Francis A."Frank" Altherr
ALEXANDRIA Francis A. "Frank" Altherr, 85, of Alexandria, passed away
on May 21, 2013 at his residence in Alexandria following an extended
Frank was born on Sept. 12, 1927, to Joseph J. and Mary E. (Blubaugh)
Altherr in Tipton.
His first wife Lita Lee (Burris) Altherr preceded him in death on Aug.
11, 1998. He married Wanda (Bogue) Johnson Altherr on Sept. 4, 1999. She
Frank was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Japan during
He retired from Delco Remy in Anderson in 1982 after 32 years of
service. He was a life member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elwood,
Knights of Columbus, Frankton American Legion, and UAW #662.
Frank was an avid sports fan, especially Notre Dame.
Frank is survived by his wife, Wanda of Alexandria, five sons, Paul (Nicci)
Altherr of Kokomo, Joe (Lisa) Altherr of Elwood, Mark (Jackie) Altherr
of Elwood, Tim (Michelle) Altherr of Anderson and David Altherr of
Dixon, Ill.; a daughter, Kathy (Mike) Planalp of Fishers; step-son, John
(Hope) Johnson of Alexandria; step-daughter, Sandra (Garrick) Anderson
of Alexandria; step-daughter-in-law, Caryn Johnson of Alexandria; a
brother, Paul (Fran) Altherr of Sequin, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 31
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several step
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Altherr; his
first wife, Lita Lee Altherr; brothers, Joseph, Mike and Bernie Altherr;
two step-sons, Michael and Terry Johnson; and two grandsons, Allen
Brooks and Brian Altherr.
Visitation will be at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood from 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday, May 24, 2013, with the rosary at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Elwood with Father Dan Duff officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Elwood with a
military service by Elwood VFW American Honor Guard.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph Church or American Cancer
May 21, 2013
Melva Louise Ehman
Melva Louise Ehman, 89, of Tipton and formerly of Atlanta died May 21,
2013 at IU Health Tipton Hospital.
She was born Oct. 23, 1923 in Arcadia, the daughter of Enous and Bertha
Melva was a graduate of Arcadia High School with the Class of 1943. She
was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church.
She was a homemaker who was known for her love of cooking and baking,
especially her pies.
She also enjoyed gardening, with planting and tending her flowers,
raspberry and blackberry bushes her favorites.
She enjoyed interacting with others and Sunday afternoons were usually
spent visiting family and friends.
She married Donald Eugene Ehman on Jan. 23, 1943. He preceded her in
death on July 3, 1989.
She is survived by a daughter, Pauletta Pennock of Atlanta; a son,
Dennis Gene Ehman of Noblesville; grandchildren, Dennis J. (Jeff) Ehman
of Noblesville, Cheryl Crouch of Cicero and Terri Clayton of Westfield;
and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
three brothers, Clifford, Harry and Paul Baker.
Graveside rites will be at the Arcadia Cemetery on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Harold Barnett officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Hartley
Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta Christian Church.
Online condolences may be sent to
May 21, 2013
William Nelson, age 90, of Tipton passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
at IU Health Tipton Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Porter Funeral
May 22, 2013
A memorial mass for Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Compton will take
place at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in
Tipton with the Revs. Leroy Kinnaman and Keith Hosey presiding. Burial
will follow in St. John's Cemetery in Tipton. Mrs. Compton died earlier
this year in Tucson, Ariz. Young-Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of
For those wishing to pay respects to Robert Charles Chuck Bucheri,
Kokomo, viewing will be today at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097
W. Alto Rd. in Kokomo from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30
p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 3155 S. 200 W. in Kokomo. Funeral
services will be celebrated by Father Ted Dudzinski and Father David
Hellman on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Sunset
Memory Garden Cemetery. A wake honoring the life of Chuck will take
place following the burial at the Kokomo Country Club. Those wishing to
share thoughts and memories of Chuck are encouraged to visit
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Foundation of
Funeral services for James E. Linson, 67, of Russiaville, will
be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St. at
Russiaville with Pastor Jamie Lyon officiating. Burial will be at
Russiaville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Russiaville
Ambulance Service. Online condolences may be left at
arrangements have been entrusted with Stout & Son Funeral Home of
Funeral services for Francis A. Altherr, Alexandria, will be at
10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Dan Duff
officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with
military honors by the Elwood VFW Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4
to 8 p.m. Friday at Dunnichay Funeral Home.