ROLLING PRAIRIE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

                                                                                       James Elwood Mangold,

                                                                                                                                   1932 - 2014

82, of Rolling Prairie, IN, died peacefully at 10:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 24, 1932, in LaPorte to Floyd and Lotus (Brewer) Mangold.

James retired from Modine Manufacturing Company, LaPorte, after 30 years of service. He was a graduate of Rolling Prairie High School and attended Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church. James enjoyed farming, fishing, watching basketball and baseball, and cheering on the Colts. He also loved being a sports fan of his children and grandchildren.

On Nov. 13, 1950, in Lawrenceburg, IN, he married the love of his life, Shirley (Kleine) Mangold, who survives.

Also surviving are his son, Tim Mangold of Rolling Prairie; three daughters, Janet Mangold of Martinsville, VA, and Kathy (Andy) Baich and Marty (Jeff) Orr, both of Rolling Prairie; seven grandchildren, James H. (Aron) Mangold of LaPorte, Nick Mangold of Texas, Doug Orr of Rolling Prairie, Angie Elijah and Mindi Miller, both of Florida, Tina Baich of Indianapolis, and Kristy Miller of Michigan City, IN; nine great-grandchildren, Billy Elijah, Josh, Jeff and Isaac Miller, Jayden and Landen Mangold, and Jessie, Amber and Faith Miller; two brothers, Max of New Carlisle, IN, and Dan (Pam) of LaPorte; one sister, Carol (Walt) Sikora of LaPorte; brother-in-law, Eugene Klute of Rolling Prairie; and close family friend, Sandy Johnson of Rolling Prairie.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Dianna Miller; one brother, Franklin; one sister, Mary Ellen Klute; and his stepfather, James Boniface.

A funeral celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, with Pastor Debbie Beason officiating. 

                                                                Paul E. Nelson,

                                                                 1923 - 2014

90, of LaPorte, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Naperville, IL.

He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in LaPorte to Samuel and Mabel (Swanson) Nelson.

Paul was a retired machinist from Allis-Chalmers, LaPorte. He was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church and a 1941 graduate of Rolling Prairie High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in North Africa and Sicily during World War II.

On June 19, 1948, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in LaPorte, he married Marilyn Pankowski, who preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Barbara Nelson Kariger; and two brothers, Willard and Raymond Nelson.

Surviving are his son, Donald (Traci) Nelson of Naperville, IL; six grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Melissa and Megan Kariger and Zachary and Danielle Nelson; and son-in-law, George Kariger.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church with Pastor Debbie K. Beason officiating. Visitation will be at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, on Tuesday, April 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Burial with full military honors will follow the service at Rolling Prairie Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, 3444 E. U.S. 20, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371.

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.

                                                                                     Mr. Ralph E. Everill,

                                                                                                   1937 - 2014

76, of Rolling Prairie, IN, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Center for Hospice Care in South Bend, IN.

He was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Woodstock, IL, to Kelsey and Ruth (Padgett) Everill.

Ralph worked in security for Whirlpool, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church for over 50 years and was a United Methodist Church lay leader. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during peacetime on the USS Yorktown. He was a member of the American Legion of New Carlisle and a LaPorte County Lake Patrol member. He was a volunteer chaplain for LaPorte Hospital. Ralph enjoyed photography and spending time with his “coffee buddies.” He especially enjoyed traveling the world and went on five cruises with his wife.

On Oct. 10, 1959, in Rolling Prairie, he married Myrna (Hunt) Everill, who survives.

He is also survived by three daughters, Cheri (David) Ringer of Plymouth, IN, Linnaea (John) Arford of Fort Wayne, IN, and Pamela (Kevin) Dixon of New Carlisle, IN; three grandchildren, Lisa Tucker of Rolling Prairie, Ainee Ringer of Plymouth and Mackenzie Arford of Fort Wayne; and brother, Bill Everill of Jacksonville, FL.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Everill; and three grandchildren, Madelyn Arford, Angela Tucker and Jonathan Tucker.

A memorial service will be held at Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church on Monday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Debbie K. Beason officiating. Cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes will take place in Rolling Prairie Cemetery at a later date. Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, 3444 U.S. 20, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371.

