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Arthur Curtis, past 41 years old, died Tuesday at the home of his father, George Arthur, on N. Main St. in Churubusco of neuralgia of the heart. He had been down town during the day and became ill Monday night. + 12-?-1927
Arthur George F, farmer residing just north of Churubusco in the edge of Noble County, died at his home Saturday after being ill for the past month, following a severe sunstroke. He was born in Noble County Dec. 16, 1858, and at his death was aged 69 years, 8 months, and 2 days. Nov. 2, 1890 he married Rebecca Russell, who, with three children, survive. They are Mrs. H. B. Budd, Galion, O., and Catherine and Jayson at home. + 9-?-1928
Arthur Jayson, 37, was killed Saturday by a traction car in Toledo after visiting with some friends. Just how the accident occurred is not known. Surviving him are his mother; and two sisters, Kate of Chicago and Mrs. Fannie Budd of Canandaigua, N.Y. He was born in Noble County on May 11, 1899 to Rebecca and George Arthur. He spent his boyhood and young manhood in Churubusco where he graduated from high school. He was a star player on the basket ball squad. He had resided in Toledo for the past three years. He was buried Wednesday in Christian Chapel Cemetery following services at the Arthur home on N. Main St. + 1936
Arthur Lucinda A "Lucy", 86, of R. 1, Albion, died Wednesday (d. 5-21-1986) in Millerís Merry Manor, Garrett. She was born Sept. 18, 1899 in Adams County to Simon and Martha Smith. On Sept. 17, 1921 in Fort Wayne, she married Tony W. Arthur, who died in Feb. 1962. She had lived in the Albion area since 1945. Surviving are a daughter, Jean Lachot of Fort Wayne; three sons, William G. of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jack of Prescott, Ariz., and Jerry of R. 1, Albion; three sisters, Mrs. Lee (Florence) Garrison and Mrs. Walter (Ilene) Sprunger of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. William (Esther) Beirne of Kendall Park, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-21-1986
Arthur Rebecca Jane, 70, suffering from a heart ailment for some time, died Sunday at her home here. She was the widow of George Arthur, stock buyer, who at one time operated a general store here. She resided at Green Center in Noble County for a number of years, later moving to Whitley County. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Katherine of Chicago, and Mrs. Harry Budd, of Hartford, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. Leslie McCoy of this city, and Mrs. D. V. Leitch of Columbia City; and one brother, William Russell of Allegan, Mich. She was a member of the United Brethren Church. Funeral Tuesday at the residence. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1940
Arthur Tony W, 64, R. 1, Skinner Lake, died Monday at McCray Hospital. He was a retired General Electric electrician and belonged to the GE Quarter Century Club. He was a member of the American Legion Post 246, Albion, and was a veteran of WW I. He was born Oct. 20, 1897 in Churubusco to Leslie and Lola (Garrison) Arthur. He married Lucy Smith in Fort Wayne on Sept. 17, 1921. Surviving are the widow; three sons, William and Jack of Scarsdale, Ariz., Jerry of Michigan City; and one daughter, Mrs. Jay Lachot , Fort Wayne; and six grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Elzey Home for Funerals in Waynedale. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1962
Arthur W C, a former farmer of Green Twp, died at his home in Churubusco last week. ~ 10-6-1898
Artley Jessie Naomi, 91, of Albion, died Dec. 6, 2006 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She had attended People Bible Church. She was born June 9, 1915 in Green Twp, Noble County, to Silas and Eulalia (Walburn) Gaff. She married Russell D. Artley on May 19, 1951 in Ligonier. He died Jan. 24, 2001. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Suzanne Hoover of Albion; 4 grandchildren; 9 great and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen. Burial, Violett Cemetery. ^ 12-7-2006
Asbury David O, 22 of Albion, died in an auto accident Tuesday north of Fort Wayne on Ind. 3. He was born in Panther, W. Va., Aug. 20, 1963, the son of Emit and Georgia (Beavers) Asbury. His father survives in W. Va., and his mother in Albion. He had moved to this area from W. Va. 18 years ago. Also surviving are a daughter, Brittney R. Downing of Kendallville; a sister, Marie Asbury of Albion; and two brothers, Charles II and Paul, both Albion. Services Friday in Salem United Baptist Church, near Rome City. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-5-1986
Asbury Emit, 61, of Kendallville, died early today in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Iaeger, W.Va. on May 18, 1932 to Tarvan and Bessie (Kennedy) Asbury. He retired in 1992 as a concrete construction worker. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Giran (Marie) Kunkel of Kendallville; a son, Paul of Albion; 3 sisters, Ruth Lester of Hampton, Va., Ruby McCoy of Iaeger, and Nadine Wieberg of Omaha, Neb.; 2 brothers, John Richie of Kendallville and James Richie of Iaeger; and a granddaughter, Brittany. A son, David; and 2 brothers, Dewey and Herman, preceded him in death. Funeral Sunday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. +9-3-1993
Ash M Arnoldine died Wednesday in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Saskatown, Canada on March 30, 1913 to George and Nellie (Sharp) Ash. She was a religious sister and registered nurse of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart since 1933, working in hospitals in Chicago and LaSalle, Ill. She had lived in Avilla 5 months, coming from Frankfort, Ill. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Albert, Alfred and Arnold. Funeral Mass Sunday in Sacred Heart Home chapel. Burial, Sacred Heart Home Cemetery. + 6-17-1998
Ashby Les G, 37, Indianapolis, died Thursday in Indianapolis. Born April 4, 1931 in Wolcottville, he was the son of Paul and Lily (Rockville) Ashby of Kendallville. He married Patricia Whatteker July 1, 1966 in Ill. A former area resident, he resided in Indianapolis the past eight years. He was employed as general manager of Huber Office Equipment. He was a 1959 graduate of Kendallville High School and attended Ball State University and the University of Evansville. A member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church, he was secretary of the Indianapolis Airport Kiwanis. Other survivors include one daughter, Melody, Indianapolis; two stepdaughters, Marcelle Wells and Mrs. Pat Meece, both Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Edward D. Stocker, Indianapolis; two brothers, Malcolm, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and Robert, Kendallville. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1979
Ashby Lily V, 81, of Kendallville, died today at the home of her son, Robert H. at R. 4, Kendallville. Born in St. Pierre June 25, 1898, she was the daughter of Malcomb V. and Harriet (Murray) Rockwell. On Dec. 25, 1924 she married Paul W. Ashby, who survives in Knox. She moved to Kendallville in 1944 from Wolcottville. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, the Delphia Club and the Wesleyan Service Guild. Survivors besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Elaine) Stocker of Indianapolis; two sons, Malcolm "Mac", Canada, and Robert of Kendallville; three sisters, Mrs. Violet Hill of Henderson, Ark., Mrs. Daisy Dowlen of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Fleda Rogers of McHenry, Ill.; a brother, Leslie O. of Granger; six grandchildren. A son, Leslie, preceded her in death March 8, 1979. Funeral Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
Ashby Paul Warren, 99, a well-known artist and former Kendallville resident, died Monday in Affinity Care Center in Ontario, Ore. He was born in Gunnison, Colo. on September 9, 1893 to Rev. William Rufus and Lydia Florence (Kellion) Ashby. On December 25, 1924 in Knox, Ind., he married Lily Viola Rockwell. She died September 20, 1979. He moved to Kendallville from Wolcottville in 1944. He resided in Idaho 3 years before moving to the care center. He taught in many public Indiana schools, including Wolcottville and Kendallville. He was a 1919 graduate of Indiana State University, a 1931 graduate of Evansville University and 1947 post-graduate of Indiana University. He had shown in more than 175 juried art shows, won more than 80 prizes and held nearly 30 one-man shows. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Fort Wayne Artists Guild, Noble County Art Association and Grant County Art Association. Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Stocker of Indianapolis; 2 sons, Robert H. of Kendallville and Malcolm W. of Payette, Idaho; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A son, Leslie G., died in 1979. Graveside services Wednesday in Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-13-1993
