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Dawn M. Ebert
Dawn M. Ebert, 47 of Worthington, Ohio, and formerly of Sturgis, Michigan died Wednesday November 27, 2013 at her home surrounded by family and those she loved.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the New Freedom Baptist Church, 300 Sycamore Street, LaGrange.  Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville.
Calling is Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from noon to 2 p.m. in the church.

Christine Maxwell
Christine Maxwell, 76, of Kendallville died Thursday, November 28, 2013, at 9 a.m. in her residence.
Funeral services will be Monday, December 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.  Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.
Calling is Monday, December 2, 2013, from noon to 2 p.m. in the funeral home.

Lucile J. Page
Lucile J. Page, 83, a resident of Avilla and formerly of Swan Township, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, November 24, 2013, at the Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.  She had been a patient there since June.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco.
Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

Marianna Reick
Marianna Reick, 66, of Rome City died Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 6:45 p.m. at her home.
  Funeral services will be Monday, November 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City.  Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Robert E. Englehart
Robert E. “Bob” Englehart, 79, of Kendallville died Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 2:47 p.m. in Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center, Kendallville.
 Funeral services will be Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.  Burial will be in the Perry Township Cemetery, Huntertown.

Maurice Tackett
Maurice Edmund "Ed" Tackett, 87, a former resident of LaOtto, passed away at 11:45 a. m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Miller's Merry Manor in Garrett following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco.
Interment with military graveside rites will be in the Swan Cemetery, north of LaOtto.

GRAYDON NOWELS
GRAYDON NOWELS, age 72, of Kendallville, died on Monday, October 21, 2013 at home. 
Visitation will be Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11:00am at the funeral home.
Burial will follow the funeral service at Lake View Cemetery.

Brian Slone
Brian Keith Slone, 40, of Garrett died Sunday, October 6, 2013, at 3:36 a.m. as the result of an accident on State Road 3 near State Road 8.
 Funeral services will be Friday, October 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Harbor of Love Baptist Church, Kendallville.  Burial will be in South Milford Cemetery.
 Calling is Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the church.

Mark Fisher
Mark Allan. Fisher, 42, of rural Avilla died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at DuPont Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Funeral Service will be on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM at the Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla Chapel. The Rev. Thomas Clothier of the First Christian Church in Kendallville will officiate.
Burial will follow at the Avilla Cemetery.
Visiation will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and on Monday from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the funeral home.

VIVIAN CAIN
VIVIAN GERALDINE CAIN, age 94, of Kendallville died on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center in Kendallville. 
A memorial services will be held Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Zion Lutheran Church, 389 CR 12 Corunna, Indiana.
Burial will be at a later date at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. 

Patricia Peer
Patricia (Emrich) Anderson Peer, 62, of Sylvan Lake, Rome City, Indiana died on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:30 pm at her residence.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla Chapel. Pastor Richard Secore of the Cross Pointe Nazarene Church will officiate.
The family will host a luncheon reception following the funeral service at the Cross Pointe Nazarene Church in Kendallville.
Visitation will also be on Wednesday, from 11-2 at the funeral home.
Cremation will follow the services.

Edward Kern
Edward Louis Kern, 78, of Kendallville died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 3:50 a.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
 Funeral services will be Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 3 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.  Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, West Fairfield, Corunna.
 Calling is Saturday, September 21, 2013, from noon to 3 p.m. in the funeral home.

JEANA HULEN MILLER
JEANA HULEN MILLER, age 53, of Kendallville died on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 2-5:00pm & 6-7:30pm at Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street in Kendallville. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 2:00pm at Hite Funeral Home.Ellen Lash
Ellen Lash, 100, of Kendallville, died at the home of her son in La Porte on Thursday, September 12, 2013.
 Funeral services will be Monday, September 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville.  Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.
 Calling is Sunday, September 15, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.

Deloris Brock
Deloris Brock, age 98, died on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm at Provena Sacred Heart Home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Brock will be on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla Chapel.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home with an O.E.S. twilight service done by Noble Chapter at 7:00. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the funeral on Thursday.
Burial will be at Center Grove Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana.

