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Sally Lubben

Nov 09, 1944 - Nov 26, 2023

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West Lafayette, IN

Sally Lubben, 79, joined her Lord and Savior on November 26, 2023, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Born November 9, 1944, she grew up in Springfield, Illinois until her marriage in 1964. She resided in Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Illinois. Rock Island, Illinois became her home in 1982, where she remained Continue Reading x Sally Jean Lubben November 9, 1944 - November 26, 2023 Sally Lubben, 79, joined her Lord and Savior on November 26, 2023, after a long battle with...Read More

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Kenneth Thurber Ayres

Jun 11, 1932 - Feb 20, 2024

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West Lafayette, IN

Kenneth “Ken” Thurber Ayres, of West Lafayette, Indiana, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2024, at the age of 91 at the Indiana Veterans’ Home. Ken was born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1932, to Kenneth and Mildred (Dauphin) Ayres. Ken has one sister, Barbara Ann Ayers. Ken graduated from Montrose High School in Continue Reading x Kenneth T. Ayres June 11, 1942 - February 20, 2024 Kenneth “Ken” Thurber Ayres, of West Lafayette, Indiana, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2024, at the age of 91 at the Indiana Veterans’ Home. Ken was born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1932, to Kenneth and Mildred (Dauphin) Ayres. Ken has one sister, Barbara Ann Ayers. Ken graduated from Montrose High School in 1949 and worked as a cleaner at Gardner Motors in Binghampton, NY until he enlisted in the United States Army in 1951, where he served as a general mechanic 351 st Infantry until 1953. Ken was proud to be a veteran and he enjoyed talking about all the places that he had been. He loved boxing, talking about politics, cars, memories, history, and playing Pinochle. He loved going out for a good beer and Mexican food, and he always put hot sauce on everything. His friend, Ann Michelle, would bring him bottles of hot sauce from wherever she went, and he loved it. He told her, “Hot sauce was how everyone survived chow.” He enjoyed cooking, especially crock pot meals, so if you made him a meal, it better be good, or he would call you out. Throughout his 11 years at the Indiana Veterans’ Home, Ken was well known, and he made many friends and caregivers that he considered more as family, especially those he saw daily on Mac Arthur 2. Ken was definitely stubborn, but he had a huge soft heart. His sense of humor, sarcastic comments, and his big smile will not easily be forgotten, as Ken was absolutely one of a kind. Ken was preceded in death by his father and mother. He leaves behind the best memories and broken hearts of all that loved him, including his favorite social worker, Olivia, all his Mac 2 nurses and CNA’s, his friends in restorative therapy, and respiratory therapy, as well as his close friends, Scott and Crystal Denison. Per Ken’s request, he will be cremated, and a graveside celebration of life will take place at the Indiana Veterans’ Home with full military rights, with Chaplain David Hess officiating. Graveside service will be 10:00 am March 1, 2024, at the Indiana Veterans Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Indiana Veterans’ Home. Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. To leave a condolence, you can first sign into Facebook or fill out the below form with your name and email. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Condolence Upload attachment (Allowed file types: , maximum file size: 2MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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William Lee Shepherd

Apr 08, 1947 - Feb 19, 2024

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West Lafayette, IN

William Lee Shepherd, 76, of West Lafayette, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was born April 8, 1947, in Lafayette, Indiana, to Barbara L. (Flint) Shepherd of Lafayette and the late Paul W. Shepherd. Bill graduated from Battle Ground High School and was a Veteran of the Navy Continue Reading x William Lee Shepherd April 8, 1947 - February 19, 2024 William Lee Shepherd, 76, of West Lafayette, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was born April 8, 1947, in Lafayette, Indiana, to Barbara L. (Flint) Shepherd of Lafayette and the late Paul W. Shepherd. Bill graduated from Battle Ground High School and was a Veteran of the Navy “Seabees”. He farmed in Tippecanoe County since 1971 retiring in the early 2000’s. Surviving are his children Angie Onorato of Battle Ground, IN, William (Andria) McNaughton of Indianapolis, Gregory Shepherd of St. Paul, IN, Anne Shepherd, Levi Shepherd both of Lafayette, IN, 13 Grandchildren, 3 Great Granddaughters. Also surviving is his sister Bonnie (Fred Haan) Godby Haan of Lafayette. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Parkway West. Interment will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bill’s memory. Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. To leave a condolence, you can first sign into Facebook or fill out the below form with your name and email. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Condolence Upload attachment (Allowed file types: , maximum file size: 2MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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Stanley Dean DeWitt

