Obituaries

Katherine Eicholtz 

Katherine was born on October 9, 1938 and passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Katherine was a resident of Milan, Michigan at the time of her passing. She was married to Larry. Per her wishes cremation has taken place and a Memorial service will be held Saturday August 20 2016 at 11am with memorial gathering beginning at 10am at St. Paul Lutheran Church Milan with Reverend Dr. Philip W. Penhallegon officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial of ashes will take place on Monday August 22 2016 at 11am at Great Lakes National Cemetery Holly Michigan.

Michael Stone

Michael R. Stone, 63, of Leesburg, Florida passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born December 8, 1952 in Sanford, Florida, the son of the late Gerald and Sheila Stone. Mike retired with 25 years of service in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His career began as an intern in Terre Haute, Indiana. From there he transferred to Lexington, Kentucky where he met his wife Kathy, to whom he was married to for 34 years. From Lexington, he worked in various capacities in Otisville, NY, The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA, FCI Tallahassee, USP Atlanta, MCC Miami, and FCC Coleman, FL. He graduated from Garfield High School in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1971. He received his Associate's degree from Northeastern Oklahoma A & M, where he played football on a scholarship, a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana State University where he also played football and his Master’s Degree in Correctional Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 1978. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; son, Christopher of Jacksonville, Florida and daughter, Rachel, of Nantucket, Massachusetts; brothers, Matt (Becky), Naples, Florida, Mark (Susie), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Patrick (Jenny) Terre Haute, Indiana; Sisters, Jerri Barnard (Curt), Terre Haute, Indiana; Mary Monroe (Jerry), Terre Haute, Indiana. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany. During Mike's 21 years in Lake County, he gave selflessly to numerous boards and projects. Among his most significant accomplishments was his tireless dedication to coaching youth soccer. He almost single-handedly built the Lake County Soccer League and the Hickory Point Soccer Complex to the level at which they are operating today. Mike spent thousands of hours coaching, maintaining the fields, refereeing and searching for donations and grants to ensure a quality program and playing fields for local youth. For the past 15 years he ran the Hickory Point Soccer Invitational which was the largest high school tournament in Florida. Again, he did it almost all of it by himself, putting in countless hours looking for sponsorships, making up schedules, arranging accommodations and maintaining the fields. For the past three years, the tournament raised enough funds to enable significant donations to the “For Kid’s Sake Foundation,” a non-profit organization supporting families who have children experiencing pediatric cancer. This Foundation was near and dear to Mike's heart and he supported it with tremendous passion. He reached out to a family who had recently lost a child to cancer and honored them at the tournament in December 2015. He always was the first to step up where there was a need. He coached JV Volleyball at Leesburg High School when there was a vacancy needing to be filled. He was instrumental in the Leesburg High School original gym floor project, leading the way in selling sections to raise funds for the Athletic Boosters. He served on boards for the Central Florida Sports Commission, The Educational Foundation of Lake County, The Salvation Army and Lake County Parks and Trails. He chaired the Lake County Public Safety Coordinating Council and the Miracle Field Committee, which recently dedicated a new field for special needs children. In January 2016, he took over as interim CEO of the Central Florida Sports Commission and was instrumental in coordinating and supporting key athletic events in Orlando and surrounding counties. His love of sports made this job extra special to him. Mike never missed his children's activities, including traveling to every away game, and often organizing rides, food and concession stand operations. He particularly loved watching them on the soccer field and the teams always new Mike Stone would be there either coaching or cheering them on. He coached his children Chris and Rachel over the years and to this day, many of the children he coached tell of the positive impact he had on them. Mike's love of salt water fishing started while living in Miami and some of his happiest times were on the water with his family teaching them how to fish and catch lobster. He was a natural captain on a boat and thrived in that role. Mike left a legacy in so many places, including his career, volunteer activities and with his lifelong Terre Haute friends and Lake County friends, but most importantly, with his family. He was an amazing husband and father and will be missed forever. A viewing will be held Friday, July 22, 2016 at Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL from 6-8 pm. A service will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 11 am at Morrison United Methodist Church, Leesburg, FL. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall following the service. Burial will be Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11 am at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, where he will be buried with Military Honors. For those who wish to honor Mike, donations can be made to the Mike Stone Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Educational Foundation of Lake County, 2045 Pruitt Street, Leesburg, FL 34748, or to the For Kid’s Sake Foundation at www.MaliaCrushesCancer.com

