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Deal Berneice, 76, of Ligonier, died Saturday in Oak Leaf Village in Ligonier. She was born June 8, 1921 in Dowagiac, Mich., to Glenn and Mae (Whitmore) Pond. On March 4, 1940 in South Bend she married John Deal. He died in 1983. A 1938 graduate of Dowagiac High School, she worked as a cashier for 17 years for Stover's Super Market and was food manager for Ligonier Nutrition Site for 8 years. She was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church, BPS and West Noble American Legion Post 243 Auxiliary. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Arnold (Janet) Glynn of Dowagiac. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers. Funeral Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-6-1997
Deal Ellen
died at her home in Springfield Twp March 9 at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 8 days. She was the last survivor of the family of Robert and Jane Giles Wade, pioneers who came to this county from England and were married here in 1833. There were four sons and four daughters in their family. Ellen was born May 1, 1838 and was married Jan. 1, 1855 to Henry Deal. He died Dec. 28, 1913. Their children living are Alice E. Spero of this county and Willis H., formerly of LaGrange, now a resident of Paulding, Ohio. There are four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren living. She made her home in Springfield Twp for 74 years. + 3-9-1929
Deal Ida A, 73, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Home. Formerly a resident of Avilla and Garrett, she was born Dec. 9, 1912 in Greencastle, the daughter of Lawrence and Jenny (Piffer) Murphy. She married Walter Deal June 9, 1930 in Auburn. He died May 3, 1961. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Lillie) Hildebrandt of Auburn, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Donaldson, Edgerton, Ohio, and Mrs. Jack (Violet) Refner of Ashley; one son, Arthur, Auburn; one brother, Bernard of Greencastle; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services Monday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Calvary Cemetery. ~ 9-11-1986 + 9-7-1986
Deal John E, 72, of Ligonier, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. He was born July 26, 1910 in Madison, Mich. to Samuel and Sadie Deal. On March 4, 1940 in South Bend he married Bernice Pond. Formerly of Three Rivers, Mich., he had been a resident of Ligonier since 1948. He was a retired Indiana state tax collector and was most recently a Noble County service officer. He was a WW II Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 243, Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; two brothers, Charles of Quincy, Mich., and Ernest; his stepmother, Iola Deal of Coldwater, Mich.; four stepbrothers and four stepsisters. Services Wednesday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-11-1983
Deal Robert Louis, 68, died Sunday in Mission Hospital in Mission, Texas. He worked for 40 years at U. S. Steel in Gary as supervisor of the engine and steam division. He was born Aug. 12, 1921 to Guy and Beulah (Cording) Deal in Noble County. He was a member of the Hebron Town Zoning Board, the United Methodist Church in Hebron, the Orak Temple in Hammond, the Scottish Rite in South Bend, the South Bend Consistory and the Hebron Lodge No. 502 F & AM. He was a veteran of WW II in the Merchant Marines. Surviving are two daughters, Luanne Marie Deal of San Francisco, Calif., and Sharon Jungles of Hebron; two sons, Robert Louis II of Moore Park, Calif.; and Frederick Guy of Temecula, Calif.; one sister, Annalee Barrett of Muncie; one grandson. Memorial services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. + 11-19-1989
Deal Sarah Jane was born near St. Thomas, Upper Canada May 14, 1848 and died at the home of her son in Springfield Twp May 6, 1906, aged 57 years, 11 months and 21 days. She was the daughter of Robert and Jane Giles Wide and was the youngest of a family of seven children, five of whom survive her, an older sister having preceded her by several years. She moved to the township with her parents when two years old and has resided in this neighborhood ever since. She married Headley Deal Feb. 20, 1867. They had two sons, Dayton E. and Glenn H. + 5-6-1906
Deal Verda B Faulkner, 71, formerly of Huntertown and then a Fort Wayne resident, died in Fort Wayne Nursing Home Jan. 17. She retired from General Electric Co. in 1970 after 27 years. She was an Allen County native and member of North Highlands Church of Christ, the Mabel Woodback organization, OES, Elex Club and the GE Quarter Century Club. She is survived by a son, Theodore of Avilla; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Church and Miss Jean Deal, both of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Bunting and Mrs. Myrtle Overly, both of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ethel Leavell of Detroit, Mich. ~ 1-27-1977 + 1-17-1977
Deam Emma D was born Nov. 26, 1879 and died April 8, 1946. Services were at Zion Lutheran Church April 11. Burial, Sixteen Cemetery. + 4-8-1946
Dean Clarence M, 67, of Bloomington and formerly of Cosperville, died Monday at Bloomington Hospital. Born Feb. 21, 1918 in Terre Haute, he was the son of Maurice and Louisa (Benton) Dean. On Aug. 20, 1938 in Terre Haute, he married Helen Cook, who died in 1975. He moved from Cosperville to Bloomington seven years ago. He retired in 1978 from Essex Wire Corporation in Topeka. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Patricia) Fields of Lyford, Mrs. Daryll (Betty) Chester of Boise, Idaho, Mrs. Leaun (Dorothy) VanHook, Mrs. Gary (Rose) Steele, and Peggy, all of Ligonier, and Mrs. Mike (Mary) Leturzeg of Bloomington; seven sons, James, Clarence Jr., and Jack, all Kendallville, Richard of Terre Haute, Robert of Brimfield, Donald of Fort Wayne, and Mike of Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Wayne (Evelyn) Cowger of Chicago Heights, Ill.; a brother, Thomas of Sullivan; 47 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 9-30-1985
Dean Henry O was born in New York April 19, 1817 and early moved with his parents to Hiram, Portage County, Ohio. Here he married Margaret Little Aug. 2, 1838. They had 5 children, 2 of whom preceded their father in death, leaving a daughter and 2 sons. In 1841 he moved with his family to Noble County, then an almost unbroken wilderness. Here he resided until 1879 when he moved with his younger son to Kansas. He was forced to leave that state on account of declining health and moved to Riverside, Cal. in 1886. He returned to Kendallville a few months ago. After coming to this county Mrs. Dean was baptized near the present site of the Lisbon saw mill. Both then united with the Christian Church at Lisbon in 1857 or 8. He died June 6, aged 75 years 1 month and 17 days. Funeral at the home of his son on Diamond St. June 7. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 6-10-1892
Dean Howard D, 66, Auburn, died May 3 in DeKalb Hospital. He was retired from Warner Gear. He was born Sept. 1, 1921 in Garrett, the son of Archie and Nolan (Mitchell) Dean. His parents preceded him in death. He married Bertha Reeb Aug. 16, 1952. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Howard N. of Alexandria, Va., Terry N. of Auburn, and Martin E. L. of Avilla; one daughter, Shirley Rhody of Hobart; one brother, Robert of Homewood, Calif.; and six grandchildren. He was a WW II veteran and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Auburn. He was past president of UAW Local 825, a 32nd degree Mason in DeKalb Lodge No. 214, a Shriner and a member of Waterloo VFW Lodge 6572. Services Thursday at McComb, Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, Auburn. ~ 5-10-1988
Dean James H, a resident of Keeler, Mich., committed suicide by taking carbolic acid May 14, 1908. Temporary insanity is thought to have been the cause of his rash act. He had been in poor health for some time. He was born Oct. 7, 1845 near Kendallville and married Mary Cordray in 1867. One son, Edward H., was born. His wife died in 1872. He married Almira Acton June 8, 1876. One daughter, Mable, now wife of W. W. Allen of this city, was born to them. He lived in Kendallville 54 years and moved to Benton Harbor where he lived 8 years, moving to Keeler about a year and a half ago. He had been an Odd Fellow for 25 years, belonging to the Kendallville Lodge. He died May 14, aged 62 years 7 months and 7 days. He leaves a wife, son, daughter and 2 grandchildren. He was buried at Crystal Springs, Benton Harbor. ^ 6-4-1908
Dean Margaret (Little) was born in New York March 21, 1822; died March 4, 1894. She was married to Henry O. Dean Aug. 2, 1838, who died June 6, 1892. They had 5 children, 2 of whom preceded their parents in death, leaving a daughter and 2 sons. In 1841 they moved with their family to Noble County. Here they resided until 1879 when they moved with their younger son to Kansas. They were forced to leave that state on account of declining health and went to Riverside, Calif. in 1886. Here they resided until 1892 when they returned to Kendallville. She was a follower of Christ, being baptized near the present site of the Lisbon saw mill. She united with the Christian Church at Lisbon in 1857. She leaves a daughter, 2 sons, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral at the residence of her son on Diamond St. March 6. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 3-9-1894
Dean Mary Helen, 54, of Wawaka, died May 5 at McCray Hospital. She was born Jan. 26, 1921 to Benjamin and Gertie (Robinson) Cook in Mount Carmel, Ill. She had lived in Cosperville six years and was previously of Albion and Terre Haute. She was a member of the Mormon Church. She was married to Clarence Dean on Aug. 20, 1938 in Terre Haute. Surviving are her husband and seven sons, James and Jack of Kendallville, Richard of Terre Haute, Clarence Jr., of Wawaka, Robert of Ligonier, Donald of Fla., and John Michael at home; six daughters, Mrs. Gerald Fields of Terre Haute, Mrs. Leland Sparks, Mrs. Gary Steele and Mrs. Leaun VanHook of Ligonier, Mrs. Michael Leturgez of Bloomington and Peggy at home; 34 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Gertie Cook of Terre Haute; seven brothers, Hilbert, Elmo and Russell of Terre Haute, Benjamin and Clarence of Fort Wayne, Robert Glen of Kendallville, and Noble in Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth O’Donnell and Mrs. Maxine Barnes of Terre Haute. Funeral May 9 at the funeral home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 5-?-1975
Dean Rose M, 54, of Kendallville, died Aug. 6, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had been employed at Kendallville Manor. She was born Aug. 11, 1953 in Terre Haute to Clarence and Mary (Cook) Dean. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Jr. and Lori Steele of Syracuse and Tommy and Jennifer Steele of Goshen; a daughter, Hope Reichard of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren; 7 brothers and 5 sisters. She was preceded in death by a sister. Services Saturday at Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 8-8-2008
Dear Cornelia Grace (Setzer) was born at Albany, Mo. July 27, 1881. She died at Kendallville July 26, 1906. Her girlhood days were spent in the town of her birth, removing with her parents to El Reno, Okla. when she was 13. Here she married Guy Deal Oct. 2, 1901 and came to Kendallville the 15th of the same month where she made her home until death. She was a member of the M. E. Church. She leaves her husband, mother, Mrs. Eolah Setzer; one sister, Edith; and 3 brothers, Leslie, Merritt and Nash. Her remains were taken to El Reno and interment made in the family burying ground beside her father whose death occurred March 10, 1903. ^ 9-13-1906
Deardorff Albert, 66, of Ligonier, retired farmer, died Dec. 1 of heart disease at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are the widow, Emma; two daughters, Mrs. Fredona Dibler of Elkhart, and Mrs. Nadine Todd of Goshen; one grandchild; one brother, Ozra of Ligonier; and three sisters, Mrs. Izora Iden of Ligonier, Mrs. Maude Pence of Middlebury and Mrs. Lena Werker of Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral Wednesday at the U. B. Church in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1940
Deardorff Alva M, 70, died at his home southeast of Cromwell on the Broadway Road of a heart attack Monday. He was born March 7, 1892 in Missouri, the son of William and Sarah E. (Galloway) Deardorff. He was married in Oct. 1915 to Blanche Phebus in Sparta Twp. She died in May 1962. He was a retired farmer and a member of K of P Lodge in Cromwell and Ligonier Eagles Lodge. Surviving are two sons, Howard of Fort Wayne, and Glenn of Kimmell; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Nowels at home, and Mrs. Orval Denney of Washington Twp; 7 grandchildren; and one brother, Roscoe of New Albany, Ind. Services Wednesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1963
Deardorff Arie Jane, 80, died Wednesday (d. 9-19-1945) at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Etta Bunger. She was born June 4, 1865 near Merriam in Noble County, the daughter of Joseph and Susan (Hawk) Gaff, and except for several years she lived in Elkhart and Whitley Counties, she had been a lifelong resident of Noble County. Surviving are two daughters, Etta Bunger and Edna Leamon of Cromwell; four sisters, Mary Mason of Churubusco, Nora Johnson of Columbia City, Minnie Stroh of Merriam and Lena Rose of Wawaka; a brother, Oliver Gall of DeKalb County; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A son, Albert, preceded her in death two years ago, and her husband, Casper, died in 1927. Services Friday at the Henney Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1945
Deardorff Blanche M, 67, of R. 1, Kimmell, died of a heart attack Sunday in her home. She was born in Kosciusko County on Jan. 3, 1895, the daughter of William and Ida (Kincaid) Phebus. She married Alvie M. Deardorff on Oct. 8, 1914. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Howard of Fort Wayne, and Glenn of Kimmell; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth M. Denney and Mrs. Doris Nowels, both of R. 1, Kimmell; one sister, Mrs. Georgia Hinbner of Syracuse; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Ulrey Sedgwick Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1962
Deardorff Claude, 44, former Kendallville man and manager of the Roxy Theatre in Detroit, died Saturday in that city of peritonitis following an operation for appendicitis. He had been a resident of Detroit about eight years. The mother, Mrs. Anna Deardorff, who survives, operated a theater in Kendallville. His father died about 16 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Brudi of Fort Wayne are an uncle and aunt. Also surviving are the widow and a daughter. Funeral was Tuesday in Detroit and Wednesday in Kendallville. Burial, Odd Fellows Cemetery, New Haven. + 11-?-1939
