Nancy L Rickert

Aug 7, 2022


66 year old, Nancy L. Rickert, of Wheatfield, passed away August 7, 2022, as a result of an auto accident.


On March 13, 1956, Nancy was born to Joseph M. and Elizabeth J (Kantowicz) Starcevich in Hammond, Indiana. Nancy graduated from Thornton Fractional North High School. She worked at St. Joseph’s College as cook, janitorial, receptionist, and finally...

Trent Wilson

Aug 6, 2022


33 year old, Trent Wilson, of Rensselaer, passed away August 6, 2022.


Trent was born on April 18, 1989, in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was a factory worker. Trent liked to write poetry, draw, and write short stories. Trent had the cutest giggle, that was extremely infectious. He was funny and quick witted.


Trent is survived by his...

Geneva Jefferson

Aug 4, 2022


76 year old, Geneva Jefferson, of Wheatfield, passed away August 4, 2022.


Geneva was born on January 10, 1946, to Bryan and Rose (Bailey) Clemons in Gillam Township, Jasper County, Indiana. She married the love of her life, Earl Jefferson, in April of 1964 at the DeMotte United Methodist Church. Geneva was a factory worker, for Monon Trailer,...

Ruthene Bailey

Aug 3, 2022


68 year old, Ruthene Bailey, of Medaryville, passed away August 3, 2022.


Ruthene was born to Willie Miller and Mildred (Bailey) Miller-Bailey, in Salyersville, Kentucky. She married the love of her life, Mitchell Bailey, on August 17, 1970, in Jasper County, Indiana. Ruthene enjoyed being a housewife. She liked to cook, sew and crochet. Ruthene loved having her...

Hilda Curry-Gilbert

Aug 1, 2022


92 year old, Hilda Curry-Gilbert, of Merrillville, formerly of DeMotte, Valparaiso and Griffith, passed away on August 1, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Merrillville.


Hilda was born to Raymond and Maggie (Hamstra) Boersma on February 28, 1930, on the farm in DeMotte, Indiana. Hilda graduated from Fair Oaks High School and worked as a clerk in retail...

Sandra M. Young

Jul 24, 2022


75 year old, Sandra M. Young, of Hammond passed away July 24, 2022.


Sandra was born to Trustum and Olive May (Smith) Whicker, in Shelby, Lake County, Indiana. Sandra was a homemaker. She loved to read and work in her flower garden. She also kept the cleanest house.


Sandra is survived by her family: husband: Ronald Young,...

Albert R. Hoecker

Jul 22, 2022


81 year old, Albert ‘Albie’ R. Hoecker Jr., of DeMotte, Indiana, formerly of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away July 22, 2022 at his home in DeMotte, Indiana.


Albert was born on September 26, 1940, to Albert R. and Margaret (Grimm) Hoecker, in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Albert graduated high school, and served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He...

Betty M. Cottrell

Jul 11, 2022


44 year old, Betty M. Cottrell, of Burnettsville, passed away at her home on July 11, 2022.


Betty was born on February 1, 1978, to Robert and Dixie (Goff) Keck in Crown Point, Indiana. Betty was a homemaker. Betty enjoyed storm chasing, wolfs, nature and listening to music.


Betty is survived by her family: father: Robert Keck,...

Joe D. Risner

Jul 10, 2022


76 year old, Joe D. Risner, of Wheatfield, passed away July 10, 2022.


On August 28, 1945, in Rensselaer, Joe was born to Lee and Gertrude (Howard) Risner. Joe was the groundskeeper for Lakes of Four Season’s Golf Course. Joe liked to hunt, fish, play golf and cook. He was an avid lover of nature and animals.



Daryl Hoover King

Jul 8, 2022



Daryl Hoover King, 73, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2022 after a hard-fought battle with cancer with his loving family around him.                                  

He was born on May 28, 1949 in Harrisonburg, Virginia to Rufus B. and Wanda (Hoover) King Sr. Daryl graduated from Manchester High School in 1967. After attending Manchester College for two...

Cindy Jo Culbreth

Jul 5, 2022


62 year old, Cindy Jo Culbreth, of Wheatfield, passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2022.


On August 25, 1959, Cindy was born to Eugene and Clara (Margison) Woudema in Valparaiso, Indiana. Cindy attended Kankakee Valley Schools. She married the love of her life, Dave Culbreth on August 30, 1975, at the DeMotte United Methodist Church. She worked for...

John M. Oezer

Jul 5, 2022


84 year old, John M. Oezer Jr., of Fair Oaks, passed away at his home with his loving family around him.


John was born to John M. and Jeanette (Iwema) Oezer in Chicago, Illinois, on April 22, 1938. John married the love of his life, Jean Ann Kingma on October 2, 1955, at Fair Oaks, Indiana. John was...

Casey Aubrey Young

Jul 1, 2022


How do you write an obituary for a man and a soul larger than life?  Nothing written here will ever seem like enough. 


Casey Aubrey Young, 34, passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2022.   Casey was a one of a kind, once in a lifetime human being that the rest of us strive and can only...

Vernon Helton

Jun 21, 2022

Vernon Helton, 94, of Wheatfield, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2022 with his loving family surrounding him.


Vernon was born September 5, 1927 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to Anderson and Laudie (Bailey) Helton. Vernon was a general foreman for the Laborer’s Union Local 81, and was a farmer as well. He took pride in the home that he built...

Harley Hesh Sr.

Jun 20, 2022

81 year old, Harley Hesh Sr., of Shelby, passed away June 20, 2022, at his home with his family around him.


Harley was born in Roselawn, Newton County, Indiana on January 24, 1941, to Harold and Madora (Albright) Hesh. Harley worked as a rubbish collector. He loved to do woodworking, and fish.


Harley is survived by his children:...

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