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Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services

812 Baldwin St Suite A
Elkhart, IN 46514
(574) 264-2425
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Clouse Terry J Funeral Director

23896 Dahlia Court
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 875-5633
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Cobb Funeral Home

915 Benham Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 389-3318
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Elkhart City Departments Cemetery Department

400 James Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 293-2811
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Elkhart Cremation Services

2100 West Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 389-8828
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Gideons Elkhart County North

1129 Prairie Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 295-6006
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Inman William E Funeral Director

22230 Heron Cove
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 295-9445
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UPDATED WITH OBITUARY, FUNERAL SERVICE: Suspect in murders of Goshen's Michael Sharp, two others arrested - Goshen News

Monday, May 01, 2017

Anabaptist Mennonite Encylopedia Online. The obituary follows.“Michael Jesse “M. J.” Sharp: Mennonite Central Committee volunteer and United Nations contract employee, was born 29 October 1982 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA to John E. Sharp (15 July 1951- ) and Michele Lynn Miller Sharp (27 March 1954- ). Michael was the middle child in a family of two daughters and one son. Michael was kidnapped 12 March 2017, together with five other persons as part of a United Nations (UN) investigation into armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On 28 March 2017 his body, along with the body of UN colleague, Zaida Catalán of Sweden, was found in a shallow grave outside the city of Kananga in the DRC’s Kasaï-Central province.Michael Sharp was raised in the home of a pastor and historian, and grew up in Mennonite centers like Harleysville, Pennsylvania, Scottdale, Pennsylvania, Middlebury, Indiana and Goshen Indiana — locations where his father pastored and then served as Director of the Archives of the Mennonite Church-Goshen. His mother was a physician assistant. M. J. graduated from Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana in 2001. He went on to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) where in 2005 he earned a BA in history, with a minor in German. He later earned a MA in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany.After graduating from EMU, Sharp worked for three years with the Military Counseling Network in Germany, a project of the Deutsches Mennonitisches Friedenskomitee to serve U.S. soldiers based in Europe who sought discharge from military service for conscientious objection or other reasons. From August 2006 to early fall 2008 he was coordinator of the project.From 2012 to 2015, Michael Sharp served as Eastern Congo Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee. This included working with other agencies, such as the Peace and Reconciliation program of the Congolese Protestant Council of Churches, a program that sent people into the forest to persuade rebels to come home. It is reported that Michael’s team persuaded 1,600 rebel soldiers to return to their homes.In 2015 M. J. began contract employment with the United Nations, serving as an Armed Groups Expert in the United Nations Group of Experts on the DRC. This group was appointed by the U.N.’s Security Council to investigate new violence in Kasaï-Central Province that began after government forces killed Kamwina Nsapu, a tribal chief and militia leader, who had resisted DRC President Jospeh Kabila. The UN Group of Experts on Congo, established in 2004, has consisted of six experts appointed by the UN secretary-general to monitor the Security Council’s sanctions regime for Congo and to propose individuals and entities to be added to the sanctions list. The experts collect and analyze information about armed group activities, their networks, arms trafficking, and those responsible for serious human rights violations.In March Sharp and his colleagues planned to document the militia’s alleged use of child soldiers, to investigate massacres of unarmed civilians by government forces, and to seek dialogue with stakeholders such as militia leaders, religious figures and civil society groups to promote peaceful solutions. M. J. was the coordinator of this group.At the time of his death, Michael Sharp’s North American base was in Albuquerque, New Mexico as part of a semi-intentional community of persons who valued peace and cherished community known as the Plex. He moved there in October 2016.An acquaintance from National Public Radio recalled that “Michael Sharp believed in the power of persuasion. The 34-year-old ... with a penchant for plaid shirts would walk, unarmed, deep into rebel-held territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sit in the shade of banana trees with rebels and exchange stories.... Of course...

Elroy L. Buechel - Tri-County News

Monday, December 19, 2016

Elroy L. Buechel, 87, of Cedar Landing, Elkhart Lake, died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Sheboygan Falls.Elroy was born on Aug. 13, 1929, to Frank and Emelda (Sabel) Buechel in Jericho.He married Patricia Marie Meyer on Oct. 6, 1951, in St. Anna. They were married for 34 years until her death in 1985.Elroy was employed at the Kohler Company for 36 years until his retirement in 1991. He pursued farming in St. Anna until he moved to Kiel in 1982.He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.He loved listening to polka music and playing sheepshead. He was an avid Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger Fan.Elroy is survived by his nine children and their spouses, Barbara (Henry) Reiss of Elkhart Lake, Beverly Moureau of DePere, Deborah (Donald) Winkler of Stockbridge, Annette (Florentino) Soto of Sheboygan, Merlin Buechel of Kiel, Steven (Elizabeth) Buechel of St. Anna, Mark (Debra) Buechel of St. Anna, Jeffrey (Amy) Buechel of Plymouth, DuWayne Buechel of St. Anna; 23 grandc...

