Connie Sue Loehmer

Private family services for Connie Sue Loehmer, 56, of Monterey, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to Hoots to Howls Wildlife Rehabilitation in Star City or to any local organization in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frain Mortuary in Winamac is in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Leann Britt Corbin

A Celebration of Life service for 59-year-old Kathryn Leann Britt Corbin, of Francesville, will be held at a later date at the Jasper County Community Services in Rensselaer. Arrangements are being handled by the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.

Edward “Ed” W. Reiss

A private graveside service will be held for 81-year-old Edward “Ed” W. Reiss of Knox, due to restrictions on social gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A public Celebration of Life Service with military honors will be held at a later date. This will be updated in his obituary at rannellsfuneralhome.com when the restrictions are lifted and it is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox American Legion Post #131 or Heart to Heart Hospice.

Dolores Margaret Grizzell

A private family funeral service for 87-year-old Dolores Margaret Grizzell, of Winamac, will be held at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with public viewing there on Friday, April 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. You may sign up online at www.frainmortuary.com or by calling the Frain Mortuary at 574-946-3222. The USAF, American Legion, and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services during the private family burial. A public Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Memorial contributions may be made in the form of Mass Intentions to All Saints Catholic Church or St. Peter’s Catholic Church, or to the Pulaski Animal Center.

Patricia Ann “Pat” Braun

A Memorial Mass for 75-year-old Patricia Ann “Pat” Braun, of Chicago Heights, IL, formerly of Winamac, will be held at a later date at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac, IN with the Rosary recited prior to Mass and a Luncheon to follow Mass. Viewing will be Sunday, March 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Those who wish to attend viewing at the funeral home will need to sign up for a time slot at www.frainmortuary.com or by calling the funeral home at 574-946-3222. Those who are not feeling well, those who recently traveled outside of the state, or those who are high risk – the family requests that you stay home. The funeral service will be broadcast on Facebook. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church in the form of Mass Intentions.

Harold W. Woods, Sr.

Harold W. Woods, Sr., age 81, of Knox, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Harold was born October 6, 1938 in Thompson, Indiana to Herbert and Olive Conway Woods, both deceased. He had been a member of the Starke County Sheriff’s Posse, was the Owner of Woody’s Lawn Furniture and loved woodworking, he also loved working on and selling bicycles. He loved horses, watching western movies and especially loved spending time with his family. Continue reading

Bonnie Sue Luna (Morris)

Bonnie Sue Luna (Morris), passed early morning on Saturday, March 21st, at the age of 84. Bonnie was born in Princeton, Kentucky. She described Princeton as being “a beautiful little town of mostly good, hardworking, Christian people” and had many cherished memories of growing up there. Bonnie would tell stories from her childhood about picking berries with her friends, making food with her mom to take to those in need, and walking with her family to church on Sunday.

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Richard “Dick” Young

Funeral services for 85-year-old Richard “Dick” Young, of Culver, will be Monday, March 23 at 1 p.m. ET at the Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel with visitation there from 11 a.m. ET until the time of the service. Memorials may be made the to Leiters Ford United Methodist Church PO Box 126, Leiters Ford, IN 46945 or the Aubbeenaubbee Township Fire Department PO Box 632, Leiters Ford, IN 46945.

Rosa Mary Thornton

Funeral services for 80-year-old Rosa Mary Thornton, of North Judson, will be Saturday, March 21 at noon CT at the Braman and Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Vera Ellan Krsek

Vera Ellan Krsek, age 92, of Knox, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Vera was born February 26, 1928 in North Judson, Indiana to Henry Schacht and Martha Huebner Schacht. On November 22, 1952 in North Judson, she married Joseph Paul Krsek. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1990. She is survived by her children, Shirley Kelly (Paul) of Knox, Sue Bowe (Dennis) of Harvard, IL, and Steve Krsek (Terry) of Knox, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by seven sisters and three brothers.

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Thomas E. Barnett

Graveside services for Thomas E. Barnett, 85, of Knox, will be Monday, March 16 at 1 p.m. CT at the Denham Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Braman and Son Funeral Home in Knox.

John Ewald Tripenfeldas

John Ewald Tripenfeldas, age 83, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at home in North Judson, IN. He was born October 20, 1936 in Taurage, Lithuania to Jurge and Elze Lobina Tripenfeldas. He immigrated with his parents and siblings to the United States in 1944 and became a citizen in 1982. On May 16, 1964, he married Carol Greer who preceded him in death on August 7, 1992. They lived and raised their three sons, John Emil, Keith and Steve in North Judson. John served in the United States Army from December 1959 to November 1961. Continue reading

Jerry R. Howe

Funeral services for Jerry R. Howe, 88, of Winamac, are Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. EDT at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with visitation there Saturday, March 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. The American Legion and VFW will provide Military Graveside Services. Memorials may be given to Hickory Creek Healthcare in Winamac or the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter.

Geraldine Bernice “Gerrie” Wojtowicz

Geraldine Bernice “Gerrie” Wojtowicz, age 95, of Magnolia Springs, and a long-term co-resident of Bass Lake and Greenwood, Indiana, passed away surrounded by her daughter Geralyn, son Paul and daughter-in law Karen Thursday, March 5, 2020. Born and raised in Chicago, she graduated from Loyola University School of Nursing and while in school, she met the love of her life Edward Paul Wojtowicz. They were married and started building their lives together residing in Chicago beginning a family. In 1958 Ed and Gerrie moved to Bass Lake, Indiana as entrepreneurs purchasing the Shore Room. Continue reading

Bobbie Lee Harris

Private graveside service for Bobbie Lee Harris, 73, of Walkerton, will be held at a later date. The Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Steffel

Funeral services for Betty Steffel, 88, of North Judson, are Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. CDT at Braman & Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Denise L. Payne

Funeral services for Denise L. Payne, of Winamac, will be Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m. ET at the New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church in Winamac. Visitation is Friday, March 6 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Memorial Contributions may be made to New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church in Winamac.