Deardorff Frank, 77, died June 9 on the porch of his home in Kendallville due to a heart ailment. A native of Noble County, he had resided in Kendallville nearly half a century and for more than 25 years was employed as a butcher and meat cutter in local meat markets, retiring about 10 years ago. His widow survives. + 6-?-1938
Deardorff Glenn, 79, died Nov. 30, 2003 at his home. A dairy farmer, he was a member of Cromwell Masonic Lodge No. 705 F&AM, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Broadway Christian Chapel, and a former member of the Cromwell-Kimmell Lions Club. He was born Jan. 19, 1924 in Noble County to Alva and Blanche (Phebus) Deardorff. On Dec. 28,1943 in Albion, he married Elfie M. Spring. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Dennis McCabe of Zionsville and Tammy and Bob Walbridge of Syracuse; and 2 grandchildren Erin McCabe and G. Bailey Walbridge. He was preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters. Services Thursday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 12-2-2003
Deardorff Howard W, 77, of Lebanon, died Jan. 23, 1992 in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He had owned and operated Spy Run Dry Cleaning in Fort Wayne for 25 years, retiring in 1969. He was a WW II Army veteran. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Schanz of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Robert of Lebanon; 2 sisters, Doris Nowels of Walkerton and Ruth Denny of Kimmell; a brother, Glenn of Kimmell. Services Sunday in Lebanon. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-23-1992
Deardorff John C, 73, died in Mock Nursing Home near Wilmot Friday. Survivors include two brothers, Alva of near Cromwell on the Broadway Road, and Roscoe of New Albany, Ind. He was a resident of the San Francisco, Calif. area for 40 years before returning here four months ago. Services Oct. 30 from the L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1955
Deardorff Lawrence Albert, 56, died Sunday at his home in Cromwell. Surviving are a son, Alvin of Pontiac, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. Etta Bunger and Mrs. Harrison Leamon of Cromwell. Funeral Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1927
Deardorff Ouida K, 88, of Dearborn, Mich., died Friday in Grace Hospital, Detroit. She was born in St. Mary’s, Ohio, July 10, 1895, the daughter of George and Clara (Raudebaugh) Flynn, former owners of the Strand Theatre in Kendallville. On Nov. 3, 1914 in Bryan, Ohio, she married Claude Deardorff, who died in 1939. She moved from Kendallville 54 years ago to Dearborn. She was a retired room clerk at Grace Hospital. Her only survivor is a daughter, Virginia of Dearborn. Five sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Graveside services Tuesday at the IOOF Cemetery in New Haven. + 2-24-1984
Deardorff Roscoe C, 95, Churubusco native and former resident of Cromwell presently residing for the last 26 years at New Albany, died Thursday in the Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 4, 1886 in Chillicothe, Mo., the son of William and Sarah Galloway Deardorff. In 1908 he married Viaetta Kiser. They lived at Cromwell. They moved to Churubusco in 1937 on a farm that now houses the new Churubusco Town Hall. He lived there until 1954. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lafern Hamilton of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral Monday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. * 6-?-1982
Dearing Diana, 60, of Auburn, died Feb. 11, 2006 at DeKalb Hospital. She worked for Pinkerton Security. She was born Dec. 9, 1945 in Arcade, N.Y. to Richard and Pearl (Brock) Dearing. She is survived by 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Neil and Carol Dearing of Eagle, N.Y., and Paul and Carrie Dearing of Pomona, Calif.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Allen Grissom of Fort Worth, Texas. Memorial services March 28 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 3-6-2006
Dearing Pearl, of Benbrook, Texas, died Oct. 9, 10025 in a nursing home in Benbrook. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion. She was born June 23, 1910 in Arcade, N.Y. to Edward and Kathryn (Heintz) Brock. In 1940 she married Richard Dearing and he preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters, Diana Dearing of Auburn and Sheila Grissom of Fort Worth, Texas; 2 sons, Neil Dennis of Bliss, N.Y., and Paul Dearing of Calif.; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Memorial services Sunday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 11-4-2005
Dearing Richard L, about 69, (b. 5-11-1904) died Feb. 21, 1974 at McCray Hospital in Kendallville. He was born May 11, 1904 in Mayville, New York to Fred and Nellie Reardon. He was married to Pearl Brock May 21, 1940 in Acadia, New York, and moved to Albion in 1964. He was a retired mail carrier. Surviving are the widow; one son, Paul of Virginia Beach, Va.; and one stepson, Neil Dennis of Bliss, N.Y.; two daughters, Sheila Waltke of Fort Wayne, and Diana, Huntertown; a sister, Doris McManus of Hollywood, Fla.; one brother, Gerald, of Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. Services Sunday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1974
DeArmond Gertrude C, 94, died Oct. 8, 2003 at her home. She had managed the Wabash Thrift Shop for 6 years and was a former member of the Church of Our Savior, United Methodist in Wabash. She was born Jan. 30, 1909 in Marienville, Pa., the daughter of William and Birdie (Curtis) Lowman. Surviving are 3 daughters, Jane Ackerman of Rome City, Roberta Widman of Warsaw and Delores Bolling of Norton, Va; many grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son; 2 sisters and 5 brothers. Graveside services Monday at Orange Cemetery. ^ 10-10-2003
DeArmond Lester W, 81, Wolcottville, died Nov. 9, 1995 at his daughter's home in Kendallville. He was born May 15, 1914 in Modoc to Omer and Nora DeArmond. A retired carpenter, he attended First Christian Church and was a member of F&AM Lodge 630 in Parker City, OES Sylvan Chapter 251 in LaGrange, and Carpenters Union Local 1016 in Muncie. He married Ruby May Uhan Dec. 30, 1935 in Auburn, Mich. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Judy Haney of Kendallville; a son, Jack of St. Paul, Minn.; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 6 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral Sunday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-9-1995
Deaton Granville L, 68, Albion, died Tuesday (d. 1-25-1977) at Sebring, Fla. He was born Jan. 30, 1908 at Deedsville to Rev. George and Edith (Leckrone) Deaton. On Nov. 23, 1930 he married Wauneta Angel in North Manchester. He taught in several area schools and served as superintendent of Central Noble School Corporation from 1966 until his retirement in 1973. He was a member of Albion Rotary, Phi Delta Kappa in Fort Wayne and Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren at Waterloo. Survivors include his wife; one son, George, Bourbon; one sister, Mrs. Homer (Lucille) Graffis, North Manchester; one brother, Donald, Decatur; three grandchildren; and two (line cut off) One brother preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Parks Cemetery, Bourbon. + 1-?-1977
DeBaillie Alberic J, 73, The Lamplighter, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital from a massive stroke. Born Nov. 5, 1903 in Belgium, he was the son of Henry and Madilen (Rose) DeBaillie. On Nov. 24, 1932 he married Martha M. Colpaert in Columbia City. He was a resident of Kendallville four years, coming from Chain O’ Lakes State Park, Albion. He was a retired employee of the park and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Surviving are the wife; his father, Fort Wayne; five daughters, Mrs. John (Louise) Hague, R. 3, Mrs. Edward (Betty) Bushee, Markle, Mrs. Julia Parker, R. 1, Albion, Mrs. Raymond (Diann) Brown, 901 S. State, and Mrs. Jess (Marcella) Yates, 620 Mott St.; and one son, Henry, Atlanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Margaret) Jones, Fort Wayne; and four brothers, Philip, Michael and Charles, of Arcola, and Hector, Chicago, Ill. One daughter, Mary, preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1977
DeBaillie Henry J, 57, of Eatonton, Ga., died Saturday in his residence. He was born in Arcola July 25, 1941 to Alberic and Martha (Colpaert) DeBaillie. He was a retired factory supervisor and dairy farmer and a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving are Ron Wolf of Georgia, whom he had raised since the age of 8; 3 sisters, Betty Bushee of Markle, Julia Parker of Ligonier and Marcella Boman of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Louise Hague, Mary DeBaillie and Diann Brown. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-12-1999
DeBaillie Martha Marie, 87, of Kendallville, died today in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was born in Stalin, Belgium on Jan. 31, 1912 to Henry and Emma (Crumby) Colpaert. On Nov. 24, 1931 in Columbia City she married Alberic DeBaillie. He died April 27, 1977. She had worked at Chain O' Lakes State Park and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. Surviving are 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Betty Bushee of Markle, Julia Parker of Ligonier and Marcella and Jerry Boman of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 daughters, Louise Hague, Mary DeBaillie and Diann Brown; a son, Henry; a sister, Mary Winters; and a brother, Achiel Colpaert. Funeral Mass Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-18-1999
Debelius Kathryn, 61, wife of Henry Debelius of Kendallville, died Saturday in Kneipp Sanatorium at Rome City. Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Leroy Marker and Mrs. Leo Scheibelhut; and four grandchildren, all of South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Keller of Warsaw, Mrs. Lucy Shultz of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Mary Kearney of Kendallville; and two brothers, Edward Carrick of Peru and Robert Carrick of Chicago. + 6-?-1938
Debes Leo, brother of Walter Debes, died. Funeral services were held July 27. A solemn pontifical mass was offered for the 60-year old priest who died at St. Rose Hospital, Great Bend. Survivors besides Walter are Father Debes’ mother, five brothers and six sisters. ~8-16-1962
Debes Mary J, 61, of R. 2, Avilla, was born October 16, 1911 to Frank and Anna (Engerman) Walt. Her father died June 4, 1972, and her mother, August 6, 1973. She married Walter Debes in 1926 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He survives. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church. She died at McCray Hospital Wednesday. Other survivors include four sons and three daughters: Robert, Fort Wayne, Leo, Garrett, Tony, at home, Steve, with the U. S. Air Force stationed in Greenland; Janet Muzzillo, Auburn, Merrilee Craft, Avilla, and Monica Rasbaugh, Ligonier; and 15 grandchildren. Services Friday in St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 9-6-1973 + 9-?-1973
Debes Walter F, 92, of Avilla, died March 4 in Sacred Heart Home. He was born Aug. 15, 1904 in Odin, Kan. to Alois and Hattie (Habager) Debes. On Dec. 11, 1928 he married Mary Walt, who died Sept. 5, 1973. He had been a farmer for 45 years before his retirement. He had lived in the Avilla community 70 years. Surviving are 3 daughters, Janet Muzzillo of Auburn, Merrilee Craft of Avilla, and Monica Rasbaugh of Wawaka; 4 sons, Bob of Kendallville, Leo of Auburn, Tony of Avilla, and Steve of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Otto of Ness City, Kan., and Tony of Novato, Calif.; and 3 sisters, Floretine Bachand and Aurilia Hitchman of Great Bend, Kan., and Laura Reif of Hoisington, Kan. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral Friday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-6-1997
DeBolt Kenneth L, 79, of R. 1, Cromwell, died Dec. 19, 1991 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, after suffering a heart attack. He was born July 29, 1912 in Berne, the son of John and Jessie (Laukhart) DeBolt. In 1933 in Kendallville he married Maxine Morris, who died in 1979. He was a farmer and a sheep shearer. Surviving are 2 brothers, Harold of Syracuse and Raymond of Fort Wayne; 4 sisters, Gladys Cripe of Syracuse, Alice Zumbrun of Columbia City, Christine Neal of Churubusco and Joan Blake of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral pending at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. + 12-19-1991
DeBolt Linda R, 55, of Ligonier, died August 12, 2000 at her residence. She had been ill with melanoma cancer for 6 months. She was born March 23, 1945 in Ligonier to Ellsworth and Kathryn (Yoder) Peterson. A lifetime Ligonier resident, she had worked for the Fashion Farm Restaurant in Ligonier and was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church. She had been a 4-H leader and had served on local, township and county 4-H committees. Surviving are her father and his wife, Ellsworth "Pete" and Betty Peterson of Ligonier; one son and daughter-in-law, John "Stan" and Ginger Wiley of Topeka; 2 daughters, Elizabeth "Libby" DeBolt of Topeka and Susan DeBolt of Avilla; 2 sisters and one brother-in-law, Karen Hull of Fort Wayne and Barbara and Bob Hinkle of Lebanon; 3 grandchildren, Ashley Earnhart, Drew and Daniel Wiley, all of Topeka; one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Nancy Peterson of Ligonier; her companion, Kent Holden of Ligonier; her former husband, Rick W. DeBolt of Ligonier. Services at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 8-24-2000
DeBolt Maxine L, 68, of R. 1, Cromwell, died Wednesday in South Bend Hospital. Born July 2, 1911 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Anthony and Wilma (Chiddister) Moore. She married Kenneth DeBolt in 1933 in Kendallville. She was a lifetime resident of Noble County. Survivors are her husband; a sister, Mrs. Laurel Harlan of R. 2, Ligonier; and a brother, Bud of Ligonier. Funeral Saturday at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
DeBolt Robert Woodrow, 38, Ligonier, died at LaGrange County Hospital Tuesday. Survivors include his wife, six sons, four brothers, including Kenneth, south of Cromwell; seven sisters, including Mrs. Ernie Cripe, Cromwell community. Services Friday at Ligonier EUB. Church. + 3-?-1954
DeBow Clifford R, infant son of Roy and Bertha DeBow was born at Goshen, April 14, 1910 and died at Ligonier March 8, 1913, aged 2 years 10 months and 24 days. He leaves, besides the parents, one sister. Funeral from the home Monday morning. Burial in Goshen. Ligonier Banner 3-20-1913. Contributed by Judy Richter
DeBrular Adrian, 58, of Gary, Ind., died of a heart attack. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John DeBrular, former residents of Cromwell. There are no survivors except cousins. Burial was in Gary. + 4-?-1961
