FULTON COUNTY INDIANA

 

OBITUARIES

 

1989

 

 

The Rochester Sentinel

 

 

 

Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh

 

 

 

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The Rochester Sentinel

 

1989

 

 

Tuesday, January 3, 1989

 

Stephen E. Grimes

                Stephen E. GRIMES, 45, Rt 1, Twelve Mile, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born April 9, 1943 in Peru to Lewis and Anna DIXON GRIMES. On Dec. 17, 1977, he married Sharon K. WOLFE SCHAKEL, who survives.  He was a truck driver, a member of the Logansport Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, and served in the U.S. Army in Germany.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Stephanie [GRIMES], and a step-daughter, Virginia SCHAKEL, both at home; two step-sons, Keith and Edward SCHAKEL, Indianapolis; two brothers, Richard [GRIMES], Kokomo, and John [GRIMES], San Diego, Calif.; five sisters, Rosemary DAWALD, Fulton; Barbara YENTES, Peru; Virginia LONG, Banquo; Jean HERRING, Los Angeles, and Lovica GILBERT, Salt Lake City, Utah, and two step-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Peru, with Bishop Kevin MOESSER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m today at the Flowers and Leedy Funeral Home, Peru.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.

 

Thelma Casey

                Thelma CASEY, 85, formerly of Argos, died at 2:05 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James (Betty Jean) SJOUIST, 10211 Pretty Lake Trail, Plymouth, where she had lived for two years.

                She was born Oct. 23, 1903 in Coal City, Ill., to Thomas and Maude MURRAY WHEELER.  On July 15, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich., she married Charles Eugene CASEY, who preceded in death.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the daughter is a granddaughter, Venus Angelique SJOQUIST, Plymouth.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Lois Mae DANNER, in 1987, and by an infant sister.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.


Conrad A. Singpiel

                Conrad A. SINGPIEL, 84, Rochester Nursing Home, formerly of the Argos and Akron areas, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Sept. 9, 1904 in Cloquet, Minn., to Conrad and Mary PESCHA SINGPIEL.  He married Ardella FREAMOUW, who died in 1947  He married Hattie MILLER, Argos, who survives.  He had managed the Akron milk plant, was a past member of the Modern Woodsman, and attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Plymouth.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Connie RAMSEY, Akron, and Frankie Rose SPARKS, Michigan; a son, Stan [SINGPIEL], North Manchester; eighteen grandchidren, and eighteen great-grandchildre.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou SHELTON; two brothers; a sister, and two grandchidren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. David BOORIS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from          4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to charity.

 

Wednesday, January 4, 1989

 

Richard R. Van Dalsen

                Richard R. Van DALSEN, 69, Punta Gorda, Fla., died Monday at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center, Fort Myers, Fla.

                He was born Aug. 18, 1919 in Logansport to Russell and Della ABBOTT Van DALSEN.  On March 10, 1945 in South Bend, he married Annabelle “Anne” ZOLMAN, who survives.  He was a retired postal worker and lived most of his life in the Macy and Rochester areas.  He was a member of the Macy Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star; the American Legion, Port Charlotte, Fla.; the Elks Lodge, Punta Gorda;  AARP; the Order of Purple Heart; the Punta Gorda First United Methodist Church, and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.  He was a U.S. Army World War II combat veteran who served in the African and Italian campaigns, received two Purple Heart medals and a Bronze Star with clusters for valor.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Richard [Van DALSEN] II, Niles, Mich.; and Allan [Van DALSEN], Port Charlotte, Fla., and five grandchildren, Andrea, Ali, Angela, Jeff and Jacqui [Van DALSEN].  He was preceded in death by a son, Michael [Van DALSEN].

                Services were to be today at 2 p.m. at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Punta Gorda.  Burial was to be in Charlotte Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer, Heart or Lung associations.


Thursday, January 5, 1989

 

Warren C. Myers

                Warren C. MYERS, 96, Rt. 1, Roann, died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                He was born Aug. 25, 1892 in Cass County to George and Eva GALLAHAN MYERS.  His first marriage was to Emily ASHTON, who preceded in death.  On Jan. 28, 1958 he married Helen MILLER HARDING, who survives.  He was a retired piano technician, attended piano tuning school at Valparaiso, and was a World War I U.S. Army veteran.  He and his wife started the first two coin-operated laundries in Fort Wayne.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Emily KETHLEY, Charlottsville, Va.; a step-son, Richard HARDING, Roann; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; twelve step-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  A son, three brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

Friday, January 6, 1989

 

Russell R. Gaby

                Russell Robert GABY, 65, Rt. 1, Monticello, died unexpectedly at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born Dec. 3, 1923 in White County to Cecil A. and Bertha E. CROUCHER GABY.  On April 15, 1944 in Idaville, he married Audrey F. WEAVER, who died Oct. 19, 1987.  He moved to the Buffalo area in 1974 from Logansport.  In 1983 he retired after 20 years with Kain Motor Service, Logansport.  He was a World War II Army veteran and had been a prisoner of war in the Rhineland, Germany.  He was a member of the Idaville Church of God; Teamsters Local 543, Kokomo; Tipton FOP, American Legion, VFW and Masonic Lodge, Logansport; the DAV and Moose Lodge, Monticello.

                Surviving are four sons, Gerry R. [GABY], Tramil, Va., Howard Daniel [GABY], Akron; David M. and Kenneth D. [GABY], both of Logansport; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Cecil A. GABY, Logansport, and Wayne GABY, Conroe, Texas; five sisters, Pauline BUTCH and Jane SMITH, Logansport; Jean FRYE, Kewanna; Maxine WEAVER, Idaville, and Ruth Ann DOLT, Zionsville.

                Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home, Monticello, with the Rev. Alvin ROCKEY officiating.  Burial with military rites wil be in the Idaville Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the St. Elizabeth Hospital Leukemia Foundation, Lafayette.

 

Gerald Shoemaker

                Gerald “Jerry” SHOEMAKER, 48, Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Leesburg, died Thursday morning at his residence.  Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.


Forest W. Sutton

                Forest W. SUTTON, 81, Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), died at 5:15 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home.

                He was born Oct. 17, 1907 in Charlevoix, Mich., to William L. and Margaret A. LOUDERMILK SUTTON.  He moved to this community in 1932 from Starke County.  On June 23, 1934 in Plymouth, he married Ota C. SUSDORF, who died April 30, 1984.  He owned and operated a repair shop in Tiosa for 35 years, retiring in 1975.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Melville (Grace) COPLEN, Warsaw; a son, John F. [SUTTON], Rochester; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchidren.  Five sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

                Services wil be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good funeral Home, Rochester  Burial wil be in the Burr Oak Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday for an hour before services.

 

Loren E. Conner

                Loren E. CONNER, 83, Macy, died at 4:55 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home.

                He was born Nov. 6, 1905 in Miami County to Elmer and Lorna GOUGE CONNER.  On Dec. 31, 1925 at the home of he late Rev. C.F. GOLDEN, Chili, he married Beulah Fay RABER.  She died Aug. 25, 1985.  He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Macy Christian Church.

                Surviving are two sons, Ronald D. [CONNER], Macy, and Byron L. [CONNER], Muncie; a daughter, Mary Lou BUTT, Macy; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Wayne CONNER, Orlando, Fla.  He was preceded in death by a daugher, Carolyn Sue CONNER; a granddaugher, Barbara Jean BUTT; a great-grandson, Zachary CONNER, and a brother, Harold [CONNER].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemeery, Mexico.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, January 7, 1989

 

Gerald Shoemaker

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, for Gerald “Jerry” SHOEMAKER, 48, formerly of Leesburg, who died Thursday morning at his Vancouver, Wash., home.

                The Rev. Lowell BURRUS will officiate, and burial will be in Laketon Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to charity.

                Born July 10, 1940 in Warsaw to Donald and Delphia PARKER SHOEMAKER, he was self-employed.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army  Airborne Division, a graduate of Ball State University, a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and a former member of the Menomonee, Mich., Jaycees.

                Surviving with the parents are two daughters, Kimberly [SHOEMAKER], Yorktown, and Laura [SHOEMAKER], Gig Harbor, Wash.; a son, Brian [SHOEMAKER], also of Gig Harbor; a grandson, Kory LONGFELLOW, Yorktwon; four sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Anna) KEAFFABER, Warsaw; Mrs. Jack (Marilyn) HARTZLER, Macy; Mrs. Jack (Marjorie) BREWER, Wabash, and Mrs. Norman (Virginia) THOMPSON, Roann.


Berlin Van Scoik

                Berlin Van SCOIK, 83, of 59791 County Road 13 South, Elkhart, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Elkhart General Hospital.

                He was born Oct. 9, 1905 west of Goshen.  He married Fay HIATT on Nov. 28, 1925 at Bruce Lake.  She survives.  A retired farmer, he had worked several years at the Studeaker Car Company in South Bend.  He was a stockholder at the Farmers Market in South Bend and a member of the Elkhart Mid Town Church of God.

                Surviving are three sons, Paul [Van SCOIK], Edwardsburg, Mich.; Robert [Van SCOIK], Wilmington, N.C., and Marvin [Van SCOIK], Three Rivers, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Wecome (Fances) TEETER, Union, Mich.; Mrs. Ed (Delores) PEKAR, Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Rick (Carol) BLUMENBURG, Elkhart; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ethel SCHROCK, Goshen; Mrs. Fred (Viola) DALEY, Waterford, Wis., and Mrs. Robert (Thelma) HOAGLAND, Fort Wayne.  A brother and a granddaughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Elkhart First Church of God with the Rev. Carl R. STUDEBAKER officiating.  Burial will be in the Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart.  Friends may call at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

 

Sandra D. Briney

                Sandra D. BRINEY, 41, Rt. 1, Mentone, died unexpectedly at 11:32 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born March 18, 1947 in Chicago to Donald and Edna SORENSON SILBERMAN.  On Jan. 5, 1964, she married Raymond Lee BRINEY in Rochester.  they moved from Rochester to the Mentone area 12 years ago.  Mrs. Briney was an employee of Hart Schaffner & Marx and a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

                Surviving with the husband are the mother, of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. John (Rhonda) WHITE, Warsaw; a son, Troy Lee BRINEY, Rt. 1, Mentone; a grandson, John Lee WHITE; four sisters, Mrs. Ronald (Madonna) JOHNSON, Hillsboro, Iowa; Miss Claudia SILBERMAN, Warsaw; Mrs. Cheryl COX, Rochester, and Mrs. Bruce (Suzanne) WIARD, Macy; two brothers, Hugh SILBERMAN, South Bend, and Roger SILBERMAN, Chicago.  She was preceded in death by her father.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. James KREFT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Monday, January 9, 1989

 

Robert T. Lessing

                Robert T. LESSING, 61, Rt. 3, Rochester (Richland Center), died Wednesday at his residence.  Arrangements are pending at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.


John W. Garthee

                John W. GARTHEE, 78, Rt. 1, Claypool, died Friday morning at his residence.

                He was born Oct. 4, 1910 at Huntington, W. Va., to George and Elizabeth PERKINS GARTHEE.  He was retired from Daylite Screen, Warsaw.  He was a member of the Beaver Dam Conservation Cub.  On July 12, 1960 in Marion, he married Ethel [WALKER], who preceded in death, Dec. 26, 1975.

                Surviving are three daughters, Grace SHEPPERD, Marion; Jan COWELS, Moline, Mich. Georgie May POPE, Coushatta, La.; two sons, Eugene [GARTHEE], Warsaw; Paul [GARTHEE], Marion; a step-daughter, Ruby BLISSARD, Illinois; a step-son, Lester HOWELL], Portland, Ore.; fifteen grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

                Services were at 1 p.m today at King Memorial Home, Mentone.  The Rev. Will LAWSON officiated.  Burial was in the Palestine Cemetery.

 

Tuesday, January 10, 1989

 

John D. Przybylski

                John D. PRZYBYLSKI, 74, 400 E. 15th St., Rocheter, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Feb. 12, 1914 in Green Bay, Wis., to William and Anna KROLL PRZYBYLSKI.  On April 8, 1961 in Green Bay, he married Mary Margaret BROWN PRYBELSKI, who survives.  He was a retired dairy farmer, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are three step-children, Alice KARLIN, Milwaukee, Wis., Kenneth PRYBELSKI, Marion; Ronald PRYBELSKI, Austin, Minn. six grandchildren two great-grandchildren a sister, Alice PRZYBYLSKI, Green Bay, Wis.  He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Betty Ann PRYBELSKI, a sister, Angeline PRZYBYLSKI, and three brothers, Louis PRZYBYLSKI, the Rev. Leo PRZYBYLSKI, and Tony PRZYBYLSKI.

                Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Cornelius J. KELLY officiating.  Thursday at 9:30 a.m. there will be a prayer service at St. Joan of Arc Church, Goodman, Wis., with the Rev. Edward S. NOWAKOWSKI officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Goodman, Wis.  Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, where there will be a Rosary at 8 p.m.

 

Kathyln M. Sproston

                Kathyln Mable SPROSTON, 58, 113 W. 12th St., Mishawaka, died at 10 a.m. Monday at her residence.

                She was born July 19, 1930 in Marshall County to Melvin and Vernie OVERMYER SHRIVER.  She was married to Robert Louis SPROSTON who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1975.  She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Elkhart.

                Survving are a son Robert L. SPROSTON Jr., South Bend; three sisters, Lucille SMITH, and Evelyn SLATER, both of Arizona, and Donna SCHUMAKER, South Bend.

                Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 South Ironwood Drive, South Bend.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, South Bend.  Friencs may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph County Hospice Association, South Bend.


Robert T. Lessing

                Robert T. LESSING, 60, Rt. 3, Rochester, died in his sleep Wednesday at his residence.

                He was born June 15, 1928 in Portland, Ore., to Robert and Elnora OVERMYER LESSING.  He lived most of his life in this community.  He was a farmer and formerly employed at Sealed Power, Inc., Rochester.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star, Plymouth.  He attended Manchester College.

                Surviving are two brothers, Calvin LESSING, Los Altos, Calif.; Richard LESSING, Fort Wayne; three nieces, and three nephews.

                Services will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. Rick LESSING and Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Cener I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service.

 

Wednesday, January 11, 1989

 

Vernon Rant Bolen

                Baby Vernon Rant BOLEN, 1202 W. 13th St., died Dec. 24, 1988, of crib death.

                He was born Oct. 5, 1988 in Rochester, to Vernon [BOLEN] and Joy Teresa ROBINSON.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Lori M. BOOKS, Rocheter; maternal grandparents, Walker and Margaret ROBINSON; maternal great-grandparents, Tom and Martha LITTLE, and Bertha STRONG, all of Jackson, and several aunts, ncles and cousins.

                Services were Dec. 27, at Watts Funeral Home, jackson, Ky., with the Rev. Raymond MOORE officiating.  Burial was i Hill Top Family Cemetery, Jackson.

 

James R. Bergren

                James Robert BERGREN, 70, 1617 Elm Street, died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Aug. 18, 1918 in Hammond, to Bertram “Bert” and Josephine KOLB BERGREN.  He lived in this area for four years, having come from Hammond.  On Aug. 18, 1959 in Hammond, he married Mary R. BRINER, who survives.  He was a 1939, graduate of Hammond Hih School; a steel millwright, and was also with WBEE Radio, Harvey, Ill.  While in the U.S. Army, he served both in Europe and the South Pacific during WWII.      

                Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Al (June) DYRKE, Crown Point; Mrs. Bert (Fern) YOUNGSMA, Hammond, and a brother, Leroy BERGREN, Hammond.

                There will be no service.  Cremation will take place with interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.


Thursday, January 12, 1989

 

Myrtle A. Castleman

                Myrtle A. CASTLEMAN, 72, 1675 Monroe St., died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Heart of Florida Hospital, Haines City, Fla.

                She was born June 4, 1916 in Colquitt, Ga., to Tobias and Elizabeth PATE ADDISON.  She lived in the Rochester area for the past four years, coming from Haines City.  On March 17, 1934 in Bartow, Fla., she married Olin Oran CASTLEMAN.  He preceded in death May 5, 1967.  She was a nurse’s aide at Woodlawin Hospital for a number of years.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) PATTEE, a son, Gail CASTLEMAN, both of South Bend; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Sabra BROWN, Tampa, Fla. Edna WHATLEY; Daisy ILER and Golden KEEN, all of Haines City.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Dale [CASTLEMAN], March 2, 1967; Rick [CASTLEMAN], August 1988; three sistes, Hortense, Irene and Annie Mae [ADDISON], and a brother, Rufus [ADDISON].

                Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Lee LEBACK officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to services on Sunday.

 

Irene Knight

                Irene KNIGHT, 73, Logansport, formerly of Royal Center, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                She was born Jan. 18, 1915 in Royal Center, to Benjamin and Katherine ZEHR KIRK.  On Aug. 10, 1935 in Auburn, she married Charles KNIGHT.  He preceded in death Feb. 15, 1949.  She was head dietician at Pioneer High School, Royal Center,until her retirement in 1979.  She was a member of the Logansport First Church of the Nazarene.

                Surviving are a son, Wayne E. [KNIGHT], Logansport; a daughter, Ellen BREWER, Frankfort; a step-son, Richard [KNIGHT], Virginia Beach, Va.; a step-daughter, Geraldine COLEMAN, Baltimore, Md.; a brother, John AEBI, Rt. 1, Monon; a sister, Freida STURDIVANT, Twelve Mile; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and several step-great-grandchildren.  A step-son preceded in death.

                Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the first church of the Nazarene, Logansport, with the Revs. Horace SMITH and Lowell YEATTS officiating.  Burial will be in Buck Creek Cemetery, Thornhope.  Friends may call at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Cass County Heart Fund or to the church.

 

Friday, January 13, 1989

 

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Saturday, January 14, 1989

 

Estelle E. Smiley

                Estelle E. SMILEY, 83, Rochester Nursing Home, died at 12:50 a.m. today.  She had been in failing health for several years.  She was born June 8, 1905, in Mosinee,Wis., to Peter and Grace KELLOG RING.  She had resided in Rochester for 47 years.  On March 17, 1942, she married Earl M. SMILEY in Rochester.  He preceded her in death in 1967.

                Before her retirement, she was employed in the dietary department at Rochester High School and the Geneva Center.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Joyce) TRUAX, of Mosinee, Wis.; Mrs. John (Gladys) SMILEY and Mrs. Larry (Terri) HOWDESHEL, both of Rochester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mike (Ruth) TULIS, Wabash; four step-sons, John SMILEY and Ray SMILEY, both of Rochester, Dean SMILEY of Terre Haute, Dale SMILEY of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Anna SIEDSCHLAG, Rhinelander, Wis.; one brother, Thomas RING, Washington; twenty-three grandchildren; and thirty-two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daugher, Jean JENKINS; two step-sons, Don SMILEY and Robert SMILEY; and four brothers.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church in Rochester, with Pastor James KREFT officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.

                Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home in Rochester from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and at the church one hour prior to services on Monday.

 

Monday, January 16, 1989

 

Valda A. Mappin

                Valda A. MAPPIN, 76, Logansport, died 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chase Center there.

                Born July 3, 1912 in White County to Carl and Amy Elizabeth KISTLER FRY, she was married to Robert D. MAPPIN on Nov. 23, 1935.  She was a member and past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Royal Center, and member of the Royal Center Grace Methodist Church.

                Surviving are eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sisteer, Violet YOUNT, Riverdale, Ill.  A son, Doublas R. [MAPPIN], preceded in death.

                Services were at 1:30 p.m. today at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. Mike ANDERSON officiating.  Burial was in the Royal Center Cemetery.

 

Laura A. Hanes

                Laura A. HANES, 80, 1115 E. 9-B Road, Bourbon, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday in the Goshen General Hospital, Goshen.

                She was born Dec. 28, 1908 in Bremen, to James and Alvilda KEYSER FRANKLIN.  She lived in the Bourbon, Bremen communities all her life.  On Jan. 17, 1937, she married Oliver F. HANES, who survives.  She was a member of the Bremen Church of the Brethren.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Deloris KOMINSKI, Goshen; Karen  MYERS, Nappanee; Verna CLEMANS, Akron; a son, Wayne [HANES], Bourbon; ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  A son, Larry [HANES], and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bremen Church of Brethren with the Rev. Robert W. DELL officiating.  Burial wil be in the Bremen Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Denton Funeral Home, Bourbon, from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and Wednesday at the church before services.  Memorials may be made to the Bremen Church of the Brethren


Gabriel J. Holewiak

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Gabriel J. HOLEWIAK, 74, 626 W. Sixth St., who died at 1 a.m. today at the residence of Joe HARTER.

 

M. Jeannette Harding

                M. Jeannette HARDING, 63, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 1:25 a.m. today at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born Feb. 19, 1925 in Rochester, to Frank and Mary BERGMAN MURRAY.  She lived in Macy since 1945.  On Dec. 2, 1945 in Peru, she married Byron G. “Bud” HARDING.  He preceded in death Nov. 27, 1980.  She was a member of the Macy United Methodist Church, and the Allen Township Extension Homemakers Club.

                Surviving are a son, Gary C. HARDING, Macy; two granddaughters, Miss Lynlie Ann, and Miss Dessa Ann HARDING, both of Mary; two sisters, Mrs. Warren (Jackie) McCARTER, Mishwaka; Mrs. Joann STERRET, Logansport; two brothers, Richard Lee MURRAY, and Frank MURRAY, both of Logansport.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty MURRAY.

                Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Revs. Kathrine LEHMAN and Gene JANICK officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m.and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services on Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Macy United Methodist Church.

 

Tuesday, January 17, 1989

 

Gabriel J. Holewiak

                Services for Gabriel J. HOLEWIAK, 74, 626 W. Sixth St., Rochester, who died at        1 a.m. Monday, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Cornelius J. KELLY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Mr. Holewiak was born Jan. 20, 1914 in East Chicago, to John and Julia MOSON HOLEWIAK.  He lived in Rochesrter since 1938, having come from Chicago, Ill.  On July 2, 1938 in Rochester, he married Lois F. STRONG.  She died June 3, 1985.  He was a retired employee of the Chicago Board of Trade, and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Henry (Mary Ann) BORELA, Homewood, Ill., and two nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Jan [HOLEWIAK], Aug. 31, 1963, and by a brother, Matthew HOLEWIAK.

                Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. through the hour of services Wednesday.


Jewel Smith

                Jewel SMITH, 81, Indianapolis, died Monday in Indianapolis.

                She was born March 10, 1907 in Martinsville, to Joseph Brian and Matilda E. BOLIN EDWARDS.  She was a member of the Shelbyville Road Church of Christ in Indianapolis, the White Cross Guild, and the Southport Senior Citizens Club.  She retired from the housekeeping department at Blue Cross-Blue Shield Company.  She also worked for the National Tube Processing Company and the National Hosiery Company, Indianapolis.

                Surviving are three daughters, Lois WONDERS, Rochester; Patty KRAMER, and Mary Anne ELLETT, both of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren, Susan WILLIAMS, Steven WONDERS, Lori BAUER, Nancy RAMSEY, all of Rochester; John KRAMER Sr., Terri Anne KUROWIA; H. Dean ELLETT III, Kathy CASEY, Linda BAILEY, and six great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis.  Burial will be in Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Walker M. Butt

                Walker M. BUTT, 88, Denver, died at 10:48 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                He was born Dec. 14, 1900 in Erie Township, Miami, County, to Stephen A. and Nellie LESHER BUTT.  On June 7, 1922 in Peru, he married Marjorie Elizabeth BISHOP.  She survives.  He was a retired farmer and building contractor; a member of the Denver United Methodist Church, and the Westlawn Cemetery Board.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Martha) SNYDER, Converse; two sons, Robert [BUTT], Macy, and Kenneth [BUTT], Peru; ten grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Richard [BUTT]; a granddaugter, Barbara Jean BUTT; two sisters, including Lena May WORKING; six brothers, Benjamin Fanklin, Stephen Arch, Oscar, Clyde, William Dewey, and Joseph Russell [BUTT].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Douglas H. BARBER officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Wednesday, January 18, 1989

 

Skyler Marie Whitehair

                Skyler Marie WHITEHAIR, infant daughter of Charles and Susan RHODES WHITEHAIR, Albany, died Tuesday at Riley Childrens Hospital, Indianapolis.  She was born Jan. 7, in Indianapolis.

                Surviving with the parents are two sisters, Abigail and Whitney WHITEHAIR, both at home; paternal grandparents, Joe and Louise WHITEHAIR, Albany; maternal grandparents, Robert and Carolyn RHODES, Rochester; great-grandparents, Marie SHORE, Rochester, and Walter CUMBERLAND, Riverside, Calif.; great-great-grandmother, Mrs Reba SHORE, Rochester, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Private services will be held at the Meeks Mortuary Chapel.  There are no calling hours.  Memorials may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, Newborn ICU, Room A-181, 702 Barnell Drive, Indianapolis 46223.


Thursday, January 19, 1989

 

Robert G. Swoverland

                Robert Gail SWOVERLAND, 66, Deedsville, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born Sept. 6, 1922 in Mexico to Earl and Margaret FIKE SWOVERLAND.  On June 10, 1950, he married Dorothy L. CHAPIN, who survives.  He was retired in 1982 from Olin Corporation, and a member of the Deedsville United Methodist Church, the Nyona Lake Fish and Game Club, and the Peru Izaak Walton League.  He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane DILLMAN, and three brothers, John, Eldon and Joe [SWOVERLAND].

                Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Norris KING officiaing.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Leonora Jolley

                Leonora JOLLEY, 96, Rt. 1, Hamlet, died at 8:20 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home.

                She was born Feb. 14, 1892 in Starke County, to James D. and Celesta ROOSE HARNESS.  She lived most of her life in he Hamlet community.  On Nov. 12, 1919 in Knox, she married Robert JOLLEY.  He preceded in death Nov. 15, 1960.  She was retired from the former Kingsbury Ordinance Plant, Kingsbury.

                Surviving are a son, George [JOLLEY], Rochester; two grandchildren, Carla WESTON, Columbia City; Jerry JOLLEY, Rochester three great-grandchidren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

                Graveside services will be at 12 noon (EST) Saturday at the Fletcher Cemetery, Hamlet.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, January 20, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Saturday, January 21, 1989

 

Wilda M. Burrous

                Wilda M. BURROUS, 72, Mexico, formerly of Rocheser, died at 2:02 p.m.Friday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  She was born Sept. 10, 1916 in Mexico, to Cyrus and Grace E. ARMEY STOFER.  On Nov. 10, 1937 at the Mexico Church of the Brethren, she married George E. BURROUS, who survives.  She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren and the Gilead Chapter Order of Eastern Star.  She worked for Dow Chemical, Zionsville, and retired as a rceptionist at the Wabash Clinic in 1981.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Rosalie Ann LEEDY, Dover; a son, Edwin L. BURROUS, Rochester; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchidren, and a sister, Harriett CONNER, Peru.  Two sisters, Ruth HOWELL and Thelma BIXLER preceded in death.

                Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver with the Rev. Don RITCHEY officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.


