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Doan Ruth Lewis, 80, of Sun City Center and formerly of Ligonier died Nov. 25, 2008 at her Sun City home. She had taught school at Rome City for many years. She was born April 6, 1928 in Noble County to Maurice and Mildred (Meyers) Schlabach. Surviving are her husband, Robert Doan of Sun City Center; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James and Ann Lewis of Arlington, Texas, and Richard and Carol Lewis of Albion; a daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Jay Lambert of Silver Lake; 4 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Luella Allen of Wawaka. No local services. ^ 12-5-2008
Dobbin Evans Huber, 79, of Kendallville, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Washington Twp, May 13, 1900, he was the son of Charles A. and Angie L. (Klick) Dobbin. On Nov. 16, 1921 in Hillsdale, Mich., he married Dessie M. Gaff. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Zimmerman of Elkhart; three sons, Max of Kendallville, Charles of Fort Wayne, and Everett of New Carlisle; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Beacon Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1980
Dobbin Maurice O, 74, 240 Lima Plank Road, died Wednesday at his apartment. He was born March 14, 1902 in Washington Twp to Charles A. and Angie L. (Klick) Dobbin. He was a 45-year Kendallville resident who came from Fairfield. He was employed by the old city dairy and later retired from Kraft Foods. He was a member of Cromwell Masonic Lodge. His only survivor is a brother Huber, 119 W. Grove St. Funeral in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville, Saturday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1976
Dobrunst Irwin, 76, died Sept. 23, 2008 at his Ligonier home. He served in the military police with the U.S. Air Force and was a former member of West Noble American Legion. He was born June 3, 1932 in South Bend to Irwin and Agnes (Palmer) Dobrunst. He married Julia Rex on Sept. 7, 1958 in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Shari Ritchison of Shelbyville and Jeri and Brian Edsall of Kimmell; 4 grandchildren, Chad and Tara Edsall, Madison and Jared Ritchison; and a brother, Jerry of South Bend. Services Friday at J.A. Brazzell & Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 9-24-2008
Dobson Kenneth Wayne, R. 1, Wawaka, died Sept. 30 at his home following a 15-month illness with Hodgkin's disease. He was born in Kendallville Dec. 30, 1965, the son of Roy B. and Shirley G. (Terry) Dobson. He was a lifetime area resident and employed as a fork lift driver for Kidd Company, Ligonier. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Mrs. Gerald (Theresa G.) Mitchell, Avilla; a brother, Michael of Ligonier; grandparents, Ewell and Abbie Dobson of Hazard, Ky., Rev. Woots and Nannie Terry of Wolcottville; and two nephews, Adam Lee Mitchell and Nathaniel Wayne Dobson. Services Wednesday and Thursday at Salem United Baptist Church, Rome City. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 10-9-1986 + 9-30-1986
Dobson Tayler Rain was stillborn March 15, 2005 at Lutheran Hospital. Surviving are the parents, Carl Dobson and Belinda Green of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Courtnie Uphold and Heather Dobson; grandparents, Don and Barb Green of Kendallville, Phoebe J. Montgomery of Hazard, Ky., and Michael Montgomery of Pearl Gravel, Texas; great-grandparents, Corbet and Corrine Green and Ocie Spriggs of Lisbon, Cornie Dobson of Hazard and Woodrow and Evelyn Montgomery of Dayton, Ohio. Graveside services Friday at Sweet Cemetery. ^ 3-17-2005
Dodd Robert Darr Dr, 85, of Lebanon, died May 31, 2004 in Cedar Ridge Health Care in Lebanon. He had served on the staff of Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend. He was born Nov. 29, 1918 in Johnstown, Pa., the son of Edward and Elsa (Darr) Dodd. He graduated in 1944 from Indiana University Medical School and had served in the U.S. Army during WW II. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, William and Eileen (Clarke) Dodd of O'Fallon, Ill., and Jeffery Dodd of Wilmette, Ill.; 2 grandchildren, Andrew and Tess Dodd. He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet (Jackson); and a brother, Edward. No services. Burial at Oak Park Cemetery later. ^ 6-4-2004
Dodson David T, 59, of Albion, died Dec. 23, 2005 at his home. He retired in August 2002 from International Truck & Engine and was a member of Albion American Legion Post 246. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a graduate of DeKalb Tech School in Atlanta. He was born June 29, 1946 in Atlanta. He married Renee Shisler on May 6, 1988 in Cromwell. Surviving are his wife; his mother, Anne (Hertz) Dodson of Fayetteville, Ga.; 3 sons and a daughter-in-law, Christopher of Fayetteville, Drew and Marie of Parma, Ohio, and Devin of Columbia City; 2 granddaughters, Kayle and Alana Dodson; a sister, Diane Tennihan of Fayetteville. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites. ^ 12-27-2005
Dodsworth Fanny was born in New York Jan. 15, 1826; died Feb. 14, 1899 age 74 years 30 days. Settled in 1848 first in Noble Twp, afterwards in Perry. ^ 6-9-1899
Doehrman Sherryl Y, 39, R. 1, Angola, died Wednesday in Cameron Hospital, Angola. Born in Albion April 5, 1938, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Campbell. She married Thomas Doehrman. Survivors are the husband,; three daughters, Linda L and Brenda L. Smolek and Jolene K. Doehrman, at home; three sons, Richard Lee II, at home, Thomas L. and Gregory A. Doehrman, both Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Geraldine) Bortner, Albion, and Mrs. Doyal (Eula) L. McFerren, Milford; and two brothers, Robert W., and Ray D., both Calif. Funeral Friday in Flint Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1977
Doerrer Louise Catherine, 86, a lifelong resident of the South Milford community, died at her home Monday of paralysis. She was born in Ashland, O., and came with her parents to this vicinity at the age of 2. Survivors are three daughters, one son, four sisters, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at the residence. Burial, Wright Cemetery. + 6-?-1938
Dohner Barry L, 52, died Monday, December 20, 1999, at his home in LaOtto. He worked as a quality control engineer at Busak and Shamban Inc. Engineers in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the American Society for Quality, AARP, the U. S. Golf Association and the LaOtto Wesleyan Church. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in Vietnam. He was an avid golfer and loved auto racing and anything to do with history. He was born Jul 9, 1947 in Hicksville, Ohio to Dick Dohner and Janet Stevenson. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis M.; a son, Tyler L. of LaOtto; 2 daughters, Shelley R. Riggs of Columbus, Ind., and Kelley D. Kitchen of Grabill; a stepdaughter, Michelle M. Butt of Fort Wayne; a stepson, Aaron L. Wells of Huntertown; a brother, Eric R., Waterloo; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory, and his parents. Services in Covington Memorial Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 1-13-2000
Dohner Garman "Dick", 65, died Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. A lifelong resident of the Butler area, he retired as a receiving inspector clerk from Commercial Shearing in Butler. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of the VFW and American Legion in Butler. He was born Nov. 6, 1923 near Butler to the late Harold Johnson and Mabel Dessie (Green) Dohner. Surviving are three sons, Barry of Avilla, Gregory of New Mexico, and Eric of Butler; one brother, Gordon of Jones, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Garland Blair of Hamilton, and Mary Studer of Coldwater, Mich.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services Tuesday in Johnson Funeral Home, Butler. Burial, Eddy Cemetery, Hamilton. + 10-25-1989
Dolan Albert, about 75, lifelong resident of this community, died Saturday (b. 10-16-1875 - d. 4-7-1951) at the Alfran Nursing Home near Pierceton. The only survivor is a granddaughter, Mrs. Carolyn Gasho of Goshen. Funeral Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1951
Dolan Birdie, 70, wife of Peter Dolan of Avilla, died at the family home on Tuesday of last week. She was born near Avilla and had been a lifelong resident there. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Fern at home; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Henney and Mrs. Frank Hersh, both Avilla; and one brother, Brady Ramsten of Joliet, Ill. Funeral Friday from the home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 11-?-1936
Dolan Catherine M, 63, Fort Wayne, died August 17 in her home. A native of Minnesota, she owned and operated the Kaylew Beauty Shop until 1981. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Lehman, Huntertown; a son, Harvey Trees, Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, Roy Baillet, Sumner, Wash., and Frank Baillet, Fort Wayne; and four sisters, Francis Ferlita, Aitkin, Minn., Irene Fisher, Randle, Wash., and Elsie Hlawek and Helen Hlawek, both Fort Wayne. Services Monday in Klaehn’s Chalfant-Perry Chapel. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 8-25-1983
Dolan Ella F, aged 86 years, 11 months and four days, died April 23, 1973 at the Americana Nursing Home in West Lafayette, Ind. She was born at Merriam May 19, 1886 and had lived all her life in Noble County. She was the widow of the late Patrick Henry Dolan, who died in 1956. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William (Mae Gene) Hufford of West Lafayette; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Mae Fuller of Grand Rapids, Mich. Funeral Wednesday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1973
Dolan Frank M, 66, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Avilla, died at the Lutheran Hospital Saturday. He was born in Avilla but lived 40 years in Fort Wayne. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 47 years. He worked on the Fort Wayne division most of the time but was on the Philadelphia division a short time. He retired three years ago. He was a member of the Evangelical U. B. Church. Surviving are the widow, Evangelina; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Raber, Fort Wayne; two sons, Richard F., North Hollywood, Cal., and Forest L., Los Angeles; one sister, Mrs. Radie Hart, Garrett, a brother, Peter, Avilla, and three grandchildren. Services at Getz & Cahill Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. ~ 12-14-1950
Dolan James was born in the county of Meath, Ireland, March 3, 1841, and died Sept. 30, 1909, aged 68 years, 6 months and 27 days. He spent his childhood days until his eleventh year in the county of his birth, where his father died when he was about five years old, leaving the mother to care for the family. Mrs. Dolan, convinced that she could better care for her family in this new and thriving country, emigrated to America, landing in New York in 1851, leaving her children in Ireland until 1856 when they came to New York. After living in New York and Pennsylvania for a short time they came to Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana, and in 1860 moved to Noble County, where he spent the remainder of his days. He joined Company C of the Thirtieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry and was mustered out at Indianapolis Jan. 1866. During his life as a soldier he engaged in a number of battles and he contracted a combination of diseases and as the result, the remainder of his days were spent in extreme cruelty. He married Mary Jane Guthrie Oct. 29, 1869 and they had four children. + 9-?-1909
Dolan John, 77, an Auburn resident for 30 years, died at his home on Lake Shore Ave., Auburn last Monday. He died from a pulmonary hemorrhage. An employee of the B&O Section, he was born on March 24, 1872 near Albion and was married in 1904. Surviving are the widow; a stepson, Alfred Curran of Auburn Junction; a brother, Albert of near Pierceton; and two granddaughters. A daughter, Mrs. Irene Gascho, died March 1, 1949. Rites in Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home Thursday. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 5-?-1950
Dolan John, 78, native of Dublin, Ireland, was found dead in bed at Sacred Heart Home near Avilla Friday. Death was due to coronary occlusion. He spent most of his life in Deshler, O. Surviving are the widow and a son in Garrett, where the body was removed. + 3-?-1944
Dolan Lewis, 75, died Nov. 11 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born March 14, 1903 in Avilla to Russell and Ella (Pennel) Dolan. He retired from International Harvester in 1963 as an internal auditor and had worked there 28 years. He lived at 804 W. Packard Ave. in Fort Wayne. Surviving are the wife, Catherine M.; a daughter, Phyllis Lehman, Huntertown, and a son, Harvey Trees, Anchorage, Alaska. Services Monday. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 11-16-1978 + 11-11-1978
Dolan Lola Fern, 93, died Sept. 17 at the Sacred Heart Home. She had formerly resided at 208 Van Scoyoc St. She was born in Avilla June 15, 1892 to Peter and Birdie (Ramsten) Dolan. A lifetime resident of Avilla, she had worked for the post office and at her father’s shoe store. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Several cousins survive. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 9-26-1985 + 9-17-1985
Dolan Margaret D, 100, died July 13, 010 at DeKalb Hospital. She was born May 5, 1910 in Garrett to James and Anna (Houser) Leeson. She married Richard L. Dolan on Aug. 20, 1932 and he died Dec. 1, 1988. She was a member of OES and the Garrett Eagles Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Doris Howard of Garrett; and a grandson, Steven Howard. She was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Tom, Joe, Frank, Don, Sam and Fred Leeson; and a sister, Thelma Kooken. Graveside services Friday at Embry Cemetery. ^ 7-14-2010
Dolan Mary Jane, daughter of John and Jane Porterfield Guthrie, was one of a family of eleven children. She was born near Ontario, Richland County, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1845. In March 1848 her parents moved to Morrow County, Ohio, locating one-half mile east of the Steam Corners. Sept. 19, 1852, her parents located on a farm now called Bakertown in Jefferson Twp, remaining there until March 1857 when they went back to Morrow County, Ohio, locating one-half mile north of Johnsville, and in March 1862 they returned to Noble County purchasing a farm one mile and a half south of Albion where her father, mother and one brother died. She married James Dolan Oct. 29, 1869. He died Sept. 30, 1909. She died in Wolf Lake at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Crandall Oct. 29, 1913, aged 68 years, 1 month and 26 days. She leaves two daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and one brother. + 10-?-1913
Dolan Nora, 74, died Friday at her home in Avilla from complications. She was born Dec. 2, 1864, the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Walters. Her husband, Harry, died in 1910. They were the parents of four children, one deceased. Surviving are two sons, Harry and Wallace of Chicago; and a daughter, Mrs. Lois Willy of Auburn; a brother, Wallace of Avilla; and two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Moste, Chicago, and Mrs. Metta Oakes, Lansing, Mich. Funeral Monday from the residence. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 5-?-1939
Dolan Patrick, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his residence in Noble County Nov. 14, 1900. He served in the 30th Indiana Regiment. Funeral was Friday at the Catholic Church. + 11-?-1900
Dolan Patrick Henry, 73, (b. 12-14-1882) died at his home in Albion June 9, 1956 after a brief illness. He was a retired lineman of the Noble County REMC and had been previously an employee of the telephone company. Surviving are the widow, Ella; one daughter, Mrs. William Hufford of Lafayette; two grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Mary of Toledo, Ohio. Funeral Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1956
Dolan Peter, 85, died in his sleep July 1, 1952. He came to Avilla with his parents 72 years ago. He and his father, Michael Dolan, engaged in the leather and shoe business for many years. After his father’s death, Pete carried on with the business until retiring about five years ago. Surviving is the daughter, Fern, at home; and a sister, Mrs. Rachel Hart, of Garrett. Services Friday at Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 7-3-1952
Dolan Priscilla died at her home in Albion, June 11, 1919. She was the daughter of William and Margaret Shaffer and was born in Butler County, Penn. The family removed from Penn. to Ind. in 1854, settling in Jefferson Twp. She married Pat Dolan after the war. His death occurred about 19 years ago. Death was due to complications of diseases and flu. She was 69 years, 9 months and 21 days. She was a prominent member of the Catholic Church and is survived by 6 children, Miss Mary E. of Fort Wayne, Mrs. John Parrott of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Will Nicodemus, of Garrett, Mrs. Lillian Saltzgaber, Mrs. Harry Miller; and Henry Dolan of Albion; 8 grandchildren; one brother, Henry of Brimfield; two sisters of Michigan, Mrs. Naomi Anspaugh and Ella Lemn. Obsequies at the Catholic Church in Albion Saturday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 6-?-1919
Dolan R M died last night. He was born at Muncie, Pa., May 5, 1876. Funeral will be Saturday. Burial, King Cemetery. ^ 9-8-1910
Dolan Robert A, 82, died Wednesday at the home of a niece, Mrs. W. W. Madden, northwest of here. The body was taken to the Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco. Services Saturday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 9-25-1947
Doll Alice, 79, practically a lifelong resident of Kimmell, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Vance Fulk of near Rome City. Surviving are 3 daughters and 4 sons. Funeral Sunday in the Sparta Church of Christ. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1943 The daughter of William and Ann Campbell, was born near Cromwell, April 10, 1864. She was a member of the Sparta Christian Church. Surviving are 3 daughters and 4 sons; Mrs. Fulk, near Rome City; Mrs. Enoch Shisler, near Albion; Mrs. John Bugbee, Pontiac, Mich.; Chas. L. Doll, Marion, Ohio; Tracy M Doll, Detroit, Mich.; Harry C Doll, Walkerton; and Donald Doll, of near Ligonier. Ligonier Leader 5-29-1943
Doll Charles L, died at Marion, Ohio April 27, 1956 of diabetes. He was a former Kimmell community resident, having left about 45 years ago. Since then he has resided in Marion. He was employed by the Erie Railroad until about 10 years ago. Surviving are the widow, Gladys; one daughter, Violet Fetter; six grandchildren; three brothers, Tracy of Detroit, Donald of Ligonier, and Harry of Walkerton; three sisters, Edna Matheny, Pontiac, Mich., Gertrude Shisler, R. 4, Albion, Lois Fulk, Rome City; one aunt, Mrs. Pearl Hontz of Kendallville. Funeral April 29 at Royal Funeral Home in Marion, Ohio. Interment was at Marion. + 4-?-1956
Doll Donald (John) D, 73, R. 2, Ligonier, died Tuesday at his home. A native of York Twp, he was born Feb. 17, 1902, the son of Willard and Alice (Campbell) Doll. He and his wife, Faye, were married Feb. 29, 1936. He was a retired farmer and had also retired from the Noble County ASCS Office. He was a member of Sparta Christian Church in Kimmell. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Mary Jo) Hodges, Churubusco; two sisters, Mrs. Enoch (Gertrude) Shisler, Kimmell, and Mrs. Vance (Lois) Fulk, Rome City; one brother, Harry of Walkerton; and four grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1975
Doll Harry H, 84, died Feb. 21 at his home. He was born near Kimmell and resided near that community most of his life. Surviving are his widow, Clora; a stepson, Charles L. Coss of Mason, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Carmen Miller of Ligonier; four grandchildren; and a sister. Services Wednesday at a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1955
Doll Ina, 42, of Kimmell, was killed last Wednesday when the car in which she was riding was struck by a fruit truck at a highway intersection 5 miles north of Goshen. Her husband, Harry, received minor injuries. He is a barber and had been in Goshen and Bristol negotiating for a barber shop. Noble County Democrat 2-17-1927
Doll N Joan, 87, of Cromwell did December 5, 2010, at Miller’s Merry Manor of Syracuse. She was born on October 22, 1923. in Cromwell to Ben and Annabelle (Kring) Archer. On June 20, 1942, she married Herman (Mike) Doll. He died October 2, 1992. She worked at Wirk Garment in Cromwell and Lyall Electric in Ligonier. She worked in the West Noble School cafeteria for 20 years before retiring. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by a daughter, Carol L. Rhoads of Plant City, Fla.; a son, Michael H. (Linda) Doll of North Webster, Ind.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; and two brothers, Levi Archer and Dallas Archer. Funeral Dec. 10 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 12-7-2010
Doll Sarah Eleanor, 90, died in Garrett at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Hays, from injuries received in a fall from a second story window of the bathroom in the home. She may have opened the window, lost her balance and fell to the ground about 15 feet. She was born Sept. 5, 1843 in Noble County. Her husband, Daniel Doll, died Aug. 26, 1913. Of 7 children, 4 survive, Mrs. Charles Hontz of Kendallville, Mrs. Hays of Garrett, Willard of Kimmell and Hiram of Ronaldsburg, O. There are 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Sparta Christian Church. ^ 1-26-1883
Doll Tracy M, 73, died Aug. 7 at his home in Detroit, Mich., where he had been a resident for more than 50 years. Surviving are his wife, Genevieve; one sister, Gertrude Shisler of R. 1, Albion; two brothers, Harvey of Walkerton, and Donald of route, Ligonier; one sister, Lois Fulk of Rome City. He retired as president of Local UAW and International UAW in 1965. He resided in Kimmell during his youth and was a graduate of Cromwell High School. Funeral at DeSantis Funeral Home in Detroit. Interment in Detroit. + 8-?-1970
Doll Willard, about 80, died Feb. 14, 1943 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vance Fulk, at Rome City. He was born near Cromwell and had lived his entire life in Noble County. Among his survivors is Mrs. Gertrude Shisler of Albion. His widow also survives. Funeral Tuesday at Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1943
Dombrowski Maggie (Mrs. Philip) of South Bend, Ind., died March 30, 1922. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Knach of Swan Twp. The surviving relatives include the husband, two sons, Martin and Roman both at home; two brothers and two sisters, Michael of Green Twp, Frank, Frances and Mary of Swan Twp; also one half-brother, John Knach of Hopkins, Mich., and one half-sister, Mrs. Martin Sobraski of Kendallville. Funeral April 3. ~ 4-27-1922
Domer Charles Fredrick was born Nov. 1, 1880 and died Sept. 27, 1965. Services Sept. 29 at Williams Funeral Home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 9-27-1965
Domer Erin L was born Jan. 27, 1903 and died Jan. 29, 1975. Services at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville, Feb. 1. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 1-29-1975
Domer George died in North Manchester of inward dropsy Aug. 12, 1878, aged 61 years, 1 month and 13 days. He was born near Shanesville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, from whence at the age of 22 he came with his brother-in-law to Noble County. In the spring of 1843 he was married to Caroline Stienbarger and settled on 160 acres of land which he purchased near the present site of Wawaka. Here he cleared nearly one hundred acres of heavy timber such as characterized Noble County, and here it was that he received the germ of sickness which led to his death. In 1856 his wife died, leaving him with 5 children, the youngest being a little more than 4 months old. He was afterward married to Lydia Culler who had 3 children at the time of marriage and by whom 2 children were born to them after their marriage. He spent about 4 years in Kansas and Missouri but returned in 1874 to Kosciusko County where he resided until he removed to North Manchester last Oct. He was a member of the German Baptist Church for near 30 years. He leaves a widow and 7 children. > 9-5-1878
Domer Iris, 55, of west of Topeka will be buried in Eden Cemetery west of Topeka. Funeral Friday at Christner Funeral Home in Topeka. + 1957
Domer Sheldon Lee, two and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Iris M. Domer, died about four hours after he was struck by a train on the Wabash Railway line between Topeka and Wolcottville Friday. He is survived by the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Domer of near Rome City. + 3-?-1941
Dominy Archie, 60, of Fort Wayne, died Oct. 25 in Byron Health Center. He was born in Churubusco March 3, 1916 to Frank and Mary Ferguson Dominy and lived there until 1940 when he married Florence Lobdell and moved to Avilla. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1950 and retired from Zollner Corp. after 32 years of service. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Courtney of South Bend, and Mrs. Roger Downing of Fort Wayne; two sons, Larry of R. 3, Churubusco and Donald of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. William Flook of Alexandria and Mrs. William LaMarr of Auburn; one brother, H. A. of Deltona, Fla.,; and seven grandchildren. Rites at Krider-Workman Memorial Chapel today. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 10-28-1976 + 10-25-1976