DeBrular Charles T, about 70, died at his home at Cromwell last week of a heart attack. He was born in Cromwell Dec. 17, 1876. Surviving are the wife, Gertrude; a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Severson, Winslow, Ariz.; one son, Gordon, of Cromwell; three grandchildren; three brothers, William of Mishawaka, Ed of Tecumseh, Mich., and John of Gary; and two sisters, Mrs. F. M. Stage of Mishawaka, and Mrs. E. J. Mathieus, South Bend. With the exception of a few years in Arizona, he had lived his entire life in Cromwell. He was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church, a member of Cromwell Lodge No. 705 F&AM the past 41 years. Funeral at Henney Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1947
DeBrular Clara, who has been a patient at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Olin Lepard of Sturgis, Mich., the past six months, died Nov. 26. Her husband, Ed, died Dec. 10, 1947. They were former Cromwell residents. She is survived by the daughter, three grandchildren, one sister and two brothers. Funeral in Tekonsha, Mich. Monday. + 11-26-1955
DeBrular Don C, 90, of Fort Wayne, died Nov. 25, 2003 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Cromwell, he was a general foreman with Tri State Insulation for 26 years, retiring in 1978. A U.S. Army WW II veteran, he was a member of the Mizpah Shrine and Carpenters Local. Surviving are 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Edna of Va., and John "Tom" and Geraldine of Cromwell. Services Saturday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 11-26-2003
DeBrular Edna Mae, 91, died Jan. 3, in Arlington, Va. She was born Aug. 2, 1914 in Washington Twp to Orvas Edward and Margery Mae (Adair) Beers. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Naomi and Roger Foote of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Nancy and Fred Richardson of Falls Church, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Laura of Fairfax, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. DeBrular; and 4 brothers, Vance, Joseph, Dale and Orvas Beers. Interment services May 6 at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 1-14 & 4-28-2006
DeBrular Edward C, 68, died at his home in Tekonsha, Mich. He was born in Cromwell April 2, 1879, the son of Joseph and Mary DeBrular. He was a retired New York Central Railway mail clerk and has resided in Tekonsha for many years. Surviving are the widow, Clara of Tekonsha; one daughter, Mrs. Olin Lepard of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two brothers, William of Mishawaka, and John of Gary; and two sisters, Mrs. E. J. Mathieus of South Bend, and Mrs. F. M. Stage of Mishawaka. Funeral Saturday in Tekonsha with burial there. + 12-?-1947
DeBrular Ellsworth, 40, of Cromwell, was killed Friday when he was run over by a speeding B&O milk train at the depot crossing. He was riding in the rear of a truck with Harry Bunger, building contractor Lono Brown and Vern Michaels. The truck was on the track before the men noticed the approaching train. He leaves a wife, 5 children, 4 brothers and one sister. Noble Co Democrat 10-7-1926
DeBrular Gertrude, 88, a Cromwell lifetime resident, died Nov. 3 in Goshen General Hospital. Born April 23, 1879, near Wolf Lake, she was a member of Cromwell Methodist Church and affiliated with Pythian Sisters and Eastern Star. Her husband, Charles, preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Oscar (Julia) Severson, Winslow, Ariz.; and one son, Gordon W. of Cromwell. Services Sunday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1967
DeBrular James, 88, of Burke, Va., died Nov. 28, 2003 in Burke. He was the son of Ellsworth and Nellie (Sparrow) DeBrular. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Edna (Beers); 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Naomi and Roger Foote of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Nancy and Fred Richardson of Falls Church; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Laura DeBrular of Fairfax, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Geraldine DeBrular of Cromwell; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services May 23 at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 5-14-2004
DeBrular John L, 77, died at his home in Gary on Jan. 13. He was born in Cromwell and had lived here a number of years before moving to Gary about 37 years ago. Surviving is one son, Adrian, of Gary; one sister, Mrs. E. J. Mathieusof South Bend; and several nephews and nieces. + 1-13-1953
DeBrular John Mrs., 71, died July 21 at the Methodist Hospital in Gary, Ind. from a stroke suffered Tuesday. She leaves her husband; one son, Adrian of Gary; a brother, Enoch Ludington of Chicago. Funeral at Anderson Funeral Home in Gary on July 23. Burial, Ludington Cemetery, near Valparaiso. + 7-21-1946
DeBrular Joseph H, 80, of Cromwell, was dead on arrival Sunday at McCray Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at home. He was born Nov. 7, 1909 in Cromwell, the son of Ellsworth and Nellie (Sparrow) DeBrular. On Jan. 13, 1945 in Fort Wayne he married Lela Wineland. A self-employed carpenter, he had also worked for Syracuse Rubber Co. and was a WW II Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, Ligonier OES, West Noble American Legion Post and fire chief for the Cromwell Fire Dept. Surviving are his wife; a son, Jack of Indianapolis; 3 brothers, Tom (end of clipping) + 8-26-1990
DeBrular Lela M, 87, of Milford, died April 22, 2005 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Milford. She had worked in production at Essex Wire Co. for 33 years and was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church and Ligonier OES. She was born June 13, 1917 in Noble County to Russell and Hazel (Johnson) Wineland. On Jan. 13, 1945 in Fort Wayne she married Joseph DeBrular. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Eva and Bruce McClintic of Syracuse. She was preceded in death by her husband; 3 brothers, Walter, Charles and Firman Wineland; and a sister, Laura McClintic. Services Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 4-24-2005
DeBrular Mary, 81, died at her home in Gary March 31. Her husband, Timothy, died in Sept. 1937. Surviving are one son, Chester, of Porter; and a nephew, Ed Krutch of Chicago. Funeral was at the First Methodist Church, Gary on April 2. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-31-1949
DeBrular Nellie, 53, died at her home in Cromwell Jan. 14 from a heart attack. Surviving are the brothers, Oscar and Carl Sparrow; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Pollock; and five sons, Joseph of Cromwell, Don of Kokomo, and James, Paul and Tom at home. Funeral Friday from Cromwell Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1936
DeBrular Paul, about 20, was killed on June 4 in England. He entered the Air Force in Feb. 1943 and went overseas in April of this year. Following the War, he was to have been married to Miss Joan Squires, a young lady attached to the Air WAC contingent stationed at Baer Field, Fort Wayne. While young he lost his parents, and received his education at the Masonic Home High School at Franklin. Prior to entering the Air Force he was employed at General Electric Co., Fort Wayne. Surviving are four brothers, James E., Fort Wayne, Sgt. Joseph, St. Joseph Mo., Corporal Don, Southwest Pacific, Thomas S. 2/C, Pearl Harbor; and an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeBrular at Cromwell. + 6-?-1944
DeBrular William, 80, died at the home of his daughter in Mishawaka Dec. 1 due to a heart ailment. He was a resident of Cromwell and vicinity for about 60 years but had lived in Mishawaka the last 20 years. He is survived by five daughters, eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters. + 12-?-1949
DeBruler Gordon Ray, 68, Cromwell, died May 12 while working in his yard of an apparent coronary attack. He was born Feb. 17, 1908 in Cromwell, the son of Charles T. and Gertrude (Ray) DeBruler. He had been a Cromwell resident the past 30 years, moving back to the community from Flagstaff, Ariz. He was a retired employee of Penn Controls and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ligonier. He married Teresa Michelbach in Flagstaff on May 12, 1930. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Nary (Dorothy) Moore, North Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Julia Severson, Winslow Ariz. The dogs in the neighborhood will remained tangled in their leashes and the fish at Indian Village Lake will be happy to be spared. A memorial service was held Monday in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ligonier. The body was donated to the Indiana Anatomical Board, Indianapolis. + 5-12-1976
DeBruler Leone P, 94, a resident of the Lutheran Home, died there Tuesday. Born in Edgerton, Ohio, she was the daughter of George and Pauline (Weiss) Spindler. On July 19, 1923 in Chicago, she married Chester L. DeBruler, who died in February 1960. She was a school teacher, member of St. John Lutheran Church and former member of the Garden Club in Chesterton. Surviving is a sister, Ardis Spindler of the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. A brother, Ted, preceded her in death. Services at Hite Funeral Home Thursday. Burial, Chesterton Cemetery. + 6-30-1987
DeCamp Arthur J, 85, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital. A native of Avilla, he had lived in Fort Wayne eight years, moving there from Kendallville. He retired in 1953 as a railway mail clerk. He was a veteran of WW I, a member of the Kendallville American Legion Post and the National Association of Retired Civil Employees. Surviving are two sons, John R. of Lafayette and Richard R. of Fort Wayne; and five grandchildren. Funeral today in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-24-1972 + 2-?-1972
DeCamp Bernard L, 82, Kendallville, died Wednesday (d. 3-16-1983) at McCray Hospital. He was born April 2, 1900 in Noble County, the son of M. O. and Mary (Campbell) DeCamp. He married Veulah Scheurich February 8, 1923 in Albion. He had farmed at Green Twp until 1976 when he moved to Kendallville. He was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Ray of Fort Wayne, and Russell of Kendallville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 3-24-1983 + 3-16-1983
DeCamp Clara, 73, Springfield, Mass., native of Avilla and frequent visitor with relatives here, died Monday in the Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. A retired school teacher, she taught music in the Springfield Public Schools from 1920 to 1960. She was the sister of Arthur DeCamp, former longtime resident of this community and now of Fort Wayne. She was born in Avilla on March 3, 1891, the daughter of John N. and Laura Easley DeCamp. Surviving are two brothers, Arthur, and Samuel M., Kansas City, Mo. Services today in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 10-29-1964 + 10-?-1966
DeCamp Ednah R, 73, died Wednesday in her home in Kendallville of a heart ailment. A resident of Kendallville the past 41 years, she was a native of Allen Twp near Avilla. She was born January 30, 1887, the daughter of Sumner K. and Loretta Stahl Randall, and was married August 27, 1917 to Arthur DeCamp. He is a retired railway postal mail clerk. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving beside her husband are two sons, John R. of West Lafayette, and Richard R. of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Beckman of Kendallville and Mrs. A. E. Thomas of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-1-1960
DeCamp Ella, about 84, who formerly taught music here and at the Goshen College, died Jan. 29, 1954 in Elkhart. She is survived by four nephews and one niece, Ervin and Beryl DeCamp of Albion, Bernard DeCamp of Churubusco, Clem Easley of Elkhart, and Muriel Knight of Fort Wayne. + 1-?-1954
DeCamp Ervin, about 62 (b. 11-20-1897), a farmer, died June 17, 1960 at his home about three miles southeast of Albion in Jefferson Twp, where he was a lifelong resident. Surviving are the widow, Lucille; one son, Ervin L Jr. of R. 3, Albion; and two grandchildren. Final rites Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 6-?-1960
DeCamp Flora, 86, died December 24 in the Lutheran Home at Kendallville. Mrs. (John) DeCamp was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was a resident of Avilla for many years before she entered the Lutheran Home. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul Smithy, of Hoagland, and one son, L. S. Allman of Wood, Wis.; two brothers and one sister. Services Saturday in the chapel of the Lutheran Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 1-1-1953
DeCamp John, 73, Avilla postmaster and business man, died at the family residence on W. Washington St. Wednesday. He had filled the position of clerk and treasurer for the town for a number of years. For years he conducted a grocery and general dry goods store which he sold to Brumbaugh & Sheets upon retirement. He was a member of the local M. E. Church. He was twice married, his first wife dying 4 years in Feb. A year ago last June he married Mrs. Flora Allman. Surviving are the widow; 2 sons, Arthur J. of Kendallville, and Samuel Merle of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Miss Clara of Springfield, Mass.; 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral Friday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. > No date
DeCamp Junior Ervin L, 73, of Albion, died Saturday in Community Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 24, 1922 in Kimmell to William and Lucille (Addis) DeCamp. On Oct. 20, 1945 in the Evangelical United Brethren parsonage in Albion he married Virginia Juif. A retired farmer, he was a member of Noble County Gas & Steam Association and Noble County Historical Society. He was a WW II U. S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Janeie Meyer of Churubusco; a son, James of Albion; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 8-17-1996
DeCamp Laura A, 66, died at the family home Feb. 13 from complications. Daughter of Jacob and Mary Easly, she was born Sept. 11, 1860 in Jefferson Twp. She received her education in the county schools and in Albion High School. Later she attended Normal Schools at Albion and Ligonier. For eight years she was a teacher in the public schools of the county. On March 21, 1886, she was baptized and received into the Lutheran Church at Rehoboth, and the following Thursday, March 25, she married John N. DeCamp. Thirty-nine years of her married life was spent in Avilla. On March 27, 1892 she transferred her church membership to the Methodist Episcopal Church of Avilla. She leaves her husband; three children, Arthur J. of Kendallville, Clara L. of Springfield, Mass., and Merle of Kansas City, Mo. Funeral from the home Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-13-1927 > No date
DeCamp Lucille, 94, died May 1, 1995 at Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. She was born in Wolf Lake. Her husband, Ervin, died in 1960. Surviving are a son, Junior of Albion; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Edna Wood of Auburn and Mabel Guthrie of Avilla; and a brother, Lawrence Addis of Columbia City. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 5-1-1995
