Mr. Arthur F. Wasielewski Sr. 1930 - 2004
74 of Rolling Prairie, died Sunday July 11, 2004
At 10:10 A.M. at the LaPorte Hospital. He was born on April 1, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois
To Andrew and Magdalena Baran Wasielewski. Mr. Wasielewski has lived in the Rolling Prairie area since 1956. Art was the owner and operator of Art's Standard Service Station and Bait Shop of Rolling Prairie for 36 yrs. He served his country as a Marine in the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church for 48 yrs, the Rolling Prairie Lions Club for 28 yrs, and was awarded the Gleaners award for volunteerism. He was known for his cooking talents especially at the LaPorte County Fairs Rolling Prairie Church bldg. for 28 yrs.
On February 8, 1948 he married Iva Kiefer Wasielewski in Chicago, Illinois who still survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Karen (Glenn) Swanson of LaPorte. Roxanna of LaPorte, Two Sons, Arthur Wasielewski Jr. of Rolling Prairie and David (Sandy) Wasielewski also of Rolling Prairie. Grandchildren, Kevin Swanson of South Bend, Mike Swanson of Lakewood, Ohio, Jennifer (Brian) Goodspeed of Indianapolis, David Wasielewski and Steven Wasielewski both of Rolling Prairie, Brian Wasielewski of Michigan City, and Amanda Lullenberg of LaPorte. Mr. Wasielewski also has four Great Grandchildren, Olivia, Jacob, Aaron and Kaitlyn. A Brother, John Wasielewski of San Francisco, California and a Sister, Cecilia Ligittino of Chicago, Illinois. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by several Brothers and Sisters.
Art was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Foster Father. He loved old cars, fishing and His Lord Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. Friends may call at the Haverstock Funeral Home on Tuesday July 13, 2004 from 1:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again on Wednesday July 14, 2004 at the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church from 9:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00A.M.
The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church on Wednesday July 14, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. Rev. David Tripp will officiate.
Elizabeth Povolock 1909-2004
95, of 31869 Chicago Tr., New Carlisle, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at 11:45 a.m. at Hamilton Communities, New Carlisle.
She was born Oct. 12, 1909, in Whitewater, Wis., to William Hall and Lottie (Godfrey) Hickman, and had lived all her life in the Rolling Prairie area.
Mrs. Povolock retired in 1968 as owner/operator of Elizabeth's Beauty Shop. She was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church and the
Best Years Club of the church, and Rolling Prairie Chapter Order of Eastern Star 582. She was an avid card player and a very social person.
On April 17, 1938, in LaPorte, she married Ralph Povolock, who died July 20, 1997.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Elenor L. Horton; and one brother, Robert G. Hickman.
Surviving are one daughter Cherry Kay Dominguez of Pomona, Calif.; her friend Miriam "Sue" Laue of Rolling Prairie; and two nephews.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, with Rev. David Tripp officiating.
Lorraine Lorry Aug 31, 1923 - Sept, 30-2003 married to Samuel Lorry
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Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.
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Carl McDonald December 7, 2003 married to Betty McDonald
James Riedstra 1935-2004
The funeral for Mr. James R. Riedstra, 68, of 4102 E. U.S. 20, Rolling Prairie, will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church with Rev. David Tripp officiating. Mr. Riedstra died early Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.
Friends may call Friday at Cutler Funeral Home, LaPorte, from 3 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Rolling Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Indiana Affiliate Inc., Region 2, 2410 N. Grape Rd., Suite 5A, Mishawaka, IN 46545; or Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, 3444 E. U.S. 20, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371.
He was born Oct. 29, 1935, in Gary to Richard and Elizabeth (Homans) Riedstra.
Mr. Riedstra worked at Concrete Technologies and was a self-employed bricklayer and mason. He was a member of Polish Falcons Nest 564 in LaPorte. He loved his family and blues music.
On Feb. 25, 1956, in Oak Lawn, Ill., he married Ann C. Lenters, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Kathleen (Paul) McGowan of Sandwich, Ill.; three sons, James (Laura) of New Lenox, Ill., and Ronald (Alice) and Bob (Tracey), both of LaPorte; six grandchildren, Ryan Northrop, Valerie, Matthew, James II and Jennifer Riedstra and Kelly Bolton; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janet Witter of Mesa, Ariz., Judy Hoecker of Hot Springs, Ark., and Audrey Thatcher of Keller, Texas; and one brother, Albert of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carol.
