Patrick Kerrigan

88-year-old Patrick Kerrigan, of Knox, passed away December 9th. A Funeral Mass for will take place Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. (CT) at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Knox. M.C. Smith Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Elaine M. Marsh

84-year-old Elaine Marsh, of Hamlet, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 12:00 noon CST at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.  Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.

Robina M. McGrory

Robina M. McGrory, age 83, of Knox, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, December 27, 2018.

Robina was born November 4, 1935 in Grangemouth, Scotland to Neil Molloy and Anne Boyle Molloy, both deceased. She had worked as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell for over 20 years before retiring. On October 15, 1955, in Chicago, she married James McGrory, he survives. Continue reading

Woodrow Brewer

Funeral services for 82-year-old Woodrow Brewer, of North Judson, will be held on Saturday, December 29 at 12 p.m. at the Braman and Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson, with visitation there from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Free United Baptist Church.

Wayne Berg

Funeral services for Wayne Berg, 83, of Hamlet, are Thursday, December 27 at 11 a.m. CST at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there Wednesday, December 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, December 27 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the Hamlet United Methodist Church.

Marian B. Alberding

Funeral services for 97-year-old Marian B. Alberding, of Gatesville, Texas, formerly of Jasper and Pulaski County, Indiana, will be held on Friday, December 28th at 1 p.m. EST at the First Baptist Church in Francesville. Visitation will be held there from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Gideon’s. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.

Hoye Miller, Jr.

71-year-old Hoye Miller, Jr. of Tennessee, formerly of Knox, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018. A memorial service will take place on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. (CT) at the Hamlet American Legion. M.C. Smith Funeral home is handling arrangements.

Gerald Gunter

Funeral services for Gerald Gunter, 77, of Hebron, will be Friday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Braman and Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson with visitation there from 10 a.m. CT until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Baptist Church in Roselawn.

Robert John Huffer

Funeral services for Robert John Huffer, 80, of Plymouth, will be Thursday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. CT at the Braman and Son Memorial Chapel in Knox. Visitation is at the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an Oddfellows service at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Lillian J. Gollnick

Lillian J. Gollnick, age 93, of Knox, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 at her home.

Lillian was born at home in North Judson on June 2, 1925 to Frank Wolf and Frances Matashik Wolf, both deceased. On January 27, 1956 she married J. Richard Gollnick, he preceded her in death on November 20, 2013. She and her husband owned and operated Starke County Realty for many years.

She is survived by her children, Richard Gollnick of Knox and Janet Wentz (Norm) of Knox, and her grandchildren, Ashli Craft (Blaine) and Scott Wentz (Brittany). She was preceded in death by 9 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will take place Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11am (CT), with visitation one hour prior to services, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Judson, Rev. Joseph Cunningham, officiating. A private burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Knox. M.C. Smith Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Indiana, 435 Limestone St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 or at www.rmhccin.org.

Laurel Christine “Chrissy” Tarnow

Laurel Christine “Chrissy” Tarnow, age 73, of Knox, passed away on December 12, 2018. Chrissy was born April 9, 1945, in Berrien Springs, Michigan to Joseph Brown and Donna Kent Brown, both deceased.

On November 27, 1965, she married Rod Tarnow at the Lutheran Church in Hamlet, Indiana, he survives. Also surviving are her son, Raymond Tarnow of Valparaiso, her brother, Jeff Brown of Zeeland, Michigan, and her grandsons, Jacob, and Adam Tarnow. Continue reading

Carmen B. Pearman

November 1, 1954 – December 9, 2018

HANNA-Carmen B. Pearman, 64, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Gabriel Home in Valparaiso, IN.

Carmen was born November 1, 1954 in Gary, IN to Robert and Beatrice (Skievaski) Pearman and lived in the area most of her life. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Knox and the Program Director at Porter Starke Services for 21 years.

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Betty J. Wilcox

Funeral services for Betty J. Wilcox, 86, of Winamac, are Wednesday, December 12 at noon at Calvary Baptist Church, with visitation there from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox is in charge of arrangements.

Glenda C. Miller

69-year-old Glenda C. Miller, of Knox, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.

Glenda was born May 6, 1949 in Heber Springs, Arkansas to Willie H. Bittle and Erma Dean Everett Bittle, both deceased.

She loved going to church and was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Knox. Her favorite holidays were Thanksgiving and Christmas. Continue reading

Rodney Howard

79-year-old Rodney Howard, of Rochester, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018.

A memorial service will be Friday, December 14th at 6:00 p.m. EST at the Antioch Baptist Church of Walkerton.  Visitation will be Friday at the church from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the church.

Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel is handling arrangements.

Diane Hesters

Mass of Christian Burial for Diane Hesters, 55, of Walkerton, will be Monday, Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. CST at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Walkerton. Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT and Monday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel.

Owen Michael Abbott

Owen Michael Abbott, 13, of Winamac, IN passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Plymouth, IN as the result of a school bus accident. Owen was born on May 2, 2005, in Winamac to Dean Abbott, Jr. and Britni Weldon.

Owen enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and playing sports. He was a member of the Pulaski County 4H and was active in the shooting sports club. He played baseball for Star City Little League and was on the All-Star team every year. Continue reading

Steven Fisher

Funeral services for Steven Fisher, 39, of Logansport, are Saturday, December 8 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. Memorials may be given to the family.

Mary Ann Frame

Funeral Services for 80-year-old Mary Ann Frame, formerly of Walkerton will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 11:00 am in the Walkerton United Methodist Church with Rev. Perry Richards officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 5 to 8 (Eastern time) in the Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, Walkerton and one hour prior to the funeral service in the church. Memorial donations are preferred to the Walkerton United Methodist church.