January 26, 2016


Rhonda (Hupp) Atkinson – Mitchell
Rhonda (Hupp) Atkinson, 56, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Gertrude Eunice Carlson – Mitchell
Gertrude Eunice Carlson, 89, of Mitchell, passed away Friday evening, January 22, 2016, at the residence of her daughters in Chesterton.
Born December 9, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Edwin U. and Clara (Andrews) Swartz. She married Norman James Carlson December 18, 1948, and he preceded her in death January 22, 2003. Gertrude graduated from Bowen High School in Chicago and attended Trinity University. She had been employed at U. S. Steel and American Can Company. She also did window displays and advertisements at J. C. Penney Company, and accounting at Orleans Equipment Company. Gertrude had been a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church prior to joining Tulip Street Christian Church. She was past president of the Orleans Baptist Association Missionary Society, and a former member of the Mt. Horeb Home Economics Club and Gideons International.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Carlson, Chesterton; Kathy (Arthur Frederick) Schroeder, Chesterton; son, Howard (Margie Lynn) Carlson, Mitchell; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; brother, Edwin R. Swartz, Colorado
Her parents; husband; children, Carol Lynn Carlson, Gale Ann Carter, and James Norman Carlson; and sisters, Ruth Wilkinson and Bernice Anderson, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. till 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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