Beaulah L. Neidlinger
June 6, 2004
PLYMOUTH - Beaulah Louise Neidlinger, 76, of Plymouth, died on Sunday, June 6, 2004, at 3:59 a.m. in the Hospice House of St. Joseph County. Beaulah died following a 10-year battle with cancer, that she bravely fought with the support of her family.
Born on April 15, 1928, in Kings, Ill., Beaulah was the daughter of Rolland L. and Helen M. Burns Fraley. She graduated from the Stillman Valley High School in 1946.
On June 23, 1950, in Kings, Ill., Beaulah and Dale L. Neidlinger were married.
She was a homemaker and a helpmate with Dale in their family farming operation.
She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, mowing the yard and above all caring for her grandchildren and watching their many sporting activities. She and Dale have traveled extensively in their motor home.
Beaulah was musically talented and enjoyed playing the omni-chord, a string instrument and also the organ. She was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren for over 50 years.
Dale, her spouse of almost 54 years survives with their four children and families.
They are: Alan L. and Barbara Neidlinger, Michael W. and Paula Neidlinger, Brenda G. and Marty Uceny and Stuart J. and Melissa Neidlinger, all of Plymouth.
Her nine grandchildren are: Megan, Daniel, Alyson, Nicholas, Matthew, Morgan, Alex, Trisha and Trevor. Two sisters Ethel DeVore of Oregon, Ill. and Phyllis Tedrick of Winnebago, Ill. also survive with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Friends will be welcomed by Beaulah's family from 4 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8 at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, and for one hour prior to services in the church.
The Rev. David Kerkove, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, 1130 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, will officiate at funeral services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9 in the church.
Interment will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in memory of Beaulah may be made to Hospice of St. Joseph or Marshall Counties.
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family via www. johnson-danielson.com
Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home
1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth - (574) 936-2829
Dakota Grace Randall
June 4, 2004
PLYMOUTH - Dakota Grace Randall, 12, of Plymouth, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2004 at Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been a patient since May 30. The death was due to complications from juvenile diabetes.
Dakota was born on May 24, 1992 in Plymouth to Rodney and Jeanne Neace Randall. She lived most of her life in the Plymouth area.
Dakota had just finished her sixth grade year at LaVille Elementary School. She had been a member of the fifth grade cheerleading squad and the Marshall County Boys and Girls Club. Her favorite activities included bouncing on the trampoline, surfing the Internet and playing PlayStation with family and friends.
She is survived by her mother, Jeanne Randall, Plymouth; father and step-mother, Rodney (Connie) Randall, Osceola; sister, Savannah, at home; step-brother, Nicholas Oliver, Osceola; paternal grandparents, Paul and Diana Bedics, Mentone; paternal great-grandparents, Donald and Loretta Randall, Palestine; a special aunt, Ann (David) Goens, South Bend; and two special uncles: Joey (Mary) Bedics, Rochester and Michael (Angie) Randall, Warsaw.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Olen and Bonnie Neace in 2004, her paternal grandfather, Michael Randall, in the Vietnam War and an uncle, Jeffery Neace, in 1999.
A celebration of Dakota's life will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Following her services, she will be laid to rest in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Family and friends may call for visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. or from noon through the hour of her life's celebration.
Her family has requested for any memorials to be made to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Grossman Funeral Home
208 N. Michigan St., Argos - (574) 892-5113
Wayne A. Couts
June 5, 2004
PLYMOUTH - Wayne A. Couts, 46, of Plymouth, died Saturday, June 5, 2004 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
He is survived by his girlfriend of 17 years, Wanda Ferreira, Plymouth; daughter, Jennifer Couts, Plymouth; son, Jarrod Couts, Plymouth; and sister, Marilyn Couts, Plymouth.
Visitation is Monday, June 7 from 4-8 p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Funeral services are Tuesday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Catherine C. Dinkledine
June 4, 2004
ZEPHYRHILLS, FLA. - Catherine C. Dinkledine, 87, of Zephyrhills, Fla. died on Friday, June 4, 2004.
