Funeral Service – Memorial Memories Tue, 28 Jun 2022 00:38:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Funeral Service – Memorial Memories 32 32 Marie F. Sikking Obituary – The Daily Journal Tue, 28 Jun 2022 00:38:01 +0000

Marie F. Sikking, 85, of Vineland, NJ, entered eternal peace on June 24, 2022. Marie was born on June 6, 1937 in Vineland to the late Lawrence and Sophia (Granato) Marandino. Marie was built alongside her husband and ran the Sikking Wholesale Flower Farm for over 50 years. She has been an active member of her church all her life. Serve on numerous committees and as Eucharist and Hospitality Ministers. Marie was an avid baker and won $25,000 in a national baking contest for her Hawaiian pineapple pie. Marie was passed away at the age of 61 by her loving, devoted husband Neil. She is deceased along with her husband and parents by their son Robert. Marie is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Sandra and Robert Lamcken, and Diana and Joe Kurtz; and her daughter Karan Melini and her fiancé Mike Mohr; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Joe Tucciarone, Gino and Candace Pagano, Courtney Bullock and Jimmy and Kelly Melini; eight great-grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law Jack and Theresa Marandino, Joe and Joan Marandino, and Larry and Kim Marandino; and her sister Delores Byer, as well as many close nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her unwavering faith in God sustained her in everything she did. She found peace in the Lord and being in the Church always brought out her infectious smile. On Thursday, June 30, 2022, there will be a church visitation from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 12:00 p.m. in the parish of Our Lady of the Most Holy Sacrament. St. Michael’s Church, 504 S. West Ave., Minotola. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Victories Cemetery in Landisville. ORDERS are under the authority of the Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360. Memorial donations may be made to: the Alzheimer’s Association (225 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17 Chicago IL 60601); Autism Speaks (216 N. Haddon Ave., #403 Westmont, NJ 08107); and/or Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, Church of St. Michael, 104 Catawba Avenue, Newfield, NJ 08344. To send online condolences, please visit our website at

Posted June 27, 2022

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Obituary for James “Jim” G. Nicholas Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:09:01 +0000

Jim Nicholas, 83, went unto the Lord on June 23, 2022 after a year and a half of courageous struggle. He was born in Akron on October 8, 1938 to the late William and Elizabeth Nicholas and lived there all his life. Jim graduated from East High School in 1956 and retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1996 after building tires and air springs and eventually working in the Banbury area.

After retirement, Jim loved to travel with his wife Catherine on many adventures around the country and abroad through the AAA Akron Travel Club. When Jim was not traveling he could be found at the golf course from March to the end of October as he was an avid golfer. Jim planned everything related to his golf plan over the summer. When he wasn’t playing golf, he was tending his lawn. Jim was known in the neighborhood for his “award winning” lawn with no weeds and perfectly cut grass. And in the evenings he would sit outside on the porch of the house and read a book while becoming addicted to James Patterson novels.

Jim showed his family what it means to work hard and reap the rewards of your labour. He showed his kids that you never call someone to do what you could do yourself. He told his kids that when they could do the work around the house, when they were done, they could sit back and enjoy the results when they finished. He was right.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his in-laws, John and Lillian Riley. Jim is survived by his loving wife Catherine, who was 61; son, James, Jr. (Roberta); daughter, Debra (Steven) Romanowski; grandchildren, Cassandra and Justin (Nora) Nicholas and Paige Romanowski; sisters, Pauline Tinker and Marlene (Cliff) Baker; brothers, Jack (Linda) and Nick (Lynda) Nicholas; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319, conducted by Rev. Sue Roseman. Family and friends can call the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. The burial takes place in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial donations can be made on Jim’s behalf to the Summa Health Foundation, for the Summa Hospice, PO Box 2090, Akron, Ohio 44398-6153. To leave a special message for the family, visit our website at


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Posted June 25, 2022

Published in the Akron Beacon Journal

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June 28, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m


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Wanda Buchanan Obituary – The Hawk Eye Thu, 23 Jun 2022 22:54:31 +0000

Wanda M. Buchanan, 94, of Burlington, died Monday, June 13, 2022 at OakView Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Burlington.