Larry Williams

Monday, September 26, 2016

Larry David Williams, 63, passed away at his residence in Elkhart, Indiana, September 9, 2016. Visitation will be at Williams Chapel Church, Sunday September 18th from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Services following with Doug Farris officiating; burial following in Williams Chapel Cemetery.Larry is preceded in death by his biological mother Sarah Bea Stricklin, step father Bobby Stricklin. Father Carl Williams, daughter Tonia Williams, uncle/brother Jerry Williams, sister Debbie Williams, and step son Shawn Mutchler. He is survived by his mother Frances Williams, of Florence, wife Marcia, of Elkhart Indiana, daughter Carla Stanfill of Elkhart, siblings Tammy and Tommy Stricklin of Savannah, Tennessee, four grandsons, Ethan Stanfill, Cyle, Jacob, Brandon Whybrew, step daughter Melissa Whybrew, nephews Jonathan and Jeremiah, nieces, Samantha and Shelby, great niece Kinsley Cole.Larry was retired and loved riding his Harley and he was an avid Alabama fan. Even though his was born and raised in Indiana, his heart was in Alabama.In lieu of flowers the f...

Holzinger, Michael W. - Madison.com

Monday, August 29, 2016

Wis.; daughter, Jamie Holzinger of Prairie du Sac; a sister, Judith (Joseph) Nelson of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Jeanette (Gerald) Jessop of La Valle, Patsy (William) Voltura of Elkhart, and Susan (Gregory) Sexton of West St. Paul, Minn.; and brothers-in-law, Mark (Judy) Wanless of Edgerton, Paul (Sarah) Wanless of Decorah, Iowa, and Eric Wanless of Reedsburg. Also surviving are nieces, nephew, cousins, and one uncle, Ernest Hedges of Melbourne, Fla.Preceding him in death were his parents, Kurt and Eunice Holzinger; a brother, Kurt Holzinger; a sister, Susan Bilka; and parents-in-law, Gale and Marie Wanless.In hopes that a cure and prevention can soon be found for the condition that affected him shortly after retirement, Michael donated his brain tissue for use in studies related to Frontotemporal Dementia with Parkinsonism being done by the Mayo Clinic.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 624 N. Willow St., Reedsburg, with Father David Carrano officiating. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME, 312 N. Park St., Reedsburg, where a Scripture Service will be held at 6 p.m. There will also be visitation at the church on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg, with military rites provided by Reedsburg Veterans Honor Guard.The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

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UPDATED WITH OBITUARY, FUNERAL SERVICE: Suspect in murders of Goshen's Michael Sharp, two others arrested - Goshen News

Monday, May 01, 2017

Anabaptist Mennonite Encylopedia Online. The obituary follows.“Michael Jesse “M. J.” Sharp: Mennonite Central Committee volunteer and United Nations contract employee, was born 29 October 1982 in Elkhart, Indiana, USA to John E. Sharp (15 July 1951- ) and Michele Lynn Miller Sharp (27 March 1954- ). Michael was the middle child in a family of two daughters and one son. Michael was kidnapped 12 March 2017, together with five other persons as part of a United Nations (UN) investigation into armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On 28 March 2017 his body, along with the body of UN colleague, Zaida Catalán of Sweden, was found in a shallow grave outside the city of Kananga in the DRC’s Kasaï-Central province.Michael Sharp was raised in the home of a pastor and historian, and grew up in Mennonite centers like Harleysville, Pennsylvania, Scottdale, Pennsylvania, Middlebury, Indiana and Goshen Indiana — locations where his father pastored and then served as Director of the Archives of the Mennonite Church-Goshen. His mother was a physician assistant. M. J. graduated from Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana in 2001. He went on to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) where in 2005 he earned a BA in history, with a minor in German. He later earned a MA in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany.After graduating from EMU, Sharp worked for three years with the Military Counseling Network in Germany, a project of the Deutsches Mennonitisches Friedenskomitee to serve U.S. soldiers based in Europe who sought discharge from military service for conscientious objection or other reasons. From August 2006 to early fall 2008 he was coordinator of the project.From 2012 to 2015, Michael Sharp served as Eastern Congo Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee. This included working with other agencies, such as the Peace and Reconciliation program of the Congolese Protestant Council of Churches, a program that sent people into the forest to persuade rebels to come home. It is reported that Michael’s team persuaded 1,600 rebel soldiers to return to their homes.In 2015 M. J. began contract employment with the United Nations, serving as an Armed Groups Expert in the United Nations Group of Experts on the DRC. This group was appointed by the U.N.’s Security Council to investigate new violence in Kasaï-Central Province that began after government forces killed Kamwina Nsapu, a tribal chief and militia leader, who had resisted DRC President Jospeh Kabila. The UN Group of Experts on Congo, established in 2004, has consisted of six experts appointed by the UN secretary-general to monitor the Security Council’s sanctions regime for Congo and to propose individuals and entities to be added to the sanctions list. The experts collect and analyze information about armed group activities, their networks, arms trafficking, and those responsible for serious human rights violations.In March Sharp and his colleagues planned to document the militia’s alleged use of child soldiers, to investigate massacres of unarmed civilians by government forces, and to seek dialogue with stakeholders such as militia leaders, religious figures and civil society groups to promote peaceful solutions. M. J. was the coordinator of this group.At the time of his death, Michael Sharp’s North American base was in Albuquerque, New Mexico as part of a semi-intentional community of persons who valued peace and cherished community known as the Plex. He moved there in October 2016.An acquaintance from National Public Radio recalled that “Michael Sharp believed in the power of persuasion. The 34-year-old ... with a penchant for plaid shirts would walk, unarmed, deep into rebel-held territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sit in the shade of banana trees with rebels and exchange stories.... Of course...

