Elkhart County

Judith ‘Judy’ Rose

Judith “Judy” Rose, 68, Nappanee, died unexpectedly  at 9:58 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at her residence.   She was born Aug. 15, 1948 in Joliet, IL to William and Loretta (Johnson) Castello. On Sept. 1, 1989, she married Charles “Charlie” Rose in Argos. Mrs. Rose spent her … Read More

Vern E. Hershberger

Vern E. Hershberger, 78, Nappanee, passed away peacefully at his home at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 after a long illness.  He was born June 19, 1938 in Goshen to Ezra and Katie (Yoder) Hershberger. Vern lived his lifetime in Elkhart County.  On Sept. 3, 1959, he married … Read More

Bethel S. Reaker

Bethel S. Reaker, 68, Nappanee, passed away at home unexpectedly of natural causes at 5:35 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Bethel was born March 8, 1948 to Leonard and Jessie (Small) Stouder in Elkhart.  She was a graduate of Nappanee High School.  On Aug. 6, 1966 she married … Read More

Dr. Robert M. Abel

Dr. Robert M. Abel, age 92, of Wakarusa, died at 2:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born Nov. 10, 1924 to Ralph M. and Edna (Pletcher) Abel in Wakarusa and grew up on a farm near Wakarusa. On Aug. 13, 1948 he … Read More

Beverly Jean Williams

Beverly Jean Williams, age 79, of Nappanee, died at 1:45 a.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at her residence, after a 4 month illness. She was born July 14, 1937 in Kosciusko County to Dale and Louis (Laudeman) George.  She had lived in this area all of her life. … Read More

Virginia Ellen Waters

Virginia Ellen (Lemler) Waters, 80, Nappanee, died at 6:50 a.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2017, exactly 17 years after her mother.  Virginia was born March 7, 1936 in Elkhart County.  She married the love of her life, Robert Allen Waters on June 13, 1953 in Plymouth. He preceded her in death … Read More

Frank Junior Hoffer

Frank Junior Hoffer, 89, died at 2:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, after a short illness. Frank was born Nov. 5, 1927 at home in Nappanee, to Willard and Lucy (Tea) Hoffer. Frank graduated from Nappanee High School. He served as an U.S. … Read More

Carol Adams

Carol Adams, age 83, of Nappanee, died at 3 a.m., Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Elkhart Hospice House, where she was admitted on Thursday following a long illness. Carol was born Dec. 18, 1933 in Tippecanoe, to Wren and Evelyn (Doubt) Crane. Carol graduated from Bourbon High School.  She married Lotus … Read More

Frank Hartman

Frank Hartman, 80, Nappanee, died at 11:50 a.m., Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 at his residence after a short illness with pancreatic cancer.   Frank was born Dec. 11, 1936 in Nappanee to Ralph and Martha (Housour) Hartman. He graduated from Nappanee High School. On Dec. 21, 1957, he married Rosemary … Read More

Rose Mast

Rose Mast, 81, Nappanee, died at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.  Rose was born March 24, 1935 in Niles, Mich. to Charles and Lucy (Kirk) Richardson. Rose graduated from Niles High School. On Feb. 19, 1956 she married Winifred Mast in Niles, … Read More

James M. Toman

James M. Toman, 90, Nappanee, formerly of Naperville, died at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at his residence.  He had been in ill health for one month. James was born Feb. 3, 1926 in Chicago, Ill. to James and Anna (Zabran) Toman.    James was a graduate of Morton East … Read More

Mary Evelyn Hochstetler

Mary Evelyn Hochstetler, 85, Nappanee, passed away peacefully at 2:03 a.m., Monday, December 19, 2016 at her home.  She was born Aug. 2, 1931 in Nappanee to Simon J. and Susie (Hochstetler) Slabaugh.  Mary lived her lifetime in this area.  On February 20, 1955 she married Eli J. … Read More

Harriet Jean Lightfoot

Harriet Jean Lightfoot died Dec. 17, 2016, after a lingering illness.  Harriet was born June 8, 1930 in Gary to Henry and Hazel Johnson.  On Feb. 10, 1950, she married Earl Lightfoot. Harriet was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Eileen, Marion, and Virginia.  She is survived by her … Read More

Bernice E. Hollar

Bernice E. Hollar, 95, Nappanee, died at 8:45 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse, where she had been a resident since January 2016.                 She was born June 28, 1921 in Elkhart County to Nelson VanBuren and … Read More

Dale R. Stump

Dale R. Stump, 91, Milford, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Milford. Dale was born Oct. 27, 1925 to Clayton and Hazel (Defreese) Stump in Nappanee. He graduated from Milford High School with the class of 1943 and went on to … Read More

Henry Hochstetler

Henry Hochstetler, 86, Nappanee, died at 5:25 a.m., Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at Signature Healthcare, Bremen, where he had been a resident for three weeks.  He was born May 2, 1930 in Middlebury to Jerry and Emma (Eash) Hostetler. He grew up in the Middlebury area and has lived … Read More