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Krider Eleanor L, 75, of Churubusco, died Tuesday in The Oaks Living Center, Columbia City. She was born in Smith Twp on July 17, 1920 to Walter and Gladys (Stroh) Gordon. She married C. Jean Krider on Dec. 3, 1937. He survives. A lifetime resident of the Churubusco community, she was a beauty operator for many years in Columbia City and Churubusco and at the former Wolf and Dessaur Department Store in Fort Wayne. She later worked at J. I. Case in Churubusco and for 10 years worked in the offices of Dana Corp. Weatherhead Division, retiring in 1975. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Churubusco, OES 136 and Auburn Moose Auxiliary. Also surviving are a son C. J. Krider Jr. of rural Churubusco; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Sandra) Hoyer of Ashley; 2 brothers, Jack Gordon of Churubusco and Walter L. Gordon Jr. of Bozeman, Mont.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Robert (Doris) Sloffer of Churubusco, Marjorie Rider of Keystone Heights, Fla.; and Norma Mondy of McClellan, Texas; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 10-19-1995
Krider Joe W, 94, of rural Churubusco died December 3, 2010, at his residence. He was born April 25, 1916 south of Collins, a son of Ralph and Vida (Smith) Krider. On June 6, 1937 he married Grace Chapman. In addition to being engaged in farming, he had previously worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne. He retired in 1979 as a truck driver for Peter Eckrich Co. Wayne after 20 years. He was a member of the Good News Baptist Church in Churubusco. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons David R. (Elaine) Krider of Churubusco, William W. Krider of Fort Wayne, Stanley E. (Gaurdis) Krider of St. George, Utah, and Rev. Eldon L. (Margo) Krider of Mio, Mich; a sister Troas Phillips of Columbia City; a brother Phil R. (Ruth) Krider of South Whitley; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. He was preceded in death by two brothers Max Krider and C. Jean Krider; an infant daughter Cheryl Krider; and two grandsons Kevin Krider and Neil Krider. Funeral Dec. 7 at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 12-4-2010
Krider R Jerome, Churubusco, died Thursday at Parkview Hospital. He was born in Churubusco to Homer and Blanch (Aker) Krider. He married Nedra Moudy December 25, 1932. A lifetime resident of Churubusco, he was a retired funeral director and owner of the Krider Funeral Home in Churubusco for 50 years. He was a member of the Churubusco United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club, Fort Wayne Mizpah Temple, and Whitley County Shrine Club. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Jera) Kessler, Churubusco; a son, Rick of Churubusco; and five grandchildren. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 7-14-1983
Krider Ronald E, 72, died Aug. 23, 1999 in his Kimmell home. He was born Jan. 1, 1927 in Churubusco to George W. and Mildred M. (Hill) Krider. In 1955 he married Doris E. Gilbert. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, John Penn of New Haven and Rickie Krider of Ligonier; 3 daughters, Phyllis Herendeen of Churubusco, Linda Coolman of Pennsylvania and Pamela Tafflinger of Garrett; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Robert, Dick and Milt of Columbia City and Harold of South Whitley; and 2 sisters, Virginia Snodgrass and Joan Simon of Columbia City. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Charleton Payton; and 2 brothers, Raymond and Lawrence. Funeral August 26 in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 8-23-1999
Krider Vida M, 85, Churubusco, died Friday at the Columbia City Community Care Center. She was born November 4, 1897 in Whitley County, the daughter of Joseph and Dora (Zumbrun) Smith. She married Ralph D. Krider September 15, 1915 in Collins. He died in 1961. She was a lifelong resident of the Churubusco area and a member of South Whitley Church of the Brethren and charter member of the Farm Bureau and Smith Twp Home Demonstration Club. Survivors include three sons, Joseph W. and Conrad J., Churubusco, and Phil R. Sr., South Whitley; a daughter, Mrs. Delmar (Troas) Phillips, Columbia City; a sister, Mrs. Vera Bunyan, South Bend; 17 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Services at Orr Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 4-28-1983
Krieg John S was born Aug. 20, 1885 in Hancock County, Ohio and was married to Josephine Taylor in 1934. She survives. He was a retired construction worker and had lived in the Rome City area 19 years, moving there from Avilla. He died Thursday in the Kendallville Nursing Home. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Alexander, Centerline, Mich.; two sons, Arthur, Hicksville, Ohio, and Harold of Toledo, Ohio; three stepsons; one stepdaughter; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services March 20 in Williams Funeral Home at Wolcottville. Burial, Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville, Ohio. ~ 3-22-1973 + 3-?-1973
Kriegbaum George was born in West Milton, Ohio on May 16, 1858, where he grew to manhood. He served an apprenticeship to his father, John Kriegbaum, a citizen and blacksmith of the community. On Feb. 21, 1884, he married Ione Barton and in June of the same year a home was established in Albion. They had three daughters and one son, Mrs. Minnie Hague of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Edith Gaff of South Bend, Miss Mildred at home; and Sidney of Churubusco. For 21 years he was superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School; for 15 years he served as a member of the Albion school board. He was a member of Lodge No. 380 IOOF, North Star Rebekah Lodge No. 92. He was preceded in death by his wife July 15, 1926. He died Dec. 14, 1927. He is survived by his 4 children; 2 grandchildren; two sisters and one brother. + 12-?-1927
Kriegbaum Ione, about 60, died at her home suddenly last Thursday from heart trouble. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Hague of Cleveland, O., Mrs. G. O. Gaff of South Bend, Miss Mildred at home; a son, Sidney of Churubusco. She was a member of the M. E. Church and local order of Rebeccas of the IOOF Lodge. Funeral at the M. E. Church Saturday. Burial was at South Bend. + 7-?-1926
Krieger - Michael Krieger received notice of the death of his father near Fostoria, Ohio, this week. ~ 3-13-1890
Krieger Bessie, 90, of Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Big Long Lake, died Wednesday in Tacoma, where she had moved last May. She had resided at Big Long Lake since 1938. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Pocahontas Lodge, DAR, Daughters of Union Veterans, Women of the Moose and the Church of Christ at Stroh. Survivors include a brother, Lloyd Slater, Fort Wayne, and two brothers, Linval Grate, Avilla, and Walter Kleber, Tacoma. Services Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Stroh. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ~ 10-16-1975
Krieger Carrie B, 87, of R. 1, Wolcottville, died Thursday at LaGrange Hospital. Born in LaGrange County Aug. 28, 1895, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Hughes) Totterman. She married Fred Krieger Oct. 1917 and he died Jan. 3, 1981. She was a member of South Milford Friendship Club and Albion Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are a son, Russell of R. 1, Wolcottville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A daughter and a son preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 2-10-1983
Krieger Elaine, 81, died January 21, 2007. She retired from Allen County Voters Registration and was a member of the Allen County Democratic Party. Survivors include her daughters, Jackie Horan of Indianapolis, Michelle (Max) Freeman of Troy, Mich., Nikki (Roy) Horther and Melita (Kent) Kelsey, both of Fort Wayne; a son, Chris (Gail) Krieger of Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne. Services Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 1-23-2007
Krieger Ephriam, 97, an Avilla farmer and livestock and real estate dealer, died March 6, at McCray Hospital. Born August 28, 1865, at Fostoria, Ohio, he came to Avilla when he was four years old. He was the son of Michael and Margaret Krieger. His wife, Jennie, died March 15, 1948. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Avilla and was an active member of the Avilla Calvary Methodist Church. He, for many years, was associated with the Noble County Fair Association and for many years was a director. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Crothers and Mrs. John S. Clark, both of Avilla; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services at the family residence Friday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 3-7-1963 + 3-6-1963
Krieger Frances G, 94, died Thursday at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born Jan. 2, 1897 in Noble County to John and Ina (Engle) Glass. On Dec. 24, 1919 she married Milo Krieger in Albion. He died in 1970. She was employed at Wirk Garment Co. in Ligonier and Lyall Electric Co. in Albion and was a member of Rehoboth Missionary Church, Albion. Surviving are a son, Wayne, of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Rehoboth Cemtery. + 12-?-1991
Krieger Fred M, 85, of R. 1, Wolcottville, died at his residence June 4. He was born June 21, 1895 at Green Center, the son of Charles and Olive (Grate) Krieger. He married Carrie Totterman in Coldwater, Mich. in October 1917. He was a retired mechanic and heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his wife; a son, Russell, R. 1, Wolcottville; a brother, Voyle, Albuquerque, N.M.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, one son, two sisters and three brothers. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ~ 6-11-1981 + 6-?-1981
Krieger Jennie, 81, native and lifelong resident of this community, died at her home Monday from a heart attack. She was born west of Avilla to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Waltman. Oct. 4, 1889 she was united in marriage with Ephriam Krieger. She was a member of the Methodist Church, the W.S.C.S. and the Eastern Stars. Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Crothers, Albion, and Mrs. John Clark, Avilla; two grandchildren; and a brother, Frank Waltman, Kokomo. Services at the residence. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 3-18-1948 + 3-?-1948
Krieger Michael, son of John and Margaret Krieger, was born March 28, 1841 in Ashland County, Ohio. When he was 9 years old his parents moved to Seneca County, Ohio, where he helped his father clear a new home in a dense woods. On April 1, 1860 he married Margaret Ecker. They had 2 sons and 4 daughters. One of the daughters died when she was 6 years old. In 1862 he and his wife became members of the Evangelical Association. In 1870 he and his family moved to Indiana and lived near LaGrange for several years. They next moved to Green Twp, and in 1888 they moved to Avilla. He died December 19, 1917 at the age of 76 years 8 months and 21 days. Remaining are his wife; 2 sons, Charles and Ephriam; 3 daughters, Mrs. Phil Snyder of Syracuse, Mrs. Eli Good of Avilla, and Mrs. James Ward of Las Vegas, New Mexico; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jacob and George of Fostoria, Ohio; 2 sisters, Mrs. F. H. Gibbons and Mrs. George Grover, also of Fostoria. Funeral at the Evangelical Church Saturday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~12-26-1917
Krieger Milo J, 85, R. 3, Albion, died Friday (d. 5-1-1969)in the Garrett Hospital after undergoing surgery Monday. A native of Noble County, he was born Aug. 20, 1883, the son of Charles and Olive (Grate) Krieger. He was married Dec. 24, 1918 to Frances Glass, who survives. The couple spent their entire married lifetime in Jefferson Twp. He was a retired saw mill operator. Surviving in addition to the widow are one son, Wayne, Kendallville; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three brothers, Fred, South Milford, Cloyd of Churubusco, and Voyle, Albuquerque, N.M. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Services Sunday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial was in the church cemetery. ~ 5-8-1969 + 5-1-1969
Krieger Olive A (Grate), 68, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Baker south of this city, Monday. She had been suffering from tularemia. She was born in Fort Wayne but spent most of her life in Noble County. She is survived by four sons, Fred of Kendallville, Coy of Churubusco, Milo of near this city, and Voyle at home; two daughters, Mrs. Sam Baker and Mrs. Anson Huntsman. Funeral at the Baker home Wednesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1931
Krieger Philip, 84, of Portland, died there Friday. He had lived in Kendallville from March 1955 to Sept. 1971 and operated a garbage business. He was with the Police Reserves, Odd Fellow Lodge and First Christian Church. He sold his garbage business in 1971, retiring in Portland. He was born Aug. 19, 1902 in Norka, Russia, the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Weitzel) Krieger. On Oct. 29, 1937 he married Gertrude Crofoot. Surviving are his wife; a son, Larry; a brother, William of Portland; and two grandchildren, Nick and Kris Krieger of San Jose, Calif. Services today at Ross Hollywood Chapel, Portland. + 12-5-1986
Krieger Wayne G, 84, of Kendallville, died Dec. 21, 2005 at his home. A 1939 graduate of Albion High School, he served in the U.S. Army during WW II and was a member of Kendallville American Legion Post 86. He was born Feb. 7, 1921 near Bakertown to Milo J. and Frances June (Glass) Krieger. He married Shirley Ann Douglas Frey on Aug. 4, 1967 at Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville where he was an active member. He served as Wayne Twp assessor for 8 years and as a Noble County councilman for 16 years. Treasurer of the Noble County Democratic Party for more than 20 years, he was the assistant manager of Avilla Lumber Co. for 18 years and drove bus for East Noble School Corp. for 27 years. Surviving are his wife; 6 children and their spouses, Jackie Horan of Indianapolis, Michelle and Max Freeman of Troy, Mich., Chris and Gail Krieger of Bradenton, Fla., Karen and Marc Rhinehart of Kendallville and Nikki and Roy Horther and Melita and Kent Kelsey of Fort Wayne; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne Rider, on Jan. 14, 1981. Services Friday at Trinity Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 12-21-2005
Kring Chalmer, 72, of Kalamazoo, Mich. died at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo Tuesday. Born Oct. 1, 1909 in Yale, Ky., he was the son of Sherman and Laura (Reed) Kring. He was a Ligonier resident before moving to Kalamazoo 21 years ago. He had been employed at the Ligonier Chair Factory and was a WW II Army veteran. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Ada) Hobbs of Ligonier and Mrs. Melvin (Elizabeth) Keister of Columbia City; and two brothers, Earl of Cromwell and H. C. of Eaton Rapids, Mich. Services at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier, Friday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-16-1982
Kring Earl "Red", 85, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 15, 1911 in Frenchburg, Ky. to Sherman and Laura (Reed) Kring. On June 28, 1947 in Churubusco he married Mildred Archer. He had been an auto mechanic for Ben Glaser in Ligonier, retiring in 1974. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Philip Stump of Fort Wayne and Stephan Stump of Flagstaff, Ariz.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Tal (Kay) Turner of Indianapolis, Mrs. Terry (Sherry) Bair of Kimmell, and Mrs. Sid (Pamela) Gabbard of Cromwell; 2 sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Ada) Hobbs of Ligonier, and Mrs. Nelson (Elizabeth) Keister of Columbia City; 13 grandchildren; 11great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-6-1996
Kring Henry C, 71, of Charlotte, Mich., died Thursday at a Charlotte hospital. Born in Menifee County, Ky., April 12, 1914, he was the son of Sherman and Laura Kring. He married Leone Daniels. Surviving are his wife; one brother, Earl of Cromwell; and two sisters, Ada Hobbs of Ligonier, and Elizabeth Keister of Columbia City; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Shelley Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids, Mich.. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-30-1985
Kring Laura Cordelia, about 75, died Feb. 10, 1965 at the Whitley County Hospital. She was a native of Menifee County, Ky., and with her late husband, Sherman Kring, moved to Wolf Lake after living for a time in Albion and Merriam. She is survived by three sons, Chalmer of Kalamazoo, Mich., Earl of Ligonier, and Henry Clay of Springport, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Ada Mae) Hobbs of R. 2, Ligonier, and Mrs. Nelson (Elizabeth) Keister of R. 4, Columbia City; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Elbert Reed of Clearfield, Ky., and two sisters, Mrs. Lou Patrick of Franklin, Ohio, and Mrs. Ernest Rollins of Cromwell. Funeral at DeMoney Funeral Home in Columbia City Feb. 13. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1965
Kring Mildred H, 81, of Ligonier, died July 29, 2002 at home. She was a retired cashier for the Kroger Co. and attended Ligonier Church of Christ. She was born Sept. 7, 1920 in Cromwell. She married Earl "Red" Kring June 28, 1947 in Churubusco. He died Oct. 6, 1996. A sister, Betty, also preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Tal Turner of Indianapolis, Sherry and Terry Bair of Ligonier and Pamela and Sid Gabbard of Cromwell; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Phillip and Barbara Stump of Fort Wayne and Stephan Stump of Flagstaff, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-30-2002
Kring Sherman, about 78, of Wolf Lake, suffered a fatal heart attack at his home April 4, 1964. He was a retired general store owner. He is survived by his wife, Laura; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Ada) Hobbs of Ligonier, and Mrs. Nelson W. (Elizabeth) Keister of Columbia City; three sons, Chalmer, Kalamazoo, Mich., Earl of Ligonier, and Henry of Frankfort, Mich.; one brother, Charles of Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Devault of Ligonier and Mrs. Martha Mynhier of Middletown, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at a Columbia City funeral home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1964
Krippner Barbra H, 70, died March 17, 1990 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 8, 1919 at Wolf Lake, the daughter of Carleton and Charlotte N. (Kiester) Surfus. On Sept. 16, 1945 in Albion she married Robert M. Krippner. She was a member of Crescent Ave. United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Kathleen) Atkinson of Greenwood; a son, Richard of Seattle, Wash.; and one grandchild. Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-17-1990
Krippner Charles, 90, died at Lakeside Hospital July 11 after an accident one week before, July 4, when he broke his leg by stepping into a woodchuck hole on the banks of the Elkhart River near his home at Wawaka. He lay helpless for hours in the hot sun and was found by his wife when she became alarmed at his failure to return home and started a search for him. Surviving are the widow and one son, Keith, superintendent of the Wawaka School. Funeral in the Baptist Church at Cosperville and burial in the church cemetery. + 7-?-1936
Krippner Keith F, 70, died Feb. 15, 1966 at McCray Hospital following a stroke. He was born at Cosperville on March 26, 1895 and had resided in the Cosperville-Wawaka community all his life. He was a retired school teacher, having taught in Elkhart Twp for 37 ½ years. He also served as township trustee for 8 years. He was married to Maude Martin in Albion in 1916. To them was born one son, Robert M., now a Lt. Colonel in the U. S. Marines stationed at Bremerton, Wash. They have two grandchildren. He was the son of Charles and Cora (Daniels) Krippner. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion Feb. 18. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 2-?-1966
Krippner Maude M, 93, of Wawaka, died this morning (d. 10-8-1987) at Brighton Hall Nursing Home, New Haven. She was born Feb. 5, 1894 in Noble County, the daughter of Andrew and Verona (Johnston) Martin. She was a housewife and member of Wawaka United Methodist Church. Her husband, Keith died in 1966. Surviving are a son, Robert M. of Fort Wayne; a brother, John L. of Lakeview, Mich.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 10-8-1987
Krippner Robert M, 82, died July 5, 2000 in Community Hospital South, Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 7, 1917 in Wawaka to Keith and Maude M. (Martin) Krippner. On Sept. 16, 1945 in Albion he married Barbra H. Surfus. She died March 17, 1990. He was a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel during WW II and the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Purple Heart and was the ROTC instructor for 8 years at New Haven High School. He was a member of Greenwood United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Atkinson of Greenwood; a son, Richard of Bellevue, Wash.; and 3 grandchildren. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-5-2000
Kritz Alice, 82, of Rt. 7, died Friday in Culver Hospital. She was a member of St. Bernard’s Church, the Lady Elks at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and was graduated from Elkhart Business School. Born at Wawaka, Indiana, on January 27, 1900, she was a daughter of Charles and Ollie Sparrow Thompson. She was married at Three Rivers, Michigan on Sept 22, 1917 to James W. Kritz. He preceded her in death Dec 6, 1965. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William (Joan) Zach, R. 7; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Services will be Monday in Hunt and Son Funeral Home. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery at Paris, Ill. Crawfordsville Journal-Review, Oct 30, 1982 (Contributed by Karen Zach)
Kriwitz Charles W, 80, was peppered with bee stings for 45 minutes Thursday while frantic efforts were made to rescue him. He moved to Adams Lake in 1921 where he had since resided and in recent years he spent part of his time as a beekeeper at the lake. Hundreds of stings he suffered when he disturbed a hive at his Adams Lake home were fatal. He died Friday in McCray Hospital. + 7-?-1949
Kriwitz Frederick, 75, died at his home in Kendallville Dec. 2 after a long illness with Bright’s disease. He was born in Germany and for many years conducted the Kendallville flouring mills successfully, where he had resided since 1857. + 12-?-1920  He was born April 3, 1845 in Mecklenburg, near Teterow, Germany and when 12 years of age was brought to American by his parents.  In 1859 he entered the employ of F & H Tabor, proprietors of a flour and sawmill.  He was later employed by S. D. Brillhart, until 1887. 
