James “Jim” R. Rockenbaugh

James “Jim” R. Rockenbaugh, 76, of Peru went to be with the Lord at 7:55 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Blair Ridge Health Campus.

Jim was born in Peru, Indiana on August 2, 1943, to Sherll and Lily Rae White Rockenbaugh. Jim attended Erie Elementary School and graduated from Peru High School in 1961. He joined the United States Army in 1965-1966 and Indiana Army National Guard from 1966-1971. In 1964 James started at Norfolk Southern Railway as a locomotive engineer where he worked for over 35 years.

Jim worked on the family farm all his life with his parents and brothers. He loved farming crops, tinkering with engines, and competing in tractor pulls. He had a great passion for mushroom hunting and basketball. If the Pacers or Purdue were playing, he would have the game on.

Jack Lynn Sheehan

Jack Lynn Sheehan, 95, passes away from this life peacefully at home on January 17, 2020. He was born January 11, 1925, to Ivan T. Sheehan and Olive Gardner in Monroeville, Indiana.

Growing up. Jack’s father Ivan worked as a grocer at Kroger, and when he died unexpectedly young, Jack’s mother Olive became a school teacher. Jack began working at the same local Kroger to help his family.

In Monroeville, Jack met Mary Bower, his future wife. He graduated from Monroeville High School in 1942. With the coming of World War II, Jack enlisted on March 31, 1943, shortly after turning 18. During the war, Jack and Mary kept in touch, sending letters and pictures to each other. Jack maintained meticulous records on a map of his journey around the South Pacific for his service. When he was discharged in 1946, he returned home to marry his love, Mary, on October 28, 1946.

Harriet Pauline Gehle

Harriet Pauline Gehle, 81, of Peru, Indiana went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

She was born in Peru, Indiana on September 5, 1938, to Mary and Acie Lawson. She married Wilbur Gehle on April 26, 1997. He preceded her in death on March 29, 2010.

She attended Oakdale Baptist Church in Peru, Indiana, where she was involved in teaching children’s church. She retired from the YMCA in Peru, where she ran the front desk. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and crafting.

Surviving family includes her beloved dog, Sally; a daughter Ellen (late Larry) Digue, Tim (Candy) Gehle, and grandchildren Larry (Cheryl) Maggart, Kerrie Hannigan, Jean (Bob) Hilbert, Dan (Mindy) Gehle, Monica (Norm) Jennings, and Rachael Gehle. Also surviving are 23 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren with 1 due in February, as well as nieces, Janie Jones, Diane Constable; nephews Gene (Lisa) Jones, Jim (Christy) Jones, and David Jones; great-niece Natalie Pruitt; great-nephews, TJ Pruitt and Gage Jones; and special friend, Flo McKinley

Timothy Wayne Glassburn, 42, of Converse, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, in Greentown, IN. Tim was born in Marion, IN on May 8, 1977, the son of David and Joni Warnock Glassburn. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Timothy W. Glassburn will be held on May 8, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.

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Danna A. Bonfiglio

Danna A. Bonfiglio, 49, Kokomo, passed away Monday morning, January 13, 2020, at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois.

Born May 20, 1970, in Kokomo, Indiana, she was the daughter of the former Joellen Howard and the late Daniel K. Bonfiglio. On June 26, 2014, in Kokomo, Indiana, she was married to Lorna D. Harbaugh.

Danna graduated from North Miami High School in 1988. She then went on to earn degrees in education from I.U. Kokomo and Indiana Wesleyan University. She taught for several years at Carroll High School, Flora, Indiana, before returning to North Miami High School, where she taught English.

Survivors include her wife, Lorna D. Harbaugh, Kokomo; parents, Joellen and Jim Sharp, Peru; sister, Nikki (Darryl) Pugh, Peru; several nephews,

Joyce D. Yates

Joyce D. Yates, 82, of Peru, Indiana went to her eternal home on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Joyce was born in Evanston, Illinois on September 2, 1937, to Ethel (Kaehler) and Edward Moorhouse. She graduated from high school. She then got married and moved to Texas, Indiana, Greece, North Dakota, and then to Peru, Indiana, where she stayed. She was a member of Saint John’s Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the women’s auxiliary of the VFW, and she was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary, where she held the offices of President and a 5th District President.

Patricia A. Hopper

Patricia A. Hopper, 75, of Denver, passed away at Blair Ridge Health Campus in Peru at 7:55 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2020. She was born on March 31, 1944, in Wabash to the late Meredith and Mary Elizabeth Wood. She married Jeff Hopper on September 24, 1999, and he survives.

Patricia was a homemaker and enjoyed attending tractor and truck pulling events with her husband Jeff who was a long-haul truck driver. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Peru.

Surviving family include her husband Jeff Hopper, Denver; her children, Bill (Ruth) Collins, Peru; Carma (Kelvin) Veil, Logansport; Chris Hobbs, Hartford City; and Chester Hobbs of Columbia City. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Patricia also has one brother surviving, Daniel (Nancy) Wood of Wabash. She is preceded in death by her parents, 1 grandchild and 1 great-grandchild.

Dennis Andrew Golitko

Dennis Andrew Golitko died unexpectedly in his sleep on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

He was born on June 10, 1959, to Michael Golitko and Sophie Golitko in Brownsville, PA. He grew up in Vesta 6/Denbo, PA, and graduated from Beth Center High School in 1977. After graduation, he moved to Indiana to live with his brother and would remain in Indiana for most of his life. He had worked at various companies and was employed by Co-Tronics in Peru at the time of his death.

Dennis is survived by his mother, Sophie Golitko, and his brother, Michael (Judy) Golitko, all of Kokomo. Also surviving are his children: Dennis Andrew Golitko Jr. (D.J.) of Alaska, Maegen (Marcus) Davis of Texas, Debbera (Curtis) Brown of Peru, Connie Golitko (fiancé Johnny Panico) of Florida, Brandi (Rikko) Montelongo of Warsaw, Myranda (Andrew) Winch of Peru, and Shelby Golitko of Peru; as well as 13 grandchildren, who will greatly miss him. Everyone who knew Dennis understood that he loved his children and his grandchildren very much. Also surviving are two sisters, Denise (Richard) Boone of Phoenixville, PA, and Mary Ann (Richard) Lacey of Brownsville, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews.