Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
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Beverly K. "Bubby" Gardner-Jacobson, 71, Union, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, at her home, after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
She was born Feb. 9, 1947, in Elkhart, to Henry and Mollie (Zavatsky) Cohen....
Joy Joan Blough, 89, Bristol, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, in her home.
She was born April 2, 1929, in Mishawaka, to Floyd and Ada (Kaufman) Nifong.
She married Richard J. Blough, March 21, 1948, in Bristol. He died March 20, 2013.
Philip W. Miller, 70, died in a tragic hiking accident while on vacation with his wife in Door County, Wisconsin, Sept. 23.
Phil was born Feb. 5, 1948, in Elkhart, to William and Ruth Miller.
On May 1, 1993, in Elkhart, he married Vickie Ogle....
John Wesley Secor, 86, passed away Aug. 10, at Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born Jan. 12, 1932, at home in Jimtown, to Hazel Burley (Heffner) and William Henry Secor Sr.
John loved to learn and pursued degrees in education, obtaining a...
Ray E. "Bud" Copsey, 88, Elkhart, passed away Sunday, June 17, at the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart.
Bud was born Dec. 9, 1929, to James and Olivia (Gustafson) Copsey in Elkhart.
He married Donna J. Gordon Feb. 5, 2000. She preceded him...
Lynn was born on Sept. 27, 1954, in Angola, to Nicholas A. and Mervyn J. (Conley) Minichillo.
Lynn passed March 9, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was a resident of Goshen.
Lynn is survived by her beloved children, Nathan Hileman and...
Gary R. Powell, 77, Bristol, passed away Saturday Feb. 24, at The Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen.
He was born Nov. 30, 1940, in Logansport, to Russell and Marjorie (Slifer) Powell.
He married Linda Crawford in 1990.
He is survived by...
Richard W. Stout, 90, Elkhart, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, at Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Richard B. and Flora (Pflugradt) Stout.
Dick married Evelyn "Bami" Smith of Alabama, and there were...
Ora Wayne Miller, 70 of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, at his home.
He was born May 24, 1947, in Middlebury, to Joe B. and Barbara (Bontrager) Miller.
He married Deborah S. Yoder on Jan. 16, 1993, in Elkhart. She survives along with two...
Michael T. Davis, 59, White Pigeon, Michigan, passed away Dec. 2, in the emergency department of Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born April 25, 1958 in Saginaw, to Carl J. and Genevieve (Milloy) Davis.
He married Debra L. McKenzie Aug. 27,...
Ernest Sailor, 93, of Wakarusa, died on Sept. 22, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa.
He was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Nappanee, to Charles and Blanche Sailor.
He is survived by three sibling brothers, Leon, Flawn and Dana. Ernest was the...
Cindy L. Fink, 62, Bristol, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 14, at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, after an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 12, 1954, in Elkhart, to Jack and Barbara (Fuller) Weatherwax.
Helen M. Yoder, 77, Bristol, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 26, at Goshen Hospital.
She was born in Elkhart, Feb. 15, 1940, to Langford L. and Carol M. (Reese) Canell Sr.
She married Melvin J. Yoder May 29, 1976, in Scott.
James Edward Cooper, 64 of Cassopolis, Michigan, died July 2 at Elkhart General Hospital.
Surviving are two daughters, Lindsey (Matthew) Baird of Northville, Michigan and Lauren (James) Canders of Pittsfield, Maine; and a son, James B....
Larry G. Harrell, 78 of Elkhart, passed away Monday July 10, at his residence.
He married Ann E. Pirka Russo in Elkhart. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Ret. Col. Jeff (Susie) Harrell of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter, Kimberly (John)...
Jerry Stow Sr., 82, Elkhart, died Saturday, July 8, at Sprenger, Mishawaka.
He married Sharon A. Williams Oct. 2, 1954, in Elkhart. She survives along with four children, Jerry (Kathy) Stow Jr., Elkhart, Julie (Terry) Smith, St. Lawrence,...
Louis G. Swift, 82, formerly of Elkhart, died Friday, June 30, at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne.
On Dec. 12, 1955, in Detroit, he married Marie Rader, who died Oct. 19, 2014.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth (Ken) Dypkowski of...
Cartha Campbell, 94, died Tuesday evening at Center for Hospice Care, South Bend.
She married Clifford Carlisle March 29, 1941. He died Oct. 29, 1984. She then married Rollin Campbell May 16, 1987. He died March 8, 2013.
Survivors include two...
Doris A. Kirchner, 89, Elkhart, passed away Thursday evening, June 15, at Elkhart General Hospital.
She married Theodore H. Kirchner Sept. 3, 1949, in Goshen. He died on Oct. 8, 2009.
Surviving are a son, Bruce (Kathy) Kirchner, Cape Coral,...
Thomas Eugene McManus, Sr., 82, of Elkhart passed away Friday, June 9, at Elkhart Hospice House.
He married Linda L. Leininger on November 14, 1959, in Elkhart.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Linda; a son, Thomas E. McManus Jr.; and a...
Ferdinande C. "Ferdie" Eriksen, 88, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Hubbard Hill Estates.
She was born April 7, 1929, in Heidelberg, Germany, to Friedrich W. and Ottilie Mathilde (Joest) Kaiser. She married Einar Eriksen June 7, 1953, in...
Denice Yvonne Russell, 63, Elkhart, died Saturday, May 27, at Elkhart Hospice House.
She was born in Dayton, Ohio to Theodore Ralph and Mary Lou (Gerspacher) Russell.
Survivors include a son, Brian Scott Higgins.
Cremation will take place and...
Alexander Jansen, 83, Bristol passed away Thursday, May 25, at Elkhart Hospice House.
He married Agatha M. Schreurs Oct. 11, 1958, in Roermond, Netherlands. She survives along with three daughters, Nicole (Daniel) Panaccione, Morgantown, West...
Dennis Lee Rogers, 68, Elkhart, passed away Wednesday, May 24, at home.
He married Jenny V. Freeze Feb. 28, 1969, in Elkhart. She survives with a son, Thomas (Kim Buckley) Rogers, Constantine, Michigan; daughter, Denise (Lee Meyers) Rogers,...
Ronald J. Tracy, 74, Elkhart, passed away Tuesday, May 16 at Hospice House of Elkhart.
He married Rebecca J. Menges Aug. 5, 1962, in Bristol. She survives along with two daughters, Sarah (Donald) Santerre and Amy (John) Branson, both of...