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Donald Wayne Lees, 67, of Bunker Hill passed away at 6 am on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was born in Kokomo, Indiana on January 20, 1952, to Donald C. Lees and Eleanor (Moore) Meadows. Donald retired from Stella Cheese in Peru and was a member of the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his son, Justin (Amanda) Lees, and grandchildren Spencer Lees and Bailee Lees, as well as his brothers, Charles (Lori) Lees and Tim (Candy) Meadows, both of Bunker Hill, and his sister, Cathy Ramsey of Peru. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Terry I. Anderson, 53, of Peru, passed away at 9:30 A.M., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Peru on August 20, 1965, the son of Andy Irvin and Roberta Mooney Anderson.

Terry was a 1984 graduate of Peru High School. He was an avid fan of the Miami Dolphins and Dale Earnhardt racing, but mostly, Terry loved to spend time with family and friends or just hanging out with his dog, Porky.

Surviving are a sister Kerry (Bob) Mock of Peru, brothers David (Barb) Anderson of Miami County, Michael Anderson of Seattle, WA, Danny (Angie) Anderson of Peru and Jason Bailey of Wabash, also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

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Neal E. Givens, 70, of rural Kokomo, passed away at 4:56 P.M., Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Community Howard Regional Health, Kokomo, IN. He was born in Peru on June 20, 1948, the son of Jack and Rexenne Gaunt Givens. Neal married Paula Bowland in Amboy on May 23, 1971, and she survives.

Neal was a 1966 graduate of Peru High School and a Staff Sgt. E-6 US Army. His military decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Neal was employed by Indiana Bell for over 30 years retiring in 2001. After his retirement from Indiana Bell, Neal has been employed by Ace Hardware of Peru and was on the job last Friday. He attended the McGrawsville Church and was a member of the Bunker Hill Fish and Game Club. Neal lived his life with the great love of family and friends. Most of all, he did his best, lived well, laughed often, loved and was loved by many – a life well lived by any standard.

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Ronald J. Huddleston, 71, Peru, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, following a lengthy illness.

Born March 3, 1948, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of Henry Jason “Jay” Huddleston and Lois Maxine Wissinger Huddleston. On September 27, 1980, in Peru, Indiana, he was married to the former Rhonda Jolene Enyeart, and she survives.

He was retired from Schneider Electric in Peru, where he had worked for many years. He served in the Navy, obtained two college degrees. He had been a Sunday school teacher and a Christian counselor. He loved being outside, whether it was gardening or fishing, but most especially, he loved being on his motorcycle.

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Frank Edward Gilbert, 73, Peru, passed away at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Hickory Creek of Peru.

Born July 6, 1945, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son Francis “Bud” Gilbert and Laura Inez Townsend Gilbert. On April 8, 1972, the 99th day of the year, he was married to Kristen M. Whaley, and she survives.

Frank graduated from Peru High School in 1963. He enlisted in the United States Army and served during Vietnam in the Philippines. He attended the University of Maryland, University of the Philippines, and IU Kokomo. He was active in scouting in his youth, receiving his Eagle Scout Award. He later served as a scout leader watching his son through the years until he received his Eagles Scout Award. He was a devout Catholic and lifelong member of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, in Peru and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was Past Exalted Ruler of the Peru Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. #365 and a member of the V.F.W. of Peru.

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Michael Lain Miller, 76, Peru, passed away on Saturday morning, in Peru.

On December 6, 1942, in Peru, Indiana, he was born the son of William "Tyman" Miller, Sr. and Ruby L. Lain Miller. On March 28, 1980, in Peru, Indiana, he was married to Sandra Kercher, and she survives.

Michael was a lifelong farmer in Miami County. He was a member of the Gold Wing Riders Association. He attended North Miami High School, class of 1962.

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Alice Marie Grimm, 69, Akron, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at her residence.

Born October 23, 1949, in Fulton County, Indiana, she was the daughter of George Hershel Grimm and Alice Lucille Brown Grimm.

She was a graduate of Andrews High School and retired from Dana Corporation, where she had worked for over twenty-six years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, Indiana. She enjoyed volunteering with different charitable organizations in her community.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Brown, Andrews; and Ed Brown and wife Jodie, Peru; three grandchildren, Ashley Brown (companion Cory Townsend), Radcliff, KY; Alisha Brown, Peru; and Alexis Brown, Peru; three brothers, George Grimm, Andrews; Gene Grimm, Wabash; and Sheridan Grimm, Jacksonville, FL.

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Clarence M. Cobb, Jr., M.D., was born in Chicago, IL, February 28, 1924, to Clarence Sr. and Rose (Nee Greener) Cobb. He graduated from Blue Island Community High School in 1942.

He started a pre-med program at Morgan Park Junior College and enlisted in the Army Reserve November 1942 but wasn’t called to active service until June 1943. Clarence served with the Army in New Guinea and the Philippines. February 1946, he returned to the U.S. and was discharged. He resumed his studies at Roosevelt University and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

June 1947 he married Jane Davis. In 1951, he graduated from U of I with an M.D. He had post-graduate training in Pathology in Lafayette and the Indiana University Medical Center. Jane passed away in 1953. Two daughters had been born to this marriage. Dr. Cobb was certified by the American Board of Pathology (Pathologic Anatomy & Clinical Pathology) in 1956. October 13, 1956, he married Beulah I. Marner, They moved to Logansport, IN, where he practiced pathology at the Cass County Hospital and Longcliff State Hospital. Dr. Cobb accepted the position of associate pathologist at Winona Hospital in Indianapolis. He was appointed to the visiting teaching staff at the Indiana University Medical School reaching the rank of Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology. In 1978 he joined Physicians Clinical Laboratory in Lafayette. He served the Tipton Hospital and other areas for them retiring in 1989.Dr. Cobb is a former fellow of The American Academy of Forensic Sciences, The American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the College of American Pathologists. He is a member of the Paul Coble Post 26 of the American Legion.