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Curtis L. Anderson
Curtis L. Anderson, 85, Lafayette, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at his home, with family by his side. He was born Oct. 5, 1935, in Poland, to the late Robert and Mary (Allen) Anderson. Curtis attended Rensselaer Central High School and on Aug. 25, 1956, he married Helen... Read More
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Sep. 15 to Sep. 23, 2021.
James Robert Michal
James Robert Michal, 76, Rensselaer, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Franciscan Health Rensselaer. He was born in Valparaiso on Nov. 15, 1944, the son of Robert Michal and Doris (Yost) Michal. Jim was a graduate of Fair Oaks High School. He served in the U.S. Army as an aviation... Read More
Steinke Funeral Home - Rensselaer
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Sep. 22 to Sep. 29, 2021.
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Wayne Edward Firestone
Wayne Edward Firestone, 97, West Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at hishome at University Place Healthcare in West Lafayette.He was born Nov. 21, 1923, in Goshen, to the late Clell and Garnette (Higbee) Firestone.Wayne was a 1941 graduate of Culver Military Academy... Read More
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Sep. 13 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
John R. Fredel
John R. Fredel, 83, Lake Mills, Wis., passed away peacefully into eternity at his home surrounded by his family.He was born on May 20, 1938, in East Chicago, to John and Emma (Gull) Fredel Sr. John married Bonita L. Wohlhueter on July 10, 1965, in Colden, N.Y.He graduated from the... Read More
Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Sep. 9 to Sep. 16, 2021.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Louis Anthony DeGroot
Louis Anthony DeGroot, 85, Rensselaer, passed away peacefully at George Ade Memorial Health Care Center on Friday morning, Sept. 3, 2021, surrounded by his family.Lou was born in Goodland on Sept. 29, 1935, the son of Ernest DeGroot and Ethel Irene (Sigman) DeGroot. He was a graduate... Read More
Steinke Funeral Home - Rensselaer
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Sep. 6 to Sep. 14, 2021.
Edwin F. Nagel
Edwin F. Nagel, 95, Rensselaer, passed away on Sept. 3, 2021, at Autumn Trace in Rensselaer. Edwin was born in Rensselaer on Sept. 23, 1925, the son of Walter and Ida (Misch) Nagel. Ed graduated from Rensselaer High School with the class of 1943. He married the love of his life,... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Sep. 6 to Sep. 14, 2021.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Oris V. Brandt
Oris V. Brandt, the son of Edward J. Brandt and Letha L. (Miller) Brandt, was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Rensselaer. Oris graduated from J. Kent High School in Kentland with the Class of 1939. In March 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and completed basic training at Great Lakes Naval... Read More
Steinke Funeral Home - Rensselaer
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Sep. 3 to Sep. 13, 2021.
Monday, September 6, 2021
Margaret Ann "Marge" Altman (Shipley)
71 year old, Margaret Ann Altman, Norman, Okla., passed away Aug. 25, 2021. Marge was born on Nov. 19, 1949, to LeRoy and Annie (Humphreys) Shipley in Rensselaer. Marge graduated from Rensselaer High School, and was a caregiver, decorator, homemaker, and adored her family. Marge loved... Read More
Boersma Funeral Home
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Aug. 30 to Sep. 6, 2021.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Michael M. "Mike" Zickmund
Michael "Mike" M. Zickmund, 81, Fair Oaks, passed away on Aug. 26, 2021, at NorthwesternMemorial Hospital. Mike was born in Rensselaer on Aug. 2, 1940, the son of Frank and Mary (Dearing) Zickmund. He married Margaret Klemp on June 24, 1966, in Demotte, and she survives him.Mike graduated... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Aug. 30 to Sep. 5, 2021.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Ruth A. Heinz (Fraley)
Ruth A. Heinz, 79, DeMotte, passed away on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at home.Ruth was born in Rensselaer on April 29, 1942, the daughter of William and Edith (nee Randolph) Fraley. On Nov. 2, 1960, she married her sweetheart, Larry A. Heinz in Rensselaer. He preceded her in death in... Read More
Jackson Funeral Service
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Aug. 24 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Allen Ward Grube