Asher Clifford L, 64, of Waterloo, died Wednesday at DeKalb Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1919 in Topeka, the son of Ray and Viola (Hart) Asher. In 1952 in Angola he married Dorothy Bittner. Moving from Rome City to Waterloo 10 years ago, he had formerly owned and operated the Rome City Standard Station and was retired after 28 years from Wermuth Construction Co. in Fort Wayne. He was a veteran of WW II and had been a member of the Rome City Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a member of the Fort Wayne Teamsters Local and the VFW in Butler. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Lorraine Burns of Waterloo; two sons, William of Angola, and Larry of Waterloo; a stepdaughter, Teryl Frenn of New Albany, Miss.; a stepson, Charles Laws of Glendale, Calif.; two brothers, John of Fort Wayne, and Thomas of Rome City; and 15 grandchildren. Services Saturday at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-24-1984
Asher Emma R, daughter of Daniel and Catharine Tryon, was born in Wayne County, Ohio Dec. 4, 1851; died at Elkhart Oct. 29, aged 47 years 10 months and 20 days. She married John H. Asher Nov. 12, 1881. They had 3 sons, Earl, Ray and Daniel. At the age of 16 she united with the M. P. Church. She was an invalid for years. Funeral in Kendallville Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-3-1899
Asher Ernest M, 68, of Kendallville, died Jun 11, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a machinist and tool and die maker and served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant. He was born Dec. 1, 1935 in Hazard, Ky. to Dill and Blanche (Baker) Asher. Surviving are his former wife, Annette of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Julie Asher of Auburn; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Jeff Mishler of Rome City; 2 granddaughters, Taryn and Cherise Mishler; a half-brother, Skipper Davis of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a sister, Marie Thompson of Wilcox, Ariz. Preceding him in death were a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Peggy Asher of Lakeland, Fla. Graveside services Tuesday at Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-13-2004
Asher Geraldine R, 58, of 398 Gale St., died today in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. Born April 6, 1923 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Killian and Rose (Schmidt) Vorndran. On Sept. 19, 1942, she married Thomas Asher. She moved from Fort Wayne to Rome City 40 years ago and was a retired Rome City Post Office employee and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Barbara Steven and Mrs. Bruce (Mary Ann) Bowen, both Kendallville; two sons, Michael of Albion, and Steven of Rome City; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Schell of Rome City, and Evelyn Nowak and Rose Hilker, both Fort Wayne; three brothers, Carl and Edmund, Fort Wayne, and Jerome, Richmond; and 10 grandchildren. A son, Patrick, preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1974. Services Wednesday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-7-1981
Asher Patrick R, 23, R. 1. Rome City, died in an auto accident on Ind. 9 a mile south of LaGrange Friday. His 2 passengers, brothers David Isbell 18, and Rockey Isbell 17, and the other driver were also killed. He was southbound at a high rate of speed when he rounded a curve south of the A.T.&T. building, crossed the center line and slammed into officer Michael Waldronís car. He was born Aug. 22, 1951 in Kendallville to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Asher, now of Rome City. He was employed by Reith-Riley Construction Co. Surviving are the parents; a daughter, Angela; two brothers, Michael, Albion, and Steven, Rome City; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Sloan and Mrs. Barbara Zaiser, Rome City. Triple services Monday in Rome City school gym. + 12-?-1974
Asher Ray A, long-time resident of Rome City, died in Fort Wayne Jan. 3, 1966. He was a retired Noble County Highway employee, working for the dept. 22 years. Surviving are three sons, John of Fort Wayne, Clifford, Leo and Thomas of Rome City; one brother, Dan of Chicago; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Thursday at Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1966
Asher Thomas M "Mike", 45, of Albion died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born August 27, 1947 in Kendallville to Thomas R. and Geraldine (Vorndran) Asher. His mother preceded him in death but his father survives in Rome City. A lifetime Noble County resident, he had resided in Albion 25 years, moving from Rome City. Also surviving are his wife; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Black of Albion; a stepson, Ed Call with the U. S. Navy in Spain; 2 sisters, Barb Stevens and Mary Ann Heltzel of Kendallville; a brother, Steve of Rome City. A brother, Patrick, preceded him in death. Graveside services Saturday in Orange Cemetery. + 1-23-1993
Asher Thomas R, 75, of Rome City, died March 14, 1997 in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Brimfield on October 12, 1921 to Ray and Viola (Hart) Asher. On September 19, 1942 he married Geraldine Vorndran. She died December 7, 1981. He retired from the Rome City Street Department in 1983 after 15 years. Previously he had worked as a welder for Sprewers in LaGrange and for Indiana State Highway Department. He was a WW II Army veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. Surviving are his companion, Jane Clark of Rome City; 2 daughters, Mary Ann Heltzel and Barbara Stevens of Kendallville; a son, Steve of Rome City; a brother, John of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Mike and Pat; and a brother, Cliff. Funeral Tuesday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 381, Rome City. +3-14-1997
Asher Tracy Ann, 52, of Battle Creek, died February 3, 2007 at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice. She was born in Steamboat Springs, Colo. on October 11, 1954 to Joseph and Shirley (Hickman) Mundon. She married Rex Farmer Asher in Battle Creek on August 13, 1994. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Annalicia M. and Tim Tyson of Albion, Mich.; a son, Edward Moore of Springfield; 2 grandchildren, Kendal Tyson and Austin Moore; her mother and stepfather, Shirley and Ken Guenther of Albion, Ind.; grandparents, Omar and Shirley Brown; 3 brothers and a sister-in-law, Curtis, Scott, and Russ and Anne Mundon; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Vickie and Pat Merrill and Jodie and Warren Patrick. Services Wednesday at Emmett St. Missionary Church, Battle Creek. Burial, Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Mich. ^ 2-6-2007
Ashton Charles Robert, 67, of Fort Wayne died Dec. 2 at his home. He retired in 1979 from Conrail after 41 years as division supervisor of materials. Surviving are his wife, M. Marie; a daughter, Suzanne M., Fort Wayne; three sons, Thomas M., Gaithersburg, Md.; James F., Huntertown, and Samuel S. of LaOtto; a sister, Pauline Patterson of Greenwood; a brother, Paul of Venedocia, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Services Friday in Klaehnís Wayne St. Chapel, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 12-11-1986
Askew Harry L, 64, died of apoplexy Friday at his home in Fort Wayne. He spent his boyhood in Albion and here learned the printerís trade. He established the Avilla News and published that paper several years, going from Avilla to Fort Wayne to become a reporter on the Sentinel and afterward became managing editor for that paper. For the past 15 years he has been identified with the Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. of Fort Wayne. He leaves one brother, Frank of Dallas, Texas; and two cousins, Mrs. Elizabeth Clark and Miss Harriet Miller of Albion. Funeral at the home in Fort Wayne Monday . Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 2-?-1932
Askew Ida Bell (Henry) died Sunday at her home in Fort Wayne. She was well-known because of her philanthropic, civic, social and religious activities. She was born in W. Va. and came to Avilla with her parents when a girl. Forty years ago she was united in marriage to Harry Askew, who had been an Albion resident for many years. She is survived by the husband; two brothers, J. L. Henry, Ligonier, and R. A. Henry of Detroit. Funeral Tuesday from the home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + No date
Askew Margaret, a resident of Albion, died at her home in that place Sunday. She was 73 years, 7 months and 18 days of age, and is survived by two sons, Harry L. of Fort Wayne, and Frank I., of Dallas, Texas. Funeral was Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. ~ 12-11-1912
Askew Robert, father of the editor of this paper, died March 20, of heart failure, aged 52 years, 10 months, 15 days. Mr. Askew was a native of England, where he was born at Thornby, Northamptonshire, June 5, 1838, and came to America in 1862. Funeral at the Lutheran Church on Monday. ~ 3-26-1891