Mar 23, 1943 - Feb 17, 2024

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West Lafayette, IN

Stanley Dean DeWitt, 80, of West Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus, where he was known as “Stan The Man” He was born March 23, 1943, in Bourbon, IN, to the late Albert J. and Eloise M. (Joyce) DeWitt. Stanley was an over the road truck driver for Continue Reading x Stanley Dean DeWitt March 23, 1943 - February 17, 2024 Stanley Dean DeWitt, 80, of West Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus, where he was known as “Stan The Man” He was born March 23, 1943, in Bourbon, IN, to the late Albert J. and Eloise M. (Joyce) DeWitt. Stanley was an over the road truck driver for several years. He was known over the road as “Stanley Steamer”. He enjoyed working with and breaking horses, reading Louis L’Amour books, building go karts, spending time outdoors and telling stories. Surviving are his children, Vanessa (husband Jason) Sowders of Lafayette, Rusty (Fiancé Tracy Cole) DeWitt of Romney, Matthew J. DeWitt of Las Vegas, NV, Beth Carey, Cathy, Jackie, Junior and Ricky, as well as a brother, Ernie DeWitt and his ex-wife, Lynn Fairgrief of Apple Valley, CA. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Stanley was preceded in death by a sister, Jean DeWitt. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the time of the service at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Lafayette, IN 47909 Memorial contributions may be made in Stanley’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Xander Huckelberry left a message on February 19, 2024: “Stan the Man” will be deeply missed. I’m going to miss all of his elaborate stories and jokes. Genuinely one of the most interesting individuals I’ve ever come to know. Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Show More × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Xander Huckelberry left a message on February 19, 2024: “Stan the Man” will be deeply missed. I’m going to miss all of his elaborate stories and jokes. Genuinely one of the most interesting individuals I’ve ever come to know. Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. To leave a condolence, you can first sign into Facebook or fill out the below form with your name and email. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Condolence Upload attachment (Allowed file types: , maximum file size: 2MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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Betty Ruth Williams-Surber

Jul 08, 1937 - Feb 13, 2024

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West Lafayette, IN

Betty Ruth Williams-Surber, 86, of West Lafayette, IN went to be with our heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. She was born July 8, 1937, in Somerset, Kentucky to the late Howard and Susie (Calhoun) Hall. Before moving to West Lafayette, Betty was a resident of Benton County for over 30 years where she Continue Reading x Betty Ruth Williams-Surber July 8, 1937 - February 13, 2024 Betty Ruth Williams-Surber, 86, of West Lafayette, IN went to be with our heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. She was born July 8, 1937, in Somerset, Kentucky to the late Howard and Susie (Calhoun) Hall. Before moving to West Lafayette, Betty was a resident of Benton County for over 30 years where she and her daughter Susan worked side-by-side in the Williams Beauty Shoppe and the Oxford Flower Patch. Both of these businesses were in the Williams Building on the south side of the square in Oxford. The flower shop was where she gained her love of flowers. Betty could take a small hanging basket and make the flowers overflow to the point of being too large to hang on a single hook. Betty loved serving the community through both of the businesses. Betty was also well known for her cinnamon rolls. She used to make them for staff at hospitals and doctors’ offices she visited. It brought her great joy to share her passions. When someone was in need, Betty was always willing to take them in to help them get back on their feet. She was a very loving and giving person. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sharon (Larry) Krebs and Susan Hawn. She also left behind 3 stepchildren and their families, whom she loved very much. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Sarah (Kevin) Silverthorne, Ryan (Lane) Grant, Seth (Austine) Grant, Ashlee (Jarrodd) Case; as well as 13 great-grandchildren, Michael, Luke, Abigail, Ashton, Dacey, Xander, Chesney, Reid, Carter, Lincoln, Kennedy, Kylin, and Lawson; and 1 great-great-grandchild, Xena. Surviving siblings include Lily (Tom) Swisher and Nola New. Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by siblings Marie Clines, Dorothy Clines, Paul Hall, Jewell Dick, Avelene Anderson, Leslie Hall, and William Hall and 1 great-grandchild, Grace. Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be given to Natalie’s Second Chance No Kill Dog Shelter, 10 S. 16th Street, Lafayette, IN 47905. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until time of service at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Soller-Baker, Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette, IN 47909. Entombment will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, Chapel of Faith Mausoleum, where Betty will be laid to rest with her late husband Donald Williams. Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. To leave a condolence, you can first sign into Facebook or fill out the below form with your name and email. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Condolence Upload attachment (Allowed file types: , maximum file size: 2MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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Joseph Edward Sutton Jr.

