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He read, tasted and taught himself everything he could about wine. They traveled to Califor- nia and Oregon wine county and discovered new and ex- citing wines. He became very successful in his career, with a TV commercial and talk radio show all about wine. He had a love for the people that came through his busi- ness doors and always tried to find them the right bottle of wine. After 30 years in the business, they retired in 2009. They began to enjoy their retirement peacefully to- gether before he became sick. His greatest pleasure was received when spending time drinking wine with family and friends. Also surviving are: his two stepchildren, Dirk A. Hoffer and Lisa D. Fath; and two grandchildren, Jacob R. and Lucas Fath. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Maxine Neal-Colt, and two brothers, David Neal and Gregg Colt. He will be missed by many other family members and friends. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Ceme- tery, Warsaw. A celebration of life will follow at Boat House restaurant, 700 Park Ave., Winona Lake. ***** Memorials to Lee's favorite foundation, Abilities Foun- dation, 2735 Whitney Road, Clearwater, FL 33760. Condolences may be offered at windmillelvis@gmail.com James A. Bowser James A. Bowser, 86, Warsaw, died Sept. 21, 2015, at Elkhart General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, War- saw. Carl J. Love Carl J. Love, 63, Warsaw, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Sept. 18, 2015, in his residence. He was born July 13, 1952, in Warsaw, to Devon and Marjorie Plot- ner Love. On June 12, 1976, in War- saw, he married Kathy Foreman, who survives in Warsaw. He was a lifetime resident of War- saw, graduated from Ivy Tech with an associate's degree in business and then graduated from Indiana Tech with his bachelor's de- gree. He was employed with Zimmer Inc. for 39-1/2 years. He served with the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Depart- ment for 19 years and Winona Lake Police Department for 15 years. He came up with the idea for and wrote the grant to provide defibrillators to every county fire depart- ment and to every police car. He then received his cer- tificate to train all of the police officers and firemen. Because of his efforts, he received the Heart of Gold Award and an award from American Heart Association in 2002. His efforts led to Kosciusko County becoming the highest number of heart attack saves for a county in the nation. He also developed the training program for the county reserves and he also graduated from the Reserve Academy. He attended First United Methodist Church, Warsaw, and the Fraternal Order of Police, Kosciusko County 149. He also was in charge of security for the Blueberry Fes- tival in Plymouth and was an announcer for the Lake City Skiers for a few years. He received an award for the best announcer during the ski competitions. Also surviving are: a daughter, Kimberly (and spouse Jon) Crosby, Warsaw, and his first expected grandchild; his mother, Marjorie Love, Warsaw; two brothers, David (and spouse Christine) Love, Middlebury, and Dale (and spouse Alicia) Love, Claypool; his sister, Brenda (and spouse Duane) Roberts, Leesburg; his mother-in-law, Pat Moore, Warsaw; his German Shepherd, Sidney; and all of his brother police officers from around the county. He was preceded in death by his father. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McHatton- Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastor Scott Carmer and Lt. Joel Beam officiating. Burial is in Oak- wood Cemetery, Warsaw. Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. ***** Memorials to Winona Lake Police Department, 1310 Park Ave., Winona Lake, IN 46590; Fraternal Order of Police 149, P.O. Box 832, Warsaw, IN 46580; or to Kosciusko County Homecare and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581. Condolences may be sent to www.mchattonsadlerfu- neralchapels.com Nick Robert Bornes Nick Robert Bornes, 56, Warsaw, passed away at 9:24 p.m. Sept. 18, 2015, in his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1959, in South Bend, to William Robert and Sandra L. Ringle Bornes. He lived most of his life in Warsaw. He loved music, movies, cats and going to Walmart. He was well loved and adored, and made friends every- where he went. Survivors are: his mother, Sandra Bornes, Warsaw; two brothers, Michael Bornes and Jeff (and spouse Polly) Bornes, all of Warsaw; three sisters, Mischelle and Shana Bornes and Melissa (and spouse Brian) Grindle, all of Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his father and brother. Services will be at noon Wednesday at McHatton- Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastor Timothy Duffy officiating. Burial is in Oakwood Cemetery, War- saw. Calling is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the fu- neral chapel. ***** Memorials to Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, K21 Foundation, 2170 North Pointe Drive, Warsaw, IN 46582. Condolences may be sent to www.mchattonsadlerfu- neralchapels.com Earl Dean Helmuth NAPPANEE - Earl Dean Helmuth, 24, Nappanee, died at 6:31 p.m. Sept. 19, 2015, in Michigan City, as a result of a drowning accident. He was born March 11, 1991, in Nappanee, to Walter Ray and Barbara Sue Hochstetler Helmuth. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Marvin Ray Miller residence, 8903 N. CR 800W, Etna Green, with the home ministry of the Old Order Amish Church offici- ating. Burial is in Graber Cemetery. Calling is after 2 p.m. today and all day Tuesday at the family residence. Arrangements are entrusted with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. James W. 'Jim' Schoeff NORTH WEBSTER - James W. "Jim" Schoeff, 68, Warsaw, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Sept. 15, 2015, in his residence. He was born Nov. 22, 1946, in Huntington, to Wallace E. and Betty L. Cowin Schoeff. On July 3, 1997, in Warsaw (Irish Lake), he married Kay D. Barney, who survives in Warsaw. He graduated in 1965 from Hunt- ington High School and in 1969 from Monmouth College in Illinois with his education degree. He grew up in Huntington, and spent most of his adult life in the Chicago, Ill., area. He moved to Irish Lake eight years ago after spending most of his life coming to the lake on weekends and in the summer. He taught school for five years in McHenry, Ill., and then spent the next 33 years in the mortgage banking industry. