Larry D. Oswalt — PENDING

Larry D. Oswalt, 77, of Warsaw, passed away at 10:44 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in his residence. Arrangements are currently pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. To sign the electronic guestbook or send online condolences, visit McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel’s website. … Read More

Ruth Steinhilber

Ruth Steinhilber, 99, of Hebron, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Brookdale Assisted Living Home in Valparaiso. She was born Nov. 7, 1915, to Clarence and Vermilya (Rockwell) Sands in Jasper County. Ruth was a graduate of Valparaiso High School, class of 1933. She was a member … Read More


Samarah Ann Engle-Grisby

Samarah Ann Engle-Grisby, 4 months old, of Warsaw, passed away at 11:28 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. On July 25, 2014, she was born in Fort Wayne to Carl Grisby and Melissa Engle. Samarah was Mommy and Daddy’s “warrior princess.” She had been … Read More

Leo Bocko

Leo R. ‘Ike’ Bocko

Leo R. ‘Ike’ Bocko, 91, of Bourbon, passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw, with his family at his side. Ike was born the son of Leo K. and Marie G. Harris Bocko in Mishawaka, April 17, 1923. He … Read More


Lois H. Miller

Lois H. Miller, 90, of Plymouth, passed away at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth. Born in Plymouth, on March 9, 1924, Lois was the daughter of Marion and Justina (See) Hess. Lois graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1941. She … Read More


Karl Francis Merritt

Karl Francis Merritt, 76 , of North Manchester, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Huntington, to Herschel and Mary Ellen (Burkhart) Merritt. Karl married Bonnie Dee Freed in North Manchester on Aug. 15, 1959. He graduated from Central High School in 1956 and … Read More


Michael M. ‘Mike’ Donovan

Michael M. ‘Mike’ Donovan, 61, of Warsaw, passed away 9:56 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born April 12, 1953, in Goshen, to Robert and Helen (Bontrager) Donovan. He was a lifetime Warsaw resident. He earned an Associates Degree in communications … Read More


John H. Bever

John H. Bever, 96, of rural Lagro, passed away at 2:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at his home. He was born May 27, 1918, in Wabash, to James and Nellie (Ply) Bever. John was a 1936 graduate of Linlawn High School. He married Mary ‘Peggy’ Tyner in Peru, … Read More

Emma (Kulp) Martin

Emma (Kulp) Martin, 90, of Nappanee, died at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at her residence after a short illness. She was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Elkhart County to Christian and Emma Elizabeth (Blosser) Kulp. On March 14, 1948, she married Junior Martin at her parents … Read More

Gerald Anthony Rugs

Gerald Anthony Rugs, 83, of Warsaw, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw. He was born on December 14, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., to Anthony Rugs and Celia Victoria (Staneck) Rugs. Rugs was married in April 1956 to Doris (Spears) … Read More

Eldon E. Schweisberger

Eldon E. Schweisberger, 84, of Bremen passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Elkhart Hospice House. Schweisberger was born on May 1, 1930, in Wyatt to Ray and Marie (Kaser) Schweisberger. He graduated from Bremen High School with the class of 1948 and went on to honorably serve … Read More

Michael Allen West

Michael Allen West, 73, 10554 N. Grove Road, Milford, died at 3 a.m. Nov. 20, 2014, at his home, following a 1 1/2-year fight with cancer. West was born Sept. 4, 1941, in Warsaw, to Arthur S. and Marjorie West. He married Judith Brumbaugh on April 1, 1979, … Read More

Mary L. Powell

Mary L. Powell, 91, formerly of Peru, passed away at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Grace Village Healthcare, Winona Lake. Born March 8, 1923 in Peru, she was the daughter of Floyd and Lois Judy Behny. On June 16, 1943, in Denver, Indiana, she was married … Read More

William B. ‘Willis’ Sizemore

William B. ‘Willis’ Sizemore, 58, a former resident of South Whitley, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at his sister’s home in Wabash County. William “Wills” was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., on Dec. 31, 1955, to Henry and Bess (Hubbard) Sizemore. His formative years were … Read More

Nelson R. Stutsman

Nelson R. Stutsman Sr., 82, Elkhart, died 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born March 6, 1932 in Goshen to Ralph & May (Miller) Stutsman. He married Barbara (Cooke) Stutsman on Jan. 8, 1983. She survives. Nelson was a farmer and … Read More

Donald F. Lewis

Donald F. Lewis, 99, of Columbia City, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center where he was admitted on Tuesday. He was born April 12, 1915, in Clarence, Ill., a son of Freeman and Rose (Lewis) Lewis. His formative years were spent … Read More