Dec 18, 1944 - Feb 08, 2024

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West Lafayette, IN

Joseph Edward Sutton Jr., aged 79, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2024, at Heritage Healthcare in West Lafayette, Indiana. He was born on December 18, 1944, in Lafayette, Indiana, to Joseph Edward Sutton Sr. and Margeret (Krummreich) Sutton. He was a lifelong resident of Lafayette. He married Katherine Lucille Cox on July 20, 1963. Continue Reading x Joseph Edward Sutton Jr. December 18, 1944 - February 8, 2024 Joseph Edward Sutton Jr., aged 79, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2024, at Heritage Healthcare in West Lafayette, Indiana. He was born on December 18, 1944, in Lafayette, Indiana, to Joseph Edward Sutton Sr. and Margeret (Krummreich) Sutton. He was a lifelong resident of Lafayette. He married Katherine Lucille Cox on July 20, 1963. They celebrated 60 years of marriage last year. He worked at Fairfield Manufacturing Company for 42 years, retiring in 2007. Joe was a hard worker. He enjoyed puttering around in his garage, working outside, and gardening. In his earlier years, he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping with his family. He was an active member of the Lafayette Pentecostal Church of God, volunteering his time, serving on the Board, and regularly attending Sunday services until his health declined. He is survived by his wife Lucille; brothers, Bob (Shirley) Sutton; Frank (Tracey) Sutton; Ray (Linda) Sutton; and his four children, Joe III (Julie) Sutton; Kathy Sutton; Barbara (Ed) Boardman; and Becky Neal. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brother Bill Sutton; sister Josephine Sutton; and grandson Quincy Sutton. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM on Monday, February 12, 2024, at Lafayette Pentecostal Church of God, 3616 S 9th St, Lafayette, IN 47909. Interment will be at Saint Boniface Cemetery in Lafayette. You may leave condolences at www.soller-baker.com Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. To leave a condolence, you can first sign into Facebook or fill out the below form with your name and email. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Condolence Upload attachment (Allowed file types: , maximum file size: 2MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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Molly Post (Moore) Walbaum

