Ethan Sears, 2

Published 7:11 pm Sunday, June 30, 2013

Born: May 12, 2011

Died: June 27, 2013



Ethan Charles Sears, 2-year-old son of Melissa and the late Kenneth Sears of Osceola, Ind., died unexpectedly at 12:58 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Ind.

He was born on May 12, 2011, in South Bend to Kenneth James and Melissa

Faye (Ringle) Sears.  He lived in Niles until September of 2011 when he moved to Osceola.

Ethan was a happy child, enjoying playing with his ‘choo-choos,’ especially Thomas the Tank Engine and friends.  He also enjoyed playing with his brothers, always outdoors, but his greatest joy was being with mom.

Ethan’s dad, Ken, died last Sept. 21.  He was also preceded in death by Melissa’s

father, Michael Ringle Sr., and Melissa’s brother, Troy Reasonover.

Surviving family includes his mom, Melissa Sears, and brothers, Lucas Sears and

Landon Sears; grandparents, Nancy and Mike Sears, of Niles, and Beth and John Reasonover, of South Bend; great-grandparents, Judy Johnson, of Mishawaka, and

Tony Layne, of Lansing, Ky.; and by aunts and uncles, Justin Davis, Jason Davis, Michael Ringle, Trevor (Troy’s twin) Reasonover, Kyle Sears, Kim Davis, Amanda Reasonover Wade and Kristen Reasonover; and several cousins and great-aunts and uncles.

The funeral service for Ethan Sears will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the First Church of Christ-Christian in Niles with Pastor Stan Dudka of Voice Ministries in Elkhart, Ind., officiating.  Committal services will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the church, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

on Tuesday.  Contributions in memory of Ethan being collected by the Voice Ministries, 240 Concord Mall Drive, Elkhart, IN  46517.

Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.

“Ethan is with his Daddy, now.  Mommy is raising two, and Daddy is raising one.”