Silver Lake Obituaries

David A Barrett

David A Barrett, 70, of rural Silver Lake, Ind., passed away at 7:05 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Kosciusko County, Ind., to Herschel Dinkledein and Inez Early. After Herschel’s death David was adopted and raised by Jewith Barrett.

David was a 1962 graduate of Claypool High School. He was a US Army veteran. He married Phyllis Flitcraft on July 7, 1967, in Miami County, Ind. David enjoyed flowers, watching the birds and squirrels, sightseeing, festivals, and setting up for flea markets. He retired from Diehl Machines in Wabash, Ind. 

He is survived by his wife; two sisters: Dorothy (Delmar) Poe, Claypool, Ind.; and Wanda Paris, Indianapolis, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home – Roann, 335 S. Chippewa Rd., Roann. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the funeral home, with Pastor Wayne Balmer officiating. Burial will be in South Pleasant Cemetery, Silver Lake. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family of David Barrett. 

Doris Marie Fox

2623208Doris Marie Fox, 79, of Niles, Mich., passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Ind.

She was born July 20, 1935, to Frank and Dorothy (Dicus) Winger in Mishawaka. Doris married Charles Fox on Nov. 4, 1952, in Silver Lake, Ind.; he survives.

Doris attended Madison Township High School where she met and eventually married her husband of 61 years. She loved her family dearly and cherished spending time with them.

She enjoyed puzzles and doing arts, crafts and tea parties with her grandchildren. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed spending time on the beach, and traveling the United States with her daughter, Pam. She also enjoyed shopping and an occasional trip to the casino. She and her husband were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Woodland.

Doris is survived by her husband: Charles, Niles, Mich.; three children: Pam (Marc) LaVine, Wyatt, Ind.; Tom (Dennie) Fox, Shavehead Lake, Mich.; Lori (Dan) Roberts, Osceola, Ind.; 11 grandchildren: Traycee, Tara, Brandi, Justin, Sarah, Mary, Jeremy, Evan, Tosha, Samantha and Delaney; four great-grandchildren: Brody, Wyatt, Micah and Brielle; and two brothers: Jim (Nancy) Winger, Warsaw, Ind.; and Frank (Barb) Winger Jr., Osceola.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Frank and Dorothy Winger; a son: Scott Allen Fox; and a granddaughter: Trisha Dawn LaVine.

Visitation is from 3 p.m. too 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen, Ind. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Woodland. Pastor Karl Brenner will officiate the service, burial will follow at Bremen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association or St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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.