MABEL IRENE PECK
January 15, 2008
Mabel Irene Peck, 90, of 1465 S. Wolf Lane, Winamac, IN, passed away at 5:31 PM Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Starke Memorial Hospital in Knox, IN.
She was born October 9, 1917, in Michigan City, IN, to Silas and Mabel Cowgill Craig.
Mrs. Peck was formerly of Michigan City and had lived in Monterey and Star City for many years.
She worked as a housekeeper.
She was married to Russell Peck Sr. on June 20, 1934, in LaPorte, IN. He died Dec. 6, 1981.
May she rest in peace. She will be sadly missed by all.
Survivors include Russell L. (CaroleSue) Peck Jr., Madison, WI Son
Caroline Williams, Michigan City, IN Daughter
Connie Buczkowski, Michigan City, IN Daughter
Several Great Grandchildren
Several Great Great Grandchildren
Serveral Brothers and Sisters
Preceded in death by
Silas Craig Father
Mabel Cowgill Craig Mother
Russell Peck Sr. Husband
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. No visitation will be held.
Memorial Contributions may be given to the Humane Society.
BETTY J. WILSON ZEHNER
January 11, 2008
VISITATION: 2-8PM EST TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008
SERVICES: 10AM EST WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008
Betty J. Wilson Zehner, 73, of 6123 N 200 E, Monterey, IN, passed away at 4:05 PM Friday, January 11, 2008 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac, IN.
She was born November 17, 1934, in Rochester, IN, to Thomas and Ruth Hosmer Wilson.
She was a lifelong resident of Monterey.
She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Monterey, IN. She was also a member of the Nurses Association.
She was a former 4H Leader, Home Extension Club member, and the Monterey PTA.
She was the co-founder of the Monterey "Birthday Group".
She was a 1953 graduate of Monterey High School, and in 1956 she graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Gary, IN.
She was a Registered Nurse for 51 years. She was one of the original nurses who helped open Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac. For 30 of her 51 years of nursing she worked in the surgical area. She formerly worked at Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox, Miller's Merry Manor, Culver, Monterey Doctor's Clinic, and the old Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. She retired in May of 2007 as the nurse at the Pulaski County Jail.
She was the instructor for the first EMT class held at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in the 1970's.
She enjoyed her swimming pool in the summer and riding in her jitney. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, along with cooking and entertaining family and friends.
She loved attending her grandchildren's activities.
Survivors include Tina Race, Rochester, IN Daughter
Laurie (Russ) Zimmerman, Naperville, IL Daughter
Melissa (Stu) Neidlinger, Plymouth, IN Daughter
Christine Race, Warner Robins AFB, GA Granddaughter
Thomas Race, Rochester, IN Grandson
Danielle Race, Rochester, IN Granddaughter
Jessica Zimmerman, Naperville, IL Granddaughter
Trisha Neidlinger, Plymouth, IN Granddaughter
Adam Zimmerman, Naperville, IL Grandson
Trevor Neidlinger, Plymouth, IN Grandson
Gladys (Wint) Hartman, Mesa, AZ Sister
5 Nieces and Nephews
7 Great Nieces and Great Nephews
Preceded in death by
Thomas Wilson Father
Ruth Homser Wilson Mother
Thomas Zehner Son
Daniel Zehner Son
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM EST Wednesday, January 16, 2008, in St. Anne's Catholic Church, Monterey, with Rev. Bert Woolson officiating.
Burial will take place in the St. Anne's Cemetery, Monterey, IN
Friends may call 2-8PM EST Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Frain Mortuary.
Memorial Contributions may be given to the Betty Jean Wilson Zehner Nursing Scholarship
SHIRLEY A. SHIDLER
January 10, 2008
VISITATION: 3-8PM EST SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2008
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30AM EST MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008
Shirley A. Shidler, 75, of 135 North Harrison Street, Francesville, IN died at 12:30 PM Thursday, January 10, 2008 at her residence.
Shirley was born February 29, 1932 in North Judson, IN to Ezra I. and Rosa Loyd Jones. She married John William Shidler on April 1, 1950 in Winamac, IN. John died April 19, 1997.
