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Garber Estella M, 20, died of influenza and heart disease Monday in Ligonier. She is survived by her husband, Delbert; and 11-month old daughter, Sandra Lee; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shinkle; two brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral was Wednesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1946
Garber Morris J, 66, of R. 3, Ligonier, died Monday at his residence. He was born Sept. 28, 1920 in North Webster to Asher and Minnie (Madden) Garber. On July 26, 192 in Ligonier he married Jean Smith. A lifetime area resident, he formerly owned and operated Garber’s Backhoe Service in Ligonier. A WW II Army veteran, he was a member of Ligonier American Legion and VFW Posts, Eagles and Masonic Lodges, Ligonier OES, Fort Wayne Valley of Scottish Rite and a charter member of Stone’s Trace Historical Society. Surviving are his wife; his mother, Minnie Miller in Ligonier; a daughter, Mrs. James (Connie) Currier of Goshen; two sons, Gary of Ligonier, and Wayne of Syracuse; a brother, Delbert of Ligonier; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-1-1987
Garber Truie, 47, died Tuesday at her home in Cromwell. The Garbers had resided here only about two weeks, coming here from the North Webster community. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Veloris, a patient at the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, and Ray at home; and a daughter, Deloris of Fort Wayne. Death followed a stroke of apoplexy suffered 6 hours earlier. Funeral this afternoon at Mock Christian Church. Burial, Mock Cemetery. + 4-?-1945
Garber Vigo W, 81, Pleasantview Nursing Home, Wabash, died April 18. He was born March 13, 1898 in Noble County. He lived in Galveston, Texas most of his life. He moved to the Wabash area in 1954. He was married April 11, 1948 to Martha French. He was a retired x-ray technician and a member of the Barbee Community Church at Barbee Lake. Surviving are the wife at Pleasantview Nursing Home; one sister, Mrs. Louis (Mabel) Gee, North Webster; and three nieces. Funeral Friday in Harris Funeral Home. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 4-?-1979
Gard Bessie, 90, of Largo, Fla., a former Lake Wawasee resident, died of complications last Thursday in Florida. A native of Noble County, she was born July 17, 1878 to Simon and Evelyn (Green) Pollock. Her husband, the late Melvin Gard, died in 1955. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Cromwell. Surviving are a son and a daughter, Merritt, Kendallville; Mrs. Marcile Reyckert, Largo, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 11-?-1969
Gard Beverly Jean, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gard of Wawaka, died Feb. 16. She is survived by the parents; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Gard of Wawaka; and 3 brothers, Larry, Earl and William. Funeral Tuesday from the home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 2-20-1941
Gard Cary A, lifelong resident of the Wawaka community, died June 19. Surviving are the widow; one son, Harold of near Ligonier; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Dietrich and Mrs. Mildred DeSauw of Glendora, Cal.; five brothers, Will of Toledo, Alva and Walter of Fort Wayne, John of Ligonier, and Melvin of Rome City; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Butler of Auburn. + 6-?-1938
Gard Cedric H, 59, 119 S. State St., died Saturday at his home. Born April 27, 1913 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Alva and Katherine (Hasel) Gard. He married Mary Shymanski in Albion in 1938. A foreman in the core room at Newnam Foundry, he moved to Kendallville from Fort Wayne in 1929. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason of the Kendallville Blue Lodge. Surviving are the wife; the mother; one son, Richard, R. 3, Kendallville; two grandchildren, Richard and Robert; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Kendallville. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Gard Charles S, 59, Ligonier, died May 26 at Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier, due to a stroke. He was born Oct. 7, 1915 in Noble County to John Nimon and Florence Alma (Stewart) Gard. A lifetime resident of Ligonier, he married Doris Beckner July 24, 1937 in Albion. A retired railroad man, he was employed at the C & D Diner in Ligonier. He was a member of Ligonier Chamber of Commerce. Surviving are his wife; a son, Leonard, Ligonier; and a daughter, Mrs. Maynard (Marilyn) Martin, Kimmell; nine grandchildren; a brother, Neil, Bristol; and two sisters, Mrs. Forrest (Ruby) Clawson Jr., Las Vegas, and Mrs. Mary Lehman, Ligonier. Funeral May 28 in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-26-1975
Gard Clinton, 80, lifelong resident of Wawaka, was found dead in his bed there Saturday, death resulting from a heart attack. Five sons and one daughter survive, Cary and Howard, Wawaka, William of Toledo, O., Alva of Fort Wayne, and John of Ligonier, Mrs. Arthur Butler of Kimmell. Funeral Tuesday from Wawaka M. E. Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 9-?-1934 ^ 9-10-1934
Gard Delbert D, 63, of Epworth Forest, near North Webster, died Thursday from an apparent heart attack while working at the Alan Miller farm. He was born April 13, 1915 in Elkhart Twp. He married Mildred Franks June 15, 1935 in Wawaka. He had resided at Epworth Forest two years, moving from the Cromwell area. He was a farmer and a member of the United Methodist Church in Cromwell and Gideon International. Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Fay) Iden of North Webster; a son, James D. of St. Johns, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Hosford of Wawaka; a brother, Robert of Elkhart Twp; and five grandchildren. Funeral Monday in United Methodist Church in Cromwell. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-5-1979
Gard Doris M died June 21, 2012, at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born October 28, 1921, in Ligonier to John and Ruth Beckner. She married Charles Gard on July 24, 1937, in Ligonier. Surviving are Marilyn Martin of Kimmel; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren; a sister, Demaris Musser of Cosperville; and a brother, Ricky (Shalita) Beckner of Ligonier. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Leonard Gard; a grandson, Monty Gard; a sister; and 3 brothers.  She worked at Essex Wire, Superior Sample and Plax Inc. in Ligonier, gaining over 50 years of experience in manufacturing. She was also part owner of the C & D Diner in Ligonier. Funeral June 25 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 6-23-2012
Gard Gladys died from a heart attack. She was a resident of Wawaka and a member of the 101 Club. Surviving are the husband, Clinton; a son, Clarence Rigsby of Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Mae Golder, Chicago Heights; four stepsons, Alva Gard, Fort Wayne, Will, Harry and Howard Gard, Wawaka. + 1932
Gard Harold "Pete", 77, of R. 3, Ligonier, died Monday at his residence from an apparent coronary. He was born July 13, 1902 in LaGrange County, the son of Cary and Rosa (Fought) Gard. He married Mildred Butts on April 19, 1924 in Kimmell. He was a lifetime resident of the Ligonier area and a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Jean Renner of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Betty Jo Carney of LaGrange; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Detrick and Miss Mildred Gard, of LaGrange; and four grandchildren. A son, Dale, preceded him in death in 1954. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-?-1980
Gard Howard, about 70, suffered a heart attack April 8, 1957, while shoveling snow from the walks about his home in Wawaka and died shortly after going into his home. He was born July 4, 1886 in Elkhart County and had been a resident of the Wawaka community most of his life. Surviving are the widow, Jeanette, to whom he was married on Sept. 8, 1907; two sons, Robert of Elkhart, and Delbert of west of Cromwell; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hosford of Wawaka; and two brothers, Melvin of LaGrange, and Walter of Roanoke. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Wawaka Methodist Church. Funeral Wednesday in Wawaka Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1957
Gard John, 86, pioneer hotel keeper of Brimfield, died at the Methodist Episcopal Old People’s Home at Warren Wednesday of last week. The body was taken to the home of a son, Melvin, at Cromwell. He was married twice, both wives preceding him in death. He is survived by three sons and a daughter. He operated a hotel at Brimfield some 40 years ago. Funeral Saturday at Brimfield. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-?-1936
Gard Justin E, son of Delmer and Jammie (Gangwer) Gard of Goshen, was stillborn today in Goshen Hospital. Surviving are his parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gard of Ligonier, Mr. and Mrs. James Gangwer of Topeka; great-grandmothers, Doris Gard of Ligonier, and Eunice Jackson of Topeka. Private graveside services Wednesday in Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-25-1989
Gard Leonard C, 64, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at home. He had been employed with Ligonier Telephone Co. for 39 years, retiring in 1997. He was born November 26, 1937 in Ligonier to Charles S. and Doris M. (Beckner) Gard. On June 20, 1958 in North Webster he married Betty Jean Denton and she died February 14, 1998. A grandson, Justin Gard, is also deceased. Surviving are four sons and their wives or companions, Monty Gard, Delmer and Jamie Gard and Trevor Gard and Vonda Thornsberry, all of Ligonier, and Chad and Wendy Gard of Greensville, NC; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Debrah Kay Dills of Ligonier and Rebecca and John Stump of Cromwell; a sister, Marilyn Martin of Kimmell; 6 grandchildren; and his mother, of Ligonier. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. ^ 1-16-2002
Gard Mary A, 77, of The Lamplighter, died Saturday at Sacred Heart Home. Born July 4, 1905 in East Chicago, she was the daughter of Frank B. and Hattie McCarty. She married Cedric H. Gard Oct. 20, 1938. He died in 1973. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, White Shrine and Noble County Chapter OES. Surviving are a son, Richard of R. 2, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Max (Mary) Adair of Brimfield; two brothers, Glenn Bollinger of Kendallville, and Francis McCarty of rural LaGrange; and two grandchildren. Services at Hite Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 10-16-1982
Gard Melvin, 78, veteran well driller, died Friday at his home on Wawasee Lake from carcinoma. He was born in Albion April 4, 1877, the son of John and Mary (Flock) Gard. On March 23, 1901, he married Bessie Pollock of near Cromwell, where he lived before going to Lake Wawasee about 12 years ago. He was a member of the Indian Village Evangelical United Brethren Church. Survivors include his widow; two sons, Merritt of Kendallville, and Dwight of North Webster; one daughter, Mrs. Marcile Hesch of Largo, Fla.; a brother, Elmer of Columbia, N. J.; a sister, Mrs. P. V. Fishel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Indian Village EUB Church. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 6-?-1955
Gard Merritt A, 83, of Kendallville, died Tuesday after he drove into the path of another car west of Waterloo at the exit ramp to U. S. 6 from I-69. Born in Cromwell Dec. 19, 1901, he was the son of Melvin and Bessie (Pollock) Gard. His first wife, the former Lotus Phares, preceded him in death May 1969. On Oct. 21, 1969, he married Elva (Smart) DePew. A 54-year Kendallville resident, he was a well driller. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Elizabeth) Hodge of LaGrange, and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Eminger of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert (Doris) Magnuson, Albion; three stepsons, Harold DePew of Rome City, Robert DePew of Wawaka, and Roger DePew of Albion; a sister, Marcile Reyckert of Largo, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. A brother preceded him in death. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1985
Gard Mildred H, 97, of North Webster died unexpectedly December 6, 2010, in Bradenton, Fla. She was a member of the Cromwell United Methodist Church. She was born December 29, 1912, in Wawaka to Frank and Veda Fay Franks. She married Delbert D. Gard in Wawaka on June 15, 1935. He died in April 1979. Surviving are a daughter, Fay and Arthur Iden of North Webster, Ind.; five grandchildren, Jeff Iden, Kathy and Larry Wilder, Brenda Parr, Susan Mangold, and Steve Gard; six great-grandchildren, Josh and Rachel Iden, Krystal Wilder, Kari Wilder, Samantha, Stephanie and Sydney Mangold; and three siblings, Tom Franks of Wawaka, Mary and Howard Berkes of New Bremen, Ohio, and Ann and Don Connors of South Bend. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmie Gard; and 3 sisters, Thora (Elwood) Cotner, Coy Keefer and Jane Clark. Funeral Dec. 13 at Yeager funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 12-11-2010
Gard Monty J, 42, of Kimmell, died March 11, 2005. He was a 1981 graduate of West Noble High School. He was born Nov. 16, 1962 in Kimmell to Leonard and Betty (Denton) Gard. Surviving are a grandmother, Doris Gard of Ligonier; a daughter, Tiffany Marsh of Albion; 3 brothers and a sister-in-law, Delmer of Ligonier, Trevor of Cromwell and Chad and Wendy of Jackson, Wis.; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Deborah Dills of Ligonier and Rebecca and John Stump of Kimmell. Services March 15 at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. (His all-terrain vehicle was struck by a CSX freight train when he was riding along the tracks on railroad property.) ^ 3-17-2005
Gard Neil C, 59, of Goshen, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital. Born Jan. 18, 1923 in Noble County, he was the son of John and Florence (Stewart) Gard. He had previously lived in Ligonier and Bristol before moving to Goshen three years ago. A retired factory foreman and veteran of WW II, he was a member of Millersburg American Legion, past commander of VFW Post 985 in Goshen and DAV Goshen Chapter 15. Surviving are three sons, Paul of Lake Zurich, Ill., Gary of Goshen, and John of Elkhart; a sister, Mrs. Forrest (Ruby) Clawson of Las Vegas, Nev.; and four grandchildren. Services Friday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-31-1982
Gard Thomas Leroy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gard of Wawaka, died Wednesday at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gard, where he was born Dec. 26. Funeral was at this home this afternoon. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-4-1934
Gardner Cyrus A, 65, physician of Kendallville, died at his home there Monday from a heart attack. He was born in DeKalb County and moved to Kendallville when a young man, where he had practiced medicine for more than forty years. He is survived by the widow; three brothers, H. E., Kendallville, Rev. Clarence, Indianapolis, I. H., Cordell, Okla.; one half-brother, John Gardner, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and one half-sister, Mrs. Sarah Steel, North Liberty. Funeral at the home Wednesday. The body will be taken to Springfield, O. for interment. + 8-?-1935
Gardner Gladys Kathryne, 90,died July 27, 2001 in Adams County Hospital. She managed the Chicago Motor Club office in Kendallville for 13 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville. She was born Sept. 23, 1910 in Pandora, Ohio to Carl and Iva (Alexander) Gerber. She married Leonard Harold Gardner in Fort Wayne on June 25, 1938. He died Jan. 23, 1980. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Norma Kay, on June 3, 1989; and 2 brothers, Kenneth and Eugene Gerber. Surviving are a daughter, Joan Gardner of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Ladonna C. Walker of Helton, Ky.,; and a granddaughter, Amy Roche. Memorial service later at Swiss Village Retirement Community, Berne. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-1-2001
Gardner Ilah Wright, 62, of 10520 Covington Road, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. A native of Etna, she lived in Fort Wayne 40 years. She was president of Char King Restaurant Corp. for the last 15 years. She was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church and OES Chapter 432. Surviving are her husband, Francis W.; one daughter, Mrs. Nola Marquardt, Bloomington; one son, Gary P. of Fort Wayne; five sisters, Mrs. Irene Martin, Columbia City, Mrs. Evaline Foster, Kimmell, Mrs. Nada Brown, Cromwell, Mrs. Dalma Yoder, Syracuse, Mrs. Melva Wolfe, Marshall, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. + 9-?-1971
Gardner Kenneth E, 64, Kendallville, died Sept. 18, 1969 at McCray Hospital after a heart attack at his home. Born in Helmer, Sept. 12, 1905, the son of Harvey and Vesta (Bower) Gardner, he moved to Kendallville in 1922. On Sept. 12, 1929 he was married in Kendallville to Marjorie A. Emerson. He has been active here in business circles for many years and currently is president of Publix Buick, Inc., Publix Oil Corp., Publix Shopping Center, Inc. and the Kendallville Bank & Trust Co. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. William (Sallie) Soboslay, 610 N. Oak St., and Mrs. Rolland (Carole) Kruger of R. 3; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. L. B. (Thelma) Keenan, LaGrange; and a brother, Dr. L. B., DDS, Fort Wayne. A sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, F&AM Lodge No. 276, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne, Kendallville Lions, Elks and Moose. Funeral Sept. 21 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1969
Gardner Leonard H, 70, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in San Francisco General Hospital. Born in Croswell, Mich., May 16, 1909, he was the son of Harold and Essie (Thorley) Gardner. On June 25, 1938 in Fort Wayne, he married Gladys Gerber. He moved to Kendallville in 1945 from St. Claire Shore, Mich. He was a self-employed home builder and a member of Faith United Methodist Church and Kendallville Garden Club. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Miss Norma Gardner and Mrs. David (Joan) Roche, San Francisco; a granddaughter, Amy Roche; and two sisters, Mrs. Viva Keller and Mrs. William (Alice) Ake, both of Southfield, Mich. Funeral Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1980
Gardner Marjorie A, 73, of 625 N. Riley St., died today at McCray Hospital. Born in Salem Center Oct. 9, 1908, she was the daughter of Abijah and Anna (Spears) Emerson. On Sept. 12, 1929 in Kendallville she married Kenneth E. Gardner who died Sept. 18, 1969. She moved from Salem Center to Kendallville 58 years ago and was president of Publix Oil Corporation. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, OES NO. 122 and Sigma Beta Sorority. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Sallie) Soboslay, 610 N. Oak St., and Mrs. Rolland (Carole) Kruger of R. 3, Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Sam (Mabel) Greeno of Englewood, Fla., and Mrs. Harry (Gladys) Franke of Fort Wayne; a brother, Ned of Englewood; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-21-1982
Gardner Mary A (Cummings) died at her home in Ligonier on Feb. 28, 1889, aged 51 years and 3 days. She was born in Salisbury, Conn., in Feb. 1838, and was married in Jan. 1862. With her husband she came west in 1879 and located in Ligonier, where they have since resided. They had four children, all girls, and all of whom are yet living. Funeral took place from her late residence March 4 and was attended by the Grand Army Post of Ligonier (of which her husband is a member) in a body. + 2-28-1889
Gardner Norma Kay "Maggie", 48, of Kendallville, died Saturday at home. She was born Nov. 8, 1940 in Highland Park, Mich., the daughter of Leonard H. and Gladys K. (Gerber) Gardner. She owned and operated a professional secretarial service in San Francisco, Calif. and Kendallville. She was a 1958 Kendallville High School graduate and earned B. A. and M.A. degrees from Indiana University and attended Mozarteum School of Music in Salzburg, Austria. She was a licensed medical technician. Surviving are her mother in Kendallville; a sister, Joan Roche of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and a niece, Amy Roche of Bloomington. Memorial services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. + 6-3-1989
Gardner Vesta of Kendallville died at her home Monday. She is survived by her husband, H. E.; two sons, Kenneth of Kendallville, and Lowell of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mildred of Fort Wayne, and Thelma of LaGrange. Funeral at the residence May 28. + 5-?-1941
Garen Hazel B, 89, died May 8, 1988 in Lutheran Home, Kendallville. She had lived in rural Albion since 1965. She was born in Garrett to William and Laura Haag McClure, and on Feb. 3, 1920 in Kalamazoo, Mich., she married Dana Garen. He died in Sept. 1973. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur and Ray McClure. Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn Kennedy, Garrett, and L. Marian Franklin, Willard, Ohio; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Garrett, the OES Garrett Chapter, the American Legion Auxiliary and the United Transportation Union Auxiliary. Services Tuesday at McKee-Miles Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery, Auburn. + 5-8-1988
