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Frisch Elizabeth T, 84, of Kendallville, died Nov. 15 in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was born in Pomeroy, Ohio on Oct. 19, 1911 to Earl and Mary (Giles) Titus. On Sept. 15, 1941 she married the Rev. Paul J. Frisch. He died Aug. 10, 1994. She was a member of the Avilla Immanuel Lutheran Church and DAR. Surviving are a son, John of Avilla; a sister, Claire Butler of Roanoke, Va.; a brother, James of Syracuse, Ohio; and 5 grandchildren, Mindy and Holly Frisch of Avilla, and Jason, Jeremy and Joel Anderson of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Anderson, and a brother, Frank. Funeral in Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 11-23-1995
Friskney Archie, 89, died at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City Aug. 18. He was born in Noble County Aug. 17, 1891, a son of John and Mary Myrtle Harlan Friskney. He married Clara Ott June 7, 1914, and she preceded him in death. Survivors are five sons, James and Willis, both R. 2, Albion, John of Wolcottville, Boyd of St. Paul, Minn., and Merle Wayne (Bud) of Arvada, Colo.; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Jane Johnson of R. 2, Albion; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services in Burr Oak Baptist Church today. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 8-21-1980 + 8-?-1980
Friskney Carroll A, 74, died of a heart attack while mowing the lawn at his home on W. Williams St., Kendallville. He was a lifetime area resident and had lived in the Kendallville area 47 years. Retired from Friskney Implement Inc., he was born in Green Twp April 3, 1903 to Arthur and Berniece Smith Friskney. He married Grace L. Truelove May 16, 1925 in Whitley County. She survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lois J. Young, Avilla, Mrs. Martin (Pearl) Luke, Albion, Mrs. Eugene (Maxine) Hamlin, and Mrs. Eugene (Patricia) Newman, both Kendallville; two sons, Merlin E., Kendallville, and Lee, Seffner, Fla.; 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Criswell, Rome City, Mrs. Franz (Elsie) Kaiser, Mrs. Robert (Doris) Coffelt, both Kendallville; and two brothers, Ray and Glen, both Kendallville. Services in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ~ 5-26-1977 + 5-?-1977
Friskney Clara L, 82, R. 2, Albion, died in her home Friday. She had been a lifelong resident of Noble County born here Aug. 13, 1895, the daughter of John and Martha Manning Ott. On June 27, 1914 in Wolf Lake she married Archie Friskney. Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Martha Jane Johnson, R. 2, Churubusco; five sons, John, R. 2, Wolcottville, James, R. 2, Albion, Boyd, Minnesota, Willis, R. 2, Albion, and Merle, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Vada Gaff of Fort Wayne; a brother, William C., North Webster; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Monday at Burr Oak Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1977
Friskney Dessie, about 63, (b. 10-31-1888) died May 9, 1952 at her home six miles southeast of Albion, from heart disease. Surviving are a twin sister, Mrs. Chauncey Baughman of Albion; and three brothers, Archie Friskney of Albion, Arthur Friskney of Kendallville, and Rolla Friskney of Edon, Oh. Funeral at Burr Oak Baptist Church Monday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1952
Friskney Esther L, 87, of Albion, died Jan. 28, 2005 at Renaissance Village Health Care Center near Arcola. She was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church and Green Twp Homemakers Club. She was born Oct. 23, 1918 in Whitley County to C. Wesley and Bertha (Robinson) Roberson. She married James Friskney on Sept. 30, 1939 in Nine Mile. He died June 24, 2001. Surviving are a son, Dale of Albion; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and George Atkinson of Columbia City and Louise and Danny Stangland of Albion; 4 grandchildren and their spouses, Tim and Tina Atkinson, Tricia and Bruce Miller, Erik Stangland, Kristin and Jeff Mains; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 1-30-2006
Friskney Fay, 81, of Wolcottville, died March 15 in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. She was born Sept. 6, 1917 in Green Twp to Thomas and Mamie (Maggart) McCoy. On Dec. 31, 1936 in Wolf Lake she married John Friskney. She was a member of South Milford United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Viana and Allen Spencer of Fort Wayne, and Janice and Kenneth Gose of Grand Junction, Colo.; a son-in-law, Kenny Kline of Kendallville; a sister, Enid Weaver of Avilla; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Kline; and 2 brothers. Funeral in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 3-25-1999
Friskney Grace L, 74, Kendallville, died Aug. 23 in Whitley County Hospital. She was born to Albert and Lorena (Simon) Truelove July 14, 1903 in Swan Twp. On May 16, 1925 she married Carroll A. Friskney in Whitley County. He died in May 1977. She and her husband owned Friskney Implement Co. near Kendallville and she was a lifetime Noble County resident. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are her mother; four daughters, Mrs. Lois J. Young, Avilla, Mrs. Martin (Pearl) Luke, Albion, Mrs. Eugene (Maxine) Hamlin, and Mrs. Eugene (Patricia) Newman, both Kendallville; two sons, Merlin E., Kendallville, and Lee F., Seffner, Fla.; one brother, Vaughn Truelove, Albion; 24 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services Aug. 26 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ~ 9-1-1977 + 8-23-1977
Friskney James E, 83, died June 24, 2001at Parkview Hospital. He retired from General Electric in 1977 after 24 years of service and had farmed. He was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church. He was born Oct. 29, 1917 in Noble County to Archie and Clara (Ott) Friskney. On Sept. 30, 1939 in Nine Mile he married Esther Roberson. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and George Atkinson of Columbia City and Louise and Danny Stangland of Albion; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Joy Friskney of Ligonier; a sister, Martha Johnson of Albion; 3 brothers, Boyd of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Willis of Albion and Merle of Arvada, Colo.; and 4 grandchildren, Tim Atkinson, Kristin Mains, Trisha Miller and Erik Stangland. Services Wednesday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 6-25-2001
Friskney John A, 85, of R. 2, Kendallville, died Jan. 21, 1968 at the home of a son, Carroll, at 603 W. Williams St., Kendallville. He was born March 20, 1882, the son of John S. and Myrtle (Harlan) Friskney and had resided in Kendallville the past 20 years. He was married on Oct. 27, 1902 to Berniece Smith at Hillsdale, Mich. She died Oct. 17, 1964. He was a retired machinist. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kaiser (Elsie) Franz of Crystal Lake, Ill., Mrs. Richard (May) Criswell of Rome City, Mrs. Robert (Doris) Coffelt of Ligonier; three sons, Carroll, Ray L. and Glenn D. all Kendallville; 25 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Archie of Albion. Two sons, one brother and three sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Burr Oak Baptist Church of which he was a member. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-?-1968
Friskney John S was born in Ashland County, Ohio March 3, 1862 and died at Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne March 6, 1925, aged 63 years and 3 days. His parents were John and Jemima Friskney. There were 8 children, all of whom except one sister, with the parents having preceded him in death. The sister is Mrs. Dan Lowe of Ashland, Ohio. When a young man he came to Indiana where he married Mary M. Harlan Nov. 29, 1881. They had 7 children, one dying in infancy and Elsie May died at the age of three years. Surviving are John A., Mrs. Bessie Baughman, Miss Dessie, Archie A. and Franklin R. There are 16 grandchildren. He was stricken with appendicitis about the first of March and was taken to the hospital and operated on in the vain attempt to save his life. He was a charter member of the Baptist Church at Burr Oak. He served Green Twp as trustee for 8 years. Funeral Sunday at Burr Oak. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1925
Friskney Margery L, 85, of Albion, died Feb. 27, 2013 at Parkview Medical Center, Fort Wayne.  She was born Aug. 28, 1927 in Allen County, the daughter of Dee and Elizabeth (Cook) Eubank.  On Sept. 14, 1947 she married Willis J. Fiskney in Fort Wayne.  She graduated from Churubusco High with the Class of 1945.  She was a member of Big Lake Church of God.  Survivors include her 5 children, Sherrill (James) Zumbrun of Albion, Ron Friskney of Tecumseh, Mich., Vicki (Rick) Waterson of Albion, Mark (A.J. Calkins) Friskney of Fort Wayne and Marna (Bob) Amber of Churubusco; one sister, Jean Alexander, Carmel; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband and one grandson, Cameron Amber.  Funeral March 3 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home.  Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery.  ^ 3-3-2013
Friskney Mary Myrtle was one of 9 children in the family of James and Agnes Harlan, born Feb. 24, 1857 in Ashland County, Ohio. When she was a child she came with the family and settled in Noble County near Albion on the farm where she was to spend the remainder of her life. After the death of her mother, her father was married to Hester Green, and they had four children. The parents, five brothers and sisters, one half-brother and one half-sister have preceded her in death. She is survived by two brothers, Daniel A. of Kimmell, Samuel F. of Churubusco; one sister, Mrs. Abraham Ott of Merriam; and two half-brothers, Fordis of Albion, and William O. of Indian Village. On Nov. 29, 1881 she married John S. Friskney. He died March 26, 1925. There were seven children born to them, Elsie M. and an infant having died. Surviving are John Arthur of Morenci, Mich., Franklin R. of Eden, O., Samuel Archie, Mrs. Bessie Baughman and Miss Dessie, all of near Albion. There are 24 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She died with a heart attack on June 24. She was 78 years and four months of age. In 1892 she transferred her church membership from Ohio to the Baptist Church at Burr Oak. Funeral at Burr Oak Thursday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-?-1935
Friskney Merlin E, 59, Kendallville, died March 24. He was born in Wolcottville April 10, 1927, the son of Carrol A. and Grace L. (Truelove) Friskney. He married Joyce J. Stout Jan. 18, 1964. A lifetime Kendallville area resident, he was president and in charge of sales at Friskney Implement and was a truck driver. A WW II Navy veteran, he was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Pamela Carpenter of Auburn, Peggy Braun of Pleasant Lake, and Linda Wicker of Kendallville; four sons, Danny Joe of Angola, Danny L. Lawson of Elkhart, Michael S. Lawson of Kendallville, and David Davis of Michigan; 11 grandchildren; four sisters, Lois Jean Young, Avilla, Maxine Hamlin, Kendallville, Pearl Luke, Albion, and Pat Newman, Rome City; and one brother, Lee of Tampa., Fla. Services Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 4-2-1987 + 3-24-1987
Friskney Myrtle M, 84, of Kendallville, died today in McCray Hospital. She was born in Hartford City June 20, 1901. On July 3, 1933 in Ill. she married Ray Friskney. She moved from Van Wert, Ohio to Kendallville in 1942. She was a secretary for Federal Seal in Garrett and a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Janet) Keck of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Ruth Van Westerhagen and Dorothy Patrick, both of Toledo, Ohio, and Fern Martin of Kokomo; a brother, Eugene Davis of Centerville, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-19-1986
Friskney Phyllis E, 69, Fort Wayne, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital. A native of Toledo, Ohio, she was a retired school teacher with Fort Wayne Community Schools. She had lived at Little Long Lake, Kendallville, a number of years and had taught in the Kendallville and Avilla schools prior to moving to Fort Wayne. She was the widow of Ralph Friskney who at the time of his death was vice president of Federal Seal and Gear, Kendallville. Survivors are two sons, Allan B. and Donald, both Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Alice Reiman, Toledo; and one grandchild. A memorial service will be Wednesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. + 12-?-1977
Friskney Ray L, 98, died Feb. 4, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He graduated from General Motors Institute and was a mechanical engineer. He was part owner of Spayd Ohio Mfg., in Van Wert, Ohio, and owner of Federal Seal & Gear in Kendallville 1941-1968, Hudson Trucking and Hudson Warehouse in Kendallville, and Friskney Gear & Machine in Corunna. He was a member of Free Will Baptist Church in Waterloo and the Society of Mfg. Engineers. He was born in Albion June 9, 1904 to John Arthur and Berniece (Smith) Friskney. He married Myrtle Davis July 3, 1933. She died May 19, 1986. He later married Minnie (Crager) Allen. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Dwight Keck of Fort Wayne; 3 stepsons; 3 grandchildren, Eugene, David and John Keck; 5 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Doris Coffelt of Kendallville and Mary Baldwin of Michigan. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Kaiser; and 4 brothers, Glen, Ralph, Carroll and Robert. Services Saturday at Free Will Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-6-2003
Friskney Robert W, son of Berniece Smith and John Arthur Friskney, was born May 22, 1920 in Green Twp and died on April 14, 1936 at the age of 15 years, 10 months and 23 days at his home in Chesterfield Twp, Fulton County, Ohio. He was afflicted with rheumatic fever in the spring of 1927 which developed into appendicitis and peritonitis. Death was due to pleurisy contracted on April 10. Surviving are his parents; four brothers, Carroll of Kendallville, Ralph of Flint, Mich., Ray of Muncie, and Glen Dean at home; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Kaiser of Toledo, Mary Irene and Doris Jean at home; his grandfather, W. H. Smith of Merriam. Funeral in Christian Chapel April 16. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1936
Friskney Willis J, 86, of Albion, died August 1, 2010 at North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Center,Albion. Born on June 22, 1924 in Noble County, he was the son of Samuel Archie and Clara Leona (Ott) Friskney. He graduated from Albion High School in 1942. He served in the U. S. Army from 1945-1946. On September 14, 1947, he married Margery L. Eubank in Fort Wayne.He worked at Columbia Products, Dana Weatherhead, retiring in 1986. He also was a farmer. He was a member of Big Lake Church of God. Survivors include his wife; 5 children, Sherrill (James) Zumbrun of Albion, Ron Friskney of Tecumseh, MI, Vicki (Rick) Waterson of Albion, Mark (A.J. Calkins) Friskney, Fort Wayne, and Marna (Bob) Amber of Churubusco; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brother, Merle W. "Bud" Friskney of Arvada, CO; sister, Martha Jane Johnson of Churubusco. He was preceded in death by, 3 brothers, John, James and Boyd Friskney. Funeral at Demoney-Grimes Funeral Home Aug. 5, with military rites by Whitley County Korean War Veteran's Honor Guard. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. DeMoney Grimes Obit 8-2-2010
Fritz August Carl, 85, of Avilla, a retired iron pourer, died July 11 at Sacred Heart Home. He was born in 1914. The Fort Wayne native retired in 1979 from Newnam Foundry and had worked at Lake View Cemetery for several years after retirement. Surviving are his wife, Ethel L.; sons, Wendell of Kendallville, Carroll of Goshen, John of Seattle and James of Elkhart; a daughter, Lois Dennis of Kendallville; brothers, Clarence of Stroh and Woodrow of Valley View, Texas; sisters, Dorothy Inks of Tyler, Texas, and Glendora Rathge of Kendallville; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 7-15-1999
Fritz Beanie, 88, of Kendallville, died October 11, 2011, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. Betty Louise (Cook) Fritz was born in Wolcottville on October 7, 1923, to Harlo C. and Margaret P. (Rogers) Cook. She graduated from Wolcottville High School in 1940 and married Richard Fritz on August 23, 1941, in Wolcottville. He died December 12, 2007. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Kendallville. She was a member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Elks Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post #86, Ladies Auxiliary in Kendallville. Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and David Weimer of Auburn and Pam and Gary Grogg of Auburn; 7 grandchildren and their spouses: Amy and Morgan Metcalf; Cory and Andrea Grogg; Sommer and Adam Rudolph; Josh Grogg; Heather and Robert Gaff; Chad and Tiffany Weimer; and Derrick and Kim Weimer; 18 great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Cook of Florida. She was preceded in death by her sister, Emogene Shuler. Funeral Oct. 14 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-13-2011
Fritz Charles Ervin, 22, died last week in a traffic accident. He was last seen March 17 with his friend at Flanagan's Restaurant in Fort Wayne. Their bodies were fund Friday in a car submerged in a pond off Liberty Mills Road. He was a stockman at Arden in Kendallville. He was born Aug. 10, 1979 in Kendallville. His mother, Shirley G. Douglass, survives in Fort Wayne; and his father in Carmel. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Hope Williams of Kendallville and Julie Fritz of Fort Wayne; his grandmother, Norma Jones of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Jones and grandparents, Ervin and Betty Fritz. Services Wednesday in the Church of the Good Shepherd in Leo. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-25-2002
Fritz Cora L, 84, of Lake Wawasee, died Wednesday of a stroke at Sarasota, Fla. She had resided at Lake Wawasee for the past 25 years, moving there from Ligonier. She was born Dec. 16, 1876 in Wawaka, the daughter of Joseph and Emily Thompson. She married Charles W. Fritz in 1900. She was a member of the Indian Village Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Harsh of Lake Wawasee; a son, Edmund of Sarasota; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Services at L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell Sunday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1960
Fritz Edward T, 69, who lived at R. 2, Avilla, died Friday at his home. He was retired from Lane Foundry, Kendallville, and was a florist for Johnson’s Floral Company for 26 years. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau. He was born in Fort Wayne Feb. 7, 1910, the son of John and Mary (Weidman) Fritz. He married his wife, Helen, Nov. 4, 1948. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Kay Killian, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; three sons, Dan Fritz, Avilla, Doug Blackman, New Richmond, Wis., and David Blackman, Albion; two sisters, Dorothy Inks, Texas, and Glendora Rathge, Kendallville; three brothers, A. Carl, Kendallville, Clarence, Hudson, and Woodrow, Texas; and six grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 6-21-1979 + 6-?-1979
Fritz Elizabeth (Eddy), about 35, of Kendallville, national president of Sigma Eta music sorority, died May 26, 1947 at McCray Hospital. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 378 and the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion. She served as organist of the First Methodist Church. Survivors include the husband, Edward; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Johnson of Kendallville, Mrs. Marvell Campbell, Rome City, and Mrs. Mildred Overton, LaGrange; and a brother, Robert Eddy, this city. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1947
Fritz Ethel L, 85, died Feb. 22, 2003 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville and had worked at Dicks' Flower Shop and retired as a sales clerk for G.C. Murphy, both in Kendallville. She was born near Cosperville, Dec. 22, 1917 to Harry and Hazel (Frazie) Bailey. She married August Carl Fritz Nov. 29, 1934 in Kendallville. He died July 11, 1999. Surviving are 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell and Marcia of Kendallville, Carroll and Joyce of Goshen, John and Doris of Redmond, Wash., and James and Betty of Elkhart; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Gary Dennis of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Harold Bailey of Kendallville and Donald and Oneita Bailey of Lakeland, Fla.; 19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 2-24-2003