Askew Sophia, 81, a pioneer resident of Grass Lake Village, died at Grace Hospital in Detroit, Sunday. She was born in Dowagiac May 26, 1852, the daughter of George and Delia Lord, and came to Grass Lake with her parents in early childhood. In May 1875 she was married to John Askew, who died in 1908. She was loyal to the Congregational Church with which she affiliated in her youth and was a charter member of Grass Lake Chapter 159 OES. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Shephard, Washington D.C.; a son, George in Detroit; a granddaughter, Mrs. Wallace Stewart, Detroit; and three sisters, Mrs. Florence Goss, Billings, Mont., Mrs. Hendrick, VanOmmeoren, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Harriet Shaler. + 1933
Askew William died at his home at Saunemin, Ill., Sunday after an illness of two or three weeks from la grippe. Mr. Askew resided here from 1856 to 1868 and at one time owned the present farm of William Piper. He was an uncle of the editor of this paper. ~ 4-27-1893
Askren Hunter Paul, 3 and one-half months old, died Dec. 12, 2001 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born Aug. 24, 2001 in Fort Wayne to Anthony Askren and Karen Stroup. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Terry and Ann Askren of Albion and Paul K. Sommers of Fort Wayne; a great-grandmother, Lana Meyers of Ligonier; 2 half-brothers, Kendal and Terry Askren of Garrett. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Velma Sommers. Funeral Dec. 15 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 12-19-2001
Asman Rebecca was born in Timberland, Lincolnshire, England, February 16, 1898. She was married to Henry Charles Asman, March 5, 1848 and to this union was born two children, Joseph H. Asman and Elizabeth Eleanor Asman. The son died in 1855 and the father in 1894, leaving the daughter the only surviving member of the family. Mrs. Asman died at the home in York Township, October 28, Her surviving daughter has the sympathy and respect of the community. Notice the death yearóthe obit has 1898, but that cannot be correct. Ligonier Leader 1-17-1898 Contributed by Judy Richter
Aspel Charlotte R, 89, died Jan. 14 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born April 25, 1908 in Ege. She and Edward J. Aspel were married Nov. 14, 1931 in Garrett. He died in August 1970. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Henry of Ventnor, N.J.; one son, Raymond of Lockport, Ill.; one sister, Catherine Deardorff of Zionsville; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One sister, Marie Shoudel, preceded her in death. Funeral at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial, Calvary Cemetery, Lockport, Ill. ~ 1-29-1998
Atkins Charles V, 81, of Auburn, died Feb. 25, 1996 at Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. He was born June 21, 1914 in Toledo, Ohio to Charles E. and Nevada (Brown) Atkins. He married Mary J. Hess Sept. 9, 1937 in Avilla. He was a setup man at Warner Gear in Auburn for 33 years, retiring Feb. 1, 1973. He was an honorary member of the U.A.W. in Auburn. Survivors include 2 daughters, Janet Hathaway and Charlotte McCrory of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Opal Woolery of Kingman, Ariz., and Vivian Houg of Hasparia, Calif. He was preceded in death by one sister, Fay. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 2-29-1996
Atkison Aylene M, 79, of R. 3, LaGrange, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. she was born in DeKalb County Jan. 8, 1910, the daughter of Otto and Mertie (Rowe) Hartman. She first married Lawrence Wright in March 1930. He died in Feb. 1979. In Sept. 1981 she married Henry Atkison. He died in March 1988. She was a retired LPN at McCray Hospital and a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and LWML. Surviving are four stepdaughters, Virginia Bedree and Delores Weigil, Fort Wayne, Dorothy Tom of Coldwater Lake, Mich., and Sally Magley of rural LaGrange; a stepson, Robert Atkison of rural Wolcottville; two sisters, Micki Campbell of Bloomington, and Imogene Boitet of Auburn, both of whom were raised by Mrs. Atkison; a brother, Russell of Auburn; a nephew, David Conrad of Auburn, who was also raised by her; two grandchildren. A son, two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Services today in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Corunna. + 12-30-1989
Atkison Henry, 78, of Rome City, and formerly of LaGrange, died Saturday at his residence. He was born March 2, 1910 in LaGrange, the son of Samuel and Ina (Fields) Atkison. On April 10, 1928 in Albion he married Bessie Hensley. She died Oct. 18, 1980. On Sept. 5, 1981 in LaGrange he married Aylene Hartman Wright. A member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church near Pretty Lake, he was retired from Roethele Lumber Co., Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Avery (Sally) Magley of LaGrange, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Tom of Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. Irvin (Delores) Weigel and Virginia Bedree, both Fort Wayne; a son, Robert, Wolcottville; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 3-19-1988
Atteberry Shirley Glenn, 34, a three-month resident of the Chain Oí Lakes Trailer Park in LaOtto, was dead on arrival at McCray Hospital Sunday. He was born July 26, 1928, in Fairfield, Ill. to George and Juanita Atteberry. He was a telephone equipment installer for Automatic Electric of Illinois and had served in the Navy eight years. He moved to LaOtto from Ohio three months ago with his wife, Dorothy Mae, and children, Allen Lee, Richard Eugene and Shirley Ann, all of whom survive. Also surviving are the mother, in Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Ann Henson of Carmi, Ill. The body was transferred to the Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle, where services will be held. ~ 3-7-1963
Atterberry Elizabeth S, 85, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital. A resident of Ligonier the past 11 years, she formerly lived in Fort Wayne and Chicago and served as a buyer for Mandel Dept. Store in Chicago. She was born May 28, 1885 in Servia, Ind., the daughter of Emanuel and Saloma Breckner Thomas. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Daisy M. Smith, Ligonier, and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church and the Womenís Relief Corp. Services Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1970
Atwater Freeda, 85, of R. 4, LaGrange, died Saturday in LaGrange Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1903 in Elkhart. On May 1, 1925 in LaGrange, she married Maynard Atwater, who died Oct. 25, 1988. She was a member of Shore Mennonite Church. Surviving are five daughters, Margaret Miller of Bristol, Madonna Price and Martha Lou Neff, of LaGrange, Marjorie Bixler of Goshen and Marilyn Emmert of Albion; two sons, Maurice and Mark of LaGrange; one sister, Lucille Miller of Goshen; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Merlin, preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Shore Mennonite Church. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 6-3-1989
Atwater Maynard, 87, R. 4, LaGrange, died Tuesday in Millerís Merry Manor, LaGrange. He was a retired farmer and drainage tile dealer. He served many years as chairman of the LaGrange County Democrat Central Committee. A native of LaGrange County, he was born July 17, 1901, the son of Walter and Clara (Latta) Atwater. On May 1, 1925 he married Freeda Miller. Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Lester Miller and Mrs. David Bixler, Elkhart, Mrs. Elmer Neff and Mrs. Jac Price, LaGrange, and Mrs. William Emmert of Albion; two sons, Mark and Maurice, both LaGrange; one brother, Marion of Sebring, Fla.; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A son, Merlin, preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday at Shore Mennonite Church. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 10-25-1988
Atwell Hannah Jane was born on Oct. 26, 1925 to Chancy and Ruby (Shisler) Himes in Goshen, Ind. and died at her home in Amarillo, Texas on April 8, 1964. She attended kindergarten and first grade in New Mexico Elementary School at Washington Center, Noble County. She graduated from North Webster High School in 1943 and attended Purdue University, West Lafayette, where on Jan. 1, 1948 she was united in marriage with Charles Atwell, who with their two daughters, Marion and Barbara, and two sons, Richard and Mark, survive. Her parents also survive. She was preceded in death by two infant sons, David and Paul. She was an active member of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Amarillo where memorial services were April 12, 1964. The body was taken to Albuquerque on Friday for cremation and ashes will be returned to Indiana later. + 4-8-1964
Atwell Martin was born in Orleans County, N.Y. Feb. 9, 1811; and died Feb. 27, aged 77 years and 17 days. He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. He moved to this state in 1848 and has been a resident of Noble County ever since. His mother was the first person interred in the Union Cemetery near Swan 40 years ago this coming May. Funeral was late Monday at Swan. ^ 3-9-1888
