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Saturday 05/28/2016
Dorothy J. Simmons June 20, 1928-May 26, 2016
Posted: May 28, 2016 - 5:00 am

 

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Franklin Budd Wade
Posted: May 28, 2016 - 5:00 am

Franklin Budd Wade, 89, of La Porte passed away on May 26, 2016, at Brentwood.

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Beverly Gay Jones March 31, 1950-May 25, 2016
Posted: May 28, 2016 - 5:00 am

Beverly Gay Jones, 66, of Michigan City passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Inpatient Hospice at Franciscan Saint Anthony Hospital.

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Patricia I. Petrusha Feb. 24, 1945-May 24, 2016
Posted: May 28, 2016 - 5:00 am

Patricia I. Petrusha, 71, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

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Linda S. Handley Sept. 22, 1958-May 13, 2016
Posted: May 28, 2016 - 5:00 am

Linda S. Handley, 57, of Mineral City passed away at her home on Friday, May 13, 2016.

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Thomas Kuta Jr. June 15, 1936-May 24, 2016
Posted: May 28, 2016 - 5:00 am

Thomas Kuta Jr. passed from this earth on May 24, 2016, at St. Anthony Hospital in Michigan City, Indiana.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Ruth M. Brown
Posted: May 27, 2016 - 2:47 pm

Ruth M. Brown of New Port Richey, Florida, formerly of La Porte, died peacefully on May 15, 2016, with her family by her side. She was a Professor Emeritus at Valparaiso University. She held a Masters Degree in Health Education from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University.

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Helen L. Smith Aug. 20, 1921 - May 25, 2016
Posted: May 27, 2016 - 5:00 am

Helen L. Smith, 94, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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Dana Lea Alexander Jan. 23, 1961 - May 20, 2016
Posted: May 27, 2016 - 5:00 am

Dana Lea Alexander, 55, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016, at her home from ALS.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
Janie M. Williams April 27, 1942 - May 19, 2016
Posted: May 26, 2016 - 5:49 pm

Janie M. Williams 74, of Michigan City, Indiana, was called home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2016, at Franciscan St. Anthony’s Memorial Health Center. Home going services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Pleasant Hill MBC, with Pastor James Lane Jr, officiating. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday until time of service at the church.

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Robert Imboden
Posted: May 26, 2016 - 5:00 am

Robert Imboden, 56, of Hamlet, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at La Porte Hospital with loved ones at his side. Now, he is our angel in the sky.

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Waldo Baker Feb. 28, 1932-May 24, 2016
Posted: May 26, 2016 - 5:00 am

Waldo Baker, 84, passed away May 24, 2016, In Mishawaka, Indiana.

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Timothy Krueger July 4, 1968-May 23, 2016
Posted: May 26, 2016 - 5:00 am

Timothy Krueger, 47, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016, at La Porte Hospital.

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Vesta Mae (Manis) Reeder Jan. 11, 1925-May 17, 2016
Posted: May 26, 2016 - 5:00 am

Vesta Mae (Manis) Reeder passed away Tuesday, May 17, surrounded by loving family.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Dan Howard Nov. 2, 1958-May 15, 2016
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 1:52 pm

Dan Howard, formerly of Michigan City, died May 15, 2016, at home in Georgia.

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Lorraine A. Wachowski Sept. 11, 1926 - May 22, 2016
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 5:00 am

 

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Harold G. Shireman Sept. 4, 1930-May 22, 2016
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 5:00 am

Harold G. Shireman, 85, of LaCrosse, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Porter Regional Hospital. Harold was born Sept. 4, 1930 in LaCrosse, Indiana. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at LaCrosse United Methodist Church at a later date to be announced. Wanatah Funeral Chapel handling arrangements.

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Evelyn E. Mecklenburg May 17, 1926-May 23, 2016
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 5:00 am

Evelyn E. Mecklenburg, 90, of Monticello, formerly of Lafayette, passed away and joined hands with her heavenly Father on Monday, May 23, 2016.

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Russell F. Carson Feb. 12, 1931-Feb. 13, 2016
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 5:00 am

Russell F. Carson joined his beloved wife in our Heavenly Father’s home on Feb. 13, 2016.  He was born to H. Russell and Marion (Egbert) Carson on Feb. 12, 1931, in La Porte, Indiana.  He graduated from La Porte High School in 1950 and enlisted in the United States Air Force on Aug. 24, 1950. His enlistment allowed him to see Greenland, Germany and 46 of the 50 states.  

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Rosemary L. Bellegante July 28, 1944-May 23, 2016
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 5:00 am

Rosemary L. Bellegante, 71, of New Carlisle, Indiana, passed away surrounded by her loving family at 10:55 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, in her home following a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Michael 'Mikey' Joseph Darnell June 28, 1971-May 21, 2016
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 5:00 am

Michael “Mikey” Joseph Darnell, 44, of Michigan City passed peacefully in his sleep to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

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Gretchen Ann Bergan
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 5:00 am

Gretchen Ann Bergan (nee Kaeding), 68, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016, in South Bend, Indiana.

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Sunday 05/22/2016
Donald Diedrich
Posted: May 22, 2016 - 4:33 pm

Donald Diedrich, 81, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, at IU Health in La Porte, Indiana.

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Nancy Joan Werts
Posted: May 22, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Nancy Joan Werts, 78, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Golden Living Fountainview Terrace nursing home in La Porte, Indiana.

