ROLLING PRAIRIE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

                                                                     Rev. David H. Tripp
                                                                      March 4, 1940 - Dec. 16, 2007

, 67, of Rolling Prairie, Ind., died 5:10 a.m. Sunday, December 16, 2007, in LaPorte Hospital, La Porte, Ind. He was born March 4, 1940, in Lambeth, London, England and adopted by the late Roger Tripp and late Alma (Ellis) Tripp. He had lived in Northern Indiana since 1991, coming from England. Rev. Tripp received a BA Degree from Cambridge University (Gorville and Caius College), and his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds. He taught at Lincoln Theological College, Queen's College, Birmingham, England, The University of Notre Dame, and The Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. While with the Methodist Church of Great Britain, he was a circuit minister from 1966 - 1988 and a superintendent minister from 1988 - 1991. From 1991 to the present he served three churches in the United Methodist North Indiana Conference and, most recently, the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. He was an Honorary Priest - Vicar of Lincoln Cathedral and a long-time member of Societas Liturgica. He served on the British Methodist Faith and Order Committee; Lincoln Diocesan Liturgical Committee; British Council of Churches, Study Commission on Trinitarian Doctrine, North Indiana Conference United Methodist Church Archive Committee. He was the author of Renewal of the Covenant in the Methodist Tradition, Published in 1969 in London and editor of Calvin Washington Ruter's Brief Sketch of his Life and Itinerant Labors, which will be published in 2008 by DePauw University. He wrote portions of many books and authored numerous articles for The Church. On July 18, 1988, in Lincoln, England, he married Diane Karay who survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Rachel D'Alessandro (Denis Wilkinson) of Lincoln, England; son, Jonathan Tripp (Justine Hughes) of Cambridge, England; six grandchildren, Morgan, Arianne, Chloe, Cai, Saffron and Charley; and a brother, Alan Tripp of Formby, England. Arrangements are being handled by Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2007, in the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be at First United Methodist Church of LaPorte at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2007, Bishop Michael Coyner, Rev Robert Dexter, Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Wainwright and Rev Michelle Cobb officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Black College Fund, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 340007, Nashville, TN 37203-0007 or to the family of Rev. David Tripp, in care of the Haverstock Funeral Home, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN. 46350.


Mrs. Lavonne Mae Lange,   age 90, of Rolling Prairie, Ind., died Monday, October 6, 2008, at LaPorte Hospital in La Porte, Ind. She lived most of her life in the Rolling Prairie, Ind. area, moving from Illinois at the age of 2.

She was born on July 28, 1918 in Buckingham, Illinois to the late Clinton A. Williams and the late Edith Markham Williams.

Mrs. Lange was employed by Adams Comfort Engineering as an office manager, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. She was a Past President of the Rolling Prairie Lionettes and member of the United Methodist Women and the Rolling Prairie Business and Community Group.

On June 6, 1939 in Rolling Prairie, Indiana, she married Raymond H. Lange, who preceded, in death.

She is survived by her; Two Sons, R. Howard Lange of Indianapolis, Ind., Thomas C. Bonnie Lange of Columbus, Ind.; Two Grandchildren, Melissa Lange and Thomas C. Lange.

She is preceded in death by her; Mother, Mrs. Edith Markham Williams; Father, Mr. Clinton A. Williams; Husband, Raymond H. Lange; One Sister, Elizabeth "Sally" Peterson and Two Brothers, Everett C. Williams, Raymond A. Williams. 

Arrangements are being handled by Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, Ind. where the family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, October 9, 2008, and on Friday, October 10, 2008 at the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church from 9:30 AM, until time of service. 

Funeral service will be at Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church at 10:30 AM Friday, October 10, 2008, with Rev. Dorothy Jones, officiating. Interment will be at Rolling Prairie Cemetery in Rolling Prairie, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church 3376 E. US Highway 20, Rolling Prairie, and Ind. 46371

 

                                                                     Chancy Barnes
                                                                       1914-2006



Mr. Chancy E. Barnes, 91, of 173 Regency Parkway, LaPorte, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at 11:50 a.m. at Sterling House, Valparaiso.

He was born Oct. 31, 1914, in LaPorte to Clarence L. and Florence Mae (Keener) Barnes, and had lived in the LaPorte area most of his life.

Mr. Barnes was assistant vice president at Citizens Bank for 11 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. He held several offices in the Valparaiso, LaPorte and Rolling Prairie Lions Clubs, was past deputy district governor of District 25 A, and was a member of Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. He had served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in California for six months during World War II, building roads and other structures stateside.

On June 7, 1936, in LaPorte, he married Cleo Wallace, who died May 2, 1998.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Kay Darlene MacInnis; two sisters, Gladys Swan and Idabelle Robinson; and three brothers, Keith, Earl and Richard Barnes.