Atwell Mary died last Saturday. Funeral at Swan M. E. Church Monday. ^ 7-14-1881
Atz Barbara, two-year old daughter of Mr. and Mr. Eugene Atz, was drowned when she fell from a breakwater into about fourteen inches of water at Syracuse Lake. She was spending a few days with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Atz of Goshen, at the Syracuse Lake cottage and disappeared from her grandmother only a few minutes until her body was discovered in the shallow water bordering the breakwater in front of the Atz cottage. Survivors include the parents, two brothers, and the grandparents. + 8-?-1949
Atz Carl J, 80, a co-founder of the Atz Furniture Co. and a resident of Kendallville the past 49 years, died June 16 at McCray Hospital. He was a prominent civic leader serving on the city planning commission and promoting municipal purchase of land surrounding Kendallville. He has served on the board of directors at Flint & Walling and Quick Processing Co. He was on the board of trustees of the First Presbyterian Church. Born Jan. 23, 1897 in Berne, he was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Kundred) Atz. He married Dora Springer on Sept. 20, 1919 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He came to Kendallville from Goshen in 1928 and was a member of Elks Lodge and American Legion Post 86. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Robert, Kendallville, and Richard, Ligonier; two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Francis, Syracuse, and Mrs. Vernon (Margaret) Sharpe, San Marino, Calif.; one brother, Robert A., Elkhart; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Services June 20 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. + 6-?-1977
Atz Cecile, 57, Ligonier, died Thanksgiving Day from an apparent heart attack at the home of her son, Craig, Cromwell. She was the daughter of Donnabell Brickley of Avilla. She was born March 17, 1929 and had lived in Ligonier for 30 years. She was a member of the Ligonier Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Kappa Sigma Tau Sorority in Ligonier. Surviving are her mother; her husband, Richard; six sons, Gary, Tim, Quentin, Steve and Brent, Ligonier, and Craig of Cromwell; three daughters, Carla Caskey, Cheryl Atz and Carol Slone, Ligonier; 12 grandchildren. Services Nov. 30 in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 12-11-1986
Atz Cora, 95, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Kendallville, died Thursday in Sarasota. Surviving are two sons, Eugene, Venice, Fla., and John, Kendallville; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius. Services Saturday in Sarasota. + 8-25-1988
Atz Eugene R, 75, of Venice, Fla., and a former Kendallville businessman, died Wednesday in Venice. He was born in Kendallville August 26, 1920, to Julius and Cora (Gose) Atz. In 1963 he and his brother, John, became sole owners of Atz Furniture Co., Kendallville, which was founded by his family in 1922. He retired in 1978 and moved from Kendallville to Venice. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II. He had been past president of the Noble County Council and of the Kendallville Plan Commission. He was a Kentucky Colonel, past member of the Indiana Governor's Youth Council and past member of the advisory board of the National Retail Furniture Association. He was a member of the Ligonier Masonic 185 F&AM of Ligonier and Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne. After moving to Fla., he was a member of Venice City Council for 2 terms, past chairman of the Venice Board of Zoning Appeals, a member of the Sahib Temple, Venice Shrine Club, American Legion Post 159 of Venice and a former Elk. Surviving are his wife, Lauralyn of Venice; 2 sons, Dr. William and Tom, both of Indianapolis; a daughter, Diane Ehlers of Nokomis, Fla.; his brother, John of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral Saturday in Grace United Methodist Church in Venice. Graveside services Monday in Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-7-1996
Atz James Carl, 50, of Newark, N.J., died unexpectedly at his residence on June 1. He was born June 11, 1945 in Kendallville to Robert J. and Sally (Gomez) Atz. He moved from Fort Wayne to New Jersey 10 years ago. He was a carpenter and a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion. Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Jackson of Knapp Lake near Cromwell; his stepmother, Betty Atz of Kendallville; a sister, Sue Colasurdo of Pasadena, Calif.; and a stepsister, Linda Young of Cree Lake. Memorial service Monday in First Presbyterian Church, Kendallville. + 6-1-1996
Atz John Albert, 82, of Kendallville, died March 20, 2006 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been associated with Atz Furniture since 1946. His father started the business in Goshen in 1922. The business expanded to Kendallville in 1928 and Ligonier in 1942. He graduated from Goshen High School in 1941 and received his B.S. degree in business from Indiana University in 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville Masonic Lodge F&AM, Kendallville and Ligonier Rotary Clubs and American Legion Post 86. He was born Nov. 4, 1923 in Goshen to Julius A. and Cora Louise (Gose) Atz. He married Julie LaNea Schrock on Sept. 14, 1947 in Goshen. They were named Citizens of the Year in 2000. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah Fagas of Fort Wayne and Catherine and Fred Kreigh of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Theresa of Kendallville; and 4 grandchildren, Jenna Atz, Dustin, Scott and Samuel Kreigh. Services Thursday at Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery with military rites. ^ 3-21-2006
Atz Julia L, 86, of Kendallville died January 13, 2010, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville where she was the organist for over 40 years and the choir director. She was a member of Noble Chapter No. 122, OES for over 50 years. She also was the founder of the Noble County Concert Association and served as its president for 30 years. She was a member of Sigma Eta musical sorority. An accomplished pianist, Mrs. Atz accompanied many East Noble Theatre shows. With her husband, John, she was named Co-Citizen of the Year in 2000. She was born in Goshen on September 23, 1923, to Orlin J. and Eva Louise (Kesler) Schrock. She graduated from Goshen High School in 1941. She then went on to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, graduating in 1945 with a bachelorís degree in music education. She married John Albert Atz on September 14, 1947, at the First Methodist Church in Goshen. Mr. Atz preceded her in death on March 20, 2006. She taught fourth grade at Parkside Elementary School in Goshen from 1945 to 1947. After moving to Kendallville, she served as a music teacher at several local schools including Wayne Center Elementary, Kendallville Central Middle School and East Noble High School for approximately 15 years. Survivors include one son, Joseph and Theresa Atz of Kendallville; two daughters, Deborah Fagas of Fort Wayne and Catherine and Fred Kreigh of Kendallville; four grandchildren, Jenna Marie Atz, Dustin Kreigh, Scott Kreigh and Samuel Kreigh; and brother, Orlin J. and Mildred Schrock of Goshen. Funeral Jan. 17 at Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ Jan 15, 2010
Atz Lauren D, 84, of Tempe, Ariz., and formerly of Kendallville, died March 15, 2013. He was born in Kendallville on September 21, 1928, to Ralph and Elsie (Wagner) Atz. After attending St. John Lutheran School, he graduated from Kendallville High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army. He enrolled in Indiana University in Bloomington and was married to Susannah Herr in 1949. He worked in the family business, Puritan Ice Cream Co. and Atz Ice Cream Shoppes in Kendallville and Fort Wayne, until 1975. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Jaycees, Kendallville Chamber of Commerce, and the Kendallville Rotary Club. In 1975, Lauren and Susie relocated to Scottsdale, Ariz., where they purchased a Hallmark Gift Shop which they operated for 20 years. Surviving are his wife; a brother, Norman Atz of Fort Wayne; and 4 children, Marc (Bobbi) Atz of Washington D.C., Douglas (Deedra) Atz of Kendallville, Barton (Lisa) Atz of Woodland, Calif., and Sarah Beth (Dr. Thomas) Morgan of Sioux City, Iowa; grandchildren, Lindsay, Jacob, Abigail Creigh, Gabriel, and Sarah, Alison and Alexandra; and Rebekah and Matthew; 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service, July 16, 2013, in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-12-2013
