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Zeni Coman

Nov 10, 1954 - Sep 15, 2023

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Knox, IN

Zeni Coman, age 68, of Knox, IN, passed away on September 15, 2023, at her home. She was born on November 10, 1954, to parents Gheorghe Lascau & Ana "Vesa" Lascau. Visitation will commence on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 7-9pm (CST). Funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 11am (CST), burial to follow at Oak Park Cemetery. All services will be held at M. C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox, IN.

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George E. Fogarty

Oct 13, 1927 - Feb 29, 2024

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Knox, IN

George E. Fogarty, age 96, of Knox, IN, passed away at home on February 29, 2024. On October 13, 1927, in Hammond, IN, he was born to parents Arthur Fogarty & Mary (Helms) Fogarty. George loved his grandchildren and cherished the memories. He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur & Mary Fogarty, wife Mary Ann Fogarty and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are his kids Ann DeLong (Joseph), George V. Fogarty, Barbara A. Fogarty, Patricia L. VanVolkenburg (Daniel), all of Knox, and Kathleen Thomas of Wyoming, eight grandchildren and one sister Mary Alice.Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from 4-8pm (CST), with a Rosary Service at 7:30pm, at M.C. Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, March 7, 2024, at 10am at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Hamlet, IN. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Schererville.

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Tracy Lynn Napierkowski

Feb 02, 1976 - Feb 26, 2024

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Knox, IN

Tracy Lynn Napierkowski, age 48, of Knox, IN, passed away on February 26, 2024. She was born on February 2, 1976, to parents David Jarrett and Florence “Tina” Napierkowski. Shortly after her birth she was adopted by Zigmund Napierkowski, who raised her as his own. She enjoyed taking walks, listening to music, dancing like crazy and of course being the center of attention at family gatherings. Family means everything to Tracy, especially being a grandma, her grandchildren meant everything to her. She’s preceded in death by her biological father David Jarrett, father Zigmund Napierkowski, a brother Martin “Bub” Napierkowski. Surviving is her mother Tina Napierkowski, children Elizabeth Wright, Amber Clary, Dustin Clary, Aiden Clary, siblings Nicole & Brian Napierkowski, and grandchildren Kiara Wright, Luna Grace.A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 10am (CST) at M.C. Smith Funeral Home with visitation services one hour prior.

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Virginia J Combs

Jul 13, 1944 - Feb 26, 2024

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Knox, IN

Virginia J Combs, 79 years old of Knox, Indiana, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024 in Knox, Indiana. She was born Thursday, July 13, 1944 in Seedorf Germany, Daughter of the late Michael Hukalo and the late Stefaina Prymack Hukalo. Virginia Loved crocheting and embroidering. She also enjoyed bowling, watching birds and gardening.Virginia's greatest passion was spending time with her dogs, family and especially her grandchildren. She worked as a Clerk for G. L. Perry. Surviving are Son, Paul (Debbie) Combs of Knox, In, Daughter, Donna (Todd) Hix of Knox, In, Daughter, Melissa Alexander of Leesburg, Fl, Brother, Michael Hukalo of Knox, In, Sister, Julie Hukalo of Knox, In, Sister, Vera (Jeff) Tetzoloff of Culver, In, 6 Grandchildren: Christina, Jessica, Brianna, Sally, Holly and Chelsea and 9 great grandchildren. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Donald Combs and her parents Michael and Stefaina Hukalo. Friends will be received 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM CST Tuesday March 5 2024 at the Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Knox, Indiana. Services will be held at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc 225 N Michigan Ave Floor 17 Chicago Il 60601. To to the family or in memory of Virginia J. Combs, please

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William H. Boyd III

Jun 29, 1985 - Feb 15, 2024

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Knox, IN

William H. “Billy” Boyd III, age 38, of Knox, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024. Billy was born June 29, 1985 in Chicago to William H. Boyd Jr. and Barbara Boyd. Billy loved to go fishing and was also a big sports fan who loved watching the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks play. He also loved his pets, two cats and a dog, his favorite was his kitten, Boo. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Boyd of Chicago, his companion, Ashleigh Brewer of Knox, a son, Bailey Boyd of Knox, a sister, Elizabeth Boyd of Monterey, IN, brothers, Michael Boyd (Gabriella) of Chicago, and Joshua Boyd (Samantha) of Florida, and his nieces, Shayla, Serenity, Aubree, Ameliah, Ava and Isabelle. He held a special place in his heart for Addyson and Tatum, and especially loved his tea parties with Tatum! He was so proud of his son, Bailey for being such a great young man and of all of his accomplishments attending college. He was preceded in death by his father, William Boyd Jr. and his grandparents, William and Gladys Boyd, and Grandmother, Carol Davis.A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 11am to 1pm (CT) at M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox. A dinner will follow at the Knox Community Center.