She is survived by two sons, Warren (Sandy) Dinkledine, Dade City, Fla. and William Lee (Carol) Dinkledine, Patosi, Wis.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is Wednesday, June 9 from 12 - 2:30 p.m. in the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Robert Raschka officiating.
Burial will follow in the Sand Ridge Cemetery, Bourbon.
Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, is in charge of the arrangements.
Melonie K. (Grover) Heffner
June 2, 2004
PLYMOUTH - Melonie K. (Grover) Heffner, 55, of Plymouth, formerly of Bremen, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, in her home after a long battle with cancer.
She is survived by her mother, Roma E. (Renner) Heffner, Plymouth; sons, Jason (Belinda) Thrams, Nappanee and Steven (Torie) Taylor, Plymouth; and a brother, Brent (Mary K.) Heffner, Edwardsburg, Mich.
Visitation is Tuesday, June 8 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Bremen Missionary Church, Bremen.
Funeral services are Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, is in charge of the arrangements.
Richard A. 'Dick' Reed
June 5, 2004
SYRACUSE - Richard A. 'Dick' Reed, 75, of Syracuse, died on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Services for Mr. Reed are pending at the Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen.
Robert K. Stouder
June 5, 2004
ETNA GREEN - Robert Keith 'Bob' Stouder, Sr., 86, of Etna Green, died at 9:55 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters: Cinda (Terry) Julian, Etna Green and Darcy (Bruce) McDaniel, Loveland, Colo.; son, Robert Keith Stouder, Jr., Auburn, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Donabelle Blackford, Tippecanoe and Gloria Stackhouse, Virginia; five brothers: Velorus Stouder, Dick (Janet) Stouder and Leonard Stouder, all of Etna Green, Dal (Mary) Stouder, Tippecanoe and Jim (Serita) Stouder, Warsaw.
Visitations will be Tuesday, June 8 from 4-8 p.m. in the Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, and one hour before services in the church.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 9 at 10 a.m. in the Etna Green Church of Christ.
Burial will follow in the Etna Green Cemetery, Etna Green.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Bourbon American Legion.
Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Etna Green Church of Christ.
Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary A. Tibbs
June 3, 2004
KNOX - Mary A. Tibbs, 59, of Knox, died on Thursday, June 3, 2004 at Starke Memorial Hospital of an illness.
She is survived by her husband, Edward.
There will be no visitation or services.
Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Larry 'L.C' J. Clark
June 8, 2004
BREMEN - Larry "L.C." J. Clark, 58, of Wyatt died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
He is survived by his wife Christina Clark; a son Jim (Sue) Clark of Wyatt; a stepson Jeff Young of Wyatt; a daughter Tracy (Tim) Miller of Bremen; a sister Sandra (Bob) Lange of Malden, Mo.; two brothers Thomas of Gideon, Mo., and Bill (Julie) Clark of Hayti, Mo.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Woodland with Pastor Ken Seifert officiating.
Memorial gifts may be given to Larry Clark Benefit Fund in care of any 1st Source Bank.
Mishler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Calvin Lee Braman
May 21, 2004
ROCHESTER - Calvin Lee Braman, 79, of 2863 E. 300 S., Rochester, remembered fondly as "Cal," passed away at 4:25 p.m., Friday, May 21, 2004 at the Life Center of Rochester where he had been a patient for a short period of time.
Cal was born Nov. 8, 1924 in Rochester to John and Lily Alley Braman. He was born and raised on "The Home Place," west of Rochester. He married Evelyn Van Duyne on Nov. 23, 1946 in Rochester. Cal lived his entire life in Fulton County.
Early in their marriage, he and Evelyn lived near the twin bridges, west of Rochester (400 West and 100 North) where he had milked cows for Russell Wilson and farmed with his father. Later, he moved to the Woodrow Community, south of Rochester. While living there, he had driven a school bus for Rochester Township for nine years and he had also farmed.
