Sharon R. Dale, age 68, entered into eternal peace on Monday, June 30, 2014 at her home in Linton with her family by her side.
Sharon was born Dec. 27, 1945, the daughter of the late Cyril and Laura Weinke. She graduated from Wausau Senior High School in 1964 and worked in retail and hospitality for many years before moving to Naples, Fl.
It was there she met Bob, her husband of 19 years. Sharon and Bob moved to Wausau in Sept. 1993. She married on her 50th birthday after Bob proposed after dinner. Not only was it Sharon’s birthday, she would also get married later that day.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband Bob of Linton; her son Randy L. Will of Gleason, Wis. and his two children Randi J. Will and Danielle N. Will; her daughter Laurie A. Meyer and her children DesMariegh A. Meyer and Amanda L. Meyer; her great-granddaughter Lauralie that she cherished so much and her great-grandson Falkon that she wasn’t able to meet.
Sharon also leaves her memories with her sister Sandra (Don) Schultz and brother Steven (Karen) Weinke. Sharon had many nieces and nephews she leaves behind.
Family and Friends are invited to the visitation that will be held Thursday, July 10 at Saron United Church of Christ in Linton from 5 to 7 p.m. with the service immediately afterward. Pastor Michael Roth will officiate.
Sharon will be laid to rest in Wausau, Wis. at a later date.
The family would like to thank Sullivan Community Hospital Home Healthcare team and Southern Care team and volunteers. All of these people are truly amazing people. Bob, Randy and Laurie.
USMC Gy. Sgt. Ret. Marion F. Dickerson, age 87, of Louisville, Ky., completed his journey on earth on July 6, 2014, at the home he shared with his oldest daughter. He was a true patriot. Marion joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 in 1944. He turned 18 on board the USS Ashland LSD 1 in 1945, in the middle of the Pacific during World War II. In the 1950s, he was discharged from the Navy and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. His military career spanned the end of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired from active duty in the Marine Corps in 1968, and from the USMC Reserves in 1975. During his time in service, he received the China Service Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and National Defense Service Medal. He received the good conduct medal four times and also had the M14 Rifle Expert Marksman Badge and 45 cal pistol sharpshooter badge w/bar for the years 1960, 1962 and 1965.
Marion was preceded in death by his parents, James Alfred Thomas “Tom” Dickerson and Harriet “Hattie” Elizabeth Tribell Dickerson; brothers, Hershel, James, Johnny and Thomas Dickerson; sister, Catherine “Kate” Johnson; three sisters-in-law, Anne Dickerson, Cleo Dickerson and Jane Anne Dickerson; and brother-in-law Howard Johnson.
He has many family members who will greatly miss him — his daughters, Jeanette Melis of Louisville, and M J Stewart of Terre Haute; his grandson, James Melis and great-grandson, Devin Melis of Terre Haute; from Kennesaw, Ga., his grandson Jeremy Melis and granddaughter-in-law, Stacey Melis; great-grandchildren, Megan, Myah and Max Melis; grandson, Jason Melis and granddaughter-in-law Vickie Melis; and great-granddaughters, Aubrielle and Elliana Melis, plus one great-granddaughter who will be born later this year all of Indianapolis. He will be missed by his brother, Guy Dickerson of Clay City; and he has several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and even some great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews who will dearly miss “Uncle Marion.” Last but not least, he will be sorely missed by his faithful companion dog, “Little Sarge.”
Marion enjoyed fishing, dining out, growing roses and spending time with his dog. He collected banks and had a special bank given to him by his daughter, MJ, that he really enjoyed the noise it made.
One of his most memorable experiences during these last few years of his life was getting to go on an honor flight to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial and other memorials. This trip had so much of an impact on him that in lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contribution be made to honor flight either through their website at www.honor
flight.org or sent to Honor Flight Inc. Attn. Diane Gresse, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH, 45505.
A celebration of life will be held at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1415 North Gate Road, Madison, IN 47250 at 12:30 p.m. Friday July 11, 2014, with full Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon till time of service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials. Please join Marion’s family in sharing memories at: www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com
Markus Lee Coonce 80 of St. Bernice passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital. Mr. Coonce was born in St. Bernice on August 20, 1933 the son of the late Bert and Lillian Coonce. Mr. Coonce was retired from the Milwaukee Rail Road and the Indiana Department of Transportation. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marcus F. Coonce and sister, Janice Yates. Survivors include his wife of 62 years Bettie L. (Hixon) Coonce,; daughter, Terri Potter of St. Perince; son, Tony (T.J.) Coonce of St. Bernice; foster sons, Jim McDonald, Jim Wallace; grandchildren, Kenna Pearman, Kenzie Clough, Brea Wright, Tony Coonce Jr. and Brittany Coonce, Tammy Mancourt, Justin McDonald, Chris Bridges, Larry Barbour and Bronson Moody. He is also survived by 17 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (16362 N 2300th St
Chrisman, IL 61924) at 2:30 (Eastern Time) with Rev. Bill Duke Officating
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM (Eastern Time) Till time of services.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
Please join Markus’ family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com
Curtis B. Culver, 94 of Terre Haute went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Wed., July 2. Mr. Culver was born in Joppa, Illinois, the son of the late Clyde W. and Bessie E. (Oliver) Culver. Curtis was a Federal Compliance Officer for the General Services Administration. He was a minister, chaplain and missionary to Latvia, Costa Rica and helped build a youth camp in the Andes Mountains of Venezuela. He had the honor of receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash award from the governor of Indiana. He was the State President of the US Federation of Postal Workers. Curtis was an avid golfer, a private pilot and enjoyed flying his Mooney for many years. He was a WWII Army Veteran and Platoon leader who fought in the Pacific Theater.