Dominy Donald L, 58, died at home July 22, 2002. He retired from Zollner Corp., Fort Wayne, in May 2002 after 40 years of service. He had lived in Albion since 1972, coming from Oliver Lake. He was a member of the Albion Eagles. He was born August 13, 1943 in Garrett to Archie L. and Florence (Lobdell) Dominy. His father preceded him in death. Surviving are his mother in Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Robert Duane Dominy of Goshen and Edward Allen Dominy of Roanoke; a granddaughter, Hailey Dominy; 2 sisters, June Courtney of Carmel and Nancy Downing of Preble; and a brother, Larry of Jacksonville, Fla. Memorial services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. ^ 7-25-2002
Dominy Florence E, 86, of Decatur, died November 1, 2006 at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Born October 15, 1920 in Avilla, she was the daughter of John H. and Grace H. (Kreienbrink) Lobdell. Surviving are a son, Larry G. of Jacksonville, FL.; daughters, June A. Courtney of Carmel and Nancy L. Downing of Preble; a sister, Rosemary Akey of Auburn; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie L. Dominy, on October 25, 1976; one son, Donald L.; and 3 brothers. Services at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 11-16-2006
Dominy Mary Ellen, 76, died. Four sons, including Archie, Avilla,; two daughters; 25 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a brother survive. Funeral Wednesday in the Sonday Funeral Home ~ 6-10-1948
Donahue Dorothy A, 84, died Oct. 12, 2006 at Cameron Hospital in Angola. She was retired from General Electric in Fort Wayne after 40 years. She was born in Noble County on April 23, 1992 to Arthur and Margaret (Kugler) Whan. Surviving are a son, Duane of LaGrange; 2 grandchildren, Andreana Donahue of Las Vegas, Nev., and Anthony Donahue of Reno, Nev. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Virginia Kresse and Phyllis Balliet. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ^ 10-14-2006
Donaldson C V "Doc", 85, Ligonier, died Monday in the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. A 47-year resident of the area, he was employed at Lyon & Greenleaf for 39 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 243, Ligonier, and a WW I veteran. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Melohn; one daughter, Mrs. Maynard (Maxine) Summers, Kendallville; one son, Gene, Ligonier; one sister, Mrs. Harold McGahey, Florida; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1974
Donaldson Patsy L, 84, of Kendallville died Feb. 24, 2011, at The Chandler House near Kendallville. She was born in Kendallville on January 3, 1927, to Lawrence and Bonita (Rider) Hosler. She was raised by her mother and Earl Danzer. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1944. She married Russell N. Donaldson on April 6, 1946, in Kendallville. He died March 8, 1991. She worked for Campbell & Fetter Bank from 1955 until she retired in 1989. She returned to work part-time at the bank from 1991 until 2009. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla, Delta Theta Tau Sorority in Kendallville since 1953. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Middleton of Kendallville and Deborah and Mike Brand of Kendallville; five grandsons and their spouses, Michael and Lynn Walkup, Tony and Lydia Mark, Drew and Shaune Mark, Adam Middleton and Sean and Misty Middleton; one granddaughter, Sarah Middleton; seven great-grandchildren, Kelsey Middleton, Abbey Walkup, Laine Middleton, Cody Lee Middleton, Eli Mark, Salvador Rodriguez and Stella Mark; and one sister, Bondolyn “Bonnie” Carunchia of Kendallville. Funeral March 1 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-25-2011
Donaldson Ruth. 84, of Ligonier, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. Born Feb. 2, 1897 in Tomorsboro, Iowa, she was the daughter of George and Mary (Huhn) Melohn. On Sept. 24, 1919 in Boone, Iowa, she married Clarence "Doc" Donaldson, who died June 3, 1974. She had lived in the Ligonier community 54 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maynard (Maxine) Summers of Kendallville; a son, Gene of Ligonier; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1981
Donat Cleo Junior, 50, Rome City, died Thursday at his home. He was born April 11, 1927 to Cleo and Gertrude (Thomas) Donat at LaGrange. He married Martha Engle on Dec. 31, 1946 at Kendallville. Retired from C. M. Donat & Sons soft drink distributorship at Rome City, he was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 451 and American Legion Post No. 381, both Rome City, a veteran of WW II, and a member of the Shriners and Scottish Rite organizations at Fort Wayne. Survivors include his mother; his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Vera) Snyder, Ossian, Mrs. Michael (Vicky) Fiandt, Rome City; one son, Thomas L., Richmond; one sister, Mrs. Russell (Doris) Bailey, Farmland; four brothers, Edwin, Richard and Larry, all Rome City, Herbert, Waterloo; and two grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1977
Donat Donald Lee, 14-month old son of trustee and Mrs. N. J. Donat, died at McCray Hospital March 12. He and his twin brother were born at the hospital a year ago last Dec. 8, his brother passing away shortly after birth. He has been afflicted with a heart ailment almost since birth. Surviving are the parents and one brother, Dan, about 8. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1943
Donat Jesse, 27, of Wawaka, was killed yesterday when his gun accidentally discharged as he was climbing a fence. He and a companion were preparing to dig out a woodchuck on the farm of his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Reidenbach, when the accident occurred. Surviving are his mother, and a brother, Harold of Wawaka; and several sisters. Funeral Friday at the Brimfield U. B. Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1940
Donat Larry L, 67, of Rome City died December 26, 2010, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a partner in C.M. Donat & Sons Pepsi Cola Distributors in Rome City until 1991. He recently worked for Eshelman Excavating in Kendallville. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. He was a member of American Legion Post 381, Rome City, and a member of the Moose Lodge in Kendallville. He was a member of the Rome City United Methodist Church and was previously named Citizen of the Year. He was born October 30, 1943, in Kendallville to C.M. and Anna Gertrude (Thomas) Donat. On June 19, 1964, he married Sandra Schwab. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Mindie and Mike Isaacs of Wolcottville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Trent and Leah Donat of St. Louis, Missouri, and Brent and Jennifer Donat of Kendallville; five grandsons, Dillon and Darren Donat, Britain, Nolan, and Colton Isaacs; and a sister, Doris Bailey of Muncie. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Edward, C.M., Jr., Herbert, and Richard Donat. Funeral Dec. 30 in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery with military rites. ^ 12-29-2010
Donat Marion, 85, a retired coal and ice merchant of Rome City, died April 16, 1960 at his home in Rome City. He was a lifelong resident of the Rome City community. Surviving are the widow, Dessie; two sons, Cleo of Rome City, and Norbert of Oregon; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Wilde, and Mrs. Hazel Becker of Calif.;12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Rome City Methodist Church and the IOOF in Fort Wayne. Funeral Wednesday in Rome City Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-?-1960
Donat Martha E, 81, of Rome City died January 30, 2009, at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born in Kendallville on July 23, 1927, to Harvey M. and Vera Marie (Smith) Engle. Shegraduated from Kendallville High School in 1944 and Warner Beauty College in April 1946. She married Cleo Jr. Donat on December 31, 1946. She worked for Group Dekko in the quality control lab for 30 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Rome City United Methodist Church and the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Bradenton, Fla. Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Vera Ann and Bruce Snyder of Alpharetta, Ga., and Vicky and Mike Fiandt of Rome City, Ind.; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas L. and Mary Ellen Donat of Avon, Ind.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Badal, Matthew Snyder, Nathan Donat, Emily Burch and Joshua Fiandt; three great-granddaughters, Taylor Badal, Liv Snyder and Reagan Fiandt; and two sisters, Wanda Hayward and Beverly Steffen. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Robert Engle; and one sister, Vivian Singleton. Memorial service February 7 at Hite Funeral Home. ^ 2-4-2009
Donat Mercedes, 66, R. 1, Rome City, died Friday in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 20, 1913 in Fort Wayne to John L. and Bertha (Fink) Beckes, she married Walter W. (Jack) Donat on June 30, 1934 in Fort Wayne. She had been a resident of Rome City for 31 years, having moved there from Fort Wayne. She was a salesperson for Todd Realty in Ligonier. A member of the Rome City OES Chapter 595, she also belonged to Trinity English Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Marilyn) Alligood of Rome City; a brother, George W. of Danville, Ill.; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-?-1979
Donat Riley, native and lifelong resident of this community, died Aug. 22, 1946 at the family home near here from complications. He was born west of here, the son of William and Mary Donat. His entire life was spent in farming. Surviving are the wife, Ella; eight daughters, Vera Speicher of LaGrange, Vira Wilson of Rome City, Velma Miller and Venita Parker of Ligonier, Vina Upson of Fort Wayne, Velva Bontrager of Greentown, Viola Smith of Eaton, and Velda Holden of Kendallville; 20 grandchildren; two brothers, Marion of Rome City, and William of South Bend. A son, Clair, and a daughter, Verona; three brothers, Myron, Jesse and Allen; and two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Noel and Mrs. Selina Hines, preceded him in death. Funeral at the Methodist Church in Rome City Saturday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1946
Donat Walter Edwin, 83, of Rome City, died May 12, 2009 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born March 24, 1926 to Cleo and Anna (Thomas) Donat. He graduated from Rome City High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was co-owner and operator of C. M. Donat & Sons Pepsi Distribution in Rome City, retiring in 1987. He was a member of American Legion Post 381 of Rome City and was a commercial pilot and flight instructor. He was president of Rome City town board 1966-77. Surviving are 2 daughters, Rebecca and John Doan of The Villages, Fla., and Corinne and John Zuege of West Lafayette, Ind.; a son, Dennis Donat of Goshen, 3 grandchildren, Robert and Kirsten Doan, Kevin Donat and Same Zuege; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Doan; 2 brothers, Herbert Donat of Waterloo and Larry and Sandy Donat of Rome City; a sister, Doris and Russ Bailey of Muncie. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Cleo Donat Jr. and Richard Donat. Funeral today at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-13-2009
Donat Walter W "Jack", 79, R. 1, Rome City, died Sunday at home. Born in Rome City July 23, 1908, he was the son of Jesse and Nettie (Stienbarger) Donat. He first married Mercedes Beckes, who preceded him in death in 1979. He then married Angela Proce in December 1980 in Palatine, Ill. A lifetime resident of the Rome City area, he was a businessman and formerly owned Mercury Sales & Service, Harbor Club, and Sylvan Lake Package Store. He was a former professional boxer under the name of Jackie McClain and organized the first boys’ boxing club in Kendallville in the 1950’s. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, and Rome City Masonic Lodge. Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Marilyn) Alligood, Rome City; a sister, Blanche Nodine, Garrett; two brothers, Rex, Rome City, and Harold "Bill", Wawaka; and three grandchildren, Joseph Alligood, Germany, and Darin and Ann Marie Alligood, Rome City. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-13-1988
Donat Wayne W, 67, died Oct. 29, 2001 at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend. He had been employed in the maintenance department at Kidd & Co., retiring after 20 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, receiving the Purple Heart. He was a member of West Noble American Legion Post. He was born March 17, 1934 in Mishawaka to Rex and Maxine (Deter) Donat. On June 9, 1961 in Rome City he married Nancy Taylor. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Brenda Donat of Topeka and Darold and Linda Donat of Ligonier; a sister, Sally M. Hoefle of Rome City; 6 grandchildren, Matt, Amber, Ryanne, Kelsey, Kyle and Paige Donat. Services Thursday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 10-30-2001
Donat William died Dec. 2, 1901,aged 68 years 1 month and 11 days. He was born in Sugar Creek Twp, Stark County, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1833, lived there until 16 years of age, when he and his parents removed to Eden Twp, LaGrange County, Ind. in 1849. He lived there with his father until 1867 when he and his family moved 6 miles east in Noble County near Rome City; lived there until 1897 when he and family removed to Rome City. He united with the United Brethren Church at the age of 19. He married Mary Cornelius Oct. 26, 1862 in Elkhart Twp. They had 9 children, 8 of whom survive, one having departed to the spirit world in infancy. He leaves a wife, 2 daughters, 6 sons, one brother, 4 grandchildren. Funeral was at the F.W.B. Church of Rome City Dec. 5. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. ^ 1-3-1902
Donegan Margaret Heitz, 78, died Sept. 6 in Daytona Beach, Fla. She retired after 30 years of service with General Motors of Detroit. She was born Oct. 25, 1918 in Garrett to the late Walter and Burniece Heitz and graduated from Huntertown High School. Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Weldon M.; 3 daughters, Sharon Weimer of Wolcottville, Linda Growcock of Albion, and Christine Albright of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 2 stepchildren, David Donegan of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Catherine Donegan of Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Maryann Heitz of Waterloo; 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A memorial service Sept. 27 in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Cedar Creek Cemetery. ~ 9-25-1997
Donley Alvin L, 63, Rome City, died March 11, 2002 at his daughter's residence in Fort Wayne. He was born May 5, 1938 to Ralph "Buck" and Ruth (Zinn) Donley. Surviving are his mother in Avilla; a daughter and son-in-law, Molly and Richard Joyal of Fort Wayne; a son, Mark of Rome City; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Janet and John Heyman of Albion, Jean and Roger Clark of Leo, Linda and Ernie Waldron of Sturgis, Mich., and Dawn and Mark Metz of LaGrange; and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Joyal of Fort Wayne. He worked as a tool and die maker for General Electric in Fort Wayne, retiring in 1994 after more than 32 years. He graduated in 1957 from Rome City High School and served from 1961 to 1963 in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association and Rome City American Legion Post 381. Services at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 3-21-2002
Donley Eva M, 87, of Albion, died Oct. 2, 2008 at the Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler. She was born Oct. 5, 1920 in Green Twp, Noble County, to Carl and Bess (Fisher) Hoffman. On March 5, 1937 in Albion she married Kenneth Donley. He died in March 1977. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Max Hill of Albion; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Charlene Donley of Fort Wayne; a sister, Garnet Stephens of Hartford City; and several grand and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry; a grandson, Randy Hill; 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Services Monday in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 10-4-2008
Donley Henry F, 72, of Kendallville, died Saturday at home. Born in DeKalb County March 22, 1916, he was the son of Wellington and Della (Darrow) Donley. He first married Mary Glass in 1937. She died in 1940. He married Adeline Emerick on Nov. 24, 1951. He moved from Auburn to Kendallville 42 years ago. He retired in 1973 after 27 years with McCray Refrigeration. He also retired from Kendallville Foundry in 1979. He was a Kendallville Moose Lodge member. Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Russell (Denille) Hippenhammer of Ligonier, Mrs. Roger (Stella) (line missing) Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. +10-22-1988
Donley Kenneth E, 60, who lived at R. 1, LaOtto, near Ege, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was born Dec. 16, 1916 to Edward and Mary Reader in DeKalb County and was a farmer. Survivors include Mrs. Eva Donley, R. 3, Albion; two sons, Carl and Larry , both of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Rosemary Hill, Albion; four sisters, Mrs. Esther Hammel, Brimfield, Mrs. Reba Gilbert, Wawaka, Mrs. Mary Helmer and Mrs. Bessie Ritchie, both of Kendallville; and seven grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Twp. ~ 3-3-1977 + 2-?-1977
Donley Larry Wayne, 64, died Nov. 2, 2007 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. A National Guardsman, he was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. He was born Oct. 21, 1943, the son of Kenneth Donley. He married Marna Schlotterback 39 years ago. Surviving are his wife; 3 children, Alicia (Randel) Straka, Amy Donley and Curtis (Dusanka) Donley; 4 grandchildren, Jakob and Aidan Straka and Danijela and Sasa Donley; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Charleen Donley. Services Tuesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-3-2007
Donley Mary E, 80, Brimfield, mother of Kenneth Donley of LaOtto, died last Friday at her home. Her husband, Edward Donley, died Dec. 24, 1960. Surviving in addition to the son at LaOtto are two other sons, four daughters, one sister, 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 3-21-1963
Donley Ralph E, 53, of Rome City, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Survivors include the wife, a son, four daughters, four sisters, and a brother, Kenneth Donley of LaOtto. He was a native of DeKalb County and was a foreman with the NYC Railroad. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. ~ 5-20-1965 + 5-?-1965
Donley Ruth M, 87, died February 8, 2005 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born in Ari on March 3, 1917 to George Glenn and Wava Susan (Shultz) Zinn. She married Ralph E. Donley on September 30, 1937 in Auburn. He died May 16, 1965. She is survived by 4 daughters and their husbands, Janet and John Heyman of Albion, Jean and Roger Clark of Leo, Linda and Ernie Waldron of Sturgis, Mich., and Dawn and Mark Metz of LaGrange; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Eileen Miller of Butler, Beverly Riccius and Thelma Zinn of Checotah, Okla. She was preceded in death by a son, Alvin; a brother, Mike Zinn; and a sister, Gladys Zinn. She was employed with Fischer Pharmacy in Kendallville for more than 20 years. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the former Delphian Club. Funeral Thursday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 2-10-2005
Donovan James J, 70, died January 22, 2005 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. He was born June 11, 1934 in Lincoln, Neb., to John and Marguerite (Bourne) Donovan. He married Wanda Conley on August 27, 1994 in Kendallville. She died January 14, 2004. He is survived by 2 sons, Stephen and Cheri of Kendallville, and Michael of Colorado Springs, Col.; sisters, Patricia Lambright of Kendallville, and Judy Byes of Colorado Springs; one brother, Michael of Montrose, Col.; grandchildren, Natasha Wilson, Amanda and Ryan Donavan. He was retired from PVC Componders in Kendallville and was a member of American Legion Post 86 and VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Memorial services later. ~ 2-10-2005
Donovan Peggy Marie, 55, died March 12, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had retired in July 2007 from the East Noble School Corp. She graduated from Alexandria High School in 1970 and Purdue University with a master's degree in school counseling. She attended the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange. She was born in Anderson on April 15, 1952 to Clarence and Barbara Nell (Swift) Crouch. She married Richard Julian Donovan on July 12, 1980 in Alexandria. Surviving are her husband in Kendallville; her mother in Alexandria; a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Terry Vanlaningham of Mentone; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Dorene Crouch of Yorktown and Merrill and Marilyn Crouch of Oolitic. She was preceded in death by her father in 1996. Services Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-14-2008
Donovan William J, 66, died Tuesday in Lakeside Hospital after undergoing an emergency operation for appendicitis. A resident of Wolcottville for many years, he was a former state police lieutenant, serving during the last two Republican administrations in this state. For several years he managed the Wolcottville baseball team. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Sylvia Shaffer Donovan. + 9-?-1940
Doolittle Bessie Mae, 86, 715 N. Cavin St., died Monday at her residence. Born Dec. 14, 1896 in Noble County, the daughter of Charles and Lillie (Fought) Blake, she lived most of her life in the area. She was a former employee of the Ligonier Laundromat. Her husband, Leon, died in 1973. Surviving is a brother, Harley Blake, Ligonier. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 11-21-1983
Doolittle Leon Russell, 74, Ligonier, died Tuesday in his home. Born in LaGrange County Feb. 1, 1899, he was the son of Leonard and Ida Bell (Cook) Doolittle. He married Bessie Blake in Wolcottville March 15, 1921. He had been a resident of Ligonier 28 years. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Mrs. Wilmer Beal, Goshen. Funeral Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 12-?-1973
Doolittle Willis, 82, died at his home in St. Louis Wednesday. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin A. Stephenson and Mrs. William Radke of near Fort Wayne; and two stepsons, including Homer Campbell of Fort Wayne. Funeral Friday in Bonham Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Ontario, LaGrange County. + 4-?-1940
Doremire Hazel May, 69, of Leesburg, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Rosburgh Jr. at Sidney. She had been a resident of the Leesburg community the past 40 years. In 1910 she married Ben H. Main and he died in Dec. 1945. She married Jacob Doremire Feb. 14, 1953. Surviving are the husband; four daughters; four sons, including Raymond Main of Cromwell; three sisters; 2 brothers; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services Friday from Leesburg Brethren Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery near Milford. + 5-?-1964
Dorothy Thomas W, 35, R. 1, Albion, was killed Monday when he walked into the path of a car while crossing Albion Road for aid after his car broke down. The body was transferred to Hardy Funeral Home, Louisville, Kentucky. + 10-?-1977
Dorr Charlotte Middleton died at her home Wednesday. Had she lived until Nov. 3 she would have been 87. She was born in Manchester but moved to Sharon when a child. At the age of 20 she became the bride of Putnam Dorr. Following his death Oct. 20, 1905 she remained on the Dorr farm east of the village until 1913 since when she had made her home in the village with her daughter Edna. She is also survived by a son George, living on the homestead; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and sister, Mrs. Alma Dorr. Funeral from the Federated Church Friday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. (Grass Lake, Mich.) + 10-5-1933
Dorris Mary, 92, died at Kendallville Nursing Home Sunday. She was born in Springfield, Mo. May 14, 1897, the daughter of Charles and Harriett (Caplinger) Cole. On Nov. 27, 1913 in Springfield, she married Charles Reynolds, who died in Feb. 1952. She moved to Kendallville 20 years ago from the Fort Wayne area. She had been a midwife. Four daughters, two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Surviving are 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services today in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-2-1989
Dorsey Catherine C, 85, R. 1, Cromwell, died Friday. Born April 12, 1893 in Cromwell, she was the daughter of Jorden and Luella (Prentice) Priest. She married Oscar Correll June 2, 1912 in Albion. He died in 1969. She was married on Oct. 20, 1962 in Warsaw to William Dorsey, who died in 1966. She was a lifetime resident of Cromwell and an insurance agent for the Farmers Mutual and Hoosier Insurance Companies. She was a member of Indian Village United Methodist Church and Washington Twp Extension Homemakers Club. Survivors include one stepson, Maurice Dorsey, North Webster; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death in 1972. Services in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier, Monday. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 11-17-1978