Allen Ward Grube, 84, DeMotte, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.Allen was born on Aug. 8, 1937, to Vernon and Jacoba (nee DeKock) Grube. He graduatedfrom DeMotte High School in 1955 and Hope College in 1959. Al married his high schoolsweetheart, Arlene... Read More
Jackson Funeral Service
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Aug. 23 to Aug. 30, 2021.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Howard D. "Bud" Hammond
Howard D. "Bud" Hammond, 87, Rensselaer, passed away on Aug. 18, 2021, in Rensselaer.Bud was born in Fair Oaks on Nov. 24, 1933, the son of Merle and Minnie (Stowers) Hammond.Bud attended Fair Oaks Schools. He married the love of his life, Mary Ruth Reinhold, on Sept. 19, 1953, in... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Aug. 20 to Aug. 28, 2021.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Anna Halsema
A memorial service for Anna Halsema will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21 at noon at the Fair Oaks cemetery. Friends and family are invited to join us in celebrating her life.Her life was full whether as a farm wife, nurse's aid, or Postmaster of Fair Oaks. We (her children - Wayne, Bill... Read More
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Aug. 16 to Aug. 24, 2021.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Ricky Lee Lowry
Ricky Lee Lowry, 69, Rensselaer, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crown Point.He was born in Lafayette on March 6, 1952, the son of Robert Lowry and Vivian (Epler) Lowry.He was a 1971 graduate of Rensselaer Central High School and attended Vincennes University... Read More
Steinke Funeral Home - Rensselaer
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jul. 28 to Aug. 3, 2021.
Monday, August 2, 2021
Charles C. Huff
Charles C. Huff, 87, Odon, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, at his residence with family by his side. He was born on Jan. 6, 1934, in Salyersville, Ky. to James and Junie (McCarty) Huff.Charles resided in Wheatfield and Rensselaer area for many years before moving to Odon, where... Read More
Meng Family Funeral Home
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jul. 26 to Aug. 2, 2021.
Mary Ann Jackson (Olson)
Mary Ann Jackson, 84, Rensselaer, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Franciscan Health Rensselaer.She was born Nov. 15, 1936, in Berwyn, Ill., the daughter of David William and Anne Linnea (Benson) Olson. On June 28, 1958, in Berwyn, Ill., she married William Charles Jackson... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jul. 26 to Aug. 2, 2021.
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Keith Faker
On July 30, 2021, Keith Faker, 79, passed away peacefully with his beloved wife by his side. He was born Nov. 8, 1941, to Edmund "Doc" and Doris (Luers) Faker in Rensselaer, the oldest of five children. He married Ellen Murphy (Yost) on Jan. 3, 1997. Together they share two sons,... Read More
Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home - Remington
Published in Rensselaer Republican on Aug. 1, 2021.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Jerry D. Gwin
Jerry D. Gwin, 89, Rensselaer, passed away at Autumn Trace on Friday, July 9, 2021. Jerry was born on July 11, 1931, in Rensselaer to Ralph and Fanny (Henry) Daugherty. On June 24, 1951, in Rensselaer Jerry married James C. ""Jim"" Gwin Sr., who passed away on July 25, 2012. She graduated... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jul. 13 to Jul. 21, 2021.
Matthew Jonathon Henry
Mathew Jonathon Henry, 52, passed away June 16, 2021, from a massive brain seizure at his carriage house apartment, 1802 North Talbott, Indianapolis. Matt had suffered seizures for over 25 years.Matt enjoyed and appreciated living the past two decades close to his loving and caring... Read More
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jul. 13 to Jul. 21, 2021.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Mable Pauline Hankey (Dommer)
Mable Pauline (Dommer) Hankey, 96, Indianapolis, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Mable was born on Sept. 6, 1924, to Otto and Mollie (Henning) Dommer in Denham. She married Carl Alfred William Hankey on April 1, 1945. Over the years, they lived on a farm in Jasper County, in Rensselaer... Read More
Leppert Mortuary & Crematory Services - Carmel Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jul. 9 to Jul. 17, 2021.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
John Howard Jr.