Herbert A. Zimmerman

                Herbert A. ZIMMERMAN, 84, 1101 Jefferson St., died at 6 p.m. Friday after a brief illness.

                Born Sept. 12, 1904 in Rochester to Leo George ad Blanche SMAILES ZIMMERMAN, he was a lifelong resident of this area.  In Rochester he married Dorothy E. SPOHN, who survives.  He was associated with his father and brothers for more than sixty years with the Zimmerman Family Funeral Homes in Rochester and Fulton.  A 1923 graduate of Rochester High School, he was captain of the first basketball team to play in Whitmer Gym.  He coached the Rochester Merchants Baseball team, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge, a member of the Elks and Moose Lodges, the American Legion, a charter member of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, financial secretary of the Kiwanis Club for 42 years; a 64-year member of the state and national Funeral Directors Associations, and a member and former trustee of the First Presbyterian Church.

                Surviving with the wife are two brothers, Major S. and James W. ZIMMERMAN, Rochester.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Emerson [ZIMMERMAN], 1981; Val [ZIMMERMAN] III, 1979, and Leo D. [ZIMMERMAN], 1988.

                Private family rites will be a 11 a.m. Monday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John RAMSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday.

 

Monday, January 23, 1989

 

Anne M. Kendall

                Anne M. KENDALL, 64, of 324 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter in Red Lion, Pa., following a long illness.

                She was born Nov. 3, 1924, at Niagara Falls, N.Y., to James P. and Marion S. MICHELSON KRUGER.  On May 12, 1945 in Niagara Falls, she married Merrill KENDALL, a former Fulton County clerk and county auditor who died Oct. 16, 1985.  She was a nurse, and she and her hsand had owned the Kendall Grocery in Akron for 13 years.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church, Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Akron; was past president of the Fulton County Republican Women’s Club; was a Republican precinct committteeman, and had been a delegate to the state Republican Convention many times.

                Surviving are two daughters, Marion STEPHENSON, Red Lion, Pa., and Marjorie KENDALL, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, James [KENDALL], Roann, and M. Stephen [KENDALL], Denver, Colo; five grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth CORNISH, Niagara Falls, and a brother, David S. KRUGER, Akron.  A sister, Phyllis ALLEN, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Merlyn COX officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron United Methodist Church or the Woodlawn Hospital Home Health Care Services.


Iris C. Fitzgerald

                Iris C. FITZGERALD, 81, of 308 W. Jackson St., Mentone, died about 1 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

                She was born Feb. 8, 1907 in  Wabash County to Albert and Martha COON LUCKENBILL.  She had lived in Mentone since 1932.  On May 20, 1930, she married Thomas F. FITZGERALD who died July 25, 1949.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw, and the Scrambled Egg Symphony Band.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Joan) LUTES, Atwood; Mrs Melvin (Martha Rose) GORHAM, Mentone, and Mrs. Thomas (Sheila) LAING, Logansport; six sons, Thomas [FITZGERALD] Jr., Grand Rapids, Mich.; J. Dennis [FITZGERALD], Geneseo, Ill.; Gerald J. [FITZGERALD], McDonough, Ga.; George [FITZGERALD], Essex Junction, Vermont; Bernard F. [FITZGERALD]. Sumpter, S.C., and James A. [FITZGERALD], Bodkin, Ohio; a sister, Juanita HARMON, Warsaw; eighteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Philip DeVOLDER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetry.  Friends may call at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, after 2 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. today.

 

Chester E. Kelley

                Chester E. KELLEY, 81, of 401 E. Jackson St., Selma, died Saturday morning at the Fountainview Nursing Home.

                He was born Jan. 18, 1908 in Holton, Ripley County, where he had lived for 60 years.  On Jan. 22, 1931, he married Garnet LEICHT, who survives.  He retired in 1972 after 35 years with Indiana Steel and Wire.  He was a charter member of the M & Bar D Club, a member of the Liberty Township Advisory Board, and was active in the Democratic Party.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughers, Mrs. Larry (Sharon Lee) LONG, Muncie; Mrs. Lyle (LeAnna) HOOD, Rochester, and Mrs. Allen (MaryEtta) ZARTMAN, Garrett; eight grandchildren, including Shelley and Terry KRICK of Rochester, and four great-grandchildren.  A son, Alvin Earl [KELLEY], and a granddaughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Meeks Mortuary.  Burial will be in Crownpoint Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. today and prior to services Tuesday.

 

Louis C. Miller

                Louis C. MILLER, 75, of 356 Blair Pike, Peru, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at his residence.

                He was born Sept. 23, 1913 in Peru to Lewis F. and Martha BEST MILLER.  On Sept. 23, 1937 he married Lois M. WAYMIRE who survives.  Retired from Square D Company, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Moose and Elks lodges, all of Peru.

                Surviving with the wife are four brothers, Wilbur “Butch” [MILLER], Nyona Lake; Clayton [MILLER], Cincinnati, Ohio; Edward [MILLER], Peru, and Robert [MILLER], Rialto, Calif; three sisters, Marjorie COLE, Kokomo; Ruby QUINCE and Irene STRIFFLER, both of Melbourne, Fla.  A daughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Bryan CLEMENS officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.


Tuesday, January 24, 1989

 

Ray Click

                Word was received today of the death Friday of Ray CLICK, Bay Bridge Road, Fort Wayne.

                Born Dec. 18, 1927, he had lived most of his life in Fort Wayne.  On Dec. 16, 1967 he married Betty NELLANS, daughter of Margaret NELLANS and the late Robert K. NELLANS of Richland Center.

                Surviving are the wife and a son, Rodney [CLICK].

                There were no services.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, January 26, 1989

 

Alma L. Crabill

                Alma Louise CRABILL, 85, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, following a brief illness.

                She was born Sept. 18, 1903 near Rochester to James and May ROUCH FUGATE, and lived all her life here.  On Dec. 15, 1928 in Fort Wayne, she married Carl CRABILL.  He died Aug. 12, 1971.  She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church.

                Surviving is a nephew, Joe STETSON, Springfield, Ky.  She was preceded in death by two daughters, three sons, a sister, and two brothers.

                Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Revs. Robert RITTER and Armond RITTER officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery, northwest of Rochester.  Friends may call at the Funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and two hours prior to services on Saturday.

 

Friday, January 27, 1989 to Saturday, January 28, 1989

 

[no obits]


Monday, January 30, 1989

 

Maurine J. Ruberg

                Maurine J. RUBERG, 75, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient for three days

                She was born June 21, 1912 in Johnston City, Ill., to James and Mattie TALLAFERRO BOWDEN.  In 1967 she came to the Talma and Rochester communities from Fort Wayne.  On May 11, 1945 in Johnston City, she married the Rev. Delbert A.RUBERG, who died Aug. 26, 1980.  She was retired as a nurse’s aide at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital and at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester.  She was a member of the Whippoorwill Community.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George “Tim” (Patricia) PARIS, Rochester; three grandsons, Randy PARIS, University of Evansville, and Chris ands Jason PARIS, both of Rochester; a sister, Loucille YATES, Springfield, Ill., and a brother, James R. BOWDEN, Daytona Beach, Fla.  She was preceded in death by a brother.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. John ANDREWS officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

George Smith

                George SMITH, 80, of 711 E. 10th St., died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence.  He had been in failing health for six months.

                He was born March 8, 1908 in Charleston, W. Va., to John and Luella SMITH.  He came to this community from Charleston.  On Dec. 24, 1932 at Richland Center, he married Helen PICKENS, who survives.  He was employed for 40 years with Rochester Metal products Co., retiring in 1970.  He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.  He was a member of the Rochester American Legion and the Manitou VFW Post.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Ann) TAYLOR, Warsaw; Mrs. Jake (Irene) MILLER, Wabash, and Mrs. Ivan (Carolyn) ABRAMS, Rochester; a son, Larry SMITH, Rochester; seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.  A granddaughter preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Mamie E. Golden

                Mamie Ellen GOLDEN, 88, Rt. 2, Macy, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born Oct. 25, 1900 in Sterling, Ky., to James S. and Ellen GOLDEN TUCKER.  She moved to Macy 50 years ago from Mt. Sterling.  On Aug. 18, 1923 in Kentucky she married Charles GOLDEN, who died in Marcy 1966.  She was a member of the Pilgrim Chapel, Roann.

                Surviving are two brothers, James Andrews GOLDEN, Indianapolis, and William GOLDEN, Georgetown, Ky., and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two infant sons, five sisters and two brothers.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Hilbert JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and for two hours before services on Wednesday.


Everett R. Miller

                Everett R. MILLER, 78, Rt. 5, Monticello, died at 11:20 a.m. Sunday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, where he had been a patient for eight months.

                He was born Sept. 1, 1910 in New Castle to James R. and Emily P. MILLER.  He lived most of his life in Indianapolis, moving to Monticello 10 years ago.  On Oct. 5, 1940 in Indianapolis, he married Betty FADDEE, who survives.  He was a machinist in the experimental department of Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors, Indianapolis for 35 years before retiring.  He was a member of the Veritas Masonic Lodge, Indianapolis; Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester, and was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Marilyn) PACE, Rochester, and Mrs. David (Evelynn) SHIRK, Canton, Mich.; five grandchidren, Melinda and Nathanial Rolland PACE, Rochester, and Nicole, Amanda and Matthew SHIRK, Canton, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Florence ROLL, and a brother Robert MILLER, Indianapolis.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael J. PACE, and a sister, Mrs. Rose HORTON.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Elmer ZIMMERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and for an hour before services on Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Handicapped Fund of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.

 

James Wilkes

                James WILKES, 71, of 630 W. Ninth St., died at 5:05 a.m. today at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

                Born July 28, 1917 in Chicago, he came to Rochester with the Cole Brothers Circus in 1938.  On Aug.30, 1941 in Rochester, he married Elverna “Vernie” LANGE, who survives.  He was a former employee of Cook Brothers Furniture Store and the Rochester Sears Catalog Store.  He also had been a bartender at the Rochester Elks and the Manitou Moose lodges. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Manitou Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Diane) JONES, Rochester; a son, Larry [WILKES], Buena Park, Calif.; three granddaughters, Ann and Christi JONES, Rochester, and Jennifer WILKES, Buena Park. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. James KREFT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Keith Woolever

                Keith WOOLEVER, 59, Rt. 4, Kokomo, died at 4:58 p.m. Sunday at Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born Dec. 20, 1929 in Cass County to Clyde and Jennie MARTIN WOOLEVER.  On July 4, 1948 in Logansport, he married Patricia KLUMPP, who survives.  He was a tool maker for Chrysler Corporation, Kokomo. He was a past master of the Walton Masonic Lodge, was president in 1976 of the Logansport Shrine Club, and a member of the Walton Eastern Star, the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Murat Temple.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Vicki ROBERSON, Walton; Kathy HERRELL, Rochester; Deborah RHINE, Galveston, and a son, Thomas [WOOLEVER], Young America; a sister Wilma HASMAN, Walton; three brothers, Robert [WOOLEVER], Walton; Eugene [WOOLEVER], Palm Harbor, Fla., and Dale [WOOLEVER], Marianna, Fla., and ten grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. John COX officiating.  Burial will be in the Walton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Fund.

 

Tuesday, January 31, 1989

 

Everett R. Overmyer

                Everett R. OVERMYER, 85, of 308 E. Indiana Ave., South Bend, died at 4 p.m. Monday at his residence.

                He was born Aug. 21, 1903 in Leiters Ford to Benjamin and Ida Mae FEECE OVERMYER.  In 1929 at Lapaz, he married Alice MYERS, who survives. He was retired from the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service of St. Joseph County, for which he was a land surveyor.  He was a member of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, a member and past deacon of the First Christian Church of South Bend, and member of the Forum Club of the church.  In 1930 he graduated from Tri-State College, Angola, with a degree in electrical engineering.  In 1933 he designed and patented an adjustable sack-holding device used in farm elevators for sacking grain.  He also worked on the first automatic washing machine at the Bendix Corporation, South Bend.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Janice VALENTINE, Omaha, Neb.; a son, Roger OVERMYER, Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, South Bend, with the Rev. Richard SPLETH officiating.  Burial will be in the Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.  Friends may call at the church from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and on Thursday for an hour before services.  The Forest G. Hay Funeral Home South Bend is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or the Visiting Nurse Association, South Bend.


Wednesday, February 1, 1989

 

Grover E. Metzger

                Rites are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, for Grover E. METZGER, 100, formerly of Kewanna, who died at 5:45 a.m. today at the Meridan Health Care Center, South Bend.

                He was born June 7, 1888 in Leesburg to William and Sarah WILKINSON METZGER.  On March 7, 1916 in Winamac, he married Hazel M. RARRICK, who died Nov. 28, 1972.  He lived in Monticello 14 years before going to the nursing home.  He was a retired secretary-treasurer of the Illinois Agriculture Association, a member of the Rochester I.O.O.F. and a 50-year member of the Tippecanoe Masonic Lodge at Lafayette.  A 1914 Purdue graduate, he was a member of Acacia Fraternity and Alpha Zeta Fraternity and a charter member of the Union Building Club, all at Purdue.

                Surviving are two sons, Robert E. [METZGER], Ocala, Fla., and John W. [METZGER], Dunlap, Ill.; two daughters, Olive LIEBERMAN, Carlsbad, Calif., and Dorothy PHILLIPS, South Bend; two sisters, Bertha URBIN, Walkerton, and Ruth HUGHES, South Bend; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  Two sons, two sisters and two brothers preceded in death.

 

Ersie L. Cole

                Ersie L. COLE, 102, of 5816 17th St. West, Bradenton, Fla., died at 5 a.m. Monday in Bradenton.

                She was born July 21, 1886 in Mentone to Samuel and Hannah SHATTA MENTZER.  She moved to Florida 18 years ago from Elkhart.  On Oct. 12, 1912, she married Clarence COLE, who died in 1965.  She and her husband were owners of a general store in Mentone for a number of years.  She was also a former employee of Ziesel’s Department Store in Elkhart, a 75-year member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Mentone First Baptist Church.

                Surviving are two sons, Charles [COLE], Ft. Myers, Fla, and Robert [COLE], Bradenton, Fla.; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchidren.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mentone Cemetery with the Rev. Ken MARKEN officiating.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Thursday, February 2, 1989

 

Sarah L. O’Dell

                Sarah Louise O’DELL, 88, formerly oif Fulton County, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana Veteran’s Home, Lafayette, where she had lived for several years.

                She was born Aug. 31, 1900 in Rochester to George and Lydia O’BLENIS [MARSHALL].  Her husband, John Gilbert O’DELL, died in 1952.

                Surviving are a son, Gilbert [O’DELL], Plymouth; two grandchildren, Miss Suzanne Marie O’DELL, Plymouth, and Douglas Bryan O’DELL, Austin, Texas.  She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Arthur [O’DELL].

                Graveside services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the South Germany Cemetery, northwest of Rochester.  Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, was in charge of arrangements.


Nelson D. Hunter Jr.

                Nelson Dean HUNTER Jr., 54, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  He had been in failing health for 10 months.

                He was born Sept. 26, 1934 in Rochester to Nelson and Miriam [YEAZEL] HUNTER Sr.  He lived his entire life in Fulton County.  On Dec. 9, 1956, near Rochester, he married Carolyn L. CASTLEMAN, who survives.  A farmer, he was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Kum-Join-Us Class of the church; was active in the Fulton County Mental Health Association and the Manitou Training Center; was a member of the Association of Milk Producers, and a former member of the Rochester Rotary Club.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Jeffrey D. [HUNTER], Rochester; five sisters, Mrs. Ted (Linda) McCLOUGHAN and Mrs. Mark (Kay) ALBER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Rich (Wanda) WILHELM, Macy; Mrs. Harry (Pat) VanDALSEN, Deedsville, and Jane A. SMITH, Guam; a brother, Larry HUNTER, Syracuse; the father and step-mother, Nelson and Rosellen “Dixie” DICKSON HUNTER Sr., Rochester; the step-father, Paul GILE, Warsaw, and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  His mother died in 1982.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and for two hours before services on Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Sociaty or the Manitou Training Center.

 

Chester M. Bowersox

                Word was received today oif the death of Chester M. BOWERSOX, 79, Ozona, Fla., a former civic leader in Leiters Ford.  He died Saturday at the Mease Hospital in Dunedin, Fla.

                Mr. Bowersox was with the former Leiters Ford State Bank at Leiters Ford for 18 years, seven of those years as president, before retiring in 1962.  He also had been chairman of the former Fulton County School Reorganization Committee, a former president of the Fulton County Crippled Children’s Society, and was one of three persons who started the Aubbeenaubbee Township Volunteer Fire Department.

                He was a member of the 1926 Leiters Ford High School basketball team that won the first Fulton County basketball tournament.  Leiters Ford later consolidated with Delong to form the Aubbeenaubbee Township School Corporation which now is part of the Culver School Corporation.

                Mr. Bowersox was born in Leiters Ford Nov. 14, 1909 to Roy and Goldie BOWERSOX.  He was a cost accountant at Bendix Products in South Bend for 17 years before returning to his hometown.  In Florida, he was a member of the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are his wife, Frances [BOWERSOX], whom he married Aug. 22, 1931; two sons, John [BOWERSOX], Leiters Ford, and Thomas [BOWERSOX], South Bend; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

                The body will be cremated.  Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.  Memorials may be made to the church.


Hazel M. Stroup

                Word was received today of the death of Hazel M. STROUP, 69, of 1028 E. Laguna St., Kokomo.  She died at 8 a.m. Saturday at her home. She was born Oct. 31, 1919 in Kokomo to Clarence and Emma NEWBURN ANTHONY.  On Sept. 21, 1946, she married Theodore R. STROUP, who died Sept. 24, 1985.  She retired from Delco Electronics in 1982 after 26 years.  She was a member of United Auto Workers Local 292.

                Surviving are a son, Ross STROUP, Monticello; five daughters, Mrs. Dave (Phyllis) WATTS, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Mrs. Bryon (Emma) REDMON and Mrs. Glen (Sharon) JEWELL, both of Kokomo; Mrs. Darrell (Phyllis Marie) STAGE, Oklahoma, and Sharon Kay HENRY, Indianapolis; two sisters, Grace HOBBS, Kokomo, and Genevieve COX, Peru; twenty-five grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Three brothers preceded in death.

                Services were Tuesday at the Ellers Chapel, Kokomo, with the Rev. Dr. Mickey HART officiating.  Burial was in Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.

 

Friday, February 3, 1989

 

Grover E. Metzger

                Services for Grover E. METZGER, 100, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harrison Metzger, Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Ron PURKEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Masonic services.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday.

                Formerly of Kewana, Mr. Metzger died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Meridian Health Care Center in South Bend.

 

Goldie E. O’Connell

                Goldie E. O’CONNELL, 90, formerly of 1234 Rochester Blvd., died at the home of her daughter at 11:25 a.m. Thursday.  She was born April 6, 1898 in Newcastle Township near Talma to Ancil and Margaret McINTIRE BRYANT. She lived her entire life in Fulton County.  On May 27, 1922 in Fulton County, she married Clarence E. O’CONNELL, who died Aug. 15, 1973.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Inabelle) TRAVER, LaFontaine, and Mrs. Joe (Sharan) MORRIS, Rochester a son, Lee [O’CONNELL], Laketon;  eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Eva LANDIS, Akron.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou DOUGLAS, on Jan. 7, 1984, and six sixters and two brothers.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Tom BALLARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and for two hours before services Sunday.

 

Mabel G. Holzbauer

                Mabel Gladys HOLZBAUER, 91, San Diego, Calif., died Jan. 7, at her home.

                She was born at Kewanna to Isaac Newton and Ellen BROOKER TROUTMAN.  She lived in Plymouth many years before moving to San Diego.  She was married to Joseph J. HOLZBAUER, who preceded in death.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Rose SIMPSON, Barbara RIDERIBUE, and Josephine SANTANGELO, all of San Diego, and Mrs. Genevieve O’CONNELL, Taylor, S.C.; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

                Services were Jan 13 at Holy Spirit Church and interment services at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Fhe Featheringill Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Saturday, February 4, 1989

 

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Monday, February 6, 1989

 

Agnes M. Huff

                Agnes M. HUFF, 73, Burket, died at 11:06 p.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

                She was born May 20, 1915 at Pierceton to Charles M. and Elizabeth VIRGIL BROWN.  On Nov. 4, 1934, she married Paul J. HUFF, who died Dec. 21, 1980.  She was a member of the Burket United methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 17 years.  She worked for the Salvation Army for 20 years.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mary Alice SAPEN, Warsaw, and Ruth Ann WHETSTON, Tippecanoe; a son, John [HUFF], Burket; a brother, Charles R. BROWN, Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, wih the Revs. Douglas FRITZEL an Don POYSER officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Gove Cemetery, Pierceton.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Addie Rosberg

                Addie ROCKWELL ROSBERG, 88, Indianapolis, died Sunday at Winona Hospitl, Indianapolis.

                She was born March 4, 1900 in Indianapolis to Oscar and Alice FOIST ROCKWELL.  Her husband, Harry G. ROSBERG, died Aug. 17, 1968.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, Indianapolis; the International Travel Study Club; Coran Temple Daughters of the Nile; the Riley Hospital Cheer Guild, and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.  She attended Butler University, and taught third and fourth grades in the Indianapolis schools for 34 years before retirement.

                Surviving are three nieces, Joanna JANA, Rochester; Paula BIRKLE, Huntley, Mont., and Teresa ZIESENHENE, South Bend.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Flanner-Buchanan Fall Creek Chapel, Indianapolis.  Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianaolis.  Friends may call from           5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fall Creek Chapel.  Eastern Star services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital.


William M. Overmyer

                William M. OVERMYER, 92, of 627 N. Harrison St., Warsaw, formerly of Leiters Ford, died Saturday at 8:15 a.m. at Kosciusko Community Hospital.

                He was born April 30, 1896 in Fulton County to Ambrose and Elnora MEDBURN OVERMYER.  On Sept. 2, 1917, he married Grace M. JOHNSON, who died Oct. 19, 1978.  He was former owner of the Laketon Elevator.  He also taught school at Richland Center, and was in banking at Leiters Ford.  He was a World War I veteran and a member of the Roann Masonic Lodge.

                Surviving are a son, Cleon OVERMYER, Warsaw; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  A daughter, four brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Glen HOWENSTINE officiating.  Burial will be in Laketon Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Masonic services wil be at 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

 

Nellie Lockwood

                Nellie LOCKWOOD, 83, Joliet, Ill., died Friday at the Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet.

                She was born Nov. 16, 1905 in Church Hill, Tenn., to Simieon and Florence ARNOLD.  On March 31, 1929, she married Clinton LOCKWOOD, who died in 1949.

                Surviving are a son, William “Bill” LOCKWOOD, Joliet, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Ruth) TURK, Naperville, Ill.; Mrs. Paul (Helen) NICKELSON, Houston, Texas, and Mrs. John (Joan) BROWN, Flint, Mich.; thirteen grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lillie CENCION, Rochester; Stella WILLIAMS, and Martha DAVIS, both of Hammond, and Jean HAMILTON, Lincoln, Neb., and a brother, Calvin ARNOLD, Hammond.

                Services were at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Serenity Mortuary, Romeoville, Ill., with the Rev. Stephen BOOTHE officiating.  Burial will be Tuesday in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Mich.

 

Tuesday, February 7, 1989

 

Thelma G. Yeazel

                Thelma G. YEAZEL, 81, of 340 W. Plum St., Argos, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She had been in failing health for a year.

                She was born Feb. 23, 1907 in Miami County to William and Ada GLASSBURN MAZE.  She moved to Argos in 1970 from North Liberty.  On June 30, 1943 in South Bend, she married Roy YEAZEL, who died Jan. 7, 1981.  She was retired from Bendix Corporation, South Bend, and was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church and the North Liberty Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a sister, Marie WARD, Logansport; a brother, Joe MAZE, Argos; two nieces, and four nephews.  A brother, John [YEAZEL], died in 1976.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Dean SNYDER officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and after 9 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church.


Wednesday, February 8, 1989

 

Opal Foust

                Opal WAYMIRE FOUST, 93, of 724 S. Main St., Kokomo, died at 12:58 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, Donald E. FOUST, 948 E. Center Road, Kokomo.

                She was born March 18, 1895 in Wolcott to David and Anna Jane McQUOWN WAYMIRE.  On Dec. 22, 1917, she married William R. FOUST, who died Dec. 13, 1948.  She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church of Kokomo and its United Methodist Women, Martha Circle, Good Samaritan Circle and Isabelle Thoburn Sunday School Class.

                Surviving with the son are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) CAGLEY, Howe, and Mrs. Kirch (Gloria) HECKATHORN, Macy; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; twenty-five step-great-grandchildren, and two sistrs, Mrs. Olive DINNIGER, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Bessie WEIS, Decatur, Ill.  A son, two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Main Street United Methodist church with the Rev. Burkett SMITH officiating, assisted by the Rev. Richard COVERT.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call at the Fenn Funeral Home, Kokomo, from               2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and at the church for an hour before services Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind, 2960 Stanton Ave., Springfield, Ill., or to the Main Street United Methodist Church, Kokomo.

 

Thursday, February 9, 1989

 

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Friday, February 10, 1989

 

Dr. Peter G. Hazlett

                Dr. Peter G. HAZLETT, 89, United Methodist Memorial Home, Warren, died at 3:20 a.m. today at the home.

                He was born April 26, 1899 in Tippecanoe County to George and Ida HAZLETT.  On Dec. 21, 1928, he married Hazel HUNNESHAGEN, who survives.  He was a retired dentist, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marion and a veteran of World War I.

                Private services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Butler Funeral Home, Warren, with the Revs. Don JENNINGS and Richard SMITH officiting.  Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Warren.

 

Saturday, February 11, 1989

 

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Monday, February 13, 1989

 

Arvesta V. Mechling

                Arvesta V. MECHLING, 92, of West 19th B Road, Argos, died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  She had been in failing health for six months.

                She was born May 18, 1896 near Leiters Ford to Henry and Catherine CROMLEY BURKETT.  She resided most of her life in the Marshall County area.  On Sept. 25, 1915, she married Guy D. MECHLING, who died in 1973.  She was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church and its Missionary Society.

                Surviving are four sons, John A. [MECHLING], South Bend Joe D. [MECHLING], Mishawaka; Gerald L. [MECHLING], Edwardsburg, Mich., and Allan G. [MECHLING], Argos; nineteen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Grace [MECHLING]; a son, William [MECHLING]; five grandchildren; three sisters, Cora, Clara, and Jessie [BURKETT], and two brothers, Walter and Dan [BURKETT].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. Charles BLOOMER and Ralph PLETCHER officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Florence M. Hines

                Florence M  HINES, 76, Rt. 3, Kewanna, died today at 4 a.m. at the Fulton House Chase Center, Logansport.

                She was born Feb. 2, 1913 at Lucerne, to Charles and Cora GRUSENMYER MARCH.  On Sept. 20, 1932 at Crown Point, she married Sherald K. HINES, who survives.  She was a retired psychiatric aide at Logansport State Hospital, a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church, the Bunco Club and the Extension Homemakers Club.