Fritz Evelyn I, 96, of Ligonier and formerly of South Whitley and Etna, died Oct. 14, 2011 at Avalon Village, Ligonier. She had been employed at Fibre Form. She was a former member of Columbia City Order of the Eastern Star #65. She completed her education at Larwill High School. She was born Oct.13, 1915, in Whitley County to Joseph and Grace (Bennett) Cunningham. In 1947, she married A.A. “Aquilla” Marker. He died July 1, 1968. She then married Ralph Fritz. He died in 1983. Surviving are 2 sons, James William (Judy) Marker of Ligonier and Larry J. (Diane) Marker of Kendallville; two stepdaughters; 4 grandchildren; 7 stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Burtis Cunningham. Funeral Tuesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Scott Cemetery. ^ 10-15-2011
Fritz Fredricka, 80, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jess Smith, Kendallville, following a stroke of apoplexy. She was the mother of 13 children, eight of whom survive, William, Mrs. John Richards, Mrs. Jess Smith, Mrs. Carl Ebert, and Albert of Kendallville, John and Charles of Fort Wayne, Lewis of Detroit; also 26 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Saturday from Kendallville Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1936
Fritz Harold, 70, lived in Etna-Troy Twp near Columbia City and died Friday at his residence. He was born July 4, 1908 in Allen County, the son of John and Mary (Weidman) Fritz. He married Leona Nott Dec. 11, 1926 in Kendallville. He had lived in Kendallville several years and was a farmer and cattle raiser. Survivors include the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Elkins; two sons, Dean and Keith, all Columbia City; two sisters, Mrs. William Rathge, Kendallville, and Mrs. Russell Inks, Tyler, Texas; four brothers, Ed, Avilla, Clarence, Hudson, Carl, Kendallville, Woodrow, Valley View, Texas; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services March 20 in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Campton Cemetery near Columbia City. ~ 3-22-1979 + 3-20-1979
Fritz Helen L Blackman, 91, of Kendallville, died Dec. 26, 2010 at the Kendallville Manor Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Topeka to Howard and Arlene (Wooster) Parks. She was a graduate of the Avilla High School, graduating in 1937 as class valedictorian. She then went on to attend the Ball State Teachers College where she received her Registered Nurse Certification. On July 27, 1941, she married Howard Lee Blackman. He was killed in action during World War II on Aug. 6, 1945. She later married Edward T. Fritz on Nov. 6, 1948, and he died on June 15, 1979. While working as a Registered Nurse she worked as a hospital nurse, private practice nurse, public health nurse, school nurse and a nursing home nurse. She was a life member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law; Douglas (Kathleen) Blackman, of Middleton, Idaho, David (Carol) Blackman of Kendallville and Daniel (Jennifer) Fritz of Avilla; a daughter and son-in-law; Kay (Ted) Killian of Medford, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother, Forrest Parks of Avilla; and two sisters, Jeanette Henney of Woodburn and Ellen Holliman of Avilla. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Gerald, Clifford, Donald and youngest sibling, Richard Parks, and one sister, Ruth Parks. Funeral Thursday at Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^12-28-2010
Fritz John Henry, 85, Kendallville, father of Edward Fritz of Avilla, died Tuesday at his home. He was a retired carpenter and a native of Allen County. He had lived in Kendallville since 1924. Survivors in addition to the son in Avilla are the wife, Mary Weidman, to whom he was married Jan. 18, 1906; four other sons, Harold of Columbia City, Clarence of Big Turkey Lake, Carl of R. 3, Kendallville, and Woodrow of Valley View, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Inks of Roswell, N. M., and Mrs. Glendora Rathge of Kendallville; six brothers; four sisters; 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body will be taken to St. John Lutheran Church for services. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-9-1962
Fritz Louise, 59, wife of William Fritz and a native and lifelong resident of this city, died this morning at the family home, 422 N. Riley St., from heart trouble and complications. She was born March 7, 1875 in Kendallville, the daughter of Charles and Sophia Westphal. Her entire life had been spent in this city. March 28, 1896 she married William C. Fritz, and they had 6 sons and 3 daughters. She was affiliated with Kendallville Court No. 20, T.B.H. Surviving are the husband; 6 sons, Ronald and Robert at home, George, Cincinnati, O., Walter, Fort Wayne, Ralph and Clifford, Ferndell, Mich.; 2 brothers and one sister, Henry, Brighton, Mich., and Charles this city; 6 grandchildren. Four sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral will probably be Monday. ^ 11-16-1934
Fritz Martha Margaret, 80, of Sturgis, Mich., died Thursday at the home of her son in Sturgis. She was born in Darke County, Ohio, July 25, 1908. On July 20, 1938 in Van Wert, Ohio, she married Donald Fritz, who died in 1973. She had lived in Kendallville and near Howe before moving to Sturgis six years ago. She was a member of Scott United Methodist Church, Chapter 613 Women of the Moose in Sturgis and a charter member of Lady Eagles in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Ruth) Monks of Union City, Ohio; a son, Junior Marker of Sturgis; a foster daughter, Cheryl Voelker of New Ulm, Minn.; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Services Monday in Shoup-Carney-Frost Funeral Home, Howe. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-2-1989
Fritz Richard Charles, 85, of Kendallville, died Dec. 12, 2007 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was employed with Newnam Foundry since age 15 and retired in 1984. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of American Legion Post 86, Francis Vinyard VFW Post 2749, Elks Lodge 1194 and First Christian Church, all in Kendallville. He was born in Kendallville on Mary 14, 1922 to Albert and Cleo (Nelson) Fritz. He married Betty Louise Cook on Aug. 23, 1941 in Wolcottville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and David Weimer and Pamela and Gary Grogg of Auburn; 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Amy and Morgan Metcalf, Cory Grogg, Sommer Buckmaster, Josh Grogg, Heather and Robert Gaff, Chad and Tiffany Weimer and Derrick and Kim Weimer; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ervin; and a sister, Maxine Rawson. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-13-2007
Fritz Robert J, 59, died January 10 at his residence in Wolcottville. He was a native of Markle and was a truck driver for Central Cartage and Elway Empress for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary; two sons, James R., Wolcottville, and Daniel P. of LaOtto; three sisters, Zanesville; and four grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Klaehn’s South Anthony Chapel, Fort Wayne. Burial, Haverstock Cemetery, Zanesville. ~ 1-19-1988 + 1-10-1988
Fritz William died at his home on S. Oak St. Friday from dropsy. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany and came to this country in early life. For a number of years he conducted a saloon on S. Main St. He is survived by a widow and 9 children, Mrs. William Ahlermeyer, Belleville, Ill., Mrs. John Keller and Miss Anna Fritz of Montpelier, Ind., Miss Carrie of Garrett, and Miss Nellie, William, Harry, Louise and an infant daughter living in this city. Funeral Sunday at the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-2-1908
Fritz William H was born in Corunna, DeKalb County March 2, 1861; and died in Kendallville Feb. 20, aged 46 years 11 months and 18 days. At the age of about 5 he removed with his parents to Kendallville where he has since resided. When about 12 his father died. A brother, 9, had died a short time before. Dec. 15, 1889 he married Emma Daniels. They had 2 daughters, Ethel and Hazel, who with their mother survive. He was a member of the FOP and Knights of Pythias. He was employed at the Deibele Lumber & Hardware Plant in this city for 17 years. Funeral Feb. 22 at his late residence on S. Main St. ^ 2-27-1908
Froelich Edwin H, 82, of R. 3, Albion, died Wednesday in Fairfield Health Center, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 29, 1897 in Seaforth, Minn., he was the son of Paul and Mary (Habenicht) Froelich. On Nov. 17, 1920 in Albion he married Gertrude Hammel. He had resided in Albion three years after moving from Kendallville. He was a retired carpenter and member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Beverly) Hass of Albion; a son, Howard J. of Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Clara) Lehmkuhl; and a brother, Paul, both of Redwood Falls, Minn.; eight grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Two daughters, four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1980
Froelich Evelyn B, 78, of Kendallville, died Aug. 23, 2005 at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She had formerly been employed as a secretary by O.I.M. Transport in Kendallville. She was a 1946 graduate of Kendallville High School and a member of St. John Lutheran Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was born July 14, 1927 in Kendallville to Russell J. and Marie (Barker) Walter. On Oct. 12, 1947 at Mitchell St. United Methodist Church she married Howard J. Froelich. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin J. and Brenda Froelich of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Ron Griffith of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Todd Froelich, Amy (Neal) Sloffer, Natalie (David) Whan, and Amanda K. Hale; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie M. Baughman, on Jan. 17, 2000. Services Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-25-2005
Froh Warren E "Bud", 66, of Albion, who wintered in Bradenton, Fla., died at St. Joe Hospital, Tampa Tuesday. (d. 11-3-1987). He was born Jan. 6, 1921, the son of Fred and Ada (Tatman) Froh. On Feb. 7, 1943 in Pierceton, he married Juanita McConnell. He had lived in Albion 32 years and for 15 years owned Froh Grocery before his retirement. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Albion, Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in Bradenton; a 25-year member of Albion Lions Club, Albion Lodge 97 F&AM, OES Chapter 58 and Bayshore Hi 12. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Tom of Palmetto, Fla., and Jim of Brighton, Mich.; three sisters, Irene Morrison, Pierceton, Ruth Circle, Warsaw, and Catherine Froh, Goshen; two granddaughters, Lori and Jami Froh, Lavonia, Mich. Services Friday in First Presbyterian Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-3-1987
Frohm Henrietta, piano teacher of Rochester, was killed in an automobile accident, according to word received today by H. A. Tipton, a cousin. She was well-known at Rome City. She visited there several weeks and had planned a return visit in July. W. S. Gray of Wolcottville is also a cousin. + 7-?-1941
Frost George L, 68, was born in Camden, Mich. and was retired from General Telephone Co. He was a member of General Telephone Pioneers Club and the Avilla Methodist Church. He had resided some years ago in Avilla but had presently resided at 2530 Greenway Road, Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Estella H.; a son, Robert L., Fort Wayne; and a daughter, Mrs. Norma Jane Rogers, Kendallville. Services Monday at D. O. McComb & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 1-25-1973
Fruchey Lovinna A, 96, died May 23, 2002 in Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was employed by Fort Wayne Printing Co. until her marriage. She graduated from Mason High School and received a degree in business from International Business College in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Big Lake Church of God. She was born Sept. 4, 1905 in Grass Lake, Mich. to Edgar and Maggie (Havens) Scripter. She married Benton S. Fruchey on Dec. 29, 1928. He died June 5, 1974. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Jean Ann Brown of Carmel, Arlene and Howard Briggs-Rex of Columbia City and Joan and Roger Geiger of Big Lake; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Eva Fruchey of Cottonwood, Ariz.; a brother, Phillip Scripter of Mason, Mich.; a sister, Margaret Daniels of Springport, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Mary Jane and Alma Jeanette; 5 brothers, Howard, Frank, Lawton, Lewis and James Scripter; 2 sisters, Irene Grable and Ellen Koons; a grandson and a great-great-granddaughter. Services Monday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with a grandson, Rev. Stephen Briggs, officiating. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 5-25-2002
Fruit Frank F, 71, a Kosciusko County auctioneer for 45 years, was found dead at his residence in Pierceton Saturday. Death was due to a heart attack suffered several hours earlier. He left a daughter, two sons, 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister. + 13-?-1965
Frurip Leland F, about 64, Kendallville dentist and former auditor of Noble County, died June 28, 1954 at McCray Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home north of Kendallville. He was a native of Howe and county coroner from 1920 to 1926. He served his party as county central committee chairman. He was instrumental in the creation of Gene Stratton Porter Memorial Park at Rome City, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kendallville, Lions Club, and Masonic Lodge. Possessed of a pleasant singing voice, he was active in various vocal music groups, including the choir at his church. Surviving are the widow, Grace; a sister, Mrs. Freda Reyher of New Albany; three nephews and three nieces. Funeral this afternoon at a LaGrange funeral home. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 6-?-1954
Frushour Jimmie D, 44, R. 1 Ligonier, died Saturday in the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born May 10, 1927 in Lagro to Claude C. and Joyce (Hunt) Frushour and was married Feb. 18, 1966 in Ligonier to Virginia Pippenger. He was a resident here seven years, moving from Wabash County. He was a Navy veteran of WW II, a member of Disabled American Veterans Post 15 at Goshen and American Legion 243 at Ligonier. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Rhonda, R. 1, Warren; two sons, Jimmie Dwight, Akron, and Thomas J., Monmouth, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Juanita Burcroff, Lagro, and a brother, Charles, Syracuse. Funeral Tuesday in Hoover-Miner Lagro. Burial, Lagro Cemetery. + 10-?-1971
Frushour Pamela Diane, 607 E. Diamond St., died Saturday at her residence. She was born in Warsaw Feb. 7, 1934 and lived in Kendallville since June, moving from Plymouth. She was a registered nurse and graduated from Kendallville High School in1952. She was a graduate in nurse’s training in 1955 from Ball State University. Surviving are her father, Ned Hammon, Fort Wayne; her mother, Sue Erwin, Warsaw; three sons, Gregory 16, Mark 13, and Mathew 12, all at home; a half-sister, Mrs. John R. (Sally) Schiffer, Vienna, Va. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau and First Presbyterian Church. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Parks Cemetery, Bourbon. + 1-?-1973
Fry Burdette Lyle, two days, died Nov. 9, 1945 at the Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fry of Ligonier. Mrs. Fry is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith of west of Albion. Graveside services Saturday. + 11-?-1945
Fry Eli Jesse, 85, died July 29, 2003 at his home. He had operated a lawn maintenance and landscaping business. A U.S. Army veteran of WW II, he was born Oct. 31, 1917 in Ramona, Mich. to Andy and Ida (Chupp) Fry. In 1945 in Kimmell he married Helen Bernice McClure. She died June 6, 2001. Surviving are 2 sons, Philip of Traverse City, Mich., and Steven of Muncie; 2 daughters, Kay Johnson of Knapp Lake and Sue Koontz of Calif.; a sister, Anna McClure of New Mexico; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-30-2003
Fry Faye, 65, a resident of the Ligonier community her entire life, died Friday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born May 26, 1900 in Elkhart, she was married Oct. 19, 1919 to Luther Fry, who died in 1933. She was a member of the EUB Church. Surviving are one brother, Edward Tyler, Ligonier. Services Monday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. + 11-?-1965
Fry George N, 74, Rome City, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. He was born Oct. 18, 1899 in Nevada, Iowa to David B. and Lovia (Berkert) Fry. He married Lois Gibbs Feb. 4, 1939 in Monticello, Ind. A resident of Rome City since 1921, he was an employee of International Harvester of Fort Wayne for 13 ½ years. He was associated with the Atomic Energy Commission of Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa, and with the commission at Los Alamos, N.M. with the University of California for 16 1/2 years. He was also division sales manager for American Standard Commission of New York City. Surviving are his wife, Lois; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Selby, Nevada, Iowa, and Mrs. Mildred Schermerhorn, Randolph N.Y. Funeral Thursday in Nevada Cemetery, Nevada, Iowa. + 10-?-1974
Fry Harold L, 68, died Feb. 3, 2003 at Whitley Hospital. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School and retired in Feb. 1998 from De Ro Mfg., where he worked as a carpenter for 28 years. He was born in Wolf Lake Nov. 26, 1934 to Ralph and Hattie (Jerraid) Fry. He married Rose Lindsey April 22, 1955 in Huntington. Surviving are his wife in Columbia City; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Len and Tami, Ed and Joannie and Chad and Holly Fry of Columbia City; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Pam and Leo Tackett of Ligonier, Toni Gomez of Fort Wayne and Deb and Cliff Bidding of Albion; one brother, Richard of Columbia City; 5 sisters, Betty Brown of Jackson, Mich., Pauline Headley of Reading, Mich., Alice Koch and Phyllis Fry of Columbia City, and Judy Bowers of Woodburn; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers. Services Friday at Shoda-Wilkinson Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-5-2003
Fry Helen B, 79, died June 6, 2001 at home in Cromwell. She worked at Wirk Garment, Kellam's Grocery and Family Fare, all in Ligonier. She was born Aug. 2, 1921 in Noble County to Medley and Leona (Reed) McClure. In 1945 in Kimmell she married Eli J. Fry. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Kay Johnson of Cromwell and Sue McCoy of Portland, Ore.; 2 sons, Philip of Traverse City, Mich., and Steven of Muncie; a sister, Ruth Clark of Ligonier; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 6-7-2001
Fry Ida C, 77, of Goshen, died Monday in Fountainview Place at Elkhart. She was born in Goshen Sept. 14, 1898 and had lived in the Kimmell and Topeka areas until returning to Goshen 10 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Eli J. of Cromwell, and Labert C. (Bob) of Constantine; a daughter, Mrs. Woodrow McClure of Goshen; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Hoyt of Grand Rapids. Services Wednesday in Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1976
Fry Jerry, 54, died Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital. A native of Noble County, he lived in Fort Wayne six years. He was personnel manager for Essex Wire and Cable Division of United Technologies. Surviving are four sons, Loren, Dennis and Randall, Columbia City, and Robert of Claypool; two brothers, Jack of Fort Wayne, and Jerome of Columbia City; four sisters, Joy Lewis of Fort Wayne, Judith Hosler of Laud, and Jane Druley and Janette Bills, Columbia City; eight grandchildren. Services Monday at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery. + 12-14-1984
Fry John died July 10, 1894, aged 64 years 3 months and 22 days. ^ 6-14-1895
Fry John S, 71, farmer, died Monday at his home in Noble Twp ½ mile east of Ormas. He was born in Eldorado, Kansas, Nov. 29, 1872 to John F. and Kathryn McClain Fry. He was first married to Rose Nobles, who died Jan. 19, 1915. In Nov. 1920 he married Gladys D. Divelbiss, Huntington, Ind. He is survived by the widow, Clara B., and sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Engle of Coesse, Mrs. Charles Weeks, Noble County; brothers, William H., and P. of Noble County, and George A., Whitley County. He was a member of the Ormas Baptist Church, IOOF and Rebekahs of Etna. Services Friday at Ormas Baptist Church. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 11-?-1944