Garen John R, 73, (b. 11-18-1870 - d. 2-3-1944) residing on his son’s farm three miles south of Albion, was found dead in his bed Thursday. Death was due to coronary thrombosis. He was a native of Garrett, where he resided until 10 years ago when he moved to his son’s farm. He is survived by three sons and two daughters. Services at Bonham’s Feb. 5. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1944
Garey Halley E, 85, died March 17 in Springfield, Mo. She was born May 20, 1910 in Cadillac, MI, to Simon W. and Esther J. (Cooley) Root. Formerly of Avilla, she had lived in Heartville, Mo. since 1994. Surviving are 2 daughters, Pat Hawkins of Bloomfield, and Lois Thompson of Mountain Grove, MO; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, William and Robert. Funeral March 21 in Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 3-28-1996
Garges Robert V, 55, died Wednesday in his home after a brief illness. He was a sales representative for Collier-McMillan Corp for 15 years and in 1982 became regional sales manager for the Grolier Corp. He was born in 1929 in South Bend and lived in the South Bend area all of his life. Surviving are four daughters, a son, two grandchildren, six sisters and a brother. He was engaged to be married to Johanna Larson of South Bend. He was a WW II Navy Veteran and attended Indiana University at Bloomington. Funeral in Westminster Presbyterian Church of which he was a member. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-14-1985
Garl Eva Arvilla, daughter of Abraham and Susan Bollinger, was born near Millersburg, Ind. Dec. 9, 1869. There were 12 children in the family, all of whom with the parents have preceded her in death except one sister, Mrs. Nancy Stiver who lives in Ligonier. In 1890 she was married to Delos C. Rogers, and they had one son, Myron L., living at LaPorte, Ind. In 1896 she married Calvin E. Garl, and they had two daughters, Mrs. Leslie Huff of near Albion, and Mrs. Alfred Collins of Pontiac, Mich. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren. She died on Feb. 9, 1941, being 71 years and 2 months of age. She was a member of the Reformed Church at Millersburg, where service was held Feb. 11. Burial, Brown Cemetery. + 2-?-1941
Garl Ramona Mae, 61, a former Ligonier resident, died Jan. 28 in the Beacon Rest Home in Fort Myers, Fla. She and her husband owned and operated Garl’s Drug Store in Ligonier for many years. She was a member of Ligonier OES No. 325, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, and the Ladies of the ARABA Temple, Fort Myers Beach. Funeral Jan. 30 at Englehart Funeral Home in Fort Myers. Burial, Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Myers. + 2-?-1968
Garman Albert E, brother of Homer Garman, a retired farmer and construction worker who resided in Newville the past ten years, died Thursday in the Veterans Hospital in Marion. He had been hospitalized two weeks and in failing health for over 12 years. Surviving in addition to the brother who resides in Avilla, are the wife, Janie; six sons, five daughters; 40 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; another brother, W. O. Garman, Fort Wayne; two sisters; five stepsons and three stepdaughters. Funeral Sunday at Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home in Spencerville. Burial, Dutch Ridge Cemetery in Allen County. ~ 8-18-1966
Garman Donald A, 75, of LaOtto, died October 22, 2004 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born November 13, 1928 in New Haven. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn A. (Gildehaus) Garman; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon A. and Edgar Long and Denise A. and Jack Mossburg of LaOtto, Kim A. and James Dietsch of Pierceton; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel A. and Lisa and David A. and Sarah Garman of New Haven; a brother, Ronald E. of Ariz.; a sister, Marcell Schane of Churubusco; 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He had retired from the U.S. Army after serving in WW II, the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. He had retired from the health care field and had worked for Anthony Wayne Vending. He was a member of American Legion Post 240 and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla. Services at Huntertown United Methodist Church. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens with military rites by American Legion Post 240. ~ 11-4-2004
Garman Harvey, 58, a native of Allen County, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital. He was a member of Elmhurst Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are the wife, Lily May; four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Shuler, Mrs. Victor Motz, Mrs. Lawrence Wagner, Jr., and Mrs. William Schane of Fort Wayne; three sons, Loyal R., Donald A. and Ronald E. of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Sevits and Mrs. Carl Pulver of Leo; three brothers, W. O., Fort Wayne, Albert E., Newville, and Homer A., Avilla; thirteen grandchildren. Services Saturday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Leo Cemetery. ~ 5-9-1957
Garman Hazel A, 77, a resident of rural Albion at Williams Lake, was pronounced dead on arrival Jan. 13 at Whitley County Hospital. She was born May 25, 1919 in Eel River Twp, Allen County, a daughter of Guy and Della Solvine Kniss, and graduated from Huntertown High School. She married Donald W. Garman in Allen County on July 20, 1940, and lived in Huntertown for 30 years before moving to Williams Lake in 1974. She was a member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; a son, Donald W (Bill) Jr. of Huntertown; a daughter, Rosemary Rhodes of Avilla; a sister, Mary Trahin of New Haven; 3 grandchildren, Sandra Appenzeller, Dan Garman and Bryan Rhodes; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Velma Lockhart and Esther Pohr; and by a brother, George. Funeral Thursday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 1-23-1997
Garman Homer A, 71, a resident of Avilla since 1934, died Thursday after suffering a fatal heart attack at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1900 in Auburn, the son of George and Rose (Hensinger) Garman. He was married to Hazel Gerig in 1924 in Auburn. They moved to Avilla from Cedarville in 1934. He had been employed by the B&O Railroad in Garrett where he worked in the motor power department at the round house until his retirement in 1962. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church and Avilla Lodge F&AM 460 where he had served as master. Surviving are the wife; one son, Kent of Avilla: seven daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Martha) Price of Huntertown, Mrs. Paul (Ann) Hosted of Brimfield, Mrs. Ronald (Dorothy) Patton of Midland, Mich., Mrs. Roger (Becky) Stahly of Ligonier, and Mrs. Sally Henry, Mrs. R. D. (Jane) Hampshire and Mrs. Lance (Chris) Harman, all of Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. Ophia Sevits of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Beulah Pulver of Skinner Lake; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in the Berhalter-Preston Mortuary in Avilla. Burial, Leo Cemetery. ~ 11-25-1971 + 11-?-1971
Garman Jean, 69, of Avilla, died July 17, 2008 at North Ridge Village Nursing and Rehab Center in Albion. She was a kindergarten aide at Avilla School for 16 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. She was born Dec. 26, 1938 in Fort Wayne to Lee and Beatrice (Johnson) Isenbarger. She married H. Kent Garman on April 26, 1958. Surviving are her husband; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Larry Ritchie of Kendallville, Cathy and Mike Holliday of Wolcottville, Lori and Greg Caldwell and Emily and Sean Mock of Avilla; a son, Joshua of Avilla; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Isenbarger of Lakeland, Fla. She was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 7-18-2008
Garman Lloyd B, 62, died Monday in Cameron Hospital in Angola. He was a native of Fort Wayne and lived at R. 2, Hamilton. Born January 16, 1921, he and Kathryn Jean Hursh were married in 1953. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Tom, Markle, Dan, Hamilton, and Ron and Larry, Butler; one daughter, Joyce Hawkins, Auburn; five brothers, John, Ashley, Louis, Corunna, Ralph, Huntertown, Robert, Fort Wayne, and Frank, Harlan; five sisters, Phyllis Fowler, Polk, OH. Maxine Taylor, Coldwater MI, Mary Timma and Ruth Scholff, Fort Wayne, and Janet Grear, Waterloo; and 12 grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Columbia Church of Christ, Columbia, Ohio, and a WW II Army veteran. Services September 1 in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Leo Cemetery. ~ 9-8-1983
Garman Lois L, 64, of Wolcottville, died  December 1, 2011, at DeKalb Health in Auburn. She was born in Kendallville on June 28, 1947, to Verl R. and Letha L. (Weisz) Provines. She was office manager at Helena Chemical Company in Craigville, Ind., for 18 years before retiring in 2008. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wolcottville. She married Thomas J. Garman on November 10, 1978 in Butler. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and a son, Amy Jo (Jody) Ewers of Wolcottville, Mitchell E. (Candy) Keller of Ossian, and Jennifer Rae (Kevin) Gray of Roanoke; a sister, Mary C. (Pat) Crow of Spencerville; and 3 grandchildren, Carter W. Gray, Addison J. Keller and Ethan M. Keller. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cleo “Butch” Keller in 1977. Services December 5, 2011, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Waterloo Cemetery. ^ 12-2-2011
Garman Mary A, 90, formerly of near Wawaka, died Oct. 11, 2009 at her Fort Wayne residence. She was born in Tipton, Ind. on Oct.21, 1918 to Golvin and Ora (Stewart) Gunkel. She married Melvin Graman and he died Jan. 4, 1988. She was employed in food service with Highland Community Schools and Fort Wayne Community Schools. Surviving is a niece. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 10-13-12009
Garman Melvin, 69, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Monday in Lake Placid Medical Center, Lake Placid, Fla. He was born in Tipton County March 8, 1918, the son of Melvin P. and Eva (Justice) Garman. He and his wife, Mary Alice, have wintered in Florida the past eight years. He was manager of the paint and hardware department for a Montgomery Ward store and a member of AARP, Indiana Dept. of Forestry and Travelers Protection Association. Surviving are his wife; two sisters, Evelyn Bogue of Elwood, and Fentella Holler of Alexandria; and a brother, Charles of Elwood. Services Thursday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-4-1988
Garmire Ruth E, 79, of Carp Lake, Mich., formerly of LaGrange, died March 25, in the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born the daughter of James and Amanda Hudson on August 26, 1894 in Avilla. She moved to Carp Lake to live with her daughter in 1968. She was married to Leslie Garmire who preceded her in death May 26, 1950. She was a member of the Church of Straits (United Methodist Church) in Mackinaw City, Mich., and a former member of the Mt Zion Lutheran Church in LaGrange. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Lowell (Josephine) Wadsworth of Carp Lake, Mich.; three sons, Robert of Archbold, Ohio, Joseph of Colon, Mich., and James of Sturgis, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral Thursday in Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange. Sturgis Daily Journal No date
Garner Mary K, 53, native of Kimmell and the wife of Rev. Paul W. Garner, died last Thursday in Home Hospital in Lafayette. She resided in Prymont where her husband was pastor of the United Methodist Church. He also was a former pastor at Kendallville. Two daughters, eight grandchildren and five sisters also survive. Services at Rossville Saturday and the Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco on Monday. + 2-?-1971
Garner Paul W, 88, of Frankfort, died January 25, 2007 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort. He retired as a Methodist minister after more than 43 years of service. He was born February 4, 1918 in Fulton County to Virgil and Edith May Garner. He married May Katherine Smith on September 4, 1937 in Collins. She died February 11, 1971. He married Irene O. Daniels on April 18, 1971 in Lafayette. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Carroll Fritz of Goshen; a stepson; a brother, Charles Garner of Syracuse; 2 sisters, Marjorie Zeller of Rochester and Doris Craigo of Middlebury; 9 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Taylor, and a brother, Gerald. Services Wednesday at Wesley Manor's Amanda Reid Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 1-29-2007
Garnier Albert F, 66, died last Tuesday in the Sacred Heart Home near Avilla of a heart ailment. Surviving are two sons, Albert F. Jr. of Youngstown, O., and Harry G. of Crown Point. Funeral in Sacred Heart Home Wednesday. Burial, Youngstown, O. Cemetery. + 10-?-1938
Garr Robert D, 69, died June 11 at McCray Hospital. He had lived most of his life at Bluffton. He was born July 31, 1915 in Adams County, the son of Leroy and Edith (Dillinger) Garr. He married Ruby Felger Sept. 1, 1973 at Lake of the Woods. He was a heavy equipment operator for 30 years for Union Operating Engineers, a WW II veteran and a member of the Bluffton American Legion Post 111 and the Bluffton Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife; two stepsons, James Felger, R. 2, Avilla, Jack Jakway, Garrett; two stepdaughters, Mary Ann Targgart, LaGrange, and Joann Kneller of Columbia City; two brothers, Loren, of Big Turkey Lake and Richard of Indianapolis. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. ~ 6-20-1985 + 6-11-1985
Garr Ruby W, LaVerna Terrace, died Dec. 10 at her home. She was born in Fort Wayne Sept. 25, 1915, the daughter of Harvy and Libby (Jetmore) Holsworth. Her first husband, Clarence Felger, died in 1971, and her second husband, Robert Garr, died in 1985. She came to this community in 1983 from Lake of the Woods. Surviving are two sons, Jim Felger, Avilla, and Jack Jakway of Garrett; one daughter, Joann Kneller, Columbia City; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ginnie Jacobs, Fort Wayne, and Pauline White of Syracuse. One daughter, Mary Ann, one sister and three brothers preceded her in death. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 12-13-1988 + 12-10-1988
Garramone Anna, former resident of Albion, was born in Rankin, Ill., June 28, 1885, the daughter of John and Mary Gauger, and died at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, Ill., March 10, 1940. She was 54 years, eight months and 11 days of age. There were 10 children in the family. Seven sisters and two brothers survive her. On March 11, 1908 she married Anthony R. Garramone, who survives her at Milford, Ind., and they made their home in Albion until 1922. Since that time they have made their home in Peoria, Ill. Funeral last Thursday at Bonham Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Garramone Mary, 79, Albion resident, was found dead in bed Wednesday by her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Spacy. Death was attributed to natural causes. She was born in Italy, coming to the United States many years ago. Her husband, Rocco, preceded her in death. Besides the daughter, a son, Anthony R. of Peoria, Ill. survives. Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 9-?-1943
Garrett Douglas R, 31, of Rome City, died November 18, 1999 in a single car accident south of Goshen. He was born in Orange, California May 17, 1968 to Jack and Marcia (Adair) Garrett. On April 14, 1990 in Kendallville he married Beth Travis. Surviving are his parents in Brimfield; his wife; a daughter, Kaitlyn; a son, Logan; a sister, Tamara Garrett of Wolf Lake; and 2 brothers, Bryan and James Garrett of Brimfield. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a production worker for Monaco Coach in Wakarusa and a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church where services will be held Sunday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-19-1999 Contributed by Marcia Garrett
Garrett Eleanor Wallace, 67, of R. 1, Rome City, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 30, 1919, the daughter of Walter and Janet (Wallace) McGuffie. On Dec. 13, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii, she married Joseph D. Garrett. A member of Liberty Center Baptist Church, she was retired from Hudson’s Dept. Store, Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Linda) Kilgore of Anaheim, Calif.; two sons, Gregory of Rome City, and Richard of Liberty Center; and six grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Thomas-Rich Funeral Home, Bluffton. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton. + 4-25-1987
Garrett Luna Lawson, 75, of Stroh, died Thursday at LaGrange Hospital from a heart condition. She was born in Beattyville, Ky., March 8, 1910 to George and Emma (Shoemaker) Gilbert. She was married to Leonard Lawson and Lester Garrett, who preceded her in death. She moved to Stroh from Ohio 35 years ago. She was a member of the True Church of God, South Milford. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Flossie) Sleeper of Stroh; a brother, Taylor of Middletown, Ohio; a grandchild and a great-grandchild. One daughter, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services Saturday at True Church of God, South Milford. Burial, Brushy Chapel Cemetery. + 12-26-1985
Garrett Rita Freisthoffer, 64, of Rome City, and formerly of Fort Wayne, died Friday at Parkview Hospital. The Fort Wayne native moved to Rome City six years ago. Surviving are her husband, John R.; two daughters, Dianna Markiton, Fort Wayne, and Anita Leland, Peru; a son, Charles R., Fort Wayne; a sister, Helen Gillieron, Greenwood; and seven grandchildren. Services today in Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. + 6-12-1987
Garringer Marvin D, 82, of Fort Wayne, died Sept. 29, 2010 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Recovery, Ohio on July 1, 1928 to David and Irma (Arnold) Garringer. He married Sharon Carmichael on Aug. 29, 1998. He was a maintenance worker with Kraft Foods in Kendallville for 28 years before retiring in 1990. Survivors include his wife; a son, Rex and Lou Garringer of Ardmore, Okla.; grandchildren, Tricia, Sarah, Anthony; great-grandchildren, Cayleb and Kaden. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Garringer in May 2008; a grandson, Jorell Garringer; and 2 wives, Elizabeth (Wright) in Jan. 1970 and Helen (Nantz) in 1997. Funeral Oct. 2 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-1-2010
Garriott J W of Kendallville, half owner of the Standard Chevrolet Co. at Kendallville and formerly associated with the General Motors Corporation, died May 7 at Lakeside Hospital. Surviving are the widow and three small children at home; two sisters and the mother who resides in Battle Creek, Mich. Services and interment in Battle Creek Wednesday. + 5-?-1939
Garrison Adolin, 75, of R. 2, Churubusco, died in Tampa, Fla. Dec. 20. She was born Nov. 19, 1903 to Roy and Lena Rider Galbreath. She spent most of her life near Pierceton and married Frank Garrison in 1960, moving to this area then. She was a member of Blue River Church of the Brethren. She is survived by her husband, Frank; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Johnson of R. 2, Churubusco; six stepdaughters, Mrs. Harold Anderson, Mrs. Howard Fulk, Mrs. Lee Shively, Mrs. Gordon Gilbert, Mrs. Herbert Gaff, all of R. 3, Churubusco, and Mrs. Russell Coe of Albion; one sister, Mrs. Joan Walls of Pierceton; 21 step-grandchildren. Services in Sheets Funeral Home Dec. 24. Burial, Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. ~ 1-4-1979
Garrison Edward E, 58, of Silver Springs, Fla., formerly of Wolcottville, died Sunday in Monroe Medical Center, Ocala, Fla. He was born Sept. 6, 1926 in Bluffton, the son of Dwight and Ruth (Pugh) Garrison. On Oct. 21, 1946 in Kendallville he married Ruby Phillips. He moved from Wolcottville to Fla. 1 ˝ years ago. A former self-employed contractor, he owned Fireplace City in Ocala. A veteran of WW II, he was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wolcottville. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Gregory of R. 3, LaGrange, Stephen of Kendallville, and Galen of LaGrange; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Hilda) Rasler of LaGrange, Mrs. Ralph (Julia) Burkley of Kendallville, and Mrs. Donald (Esther) Rodgers of Tucumcari, N.M.; four brothers, Shirley, Richard and Lynn, Kendallville, and Tom of Middlebury; and four grandchildren. Services Thursday at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 3-17-1985
Garrison JoAnne, 71, died Sept. 3, 2003 at Shepherd of the Hill. She was a graduate of Albion High School and a checkout clerk at Kroger in Kendallville and Auburn for more than 25 years. She was born Feb. 20, 1932 in Wolf Lake to Claude and Loena (Gandy) Surfus. She married Shirley Lee Garrison on Jan. 23, 1949 in Kendallville. Surviving are her mother; her husband; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Alan Maxson of Kendallville, Peggy and William Oyer of Garrett, Patti and Paul Leathers of Rome City and Sandy and David Davis of Park City, Utah; a sister and brother-in-law, Nina and Jim Eash of LaGrange; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father in 1966 and a daughter, Sherry Lang, in 1977. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-5-2003
