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Saalfrank Carl, 75, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and is survived by his wife, Clara (Wolf) Saalfrank, and a brother, Arthur of Fort Wayne. Services Thursday in the Hockemeyer Funeral Home. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery at Avilla. ~ 3-14-1974 + 3-?-1974
Saalfrank Carolyn L, 62, died unexpectedly Aug. 9, 2008 at her residence in Angola. She owned and operated the H&R Block franchise in Angola and was a tax accountant. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1964 and Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne with education and accounting degrees. She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in LaGrange. She was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 12, 1945 to Elmer and Minnie (Busch) Saalfrank. Surviving are 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Dan and Paula Saalfrank of Kendallville and David Saalfrank of Las Vegas, Nev.; 2 great-nieces whom she was raising, Amelia and Arora Saalfrank. She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Saalfrank, in 1988; and a sister, Cynthia Yoho in 2006. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ^ 8-11-2008
Saalfrank Clara M, 71, was born in Allen Twp to William and Margaret (Hess) Wolf Oct. 3, 1903 and married Carl J. Saalfrank in 1935. He died in March 1974. She had resided in Fort Wayne 40 years and was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. An Avilla native, she died Saturday evening in Lutheran Hospital. Surviving are two brothers, Ervin and Charles; and one sister, Miss Nora Wolf, all of Avilla. Services Aug. 19 in Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Avilla Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 8-21-1975 + 8-?-1975
Saalfrank Donald L, 44, died Sunday at home. A lifetime resident of Allen County, he was an electrician at Shambaugh & Son Inc., and an Army veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict. Surviving are a daughter, Amy of Woodburn; 2 sisters, Carolyn of Kendallville, and Cynthia Yoho of Columbus, Ohio; and 2 brothers, Daniel of Kendallville, and David of Las Vegas, Nev. Services Wednesday in Christ Lutheran Church, Woodburn. Burial, church cemetery. + 1988
Saalfrank Douglas Allen, was stillborn Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Saalfrank, Route 3, Kendallville. Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Saalfrank, R. 3, Kendallville, and Arthur Messman of Woodburn. The infant was the first child born to the Saalfranks. Funeral Monday at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 11-26-1964 + 11-?-1964
Saalfrank Elmer, 60, was born Sept. 12, 1912 in Marion Twp, Allen County to Louis and Emma (Lepper) Saalfrank, and was married May 11, 1935 in St. Patrick’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, to Minnie Busche, who survives. He moved to Noble County in 1953 and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He resided at CR 700E off the Lisbon Road and was pronounced dead on arrival in the emergency room of McCray Hospital. He was stricken with a heart attack Wednesday afternoon at the north Avilla Feed Mill, where he was employed. Other survivors include two daughters, Carolyn, Kendallville and Cynthia Stiles, Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Donald, Woodburn, and Daniel and David, at home; a brother Walter, Hoagland, and three grandchildren. Services Dec. 2 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 12-7-1972 + 11-?-1972
Saalfrank Gwendolyn J Pieper, 82, Fort Wayne, died November 2, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born February 10, 1920 in Edgerton, Ind. She married Arthur Pieper, who died in 1974. She next married Kenneth Saalfrank, who died in 2001. Surviving are 2 sons, Jerry and Joseph Pieper of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Judi Krider of Fort Wayne and Janet Leatherman of Avilla; 3 brothers, Chester and Keith Everson of Fort Wayne, and Kimsey Everson of Rome City; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and one sister. She was an industrial aide at Zion Lutheran School for 11 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Seniors' Society, Mary Circle, a singles group and the Home Economics Club of Allen County. Services at Zion Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Concordia Gardens. ~ 11-7-2002
Saalfrank Minnie L, 72, R. 2, Kendallville, died Aug. 28 at Regency Place, Fort Wayne. She was born July 10, 1913 in Allen County to Louis and Mary (Aherns) Busche. She married Elmer Saalfrank in 1936. He died Nov. 29, 1972. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Saalfrank and Cynthia Yoho, Arlington, Tex.; three sons, Daniel, rural Kendallville, Donald, Woodburn, and David, Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Clara Ann Burgette, New Haven; and five grandchildren. Services Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 9-5-1985 + 8-28-1985
Saathoff Thursa M, 74, died in her home on Aug. 11 of an apparent heart attack. She formerly resided in Gas City but had made her home in Cromwell the past year and one-half. Funeral and burial was in Gas City. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Long of Cromwell and Mrs. Delores Mallott in Calif.; and 2 sons, Clifford of Dunkirk and Glenn of Fairmount, Indiana. + 8-11-1970
Sabelhaus Paul K, 53, R. 1, Rome City, died Thursday at his residence. Born May 16, 1927 in Tell City, he was the son of Frank and Viola (Shneider) Sabelhaus. On Feb. 18, 1950 in Tell City he married Laverne Paulin. He had been a resident of the Rome City area the past 19 years, coming from Tell City. He was an employee of Starcraft when it was located in Wolcottville and was a partner in Ayr-Way Industries. He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City. Surviving are his wife; his mother in Tell City; 2 daughters, Mary Chris, R. 3, Kendallville, and Shannon Kay at home; 2 sons, Donald Charles of Shamokin Dam, Pa., and Paul K. Jr. of R. 3, Wolcottville; 6 sisters, Mrs. Robert (Clare) Leitherland, Mrs. Nick (Betty) Evans, Mrs. Anna Labhart and Mrs. William (Hyacinth) Anderson, all of Tell City, Mrs. Harvey (Rose) Broomfield and Mrs. Joe (Frieda) Rinehart of Seymour; 6 brothers, Norbert, Lloyd and Eugene of Tell City, Frank of Lewisport, Ky., Robert of Cannelton and Cecil of Huntsville, Ala.; and 5 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Tell City. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. Tell City. + 1-?-1981
Sabin Gene D, 58, of R.R.1, Cromwell, died February 19, 1990 in the Kenney Retirement Community in Ligonier. He was born March 9, 1931 in LaGrange. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was employed with the U.S. Postal Service in Fort Wayne. Surviving are 2 sons, Mark of Cromwell and Brian of Syracuse; a brother, Jack of Toledo, Ohio; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-19-1990
Sabin Nellie E, 83, Rome City, died today in McCray Hospital. She was born Aug. 30, 1890 in Mich. She married William Penn Sabin who died in 1960. She lived in Rome City since 1959, moving from LaGrange County. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mabel Dorbin, Vicksburg, Mich.; 2 grandsons, Jerry and Ronald Bidwell of Rome City; one granddaughter, Mrs. David Herendeen; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Oaklawn Cemetery, Sturgis, Mich. + 2-?-1974
Sabo Margaret, 80, a former resident of Albion, died June 6, 1985 at the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. She was born in Budapest, Hungary, the daughter of Steve and Julia Asker Csendes. On Nov. 19, 1925 she married John Sabo in Ohio. He died in 1959. She moved to the Albion area in 1950 and was cook for the Kondas Nursing Home (located in the former Noble County Infirmary in York Twp) before retiring in 1970. Surviving are a sister, Anna Gabor of Hungary. One sister preceded her in death. Services Sunday at Apostolic Church of Jesus in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-6-1985
Sabrosky Dana B, 54, of Garrett, died May 12, 2004 at his home. He was a maintenance man at the Ark of Jesus Church in Garrett. He was born Nov. 11, 1949 in Kendallville to Howard L. and Mary Kay (Strecker) Sabrosky. Surviving are his wife, Patricia; 3 brothers, Kevin of Kendallville, Kirk of Fort Wayne, and C.J. of Laguna Hills, Calif. Graveside services today in Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 5-15-2004
Sabrosky Howard L, 67, of Kendallville and Mesa, Ariz., died in Mesa Lutheran Hospital Tuesday. He was born March 7, 1919 in Sturgis, Mich., the son of Emil and Zella (Loetz) Sabrosky. On Aug. 17, 1941 in Wolcottville, he married Mary K. Strecker. He moved to Kendallville at the age of 3. He retired in April 1981 after 37 years with Arco Pipeline Co. and since his retirement had spent winters in Mesa. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville Lodge 276 F&AM and Sing 21, all of Kendallville, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, Square and Compass Club and Mobile Nobles in Mesa. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons, C. J. of Calif., Dana of Garrett, Kevin of Kendallville, and Kirk of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Lauren of Grosse Isle, Mich., and Mark of Sturgis; 2 granddaughters. His parents and a brother, Dale, preceded him in death. Funeral in Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 1-6-1987
Sabrosky Josephine of Kalamazoo and formerly of Grosse Ile, Mich., died June 2, 2011, at Amber Way of Heritage Community in Kalamazoo. She was born August 1, 1918, in Avilla to Fred and Mary (Rauh) Berkes. Her 4 brothers, Kenneth, Robert, Jim, and Thad; one sister, Lucille Kinney; her husband, Loren; and son, Dean; preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Jack) Widas of Estero, Fla., and Greta (Larry) Williams of Mattawan, Mich.; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She married Loren Sabrosky in 1937. Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Sturgis, is in charge of arrangements. ^ 6-4-2011
Sack Edgar, 54, of Ligonier, was killed last Friday when he apparently fell from a moving New York Central railroad train 7 miles west of Chesterton, Ind. Funeral was Wednesday in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. The mangled body was identified through fingerprints at Washington. No identification papers were found on the body. His fingerprints were on file from his service in WW I. Surviving are the mother, Mrs. Harley Bowen, Ligonier; a son, Richard in the Army at Fort Knox, Ky.; and a daughter, Mrs. Harold Stage of Ligonier. + 5-?-1941
Sack Frances, 83, a lifelong resident of the Ligonier community, died Nov. 6 in Alfran Nursing Home at Pierceton. She suffered a broken hip in a fall approximately 2 months ago. She was born in Ligonier Jan. 26, 1867. She was formerly a music instructor and was a member of the local Christian Science Church. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Katherine Leming, Ligonier. Services Wednesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1950
Sack Herman, 83, of the Van Orman Hotel in Fort Wayne, died Nov. 11, 1968 at the Veterans’ Research Center in Chicago of Hodgkins disease. He was born Sept. 9, 1885 in Ligonier to Mr. and Mrs. George (Yetta Keening) Sack and had spent the last 22 years of his life in Fort Wayne. He was a professional musician and had seen military service in WW I. He had an orchestra in Ligonier for several years before he went with nationally known dance bands in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He came to Fort Wayne 23 years ago and played piano in many night clubs. Surviving are one brother, Hector of Mishawaka. Funeral at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier Nov. 14. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-?-1968
Sack Richard F, 90, was born February 10, 1921 in Ligonier and died July 23, 2011 in Plano, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Lurene S. Sack; his daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Sue and Benjamin Malloy of Dallas, Texas; and his grandchildren, Justin Edgar Malloy and Rachel Lauren Malloy; his sister, Yetta Stage Olsen of Ligonier. He was a Mason and veteran of WW II. Funeral July 28 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 7-27-2011
Sack Will, 73, died Wednesday in LaGrange County Hospital following surgery. He was born in Ligonier Jan. 24, 1880 and for the past 60 years had been in the grocery business in that city. He was an accomplished musician and composer and for nearly thirty years he was a member of the famous Tri-Cities Band. Surviving are his widow, Hazel; 1 son, James of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Eunice at home; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Hector of Elkhart and Herman of Fort Wayne; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Harley Bowen and Mrs. Leslie Yoder of Ligonier, and Mrs. William Hoeckle of Elkhart. Funeral Saturday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1953
Sackett Fletcher, 63, former resident of this city, died Wednesday at his home in Ligonier. Funeral will be Saturday from Ligonier United Brethren Church. He was born in Eden Twp, LaGrange County, and had always resided in LaGrange and Noble counties. Surviving are the widow; one son, Ralph; 2 daughters, Maxine and Marguerite at home; one brother, William H., Ligonier; and one sister, Mrs. Sidney Slabaugh, Ligonier. ^ 1-5-1934
Sackett George E, 68, died at Topeka of heart failure one week ago Monday. He was assisting John Green in loading stock when the attack seized him and he was taken immediately up town to bring to his aid the services of a physician, but he expired in the buggy just as they reached town. A resident of the Hawpatch many years, he was the father of S. C. Sackett of Ligonier. Funeral on Wednesday of last week. He was a stock buyer. + 8-?-1904
Sackett Maybelle H, 66, 424 N. Park Ave., died today in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Jan. 10, 1906 in Lansing, Mich. to Riley and Anna (Martin) Sackett and was a former employee of Kendallville Laundry. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Hill, Rome City, 3 nephews and a niece. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1972
Saddaby Thala, 85, died Thursday at the We Care Nursing Home, Columbus, Ohio. Born Oct. 2, 1897 in Ligonier, she was the daughter of George and Adeline (Beckner) Ramsby. In 1928 she married Rolland Saddaby who died in 1959. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Terry of San Antonio, Texas; 3 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Graveside services Monday at Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-26-1983
Sadler Bessie, 94, died June 25 at the home of her son, Abe DeWitt, R. 1, LaOtto. She had previously resided at 504 Van Scoyoc St., Avilla. She was born in Swan Twp July 21, 1891, the daughter of Abe and Elmina (Christlieb) Leiter. She married George Sadler in 1951, and he died January 1, 1985. She was a lifetime area resident, a member of the Mary Circle at Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Surviving with her son are two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Clarence, Ward and John Leiter. Services were Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 7-3-1986 + 6-25-1986
Sadler George, 90, died Jan. 1 at Kendallville Nursing Home. He was born in England August 2, 1894 and married Bessie Leiter in 1951. He moved to Avilla from Chicago in 1951 and had been employed at McCray Refrigeration 14 years. Surviving are his wife; a stepson, Abe DeWitt, LaOtto; three sisters, Dolly, Mable and Daisy, all in England. Services Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 1-10-1985 + 1-1-1985
Sage Bonnie, 25, died May 27, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Beckberger, R. 3, Kendallville from cancer. She was born in Helmer, October 10, 1935. She was married October 3, 1959 in Avilla. Survivors are the husband, Harold; one son, Bret A., aged 13 months; one brother, Robert, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Phillip Owen, Drake Road, and the parents. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Avilla. She was prominently known through northern Indiana and in the tri-state area as a young horsewoman and excellent rider, showing horses frequently in show rings. Services May 29. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 6-8-1961
Sage Elizabeth M, 72, of Kendallville, died April 2, 2010 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. She was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 11, 1937 to Gerald M. and Leona B. (Potter) Sage. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1956. She was employed with McCray Hospital for 32 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Survivors include her mother, Avilla; sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Dave Windle of Kendallville; nephews Brett, Brad and Gary Sage; and nieces, Kim Bolen and Michelle Windle. Funeral Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-4-2010
Sage Gerald M "Gary", 79, of Kendallville, died Monday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Allen County September 1, 1912 to Herbert and Sarah (Hand) Sage. On June 22, 1935 in Columbia City he married Leona Potter. Formerly of Avilla, he had lived in this area 49 years. He retired in 1971 from International Harvester in Fort Wayne and was a retired volunteer for the Avilla Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and Avilla Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Elizabeth Sage and Anne Windle of Kendallville; a sister, Mabel Truelove of Kendallville; a brother, Russell of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. A son, Harold, preceded him in death, along with 2 brothers. Services Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 10-?-1991
Sage Harold "Butch", 42, R. 3, Kendallville, died Sunday at McCray Hospital from cardiac arrest. He was born in Fort Wayne, July 28, 1940, the son of Gerald and Leona (Potter) Sage, who reside in Avilla. He was a truck driver and salesman. He married Bonnie Lou Beckberger, who preceded him in death. On February 23, 1962 he married Marty M. Baker. Surviving with his parents and wife are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Kim) Bolen of Kendallville; three sons, Bret, Kendallville, Brad and Gary, at home; and two sisters, Elizabeth Sage and Mrs. Dave (Anne) Windle, Kendallville. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 3-31-1983 + 3-27-1983
Sage Herbert E, 67, resident of Eel River Twp for many years, died May 23 in Whitley County Hospital. His death followed injuries suffered in a tractor accident on his farm two years ago. The farm is located two and a half miles east of Churubusco. A native of Rensselaer, he came to Fort Wayne as a boy and moved to Eel River Twp in 1909. He resided on the same farm since 1915. Surviving are the widow, Sarah; three sons, Arthur, East Liverpool, Ohio; Gerald, of Avilla, and Russell of Eel River Twp; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Truelove, LaOtto; and ten grandchildren. Services Saturday in Sonday Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 5-24-1956
Sage J Lee, 84, died March 21, 2001 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. The Noble County native retired from International Harvester as a machinist after 47 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in WW II. Surviving are his wife, Mary Marguerite; 2 sisters, Lois White of Urbana, Ohio and Billie Klopfenstien of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and a grandchild. A daughter, Rita Sage, preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery with military graveside rites. ^ 3-23-2001
Sage Leona B died Feb. 23, 2012 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Ari, Indiana on Jan. 26, 1917 to Ivan Ray and Pearl (Hinkley) Potter. She graduated from LaOtto High School in 1935. She married Gerald M. Sage on June 22, 1935 in Columbia City. He died Nov. 11, 1991.  She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla and OES Chapter #122. Survivors include a daughter, Anne and Dave Windle of Kendallville; a brother, Ivan and Jane Potter of Avilla; 5 grandchildren, Brett, Brad and Gary Sage, Kim Bolen and Michelle Windle; many great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Harold "Butch" Sage on March 27, 1982; and her daughter Elizabeth, who died April 2, 2010. Funeral Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. Hite Funeral Home 2-25-2012
Sage Sarah E, 70, Johnson Road, Eel River Twp, died Monday at the home of her son Gerald, Avilla, where she had been vacationing since Friday. A lifelong resident of Eel River Twp, she was a member of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid and WSCS. Surviving are two other sons, Arthur, East Liverpool, O., and Russell, R. R. 13, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Mable Truelove, LaOtto; four sisters, Mrs. Luella Hursh, Huntertown, Mrs. Alice Agger, Jacksonville, Ill., Miss Zelpha Hand and Miss Gladys Hand, both of Fort Wayne; three brothers, George Hand, Park Ridge, Ill., Jessie Hand, LaOtto, and William Hand, Berkeley, California; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral Friday in Sonday & Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco, with burial in the Riverview Cemetery. ~ 8-4-1960
Saggars Annabelle, 83, of Columbia City, died March 15, 2005 at Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was born March 2, 1922 in Cromwell to Morris Cresco and Clara Edith (Gregg) Miller. On March 2, 1941 she married Vernon Adolph Saggars. He died Sept. 3, 1997. A graduate of Ligonier High School and a member of West Point Trinity United Methodist Church, she was a nursing assistant at Miller's Merry Manor and Columbia City Community Care Center and retired in 1987 from Whitley County Hospital. Surviving are 3 sons, Vernon and Diane, John and Charlene and Keith and Janis Saggars; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry; a daughter, Georgia Ballard; 2 sisters, Helen Osborn and Mable Wysong; and 2 brothers, Jerome and John Miller. Services Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 3-17-2005