DeCamp Mary A, widow of the late M. O. DeCamp, died at the family home near Albion Sunday at the age of 75 years and 16 days. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Campbell, she was born in Wabash Feb. 20, 1863. At Nappanee in 1888 she was married to Mr. DeCamp and then came to Jefferson Twp, where the family continued to reside. They had four children, a daughter died as an infant, one daughter, Muriel and two sons, Beryl and Bernard survive, along with two grandsons, Ray and Russell DeCamp. Her husband died in 1923. As a girl she joined the Methodist Church at Nappanee, and after her marriage transferred her membership to the Lutheran Church at Rehoboth. Funeral at Rehoboth Church Tuesday, with burial nearby. + 3-?-1938
DeCamp Mary Almeda, 85, died today at the home west of here of a son, Carl Engle. Also surviving are another son, Eldon Engle, also residing west of here; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ida Gardner, Wolcottville. Funeral Friday in Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 4-?-1946
DeCamp Melancthon O, 72, one of Noble County’s old pioneers, died at his home near Albion Tuesday from complications of diseases. The son of Samuel M. and Elizabeth (Easterday) DeCamp, he was born in Morrow County, Ohio, June 19, 1851, and died June 12, 1923. In 1853 he came with his parents to Indiana, locating at Albion, where he grew to manhood. He received his education in the Albion schools, after which he worked on the farm for a while with his father and then turned his attention to the carpenter trade. On Feb. 19, 1888 he married Mary Campbell of Nappanee. They had one daughter and two sons. The funeral services will be Friday at Rehoboth Church and burial in that cemetery. Surviving are his wife; three brothers, George and William of Albion, and John N. of Avilla; three sisters, Mrs. V. A. Shook of Paledonia, Mich., Mrs. Kate Easley and Miss Ella DeCamp of Elkhart; two sons, Bernard and Beryl of Jefferson Twp; and one daughter, Muriel (Mrs. John C. Antone) of Indianapolis. ~ 6-14-1923 + 6-?-1923
DeCamp Ray E, 61, of Waterloo, died May 4, 1990 in DeKalb Hospital. He was born in Albion to Bernard and Veulah (Scheurich) DeCamp. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1948. On Feb. 4, 1950 he married Kitty M. Carter. He was the owner-manager of Alpine Restaurant in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a son, Skyler of Grabill; a daughter, Ginger Paris of Detroit; and 2 grandchildren. Memorial services Tuesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Blue River Cemetery. + 5-4-1990
DeCamp Samuel Beryl
, 79, lived at R. 1, Albion and died Monday (d. 7-30-1979) in McCray Hospital. He was a lifelong Albion area resident and was born April 2, 1900 in Noble County, the son of Melancthon and Mary Campbell DeCamp. He married Wilda Huntsman who died Sept. 14, 1963. Surviving is a brother, Bernard L. of Kendallville. A sister preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. ~ 8-2-1979
DeCamp Veulah, 88, died Tuesday in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She was born in Jefferson Twp, Noble County, on March 15, 1904 to Emanuel and Martha (Truelove) Scheurich. On Feb. 8, 1923 in Albion she married Bernard DeCamp. He died March 16, 1983. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a son, Russell of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Brian DeCamp, Mrs. Thomas (Melinda) Gatton, Ginger Paris and Skyler DeCamp; and 4 great-granddaughters. A son, Ray, died in May 1990 and 2 brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 9-1-1992
DeCamp Virginia June, 83, of rural Albion, died Aug. 25, 2009 at Northridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. She was born June 13, 1926 in Noble County to Alexis and Jessie (Speaker) Juif. On Oct. 30, 1945 she married Ervin L DeCamp in Albion. He died Aug. 17, 1996. A dairy farmer, she was a member of Noble County Homemaker club, Rehoboth Church and was a 1944 graduate of South Whitley High School. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Janeie and Paul Meyer of Churubusco; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Pam DeCamp of Albion; 3 grandchildren, Joe and Jeff Meyer and Kariann Norden; 5 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Marcelle Juif of Wolcottville and Phillip and Ruth Juif of Goshen. Funeral Aug. 28 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 8-26-2009
DeCamp Wilda C, about 60, (b. 1-26-1903) died September 14, 1963 at a Fort Wayne hospital. Survivors include the husband, Beryl of R. 3, Albion; five sisters, Cleo Weber, Lavon Winebrenner, Donnabelle Huntsman and Lydia Cole of Albion, and Blanche Johnson of Benton; two brothers, Raymond of Albion and Robert of Whittier, Calif. Two sisters, Fern and Martha; and two brothers, Ross and Hays, preceded her in death. Funeral at Burr Oak Baptist Church Sept. 17. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 9-14-1963
DeCamp William L, 71, farmer and lifelong resident of Jefferson Twp, died Sunday at his home south of Skinner Lake, following a lingering illness from dropsy. He was the son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth DeCamp, who came to Noble County from Richland County, Ohio in 1853. Surviving are the widow; a son, Ervin, Jefferson Twp; one brother and three sisters, George of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Victorine Shook in Michigan, Miss Ann Ella DeCamp and Mrs. Florence Katherine Easly of Elkhart. Funeral Wednesday from Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 7-?-1932
Deck Christy Lyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Deck of R. 1, Cromwell, was dead at birth Sunday in Goshen General Hospital. Surviving are the parents; the grandmother, Mrs. Elmira Deck of Churubusco. Graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery Tuesday. + 6-?-1972
Deck Donald, 76, of R. 1, Wawaka, died this morning at his residence. Born Dec. 10, 1908 in Butler, he was the son of William and Verne (Zimmerman) Deck. On Nov. 7, 1943 he married Dorothy Danner. He retired from New York Central Railroad after 31 years and was a member of the Kimmell United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; three sisters, Pauline Hough, Kokomo, Betty Herzberger, Schaumburg, Ill., and Lucille Deck, Auburn; and two brothers, Gerald of Hemlock, and Richard, Kokomo. One sister preceded him in death. Services Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-25-1985
Deck Dorothy May, 96, died March 24, 2006 at Avalon Village. She was a member of Kimmell United Methodist Church. She was born Feb. 8, 1910 in Millersburg to Edward Gangwer and Wilma Stoner. She married William Danner, who was later killed in an auto accident. She then married Donald Deck, who also preceded her in death. She is survived by 2 brothers and sister-in-law, William Gangwer of Goshen and Paul and Berneta Gangwer of LaGrange; and 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Mildred Klemm of Elkhart, Margaret and Lejeune Morrison of Wolcottville and Rosalie and John Rosenogle of Wawaka. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Danner; 2 brothers, Donald and Dean Gangwer; and 3 sisters, Lois Wert, Vada Vaughn and Grace Honeywell. Services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 3-25-2006
Deck Elmira Mae, 88, of Churubusco, died Thursday in Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City. Born in Whitley County March 8, 1902 she was the daughter of Ort E. and Eliza (Eberhard) Rollins. On Sept. 25, 1920 she married George G. Deck. He died Dec. 1, 1951. She was an office clerk for Churubusco Ready Mix and a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marceil) Foote and Mrs. Howard (Joan) Ott, of Albion, and Mrs. Warren (Joyce) Tompkins of Fort Pierce, Fla.; 3 sons, Warren and Robert of Churubusco and Ralph of Albion; 37 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 3-1-1991
Deck Glenn F, 71, Fort Wayne, died Monday in Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. He was born March 31, 1903 in Noble County to George and Clara (Gross) Deck. He married Loo Hill in Fort Wayne May 11, 1975. He was a retired farmer. Two sisters, one son and one brother preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Helen, 405 Lillian St., Fort Wayne; a brother, Roy, Churubusco; and one grandchild. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1976
Deck Glenn Jr, 16, was killed Sept. 28 when the truck in which he was riding with his uncle, Henry Ramsier and his cousin Palmer, was struck by a Wabash Railway freight train at a country crossing near Antwerp, O. He is survived by his father, Glenn; his stepmother; and a sister, Mary Louise, 18, at home. Funeral Tuesday at Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery. + 10-?-1940
Deck Henry, 81, a former resident of this locality for many years, died the first of last week at the infirmary near Albion and burial took place in that cemetery. ~5-30-1929
Deck Robert L, 77, died July 11, 2002 at Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. He worked at International Harvester as a truck builder form 1960 to his retirement in 1983. He served in the U. S. Army and Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church, American Legion Post 157 of Churubusco and VFW Post 3846 of Churubusco. He was "Busco Bob" on the citizens' band radio. He was born October 13, 1924 in Churubusco to George G. and Elmira M. (Rollins) Deck. He married Mary G. Roche September 14, 1947 in Ege. She survives in Churubusco with 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Young of Churubusco, Roberta and Michael Repine of Fort Wayne and Laura and Robert Hursey of Collins; 2 sons, Michael L. Deck of Fort Wayne; and Bruce B. Deck of Churubusco; a brother, Ralph of Wolf Lake; 2 sisters, Joan Ott of Merriam and Joyce Tompkins of Fort Pierce, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a brother, Warren, and a sister, Marciel Foote. Services Monday at Byron Health Center. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 7-12-2002
Deck Warren G, 74, of Churubusco, died Friday at his residence. He was born April 4, 1922 in Churubusco, a son of George and Elmira Rollins Deck. On April 11, 1969 he married Barbara Pletcher. He was employed at Monsanto in Ligonier, retiring in 1983. A WW II veteran, he was a member of Churubusco VFW 3846, American Legion 157, the 40 & 8 of Churubusco and Columbia City, the DAV of Goshen, and Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Warren of Churubusco, Ronald of Fort Wayne and David of Okinawa, Japan; 3 daughters, Gloria Addis of Pisguah, N.C., Rose Marie Morgan of Ligonier and Kathy Leazier of Churubusco; 13 grandchildren; his ex-wife, Marie; 2 brothers, Robert of Churubusco and Ralph of Wolf Lake; 3 sisters, Marceil Foote of Green Center, Joan Ott of Merriam and Joyce Tomkins of Fort Pierce, FL. He was preceded in death by 6 infant children and a 16-year old son, Keith. Services Tuesday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1996
Deck William H, 80 years, 10 months and 9 days, died at the county infirmary May 21. He was a former resident of Swan Twp. His death was caused by cancer. Funeral in Hooper Cemetery. + 5-?-1929
Decker Augusta M, youngest daughter of David and Cornelia Decker, was born in Noble County May 7, 1859; died at the home where she was born Nov. 18, aged 16 years, 6 months and 10 days. She leaves a father, mother, 4 sisters and one brother. ^ 12-11-1885
Decker Cornelia (Brevier) was born at Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y. Jan. 6, 1819. She married Daniel Decker on Dec. 12, 1835 and with him removed to Plymouth, Ohio, where they lived until 1852. From that place they moved to Noble County, where they resided until her death. She was the mother of 5 daughters and one son. All have survived except one daughter. She united with the Presbyterian Church in 1858. Funeral was at the late residence on June 19. ^ 6-24-1887
Decker Daniel was born April 12, 1809 near Port Jervis, Orange County, N.Y.; died Nov. 30. On Dec. 12, 1835 he married Cornelia Bevier. In 1852 he came to Indiana, purchased the farm on which he had ever since resided, their family consisting of 5 daughters and one son. The mother and youngest daughter preceded him in death 6 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral at the residence Dec. 3. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-8-1893
Decker Earl, 58, died Thursday following an illness of several years. Surviving are the parents and one brother. Funeral Saturday at the Ligonier residence. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1943
Decker Gem W was born in Cayuga County, New York June 23, 1841; died Sept. 23, 1910. She has been a resident of this county for 58 years. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She leaves 3 sisters, one brother, 2 nieces and 3 great-nieces, 2 nephews, and 2 great-nephews. ^ 9-9-1910
Decker Ida A, 93, Churubusco, died today at Merry Manor Nursing Home, Columbia City. Born in Noble County on Jan. 13, 1886, she was the daughter of John B. and Mary (Hickman) Wilson. On Dec. 25, 1902 she married Irvin Decker in Noble County. They later moved to Columbia City, then Churubusco. He died in 1968. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Churubusco. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Verna King, Marshfield, Mo., Mrs. Hazel Pflueger, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Malcolm (Pearl) Mitchell, and Mrs. Lincoln (Lavon) Gaff, both Churubusco; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. A son, a daughter, a grandson and her husband preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Blue River Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
Decker Jeffry Richard, M.D., 62, of rural Columbia City, died Oct. 11, 2005 at his home. He was a dermatologist in Fort Wayne from 1976 until retirement in 1999. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1961 and from Indiana University Medical School in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army at Fitzsimon's Army Hospital in Denver, Colo., 1969-1974. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Columbia City and several medical associations. He was born Jan. 31, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio to Richard Glen and Mary Jane (Eichelbaugh) Decker. On Aug. 31, 1963 at Zion Lutheran Church in Columbia City, he married Patsy M. Smith. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Tracy of Waldorf, Md., and Sean and Ge'Onna of Columbia City; a daughter, Heather of Columbia City; a foster sister and her husband, Sheri and Fred Rawles of Albion; 3 grandchildren, Regan, Nicholas and Caleb Decker. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Phyllis and Diane Decker. Services Saturday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Military rites by Albion American Legion Post 246 at Lake View Cemetery.
