Gayle M. Conner

A scriptural wake service for 67-year-old Gayle M. Conner, of Winamac, will be held on Monday, April 22nd at 8 p.m. ET at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with a Christian Mothers service and Rosary service to follow. Visitation will be held there from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Winamac. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Larry Burgner

Larry Burgner left for his heavenly home on April 13, 2019. He was born on June 11, 1934, to Byran and Bethel (Cockrell) Burgner in Bourbon, Ind. On June 3, 1980, he married Eunice Burgner at the North Judson Methodist Church. He was a member of the United Methodist church, Army Veteran, and an avid bicyclist.

Services will be held at O’Donnell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 pm CST Thursday, April 18, 2019 with visitation 12-2 prior to service. Paster Kevin Wrigley and Pastor Wes Radtke officiating. Burial will be at Round Lake Cemetery. Family request any memorial be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Continue reading

Rebecca Sue “Becky” Schultz

Graveside services for Rebecca Sue “Becky” Schultz, 74, of Indianapolis, formerly of Star City, are Saturday, April 20 at noon EDT at Star City West Cemetery, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Memorials may be given to the Winamac High School Athletic Fund or the Culver High School Athletic Fund.

Howard M. Brown

Howard M. Brown, age 89, of Knox, passed away March 14, 2019. Howard was born on March 14, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia.

He married Carol Trisler on April 8, 1950, who preceded him in death in 2014. He moved to Knox in 1957 where he was a lab technician at Starke Memorial Hospital until his retirement. Continue reading

Leon Thomas Sr.

Funeral services for Leon Thomas Sr., 80, of Knox, are Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m. CDT at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the funeral home.

Larry Gene Stacy

Funeral services for 62-year-old Larry Gene Stacy, of Argos, formerly of Knox, will be held on Friday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home in Argos with visitation there from 3 p.m. until the time of the services. Memorial contributions may be to the Larry Gene Stacy Memorial Fund to help the family with final expenses.

Donald Irving Green

Donald Irving Green of Culver, Indiana passed away April 7th, 2019. Donald’s family is holding a memorial service at the M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox on Friday April 12, with a visitation from 3-5 p.m. (CST), a service will follow starting at 5 p.m.

Donald was born August 8 1939 to Irving Winfield Green and Milly Mable Eskridge. Donald served in the Army where he obtained the rank of Sargent. He worked as a machinist for in the Tool and Die Industry for many years. Before retiring he spent 25 years at Joy Manufacturing. Continue reading

Laura Jean Arvin

Laura Jean Arvin born Oct. 23, 1947, in La Porte, Indiana, to Warren and Martha Bunton. Passed away April 8th 2019 at home in Knox with her loving family. She married Kenneth E. Arvin on June 20th 1981 he preceded her in death.

Laura’s family is having a visitation at M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox on Wednesday April 10, from 10 a.m. (CST) to 1 p.m. with a funeral at 1 p.m. An interment will be held at Eagle Creek Cemetery after the funeral. Continue reading

Todd Ringle

A Celebration of Life Service for 55-year-old Todd Ringle, of Knox, will be Wednesday, April 10, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Knox VFW Post 748. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Indiana State Parks through the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation. The Braman and Son Memorial Chapel in Knox is in charge of arrangements.

Floyd Wallace Sr.

Graveside services for Floyd Wallace Sr., 69, of Knox, are Tuesday, April 9 at 1 p.m. CDT at Crown Hill Cemetery in Knox. A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, May 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Knox VFW. Memorials may be given to the Center for Hospice. The Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hilda Faye Lambert

Funeral services for Hilda Faye Lambert, 98, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, formerly of Winamac, are Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. EDT at the First Christian Church in Winamac. Visitation is Monday, April 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Military Graveside Services will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW. Memorials may be given to Winamac First Christian Church.

Gail Stone

Funeral services for Gail Stone, 58, of Culver, are Monday, April 8 at 1 p.m. CDT at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Bill W. Hemphill

Bill W. Hemphill, 76, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at his home. Bill was born April 4, 1942 in Fayetteville, TN to Charles and Alease (Lewter) Hemphill and lived in the area most of his life. He was a former supervisor with the Ford Motor Company. On April 28, 2003 in Big Sandy, TN, he was married to the former Susan Ball. Continue reading

Rosezella Marie “Rosie” Smith

Funeral services for Rosezella Marie “Rosie” Smith, 96, of Winamac, formerly of Granger, will be Saturday, April 6 at noon ET at the Winamac First United Methodist Church with visitation there from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Graveside services are at 3 p.m. ET at the St. Thompson Cemetery in Royal Center. Memorial contributions can be made to the Winamac First United Methodist Church.

Frank D. Ahlenius

Frank D. Ahlenius, age 85, of Knox, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born February 25, 1934 in Chicago to John Ahlenius Sr. and Marie Rostall Ahlenius, both deceased.

He was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army and was a long time member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 150. He loved running heavy equipment and was especially known for the great love of his family. On January 10, 1980 he married Judy Kobak Ahlenius, she survives. Continue reading

Dr. Richard A. Lochner

Richard A. Lochner, M.D., 72, passed away at Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox, IN on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Dr. Lochner was born October 5, 1946 in Ft. Wayne, IN to Carl C. and Golda (Draggoo) Lochner and lived in the area for 12 years, coming from Arkansas.

On August 23, 1969 in Kingston, IL, he married the former Marcia K. Uplinger. Survivors include his wife, Marcia; three sons, Joshua (April) Lochner of Bridgeman, MI, Ben (Sara) Lochner of Clark Summit, PA and Andrew Lochner of Knox; and two grandchildren, Chase Lochner and Harper Lochner. He was preceded in death by his parents. Continue reading

Glenna (Shepherd) Mullins

Funeral services for Glenna (Shepherd) Mullins, 80, of Knox, are Friday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Knox, with visitation there from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the Great Lakes Hospice or the Leukemia Society. Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox is in charge of arrangements.

George L. Robinson

George L. Robinson, age 74, of Grovertown, Indiana, formerly of Hickory Hills, Illinois, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, March 25, 2019. George was born August 14, 1944 in Chicago, to John and Harriet Robinson, both deceased. Continue reading