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, North Webster, and was a 38-year member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 0995 in Westchester, Ill. Also surviving are: two daughters, Pamela (and spouse Jim) Pondel, Brookfield, Ill., and Jenna Schoeff, Portland, Ore.; a son, Matthew (and spouse Kelly) Schoeff, La Grange Park, Ill.; four grandchildren; his mother, Betty Schoeff, Huntington; a sister, Kathy (and spouse Mike) Hamm, Martinsville; and a brother, Donald (and spouse Ruth) Schoeff, Huntington. He was preceded in death by his father. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, 7822 E. Epworth Forest Road, North Webster, with Pastor Byron Kaiser of the church officiating. Cre- mation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw. Calling is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster, is en- trusted with arrangements. ***** Memorials to United Methodist Church, 7822 E. Ep- worth Forest Rd., North Webster, IN 46555. Envelopes are available at the church and funeral home. Condolences via www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com Janet Ann Hofer Janet Ann Hofer, 51, Warsaw, went home to be with the Lord at 5 p.m. Sept. 18, 2015, at Parkview Whitley Hospital of Columbia City. She was born July 18, 1964, in Warsaw, to Harold and Clarabell Taylor Long. On Oct. 27, 1984, she married Tim Hofer, who survives in Warsaw. She was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, where she at- tended Warsaw Community Church for many years. She was a 1982 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School and a 1986 graduate of Wabash Beauty College. She was also a local real estate agent. She cherished her family and time spent together, especially family vacations. She will always be remembered for her vibrant personality and contagious laughter. Also surviving are, three sons: TJ, Caleb and Jonathan Hofer, all of Warsaw; her daughter, Amanda (and spouse Riley) Boyer, Warsaw; two brothers, Gary (and spouse Kim) Long, Etna Green, and Tom (and spouse Deb) Long, Bourbon; two sisters, Peggy (and spouse Dave) Arnold, Warsaw, and Teresa (and spouse Rob) Zurcher, North Webster; mother-in-law, Dorothy (and spouse Craig) Walters, Warsaw; two sisters-in-law, TyAnn (and spouse Alan) Walker, Warsaw, and Peggy (and spouse Larry) Baker, North Webster; and her brother-in-law, David (and spouse Fatima) Hofer, North Manchester. She was a very special aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, Leon Hofer. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, with a life- long family friend, Pastor Jerry Lloyd, officiating. Burial is in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. ***** Memorials to the Burzynski Clinic, 9432 Katy Free- way, Houston, TX 77055; or to Janet Hofer's Memorial Fund. Condolences via www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com Melvin L. 'Ledru' Gray LEESBURG - Melvin L. "Ledru" Gray, 92, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sept. 19, 2015, at his home on the ancestral Mock farm near North Webster. He was born at home March 20, 1923, in Pierceton, near Ridinger Lake, to Lester John Newton and Hazel Mildred Mock Gray, who were descendants of two local pioneering families. On June 10, 1949, in Salem Church, Bremen, he married Mildred Pauline Lam- precht, who survives in Leesburg. They were married for 66 years. He was a lifetime area resident and attended North Webster High School. He formerly was employed at Union Tool, Warsaw; Barth Manufacturing, Milford; and he was a security guard for Reams & Stuart. He was a member of the North Webster United Methodist Church and formerly attended the Mock Christian Church (Country Bible Church) and Morris Chapel United Methodist Church. Also surviving are: two daughters, Carolyn Irene (and spouse Glenn) Meeks, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Melody Ann (and spouse Dan) Ewald, Leesburg; a son, M. Lynn Gray, Leesburg; two grandchildren, Eric and Cassandra Ewald; two brothers-in-law, Paul Lamprecht and Harold Baker; three cousins: Danny (and spouse Nancy) Gray, Tony (and spouse Pat) Strombeck and Gladys Strombeck Culver; and several nieces and nephews. He was pre- ceded by his parents; a sister, Luella Shoemaker; a brother, Charles Gray; and a nephew, LaVene Gray. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Owen Family Funeral Home, Ind. 13 and CR 500N, North Web- ster, with Pastor Byron Kaiser of the church officiating. Burial is in Mock Addition of the North Webster Ceme- tery. Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. ***** Memorials to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312; St. Jude Children's Hos- pital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105; or Para- lyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Rd, Wilton, NH 03086. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences via www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com Eleanor Weyand NORTH WEBSTER - Eleanor Weyand, 80, North Web- ster, died Sept. 19, 2015, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster. Katherine Fay Wallace Katherine Fay Wallace, 32, Greenwood, died Sept. 18, 2015, at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. Arrangements are pending at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw. Barbara J. Gearhart AKRON - Barbara J. Gearhart, 57, Akron, died at 2:35 p.m. Sept. 20, 2015, in her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Family Funeral Home, Akron. Patricia S. Eaton MENTONE - Patricia S. Eaton, 82, Warsaw, and for- merly of Mentone, died at 9:17 p.m. Sept. 18, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Editor's Note: The deadline for submitting obituar- ies is 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday for publica- tion in the same day's edition, and 10:30 p.m. Friday for Saturday morning's edition. Basic obituaries are printed free of charge as a community service.

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