Decker Joella P, 64, of R. 1, Huntertown, owner-operator of Huntertown Gardens Produce Market, died April 2 in St. Joseph’s Hospital. A native of Continental, Ohio, she was born April 16, 1912 to Russell and Pearl Stambaugh Pitney. She came to Indiana as a child and completed her education at Huntertown High School. She married Charles E. Decker July 16, 1929. She was a member of Huntertown United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Charles Jr. of Auburn and Thomas of Huntertown; one daughter, Mrs. Calvin Springer of New Haven; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, George Pitney of Continental; and three sisters, Mrs. Juanita Altimus of Rome City, Mrs. Betty Shaffer of Lakeview, Ohio and Mrs. Mary Blaising of Fort Wayne. Services in Huntertown United Methodist Church April 5. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 4-7-1977 + 4-2-1977
Decker Pearl E, 38, died in McCray Hospital March 12. He and his family lived on R. R. 3, Kendallville. A native of Iowa, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Decker. He was employed by the Renner Express Company in Fort Wayne and a member of Teamster Union No. 414, as well as the Noble County Saddle Club. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; three sons, Ronald, William and Danny; two daughters, Betty and Carolyn, all at home; one brother and three sisters. Funeral in L. E. Berhalter & Sons Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-19-1959
Decker Phyllis Anne, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Decker of R. 2, Albion died April 30, 1958 at her home near Merriam of encephalitis. She was a member of Christian Chapel at Merriam and was in fifth grade of Wolf Lake School when she became ill. Surviving are the parents; a brother, Jerry at home; a sister, Mrs. Sharon Kaye Young of Indianapolis; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen O. Decker of Wauseon, Ohio. Funeral at Christian Chapel Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1958
Decker Ralph Calvin, 72, R. 1, Huntertown, died Friday in the home of his brother, Charles, with whom he lived. He was employed at the Huntertown Garden Produce Market. An Elkhart native, he had lived in Huntertown for 15 years. He was born in February 1908 in Elkhart to Edward and Mary Shalley Decker. He is survived by three other brothers, Lester of Cedarville, Walter of Fort Wayne, and William of Auburn; a sister, Frieda Keller of Ossian. A brother, Isaac, and a sister, Glenna Misner, preceded him in death. Services Monday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 7-24-1980
Decker Roy, 79, died Sunday at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1896, the son of Asa and Nellie (Crow) Decker. He married Clara Schurr in Fort Wayne Dec. 15, 1932. He retired from farming in 1955 and moved to Kendallville where he was employed by Flint & Walling for five years. Retiring in 1965, he and his wife moved to Rome City where they owned and operated Decker’s Bait and Tackle Store until 1973. They then moved to Avilla. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Clinton (Phyllis) Springer, Lynnville, Tenn., Mrs. Gene (Carolyn) Schutt, R. 2, Avilla; six grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 12-25-1975 + 12-?-1975
Decker Walter E, 76, of R. 1, Wolcottville, died Thursday at his residence. He was born April 17, 1906 in Coesse, Whitley County, to Marvin M. and Daisy (Black) Decker. In 1927 he married Ruth Schrock. He had lived in the Wolcottville area since 1945 and was retired. He was a member of the Northeastern Kennel Club of Fort Wayne and the Kennel Club of Sturgis, Mich. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Horne of Columbia City. A brother, Edison "Bud" Decker preceded him in death. Services Sunday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-1-1982
Deems A Paul, 65, 701 W. Mitchell St., died today in McCray Hospital after suffering a heart attack. Born in Butler April 16, 1912, he was the son of William Arthur and Laura Odella (Johnson) Deems. He married Florence I. Freeman July 16, 1950, in Flint, Mich. He was a 55-year resident of Kendallville, coming from Butler. He was a pattern maker at Flint & Walling since 1942 and a charter member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Paula Johnston; and two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Fulk, Kendallville, and Mrs. Gretchen Guzako, South Bend. A brother, George, preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1977
Deems Florence Irene, 76, of Kendallville, died Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born in Flushing, Mich., Dec. 24, 1921 to Milton R. and Marian E. (Roberts) Freeman. On July 16, 1950 in Flint, Mich., she married Arthur Paul Deems. He died in August 1977. She was a retired registered nurse and a WAC in the U.S. Army during WW II. She had worked for McCray Hospital and for Dr. Radcliff at the Lutheran Home. She was a member of American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Paula; a sister, Georgia Chamberlain of Flint; a brother, Norman Freeman of Austin, Texas; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Milton Freeman and a sister, Marilyn Freeman. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-6-1998
Deems George S "Judd", 58, 225 W. Rush St., died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Funeral Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1972
Deems M Ellen, 89, of Fort Wayne, died March 28, 2006 at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. She was born April 7, 1916 in Chicago to Cassius and Alice (Powers) Smith. She was a graduate of Rome City High School. She married George "Judd" Deems on July 14, 1940 in Kendallville. He died Nov. 15, 1972. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ann Marie and Ron Krock of Fort Wayne; a son and daughter-in-law, Kim G. and Barbara Deems of Kendallville; 2 granddaughters, Patricia Isaacs and Kristy Deems; and 3 great-grandchildren, Lauryn and Zackary Isaacs and Emilee Deems. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Smith. Services Friday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-29-2006
Deems Ralph, 53, of Churubusco, died (d. 11-2-1945) in Methodist Hospital, Fort Wayne, approximately an hour before his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Hawk, died. He operated an IGA Store in Churubusco. Surviving are the wife; a son, Galen associated with his father in business; a daughter, Mrs. Bud Holmes, Churubusco; two brothers, Charles, Kendallville, and Arthur, St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Lauretta Gierhart, Waynedale, and Mrs. Mae Bean, Vallejo, Calif. Services Sunday in the Sonday Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * 1945
Deetz Eleonora, 87, of Kendallville, died Thursday at Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center. She was a member of Helmer Methodist Church. She was born Dec. 10, 1909 in Wingrove, W.Va. to Sebastian and Antonina (Glinka) Kiszka. On June 6, 1946 she married Orval Curtis Deetz. He died Feb. 9, 1985. Surviving are a sister, Mary Kiszka of Scarbro, W.Va.; and 2 brothers, John and Louie Kiszka of Grants, N.M. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and one sister. Services Tuesday at Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-24-1997
Deeter, Martha E, Mrs. age 89 died Saturday (died June 20, 1942) at the home of her son, William Kreger, after several years illness. Her death was due to cancer. Mrs. Deeter was born in Kosciusko County and had lived in Ligonier for 45 years. She is survived by four sons, William Kreger of Ligonier, Judson Kreger of Goshen, George Kreger of Sturgis, Mich., and Claud Kreger of Detroit, Mich.; and three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H. W. White, pastor of the U. B. Church, at the Brown Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2:30. Burial was in Oak Park Cemetery. Published in the Ligonier Leader. + June 25, 1942
Deetz Elmer died Nov. 15. He was born in Fairfield Twp, DeKalb County, Dec. 8, 1874, being 89 years, 11 months and 7 days old. He was the youngest of a family of nine children, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Deetz. He lived all his life on the old homestead. On May 23, 1895 he married Nancy A. Hovarter. They had three sons and five daughters, which was an unbroken family to this time. He leaves a mother, a wife, three sons, five daughters, two brothers, three sisters. Funeral from the Custer Church Nov. 17. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. + 1913
Deetz Gloria D, 87, died Feb. 11, 2013, at her home in rural Waterloo. She was born Jan. 19, 1926, in Kendallville to Dallas and Talitha (Gehring) Fiandt. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1944. She married Oscar Monroe Deetz on June 3, 1945, and he died June 23, 2008. She was a member of the Auburn First United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 sons and a daughter, David (Pat) Deetz of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., Stan Deetz of Boulder, Colo., Randy Deetz of Waterloo, and Lisa (Jeff) Leiter of Auburn; 8 grandchildren, David Deetz, Jason Deetz, Carl Deetz, Ingrid Deetz-McMurray, Zander Deetz, Roger Deetz, Logan Leiter and Abigail Leiter; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Max (Joy) Fiandt of Goshen and Bill (Bev) Fiandt of Greenwood; a sister, Pat (Chuck) Fawley of Fort Wayne. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Deetz; a granddaughter, Olivia Deetz; and a brother, Dallas “Jake” Fiandt. Services Friday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn. ^ 2-13-2013
Deetz Larry L, 44, died May 9 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne of a heart condition. He was born Oct. 9, 1939, the son of Willis Kenneth and Inez "Peg" (Shultz) Deetz. He married Barbara Head on April 9, 1960 in Avilla. He was a Korean Conflict veteran and had been a supervisor at K-Mart Distribution Center in Fort Wayne for 25 years. Surviving are his wife and mother; a daughter, Charlotte Anne, and a son, Kenneth Lee, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Marilyn Sue) Striggle, Churubusco, Mrs. Richard (Peggy) Springer, Grabill, and Mrs. Ronald (Nancy) Gordon, Kendallville; two brothers, Robert, Fort Wayne, and Thomas of New Haven. Services Friday at New Hope Lutheran Church. Burial, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. ~ 5-17-1984 + 5-9-1984
Deetz Mildred I "Peg", 95, Churubusco, died January 20, 2003 in Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born in Noble County on March 2, 1907 to David M. and Libbie F. (Wehrly) Shultz. She married Willis K. Deetz on February 23, 1929 in Fort Wayne. He died March 2, 1978. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Marilyn "Sue" and Eugene Striggle of Churubusco, Petty and Richard Springer of Fremont and Nancy Gordon of Kendallville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Darla Deetz of Woodburn and Thomas and Shirley Deetz of New Haven; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death also were a son, Larry; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. A homemaker, she worked at General Electric and McCray Refrigeration. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Churubusco. Services Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. ~ 1-23-2003
Deetz Orval C, 65, of Kendallville, died at McCray Hospital Saturday. He was born to Lester A. and Thelma I. (Shipe) Deetz in Fairfield Twp, DeKalb County on Sept. 23, 1919. On June 6, 1946 in Jacksonville, Fla., he married Eleonora Kiszka. He moved to Kendallville 40 years ago from near Helmer and had been a boiler operator at Kraft Inc. for 38 years. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of Helmer United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 86, Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Mrs. Ray (Nelda) Noe of Portland, Mich.; and a brother, Kenneth W. of Wolcottville. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-9-1985
Deetz Robert E, 67, R. 1, Angola, West Otter Lake, died Sunday at his home. He was born in Peru, Ind. on Nov. 17, 1915. He was married to Helen L. Tarlton. He was a retired employee of Sears & Roebuck of Kendallville. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Warstler, Auburn; one sister, Virginia Meyer, Corunna; and six grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. + 1-9-1983
