JAMES D. JOHNSON
December 3, 2007
James Dewey Johnson, 81, of 342 E. Galbreath Dr., Winamac, IN, passed away at 10:25 PM Sunday, December 2, 2007 at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus in Valparaiso, IN.
He was born July 18, 1926, in Star City, IN, to Harvey and Mary Hilderbrand Johnson. He married Betty Lou Bair on April 16, 1949 in Winamac, IN. Betty died on May 28, 1998.
Dewey was a former salesman at Von Tobel Lumber Co in Valparaiso, IN for more than 20 years. He has lived in Winamac for six years coming here from Medaryville, IN. Dewey enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed gardening and hepling people with handy man work. He served in the US NAvy during WW II.
Bonnie Mae Crist, Pulaski, IN Daughter
Judy Kay Cavinder, Westville, IN Daughter
James Dewey Johnson Jr., Wheatfield, IN Son
15 Great Grandchildren
3 Great Great Grandchildren
Julia Turnpaugh Onward, IN Sister
He was preceded in death by
Harvey Johnson Father
Mary Hilderbrand Johnson Mother
Carolyn Johnson Daughter
Lee Roy Johnson Son
Graveside services will be held at 1 PM EST on Thursday, December 6, 2007 in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac, IN.
The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services.
December 2, 2007
VISITATION:B 3-8 PM EST WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2007
SERVICES: 11 AM EST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
Gilford Wireman, 80, of 106 South Fisher Street, San Pierre, IN, passed away at 8:00 AM Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 106 S. Fisher St. in San Pierre, IN.
He was born August 23, 1927, in Salyersville, KY, to Dewey and Georgianna Bailey Wireman. He married Bonnie Wagner on October 21, 1950 in Monon, IN. Bonnie survives.
Gilford was employed as a die setter at the Ford stamping plant in Chicago Heights for 35 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. Gilford enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed hunting mushrooms. Gilford enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and especially enjoyed teasing them. Gilford served in the US Army during WW II.
Bonnie L. Wagner Wireman , San Pierre, IN Wife
David V. Wireman, San Pierre, IN Son
Richard A. (Roxane) Wireman, Lowell, IN Son & daughter-in-law
Martin J. Wireman, Wheatfield, IN Son
Alta Mae Stone, Mesa, AZ Sister
Louise (Donald) Dunn, Lemon, SD Sister
Susan (Irwin)Stone, Gifford, IN Sister
Franklin (Betty) Wireman, Medaryville, IN Brother
Garner Wireman, Gifford, IN Brother
Wallace (Fran) Wireman, Aurora, CO Brother
Edzena Wireman, Gifford, IN Sister-in-law
Lila Wireman, Georgia Sister-in-law
Kaye Wireman, Medaryville, IN Sister-in-law
Michelle Florence Granddaughter
Ricky Wireman Grandson
Bradley Wireman Grandson
Stacy Wireman Granddaughter
Kimberly Wireman Granddaughter
Matthew Wireman Grandson
He was preceded in death by
Dewey Wireman Father
Georgianna Bailey Wireman Mother
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM EST Thursday, December 6, 2007, at the Medaryville Christian Church in Medaryville,IN with Don Nedza officiating. Burial will take place in the Independence Cemetery Located at Medaryville, IN
Friends may call 3-8 PM EST Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel Medaryville and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Memorial Contributions may be given to: Alzheimers Association
HELEN E. STAFFELDT
December 1, 2007
VISITATION: 4-8PM EST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
SERVICES: 10AM EST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2007
Helen E. Staffeldt, 92, of 4904 Emerald St., Las Cruces, NM, formerly of Winamac, IN, passed away at 9:00 AM Saturday, December 1, 2007 at her residence in New Mexico.
She was born October 28, 1915, in Monterey, IN, to Albert and Florence DeMoss Ross.
Helen was married to Judge Harold R. Staffeldt on June 17, 1948, in Winamac, IN. He died on Aug. 30, 1981.
She lived most of her life in the Winamac, IN, area and moved to New Mexico in 1990.
Helen was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Winamac, where she was the church organist for 30 years. She also was a member of the Mission Lutheran Church in Las Cruces, NM.
Other memberships included the Pulaski County Arts Association, the Pulaski County Extension Choral Club, Life Member of the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxillary, and the Women's Guild of St. Luke Lutheran Church. In Las Cruces she was a member of the Memorial Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary and a gardening club.
She was a former employee of the Pulaski County Auditor's Office, a former manager of the Pulaski County License Branch, and a secretary at the Indiana Department of Transportation Winamac Office.
Survivors include Ross (Mary Anne) Staffeldt, Las Cruces, NM Son and wife
Eric (Ellen Christianson) Staffeldt, Denver, CO Son and life partner
Elizabeth Anne Staffeldt, Las Cruces, NM Granddaughter
Preceded in death by
Albert Ross Father
Florence DeMoss Ross
Judge Harold R. Staffeldt Husband
Albert Ross Jr. Brother
Walter Ross Brother
Ethel Ross Sister
Services will be held at 10AM EST Friday, December 7, 2007, in St. Luke Lutheran Church, Winamac, with Pastor Carl Fitchett officiating.