With his brother, Ernest W. Kriwitz, he purchased the old Tabor flour and saw mill and conducted this business from 1887 to 1897.  This business was checked April 24, 18976, when it met with a sudden disaster and the plant was laid in ruins by fire.  Undaunted, and with renewed energy, the brothers at once laid the foundation for a new mill and resumed operations October 18 of the same year.  The newly established business grew rapidly and a substantial business was entertained.  Following the death of the decedent's brother Ernest, the business was continued and Mr. Kriwitz operated the mill with his son Charles.  Because of his advanced age and desiring to retire, the mill was sold about seven years ago to Tracy L. Clark, whose son, Fred is now the proprietor.  Burial, Lake View Cemetery.  ^ 12-3-1920 (Conributred by Judy Richter)
Krock Herman J, 71, was born May 31, 1903 in New Haven to John and Catherine (Bauchman) Krock and married Mildred Isenbarger at Preble, Ind. in 1935. His wife survives. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Fort Wayne and was retired from General Electric Co. in 1968 where he belonged to the Quarter Century Club. He and his family resided in Avilla the past 18 years, moving from Swan. He died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. Other survivors include three sons, James, William and Robert, all of Avilla; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Sandra) Lash, Wawaka, and Mrs. William (Betty) Haynes, Avilla; one brother, Edmund, Fort Wayne; 19 grandchildren. Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Services Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-7-1974 + 3-?-1974
Krock Jacqueline Lou, 68, died July 6, 2009 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1940 in Kendallville, the daughter of Clyde and Betty (Trowbridge) Hart. She was a cook at Provena Sacred heart Home, retiring after 14 years. Surviving are children, Kyle Krock of Avilla, James Krock Jr. of Kendallville, Jerry (Sue) Krock of Avilla, Jennifer Krock and Jody (Nie) Richardson of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Terry (Carol) Hart of LaGrange and companion James Krock of Avilla. She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Hart. Funeral Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 7-9-2009
Krock Mildred E, 78, Avilla, died July 26, 1996 in Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 6, 1917 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Lee and Faye (Johnson) Isenbarger. She had lived much of her life in the Avilla area. She retired in 1981 after 30 years with Electric Motors in Garrett and was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. On June 12, 1935 she married Herman Krock in Preble, Ind. He died March 5, 1974. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sandy Lash of Wolcottville, and Becky Haynes of Avilla; 3 sons, Jim and Bill of Avilla, and Bob of Kendallville; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Garman of Avilla; 2 brothers, Robert and Richard. Services July 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 8-1-1996
Krock Ronald B - Herman Krock, Avilla, received word of the death of his brother, Ronald B. Krock, Sr., 58, in Fort Wayne. He died Monday in the V A Hospital. He was a native of New Haven and had been employed in the bottling department of the Falstaff Brewery, Fort Wayne. Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday in the Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Surviving in addition to the brother are the widow, Viola, two sons, a stepdaughter, a sister and another brother. ~ 2-25-1965
Krocker George Andrew "Duke", 78, of Huntington, died July 10, 2005 due to injuries sustained in an automobile crash at US 20 and St Rd 327 in rural Angola. He was born July 27, 1926 in Allen County, the son of Steve A. and Gail Krocker. He married Lois Christensen on November 10, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nev. Surviving are his wife; 5 children, Theresa Huelsenbeck and Chris (Tony) Januseski of Garrett, Judy Krocker of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Mike Krocker of Walkerton, Ind., and Mary (George) Wilmore of Garrett; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Don of Fort Wayne. He and his wife owned their business, Nation Wide Sealer. He had raced stock cars for many years in Daytona Beach, Fla., Fort Wayne and Ohio. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 7-14-2005
Kroemer Hilda Marie, 101, died Sept. 5, 2008 at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born Sept. 9, 1906 in Hindenberg, Germany to Bruno and Anna (Beyer) Kroemer. She was a Franciscan Sister of the Sacred Heart for 80 years and a teacher for 50 years. Surviving are a brother, Otto Kroemer of Bad Vilbel, Germany; and a sister, Elizabeth Bataller of Klagenfurt, Austria. She was preceded in death by siblings Bruno, Kurt, Anna, Stephanie, Hildegard, Charlotte, Paul, Martha, George and Heirch. Services Tuesday at Provena Sacred Heart Home. Burial, Sacred Heart Cemetery. ^ 9-8-2008
Krom Lewis E, 71, died Thursday at ExtendaCare in Columbia City. He was born in South Whitley on Feb. 26, 1926, the only son of Milo and Freeda (Knoop) Krom. He served with the U.S. Army during WW II and later owned and operated Morks Service at Tri-Lakes. He had been the owner and operator of Sweet Pea Service at Tri-Lakes the past 17 years. He was founder of the Thorncreek Twp Volunteer Fire Dept. 50 years ago and was a member of Good News Baptist Church in Churubusco and the Columbia City Eagles. On Nov. 20, 1980 he married Jean E. (Alles) Miller. Surviving are his wife; a son, Rick of High Lake; 2 daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Pam) Kisler of Pierceton and Mrs. Steve (Connie) Pressler of Columbia City; his mother of Warren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Everett (Louise) Jacoby of Laketon, and Mrs. Gordon (Thelma) Smith of Warren; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Trischa Herron. Services Tuesday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-28-1997
Krom Milo Oliver, 78, near Columbia City, died Friday in the Alfran Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 28, 1903 in Wabash to Asbury and Couie Strickler Krom and had lived in Whitley County since 1925. He was married Aug. 18, 1931 in Wabash to Frieda Knoop. He was a farmer and former operator of the general store on Shriner Lake and a former school bus driver. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Tri-Lakes Lions Club, Thorncreek Twp Volunteer Fire Department and St. Mathew’s Methodist Church near Tri-Lakes. Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Jacoby, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Gordon Smith, Lincolnville, and Mrs. Russell Herron, Columbia City; a son, Lewis, Round Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Maurice Bolinger, Cincinnati, Mrs. Opel Freiden and Mrs. Dwight Leckrone of North Manchester; a brother, Addison, Roanne; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1981
Kromroy William "Buck", 82, resident of this community approximately 50 years, died Sunday in Chicago from a heart disorder. A native of Chicago, he returned to that area two years ago. His wife, Ella, died in 1943. The body was returned here to L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home, where services were held Tuesday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 11-20-1958
Kronmiller E Ethelyn, 82, died Dec. 13, 2002 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. She was born April 22, 1920 in Berrien Springs, Mich., a daughter of Frank and Destie (Crendell) Sweany. She graduated from Indiana Academy in Cicero, Ind. in 1940. On March 10, 1945 she married Ralph W. Kronmiller. He died June 28, 1978. She retired from L. S. Ayres in 1985 after 14 years of service. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist in Fort Wayne. She is survived by a brother, Gerald W. Sweany of Leesburg, Fla. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Albert and Bartley Sweany; and 3 sisters, Nellie Thiele, Pearl Fisher and Alice Cluchey. Funeral Dec. 18 at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 12-18-2002
Krontz Robert L, 47, Auburn, died Sunday in DeKalb Hospital. A retired factory worker, he was born in Auburn on Aug. 26, 1935. He was the son of Walter Krontz of Burlington, Mich., and the late Pauline (Beckwith) Krontz. Survivors include his father; three sons, Robert Jr. of Butler, Dennis of Auburn, and Jeff of Angola; a daughter, Lori Dove of Angola; three brothers, Roger of Colon, Mich., Walter of Sturgis, Mich., and James of Dantan, Texas; 7 sisters, Pat Freley, Joyce Thomas, Martha Jean Freidel and Mary Sessler, all of Butler, Laura Lee Strong of Pleasant Lake, Shirley Bassett of Newville and Debra Hicks of Rome City; and 6 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Johnson Funeral Home, Butler. Cremation will follow. + 10-31-1982
Kropp Rosalia B, 76, formerly of 744 Richmond St., died Thursday in Lutheran Home. She was born April 9, 1896 to Emily G. and Emmaline (Woyahn) Kropp and was a former employee of Campbell & Fetter and Avilla banks. She was a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, its Altar Guild, Valparaiso Guild and BPW Club. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Albert Sprandel, 744 Richmond St. Funeral Sunday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1973
Kross Mary Barbra, mother of Mrs. Wray (Linda) Matteson of Albion, died Aug. 3, 1974 at Saginaw, Mich. She was the widow of the late Peter Kross who died a few months ago. Funeral was held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saginaw. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery, Saginaw. In addition to Mrs. Matteson, Mrs. Kross is survived by between 80 and 100 descendants. + 8-3-1974
Krotzer Alexis Renee died shortly after birth Sept. 9, 2004 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born to Nick Krotzer and Amanda Parker Bryant of Kendallville. Also surviving are a sister, Makayla Bryant; grandparents, Patricia Parker and Polly Krotzer of Kendallville; great-grandparents, June Stout and Linda Freeman of Kendallville, Jim and Mary Botteron, Bob and Wanda Parker of Piggott, Ark. Services today at Grace Christian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-13-2004
Krotzer Lewis E, 83, died shortly after admission to McCray Hospital. Born Feb. 11, 1891 near Weston, Ohio, he was the son of Charles and Margaret (Buckman) Krotzer. He married Mary Etta in 1916 in New Haven. She died in 1959. A lifetime resident of Rome City and a retired farmer, he is survived by 7 daughters, Mrs. Harry (Ellen) Sobel, Indianapolis, Mrs. Al (Doris) Fordeck, R. 1, Mrs. Joe (Mae) Dumalski, Chicago, Mrs. Margaret Chaffee, Kendallville, Mrs. Claude (Mary) Heltzel, Wawaka, Mrs. Don (Marie) Faulkner, Wolcottville, Mrs. Clyde (Alice) Kring, South Bend; two sons, John, LaGrange, and Lewis E. Jr., Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Joe, Flint, Mich., and Gearl, Midland; one sister, Dora Plude, Fenton, Mich.; 31 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. One son, Martin, died in 1958. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1974
Kruczek Ignatius died Wednesday at Kneipp Springs, Rome City. He was born May 25, 1886 in Austria-Hungary. He came to the United States at 16 and lived in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a retired employee of the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad Co. His wife, Anna Zolla, died in 1971. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at St. Charles Catholic Church of Parma, Ohio. + 6-?-1974
Krudop Doris R, 61, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital. Born in Decatur, she had resided in Fort Wayne since 1928 and was secretary for 20 years at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, where she was also a member. She was a member and past president of the Federation of Lutheran Women and was formerly active in the Franke Park Outdoor Theater and Civic Theater. Surviving are her husband, Karl W.; four daughters, Mrs. Stan Wagner, Indianapolis, Mrs. Leonard Buck and Mrs. Warren Brown, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. G. Wayne Heck, Avilla; two sons, Daniel and Leonard, Fort Wayne, and 11 grandchildren. Final rites Monday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 5-28-1970
Krueckeberg Charlotte Ann, 82, of Kendallville, died Jan. 15, 2009 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. She was born in Vallejo, Calif. on June 6, 1926 to Max and Mary (Crain) Smith and graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in 1942. She married O. C. Hershberger in Fort Wayne and he died June 25, 1977. She later married William C Krueckeberg and he died Oct. 21, 2002. She was a secretary t Lutheran Hospital and also worked at Sears and Hutner's Paris in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church near Corunna and American Legion Auxiliary Post 86 of Kendallville. Surviving are 6 daughters, Claudia and Denny Beck of Butler, Mary and Mick McOmber of Columbia City, Carol Hershberger of Fort Wayne, Joey and Mike Bak of White Lake, Mich., Diane and Art Suever of Fort Wayne and Debbie Hershberger; 2 stepchildren; 7 granddaughters, Lori and Ryan Sholl, Holly and John Sherman, Wendy and Chuck Rasche, Jody and Joe Paris, Heather and Tim Fry, Angela and Tony Ritchhart and Melissa and Paul Miller; 3 grandsons, Bob Beck, Kevin Bak and Mark and Diana Bak; 16 great-grandchildren, Kameron Beck, Colin Sholl, Taylor Gatwood, Dillon Rasche, McKenna Sherman, Lauren and Shea Paris, Logan and Landon Fry, Savannah and Preston Ritchhart, Natalie Miller, Riley Krueckeberg and Camille, Danielle and Dillon Duff; and a sister, Patricia and William Forry of York Haven Pa. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Max Smith Jr.; a sister, Karen Vose; and a great-grandson, Elliott Rasche. Funeral Jan. 19 at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial, Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. ^1-17-2009
Krueckeberg William C, 70, died Oct. 21, 2002 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. He was a 1950 graduate of Kendallville High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict. He retired Sept. 1, 1997 as a certified public accountant for Gladieux Refinery in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church near Corunna, American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville and Post 47 in Fort Wayne and Indiana Certified Public Accountants. He was born in Mishawaka on Sept. 2, 1932 to Leo and Helen (Miller) Krueckeberg. He married Charlotte Ann Smith on May 9, 1975 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Lori of Churubusco; a daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Lenny Duff of Fort Wayne; 6 stepdaughters; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, twins Robert and Mary Lou of Kendallville and Donald and Joan of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Riley Krueckeberg, Danielle, Camille and Dillon Duff of Fort Wayne. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. ^ 10-23-2002
Krueger Audrey E, 80, 116 Diamond St., died today at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 22, 1894 in South Milford to Louie and Tressa (Lane) Krueger. In 1954 she retired from her job as a telephone operator. She was a member of the Pioneer Club at Bell Telephone and the Presbyterian Church, Kendallville. She is survived by two brothers, Norris C., Las Vegas, and Arthur, Auburn; four nieces and nephews. + 7-?-1974
Krueger Emilie (Bethe), 79, died at her home, 421 N. Main St., Sunday from the infirmities of old age following a severe attack of asthma. A twin brother, Emil, died some years ago. She was born in Germany Aug. 13, 1840 and came to Cleveland with her parents in childhood. In Dec. 1864 she married Herman Krueger who died five years ago. She had been a resident of Kendallville since 1864. When a child she was confirmed in the Lutheran Church. She was the mother of six children, four of whom survive, including one son, Louis E., and three daughters, Anne, Minnie and Blanche, all of this city. A niece, Mrs. Emily Frey of Cleveland, O. also survives. Funeral Tuesday from the residence. Burial, family lot at Lake View Cemetery. + 12-14-191?
