Infant Reid Julian Kern — PENDING

Infant Reid Julian Kern was stillborn at Kosciusko Community Hospital Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. His parents are Deanna Thomas and Jon Kern of North Webster, Ind.

Arrangements are currently pending with Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Ind.

To sign the guest register or leave online condolences, go to the Titus Funeral Home website.

Janet E. Divittorio

Headshot1Janet E. Devittorio, 78, of North Webster, Ind., passed away at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.

She was born on March 14, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Murray G. and Margaret (Barnes) Hawk.

She graduated from Brush High School in Lyndhurst, Ohio, and from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. She grew up in Ohio and had lived in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, England and Indiana before moving to the Syracuse / North Webster area 28 years ago from Frankfort, Ill. Formerly employed at New Beginnings Daycare in Milford, was a teacher / tutor, and worked at a library in Illinois.

She was a member of the North Webster Church of God.

She is survived by three daughters: Kim (Jeff King) DeVittorio, Dripping springs, Texas; Kristin Devittorio, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Allison DeVittorio, Elkhart, Ind.; and a grandson: Joshua Frankel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister: Ann Houlihan; and a brother: John Hawk.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Church of God, 302 N. Main St., North Webster, with Pastor Jeff Boyer of the church officiating.

Memorials may be given to the Goshen Care at Home Hospice, P.O Box 723, Goshen, IN 46526, or North Webster Church of God, P.O. Box 313, North Webster, IN 46555.

Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 North, North Webster, is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Joseph Winters

HeadshotFrank Joseph Winters, 74, of North Webster, Ind., passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1939, in Huntington, W.V., to Mike and Sophie (Kurtz) Winters.

He grew up in West Virginia, attended public school there, and in 1979 received his GED from Wawasee High School. He was a United States Marine and was married on Nov. 1, 1958, in Eastland, W.V., to Janice L. Thompson who survives.

He moved to the North Webster area 49 years ago from West Virginia and retired in 2005 from CMI in Plymouth after 10 years as a truck driver. He was formerly employed at Monsanto in Ligonier, Ind.; Syracuse Rubber, JC Pontoon in North Webster, Flex Steel in New Paris, Ind., and served as a deputy for the North Webster Police Department.

He was a member of the Country Bible Church in North Webster and the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster.

He is survived by his wife: Janice Winters, North Webster; two sons: Frank (Sonia) Winters, North Webster; James Winters, North Webster; five grandchildren: Nicholas Winters, Nichole Helman, Madison Winters, Chase Murphy and Austin Murphy; six great-grandchildren; and one sister: Mary Lee Winters, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Sophie Winters, Annie Simmons and Mary Javis; and four brothers: Mike, Johnny, Nick and Steve Winters.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 North, North Webster. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the funeral home with Pastor Myron Drent of the church officiating. Burial will follow in the Mock Addition of the North Webster Cemetery with military graveside services by the North Webster American Legion Post 253.

Memorial bequest may be given to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312, or American Heart Association, 6100 W 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Stephen L. ‘Steve’ Porter

OI2081703110_HeadshotStephen L. ‘Steve’ Porter, 72, of North Webster, Ind., passed away at 10:02 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Grace Village Retirement Health Care in Winona Lake, Ind.

He was born on Aug. 19, 1941, in Ironton, Ohio, to Paul W. Porter Sr. and Maxine Hill Porter.

He graduated from Ironton High School and was a United States Army veteran. He retired from Mid-State Trucking Company and formerly worked for many years at Food Marketing in Fort Wayne. He moved to North Webster several years ago from the Fort Wayne and Bluffton, Ind. areas.

He was a former member of the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by a daughter: Teresa (Mark) VerKuilen, Appleton, Wisc.; four grandchildren: Andrea, Grant, Stone and Chancellor VerKuilen; a sister: Blanche Porter Brammer, Fairborn, Ohio; a brother: Paul W. Porter Jr., Grand Ridge, Fla.; and special friends: Dan and Sue Adams Family, Greentown, Ind.

He was preceded by his parents and sister: LoWayne Porter Cox.

No public services are planned at this time per his request.

Memorials may be given to the VA Chaplaincy, 2121 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805 or Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.

Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 North, North Webster, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Goodyear

Larry-Heckaman002-190x240Ethel Goodyear, 87, of North Webster, Ind., passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

She was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Kentucky to Chester and Mary (Ramey) Hicks.

She is survived by three sons: Don Hicks, Roger Hicks and David Hicks; three daughters: Nola Marshall, Patricia Hicks and Glenora Rose; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, a daughter and her husband.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, with the funeral service following at 11 a.m. in the Word of Truth Church in Milford, Ind. Burial will follow at the Syracuse cemetery.

Arrangements are with Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse.

Julia ‘Judy’ A. Senger

SengerJulia “Judy” A. Senger of North Webster, Ind., passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2013.

She was born in Daleville, Ind., to Harold Anderson and Helen Anderson Watts. She graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1957 and attended Ball State University.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church for many years and in 2009 she transferred to North Webster United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women at both churches and recently a member of a book club and Red Hats Society.

She will be remembered for her love and care for family and friends as well as her love of nature and animals.

She is survived by her husband: Dewey D. Senger; children: Shari (Rich) Roy, LaGrange, Ind.; Sherman “Scott” (Amanda) Senger, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Steven Senger, South Whitley, Ind.; grandchildren: Kyle Roy (Ashley Gretencord), Chicago, Ill.; Ryan Roy (Becky Summers), Fort Wayne, Ind.; Sydney Senger and Shelby Senger, both of Fort Wayne; Charlotte Senger and Garrett Senger, both of South Whitley, Ind.; brother-in-law: James Clevenger, Holland, Mich.; sister-in-law: Evelyn Martin, Merrillville, Ind.; special cousin: Richard Benn, Bradenton, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister: Marcia J. Clevenger.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Forest Park UMC, 2100 Kentucky Ave., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Brenda Ginder and Pastor Dave Smitley officiating. Burial at Covington Memorial Gardens cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest Park UMC, North Webster UMC, or Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control.