Lynn VanDerWeele

Lynn VanDerWeele, 83, of Argos, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, at his residence. He was born in Argos on Feb. 4, 1932 to Jack and Zelma (Albright) VanDerWeele, and has lived here his entire life. Lynn married Virginia Schlosser on July 6, 1952 in Argos, and … Read More

Henry L. Kilmer

Henry L. Kilmer

Henry L. Kilmer, 98, of Syracuse, died at his home early Tuesday morning, March 31, 2015. He was born Aug. 9, 1916, in Elkhart to Rufus and Fanny (Ernest) Kilmer. On Dec. 24, 1938, he married Dorothea M. Mullen in Elkhart. She died May 3, 2003. Surviving is a … Read More

Marcella 'Marcie' Marie Shelton Spencer

Marcella ‘Marcie’ Marie Shelton Spencer

Marcella ‘Marcie’ Marie Shelton Spencer, 92, of Shell Lake, Wis., formerly of Wabash, died at 1 a.m. Central Time, Monday, March 30, 2015, at the home of her daughter. She was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Landess, to Artie Franklin and Myrtle Marie (Watson) Welch. Marcie was a … Read More

Franklin D. Schrader

Franklin D. Schrader

Franklin D. Schrader, 81, of Evansville, formerly of Columbia City, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at his home. He was born June 17, 1933, in Whitley County, to the late Charles E. and Mary (Gaff) Schrader. He spent his formative years in Whitley County and graduated from Coesse … Read More


James Oscar Wells, Jr.

James Oscar Wells, Jr., 87, of Rochester, passed away at 10:58 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne. On July 22, 1927, Jim was born in Peru to James Oscar and Dolly May Harmon Wells Sr. Growing up he shared his childhood with a brother … Read More


Kathy L. McElroy

Kathy L. McElroy, 56, of Silver Lake, Indiana passed away at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in her residence. On Jan. 6, 1959, she was born in Hammond to Edwin and Sarah (Ooms) DeVries. Kathy graduated from Lowell High School. She had lived in various towns including … Read More

ada shaffer

Ada J. Shaffer

Ada J. Shaffer, 85, of Warsaw, passed away at 4:27 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw. She was a homemaker and a self-employed child care provider, having babysat for many children over the years. Ada was a member of Brookpark Community Church of … Read More

Donald G. Wasio

Donald G. Wasio

Donald G. Wasio, 72, passed away with his loving wife near his side Monday evening, March 30, in his home. Don was born in Canada on July 1, 1942. He graduated from Riley High School in South Bend, where he would first meet Barbara A. Snyder. He graduated … Read More

Jeri A. Mason

Jeri A. Mason, 81, of Logansport, passed away at 4:55 a.m., Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Miller’s Merry Manor. Born on June 16, 1933, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of the late Edmond and Iris (Dwiggens) WainWright. Jeri was a graduate of Kokomo High School. She was a homemaker … Read More

Irvin A. Jylland

Irvin A. Jylland, 75, of Rochester, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Irvin was born in Rochester, Minn. on July 12, 1939, to Chester and Hazel Walker Jylland. Irvin worked at Winamac Spring and Coil until becoming disabled. To relax … Read More

donald havens

Donald Havens

Donald Havens, age 65, of Nappanee, died at 12:06 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at his residence after a short illness. He was born Dec. 12, 1949 in Ezel, Ky. to Clayton and Daisy (Murphy) Havens. Mr. Havens moved to this area in 1955. He married Sue Blosser … Read More

William Smith — PENDING

William Smith, 58, of Warsaw, passed away at 12:28 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 in Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. To sign the electronic guestbook, visit … Read More

Charles R. Koller

Charles “Chuck” R. Koller, 94, of North Manchester, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at Select Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 16, 1920, in North Manchester to William Henry and Violet (Naber) Koller, both deceased. He married Joan Lautzenhiser on Oct. 22, 1944. She … Read More

Christine Jo Little

Christine Jo Little

Christine Jo Little, 58, passed away peacefully at 9 a.m. Monday, March 30, after a lengthy battle with colon cancer at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne after a weekend of being surrounded by close friends who shared her life. She was born in Warsaw on … Read More


Elsie E. Spangler

Elsie E. Spangler, 99, Fulton, passed away at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She was born to Grover and Ruth (Sullivan) Moss, in Cass County on Jan. 26, 1916. A graduate of the Twelve Mile High School, Elsie married Ed Spangler on Aug. … Read More