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Phyllis E. (Shortt) Comeno
Posted: May 22, 2016 - 4:31 pm

Phyllis E. (Shortt) Comeno, age 83, of Hamlet, Indiana, formerly of La Porte, Indiana, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016, at home.

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Saturday 05/21/2016
Dorothy M. Troth Feb. 25, 1918-May 20, 2016
Posted: May 21, 2016 - 5:00 am

Dorothy M. Troth, 98, La Porte, Indiana, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016, at 5:02 a.m. in Hospice Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City.

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Daniel Edward Janatik July 23, 1966-May 18, 2016
Posted: May 21, 2016 - 5:00 am

Daniel Edward Janatik, 49, of Michigan City, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

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Dana Alexander
Posted: May 21, 2016 - 5:00 am

Dana Alexander, 55, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016.

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Sylvester John Gondeck Aug. 28, 1936-May 19, 2016
Posted: May 21, 2016 - 5:00 am

Sylvester John Gondeck, 79, of Ingleside, Texas, joined the Lord and his loving wife on May 19, 2016, surrounded by family.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Janet G. Hiss
Posted: May 20, 2016 - 5:00 am

Janet G. Hiss, 75, from Davenport, Florida, and Michigan City, Indiana, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2016, surrounded by her loving family under the care of hospice.

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Alvin Conley Sr.
Posted: May 20, 2016 - 5:00 am

Alvin Conley, Sr., 62, departed this life on Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee, where he resided with his daughter LaToya Conley.

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Patti Dressel Sept. 18, 1942-May 9, 2016
Posted: May 20, 2016 - 5:00 am

Patti Dressel, 73, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on Monday May 9, 2016, at her daughter’s home in South Bend, Indiana, after a very short illness.

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Laura Faye Foss
Posted: May 20, 2016 - 5:00 am

Laura Faye Foss, 49 of Chesterton, Indiana, originally of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away May 7, 2016, after several years of co-existing with stage 4 breast cancer. Laura’s body could no longer keep up with her joyous and free spirit.

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Thursday 05/19/2016
Loren D. Heirbrandt Aug. 5, 1944-May 18, 2016
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 5:00 am

 

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LaVonne J. Creed April 25, 1928-May 18, 2016
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 5:00 am

LaVonne J. Creed, 88, of La Porte passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at her home.

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Edna Jane Cruise Dec. 2, 1921-May 17, 2016
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 5:00 am

Edna Jane Cruise, 94, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Hamilton Communities in New Carlisle, Indiana.

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Leola M. Edmond April 5, 1925-May 17, 2016
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 5:00 am

Leola M. Edmond, 91, of Michigan City, Indiana, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Life Care Center, Michigan City.

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John P. 'Jack' Campbell Oct. 7, 1931-April 7, 2016
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 5:00 am

John P. “Jack” Campbell of Brooksville, Florida, formerly of New Buffalo, Michigan, died on April 7, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel, 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo.

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Jesse D. Warden May 27, 1940-May 16, 2016
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 5:00 am

Jesse D. Warden, 75, of Michigan City, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Franciscan Communities St. Anthony Hospital in Michigan City.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Murray P. Edwards Sr. Dec. 6, 1957-May 13, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 5:00 am

 

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Altoria Gerron June 5, 1922 - May 11, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 5:00 am

Altoria Gerron, 93, of Michigan City departed this life on May 11, 2016, at her residence.

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Philip N. Favia Jr. March 16, 1948 - May 15, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 5:00 am

Philip N. Favia Jr., 68, of Michigan City passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Golden Living Center in La Porte.

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Marian J. Burns Jan. 8, 1955 - May 14, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 5:00 am

 Marian J. Burns, 61, of Michigan City passed away peacefully after an 18-month battle with cancer on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Franciscan Saint Anthony Health Center with her loving family by her side.

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William 'Bill' Basil Smith March 27, 1945-May 13, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 5:00 am

William “Bill” Basil Smith, 71, of Hanna passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, May 13, 2016, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.

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Myrtle M. (Warnke) Tice March 15, 1920-Jan. 5, 2016 Leroy C. Tice Nov. 7, 1917-May 29, 1993
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 5:00 am

 A graveside committal service will be held for Myrtle and Leroy Tice, past residents of La Porte County for 30 years, in Pinhook Cemetery on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at 2 p.m.

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Ronald Franklin Rogers June 3, 1944-May 16, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 5:00 am

Ronald Franklin Rogers, 71, of La Porte, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Franciscan Hospice Communities in Michigan City.

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Judith Ann Coe Sept. 26, 1945-May 15, 2016
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 3:43 pm

 

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Monday 05/16/2016
Richard Arthur Henry Meyer Jan. 4, 1942-Feb. 20, 2016
Posted: May 16, 2016 - 5:00 am

Richard Arthur Henry Meyer, 74, of Michigan City, Indiana, and The Villages, Florida, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, surrounded by family at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages after a long illness.

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Sunday 05/15/2016
Willard G. Yergler
Posted: May 15, 2016 - 4:14 pm

Willard G. Yergler, MD, born on October 19, 1942, to Willard J. and Dolores (Whitcomb) Yergler, left to start his eternal life after a courageous fight with renal cell (kidney) cancer on May 12, 2016.

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Rhodora "Dorie" Romond
Posted: May 15, 2016 - 4:14 pm

Rhodora “Dorie” Romond, 60, of La Porte, passed away unexpectedly at 1:56 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016, in La Porte Hospital.

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