                Surviving are two sons, Kenneth [HINES], Twelve Mile, and Frederick [HINES], Galveston; a sister, Frances BOLLEI, Monticello; two brothers, Lawrence MARCH, Logansport, and Victor MARCH, Phoenix, Ariz.; eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  A son and two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, February 14, 1989

 

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Wednesday, February 15, 1989

 

Warren L. Decker

                Warren L. DECKER, 58, Rt. 1, Tippecanoe, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 19, 1930 in Copalis Beach, Wash., to Bert and Elbertha KRUYSWICK DECKER.  He had lived in this area for 15 years and had made his home with Margaret CHRISTMAN, Tippecanoe.  He was a logger and commercial fisherman.  He served with the U.S. Army in Korea, and received two Purple Heart medals.

                Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl CARMICHAEL, Hoquim, Wash., and Gail GARDNER, Seattle, Wash.; a son, Bobby DECKER, Hoquim, Wash.; a sister, Donna REED, Edmonsd, Wash.; a brother, Wayne DECKER, Hammond, Ore.; two half-brothers, Kenneth DECKER and Thomas DECKER, both of Aberdeen, Wash., and a grandchild.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

 

Thursday, February 16, 1989

 

Andrew A. Freese

                Andrew A. FREESE, 40, Hawthorne, Calif., died unexpectedly Feb. 3 at his residence.

                He was born Nov. 13, 1948 in Rochester to Francis and Irene SAMPSEL KUHN BLAIR FREESE.  He was an electronics technician with Hughes Aircraft Company, El Segundo, Calif.  A 1967 Akron High School graduate, he attended Purdue University for a year, and graduated in 1977 from American Rivers College, Sacramento, Calif.  He formerly attended Athens United Methodist Church, and was a member and treasurer of the Faith Evangelical Church, Hawthorne.

                Surviving are two brothers, Michael FREESE, Deer Park, Calif., and Phillip FREESE, St. Helena, Calif.; an uncle, Homer SAMPSEL, Rochester, and cousins.

                Services were in Hawthorne Feb. 11.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Athens Cemetery.  Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of local arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Emalene Kindig

                Emalene KINDIG, 70, Rt. 2, Rochester, died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, South Bend.  She was born Dec. 7,  1918 in Fulton County to Porter and Lavilla BALLENGER RHODES.  On March 14, 1937 at Akron, she married Gerald KINDIG, who survives.  She was a member of the Olive Bethel Church of God, Akron, and was retired from Torin Manufacturing, Rochester.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Karen Sue POMARANTZ, Scipio Center, N.Y.; three sons, Fred [KINDIG], Mentone; Richard [KINDIG], Silver Lake, and Jerry [KINDIG], Akron; four sisters, Mrs. Harold (Nina) CHAPMAN, and Mrs. Richard (Irene) MILLER, both of Rochester; Mrs. Donald (Lorraine) SPICE, and Mrs. William (Selena) GILLESPIE, both of Silver Lake; four brothers, Porter RHODES, Logansport; Dale and Thomas RHODES, both of Rochester, and Robert RHODES, Winamac; seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Akron Church of God with the Revs. James MALBONE and Dave COLLETT officiating.  Burial will be in the [Athens] Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, and for an hour before services at the church.


Friday, February 17, 1989

 

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Saturday, February 18, 1989

 

Anna C. Widman

                Anna C. WIDMAN, 83, Monterey, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                She was born Sept. 28, 1905 in Rochester to Ambrose and Elizabeth KELLER WIDMAN.  She was a lifetime resident of the Monterey area and a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church at Monterey and the Rosary Sodality of the church.

                Surviving are a sister, Rose BILTZ, Indianapolis; a brother, Charles H. WIDMAN, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Anne’s Catholic Church at Monterey with the Rev. Gerald BORAWSKI officiatng.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bonine Funeral Home in Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at    8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Mabel V. Ballinger

                Mabel V. BALLINGER, 78, formerly of 304 Apple St., Argos, died 1 p.m. Friday at Middle Town Medical Center, Murfreesboro, Tenn., where she had been a patient for one week.

                She was born July 29, 1910 in LaCrosse, to James and Nola WOODS ARMENTROUT.  On June 12, 1928 in Hamlet, she married James O. BALLINGER.  He preceded in death Jan. 20, 1985.  She retired after 19 years with Hart Schaffner & Marx, Rochester.  She was a member of the Wesleyan Church, Argos.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Scott (Eileen) SOLOMON, Woodbury, Tenn.; Mrs. Paul (Nedra) Van CLEAVE, Miles City, Mont.; Mrs. Nancy ELLIOTT, Plymouth; three sons, Dennis [BALLINGER], Plymouth; Larry [BALLINGER], Granger, and Rocky [BALLINGER], Argos; thirty grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Marian HUCHINS, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. David (Gertrude) JOSEPH, Plymouth; Mrs. Opal WEIDNER, Rochester; two brothers, Glen ARMENTROUT, Argos, and Kenneth ARMENTROUT, Vermillion, Ohio.  She was preceded by an infant daughter, two grandchidren, and a sister, Marietta.

                Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Richard P. DEAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetry, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until services.

 

Opal I. Garner

                Opal I. GARNER, 71, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 4 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.


Monday, February 20, 1989

 

Harley V. Beck

                Harley V. BECK, 85, of 523 E. Ninth St., died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Centerbury Manor Nursing Home where he had been a patiet for 10 days.

                He was born Aug. 22, 1903 in Fulton County to Lee and Cordelia HORN BECK.  In June 1927, he married Willadean SHIVELY, who died Aug. 26, 1965.  On Jan. 3, 1968, he married Mildred CLARK, who survives.  He retired from farming in 1966.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Keith (Mary Kathryn “Kate”) HISEY, Rochester, and Mrs. Joe (Helen) GOOD, Mentone; two grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; fourteen step-great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Mrs. Fred (Betty) ROHRER Elkhart; Mrs. Larry (Donna) WAHLIG, and Mrs. Fred (Mary Ann) HEISER, both of Fort Wayne; a step-son, Bob CLARK, North Miami Beach, Fla., and a sister, Mabel ANDERSON, Rochester.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Malcolm D. Miller

                Malcolm D. MILLER, 72, of 300 N. First St., Argos, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient for one week.

                He was born Jan. 20, 1917 in Fulton County to Harvey and Nellie DUDGEON MILLER.  He moved to Argos 10 years ago from the Santa Anna neighborhood.  On Sept. 2, 1939, he married Asboreen SNYDER, who died Sept. 18, 1978.  On Feb. 14, 1979, he married Maxine SWIHART, who survives.  He was a 1934 graduate of Plymouth High School, a retired farmer, and a member of the Argos First Baptist Church, the Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge, the Green Township and Marshall County Farm Bureau, and the Dairy Herd Association of Marshall County.  He was a driver for REAL Meals in Marshall County, a retired school bus driver for Argos Community Schools, and a former treasurer of the Santa Anna Church.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Raymond E. [MILLER], Argos; a step-daughter, Arlene Ann MILLER, Plymouth; two step-sons, Merl and Dean SWIHART, both of Plymouth; two grandchildren, Dawn and Craig MILLER, both of Argos; two step-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Al (Mildred) EGILSKI, Ora; Mrs. Evelyn FUNK, Plymouth; Mrs. Charles (Frances) CLEVENGER, Rochester, and Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) LUSE, Grovertown; three brothers, Fredrick [MILLER], Clinton, Ill.; Lloyd Don [MILLER], Pierceton, and Earl [MILLER], Plymouth; and nieces and nephwes.  A son, Kenneth [MILLER], died March 5, 1952.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Robert SIEGRIST officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  The Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Emergency Medical Service.


Marvin Wright

                Marvin WRIGHT, 58, a former Tippecanoe resident, died at 10 p.m. Friday at Gulfport, Miss.

                He was born April 12, 1930 in Hazard, Ky., to Crit and Grace VIRES WRIGHT.  He resided in Gulfport for the past year.  On Jan. 31, 1953 in Knox, he married Beatrice HENSLEY, who survives.  He was a carpenter and cabinet maker, and a disabled U.S. Navy Korean War veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Junior (Sheila) WAGERS, Argos; two sons, Wayne [WRIGHT], Rochester, and Roger [WRIGHT], Pendleton; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and a sister, Ines HOLLON, Beattyville, Ky.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Cordell [WRIGHT].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos, with the Rev. Lloyd HOWARD officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, and after    11 a.m. Thursday at the church.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ.

 

James J. Wilder

                Services for James J. WILDER, 69, North Fort Myers, Fla., were conducted Feb. 2 at the Guardian Funeral Home, North Fort Myers.

                Mr. Wilder died Jan. 30 at his residence.  He was born March 17, 1919 in Pontiac, Mich., to Andrew J. and Gladys M. SKINNER WILDER.  In 1939 he married Faye McGOLDRICK, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are the mother and step-father, Gladys and Clifford LANE, Fort Myers, Fla.; two sons, Ronald J. [WILDER], North Fort Myers, and Larry N. [WILDER], Waco, Texas; a daughter, Linda MOSIER, North Fort Myers; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchidren; a brother, Robert A. WILDER, Indianapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Iola) GNADT, Bullhead City, Ariz., and Arlene J. WILDER, Culver.  His father; an infant sister, and a brother, Charles Edward [WILDER], preceded in death.

 

Opal I. Garner

                Services for Opal I. GARNER, 71, of Rt. 1, Kewanna, who died at 4 p.m. Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Kewanna Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron PURKEY officiating.  Burial was to be in the I.O.O.F.-Citizens Cemetery, Kewanna.

                Mrs. Garner was born June 27, 1917 in Kewanna to Alva and Melissa FULLER CRABB.  On March 16, 1941 in Kewanna, she married Burdette GARNER, who survives.  She was a member of the Kewanna Baptist Church where she was assistant organist, taught Sunday School for 45 years and was past president of the Women’s Mission Union.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Thomas [GARNER], Kewanna; a daughter, Vicky SCANTLEN, Warsaw; a sister, Ersa SOMMERS, Kewanna; a half-brother, Alva CRABB Jr, Rockville, Md., and six grandchildren.  A brother and a sister preceded in death.

                Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna Baptist Church.


Lizzie Stepp

                Lizzie STEPP, 65, Mentone, died at 7 a.m. today at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born Feb. 11, 1924 in Crum, W. Va., to Preston and Mahaia LOWE FULLER.  She moved to the Mentone area seven years ago from West Virginia.  She was married to Bill STEPP, Beauty, Ky., who survives.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Josephine CLINGER, Silver Lake; a son, Leon [STEPP], Kermit, W. Va. four sisters, Myrtle DAMRON, Mentone; Merlie MESSER, Pataskala, Ohio; Ruth LAW, Columbus, Ohio, and Ruby WILLIAMS, Kermit; a brother, Abbie HODGE, Rittman, Ohio, and a grandchild.

                King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of local arrangements.  Services are pending at the Calaham Funeral Home, Inez, Ky.

 

Tuesday, February 21, 1989

 

Paul W. Thomas

                Paul Wesley THOMAS, 61, a former Rochester fireman, died Sunday at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

                A Rochester native, he moved to Largo, Fla., after retiring from the fire department.  He was a member of the Eagles and the American Legion.

                Surviving with the wife Betty [THOMAS], of Largo are three daughters, Linda Sue DAUGHERTY, Bushnell, Fla.; Cathy THOMAS, Largo, and Elizabeth BLECHSCHMIDT, Clearwater, Fla.; a son, Steve [THOMAS], Rochester and a sister Nellie BAKER, Plymouth, and eight grandchildren.

                Services will be at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.  Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Marie E. Burrough

                Marie Ellen BURROUGH, 79, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 11:06 a.m. Monday shortly after admission to Woodawn Hospital.  She had been in failing health for 18 months.

                She was born Nov. 21, 1909 in Logansport to Nick and Ella REAMES CLANDRA.  She moved to this area in 1939 from the Logansport and Lucerne areas.  On Sept. 23, 1939 in Wabash, she married Edgar George BURROUGH, who died Feb. 3, 1985.

                Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Patricia ELTOUNI, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Jesse (Ella May) VICE, and Mrts. James (Frances) KERR, both of Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth LOWE, Logansport.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Frances ROUCH.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Dennis INGLE officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and Friday after 9 a.m.


Doris R. Boose

                Doris Ruth BOOSE, 86, Vancouver, Wash., died at 2 a.m. Saturday at Enmerald Terrace Convalescent Center, Vancouver.

                She was born Sept. 7, 1902 in Kewanna to John and Elizabeth FELDER GORSELINE.  She moved to Washington 5 years ago after having lived in the Frankfort and Logansport areas.  In 1933 she married Forrest S. BOOSE, who preceded in death.  She had been a teacher at Gary Wallace High School, was a graduate of Indiana University, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa Sorority, the Broadway Methodist Church, and the Order of Eastern Star, Logansport.  She received her master’s degree from Harvard University.

                Surviving are a son, John W. [BOOSE], Vancouver, Wash.; four grandchildren, Catherine POWERS, Palm Harbor, Fla.; Carolyn MacOUSHUM, John C. and Timothy L. [BOOSE], all of Vancouver; five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Robert GORSELINE, Palmetto Fla.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Louise ZELLERS COLLINS and Mrs. Mildred COFFMAN, and two brothers, Donald and Walter GORSELINE.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F.-Citizens Cemetery.  Friencs may call after 11 a.m. Friday.

 

Lloyal Bugby

                Lloyal BUGBY, 90, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Chase Center Fulton House, Logansport.

                He was born July 29, 1898 at Lucerne to William F. and Clara KLEPPER BUGBY.  On Jan. 19, 1921 at Kewanna, he married Susie E. McLOCHLIN, who died in 1984.  He was a retired shoe repair shop owner of 45 years in Logansport, a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, and a 4th degree Knight of the Logansport Knights of Columbus.

                Surviving are nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, with the Rev. Cornelius KELLY officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  A Knights of Columbus memorial service will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.

 

Wednesday, February 22, 1989

 

Samuel Steffen

                Palestine. - A 5-year-old Mentone boy died about 12:50 p.m. Tuesday after being accidently shot by his 13-year-old brother at their babysitter’s residence here, Kosciusko County Police said today.

                Police said Samuel STEFFEN was killed instantly by a shotgun wound to his head.  They said the older brother believed the 20-gauge shotgun was not loaded and pointed it at the younger boy.

                Police termed the death accidental.

                Police read from a prepared statement and declined to provide any other information.


Kenneth Anderson

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Kenneth ANDERSON, 41, Rt. 3, Rochester, who died at 8:15 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

 

Thursday, February 23, 1989

 

Samuel D. Steffen

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tippecanoe Community Church for Samuel David STEFFEN, 5, of 205 E. Main St., Mentone.  The Rev. Rodney SCHULER will officiate and burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.

                The boy died of an accidental shotgun wound at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at a rural Mentone home near Palestine Lake.

                He was born Feb. 15, 1984 in Indianapolis to E. David and Phyllis AUGHINBAUGH STEFFEN.  His mother died Dec. 21, 1988.  He attended the Tippecanoe Community Church and belonged to the Awana Bible Club at the church.

                Surviving with the father are three sisters, Deborah, Elizabeth and Esther [STEFFEN], and two brothers, David P. and Michael [STEFFEN], all at home.  A sister, Naomi [STEFFEN], preceded in death.

 

Kenneth L. Anderson

                Services for Kenneth Lee ANDERSON, 41, Rt. 3, Rochester, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Gene JANIK officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and after 9 a.m. Saturday.

                Mr. Anderson died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.  He was born July 4, 1947 at Wabash to Robert and Anne SHORT ANDERSON.  On Jan. 31, 1967 in Peru, he married Judy Ann EDWARDS, who survives.  He owned and operated Kenny’s Metal Recycling, Rt. 3, Rochester.  He was a 1966 graduate of Peru High School, a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, the Commercial Bowling League of Rochester and the mixed bowling league at Culver.

                Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Carol, Loretta and Mary [ANDERSON], and a son, Kenny L. [ANDERSON], all at home; the mother and step-father, Anne and Charles BROWN, Peru; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Carol) WEAVER, Peru; a brother, Michael [ANDERSON], Peru, and nieces and nephews.  His father died May 25, 1979.

                Memorials may be made to Mt. Hope United Methodist Church.


Thomas G. Syler

                Thomas G. SYLER, 71, of 312 Westwood Lane, died at 3:55 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Feb. 6, 1918 at Shanesville, Ohio, to Thomas and Elma FLEISCHMAN SYLER.  He moved to Rochester in 1960 from Argos.  He married Helen THOMPSON, who died march 21, 1969.  He married Roselyn J. HOOKER, who died July 21, 1973.  On Dec. 21, 1974 he married Pat EATON, who survives.  He retired as an accountant at Wilson Coal and Grain, Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are six daughters, Mrs. Judy GONZALES, Santa Fe, N.M.; Mrs. James (Marge) THACKER, Bourbon; Mrs. Sheryl SIMONS and Mrs. Pat (Robin) BURKETT, both of Plymouth, and Tracy SYLER and Tomi SYLER, both of Rochester; two step-daughters, Debbie CAYWOOD, Pompano Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Ron (Tammie) PLATZ, Goshen; a grandchild; a great-granddaughter, and a sister, Mrs. Kate ERNST, Akron, Ohio.  He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Vicki PARSONS, in 1974, and a sister, Virginia SCHLINGMANN.

                Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be private visitation.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the Rochester Athletic Booster Club.

 

Friday, February 24, 1989

 

Joseph Arnett

                Joseph ARNETT, 57, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, Plymouth.

                He was born May 20, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio, to Toy and Mary L. BALDRIDGE ARNETT, and had lived in Rochester for two years.  On July 2, 1952 at Rensselaer, he married Delores GARCIA, who survives.  He attended Wheatfield Public Schools and was owner of Arnett Concrete Co.  He was a member of the Indiana National Guard and the Pentecostal Church.

                Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mary L. RADKE, Stewart, Fla.; four sons, Joseph [ARNETT] Jr., Duluth, Minn.; Robert L. and John E. [ARNETT], both of Argos, and William A. [ARNETT], Rochester; three grandchildren; four brothers, Charles [ARNETT], Culver; Toy [ARNETT], Destin, Fla.; Tom [ARNETT], Remington, and Jim [ARNETT], Rensselaer; and four sisters, Mrs. Ray (Hazel) WACHS, Roselawn; Mrs. Earl (Garnett) CLAPP, Rensselaer; Mrs. George (Jewel) MADDOX, and Ms. Wanda HUDDLE, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday (noon EST) at the Jackson Funeral Chapel, Rensselaer, with the Rev. Eveston RISNER officiating.  Burial will be in Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer.  Friends may call from 3 to 10 p.m. EST today.


Amos Ritchie

                Amos RITCHIE, 41, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.  He had been in failing health for five months.

                He was born Nov. 19, 1947 in Kentucky to Woodrow and Ruth RITCHIE.  He had lived in Rochester since 1985.  On Dec. 13, 1980 in the country of Mexico, he married Jacqueline R. GEGOGEINE, who survives.  He was emloyed at U.S. Abrasive Corp., Tippecanoe.

                Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Lisa, Diane and Tami [RITCHIE], at home; Mrs. Jeff (Angie) GUNTER, Fulton, and Mrs. Margaret WALTERS, Ohio; a son, Joseph [RITCHIE], Royal Center; the mother, Mrs. Ruth RILEY, Rensselaer; four sisters, Mrs. Gretta CORBIN and Shirley RITCHIE, both of Frankfort, Ky.; Mrs. Alice Faye ALLEN, Rensselaer, and Mrs. Margart YARBER, Anaheim, Calif.; four brothers, Jay [RITCHIE], address unavailable; Amond [RITCHIE=, Paw Paw, Ill.; Woodie [RITCHIE], Akron, and Eugene [RITCHIE], Michigan City.  He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Virgil [RITCHIE].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Revs. Thomas BALLARD and James M. PRUITT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. today and after 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Keith G. Obenchain

                Keith G. OBENCHAIN, 70, Logansport, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.

                He was born June 13, 1918 in Logansport to Glenn D. and Hazel L. WILLIAMS OBENCHAIN.  On Sept. 10, 1939, he married Nan HOWELL, who survives.  He had been a civil service examiner and postal clerk in Logansport and surrounding area for 33 years.  He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church in Logansport, the Tipton Masonic Lodge, and the Eastern Star, American Legion, VFW and Elks Lodge in Logansport.

                Surviving are a son, Keith Thomas [OBENCHAIN], Noblesville; two daughters, Judith PASHAK, Logansport, and Kothryn OBENCHAIN, Winter Park, Fla.; a brother, John [OBENCHAIN], Logansport; two sisters, Joyce McMAMARA, Mountain View, Calif., and Janet OBENCHAIN, Indianapolis, and six grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1:30 Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Loganspot, with Dr. Sam YOUNG officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, with military rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today.  Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight.


Saturday, February 25, 1989

 

Maxine L. Thompson

                Maxine L. THOMPSON, 71, of 229 W. Ninth St., died at 4:25 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born March 11, 1917 in Macy to Charles and Goldie SEE AMBLER.  She lived her entire life in this community.  On Dec. 24, 1940 in Rochester, she married Ralph A. THOMPSON, who died April 29, 1981.  She had been a nurse for the late Dr. E.V. HERENDEEN and later was director of nursing at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, retiring in 1981.  She was a graduate of City Hospital (now Wishard Hospital), Indianapolis.

                Surviving are a son, Michael [THOMPSON], and a granddaughter, Penni [THOMPSON], both of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. M.E. (Nila) [CARRUTHERS], Middletown, Ohio, and Mrs John (Mary) SHIPLEY, Greenville, Miss., and a brother, James AMBLER, Sevierville, Tenn.  She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy [THOMPSON] on May 14, 1984, and a sister Juanita DeLON, in 1986.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Father Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and after 9 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Arden H. Bay

                Arden H. BAY, 77, Three Rivers, Mich., died Friday morning at the Three Rivers Area Hospital.

                He was born May 11, 1911 in Berrien Township, Mich., to Lew and Lodemia HESS BAY.  He owned and operated a carpet business in Kalamazoo, Mich., before moving to Three Rivers in 1982.  He was associated with the Wolf Carpet Store, which he managed for several years, retiring in 1974.  On May 11, 1985 in Rochester, he married Mildred F. JONES, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Arden BAY, Watervliet, Mich.; five step-children, Mrs. Everett (Norma) HENDERSON and Mrs. Allen (Carol) BAILLIEUL, both of Rochester; Mrs. Richard (Janelle) SMITH, Fulton; David Lee JONES, Grand Ridge, Fla., and Fred JONES, Macy; fourteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Halverson Chapel, Three Rivers, with the Rev. Donald E. NEPSTAD officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Berrien Center, Mich.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph County, Mich., Cancer Society.


Monday, February 27, 1989

 

Daniel K. Bice

                Daniel K. BICE, 69, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for nine days.  He had been in failing health for three months.

                He was born May 28, 1919 in Lima, Ohio to Daniel and Iona HANSON BICE.  He moved to Rochester in 1980 from Lima.  His first marriage was to Imogene MEYERS.  He later married Norma BEAVER, who preceded in death.  He was an upholsterer for Superior Coach Company in Lima for a number of years and was a life member of the Lima VFW and of the Military Order of the COOTIE Grand Pup Tent No. 6, Lima.  He served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II.

                Surviving are a daughter, Darla BICE, and a son, Douglas BICE, both of Lima; a sister, Mae RED, Lakeview, Ohio; a brother, William BICE, Rt. 5, Rochester, and a half-brother, Richard BICE, Criderville, Ohio.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert [BICE].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with rites by the American Legion and VFW.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, February 28, 1989

 

Robert D. Miller

                Word has been received of the death on Feb. 19 of Robert D. MILLER, 77, Chicago.

                He was born on Sept. 28, 1911 in Rochester to Fred and Nell MILLER.  He married Beryl GROSSBIER, who survives.  He was an account executive for Dean Witter Reynolds, Chicago; served in Africa, Italy and Germany with the U.S. Army in World War II, and was a graduate of Northwestern University.

 

Wednesday, March 1, 1989

 

Betty F. Rose

                Betty Frances ROSE, 64, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 2:51 a.m. today at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                She was born Sept. 3, 1924 in Fulton County to Charles E. and Ollie ROGERS TOWN.  She lived most of her life in Richland Township.  On Feb. 3, 1951 in Richland Center, she married Donald Murphy ROSE, who died Oct. 22, 1985.  She retired after 20 years at Hart Schaffner & Marx and was a member of the former Sand Hill Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Debra) HAMILTON, Woodstock, Ill., and Mrs. Rick (Rachel) WYATT, Rochester; two sons, Roger and Barry [ROSE], both of Rochester; four grandchildren, Zachary and Gregory WYATT and K.C. HAYDEN, all of Rocheter, and Eavan HAMILTON, Woodstock, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Ned (Mildred) SMITH, Akron.  A brother, Otis TOWN, died in 1984.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Don PETERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Dorothy L. Study

                Dorothy L. STUDY, 77, Denver, died at 9:04 a.m. Tuesday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru.  She was born June 20, 1911, in Miami County to Burchard and Clarice SEE LEEDY.  On Aug. 17, 1929, she married Verlynne STUDY, who survives.  She was a memer of the Denver Baptist Church.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Delores BUTCHER, Rochester, and Peggy Jo GRAYSON, Peru; two brothers, Ray LEEDY, Peru, and Cecil LEEDY, Logansport; two sisters, Mildred HULLINGER, Peru, and Elpha COVER, Denver; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Jeff SEXTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may vbe made to the Miami County Heart Association.

 

Thursday, March 2, 1989

 

Warren J. Lloyd

                Warren J. LLOYD, 62, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 2:41 a.m. today at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  He had been in failing health for two months

                He was born Oct. 18, 1926 in Mankato, Minn., to Evan and Eva EVANS LLOYD.  He moved to Rochester in 1954 from Mankato.  On March 31, 1948 in Nocolett, Minn., he married Marcella “Sally” FRUHWIRTH, who survives.  He was a self-employed contractor, served in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodge, and the Eagles Lodge, all of Rochester.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Kent (Sheri) COOK, Kewanna; three sons, Roger, David and Bruce [LLOYD], all of Jupiter, Fla.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Jean LLOYD, tillamook, Ore., and Mrs. Robert (Betty) KEHNER, Mankato; two brothers, Wayne LLOYD, Mankato, and Elroy LLOYD, Laguna Niguel, Calif.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger [LLOYD].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rocheter, with the Rev. Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Demetery where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military rites.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.

 

Thomas G. Syler

                The Sentinel was informed Wednesday afternoon that the Feb. 23 obituary of Thomas G. SYLER failed to note that nine grandchildren survive.


William H. Leonhard

                William H. “Bill” LEONHARD, owner-operator of the Macy Elevator, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home, Rt. 1, Macy.  He was 66.