Joseph Grabill

Joseph Grabill, 86, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away on February 17, 2016. He was born on March 13, 1929, to the late Joseph and Bernice Britton Grabill. Joe was 1947 graduate of Frankfort high school and served. In the United States Air Force for four years during the Korea Crisis. On July 10, 1955 he married Mary Childers who survives. Joe Retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons industries, Tallahassee in 1980. After retirement he enjoyed gardening. Woodworking and FSU football.   He was preceded in death by one son, Donald William Grabill, on sister, Ruth Martin and one brother, Gerald Grabill. He was also survived by two children Kimberly Jo (Thomas) Chancy, Sherry Lunn (Lyman) Walker, six grandchildren, Nick (Alison) Flynt, Ryan (Mags) Flynt, Caleb Walker, Allison Walker, Sam Walker, Thomas (Ty) Chancy, Lance Grabill and Angie Hunt, and eight great-grandchildren.

 Please send condolences to: Mary C. Grabill, 2137 Pink Flamingo Lane, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-4883

Paul Walker

Paul Walker, 61, of Worthington, formerly Terre Haute, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Paul grew up in Terre Haute before joining the U.S. Marines. During the eight years he proudly served his country, he obtained the sergeant rank and was a member of the I&I Duty staff. His bravery didn't stop after the Marines; he worked as a Senior Officer Specialist at the Federal Penitentiary. Not only did he join the DCT, but also the SORT team during his 26 years there.   He held many memberships throughout his life, including to the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Mountain Men. Paul was an avid outdoorsman; he loved spending his free time hunting and fishing, and taking rides on his Harley. More than anything, Paul loved his family and spending time with them.   He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Becky Walker; children, Paul "Skip" Walker and Loshia (Dennis) Walker-Teitloff; mother, Edie Anderson; siblings, Timothy (Susan) Walker, Christine (Rob) Norris, and Andrea (Mac) McPherson; grandchildren, Shawna Walker, John (Destiny) Walker, Michael Mize, Madison Mize, Nathaniel Mize, and Walker Mize; great-grandchildren, Dakota and Tytan Walker; nephew, Dean Wilson; and brother-in-law, Jay (Susan) Braner.   A visitation in Paul's honor will be Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Thomas Funeral Home. Paul will be laid to rest at Highland Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Paul's honor to the Correctional Peace Officer Foundation at www.cpof.org. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared with Paul's family at: www.thomasfuneralhome.net

 Rozzie Lee Lewis

LEWIS, ROZZIE LEE 'DORIS' Ocala - Rozzie Lee 'Doris' Lewis. She leaves to cherish her memories one loving and devoted daughter, Saundra Louise Lewis-Bradshaw; three grandsons, Kevin Bradshaw, Jr., Kevon Bradshaw and Kobe Bradshaw; three sisters, Brenda Manning Bynes, Jacqueline Manning and Laydene (Ralph Jenkins) Manning; three brothers, Willie James (Francis) Manning, Clifford (Ronnie) Manning and Robert Manning; three godchildren; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins and sorrowing friends. Public viewing will be Friday, June 17, 2016 from 12pm to 6pm at Summers Funeral Home, 2238 NW 10th Street, Ocala, FL. Service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. at Church of God by Faith in Righteousness and True Holiness, 16655 NE Jacksonville Road, Citra, FL

William Conner

William Conner, Age 91 died, Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born January 3, 1925 in Lewiston, Pennsylvania to William and Katherine (Bowers) Conner.  William was a proud WWII veteran serving in the Navy on a destroyer, the USS Hunt. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal (1 Star), Victory Medal, American Area Medal and the Philippine Liberty Medal.  After serving his country, he became a guard at Alcatraz in California.  He then transferred to the Federal Corrections Institute in Sandstone Minnesota and eventually retired from FCI in Milan Michigan. William loved his family, was a civil war historian and enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing.  Survivors include his children, two sons Michael (Deborah) and Douglas (Robin) Conner, two daughters Wendy Conner and Jean (Doug) Schultz, eight grandchildren Teresa (Ben) Spencer, Dustin (Sara) Conner, Jessica Jones, Colin Conner, Sean Conner, Dakota Jones, Ryan Conner and Erica Schultz, three great-grandchildren Ava, Kalyn and Caleb, a brother Dave Conner as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Norma and Maxine and a brother Dick. Visitation will be held Friday, June 17th from 4-8pm at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan where funeral Services will be held Saturday at 11:00am where he will lie in state from 10:00 am until time of service with Pastor Mark Smith of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. A luncheon will follow at the American Legion Post 268 in Milan, and all are welcome.  Burial will be held on Monday, June 27th at 10:00 am at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Michigan. www.ochalekstark.com.

