Obituaries 9-12-13

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Ivan Macrander

Master Sergeant Ivan Earl Macrander, USAF, (Retired), age 78, of Hanover, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Friday, September 6th, 2013, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.

He was born on October 11th, 1934, in Patriot, the loving son of the late, Ben C. Macrander and Mary Orr (Hewitt) Barko. He was raised in Patriot, where he attended Patriot High School and received his diploma from the United States Air Force. He was inducted into the United States Army on April 29th, 1950, in Indianapolis, rising to the rank of Private E2, serving during the Korean War in Company E 35th Infantry Regiment. He received the Korean Campaign Medal. Ivan was honorably discharged on April 6, 1951, in Fort Lawton, Washington.

He was inducted into the United States Air Force on December 31st, 1952, in Indianapolis, rising to the rank of Airman First Class, serving during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. He was honorably discharged on December 1st, 1956, at Sewart Air Force Base, in Tennessee. He reenlisted into the United States Air Force on April 9th, 1960, serving during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on October 10, 1963.

He reenlisted into the United States Air Force on October 11th, 1963, at Shaw Air Force Base, in South Carolina, rising to the rank of Technical Sergeant, serving during the Vietnam War. He received the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Vietnam), Air Force Medal (Vietnam), Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal (Vietnam), National Defense Service Medal With One Bronze Star, Air Force Longevity Service Award With Two Oak Leaf Cluster. He was honorably discharged on October 10th, 1967, at Holloman Air Force Base, in New Mexico.

He reenlisted on October 11th, 1967, at Holloman Air Force Base, in New Mexico, serving during the Vietnam War. He received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal With One Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal With Two Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Force Medal, Air Force Medal With One Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Medal With Three Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Medal With Four Oak Leaf Cluster and Air Force Medal With Eight Oak Leaf Cluster. He was honorably discharged on October 10th, 1971 at Rbins Air Force Base, Georgia. He reenlisted into the United States Air Force on October 11th, 1971, at Dobbins Air Force Base, in Georgia, rising to the rank of Master Sergeant E-7, serving during the Vietnam War. He received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal With Three Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Longevity Service Award With Three Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Force Commendation Medal. He was honorably discharged on October 9th, 1975, at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. He reenlisted into the United States Air Force on October 10th, 1975 and retired as a Master Sergeant on February 1st, 1978, after 22 years, five months and one day of service.

He was united in marriage on February 14th, 1981, in Vevay, to Deanna Scott. Ivan and Deanna shared 32 years of marriage together until his death.

He retired on June 6th, 1996, as a postal sorter from the US Postal Service in Louisville, Kentucky, after 11 years of service. Ivan and Deanna resided in the Louisville, Kentucky community from 1986-1996, in the Ramsey, Indiana community, in 1996, & resided since 2006 in the Hanover, community. He was a life member of the Corydon VFW Post #2950 and life member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Ivan was a member of the Scottsburg Church of Christ in Scottsburg, Indiana. Ivan will be remembered for his love of gardening.

Ivan will be missed by his loving wife of 32 years: Deanna (Scott) Macrander of Hanover; his sons: Mike Macrander and his wife: Connie of Lexington, Indiana, and Gayle Macrander and his wife: Kay of Brooksburg; his grandchildren: Carroll Wayne and Vanetta; and his great-grandchildren: Carol Ann and Zane.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ben C. Macrander and Mary Orr (Hewitt) Barko; his brothers: Harry Edward Macrander, died August 19th, 1998, and Bennie Lee Macrander, died August 6th, 2005.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 9th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Ceremonial Unit from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Dianna Konkle

Dianna Sue (Gullion) Konkle, age 63, of Vevay, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Thursday, September 5th, 2013, at her residence.

She was born May 13th, 1950, in Milan, the loving daughter of the late, Verle and Mary Barbara (Chandler) Gullion. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she attended Vevay High School.

She was united in marriage on July 15th, 1967, in Vevay, to Donald Wayne Konkle, Sr. Unto this union three sons and one daughter arrived to bless their home. Dianna and Donald shared 37 years of marriage together until his death on December 26th, 2004.

She retired from the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, after 20 years of service. She was a former CNA at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, for several years. She will be remembered for working incredibly hard to take care of her family and she was an avid reader.

She will be missed by her sons: Donald Wayne “Donnie” Konkle, Jr., and his wife: Towana of Pleasant, Jonathan Konkle and his wife: Tada of North Vernon, and Justin Matthew “Matt” Konkle and his wife: Debbie of Vevay; her grandson: Justin Tyler Konkle of Warsaw, Kentucky; her sisters: Barbara Jean Peelman of Vevay, Mary Ann Leap of Madison, Ethel Marie Adamski of Milton, Kentucky; and her brother: Robert Leslie “Lee” Gullion of Madison.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Verle & Mary Barbara (Chandler) Gullion; her husband: Donald Wayne Konkle Sr.; her daughter: Mary Jane Konkle; and her brother: Reverend George Elmer “Buddy” Gullion.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 9th, by Reverend Ron Lee at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to Dianna Sue (Gullion) Konkle Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Scott Miller

Scott Allen Miller, 57, of Rising Sun, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 20th, 1956, the son of the late Edward John and Emma Alberta (Gregg) Miller. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1974.

On October 9th, 1976, he married Loretta (Moore) Miller, who survives.

He was a member of the First United Church of Christ in rising Sun and the Rising Sun Sons of American Legion. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in raw material at Gallatin Steel in Ghent, Kentucky.

In addition to his loving wife, Loretta, he is survived by his three daughters, April Seidelmann (Steve) of Fishers, Indiana, Erin Miller of Columbia, Missouri, and Jackie Moore of Aurora; his grandchildren, Cullen Jones and Seante Jones; his sister, Linda Miller of Cincinnati, Ohio; and his two brothers, Edward Miller (Diane) of Cincinnati, Ohio and James Miller (Annette) of Rising Sun.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ted Hamrick Monday, September 9th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the R ising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Ohio County Rescue Unit or Dearborn County Home Health and Hospice or Cancer Treatment Centers of America. marklandfuneralhome.com.