Fry Laura Anna, 80, died March 28 in Auburn Health Care Center. She worked at W. King St. Laundromat in Garrett in the mid 1970’s. She was a member of Dayspring Community Church in Auburn and formerly lived in Auburn, Kendallville and Avilla areas. She was born Oct. 11, 1917 in Garrett to the late Albert and Myrtle (Hanson) King. She married Garman Fry on Jan. 23, 1937 in Auburn. He died March 21, 1970. Surviving are 5 sons, 4 with wives, Donald of Newark, Del., David and Norma of St. Joe, Jerald and Donna of Garrett, Gerald and Donna of Auburn, and Bill and Kathy of Myrtle Beach, S. C.; one sister, Lois (Mrs. Corliss) Hungerford of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Bessie Witt and Edna Getts, preceded her in death. Services in Dayspring Community Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 4-9-1998
Fry Lincoln, 78, of near Kimmell, died Oct. 29 at his home. He is survived by three daughters, one sister, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services last Saturday at the residence. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1942
Fry Lucile, about 56, (b. 1-27-1909) of R. 4, Albion died June 15, 1965 at McCray Hospital. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, a native of Noble County. Surviving are one daughter, Barbara of Chicago; three sons, David of Ligonier, Carl with the U. S. Army stationed in Arizona, and John with the U. S. Air Force stationed in New Mexico; four brothers, Byron and Welty of Albion, Guy of South Bend, and Frank in Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Robert Berkes of Albion. Funeral Thursday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1965
Fry Luther L son of Mrs. and Mrs. A. L. Fry of Kimmell, was born January 25, 1896 at Kimmell and died March 28, 1934, at Epworth Hospital, South Bend, aged 38 years, 3 months and 3 days. On October 18, 1919, he married Faye Tyler of Ligonier. Surviving are the widow; his parents; and three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Fausnaugh and Mrs. Lee Poyser of Kimmell, and Mrs. Harrison Cobb of Mishawaka. Funeral Saturday at the U.B. Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 3-29 and 4-5-1934
Fry Mary, wife of John Fry of Lisbon, died of consumption on Sunday last in Allegan County, Mich., where she had gone hoping the change might benefit her. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday. ^ 5-10-1883
Fry Mary E, 69, died at her home in Kimmell last Thursday by an aggravated case of asthma. She is survived by her husband, A. L.; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Fausnaugh of Kimmell, Mrs. Ruby Cobbs of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Lee Poyser of Cromwell; one brother, Halleck Conrad, Shreveport, La., and one sister, Mrs. William Vorhees of Albion. Funeral from the Methodist Church in Kimmell Sunday afternoon. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1936
Fry Olins, 84, a resident of the Butler community, died Tuesday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. He was the father of Garman Fry, near here. Services Thursday. Burial, Butler Cemetery. ~ 8-1-1957
Fry Ralph E, 79, R. 3, Columbia City, died June 13, 1986 at Whitley County Hospital. He was born in Noble County to William and Florence Bennett Fry and married Mae Jerraid in Albion June 30, 1948. He was a lifetime resident of the area where he was born and a career farmer. Surviving are his widow; two sons, Harold, Columbia City, and Richard Alan, Bedford; five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Brown of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Pauline Headley, Reading, Mich., Mrs. Robert (Alice) Koch, R. 6, Columbia City, Mrs. Judith Carpenter, Woodburn, and Phyllis, R. 3, Columbia City; a brother, Esta, Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Mertie) Huffman, Columbia City; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, a brother and a sister. Funeral Monday at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel in Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 6-13-1986
Fry Viva Mae, 56, died with her mother, Pearl Haney, in an automobile accident Wednesday south of Churubusco on U. S. 33. Rites will be held Sunday in the United Brethren Church of Christ at McGill, Ohio. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery near Payne. She was born April 29, 1908 in Noble County. She was married in 1930 to Russell W. Fry and they lived at Monroeville until 1946 when they moved to the present home in Payne. She was a member of the United Brethren Church of Christ at McGill, Ohio. Survivors include the husband, Russell W.; four daughters, Mrs. William Link of Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Richard McMillan, Mrs. Richard Fulk and Mrs. Wayne Feasby, all of Payne; nine grandchildren and three sisters. ~ 11-19-1964
Frye Jerome E, 85, of Pleasant Lake, died Nov. 1, 1989 at Carlin Park Healthcare Center, Angola. Born in Fort Wayne, he moved to Pleasant Lake in 1965. He retired in 1965 as a manufacturing engineer from General Electric Co., Fort Wayne, after 32 years. Surviving are his daughter, Patricia Geroff of Fort Wayne; two sons, Jerome P. of Pleasant Lake, and Neal L. of Butler; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at D. O. McComb Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 11-1-1989
Fryer Amanda died on Sunday from consumption. She was born in Pennsylvania September 27, 1833 and was married to Dr. Franklin Fryer October 30, 1849. They moved to Indiana about 36 years ago. They had four daughters, three of whom are living. The husband died October 1, 1875. She united with the M. E. Church at this place March 12, 1892. She died July 30, 1893, aged 59 years, 10 months 3 days. Funeral at the M. E. Church Tuesday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-3-1893
Fryer Arlo J, 52, a resident of near Avilla, died Friday at his home two miles west of Avilla. The cause of his death was brain fever. He was a farmer of this community and was formerly township trustee, serving two terms. Surviving are the widow; a son, Wilbur, the father, Edward, west of town; two sisters, Mrs. Perry Foster, Syracuse, and Mrs. Thomas Truelove, Swan. The funeral was held Sunday from the Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial in nearby cemetery. + 2-?-1933
Fryer Blanche and Trueman - Two of Ed Fryer’s children have died and will be buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 2-4-1887
Fryer Edward, 84, a lifelong resident of the Avilla community, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Truelove, southeast of Avilla. Death resulted from apoplexy. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Truelove, Mrs. Perry Foster, Syracuse; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. His wife died several years ago. Funeral Saturday from Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 2-9-1934
Fryer Florence J, 87, a lifelong resident of the Avilla community, died Monday at the Sacred Heart Home. She was born Dec. 3, 1883, in Noble County to Edwin and Amy Ihrie. She was married to Arlo Fryer in 1904. He preceded her in death in 1933. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Surviving are a son, Wilbur, Kendallville, and a brother, Orrie Ihrie, Kendallville. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 2-11-1971 + 2-?-1971
Fryer Frank H was born near Avilla January 9, 1860; died in Fort Wayne April 28, 1917, aged 57 years 3 months and 19 days. He was married to Laro Myers of Mt. Pleasant on March 18, 1884. They had 5 children, of whom one son died in infancy and 4 are living: Phae N., Earl B., Glenn D., and Marlin H. Also surviving are the widow, grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. C. B. Fitch of Fort Wayne; 4 brothers, Edward E., residing west of this place, Thomas of Marion, Ala., Lewis of Brooklyn, N.Y., and David L. of Indianapolis. He was engaged in the drug business in this place until 1893 when he moved to Fort Wayne. ~5-9-1917
Fryer Helen A, 94, died Nov. 17, 2003 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. She was a nurse's aid and had worked at Kendallville Nursing Home and Glen Oaks Nursing Home in Auburn. She was a member of the Beacon Light Chapel in Churubusco. She was born June 7, 1909 in Garrett to Clarence and Elizabeth (Mason) Grogg. On September 1, 1932 in Kendallville she married Wilbur L. Fryer. He died Feb. 2, 1996. Services Nov. 22 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 11-26-2003
Fryer Isaac, resident here the past 62 years and one of Kendallville’s few nonagenarians, died this morning at his home on N. Main St., aged 91 years, ten months and 11 days. His death was due to complications incident to senility. The latter part of Sept. he enjoyed an automobile ride to Ligonier but since then he had been confined to his home the greater part of the time. He was born Jan. 17, 1833 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England, the son of Robert and Hannah Fryer. His parents came to this country when he was a boy and when 19 years of age he too made the trip to the United States, landing in New York state where he resided eight years. In 1860 he came west, locating in a dense woodland 60 miles west of here. There he constructed his first home, and two years later was induced to come to Kendallville to build a house for L. F. Hitchcock, now deceased. For thirty years the aged pioneer followed his trade as a pattern maker at the Flint & Walling factory, having first been employed in a small factory located on the site before it was taken over by the Flint & Walling Co. He was one of the few residents of the community who voted for Abraham Lincoln and took pride in the fact that he marked his ballot twice for the great statesman. He was first married July 9, 1856 at Scottsville, N.Y. to Elizabeth Evans. Ten years later, Feb. 24, 1866, he was married to Sarah A. Wright of this city, whose death occurred 24 years ago. Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Herbert Knight, with whom he made his home, Mrs. Lottie Strater and Henry Fryer of this city, and Sumner Fryer of Ligonier. Funeral Monday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1924 or 1925
Fryer Martha was born April 12, 1847, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Amos in Richland County, Ohio. She married Edward E. Fryer September 29, 1872. They had three children, Arlo J. Fryer, Lola E. Truelove and Lula E. Foster. Besides, she leaves a sister, Susan Broughton of Schoolcraft, Mich., six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial, Mount Pleasant Cemetery . * 1924
Fryer Nancy J, youngest daughter of George and Jennette Sayles, 23 years and 16 days, was born in Iowa July 23, 1859, came to this vicinity with her parents in childhood. She united with the M. E. Church in 1873 and was married to Charles Fryer Dec. 4, 1880. Died Aug. 8. ^ 8-10 & 17-1882
Fryer Sarah Ann (Wright), 56, died this morning. Funeral will be held from the residence on N. Main St. Monday. She was born in Huron County, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1844, and died on July 7, 1900. She was married to Isaac Fryer on Feb. 24, 1865 and they had 2 children. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1865. She leaves her husband; 2 children; 3 stepchildren, mother, brother and sister. Burial Lake View Cemetery. + 7-7-1900 ^ 7-13-1900
Fryer Sarah Louise, widow of the late Henry Fryer of Avilla, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Fitch of Fort Wayne. She was almost 83 years of age. She had 63 descendants. She came to Noble County with her husband in 1849 from Pennsylvania, making the trip down the Ohio River and up the canal to Defiance, thence through the old Wabash & Erie Canal to Fort Wayne. They settled on a farm one mile south of Avilla, remaining there until 1878 when they moved to Avilla, remaining there until the death of Mr. Fryer in 1894. Surviving are 7 children, 2 of whom are Edward Fryer and Mrs. Laroma Borck of Avilla. The great-great-grandchild is Marguerite Helmer, 11-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Helmer of Avilla. ^ 2-1-1910
Fryer Wilbur L, 89, of Avilla, died Feb. 2 in Sacred Heart Home. He was born in Allen Twp on Jan. 7, 1907 to Arlo J. and Florence (Ihrie) Fryer. On Sept. 1, 1932 in Kendallville he married Helen A. Grogg, who is his only survivor. He was a retired farmer and employee of Holabird Mfg. He was a member of Beacon Light Chapel in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 2-15-1996
Frymier Blanche, about 61, (b. 5-10-1883) died Dec. 11, 1944 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Metz. She was the widow of the late Fred Frymier, who died in 1940. Surviving are six children, three sons, Gerald and Ted of Albion, and Maurice who is in the U. S. Navy but at present at home on leave; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Metz, Dorabelle and Mrs. Glen C. Black, all of Albion; one sister, Mrs. Ardella Swan of Elkhart; and 13 grandchildren. She was a member of the United Brethren Church. Funeral Wednesday at the Metz home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1944
Frymier Dorabelle "Dode", 70, of Albion, died Dec. 13, 1988 at the home of her sister in Albion. Born Feb. 1, 1918 in Nappanee, she was the daughter of Joseph "Fred" and Blanche (French) Frymier. She had lived in the Albion area for more than 69 years. At one time she was Noble County clerk and had retired from the abstract office. She was a member of Albion Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Glen (Evelyn) Black of Albion; and a brother, Ted of Albion. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Albion Presbyterian Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-13-1988
Frymier Edgar died Tuesday from injuries received in an automobile accident a few hours before. The accident occurred Monday night. He was one of six passengers in the auto driven by Richard Butler which sideswiped a car driven by Glade Ralihan and crashed into a tree one and one-half miles north of Albion on Road 9. The young men, members of the local K. of P. basketball team, were returning from a game at Fremont. He was born Nov. 8, 1910 at Nappanee, Ind., the son of Fred and Blanche Frymier. On Feb. 25, 1932 he married Marguerite Cunningham, who with three small children, Clinton Mack, Donna Gail, and George Neal survive, along with his parents; three brothers, Ted, Gerald and Maurice; and three sisters, Mrs. Glenn Black, Ardella, and Dorabelle. Funeral at United Brethren Church at Albion Jan. 23. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1936
Frymier Edith R, 81, a short-time resident of Angola, formerly of Albion, died Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Noble County July 24, 1904 to Sherman and Flossie (Trumbull) Rimmel. On Jan. 22, 1924 in Los Angeles, Calif., she married Gerald Frymier, who died in 1957. A retired restaurant owner and clerical worker, she was a member of the Democrat Women’s Club, 60-year member of OES, charter member of Albion Study Club. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Larson of Los Angeles; 2 sons, Joseph of Angola, and Jack R. of Bloomington; two sisters, Beth Breeden of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ruby Stringfellow of Albion; 8 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-1-1986
Frymier Fred, 60, died Monday after suffering a heart attack and three days’ illness. He is survived by the widow, Blanche; three sons, Gerald and Ted of Albion, and Maurice of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Black, Mrs. Harry Metz, and Dorabelle, all of Albion. He was in the bakery business here 20 years. For the past three years he has been employed at the Ackerman Mercantile Co. store. Funeral Thursday at U. B. Church. + 10-?-1940
Frymier George N, 71, of Trail Creek, died February 7, 2007 at St. Anthony Hospital. He was a salesman at Hirsch Ford-Lincoln-Mercury for more than 15 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Moose Family Center 980. He was born September 26, 1935 in Albion to L. Edgar and Marguerite (Cunningham) Frymier. He married Jacquelyn Ritchie on December 20, 1985 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Susan of Indianapolis, Christopher and Kerry of Midland, Mich., Todd and Becky of Fort Wayne, and Joel and Liz of Hilliard, Ohio; 3 stepchildren; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Biddle; and a brother, Mac. Services February 12 at Root Funeral Home. Burial, Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. ^ 2-14-2007
Frymier Gerald A, (b. 11-4-1901) about 56, and for many years a restaurant operator here, but for the past several years employed as an automobile salesman, died Nov. 29, 1957 in McCray Hospital from a lung ailment. He was born in Elkhart County but had lived in Albion most of his life. He was a member of Albion Lodge 97 F&AM and the Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne. Surviving are the widow, Edith; two sons, Joe at home and Dr. Jack R. of Philadelphia, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Larson of Packanac Lake, N.J.; 2 brothers, Ted of Albion, and M. J. of Jonesboro; three sisters, Mrs. Glenn C. Black, Mrs. Harry Metz, and Miss Dorabelle of Albion; and 4 grandchildren. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Dec. 1. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1957
Frymier Jack Rimmel, 80, of Morrison, Colo., died March 3, 2006 at his home. He was a professor emeritus at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and was inducted into the university's Hall of Fame in 1994. He was a Senior Fellow at Phi Delta Kappa in Bloomington and a department chairman at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He graduated from the University of Miami in 1949 and complete his doctoral work at the University of Florida in 1957. He was a 1943 graduate of Albion High School and served in the U.S. Army during WW II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Genesis Presbyterian Church in Littleton, Colo. He had authored 15 books and countless articles. His latest book, "Good States, Problem States: Are Some Governments Better Than Others?" was published in February. He was born March 15, 1925 in Albion to Gerald A. and Edith A. (Rimmel) Frymier. He married Maxine June Clouse on Aug. 24, 1947. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Jill Russell of Springfield, Mass., and Kay and Stephen Tews of Bloomfield, Iowa; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Kathi Frymier of Morrison; 6 grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew and Michelle Russell, Julie and Sam Weissberg, Anne Tews, Ed and Emily Stanford, Rachel Frymier and Benjamin Frymier; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Robert Larson of Casedero, Calif.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Carol Frymier of Angola. Services Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery with military services by American Legion Post 246. The Evening Star & Herald-Republican 3-9-2006 Contributed by Kay Tews
Frymier Kyle H, son of Jerry and Connie (Boggs) Frymier, Albion, was pronounced dead on arrival today in McCray Hospital. He was born Nov. 26, 1973 in McCray. Surviving are his parents; three brothers, Rodney, Stan and Craig, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Frymier and Mrs. Harmon Boggs, Albion; great-grandmothers, Martha Boggs, Churubusco, Maggie Owen, R. 2, Albion, and Theresa Reed, Albion. Funeral Wednesday in Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1975
Frymier M J "Chink", 82, (b. 10-22-1905) of Kissimmee, Fla., a former Albion resident, died April 1, 1988 at Kissimmee. He was born in Nappanee to Fred and Blanche French Frymier. He was a retired postal clerk. Surviving are his wife, Cathy, two daughters, Beverly Fromelmier, Fort Wayne, and Linda Watkins, Louisville, Ky.; two sons, Donald and Al of Marion, Ind.; two sisters, Evelyn Black and Dode Frymier, both Albion; a brother, Frederick (Ted) of Albion; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. + 4-1-1988
Frymier Mark Alan, 18, was born in Garrett Sept. 2, 1958 to Mack and Dolores (Hollis) Frymier. He had been hospitalized the last nine months and died Friday at Community Hospital in Indianapolis. Surviving other than his parents are one sister, Holly A.; grandmothers, Mrs. Joseph Hollis, Garrett; and Mrs. Marguerite Shanower, Kendallville. Services Monday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-23-1976
Fuentes Antonio "Tony", 55, Kendallville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born July 14, 1932 in Mexico, the son of Guadalupe and Martina (Saldana) Fuentes. He married Patricia Ellen Casselman May 23, 1953 in Columbia City. He had lived in Kendallville since 1948 and became a U. S. citizen in the 1960’s. He worked at the Kendallville Foundry for 21 years and also for the city of Kendallville and Strawser Brothers. He was a member of the Elks, Moose and Eagles of Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Rick, Avilla, and Mike, Corunna; four sisters, Julie Conley, LaGrange, Ann Owsley, Rome City, Elane Hawkins, Butler, Karen Fuentes, at home; two brothers, Jose of Weslaco, Texas, and Paul of Hicksville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and a half-sister from Jonesborough, Ark. A brother, Raymond, preceded him in death. Services Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville. Burial, Cedar Lake Cemetery, DeKalb County. ~ 11-5-1987 + 10-30-1987