Rosetta Newkirk 1927-2003
The funeral for Mrs. Rosetta B. Newkirk, 76, of 3993N CR-500E, Rolling Prairie, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Cutler Funeral Home, LaPorte, with Rev. David Tripp officiating. She died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at 12 a.m. of natural causes at LaPorte Hospital.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., with American Legion Post and Auxiliary 434 of Kingsford Heights conducting a memorial service at 7 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in Patton Cemetery, LaPorte, with military rites by American Legion Post 434 of Kingsford Heights.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 8653, Michigan City 46361; or VNA Hospice, c/o LaPorte Hospital Foundation, PO Box 250, LaPorte, IN 46352-9976.
She was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Yale Okla., to Ross and Brucine (Davis) Wells, and was raised by her stepfather, Raymond Wright. She came to LaPorte in 1946.
Mrs. Newkirk had worked at several LaPorte businesses including Harvel, Austenal and TransPorte, from which she retired. During World War II she was a member of the Women's Army Corps. She was a member of American Legion Post 434 of Kingsford Heights and its auxiliary, for which she had held the offices of president, vice president, sergeant at arms, chaplain, and most recently, historian. She was a LaPorte Hospital volunteer and a member of First United Methodist Church, Rolling Prairie.
In 1944 she married Laurence Groves, who died in May 1948. On April 29, 1950, she married Jesse C. Newkirk, who died Sept. 4, 1997.
Also preceding her in death were her mother, Brucine Wright Rice; her father; her stepfather; two sisters, Wilma Imbodien and Barbara Jean Russell; one brother, Raymond D. Wright Jr.; and one great-grandson.
Surviving are three daughters, Janet K. (Dave) Lantz of LaPorte, Charlene (Jon) Rush of Bradenton, Fla., and Celia (Scott) Herod of New Carlisle; two sons, Arthur E. (Joyce) Sr. of Rolling Prairie and Richard L. (Terrie) of Three Oaks, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral for Mr. Wilson W. Evans, 85, of 307 E. Michigan St., PO Box 296, Rolling Prairie, will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Haverstock Funeral Home with Revs. David Tripp and Andrew Martin officiating. He died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at 9:15 p.m. at his home.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m., when a Lions Club memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., and Monday from 8 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in Rolling Prairie Cemetery with a military service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church or St. Joseph County Hospice, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.
He was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Shoals, Ind., to George and Alice (Winiger) Evans and has lived in the Rolling Prairie area since 1952.
Mr. Evans retired in 1983 as an electrician from LaPorte Farm Bureau Co-op Association after eight years of service. He was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, Lions Club of Rolling Prairie and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9423 of Rolling Prairie. He attended Shoals High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the EAME Theater and Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
On Oct. 7, 1945, in Shoals, he married Winifred A. Poindexter, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Charlie of LaPorte, Fred of Rolling Prairie and Steve of Southlake, Texas; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ida and Isma; and four brothers, Cressy, Walter, George and Gerald.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Flossie, Ocie, Lois and Lilian, and one brother, Charles.
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Mrs. Margaret Mabel Clark, 1913-2005
92, of 220 E. Dunn Rd., New Carlisle, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at Miller's Merry Manor, New Carlisle.
She was born May 4, 1913, in LaPorte to Oscar and Charlotte (Morehead) Swanson, moving to South Bend in 1986.
Mrs. Clark was a homemaker and had been a seamstress with Levine's Boston Store in LaPorte for 10 years. She was a 4-H leader and a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, East Galena Extension Homemakers, active member of the Democratic Party in Galena Township, and, when she moved to South Bend, became a member of the St. Joseph County Women's Democratic Club. She enjoyed knitting afghans for the family while watching for a Cubs win and a Notre Dame victory, watching Bulls basketball and Bears football, and attending high school basketball games with her children.
On July 8, 1931, in LaPorte, she married William Carl "Bill" Clark, who died Feb. 24, 1978.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Florence Downing; one brother, J. William Swanson; and foster brother, Edward Kenney.
Surviving are four daughters, Charlotte (Robert) Miller of Boonville, Ind., Mary J. (Jim) Reese of Holbrook, Ariz., Corrine "Connie" (Wes) Humphrey of Globe, Ariz., and Margaret "Peg" McGilvra of South Bend; 13 grandchildren,
Ron and Cathy Miller, Linda LeMasters, David and Christine Reese, Rebecca Young, Lorinda Ohnesorge, Lisa Blackford, Michael, James, Christopher and Jonathan Krause, and Kellie McGilvra; 22 great-grandchildren;
and seven great-great-grandchildren.
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