Obituaries

Marilyn June Smutzer

Marilyn June Smutzer, 96, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 6:20 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in her home. She lived in her home and made many memories there from 1953 up till the time of her pas...

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Julie Anne Owen

Julie Anne Owen, 53, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital, Lawrenceburg, IN.   Julie was born on August 8, 1967 in La Porte, IN, ...

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Lova T. Carter

Lova T. Carter, 90, of South Bend, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Healthwin Specialized Care.      Lova was the 7th and last child born to...

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Everett "Nathan" Perry

Everett "Nathan" Perry, 70, of Walkerton, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 at his home.      Nathan was born in Clay County, IN, on August 27, 1950 to Estal P.a...

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George B. Howard

George B. Howard, 77, of Union Mills, Indiana, passed away Saturday July 24, 2021 at his daughter’s home surrounded by his family in Union Mills, IN.   He was born January 19, 1944 in...

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Mona G. (Marcum) Gaut

Mona G. (Marcum) Gaut, 71, of La Porte, IN, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte, surrounded by her loved ones.   Mona was born on July 6, 1950, the daughter ...

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Helen Louise (Jenny) Meece

Helen Louise (Jenny) Meece passed away peacefully on July 20, 2021, at the age of 81, in Michigan City, IN.   A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Ott/Haverstock&nbs...

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Gerald F. "Jerry"  Neulieb

Gerald F. "Jerry"  Neulieb, 83, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 7:34 pm in his home.   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July ...

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Marjory Barnhart

Marjory Barnhart, 91, of La Porte, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.   Marjory was born on July 26, 1929 in La Porte, IN, to Walter and Fern Eva (W...

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Pastor Ronald "Ron" Lee Devenport

Pastor Ronald "Ron" Lee Devenport, 73, of Walkerton, peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at his home.   Ron was born on November 19, 1947 ...

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Clint Allen Jones

Clint Allen Jones, 38, of La Porte, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in his home.   He was born December 15, 1982, in La Porte, Indiana, to Terry L. and Mary Lynn (Gilmore)...

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Carol K. Strauss

Carol K. Strauss, 88, of La Porte, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Northwest Health - La Porte.   Carol was born on December 16, 1932 in LaPorte, IN, to Arthur J. and ...

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Richard D. Hochstetler

Richard D. Hochstetler, 70, of Michigan City, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Franciscan Health Michigan City. He was born October 9, 1950, in Goshen, IN, to William and Mary (Who...

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Spc. Lucas Mannon Poeh

Spc. Lucas Mannon Poehl, U.S. Army, 21, LaPorte, IN, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021 in LaPorte, IN.   Private services will be conducted. Burial will take place in Union Christian Ceme...

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Vincent Scott Peckham (Services Updated)

Vincent Scott Peckham, 29, or known to many as Demonicronic, passed away unexpectedly on July 19, 2021 at his home. Vince was a 2011 La Porte High School graduate and excelled in business and music...

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Douglas Edwin Fredenburg

Douglas Edwin Fredenburg, 77, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 3:30 a.m., Sunday, July 18, 2021 in his home.   He was born January 15, 1944, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Gaylord and ...

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Casimir John Baczkiewicz

Casimir John Baczkiewicz, 92, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He was born on December 7, 1928, to Walter and Jadwiga (Winnicki) Baczkiewicz. Casimir was employed with the L...

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William F. Lange Jr.(Services Update)

William F. Lange Jr., 79, of Islamorada, Florida and La Porte, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.   Bill was born on April 15, 1942 in Gary, Indiana to the late William F. Lang...

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Phillip D. Strakowski

Phillip D. Strakowski, 38, LaPorte, IN, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021 at in Mclaren Macomb Hospital, Mt. Clemens, MI.   Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, Saturda...

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Granville "Jerry" Gardner

Granville “Jerry” Gardner, a devoted father and La Porte businessman, died peacefully at his daughter’s home Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10 p.m. at the age of 86.  He lived with ...

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Irene Dorothy Pataluch

Irene Dorothy Pataluch, 95, of LaPorte, passed away peacefully at 11:38 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2021.    Irene was born on February 17, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Julia (Ko...

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Robert "Bob" Ernest East

Robert “Bob” Ernest East, 78, of Michigan City, passed away due to complications with Covid-19 at 7:52 am, Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illi...

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Patricia "Patty" Lynn Wiltfong (Services update)

Patricia "Patty" Lynn Wiltfong, 68, of La Porte, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at her home, surrounded by family.   Patty was born on July 31, 1952 in La Porte, IN, to...

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Harold Lewis Gray

Harold Lewis Gray, 78, of Hamlet, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 10, 2021.   Harold was born on April 1, 1943 in Port Huron, MI, to Harold and Martha (Prath) Gray. ...

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Betty Louise Shunk

Betty Louise Shunk, 100, of Chandler, AZ, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021 at Parkland Memory Care.    Betty was born on December 26, 1920 in La Porte, IN, to Roy S. and Mabel C. (M...

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Neal Swanson

Neal Swanson, 76, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 2:03 p.m., Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Miller’s Health and Rehab, La Porte.   He was born January 17, 1945, in La Porte, Indian...

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Teresa Villano

Teresa Villano, 35, of Westville, Indiana passed away June 16, 2021, missing from a North Carolina River accident that killed six people has been found, weeks after a family rode inflatable tubes...

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Donald S. Smales

Donald S. Smales, 69, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 6:15 am in his home.   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Ott/Haverst...

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Carol Jean Dinger (Services Update)

Carol Jean Dinger, 65, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021.   She was born on October 13, 1955, in La Porte to the late John Graczyk and Virginia Jablonski. She was empl...

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