Elkhart County

Michial Patric Thompson II

Michial Patric Thompson, II, 39, Nappanee, died at 1:47 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at Parkview Hospital, from an auto accident in Noble County.  He was born May 13, 1977 in South Bend to Mike and Roberta Gail (Benson) Thompson. Michial grew up in the Mishawaka area, he later moved … Read More

Charles LeRoy Wimmer

Charles LeRoy Wimmer, 83, New Paris, died at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care in Milford, where he had been a resident for 18 months.  He was born to Gilbert P. and Beverly Susanna (Ancil) Wimmer April 5, 1933 in Converse on … Read More

Edwin J. Yoder

Edwin J. Yoder, 88, Nappanee, died at 6:48 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at the home of his daughter, Edward and Nancy Miller of Nappanee, due to natural causes.   He was born July 17, 1928 to Jonas and Nancy (Slabaugh) Yoder. Mr. Yoder was a member of the … Read More

Jennifer Lorane Yoder

Jennifer Lorane Yoder, 52, Nappanee, passed away at 3:38 a.m. Feb. 25, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, due to a blood clot in her brain. She attended Woodlawn Mennonite Church, Goshen. Aside from her love for her family and friends, Mama’s greatest love was her home … Read More

Kitty R. Fink

Kitty R. Fink, 82, Nappanee, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at her residence, unexpectedly of natural causes.  She was born June 11, 1934 in Goshen to Clare and Iris (Hershberger) Dills. She lived her lifetime in this area. On July 19, 1952 she married Milton Fink.  He preceded her in … Read More

Judith L. Thomas

Judith L. Thomas, 67, Nappanee, died at 10:46 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at her residence.  She was born to Freeman and Opal (Christianson) Jacobson in Albert Lea, Minn. Mrs. Thomas was a high school graduate. She got a Degree in Education at University of Minnesota @ Morris, Minnesota. She … Read More

George F. Sheets

George F. Sheets, 82, of Nappanee, died at 3:40 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at Good Shepherd Hospice, Sebring, Fla., after an illness of three weeks.  He was born Nov. 4, 1934 in Nappanee to Charles L. and Eileen (Harman) Sheets. George was a 1952 graduate of Nappanee High School. On … Read More

Richard L. Hershberger

Richard L. Hershberger, Syracuse, 68, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, unexpectedly of natural causes at Goshen Hospital.  He was born Feb. 29, 1948 to Victor and Frieda (Robison) Hershberger in Nappanee.  Richard was a lifetime area resident.  He worked at Holiday Rambler for 24 years, and 10 years … Read More

Michael Eugene Whitmer

Michael Eugene Whitmer, 56, Plainfield, formerly of Nappanee, died at 8:36 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 after a seven year illness, at Hospice House in Elkhart where he had been admitted Saturday.  He was born Dec. 30, 1960 in Elkhart to Robert and Betty (Miller) Whitmer. Michael was … Read More

Terrance L. McDonald

Terrance L. “Terry” McDonald, 72, New Paris, passed away at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at his home. He was born on Feb. 15, 1944 in Kalamazoo, Mich. to Francis L. and Olive E. (Hunninghake) McDonald. He was a lifetime Syracuse and New Paris area resident and … Read More

Justin Lewis ‘Dean’ Dean

Justin Lewis “Dean” Dean, 21, Elkhart, died at 12:18 pm, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 in South Bend Memorial Hospital, from injuries received in a tragic car accident Thursday evening.  He was born Feb. 23, 1995 in St. Joseph County to Frank and Donna (Logan) Dean. Justin lived his … Read More

Donald E. ‘Don’ Fackler

Donald E. “Don” Fackler, 82, Syracuse, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born on July 18, 1934 in Goshen to Forrest W. and Blanche I. (Culler) Fackler. He graduated in 1954 from New Paris High School, a … Read More

Ann M. Earl

Ann M. Earl, 59, Nappanee, died unexpectedly from natural causes at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at her residence.  She was born Feb. 14, 1957 in Batavia, N.Y. to Charles and Ellamae (Hyland) Blatt.  On Feb. 22, 1975, she married Bruce Earl in New York. Ann M. … Read More

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