Shirley retired in 1995 as a custodian at the West Central High School. She worked as the lunch cook at the Francesville IGA. Shirley attended the First Baptist Church in Francesville. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. Shirley also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Steve (Barb) Shidler, Francesville, IN Son & daughter-in-law
William Shidler, Austin, TX Son
Eric (Lisa) Shidler, Renselaer, IN Son & daughter-in-law
Cindy Lowry, Francesville, IN Daughter
Peggy Gutwein, Francesville, IN Daughter
Melissa Daugherty, Francesville, IN Daughter
Brenda (Doug) Fritz, Medaryville, IN Daughter
Rosemary Anderson, Central Point, OR Sister
29 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by:
John William Shidler Husband
Ezra I. Jones Father
Rosa Loyd Jones Mother
Funeral Services will be held at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 10:30 AM EST with Dennis Gutwein officiating.
Burial will take place at Independence Cemetery in Medaryville, IN.
Friends may call from 3-8 PM EST Sunday, January 13, 2008 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Jasper County Hospice.
E. WAYNE STRASSER
January 9, 2008
VISITATION: 3-7PM EST FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
SERVICES: 11AM EST SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2008
E. Wayne Strasser, 90, of 8183 Heyward Drive, Indianapolis, IN, passed away at 6:14 PM Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at Miller's Senior Living Community in Indianapolis, IN.
Wayne was born July 10, 1917 in Star City, IN to Oscar and Verda Davis Strasser.
He married Mary Ann Gross Dec. 2, 1939, in Winamac, IN. She died May 19, 1999.
Wayne served in the US Army as a Sergeant during WWII. He retired from the US Postal Service after 40 years as a mail carrier out of the Winamac Post Office. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Wayne's favorite pastimes were spending time with family and friends, especially with his dog Snickers.
Jackie A.(Colin) McCulloch, Indianapolis, IN Daughter & son-in-law
Andrea Lynn (Joe) Hayes, Indianapolis, IN Daughter & son-in-law
Margaret (Harold) O'Blenis, South Bend, IN Sister
Violet (Chuck) Wolfram, Lakeville, IN Sister
Carol Mae (Bob) Way, Clearwater, FL Sister
6 Step grandchildren
9 Step great grandchildren
1 Step great-great grandchildren
Preceded in death by:
Oscar E. Strasser Father
Verda W. Davis Strasser Mother
Mary Ann Gross Strasser Wife
Richard "Barney" Strasser Brother
Robert Strasser Brother
Services will be held at 11 AM EST Saturday, January 19, 2008 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Winamac, IN with Rev. Martin Sandhage officiating.
Burial will take place in the St. Peter's Cemetery in Winamac, IN.
Friends may call from 3-7 PM EST Friday, January 18, 2008 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be given to the St. Peter's Catholic Church or to the Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership.
ROBERT M. PODELL SR.
March 15, 2008
Robert M. Podell Sr., 79, of 2407 Baywater Road, Tavares, FL, formerly of Winamac, passed away at 9:50AM Saturday, March 15, 2008, in his residence.
Arrangements are pending at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, IN.
MARY JANE RILEY
March 13, 2008
VISITATION: 4-8 PM EDT THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008
SERVICES: 8 PM EDT THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2008
Mary Jane Riley, 59, of 18422 S 1050 W, LaCrosse, IN, passed away at 4:00 PM Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus in Merrillville, IN.
She was born October 5, 1948, in Crawfordsville, IN, to Fred and Bessie Dowell Riley.
Mary was a deli worker at the IGA Grocery in Francesville, IN. She had worked at the Family Express in Medaryville and at Good Oil in Medaryville. Mary had worked as a janitor at Valparaiso University for many years. Mary enjoyed gardening and time spent at the coffee clutch with her friends. She was a former Medaryville resident. She was loved by her family and was known to her grandchildren as "Mema".
Survivors include Fred L. Riley, LaCrosse, IN Son
Jackie M. (Jeff) Lincoln, LaCrosse, IN Daughter & son-in-law
Robert K. (Deb) Riley, LaCrosse, IN Son & daughter-in-law
Kelly M. (Joe) Jackson Jr., North Judson, IN Daughter & son-in-law
Claudia J.(Gary) Tilliston, North Judson, IN Daughter & son-in-law
Nancy Kay Caldwell, Cedar Lake, IN Sister
Several great grandchildren
Several nieces & nephews
Preceded in death by
Fred Riley Father
Bessie Ellen Dowell Riley Mother
A memorial service will be held at 8 PM EDT on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN
Freinds may cal from 4-8 PM EDT on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.