Garrison Ruth A, 76, R. 3, Kendallville, died April 21. She was born July 26, 1906 in Bluffton, the daughter of Shirley and Bessie M. (Ferguson) Pugh. She married Dwight Garrison July 12, 1925 in Bluffton. He died October 12, 1968. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Hilda) Rasler, LaGrange, Mrs. Ralph (Julia Ann) Burkley, Kendallville, and Mrs. Donald (Esther) Rogers of Tucumcari, N.M.; five sons, Edward, Wolcottville, Shirley, Richard and Lynn, Kendallville, and Tom, Middlebury; a sister, Mrs. Melvin (Marietta) Betch, Bluffton; two brothers, William, Kendallville and George of Ossian; 32 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Service Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ~ 4-28-1983 + 4-21-1983
Garrison Shirley L, 81, of Kendallville, died June 26, 2010 at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. He was born in Wabash, Ind. on Nov. 29, 1928 to Dwight and Ruth (Pugh) Garrison. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1947. He married JoAnne Surfus on Jan 23, 1949. She died Sept. 3, 2003. He worked for Charlie Hosler, K. Lash & Sons and Richards Construction, all of Kendallville, and retired in 1995 from Starcraft of Goshen. He served in the National Guard, retiring after 25 years. Survivors include 4 daughters, Sue and Alan Maxson of Kendallville, Peggy and William Oyer of Garrett, Patti and Paul Leathers of Rome City, and Sandy and David Davis of Park City, Utah; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; 3 brothers, Tom Garrison of Churubusco, Richard Garrison and Lynn Garrison of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Julia Berkley of Kendallville and Esther Rodgers of Tucumcari, NM. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Lang; a brother, Eugene Garrison; and a sister, Hilda Rasler. Funeral June 29 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-28-2010
Garstka John A, 86, a retired farmer residing at Kendallville, died Tuesday in the Jaquay Nursing Home. He was born May 13, 1875, in Avilla, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Garstka, and moved to Kendallville from a farm northwest of Avilla six and one-half years ago. Surviving are a brother, William, Kendallville, and sister, Miss Cecelia Garstka, South Bend. He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception where services will be conducted Friday. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 3-8-1962
Garstka Joseph - The injuries received in a fall from the ladder leading to his hay mow last Wednesday resulted in an unconscious condition after being found at the bottom of the ladder until his death. Mr. Garstka was a farmer of the township. He was 79 years of age and is survived by his wife and nine children, Martin, John, Mary, Christine, Frank, Lizzie, William, Joseph and Celia. Funeral this morning at the Ege Catholic Church with burial in that cemetery. ~ 8-7-1918
Garstka Marion L, 71, Kendallville, died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Avilla July 21, 1912, the son of Theodore and Victoria Johnson. He married Rosellyn Sollenberger Jan. 27, 1937 in Kendallville. He was the New Haven postmaster from 1948-1953 and owned and operated the Roanoke Supermarket from 1953-1971. He was maintenance supervisor for Versailles on the Lake, Fort Wayne, until his retirement in 1980. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Carolyn Smith, Fremont; three sons, Larry E., Theodore D., and James L., all New Haven; three sisters, Geraldine Imbody, Garrett, Helen Reynolds, Fort Wayne, and Victoria Borkovec, Avilla; and a brother, Andrew Johnson of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. ~ 12-1-1983 + 11-23-1983
Garstka Rosellyn, 72, of R. 1, Kendallville, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital. Born in Kendallville May 1, 1917, she was the daughter of Donald and Leora (Snider) Sollenberger. In Jan. 1937 at Kendallville she married Marion L. Gartstka, who died Nov. 23, 1983. She and her husband owned and operated a grocery store. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Harvest House in Kendallville. Surviving are her mother in Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Carolyn) Smith of Fremont; three sons, Larry and James of New Haven, and Ted of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Stabe of Kendallville, and Mrs. John (June) Nicholson of Silver Springs, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her father and a sister, Helen Trachman, preceded her in death. Services Monday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 5-18-1989
Garstka William V, 85, a lifelong resident of Noble County and resident of the Sacred Heart Home since 1963, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. A native of Avilla, he was born Dec. 27, 1881, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Jasper) Garstka. He was a retired school teacher. Funeral services were held this morning in the Kendallville Immaculate Conception Church where he was a member. Burial, Ege Cemetery. Surviving is a sister, Miss Cecilia G. Garstka, South Bend. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. ~ 3-30-1967 + 3-?-1967
Garton Wayne T, Jr., 67, of Rome City died October 18, 2012, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1964. He was a heavy equipment operator and had worked for Reith-Riley, Hipskin Asphalt, S.E. Johnson, and retired from E&B Paving in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Rome City Sons of the American Legion Post 381, Kendallville Masonic Lodge Post 246, Operating Engineers 103. He was born March 1, 1945, in Bluffton to Wayne T.  and Geraldine L. (Burton) Garton Kimmerly. On February 20, 1965, in Wolcottville he married Connie J. Fisher. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Chuck Drerup of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Erin Garton of Rome City; 6 grandchildren, Luke Drerup, Bo Drerup, Olivia Drerup, Kendyl Garton, Kylie Garton, and Kane Garton; 2 sisters, Sandra Boyles of Rome City and Kathleen Blotkamp of Orland. Funeral Oct. 23 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 10-21-2012
Garver Cornelia died at her home in Bremen May 2. Funeral was last Sunday. Burial at Bremen. She was a sister of F. R. Baughman of this city and Mrs. Edwin Ihrie of Allen Twp. She was the mother of Brook Bowman, who was connected with the News of this city a few years ago. In early life she resided with her parents in Allen Twp, later as the wife of Simon Bowman, deceased, she resided at Brimfield. Later she married O. H. York and resided at Lisbon. A few years after his decease she became the wife of Mr. H. M. Garver and resided at Bremen until her death. Death was due to heart disease. ^ 5-16-1902
Garvey S Mrs, 67, died at her home on N. Oak St. this morning. She was born in Ireland in 1825 and came to Kendallville with her husband about the time of the building of the Lake Shore Road and has lived in this city for nearly a quarter of a century. She leaves three sons and one daughter. + No date ^ 9-16-1892
Gaskill Anna M, 74, Kendallville, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in LaGrange County July 4, 1913, she was the daughter of Raymond and Margaret E. (Regan) Nesbitt. In 1940 she married Ormand V. Gaskill, who died in 1970. She moved to Kendallville in 1961 from Fort Wayne. She was self-employed in sales and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary. Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth M. of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Schneider of Detroit; and a son, David of Lapeer, Mich. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. Services Friday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 2-2-1988
Gaskill Inez E, 54, wife of Leo J. Gaskill, died Monday at her home in Kendallville from heart trouble. Surviving are the husband; the mother, Mrs. Eliza Marsh; two sons, Winfred E., and Joseph K. of Kendallville, Lois M., at home, and Mrs. Mulford Beebe of New York; four sisters, Mrs. C. O. Troutner of Indianapolis, Mrs. Hazel Doorley of Topeka, Kansas, Mrs. William Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Jesse Boring of Kendallville; and two brothers, Ross of Elkhart; and Robert of Kendallville. Funeral from the home Wednesday. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. + 5-?-1936
Gaskill Joseph Knowlton, 89, died Dec. 26, 2003 at Merry Manor in Culver. He was the former general manager of The News Sun. He retired in 1980 from the Herald-Times in Bloomington. He was born Dec. 10, 1914 in Kendallville to Leo J. and Inez E. (Marsh) Gaskill. A graduate of Kendallville High School, he attended Indiana University. He was a member of the Downtown Bloomington Kiwanis Club and active in the Kentucky Colonels, Junior Achievement, Monroe County Hospice and the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, David of Culver; 2 daughters, Jeanette Esce of Indianapolis and Rebecca Gaskill of Sellersburg; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jeanette (Harlan) in 1939. Services Monday at Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 12-31-2003
Gaskill Leo J "Bud", about 72, of Kendallville, pioneer interurban railroad conductor between Waterloo, Kendallville and Fort Wayne, died at his home in Kendallville Jan. 13, 1951. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the Spanish-American War Veterans. Surviving are the wife, Lora; two sons, W. E. and Joseph, both Kendallville; two daughters, Mrs. Allen Beebe, Mineola, N.Y., and Mrs. Lois Scott of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren; and a brother, Budd, North Webster. Funeral Tuesday at a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 1-?-1951
Gaskill Lora Rendel, 80, Kendallville, died at McCray Hospital Feb. 16, 1962. She was a member of the First Christian Church and OES. Born in Michigan March 2, 1881, she was married to Orra Rendel, a Kendallville businessman who died in 1928. She was married in 1943 to Leo J. Gaskill, a retired interurban motorman-conductor and at one time chief of police in Kendallville. He died in 1951. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. F. K. Vanderbur, Kendallville; one stepson, Joseph Gaskill, general manager and publisher of the Kendallville News-Sun; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A brother and one daughter preceded her in death. Funeral at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville, Feb. 19. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-16-1962
Gaskill Mary Jeannette died March 5 at Bloomington Convalescent Center, Bloomington. She was born Jan. 12, 1915 near Cromwell, the daughter of William and Lottie Harlan. A registered nurse, she was at one time employed at McCray Hospital. She also worked as a licensed real estate broker and as a court-appointed probation officer in Kendallville. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, and the church’s Mary Kirby Guild. She was married Feb. 17, 1939 in Kendallville to Joseph K. Gaskill, a career newspaperman. He survives, along with three children, David H. of Culver, Jeannette Ellen Esce of Cheshire, Conn., and Rebecca L. of Louisville, Ky.; five grandchildren; one brothers, James, Aurora, Colo. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. Services Friday in Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 3-12-1987 + 3-5-1987
Gaskill Winfred E "Bud", 67, 210 E. Harding St., died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born Oct. 9, 1904 in Auburn to Leo and Inez (Marsh) Gaskill. He married Margaret Jane France on June 17, 1928 in Kendallville. She died Feb. 13, 1966. He was a retired manager of the Farmer’s State Bank, LaGrange, and had lived in Kendallville 64 years. He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville, the Masonic Lodge, Kendallville, and Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Nancy) Dye, Minerva, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Alene Beebe, Long Island, N.Y. and Mrs. Art (Lois) Jones, Xenia, Ohio; and one brother, Joseph, Bloomington. One daughter preceded him in death. Funeral Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Gaston David L, 72, of Auburn, died Dec. 26, 2010 in Wesley Health Care Center, Auburn. He retired from Warner Gear in Auburn. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the VFW in Garrett and Auburn. He was born Feb. 5, 1938 in Hicksville, Ohio, to Walter and Elsie (Sigler) Gaston. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Chester Craft of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by an infant brother. Funeral Thursday in Salem United Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-28-2010
Gaston Wandis J, 92, of Kendallville, died May 15, 2001 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne She was born Sept. 10, 1908 in Hicksville, Ohio to Reverus and Ida (Walterhouse) Glassmire. On Feb. 25, 1925 she married Herbert Whitford. He died March 17,1947. She married Walter Gaston on Jan. 18, 1948. He died May 2, 1997. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Edith and Chester Craft of Kendallville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Virgil and Mabel Whitford of Kendallville and David and Kay Gaston of Waterloo; 8 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A son, David Whitford, and a sister, Leota Weaver, preceded her in death. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-16-2001
Gater Joseph M, owner of Elmer’s Bar, Kendallville, died at McCray Hospital Saturday. A Fort Wayne native, he retired from Joslyn Stainless Steel six years ago and moved to Kendallville two years ago. Survivors include two sons, Michael J. of Fort Wayne, and Roger A. of Gainesville, Fla.; a daughter, Karen Spake, Fort Wayne; a brother, Richard of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Mildred Arthur of Lima, Ohio. Services Monday in C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. + 6-?-1980
Gates Charles N, 95, R. 1, Wawaka, died Sunday at his residence. He was born Sept. 9, 1878 in Ligonier to John and Elizabeth (Conrad) Gates. He married Estella Sullivan in June 1906 in Wawaka. She died in 1962. He was a lifetime resident of Wawaka and a retired NYC Railroad employee. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Louise Randolph, Wawaka; two sons, C. E. (Pete) Gates, Wawaka, and Donald Gates, Kalamazoo; one half-sister, Mrs. Fred Spencer, Goshen; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1974
Gates Jacob, 75, of St. Louis, Mo., was found dead Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Abe Wertheimer of this city. The body was found suspended from the top of the bathroom door by the cord of his bathrobe. He had been despondent over ill health for about 2 years. He was born in Berlin, Germany. Surviving are the invalid widow; the daughter; and several grandchildren. Funeral at the Wertheimer home. Burial, Jewish Cemetery here. * 1935
Gates Leona F, 73, of Rome City, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She was born May 27, 1910 in Topeka to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Greenawalt. On July 27, 1979 in Wawaka she married Charles E. Gates. She lived at Sylvan Lake 38 years and was a former resident of Kendallville, a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband; a son, Dr. David Longnecker of Charlottesville, Va.; a sister, Gola Gonser of LaGrange; two brothers, Ray of Goshen and Clayton of Topeka; and three grandchildren. One sister and two brothers preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, St Mary’s Cemetery, Avilla. + 7-9-1983
Gates Olive Viola, 66, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. She was a native of Avilla but had resided in Kendallville the past 38 years. She was the widow of Harry Gates and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Strouse, Mrs. Donald Blue and Mrs. Theodore Spannagel, all of Kendallville; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers, Louis and William Housholder of Fort Wayne, Fred and Herman Housholder of Avilla; and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Wolf Sr., Avilla, Mrs. Martin Peterson, Mason City, Iowa, Mrs. Theodore Lindstrom, Crosby, Minn., and Mrs. Thomas Carlson of Fort Wayne. Funeral Tuesday in the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Burial, Avilla Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 3-17-1955
Gates Robin D, 56, of Kendallville, died April 24, 2008 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He retired from Dana Corp. after 30 years of service. He was born Aug. 3, 1951 in Logansport to Gilbert and Mary (Pottenger) Gates. He married Loretta Trim on July 7, 2007. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Michael of Kendallville and Skylar of Brimfield; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Angela and DeWayne Buchtel of Ligonier and Shantel Gates of Brimfield; 2 stepchildren; 7 grandchildren, Kelsey, Keegan, Tori, Mikaela, Adilyn, Jacqulyn and Ayden; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Cheryl Phillips of Demont and Jim and Joann Gates of Fulton; and 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Lois and Richard Babb of Logansport, Linda Westheusin of Conn., and Bonita of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Randy; and a sister, Shirley. Services Monday at Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-26-2008
Gatton Mary Olive, 95, of Elizabethtown, died Dec. 3 at Helmwood Village Nursing Home. A native of St. Mary, she was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Her husband, Thomas O., died April 1, 1975. Surviving are two sons, Robert of Kendallville, and Harry of Alamogordo, N.M.; three daughters, Margaret Stack of Cleveland, Ohio, Louis Porter and Ruth Ann Lee of Elizabethtown; one brother, Benton McMillen of Jeffersonville, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Elizabethtown, Ky. + 12-3-1987
Gatwood Charles A died of a heart attack Feb. 17, 1943. He was born in Albion on Dec. 9, 1873 to the late Joseph and Mary Gatwood. He was a member of United Brethren Church, served two terms as school trustee and postmaster of Albion for about 12 years. Since retiring from that position he has operated a shoe repairing establishment. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Nettie Stewart Gatwood; and four children, Mrs. Charles Wiley and Leone Gatwood of Albion, Joseph L. of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Private Charles S. now serving in uniform somewhere in Alaska; four grandchildren. Funeral at Miser Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 2-?-1943
Gatwood Claudine, 98, Turtle Creek Nursing Home, Elkhart, died Friday. A lifelong resident of Kosciusko County, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Koher. Her husband, John, died Oct. 3, 1935. Two sons, Elden and Dwight; two brothers; and three sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. James (Eva) Mock, North Webster, and Mrs. Stanley (Mabel) Himes, South Whitley; two brothers, John, Turtle Creek Nursing Home, and Walter, Syracuse; seven grandchildren. Funeral at Bonham-Miser-Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion Monday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1972
Gatwood Dolorese, about 72, of Sayreville, N.J., died Sept. 6, 1971 at Acton Nursing Home, Acton, Mass. She was born in Albion April 20, 1899 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hardenbrook. She and her husband, Dwight, moved to N.J. about 40 years ago. He died June 21, 1964. They were members of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter of Albuquerque, N.M.; one son, Gari of Acton, Mass.; and four grandchildren. Funeral Sept. 10 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1971
Gatwood Don, former Albionite, died at his home in Pontiac, Mich. June 25, 1950 due to a heart ailment. He is survived by a son, Edward; and a daughter, Mrs. Dwight Wiseman, both of Walled Lake, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Busz. He was a carpenter and contractor by trade, and many homes in Albion are the result of his skill as a craftsman. The EUB Church is one of the structures erected by him. He was a member of the K of P Lodge and the local EUB Church. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home yesterday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1950
Gatwood Dwight, a native of Albion, died June 21, 1964 in Sayreville, N.J. He was a veteran of the First World War and a retired chemical engineer. He is survived by his wife, Delorese; a son, Carl Ted of Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter, Mrs. Gloria Manskinkavage of Alamagordo, N.M.; his mother, Mrs. Claudene Gatwood of Sayreville; and four grandchildren. Following funeral services, the body was returned to Albion for interment in Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1964
Gatwood Edward, about 52, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Don Gatwood, died of a heart attack June 11, 1961 in a Torrence, California hospital. "Eddie", as he has known to his Albion friends, was born and grew to manhood in Albion. He was a graduate of the Albion High School class of 1927. He and his family moved to Calif. about two years ago. Surviving are the widow and two sons; and one sister, Mrs. Dwight Wiseman of Walled Lake, Mich. Interment was in California. + 6-?-1961
