James Clipp

865522_profile_picJames Clipp, 80, of Nappanee, Ind., died at 9:56 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born June 6, 1932, to Lloyd and Bessie (Maust) Clipp. He was a graduate of Concord High School, where he was involved in sports. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Clipp was a lifetime area resident. He married Karen L. Clupper in June of 1977 in Elkhart.

Mr. Clipp had worked at Excel in Elkhart and had also been a bartender at Sicilanos in Elkhart and Raymond’s in Wakarusa. He was a Green Bay Packer and New York Yankee fan and attended activities of the Nappanee American Legion.

He is survived by his wife: Karen, Nappanee; daughters: Michelle (Michael) Marks, Wakarusa, Ind.; Lori (Steve) Herndon, Bloomington, Ind.; grandchildren: Johnathon, Melina and Bridget Marks, Jessica Warpenburg, Carly Herndon; and a great-granddaughter: Zoey Warpenburg.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Dawn Clipp; and four grandchildren.

Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Rev. Terry Tyler, Grace Point Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in Olive East Cemetery with military graveside services by Nappanee American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Nappanee Boys and Girls Club.

Maxine E. Ryman

Maxine RymanMaxine E. Ryman, 91, of Nappanee, Ind., died at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Lakeland Rehab and Healthcare Center in Milford, Ind., after a long illness. She has been a resident there since October 2011.

Maxine  was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Brewster, Ohio, to William and Flossie (Warren) Gaut. She lived most of her life in this area after moving here from Ohio.

She married Donald L. Ryman, Sept. 17, 1938, in Goshen, Ind. He preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2007.  Maxine was a loving mother and a homemaker.

Mrs. Ryman is survived by a daughter: Sharon (Ralph) Wakely, Nappanee; a son: Larry E. (Janice) Ryman, Milford; six grandchildren: Tammy Stewart, Scott Wakely, Tracy Ryman, Jody Wakely, Terry Ryman and Lori Wakely; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister: Dora Frances Gosbin, Crumstown; a half sister: Linda (Allen) Corwin, Wakarusa, Ind.; stepbrothers: Glen (Julia) Reed, Nappanee; William Reed, Elkhart, Ind.; George “Fat” Reed Jr., Mentone, Ind.; and stepsister: Lucille Motz, Wakarusa, Ind.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandson: Brandon Stewart; a brother: Charles Gaut; and sisters: Betty Miller, Cora Louise Truex and Glenice Reed.

Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Gil Reed, nephew of Maxine, will officiate. Burial will be in Union Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association.

Catharine Louise (Witmer) Zimmerman

Catharine Louise (Witmer) Zimmerman, 88, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 1:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, surrounded by family in her home.

She was born March 22, 1924, in Elkhart County, Ind., to Walter H. and Alma (Shaum) Witmer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church.

She married Maynard C. Zimmerman on March 24, 1946, in Goshen, Ind. He survives.

Also surviving are a daughter: Wanda Nolt, Wakarusa, Ind.; eight sons: Dennis Zimmerman, Goshen; Paul Zimmerman, Decker, Mich.; Raymond Zimmerman, Snover, Mich.; Glen Zimmerman, Nappanee; James Zimmerman, Howe, Ind.; Carlton Zimmerman, Brooten, Minn.; Arden Zimmerman, Nappanee; Walter Zimmerman, Loudonville, Ohio; two daughters-in-law: Reba Zimmerman, Decker, Mich.; and Lydia Zimmerman, Middlebury, Ind.; 50 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; a brother: Paul Witmer, Goshen; and two sisters: Mary Hoover, Goshen; and Mable Skiles, Wakarusa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Weldon Zimmerman; two brothers: Isaiah and Anson Witmer; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. Officiating will be John Zimmerman, Allen Martin and James Sadler. Burial will follow at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Ruben Mullet

Ruben MulletRuben Mullet , 89, of Goshen, Ind., died early Thursday morning, Jan. 3, 2013, at The Maples at Waterford Crossing. He had been ill the past year.

He was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Nappanee, Ind., to Daniel D. and Celesta (Hochstetler) Mullet. He married Emma Schrock Feb. 12, 1955, in Elkhart, Ind. She survives.