Joan D. Mechling
Joan D. Mechling, 88, of Kendallville died Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 12:50 a.m. in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 1 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.  Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.
Calling is Tuesday, September 10, 2013, from 3 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

BRAD HUFF
BRAD HUFF, age 58, formerly of Kendallville, died on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:00am in Prague, Czech Republic where he lived the past nine years. 
 A Celebration of the Life of Brad Huff will be Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2:00pm at Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street, Kendallville.  Gathering of family and friends will take place at the funeral home from 2:00-4:00 pm. After his memorial service, the celebration of Brad’s life will continue at Sue’s home on North Shore Drive, on Little Long Lake north of Kendallville.

Mary King
Mary Lucille King, 102, of Kendallville died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 6:15 a.m. in Presence Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. 
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Calling is Friday, August 30, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

LAURA WESTERGAARD
LAURA LEE WESTERGAARD, age 48, of rural Avilla, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Visitation will be Friday, August 30, 2013 from 3:00-8:00pm at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 1:00pm at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 West Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There will be visitation at the church from 12:00-1:00pm.
Burial will be at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

WILLIS E. PEACHY
WILLIS E. “BILL” PEACHY, age 92, formerly of Kendallville, died on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the home of his daughter in Danville, Kentucky where he resided the past three years. 
Visitation and graveside services will be Friday, August 30, 2013.  Visitation will be from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville with a graveside service at 1:15 pm at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville. 
Burial with military honors will follow with members of the Kendallville VFW Post #2749 and Rome City American Legion Post #381 conducting honors.

Margaret L. Jacobs
Margaret L. "Marge" Jacobs, 98, of Kendallville died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 4:40 a.m. in Golden Years Nursing Home in Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Calling is Tuesday, August 27, 2013, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday.

WILLIAM F. GAGE
WILLIAM F. “BILL” GAGE, age 82, of Albion, died on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 
Visitation and memorial services will be Sunday, August 25, 2013 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 210 North Orange Street in Albion. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00pm with the memorial service at 4:00pm.
Burial with military honors will follow the funeral at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion.  Military honors will be conducted by members of the Albion American Legion Post #246 honor guard team.

Janet G. Campbell
Janet G. Campbell, 44, a resident of Camby in Marion County and wife of rural Avilla native Joseph C. Campbell, passed away at 4:49 p. m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis after becoming unexpectedly ill on Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service Thursday morning.

Thomas J. Frey
Thomas J. Frey, 59, of Kendallville died unexpectedly Thursday, August 8, 2013, in his residence.
 A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Tammy Lou Ard
Tammy Lou Ard, 43, of Ligonier died Wednesday, August 7, 2013, in her residence.
Funeral services will be Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in Little Flossie Old Regular Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Bonnie Sutton
Bonnie Sutton, 67, of South Milford died Tuesday, August 6, 2013, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be Friday, August 9, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.  Per Bonnie’s wishes, cremation will take place at a later date.

Stanley E. Spohr
Stanley E. Spohr, 88, of Avilla died Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 8:08 p.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

John A. Bianski
John A. Bianski, 57, a resident of rural LaOtto, passed away at 1:40 p. m. on Friday, August 2, 2013 at his home in Ege following a two year battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Father Jacob Gall, officiating. Interment will be in the Ege Catholic Cemetery, Noble County.

Reva Clifton
Reva Clifton, 85, of Rome City died Friday, August 2, 2013, at 11:19 p.m. in her residence.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville. Burial of Reva, along with the cremains of her husband John, will be together in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

ANDY R. PYCK
ANDY R. PYCK, age 89, of Kendallville died on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.
 Funeral services will be Friday, August 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Kendallville.

MYRON B. FENSTERMAKER
MYRON B. FENSTERMAKER, age 92, of Kendallville died on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.
 There will be no visitation or services.

Zelda Jane Sprandel
Zelda Jane Sprandel, 101, of Kendallville died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 9:26 p.m. in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.
 Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 3 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.

LUCILLE J. HOLSINGER
LUCILLE J. HOLSINGER, age 92, of Rome City died on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Life Care Center in LaGrange.
 Funeral services will be Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home. Burial will be at Orange Cemetery in Rome City.

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