VIOLET M. CONNER
July 26, 2006
Violet M. Conner, 104, of 101 Constitution Drive, Francesville, IN, passed away at 7:30 AM Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville, IN.
She was born February 19, 1902, in Mena, AR to George and Mary Rearick Rinebarger. She married Marion G. Conner on September 30, 1930 in Winamac, IN. Marion died October 4, 1973.
Violet has lived in Pulaski County since she was 3 years old, having moved here from Mena, Arkansas. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Winamac, Ladies of Charity, and the Christian Mothers. Violet was a life member of the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxillary and was a member of the Monroe #1 Home Extension Club. She was a charter member of the Board of Directors of Pulaski Human Services and served as Secretary from 1973-1981. Violet was the Pulaski County representative to the Northwest Indiana Community Action Agency. She enjoyed Cro-knitting.
Howard J.(Janice)Conner Winamac, IN Son & Daughter-in-law
Dick E.(Ruth Ann)Conner Star City, IN Son & Daughter-in-law
Hazel Rinebarger Thomas Frankfort, IN Sister
Mark (Shari)Conner Grandson
James (Mary) Conner Grandson
Kimberly Back Granddaughter
Bryan (Marla) Conner Grandson
Patrick (Joann) Conner Grandson
Andrew (Stacie) Conner Grandson
17 great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by
Marion G. Conner Husband
George Rinebarger Father
Mary Rearick Rinebarger Mother
Evea Abbott Alberding Sister
Virgil Rinebarger Brother
Theodore Rinebarger Brother
Services will be held at 9:30 AM CDT Monday, July 31, 2006 in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Winamac with Father John Mencsik officiating.
Friends may call Sunday, July 30, 2006 from 4-8 PM CDT at Frain Mortuary.
A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 6:30 PM CDT at Frain Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be given to Parkview Haven Activities Fund or the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxillary.
ETHEL HOESEL JENTZ
July 21, 2006
Ethel Hoesel Jentz, 105, of 515 East 13th Street, Winamac, IN, died at 8:00 AM Friday, July 21, 2006 at Hickory Creek @ Winamac in Winamac, IN.
She was born March 16, 1901, in Winamac, IN, to Charles and Nettie Smith Hoesel. She married Ralph William Jentz on 08/20/1929 in Wheeling, WV. Ralph died December 21, 1964.
Mrs. Jentz graduated from Winamac High School in 1919. She attended Valparaiso University and Indiana University. Ethel was a retired school teacher having taught in Pulaski County Schools, Hobart Schools and Kennard Schools in Indiana. She retired from the West Central School Corp in Francesville, IN in 1971. Ethel was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Pulaski County Retired Teachers Association. She was a 50 plus year member of the Order of Eastern Star # 96 in Winamac, IN. She was also a member of the Metamonong Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mother's Club, Pulaski County Farm Bureau, Beta Beta Latrian Club and the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter Judith Carolyn (Robert)Lord,of St. Louis, MO; two grandsons Steven (Aurora) Lord, and their son Matthew all of St. Louis, MO and Michael (Hilary)Lord, of Minneapolis, MN. Also surviving are two sisters Dorothy Hoesel Huddleston of Sterling,VA and Farrell Hoesel Lutz of Vienna,VA
Three sisters Olive Hoesel Enright, May Hoesel Baker and Fay Hoesel Underwood and five brothers
Charles "Bud", George, Hubert, Earl and Alpha preceeded her in death.
Services will be held at 10 AM CDT Wednesday, July 26, 2006, in Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with Rev. Steve Fritchman officiating.
Friends may call from 4-8 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at Frain Mortuary. An OES Service will be held at 6 PM CDT at Frain Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be given to Hickory Creek @ Winamac.
PAUL GRAFTON KISER
July 6, 2006
Paul Grafton Kiser, 68, of 9227 N 525 W, Royal Center, IN, passed away at 5:35 AM Thursday, July 6, 2006 at his residence.
He was born June 24, 1938, in Wolcott, IN , to Burley Virgil and Marie Grafton Kiser. He married Mary Frances Rausch on Jan. 30, 1960 in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Winamac. Mary Frances survives.
He just celebrated his 68th birthday. He was a non-smoker all his life and had been battling lung cancer since December of 2005.
Paul graduated from Star City High School in 1956.
Paul valued family, friends, farming, and faith. He has been a self-employed farmer for 46 years in partnership with the Milford and Mildred House family of Royal Center. Throughout the years he has raised grain crops and livestock, including dairy cows, beef steers, and for the majority of his career, hogs. A very hard worker, Paul enjoyed the spring planting seasons and fall harvests more than any other time of the year. He also enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends, both old and new, in the off-seasons.
