Janis H. Kiff, 71, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Miller Health and Rehab, La Porte.

Charmaine Heinke Sullivan died at the age of 78 on Tuesday, Sept 10, 2019, in the presence of her loved ones.

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Thomas Clark Snyder, 85, of La Porte passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Brentwood. 

Randy M. “Bear” Mizia, 65 of La Porte, Indiana passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Randy was born, Oct. 1, 1953, in La Porte, to Damian J. and Clara I. (Lisek) Mizia. He retired from La Porte High School as a Custodian and had previously been employed with the Federal-Mogul Corporation, Diet…

David Russell Bross, age 69, of Xenia, Ohio, and longtime resident of Chesterton, Indiana passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019. He was born on Feb. 7, 1950, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Russell and Sibyl (Edwards) Bross who preceded him in death.

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Frank X. Land, 97, of Wanatah passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.

Lori Lynn James, born Oct. 22, 1965, left this world on Sept. 12, 2019, to live in eternity with her heavenly Father.

Margaret “Sue” Briskey, 81, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.

The Root Funeral Home of Michigan City would like to announce that Mr. Frank Rita, age 76, passed away at home in Michigan City on Sept. 9, 2019. Mr. Rita was born on Feb. 24, 1943, to his parents the late Francis and Marion Rita, in Chicago, Illinois.

Iris Dean Perkins, 92, of Hamlet, Indiana, passed away on Sept. 5, 2019, at Brentwood Assisted Living. Iris was born in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, on July 21, 1927, to Oscar and Irva Hall. Iris had four sisters and three brothers growing up.

Doug Maciejewski, age 66, died after a lengthy illness. He was living in Elkhart, Indiana, but his heart was always in Michigan City, Indiana, around Lake Michigan. He was married for over 30 years to his wife, Celine.

Daniel Bertus Autrey, age 59, of La Porte passed away on Sept. 5, 2019. He was born in Rochester, Indiana, on Nov. 20, 1959, to Donald and Ruth Autrey. On Oct. 14, 1995, he married Sherre Cunningham, who survives.

Miriam Brua Wheatley, 98, formerly of Michigan City, passed away Aug. 16, 2019, at the The Springs of Vernon Hills, Illinois. She was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, on March 2, 1921, to the late Charles and Nellie (Burger) Brua.

Mark Brian Tibbs, 59, of La Porte, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph, Michigan.

Robert H. "Bob" Keller, 77, of Newburgh, passed away on Aug. 26, 2019 surrounded by his family and Pastor.