Fugate Charles Glen, 54, R. 3, Wolcottville, died Tuesday in LaGrange County Hospital. Born in Hazard, Ky., June 12, 1936, he was the son of Leonard and Luverna (Patrick) Fugate. He lived in Wolcottville since 1965. He married Josephine Caudill on March 8, 1960. He was a metal technician at Newnam Manufacturing in Kendallville for 25 years. Surviving are his mother of Talcum, Ky.; his wife; a daughter, Diane of LaGrange; a son, Brackie Leonard of LaGrange; six brothers, Olvin L., Dean, and Joseph Earl of Wolcottville, James T. of Stroh, H. B. of Mongo and Larry Ray of Enon, Ohio; two sisters, Brenda Sue Griffin of Shipshewana, and Eva Mae Hostetler of Goshen; and three grandchildren, Chelsy Jo and Kayla Lynn Fugate, and Joshua Caleb Davis, all LaGrange. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral at Five Corners Baptist Church Friday. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 9-19-1989
Fugate Danny M, 41, of Wolcottville, died May 20, 2009 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had worked at A-1 Production in Kendallville and at Starcraft in Goshen. He was born July 1, 1967 in LaGrange to Danny and Toni (Jordan) Fugate. They died Nov. 5, 1979. He was raised in Rome City by his aunt and uncle, Shirley Jordan and Larry Criswell. He married Lisa Holliday on May 11, 1990 in Wolcottville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Angel and Danielle Fugate; a son, Cody Fugate; 2 grandchildren, Tyson and Trenton Williams; 3 brothers, Jerry, Curtis and Mark Fugate of Rome City; and his grandmother, Betty Barr of Wolcottville. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl Jordan and Leonard and Vernie Fugate. Funeral May 23 in Grace Christian Church, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-21-2009
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Fugate Ellen, 88, died June 25 in Fort Wayne. She was born June 29, 1907 in Hindman, Ky. to Tom and Rebecca (Handshoe) Fitzpatrick. On Oct. 17, 1924 in Hindman she married Thomas T. Fugate. He died April 13, 1981. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mabel LaBrant of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Marie Charles and Clea Vester of Paris, Tenn., Rebecca McCarty of Owensboro, Ky., and Pauline Campbell of Avilla; 3 sons, John, Tom Jr., and Paul of Chicago; 2 sisters, Clara Patrick of Avilla, and Mabel Patrick of Ky.; 30 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Ardith and Arvil, and a grandson. Funeral June 28 in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 7-18-1996
Fugate Herbert L, 62, Ligonier, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1911 in Morgan County, Ky., he married Sylvia Lucille Vandegraft in July 1973. A resident of the Ligonier area about 30 years, he was employed by the Lakeland School Corp. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Grant Moser, Ligonier, Mrs. Arthur Hawn, Cromwell, and Mrs. Roberta Ostrander, Cromwell; one sister and one brother; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1974
Fugate Jennings M "Sonny", 55, died August 23, 2006 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He moved to Kendallville in 1998 from Garrett. He had been employed at Bauman-Harnish in Garrett for many years. He was born October 11, 1950 in Garrett to Lawrence and Mary (Coyer) Fugate. He married Laura Arnold on July 22. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Trina of Fort Wayne; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Sonny and Crystal and Terry of Garrett, and Max and Sherry of Avilla; a stepson; 5 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Rosemary Sumner of Fort Wayne, Mildred and Larry Mitchell and Billie and Recie Gibson of Kendallville, Emma Fugate of Garrett and Sue Bailey of Tenn.; 3 brothers and a sister-in-law, Michael "Bud" and Lawrence Jr. of Kendallville, and Ellis and Sharon of South Milford; 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Rex Hart; a grandson, Cody Fugate; and a brother, Dan. Services at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 9-7-2006
Fugate John F, 53, of Auburn, died April 7, 2010 at DeKalb Hospital. He worked in maintenance for Indian Springs Campground and served as a deacon for One Truth Christian Outreach in Ashley. He was born June 1, 1956 in Garrett to Zack and Opal (Banks) Fugate. He married Rosalie Hunter on April 20, 1985 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Sherrie Fugate of Ky., Frances and Terry Schull of Kendallville, and Tiffany Fugate of Auburn; a son, James Hunter of Auburn; 12 grandchildren; 5 sisters and brothers-in-law, Viola and David Clair of Crestline, Ohio, Joyce and Ed Cook of Monticello, Ky., Anita and Lester Rhodes of Auburn, Helen Bailey of Butler and Mary and Rick Maggert of Auburn. He was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice McPherson, and a brother, Rudell Fugate. Services Saturday at Heller & Clark Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-8-2010
Fugate Larince Jr, 50, of Kendallville, died December 27, 2013 at his home. He was born in Auburn on June 6, 1963 to Larince and Mary Elizabeth (Coyer) Fugate. He graduated from Garrett High School in 1980. In the past, he worked at All Media, Slater Steel and Commercial Carpet, all in Fort Wayne. Survivors include 2 brothers, Ellis and Sharon Fugate of South Milford, Michael Fugate and Cindy Headley of Kendallville; 4 sisters, Rosie Sumner of Kendallvill, Sue Ann Bailey of Tennessee, Lena and Larry Mitchell of Kendallville, Emma Louise Fugate of Garrett, Billie Jo and Recie Gibson of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Jennings “Sonny” and Daniel Fugate. Funeral, December 30, 2013 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery ^ 12-29-2013
Fugate Lora, 74, died Feb. 8, 2009 at her Avilla home from cancer. She was born Sept. 10, 1934 in Jackson, Ky. to Marion and Allie (Clemmons) Campbell. She married Arvil Fugate and he died Oct. 25, 1991. She was a member of Harbor of Love Baptist Church in Kendallville. Surviving are daughters Wanda Wallen and Evelyn Ransburg of Avilla; a granddaughter, Amanda Garcia; a great-granddaughter, Lilian Garcia; 3 brothers, Marion Campbell of Albion, John Campbell of Wisconsin and Orville Campbell of Ky.; 5 sisters, Nora Baugard of N.C., Dora Horton of Albion, Cora Glaman of Mont., Vina Campbell of Ky., and Stella Thomas of Ill. She was also preceded in death by a son, David, on May 24, 1992; brothers Arnold, Hargas and Chester Campbell; and sisters, Zola, Perla and Dosha Campbell. Funeral Feb. 12 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ^ 2-14-2009
Fugate Opal, 57, Auburn, died August 31 in DeKalb Hospital. She was born Jan. 13, 1930 in Blacky, Ky., the daughter of Ollie B. and Georgia (Brock) Banks. She married Zack Fugate on Feb. 12, 1947 and he died Aug. 19, 1977. Surviving are two sons, Rudell of Garrett, and John of St. Joe; six daughters, Beatrice McPherson, Garrett, Viola Clair, Fort Wayne, Joyce Humbarger, St. Joe, Anita Rhodes, Avilla, Helen Bailey, St. Joe, and Mary Maggert, Auburn; 29 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Alvis and J. C., both Auburn, Stanley, Avilla, and R. V., Garrett; four sisters, Lorene Feighner, Columbia City, Irene Johnson, Jackson, Ky., Shirley Hunter, Fort Wayne, and Helen Terry, Kendallville. Her parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Free Bible Tabernacle in Garrett. ~ 9-10-1987 + 8-31-1987
Fugate Sandra, 60, of Kendallville, died December 10, 2011, at her residence in Kendallville. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 27, 1951, to Thuren Richard Gentry, who died in 1994, and Dora (Campbell) Gentry Horton, who died in 2009. Sandy started out working in the Chicago Public School System as a cafeteria manager for a few years. She also worked in a paint factory in Chicago with her cousin Phil Campbell. Survivors include 2 daughters, Connie and Shayne “Buzzz” Mozena of Kendallville and Serena Carrier of Kendallville; 4 grandchildren, Kayla and Serena Wheeler, and Natalee and Nathan Carrier; her brother, Joseph; her sister, Lora Lee and Brett Gearhart of Butler. Graveside service Dec. 15 at Rehoboth Cemetery. ^ 12-14-2011
Fugate Thomas T, 82, died Monday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Kentucky, a son of John E. and Polly (Combs) Fugate. He was a retired coal miner and had moved to Avilla nine years ago from Chicago. His wife is the former Ellen Fitzpatrice. Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mabel LaBant and Rebecca McCarty, Chicago, Marie Charles and Cleo Vester, Tennessee, Pauline Campbell, Avilla; four sons, Arvil, Avilla, John E., Thomas Jr. and Paul D., Chicago; and a sister, Maggie, Dodson, Ky. A son, Ardith, preceded him in death. Services Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home here. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 4-16-1981 + 4-?-1981
Fugate Toni L, 28, and Danny R., 36, were dead when police arrived at the home of Toni’s father, Earl Jordan, on a winding dirt road south of the Noble-LaGrange County Line Road one-half miles east of Ind. 9. Despondent over a pending divorce, Danny shot and killed his wife, then ended his own life with a rifle blast to the head. A brand new .22 caliber rifle with the price tag still on it was found under Fugate’s right leg. The shootings were witnessed by one of the couple’s four sons, 11-year old Jerry. They had been married 12 years. She and her children had moved in with her father several weeks ago after her husband had reportedly threatened to kill her on several occasions and even wrote a letter to a brother-in-law stating his intention. A spray painter at Ayr-Way Industries in Kendallville since 1973, Danny tried to kill himself three weeks ago and a brother talked him out of it. He was born Oct. 11, 1943 in Perry County, Ky., the son of Leonard and Verna (Patrick) Fugate. He married Toni L. Jordan Dec. 9, 1967 in Rome City. Survivors include four sons, Danny Michael 12, Jerry Dean 11, Curtis Ray 9, Mark Douglas 7; his parents at Talcum, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Sally) Watson, and Mrs. Danny (Eva) Hochstetler, Goshen, Mrs. Jerry (Brenda) Griffin, Howe; seven brothers, Olvin L., James T., Charles G., Joseph E., H. B. and Dean, all of Wolcottville, and Larry R. of Enon, Ohio. He will be taken to Hindman Kentucky for burial. Toni L. Fugate was born May 9, 1951 in Kendallville, the daughter of Earl and Betty (Coffelt) Jordan of Wolcottville. She worked at Viking Van Tops in Middlebury. Survivors are the four sons; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Sally) Watson and Mrs. Shirley Criswell, Rome City; and five brothers, Gordon, Robert, Mark, Matthew and Derek, Wolcottville. Funeral Thursday at St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 11-?-1979
Fugate Virgie, 73, of Auburn, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was born Oct. 18, 1915 in Floyd County, Ky., to the late Pearl and Mary (Ousley) Bradley. She was married to Estill Fugate. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Doyle Goble and Jerry "Douglas" Goble, both Garrett; four daughters, Dorothy Delauder of Garrett, Mary Sue Curtland of Hudson, Kathy Baker of Kendallville, and Regina "Jenny" Pogue of Auburn; one sister, Grace Fleming of Albion, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at McComb, Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 5-15-1989
Fugate Zack, 63, died Aug. 19 in DeKalb Hospital. He was born to Dan and Sally Ann (Sizemore) Fugate Oct. 8, 1913 in Kentucky and married Opal Banks Feb. 12, 1947 in Jackson, Ky. She survives. He had been a Garrett resident 28 years, employed by the Garrett Foundry the last 13 years and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Garrett. Other survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Christopher McPherson, Garrett, Mrs. David Clair, Auburn, Joyce Butler, Garrett, Mrs. Lester Rhodes, Avilla, Helen and Mary Fugate, both at home; two sons, Dallas, Avilla and John, Garrett; one sister, Mrs. Katie Gilliam, Jackson, Ky.; three brothers, Lawrence, Garrett, Estell, Prestonsburg, Ky.; Ludlow, Canney, Ky.; 23 grandchildren. Services Monday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 8-25-1977 + 8-19-1977
Fuhrman Albert C, 76, died at his Fort Wayne home Saturday following a two-week illness. Born in Adams County, he had lived in Fort Wayne for 53 years. He was a retired machinist for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a member of the Emmaus Lutheran Church and the Men’s Club. Surviving are the wife, Mary; four daughters, Mrs. Austin Bergdall, Hoagland, Mrs. Clarence Wickliffe and Miss Rose Fuhrman, both of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Eugene Radke, Columbia City; three sons, Emil, Avilla, Edward, Marion, and Wilbert, Fort Wayne; twenty-one grandchildren, including Thomas and John William, Avilla, and Miss Kathleen, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles Young, Fort Wayne, and a brother, Louis, Adams County. Funeral Monday. Burial, Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 2-25-1960
Fuhrman Emil A, 66, Kendallville, died Aug. 20 in McCray Hospital. A former Avilla resident, he was born Feb. 18, 1920 in Fort Wayne, the son of Albert and Mary (Springer) Fuhrman. He married Helen Boggs June 7, 1952 in Columbia City. A veteran of WW II, he was retired. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Kathy Stremel of Fort Myers, Fla.; three sons, Phillip Latta of Chattanooga, Tenn., Tom of Chicago and John of St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Rose Fuhrman and Clair Wycliff of Fort Wayne, and Gertrude Radcliffe of Columbia City; two brothers, Ed and William, Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A son, Raymond Latta, preceded him in death. Services Saturday at the Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-28-1986 + 8-20-1986
Fuhrman Helen L, 76, Angola, died February 10, 2007 at home. She was born November 29, 1930 in Ligonier to Glen and Gladys (Hoffman) Gunder. She had lived in Decatur, moving to Angola in 1971. She married R. Dale Fuhrman on January 29, 1954. He died March 26, 1993. She had been the office manager at Angola Ford since 1976. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Carolyn and Stephen K. Fuhrman of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Karen E. Loban of Mansfield, Ohio, and Penny and Jeffery Bell of Angola; 8 grandchildren, Susan, Kelly, Anne, Jason, Sage, Molly, Crystal and Dawn; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Fuhrman Jr.; and 3 brothers, Paul, Richard and Dennis Gunder. Services Thursday at Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 2-14-2007
Fuhrman Marolyn A, 25, died Saturday at her home on S. Van Scoyoc Street. She was born in Churubusco February 24, 1924, and spent nearly her entire life in Whitley and Noble counties. She married Emil A. Fuhrman September 6, 1941. They moved to Avilla early last year. She is survived by her husband, Emil, one daughter, Kathleen; two sons, Johnny Bill and Tommy; her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Floyd Gieseking, a twin sister, Carolyn Ross, Cromwell; one brother, William Cromwell; two half-sisters, Mrs. Grethel Gray, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Ilene High, Decatur; and two half-brothers, Franklin Overholser, Columbia City, and John of Avilla. Funeral at McKee & Clark Funeral Home Monday afternoon. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 10-27-1949 + 10-22-1949
Fuhrman Milton Raymond Latta, 36, died Monday in McCray Hospital. A former Avilla resident, he was born in Kendallville June 26, 1947 to Milton Latta and Helen Boggs. Surviving are his mother; a grandmother Dorothy Fabian, both Kendallville; three brothers, Phillip, Tom, and John; and one sister, Kathy. Services today at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-29-1983 + 9-26-1983
Fulford Arthur, 74, Wawaka, died Sunday in Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier. Born Nov. 20, 1903 in Wawaka, he was the son of Solomon and Ida (Noel) Fulford. His wife, Clarice, died in 1973. He was a lifetime resident of Wawaka and a retired railroad maintenance supervisor. He was a member of the Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Claude (Virginia) Snyder, Orlando, Fla.; three sons, James, Mishawaka, Franklin and Harold, Wawaka; one brother, Joseph; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 7-?-1978
Fulford Charles Franklin, 60, Fort Wayne, died there Tuesday. He was born Jan. 26, 1928 in Ligonier. Surviving are three daughters, June Niles of Kendallville, Lynn Nieto and Charlotte McMillian, Dallas Texas; a son, Kenneth of Dallas; two brothers, "Bud" of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Ted of Syracuse; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services Friday in Cosperville. + 1-26-1988
Fulford Clarice, 65, Wawaka, was born in Rome City Oct. 21, 1907 to John and Etta (Crowel) Nichols and was a lifetime resident of the area. She married Arthur Fulford Jan. 12, 1929. He survives. She was a member of the Wawaka Church of the Brethren. She died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Claude E. (Virginia) Snyder, Orlando, Fla.; three sons, James, Mishawaka, Franklin of Avilla, and Harold, Wawaka; two brothers, Glenn Nichols, Avilla and Elvert Nichols, Kendallville; and three grandchildren. Services June 6 in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ~ 7-12-1973 + 7-?-1973
Fulford Edna Alice, about 73, (b. 5-13-1876) of Wawaka, died Feb. 6, 1950 at McCray Hospital. Surviving are a son, Solomon of Wawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Emmert of Rome City; five grandchildren; two brothers, Jacob and Chance Boyd of Howe; and a half-brother, William Boyd of LaGrange. Services at Wawaka Methodist Church Feb. 8. Burial Wright Cemetery. + 2-?-1950
Fulford Franklin E, 69, died April 17, 2003 at Rosewood Terrace Nursing Home, Elkhart. He was a builder of steel structure. He was born in Noble County Aug. 2, 1933 to Solomon and Harol Clarice (Nichols) Fulford. Surviving are 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Nancy of Wawaka and James and Mary Lou of Elkhart; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Claude Snyder of Clermont, Fla. Graveside services Monday at Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 4-18-2003
Fulford Ganetta M, 70, R. 3, LaGrange, died Friday in McCray Hospital. Born June 21, 1910 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Seymour and Myrtle (Sparrow) Heltzel. She married John Walter Fulford Aug. 26, 1925 in Cassopolis, Mich. He died Feb. 25, 1959. She lived in LaGrange since 1969, moving there from Wawaka. She was a member of the Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Survivors include three sons Charles F., R. 3, LaGrange, Solomon, Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Theodore R., Syracuse; four sisters, Elizabeth (Visa) Moore, Wawaka, Goldie Patterson, Nappanee, Esther Tompson, Mill Creek, and Gladys Krotzer, LaGrange; five brothers, Floyd, Rome City, Claude, Wawaka, Harry and Bill, Bremen, and Calvin, Mishawaka; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 9-?-1980
Fulford Janice M, 83, of Ligonier, died April 5, 2009 at Avalon Village Nursing Care, Ligonier. Graveside services Friday at Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 4-6-2009
Fulford John Walter, 58, (b. 9-27-1900) a native of Wawaka, was found dead in his home Feb. 25, 1959. Death was caused by a heart condition. He was a lifelong employee of the NYC Railway. Surviving are the widow, Ganette; three sons, Charles of Kendallville, Bud now in the Army in Germany, and Ted of Ligonier; 10 grandchildren; five brothers; and one sister. Funeral Friday in Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 2-?-1959
Fulford Joseph F, 82, of R. 1, died Thursday at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Born Sept. 4, 1899 in Wawaka, he was the son of Solomon and Ida (Noel) Fulford. He married Lillian Bowman, who died in 1969. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired carpenter. Surviving are two sons, Ronald and Wayne, both Wawaka; and three grandchildren. Services Monday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 3-25-1982
Fulford Margaret J was born Oct. 5, 1858 and died March 3, aged 28 years 4 months and 26 days at her residence. Burial, Wright Cemetery on Friday. ^ 3-11-1887
Fulford Mary Ellen, 91, of Avalon Village in Ligonier, died Oct. 28, 2004. She was born Dec. 27, 1912 in Wawaka to William and Bessie (Musser) Fulford. She was preceded in death by a brother, George Fulford. Services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 10-30-2004