Krueger Ferdinand William, 73, was born Aug. 30, 1806 in Germany and died in Kendallville May 2. He emigrated to this country in 1860. He was brought up in the Lutheran Church. The funeral took place from the residence of his son, Herman on N. Main St. May 4. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-8-1879
Krueger Helen A, 68, 520 Matthews St., died Sunday in McCray Hospital. She suffered a heart attack shortly after admittance. She was born near Kendallville Feb. 13, 1905 to George and Maude (Hill) Redmond. She married Ernest A. Krueger, a contractor, who died in 1958. A lifetime resident in the South Milford-Kendallville area, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Kendallville, American Legion Auxiliary and the Lady Elks. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Hermonia) Hassinger, Wolcottville, and one son, John, St. Georges, Del.; 3 grandchildren. Services in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 11-?-1973
Krueger Henry, an old citizen living three miles north of Kendallville, hitched up a team of horses Friday afternoon to get a load of chaff to put around a water tank. Not returning after sufficient time to have made the trip, his wife started to learn the cause of the delay. She found the team and load of straw standing at the orchard fence and the driver cold in death on top of the load. He had completed his work and started for the house, but on the way was stricken with heart failure and died on the road, the team coming to the house with its lifeless driver. Mr. Krueger was a man 72 years of age and a hard-working, prosperous farmer. He leaves a wife and several children. ~ 11-17-1892 ^ 11-18-1892
Krueger Ida Louisa, daughter of Herman and Amelia Krueger, was born in Kendallville Dec. 11, 1867 and died in the same place at the residence of her parents on Jan. 23, 1886, aged 18 years, 1 month and 12 days. She leaves a father, mother, two brothers and three sisters. Funeral took place at the residence on N. Main St. Jan. 25. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-23-1886 ^ 1-29-1886
Krueger John, father-in-law of H. H. Wehmeyer of this city, died on April 24, aged 71. ^ 4-26-1883
Krueper Barney died on Sunday at his residence northeast of this place after a prolonged illness. Funeral was at the Catholic Church Tuesday. ~ 3-6-1890
Krueper Mary, a former resident of this township, died at her home in Toledo, Ohio, February 25, cause of her death being infirmities of age. The body was brought to this place and taken to the funeral parlors of undertaker McClellan. Services occurred from the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-5-1925
Krug John, 80, of Kendallville, died Dec. 14, 2005 at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Evansville to John Charles and Pearl (Welch) Krug. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was employed as a design engineer with Whirlpool Corp. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John Carleton and Anna Krug of Jefferson City, Tenn.; a daughter, Judith Caroline Krug of Morehead, Ky.; and 3 grandchildren, Annaka Romine, Benjamin King and Caleb Krug. Services Dec. 17 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-16-2005
Kruger Carole S, 60, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had suffered a heart attack on Tuesday. She was born June 7, 1935 in Kendallville to Kenneth E. and Marjorie A. (Emerson) Gardner. On June 21, 1958 in Kendallville she married Rolland W. Kruger. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Indiana and National Dairy Goat Associations, Tri Kappa, Live & Learn Homemakers Club, Humane Society of Noble County, 4-H and Girl Scouts leader and board member of Noble County Extension Service. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Nola of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Kevin of St. Paul, Minn., and Parrish of Churubusco; and a sister, Mrs. William (Sallie) Soboslay of Kendallville. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-29-1996
Kruger Floyd W, 75, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Garrett Aug. 21, 1915, the son of Herman C. and Gertrude (Reeves) Kruger. On Feb. 14, 1937 in Auburn he married Millicent Frey. He was a glass glazer for Haney's Glass in Kendallville, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Rolland, and a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Belinda) Corps of Kendallville; and 5 grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 12-?-1990
Kruger Kenneth I, 69, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Thursday at his home. He was born in Garrett Jan. 28, 1920, the son of Herman and Gertrude (Reeves) Kruger. He was a U. S. Air Force WW II veteran and retired executive director of Family and Children’s Services in Fort Lauderdale. Surviving is a brother, Floyd of Kendallville. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 11-30-1989
Kruger Lois Bender, 69, died Nov. 15, 2010 at The Villages Regional Hospital, The Villages, Fla. She was born June 27, 1941 to Milan And Vera (Johnston of Findlay, Ohio. She graduated from Findlay High School and Fort Wayne International Business College. She married Richard Bender on Nov. 24, 1964 in Angola. He died Feb. 14, 1995. She married Rolland Kruger on Dec. 23, 1997. She worked more than 40 years in the banking industry. Surviving are her husband; her children, Anna (Chris) Ferraraccio of Clarksville, Tenn., Jacqueline (Bob) Hillier of Ocala, Fla., Douglas (Lisa) Bender of Kendallville, and Thomas (Julie) Bender of Hendersonville, Tenn.; 7 stepchildren; 6 grandchildren, Dustin and Desiree Hillier and Michael and Max Bender of Kendallville, and Joshua and Adeline Bender of Hendersonville, Tenn. Memorial service Nov. 30 at Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville. ^ 11-19-2010
Kruger Millicent Elizabeth, 83, died Sept. 13, 2003 at her daughter's Kendallville residence. She was born Aug. 31, 1920 in Kendallville to Forrest E. and Millicent Brown Frey. On Feb. 14, 1937 in Auburn she married Floyd W. Kruger. He died Dec. 8, 1990. She was employed with Drexel Hull Veterinary Clinic for about 13 years before retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 86. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Rolland and Lois Kruger of Kendallville; a daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Michael Corps of Kendallville; 2 grandsons and their wives, Kevin and Annette Kruger and Parrish and Teri Kruger; 3 granddaughters, Kara and Kit Corps and Nola and her husband Doug Morris; and 5 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were 2 brothers, Forrest Frey in 1968 and Raymond Frey in 1995. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 9-14-2003
Kruger William J "Bill", 64, died January 27 in his home in Garrett. He was born September 22, 1918 in Garrett, the son of Herman and Gertrude Kruger. He married Wilma Woolever September 23, 1939 in Auburn. She died December 18, 1981. He had been employed as a mechanic at Ernie Yoder Ford for several years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Henry (Phyllis) Nehring, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Jerry (Sharon) Brown, Marilyn Back and Patricia Kruger, all Garrett; five sons, Ralph, South Bend, Michael, Darrell, Jack and Joe, all of Garrett; two brothers, Kenneth, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Floyd, Kendallville; 19 grandchildren. A son, Dale, one brother and one grandson preceded him in death. Services Monday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 2-3-1983
Krull Eileen Catherine, 80, died Sunday in Manatee Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. She was born in Kendallville Jan. 29, 1917 to Orrie and Mary (Lash) Ihrie. On Feb. 2, 1940 in Kendallville she married Gerhard Krull. She was a medical records secretary at LaGrange Hospital, retiring in 1979. She was a member of St. Gaspar's Catholic Church, Rome City and Rome City Lions Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mary Edwards and Barbara Tatman of Rome City and Elizabeth Olrey of Fort Wayne; 3 sons, Dr. David of Palmetto, Fla., Gerard of Bradenton, and Richard of South Milford; 2 sisters, Paquita Kurtz of Kendallville and Theresia Aumsbaugh of Churubusco; a brother, Devon Ihrie of Kendallville; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Funeral Wednesday in St. Gaspar's Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-23-1997
Krull Gerhard John, 99, of Rome City, died June 4, 2008 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He retired from farm management at Kneipp Springs in Rome City after 45 years of service. He served 12 years on the Noble County Board of Health and was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church and Rome City Lions Club. He graduated from High School in Germany, came to the United States on May 10, 1930, and attended Purdue University. He was born Jan. 2, 1909 in Lorup, Germany to Rudolph and Helena (Eggering) Krull. He married Eileen Catherine Ihrie on Feb. 2, 1940 in Kendallville. She died Feb. 23, 1997. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Larry Edwards and Barbara and Dan Tatman of Rome City and Betty and Al Olry of Fort Wayne; and 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Kay Krull of Winchester, Ky., Dr. David J. and Sandy Krull of Palmetto, Fla., and Richard and Karna Krull of LaGrange; 21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gesina Pohladel of Lorup, Germany. He was preceded in death by a brother and 3 sisters. Services Monday at St. Gaspar Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-6-2008
Krull Lori Anne, 18, died Friday in Palmetto, Fla. She was born in Bradenton, Fla., March 8, 1978, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David J. Krull. She is survived by her parents; 3 sisters, Dr. Lisa Vandervoort of Orlando, Fla., Linda Krull of Tampa, and Leah Krull of Palmetto; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Krull of Rome City and Lois Bye of New Albany. Funeral mass Wednesday at St. Gaspar's Catholic Church, Rome City. Her ashes will be scattered on Lake Lori near Rome City. + 8-16-1996
Krull Troy DeWayne, 24, died April 8 at his Wolcottville residence. He was born in Kendallville on June 26, 1969 to Richard F. and Karna (Hunt) Krull. He was employed by Brunswick Marine in Topeka and was a member of St. Mary's of the Angels Catholic Church, Hudson. Surviving are his parents; a son, Shea Michael Seidel of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mrs. David (Kristina) Rusk of Indianapolis, and Kyndra Krull of Wolcottville; a brother, Richard of Wolcottville; grandparents, Gerhard and Eileen Krull of Rome City and Harriett Hunt of Kendallville. Graveside services Tuesday in Orange Cemetery. + 4-8-1994
Krumm Mary, about 21, wife of Ralph Krum of Rome City, died at her home there Wednesday of bronchial pneumonia. She was a native of Rome City, where she was born Aug. 1899, and with the exception of three or four years of her early life spent in California with her parents, had lived her entire life there. She graduated from Rome City High school in 1916, and in 1918 she was united in marriage to Ralph Krum of Toledo, a former Wolcottville resident. Since their marriage they have resided in Rome City. She is survived by her husband; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Williams; two sisters, Ruth and Esther. + 2-?-1920
Krupa Adolph Fred, 87, of Cromwell, died March 1, 2001 in Goshen Hospital. A U.S. Army veteran, he was an automotive mechanic and a dairy farmer in New York. He was born Sept. 3, 1913 in Auburn, N.Y. to Peter and Barbara (Lorync) Krupa. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Kesterke of Wawaka; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, James and Carol Krupa of Utica, N.Y. and Roger Krupa of Cromwell; a sister, Helen Krupa of New Hartford, N.Y.; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 25, 1996; a son, Richard on Oct. 21, 2000; 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Services Monday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery with military graveside rites. ^ 3-4-2001
Krupa Mary J, 74, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born April 20, 1921 in New Britain, Conn. to Paul and Mary (Malinowski) Sawicki. She married Adolph Krupa Aug. 14, 1942 in Utica, N.Y. A 1939 graduate of Remsen Central High School, she had lived in Cromwell since 1975 and assisted her husband in the operation of a dairy farm. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Utica. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, Richard of Ligonier, James of Whitesboro, N.Y., and Roger of Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Nancy) Kesterke of Wawaka; a brother, John Sawicki of Ligonier; 3 sisters, Sophia Steates of Latham, N.Y., Mrs. Earl (Helen) Greer of New Hartford, N.Y. and Mrs. Kenneth (Dolores) Carroll of Trinity, Ala.; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son, 2 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Monday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-25-1996
Krupa Richard Phillip, 54, died Oct. 21, 2000 at his Ligonier home. He was born Sept. 23, 1946 in Remsen, N.Y. to Adolph F. and Mary (Sawicki) Krupa. He attended Remsen Central High School, several tech schools for auto repair and military school with the U.S. Army. Surviving are his father of Cromwell; one daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Will Rownd of Canton, Ga.; one sister, Nancy Kesterke of Wawaka; 2 brothers, Jim of Utica, N.Y. and Robert of Cromwell; one grandson, Sumner Rownd. Prayer services today in Orr Funeral Home. + 10-28-2000
Krupp Adolph was born near Rosenburg, Germany Nov. 24, 1877; died in Avilla, Nov. 15, 1916, aged 38 years, 11 months and 21 days. He came to America with his parents in 1882. They settled in Big Rapids, Mich., where he lived until he became an employee of the GR&I Railroad at Grand Rapids as car inspector, moving to this place in 1900. He remained a faithful employee of the railroad until his health failed two and one half years ago. He was married to Marie Dinkel on Dec. 13, 1897. They had two sons, one dying in infancy. He is survived by the wife and son Herbert; two sisters, Mrs. August Rethcoski of Big Rapids, and Mrs. Carl Scheester of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three brothers, Edward of Kendallville, Gustave of Muskegon, and Christ of Tuston, Mich. He was a member of the Masonic Order and the Modern Woodmen of America. Services at the home Friday. Burial was in Big Rapids. ~ 11-22-1916
Kruse Elizabeth Ann, 46, died today in Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Paw Paw, Mich. Jan. 22, 1947, the daughter of Kenneth A. and Miriam E. (Heldt) Harris. On Oct. 27, 1965 in Fort Wayne she married Richard E. Kruse. She had worked in the accounting department of Redman Industries in Topeka for 21 years and was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Wolcottville, American Legion Post 381, Rome City, and VFW Auxiliary in Kendallville. Surviving are her mother in Sturgis, Mich.; her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Neil (Robyn) Farmer of Schaumburg, Ill.; a son, Robert of Kendallville; a brother, Robert K. Harris of Grosse Isle, Mich. Funeral Saturday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-5-1993
Kruse Keith Allen, 40, died Dec. 20, 2003 at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne. He was a foreman for Dow Chemical in Midland, Mich. for 10 years and was currently employed at Amerigas in Kendallville. He served in the Michigan Army National Guard for 6 years. He played many musical instruments and had performed with Harry Chapin and Lester Flatt. He attended the Church of the Nazarene in Kendallville. He was born June 28, 1963 in Flint, Mich. to Elmer and Leona (Montney) Kruse. On July 26, 1999 in Flint he married Pamela Soule. Surviving are his mother in Flint; his wife; 2 sons, Christian and Jacob; a daughter, Mariah; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Roger Lawcock of Bridgeport, Mich., and Kathy and Gary Ross of Linden, Mich. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-22-2003
Kruse Richard E, 80, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Rome City died Oct. 19, 2013, in Covington Commons Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. He and his wife owned and operated the Sylvan Lake Marine in Rome City for many years. He retired in 1998 as a service manager for Pepsi in Rome City.He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Rome City American Legion Post 381, and was a volunteer firefighter for the Orange Township Fire Department in Rome City for more than 30 years. He was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Fort Wayne to Howard and Mildred (Boger) Kruse. He married Elizabeth A. “Liz” Harris on Oct. 27, 1965, in Fort Wayne. She died on May 5, 1993. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Neil Farmer of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Lindley of Fort Wayne. He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Kruse in 2006; and a brother, Robert Kruse in 1988. Graveside service, Saturday in Orange Cemetery. ^ 10-23-2013