Surviving are one daughter, Amelia Ruth Gingerich of Valparaiso; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

A private family graveside service will be held at Graceland Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum, Valparaiso, on Wednesday with Rev. David Tripp officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

2009           2009          2009          2009        2009      2009 

                                Mr. Ralph Emerson Cain,     1933 - 2007


74, of Rolling Prairie, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at 11:07 a.m. at his home.

He was born June 11, 1933, in Francesville, Ind., to Martin Ray and Martha Marie (Waymire) Cain.

Mr. Cain retired as a custodian from New Prairie High School with 27 years of service. He was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, Rolling Prairie Masonic Lodge, La Porte and New Carlisle Order of Eastern Star, and Rolling Prairie VFW. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.

On May 3, 1953, he married Donna Houser, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Pamela Burkus of Hampton, Va., and Susan (Edward) Turner of Hamlet; one son, Richard (Lisa) of Argos, Ind.; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Morris Ray Cain of La Porte and Raymond Page of Monon, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Margery Steel, Ida Quaisbrath and Virginia Stepp; and two brothers, Homer Cain and Eugene Page.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Cutler Funeral Home, La Porte. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in Rolling Prairie Cemetery with full military honors.

                                                           Eloise A. Williamson          1919 - 2009


89, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, died Tuesday July 21, 2009 at La Porte Hospital in La Porte, IN.

She was born August 15, 1919 in LaPorte, Indiana, the daughter of Merle Nickerson and Rachel Bennitt Nickerson.

Eloise was a homemaker. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Rolling Prairie, and a member of the Lionette's Club. Eloise enjoyed spending time with her family, she also, loved gardening and enjoyed cleaning.

On October 5, 1939, in LaPorte, IN, she married Lee H. Williamson who preceded her in death December 21, 1989.

She is survived by her son, Jim (Glenna) Williamson of New Carlisle, IN; daughter, Pat Stayton of Nashville, TN.; six grandchildren, Doug Williamson, Brian Williamson, Allen Williamson, Mickey Williams, Tracey Hunt, Beth Stayton; thirteen great-grandchildren and One great great-grandchild.

Eloise was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Robert Nickerson.

Arrangements are being handled by Haverstock Funeral Home, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, Ind. where the family will receive friends Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Friday, July 24, 2009 from 9:00 am, until time of service. Services will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., Friday July 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Dorothy Jones officiating.

                                                              Margaret Ulrich, 1924-2009

84, of Rolling Prairie, IN, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at LaPorte Hospital.

   She was born Dec. 10, 1924, in LaPorte, the daughter of Gerald M. McCarty and Laura (Bell) McCarty.
   Margaret worked as a secretary/treasurer for the New Prairie School System. She was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, Christian Women’s Association, Red Hatters Society and Best Years Group. She was a former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Margaret dearly loved her family, and was deeply loved in return.
   On June 5, 1943, in Rolling Prairie, she married Ward Ulrich, who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2004.
   She is survived by her daughter, Kathie Smith of Sacramento, CA; two granddaughters, Paige (Egan) Cheong of Pacifica, CA, and Tracy (Scott) deRyk of Colorado Springs, CO; three great-grandchildren, Riley deRyk, Emma deRyk and Olivia Cheong; and two sisters, Lois Wildfong and Pat Mangus, both of Union Mills, IN.

   Besides her husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty Vogel, and two brothers, Raymond McCarty and Gerald J. McCarty.

   The family will receive friends at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, on Thursday, April 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday, May 1, from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steven Laue officiating. Burial of ashes will be in Union Mills Cemetery at a later date.

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.

Anonymous

                                                 Wyburn Harris        1915-2006

 90, of Buchanan, Mich., and formerly of LaPorte County, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at 1:22 a.m. LaPorte County time at Lakeland Hospital, Niles, Mich.

He was born Oct. 20, 1915, in LaPorte to Ralph and Blanch Harris, and had lived in Buchanan since 1988.

Mr. Harris had been in the restaurant business in New Carlisle. He was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church and Farm Bureau. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

On July 17, 1938, in LaPorte, he married Lenora Fritzen, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Carol (Michael) Downs of South Bend; one son, Harold (Teresa) of Tremont, Ill.; two grandchildren, Kelly Hartman and Scott Harris; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nedra Huge of Walkerton.

His parents preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 3 p.m. LaPorte County time at Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

1976

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.

                                                                        Charles Wheatbrook,

                                                                             1925-2009
84, of Rolling Prairie, IN, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at LaPorte Hospital.