Fulford Nathan M, 67, a lifelong resident of the Wawaka community and a former NYC Railroad section hand, died April 11, 1960 in his Wawaka home. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. Surviving are the widow, the former Vada Sparrow; four sons, Donald A. and Paul A. of Wawaka, J. C. of Albion, and Harry with the Army in Germany; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Snyder of Goshen; ten grandchildren; and four brothers. Funeral this afternoon at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 4-?-1960
Fulford Ronald D, 69, of Wawaka, died Sept. 21, 2006 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was employed at Kraft Foods as a machine operator and retired in 1987 after 21 years of service. He had been employed at McCray Refrigeration Co. for 15 years prior. He was a member of Kendallville Elks and Syracuse Eagles lodges. He was born April 9, 1937 in Nappanee to Joseph F. and Lillian P. (Bowman) Fulford. He married Shirley Bohnenberger on May 7, 1971 in Albion. Surviving are his wife; and a brother, Wayne of Wawaka. Services Monday at J.A. Brazzell-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 9-23-2006
Fulford Sylvester, about 30, died in York Twp Aug. 6, 1875 of typhoid pneumonia. Albion New Era 8-12-1875
Fulford Vada, about 68, (b. 2-1-1898) a native of Noble County, died June 19, 1966 of heart disease at her home at Wawaka. She was the widow of Nathan Fulford, who died April 11, 1960. She was a daughter of William and Adelaide Mawhorter Sparrow and is survived by four sons, Paul and Jay of Wawaka, Donald of Fort Wayne, and Harry of Newport News, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Snyder of Goshen; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, John of Rome City, and Ora of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Frain of Wolcottville, and Mrs. Bertha McDonald of Syracuse. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 6-?-1966
Fulford William, about 86, died Dec. 27, 1973 in LaGrange County Hospital. He was born in Noble County July 7, 1887, a son of Solomon and Ida (Noel) Fulford. He was married to Bessie Musser, who died in 1914. He later married Ethel Stevens, who died in 1956. He was a retired employee of Western Union Telegraph Co. He had lived in Wawaka 16 years and prior to that had resided in Lima, Ohio and in Chicago, Ill. He was a member of the Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ellen of Wawaka; one son, George of Lima, Ohio; two brothers, Joe and Art of Wawaka; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral Dec. 30 at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 12-?-1973
Fulk Alfred, farmer of Elkhart Twp, was found unconscious near his bed Feb. 5 and later died without being able to explain the cause. A few days before, he had suffered a stroke and was apparently improving. It is supposed he had arisen to start a fire and was again stricken, causing death. He was born Jan. 10, 1876 and was 63 years old at the time of his death. He was married to Mabel Bortner and several children were born to them. She died in Nov. 1938. Since her death he has been living alone. For many years he was superintendent of the Noble County Infirmary. Survivors include two sons, Ross of Wawaka, and Vance of near Rome City; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Wysong of near Wawaka, and Mrs. Otis Marquiss of near Albion; a brother, William of Brimfield; and 13 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Bonham Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-?-1939
Fulk Alfred W, 71, Upper Long Lake resident, suffered a heart attack last Thursday and was dead on arrival at Whitley County Hospital. Born in Swan Twp, he was a son of Noah and Rebecca Owen Fulk. After completing his education in the Fulk School, he married Naomi Renkenberger in 1916 and they established their first home on a Swan Twp farm. Survivors include the wife; six sons, Dale of R. 7, Columbia City, Howard of R. 1, Churubusco, James, at home, Harold of R. 3, Albion, Robert of Fort Wayne and Richard of Avilla; four daughters, Mrs. Howard Householder, R. 3, Albion, Mrs. George Hoffman and Mrs. Marion Gaff, both of R. 1, Churubusco, and Mrs. Oscar Monroe of R. 1, Kendallville; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two sons, Lloyd Allen and Donald Eugene, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral Sunday in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 7-22-1965 + 7-?-1965
Fulk Anna B, 84, of Kendallville, died July 9, 2011, at her home. She was born in Noble County on November 6, 1926. She was raised by her grandmother, Carilla Mae Ott and her uncle Carl Ott, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1944. On July 10, 1945 she was married in Fort Wayne to Robert N. Fulk. Employed at Silgan Plastics in Ligonier for over 20 years, she retired from there in 1989. She was a member of the Wolf Lake Baptist Church, and the Francis Vinyard Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Kendallville. Her husband died May 23, 2004. Surviving are 2 daughters Joy (Tom) Rose of Albion and Connie (Ronald) Castor of Kendallville; a son Steven R. (Teresa) Fulk of Albion; 8 grandchildren Rochelle Widman, Nicole Griffis, Stephanie Rose, Travis Fulk, Chad Fulk, Nathan Castor, Miranda Heitz, and Brandon S. Fulk; 9 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Milo “Buck” Rider. Funeral July 13 at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-11-2011
Fulk Anna L, 78, died Sept. 13, 2007 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She retired in 1993 after 23 years of service with Wolf Lake Products. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1946. She was born Oct. 16, 1928 in Fort Wayne to Maurice and Blanche (Remaly) Adams. She married Harold R. Fulk on April 25, 1948. He died May 1, 1985. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Gary Smith of Albion; 4 grandchildren, Misty Smith-Pegan and Jeremiah Smith, Nickie and Tyler Fulk; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 sons, Rickie, David and Nickie; and 3 brothers, Eugene, Dale and Lyle Adams. Services Sunday at Sheets & Child Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 6-14-2007
Fulk Benjamin F, 83, a pioneer of Noble County, and for a number of years a resident of Churubusco, died at the home of his sister and only survivor, Mrs. John Easley, Feb. 26. Funeral will be Friday in the Sonday Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. He was born Sept. 25, 1852 in Noble County. He farmed most of his life and homesteaded in Montana some years ago. About 15 years ago he retired and came to Churubusco to live with his sister. * 2-26-1936
Fulk Bertha B, 78, R. 1, LaOtto, died Nov. 21 at Souder Hospital, Auburn. She had resided for two years at the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was the daughter of David and Dessie (Krider) Eberly and was a Noble County native. She was married in 1908 to Frank Fulk, who died in 1952. She was a member of the Ari Church of God and Swan-Eel Club. Two sons, Jesse, LaOtto, and Paul, Avilla, survive, as do two daughters, Mrs. Claude Sherwood, Churubusco and Mrs. Richard Livengood, Auburn. Eleven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral Nov. 25 at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 11-26-1970 + 11-21-1970
Fulk Carl E, 80, died Saturday in Whitley County Hospital. He was a farmer and owned and operated his own welding shop, retiring in 1980. He had lived his entire life in Noble County and Churubusco. He was born Aug. 14, 1907 in Noble County, the son of Oscar and Etta (Rowland) Fulk. On Feb. 26, 1949, he married Lena Crabill. He was a member of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, David of Columbia City; a stepdaughter, Helen Clouse of Churubusco; a stepson, Jack Fulk of Cromwell; four sisters, Evelyn Shroyer, Van Nuys, Calif., Eldora McCoy, Albion, Laurel Wilson, Uniondale, and Gertrude, a missionary in Haiti; two brothers, Robert of Albion, and Guy of Churubusco; and nine grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. + 11-21-1987
Fulk Charles M, 75, died at his home in Schenectady, N.Y., Friday. He was a former resident of Swan Twp, where he taught school. Later he graduated from Purdue University and joined General Electric at Schenectady from which he retired in 1947. He is survived by a son, James, and a granddaughter of Rexford, N. Y.; two nieces, Mrs. Glen Leiter, LaOtto, and Mrs. Robert Cook, Dayton, Ohio; and two nephews, Frank Mallon of Kendallville and James Mallon of Hanover, Ind. Funeral Monday at Schenectady with burial there. ~ 10-25-1956
Fulk Christene, 73, of Green Twp, Noble County, died May 13, 2006 at her home. She was born October 31, 1932 in Hutchkin, Ky., to Mervin and Bessie (Gillium) Spencer. She married Howard A. Fulk on September 2, 1950. He died February 2, 1980. Surviving are 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Etta and Scott Pence of Columbia City, Pat and Craig Hanks of New Castle, Marcie and Tony Debes of Avilla, Mary and Dan Keister of Albion, and Kathy and Roy Herendeen of Churubusco; 3 sisters, Mattie Lou Peden, Pauline Budd and Ruby Palmer of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Austin Spencer of Columbia City. She was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Geraldine White, Edwina Hawn and Betty Spencer. She had served as a private duty caregiver for many years and was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel where services were held. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 5-18-2006
Fulk Donna Jean, 69, of Avilla, died Sept. 23 in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Avilla on July 15, 1929 to John and Florence (Wietfeldt) Fischer. On Oct. 3, 1953 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church she married Richard Lee Fulk. A lifetime Noble County resident, she was owner and operator of Donna’s Beauty Booth in Avilla, retiring in Feb. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and American Legion Post 240 Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Nadine) Coburn of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Patty Fulk of Waterloo; and 2 grandsons, Joshua David and Christopher Michael Coburn. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Gerald W. Funeral Saturday in St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 9-24-1998
Fulk Earl, 91, of Wolcottville, died July 21, 2004 at Kendallville Manor healthcare center. He had retired as a foremen May 5, 1979 from Flint & Walling after 28 years of service. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and Kendallville Moose Lodge 1301. He was born July 29, 1912 in Noble County , the son of William and Nora (Richards) Fulk. On July 2, 1949 in Kendallville he married Wilma M. Deems. She died in 1989. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Michelle Johnston of Wolcottville; and a grandson, Grant Johnston. Also preceding him in death were 2 sisters, Phema and Georgia Fulk; and 2 brothers, Olie and Frank Fulk. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-23-2004
Fulk Eliza Ellen, 67, wife of Samuel Fulk of Swan Twp, died at her home Friday of heart trouble. She is survived by her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. W. H. Hawk of Corunna, and Mrs. Charles Harshbarger of Noble County; one son; and 2 brothers, including Charles Richards of this place. Funeral Sunday at Eel River Baptist Church. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. * 5-6-1928
Fulk Elizabeth (Bennett), born in Pennsylvania 1812; settled 1841; died October 1896, aged 84 years, 4 months 17 days. Resident of this county 55 years. A member of the Baptist Church and the wife of Solomon Fulk. + Clippings book
Fulk Elva A, 89, died May 17, 1985 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. The widow of James F. Fulk, she had resided in Allen County near the Noble County line. She was born in Allen County to A. H. and Sara Jane Sloffer Bosler and married James F. Fulk Nov. 18, 1914. He died Nov. 3, 1968. She was a member of Sugar Grove Church of God. Surviving are two daughters, Lenora Ellen Geiger and Ruth Arehart, both of Churubusco; three sons, Jay of Huntertown, Lee of Miami, and Jacob of Churubusco; three brothers, Gloyd of Fresno, Calif., Howard of Goshen, and Horace of North Manchester; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Sugar Grove Church of God. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 5-17-1985
Fulk Etta Lucile, 22, wife of Paul Fulk, died from Hodgkins disease at her home 5 miles southwest of Kendallville Friday. She was the daughter of Charles A. and Etta Gillett and was born in Swan. With the exception of several years at Auburn she had resided there. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Allen Chapel Church southeast of Kendallville. Surviving are the husband, a sister, Mrs. Carl Wagner of Kendallville, and the father who resides near Albion. Services Monday at the Louie Berhalter Mortuary. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-?-1941
Fulk Frank, 66, lifelong Noble County resident, died Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett. He lived seven miles northeast of Churubusco and is survived by the widow, Bertha; three sons, Melvin, Blue Lake, Jessie, LaOtto, and Paul of Churubusco; two daughters, Mrs. Velda Sherwood, Churubusco, and Miss Ruth at home; one brother, Alfred of Churubusco; and eight grandchildren. Services March 28, in Ari Church of God. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 4-3-1952
Fulk Fredrick "Dale", 62, died Sunday in Whitley County Hospital. He lived at R. 7, Columbia City. He was born in Noble County Oct. 6, 1916 to Alfred and Naomi (Renkenberger) Fulk. He married Arneda Haney Dec. 27, 1964. Survivors include the widow; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Donald Garrison of Mesa, Ariz.; four stepsons, Paul Lopshire, South Whitley, Lee Lopshire, Huntington, Gary Lopshire, Columbia City and David Lopshire of the United State Marine Corps; three sisters, Mrs. Howard Householder, Albion, Mrs. Betty Hoffman, Churubusco, and Mrs. Lavon Monroe, Kendallville; four brothers, Richard, Avilla, Howard, Churubusco, Harold, Albion, and Jim of LaHabre, Calif. Services Wednesday in Krider-Workman Memorial Chapel in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 4-5-1979 + 4-?-1979
Fulk Gerald Wayne, week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fulk, died October 19, 1954, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Services October 20. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 10-21-1954
Fulk Harold R, 62, R. 1., Albion, died May 1 at the VA Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born June 25, 1922 in Noble County, the son of Alfred and Naomi (Renkenberger) Fulk. He married Anna Lee Adams April 25, 1948. He lived in Churubusco until moving to Noble County in 1963. A WW II Navy veteran, he was employed by Fruehauf Trailer in Fort Wayne for 32 years before retiring earlier this year due to ill health. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Vickie) Smith, Albion; a son, Nickie, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Howard (Doris) Householder, Albion, Betty Hoffman, Churubusco, and Mrs. Oscar (Lavon) Monroe, South Milford; two brothers, Richard, Avilla, and James, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Two sons, Rickie and David; five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Saturday at the Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 5-9-1985 + 5-1-1985
Fulk Harvey, a resident of Jefferson Twp, went to a field near his residence after corn fodder on Friday last, and not returning as soon as expected, his son went in search of him and found him lying in the snow and helpless. He was taken to the house and died in a few hours. He leaves a family of 5 or 6 children in poor circumstances. ^ 2-1-1883
Fulk Helen B, 85, of Wolf Lake, died Feb. 27, 2012, at her residence in Wolf Lake. She was a member of Wolf Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars #4717 Auxiliary. She was born Nov. 10, 1926, in Fort Wayne to John and Edith (Campbell) Listenberger. She married Jesse Fulk in April 1974 in Ligonier. He died in 1986. Surviving are 2 daughters, Cookie (Dennis) Coil of Albion and Georgia (Randy) Elijah of Albion; 3 sons, John (Margaret) Steinbacher of Fort Wayne, Charles Steinbacher of Ligonier and Harvey Steinbacher of Churubusco; 2 stepchildren; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 5 brothers; and 4 sisters. Funeral Friday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 2-29-2012
Fulk Howard A, 56, of R. 1, Churubusco, died at McCray Hospital Feb. 1. He was born March 4, 1923 in Whitley County to Oscar and Etta Rowland Fulk. He married Christene Spencer in 1950, and they lived on a Noble County farm. He worked for J. I. Case and Fruehauf Trailer in Fort Wayne. Survivors are his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Etta Pence of R. 1, Churubusco, Mrs. Pat Hanks of Albion, Mrs. Martha Debes of R. 2, Avilla, Mrs. Mary Keister of R. 2, Albion and Kathy Fulk, at home; three grandchildren; four brothers, Carl of Churubusco, Robert and Jess of High Lake and Guy; four sisters, Mrs. Howard Shroyer of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Leland McCoy of Churubusco, Miss Gertrude of Port au Prince, Haiti, and Mrs. Robert Wilson of Uniondale. Services Feb. 4 at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 2-7-1980 + 2-?-1980
Fulk Howard P, 64, Churubusco, died April 5, the victim of muscular dystrophy. He was born May 6, 1918 in Swan Twp, the son of Alfred and Naomi (Renkenberger) Fulk. He married Virginia Garrison October 11, 1941. He was a veteran of WW II, having served with the U. S. Army in the European Theatre. He had been a farmer and last worked at Allied Mills in Fort Wayne, retiring 13 years ago due to his health. Surviving are his wife; a son, Kenneth, Albion; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Sandra) Gaff, Churubusco; three grandchildren; three brothers, Richard, Avilla, James, Calif., and Harold, Albion; three sisters, Mrs. Howard (Doris) Householder, Albion, Mrs. Betty Hoffman, Churubusco, and Mrs. Oscar (Lavon) Monroe of South Milford. Services Friday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 4-14-1983 + 4-5-1983
Fulk Hugh E, 89, of LaOtto, died January 18, 2004 in the Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana at Fort Wayne. He was born February 5, 1914 in Churubusco to William R. and Lucy (Summers) Fulk. He married Marilynn Southern on June 21, 1941 in LaOtto. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Hugh Jr. and Linda of Wagoner, Okla., and David and Shirley of Kendallville; a sister, Marion Harnish of Auburn; 5 grandchildren, Matthew, Duane, Jamie and Daniel Fulk, and Brandy Teders; and 9 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents and 2 brothers, Robert and Clifton. He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 14 years, serving in WW II and Korea. He owned the LaOtto Body Shop for 42 years and had lived in LaOtto for 53 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto and a life member of National Rifle Association. Services in Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-29-2004
Fulk Jacob was born in Rockingham County, Va., Sept. 10, 1818. He died April 15, 1895, aged 76 years, 6 months and 6 days. At the age of 25 he married Margaret Ritchie. He moved to Indiana in 1852 and settled in Noble County. He had 5 sons and 2 daughters. His companion died July 8, 1882. One son and one daughter also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Church of God at Sugar Grove. Services at Eel River Bethel. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. * 4-?-1895 ^ 6-14-1895
Fulk Jacob, son of Margaret (Ritchie) and Jacob Fulk, was born in Noble County Jan. 25, 1865, and died April 1, 1937 at the age of 72 years, 2 months and 6 days, at his home in Eel River Twp. On Jan. 1, 1887, he married Nora Johnson, and they had one son, James. He was a member of Sugar Grove Church of God. He is survived by his widow and son; a brother, George of Allen County; six grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Eel River Baptist Church. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 4-1-1937
Fulk Jacob E, 79, rural Churubusco, died February 25, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on January 23, 1931 in Eel River Township, a son of James and Elva (Bosler) Fulk. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was married in Green Township on February 20, 1955 to Joyce A. Platt. He had driven a school bus for Northwest Allen Schools for several years. Surviving are his wife; four children Michael (Irene) Fulk, David (Barbara) Fulk, and Jeanette Fulk, all of Churubusco, and Teresa Fulk of Butler; his sisters, Lenora Ellen (Franklin) Geiger of Albion and Ruth Ann Arehart of Churubusco; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Daniel Scott Fulk on August 22, 1964; and by his brothers, infant Jacob Fulk, John Fulk, Jay F. Fulk, and Lee Fulk. No services. Sheets & Childs 2-26-2010
