Winona Lake Obituaries

Elizabeth Faith Leopold

Elizabeth Faith Leopold was stillborn at 6:16 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Ind.

Elizabeth was born to John Paul and Angela Renee Leopold and is survived by her parents; a sister: Jessica Grace Leopold, Winona Lake, Ind.; maternal grandparents: David and Nannette DeCook, Grandville, Mich.; paternal grandparents: Jean Leopold, Englewood, Ohio; Larry and Kathy Leopold, Springfield, Ohio; maternal great-grandparents: Annabelle Samuelson, Allegan, Mich.; Joseph and Joyce DeCook, Fennville, Mich.; and paternal great-grandmother: Barbara Rihm, Beavercreek, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 210 S. High St., Warsaw, and officiated by Dr. Erik Ohman. A private graveside service will take place at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw

Memorial donations in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 210 S. High St., Warsaw, IN 46580.

Online condolences may be sent through the Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home’s website.

Benjamin Eli Bingham Sr.

2624763Benjamin Eli Bingham Sr., 62, of Elkhart, Ind., passed away July 31, 2014, at Elkhart General Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 19, 1952, in Mishawaka, Ind., to Norman and Eileen Bingham. He married Martha J. Smith on March 3, 2003; she preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 2006.

Benjamin joined the United States Marine Corp and was honorably discharged. He was a skilled handyman who enjoyed working on cars and keeping busy. He was dedicated to his career of truck driving up until he could no longer drive due to his illness.

He is survived by a son: Benjamin (Matthew) Bingham Jr., Winona Lake, Ind.; two daughters: Leaa (Aaron) Chew, Claypool, Ind.; Erin (Camden) Woolett; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the First Apostolic Church, 802 E. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, Ind. The memorial service will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen, Ind., is handling the arrangements.

Charles Edward Lisenbee

OI2123208102_LisenbeeCharlesobitphotoCharles Edward Lisenbee, 77, of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 13, 1936, in Belle County, Ky., to James Lisenbee and Nellie (Hampton) Lisenbee Hoskins. On Dec. 23, 2012, he was married to Eleanor (Koban) Lisenbee, who survives.

Charles had worked for many years as a coal miner and as a factory worker in West Virginia and Illinois.  He was a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana for the past 16years where he attended Church of the Nazarene in Warsaw, Indiana.

He is survived by two sons: Chuck (Teresa) Lisenbee, Warsaw, Ind.; Jim (Tracy) Lisenbee, Warsaw; daughter: Peggi (Ron) Wright, Winona Lake; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his brother: Jerome (Joyce) Hoskins, North Manchester, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons: Bobby Morris; Tyrone Lisenbee; five brothers; and one sister.                

No visitation will be held. A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Church of the Nazarene, 1654 Fisher Ave., Warsaw, and officiated by Pastor William Keen. Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Stanley Dwight Long

Long, Stanley obit photoStanley Dwight Long, 82, of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away at 2:35 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at his residence.

He was a resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., for the past 41 years where he was a member of Winona Lake Free Methodist Church. Stanley was also very involved in the Free Methodist Men’s Ministry International, the Marriage Encounter Ministry, was a song leader and a church lay leader.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Stanley was a business owner and had worked as a salesman for many years for the Harper Brush Company.

He was born Jan. 23, 1932, in Fairfield, Iowa, to Maurice Kingley Long and Portia Mae (Harper) Long. On April 7, 1955, he was married to Donna Elaine (DuBois) Long who preceded him in death on June 11, 2001. Stanley remarried on Oct. 4, 2003, to Gay (Simmermacher) Long, who survives in Winona Lake.

He also leaves behind three sons: Stephen (Pamela) Long, Rockford, Ill.; Mark (Emily Journey) Long, Columbus, Ohio; Michael (Maria) Long, Thessaloniki, Greece; 11 grandchildren: Matthew, Cassandra, Sarah, Adam, Eric, Curtis, Robert, Florence, Gina, Christiana and Kali Long; one brother: Ronald (Louise) Long, Fairfield, Iowa; and his sister-in-law: Beverly Long, Broomfield, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and his brother: Richard Long.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Winona Lake Free Methodist Church, 902 College Ave., Winona Lake, and officiated by Pastor Roland Kramer and assisted by Pastor Henry Church.

A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. (CST) Thursday, July 31, at Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Iowa.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Free Methodist World Mission, for the Long Memorial Fund, 770 N. High School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46214.

Online condolences may be sent through the Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home’s website.

Kurt Allen Engler

OI1665624227_EnglerKurtobitphotoKurt Allen Engler, 10, of Winona Lake, Ind., passed away at 9:11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind., from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident with a vehicle.

He was born on Sept. 11, 2003, in Warsaw, Ind., to Joshua Allen Engler and Dawn Angela (Pickart) Engler, who survive in Winona Lake.

He was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., and attended Jefferson Elementary School in Winona Lake where he excelled at math and enjoyed running on the track team. He loved playing outdoors and climbing trees with his friends and sisters, and he especially liked baseball. Kurt loved to be with his dad working on projects, singing songs with his mother and sisters, and going to church at Winona Lake Grace Brethren with his family.

He is survived by his parents; two sisters: Katharine and Renee Engler, at home; grandparents: Jack and Meta Sue Engler, Warsaw; David and Diana Pickart, Lowell, Ind.; great-grandparents: Ruby Engler, Iberia, Ohio; Beverly Pickart, Portage, Ind.; Oscar and Joyce Jolly, Valparaiso, Ind.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church and officiated by Pastor Kip Cone. A private family graveside service will take place at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw. Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw. 

Memorial donations may be directed to the Kurt Engler Memorial Fund, c/o Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana  46590 to be designated at the family’s discretion; or checks may be made out to The Wagon Wheel Theatre for their youth program called Wagon Wheel Junior, 2515 E. Center Street, Warsaw, IN 46580 and would be appreciated by his family.