John Howard Jr., 88, Rensselaer, passed away on July 2, 2021, at the Springs of Lafayette.John was born in North Judson on Oct. 12, 1932, the son of Johnny and Fannie (Barnett) Howard. John married Arlene Ruby Dedloff on June 9, 1956, in Knox, and she preceded him in death on April... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jul. 6 to Jul. 14, 2021.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Marilyn June Jones (Merritt)
Marilyn June Jones (nee Merritt), 81, Hammond, was called to her next volunteer opportunity on Jan. 25, 2021, in Shorewood, Minn.Marilyn was a woman driven to serve her communities from a young age. As a big sister and teenage lifeguard at the Rensselaer pool, her calling was sparked... Read More
Burns-Kish Funeral Homes Inc.
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jul. 3 to Jul. 11, 2021.
Friday, July 9, 2021
Lucile E. Bozell (Wright)
Lucile E. Bozell, 98, DeMotte, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village. She was born July 31, 1922, in Owensboro, Ky., the daughter of Frank and Dolora (Leach) Wright. Lucile married Edward E. Bozell in Gary on Oct. 21, 1945. He preceded... Read More
Jackson Funeral Service
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jun. 24 to Jul. 9, 2021.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Eileen E. Putt (Merriman)
Eileen E. Putt, 95, Rensselaer, passed away on June 27, 2021, in Rensselaer.Eileen was born in Rensselaer on July 21, 1925, the daughter of Guy and Nellie (DeLong) Merriman. She married the love of her life with whom she shared over 76 years of wedded bliss, Dean Putt, on Nov. 30... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jun. 30 to Jul. 7, 2021.
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Robert Northcutt
Robert Northcutt, 66, DeMotte, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021, at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born April 2, 1955, in Rensselaer, the son of Robert E. and Estella (Randolph) Northcutt. Robert graduated from North Newton High School, Class of 1973. He married Pamela... Read More
Jackson Funeral Service
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jun. 23 to Jul. 1, 2021.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
William D. "Bill" Strain
William "Bill" D. Strain, 76, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021.Bill was born Oct. 11, 1944, to Virgil and Alice (Sayers) Strain in Rensselaer. On June 30, 1973, he married Sarah "Salli" Strain. She survives of the home.Bill was a U.S. Marine from 1962 - 1966. He... Read More
Heaton-Bowman-Smith Sidenfaden Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jun. 22 to Jun. 30, 2021.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Mary Ann Hamer (Trudeau)
Mary Ann Hamer, 94, of Rensselaer, passed away at Creasy Springs in Lafayette. Mary Ann was born in Pine River, Minn., on Aug. 26, 1926, the daughter of Adelor and Cecilia (Homan) Trudeau.Mary Ann attended the Rensselaer school system. Mary Ann married the love of her life, Robert... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jun. 10 to Jun. 18, 2021.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Merl D. Branson
Merl D. Branson, 91, a lifelong resident of Rensselaer, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at Franciscan Health Rensselaer. He was born in Rensselaer on June 29, 1929, the son of Jerry Branson and Esther (Peterson) Branson. On Aug. 22, 1977 he married Martha Eisele.He was a graduate... Read More
Steinke Funeral Home - Rensselaer
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jun. 8 to Jun. 15, 2021.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Robert J. Dobry
Robert J. Dobry, 89, Rensselaer, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Franciscan Health ofLafayette. He was born in Gary on Nov. 25, 1931, the son of John and Betty (Gobla) Dobry. He marriedElsie A. Egbert on Dec. 24, 1955, in Staten Island, N.Y. and she survives.Robert attended... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Jun. 5 to Jun. 12, 2021.
