Fulton County

Ann S. Lough

Ann S. Lough, 78, Indianapolis, formerly of Culver and Rochester, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Saturday May 20, 2017 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.  She was surrounded by her family. Ann was born on Oct. 25, 1938 in South Bend, the only child of Ned and Wilnetta … Read More

Dean Smith

Dean Smith, 85, Rochester, passed away at 2:14 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017 at his residence. On March 5, 1932, Lloyd Dean Smith was born in Rochester.  He was the treasured son of  Fred L. and  Clidia  White  Smith.  Dean graduated from Monterey High School in 1950, serving as class … Read More


Dean Smith, 85, Rochester, passed away at 2:14 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester.

Arnold Eugene Bell

Arnold Eugene Bell, 78, Rochester, passed away at 8:59 a.m. on Friday April 21, 2017 at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was born on May 7, 1938 in Rochester to John Arnold and Emlene Bernadean (Zartman) Bell. He lived most of his life … Read More

Alan Ray Waltenberger

Alan Ray Waltenberger, 78, Macy, passed away at 7:57 a.m. Friday May 12, 2017 in Macy. He was born on May 31, 1938 in Angola, the son of Julius Ray and Gladys Marie (Steele) Waltenberger. On June 1, 1983 in Tennessee he married Janet L. Anderson. She preceded … Read More

Kenneth E. Warmbrod

Kenneth E. Warmbrod, 84, Rochester, passed away at 12:51 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born on Sept. 12, 1932 in Winamac, the son of John and Lela (Tillotson) Warmbrod. On Oct. 21, 1951 in Winamac, he married Dorothy Young and she survives. Early … Read More

Francis Oliver Coplen

Francis Oliver Coplen, 92, died on Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by family. He leaves his brother, Melville Coplen of Warsaw; his son, Larry Coplen of Indianapolis; his daughter Linda (Coplen) Hagan of Oswego, Ill.; his granddaughter Angela Ossar and great-grandson Milo Ossar of Austin, Texas; and his significant other, Janis … Read More

Lana Sue Pitcock-Blanchard

Lana Sue Pitcock- Blanchard, 68, Rochester, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Life care Center of Rochester. She was born on Oct. 13, 1948 in Rochester, the daughter of Wilbur O. “Boots” and Clara Mae (Clemans) Winegardner. She had worked for Farm and Home … Read More

Philip D. Riggle

Philip D. Riggle, 67, Albany, Kentucky and longtime Fulton area resident, passed away at 6:51 p.m. Friday May 5, 2017, at his residence in Albany, Ky. He was born on Aug. 28, 1949 in Rochester, the son of Charles B. and Donna (Thomas) Riggle Jr. On Sept. 11, … Read More

Carol Jean Lewis

Carol Jean Lewis, 76, Rochester, passed away at 6:56 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her residence. On Dec. 23, 1940, Carol was born in Shawnee, Ill. to  Arvid and Ebba Johnson. Carol is survived by a daughter, Anita Lewis, of Rochester; and two grandchildren: Mya Lewis and … Read More

David L. Sult

David L. Sult, 56, Rochester passed away unexpectedly April 30, 2017 after a sudden illness. He was born May 15, 1960 in Rochester to William and Diana (Wagoner) Sult. He married Brandy Dust on May 15, 2015; she survives. David loved being outdoors, gardening, camping and hanging out … Read More

Don Lee ‘Post’ Fernstermaker

Don Lee “Post” Fenstermaker 62, Rochester, passed away at 5:26 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was born on Aug. 24, 1954 in Rochester, the son of Donnie L. and Joanne M. (Armstrong) Fenstermaker. On Oct. 5, 1996 in Gatlinburg, Tenn., he … Read More

Bertha Jo Chambers

Bertha Jo Chambers, 85, Rochester, passed away at 5:19 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born on March 22, 1931, in Star City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Ardella A. (Jenkins) King. On Aug. 24, 1956, Bertha … Read More

Shirley A. Watrous

Shirley A. (Vanata) Watrous, 75, Plymouth, died at 10:40 a.m. April 25, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth,  where she had been in declining health over the past couple of years. She was born on May 26, 1941 in Rochester to Loftlee B. Vanata and Violet D. (Milliser) … Read More

Christopher Kyle Phillips

On March 7, 1981, in Rochester, Christopher Kyle Phillips was born. He was the treasured son of Ted C. and Victoria J. Langenbahn Phillips. As the youngest of the Phillips children, growing up he shared his childhood with two sisters Laura and Amanda. During Kyle’s high school years … Read More

Kyle Phillips

Former Rochester resident, Kyle Phillips, 36, Plymouth, passed away at 1:38 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017. On March 7, 1981, in Rochester, Christopher Kyle Phillips was born. He was the treasured son of Ted C. and Victoria J. Langenbahm Phillips. As the youngest of the Phillips children, growing up he shared his … Read More