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Rosetta Mae Little of Valparaiso

Rosetta Mae Little, 95 of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at the VNA Horton Hospice Center. She was born March 25, 1919 and raised in the Winamac area the daughter of Henry Louis and Nellie (Yockey) Malia. On December 17, 1939, she married William Little, who preceded her in death April 12, 1995. Surviving is her daughter Kay F. Little of Valparaiso, a sister Alice Sapp of Logansport and many nieces and nephews. Her parents, 3 brothers, Everett, William and Kenneth, 3 sisters, twin Rosella White, Madelyn Kalena and Marie Foust and her cousin John Hatterey preceded her in death. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:30 AM until time of Funeral Services at 12:30 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home; 102 Monroe St. Valparaiso. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport, Indiana. Memorial Donations may be made to the Horton Hospice Center, c/o Visiting Nurse Association, 2401 Valley Dr. Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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Billy A. Butterfield of Valparaiso

Billy A. Butterfield, 81 of Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He was born April 3, 1933 in Valparaiso, the son of William and Eleanora (Sharp) Butterfield. Billy was a Valparaiso Fireman for 41 years, serving as Fire Chief for 10 of those years. He also worked for In Touch Pharmaceuticals recently. Billy was a US Marine Veteran and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 94 in Valparaiso. On May 28, 1966 in Valparaiso, he married Kay Johnson, who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving are his sons Bob Butterfield of Colorado Springs and William (Pierrette) Butterfield of Texas, 3 grandchildren, a sister Belva Reid of Valparaiso and a brother Byron Butterfield of Florida. His parents preceded him in death. Private Funeral Services will be held at Bartholomew Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Valparaiso. Memorial Donations may be made to the charity of the Donor’s Choice. 

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Rosalie S. Cornett of Valparaiso

Rosalie S. Cornett, 85 of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Valpo Care and Rehab Center. She was born December 17, 1928 in Gary, Indiana. Surviving is her daughter Julie Cornett of Valparaiso and her son Johnnie Cornett of Valparaiso, There are no services at this time. 

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David D. Wells, Sr. of Valparaiso

 David D. Wells, Sr. 79 of Valparaiso, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014. He was born May 11, 1935 in Cumberland, Kentucky, the son of Jim and Monetta (Sheppard) Wells. David was a machinist with McGill Manufacturing. Of July 14, 1958 in Kentucky, he married Janice Owens, who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving are his sons, David D. (Ann) Wells, Jr. of Valparaiso and Timothy R. (Shelly) Wells of Westville, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a brother Halfard Wells of Valparaiso. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Paul Wells. David enjoyed fishing and raising flowers. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 18, 2014 10 AM until services at 12 Noon at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St, Valparaiso, Rev. Kenneth Gamblin officiating. Burial will be in Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso.

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A. Henry Studebaker of Dunes Acres

 A. Henry Studebaker of Dune Acres, Indiana, died Friday, December 5th at his family home. He was 87. Henry was born September 3, 1927 at the Dune Acres home, the son of Alden Koch Studebaker and Naomi Chellberg Studebaker, both of whom preceded him in death.

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Robert G. Helmchen of Valparaiso

Robert G. Helmchen, 79 of Valparaiso, Indiana went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 22, 2014. He was born April 8, 1935 near Berlin, Germany. He came to Fort Wayne in January of 1962. Robert worked at Howard’s Photo Lab. before joining General Telephone of Indiana (GTE) in 1965 until he retired in 1990 in Valparaiso. He owned and operated RGH VIDEO from 1995 to 2013. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Judy Ann (Murphy) Helmchen of Valparaiso, his daughter Liane Helmchen, his son Rainer Helmchen, granddaughter Katelyn Helmchen, sisters Lonni Helmchen and Ingrid (James) Sheets, all of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents Willi and Hertha (Schluessler) Helmchen and his daughter Christel Rene Helmchen. Visitation will be at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso on Tuesday, November 25th from 4-7 PM with services to follow. Pastor Joseph Ostafinski will officiate. Committal services will be at 1:00 PM Fort Wayne time on Wednesday at the Concordia Lutheran Cemetery Gardens, 5365 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the VNA Horton Hospice Center in Valparaiso or the Donor’s Choice.

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Jean Gertrude Jones of Valparaiso

Jean G. Jones, 78 of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014. She was born February 15, 1936 in Valparaiso to John Edward and Mary Magdeline (Graham) Moneypenny. Jean is survived by her children Richard (Dianna) Heavilin of Valparaiso, Cheryl Lavergne of Union Mills, Jerri Wachter of Valparaiso, Susan (Frank) Powers of Valparaiso, William (Loretta) Heavilin of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Garry Heavilin of Kingston, Tennessee, Robert William (Lilian) Jones of Valparaiso, Ronald Lee (Lisa) Jones of Munster, Roxanne (Michael) Dolhover of Valparaiso, Michael (Jeranne) Jones of Alabama, 29 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, and her brother-in-law, George Ahsing of Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Jones, a son Ralph Heavilin, Jr., two sisters and one brother. In addition to being a wife and mother, Jean volunteered at the St. Paul Catholic Church Clothing Center for many years. Arrangements are pending at this time and will be announced later.

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