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.

Linda Joan Cronkhite

Linda Joan Cronkhite, 57, of Knox, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 after battling a long illness.  She was born January 26, 1962, in Greencastle, Indiana, to the late Dale and Reba (Randel) Cronkhite.

Cremation will take place. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. (E.S.T.), Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, 1225 W. Jefferson St., Plymouth, Indiana 46563. Continue reading

Stanley Sexton

Funeral services for 72-year-old Stanley Sexton, of Knox, will be held on Friday, December 20th at 12 p.m. at the Braman and Son Memorial Chapel in Knox with visitation there from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys Town or to the National Rifle Association.

Sandra Yung

Funeral services for Sandra Yung, 84, of Hamlet, are Saturday, December 21 at 2 p.m. CST 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 Breast Cancer Research Fund.

Brian K. Woermbke

Private burial for Brian K. Woermbke, 47, of Winamac, formerly of Lowell, will take place at St. John’s Cemetery in Hammond. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. Frain Mortuary in Winamac is in charge of arrangements.

James L. Walters Jr.

No services will be held for James L. Walters Jr., 70, of Valparaiso. Memorials may be given to Roseland Cemetery in Francesville. The Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Cooper

60-year-old Donald Cooper, of Grovertown, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  Funeral services will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. EST at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel.  Visitation will be Sunday at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

Carolyn Shaffer

Funeral services for Carolyn Shaffer, 84, of Koontz Lake, are Friday, December 13 at 11 a.m. EST at the First Presbyterian Church of Walkerton. Visitation is Thursday, December 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. EST at the Rannells Funeral Home Koontz Lake Chapel and Friday, December 13 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the church.

Geraldine “Jerry” Rose

Funeral mass for Geraldine “Jerry” Rose, 85, of Winamac, will be Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. ET at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Visitation is Friday, Dec. 13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with a Scriptural Wake Service to follow at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the St. Peter’s Catholic Church, or to Hickory Creek.

Joan Ellis Kroft

Funeral services for 84-year-old Joan Ellis Kroft, of Medarvyille, will be on Wednesday, December 11th at 2 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Medaryville, with visitation there from 2 p.m. until the time of the services. Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

Shane Thomas

Graveside services for Shane Thomas, 31, formerly of Walkerton, will be Thursday, Dec. 5th at 2 p.m. ET at the North Woodlawn Cemetery in Walkerton. Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. ET until the time of services at the Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home in Walkerton.