Curt N. Gatke — PENDING

Curt N. Gatke, 64 of Warsaw, passed away at 10:50 a.m, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Lutheran Hospital Of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to … Read More

Ina “Jeanette” Mast

Ina “Jeanette” Mast

Ina “Jeanette” Mast, 73, Apache Junction, Ariz., and of Pierceton, passed away at 2:02 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. On March 5, 1942, she was born in Warsaw to John B. and Vera M. (Rule) Homan. She was united in marriage to Rex … Read More


Steven R. Reisinger

Steven R. Reisinger, 66, Claypool, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his residence. He was born Sept. 11, 1949, in Fort Wayne, to Leonard and Donna (Cline) Reisinger. He had lived in Claypool for the last nine years. He was the former owner of … Read More

Kay Caudill

Kay Caudill

Kay Caudill, 60, Warsaw, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was born May 10, 1955, in Columbia City, to Harold and Ileana “Jake” Brandenburg. She was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County. She was united in … Read More

Debora Shoemaker

Debora Jo ‘Debbie’ Shoemaker

Debora Jo “Debbie” Shoemaker, 61, Leesburg, passed away at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in her residence. She was born on Jan. 14, 1955, to Willis Eugene and Sara (Stutzman) Berkey in Pigeon, Mich. She grew up in Warsaw then moving around the country, returning back to … Read More

Karen Best-Hummitch

Karen Best-Hummitch, 71, Warsaw, passed away at noon Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in her residence. She was born Feb. 2, 1944, to John and Evelyn (Foley) Best, Washington D.C. She was a lifetime resident of Warsaw and was a real estate agent working for Re/Max for many years. … Read More


Lowell D. ‘Red’ DeRossett

Lowell D. “Red” DeRossett, 74, Leesburg, passed away at 2:13 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. On May 12, 1941, he was born in Lancer, Ky. to Henry and Lizzie (Herd) DeRossett. He was united in marriage to Cheryl Pollock in Warsaw … Read More

Barbara Sylvester

Barbara Joan Sylvester

Barbara Joan Sylvester, 74, Pierceton, passed away at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in her residence. On June 23, 1941, she was born in Pierceton to Jim and Emma Bell (Elder) Slusher. She was united in marriage to Estle Sylvester on Nov. 19, 1962, in Pierceton, who … Read More


Kevin C. Bennett

Kevin C. Bennett, 51, Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Fort Wayne at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana. On Sept. 13, 1964, he was born in Warsaw, to Stephen and Linda (Hopkins) Bennett. He was united in marriage on Aug. 9, 1996, in Warsaw, to LeAnn Barton. … Read More

Richard Groomes

Richard T. Groomes

Richard T. Groomes, 65, Claypool, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in his residence. On Nov. 16, 1950, he was born to Theodore and Elaine (Cavanaugh) Groomes. He lived in Bay City, Mich., for thirty years before moving to Kosciusko County, 21 years ago. He … Read More

Russell Haggard

Russell Eugene Haggard

Russell Eugene Haggard, 43, Pierceton, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in his residence. On Nov. 23, 1972, he was born in Anderson, to James and Alice (Rice) Haggard. He moved to Pierceton from Anderson in 1996. He was a great father. Russell is survived … Read More

Timothy Long

Timothy A. Long

WARSAW — Timothy A. Long, 50, Warsaw, died 3:27 a.m. Jan. 1, 2016, at Indiana University Health Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born on Sept. 10, 1965, to William and Beverly (Huggins) Long in Plymouth. He was united in marriage on Sept. 17, 1988, to Susan Belancin at the … Read More

Virginia C. 'Ginnie' Fretz

Virginia C. ‘Ginnie’ Fretz

Virginia C. “Ginnie” Fretz, 71, Winona Lake, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in Millers Merry Manor, Warsaw. She was born on June 20, 1944, to Taylor R. and Dorothy V. (Miles) Horne in Minnie, Ky. She was united in marriage on June 11, 1978 … Read More