   He was born Sept. 30, 1925, in LaPorte, the son of Charles Sr. and Eliza (McNeal) Wheatbrook.

   Charles was the owner and operator of Wheatbrook Home Center for 64 years before retiring in 2007. His business was his life. He was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. Charles had received the Sagamore of the Wabash from the State of Indiana. He was a charter member of the Kankakee Township Volunteer Fire Department, serving for 63 years and and serving as assistant fire chief for 20 years. He was a member of the Lions Club and Gleaners. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He enjoyed boating, golfing and traveling all over the world.

   On Sept. 30, 1945, in LaPorte, he married Dorothy L. Reese, who survives.

   He is also survived by his three sons, Thomas (Jackie) Wheatbrook of Rolling Prairie, Daniel (Rita) Wheatbrook of LaPorte and Timothy (Paula) Wheatbrook of Rolling Prairie; six grandchildren, Kevin (Nicole) Wheatbrook, Suzanne (Ted) Jarka, Alieshia (Steve) Marvel, Todd Wheatbrook, Derek (Kelley) Williams, and Ryan Williams; and 11 great-grandchildren.

   Charles was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and five sisters.

   The family will receive friends at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, on Monday, Dec. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m., and at Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dorothy Jones officiating. 

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

                                         Mr. Robert L. Nickerson,      1923 - 2007


age 83, of Rolling Prairie, Ind., died 6:30 AM Saturday, February 10, 2007, at his residence in Rolling Prairie, Ind. 

He was born march 25, 1923 in Rolling Prairie, Ind. to late Merle Nickerson and the late Rachel Bennitt Nickerson. He has been a lifelong resident of the Rolling Prairie area.

Mr. Nickerson was employed by Modine Mfg. for 42 years and retired in 1985. He was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. He has held many positions over the years at the church, Past Member of the Rolling Prairie Lions Club. He loved gardening, working in his yard and watching birds. He was a Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame Fan; he enjoyed sports of all kinds.

On March 25, 1943 in Rolling Prairie, Ind. he married Barbara Reese who survives.

He is also survived by his Two Daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Webb of La Porte, Ind., Mrs. Dottie Jim Davis of La Porte, Ind.; One Son, Mr. Terry Joann Nickerson of Rolling Prairie, Ind.; Seven grandchildren Kathryn Austin, David Armstrong, Tonya Nickerson, Troy Nickerson, Amanda Sherrick, Sarah Huff, Andrew Davis; Thirteen great-grandchildren; Two Sisters, Mrs. Eloise Williamson of Rolling Prairie, Ind., Mrs. Ruth Stombaugh of South Bend, Ind.; and One Brother, Mr. Richard Nickerson of Rolling Prairie, Ind.

Arrangements are being handled by Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, Ind., where the family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, February 12, 2007 and Tuesday from 9:30 until time of the service. Funeral service will be at Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc. at 10:30 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2007, Rev. David Tripp officiating. Interment will be at Rolling Prairie Cemetery in Rolling Prairie, Ind.

  2006          2006          2006         2006         2006         2006

2007           2007          2007          2007        2007      2007 

  2008          2008          2008        2008         2008         2008

Gladys McCleland  went home to be with Jesus Dec 14, 2008


Mrs. Gladys E. McCleland, age 91, of Rolling Prairie, Ind., died Sunday, December 14, 2008, at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle, Ind. 

She was born March 16, 1917 in South Bend, Ind. to the late Christopher Troeger and the late Emma Hedman Troeger. She has lived in the Rolling Prairie area since 1944 coming from South Bend, Ind.

Mrs. McCleland was employed by Wilson Brother in South Bend, The Rolling Prairie Library, Whirlpool, and then retired from New Prairie School Corp. and was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church.

She was also a member of United Methodist Women and Best Years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.

On November 15, 1941 in South Bend, Ind. she married Farrell Nile McCleland who preceded in death March 7, 1969.

She is survived by her; One Daughter, Karen Ben Rison of La Porte, Ind 
Three Sons, Robert Connie McCleland of Lynnville, Ind.; Michael Paula McCleland of La Porte, Ind., , Gary Pat McCleland of Niles, Mich.; Nineteen grandchildren; Twenty One great-grandchildren; Three great-great grandchildren; and One Sister, Carmen Mitchell of South Bend, Ind.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, James McCleland; granddaughter, Rayna Rison; one sister and two brothers.

Arrangements are being handled by Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, Ind., where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, December 17, 2008

and at the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church from noon Thursday until time of the service. Funeral service will be at Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church at 1:30 PM Thursday, December 18, 2008,

Rev. Dorothy Jones officiating. Interment will be at Rolling Prairie Cemetery in Rolling Prairie, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church or the Rayna Rison Scholarship fund.