Dorsey Maude, 71, lifelong resident of North Webster, died last Thursday at her home of a coronary occlusion. She was born Aug. 23, 1871 at North Webster, daughter of William and Anna (Ritter) Gerard. April 16, 1904 she was married to William Dorsey of North Webster. Surviving are her husband; a son, Maurice of near Syracuse; a brother, Earl of North Webster; and three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Koher of Cromwell, Mrs. Irene Minear and Mrs. Mildred Clevenger of Elkhart; and three grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Troxel Funeral Home in North Webster. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 6-?-1955
Dorsey William M, 84, R. 1, Cromwell, former Kosciusko County commissioner, died Monday in his home south of Cromwell in Washington Twp. Death was due to a heart condition. He was born in Tippecanoe Twp on March 24, 1882 to William and Hanna Milner Dorsey. He had been a lifetime resident of North Webster and Cromwell. He married Grace M. Gerard on April 16, 1904. She died in June 1955. His second marriage was to Catherine Priest Correll on Oct. 20, 1962. A retired farmer, he was president of Kosciusko Mutual Relief Association. Surviving are his wife; a son, Maurice, North Webster, a stepson, Charles Correll, R. 1, Cromwell; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Services in North Webster Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 7-?-1966
Dosch Elizabeth (Fox) died on Wednesday of last week at the home of Joseph Aman at South Chicago, and the remains were brought to this place for interment in the Catholic Cemetery Friday. She was 33 years of age and leaves a husband and five children. ~ 8-18-1898
Dosch John C, residing on a farm in the north part of Allen Twp, on last Friday while suffering from a fit of despondency or temporary insanity, ended his life by shooting himself through the head with a 32 caliber revolver. His body was found a short time after, lying on the floor of his room and the revolver on the floor nearby. The bullet entered the forehead slightly above the eyes and it is believed that death was instantaneous. On a table nearby was found a note, written by himself, in which he made his confession, stating that his life was being taken by his own hand. The decedent had resided in this vicinity off and on for a period of thirty years. His wife died about three years ago, after which for a short time he was an inmate of the Old Soldier’s Home at Washington, D.C. For the past two years he has resided on his farm alone. He was a member of the Catholic Church at Kendallville, and the L.O.O.M. No. 1301 of the same city. He is survived by a sister and a nephew who reside in Lancaster, Pa. The body was taken to the Moose Lodge rooms Saturday, where the ritualistic services of the lodge were held on Sunday and the funeral proper taking place at the Catholic Church in Kendallville Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 3-31-1921
Dotson Ada, 79, of Ligonier, died Thursday at Goshen Hospital. She was born June 30, 1904 in Pound, Va. to Andrew and Ida (Flemming) Elkins. In 1929 she married Milburn Dotson, who died in 1957. Living in Ligonier the past 20 years, she was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Agnes Peterson of Seattle, Wash., Pauline and Marie Mullins, Clintwood, Va., Bernice Willoughby, Medina, Ohio, and Virginia Hicks of Ligonier; five sons, Milburn Jr. of Coeburn, Va., Palmer of Alexandria, Va., Bobby of Clintwood, Va., and Denver and Curtis, Ligonier; two half-sisters; two half-brothers; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services in Clintwood, Va. with burial in Stanley Cemetery in Dickenson County, Va. + 5-24-1984
Dotzer Raymond, 89, died Monday at McCray Hospital. The Fort Wayne native was born Dec. 6, 1892 to Hugh and Eva (Peck) Dotzer. He retired in 1956 after more than 40 years with General Electric Co. He was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church, the G. E. Quarter Century Club and Waynedale Men’s Association. Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie Greiner of Wolcottville; two sisters, Valeska McVay and Matilda Cramer, Fort Wayne; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Klaehn’s Wayne Street Chapel, Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 1-25-1982
Doub Ruth L, 82 of Payson, Ariz., died Feb. 13, 2001. She was born in Kendallville on Jan. 16, 1919 to William and Mary Franze. She moved to Ariz. with her husband, Wayne, and son Jerry in 1947. Survivors are her son of Casa Grande, Ariz.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Edythe) Nartker of Kendallville, and Mrs. Delbert (Faye) Creager of Auburn; 2 brothers, Frank Franze of Auburn and Richard Franze of Lawrenceburg; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters and 4 brothers preceded her in death. Memorial services March 3 at the Kingdom Hall in Payson. ^ 3-10-2001
Doub Wayne, 70, former Kendallville resident, died in a Mesa, Ariz. hospital. The son of Charles and Cleon Doub, he had owned and operated a shoe repair shop in Kendallville for many years and drove a truck for Kendallville Distributing. He moved to Arizona 30 years ago. Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Franze; a son, Jerry Doub of Flagstaff, Ariz.; and a sister, Ethel, of Ariz. Services in Arizona. + 10-?-1983
Doud Leroy P, 67, died near Albion last Wednesday. Short funeral services at the Bonham undertaking parlors on Saturday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-?-1925
Doud Maggie E, 64, widow of the late Leroy Doud, died last Thursday at the Fred Steinbarger home near Brimfield, where she had made her home. Death resulted from pneumonia which developed from a severe cold contracted two weeks ago at the time of the death of her daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Steinbarger. Surviving are a son at New Paris and several grandchildren. Funeral Sunday from the U. B. Church there. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1935
Dougherty Fredericka (Keen), 74, a Kendallville native living at Knightstown, Ind. died Thursday in Hancock County Hospital. She was born Oct. 7, 1900 in Kendallville. Her husband, E. A. Dougherty, preceded her in death in 1945. The couple owned and operated Dougherty’s Baker in Knightstown for many years. She was a member of the Shapespear Club, the BPW and the Christian Science Society. She retired from Indiana Soldiers & Sailors Children’s Home in 1971. Surviving are two sons, George, Indianapolis, and Phil, Middletown, Ky.; six grandchildren. One son, Arthur, preceded her in death in 1974. Funeral Sunday in Butcher Funeral Home, Knightstown. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1975
Douglas Ardah, 45, Ligonier, died Friday in Goshen Hospital after a six-month bout with cancer. She was born April 4, 1926 in Angola, the daughter of Budd Keller and Mrs. Eythel Adams of Ligonier. She had lived in Ligonier 12 years, moving there from Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Clarence; her mother; three daughters, Mrs. John Alfrey, Ligonier, and Cheryl Ann and Mary, at home; one son, Donald, at home; one sister, Mrs. Gerald Goings, Auburn; one brother, Eleuvern Keller, Angola; and two grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, South Scott Cemetery, Angola. + 4-?-1971
Douglas Helen M, 80, died April 16, 2001 at her residence. She was a payroll clerk for North American/Phillips. She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church and Rome City American Legion Post 381. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in WW II. She was born Sept. 4, 1920 in Fort Wayne to Paul and Loretta (Zuber) Stein. On Nov. 11, 1967 in Rome City she married Alan Douglas. Surviving are her mother; her husband and a stepdaughter. Services Thursday at St. Gaspar Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 4-17-2001
Douglas Iva Ione, 77, of Kendallville, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. She was born in Antwerp, Ohio, Sept. 4, 1906 to William Reid and Helen J. (Harris) Laney. On Sept. 26, 1922 in Hillsdale, Mich., she married William W. Douglas, who died in March 1975. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Doris) Huff, and Mrs. Wayne (Shirley) Krieger, Kendallville, and Mrs. Lavon (Beulah) Miller of Antwerp; a sister, Flossie Pace of Antwerp; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Three sons, one brother and five sisters preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 11-6-1983
Douglas Jane D, 87, of Kendallville, died July 12, 2013, at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born in New Bremen, Ohio, on March 19, 1926, to Marvin J. and Lola A. (Huenke) Dietrich. She graduated from New Bremen High School in 1944 and the Ohio Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She married William Douglas on June 8, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was employed as a radiologist with McCray Hospital in Kendallville for 32 years from 1956-1988. Survivors include her husband, William E. “Bill” Douglas of Kendallville; one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Tim Voss of New York City, N.Y.; and one sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Fred Mackenbach of Palace Verdes Estates, Calif. She also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ann Marguerite Douglas in 1957. There will be no services. Burial, later at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-15-2013
Douglas Kenneth E, 48, 5114 Nevada Ave., died Sunday from injuries sustained when his car struck a light pole in the 2900 block of E. Washington Blvd. The accident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. He was born Dec. 9, 1930 in Antwerp, Ohio. He worked at International Harvester Co., Fort Wayne, and was a member of the American Legion and E.A.A. He is survived by his wife, Wretha; three sons, Kenneth Jr., Colorado, Steven M. of Terre Haute, and Marvin W. of Howe; his mother, Mrs. Iva Douglas, Kendallville; three sisters, Mrs. Doris Huff and Mrs. Shirley Krieger, Kendallville, and Mrs. Beulah Miller, Antwerp, Ohio. A brother, William C., preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Swan Cemetery. + 9-?-1979
Douglas Mary L, 59, of Ligonier, died in her home June 9, 2012. She was born on November 2, 1952, to Robert and Mary (Willmarth) McCune in South Bend. On October 21, 1990, she married Terry E. Douglas. She is survived by her husband; 2 sisters, Cheryl (Ralph) Watson of Fort Wayne, and Barbara (Fred) Smith of Elkhart; 2 brothers, David (Sheryl) McCune of Sturgis, Mich., and Donald McCune of Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by one brother, John McCune. She attended the Millersburg Church of Christ and had worked for Lake Park Industries of Indiana until 2010. She had also worked part time for several years at Burger King in Ligonier until 2011. Funeral June 15 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 6-12-2012
Douglas William Wesley, 75, 209 S. Parker St., died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born Feb. 25, 1900 near Payne, Ohio, to Levy and Cora Belle (Bash) Douglas. He married Iva Laney Sept. 26, 1922 in Hillsdale, Mich. He was a molder in Kendallville Foundry, a truck driver and retired farmer. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. William (Doris) Huff, Kendallville, Mrs. Lavon (Beulah) Miller, Antwerp, Ohio, and Mrs. Wayne (Shirley) Krieger, Kendallville; two sons, William C., R. 3, Auburn, Kenneth, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Maude Harden and Jenny Farber, Fort Wayne; four brothers, Ray, Mich., Harvey, Rome City, Floyd, Wolcottville, and Otho, Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. One son, Robert Wesley, preceded him in death in 1931. A brother, Lester, is deceased. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Kendallville. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 4-?-1975
Douglas Wretha J, 78, died July 10, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Mammoth Cave, KY., Wretha worked as an administrative clerk with Cole Precision Casting for 10 years before retiring. She was a founder of the Statewood Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Sweet Adelines. Surviving are her sons, Steven Douglas of Fort Wayne, Marvin (Anne) Douglas of Delphi and Kenneth Douglas Jr. of Indianapolis; her sister, Marilyn (Larry) Freeman of LaOtto; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She Wretha was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Douglas Sr., and her parents, George and Eva Stice. Services July 15 at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 7-14-2011
Douglass George, 37, died in the Veterans Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was employed by the Federal Seal and Gear Corporation in Kendallville and had lived in Avilla since January. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he was a heavy equipment operator for the Tennessee Valley Authority for ten years. He was a WW II veteran. Surviving are the widow, Charildean; three sons, Archie L and Roy E., both at home, and George Allen of Knoxville; two daughters, Betty C and Kathy G, at home; three brothers, Paul, Columbus, Ohio, James and William, Miamisburg, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Slover, Miamisburg, Ohio; his parents, Mrs. William Douglas, Miamisburg, Ohio and William Douglas of Knoxville, Tennessee. Services Wednesday in Fort Wayne. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 7-19-1956
Douglass Robert L, son of John A. and Martena (McDonald) Douglass, was born in Belle Plaine, Kans. June 13, 1877; died at the home of his parents near the ame place, Oct. 25, 1896, aged 19 years, 4 months and 12 days. He recently took up the study of medicine and was studying to qualify himself for a doctor when he was stricken with typhoid fever. He leaves a father, mother, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Kendallville Standard 11-6-1896 Contributed by Judy Richter
Dove Larry L, 73, of rural Kendallville died January 26, 2012, at his home He was born in Albion on January 31, 1938, to Paul and Alice (Pfafman) Dove. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1956 and Bowling Green State University in 1960. He married Carolyn Ann Dicke in 1958 in Fort Wayne and earned his Master’s of Education degree from Ball State University in 1964. He was employed with the DeKalb Central School District for 41 years before retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. Survivors include his wife; 3 children, Barry and Pam Dove of Kendallville, Brad and Pam Dove of Westler Lake and Bret and Angie Dove of Kendallville; his grandchildren, Nicole and Justin Endsley, Ian Dove, Evan and Max Dove, Mat and AJ Dove, and Morgan and MacKenzie Stillberger; his mother, Irene Dove of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Linda and Bill Archer of Schererville, Indiana, and Sharon and Augie Lundquist of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers, Duane and Sarah Dove of Santa Rosa, California, Michael Dove of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rick and Susan Dove of Rock Hill, South Carolina. He was also preceded in death by his infant son, Bryan, who died in 1959; and his father, Paul Dove, in 1972. Funeral Jan. 30 at Faith United Methodist Church. ^ 1-28-2012
Dovel Absolom was born at Mt. Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., Nov. 25, 1833. Died Mar. 6, 1913, aged 79 years, 3 months and 12 days. He had been ailing for the past two years but was not confined to his bed until Feb. 31 (Yes, 31 is what was printed) when he was stricken with paralysis. He was married Jan. 17, 1861 to Miss Sarah Margaret Hedrick of Mt. Crawford, Rockingham County, Va., who preceded him 8 years ago. He leaves eight children, six sons and two daughters, Charles, Mt. Solon, Va., William, Millersburg, Ind., John, Ligonier, Frank, Topeka, Oliver and Mrs. N. W. Shoup, Goshen, Mrs. E. S. Showalter, East Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Bert, who resided with him. His early life was spent near his old home in Va. until 1869 when he removed with his family to LaGrange County, Ind., where he lived until 1907, removing then to his late home near Goshen, Ind. In 1902 he united with the Mennonite Church at Silver St. near Goshen. Funeral from the home Sunday. Burial, Eden Cemetery, near Topeka. + 3-6-1913
Dowell Augusta, about 84, died at McCray Hospital Dec. 24, 1948 following an illness caused by a fractured hip and extending over a period of about four years. She was the widow of the late O. W. Dowell. She died in her sleep, her body being found by a hospital attendant who went to her room to serve breakfast. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Catherine Johnson of Elyria, Ohio; and one niece, Mrs. Tom Reece of St. Louis, Mo. She was born in Hicksville, Ohio. + 12-?-1948
Dowell Orion W, 63, in early life an expert telegrapher, died at the family home 3 ½ miles west of Wawaka on Fairview farm this morning. Death resulted from a paralytic stroke suffered several weeks ago. He was born in Holmes County, Ohio, where he received his early training. He became superintendent of the Ohio Telegraphic School at Oberlin, Ohio, and also a similar school at Hicksville, Ohio. In 1913 he moved to Noble County, locating on the farm where he died. Surviving is the widow, Augusta. Funeral at Cosperville Wednesday. +2-?-1930
Downam Margaret R, 83, of Kendallville, died October 31, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in New Castle, Indiana, November 14, 1927, to James and Dorothy (Lucas) Marks. She graduated from New Castle High School in 1944 and married Phillip Downam on January 20, 1952, in New Castle. He died May 19, 1966. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Kendallville. Survivors include 3 sons, Robert and Jenny Downam of Stroh, Fred Downam of Kendallville and Dallas Downam of Kendallville; 2 daughters, Patricia and Ronnie Timmons of Kendallville and Carol Elkins of Stroh; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Estella Waln of Speedway, Indiana, Mary Rose Finch of Georgia and Annis Wallace of Greensboro, Indiana. She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Catherine Downam, in 1958; her grandson, Derrick Keck, February 27, 1992; and her great-granddaughter, Gracelyn Shepherd, June 2011. Funeral Nov. 3 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 11-2-2011
Downend Samuel H Mrs., 48, wife of the trustee of Keyser Twp, DeKalb County, and mother of Harry Downend of this place, died at her home southwest of Garrett last Wednesday from heart trouble and dropsy. Funeral in Altona Church Friday. Burial Embry Cemetery. ~ 2-28-1912
Downey Byron E, 87, died Thursday in Kendallville Manor. A Churubusco native, he had lived in New Haven from 1934 to 1987 when he moved to Kendallville. He was a high school teacher 1934-67 in New Haven and a principal for four of those years. He was a graduate of Wabash College and Indiana University. His wife, Wallburga E., died in July 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Ann) Fordeck of rural Kendallville; two sons, Jack of Atlanta, Ga., and Joe of Brecksville, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Services Monday in E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 8-3-1989
Downey Leon E, 79, of Gary, died Monday in Goshen General Hospital. He was born April 10, 1913 in Jasper County, Ill. to William and Miley (Newlin) Downey. On Sept. 17, 1966 in Gary he married Blanche L. Strode. He retired in 1978 from General American Corp. in Gary. He had served 32 years in the Indiana National Guard Reserves and was a member of American Red Cross. Surviving are his wife; a stepson; a sister, Mrs. Homer (Edna) Wolfe of Merritt Island, Fla.; a brother, Richard of Ponte Verdi Beach, Fla.; 4 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mary Ellen Weaver, died in 1981. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-18-1992
Downing Ella, 67, died June 6 in the Sturgis, Michigan hospital. Death was due to cancer. She was born in Swan Twp, the daughter of Jonathan and Alice Clark and left this community about twenty years ago to reside in Sturgis. She was active in the Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW and had been a delegate to the state convention every year until this spring due to illness. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Lodge, Mothers of WW II and the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are seven children, four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Dortha McLaughlin and Mary Alice of Sturgis, Mrs. Harriet Hawthorn, Warren, Ohio, and Mrs. Grace Renz, Muncie, Vern, Sturgis, Harry, Bluffton, and Jack of Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Addie Bolton, Kendallville; and two brothers, John S. Clark and Frank Clark, of Fremont. Services at Foglesong Funeral Home in Sturgis June 8. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 6-7-1956
Doyle Norma E, 66, R. 1, Avilla, died Nov. 30 in DeKalb Hospital. She was born in Kendallville March 27, 1917, the daughter of Charles J. and Hallie (Bennett) Walters. She married Dr. Norman J. Doyle in Kendallville. He died in 1962. She had lived near Avilla the past year but was formerly from Fort Wayne and Solon, Ohio. She was a former U. S. Navy nurse, a member of the Presbyterian Church and the American Nurses Association. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Jane) Rhea of Kendallville; a son, N. James and his wife, Linda of Utica, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Becky) Worthman of Decatur, and Mrs. Charles A. (Jean) Baker of Fort Wayne; two brothers, John E., Lathrup Village, Mich., and C. Robert of Long Beach, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Jimmy and Katie Doyle. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-8-1983 + 11-30-1983
Doyle Willard J, 67, former pastor of the Asbury United Methodist Church, died Thursday in a hospital in Hazel Cress. He had served several Indiana churches and was a district superintendent in New Castle from 1975 to 1981. His term in Albion was in the 1950’s. He was born Nov. 10, 1917 in Wildwood, Georgia to James and Mae Dabbs Doyle. Survivors include his wife, Louise; a son, Rev. John Doyle of Evansville; and daughter, Kathleen McClain (Mrs. Bob), Auburn; two sisters, Maisie Doyle and Edwina Gross, Trenton, Ga.; and two brothers, Albert of Chester, Va., and Randall of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four grandchildren. Funeral Monday in the chapel at Franklin United Methodist Home. Lawn interment was in Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Greenwood. + 12-13-1984
Drain Daniel, 71, retired farmer of Ligonier, died at his home on Feb. 5 from complications and infirmities of age. Surviving are the widow; 2 sons, Melvin of Ligonier and Harley of South Bend; and one daughter, Mrs. Edward Smith of Ligonier. Funeral Tuesday at the home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Noble County Democrat 2-10-1927
Drake Abraham, 59, lifelong resident of Noble County and a greater part of his life a resident of Ligonier and community, died at his home in Ligonier, Feb. 23. He had been in declining health for three years. For a number of years he was employed at the Ice Refrigerator Factory and also at the Lyon & Greenleaf Mill. Surviving are his widow, Clara; three sons, Francis G. of Walkerton, Alvin and Orville of Ligonier; three daughters, Mrs. Roseltha Wallenbach and Alberta Drake of Ligonier, and Mrs. Viola Harper of Bristol. He had 6 grandchildren. One brother, Francis B. of Walkerton also survives. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1942
Drake Alvin R, 79, of Syracuse, died Friday at Oak Leaf Village in Ligonier. He was born Dec. 31, 1919 in Ligonier to Abraham and Ada (Christlieb) Drake. On Aug. 23, 1947 he married Mary Ellen Haney in Ligonier. She died in 1979. He was an office clerk for Rieth Riley Construction. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in WW II and was a member of American Legion Post 243 in Ligonier. Surviving is a brother, Orville of Milford. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother. Funeral Monday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-17-1999
Drake Daniel, 81, Civil War veteran, a native of Noble County and one of the farmers of northern Indiana for many years, died at his home in Rome City last Friday of complications incident to old age. He was born near Wolf Lake where he resided for a time and received his early training. Later he located on a farm near Kendallville and for many years engaged in farming. After retiring from farm life, he moved to Rome City about eight years ago, where he has since resided. Surviving besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. William Mahnesmith of Sturgis, Mich. and Mrs. George Iddings of this township; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. ~ 7-16-1925
Drake Edna Ann, 59, a native of Huntertown, died in her Fort Wayne home July 31. She is survived by her husband, Dale; two sisters, Lois Dehnert of Fort Wayne and Mary Ellen Richards of South Milford. Services were in Fort Wayne Aug 2. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. ~ 8-4-1977
Drake Frank, 76, died from a stroke of apoplexy suffered 8 weeks ago. Funeral will be Wednesday at the LaOtto Lutheran Church. Surviving are the widow; 4 daughters, Mrs. M. C. Freeman of Swan, Mrs. E. L. Adair of Albion, Mrs. Jess Wappes of Auburn, Mrs. Ralph Stewart of Payne, O.,; and one son, Hugh of Auburn. Noble Co Democrat 7-4-1929
