John Lee Tyler, 73, of Michigan City, Indiana, departed this life on June 7, 2021, at home.

Phanara Sok, 81, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021. He died peacefully at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso, Indiana, with his beloved wife and daughters by his side.

Gale Loren Schneider, 88, of La Porte passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Northwest Health-La Porte.

Joseph D. Siegel, 66, of Michigan City passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at his home in Michigan City.

John Forrest “Baitman” Ferrell, 79, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at his home.

George J. Mares Jr., 74, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021.

Judd Edward Hill, 69, of New Carlisle passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in his home.

Marlene L. Lisak, 86, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 1:09 a.m. in Franciscan Health Michigan City.

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David A. Kintzele, 72, of Michigan City passed away peacefully at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021, at his home with the love of his family around him.

Earl Willie Breaux, 95, of La Porte passed away at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in his home.

Dean DeVerre Christensen, born on Jan. 29, 1940, passed away on June 10, 2021, at the age of 81.

Dorothy Louise Dreyer, 65, a resident of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of LaPorte, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 in Cape Coral. She was born Aug. 16, 1955, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Eldie and Maggie Gibson Jones Hayes, now deceased.

Lorene T. Burgess, 91, of Michigan City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at her home in Michigan City.

Velma Duensing, 91, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at the home of her daughter in Rolling Prairie, surrounded by her family.

Theresa C. Wozniak, 86, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at 4:15 p.m. in Aperion Care-Michigan City, Indiana.

Our mom, Jane Ruth Stachowski, 94, was born to George and Edna (Will) Cheney on Dec. 4, 1926, and grew up on Michigan City’s “good ol’ West Side.”

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Mildred (Millie) Sabones, 94, of Fort Wayne (previously La Porte) went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Charlotte Buckner passed away on June 3, 2021. She was born on Dec. 29, 1950, to Helen and Louis Ishmael in Trumann, Arkansas.

Rosie Bynum, 77, of Kingsford Heights, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Franciscan Health Hospital in Michigan City, Indiana.

William J. Mshar Jr., age 46, of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away on June 6, 2021, in Valparaiso. He was born on Dec. 30, 1974, in Hammond, Indiana, to William J. Mshar Sr. and Susan (Falgier) Mshar.

Johnny Ray “John” Evans, 67, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, at 2:54 p.m. in Franciscan Health-Michigan City, Michigan City, Indiana.

Jeffery “Mike” Bartos, 73, of Three Oaks, Michigan, and Okeechobee, Florida, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021, at home surrounded by his family.

Sammie “Louise” Combs, 86, of Michigan City passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Life Care Center in Michigan City.

Lisabeth “Lisa” T. Gerardi, aka Moonflower Little Bear, 62, of Michigan City departed this life on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at her home in Michigan City.

Lucille M. “Lucy” Jaye, 88, of Long Beach, Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 7:44 a.m. in her home.

Kenneth “Weasel” Woss, 79, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. in Life Care Center of Michigan City.

Hilda Irene Gettys, 100, of La Porte passed away Monday, June 7, 2021.

Karen Sue Wherley, 78, of Michigan City passed away unexpectedly at 5:46 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021, in her home.

Brendan T. Bietry, 45, of San Diego, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on May 18, 2021, at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Carl H. Hoder, 87, of Michigan City passed away peacefully at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in his home.

Steffani T. Sanders, 32, of Michigan City, Indiana, has transitioned from this earth, but her spirit will live forever.

James “Jim” “Grandpa Jim” Roy Dorton, 78, passed away May 5, 2021, at his home in Parker, Colorado, following a short battle with cancer. A celebration of life is being planned for this summer at his daughter’s home in Castle Rock, Colorado.

William Edward Kraus IV, 21, an active-duty Army Specialist stationed in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, while on leave in Michigan City.

Arthur Lee Lenig, 90, of Rolling Prairie passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Patricia J. Pollnow, 68, Westville, Indiana, was reunited with her daughter, Kelly, Friday, May 28, 2021, at 11:11 a.m. in Franciscan Health Michigan City.

Phyllis J. Rapp, 84, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 8:45 p.m. in her home.

Rita P. Schwartz (nee: Kohn), age 69, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, after a long and valiant battle against a rare disease. She taught us all by her example how to handle adversity with grace, without anger or bitterness.

Mrs. Carol I. Butzer, age 80, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Whitehall, Michigan. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 4, 1941, to Fred and Ella Mae (Swaney) Loy.

Remounia Cobbs, 77, of Michigan City passed away on May 23, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving Family.

Ron Clindaniel, 85, of La Porte passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021, in South Bend after a brief hospitalization.

Dorothy M. Wolfe, 94, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021. She was born on Oct. 23, 1926, in La Porte, Indiana, to Martin F. and Gertrude D. (Nebelung) Schroeder.

Mary C. Skwiat, 95, of Michigan City passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021, at Rittenhouse in Michigan City.

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John M. Hootman, 69, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021, at Franciscan Health Michigan City, with his family by his side.

Doris E. Reno, 97, of La Porte, formerly of Michiana Shores passed away on Monday, May 25, 2021, at Settler’s Place in La Porte.

Thomas (Tom) H. McDonald, age 83, of Long Beach, Indiana, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 3:37 a.m.

John Johnston, 95, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on May 25, 2021. Born Nov. 8, 1925, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, to the late Francis John Johnston and Catherine Reid (Stephenson) Johnston.

Nicholas J. Martin, 39, of The Pines, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Louis Paul Spychalski, 69, of Michigan City, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Michigan City.

Frank Donald Frazier of La Porte, Indiana, passed away peacefully at 96 years of age from complications of COVID-19 on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 at Brentwood of La Porte.

Jose A. Saldivar, 74, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Northwest Health-La Porte.