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Jonathan Allen Peddicord

Feb 08, 2004 - Feb 17, 2024

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Knox, IN

Jonathon Allen Peddicord, 20 years old of Knox, Indiana, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024 in Knox, Indiana. He was born Sunday, February 8, 2004 in Knox, Indiana, Son of Harry Peddicord Sr and Carolyn (Harris) Peddicord. Jonathan was a nature lover. He enjoyed working out and playing video games. His greatest passion was spending time with his friends and family. He worked for JW Hicks . Surviving are Mother and Father, Carolyn & Harry Peddicord Sr of Knox, Indiana, Mother and Father, Lisa Sexton & Harry Peddicord Jr of Knox, Indiana, Brother, Austin(Savannah Dietrich) York of Knox, Indiana, Brother, Todd Peddicord of Richmond, Indiana, Sister, Elizabeth(Jacob) Hodge of Knox, Indiana, Sister, Hannah York of Knox, Indiana, Sister, Laura Peddicord of Plymouth, Indiana. Friends will be received 10 AM till time of service at 1 PM, Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Knox, Indiana. Services will be held at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 1 PM. Interment will follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery, in Knox, Indiana. Contributions may be made to the family. To to the family or in memory of Jonathan Allen Peddicord, please

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Monsignor Richard Zollinger

Mar 23, 1929 - Jan 29, 2024

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Knox, IN

Monsignor Richard Zollinger, a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Gary, IN, was born March 23, 1929, in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Erwin and Catherine (Schof) Zollinger. He went home to heaven January 29, 2024. In Fort Wayne, he attended St. Patrick Grade School for 8 years and Central Catholic High School for 2 years before entering the minor seminary at St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary, WI. Following his secondary education, he moved on to St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology where he attended 6 years. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1955.During his lifetime of service as a priest, he served at numerous parishes within the Gary diocese. His last assignment was as Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Knox, IN. He served as Director of Vocations for the Gary diocese and the Dean of various deaneries within the Gary diocese. He was elevated to Prelate of Honor on April 27, 1984.Throughout his life he had many interests including scouting, photography, classical music, planning his flower gardens, traveling, Scuba diving, snow-skiing, officiating at basketball games, caring for his beloved black labs, and escaping to his lake cottage. As a young man he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and continued to participate in scouting as a chaplain. He knew no strangers, was an excellent listener, and reached out to anyone who needed a kind word. He had a knack for making everyone feel special. He had numerous stories to share and often incorporated them into his homilies. He valued his faith and family above all else. He loved his nephews and nieces and their families, and he enjoyed keeping up with them via his electronic photo frame.Monsignor Zollinger Is preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Catherine (Schof) Zollinger, his brother Erwin “Bud”(Ruth) Zollinger, and his sister Mary Catherine (Tom) Freiburger, and nephews Thomas and John Zollinger. He is survived by 3 nephews, 2 nieces, 17 great-nephews and great-nieces, and 37 great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces.Rite of Reception will take place at 2:00 PM (CT) on Monday Feb 5 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 406 E. Washington St., Knox, IN. Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb 5 from 2 to 6 PM (CT) at St. Thomas Catholic Church, with evening prayers at 5:30 PM (CT) and on Tuesday Feb 6 at 9 AM (CT), at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church until morning prayers at 10:00 AM (CT). On Tuesday, Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 AM (CT) at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Knox IN. Celebrant will be Most Reverend Robert J. McClory, Bishop of Gary. Burial will take place on Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024 at 11am (ET) at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN where he will be laid to rest next to his parents.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Seminarian Fund, Diocese of Gary, or St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Knox, IN.

