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WATERLOO — David Lee Dangler was born April 13, 1934, in rural Waterloo to the late Joseph Ray and Emma Lear (Whitbey) Dangler. On July 11, 2014, David passed away at his home in Waterloo, Indiana.
David married, Leora (Rosenberry) on June 24, 1956. She survives along with their son and daughter-in-law Danny and Mary Dangler and daughter and son-in-law Dusti and Randy Bice. Also surviving are his grandchildren Brandi (Shannon) Rowe, Blake Dangler, Amanda (David) Stuller, Darrick and David Lee Dangler, Collin and Hayden Bice as well as several great-grandchildren.
David was tenth out of 11 siblings. Emogene (Dangler) White is the sole surviving sibling.
He was preceded in death by his sons David D. (11/7/1980) and Darrin Lee (3/7/2012) and the following sisters: Lois Kelley, Marcelle Malle, Edythe Hoot, Augustine (Belle) Good and brothers DeLoss, Joseph (Joe), Don, Paul and Charles (Charley) Dangler.
David served in the U.S. Marine Corps from October 1952-1955. During this time, he received the Marine Sharpshooter Badge and went on to receive Honorable Discharge in October 1960.
David was a Waterloo Volunteer Firefighter for 38 years from 1957-1995.
He was a carpenter most his life and partner in D. K. & L. Construction for several years. Before retiring in 2002, David worked at Tower Automotive in Auburn for nine years.
David volunteered many years to coaching in the Waterloo Little League baseball and softball organizations during the 1970s. Also, he helped coach the Waterloo elementary boys basketball team.
He was a member of the Waterloo United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. David was also known for his portrayal as Davy Crockett in the Waterloo Kitchen Band where he sang and played the juice harp.
David was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Viewing is from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Waterloo United Methodist Church, 300 West Maple St., with Pastor Mike Halferty officiating. Burial will be in Waterloo Cemetery.
Loving memorials are to the Waterloo United Methodist Church.
To send condolences visit fellerandclark.com.
KENDALLVILLE — Bette J. Lange, age 74, of Kendallville, died on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.
She was born in Berwyn, Illinois, on July 22, 1939, to Harold R. Wilbur and Una A. (Rakerd) Wilbur.
Mrs. Lange graduated from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Illinois, in 1958.
She married William E. Lange on February 1, 1958, in Brookfield, Illinois. He survives in Kendallville.
Mrs. Lange was an active member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Kendallville and enjoyed volunteering at the Windmill Museum in Kendallville. She was very involved with the Girl Scouts in this area serving both as a troop leader and a district leader. Mrs. Lange was also a CPR instructor for the Red Cross and drove EMS for the McCray Hospital. In her free time she enjoyed gardening and sewing.
Survivors include her husband, William E. Lange of Kendallville; two sons, Charles W. and Lori Lange of Henderson, Nevada, and David A. and Rhonda Lange of Kendallville; a daughter, Mary E. Rudnick of Kendallville; four grandchildren, Kyle Lange, Taryn (Travis) Davis, Brooke Lange and Bryan (Erin) Rudnick; and two brothers, Ken and Jan Wilbur of Illinois and Dale and Barb Wilbur of Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A gathering of friends will be Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 1-2 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 411 Harding St., Kendallville.
A memorial will be Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church. Officiating the funeral service will be Rev. Steven Bahrt.
Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Kendallville.
Preferred memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church.
Send a condolence to the family at hitefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Hite Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St., Kendallville.
ROME CITY — Margaret A. "Peg" Arney, 77, of Waldron Lake, Rome City, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 4:29 p.m. in her residence.
Mrs. Arney retired from Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne after 33 ½ years.
She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City and the Rome City American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary. She was an active volunteer with Helping Hands in Rome City.
Peg greatly enjoyed living on the lake. She often said her life was a party since 1967, the year she and her husband moved to Waldron Lake. She also enjoyed shopping. She dearly loved life, her family and friends, and especially her great-grandchildren.
She was born July 18, 1936, in Fort Wayne to Henry G. and Hazel G. (Price) Neuhaus.
On August 15, 1958, in Fort Wayne she married Thomas G. Arney. He preceded her in death on September 27, 2006.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Tami and James "Buzz" Junk of Huntertown; two granddaughters, Jenny (J.R.) Melcher of Fort Wayne and Crystal (Tom) Andrews of Huntertown; four great-grandchildren, Dylan Melcher, Ethan Melcher, Sybela Raine Andrews, and Alexis Andrews; two brothers, George A. (Lois) Neuhaus of New Haven and Thomas (Mary Ann) Neuhaus of Fort Wayne; and a sister-in-law, Clancy Neuhaus of Fort Wayne.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard "Dick" Neuhaus.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City with Father Bernard Ramenaden officiating. Private burial will be in St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Kurtz, Gary Baker, Ned Lichtsinn, Tom Andrews, J.R. Melcher, and Kevin Stephenson.
Calling is Monday, July 14, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. A rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to St. Jude Hospital, Helping Hands in Rome City, or St. Gaspar Catholic Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at youngfamilyfuneralhome.com.
ANGOLA — Rosalee "Rosie" Bussing, 73, of Angola, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She retired from the Angola Walmart where she was a cashier. She had also worked as a cook at McCool's Tavern and at The Diner.
