Currently, the database indexes obituaries that appeared in the Elkhart Truth from 1921 to the present. New information is being added weekly to the obituary index database, so check back often.
Other Obituary Resources at EPL
Works Projects Administration (WPA) Indexes 1882 - 1920
Elkhart Public Library has various Elkhart newspapers on microfilm, dating back to 1859. The microfilm is available at the Reference Desk on the second floor of the Main Library.
Written Requests*Effective 4/1/2015 - Fees will increase to $5.00 for every 1-3 obituary requests. Details to follow.
Elkhart Public staff will answer requests on a first-come, first-served, as-time-permits basis. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check to cover any requested photocopies to:
Elkhart Public LibraryEmail Requests
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
Email inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Elkhart Public Library currently does not email obituaries. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check to cover any requested photocopies to the address listed above.Photocopy Charges
Photocopies cost fifteen cents per page.