She was born on November 6, 1927 in Osceola, IA to Claude F. and Ethel B. Ashby Clark. On October 18, 1947, she married Carl W. Buchanan in Burlington. He died on September 17, 1992.

She was a 1945 graduate of Burlington High School.

Wanda started out as a clerk at Neissner, then worked for Burlington Instrument Co and also tested tubes at Sylvania. She later served as secretary for Trinity Lutheran Church for 20 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Wanda was also a member of the Mr. & Mrs. Club, the Ruth Zartman Circle, and NARFE (National Alliance of Retired Federal Employees). She enjoyed dancing and playing bridge, which she played in several bridge clubs for over 60 years.

Survivors include their son Randy A. (Muriel) Buchanan of Estes Park, CO; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and her caretaker and friend Cheryl (Dale) Vickstrom from Burlington.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Juanita Connell.

The cremation was entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematorium.

The funeral service for Mrs. Buchanan will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Aspen Grove Cemetery, with the Reverend Ryan Cosgrove officiating.

A memorial was erected for the Des Moines County Humane Society.

Prugh Funeral Service is making the arrangements.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Wanda’s obituary at

Posted June 23, 2022

Published in The Hawk Eye

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Aspen Grove Cemetery Burlington, Iowa

June 28, 2022 at 10:30 am

Paul R. Buchner Obituary – Fond du Lac Reporter Wed, 22 Jun 2022 04:58:12 +0000

Paul R. Buchner, 82, of Fond du Lac, died Sunday June 5, 2022 at the Crossroads Care Center. He was born on September 26, 1939 in Manitowoc to Joseph and Lorraine (Dubey) Buchner. In 1957, Paul enlisted in the US Navy and served until 1960. On August 19, 1961, he married Sandra L. Hronek in Manitowoc. She preceded him in death on December 2, 2015. In 1967 Paul moved his family to Fond du Lac for his job at Mercury Marine. He retired in 2002 after working there for 34 years. In 2004, Paul came out of retirement and began working at Badger State Auto Auction where he would drive vehicles for the next 7 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in his favorite place: up north on his ten wooded acres. There, Paul always said, “Life doesn’t get any better than this.” He was also a member of Eagles Aerie #270 for the last 17 years. Those who survived include his three children Tina (Mark) Rabe of Fond du Lac, Todd of Campbellsport and Chris; his three “honored children”, Judy and Terry Rentmeister, and Tony (Peggy) Soll; three grandchildren, Barb (John) Goldapske from Fond du Lac, Shane (Gail) Rabe from Oshkosh and Amy Jo (Scott) Beck from Ripon; nine-level great-grandchildren, Kaden, Hunter, Madysyn and Caleb Goldapske, Landon Rabe, Emmersyn, Brecken and Greysen Beck; four “honorary” grandchildren, Gina (Glenn) Buelow, TJ (Kelly) Rentmeister, Jacob and Benjamin Soll; five “voluntary” great-grandchildren, Logan, Isabella, and Landon Buelow, and Lily and Holly Rentmeister; a sister, Sandra (Frank) Demell; and a brother, Thomas (Cathy) Buchner. Additionally, he is survived by nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends, including his special friends from Breakfast at Boda’s and his card club. as well as his special friends from up north, Dick (Barb) Guerts and Ken (Mary) Bernarde. His parents and wife preceded him in death; a sister and two brothers; a step-great grandson, Dakota Goldapske; and special friend Jack Guell, who loved going up north with him. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Uecker-Witt funeral home. After the gathering, military burial honors will be awarded by the US Navy. At Paul’s request, no funeral service will be held. The cremation has taken place. Paul’s family would like to say a special thank you to all the ICU and 4th floor nurses at St Agnes Hospital, the 2nd floor nurses at Crossroads Care Center, SSM Health at Home Hospice and SSM Health Cancer Care. Services are performed by Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Further information and a guest book can be found at

Posted June 21, 2022

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter, Herald Times Reporter

Tribute to Elizabeth (Finney) Carter Mon, 20 Jun 2022 03:50:21 +0000


Elizabeth (née Finney) Carter was born on September 5, 1936 to Boyce Leroy Finney, Sr. and Annie Pearl (née Pitts) Finney in Laurens, Newberry County, SC by a midwife. She quietly went into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Her family moved to Pennsylvania to find better employment opportunities when she was three months old. Elizabeth Carter received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at age 12 and was baptized at age 16 (John 3:16).