                He was born Feb. 11, 1923 in Jay County to William H. and Mildred HANLIN LEONHARD.  On Jan. 1, 1948 at Portland, he married Martha R. SEGRAVES, who survives.  He was a former representative for Tennessee Valley Sales and was manager of Green Belt Sales, now OXY Fertilizer, in Fulton from 1963 to 1969.  On Sept. 8, 1969 he bought the Macy Elevator.  He was an active supporter of 4-H work, the FFA chapters at Caston and North Miami high schools, and the betterment of the Macy and Nyona Lake communities.  He served in the Pacific Islands during World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Shirey KING, Collinsville, Okla.; a son, Will H. MILLER, and two brothers, Harold and Robert [LEONHARD], all of Rochester.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David SMITH officiating.  Burial will be in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, with military rites.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at McCain Funeral Home, and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home, Portland.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Red Cross transportation fund.

 

Friday, March 3, 1989

 

Warren J. Lloyd

                Services for Warren J. LLOYD, 62, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, who died Thursday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, not 1 p.m. as reported previously.

 

Anna M. Espich

                Anna M. ESPICH, 81, of 714 N. Plum St., Plymouth, died at 12:24 p.m. Thursday in Holy Cross Parkview Hospital at Plymouth.

                She was born Sept. 7, 1907 in Warsaw to John and Lillie WEAVER RUSH.  She was married to Russell AMBER, who preceded in death.  She was married Sept. 19, 1964 to Floyd ESPICH, who survives.  She formerly was employed at The Rochester Sentinel.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Lois) POOLE, Wabash; two step-sons, Ron and Garry ESPICH, both of Plymouth; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Galen COLCLESSOR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Frieds may call Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.


Saturday, March 4, 1989

 

Robert N. Biddinger

                Robert N. BIDDINGER, 67, Warsaw, died Thursday in Homosassa Springs, Fla., where he had been a winter visitor for four years.

                He was born in Leiters Ford and was a retired truck driver for the Warsaw Trucking co.

                Surviving are the wife, the former Levara M. SMITH; two daughters, Sharon SPEEDWELL, Crestwood, Ill., and Joyce COX, of Colorado; a step-daughter, Susan BICK, Adrian, Mich., and a sister, Carol B. LECHLER, Homosassa.

                The Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home in Homosassa is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

 

Monday, March 6, 1989

 

Lloyd L. Krouse

                Lloyd L. KROUSE, 83, of 332 W. Walnut St., Argos, died at 9:06 a.m. Sunday at his home.  He had been in failing health for a year.

                He was born Dec. 8, 1905 in Center Township, Marshall County, to Henry Clay and Rosezetta KAMP KROUSE.  He lived all of his life in the Argos community.  On March 23, 1939 at Koontz Lake, he married Velma SWIHART, who died in 1959.  He was a retired farmer and a former employee of the Marshall County Highway Department and Indiana Bell Telephone Co.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Marjorie MORIARTY, Culver, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Pearl WALLACE, Clara DAWSON STEPHENSON and Hattie LISTENBERGER, and three brothers, Virgil, Fred and Donald [KROUSE].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Argos Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Earl LIGHTFOOT officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

 

Robert L. Marley

                Robert L. MARLEY, 68, a summer resident of Rochester and a winter resident of Summerfield, Fla., died Saturday in Ocala, Fla., following a brief illness.

                He was born Jan. 3, 1921 in Elwood to Ozro and Marie MARLEY.  He was a retired monument sales manager, a World War II veteeran, and a member of the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, and VFW.

                Surviving with the wife, Harriett SCOTT MARLEY, are a son, Steven L. [MARLEY], Florence, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Wilma TUTEROW, Anderson; Mrs. Martha Nell STANLEY, Lakeland, Fla., and Mrs. Mildred SMITH, Mesa, Ariz., and two grandchildren.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Copher-Fesler Funeral Home, 415 S. Anderson St., Elwood, with the Rev. Russell DAWSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Elwood City Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Russell P. Rieck

                Russell P. RIECK, 78, Rt. 1, Monterey, died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.

                He was born April 13, 1910 at Chicago, Ill., to Henry and Mary Ellen CRONIN RIECK.  He moved to the Monterey area in 1976 from Chicago.  He was a retired shipping clerk for the Ajax Co., Chicago, and a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey.  In 1963 in Chicago, he married Virginia WHITE, who died in 1968.

                Surviving are two step-daughters, Judy FRANK and Sandra GONZALES, both of Chicago; a sister, Celie BYRNES, Monterey, and two brothers, Cyrus RIECK, Monterey, and Roy RIECK, Chicago.  Four brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey.  Burial will be in St. Anne’s Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, March 7, 1989

 

Clara H. Yeaman

                Clara H. YEAMAN, 98, formerly of Akron, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday in the Peabody Health Care Center at North Manchester.  She had lived at Peabody Memorial Home since August 1971.

                She was born Feb. 14, 1891 in South Whitley to A.J. and Mary SNOW HELMUTH.  She was a retired telephone operator and clerk.  Her first marriage was in 1912 to W.W. STAUFFER, who died in 1938.  She was married May 5, 1946 to Charles W. YEAMAN, who died Nov. 11, 1953.  She was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church.

                The only survivor is a step-grandson, John STAUFFER, Etna Green.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Peabody Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard CRAIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Center Cemetery at Nappanee.  Friends may call at the chapel for an hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the Peabody Memorial Home.  Bender Funeral Home at North Manchester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Margaret S. Rowe

                Margaret S. “Peg” ROWE, 78, Garden Court East Apartments, Plymouth, formerly of 417 W. Ninth St., Rochester, died at 1:35 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                She was born Oct. 27, 1910 in Terre Haute to Timmothy and Catherine DALTON LEE.  She lived most of her life in the Rochester community.  On Aug. 21, 1941 in Indianapolis, she married Dr. Howard H. ROWE, who died Dec. 19, 1970.  A retired registered nurse, she received her nursing degree from St. Anthony’s Hospital, Terre Haute.  She assisted in her hsband’s medical practice in Rochester ad later was employed by Canterbury Manor Nursing Home until retirement.  She was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louis (Lee Ann) SAVAGE, Buffton, Ohio, and Mrs. Steve (Dina Grace) HEISHMAN, Plymouth; a son, Patrik ROWE, Attica; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Irma SHEA, Terre Haute.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Francis KILCLINE officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens cemetery.  Friends may call from       6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday.


Wednesday, March 8, 1989

 

Joseph B. Foster

                Joseph Barr FOSTER, 48, of Seymour, a former Rocheter city policeman and former Indiana state policeman, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University Hospital, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.  He had been a patient for four weeks.

                He was born Aug. 1, 1940 in Twelve Mile to Joseph W. and Evelyn McKEE FOSTER.  He moved to Seymour in 1971 from Rochester.  He retired in 1986 after 22 years’ service in the air section of the Indiana State Police Department.

                A 1958 graduate of Rochester High School, he was with the U.S.  Marine Corps from 1958 to 1961, and was a Rochester police officer from September 1963 to June 1965.  On Sept. 1, 1965 following graduation from the Police Academy, he became a state trooper and was assigned to the Peru. post.  On June 1, 1975 he was promoted to sereant and on Oct. 1, 1970 he was assigned to the Special Services Division as a helicopter pilot in Area Three.  He was a member of the Indiana State Police Alliance, the Seymour Fraternal Order of Police, the Indiana Troopers’ Benevolent Association, the Seymour American Legion and Moose Lodge, and the Rochester Eagles Lodge.

                Surviving are two sons, Joseph A. [FOSTER], Tucson, Ariz., and Johnathan A. [FOSTER], Corydon; the mother, Evelyn FOSTER, and step-father, Wally DEATON, Rochester; two sisters, Nikki BAILEY, Indianapolis, and Mrs. James (Shari) HARTZLER, Rochester, and three nieces, Michelle and LesLee BAILEY and Jaymi HARTZLER, all of Rochester.  His father died in 1954.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Harold WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct military services.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. Friday until the hour of services.  Memorials may be made to the Indiana Troopers Benevolent Association Fund.

 

Thursday, March 9, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Friday, March 10, 1989

 

Evelyn Moran

                A broadside collision on Indiana 17, just south of Olson Road, killed a Monterey woman at 10:25 a.m. Thursday.

                State poice said Evelyn MORAN, 72, Rt. 1, Monterey, died instantly of a skull fracture when her northbound 1987 Nissan two-door sedan crossed into the pathe of a southbound 1981 Freightliner semi-truck seed hauler driven by Richard E. DICKSON, 46, Knox.  Police said Dickson was not injured.

                Police said that Moran was thrown from the vehicle.  Although neither driver was wearing a seat belt, police said it would have made no difference if seat belts had been used.

                Funeral arrangements are pending at Frain Mortuary, Winamac.


Bertha R. Gudeman

                Bertha R. GUDEMAN, 70, Rt. 4, Winamac, died at 4:39 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.  She had been in failing health for several months.

                She was born May 16, 1918 in Strawn, Ill., to George and Regina ZIMMERMAN SCHINI.  On Oct. 21, 1944 in Francesville, she married Marion R. GUDEMAN, who died Nov. 20, 1987. She was formerly a nurse for the Eastern Pulaski Community Schools, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Winamac.

                Surviving are two daughters, Beverly SMITH, Monterey, and Janice GUDEMAN, Dallas, Texas; a son, Darrel [GUDEMAN], Winamac; five grandchildren; four sisters, Anna SCHNEIDER and Alma BAHLER, both of Remington; Emilie ANLIKER, Francesville, and Eldora BONGES, Loda, Ill., and a brother, Albert SCHINI, Remington.  She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Carl LINDERMAN officiating.  Burial will be in McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamac.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. on Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church.

 

Claude G. Bucks

                Claude G. BUCKS, 82, Kewanna, forerly of South Gate, Calif., died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Nov. 26, 1906 at Thornhope to John and Malinda BURNS BUCKS.  He came from South Gate Dec. 4, 1988 to live with his nephew, Larry BUCKS, and family in Kewanna.  On Feb. 13, 1951 in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Zelma BRADEN, who died July 20, 1988.  He was a retired supervisor with General Motors Assembly Plant in South Gate.  He was with the Merchant Marines during World War II, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Brea, Calif.

                Surviving are two sons, Robert [BUCKS], Glan Carbon, Ill., and C. William [BUCKS], Clarkesville, Tenn., and grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  A son, six brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F.-Citizens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. on Sunday.  There will be graveside Masonic services.

 

Saturday, March 11, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, March 13, 1989

 

William Livingston

                Word has been received from Mrs. Wilford (Kathleen) TRIBBY, that her brother, William LIVINGSTON, died Saurday morning in Danville, Ill., of a heart attack.

                Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dugger, Ind.


Cretie J. Emery

                Cretie Jane EMERY, 95, a lifetime Fulton resident, died at 1:05 a.m. today at Centerbury Manor Nursing Home.

                Born April 30, 1893 in Liberty Township to Benjamin Franklin and Sarah WILLIAMS AUSMUN, she married Carl C. EMERY on Nov. 24, 1915.  He died Feb. 8, 1971.  She was a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Lois) BROWN, Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. Richard (Maxine) SCUTT, Eaton Rapids, Mich.; two sons, Doyne [EMERY], Macy, and Dale [EMERY], Grand Rapids, Mich.; sixteen grandchildren twenty-two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and a daughter, Opal CHAMP, preceded in death.

                Services are tentativey scheduled for Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.  Final arrangements are pending.

 

Edward Williamson

                Services for Edward WILLIAMSON, 72, Rt. 5, Winamac, who died Friday of an apparent heart attack, were held at 10 a.m. today at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, with the Rev. Cornelius KELLY officiatig.  Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Winamac.

                Mr. Williamson was born April 13, 1916 in Pulaski County, to Ernest E. and Mary KUHN WILLIAMSON.  On Oct 21, 1936 in Winamac, he married Mary K. WIESJAHN, who survives.  A retired farmer, he was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, the Parish Council, and a member of the Pulaski County Farm Bureau.

                Surviving are four daughters, Ketherine BROWN, Kewanna Karen KRUGER, Brownsburg; Carol FERNANDEZ, Mariette, Ga. Rita WILLIAMSON, Winamac; a son, John [WILLIAMSON], Winamac; a brother, Robert [WILLIAMSON], Logansport; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

 

Evelyn Moran

                Services for Evelyn MORAN, 73, Monterey, who died in an auto accident Thursday on Indiana 17 near Delong, will be 8 p.m. today at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. Lloyd SIMPSON officiating.

                Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Cemetery, Chicago.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

                Born May 7, 1915 in Jackson, Miss., to Brack and Allean GILMORE CARTER, she lived in Monterey for 25 years.  On Oct. 20, 1948 in Chicago, she married Claude MORAN.  He died April 21, 1956.  She was a former employee of Pulaski Memorial Hospital, McGill Manufacturing, and the Culver Inn.

                Surviving are three daughters, Marcia L. PANNELL, Rochester; Pamela POWERS, New Orleans, La.; Claudette G. STEVENS, Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Andrew S. PREER, Chicago; and Monroe MORAN, Monterey; four grandchildren, and an aunt, Ollie GRAVES, Chicago.  A grandchild, a brother and a sister preceded in death.

 

Henry L. Ivey

                Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, for Henry L. IVEY, 81, formerly of Rt. 4, Rochester, who died at 10:35 p.m. Sunday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.


Tuesday, March 14, 1989

 

Henry L. Ivey

                Services for former Aubbeenaubbee Township resident Henry L. IVEY, who died Monday morning at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver.

                The Rev. Michael HAYDEN, Leiters Ford United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral Home.

                Mr. Ivey was born Sept. 5, 1907 at Phoenix City, Ala., to Daniel and Lottie JOHNSON IVEY.  He was a retired driver for the Chicago Transit Authority and lived in Aubbeenaubbee Township since 1978, coming from Chicago.  On Dec. 15, 1926 in Chicago, he married Rose A. CULLER, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughrter, Mrs. Rainer (Evelyn) ZAWADZKI, Teaneck, N.J.; two sons, Harold [IVEY], Chicago, Henry [IVEY] Jr., Rochester; five grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

 

Della L. Cook

                Della L. COOK, 91, Four Seasons Mobile Home Estates, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru, where she had been a patient one month.

                She was born Aug. 27, 1897 in Richland Township, to Floyd and Emma OVERMYER BABCOCK.  She lived most of her life in Richland Township.  On Aug. 27, 1913 in Rochester, she married Daniel L. “Dan” COOK.  He died March 6, 1983.  She was a member of the Jordon Baptist Church, Argos.

                Surviving are a daughter, Edith HANEY, White Piegon, Mich.; three sons, Elmer C. [COOK], Warsaw; Eldrith W. [COOK], Rochester; Kenneth H. [COOK], Kewanna; seventeen grandchildren; forty-eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchidren.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel KINNENAN in 1984.

                Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Revs. Arley C. MITCHUM, and John ANDREWS officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday.

 

Wednesday, March 15, 1989

 

Cretie J. Emery

                Services for Cretie J. EMERY, who died at 1:05 a.m. Monday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, will be 10  a.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Edward OWENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton United Methodist Church.


Byron H. Gordon

                Byron H. GORDON, Rt. 5, Box 517, Rochester, died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital emergency room.

                He was born Jan. 30, 1919 at Rochester, to John and Maudie HAMLETT GORDON.  He was a lifetime area resident, a farmer, and a member of the Mentone First Baptist Church.  In February 1939 he married Helen M. SHOEMAKER.  She died Oct. 2, 1988.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Janet) BLAIR, a son, Dale GORDON, both of Rochester, and four grandchildren.

                Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Junior BOSE officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Louis Fornero

                Louis FORNERO, 92, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 2:58 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                He was born Aug. 19, 1896 in San Carlo, Italy, to Joseph and Anna FORNERO.  On April 23, 1928 in Ohio, he married Doris Marie BROWER, who survives.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Evelyn J. KESSLER, Ellsworth, Ill.; Deanna M. MILLER, Peru; four grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret VALLINO, Maryville, Ill., and Ann GERARDO, Hopkins, Minn.  Two brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David CORRELL officiting.  Burial will be in Skinner Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, March 16, 1989

 

Leon D. Babcock

                Services were to be at 1 p.m. today for Leon D. BABCOCK, 81, of 942 S. 21st St., South Bend, a former Rochester resident.  He died at 1:10 p.m. Monday in his home.

                A 1926 graduate of Rochester High School, Mr. Babcock moved from Rochester to South Bend in 1929 and retired in 1972 after 46 years with Armour & Co.  His first marriage was to Martha YIKE, who died in 1976.  His second was to Roxie REED, who survives.

                Also surviving are a son, Dave [BABCOCK], Plymouth; three step-daughters, Allene BURTON, Stanford, Ky.; Janis HOFFNER, Granger, and Sandra SCHAILLIOL, Wakarusa; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth SEE, Stuart, Fla.  A daughter, Joan E. BONCZYSKI, and a son, John F. [BABCOCK], preceded in death.

                The Hollis-Orvis-Palmer Funeral Home, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., was in charge of arrangements.


Grace C. Cozad

                Grace C. COZAD, 79. of 803 E. Second Street Extended, North Manchester, died at       6 p.m. Saturday at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Fla.

                She was born Nov. 22, 1909 in Wabash County, to Esta S. and Sarah C. LONG FRANTZ.  She was retired from the Manchester College Food Service Department, and was a member of the North Manchester Missionary Church.  On June 22, 1929, she married Otto McNABNEY, who died July 24, 1971.  On Sept. 12, 1979 she married Raymond COZAD, who survives.

                Surviving with the husband are five sons, Theodore McNABNEY, Argentina, S.A.; John McNABNEY, Englewood, Fla.’ Donald McNABNEY, Urbana; Daniel McNABNEY, Bradenton, Fla., and Kenneth McNABNEY, Houston, Texas; a step-son, Charles Larry COZAD, Ohio City, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. John (Sarah) SHONER, Hazlehurst, Ga.; Mrs. Donald (Ellen) HISEY, Kissimmee, Fla., and Mrs. Donald (Rebecca) LONG, Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Orville (Roxie) DAWALD, Hernando, Fla.; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, with the Revs. Robert SKINNER and Leonard CUSTER officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hills Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Friday, March 17, 1989

 

Kenneth B. Long

                Kenneth B. LONG, 88, of 202 E. Water St., Akron, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for a month.

                He was born July 7, 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pa., to George A. and Bessie TAYLOR LONG.  He lived in Akron for 10 years.  His first marriage was to Marianne KLAUR.  She died in 1976.  On Nov. 11, 1978 in the Gilead Methodist Church, he married Marie CRUM, who survives.  He was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad, and was a member of the Akron Brethren Church.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Phyllis GUIDEN, Orando, Fla., and a grandson, Steve GUIDEN, St. Cloud, Fla.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Ingrid ROGERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call from           4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 1 p.m. Sunday.

 

Saturday, March 18, 1989

 

Donald Stahl

                Donald STAHL, 83, Santa Barbara, Calif., died March 15 at a hospital there following a short illness.

                He was born April 24, 1906 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles STAHL, formerly of Rochester.  He was a Rochester High School graduate, and an accomplished violinist.  He was retired from General Insurance Company, Seattle, Wash., and also had been employed by the Utah and Idaho Sugar Company and as manager at Woolworth Stores.  He was a member of the Christian Science Church and the Masonic Lodge, Yakima, Wash.  He married Esther MILLER at Yakima; she survives.

                Services will be in Yakima at 10 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will e in the Miller family plot in Yakima.


Marguerite R. Ewen

                Marguerite Ragland EWEN, 80, Rt. 6, Rochester, died at 2 a.m. today at her home.  She had been in failing health for about 15 years.

                She was born Nov. 9, 1908 in Miami County to Archie and Lou GORE MOORE and had lived in the Rochester area for over 50 years, moving from Kewanna.  She was married Dec. 31, 1939 in Kewanna to Howard Milton EWEN, who survives.  She was a member of the Rocheter First Baptist Church, Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary, Manitou Garden Club, Rochester Eastern Star and Reiter Community Club, and was a former adult leader of the Reiter Community 4-H Club.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Jim Bob EWEN, Rt. 1, Rochester; a grandson, James Garrett EWEN; two sisters, Mrs. Odin (Lucille) FEIDNER, Mexico, and Gladys MOORE, Winchester, Ky., and nieces and nephews.  A sister Alline MILLS, preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, and after 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

 

Monday, March 20, 1989

 

Rex E. Rader

                Rex Eugene RADER, 83, of 2528 E. 25th Place, Tulsa, Okla., formerly of the Akron area, died at 10:05 a.m.Saturday at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, following a five-week illness.

                He was born Nov. 13, 1905 near Disko to Charles E. and Tressie RAGER RADER.  He had lived in Tulsa area for over 40 years, moving there from Fort Worth, Texas.  He also had lived in Hobbs, N.M.  He was married to Eleanor MOORE, who survives.  He was a retired petroleum engineer for Standard Oil and Gas of Indiana.  He was a member of the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in Tulsa, a 1924 graduate of Akron High School, a 1930 graduate of Indiana University where he received a bachelor of science degree in geology, and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Jane Elizabeth ELLIOTT, Bronxville, N.Y., a son, John Langdon [RADER], San Rafael, Calif.; eight grandchildren; a brother, Ralph [RADER], Akron, and a nephew, Richard RADER, Akron.  A brother, Eugene [RADER], died in 1965.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Merlyn COX officiating.

                Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and               7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Jessie M. Fisher

                Jessie Marilyn FISHER, 66, Denver, died at 9:19 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Hospital, Peru.

                She was born Oct. 16, 1922 in Macy to Ray and Rose Viola WAGONER O’DAFFER.  On April 23, 1942 at Macy, she married Arnie Wilson FISHER, who survives.  She was a member of the Denver Brethren Church.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughrters, Sharon SCHRADER, Peru, and Martha CONNELL, Ft. Wayne; a son, Paul FISHER, Denver, and four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Ellen FISHER, and a brother, Devane O’DAFFER.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. George C. BROWN officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.


Ruby Burkholder

                Ruby BURKHOLDER, 89, American Health Care Center, Elkhart, formerly of Akron, died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday at Elkhart General Hospital.

                She was born Jan. 26, 1900 in Akron to Everett and Cora LINEBAUGH MILLER.  On March 2, 1920 in Akron, she married Donald BURKHOLDER, who died in 1943.  She was a former employee of the Wagner and Hall Grocery Store, Elkhart.

                Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Grace) RADER, Akron; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a nephew, Richard RADER, Akron, and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by twin sons, Dean and Gene [BURKHOLDER].

                Services were to be at 1 p.m. today at the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, with burial in Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron was in charge of local arrangements.

 

Herman E. McColley

                Herman E. McCOLLEY, 72, Kewanna, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at his winter residence in Groverland, Fla.

                He was born May 26, 1916 in Wabash County to Emerson and Marjorie WHEATLEY McCOLLEY.  On Nov. 29, 1941 at Leesburg, he married Mildred TOMLINSON, who survives.  He was a retired Mobile Oil distributor, a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church and the Kewanna American Legion, and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Ron [McCOLLEY], Frankfort, and Steve [McCOLLEY], New Palestine; a sister, Ruth McNEAR, Plymouth, and two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter.

                Rites are pending at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.

 

Minnie L. Alexander

                Minnie L. ALEXANDER, 81, Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver, died there at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

                She was born April 15, 1907 at Jonestown, Miss., to James and Estella WINFIELD MATTHEW.  She was a retired machine operator for the Pullman Coach Company, Chicago, and a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor since 1988, moving from Chicago.  She was a member of the First House of Prayer, Chicago.  In 1941 at Seattle, Wash., she married Matthew ALEXANDER, who died in 1972.

                Surviving are a sister, Euzella JONES, Rochester; a brother, Winfield THOMAS, Chicago; a nephew whom she reared, LaRue THOMAS, Rochester, and other nephews, nieces and cousins.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Michael HAYDEN officiating.  Burial will be in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday.


Sherl W. Southerton

                Sherl William SOUTHERTON, 67, of 810 N. Morrison, Kokomo, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

                He was born Oct. 1, 1921 in Macy to Charlie and Essie Pearl WILLIAMS SOUTHERTON.  He was retired as vice president and plant superintendent of production for Automotive Parts Manufacturers, Kokomo.  He was a member of Five Corners Christian Church near Macy, and the Howard County Association for Retarded Citizens.  On Jan. 28, 1967 he married Judith K. CRAGER, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Terry Lee [SOUTHERTON], Greentown; four daughters, Nancy BROWN, Macy, and Debora BERGMAN, Belinda PUCKETT and Yvonne G. SOUTHERTON, all of Kokomo; two brothers, Garland [SOUTHERTON], Rochester, and Chester [SOUTHERTON], Warsaw; fourteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and a grandchild preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hoffman-Murray Funeral Home, Kokomo, with the Rev. Paul WOHLFORD officiating.  Burial will be in the Five Corners Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Jonathon James Elliott

                Infant Jonathon James ELLIOTT died at 12:01 a.m. Sunday at Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born March 6, 1989 in Fort Wayne, to Larry and Charlene HAAB ELLIOTT,  105 1/2 Administration Blvd., Winona Lake.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Heather [ELLIOTT], and a brother, Christopher [ELLIOTT], both at home; the paternal grandmother, Carolyn ELLIOTT, Rochester; the paternal step-grandfather, Granville WEBB, Rochester; a great-grandmother, Violet HAM, Plymouth; the maternal grandmother, Carma SCHROCK, Etna Green; the maternal great-grandfather, Earl BRYER, Etna Green a grandfather, Doral “Zeke” HAAB, Westville, and a step-grandfather, Terry SCHROCK, Milford.

                There will be a prayer service at Thompson and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, at    1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Fred BISHOP officiating.  Burial will be in the Stony Point Cemetery, near Nappanee.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, March 21, 1989

 

Herman E. McColley

                Services for Herman E. McCOLLEY, 72, Kewanna, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Bryan TON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F.-Citizens Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday.

                Mr. McColley died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at his winter residence in Groverland, Fla.


Oran E. Leedy

                Oran E. LEEDY, 88, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where he had been a patient five weeks.  He had been in failing health for three months.

                He was born March 8, 1901 in Richland Township to Charles and Nora MECHLING LEEDY.  He lived all his life in the Richland Center and Tiosa areas.

                On May 24, 1924 in Rochester, he married Geneva Mae BALDWIN, who died Dec. 22, 1984.  He was a retired farmer and also was retired from Studebaker Corporation, South Bend.  He was a member of the Tiosa Brethren Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Irene) GARBER, South Bend a son, Eldon LEEDY, Warsaw; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. An infant sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald PETERS officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.

 

Encil R. Wissinger

                Encil R. WISSINGER, 79, Logansport, died 6:35 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital, Logansport. He was born Feb. 16, 1910 in St. Paul, Minn., to Charles and Laura ROSS WISSINGER.  On Oct. 7, 1944 in Rhode Island, he married Martha L. BEAVER, who survives.  He was former Owner of the Wissinger Body Shop, Logansport, retiring in 1961.  He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the Logansport Market Street United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Ronda BAUER, Fort Wayne; a sister, Maxine HUDDLESTON, Peru, and two grandchildren.  Three brothers and a sister preceded in death.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. Dan MATTO officiating.  Burial will be in the Deer Creek Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday.