DeGraff Marie R, 95, died Saturday in Kendallville Manor health Care Center. She was born in Green Twp, Noble County, on Dec. 12, 1900. She married Leo J. DeGraff. He died Aug. 21, 1969. She had been a factory worker for Bendix Corp. in South Bend. Five sisters preceded her in death. Graveside services today in Orange Cemetery. + 12-7-1996
DeGroff Arthur L, 91, of Kendallville, died April 23, 2005 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. He had retired from Kraft Foods in 1978. A veteran of the U.S. Navy in WW II, he was a member of VFW Post 2749 and American Legion Post 86. He was born May 24, 1913 in Kendallville to Willis and Maude (Steckley) DeGroff. On Sept. 7, 1940 in Monticello, he married Georgianna Lehner. She died Jan. 11, 1994. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Linda of Kendallville and Dale and Robin of Warsaw; 5 grandsons, Douglas and Rebecca, David, Brian, Stephan and Michael DeGroff; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry, in 1946; and a sister. Services May 2 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, East Springfield Cemetery. ^ 4-25-2005
DeGroff Betty, 66, Albion, died Thursday at McCray Hospital. She was born Aug. 8, 1908 in Williams County, Ohio, to Guy and Margaret (Carney) Oberlin. She married Ralph DeGroff Dec. 31, 1924 in Bryan, Ohio. She moved to this area from Ohio in 1934 and was a retired employee of Lyall Electric. Funeral Saturday in Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1975
DeGroff Georgianna, 74, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Kendallville on June 14, 1919 to George and Margaret (Babcock) Lehner. On Sept. 7, 1940 in Monticello, she married Arthur L. DeGroff. A graduate of Kendallville High School, she retired in 1981 from Flint & Walling Mfg. She was a member of First Christian Church in Kendallville and American Legion Auxiliary Post 86. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Dean of Kendallville and Dale of Warsaw; 2 sisters, Maxine Wert of South Milford and Zelpha Thompson of Southfield, Mich.; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Lehman. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, East Springfield Cemetery, LaGrange County. + 1-11-1994
DeGroff Ralph, 79, Albion, died (d. 9-7-1978) in McCray Hospital. Born Nov. 2, 1898 in Williams County, Ohio, he was the son of Ellsworth and Vinnie (Flagg) DeGroff. He married Betty Oberlin Dec. 31, 1924 in Bryan, Ohio. She died in 1975. He was an employee of the State Highway Department and had lived in Albion since 1934, moving from Ohio. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Jay (Peggy) Davis, Albion, Mrs. J. C. (Judy) Bonar, R. 3, Albion, and Mrs. Bud (Sherry) Porter, Carmel; two sons, Bob, Fort Wayne, and Dave, Montrose, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral Sunday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1978
DeHoff Bernice, about 73, of Kendallville, died April 13, 1966 in McCray Hospital. She was an active member of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Rebekah Lodge. A lifetime resident of Noble County, she was born Aug. 23, 1892 in Corunna, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shook. She married Gerry DeHoff Feb. 6, 1912 and they had lived in the 200 block of E. Grove St., Kendallville the 54 years of their married life. Surviving are the husband; a son, Gerry Jr. in Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter; Mrs. Faye Bly of Connersville; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Gusta White of Plymouth, Mich., and Mrs. Lois VanNuys of Richmond Ohio. Funeral Saturday at Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1966
DeHoff Burnie, a Swan Twp resident, died at his home southwest of this place Saturday. Orlando Burnie, son of Anthony and Elizabeth DeHoff, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, May 23, 1857 and died Oct. 26, 1912 after an illness of a little more than two weeks, aged 55 years, 5 months and three days. When about six months old he was brought with a sister to Jay County, Ind. by his parents, and a few years later to Swan Twp, where he has since resided with the exception of a little more than four years. He married Ocie Whan Oct. 7, 1885. They had five children, Mary, Gertrude, Gerry, Virgie and Forrest, all of whom, with their mother, are left. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. James Stewart of LaOtto, Mrs. Sol Baum of Avilla, and Mrs. Adam Hess of Kendallville; two grandsons, Everett DeHoff and Lee Donald McKee; two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law. Although not a member of any church, he expressed his faith in the power of Jesus Christ to save from sin. Funeral at the residence Monday. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 10-30-1912
DeHoff Forrest, 87, a lifelong resident of Swan Twp, died September 22 at the Litchfield Nursing Center at Litchfield, Mich. He was born February 27, 1900 in Swan Twp, the son of Burnie and Ocie (Whan) DeHoff. On October 23, 1920 he married Welcome McCoy in the McCoy residence. He served as elder in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church of which he was a lifetime member. A retired farmer, he was a former Swan Twp trustee and served on the Board of Noble County Commissioners. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Nordan (Donna) Murphy, Butler, N. J., Mrs. Owen (Maxine) Suits, Jonesville, Mich.; and one son, F. Paul, Millville, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virgie McCoy, Albion. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death, along with one grandchild and one great-great-grandchild. Services Friday in Hopewell Church. ~ 10-9-1987 + 9-22-1987
DeHoff Gerry, 79, Kendallville, was found dead in his home Nov. 11. He was a former Noble County auditor, state legislator and Republican county chairman. He was born in Avilla on Sept. 25, 1889, the son of Burnie and Ocie (Whan) DeHoff and moved to Kendallville in 1907. In 1902, he married Bernice Shook, who died in 1966. Surviving are one son, Gerry Berne DeHoff, Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Karl (Faye) Bly, Connersville; one brother, Forrest, Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Gertie) Whonsetler, LaOtto, and Mrs. Chauncey (Virgie) McCoy, Avilla; and four grandchildren. One sister, Mary McKee, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, the McCray Corp. 20-year Club, and an employee of Newman Foundry until approximately four years ago. Funeral last Thursday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-21-1968 + 11-?-1968
DeHoff Gerry B Jr, 51, died Jan. 17, 2002 in Fairfax, Va. He was a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army for 24 years, followed by 2 years of civilian service as an intelligence specialist. He grew up in DeKalb County, Ga., where he graduated from Lakeside High School in 1968. He received a bachelor's degree in international studies from George Washington University. Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Anne DeHoff of Birmingham, Ala.; his parents, Gerry B. and Laurene (Mendenhall) DeHoff; and a sister, Susan L. DeHoff of Shrewsbury, Mass. His father was a 1937 graduate of Kendallville High School and his mother a 1939 graduate of Auburn High School. ^ 1-22-2002
DeHoff Ocie, 67, of Avilla, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed McKee. Death was caused by complications. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Chauncey McCoy, Churubusco, Mrs. Chester Whonsetler, LaOtto, and Mrs. Ed McKee, Avilla; two sons, Gerry, Kendallville, and Forrest, Avilla; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Erickson, Garrett; and a brother, Ed Whan, Avilla. Funeral Saturday from Hopewell Church. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. + 11-?-1933
DeHoff Welcome V, 104, of Jonesville, Mich., died October 4, 2004 at Hillsdale Community Health Center. She was born September 15, 1900 in Noble County to Joseph and Emma (Hossinger) McCoy. On October 23, 1920 she married Forrest DeHoff. He died September 22, 1987. Surviving are 2 daughters, Maxine Suits of Jonesville, and Donna and Rev. Nordan Murphy of West Milford, N.J.; a son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Paul and Rosalyn DeHoff of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were a son-in-law, Owen Suits; a grandson; a great-grandson and 3 brothers. She and her husband spent their entire married life on the farm near Avilla where he was born. Following his death, she moved to Jonesville. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Services Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Jonesville. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ~ 10-7-2004
Deibele Alitha L, 101 of Garrett, died Jan. 21, 2005 in Millers' Merry Manor at Garrett. She worked as office manager at the Garrett Clinic from 1920 to 1926. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Garrett. She married Donald S. Deibele on April 22, 1926 in Kendallville. He died Nov. 21, 1992. Surviving are 2 daughters, Jeanette M. Dallas of Garrett and Patricia A. Perry of Santee, Calif.; a son, Donald Jr. of Garrett; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Leroy and Maurice Wessel; 2 sisters, Helen Shumaker and Edna Dannenberg; 2 granddaughters and a great-granddaughter. Services Tuesday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-22-2005
Deibele Donald F, 96, died Saturday at DeKalb Hospital. He was the chief engineer for Kendallville Light & Water from 1916 to 1948 and superintendent of Garrett Light & Water from 1948 until retirement in 1975. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Garrett. He was born June 2, 1896 in Kendallville to August and Emily (McCullough) Deibele. He married Alitha Wessel on April 22, 1926 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a son, Donald Jr. of Garrett; 2 daughters, Jeanette Dallas of Garrett and Patricia Perry of Santee, Calif.; one sister, Mildred Probst of Kendallville; and 6 grandchildren, Stephen Deibele, Dennis Dallas, Julie Keller, Janis Frick, Sandra Deibele, and Brenda Ellwanger. He was preceded in death by a sister, Azora Mueller; 2 granddaughters, Shirley Dallas and Cheryl Perry; and one great-granddaughter, Christina Ellwanger. Services Tuesday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-21-1992
Deibele Emma Medora, 86, died Sunday at the home of her son, Don, in Garrett. In 1883 she married August Deibele, who died 33 years ago. He was employed at the Deibele Saw Mill. She was born March 22, 1864 in Oak Harbor, Mich., the daughter of David and Clarissa McCullough. Most of her life was spent in Kendallville. Surviving besides the son Don, are a daughter, Mrs. Earl Probst of near Kendallville; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Mr. Robert Mueller is one of the grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at the McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville. ~ 5-18-1950
Deibele Florence Enid, wife of Ervin A. Deibele of Kendallville, died of a heart attack Monday shortly after entering the McCray Hospital. She was born January 27, 1885, west of Swan, the daughter of Silas and Florence Simon. There she was reared. She had lived in Kendallville since 1906 when she married Mr. Deibele. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and was affiliated with the Eastern Stars and the White Shrine. Surviving besides the husband are two sisters, Myrth Inman and Miss Josephine Simon, both of Washington D. C.; two nephews and a niece. A sister, Mabel Knepper, preceded her in death. Services Thursday at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-1-1950
Deibele John was born in Germany in 1839. In 1852 he came to New York City and made his way west as far as Adrian, Mich., before coming to Kendallville, where he began learning the cooper’s trade. He then worked with the Hopkins Bros. sawmill for three years, and then learned carpentry. After being a contractor and a builder for five years, he entered a partnership with Charles Arnold in a planing mill. After one year, he became the sole owner and added machinery for the manufacture of sashes, doors, blinds, moldings and all material used in the construction of buildings. Over the years other lines were added, and the volume of business grew, making it one of the leading industrial enterprises of Noble County. + No date.