Kruse Robert, 64, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital. He had been custodian for more than nine years for Fort Wayne Community Schools and for 34 years was employed by Falstaff Brewery. Surviving are his wife, Thelma E.; a son, David R., Fort Wane; a sister, Helen Lindley, Adams Lake, Wolcottville; and a brother, Richard E., Rome City. Services Saturday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. + 7-6-1988
Kruse Vera I, 72, died Friday in Kenney Retirement Community, Ligonier. A former resident of Wolf Lake, she retired from Messenger Corp. of Auburn in 1979. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Albion. She was born July 23, 1911 in Maples, Ind. to Jesse and Anna (Wells) Allen. She was married May 13, 1939 in Garrett to Harold Kruse. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Jo, Fort Wayne; and Jane Holben, Auburn; a son, John, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Keith, Fort Wayne, and Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Beth Firestine, and Connie Goodman, both Fort Wayne; three grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 3-31-1989
Krusz George A Jr, 75, of Kendallville, died Sept. 14, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Holyoke, Mass., on June 20, 1935 to George Sr. and Wanda (Gorski) Krusz. He served in the U.S. Army 1953-1956. He married June H. Keeler on Jan. 16, 1954 in Atlanta, GA. He was retired from Walmart in Kendallville after about 8 years' service. He helped start Cindex Tool & Die and was business manager for about 30 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, American Legion Post 86 and VFW Post 2749, all in Kendallville. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Donna and Kent Myers of Yoder, Indiana, and Sharon and John Edmonds of Wawaka; a son, George III and Charlotte Krusz of Kendallville; seven grandchildren, Aaron Myers, Sean Myers, Amy Johnson, Justin Edmonds, Jill Edmonds, Ty Krusz and Kali Krusz; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, James and Christie Krusz of Chicopee, Massachusetts. Mass of Christian Burial Sept. 17, at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 9-16-2010
Kuckein Ruby Becker, of Fort Wayne, died Jan. 16, 2005 at Lutheran Hospital. She was born Aug. 7, 1912 to Elmer Becker and Gertrude (Katherine) Faye Lybarger of Kendallville. She had been a buyer for Howard's Gift Shop in Fort Wayne. Surviving is her brother, Kenton Becker of Pleasant Lake. She was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Clora, Ruth, June and Frances; 4 brothers, Walter, Warren, Ralph and Thomas; and her husband, Arthur Kuckein of Fort Myers, Fla. Private services pending. ^ 1-23-2005
Kuckuck Bertha C, 83, a resident of R. 2, Avilla, for the past 1 ½ years, died July 14 in the Garrett Hospital. She moved to this area from Edon, Ohio. She was born April 17, 1887, at Wawaka, a daughter of August and Augusta Kuckuck. She was a stenographer in Fort Wayne for many years, retiring in 1948. Surviving are a brother, Emil, R. 2, Avilla; and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Betz, Edon, Ohio, and Mrs. Forrest Gump, R. 1, Garrett. Funeral Friday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. ~ 7-23-1970 + 7-?-1970
Kuckuck Carl Henry, 70, of Phoenix, Ariz., and a native of Noble County, died. Funeral was Sunday at Edon, Ohio. Interment in Fairfield Center Cemetery. He was born near Wawaka and at the age of 10 years came to Fairfield Twp with his parents. He was the brother of Harold Kuckuck, east of Avilla. ~ 5-31-1951
Kuckuck Ernest O, 44, of Leipsic, Ohio, was born in Fort Wayne Sept. 10, 1928 to Harold W. and Clarice V. (Lux) Kuckuck. He married Mary Walden August 25, 1966. He was supervisor of personnel with the Libby Monell & Libby Co., a veteran of the Air Force, a member of the East Foulke Ave. Church of God, the F&AM Lodge No. 548, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, Kiwanis Club, Commercial Club and the American Legion in Leipsic. He was killed in an automobile accident January 1 in Mercedes, Texas. Survivors include his wife and mother; four children, Amy, William, Mary Alice and James, all at home; one brother, David, Fort Wayne; and one sister, Joyce Kuckuck, Spokane, Wash. Services Thursday in the St. Mary’s Church in Leipsic. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 1-4-1973 + 1-?-1973
Kuckuck Harold W, 68, R. 2, Avilla, died at Wednesday in Glen Oaks Nursing Home, Auburn. Born June 1, 1901 in DeKalb County near Fairfield Center, the son of August and Augusta Kuckuck, he had resided at R. 2, Avilla since 1948, moving from Fort Wayne. He had worked approximately 40 years at International Harvester Co. in Fort Wayne, retiring June 1, 1966. Survivors include the widow, Clarice Lux, whom he married Aug 21, 1927 in DeKalb County; one daughter, Miss Joyce M. Kuckuck, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons, Ernest of Leipsic, Ohio, and David of Fort Wayne; one brother, Emil, R. 2, Avilla; three sisters, Mrs. Forrest Gump, R. 1, Garrett, Miss Bertha Kuckuck, R. 2, Avilla, and Mrs. Lena Betz, Edon, Ohio; and four grandchildren. He was a member of the Sol D. Bolis Lodge No. 359, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, and of Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla. Services Friday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 7-17-1969
Kuebler Bernice W, 74, Kneipp Springs, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. She is survived by her husband, James. Funeral in Reidy-Scanlan Funeral Home, Lorain, Ohio. + 11-?-1974
Kuehm Mathilde F, 96, died Oct. 11 in Meridian Hospital, E. Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in Chebanse, Ill. on Jan. 27, 1899 to August and Anna (Kegebine) Schultz. On June 28, 1925 she married Walter Kuehm. He died Dec. 19, 1981. Formerly of Avilla, she was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Delores Gotshall, Fishers, and Ruth Meyer, Wichita, Kan.; 3 sons, Edward, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Lewis, Rohnert, Calif., and Kenneth, Akron, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 10-12-1995
Kuehm Walter J, 80, Avilla, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital. He was a retired machinist with the New York Central Railroad and moved to Avilla from Cleveland, Ohio 15 years ago. He was active in senior citizen events in Noble County and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was born August 19, 1901 in Adams County, a son of Michael and Mary (Gaier) Kuehm. He married Mathilda Schultz June 18, 1925. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Edward, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Lewis, Chicago, Ill., Kenneth, Akron, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Delores Gotshall of Chicago, and Ruth Meyer of Kansas; one brother, John of Elkhart; five sisters, Ann Phebus and Almeda Kunkle, both Elkhart, Marie Weber of Oregon, Freda Snyder of Calif., and Hulda Rosenbaum of Indianapolis; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 12-24-1981 + 12-19-1981
Kuehn Dorothy F, 77, a former resident of the Lamplighter, died Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 3, 1905 in Monroe, Mich., and was married Dec. 31, 1922 to Paul C. Kuehn, who died Sept. 11, 1970. She was a former employee of McCray Hospital and with her husband was co-owner of the old Fraser Mfg Co. in this city. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the Golden Rule Club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Margaret) Darby, Richmond, and Mrs. Dorothy Miller, Visalia, Calif.; a son, Paul C., Fort Wayne; and six grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son and a daughter. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Monday. Burial, St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, E. Detroit, Mich. + 6-3-1983
Kuehn Paul C, 72, 228 S. State St., died today at McCray Hospital. A resident of Kendallville since 1948, he is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy F. Russow, whom he married Dec. 31, 1922. Born April 10, 1898 at Dudleytown, Ind., his parents were Ernest C. and Emma C. Bauermer Kuehn. He was president of Fraser Mfg. Co., which was originated in 1945. He moved the business to Kendallville in 1948. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving also are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Emma Miller, Laton, Calif., and Mrs. Margaret Darby, Richmond; one son, Paul Jr., Fort Wayne; three brothers, Arthur, Homestead, Fla.; Herman, Detroit, Mich., and Leo, Oshkosh, Wis.; and six grandchildren. One daughter, one son and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, E. Detroit, Mich. + 9-?-1970
Kuehner Clara Hope, 49, of Fremont, died March 29, 2002 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne of complications from heart surgery. A Churubusco High School graduate, she had worked at Genaco Inc. in Merriam for 10 years and later worked at C.F. Gomma USA Inc. in Columbia City. She was born in Wolf Lake Sept. 15, 1952 to Roger and Marceil (Deck) Eamick. On May 25, 1973 she married Ronald C. Kuehner. Surviving are her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Renita Kuehner of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Brandy Kuehner of Fort Wayne; a sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Dick Kirkpatrick of Rome city; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony and Louise Eamick and Dean and Rita Eamick of Tucson, Ariz.; and 2 grandchildren, Joey and Brayden Kuehner. Services Tuesday at Sheets & Child Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 3-3-1-2002
Kugler Alma D, 92, died Jan. 31 in Bethlehem Woods Health Care Center, Fort Wayne. She was born May 5, 1905 in Steuben County to Ira and Jeanette (Rhinehart) Hovarter. She married Cleo Mills, then Owen Stiles and later Archie Kugler, who all preceded her in death. A lifetime northeastern Indiana resident, she was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Surviving are 2 sons, Owen and Glen Stiles of California; a stepson, Bob Kugler of Swan; a stepdaughter, Leila Jordan of Swan; a sister, Ila Wysong of South Bend; and numerous grand, great and great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Ralph and Warren Mills; and a stepson, Archie Kugler, Jr. Funeral in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 2-12-1998
Kugler Archie I, 90, R. 1, LaOtto, died Dec. 20 at McCray Hospital. He was born Dec. 31, 1894 in Noble County, the son of Joseph and Anna (Rhodes) Kugler. He married Lucile Bolton Sept. 15, 1923. She died Oct. 13, 1950. On May 16, 1953 he married Alma Hovarter. A lifetime resident of Swan Twp, he was a retired electrician with Local 305 in Fort Wayne, a WW I veteran, a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, charter member of American Legion Post 240, OES No. 155 and Masonic Lodge No. 460, all Avilla, Mizpah Temple, Fort Wayne, York Rite and IOOF, both Garrett. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Leila) Jordan, LaOtto; two sons, Archie Jr., Fort Wayne, and Robert, LaOtto; two stepsons, Ralph Mills, Fort Wayne, and Richard Stiles of California; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Services Dec. 24 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 1-2-1986 + 12-20-1985
Kugler Barbara, 78, died Saturday in her home after a long illness of heart trouble. She had been a resident of LaOtto since 1894. Surviving is the husband, Isidor; two sons, Herman at home, and Wayne, living in Hudson, Indiana; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Garman and Mrs. Margaret Whan of Huntertown; and Grenivere at home; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Callie Iler of Wolcottville and Mrs. Laura Rhodenbaugh of Van Wert, Ohio. Services July 22 in the Lutheran Church at LaOtto. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 7-24-1952
Kugler Bessie, 69, widow of John Kugler, died Wednesday at her home. Her husband died February 22, 1952. She had lived in this community for fifty years, and was the daughter of Eleazer Tousley. Survivors are two sons, Russell of Angola, and Walter of Garrett; a daughter, Mrs. Flossie Hindee of Garrett; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services at the Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 10-22-1953
Kugler Daisy L, 86, died March 26, 2003 in Miller's Merry Manor. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Garrett. She was born Dec. 6, 1916 in Noble County to Virgil and Anna (McCoy) Snell. On Aug. 18, 1936 she married Walter Kugler. He died Oct. 22, 1988. Surviving are a son, Jerry of Ashley; 2 daughters, Vicky Temple of Hawaii and Karen Brown of Garrett; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Nelson Snell. Services Saturday in Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 3-27-2003
Kugler David "Dick", 97, a lifetime Avilla area resident and farmer, died Nov. 25 in Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 6, 1888 in Noble County, the son of George and Lorena (Yarian) Kugler. He served in Germany with the U. S. Army during WW I. Survivors include one niece and several cousins. Services Nov. 29 in Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 12-5-1985
Kugler Donald R, 14-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kugler, living south of Helmer was fatally wounded Sunday in his bedroom when he apparently shot himself with a .22 caliber rifle because his three older brothers teased him about "low passes" in a basketball scrimmage in the barn. The parent are convinced he shot himself accidentally. He was born Nov. 30, 1942 in Avilla, but the family moved to its present home eight years ago. Surviving are the parents; three brothers, Robert, married and living at home, Hubert Lee and Francis Eugene, high school pupils at Ashley. Grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Bair, Ligonier and Isador Kugler, LaOtto. Services Wednesday in the Methodist Church at Helmer. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. ~ 2-14-1957
Kugler Edna May, 91, died Jan. 26 at Sacred Heart Home. She was born Aug. 23, 1892 in DeKalb County, the daughter of Charles C. and Emily Ellen (Knott) Thomas. She married William Franklin Kugler Nov. 25, 1920, and they had lived in the LaOtto community. He died in 1974. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aid Society, OES No. 155 of Avilla and American Legion Auxiliary 240. Surviving are one brother, Raymond Hayward, Manitowoc, Wis. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 2-2-1984
Kugler G Grenivere "Babe", 97, died June 26, 2003 in the United Methodist Memorial Home at Warren. She was born September 24, 1905 in LaOtto to Isidor and Barbara (Grimm) Kugler. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Wayne and Herman Kugler, and 2 sisters, Margaret Whan and Mabel Garman. After serving as a teacher at LaOtto Elementary School for 43 years, she retired in June 1970. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of LaOtto. Services in Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 7-10-2003
Kugler George, 82, a lifelong resident of Swan Twp died at the home of a son, David, in Green Twp on Monday. He had suffered a heart attack Saturday. Surviving besides the son are a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Isador, LaOtto and John of Avilla. Funeral Wednesday at Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 10-21-1950
Kugler Herman "Jake", 81, who lived in LaOtto, died Sunday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. He was born in LaOtto Nov. 26, 1896 to Isador and Barbara Grimm Kugler. He was retired from General Electric Co., Fort Wayne. Surviving are one sister, Grenivere Kugler, LaOtto; and one brother, Wayne, R. 2, Wolcottville. Services Dec. 13 in McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 12-15-1977 + 12-?-1977
Kugler Isador, 95, died Thursday at his home in LaOtto. A resident of the LaOtto area all his life, he was a retired ditch contractor. Born January 27, 1870 near LaOtto, he was the son of Anthony and Margaret Kugler. July 29, 1894 he was married to Barbara Grimm, who died in 1952. Surviving are two sons, Herman of LaOtto and Wayne of Hudson; three daughters, Mrs. Edgar Garman and Mrs. Arthur Whan of Huntertown, and Miss Grenivere Kugler, at home; ten grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 12-30-1965 + 12-?-1965
Kugler John August, 77, native of Germany and a resident of northern Indiana the past 52 years, died Sunday at the home of his stepson, Herbert Harris. He had suffered from Bright’s disease but immediate cause of death was pneumonia. He was born in Germany June 27, 1857 and came to this country in 1882, arriving at New York Feb. 17. Since 1915 he had resided at South Milford. He married Mrs. Eliza Harris in 1910. No immediate relatives survive. Funeral Tuesday from the home. Burial, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. ^ 10-29-1934
Kugler John C, 80, died Friday at his home here. Surviving are the wife, Bessie; two sons, Russell of Angola, and Walter of Garrett; a daughter, Mrs. Flossie Hindee of Garrett; four grandchildren, and a brother, Isador of LaOtto. Services Monday in the Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-28-1952