Saggars Betty J, 91, of Ligonier,died October 23, 2011, at Northridge Village in Albion.She was born September 25, 1920, to Willis J. and Ruth N. (Homsher) Mahnesmith in Noble County. On November 30, 1939, in Columbia City. She married Harvey Saggars and he died in 1996. She worked as a cook at Ligonier and West Noble high schools for more than 25 years. She attended the Ligonier United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Judy L. (Maurice) Moser of Ligonier; 3 sons, David C. (Jean) Saggars, Quentin “Joe” (Sandy) Saggars, and Kent C. (Joni) Saggars, all of Ligonier; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lee (Marcelle) Mahnesmith of Terre Haute.She was preceded in death by one son, Steven H. Saggars; 2 brothers, Berton and Carmen Mahnesmith; and 2 sisters, Mary K. Stump and Sara J. Conrad. Funeral Oct. 27 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-2-2011
Saggars Charlie W, 83, R. 3, Ligonier, died Jan. 24 at the home of his daughter in Elkhart. He was born Sept. 15, 1893 in Ford County, Ill. On Oct. 15, 1914, he married Elma M. Sheley in LaGrange County. She preceded him in death. A resident of Ligonier most of his life, he was a retired farmer. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maynard Wheeler, Elkhart; 2 sons, Harvey, Ligonier, and Vernon, Columbia City; one sister, Mrs. Edna Hartsough, Goshen, a brother, Wilbur, R. 3, Ligonier; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral Jan. 27 in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Brown Cemetery. + 1-24-1977
Saggars Harvey J, 78, of Ligonier, died unexpectedly Saturday in Goshen Hospital. He was born October 15, 1917 in Elkhart County to Charles and Elma (Sheley) Saggars. On November 30, 1939 in Columbia City he married Betty J. Mahnesmith. A lifetime Noble County resident, he had been a farmer and a school bus driver for 31 years for West Noble Schools. He was a member of Stone's Hill Community Church and Topeka Rifle Club. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons, Steven of Olathe, Kan., and David, Quentin Joe and Kent of Ligonier; a daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Judy) Moser of Ligonier; a brother, Vernon of Columbia City; 10 grandchildren and 10-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Wheeler. Funeral Tuesday in Stone's Hill Community Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-13-1996
Saggars Madge, 84, of R. 3, Ligonier, died Sunday at Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 31, 1897 in LaGrange County to Josiah and Nora (Benham) Rowe. In 1916 she married Jacob Saggars in LaGrange. He died in 1965. A lifetime area resident, she was a member of Richville Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Richard of R. 3, LaGrange; 2 sisters, Ruth Peterson and Mrs. Lester (Fern) Blake of Ligonier; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 7-11-1982
Saggars Mary L, 73, R. 1, Ligonier, died Sept. 25 at her home from an apparent coronary. She was born Sept. 24, 1907 in Noble County, a daughter of Christian A. and Emma (Yoder) Stoltz. She was a lifetime resident of the Ligonier community. She married Wilbur T. Saggars on June 25, 1929 in Topeka. She was a member of the Richville United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; 4 daughters, Mrs. Donald (Carolyn) Sheline, Syracuse, Mrs. Wayne (Arlene) Werker, Albion, Mrs. Stephen (Rosalie) Meck, Orfordville, Wis., and Mrs. Ronald (Elaine) Hibschman, Syracuse; 4 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Garth and Fred of Topeka and Thad, Napoleon, Oho; one sister, Mrs. Dewey (Ruth) Hostetler, Topeka; and 4 grandchildren. A brother, John, preceded her in death. Funeral Sept. 28 from Richville United Methodist Church. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + 9-25-1980
Saggars Steven H, 68, of Olathe, May 1, 2011, at the Olathe Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. Upon leaving the military, he served as a Kansas Highway Patrol man. He then worked as a bus driver for Trailways for 18 years. He finished his professional career working as a biomedical-technician at Olathe Medical Center for 18 years until he retired in 2005. He was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Kendallville to Harvey and Betty Saggars. Surviving are his mother of Ligonier; his wife, Dee M. Saggars, his sons, Eric S. Saggars and Aaron D. Saggars; a daughter, Kristin M. Dickinson of Olathe; a sister, Judy (Maurice) Moser; 3 brothers, David (Jean) Saggars, Quentin Joe (Sandy) Saggars and Kent (Joni) Saggars, all of Ligonier; 3 grandsons; two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his father. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Olathe. Burial, Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan. ^ 5-3-2011
Sahli Bertold A, 86, died Tuesday in Miller’s Merry Manor, Garrett. He lived in Auburn from 1970 to 1979 and was a barber for 52 years, last working at the Subway Barber Shop in Angola. He was born June 12, 1902 in Wyatt, the son of Fred and Rosina (Beger) Sahli. He was married to Edith L. Griffith. He was a 50-year member of the Pleasant Lake Masonic Lodge and attended Pleasant Lake Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife at Miller’s Merry Manor; a granddaughter, Linda VanAuken Lakewind of Fort Wayne; 3grandsons, Robert VanAuken of Virginia Beach, Va., Mack "Bud" VanAuken of Corunna, and Billy Van Auken of Auburn; and 9 great-grandchildren. One son, H. Mack, died in 1967. Services Saturday at Weicht Funeral Home in Angola. Burial, Pleasant Lake Cemetery. + 1-?-1989
Sahli Jacob, 82, of 2208 Donald St. Auburn, died this morning (9-13-1982). He was born in Bremen on Jan. 12, 1900. On Dec. 23, 1922 in Mason, Minn. he married Lucille M. Johnson. He had lived in Albion until three years ago when he moved to Auburn. He was a retired general dredging contractor and a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Albion. Surviving are a sister, Rose Burger of Lakeville; a brother, Burt of Angola; a half-sister, Evelyn Kline; and 2 half-brothers, Ellsworth and Arthur Burger of Lakeville. Services Wednesday in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-13-1982
Sahli Lucille, 91, died November 7, 1992 in Betz Nursing home in Auburn. She was born September 14, 1901 in Riverside Twp, Minn. to Morris and Olivia (Sampson) Johnson. On December 23, 1922 in Madison, Minn., she married Jacob Sahli, who died September 13, 1982. She moved to Albion in 1956 and also lived in North Carolina before moving back to this area 13 years ago. She and her husband had been in the hotel/motel business. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Surviving is a sister, Mabel Gates of Montevideo, Minn. Funeral in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Tuesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-7-1992
Sakowicz, Anna J., 100, died at 9:45 pm Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. She had been ill since 1983. Born April 15, 1889 in Lithuania, she was the daughter of Victor and Alexian Stulginski. She married Charles Sakowicz in 1905 in Lithuania. He preceded her in death in November 1939. Mrs. Sakowicz moved to Chicago from Lithuania in 1913 and came to LaGrange County in 1975 from Chicago. She became a United States Citizen in 1941 and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Chicago. Surviving are one son, Stanley Sakait of LaGrange; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-great grandchildren. Services will be at 7 pm Tuesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaGrange, with Rev. George Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in St. Casimirs Cemetery in Chicago. Visitation is from 2-5 pm today at the funeral home. Friends will be received at the Casimirs Cemetery chapel from 12:30 pm until 1 pm Wednesday. Preferred memorial are to St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaGrange. +4-16-1989
Salas Sherri D, 23, of 301 McLean St., died Wednesday at her residence. She was born Feb. 1, 1959 in Colo. to Donald and Judy Nichols. She was married June 30, 1979 in Ottawa to Marshall Salas. She moved to Ligonier 2 ˝ years ago from Ottawa and was a member of Faith Assembly near Cromwell. Surviving are her husband; her father in Garnett, Kan., and her mother, Judy Griesen in Ottawa, Kan.; a daughter, Danielle; and a son, Obadiah, both at home; and a brother, Jason of Ottawa. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. She died of inoperable cancer. her death was investigated because of her membership in the Faith Assembly Church which does not believe in medical treatment, and she had given birth to a child 3 weeks earlier. + 4-12-1982
Salazar Angel, infant, died July 27, 2001 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are the parents, Maria and Jose Salazar of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Erik and Jose Jr.; and grandparents, Isidro Salazar and Nicolaza Hernandez. Graveside services Friday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-2-2001
Salazar Jesus was stillborn Thursday in DeKalb Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Jose and Maria H. (Velazquez) Salazar of Kendallville; and 2 brothers, Erik and Jose. Graveside services today in Lake View Cemetery. + 5-16-1996
Salerno Fred J, 74, New Haven, died May 4 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Garrett and had lived in New Haven the past seven years. He was a retired engineer from the B&O and Chesapeake & Ohio Railroads. Surviving are his wife, Lena P.; a daughter, Marilyn Mapes, Brentwood, Calif. a son, Fred J. Jr. of New Haven; two brothers, Frank of Orland Park, Ill, and John of Antwerp, Ohio; three sisters, Anna Sarpa, Garrett, Agnes Micelli, Portland, Ore., and Jesse Comforti, Whitewater, Wis. Services May 6 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. ~ 5-12-1983
Salesman Frank Lewis, 51, a native of Whitley County, died Wednesday at his home on Road 102 in Green Twp. He was a veteran of WW I. He married Lillie Mae Herron who survives with several children. + 1-?-1947
Salisbury Arnold, 76, of R. 3, Albion, died Thursday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Floyd County, Ky., May 14, 1912, he was the son of Milton and Ora (Stumbo) Salisbury. On Dec. 22, 1932 in Minnie, Ky., he married Velvia Younce who died Dec. 7, 1988. He was a coal miner and retired from Kendallville Foundry. He was a member of Valentine United Baptist Church. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Vertis (Shelvia) Short, Mrs. George (Vernice) McDaniel, Mrs. Ishmel (Ora) Wicker, Mrs. Mike (Pelinnia) Tripplett and Mrs. Richard (Flora) Borger of Kendallville; 5 sons, Raymond of Minnie, Ky., Paul of Teebury, Ky., Hoie of Albion, Gordon of Kendallville, and Dean of South Milford; a sister, Vinnie Knuckles; and a brother Mandy, both of Prestonsburg, Ky.; 28 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death. Services in Valentine United Baptist Church Sunday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-30-1989
Salisbury Velvia M, 76, of R. 3, Albion, died Wednesday in Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born in Teeberry, Ky., May 14, 1912, the daughter of John and Virgie (Newsom) Younce. On Dec. 22, 1932 in Minnie, Ky., she married Arnold Salisbury. She was a member of Valentine United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; 5 daughters, Mrs. Vertis (Shelvia) Short, Mrs. George (Bernice) McDaniel, Mrs. Ishmel (Ora) Wicker, Mrs. Mike (Pelinnia) Tripplett, and Mrs. Richard (Flora) Borger, all of Kendallville; 5 sons, Raymond of Minnie, Ky., Paul of Teeberry, Ky., Hoie of Albion, Gordon of Kendallville, and Dean of South Milford; 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A daughter, 4 brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Valentine United Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-7-1988
Saller Marceil G, 71, of Springfield, Ill., died Thursday in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Born in Kendallville April 10, 1908, she was the daughter of Andrew and Sara (Murphy) Saller. She had resided in Springfield the past 12 years. She was a graduate of Kendallville High School. She was coordinator of libraries for Ill. State Dept. of Education and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Springfield. Survivors are 3 sisters, Genevieve of Kendallville, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Clements of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. George (Helen) McGill of Fort Recovery, Ohio. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and one sister. Services Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1979
Saller Mayme, 96, a resident of Peru, died Monday in Peru. She was born June 6, 1889, the last of 10 children. She was the recipient of the Clara Barton Award from the Red Cross and had been a volunteer since 1918. Surviving are 4 nieces, Genevieve Saller of Kendallville, Helen McGill of Selma, Ala.; Mrs. Jack (Mattie) Forgason of Beeville, Texas, and Mary Clements of Fort Wayne. Services are tentatively set for Wednesday at St. Charles Catholic Church in Peru of which she was a member. 1-13-1986
Salmon Thelma J, 69, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital. A Bluffton native, she had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne and was the owner of Connie’s Rib Bar. Surviving are her husband, Donald; a daughter, Judith A. Nine of Roanoke; two stepdaughters, Norma Smitley of Dunkirk and June Hough of Geneva; a stepson, Don Salmon of Berne; three sisters, Clara Roe and Nellie Fryback, Fort Wayne, Mary Brandenburg of Avilla; and five grandchildren. Services Thursday in Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery. ~ 5-23-1989 + 5-16-1989
Salmon Thomas David, 79, Strawberry Village Nursing Home, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. He was born to Thomas E. and Ellen Salmon July 17, 1897 in Elkhart. He was a 7-year resident of Ligonier, living previously in Elkhart. He was a retired mechanic and a member of Elkhart Moose Lodge. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Russ (Patty) Emerick, R. 1, Wawaka; one son, Thomas O., Constantine, Mich.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Gaynell Wallis, Elkhart, Mrs. Essie Showalter, Goshen, and Mrs. Elizabeth Vallence, Mishawaka; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1976
Salsbury Daniel was born in Conneaut, Erie County, Pa. Oct. 13, 1816; and died in Kendallville, July 7, 1892. He removed with his parents to Adrian, Mich. in 1830. In 1838 he came to Indiana and settled in DeKalb County, 4 miles east of Allen Chapel where he united with the M. P. Church. In 1840 he married Fanny Isbell. They had 10 children, 8 of whom, with his widow, survive. Services were at M. P. Tabernacle July 10. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-15-1892
Saltzgaber Frank J, 98, Civil War veteran, a former resident of this town, died last Thursday in South Bend at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Gill. Funeral was at the daughter’s home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 2-?-1929
Saltzgaber G M, 84, Civil War veteran, one-time national head of the GAR appointee of President Wilson, former mayor and prominent in Democratic affairs, died last Monday at his home in Van Wert. He visited here when his brother Frank, who died a couple of years ago, lived here. + 8-?-1930
Saltzgaber Maria (McCormick) was born in Huron County, Ohio, died at her home in Port Mitchell Aug. 29, 1891, aged 56 years and 17 days. She married Frank J. Saltzgaber Feb. 18, 1853 and moved to Noble County in Feb. 1864. During the late war Mr. Saltzgaber enlisted and went in defense of his country, leaving his wife and four small children to battle with the cold charities of the world. On the 18th day of last month she united with the M.E. Church. She was the mother of two sons and four daughters. One son and two daughters preceded her in death. She leaves a husband, three children, a father and sister. Funeral at the M. E. Church. + 8-?-1891 Noble Co Democrat 9-9-1891
Salzbrun Catherine S, 4, died January 25, 1992 in Goshen Hospital from cancer. She was born September 16, 1950 in Ligonier, the daughter of James and Velva (Butler) Riddle. She married James Ritchie on December 25, 1969 in Cosperville. He died in 1976. On October 10, 1981 she married Raymond Salzbrun. Surviving are her husband; her father and stepmother in Goshen; her mother and stepfather (Edward Sroufe), in Cromwell; a daughter, Victoria Salzbrun of Ligonier; 2 sons, David Ritchie of Ligonier and Dennis Ritchie of Fort Lewis, Wash; a stepson; a sister, Mrs. John (Connie) Burns of Cromwell; a brother, David Riddle of Fort Wayne; and a grandmother, Ruby Riddle of Goshen. A homemaker, she was a lifetime area resident and 1969 graduate of West Noble High School. She was a member of Cosperville Baptist Church. Services today in Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-25-1992
Sample Lester V, 64, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital. He was a native of Wabash and lived most of his life in Fort Wayne. He retired in 1981 as a general yardmaster at Norfolk & Western Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Maxine; three daughters, Penny Spaw and Carol Herbst, Avilla, Kathy Mickelson, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Chester of Avilla, and Ray of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren. Services Wednesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Entombment, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 9-5-1985 + 9-2-1985
Samples Hazel Tucker, 88, of Kendallville, died Aug. 5, 2011, at her Kendallville residence. She worked in housekeeping at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange for about five years. She was born in Kendallville on Feb. 16, 1923 to Charles Mary (Sparrow) Frain. She married Jesse Elias Tucker, and he died in July 1977. She married Donald Samples in 1995, and he died in 1998. Surviving are 2 daughters, Colleen and Philas Vanschoyck, Talcum, Ky., and Tresha Kelley, Kendallville; 6 sons, Donald Tucker, Peru; Dowine and Jane Tucker, Rome City, Dawson Tucker, Kendallville, Randy Tucker and Sara, LaOtto, Dustin and Osse Tucker, Fort Wayne, and Richard and Sheila Tucker, Kendallville; 32 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Frain, Kendallville; and a sister, Sharon Oliver, Rome City. She was preceded in death by her son Gary Tucker on Jan. 15, 2011; daughter Rilla Tucker on Oct. 16, 1974; son Marion Tucker on Jan. 22, 2005; daughter Lavancha Tucker on Oct. 4, 2007; grandson Robert Tucker on Jan. 31, 1983; her brothers, Bud, Ham and Rex Frain; and her sister Mary Pierce. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ^ 8-7-2011
Sampson Bonnie J, 80, of Shelbyville, died Nov. 5, 2006 at Ashford Place Nursing Home in Shelbyville. She was born Dec. 24, 1925 in Noble County to Glen W. and Nona V. (Stults) Bailey. She graduated from Cromwell High School and worked for Wirk Garment Factory in Ligonier. She had also worked for Parker Seed Corn and retired from the Indiana State Police Post in Ligonier in 1982. She married Gordon W. Blender and he preceded her in death. She married O. Carl Sampson on Oct. 11, 1978 and he preceded her in death. Surviving are a sister, Betty Lopshire of Fort Wayne. Memorial services Sunday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 11-7-2006
Sampson Henry D, 46, died in his Cromwell residence December 18, 1999. He was born August 9, 1953 in Charleston, W.Va. to Henry and Mercedes (Walker) Sampson. In 1972 in Ligonier he married Sherry Pauley. He had lived in Ligonier for 27 years and was plant manager at Michiana Mobil, Elkhart. Surviving are his mother in Charleston; his wife; 2 sons, Henry D. Jr. of Cromwell, and Chad of Laketon; 3 sisters, Phyllis McGrew and Patricia Crowder of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Virginia Harrison of Charleston; and 2 grandchildren, Hunter and Ridge Sampson. Following cremation, the family will have private committal services. + 12-18-1999
Sams Donald T, 84, of 411 S Walnut St, LaGrange, died at 7:15 pm Saturday in Millers’ Merry Manor, LaGrange. He had been ill since April 1986. Born April 15, 1905 in LaGrange he was the son of Willis and Gladys (Pierce) Sams. On May 24, 1986 in LaGrange, he married Louceal W Baird, who survives. He retired from the LaGrange County Highway Department in 1970 after 47 years. Surviving with his wife are a sister, Mrs. Paul (Ella) High of Hudson; and two brothers, Dennis Sams of Centreville, Mich; and Charles Sams of Constantine, Mich. Services will be at 2 pm Tuesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, with Rev. Carldean Merrifield officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. Visitation is from 2-5 and 7-9 pm today in the funeral home. + 8-5-1989
Sams Sylvester was born in Richland County, Ohio, Jan. 2, 1851, and died Feb. 17, 1932. He came to LaGrange County, Ind. with his parents when a boy. There he married Edith Baker Jan. 11, 1874. The following spring they moved to Noble County, and in 1887 moved to Albion. In 1888 they took into their home a motherless baby girl, whom they adopted and who is now Mrs. Todd, with whom he spent his last years. Later they took into their home Harland Rosen and his two sisters, Libbie and Florie. His wife died Feb. 15, 1910. On Jan. 13, 1913 he married Ida Smurr who died in 1918. He was a member of the United Brethren Church for 40 years. He leaves his foster children; 2 brothers, Jackson, LaGrange, Ind., and Lafayette, Los Angeles, Cal. + 2-?-1932
Samuelson Hulda, 81, died Friday at her home about 5 miles southeast of Cromwell. She is survived by one son, Simon of Cromwell; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hoover of Princeton, Ill.; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral yesterday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-?-1941
Sanchez David, 22, Cromwell, was killed Aug. 13, 1988 when the 1988 Chevrolet Camaro he was driving crashed while he was attempting to pass a string of cars. He was born July 24, 1966 in Kendallville to Henry and Ana Marie (Chavez) Sanchez. Surviving are his parents in Ligonier; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Chavez, Ligonier; his great-grandmother, Anita Chavez, Mexico; 2 brothers, Henry and Daniel; and 2 sisters, Martha and Mary, all of Ligonier. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-12-1988
Sand Charles John was born in Sweden July 12, 1813; died at the home of his son-in-law March 28, 1898, aged 84 years, 8 months and 16 days. He united with the Lutheran Church when about fifteen years of age. He married Mary Beckman in 1863 and they had a son and a daughter. His wife and children survive him. He enlisted in the standing army of Sweden when 25 years old and served twenty-five years. He came to this country in May 1869 and first lived in Avilla, but soon removed to Swan Twp. Since 1889 he has lived with his son-in-law, George Bilger, near LaOtto. Funeral services were Tuesday. ~ 3-31-1898