A lifelong area resident, Mr. Mullet was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church. He worked for NIBCO in the Elkhart Foundry for 41 years before retiring in 1989.

Also surviving is a daughter: Patricia (Michael) Merrick, Marietta, Ga.; three sons, Dana Mullet, Goshen; Steven (Kerry) Mullet, Goshen; James (Annette) Mullet, Westfield, Ind.; six grandchildren: Tony, Greg, Jeff and Jason Merrick and Leslie and Alex Mullet; two step-grandsons: Derek and Connor Cameron; four sisters: Lucyann Miller, Middlefield, Ohio; Martha (Albert) Miller, Middlefield; Amelia Byler, Stoneboro, Pa.; Soloma Mullet, Mercer, Pa.; and two brothers: Alvin Mullet, Shipshewana, Ind.; and William (Emma) Mullet of Mercer.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Emily Jean Merrick; a sister: Elva Glick; and four brothers; Uri, Simon, Jerry and Jesse Mullet.

Visitation will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. The funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, memorial service will be conducted at Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Pastors Ron Diener and Tyler Hartford will officiate. A private family burial will precede the memorial service at Pleasant View Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Goshen Care at Home Hospice.

Linda Mae Miller

Linda Mae Miller, 84, of Nappanee, Ind., died at 4:40 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, at LuAnn Nursing Home, where she had resided the last 12 years.

She was born June 18, 1928, in Marshall County to David J. and Barbara (Hochsteter) Miller. Miss Miller was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Surviving are brothers: Sylvanus (Mary) Miller, Nappanee; Homer L. (Frieda) Miller, Nappanee; Lester D. (Mary Esther) Miller, Middlebury, Ind.; sisters: Clara (Lamar) Hershberger, Nappanee; Verba (Lonnie) Slabaugh, Nappanee; brother-in-law: Harvey M. Miller, Nappanee; and sister-in-laws, Norma Miller, Nappanee; Etta Fern (Dan) Miller-Gingerich, Bellfountain, Ohio; She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers: Gilbert D., Harley D., and David Jr. Miller; and sisters: infant Lovina Miller and Leona Miller.

Visitation will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, and all day Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Ernie Whetstone residence located at 2141 Beech Rd., Nappanee. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Jerry Kuhns Residence located at 2641 Beech Rd., Bremen, Ind. Officiating will be Bishop Eddie Ray Borkholder and Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church. Pallbearers will be Homer Lee Miller Jr., Norman, Carl, and Leon Miller, James and Kenneth Slabaugh. Burial will be held in Weldy Cemetery.

Juanita Stackhouse Hoffer

Juanita Stackhouse Hoffer, 89, of Huntington, Ind., and formerly of Nappanee, Ind., died at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Norwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Huntington, where she had resided the last 3 years.

She was born March 15, 1923, in Etna Green, Ind., to Owen and Cleo Utter Stackhouse. She lived her lifetime in the Nappanee area.

Juanita graduated from Etna Green High School in 1941 and attended 1 year of college at Indiana University. She married Buell A. Hoffer on Jan. 26, 1946, in Etna Green. He preceded her in deathon March 6, 2009.

Mrs. Hoffer was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Church of God where she had been involved in the WCSC and had been choir director. Her family was the love of her life and she loved feeding family and friends.

Juanita is survived by her daughter: Susan (Tim) Herrli, Elkhart, Ind.; sons: Timothy (Loretta) Hoffer, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mark (Beth) Hoffer, Huntington; grandchildren: Brandon (Melea) Hoffer, Bourbon, Ind.; Bryant (Amy) Hoffer, Indianapolis; Tanner and Trevor Herrli, Elkhart; Shelly (Robert) Goetz, Huntington; Lauren (Brian) Herrli-Warner, Indianapolis; step-grandsons: Matt Sundheimer, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Aaron Sundheimer, Indianapolis; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother: DeVoe Stackhouse.

Family and friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for 1 hour prior to the funeral service, which will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Mt. Tabor Church of God.  Officiating will be Rev. Jeremy Grueser. Burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Mt. Tabor Church of God.