Syracuse Obituaries

Frank H. ‘Jim’ Miller Jr.

Frank H. ‘Jim’ Miller Jr., 80, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1934, in Fort Wayne, Ind. On July 24, 1954, he married his wife Juanita who survives.

He was employed for many years in Fort Wayne at GTE, and City Utilities. He later owned and operated the Maryann Drive Inn and the Sleepy Owl Supper Club.

He is survived by his wife; four sons: Nick, Gary, Tony and Chris; his sister: Norma Hinsey; and brother: Ted Lepird.

He was preceded by his daughter: Lisa in 2007.

There will be a graveside service at the Syracuse cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse.

Jay Randall Losee

OI1918014349_HeadshotJay Randall Losee, 41, of Syracuse, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.

He was born on Sept. 20, 1972, in Goshen, Ind., to Richard L. and Arnelda B. (Miller) Losee. He was a lifetime Syracuse area resident and graduated in 1991 from Wawasee High School in Syracuse.

He was formerly employed at Rinker Boats in Syracuse for several years and Coleman Tools in Syracuse.

He is survived by his mother; a brother: Charles Losee, South Bend, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and sister: Laura Selke.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Memorial services will follow for Jay Losee and his sister, Laura Selke, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the funeral home with Pastor Harlan Steffen of the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel officiating. Private burial will take place in the Syracuse Cemetery.

Memorial bequest may be given to the Jay Losee Funeral Fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567.

Lawrence J. Migedt

Larry_Close Up1024Lawrence J. Migedt, 75, formerly of Syracuse, Ind., Big Pine Key, Fla, and Goshen, Ind., passed away peacefully at his home with family in Englewood, Fla., due to cancer on April 15, 2014.

Lawrence, better known as Larry, was born on July 25, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., to Dolores Migedt Nadlicki and was raised by his aunt and uncle, Fran and Ted Phair.

In addition to serving in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division, Larry owned multiple businesses in Florida and Indiana. He retired from Riverside Tool Corp. in Elkhart, Ind., where he worked in sales and customer service. Larry was fondly known to customers and associates as “The Old Man” or the “Candy Man” as he always greeted you with a piece of candy. He never knew a stranger.

Larry came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ 40 years ago and saw it transform himself and his family. He faithfully served in the church, most recently at West Coast Church in Englewood as a board member and usher. He also did work with Habitat for Humanity.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years: Barbara; daughters: Nancy (Pat) Mignery, Susan (Bob) Penick and Cynthia Holcomb; a son: Ronald (Angela) Migedt; nine grandchildren: Adam Mignery, Sarah Lockridge, Jenny Smithson, Elizabeth Penick, Ian Kintigh, Lisa McMullens, Ronald Jr. “Johnny” Migedt, Mindy Migedt and Hunter Migedt; two sisters: Beverly (Tony) Ventimiglia and Carol Klank; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son: Mark Holcomb.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, at West Coast Church, 240 Pine St., Englewood, FL 34223.

Memorials may be made to West Coast Church www.westcoastchurch.com for their building expansion, a project that Larry was passionate about.

Beth Ann Mayhew

OI2142210316_HeadshotBeth Ann Mayhew, 69, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home.

She was born on Sept. 14, 1944, in La Porte, Ind.,to Guy Virgil and Thelma Inez (Crum) Anglemyer. She was a lifetime Walkerton/Syracuse area resident and attended Lakeville High School. She was married on Oct. 7, 1994, to Lyle R. Mayhew.

She formerly worked at the Citco Convenience Store in North Webster, Ind., as a manager for several years, Frog Tavern in Syracuse and Syracuse Café.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter: Tina (Steve) Phipps, Warsaw, Ind.; a son: Tracy (Renee) Minnix, Syracuse; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; step-sons: Rob Mayhew and Mark Mayhew, Syracuse; and sister: Linda Jensen, Apache Junction, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Troy Minnix; infant daughter: Carol Minnix; and two brothers: Del and David Anglemyer.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Memorial services will follow at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in the funeral home with Pastor Harlan Steffen of the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel officiating. Burial will take place in the Syracuse Cemetery.

Memorial bequest may be given to New Hope Pet Rescue, 9326 N. 500E, Syracuse, IN 46567. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Marshall G. ‘Baldy’ Boyer Sr.

Marshall G. “Baldy” Boyer Sr.Marshall G. “Baldy” Boyer Sr., 76, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1938, in Warsaw, Ind., to Sanford G. and Margaret Mildred ‘Milly’ (Benge) Boyer. He graduated in 1955 from Macy High School, was a United States Navy Veteran and moved to Syracuse in 1962 from the Macy area. On Aug. 11, 196, he married Wilma Nicodemus who preceded him in death. On Dec. 15, 2001, he married Sandra K. ‘Sandy’ (Hammer) Drew who survives.

He was formerly employed at Starcraft in Topeka for 12 years, Commodore Homes in Syracuse, Regent Homes in Syracuse, Fairmont Homes in Nappanee, Ind., and Blue Finn Homes in Nappanee.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 223 in Syracuse.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters: Teresa Boyer, Syracuse; Diane (Fred) Shambaugh, Akron, Ind.; four sons: Marshall Boyer Jr., Milford, Ind.; Tony (Flora) Boyer, Warsaw; Jim (Deb) Glaze, Pierceton, Ind.; Mike Glaze, Decatur, Ind.; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents; his first wife; and his sister.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, in the funeral home, with Pastor Brad Cox of the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel officiating. Military rites will be performed by Syracuse American Legion following services at the funeral home. Private family burial will take place in the Akron Cemetery.

Memorial bequest may be given to Goshen Care at Home Hospice, P O Box 723, Goshen, IN 46526. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Zoey Lynn Marchand

Zoey Lynn Marchand, of Syracuse, Ind., was stillborn at 6:55 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She is the daughter of Nicholas A. and Andrea J. (Hensley) Marchand.

She is survived by her parents; a brother: Wesley Marchand, at home; maternal grandfather: Glenn Hensley II, Columbia City, Ind.; paternal grandparents: Gregory and Vickie Marchand, Topeka, Ind.; great-grandparents: Glenn ‘Doyle’ Hensley, Cromwell; Harold and Daphne Yoh, Leesburg, Ind.; Ida Marchand, Goshen, Ind.; and Ella Bradley, Pierceton

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother: Annette Yoh-Farris.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse.

Memorial bequest may be given to the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.