Dec 16, 1938 - Feb 07, 2024

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West Lafayette, IN

Molly Post (Moore) Walbaum, 85, of West Lafayette, IN, and Naples, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, at Westminster Village in West Lafayette. Molly was born on December 16, 1938, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Arthur and Ann Moore. She graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia in 1956 and the University Continue Reading x Molly Post (Moore) Walbaum December 16, 1938 - February 7, 2024 Molly Post (Moore) Walbaum, 85, of West Lafayette, IN, and Naples, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, at Westminster Village in West Lafayette. Molly was born on December 16, 1938, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Arthur and Ann Moore. She graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia in 1956 and the University of Illinois in 1960. She was a proud member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. On June 17, 1960, Molly married Richard S. Walbaum, with whom she shared many cherished years before his passing on July 1, 2009. Together, they created a loving family and made lasting memories. Molly is survived by her sisters, Julie Morley of Winnetka, Illinois, and Susie Rodgers of Northbrook, Illinois, as well as her devoted sons: Jeff Walbaum of Morocco, Indiana, David Walbaum of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Daniel Walbaum of West Lafayette, Indiana. She also leaves behind five beloved grandchildren: Owen, Emma, Ellen, Henry, and Nathan Walbaum. Throughout her life, Molly was deeply involved in her community, especially while her sons were in school and their activities. Beyond her professional endeavors, which included roles at Purdue University and Irvine Travel Service, she dedicated herself to various organizations, including Theta alumni groups, PEO International, Purdue President’s Council, and the John Purdue Club. Molly was also an avid reader. She enjoyed her time spent with loved ones, especially her grandchildren. Molly will be remembered for her warm smile and kind heart. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions to be made to the Purdue Foundation, with a memo to the Richard Walbaum Memorial Fund, the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation, or a charity of your choice. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Soller-Baker, West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette, IN 47906. A private graveside ceremony will follow on Saturday, March 2. Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Carol Emanuel left a message on February 8, 2024: Molly was truly a bright light to every she met. We’ll miss her. May she rest in peace. Heidi & Peter Pastore left a message on February 8, 2024: Rest now dearest friend. You were, and will continue to be, a joy in our lives. Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Show More × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Carol Emanuel left a message on February 8, 2024: Molly was truly a bright light to every she met. We’ll miss her. May she rest in peace. Heidi & Peter Pastore left a message on February 8, 2024: Rest now dearest friend. You were, and will continue to be, a joy in our lives. Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. To leave a condolence, you can first sign into Facebook or fill out the below form with your name and email. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Condolence Upload attachment (Allowed file types: , maximum file size: 2MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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Raymond A. DeSutter II

Sep 30, 1935 - Feb 04, 2024

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West Lafayette, IN

Raymond “R.A.” A. DeSutter West Lafayette – Raymond “R.A.” Andrew DeSutter II, 88, West Lafayette, passed away quietly at Westminster Village in West Lafayette, with his wife, son and daughter by his side, on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at 5:30 a.m. R.A. was born in Lafayette, Indiana on September 30, 1935. He was the son of the late Raymond A. and Mildred P. (Campbell) DeSutter. He grew up in Attica and was the salutatorian of the Attica High School Class of 1953. In his youth he spent many summer days on his grandparents’ farm near Hillsboro. His grandfather Campbell was vision-impaired, so R.A. helped plant the crops under his guidance. This is where he learned to love farming. He also spent as many hours in the woods with his lifelong friend, Gale Helms, as he could, honing their marksmanship and trust in one another. After graduation, and with strong encouragement from his father, he attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating magna cum laude in 1957. While at Notre Dame he played the baritone in the marching band and sang in the glee club. He also roomed, and became lifelong friends with, Dick Cunningham of Albany, New York. Two weeks after graduating from Notre Dame, R.A. became a Trappist Monk at the Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery near Bardstown, Kentucky. He spent most of his six years there working in the garden, which provided the food for the monastery. Here, he also met another lifelong friend, Pete Deegan of Port Huron, Michigan. Among other exploits, the two of them “expropriated” food from the monastery pantry and made clandestine deliveries to families in need in the hills and hollers surrounding the monastery. While there, he also studied under the famous Catholic Philosopher, Thomas Merton, who had a major impact on his spiritual and intellectual growth. In 1963, R.A. left the monastery to pursue his true passion, farming. He first worked with his Uncle Lawrence and cousin Larry, who was more like a brother. Later he partnered with his brother-in-law Ray McGraw. On June 6, 1966, he married the love of his life, Lynn Sells in Lafayette, Indiana and she survives. They had two children, Dan DeSutter (Barbie) of Attica, and Ann DeSutter of Longmont, Colorado. Lynn and R.A. enjoyed exploring the world together with trips to Africa, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, Mexico and throughout the USA. They also enjoyed family and wonderful friends from their faith community at St. Tom’s in West Lafayette. Through St. Tom’s, R.A. got involved with mission work in Haiti. He made several trips mostly focusing on providing clean drinking water. He also worked to provide scholarships to Haitian youth. His Haitian ministry was indicative of the compassionate, caring person he was known to be. R.A. served his local community in several capacities as well. He was a member and President of the Attica Consolidated School board for twelve years. He served on the Attica Community Foundation Board. He also served on the Fountain County Farm Service Agency County Committee. He was an avid lifelong reader, an instrument-rated private pilot and was selected as Conservation Farmer of the Year for Fountain County. Perhaps his greatest passion, besides his family, was his stewardship of the land. In 1983, he began farming on his own using ridge-till technology to minimize soil erosion and external inputs. In 1991, he began farming in partnership with his son Dan. Together they successfully converted the farm to a no-till system, teaching and sharing their knowledge with other farmers from around the globe. After his “retirement”, he remained active on the farm as long as his health allowed into his eighties. When he wasn’t needed in the field, he loved to practice his landscape artistry with his bulldozer, excavator, and bobcat. He never quit until his failing heart demanded it.R.A. leaves behind his wife, Lynn, of 57 years along with two children. Dan (Barbie) DeSutter, and their three children; Dylan (Tayler) DeSutter, Damon (Karley) DeSutter and Dalton (Maddie) DeSutter as well as two great-grandchildren Sage Maren DeSutter and Miles Daniel DeSutter all of Attica; and a daughter, Ann DeSutter of Longmont, Colorado. He also leaves two special brothers-in-law, Larry (Melanie) Sells of Westfield, IN and Lane (Tami) Sells of Independence, IN as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister, Eva McGraw, of Williamsport, IN. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Beef House Restaurant in Covington, Indiana on Saturday, February 17, 2024. The Celebration will begin at 4 p.m. with a meal to follow. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Foundation 535 W. Mitch Daniels Boulevard West Lafayette, IN 47907 To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Raymond "R.A." A. DeSutter II, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial Donation

