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Leonard W. Sargent

October 21, 2014

Leonard W. Sargent
Aug. 2, 1945 – Oct. 20, 2014
LAPAZ — Leonard W. “Lee” Sargent went to be with his parents on the morning of Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. He is the son of Allan F. and Lillian (Monpetite) Sargent and was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y.
He had a very interesting life with his family and friends. Telling stories of all kinds and helping any person in need, if he could. Lee was caught bragging about his family and grandchildren whenever he got the chance.

Ernestine Irene Edel

October 21, 2014

Ernestine Irene Edel
March 30, 1924 - Oct. 19, 2014
BREMEN — Ernestine Irene Edel, age 90, of Bremen, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa. She was born March 30, 1924 in Nappanee to Otis S. and Clara M. (Stevens) Oster. May 23, 1953 Ernestine married Richard D. Edel in Mishawaka. He preceded her in death July 30, 1987.
Ernestine retired from Uniroyal Plastics in 1979. She was a member of The First United Church of Christ in Bremen, and the Bremen VFW Post 8972.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Robert E. Krick

October 21, 2014

Robert E. Krick
Jan. 6, 1923 - Oct. 18, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Robert E. Krick, 91, of Plymouth formerly of Bourbon, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. at home.
Robert was born Jan. 6, 1923 to John H. Krick and Dora E. (Bowman) Krick at Bourbon. He has been a resident of Bourbon, Kokomo and Plymouth. He was a faithful member of Gospel Light Mission Church of Kokomo. Bob was a United States Army Veteran serving from January 1946 through January 1949.

Orrin Wayne Perkins

October 21, 2014

Orrin Wayne Perkins
Jan. 26, 1933 - Oct. 17, 2014
BREMEN — Orrin Wayne Perkins, 81, of Mishawaka, formerly of Bremen passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Signature Health Care in Bremen. He was born on Jan. 26, 1933 in South Bend to Charles and Hazel Perkins. Orrin retired from Nipsco in 1991, after 40 years of service. He was also a long time member of the Moose Lodge of Mishawaka.

Dimitria H. Bechaka

October 21, 2014

Dimitria H. Bechaka
Nov. 26, 1917 - Oct. 19, 2014
SOUTH BEND — Dimitria H. Bechaka, 96, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 in her residence surrounded by her family.
Dimitria was born Nov. 26, 1917 in Shiatsista, Greece to the late Evangelos and Kaliopei Varveri. On Feb. 12, 1939 in Greece, Dimitria married Harry Bechaka, who preceded her in death in September 1996. They spent many wonderful years together raising their family and making great friendships through their business The Good and Plenty Restaurant in Plymouth.

Death notices 10-21-14

October 21, 2014

Marilyn Rentschler
Oct. 20, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE — Marilyn (Mrs. Fred) Rentschler, 82, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in West Lafayette.
Service arrangements are incomplete at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home in Plymouth.

James W. Campbell
Oct. 19, 2014
KEWANNA — James W. Campbell, 66, of Kewanna, died at his residence of natural causes.
Arrangements are incomplete with the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

JoAnne P. Collins

October 20, 2014

JoAnne P. Collins
Jan. 15, 1936 – Oct. 16, 2014
PLYMOUTH — JoAnne P. “Pennie” Collins, 78, formerly of the Culver area, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Born to Viola Sawyer in Sault Sainte Marie, Mich. on Jan. 15, 1936, Pennie graduated from Sault Sainte Marie High School with the class of 1953. She attended nursing school through Ivy Tech and graduated in 1976.
On May 8, 1954 Pennie married Verner R. Collins Sr. in Sault Sainte Marie Church, Mich. He would precede her in death on Aug. 16, 2003.

Auburn L. ‘Sonny’ Balser

October 20, 2014

Auburn L. ‘Sonny’ Balser
May 1, 1944 - Oct. 17, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Sonny (Auburn) Balser, 70, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at 6:01 p.m. with his loving family by his side.
Born on May 1, 1944 in Charleston, W.Va., Sonny was the son of Lestel G. and Galdys P. (Hopper) Balser.
On Nov. 28, 1998, Sonny married Gail Sweisberger in Plymouth.
Sonny was the owner/operator of Granada Van Conversions in Bristol and he managed three trailer parks in the Plymouth area for over 12 years. He also worked for Pioneer Auto in Osceola until his retirement in 2010.

Death notices 10-20-14

October 20, 2014

Ernestine Edel
Oct. 19, 2014
BREMEN — Ernestine Edel, 90, of Bremen, died Sunday, Oct. 19.
Arrangements are currently pending at the Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen.

Jerry E. Tackett
Oct. 18, 2014
KNOX — Jerry Eugene Tackett, 83, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in IU Health Starke Hospital, Knox.
Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is handling arrangements.

Robert Krick
Oct. 18, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Robert Krick, of Plymouth, formerly of Bourbon, died Saturday, Oct. 18 at his son’s home in Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon.

James Craft

October 20, 2014

James Craft
Oct. 20, 1927 - Oct. 16, 2014
ARGOS — James Craft, 86 of Plymouth died Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at his daughter’s residence in Argos after a long illness.
He was born Oct. 20, 1927 in Breathitt County, Kent. to Clifton Craft and Meadia Hensley. He lived in the Argos community since 1951, after he moved to the area from his native Kentucky.
He is survived by his wife, Marcelle L. (Hartman) Craft. the couple were married Oct. 16, 1973 in Clintwood, Va. James worked at Eley’s Saw Mill in Argos as an Off Bearer.

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