Elroy L. Buechel - Tri-County News

Monday, December 19, 2016

Elroy L. Buechel, 87, of Cedar Landing, Elkhart Lake, died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Sheboygan Falls.Elroy was born on Aug. 13, 1929, to Frank and Emelda (Sabel) Buechel in Jericho.He married Patricia Marie Meyer on Oct. 6, 1951, in St. Anna. They were married for 34 years until her death in 1985.Elroy was employed at the Kohler Company for 36 years until his retirement in 1991. He pursued farming in St. Anna until he moved to Kiel in 1982.He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.He loved listening to polka music and playing sheepshead. He was an avid Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger Fan.Elroy is survived by his nine children and their spouses, Barbara (Henry) Reiss of Elkhart Lake, Beverly Moureau of DePere, Deborah (Donald) Winkler of Stockbridge, Annette (Florentino) Soto of Sheboygan, Merlin Buechel of Kiel, Steven (Elizabeth) Buechel of St. Anna, Mark (Debra) Buechel of St. Anna, Jeffrey (Amy) Buechel of Plymouth, DuWayne Buechel of St. Anna; 23 grandc...

Larry Williams

Monday, September 26, 2016

Larry David Williams, 63, passed away at his residence in Elkhart, Indiana, September 9, 2016. Visitation will be at Williams Chapel Church, Sunday September 18th from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Services following with Doug Farris officiating; burial following in Williams Chapel Cemetery.Larry is preceded in death by his biological mother Sarah Bea Stricklin, step father Bobby Stricklin. Father Carl Williams, daughter Tonia Williams, uncle/brother Jerry Williams, sister Debbie Williams, and step son Shawn Mutchler. He is survived by his mother Frances Williams, of Florence, wife Marcia, of Elkhart Indiana, daughter Carla Stanfill of Elkhart, siblings Tammy and Tommy Stricklin of Savannah, Tennessee, four grandsons, Ethan Stanfill, Cyle, Jacob, Brandon Whybrew, step daughter Melissa Whybrew, nephews Jonathan and Jeremiah, nieces, Samantha and Shelby, great niece Kinsley Cole.Larry was retired and loved riding his Harley and he was an avid Alabama fan. Even though his was born and raised in Indiana, his heart was in Alabama.In lieu of flowers the f...

Holzinger, Michael W. - Madison.com

Monday, August 29, 2016

Wis.; daughter, Jamie Holzinger of Prairie du Sac; a sister, Judith (Joseph) Nelson of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Jeanette (Gerald) Jessop of La Valle, Patsy (William) Voltura of Elkhart, and Susan (Gregory) Sexton of West St. Paul, Minn.; and brothers-in-law, Mark (Judy) Wanless of Edgerton, Paul (Sarah) Wanless of Decorah, Iowa, and Eric Wanless of Reedsburg. Also surviving are nieces, nephew, cousins, and one uncle, Ernest Hedges of Melbourne, Fla.Preceding him in death were his parents, Kurt and Eunice Holzinger; a brother, Kurt Holzinger; a sister, Susan Bilka; and parents-in-law, Gale and Marie Wanless.In hopes that a cure and prevention can soon be found for the condition that affected him shortly after retirement, Michael donated his brain tissue for use in studies related to Frontotemporal Dementia with Parkinsonism being done by the Mayo Clinic.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 624 N. Willow St., Reedsburg, with Father David Carrano officiating. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME, 312 N. Park St., Reedsburg, where a Scripture Service will be held at 6 p.m. There will also be visitation at the church on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg, with military rites provided by Reedsburg Veterans Honor Guard.The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.