Lisa Ann Guse

Lisa Ann Guse, 54, of Peru, passed away peacefully on the morning of November 14, 2019, at her residence with her sister and daughter by her side.

She was born on January 1, 1965, in Peru to the late, Floyd Marvin and Marilyn (Stuber) Taylor. Lisa was a 1983 graduate of Maconaquah High School and a 1987 graduate of Purdue University. In 2011 she married Timothy James Guse and he preceded her in death in 2015.

She worked at Delphi Electronics for 25 years as a Plant Manager before retiring in 2017.

Lisa was a Mary Kay Consultant, member of the BPW of Peru and owner of F.T.P.F. Inc., Lisa was a world traveler, avid photographer, and enjoyed giving back to her community

Kimberly Ann Stapleton

Kimberly Ann Stapleton, 62, Peru, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne.

Born November 14, 1956, in Tipton, Indiana, she was the daughter of Donald Gene Gillem, Sr., and the former June Ann Brown. She was married to Clifford Michael “Mike” Stapleton, and he preceded her in death on March 19, 1997.

She was a 1974 graduate of Peru High School. She graduated in the last class from Kokomo School of Nursing, where she excelled and was at the top of her class. For over seventeen years, she worked as an LPN at Miller’s Merry Manor in Peru, Indiana. She enjoyed going to girls night, mushroom hunting, reading, watching tv crime shows, playing Aggravation, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren and family.

William Joseph Parker III

William Joseph Parker III, 50, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.

He was born in Suitland, Maryland on June 14, 1969, to William Joseph Parker Jr. and Bonnie (Pope) Richmond (of Peru). He was a construction worker.

He is survived by his mother, as well as his children, Tommy Carlson of Peru, and Aleasha Parker of Michigan. He is also survived by two brothers, Michael (Marcie) Grey of Peru, and Robert (Brittaney) Grey of Goshen; and a sister, Dena Lewis of Piggott, Arkansas. Also, surviving are four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.

Bobby Dilworth

Bobby Dilworth, 72, of Peru, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 7, 2019, after several years of declining health. He was born on March 9, 1947, in Nettleton, MS to the union of Rommie Dilworth and Willie Walton Dilworth. Bobby is survived by Shirley, his loving wife of nearly 48 years; sons, Curtis, Indianapolis, IN; Christopher, Peru, IN; grandchildren, Christopher II, Lafayette, IN; Alyzia, Kansas City, MO; William Trice, III, Ypsilanti, MI; Erica, Kobe and Devon all of Peru.

Bobby spent many years in Grand Rapids, MI, and retired as shop foreman from Vos Glass while there. Previous employment in the Peru area included Peru Foundry, Norfolk & Southern RR and Wilson’s Foods, where he met lifelong friends at all places.

Bobby positively touched many lives and will be sadly missed by his remaining aunts: Alberta Wilson, Henrietta Lee, Gennie Terry and Cora Springer (Gilbert), all of Peru; as well as his special cousins, Indiana Walton, Grand Rapids, MI; and his “favorite cousin” Bessie Walton, Peru.

Doris Annette Minns

Doris Annette Minns, 80, of Peru, peacefully passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.

She was born on Jan. 16, 1939 in Peru to the late Calbert and Florence Lewis.

She married Harold E. Minns Sr. on April 14, 1957. She was a homemaker and in her free time, she loved doing crossword puzzles, watching game shows and loved spending time with her family, friends and her dog Lucy.

Doris is survived by her children; Kevin (Wendy) Minns, Harold (Margie) Minns Jr., Dan (Kimberly) Minns, Jerry (Diane) Minns, Tonya (Sam) Stuber, Brad (Tionna) Minns, Karen (Jim) Townsend, Darren (Tonya) Minns, Alice (Tony) Donnaurmmo, Billy Minns and one brother; Alden Lewis. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Betty Jean Kline

Betty Jean Kline, 83, Wabash, passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

Born January 31, 1936, she was the daughter of Fred and Kathryn E. Waltz Dunn. On May 21, 1954, at the home of the late Rev. C. F. Golden, near Denver, she was married to Frank D. Kline, and he preceded her in death on January 4, 2019.

Betty was an active member of the Erie United Methodist Church, and she loved her outings with the ladies of her church. She graduated from Chili High School and retired from USG in Wabash. She loved being outdoors, working in her flower garden, baking, sewing, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by his two sons, Rick D. Kline, Wabash; and Randy R. Kline and wife Susan, Peru; four granddaughters, Jessica M. (“J”) Rouch, Tennessee; Chelsea B. (Greg) Smith, Chili; Jamie C. (Justin) Bauch, Rochester; and Katie R. (Zach) Holt, New Albany; two grandsons, Nathan T. Kline, Oak Harbor, Washington; and Heath D. (Amanda) Kline, Evansville; and seven great-grandchildren.

Lavanche Faye (Sue) Dillman

Lavanche Faye (Sue) Dillman, 89, of Kokomo, IN went to her eternal home on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Sue was born in Deedsville, Indiana on May 17, 1930, to Blanche (Grock) and Thomas Fitzpatrick. She graduated from Deedsville High School in 1948. She moved to Kokomo in 1956. She was one of the original members of Indian Heights Grace Brethren Church in 1959 and attended there until she retired from Delco Electronics in 1984 and moved to Spring Hill, Florida. She returned to Kokomo in 2000 and attended Bible Baptist Church.

She enjoyed playing cards, especially Canasta, bowling and watching baseball and basketball. She was a big fan of IU Basketball.

She married Donald Dillman on July 22, 1950. He preceded her in death on May 30, 2013.

David Fenske

David Fenske, 84, of Bunker Hill, IN., passed away peacefully on November 10, 2019, at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru, IN. surrounded by his family. He was born August 13, 1935, in Spring Valley, MN., the son of Martin and Virginia Fenske who preceded him in death. He married Maureen Miller on February 5, 1953, in Rochester, MN., and she survives.

David graduated from Spring Valley High School in Minnesota in 1952. He served his country for twenty years in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1974 and retired as a Master Sergeant. He served in Thailand, Vietnam and numerous SAC bases stateside and overseas during the Cold War. He then worked for Northrup Aviation at Grissom Air Force Base from 1975-1992. David was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru. He served as a lay minister, church properties and cemetery property director and many positions of leadership in the Lutheran faith. He volunteered his time with the Logansport Memorial Hospital and as a driver for the Red Cross. He enjoyed reading, fishing, gardening and wintering in Yuma, AZ.

Surviving are his wife, Maureen; daughters, Patricia (Carl) Wade of Bunker Hill, Nanette (Dennis) Orpurt of Peru and Mary (Dean) Ramsey of Galveston, IN., eight grandchildren; David Wade, Monon, IN, Misty Wade (Matt) Harkey, Kokomo, IN., Seth Williams, Peru, Michael Williams, Peru, Adam Williams, Peru, Katie Ramsey (Greg) Anderson, Zionsville, IN., Ryan Ramsey, Kokomo, Mckayla Ramsey, Purdue; twenty-one great-grandchildren; brothers, Don Fenske of Rochester, MN. and Wayne Fenske of Reed’s Landing, MN. and a sister Cleo Fenske Lee of Wabasha, MN.