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James Henriott

Nov 20, 1929 - Jan 21, 2024

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Knox, IN

James Henriott passed away on January 21, 2024, following complications from COVID. James was born November 20, 1929 in Logansport, IN to John and Edna (Tabler) Henriott. His parents, brother (Paul Henriott), and sister (Catherine Horban), preceded him in death.Jim was raised on a farm in Fulton County and attended Rochester High School, where he graduated in 1947. He then enrolled at Indiana State Teacher’s College in Terre Haute, IN majoring in Mathematics and Industrial Arts. While at Indiana State, Jim was a basketball student manager for Coach John Wooden his freshman year, and his sophomore year he was a manager for Coach John Longfellow. He was also a baseball player all 4 years and was the starting catcher his junior and senior years.Upon graduating from Indiana State, Jim was inducted into the US Army where he served for 2 years as a Counter Intelligence Corp (CIC) agent. He attended Japanese language school and was on orders to go to Korea, but at the last minute the orders were changed, and he was to report to Fort Benning, GA where he was assigned to run security clearance for members of the Army and Department of the Army Civilians, who were employed by the Army. He was stationed in Savannah, GA.When the 2-year military obligation was completed, Jim was discharged and sent home to Rochester, where he worked as a section hand on the Nickle Plate Railroad until school began in September. He continued in the active Army Reserves for the next 2 years, attaining the rank of Sergeant. In September 1951, he began teaching mathematics at Main Junior High School in Mishawaka, IN. The next year he taught math and woodshop at Rochester High School. In the spring of 1955, he was contacted by the FBI to see if he would be interested in going to Germany to screen refugees for immigration to the US. The refugee program ended on December 31, 1956.Jim married his beautiful wife, Beatrice Lehman, on July 4, 1956 in Hamburg, Germany. Bea had been an elementary school art teacher in Mishawaka and they had dated prior to Jim going to Germany as a Dept of the Army Civilian. Their marriage lasted 65 years until Beatrice’s death on April 1, 2022.Jim and Beatrice had 3 children: Jay Henriott (Rosie) of Jasper, IN; Jill Harvey (Steve) of Banner Elk, NC; and Ann Nicoson (Kevin) of Romney, IN. Jim and Beatrice had 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.Jim’s teaching career began in Mishawaka, then Rochester, each for 1 year, then South Bend Washington High School teaching mathematics for the next 10 years. Jim earned his Masters degree in school administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1960. His first administrative job was guidance director and high school assistant principal at North Judson High School for 1 year, and then 2 years as principal of Liberty Middle School in North Judson. The next 8 years he was the high school principal at North White High School in Monon, IN. In 1978 Jim came to Knox as the high school principal and after 6 years he was promoted to be the assistant to the superintendent with duties of transportation director, purchasing, hearing officer, athletics, among other duties. Jim retired in 1992 from the Knox Community School Corporation.He was a 22-year member of the Knox Kiwanis Club having served as president for 1 year and Chairman of the Christmas Food Baskets project for 19 years. He also was a 5-year member of the Monon Lions Club. He served 13.5 years on the Starke County election board as the Democrat representative. He served as chairman of the Starke County Scholarship Selection Committee for 6 years.Jim was an avid golfer and had a hole in one on September 13, 2011, on the 8th hole at Hamlet. His foursome included Doctor Howard Henry, Attorney LeRoy Gudeman, and Attorney Orville Nichols. LeRoy Gudeman was a golf mate for 30 years.Jim was thankful for the help he received from Elara Hospice; caregivers Michelle and Shawn Hite, Brittany Lovely; and his neighbor for many years, Joann Rush.Viewing hours for family and friends will be Thursday evening (1/25/24) from 4 PM to 6 PM (CST), 5 PM to 7 PM (EST), at the MC Smith Funeral Home in Knox, IN, with funeral services to be held on Friday morning (1/26/24) at 9:30 AM (CST), 10:30 AM (EST). A family burial service will take place at the Olive Cemetery in Wakarusa, Indiana, with military graveside services

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Terry Joseph Gardner

Sep 18, 1972 - Jan 02, 2024

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Knox, IN

Terry Joseph “Joe” Gardner, age 51, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Joe was born in Hammond, Indiana on September 18, 1972. He is survived by his mother, Claudia Gardner of Knox, his father, Terry H. Gardner (Lorrie) of Knox, his sister, Connie Gardner of Knox, nieces and nephews, Tessia Lester, Lynn Shepherd and Scottie Shepherd, and great nieces and nephews, Rayne Lester and Elliott Lester. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 1pm (CT), with visitation two hours prior to services, at M.C. Smith Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.