After graduating from Delhaas High School, Liz, as she was known to her family and close friends, later married her childhood sweetheart, the late Alec Samuel Carter. A beloved daughter, Alecia Madeline, was born to this union. She later continued her education and graduated from Grace Bible Institute in Voorhees, NJ to become a profitable minister of God. Liz spent most of her employment in community service, retiring in 2004 as a clerk for the Bucks County Welfare Department in Pennsylvania. Liz loved to cook and was known for her collards, macaroni and cheese and everyone knew she would challenge herself to make a meal from what was left in the kitchen.

She served the Lord in her church and community wherever she lived. She was a real”Member“ … she taught Sunday school, worked with the youth and sang in the choirs of the various churches. In fact, she was aMember.” In 2010, she moved to Virginia with her daughter and son-in-law and joined Temple Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, where she actively ministered to the Lord. When the family moved to Tennessee in 2021, Liz moved with them and became a member of the Nolensville Road Baptist Church (Revelation 14:13).

“Mama Carter,” as she was affectionately known in Virginia and Tennessee, spent many years serving the Lord in Pennsylvania, and she didn’t stop when she moved. When she moved to Virginia, no grass grew under her feet. When Liz joined Temple Baptist Church, she immediately got down to work and saw opportunities to serve the Lord. She seldom met a stranger and looked for an opportunity to share Christ with others. Liz volunteered at the Stafford County Courthouse, was involved with the Stafford Senior Citizens Counsel, served on the kitchen committee, and enjoyed meeting new friends at the Thursday Lunch Bunch. She also worked well with her hands, sewing, and later picked up a brush and learned to paint at the local art class. Also, Liz met up with her buddies in the morning “Seniorcise” group to stay in shape. After moving to Tennessee, she participated in Nolensville Baptist Church’s weekly outreach program, calling and encouraging sick and trapped members. Liz attended senior center in Mount Juliet, TN to stay fit and expand her painting skills. Most of all, she loved and enjoyed the new changes and ministry opportunities that God had given her.

Still, it was no secret what (or who) she loved most because she always made time to tell others about her friend Jesus Christ (Galatians 2:20). Liz loved her family and enjoyed the family gatherings – especially making the food! She also enjoyed teaching, shopping, travelling, acting, singing, reading and of course spoiling her grandchildren!

She leaves to cherish her memories, a precious, loving daughter, Alecia, and her beloved husband, Mark Austin; two godly grandchildren, Andre’ (Krystiana) and Samantha; and two beautiful great-grandchildren, Aaric and Prince. She is also survived by two sisters, Bertha Finney and Thelma Johnson, both from Willingboro, NJ; one brother, Leroy Finney (Janice) of Trenton, NJ; a sister-in-law, Gladys Finney of Burlington, NJ; an aunt, Belle Pitts of New York City; and a bunch of nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and friends.

She considered several her “sons by faith” – Jerry Womack, Curtis Hills, Byron Hannon, Harold Vaughan, Bryan Moody, Greg Keene, Roger Bowman, DeAndre’ McLemore, Seth Haines, Tom Phillips and Daniel Adrian to name a few .

Liz gave visible evidence and testimonies of her faith and walk with Jesus Christ until she was physically unable to do so. Even when it became apparent that leukemia would win the earthly battle, she remained steadfast and unshakable in the spiritual battle. Through their faithful conduct countless people have come closer to the LORD.

Glory to God!

The family will welcome their friends to the Covenant Funeral Service in Fredericksburg on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a service at Temple Baptist Church on Saturday, June 25 at 11 am. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Memorial Park.

List of funeral services released June 18, 2022 – West Central Tribune Sat, 18 Jun 2022 11:02:14 +0000

This list of funeral services is presented as a public service by the West Central Tribune.

Gary Bomstad, 78, from Kamloo, BC, Canada. Worship service on June 25 in Williams Lake, BC, Canada.

Ryan Claseman42, of Kandiyohi, formerly Little Falls, died June 11. Worship service on June 20 at 11 am at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service, Little Falls.

