Ronald ‘Ron’ L. Freel Sr.

Ronald ‘Ron’ L. Freel Sr., 75, of Cromwell, passed away Dec. 11, 2014, in North Webster. He was born Oct. 5, 1939, in Huntington County, to Charles and Rosemary (Huston) Freel. On Aug. 27, 1961, he married Judith Gray who survives. He worked many years locally as a … Read More

Charles Purdum

Charles H. Purdum

Charles H. Purdum, Jr, 94, of Syracuse, passed away Dec. 7, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born March 16, 1920, in Richmond, Va., to Charles Henry and Virginia Martin Purdum. On Oct. 3, 1942, he married Margaret Vanderveer, who died in 2000. He was … Read More

Dortha E. Culver

Rev. Dortha E. Culver, 95, formerly of North Webster, passed away on Dec. 2, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. She was born on Dec. 2, 1919, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Maryland and Hazel (Boyer) Greer. On Jan. 8, 1938, she married Kenneth Culver. He preceded her in death. On … Read More

Katherine H. White

Katherine H. White, 95, formerly of North Webster, passed away on Nov. 27, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was born on Feb. 2, 1919, in North Webster, to Stanley and Mabel (Baugher) Warner.  On Nov. 23, 1938, she married Carl E. White. He preceded her in death. Carl … Read More


Phillip Smith

Phillip Smith, 83, of Syracuse, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Boonton, N.J. He  was born in Warsaw. After high school, he served with the Air Force and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Once Phil returned, he attended Missouri School of Mines and received his degree … Read More


Devon ‘Eldon’ Ummel

Devon ‘Eldon’ Ummel, 87, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at his home. He was born on June 18, 1927, in Nappanee, Ind., to Edward & Edith (Anglemyer) Ummel. He married Fluella Rose Kelley on August 31, 1947. They moved to the local area … Read More

Rita Piotrowski

Rita Piotrowski, 73, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away on Aug. 30, 2014, in her home. he was born Nov. 23, 1940, in Hammond, Ind., to Harold and Esther (Pilot) Neumaier. In 1963 she married Jim Piotrowski, who survives. She retired from teaching in 1995 from Fairview Elementary School … Read More