 

Wednesday, March 22, 1989

 

Grace M. Brown

                Grace Margaret BROWN, 87, of 1310 Rochester Blvd., died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at her home.  She was born March 27, 1901 to George and Cordeilus WILSON GARNER.  She lived most of her life in the Rochester community.  On Dec. 24, 1919 at Kokomo, she married Robert Avert BROWN, who died in 1946.  She was a former employee of Rochester Metal Products, where she was an inspector of the grinder until her retirement in 1963.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) BIXLER, Athens, and Mrs. C. Allen (Grace Marie) MILLER, Rochester; five sons, George R. [BROWN], South Bend; Joseph H. and Roy M. [BROWN], both of Kokomo; Kenneth Eugene [BROWN], Rochester, and John R. BROWN, Russell, Ky. fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, George and Thomas GARNER, both of Kokomo, and nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death were two sons, Thomas L. and Ira C. [BROWN] a granddaughter, Mariel McPIKE, and a sister, Leona DILLON.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Paul CECRLE officiating.  Burial will be in Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.


Homer G. Williams

                Homer Gene WILLIAMS, 60, Rt. 1, Bunker Hill, died 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                He was born June 18, 1928 at Royal Center to Wilbur and Mildred KISTLER WILLIAMS.  On June 18, 1948 in Fulton County, he married Phyllis CALDWELL, who survives.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1967 after 21 years of service, then was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Kokomo until retiring in 1984.  He was a member of the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.

                Surviving with the wife are the mother, Mildred [WILLIAMS], Winamac; two sons, Terry [WILLIAMS], Kokomo, and Robert [WILLIAMS], Indianapolis; a daughter, Karen Anne WILLIAMS, at home; two brothers, Glenn [WILLIAMS], Fulton, and Keith [WILLIAMS], Monon; two sisters, Belva SKINNER, Winamac, and Bertha ANTICO, Connersville, and two grandchildren.  A son preceded in death.

                Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, with the Rev. Harvey KING officiating.  Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill.  Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 23, 1989

 

Arthur W. Batchelor

                Arthur W. BATCHELOR, 86, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his home.

                He was born July 2, 1902 at Martin, Tenn., to Tom and Anna COX BATCHELOR.  On July 20, 1942 at St. Louis, Mo., he married Annie May McCORMICK, who survives.  He was a retired machinist for Interlake Steel Corp., Chicago, Ill., and a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Arthur B. [BATCHELOR], Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Four sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kewanna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bryan TON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F.-Citizens Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, and after 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

 

Terzah C. DeTurk

                Terzah Clestia DeTURK, 92, formerly of Rt. 1, Akron, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, Rochester, where she had been residing since August 1987.

                She was born April 17, 1896 in Noble County to Henry W. and Clara SHADE ALSHOUSE.  She resided in the Akron area for over 49 years, moving from Cromwell.  On May 29, 1916 in Allison, she married Walter M. DeTURK, who died in 1969.  She helped in the operation of the family farm.

                Surviving are a daughter, Hazel BAILEY, Wabash; six sons, Clarence [DeTURK], Winona Lake; Richard [DeTURK], Manchester; Herman [DeTURK], Akron; Guy [DeTURK], Rochester; Ralph [DeTURK], Wabash, and Lewis [DeTURK], Peru; seventeen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Three sisters and four brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Maurice KESSLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.


Herman Pickens

                Herman PICKENS, 76, Logansport, died at 7 a.m. today at his home.

                He was born April 12, 1912 in Kewanna to Frenk E. and Blanche Mae MORRIS PICKENS.  In 1936 at South Bend,he married Martha BIGGS, who died March 14, 1980. He retired in 1974 from Logan Machine Co. after 34 years, and was also a retired farmer.  He was a member of the William Pace Lodge, Logan; Logansport VFW; Battle Ground Historical Corporation; Fulton County Historical Society and the Tippecanoe Historical Association.  He also was a member of the Rochester American Legion, the Logansport Eagles Lodge, and Logansport Trade and Labor Assembly Home Association.

                Surviving are three children, Kennie L. [PICKENS], Logansport, and twins Carol A. SAMPLE, Kokomo, and Carl W. [PICKENS], Benton Ridge, Ohio; three sisters, Edna ANNIS, Logansport; Helen SMITH, Rochester, and Esther [BOOKS], Rochester; six brothers, Clyde [PICKENS], Logansport; Frank [PICKENS] Jr., Kokomo, and Ralph, Raymond, Robert and Clifford [PICKENS], all of Lucerne; nine grandchildren, and a great-grandson.  Two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, with the Rev. Maurice MILLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Miami Baptist Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday.  An Eagles service will be at   7 p.m. and a William Pacca Lodge service at 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday, March 24, 1989 to Saturday, March 25, 1989

 

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Monday, March 27, 1989

 

Helene C. Jarrett

                Helene Christine JARRETT, 67, Mexico, died at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dukes Memorial Hospital Continuing Care Center in Peru.

                She was born Dec. 18, 1921 at Phoenix, Ill., to Roy and Catherine PALACZ GIELERAK.  On Aug. 25, 1945, at Pasco, Wash., she married George Russell JARRETT, who survives.  She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, David JARRETT, Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters, Annette LINER, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Cheryl HEIN, Lansing, Ill.; six grandchildren; a brother, Stanley GIELERAK, Rockville; three sisters, Victoria RING, Charleston, S.C.; Stella HUGHES, Lynwood, Ill., and Mary MOSELE, Chicago, Ill.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Sophie and Lillian [GIELERAK], and two brothers, Chester and Raymond [GIELERAK].

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Catholic Church, Peru, with the Rev. Martin SANDHAGE officiating.  Burial will be in the Converse I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Cancer Society.


Charles E. Moulton

                Charles Edward MOULTON, 58, Los Alamos, N.M., died at 9 a.m. Friday at his home.

                He was born Oct. 30, 1930 at Denver to Lawrence and Marjorie WASHBURN MOULTON.  On Oct. 17, 1948, he married Harriet STENBERG, who survives.  He was a civil engineer at Los Alamos Nartional laboratory, and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, Michael E.[MOULTON], Bonners Ferry, Idaho; Craig W. [MOULTON], Lakewood, Colo., and Robert C. [MOULTON], Bellingham, Wash.; two daughters, Marjorie A. TAKACH, Albuquerque, N.M., and Ellen M. TERPSMA, Bellingham, Wash.; ten grandchildren; four brothers, John E. [MOULTON], Deedsville; James F. [MOULTON], Mexico; Joseph [MOULTON], Fort Wayne, and Jean [MOULTON], Denver, and the mother-in-law, Helen STENBERG, Deedsville.

                Memorial services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, Los Alamos, with the Rev. Gene RICHARDSON officiating.  Private interment was to follow.  There also was to be a memorial service at 3 p.m. today at the First Missionary Church, Peru, with the Rev. Gerald KREH officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Red Cross Transportation Fund or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 1989

 

Mable L. Godfroy

                Mable L. GODFROY, 77, Denver, died at 4:14 p.m. Monday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born Sept. 20, 1911 in Miami County to John Wesley and Flora Edith HATCH STUBER.  On June 26, 1935 in Miami County she married Floyd Victor GODFROY, who died Aug. 12, 1981.   She was a member of the Denver Baptist Church and the Women’s Missionary Society.

                Surviving are a son, Larry GODFROY, Peru; a daughter, Beverly CLEMONS, Denver; three grandsons; a great-granddaughter, and a sister, Lillian DAVIS, Dearborn, Mich.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, six sisters and five brothers.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Jeff SEXTON officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Dustin L. Springer

                Dustin Lloyd SPRINGER, 2, Rt. 1, Claypool (Caldwell Lake), died at 6:41 p.m. Monday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.  He had been in failing health since birth.

                He was born March 3, 1987 in Warsaw to Patrick and Mary HAYES SPRINGER.  Surviving with the parents are a brother, Christopher [SPRINGER], at home the maternal grandparents, William and Barbara HAYES, Claypool; the paternal grandparents, Edward and Patricia SPRINGER, Claypool; the maternal great-grandparents, Homer and Esther MONROE, Chesterton, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Cliff WILKINS Sr. officiating.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and after      9 a.m. Thursday.


William Hartzler

                William HARTZLER, 72, Fulton, died unexpectedly at 11 a.m. today at Sebring, Fla.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.

 

Wednesday, March 29, 1989

 

William G. Hartzler

                Services for William G. HARTZLER, 72, Fulton, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.  Masonic Services will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

                Mr. Hartzler died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday in Highlands Regional Hospital, Sebring, Fla.

                He was born June 15, 1916 at Gilead to Floyd L. and Lulu YARIAN HARTZLER.  He moved to Fulton 50 years ago from Roann.  On Dec. 17, 1938 at Sharon, he married Maxine CASPER, who survives.  He was a retired employee of Indiana Department of Highways, and a member of the Fulton United Methodist Church, Fulton Masonic Lodge, the York Rite of Logansport, the South Bend Scottish Rite, was a 32nd degree Mason and a life member of the Indiana State Employees Association.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Norman (Shelby Jo) BOWERS, Oconoto Falls, Wis., and Mrs. Losann LOWE, Logansport; a son, William S. [HARTZLER], Twelve Mile; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Donna) HIVLEY, Pierceton; eight half-sisters, Mrs. Helen LANDIS, Warsaw; Mrs. Betty EBINGHOUSE, North Manchester; Mrs. Marjorie HEINLIN, Lukens Lake; Mrs. Mary BOOHER, Mrs. Stella BUTT, Erma HARTZLER and Mrs. Peggy BASS, all of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Bev ELROD, Florida, and a half-brother, John HARTZLER, Fruitport, Mich.  A daughter, Sharon K. HARTZLER, died in 1940.

                Memorials may be made to the Fulton United Methodist Church.

 

Fern M. Bowen

                Fern Mae BOWEN, 89, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 4:49 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for six days.

                She was born Nov. 13, 1899 in Fulton County to Seymour and Leona SHEETZ BOWEN.  She lived all of her life in the Akron area.  She was a member of the Omega Church, the Omege Club and the Akron WCTU.

                Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. Lovie MATHIAS, Akron, Juanita TEGHTMEYER and Kathleen RACER, both of Rochester, and Beulah CONNER, Macy, and four nephews, Delford BOWEN, Rochester; Robert SHOEMAKER, Decatur, and Jack and Jerry SHOEMAKER, Akron.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and a niece.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Thomas TUPPS officiating.  Burial will be in the Omega Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, March 30, 1989

 

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Friday, March 31, 1989

 

Lena A. Sims

                Lena Ann SIMS, 34, of 15147 State Rd. 17, Culver, died at 6 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.

                She was born Jan. 1, 1955 at Kokomo to Kenneth and Carolyn WALKER DUNCAN.  She has lived in the Culver and Burr Oak areas since 1974, moving from Rochester.  On March 23, 1972 at Rochester, she married Leon J. SIMS, who survives.  She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church at Culver, the Marshall County American Diabetes Association, the Culver Parent-Teacher organization and the Marshall County Humane Society.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Melissa M. SIMS, and a son, Brock Edward Lee SIMS, both at home; her parents, Kenneth and Carolyn DUNCAN, Rochester; a sister, Jacqueline AGNEW, Rochester; a brother, Mark DUNCAN, Washington, D.C., and a great-grandmother, Annebelle GRAHAM, Galveston.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Fred PFLUGH officiating.  Burial will be in the Burr Oak Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

 

Saturday, April 1, 1989

 

William E. Wilhoit

                William E. WILHOIT, 64, Lafayette, a former Fulton County resident, died at 3:05 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., following open-heart surgery on Monday.

                He was born Aug. 13, 1924 at Akron to Joseph and L. Grace McGEE WILHOIT.  He moved to Lafayette in 1949 from Peru.  On June 7, 1969 at Lafayette, he married Mary Jane SIETSMA, who survives.  He joined Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, became a partner in 1955, and was president in 1966 until retirement in July 1986.  He was also president of Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum from 1965 until 1987, and was vice president until his death.  He was a U.S. Army paratrooper in World War II and parachuted into France.  He was wounded in Germany in 1945.  He attended Indiana University, graduated from the Indiana School of Mortuary Science in 1947, was a member of the Indiana National Funeral Directors Associations, was a former president of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association Fourth District, formerly served on the Lafayette Police Department Merit Board, was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and a member and former deacon of the Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jeffery L. [WILHOIT], Lafayette, and Bruce J. [WILHOIT], West Lafayette.  A sister, Margaret WILHOIT KLINE, preceded in death.

                Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel.  Entombment will be in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Mausoleum.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Lafayette Home Hospital or St. Elizabeth Hospital Cardiac Care Units.
Louise A. Trigg

                Louise A. TRIGG, 87, Rt. 2, Knox, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday at Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox.

                She was born Jan. 7, 1902 in Ober to Christian and Margarette ROMETCH BORCHARDT.  On Oct 25, 1925 at Knox, she married William TRIGG, who died June 13, 1986.  She was a member of the Eagle Creek Church, Knox.

                Surviving are two sons, Robert [TRIGG], Knox, and James [TRIGG], Macy; a daughter, RoseAnn EICHELBERG, Knox; eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchidren.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Price-Clark Funeral Home, Knox, with the Rev. Joseph RODGERS officiating.  Burial will be in Eagle Creek Cemetery, Knox.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.  Mrmorials may be made to the Starke Memorial Hospital CARE Fund or the Eagle Creek Church.

 

Monday, April 3, 1989

 

Larissa Kaye Givens

                Larissa Kaye GIVENS, 11, Akron, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at her residence of diabetic complications.

                She was born Nov. 5, 1977 in Rocheter to Larry and Charlotte NICODEMUS GIVENS.  She was a fifth grade student at Akron Elementary School, a member of the LAMP gifted and talented program, and the Akron Church of God.

                Surviving with the parents are a sister, Charlene R. GIVENS, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter NICODEMUS, Akron; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Irene ASHFORD, Wabash; the paternal grandfather, James Robert GIVENS, Anderson, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James MALBONE officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Akron School Library for Indiana books.

 

Marina L. Fontanive

                Marina L. FONTANIVE, 85, of 312 W. Ninth St., died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home.

                She was born Aug. 11, 1903 in Falcade, Italy to Frank and Maria VALT PICCOLIN.  A United States resident 68 years, she moved to Rochesrter in 1946 from Chicago.  On Oct. 18, 1924 in Chicago, she married Anthony F. FONTANIVE, who died March 10, 1978.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Grace M.) FIGLIO, Rochester; a granddaughter, Mrs. Paul Don (Peggy) WAGONER, Alexandria, Va.; four grandsons, John A., Richard A., Mark C. and Timothy D. FIGLIO, all of Rochester, and five great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Mrs. Alma LICHTENWALTER WHITE, died July 5, 1978.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank KILCLINE officiating.  Burial wil be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.  The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to charity.


Lloyd W. Benedict

                Lloyd W. BENEDICT, 73, Denver, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                He was born April 16, 1915 at Twelve Mile to I.L. and Myrtle McHENRY BENEDICT.  On March 25, 1936 at Peru, he married Helen WALTERS, who survives.  He was a retired Civil Service heavy equipment operator at Grissom Air Force Base, a World War II and Korean War veteran, and a member of the Denver First Church of the Brethren where he was a trustee for several years; the National Rifle Association and the Peru American Legion.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, DeWayne C. [BENEDICT], Kokomo; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald [BENEDICT], Marion, and a sister, Isabell FISHER, Pery.  He was preceded in death by a son, Fred Lee [BENEDICT], and a sister, Goldie LOSHER.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Miami County Cancer Transportation Fund.

 

Sonja Baker

                Sonja BAKER, 57, of 214 Grant St., Royal Center, died at 11:58 p.m. Sunday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

                She was born June 9, 1931 at Reykjavik, Iceland to Alfred THORDSSON and Theadora EYJOLFFDOTTIR.  On Dec. 24, 1951 at Reykjavik, she married Allen L. BAKER, who survives.  She was a member of the Reykjavik Lutheran Church and a graduate of Icelandic University School of Music.  She was a piano teacher and also worked at Dexter Pharmacy, Logansport, in home health care.

                Surviving with the husband are three sons, Ricky, Robert L. and Allen L. [BAKER], all of Royal Center; three daughters, Sonja K. LINDZY, Muncie, and Ruth M. and Linda M. BAKER, Royal Center; two brothers, Vidar ALFREDSSON, Reykiahlid, Iceland, and Alfred ALFREDSSON, Reykjavik; two sisters, Vilhelmina and Theadore ALFREDSSON, both of Reykjavik, and two step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Metger Funeral Home, Royal Center, with the Rev. John DREXLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.


Tuesday, April 4, 1989

 

D. L. Newell

                D.L. “Tony” NEWELL, 56, of 5430 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, a former Rochester resident and high school basketball coach, died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for two weeks.

                He was born Dec. 25, 1932 in Rochester to Harry U. and Ruth CARR NEWELL.  He moved to Indianapolis eight years ago from Rochester.  In July 1988 at Rochester he married Susan WILLIAMS SMITH, who survives.  He was a graduate of Rochester High School, Manchester College and St. Francis College, Ft. Wayne.

                From 1954 to 1977, Mr. Newell was boys basketball coach and teacher at the following schools:  Jefferson Center at Columbia City; Rochester; Triton, which won the sectional and regional and went to the semi-state finals in 1965 when he was head coach; Belmont; Decatur, and North Miami.  He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge and the Indiana Coaches Association, and he was the first coach in Indiana boys high school basketball to reach 300 victories.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, Christopher M. [NEWELL], South Bend; two daughters, Rochelle L. NEWELL and Mrs. Brad (Loraine) L. NEWELL THOMPSON, both of Rochester, and their mother, Maralyn TSCHANTZ NEWELL, Rochester; two step-daughters, Kimberly and Alison SMITH, both of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. William (Diane) PAYNE, Munster, and Mrs. Robert (Rebecca) CURTIS, Rochester.

                Friends may call at the Conkle Funeral Home, 4925 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, from 5:30 p.m. until services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Calling at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, will be from 11:30 a.m. until services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with Masonic rites.

 

Wednesday, April 5, 1989 to Thursday, April 6, 1989

 

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Friday, April 7, 1989

 

LaRue Helton

                LaRue “Larry” HELTON, 81, of Rt. 4, Rochester, died early Thursday morning at his home.  Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


Estel Moore

                Estel MOORE, 83, of 910 Jackson Blvd., died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for one day.

                He was born July 28, 1905 at Akron to Naaman D. and Mary E. KELLER MOORE.  He lived most of his life in the Akron and Rochester communities.  On Dec. 14, 1964 in Rochester he married Margie J. FERRELL SPARKS, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and also was retired from Gatke Corp., Warsaw.

                Surviving with the wife are six daughters, Mrs. Cleo PRESKEWITZ, Mrs. Walter (Ruby) SCHROLL and Mrs. James (Gaynell) FRY, all of Peru; Mrs. Carl (Ruth) LOWE and Mrs. Charles (Carol) POCOCK, both of Rochester, and Mrs. Charles (Darlene) DRUDGE, Akron; two sons, Jack SPARKS, Fort Smith, Ark., and Dana SPARKS, Marion; twenty grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a son, Earl SPARKS, in 1987 and a sister, Mrs Mabel HARTMAN, in 1984.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Russell WILBUR officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 .m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday.

 

Saturday, April 8, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Monday. April 10, 1989

 

LaRue O. Helton

                Foster & Good is in charge of local arrangements for LaRue O. “Larry” HELTON, 81, Rt. 4, Rochester, who died early Thursday morning at his residence.  Burial will be in Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.

                Mr. Helton was born Aug. 8, 1907 in Mobile to James F. and Carlie MORRIS HELTON.  He moved to this area in 1980 from Riverdale and Villa Park, Ill.  On Nov. 1, 1930 in Cedar Lake he married Betty Irene MORGAN, who died in 1970.  He had been a lathe operator and was retired from the Local 74 Chicago District Council of Carpenters.

                Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Rozilla LOCKE, Navarre, Fla., and Mrs. Marie H. DELLACER, Mobile, and several nieces.  He was preceded in death by two brothers.

 

Bessie Mallory

                Bessie MALLORY, 91, former Macy resident who resided at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home for a year, died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday at the nursing home.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.


William A. Hoffman

                William A. HOFFMAN, 57, of 325 Brawley St., Huntington, died at 12:35 a.m. Saturday at the Huntington Memorial Hospital.

                He was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Fulton County to Claude W. and Opal BURNS HOFFMAN.  He was a watchman for the area railroad.  On April 6, 1958 in Fulton he married Charlotte CARITHERS, who survives.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Mark and William [HOFFMAN], Huntington; three daughters, Charlotte, Claudia, and Christy HOFFMAN, all of Huntington; three grandchildren; three brothers, and four sisters.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Deal and Robbins Funeral Home, Huntington.  Burial wil be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion, with military services.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to the Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

 

Belva T. Miller

                Belva T. MILLER, 97, of 626 1/2 Main St., died at 12:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born Jan. 16, 1892 at Macy to Robert L. ad Maggie FARRER MILLER.  She spent most of her life in Rochester, coming from Macy.  She served 45 years as a teller and assistant cashier at the First National Bank, Rochester.  She was a member of the Rochester First Christian Church and the Evergreen Rebekah Lodge.

                Surviving are six cousins, Mrs. John NELSON, Allendale, N.J.; Helen JORDAN, Fort Wayne; Mrs. William MILLER, Akron; Mrs. Joanna FOX, Franklin; Mrs. Miriam DRAGOMIER, Naples, Fla., and Mrs. Marilyn LONG, Indianapolis.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Farrel Marie MILLER.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. William RODEFER officiating.  Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Macy.  Friends may call one hour before services.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.

 

Tuesday, April 11, 1989

 

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Wednesday, April 12, 1989

 

Walter H. Frettinger

                Walter Harold FRETTINGER, 64, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 1:45 a.m. today at his home.

                He was born Feb. 23, 1925 in Rensselaer to John and Della GOODWIN FRETTINGER.  He lived most of his life in this community, moving from Pulaski County.  On April 24, 1960 in Greenwood, he married Judith A. MITCHELL, who survives.  He was a farmer and a member of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene.  He served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are three sisters, Mildred FRETTINGER, Rocester; Mrs. Virgil (Hazel) DARKWOOD, Bolingbrook, Ill., and Mrs. Richard (Gladys) AMBROSE, Wheeling, Ill.; three brothers, Roy and David [FRETTINGER], both of Rochester, and Ralph [FRETTINGER], Wanatah.  He was preceded by his parents and two brothers, Frank [FRETTINGER], in 1987, and William [FRETTINGER], in 1988.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rochester Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. James FARBER officiating.  Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery, west of Rochester.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct graveside services.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, and at the church for an hour before services.

 

Thursday, April 13, 1989

 

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Friday, April 14, 1989

 

Mellanie A. Fish

                Mellanie A. FISH, 46, of 1402 Spear St., died at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.  She had been ill for 10 months.

                She was born May 31, 1942 in New London, Ohio to Dan and Guarda HEITSCHE WHITE.  She moved here 27 years ago from New London.  She was a graduate of New London High School and the Ivy Tech School of Nursing at South Bend, and was a member of Grace Unied Methodist Church.  She was a licensed practical nurse at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Surviving are three sons, Churck and Todd POCOCK, Rochester, and Jeff POCOCK, San Diego, Calif.; her mother, Guarda WHITE, and a sister, Mrs. James (Sondra) COVER, both of San Diego; a brother, Dan WHITE, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father and an infant daughter, Amy Beth POCOCK.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. William LAWSON Sr. officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call for an hour before services on Monday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Fulton County Cancer Fund.


Saturday, April 15, 1989

 

Treva L. Beehler

                Treva Louise BEEHLER, 81, Oakwood Apartments, Rochester, died unexpectedly at 2:18 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admission.

                She was born Sept. 3, 1907 in Rocheter to Washington and Hattie MILLER HAMLETT.  She had lived most of her life in this community.  She was married Dec. 18, 1927 in Huntington to Leo BEEHLER, who preceded in death.  She had been a nurse at the former Miller’s Nursing Home, now Canterbury Manor, and was a member of the Richland Center United Methodist Church.              Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arhur Dale (Mayzanna) PETERSON, Sacramento, Calif.; two grandsons, Dennis and Douglas PETERSON, Scaramento; a great-granddaughter, and a sister, Arphelia Ann SHEETZ, Rochester.  Preceding in death were two sisters, Arzona NOYES and Iona CHESNEY, and a brother, Kline HAMLETT.

                Services are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Robert E. Osborn

                Robert E. OSBORN, 78, Ithaca, N.Y., formerly of Akron, died at 9:18 a.m. Friday in Ithaca.  Arrangements are pending at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Monday, April 17, 1989

 

Robert E. Osborn

                Graveside services for Robert [Elim] OSBORN, 78, of Ithaca, N.Y., formerly of Akron, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Akron Cemetery.

                Mr. Osborn died at 9:18 a.m. Friday in Tompkins Community Hospital in Ithaca.

                He was born March 18, 1911 in Lafayette to Robert J. and Mary WALDREN OSBORN.  He moved to Ithaca in 1944 from Akron.  He was professor-emeritus of electrical engineering at Cornell University.  He had been married for 50 years to Doris ARTER, who survives.

                Also surviving are a daughter, Judith DAVIS, Glenview, Ill.; a son, John D. [OSBORN], Jackson, Mich., and six grandchildren.

                Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, is in charge of local arrangements.

 

Peter Graf

                A Macy man was killed this morning in the first fatal traffic accident in Fulton County this year.

                Peter GRAF, 83, Rt. 1, Macy, died at Woodlawn Hospital after his pickup truck was hit by a semi-rig at U.S. 31 and Old U.S. 31 at 7:45 a.m.

                County police said Graf was driving north on Old U.S. 31 and pulled into the path of the tractor-trailer reig driven by William A. SCHMITT, 33, South Bend.

                The rig was going west in the northbound lane of the dual-lane highway, and hit the right side of the pickup broadside.

                The vehicle went several feet down the road before Schmitt could halt his rig.

                Police said Graf suffered head injuries, but had no details.  Woodlawn Hospital officials refused to provide information until relatives had been informed.


Treva L. Beehler

                Graveside services for Treva Louise BEEHLER, 81, Oakwood Apartments, Rochester, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate.

                There will be private visitation only.  Memorials may be made to charity.

                Mrs. Beehler died unexpectedly in Woodlawn Hospital at 2:18 a.m. Saturday.

 

Tuesday, April 18, 1989

 

Peter Graf

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton, for Peter GRAF, 83, Rt. 1, Macy, who was killed in an accident at 7:45 a.m. Monday at U.S. 31 and Old U.S. 31 south of Rochester.

 

Marie M. Kline

                Marie M. KLINE, 78, Forest Park Health Care Center, Kokomo, died at 6:21 p.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center, Kokomo.