Drake George, 86, former resident of Kendallville, died in Indianapolis, April 26. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Drake, pioneer residents of Kendallville. He was the brother of Mrs. George Berhalter. He worked for years as a meat cutter in Kendallville and during WW II operated a meat market in Avilla. Services at Shirley Funeral Home in Indianapolis. ~ 5-3-1962
Drake Harriet E, 69, widow of Joseph Drake, died at the asylum at Richmond. Funeral Thursday at the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 4-?-1927
Drake Margaret A, 78, daughter of Henry and Catharine Bradley, was born Aug. 17, 1854 and died April 1, 1933. On Nov. 18, 1873 she married Frank Drake, who preceded her in death July 1, 1929. They had 7 children. Frank died in infancy and May at the age of 15. The following survive, Mrs. E. L. Adair of Albion, Mrs. Jesse Wappes of Auburn, Mrs. M. C. Freeman of Swan, Mrs. Ralph Stewart of Fort Wayne, Hugh of Auburn; and 15 grandchildren. The following sisters and brothers also survive, Mrs. Etta Chaffee, Allegan, Mich., Mrs. Geneva Baker, LaOtto, Mrs. Rose Zimmerman of Kalamazoo, Mich., Eugene Bradley of Chicago, and Austin Bradley of LaOtto. + 4-?-1933 Albion New Era 4-5-1933
Drake Mary Ellen, 56, R. 1, Ligonier, died Thursday in Elkhart Hospital. Born Feb. 9, 1923 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Dewey and Mae (Smith) Haney. She married Alvin Drake Aug. 23, 1947 in Ligonier. A lifetime Ligonier area resident, she had been employed for 17 years at Sorg Products. Surviving are her husband and a brother, Robert of Ligonier. Funeral Sunday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1979
Drake Orville E, 77, died Oct. 21, 2003 in Goshen General Hospital. He was born July 4, 1926 in Ligonier, the son of Abraham and Ada (Christlieb) Drake. He was a member of American Legion Post 243 in Ligonier, VFW Post 1342 and Eagles Aerie 3760, both in Syracuse. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David Eppenbaugh of Warsaw; a son, Orville "Joe" Jr. of Milford; and 6 grandchildren. Two sisters, Viola Hapner and Alberta Halsey; and a brother, Francis, preceded him in death. No services. ^ 10-23-2003
Drake William - Holt’s sawmill at LaOtto was the scene of a most distressing accident Saturday. All the employees of the mill except William Drake were outside handling timber and on return found him lying upon the floor unconscious with a frightful gash over three inches in length cut in his forehead. He was removed to his hotel and given every possible attention but died at midnight Sunday night without having regained consciousness. Funeral services were held at the Wesleyan Church, LaOtto, Tuesday; interment at Swan. His death was caused, it is supposed, by a stick of timber which he was handling becoming entangled in a belt, which threw it with sufficient violent to produce the gash. A piece of timber was found nearby bearing marks which indicate this. He came to Noble County many years ago. ~ 12-15-1892 He was the father of Nathan Drake of Kendallville and was 72 years aged. Noble Co Democrat 12-21-1892
Draker Valna Francis, 63, of Fullerton, Calif., died Oct. 16, 1963 in Orange, Calif. from carcinoma. She had been a resident of Cromwell and was born here in Dec. 1900 to John and Francis (Hursey) Maggert. Her survivors include two sons, Bill F. of Fullerton, Calif., and Jack D., Canoga Park, Calif.; two brothers, Robert E., Afton, Iowa, and Fred D., South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Lula J. (Bonnie) Whirledge of Fullerton, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Services Oct. 18 at LaPalma Chapel of Backs, Troutman & Kaulbars, Anaheim, Calif. Burial, Harbor Rest Memorial Park, Costa Mesa, California. + 10-16-1963
Draper Dorothy M, 81, of rural Wolcottville, died Nov. 29 in her home. She was born Sept. 16, 1914 in Adams County to Harvey E. and Elizabeth (Hubner) Meyer. On Aug. 22, 1935 in Fort Wayne she married William W. Draper, who died May 20, 1967. She moved to LaGrange County in 1935 from Fort Wayne. She was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church in Wolcottville. Surviving are 6 daughters, Dorothy Pope of Pensacola, Fla., Jane Jensen of Shipshewana, Harvena Richards of Avilla, and Joy Draper, Mary Jo Chaney and Nancy Draper of Wolcottville; a son, William of LaGrange; 4 sisters, Eunice Carr and Harvena Friemuth of Fort Wayne, Eileen Suetterlin of Mesa, Ariz., and Mary Shoudel of Churubusco; 2 brothers, Dale of Albion and Theodore of Fort Wayne; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. ~ 12-7-1995
Dreibelbis Betty J, 52, was found dead Thursday at her home in Columbia City. She was born Feb. 26, 1944 in Noble County to Earlin and Ina Bell (Richards) Pippenger. A 1962 graduate of Albion High School, she was a member of the Calvary Temple Worship Center in Fort Wayne. She married T. Dale Dreibelbis in Albion on April 22, 1962. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, Brad of rural Albion and Brian and Brent of Columbia City; 2 brothers, Richard and George Pippenger of rural Albion; and 4 grandchildren, Kristen, Randy, Megan and Matthew Dreibelbis. Funeral Monday in The Calvary Temple Worship Center. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-17-1996
Dreibelbis Dale E, 75, (b. 5-20-1907 - d. 3-21-1981) was born to Thurlow and Luella Leitch Dreibelbis in Jefferson Twp. The family moved to town in recent years, living at 215 S. Elm. His wife, the former Elizabeth Trittipo, and two sons, Duane and Thurlow; and five grandchildren survive. Funeral at Brazzell Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 3-21-1981
Dreibelbis Elizabeth, 87, died Sept. 26 at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born Dec. 6, 1909 in Ligonier to Arthur and Luella (Damey) Trittipo. The lifetime Noble County resident was the widow of Dale Dreibelbis. She was a member of Rehoboth Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Dale of Columbia City, and DeWayne of Albion; 2 brothers, Kenneth of Kimmell and Don of Columbus, Ohio; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and by 3 brothers. Funeral in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 10-9-1997
Dreibelbis Glade V, 44, (b. 7-23-1919) was found dead at his home March 17, 1964 of self-inflicted shotgun wounds. He lived alone at his home north of Burr Oak on R. 2, Albion. He was a lifelong resident of this community and is survived by cousins. Funeral Thursday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 3-?-1964
Dreibelbis Jessie M was born April 11, 1879 and died Sept. 30, 1962. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Oct. 2. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 9-?-1962
Dreibelbis Karen A, 58, of Albion, died June 23, 2004 at her home. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church and the Albion Lions Club. She was born Dec. 11, 1945 in Kendallville to Phil and Mary Lou (DuBois) Norris. On Aug. 29, 1964 in Asbury United Methodist Church she married Duane A. Dreibelbis. Surviving are her father in Albion; her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Karman and Kenny Cornwell of Albion; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Laura Dreibelbis of Albion; a sister, Deb Weidenhamer of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Marc and Jan Norris of Albion and Scott and Janet Norris of Syracuse; and 3 grandchildren, Kaleigh and Kendra Cornwell and Aidan Dreibelbis. Services Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 6-24-2004
Dreibelbis Laura, 70, wife of Alton Dreibelbis, died at the Sacred Heart Hospital at Garrett Monday evening. Surviving are the husband, one son, Marion, living in Garrett, two sisters, Mrs. Jonas Veazey, Garrett and Mrs. Joseph Mullendore of Hagerstown, Md. Services from the McKee Funeral Home in Garrett Thursday with burial in the Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 6-1-1950
Dreibelbis Orian O, 79, (b. 3-12-1866) died Jan. 27, 1946 at his home five miles southeast of Albion. He had been a lifelong resident of this community. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Strong Dreibelbis; one son, Glade at home; one sister, Mrs. Lulu Snyder of Albion; and one brother, Alton of Garrett. Services Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 1-?-1946
Dreibelbis Samuel, an old citizen of Jefferson Twp, we believe, died on Thursday of last week. He was quite aged. Some ten years ago his wife died and was buried in the Albion Cemetery. As the friends concluded to make the Sweet Cemetery in Jefferson Twp the family burying ground, the remains of Mrs. Dreibelbis were disinterred on Saturday and were recommitted to the earth together with the body of her husband in the Sweet burying ground on Sunday. (A later article stated many bodies of the Baker family were moved from Albion to Sweet Cemetery.) Albion New Era 3-26-1885
Dreibelbis Thurlow J, 56, of Jefferson Twp died Sunday after a short illness. Funeral at Rehoboth Church Wednesday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 8-?-1937
Drenning Orpha B, 64, wife of James Drenning, died at her home in Kendallville Saturday of a heart attack. She died on her birthday anniversary. Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Archer of Kendallville, Mrs. Cleo Bushee of Fennville, Mich.; and one sister, Mrs. Jones of New Haven. Funeral Tuesday with her nephew, Rev. Otis Jones, officiating. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1938
Drerup Carrie (Reuhart), died at her home at 128 S. Lincoln St. Monday. She was operated on last Friday for the removal of an abdominal tumor. She married G. A. Drerup April 10, 1877. They had 9 children, 8 of whom survive her, Ida, Rose, Theresa, Joseph, Gerhard, Anthony, Frank and Edward. Also her husband; three sisters, Mrs. John Kapp of Lagrange and Mesdames Frank Hinkley, Theodore Friend and John Alabaugh of this city. Her mother, Mrs. Anna Reuhart, is also living. Funeral Wednesday from the Catholic Church in this city. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Avilla. ^ 11-26-1908
Drerup Edward H, 80, Bradenton, Fla., died Thursday in Manistee Hospital, Bradenton. He was born Feb. 26, 1892 in Noble County, the son of Gerhard A. and Carolyn (Reuhart) Drerup and was married July 8, 1912 in Michigan to Mabel Collins. She died in 1969. He was a former glass shop manager and moved to Florida a year ago from Logansport. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Maxine J. Miller, Bradenton; one son, Edward H. Jr, Logansport; two sisters, Mrs. Theresia Wartz, Auburn, and Mrs. Rose Evers, Kendallville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Monday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. + 3-?-1972
Drerup Frank, 43, resident of Kendallville many years, and a former resident of this place, died Saturday at Lakeside Hospital at Kendallville, death following a major operation for the removal of a gastric ulcer. He had been employed as a cabinet maker at the McCray Refrigerator Factory. Surviving are the widow; four children, Irvin, Lorene, Joanne and Evelyn at home. One son, Victor, preceded him in death. Several brothers and sisters also survive. Funeral Wednesday at Kendallville, with burial in the Catholic cemetery of this place. ~ 3-21-1929
Drerup Marie, 87, of Kendallville, died March 17, 2006 in Hickory Creek nursing home, Kendallville. She retired from McCray Refrigeration Corp. after 30-plus years of service. She was a member of Kendallville Moose Lodge. She was born Feb. 27, 1919 in Kimmell to Charles and Celeste Pearl (Doll) Hontz. She married Woodrow Wilson Drerup on May 30, 1937 in Corunna. He died Oct. 16, 1991. She is survived by a son, Owen of Kendallville; 2 grandchildren and their spouses, Charles and Christy Drerup and Deborah and Tom Walterhouse of Kendallville; 5 great-grandchildren, Lucas, Bo and Olivia Drerup, Lydia and Abigail Walterhouse; and a brother, Herbert Hontz of Fla. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Merle Hontz; a sister, Mildred Smith. Services Tuesday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-19-2006
Drerup Owen L,74, of Kendallville died Dec. 7, 2012 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He graduated from Waterloo High School in 1956. He then attended Ball State University and graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1961 to 1963. In the summer of 1960, he began working in the family business at Reliable Tool & Machine Co. in Kendallville. He was still active in the business which is known today as Reliable Production Machining and Welding and served as chairman of the board. He was a member of Kendallville Elks Lodge 1194, Kendallville Moose Lodge 1301, American Legion Post 86, Kendallville Masonic Lodge No. 276, Mizpah Shrine, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Owen was recognized as a Kentucky Colonel by the state of Kentucky. He was born June 4, 1938, in Garrett to Woodrow and Iris (Hontz) Drerup. On June 17, 1961, in Kendallville he married Isabelle Mae “Susie” Charles. She died Aug. 24, 2000. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Charles O. “Chuck” and Christy Drerup of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah S. and Tom Walterhouse of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren, Luke Drerup, Bo Drerup, Olivia Drerup, Lydia Walterhouse, and Abby Walterhouse.   Funeral Dec. 12 at Young Family Funeral Home.  Burial, Lake View Cemetery.  ^ 12-9-2012
Drerup Rose,
82, 124 Conlogue Ave., sister of Frank and William Ley of Avilla, died April 15 in McCray Hospital. Widow of Frank Drerup, she had lived in Kendallville 62 years. She was born Dec. 14, 1885 at Avilla, a daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth (Zonker) Ley. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Orval (Laurine) McDanel, Garrett; Mrs. F. L. (Evelyn) Forker, Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. Robert (Jean) Raney, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four other brothers, Eugene, Bakersfield, Calif., Urban, Fort Wayne, and Ed and Carl of Kendallville; and two sisters, Esther and Loretta of Bakersfield, Calif. Two sisters and two sons preceded her in death. Final rites last Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville. Burial, Avilla Catholic Cemetery. ~ 4-25-1968 + 4-?-1968
Drerup Urban F, 51, of Kendallville, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. Funeral Saturday in the Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. He was a relative of the Ley families of Avilla. ~ 3-12-1964
Drerup Woodrow Wilson, 77, of Corunna, died Wednesday in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. He was born in Garrett Dec. 30, 1913 to Gerhard Anthony and Bessie Edith (Lindsey) Drerup. On May 30, 1937 in Corunna, he married Iris "Marie" Hontz. A self-employed contractor, he retired from Reliable Tool & Machine Inc. in 1981. He was a member of Kendallville Moose Lodge 1301 and had served on the Corunna town council. Surviving are his wife: a son, Owen of Kendallville; a sister, Catherine Brand of rural Ashley; a brother, Albert of rural Corunna; and 2 grandchildren, Charles and Deborah Drerup. He was preceded in death by brothers Art, Harvey and Ray, and a sister, Audrey Hathaway. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-16-1991
Dressler Anton, 82, of R. 3, Albion, died May 3, 1958 at McCray Hospital. He was born March 11, 1876 in Allen County to August and Catherine (Auer) Dressler. He was a farmer and resided in this community for the past 56 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith. Survivors include two sons, Raymond and Elmer; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; four brothers, William, John, Gustav, and Rudolph, all of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Minnie Lampe and Clara Burchard, also of Fort Wayne. Services May 6 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, of which he was a member. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 5-8-1958
Dressler Barbara A, 74, of New Haven, formerly of Avilla, died at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne May 19, 2012.She was born on November 21, 1937 in Fort Wayne,  the daughter of Alfred J. and Bertha Mae (Dyson) Huth. She lived in Avilla for about 20 years, then moving to New Haven in the 60's. She graduated from Garrett High School in 1954. On June 9, 1956 she married Maynard Dressler in Avilla. Mrs. Dressler owned her own Beauty Shop in Avilla for about 10 years, then worked throughout the Fort Wayne area at different shops. She retired from the Fort Wayne Country Club after 20 years of service. Surviving are her husband; son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Karen Dressler of New Haven; brothers, Alfred J. (Joan) Huth Jr. of Lake Wales, Florida; Richard (Sue) Huth of LaGrange; and Ervin (Barb) Huth of Wolcottville; her sister, Kay Shoemaker of Avilla. She is precededed in death by her sister, Ruth McBride and brothers, Leon and Dean Huth.  Memorial service May 26 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Per her request, cremation will take place.  Brazell Funeral Home 5-23-2012
Dressler Edith
, 68, dropped dead in Kendallville last Friday of a heart attack. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Survivors include the husband, A. J.; two sons, Raymond and Elmer; and nine grandchildren. Services Monday at the residence and at the Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 2-5-1948
Dressler Elmer W, 85, of Avilla, and formerly of Gold Lake in Steuben County, died Saturday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. He was born in Green Twp in Noble County on Aug. 21, 1908, to Anton and Edith (Bohnenberger) Dressler. He married Evelyn Weeks Jan. 31, 1932 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. She survives. A retired farmer, he was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla and served as Farm Bureau co-chairman. Also surviving are 2 sons, Thomas of Albion, and Maynard of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Shaun, Jennelle and Wendy; and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Burial, Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. ^ 7-5-1994
Dressler Evelyn M, 89, died Feb. 2 in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. She was born Jan. 13, 1910 in Green Twp to Todd and Zelma (Bower) Weeks. On Jan. 30, 1932 in Avilla she married Elmer Dressler who died July 2, 1994. She was a lifetime resident of Noble and Steuben Counties. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. Surviving are one son, Maynard of New Haven; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Madaline Todd of Albion and Mary Grama of San Bernardino, Calif. Funeral in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 1-22-1999
Dressler Jamie I, 48, of LaGrange, died Sept. 3, 2006 at her residence. She was born in Marion, Ohio on Jan. 1, 1958 to Earl and Grace (Griffin) Landrum. She worked at Motel 6 in Warsaw as a housekeeper for several years. Surviving are 2 daughters, Heather and Nasha of Ohio; a brother and 3 sisters. Graveside services Thursday at Orange Cemetery. ^ 9-6-2006
Dressler Luella May, 17, died Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dressler of near Avilla. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Rodman of Jefferson Twp. Funeral Tuesday at Avilla Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. + 3-?-1938
Dressler Mary J, 74, of R. 1, Avilla, died Dec. 27 in McCray Hospital. She was born May 10, 1905 in DeKalb County to Joseph and Anna (Polasek) Lemish. She and Raymond Dressler were married Dec. 12, 1928. A lifetime area resident, she was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church here and its Ladies Aid Society. Surviving are her husband; five daughters, Eleanor Shearer, Auburn, Martha Heckler, New Haven, Norma Reeves and Lois Liebing, both Kendallville, and Mary Compton, Miamiville, Ohio; two sons, Ivan, Kendallville, and Donald, Avilla; two sisters, Rose Lubermonski and Leana Case; three brothers, Frank, Tony and Albert Lemish; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Joan, preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 1-3-1980 + 12-?-1979
Dressler Raymond D, 85, of Route 1, Avilla, died today in Shepherd of the Hill, Kendallville. He was born in Allen County Sept. 9, 1904, the son of Anthony and Edith (Bohnenberger) Dressler. On Dec. 12, 1928 he married Mary Lemish. She died Dec. 27, 1979. A retired farmer, he was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Surviving are 5 daughters, Eleanor Shearer of Auburn, Martha Heckler of New Haven, Norma Reeves of Kendallville, Mary Compton of West Carlton, Ohio, and Lois Liebing of Avilla; 2 sons, Ivan of Kendallville and Donald of Avilla; a brother, Elmer of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Joan, and a sister preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. + 5-14-1990
Dressler Thomas F, 53, a resident of Albion, died Feb. 23 in McCray Hospital. He was born in Albion on Dec. 30, 1942 to Elmer and Evelyn (Weeks) Dressler and spent most of his life in Noble County. He graduated from Albion High School in 1960 and served with the U. S. Army. On Dec. 19, 1985 he married Jamie Landrum. A former agent and district manager for Farm Bureau Insurance in LaGrange for over 20 years, he was later employed as an agent for Will Sell Realty in LaGrange and for Prudential Life Insurance Co. in Fort Wayne for 6 years until 1987. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla, the Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157, Churubusco and the 40&8 Voiger 1427. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Brian (Jenell) Burget and Wendy of Fort Wayne; his mother, Kendallville; a brother, Maynard, New Haven; and 3 granddaughters. Preceding him in death was a son, Anthony William in 1970, and his father in 1994. Memorial services Monday in Immanuel Lutheran Church. ~ 2-29-1996
Dressler William C, 92, formerly of Fort Wayne, died May 27 in Turtle Creek Convalescent Center. His home was destroyed by fire in February. Born in St. Joseph Twp, he farmed and was later employed by General Electric Co. After retiring from G.E., he worked at Lindenwood Cemetery. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Dorwin, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Nahrwold, R. 2, New Haven, and Mrs. Valeria Klemke, Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Lampe, R. 1, New Haven, and Mrs. Clara Burchard, Fort Wayne; a brother, Rudolph, Seminole, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. ~ 6-4-1970
Dreyer Herman F, 85, retired custodian of Fort Wayne’s South Side Schools, died today in McCray Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne Aug. 31, 1891, his parents were William and Louise (Salamon) Dreyer. He was preceded in death by one son. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Hilda Moellering, Fort Wayne; one brother, Fred, Fort Wayne. Services Monday in Lutheran Home chapel, Kendallville. Burial, Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 4-?-1976
Dreyer Louise, 87, a resident of the Lutheran Home, Kendallville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Born March 13, 1890 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Conrad and Anna (Feidler) Fenker. She married Herman Dreyer, who died April 17, 1976. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, South Whitley. Survivors are one brother, Ernest, Columbia City; seven nephews, Alvin Bauman, Ashley, Raymond Bauman, Auburn, Herman Bauman, Fort Wayne, Henry Bauman, Memphis, Tenn., Edward and Harold Fenker, Columbia City; one niece, Dorothy Hess, Columbia City. Funeral Tuesday in Lutheran Home chapel, Kendallville. Burial, Concordia Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 9-?-1977
Driscoll Allen Wayne, 75, of Wawaka, died March 12, 2005 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Albion, retiring as a clerk after 15 years of service. A 1948 graduate of New Haven High School, he received a bachelor's degree from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne at age 62. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of American Legion Post 242 and the DAV. He was born Feb. 5, 1930 in Woodburn to Andrew Melville and Linnie (Deweese) Driscoll. On Oct. 2, 1954 at the Auburn Catholic Church he married Velma Voirol. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Patrick of Wawaka and Michael of Albion; a daughter, Jennifer of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Florence Paxton and Bonnie Austin; a brother, Marion of Fort Wayne; and 6 grandchildren, Danielle, Jerry, Amber, Tasha, Amanda and Kyle Driscoll. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerauld, on Feb. 28, 1986; a brother, Arthur; and 7 sisters, Maude Dager, Ethel Weikart, Hazel Amspaugh, Helen Hattendorf, Madeline Driscoll, Cecil Driscoll and Mildred Bade. Services Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 3-14-2005
Driscoll Jerrauld Allen, 20, R. 1, died at his home Friday. He was born June 7, 1965 to Allen and Velma (Voirol) Driscoll and had lived in the area since 1971. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Albion and a 1985 graduate of Central Noble High School. He was employed at Flex’s Steel of New Paris. He is survived by his parents; one sister, Jennifer at home; and two brothers, Patrick, R. 1, Albion, and Michael, R. 2, Ligonier. A memorial mass will be March 9 at Blessed Sacrament Church. + 2-28-1986
Driscoll Rebecca, 38, died July 16, 2003 in LaGrange Hospital. She was a teacher's assistant in the preschool at Wawaka United Methodist Church. She was born Feb. 16, 1965 to Homer and Eda (Whitaker) England in Kendallville. She married Patrick Driscoll on Aug. 4, 1984 in Wawaka. Surviving are her husband; 3 children, Danielle, Amber and Jerry; her mother, 3 brothers, Jeff England of Albion, Homer England of Kendallville and Ken England of Syracuse; a sister, Susie Tyner of Warsaw. Services Monday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 7-19-2003