Fulk Jacob Lynn, son of James and Elva Fulk of Churubusco, was born March 3 and died April 16, aged 1 month and 13 days. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 4-16-1916
Fulk Jay F, 78, of Huntertown, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born June 28, 1921 in Allen County to James and Elva (Bosler) Fulk. On Jan. 9, 1941 in Allen County, he married Ilene I. Freeman. She died Aug. 17, 1988. He was a farmer and for 5 years worked for U.I. Case. He retired from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne where he was chief engineer 1968-1982. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Wayne Brinkman of Colfax; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruth Ann Arehart and Lenora and Franklin Geiger of Churubusco; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Lee and Neva and Jacob and Joyce Fulk of Churubusco; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-granddaughters. A son, Dean F. Fulk, and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. * 9-5-1999
Fulk Jesse H, 92, of rural LaOtto, died May 10, 2008 at his home. A farmer, he also worked at International Harvester for 35 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. A 1934 graduate of LaOtto High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was born Feb. 19, 1916 in Ege to Frank and Bertha (Eberly) Fulk. On Aug. 21, 1937 he married Mary Jane Gump. She died May 31, 1982. He next married Sara Lue Miller Orcutt. She died in 2006. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Robert Wiant and Beverly and Duane Rowe of Wolcottville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jesse "Sam" and Sharon Fulk of Angola; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Melvin and Paul; 2 sisters, Velda Sherwood and Ruth Livergood; and a grandson, Mike Korff. Services Tuesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 5-12-2008
Fulk Jesse L, 72, of High Lake, R. 4, Albion, died Thursday in Whitley County Hospital. He was born Aug. 10, 1914 in Whitley County to Oscar and Elizabeth (Rowland) Fulk. In 1935 he married Clara Boggs, who died in 1967. In 1975 he married Helen Steinbacher. He moved to Camden, Mich. in 1940 and returned to Churubusco in 1954. He retired in 1977 after 16 years with American Hoist, Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Bonnie Meyer of Albion and Elizabeth Schwalm of Fort Wayne; two sons, Tom of Churubusco, and Dick of Cromwell; three stepsons, John Steinbacher of Kimmell, and Charles and Harry Steinbacher, both Churubusco; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Evelyn Shroyer of Calif., Eldora McCoy of Albion, Gertrude, a missionary in Haiti, and Laurel Wilson of Uniondale; and three brothers, Carl and Guy of Churubusco, and Robert of Albion. A daughter, Mary Ellen, and two brothers preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Camden Cemetery. + 12-4-1986
Fulk Joan Marjorie, 76, died April 30, 2007 at Chandler House near Kendallville. She was born in Ege on May 11, 1930 to Ralph and Hazel (Huffman) Wappes. She married Paul E. Fulk on Jan. 28, 1950 in Columbia City. He died Feb. 17, 1998. She retired as librarian at North Side Elementary School in Kendallville and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville. Surviving are 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Paula and Sherill Kammerer of Kendallville and Debra Oakes of Avilla; 6 grandchildren, Michael Fulk, Karla, Kelly and Klint Kammerer, Matthew and Brandon Oakes; 4 great-grandchildren, Kristen and Sierra Kammerer, Dylan Conrad and Gabriel Oakes. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, James and Ralph Wappes Jr. No services. ^ 5-2-2007
Fulk John F, 57, Danville, Ill., son of Mrs. Lena Shafer, Avilla, died Thursday in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville. He was an employee of General Electric Company for 36 years and moved from Garrett to Danville in 1945. In addition to the mother, he is survived by the wife, Adda; a daughter, three grandchildren, a sister, and a half-sister. Funeral Sunday in Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett. ~ 5-10-1962
Fulk John H, 76, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Trowbridge, Orange Twp, Sunday following a long illness resulting from a stroke of apoplexy. Born in Paulding County, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1855, the son of Harvey and Martha Fulk, he came to Green Twp when a lad. Later he united in marriage to Sarah Katherine Houser, who died five years ago. He has resided in Kendallville for several years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ford Butler, and Mrs. Harry Trowbridge; and two sons, Amos of near Kendallville, and Vincent L. of Hammond. Funeral Tuesday from the Trowbridge home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1931
Fulk Laura J died at her home in Ege last Tuesday. She was born in Noble County on May 10, 1858, the daughter of Madison and Sophronia Gray Applegate. In 1878 she married Oliver P. Fulk, who died in 1909. In March 1890 they opened a general store at Ege and continued there until his death, when the widow and daughter took charge of the store. They still own and operate the business. There are three children, Charles of Schenectady, N.Y., Mrs. Phoebe Mallon at home, and Frona at home. There are also six grandchildren and two brothers and sisters, Emanuel of Roann, Mrs. Frank Stanley and Firmer of Noble County. + 8-?-1926
Fulk Lloyd Allen, 20, was fatally injured in a one-car accident within a short distance of his home Sunday. He was born May 16, 1936 in Swan Twp, Noble County and was a 1954 graduate of the Churubusco High School. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Fulk, seven brothers, Dale, James and Donald at home; Howard of Avilla, Robert and Richard, Albion, and Harold of Churubusco; four sisters, Mrs. Howard Householder of Garrett; Mrs. George Hoffman, Albion; Mrs. Marion Gaff, Churubusco; and Lavon at home. The maternal grandmother is Mrs. Emma Renkenberger at Churubusco. Services Tuesday in Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 11-22-1956 + 11-?-1956
Fulk Lee, 77, died Dec. 2, 2003 at the home of his daughter in Fla. He was self-employed as a heavy equipment operator in Miami, Fla. from 1961 until retirement in 1992. He was a member of Wayside Baptist Church. He was born April 15, 1926 in Allen County to James and Elva (Bosler) Fulk. On April 26, 1946 in Churubusco he married Nevah M. Gaff. She died April 8. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Rose Anna and Paul Herkenratt of Cocoa, Fla.; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, William, James and Jacqui, and Joseph and Denise of Cocoa; a brother and sister-in-law, Jacob and Joyce of Churubusco; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Lenora and Franklin Geiger and Ruth Arehart of Churubusco; and 6 granddaughters, Amy and Wendy Herkenratt, Jennifer, Jasmine, Sabreena and Samantha Fulk. Also preceding him in death were 3 brothers, Jacob, Jay and John Fulk. Services Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 12-4-2003
Fulk Lois A, 78, (b. 10-3-1904) of Rome City, died Sunday in Dale City, Fla., where she and her husband spent the winter. She was born Oct. 3, 1904 in Kimmell to Willard and Alice (Campbell) Doll. On July 9, 1927 she married Vance R. Fulk. He survives. Four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 11-7-1982
Fulk Lois L, 69, formerly of Knapp Lake, died Aug. 6, 2005 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was employed at West Noble Daycare for 6 years and had worked at Rinker's Variety Store in North Webster and at Ligonier Health Facility. She was born Sept. 19, 1935 in Whitley County to Raymond and Bertha Irene (Main) Shank. She was affiliated with Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam and was a member of American Legion Post 253 Auxiliary in North Webster and VFW Auxiliary in Syracuse. Surviving are 2 sons, Alfred L. Cripe Jr. of Kiowa, Okla., and David L. Fulk of Coos Bay, Ore.; 2 daughters, Anita M. Fletcher of Hudson, Fla., and Lora Stump of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren; a brother, Roy S. Shank of Auburn; 2 sisters, Bertha M. Rhodes of Battle Creek, Mich., and Dorothy J. Cagle of Butler. No services. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 8-7-2005
Fulk Lucile, 64, R. 2, Kendallville, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 6, 1914 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Esquire and Millie (Wright) Sherman. She married Paul Fulk Dec. 6, 1941 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Pauline) McClish, R. 2, Kendallville. A lifetime resident of Kendallville, she was a member of the South Milford Church of Christ. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1978
Fulk Mabel, daughter of Joseph and Rachel Bortner, was born in Jefferson Twp on Nov. 24, 1879 and died Nov. 26, 1938 at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, aged 59 years and two days. She spent her entire life in Noble County, with the exception of one winter which she spent in Los Angeles, Calif., also several short visits with a sister in Tampa, Fla. On March 24, 1899 she was married to Alfred Fulk. They had 2 sons, Ross J. of Wawaka, and R. Vance of Rome City; two daughters, Mrs. Lavon Wysong of Wawaka, and Mrs. Arlene Marquiss of Albion, all of whom survive, with 4 sisters; Mrs. Emma Graham of Fort Wayne, Ind., Miss Elizabeth Bortner, Albion, Mrs. Iva Botts, Tampa, Fla.; and her twin, Miss Maytie of Albion; 5 grandsons, 7 granddaughters. + 11-?-1938
Fulk Marilyn J, 73, died March 24, 2007 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born April 17, 1933 in Green Twp, Noble County to Tonny and Venus E. (Herron) Geiger. She married Tom L. Fulk May 28, 1982 in Churubusco. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1951. Surviving are her husband; 4 children and spouses; Max L. and Sandy Herendeen of Columbia City, Teresa and Mike Byram of Columbia City; Terry Herendeen of Churubusco and Mary Lou and Bill Vaught of Churubusco; 7 stepchildren; 7 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Joan Geiger of Hernando, Miss., Bill and Wavelin Geiger of Arizona, C. L. "Pete" and Chris Geiger of Marysville, Ohio, Larry and Kathy Geiger of Phoenix, Ariz., Jim and Diane Geiger of Churubusco, Roger "Hump" and Barbara Geiger of Phoenix, Ariz., and Richard "Louie" and Valerie Geiger of Churubusco; 29 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Duane, Glenn, J.D., Don and Gerald. Services Wednesday in Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ^ 3-27-2007
Fulk Marilynn M, 86, of LaOtto died June 30, 2009 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto and Noble County Extension Homemakers. She was born Aug. 23, 1922 in Fort Wayne to Ralph and Mabel (Ormiston) Southern. She married Hugh E. Fulk on June 21, 1941 in LaOtto. He died Jan. 18, 2004. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Hugh Fulk Jr. of Wagoner, Okla., and David and Shirley Fulk of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gwendolynn Sheets of Kendallville. Services Friday at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 7-1-2009
Fulk Martin Douglas, son of Harvey and Martha Fulk, was born in Ohio June 10, 1860. He died in Brimfield Feb. 18, 1936 at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 8 days. He never married. He leaves 2 brothers, William of Brimfield and Alfred of Wawaka, several nieces and nephews. Funeral at United Brethren Church on Thursday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-?-1936
Fulk Mary A, 40, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne. Survivors include the widower, Tom; her mother, Helen Martin Comer; stepfather, William Comer; four daughters, Amy and Christi, at home, Erin and Allison of Avilla; three sons, Vincent and Virgil, at home, and Vaughn of Churubusco; four brothers, Herbert Martin Jr. of Caliva, Mich., Joseph Martin of Hamilton Lake, Paul Martin and Billy Comer Jr. of Churubusco; four sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Witham, Mrs. Laura Schultis, Mrs. Rita Eamick and Miss Kathy Martin, all of Churubusco; and one grandchild. She was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church and an employee of Dana Corporation, both Churubusco. Services Wednesday at St. John Bosco Church. ~ 2-26-1981 + 2-?-1981
Fulk Mary Jane, 67, of LaOtto, died Monday at Parkview Hospital. She was born on November 20, 1914 in Allen County, the daughter of Merl and Trudy Gause Gump. On August 21, 1937, she was married to Jesse H. Fulk. They lived the first part of their married life in Allen County and then moved to their present address in DeKalb County. She had worked for the Auburn Rubber Company, Flexible Products in Garrett and Essex Wire in Fort Wayne, where she had retired in 1977. She was a member of Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. Survivors are her husband; one son, Jesse Eugene, Huntertown; two daughters, Mrs. Duane (Beverly Ann) Rowe of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Wiant of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren; her mother of Huntertown; one brother, Alvin of Huntertown; four sisters, Mrs. Bennie (Virginia) Green of Churubusco; Mrs. Clifford (Pauline) Crothers of Avilla, Mrs. Robert (LaRue) Ostman of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Wayne (Helen) Waters of Fort Wayne. Services at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco, on June 3. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 6-3-1982
Fulk Naomi M, 79, was born July 9, 1895 in Swan Twp to Charles and Emma Mark Renkenberger and in 1916 married Alfred W. Fulk. They lived on farms in Noble County until 1938, then moved to the Ari community in Allen County where they lived until 1951, then moved to the community of Wolf Lake. Mr. Fulk preceded her in death July 15, 1965. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Don and Lloyd Allen , and a daughter, Glenna Gaff. She was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. She died Dec. 18 at the McCray Hospital. Surviving are five sons, Dale, R. 7, Columbia City, Howard, R. 3, Churubusco, James of Buena Park, Calif., Harold, R. 3, Albion and Richard of Avilla; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Householder, R. 3, Albion, Mrs. George Hoffman, R. 1, Churubusco and Mrs. Oscar Monroe, R. 1, Albion; a brother, Lee Renkenberger, R. 2, Albion; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Bessey, Warsaw; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services Saturday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 12-26-1974 + 12-?-1974
Fulk Nevah M, 77, Churubusco, died April 8, 2003 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Churubusco March 6, 1926 to Thomas and Maude Elizabeth (Bennett) Gaff. She married Alton Lee Fulk April 21, 1946 in Churubusco. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Rose Ann and Paul Herkenratt of Cocoa, Fla.; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, William L. "Bill" Fulk of Churubusco, Joseph and Denise and James and Jackie Fulk of Cocoa, Fla.; 5 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Thurlo "Frog" Gaff of LaOtto, Rodger Gaff of Nappanee, John and Arlene Gaff of Columbia City, Raymond L. and Katie Gaff of Muncie and Leonard "Jake" and Linda Gaff of Huntertown; 4 sisters and a brother-in-law, Ilene M. Gordon of Avilla, Mary Gray of Churubusco, Barbara and Ray Leitch of New London, Iowa, and Shirley Stamp of Churubusco; and 6 granddaughters. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl E. Gaff, on November 23, 1996; and a sister, Willodean Kirkpatrick, January 31, 2000. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1944. She and her husband moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1957, and then to Miami, Fla. in 1961 before returning to Churubusco in 1993. She had been a cafeteria worker in the Dade County Schools in Miami for over 30 years, a member of Wayside Baptist Church in Miami, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Pytheon Sisters in Churubusco. Services at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 4-17-2003
Fulk Nickie A, 42, a resident of Skinner Lake, died May 15, 2002 in the emergency room at Parkview Noble Hospital. He had collapsed earlier in the afternoon. He was born in Whitley County on March 18, 1960, a son of Harold and Anna Lee Adams Fulk. He was educated in the Central Noble Schools and served with the U. S. Army. He had been employed at Autojectors Inc. in Albion and in the maintenance department at Mossberg Industries Inc. in Garrett the past 3 years. On July 16, 1994 he married Tina Smith. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Nickie Jr. of Mancelona, Mich., and Tyler of Garrett: 2 stepchildren; his mother of Albion; a sister and brother-in-law, Vickie and Gary Smith of Albion; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father and 2 brothers, Rickie and David Fulk. Funeral Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 5-19-2002
Fulk Noah, a farmer for many years and a member of the Masonic Lodge, died at the home of his son, Frank, in Noble County Friday. He fell off the porch a little over a week ago and injured his hand which became infected and developed gangrene and at the same time erysipelas of the face developed, causing his death. He was married to Rebecca Owen Sept. 15, 1880, and they had three sons and one daughter, Melvin, Frank and Alfred of Noble County, and Mrs. Sarah Growcock of the same county. Columbia City Commercial-Mail. + 7-?-1924
Fulk Nora L, about 92, died Feb. 5, 1967 at Butler Rest Home. She was of Brimfield but during recent years she had made her home with her son, Earl in Kendallville. She was born in DeKalb County on Oct. 3, 1874, the daughter of Augustus and Elvira Spurgeon Richards. She married William H. Fulk, who died Nov. 28, 1942. Survivors include the son, Earl; a daughter, Mrs. Phema Long of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one brother, Homer of Los Angeles, Calif. Services Feb. 8 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-?-167
Fulk Paul E, 68, a resident of rural Albion near Merriam, died Jan. 23 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born June 1, 1929 in Green Twp, a son of John W. and Dora Yoder Fulk. He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1947 and served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On Feb. 20, 1954 he married Doloras Grammar in Fort Wayne. They moved to their present home north of Merriam in 1960 from Arcola. He retired in 1992 as a brick layer for Brick Layers Local Number 2. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Glenn of Lafayette, Jason of Los Angeles, and Kirk of Avilla; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Mosher of Columbia City; and 2 brothers, John of Columbia City and Dale of South Whitley; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Bailey; and 3 brothers, Lawrence, Fred and Richard. Funeral Jan. 27 at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. ~ 1-29-1998
Fulk Paul E, 72, of Kendallville, died Feb. 16 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Ege on Aug. 15, 1925 to Frank and Bertha (Eberly) Fulk. On Jan. 28, 1950 in Columbia City he married Joan Wappes. A WW II veteran of the U. S. Navy, he was retired from General Electric after 40 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, American Legion Post 86, and VFW Post 2749, all Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Debra Oakes of Avilla and Mrs. Sherrill (Paula) Kammerer of Kendallville; a son, Stephen of Fremont; a sister, Velda Sherwood of Churubusco; a brother, Jesse of LaOtto; 2 grandchildren, Karla, Kelly and Klint Kammerer of Kendallville, Matthew and Brandon Oakes of Avilla, and Michael Fulk of Fremont; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin; and a sister, Ruth Livergood. Funeral in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-26-1998
Fulk Phema L, 92, of Kendallville, died Feb. 20, 2001 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born July 29, 1908 in Noble County to William H. and Nora (Richards) Fulk. She did baby sitting and domestic work. She was a member of Church of Christ in Kendallville. Surviving is a brother, Earl of Wolcottville. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Otis, Frank and George. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 2-23-2001