Jerre Anne Deutscher 
September 7, 1931-August 31, 2014

Mrs. Jerre Anne Deutscher, 82, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, died Sunday August 31, 2014 at Franciscan Communities Hospice in MIchigan City, IN.

She was born September 7, 1931 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Lawrence Blankenship and Violet (Randolph) Blankenship.

Jerre worked as a office clerk/receptionist for LaPorte 'I" St. Clinic. She supported 4-H, her children were members for 20+ years, she assisted with the farming, and supported her children

in their school actitivites. Jerre enjoyed sewing, traveling with childhood friends, bowling, and story/joke telling and she loved her maltese "Tucker".

On November 25, 1949, in Michigan City, IN, she married Henry W. Deutscher who preceded in death September 28, 1995.

She is survived by her three daughters, Gayle Leslie Argenzio of La Porte, IN, Jean (Ken) Miller of Carmel, IN, Sharon (Bud Will) McGuire of La Porte, IN; three sons, Bill (Lisa) Deutscher of Rolling Prairie, IN, Roy (Cindy) Deutscher of Rolling Prairie, IN, Rodney Zeedyk of BirminghamAL; fifteen grandchildren, Michael (Dawn) Miller, Jeff Miller, Faye (David) Adams, Tom (April) Argenzio, Ty McGuire, Scott (Kara) McGuire, Joshua Deutscher, Lindsey Deutscher, Ashley (Rich) Kroeger, Todd Deutscher, Erica (Mike) Burcham, Kryie (Tim) Gielow, Kayla Robinson, Zach Blakeman, Marissa Blakeman; fifteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren, and one brother, William R. (Jeanene) Blankenship of Fort Myers, FL. 

Jerre was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Robert Blankenship.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Thursday, September 4, 2014 10:00 am until time of the service. A life celebration will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., Thursday September 4, 2014 at 11:00 am with Pastor Pam Paske, officiating. Interment will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Mill Creek, Indiana.

Your life was full of loving deeds 
Forever thoughtful of our special needs 
Today and tomorrow our whole life through 
We will always love and cherish you
Anonymous

                                                        Doris A. Strakowski,

                                                                  1930 - 2014                             

84, of LaPorte, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at her home.

She was born April 21, 1930, in LaPorte to Orrie O. and Mable Irene (Taylor) Menke.

Doris had worked in shipping and receiving for Interstate Industries. She was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church and the Leukemia Foundation. She loved to play bingo. Doris volunteered for many years at the Center Township voting polls. She especially loved her family, who wants to thank Samantha McKiel for caring for Doris.

On Dec. 30, 1950, in LaPorte, she married Walter A. Strakowski, who preceded her in death May 5, 2011.

Doris was also preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Vera Greenleaf, Margaret Nowfel, Betty Krause and Jean Strzalkowski.

She is survived by her daughter, Cathy A. Reese of LaPorte; two brothers, Richard (Sharon) Menke of Michigan City, IN, and Ronald (Penny) Menke of LaPorte; a sister, Alice (Dana) Achor of Fort Wayne, IN; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and Samantha McKiel of LaPorte, who was her caregiver.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation will take place. Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 187, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371.

Claude C. Galloway, 82, of Rolling Prairie, IN, died Feb. 23, 2014, at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.

He was born March 27, 1931, in LaPorte County to Jesse and Ada (Stanage) Galloway.

Claude worked as a machinist for Allis-Chalmers and retired from Peters & Marske. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors. Claude loved his grandchildren and great-granddaughter. He was a 32 Degree Master Mason and a member of Excelsior Lodge 41, LaPorte. Claude will be remembered as a man of love and integrity, a leader and a friend. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

On Aug. 23, 1952, in Pinhook, IN, he married the love of his life, Constance (Grinstead) Galloway. Together they celebrated 62 years of marriage. She survives.