Peter "Pete" Pilger

Peter “Pete” Schoen Pilger, age 56, of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on November 13, 1959 to Richard and Kay (Schoenoff) Pilger in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  He was a graduate of Baraboo High School and later received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Steven’s Point. Pete worked for 25 years at the Oxford Federal Prison, until his retirement in 2010. During his retirement he enjoyed working at Timbavati Wildlife Park where he cared for the animals and running the train. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and proud member of Pheasants Forever.  Pete was a beloved friend, brother, and son with having many long standing friendships from childhood to the present. He will be remembered for his loving, kind heart and generosity to all who knew him.  Pete is survived by his mother, Kay Pilger; sister, Eve (Pilger) Pomrening; girlfriend, Ruth Steinhorst-Kasper; granddaughters, Arianna “Anna”, Kayly, and Ella; niece, Sydney; as well as extended family, Richard (Geri), Mike, Mark (Kim), and Amy (Jerry) Schoenoff, Janet Alm and Patty Ranzenberger, and Jay Pilger. He is further survived by many family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Richard; maternal grandparents, Kurt and Evelyn Schoenoff; paternal grandparents, Elmer and Bernice Pilger; and close cousin, Kurt Schoenoff.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11AM on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo with Pastor Doug Fauth officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 4PM-7PM at the funeral home, as well as on Friday from 10Am until the time of service.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff of the UW Hospital Trauma and Life Support Center for their compassionate and loving care.

James Johnson

James Rayford Johnson, Dec. 25 - Nov. 20, 2015.  91 years old.  Services on Nov. 25, 2015, 10:00am, Wesley United Methodist Church, 101 S. Barker Ave., El Reno, Ok.

Mary Lou Baker

Mary Lou Baker, 67, of Locust Grove passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at her home.  She is survived by her husband, Dave Baker; her son, Shane Dalpiaz; and her four siblings, Jim Ball, Andy Ball, Larry Ball and Diana Armstrong. Mary Lou was born in Cabin Creek, W.Va. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Mary Washington College and her master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She taught second grade at Salem Elementary School for seven years before completing a 25-year career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Before her illness, Mary Lou woke up happy every day, had an incredible sense of humor, embraced life to the fullest, never met a stranger and was considered tough as nails. She dearly loved her family, especially her son, Shane; she adored her two labs, Bud and Shea, who are still roaming through the house searching desperately for their friend and master; and she constantly catered to her three rescue cats. She was charitable to a fault, always looking to help people and animals in need of assistance. Her passions became the simple things in life including reading a good book, spending a week at Ocean Isle Beach with family and friends, hikes on a nature trail with Bud and Shea, a Captain’s Choice golf tournament (unless her team lost), cheering for the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Washington Redskins, dinners at Bonefish Grill and, of course, her Bud Light with a lime. A celebration of Mary Lou’s life will take place on Saturday, March 12, for family and friends. She will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

Bauman, Carel L., deceased, May 4, 2016                     not  a member

Restivo, Joseph, deceased, May 10, 2016                      not a member

Coogan, Timothy, deceased, June 6, 2016                     not a member

Brockschmidt, Elvis, deceased, June 10, 2016                FPRA Member


Stephen A. Noone, Jr., 72, of Crawfordville, FL formerly of Danbury, beloved husband of Sally (Ross) Noone, passed away peacefuly at Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee, FL, on December 29, 2014.

Stephen was born in Methuen, MA, son of the late Stephen A. and Harriett (Reeves) Noone, Sr. He graduated from Danbury High School and served in the 
U.S. Navy aboard the USS Independence. He served a long career as a Correctional Officer and Lieutenant for the Bureau of Prisons.  In addition to his wife Sally, he is survived by his sisters, Judith Coffey (William) and Susan Johnson (James) of Danbury, his brothers:

Robert Noone (Geramy) of Danbury, David Noone (Elisabeth) of Redding and Peter Noone of Suwanee, GA, as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Interment will be private. Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Equine and Canine Rescue, Cavzican Care Inc., 245 Kenneth Circle, Crawfordville, FL 32327.