Friday, June 4, 2021
Dora I. David (Wynkoop)
Dora I. David, 95, DeMotte, went to live with her Savior on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Dora and her twin Flora were born on Nov. 17, 1925, in Wheatfield, to Jesse and Effie Wynkoop. On Nov. 15, 1947, Dora married Dennis (Dick) David of Roselawn. They remained in the Northwest Indiana area... Read More
Frazier Funeral Home - DeMotte
Published in Rensselaer Republican from May 31 to Jun. 4, 2021.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Crystal Rachelle Sanders (Byrd)
Crystal Rachelle Sanders, 67, Brookston, passed away at 12:25 a.m., Thursday, May 20, 2021, at The Springs in Lafayette.She was born Aug. 4, 1953, in Rensselaer, to the late Walter and Mary (McDonald) Byrd and was a 1972 graduate of North White High School. On May 5, 1973, she married... Read More
Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home
Published in Rensselaer Republican from May 21 to May 28, 2021.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
David N. Odle Jr.
David N. Odle Jr., 48, Rensselaer, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at home.He was born Aug. 4, 1972, in Valparaiso, the son of David Sr. and Frances (Adams) Odle. David married Julie A. Swiek on March 7, 1997, in Rensselaer.David was a lifelong resident of the DeMotte area. He... Read More
Jackson Funeral Service
Published in Rensselaer Republican from May 18 to May 26, 2021.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Steven Michael Barrett
Steven Michael Barrett, 59, Rensselaer, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was born in Chicago Heights, Ill. on June 16, 1961, son of the late George F. Barrett II and Bernice E. Worley.He is survived by his wife, Mona Lisa Chambers; three... Read More
Steinke Funeral Home - Rensselaer
Published in Rensselaer Republican from May 13 to May 20, 2021.
Marcia Bohlinger (Maguire)
Marcia Bohlinger, 79, passed away unexpectedly on April 30, 2021, in California. Marcia Was born Sept. 15, 1941, in Lafayette to the late Marvin E. and Mary V. Studer Maguire. Marcia attended Sacred Heart School in Fowler and graduated from Fowler High School in 1959. She married... Read More
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. - Lafayette Chapel - Lafayette
Published in Rensselaer Republican from May 13 to May 20, 2021.
Patricia Jo Michael (Studer)
Patty was born Jan. 24, 1955, in Rensselaer, Indiana to Robert J. and D. Eileen (Washburn) Studer. She attended St. Augustine and Rensselaer Schools and graduated from RCHS in 1973. She worked during high school at Stuckey's, Dog 'n' Suds, Schultz's Dime Store and Northway (work-study)... Read More
Best Funeral Services, Inc.
Published in Rensselaer Republican from May 13 to May 20, 2021.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Daryl Hall
Daryl Hall, born on May 3, 1956, passed away on March 23, 2021, at the age of 64. Daryl was born in Rensselaer to Clifford and Alta Hall.He attended Ball State University, graduating in 1978, and went on to receive a master's degree from University of Houston. When not playing tennis... Read More
Published in Rensselaer Republican from May 11 to May 18, 2021.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Melvin H. Topp
Melvin H. Topp, 80, Crown Point, passed away on April 23, 2021, at Franciscan Health CrownPoint. Melvin was born on April 21, 1941, the son of Harry and Lillie (Leis) Topp.Melvin graduated from high school and then was inducted into the US Army during the Vietnam Warera. After his... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Apr. 26 to May 3, 2021.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Thomas Raymond Schilli
Thomas Raymond Schilli, 74, Bonita Springs, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at his home in Bonita Springs with his family. Thomas is survived by his wife, Cheryl Schilli, Bonita Springs, Fla.; his daughters, Laura Schilli Holcomb and husband Joseph, Crockett, Texas, and... Read More
BOPP CHAPEL
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Apr. 23 to May 1, 2021.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Dale E. Lehe
Dale E. Lehe, 81, Remington, passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 2021.Dale was born December 1939 to loving parents Adrien and Mathilda Lehe. Dale was cherished by his parents and extended family throughout his childhood years. Dale graduated from Remington High School in 1958 where... Read More
Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home - Remington
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Apr. 19 to Apr. 27, 2021.
Martin Kim Longest
Martin Kim Longest was born on Oct. 4, 1954, and was called home on April 15, 2021… he knew where he was going.He is reunited in death with his father, and one of his best friends, D. Gene Longest; his unequivocally loving mother, Faye Marie Longest; a granddaughter; and several of... Read More
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Apr. 19 to Apr. 27, 2021.
