Floyd Carson Rowe Sr.

Floyd Carson Rowe Sr, 85, of Winamac, Indiana passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Porter Regional Hospital after a long battle with an illness. Carson was born to John Rowe and Myrtle (Montgomery) Rowe on March 20, 1934 in Tip Top, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He was married to Ruth (King) Rowe on December 10,1955.

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Barbara J. Hero

Private family graveside services for 79-year-old Barbara J. Hero, of Winamac, will be held at the Winamac Cemetery. The Frain Mortuary in Winamac is in charge of arrangements.

Emily Dollahan McGee

Emily Dollahan McGee, age 22, of Gary, Indiana passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020. Emily was born March 6, 1997 in Knox. She is survived by her husband, Xavier Hopson, children, Claire Pemberton and Loraline McGee, step-children, Adrianna Hopson and Kamarianna Hopson, mother, D. Renae Blount Clemons (Shelby), grandparents, Samuel & Debra Humphries, Annetta “Sissy” Hale, Sherry Wireman and Keith Dollahan Sr., sisters, Braxton Mills, Courtney Brewer (Nikki Hortsmann), Miranda Clemons, Rikki Renae Clemons, Brothers, Jacob McGee (Aylisa), Michael Clemons, Dylan Clemons, Christopher Clemons, Justin Clemons and Drake Clemons. Continue reading

Frazier V. Lowe

Frazier V. Lowe, age 90, of Knox, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020. He was born October 9, 1929 in Garden, Virginia to Marcus K. Lowe and Gussie Marie Brown Lowe, both deceased. He had been a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Knox. On April 28, 1971 he married Maggie Rowe, she survives. Also surviving are his children, Bill Lowe (Kate) of Philadelphia, PA, and Debbie Riddle (Ron) of Knox, a stepdaughter, Billie Krueger (Rob) of Knox, a brother, Jim Lowe of Virginia, 5 Grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Continue reading

Larry J. Cole

Funeral services for Larry J. Cole, 85, of Knox, are Tuesday, February 25 at 11 a.m. CST at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there Monday, February 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, February 25 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the family.

Bruce Keiser Jr.

Funeral services for Bruce Keiser Jr., 62, are Wednesday, February 26 at 1 p.m. CST at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Roy D. Stonebraker

A Celebration of Life service for 78-year-old Roy D. Stonebraker, of Winamac, will be Friday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. ET at the Rans Funeral Homes and Crematory, Harrison Chapel in Royal Center with visitation there from 4 p.m. ET until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Virginia Anne (Zimmermann) Scheuerman

A memorial service for Virginia Anne (Zimmermann) Scheuerman, 83, of Winamac, will be held Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m. CST at St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Judson, with visitation there from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to St. Peter Lutheran Church & School in North Judson or the Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation. Braman & Son Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Laurel K (Prosser) Roush

Funeral services for Laurel K (Prosser) Roush, 70, of Culver, are Friday, February 21 at 3 p.m. CST at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to an organization of the donor’s choice.

Sandra M. Owens

Sandra M. Owens, age 70, of Knox, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Sandra was born in Lackey, Kentucky on May 7, 1949 to Melvin Francis and Lula Craft Francis. She is survived by her sons, Dennis Owens of Santa Fe, Tennessee and Kenneth Owens of Peru, Indiana, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

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Bart A. Rodgers

Graveside services for 55-year-old Bart A. Rodgers of Grovertown will be Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. CT at the Lerch Cemetey on the northeast corner of County Roads 25 N. and 700 E. in Knox. Visitation is Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT at the Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. A Celebration of Life gathering is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT at the Washington Township Community Building. Memorial contributions can be made to the Starke County 4-H Horse and Pony Club.

Charles Martin “Chuck” Milner

Charles Martin “Chuck” Milner, age 93, of Knox, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, February 10, 2020. Chuck was born on the family farm in North Bend Township, in Starke County, Indiana on January 27, 1927. He worked in carpentry and construction his entire life, first with his father and brother, and then with his son, owning an operating Milner Construction. On September 14, 1947 he married Dorothy Mae Jaax, she preceded him in death on December 29, 2017. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Niblick of Port St. Lucy, Florida, and his grandchildren, Kimberly Ornat (Glenn) of Wakarusa, IN, Keely Anthony (Jeff) of South Bend, IN, Kori Woods (Dave) of Mishawaka, IN, Sachena Milner of Albany, OR, Rachel Oesterreich (Dave) of Knox, IN, and Jacob Milner (Jennifer) of Jeffersonville, IN, and 7 great grandchildren.

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Ryan J. Sibo

Ryan J. Sibo, age 35 of Grovertown, passed away in an auto accident on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Ryan was born March 8, 1984 in Valparaiso. On June 11, 2016 he married Tosha Hutman Sibo, she survives. Also surviving are his children, Aiden James Sibo and Aryanna Jean Sibo, his parents, Randy Sibo (Lisa) of LaCrosse, IN and Mary Kern Sibo of Knox, his grandmother, Barb Kern of Knox, his brother, Randy Sibo Jr. of Knox, sisters, Katie Ampeliotis of Valparaiso and Heather Nowatzke (Eric) of Knox, his aunt Dawn Sibo of Knox, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rich and Suzi Friddle of Braidwood, IL, brother-in-law, John Hutman of Braidwood, IL, sister-in-law, Jessica Spicuzza (Jimmy) of Wilmington, IL, his very best friends, Aja and Ronnie Wintczak, and nieces and nephews, Gaven, Harper, Bailor, Kden, Autumn, Erielle, Carson, Kamryn, Gionna, Ella, Sammy and Tommy. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Marilyn Sibo and Chuck Kern.

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Judith E. “Judy” Stinemetz

Funeral services for Judith E. “Judy” Stinemetz, 77, of Winamac, are Wednesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. EST at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with visitation there Tuesday, February 11 from 3 to 8 p.m. A Winamac VFW Auxiliary service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Daniel Reedy.

John H. Cargo

John H. Cargo, age 68, of Winamac, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. John was born April 11, 1951 in Valparaiso, Indiana to John L. Ruwersma and Lodema Mildred Ruwersma Cargo, both deceased. John attended the Grace Baptist Church in Plymouth where he taught Sunday School and filled in at the pulpit when needed. He enjoyed pastoring the New Hope Baptist Church in Knox for 25 years and had been a drywall contractor for 45 years. He enjoyed going to the Covered Bridge Festival and Antiqueing, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

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Lucille Marie Dommer

Lucille Marie Dommer, 92, passed away peacefully at 10:00 pm. in Hamilton Grove Care facility, New Carlisle, IN. Prior to living in the Hamilton Grove Community, she lived in North Judson, Indiana for 41 years, coming from Chicago, IL. In 2006, she moved to Mishawaka to be closer to her daughter Corinne. She retired from Thermo Products in North Judson, IN, as secretary to the CEO of the company. She also worked as a secretary in the North Judson-San Pierre school system for many years.

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Linda Sue (Minix) May

A celebration of life service for Linda Sue (Minix) May, 63, of North Judson, will be held Saturday, February 8 at noon at the Little Dove Baptist Church, with visitation there from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the family. Braman & Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson is in charge of arrangements.

William G. “Bill” Vallow

William G. “Bill” Vallow, age 74, of Knox, passed away at his home Monday, February 03, 2020. Bill was born February 21, 1945 in LaPorte, Indiana to Clyde Vallow and Cora Wieringa Vallow, both deceased. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force in Viet Nam. He was also a very active member of Knox VFW Post 748. Continue reading