Atz Leona, 24, died Wednesday at Kendallville Hospital. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Minor of this city, born Oct. 28, 1893. She graduated from the Kendallville High School class of 1911. August 3, 1914 she was united in marriage to Julius A. Atz, employed in the offices of the Flint & Walling Co. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by the parents, husband, and sister, Miss Alberta. Funeral Saturday afternoon from the A. H. Minor residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-8-1918
Atz Richard Carl, 70, of Ligonier, died Saturday in Goshen General Hospital from respiratory failure. He was born April 2, 1929 in Kendallville to Carl J. and Dora W. (Springer) Atz. On August 1, 1949 in Bedford, Ky., he married Cecile B. Huff. She died in 1986. Surviving are 6 sons, Gary Thomas, Timothy, Quentin and Brent of Ligonier, Craig of Cromwell and Steven of Kendallville; 3 daughters, Carla Lucas, Cheryl Atz and Carol Slone of Ligonier; 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A brother, Robert J., preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-19-1999
Atz Robert J, 56, died Monday from an apparent heart attack while shoveling snow on the sidewalk in front of his home at 230 S. Park Ave. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov. 30, 1921, he was the son of Carl J. and Dora (Springer) Atz. He married Betty R. Lane Aug. 24, 1954 in Rogers City, Mich. He was a graduate of Indiana University, Vogue School of Art, and School of Design, both Chicago, Ill. He was founder, president and factory manager of Trendline Furniture Corp. from 1946 until 1956. From 1965 to 1975 he was factory manager for Holabird Mfg. Co. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Kendallville Rotary Club, American Legion Post 86, the Michiana Aquarium Society, and a veteran of WW II. Survivors are the wife; the mother, Kendallville; two daughters, Sue, Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. Jerry (Linda) Young, Kendallville; one son, James C., Fort Wayne; one brother, Richard C. Ligonier; and one grandchild. Funeral Feb. 9 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1978
Auer Hazel S, 78, of Kendallville was born Aug. 2, 1893 to William R. and Sarah Strait. She was married in 1918 to Arthur A. Auer, who preceded her in death in 1967. They were founders and owners of Kendallville Brush and Broom Co. She continued the business after her husbandís death. She had been a resident of Kendallville since 1911 and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. There are no immediate survivors. Funeral Thursday in the Berhalter Preston Mortuary. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-3-1972
Auer Mary Beth, 22, Ypsilanti, Mich., died Saturday in University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich. She was born Sept. 24, 1949 in Wolf Lake to Marion and Nina (VanAman) Rohm. A graduate of Cromwell High School, she was an office secretary and a member of St. Patrickís Catholic Church, Ligonier. Survivors include the parents; one daughter, Michelle at home; one sister, Rosalie, two brothers, Jerry and James, all at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mr. Leonard Rohm, Mount Dora, Fla., and Mrs. L. H. Jennings, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral Wednesday at St. Patrickís Catholic Church, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1972
Auer Minnie, 66, wife of George A. Auer, died Saturday at her home in Kendallville from heart trouble. Surviving are the husband; two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Lena Mettert and Arthur Auer, Kendallville, Norman and Ruth at home; one brother and four sisters, John C. Bauer, Mrs. Lena Black, Mrs. W. C. Knost, Anna and Elizabeth Bauer, all Portsmouth, O. Funeral Tuesday from Kendallville Presbyterian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1935
Auld John M, 46, (b. 9-3-1903) was found dead in his bed March 22, 1950 at his home three miles northeast of Albion. Cerebral hemorrhage was the cause of death. The family moved here from Chicago about a year ago. Surviving are his wife, Rose C., one son and three daughters, John 6, Judith 7, Margaret 11, and Shirley 16; one sister, Mrs. Jack Merritt of Chicago; two brothers, Earl of Calif. and Robert of Dearborn, Mich. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Saturday. The body was taken to Lindenwood Cemetery for cremation. + 3-?-1950
Auld Rose Celeste, 95, died today in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla where she had resided since 1986. She was born December 15, 1900 in Chicago to Leroy and Belle (Eisenlord) Haywood. On December 4, 1930 she married John M. Auld. He died March 22, 1950. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, a 30-year member of North Star Rebekah Lodge No. 92, and a 77-year member of Prentice Chapter 178 OES. Surviving are 3 daughters, Judy Henson of Tullahoma, Tenn., Margaret McFeeters of Mineral Wells, Texas, and Shirley Hollopeter of Albion; a son, John L. of Albion; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Thursday in Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial at a later date. + 4-2-1996
Auman William C, 73, ex-mayor of Kendallville, died at his home there Wednesday. He had spent most of his life in Kendallville and Wayne Twp and had served as mayor from 1925 until Jan. 1 of this year when he retired from active politics. Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Miss Meta at home, Mrs. Arthur Misselhorn, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. David Mertz, Kendallville; and three grandchildren. Funeral Saturday from St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1935
Aumsbaugh Charles William "Bill", 78, died February 22, 2007 at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was employed with Puritan Ice Cream Co. in Kendallville about 30 years; worked for Steckley's Mill & Hatchery; and retired from J.O. Mory in South Milford after 10 years of service. He was a member of First Christian Church in Kendallville and Wayne Center United Methodist Church. He was a past member of Kendallville Lions Club and American Legion Post 86. He was born in Wayne Twp in Noble County October 17, 1928 to Herschel C. and Florence Viola (Ferguson) Aumsbaugh. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1948 and married Cloanna Swogger on June 5, 1949 at Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Carolyn and Thomas and Cathy of Kendallville, and Stanley and Karla of Fort Wayne; 5 grandsons and their spouses, Brandon and Sarah, Justin, Joel and Leslie, Jonathan, Jared and Amber Aumsbaugh; and 4 great-grandchildren, Daylyn, Tyler, Ethan and Landon Aumsbaugh. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Donald, Robert and Herschel Jr; and a half-sister, Elmo Dee. Services Monday at First Christian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-23-2007
Aumsbaugh Donald H, 80, of Kendallville, died December 16, 2000 at his residence. He was born October 8, 1920 in Kendallville to Herschel and Florence (Ferguson) Aumsbaugh. He married Dawn L. Lanning on November 30, 1940 in Albion. She survives. He retired in 1983 from King Seely in Kendallville and was a member of the Kendallville Elks Lodge. Also surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Bonnie Aumsbaugh of Albany, Ga., and Dean and Elaine Aumsbaugh of Harrison, Ark.; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Cloanna Aumsbaugh of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, Donald J.; a great-grandson, Joshua; 2 brothers, Robert and Herschel Jr.; and a sister, Constance Gifford. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Brushy Prairie Cemetery. +12-17-2000
Aumsbaugh Gertrude K, 82, of The Lamplighter, Kendallville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Salem Center Aug. 10, 1904 to Earl and Mary (Wilson) Parker. She married Doris Kurtz Dec. 29, 1923. He preceded her in death. In 1968 she married Herschel Aumsbaugh. He died in 1970. She moved to Kendallville 40 years ago from LaGrange County. She had been employed by McCray Hospital 10 years and was a member of South Milford United Methodist Church, Women of the Moose No. 730 and Executive Housekeepers Association. Surviving are three daughters, Norma Boszor of Rome City, Sharon Hammel of Kendallville, and Sue Hossler of Vancouver, Wash.; three sons, Jack Kurtz of Albion, Lynn Kurtz of Bremerton, Wash., and Terry Kurtz of Plymouth; three stepsons, Herschel, Donald and William Aumsbaugh; 22 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Hart of Bronson, Mich., and Marjory Yarnall of Elkhart; a brother, Charles Auston of Fort Wayne. One stepson preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-20-1986
Aumsbaugh Herschel C, 71, of Kendallville, father of Robert Aumsbaugh of Churubusco, died at the Noble County Fairgrounds Sunday, Jan. 11. A retired assistant Railway Express agent in Kendallville, he was born in Wolcottville May 2, 1898 and lived in Kendallville most of his life. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Viola Ferguson, in 1967. His second wife, Gertrude Parker Kurtz, survives. He was a member of the Fathersí Auxiliary, VFW, the United State Trotting Association, and since 1940, a member of the Noble County Fair Board, and he was speed superintendent of the Noble County Fair. Other survivors include four sons, Robert of Churubusco, Donald and William of Kendallville, and Herschel of Columbia City; a sister, Mrs. Dessa Richards of Detroit; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rites at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home at Kendallville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 1-15-1970
