Silver Lake Obituaries

Paul Miller

Miller, PaulPaul Miller, 88, of Silver Lake, Ind., passed away at 5:20 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Peabody Retirement Community Health Center, North Manchester, Ind.

He was born June 22, 1926, in Landeck, Ohio, to Adam and Loretta (Etzkorn) Miller. He served as a private in the U.S. Army and in World War II in the Pacific Theater. He entered the service on Dec. 24, 1944, at Fort Hayes, Ohio, and was honorably discharged on Nov. 8, 1946, in Cambridge, Ohio.

Paul started many businesses including Fordmeter Box in Delphos, Ohio; Olympic Bowling Lanes in Van Wert, Ohio; Green Spot Garden Center & Shoe Spray Service; and most recently a used car lot in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge and American Legion in Phoenix and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw, Ind.

He is survived by four daughters: Marcia (Dan) Stanley, Silver Lake, Ind.; Linda (Brian) Dalton Stephenson, Australia; Jacqueline Hislop, Indianapolis; Paula (companion Sarah) Miller, England; two sons: Bruce (Marrianne) Miller, Delafield, Wisc.; and Jeffery Paul Miller, Warsaw, Ind.; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. 

A Funeral Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw, with Father Phil DeVolter. Military honors will be conducted by Warsaw’s American Legion Post #49 and VFW Post #1126. Burial is to be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Memorials may be made to Our Father’s House, 401 Argonne Rd., Warsaw, IN 46580.

To sign a guest register or leave online condolences, visit the Titus Funeral Home website.

Maradean M. Bucher

Maradean M. Bucher, 92, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and formerly of Silver Lake, Ind., and Akron, Ind., passed away at 7:56 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Parkview Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

She was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Silver Lake, Ind., to Ammon and Mary Young Bucher. She had a distinguished career with 41 years of loyal service with General Electric Company retiring in 1985. She also was a beautician in North Manchester, Ind., and Ft. Wayne.

Maradean graduated from Akron High School in the 1930s and had been a member of the Indiana Cosmetology Association since 1939.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Matilda Doub and Helen Cross; and half brothers: Merle and Harley Bucher.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Akron Cemetery with Pastor Thomas Craig officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Homer, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron.

Logan Ryan Heeter

heeter,logan obit photoLogan Ryan Heeter, 4, of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Silver, Ind., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born on March 27, 2010, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Sandra Dee Heeter, who passed away in 2010 and Donald Ray ‘D.J’ Bryant, who survives in Claypool.

He was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., where he loved to help mow the grass and weed-eat. He even enjoyed vacuuming and cleaning the house. Logan loved being a little boy and everyone enjoyed him just being a little boy…doing everything from riding his three-wheeler, camping, being outdoors, playing and just enjoying life.

He also leaves behind two sisters: Kaitlyn Schultz, Claypool; Jennifer Bryant, Albion, Ind.; two brothers: Brenton and Braxton Schultz, Claypool; grandfather: James Heeter, Claypool; grandmothers: Janice Tillberry, Claypool; Linda Bryant, Silver Lake; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother and great-grandparents.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 23, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and will be officiated by Pastor Gage Norem. Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Logan Heeter Memorial Fund at Lake City Bank, and can be deposited at any branch location would be greatly appreciated by his family.

Martha ‘Joanne’ Rowe

image001Martha ‘Joanne’ Rowe, 72, of Silver Lake, Ind., went home to be with her Lord with her family by her side at 5:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born on Oct. 28, 1941, in Warsaw, Ind., to Bert Hyde and Martha (Burgess) Hyde. On Sept. 10, 1959, she was married in Jellico, Tenn., to Clell Rowe, who survives in Silver Lake, Ind.

She was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., where she was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Kosciusko County, Claypool, Ind., and a real prayer partner. Joanne was a 1959 graduate of Warsaw High School, after which she worked as a supervisor for Blue Bell in Warsaw, then at DaLite Screen in Warsaw for 12 years.  In 1990 she began working for Zimmer Inc. of Warsaw until her retirement. She was a NASCAR enthusiast, enjoyed gardening, puzzles and playing cards with her family. Joanne will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.  She had a gentle loving and giving heart and spirit. Everyone who met her was instantly drawn to her sparkling personality and kindness.