She was born Dec. 29, 1940, in Ashley to Weir and Georgia (Kunkle) Ford. She married John "Jack" Bussing on April 14, 1966.
She was a member of the Angola Christian Church and the Steuben County Home Extension Club of Pleasant Lake.
She is survived by her four sons and daughters-in-law, John Bussing of Auburn, Donald and Cindy Bussing of Angola, Tony and Diana Ford of Destin, Florida, and Ryan Bussing of Angola; two brothers, Thomas Ford of California and Robert Ford of Oregon; her sister Mary Ann Bowen of Michigan; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John "Jack" Bussing on April 14, 2002; one daughter, Kristine; two sons, David and Earl; and two grandsons.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, with John Coney officiating.
Calling will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Sorter Cemetery, Kinderhook, Michigan.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be left at weichtfh.com.
Henry Black Sr.
BUTLER — Henry Hubert Black Sr., 77, of Butler died Friday, July 11, 2014, at his son's home in Butler.
Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo, with Dale Rabineau officiating. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery.
Calling will be from 5–6 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials are to Feller and Clark Funeral Home to help with expenses.
PAXTON, Ill. — Winona Rose Weber, 88, of Buckley, Illinois, died Friday, July 11, 2014, in Heartland Healthcare Center, Paxton, Illinois.
She was born Jan. 10, 1926, to Frank A. and Violet Eden Eyre Fox.
She married Clarence Weber on Aug. 9, 1950, in Buckley.
She graduated from Buckley High School and worked as a teller at Buckley State Bank for many years.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Buckley.
She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, camping and loved spending time with her grandson.
Surviving are a daughter, Jina (Larry) Miller of Auburn; a brother, Jim Fox of Danville, Illinois; a grandson, Thomas Puckett of Auburn; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Jeffrey Weber, one sister and one brother.
A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells Street, Paxton, Illinois. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Buckley, Illinois, at a later date.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Baier Family Funeral Services.
Memorials are to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd 2nd FL, Princeton, NJ 08540, or an organization of the donor's choice.
AUBURN — Larry P. Chaffins, 67 years, of Auburn, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, in his residence with his family by his side.
Larry was born August 1, 1946, in Garrett, Kentucky, the son of the late W. Hiatt and Helen M. (Bradley) Chaffins. He was a 1964 graduate of Garrett High School, Garrett, Kentucky. A U.S. Army veteran, Larry served as a squad leader of a weapons platoon stationed in Korea during the Vietnam Era. He married Sara Moore on July 3, 1970, in Decatur, Indiana, and she survives. Larry was a machine operator at Dana and the Eaton Corporation for 30 ½ years, retiring in 1999. He also worked at Rural King and Walmart after his retirement. He was a former member of New Hope Church, Kendallville, Indiana. Larry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and participating in outdoor activities. He coveted his time he spent fishing with his grandson, Aedin.
Surviving are his wife, Sara of Auburn; one daughter, Christine A. Chaffins of Kendallville, Indiana; one grandson, Aedin E. Chaffins of Kendallville; three brothers, James Chaffins of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Jerry and John Chaffins of Garrett, Kentucky; six sisters, Charlotte Fogle of Auburn, Deborah (Charles) Kaduk of Auburn, Vada (Denny) Dangler of Angola, Trudy Kirk of Butler, Betty Reed of Auburn and Burneda Howard of Garrett, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Amanda S. Chaffins, one son, Brian P. Chaffins, and one brother, David Chaffins.
A celebration of the life of Larry P. Chaffins and a gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, July 14, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at New Life House of Worship, 130 North Randolph St., Garrett, with Pastor J.C. "Kelly" Banks officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to the Boomerang Backpack Program through East Noble schools.
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at oberlinturnbull.com.
ANGOLA — Michelle Lynn Smith Reser, 34, passed away July 9, 2014, in Waterloo.
She was born September 7, 1979, in San Antonio, Texas, to K. Balmos Theirmann. She received her education in Texas. Michelle relocated, as a young adult to Fort Wayne to attend college.
Michelle married Christopher Reser on October 1, 2010, and he survives in Angola where they lived together with their dog, Pugsy.
Also surviving is her only child, Madelynn Smith of Fort Wayne; two brothers and a sister, (her twin) Michael Balmos, Charles (Chuck) Balmos and Bonnie Eulk; father-in-law and mother-in-law David and Toni Reser of Angola; brother-in-law Mark Reser and his fiancee Christy Miller; her closest friend, Wayne Cobble; and many more friends and acquaintances that will miss her genuine smile.
Michelle loved animals and enjoyed hobbies such as swimming, sports, reading, painting, and being with her friends and family. She was a people person who warmed many hearts and will leave an impression on many. She always said "Think yellow!"
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo, with Pastor Dan Schreck officiating. After the service burial will take place in Circle Hill Cemetery in Angola. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service, from 12-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are appreciated and can be directed to Chris Reser to be used for Michelle's daughter Madelynn's future education.
To send condolences visit fellerandclark.com.
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100 Cemetery Rd
Wolcottville, IN 46795
Published in KPCNews on July 13, 2014