Paul served in the Army National Guard, 293rd Infantry, of Logansport, IN. A member of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Winamac, Paul served on the Parish Council. As a parent, Paul became involved in 4-H and served as a leader for many years. He served on the 4-H Swine Committee and held terms as both vice-president and president. He also served on the Cass County Fair Board, two terms as president; the Pioneer School Board; and the Thornhope Elevator Farmer's Grain & Supply Board of Directors.
Survivors include Mary Frances Kiser, Royal Center, IN Wife
Susan (Brad) Kitchell, Union Mills, IN Daughter
Kevin (Pam) Kiser, Zionsville, IN Son
Laura (Michael) Trippel, Mishawaka, IN Daughter
Brian (Chris) Kiser, Noblesville, IN Son
Sarah (David) Spencer, Cincinnati, OH Daughter
Aaron (Deborah) Kiser, Royal Center, IN Son
Paula Kiser, Muncie, IN Daughter
Jason (Andi) Kiser, Rochester, IN Son
Zachary Kitchell, Muncie, IN Grandson
Tarah Kitchell, Lafayette, IN Granddaughter
Tabitha Kitchell, Union Mills, IN Granddaughter
Abigail Kitchell, Indianapolis, IN Granddaughter
Elizabeth Kitchell, Indianapolis, IN Granddaughter
Caleb Kitchell, Union Mills, IN Grandson
Ethan Kitchell, Union Mills, IN Grandson
Jacob Kitchell, Union Mills, IN Grandson
Luke Kitchell, Union Mills, IN Grandson
Levi Kiser, Zionsville, IN Grandson
Noah Kiser, Zionsville, IN Grandson
Abel Kiser, Zionsville, IN Grandson
Yael Kiser, Zionsville, IN Granddaughter
Cameron Trippel, Mishawaka, IN Grandson
Rosa Trippel, Mishawaka, IN Granddaughter
Evan Trippel, Mishawaka, IN Grandson
Jessica Kiser, Noblesville, IN Granddaughter
John Kiser, Noblesville, IN Grandson
Emily Kiser, Noblesville, IN Granddaughter
Anna Kiser, Noblesville, IN Granddaughter
Payton Spencer, Cincinnati, OH Grandson
Drew Spencer, Cincinnati, OH Grandson
Owen Spencer, Cincinnati, OH Grandson
Bryce Evard, Royal Center, IN Grandson
Samuel Kiser, Royal Center, IN Grandson
Madison Kiser, Royal Center, IN Granddaughter
Jack Kiser, Royal Center, IN Grandson
Merle (Judy) Kiser, Munster, IN Brother
Bob (Flora Mae) Kiser, Hammond, IN Brother
Ralph (Barb) Kiser, Star City, IN Brother
Lee (Merlene) Kiser, Star City, IN Brother
Dean Kiser, Logansport, IN Brother
Harold (Sheri) Kiser, Lafayette, IN Brother
Rex (Bonnie) Kiser, Geneseo, IL Brother
Dolly Miller, Lafayette, IN Sister
Ruth (Dick) Wentz, Brownsburg, IN Sister
Nancy (George) Bechtel, Kokomo, IN Sister
Truman Baker, Mercedes, TX Brother-in-law
Lois Kiser, Paris, TX Sister-in-law
Nancy Motuliak, Lafayette, IN Sister-in-law
James Rausch, Star City, IN Brother-in-law
Preceded in death by
Burley Virgil Kiser Father
Marie Grafton Kiser Mother
Herman and Leona Rausch Parents-in-law
Alden Kitchell Grandson
Valerie Kitchell Granddaughter
Jared Kitchell Grandson
Nellie Baker Sister
Chet Kiser Brother
Evelyn Kiser Sister-in-law
Services will be held at 10AM CDT Monday, July 10, 2006, in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Winamac, with Father John Mencsik and Father Jeff Martin officiating.
Burial, with Military Graveside Services, will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Winamac.
Friends may call from 1-8PM CDT Sunday, July 9, 2006, in Frain Mortuary.
The Rosary will be recited at 7:30PM CDT in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass Co. 4-H Fair Association or St. Peter's Catholic Church.
DONALD ALBERT SWARTZ
June 29, 2006
Donald Albert Swartz, 68, of 2418 E 430 S, Lafayette, IN, passed away at 6:27 PM Thursday, June 29, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette, IN.
