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Obituary for Craig Alan Detwiler, 56

Craig Alan Detwiler, 56, of Goshen passed away unexpectedly Tuesday June 7, 2022 at his residence. He was born July 19, 1965 in Goshen to Thomas and Rosemary (Yoder) Detwiler.

Surviving are his parents Thomas and Rosemary of Spencer, Wisconsin, siblings Patrick (Abby) Detwiler of Colby, WI, Robert (Dana) Detwiler of Medford, WI, nieces Katelyn Detwiler, Josephine Detwiler and a nephew Alessandro Detwiler.

Craig graduated from Wausau West High School in 1985. He moved back to Goshen in 1993. Craig worked at Hamilton Iron Works as a metal fabricator. He attended Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church. Craig was very active in steam engine shows. He was a member of the Northeast Indiana Steam and Gas Association at LaGrange and involved in the tractor and steam show at the Apple Festival in Nappanee. He traveled the country to attend steam engine shows in Iowa, Oklahoma, Ohio, and many in Indiana. He did extensive research into the Banting Manufacturing Company, Toledo Ohio due to his great interest in the Greyhound steam engine which Banting made.

A public Celebration of Life/Memorial Service will be held at a date to be determined.

Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting the family and online contributions may be submitted at, www.rrefh.com

Obituary for Tom Smith, 63

Thomas W. Smith, 63, of Mount Airy, Maryland, died Feb. 26, 2022, in his home surrounded by love. Born July 14, 1958 in Maryland, he was the son of the late Roy Lee and Ruth Marie (Stokes) Smith.

Tom is survived by his wife of 26 years, Beth Smith; two sisters, Jeanette Broadwater and Linda Jenkins (Mike); four nieces; five great-nieces; one great-great nephew; and one daughter in heart. He was also survived by his two dogs and 14 myotonic goats.

Tom's love of agriculture started in the eighth grade with the Gaithersburg FFA. Though he held many jobs, he enjoyed the last 17 years he spent at Gladhill Brothers, Damascus, and especially, his final three months at Tractor Supply in Mount Airy.

Over the years, he had many hobbies, enjoying the 75/80 Dragway, the Maryland Two-Cylinder Club, Team Tuna Can Racing, and the Mason Dixon Myotonic Goat Club. He held many positions at the Damascus Community Fair, and his greatest love of all was the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. He was a lifetime member with more than 1,000 volunteer hours in Old MacDonald's Barn. She spent the last 14 years as superintendent.

A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3 in the Heritage Room of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Tom Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

Obituary for Robert Hensel, 84

Robert Joseph Hensel, 84, passed away on a Monday, December 6, 2021, at his home.

Robert was born on November 9, 1937 in Princeton, IL to the late Verner and Lillian (Reynolds) Hensel. He was a graduate of Ohio High School, Class of 1955. He met and married the late Roberta Mae Wiggim on July 12, 1955, at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manlius, IL. She passed away July 12, 1989.

Bob was a lifelong farmer. Throughout the years he had milking cows, raised cattle and for more than 60 years, he raised pigs. The grandchildren and great grandchildren all loved to go to Papa Bob's to see the baby pigs. He was also a Seed Corn Dealer for PAG and Cargill Seed. He measured grain bins for several years and also installed carpet for Eckberg's Carpet in Walnut. He also grilled pork chops at the Princeton Homestead Festival for over 30 years.

He loved his family and friends and was always stopping in to visit and catch up with all his loved ones, never meeting a stranger and always willing to share his story.

Bob was a member of the Sportsman Club in Manlius, IL., he was also a member of several Antique and Steam Engine Clubs, way too many to name. He served many different positions at the Limerick Cemetery including but not limited to President, Overseer and Treasurer. He was member of the Manlius Historical Society. He was also a very active member of his church, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manlius.

Surviving Bob are his five children, Bettie Jo May of Princeton, IL, Robert J. Hensel of San Diego, CA, Richard Hensel of San Diego, CA, William (Arlene) Hensel of Princeville and Ronda (Kurtis) Geldean of Walnut, IL,; six grandchildren, Jared Shepard of Denver, CO, Branden Hensel of Princeville, Amber (Austin) Taylor of Brimfield, Taran (Michael) Cobb of Valdosta, GA, Sadie (Jacob) Robinder of Tampico, and Ellie Geldean of Walnut; two step grandchildren, Eric (Christine) May of Shorewood, IL and Brad (Sue) May of Peru, IL.; seven great grandchildren, Madison, Makenzie, Marleigh and Maddex Leopold, Brantley Taylor, Clea and Brooks Cobb; four step great grandchild, Gracie, Eastin, Ambria and Camden May; two sisters-in-law, Janice (Rod) Attig of Dixon, IL and Nancy (Jerry) Levitt of Wellsville, NY; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Robert in death are his parents, Verner and Lillian Hensel, his wife, Roberta (7/12/1989), one son in infancy, Johnny R. Hensel, two grandchildren, Angelia Shepard in infancy and Brett Shepard, one brother, Verner Eugene (1963) and one son-in-law, Danny May.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church of Manlius, IL.

The services for Robert will be private per Robert and the family's request.

