Obituaries, June 20, 2024 (2024)

Obituaries, June 20, 2024 (1)

Written on 06/20/2024


Robert "Bob" Albert Mund

Robert "Bob" Albert Mund, loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather, age 77, of Kokomo, Indiana, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2024. Robert was born in Winamac, Indiana, to Raymond and Edna (Cox) Mund on March 23, 1947. He married the love of his life Cathy Graham and had two children. He enlisted into the United States Army in July of 1966 and served honorably. During his time of service, he received preliminary schooling for machinery and radio repair. After serving his country, he continued his education, becoming a licensed electrician. He went on to become a devoted employee of Delco Electronics. He was a dedicated member of the UAW, NRA, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Bob enjoyed all forms of racing, air shows, and traveling. He also enjoyed listening to music and watching live performances on YouTube. He would take pleasure in going for drives, getting ice cream with the family and watching the sun set. He also liked to visit the ocean.

Bob was known for his altruism, sense of humor, and his compassion. He had a curious, intelligent nature. He was always reading and learning new things. He was also an excellent teacher. He was extremely patient and greatly loved teaching his grandchildren new things. Bob especially loved his family and spending time with them. He very often used the phrase "...so we all can be together." His kindness, selflessness and quick wit will always be fondly remembered, and the absence of his presence will be forever felt by those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cathy Mund; daughter, Amber Mund; son, Brian (Charity) Mund; brother, Mike (Mari) Mund; sister-in-law, Dale Mund; and grandsons, Riley, Graham and Raymond.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Edna Mund, and his brother, Richard Mund.

A memorial visitation for Robert will be held Friday, June 21, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Ellers Mortuary & Crematory Center, 3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46902, followed by a celebration of life with military honors at 5:00 PM.


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Dewey G. Cowen

Dewey G. Cowen, 78, of Galveston, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at the Wesleyan Health Care Center in Marion. He was born April 5, 1946, in Warsaw, Indiana to Willis G. and Edna L. (Whetstone) Cowen. Dewey married Sharon Schaadt in Rockford, Ohio, on October 2, 1971, and she survives.

Dewey graduated from Tyner High School in Tyner, Indiana. He went on to graduate from Indiana University, Ball State University and Income Tax School at Purdue University. He worked as a CPA for many years and became an Indiana Master Plantsman working for Brehob and Salsbery Nursery’s in Indianapolis. He loved horses, dogs and trees. He was an advisory member of various horse and pony boards at the state and local level and enjoyed judging horse shows. He was also a CPA state agribusiness committee member and served as chairperson in 1987. Dewey was a member of the American Legion and the Indiana Farm Bureau. He served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam with the rank as SP5. Dewey’s mission statement was, “To do good in my life” and he certainly accomplished his goal.

Surviving family include his beloved wife, Sharon; his daughters, Lyn (Jay) Ocken and Sara (Gary) Weiderhaft. His grandchildren, Jarrett and fiancée Shianna Bradley, Justine and Jhett Ocken and Ava and Connor Weiderhaft. Dewey is preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Rodger Sherk and niece Beth. His family would like to thank Wesleyan Rehab and Heart to Heart Hospice, especially “Kimmy” for their excellent care of Dewey. Also special thanks to Pastor Brent Cripe and beloved neighbors, classmates, friends, V.A. buddies and family for their love and kindness during Dewey’s illness.

A time of visitation will take place Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Center Community of Faith Church Fellowship Hall, 1475 E. CR 1125 S, Galveston, Indiana. Memorial services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Brent Cripe officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Dayton, OH; Young America Vol. Fire Dept; Center Community of Faith Church or plant a tree in Dewey’s memory.

When coming for visitation at the church, please enter through the fellowship hall doors for a time of sharing and refreshments with the family.

Murray Weaver Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com


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Donald “Don” Earl Hunt

Donald “Don” Earl Hunt, 85, of Russiaville, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2024, at his home. He was born in Russiaville, IN, on February 26, 1939, the son of the late Landis and Julia (Amos) Hunt. He was married to Shirley (Barnett) Neff, and together they raised a son.

Don was a 1958 graduate of Western High School. He proudly served our country in the United States Army in the missile battalion during the Cold War while stationed in Germany. He retired from General Motors as the Group Leader of chip manufacturers. He was a member of the Eagles where he was the past President of the Local and State Aerie Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He was in the American Legion and the Russiaville Masonic Lodge #82. He often supported fundraising for We Care and Riley Children’s Hospital. Don had an optimistic outlook on life and was a joyful man. He was an avid golfer, and a skilled bowler who was a former state champion. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, IU basketball, and golf. He loved living on the family farm and in the past raised cattle and horses. He will be remembered for helping anybody in need, as well as being the best father and grandfather to his family.

Don is survived by his son, Ed (Kelly) Hunt; brother, Joseph (Kathy) Hunt; grandchildren, Christopher (Rachel) Hunt, Kody (Lexi) Hunt; great-grandchildren, Paisley Hunt, Colton Hunt; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Landis and Julia Hunt; and siblings, Daniel Hunt, Betty Hunt, Mariam Hunt Babco*ck.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Stout & Son Funeral Home – Russiaville Chapel, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, IN 46979. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by the Kokomo VFW and the United States Army. Masonic Rites will be provided by the Russiaville Mason Lodge #82. Honors will be provided by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles- Indiana State.

