesday

December 6, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Plymouth vs. Tippecanoe Valley basketball game, a dedicated group of Plymouth High School students will be “rocking” the night away for Eric Day.
Day is a 2010 PHS graduate and very involved in the community. He works at the little league baseball diamond umpiring and loves to be a role model for young boys. Day is recovering from recent brain surgeries and complications from them. 
Day also has had to receive physical therapy during his recovery process. 

Death Notices 12-04-10: Leo ‘Frenchie’ Levesque, Norman Eugene Thomas

December 6, 2010

Leo ‘Frenchie’ Levesque
Dec. 1, 2010
WALKERTON — Leo Paul Levesque (Frenchie), 79, of Walkerton, died at 9:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at the Community Hospital of Bremen.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine “Jeri” Levesque; daughters: Valerie A. Wolfe of Goshen, Shelia S. (Phillip) Kennedy of South Bend, and Gail D. (Leonard) Sargent of Plymouth; a son, Leo R. Levesque of Walkerton; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Gagne of Ocala, Fla.; and his brother, Henry Levesque of California.  

Margaret T. Abbott-Woerner

December 6, 2010

Oct. 16, 1918 — Dec. 2, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Margaret T. Abbott-Woerner, 92, of West Lafayette, formerly of Plymouth, died at 5:30 am. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at Westminster Health Care.
She was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Sterling, Ill., to the late Walter and Blanche Thomas.
Margaret graduated from Indiana University with a BS and MS degrees. She married Howard Abbott in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1980. In 2007 she married Robert Woerner in West Lafayette and he survives.
Margaret was a first grade teacher at Washington School in Plymouth and retired in 1980.

Ruth Stolte

December 6, 2010

Feb. 11, 1926 — Dec. 2, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Ruth E. Stolte, age 84, a resident of Plymouth, formerly of Bourbon, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at 2:45 p.m. in Miller’s Merry Manor Assisted Living with family by her side.
Ruth was born the daughter of Ed Goff and Ruth Modell Bennitt at La Porte, Feb. 11, 1926. She was married March 17, 1946 to Ralph L. Stolte at Wanatah, who later died Jan. 22, 1995.

Kenneth L. Huber

December 6, 2010

Jan. 11, 1922 — Nov. 8, 2010
BREMEN — Kenneth L. Huber, 88, of Bremen, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at the Bremen Health Care Center.
He was born Jan. 11, 1922 in Foraker to Henry and Alva (Hunsberger) Huber. Nov. 8, 1941 he married Bethel Edel; she survives.

Racer Keck has an active pastime

December 6, 2010

PLYMOUTH — It’s no secret that many of today’s senior citizens are leading active lives, but former Plymouth resident Denny (Dennis) Keck brings a new meaning to the term active.
At age 65, he spends much of his time competing on the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) circuit and with his 1990 Corvette. He’s been racing on the circuit for the past seven years.
Keck graduated in 1965 from Plymouth High School and within five years had made his way to Wheatland, Wy.

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