Gayla J. Simons (Fleming)
Gayla J Simons, 85, West Lafayette, formally of Rensselaer and North Port, Fla., passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021, at her home with family. She was born on Feb. 27, 1936, in Rensselaer, to the late Chester K. Fleming and Gwendolyn R. (Kepner) Fleming of Rensselaer. She married... Read More
Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home & Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Apr. 19 to Apr. 27, 2021.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Arthur Wayne Savich
Arthur Wayne Savich, 83, Valparaiso, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021. He was born March 18, 1938, in Rensselaer, to Nick and Lucille (Bowen) Savich. On April 2, 1960, he married Janet L. Kosier who survives. Also surviving him are his children, George Savich and Niki Savich, both... Read More
Bartholomew Funeral Home - Valparaiso
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Apr. 9 to Apr. 17, 2021.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
William Lee Myres
William Lee Myres, 84, Rensselaer, passed away Jan. 7, 2021, at the Rensselaer Care Center. He was born in Jasper County on Jan. 18, 1936, the son of Orval and Dora (Pass) Myres.William was educated in the Fair Oaks school system. He then went on to work at Talbert TrailerManufacturing... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Apr. 6 to Apr. 14, 2021.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Robert "Bob" Rishling
Robert "Bob" Rishling, 73, Nappanee, died at 10:34 a.m., March 27, 2021, at home after a lengthy illness.Born in Rensselaer, Bob attended Rensselaer Central High school, graduating in 1965. Bob was a Viet Nam veteran, serving in the United States Navy. On July 19, 1975, Bob married... Read More
Thompson Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home Nappanee - Nappanee
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Mar. 30 to Apr. 7, 2021.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Aukje "Alice" Lewis (Dirkmaat)
Aukje "Alice" Lewis, 68, Rensselaer, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Lafayette.Alice was born in Broek Op Langedijk, Netherlands on Sept. 30, 1952, the daughter of John andClara (Vaartjes) Dirkmaat. She married Randy D. Lewis on Sept. 18, 1976, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and... Read More
Jackson Funeral Chapel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Mar. 20 to Mar. 30, 2021.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Dorothy Helen Ryska
Dorothy Helen Ryska, 97, Carmel and formerly of DeMotte, passed away March 14, 2021.She was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Greslo) Rasch. Dorothy was an avid golfer and bowler. She loved to cross-stitch and travel the country; and... Read More
Flanner Buchanan – Carmel
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Mar. 15 to Mar. 23, 2021.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Charles J. "Julien" Blackerby
Charles J. Blackerby, Oshkosh, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 17, 2021.Mr. Blackerby was born on May 17, 1932, in Rensselaer, the only child of Clyde and Anna Blackerby. He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree and commissioned as a second lieutenant in... Read More
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Mar. 10 to Mar. 18, 2021.
Friday, March 5, 2021
Mary Lou DeVries (Sipkema)
Mary Lou DeVries, 74, DeMotte, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at Franciscan Health in Crown Point.Mary was born on Sept. 30, 1946 ,in Rensselaer, the daughter of Clarence and Henricka (Schoonveld) Sipkema. Mary wed Alvin W. DeVries on Jan. 26, 1968, in DeMotte.She was a graduate... Read More
Jackson Funeral Service
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Feb. 26 to Mar. 5, 2021.
Everett Merle Gasper
Everett Merle Gasper, 101, passed away peacefully on Feb. 18, 2021, at Regency Hospital in Portage.Everett was born July 4, 1919, in Surry, to the late Walter Gasper and Hulda Rhinehart.Everett graduated from Rensselaer Public schools. He served in the Army from 1941 - 1945 and fought... Read More
Frazier Funeral Home - DeMotte
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Feb. 26 to Mar. 5, 2021.
Aaron Michael Kellner
With deepest sorrow we announce Aaron Michael Kellner, 43, our beloved son, brother, husband, father and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Aaron graduated from Rensselaer High School in 1996. After high school Aaron worked for GPS Farms. Working for the... Read More
Geisen Funeral Homes - Hebron
Published in Rensselaer Republican from Feb. 26 to Mar. 5, 2021.
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