Sand Marguerite, 72, died at Sacred Heart Home March 12. She was born April 25, 1912 in Racine, Wis., the daughter of Elisha and Allie (Brown) Fowler. She married Ronald M. Sand in Warsaw Oct. 23, 1930. He died June 10, 1979. She had resided in Kendallville since 1964 and had previously lived in Warsaw over 50 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Kendallville, and had also served on the rationing board in Warsaw during WW II. Surviving are a son, R. David, Kendallville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Services March 14 at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. ~ 3-21-1985 + 3-12-1985
Sand Ronald M, 69, of 240 Lima Plank Road, Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born in South Bend June 23, 1909, he was the son of Robert and Beatrice Sand. He married Marguerite E. Fowler Oct. 23, 1930 in Warsaw. He moved to Kendallville 16 years ago from Warsaw. He was retired and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Dave of Wakefield Circle; a sister, Mary of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a brother, Willis of Warsaw; 3 grandchildren, Mrs. Gary (Teresa) Beltz of Avilla, Laura and David C. Sand of Kendallville; and a great-granddaughter, Alissa Beltz of Avilla. Funeral will be Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw on Wednesday. + 6-?-1979
Sanders Charles A, 77, of Bear Lake, R. 4, Albion, died Oct. 18 in Whitley County Hospital, Columbia City. He was a salesman for Chicago Telephone Supply Corporation, Elkhart, before retiring. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Swayne, R. 4, Albion, a son, Col. Lewis M., Pensacola, Fla.; a stepson, Delas C. Grubb, South Bend; and 2 grandchildren. He was a member of the Castle United Brethren Church, Elkhart. Services Tuesday in a Churubusco funeral home. Burial Salem Cemetery. + 10-?-1959
Sanders Charles H, 51, formerly of Kendallville and Fort Wayne, died Wednesday in the home of a brother at R. 1, Churubusco. He was born in Fort Wayne on Jan. 9, 1938, the son of Joseph D. and Mary (Magley) Sanders. On March 11, 1961 he married Marcia Kay Herbst, who died in 1978. He formerly worked as an auto body repairman at Al Gratz Body Shop and Collins Oldsmobile In Fort Wayne, and from 1986 to 89 owned and operated C. H. Sanders Body Shop in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Brandy of Kendallville; a son, Bret of Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Mrs. Roy (Marceille) Alexander of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Robert (Karen) Wakeland of Columbia City, and Constance Otis of Granada Hills, Calif.; and 2 brothers, Thomas L. of Churubusco and Rex W. of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday in Sheets funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 11-30-1989
Sanders Denny L, 64, of Ligonier, died Dec. 8, 2009 at Parkview Hospital. He was a farmer. He was born Dec. 14, 1944 to Phil and Betty Sanders. He was married to Carolyn Sanders. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Tim Sanders of Wawaka, Joe Rex of Syracuse and Larry Rex of LaGrange; 2 daughters, Susan Sanders of Wawaka and Amy Rex of White Pigeon, Mich.; 8 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Howard (Von) Sanders of Angola and Donald (Nora) Sanders and Gary (Linda) Sanders of Albion; 2 sisters, Julia (Romero) Sanders of Albion and Connie of Alabama. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Roberta Hicks and Jeanie Keene. Funeral today at Ulrey Renner & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 12-11-2009
Sanders Harry A was born March 13, 1877 and died Oct. 20, 1959. Services at Williams Funeral Home Oct. 23, 1959. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 10-20-1959
Sanders Kyle Allen, 10-month old son of David and Margaret "Peggy" Sanders of Kendallville, died Wednesday at the Medical College of Toledo, Ohio from complications of cardiac surgery Tuesday. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Megan Sue, and a brother, Aaron David at home; grandmothers, Maxine Sanders of Edgerton, Ohio, and Martha Hurd of Blakesley, Ohio; and a great-grandmother, Nina Hurd of Bryan, Ohio. Services Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Edgerton. + 1-15-1986
Sanders Lana S,66, died July 21, 2013, at Northridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. She was born June 6, 1947, in Ligonier, one of 5 daughters of Carl and Mary F. (Bish) Myers. She graduated from Wawaka High School in the class of 1965. She retired after 34 years of service from group Dekko in Kendallville, and in her later years worked at Rogers, now Scott’s, in Kendallville. She attended Wawaka United Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, Tim Sanders of Wawaka; her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Charles Day of Wawaka; her mother, Mary F. Myers of Albion; 4 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Carol and Frank Herzog of Phoenix, Arizona, Wanda Myers of Myrtle, Missouri, Linda and Gary Sanders of Albion, and Mary Jo and Randy Kimmel of Albion. Her father preceded her in death. Funeral, July 24 at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 7-23-2013
Sanders Paul "Ed", 56, R. 1, Wawaka, died Monday in McCray Hospital. Born May 8, 1921 in Steuben County, he was the son of Carl and Margie (Deller) Sanders. He married Betty Cole Dec. 18, 1943 in Angola. He was a resident of the Wawaka community for several years and was a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a veteran of WW II. Survivors are the wife; 4 daughters, Mrs. Jean Keene, Cromwell, Roberta, Julie and Connie at home; 4 sons, Denny and Donald of Wawaka, Howard, Orland, and Gary, LaGrange; 4 sisters, Dorothy Kurtz, Hudson, Clara Rowlison, Stroh, Thelma Tritch and Mrs. Barbara Wilhelm of Pleasant Lake. Funeral Sept. 15 from Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 9-?-1977
Sands Fern L, 82, 602 N. Main St., Auburn, died today in DeKalb Hospital. She was associated with the restaurant business for over 50 years and had owned several establishments in the area. She was born Dec. 5, 1900 in DeKalb County, the daughter of the late Frank and Nora Pence. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Auburn. She was wed Dec. 16, 1918 in Hillsdale, Mich. to Clarence Sands, who died April 25, 1981. Survivors include a son, Max of Auburn; a brother, Dale of Auburn; 2 sisters, Floride Clark of Auburn and Nina McDonald of Kendallville; a grandson, Charles Witham; and 3 great-grandchildren. A son, Vincent, and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Dilgard, Cline & Southern Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 12-14-1982
Sands William Franklin was born at Mount Hope, Holmes Couty, Ohio, July 11, 1826; died June 8, 1899; aged 72 years, 10 months and 28 days. He, as a boy, learned the shoemaker trade, which he followed until old age overtook him. He married Mary Jane Roberts of Fredericktown, Ohio, July 8, 1857. They separated after 4 years. They had 2 children, one dying in infancy. In 1875 he came to Noble County. He leaves one son. + Poppy Scrapbook
Sanford Johanna O, 86, a former resident of Burr Oak, died Monday at North Shore Manor Nursing Home in Loveland, Colo. She was born May 9, 1888 in Rice Lake, Wis., a daughter of Ole and Synneva (Nord) Haus. She was married in Barron, Wis., to Rev. William L. Sanford on June 3, 1915. He died in 1957. She has lived in Loveland since 1969, having moved there from Indiana. She was a teacher in Reed, Wis., in Ecuador, Venezuela and at the Faith Academy in the Philippines. She was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church where her husband was a minister. Surviving are 6 sons, Dr. Lawrence R., Loveland, William Winston, Chicago, Monard G., Naperville, Ill, Lynn R., Houston, Tex., Enoch P., Little Rock, Ark., and David of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Grace E. Byrd, Fort Lupton, Colo.; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ferne Sanford of Nairobi, Kenya, South Africa. One son, John, preceded her in death. There are 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral May 19 in Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1978
Sanford Kenneth R, 89, of Ligonier, died July 31, 2012 He was born to Ross and Ruth (Link) Sanford on Jan. 14, 1923 in Defiance, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Damon on August 14, 1968 in Ligonier. He graduated from Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio in 1942. He then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 9th Air Force from 1943-45 during World War II. He served in the European Theatre, completing over 61 successful flight missions. Following the war he flew as a crop duster, owned and operated Sanford Construction and farmed. Kenneth was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church and was also a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife; 2 sons, Gregory (Judy) Sanford of St. Albans, Missouri and Russel (Carolyn) Sanford of Shelbyville, Ind.; A daughter, Sue Ann Larkin of LaGrange, Ga., two stepsons; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Gladys (Bob) Baker of Holgate, Ohio and Elizabeth Wells of South Bend. He was preceded in death by 4 siblings, Lois Kleinhen, Ray Sanford, Ethel Stuckey, and Cecil Sanford. Funeral at Yeager Funeral Home Aug. 4. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 8-2-2012
Sanford Phyllis, about 35, of Menominee, Wis., formerly of Burr Oak, died on Nov. 6, 1957. Surviving are her husband, John; 3 children, Joy, Danielle and Donald; her mother; one sister; and one brother. She had been a missionary in African in the Bakavu province of the Belgian Congo. Funeral was Nov. 9. + 11-?-1957
Sanford William Leroy was born Oct. 30, 1893 and died July 11, 1957. Services at Christian Chapel, Merriam, July 15. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1957
Sansbury John, 80, died at the Noble County Infirmary Sunday from senility and complications. Surviving are a son, a daughter, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at McKee & Clark Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 9-?-1941
Santizo Marilyn, 79, died Nov. 22, 2005 in Palm Harbor, Fla. She was born Oct. 12, 1926 in Kendallville to Edward F. and Zelma (Harding) Kelly. A 1946 Kendallville High School graduate and a 1949 graduate of Ball State Nurse's College, she was a registered nurse at McCray, DeKalb, and St. Joseph of Fort Wayne hospitals and retired from Hudson-Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson, Fla. in 1992. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Bruce and Diana Santizo of Fort Wayne and Jeffery Santizo of Mo. Services today in Lake View Cemetery chapel. ^ 12-23-2005
Santizo Victor Vincente, 76, of Wolcottville, died April 29, 2004 in Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, La. He retired in 1989 from General Electric in Fort Wayne and was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Kendallville Elks, American Legion and Kendallville Moose. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a Catholic who served as scoutmaster of Troop 101 in Kendallville. He was born Oct. 27, 1927 in Guatemala City to Peter and Victoira (Orriols) Santizo. Surviving are a daughter, Ada McMullen of Wolcottville. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery with military rites by Orland American Legion Post. ^ 5-4-2004
Santon Oscar L, an onion grower of Wolcottville, died from heart failure Sunday. He moved to Wolcottville 6 years ago from West Virginia and had since engaged in extensive cultivation of onions. He was born in New York on Sept. 14, 1844 and was married 17 years ago to Clara Paulus. Funeral from the Wolcottville Baptist Church Monday. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ^ 11-21-1911
Sapp Clarence B, about 55, died at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne May 15, 1951 from heart trouble. Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Cole of Albion; one son ; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral at Sonday Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 5-?-1951
Sapp Elnora M, about 71, died Aug. 19, 1970 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne following heart surgery. She was born Nov. 28, 1898 in Arcola to William and Jeannetta (Michael) Sitton. She married Clarence Sapp, who died in 1950, on Sept. 21, 1917. She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Gilbert (June) Cole, Albion, since the passing of her husband. Surviving also are 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Services Aug. 22. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 8-?-1970
Sapp John, 86, pioneer farmer of Noble County, residing near Rome City, died at Lakeside Hospital Friday from blood poison. He was born in Summit County, Ohio, and came to Noble County 47 years ago, settling on a farm about a half-mile south of Rome City where he engaged in farming until impaired by health. Three years ago he was stricken with blood poison and one of his legs was amputated. Some 2 months ago blood poison developed in the foot of the other let which ultimately caused his death. He was the father of 6 daughters and a son, 4 of them having preceded him in death. His wife died 11 years ago. Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Hattie Conley with whom he resided, Mrs. Lydia Miller of Rome City, and Mrs. Mornie Miller of Ligonier; 2 grandchildren, Avery Bolinger of Waterloo, and Carroll Miller of Chicago; and a granddaughter, Etha Conley of Rome City. Funeral Monday at Rome City Baptist Church. Burial, Osborn cemetery. + 10-?-1929
Sargent Laura E, 81, former operator of Sargent’s Hotel at Lake Wawasee, died in Fla. and was buried in Terre Haute last week. She and her late husband, Jesse, operated the hotel for many years. The hotel was recently purchased by the Lilly family of Lake Wawasee and Indianapolis, and has just recently been torn down. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Hazel) Wood of Fla. and Syracuse. + 3-?-1958
Sarnow Anton, 91, died on Tuesday of pneumonia in Mauston, Wis. Among the survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Chester Biddle, Cromwell. + 11-?-1957
Sarrazen Claire, 69, R. 1, Cree Lake, died Saturday at Lutheran Home in Kendallville. She was born in Illinois May 11, 1917, the daughter of Donald P. and Ottile (Kammeyer) Doran. She married Robert Sarrazen Dec. 31, 1939 in Fort Wayne. He died May 29, 1984. She was formerly employed with General Electric in Fort Wayne and owned and operated the Big Long Lake Laundromat. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Pendy) Matson, R. 2, Avilla, and Mrs. Stephen (Kathy) Papai, R. 1, Avilla; and three grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. ~ 9-18-1986 + 9-13-1986
Sarrazen Robert J, 68, R. 1, Kendallville, died Tuesday at his residence and was found Sunday. He is reported to have died from natural causes. He was born July 1, 1915, the son of Joseph and Clara (Hageman) Sarrazen. He married Claire M. Doran Dec. 31, 1939 in Fort Wayne. He was a retired employee of McCray Refrigerator Co. and a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. W. James (Pendy) Matson, R. 2, Avilla, and Mrs. Stephen (Kathy) Papai of R. 1, Avilla; a sister, Eileen Magers, Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren. A brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. ~ 6-7-1984 + 6-3-1984
Sarrazine Marilyn A, 61, died July 19, 2001 in her rural Auburn home. She was a tax preparer for Galen D. Maust P.C. in Fort Wayne since 1990. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett. She was born in Kendallville on June 14, 1940 to Carl and Edna (Truelove) Harvey. She married Leo W. Sarrazine in Kendallville on Oct. 1, 1966. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Diane Ort of Garrett; 2 sons, Douglas of Garrett and Ronald of Fort Wayne; a sister, June Graves of Kendallville; and 9 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Sherer. Services Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-21-2001
Sattler Edward W, 72, died April 30, 2003 at Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center. He was born in Fort Wayne on Sept. 21, 1930 to William and Fannie (Brown) Sattler. He was a 1948 graduate of Rome City High School. He married Lois M. Cramer on Nov. 24, 1975 in Paulding, Ohio. She died Nov. 17, 1994. He retired from Kraft Foods in 1995 after 22 years and was involved in dairy farming throughout his life. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville where he took care of the church lawn. He was a member of the Fort Wayne National Guard 1951-58. Surviving are 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Alice and David Frazie of Wolcottville and Nancy Swank of Cromwell. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Fannie Elizabeth; and brother, Fredric, on Dec. 17, 1982. Services Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 5-3-2003
Sattler Frederick, 56, of R. 1, Rome City, died today at McCray Hospital. He was born in Fort Wayne Feb. 22, 1926 to William and Fannie (Brown) Sattler. On June 14, 1947 in Kendallville he married Virginia Holley. A graduate of Central High School in Fort Wayne, he was a veteran of WW II and had been a machinist for Flint & Walling for 36 years. He was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville, the Rome City American Legion and Local 1541. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Craig (Mary) Harp of Fort Collins, Colo., and Virginia Patterson of Pasadena, Texas; a brother, Edward of Corunna; and 4 grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death. Services Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-14-1982
Sattler Lois May, 61, of Corunna, died Thursday in her residence. She was born May 3, 1933 in Paulding, Ohio to Howard and Lavona (Ceraghin) Cramer. On November 24, 1957 in Paulding she married Edward Sattler. A homemaker, she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. David (Alice) Frazie of Wolcottville, and Mrs. Grant (Nancy) Swank of Cromwell; and a brother, Robert Cramer of Paulding. One brother, Howard Cramer, preceded her in death. Funeral Monday in Zion Lutheran Church, Corunna. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-17-1994
Saunders Viola F, 90, of 512 Matthews St., died Friday at the home of her granddaughter, Gloria Payton, 645 Dowling St. Born Dec. 31, 1883 in Stryker, Ohio, to Merton and Cora (Christie) Hill, she married Walter L. Saunders on May 20, 1912 in Monroe, Mich. Her husband, one daughter and one sister preceded her in death. She had lived here since 1916. She was an ordained Spiritualist Church minister, NSAC, and a member of the Ben Hur Society, Royal Neighbors and OES. Survivors include one sister, Myrtle Pfifer of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-14-1984
Saunders Walter L, 85, 512 Matthews St., died in McCray Hospital. He was born July 20, 1891 in Bryan, Ohio to William H. and Fanellie (Squire) Saunders. He married Viola F. Hill May 20, 1912 in Monroe, Mich. He was a resident of the area for over 60 years after moving here from Stryker, Ohio. He was a retired 33-year employee of McCray Corporation, a member of Kendallville A&FM Lodge 276 and Ben Hur Lodge. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Guinevere) Stemm, 113 S. Riley St.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Edith Anderson, New Port Richey, Fla., Mrs. Edna Smith, Charlevoix, Mich., and Mrs. Doris Lentz, Port Richey, Fla.; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. Services Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1976
Saurer Edward R, 76, of R. 1, Wawaka, died March 11, 1964 in the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a veteran of WW I and a retired machinist. He is survived by his wife, Irene; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Strombeck of Miami, Fla.; 2 brothers, John of Charlotte, Mich., and Ben of Wolf Lake; 2 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral in the funeral home in Wolcottville Saturday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1964
Saurer Irene, 83, R. 1, died Jan. 2 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Strombeck in Miami, Fla. Her husband, Edward, died in 1964. She was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary, Rome City. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in William Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Interment of cremains, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1972
Sautter Esta, 90, of Niles, Mich., died July 30 in Foster Care Home in Niles, Mich. She was born Nov. 1, 1898 in Paulding, Ohio, the daughter of Andrew and Julia Northup. On April 25, 1917 in LaGrange County she married Herbert Sautter who preceded her in death. She had lived in the Kendallville area 15 years. Surviving are a daughter, Thelma Vore of Niles; a son, Lester of Alpine, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Aug. 2 in East Springfield Cemetery, LaGrange. + 7-30-1989
Savage William P, 68, died Dec. 7, 2004 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident Monday north of Kendallville. He was an educator and coach with East Noble School Corp. for 34 years. He retired in July 1997. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne in 1954 and from Purdue University in 1959 with a bachelor of science degree. He received a master of education degree in 1963 and in 1973 achieved a second masters of arts and teaching degree from Indiana University. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Albion. He was born in Fort Wayne to Arthur and Thelma (Howe) Savage. On June 5, 1959 in Corozal, Puerto Rico, he married Rafaela Antonia Rodriguez. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Rebecca of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jsame and Tamara of Garrett, Thomas and Kelli of Kendallville and William and Rachel of Sunrise, Fla.; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Lynn and Gordon Meads of Lexington, Ky., and Penny Mantrom of Bayfield, Colo.; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Larry Gump of Huntertown; and 9 grandchildren, Mackenzie Mantrom, Nicole, Kayli, Jacob, Nathanial, Michael, Erik and Emily Savage and Jada Meads. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Wayne, on Dec. 4, 1964; and a sister, Kathleen Herendeen. Services Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-10-2004