Having grown up in a politically active family and serving as a Republican precinct committeeman, Cal was elected to serve as Fulton County Treasurer in 1956. In 1964 Indiana State Board of Tax Commissioners hired him. While at the state board, he was a dedicated employee serving as a field auditor and later supervisor until he retired in 1994.
As he drove the tractor through the fields, Cal enjoyed humming the singing the same songs he called many years before as he called square dancing for the rural youth. Many area adults will remember in their youth the ice cream social on the Fulton County courthouse square, hayrides and bon fires as he served as a 4-H adult leader of the Woodrow Sod Busters for 54 years. Fair week was always a special time for Cal, even after children completed their 4-H tenures and he began to watch his grandchildren in the arena and on stage. You may recall the echoing of bingo in the quosant at the county fair, sponsored by Fulton County Fair Board when Cal served as a member.
Not only is Cal known for his 4-H leadership, but also for many other community and civic projects with which he had assisted. Coordinating the efforts of volunteers, the United Ministries of Fulton County Christmas basket project gave him much enjoyment with the fellowship of his co-workers and the joy of the appreciation of the basket recipients.
His faith was exhibited time and again while serving the First Presbyterian Church in Rochester as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, elder and church treasurer for more than 30 years, along with Presbytery Board of Geneva Center.
The evening of Feb. 6, 2002 was a delight to Cal as he humbly accepted the 2002 Community Service Award from Rochester and Lake Manitou Chamber of Commerce. Pointing out his gentle, yet effective leadership style, when being recognized at the Indiana State Fair as the longest continuing active adult 4-H leader in the State of Indiana are among his numerous recognitions.
Active in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Rochester Lions Club, Nyona Lake and South Mud Lake Booster Association, Fulton County Farm Bureau and Republican Party, still Cal always had time for camping with his family and euchre parties with family and friends.
Cal's greatest pride was the love of his family. Survivors include his wife Evelyn; three sons William (Georgina) of Combined Locks, Wis., Phillip (Monica) of New Castle, Ky., and John of Fishers; three daughters Judy (Russell) Taylor of Plymouth, Patricia (Cam) Rathbun of Akron, and Sherri (Teri) Adamson of Rochester; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister Marjorie Phillips of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Bernice "Bing" Kolarich and Fern Hammond; and a brother Emerson "Bud" Braman.
Services will be today, May 25, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, with Pastor Ben Whitfield officiating.
He will be laid to rest next to his father in Rochester Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery following the services.
In lieu of flowers, his family has requested memorials be made to 4-H council or First Presbyterian Church.
Foster & Good Funeral Home
126 W. Sixth St., Rochester - (574) 223-2101
Robert 'Bob' A. Adams
May 24, 2004
BREMEN - Robert "Bob" A. Adams, 86, of Bremen died Monday at 1:30 a.m. at Bremen Health Care Center.
He is survived by his wife Thelma of Bremen; three daughters Sharon (Clark) Fritton of Ludington, Mich., Kathy Adams of Bremen, Alice (Gary) Miller of Bremen; five sons Robert (Elaine) Adams Jr. of North Bend, Wash., Dick Adams of Bremen, Roy (Donna) Adams of Milan, Robin Adams of Bremen, Roger (Michaela) Adams of Arlington, Wash.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Bremen with Father Polycarp Fernando officiating.
Burial will follow in Bremen Cemetery.
Visitation will be today, 4-7 p.m., at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen. Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given to Bremen Health Care Center.
Roger W. Schroeder
May 25, 2004
PLYMOUTH - Roger W. Schroeder, 54, of Bremen died in his residence following a long battle with cancer.
He is survived by his son Mike Swathwood of Argos and his brothers Mike (DeeAnn) Schroeder of Plymouth and Rex Schroeder of Bremen.
Visitation will be Thursday, 4-7 p.m., at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth, with funeral services at 7 p.m.
Burial will follow at Fairmont Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts may be given to Marshall County Hospice.