Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Michael Alan “Mick” Birge, age 57, of Jasper, Indiana, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, 2017, at his home. He was born in Jasper, Indiana, on Nov. 6, 1959, to Jerry and Margaret (née Blueher) Birge. He married Starlene Allerellie on August 7, 1987, in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Ellen “Geri” Hood, 78, of Laramie, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Aspen House Assisted Living in Loveland, Colorado.

Pauline Diane Fred was born July 11, 1937, in Naschitti, New Mexico, to Nelson and Ethelyn Pine.