Aumsbaugh Herschel Jr, 69, retired Columbia City businessman, died Thursday in his home. He was born February 28, 1927 in Kendallville to Herschel C. and Florence (Ferguson) Aumsbaugh. On June 13, 1948 he married Gloria Joan Armel. She survives. He grew up in Kendallville, Mongo, Topeka and Wolcottville and was a graduate of Kendallville High School. In 1959 he moved from Kendallville to Round Lake and in 1989 to Columbia City. During WW II he served in the U. S. Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines for 3 years. Following his military discharge, he returned to Kendallville and was employed by Atz Furniture Co. In 1952 he formed a partnership with Paul McClain and they operated the McClain & Aumsbaugh Furniture & Upholstery Store in Columbia City. Following McClain's death he operated the store until his retirement in 1989 when he sold it to Bob and Jean McGregor. He was a member of the First Church of God where he was an elder for 10 years, Columbia City American Legion Post 98, and a Columbia City Rotary Club member. Surviving also are a son, Herschel Lee of Columbia City; a daughter, Mrs. Doug (Ann) Giffen of Herington, Kan.; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Hodges, Herschel James, Paul and Sarah Aumsbaugh, Gino Venditto, David and Krista Giffen; a great-granddaughter, Makayla Giffen; 2 brothers, Don and Bill of Kendallville; his mother-in-law, Gladys Armel of Columbia City. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rob; and a sister, Connie Dee. Funeral Sunday in Columbia City First Church of God. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 98. + 7-11-1996
Aumsbaugh Robert N "Bob", 69, R. 1, Albion, died Saturday at the Veterans Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 9, 1923 in Kendallville, the son of Herschel and Florence (Ferguson) Aumsbaugh. One March 29, 1947 he married Theresia J. Ihrie. He lived in Kendallville until moving to Churubusco in 1960 where they operated Aumsbaugh Furniture Store until 1976. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II and harness horse trainer and driver in the tri-state area. He was a member of American Legion Post 246, a charter member of Churubusco VFW, Eagles Lodge in Albion, U.S. Trotting Association and Indiana Trotters and Pacers Horse Association. He was also speed superintendent of the Noble County Fair for several years and served on the track committee. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mary Beth Grabowski of Auburn; two sons, Randy C. of Richmond, and Robert N. "Nick" Jr. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Constance Dee of Edwardsburg, Mich.; three brothers, Donald and C. William, Kendallville, and Herschel of Columbia City; three grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-14-1984
Aumsbaugh Walter of Elkhart and a former Cromwell resident, died at his home there Saturday. He would have been 81 years of age had he lived until Aug. 13. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Opal Lary of Elkhart; and one sister, Mrs. Dessie Fidler of Cromwell. Funeral in Elkhart on Tuesday with burial in that city. + 7-?-1960
Aungst Burnell D, 79, of Kendallville, died Dec. 4, 2004 at his home. He was a farmer and worked for Kraft Foods for 26 years. A 1943 graduate of Kendallville High School, he attended Indiana University for 2 years and was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. He was born Oct. 22, 1925 in Kendallville to Grover and Carolyn (McCoy) Aungst. On July 12, 1958 in Kendallville he married Jean (Beiswanger) Aungst. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and one son-in-law, Betty Aungst of Kendallville and Gloria and Michael Smith of Berne; one son and a daughter-in-law, Tony and Carri of Kendallville; one sister, Enid Baxter of Elmhurst, Ill.; 3 grandsons, Matthew, Andrew and Mark Smith; 3 granddaughters, Alyssa, Emily and Olivia Aungst. He was preceded in death by a sister Betty Ibison. Services Tuesday at Trinity Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 12-6-2004
Aungst Burton F, 74, Fort Wayne, died Monday in the Lutheran Hospital. He was born in Noble County Feb. 21, 1904, the son of Frank M. and Ella Mae (Adams) Aungst. He married Opal Ball March 12, 1930. He was a former Noble County resident. Survivors are the wife; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Parker, Albion, and Mrs. Carolyn Henton, Corpus Christi, Texas; one brother, Robert, Addison, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews including Burnell Aungst, Kendallville. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Thursday in Swick Funeral Home, Decatur. + 4-?-1978
Aungst Carolyn Mae "Callie", 78, R. 3, Drake Road, died Monday in McCray Hospital as a result of injuries she received in a car accident Nov. 14. She was born July 31, 1893 in Green Twp to James W. and Rebecca (Bair) McCoy and was a lifelong resident of Noble County. She was married March 4, 1915 in Brimfield to Grover C. Aungst, who died in 1968. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Allen Twp Homemakers Club and the Worthwhile Club. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Enid) Baxter, Elmhurst, Ill.; a son, Burnell D., R. 3, and eight grandchildren. A daughter, Betty Jane Ibison and two brothers preceded her in death. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-?-1971
Aungst Grover, 82, died December 28, at his home on R. 3, Kendallville. Survivors include the widow, Carolyn, one son, one daughter, four sisters and three brothers. Services December 31 in Berhalter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. ~ 1-2-1969
Aungst Olen, about 60, died Sept. 30, 1968 at his home in Litchfield, Mich. He was a retired farmer, born Sept. 4, 1908, the son of Frank and Mae (Adams) Aungst, near Kendallville. He is survived by his widow, Freda; two sons, Richard of St. Joseph, Mich., and Harold of Litchfield; four brothers, Grover of Drake Road, Kendallville, Robert of Allegan, Mich., Burton of Fort Wayne, and Theo of Los Angeles; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Parker of Albion, Mrs. Roy Kimmell of Lake Worth, Fla., Mrs. Eva Henton of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Carolyn Henton of Corpus Christi, Texas. Funeral Oct. 2 in the Litchfield Funeral Home. + 9-?-1968
Aungst Theodore W of Fresno, Calif., formerly a resident of this community, died of a heart attack on Aug. 5, 1970. He was a manager of a department store in Fresno. He was born March 27, 1905 in Jefferson Twp to Frank and Mae (Adams) Aungst. He was married to Violet Walters of Fremont. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Bert and George of Los Angeles; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Vollman of Fresno; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Parker of Albion, Mrs. Eva Henton and Mrs. Carolyn Henton of Corpus Christi, Texas; two brothers, Burton of Fort Wayne and Robert of Addison, Mich.; and eight grandchildren. + 8-?-1970
Aungst Thomas H, 69, of Dade City, Fla., died Sept; 9, 2008 at Kindred Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He had been employed at Ervin Paper Products in Ligonier. While living in Albion, he attended the Church of God in Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 23, 1939 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Surviving are his wife, Janice (McCoy); 2 sons, Thomas and Timothy; 2 daughters, Sarah Poplick and Sandra Sekowski; a sister, Mary Kovac; an adopted son, Thomas; and 5 grandchildren. ^ 9-13-2008
Aungst Thomas H II, 69, of Tampa, Fla., died Sept. 10, 2008 in Kindred Hospital in Tampa. Memorial graveside service July 1 at Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 6-20-2009
Aungst Thomas L, 89, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died Sunday at Heartland of Zephyrhills. A native of Kalamazoo County, Mich., he came here 19 years ago from Albion, Ind. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Zephyrhills, past president of the Albion, Ind. Rotary Club where he had 26 years perfect attendance, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was 32nd degree mason of the Albion Masonic Lodge and was a patron of Albion's OES. He was an active member of Zephyrhills Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; one son, Thomas H. Jr. of Zephyrhills; 2 daughters, Mary Louise Kovach of Franklin, Ind., and Una Pruessel of Harlingen, Texas; one sister, Hester Lake of Three Oaks, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Chapel of the First Baptist Church. Burial, Chapel Hill Gardens. + 10-22-1994