Savchuk Charles R, 61, of 704 S. Union St., Ligonier, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital. Born June 21, 1924 in Battle Creek, Mich., he was the son of Aaron and Melvina (Pierce) Savchuk. On Oct. 27, 1951 in Sherwood, Mich., he married Rhea Belle Meyer. He moved to Ligonier from Bronson, Mich. in 1958 and was an employee of Monsanto Corp. where he was an electrician in instrument repair. A WW II U. S. Navy veteran, he was a member of the Ligonier Lions Club since 1967. Surviving are his wife; a son, Brent of Ligonier, 3 sisters, Mrs. Max (Goldie) Brewer of Marion, Ohio, Mrs. Richard (Alice) Hennig of Coldwater, Mich., and Mrs. Don (Diane) Gragg of Centreville, Mich.; and a brother, David P. of Bronson. One sister preceded him in death. Services Monday in the World Gospel Evangelical Church, Ligonier. Burial, Matteson Cemetery, Bronson. + 4-3-1986
Savoie Belle, 93, died at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange Thursday. She had lived in Albion. Born Nov. 17, 1892 in South Milford, she was the daughter of Ira and Mary (James) Helmer. In 1918 she married Raymond Savoie, who died many years ago. A retired registered nurse, she had been employed at McCray Hospital for many years. She was a member of South Milford Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Dallas of Wolcottville; a son, Jack of Syracuse; 4 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Frurip May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. + 1-27-1986
Savoie Celia, 68, widow of John Savoie, died Friday at the home of her son, Harry, in Albion following a stroke of apoplexy. Surviving are 3 sons, Walter of Brimfield, Irvin of Calif., and Harry; one daughter, Mrs. Ed Campbell of Albion; 20 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and a sister. Funeral Monday at Ligonier Catholic Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Savoie Ellen E, 61, died in Goshen Hospital April 2. She was born Oct. 1, 1922 in Ege, the daughter of William and Blanche (Christlieb) Klinger. She married Raymond Jack Savoie August 10, 1940. She moved to Syracuse community 20 years ago. She was a clerk at Ben Franklin and a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Syracuse, OES, Albion. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Dixie) Kehr and Mrs. Leonard (Dianna) Smith, Syracuse; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Walter, Avilla, Delphus and Norman, Fort Wayne, and Jesse, St. Joe; and three sisters, Mrs. Jesse (Theo) Roose, Waterloo, Mrs. John (Barbara) Stoner, Columbia City, and Mrs. Ed (Joan) Slater, Leo. One sister preceded her in death. Services at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse, on April 5. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. ~ 4-12-1984 + 3-31-1984
Savoie Eric Thomas, 27, of Albion, died Dec. 8, 2003 at home. The Fort Wayne native was a HVAC Tech at J. O. Mory. Survivors include his wife, Tonya Jean of Albion; parents, Tom and Linda of Fort Wayne; sister, Jennifer O'Nan of Fort Wayne; brother, Gary of Churubusco; father and mother-in-law, Gail and Betty Winebrenner of Albion. Services Friday at E. Harper & son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 12-10-2003
Savoie Harry James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. Savoie, was born Nov. 8, 1923. About a month ago he developed heart trouble which caused his death Aug. 5, age being 8 months and 26 days. + 8-?-1924
Savoie Harry O, 66, died Dec. 28, 1964 at McCray Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1898 in Ill., the son of John and Celia St. John Savoie. He was married May 1, 1920 to Rachel Coats. He was a retired employee of Newnam Foundry, Kendallville, and a member of Albion Eagles Lodge 2455. Surviving are the wife; 2 sons, Max of Albion, and Kenneth of Orlando, Fla.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Betty Bloom of Noblesville, and Mrs. Dorothy Kay of Albion; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Wednesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1964
Savoie John died Wednesday at his home here from heart trouble. Six children living in this community and the widow survive. He had recently purchased the Albion Hotel where he and his wife were making their home. + 12-?-1931
Savoie Max L, 75, of Albion, died Feb. 5, 2003 at Health Center Hospital in Winter Garden, Fla. He was a self-employed television repairman and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion and Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, Fla. He was born June 29, 1927 in Albion to Harry and Rachel (Coats) Savoie. Surviving are a brother, Kenneth of Orlando, Fla.; 2 sisters, Dorothy Kay of Kokomo and Betty Bloom of Lapel. Services Thursday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 246. ^ 2-9-2003
Savoie Rachel, 80, died Feb. 7 in Winter Garden, Fla. She was born March 4, 1903 in Albion, the daughter of Anson and Eva Mae (Sweet) Coats. She had moved to Florida in 1974 and was a charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Albion. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death in 1964. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Bloom of Lapel, and Dorothy Kay of Dearing, Ga.; two sons, Max of Winter Gardens and Kenneth of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Edith Shuman and Dorothy Neikirk, both Bryan, Ohio, Lutie Campbell of South Bend; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 2-16-1984 + 2-6-1984
Savoie Raymond "Jack", 64, R. 3, Syracuse and former Albion resident, died July 10 in Kenney Retirement Center, Ligonier. He was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Noble County, the son of Raymond and Belle (Helmer) Savoie. He married Ellen Klinger Aug. 10, 1940. She died in 1984. He had moved to Syracuse 28 years ago from Albion and had been a former Albion police officer. He was a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, OES and Police League of Indiana. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Dixie) Kehr and Dianna Elias, both Syracuse; a sister, Dorothy Dallas of Wolcottville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services July 12 at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. ~ 7-17-1986 + 7-10-1986
Savoie Raymond, 42, a resident of Albion 3 years, died May 30, Decoration Day, from a heart attack and complications. Surviving are the wife, Belle; 2 daughter, Dorothy Dallas of Wolcottville, and Pauline at home; one son, Jack, at home; his mother, Mrs. Celia Savoie of this city; 3 brothers, Walter of Brimfield, Harry of Albion, and Ervin of Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Edward Campbell of this city; 3 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at the Catholic Church in Ligonier. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1939
Savoie Ruby A, 76, Brimfield, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born March 8, 1901 in Brimfield, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Ramer) Schott. She married Walter J. Savoie who died in 1962. She was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. Survivors are a son, Bernard, R. 1, Kendallville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harold (Virginia) Frick, R. 1, Wawaka, and Mrs. Jack (Rosemary) Squire, Brimfield; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Frances Bowman; 2 brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday in Brimfield United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-?-1978
Savoie W Bernard, 83, of Kendallville, died Nov. 24, 2009 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Noble County on Dec. 12, 1925 to Walter and Ruby (Schott) Savoie. He graduated from Rome City High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He married Fern Shaffer on Nov. 2, 1947 in Kendallville. He was a farmer and a Wayne Center school bus driver for 35 years. He was a member of VFW Post 2749, American Legion Post 86, Moose Lodge 1301, the Noble County Fair Board, and Trinity Church United Methodist, all in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Janine and Gene Lawrence of Kendallville; a son, Jason and Diana Savoie of Kendallville; grandchildren, Janelle Lawrence, Jordan Lawrence, Joshua Savoie and Jonathan and Lindy Savoie; 2 great-granddaughters, Kylee and Allyson Savoie. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Virginia Frick, Frances Bowman and Rosemary Squire. Funeral Nov. 28 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-26-2009
Sawdon Jessie I, 90, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center. She was born in Merriam in Noble County on March 14, 1903, to Christopher and Catherine (Cunningham) Hawk. On October 25, 1930 she married Oliver W. Sawdon, who died November 3, 1964. She was employed by General Electric in Fort Wayne until 1930. Surviving are a brother, Woody Hawk of rural Ligonier. Funeral Wednesday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-27-1993
Sawicki John, 74, of Ligonier, died Nov. 18, 2001 at home. A retired contractor and builder, he worked at Schuz Homes for 20 years and owned Sawicki Enterprises. He served in the Army and Air Force as a medic and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and American Legion Post 243 in Ligonier. He was born July 30, 1927 in Aldercreek, N.Y. to Paul and Mary (Malinowski) Sawicki. On May 26, 1973 in Ligonier, he married Beatrice Nelson. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Shirl Hall and Linda and Michael Merino of Ligonier; a stepdaughter; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, John and Connie and Gerald and Monica Sawicki of Ligonier; a stepson; 3 sisters, Helen Greer of New Hartford, N.Y., Sophie Steates of Latham, N.Y. and Delores Carroll of Trinity, Ala.; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. Mass of Christian burial Wednesday at St. Patrick Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 11-19-2001
Sawyer Albert D, 72, died at his home in Kendallville Saturday from Bright’s disease. He was elected sheriff of Noble County on the Democratic ticket in 1916 and served until 1920. Surviving are 5 children, Orrie and Ottie, twins, Guy, and Mrs. Bertha Boszor, all in and near Kendallville, and Harold of Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral Monday from the late home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1931
Sawyer Charlotte Pearl, 88, was born March 22, 1790 in Belmont County, Md., and died Dec. 27. She was married to John Sawyer in 1807 and moved to Knox County, Ohio soon after their marriage. They moved to this county in 1836, consequently were among the first pioneers in its settlement. Mr. Sawyer died in 1837, leaving her with a family of 10 children and a large tract of wild land, but she successfully managed her own business affairs and reared her children - only 4, however, were living at the time of her death - Jackson, Erastus, John and Mrs. Armstrong, now of Fort Wayne. She had 44 grandchildren, 20 of whom were living at her death; and 13 great-grandchildren, 10 of whom are living. A stranger by the name of Murray called at her house and requested assistance as he was sick. A few minutes after entering the house he expired. The stranger was the third person buried in our old cemetery; John Sawyer was the second; and a child had been buried previously. ^ 1-9-1879
Sawyer Elmer H "Tom", 82, Kendallville native and 50-year Fort Wayne resident, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1899, the son of Mervin and Anna (Grabowski) Sawyer. He was a retired interior-exterior decorator and a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, Moose Lodge, and one of the founders of the first tribe of the Council of Indian Guides. Surviving are a son, John of Fort Wayne, and 5 grandchildren. Services Saturday at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 3-17-1982
Sawyer Emma, 101, of 504 N. Main St., Kendallville, died today at the Kendallville Nursing Home. Born in Kendallville Dec. 31, 1883, she was the daughter of John and Anna Berkes. On Jan. 22, 1916 she married Guy Sawyer, who died in 1954. They had no children. She was a member of Wayne Twp Extension Club and a lifetime Noble County resident. Several nieces and nephews survive. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-1-1985
Sawyer Erastus was born in Knox County, Ohio Sept. 15, 1833. Came to Noble County with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sawyer, in March 1836, who settled on a farm in Section 29, Wayne Twp, now occupied by Frank Waterhouse. He married Mary Perrin in 1858. They had 2 children, one a daughter dying in infancy. His son, Lotus, died in Ill. several years ago where Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer resided a short time. She also died in Ill. He married Mrs. Sophronia Heist in 1884. She died at Rome City where they had resided several years. He died March 4, aged 70 years 5 months and 19 days. In his parents’ family were 4 sons and 5 daughters, Admiral, Jackson, Erastus and John, Eliza who married Stephen Sawyer, Lucinda who married William O. Johnson, Sisson who married Joseph Gradon, Melinda who married Robert Armstrong, Sarah Ellen, unmarried, John of Wayne Twp who is now the only surviving one of the family. His disease was heart trouble. Funeral was Sunday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-11-1904
Sawyer Jackson, 46, was born in Knox County, Ohio May 10, 1835 and when one year old was brought by his parents to Noble County where he has since resided. His father was one of the earliest settlers of Noble County and at one time owned a part of the land in the city of Kendallville. The father died in 1838, that ever to be remembered season when disease invaded every house and death claimed victims all over the land. The mother died about 2 years ago. He was married in 1858 to Margaret Levering, who he leaves as his widow. He also leaves 4 children, 2 brothers and one sister, the last of the original Sawyer family. In 1867 he united with the Baptist Church. He died March 21, 1881. + 5-?-1881 > No date ^ 3-24 & 6-9-1881
Sawyer John Irvin, 62, native and lifelong resident of this community, committed suicide Sunday at his home one mile west of this city on U. S. Highway No. 6. In a fit of despondency, prompted by ill health and superinduced by a nervous ailment, he made certain of ending his life by first consuming a quantity of poison and then going to the barn at the rear of his home and hanging himself. A sister, Mrs. Vida L. Summers, residing a short distance west of the house where Sawyer, unmarried, made his home alone, found the body about 6:30 a.m. + 4-?-1943
Sawyer Lee O, 60, Urbana, died Thursday in Wabash County Hospital. He was born in Noble County Sept. 25, 1913, a son of Otis T. and Oala (Bogner) Sawyer, and was married May 24, 1941 in Huntington to Catherine (Kitty) Miller. He lived in the Urbana area 40 years where he was owner-operator of Sawyer Electric Service for 20 years. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Lagro, and the Eagles and Moose lodges in Wabash. Surviving are the widow; a sister; Mrs. David Shirk; and a brother, Paul of Kendallville. Funeral Saturday in St. Patrick’s Church. Burial, Mount Calvary Cemetery, Huntington. + 10-?-1973
Sawyer Mabel Delilah, 66, died last Monday at her home on the Angling Road just northwest of Kendallville. Services were Thursday at the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Walter; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Bolton of Chicago; and a brother, Tracy McMarrill east of Avilla. ~ 3-8-1951
Sawyer Maude, daughter of Albert Sawyer and wife, died yesterday from congestion of the brain. The child was 7 months of age. Funeral at the Evangelical Church Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-11-1887
Sawyer Maynard, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Sawyer of near Kendallville, died Thursday from a fractured skull and concussion of the brain received when he fell from the window of an upstairs bedroom at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Albert Sawyer, with whom he had been making his home. He had been seriously ill for one week from influenza and it is believed he was delirious when the accident occurred. He was born Aug. 9, 1911, the eldest of 4 children. Surviving are the parents, 2 brothers and one sister, Lee at Urbana, and Paul and Helen at home. Funeral Saturday from the late home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1934 ^ 9-6-1934
Sawyer Mitchell Doan, 73, died Thursday at his Fort Wayne home. Born in South Bend, he retired in 1979 as a salesman for Holsum Bakery. He was a WW II Army veteran, stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. His wife, Doris P., died in 1979. Surviving are three sons, Douglas Mitchell, Thomas Merlin, and Matthew John, all Fort Wayne; one daughter, Claudia Anne Lipman, Fort Wayne; one brother, Richard of Coral Springs, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. Services Monday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 8-16-1988
Sawyer Oala A, 86, R. 2, died Thursday. She had been ill for more than a year and a resident of Kendallville Nursing Home since June 24, 1971. Born in Wayne Twp Dec. 20, 1885, she was the daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Linder Bogner. Her husband, Ottie, preceded her in death. Survivors include 2 sons, Paul, R. 2, and Lee, Urbana; one daughter, Mrs. David (Helen) Shirk, 216 E. Grove St.; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1972
Sawyer Ottie T, 56, lifelong Noble County resident and prominent farmer of the Kendallville vicinity died Saturday at his home 2 ˝ miles east of Kendallville on U. S. Road 6 within an hour after he suffered a stroke of cerebral apoplexy. The son of Albert and Charlotte Sawyer, he was born Feb. 18, 1884 just east of Kendallville. His twin brother, Orrie, former police chief of that city, died Nov. 15, 1939. Surviving are the widow, Oala; the mother; 2 sons, Paula at home, and Lee of Urbana; one daughter, Helen at home; 2 brothers, Guy and Harold, Kendallville; and one sister, Mrs. Chester Boszor, Kendallville. Funeral Monday at the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1940
Sawyer Reva Kathryn "Kate", 75, died Friday in McCray Hospital. Born in Noble County November 16, 1915, she was the daughter of Walter and Sarah (Zumbrun) Trowbridge. On April 9, 1938 in Fort Wayne she married Paul H. Sawyer. A lifetime area resident, she was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She retired in 1981 as a waitress/cook for Central Drug Store after 25 years. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Gloria Butterbaugh of Rochester, Minn.; 2 sisters, Gertrude Walter of Kendallville and Marjorie Frick of Sturgis, Mich.; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A son, Wayne, died in 1949. Six brothers and a sister also preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1991
Sawyer W Hugh, 32, died at the family home on W. Wayne St., Kendallville, last Wednesday from pneumonia. Born in Wolcottville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sawyer, he spent the greater part of his life in that city. For a number of years he followed the barber trade, being associated with his father, but at the time of his death was one of the managers of the local Willis-Knight Overland agency. He married Elizabeth Strawsburg of that city June 3, 1913. He was a member of the Modern Woodman of America. + 1-?-1923
Sayles Berne A, 70, of 1399 S. Belcher Rd., Largo, Fla., died Friday at his residence. Born April 12, 1909 in Kendallville, he was the son of George and Lizzie (Putman) Sayles. He married Dorothy I. Graham. He had lived in Fla. the past 1 ˝ years, moving from Lansing, Mich. He was a retired owner-operator of a restaurant in Albion, Mich. Survivors are his wife; 3 sons, Richard L. of Flint, Mich., Harold D. of Succasuana, N.J., and Jerry O. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral Monday in Moss East Bay Chapel in Clearwater. Burial, Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater. + 11-?-1979
Sayles Blanche M, 66, of R. 2, Kendallville, the mother of Noble County sheriff, Roy Sayles Jr., was born in Waterford, Ind. October 8, 1902, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Croop, and had lived in the Kendallville area since 1926, moving from Steuben County. She was married August 31, 1919 to Roy D. Sayles, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Cecil, Corunna, Gerald, R. 2, Wolcottville, and Robert L., Fort Wayne; five daughters, Gladys Braun, Fort Wayne, Bonnie Hypes, R. 2, Waterloo, Alberta Zawadzke, Kendallville, Juanita Harmes, Corunna, and Darlene Morris, R. 2, Wolcottville; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Five sisters preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-26-1968 + 12-?-1968
Sayles Carl, 75, died Saturday in Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier. He was born May 22, 1901 in Kendallville to George and Lizzie (Putnam) Sayles. He was a Kendallville resident, a retired farmer and a WW II Army veteran. Surviving is one brother, Berne, Lansing, Mich. Four brothers preceded him in death. Funeral at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville today. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1976
Sayles Cecil D, 62, of 1215 Riley Road, died today at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Elkhart Feb. 21, 1921, he was the son of Roy D. and Blanche M. (Croop) Sayles. On June 27, 1942 in Albion he married Ruth V. Nott. A veteran of WW II, he had lived at his present address 4 years, moving from Auburn and Corunna. He had been employed by Zollner Corp., Fort Wayne for 24 years as an inspector. He was a member of the Columbia City Eagles and Kendallville VFW No. 2749. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Ruth Ann) Baughman of Harlan, Mrs. Steve (Judy) Hutchings of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Lynn (Peggy) McDonald of Corunna; a son, Jerry D. of Corunna; and 14 grandchildren; 5 sisters, Gladys Braun of Fort Wayne, Bonnie Hypes of Auburn, Alberta Zawadzke and Darlene Morris of Kendallville, and Juanita Harmes of Corunna; and 3 brothers, Gerald of R. 2, Wolcottville, Roy Jr. of Albion, and Robert L. of Fort Wayne. Services Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-13-1983
Sayles George A, 76, died at McCray Hospital Wednesday. He engaged in farming until a year ago when he retired. Complications incident to senility caused his death. He was born June 17, 1866 in Fairfield Twp and married Lizzie A. Putnam in Kendallville in 1889. She died April 22, 1939. For 45 years he resided on a farm a mile east of Lisbon. Services at A. J. Berhalter Co. in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Garrett Clipper 3-29-1943.
