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David Bricker, 68, Howe, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his residence. 

Richard Louis Poor, 83, Wolcottville, died Monday, February 2, 2015 at his residence.

Amos LaVern Bontrager, 49, Goshen, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

Owen David Boggs, 72, LaGrange, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

John H. Schwartz, 78, Ligonier, Ind., died Friday, January 30, 2015 at his residence.

Susan H. Yoder, 93, Shipshewana, died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at her residence.

David Edwin “Bal” Ballinger, 67, Angola, Ind., died Monday, January 26, 2015 at his residence.

Diane Mary Fortman, 61, Kendallville, Ind., died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her residence.  

Elsie L. Miller, 89, Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Mishawaka, Ind., died Friday, January 23, 2015.

Patricia J. Rectanus, 84, Ft. Wayne, Ind., formerly of LaGrange, died Tuesday, January 17, 2015 at Englewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Ft. Wayne.

Alvin Jay Beechy, 81, Shipshewana, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his residence.

Charles D. Kilgore, 52, LaGrange, died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his residence.

George Quetot, 55, Howe, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at his residence.

    He was born September 4, 1959, in Kittanning, Penn.

Kristine Joyce Porter, 64, Shipshewana, formerly of Michigan, died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her residence.

Lawrence "Larrie" Kirby, 84, LaGrange, formerly of Elkhart and Shipshewana, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Marcus O. Hochstetler, 24, Millersburg, Ind., died Saturday, January 24, 2015 as the result of an accident while working on his truck at his parents’ residence in Millersburg.

Patricia Jean Zynda, 78, LaGrange, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

    She was born February 6, 1936, in Angola, Ind., to Jerold and Johanna (Westerhof) Essenberg.

Adrian Lamar Eash, 2, Millersburg, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Donald W. Kraushaar, 82, Ft. Wayne, formerly of LaGrange, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Covington Manor Nursing Home in Ft. Wayne.

Helen Clay, 80, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

Helen L. Yeager, 84, Sturgis, Mich., died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Centreville, Mich.

Maxine Charlotte Carpenter, 83, Hudson, Ind., died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Kimberly Rose Newsome, 49, Howe, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her residence.

Maxine Charlotte Carpenter, 83, Hudson, Ind., died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

    She was born November 10, 1931, in Kendallville, Ind., to Holbert L. and Martha (Todd) Berry. After the death of her mother when she was six days old, she was adopted and raised by Floyd and Wanda Day.

    She was a 1950 graduate of Kendallville High School and retired in 1991 from Kraft Foods after 29 years. She lived at Lake of the Woods since 1972.

    Surviving are Gene Rowe, Lynn Rowe, Norm Rowe, Ron Becker and their families; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Swogger and Joanne Fouts; and three brothers, Harold Berry, Albert Berry, and John Berry and their families.

    She was preceded in death by her birth parents, her adopted parents, three husbands, Paul Rowe, Howard Weber, and Irvin

Carpenter, one daughter, Martha Becker, two brothers, William Berry and Robert Berry, and her life-long friend, Iris McKeever Simpson.

    Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at Brazzell Funeral Homes Avilla Chapel.

    Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at Brazzell Funeral Homes Avilla Chapel.

    Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to the Noble County Humane Shelter.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.brazzellfuneral homes.com.

    Brazzell Funeral Homes Avilla Chapel is in charge of arrangements.