Fulk Richard L, 81, died March 4, 2010 at Parkview Hospital. He was born March 22, 1928, in Noble County, the son of Alfred and Naomi (Renkenberger) Fulk. He married Donna Jean Fischer on October 3, 1953, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla. She died on September 23, 1998. He retired from Dexter Axel in 1990 and worked as a maintenance man at Provena Sacred Heart Home and Strawser Brothers. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the American Legion Post 240 in Avilla and a member of the VFW in Churubusco. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nadine and Larry Coburn of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Patty Fulk of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Chris (Lacy) Coburn of Albion and Josh Coburn of Kendallville; a great-grandson, Kaden Coburn; and a sister, Doris Householder of Albion. He was preceded in death by brothers, Bob, Harold, Howard, Donald, Dale, Allen and Jim Fulk; and sisters, Glenna Gaff, LaVon Monroe and Betty Hoffman. Funeral March 8 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery. ^ 3-4-2010
Fulk Robert Leroy, 42, of Fort Wayne died Dec. 12, in VA Research Hospital at Chicago. Born in Noble County, he had been a Fort Wayne resident 18 years. He was a veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife, Elsie M.; a daughter, Karen Marie, and two sons, Keith Marion and Kevin Maurice, at home; his mother, Mrs. Naomi Fulk of Albion; four sisters, Mrs. Doris Householder of Albion, Mrs. Lavon Monroe of Avilla, Mrs. Betty Hoffman and Mrs. Glenna Gaff, both of Churubusco; five brothers, Howard P. of Churubusco, Harold of Albion, Richard of Avilla, James of Huntertown and F. Dale of Columbia City. Funeral Monday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 12-18-1969 + 12-?-1969
Fulk Robert N, 85, of Kendallville and formerly of Churubusco, died May 23, 2004. He was born September 22, 1918 in Whitley County to Oscar O. and Etta Elizabeth (Rowland) Fulk. On July 10, 1945 he married Anna Bell Rider. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Joy C. and Tom Rose of Albion and Connie L. and Ronald Castor of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Teresa Fulk of High Lake near Albion; 4 sisters and a brother-in-law, Evelyn Shroyer of Avilla, Eldora McCoy and Gertrude Fulk of Albion, and Laurel and Bob Wilson of Uniondale; 8 grandchildren, Travis, Chad and Brandon Fulk, Rochelle Widman, Nicole Griffis, Stephanie Rose, Nathan Caster and Miranda Heitz; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Dan, Carl, Howard, Guy and Jesse; an infant sister, Sara; and a great-granddaughter, Tiffany Fulk. He retired from McClure Implement in 1979 as a welder. He had also worked for Simington Wayne Corp. in Fort Wayne and Monsanto in Ligonier. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II, earning the Bronze Star, European African Middle East Ribbon with one Battle Star and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Services at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-3-2004
Fulk Ross J was born Nov. 14, 1903 and died Sept. 5, 1969. Services at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Sept. 8. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-?-1969
Fulk Sarah (Houser), 63, wife of John Fulk of Kendallville, died at her home in that city Sept. 13 after an illness of four hours from acute indigestion. ~ 9-24-1925
Fulk Shari J, 39, died Feb. 8, 2003 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She worked at SCP in Auburn for 13 years. She was born Aug. 9, 1963 in Garrett to Gene and Janet Yarian. Surviving are her parents; 2 sons, Tyler and Joshua Fulk; a daughter, Amy Yarian; a brother, David Yarian of Garrett; 3 sisters, Michelle Roose of Edgerton, Ohio and Lisa Bredice and Tracie Yarian of Fort Wayne; and 2 grandchildren, Maranda Yarian and Alivia Stahlhut. Services Wednesday in Fetter Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 2-10-2003
Fulk Sheila, 18, R. 1, Albion, died Friday at McCray Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio to Henry and Barbara Combs Jefferson and lived most of her life in the Albion area. She was married to Steve Fulk on Feb. 2, 1980. She was a member of the Wolf Lake Baptist Church and attended Central Noble High School. Surviving are the husband; the parents; a son, Brandon at home; a brother, Rick, and a grandmother, Nancy Flanigan, Wolf Lake. Services Monday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-?-1981
Fulk Tom L, 71, of rural Churubusco, died March 1, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Green Twp on Oct. 28, 1937, a son of Jess and Clara (Boggs) Fulk. On Aug. 17, 1957 at Ege he married Mary Martin. She died Feb. 22, 1981. He married Marilyn Geiger on May 28, 1982. She died March 24, 2007. Employed at American Hoist in Fort Wayne for 24 years, he retired as a materials handler at C&A Tool & Engineering in Churubusco after 14 years. He was also engaged in farming. Surviving are his children and spouses, Vaughn and Tina Fulk of Columbia City, Erin and Mike Sneary of Avilla, Allison and Larry Patton of Churubusco, Vincent Fulk of Angola, Amy and Lee Tilbury of Avilla, Virgil and Jennifer Fulk of Columbia City and Christi and Perry Coe of Churubusco: 4 stepchildren; a brother, Richard Fulk of Wolf Lake; 2 sisters, Bonnie Resner of Speedwell, Tenn., and Elizabeth Pegg of Fort Wayne; 23 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Ellen Fulk. Services Thursday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 3-3-2009
Fulk Vance R, 81, of Rome City, who had lived the past 1 ½ years with a stepdaughter, Peg Zehner in Auburn, died in the Zehner residence Monday (d. 6-16-1986). He was born Aug. 21, 1904 in Noble County, the son of Alfred and Mabel (Bortner) Fulk. He married Lois Doll on July 9, 1927. She died in 1982. On July 15, 1983, he married Grace Krick, who died in 1984. He was a retired farmer and peppermint oil buyer. From 1968 to 84 he spent winters in Zephyr Hills, Fla. He was a member of Green Chapel Church where he served as trustee for 35 years. He also served on the REMC board of directors for eight years. Two other stepdaughters survive, Valeria Betty of South Bend, and Jayne Krick of Arlington, Texas; three stepsons, Jack Krick of Hubbard, Texas, and Richard and Thomas Krick of Fort Wayne; a sister, Lavon Wysong of Wawaka. A sister and a brother preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 6-16-1986
Fulk Vincent, about 51, died at his home at Cedar Lake. A former resident of Noble County, of recent years he had been working out of Crown Point as a sanitary inspector. Surviving are the widow and four daughters, Joan, Helen, Patricia (3 listed); and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Butler of near Albion. He moved from here about 20 years ago. + 1947
Fulk William, 80, LaOtto, died Oct. 21 in the Allen County Nursing Home. He was a retired painter and interior decorator. He was born May 31, 1889 in Noble County, the son of George and Roseanna (Grawcock) Fulk. In Nov. 11, 1911, he was married to Lucy Summers, who preceded him in death May 5, 1954. He is survived by three sons, Hugh of LaOtto with whom he made his home prior to entering the nursing home, Clifton of Fort Wayne, and William Robert of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marion) Bowers of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 10-30-1969 + 10-21-1969
Fulk William H died Nov. 28. Born in Illinois April 25, 1869, he was past 73 years old. His widow, Nora Richards Fulk, one daughter, Phema, and one son, Earl, both at home, survive him. The family has lived in or near Brimfield for many years. Services at Bonham Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 11-?-1942
Fulk Wilma M, 78, of 617 W. Williams St., died Thursday at McCray Hospital. She was born July 26, 1910 in Butler, the daughter of Arthur and Adella (Johnson) Deems. On July 2, 1949 in Kendallville, she married Earl Fulk. She had lived in Kendallville most her life, moving here from Butler. She had been employed by the J. C. Penney Co. for 20 years, and Skinner’s Sewing Center, retiring in 1974. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary Post 86 and Kendallville Women of the Moose. Surviving with her husband is a grand-nephew, Eric Lee Johnston, who resided with the Fulks; a sister, Gretchen Guzeko of South Bend. Two brothers, Paul and George, preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-16-1989
Fulks Blanch M, 85, a native of Swan Twp living here the last eight years, died March 17, in McCray Hospital. Born April 5, 1874 to Samuel and Mary Buecher Smith, she was married to Thomas M. Fulks, who is deceased. She was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, two sisters and five brothers. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Laura Kostielney, two grandchildren and one great-grandson. Services Sunday in the L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 3-24-1960
Fulks Ella Mae, 71, succumbed to a heart ailment at Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett on October 10. She was born December 18, 1886, at Albion, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeriel Henney. She resided in Avilla several years, attending school here. Her father had a livery barn here for several years. Preceding her in death were her husband, James Ervin Fulks; five brothers, J Clyde, Floyd, Justin, Forrest, and Merle Henney, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Stephenson. Ella and Ervin lived for many years on a farm in the Hopewell community before moving to Avilla in the early forties. Survivors include a son, Kenneth of El Cerrito, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Lesta Neal of Albion; a niece, Miss Donna Neal of Albion; eight nephews, C. H. Stephenson, Garrett, L. J. and Ellis Stephenson, South Bend, Max and Earl Henney Avilla, Harry Henney Woodburn, Robert Henney Jonesville, Mich., and Mike Neal, Albion. Services Sunday in the Methodist Church. Burial, Hooper Cemetery.. ~ 10-16-1958
Fulks Ervin, about 57, lifelong resident of Avilla, died Feb. 9, 1945 from apoplexy. Surviving are the widow, Ella Henney Fulks, and one son, Kenneth, who is with the Armed Forces in New Caledonia. Services at the home. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. + 2-15-1945
Fulks Harrison died Wednesday of last week at his home 4 miles southwest of Avilla. He was past 81 years of age. His wife died last fall. They were pioneers of Noble County. Funeral was held from the Hopewell Church Saturday. Burial, King Cemetery. ^ 5-23-1907 He was born in Allegheny County, Pa., Aug. 11, 1825 and departed this life May 22, 1907, aged 81 years, 9 months and 11 days. He was married to Lodiska Watt July 10, 1846. After more than 60 years of married life this union was broken November 20, 1906 by the sudden removal of his companion. This so affected him that he soon took to his bed and was an almost constant sufferer until his own release came May 22. After an illness of many months from Bright's Disease and its complications, he passed away at his home southwest of town Wednesday evening. * No date.
Fulks Ida Belle (Renkenberger) was born May 21, 1860 in Noble County and died May 24, 1914. She married James B. Fulks July 6, 1882. They had 3 sons, Irvin, Arthur Leroy, and Frankie. The 2 latter preceded the mother in death in infancy. She united with the Hopewell Presbyterian Churchabout 20 years ago. She leaves her husband; one son, Irvin and Mary Herman Fulks; 2 sisters, Mrs. J. Good and Mrs. Henry Monger; 4 brothers, Horace, Del, Thomas and Hiram Renkenberger. Funeral at Hopewell Church Wednesday. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. * 1914
Fulks James, 83, died May 31 at the Home for the Aged near Avilla. Surviving are a son, Ervin; two brothers and a grandson. Services at McKee & Clark Funeral Home Saturday. + 5-?-1940
Fulks Lodisky (Watt) was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., Feb. 13, 1826 and died in Noble County, Nov. 20, 1906, aged 80 years, 9 months and seven days. She was married to Harrison Fulks in Green Twp July 10, 1846. They had six sons and two daughters, one of the latter dying in infancy. She was a sister of Mrs. Jacob Favinger of Avilla. For more than forty years she had been a resident of Swan Twp. Funeral at Hopewell Church Friday. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. Avilla News. + 11-20-1906 > No date
Fulks Thomas, 81, native and lifelong resident of Swan Twp, died from a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martin Kostielney in Avilla July 14, 1945. He and his wife drove to town and as he stepped from the car, which he had parked in front of the daughter’s home, he was stricken critically ill. He was carried into the Kostielney home, where he died shortly afterwards. He had resided on the same farm two and one-half miles southwest of Avilla for 51 years and was born in Oct. 1864 on what is known as the Stotts farm. He engaged in farming all his life and despite his advanced age, was still active. Surviving are the wife, Blanche; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Deuitch of near here, Mrs. Kostielney; and two grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday from the home. Burial, King Cemetery. + 7-?-1945
Fulks Vessie, 20, daughter of Milton and Anna Fulks, died Monday from tuberculosis. Funeral was Wednesday at Hopewell. Burial, King Cemetery. ^ 10-17-1907 She was born at Plymell, Kansas May 28, 1887, and died at the home of her parents near Avilla Oct. 16, aged 20 years 4 months and 21 days. She leaves her parents, 3 brothers and one sister. ^ 10-24-1907
Fuller Abraham W, son of William and Lovina Stults Fuller, was born in Whitley County, Ind. Jan. 25, 1872. There were four children in the family, and two sisters, Mrs. Elbert Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Rachel Campbell of Albion, survive him. One brother, John, is deceased. On Dec. 24, 1899 he was married to Stella Mae Thorn, who with three daughters, Mrs. Roy Parkinson, Mrs. Carl Heintzelman, and Mrs. Merle Heintzelman, and 7 grandchildren survive. He died Dec. 22, 1941, being almost 70 years of age. Funeral at the Baptist Church at Ormas. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 12-?-1941
Fuller Albert, son of F. C. Fuller, the contractor, was assisting his father on a scaffold 10 feet from the floor. The board broke and Bert fell on his head, causing concussion of the brain. Dr. Lucky of Wolf Lake and Dr. Shobe of Ligonier were called, but his injuries were beyond medical skill. He died Saturday. He was a graduate of Albion High School. Funeral at Port Mitchell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 5-23-1901
Fuller Alice, aged sister of Mrs. Clara Wheeler of Albion, died Friday at the Kendallville hospital from pneumonia. Also surviving are two nieces and three nephews, Miss Gladys Jones, Clarence and Elwood Jones of Calif., Mrs. Edith DeLisle of New York, and Maurice Wheeler of Detroit. Funeral Monday in Detroit. Burial in Elmwood Cemetery there. + 3-?-1935
Fuller Craig, 34, of Kendallville, died May 10, 2004 at his home from diabetes. He was born September 5, 1969 in Kendallville to Willie and Adna (Terry) Fuller. Surviving are 4 daughters, Jennifer, Brianna, Cassie and Danielle; and a son, Brandon; a grandmother Edna Fuller of Rome City; a brother and sister-in-law, Wesley and Jennifer Fuller of Kendallville; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Christina and Kevin Miller of Avilla, Dorine Lovely and Margaret and Dennis Gibson of Kendallville. A lifetime area resident, he last worked for A-1 Production in Kendallville. Services at Little Flossie Church in Lisbon. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 5-20-2004
Fuller Donna E, 45, who died from a heart attack, lived in the Wolcottville area 26 years, having moved there from Avilla. She was employed by Electric Cord Sets, Inc. in Wolcottville, was a member of St. Gaspar del Buffalo Catholic Church and LaGrange Women’s Democratic Club. She was born Jan. 1, 1931 to Edwin and Minnie Truelove Blotkamp and married Bruce R. Fuller July 1, 1950 in Avilla. He survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James (Pamela) Gust, Howe, Mrs. Randy (Patricia) Merrifield, LaGrange, and Peggy Ann, at home; her mother, Mrs. Minnie Blotkamp, Garrett; three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Juillerat, Lebanon, Mrs. Rita Lumm, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Jean Neal, Dallas, Tex.; four brothers, Raymond, Avilla, Richard, Kimmell, Robert and Harold, Garrett; and three grandchildren. Funeral mass Aug. 3 at St. Gaspar Church. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ~ 8-12-1976 + 8-?-1976
Fuller Elizabeth Ann, oldest daughter of Charles and Jane Clarke of York Twp, was born in Balaugh Isle of Man, July 31, 1853; died at her home in York Twp Noble County, June 2, 1904, aged 50 yrs 10 months and 2 days.  She married Basil Fuller June 1, 1872.  They had 3 sons and 3 daughters, Frank, Cora and Elmer Cole, Gertrude, Meade, Clarke and Roy; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frank Fuller; one son-in-law, Elmer Cole; and one granddaughter, Ruth Cole.  She also leaves a father, mother, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.  Contributed by Judy Richter
Fuller Ella, 87, R. 2, Union City, Mich., former Noble County school teacher, died Sunday. A Noble County native, she was born Aug. 13, 1885, a daughter of Frank and Violetta (Halferty) Tryon. Her husband, R. Clark Fuller, died in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Helen) Miller, Union City; a son, Arthur, Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in First Congregational Church in Union City, of which she was a member. Burial, Burlington Cemetery. + 6-?-1973
Fuller Estella Mae was born Jan. 2, 1879 and died May 11, 1959. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, May 13. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 5-?-1959
Fuller Finley Coleman died Dec. 2, 1920 from neuralgia of the heart on the farm where he was born May 1, 1856, aged 64 years, 7 months and 1 day. He was married to Samantha Waltman Nov. 22, 1877. They had five children, Robert W., who died May 18, 1901; Bessie B., wife of Orpheus Earnhart who resides at Elkhart, Ind.; Mabel C., wife of Marion Hursey of S. Boardman, Mich.; Bertha M., wife of James Dazey who resides on the home farm; Harry B. who married Ilo B. Miller and who resides at Wolf Lake. Besides these he leaves a wife, eight grandchildren, one brother, one sister. He was a member of York Presbyterian Church. Funeral at the Sparta Christian Church Dec. 5. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. +12-?-1920
Fuller Frances Adella, daughter of John and Anna Sleek, was born in Noble County Nov. 1, 1867; died Sept. 14, 1924, aged 56 years, 10 months and 15 days. She married William Rottger, who now lives at Garrett, and they had one daughter, Mrs. Mary Nicodemus of Albion. Her second marriage was to Wilbur Fuller on Sept. 26, 1890. With the exception of ten years, her life was spent in Noble County. For the past four years she was unable to walk. She leaves her daughter and family; and one brother, William H. Sleek of Garrett; four grandchildren. + 9-?-1924
Fuller Geraldine K, 26, R. 1, Shipshewana, was found dead in her home Sunday. Death was due to hanging. She was born Aug. 22, 1950 in Kendallville and married Michael Allen Fuller in Oct. 1966. Surviving are the husband, a son Chris, and daughter, Bobbie Jean, at home; her father, Forrest E. Lawson, Montgomery, Mich.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Link, Auburn, and Mrs. Blanche Campbell, Kendallville; a brother, Robert Allen Lawson, R. 3, LaGrange; two stepbrothers, Danny Lee Lawson, Pioneer, Ohio, and Randy Earl Lawson, Camden, Mich.; and five stepsisters, Vicki Buyrd, Fort Wayne, Cathy Sue Beman, Anderson, Cindy Henderson, Jefferson, Ky., Lucy Keagan, Orland, and Julie Jean VanValkenburg, Wall Lake, Ind. Funeral March 1 in Church of the Nazarene, Shipshewana. Burial, Shore Cemetery. + No date
Fuller Harry B, 112 Princeton St., Elkhart, died Saturday.  He was born Aug. 31, 1893 in Noble County.  Ne married Ilo B. Miller Jan. 17, 1914 in Coldwater, Mich.  He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Thella Powell of Elkhart; two grandchldren; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Dazey of Albion, Mrs. Bessie Earnhart of Elkhart, and Mrs. Mabel Hursey of Ligonier.  He was a retired employee of Indiana & Michigan Electric Co, having worked for the comapny for 24 years.  Funeral this afternoon in the Wallen Funeral Home in Elkhart.  Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery.  Contributed by Judy Richter
Fuller Henry Franklin, 70, farmer five miles southwest of Albion, died Feb. 20 at his home following a stroke of apoplexy. He was born in York Twp and all his life has lived in Elkhart and Noble counties. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Eva Viola; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Cole of Noble County and Mrs. Gertrude Grimes of Wolf Lake; and one brother, Clark of Union City, Mich. Funeral Feb. 22 at Burr Oak. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1944
