Elkhart County

Donna J. Egolf

Donna J. Egolf, 61, Nappanee, died at 6:30 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2017 at Elkhart Hospice House, where she had been admitted Tuesday. She was born Jan. 10, 1956 in Elkhart to Russell Jr. and Janice (Dick) Dumph. Donna lived her lifetime in this area. She was a … Read More

Mary M. Avery

Mary M. Avery, 67, Kings Mountain, N.C., passed away on April 20, 2017, at her home. She was born June 20, 1949, in Rochester, daughter of the late Jesse Merrill and Edith Croussore Merrill. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, at El Bethel … Read More

Olive Maxine Cleveland

Olive Maxine Cleveland, 93, Nappanee, died at 12:36 a.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Lakeland Healthcare, Milford where she had been a resident for five weeks. She was born Nov. 2, 1923 to Lawrence and Iona (Hornsby) Moyer in LaPaz. Mrs. Cleveland was a lifetime area resident. She … Read More

Duane R. Geiser

Duane R. Geiser, 72, of New Paris, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at Elkhart General Hospital after suffering an aneurism of the heart two weeks ago. He was born May 17, 1944 in Wabash to Robert and Elsie (Fingerle) Geiser. On May 19, 1963 he married Linda … Read More

Bradley Eugene Haviland

Bradley Eugene Haviland, 56, Wakarusa, died at 11 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was born Dec. 28, 1960 to Larry and Sandy (Hess) Haviland.  Bradley Haviland was a graduate of Fairfield High School. On Aug. 28, 1982, he married Sharon Hershberger … Read More

Vickie D. Estep

Vickie D. Estep, 43, Warsaw, formerly of Nappanee, died at 5:51 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2017 at her residence.  She was born July 26, 1973 in Elkhart to Keevin C. and Gladie (Stapleton) Estep. Vickie was a lifetime Nappanee area resident. She graduated from  NorthWood High School and had … Read More

Eli Kuhns

Eli Kuhns, 54, Nappanee, died unexpectedly at 10:50 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Bremen Community Hospital Emergency Room.   He was born Nov. 28, 1961 in Nappanee to Ivan and Susie (Weaver) Kuhns. Eli was a dairy farmer and maple syrup producer. He was a member of the Old … Read More


Harold E. Mast, age 91, formerly of Nappanee, died at 7:40 am, Friday, March 24, 2017 at Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth. He was born January 11, 1926 in Nappanee to Glen and Gladys (Huffman) Mast. On July 1, 1945, he married Doris Young. She preceded him in death … Read More

Evelyn Stouder

Evelyn Stouder, 94, Nappanee, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.  She was surrounded by loving family members at the time of her death. Evelyn was born July 7, 1922 to J. W.  and Bessie (Gall) Weybright and lived in Nappanee most of her … Read More

Brett Hanes

Brett Hanes, 33, Nappanee, died at 2:52 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Goshen Hospital. Brett was born May 5, 1983 to Randy and Debrah (Duncan) Hanes in Elkhart. He attended NorthWood High School.  He enjoyed playing guitar and loved his son. Brett is survived by his son, Bryson Hanes, … Read More

Beverly ‘Joan’ Neer

Beverly “Joan” Neer, 81, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at South Bend Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 24, 1935 in Milford to Forest and Mary (Garrison) Ringler. On Aug. 10, 1957 she married Donald E. Neer at Syracuse Church of God. He survives along with three daughters, … Read More

Mary Louise Laser

Mary Louise Laser, 91, Nappanee, died at 1:30 a.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Home in Elkhart.  Mary Louise was born Jan. 31, 1926 to Claude S. and Hazel V. (Flickinger) Laser in Nappanee.  She was a lifetime area resident. Mary Louise graduated from Nappanee High … Read More

Dianna K. Braden

Dianna K. Braden, 55, Nappanee, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 26, 1961 in Rensselaer, IN to Paul and Norma (Young) Braden. Surviving are her sons, Scott (Brittany) Braden, Goshen, Joshua Braden, Elkhart, and Tony Braden at home; 7 grandchildren; siblings, … Read More

Dallas E. Fox

Dallas E. Fox, 81, New Paris, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Goshen Hospital. He was born March 16, 1935 in Milford to Elmer LeRoy and Pearle (Slabaugh) Fox. On Aug. 29, 1959 he married Mary Louise Sheets at Bethany Church of the Brethren. She survives along with … Read More

Don H. Titus

Don H. Titus, 89, Nappanee, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born Aug. 28, 1927 in Kosciusko County to Ben Sr. and Kathryn (Hungerford) Titus. On February 26, 1948 he married his wife of 69 years, Carol … Read More

PENDING — Kellie J. Platz

Kellie J. Platz, 70, Wakarusa, formerly of Nappanee, died 8:50 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa. Arrangements are pending.   … Read More