Kugler Joseph, 91, of LaOtto, died September 30, in Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Gus Bracht of Huntertown, Miss Minnie Kugler at home and Mrs. Paul R. Funk of Auburn, three sons, W. F. and Archie of LaOtto and J. B. of Fort Wayne; three brothers, George and John of Avilla, and Isador of LaOtto; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Final rites October 3, at the LaOtto Lutheran Church. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 10-20-1949 + 1949
Kugler Joseph B, 71, of Fort Wayne, died Feb. 24 in Parkview Hospital. A native of Noble County, he was born November 11, 1898, the son of Joseph and Anna (Rhodes) Kugler. He was married February 14, 1942 to Marie Larmin, who survives. He had resided in Fort Wayne for 42 years. He was an electrician before his retirement six years go. For the past several years he operated a bait store in his home. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Huntington. Also surviving are two brothers, William and Archie Sr., of LaOtto; a sister, Mrs. Anna Funk, Auburn; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Friday at the C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 3-5-1970 + 2-24-1970
Kugler Lavanche M, 85, died Feb. 16, 2002 in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was a member of Wolcottville United Methodist Church and had worked at Brand's Restaurant in Corunna, more recently at McCray Hospital. She was born in Kendallville on May 27, 1916 to Irvin and Emma (Hissong) Bair. She married Wayne Kugler in Avilla on Oct. 26, 1936. He died in 1982. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Hubert and Eleanor, Robert and Shirley and Francis and Nancy Kugler of Hudson; a brother, Arthur Bair of Upland; 3 sisters, Pauline Erdley of Wolf Lake, Katherine Brazell of Ligonier and Alice Myhnier of Goshen; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One son, Donald, and one brother, Howard, preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. ^ 2-17-2002
Kugler Lucile, 48, died at her home in Swan. Funeral was Monday in Swan Methodist Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. As a young woman and for some time after she was married, she taught the grade school at Hill, Mt. Zion, Sweet, and Huckleberry for a period of eight years. She was an active lifelong member of the Swan Church having served as president of the W. S. C. S. for three consecutive years. She was also a member of O. E. S. Chapter 155. She had been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for the past 26 years. She is survived by her husband, Archie Sr., one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Jordan of Swan, two sons, Archie Jr. and Robert Lee at home, one grandchild and her mother, Mrs. Mae Bolton of Swan. One infant son, Arthur, preceded her in death. ~ 10-19-1950
Kugler Marvel I, 71, Kendallville Nursing Home, died today in McCray Hospital. A native of Angola, she was born Aug. 25, 1903, the daughter of Charles and Nettie (Vancycle) Sutton. She and Asa Kugler were married in Coldwater, Mich. Aug. 29, 1925. She had lived in Kendallville 10 years, moving here from Angola. Surviving are her husband of R. 1; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Gloria) Weber, R. 1; a brother, Raymond, Angola; 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, South Scott Cemetery, Angola. + 12-?-1974
Kugler Minnie L, 63, died in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett December 13. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Swan, of Avilla Chapter No. 155, OES, and of the American Legion Auxiliary at Avilla. Surviving are three brothers, William and Archie, LaOtto, and Joseph B. of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Bracht, Huntertown, and Mrs. Anna Funk of Auburn. Services this afternoon in Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 12-15-1955
Kugler Robert L, 68, of LaOtto, died May 4, 2000 in his home. He was born June 8, 1931 in Swan Twp, LaOtto to Archie I. and Lucile Mae (Bolton) Kugler. On June 5, 1954 in Angola he married Alma Joyce Baker. She survives. A lifetime area resident, he retired from retail sales of fork lifts for Pettibone in Fort Wayne. He was a commuter airline pilot for Hub and Air Michigan and owned his own air freight business, Kgl-Air. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of American Legion Post 240, Avilla, Avilla Lodge No. 460 F&AM, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, Mizpah Shrine Temple of Fort Wayne and Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Surviving also are 3 sons, Glenn of Wolcottville, David of Avilla, and Brett of LaOtto; 6 grandchildren, Michael W., Adam J., Ashley N., Matthew D., Samantha L. and Gabriel M. Kugler; and a sister, Leila Jordan of LaOtto. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Arthur and Archie Jr Kugler. Services in Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Swan Cemetery., ~ 5-18-2000
Kugler Samuel, about 78, a longtime resident of southeast of here, died at a Garrett convalescent home Sept. 19, 1946. Surviving are three foster children, Harry Kugler and Mrs. James Guiff of Churubusco, and Mrs. Earl Killworth of Collins; and four brothers, George, Joseph , John and Isador of Noble County. Funeral at Churubusco last Saturday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 9-?-1946
Kugler Walter L, 74, Garrett, died in DeKalb Hospital Oct. 22. He was born Sept. 30, 1914 in Avilla, the son of John and Bessie (Towsley) Kugler. He married Daisy Snell Aug. 18, 1936 in Albion. He worked as a tool and die maker for 19 years at Electric Motors and for 10 years at Hubbard Spool, both in Garrett. Surviving are his wife; a son, Jerry, Ashley; two daughters, Vicky Wolfe, Waterloo, and Karen Brown, Garrett; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A brother, Russell, and a sister, Flossie Lumm, preceded him in death. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Garrett. Services Tuesday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 11-1-1988 + 10-22-1988
Kugler Wayne H, 67, died December 8 at his Westler Lake residence from an apparent heart attack. He was born December 22, 1914, the son of Isador and Barbara (Grimm) Kugler. He married Levanche Bair October 26, 1936 in Syracuse. He was a retired farmer and truck driver and was a member of the Helmer United Methodist Church and the Avilla Masonic Lodge 460. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Francis E. and Hubert L. of Hudson, and Robert W. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Grenivere, of LaOtto; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were a son, Donald, two sisters and one brother. Services Saturday in the Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery. ~ 12-16-1982
Kugler William F, 83, was born Sept. 1, 1890 to Joseph and Anna (Rhodes) Kugler and married Edna May Thomas Nov. 29, 1920. She survives. He operated a barber shop in Avilla from 1949 to 1959, when he sold it, but continued barbering until he retired in 1970. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto, past master of F&AM Lodge 460, Avilla, past patron of OES 155, Avilla, a member of the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne, IOOF Lodge, Garrett, and American Legion Post 240, Avilla. He died Feb. 13 in McCray Hospital. Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Anna Funk, Auburn, one brother, Archie, Swan. Services Saturday in the funeral home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 2-21-1974 + 2-13-1974
Kuhlman Ora, 75, retired Churubusco businessman, died Friday in a Fort Wayne hospital as a result of severe burns received when he was trapped in a fire at Churubusco Jan. 18. It is believed he lighted a gasoline lamp in his room in a business building and fought the flames with water before help arrived. He was overcome by smoke. He is survived by a son, O. R., Fort Wayne; and two grandsons. Funeral was the first of the week. + 1-?-1938
Kuhn Ada, 78, was found dead in her chair on the porch of her home Saturday. Death was attributed to a heart attack. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Watt of Albion. Funeral Tuesday from Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 6-?-1940
Kuhn Bayart T, 80, a native of Albion and Noble County, died at his home here Feb. 12, 1937 following a stroke of paralysis. For many years he was a successful farmer residing west of town and after retirement moved with his family to Albion. He was a member of the K of P Lodge. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ada (Rapp) Kuhn; and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Watt of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Phillips and Mrs. Eva Hamlin of Toledo, O. Funeral Sunday at Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1937
Kuhn Benjamin Franklin, 81, of Barbee Lakes, died Tuesday at his farm home due to a heart ailment. In 1948, in commemoration of his half century of service as a physician and surgeon in this state, he was presented with a plaque by the Indiana Medical Association. He was born near Barbee Lakes Jan. 6, 1869, the son of Daniel and Martha (Wilkinson) Kuhn. He was graduated from Loyola Medical School in Chicago, Ill., and served his internship at the Cook County Hospital. He began his practice of medicine and surgery in Elkhart and remained there 44 years. He was married on Aug. 14, 1917 to Cecelia Smith of Cromwell. Surviving are his wife; a son, Franklin of near Barbee Lakes; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanette O’Day of Palm Springs, Calif.; two brothers, Arthur of Vero Beach, Fla., and Charles of Gary. Funeral Friday at Mock’s Church south of North Webster. + 4-4-1950
Kuhn Charles C was born near Albion Jan. 7, 1859, the son of Washington and Rebecca Coon and was one of a family of 6 children, one of whom, Harry with the parents having preceded him in death. He is survived by one brother, Bayard of Albion, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Nora Russell of Albion, Mrs. Mary Phillips and Mrs. Eva Hamlin of Toledo. He was married in 1892 to Frances Gesaman, and they had 6 children, 2 daughters died in infancy. He is survived by his wife, 1 daughter, Mrs. Loetta Bremer of Toledo; three sons, Hershey of Fort Wayne, and Frank and Carleton at home; three grandchildren, Rex and Bob Bremer and Marjory Kuhn. He died Sunday, aged 65 years, 10 months and 16 days. His whole life has been spent in and near Albion. In the fall election he was successful in his candidacy for county recorder, having received a liberal vote of confidence from the people and would have taken office Jan. 1, 1926. Funeral at the Presbyterian Church. + 12-?-1924 > No date
Kuhn Duane D, 47, died Thursday at his Kendallville residence. He was born in Kendallville on Dec. 17, 1946 to Charles D. and Ilo M. (Swartz) Kuhn. He had been employed by J. R. Riggins Clothing Store in Fort Wayne and was a substitute teacher for East Noble, DeKalb and Lakeland high schools. His father preceded him in death. Surviving are his mother and stepfather. Funeral Sunday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 10-20-1994
Kuhn Frances G, daughter of Joseph and Loetta Gesaman, was born in Massillon, Ohio, April 16, 1870, and died in Fort Wayne at the home of her son, Hershey, Dec. 10, 1933, aged 63 years, 7 months and 24 days. In 1892 she married Charles C. Kuhn. They had six children, two of whom died in infancy. He died in 1924. She is survived by one daughter and three sons, Mrs. Loette Bremer of Maumee, Ohio, Hershey of Fort Wayne, Carlton and Frank of Ligonier; four grandchildren, Rex and Robert Bremer and Margie and John Kuhn; a brother, Marvin of Gascoyne, N.D. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Albion. From 1926 to 1930 she served Noble County as recorder. + 12-?-1933
Kuhn Frank, about 40, native son of Albion, was killed Dec. 24, 1945 when his car was hit by an eastbound NYC passenger train about 3 miles east of Ligonier at the Waldron crossing. Known to all as "Hank", he was making a rural mail delivery at the time of the accident. He had been serving as a rural carrier for a year. The accident is presumed to have been caused by poor visibility as the car’s windshield was covered with ice from the sleet falling at the time. He is survived by his wife, Martha; a six-year old daughter, Susan; two brothers, Hershey of Fort Wayne, and Carleton, and one sister, Mrs. Russell Bremer. Funeral this afternoon in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1945
Kuhn George W, a pioneer resident of Noble County, was born in Richland County, Ohio on June 29, 1830, and died May 22, 1916, aged 85 years, 10 months and 23 days. He was the son of Jacob and Margaret Kuhn, who preceded him in death a number of years. He was one of a family of nine - seven sisters and one brother, all of whom are deceased. He married Effe J. Dally Sept. 30, 1852. They had seven children, four of whom have died, three of them died quite young. The fourth, Rufina Jane Halferty, died July 7, 1914. His wife died Nov. 24, 1900. He was one of the early settlers of Noble County. He came to this state in Oct. 1855 and settled on a farm in Jefferson Twp, where he resided until three months prior to his death, the rest of his life being spent with his son John. He is survived by three children, John D., James J., and Mrs. Ellen Potter, all Noble County; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services at Mt. Pleasant Church 5-24. ~ 5-31-1916
Kuhn Harold C, 68, resident of R. 2, Syracuse, died at home July 29. He was born in Albion on Aug. 18, 1910 and married Elizabeth Maravio Jan. 16, 1934. He moved to Wawasee Lake in 1952 coming here from Fort Wayne. He was a former salesman for Midwestern United Life Insurance and also former Turkey Creek Twp trustee. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Karen, Conkling, Fort Wayne; two grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-29-1979
Kuhn Harold D, 76, died Thursday in the V.A. Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 5, 1913 in Fairfield County, Ohio, the son of Perry and Myrtle (Huffman) Kuhn. On Feb. 16, 1944 in Fort Wayne he married Roberta Marshall. He retired as a truck driver for the Noble County Highway Dept. in 1975. He was a member of American Legion Post 47 and VFW Post 11006 of Fort Wayne, DAV Chapter 15 of Goshen and was a WW II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Janice, and a son, Richard, both of Albion. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-18-1990
Kuhn Helen J, 62, of R. 3, LaGrange, died Monday at her residence. She was born in Kendallville June 20, 1926, the daughter of Cory and Minnie (Barhydt) Windle. On July 20, 1945 in Kendallville, she married James R. Kuhn. She had lived in Noble County before moving to LaGrange County 38 years ago. She was a homemaker. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Smith of Shipshewana; a sister, Betty Windle, Kendallville; two brothers, Earl of Michigan City and Donald of Kendallville; and one grandchild. One son, three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 10-17-1988
Kuhn Hershey, about 66, a native son of this community and a graduate of Albion High School, died May 5, 1967 at his home at Lake Wawasee where he had made his home the past 7 years. For a time he had lived at Cromwell. He was a retired insurance salesman, born Sept. 14, 1900, the son of Charles and Frances (Gesaman) Kuhn. He was married in St. Joseph, Mich. Sept. 2, 1920 to Edith Ravenscroft. Surviving are his wife; a son, John of Cromwell; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Smith of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; one brother, Harold (Zeke), of Lake Wawasee. Funeral Monday at a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1967
Kuhn James, 75, lifelong resident of Noble County, died at his Kendallville home Wednesday. He was born in Jefferson Twp on May 20, 1861, the son of George W. and Effe Kuhn. He married Dora Hockenbarger on March 8, 1891. Surviving are the widow, the five children, Mrs. Jennie Ragan of Wolcottville, Mrs. Florence Fought and Mrs. Elsie Browand of Kendallville; Lewis of near Woodruff, and Charles at home; a sister, Mrs. Ella Potter of Albion; and 15 grandchildren. Final rites Saturday from Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 12-?-1936
Kuhn Larry Jay, 47, of 310 N. Riley St., and formerly of Akron, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at home. He was born June 12, 1941 in Rochester, the son of George W. and Wilma F. (Swick) Kuhn. On Sept. 1, 1962 he married Juanita "Neda" Burkett. He had resided in Kendallville since May and had formerly lived in Leo and Brown County area. He was an accountant for Kruse International in Auburn and with his wife owned and operated the Hollyhock Inn, a new bed and breakfast establishment in Kendallville. He was a former employee of General Motors Corporation in Marion for 11 years and had served with his wife in Greece and Brazil in Interdenominational Mission of Greenwood. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Alisha RaAn and Tania Noel; and a son, Neiel J., all at home; a twin brother, Jerry Ray of Amboy; and one granddaughter, Holly Noel Anderson. Services Tuesday in Amboy United Methodist Church, Amboy. Burial, Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. + 10-29-1988
