Frank Robert Vincent Niva, 85, of Silver City, New Mexico, passed away peacefully at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at La Porte Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gerry (Schoening) Niva, on March 29, 2013.

Eva “Berdene” Bernacchi, 90, of Lima passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at 1:58 a.m. at The Springs of Lima. She was born on April 28, 1929, in Vaughnsville, Ohio, to the late James and Eva (Rau) Risser. She married Raymond Bernacchi on July 18, 1953, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Lima. …

Kent Carpenter, 60, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away at the VNA Hospice in Valparaiso on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. He was born on April 15, 1959, in La Porte, Indiana, to Douglas and Maxine (Cunningham) Carpenter.

Deborah Anne McEvoy, 70, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at home.

Becky Bahler Cochran, 77, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at her home in Lafayette, Indiana, after a short battle against cancer. ​

Ronald Allen White, 72, formerly of La Porte and currently of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Naples, Florida, passed away at home with his family on Nov. 2, 2019. He was born in La Porte, Indiana, on Dec. 23, 1946, to Willis and Beatrice (Wilcox) White. He was the youngest of seven children, Ger…

Barbara Biebuyck, 77, of Granbury, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. To honor Barbara’s life, memorials may be made to Friends for Animals, 2885 Fall Creek Highway, Granbury, Texas 76049.

Carmen Marie Gondek, 88, of Michigan City passed away unexpectedly at 8:37 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Franciscan Health Hospital, Michigan City.

Gordon Russell James, 80, of New Buffalo, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel in New Buffalo, Michigan. Gordon will be cremated and his final resting place is at Pine Grove Cemetery in New Buffalo.

Thomas J. Henry, 91, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at 8:20 a.m. in his home. His loving family was with him the day before in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.