Louis Thiesen Sr.

Louis Thiesen Sr., 89, of Koontz Lake, passed away Wednesday January 8, 2020. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. CST at Rannells Funeral Home Koontz Lake Chapel with visitation there from 2 p.m. CST until the time of the service. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the KLA Clubhouse following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to the Starke County ABATE or the Koontz Lake Lions Club.

Robert J. “Bob” Kellie

A celebration of life service for 90-year-old Robert J. “Bob” Kellie, of Winamac, will be held on Monday, January 13th at 11 a.m. ET at the First United Methodist Church in Winamac. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chruch and/or the Guardian Angel Hospice. Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel in Royal Center is in charge of arrangements.

Donald E. Fisher Jr.

Funeral services for 66-year-old Donald E. Fisher Jr. of Winamac will be held on Saturday, January 11th 11 a.m. at Rans Funeral Homes and Crematory, Harrison Chapel in Royal Center with visitation there from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, January 10th. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaski Animal Center and/or the Starke County Humane Society.

Clyde E. Gibson

Visitation for 67-year-old Clyde E. Gibson, of San Pierre, will be Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT at the Boersma Funeral Home in Wheatfield.

Richard R. Reed

85-year-old Richard R. Reed, of Rensselaer, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at Porter Regional Hospital. Visitation will be Thursday, January 9th from 11:00 A.M. CST to 1:00 P.M. CST at Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel. Funeral will be held January 9th at 1:00 C.S.T at Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to the family of Richard Reed.

Linda L. Fronczak

Linda L. Fronczak, age 72, of North Judson, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Linda was born December 9, 1947 in Gary, Indiana to Primo Montorsi and Rose Kajer Montorsi, both deceased. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Prysock and Norma Jones, and a brother, Joseph Montorsi. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, January 6, 2020 from 12noon to 1:30pm (CT) at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 2pm (CT) at Highland Cemetery in North Judson.

Michael “Mike” Raymond Barnett

A celebration of life service for Michael “Mike” Raymond Barnett, 54, of Knox, will be held Saturday, January 11 at noon at the New Life Pentecostal Church in Hamlet, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the family. Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Henigsmith

Ronald Henigsmith, 73, of Walkerton passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Funeral services will be Friday, January 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CST at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Lipodystrophy United.

Jeremy David Day

Memorial services for 39-year-old Jeremy David Day, of Star City, will be Saturday, Jan. 4 at 3 p.m. ET at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with visitation there from 1 p.m. ET until the time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Jerry Lynn Scott

Memorial services for Jerry Lynn Scott, 70, of Pulaski, are Saturday, January 4 at 10 a.m. EST at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with visitation there Friday, January 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Pulaski Health Care Center Resident’s Fund or Quilts of Valor.

Mark Reed

61-year-old Mark Reed, of North Judson, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 28th at 2:00 p.m. CST at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Michael Keiper

Michael Keiper, 61, of Walkerton, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 27, 2019 at 12:00 noon EST at the First Presbyterian Church of Walkerton. A memorial visitation will be Thursday evening at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST and Friday at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the First Presbyterian Church.

Mary Jane Thompson

80-year-old Mary Jane Thompson, of North Judson, passed away on Thursday, December 19th. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 23 at 11 a.m. at the Braman and Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson with visitation there from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 22th and again on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Dove Baptist Church.

James N. “Jim” Johnson

James N. “Jim” Johnson, age 85, of Knox, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019. Jim was born July 1, 1934 in Decatur, Illinois to Joseph Byrl Johnson and Emma Elizabeth Hurst Johnson, both deceased.

Jim graduated from Ramsay High School in Mt. Pleasant, PA. He married the love of his life Mary Ann Pieszak on October 15, 1955 in Mt. Pleasant, PA. He was the previous co-owner of Kemco in Knox and he also owned and operated Ourco, Inc. in Hamlet. Continue reading

Delores A. “Dee” Girton

A Funeral Mass for Delores A. “Dee” Girton, 86, of Winamac, will be held Monday, December 23 at 10 a.m. EST at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. A Scriptural Wake Service will be held Sunday, December 22 at 1 p.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, followed by a Ladies of Charity service, Christian Mothers service, and the rosary, with visitation there from 2 to 6 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Ladies of Charity or St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Altie L. Pike

87-year-old Altie Pike of Plymouth, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  A funeral service will be Monday December 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. EST at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel with visitation Monday at the funeral home 12:00 Noon EST until time of services.