Sayles George W, an old citizen of this place, died yesterday. He was born in Meadville, Pa. April 26, 1821; came to this vicinity in 1837 and settled in Allen Twp; united with the M. E. Church in 1843. Funeral tomorrow in the M. E. Church. ^ 3-5-1883
Sayles Gerald "Judd", 65, R. 2, Wolcottville, died Oct. 13, 1988 at his residence. He was retired from the Kirsch Co., Sturgis, Mich. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the American Legion Post in LaGrange and the Moose Lodge. He was a 1941 graduate of Avilla High School. He was born Feb. 1, 1923 in Pleasant Lake to Roy and Blanche (Croop) Sayles and was married July 31, 1948 in Angola to Betty Ballentine. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Penny) Lohr of Fort Wayne; one son, Stephen of Muskegon, MI.; 5 sisters, Gladys Braun of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Paul (Alberta) Zawadzke of Kendallville, Mrs. Richard (Juanita) Harmes of Corunna, Mrs. Henry (Darlene) Morris of Kendallville and Bonnie Hypes of Auburn; 2 brothers, Roy Jr. of Wolcottville, Robert of Fort Wayne; and one grandson, Craig Lohr of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. + 10-13-1988
Sayles Julia Lorett (Warren) was born July 12, 1831 in Penbrook, Genesee County. N.Y. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 12. She married Charles Sayles. They had 2 children, Charles P. of Goshen and George A. of this county. Of a large family of brothers and sisters, but one sister, Mrs. Jennett Sayles, remains. She died May 6. Funeral was held from the residence of her son, George, where she died. Burial was beside her husband in the old cemetery in this city. ^ 5-13-1904
Sayles Lizzie, 70, resident of the Lisbon community for 48 years, died Saturday at the family home one mile east of Lisbon from a heart attack. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Kendallville Court No. 20, Ben Hur. She was born Oct. 15, 1856 at Vienna, Mich., the daughter of Erastus and Lydia Putman. She married George A. Sayles Dec. 25, 1889. They moved to the Lisbon community where they had since resided. Surviving are the husband; 6 sons, Walter E., Glen Alvin and Burly O., all of Detroit, Mich., Berne A. of Albion, Mich., Roy D. (clipping cut off) + 4-?-1939
Sayles Lucy died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Baker Feb. 26, 1915. She was born in New York state Feb. 6, 1830, the daughter of Amos and Nancy (Timmerman) Broughton. She married Daniel Cramer April 4, 1850, and they had 12 children. He died Sept. 1, 1872. She married Ahab Sayles June 23, 1881, and he died Sept. 2, 1908. Surviving are three daughters, Orra Wilson, Anna Cramer, Emma Baker; and a son, Daniel Wilbur Cramer; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Burial, Swan Cemetery. * 1915
Sayles Robert Lee, 67, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Kendallville, died October 16, 2004 in the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born August 25, 1937 to Roy D. and Blanche M. (Croop) Sayles. Surviving are 4 sisters, Juanita Harmes of Corunna, Alberta Zawadzke of Avilla, Darlene Morris of Wolcottville and Gladys Braun of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Hypes; and 3 brothers, Roy Jr., Cecil D. and Gerald. He had resided at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne since 1993. He had been a cook at Pine Valley Golf Club and Coney Island in Fort Wayne. A 1957 graduate of Avilla High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 10-21-2004
Sayles Roy D, 72, R. 2, Wolcottville, father of sheriff Roy Sayles Jr., died June 18, in the McCray Hospital, Kendallville. A lifetime resident of Noble County, he was born March 1, 1898 to George A. and Elizabeth Putnam Sayles. His wife, Blanche M., whom he married August 31, 1919 in Elkhart, died December 20, 1968. He was a retired farmer and factory worker. Other survivors include five daughters, Gladys Braun, Fort Wayne, Bonnie Hypes, R. 2, Waterloo, Alberta Zawadzke, Kendallville, Juanita Harmes, Corunna, and Darlene Morris, R. 2, Wolcottville; three sons, Cecil, Corunna, Gerald, R. 2, Wolcottville and Robert, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Walter and Carl, Kendallville, and Berne, Lansing, Mich.; twenty-three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 6-25-1970 + 6-?-1970
Sayles Roy Jr, 66, died at his home Sunday. He was born July 10, 1929 in Kendallville to Roy D. and Blanche (Croop) Sayles. On February 14, 1958 in Kendallville he married Irene Csatari. He served as Noble County sheriff 1967-74 and served in the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Air Force. He formed the first Sheriff's Merit Board in 1971. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Marla of Fort Wayne; a son, Michael of Kendallville; 5 sisters, Gladys Braun of Fort Wayne, Bonnie Hypes of Auburn, Juanita Harmes of Corunna, Alberta Zawadzke of Kendallville, and Darlene Morris of Urbana, Ohio; a brother, Robert of Fort Wayne; and a granddaughter, Meghan Sayles of Kendallville. Preceding him in death were 2 brothers, Cecil and Gerald. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-11-1996
Sayles Walter, 514 S. Oak St., died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County May 12, 1892, the son of George and Lizzie Putman Sayles, and had lived in Kendallville 3 years, moving from Chicago. He was employed by the Grand Trunk Railroad and was never married. He is survived by 2 brothers, Carl, Kendallville, and Berne, Lansing, Mich. A brother, Roy, died in June 1970. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1971
Saylor Mary L, 86, died Tuesday at McCray Hospital. She was born in Cedarville, Ind. on April 15, 1891 to Mary and Mathias Hollopeter. She married Ralph Saylor in 1957. He died in 1973. She is survived by a son, Richard Snyder of R. 8 in Columbia City, and by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Joseph Kelham of Garrett; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Huntertown Methodist Church. Funeral at McKee Funeral Home in Garrett Thursday. Burial, Leo Cemetery. + 9-?-1977
Saylor Ralph L, 75, of R. 4, Albion, died Saturday (d.11-24-1984) at McAllen, Texas. He was born in Oakwood, Ohio, June 26, 1909, the son of Anthony and Nancy (Thrush) Saylor. Surviving are his wife, the former Goldia Snodgrass; 4 sons, Richard L. of Houston, Texas, H. Keith of Pittsburgh, Pa., James H. of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Ralph G. of Moline, Ill.; 2 sisters, Daisy Robbins, Fort Wayne, and Ocie Shafer of Oakwood; 2 half-brothers; a half-sister; 15 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Big Lake Church of God. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-24-1984
Saylor Ruby K, 59, died Thursday at DeKalb Hospital after being stricken at the home of her granddaughter, Marcia Wheeler, Auburn. She was born Oct. 9, 1912 in Morgan County, Ky. to James and Sara (Ratliff) Carroll, deceased. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Joyce) Crager, Garrett; and 2 sons, Herbert Scofield, R. 2, New Carlisle, and Russell D. Scofield, R. 3, Howe; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Lewis, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 7-?-1972
Sayre Charley A was born in Kendallville July 24, 1876, and died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Ida Neese on S. Main St., April 29, aged 22 years, 8 months and 5 days. He attended the public school until he was about 10 years of age. He then left home living in the country near Kendallville for about 3 years afterwards, roaming abroad for several years, his whereabouts being unknown for long periods of time. After several years thus spent he was employed by the Mishawaka Felt Boot Factory as a knitter. Here he remained until April 18 when he came home sick. He leaves his father, mother, 2 brothers. Funeral was from his parents’ residence on S. Main St. Sunday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-5-1899
Sayre Sidney, 62, was suddenly stricken with heart trouble while sitting upon his front porch at his home in the south part of Kendallville Friday morning and died before assistance could reach him. He lived alone and when stricken, fired two shots from a revolver to attract attention to his condition. ~ 9-25-1912
Scanlan Joseph M, 70, died Saturday at his home. He was born in Rome City on April 7, 1866, the son of Michael and Hannah Scanlan. He is survived by one sister, Ella. Funeral Tuesday from the Catholic church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1936
Scanlon Susan K, 67, died June 2, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She owned and operated Shamrock Trucking. She She was a 1963 graduate of Kendallville High School and a member of the Auburn Elks Lodge. She was born Oct. 21, 1944, in Garrett. Her parents, Budd J. Myers and Joan Eileen Lash, have both preceded her in death. Surviving are three sisters, Diana (Alvin) Evans of San Diego, Calif., Patricia (Dave) Wiant of Garrett and Rebecca (Thomas) Thrush of Waterloo. Funeral Mass June 9, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 6-7-2012
Scarbeary Mary "Liz", 89, Kimmell, died Thursday in Alfran Nursing Home, Columbia City. Born Aug. 10, 1884 in Morgan County, Ky., she married William Scarbeary Feb. 5, 1902 in Morgan County. He died in 1943. She had lived in the Kimmell are 47 years and was a member of Ligonier Calvary Temple. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. N. L. (Zelma) Spencer, Kimmell, and Mrs. Wally (Opal) Hoover, Ligonier; 2 sons, John, Syracuse, and Alva, Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mae Adkins, Kimmell, and Mrs. Leonard Spencer, Owensville, Ky.; and 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Hilltop Cemetery, Frenchburg, Ky. + 4-?-1974
Scarbeary William C, 58, of Kimmell, died Saturday at Kendallville hospital from pneumonia. Surviving are the widow, Mary, 4 sons, 2 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial, Frenchburg, Ky. + 1-?-1942
Scarlett Barney, formerly an early settler here but of latter years a resident of Albion, died Dec. 18, 1879, aged 78 years. Scarcely one year ago he lost his companion. They were early connected with the F. W. B. and remained with them until death. > 1-8-1880
Scarlett Clair O, 84, died Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville and retired as a bookkeeper for Azar Restaurants. Surviving are a daughter, Margo Kelin of Garland, Texas; a sister, Lois Poyser of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. His wife, Lucile E. (Moeller) Scarlett, died in 1990. Funeral Tuesday in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-7-1997
Scarlett Jennette Lynn, 104, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Lois Poyser of Kendallville. She was born November 9, 1885 in Albion, the daughter of Peter A. and Elizabeth (Eversole) Hanson. On September 2, 1910 in Albion she married Sergie D. Scarlett, who died July 18, 1946. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and a certified member of the Indiana Century Club. Surviving are her daughter; a son, Clair of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Jeanne Longnecker, and 4 sisters preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-30-1990
Scarlett Joseph P was born in Noble County Dec. 5, 1852 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Rice, May 3, 1930 at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 28 days. He married Sarah E. Sheffler and they had 5 children. He was preceded in death by his wife and 3 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. One son, Clarence, died in 1916 at the age of 39. He spent nearly all his life in Noble County and for years was engaged in the grocery and meat business and at the same time was postmaster at Wolf Lake. He leaves a son, Sergie D. of Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Rice of Albion; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. + 5-?-1930
Scarlett Lucile E, 77, of Fort Wayne died Thursday at her home. She was born in Farmer's Retreat and retired as administrator of the Lutheran Home in 1981 after 24 years. Surviving are her husband; Clair O.; a daughter, Margo M. Klein of Garland, Texas; 2 brothers, Herbert Moeller of Sharpsville and Martin Moeller of Tipton; and 3 grandchildren. Services Monday in Lutheran Home chapel, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-15-1990
Schaadt Ida K, 81, died Sunday in the Van Wert County, Ohio Hospital. Surviving are 2 daughters, including Mrs. Delmar (Lovina) VanHorn, Cromwell; 5 sons; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday from St. John’s United Church of Christ in Convoy, Ohio. + 5-?-1965
Schaaf Mabel R, 91, died Friday in Kenney Health Care Center. She was born in Keystone March 10, 1897, the daughter of Lawrence and Lucy (Leonard) Crall. On March 10, 1921 in Fort Wayne, she married Harry Lloyd Schaaf, who died in 1933. She was retired from General Electric after 25 years of employment and lived most of her life in Fort Wayne before moving to Ligonier 6 years ago. She was a member of West Creighton Christian Church in Fort Wayne, and Elex-Elpar. Surviving are 3 daughters, Margaret Longardner of Ligonier, Virginia Graham of Mesa, Ariz., and Marian Mannisto of Apache Junction, Ariz.; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Memorial services today in Ligonier United Methodist Church. + 1-7-1989
Schaefer Cynthia June, 53, died Friday at her farm home in Green Twp 6 miles southeast of Avilla. She had been suffering from gallstones. She was born in this community and spent practically all her life in Noble County. Surviving are the husband; 2 children, Mrs. Lloyd Perlich and Lloyd Schaefer of near Avilla. Funeral Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 7-?-1928
Schaefer Daniel G, 75, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. He was a native and life-long resident of Noble County and had resided in Avilla the past seven years. He is survived by the widow, Lillie; two daughters, Mrs. Lucile Moon of Albion and Mrs. Betty Jackson of Rural Route, Avilla; and three grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Schaefer observed their golden wedding anniversary in March. Funeral Monday at the Clark Funeral Home. ~ 12-27-1951 + 12-?-1951
Schaefer Fred died of consumption at his home near Ege last night, aged 21 years, 27 days. Funeral services at Ege Saturday. ~ 5-21-1891
Schaefer George M, 57, R. 4, Albion, a photoengraver for Fort Wayne Newspapers, Inc., was dead on arrival at Whitley County Hospital Thursday. Surviving are his wife; one son, Charles, Indianapolis; one daughter, Mrs. Roger Scott, R. 4, Albion; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Richard Hively, Columbia City, Barbara and Joni Longohr at home; a stepson, Fred at home; and his mother, Mrs. Anna Schaefer, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. George Hagerman, Fort Wayne; and a brother, Edwin, Loon Lake. Funeral Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 10-?-1970
Schaefer Hazel E, 95, of LaOtto, died January 31, 2002 at Miller's Merry Manor, Garrett. She was a homemaker and lifelong Noble County resident, a member of Swan Twp Homemakers Club and Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. She was born February 16, 1906 in Merriam to Jacob M. and Utokie (Ragan) Snell. On April 3, 1926 in Albion she married Lloyd Schaefer. He died August 22, 1995. Three brothers, Virgil, Herbert and Jay Snell are deceased, and a daughter, Ethel Anderson, died in 1996. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Lee Myers of Auburn; a son and daughter-in-law, Gale and Beverly Schaefer of Churubusco; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Stella Henning of Monroe, Mich., Edna Herendeen of Albion, and Jessie Scheurich of Churubusco; and a sister-in-law, Mary Snell of Avilla. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 2-7-2002
Schaefer Herman G, 67, died Saturday in Lakeside Hospital in Kendallville. Born in Allen Twp, he moved later to Green Twp where he served 2 terms as county commissioner. A few years ago he returned to a farm in Allen Twp a mile south of Avilla and at the time of his death was a director in Avilla Community Bank. Surviving are his widow, Mary; one son, Lloyd E. of Swan Twp; 5 grandchildren; and 2 brothers, John of Churubusco and Daniel of Avilla. Funeral Monday in Kendallville Mortuary Association chapel. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 11-?-1939
Schaefer Jane, 53, died Friday at her farm home in Green Twp six miles southwest of here. She was born in Noble County January 5, 1875, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Walburn. Sept. 18, 1899 she married Herman Schaefer. She died June 28, 1928. They had two children, Lloyd at home, and Mrs. Anna Perlich of Swan Twp. She was baptized into the Christian fellowship of the M.E. Church. Surviving are the companion; the two children; three grandchildren; two brothers, one half-brother. Five brothers and two sisters have preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday at the Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 7-5-1928
Schaefer John, 72, died at Kendallville this morning. He is survived by one brother, Daniel of Avilla; one nephew, Lloyd, Avilla; 2 nieces, Mrs. Dewey Moon and Mrs. Lyle Jackson. Funeral at McKee & Clark Funeral Home Saturday afternoon. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 1-23-1947
Schaefer Lillie E, 81, a resident of Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, died there Saturday (d.2-27-1965) following a heart attack. She was the widow of Daniel G. Schaefer, to whom she was married in 1901 and who died in December 1951. She was born Oct. 15, 1883 in Green Twp, a daughter of David and Amanda Walburn, and resided in Green Twp most of her life. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lyle Jackson, Kendallville, and Mrs. Dewey Moon, Albion; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles Weeks, R. R. 1, Avilla; and a half-brother, Sam Workman, Albion. She was a member of the Avilla Methodist Church. ~ 3-4-1965 + 2-?-1965
Schaefer Lloyd E, 93, of LaOtto, died Aug 22 in Miller's Merry Manor, Garrett. He was born Aug 10, 1902 in Noble County to Herman and Cynthia Jane (Walburn) Schaefer. He and his wife, Hazel, were married April 3, 1926 in Albion. She survives. A retired farmer, he also had worked for Morrill Motors in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Surviving also are two daughters, Mrs. Lee (Donna) Myers of LaOtto, and Mrs. Al (Ethel) Anderson of Chicago Heights, Ill.; a son, Gale of Churubusco; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Mt Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 8-31-1995
Schaefer Mary Ann, 90, of Kendallville, formerly of the Avilla area, died Tuesday at McCray Hospital. She was a native of Noble County, born July 15, 1871, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Weimer. She married Robert Swinehart who died in 1929. She later marred Herman Schaefer who died in the early 1940’s. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Lula Bohnenberger near Avilla; Ervin Swinehart of Exeland, Wis.; and Walter Swinehart of Fort Wayne; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 1-4-1962
Schaefer Michael, who had been in ill health for many years died at his farm home southwest of this place on March 5, at the age of 78 years; and his aged companion, who had expressed the wish to die when he did, had her wish fulfilled, as she survived him only two days, she died on Saturday at the age of 76 years. They are survived by three sons, Daniel and Herman of near here and John of Buffalo, N. Y. He was born January 26, 1847 in Baden, Germany. On the 5th of May he was confirmed in the Lutheran congregation. About ten years later, the 8th of Jan., 1871, he married Christina Diehm, who was born in Allen Twp Feb. 1, 1849. Double funeral services were held on Monday from the Lutheran Church at this place. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 3-12-1925
Schaefer Phillip A, 56, a resident of Autumn Hills Dr. in Avilla, died Dec. 21, 1996 at the family residence. He was born in New Haven on May 20, 1940, a son of Phillip Edward and Anna McComb Schaefer, and spent all of his formative years in that community. He lived in Decatur for 17 years and at Big Turkey Lake for 5 years before moving to Avilla in 1993. He was employed for 17 years at Decatur Salvage and was a mechanic at L & L Leasing in Waterloo for 3 years until retiring in 1995 due to ill health. He attended the New Life Fellowship Church in Columbia City. He married Sharon M. Smith on Jan. 19, 1995. Surviving are his wife; 5 sons, Phillip E. of Pleasant Mills, William Allen and Dannie A. of Decatur, Steven R. Smith of Kendallville, and Mark Smith of Waterloo; 4 daughters, Penny Dominguez, Carol Schaefer and Mrs. Keith (Lewana) Smeal of Decatur, and Vickey Franklin of Pleasant Mills; 4 brothers, Vernon of Decatur, Clarence "Pete" and Donald of Harlan, and Virgil of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jerry (Anna) Stippich and Phyllis "Pat" Ladig of Monroeville; and 2 stepbrothers, Jimmy Colette of Fort Wayne, and Jon "Bobby" Colette of New Haven; 16 grandchildren. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-9-1997