Kuhn Larry S, 58, of Cromwell, died June 11, 2004 at Whitley Memorial Hospital. He had retired after 25 years with Fairmont Homes in Nappanee where he was plant manager. A 1963 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a member of the Rock Church. He was born Sept. 5, 1945 in Fort Wayne to Marvin and Betty (Stump) Kuhn. He married Emilee Dean on July 5, 2001. Surviving are his wife; his mother; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Bobby Jacobs of Cromwell and Suzanne and Arizona Schaefer of Kendallville; a son, Larry II of Goshen; 3 stepchildren; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay and Dave Blanchard of Ohio and Angie and Gene Deck of Albion; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Sandy and Dan and Doreene Kuhn of Cromwell; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Services Tuesday at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Thorn Cemetery with military rites. ^ 7-13-2004
Kuhn Louis, 91, of Kalkaska Memorial Hospital, Kalkaska, Mich., died there Saturday. A native of Noble County, he was born March 15, 1895 to James and Dora (Hockenbarger) Kuhn. On Dec. 2, 1922 in LaGrange County, he married Mary Irene Cary, who died in 1977. He moved to Kalkaska 2 ½ years ago from Wolcottville and was a retired employee of Flint & Walling Mfg. and Kendallville Foundry. He was a WW I Army veteran. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Mary) Kinney of Fife Lake, Mich., and Mrs. Munson (Marjorie) Perry) of Itasca, Fla.; 2 sons, James R. and Richard L. of LaGrange; a sister, Elsie Browand, Kendallville; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. One daughter, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 7-12-1986
Kuhn Marvin Earl, 48, R. 1, Leesburg, died of complications Saturday at Alfran Nursing Home. A former machinist at Weatherhead Co. at Syracuse, he was born near North Webster on July 5, 1922 to Alfred and Ethel (Black) Kuhn. He was a lifetime resident of the North Webster area. Survivors include his father, R. 1, Leesburg; three sons, Eddie and Dan, Cromwell, Larry, Syracuse; two daughters. Angela, Cromwell, Mrs. David (Kay) Blanchard, Ligonier; one brother, Hiatt, R. 1, Cromwell; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Belle Murphy, R. 1, Leesburg, Mrs. Annie Mae Poyser, Cromwell, Mrs. Wayne (Lorraine) Miller, Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death in 1967 by his mother. Funeral Tuesday at Harris-Troxel Funeral Home. Burial, North Webster Cemetery, Mock Addition. + 12-?-1970
Kuhn Roberta M, 80, died June 14, 2003 at Kendallville Manor Healthcare. She was born in Noble County June 12, 1923 to Harry and Mayrietta (Browand) Marshall. She married Harold D. Kuhn in Fort Wayne. He died in 1990. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and June Kuhn of Kendallville; a daughter, Janice Kuhn of Albion; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Pat Marshall of Kendallville and Lloyd and Gennie Marshall of Kimmell; and a sister, Helen Trittipo of Texas. Preceding her in death were 3 brothers, Harold, George and Robert Marshall. Services Thursday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-16-2003
Kuhn Sarah, 64, a resident of Allen Twp for many years, died at the family home last Tuesday. Surviving are the husband, John; two sisters, Mary Black and Mrs. Dora Halferty; and five brothers, Milton and Charles of Avilla, Pierce of South Milford, Albert of Kendallville, and William of Belleville, Oh. Funeral Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 1-?-1923
Kuhn Susan Evalena, 51, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born March 19, 1947 in Warsaw to Howard Charles and Colleen (McAlister) LaFollette II. On June 25, 1968 she married Larry Kuhn. She was employed by Walker Mfg. in Ligonier and was a member of Rock Church at Lake Wawasee. Surviving are her mother in Warsaw; her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Stephanie) Jacobs and Suzanne Kuhn of Cromwell; a son, Larry II of Ligonier; and a sister, Mrs. Randall (Cheryl) ODell of Sidney. She was preceded in death by a brother, Howard. Funeral today in Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 9-9-1998
Kuhne Denise Kimmel, 78, Fort Wayne, died December 11, 2003 at home. She was born December 6, 1925 in Sainte Addresse, Prov. Normandie, France to Edouard Emile and Elisa Melanie (Guegan) Peau. She immigrated to the United States in 1946. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Eads; 2 grandsons, Kevin and Dennis Eads; and a sister, Jeannine Edsall Liechty of Kendallville. Preceding her in death were her husband Robert Kuhne in 1990; and a sister in France, Elisa Guilbaud. She retired in 2000 after 21 years with the State of Indiana Division of Family & Children Services in Fort Wayne and was formerly employed in Kendallville at McCray Refrigeration Co., Kraft Industries, and Noble County Selective Service Office. She was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception where services were held. Burial, Avilla Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 12-18-2003
Kuhns Bailey (This appears to be David B. Kuhns), 60, committed suicide at his home near Wolf Lake Wednesday when he shot himself through the head with a shotgun. No cause has been assigned for the act as he had been in good spirits and had never threatened suicide, relatives said. When Mrs. Kuhns stepped into another part of the house her husband went into a bedroom and placing the weapon to the right side of his head succeeded in pulling the trigger by the use of a stove poker. He died instantly. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, and three sons, Mrs. Doris formerly Kuhns, South Bend, Sam, Ligonier, and two sons at home. Funeral Friday at Wolf Lake Methodist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 2-?-1924
Kuhns David B was born in Noble Twp Jan. 20, 1862, and died Jan. 30, 1924, aged 62 years, 10 days. He married Katharine Targgart Dec. 25, 1882. They had four children, Doris of South Bend, Ind., Samuel and Mrs. Oma, his wife, of Ligonier, Ind., Dale of South Bend, Ind., attending Notre Dame University, Glen of Bloomington, Ind., attending Indiana University, one grandson, J. D. Gandy, of Locke, Wash. He was a member of the Masons of Albion Lodge No. 97, the K.P. Lodge of Wolf Lake. He was a farmer, having bought the homestead of his father and also of his wife’s father, making 238 acres of land. He leaves a wife, three sons and a daughter; one sister; one grandson. Funeral Sunday. + 1-?-1924
Kuhns Joseph, 67, died Sunday at his home. A farmer in Green Twp, his death followed an attack of heart trouble. Surviving are the widow and three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Campbell, Albion, Mrs. Ada Leatherman near Albion, and Mrs. May Gaff, Churubusco; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Workman of near Brimfield, Mrs. Emily Kesling of near Albion; and a brother, John in California. He was a brother of the late Marvin Kuhns, who was killed in Van Wert, Ohio, several years ago. + 12-?-1929
Kuhns Katharine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Targgart, was born in Noble County Dec. 25, 1864; died March 18, 1928, her age being 63 years, 2 months and 23 days. In the year 1882, Dec. 25, she married David B. Kuhns and they settled on a farm near Wolf Lake, where they lived until death. They had four children, Mrs. Doris Cole of Wolf Lake, Samuel of South Bend, Dale, deceased, Glenn of South Bend. Four years ago the husband preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pythian Sister Lodge at Wolf Lake and the Eastern Star at Albion. She is survived by one daughter, two sons, six brothers, four sisters and one grandchild, J. D. Gandy. Funeral at the Wolf Lake M. E. Church Thursday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1928
Kuhns Kenneth Dale, son of David B. and Katharine Kuhns, was born near Wolf Lake in Noble Twp Jan. 26, 1903 and died April 28, 1927 at the age of 24 years, 3 months and 2 days. He attended high school at Wolf Lake and graduated in 1921. He graduated from Law College of Notre Dame University and was admitted to the bar in the spring of 1926. He had been in school all his life with the exception of the past year, which has been spent on the farm with his mother. He committed suicide Thursday at his home near Wolf Lake by shooting himself through the head. He was alone at the noon hour and phoned a neighbor, Elmer Biddle to come at once. When Mr. and Mrs. Biddle arrived a few minutes later he lay on the floor unconscious. He was taken to a hospital where he died Thursday night. He is mourned by his mother, his sister, Doris; two brothers, Glen and Sam, and J. D. Gandy, a nephew. + 4-?-1927
Kuhns Mary E, 68, (Mrs. Joseph), died Sunday of a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Burnell Campbell of Green Twp. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Lowell Leatherman and Mrs. Verne Gaff, all of near Albion; and a brother and a sister. Funeral Wednesday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1935
Kuhns Oma, 50, (b. 1-22-1894 - d. 12-12-1942) died Saturday at her home in Miami, Fla., where she operated a beauty parlor for many years after leaving Albion. While residing here, she with her husband owned and operated the Ford Garage. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Shew of near Wolf Lake; three sisters, Mrs. William Ott of Fairmount, Ind., Mrs. Everett Craven, Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Bernard Mott of Indianola, Ia.; and one brother, Eugene of Columbia City. Services Dec. 17 at Wesleyan Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1942
Kuhns Rosenia, 77, (b. 10-7-1861) who had been blind for 15 years, was burned to death March 30 at the home of brother, Charles Rosenogle. The accident occurred in the short time of ten minutes. Her brother left the home and at the time his sister was sitting in a chair smoking a pipe. When he returned he saw smoke creeping from under the kitchen door and entered another door to find her lying on the floor, her clothing burned away and her entire body terribly burned. It was first believed embers from her pipe set her clothing on fire, but the coroner thought a match with which she was relighting the pipe had caused the tragedy. She had never fully recovered from burns sustained a year ago when her clothes caught fire from the stove while she was cooking a meal. She was a lifelong resident of here and was the widow of Peter Kuhns, Mexican War veteran. Surviving are four brothers, Charles and William Rosenogle of Albion, Isaac of Columbia City, and James of Kimmell; and a sister, Mrs. Eli Skinner of Columbia City. + 3-?-1939
Kuhns Simon Peter was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1824, and died at his home in Albion on June 25, 1920, aged 95 years, 7 months and 22 days. He was the son of Peter and Suzanna Kuhns and was one of a family of twelve children, all of whom with the parents have preceded him in death. When very young he joined the U. S. Army for service in the Mexican War, after which he came to Noble County. On March 13, 1861 he married Lydia Parkinson, and they had four boys and two girls, two of whom, Marvin and Peter, having preceded him in death. The wife died Oct. 25, 1887. The surviving children are Mrs. Samuel Workman, Mrs. William Kesling, Joseph and John Kuhns. During the Civil War he again joined the Army in defense of his country and served to the end of that conflict. On Nov. 3, 1890 he was married to Rosenia Eyman, who survives him. The obsequies were held at the home Sunday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 6-?-1920
Kukutsis Helen M, 81, of Kendallville, died Aug. 20, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Brimfield on Nov. 16, 1928 to Merle and Modelle (McDonald) Ramer. She graduated from Rome City High School in 1946. She was a waitress for 35 years at the Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Brad Wolf of Kendallville; grandchildren, Mandy Stephens, Christopher and Angela Wolf, Zackary and Morgan Wolf, Jason and Carmela Bloom; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Logan, Mattison Stephens, Jocilyn, Nevaeh and Teagan Wolf; and 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Russ and Donna Ramer of Fla., Dean and Donna Ramer of Kendallville and Ron and Marsha Ramer of Sylvan Lake. She was preceded in death by her son, Victor Bloom in 2005; 3 sisters, Dorothy, Sandra and Carol; and 3 husbands, Vance Bloom, George Kukutsis and Oscar Kline. Memorial service Aug. 28 at St. John Lutheran Church. ^ 8-23-2010
Kulick Beulah (Mayfield) "Boots", 69, was found dead in her home in St. Joseph, Mich. at noon Aug. 22 by a neighbor. She was a former Cromwell and Ligonier resident. The only survivors are a sister Mrs. Mardell Schwab, Ligonier, and a niece, Mrs. Susie O. Parkerson of Huntington. + 8-22-1978
Kumfer Lindsey Marie was stillborn November 18 at Parkview Hospital to Patrick and Rebecca Kumfer of LaOtto. She is survived by the parents, a brother, Jeremy L., at home; and grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Arthur Lock of Churubusco, and Mrs. and Mrs. Alva Kumfer of Fort Wayne. Graveside services Tuesday at Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 12-2-1982
Kumfer Alva Steve, 77, of Fort Wayne, died January 31, 2000 in his home. A Fort Wayne native, he had been a foreman at Joslyn Stainless Steel. He retired from there in 1979 after 39 years. Surviving are his wife, Lydia R.; a daughter, Penny M. Gorman of Fort Wayne; 3 sons, Stephen J. of Fort Wayne, and Bradley L. and Patrick A. of LaOtto; 2 sisters, Margaret Beckman of Fort Wayne and Joanne Konkle of Long Lake; 3 brothers, George and Charles of Columbia City and John Rock of Columbus; and 10 grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was in Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 2-10-2000
Kumnick Raymond D, 74, Ligonier, died Friday in Goshen Hospital. He had lived in Ligonier for 28 years and had been ill two years. A native of Pulaski, Ohio, he was born March 4, 1899, the son of Louis and Bessie (Winkler) Kumnick. He and Ruth Bordner were married Feb. 7, 1923 in Ohio. He was retired from Penn Central in Goshen. Surviving are his wife; his mother; one daughter, Mrs. Dean Lung, Goshen; a sister, Mrs. Gene Hamm, Bryan, Ohio; a brother, Clarence, Toledo, Ohio; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1973
Kunce Craig A, 25, died July 28, 1995 as the result of a motorcycle accident near Cromwell. He was born Aug. 11, 1969 in Goshen to Roger and Linda (Zolman) Kunce. He was a 1988 graduate of West Noble High School and attended Purdue University. He was employed in the bindery department of R.R. Donnelley Co. in Warsaw. Surviving are his parents; 2 brothers, Brad of Cromwell and Brian of Monterey; grandparents, Nellis and Rosetta Kunce of Cromwell and Gene and Libby Zolman of Warsaw. Funeral Tuesday in Ligonier Evangelical Church. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 7-28-1995
Kunce Estella Beezley, 76, died Nov. 2 at her home at Ligonier. She is survived by her husband, one son, one daughter and 3 grandchildren. Funeral this afternoon at Cromwell. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 11-?-1942
Kunce Floy, 50, died Dec. 19 at her farm home two miles south of Cromwell. Surviving are the husband, Russell; two sons, Nellis and Glenn; and three grandchildren, all of this community. Funeral Dec. 21 in Indian Village EUB Church. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 12-19-1947
Kunce Glenn F, 51, of R. 1, Cromwell, died Saturday of complications at the National Nursing Home, Warsaw. He was born in Noble County Dec. 19, 1918 to Russell and Floy (Williams) Kunce. He had been a lifetime resident of Cromwell and North Webster. On May 4, 1941 he married Virginia Clingerman. He had been a farmer and attended Indian Village United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Deanna at home, and Mrs. Joe (Judy) White of Leesburg; one granddaughter; and one brother, Nellis of R. 1, Cromwell. + 6-?-1970
Kunce Leslie D, 66, died Dec. 21 at his home in Cromwell. He was born in Noble County Aug. 12, 1881, the son of Samuel and Wilimina (Hockensmith) Kunce. He had lived all of his life in Cromwell and vicinity. Surviving relatives include his wife, Nancy; a son, Ivan of Sturgis, Mich.; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Virginia Cothrell, Cromwell; two brothers, William, Ligonier, and Russell of near Cromwell; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Stair, Elkhart; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Dec. 24 at Indian Village EUB Church of which he was a member. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 12-21-1949