Gatwood Elden J, 64, died of fumes from the motor of his automobile on which he was working. He was a professor of music at Peabody College at Nashville, Tenn. The son of John Frederick and Claudine Gatwood, he was born in Albion, Jan. 26, 1895 and died at his home in Nashville, Tenn. on July 2, 1941, aged 46 years, 5 months and 6 days. He had been organist of the First Lutheran Church of Nashville for the past four years and was affiliated with the Masonic Fraternal Order since 1920. He attended Cornell University at Ithica, N. Y. and obtained his B. S. and M. S. degrees at Peabody College. During his life in Albion, he was a member of the U. B. Church. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Delay Gatwood; three sons, Robin, Dean and Elden Jr.; two daughters, Barbara and Mary, all of Nashville; his mother, Mrs. J. F. Gatwood of Albion, Ind.; and a brother, Dwight W. of Parlin, N.J. Funeral Friday at United Brethren Church. Charles Gatwood presided at the organ, playing some of Mr. Gatwood’s compositions. + 7-?-1941
Gatwood Emily died last week at her home at Walled Lake, Mich. The funeral was held at Bonham Funeral Home April 7. The remains were accompanied here by her husband, Donald; their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gatwood of Detroit; their son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Dwight Wiseman; their granddaughter and grandson, Miss Lois and Private Donald Wiseman of Walled Lake; and Mrs. Gatwood’s sister, Mrs. Edna Clear of Detroit. Her brother, Ed Ray of Harlan, was also present, as was Joseph Gatwood, son of the late Charles A. Gatwood of Kalamazoo. +4-?-1943
Gatwood Gertrude, 89, 114 N. Elm St., died Wednesday (d. 9-12-1973) in Whitley County Hospital. A native of Noble County, she was born April 27, 1884, a daughter of Daniel and Catherine (Mellinger) Cooper. She was married in Albion May 26, 1904 to Ted L. Gatwood who died Dec. 10, 1938. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sisters, Minnie Winebrenner and Sue Self, Albion, and Grace J. Lehmberg, Columbia City. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Funeral Saturday in Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1973
Gatwood John Edward, 4-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elden Gatwood, died at their home in Angola Tuesday and the remains were brought here Wednesday for interment in Albion Cemetery. The grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Gatwood, great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gatwood attended the funeral. + 10-?-1920
Gatwood John Frederick, son of Joseph and Mary Gatwood, was born at Lima, now Howe, LaGrange County, Ind. April 6, 1870 and died at his home in Albion Oct. 3, 1935, aged 67 years, five months and 27 days. In 1872 his parents settled in Albion where he spent the rest of his life. He was one of eight children, five of whom survive him, one brother, Clyde, having died in early childhood, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Pinchon, having died in 1926. Early in his youth he joined the United Brethren Church in Albion of which his father and mother were charter members. As a young man of twenty-one he joined the Knights of Pythias Lodge. On Nov. 9, 1893 he married Claudine Koher. They had two sons, both of whom survive. Practically all of his life he had been engaged in carpenter and construction work. For a number of years he was employed in the construction force on the B&O Railroad, working under his father until 1902, at which time he left the railroad employ to go into the carpenter trade. In 1903 he was appointed as custodian of the county court house. The following year he entered into a partnership in the contracting business with Henry L. Snyder, which partnership continued for two years. He continued as a contractor until 1920, at which time he left construction work to open and operate a woodworking shop where he did cabinet and mill work. He worked in his shop until three weeks before his death. He was a member of the first unit of National Guards organized in Albion in 1907, from which he was honorably discharged in 1910. He served as chief of the Albion fire department for a number of years and as a member of the town council to which he was elected in Jan. 1920. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Elden J. of Nashville, Tenn., Dwight W. of Parlin, N.J.; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Busz of Hudson; four brothers, Charles and Ted of Albion, George of Indianapolis, and Don of Grosse Point Park, Mich.; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral was at United Brethren Church Saturday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 10-?-1935
Gatwood Joseph L of Portage, Mich., Sept. 3, 1967. He was born April 5, 1902 in Mishawaka, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Gatwood and had been a resident of Portage since 1930. he was a member of the EUB Church in Albion and was employed by the South Westedge Garage in Portage. Surviving are his wife, Theresa; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Bushong of Albion; and one son, Robert of Kalamazoo; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; his mother of Albion; a brother, Charles of N.C.; and two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Wiley of Troy, Ohio; and Miss Leone of Richmond. Funeral Sept. 6 at Langeland Memorial Chapel. Burial, Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery. + 9-?-1967
Gatwood Joseph W, son of William and Sarah Gatwood, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, July 25, 1845; died at his home in Albion Jan. 24, 1925, aged 79 years, five months and 29 days. On Jan. 20, 1867, he married Mary A. Rinehart. They had six sons and two daughters, Clyde David dying at the age of three years. He was a resident of long standing and a pioneer, having moved to Albion in 1872. He is one of six in his father’s family and is the last one to go. He enlisted in the United States Army in his country’s call during the stormy period of the Civil War. His honorable discharge read May 1, 1864, Co. D., 137 Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Two other brothers served in the same war. One was killed in battle and buried in the National Cemetery at Murfreesboro, Tenn. The other returned home for disability and died soon after. He joined the U. B. Church in his youth. He was a railroad carpenter and foreman in the work, with the B&O Railroad for nearly 25 years. An accident he received while at work rendered him an invalid for nearly 20 years. Some of the time was spent in intense suffering. Those of his immediate family are John, Charley, Don, Ted, all of Albion, and George of Indianapolis, and their families, Mrs. Sarah Busz, Mrs. Emma Pinchon and husband; 19 grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral at United Brethren Church Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1925
Gatwood Mae, 87, died Tuesday in Villa Convalescent Center, Troy, Ohio. She was born in Noble County Oct. 14, 1885, the daughter of David and Laura (Good) Stewart. Her husband, Charles, to whom she was married in 1905, preceded her in death. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Hilda Wiley, Troy, and Miss Leone Gatwood, Richmond; a son, Charles, Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. E. A. Stewart, and Miss Bessie Stewart, Canton, Ohio; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Bonham-Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1973
Gatwood Margaret, 94, of Nashville, Tenn., a former teacher at Albion High School, died in Belcourt Nursing Home, Nashville, Feb. 1, 1985. She was born in Deerfield, Wis., to James E. and Barbara Abrahamson DeLay Dec. 5, 1890 and later moved with her family to Aurora, Ill. She attended the Chicago Art Institute. She came to Albion in 1913 as a music art and home economics teacher at Albion High School and in 1915 married Elden Gatwood, a member of the Class of 1913 at the high school. He died in 1941. When she arrived in Albion to become one of five members of the high school faculty, which also included the principal and superintendent, she was teaching private piano lessons in Albion. Not long after their marriage they moved to South Whitley, where he was a teacher. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Thompson of Memphis, Tenn., and Mary Aaron of Nashville; three sons, Dr. Robin of Hickory, N.D., Dean of Richmond, Ky., and Elden of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Feb. 22 at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-1-1985
Gatwood Mary Elizabeth (Franks) died Feb. 2. She leaves to mourn one sister, Mrs. Otho Easterday of this city; two brothers, Oren Franks of this city and Herbert Franks of Canton, Ill. Funeral Feb. 5. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + No date
Gatwood Ted, a lifelong resident of Albion, died at his home on Dec. 9, after an illness of 15 years of tuberculosis. He was a house carpenter and for many years worked with his brothers at his trade. Born Sept. 7, 1880, the son of Joseph and Mary Gatwood, he was one of eight children, only four of whom survive, Mrs. Sarah Busz of South Milford, George of Indianapolis, Don of Detroit, and Charles of Albion. The family was raised and lived in the Christian atmosphere of the United Brethren Church at Albion, being regular attendants and supporters of the institution. On May 25, 1904 he married Gertrude Cooper. Funeral was at the U. B. Church Dec. 12. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1938
Gault Mrs, wife of Levi Gault, died in Albion Dec. 5, 1875 of typhoid fever, aged about 25. She leaves her husband and 2 children - twins at the age of 16 months. Albion New Era 12-9-1875
Gaunt Shirley, 62, formerly of Kendallville, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Faux, 703 N. Oak St., Kendallville, died Saturday in Portland, Ore. She had been ill six years with Alzheimer's disease. For 25 years she had been a foster parent, taking care of 85 babies until they were adopted. Surviving with her parents are her husband, Harold M. Gaunt; 4 children, Diane Blakely of Paolo Alto, Calif., Deborah Murray and Donna Gaunt of Portland, and Brian Gaunt of Gleneden Beach, Ore.; a brother Richard Faux of Miami, Fla.; a sister Judith Dawson of Ashley; and 7 grandchildren. The Gaunts also raised Ret Peo, a Cambodian refugee. Private services in Oregon. ^ 12-5-1988
Gauntt Adin W, son of Walter and Dianna Gaunt, was born in Rome City, Sept. 26, 1862, died at the Hotel Imperial, Knoxville, Tenn. Aug. 5, 1900. Very early in life he left the parental roof to follow the calling of a mechanic, choosing the vocation of millwright as his specialty. He was engaged by the Richmond City Milling Co. as traveling salesman. He was a member of Rome City Lodge No. 451, F&AM in 1884, afterward a member of Apollo Commandery of Kendallville, finally reaching the thirty-second degree in masonry. He was a member of Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne and Indianapolis and a member of Mystic Shrine at Indianapolis and a member of the Order of Elks at Chattanooga, Tenn. His death was caused by acute heart failure. Services took place from the residence of Miss Jennie D. Kerr Aug. 9. A brother and his family survive. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-5-1900 ^ 8-17-1900
Gauntt Dianna was born in Pudsey, England, March 15, 1841; and died Nov. 8, aged 50 years, 7 months 23 days. She came to America while a small girl and in June 1861 was married to S. Walter Gauntt, who died several years ago. They had 3 sons and one daughter, 2 of which, Adin W. and Forest G., survive. An insurance of $3000 was carried in the Order of Chosen Friends and that together with considerable other property, real estate, notes, mortgages, etc., will make a comfortable fortune for the 2 heirs. Forest and Adin together own a flouring mill in Newport, Ind. Forest is the resident partner while Adin is the traveling salesman for the Richmond City Mill Works at a handsome salary. ^ 11-13-1891
Gauntt Samuel Walter was born in Springfield Twp, Burlington County, N.J., June 11, 1838. His mother died when he was 10 years of age. On the death of his father some 20 years ago, he came to Rome City, working at several places with his brother at the millwright business. He was married to Diana Dixon June 30, 1861, still making Rome City his permanent home, excepting about one year that was spent in what was then called the "Traverse Regions" in Michigan, where Forest, their youngest son, was born. Walter worked at building mills and factories in this and neighboring states all his life, except while serving Uncle Sam. He enlisted in Capt. A. W. Simmons’ Co. A. 1st Regt. Indiana Heavy Artillery, Sept. 22, 1864 and was honorably discharged Aug. 5, 1865 at New Orleans. He died in Rome City July 15. ^ 7-23-1886
Gause Bryan D, 45, of Liberty, died Feb. 2, 2002 at Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville, An East Noble High School graduate and a 1979 graduate of Purdue University, he was head of the agriculture department at Union County High School since 1984 and had worked at Kouts High School. He was born July 19, 1956 in Kendallville to Burl and Phyllis (Mavis) Gause. On Aug. 1, 1981 in Valparaiso he married Merle A. Maxey. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter, Benjamin and Susan; his mother; his grandmother, Hattie Mavis of Kendallville; and a sister, Kathy Sliger of Corunna. Services Thursday in Union County High School gymnasium. Burial, West Point Cemetery, Liberty. ^ 2-5-2002
Gause Burl D, 37, of LaOtto, died at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne Jan. 29. He was born in Noble County June 24, 1932 to Burl and Dorothy Geiger Gause. He married Phyllis Mavis in 1955 and they always lived on the same farm. He was employed by the LaOtto Elevator and was a tractor maintenance 4-H leader in Noble County. Survivors include his wife; his mother; a son, Bryan Dean, 13; a daughter, Kathy Irene, 10; two brothers, George of LaOtto, and Murray of Columbus; and a sister, Mrs. George Jones of R. 2, Churubusco. Services at Sheets Funeral Home Feb. 1. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. ~ 2-5-1970 + 1-29-1970
Gause Floyd A, 83, one of the founders of the LaOtto Farmer & Merchants Bank, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. A lifelong resident of Noble County, he was born March 30, 1886, the son of Phillip and Mary Fogel Gause. He was married On Dec. 25, 1921 to Lucille Sloffer, who survives. He was cashier of the bank since 1915 and also served as its president. He served four terms as Swan Twp trustee and was a grade and high school teacher in Swan Twp prior to entering the banking business. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of LaOtto and of the Huntertown Eastern Star 388, the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne and the Noble County Shrine Club. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge 689. Surviving are his wife, Lucille, one son, Paul W., associated with Lincoln Bank, Fort Wayne; a brother, George, Kilgore, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Merl Gump of Churubusco. Funeral Wednesday in the LaOtto Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 1-8-1970 + 1-?-1970
Gause George, 79, Columbia City, died unexpectedly August 7, 2002 at his Crooked Lake home. He was born January 10, 1923 in Eel River Twp, Allen County, to Purl and Dorothy (Geiger) Gause. He married Martha Blotkamp June 16, 1945. She died March 14, 1949. He married Shirley Cook September 30, 1950. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and John Sollazzo of Crooked Lake; a twin sister and brother-in-law, Grace and George Jones of Azle, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, Murray and Trella Gause of Van Wert, Ohio; his former wife, Shirley Moody of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren, Todd Esquivel and Sommer Harris. Also preceding him in death were a son, Larry P. in 1958 and a brother, Burl in 1970. He spent his formative years on the family farm east of Churubusco and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1941. He worked at LaOtto Grain Elevator and was later employed at International Harvester. He farmed and retired in 1989 as a Teamster's Local 414 truck driver at Hawk Construction in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Huntertown Lodge 689 F&AM and Churubusco OES 136. Services at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. ~ 7-25-2002
Gause Larry P, two-week old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gause, R. 1, LaOtto, died Friday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was admitted to the hospital Thursday with septicemia. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Beth Ann, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cook, Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Emanuel Geiger, Churubusco and a great-grandfather, C. E. Wells, Riverside, Calif. Funeral Sunday in Churubusco. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. ~ 12-25-1958
Gause Lucille L, 89, of LaOtto, died December 7 at Riverview Care Center. She was born March 9, 1896 in Allen County, a daughter of William and Alice Rich Sloffer. On December 24, 1921 she married Floyd A. Gause, and the couple lived their entire married lives in LaOtto. He preceded her in death on January 4, 1970. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto and Huntertown OES. Surviving are one son, Paul of Huntertown; and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Weller, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ima Greenwell, Hernando, Fla., and Mrs. Gladys Wolf, Avilla. Services December 10 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. ~ 12-12-1985
Gause Martha Jane, 24, died Saturday at the Sacred Heart Hospital, at Garrett. She lived in this vicinity all her life, having graduated from the Avilla High School in 1942. She is survived by her husband, George, her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Ed Blotkamp; four brothers and four sisters. Funeral Tuesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-24-1949
Gause Purl W, 47, residing near Ari, died Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Hospital at Garrett, following an appendectomy. Survivors are the widow; three sons, George, Murray and Burl, all at home; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Jones, at home; two brothers, Floyd of LaOtto and George of Texas; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Freeman and Mrs. Merl Gump, both of Churubusco. Funeral at Ari Church, Friday. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. ~ 10-22-1942 + 10-?-1942
Gawthrop Edna, about 79, (b. 3-18-1886) died Feb. 25, 1966 at Whitley County Hospital from complications following her suffering a broken hip. Her husband, James H., died in 1957. She was born in Parke County but had resided on R. 5, Albion near Wolf Lake, for 15 years. There are no immediate survivors. Last rites at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 2-?-1966
Gawthrop Ida May, 86, a resident of the Cromwell-North Webster area, died June 21 at Kilgore Nursing Home in Pierceton. She was born at Papakeechie Lake May 14, 1875 to Josiah and Mary Ann (Secrist) Cerites and was married to Richard Gawthrop who died in 1923. She was a resident of Kosciusko County all of her life and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Burson of near Syracuse; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles Menzie of near Pierceton; a son, Charles of Elkhart; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services in Harris-Troxel Funeral Home in North Webster Friday. Burial, McClintic Cemetery. + 6-21-1961
Gawthrop James H, 71, (b. 11-20-1886) died Dec. 2, 1957 at Kondas Nursing Home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Noble County and a retired carpenter and boat builder. Surviving are the widow, Edna; two brothers, Ray of Wolf Lake, and Jud of Larwill; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Rockey of Springport, Mich., and Mrs. Rose Friend of Columbia City. Services Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 12-?-1957
Gawthrop Max A, 71, a native of Noble County, died Oct. 13, 1987 at his home in Columbia City. He suffered a stroke in June. Born in the Wolf Lake area, he attended school in Wolf Lake and Kimmell and later lived in Larwill and Ligonier. He moved from Ligonier to Columbia City in 1942. Employed by the Whitley County Highway Department for 27 years as a truck driver, he retired in 1975 due to ill health. Feb. 10, 1940 he married Letha Mae VanMeter. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Rose Snepp of Albion; a son, Fred A. of Columbia City; three other daughters; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Weeks. Services last Thursday at Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 10-13-1987
Gawthrop Monroe Littlefield, resident of Allen Twp, died at his home southeast of this city Wednesday from bowel disease. He was born on Pretty Prairie in LaGrange County and located on the farm on which his death occurred 38 years ago. His youth was passed in Kendallville and before locating in Kendallville and Allen Twp he spent 4 years in Illinois and Iowa. He was married Sept. 24, 1863 to Lucy Taylor, who survives, with a daughter, Mrs. May Martz of Allen Twp; a son, Ray D. of this city; and 3 grandchildren, Eunice Gawthrop and Ruby and Marie Martz. He had planned to leave with his wife Thursday for Nebraska for a visit. Funeral will be held from the residence Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-20-1908 was born Sept. 28, 1836, the son of Samuel and Prutia (Littlefield) Gawthrop. He died Aug. 19 at the age of 71 years 10 months and 21 days. Also surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. Ellen Forshey of Oregon, Mrs. Mary E. Pepple of Michigan City, Mrs. Olivia Gross of Churubusco, and Mrs. Celenda Chipman of Buchanan, Mich., 3 sisters having died before him. ^ 9-10-1908