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Brian Anthony Ligue Sr.

Mar 31, 1986 - Feb 02, 2024

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Knox, IN

Brian Anthony Ligue Sr. Age 37, resident of Knox, IN formerly of Canaryville passed away unexpectedly February 2, 2024. Beloved son of Herschel C. Ligue Sr., and Joan (Edward) Fournier; loving father of Shayla K. Ligue, Brian A. Ligue Jr., and Devon M. Ligue; dearest brother of the late Danielle L. Ligue, Herschel C. Ligue Jr. (Ashley), Michael E. Ligue, Craig A. Ligue, and Keith Smith; dear uncle of Mackenzie, Gianna, Michael Jr., and Zachary; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous friends, and Amanda Esparza. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Marylou Ligue, Edwin Ligue, Flepia Pietrucha, and Michael Pietrucha. Brian was an avid baseball fan and car enthusiast. He enjoyed listening to rap music and four wheeling with his sons. Brian will be remembered for always making people laugh with his comical and jokester personality. Visitation at McInerney Central Chapel, 4635 S. Wallace Street, Chicago, IL 60609 on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 3-8pm. Cremation following in accordance with his wishes. Please visit BRIAN LIGUE SR. book of memories. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit http://WWW.CHAPELC.COM or FACEBOOK.COM/FUNERALMC. For information 773 268-0703 or 773 581-9000.

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Monsignor Richard Zollinger

Mar 23, 1929 - Jan 29, 2024

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Knox, IN

Monsignor Richard Zollinger, a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Gary, IN, was born March 23, 1929, in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Erwin and Catherine (Schof) Zollinger. He went home to heaven January 29, 2024. In Fort Wayne, he attended St. Patrick Grade School for 8 years and Central Catholic High School for 2 years before entering the minor seminary at St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary, WI. Following his secondary education, he moved on to St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology where he attended 6 years. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1955.During his lifetime of service as a priest, he served at numerous parishes within the Gary diocese. His last assignment was as Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Knox, IN. He served as Director of Vocations for the Gary diocese and the Dean of various deaneries within the Gary diocese. He was elevated to Prelate of Honor on April 27, 1984.Throughout his life he had many interests including scouting, photography, classical music, planning his flower gardens, traveling, Scuba diving, snow-skiing, officiating at basketball games, caring for his beloved black labs, and escaping to his lake cottage. As a young man he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and continued to participate in scouting as a chaplain. He knew no strangers, was an excellent listener, and reached out to anyone who needed a kind word. He had a knack for making everyone feel special. He had numerous stories to share and often incorporated them into his homilies. He valued his faith and family above all else. He loved his nephews and nieces and their families, and he enjoyed keeping up with them via his electronic photo frame.Monsignor Zollinger Is preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Catherine (Schof) Zollinger, his brother Erwin “Bud”(Ruth) Zollinger, and his sister Mary Catherine (Tom) Freiburger, and nephews Thomas and John Zollinger. He is survived by 3 nephews, 2 nieces, 17 great-nephews and great-nieces, and 37 great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces.Rite of Reception will take place at 2:00 PM (CT) on Monday Feb 5 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 406 E. Washington St., Knox, IN. Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb 5 from 2 to 6 PM (CT) at St. Thomas Catholic Church, with evening prayers at 5:30 PM (CT) and on Tuesday Feb 6 at 9 AM (CT), at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church until morning prayers at 10:00 AM (CT). On Tuesday, Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 AM (CT) at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Knox IN. Celebrant will be Most Reverend Robert J. McClory, Bishop of Gary. Burial will take place on Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024 at 11am (ET) at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN where he will be laid to rest next to his parents.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Seminarian Fund, Diocese of Gary, or St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Knox, IN.

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