John Alan Schwenk, 73, of La Porte died at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, of heart failure at La Porte Hospital. John was the fourth child of eight children born to the late Rev. Ward and Alberta (Slagle) Schwenk in La Porte, Indiana. John was a self employed construction worker in the La Por…

Margaret M. Terry of La Porte, Indiana, passed away in her home.

Donald L. Nowatzke, 78, of Hamlet, Indiana, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in La Porte Hospital following an illness. He was born on June 21, 1941, in La Porte, Indiana, to the late Earl Nowatzke Sr. and Mary (Lower) Bobo and lived in the area all of his life.

Sharon Ann Roark (nee Trembicki) 73, of Michigan City and formerly Portage, Indiana, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at VNA of NWI Hospice Center on Feb. 15, 2020.

Dr. Seth “Syd” S. Philbrook, 97, of La Porte passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.

Paulette M. Nelson, 96, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. She was born in South Bend on Feb. 3, 1924, to John and Sophia (Harrington) Peyton. She spent her younger years growing up in Valley City, North Dakota, where she graduated valedictorian from St. Catherine’s …

Virginia A. ‘Ginny’ (Attar) Wilkins, 95, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. She was born on July 3, 1924, in Michigan City to Albert and Sarah (Borane) Attar.

Tammy Nannette (Smith) Sobieski, age 56, of Michigan City was called home from Franciscan Health on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at 5:40 p.m. She was born on May 31, 1963, the daughter of James and Thelma (Davis) Smith in Michigan City. On June 26, 2000, she married Steve Sobieski.

Howard Paul Burns took his final breath in the predawn hours on Jan. 28. He was held in an embrace by his wife of 57 years, Patricia O’Shea Burns, and his daughter, Diana Christinson. His was a peace-filled, tranquil departure of this world.

John F. Wiora, 89, of La Porte passed away peacefully from this life at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Golden Living Center Fountainview Terrace.

Bebejean Knoll, 93, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Oak Woods Manor. She was born on Dec. 19, 1926, in La Porte, Indiana, to Lester and Thelma (Hudkins) Snider.

Constance Paskell, 79, of Wake Forest passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Raleigh.

On Feb. 4, 2020, Shana Schultz passed away peacefully at the University of Chicago Hospital.

Kenneth O. Orlowski, 93, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and formerly of La Porte and Michigan City, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at the Brookdale of Tarpon Springs in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Constance Ann (Shick) Squires, 81, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. She was born May 23, 1938, in La Porte, Indiana, to Donald and Winifred (Dunham) Shick. After memorizing the Dorothy Squires’ Sweet Mayonnai…

Marilynn Edwards, age 75, of Noblesville died on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.

On Jan. 23, 2020, following a battle with Alzheimer’s, Thomas J. Walton, 87, entered peacefully into the arms of the Lord.

Colonel Bill G. Rippy, age 89, of Tifton and formerly of La Porte, Indiana, went home to be with his Lord on Jan. 30, 2020, at his residence. His funeral services will be held at Victory Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, with Rev. Dan Eidson, Rev. Gerald Purvis and Rev. Jay K…