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Alfreda M. Wesner

Jun 26, 1933 - Feb 06, 2024

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West Lafayette, IN

Alfreda M. Wesner, 90, of Chalmers, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Cumberland Point Healthcare in West Lafayette. Alfreda was born June 26, 1933 in Lafayette to the late August and Pauline (Vigel) Link. She was one of 11 graduates of the 1951 class of Wea High School. After graduation, she lived with her friends, Patsy Royer & Pat Linder, for several years until meeting and marrying the love of her life, James H. Wesner. She and Jim were married November 6, 1955 in Lafayette at Immanuel United Church of Christ; a marriage that would span 63 years until his passing on April 17, 2019. A devoted homemaker and farm wife, Alfreda loved raising the couple’s three sons and also helping anywhere needed around the farm including preparing and delivering delicious meals to Jim and his farmhands. She was a wonderful, kind, generous and loving wife, mother and friend. Alfreda had little time for anyone who had no compassion for others. She and Jim were longtime members of the Brookston Federated Church. Alfreda enjoyed hosting family events, playing the organ at home and playing cards. She was an avid Euchre player, and everyone knew if you were playing against her, you were in for a time. She also enjoyed Men’s and Women’s Purdue Basketball. Alfreda was a Past Worthy Matron of the Brookston Order of the Eastern Star and a lifelong member of the Brookston chapter of Psi Iota Xi sorority. An excellent cook, she was proud to have contributed more than one recipe to the Psi Iota Xi cookbook. Surviving are her three sons, Bryan N. Wesner (Gayla) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Bruce A. Wesner (Juanita) of Venice, Florida and Barry D. Wesner (Julie Davenport) of Chalmers. Alfreda loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, Michael Wesner (Kristin), Brianne Thompson (Trent), Lindsay Wesner, Lauren Gainey (Tyree), Courtney Wesner (Jamie), Carly Riley (Phillip), Bailey Wesner (fiancé: Jared Bain); and her great-grandchildren, Alaina, Keira, Rylee, Taryn, Bryden, Reagan, Dakota and Heaven. Preceding her in death with her parents August and Pauline, her husband, Jim, and two brothers, Bud Link and Charles Link (Florence) is a great-granddaughter, Hailey Gainey. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2024 at Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home of Brookston; Rev.’s David Doles and Dr. Lelan D. McReynolds to officiate. Interment to follow in the Brookston Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to the Federated Church of Brookston or Psi Iota Xi sorority. Share memories and online condolences at www.clapperfuneralservices.com