Gawthrop Pauline, 65, of Ligonier, died June 7 in Parkview Hospital. She was born June 10, 1911 in Bluffton. She was a seamstress in a dress factory in Elkhart for a number of years. She was married to Thurlo (Bud) Gawthrop on Nov. 17, 1934 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Brenda) Jones, Paw Paw, Mich.; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Conner, Columbia City. Funeral June 9 in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel in Columbia City. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. + 6-7-1977
Gawthrop Ray, 90, formerly of Wolf Lake, died Friday in Alfran Nursing Home, Columbia City. Most of his life was spent in the Wolf Lake and Kimmell areas doing general farming. He was a former lumber company employee, retiring in 1964. He was a Noble County native, born March 21, 1892, a son of William and Mathilda Bennett Gawthrop. His wife, the former Delphia Bair, died on September 9, 1976. Surviving are two sons, Max of Columbia City and Chester Boggs of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Evelyn) Black of Warsaw and Mrs. Leonard (Bonnie) Pence of R. 9; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was the last survivor of his family. A daughter, Mildred Weeks, four brothers and a sister are deceased. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ~ 4-29-1982 + 4-23-1982
Gawthrop Sarah, born near Wheeling, Va., Dec. 16, 1792, she moved with her parents while a child to Ross County, Ohio. In 1811 she was married to Thomas Shoup, who died in 1828, leaving her a widow with seven children. In 1833 she came with her children to Indiana and settled on a farm one mile north of Ligonier. She married Daniel Miller in 1835, but in less than a year was again left a widow. In 1839 she married a third time, to Richard Gawthrop of Kosciusko County, who died in 1855. For the past 21 years she had lived in Milford, cared for by her daughter, Sarah. + 1883 She and Daniel Miller had one son who now resides in Grant County. Of her 8 children, 6 are living. She died at Milford, Kosciusko County on Dec. 18, 1883. Albion New Era 6-12-1884
Gawthrop Theo C, 73, a native of Noble County and the father of Roger L. Gawthrop, R. 4, Albion, died Nov. 27, 1981 at Whitley County Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. Born north of Big Lake, he was the son of Floyd and Mertie May Grable Gawthrop and spent his early life on a farm in Noble County before moving to Columbia City with his family in 1922. In Nov. 1930 he married Hilda L. Betzner, who died in 1977. He retired in 1975 after 34 years as a tool maker at Weatherhead Co. in Columbia City. He was in charge of the American Legion Post 98 baseball team and one of the original organizers of the Columbia City Bowling League and past president of the Fort Wayne Bowling Association. Survivors include a son; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Thurlo. Funeral Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 11-17-1981
Gay Marilyn J, 60, a resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County, died March 22 at the family residence in Green Twp. She was born Jan. 7, 1939 in Swan Twp, a daughter of Dale V. and Lottie Fitch Kistler. She graduated from Avilla High School. On Aug. 17, 1956 she married Max E. Gay. They had lived at their present home in Green Twp since 1982. For the past 20 years she had been employed as a unit co-ordinator at Whitley Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Mike Akers of Churubusco; a son, Roger W. of Columbia City; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Greg A. and Kandy of Columbia City, Jeffrey E. and Dedra of Fort Wayne, and Shawn J. and Leslie of Portage, Mich.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Sabina Kistler of Avilla; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Howard Anderson of Avilla; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 3-25-1999
Gay Sarah E, 76, died May 20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Spurgeon in Ligonier. Surviving are three sons, Charles of Columbia City, George of Warsaw, and Arthur of Goshen; three daughters, Mrs. Spurgeon, Mrs. Roy Stark of Goshen, and Mrs. Hattie Targgart of Albion; thirty-eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; and three sisters. Her husband, Edwin C., died a few years ago. Funeral Sunday at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1938
Gayheart Delpha, 63, of R. 1, Hudson, died today in LaGrange Hospital. She was born in McDowell, Ky., May 13, 1925, the daughter of William and Mattie (Dony) Blankenship. On June 9, 1944, she married David Gayheart. She moved to R. 1, Hudson 1 1/2 years ago from Ligon, Ky. She was a member of Ligon Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Sharon Rose Reynolds of Shelby, Ky., Betty Tacket of Virgie, Ky., and Girlie Tacket of Ligon, Ky.; three sons, Hillard of Stroh, Kenneth and Roger of Ligon, Ky.; five sisters, Elsie Gayheart of Rome City; Alley Willey of Highland, Mich., Maxie Stambaugh of Mongo, Annie Hamilton of Teaberry, Ky., and Tinie Bolton of Wolcottville; four brothers, Mitch and Fedie Blankenship, R. 1, Hudson, Eddie Blankenship of Wolcottville, and Levi Blankenship of McDowell, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren. Two sons, General and Andy; a daughter, Eulene; two brothers, Condy and Henry Blankenship; and a sister, Elly Hamilton, preceded her in death. Services in Martin, Ky. Burial, Blankenship Family Cemetery, McDowell, Ky. + 2-14-1989
Gayheart Morg, 71, rural Stroh, died Feb. 28 in LaGrange Hospital. He was born in Floyd County, Ky., Nov. 18, 1916, the son of Barth and Bell (Allen) Gayheart. He married Anna Bush in Floyd County June 25, 1935. He moved to Stroh from Ohio in 1956. He was a coal miner in Ohio and retired from Olson Body Shop in Sturgis, Mich. Surviving are his wife; six daughters, Irene Holbrook, Bellevue, Ohio, Emogene Arthur, Plymouth, Ohio, Christine Sturdivant and Geraldine Loutzenhiser, both LaGrange, Linda Denman, Howe, and Barbara Gayheart of Stroh; five sons, Preskeland, Raymond, both Stroh, Bill, Howe, Whitsil, Three Rivers, Mich., and Estil, Avilla; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Ruth Blankenship, LaGrange, Dixie Herbie, West Midton, Ohio, Oma Workman, Hemshaw, W. Va., Ruby Tackett, Stockdale, Ohio, Corzettia Brewer, Sun City, Ariz., Bell White and Marth Stewart, both Gordon, W. Va.; five brothers, Alvin of Indianapolis, Delbert, Fairland, Dan, Christianburg, Ohio, Chester of Stockdale and Reford of Howe. Services Wednesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. ~ 3-8-1988
Gayheart Odis, 58, of Rome City, died June 13, 2002 at his home. He had worked for 25 years at Eaton Corp. in Auburn and was a member of the Church of the True God in South Milford. He was born Dec. 7, 1943 in Hazard, Ky. to Ashley Taylor and Rilda B. (Russell) Gayheart. On April 10, 1965 he married Vivian Patrick. Surviving are his mother of Lots Creek, Ky.; 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Odis Jr. of Kendallville, Larry and Brenda and Gary and Chris of Rome City; a sister, Janice Shepherd of Lots Creek, Ky.; 3 brothers, Anderson "Pete" of Lots Creek, Higgins of Sarasota, Fla.; and Danny of Mich.; and 3 granddaughters, Morreen, Odessa and MaKayla. He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Ronnie, and a daughter, Patricia. Services Monday at Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-15-2002
Gayheart Rilda B, 86, formerly of Rome City died May 2, 2010, in the Hazard, KY Nursing Home. She was a member of the Lott's Creek Community Baptist Church in Kentucky. She was born August 4, 1923, in Breathitt County, Kentucky. On October 14, 1938, in Hardburley, Kentucky, she married Taylor Gayheart. Surviving are two sons, Higgins Gayheart of Sarasota, Florida, and Danny Gayheart of Michigan; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Gayheart on March 23, 1996; a daughter, Janice Combs Gayheart; two sons, Anderson “Pete” Gayheart and Odis Gayheart; two sisters, Anna Brewer and Luna Pitts; and a brother, David Russell. Graveside services May 6 at Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-3-2010
Gayheart Vivian, 57, of Rome City, died June 6, 2005 in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had been employed at Essex Wire in Ligonier and Topeka. She was a member of Church of the True God in South Milford. She was born July 8, 1947 in Knott County, Ky., to Elbert and Mary (Prater) Patrick. On April 10, 1964 in Noble County she married Odis Gayheart. He died June 13, 2002. Surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Odis Jr. of Kendallville and Larry and Brenda and Gary and Chris of Rome City; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Amos Noble of Fla.; 4 brothers and a sister-in-law, Jackie Patrick of Knott County, Ky., Loy and Luella Patrick of Hudson, Donnie Patrick of Rome City and Buster Patrick of Fla.; and 4 granddaughters, Morreen, Odessa, MaKayla and Ashlie Gayheart. Services Friday at Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-7-2005
Geauque Charles Stillman, 76, resident of Kendallville, died at his home there Saturday from pneumonia. He was born at Edgerton, O., the son of Augustus and Abigail Geauque and came to Kendallville in Dec. 1881 when he entered the employ of Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. as a bookkeeper and remained in their employ until the time of this death, being the oldest employee in point of service. He was promoted rapidly and soon was as the head of branch houses in Philadelphia, New York and other eastern cities. He was united in marriage to Miss Ida Knight of Utica, Mich., in 1883, he and his bride making their home in Kendallville. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Masonic Order of Kendallville. Surviving are his widow; three sons, Ralph of Lansdowne, Pa., Phil and Edwin of San Francisco, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Zada Hammel of Columbus, O., and six grandchildren. Services Monday from the home. Burial, Edgerton, O., his birthplace. + 10-?-1936
Geauque Jessie
, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Weingart, wife of Phil Geauque, died at Phoenix Arizona. Funeral was at the home of her parents on E. Rush St. this afternoon. ^ 3-29-1911 She was born in Kendallville April 5, 1899 and married Phillip E. Geauque of Chicago on July 3, 1910. She leaves her parents, husband and sister, Pearl. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-31-1911
Gebhardt Ruth, 73, of 4502 Wilmette Drive died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital where she had been hospitalized with burns received in a home fire accident on Dec. 29. She was a life member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Survivors include a son, Lionel Jr., with whom she lived; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Helmer, Avilla, Mrs. Mary Ullen, Reseda, Calif., Mrs. Gladys Koehlinger and Mrs. Florence Mangan, both of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Walter Schueler, Fort Wayne; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in the Mungovan & Sons Mortuary, Fort Wayne. ~ 3-21-1968
Geddes - son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Geddes, was born May 28, 1888 and died Aug. 10, age 2 months and 13 days. Funeral at the residence on Mott St. last Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + No date ^ 8-17-1888
Geddes Emma Viola (Day) was born in Auburn, Ind. Sept.14, 1875 and died at her home in Kendallville April 14, 1910. She married Alvin Geddes in Kendallville June 20, 1897 and has lived here ever since with the exception of a few months’ residence in Elkhart. Funeral was held at the home on Sheridan St. Wednesday. Burial, Waterloo beside her parents. She leaves the husband, one sister and 2 nieces. ^ 4-16-1910
Geddes Henry E, 77, born at Lisbon south of Kendallville, a Kendallville business man for many years, died Nov. 25. Funeral Thursday. Burial, LaGrange Cemetery. + 11-?-1941
Geddes James D was born Aug. 10, 1858 and was a native of Noble County. His death occurred Jan. 11, 1891. On Dec. 13, 1882 he married Ida M. Longyear. He united with the M. E. Church of Kendallville Sept. 2, 1888. Of his immediate family he leaves the wife, his father, two sisters, 4 brothers. + 1-11-1891 ^ 1-19-1891
Geddes Jeremiah died on Wednesday at the residence of his son, William, in this city, at the age of 82. He had resided in the county many years. His remains were taken to Ohio for burial. ^ 10-17-1884
Gee Marcellus D, 67, native of DeKalb County and a resident of Kendallville the past 19 years, died Saturday at the Irene Byron Sanitarium where he had been a patient since last October. Death resulted from tuberculosis. ~ 5-28-1925
Gee Vera, 90, a resident of the Kendallville Nursing Home, died there today. Born in DeKalb County on June 26, 1890, she was the daughter of Milo and Martha (Aten) Brace. She married Leslie S. Gee on Nov. 23, 1913 in Kendallville. He died Sept. 16, 1963. She had lived in Kendallville 77 years, having moved from St. Joe. She had been employed for many years at the Kendallville Laundry and was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Hazel France of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Fordyce of Spencerville. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1980
Geedy Retta, about 62, died this morning from heart trouble at the home of her brother, M. M. Poppy, Los Angeles, Cal. Her husband, David, died about four years ago. They resided in Kendallville until going to California about 19 years ago. Surviving are two sisters and two brothers, Miss Dorothy Poppy of Glendale, Cal., Mrs. L. J. McConnell of Los Angeles, Cal., Charles Poppy of near this city, and M. M. Poppy, Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral arrangements have not been learned. + 3-?-1925
Geesaman Mary E Prentice, 63, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday at her residence. A native of Midland, she first married Franklin "Tack" Prentice of Kendallville, who died Jan. 26, 1970. She then married James L. Geesaman, who survives. The only other immediate survivor is a niece, Mrs. Beverly Thomas of Mahomet, Ill. Services today in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 4-?-1979
Gehring Anna, 79, R. 2, Avilla, died in McCray Hospital Wednesday. Cause of death was listed as the stroke which occurred shortly before her admittance to the hospital Tuesday. Born Sept. 16,1886, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Parr Hess. A member of the St. John Lutheran Church, she was married April 6, 1906 to August E. Gehring. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Pepe, Indianapolis, Mrs. F. A. Tomkins, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Dick Hemrick, New Haven; one son, Ronald, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Edward Hess, Kendallville and George Hess, Huntertown; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Reichard; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 12-9-1965 + 12-?-1965
Gehring August E, 92, who resided in New Haven, moving from Avilla nine years ago, was a retired farmer and a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven. Services were held May 3 in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Luella Hemrick, New Haven, Mrs. Roselda Pepe, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Margaret Tomkins, Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Ronald, Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. Rickie Reed, LaGrange. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery, Avilla. ~ 5-15-1975 + 5-?-1975
Gehring Beverly May, 66, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Oct. 7, 1918 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Guy R. and Maggie (Milk) Failor. On June 17, 1936 she married Ronald G. Gehring. She lived in Fort Wayne 48 years and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Sandra Ann Parr of Marietta, Ga., and Deborah May Leonard of Indianapolis; a son, Ronald K. of Fort Wayne; a sister, June M. Walden of Kendallville; two brothers, Richard G. of Fort Wayne, and Linford T. of Howe; and six grandchildren. Services Saturday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Concordia Gardens. + 10-3-1985
Gehring Esther M, 78, died Nov. 26, 2007 at Shepherd of the Hill, Kendallville. She had worked at the Kendallville Laundry and McCray Hospital. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. She was born Nov. 24, 1929 in Noble County to Kenneth and Flora (Hasselman) Gehring. Surviving are 2 sisters, Evelyn Shumaker of Kendallville and Phyllis McCarty of Avilla; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Fran and Ken and Bonnie Gehring, all of Kendallville. Services Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-27-2007
Gehring Flora P, 79, Kendallville died Monday at Parkview Hospital. She was born in Noble County July 10, 1906, the daughter of Henry and Helena (Pankop) Hasselman. She married Kenneth Gehring Oct. 21, 1922. He died July 3, 1984. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Phyllis) McCarty, R. 2, Avilla, Mrs. W. D. (Evelyn) Schumaker and Esther Gehring, both Kendallville; two sons, William and Kenneth, Kendallville; three sisters, Anna Lehman and Henrietta Pankop, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Harold (Lucille) Hecht of Kendallville; four brothers, Carl, Art and Ralph, Kendallville; Howard of Angola; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-30-1986 + 1-27-1986
Gehring Helen, Ligonier, died Feb. 13 in Goshen Hospital, due to a stroke. She was born Oct. 3, 1902 in Ligonier, a daughter of Jess and Essie (Swickard) Hite. She was a lifelong resident of Ligonier. On Dec. 24, 1923 she was married to Hallie F. Gehring in Goshen. He died in Feb. 1965. She was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church. Survivors include four sons, Harold, Syracuse, James, Elkhart, Ted, Middlebury, and Tom of Ligonier; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Keith of Ligonier; and two sisters, Dorothy Kime, Ligonier, and Mrs. Mabel Sheline, Goshen. Funeral Feb. 15 in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-13-1978
Gehring Henry, a farmer living about 6 miles northeast of this city, committed suicide last Thursday by cutting his throat. He was in his sixty-second year and was the father of four sons and four daughters. Funeral Saturday from the residence. ^ 11-29-1906
Gehring James F, 60, of Elkhart, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, South Bend. He was born July 5, 1925 in Ligonier. He retired in 1967 from the U. S. Air Force, after which he worked for Williams Products, Elkhart, until 1983. He was a member of the U. S. Air Force Sergeants Association and Elkhart Moose Lodge 599. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; one son, Mitchell DeArmond, Elkhart; three brothers, Tom, Ligonier, Harold Fred, Syracuse, and Ted of Turrell, Ark.; and three grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home. Burial, Chapel Hill, Osceola. + 11-2-1985
Gehring John, about 67, farmer and lifelong resident of this county, died July 2, 1944 when the automobile he was driving swerved from the pavement and crashed into a tree on the Drake Road a few miles west of Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1944
Gehring John Harold, 63, died March 16, 2007 at St. Petersburg, Fla. He was born in Adrian, Mich. on December 30, 1943 to Robert Claude and Gretta Mae (Lehner) Gehring. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1962 and served as a Green Beret in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Surviving are 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Sharon Anderson and Roberta and Jack Frederick of Kendallville. Memorial services Thursday at First Christian Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-27-2007
Gehring Kenneth R, 79, of 435 N. Park Ave., died today at McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County Nov. 25, 1904 to John and Belle (Kiser) Gehring. On Oct. 21, 1922 he married Flora Hasselman. He was a retired farmer and a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Phyllis) McCarty of R. 2, Avilla, Mrs. W. D. (Evelyn) Shumaker of Kendallville, and Esther at home; two sons, William of Meadow Lane, Kendallville, and Kenneth of R. 1, Kendallville; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-3-1984
Gehring Robert C, 66, Kendallville, died today in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, from complications following a car accident in September. He was born in Jefferson Twp May 29, 1911 to John and Belle (Kiser) Gehring. He married Gretta M. Lehner in Kendallville on Dec. 31, 1931. He was a lifetime resident of Noble County and retired after 23 years with Kraft Foods in 1973. He was a member of the Mitchell St. United Methodist Church and contributed many hours to the building of Kendallville’s Youth Center. Two sisters, Hazel and Celia, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife; one brother, Kenneth, R. 1, Kendallville; two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Anderson and Mrs. Jack (Roberta) Frederick; one son, John, all Kendallville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 10-26-1977 + 10-?-1977
Geib Caroline, widow of the late Jacob Geib of near Rome City, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Adrian Hilliard on S. Clark St. Sunday morning from tuberculosis. An adopted son, Arthur, is the only survivor. Short services at the home here Tuesday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. ^ 1-30-1911