Schaefer Robert, 51, a maintenance man at Monsanto, Ligonier, was found dead Friday by a son-in-law, Raymond Eugene Leedy, after he had been alerted by plant officials who noted Schaefer failed to report to work. It appeared he was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from the home heating system. His wife was found unconscious in the bedroom. She survived. + 11-?-1965
Schafer George
of LaOtto, a retired General Electric employee spending the winter in Florida, died Jan. 11 in a Clearwater, Fla., hospital after a sudden illness. He was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club. He was born Dec. 25, 1906, to William G. and Julia (Burns) Schafer in Fort Wayne and he married the former Margaruitte Adams. He retired from General Electric in 1969. Survivors include his wife; two sons, William of New Haven and Harold of Scott AFB, Ill.; a sister, Kathleen Schafer of Fort Wayne; a brother, Wilbert of Coral Gables, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Ray Leiter, died in a car accident in 1955. Services Jan. 15 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Ege. ~ 1-13-1972 + 1-11-1972
Schafer Margaruitte S, 80, formerly of LaOtto, died in Albuquerque, N.M. January 10. Her husband, George, preceded her in death in 1972. Surviving are two sons, William of Buford, Ga., and Harold of Kirkland Air Force Base, N.M.; one sister, two brothers, nine grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church, Ege. ~ 1-19-1988 + 1-10-1988
Schaff David Mrs, about 75, died at her home in Albion Sunday. Her death was the result of a stroke of apoplexy. She was a resident of Albion for many years and was the wife of a retired carpenter. Funeral at the late residence Tuesday. ^ 12-11-1911
Schaff Karen, 12, R. 2, Avilla, died Nov. 22 at her home. She was born March 19, 1967 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Donald and Nancy (Caldwell) Schaff. Surviving are her parents; a sister, Helen, and a brother, Paul, both at home; and a grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Caldwell of Fort Wayne. Memorial services were held Monday at the Albion Wesleyan Methodist Church where she and her family were members. ~ 11-29-1979 + 11-?-1979
Schauweker Clara Luella was the daughter of William and Julia Sutherlin, born August 24, 1881 near Warsaw. There were four children in the family, two sisters with the parents are deceased, one brother, Earle Sutherlin of Warsaw survives her. Her mother died when Clara was a very small girl so she was taken to the Wayland Home near Warsaw, where she lived until about 13 years of age, when she came to Noble County and lived in the George Hines home in Jefferson Twp. In 1900 she married John Schauweker. About 21 years ago the family adopted a daughter, Ethel, who, with three grandchildren, remain. She was a member of North Star Rebekah Lodge, No. 92, the Rehoboth Lutheran Church and the Jefferson Twp Home Division. During the night of April 15, she suffered a stroke from which she died on Easter morning, being 51 years, seven months and 22 days of age. * 1933 + 4-?-1933
Schauweker Franklin P, son of John and Susan Schauweker, was born on February 5, 1855 in Albion, Noble County, and died from the home near Albion July 11, 1933, aged 78 years, five months and six days. On November 2, 1878, he married Mary Earle of Albion. They had five children, all of whom survive the parents. His wife died October 18, 1917. His entire life was spent in Noble County and he was a farmer by occupation. Survivors include three sons, John of Jefferson Twp, Charles Leo of Rosemead, Cal., and Walter of Avilla; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Mahnesmith of the old home, and Mrs. Bryan Forker of Ft. Wayne; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Earle of Albion. The funeral was held at the home in Jefferson Twp. Burial at Albion. * 1933 + 7-?-1933
Schauweker Geraldine - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schauweker were called this week to Ohio by the death of their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Geraldine Mae (Harmon) Schauweker, 37, wife of Jack F. Schauweker, a former Avilla resident. She died Sunday in the Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, Ohio, after a long illness. She was born May 16, 1928, the daughter of Floyd and Verna Harmon and married Mr. Schauweker Nov. 19, 1950. She was a graduate of the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Fort Wayne. Surviving in addition to the husband are two sons, Tom, 8, and John, 5, and the parents. Services Wednesday in the McComb, Ohio, Methodist Church and burial was made in the McComb Union Cemetery. ~ 4-21-1966 + 4-?-1966
Schauweker John Michael, one of the citizens of Jefferson Twp residing about two miles south of this city, died Monday. For several years he has been afflicted with rheumatism, but the immediate cause of his death was heart disease. He was born in Wittenberg, Germany, and at the time of his death was aged 81 years, 7 months and 8 days. He came from Germany to Ohio when he was 27 years of age and there was married to Susannah Deter. Himself and family settled in Albion in 1852 and purchased the tannery on the site of Frederick Gappinger’s residence, of the editor’s grandfather, Henry Bowman, (appears to have line missing) which he conducted for several years, after which he settled on the farm where he died. The funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday. Interment, Rose Hill Cemetery. * 1900 + No date
Schauweker John W, about 69, (b. 9-30-1879) a Jefferson Twp farmer until he moved to Albion about a year and a half ago, died October 5, 1948, at McCray Hospital in Kendallville, where he had been taken September 16, suffering from a broken hip received in a fall while he was loading stock on a truck. He was a member of the Methodist Church, North Star Lodge 380, IOOF, and the Rebekah Lodge 92. Surviving are two adopted daughters, Joan at home, and Mrs. Howard Rimmel of Wolcottville; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter at Avilla, and two sisters, Mrs. Retha Mahnesmith of Albion and Mrs. Alice Forker of San Gabriel, Calif. Services will be at the Methodist Church. Interment, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 10-7-1948 and another clipping. + 10-?-1948
Schauweker Leo, 65, former resident of Jefferson Twp, died Feb. 20 at his home in Rosemead, a suburb of Los Angeles, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Homer Cory Schauweker; a son, John of Oakland, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Helen Reddy of San Gabriel, Calif.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alice Forker of San Gabriel, Calif., Mrs. Retha Mahnesmith of Albion; 2 brothers, John of Albion, and Walter of Avilla; one cousin, Mrs. Edna Thomas of Albion. He had been in Calif. for more than 25 years where he was a house contractor. Funeral and burial was at Rosemead. + 2-?-1948
Schauweker Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lucy, was born in Kendallville May 14, 1860. Soon after her birth both parents died. She was then taken into the home of John and Ann Earle, who by adoption made her one of their own children. On Nov. 2, 1878 she married Frank Schauweker of near Albion. They had 5 children, all of whom live. She died on Oct. 13 at the old home 3 miles southeast of Albion at the age of 57 years, 4 months and 29 days. She leaves the husband; 3 sons, John W. of Jefferson Twp, Charles L. of Calexico, Cal., and Walter A. of the home (line missing) two daughters, Retha M. Mahnesmith who will reside at the old home, and Alice E. Forker of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Lavon Mahnesmith and Ethel Schauweker. She was a member of the United Brethren Church in Albion where funeral was held Oct. 16. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 10-13-1917
Schauweker Pearl D, 87, of Avilla, died Saturday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville.Born in Swan Twp, Noble County, July 24, 1904, she was the daughter of Curt and Daisy (Cook) Simon. On June 14, 1923, she married Walter A. Schauweker, who died in 1976. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker, a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla American Legion Post 240 Ladies Auxiliary, OES and past worthy matron, and was a volunteer for many years for the American Red Cross blood bank. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Sally) Sibert of Avilla, Mrs. Ralph (Sandra) Bender of Kendallville, and Patricia Bailey of Plainfield; 2 sons, Walter of Tucson, Ariz., and Jack of Houston, Texas; a sister, Jane Hossinger of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 9-16-1991
Schauweker Susannah (Deter), a citizen of Noble County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Earle in Jefferson Twp November 22, 1909, at the age of 92 years, one month and eight days. She was born in the state of Maryland but at the age of 9 she, with her parents, moved to Ohio. It was here in the year of 1846 that she married John Schauweker, who preceded her in death 9 years ago. With her husband and family she moved to Albion in 1852, residing in the town for some time, later they settled on a farm two and one-half miles south of Albion. Here they lived until the demise of the husband and father, since which time she resided with her daughter, Mrs. Earle. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary T. Johnson and Sarah Earle; one son, Franklin. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1909
Schauweker Walter A, 77, a 50-year resident of Avilla, died Jan. 8 at McCray Hospital. He was born Aug. 9, 1898 in Jefferson Twp to Frank and Mary Schauweker. He married Pearl Simon in Albion Jan. 14, 1925. She survives. He was a retired salesman and had also worked in marketing for Skelgas Division of the Skelly Oil Co. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and served on the Avilla town board on two different occasions. Surviving in addition to the widow are three daughters, Mary Patricia Bailey, Avon, Sally Joan Sibert, Avilla, and Sandra Sue Bender, R. 2, Kendallville; two sons, Walter, Drake Road, Jack, Ft. Seabrook, Texas; one sister , Alice Forker, Arcadia, Calif.; 14 grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 1-15-1976 + 1-?-1976
Schauweker Walter A Jr, 72, of Avilla died July 30 in McCray Hospital. He was born Jan. 21, 1925 in Albion to Walter A. and Pearl D. (Simon) Schauweker. He had been a salesman. Surviving are 2 sons, Stephen of Browns City, Mich., and Fransisco of Dallas, Texas; 2 sisters, Sally Sibert of Avilla and Patricia Bailey of Avon; and a brother, Jack of Houston. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Bender. Graveside services in Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-7-1997
Scheehan Mary, 61, died at the Lakeside Hospital in Kendallville Sunday as the result of shock from an operation which she had undergone last Friday. She had been a resident of Kendallville for 49 years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. F. S. Weber of Kendallville, with whom she lived. The obsequies were held in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Wednesday. Burial, Avilla Catholic Cemetery. + 5-?-1916
Scheel Irma Gladys, 81, of Lake Wawasee, died last Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. She was the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Smith) Seitz, born in Ligonier on Jan. 9, 1894, and had resided in the community the past 25 years. She was united in marriage in 1930 to Paul Scheel who died in 1956. Survivors include several nieces and a nephew; and one sister, Mrs. Lela Myers of Lake Wawasee. Funeral at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier, Jun 22. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1975
Scheel Paul, 64, residing 2 miles east of Cromwell on the Kimmell Road, died Friday from a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are his widow, Irma. They resided in this community the past 8 years, since moving here from Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral Sunday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1955
Scheidler Irene M, 64, of 1240 S. Martin St., Ligonier, died today in Heritage Manor Health Care Center in Ligonier. She was born June 26, 1925 in Ligonier, the daughter of Harvey C. and Florence M. (Armstrong) Gangwer. On Oct. 4, 1948 in Ligonier she married Billy E. Scheidler. A lifetime area resident, she was formerly a clerk and secretary with Wirk Garment Co. and Sears. She was a member of St. John’s of the Cross Episcopal Church in Bristol and Bristol OES Chapter 273. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Richard Larimer of Cromwell, and Robert Scheidler of Montgmery, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. John (Mary Ann) Wyatt of Mishawaka; 3 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bristol. + 11-28-1989
Scheidler William H, 97, Lincolnway West, died Thursday in Alfran Nursing Home, Warsaw. The son of Isaac and Ella (Whitney) Scheidler, he was born Nov. 11, 1874 in White County. His wife, Ethel Peters, died in 1954. He was a retired foundry worker. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Florence Griffith, San Diego, Calif.; one son, Billy, R. 2, Syracuse; and one grandchild. Services Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1972
Schell Charles W, 84, of Rome City, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was born Jan. 6, 1904 in Portland. He married Lucille F. Vorndran. He had lived in Rome City most of his life, moving from Portland as a child. He was a retired rural mail carrier with more than 30 years of service and had been a teacher at Wayne Center, Brimfield and Rome City schools. He was a graduate of Ball State University, a member of Masonic Lodge, Rome City, Lions Club, Rural Letter Carriers Association and Rome City United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, June L. Grames of Fort Wayne; a son, William C. of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Ruth Fox of Muncie; a brother, Dr. Richard Schell of Bloomington; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-31-1988
Schell Lucille F, 87, of Rome City, died Sunday at St. Anne's Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne on January 19, 1906 to Killian and Rosa (Schmidt) Vorndran. On November 16, 1927 in Michigan she married Charles W. Schell. He died in January 1988. She was a cook in Rome City School many years and had also worked at Flint & Walling during WW II, making bullets. She was a member of St. Gaspar's Catholic Church, Rome City, and a past member of Rome City OES. Surviving are a daughter, June L. Grames of Fort Wayne; a son, William C. of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Evelyn Nowak of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Six brothers, Carl, Clem, Frank, George, Jerome and Ed; and 2 sisters, Rose and Geraldine, preceded her in death. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday in St. Gaspar's Catholic Church, Rome City. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-26-1993
Schell William C, 72, died Sept. 1, 2001 in Parker, Colo. He was a retired pilot who volunteered on air missions to help people in need. A 1947 Rome City High School graduate, he was the son of Charles and Lucille Schell of Rome City. His father was an area school teacher. He served in the Korean Conflict as an Air Force pilot. He was a flight instructor and captain with United, retiring in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Maria, whom he married in Austin, Texas in 1953; 2 daughters, Angela Spiegel of Salt Lake City and Lisa Schell of Fort Collins; and a sister, June Gramer of Reno, Nev. ^ 1-16-2002
Schell William E, about 78, (b.3-26-1868), retired GR&I railroad man of Rome City, died at his home Nov. 16, 1946. He is survived by his wife, Cora Morgan Schell; a daughter, Mrs. Vern Fox of Muncie, and 2 sons, Charles of Rome City, and Dr. Richard Schell of Bloomington; one sister, Mrs. Kate Ray of Springfield, Ohio, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Parlor. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1946
Scheneberger Anna, Kendallville, died Nov. 3. Funeral was at the Evangelical Church. Burial, Lansing, Mich. The husband, 2 sons and one daughter survive. + 11-?-1942
Schenher Aaron J, 8 weeks old, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born April 4 in Fort Wayne to Curt and Dawn (DeWart) Schenher of Churubusco. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Chelsea; grandparents, Robert and Mick Schenher of Churubusco, Jim and Sandy Maggart of Churubusco, Thomas and Kathy DeWart of Waterloo; great-grandparents, Dorothy Brockhaus of Churubusco; and Delmer and Louise DeWart of Fort Wayne. Graveside services Monday at Ege Cemetery. + 5-27-1994
Schenher Alvina M, 76, formerly of R. 1, Churubusco, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are a daughter, Joan Smith, Fort Wayne, and a sister, Pauline Kremer of Monticello. Services Friday in St. Bosco Catholic Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 12-11-1980
Schenher Beulah F, 83, 501 Mathews St., died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was born May 6, 1897 in LaGrange County, a daughter of Frank and Sady (Sheley) Taylor and had resided in Kendallville since 1965, coming here from Fort Wayne. She was married Feb. 1, 1919 in Fort Wayne to William B. Schenher. Surviving are her husband; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Porter and Mrs. Libbie Williams of Fort Wayne. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Services Monday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1981
Schenher Charles, an old citizen living in the south part of Swan Twp died Nov. 4. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ^ 11-9-1882
Schenher Charles H, 72, R. 1, Churubusco, a retired farmer and carpenter, died Friday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had formerly been employed by Churubusco Lumber Company for 15 years. Surviving are his wife, Alvina; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Smith of Fort Wayne; seven sisters, Mrs. Helen Gladieux, Mrs. Catherine Steinacker and Mrs. Gertrude Bobay, all Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rose Bianski of Churubusco, Mrs. Agnes Grim and Miss Marcella Schenher of LaOtto, and Mrs. Clara Dafforn of Avilla; four brothers, Paul of Fort Wayne, Steve of Kendallville, Robert of Churubusco, and Lawrence of LaOtto; and three grandchildren. Funeral Monday in St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 8-12-1971 + 8-?-1971
Schenher Clara M, 91, died July 15 in Regency Place in Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 7, 1906 in Garrett to John and Cecilia (Grams) Gadomski. On Feb. 12, 1934 she married Stephen Schenher. He died Nov. 3, 1988. She was originally from the Ege area and lived in Kendallville 60 years before moving to Fort Wayne 10 years ago. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Rozann Abbott of Fort Wayne; and a granddaughter, Christine Wright. She was preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters. Funeral in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 7-30-1998
Schenher Dorothy, 103, died Thursday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was a telephone operator and manager in Kendallville for many years, retiring in 1956. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville. She was born April 9, 1892 in Kendallville to Patrick and Mary Jane (Carrick) Kearney. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Lou Schenher of Toledo, Ohio; 3 grandchildren, Patsy Frauss, Leanna D. Hastin and Mick D. Schenher; 3 great-grandchildren, Corey P. Schenher, Melinda J. Post and Carly L. Mys. One grandson, Patrick; and one sister, Anna Foster, preceded her in death. Services Monday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-10-1995
Schenher Frances E, 86, of R. 1, LaOtto, died Thursday at her home. Surviving are five sons, Steve of Kendallville, Paul, Fort Wayne, Charles and Robert, Churubusco, and Lawrence, LaOtto; seven daughters, Mrs. Helen Gladieux, Mrs. Gertrude Bobay and Mrs. Catherine Steinacker, all of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rose Bianski, Churubusco, Mrs. Agnes Grim and Miss Marcella Schenher, LaOtto, and Mrs. Clara Dafforn, Avilla; 32 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in the Immaculate Conception Church, Ege. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 3-28-1968 + 3-?-1968
Schenher Frank, about 55, farmer of Ege, was killed yesterday when the auto in which he was riding was struck by Pennsylvania northbound train No. 83 at the Ari crossing near LaOtto. Agent for the Martin-Howe Coal Company, he was unloading coal at Ari with a force of men and had started for the home of a friend for lunch. It was thought that he did not see the approaching train. The body was removed to a nearby home and later taken to the family home at Ege. The surviving relatives include a wife and thirteen children, the youngest less than one-year old, and the oldest twenty-one, all at home. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Weaver of Garrett, Mrs. John Aman of Michigan, John Schenher of Kendallville, and Joseph Schenher. He was a member of the Catholic Church at Ege. ~ 12-8-1920
