Archive - Sep 22, 2011 - Obituary
KEYSTONE â€” William G. Smith, 76, of Keystone, Ind., passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton.
He was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Larwill, the son of the late Robert and Mary Eloise (Smith) Smith.
He graduated from Larwill High School with the class of 1953.
Mr. Smith married Linda Smith in 2000 at the Son Light Wesleyan Church in Bluffton.
He was a co-owner of Midwest Florist Supply in Fort Wayne, where he started as a teenager and was in the floral business throughout his life.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Dennis M. Spurling, 43, of rural South Whitley, died at 9:29 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident on Sept. 9 in Kosciusko County.
He was born July 26, 1968 in Goshen, a son of Larry M. and Deborah M. (Grabner) Spurling.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1987.
He was employed at Rinker Boat Company for eight years, Liberty Coach for a few years and currently Whitley Manufacturing.
He married Rebecca L. Stouder.
They made their home in Syracuse.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Larry L. Ruse, 71, of South Whitley, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2011 at his home. He had been battling cancer.
He was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Kosciusko County, a son of Alfonso â€śVonâ€ť and Cloris (Krider) Ruse.
His formative years were spent in South Whitley. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1957.
On June 15, 1957, he entered the U.S. Army. He was released from active duty and entered the army reserve on June 30, 1960. He was honorably discharged June 21, 1963.
On April 4, 1981 he was united in marriage to Sandra K. Lewis. They made their home in South Whitley.