                She was born Sept. 22, 1911 in Huntington County to Lawrence and Christina M. SCHER AMICK.  On Nov. 27, 1933 she married George O. KLINE, who died Oct. 24, 1982.  She was a retired Indiana Bell telephone operator and also worked in the company’s engineering department.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Kokomo, the Rosary Society of the church, and the Indiana Bell Pioneers.

                Surviving are three sons, the Rev. Charles L. [KLINE], of Kentland; Paul J. [KLINE], Milwaukee, Wis., and Paatrick E. [KLINE], Kokomo; a sister, Louise ALTMAN, and a brother, Edward AMICK, both of Huntington; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Two sisters, two brothers and a grandchild preceded in death.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles L. KLINE officiating.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Nix Settlement.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.   Memorials may be made to St. Joan of Arc Ladies Charity.

 

Wednesday, April 19, 1989

 

Peter Graf

                Services for Peter GRAF, 83, Rt. 1, Macy, who was killed in a traffic accident at U.S. 31 and Old U.S. 31 south of Rochester Monday morning, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Fulton.  The Rev. J.W. KREFT will officiate, and burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday.

                Mr. Graf was born Feb. 8, 1906 in Yugoslavia to George and Elizabeth GRAF.  On Dec. 14, 1929 in Chicago, he married Catherine BORNER, who died Dec. 28, 1979.  He was a retired farmer and had lived in this area since 1948, coming from Chicago.

                Surviving are two sons, Peter J. [GRAF], Chicago, and Richard A. [GRAF], Wabash; seven grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.


Eugene H. Wells

                Eugene H. WELLS, 65, of 75 W. Third St., Peru, died Tuesday at 11:50 p.m. at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born in Peru Nov. 18, 1923 to J. Oscar and Dolly HARMON WELLS Sr.  On March 9, 1947, he married Mary Helen PIPER, who survives.  He owned and operated Wells Real Estate and Insurance Company until his retirement in 1988.  He was a member of the Salvation Army and Peru Trust Co., boards of directors, and of the Peru Kiwanis Club, Phi Delta Kappa, Elks Lodge, and the Main Street United Methodist Church, and the Manitou Moose Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Christine PLUMMER, North Vernon, Wash., and Sandra KOERNER, Goshen, Ky.; a brother, James O. [WELLS] Jr., Rochester, and five grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Carl LEMNA officiating.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Circus City Festival Inc. or the Salvation Army, Peru.

 

Thursday, April 20, 1989

 

Debra A. Henley

                Debra Ann GOHN HENLEY, 31, of Marshall, formerly of Rochester, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday as a result of an automobile accident south of Crawfordsville.

                She was born Jan. 2, 1958 in Rocheter to Eldon and Virginia BUTTON GOHN.  On June 15, 1980 in Rochester, she married Philip HENLEY, who survives.  She was a 1976 Rochester High School graduate and a 1980 Purdue University graduate.  She was a student loan officer at the Parke State Bank in Marshall, and a member of the Marshall Federated Church, the Federated Women’s Fellowship and the Busy Homemakers Club.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Karen and Kimberly [HENLEY], both at home; a brother, Alan [GOHN], Rochester; her parents, of Rochester; her paternal grandparents, Marion and Mary GOHN, Rochester, and her maternal grandmother, Katheryn BUTTON, Hartford City.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Marshall Federated Church with the Rev. Don PERRY officiating.  Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, Marshall.  Friends may call from         4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rice Funeral Home, Marshall, and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

                Memorials may be made to the Federated Church of Marshall, and can be mailed to the church or to the funeral home.


Ernest D. Depoy

                Ernest D. “Bony” DEPOY, 75, Lake Cicott Shores, Rt. 6, Logansport, died at 3:30 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.

                He was born Oct. 29, 1913 in Star City to Henry A. and Etta SHELHART DEPOY.  In October 1933 he married Florence WINEGARDNER, who preceded in death.  His second marriage was to Erma ROLLER, who survives.  He was retired from the RBM factory, Logansport.

                Surviving with the wife are five daughters, Marilyn SAILORS, and Bonnie MYERS, both of Denver; Sue ROLAND, New York; Jane DEPOY, Kokomo, and Brenda HORNBACK, Walton; five sons, Bobby Joe [DEPOY], Peru; Larry and Ernest Wayne [DEPOY], Denver, and Howard and Mark [DEPOY], both of Texas; two sisters, Ruth DEWITT, Kewanna, and Mary FOLEY, Rocheser; three brothers, Donald [DEPOY], Royal Center, Ralph [DEPOY], Rochester, and Robert [DEPOY], Kingman, Ariz., and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, five brothers and a sister.

                Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thompson Cemetery near Royal Center with the Rev. Art MALONEY officiating.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport.

 

Friday, April 21, 1989

 

Robert E. Osborn

                Services for Professor-Emeritus Robert [Elim] OSBORN, 78, Ithaca, N.Y., who died April 14, were conducted Monday at the E.C. Wagner Funeral Home, Ithaca.  Interment was in the Akron Cemetery.

                Mr. Osborn was born in Lafayette.  His wife of 50 years, Doris A. (ARTER) OSBORN, survives.  A professional engineer, he was a senior life member of the Institute of Electricl and Electronic Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society for Engineering Education, and Eta Kappa Nu fraternity.  He was a 1923, graduate of Purdue University, and head of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Indiana Institute of Technology from 1935 to 1941.  He joined Cornell University in 1941.  During the late 1940s he was involved with the development of the Bell X-1 rocket which was the first rocket to break the sound barrier.  He was appointed professor-emeritus of electrical enineering at Cornell University in 1976.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Judith DAVIS, Glenview, Ill.; a son, John D  [OSBORN], Jackson, Mich.; three granddaughters, three grandsons and nieces and nephews.

 

Saturday, April 22, 1989

 

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Monday, April 24, 1989

 

Ralph A. Carr

                Ralph A. CARR, 63, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital shortly after admission.

                He was born July 15, 1925 in Akron to Alonzo and Minnie HENDRICKSON CARR.  He had lived all his life in he Akron community.  On Feb. 28, 1954 in Logansport, he married Betty Louise RANDOLPH, who survives.  A 1942 Akron High School graduate, he retired from farming in 1987.  He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Manitou VFW Post and the Rochester American Legion Post.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. John (Catherine) DAVENPORT, South Bend; three sons, Randy S. [CARR], Logansport; Stephen A. [CARR], Haver Hill, Mass., and James L.  [CARR], Cicero; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy BOWEN and Marie CORDELL, both of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Jack (Donnabelle) ENYEART, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Homer L. CARR, Akron.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar [CARR] in 1987, and infant Donald [CARR].

                Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. James W  KREFT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Annabell Mathews

                Word was received today of the death Friday of Annabell MATHEWS in the home of her son, Ronald [MATHEWS], Kingsport, Tenn.  She had been ill several weeks.

                Surviving with the son is another son, Michael [MATHEWS], Fontana, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Gwendolyn) WARREN, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Myron (Betty) KIZER, Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren; an aunt, Mildred WORSLEY, Rochester, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle [MATHEWS]; a son, a grandson, and her parents.

                Services are pending at Mercer Funeral Home, Phoenix.  The Revs. John and Laura DENTON will officiate.

 

Ruby L. Westerfield

                Ruby L. WESTERFIELD, 85, Rt. 7, Rochester, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient for six days.

                She was born Sept. 11, 1903 in Linton.  She moved to this area 20 years ago from Hammond.  On Nov. 23, 1947 in Terre Haute, she married Musker H. WESTERFIELD, who survives.  She attended Liberty Baptist Church of Rochester, was a member of the Hammond Eastern Star, was a 45-year member of the Hammond Ladies of the Moose, and was a member of the Manitou Ladies of the Moose.

                Surviving with the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (June) METRICK, and a son, William [WESTERFIELD], both of Hammond, and five grandchidlren.  She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Larry HUMMEL officiating.  Entombment will be in Memory Lane, Schererville.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.


Milan Yerich

                Services for Milan YERICH, 59, Carmel, who died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital, were to be at 1 p.m. today at Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary, Carmel.  Burial was to be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis.

                Mr. Yerich was born Feb. 23, 1930 in Indianapolis to Kosta and Anna STANICH YERICH.  He married Luella REILLY, who survives.  He had been a supervisor for Western Electric at Indianapolis until retiring in 1985.  He was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Indianapolis, the Manitou Moose Lodge, the Pendleton American Legion, the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Diana ROSSETTER and Linda CLAYTON; four grandchildren; a sister, Mary HANES, and two brothers, Steve and Bronko [YERICH].

 

Tuesday, April 25, 1989

 

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Wednesday, April 26, 1989

 

Elizabeth M. Rinard Merley

                Elizabeth M. “Betty” RINARD MERLEY, 69, of Rt. 7, Rochester (Lake Manitou) died at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at her residence following a two-month illness.

                She was born Nov. 24, 1919 in Plymouth to Fritz and Cecile SEYMOUR COOK.  She had lived most of her life in the Argos and Plymouth communities, moving to Rochester eight years ago from Argos.  Her first marriage was to Kenneth RINARD, who died July 8, 1977.  On June 25, 1982 in Rochester, she married Cass MERLEY, who survives.  She was a retired secretary for the Bourbon Orthopedic Equipment Co.

                Surviving with the huasband are a daughter, Mrs. J. Lewis (Carol) RINARD MYLAR, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sons, Robert R. RINARD, Argos, and Jeff A. RINARD, Plymouth; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Robert and Charles COOK, both of Plymouth.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.  Upon the request of the family, Judge John DELWORTH will officiate.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Fund.

 

Marie Burns

                Marie BURNS, 88, of 406 W. Rochester St., Akron, formerly of the Gilead area, died at 1:50 a.m. today at the Wabash Health Care Center.

                Arrangements are pending at the Hartler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Frances Gray

                Frances G. GRAY, 92, former Rochester resident, died at 4 a.m. today at the Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.


Thursday, April 27, 1989

 

Marie Burns

                Services for Marie BURNS, 88, of 406 W. Rochester St., Akron, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Robert LOUGHEED officiating.  Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.

                Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. on Saturday.

                Mrs. Burns, formerly of the Gilead area, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday at the Wabash Health Care Center.

                She was born Dec. 15, 1900 in Fulton County to Grant and Mary Alice BEMENDERFER TRACY.  On Jan. 31, 1920, she married Claude L. BURNS, who died May 16, 1973.  She attended the Gilead United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) IHNEN, North Manchester, and Mrs. Delbert (Dawn) HAUPERT, Roann; a son, Dean [BURNS], Macy; ten grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.  Three brothers, a sister and a grandson preceded in death.  Memorials may be made to the Gilead United Methodist Church.

 

Ora D. Fisher

                Ora D. FISHER, 95, Caywood Mobile Home Court, Lake Manitou, died at 12:16 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Dec. 27, 1893 in Benton County to Charles and Elizabeth FISHER.  He resided in Fulton County most of his life.  On Oct. 7, 1916 in Rochester, he married Mary E. LOWE, who died Oct. 28, 1988.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are a son, Don [FISHER], Lake Manitou; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Howard [FISHER], and three brothers, Homer, Oliver and Fred [FISHER].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerma Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. William RODEFER officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Manitou Training Center.

 

Treva M. Whittenberger

                Treva M. WHITTENBERGER, 70, Rt. 2, Akron, died at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient for 5 1/2 months.

                She was born April 23, 1919 in Athens to Harvey and Lola WHITE BALLENGER.  She lived her entire life in the Akron community.  On Jan. 9, 1937 in Warsaw, she married Robert W. WHITTENBERGER, who survives.  She was employed at the former Chamberlin’s Products, Akron, retiring in 1975.  She was a member of the Lincoln Ladies Aid.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Carol A. ARNETT, Argos, and Colleen S. WHITTENBERGER, Bluffton; two brothers, Gerald [BALLENGER], Mentone, and Chester [BALLENGER], Burket, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Wayne JOHNSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.


Friday, April 28, 1989

 

Laurel E. Corbin

                Word was received today of the death of Loral E. CORBIN, 69, Greencastle, formerly of Leiters Ford.  He died April 18 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Fla.

                He was born Jan. 4, 1920 at Lafayette to Bruce and Ethel CLINE CORBIN.  He served in the U.S. Navy, was administrator of the Putnam County Hospital for four years, and managed the Black Lumber Co., Greencastle, until his retirement in 1986.

                Surviving with his wife, Margaret (KLINE) CORBIN, are a son, Larry Kent [CORBIN], and a daughter, Judith Anne REMSBURG, both of Greencastle; two brothers, Kenneth [CORBIN], Franklin, N.C., and Leland [CORBIN], Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

                Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Frances G. Gray

                Frances G. GRAY, 92, formerly of Rochester, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday at the Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin.

                She was born Aug. 18, 1896 at Ryhalia, Ohio to Clifton and Josephine TEMPLE LOGAN.  On Nov. 1, 1915 in Covington, Ky., she married Edgar GRAY, who died July 25, 1956.  She had been co-owner of the former Hoover Restaurant, Rochester, and was a member of the Eastern Star.

                Surviving are two sons, Waldo and John [GRAY], both of Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sistrs, Mary SOUTHWICK, San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Martha McALLISTER, London, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Ray LOGAN.

                Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Minnie M. Clark

                Minnie Marie CLARK, 77, of 721 Pontiac St., died at 4 a.m. today at the Rochester Nursing Home following a one-month illness.

                She was born March 3, 1912 at Kewanna to Lee and Nellie CARTER GREER.  She had resided in Rochester for four years.  In 1946 at Winamac she married Ernest CLARK, who survives.  She was a graduate of Kewanna High School.

                Surviving with the husband are a son, Richard L. ALLEN, Frankton; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, James [GREER], of Alpine, Texas; Bur [GREER], of Brownwood, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Arven (Hazel) CARR, Kewanna.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. William O. RODEFER officiating.  Burial will be in the Grass Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

 

Janell A. Kelly

                Arrangements are pending at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver for Janell A. KELLY, 78, Delong, who died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.


Saturday, April 29, 1989

 

Janell A. Kelly

                Services for Janell A. KELLY, 78, Delong, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Dan HUHN officiating.  Burial will be in the Monterey I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Friends may call at Bonine Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Association.

                Mrs. Kelly died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth.  She was born Sept. 15, 1910 at Wapakoneta, Ohio to Grover and Helen MILLS.  She moved to Delong in 1945 from LaCrosse.  On Dec. 31, 1928 in Wapakoneta, she married Stanley M. KELLY, who survives.  She was a member of the Delong United Methodist Church.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. LaVerne (Eileen) HIBNER, Livermore, Calif., and Mrs. Larry (Janet) LINDVALL, Plymouth; five sons, Robert [KELLY], Jacksonville, N.C.; Roger [KELLY], Lapaz; Ralph [KELLY], Bremen; Thomas [KELLY], Jennison, Mich., and James [KELLY], Rochester; twenty grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren, and a brother, Warren MILLS, Wapakoneta.

 

Monday, May 1, 1989

 

Richard L. Stewart

                Richard L. STEWART, 81, of 110 N. Franklin St., Mentone, died at 3:55 a.m. Saturday at his home after an extended illness.

                He was born April 12, 1908 in Waverly, Tenn., to Andrew and Lily REECE STEWART.  He moved to Mentone 13 years ago from Kentucky.  In 1950 at Lansing, Mich., he married Gladys SPRAGUE, who survives.  He lived in Lansing much of his life and owned an interior decorating service there.  He was a member of the Lansing Kiwanis and Elks clubs.

                Surviving with the wife is a brother, Arthur STEWART, Waverly.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Will LAWSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.

 

Beatrice I. Stuber

                Beatrice Irene STUBER, 87, Twelve Mile, died today at 4:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter in Muncie.

                She was born Dec. 29, 1901 at South Bend to Floyd and Mary Charlotte HURSEY LAUNER.  On Dec. 31, 1917 at Paw Paw, Mich., she married Elbridge L. “Jack” STUBER, who died Nov. 30, 1959.  She was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, the Bethlehem Home Extension Club at Twelve Mile, and was secretary of program resource for the Logansport District of the United Methodist Church.

                Surviving are a daughter, Carole WILSON, Muncie; three sons, Jack Lowell [STUBER], Logansport; Ray Earl [STUBER], Twelve Mile, and Allen Lee [STUBER], Denver; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mary HIATT, Rochester.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.


Tuesday, May 2, 1989

 

Bernice B. Chileen

                Bernice B. CHILEEN, 66, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday at the Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

                She was born Nov. 27, 1922 in Crosby, Minn., to Godfried and Selma TORNSTROM BLOMBERG.  She formerly lived in Stephenson, Mich.  On June 5, 1943 in Minnesota, she married Delbert E. CHILEEN, who died in 1987.  She was a member of the Lutheran Church.

                Surviving are two sons, Ronald [CHILEEN], Rochester, and Richard [CHILEEN], English Creek, N.J.; five grandchildren four sisters, Lois WARREN, Colorado; Margaret GRAY, Charlotte, N.C., and Ruth BLOMBERG and Dorothy CINA, Minnesota, and a brother, Ralph BLOMBERG, Minnesota.  She was preceded in death by a son, a sister and a brother.

                The body was cremated.  There will be no visitation or services.  Memorials may be made to the Cayuna Range Historical Society, Crosby, Minn.  Frain Mortuary, Winamac, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Grethel Ellis

                Grethel ELLIS, 66, Rt. 1, Akron, died unexpectedly at 8 p.m. Monday at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital where she had been a patient for one day.

                Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

June P. Hartzler

                June P. HARTZLER, 84, Rt. 3, Rochester, died at 11:50 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital where she was admitted earlier in the day.

                She was born Aug. 26, 1904 in Kosciusko County to Lewis and Senetta DRUDGE PERRY.  She lived most of her life in Fulton County.  She was a self-employed seamstress, and a member of he Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester.

                Surviving are a son, Jim [HARTZLER], Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Martha LEAVELL, Lexington, Ky.; Mrs. Marilou HOEHNE, Sun City, Ariz., and Sue POWNALL, Rochester; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel ESHELMAN, Logansport, and Mrs. Catherine HOLLY, Warsaw.  She was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Harold E. WELLER officiating.  Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.


Wednesday, May 3, 1989

 

Grethel Ellis

                Services for Grethel ELLIS, 66, who died at 8 p.m. Monday at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital, will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Akron Church of God.

                The Revs. James MALBONE and Harold CONRAD will officiate.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

                Mrs. Ellis was born Sept. 22, 1922 in Fulton County to James and Jennie RUNKLE HUTCHISON.  On Jan. 27, 1968 at the Akron Church of God, she married Orville ELLIS, who survives.  She was a member of the Akron Church of God where she sang in the choir for many years, the Missionary Society, the Gideon Auxiliary and the WCTU.  She attended the Lake Placid Community Church of God in Florida where the Ellises spent their winters.

                Surviving with the husband are five daughers, Marcille NEEDHAM, LaFontaine; Marilyn MAYNARD, Macy; Carol LEEDY, Pierceton; Joyce GREER, Mexico, and Wanda SPIVEY, Akron; four sons, James, Michael and Dean REED, Akron, and David REED, Kennesaw, Ga.; three step-daughters, Marcile BECKER, Argos; Donna SPENCER, Cicero, and Janice SHEWMAN, Akron; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; twelve step-grandchildren; fifteen step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen WORTHINGTON, Hernando Beach, Fla., and a brother, Wayne HUTCHISON, Peru.  She was preceded in death by a son, a sister, and a brother.

                Memorials may be made to the Gideons Society.

 

Esther L. Anderson

                Esther L. ANDERSON, 92, Arcadia, died this morning at her home.

                She was born March 1, 1997 at McCordsville to Clarence and Hattie EMERY LUSE.  She was a school teacher, retiring in 1963 from Hamilton Heights High School after 35 years of teaching.  She also had taught at Mt. Comfort, Arcadia, Marshall Township in Lawrence County, Markleville, Leiters Ford and Westfield.  She was an artist who did landscapes, seascapes and portraits.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University.  She was a member of the Hamilton County Artists Association, National Education Association of Retired Teachers, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association, the Cicero United Methodist Church, Cicero Womens Club, the Cicero Eastern Star and the Arcadia Kill Kare Club.  On June 20, 1918 she married Fred L. ANDERSON, who died June 10, 1985.

                Surviving are a daughrter, Betty Lou JAMES, Russiaville; a sister, Winifred OWENS, Anderson; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, C. Joseph ANDERSON.

                Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Hartley Funeral Home, Arcadia.  Burial will be in Gravel Laun Cemetery, Fortville.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Cicero United Methodist Church.


Thursday, May 4, 1989

 

Evelyn L. Zink

                Evelyn L. ZINK, 80, of 212 Broadway St., Argos, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.

                She was born Sept. 18, 1908 in Argos to Herbert and Eloyse YEARICK BOWELL.  She had lived all her life in the Argos community.  On Oct. 12, 1919 in South Bend, she married Rome ZINK, who died in November 1977.  She retired after 35 years as a Marshall County school teacher.  She was a member of the Argos United Methodist Church, the Electa Circle of the church, a 50-year member and past matron of the Plymouth Eastern Star, and a member of the Marshall County Retired Teachers Association.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mary Anna DUSEK and Martha ZINK, both of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Harry [ZINK], of Derry, N.H.; five gradchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary RITTER, Argos, and Mrs. Harold (Nancy) HENDERSON, Palm Desert, Calif., and a brother, Herbert “Bud” BOWELL, Argos.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Revs. Jack RHOADES and Richard LEWKE officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday.  The Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Argos United Methodist Church or the Argos Emergency Medica Service.

 

Friday, May 5, 1989

 

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Saturday, May 6, 1989

 

Harry D. Karn

                Harry D. KARN, 89, a former Macy resident, who lived in Hudson, Mass., the past three years, died at 10:35 a.m. Thursday at Marlboro Hospital, Hudson.

                He was born March 29, 1900 in Rochester, to Ruben and Millicet MURPHY KARN.  On Jan. 31, 1930 he married Louise A. BENT, who survives.  He owned and operated Karn Grocery in Macy for 50 years, and was a member and past master of the Lincon Masonic Lodge, Macy.

                Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty Lou) MARENGO, Hudson, Patricia Ann KARN, California, a son, David R. [KARN], Baldwinsville, N.Y., and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Oren [KARN].

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Monday, May 8, 1989

 

William A. Smith

                William A. “Bill” SMITH, 79, Rt. 1, Claypool (Yellow Creek Lake), died Sunday afternoon at his residence.  Arrangements are pending at the King Memorial Home, Mentons.


Glenna Barrick

                Glenna BARRICK, 85, Warsaw, died at 9:10 p.m. Friday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born March 5, 1964 in Monterey to P.L. and Jenny May ABBOTT SHANKS.  In 1946 she married [Arthur] ALLEN, who died in 1950.  In 1952 she married Howard BARRICK, who died in 1964.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Warsaw.

                Surviving are two grandchildren, Nancy ESQUE, Indianapolis, and Linda KOONTZ, LaPorte, and nine great-grandchildren.

                Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.  Burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

 

Harry D. Karn

                Services for Harry D. KARN, 89, who died at 10:35 a.m. Thursday in Hudson, Mass., will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church, Macy, with the Rev. David WELCH officiating.  Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Macy, where the Lincoln Masonic Lodge will conduct graveside memorial services.

                Friends may call at the church after noon Tuesday.

                Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Russell D. Dugan

                Russell D. DUGAN, 82, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 7 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born Oct. 11, 1906 in Tipton County to John and Mary DUGAN.  On Dec. 25, 1923 he married Olive M. THOMAS, who died Aug. 1, 1980.  He retired in 1968 from Kingston Products, Kokomo.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ned (Beverly) BAKER, and Marrietta L. DUGAN, both of Kokomo; a son, Merritt E. [DUGAN], North Manchester; ten grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Boyer Funeral Home, Sharpsville, with the Revs. Jess HORNER and Cletus BOGUE officiating.  Burial will be in the Sharpsville Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Elizabeth Dorthea Steffen

                Elizabeth Dorthea STEFFEN, 11, of 205 E. Main St., Mentone, died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday as a result of an automobile accidet at Kosciusko County Roads 500 S. and 1300 W.

                She was born May 11, 1977 in Goshen to E. David and the late Phyllis AUGHINBAUGH STEFFAN.  She had lived in Mentone three years, moving from Elkhart.  She was a sixth grade student at the Fulton County Christian Academy, Rochester; attended the Tippecanoe Community Church, and was a member of the Awana Bible Club and the Awana Quizzing team.  She was carrier for the Warsaw Times Union in Mentone.

                Surviving with the father are two sisters, Deborah and Esther [STEFFEN], and two brothers, David P. and Michael [STEFFEN], all at home.  Preceding in death were a brother, Samuel [STEFFEN], in February 1989, and her mother in 1988.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Tippecanoe Community Church with the Revs. Harlow GULLEY and Rodney SCHULER officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.


John E. McGinnis

                John E. McGINNIS, 83, Rt. 6, Rocheser, died at 4 a.m. Sunday, at his residence.

                He was born Sept. 2, 1905 in St. Paul, Minn., to Timothy E.  and Catherine DONOHOE McGINNIS.  He lived most of his life in Great Falls, Mont.  He came here four years ago from Cody, Wyo.  On Oct. 1, 1952 in Chicago, he married Esther RICKEL JENNINGS, who died Oct. 16, 1976.  He was self-employed in construction work, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran serving with the CB’s from 1942 to 1945 in the North Africa Theater.

                Surviving are a step-daughter-in-law, Beverly JENNINGS, West Eighth Street, Rochester, with whom he made his home; a step-son, Jim JENNINGS, Burbank, Ill.; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes LARSON, Redwood City, Cal., and Katherine CARSON, Tacoma, Wash.; two brothers, Robert E. [McGINNIS], Tacoma, and George F. [McGINNIS], Great Falls, Mont.  He was preceded in death by a step-son, Lee JENNINGS, in 1982, and two sisters, Eloise ad Alice [McGINNIS].

                Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Sam WRIGHT officiating.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.  There will be no visitation.

 

James M. Riley

                James M. RILEY, 77, died 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Byron Health Care Center, Fort Wayne.

                He was born Feb. 16, 1912 in Athens to Ellis E. and Jennie HEETER RILEY.  In October 1933 in Decatur, he married Marjorie BLOSSER, who survives.  He was employed over the years at Standard Oil Company, Bankers Life and Casualty Company, and the Colonial Oaks Golf Course.  He was a member of the Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church at Fort Wayne and the St. Joe Athletic Club.

                Surviving with the wife are three sons, David E., Gary M. and Patrick T. [RILEY], all of  Fort Wayne; three sisters, Nina L. SPPURLOCK and Kate OVERMEYER, both of Rochester, and Helen BRIGHT, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Raymond [RILEY], Kokomo, and Theodore [RILEY], South Bend; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin RILEY.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne.  Burial will be in the Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Wayne.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m.

 

Tuesday, May 9, 1989

 

Russell Dugan

                Inadvertently omitted in the obituary of Russell DUGAN in Monday’s Sentinel was information that a son, Robert L. [DUGAN], died in September, 1988.