Schenher Irene L, 87, of Kendallville, died March 24, 2006 at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She was a bookkeeper at Noble County Savings & Loan for many years and retired in 1992 from Kendallville Central Elementary School where she worked as a teacher's aide. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville, Elks Ladies Auxiliary and Beta Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa. She was born Nov. 10, 1918 in Kendallville to Harmon A. and Josephine V. (Vetter) Parker. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1936 and married Carl Paul Schenher on Nov. 15, 1947 in Kendallville. He died March 28, 1971. Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and William Parker. Services Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-26-2006
Schenher Lawrence F, 71, was born Jan. 2, 1904 to Frank and Frances (Bloom) Schenher. He married Beatrice Lawyer in 1935. She died in 1942. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and its Holy Name Society. He lived at R. 1, LaOtto and died Thursday in St. Joseph Hospital. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jean Traxler, Avilla, and Mrs. Rozann Abbott, Fort Wayne; one son, James, LaOtto; six sisters, Mrs. Helen Gladieux, Mrs. Gertrude Bobay and Mrs. Catherine Steinacker, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rose Bianski, Churubusco, Mrs. Agnes Grim, LaOtto, and Mrs. Clara Dafforn, Avilla; three brothers, Steve, Kendallville, Paul, Fort Wayne, and Robert, Churubusco. Services Monday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 5-15-1975 + 5-?-1975
Schenher Lucille, 88, of Fort Wayne, died Jan. 8, 2005 in Fort Wayne. She had worked at Dana in Churubusco and was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. Her husband, Paul "Pete" Schenher is deceased. Surviving are 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Bonnie Arney and Kathleen and Dick Neuhaus of Fort Wayne; a son, Dave of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.; 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 6 brothers and a sister. Services Wednesday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 1-10-2005
Schenher Marcella, 72, was born June 29, 1902 to Frank and Frances (Bloom) Schenher in Noble County. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ege, the Rosary Society and Daughters of Isabella in Fort Wayne. She died April 3 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are six sisters: Mrs. Helen Gladieux, Mrs. Gertrude Bobay and Mrs. Ray (Catherine) Steinacker all of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rose Bianski of Churubusco, Mrs. Victor Grim, LaOtto and Mrs. Howard (Clara) Dafforn, Avilla; four brothers, Lawrence, R. 1, LaOtto, Steve of Kendallville, Paul, Fort Wayne and Robert, Churubusco. Services Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 4-10-1975 + 4-?-1975
Schenher Maurice, 42, died Monday at his home in Kendallville from a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are the mother and three brothers. Funeral Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Church in that city. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1946
Schenher Robert B "Beany", 82, died August 31, 2001 at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was a retired self-employed painter and past owner of Lucky Lady Tavern, Churubusco. He was a member of Ege Immaculate Conception Church, VFW of Churubusco, American Legion Post 240 of Avilla and the Knights of Columbus. He was born May 14, 1919 in Ege to Frank and Frances (Bloom) Schenher. He married Erin Amelia Neufer on June 28, 1947 in Ege. She preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Jack Green of Churubusco, Susie and Eric Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., and Sally and Jim Panyard of Fremont; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Curt and Dawn and Jeff and Vicki Schenher, all of Churubusco, and Stan and Linda Schenher of Indianapolis; a sister, Agnes Grim of Ege; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Four brothers, 7 sisters and 2 grandchildren also preceded him in death. Mass of Christian Burial at Ege Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 240. ~ 9-6-2001
Schenher Stephen A, 82, R. 2, Kendallville, died November 3 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born March 29, 1906 at Ege, the son of Frank and Frances (Bloom) Schenher. He married Clara Gadomski Feb. 12, 1934 in Ege. He had lived in the area all his life and was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Rozann Abbott of Fort Wayne; one granddaughter; two brothers, Paul of Fort Wayne and Robert of Churubusco; five sisters, Gertrude Bobay and Rose Bianski, Fort Wayne, Agnes Grim and Clara Dafforn, Avilla, Catherine Markin, Venice, Fla. Preceding him in death were two brothers and two sisters. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville where services were said Monday. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 11-8-1988 + 11-3-1988
Schenher William B, 84, 501 S. Mathews St., died Friday at McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County on Sept. 23, 1896 to John and Elizabeth Johnson Schenher. He had lived in Kendallville since 1965, coming from Fort Wayne. He was married Feb. 1, 1919 in Fort Wayne to Beulah Taylor, who died Feb. 13, 1981. He was retired after 34 years service at General Electric in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Ursula Wiltrout, Elkhart. Five brothers and five sisters preceded him in death. Services Monday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1981
Schenk Homer D, a resident of rural LaOtto in DeKalb County, died Dec. 22, 1997 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in LaOtto, a son of Walter and Grace Ditmars Schenk. His first marriage was on June 3, 1940 to Ruby Gump, and he spent all of his married life on the family farm in DeKalb County east of LaOtto. He was engaged in farming in DeKalb County all of this life and was employed as a block operator for Conrail for 35 years. His wife died Feb. 2, 1994. He was a member of Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. He married Marcile Troyer Whonsetler on Nov. 26, 1994. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Wyman L. of Santa Fe, N.M., Gerald D. of LaOtto, and Roger L. of Indialantic, Fla.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Brown of Wylie, Texas and Mrs. James (Irma) Pensinger; a brother, Dale of Dallas, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral Dec. 29 at Cedar Creek Church. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-15-1998
Schenk Marcile Whonsetler, 83, of Huntertown, died March 22, 2004 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born January 27, 1921 in Swan Twp, Noble County, to Everett R. and Eva (Ridenour) Troyer. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1939 and attended Marion College. She married Robert C. Whonsetler on July 31, 1948. He died February 3, 1987. She married Homer D. Schenk on November 26, 1944 and he died December 22, 1997. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary W. Whonsetler of Huntertown and Dale and Connie Whonsetler of Marion; a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Garry Christner of Peru; 4 stepchildren; a sister, Lois Andros Hager of Hemet, Calif.; and 7 grandchildren, Joel, Julia and Rachel Christner, Christopher, Kelly, Leslie and Troy Whonsetler. She was also preceded in death by 7 brothers, Keith, Darrel, Darwin, Otho, Allen, Richard and Arthur. A homemaker, she had worked at General Electric Co. for 9 years. She was a member of LaOtto Wesleyan Church 73 years and had done missionary work in Brazil. Services at LaOtto Wesleyan Church. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 4-8-2004
Schenk Ruby G of rural LaOtto died Saturday in Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She was born in Eel River Twp in Allen County to Leslie W. and Erma (Cobbs) Gump. She married Homer D. Schenk in North Manchester on June 3, 1940. She and her husband had lived at their present home in rural DeKalb County the past 54 years. She was a 1960 graduate of Indiana University and was an elementary teacher at Green Center in Noble County, retiring in 1978 from Fairfield Twp School in DeKalb County. She was a member of Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, Wyman L. of Huntertown, Gerald D. of rural LaOtto, and Roger L. of Indialantic, Fla.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Brown of Wylie, Texas, and Mrs. James E. (Irma) Pensinger of Garrett; a sister, Opal Lashua of Hanna; a brother, Wilbur J. Gump of North Manchester; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 2-12-1994
Schenkel Peter, 66, a building contractor of Fort Wayne for the past 40 years, died at his home Thursday of heart trouble. He was born and attended school in this vicinity, going to Fort Wayne when he was 21, entering into masonry work. He was a brother of Mrs. John Deutsch of this place and was favorably known here. Those who survive include the widow, two sons and five daughters, together with Mrs. Mary Palleson, Mrs. Emma Ordner and Mrs. Louise Dearing of Los Angeles and Mrs. Deutsch of this place, sisters; and Mrs. Fannie Sires of Chicago, sister-in-law. The funeral occurred on Monday of this week at Fort Wayne. ~ 3-5-1925
Scher Jerome A, 33, Huntington, died May 16 in a traffic accident in Whitley County. He was an accountant with General Telephone Co. Survivors include his parents, Paul T. and Jane F. Scher, Huntington; a twin brother, Jeffrey B. Columbia City; two sisters, Janice M., Huntington, and Julia, Avilla, editor of the Northwest Allen County News; and his uncle and aunt, Robert and Agnes Schortgen, Arcola. Services Tuesday, followed by burial in Huntington. ~ 5-21-1987
Scherer C of Forest Park, Ill., father of Mrs. E. A. Slottag of Cromwell, died last Thursday in that city. Funeral Monday. + 2-?-1946
Schermerhorn Allison Taylor, 16 days old, died December 9, 1944 at Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis from complications of premature birth. She was born November 23 in Parkview Hospital to Tom and Dee Dee (Becker) Schermerhorn. Surviving are the parents in Angola; grandparents, Roger and Paula Schermerhorn and Lyle and Nancy Becker of Ligonier; great-grandparents, Dorothy Bruce of Ligonier, John and Mary Schermerhorn of Brimfield, Paul and Lucille Becker of Phoenix, Ariz., and Earl and Gertrude Gates of Marion. Graveside services in Oak Park Cemetery Monday. + 12-9-1994
Schermerhorn Edna, widow of the late John Schermerhorn, died Sept. 21, 1967 at Elmhurst Hospital. She was born May 10, 1889 in Wolcottville, the daughter of John and Isabel Fisher Miller. She was a member of Brimfield Methodist Church and was a Gold Star mother, the Robert W. Schermerhorn American Legion Post of Rome City having been named for the son she lost in WW II. Survivors include a son, John Jr., Noble County commissioner; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Stevens of Angola and Mrs. Margaret McWilliams of Denver, Colo.; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Last rites at Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville Sept. 25, 1967. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1967
Schermerhorn Ernest, 86, of R. 1, Wawaka, Orange Twp retired farmer, died Nov. 10 in McCray Hospital. He was a charter member of Noble County Farm Bureau. Survivors include 2 sons, Paul and Joseph of rural Wawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Jeanette) Shull of Rome City; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services at Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville the 12th. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1967
Schermerhorn Helen, about 54, a teacher in Rome City schools for 21 years, died Sept. 9, 1965. Surviving are the husband, Paul; a son, Edward P. of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Lou Tullock of Chadds Ford, Pa.; 2 grandchildren; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse LeCount of North Webster; one brother, Paul LeCount of Wawaka; 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert Alber of Ligonier, and Mrs. Harold Juday of Syracuse. Funeral Saturday at Brimfield Methodist Church. + 9-?-1965
Schermerhorn John H "Stub", 88, died March 21, 2007 at North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehab Center in Albion. He was born in OrangeTwp, Noble County, on October 31, 1918 to John M. and Edna (Miller) Schermerhorn. He graduated from Rome City High School in 1936 and attended the University of Wisconsin to study an agriculture short course. He married Mary A. Gilbert on December 3, 1939 in Elkhart Twp. He farmed and sold agriculture seed on the family farm in Orange Twp. and was a member of the Noble County Republican Party, Fair Board, Farm Bureau Co-op and served on the Noble County Council 1951-62 and on the Board of Commissioners 1965-76. He was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Paula of Ligonier, J. David and Sue Ann of Sylvan Lake, Larry and Becky of Wawaka; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Jerry Cunningham of Ligonier and Mary Jean and Roy Brostrand of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Mary Stevens of Angola; 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert, who died in WW II; a sister, Margaret McWilliams; and a great-granddaughter. Services Monday at Brimfield United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 3-22-2007
Schermerhorn John M, a native of this section of the country, a former member of the state legislature and for 47 years a resident of Noble County, died at his home 2 miles north of Brimfield Sunday evening. Death resulted from heart trouble brought about by a severe attack of the grip. He was born on a farm in LaGrange County April 20, 1843. In July 1862 he enlisted in Company G, 88 Indiana volunteer infantry, at LaGrange. He served 3 years and accompanied Sherman on his March to the Sea. For 3 years he engaged in teaching school, later purchasing a large tract of land. He was a very prosperous farmer and was quite well-to-do. He married Jane Atwood in 1868. Three children were born to this union: Blanche, the eldest, deceased, Ernest and John Jr., who reside on farms adjoining the old homestead. For several years he was the trustee of Orange Twp and was elected to serve as county commissioner on the Republican ticket. He was one of the strong supporters of the Bull Moose Party of Noble County and was president of the 88th Indiana Regimental Reunion Association. He was a member of F&AM Lodge of Rome City and Kendallville and the K of P Lodge at Rome City. Funeral Wednesday from the residence. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + Poppy Scrapbook
Schermerhorn Joseph Miles, 85, died June 2, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. A lifelong Noble County farmer near Brimfield, he was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church for over 80 years. He was chairman of Noble County Farm Bureau for 2 terms and a member of the Indiana State Fair Board where he was head of the sheep department for 8 years. He attended Purdue University and University of Wisconsin. He graduated from Rome City High School in 1936. He was born in Noble County May 8, 1918 to Ernest G. and Mae (Gallup) Schermerhorn. He married Mildred Harper Dec. 21, 1940 in Cromwell. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Debra of Wawaka; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Arden Hundey of DeWitt, Mich., and Kay and John Klingler of Cheboygan, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jeannette Shull of Wawaka. He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul. Services Thursday at Brimfield United Methodist Church.. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 6-3-2003
Schermerhorn Mary A, 89, of rural Wawaka, died Sept. 22, 2009 at North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehab Center in Albion. She was born in Cassopolis, Mich., on Aug. 1, 1920 to George and Emma (Brouse) Gilbert. She graduated from Wawaka High School in 1939 and attended Goshen College. She married John H. Schermerhorn on Dec. 4, 1939 in Noble County. He died March 21, 2007. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church, Orange Twp Homemaker's Club and Noble County Republican Women's Organization. Surviving are sons, Roger and Paula Schermerhorn of Ligonier, J. David and Sue Anhn Schermerhorn, Rome City, Larry and Becky Schermerhorn of Wawaka; daughters, Judy and Jerry Cunningham of Ligonier, Mary J. and Roy Brostrand of Atlanta, Ga.; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, George and John Gilbert and her half brothers, Edward and Clyde Gardner and Merle Gilbert. Funeral Sept. 28 at United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 9-24-2009
Schermerhorn Paul, 80, died Sunday at his daughter’s residence in Chadd’s Ford Pa. He was the son of Ernest and Mae (Gallup) Schermerhorn, born July 23, 1909. He married Helen LeCount in 1933. She died in 1965. A lifelong resident of Wawaka, he was a farmer and an electrician. As a teenager he helped to bring electricity to rural northern Indiana. He was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church, the Lions Club of Brimfield and he was a 4-H member. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Lou Tulloch of Chadd’s Ford, Pa.; one son, Edward Paul of Fairmont, Minn.; one sister, Jeanette Shull of Rome City; one brother, Joe of Kendallville; and 7 grandchildren. Services Thursday at Brimfield United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-17-1989
Schermerhorn Robert W, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schermerhorn, was wounded in action in France less than 2 months after his landing with the 28th infantry and on Aug. 30, 1944 died in an evacuation hospital. He left this country Dec. 5, 1943 and reached north Ireland 12 days later. He was born Jan. 31, 1923 in the Brimfield area. Surviving are the parents; 2 sisters and one brother, Mrs. Margaret Engle of Albion, Mary Lucile of Bloomington, and John Jr. of north of Brimfield; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Miller. Military rites Monday. + 8-?-1944
Scheurich Anita Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Scheurich, died at the Kendallville Hospital Monday after a very short illness. Funeral at Miser Funeral Home in Albion Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. The parents, grandparents and a sister survive. + 12-?-1931
Scheurich Armetta May, daughter of Thomas and Emma Kelham, was born in DeKalb County, Ind. Dec. 1878; died at her home in Jefferson Twp Feb. 22, 1917, aged 38 years 1 month and 24 days. She married Samuel Scheurich Nov. 29, 1896. They had 2 sons and one daughter. One son, Adnah DeWayne, and one daughter, Ruth Ann, died in infancy. The husband; one son, Kenneth; the parents; 3 brothers, Frank, James and John Kelham of near Avilla; and one sister, Mrs. Alda Zellars of Fort Wayne remain. One brother, Fred, preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1909. She was a member of the Summit Church where funeral was held Sunday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~2-28-1917
Scheurich Arthur, 67, died Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church and had lived most of his life on the farm in Swan Twp. Surviving are three sons, Wallace and Howard of Avilla, and Dr. Virgil of Oxford, Ind.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services last Friday in Hopewell Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 6-6-1957
Scheurich Bobbie D, son of Dennis & Velma Scheurich, born July 21, 1930, died from pneumonia February 3, being 6 months and twelve days old. He is survived by the parents and one brother Don; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Scheurich and a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral was at the home Thursday with burial at Christian Chapel. + 7-?-1931
Scheurich Christina was born in Allen Twp, Feb. 13, 1846; died at her home in Swan Twp April 17, aged 56 years 2 months and 4 days. She married John Scheurich Feb. 6, 1866. They had 6 children, William, John, Emanuel, Samuel, Emma and Arthur. William died May 30, 1890. In 1866 she united with the English Lutheran Church. She leaves a husband and 5 children. ^ 4-25-1902 Christina (Weimer), the wife of John Scheurich, died at her home southwest of Avilla April 17, 1902. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. * 1902
Scheurich Christopher was born in Nassau, Germany on Sept. 23, 1822 and died at Avilla, May 9, aged 73 years 7 months and 16 days. He was a member of the English Lutheran Church at Avilla and since this society has been abandoned he had attended the German Lutheran Church. His companion preceded him in death about 2 years. He leaves one brother. His funeral was at the residence of J. E. Bush 2 and a half miles southwest of Kendallville May 12. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 5-15-1896
