Arlos L Kroft Epler

Arlos L Kroft Epler, age 95, a long time Francesville resident, passed away at her granddaughter’s home in Lakeville, 7:00 AM Sunday, March 10, 2019. She was born in Medaryville, July 23, 1923 daughter of the late George and Grace Tetzloff Kroft. She married Frank R. Epler on July 4, 1958 and he preceded her in death.

Arlos graduated from Medaryville High School and was a homemaker. She had been a life member of St. John’s UCC . She enjoyed cooking and baking, cookies and pies were her specialty. She also enjoyed playing euchre.

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Watson White

Funeral services for Watson White, 80, of Culver, are Monday, March 11 at 2 p.m. EDT at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there from noon until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the Center for Hospice.

Kenneth L. Kemble


Kenneth L. Kemble was born December 16, 1943 in Knox, Indiana to Harry and Amanda Kemble. Ken was the youngest of four siblings: Gene, Marlene (Griffith) and Bob.

Ken’s heart was captured by his high school sweetheart Eileen Hasnerl. She would become his best friend and wife for 55 incredible years. Ken and Eileen had two children, Kurt and Kelly (Manning). They were his pride and joy, and blessed him with five grandchildren, who endearingly called him Papa. Kurt and his wife Shelly have two children, Taylor and Hunter. Kelly and her husband, Anthony Manning, have three sons: Kemble, Harrison and Gabriel.

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Robbin K. Thompson Mullins

Funeral services for Robbin K. Thompson Mullins, 64, of Hobart, will be Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m CT at the Rees Funeral Home in Hobart with visitation there on Thursday, March 7 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m CT. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Doris Emma Becker

Doris Becker

Doris Emma Becker, 90, of Rensselaer, IN passed away at 5:45 AM Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Rensselaer Care Center in Rensselaer. She was born on March 16, 1928 in Medaryville, IN to the late George J. and Grace A. Tetzloff Kroft. On June 7, 1947, Doris married Robert H. Becker. He passed away on November 17, 1978. She was a former Deputy Auditor for the Jasper County Auditor’s Office and was a volunteer at the Jasper County Hospital gift shop.

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Ernest McDaniel

69-year-old Ernest McDaniel of North Judson passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019. A memorial service will be Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. CST at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Marion “Cy” Harness

Visitation for 87-year-old Marion “Cy” Harness, of Hamlet, will be Sunday, March 3 from noon to 2 p.m. CT at the Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. No funeral service is scheduled. Burial will follow at the Grovertown Cemetery.

Dedra (Rudd) Ragan

Funeral services for Dedra (Rudd) Ragan, 53, of Knox, are Monday, February 25 at 1 p.m. at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the family.

Forrest Fishburn

Funeral services for Forrest Fishburn, 78, of Knox, are Thursday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Knox. Visitation is Wednesday, February 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox. Memorials may be given to the youth organization of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Lois Darlene Sponaugle

Lois Darlene Sponaugle, age 74, of Knox, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home. Lois was born August 16, 1944 in Valparaiso, Indiana to Earl Smith and Lois Stonecipher Smith, both deceased. She had worked for many years a waitress. On March 7, 1961 she married Ralph Sponaugle, he survives. Continue reading

Duane Williamson

95-year-old Duane Williamson of Rolling Prairie passed away Friday, February 22, 2019. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. CST at the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday at the church from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is handling arrangements.

Paul Hale

Funeral services for 55-year-old Paul Hale, of Knox, will be held on Thursday, February 21st at 11 a.m. at the Braman and Son Memorial Chapel in Knox. Visitation will be held there on Wednesday, February 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or to Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Cash Holbrook

Funeral services for 91-year-old Cash Holbrook, of Knox, will be Friday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. ET at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with visitation there on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. The VFW and American Legion will conduct Military Graveside Services. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW.

Marcelino “Mark” Salinas

Funeral services for 87-year-old Marcelino “Mark” Salinas, of Winamac, will be Thursday, Feb. 21 at noon ET at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with visitation there from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaski Animal Center to honor Mark’s love of adopting and caring for animals.

Carla Johnson

57-year-old Carla Johnson of LaPorte, formerly of Knox, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019. A memorial service will be Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. CST at Little Dove Baptist Church of Toto. A celebration of life gathering will be held Friday at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family. Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is handling arrangements.

Dr. Roger C. Verhagen

Roger C. Verhagen, 93, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at his home. He was born May 6, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Christian M. and Marie (Natelborg) Verhagen.

Roger served in the Army Air Corps in WWII. He then graduated from Northern Illinois College of Optometry. He practiced Optometry in Knox and North Judson from 1950 to 1996.

Roger enjoyed singing, golfing & playing tennis (in his younger years), long car rides, philosophical talks and most of all spending time with his beloved family. Continue reading

Wayne ‘Butch’ Stalbaum

Funeral services 73-year-old Wayne ‘Butch’ Stalbaum, of Medaryville, will be on Friday, February 15th at 10 a.m. at the Medaryville Christian Church. Interment will follow at the San Pierre Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boersma Funeral Home in Wheatfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital.

Chastity Nicole “Chas” Bennett

Funeral services for 28-year-old Chastity Nicole “Chas” Bennett, of Francesville, will be Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. ET at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville with visitation there from 10 a.m. ET until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be given to Alliance Bank in Francesville where an account has been established for her daughter.