Kunce Linda K, 59, died Oct. 23, 2007 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born June 22, 1948 in Warsaw to Devon and Mary (Ivey) Zolman. She married Roger Kunce on Oct. 21, 1967 in Warsaw. She was one of the founding members of the Ligonier Evangelical Church and made many overseas mission trips. Surviving are her husband; her mother in Warsaw; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Brad Kunce of Cromwell and Brian and Tammy Kunce of Monterey, Ind.; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Fred and Donald and Darci Zolman of Warsaw; a sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Lavon Wood of Warsaw; and 2 grandchildren, Kyle and Rachel Kunce. She was preceded in death by a son, Craig, on July 28, 1995. Services Saturday at Ligonier Evangelical Church. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. ^ 10-25-2007
Kunce Nancy, 66, lifelong resident of this community, died Saturday at the home of a son, Ivan, in Sturgis, Mich. Survivors include the son, one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Cothrell of Cromwell; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Melvin Gard of Lake Wawasee; and a brother, C. C. Pollock of Medical Lake, Wash. Funeral Tuesday in Indian Village EUB Church. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 9-?-1949
Kunce Nellis D, 87, died Nov. 29, 2010 as a result of a farm-related accident at his place of business. He was born on July 19, 1923, in Noble County, the son of Russell James and Floy Ellen (Williams) Kunce. On March 5, 1944, in Warsaw he married Rosetta K. Snyder. Mr. Kunce was a lifetime farmer and president of Kunce Brothers Grain Elevator when they were incorporated in 1978. He was a member of the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel in Syracuse. Surviving are his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, Nellis and Sandra Kunce of Cromwell and James and Donna Kunce of Cromwell; five grandchildren, Brian Kunce, Brad Kunce, Cheryl Koher, Jill West and Nancy Lerch; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Craig Kunce and Timothy Kunce; and a brother, Glen F. Kunce. Funeral Dec. 3 at Wawasee Lakeside Chapel, Syracuse. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. ^ 12-1-2010
Kunce Russel James, 89, died Wednesday at Prairie View Nursing Home, Warsaw. He was born Oct. 11, 1877 in Kosciusko County to Henry and Wilimina Hockensmith Kunce, and was married in 1916 in Jasper County, Indiana to Floy Ellen Williams, who died in 1947. A retired farmer, he had lived in this community all his lifetime. Surviving are two sons, Glenn F., and Nellis D., both of near Cromwell; and four grandchildren. Funeral Friday from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery, Wilmot. + 5-?-1967
Kunce Thomas J, 67, of Kendallville, died Aug. 26, 2006 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He retired in 2001 from Dalton Foundry in Kendallville and worked part-time at Slater Concrete Products. A farmer, he was also employed in the past with Solid Rock Forestry products. He was a member of Cornerstone Family Church in Angola and Kendallville Moose Lodge 1301. He graduated from Flint High School in 1957 and had obtained a degree in welding. He was born May 9, 1939 in Angola to Amos and Leona (Rawles) Kunce. He married Shirley Ickes on Jan. 9, 1966 in Angola. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Mary and Rock Blaskie of Kendallville, Peggy and Jodi Messer of LaGrange and Kathy and Paul Birchman II and Sharlene Rice of Angola; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, James and Judy Smith of Topeka and Thomas and Shirley Kunce of Kendallville; a brother, Stanley of Fremont; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Bradley Blaskie. Services today at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church in Wolcottville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-31-2006
Kunce Timothy James, son of James and Donna (Mike) Kunce, died Tuesday in Riley Hospital, Indianapolis where he was admitted shortly after birth. The parents are residents of R. 2, Syracuse. Survivors are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nellis Kunce, R. 1, Cromwell, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mikel, R. 2, Syracuse. Services Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 12-19-1972
Kunce Virginia M, 67, of Cromwell, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital. She was a secretary for Rice Ford auto and truck dealership. Her husband, Glenn F., died in 1970. Surviving are two daughters, Judy White of Kimmell, and Deanna Walton of Syracuse; a brother and four grandchildren. Services Friday in Eastlund-Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. + 8-22-1989
Kunkalman John, 71, Ligonier plumber, died Monday at his home at Lake Wawasee. He is survived by the wife, one son, two daughters and 4 grandchildren. He was a member of the Ligonier Masonic Lodge and the Shrine and Knights Templar at Fort Wayne. Funeral this afternoon at Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1945
Kunkalman Nellie, 80, (Mrs. John) of Ligonier, died Friday in a convalescent home in Columbia City. Surviving are three adopted children, Arthur Smith of Ligonier, Mrs. Polita Waterson of Lake Wawasee, and Mrs. Lenore McNames of Goshen. Funeral Sunday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1947
Kunkle Jennie M, 77, (also known as Jane), died Jan. 26 at Richmond. She was born in Albion July 25, 1861, the daughter of Washington and Margaret Ayres Weaver. Her husband, Edward Kunkle, died July 29, 1918. She is survived by one son, Bert of South Bend; one foster son, Albert of Elkhart; one brother, William of Albion; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Shaffer of Kalamazoo. Services at Bonham’s Funeral Home Jan. 25. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1939
Kurrle Eldon E, 57, died Saturday (d. 11-26-1988) at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in South Bend Dec. 28, 1930, the son of Floyd and Opal (Bowen) Murphy. He married Marjorie Gundrum April 17, 1955 in LaGrange. Surviving are his father in Kendallville; his wife; two daughters, Nancy L. DeLong, Kendallville, and Teresa A. Clawson, Albion; four grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Uhl, Albion, Marilyn Smith, Churubusco; two brothers, Alvin and Freedom Murphy of Albion. He was nearly a lifetime resident of Albion and a retired truck driver. Services today in Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 11-29-1988 + 11-26-1988
Kurrle Elmer, 42, resident of this city and vicinity, died at his country home south of the city, Sunday evening. Death resulted from a lingering illness of two years due to uraemic poisoning. Some months ago he took treatment in a Fort Wayne hospital and partially recovered. Several weeks ago he was again taken ill and for the last week his condition had been critical with no hope of recovery. He was a progressive farmer and was well known throughout this community. For sixteen years he was a member of the Evangelical church. He was united in marrige to Gertrude Adams in 1899. To this union three children were born, two sons, Ronald and Russel, and a daughter, Lois, who besides the widow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kurrleof Fort Wayne, and four sisters, Mrs. L S. Warble, residing east of the city;Mrs Guy Gilbert and Miss Cora Kurrle of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Lester Bassett of Columbus, Ohio, survive. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-17-1915 Contributed by Judy Richter
Kurrle Jacob, 84, former resident of Kendallville, died at his home in Santa Ana, Cal. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Emma Warble of this city, Mrs. Maude Bassett, Toledo, O., and Miss Cora at home. He had been a resident of this community for more than half a century. + No date
Kurrle John, 69 years, 8 months and 4 days, died at his residence 3 miles east of Kendallville Aug. 29. His disease was flux. Also Aug. 30, Eva Catherine, his wife, aged 70 years and 16 days. The funeral was held at the residence Aug. 31 and both were buried in the same grave. ^ 9-5-1877
Kurrle Marjorie R, 56, died Dec. 31, 1994 in Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. She was born in LaGrange on April 17, 1938 to Carl and Edith (Wilson) Gundrum. On April 17, 1955 in LaGrange she married Eldon Kurrle. He died in 1988. Surviving are 2 daughters, Nancy DeLong of Kendallville and Teresa of Albion; 4 sisters, Anna McClelland of Albion, Wilma Wilder of Arizona, Shirley Smith of Coldwater, Mich., and Mary Polly of Logansport; a brother, Lloyd Gundrum of Texas; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, a grandchild and 2 brothers. Funeral Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-31-1994
Kurtz Anamae, 49, R. 3, Sunset Shores, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born May 8, 1923 in Noble County, the daughter of Vernon J. and Ruth (Weaver) Neufer. On Oct. 6, 1940 she was married to Theron Kurtz in Wawaka. She was a member of Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Surviving are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Sylvia) Egolf, West Lafayette, and Mariann at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Cunningham, R. 3, Ligonier; and two grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1972
Kurtz Bertha, 47, Kendallville, died July 8, in McCray Hospital. She was born July 16, 1913 in Garrett, the daughter of Lloyd and Hilda Griffin Ruhl. She had been a resident of Kendallville about 20 years. She was married October 12, 1940. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the VFW Auxiliary and had been employed by Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. the past eight years. Survivors include her husband Edward; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Frain of Avilla and Linda at home; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Hahn of Kendallville; several half-brothers and half-sisters, and two grandchildren. Services Monday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 7-13-1961
Kurtz Christina Kathariena nee Hinderer was born Dec. 18, 1842 in Obendorf, Wurttemberg, Germany. At the age of 20 she married Adam Kurtz. In 1866 she emigrated to America and settled in Kosciusko County, Ind., removing to Noble County a few years later. By hard labor and frugality they acquired a valuable farm near Kendallville where they lived about 30 years. They moved to town about 3 years ago. They reared 2 sons and an orphan girl. An explosion of a kerosene lamp on March 12 inflicted such injuries that she died after suffering intense pain for 24 hours. Her age was 61 years 2 months and 25 days. Funeral was in St. John’s Church. ^ 3-25-1904
Kurtz Dolores G (Schlotterer), 68, died October 17, 2002 in her residence in Fowler. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Fowler. ~ 10-24-2002
Kurtz Donald L, 56, a Kendallville native, was found murdered in a motel room in Queens, New York City, Feb. 7, by a cleaning maid. New York police said Kurtz suffered multiple stab wounds. He was employed by Moore’s Time Saving Equipment Co. in Elkhart. He and his wife, Elizabeth, lived in Goshen where he was formerly employed as foreman at the Goshen Robber Co. for 15 years. He was a WW II veteran, was born in Kendallville, and married Elizabeth Geyer in 1941. Surviving are the widow; one son, Jon Douglas, Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Kenda Jayne) Dues, Hamilton, Ohio; two brothers, Eugene and Lawrence, both from Kendallville, and two grandchildren. Services Feb. 13 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Goshen. ~ 2-19-1976 + 2-?-1976
Kurtz Dorothy, wife of Paul R. Kurtz, Decatur, died Monday in Decatur Nursing Home. Surviving are the husband; a sister, Cora Woodring, Warren; two brothers, Clifford Bennett, Dunkirk, and William Bennett, Hemet, Calif. Services Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home, Dunkirk. Burial, Dunkirk Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Kurtz were former Kendallville residents. + 11-?-1977
Kurtz Dottie L, 74, a lifetime resident of the Kendallville area, died Friday in her home. Born Feb. 11, 1891, she was the daughter of Delos and Hattie Kline Austin. She married Louie Kurtz Sept. 26, 1913. Surviving are the husband; three stepchildren, Trevellyn Kurtz, Albion, Wade, Kendallville, and Mrs. John Friend, R. 2, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Russell Windle, Kendallville; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1965
Kurtz Edward E, 53, 516 N. Main St., died Saturday in McCray Hospital. He was born March 22, 1917 in Kendallville to George A. and Mathilda (Hoffmeyer) Kurtz. He married Bertha Ruhl, who died in July 1961. He married Madeline Martz Kemerly Nov. 13, 1971. He was former owner and operator of Kurtz Body Shop and was associated with Campbell Body Shop. Before entering the U. S. Army, he was a sheet metal worker for the Air Force at Baer Field. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, a WW II veteran and a member of American Legion Post 86. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Linda) O’Brien, Silver Lake; four stepchildren, Ann Frain, Kendallville, Mrs. Verlin (Nancy) Lung and Mrs. Greg (Kay) Snapp, Garrett; and Tom Kemerly, Kendallville; three brothers, Donald, Goshen, Gene, Avilla, and Lawrence, Kendallville; 1 grandchild. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1975
Kurtz Edward I, 42, native and lifelong resident of Wayne Twp, died at his home there from a brain tumor. Surviving are the widow; two daughters and one son, Evelyn, Willemina and Howard, at home; one brother and two sisters, William, Wayne Twp, Mrs. Ray Kohart, Kendallville, and Mrs. Ralph Parson, Indianapolis. Funeral Monday from the M. P. Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1935
Kurtz Ethel Pearl, 96, died Jan. 1, 1990 in Spring Branch Health Care Center in Houston, Texas. She was born in Cromwell Sept. 23, 1894, the daughter of Benjamin and Martha (Shook) Bowers. She retired at the age of 75 as an LPN from McCray Hospital. She was a member of Wolcottville United Methodist Church. She married Edward Irvin Kurtz, who died in 1935. Surviving are a son, Howard of Houston; 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Evelyn Sleeper and Martha Goodpaster; a brother, Elmer, and a sister, Elsie Bowers, preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-3-1990
Kurtz Eugene C, 55, Kendallville, died March 27 at his home. Formerly of Avilla, he at one time had been a member of the Avilla town board. He was born in Kendallville June 11, 1929, the son of George A. and Mathilde M. (Hoffmeyer) Kurtz. He married Carolyn Miller April 15, 1956 in Avilla. A lifetime Noble County resident, he was a retired insurance salesman and retired Indiana Air National Guardsman, and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville, and the American Legion Post 240 in Avilla. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Wylie (Jeanine) Sirk, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rick (Julie) Carmicheal, R. 4, Kendallville, and Jennifer at home; a brother, Lawrence, Kendallville; and two grandchildren. Five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-4-1985 + 3-27-1985
Kurtz Floyd C of Kimmell suffered a fatal attack Feb. 4, 1964 in his automobile which was parked at the rear of the Gulf Service Station in Ligonier. He had resided in the community 22 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Mabel D. Kiester; one son, three daughters; two stepsons; one stepdaughter; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters. Funeral Friday in a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 2-?-1964
Kurtz George "Judd", 51, was born April 23, 1921 to George and Matilda Hoffmeyer Kurtz and was a lifetime resident of Kendallville. He was married July 10, 1970 to Doris L. Frain, who survives. He was employed 23 years at Kraft Foods. He was a veteran of WW II, a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Moose Lodge 1301, and was active in bowling leagues and the Kraft Golf League. He died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. Other survivors include a son, Jeffery, Auburn; one daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Robinson, Fort Wayne; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Suzanne) Hamman, Kendallville, Mrs. Thomas (Paula) Riehm, New Haven, and Mrs. Kerry (Barbara) Leitch, Kendallville; and eight grandchildren; four brothers, Donald, Goshen, Edward and Lawrence, Kendallville and Eugene, Avilla. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Nov. 24 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-30-1972 + 11-?-1972
Kurtz George Adam of Wayne Twp died Sunday after an illness of a week. He was nearly 75 years of age. He came to Noble County from Kosciusko County about 30 years ago. Surviving are 2 sons, August and John. Funeral at the German Lutheran Church Thursday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-29-1909
Kurtz George Alvin Sr., 74, died at his home in Kendallville Sunday. He was born March 1, 1883, in Leipsic, Ohio, the son of Lorenzo and Mary Kurtz. On May 22, 1913, he was married to Mathilde Hoffmeyer. Surviving besides the widow are five sons, Edward E., Lawrence H., and George A. Kurtz, Jr., all of Kendallville; Donald L., of Goshen and Eugene C., of Avilla; six brothers, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, one daughter, and three brothers. Funeral Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, of which he was a member. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-23-1958
