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Sunday 05/29/2016
Wilma Dian Janik
Posted: May 29, 2016 - 12:27 pm

Wilma Dian Janik, 75, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Golden Living Center in La Porte with her loving family by her side.

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Franklin Budd Wade Jan. 10, 1927-May 26, 2016
Posted: May 29, 2016 - 10:17 am

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

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Saturday 05/28/2016
Francisco Lozano Nov. 14, 1937-May 27, 2016
Posted: May 28, 2016 - 12:10 pm

Francisco Lozano, 78, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at 6 a.m. in his home.

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Gretchen Ann Bergan Oct.18, 1947-May 23, 2016
Posted: May 28, 2016 - 11:39 am

Gretchen Ann Bergan (nee Kaeding), 68, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Indiana.

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Bonnie Gay Christoph April 17, 1934-May 26, 2016
Posted: May 28, 2016 - 11:37 am

Bonnie Gay Christoph, 82, of Wanatah, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016. She was born April 17, 1934, in Wanatah, to Edward and Hazel (Mitchell) Rice and graduated from Wanatah High School in 1952, then attended South Bend Business College. She had been a longtime member of Faith Methodist Church.

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Ruth M. Brown
Posted: May 28, 2016 - 5:00 am

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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Friday 05/27/2016
Linda S. Handley Sept. 22, 1958-May 13, 2016
Posted: May 27, 2016 - 4:23 pm

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

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Franklin Budd Wade
Posted: May 27, 2016 - 4:18 pm

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

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Thomas Kuta Jr. June 15, 1936-May 24, 2016
Posted: May 27, 2016 - 4:22 pm

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

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Patricia I. Petrusha Feb. 24, 1945-May 24, 2016
Posted: May 27, 2016 - 4:20 pm

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

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Beverly Gay Jones March 31, 1950-May 25, 2016
Posted: May 27, 2016 - 4:22 pm

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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Dorothy J. Simmons June 20, 1928-May 26, 2016
Posted: May 27, 2016 - 4:17 pm

Dorothy J. Simmons, 87, was called home by the Lord on May 26, 2016, at Porter Regional Hospital.

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Janie M. Williams April 27, 1942 - May 19, 2016
Posted: May 27, 2016 - 5:00 am

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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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 AlexanderJan. 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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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Waldo Baker Feb. 28, 1932-May 24, 2016
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 4:48 pm

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 25, 2016 - 4:50 pm

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 25, 2016 - 4:44 pm

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

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Robert Imboden
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 4:39 pm

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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Dan Howard Nov. 2, 1958-May 15, 2016
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 11:53 am

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

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Harold G. ShiremanSept. 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.

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Michael 'Mikey' Joseph Darnell June 28, 1971-May 21, 2016
Posted: May 24, 2016 - 4:17 pm

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 24, 2016 - 4:14 pm

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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Russell F. Carson Feb. 12, 1931-Feb. 13, 2016
Posted: May 24, 2016 - 4:09 pm

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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Evelyn E. Mecklenburg May 17, 1926-May 23, 2016
Posted: May 24, 2016 - 4:09 pm

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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Rosemary L. Bellegante July 28, 1944-May 23, 2016
Posted: May 24, 2016 - 4:12 pm

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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Lorraine A. Wachowski Sept. 11, 1926 - May 22, 2016
Updated: May 24, 2016 - 1:36 pm

Lorraine A. Wachowski, 89, of Michigan City, who served in City Hall as secretary for two former mayors, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. in Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City, Indiana.

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Sunday 05/22/2016
Phyllis E. (Shortt) Comeno
Posted: May 22, 2016 - 3:16 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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Nancy Joan Werts
Posted: May 22, 2016 - 1:44 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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Friday 05/20/2016
Daniel Edward Janatik July 23, 1966-May 18, 2016
Posted: May 20, 2016 - 2:04 pm

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

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Dana Alexander
Posted: May 20, 2016 - 2:06 pm

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 20, 2016 - 1:53 pm

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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Thursday 05/19/2016
Janet G. Hiss
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 4:24 pm

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 19, 2016 - 4:27 pm

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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Laura Faye Foss
Posted: May 19, 2016 - 4:20 pm

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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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Loren D. Heirbrandt Aug. 5, 1944-May 18, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 4:02 pm

Loren Heirbrandt, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.

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LaVonne J. Creed April 25, 1928-May 18, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 3:56 pm

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

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John P. 'Jack' Campbell Oct. 7, 1931-April 7, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 3:51 pm

 

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Edna Jane Cruise Dec. 2, 1921-May 17, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 3:49 pm

 

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Jesse D. Warden May 27, 1940-May 16, 2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 3:47 pm

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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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Marian J. Burns Jan. 8, 1955-May 14, 2016
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 4:09 pm

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-Michigan City with her loving family by her side.

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Murray P. Edwards Sr. Dec. 6, 1957-May 13, 2016
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 4:10 pm

Murray P. Edwards Sr., 58, Michigan City, departed this life on May 13, 2016 at Franciscan St. Anthony Health.

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Ronald Franklin Rogers June 3, 1944-May 16, 2016
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 4:07 pm

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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Philip N. Favia Jr. March 16, 1948-May 15, 2016
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 4:07 pm

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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Judith Ann Coe Sept. 26, 1945-May 15, 2016
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 1:43 pm

 

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Altoria Gerron June 5, 1922-May 11, 2016
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 10:49 am

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

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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 17, 2016 - 10:46 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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William 'Bill' Basil Smith March 27, 1945-May 13, 2016
Posted: May 17, 2016 - 10:47 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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Sunday 05/15/2016
Rhodora "Dorie" Romond
Posted: May 15, 2016 - 3:47 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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Richard Arthur Henry Meyer Jan. 4, 1942 - Feb. 20, 2016
Posted: May 15, 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.Richard, born in Michigan City on Jan. 4, 1942, was the son of the late Alfred Louis and Thelma (Neulieb) Meyer. He is survived by his wife Marianne (Blank) Meyer; daughter Lynn (Jordan Gerber); stepsons Gregory (Judy) Straeffer and Mitchell Straeffer; his grandchildren Jillian and Nathan Gerber, and Gwendolyn and Zachary Straeffer; and by his brother David Alfred (Joe Ann) Meyer.He graduated from Elston High School in 1960 and from Ball State University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education and taught in the Michigan City School system his entire career, beginning at Eastport Elementary School eventually settling in as an eighth grade science teacher at Krueger Junior High.

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