Online memorials and condolences may be directed to www.norbergfh.com

Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home. Inc. & Monuments.

Obituary for Kenny Smith, 85

Kenneth “Kenny” George Smith, age 85 of Caledonia, passed away Monday, November 08, 2021 at the Kingston Residence of Marion.

Kenny was born June 10, 1936 in Marion, the son of Harold Francis and Henrietta (Bird) Smith. He was a 1954 graduate of Claridon High School.

Kenny was a lifelong and devoted farmer. A John Deere man through and through, he collected antique tractors and loved tractor pulling competitions; in fact, he is in the Tractor Pulling Hall of Fame. Kenny enjoyed a spirited game of euchre and tong. He was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church, the Ohio Two-Cylinder Club and the Classic Green Club.

He is survived by the mother of his children: Jerry Sandman; their children: Mike (Denise) Smith and Chris (John Harmon) Federer; grandchildren: Tina (Diego) Gross, Nathan (Lauren) Smith, Lindsay (Tom) Weston, Whitney (Matt) Blankenship, Adam (Jen) Huddle and Kenneth Chase (Stacey) Huddle; great grandchildren: Ely, Tiago, Enzo, Knox, Ellison, Sawyer, Sutton, Hunter, Hesten, Emily, Madilynn, Ava, Chase, Rogan and Luella Rue;  and his sister Diana K. (Stu Ervay) Mitchell.

Kenny is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Tom Mitchell.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 2PM to 5PM; Funeral service will be Monday at the funeral home at 10AM with Pastor Daniel McCoy officiating; burial will be in Marion Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve the Smith family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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Obituary for Juliann Smith, 79

Juliann Smith, born October 13, 1941, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2021.

Julie was born in Detroit, Michigan; the eldest of five born to Stanley and Helen Wosachlo and at a young age the family moved to a farm in the Tyrone Township of Fenton, Michigan. Julie lived the majority of her youth and adult life in Fenton until she and her husband, Richard L. Smith moved to Crossville, Tennessee in 1987.

Julie was a very devout Catholic, always practicing her faith through her day to day life. She was a beloved daughter, mother, sister, and grandmother. Having been raised on a farm, she always stayed active in a host of different activities; always a hard worker with no complaints and did everything to the highest standard with no exceptions. While living in both Michigan and Tennessee, she was an avid farmer and gardener; raising livestock and organic produce to sell at the local farmer's market. Her other activities included being a Sunday school teacher, homemaker, volunteer amongst many other activities. She will be dearly missed by many of her friends and family.

Julie was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Helen Wosachlo. She is survived by her loving husband Richard of 56 years; children Timothy Lawrence, Karen Marie, and Leigh Lawrence Smith; granddaughter Abigail Rose Smith; siblings Alice Clark, Dorothy White, Dan Wosachlo, and Donna Brewer, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be a visitation at Hood Funeral Home in Crossville, Tennessee on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 5-7p.m. On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 there will be a funeral Mass held at Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church in Crossville, Tennessee at 10:00 a.m., with a luncheon to follow.

Obituary for Janice Sue Nikodym

Janice Sue Nikodym went home to be with her Savoir Jesus on July 24, 2021. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 28th at 11 am at Grace Lutheran Church. Pastor Daniel Bremer will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Waco, NE at 2:30 pm. All Faiths Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Janice Sue Dinkelman was born September 27, 1965, at Friend, Nebraska to Ervin and Lila (Gallagher) Dinkelman. She was baptized on October 17, 1965, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Waco, NE. Janice confirmed her faith on June 3, 1979. She attended school through the eighth grade at St. John’s School. She attended High School at Centennial High School, Utica, NE , gradu-ating with the class of 1983. She then furthered her education at Peru State College graduating with high distinction in 1987. She earned her B.S. in Education. Janice taught Kindergarten and first and second grade at District 84 rural school near Platte Center. She also worked at Red Cloud public schools, Willa Cather Foundation, and Gottsch Feeding as well as helping on the family farm near Red Cloud, NE.
Janice was united in marriage to John Nikodym on September 1, 1990. This union was blessed with three children; Jacob, Jamie, and Joshua. Janice was very active in her church; teaching Sunday school, VBS, and involved with LWML.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Lori Hoffman, and father-in-law Jim Nikodym. She is survived by her Husband John Nikodym; Children Jacob, Jamie, and Joshua; Brother Gary (Deb) Dinkelman, Brother-in-law Brian Hoffman, and Mother-in-law Miriam Nikodym.


Jack Douglas Cherry died July 3, 2021.

Jack Cherry was born on Flag Day 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa, the second son of Lyle L. and Hazel J. Cherry. He graduated from West Waterloo High School in 1960, and took miscellaneous college courses of interest to him at Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa. After five years of apprenticeship at John Deere in Waterloo, he became certified as a Journeyman Foundryman and spent most of his career there involved in the iron-melting division, retiring at the end of 1989.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Joanne Ellen. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, five daughters, and his brother, Jim.

The photo shows Jack as an up-and-coming John Deere Tractor authority. Obviously, awhile back. At Jack’s request, there will be no memorial service. Interment will be at Salmon, Idaho.


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