Kurtz George J "Jeff", 35, Kendallville, died Tuesday at Parkview Hospital. He was born in Kendallville December 8, 1947, the son of George "Judd" and Doris Ann (Brown) Kurtz Jr. He married Diana L. Keller August 8, 1975 in Kendallville. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he had worked for International Harvester in Fort Wayne for 10 years and was employed by Chloe’s florists and part-time employee of the Kendallville post office. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. His mother, Doris Millhouse, survives in Munks Corner, S.C. Also surviving are his wife; a daughter Jamie and a son Jeffrey, both of Harlan; two stepdaughters, Lisa and Nicole DeLong, both at home; a stepson, Christopher DeLong, at home; a sister, Cindy Bacon of Markle; and a brother, Gregory Millhouse of Fort Wayne. Services Friday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 3-3-1983 + 2-22-1983
Kurtz Hazel, 82, Lincolnway West, died Tuesday in Elkhart Hospital. She was born in Ligonier April 19, 1891and spent her entire lifetime there. Her parents were John and Sarah (Kurtner) Nichols. Her husband, Burt, died in 1954. She was a telephone operator in Ligonier, retiring in 1962, and was a member of United Methodist Church. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Margaret Chiddister, Ligonier. Funeral Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1973
Kurtz Howard Edward, 74, died Feb. 4 in Houston, Texas from viral pneumonia. He was born in Kendallville Nov. 8, 1919. He graduated from Purdue University in June 1949. In 1960 he was consecrated as a diaconal minister in the Methodist Church and served 3 churches, totaling 27 years. He was a pilot in the 13th Air Force during WW II, flying 47 missions in the South Pacific. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Bill Kenney. + 2-4-1994
Kurtz Jack L, 80, of Albion and Avilla, died March 6, 2011, at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was born in South Bend on April 18, 1930, to Doris and Gertrude (Parker) Kurtz. He served in the U.S. Army at the end of WW II and in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Donna Lee Pfafman on Jan. 9, 1955 in Brimfield. He was employed with General Telephone for 13 years and retired from Noble County R.E.M.C. after 20-plus years of service. He was also a licensed auctioneer and owned and operated Jack L. Kurtz Auctioneer for 30-plus years. He was a member of the Francis Vinyard VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville, the American Legion Post 381 in Rome City, and the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sherri and Paul DeLong of Avilla and Paula and John Bherns of Skinner Lake, Albion; a son, Michael and Willodean Kurtz of Rome City; nine grandchildren, Chad and Stacey DeLong, Kari and Tadd Shively, Jennifer DeLong, Lindy and Josh Munson, Cori and Bryce Zolman, Darcy and Bobby Fish, Kim and Larry Doyle, Erik and Mandy Bherns, and Cody Kurtz; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earl L. Kurtz of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Terry L. and Marilyn Kurtz of Royer Lake, LaGrange; a sister, Sharon and Larry Hammel of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven DeLong in 1989; his sisters, Sue Ziebell, Norma Boszor and Margaret J Newman. Funeral March 9 at St Mark’s Church in Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 3-7-2011
Kurtz Lawrence H, 68, died Thursday at his Kendallville residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1926 in Kendallville to George A. and Matilda (Hoffmeyer) Kurtz. He had worked for Steckley's Farm Store and retired in Nov. 1988 from New Paris Farm & Garden. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and Kendallville Eagles Lodge. Surviving are a daughter, Beth of Kendallville; 2 sons, Michael and Mark of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by 6 brothers and one sister. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-5-1995
Kurtz Louis J, 79, of R. 2, Kendallville, died April 30 at the Butler Convalescent Home. A lifetime resident of Noble County, he was born in Wayne Twp on March 22, 1891. He was the son of August and Lena (Wilks) Kurtz. He was married to his wife, Dottie, in 1933, and she died in 1965. He used to run the popcorn stand in downtown Kendallville. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Friend, R. 2, Kendallville; a son, Trevilyn A. Kurtz, Adrian, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Ott Zellers, Avilla; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in the Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-7-1970 + 5-?-1970
Kurtz Mabel D, 87, of Ligonier, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital. Born April 17, 1891 in Edon, Ohio, she was the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Cook) Myers. She married Fred Kiester, who died in 1948. She then married Floyd Kurtz who died in 1964. She had lived in Ligonier the past 59 years. Survivors are two sons, Vernon Kiester of Mission, Texas, and Dale Kiester of Ardmore, Pa.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1979
Kurtz Marie, 88, died Oct. 7 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She had been the owner and operator of Kurtz Florist in Kendallville for 30 years. She was born Nov. 16, 1900 in Antwerp, Ohio to Julian and Clara Mae (Coffelt) Sweet. She married Cecil Dow Kurtz on July 6, 1918 in Fort Wayne. He died in Dec. 1961. Surviving are three sons, Robert of Milwaukee, Raymond of Kendallville, and Ross of Fowler, Ind.; a sister, Eva Yoquelet, Deming, N.M.; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanne Milbourn; two sons, Dean and Richard; a brother, Merlin Sweet; and a sister, Edith Mabilangan. She was a member of BPW, the American Legion Auxiliary and Lady Elks, the LOA Club and Faith United Methodist Church of Kendallville. She had lived in Kendallville nearly 70 years. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-7-1989
Kurtz Mathilde Marie "Tillie", of Kendallville, died Tuesday in the Avilla home of her son Eugene Kurtz, local police officer. Funeral will be held tomorrow in the St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville, with burial in Lake View Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Kendallville, she was born May 4, 1892, the daughter of Frederick and Emelie Berkes Hoffmeyer. On May 22, 1913 at Albion she married George A. Kurtz, who died January 19, 1958. They were the parents of seven sons and one daughter. An active member of St. John Lutheran Church, she was for 18 years employed at the Lutheran Old People’s Home in Kendallville. She is survived by five sons, Edward, George Jr., and Lawrence of Kendallville, Donald of Goshen, and Eugene of Avilla; a brother, Edward of Delmar, N. Y., and thirteen grandchildren. Two sons and a daughter preceded her in death. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 2749, Kendallville. ~ 12-3-1964 + 12-?-1964
Kurtz Paquita M, 95, Kendallville, died May 7, 2010 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She and her husband operated a popcorn stand at the corner of Mitchell and Main streets in Kendallville. She was manager of Rimmel's Hat Shop and worked at Swartzlander's Jewelry, both in Kendallville. She was a member of the PBW Association, Women's Auxiliary of the Kendallville VFW and American Legion Auxiliary and the Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville. She was born Dec. 23, 1914 in Kendallville to Orrie and Mary (Lash) Ihrie. On Jan. 27, 1940 in Kendallville she married Wade Kurtz. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, James and Drenda Kurtz of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren, Paula and Bob Kennedy and Todd Kurtz of Fort Wayne; and 3 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Kennedy, Caleb and Noah Kurtz; a sister, Theresia Aumsbaugh of Churubusco; and a brother, Devon Ihrie. She was preceded in death by her husband on March 10, 1967; 2 sisters, Eileen Krull and Amy Gongwer; and a brother, Don Ihrie. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-9-2010
Kurtz Paul R, 72, Decatur, died Sunday in Tucson, Ariz., where he was visiting. Death was due to a heart attack. Born in Kendallville Sept. 7, 1905, he was the son of Lorenzo D. and Zoe (Miller) Kurtz. He married Dorothy Bennett, who died in Oct. 1977. He had lived in the Kendallville area many years. Survivors are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Marie Kurtz and Mrs. Gertrude Aumsbaugh of Kendallville. Eight brothers preceded him in death. Funeral in Jones Mortuary, Dunkirk, Thursday. Burial, Dunkirk Cemetery. + 2-?-1978
Kurtz Raymond G, 77, died Oct. 20, 2000 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 6, 1923 in Kendallville to Cecil and Marie (Sweet) Kurtz. He married Arlene Yeagley in Kendallville on Dec. 2, 1948. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Masonic and Elks lodges and belonged to Faith United Methodist Church of Kendallville. He was the former owner of Kurtz Florists in Kendallville and worked in sales after retiring from the floral shop. Surviving are his wife; twin daughters and a son-in-law, Karol Kurtz and Karen and Jeff Pyle of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Betsy Rodecap Kurtz of Auburn; a brother and sister-in-law, Ross and Sally Kurtz of Fowler; 6 grandsons, David, Andrew, Daniel and Adam Kurtz, Kyle Mavis and Bradley Pyle. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Richard, Robert and Dean; and a sister, Jeanne Milbourn. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, later. + 10-21-2000
Kurtz Richard D, 31, a production control supervisor at the McCray Refrigerator Company, died Monday of bulbar poliomyelitis in the Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital. He was born in Kendallville March 10, 1922. Surviving are the wife, the former Carol Schrieber of Kendallville, whom he married June 16, 1943; a daughter, Lynnette, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil D. Kurtz, Kendallville; and three brothers, Robert E., Raymond G., and Ross, all of Kendallville. Services Wednesday in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-5-1953
Kurtz Robert E, 76, died Monday in Milwaukee. He was born Sept. 4, 1920 in Kendallville to Cecil D. and Marie R. (Sweet) Kurtz. He had retired from Carrier Corp and was a life member of Kendallville Elks Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mae; a daughter, Patricia of Milwaukee; 2 granddaughters, Natalie and Stephanie; and 2 brothers, Raymond of Kendallville and Ross of Fowler. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard and Dean; and a sister, Jeanne Milbourn. Memorial service Thursday in Milwaukee. + 9-16-1996
Kurtz Ross J, 68, of Fowler, died Jan. 15, 2005 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette. He was born in Kendallville to Cecil D. and Marie (Sweet) Kurtz. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Lucie of Americus; a daughter and son-in-law, Tressa and Edwin Teller of Garrett; and 2 grandchildren, Michael and Shelby Finley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores G. (Schlotterer) on Oct. 17, 2002; 4 brothers, Robert, Richard, Raymond and Dean; and a sister, Jeanne. No services. ^ 1-18-2005
Kurtz Theron L, 91, died Aug. 1, 2009 in Nashville, Ind. He was born March 13, 1918 in Kendallville to William and Zella (Hunt) Kurtz. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1938 and married Anamae Neufer in Oct. 1940. She died Nov. 6, 1972. He married Blanche Kumfer on Sept. 20, 1983. She died Dec. 4, 2008. He owned Kurtz Signs in Kendallville for over 60 years. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sylvia (Michael) Egolf of Bloomington and Mariann (Marvin) Hall of Kimmell; 3 grandchildren, Tim and Kevin Egolf and Kaleena VanDusen; 5 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Josephine (Ervin) Herendeen of Kendallville. One sister, Vera Bodenhafer, preceded him in death in 2001. Funeral Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery.^ 8-4-2009
Kuster Albert J, 63, Ligonier, died today in Whitley County Hospital, Columbia City. He was born Jan. 29, 1913 in Tell City to Albert and Rosa (Corey) Kuster. He married Wilma Hodde in Cannelton May 21, 1936. A Ligonier attorney, he retired several years ago. He had resided in Ligonier since 1950 and was a member of the Indiana and American Bar Associations, former member of Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and retired officers club. He was a veteran of WW II. Survivors include his wife; a son, Richard, Ligonier; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Lawrence, Troy, Mrs. C. E. Tatros, Evansville, and Mrs. John Hagan, Mt. Vernon; one brother, Walter, Cannelton; and one grandchild. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. +4-14-1976
Kuster Wilma L, 82, died Sunday in Oak Leaf Village Nursing Home, Ligonier. She was born March 15, 1915 in Cannelton to Edwin and Anita (Haffle) Hodde. On May 21, 1936 in Cannelton she married Albert J. Kuster. He died in 1976. She taught in public schools and was a legal assistant in her husband's law practice. Surviving are a son, Richard of Indianapolis; a sister, Doris Brunton of Evansville; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-14-1997
Kutcher Bessie, 49, wife of Henry Kutcher, died at the Lakeside Hospital in Kendallville of a heart attack. She had undergone an abdominal operation April 24 and apparently was improving when death occurred from a heart attack. She had been a lifelong resident of this community. Survivors include her husband; her mother, Mrs. John Strouse of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Murry Shively and Mrs. Jessie Diffendarfer of Churubusco; and three brothers, Verl, Guy and Ford Strouse, all of near Albion. Services today in the Bonham Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1979
Kutcher Catherine, 74, a pioneer of this county, died Saturday at her home southeast of Albion. She was the widow of the late Jacob Kutcher. Funeral at Rehoboth Church Monday. ^ 3-29-1909
Kutcher Henry A was born Aug. 29, 1861 and died Oct. 4, 1942. Services at Bonham’s Oct. 6. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1942
Kutcher Jacob, in Jefferson Twp, died Jan. 22. ^ 1-31-1877
Kutcher John died last Tuesday at his home in Kendallville. He was a former Albion resident and had been a member of the local Lutheran Church for the past several years. He is survived by his wife and a son, Harold of Toledo, Ohio. Funeral Thursday at the Lutheran Church. + 5-?-1929
Kutcher Lovina (Simmons) died Jan. 18, 1898 from cancer. She was born in Jefferson Twp, and at the time of her death was aged 45 years, 3 months and 29 days. She married John Kutcher March 22, 1877. She united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Rehoboth about ten years ago. She leaves a husband; four sisters, Mrs. William Bushong of Jefferson Twp, Mrs. J. M. Randall of South Chicago, Mrs. Samantha Hoover of Rice County, Kansas, and Mrs. Etta Harrison who resides in the west; two brothers, George W. Simmons of this city and Al Simmons of Kansas. Funeral today at Lutheran Church in this city. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1898
Kutz Jennette was born Nov. 29, 1875 and died Dec. 4, 1950. Services at Bonham & Miser’s Dec. 6. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1950
Kuzniar Kathleen M, 48, of Churubusco, died March 25, 2006 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had been employed for 5 years at Bargman Co. in Albion and was currently employed at the U.S. Postal Service Center in Fort Wayne. She was born April 10, 1957 in Wolf Lake to Merle and Marie (Goodrich) Brower. Surviving are her mother in Wolf Lake; her children, Josh and Katy Knox of Albion, Emily Kuzniar of Indianapolis, and Aaron and Alec Kuzniar of Churubusco; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and David McConnell of Churubusco and Pam and Gary Kohlmeier of Fort Wayne; her former husbands, Jim Knox of Fort Wayne and Robert Kuzniar of Columbia City; and 3 grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 3-27-2006
Kwietkowski Frank J, 68, died Monday at Parkview Hospital. Surviving are the wife, Doris R.; five daughters, Patsy Rickwalt of Rockwood, Mich., Irene Dunbar of Detroit, Judith Rollands of Syracuse, Jean Chambers of Huntington, and Vickie Hughs of LaOtto; a son, Jim of Phoenix, and two brothers, Joseph of Tampa, Fla., and Stanley of Campbell, Calif. Services this morning in the D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial IOOF Cemetery, Roanoke. ~ 2-11-1982
Kyskowski Celia I, 87, died Monday at the Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born June 3, 1895 in Winterburn, Pa., she was the daughter of Herbert and Rose Ann (Bartron) Curtis. She was the widow of Walter Kyskowski. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. E. (Evelyn) Youts, Pittsburgh, Pa.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Hamilton-Porter Funeral Home in Blackwell, Okla. + 11-22-1982

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