Joan Lowe Jones
Friday, 11 August 2017 03:38

April 30, 1926 to August 11, 2017

WINAMAC - Joan Lowe Jones, 91, of Winamac (formerly of Logansport) passed away at 3:38 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Hickory Creek, Winamac.

She was born April 30, 1926 in Logansport to the late Charles and Myra Keim Lowe. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1944 and went on to attend the University of Illinois. On Oct. 1, 1945, she married James Joseph Jones in Logansport. He preceded her in death on March 4, 2017.

She is survived by:

Jill (Bruce) Brumm, Winamac, Daughter
Judi (Peter) Keay, Owosso, MI, Daughter
Jody (Mike) Petrie, Carmel, Daughter
Joe Jones, Logansport, Son
9 Grandchildren
12 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Robert Charles (Pauline) Lowe, Brother

Mrs. Jones was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and Psi Iota Psi Sorority. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially golfing and horses. The family wishes to thank Hickory Creek and Kindred Hospice for their care of Joan.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

Online condolences may be offered in the guest book at

Alexander Prasinos
Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:00

March 5, 1922 to July 10, 2017

WINAMAC - Alexander "Alex" Prasinos, 95, of Harwich, MA passed away Monday, July 10, in Sandisfield, MA.

He was born March 5, 1922 in Canada to the late George and Maria Papajohn Prasinos. He was a graduate of Rindge Technical School. He earned a B.S. from Boston University and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He met his future wife Rose Mary Booher in Indiana and they were married on June 26, 1954, in South Bend. She preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 2009.

He is survived by:

Tina (William) Holway, Sister
Anthony (Constance) Prasinos, Brother
Many Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Nicholas (Bess) Prasinos, Brother

Mr. Prasinos worked as an attorney at several insurance companies for over 30 years. He was an officer in the Merchant Marines and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

A military graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Koster Cemetery, Francesville. Burial of cremated remains will follow at Koster Cemetery.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Glenn A. Pierce Jr.
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:16

June 28, 1981 to August 2, 2017

WINAMAC - Glenn Arthur Pierce Jr, 36, of Winamac, passed away at 7:16 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, at St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital, Kokomo.

He was born June 28, 1981 in Knox, to Glenn Arthur Sr. and Felicia M. Graham Pierce.

He is survived by: 
His parents
Twin Children: Joseph and Gabrielle 
Sisters: Angie, Braylee, and Ayla 
Brothers: Brandon, Johnny, Joshua and Travis 
Paternal Grandfather: Arthur

Mr. Pierce worked as a property manager in Peru. He was very resourceful in his outlook and approach to most any situation he encountered. His advice to others is a testament to that. Everyone who knew him well would agree that he could make the sweetest lemonade out of life's lemons. He was kind and generous to the point of giving his last penny, if someone needed it more than he did. He would say that he would find a way to get by. And get by he did. He loved life and wanted to help others. He had a wish to one day have a small farm, complete with horses, cats, dogs, chickens and a fishing pond, where youngsters could go to learn independence, self-worth and personal life enhancement skills. His vision was to help troubled adolescents learn to cope and stay out of problems that so many face today as he did. Leaving a positive mark on at least one person's life was what he wanted. He did that over and over again for so many people. Congratulations my Son. May the flowers you planted bloom for all eternity.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Kathleen Gaugert
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 00:00

October 17, 1958 to August 1, 2017

WINAMAC - Kathleen Gaugert, 59, of Winamac, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, in Monticello.

She was born Oct. 17, 1958. 

No services will be scheduled. 

Memorial donations may be given to Frain Mortuary to help with final expenses.

Edith A. Streitmatter
Saturday, 29 July 2017 22:24

September 9, 1934 to July 29, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - Edith Arlene Streitmatter, 82, of Francesville, passed away, surrounded by her family, at 10:24 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at Franciscan Health Hospital, Rensselaer.

She was born Sept. 9, 1934 in Rensselaer, to the late Richard and Zura Ethel Snedeker Streitmatter.

She is survived by: 
Ethel Joan Gutwein, Francesville, Sister 
Keith (Marlene) Streitmatter, Rensselaer, Brother 
Dale ( Barbara) Streitmatter, Rensselaer, Brother 
Irvin Yaggie, Francesville, Brother-in-law 
Several Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by: 
Lois Yaggie, Sister 
Harvey Gutwein, Brother-in-law 
James Tucker, Nephew 
James (Rose Smith) Wren, Cousin 
Samuel Streitmatter, Great-nephew

Ms. Streitmatter was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Francesville. She had worked for over 30 years at Schumacher Company, Rensselaer. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. She had been a resident of Parkview Haven Retirement home for 21 years.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville; and one hour prior to services at the church. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday Aug. 4, at the Apostolic Christian Church, Francesville, with the ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be at Osborne Cemetery, Rensselaer.

Memorial donations may be made to Parkview Haven Retirement Home.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Dennis F. Pletka
Saturday, 29 July 2017 05:10

August 21, 1938 to July 29, 2017

WINAMAC - Dennis F. Pletka, 78, of Winamac, passed away at 5:10 a.m., Saturday, July 29, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

He was born Aug. 21, 1938 in Winamac, to the late Frank and Martha Pucka Pletka. He graduated from Winamac High School in 1957. On Aug. 30, 1970, he married DeAnna K. Sparks in Logansport. She survives.

He is also survived by: 
Scott Pletka, Logansport, Son 
Bryan (Shanan) Pletka, Logansport, Son 
Virginia Mills, Dayton, OH, Sister 
Irene Mitchell, Winamac, Sister 
Mary Kaminski Bowman, Winamac, Sister 
David Sparks, Winamac, Brother-in-law 
Several Nieces and Nephews

He was preceded in death by: 
James Pletka, Brother 
Raymond Pletka, Brother 
Thomas Pletka Brother 
John Pletka Brother 
Frank Pletka Brother 

Mr. Pletka retired from Plymouth Tube Company in Winamac after 30 years. He was a former coach with Winamac Youth Soccer for many years. He enjoyed horse racing, sports and his cats. He was an avid Cubs fan and a frustrated Bears and Notre Dame fan. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 31, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home with Rev Terry Bennis officiating. Burial will be at Winamac Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to the Winamac Volunteer Fire Department or the Pulaski County EMS. 

Jane R. Tetzloff
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:00

January 21, 1945 to June 6, 2017

BONNER SPRINGS, KAN. - Word has been received of the death of Jane Ruth Clarke Tetzloff, 72, of Edwardsville, Kan. who passed away Tuesday, June 6, at the Kansas City Hospice House.

She was born Jan. 21, 1945 in Oak Park, Ill. She married John Tetzloff of Winamac, and they celebrated 51 years together. He survives.

Also surviving are: two daughters Karen Barlow (Tom) of Golden, Colo. and Patricia Gillespie (Larry) of Oakland, Calif.; one sister Barbara Almgreen of Rolling Meadows, Ill.; and four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Sue Norman.

Mrs. Tetzloff and her husband lived in the Chicago area until 1972. They moved to the Kansas City area in 1972 to raise their family. Later they moved to Colorado for two years, then returned to Edwardsville, Kan. area in 1992. She was one of the most caring people ever, and loved to spend time praying for the needs of everyone she knew. She was an avid reader. She was a member of the Edwardsville Christian Church, and had volunteered at the Providence Medical Center for several years. She especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren who will all miss her greatly. Her favorite bible verse was Philippians 4:8 (NIV): Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about these things.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 8, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, Kan. The funeral will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 9, at the Edwardsville Christian Church. Burial will be at Edwardsville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Edwardsville Christian Church.


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