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Pastor Rodney D. Finster, 62, of Echo Lane, Tremont, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at home.

Born on August 31, 1956, in Peru, IN, he was a son of the late Chester S. and Anita Cunningham Finster.

He was the Pastor of Echo Valley Grace Brethren Church, Tremont. He also was an avid golfer.

Preceding him in death was a brother Dean Finster.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Patty J. Bryant Finster; a daughter Allyson Finster; a grandson, Hayden Finster, all of Tremont; and a sister, Carlene Harmon of Peru, Indiana.

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Barbara D. Landers, 89, of Angola, IN, passed away at 5:44 P.M., Sunday, May 5, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Wabash, IN, on February 25, 1930, the daughter of James and Mary Lewis Brooks.

Surviving is a daughter, Sherry Fulk of Fremont. IN and sisters Katie Arender of Marion, IN and Marilee Ferrie of Ft. Smith, AR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, John Brooks.

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Marcial R. Flores, 88, of Bunker Hill, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Blair Ridge Health Campus.

He was born in Eagle Pass, Texas on October 16, 1930, to Marcial and Maria (Ramirez) Flores. He married Dolores Valdes, and she preceded him in death in 1973. He later married Nancy (Fuller) Ramirez in 1974, and she survives.

Marcial retired as a lead machine mechanic from Red Gold. A hard worker, he loved mowing, feeding the birds, gardening, and tinkering in the garage.

He is survived by his wife, as well as his children: Maria Valdes of Marble Falls, TX, Marcial (Terrea) Flores of Kokomo, Jaqueline (Hans) Spikerman of Bunker Hill, Laura Flores of Berne, IN, and Angela (Chris) Sprunger of Fort Wayne. Also, surviving are two stepdaughters Debra Stovell of Sonoma, CA and Cynthia Keith of Bunker Hill; in addition to, 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

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Robert P. Pier, 96, of Peru, passed away at 5:00 P.M., Thursday, May 2, 2019, at his residence. Bob was born in Miami County on January 10, 1923, the son of Clarence and Grace Engel Pier. He married Marlene Hahn on January 9, 1953, and she survives.

Bob was a 1941 graduate of Bunker Hill High School, attended the Mexico Baptist Church and was a retired plumber.

Throughout his long life, Bob demonstrated his compassion and gentleness to everyone he met. No one was a stranger, and he greeted everyone with a hug or a handshake and a huge smile He was the patriarch of the family; the rock on which everyone could rely. He lived a very active life, was an avid golfer, fisherman and mushroom hunter. He thoroughly enjoyed winters in Florida, where his primary activity was shuffling.

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Marian B. Flory Skinner, 83, Twelve Mile, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Logansport Memorial Hospital, Logansport, Indiana.

Born September 18, 1935, in Logansport, Indiana, she was the daughter of Marcellus M. and Zoe I. Miller Flory. On September 18, 1955, at the Miami Baptist Church, she was married to Dale L. Skinner, and he survives.

Marian was a member of the former Twelve Mile United Methodist Church. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1953, and for over thirty years, she worked in kindergarten at Caston School Corporation. In her youth, she was a ten year 4-H member, showing cattle and was once elected 4-H Queen. She enjoyed playing Euchre and gathering with The Red Shirts, the retired teachers from Caston. With her husband, Dale, she rode over 500,000 miles on their motorcycle, visiting each of the lower forty-eight states, and traveling to Alaska twice.

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Hudson Doyle Herrell, infant son of Aaron and Kimberly (Couchman) Herrell, passed away at 5:23 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, shortly after he was born.

Survivors include his parents, Aaron and Kimberly Herrell, Rochester; grandparents, Elaine Couchman, Peru; Valerie and Keith Conley, Rochester; and Steve Herrell, Rochester; aunts and uncles, Nick and Jessica Couchman, Peru; Shelly Couchman, Peru; Kelly and Tabitha Couchman, Peru; Brandon Couchman, Peru; Constance and Matt Jasen, Wabash; and Kyle (Jessica Mullins) Conley, Macy; and many cousins.

Hudson was greeted in Heaven by Grandpa Fred Couchman, Uncle Freddy Couchman, Great-Grandpa David Kroft, Great-Grandparents, Kate and Loyd Herrell, and Great-Grandpa Shortz.

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Timothy Allen Curtis Martin, 42, of Peru passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Wabash County.

He was born in Huntington, Indiana on January 2, 1977, to Rodney and Janice (Craig) Martin, and they survive.

He is also survived by brothers: Dale (Linda) Martin of Fort Wayne and Rodney Jr. (Tammy) Martin of Huntington; and sisters: Janice Collins of Decatur, IN, Sheila Martin of Huntington, and Becky (Larry) Snyder of Angola.

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Thomas R. Lutz, 71, of Peru, IN, went to be with his Lord on Friday, April 26, 2019. Born in Michigan City IN, he moved to Peru in 1964 where he met his wife, Wendy (Foltz) Lutz.

Tom is survived by his wife Wendy of 49 years (her parents, Gene and Betty Foltz), son Chris (Eva) Lutz, daughter Jane (Brad) Maurer, grandchildren Alex Lutz, Erik Lutz, Madeline Maurer, Otto Lutz, Tommy Maurer, Katie Maurer, and Bethany Maurer. Tom is also survived by five siblings, Barbara (Don) Teal, David (Mary) Lutz, Daniel (Andrea) Lutz, Kathryn Helpling and Patricia (Jim) Day. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Phyllis Lutz.

Tom and Wendy were married in the fall of 1969. Prior to their marriage, Tom served honorably in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne with combat deployment in Vietnam. Upon returning to civilian life, he spent 10 years working at Wabash Valley Bank in Peru. The soldier in him compelled his re-enlistment in the United States Army as a full-time active duty National Guard. His numerous military achievements include a national nomination for Soldier of the Year and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star. After he retired from the Army in 1994, he spent time working in security and with Schwann’s food service.