Ludwig Hopper91, of Fort Morgan, Colorado, formerly Olivia, died May 25. Worship service on June 20 at 10:30 am at Heer Mortuaries, Fort Morgan.

Arlene Lippert89, from Donau, died November 13, 2021. Worship service on June 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Depot Park in the Danube.

Ronald Morris, 79, of Renville, died June 16. Worship service on June 22 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Renville. Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville.

James Nelson, 73, of Murdock, died March 20. Worship service on June 18 at 10:30 am at Bethesda Lutheran Church, Murdock. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Kerkhoven.

Timothy Reyer, 60, of Spicer, died June 11. Worship service on June 18 at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery Columbarium, Willmar. Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar.

Beverly Rod, 81, of Litchfield, died May 29. Funeral service June 25 at 2 p.m. at East Norway Lake Cemetery, New London. Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Service, Litchfield.

Susan “Susi” Haines Ruchie, 57, from Edina, died 7 June. Worship service on June 20th at 11am at Normandale Lutheran Church, Edina. Washburn-McReavy.

dr Milton Sadd, 88, of Willmar, died June 2nd. Worship service on June 24 at 11 a.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Willmar. Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar.

David Smith, 75, of Marshall, died May 31. Worship service on June 19 at 1 p.m. at Big Kandiyohi Lake County Park East, Lake Lillian. Horvath Funeral Service, Marshall.

Eric Sunheim, 48, of Willmar, died December 10, 2021. Worship service June 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Living Hope Evangelical Free Church, Willmar. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar.

Lois view, 91, of Lake Lillian, died June 13. Worship service on June 20 at 2 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Lake Lillian. KM Funeral Home, Lake Lillian.

Mona Walch, 80, from Kerkhoven, died on June 15. Worship service on June 23 at 11 a.m. in the Kerkhoven Lutheran Church. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Kerkhoven.

Dolores Youngren, 96, of Spicer, died February 11. Worship service on 26 June from 1pm to 4pm at Youngren Dairy, Pennock. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar.

Area funeral homes merge | news Thu, 16 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000

WARSAW – Titus Funeral Home & Cremation Services recently announced the expansion of the long-standing family business through the acquisition of Kosciusko County-based Owen Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services.

In addition to the crematorium in Warsaw, the takeover also includes the locations of the undertakers in North Webster and Syracuse.

Funeral director Cory Benz is the owner of the Titus Funeral Home, which was established in 1956 and can trace its Warsaw roots back to 1937, according to a press release provided.

Benz is a certified crematorium operator, specialist in pre-planning and was recently awarded Young Adult Professional of the Year by the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce.

“Richard and Kym Owen have ministered to the bereaved in Kosciusko County for more than 30 years, providing unparalleled comfort in life’s difficult moments,” said Benz. “Your funeral home and crematorium are known for their compassionate and trustworthy care. This will not change as a new owner.

“I promise to maintain the same high level of care that the Owen family and the Titus Funeral Home are known for,” he added. “There will be minimal day-to-day changes, including our offer to keep all staff in their existing roles. In fact, Richard will continue to serve families as a funeral director. I am forever grateful to the Owen family for their trust in our team and for the opportunity to keep their businesses local and family owned.”

In a letter sent this week to those planning a funeral with the Owen Family Funeral Home, Richard Owen said: “We know Cory is an honest, compassionate and community-minded man. His reputation and work ethic are well respected in the Warsaw community.

“Cory recognizes that the funeral service is a calling,” he added. “He will serve the Owen family’s funeral and cremation services with thoughtful consideration and excellent service.”

With this purchase, Titus becomes the owner and operator of the only crematorium in the Kosciusko district.

Questions regarding prearranged funerals or conveyancing can be directed to 574-457-4002 or 574-267-3104.

Tinga Stewart stands firm at wife’s funeral entertainment Wed, 15 Jun 2022 05:07:56 +0000

Veteran singer Tinga Stewart, who suffers from a debilitating illness that doctors were unable to diagnose, surprised many at the thanksgiving service for his wife Andrea, held at the New Life Assembly of God Church on Constant Spring Road on Monday. Although Tinga was grieving, she was able to walk in and out of church unaided, a feat that would have been all but impossible just a few months ago.