She will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters: Brenda Rowe, Franklin, Tenn.; Judy Rowe (fiancé Scott Davis), Elkhart, Ind.; Teresa (Fred) Parsons, Fort Wayne, Ind.; son: Tony (Lisa) Rowe, Claypool, Ind.; granddaughter: Brittany Rowe, Silver Lake; three sisters: Donna Prater, Warsaw; Esther (Carl) Clevenger, Leesburg, Ind.; Jo Ellen Senff, Syracuse, Ind.; and her brother: Jerry Hyde, Warsaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother: Eddie Hyde.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at First Free Will Baptist Church of Kosciusko County, 700 S. and County Farm Rd., Claypool, and will be officiated by Pastor Terry Bradford. Burial will follow with a graveside service at Lake View Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Memorial donations in Joanne’s name may be directed to Camp Nash, c/o First Free Will Baptist Church of Kosciusko County, P. O. Box 43, Claypool, IN 46510 and would be appreciated by her family.

Paul D. Risner

Paul RisnerPaul D. Risner, 60, of Silver Lake, Ind., passed away at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Ind.

He was born Sept. 11, 1953, to Willie and Helen (Adams) Risner in Prestonsburg, Ky. He was a lifetime resident of Silver Lake.

He was united in marriage to Irene Prater on June 6, 1973, in Wise, Va. He retired from Dalton Foundry after 30 years. He attended Pentecostal Lighthouse Church in Warsaw.

Paul was a simple man who loved being with his wife, his two daughter and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed the outdoors.

Paul is survived by his wife: Irene Risner, Silver Lake; two daughters: Martha (Darrin) Walther, Claypool, Ind.; and Jessica (Corey) Leasure, Silver Lake; brothers and sisters: James (Barb) Risner, Warsaw; Joe (Billie) Risner, Akron, Ind.; Danny (Donna) Risner, Warsaw; Drema (Todd) Montgomery, Burket, Ind.; and Debbie Risner, Lapz, Ind.; five grandchildren: Alyssa Walther, Claypool; Paul and Peyton Leasure, both of Silver Lake; Keri Leasure, Warsaw; and Austin Leasure, Mentone, Ind.; and his mother: Helen Reynolds, Plymouth, Ind.

He is preceded in death by his father and a niece.

Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at the funeral home with Pastor Glenn Hall of Harvest Community Church, Pierceton, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harvest Community Church, P.O. Box 176, Pierceton, IN 46562.

To send condolence or sign a guestbook go to the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website.

David L. ‘Pappy’ Simpson

Simpson, DavidDavid L. ‘Pappy’ Simpson, 70, Silver Lake, Ind., passed away at 9 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, in his residence.

He was born Dec. 8, 1943, in Wabash, Ind., to Logan Asberry and Mary Ethlyn (Hindel) Simpson. He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1962. On June 24, 1962, he married Janet D. Overlander.

In  2006 he retired from Kimble Glass, Warsaw, Ind., after 35 years of service. Dave enjoyed golf, bowling, softball and NASCAR racing. He was a race car mechanic at local race tracks for several years and a member of the Rock Lake Sportsmans Club.

He is survived by his wife; two sons: Gary (Susan) Simpson, Warsaw; Kenny D. (Denise) Simpson, Warsaw; three daughters: Teresa L. Simpson, Disko, Ind.; Debbi S. Fields, Akron, Ind.; Wendy K. Simpson, Silver Lake; three half-brothers: John Morris, Warsaw; Tom Morris, Silver Lake; Stanley (Paulette) Morris, Silver Lake; Sue Hollond, Bradenton, Fla. Marcia Boyd, Sarasota, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by two half-brothers.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester, Ind. No funeral services are planned at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with final expenses c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester, IN 46962.