Geib Jacob died at his home near Rome City this morning from a cancerous growth on the face. He was born in Germany and died at the age of 71 years 11 months and 13 days. He leaves a wife, one son and six brothers and one sister. Funeral at the Methodist Church at Rome City Saturday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. ^ 4-27-1910
Geiger Adrian Milford, 71, died Friday at his home in Sparta Twp. He was born December 9, 1896 in Noble Twp, the son of John D. and Rachel (Marker) Geiger. On June 15, 1928 he married Mary R. Birch. He is survived by his widow; three sons, J. D., North Webster, Charles R., Cromwell, and Hugh, Columbia City; 10 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Snell of Merriam. Services Monday in J. A. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-?-1968
Geiger Charlotte M, 91, died Aug. 29, 2001 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a member of Collins United Methodist Church. She was born Jan. 16, 1910 in Whitley County to William and Effie (Johnson) Hunt. In 1942 she married Perry O. Geiger, who died in 1966. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Helen Urshel in 1971; a son, Ronald Grawcock in 1991; and a brother, Sidney Hunt. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Grawcock of Collins; a grandson and his wife, Randy and Paula Grawcock of Churubusco; 3 granddaughters and their husbands, Linda and Scott Anderson, Peggy and Roger LeFever and Patsy and Keith Targgart, all of Churubusco; and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 8-31-2001
Geiger Cliffton Miford, 61, R. 4, Albion, died today in Whitley County Hospital. He was an assembler and foreman at L. M. L. Corp. in Columbia City. He was born Oct. 9, 1926 in Noble Twp to Willis S. and Goldie Marie (Brown) Geiger. He married Evelyn Jean Breisch on March 7, 1951 in Huntington. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Eagles Lodge 1906 in Columbia City, the Sheriff’s Association and Troopers Benevolent Association. He is survived by his wife; one son, Cliffton of Ligonier; two daughters, Laura Lavon Ross, R. 1, Columbia City, and Joni Marie Tipton, R. 4, Albion; and one brother, Donald, Nappanee. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Sunday at Big Lake Church of God. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 12-24-1987
Geiger Clifton "Jake", 77, of R. 7, Columbia City, died Nov. 17 in Whitley County Hospital. Services will be in Sheets Funeral Home today. He was born Nov. 15, 1898 to Benjamin and Jennie Weirick Geiger of Whitley County. He was married Nov. 21, 1925 to the former Irene Krider, and they spent their entire lives near Collins where they were engaged in farming. For years they grew onions, mint and potatoes in that area. He was a member of Collins United Methodist Church and was active in Farm Bureau. Survivors include two sons, Charles of R. 3, Columbia City, and Dale of R. 7, Columbia City; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Blanchard of R. 4, Columbia City, Mrs. Herbert Sutton of R. 1, Huntertown, and Mrs. Jack Rugg of New Haven; 17 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl of Columbia City and one sister, Mrs. Ross Egolf of Ligonier. Burial Eel River Cemetery. ~ 11-20-1975
Geiger Clyde, 71, a farmer residing southwest of Albion, died April 1, 1956 at McCray Hospital, Kendallville following a heart attack. Surviving are a son, Eugene, Hammond; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Barnhart, Fort Wayne; a brother, Vern, Wolf Lake. His wife, Lela, died last Sept. Services Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 4-?-1956
Geiger Dorothy, 65, of Churubusco, died Oct. 8 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 3, 1933 in Columbia City to Cyrus C. and Evelyn M. (Kelly) Cable and was an area resident all her life. She was a graduate of Columbia City High School, attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a retired 4-H leader for Whitley and Allen counties. She married Charles (Chic) Geiger on Nov. 14, 1964, and he survives with 5 daughters and their husbands, Lori and Tom Krider, Columbia City, Linda Sponseller, Albion, Julie and Glen Malcolm, LaOtto, Heidi Geller and Heather and Rick Trent II of Churubusco; and 2 sons, Jeff and wife Karen of Grabill, and Tyron W. of Churubusco; and 14 grandchildren; 2 sisters and their husbands, Becky and Dean Phillips, Columbia City, Susie and John Ginter, Bloomington. Two sisters and her parents preceded her in death. Funeral at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 10-22-1998
Geiger Earl Dae, Wolf Lake, died March 2, 1987 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne, where he was admitted a few hours earlier. He was born July 2, 1911 in Noble County, where he lived most of his life, to Arnie and Hazel Birch Geiger, both deceased. He married Mary Jane Hyndman February 10, 1936, who died in 1977. Surviving are three sons, George, Roger and Rex, all Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Leroy (Willodean) Whiteman, Noble County. He was retired from Weatherhead Corporation, Columbia City. Services Thursday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 3-?-1987
Geiger Elsie, 66, R. 1, Wawaka, died Thursday at her home. She was born May 17, 1914 in Porter County, the daughter of John and Josephine (Hayes) Dorgan. On Oct. 6, 1931 she married Robert Geiger. She was a member of the Wawaka area community the past 49 years. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Anna Mae) Gausmann, R. 1, Wawaka; a son, Herbert, rural Syracuse; and four grandchildren. Services in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 5-?-1981
Geiger Emanuel A, 93, a native of Noble County, and father of Mrs. Dorothy Gause, died last Wednesday in the Richmond State Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Churubusco and burial was made in Riverview Cemetery in Allen County. He was born June 9, 1872, the son of Nathan and Augusta Diffendarfer Geiger. He married Matilda McCoy in 1893. She died in 1962. Other survivors, in addition to the daughter, are four sons, a daughter; 39 grandchildren, 101 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister. One son and two daughters preceded in him death. ~ 4-21-1966
Geiger Erma Jean Marker, 67, Wolf Lake, died Saturday at the home of a daughter in Fort Wayne. She was born in Noble County, the daughter of Shelby and Cornelia (Back) Johnson. She married Dale H. Marker Dec. 1, 1934 in Columbia City. He died Nov. 12, 1968. On Dec. 2, 1978 in Wolf Lake, she married Earl "Dae" Geiger. She was a retired school cafeteria cook at Wolf Lake School, retiring in 1975. She attended Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. George (Dora) Wilmer, Fort Wayne; three sons, Roger L. Marker of Avilla, Dennis D. Marker of Wolf Lake and Dallas B. Marker of Hudson; two sisters, Jeanette Knafel and Mae Cunningham, both of Columbia City; two brothers, Robert Johnson of Florida and Gus Johnson of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren. Four brothers preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 8-1-1985 + 7-27-1985
Geiger Evelyn G, 70, of Churubusco, died December 14, 2005 at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, FL, after suffering an apparent heart attack. She was born February 9, 1935 in Churubusco to Charles W. and Genevieve M. (Lothamer) Brendel. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1953. She married Gene L. Geiger on April 11, 1953 in Ege. Surviving are her husband; 4 daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and William Rogers of Frankfort, Carolyn and Daryl Erwin and Connie and Gary Gordon of Churubusco, and Cynthia and Mark Stangland of Merriam; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, David L. and Debra and Darrin E. and Kelly Geiger of Churubusco, and Terry L and Dana Geiger of Avilla; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Inn Bolen and Pauline and Richard Kettleborough of Churubusco, and Bernice and Robert Love of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Ervin C. and Jean Brendel and Earl W. Brendel of Churubusco; her father-in-law, Emanuel Geiger of Churubusco; 24 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven L. Geiger in 1995. She was employed as a personnel assistant at BRC Rubber & Plastics Inc. in Churubusco for 10 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church, its Rosary Sodality, and the Fort Wayne Christian Women's Club. Services at St. John Bosco Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-26-2006
Geiger Franklin, 31, a lifelong resident of Noble County and a resident of the Cromwell community, died November 10, 1965 when an excavation he was working in at Syracuse caved in. Fellow workmen at the site administered artificial respiration but failed to revive him. He was completely covered in the cave-in and death was due to suffocation. He was married to Doris Lee Crowder and is survived by one son, Franklin; and one daughter, Debra, both at home; two brothers, Clifton of Albion, and Donald of Middlebury. Services at a Columbia City funeral home November 13. + 11-?-1965
Geiger Franklin, 96, a lifelong farmer in Green Twp died December 22, 2010. He was born March 2, 1914 in Noble County, a son of Herschel and Leona (Eberly) Geiger. He and his wife Lenora Ellen (Fulk) Geiger would have been married 70 years on February 27, 2011. In addition to being engaged in farming, he was also a co-owner of the former Geiger Equipment, Inc. in Churubusco for many years. As a child he joined the Sugar Grove Church of God. Surviving are his wife; two daughters Joan (Hanson) Young and Janice (Robert) Parquet; a son John F. (Janis) Geiger; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers Earl, Everett, H. William, and Thomas Geiger, and by infant twin brothers. Funeral Dec. 24 at Sugar Grove Church of God. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 12-23-2010
Geiger George Arna, 61, retired Noble Twp farmer, died Tuesday at his home after an illness of four years. Surviving are the wife, Hazel; a son, Earl, Wolf Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Leroy Whiteman, at home; two stepsons, Clarence Scoby, Columbia City, and J. C. Scoby of Noble Twp; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Willis of Noble Twp, and Adrian of near Kimmell; and two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Dyer of Wabash, and Mrs. Harry Snell, Noble Twp. Services Friday at the Big Lake Church of God. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 5-?-1948
Geiger George H of R. 3, Churubusco, died Tuesday. He was born December 30, 1935 in Allen County to Earl G. and Mary E. Harter Geiger. On January 19, 1963 he married Betty Heffelfinger. They lived their entire life at the present residence. He served with the National Guard for eight years. An employee of Dana at Fort Wayne since 1968, he was a member of the American Legion Post 157, the 40 & 8, and the Eagles Lodge of Garrett. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Debra at home; his mother; three brothers, Paul, Charles and Harry, all of R. 1, Churubusco; six sisters, Mrs. William (Leona) Uptgraft of Albion, Mrs. Garry (Claire) Nuenthel of Edgerton, Wis., Mrs. Elfred (Helen) Bolenbaugh of R. 3, Churubusco, Mrs. Gene (Mary Ann) Gaerte of Albion, Mrs. Robert (Bonnie)Rabbit from Huntertown, and Mrs. Gerald (Pauline) Lane of Rock, Mich. Services at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco, Friday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 8-13-1981 + 8-?-1981
Geiger Grace M, 73, former LaOtto area resident, died June 27 at DeKalb Hospital. She was born April 21, 1907 in Noble County to Henry and Cora Fogel Wappes. In 1923 she married Jesse Geiger. They lived in Noble County and the LaOtto area until 1979 when they moved to Auburn. He died Oct. 5, 1973. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Auburn and Huntertown Eastern Star. * 7-10-1980
Geiger H Clyde, 71, (b. 7-11-1894) a farmer residing southwest of Albion, died April 1, 1956 at McCray Hospital, where he had been taken 10 days ago following a heart attack. Surviving are a son, Eugene, Hammond; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Barnhart, Fort Wayne; and a brother, Verne, Wolf Lake. His wife, Leah, died last September. Services Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 4-?-1956
Geiger Harold A, 80, of R. 4, Albion, died Sunday at his residence. He was born July 27, 1904 in Noble County, the son of Willis S. and Nellie (Nulf) Geiger. On March 15, 1926 in Centreville, Mich., he married Treva I. Ritter. A lifetime county resident, he retired from farming 15 years ago. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Roger, Ted and Joe, all of R. 4, Albion; a half-sister, Julie Ann Gaff of Columbia City; two half-brothers, Clifton of R. 4, Albion, and Donald of Nappanee; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services Wednesday in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 7-21-1985
Geiger Hazel, 79, of R. 3, Churubusco, died Saturday in St. Joseph Hospital at Fort Wayne. She was born Feb. 21, 1903 in Green Twp, the daughter of Wilbert and Laura Diffendarfer Pippenger. On May 17, 1919 she was married to Forrest Geiger. They resided in Noble County for 13 years prior to moving to Whitley County where they have resided since in the Churubusco area. Survivors include her husband, Forrest; two sons, Ervin of R. 4, Albion and Dwight of Churubusco; two daughters, Mrs. John (Marcelle) Baughman and Mrs. Dailey (Alverda) Fogle, Churubusco; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ted of Churubusco and Phil of Albion; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Akers of Churubusco, Mrs. Leo (Ilene) Owen of Ligonier, Mrs. Lila Fleck of Paulding, Ohio, and Mrs. Leslie (Lenita) Gondas of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by one son, Allen; one daughter, Lavelda; one brother, Everett; and two sisters, Ethel and Viva. Services Tuesday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 6-?-1982
Geiger Herbert Lee, 58, died Sept. 1, 2002 at Diamond Lake, Wawaka. He served in the U.S. Army 1965-1967 and was a farmer in the Syracuse area. He had also worked as a mechanical engineer for StarCraft and Utilmaster until his recent retirement. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity at Ball State University. He was born in Noble County April 19, 1944 to Robert V. and Elsie Virginia (Dorgan) Geiger. He married Lisa A. Kuhn on July 1, 1984 in the Syracuse Church of God. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Nicole Geiger of Diamond Lake; a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Christopher Fuleki of Fort Wayne; a sister and brother-in-law, Anna Mae and Walter Gausmann of Diamond Lake; a grandson, Eion Fuleki. Services Friday at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery with military honors. ^ 9-4-2002
Geiger Herschel O, 76, of Green Twp, died March 30, 1958 at Whitley County Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of this county, he was a member of the Sugar Grove Church of God. Surviving are five sons, Earl, R. Franklin, Everett and William, all of Green Twp, and Thomas of Columbia City; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother. Funeral Wednesday at the church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 3-?-1958
Geiger Hester, 97, Noble County native and former Kendallville resident, died this morning in the Methodist Memorial Home in Warren. She was born March 28, 1874 to Henry and Mary J. (Harp) Harter and married Melvin Geiger, who preceded her in death. She was a member of a United Methodist Church in Kendallville. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Sidle, South Milford; and two grandchildren. Services Saturday in Methodist Memorial Chapel. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 8-?-1971
Geiger J D, 82, of North Webster, died 14, 2012, at Mason Health & Rehab in Warsaw. He was born on September 7, 1929 in Noble County to Adrian M. & Mary R. (Birch) Geiger. Funeral Friday at Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster. Burial Sparta Cemetery. ^ 8-16-2012
Geiger J D "Jake", 61, of Churubusco, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 16, 1928 in Noble County, the son of Tony and Venus (Herron) Geiger. On Jan. 18, 1945 in New Port, Ky., he married Phyllis Jones. A lifetime area resident, he had worked for International Harvester in Fort Wayne for 34 years. He was a member of Good News Baptist Church, Churubusco. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Steve (Sherral) Marshan of Columbia City, Mrs. Lawrence (Kenna) Woodring of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Rex (Kathy) Shisler of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Tom (Marilyn) Fulk of Churubusco; 10 brothers, Duane, Glenn, Jimmie and Lynn, Churubusco, Jack of Hernando, Miss., Bill, Larry and Roger, Glendale, Ariz., Don of Flagstaff, Ariz., and C. L. "Pete" of Springfield, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Good News Baptist Church, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-17-1989
Geiger Jacob, 83, died at his home in Collins last Tuesday following a long illness of complications. ~ 5-28-1925
Geiger James W Jr, 59, of Fort Wayne, was pronounced dead on arrival Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne on October 13, 1934 to James W. and Evelyn (Hines) Geiger Sr. He married Edith Leslie Weeks September 6, 1985. She died April 3, 1990. He grew up in Fort Wayne and entered the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Following his military service he lived in Boston, returning to this area in 1966. He moved to Tennessee in 1971 and was disabled in a construction accident that same year. He returned to this area in 1983. While in Fort Wayne he was employed in the maintenance department of Lutheran Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; 5 sons, Robert F., James W. III, Michael A., and Joseph F., all of Fort Wayne, and John D. of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; 5 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Patty) Bleich, Mrs. Neil (Joanne) McElry, Mrs. Emil (Mary Ann) Ellis, Threse F. Geiger and Evelyn M. Bellis, all of Fort Wayne; a sister, Barbara Geiger of Fort Wayne; 32 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers. Funeral Sunday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-25-1994
Geiger Jane, wife of Harvey Geiger and daughter of Samuel Moore, died May 15, 1878. She leaves a husband and 3 small children. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. AlbionNew Era 5-30-1878
Geiger Janice I, 70, of Columbia City, died Aug. 31, 2009 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Green Twp in Noble County on January 18, 1939, a daughter of Homer J. and Sarah A. (Gaff) Owen. She graduated from Albion High School in 1957. On January 18, 1958 she married Dale E. Geiger in Decatur. She was a member of the Sugar Grove Church of God. Surviving are her husband; a son Dalen (April) Geiger of Columbia City; a daughter Debbie (Phil) Gebert of Columbia City; two brothers Jack (Jane) Owen of Albion and Dennis (Wanda) Owen of Lafayette; two sisters Kay (Wilbur) Freeman of Marion and Joyce (Richard) Caskey of Ligonier; and four grandchildren Brelle (Brandon) Bridge, Bralen Gebert, Brittany and Colton Geiger. She was preceded in death by a brother Darryl Owen. Services Friday at Sugar Grove Church of God. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 9-2-2009
Geiger Jesse, 67, was born March 30, 1906 in Green Twp to Elmer and Anna Diffendarfer Geiger. He married Grace Wappes June 16, 1924 and they lived eight years in Green Twp and resided 41 years in their present LaOtto home. He retired from the International Harvester September 1972, where he had been employed 20 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 200, Fort Wayne. He died Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Other survivors include two sons, Howard at home and Paul, Fort Wayne; three granddaughters and one great-granddaughter; two half-sisters, Mrs. Richard Payne, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Delbert Cripe, Columbia City. Services Monday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. ~ 10-11-1973 + 10-?-1973
Geiger Jimmy R, 64, died unexpectedly at Parkview Whitley Hospital on Jan. 16, 2008. He was the owner and operator of Geiger Amoco in Churubusco from 1986 until the station closed in 2004. He had worked at International Harvester in Fort Wayne and at C&A Tool and Engineering in Churubusco. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1961 and was a member of Sugar Grove Church of God. He was born April 19, 1943 in Green Twp to Tonny and Venus (Herron) Geiger. He married Diane Boggess on Sept. 21, 1963 in Churubusco. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Amy (Cary) Blake of Decatur and Annette Pitz of Fort Mitchell, Ky.; 3 sons, Brent of New York City, Deron of Decatur, and Brock of Churubusco; 6 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Joan of Hernando, Miss., Bill and Wavelin of Prescott, Ariz., C. L. and Chris of Marysville, Ohio, Larry and Kathy and Roger and Barbara of Phoenix, Ariz., and Richard and Valerie of Churubusco; and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Fulk; and 5 brothers, J. D., Duane, Glenn, Don and Gerald. Services Sunday at Sugar Grove Church of God. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ^ 1-18-2008