                Services for Mr. Dugan will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boyer Funeral Home, Sharpsville.


William A. Smith

                Services for William A. “Bill” SMITH, Rt. 1, Claypool (Yellow Creek Lake), will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone.  The Rev. Will LAWSON will officiate, and burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.

                Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. today.  Friends may call at the funeral home from      4 to 8 p.m. today.

                Mr. Smith, who died at 2 p.m. Sunday at his residence, was born Oct. 25, 1910 at New Castle to Joseph and Sarah JONES SMITH.  He had lived at Yellow Creek Lake permanently since 1973.  On Dec. 19, 1936 he married Vivian L. RINKE, who died in May 1973.  He was retired after 40 years from Chrysler Corporation, and was a member of the Wesleya Church and the Mentone Masonic Lodge.

                Surviving are a step-daughter, Lois Jean McSHURLEY, New Castle; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Olive D. NICHOLSON, New Castle, and three brothers, Donald and Tilmond [SMITH], both of Silver City, N.M., and Herbert [SMITH], Orlando, Fla.

 

Chancey L. Tucker

                Chancey Lee TUCKER, 83, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 5:01 p.m. Monday at the Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, where he was admitted earlier that day.

                He was born March 6, 1906 at Mentone to Charles M. and Suzannah EILER TUCKER.  He lived all of his life in the Mentone area.  He was a farmer and a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge, Mizpah Shrine, and the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.  On Aug. 26, 1923 in Michigan, he married S. Opal HALTERMAN, who died in 1980.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Iola) GOSHERT, Mentone; five grandchildren, and a sister, Nellie BLUE, Rockford, Ill.  He was preceded in death by a grandchild.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Paul JAMES officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after   4 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, May 10, 1989

 

Ralph Hibner

                Ralph HIBNER, 80, Bremen, died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday in Community Hospital of Bremen.

                He was born Feb. 14, 1909 in Monticello to John L. and Cora KEEVER HIBNER.  On Dec. 23, 1950 in the Pike Creek Church of the Brethren, Monticello, he married Catharine BROWN, who survives.  He was a retired employee of the City of Bremen, and a former trucker.  He was a member of the Monticello Pike Creek Church of the Brethren and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

                Surviving with the wife are a foster-son, Mike HUPPERT, Bremen; a sister, Grace DELANEY, Delphi, and a brother, Earl HIBNER, Monticello.  He was preceded in death by a step-son, Charles PETERS, on Sept. 22, 1985; a sister, Ruth [HIBNER], and a brother, Carl [HIBNER].

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. William HEATH officiating.  Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery, Twelve Mile.  Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


Thursday, May 11, 1989

 

Treva M. Hall

                Treva M. HALL, 69, Rt. 1, Akron, died at 2:04 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital, shortly after admission.

                She was born Dec. 10, 1919 near Akron to Bert and Kathrine LEECH McDONALD.  She lived most of her life in Wabash and Fulton counties, and was a nurse’s Aide.  On Sept. 27, 1945 in Wabash, she married Marvin H. HALL, who died april 30, 1988.

                Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Treva WINDBIGLER, Logansport; Mrs. Edward (Cora) JOHNSON, Kentucky; Bessie HALL, Arcadia; Mrs. Betty NICE, Carthage, Tenn., and Mrs. Tim (Nancy) KERN, Peru; four sons, Marvin [HALL], Three Rivers, Mich.; William [HALL], Wabash; Richard [HALL), Akron, and Robert [HALL], Rochester; nineteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Veda McDONALD, Arkansas, and Mrs. Martha WARREN, Wabash, and three brothers, Walter, Henry and Delbert McDONALD, all of Danville, Ill.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Darrel and Harold [HALL], and two sisters.

                Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rocheter, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Jean Wickizer

                Jean WICKIZER, 92, a resident of Culver and Argos most of her life, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.

                She was born Sept. 29, 1896 in Wisconsin to Edward and Marion DANUPORT OTTO.  On Nov. 15, 1915, she married Ralph WICKIZER, who died in November 1953.

                Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Esther SPULLER, Continental, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by a daughter.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

 

Friday, May 12, 1989

 

Francis X. Ruschau

                A Monterey man was killed in a one-car traffic accident on Indiana 17, northwest of Leiters Ford, at 3:40 p.m. Thursday.

                Fulton County police said Francis X. RUSCHAU, 79, Rt. 1, Monterey, suffered severe chest injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

                Police said Ruschau was traveling left of center on Indiana 17 North, south of County Road 525 North, when his car left the road, crossed the road again, drove down an embankment and rolled over, landing on its top.  Police said they did not know why Ruschau was driving on the left side of the road.

                Police said Ruschau was wearing a seat belt and was not ejected from the car.


Jessie M. Annis

                Jessie M. ANNIS, 89, former Argos and Bremen resident, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Wakarusa, where she had lived for three years.

                She was born Sept. 27, 1899 in Dearborn County to John and Betha HAGITT WHITTAKER.  On Dec. 22, 1923, she married John “Jack” ANNIS, who died Aug. 17, 1964.  She was retired from Harvey’s Restaurant, Argos.

                Surviving are a daugher, Mrs. Marvin (Josephine) MAIER, Bremen, and nieces and nephews.  Two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Paul THOMPSON Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, west of Argos.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ, Wakarusa.

 

Saturday, May 13, 1989

 

Ralph J. Severns

                Ralph J. SEVERNS, 92, died at 6:20 a.m. Friday in the Valleyview Health Care Center, Elkhart.

                He had lived in the Rochester, Talma and Mentone areas, and most recently had resided in Bremen.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery.  Viewing will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Francis X. Ruschau

                Services for Francis X. RUSCHAU, 79, Rt. 1, Monterey, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald BORAWSKI officiating.  Burial will be in St. Anne’s Cemetery.

                Friends may call at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  The Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

                Mr. Ruschau died in an automobile accident Thursday afternoon on Indiana 17 in Fulton County.

                He was born Jan. 2, 1910 in Hedley to Anthony and Madeline VEBERT RUSCHAU.  On Nov. 10, 1936, he married Della OVERMYER in Monterey.  She preceded in death in 1978.

                He was a lifetime Monterey area resident and a retired milk truck driver.  He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Monterey.

                Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Ted (Madeline) SAYLOR, Danville, Ill.; Marcella WINKLEMAN, Warsaw; Mrs. Kent (Margaret) ROGERS, Plano, Texas; Dorothy BEALL, Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Raymond [RUSCHAU], of Kokomo and Paul [RUSCHAU] of El Paso, Texas; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary WHITING of Monterey and Marguerite KALLA, Albany, Minn.; one brother, John [RUSCHAU], New Paris, Ohio.  One daughter, Pauline RUSCHAU and a sister preceded him in death.


Monday, May 15, 1989

 

Harold R. Hyatt

                Harold R. HYATT, 77, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 5:50 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                He was born May 6, 1912, in Chicago, Ill., to Henry and Rose MENCEL HYATT.  On Oct. 1, 1934 in Glen Ellyn, Ill., he married Josephine CROFFOOT, who survives.  He was founder and owner of Kewanna Screen Printing, a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church, the Kewanna Progressive Association, the Rocheser Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, a past master of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge, and past worthy patron of the Kewanna Eastern Star.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Carol HICKLE, Winamac; a brother Morton [HYATT], Naperville, Ill.; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kewanna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bryan TON officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Citizens Cemetery, Kewanna.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home in Kewanna, where Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. today, and after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Kewanna United Methodist Church.

 

Artha D. Kreamer

                Artha D. KREAMER, 90, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Westminster Village North, Indianapolis.

                She was born March 26, 1899 in Kewanna to John R. and Ella Mae BRUCE BAKER.  In 1918 at Kewanna, she married Harry G. KREAMER, who died in 1956.  She was a member of the Kewanna United Methodist Church and was active in organizing the Pleasant Hills Cemetery near Lake Bruce

                Surviving are a son, Ralph C. [KRAMER], Kewanna; a daughter, Doris J. ZELLERS, Indianapolis; a brother, Ermal C. BAKER, Indianapolis; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Bryan TON officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Lake Bruce.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

 

Lena J. Floyd

                Lena Jane FLOYD, 73, Rt. 5, Rochester, died at 10 a.m. today at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for 11 months.

                She was born Jan. 24, 1916 at Charlestown, Mo., to Marcus C. and Elsie Marie ZIMMERMAN HOWTON.  She moved here in 1970 from Henderson, Ky.  She had been a cook and waitress at the former Guido’s Restaurant in Rochester.

                Surviving are a brother, Colman [HOWTON], Rochester; a sister, Mrs. Mable SKAGGS; a half-brother, Berton STONE, two half-sisters, Mrs. Howard (Lucille) NANTZ and Mrs. Leonard (Mary) WALKER, all of Henderson, and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen POWELL and Pearl ROBERTSON; a brother, H. W. “Bud” HOWTON, and a nephew.

                Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home Rochester.  Services are pending at Glunt Funeral Home, Henderson, Ky.


Samanatha Gamble

                Samanatha GAMBLE, infant daughter of Patrick and Pam GAMBLE, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 8:35 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was rushed by ambulance to the hospital from her babysitter on Bessmore Park Road, south of Indiana 14.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Tuesday, May 16, 1989

 

Raymond J. Smith

                Raymond John “R.J.” SMITH, 70, of 815 N. Agnew St., Winamac, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, following an accident at his home Saturday evening.

                He was born Jan. 20, 1919 in Pulaski County to Reuben A. and Glenn Icie KNEBEL SMITH.  He was a lifetime Pulaski County resident.  On Sept. 26, 1970 in Rochester, he married Reena E. BROWN, who survives.  He retired after 44 years as owner of Smith Motor Service, Winamac.  He also was former owner of a Texaco Station and was an auto dealer.  He was a member of the Winamac Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years, serving as chief for two years, and was the main force behind the building of a new fire station.  He was a charter member of the Winamac Eagles Lodge; a one-time candidate for Pulaski County sheriff, and a 1938 graduate of Leiters Ford High School.

                Surviving wih the wife are a daughter, Cleta BUTTON, and a son, Robert E. [SMITH], both of Winamac; a step-daughter, Joan HUBER, Concord, N.H.; a step-son, Ronald E. BROWN, Anchorage, Alaska; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild, and a sister, Fern ANTRIM, and a brother, Orville SMITH, both of Winamac.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with the Rev. William MATHYS officiating.  Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and after 8 a.m. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to the Winamac Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Samantha Jo. Gamble

                Services for two-month-old Samantha Jo GAMBLE, Rt. 1, Rochester, who died at 8:35 a.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital, were at 10 a.m. today at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Norris KING officiating.

                Burial was in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                A spokesman for Coroner Junior D. GOOD said cause of death has not been established.

                Samantha was born March 20, 1989 in Rochester to Patrick and Pam CARR GAMBLE.

                Surviving with her parents are the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bonita ANDERSON, Rochester the paternal grandfather, Gene GAMBLE, Circleville, Ohio, and aunts and uncles.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Lee [GAMBLE], Sept. 10, 1985, and maternal grandparents Oscar and Helen STANSBURY CARR.


Wednesday, May 17, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, May 18, 1989

 

Anna L. Damron

                Anna L. DAMRON, 69, Gilead, Rt. 2, Macy died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Friday, May 19, 1989

 

Donald E. Caslow

                Donald E. CASLOW, 70, Argos, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

                He was born Feb. 22, 1919 in Fulton County to Arthur and Theresa FISH CASLOW.  He moved to Argos 30 years ago from Bourbon.  On Oct. 5, 1945, he married Mildred CORMICAN, who died in May 1986.  He was retired from the Argos Lumber Co., was a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the Argos American Legion and AMVETS.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Donna) REICHARD, Bourbon, and Mrs. Stephen (Patricia) [HISSONG], Argos; a son, Michael [CASLOW], Donaldson; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Clara NICHOLS, Argos.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with the Rev. Jack RHOADES officiating.  Burial will be in the Summit Chapel Cemetery on Indiana 10 near Bourbon.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos EMS.

 

Otis A. Dickey

                Otis A. DICKEY, 75, Rt. 5, Warsaw, died at 9 a.m. Thursday at his home.

                He was born Sept. 20, 1913 near Warsaw to George and Mertie JONES DICKEY.  He lived all his life in the area.  In 1948 he married Clarice FRANTZ, who survives.  He was retired from R.R. Donnelly, Warsaw, and attended Cooks Chapel Church, Warsaw.

                Surviving with the wife are five sons, Clarence [DICKEY], Warsaw; Rex [DICKEY], Pierceton; Randy [DICKEY], Claypool; Howard FRANTZ, Pierceton, and Roger FRANTZ, Warsaw; nineteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and a brother, Charles [DICKEY], Goshen.  Two brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Marvin LOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.


Anna L. Damron

                Services for Anna L. DAMRON, 69, Rt. 2, Macy (Gilead), will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.

                Burial will be in the Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday.

                Mrs. Damron died Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  She was born Jan. 21, 1920 at Louisville, Ky., to Malcolm and Louise GUTMAN STANLEY.  She married Jake I. DAMRON in Bonanza, Ky.; he survives.  She was retired from General Tire, Wabash, and was a member of the Olive Branch Church of God.

                Surviving with the husband are three daughters, Lenora PLOTHOW, Provo, Utah, and Della PAUL and Kathy RITTER, both of Macy; four sons, John [DAMRON], Summerset; Bobby [DAMRON], Russiaville; David [DAMRON], Rochester, and Michael [DAMRON], Macy; eighteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mary Lola BAILEY, Dry Fork, Va.

 

Saturday, May 20, 1989

 

Stephan H. Gonce

                Stephan H. GONCE, 49, 1104 E. Jefferson St., Plymouth, died at 11:27 a.m. Friday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, shortly after admission.

                Born Jan. 7, 1940, in Argos to Herschel and [Georgeann] HISEY [GONCE], he had lived in Plymouth since 1967.  He was married Feb. 26, 1967 in Culver to DiAnne KING, who survives.  He owned and operated Steve’s Beauty Salon in Plymouth, was a graduate of the House of James Beauty School and a master cosmetologist.  A member of the Fraternal Order of Police, he was a long-time coach and treasurer of youth football.

                Surviving with the wife are five sons, Abree, Aaron, Stephan Jr., Troy and Jamie [GONCE], all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Elizabeth) CLEMONS and Mrs. Katheryn OKERBLOOM, both of Argos; three brothers, Jeff and Finley [GONCE], both of Argos, and Terry [GONCE], St. Louis, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Rev. Donald PANGBURN officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and for two hours prior to services Monday.  Memorials may be made to the Heart Association.

 

Mary E. Fields

                Mary Ethel FIELDS, 88, formerly of 910 1/2 Wabash St., died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.  She had been in failing health for six months.  She was born Nov. 4, 1900 in Rochester to William and Sarah CALLISON WAGONER.  She moved to Rochester 10 years ago from South Bend where she had lived 57 years.  She had resided at the Peabody Center for two years.  In 1918 in Rochester, she married Guy FIELDS, who died in 1967.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rochester; the Friendship Circle of the church, and the Progress Club, South Bend.

                Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Dean (Bonnie) STINSON, Rochester; three nephews, Capt. Max BAILEY, Milton, Fla.; George COHEN, Skokie, Ill.; Maurice COHEN, Florida, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

                Private funeral services were to be today at 10 a.m. at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating   Burial was to be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.


Monday, May 22, 1989

 

Norvannah M. Alber

                Norvannah M. “Pete” ALBER, 92, of 231 E. South St., Bremen, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at his home.  He had been in failing health for three weeks.

                He was born Sept. 9, 1896 in Cass County to Ebbert and Molly CONRAD ALBER.  He lived most of his life in the Talma and Sand Hill communities of Fulton County.  On April 24, 1920 in Rochester, he married Marie BARNHART, who died Oct. 23, 1970.  He was a retired farmer.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George (Marjorie) MINARIK, South Bend; five sons, Addison [ALBER], Tempe, Ariz.; Wayne [ALBER], Bremen; Dick [ALBER], Rochester; Larry [ALBER], Dayton, Ohio, and Phillip [ALBER], Fort Wayne; twenty-six grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Helen MURPHY, Chula Vista, Calif., and two brothers, John ALBER, Plymouth, and L.G. ALBER, Rochester.  He was preceded in death by a son, Ramon [ALBER]; a sister, Florence HIBBS, and three brothers, Frank, Thurle and Herman [ALBER].

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tiosa Brethren Church.  Burial will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery north of Rochester.  Friends may call at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, and at the church after noon Wednesday.

 

Rodney E. Hoff

                Rodney E. HOFF, 26, Rt. 5 (Westhaven Estates), Warsaw, formerly of Akron, died at 3:33 p.m. Thursday at his home.  Death was by self-inflicted carbon monoxide poisoning, according to Kosciusko County Coroner John SADLER.

                He was born Oct. 17, 1962 in Wabash County to George and Ruth STEININGER HOFF.  On Aug. 6, 1983 in Akron, he married Penny SHAFFER, who survives.  He had been employed at Daulton Foundries, Warsaw, since 1979.  He attended North Miami High School and Tippecanoe Valley High School, and had been a member of the 151st Battalion of the Indiana National Guard.

                Surviving with the wife are the parents; a daughter, Peni Nikole [HOFF], and a son, Dustin [HOFF], both at home; a sister, Mrs. Bruce (Theresa) FLOYD, Albion; a brother, Paul [HOFF], Akron, and the maternal grandmother, Alice STEININGER, Rochester.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Lowell BURRUS officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery, where the National Guard will conduct services.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Shriners.


A. Edna Silberman

                A. Edna SILBERMAN, 71, 196 1/2 Pontiac St., died at 8:18 a.m. Sunday at her home.  She had been ill for five months.

                She was born March 31, 1918 in Bygland, Minn., to Tellef and Ingborg OLSON SORENSON.  She moved to Rochester 35 years ago from Chicago, Ill.  On Feb . 5, 1939 in Chicago, she married Donald L. SILBERMAN, who died July 24, 1974.  She was retired from the Rochester Telephone Company, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Home Front Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Manitou Moose Lodge.

                Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Madonna) JOHNSON, Hillsboro, Iowa; Mrs. Bruce (Suzanne) WIARD, Macy, and Claudia SILBERMAN and Cheryle COX, both of Rochester; a son, Hugh [SILBERMAN], South Bend; a step-son, Roger SILBERMAN, Mateson, Ill.; twenty-three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Meldore SORENSON, East Grand Forks, Minn.; four sisters, Mrs. Ann SCHALAR, Neeche, N.D.; Mrs. Esther SPRANGER, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Mrs. Dorothy SCHUA, East Grand Forks, and Mrs. Olga COLLYARD, Elgin, Ill.  She was preceded in death by a daugher, Sandra BRINEY, on Jan. 6, 1989; a granddaughter, Annette JOHNSON; a  brother, and four sisters.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Paul WIARD officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Society.

 

Tuesday, May 23, 1989

 

Eleanor A. Gelbaugh

                Eleanor Anna GELBAUGH, 79, of Rt. 5, Rochester (Tiosa), died at 7:30 a.m. today at her home.

                She was born March 29, 1910 in Buchanan, Mich., to Vernon and Gertrude HORTON CAUFFMAN.  She lived in this area for 58 years, coming from Mishawaka.  On Aug. 24, 1929 in South Bend, she married Vernon E. GELBAUGH, who died in 1950.  She was a retired cafeteria employee at Rochester High School, where she worked for 22 years.  For 20 years prior to that she was employed in the restaurant at the Rochester Sale Barn.  She was a member of the former Sand Hill Methodist Church, and attended the Talma United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Annabelle) HART, and a son, Richard E. [GELBAUGH], both of Rochester; five grandsons, and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers, including two of Rochester, Bob and Russell CAUFFMAN.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Will LAWSON officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and two hours prior to services on Friday.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


Wednesday, May 24, 1989

 

Austin R. Fair

                Austin R. FAIR, 78, Rt. 1, Kewanna (Lake Bruce), died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

                He was born May 14, 1911 in Walton to Marvin P. and Maude SHOPPE FAIR.  On May 22, 1953 in Kokomo he married Marilyn Sue BENSEN, who survives.  He had lived in the area since 1969, and was a retired self-employed contractor.  He also owned a camp ground, and the Tenbrook Bottled Gas Sales in Lake Bruce.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Logansport Eagles Lodge and the Kokomo Masonic Lodge.

                Suriving with the wife are two daughters, Vickie McINTIRE and Sandi ROARK, Rochester, and five grandchildren.  Four brothers preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Bryan TON officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lake Bruce.  Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where friends may call after       4 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday.

 

Thursday, May 25, 1989

 

Minnie M. Mitchell

                Minnie M. MITCHELL, 91, Four Seasons Mobile Home Court, died at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Washington County Memorial Hospital, Salem.

                She was born Jan. 10, 1898 at Fowler to Luther and Laura ANSTETT SAMPSON.  She moved here in 1947 from Monticello.  On May 27, 1916 at Danville, Ill., she married Robert W. MITCHELL, who died June 24, 1954.

                Surviving are two sons, Donald E. [MITCHELL], Rochester, and Howard [MITCHELL], Salem; a daugher, Mrs. Martha EWEN, Salem; five gradchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy PHILPOTT, Seal Beach, Calif.  She was preceded in death by five brothers, a sister and a great-grandson.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.

 

Vernon D. Cranmer

                Vernon D. CRANMER, 85, South Bend, died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

                He was born June 4, 1903 in White County to Luther and Ruey HANAWAY CRANMER.  He had lived in the South Bend area since 1940, retiring in 1961 from Allied Bendix Corporation.  On Dec. 8, 1928 in Wabash he married Pauline GORDON, who survives.

                Surviving with he wife are a son, Dale F. [CRANMER], Mishawaka; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Olive Beatrice EBER, Rochester.  He was preceded in death by a son, Alan [CRANMER], and a brother, Kenneth [CRANMER], of Kewanna.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kaniewski and Sons Funeral Home, South Bend.  Burial will be in the South Bend Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and  7 to 9 today.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


Mary V. Umbaugh

                Mary Vivian UMBAUGH, 91, formerly of Kennelworth Road, Argos, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Canterbury Manor Nursing Home where she had lived since 1986.

                She was born July 7, 1897 in Walnut Township, Marshall County, to William and Elva THARP LEWIS.  On May 10, 1919 in Rochester, she married Harold M. UMBAUGH, who died Dec. 24, 1983.  She had been a teacher at Walnut and Walnut Township schools, having received her degrees from Manchester College and Valparaiso University.  She was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church, Argos, and the Ladies Aid of the church.

                Surviving are two sons, Hugh L. and Donald D. [UMBAUGH], both of Argos; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and a brother Ernest LEWIS, Argos.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther ROHER and Grace MAXWELL, and a brother, Clyde [LEWIS].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jordan Baptist Church southwest of Argos with the Rev. Arley MITCHAM officiating.  Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.  Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2 to 4 p.m. and          6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and at the church after 9:30 a.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the Argos Emergency Medical Service or to charity.

 

Friday, May 26, 1989

 

Elizabeth E. Nelson

                Elizabeth Eliza (SWARTZ) NELSON, 70, Milaca, Minn., a former Rochester resident, died in Milaca Wednesday.

                She was born in Rochester Dec. 12, 1918 to Friendy Washington and Vera Myrtle MOORE SWARTZ.  She was married in Fulton County on Dec. 26, 1936 to Elton Reuben NELSON who survives.  They moved to Milaca in May 1949.

                Surviving with the husband are four children, Lynn NELSON, Rochester; Marilyn MOYER, Milaca; Ardith MORRISON, Minneapolis, and Dale Reuben NELSON, Baldwin, Wis.; fifteen grandchildren, and eigh great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Milaca.  The Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca is in charge of arrangements.

 

Saturday, May 27, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, May 29, 1989

 

[no paper - holiday]


Tuesday, May 30, 1989

 

Roy J. Doran

                Roy James DORAN, 47, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday shortly after admission to Woodlawn Hospital.  Death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Coroner Junior D. GOOD.

                He was born May 12, 1942 in Baraboo, Wis., to Dee and Virginia NEWTON DORAN.  He moved here 5 years ago from Lakeside, Calif.  On Dec. 15, 1984 in Rochesetr, he married Carol Mae HUGHES, who survives.  He was an outside machinist superintendent with the San Diego Marine, and served 10 years with the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of the New Life Church, Rochester, and the Elks Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Fonda) EMBERTON, and two sons, Roy James [DORAN] Jr., and Michael [DORAN], all of San Diego; two step-daughters, Annette VANSPEYBROECK, Rochester, and Amy MEREDITH, at home; two step-sons, John VANSPEYBROECK, Boca Raton, Fla., and Mark VANSPEYBROECK, at home; seven grandchildren; the father, Dee DORAN, Westville; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret DORAN, Rochester, and Mrs. Janet K. BUCHNER, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two brothers, William DORAN, La Porte, and John DORAN, Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother and a nephew.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

                Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct graveside services.

 

James L. Little

                James Lee LITTLE, 41, of 527 Fulton Ave., Rochester, died at 1:40 a.m. Monday at his residence.  Death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Coroner Junior D. GOOD.

                He was born July 21, 1947 in Rochester to James A. and Hazel Maxine RUSH LITTLE.  He lived all of his life in this community.  He was engaged to be married to Linda MAICH, Rochester.  He was employed at United Technologies Essex Corporatioon, Columbua City.  Previously he had been an employee of Bailey’s Lakeside Furniture, Rochester, for 15 years.  He was a Vietnam War veteran.

                Surviving are two daughters, Tabitha and Heather LITTLE; his father and step-mother, James and Betty LITTLE, and a brother, John [LITTLE], all of Rochester; three step-sisters, Sandra NESS, Tippecanoe, and Jenny DeMARCO and Penny PIKE, both of Rochester.  He was preceded in death by his mother in 1960 and a sister, Linda Lou ALLEN, in 1976.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. William RODEFER officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after noon on Wednesday.


John A. Vandegrift

                John Albert VANDEGRIFT, 76, GAlien, Mich., formerly of Rochester and Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday.

                He was born July 29, 1912 to John Albert and Ida Mae MAXWELL VANDEGRIFT, Faulstitch.  On Feb. 14, 1939 in Leiters Ford, he married Ignota May McGOWEN.  She died July 8, 1987.  He was a former mechanic at Miller Brothers and McMillen Refrigeration, Rochester.  He was a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. and the Mt. Horeb Encampment, Rochester.

                Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Carol) RAMSEY, South Bend, and Mrs. Steven (Ann) NICHOLS, Odessa, Texas; a son, John [VANDEGRIFT], Galien, Mich.; twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Preceding in death were his parents, a sister, Bertha VANDEGRIFT CALLOWAY, a brother, Harold [VANDEGRIFT], and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. Rochester time) Friday at the Connelly-Noble Funeral Home, Galien.  Burial will be in the Hamlet Cemetery near Talma at 1230 p.m. (Rochester time).  Odd Fellows services will be at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Rochester time) Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Anita B. Johnson

                Anita B. JOHNSON, 79, Rt. 4, Rochester, died at 7:34 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

                She was born Dec. 3, 1909 at Nashville, Tenn., to Hubert and Hester ADAMS.  On June 28, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., she married George W. JOHNSON.  He died in 1983.  She was retired as a bookkeeper for Walt Disney Corporation.

