Isabel E. Pestow, of Goshen, passed away at 1 a.m., Sunday, July 6, 2008 at
The Courtyard Healthcare, Goshen. She was 82.
She was born May 1, 1926 in Valparaiso, the daughter of William C. and Ethel
(Bull) Ruge, both of whom preceded her in death.
On Dec. 28. 1946 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Goshen, she
married Bernard Pestow, who survives.
She is also survived by two daughters, Miriam J. (Timon) Kendall of Kalmazoo,
Mich. and Sarah P. (Rob) Roeder of Goshen; two sons, Carl W. (Connie) Pestow
and Benjamin (Tina) Pestow, both of Goshen; a sister, Martha May Etchason and
a brother, Donald Ruge, both of Chesterton; 11 grandchildren and one
She was also preceded in death by a son, Patrick Pestow; three brothers,
Richard, Byron and William Ruge and two sisters, Dorothy Gilmore and Ethel
She lived in Goshen since early high school. She was a homemaker and worked
part time at Goshen News.
Funeral services, Minister and Church Father Christopher Smith officiating
will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 10, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Church, Goshen. Interment will be at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 9 at Yoder-Culp
Funeral Home and an hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Prayer
Service Rosary will be at 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 9 at Yoder-Culp Funeral
Home, 1911 S. Main St. Goshen.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Goshen, where
she was a member of the Rosary Society and Goshen High School Class of 1944.
She was a Notre Dame and Chicago Cubs fan; enjoyed playing bridge with her
friends and knitting for other people.
Memorials may be given to St. John's Rosary Society or American Cancer
For information, please call 574-533-3153.
Condolences may be sent to yoderculpfuneralhome.com