Robert Wayne Johnson

Robert Wayne Johnson, 70, died peacefully on Thursday morning, February 13, 2020, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, Indiana.

Born March 14, 1949, Bob was the first child of the late Phyllis Mae (Robbins) Johnson of Adams Twp. Cass County, IN and the late Russell Eugene Johnson of Walker Twp. Rush County, IN.

He is survived by his wife Gale Alice (Davidson) of Carmel, IN; brother Richard William (Roberta Joy Krintz) of Peru, IN; three nephews, Benjamin (Lindsey Fisher) of Fort Wayne, IN, Christian of Peru, and Michael of Carmel; and two great-nephews. His brother Thomas Russell of Twelve Mile, IN preceded him in death.

His extended family includes three sisters-in-law, Anna Kelly of Portage, MI, Carol Price (Allen) of Moss Beach, CA, and Georgia Jones (Bill) of Battleground, IN; eight nieces and nephews, Kathy Gibson (Mark) of South Bend, IN, David Skidmore (Lynda) of Naperville, IL, Jeff Powlen (Lisa) of Flora, IN, Scott Powlen (Amy) of Half Moon Bay, CA, Aaron Kelly (Tania) of Bakersfield, CA, Phoebe Brosnan (Dan) of Portage, MI, Jennifer Ruhl (Patrick) of Searcy, AR, and Katie Bechman (Daniel) of Noblesville, IN; and fourteen great-nieces and great-nephews.

Elaine Combs Thomas

Elaine Combs Thomas, 69, Peru, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Bunker Hill Free Will Baptist Church, Bunker Hill.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the church.

Robert Leroy Johnson

Robert Leroy Johnson, 77, of Peru, IN, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at home after a lengthy illness.

Robert was born in Peru, Indiana in September of 1942 to Dorothy (Butzin) and Otto (Jim) Johnson.

Bob attended Lincoln Grade School and St. John’s Saturday School and was confirmed in 1956. He graduated from Peru High School in 1960. He attended Ball State after graduating high school.

He married his high school sweetheart Linda L. Clausen on April 15, 1961, and she survives.

In his younger years, Bob was a Boy Scout and was Cub Master for his son’s pack. Bob enjoyed many hobbies, including hunting in Colorado, archery league, bullet casting and collecting and trading Hot Wheels.

Carl B. Grimmett

Carl B. Grimmett, 78, of Peru passed away at 4:40 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital.

Born on February 25, 1941, in Webb, West Virginia, he was the son of the late James Roy and Ida (Spaulding) Grimmett.

Carl was a proud U.S. Navy veteran where he served aboard the U.S.S. Gearing.

He retired as a maintenance supervisor at Chrysler after 40 years.

Survivors include his son, Carl Joseph “Joey” Grimmett of Peru, daughter, Yvonne M. Hilgeman (Blake) of Walton, brother, Ivan J. Grimmett (Heather) of Canada, daughter in law, Lori Grimmett of Williamsport, grandchildren, Greg Grimmett (Heather) of Williamsport, Stacey Wilson (Kris) of Attica, Amanda Lee (Justin) of Lafayette, Daniel Hilgeman (Walton) and Alyia Clem (Jordan) of Peru. He is also survived by several great-grandchildren.

Robert L. Cassel

Robert L. Cassel, 84, of Peru, Indiana, passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was born in Peru on July 5, 1935, to John W. and Pauline V. Seigfred Cassel.

Bob spent several years working for the Peru Community School System. He enjoyed meeting his buddies at the Smoke House to play cards, visiting casinos, and buying or selling his wares at flea markets.

He is survived by niece Judy Michalek and husband Ed of Peru, nephew Steve Cassel and wife Susan of Peru, sister-in-law Lu Cassel-Mikesell of North Manchester, and nephews Mark, Greg, Jeff, Phil, and Tony Cassel, nieces Kimberly Cassel Miller and Hope Cassel Jeffers, and nephew Samuel (Skip) Benge of Deedsville; as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

Martha Caroline Lowe Mohler

Martha Caroline Lowe Mohler, 93, Kokomo, formerly of Peru, passed away at 5:42 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana.

Born August 18, 1926, in Peru, Indiana, she was the daughter of Guy and Alma Gertrude Yoder Lowe. On December 25, 1946, in Miami County, Indiana, she was married to Earl Eugene Mohler, Jr., and he survives.

She was a graduate of Bunker Hill High School in 1944 and was a longtime member of the Pipe Creek Church of the Brethren where she taught Sunday school for many years. During WWII, she worked at Essex Wire/Bryan and later at Memcor during the Vietnam era. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, birdwatching, mushroom hunting, and baking. She was an outstanding cook and was known for her excellent pies.

Harold F. Hendrix, 59, of Peru

Harold F. Hendrix, 59, of Peru passed away at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, February 9, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born September 28, 1960, in Peru, he was the son of the late Dewey and Omie (Day) Hendrix.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

On October 2, 2009, he married Yvonne S. Anderson, she survives.

He was formerly employed at DMS Contracting at Grissom. Harold was also a former truck driver.

Marvin A. Tucker, 88, of Peru, passed away at 3:32 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020, in Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. Marvin was born March 6, 1931, in Kosciusko County Indiana to Joseph W. and Elizabeth Tucker.

Marvin graduated from Peru High School in 1950. He joined the United States Marines following High School to serve his country in Korea. When Marvin returned from the military, he joined the Peru Fire Department where he served for 30 plus years. He was an avid coon hunter and enjoyed carpenter work.

Surviving family include his two daughters, Michele (David) Pasley, Greenwood, IN; and Kimberly (Danny) Tucker Powell of North Carolina. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tyler (Jessica) Johnson, Shaylan Johnson, Brandon Powell, Matthew (Samantha) Powell, Jarrett (Angela) Nevitt-Meyer, Erin (Matthew) Fisher, Zachary (Joanna) Pasley, and Zane (Mary) Pasley. He is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.