Geiger John, 29, was killed Monday. He failed to turn at the end of a county blacktop road and the car rammed into the bank across from the County Farm Road. He served in the Army in the ETO during WW II, received two bronze stars and the purple heart, and was employed by Ball Bros. in Muncie prior to accepting employment in this locality. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Geiger of Knapp Lake; three brothers, Cliffton, R. 3, Columbia City, Don, Cincinnati, and Franklin in the Army in Germany; a sister, Mrs. Julie Gaff of Cromwell; and a half-brother, Harold of R. 4, Albion. Services Wednesday. + 10-?-1954
Geiger John, a brother of Will and Alfred Geiger of Green Twp, is dead at Campbellsville, Ky. He also had a brother George at Churubusco and two sisters. He spent the summer here but went to Kentucky this fall. The remains will be brought to Churubusco for burial. ~ 12-24-1913
Geiger Joseph F, 69, former farmer and onion grower near Kimmell, in recent years a grocery dealer at Warsaw, died of carcinoma Sept. 24 at McDonald Hospital in Warsaw, and funeral rites were held Sunday at Sparta Christian Church in Kimmell. Surviving are a daughter, a grandson, four brothers and a sister. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1943
Geiger Kay, 66, died Dec. 16, 2007 at her Churubusco residence. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1959. She retired from C&A Tool & Engineering in Churubusco in 1999 and was a member of Churubusco American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 157. She was born Oct. 4, 1941 in Wolf Lake to George and Alberta (Gongaware) Wakeman. On Feb. 19, 1987 she married Harry Geiger in Las Vegas. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Trina Peters and Sherri and Michelle Godschalk of Fort Wayne; a son, Harold C. Coil II; a stepdaughter; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Wakeman of LaOtto; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rosalie Wakeman, on Dec. 25, 2004. Services Thursday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 12-18-2007
Geiger Leah, 66, (b. 7-7-1889) died at noon September 5 at her home in Noble Twp about five miles southwest of Albion of a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are the husband, Clyde; a son, Eugene of Hammond; four sisters, Mrs. Merle Hiatt of Albion, Mrs. Verne Geiger of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Tom Hufty of Syracuse, and Mrs. Fern Borgman in Japan; two brothers, Leonard Moore of Albion, and Albert Moore. Services Wednesday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 9-?-1955
Geiger Margaret died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where she had submitted to an operation only a few days before. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Summers, born in Noble County on Sept. 25, 1852. She was married to William E. Geiger on June 19, 1875. The husband and a son, Elmer E. of Noble County; and a daughter, Mrs. Noah Grocock, also of Noble County, survive, also one brother Nate Summers. Funeral at the Sugar Grove Church one-half mile from the Geiger home, of which the deceased was a member, Tuesday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 6-?-1930
Geiger Margaret A, 84, of Churubusco died August 16, 2012, at the residence of her daughter. She born in Churubusco on December 22, 1927, a daughter of Joseph W. and Gertrude (Campbell) Overly. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1946. On November 29, 1947 she was married in Albion to M. Duane Geiger. She had been a member of the Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157 Ladies Auxiliary in Churubusco. Mr. Geiger died on October 16, 1992. Surviving relatives include her children Linda L. (Stephen) Epperson of Fort Wayne, and Gary (Pam) Geiger, Sharon (Dennis) Born, and Randy (Mui) Geiger, all of Churubusco; a sister Mary Klausing of Yuma, Ariz; 9 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters Hettie Reed and Bertha May Guthrie; and by 2 brothers Joseph W. Overly, Jr. and Charles Overly. Graveside services Aug. 20 at Riverview Cemetery. Sheets Funeral Home 8-17-2012
Geiger Mary Ann died at her home in Collins May 22, 1928 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 4 days. She was born in Ohio July 18, 1845, to Daniel and Elizabeth Hawk Homsher, deceased. She was married to Jacob Geiger Aug. 24, 1865. He died May 19, 1925. The following children survive, L. E. of Smith Twp, Mrs. Cecil Weirick at home; Mrs. Perry Gordon and Mrs. Oscar Marker, Allen County, and S. A. of Ravenna, Ohio. There are 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ at Collins. Funeral Thursday at U.B. Church, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 5-?-1928
Geiger Mary G, of Albion, died Feb. 3 in her residence. She was born Aug. 4, 1927 in Berne to Charles Wesley and Grace Bernice (Laukhart) Ray. On Jan. 8, 1949 in Fort Wayne she married Roger D. Geiger. She moved as a child from Adams County to Huntertown in 1935. She lived at her present Noble County address for 40 years. She worked for brief periods at General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne and Montgomery Ward in Columbia City. She was a graduate of Huntertown High School and attended Big Lake Church of God. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Steve D. and Sharon Geiger of Columbia City, and Brian and Mandy Geiger of Albion; a brother, Clyde of LaOtto and 7 grandchildren, Amber, Casey, Joshua and Reid Geiger of Albion, and Chris, Pat and Matthew Geiger of Columbia City. She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 sisters, Helen Knott, Vivien Johnson, Luella Allen and Maxine Jones. Funeral in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ~ 2-12-1998
Geiger Mary R, 96, of Cromwell, died April 28, 2004 at Miller's Merry Manor of Syracuse. She was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ. She was born Sept. 14, 1907 in Noble County to Edward and Stella (Pritchard) Birch. In 1928 in Merriam she married Adrian M. Geiger. He died in 1968. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, JD and Bonita of North Webster, Charles and Pat of Cromwell and Hugh and Kay of Columbia City; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 4-29-2004
Geiger Nora, 94, a resident of the Peabody Memorial Home in North Manchester the past 10 ˝ years, died there October 15. She was born April 26, 1885 in Hancock County, the daughter of Oliver and Sarah E. (Sipe) Moore. She married Verne E. Geiger April 20, 1907, and he died May 31, 1968. She moved to North Manchester from Wolf Lake and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors are a son, Fred L. of Ligonier; a foster daughter, Mrs. J. D. Egolf of Columbia City; a sister, Mrs. Fern Borgman of Japan. Two sons, four sisters, and three brothers preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Peabody Memorial Chapel. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1979
Geiger Orlando, 82, died July 14 in Lutheran Hospital. Born in Whitley County Oct. 14, 1898, he was the son of Emanuel and Matilda (McCoy) Geiger. He married Leila Shlater in 1920 and she died in 1955. He married Nadine Welch July 25, 1962. He was a farmer and employee of McCray Refrigerator in Kendallville where he retired in 1971. He has resided most of his life in Noble and Whitley counties. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Betty) Boggs, R. 1, Churubusco; a son, Robert C. L., Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Purl Gause, LaOtto; three brothers, Forest, Murray and Emanuel, all Churubusco; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Services Friday in the Good News Baptist Church, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 7-23-1981 + 7-14-1981
Geiger Phyllis M, 85, died February 21, 2010 at her home. She was born December 19, 1924 in Eel River Township, a daughter of John I. and Fern S. (Brandon) Jones. On January 18, 1945 she was married in New Port, Kentucky to J. D. “Jake” Geiger. She was a member of the Good News Baptist Church in Churubusco. Mr. Geiger died January 17, 1989. The surviving relatives include her daughters Sherral (Steve) Marschand of Columbia City, Kenna (Lawrence “Butch”) Woodring of Hartville, Ohio, and Kathy (Rex) Shisler of Albion; a sister Avonelle (Roger) Stampe of Churubusco; two brothers Roger (Mary) Jones and Robert (Nancy) Jones, both of Churubusco; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister Eunice Steinbarger. Funeral Feb 27 at Good News Baptist church. Sheets and Childs 2-22-2010
Geiger Rachel, 90, a native of Noble County, died May 4 at the home of her son, Adrian, near Wolf Lake from pneumonia and heart disease. Services were Saturday at Merriam Christian Chapel with interment in the church cemetery. She was born Jan. 16, 1850 to Ephraim and Elizabeth Fisher Marker and was married April 4, 1878 to John D. Geiger, who died in October 1928. Surviving are three sons, Willis, Arnie and Adrian, all of Noble County; two daughters, Mrs. Clifton Dyer of Wabash, and Mrs. William Snell, Noble County; a sister, Mrs. D. Winebrenner, Merriam. Preceding her in death were two sons, a daughter, six brothers and four sisters. + 5-?-1939
Geiger Robert V, 76, R. 1, Wawaka, died October 11 from an apparent heart attack at his residence. He was born Aug. 23, 1910 in Noble County, the son of Herbert and Grace (Mawhorter) Geiger. On Oct. 6, 1931 in Cosperville, he married Elsie "Virginia Mae" Dorgan, who preceded him in death in 1981. A lifetime county resident, he had resided at Diamond Lake 55 years. He was retired from the security department at International Harvester and was a member of Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Anna Mae) Gausmann of Diamond Lake; a son, Herbert L. of Syracuse; a brother, Roma of South Bend; and four grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 10-11-1986
Geiger Sadie, 58, sister of Mrs. I. J. Shambaugh of this place, died Sunday at her home at Charter Oak. She is survived by a husband, two sons and one daughter, two sisters and one brother. Funeral at the Churubusco U. B. Church today. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 10-2-1912
Geiger Thomas was born in Licking County, Ohio Dec. 22, 1814; died June 19, 1886, aged 74 years, 5 months and 27 days. ^ 6-10-1887
Geiger Verne E, 86, died Friday at his home in Wolf Lake. He was a retired rural mail carrier and farmer, and in recent years had operated an antique shop in his home at Wolf Lake. Surviving are the widow, Nora; one son, Fred, R. 2, Ligonier; and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Barnhart, Fort Wayne. Services Sunday from the Smith Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1968
Geiger Vivian, daughter of Cyrus and Martha Pollock, was born in Noble County, July 11, 1874. She was a member of a family of eight children, one brother, Milton, having preceded her in death. She died at her home in Kimmell March 13, 1932. September 24, 1899 she married Joseph F. Geiger. They had one daughter, Edrie. Survivors are the husband and daughter; three sisters, Mrs. William LaFong, Mrs. Myron Baker, Mrs. Harry Schlotterback; three brothers, Charles, Morton and Edwin Pollock. Funeral Wednesday at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1932
Geiger William E, 78, Noble County farmer, died Wednesday at his home three miles north of Churubusco. He recently suffered a stroke of paralysis. Two children survive, Elmer Geiger, and Mrs. Orpha Grocock. Two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clara McDuffee of Churubusco and Mrs. Irene Harter of Fort Wayne, survive. He was born in Noble County Sept. 11, 1852, the son of Thomas and Jane McGuire Geiger. His wife died last June. He was a member of the Church of God near his home and of the Churubusco Masonic Order. Funeral Saturday at Eel River Church. Burial, church cemetery. + 11-?-1930
Geiger Willis S, 76, of Cromwell, a farmer residing south of town, died Saturday in his home. Surviving are the widow, Goldie Marie; four sons, Harold of near Albion, Clifton of near Columbia City, Donald of Fort Wayne, and Cpl. Franklin with the Army in Augsburg, Germany; one daughter, Mrs. Julian Gaff of near Kimmell; a brother, Adrian of near Kimmell; and two sisters, Mrs. Lettie Deyer of Wabash, and Mrs. Fannie Snell of Merriam. Funeral Wednesday in J. A. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 7-?-1955
Geiser Jacob S, 67, R. 3, Kendallville, died today at his home on the Angling Road after suffering a heart attack. He was a welding engineer and an employee of the Burdett Oxygen Co., Cleveland, Ohio, from 1940 until his retirement in 1972. He was born March 3, 1914 in Elkhart, the son of Theodore and Theresa (Glessman) Geiser and moved to this community in 1952 from Fort Wayne. He was married Nov. 4, 1939 in Kendallville to Mary Amelia Strater. Surviving are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. John (Peg) Shank, R. 3, Kendallville; a son, Dr. John G., Lacon, Ill.; five grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Kathryn) Burnstine, Mrs. Theodora Huff, and Mrs. Boyd (Marguerite) Dygert, all Elkhart. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Home Lodge 342 F&AM, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Temple, all Fort Wayne, and a charter member of Noble County Shrine Club. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1981
Geiser Mary Amelia, 88, of Kendallville, died Dec. 17, 2003 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 5, 1915 in Kendallville to Bert and Mary (Mellott) Strater. She married Jacob S. Geiser on Nov. 4, 1939 in Kendallville. She was a surgical nurse for over 20 years at McCray Hospital. She was a member of the Leo Chapter of O.E.S., a graduate of Kendallville High School and attended Marion College. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Peg and John Shank, Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Cynthia Geiser of Lacon, Ill.; 6 grandchildren and their spouses, John and Cristy Shank, Susan and Mark Plencner, Jake and Chaelee Geiser, Sarah and Justin Biggs, Katie and Sean Redar, and Matt and Nanette Geiser; 12 great-grandchildren, Ben, Elizabeth, Daniel, William, Lydia, Sarah, Hannah, Joseph, Maria, Mary, Isabell and Jade. Services Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-19-2003
Geisinger Hubert E, 63, died Sunday in Whitley County Hospital. A former Auburn resident, he lived in rural Albion. He was born June 7, 1922 to Benjamin S. and Hazel (McClellan) Geisinger. He married Anna G. Reinig Aug. 28, 1946 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Waterloo. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Larry and Lonnie of Albion; three sisters, Georgene Bodey of Garrett, Elenora Brown of Auburn, and Mildred Woods of St. Joe; and nine grandchildren. One brother, Jerry, and a granddaughter preceded him in death. He was a retired 20-year employee of DeKalb Distributing Co., a member of the Auburn American Legion, Waterloo VFW and Garrett Eagles, and a veteran of WW II. Services Wednesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery. + 3-9-1986
Geller Harvey H, 80, of Hudson, Fla., died Friday in Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center, Hudson. He was born Dec. 22, 1903 in Superior, Wis., the son of John and Helen (McKenzie) Geller. On May 12, 1972 in Hudson he married Alta M. (Harrold) Fordyce, who survives. He moved from Superior to Fla. 22 years ago and was a retired lab technician for the dairy industry. Surviving are his wife; two stepdaughters, Alouise Moore of Kendallville, Edith Buss of Ligonier; a stepson, Charles Fordyce of Wolcottville. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 10-19-1984
Genda Henry A, about 44, died Dec. 5, 1946 at his home southeast of Avilla following a six-months’ illness. He was a farmer. He is survived by his widow, Edna Grocock Genda; two daughters, Lucille and Lorene; his father, John P. of Garrett; two sisters and two brothers. Funeral last Sunday at Avilla Evangelical Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 12-?-1946
Geno Delbert, 43, died Friday after being struck by a train. He was born Aug. 25, 1943. Graveside services Wednesday in Lake View Cemetery. + 5-8-1987
Gensimer Mary Ann was born November 7, 1867, the daughter of Joseph and Susan (Weaver) Gensimer who lived, and died in Avilla July 23, 1944. Her father was a native of Germany and was a member of a well-to-do German family. Her mother was born May 23, 1830 and died at Avilla Jan. 24, 1886. She was descended from a long line of Pennsylvania-Dutch families. + 7-?-1944
Gensimer Susan (Mrs. Joe) died from consumption and was buried at Mt. Pleasant last Saturday. ^ 7-2-1886
George Charles, 55, son-in-law of Mrs. Ora Hyndman died last Thursday in Sacramento, Calif. He was a railroader and suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep. He leaves his widow, Lucille, and one daughter, Orel. Funeral Dec. 12 with burial in Sacramento. + 12-?-1955
George Francis M, 80, an Avilla resident for six years, formerly of Elkhart, died Saturday in Souder Hospital, Auburn. He was born January 18, 1880 in Knox County. He was a retired master plumber. He was a member of Moose Lodge 286, Kenosha, Wis. Surviving are the widow, Florence; and six sisters, Mrs. Minnie Ritter, Angola; Mrs. Myrtle Hunt, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Nora Thompson, Hamilton; Mrs. Dora Miller, Pleasant Lake, Mrs. Mable Ringler, Bronson, Mich. and Miss Bess George, Avilla. Services Tuesday in the L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Pleasant Lake Cemetery. ~ 5-26-1960
George Steve died May 29, 1965 after suffering a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ted Davis of Skinner Lake, with whom he was making his home. He was born June 15, 1904 at Salem, Kansas. He is survived by five other daughters; one brother; and 25 grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Church in Albion. Burial, Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery. + 5-?-1965
Gephart Doris E, 78, died May 11 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Missouri, she had lived in Fort Wayne most of her life and retired in 1968 from General Electric Co. after 10 years. She was the widow of Harold W. Gephart. Surviving are two sons, Gary L and Norman L. Fryback, Fort Wayne; one sister, Ida Fuller, Avilla; one brother, Mark Larkin, Wolcottville; and six grandchildren. Services May 14 in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Entombment, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 5-22-1986
Gerard Betty J, 76, died Jan. 4, 2003 at Oak Leaf Nursing Home. She was a retired inspector for Johnson Controls. She graduated from Columbia City High School. She was born in Columbia City on Nov. 8, 1926. She married Robert Gerard in 1949. He died in 1972. Surviving are a son, Jerry of Syracuse; one brother and one sister. Graveside services Tuesday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-6-2003
Gerard Robert, 56, 116 King St., died today in McCray Hospital. He had been a resident of Kendallville seven years and employed as a machine operator at Kraft the past 20 years. Born July 27, 1915 in Whitley County, he was the son of Charles and Elizabeth English Gerard, both deceased. He was married Sept. 4, 1949 to Betty Dilts. Surviving are his wife, a son, Jerry at home; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Palmer, Columbia City, and Mrs. Luella Grants, Scottsdale, Ariz. He was a member of Mitchell Street United Methodist Church and a veteran of WW II. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. * 1972
Gerardot Floyd J, 64, R. 1, LaOtto, died Monday at his home. Death was due to a heart attack. Born January 28, 1906 near Monroeville in Allen County, he had lived at the LaOtto address for the past 16 years. He was married to Grace C. Lahman on Jan. 16, 1945 in Albion. He retired in 1968 from International Harvester Co. after 40 years service. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garrett. Surviving are the wife; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Carl Lapadot Sr., Fort Wayne; and five step-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 12-3-1970 + 12-?-1970
Gerber Ben Mr. and Mrs., of Ligonier, drowned at Rome City last Sunday. He was about 30 years of age and was engaged in the hardware business in Ligonier. ^ 6-9-1881
Gerber Betty J, 84, of Kendallville, died Dec. 21, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born Jan. 19, 1919 in Kendallville to William and Bessie Belle Hinkley Eichelbaugh. She married Gene H. "Andy" Gerber in Kendallville on Aug. 6, 1938. He died Jan. 12, 1994. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Beverly Gerber, Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and James Kruse, Kendallville; 4 grandsons and their wives, Kent and Cindy Ziebell, Michael and Terri Gerber, Scott and Denette Gerber, and Bradford Ziebell; 4 grandchildren. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-24-2003
Gerber Doris J, 81, of Garrett, died Dec. 21, 2010, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. She had worked at Miller’s Merry Manor for a period of time. She was a member of the Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. She was born Dec.27, 1928, in Garrett to John and Edith (Wilmot) Yarde. She married Carl L. Gerber on Sept. 7, 1947, in Garrett. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Carla (Scott) Winebrenner of Garrett; a son, Greg (Tammie) Gerber of Trenton, S.C.; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale (Alice) Yarde of Garrett; and a sister, Nancy (Don) Potter of Fort Wayne. Funeral Friday at Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ^ 12-22-2010