Marilyn Fay Hughes

Marilyn Fay Hughes, 88, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away June 19, 2024, at her home. She was born on April 12, 1936, in Elwood, IN, the daughter of Charles W. and Deloris Faucett (Welch). In 1954, she married Cecil Hughes who preceded her in death in 2012.

Marilyn graduated from Kokomo High School. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved gardening and her pet cats. Marilyn was a NASCAR fan.

Surviving relatives include four sons, Michael Hughes (Gloria) of Cordele, GA; Timothy Hughes of Kokomo, IN; David Hughes (Sheila) of Kokomo, IN; Rich Hughes (Sandy) of Kokomo, IN; 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; sister, Pat Miller of Kokomo, IN and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons Allen and Donald Hughes, sister Judy Wilson and brother Dave Faucett.

Visitation will be 4:00 - 7:00 PM Monday, June 24, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary. Funeral services 1:30 PM Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary 725 S. Main Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46901. Burial will follow at Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana. Share a memory with the family at www.ellersmortuary.com.


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Wesley K. Mims

Wesley K. Mims, 86, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at his home. He was born in Missouri, on February 12, 1938, the son of the late Leeroy and Lillie Bell (Lewis) Mims. On September 22, 1957, he married Oral Bernice Leach, and she preceded him in death on August 25, 2023.

Arrangements are pending with Shirley & Stout Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses. A link is provided on his obituary page to contribute directly towards the expenses. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.


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Delmar Lee “Del” Walker

Delmar Lee “Del” Walker, 89, Kokomo, passed away at 5:26 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at his home. He was born September 30, 1934, at Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX, the son of the late Harris & Erma Dee (Thompson) Walker. On January 6, 2018, in Kokomo, he married Gerry Rivers who survives.

Del was a 1953 graduate of Oxnard High School. He proudly served with the United States Army from 1957-1959. He then went on to graduate from Cal State University in 1983 with a BS in Chemistry. Del worked for Bechtel as an engineer and for Tasco. He was a member of CABC where he served as a deacon and elder. He was also a member of New Life Church serving with the food pantry and Upward Sports. Del and his first wife Joyce were Sunday school teachers and that continued as well as Grief Share Class with his current wife, Gerry. His hobbies were photography, fishing and he had traveled to every state except Alaska. Del played professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs and The Los Angeles Dodgers in the farm league system.

Along with his wife, Gerry, Del is also survived by his children, Scott Walker, Stuttgart, Germany, and Lisa Parks, Lynchburg, Virginia; grandchildren, Mia Powell and Joy Polfaldi.

Del was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife of 40 years, Joyce.

Arrangements are pending with Shirley & Stout Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.


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Rudolf Hans “Rudy” Schroeter

Rudolf Hans “Rudy” Schroeter, 90, Kokomo, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. He was born November 5, 1933, in Kokomo, the son of the late Hans & Clara (Sommer) Schroeter. On April 25, 1953, he married Betty Ann Burt who survives.

Our dad loved the Lord, our mom and his family. He loved farming, fishing, the Indy 500, watching grandkids’ and great-grandkids’ activities, a pool game with grandsons, 4-H cattle & pig shows, duck hunting, a good Polka band, Purdue football & basketball, vacations in Wisconsin, Florida, and Tennessee, the annual Canada fishing trip, a truck with a topper, our annual fish fry, Braunschweiger with onions on rye bread, a shot of Peppermint Schnapps, ice cream, popcorn, and an occasional cigar.

Along with his wife of 71 years, Betty, Rudy is also survived by his daughters, Lyn Schroeter, Lisa (Bruce) Bryant and Lori (Chip) Cravens; grandchildren, Aaron Whitehead, Chad (Karen) Cravens, Clint (Emily) Cravens, Andrew (Ann) Bryant, Justin (Allie) Bryant and Travis (Hannah) Bryant; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Hildegard Burgess.

Rudy was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Johanna Finley; and granddaughter, Amie Hubbard.

The family would like to thank everyone at Wellbrooke for their love and care.

In keeping with Rudy’s wishes, no public services will be held. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.


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Ruth Ann Gilliam

Ruth Ann Gilliam, age 82, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2024. She was born on December 9, 1941, in Indianapolis, IN, to Elbert Fredrick and Ruth (Fishero) Riche, who preceded her in death.

Ruth was an avid cook, she loved making dinners for her friends and family any chance she could. She was also a huge animal lover; no animal was too big or too small for her affection. But above all, Ruth loved her friends and family, knowing no stranger, and would never miss an opportunity to spend time with them. She will be loved and missed by everyone who knew her.

Ruth is survived by her son Rick Deck; sisters Mary McKee, Susan Riche, Debbie Meiring and Peggy Horton; grandchildren Jimmy and Jessica Smith; great-grandchildren Cain, Brooklynn, Trey, Takota, Kaden, Talan, and Brielle.

Preceding her in death is husband Kenneth Gilliam; daughter Joyce Deck; sister Alice Beets; niece Gina Johnson; and nephews Dennis Roseberry and Scotty Mudd.


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