He was preceded in death by brothers; R.D. “Johnny,” Pete and Deriel Culver, daughter, Sharon Ann Oliver and son, Robert L. “Bobby” Culver. Survivors include his wife, Lorena M. (Anderson) Culver; sons, Curtis Dean Culver, Zachary C. (Ellen) McCullough, Jacob D. (Christy) McCullough all of Terre Haute and Curtis B. (Linsay) Culver II of Boise, ID; 24 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He had some special friends; Ed Heesaker, Dale West and Bill Combs.
A celebration of life will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 12:00 Noon at Calvary Temple (2100 N. 6 1/2 St.) with Pastor Kyle Andrews officiating. Burial will follow services at Roselawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 Noon.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials. Please join Curtis’ family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com
BOBBY (Bob) J. SAMM, 75 of Terre Haute passed away from lung cancer and a long battle with vascular dementia, surrounded by loved ones at home on May 29, 2014.
Bob was born on December 3, 1938 in Sullivan County. Son of Claude and Geneva (Gene) Clouse Samm. He graduated class of 1956 from Hymera High School.
He played high school basketball. He attended Indiana University. He served in the Air Force for 4 years. He became a union electrician and worked in the Motion Picture Industry in CA for over 25 years and retired from Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA.
He was preceded in death by both parents and older brother Denver Samm.
Survivors include his wife of 16 + yrs., Dian Samm. Siblings Sue Tryon of Lyford, Christine Samm of Terre Haute, Mike Samm, wife Penny of Houston, TX. Children Sherry Samm, husband Steve Prevedello of Topeka, KS, Step-children Travis Medlin, wife Sarah. Sean Taylor, wife Becky. Kristin Medlin. Logan Chaney, significant other Brad Bunten, all in IN.
Five grandchildren Ronnie Lee Slack, wife Stephanie. Shiloh Holifield, Skyler Holifield, Elias Michael Blakley, Gracie Rose.
Two great-grand sons, Julian Lee and Kasen Ray
And several nieces and nephews.
Bob enjoyed bowling, golfing and IU basketball, and his beloved dogs.
A Memorial Service will be held for family and close friends to honor Bobby at his home on Saturday July 12, at 6:00pm military honors at 7pm, service concluding at 7:30.
Directions: North on Miami Garden St from the 40 / 340 intersection. Fifth drive on east side of street.
The family would like to give a special thanks to GENTIVA HOSPICE and COMFORT KEEPERS for helping give excellent care for Bobby in his final days.
Deverann Burkins 63, of Terre Haute went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Deverann was born in Terre Haute the daughter of Catherine E. (Rudd) Hayden. Her beloved husband, James A. Burkins; preceded her in death; Step-Father, William J. Hayden and sister, Carolyn Crawford. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved mother, Catherine E. Hayden; loving children, Antwan Rudd, Lloyd Rudd and Deborah K. Sandifer all of Terre Haute. Mrs. Burkins is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, siblings; Lester (Julie) Cohen of Terre Haute, Trent (Valerie) Hart of Smyrna, TN, Derrick Hart of Indianapolis, Rachel Brewer of Milwaukee, WI, Dedra (Rev. Ronald) Tyler of Terre Haute; uncle Will Kelly of Terre Haute; sister in law, Delores Cunningham of Sturgis, KY and a host of Nieces, Nephews and Friends.
A celebration of life will be held 1:00PM Saturday, July 5th at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church (1000 South 15th Street Terre Haute) with Minister Ronnie Burkins officiating . The family will receive friends one half hour prior to services.
Deverann’s Family would like to thank Dr. Puchalapalli, the staff of Terre Haute Regional Hospital and Southern Care Hospice for the excellent care that they provided.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
Please join Deverann’s family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com
Charles R. Travis 61, of Terre Haute went home to be with the Lord on May 14, 2014. Charles was born in Brazil, Indiana on January 13, 1953 the son of the late Robert L. and Patricia L. (Spear) Travis. Mr. Travis had several sales positions through out his life. He is survived by cousins; Rita Girton of Brazil, and Janett Ryan of Fernandina Beach, Florida. A celebration of life will be held Monday , June 30 7:00 PM at Clearview Cemetery with Rev. Fr. John Holowell officiating . Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials. Please join Charles’s family in sharing memories at www.simplecremationsandburials.com
Alonzo Balach, 89, of Blanford died June 17, 2014 at Vermillion Convalescent Center. He was the owner-operator of Balach Brothers. Born in Blanford on November 19, 1924, he was the son of George and Myrtle (Jackson) Balach. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 42 years, Mary; siblings; Junior Balach, Steve Balach, Mele Balach and Rose Balach. Alonzo is survived by his sister; Dorothy (Ernie) Gillio of Clinton, nieces Carolyn Gillio of Clinton and Lisa Hale of San Diego, CA ; nephews Mark Balach of Noblesville, Dean Balach of Cypress Inn, TN and Lee Gillio of Lake Alfred, FL; sisters-in-law Hazel Balach of Delta, PA and Irma Balach of Dana; and several great-nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM at Simple Cremations and Burials Celebration of Life Center, 459 North 9th Street with Rev. Bob Howard officiating. Burial will take place at Gorton Cemetery in Jacksonville. Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials. Please join Alonzo’s family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com