Drudge Charles, 81, of Cromwell, died of complications Tuesday at the Alfran Nursing Home in Warsaw. A resident of Cromwell for 25 years, he was born in Ringo, Iowa June 29, 1880, the son of Edward and Susan (Myers) Drudge. He was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. John Ayers, Silver Lake, Mrs. Ross Lippencott, Fremont, and Mrs. W. E. Bronson, Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral today in McHatton Funeral Home at Warsaw. Burial, Graceland Cemetery, Elkhart. + 9-?-1961
Drumheller Mary B, 81, a resident of Betz Nursing Home, Auburn, died there Tuesday. Born in Fremont, Mich., Nov. 16, 1903, she was the daughter of William H. and Blanche (Woodward) Gohn. In May 1923 in Kendallville, she married Maurice Drumheller, who died June 8, 1953. A Kendallville resident since 1916, she had been receptionist for Dr. Frank Messer for 23 years. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and a former member of several civic and community organizations. Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth A. "Betty" Parker of Mission Viejo, Calif.; a sister, Bonnie Hohman of Kendallville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-17-1985
Drummond Patricia Louise, 82, of Provena Sacred Heart Home, died May 5, 2009 at DeKalb Memorial Hospital. She had been a Catholic school teacher, a Franciscan Nun, and a registered nurse. She was born Dec. 8, 1926 in Fort Wayne to Arthur and Bernadette (Richey) Drummond. Surviving are cousins. Mass of Christian Burial Sunday in the chapel at Provena Sacred Heart Home. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 5-10-2009
Dubea Lloyd H, 67, of Ligonier, was dead on arrival at McCray Hospital Saturday. Born June 11, 1918 in Stockland, Ill., he was the son of Alfred and Bessie (Dill) Dubea. On Feb. 28, 1981, in Albion, he married Phyllis Winebrenner. He moved from Columbia City to Ligonier in 1976 and was a janitor and crossing guard with West Noble School Corporation. Surviving are the wife; four daughters, Sally Mefford of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Francis (Sue) Bradley of Kankakee, Ill., Mrs. Robert (Marie) Wells of Albion, and Mrs. Terry (Cindy) Cooley of Fisher, Ill.; three sons, Lloyd A. of Indianapolis, James of Gibson City, Ill., and Terry of Ligonier; four sisters, Loretta of DeMott, Helen Riegel of Brook, Eleanor Denton of Moraco, and Pearl Schanlaub of Chicago; a brother, Raymond of Goodland; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A daughter, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-29-1986
DuBois Betty L, 72, of Albion, died Jan. 6,2006 at her residence. She was born in Noble County and retired with more than 25 years of service at precision Plastic Injection Molding in Albion and Columbia City. She was a member of Albion Eagles. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Kim and Jeff Antrup of Auburn, Mary and Jim Gray of Kendallville, Gary and Dorren DuBois of Butler, Larry DuBois of Garrett and Billy and Mary DuBois of Calhoun, Ga.; her siblings and their spouses, Jerry and Jan DeLong of Kendallville, Imo Jean Wilson of Albion, Linda DeLong of Albion and Darrel and Nancy DeLong of Kendallville; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Mary (Byrd) DeLong; 2 sons, Michael and Robert; a brother, Charles DeLong; and a sister, Shirley Cramer. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 1-8-2006
DuBois David Dean, 52, R. 3, Ligonier, died Tuesday at home. Born Feb. 3, 1937 in Star City, he was the son of Joseph and Madonna (Reinholt) DuBois. He had lived in Ligonier since 1983, moving from Pierceton. He was an installer for Ligonier Telephone Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Ernestine; four daughters, Debbie Brenner of Logansport, Linda Howard of Ligonier, Amber Miller of Packerton, and Tanya Watson of Fort Wayne; four sons, Fred of Buffalo, Dave and Bill of Logansport, and Gerald Watson of Michigan; five sisters, Marcie Williamson and Deyone Jenkins of Logansport, Wanda Dockendorf of Fredericksburg, Va., Paula Layton of Charleston, W. Va., and Jody Goodale of Delano, Fla.; three brothers, Donald and Dan, Palmer, Alaska, and Jim of Zenda, Wis.; and 13 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Burial, Riverbank Cemetery, Winamac. + 7-25-1989
Dubois Harry "Bill", 62, of Wawaka, died Saturday in Kenney Health Care Center in Ligonier. He was born in Argos Sept. 4, 1930 to Robert and Ruby (Spahn) DuBois. On Aug. 12, 1977 in Sheridan, Wyo., he married Jane Yant. He was a production worker for Silgan Plastics Corp. in Ligonier and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mary Wade of Kendallville and Kim Antrup of Auburn; 4 sons, Robert of Bremen, Larry of Rome City, Gary of Butler and Billy of Albion; 5 stepchildren; a sister, Mary Lou Norris of Albion; and numerous grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-5-1993
DuBois John H, 79, veteran blacksmith and carpenter of this city the past 39 years, died Sunday at Lakeside Hospital from apoplexy. He was born Dec. 12, 1854 in Fairfax County, Va., the son of Jerry and Catherine DuBois and at the close of the Civil War came with his parents to Ohio, locating in Bryan. He learned the blacksmith trade when a young man and followed it many years, later confining his time to the carpenter trade. He worked in South Milford as a blacksmith in the manufacture of carriages. In Sept. 1879 he married Emma J. Kimmell of South Milford and they had 2 daughters. In 1895 he moved to this city where he had since resided in the home which he erected at the corner of State and Diamond Streets. He was affiliated with Kendallville Lodge No. 316 IOOF and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving are the widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. B. H. Bunkers, Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Bruce Miller, Gary; one brother, George, Toledo, O.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Beavers, Bryan, O.; 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers. Funeral Friday. ^ 4-23-1934
DuBois Michael, two-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. William DuBois of Albion, died May 6, 1954 at McCray Hospital. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Robert; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert DuBois of Albion, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude DeLong of Kendallville. Graveside services Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1954
DuBois Robert E, 44, of South Bend, died Wednesday in St. Joseph Center Hospital in Mishawaka. He was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, Nov. 8, 1952 to Harry and Betty (DeLong) DuBois. His father died in 1993. Surviving are his mother; 2 sisters, Kim Antrup of Auburn and Mary Wade of Kendallville; 3 brothers, Larry of Garrett, Gary of Butler and Billy of Trinon, Ga.; and 5 stepsiblings. Funeral Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-26-1997
DuBois Robert E, about 64, died May 27, 1967 at Kish Nursing Home near Albion. He was born in Miami County, Ind., Sept. 24, 1902 and had resided in this community for many years. He had been employed as a salesman for Maumee Valley Co. He married Rubye Spohn on June 29, 1926. Surviving are the widow and two children: Bill DuBois and Mrs. Phillip Norris, both of R. 4, Albion; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas of Macy, Ind., and Briggs of Sarasota, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Leone Amhler of Plymouth, Mrs. Trudy Bussert of Kewanna and Mrs. Lucretia Hale of Louisville, Ky. Funeral the 29th at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1967
DuBois Rubye M, about 61, died June 13, 1969. A librarian at Albion-Noble County Library, she was born Jan. 13, 1908 in Miami County, Ind., the daughter of Harry and Goldie (Torrence) Spohn. On June 29, 1926 she married Robert DuBois, who died May 27, 1967. She came to Albion from Auburn in 1941 and worked in the library and the bookmobile 27 years. She became head librarian about three years ago upon the death of Mrs. Helen Terry. She was a member of the BPW, the Albion Study Club, and the Indiana Librarians’ Association. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Phil (Mary Lou) Norris of R. 4, Albion; one son, Harry William (Bill) of R. 4, Albion; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her mother of Peru; and two sisters, Mrs. Betty Lee Friend and Mrs. Vivian Hosftager, Peru. Final rites June 15 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1969
Dubuisson Alvin Jr, 51, of Kendallville and formerly of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Pass Christian, Miss., Dec. 22, 1934 to Alvin Joseph and Winnie Dubuisson. He was senior planner in management at Magnavox for 17 years. He had lived in Kendallville the past nine years and was a Korean Conflict veteran. Surviving are his wife, the former Patsy Shively; two daughters, Sylvia Gaskill of Dear Lodge, Mont., and Virginia Young of Great Falls, Mont.; a son, Rodney J. of Fort Wayne; five stepdaughters, Debra Clouse of Albion, Pamela Munk of Wolf Lake, Lisa Schumaker and Teresa Langohr, Kendallville, and Jan Frick of Wawaka; two stepsons, Charles Bridegan Jr. and Gregg Bridegan, both Albion; a sister, Lois Young of Huntsville, Ala.; four brothers, Lawrence Jr. of Etowah, Tenn., Alex, Edwin and Paul, Long Beach, Miss.; and 16 grandchildren. Services Friday at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 7-30-1986
Duckworth Russell S, 72, formerly associated with the Noble County American in Albion, died Feb. 3, 1984 at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ill. He was born in Cass County, Ind. to Lora and Laura Bowyer Duckworth and in 1933 married Jessie Matteson. He was editor of the Cerro Gordo News from March 1956 to 1981 and spent 44 years in the newspaper business. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Cerro Gordo, Cerro Gordo Lions Club, Masonic Lodge No. 600 AF&M, and Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry and Burton (Skip), both Decatur, Ill.; a daughter, Rosalee at home; a sister, Mrs. Cleo (Mildred) Baker of Logansport; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother. Funeral Feb. 6, 1984 in Brintlinger Cerro Gordo Funeral Home. Burial, Cerro Gordo Cemetery. + 2-3-1984
Dudash Nick, 91, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was born April 14, 1885 in Hungary. He lived most of his life in Chicago and moved to this area in 1974. He was married in April 1919 in Chicago to Susie Kovacs, who died Sept. 28, 1974. Survivors include one son, Robert, Garrett; and three grandchildren. Services Saturday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 2-?-1977
Dudash Susie, 82, died Saturday at the Sacred Heart Home. She resided with her son, Robert, in Garrett until that time. She was a native of Hungary and was born May 21, 1892 to Frank and Susanna Kovacs. She married Nick Dudash April 26, 1919 in Chicago. He resides at the Sacred Heart Home. Other survivors are three grandchildren and a brother, Louis Kovacs in Czechoslovakia. Services Tuesday in the McKee Funeral Home. ~ 10-3-1974
Dudding Gladyce, 84, was born in Mishawaka Nov. 30, 1888 to Charles and Emma Doolittle. She married Wilfred Dudding June 1912. He preceded her in death in 1957. She died at Sacred Heart Home Friday. Surviving are three sons, Charles, Homewood, Ill., Richard, St. Joe, Mich., and John, S. Orchard St., Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Mary Grove, Mishawaka; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-17-1793 + 5-?-1973
Dudding John W, 50, of 543 S. Orchard St., died Sunday at his cottage on Waldron Lake. Born Dec. 30, 1929 in Mishawaka, he was the son of Wilfred and Gladyce (Doolittle) Dudding. He married Sandra C. Berhalter on July 4, 1956. A Kendallville resident for 35 years, he was employed at Indiana Bell Telephone for 24 years. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the American Legion Post 86, Moose Lodge 1301, Telephone Pioneer Club and First Christian Church. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Barbara J, and a son, Steven J, both at home; two brothers, Charles of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Richard of St. Joseph, Mich. Funeral Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1980
Dudding Sandra C, 62, of Kendallville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 1, 1931 to Richard and Ilda (Gifford) Berhalter. On July 4, 1956 she married John Dudding. He died in 1980. She had been a telephone operator for Indiana Bell, worked for Kraft Inc., and the Kendallville Water Dept. She was a member of Tri Kappa. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Dudding of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Jayne Benjamin of Mitchell. A son, Steve, died this year. Funeral Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-4-1993
Dudding Steven J, 33, of Kendallville, died Saturday in his residence. He was born in Kendallville Aug. 10, 1959 to John and Sandra (Berhalter) Dudding. He was a machinist for Reliable Tool & Machine in Kendallville and a member of First Christian Church. Surviving are his mother; a sister, Barbara Dudding of Fort Wayne. Funeral Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-6-1993
Duddy Robert Francis, 63, died Aug. 22, 2002 at home. He retired after 30 years as a deliveryman for Hostess. He was born Sept. 8, 1938 in Lake County to Francis Robert and Opal (Jolly) Duddy. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Melody Duddy of St. John; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Jeff Larson of Clermont, Fla., and Cheryl and Mike McBride of Valparaiso; and 10 grandchildren. Services at St. Gaspar Catholic Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 8-27-2002
Dudley Floyd, the little son of C. E. Dudley at LaOtto, died Tuesday of cholera infantum, aged 1 year, 1 mo., 5 days. Funeral yesterday at LaOtto. Burial, Huntertown. ~ 9-10-1891
Dudley Grace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Dudley, was born Jan. 6, 1896 at LaOtto, which was her home until the spring of 1903 when she with her parents moved to Kendallville. She died March 6, 1904. A short service was conducted at the grave. Interment at LaOtto this afternoon. ^ 3-11-1904
Dudley Lloyd E, aged 1 year, 2 months, and 28 days, little son of C. E. Dudley of LaOtto, died at Terre Haute last Friday. Burial at Huntertown on Sunday. ~ 11-5-1891
Dudley Ray, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dudley, died Saturday at the family residence, corner S. Oak and Vine Streets. Funeral from the residence this afternoon. Burial, LaOtto Cemetery. ^ 6-14-1906
Dudley Richard, 79, died of heart disease Friday at his home. He was born in this county on a farm a short distance from the place where he died. Surviving are the widow, two children, three brothers and two sisters. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. + 3-?-1928
Duehmig - Rev Father was born in the province of Baden in Germany Nov. 9, 1842; died at Kneipp Sanitarium near Rome City on June 3. He was the pastor at the Avilla Church. He also had to attend missions at Albion, LaOtto, Kendallville, Ligonier, Ege, Bremen, Auburn, Millersburg, Angola, Waterloo, Summit, Goshen, LaGrange, Butler, Leo, Rome City and other places. Funeral at St. Mary’s Church Thursday. Sixty priests were in attendance. ^ 6-9-1905
Duehmig Anthony
, 74, former Avilla resident of Detroit, Mich., died. Services will be today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Detroit. Survivors include his wife, Gisela; a stepdaughter, Traudal, both of Detroit; and nieces and nephews from the Avilla area. Burial will be in Germany. ~ 4-10-1980 + 4-?-1980
Duehmig August, 68, farmer of near Avilla, died Monday at the Garrett Hospital. Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Leona Kretschmer of Elkhart, and Miss Mary at home; three sons, Eugene, Henry and Raymond, all of near Avilla. Funeral Wednesday from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with interment in the church cemetery. + 12-?-1935
Duehmig Dorothy Marie, 75, died May 21, 2002 at Heritage House Nursing Home in New Castle. She was born November 4, 1926 in Avilla to Henry and Rose (Kreienbrink) Duehmig. Surviving are 3 brothers, James and Edward of Fort Wayne and Joe of Avilla; 4 sisters, Theresa Dubelko of Hudson, Ohio, Janet Hudecek of Avilla, June Duehmig of Kendallville, and Ruth Bauman Ballwin of Missouri. She worked for Creek Chub Bait Factory in Garrett, Kneipp Springs in Rome City and Rain Tree Industries in New Castle. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in New Castle. Services at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ~ 5-30-2002
Duehmig Eugene D, 75, died in Lutheran Hospital Tuesday. A native of Avilla, he had lived in Fort Wayne 42 years and was a retired realtor. Surviving are two sons, Thomas E., Fort Wayne, and Gustave A., Terre Haute; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Didion, Fort Wayne and Mrs. Sharon Sherrard, Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Henry, Avilla, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Collins, Danville. Services Thursday in the D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 10-3-1974
Duehmig Henry F, 73, was born July 16, 1901 in Avilla to Gustave and Rose (Meyer) Duehmig and married Feb. 9, 1926 in Leipsic, Ohio. His widow, Rose, survives. He was a retired farmer and factory worker and died Friday at his home after a 21-year illness. Also surviving are three sons, Joe, Avilla, James and Edward of Fort Wayne; five daughters, Dorothy Duehmig, Straughn, Mary Theresa Dubelko, Lakewood, Ohio, June Duehmig, Kendallville, Janet Duehmig, Avilla, and Ruth Bauman, Auburn; one sister, Mary Collins, Danville, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson. Funeral mass Monday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 12-12-1974
Duehmig Mary, 50, died October 1 at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett. Immediate cause of death was pneumonia. She was born January 23, 1908 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Juif. Mr. and Mrs. Duehmig were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on September 13, 1927 and had lived in this vicinity thirty-one years. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, its Rosary Society and Our Lady of Victory Study Club. Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Donald S., and Eugene, both of Avilla; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Myers, Avilla, and Mrs. Evelyn Rist, Garrett; three brothers, Henry Juif, Fort Wayne; Alex and Bernard Juif, both of Albion; and two grandchildren. Services October 4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 10-2-1958 + 10-?-1958
Duehmig Ray V, 66, R. 1, Avilla, was found dead Tuesday on the farm of his son, Donald. A farmer, he had been a lifetime resident of the county and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Avilla. Born Sept. 10, 1903, in Avilla, he was the son of Gustave and Rose (Meyer) Duehmig. He was married Sept. 13, 1927 in Avilla to Mary Juif, who died in 1958. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Barbara) Myers, Avilla, Mrs. Frank (Evelyn) Rist, Brussels, Belgium; two sons, Donald J (Sam), R. 1, Avilla, and Marion (Ted) of Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Collins, Danville, and Mrs. Leona Kretschmer, Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, Eugene D. of Fort Wayne, and Henry D. of Avilla; 10 grandchildren. Funeral in St. Mary’s Church Friday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 2-26-1970 + 2-?-1970
Duehmig Regina was born in the village of Wertheim, Baden, Germany, September 1, 1844, and was the youngest of twelve children born to Erasmus Duehmig and Anna Maria Bechtold - four of whom, all brothers, survive her - 3 of them in Germany. About fifteen years ago, after the death of her mother, who she cared for during her last illness, Miss Duehmig came to America. Since that time she has been the housekeeper for her brother, Rev. Father Duehmig, the rector of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Funeral at the Catholic Church this morning. ~ 10-12-1893 ^ 10-13-1893
Duehmig Rose E, 73, lived at R. 2, Avilla and died Monday in McCray Hospital. She was born July 26, 1906 in Leipsic, Ohio, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Meyer) Kreienbrink. She was the widow of Henry Duehmig, who died Dec. 4, 1974. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Senior Citizens of Swan Twp. Survivors include five daughters, Miss Dorothy Duehmig, New Castle, Mary Theresa Dubelko, Lakewood, Ohio, Mrs. Janet Hudecek, Avilla, June Duehmig, Kendallville, and Mrs. Ruth Bauman, Auburn; three sons, Jim and Edward, Fort Wayne, Joe, Avilla; six brothers, John, Chesaning, Mich., August, Fort Jennings, Ohio, Ferdinand, Toledo, Ohio, Alphonse, Tucson, Ariz., Vincent, Erlanger, Ky., and Henry, Findlay, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services July 24 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 7-24-1980 + 7-21-1980
Duehmig Sharon, 59, died Dec. 26, 1997 at McCray Hospital after being stricken at her Avilla residence. She was born Aug. 19, 1938 in Elkhart to Mr. and Mrs. Leo and Kathryn (Wilks) DeLucenay (now Overley). On April 29, 1960 in Avilla she married Joseph W. Duehmig. The Butler University graduate was a nearly lifelong resident of Avilla. She owned Avilla Realty until October and previously taught junior high art classes at the Avilla School for 22 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; part owner of Autumn Hills Senior Apartments in Avilla and Albion, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Avilla American Legion Post. Surviving are her husband; 4 sons, David of Louisville, Ky., Joseph of Milwaukee, Wis., Robert of Portland, Ore., and Mark of Columbia, Mo.; 3 sisters, Judy Bohn of Denver, Colo., Mary Sue Hurley of Fort Wayne and Beth Beard of Washington D.C.; 3 brothers, Dennis of Indianapolis, Kent of Lake Forest, Ill., and John of Avilla; and 2 grandchildren. Services at St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 1-15-1998
Duer Angela Renee, 3, daughter of Michael and Robin (Sandmeyer) Duer of 217 S. Morton St., Kendallville, died today at the family residence. She was born in Kendallville Dec. 1982. Surviving are her parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McNulty of Rome City, Mr. and Mrs. David Kropp, Kendallville; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kropp, Kendallville, Ollie Joseph, Columbia City, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McNulty of Winter Park, Fla.; and great-great-grandmother, Nona Hawkins of Victor, W. Va. Services Friday in St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-16-1986
Duerk H A "Jim", 69, died at his home in Defiance, Ohio on Wednesday due to carcinoma. He was a former telegrapher in Cromwell for the B&O but has been in Defiance for many years engaged in the contracting business. Survivors are his widow, Anna; one son, Robert of Defiance; one brother and four sisters. + 9-?-1954
Duerr Carrie L, 68, died Monday at her home, 116 E. Williams St. from a cancerous growth of the ear. Carrie L. Bentler was born Jan. 11, 1855 at Philadelphia, Pa. and spent her girlhood days at that city. At the age of 16 years she came to Kendallville with her mother, and one year later, on Oct. 22, 1872, was married to John Duerr. Also about that time her mother was married to Christian Duerr, father of John Duerr. Following their marriage they resided here 26 years, during which time he was employed at Flint & Walling factory and also engaged for several years in the grocery business. In 1891 they moved to Iowa and made their home there until 6 years ago when they returned to Kendallville. She is a charter member of the local Rebekah Lodge and was one of the local order’s first petitioners. She was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Her husband is the only immediate surviving relative. Funeral Wednesday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ora Sawyer. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-14-1923
Duerr Christian was born in Prussia, Germany Dec. 9, 1820. He with his wife and three sons emigrated to this country in the spring of 1865. During the summer of the same year he united with the German M. E. Church of Kendallville. In the fall of 1865 his youngest son, Christian, nine years old, died, and on Nov. 13, 1869, his wife died. He was married in 1870 to Ernestine Bentler, who preceded him in death nearly three years ago, since which time he has lived with his son, John, with whom he moved to Toledo, O., about a year ago. He died Dec. 13, 1899 at the age of seventy-nine years and four days in Toledo, O., leaving two sons, two daughters-in-law and two granddaughters. Services from the M. E. Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-13-1899 ^ 12-22-1899
Duerr Ernestine (Heinzelmann) was born Feb. 3, 1827 in Wurttemberg, Germany; died April 23, 1897 at her home in Kendallville, aged 70 years and 2 months. She came to America in 1852, was married in 1854 to Charles Bentler, and they had one daughter. In the following year they moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., where she united with the German M. E. Church. They lived at Ann Arbor until Mr. Bentler’s death which occurred in 1869, after which she and her daughter moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., where they remained until 1871 when she became the wife of Christian Duerr of Kendallville. She leaves her husband, daughter, one brother. + 4-23-1897 ^ 4-30-1897
