Journal and Courier from Lafayette, Indiana (2024)

JCONLINE.COM FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019 5A WINAMAC Kelly Lee Miller, 53, of Winamac, IN passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. She was born on No- vember 22, 1965 in Kal- amazoo, MI to the late Darl G. and Wanda F. Burnett Miller. Memorial Contribu- tions may be made to the Kewanna Church of Christ.

Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www. Cremation Arrange- ments have been en- trusted to Frain Mor- tuary in Winamac, IN. Kelly Lee Miller WOLCOTT 57, of Wolcott, passed away at 1:50 AM, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital of Lafayette.

She was born January 16, 1962 in Brook, IN to the late Samuel P. and Rosemary M. (DeGroot) Arm- strong. Merri was a 1980 graduate of Tri-County High School and received her accounting degree from Harrison College, Lafayette. Her marriage was to David Schieler on July 18, 1981 in the Remington First Christian Church; he survives.

She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of West Lafayette. Merri was Deputy Clerk for the town of Wolcott Utility Office and Town Hall for 20 years until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time reading books, sewing, and time spent with family. Surviving with her husband Dave are children, Alex (wife: Lisa) Schieler, Clinton (wife: Casey) Schieler, Daveana Schieler, and Jesse (wife: Danielle) Schieler. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 1 brother, Kevin (wife: Cheryl) Armstrong.

Preceding her in death along with her parents is a sister, Dallerie Murray. Friends may call from 4-8 PM (EST) Monday, April 8, 2019 at Remington Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall (located behind the church at 16448 S. US HWY 231 Remington 47977). Funeral Service will be at 10:30 AM (EST) with an hour prior calling Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian Church of West Lafayette (6101 N. 75 E.

West Lafayette 47906). Ministers of the Church to officiate. Interment to follow in Wolcott Apos- tolic Christian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in name to Harvest Call. Envelopes will be made available.

Share memories and condolences online at www.clapperfuneralservices. com. Merri K. Schieler ATTICA, IN Kenneth Douglas Skoog, age 53 of rural Attica, IN died at 7:21 p.m. on Wednes- day, April 3, 2019 surrounded by his close family.

Doug was born May 22, 1965 to Kenneth Russell Skoog and Sara Beth (Lecher) Skoog. He graduated from Benton Central High School in 1983. He mar- ried Kaye Gough on July 31, 2010 in Lafayette, IN and she survives. Doug worked in trucking and brokerage and was self- employed, owning and operating with his wife, GC3 Logistics, GC3 Warehousing, and Action SCS Trucking. Doug enjoyed fishing, golfing, and classic cars.

He loved the Dallas Cow- boys and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Surviving with his wife, Kaye, are, Mother, Sara Skoog, of Oxford, IN Children, Nathaniel Skoog (Reba) of rural Fowler, IN and Trista Pitts (Joe) of Milford, IL; Grandchildren, Lucas, Myla, and Lorelei Pitts; Siblings, Joel Skoog of rural Oxford, IN and Carmen Knowles (Steve) of Oxford, IN; Mother-in-law, Mair Gough of rural Attica, IN; Many cousins, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles Doug was preceded in death by his father and father-in-law, Derek P. Gough. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial contribu- tions may be made to Koolen-de Vries Syndrome Foundation, PO Box 470218, Fort Worth, TX 76147.

Online condolences may be made at www. Kenneth Douglas SkoogLAFAYETTE Andrew D. Van Horn, 24, of La- fayette passed away Mon- day, April 1, 2019 in Bro- ward County, FL. He was born May 24, 1994 in Lafayette, IN to Eddy F. Van Horn and Marnie (Floyd) Van Horn.

Andrew loved listen- ing to music and taking walks on the beach. He is survived by his parents, brother Eddy F. (Laura) Van Horn Jr. of Lafayette; maternal grandmother Diana M. Floyd of Delphi; niece Leila Virginia Van Horn and also several aunts and uncles.