Fuller Ida, 82, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 11, 1905 in Garrett, the daughter of John and Abbigail (Keck) Larkin. She married Robert L. Fuller Dec. 20, 1924 in Columbia City, and he died April 14, 1971. Surviving are one son, Lynn of St. Joseph, Mo.; one brother, Mark of Kendallville; two grandsons, Rick Fuller of St. Joe and Rex Fuller of Butler; and five great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Johnson Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 3-8-1988 + 3-3-1988
Fuller Ilo B, 76, of 1129 Princeton Blvd., died Wednesday in Elkhart Genera;l Hospital.  She was born May 2, 1894 in Wolf Lake.  She married Harry B. Fuller Jan. 17, 1914 in Coldwater, Mich.  He died Feb. 3, 196 in Elkhart.  Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Max Yoder, Elkhart, and 3 grandchldren.  Servies Saturday in the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home.  Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery.  Contributed by Judy Richter
Fuller Lillian, 60, 428 N. Riley St., died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. She was born July 28, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio to Charles and Mary (Dollhie) Arnold. She was married to Larry Fuller. She moved to the area from Michigan three years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Dargo, W. Bloomfield, Mich.; two sons, Garry Reed, Rome City, and Virgil Allen, 428 N. Riley St.; one sister, Mrs. Marie Washborn, Litchfield, Mich.; two brothers, Clarence, Hollywood, Fla., and John, Farmington, Mich.; six grandchildren. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-?-1974
Fuller Mae, about 80, a native of Washington Twp who had lived most of her life in the Wolf Lake community, died May 11, 1959 in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Merle Heintzelman, R. 4, Albion. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Carl Heintzelman of York Twp and Mrs. Bessie Parkinson of Wolf Lake; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Ormas Baptist Church. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion Wednesday. Burial, Thorn cemetery. + 5-?-1959
Fuller Mary Alice, daughter of William and Sarah Enos, was born near Albion on March 15, 1868 and died at her home in Elkhart, March 6, 1924 at the age of 55 years, 11 months and 21 days. She grew to womanhood in Noble County where she married Daniel J. Fuller May 26, 1886. They had six children, two of whom died in infancy. Some years ago they moved to Elkhart. She was a member of the Castle Memorial United Brethren Church of Elkhart. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Fred and Albert; two daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Wiser, and Mrs. Aman, all of Elkhart; her mother, and a brother, Frank Enos of Albion; four grandchildren. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 3-?-1924
Fuller Matthew J, 24, died July 4, 2012 near Sturgis, Mich.  He was born Oct. 19, 1987 in Kendallville.  He worked in construction and served in the U.S. Army.  Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Carol (Rusmisel) and Dwight Bushee Jr. of Albion; his father and stepmother, Will and Tammy Fuller of Centerville, Mich.; his son, Gavin Fuller of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his daughter, Aleah Fuller of Three Rivers, Mich.; 2 sisters Melissa (Kevin) McQueen of Columbia City, and Marie (
Ryan) Masters of Auburn; a brother, Michael Rusmisel of Lexington, Ky.; grandparents, Dean and Arlene Rusmisel of Kendallville and Raymond and Opal Fuller of Wolcottville; and 6 stepsiblings.  Funeral Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home.  Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery.  ^ 7-6-2012
Fuller Pearl, 62, of Rome City, died today in his residence. Born in Fisty, Ky., Dec. 18, 1912, he was the son of Sam and Larcena Fuller. On Oct. 28, 1933 he married Edna Owens in Hazard, Ky. He was a member of Little Flossie Church in Lisbon. Surviving are his wife; five sons, Leander of Rome City, Willie and Raymond of Wolcottville, Otis of Burr Oak, Mich., and Sammy of Rome City; seven daughters, Mrs. Jasper (Dora) Mullins of Albion, Edith Coney of Ligonier, Mrs. Dale (Linda) Kaywood, Betty Bolen, and Mrs. Richard (Vedra) Kreider of Wolcottville, Mrs. Elmer (Janette) Lucas of Hazard, Ky., and Mrs. Christine Maxwell of Anaheim, Calif.; two brothers, Willie of Fisty, Ky., and Alvin of LaGrange; 35 grandchildren and 21 great-grand children. He was preceded in death by a son, a sister and a brother. Services at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville Tuesday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-1-1985
Fuller Ralph, 75, Ligonier, died Saturday at his home. He was born Dec. 6, 1900 in Washington Twp to Rufus and May (Richmond) Fuller. On Feb. 29, 1940 he married Ruth Kiester in Columbia City. She survives. He was a lifetime area resident, a retired factory worker, and member of Syracuse United Pentecostal Church. A sister, Luticia Braden, Bremen, also survives. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-20-1976
Fuller Richard L, 55, of Milford, formerly of Noble County, died at his home in Glendale, Ariz., of cancer of the face. He left Milford in 1904 and went to Arizona, where he was employed in railroad work for seven years. In 1911 he located in Glendale where he became owner of a livery business and also the Glendale-Phoenix Stage Line. He is survived by his wife, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston F. Fuller of Milford, deceased; one brother in Elkhart, and a brother and sister in Ligonier. Burial, Glendale Cemetery. + 5-?-1924
Fuller Robert Wilson, the oldest son of Finley Fuller and wife of York Twp, was fatally injured at Kimmell while working on the new M. E. Church at that place. He suffered a fractured skull in a fall caused by a broken plank on which he was standing. He was born Aug. 13, 1880 and died May 18, 1901, aged 20 years, 9 months and 5 days. He leaves a father, mother, one brother, three sisters. He graduated in the common schools of York Twp at the age of 13, followed by a course in the high school of Albion, graduating with the class of 1898. The obsequies were held at York Presbyterian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. +5-?-1901
Fuller Rufus, about 65, a Green Twp farmer, committed suicide last Sunday by drinking Lysol. He left his home Sunday evening stating he was going to the woods to look for some turkeys. When he did not return, a search was made and continued throughout the week until his body was found Friday about noon by Peter Regula of Ligonier. The body was found 40 feet from the shore of Lindsey Lake near his home. Funeral was Saturday. + 10-?-1926
Fuller Ruth, 68, (b. 2-22-1895 - d. 6-28-1963) Albion, died Friday at McCray Hospital. Formerly of Wolcottville where she was a telephone operator, she had lived in Albion for the past 15 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dale Weber, Albion, and Mrs. Maxine Gorman, Muncie; and two grandsons. Services Monday at Wolcottville Methodist Church. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 6-?-1963
Fuller Ruth A, 92, of Ligonier, died Sept. 22, 2005 in Goshen General Hospital. She had been a cook in local restaurants and was a member of Trinity Assembly of God. She was a strong Republican. She was born Aug. 22, 1913 in Merriam to David and Elmeda (Snell) Kiester. On Feb. 29, 1940 in Columbia City she married Ralph Fuller. Surviving are 2 nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband; 2 brothers, Silas and Herman; and 3 sisters, Irma, Orpha and Bonnie. Services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 9-24-2005
Fuller Samantha Ann, about 88, (b. 6-26-1858) widow of the late Finley Fuller, died Sept. 5, 1946 at the York Twp home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James Dazey. Also surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Bessie Earnhart of Elkhart, and Mrs. Mabel Hursey of Ligonier; one son, Harry of Elkhart; four brothers, Homer Waltman of Columbus, Ind., Wilson Waltman of Phillipsburg, Pa., Otis Waltman of Wolf Lake, and Clifton Waltman of Detroit; a sister, Effie of Cromwell; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1946
Fuller Verden J, 91, of R. 2, Sturgis, Mich., died today in LaGrange Hospital. He was born May 9, 1889 in Rome City, the son of Jacob and Viola (Reinoehl) Fuller. In Albion May 3, 1916 he married Hazel Mae Rodman. He was a retired employee of the Kirsch Co. in Sturgis. Survivors are his wife; three sons, Kenneth and Bernard of Sturgis, Bruce of Wolcottville; a sister, Mrs. Roscoe (Pauline) Longenecker of Nottawa, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Frurip-May Funeral Home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 7-?-1980
Fuller Wilbur was born near Albion, Oct. 3, 1868, and died on Dec. 12, 1941, being 73 years, 2 months and 9 days of age. In 1892 he was married to Adella Sleek, who died Sept. 12, 1924. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ed Nicodemus; and a brother-in-law, William Sleek of Garrett, Ind. For many years he and his wife were cooks on boats on the Great Lakes, and they were also engaged thru the years at farming. Funeral at Bonham’s Funeral Home on Dec. 14. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1941
Fuller Woodward "Woodie", 78, died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born October 17, 1908 in Albion to Harry and Mae Fuller. He married Minnie M. Rahmer November 1, 1930 in Garrett. He retired in 1972 after 50 years at the Superior Dairy. He then became employed by the Garrett State Bank and retired from there in 1980. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Dr. Daniel, Angola, Steven, Leo; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Fleming, Lee, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Veva Mahs, Garrett, and Mrs. Maxine Pettyjohn, Big Turkey Lake; and 10 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in United Presbyterian Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 10-14-1982
Fulmer Florence Kaiser, 87, former resident of Ligonier and Cromwell, died Saturday in Midwest City Memorial Hospital, Midwest City, Okla. Born Jan. 5, 1889, she was the daughter of Jacob and Pauline (Kuykendall) Hixon. She had lived in Oklahoma 4 ½ years. She was a retired school teacher and had taught at Helthwin Hospital High School, South Bend. She was a member of Ligonier Eastern Star, AAUM and former member of Ligonier BPW. Survivors include one son, John Kaiser, Midwest City, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Perry W. Kaiser and Floyd M. Fulmer, and one daughter, Mrs. Cemira Alber. Services Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. +10-30-1976
Fulton Albert A, son of Charles and Nora Fulton, was born in Albion Aug. 2, 1897; died at the home of his grandmother in Albion at midnight, July 11, 1924, age 26 years, 11 months and 9 days. When the World War broke out, Albert was one of the first to enlist, was overseas and in some of the fiercest battles and received a severe wound. He received an honorable discharge. After the war was over he resumed his former occupation, that of a railroad fireman. He was reared in Albion and made his home with his grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Mullin. He was afflicted with typhoid fever. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Nora Sheffler of Kalamazoo, Mich.; father, Charles E. Fulton of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Prouty of near Albion, Mrs. Ruth Winebrenner of Albion, Mrs. Florence Aker of Fort Wayne; grandmother of Albion. Funeral at U. B. Church Monday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 7-?-1924
Fultz Ida May, 78, R. 1, LaGrange, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born April 10, 1907 in Carter County, Ky. and married Odes T. Fultz Feb. 7, 1925 in Morehead, Ky. He died Nov. 4, 1972. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ed (Hildreth) Sweeney, Mrs. Charles (Clara) Caldwell, Mrs. Richard (Scharlotte) Johnson and Mrs. Conrad (Gathel) While, all of LaGrange, Mrs. Charles (Fay) Lands, Morehead, and Mrs. William (Bertha) Carmichael of Avilla; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 8-1-1985
Fultz Odes T, 66, was born Dec. 25, 1905 in Morehead, Ky. He married Ida May Stevens Feb. 7, 1925. He died Saturday in the LaGrange County Hospital. Survivors include the widow; six daughters, Mrs. Hildreth Sweeney, Mrs. Charles Caldwell, Mrs. Richard Johnson and Miss Caythel, all of R. 1, LaGrange, Mrs. Charles Lands, R. 3, Morehead, Ky., and Mrs. Clete Carmichael, R. 2, Avilla; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Blevins, Morehead, Mrs. Sarah Phillip, Pedro, O., and Mrs. Roscoe Lemaster, Chillicothe, O.; two brothers, Russell and Elmer, Morehead; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services Nov. 8 in the Valentine United Baptist Church. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 11-9-1972 + 11-?-1972
Funderburgh Fred L - Word has been received here of the death of Fred L. Funderburgh, 82, brother-in-law of Mrs. William Carteaux. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, he made his home in Marion for many years. He died Tuesday in the Veterans Hospital there. His wife, Gertrude, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lois Hodge, Marion, and a grandson. Funeral in the Diggs Funeral Home in Marion and burial will be made in Youngstown. ~ 7-21-1966
Funderburgh Gertrude died March 3 at her home in Marion. She is survived by her husband, Fred; one daughter, Lois; a grandson; a brother, Herman Schmenk, Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Carteaux, Avilla, and Mrs. Anna Honer of South Bend. Funeral March 5, and burial was made in the local Catholic cemetery. ~ 3-5-1959
Funk Irvin C, 82, of R. 2, Twin Lakes, died Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. He was born May 3, 1902 in LaGrange County, the son of George I. and Sarah (Nelson) Funk. On June 21, 1927 in Kendallville, he married Helen Baumle, who died in 1976. A machinist for International Harvester, Fort Wayne, for 36 years, he retired in 1962. He was a member of the St. Mary’s of Angels Church, Big Long Lake. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Sharon) Wisley, Wolcottville; three sons, Jack L., Wolcottville, Lynn D., New Haven, and Larry T., Woodburn; a brother, Woodrow of Sturgis, Mich.; a half-sister, Mrs. Alden (Adah) Hack of South Bend; and six grandchildren. Services Friday at Shoup-Carney-Frost Funeral Home, Howe. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-1-1985
Funk Lynette K, 39, of Wawaka, died Nov. 26, 2011. She was born on Jan. 2, 1972, in Goshen to Terry and Donna Funk. She graduated from West Noble High School in 1990 and had recently worked at Union Products in Cromwell. She is survived by two sons, Kristopher Funk and Kyran Franks of Ligonier; her parents, Terry Funk of Wawaka and Donna Funk of Ligonier; two sisters, Lisa (Steven) Hartsough of Albion, Kandi (Richard) Click of Cromwel.  Memorial gatherine Nov. 29 at Yeager Funeral Home. A private cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation and Remembrance Center in Ligonier. ^ 11-28-2011
Funk Milford, 88, R. 1, LaOtto, died Aug. 1 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Feb. 27, 1890 in Ohio and married Luella Ice. Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Mrs. R. Midwell, Indianapolis; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert Taylor, Logan, Ohio; four grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren. Services Aug. 4 in Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 8-10-1978 + 8-?-1978
Fuqua Edith D, 63, Huntertown, was dead on arrival at Lutheran Hospital after suffering a heart attack earlier at her home. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Sam Miller, Churubusco, and Mrs. Edward Dunfee, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; two brothers, Leslie Houser and Chauncey Houser, both of Kendallville, and a half-sister, Mrs. Dan Pepple of LaOtto. Services in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 8-9-1962
Furkis Anna L, 86, of Ligonier, died Oct. 24, 2010 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier. She graduated from Indiana University and retired from the West Noble School Corporation after 38 years of service as a teacher and a principal. She was born Sept. 23, 1924 in LaPorte to William and Elizabeth (Foster) Furkis. Surviving is a sister, Dorothy Foster of Ligonier. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert Replogle and Peter Furkis. Funeral Oct. 28 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-26-2010
Furkis Arlene M, 52, of Ligonier, was dead on arrival May 4, 1987 at McCray Hospital. She was born in Fort Wayne May 10, 1934, the daughter of Kenneth and Mary (Corbin) Klingaman. On Feb. 16, 1958 in Ligonier she married Jim Furkis. She had lived in Ligonier since 1974, moving from Wiesbaden, West Germany. She was owner and operator of This Ole House Flower Shop in Ligonier and was a local artist, teaching many students on an individual basis. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Mark and William of Ligonier; a brother, Lynn of Columbia City; and two grandchildren. Services Friday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-4-1987
Furkis Elizabeth, 68, 407 McLean St., died Monday at her home. She was born Aug. 8, 1903 in Brownstown to Thomas and Bertha (Marhanka) Owens. She was married Nov. 15, 1923 in LaPorte to William Furkis. A Ligonier resident 40 years, she was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; her mother in Michigan City; two daughters, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Foster, and Miss Louise, both Ligonier; two sons, James, Rantoul, Ill., and Robert Replogle, Kimmell; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Goodson and Mrs. Thelma Swift, LaPorte; a brother, Omer, Rolling Prairie; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Wednesday at Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. +5-?-1972
Furkis William, 75, 407 McLean St., died Monday in Goshen General Hospital of a stroke. He was born in Greece Jan. 1, 1898 and was married in LaPorte Nov. 15, 1923 to Minnie Owens, who died last year. They moved to Ligonier in 1932 from LaPorte. He was a retired Ligonier businessman and a member of Greek Orthodox Church and Ligonier Eagles Lodge. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Foster and Miss Louise, both Ligonier; a son, James with the US Air Force in Germany, and a stepson, Robert Replogle, Kimmell; a brother, Antonio in Greece; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1973
Furlow John Russell, 83, of rural Wolcottville, died Thursday in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. Born in Wesson, Miss., Aug. 11, 1904, he was the son of John and Maggie (Russell) Furlow. On April 26, 1930 in Valparaiso, he married Wilma Ruth Wisler. He moved to this area 50 years ago from Mississippi and was a used car salesman at the corner of U. S. 6 and Ind. 9, south of Rome City. He was a member of the Strong Hope Baptist Church, Wesson, and Rome City Masonic Lodge 451. Surviving are his wife; a son John Russell Jr., Fort Wayne; a sister, Inez Shadwick, Lake Charles, La.; three brothers, Mack and Harold, Hazelhurst, Miss., and Clyde, Wesson; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Monday at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-25-1988
Furthmiller Jacqueline, 47, of Huntertown, died Feb. 8 in General Hospital at Muskogee, Okla. Survivors include daughters, Diana Armstrong of Muskogee, Gayle and Kelly Furthmiller and Bonnie Falls, Huntertown, Sidette Chin, Fort Wayne; three sons, Albert Kaufmann Jr. of Fort Wayne, Byron Simmons Jr. of Granger and Kevin Furthmiller of Huntertown. Services Feb. 12 in E. Harper & Sons Funeral Home at New Haven. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 2-19-1981
Fye Patsy, 75, of Porterville, Miss., died July 14, 2006 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Miss. She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in Port Orange. She was born Dec. 17, 1930 in Kendallville to Clem and Savilla Hart. She graduated in 1948 from Kendallville High School. Surviving are her husband, John; 6 daughters, Glenda Reynolds of Jacksonville, Fla., Gaye and Rusty Fox of Hollister, Fla., Karen and Mike Haller of Palm Coast, Wanda and Bill Cramer of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Terri and Don Pratt of Port Orange and Tina and Todd Garner of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a sister, Clemathene Hornett of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services and burial in Port Orange. ^ 8-4-2006
Fyke Harry Milton, 53, died at his home in Kendallville Saturday from anemia and a lung infection. Surviving are the stepmother, Mrs. Franklin Fyke, and a brother, Homer. Funeral Wednesday at the home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 1-?-1936

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