Deibele John Jr, 1 year, 3 months, died April 22 in this city. ^ 4-27-1882
Deibner Elfreida (Diehm) Schlictenmeyer of Scottsdale, Ariz., died May 27, 2005 in Scottsdale, AZ. A native of Kendallville, she was married to Paul Schlichtenmyer for 30 years, and following his death she was married to Richard Deibner for 15 years. He is also deceased. Surviving are a sister, Margaret Freiburger of Fort Wayne; a brother, Howard Diehm of Kendallville; and 2 stepchildren. ^ 6-1-2005 Graveside services Thursday at Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-7-2005
Deihl Ford Eugene, 89, of Kendallville, died May 4, 2001 at his home. He was the owner and operator of Deihl's Sporting Goods from 1951 5o 1975, the year he retired. He was a member of Kendallville Elks. He was born Aug. 29, 1911 in DeKalb County to Harry and Bertha (Olinger) Deihl. On Nov. 20, 1936 he married Ivah Lucille Hockenbarger. Surviving are his wife; 3 sisters, Olive Frederick of Auburn, Ilif Berrnes of Howe and Lois Yarde of Avilla. Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-5-2001
Deihl Helen, 60, died last Wednesday in the DeKalb Hospital. The wife of Leroy Deihl, R. 2, Avilla, she was born Jan. 8, 1905 in the Avilla area and lived her entire life in this vicinity. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Diehm and was married in Nappanee Jan. 15, 1936. She was a member of the Zion EUB Church near Garrett. Survivors include her husband; a sister, Mrs. Linus Fischer, R. 1, Avilla; and a half-sister, Mrs. Effie Pepple, Avilla. Services Friday in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 10-?-1965
Deihl Ivah Lucille, 85, died Sept. 25, 2001 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She and her husband owned and operated Deihl's Sporting Goods 1951-1975. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. She was born April 25, 1916 in Kendallville to Joseph and Elsie (Owen) Hockenbarger. On Nov. 29, 1936 she married Ford Deihl in Auburn. He died May 4. A brother, John, and a sister, Agnes Hornett, are also deceased. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Rex Patterson of Helmer; and a brother and sister-in-law, Franklin and Betty Hockenbarger of Kendallville. Services Friday at Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-26-2001
Deihl Leroy J, 75, died Friday in DeKalb Hospital. Born Oct. 11, 1894 in Keyser Twp, northwest of Garrett, to John and Emma Deihl, he resided on R. 2, Avilla for many years. He was a retired farmer. He was married Jan. 15, 1936 in Nappanee to Helen V. Diehm, who died in 1965. He was a member of the Christian Union Brethren Church in Christ. Surviving are two brothers, George, R. 2, and Victor, Whittier, Calif.; and a sister, Dorothy, R. 2. Funeral Monday in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 11-?-1970
Deisch Beatrice, infant and twin daughter of E. C. and Catherine Deisch, was born Aug. 19, 1897 and died in Kendallville Sept. 8, aged 1 year and 20 days. Funeral from the Church of Christ Sept. 10. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-16-1898
DeJong Daisy May, 20, of Kendallville, died Sunday. She was born in the Philippines Nov. 1, 1975 to Neil and Ester (DeGuzman) DeJong. Surviving are her mother and stepfather; a daughter, Angel Beth DeJong of Kendallville; grandparents, Erenio DeGuzman and Juaquina DeGuzman of the Philippines and Lila Kliensessar of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 2 sisters, Tracy and Krystal White of Kendallville, and a brother, Danny DeJong of Lengby, Minn. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-31-1995
DeKay Leland, 51, of Oregon, Ohio, a former native of Kendallville, died in St. Charles Hospital. The nephew of Mrs. Ott Zellers, Avilla, he was fatally injured Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Harbor View Yacht Club when the boom of a crane lifting a dock piling snapped, pinning him underneath. ~ 2-18-1970
DeKay Maude E, 76, of Rome City, died Thursday in the Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born May 17, 1900 in Roann to Phillip and Mary Long. She was the widow of Frank DeKay. She had no immediate survivors. Services Saturday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1976
Dekko Chester E, 67, died Sept. 25, 1992 at McCray Hospital. He was born May 30, 1925 in Ada, Minn., the son of Edward Adolf and Clara Marie (Aarhus) Dekko. He was co-founder and chairman of the board of Group Dekko International and founder of the Dekko Foundation. He was a member of American Legion and FOE in Albion. Surviving are a son, Chester Jr. of Naples, Fla.; 2 daughters, Lorene Salsbery of Fort Wayne and Erica Dekko of Kendallville; 5 sisters, Adeline Bernhardson of Fargo, N.D., Evelyn Bang of Seattle, Wash., Bernice Sullivan of Dallas, Texas, Sherryl Samuelson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Karen Dekko of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother, Stanton of Sun Valley, Idaho; and 2 grandchildren. Memorial services Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-25-1992
Dekko Clara M died Oct. 11, 1964 in McCray Hospital after suffering stroke at her home. Born June 23, 1896 at Borup, Minn., she was married Sept. 1, 1920 to Edward Dekko, who died in 1950. She had been an Albion resident about seven years. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Drell Bernhardson of Wausa, Neb., Mrs. Ronald Bang of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. James Sullivan of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Fred Samuelson of Fargo, N.D., and Mrs. Ronald Paulus of Huntsville, Ala.; two sons, Chester of Albion, and Stanton of Morgan City, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Fleming of Ogden, Utah, and Mrs. Ella Rolle of Ulen, Minn.; one brother, Alvin Aarhus of Faribault, Minn.; and 19 grandchildren. Funeral and interment Thursday at Ada, Minnesota. + 10-?-1964
Delacruz Jennifer Lynn, daughter of Gene and Jeri (Wallace) Delacruz, R. 1, Ligonier, was stillborn last Friday at LaGrange County Hospital. Surviving are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wallace, R. 3, Ligonier, and Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Delacruz, R. 1, Larwill. Graveside services Monday at Salem Community Center Cemetery south of Wilmot. + 1-?-1981
Delancy Leroy R, 71, of R. 4, Albion, died Sunday at his residence. He was born June 11, 1909 in Elkhart County and had lived in the area most of his life. He was retired from Essex Wire in Ligonier. On April 27, 1935 in Arcola, he married Martha Rose Kistler, who survives. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-14-1980
Delancy Martha Rose, 88, died March 30, 2001 at Miller's Merry Manor, LaGrange. She was born March 9, 1913 in Noble County to Harley and Marvilla (Flynn) Kistler. On April 25, 1935 in Whitley County she married Leroy R. Delancy. He died Dec. 14, 1980. A member of New Haven Methodist Church and Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose, she retired from Essex Wire in Ligonier after 30 years of service. Surviving are a brother, Ernest Kistler of Olympia, Wash. A brother, Allen Kistler and a twin sister, Ruth, preceded her in death. Services April 2 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 4-1-2001
Delanoo Raymond, 66, an employee of McCray Refrigerator Co., died last Friday at McCray Hospital. A native of Belgium, he came to the United States in 1905. At the time of his death, he was making his home with a stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard Williams. He was a veteran of WW I and a member of Kendallville Post 86, American Legion, and Post 2749 VFW, and of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Surviving is another stepdaughter, Mrs. Ernest Bly, Toledo, Ohio. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1951
Delanoy Marilee, 60, died Sunday in Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born in Albion Nov. 27, 1937 to Robert and Emmagene (Norris) Long. On March 29, 1958 in Albion she married Alan L. Delanoy. She was a 1955 graduate of Albion High School and a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Loveland, Ohio. Surviving are her mother; her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Brenda) Switzer of Loveland, Oh.; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Caroline Delanoy of Honolulu, Hawaii; and a son Jeffrey of Bartow, Fla.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Donald (Delores) Claxton of Tri Lakes, Mrs. Robert (Karen) Winebrenner of Merriam, and Mrs. Ralph (Robin) Caudill of Kendallville; and 2 grandchildren, Paige and Logan Switzer. Funeral Thursday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 12-7-1997
Delanoy Orpha M, 90, died May 17, 1989 in Columbia City Health Care Center. She was born in Noble County Oct. 22, 1889, the daughter of Frank and Nancy (Fogel) Glawe. She had lived most of her life in Noble County and was a member of Sugar Grove Church of God. Her husband, Olin C., died in April 1974. Surviving are two sons, Robert of rural Albion, and Alan of rural Montgomery, Ohio; a sister, Myrtle Glawe of Albion; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A brother, Elmer, and a sister, Bessie Gump, preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 5-17-1989
Delanoy Pauline, 81, of rural Albion, died June 15, 2004 at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. She worked at the Green Center Elementary School cafeteria for 8 years and was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. She was born Jan. 12, 1923 in York Twp in Noble County to Ebony and Ada (Haney) Bair. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1941. On Nov. 29, 1941 she married Robert O. Delanoy at the home of her parents. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Darlene Delanoy of Churubusco; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Marilyn Foote of Churubusco and Bonnie and Don Sheckler of Albion; a brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Anita Bair of Churubusco; 2 sisters, Nora Bair of Churubusco and Mary Edwards of Albion; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ralph Bair on Jan. 17, 2003 and Paul Bair on Nov. 26, 2003; and a son-in-law, Willard Foote on July 3, 2001. Services Saturday at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 6-17-2004
Delanoy Robert O, 85, of Green Twp in Noble County, died Nov. 19, 2006 at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. A farmer, he also worked at Churubusco Woodworking Co. for 21 years and was a school bus driver for Green Twp for 8 years. He was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. He was born March 24, 1921 in Allen County to Olin and Orpha (Glaw) Delanoy. He married Pauline Bair in Green Twp on Nov. 29, 1941. She died June 15, 2004. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Darlene of Churubusco; 2 daughters, Marilyn Foote of Churubusco and Bonnie Sheckler of rural Albion; a brother, Alan of Melbourne, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 11-21-2006
DeLapp Thelma, 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chapman near Rome City, died Wednesday at a Naval hospital at Imola, Calif. She had been on the coast with her husband who is serving in the Navy. She is survived by her husband and parents, a daughter, three brothers, and a sister. The body was returned to Rome City for services and burial. + 12-?-1943
DeLay J E, 92, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. J. Gatwood of Dayton, O. He was a Confederate veteran and formerly lived at Kendallville. Services at the John Gatwood home Sunday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 9-?-1933
Delcamp George S, 73, resident of Elkhart many years, died at the Wogomon home for aged here Tuesday. His wife died many years ago and he lived with a sister, Mrs. Katherine Thornton in Elkhart until her death two years ago. The only immediate survivor is a brother, Leander of Elkhart County. He was a woodworker and molder and in later years was employed at Elkhart. Funeral Friday in Elkhart. Burial, Salem Cemetery, adjoining the Salem Evangelical Church of which he was a member. + 4-?-1941
DeLisle Edith (Wheeler), about 80, a former Albion resident, died July 18, 1958 at the home of a son, Ranson, in Buffalo, N.Y. Also surviving is one brother, Morris Wheeler of Ann Arbor, Mich. Funeral Monday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1958
DeLisle Frank A, 66, a retired industrial engineer and native of Connecticut, died April 19, 1951 at the Alfran Nursing Home near Pierceton. At the time of his death he was a resident of Brimfield but prior to that he had resided in Albion, where he was an active member of the Albion Rotary Club. He had worked on some of the largest construction projects in the eastern seaboard states and held patents on several inventions. Surviving are the widow, Edith; a son, Randall of Youngstown, N.Y.; and a brother, L. E. of Toledo, Ohio. Private services Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1951
Dell Jerry J, 65, died Feb. 14, 2002 at his daughter's home in LaGrange, Ga. He worked for Stockberger Machinery in Fort Wayne and was a parts manager at Trackmobile Inc. in LaGrange for 20 years, retiring in Dec. He graduated from South Bend Clay High School and served with the U. S. Marine Corps. He was born March 24, 1936 in South Bend to John and Helen (Szabo) Dell. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Donna Dell of Churubusco and Lance and Larsia Dell of White Pigeon, Mich.; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Sarah Dell of LaGrange, Ga., and Sue and Don Hull of Sturgis, Mich.; his father, John Dell of South Bend; a sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and Sam Valentine of Ellenton, Fla.; 6 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A son, Michael, preceded him in death. Services Thursday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-20-2002
Dell Michael John, 35, was lost at sea in Aug. 1993 and is presumed dead. He was a commercial fisherman in Eureka, Calif. and was discovered missing after a violent storm hit the area in August 1993. He was born July 12, 1958 to Jerry and Phyllis (Zimmerman) Dell in Mishawaka. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1976. Surviving are his wife, Julie; a stepdaughter; his mother of Constantine, Mich.; his father of LaGrange, Ga.; a sister, Sue Hull of Constantine, Mich.; a half-sister, Sarah Dell of LaGrange, Ga.; 2 brothers, Brad of Churubusco and Lance of Fort Brigg, N.C.; and his grandparents, Doyle and Dorothy Zimmerman and John Dell. Memorial service April 2 in Merriam Christian Chapel. + 8-?-1993