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Arlene A. Rovell

Jan 15, 1934 - Feb 03, 2024

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Arlene Rovell went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 3rd, 2024, just after her 90th birthday, in West Lafayette, Indiana, her home for the past 38 years. For much of that time, she was an RN at Wabash Valley Hospital, where her proudest achievement was shaping and running the Office of Utilization Review for Continue Reading x Arlene A. Rovell January 15, 1934 - February 3, 2024 Arlene Rovell went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 3rd, 2024, just after her 90th birthday, in West Lafayette, Indiana, her home for the past 38 years. For much of that time, she was an RN at Wabash Valley Hospital, where her proudest achievement was shaping and running the Office of Utilization Review for more than 10 years. Arlene’s other passions included decorating her cozy home, collecting antique coin glass and operating a booth at Raven’s Roost for several years. She served on PEFCU’s lending review committee. She was an accomplished singer and through the years brought joy to others through solos and choir work in the many churches she attended. The past few years brought peaceful enjoyment listening to nearby church chimes and watching birds, chipmunks and squirrels from her sunny back deck. Born in upstate New York, Arlene was raised by her loving parents Michael and Ada Hawtur. Her thirty-six year marriage to Robert Rovell brought many changes, including that of being a pastor’s wife, which necessitated many moves to a variety of locales, including Houghton, NY, Hightstown, NJ, Perrineville, NJ, Syracuse, NY, Mt. Holly, NJ, Miami Springs, FL and Gulfport, MS. Arlene is survived by her children, Christine (husband Douglas) and Keith (wife Carol); grandchildren Sharon (husband Mark), Scott, John, and Jennifer (husband David); and a great grandchild, June. She has promised to greet each of them at the Pearly Gates when the time comes and welcome them to their new heavenly home. The family is holding a private ceremony in the Chapel of Faith at Tippecanoe Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Horizon Oncology Center, Lafayette, Indiana. Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Kay Walton left a message on February 5, 2024: Arlene was one of the kindest, most caring people I ever had the pleasure of working with. I am so sorry for your loss. Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Show More × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Kay Walton left a message on February 5, 2024: Arlene was one of the kindest, most caring people I ever had the pleasure of working with. I am so sorry for your loss. Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. To leave a condolence, you can first sign into Facebook or fill out the below form with your name and email. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Condolence Upload attachment (Allowed file types: , maximum file size: 2MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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Virginia Sue Riley

Apr 18, 1947 - Jan 31, 2024

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Virginia Sue “Jen” Riley, 76, of Goodland, IN passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024 at her daughter’s home in West Lafayette. She was born in Rensselaer, IN on April 18, 1947, the daughter of Albert Yoder and Lillian (Kissinger) Yoder. She was a 1966 graduate of Mt. Ayr High School. On May 14, 1983 she married James Richard “Jim” Riley. He preceded her in death on July 25, 2022. Jen worked for Better Coil in Goodland for several years and attended the Goodland Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing dice with her family and she was known for her delicious brownies. She is survived by her loving family: one daughter, Kim (David) Owens of West Lafayette; two children by marriage, JR Riley of Oklahoma and Jackie Walton of Huntsville, AL; two sisters, June (Jeff) Taylor of Goodland and Phyllis Stovall of St. Anne, IL; and one brother, Gene (Sheila) Yoder of Morocco, IN. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Chelsie Kittle of Lafayette, Justin (Allyson) Buschman of North Carolina, Dannielle (Jack) Timmons of Lafayette, Davey (Beth) Owens of Lafayette, Jocelyn (Josh) Maddox of Avon, IN, Raymond Peck, Michael Peck and Melody Peck, all of Georgia; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jim; one son, Don Peck; one brother, Harold Yoder; and two sisters, Delores Stock and Harriet Bourelle. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral at 11 a.m. (CST) at Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer. Pastor Jeff Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Burr Oak Cemetery. Steinke Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements. Memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family at www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com.

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