Obituaries

Kurt N. Smolek, 50, of Westfield, Wisconsin, formerly of Francesville and Medaryville, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Friday, May 24, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.  (Pulaski County Journal — May 29, 2024)
Born Dec. 27, 1953, in Logansport, to Roscoe (Bud) and Alice M. Cummins. He went to be with our Lord May 16, 2024 at Lake Wood Hospital in Sarasota, FL. Kim graduated from West Central High School, class of 1972, then on to Indiana University for two years. Kim started in the Insurance business...
  Vera M. Ward, 85, of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, May 20.  She was born Nov. 22, 1938, in Winamac, to Kenneth and Roseanna (Rater) Kasten. Vera worked for 20 years as a respiratory therapist in the NICU at Porter Hospital.  A member of the Calumet Crank Club and the Moose Lodge of Valparaiso,...
Otto James “Ott” Ruff, 85, of Star City, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 16.  He was born on May 15, 1939, in Logansport to the late Herald Francis “Hap” and Gertrude Regina (Shultz) Ruff. Otto was a proud graduate of Star City High School class of 1957. After a strong pursuit, he married...
Bradley D. “Brad” Goble, 62, lifelong resident of Winamac, passed away Tuesday, May 14, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.  He was born on Dec. 30, 1961, in Logansport to the late William C. and Sandra S. (Dillman) Goble. Brad was a 1980 graduate of Winamac High School. On May 2, 1982, he married Lorri...
Bonnie M. Crist, 80, of Winamac, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 15. (Pulaski County Journal — May 22, 2024)
Delores Ann (Gustin) Schuttrow, 81, of Rensselaer, was peacefully called home at 4 a.m. Friday, May 10, at Franciscan Health Hospital of Lafayette. She was surrounded with love and memories, and the comfort of her son, Patrick, at her bedside.  She was born Sept. 11, 1942, at the old Jasper County...
Gloria Ann (Miller) Rife passed away Sunday, May 5, at Northwest Health-Porter.  Gloria was born June 8, 1937, in Logansport, to the late James and Pauline (Heater) Miller. On Nov. 27, 1970, she married the love of her life JB Rife.  In 1952, at the age of 15, Gloria started work at Cliffs...
Delores Jean Dobson, 85, of Winamac, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 9. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.  Jean was born on April 16, 1939, in Royalton, Kentucky to the late James and Ellar (Stepp) Howard. On Dec. 18, 1954, she married the love of her life,...
Rachel A. Scheffer, 49, of Winamac, passed away at 8:50 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, at home. Born on March 16, 1975, she was the daughter of Harvey and Jane (Fisher) Scheffer. She was a 1993 Winamac High School graduate. Rachel enjoyed crafts, crocheting, cooking and woodburning art. Survivors include...

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