Duerr John, 78, pioneer resident and merchant of Kendallville, died in the Odd Fellows Home at Greensburg, Ind. last night. He was born in Germany and came here with his family in his youth, landing in New York the day Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. He located in Kendallville many years ago and at one time conducted a grocery store with Rufus Gallup on the site now occupied by The Toggery. He spent most of his life in Kendallville with the exception of three years in the west until he entered the Odd Fellows Home three years ago. At one time he was employed at Flint & Walling factory and in late years conducted a crispette shop on E. Williams St. Mrs. Duerr died four years ago. He was a charter member of the Odd Fellows and was presented with a gold watch in 1884 by the lodge for his faithful service. His death removes the last survivor of the original Duerr family, two brothers having preceded him in death. Surviving relatives include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Sophia Duerr, and two nieces, Mrs. Ralph Raber and Mrs. Orrie Sawyer. Services Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orrie Sawyer. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1924
Duerr John H, son of Theodore and Sophia Duerr, was born in Kendallville, April 29, 1877. He enjoyed the privileges of the Kendallville High School until the spring of 1893 at which time he took a position with the Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. He met his death on Feb. 24, 1896 at his parents’ residence in South Milford, aged 18 years, 9 months and 24 days. Funeral in the M. E. Church in this city on Thursday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-24-1896
Duerr Pauline F, daughter of Theodore and Sophia Duerr, was born May 3, 1879 and died Nov. 7, aged 7 years, 6 months and 4 days. She was gathering up and burning the leaves in front of Samuel Brillhart’s when her clothes caught fire and before the fire could be extinguished she was so badly burned that she died on Sabbath evening. ^ 11-12-1886
Duerr Theodore was born in Germany April 14, 1853 and died Dec. 9, 1901 at his home in South Milford, Ind., at the age of 48 years, 7 months and 25 days. He was married to Miss Sophia Faux Nov. 1, 1874. They had one son and three daughters, one daughter and the only son having preceded him in death. He emigrated from Germany with his parents and landed in Castle Garden, N.Y., April 14, 1865. He came direct to Kendallville and lived here until about eight years ago when he moved with his family to South Milford, where he died. He united with the South Milford M. E. Church, the IOOF Lodge and Ben Hur Order. He leaves a wife, two daughters, a brother. Funeral at the M. E. Church in Kendallville Dec. 11. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-9-???? ^ 12-20-1901
Duesler Alan F, 16, suffered a fatal skull fracture when a car in which he was a passenger went out of control and crashed broadside into a tree Saturday. Several others were hospitalized. The had been at the Youth Center in Albion and were returning home when the accident occurred. He is survived by a brother, Adrian, a serviceman in Korea, and both sets of grandparents, in addition to the parents. Services Wednesday at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Ligonier. + No date
Duesler Arthur, 77, died May 6, 2000 at Elkhart General Hospital in Goshen. He was born June 23, 1922 in Noble County to Fred and Louisa (Growcock) Duesler. He married E. Laurine Chiddister, who died April 1, 2000. He owned Ligonier Glass 1960-1988 and was a member of the Scottish Rite and Ligonier Masonic Lodge. Surviving are a son, Adrian of Mooresville, N.C.; 2 sisters, Velma Mahnesmith of Oceola and Helen Lohrei of Ligonier; a brother, Herbert of Ligonier; 4 grandchildren, Christopher, David and Lauren Duesler and Mathew Brown; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Alan in 1965, and a brother, Robert. Services Wednesday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-6-2000
Duesler Bernard E, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Duesler of Albion, lost his life while on submarine duty in the Pacific area somewhere in the Straits of Balabac. He was reported as missing in action since Feb. 18, 1945. He is survived by his parents and one brother, Charles J. He was born at the farm home of his parents near Albion Jan. 20, 1925. He graduated from Albion High School in 1942 and entered the U. S. Navy at South Bend in Dec. 1942. At the time of his death he was rated Radioman Third Class. Memorial services at Albion Methodist Church July 28. + 2-?-1945
Duesler Carolyn L, 88, of Ligonier, died June 9, 2008 at the Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Milford. She was a member of the Miniature Club and Sparta United Church of Christ. She was born Oct. 27, 1919 in Monroeville to Carl and Nellie (Barkley) Schlemmer. She married Herbert S. Duesler on Oct. 1, 1938 in Kimmell. He died in Feb. 2004. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Barbara of Wakarusa; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and George Campbell of Goshen; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Helen Schlemmer of Ligonier; 3 sisters, Nina Case and Lois Renner of Ligonier and Lila Barkley of Calif. Services Friday at J.A. Brazzell and Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 6-11-2008
Duesler Chad Arthur, two-day old son of Adrian and Norma (Mills) Duesler, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital. The Dueslers were former Ligonier residents. Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Christopher and David at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Duesler and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Mills; and great-grandmother, Mrs. Fred Duesler, Ligonier. + 4-?-1973
Duesler Donabelle, 88, formerly of Cromwell and Ligonier, died March 4, 2011, at the Heritage of Huntington. She was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Cromwell to Dane D. and Myrtel (Moore) Secrist. In September 1993 she married Charles Duesler who died in 2000. She was a 1940 graduate of the Cromwell High School and graduated from the Indiana University, then went on to the Case Western Reserve University to obtain her masters degree as a librarian. She taught at the Orland School then retired from the Evanston, Ill., school system as a librarian and teacher. Surviving are a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Emmaline Henn of Huntington. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Joanne Henn; and a brother, Allen Secrist. Graveside service March 8 at Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 3-7-2011
Duesler E Laurine, 75, of Ligonier, died April 1, 2000 in McCray Hospital. She was born Sept. 3, 1924 in Ligonier to Arthur and Laura (Magnuson) Chiddister. She married Arthur Duesler. She was employed by Essex Wire and was co-owner with her husband of Ligonier Glass 1960-88. She was a member of OES. Surviving are a son, Adrian of Mooresville, N.C.; 4 grandchildren, Christopher, David and Lauren Duesler and Mathew Brown; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-1-2000
Duesler Flossie, about 61, (b. 4-15-1898) who resided two miles northwest of Albion, died Dec. 25, 1959 in McCray Hospital after suffering a second heart attack. A native of Noble County, she was the wife of William H. Duesler, who served as Jefferson Twp trustee for a number of years. Surviving are the husband; a son, Charles; and a granddaughter. Their other son, Bernard, lost his life while on submarine duty during WW II. Funeral Monday at Albion Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1959
Duesler Helen E, 63, died of cancer at Goshen Hospital this morning. She was born in Kimmell July 6, 1914, daughter of Leonard and Ethel (Beatty) Heffner. She married Robert Duesler at Kimmell on Feb. 24, 1934. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Dean, Fort Wayne, and Gene, Cromwell; and a daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Marlene) Goodrich, R. 1, Kimmell; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Stuff, Wawaka; a half-sister, Mrs. Robert Sontchi, Calif.; and a brother, Owen, Hastings, Minn.; 12 grandchildren. She was a member of the Wawaka United Methodist Church and Perry Twp Home Demonstration Club. Services at Ulrey Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1977
Duesler Herbert S, 86, of Ligonier, died Feb. 7, 2004 at his residence. He was born May 18, 1917 at Diamond Lake in Noble County to Fred S. and Louisa K. (Growcock) Duesler. He married Carolyn L. Schlemmer on Oct. 1, 1938 in Kimmell. He was a self-employed electrician, contracting with REMC to help electrify Noble County. He wired the first house in rural Noble County in 1937. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving at the Battle of the Bulge during WW II. He was a member of Sparta Church of Christ and West Noble American Legion Post 243. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Barbara of Wakarusa; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and George Campbell of Goshen; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Velma K. Mahnesmith of Elkhart and Helen and Roy Lohrei of Ligonier; 5 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Art and Bob. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 2-8-2004
Duesler Jennifer G, 35, of Wawaka, died June 4, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born April 23, 1976, in Port Smith, Virginia, to Thomas W. and Joyce (Nelson) Wright. She graduated from Slippery Rock High School in Slippery Rock, Pa., in 1994. She is survived by 2 children, Logan and Kendra Duesler at home; her parents, Thomas W. and Joyce Wright of Wawaka; 2 sisters, Tonya Lee Wright of Harrisville, Pa., and Tracy (Wayne) Breetz of Wawaka; her grandfather, Thomas Wright of Albion; and her grandmother, Wanda Nelson of Wayland, Ky. Funeral June 7 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 6-7-2011
Duesler John Spencer, 37, of rural Wakarusa, died Nov. 19, 2006 at his residence. He graduated from Northwood High School in 1988 and Purdue University in 1992 with a degree in engineering. He was a software engineer at Control Development and a member of Wakarusa United Methodist Church. He was born Oct. 2, 1969 in Elkhart to Daniel and Barbara (Hoag) Duesler. He married Lori Jackson on July 30, 2001. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Katherine Duesler of Ligonier; a stepson; a sister, Andrea Duesler of Cromwell; and 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Kim of Bedford and Steve and Audry of Lafayette. Private family service with burial in Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 11-21-2006
Duesler Louisa C, 90, Ligonier, died Friday in Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier. She was born Jan. 16, 1891 in Sparta Twp, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Heffner) Growcock. She married Fred Duesler in Noble County. He died in 1968. She was a lifetime resident of the area and a member of Sparta United Church of Christ, Wawaka, the Wawaka 101 Club and Women’s Relief Corps, Ligonier. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Berton (Velma) Mahnesmith, South Bend, Mrs. Roy (Helen) Lohrei, Ligonier; three sons, Robert, Herbert and Arthur, Ligonier; one brother, Floyd Growcock, Ligonier; 11 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Orr Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1981
Duesler Mark A, 21, Ligonier, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 31, 1965 in Goshen to Gene and Georgia (Moser) Duesler. He resided in Ligonier his entire life. He was employed by Kidd & Co., Ligonier. He is survived by his father of Cromwell; his mother; grandparents, Lucille Moser, Robert Duesler; two brothers, Todd and Scott; and one sister, Christine, all of Ligonier. Services Wednesday at Ligonier United Methodist Church. ^ 2-2-1987 + 1-31-1987
Duesler Nancy died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Planck, at Rome City last Sunday. Funeral was at the M. E. Church at Brimfield after which her remains were taken to Clyde, O. for interment. Her age was upwards of 75 years. She has lived in Brimfield either with her son, John, or her daughters, Mrs. Preston and Mrs. Wright, for many years. ^ 2-9-1894 She was born in Manchester, Ontario County, N.Y. March 20, 1812; died in Rome City Feb. 4, 1894; aged 81 years, 10 months, 14 days. She was the mother of 14 children, 11 yet living. One son was killed at Shiloh, Tenn. She had at her death 50 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Brimfield. Her remains, accompanied by her son, J. S., were taken to Clyde, O., where they will be buried beside her husband. ^ 2-16-1894
Duesler Nancy, 74, native of Green Twp and a lifelong resident of Noble County, died March 27 at her home in Ligonier from complications. Surviving are the husband and seven children, including Mrs. Mel Duesler, all of Ligonier; Mrs. R. Moore, Fred, Clifford and Vern Weaver of Wawaka, Alfred of Elkhart and William of near Albion; a brother, Alfred Moore of Marion; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Deardorff of Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday at Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1939
Duesler Robert E, 83, of Ligonier, died today in Goshen General Hospital. He was born April 13, 1914 in Elkhart Twp, Noble County, to Fred and Louisa (Growcock) Duesler. On Feb. 24, 1934 in Kimmell he married Helen Hefner. She died in 1977. Surviving are 2 sons, Gene of Cromwell and Dean of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Marlene) Goodrich of Kimmell; 2 brothers, Art and Herbert of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Helen Lohrei of Ligonier and Velma Mahnesmith of South Bend; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-26-1998
Duesler William H, about 68, a semi-retired farmer and former trustee of Jefferson, R. 1, Albion, was found dead in his farm home yard by a neighbor June 14. The supposition is that he died of a heart attack on June 12, 1965. He was a veteran of WW I and lost a son, Bernard, in WW II. He was a member of the Albion Rotary Club, the American Legion and the Elks. He is survived by one son, Charles of Huntington; and one granddaughter, Nyla J. of Huntington; three brothers, Clifford of LaGrange, Fred of Ligonier, and Vern of Elkhart. His wife, the former Flossie Wilson, died in 1959. He was a native of Noble County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duesler. Funeral at the First Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-?-1965
Duffee Lucinda Longsworth, 95, of Avilla and formerly of Churubusco, died March 22, 2006 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She had been employed as a clerk at the former Shelton's IGA for 19 years. She was a member of the Churubusco Church of the Nazarene. She was born June 2, 1910 in Merriam to Melvin and Ida (Cunningham) Winebrenner. She married Ralph C. Longsworth in 1927. He died May 23, 1973. She married Paul Duffee in 1978. Surviving are 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Norma Jean Pettigrew of Fort Wayne, and DeMaris Fry and Mary Jo and Robert Skinner of Churubusco; her former husband, Paul Duffee, of Xenia, OH; 3 stepdaughters; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 4 sisters, Rista Friend, Opal Resler, Nellie Eslen and Eva Egolf; and 3 brothers, Ward, Denver and Don Winebrenner. Services at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 4-6-2006
Duggins Donnabelle, 37, died Saturday at her home in Lomita, Calif. from a heart ailment. She was a native of Cromwell and had resided here most of her life, having also resided in Ligonier for a time. Surviving are her husband, Ralph of Lomita; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hursey, Cromwell; a brother, Paul J., Cromwell; and a grandmother, Mrs. Zulu Hursey, Cromwell. Services Wednesday at L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1959
Duglay Charles F died Thursday in the Luckey Hospital at Wolf Lake. One daughter survives, Mrs. Alene Collins, wife of Dr. Cecil Collins, Warsaw. Services Sunday in the Krider Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-17-1957
Dukes Chester "Chet", 75, of Kendallville, died Thursday at McCray Hospital of heart disease. He was born May 4, 1909 in Rome City, the son of Worthy Delbert Dukes and Margaret (Miller) Dukes Owen. On Sept. 13, 1944 in Kendallville he married Ersyl Gayle Becker. A lifetime area resident, he had been vice president of Flint & Walling for 44 years before his retirement in 1971. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, BPOE, Kendallville, Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine, and for 25 years was a volunteer firefighter. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Cleo) Hanes Jr. of West Lafayette, and Mrs. Bernard (Shirley) Smith of Kendallville; three sons, Douglas and Donald, Kendallville, and Dr. Dennis of Corunna; and 10 grandchildren. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-7-1984
Dukes Clara Mawhorter, about 87, a resident of the Wawaka community practically all her life, died April 4, 1954 at her Wawaka home after a week of illness. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jesse Cripe and Mrs. Ollie Knepper of Wawaka, and Mrs. Irma Yant of Boise, Idaho; three sons, Burdett and Bryan Frick of Goshen, and Floyd Frick of Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Welton of Los Angeles; and a brother, Melvin Culver of Ligonier. Funeral at Wawaka Methodist Church Tuesday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 4-?-1954
Dukes Della V was born June 20, 1882 and died Jan. 4, 1967. Services at Wawaka Church of the Brethren Jan. 6. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 1-?-1967
Dukes Donald C, 82, of Kendallville died Jan. 16, 2011, at Lutheran Life Villages. He was born in Kendallville on July 28, 1928, to Chester and Zelma (Budd) Dukes. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1946 and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked in the office at Flint & Walling in Kendallville since age 16 and at Puritan Ice Cream. Survivors include 2 sisters, Shirley Smith and Cleo Hanes of Kendallville; and two half- brothers, Douglas Dukes of Milford and Dennis Dukes of Georgia. A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-18-2011
Dukes Ersyl Gayle, 83, of Kendallville, died Jan. 12, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Kendallville on Aug. 7, 1924 to Reuben Tascott and Lula Olive (Guthrie) Becker. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1942 and married Chester Dukes on Sept. 13, 1944 in Kendallville. He died June 7, 1984. She worked at Flint & Walling early in life and later kept house and cooked for Sam and Madra Levin in Kendallville and worked at KT's Women's Apparel in Kendallville. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Sally Dukes of Clarksville, Ga., and Doug and Ruth Dukes of Milford; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason Lee, Kyle and Mindy Dukes, Kristi and Shane Bucher and Erick and Amanda Dukes; 4 great-grandsons, Keaton and Kane Dukes, Coltin Bucher and Collin Lee; a brother Fred Becker of Fla. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Daryl Becker; and a grandson, Ryan Dukes. Funeral at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-18-2008
Dukes Ryan Derek, 4, son of Dr. and Mrs. (Sally Herr) Dennis Dukes, R. 1, Corunna, died Tuesday in DeKalb Hospital. He was born in Auburn on Dec. 10, 1976. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Jennifer at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dukes, Kissimmee, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Emmert Herr of Kendallville. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1981
Dukes William Riley, about 69, (b. 3-24-1878) Wawaka blacksmith, died Jan. 5, 1948 at McCray Hospital. Surviving are the wife, Della; 2 sons, Ray, Elkhart, and Everett, Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Lester Faulkner, Kendallville; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Melvin of Ligonier, Ward of Three Rivers, Mich., and John in Ariz.; and a sister, Mrs. Henry Smith of LaGrange. Funeral Wednesday in Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 1-?-1948
Dull Albert I, 68, Ligonier, died in Goshen General Hospital. He was born Feb. 20, 1907 in Kosciusko County, the son of Perry and Amanda (Rapp) Dull. A resident of the area 35, years, he retired in 1972 from the Goshen Rubber Company. On Sept. 2, 1938 he married Helen Compton. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Iva Jean) Kring, Charlotte, Mich., and Mrs. Karen Warstler, Goshen; four sons, Ed, Cincinnati, Ohio, Larry and Richard, Syracuse, and Terry of Goshen; 17 grandchildren. Services at Werker Funeral Home in Ligonier Wednesday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 12-?-1975
Dull Alice (Wells) was born Sept. 29, 1850 in Elkhart Twp. She was married Oct. 24, 1877 at Ligonier to Daniel F. Dull. They had 2 children, Leon 20 and Bessie 15. She was the last but one of her father’s family, one sister surviving her. Her father died 7 years ago and her mother 3 years ago. She died on Sept. 7, aged 47 years 11 months and 7 days. Funeral in the Presbyterian Church of Kendallville on Sept. 10. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery. ^ 9-16-1898
Dull Alta, 43, of Cromwell, died at the Henney Furniture Store in Cromwell Saturday. Death was due to an internal hemorrhage of the lungs. She leaves the husband; 5 children, Jetty of Three Rivers, Mich., Arnold and Pauline at home, Adrain in the U. S. Navy, and Mrs. Erma Lung of near Cromwell. The body is being kept until the son, Arnold , can arrive home from Los Angeles. Funeral Friday at the M. E. Church. Burial, Beyer Cemetery west of Cromwell. Noble Co Democrat 2-4-1926
Dull Archie M died March 21 at his farm home near Ligonier following a stroke of apoplexy several weeks previous. He was of 62 years, five months and 29 days. He was born near Kimmell September 22, 1877 to Peter and Mary Dull and was one of eight children in the family. One sister, Mrs. Alvin Shock; and two brothers, George and Perry Dull, survive him. In 1902 he was married to Effie Ott, who with the daughter, Mrs. Roland Shafer, and three grandchildren, Eloise, Kathleen and Allen Wolf, survive him. One daughter, Mrs. Frank Wolf, died 11 years ago. Services in the Christian Church at Ligonier March 23. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Dull Arnold, about 65, died June 21, 1972 at the Goshen General Hospital. He was born Jan. 6, 1906 in Noble County to John and Alta May Bentz Dull. His wife, Nolene Lindsey, died in 1959. On Sept. 1, 1965 he married Lenore Hennessey. He was a retired railroad employee and a member of the Kimmell Methodist Church. Survivors include the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Rosalind Stahly of Ligonier, and Miss Mary Kathryn Dull of Fort Wayne; two stepdaughters, Mrs. George Carter of Kimmell and Mrs. Dean Ramsey of Columbia City; one sister, Mrs. William Reed of Elkhart; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services Friday in the Kimmell Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Dull Catherine, 78, died Tuesday at her home in Ligonier of pneumonia. She had resided in the Dismal until about two years ago. She was born June 15, 1868 near Syracuse, the daughter of John and Christina (Kern) Rapp. Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Doris Stump; two great-granddaughters, Kathryn and Linda Stump; and two sisters, Miss Anna Rapp and Mrs. Elizabeth Grimes, both of near Syracuse. Services Thursday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1947
Dull Charles, 60, farmer of Noble County, died at his home near Ligonier Sunday. Surviving are the wife and one grandchild. Services Tuesday at the Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1928
Dull George, 75, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Henderson at Warsaw. His home was at Cromwell. He is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Ray Knox of Elkhart; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Alvin Shock of Ligonier. Services at Cromwell Nov. 2. Burial, Lake Bethel Cemetery. + 11-?-1942
Dull Helen C, formerly of 1205 S. Martin St., died Tuesday in Fountainview Place Nursing Home, Goshen. She was born March 22, 1916 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Fred and Helen (Gage) Compton. On Sept. 22, 1938 she married Albert Dull in LaGrange. He died in 1975. She was a retired factory employee, working at Essex Wire, Ligonier, and Penn Electric, Goshen. She was a member of Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Iva Jean) Kring of Charlotte, Mich., and Karen Stroup of Goshen; three sons, Edward of Zion, Ill., Terry of Goshen, and Larry of Syracuse; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 12-29-1987
Dull Inez Dorothy, 94, died April 11, 2007 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She had worked as a packer at The Toy House and later at Monsanto in Ligonier. She was born Aug. 18, 1912 in Grape Creek, Ill. to Carl and Amelia (Graening) Brazel. She married Orval Dull on Oct. 22, 1933 in Albion. He died in 1986. Surviving are 2 sons, Leon and Harold of Kimmell; 3 brothers, Ralph Brazel of Bristol, Howard Brazel of Rossville, Ill., and Claire Brazel of Watseka, Ill.; 2 sisters, Betty Huffman of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ruby Williams-Brown of Pa.; 2 grandchildren, Charity Greene and Chad Dull; and a great-grandchild, Paige Deason. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Jenny Wogoman; and 2 brothers, Melvin and Russell Brazel. Services Saturday at J.A. Brazzell & Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 4-14-2007