He was born May 20, 1938, in Francesville, IN, to Archie and Doris Boehning Swartz. He married Brenda (Binkley) Swartz on 05/21/1982 in Danville, IL. Brenda survives.
Donald was a member of the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed operating his CB and HAM radios. He loved to watch auto racing and had been involved in drag racing when he was younger. He was a very private person and was a loving husband.
Brenda Marsha Binkley Swartz, Lafayette, IN Wife
Archie Chester Swartz, West Lafayette, IN Father
Destin Arthur Swartz, Cedar Hills, UT Son
Paul Douglas Swartz, Lafayette, IN Son
Lynda Denise Swartz Jackson, Aiken, SC Daughter
Darrel Glen Swartz, Anderson, IN Son
Brandon Casey Swartz, Lafayette, IN Son
Jerry L. King, Springfield, TN Stepson
Annie L. King-Burkett, Alpharetta, GA Stepdaughter
Sheila J. King , Lafayette, IN Stepdaughter
Jeffery Scott King, Springfield, TN Stepson
Joanne Swartz Mill, NJ Sister
2 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by
Doris Marie Boehning Swartz Mother
Christopher Swartz Grandson
Private family services will be held at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville,IN.
Memorial donations may be given to the Bethany Church Child Care Center in Lafayette, IN.
KATHRYN A. BENESH
June 27, 2006
Kathryn A. Benesh,51, OF 201 W. Talmer Ave., North Judson, IN, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2006,at 7:50 PM in Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox, IN.
She was born April 4, 1955, in Rensselaer, IN, to Clifford and Loretta Randolph Mullins. She married Donald D. Benesh on 12/22/1999 in Monticello, IN. Donald survives.
Kathryn had worked as a server at Anglers in Monticello, IN. She enjoyed music, time with her family and friends and being outdoors. Kathryn enjoyed stock car racing and was an avid Jeff Gordon fan. She loved to fish. She lived most of her life in the Monticello area.
Donald D. Benesh, North Judson, IN Husband
Amanda K. (Matthew) Collis, Saugatuck, MI Daughter
Brian L.(Wendy) Collis, Monticello, IN Son
Eric P. Collis, Medaryville, IN Son
Rodney C. Collis, Saugatuck, MI Son
Loretta Randolph Mullins , Medaryville, IN Mother
Damien Collis Grandson
Kegan Carnicom Grandson
Kirsten Carnicom Granddaughter
Mackenzie Collis Granddaughter
Leah Carnicom Granddaughter
Lindsey Carnicom Granddaughter
Pamela (Ray) Harris, Pullman, MI Sister
Karen (Larry) Salyers, Pullman, MI Sister
James (Nancy) Mullins, Holland, MI Brother
Michael (Rosa) Mullins, Fennville, MI Brother
Timothy (Brenda) Mullins, Medaryville, IN Brother
Geneva Randolph Collis , Pullman, MI Maternal grandmother.
Preceded in death by
Clifford Mullins Father
AnnMarie Mullins Daughter
Services will be held at 10:30 AM CDT Saturday, July 1, 2006, in Goodway Baptist Church, Medaryville, with Pastor James Rowe officiating.
Friends may call from 2-8 PM CDT (Slow time) Friday June 30, 2006 at the Goodway Baptist Church in Medaryville, IN
Memorials may be given to the family.
JAMES R. KASTEN
June 24, 2006
James R. Kasten, 52, of 702 N. Hathaway St., Winamac, IN, passed away at 4:22 PM Saturday, June 24, 2006 at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.
He was born April 16, 1954, in Winamac, IN, to John and Lois Ludwig Kasten. He married Carol Weddell on June 19, 1998 in Knox, IN. Carol survives.
He was a maintainance worker for the Indiana Department of Transportation for 16 years. He formerly worked at the Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac, for 5 years, and Whalon Machine in Royal Center, IN.
He was a member of the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, IN, and the Winamac Moose Lodge.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing cards. He was a big fan of the Chicago White Sox.
Survivors include Carol L. Kasten, Bloomington, IN Wife
Bryan A. Whittinghill, Bloomington, IN Step Son
John R."Jack" Kasten, Winamac, IN Father
Michael E. Kasten, Winamac, IN Brother
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by
Lois E. Ludwig Kasten Mother
Graveside Services will be held at 10AM CDT Tuesday, June 27, 2006, in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac, with Pastor John McDugle officiating.
Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.