DeLong Charles R, 50, of 338 N. Main St., died Saturday at McCray Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He was born March 4, 1932 in Noble County, the son of Claude and Mary Mae (Byrd) DeLong. He had lived in Bluffton for most of his life, moving here about one month ago. He is survived by two daughters, Sue Ellen and Donna Mae, both of Bluffton; four sisters, Linda, and Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Cramer, both Kendallville, and Betty Dubois and Imo Jean Wilson, both Albion; and two brothers, Jerry and Darrel, both Kendallville. Graveside services today at Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 1-8-1983
DeLong Claude Eugene, 55, of northeast of Kendallville, was dead on arrival at McCray Hospital Tuesday after suffering a heart attack at home. He had resided near Kendallville for eleven years after moving from west of Avilla. He was a farmer and worked at Newnam Foundry Co. He was married in 1929 to Mary M. Byrd. He was a native of Corunna and was born May 30, 1905, the son of Orren and Olive DeLong. Survivors are the widow; four daughters, Mrs. Imogene Wilson, Albion, Mrs. Betty Dubois, North Liberty, and Shirley and Linda Kay, at home; three sons, Darrel, Jerry Lee and Charles, all at home; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mable Yoder, Mrs. Lavon Carper, Mrs. Gladys Beck and Mrs. Margaret Carper, all of Auburn; and three brothers, Harold, Avilla, David, Garrett, and Kenneth, Ashley. ~ 10-27-1960
DeLong Dale L, 56, of Avilla, died October 20, 2004 at his home. He was born August 29, 1948 in Auburn to Harold O. and Ida Mae (Smith) DeLong. His father died September 26, 1978. His mother died October 27, 1999. Surviving are 5 brothers and 4 sisters-in-law, Harold A. of Churubusco, Robert and Janice of LaGrange, Leroy and Jane of Auburn, Hugh and Ramonda of Albion and Paul and Sherri of Avilla; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Dave Lash of Kendallville, Loretta and Chuck Nesbitt of Avilla, and Diana Morse of Kendallville. He was a lifetime farmer and a truck driver for Hartford City Paper Co. A 1966 graduate of Avilla High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran, stationed in Germany 1968-1970. He was a member of Avilla American Legion. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 11-4-2004
DeLong David D, 62, was born May 11, 1913 in Auburn to Orren and Olive (Treesh) DeLong and married Mildred Schulthess June 28, 1940 in Hudson. He was an inspector at Warner Gear Co. in Auburn for 35 years, was a member of the Masons and Eagles in Garrett and the Moose Lodge in Auburn. A lifelong resident of Garrett, he died after an illness of one and one-half years. Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Greg (Carole) Linder, LaGrange; two brothers, Harold, Avilla, and Kenneth, Auburn; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Beck, Sturgis, Mich., and Mrs. Margaret Carper, Auburn. Services July 12 at McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 7-17-1975
DeLong Freddie E died Dec. 16 in McCray Hospital. She had lived in Avilla for 13 years, moving here from Fort Wayne. She retired in 1965 from her work in quality control at Magnavox Co., Fort Wayne, with 16 years of service. She was born in Fort Wayne to John M. and Eliza C. (Lee) Davis. She married Edwin C. DeLong on Dec. 11, 1936 in Fort Wayne. He died in 1973. Surviving are one son, Larry D. of Avilla; 2 grandchildren, Terry DeLong of Avilla and Joella Kemerly of Auburn; and one great-granddaughter, Natalie Kemerly. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Services Tuesday. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 12-21-1995
DeLong Harold O, 67, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. He lived at R. 2, Avilla. He was born in DeKalb County to Orren and Olive (Treesh) DeLong. He married Ida May Smith Nov. 2, 1933 in Waterloo. Survivors include the widow; six sons, Hugh, Dale and Paul, all of Avilla; Harold Amos, Churubusco, Robert G., Kendallville, and Leroy, Garrett; three daughters, Mrs. David (Carolyn) Lash, Kendallville, Mrs. Charles (Loretta) Nesbitt, and Diana DeLong, both Avilla; one brother, Kenneth, Auburn; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Carper, Auburn, and Mrs. Gladys Beck, Sturgis, Mich.; grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Two brothers and five sisters preceded him in death. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. ~ 9-28-1978 + 9-?-1978
DeLong Ida Mae, 85, of Kendallville, died Oct. 27 in her residence. She was born in Corunna Sept. 18, 1914 to Daniel and Maude (Weirich) Smith. On Nov. 2, 1933 in DeKalb County she married Harold O. DeLong. He died Sept. 26, 1978. She was a member of Allen Twp Homemakers’ Club. Surviving are 6 sons, Dale L. and Paul E. of Avilla, Harold A. of Churubusco, Robert G. of Kendallville, Leroy E. of Auburn and Hugh L. of Albion; 3 daughters, Carolyn Lash and Diana Morse of Kendallville, and Loretta Nesbitt of Avilla; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven DeLong; and 2 sisters, Thelma McGiffin and Beatrice Lindsey. Services in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. ~ 11-4-1999
DeLong Irene, 56, of Churubusco, died Jan. 20 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 26, 1939 in DeKalb County to William and Victoria (Case) Fischer. Her father preceded her in death. On July 30, 1966 in Avilla she married Harold "Amos" DeLong. She moved from Avilla to Churubusco 24 years ago. She was retired from Three Rivers Credit Union and was employed part-time at W. C. Grant, and was a typesetter for the Tri-County Truth, Avilla News, Albion New Era and Churubusco News several years ago. Surviving are her husband; her mother in Avilla; six sisters, Deloris Lamb of Carmel, Alice Huth of Fort Wayne, Barbara Hippenhammer and Roberta Montel of Avilla, Ruth Ihrie of Kendallville, and Nancy Lamb of Auburn; and 4 brothers, Donald and Stephen of Fort Wayne, Thomas of Wawaka, and Charles of Leo-Cedarville. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 2-1-1996
DeLong Mary, 73, Kendallville, died Nov. 11 in McCray Hospital. She was born in Kentucky July 25, 1913, the daughter of Amos and Florence (Dennison) Byrd. She married Claude DeLong Nov. 9, 1929. He preceded her in death in 1960. She was a lifetime Kendallville resident and a homemaker. Surviving are four daughters, Imo Wilson and Betty DuBois, both Albion; Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Cramer of Kendallville, and Linda DeLong of South Milford; two sons, Jerry of Kendallville, and Darrel of Wawaka; two sisters, Lucille Miller of Fort Wayne, and Belva Miller of Bryan Ohio; two brothers, Garet, Fort Wayne, and Leonard of Churubusco; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. One son, two grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Services Nov. 13 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. ~ 11-20-1986 + 1-11-1986
DeLong Steven O, 6, died Feb. 27 at his home. He was born in Kendallville April 1, 1982, the son of Paul and Sherri (Kurtz) DeLong. He attended DeKalb Pre-School for the Handicapped and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. Surviving with his parents are two sisters, Kari and Jennifer, and a brother, Chad, all at home; grandparents, Jack and Donna Kurtz of Kendallville, and Mrs. Harold (Ida) DeLong of R. 2, Avilla. Services Thursday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 3-7-1989 + 2-27-1989
Delp Rebecca Jane Muesing, 80, died July 21, 2007 at her Kendallville home. She was born May 2, 1927 in Kendallville to Linus and Mildred (Lehner) Kimmel. She married Robert Walter Muesing on Jun 15, 1947 at the Lutheran Church in Avilla. He died in 1996. She married Richard "Bob" Eugene Delp on March 25, 2003 in Florida. A 1945 graduate of Kendallville High School, she was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville and the Community Presbyterian Church of Englewood, Fla. She helped operate and was a bookkeeper for Muesing Farms. Surviving are her husband; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Barbara and Mike Wert and Nancy and Tom Sible of Kendallville, Mary Beth Stevens of Gahanna, Ohio, Natalie and Kent Dilling of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Liz and Gary Dielman, Carrie and Kyle Wert, Amanda McCormick, Kelly and Chris Wallen, Kim and Mike Messer, Tim Rogers, Nolan Stevens, and Katie, Travis and Tye Dilling; 8 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Margaret Griffin of Garrett; 4 stepdaughters and 2 stepsons. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Kimmel, and 2 sisters, Olive Scott and Phyllis Carter. Services Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-22-2007
Delp Robert Lee, 75, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Jan. 10 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City. He was born Dec. 13, 1910 in Parke County, a son of Thomas and Brella Phelps Delp. He spent his childhood in Parke County and moved to Marion for a time. In 1969 he moved to the Smalley Lake residence. He married Hazel Viola Draper on Aug. 2, 1940. A retired self-employed interior and exterior painter, he was a member of Big Lake Church of God. His wife died March 3, 1983. Surviving are a brother, Oscar of Logansport; and three sisters, Ruth Metcalfe, Alice Craig and Evelyn King, all of Warren. Services Sunday at the DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-10-1986
Delucenay Anna E, 84, of R. 2, Goshen, formerly of Auburn, died Sunday in the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. A native of Waterloo, she resided in Elkhart since 1936 and was the widow of George N. Delucenay, who died in 1957. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bristol, the Rosary Society, Daughters of Isabella, Burnadet Circle, Bristol, and the St. Jude’s Study Club, Elkhart. Surviving are four sons, Leo J., Avilla, Julius G., Elkhart, Anthony C., Bradenton, Fl., and Herbert E., Bristol; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Herendeen, R. 2, Goshen, Mrs. Herman Burmeister, Goshen, Mrs. Wiley DeFrantz, Elkhart; a brother, John May, Waterloo; and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Zircher, Ashley, and Miss Mary May, Goshen; 31 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bristol. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 9-4-1969 + 8-?-1969
Delucenay Elmer, 46, of Auburn, brother of Leo Delucenay, died this morning at Souder’s Hospital in Auburn. He was stricken with a heart attack March 5 and had been in critical condition since that time. He was employed as night foreman of the press room at the Messenger Corporation in Auburn and also assisted at Gerigs of Auburn. He is survived by his wife, Oneeda; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Green; a son, Glen; one granddaughter, Cheryl Ann; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Delucenay of near Elkhart; four sisters and three brothers besides Leo. ~ 3-17-1955
Delucenay George N, 76, of R. 1, Goshen, died Sunday in Elkhart General Hospital. He previously resided in the Waterloo area. He was a retired employee of G. C. Conn Limited, Elkhart. Surviving are the widow, Anna; four sons, Leo of Avilla, Julius, R. 1, Elkhart, Anthony, Goshen, and Herbert of Bristol; four daughters, Mrs. Francis Herendeen, R. 1, Goshen, Mrs. Mary Burmeister, R. 1, Goshen, Mrs. Hilda DeWitt, R. 2, Howe, and Mrs. Agnes Frantz, Elkhart; two brothers, L. G. of Angola, and Eugene, Ashley; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Wonderly, Hicksville, O., and Mrs. Mary Balser, Hudson, Mich.; 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services today in St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Bristol. Burial in Auburn. ~ 12-26-1957
Delucenay John Thomas, 44, Avilla, died May 26, 2005 in his home. He was born June 16, 1958 in Garrett, the son of Leo and Kathryn (Wilks) DeLucenay. He lived all of his life in Avilla. Surviving are daughters, Elizabeth Delucenay, Sandy Pfefferkorn and Stacy Hinkson; siblings, Judy Bohn, Mary Sue Hurley, Kent, Denny and Beth Delucenay. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Duehmig. He was a union plumber for Shambaugh & Sons, Fort Wayne, and had served on the town council in the 1990s. He was a charter member of the Avilla Jaycee's and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where funeral mass was held. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ~ 6-2-2005
Delucenay Leo J, 69, died Feb. 16 at his home on W. Albion St.. He and his wife came to Avilla in 1947 from Elkhart and opened Delucenay’s Drug Store. They owned and operated the store until July 31, 1978. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Avilla Chamber of Commerce, was on the advisory board of Allen Twp and a member of the Avilla Fire Department, Kendallville Elks, Avilla Lions Club and Elkhart Knights of Columbus. He was born November 19, 1910 in DeKalb County to George and Anna (May) Delucenay. He married Kathryn Wilks Jan. 16, 1937 in Elkhart. Surviving are the widow; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Judy) Bohn, Pierre, S.D., Mrs. Joseph (Sharon) Duehmig, Avilla, Mrs. Jon (Mary Sue) Hurley, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Bruce (Beth Ann) Beard, Dallas, Texas; three sons, Dennis, Merrillville, Kent, Bloomington and John, at home; four sisters, Francis Herendeen, Mary Burmeister, Hilda Sanderson and Agnes Frantz, all of Elkhart; three brothers, Julius, Elkhart, Tony, Florida and Hubert, Bristol; and 16 grandchildren. One brother, Elmer, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 2-21-1980 + 2-16-1980
Delucenay Oneeda E, 54, widow of Elmer Delucenay, died Monday in the Dr. Bonnell M. Souder Hospital in Auburn. Funeral services will be Thursday in the Immaculate Conception Church in Auburn. A native of Auburn and a lifelong resident of the community, she was born Jan. 24, 1908, daughter of Ira and Pearl Fisher Sherck. She was married to Elmer Delucenay Jan. 14, 1930 at Kendallville. He died May 17, 1955. Surviving are a son, Glen, Auburn; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Green of Butler, Pa.; five grandchildren and two brothers. She is a sister-in-law to Mr. Leo Delucenay here in Avilla. ~ 2-22-1962
Delucenay Paul S, 61, a resident of Ligonier 38 years, died last Thursday in Goshen Hospital from a heart ailment. Born Dec. 3, 1903 in Hicksville, Ohio, he came to Ligonier from Ashley. He owned and operated a shoe repair store and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Delucenay; and one brother, Carl, all of Clearwater, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Russell Shook, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and one son, John, a student in Ligonier High School. Funeral Monday in Ligonier’s St. Patrick Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1965
Deluslee Rachael died at Cromwell Jan. 27, 1876, aged 76 years 9 months and 23 days. She was born in Kentucky in 1799 and was left an orphan at the age of 3 when she was taken into the family of her uncle, Benjamin Laikins. She was a member of the M. E. Church. She left 4 sons and 2 daughters. Albion New Era 2-3-1876

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