Austill Lloyd, 67, (b. 12-19-1892 - d. 7-16-1960) died Saturday in McCray Hospital after undergoing surgery on Thursday. He was a retired school teacher and former principal of the Wolf Lake School. Surviving are the widow, Mary; a son, Claire, Los Alamitos, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Stuckman, Albion; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Frank Dimmett of Fort Wayne. Services Tuesday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1960
Austill Mary H, 84, of Albion, died today in McCray Hospital in Kendallville. Born in Warwick County, Feb. 2, 1895, she was the daughter of William and Sarah (Powell) Henrickson. In Booneville Aug. 10, 1916 she married Lloyd Austill, who preceded her in death. She was a 50-year retired school teacher in Wolf Lake and Albion and was a member of DAR. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Marilu) Stuckman of R. 4, Albion; a son, L. Claire of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Funeral in Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1979
Austin Alice Ann (Cochran) was born in Milford Twp, LaGrange County July 9, 1860, died Feb. 18, 1900, aged 39 years, 7 months and 9 days. She was married Oct. 11, 1881 to Florence R. Austin. They had one daughter, Charity Elizabeth. She leaves a husband, daughter, one brother, a sister. Funeral at F. H. Church Feb. 20. Interment at Nesbitt Cemetery. + 2-18-1900
Austin Charles H Jr, 64, of Kendallville, died this morning in Kendallville Nursing Home. Born in Bristol, Conn. on February 15, 1928, he was the son of Charles and Irene (Cole) Austin. In June 1963 in Waterloo he married Shirley Ludwig, who died March 21, 1980. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a welder for Hendrickson Suspension. He was a member of the Butler American Legion Post. Surviving are 3 sons, Kenneth A. of Stafford, Va., Charles A. of Rome City, and Dennis R. of Topeka; a sister, Elsie Harwood of Yalesville, Conn.; and 3 grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-10-1992
Austin Delila, 83, resident of Kendallville and South Milford communities all her life, died June 3. Funeral at the home. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery. + 6-?-1941
Austin Donald M, 55, of Wolcottville, died May 31, 2002 in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Airborne Division, serving 1966-1969, and a truck driver for Moellering Construction in Fort Wayne. He was born March 4, 1947 in Kendallville to Kenneth and Macille (Brown) Austin. Surviving are 2 sons, Dustin of Austin, Tex., and Devin of Alexandria, La.; 2 brothers, Kenneth of Fort Wayne and Monte of Stroh; and a sister, Patty Courtney of Wolcottville. Burial, later. ^ 6-2-2002
Austin Evelyn L, 74, of 630 Drake Terrace, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Eaton County, Mich., April 1, 1914, the daughter of Ray James and Lucille (Bishop) Bodell. On May 11, 1946 in Fort Wayne she married Rolland E. Austin, who died March 2, 1987. She moved to Kendallville three years ago from Lake of the Woods near Stroh and was retired from Indiana Wire & Die Co. She had also worked at other factories and had been a waitress. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Lois) Allen of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Hubert (LaDonna) Moore and Mrs. Ronald (Patricia) West, Fort Wayne; a son, Thomas of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Jessie) Campbell of Nashville, Mich., and Mrs. Walt (Ruby) Mains of Elwood; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-16-1989
Austin Jack H, 67, Rome City, died Thursday in the VA Hospital, Indianapolis. The son of Charles and Lesta (Crook) Austin, he was born March 8, 1909 in Montana. On May 23, 1944 he married Marie Jane Webster in Logansport. He had resided here 26 years after moving from Fort Wayne. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 381. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Carol) Thomas, Knox, and Mrs. John (Sandra) Weber, Woodburn; two sons, Ronald, Fort Wayne, and Richard, Rome City; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Allen, Chalmers, Mrs. Florence Loose and Mrs. Marjorie Krentz, both Monticello, Mrs. Virginia Lontz, Idaville; one brother, Homer, Logansport; and six grandchildren. Services Sunday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1977
Austin Marie J, 79, died Saturday in Woodridge Health Care Center, For Wayne. She was born in Logansport June 29, 1912 to William & Nora Webster. On May 23, 1944 in Logansport she married Jack H. Austin. He died January 13, 1977. A homemaker, she was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Sandy) Seitz of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Ronald L. of Fort Wayne, and Rick of Atlanta, Ga.; 3 sisters, Margaret Matthews and Linda Webster of Indianapolis, and Doris McDonald of Carmel; 3 brothers, Winston of Logansport, Ralph of Lake Wales, Fla., and Charles of Indianapolis; and 9 grandchildren. A daughter, Carol; a brother, Howard; and a sister, Kathryn Ann, preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-12-1991
Austin Rolland E, 77, of 630 Drake Terrace Apartments, died Monday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. He was born in Windsor, Mich. July 14, 1909, the son of Edd and Anna E. (Ostrander) Austin. On May 11, 1946 in Fort Wayne, he married Evelyn L. Bodell. He moved to Drake Terrace Apartments in Sept. 1986 from Lake of the Woods, where he had lived 31 years. He was retired in 1970 from International Harvester and attended the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Lois) Allen of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Hubert (LaDonna) Moore and Mrs. Ronald (Patricia) West, Fort Wayne; a son, Thomas of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-2-1987
Autenrieth Margaret G, 73, a resident of Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, died Wednesday at the Home. She was born in Pleasant Lake July 14, 1907, the daughter of S. A. and Emma Jane (Pierson) Wilson. She married Oland Autenrieth Oct. 20, 1934 in Kendallville. She had lived in Kendallville most of her life. She was a retired clerk-typist for the Noble County treasurerís office and a member of Iota Tau Associate Chapter of Sigma Beta Sorority and Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Jane) Chapman of Westlake Village, Calif.; a son, Frederick H. of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Ervin; and four grandchildren. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1980
Autenrieth Margaret Mary, one of Kendallvilleís oldest residents, died Tuesday at the age of 100 in the Lutheran Home where she made her residence since April 4, 1966. Born in DeKalb County on the Kunderd farm Dec. 23, 1872, the daughter of John Henry and Mary Jane Zonker Kunderd, she spent her entire life in this vicinity. As a young girl, after attending school for eight years, she went to work as a maid in the Abe Jacobs home in Kendallville. He was president of the Noble County Bank. On Feb. 17, 1901 she was married to Ernest Autenrieth, who with Gust Busch operated the Star Grocery for 42 years in Kendallville. He died April 6, 1963. Surviving are three daughters, Thelma, 212 S. Sheridan St., Mrs. Glen (Mildred) Patterson, R. 2, Wolcottville, and Mrs. Maurice (Florence) Lattmeyer, Santa Monica, Calif.; one son, Oland, 421 S. Oak St.; 12 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was the last of a family of seven children. She was confirmed April 18, 1886 at Zion Lutheran Church, West Fairfield and became a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church after moving to Kendallville. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1973
Autenrieth Oland R, 77, died December 2 at McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville November 21, 1905, the son of Ernest and Margaret Mary (Kunderd) Autenrieth. He married Margaret G. Wilson October 20, 1934. She died October 8, 1980. Living most of his life in this area, he was a retired employee of McCray Refrigerator Co., was a self-employed interior decorator and a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Jane) Chapman, West Lake Village, Calif.; a son, Frederick H. of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters, Thelma, Sacred Heart Home, Mildred Patterson, Wolcottville, and Florence Lahmeyer of Santa Monica, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-9-1982
Autenrieth Thelma Lucille, 86, a resident of Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, died there Sunday. She was born in Kendallville September 14, 1904 to Ernest F. and Margaret Mary (Kunderd) Autenrieth. A lifetime Kendallville resident, she was secretary for the sales department at McCray Refrigerator. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mildred Patterson of Clearmont, Fla., and Florence Lahmeyer of Santa Monica, Calif. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-31-1991