Dull Leo Harold, 75, a native of Noble County who spent his entire life in the Kimmell community, died Saturday in the home of a son, Orval, one mile east of Kimmell. Born June 9, 1890, he was a retired railroad employee. His wife, Vera, preceded him in death in 1955. Surviving besides the son are two grandchildren. Services Tuesday in the Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 12-9-1965 + 12-4-1965
Dull Leon E, 56, native of Elkhart Twp, died Saturday at his home in Kendallville following a heart attack. Surviving is the widow and one sister, Miss Bessie Dull of Kendallville. Services Tuesday at the late home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1935
Dull Leonore Lee, 81, of Kimmell, died Thursday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. She was born June 23, 1917 in Noble County to Otto and Beulah (Wright) Walburn. She married Willis Hennessy and he preceded her in death. She then married Arnold Dull who also preceded her in death. She had been employed by Superior Sample of Ligonier, retiring after 32 years of service. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Kendallville. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Walter (Sandy) Hartman of Albion, and Mrs. Dean (Norma) Ramsey of Columbia City; a brother, Edward Walburn of Cromwell; 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister. Funeral Sunday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-20-1998
Dull Nolene, 50, of Kimmell died Friday of a heart attack at her home. She spent most of her young life in Cromwell and had resided in Kimmell the past 22 years. She was born in Bryant, Ind. April 24, 1909, the daughter of Vern and Mary (Anderson) Lindsey. She married Arnold Dull in Cromwell Feb. 23, 1929. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Rosalind Stahly of near Goshen, and Mary Katherine at home; her father of Cromwell; a brother, William, Flora, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Merle Galloway of near Cromwell, and Mrs. Don DeBrular, Fort Wayne. Services at L. H. Moore Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1959
Dull Norma Mae, 85, of rural Albion died at her residence on June 22, 2009. She was born Sept. 7, 1923 in Noble County to Merle and Mary (Fuller) Heintzelman. She married Lester Dull on March 30, 1943. She retired from Monsanto in Ligonier after 26 years of service. She was a member of Albion Asbury Methodist Church and York Twp Homemakers Club. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Martha Dull of Albion; 2 grandchildren, Jeffrey and Symantha Dull and Jennifer McGuire; 4 great-grandchildren, Amanda and Courtney Cooper, Joshua, Kammi and Kayla Dull. A son, Tony Dull, died Aug. 7, 1968. Funeral June 26 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial Sparta Cemetery. ^ 6-24-2009
Dull Orval L, 73 of R. 2, Ligonier, died Monday at his residence. He was born Dec. 4, 1912 in Kimmell to Leo and Vera (Lung) Dull, and on Oct. 22, 1933 in Albion, married Inez Brazel. A lifetime area resident, he had been a crane operator for the B&O Railroad and a farmer. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Leon of Ligonier, and Harold of Kimmell; and two grandchildren. Services Thursday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-6-1986
Dull Terry D, 44, of Goshen, died Saturday in St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., following heart surgery. He was born Nov. 2, 1947 in Ligonier, the son of Albert and Helen (Compton) Dull. On Sept. 22, 1973 in Lakeville he married Barbara Robinson. He retired in 1980 from T&M Rubber Co. in Goshen because of poor health. A Vietnam Conflict veteran, he was a member of West Noble American Legion Post 243 and Goshen Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Dewayne of Pierceton, Carl of Nappanee and Michael of Warsaw; 2 sisters, Mrs. Rodney (Iva Jean) Kring of Charlotte, Mich., and Karen Stroup of Goshen; 2 brothers, Charles of Denver, Colo., and Larry of Syracuse; a half-brother, Richard Dull of Syracuse; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 7-25-1992
Dull Tony Lynn was born Jan. 2, 1951 and died Aug. 7, 1968. Services at Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion, Aug. 10. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1968
Dull Vera, about 61, died November 8, 1955 at her home. Surviving are the husband, Harold; one son, Orval of Kimmell; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Verley and Lloyd Lung of Goshen, and D. C. Lung of Rome City. Services Friday at a funeral home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1955
Dull William A, 84, retired farmer who had resided almost his entire life in Kimmell, died Oct. 19 following a long illness from cancer of the throat at his home east of Kimmell. He once owned and operated a grocery store there. In 1886 he married Clara Noe, who with a son, Leo, and grandson, Orval, survive him. Funeral at Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1941
Dunafin Jan Elaine, 47, of LaGrange, died Saturday in her home. She was born in Noble County Dec. 1, 1945 to Wendell and Maryjane (Sawyer) Jollief. On May 17, 1969 she married William L. Dunafin. A 1964 graduate of Kendallville High School and a 1968 graduate of Purdue University, she was a registered nurse, employed y Homebound Health Care of LaGrange. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in LaGrange. Her mother died Jan. 20, 1989. Surviving are her father; her husband; 2 sons, Shawn and Shane; a sister, Jill Jollief of Kendallville; a brother, Jack Jollief. Funeral Wednesday in First United Methodist Church in LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 3-13-1993
Dunafin Lila M, 68, died Friday at Americana Healthcare Center in Elkhart. She was born April 27, 1925 in Elkhart, the daughter of Melvin and Mary (Cripe) Dunafin. She was a sewing machine operator for Bremen Seating in Elkhart and a member of Ligonier Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are 3 sisters, Violette Niece of Elkhart, Mrs. Kenneth (Gertrude) Miller of DeLeon Springs, Fla., and Mrs. Lynn (Irene) Sprunger of DeLeon, Fla. Services Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-28-1993
Dunbar James Jr, 36, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a two-car crash Dec. 23 on Ind. 109 four miles north of Columbia City. A native of Kingston, W. Va., he moved to Cromwell three years ago from Adrian, Mich. About six months ago he moved to Ligonier. Surviving are the wife, Virginia; a son, Ronnie; a brother, William, Ligonier; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Lee White, Pensacola, Fla., and Mrs. Mary Dickerson, Lucedale, Miss. Services Sunday from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1965
Dunbar Joseph was born in Germany June 12, 1839; died Jan. 23, 1899 age 59 years 7 months 11 days. Settled about 1852. ^ 6-9-1899
Dunbar Ruth Marie died March 18, 2009 at Whitesburg, Ky. She was born in Putney, W. Va. on Sept. 3, 1930 to James and Bertha Carrow Burdette. She married William Dunbar in Clear Creek, W. Va. on Nov. 15, 1946. He died in 2002. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Dunbar of Elkhart, Ind.; 5 sons, James (Derenia) Dunbar of Millstone, Ky., Dick (Louise) Dunbar of Surprise, Ariz., Kenny (Carol) Dunbar of Rittman, Ohio, Keith (Lisa) Dunbar of Wawaka, Ind., and Phillip (Hazel) Morris of Allegan, Mich.; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Dunbar; and an infant grandchild. Funeral Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 3-21-2009
Dunbar William Henry, 76, of Allegan, Mich., died Feb 21, 2002 at Burgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born Oct. 1, 1925 in Milburn, W. Va. to James Preston and Elizabeth (Wriston) Dunbar. In Fayetteville, W. Va. in 1946 he married Ruth Burdette. He had been a machinery repairman with Dana Corp in Syracuse, retiring in 1987. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Dickie and Louise of Ocean Side, Calif., Kenny and Carol of Rittman, Ohio, Keith and Lisa of Wawaka, and Jim and Ann of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Betty Sue Dunbar of Elkhart; 7 grandchildren. A son, William Jr.; a brother, James Jr.; and 2 sisters, Mary Dickerson and Annalee White, preceded him in death. Services Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 2-23-2002
Duncan Malcolm G, 74, of R. 1, Cromwell, died Friday in Parkview Hospital. A former resident of Fort Wayne, he had been employed at the Allen County Home for eight years and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hazel; two daughters, Mrs. Francs Stoney, Levant, Kans., and Mrs. Margaret Hellam, Hemet, Calif.; one son, John H., Pocatello, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Simmons of Marionville, Mo., and Mrs. Amanda Bealls, St. Joseph, Mo.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-?-1965
Duncan Ruth E, 77, died May 26, 2001 at Whitley County Hospital. She retired from Weatherhead after 10 years. Surviving are a daughter, Jean Brown of Tri-Lakes; a son, Alan of Columbia City; a brother, John Flory of Albion; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Thomas E. Duncan, died in 1999. Graveside services June 2 at Thorn Cemetery. ^ 5-31-2001
Dunfee - Mrs, an aged lady, died on Monday and was buried on Wednesday. ^ 1-7-1887
Dunfee Ann Marie, 50, died July 12, 2010 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 19, 1959 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Robert and B etty (Williams) Oswalt. On Dec. 20, 2003 she married Michael Dunfee. She graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1977 and was a licensed beautician, owning a hair design shop in Harlan for several years. She worked for the last 6 years at Farm Bureau Insurance in Albion. Surviving are her husband; her children, Victor and Eli Klopfenstein; stepchildren; 4 grandchilden; her siblings, Mary Teders, Steven, Mark and Scott Oswalt. Funeral July 15 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-14-2010
Dunfee David Hancil, 93, Columbia City, died March 28 at Whitley County Hospital. He was born July 1, 1887 in Jefferson Twp to Justice Clinton and Olive Myra Jackson Dunfee. He was married to Estella C. Barney on Nov. 26, 1911. He was a member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church. He retired in 1962 from Gripco in South Whitley. Survivors include the widow; four sons, Robert of Fort Wayne, David of Pierceton, Edward of Fort Wayne, and Calvin of Albion; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, South Whitley Cemetery. + 3-?-1981
Dunfee Estella Clara, 94, of Columbia City, died Feb. 14 at Miller’s Merry Manor. She was born Sept. 6, 1891 in Delphos, Kansas, the daughter of William D. and Martha Warsop Barney. She came to Whitley County in 1896 from Kansas, residing first at Tunker. In 1951 she moved to South Whitley and in 1972 she moved to Columbia City. Her marriage was on Nov. 276, 1911 to David H. Dunfee. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and Whitley County Farm Bureau. Her husband died on March 29, 1981. Surviving are four sons, Robert D., R. 3, Fort Wayne, David E., R. 2, Pierceton, Edward E., Fort Wayne, and Calvin C., R. 2, Albion; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Lester, Columbia City. Services at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, South Whitley Cemetery. + 2-14-1986
Dunfee Hattie McWilliams, 69, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Baker last Thursday. Surviving are the husband, Orton; the daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Baker; a son, Loy of Kendallville; seven grandchildren, including Mr. and Mrs. David Bennett and daughter, Sandra, of Albion. Funeral at the Baker residence Saturday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 7-?-1941
Dunfee Mae K, 77, a resident of Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. Born May 3, 1900 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dunfee. She lived in the Ligonier-Wolf Lake area the past five years, coming from Fort Wayne. She had been a practical nurse and was a member of the Wolf Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her only survivors are cousins. Graveside services Thursday at Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. + 10-?-1977
Dunkel Goldie A, 90, of Kendallville, died Jan. 11, 2011 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Kendallville on August 22, 1920 to Otto Hoffmyer and Mathella (Maston) Miller. She married Ernest Dunkel and he died in 2000. She was a member of the True Church of God In Jesus' Name in Lisbon. Survivors include 3 daughters, Alberta and Ted Conley of Shipshewana, Elizabeth and Ron Combs of Kendallville, Waneta and Derwin Miller of Cape Coral, Florida; a son, Ronald Dunkel of California; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Combs, Jesse Douglas, Christina Combs and Eugene Nolan, Theresa Miller, Cindy Kyle, and Stacey Miller; 2 great-grandchildren including Lillian Donley; and a sister, Nancy Muncy of Indianapolis. She was also preceded in death by her son, David Dunkel; and sisters, Esther Bell and Doris Heileman. Funeral Jan. 15 at True Church of God. Burial, Lake View Cemetery ^ 1-13-2011
Dunkelberger Roberta J, 62, former Hudson resident, now of Chicago, died Thursday in St. Margaret’s Hospital, Hammond. Born Oct. 27, 1922 in Hudson to Rush and Blenn (Crays) Smathers, she married Neil Dunkelberger there on March 21, 1943. She was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church, Chicago. Surviving are her husband; one son, Michael N. of South Bend; her mother in Hudson; and four grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Kissler Funeral Home of Ashley-Hudson. Burial, Circle Cemetery, Hudson. + 2-28-1985
Dunkle David H, 72, former Ligonier resident, died Jan. 3 in Tidewater Memorial Hospital in Tappahannock, Va. He came to Ligonier at an early age while his mother was a teacher at Ligonier High School. Following graduation from Ligonier High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in zoology and geology from the University of Kansas and later a doctorate from Harvard University. He was a former curator of paleontology and supervisor of research at Cleveland Museum of Natural History and worked for many years as an associate curator in the biology department of Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. He had been on field expeditions all across North America, Mexico, Turkey, Burma, Pakistan, Cuba, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, traveling by foot, truck, helicopter, airplane, canoe and camel. He is survived by his wife, Helena, and a daughter, Ann David of Princeton, N.J. A sister, Helen, preceded him in death. Services in Tappahannock. + 1-3-1984
Dunlap Beulah "Corrina", 51, Ligonier, died Monday at her residence from natural causes. She was born Sept. 5, 1934 in Kanawha County, W. Va., to James and Pearly (Peters) Reveal. She moved from Bell, W. Va. in 1980 and retired in 1985 from Essex Wire Corp. Surviving are a son, Johnny of W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Taylor of Kenna, W. Va.; three brothers, Homer of Nitro, W. Va., Fred and Loundis, both Charleston, W. Va. Graveside services Saturday at Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-9-1986
Dunlap David W, 86, of Ligonier, died today at his home. He was born Aug. 7, 1904 in Lucien, Okla., the son of John and Mary (Anson) Dunlap. On Aug. 1, 1925 he married Ellen Maye Speckeen in Albion. A retired farmer and contractor, he also owned and operated Dunlap Campgrounds in Ligonier for 61 years. He was a member of Fish Lake Lutheran Church and Ligonier Eagles Lodge No. 1763. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Vesta) Romine of Ligonier; a son, Richard of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Lola Canton of Goshen and Thelma Mathias of Winterhaven, Fla.; a brother, John of LaGrange; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. One brother, one sister and one great-grandson preceded him in death. Services Friday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1991
Dunlap Dennis Ray, 4-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis (Glenda Sprague) Dunlap, R. 1, Ligonier, died Wednesday when a tornado struck their mobile home. Born Oct. 2, 1969 in Goshen, he is survived by his parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dunlap, Glen Sprague and Mrs. Norma Sprague, Ligonier; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Dunlap, rural Ligonier. Services Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1973
Dunlap Dorthey J, 73, of Albion, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 9, 1922 in Noble County to Luther and Nettie (Barber) Calhoun. On May 10, 1941 in Kendallville, she married Mirwood "Bud" Dunlap. A 1941 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, she was a 25-year member of Noble County Emergency Management Council. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Edward of Wellsville, Pa., and David of Albion; and 5 grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 9-26-1996
Dunlap Ellen Maye, 95, of Ligonier, died Tuesday in Kingston Health Care Center in Ligonier. She was born June 24, 1902 in Elkhart County to John and Daisy Dell (Chiddister) Speckeen. On Aug. 1, 1925 in Albion she married David Dunlap. He died in 1991. A 1921 graduate of Ligonier High School, she was a bookkeeper for Highway Iron Products Co. and a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church, Eagles Lodge No. 1793 Auxiliary and Perry Twp Homemakers' Club. Surviving are a son, Richard of Ligonier; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Vesta) Romine of Ligonier; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Dennis Dunlap; and 2 sisters, Ethel Juday, and her twin, Emma Shannon. Funeral Friday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-16-1997
Dunlap Ernest, 79, who, with his wife, Goldie, owned and operated Jones Landing on Sylvan Lake for many years, died Nov. 13 at Parkview Hospital. He had been a resident of Leesburg, Fla. since 1975. Born and educated in Fort Wayne, he married Goldie I. Bayles Aug. 18, 1923. Following his retirement they moved to Tri-Lakes and then to Florida. She died in 1977. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers. + 11-13-1983
Dunlap Mirwood G "Bud", 84, died Sept. 9, 2003 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He retired in 1981 from General Electric in Fort Wayne. He was an Army veteran of WW II and a member of Albion American Legion Post 246 and the Albion Police Reserve. He volunteered at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. He was born April 8, 1919 in Fort Wayne to Glen and Myrtle (Beam) Dunlap. On May 10, 1941 in Kendallville he married Dorthey Calhoon. She died Sept. 23, 1996. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Linda of Dillsburg, Pa., and David and Karen of Albion; a brother, Loren of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Marceil Paulus of Albion and Jean Bice of Hicksville, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, Tobie, Jeff and Eric Dunlap, Stephanie and William Ferguson, Theresa Monroe and Troy, Robert and Trent Burlingame; a great-grandchild, Braden Dunlap. A sister, Doris Guy, also preceded him in death. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 9-11-2003
Dunlap Richard, 74, of Ligonier, died Feb. 1, 2002. He was a retired construction worker. He was born April 4, 1927 in Ligonier to David and Mae (Speckeen) Dunlap. He married Norma Mehl on Aug. 30, 1947 in Goshen. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Kerry Mazelin of Nappanee, Susan and David Kilgore of Kimmell and Donna and Rick Huff of Lakeville; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Glenda of Ligonier, Bill and Diann of Goshen and Jesse and Bev of Ligonier; one sister, Vesta Romine of Ligonier; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 12 grandchildren, Dennis and Amonda. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 2-3-2002
Dunn Charles W was born July 6, 1821 in Newtown, Tioga County, New York. Died June 22, 1899 in Brimfield, aged 77 years, 11 months, 16 days. He came to Indiana in middle life. He married Amanda Miller December 1, 1883 in this place. Funeral at the house on Friday. Burial, Osborne Cemetery. + Poppy Scrapbook
Dunn Charles Williamson was born in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Sept. 10, 1794, and was the first white child born in that village. His father, William, removed to Newton, Tioga County (now Elmira, Chemung County) when Charles was 5 years of age. At the age of 14 his father died and he assisted his invalid mother in maintaining the family of 6 children by carrying the mail on horseback between Elmira and Geneva, 60 miles, most of the way being almost a wilderness, and in that capacity traveled over 20,000 miles. At the age of 19 he married the daughter of Col. Isaac Baldwin, and they had 5 children, 3 of whom are still living - William B. and Charles W. of Brimfield, and Mrs. Sarah B. Macy of Detroit. Eight of his grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren are living. He was the only surviving member of the family of 6 children. He was an honorary member of Kendallville Lodge, F&AM, and a Royal Arch Mason. His remains were brought from Brimfield to this city last Thursday and he was interred by the side of the grave of his wife. ^ 9-9-1880
Dunn James David, 45, of Garrett, died June 24, 2006. Born September 18, 1906 in Hazard, Ky., he had formerly lived in Titusville, Fla. Surviving are his wife, Kandi; a son, Zachary of Avilla; his father and stepmother, Earl and Betty Dunn of Viper, Ky.; 3 stepdaughters; 6 sisters and 4 brothers-in-law, Patricia and Norman Sumner of Vicco, Ky., Barbara Combs, Deb and Jerry McCann of Kendallville, Connie and Jerry Bock of Garrett, Tina Marker of Waterloo and Sandy and Mike Lewis of Viper. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Combs; and a sister, Sharon Day. A truck driver for Group Dekko in Kendallville, he had also driven for Watkins Oil in Titusville. Private family services. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 6-29-2006
Dunn Nancy Ann (Hatch) was born at Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Penn. Jan. 21, 1819. In 1837 she, with her parents, settled in Milford Twp, LaGrange County, Ind. She married William B. Dunn in 1850. She had no children of her own but was the stepmother of 7 children. Her husband died about 9 years ago. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her death occurred Aug. 3 in Allen County, Ind. Funeral at the grove in Orange Cemetery Thursday. ^ 8-13-1897
Dunn Theodora J, 76, of Indianapolis, died in that city Sunday at Methodist Hospital. She was born Sept. 14, 1906 in Noble County to Theodore and Mabel (Fisher) Kesler. She married Thomas Dunn, who preceded her in death. She moved to Indianapolis 30 years ago from New Paris and was employed by the State of Indiana in the tax department. Survivors include a half-brother, Ralph Buchanan of Wawaka; three aunts, several cousins and nephews. Services Thursday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-28-1983
Dunn William B was born at Elmira, Chemung County, N. Y. Oct. 22, 1813, and died Feb. 4, 1887 at his home in Brimfield. He moved from the east to LaGrange County in 1837 where he resided on a farm until about 1856 when he settled in Kendallville. In 1864 he again moved, locating at Brimfield, where he served in the capacity of Lake Shore Station agent. He was appointed postmaster under Grant’s administration, which position he held until last Dec. He was also engaged in the grocery business at that place for many years. His wife; one brother, C. W. of Wawaka; a sister, Mrs. F. B. Macy of Detroit, Mich.; and 4 sons, Frederick W., Birmingham, Ala., Oliver H., Memphis, Tenn., Franklin P. of Neb., and C. W. of Allen County, survive. ^ 2-17-1888 & 6-8-1888 + 2-4-1888
Dunn William B, 70, of Kendallville, died May 8, 2005 at his home. He had retired as a furnace and air conditioner installer. He was born Sept. 19, 1934 in Rushville to Alden and Anna Louise (Wolferst) Dunn. On Sept. 1, 1953 in Rushville he married Martha R. Palmer. Surviving are his wife; 6 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Priscilla and Paul Rose of Connersville, Martha and David Fortmeyer of Rushville, Reva and Robert Hays of Auburn, Billie Gilyan of Springfield, Mo., Beverly and Joe Ritchie of Rome City, and Pamela Horn of Lansing, Mich.; 2 sons, Benjamin of Kendallville and Randy of Auburn; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Lillian Allison of Clarksburg, Dorothy and Donald Stevens of West Port and Bertha and Kenneth Skaggs of Rushville; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Alden and Janice of Rushville, John and Lorene of Brookville and Robert of Greensburg; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, William in 1990; and 2 sisters, Betty Bockover and Tillie Howe. Graveside services Friday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-10-2005
Dunn William C, 25, of R. 3, Kendallville, died Monday of injuries received in an accident 3 miles south of Syracuse on Ind. 13. He was born in Rushville Jan. 17, 1964, the son of William B. and Martha (Palmer) Dunn. Surviving are his parents; grandparents, Alden and Louise Dunn of Rushville; 6 sisters, Prescilla Rose of Connersville, Martha Sparks of Rushville, Beverly Sorrell of Rome City, Reba Dunn of Kendallville and Billie Kirk and Pamela Horn of Muncie; 2 brothers, Benjamin of Cromwell and Randy at home. Services Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. + 1-1-1990
Dunning Elizabeth, 80, lifelong resident of Ligonier, died Saturday at Wolf Lake. No immediate relatives survive. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-????