                Surviving are a daughter, Dierdre A. JOHNSON, South Bend; a niece, Jean HESLUP; two great-nieces, and two great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother and a half-sister.

                Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Floyd G. ALLEN officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F.-Citizens Cemetery, Kewana.  Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the time of services on Wendesday.

 

Ruth M. Staggs

                Ruth Marie STAGGS, 75, Denver, died at 8 p.m. Friday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

                She was born Aug. 6, 1913 in Jefferson Township, Miami County to Clarence and Mildred WARNER FLORA.  On Nov. 25, 1953 at the home of the Rev. Austin GABLE, Bunker Hill, she married Paul H. STAGGS, who survives.  A retired school teacher, she had taught elementary school in Grant and Elmwood Schools, Peru, and at Denver and Mexico.  She was a Manchester College graduate and received her master’s degree from Ball State University.  She was a member of the Denver Brethren Church, and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

                Surviving with the husband are a sister, Rosanna SMITH, Wilmett, Ill.; a brother C. Earl FLORA, Xenia, Ohio, and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene, and two brothers, Dale and Herman FLORA.

                Services were to be at 10 a.m. today at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. George HAPNER officiating.  Burial was to be in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.  Memorials may be made to the Miami Heart Association.


Martha Leonhard

                Martha LEONHARD, 71, Rt. 1, Macy, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born Jan. 17, 1918 in Portland to George and Evelyn BECKTELL SEAGRAVES.  On Jan. 23, 1945 in Portland, she married William H. “Bill” LEONHARD who died March 1, 1989.

                Surviving is a daughter, Shirley KING, Collinsville, Okla.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Francis SEAGRAVES.

                Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David WELSH officiating.  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McCain Funeral Home, and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Williamson-Spencer Funeral Home, Portland.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Green Park Cemetery Chapel, Portland.

 

Lemoine Bowyer

                Lemoine BOWYER, 63, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 1:57 p.m. Monday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born Oct. 6, 1925 in Cass County, to Donald and Mary NEAD BOWYER.  In 1955 he married Deema A. HALL, who died in 1978.  He was employed at Bowyer Excavating.

                Surviving are three daughers, Sharon SWICK, Akron; Shirley GALLOWAY, Indianapolis, and Donna BOWYER, Peru; four sons, John and Jim [BOWYER], both of Peru; Danny [BOWYER], Mishawaka, and David [BOWYER], Goodyear, Ariz.; three brothers, Vinal and Larry BOWYER, both of Peru, and Clayson BOWYER, Florida; two sisters, Glodene BOWEN, Peru, and Joyce BOWYER, Indianapolis, and ten grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son and a sister.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. Larry WARREN officiating.  Burial will be in the Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, May 31, 1989

 

Joy Conner

                Joy “Lora” CONNER, 93, formerly of Chili, died at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.

                She was born March 28, 1896 in Miami County to Henry T. and Livona BAHNEY MURPHY.  She lived most of her life in the Chili community.  On Feb. 26, 1919 she married John L. CONNER, who died March 18, 1965.  She was a member of the Chili United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

                Surviving are a son Harold [CONNER], Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Elvin (Doris) MURPHY, Denver; a sister, Fern MAUS, North Manchester; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and step-great-great-grandchildren.  A sister, two brothers and a grandson preceded in death.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, Roann, with the Rev. Richard CRAIG officiating.  Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today.


Thursday, June 1, 1989

 

Helen J. Doern

                Helen Jean DOERN, 68, died early this morning at Riverwood Acres home near Rochester.

                Born Dec. 3, 1920 in Duluth, Minn., to John and Agnes DAVEY SMITH, she came to Rochester in 1980 from Evanston, Ill.  In 1947 at chicago she married Arthur DOERN, who preceded in death in 1966.  She was a former stock broker for the Tenley and Norris Agency, Chicago and an expert bridge player.

                Surviving are her mother, Agnes FOWLER, Rochester; a brother, Murray C. SMITH, Rochester; two nieces, and one nephew.

                No services are planned.  Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Eva M. Bass

                Eva M. BASS, 85, of 421 Railroad St., Argos, died at 7:12 a.m. today at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.  She had been in failing health for nine months.

                She was born Sept. 5, 1903 in Everson, Pa., to Lewis and Pearl BROWN.  She lived in the Argos community for 38 years, coming from Gary.  On May 12, 1928 in Gary, she married Earl BASS, who preceded in death Aug. 16, 1979.  She was a former employee of Beatty Memorial Hospital, Westville.

                Surviving are cousins and friends.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, with Elder Robert RETTINGER officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.  Friends may call two hours prior to services.  Memorials may be made to the Marshall County Cancer Society or the Argos Public Library.

 

Friday, June 2, 1989 to Wednesday, June 7, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Thursday, June 8, 1989

 

Maurice A. Thrush

                Maurice A. THRUSH, 77, Kokomo, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, following a two-day illness.

                He was born April 10, 1912 in Indianapolis to Charles Oren and Meta HESS THRUSH.  On June 25, 1939 he married Grace POHLMAN, who survives.  He had lived in Chicago and Rochester before moving to Howard County in 1945.  He retired from Chrysler Corporation, Kokomo, in 1976 after 30 years of service.  He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kokomo; UAW Local Union 685, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are a sister, Esther THRUSH, Rochester; two nephews, and a niece.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert BOHLMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the North Union Cemetery, Howard County.  Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Murray Funeral Home, Galveston, and after        10 a.m. Friday at the church.


Sophie Hoglund

                [Sophie] HOGLUND, 75, Rocheter Nursing Home, died at 10 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.

                Surviving is a son, James [HOGLUND], Rochester.

                Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.

 

Friday, June 9, 1989

 

Sophie Hoglund

                Services for Sophie “Sally” HOGLUND, 75, Rochester Nursing Home, will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Sorenson Funeral Home, Daggett, Mich.

                Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sorenson Funeral Home in Daggett.  Burial will be in the Baptist Cemetery, Daggett.

                Formerly of 1226 Rochester Blvd., Mrs. Hoglund died at 9:51 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Hospital.

                She was born Aug. 4, 1913 in Ishpeming, Mich., to John and Sanna NASI LAITINEN.  In 1942 at Hot Springs, Ark., she married Lawrence W. HOGLUND, who died Aug. 9, 1987.  She moved to this area 32 years ago from Daggett.

                Surviving are two sons, James W. [HOGLUND], Rochester, and Larry W. [HOGLUND], Edwardsburg, Mich.; four grandchildren, Chris HOGLUND, Rochester, and Keith, Stacy and Chad HOGLUND, Edwardsburg; a brother, George LAITINEN, Daggett, and two sisters, Mrs. Verland (Dorothy) MACK and Mrs. Leslie (Martha) KOHTAMAKI, both of Carney, Mich.  Four brothers and sisters preceded in death.

 

Dale Daulton

                Dale “Dirty” DAULTON, 74, of 315 E. Eighth St., died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at his residence following a two-month illness.

                He was born April 27, 1915 in Rochester to Charles and Lucy SHAFFER DAULTON and had lived all his life in this community.  On Oct. 6, 1936 in Valparaiso, he married Mable A. NIXON, who survives.  In 1977 he retired from the Rochester Telephone Company.  He served with U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific Theater of War, and was a member of the Rochester American Legion, Manitou Moose Lodge and the Rochester Elks Lodge.

                Surviving with the wife are two sisters, Mrs. Barbara SWAIN, South Bend, and Mrs. Velma VIGUS, Torrance, Calif.; two brothers, Ben and Wayne [DAULTON], both of Rochester, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Glen [DAULTON].

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Donald BOWMAN officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, where the American Legion will conduct graveside services.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.


John S. Marburger

                John S. MARBURGER, 58, Peru, died at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Carmel.

                He was born July 4, 1930 in Peru to Paul and Lucille STEVENS MARBURGER.  On July 17, 1955 he married Betty HALL, who survives.  He was owner and operator of Marburger Packing Inc., Peru, a member of the Peru First Baptist Church, a life member of the Peru Elks Lodge, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Lisa STANFIELD, three sons, John A., Paul S. and David W. [MARBURGER], and a sister, Joann ZIPPERIAN, all of Peru, and six grandchildren.

                Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Revs. Dr. H. P. GAINES and Bryan CLEMENS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.  Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the Circus City Festival or the John Marburger Scholarship Fund through the Wabash Valley Bank, Peru.

 

Herman L. Haines

                Herman L. HAINES, 79, Noblesville, died this morning at Riverview Hospital, Noblesville.

                He was born Jan. 12, 1910, in Fulton County to John and Ida COX HAINES.  He was a self-employed truck driver; a member of Gray Friends Meeting; the Noblesville American Legion; the Lapel Jubilee Chorus, and was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran.

                Surviving with the wife, Grace FLOOR, Noblesville, are a son, Leonard [HAINES], Greenfield; a daughter, Glenda KLINGENSMITH, Noblesville, and four grandchildren.

                Services will be 10:30 am. Monday at the Smith Funeral Home, Carmel, with the Rev. Francis KINSEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Gray Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday       2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Saturday, June 10, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 12, 1989

 

Ida Mort

                Ida  “Sally” MORT, 78, Peru, died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday at Dukes Continuing Care Center, Peru.

                She was born Aug. 28, 1909 in Camp Point, Ill., to John and Irene LANGDON.  On July 10, 1927, she married Elbert MORT, who died Nov. 1, 1982.  She moved to Peru in 1988 from Rocheter.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Rochester, and the Rochester Garden Club.

                Surviving are a daughter Dorothy LIFE, Peru; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Neva GOTHARD, Peru, and four brothers, David [LANGDON], Peru; Charles [LANGDON], Pensacola, Fla., Roy [LANGDON], Sioux Fals, S.C., and Ralph [LANGDON], Kansas City, Mo.

                Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, with the Rev. George McCARTY officiating.  Memorials may be made to charity.


William C. MacLain

                William Clifford “Click” MacLAIN, 64, Rt. 1, Kewanna, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Fort Wayne.

                He was born Jan. 23, 1925, at Kewanna to Joseph Calvin and Rosa MANES MacLAIN.  He was employed in general construction.  A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the Kewanna VFW and the Rochester American Legion.

                Surviving are his mother, Rosa, Kewanna; a daughter, Jan STOCKBERGER, and a son Tom [MacLAIN], both of Rochester; a brother, Lawrece [MacLAIN], Kewanna; ten sisters, Mattie RAINEY and Marilyn ZARTMAN, both of Kewanna; Roxie FRY, Fulton; Blanche CULVER, Empire, Ala.; Ruth BEEDY, Emily BROWN and Flo CONLEY, all of Plymouth; Jessie HINES, Royal Center, and Merle ISAACS and Gladys STUTZMAN, both of Broaddus, Texas, and four grandchildren.  His father and a brother preceded in death.

                Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna, with the Rev. Bryan TON officiating.  Burial will be in the Bruce Lake Cemetery near Kewanna.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today.  There will be military graveside services.

 

Joseph A. Miller

                Joseph A. MILLER, 81, Rt. 1, Mentone, died at 6:14 p.m. Friday in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                He was born Sept. 15, 1907 near Mentone in Franklin Township of Kosciusko County to Owen ad Louise CREAKBAUM MILLER.  He lived in the area all of his life.  On Feb. 17, 1928 in Plymouth, he married E. Joy MARTIN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer and also employed at Niff-Corr Corporation, Mentone.

                Surviving with the wife are two sons, Jack [MILLER], Akron, and James [MILLER], Mentone; three sisters, Lola PARKER and Mary MARSHALL, both of Mentone, and Julie BELSCHNER, Fort Wayne; a brother, Everett MILLER, Plymouth; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Seven brothers and a sister preceded in death.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Brother T.R. JONES officiating.  Burial will be in the Mentone Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

 

Genevieve Warren

                Genevieve WARREN, 80, Rt. 2, Bourbon, died unexpectedly at 11:18 a.m. Sunday in the emergency room of Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

                She was born Aug. 8, 1908 at Argos to Willard and Fern STEVENSON McGRIFF.  On Feb. 19, 1925 at Plymouth she married Ralph M. WARREN.  He died Sept. 20, 1975.  She was a member of the Harrison Center Church, the Mentone Home Ec Club and the Scrambled Egg Symphony Band.

                Surviving are five daughers, Mrs. Leroy (Donna Belle) GROSSMAN, Rochester; Marjorie ERVIN, Bremen; Mrs. Lloyd (Phyllis) MILLER, Goshen Mrs. John (Bonnie) McCLOUGHAN, Greensburg, Ky., and Mrs. William (Carolyn) CHURCH, Angola; fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vida COOK, Pierceton, and Leila JOHNSON, Berrien Springs, Mich.; two brothers, Dwight LUTY, Chandler, Ariz., and Eugene McGRIFF, Plymouth.  She was preceded in death by a daughter.

                Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the King Memorial Home, Mentone, with the Rev. Robert GRAY officiating.  Burial will be in the Harrison Center Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.


Zerna G. Kerlin

                Zerna G. “Peggy” KERLIN, 68, of 208 N. Columbia St., Silver Lake, died at 1:42 a.m. today at Kosciuskoi Community Hospital, Warsaw, following a short illness.

                She was born Aug. 15, 1920 in Seward Township of Kosciusko County, to Elmer and Oma PERRY KUHN.  She lived in the Akron and Silver Lake areas all of her life.  On Feb. 4, 1939 she married Arthur Dean KERLIN.  He died Aug. 17, 1988.  She was employed for many years at the Warsaw License Branch and was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God and a former member of the Eastern Star.

                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Molly) BRADFORD, Silver Lake; two grandsons; a granddaughter; a sister, Mrs. Dale (Evelyn) KRIEG, Akron; a brother, James Harvey KUHN, Cameron, Mont.; a half-sister, Mrs. Wellington (Maureen) YOUNG, Auburn; a half-brother, Willard KUHN, Burket, and nieces and nephews.

                Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Silver Creek Church of God with the Rev. Randy SAMUELS officiating.  Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery.  Friends may call from  2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Strong Funeral Home, Silver Lake, and after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

 

Tuesday, June 13, 1989

 

Catherin E. Bailey

                An Akron woman died of injuries sustained in a one-car accident on County Road 375 North, west of Indiana 25, at 6:25 a.m. today.

                County police said [Catherin] E. BAILEY, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Deputy Coroner Edward WENRICK said Bailey died of massive head injuries.  Police said she was thrown from the car when it left the county road, hit a tree, and flipped before landing on its wheels.  Police said Lauren P. SMILEY, 18, Rt. 5, Rochester, was treated at Woodlawn Hospital for multiple cuts and scratches and released.

                Police initially not certain which woman was driving the car, said the accident is still under investigation.

                It was Fulton County’s fourth traffic fatality of the year.  By this date last year, two had died locally.

                Arrangements are pending at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester.


Dick A. Miller

                Dick A. MILLER, 65, Rt. 7 (Indiana 14 East) died at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Woodlawn Hospital where he had been a patient for 2 12 weeks.

                He was born Feb. 17, 1924 in LaPorte to Phil and Velma HORTON MILLER.  He lived most of his life in Rochester.  On March 10, 1948 at Akron he married Irene RHODES, who survives.  He had been associated wih the Fansler Lumber Company for 38 years.  He was co-owner from 1964 until his retirement in 1984.  He was a member of the New Life Church of Rochester, was a former member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Warren (Debbie) TATTER, Rochester; a son, Terry M. [MILLER], Mission Viejo, Calif.; four grandchildren, Derek and Adam TATTER of Rochester and T.J. and Elizabeth MILLER, Mission Viejo; a sister, Mrs. Audrey BARKMAN, Mishawaka, and three brothers, Billy [MILLER], Plymouth; Carl [MILLER], Rochester, and Dale [MILLER], Athens.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Loren [MILLER], who died in infancy, and John M. [MILLER], in 1987.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Brian TAMMANY officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery where the VFW and American Legion will conduct graveside services.  Friends may call from       2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Hospital.

 

Wednesday, June 14, 1989

 

Catherin E. Bailey

                Graveside services for Catherin E. BAILEY, 18, Rt. 5, Rochester (Meiser’s Trailer Court), will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Akron Cemetery.

                The Rev. Jack HARTMAN will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester, is handling arrangements.

                Miss Bailey was killed about 6:25 a.m. Tuesday in a one-car accident on County Road 375 North, west of Indiana 25.

                She was born Nov. 26, 1970 in Rochester to Robert BAILEY, Rochester, and Eleanor HOPKINS FETROW, Akron.  She was employed at Wireflex Corp., in Bourbon, and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Rochester.

                Surviving with the mother and father are four sisters, Mrs. Kimberly HARSHMAN, Akron; Mrs. Charles (Karin) FOWLER, Rochester; Mrs. Terry (Barbara) HEISLER, Beaver Dam, and Miss Linda FETROW, Akron; two brothers, Byron Robert BAILEY, Rochester, and Aaron FETROW, Toledo, Ohio; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Byron (Edna) BAILEY, Rochester; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth HOPKINS, Akron; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Oscar “Sissy” HOPKINS, Akron, and aunts and uncles.


Thursday, June 15, 1989

 

Ruth E. Murphy

                Ruth E. MURPHY, 96, Denver, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Peru.

                She was born July 4, 1892, in Mexico to John W. and Lee PRUDENCE WRAY.  On June 6, 1915, she married Lewis GEARHART, who died Jan. 9, 1919.  On Oct. 22, 1924, she married Earl MURPHY.  He died in Feb. 22, 1955.  She was a member of the Chili United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

                Surviving are two daughters, Eileen GEARHART MURPHY, Denver, and Loraine MOORE, Hot Springs, Ark.; two sons, Lyman “Bud” MURPHY, and Raymond MURPHY, both of Denver; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lula RUSH, Bess RUSH, and Ollie PETERS, and by two brothers, Hugh WRAY and William WRAY.

                Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Revs. Don RICHEY and Douglas BARBER officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Lloyd L. Sullivan

                Lloyd L. SULLIVAN, 77, Rt. 1, Twelve Mile, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He was born Jan. 29, 1912, at Twelve Mile to John T. and Minnie Ann DENISTON SULLIVAN.  On June 14, 1942 in Terre Haute, he married Thelma Dorothy MARTIN, who survives.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Logansport, a 50-year member of the Twelve Mile Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.

                Surviving are a daughter, Jessie Ann McVAY, Twelve Mile; three grandchildren, and a sister, E. Ann SULLIVAN, Tamarac, Fla.

                Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McCain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. Nancy NICHOLS officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

Friday, June 16, 1989

 

Effie I. Ladow

                Effie I. “Billie” LADOW, 68, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.

                She was born July 13, 1920 in Clarks Hill to J. Willard and Zertha STINGLEY THOMPSON.  On April 13, 1941 in Stockwell, she married Charles “Chuck” LADOW, who survives.  She retired in 1981 from Kirkwood Insurance Company, Logansport.  She was a member of Helm Street Church of God, Logansport.

                Surviving with the husband are two sons, Thomas [LADOW], Logansport; Robert [LADOW], Lagrange, Fla.; five grandchildren, and a sister, Aleta SHULTZ, Crawfordsville.  She was preceded in death by a daughter.

                Services will be 1:30 Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with the Rev. Ron NESMITH officiating.  Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Vivian C. Cornett

                Vivian C. CORNETT, 67, formerly of 524 Liberty St., Culver, died at 2 p.m. Monday at Hill Haven Nursing Home, Norfolk, Va.

                She was born Sept. 14, 1921 at Paris, Ill., to Harold and Bernice MULVANEY DRAKE.  On May 15, 1942 at Fort Benning, Ga., she married Alan CORNETT Sr., who survives.  She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Culver; past matron of the Culver Emily Jane Chapter Order of Eastern Star; past mother advisor of Culver Rainbow Girls, and past president of the Culver VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  She moved to Culver in 1966 from Park Forest, Ill. and was employed at Culver Military and Girls Academies.

                Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Sandra) DONCAL, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Steven (Vivian “Vickie”) JONES, Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, Alan [CORNETT] Jr., Winona, Minn.; Michael [CORNETT], Grovertown; eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

                Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, with the Rev. Donald WAGNER officiating.  Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home where the Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at    7 p.m.  The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will conduct graveside services on Saturday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Culver VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

 

Saturday, June 17, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 19, 1989

 

Clyde R. Wolf

                Clyde Raymond WOLF, 81, Frankfort, died at 12:07 a.m. Saturday in Clinton County Hospital.

                He was born March 5, 1908 in Miami County to John A. and Nora L. MORT WOLF.  On Sept. 4, 1926 in Rochester, he married Jennie WALES, who survives.  He retired in 1972 after 42 years as Ford parts manager for Lewis Ford, Frankfort.  He was a member of St. Matthew’s Methodist church of Frankfort and the Clinton Masonic Lodge, and was on the Franfort City Council from 1952-55.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mary Jane HURLEY, Metairie, La.; a sister, Naomi FRUSHOUR, Peru; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

                Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, with the Rev. Charles BURGEN officiating.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Frankfort.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Tuesday, June 20, 1989

 

Albertus Van Dien Jr.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Albertus “Bert” Van DIEN Jr., 74, Las Vegas, Nev., a former Rochester resident, who died at 3 a.m. today at Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas.

                He moved to Las Vegas 20 years ago after retiring from the Rochester post office.


William R. White

                William R. WHITE, 70, Rt. 2, Kewanna, died at 7:38 p.m. Monday at Community Hospital, Indianapolis.

                He was born May 22, 1919 in Fulton County to Theodore H. and Mae TYRRELL WHITE.  On July 28, 1945 at Kewanna he married Monica SCHEETZ, who survives.  A Wayne Township farmer, he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Rochester and the Farmer’s Union.

                Surviving with the wife are a son, John Theodore [WHITE], Kewanna; the step-mother, Helena WHITE, Kewanna; a brother, James T. [WHITE], Kewanna, and two grandsons.

                Services will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kewanna, with the Revs. Cornelius KELLY and John F. COSTELLO officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna.  The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Arthritic Foundation.

 

Glen L. Knauff

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester for Glen L. KNAUFF, 71, of 1314 Washington St., who died at 3:55 a.m. today at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Marion.

                He was born Nov. 28, 1917 in Deedsville, Miami County, to Truman and Clora BROWN KNAUFF.  He lived most of his life in Rochester.  On Jan. 23, 1943 in Sharon, he married Eileen FISHER, who survives.  In 1978 he retited from the U.S. Postal Service, Rochester department, where he was employed for 35 years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Rochester, where he was a deacon, trustee and superintendent for a number of years, a member of the national Rural Letter Carriers, and a U.S. Army World War II veteran serving in the Pacific Theater.

                Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Glenda) DEHM, Georgetown, Texas; a son, Stanley D. [KNAUFF], Indianapolis; a grandson, Brett M. DEHM, Georgetown; two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Orpha) ADKINS, Peru, and Mrs. Lee (Orma June) RICH, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Myron [KNAUFF], Valparaiso.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald [KNAUFF], in September 1988.

 

Wednesday, June 21, 1989

 

Mary R. Bergen

                Mary R. BERGEN, 68, of 1617 Elm St., died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Canterbury Manor.

                She was born March 23, 1921 in Logansport to Clarence and Pearl CLINGER BRINER.  She moved here in 1984 from Hammond.  On Aug 18, 1959 she married James R. BERGEN, who died Jan. 10, 1989.

                Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Doris SCHWEITZER, Shererville; Mrs. Alice BRAZLOVITZ, Dyer, and Mrs. Betty TIDWELL, Greenbriar, Tenn.  A brother, Byron [BERGEN], preceded in death.

                There will be no services or calling hours.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.


Glen L. Knauff

                Services for Glen L. KNAUFF, who died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Marion, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

                The Rev. Junior BOSE will officiate, and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, where the American Legion and VFW will conduct services.  Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Albertus Van Dien Jr.

                Services for Albertus “Bert” Van DIEN Jr., 74, who died at 3 a.m. Tuesday at Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas, Nev., will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.

                The Rev. John RAMSEY will officiate, and burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and after noon on Sunday.

                Mr. Van Dien was born Aug. 8, 1914 in Rochester to Albertus and Gertrude COX      Van DIEN Sr.  He lived in Rochester most of his life, retiring in 1969 after 30 years’ service with the Rochester Postal Department, and moved to Las Vegas that year.  On April 23, 1939 in Rochester, he married Mabel Elizabeth KELCH, who died Aug. 23, 1984.

                He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

                Surviving are two sisters, Gwendolyn BETHUNE, Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Mary Ann Van DIEN, El Paso, Tcxas, and a nephew, William F. BETHUNE, Mt. Clemens.  A brother, Frederick [Van DIEN], was a B-25 bomber pilot who was killed in action in 1944 during World War II.

 

Andrew N. Isley

                Andrew N. (Noble) ISLEY, 83, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Wabash Health Care Center.

                He was born Sept. 4, 1905 near Silver Lake to Orlando and Nancy KRAMER ISLEY.  On Dec. 5, 1942 in Rochester, he married Reba WAGONER CLEMANS, who survives.  He was a retired carpenter, a former employee of Sears Roebuck and Company, and the Fansler Lumber Co., Rochester.  He was a member of the Manitou Moose Lodge, Peru Eagles Lodge and the Carpenters Union.

                Surviving with the wife are eight daughters, Mrs. Nancy HOFFMAN, Rochester, Mrs. Sidney (Mary) SIVITS and Mrs. John (Sue) MILLER, both of Peru; Mrs. Delbert (Norma) BOLEN, Mentone; Mrs. David (Cindy) POAGE, Claypool, Barbara REESE, Bourbon; Juanita UTTER, Argos, and Loretta MILLER, Middleboro, Mass.; four sons, Carlton CLEMANS, Landcaster, Calif.; Larry ISLEY, Kewanna; Kenneth ISLEY, Menone, and Max ISLEY, Silver Lake; forty-eight grandchildren, and thirty-eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Dale [ISLEY], in 1978; a great-grandson, four sisters, and four brothers.

                Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Tim ROHRBACHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and after 9 a.m. Friday.


Thursday, June 22, 1989

 

Noble Isley

                Services for [Andrew N.] Noble ISLEY, 83, Rt. 1, Silver Lake, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron, with the Rev. Tim ROHRBACHER officiating.  Burial will be in the Athens Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today, and after 9 a.m. Friday.

 

Friday, June 23, 1989

 

William M. Rowe

                William McKinley ROWE, 92, a former Akron area resident, died at 4:20 a.m. today at Terrace View Living Center, Shell Lake, Wis.

                Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Akron.

 

Saturday, June 24, 1989

 

[no obits]

 

Monday, June 26, 1989

 

William M. Rowe

                William McKinley ROWE, 92, formerly of Akron and Spooner, Wis., died at 4:20 a.m. Friday at the Terrace View Living Center in Shell Lake, Wis., where he had resided for three months.