Wabash County

Rev. Carl R. Lemna

The Rev. Carl R. Lemna, North Manchester, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at Timbercrest Healthcare. He was born Aug. 16, 1930 in Nappanee to Frank and Virdie Lemna. Carl retired in 1992 after 40 years as a Pastor in the United Methodist Church. He served pastorates in … Read More

Marilyn Anne Zinsmeister

Marilyn Anne Zinsmeister, 79, Roann, died at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. She was born Oct. 13, 1937 in Wabash to Hugh and Mones L. (Meyer) Slee. Marilyn was a 1955 graduate of Roann High School. She married George Zinsmeister … Read More

Billy E. Kline

Billy E. Kline, 78, North Manchester, died at 3:38 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017  in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born March 18, 1938 in Wabash, IN to Everett & Grace (Maidford) Kline. Billy retired as a foreman from the Wabash County Highway Department.  He attended … Read More

Arnold C. Keuneke

Arnold C. Keuneke, 97, North Manchester, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at Timbercrest Nursing Home. Born Feb. 4, 1920 in Adams County, he was the son of Albert G. Keuneke and Martha (Kiess) Keuneke. Arnold was born near Preble and lived in Fort Wayne … Read More

Liela Heeter

Liela (Bechtold) Heeter, 86, North Manchester, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. She was born July 27, 1930 in St. Louis, Mo. to Joe and Alma E. (Rudig) Bechtold. She graduated from Chester High School class of 1948. On Nov. … Read More

Patsy C. Fairchild

Patsy C. Fairchild, 81, Huntington, died at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in her residence. She was born February 21, 1935 in Wabash County to Bennett and Thelma (Kline) Ihnen. She graduated from Manchester High School in 1954. On Dec. 22, 1978 she married Ronald G. Fairchild.  … Read More

Norma Jean Monce

Norma Jean Monce, 88, Cincinnati, Ohio died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Indian Springs Healthcare Facility, Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born in North Manchester, Dec. 4, 1928 to Harley A. and Ethel F. (Cover) Sincroft. She graduated from Central High School, North Manchester class of … Read More

Arnold C. Keuneke — PENDING

Arnold C. Keuneke, 97, North Manchester, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at Timbercrest Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

James L. Gratz 

Born in Bluffton, Ohio on July 9, 1924, son of Leonard and Pearl Moser Gratz, James L. Gratz died February 3, 2017 in North Manchester. He grew up on a farm, was confirmed in the Evangelical & Reformed Church, and graduated from Bluffton High School in 1943.  Jim … Read More

Elbert E. Fingerle

Elbert E. Fingerle, 91, formerly of Wabash, Indiana died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at Aperion Care in Kokomo, Indiana. He was born to the late Henry and Ethel Mable (Patrick) Fingerle on Dec. 9, 1925 in North Manchester, Indiana. He graduated from Wabash High School. He played Semi Pro … Read More

Beach Junior Whitaker

Beach Junior Whitaker, 87, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 7:30 pm, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at Parkview Wabash Hospital. He was born Sept. 9, 1929 in Wabash County, to Beach and Ethel Iris (Keller) Whitaker. Beach was a 1947 graduate of Linlawn High School and was a US … Read More

Eva Wilson

Eva E. Wilson, 87, formerly of Wabash, Ind., died at 12:30 pm, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. She was born Jan. 4, 1930 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Charles Brickley and Mary Mae (Boucher) Brickley Phelps. Eva first married Hobert Young and he … Read More

Eunice Eileen Butterbaugh

Eunice Eileen “Euny” Butterbaugh, 92, North Manchester, passed away at 6:25 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester. She was born Dec. 19, 1924 in Wabash County to Virgil and Hattie C. (Rickert) Hanley. Euny was a 1942 graduate of Chester High School. … Read More

John Leon Blocher

John Leon Blocher, 76, of Wabash, died at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at his home. He was born May 16, 1940 in Wabash, to John Matthew Blocher and Imogene M. (Sharp) Williams. John was an escort driver at Wendt’s in Wabash, retiring after 20 years. He … Read More

Cheryl M. Eldridge

Cheryl M. Eldridge, 65, North Manchester, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. On Aug. 30, 1951, she was born in Sidney, Ohio to Orland and Phyllis (Alsip) Ludwig.  She was united in marriage to Mitchell Eldridge, on July … Read More

Janavee Prater — UPDATED

Janavee Prater, 76, Roann, passed away at 7:51 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. She was born on Nov. 16, 1940 to Creed and Barbara (Bradley) Flannery in Floyd County, Ky. She was a Member of the First Freewill Baptist Church, Claypool, where … Read More