“My father goes for a walk. He is eating more now and has actually gained a little weight. And he’s able to hold coherent conversations with us for well over an hour,” said his relieved daughter Sandy The Gleaner. “He even went to the beach and had a good time. I can’t explain the change, but others see it too and we’re just grateful.”

Tinga, the two-time Festival Song winner and musical ambassador for Jamaica, wasn’t in the mood to give any interviews, but he was approachable and didn’t shy away from the cameras as he accepted his condolences from everyone who sent condolences to him . His teenage stepson Jvaughnie Powell – his late wife’s only child – was seen chatting to him as he sat outside.

Both Jvaughnie and his father Marlon, Andrea’s ex-husband, flew to her funeral and were listed as pallbearers.

Also in attendance from overseas were singer Glen Washington and his wife Jacky, who attended the service; Members of the local music association included Claudette Kemp, Capleton’s manager; former President of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians, Desi Young; veteran singer and graphic artist, Bagga Case; Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) board member and widow of Gregory Isaacs, June Isaacs; drummer Bongo Herman; DiMario McDowell; Bridgette Anderson, manager of Samory I; JAVAA Joy and Blackbeard.

Tributes were paid to Andrea Stewart by her mother Sharon Williams, father Leonard Douglas Sr, friend Nieka Lewis and sister-in-law Cheryl Stewart. Another sister-in-law, Colleen Stewart, read the eulogy prepared by Sharon Boucher. She is remembered as a devoted mother, wife and sister who always looked her best and most stylish no matter what challenges she faced. Her second marriage to Tinga Stewart has been described as fairytale.

“When Andrea met Tinga Stewart it was pure magic. They were introduced by Bagga Case at a JAVAA meeting circa 2008. Tinga had an advantage because she already liked his song, In my heart. The song they made together I dont want to let you go, summarized how they felt. They were both devoted to each other, so the marriage was a natural progression. They married on September 13, 2012,” Stewart told the gathering.

Andrea Stewart died suddenly on May 5 at the University Hospital of the West Indies, St Andrew. Born on October 16, 1980, she would have celebrated her 42nd birthday this year.

A two-time winner of the Festival Song Contest, Tinga Stewart first won the event in 1974 play music and again in 1981 with Nuh Wey Nuh Betta Dan Hof. He wrote Hooray Festival with Willie Lindo for his brother Roman, who won the competition in 1975.

According to his biography on Wikipedia, Tinga’s festival success hampered his early career as he was considered a ‘festival singer’. He took part in the Reggae Sunsplash world tour in 1989, toured Japan and continued to record through the 1990s and 2000s, having since released over 200 singles. His hits include cover me, Take the time to know with ninja man, funny feeling, Rainy night in Georgiaand In my heart.

Ethan David Liming Obituary – Akron Beacon Journal Sat, 11 Jun 2022 21:02:26 +0000

Ethan David Liming, August 1, 2004 – June 2, 2022

Beloved son of Jennifer Liming and Bill and Cyndi Liming. Devoted brother to Noah and step-siblings Christian, McKenna and Hailey Pfeiffer. Much loved by grandparents, Marilyn and Dave Lang and many aunts, uncles, cousins ​​and friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, William and Barbara Liming.

Ethan loved sports and played soccer, basketball, and baseball at Firestone High School, where he was just completing his junior year. He was a loyal friend who always helped those in need. Ethan was kind, compassionate, an honor student and athlete with a bright smile.

Ethan’s best friend described him best when he said that Ethan didn’t care about the color of your skin or the money in your pocket — he cared about what was in your heart.

Our beautiful angel baby – we mourn you, we love you. Perform an act of kindness on Ethan’s behalf. May his memory be a blessing.

Office hours are Thursday, June 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. and funeral service on Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m., both at Montrose Zion Methodist Church, 565 N Cleveland Massillon Rd, Akron, OH 44333. Private funeral . In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Ethan Liming Memorial Scholarship c/o Akron Public Schools, 10 N Main St, Akron, OH 44308, 330-761-2851. To share a memory, offer condolences, or light a candle, visit the Tribute Wall at (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel)

Posted June 11, 2022

Published in the Akron Beacon Journal

Funeral for White Mountain Apache Officer Adrian Lopez Sr. Thu, 09 Jun 2022 23:48:45 +0000