Also surviving are his beloved children: son, Dennis (Theresa) Galloway of LaPorte; daughter, Tina (John) Zimmerman of Fishers, IN; daughter-in-law, Kathy Galloway of Columbus, GA; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer (Brett) Nunley, Jason Galloway, Jacob Galloway, Kyle (Becky) Galloway, Chad Galloway, John (Rachel) Zimmerman, Katie (Bryan) Wilson, Michael Zimmerman, Mary Zimmerman, Sarah Zimmerman, and Joseph Zimmerman; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Nunley; brothers, Richard Galloway and Gene Galloway, both of LaPorte; and sisters, Mary Ingole of Granger, IN, and Nancy Bush of Wisconsin.

Claude was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Galloway; grandson, Luke Galloway; and brothers, Carl, Jesse, Ed, Marion, Jack, Joe, and Chuck Galloway.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, with Rev. Carl Galloway officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will take place following the service at Rolling Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, 350 E. U.S. 20, PO Box 187, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371.

                                                                     Vernon Elmer “Jim” Laue,

                                                                               ​                        1931 - 2014

82, of LaPorte, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.

He was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Randolph, WI, to Elmer Carl William and Minnie (Bahr) Laue.

Vernon worked as an administrator for the Indiana Department of Correction. He was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church and his local Parkinson’s support group. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean War, and was stationed in England for three years. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and worked as a banker for several years in Rolling Prairie. He and his family were part owners of a golf course in New Carlisle between his years as a banker and a correction officer. Vernon was a lifelong Packers and Cubs fan and a recent Brewers fan. He enjoyed fishing at his cabin in Eagle River WI, painting, drawing, and most of all being with friends and family. His greatest passion was his family, whom he loved more than anything.

On Sept. 3, 1955, in Beaver Dam, WI, he married Miriam “Sue” Gail Larson, who survives.

Also surviving are his beloved children, Steve (Pam) Laue of LaPorte, Stuart (Sandra) Laue of Henderson, NV, and Karen (Jeff) Drudi of Traverse City, MI; six grandchildren, Eric Laue of Milwaukee, WI, Kristin Laue of Alaska, Amanda Laue of LaPorte, Ian Laue of LaPorte, Sean (Mei) Laue of Surprise, AZ, and Alexa Drudi of Traverse City, MI; siblings, Kenneth (Carol) Laue and Gordon (Gwen) Laue, both of Beaver Dam, WI; sister-in-law, Minnie Laue of Beaver Dam; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Mervin Laue and Bernice Schultz; and an infant son, James Robert Laue.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church with Rev. Debbie Beason officiating. 

                                            Frances Rosemary Schuck,

                                                                            1936 - 2014

   78, of Rolling Prairie, IN, died at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, after a valiant three-year battle with cancer.

   She was born in Michigan City, IN, on May 14, 1936, to Frank and Edna Mae (Kitchenmaster) Jeschke.

   In 1957, Frances and her husband Arthur were instrumental in developing Sun Acre Fruit Farm, a local orchard that remained in business for over 60 years. Like      so many Midwestern farmers’ wives, Frances was an equal partner in building and running the farm and its daily operations. Although listed on many of her legal documents as “homemaker,” Frances was a great deal more than just that simple title. Frances balanced books, hauled fruit, and made sure the business ran on a daily basis. She also found time to raise two adoring children. Frances was known for her kindness and generosity. In retirement, Frances enjoyed traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, and dedicating her time to Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, where she was an active member. 


On Oct. 19, 1957, she married Arthur Frederick Schuck Jr., who survives.

Also surviving are her beloved children, Art F. (Karyn) Schuck III of Rolling Prairie and Carol (Mark) Schuck Dillon of Randleman, NC, as well as grandchildren, Haley and August Schuck of Rolling Prairie.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church with Pastor Deb Beason officiating.

                                              Helen E. Dale,

                                                        1918 - 2014


96, of LaPorte, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at South Bend Hospice House in South Bend, IN.

She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Wills Township, LaPorte County, to Jesse Martin Rice and Orpha Jesmine (Shaw) Rice.

Helen retired after having worked as an X-ray technician. She was a member of Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church .

On Feb. 22, 1963, in Niles, MI, she married Gordon W. Dale, who preceded her in death Aug. 12, 1977.

Her parents and one brother also preceded her in death.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A private viewing was held at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, and a graveside service was held at New Carlisle Cemetery with Pastor Debbie K. Beason officiating.