Dunning Nellie, 55, of Plymouth, was killed when the automobile in which she was riding careened into a ditch south of Kokomo on State Road 31 today. A rear tire blew out, sending the car into the ditch. She was a resident here a number of years ago and was a well-known vocalist. Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. E. S. Addison Jr. of Mishawaka; and 2 grandsons. Funeral this afternoon in charge of the Christian Science Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1935
Dunten Almena (Timmerman) was born in Jefferson County, New York July 22, 1816. She emigrated to Allen County, Ind. via the lakes to Toledo, Ohio, then by the Maumee River to Fort Wayne in company with Samuel and Lorinda Barkwell, late of this county, in the fall of 1833. She was a sister of Mrs. Barkwell, well-known here; was married to Horace Friend Dunten of Allen County, Ind. in 1837, enduring all the hardships of pioneer life. She was the mother of 11 children, 9 of whom survive her. Her husband is yet living at the ripe old age of 77. She departed this life March 20. ^ 4-4-1890
Dunten Berneice L, 95, a former Allen County resident and medical librarian who helped set up the medical library at Purdue University, died on Jan. 22 at the Timbercrest Nursing Home, North Manchester. She was a WW I veteran, serving as a nurse in France. She retired in 1956. Survivors are two brothers, Donald of Huntertown and Jean of Albuquerque, N.M.; and two sisters, Bertha Sloffer and Fredonna Smith, both of Huntertown. Services Saturday in the Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 1-29-1981 + 1-22-1981
Dunten Donald L, 86, of Huntertown, died in a Fort Wayne nursing home March 24. He was a retired electrician for the Byron Health Center. Surviving are his widow, Lydia; two daughters, Kathryn Schwartz of Decatur and Patricia Barrett of Huntertown; a son, Stanley of Hanover, N.H.; two sisters, Bertha Sloffer and Fredonna Smith, both of Huntertown; and a brother, Jean of Albuquerque, N.M. Services Thursday morning in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. ~ 4-2-1981
Dunten Lela M, 100, of Fort Wayne, died Feb. 23 in Parkview Hospital. The Noble County native retired after teaching in Fort Wayne and surrounding area schools for 35 years, was a member of Huntertown United Methodist Church and Churubusco OES. Services in D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 3-6-1997
Dunten Mildred, 86, a resident of Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, died there today. Born in Fort Wayne Sept. 14, 1893, she was the daughter of William and Rosemary (Spring) Dibble. In Chicago, Ill., Feb. 19, 1920, she married Lloyd Dunten, who died in 1973. A retired registered nurse, she had resided in Kendallville two years at 1104 S. State St. Surviving are four grandchildren, including Mrs. John (Katy) Weihmiller of R. 1, Kendallville; a sister, Hilda of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Fay in Fla., and Francis in Fort Wayne; and nine great-grandchildren. One daughter, one granddaughter and one brother preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Jamestown Cemetery, Orland. + 9-?-1980
Dunten Phillips H, 66, LaGrange hardware merchant, was found dead Saturday in the basement of his home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A veteran of WW I, he was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Retail Merchants Association and Chamber of Commerce. He was a director of the Farmers State Bank in LaGrange and had been in the hardware business in LaGrange since 1923. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a son, Phillips H. Jr., and a brother, attorney Paul R. of LaGrange. Funeral Tuesday at Frurip Funeral Home. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 9-4-1962
Durand Austin was born in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio Feb. 12, 1833; and died in Kendallville Nov. 25, aged 67 years 9 months and 13 days. His early life was spent in his native state where he was married to Olive Duell Jan. 2, 1856. They had 2 daughters and one son. In 1861 he moved to Buchanan, Mich. and about one year later he engaged to repair government wagons. He continued in this business for about a year and a half and then enlisted in the army. He was honorably discharged at Camden, Ark. Feb. 14, 1866. During his absence 2 of his children had died. He lived in Buchanan, Mich. until after the death of his wife in 1875. In 1880 he went to Wellington, O. About 19 years ago he came to Kendallville and made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Durand. Funeral was Nov. 28 conducted by the Nelson Post G.A.R. ^ 12-6-1901
Durbin Patricia A, 85, of Kendallville, died  November 10, 2013 in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. She was a graduate of South Bend Central High School and Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, both in South Bend. She was a registered nurse. She worked as the industrial nurse for 25 years at Kraft Foods in Kendallville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. She was born October 7, 1928, in Mishawaka to Ralph A. and Bertha (Bair) Morrical. On September 17, 1949, in South Bend she married Faye D. Durbin, Jr. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Pamela (Terry) Baker of Columbia City, Teri (Kim) Rider of Kendallville, and Cindy Benassi of South Bend; 4 sons, F. Donley (Judi) Durbin, III of Kendallville, Jeffrey (Sally) Durbin of Angola, Scott (Ruth) Durbin of Kendallville, and Brent (Lynn) Durbin of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Riegle of South Bend; and a brother, J. Thomas (Jean) Morrical of Oceola. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ed Benassi; two brothers, Robert Morrical and David Morrical; a brother-in-law, Robert Riegle; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Smoak and her husband, Alva Smoak. Funeral services will be November 13, 2013, in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville. ^ 11-11-2013
Durham Donald R, 25, Kimmell, was killed instantly in a collision Saturday two miles east of Ligonier. He pulled into the path of an auto traveling west on U. S. 6. He was born Jan. 12, 1946 in Kimmell and spent his lifetime in the Kimmell area. He was married Jan. 30, 1970 in Larwill to Pamela Bays and was employed at Starcraft in Topeka. He was a member of the Pierceton American Legion and a Viet Nam veteran. His wife and a stepson, Donald Ray Haywood II, survive at home. His father, Medford Durham lives in Fla., and mother, Mrs. Flotilla Durham in Ligonier. Five brothers and sisters survive, John, Morris, Bob and Jack, in Ligonier, Tom in Cosperville, Mrs. Bob Brewer, Mrs. Howard Baker, and Phyllis, Peggy and Patty, Ligonier. Funeral Monday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1972
Durham Flotilla B, 68, of Ligonier, died today in Goshen Hospital. Born July 3, 1911 in Washington County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Zola (Schultz) Hughes. She lived in the Ligonier community 37 years. Her husband, Medford, whom she married in 1933, survives, along with five daughters, Mrs. Norma Brewer, Mrs. Peggy Baker, Mrs. Cathy Baker, and Miss Patty of Ligonier, and Miss Phyllis of Rome City; five sons, John, Morris, Robert and Jack of Ligonier, and Thomas of Wawaka; two sisters, Mrs. Everett Shields and Mrs. Gladys Reynolds, both of Medora; two brothers, Emerson of Medora, and Oscar of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. + 12-?-1979
Durham Janet L, 72, died September 29, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born on July 23, 1940, in Jennings County, Ind., to Hershall and Edna (McCowan) Halsey. She married John Durham on March 15, 1958. He preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by a son, William Durham, of Ligonier and 3 daughters, Cheryl Durham of Troy, New York, Jackie Durham of Kendallville and Jennifer (Tim) Miller of Fort Wayne 4 grandchildren; Nathan Durham, Nick Northouse, Timothy Miller, Jr. and Benjamin Miller; mother, Edna Long, of Oakwood, Ohio 2 sisters: Janie (Bob) Craft of Albion, Ind., and Mary (Troy) Grant of Oakwood, Ohio, and 6 brothers; Larry (Sherry) Halsey of Garrett, Ind., Willard (Sandy) Halsey of Woodburn, Ind., Hershall Leroy Halsey of New Haven, Ind., Joe (Ella) Halsey of Butler, Ind., Raymond (Tuesday) Halsey of North Webster, Ind., and Anthony Halsey of Garrett, Ind. She worked as a Quality Technician for many years at Monsanto and Dana Corporation. ^ 10-1-2012
Durham John L, 69, died Oct. 6, 2003 at home. He served as police chief from 1992 to 1998 and in 1998 was named Ligonier Citizen of the year. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of West Noble American Legion Post. He was born Feb. 21, 1934 in Jackson County to Medford and Flotilla (Hughes) Durham. On March 15, 1958 in Kimmell he married Janet Halsey. Surviving are his wife; a son, William of Ligonier; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Cheryl of Fort Wayne, Jacqueline of Ligonier, and Jennifer and Timothy Miller of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Bob and Shirley, Morris and Marge, and Jack, all of Ligonier; 5 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Phyllis of Ligonier, Peggy and Bob Baker of Cromwell, Patty Sroufe of Roanoke, Va., Norma Brewer of Ligonier, and Cathy and Howard Baker of Ligonier; and 2 grandchildren, T.J. Miller and Nathan Durham. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, William, Donald and Tom. Services Thursday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-7-2003
Durham Medford T, 76, R. 1, Avilla, died Wednesday in Medco Center, Fort Wayne. He was born in Medora June 11, 1912, the son of John and Frances Durham. He married Gladys Smith in 1965. He lived in Florida and Martinsville prior to moving to the Avilla area in 1983. He retired in 1982 as a shipping clerk at S. M. Jones Packing Co. in Pahokee, Fla. Surviving are his wife; his stepfather, Herman Flimm of Martinsville; five daughters, Norma, Phyllis, Peggy, Patty and Kathryn, all of the Ligonier area; four sons, John, Morris, Jack and Robert, all of the Ligonier area; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Clarence (Charlotte) McCormick Jr., Avilla, and Carolyn Wietfeldt, Huntertown; two stepsons, Randy Biglow of North Webster and William Biglow of Pierceton; a sister, Mrs. Pat (Geneva) Parson, Albion; two brothers, Erwin and John, both of Martinsville; several grandchildren. Services Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. ~ 4-12-1988
Durham Thomas M, 45, of R. 1, Wawaka, was dead on arrival at McCray Hospital Thursday from an apparent heart attack. Born in Sparksville Sept. 9, 1938, he was the son of Medford and Flotilla (Hughes) Durham. On Sept. 20, 1959 in Ligonier he married Judy Stanger. He moved from Kendallville to Wawaka in 1968 and was an accountant and U. S. Air Force veteran. Surviving are his father; his wife; a son, Mike of Wawaka; five sisters, Mrs. Robert (Norma) Brewer, Mrs. Howard (Cathy) Baker, Mrs. Robert (Peggy) Baker and Patty, all of Ligonier; four brothers, John, Morris, Robert and Jack, Ligonier. Services Monday in Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 9-29-1983
Durham William Earl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Medford Durham who reside on the Roy Parker farm northeast of Cromwell, died last Tuesday in Wolf Lake Hospital of pneumonia. Surviving are the parents and 8 sisters and brothers. He was a student in the Kimmell School and would have been 12 years old next month. Funeral last Thursday in the Kimmell Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1948
Durkee Andrew J, 88, died at the home of Mrs. Millie Huff of Kendallville Tuesday. He had resided in Noble County since 1869 and was engaged in the blacksmith trade. He had been blind since 1922. Funeral today from the Irwin & Reyher Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1936
Durkee French Thatcher, 6 years and 8 months, only child of A. J. and D. B. Durkee, died on the 19th of diphtheria. ^ 12-1-1881
Duryea Caroline was born in Archbold, Fulton County, Ohio, Nov. 18, 1859, and died at her home in Rome City, May 14, 1887, aged 27 years, 5 months and 23 days. She was married to Judson Duryea at Plainwell, Mich. Sept. 24, 1876 and was the mother of 4 children, 2 of whom are living. She was a member of the Rome City M. E. Church where funeral was held May 14. Burial, cemetery near Brimfield. ^ 5-20-1887
Dusina Condie R, 3, died Feb. 21 at McCray Hospital. He was born Aug. 23, 1932 in Willright, Ky., the son of James and Genevia (Helton) Dusina. He married Dianna Sylvester June 16, 1983 in Tenn. He had moved to Kendallville from Dayton, Ohio, three years ago and was a salesman for Value City Furniture in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Karen Swartz, Dayton, and Lisa Weaver, Springfield, Ohio; two sons, Craig, Dayton, and Michael, stationed in West Germany; one sister, Betty Swarner, Dayton,; one brother, Kenny, Dayton; three stepsons, Bob Steve and Ron Blum; and two grandchildren. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 2-27-1986 + 2-21-1986
Dustman Hugh G, 76, died early Sunday in the Wells County Hospital. He was born in Wells County and was a lifelong resident of the county. He was a plumber at Bluffton for a number of years. Surviving are the widow, Virginia; a son, Willard S., Bluffton; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Rupwright, Battle Creek, Mich.; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Harold, Bluffton; and a sister, Mrs. Harry Worman, Avilla. Services Tuesday in Bluffton. Burial, Six Mile Cemetery. ~ 2-18-1960
Dustman Roger A, 58, of Skinner Lake, died Monday in the VA Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Nov. 3, 1922 in Bluffton, he was the son of Harry and Lulu (Melching) Dustman. On Aug. 15, 1969 in Brimfield, he married Ella Patricia Gardner. He had lived in the Albion area 15 years, moving from Huntington and Bluffton. He was a retired truck driver and a member of American Legion Post 246 and VFW, of Albion. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Karen Sealscott, Geneva, Janice Kreak, Ossian, and Carol Roth, Bluffton; a stepdaughter, Georgeann McMahon, Harlan; a son, Lynn, Bluffton; three stepsons, Philip Jauregui, Fort Wayne, William and Jeffrey Jauregui; two sisters, Mrs. Justin Hoppingardner and Ethel Mills, Bluffton; a brother, Robert of Bluffton; and 12 grandchildren. Services Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1981
Dutridge Angela R, 75, died April 25, in Toledo, Ohio. Services were Saturday. She is survived by her husband, Alfred; two brothers Charles Stoeckley, in Avilla, William Stoeckley, Toledo; three sons, William, Robert and Jerry; two sisters, Mary Stoeckley and Agnes Mettler, Toledo, Ohio. ~ 5-3-1973
Duty John T, 40, Rome City, was killed Thursday in a truck-auto accident in Richmond, Ky. Born Aug. 16, 1936, he was the son of John and Dorothy (Perkins) Duty, Pikeville, Ky. He married Betty Draughen in 1958. He moved 25 years ago from Hindman, Ky. to Rome City. He was co-owner of D & K Auto Sales, Wolcottville, and was a member of the Community Baptist Church and Rome City American Legion Post 381. Survivors include the wife and mother, Rome City; one daughter, Kimberley, and one son, Thomas, both at home; and one brother, James, Wolcottville. Services Sunday in Community Baptist Church, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1977
Duve Catherine L, 49, manager of the Drake Terrace Apartments in Kendallville, died at her residence there May 6. She was born in Kendallville April 15, 1932, the daughter of Lionel and Wilda (Miller) Kreischer. She married Jack Duve on March 4, 1950. She was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville and was a past member of the Rome City American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her mother; her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Stan (Jill) Meyer, Avilla; two sons, Bradford C., rural Wolcottville, and Hank, at home; seven sisters, Mrs. Paul (Elizabeth) Zawadzke, Mrs. Robert (Hazel) Robinson, and Mrs. Thomas (Bobby) Mayne, all of Kendallville; Frieda Nelson, Florida, Martha Clement, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Warren (Janice) Ringler, Auburn, and Mrs. Nils (Marilyn) Hoffhein, Fairborn, Ohio; four grandchildren. A sister preceded her in death. Services May 9 in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-14-1981 + 5-?-1981
Duve George H, 56, Willard, Ohio, died Monday in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus. He was a former Kendallville resident, moving to Willard in 1942. He married Glendys Graham. He was a locomotive engineer with B&O Railroad for the past 34 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and a WW II veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Rex, Cincinnati; a son, Vaughn, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Jack, Rome City; and four grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Willard. Burial, Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Willard. + 11-?-1975
Duve J A, 54, died in this city May 28. Funeral Tuesday at the Lutheran Church. ^ 6-1-1882
Duve J H, 82, died Tuesday at the home of his son, Walter, at Kendallville from pneumonia. Surviving are the widow, the son, and three grandchildren. Funeral Friday from St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1935
Dwelle Michael, a citizen of Grass Lake almost ever since it had a history, died at his home in this village on Thursday last of Bright’s disease. He was about 68 years of age and came to Grass Lake Twp between 45 and 48 years ago. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters, all of whom are married. His sons are A. W. and M. W. of this town, and James of Chicago; his daughters, Mrs. W. K. Crafts of Grass Lake, and Mrs. Dr. Hill of Detroit. + 3-?-????
Dwyer Rachel L, 50, of Corunna died Oct. 8, 2012 in her residence.  She had lived in rural Corunna and Fort Wayne most of her life. She graduated from Concordia High School in Fort Wayne. She worked for Michael D. Corps Financial Advisor in Kendallville as an administrative assistant and office manager for 27 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was born June 26, 1962, in Kendallville to David and Maryellyn (Smith) Gemmer. On Nov. 19, 1988, in Fort Wayne she married Dean A. Dwyer. He survives in Corunna. Also surviving are her mother of Corunna; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Sarah Clark of Corunna and Hannah and Andy Alatza of Westfield; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Lisa Gemmer of Avon. She was preceded in death by her father on Feb. 22, 2010. Memorial service Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church. ^ 10-10-2012
Dyarman Jeanette Ruth, 79, of rural Albion, died Oct. 14, 2004 at her home. She had been a tool cutter grinder and worked at Harvester, General Electric and Dana during WW II. She was born March 3, 1925 in Burr Oak to Alvin and Dollie (Wheeler) Baker. On Nov. 15, 1943 in Fort Wayne she married Orlando Dyarman. He died Aug. 1, 1994. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ellen and William Praul of Wawaka; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Sandra of New Haven and Gary and Linda of Citrus Heights, Calif.; 6 grandchildren, Angie Hirsch, Amy Cardinal, Andrea Rowley, Kenneth Galligher, Jennifer and Kimberly Dyarman; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mary Ladd and Virginia Redmon. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 10-19-2004
Dyarman Orlando C, 82, of Albion, died Monday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Paulding County, OH, on May 2, 1912 to Walter and Alfa (Berry) Dyarman. He retired in 1976 from International Harvester after 33 years and was a WW II Army veteran. Surviving are a daughter, Jo Ellen Erdly of Wolf Lake; 2 sons, David of New Haven and Gary of Chandler, AZ; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home. + 8-1-1994
Dye Margaret L, 87, formerly of R. 3, Auburn, died Saturday at the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born in Paulding, Ohio June 30, 1895 to James A. and Clara (Wilson) Dye and was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Auburn. Surviving are two sisters, Anna Muhn of Auburn, and Hazel Troyer of Lexington, Ohio; and two brothers, John W. of Auburn, and Eugene V. of Toledo. Services today at the Sacred Heart chapel. Burial, Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding. + 8-14-1982
Dye Richard Grayson, 65, of Kendallville, died July 24, 2004 at his home. He was born June 3, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Thomas Houston and Isabelle (Pasetti) Dye. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, David and Rhonda of Avilla; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and John Groothuis of Lincoln, Neb.; 4 brothers, Thomas H. Hanna of New Kensington, Pa., Gary T. Dye of Virginia Beach, Va., Scott S. Dye of Laurel, Mass., and Mark H. Dye of Vienna, Va.; and 4 grandchildren, Nathaniel, Eric and Stephanie Dye, and Rebecca Groothuis. He had moved to Noble County from Rhode Island. He had retired in 1976 from the U.S. Navy with the rank of EMC. He served during the Vietnam Conflict and graduated from the first class of the Navy's Nuclear Power School at Groton, Conn. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, with military rites by American Legion Post 240. ~ 7-29-2004
Dye William, 69, died at his home in Buffalo, N.Y. He was born in Orange Twp south of Rome City and a mile east of Brimfield. He is survived by his widow and three sisters, Mrs. Walter J. Needham, Mrs. Walter King of Rome City, and Mrs. Susie Lehman of Penn Rose, Colo. Funeral and burial at Buffalo. + 11-?-1938
Dyer Henry Fenton was born in Fairfax County, Va. Oct. 25, 1818 and died May 13, aged 80 years 6 months and 18 days. When a young man he came to Knox County, Ohio where he married Maria L. Babcock May 9, 1839, who preceded him in death Sept. 14, 1885. They emigrated to Indiana in the fall of ’44 and moved to a farm about 1 1/4 miles southeast of Wolcottville, where they lived until the spring of ’51 when they moved to a farm 5 miles northwest of Kendallville where he died. They had 11 children, 4 of whom died in infancy and 2 more after reaching manhood and womanhood. William Ira, a soldier in the Civil War, died in the service of his country, and Lucinda, wife of William Holsinger, died Dec. 14, 1884. Five children remain, Mrs. Rice of Iowa, Mrs. B. F. Cary, John Dyer, Mrs. Zeigler of Chicago and Mrs. A. J. Raber, besides 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. ^ 5-19-1899
Dyer Maria S, of Orange Twp, was born in Oneida County, N.Y. Aug. 24, 1821 and died in Noble County, Sept. 14, being 64 years and 21 days old. She was married to Henry Dyer in Knox County, Ohio, May 9, 1839 and emigrated to Indiana in Oct. 1844. They settled in Noble County about 1 1/2 miles southeast of Wolcottville on what is now known as Dutch Street, where they lived 6 years when they moved to their present residence 5 miles southwest of Kendallville. Funeral at the U. B. Church. She leaves a husband and 5 children. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-18 and 25-1885
Dyer William died Wednesday from embolism. He was a native of Conn., born Aug. 5, 1817; was married to Jane Beck in Berlin, O., Oct. 18, 1841; and resided for many years in LaGrange and Noble Counties, Ind. He removed to Hastings in the spring of 1865 and for many years was extensively engaged in the culture of bees. He leaves a wife, 3 daughters and one son, Mrs. C. B. Woodward of Minneapolis, Mrs. H. N. Bell of Redwood Falls, Mrs. J. W. Stultz of Owatonna, and Almon W. Dyer of this city; also 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Dakota Lodge No. 7 A. F. & A.M. Burial in Lakeside. Hastings Minn. Daily Gazette May 25. He at one time was a resident of this city (Kendallville). ^ 6-8-1894
Dyk Frances Mae, 99, of the Lutheran Home and formerly of The Lamplighter, died Thursday. She was born in Hillsdale County, Mich., Jan. 26, 1889, the daughter of Harrison and Myrtle (Russell) Craven. In August 1912 she married August Dyk, who died in 1955. A lifetime Kendallville resident, she was a seamstress for Trenton Garment Co. and worked for Lutheran Home as a nurse’s aid. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are nieces and nephews, including Myrtle Wilson, formerly of Kendallville, now of Fort Wayne. Two sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. Services Monday in Lutheran Home chapel. 8-18-1988
Dykes Robert was born in Edinborough, Scotland, Feb. 14, 1818; and died at Pacific Junction, Iowa from acute asthma on March 3, aged 80 years and 13 days. He came to this country with his parents at the age of 14 and lived in New York City and Dayton, O., then settled in Fort Wayne, Ind. He moved to Ontario, LaGrange County, Ind. in 1844 where he engaged in mercantile business, subsequently removing his business to Union Mills, 5 miles distant, where he carried on an extensive business 20 years. He moved to Kendallville about 1865 where he made his home continuously with the exception of about 10 years in Corunna and Albion, up to Nov. 1893, when he removed to Pacific Junction, Iowa, continuing his residence there until death. He was married in 1845 to Margaret E. Brace, who survives. They had 9 children, 3 of whom are now living, Robert B. at Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Emma F. Wise, Hilo, Hawaii, and Walter L. at Pacific Junction. He filled various positions of honor and trust, among which was state senator, to which office he was elected in 1864. He was subsequently elected by the Indiana legislature a member of the board of directors of the Northern Indiana State Prison and served as president of the board. He was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church at Kendallville where funeral was held March 4. Burial, Ontario, LaGrange County. ^ 3-11-1898
Dykes William A, 23, son of Robert Dykes, died in this city Oct. 24. ^ 10-30-1879

Noble Notes: Why does it matter which side your bread was buttered on?
Don't you eat both sides?