Eugene “Gene” Arthur Koch, 72, Rochester, passed away at 9:39 p.m., Thursday, April 13, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Gene was born in Rochester May 6, 1944. He was the treasured son of  James Russell “Ted” and Frances E. Martin Koch. Growing up he shared his childhood with … Read More

Eugene ‘Gene’ Arthur Koch

Eugene “Gene” Arthur Koch, 72, of Rochester, passed away at 9:39 p.m., Thursday, April 13, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester. Gene is lovingly remembered by his wife Janice;  two daughters: Janelle Shanes and husband Jim of Rochester, and Angela Merley and husband Eric of Claypool; a … Read More

Mary Marie Swartz — UPDATED

Mary Marie (Baumgartner) Swartz, 83, Rochester, passed away at 4:16 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, due to complications from heart surgery. Born in her family farmhouse in Jefferson Township, Elkhart County, to Lucille (Reid) and Homer Baumgartner on May 25, 1933, she spent … Read More

Rev. Donald Vincent Olmstead

Rev. Donald “Don” Vincent Olmsted. 91, Rochester, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 1, 1925 in Charles City, Iowa, the son of Henry and Dorothy (Kelley) Olmsted. On Aug. 28, 1947 in Willis, Kan., he married Lora … Read More

Joshua A. Brugh

Joshua A. Brugh, 37, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 10:10 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017 at his residence.  This followed a courageous battle with cancer. In Fulton County, on May 6, 1979, Joshua Alex Brugh was born. He was a treasured son … Read More

Jerry P. Covington

Jerry P. Covington, 78, Rochester, passed away at 3:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his residence. This followed a valiant battle with cancer. On Oct. 22, 1938, in Quitman, Miss.,  Jerry was born. He was the treasured son of Hubert and Clara Lou Burt Covington.  Growing up he … Read More

Charles A. ‘Jake’ Gardner

Charles A. “Jake” Gardner, 76, Rochester, formerly of Plymouth passed away at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in the Life Care Center of Rochester where he resided since his illness in December 2010. Charles was born on March 29, 1940 in Walkerton to Floyd and Mary … Read More

David L. Ranstead

David L. Ranstead, 60, Rochester, passed away at 2:31 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his residence. On March 1, 1957, David was born in Fulton County to Richard L. and Aletha M. McGee Ranstead. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister, Karen and a brother, Rick.  … Read More

Harold ‘Ernie’ Edward Young

Harold “Ernie” Edward Young, 79, Rochester was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at Life Care Center, Rochester at 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Born in South Bend at St. Joseph Hospital on July 27, 1937, Ernie Young was the treasured son of … Read More

Susan E. Frettinger

Susan E. Frettinger, 58, Rochester passed away  at  8:57 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at her residence. On Sept. 11, 1958, Susan was born in Rochester to Frank Edward and  Thelma J. Moon Frettinger. Growing up she shared her childhood with two sisters and a brother. Susan is lovingly … Read More

Sherry Lee Rogers — UPDATED

Sherry Lee Rogers, 66, Rochester, passed away at 10:37 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at  her residence following a valiant fight with cancer. On Feb. 18, 1951, at Rochester’s Woodlawn Hospital, Sherry Lee Evans was born.  She was a treasured daughter of Robert W. and Norma J. Bitterling Evans. Growing up … Read More