Burial will take place in the Winamac Cemetery, Winamac, IN
Friends may call 4-8PM EST Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Frain Mortuary, and one hour before the services Friday at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be given to: St. Luke Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
RETHA M. VANDERAA
November 30, 2007
VISITATION: After 9AM EST Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007
SERVICES: 11AM EST Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007
Retha M. VanDeraa, 87, of 515 East 13th Street, Winamac, IN, passed away at 1:30 AM Friday, November 30, 2007 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac, IN.
She was born July 30, 1920, in Leroy, IN, to Ellic and Hazel Hess Porter.
She was married to Andrew VanDeraa Jr. on Aug. 30, 1940, in Glenwood, IL. He died on Dec. 8, 2006.
She was a member of the Bethel Bible Church.
She moved to Winamac in 1994, coming from Highland, IN, where she lived most of her life.
She was a former school bus driver in Lake County for the physically challenged.
She loved cooking,knitting and making quilts.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include Nancy (Eugene) Zorbas, Manassas, VA Daughter
Dorothy (Thomas) Carr, Greenville, SC Daughter
Steve (Holly) VanDerAa, Winamac, IN Son
Arthur (Kathie) VanDeraa, Kalispell, MT Son
George (Faith) VanDeraa, Winamac, IN Son
Kenneth (Linda) VanDeraa, Gary, IN Son
Vila VanDeraa, Waycross, GA Daughter-in-law
Several Great Grandchildren
Carol Phillips, Canada Sister
Preceded in death by
Andrew VanDeraa Jr. Husband
Andrew VanDeraa Son
Ellic Porter Father
Hazel Hess Porter Mother
Leslie Porter Brother
John Porter Brother
Services will be held at 11AM EST Tuesday, December 4, 2007, in Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with Pastor Eugene Zorbas officiating.
Burial will take place in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL
Friends may call from 9AM EST until the time of services Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at Frain Mortuary.
Memorial Contributions may be given to: The Gideon's
MARTHA JANE TIMM
November 30, 2007
VISITATION: 3-8PM EST MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2007
SERVICES: 11AM EST TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2007
Martha Jane Timm, 55, of 911 East Main Street, Medaryville, IN, passed away at 1:36 PM Friday, November 30, 2007 at 911 East Main Street in Medaryville, IN. Martha was surrounded by her family and friends when Christ called her home.
She was born April 19, 1952, in Winamac, IN, to Bob J. and Molly Dommer Hoffman.
Martha married Gene Timm on Sept. 4, 1971 at St. Luke United Church of Christ, San Pierre, IN. He survives.
She grew up with three sisters in Tefft and graduated from Wheatfield High School in 1970. Martha graduated from Lafayette Beauty Academy in 1971.
Gene and Martha moved to New Port Richey, FL, where Gene taught high school agriculture and Martha worked as a beautician. They lived in Florida for two years, then returned to Indiana along with their first daughter, Valerie. Gene taught for two more years at Clinton Central, then went to work at Fulmer Seed & Service, during which time Gene and Martha welcomed Jessica and Erika to their family. Martha worked with Gene at Fulmer Seed & Service and also Timm Services for a number of years. Several years ago Martha took on a less active role in the family businesses to become a full-time grandmother. Martha enjoyed camping with Gene and their family and friends, traveling, hiking, biking, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the activities of her grandchildren.
Martha was known by all to have a heart that was sensitive to the Lord, and her ministry touched many lives. Martha taught Good News Clubs, she was a 4-H Leader for 10 years, she taught nursery school in Medaryville for 10 years, she worked with many youth and children's ministries, she mentored area youth, and in the past few years she has been a mentor and teacher to the MOPS program at Bethel Bible Church. Martha was a member of Bethel Bible Church, where she served in a wide variety of roles. Her great joy was to hear the Word of God taught, and toward the end of her life Martha spent hour upon hour listening to her favorite Bible teachers.
Survivors include Gene Timm, Medaryville, IN Husband
Valerie (Mike) McKay, Medaryville, IN Daughter
Jessica (Morgan) Libey, Francesville, IN Daughter
Erika (Jason) Bunger, Indianapolis, IN Daughter
Andrew McKay, Medaryville, IN Grandson
Alexandra McKay, Medaryville, IN Granddaughter
Brenna McKay, Medaryville, IN Granddaughter
Braden McKay, Medaryville, IN Grandson
Makayla Libey, Francesville, IN Granddaughter
Evelyn Libey, Francesville, IN Granddaughter
Conner Bunger, Indianapolis, IN Grandson
Bob J. and Molly Marcella Hoffman, San Pierre, IN Parents
Ruth (Larry) Timm, Filmore, IN Sister
Nancy (Roger) McCarty, New Palestine, IN Sister
Linda Williams, Rochester, MN Sister
Mary Fulmer, Francesville, IN Mother-in-law
Services will be held at 11AM EST Tuesday, December 4, 2007, in Bethel Bible Church, Winamac, with Rev. David Childs officiating.
Burial will take place in the White Post Cemetery, Medaryville, IN.
Friends may call 3-8PM EST Monday, December 3, 2007 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel,Francesville, and one hour before the services Tuesday at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be given to: West Central School Corporation Scholarship Fund in Martha's memory.