Averill Lamora died Sunday in Ohiowa, Neb. of a heart ailment. Born near Kendallville, she resided here most of her life. She had been twice married. Surviving are the husband, Fonza Averill; one brother, John A. Cain; and several nieces and nephews of this city; and one sister of Minneapolis, Minn. The body will be brought here for funeral and burial. + 9-?-1938
Avery Bruce Lynn, 44, of Millersburg, died April 20, 2004 at Kimmell. He was a driver for Kreider Mfg. and a U.S. Army veteran. He was born Nov. 7, 1959 in Kalamazoo, Mich. to Wayne and Norma (Quigg) Avery. Surviving are his mother in Kimmell; a son, Scott of Millersburg; a stepdaughter; 4 brothers, Terry of Nappanee, Henry and Mike of Kimmell, Bret of Merriam; a sister, Teresa Alfrey of Syracuse. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Raymond in 1998. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-21-2004
Avery Ray, 81, died at Venice, Fla. on Jan. 7, 1972. He was born Jan. 28, 1891. He leaves a wife, Grace (Green) Avery; one daughter, Mrs. Lester (Athena) Wend of Venice; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister and one brother. They are former residents of Albion and he was Albion B & O Railroad Station Agent. Services at Venice. Burial Memorial Park, Sarasota, Fla. + 1-?-1972
Ayres Boyd G, 68, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Friday in Norton Hospital, Louisville, Ky. He was born May 31, 1921 in Galliton, Mo., the son of Fred and Fanny (Bassett) Ayres. He married VeLoy Hansen on Feb. 18, 1940. She preceded him in death. His second wife, Dorothy Lounsberry, whom he married Feb. 19, 1945 in Winona, Minn., preceded in him in death. He married Martha Nelson in Winchester, Va. July 12, 1973. He moved from Wabash to the Wawaka area in 1969 and retired in 1977 as president of Ayr-Way Industries of Wawaka and Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Pam) Campbell of Denver, Colo.; five sons, Boyd Lee of Newberry, S.C., Dean of Leavenworth, Kan., James and Jerry of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Joel of Kansas City, Kan.; a niece, Beth McBride, who lived with the Ayres; a sister, Mrs. Don (Wilma) Day of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Fred of Winston, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son and two brothers preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Highland Cemetery, Hamilton, Mo. + 8-4-1989
Axel Karen Marcia, 62, died November 2, 2000 at home. She was born in Kendallville on December 31, 1937 to Edward and Marjorie (Ihrie) Leighty. She was a lifelong resident of Kendallville. She attended Hanover College for 2 years where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor's degree in education. On May 7, 1960 she married Duane L. Axel, who survives. She was an elementary teacher at Wayne Center School for 5 years until she retired to become a stay-at-home mother. She served as an elder for the First Presbyterian Church, treasurer of the United Presbyterian Women's Association, secretary of the Foundation for the Kendallville Public Library, co-chair of the Red Cross Bloodmobile, a Sunday School teacher, volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels and a Community Concerts volunteer, a member of Tuesday Club, Calvin Circle, Elks Ladies Golf League and an associate member of the Gamma Xi chapter of Tri Kappa. Also surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Shelley A. and Steve Hantz of Carmel, and Kerri and Tom Leedy of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael D. and Natalie Axel of Kendallville; granddaughters, Megan Hantz and Jordan Axel; grandsons Drew and Trevor Sparkman and Nathan Hantz; and a brother and sister-in-law, Dale "Skip" and Sally Leighty of Melbourne, Fla. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-3-2000
Axel Lucinda, 71, widow of the late P. L. G. Axel, died this morning at the Mercy Hospital, Gary. She was born June 2, 1863 on a farm north of Kendallville, the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth Harker. Her entire life had been spent in this community and after her marriage to P. L. G. Axel in 1881, she had resided at the late home on N. State St. He died June 24, 1929. She was affiliated with Kendallville Court No. 20, T.B.H., Noble Chapter No. 122, OES and Rebekah Lodge No. 376. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Miner White, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. George W. Walker, East Chicago, Miss Wilma, Gary; 2 sisters, Mrs. Carrie Kline, Mrs. John Collier; and one brother, Fred of White Cloud, Mich.; one grandson. Funeral from the home Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-29-1934
Axel Mary, 67, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She lived in Kendallville. She was born in Allen Twp May 27, 1911 to Ernest and Lalah (Forker) Layman. She was the widow of Thurlow Axel, whom she married in Allen Twp Dec. 25, 1929. He died Feb. 16, 1977. She was a lifetime resident of Noble County and had been associated with Axel Insurance. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, LOA Club, Kendallville BPW and a board member of Kendallville Day Care Center. Surviving are two sons, Duane, Kendallville, and Larry, Lafayette; one daughter, Mrs. Weldon (Marilyn) Kincaide, Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Lash, Kendallville; one brother, Earl, Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Jan. 11 in Faith Methodist Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-11-1979
Axel P L G, 63, local business man and Kendallvilleís oldest barber, died at his home on N. State St., following a heart attack. He had been suffering from a heart ailment for the past year but was on duty most of the time at his barber shop. He was born November 4, 1865 at Toledo, O., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Axel. He moved to this city in 1881 and was married to Miss Lucinda Harker, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Harker of this community. For the past 48 years, Mr. and Mrs. Axel had resided at their home on N. State St. He was affiliated with Kendallville Lodge No. 276, F & AM and Kendallville Lodge No. 316, IOOF and an active member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are the widow and three daughters, Mrs. Miner White of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. George W. Walker of E. Chicago, and Miss Wilma Axel, R. N. at Mercy Hospital, Gary. * 1929
Axel Rosa
, 50, (Mrs. Emory) died Friday at her home 3 miles northeast of Rome from complications. She was born in Orange Twp in March 1879, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grossman. She married Emory Axel, who survives. Survivors include three sons by a former marriage, Delbert, Leroy and Lauren Shroyer, all of Los Angeles, Cal.; the husband and two stepchildren, Mrs. Talitha Shull at Mishawaka and Thurlow Axel at home; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Edmunds of Brimfield, Mrs. Doyle Holden of Pleasant Lake, and Mrs. Frank Garmier of Seattle, Washington; and three brothers, William Grossman of Wolcottville, Louis and Harvey Grossman of Orange Twp. * 2-?-1929
Axel Thurlow E, 71, died Feb. 16 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a lifetime area resident and had been in the Axel Insurance Agency with his son for 35 years. He was born Nov. 26, 1905 in Orange Twp to Emory and Stella (Pray) Axel and married Mary J. Layman Dec. 25, 1929 in Allen Twp. Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Weldon (Marilyn) Kincaide, Warsaw; two sons, Duane L., Kendallville, and Larry E., Lafayette; one sister, Mrs. Talitha Shull, Rome City; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a 15-year member of the Kendallville Lions Club, the McCray Refrigeration Twenty Year Club and the Indiana Central University Parents-Alumni Board. Services Feb. 20 in Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-24-1977
Axtel Mary was born in the state of New York in 1809; settled in Indiana in 1836; died in Jefferson Twp April 3, 1888. ^ 6-8-1888
Axtell Sarah of Jefferson Twp died last week of catarrhal fever. She was a sister of John Singrey. ~ 1-15-1891
Axtell William Almond was born in Jefferson Twp, Aug. 11, 1850, and died Feb. 5, 1906, aged 55 years, 5 months and 25 days. He was the son of Jesse and Mary Axtell, who were among the earliest settlers of Jefferson Twp. When he was 21 his father died, leaving him to care for the aged mother. In 1874 he married Elvirda Singrey. She died in 1882, aged 33 years, leaving 2 children, Minnie and Foy. In 1883 he married Sarah P. Singrey, who died in 1891, leaving one daughter, Letha. He was again married in 1894 to Mrs. Eva Waterman Wykel of Deep River, Iowa, who survives. He was a member of the M. E. Church. Besides his wife and children, he leaves a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frank Hooper of Kendallville; and 2 brothers, S. S. and J. J. of Deep River, Iowa. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 2-23-1906

Noble Notes: When Lincoln became president in 1861 the U. S. population was 31 Ĺ million.