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In Remembrance for those Members we have lost in the Line of Duty or have lost to medical reasons.  These members will be sadly missed, Always Keep these Families & Friends in your prayers.
God Bless each and everyone of us, May his hand of protection, protect each and everyone of us in any situation that we find ourselves in.

  We've all seen and heard the news reports of uniformed hometown HEROES all over our nation.  Men and Women who risk their very lives to rescue, protect, and comfort others in times of great tribulation.  Some are paid for their duty-but never enough.  Many others volunteer to put themselves in harms way for the sake of their fellow man.  Such Dedication and Selfless heroism does not go unnoticed!
  • "Greater love has no one than this," Jesus said, "Than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

Now, we might not all be called upon to rush headlong into a flaming building, or an accident scene, but we are called to full time duty in God's FIRE & RESCUE Squad. Jude instructs all believers to:

  • "Show Mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the Flames...Help them to find the Lord by being kind to them." Jude 1:22-23
  • Jesus tells us to follow the example of the greatest Hero to ever walk the face of the earth-Him! Mark 8:34
  • "Take the risk to Rescue a friend in need - with Love."James5:20
  • Do you duty to give away your life to Protect & Serve those around you. Matt 20:26-28


Fred Shinault
Dec. 17, 1927 - Feb. 3, 2007



Fred Shinault, 79, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne.

He was born on December 17, 1927 in Marion to the late Ernest and Opal (McGill) Shinault. While receiving his education at Marion High School, he participated in football and basketball. He was a member of the Elks and enjoyed spending time with his family. He married Donna Short, she survives. He was a firefighter for Marion Fire Department for 28 years, serving as Lieutenant, Captain and served from 1972 to 1975 as Fire Chief. He also worked in Security at Marion General Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Shinault, Marion; daughter, Suellen (William) Osborne, Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Kelly (Terry) Cox and Jennifer (Tony) Geller, both of Fort Wayne; great-grandchildren, Zack Vanlandingham, Lindsey Vanlandingham, Molly Cox, Jacob Geller, Nathan Geller; sister, Ramona Martin, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Opal Shinault, and brothers, Olin and Nathan Shinault.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Needham-Storey-Wampner, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Avenue, Marion.

Funeral Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at the funeral home with Dr. Tom Mansbarger officiating. Burial will take place in Gardens of Memory, Huntington County.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be made at


Line Of Duty

Sidney Hall



In Loving Memory of

Sidney A. Hall

October 8, 1954 -January 5, 2007



     Sidney A. Hall, 52, passed away at 1:52 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital , Ft. Wayne , as a result of injuries suffered while in the line of duty as a firefighter.

     He was born in Portland , the son of Art and Wanda (Cecil) Hall. They survive in Portland .

     He was a 1973 graduate of Portland High School and a 1977 graduate of Taylor University in Mathematics Education. He married Bonnie (Johnson) on June 4, 1983 in Downers Grove , IL .

     Mr. Hall was employed with Building Control Systems of Ft. Wayne for the past 10 years and Taylor University for 20 years.

     He was a 15 year veteran of the Upland Volunteer Fire Department. He was an Indiana First Class Firefighter with an Indiana Master in Arson Investigation and was a Certified NFPA Fire Instructor. During his career with the Upland Fire Department, he held the position of Training Coordinator and Department Secretary.

     He enjoyed being active with the Mississinewa Valley Band, Salvation Army Band, Taylor University Accutrack, and Saturday Night Bible Study. He attended New Hope Baptist Church , Gas City .

     In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Bonnie; two sons, Christopher, Matt; a sister, Bonita (Rob) Frazee, Portland ; nephews: Todd, Michael, and Kyle Frazee.

     Memorials may be made to the Sidney Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the Upland Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 83 , Upland , IN 46989 , your local Star Financial Bank, or the First National Bank of Portland .



10:00 a.m. Saturday

January 13, 2007

Odle Gymnasium

Taylor University



Rev. Mick Simpkins

Dr. Daryl Yost

Rev. Greg Rittenhouse



Green Park Cemetery

Portland , Indiana



2-8 p.m. Friday, January 12

Rediger Chapel

Taylor University

236 W. Reade Ave. Upland, Indiana 46989




Jones-Smith Funeral Home

259 N. Main St. Upland, In 46989




  In Loving Memory of
James R. Albertson

James R. Albertson, 42, was a 21-year veteran of the Grant County Sheriff's Department, serving most recently as a member of the Joint Effort Against Narcotics task force.

He passed away in his home Sunday morning. Survivors include his wife Stephanie, daughters Danielle, Kaleigh and Allison, and a son, Brayden.


Richard E. Caldwell
Dec 9th, 1947 --Aug 2nd, 2006
In Loving Memory of Richard E. Caldwell
August 2,2006
Richard E. Caldwell, 58, Marion, went to be with the Lord Wednesday evening after a two year battle with cancer. He was born in Berrien, Mich. to the late Vernon and Gladys (Carson) Caldwell and lived in Marion for forty nine years. Richard was a 1966 graduate of Marion High School where he was a former shot put record holder and played football. He married Judy M. Reed on February 17, 1973. She survives. He retired on October 5, 1997 as an engineer from the Marion Fire Dept, Station 2,

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