Gerber Elizabeth, an old settler of the year 1853, died at her home in Ligonier, March 1, 1896, aged 53 years, 9 months and 9 days. She was a native of Fairfield County, Ohio, born there May 22, 1842, daughter of James and Leah Morrell. The first eleven years of her life passed in her native county. In 1853 she came with her parents to Noble County. At the age of nineteen she became a partner with Daniel B. Gerber in the patriotic enterprise of establishing a home and founding a new family line. They were married Dec. 5, 1861. She left surviving her husband; five children, Mrs. John Yoder of Ligonier, Mrs. Frank Reese, Airline Junction, Ohio, Mrs. W. H. Hart, Albion, Ind., Miss Carrie and Earl, Ligonier; brothers, David of Holden, Mo., and James A. of LaGrange; and a sister, Mrs. C. A. Lantz. + Clippings book
Gerber Ida B died at a residence of her father near the Hawpatch March 16, 1890, aged 20 years, 29 months and 26 days. She was born in Clear Spring Twp, LaGrange County, Ind. Dec. 31, 1869. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral at Eden Chapel March 18. She leaves her parents, a brother and sister. + 3-16-1890
Gerber Iva L, 94, Kendallville, died Friday at McCray Hospital. She was born Oct. 27, 1983 in Delphos, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel B. and Mary E. (Holmes) Alexander. She married Carl B. Gerber March 30, 1907 in Pandora, Ohio. She had lived in Kendallville since moving here from Fort Wayne in 1937. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gladys K. Gardner, Kendallville, and Mrs. Ladonna C. Surface, Manchester, Ky.; two sons, Kenneth B. of N. Manchester, and Eugene H. of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church of Kendallville. Funeral Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1978
Gerber Marion S, 83, of Garrett, died May 8, 2012, in Garrett. She had been a production worker at County Line Cheese and Magnavox, retiring on May 31, 1990. She was born May 17, 1928, in Churubusco to Lodie Ray and Eve (Richards) Freeman. She married James R. Gerber on March 5, 1949, in Churubusco. Suviving are her husband; a son, Zane H. Gerber of Kendallville; a daughter, Roxanna S. Chapman of Anchor Point, Alaska; a brother, Wilbur Freeman of Marion; and a sister, Laura Shank of Churubusco. There will be no services or visitation. ^ 5-9-2012
Gerber Mary M was born in Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County, Pa. April 18, 1834, and died at her home in Ligonier, Ind. Sept. 19, 1903, aged 69 years 5 months and 1 day. She was the 6th in a family of 7 children and had been for ten years the only survivor of the family. She was one year old when her parents came to Indiana in 1835 and settled in the dense forest three miles north of Ligonier in what is generally known as the Hawpatch. They made this long journey with teams over poor roads and part of the way no roads, fording streams, requiring 44 days to make the trip. The first school she attended was taught by her father in a log school house erected by him on the spot where Salem Church now stands and where she later was a teacher in the Sabbath School for ten years. Her parents, Seymour and Sarah Cavin Moses, were among those who blazed the way to civilization. She was married to Eli B. Gerber Oct. 29, 1857 and has lived in present home 43 years. They had 6 children, Dora and Laura dying in infancy. Those living are Frank, Delta, Minnie and Dwight. She was a worker in the building and organization of the Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Funeral was Sept. 21. Interment at Ligonier. ^ 9-25-1903
Gerber Richard L, 44, a former Milford resident, was struck and killed by a car in Houston, Texas last Tuesday. He was a native of Ligonier, born Oct. 3, 1934 to Valentine and Alma (Mullett) Gerber. Formerly of the Milford community, he lived in Houston for the past four months. He was a linotype operator and a member of the Moose Lodge, Benton Harbor, Mi. Surviving are his mother, Milford; six children, Diana Lynn, Benton Harbor, Cynthia Ann and Lisa Dawn, Sarasota, Fla., Robert Allen, Benton Harbor, and Michael James and Christopher John, Sarasota; three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Helmuth, Elkhart, Mrs. Sally Winesburg, Winter Haven, Fla., and Mrs. Judy Smidtz, LaGrange; and four brothers, Arnold, Madisonville, La., Allen and Jerry, Syracuse and John, Milford. Services Saturday at Kerley-Stark Funeral Home, St. Joseph, Mich. Burial, St. Joseph. + 5-?-1979
Gerdes Carolyn Ruth, 61, died Friday in Parkview Hospital. She was retired in 1987 from Dana Corporation after 18 years. Surviving are her mother, Vera Gullickson, Fort Wayne; five daughters, Patricia Lambert, Fort Wayne, Lee Ringland, Lafayette, Bonnie Patterson, Hamilton Twp, N.J., Linda Lou Weimer, Albion, and Sharon Lee Weimer, Wolcottville; and 11 grandchildren. Memorial services Tuesday in St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne. + 4-1-1988
Gerhart Mary, 72 years, 7 months and 13 days, died in Milford Twp, LaGrange County Nov. 4 of dropsy. Funeral at Weston Chapel Nov. 4. ^ 11-11-1880
Gerig Martha, 76, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer Garman, Thursday, death resulting from the flu. Her husband died in 1928 and since that time she made her home with her daughter. She was a member of the Methodist Church. + 4-?-1947
Gerig Rosemary S (Sheets), 75, died Jan. 10, 2009 at Wabash County Hospital. She had been a teacher at McKinney Harrison School for 29 years, retiring in 1998l She was a former organist at Dayspring Community Church. She was a 1951 graduate of Avilla High School and 1955 graduate of Ball State University. She received a master's degree in 1971 from St. Francis College. Surviving are a son, Roger L. Gerig of Waterloo, and a daughter, Rhoda Gerig of Wabash. Her husband, Ardon B. Gerig, died in 1995; and 3 brothers, Donald, Warren and Dwight Sheets, also preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Dayspring Community Church, Auburn. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery at Auburn. ^ 1-14-2009
Gerke Margret E, 72, of R. 1, Albion, died Sunday (d. 2-29-1984) at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Aug. 14, 1911 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, she was the daughter of George and Isabelle (Leese) Kinnison. On May 15, 1966 in North Manchester she married Rudolph Gerke. She moved to the Albion area 14 years ago from Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Albion, Trinity Lutheran Church, Ligonier, American Legion Post 296, Fort Wayne, and VFW Auxiliary, Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Marybelle Grames of Albion, and Margaret Jarrett of Lakeland, Fla.; two sons, Sid Bowden of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Alfred Beam of Sarasota, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Nancy Mowery of Cleveland, Tenn., and Gloria Scheid of New Haven; and 12 grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-26-1984
Gerke Rudolph "Bud", 86, died Dec. 29, 2009 at Golden years Homestead in Fort Wayne. He was born May 8, 1927 in Fort Wayne to Rudolph and Frances (Cozik) Gerke. He served in the Navy during WW II. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Fort Wayne in 1985. He was a member of the VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville, the American Legion Post 330 in New Haven, 40 & 8, Kendallville Elks 1194, Albion Eagles and Martini Lutheran Church in New Haven. Survivors include 2 daughters, Nancy Champion of Benton, Tenn., and Gloria and Larry Zell of New Haven; 5 grandchildren, Al Mowery, Cassi Scheid, Mark Kenny, Jerry, Larry and Jenny and Terry and Sarah Scheid; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren, 5 brothers, Paul Gerke of Ligonier, Richard Gerke of Dallas, Texas, Kenneth Gerke of New Haven, John Gerke of New Haven and Ronnie Woods of Payne, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a grandson, J.D. Mowery, and 2 brothers, Robert and Walter. Funeral Jan. 4 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery with military honors. ^ 12-31-2009
Gerkin Jasper B was born in Sparta Twp, Nov. 18, 1853, the son of Harmon and Mary Gerkin. He died Jan. 3, 1924 at the age of seventy years, one month and sixteen days. He was married to Cecelia Knapp Feb. 9, 1873. They had one child who died in infancy. He united with the Christian Church at Oak Hill in 1882. He moved his membership when he moved his residence to Broadway. He was left an orphan at the age of twelve. He leaves his wife; one brother, William of Texas; a half-brother, Anderson of Marion, Ind.: two half-sisters, Mrs. William Brown and Mrs. Verner Hursey; and a stepsister, Miss Alice VanWagner, all of Cromwell. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge at Cromwell. + 1-?-1924
Geronimo
, noted Commanche Indian chief, died at Fort Sill, Okla. Feb. 17 from pneumonia. It will be remembered he cost the U. S. government more money than any other one Indian in the history of the country. He was nearly one hundred years old. He represented the very last of his race who held that the white man was his natural enemy and while conquered, he was never subdued. ^ 2-17-1909
Gerono Elizabeth A, about 90, died Nov. 5, 1969 at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born Dec. 25, 1878 in Wheimheim, Germany, the daughter of Leonard and Anna Marie (Kauff) Gerono. She came to the United States when two years old and lived in Huntington and in Fort Wayne from 1933 to 1958. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church of Fort Wayne. Surviving are three nieces. Funeral Nov. 7 at Sacred Heart Home chapel. Burial, Sacred Heart Home Cemetery. + 11-?-1969
Gersee John, 64, died at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla., Aug. 10, 1956 from a heart ailment. He had lived in Albion several years before moving to Florida three years ago. He came here from Detroit where he had been a member of that city’s police for many years. Surviving are the widow, the former Evelyn Morr of Albion; and their daughter, Martha Johanna; one sister, Mrs. Ella Depree of Wyckoff, N.J. and St. Petersburg. Services Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1956
Gerst Ruth E, 72, of Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born in Hamilton Jan. 23, 1907, she was the daughter of James and Daisy (Earlston) Harger. She married Donald P. Gerst in Angola, and he preceded her in death. She had lived in Kendallville 55 years, coming from Hamilton. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Alice) Wolf of Kendallville; a son, Robert of Kendallville; four sisters, Mrs. Leon (Carol) Haskins of Hamilton, Mrs. Margie Campbell of Angola, Mrs. Georgia Westfall of Garrett, and Mrs. Lawrence Lechleidner of Butler; four brothers, Raymond and Virgil "Butch", Hamilton, Othel of Butler, and Leo of Goshen; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1980
Gerver Charlotte, 70, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Braden Franks two miles north of Wawaka Sunday. She was a charter member of Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Braden Franks and Mrs. Francis Jordan of Wawaka. Funeral Wednesday at the Baptist Church. Burial, church cemetery. + 11-?-1928
Gerver Emma, 68, native of Noble County, died last Wednesday at her home near Wawaka. Death was due to complications. Surviving are the husband, Willis; two sons, Logan at Rome City, and Lloyd of Wawaka; and two daughters, Mrs. Dwight Mawhorter of Fort Wayne and Mrs. R. C. Smith of Lansing, Mich. Funeral Sunday at the Baptist Church at Cosperville. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 11-?-1928
Gerver Lloyd R, 76, died Dec. 6, 1961 in Ligonier. Born Oct. 28,1885 in Wawaka, he was a member of Cosperville Baptist Church and a member of the Noble County Farm Bureau. Survivors include the widow, Tressa; one son, Willis of R. 1, Wawaka; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Velva Mawhorter of Fort Wayne; and one brother, Logan of Kendallville. Services Sunday in Cosperville Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1961
Gerver Lucinda, 70, of Wawaka, died last Friday of a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pauline Troyer of Elkhart. Surviving are one son, Ferrel of Rome City; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Troyer, Mrs. Burdette Smith, and Mrs. Frank Schwab, all of Elkhart, and Mrs. Ira Meeks of Toledo; one brother, Jacob Frick of Ligonier; and one sister, Mrs. Ida Teal of Plymouth. Funeral Monday at Wawaka M. E. Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 12-?-1938
Gerver Mary Catherine, 72, died Jan. 3, 2002 at her rural Wawaka home. She had been a secretary at Cosperville Baptist Church. She was born June 29, 1929 in Albion to Clinton and Viva (Lewis) Weber. She married Willis L. Gerver on Dec. 26, 1948 in Cosperville. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Karen Gerver of Mishawaka and Kent and Sandy Gerver of Wawaka; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Linda and Carl Coffman of Kimmell and Jan Knight of Wawaka; one brother, Donald Weber of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Bob, Kenneth and Max; and 2 sisters, Donna and Leila. Services Monday in Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 1-5-2002
Gerver Tressa A (b. 12-20-1887) died Feb. 25, 1963 at her Wawaka home after suffering a heart attack. She is survived by one son, Willis; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Edith Zimmerman, all of Wawaka. Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death 14 months ago. Services Wednesday at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-25-1962
Gerver Willis, 72, citizen of Elkhart Twp and former president of Wawaka State Bank, died at his home Saturday from complications. He was born near Cosperville and had been a lifelong resident of the community. He actively engaged in farming for a number of years and was active in civic affairs of the community. Surviving are two sons, Logan of Rome City, and Lloyd at home; and two daughters, Mrs. Zelma Mawhorter of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Harry Miller of Lansing, Mich. + 7-?-1933
Gerver Willis Lloyd "Bill", 77, of Wawaka, died Aug. 16, 2004 at his residence. A farmer, he graduated from Wawaka High School in 1944 and was a paratrooper with the U.S. Army during WW II. He was born Aug. 25, 1926 in Fort Wayne to Lloyd and Tressa (Weaver) Gerver. He married Mary Weber on Dec. 26, 1948 in Cosperville. She died Jan. 3, 2002. He was a member of Cosperville Baptist Church, Farm Bureau Co-op, Wawaka and Albion American Legion posts. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Karen of Mishawaka, and Kent and Sandy of Wawaka; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Linda and Carl Coffman of Kimmell and Jan Knight of Wawaka; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 8-18-2004
Gesaman Loetta (Hershey) died July 31, 1889. She was born in Stark County, Ohio Sept. 6, 1843 and was married to Joseph W. Gesaman Feb. 24, 1861. They removed to Noble County in the spring of 1863. Her husband and 3 children are left. Burial in Albion Cemetery Aug. 2. Noble Co Democrat 8-7-1889
Gess William A Jr., 82, of Brimfield, died Wednesday (d. 8-24-1988) at his residence. Born April 14, 1906 in St. Joseph, Mich., he was the son of William A. and Martha (Zillman) Gess. On Oct. 2, 1926 in South Bend he married Mildred Fuller. He moved from Michigan to Brimfield in 1947. He had been a foreman at Clark Equipment, Buchanan, Mich., and 1947-68 he and his wife owned a restaurant in Brimfield. He retired as a mail carrier for the Albion area after 16 years. He was a member of Mitchell Street United Methodist Church, Kendallville, and a life member of Masonic Lodge and OES in Buchanan. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Weller of Pella, Iowa; two sisters, Augusta Mark of Ontario, Canada, and Marion West of Paw Paw, Mich.; two brothers, Robert of El Cajon, Calif., and Leroy of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two grandsons, William A. Weller of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Matthew J. Weller of Salmon, Idaho; and three great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Hinman Cemetery, Buchanan. + 8-24-1988
Getts B Jean, 81, of Avilla, died June 9, 2006 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was a registered nurse with Visiting Nurse Service for 20 years. Born in Kendallville, she was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Victor L. and Corky Getts of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer J. and Tim Ley of Kendallville and Carla S. and Dennis Menerey of Carmel; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil, in 1990; a son, Thomas, in 1955; a daughter, Linda, in 1996; and 12 brothers, Charles and Trevor Walter. Services Tuesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ^ 6-10-2006
Getts Clarence H, 82, 214 S. Grant St., died today in McCray Hospital. Born on Feb. 2, 1895 in DeKalb County, he was the son of William and Emma (Rowe) Getts. He married Daisy Brugh April 7, 1917 in Hillsdale, Mich. He was a veteran of Mexican Border Service and a retired welder at McCray Refrigeration. He was a member of Jehovah’s Witness. Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Max (Virginia) Bortner, Albion, Mrs. William (Hilda) Schneider, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Lawrence (Doris) Wilson, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. M. C. (Blanche) Johnson, Waterloo, and Mrs. Terry (Bertha) McClellan, Ashley; and one brother, S. Getts, Garrett. Four brothers, two sisters and one great-grandson preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. +4-?-1977
Getts Clinton I, 78, was born Oct. 10, 1896 in DeKalb County. A retired farmer of R. 2, Kendallville, he died Saturday at his son’s home. Surviving are four sons, Harold, Garrett, Wilbur, R. 2, Kendallville, Lloyd, Riley St., Kendallville, and Earl, R. 1, Kendallville; three sisters, Estelle Getts, Garrett, Mrs. Nelson (Blanche) Johnson, Waterloo, and Mrs. Terry (Bertha) McClellan, Ashley; one brother, Clarence, Kendallville; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. ~ 11-21-1974 + 11-?-1974
Getts Donald W, 67, a former Kendallville resident, died June 8. He was the son of Clifford Getts and Cora Getts Hovarter. He is survived by two daughters, Denise Nemitz and Dawn Krause of Sandusky, Ohio; a son, Donald A. of Sandusky; a brother, Virgil of Fort Wayne; two half-brothers, James and Jack Hovarter of Kendallville; two half-sisters, Betty Easterday and Beatrice Davis of Kendallville; and three grandchildren. His wife, Darlene, died in 1985. Burial, Scotts Cemetery, Huron, Ohio. + 6-8-1989
Getts Earl D, 75, of Kendallville, died Nov. 14, 2011, in Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center.  He was a 1954 graduate of Kendallville High School. He retired from King Seeley in Kendallville. He was a member of the Kendallville Moose Lodge 1301 and the Kendallville Eagles Lodge 985. He attended Fellowship Bible Church in Kendallville. He was born Sept. 27, 1936, in DeKalb County to Clinton and Mabel (Perkins) Getts. On Sept. 2, 1966, in Kendallville he married Kay Musser. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Norman and Kim Getts of Kendallville and James Getts of Kendallville; and 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilbur and Carolyn Getts of Kendallville and Lloyd and Mary Getts of Kendallville.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Sue Metzger; and 2 brothers, Harold and Orville Getts. Funeral, Thursday in Fellowship Bible Church, Kendallville. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 11-16-2011
Getts Irene N, 67, Garrett, died Friday at her home. She was born April 3, 1916 in Sedan to Elzey and Nellie Rowe. She married Harold Getts April 6, 1963 in Garrett. She was a homemaker and member of the Garrett VFW Women’s Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Linda Heitger, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Becky Kester, Garrett, and Pearl Steman of Auburn; three brothers, Elmer, Fort Wayne, Gene, Auburn, and Cecil, Corunna; one grandchild. A son preceded her in death. Services Monday in McKee Miles Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 10-20-1983
Getts Sarah Baty was born in Penn. March 11, 1811. After moving to Noble County she united with the Lutheran Church. Death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Wise near Spencerville, Dec. 2, 1890, aged 79 years 8 months and 22 days. She leaves 2 sons and 4 daughters, her husband and 3 daughters having preceded her in death. ^ 1-19-1891
Getts Terry L, 45, of Hartford City, died March 25, 2010 in Hartford City. He was born in Angola on Nov. 7, 1964 to Lloyd and Mary (Bowerman) Getts. He attended East Noble High School and Ivy Tech. Survivors include his parents; 2 daughters, Sara and Kenneth Hutton of Bluffton, Litany Getts of Ogden, Kansas; 2 sons, Clinton and Tina Getts, Fort Riley, Kansas, Caleb Getts of Ossian; 3 grandchildren, Connor, Gavin and Dallas Hutton; 3 sisters, Dianna Boehme of Kendallville, Brenda and Don Fike of Ashley and Cristy Anthony of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. ^ 3-27-2010
Getz Opal, 39, operator of a beauty parlor in Kendallville for the last five years, died Monday at her home from a pulmonary embolism. Surviving are her father, Anthony Trapp of Winamac; two brothers, John and William of Winamac; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Koontz of South Bend, Mrs. Jonathan Powers of Chicago and Miss Annie Trapp of Winamac. The body was removed to the Kerr Funeral Home. + 4-?-1940

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