A Funeral Service will be held 5pm Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Hippensteel Funeral Home and Tribute Center 405 Cottage St. Delphi, IN. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Mental Health America 914 South St, Lafayette, IN 47901. Share memories and condolences online at www. Andrew Van Horn Scott Greeson remember a time when music a part of his life. been performing before an audi- ence for as long as he can remember, with his solo gig at a Muscular Dys- trophy carnival at the age of 9, playing of the Green and Three Dog to the on a gui- tar his parents purchased at Kmart. His connection, though, predates even his own memories. have a picture of myself at 3 years old with a he says. never re- member not having a fascination with the The local singer-songwriter has been making music all his life.

And Greeson is currently celebrating the release of his third solo project, a collec- tion of songs that are based on his life here in Lafayette, stories that capture the nuances of idiosyncrasies. songwriting is inspired by people. The people he meets and places he goes fuel his artistic passion. always caution people you may end up in one of my he says with a smile. Yet the themes are universal.

The stories are inspired by real peo- ple and actual events. But small details are tweaked a little poetic license, if you will so that they can apply to any- one, anywhere, who listens. He writes, for example, of the Wa- bash River, using imagery triggered by memories of in the Wabash as a kid know, he laughs. But those memories are etched on his con- sciousness, and they form the title track. Wabash water cut through my town Collecting shadows, southward bound Sometimes quiet like gentle sum- mer night Sometimes it rages like a freight train passing by While clearly inspired by the Wa- bash, the song is also open to interpre- tation.

So, if someone living in any other city along a river wants to project their experiences and adopt it as their own, then with him. the plight of the common he says. we fail to really appreciate the everyday The arts kept Greeson focused when, as a kid, he found school challenging, struggling with then-undiagnosed dys- lexia. Music was the key, helping him stay grounded in school. Because while even reading music was for him, with the help of great teachers and men- tors, he learned to work around his culties.

took the skills they taught me and learned to work with he says. Greeson won his songwriting contest at age 14. His talents were clear- ly beyond his years, he says, as he wrote in the Third about a guy meeting a girl in a bar, referencing whis- key and cigarette burns in the table. think I scared my parents to he laughs. But more importantly, he ignited his passion, discovering a love for songwrit- ing, for creating.

Today, Greeson has the luxury of de- voting himself full-time to his music. He writes alone and collaboratively, men- toring other songwriters through his 26- year involvement with the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana. And he gives much credit to his band, Trouble with Monday. Members Lee An- na Atwell, Vickie Maris, Greg Brassie, Stan Wallace, Mark Molter and Kevin Ludwig have been music for 15 years. The band predates Greeson; he stumbled across them when, in a pinch, he needed some mu- sicians.

But the partnership clicked; he considers them his musical family. started this amazing journey of being able to work together all these he says. also led to some in- credible collaborations. We love each other and support each other. go to the end of the earth He also frequently collaborates with Michael Kelsey, a fellow McCutcheon High School grad.

His songwriting is an art he takes se- riously. Greeson tells stories through his music, painting a picture of life, of its ups and downs. He collaborated with Atwell on the song about do- mestic abuse even get chills when I listen to and wrote Mem- with Nicky Kerr, detailing the struggle with adults with memory loss; four of his seven bandmates have dealt with the ravages of the disease. He writes of job loss, of alienation; in he wonders about the plight of someone who ends up in those circ*mstances, bound to ride a moped because of prior transgressions. Because, he says, music is meaning- ful, not whimsical.

People who memory loss can still recall the lyrics to songs of their childhood. is the great Gree- son says. matter your socio-eco- nomic background, if depressed, it brings us all A friend told him once that music is like a good disease: You die of it, but you will die with it. a diagnosis he accepts with gusto. Greeson spends much of his summer touring.

He has had the opportunity to open on the side stage for acts like Dwight Yoakam, Zac Brown and Kenny Chesney. And then the next day, he says, he may be playing at his nurs- ing home. But OK, because all about the music, the people. As long as someone to listen, cool with it. he says.

me, music is about people. No matter who they are or where at. about sharing, about hanging out with peo- newest release, is available for streaming through Amazon, Spotify, YouTube and iTunes. A physical copy can be purchased at or locally at McGuire Music Sound, 11 Sagamore Parkway South, and Guitars, 115 Farabee Drive, La- fayette. For more information visit

Singer-songwriter Greeson releases CD Cindy Gerlach Special to the Journal Courier USA TODAY NETWORK Local singer-songwriter Scott Greeson recently released his third solo project, the album PHOTO PROVIDED OBITUARIES.

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