Scheurich Dennis E, 70, R. 3, Kendallville, died Oct. 28 in Garrett Hospital. A lifetime resident of Noble County, he was a retired farmer. He was born June 6, 1899 in Swan Twp, the son of Emanuel and Martha Truelove Scheurich. On March 11, 1922 he married Velma Weber, who died Sept. 7, 1960. Surviving are a son, Donald E., R. 3, Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Ober, Albion; and three sisters, Mrs. Bernard DeCamp, Avilla, Mrs. Ira Wright and Mrs. Kenneth Berkes, Albion. A son, Robert, and a brother, Lester, preceded him in death. Funeral last Thursday in Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 11-6-1969 + 10-?-1969
Scheurich Dorain Mae "Dottie", 83, of Kendallville, died July 7, 2004 at Kendallville Manor nursing home. She was born December 30, 1920 in Kendallville, the daughter of Harry Rolland and Gertrude (Kirkpatrick) Bower. On August 31, 1946 in Avilla she married Glenn Raymond Scheurich. He died April 11, 1991. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Linda and Norbert Franks and Sharon Miller of Kendallville, and Barbara and Mark Mead of Corunna; a son, Glenn Jr., of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Betty Hastings of Albion, Ida Hewitt of Kendallville and Joy Wells of Fort Wayne; 7 grandsons, Mark and Kevin Franks, Chad Grady, Shaun Miller and Shannon, Matthew and Nathan Wineland; and 9 great-grandchildren. She had been a real estate agent with Grady Realty for 15 years and had been a waitress at several local restaurants. She was a member of the Church of God and had taught Sunday School. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 7-15-2004
Scheurich Dorcas L, 84, of Auburn died Oct. 7, 2012, at DeKalb Health in Auburn. She was the co-owner and clerk of Shorty’s Motor Service in Auburn for 45 years, retiring in 2004. She was a member of the Auburn First United Methodist Church. She was born July 27, 1928, in Auburn, to George C. and Louise L. (Baungman) Merryfield. She married Maynard J. “Shorty” Scheurich on June 1, 1947, in Avilla, and he died Nov. 7, 1985. Surviving are 2 daughters, Carolyn (Jerry) Tinkham of Auburn, and Diane S. Scheurich of Auburn; 4 sons, Leonard L. Scheurich of Indianapolis, Larry A. (Deb) Scheurich of Fort Wayne, Ronald J. (Dawn) Scheurich of St. Joe and Kim A. Scheurich of Auburn; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a daughter, Joyce A. Hoyer. Services Thursday at Feller & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ^ 10-9-2012
Scheurich Emanuel E, 68, of near Skinner Lake, born to Mr. and Mrs. John Scheurich July 16, 1872, died August 2 at the age of 68 years and 17 days after a continued illness. Funeral was last week at Rehoboth Church where he was a member. Burial was at Rehoboth. He married Martha R. Truelove Jan. 20, 1898, and they had two sons, Dennis and Lester; and three daughters, Mrs. Veulah DeCamp, Mrs. Hilda Wright and Mrs. Wilma Berkes. Surviving are the widow, the five children and 12 grandchildren. * 1940 + 8-?-1940
Scheurich Estella Pearl, 48, died Friday at her home southwest of here of complications. She was a native and lifelong resident of Swan Twp. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Hopewell, from where the funeral was held Sunday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. The daughter of Franklin and Ella Cramer, she was born January 7, 1882 in Swan Twp. On November 15, 1900 she married Arthur Scheurich. They had four sons and two daughters. Surviving are the husband, four sons, Howard and Virgil at home, and Wallace and Glenn near here, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cramer, two grandchildren, two brothers, one sister. Two daughters preceded her in death. ~ 8-14-1930 + 8-?-1930
Scheurich Gladys A, 70, R. R. 2, Kendallville, died October 7, in McCray Hospital. She was a lifetime resident of Noble County. She was born Jan. 14, 1900, in Noble County to Scott and Lydia (Richards) McCoy. She and Kenneth Scheurich were married March 21, 1921, in Avilla. The couple have lived near Kendallville for the last three and one-half years, moving there from southwest of Avilla. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Clifton (Marcella) Duguid, Pleasant Lake, Mrs. Robert (Alene) Cramer, Kendallville, and Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) Steward, Garrett; three sons, Maynard J., Auburn, Russell M., Garrett, and Marion J., Avilla; and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Ollie) Weimer, Avilla, and Mrs. Joseph (Alreada) Buehrer, Fort Wayne; eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One daughter preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 10-15-1970 + 10-?-1970
Scheurich Glenn Freeman, 42, a lifelong resident of this community, died Monday after a long illness. Funeral was Wednesday at the Hopewell Church. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Zelma; a son, Glenn Raymond with the AAF in Italy; a daughter, Mrs. Lavelda Parker, Hot Springs, Ark.; his father, Arthur, Swan Twp; a granddaughter; and three brothers, Wallace and Howard near here, and Dr. Virgil, Oxford. * 4-2-1945
Scheurich Glenn R "Ray", 64, of Kendallville, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County May 23, 1923, the son of Glenn F. and Zelma (McCoy) Scheurich. On August 31, 1946 in Avilla, he married Dorain Bower. A veteran of WW II, he was a car salesman; a member of Church of God and American Legion Post 86, both of Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; his mother; 3 daughters, Mrs. Norbert (Linda) Franks, Mrs. David (Sharon) Miller and Barb Wineland of Kendallville; a son, Glenn R. Jr. of Kendallville; a sister, June Stout of Kendallville; and 7 grandchildren. Services Sunday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-11-1991
Scheurich Howard, 82, of Churubusco, died Saturday at his residence. Born November 1, 1908 in Swan Twp, Noble County, he was the son of Arthur and Stella (Cramer) Scheurich. On February 25, 1939 he married Jessie Snell. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer and electrician, retiring in 1975. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church near Avilla. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, William and Kerry of Avilla; a brother, Wallace of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A daughter; 2 brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-8-1990
Scheurich Jessie A, 102, of Garrett and formerly of Churubusco, died July 31, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. She was educated at the former Huckleberry School in Green Township. She had worked at Blue Bell in Columbia City. She had also been employed as a nurses’ aide and also a cook at the Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla for 12 years, retiring from there in 1981. She was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, south of Avilla. She was born June 9, 1911, in Noble County to Jacob and Utokia (Ragan) Snell. She married Howard Scheurich on Feb. 25, 1939 in Syracuse. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1990. Surviving are two sons, William H. “Bill” (Dorothy) Scheurich and Kerry J. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Jo Ann Scheurich; 3 brothers Virgil, Jay and Herbert Snell; and by 4 sisters, Evelyn Snell, Hazel Schaefer, Edna Herendeen and Stella Henning. Funeral, Saturday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 8-1-2013
Scheurich John of Garrett, Ind., son of John and Christina Scheurich, was born in Swan Twp Aug. 23, 1869 and died in Garrett Oct. 8, 1906, aged 37 years 1 month and 10 days. On April 6, 1895 he married Matilda Riccius and it was at this time that he moved to Garrett where he spent the remainder of his life. It was here that his sons Ralph and Arden were born. He attended the Methodist Episcopal Church in Garrett as his Evangelical Lutheran Church was not represented. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Rebekah Orders. He leaves a wife, 2 sons, a father, a sister, Emma Perlich; and brothers, Samuel, Emanuel and Arthur of Noble County. His mother and an older brother preceded him in death. Funeral at the First M. E. Church at Garrett Oct. 10. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 10-25-1906
Scheurich John died at his home in Swan Twp June 26, 1912. He was born in Baden, Germany Aug. 14, 1841 and came to America with his mother at age 7. He served in Co. F, 30th Indiana Volunteers in the Civil War. He mustered out on Nov. 25, 1865 and held membership in Nelson Post No. 69, GAR. He married Christina Weimer Feb. 6, 1866. They had six children; surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Emma Perlich; three sons, Samuel, Emanuel and Arthur; and 17 grandchildren. Several weeks before his death he fell from a stone boat and fractured several ribs and from that time on he failed rapidly. Funeral Saturday at Avilla M. E. Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 7-3-1912 + 6-26-1912
Scheurich Kenneth K, 75, was born June 8, 1899 in Garrett to Samuel and Armetta (Kelham) Scheurich. He married Gladys A. McCoy March 31, 1921 in Avilla. She died in 1970. He resided at R. 2, Kendallville and died there Nov. 5. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clifton Duguid, Fremont, Mrs. Robert Cramer, R. 3, Kendallville, Mrs. Donald Steward, R. 1, Garrett; three sons, Maynard, Auburn, Russell, Garrett, and Marion, R. 2, Avilla; two half-sisters, Mrs. Walter Hartman, Albion and Mrs. Winifred Dickson, Fort Wayne; one half-brother, Robert Scheurich, Kendallville; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services Friday in McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 11-14-1974 + 11-?-1974
Scheurich Lester, 67, R. 3, Kendallville, died Saturday (d. 5-3-1969) in McCray Hospital. A retired farmer and lifetime resident of this area, he was born July 13, 1901, in Noble County, the son of Emanuel and Martha (Truelove) Scheurich. He was married on September 30, 1922, to Wilma Easterday, who survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mavis) Smith, Kokomo, Indiana; three sisters, Mrs. Bernard DeCamp, Avilla, Mrs. Ira Wright and Mrs. Kenneth Berkes, Albion; one brother, Dennis, R. 3, and three grandsons. Funeral Monday in Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 5-8-1969 + 5-?-1969
Scheurich Marion Jr, 67, of Avilla, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital. He was born in Green Twp, rural Avilla, on November 28, 1926 to Kenneth and Gladys (McCoy) Scheurich. On May 30, 1959 in Avilla he married Ruby Wicker. A lifetime area resident and 1946 graduate of Avilla High School, he had worked at Flint & Walling Mfg. for 40 years, retiring in 1987. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Pam White of Avilla; 2 sons, Larry Watts and Terry Scheurich of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Alene Cramer of Kendallville, Marcella Duguid of Fremont and Evelyn Steward of Garrett; a brother, Russell of Altona; and 9 grandchildren. A brother, Maynard; and a sister, Veda Stout, preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-10-1994
Scheurich Martha R, 81,(b.11-4-1875 - d.9-15-1957)died Tuesday in the Kondas Nursing Home northwest of Albion. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ira Wright and Mrs. Kenneth Berkes, near Albion, and Mrs. Bernard DeCamp near Avilla; two sons, Lester and Dennis near Kendallville; nineteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Riley Renkenberger and Mrs. Morris Yarian, Avilla. Services Thursday in the Bonham & Miser Funeral Home at Albion. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 11-19-1957 + 9-?-1957
Scheurich Maynard J "Shorty", 62, Auburn, died Nov. 7 in VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was owner-operator of Shorty’s Motor Service in Auburn for the last 35 years. He was born in Noble County Aug. 27, 1923, the son of Kenneth and Gladys (McCoy) Scheurich. He married Dorcas Merryfield in Avilla June 1, 1947. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Carolyn Tinkham and Joyce Hoyer, Auburn, Diane Scheurich, Ney, Ohio; four sons, Leonard, Indianapolis, Larry, Roswell, N.M., Ronald and Kim, Auburn; two brothers, Marion, Avilla, and Russell of Garrett; three sisters, Marcella Duguid, Fremont, Evelyn Steward, Garrett, and Alene Cramer of Kendallville; six grandchildren. Preceding him in death was one sister and his parents. He served in the Air Corps in WW II and was a member of the Auburn American Legion, the Waterloo VFW and the Auburn United Methodist Church. Services Saturday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 11-14-1985 + 11-8-1985
Scheurich Norman Lee, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Scheurich, residing southwest of Avilla, died April 22 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett, following a three-week illness. Also surviving are a sister, Marilyn Louise at home; the paternal grandfather, Arthur Scheurich, residing with his son and daughter-in-law, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCoy, Green Twp. Funeral Monday at the Hopewell Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 4-?-1944
Scheurich Rhoda, about 81, died May 29, 1967 at her home in Fort Wayne where she had been a resident the past 15 years, having moved here from Albion. She was born in Converse and on May 26, 1918 was married to Samuel Scheurich at Avilla. He died in 1933. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Winifred Dixon of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Isabel Hartman of Albion; one son, Robert of R. 2, Albion; one sister, Miss Isabelle Moore of Fort Wayne; one brother, Otto Moore of Miami, Fla.; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 5-?-1967
Scheurich Robert R, 80, Kendallville, died March 22 in his home. He was born May 1, 1919 in Albion to Samuel and Rhoda (Moore) Scheurich. He married Virginia Conrad on June 5, 1942 and she survives. He was a farmer until 1969 when he went to work for Wolcottville Lumber Co. He retired from Broadview Lumber Co. in 1985. He was a graduate of Albion High School and a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Sunset Shuffleboard Club and Second Time Around Club and an avid euchre player. Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Kendregan, Fort Wayne; 3 sons, Steven, Dave and Jerry of Kendallville; grandchildren, Tim, Cory, Casey, Jim and Lisa Scheurich of Kendallville, Eric Ray of Corunna, Kevin Kendregan of Charlotte, NC; and 7 great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death. Service March 26 at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 3-29-2000
Scheurich Russell M, 77, Garrett, died April 9, 2002 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. He was born February 18, 1925 in Avilla to Kenneth K. and Gladys A. (McCoy) Scheurich. He married Anna L. Woodcox on June 21, 1947 at Garrett United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Leila L. Marks of Fort Wayne and Val M. and Brian Black of Albion; a son and daughter-in-law, Merritt G. and Janet Scheurich of Garrett; 8 grandchildren, Nathan and Anthony Scheurich, Amanda Begue, Corrin Borns, Kristi Snyder, Chad Marks, Kyle and Angela Black; 2 great-grandchildren, Rachelle and Brock Snyder; 3 sisters, Alene Cramer of Kendallville, and Marcella Duguid and Evelyn Steward of Garrett. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard A. Marks; 2 brothers, Maynard and Marion Scheurich and a sister, Veda Stout. He had worked all his life as a farmer and excavator, and was a maintenance man and bus driver for Garrett-Keyser-Butler Schools. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. Services in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Post 178. ~ 4-18-2002
Scheurich Samuel, 61, died at his home southwest of Avilla Sunday from apoplexy. He had always been a resident of that community and engaged in farming. He had been twice married, his first wife, formerly Armetta Kelham, dying several years ago. Later he married Rhoda Moore. Surviving beside the widow are two sons, Robert and Kenneth, and two daughters, Isabelle and Winifred. A brother, Arthur, of near Avilla, also survives. The funeral was held Tuesday from the home. Interment, Avilla Cemetery. + 7-?-1933
Scheurich Velda, 73, R. 1, Avilla, died Saturday at her home. She was born in Green Twp October 12, 1908, the daughter of Robert and Nora (Owen) McCoy. She married Wallace Scheurich December 24, 1929 in Avilla. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Marilyn Reynolds, Avilla; one son, Gerry, Avilla; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Zelma Scheurich of Kendallville. A son, Norman, preceded her in death. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church and its Missionary Society. Services at the church Tuesday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 10-22-1981 + 10-17-1981
Scheurich Velma was born Sept. 1, 1899 and died Sept. 7, 1960. Services at Burr Oak Baptist Church Sept. 9. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1960
Scheurich Wallace, 87, of rural Avilla, died Wednesday in Kendallville Nursing Home. He was born in Swan Twp, Noble County, November 6, 1903, the son of Arthur and Stella (Cramer) Scheurich. On December 24, 1929 he married Velda McCoy. She died October 17, 1981. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired farmer and member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn L. Reynolds of Kendallville; a son, Gerry W. Scheurich of Avilla; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. A son, Norman; 3 brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Services Friday in Hopewell Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 4-24-1991
Scheurich William died of grippe on May 31, 1890, at the age of 22 years, 9 months and 19 day, the son of John and Christina Scheurich. He was employed in the Kendallville Windmill Factory. He leaves a young wife to whom he had been married but a few months. His funeral took place in the Lutheran Church in Avilla. ~ 6-5-1890
Scheurich Wilma Ann, 83, of 2317 W. Murden St., Kokomo, and formerly of the Kendallville area, died Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. She was born June 20, 1900 to Otho and Flora (Franks) Easterday. Her husband, Lester, died May 3, 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Mavis Smith of Kokomo; a sister, Fannie Shortz of Indianapolis; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo. Graveside services and burial Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-27-1983
Schey Arthur, 78, of R. 3, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital. Born in Putnam County, Ohio, on Feb. 28, 1902, he was the son of John and Emma (Feight) Schey. On June 3, 1961 in Columbia City he married Sylvia Cady, who died Aug. 25, 1980. He moved to Kendallville from Fort Wayne 30 years ago and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City, and the IOOF. Surviving are 3 sisters, Dorothy Wickliffe, Leota Waun and Gladys Hosler, all of Fort Wayne; and 2 brothers, Clyde of Fort Wayne, and Orville "Bud" of Denver, Colo. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 1-?-1981
Schey Sylvia O, 67, of R. 3, Kendallville, died Monday in McCray Hospital. Born in Rockford, Mich., March 1, 1913, she was the daughter of Melvin and Lillian (Smith) Cady. On June 3, 1961 in Columbia City, she married Arthur Schey. She had lived in the vicinity for 40 years, moving from Rockford. She was a retired bookkeeper. Surviving are her husband; 5 sisters, Mrs. Lois Blakslee and Mrs. Lucille DeVeris of Rockford, Mrs. Marion Skutt and Mrs. June Deidrich of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Barbara Hotchkiss of Plano, Texas. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 8-?-1980
Scheiber Herman W, 71, died Aug. 21, 2001 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. A lifelong farmer, he was born Dec. 8, 1929 at Nappanee to Floyd and Mabel (Burkholder) Schieber. On April 1954 in LaGrange, He married Carol Wortinger. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Mary Schieber of Wawaka; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Jeff Boyle of Ligonier; a brother, Virgil of Wakarusa; 2 sisters, Louise Flora of Wakarusa and Evelyn Hahn of Elkhart; and 4 grandchildren, Kristie Easterday, Adam and Katie Schieber and Chelsea Boyle. A brother, Raymond, and a sister, Thelma Fetter, preceded him in death. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 8-22-2001
Schiffli Helen L, 61, died Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Wilford and Katherine Weigele. She married Leo Schiffli April 30, 1949. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Carol) Pierson, Huntertown; a son, James, at home; a brother, John, Tempe, Ariz.; and two grandchildren. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Garrett, the Daughters of Isabella and Harvest House. Services Monday in St. Joseph’s Church. ~ 3-26-1981 + 3-?-1981
Schilling Arlo L, 75, of Batavia, Ill. died Dec. 10 at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. He was born Oct. 13, 1924 in Huntington County, Ind. He received the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf cluster in WW II. He at one time taught in the Avilla High School and had served as president of North Central College in Naperville, Ill. from 1960 to 1975 . He is survived by his wife, Gloria (nee Wygant) of Batavia; 3 daughters, Nancy of Tucson, Ariz., Emily (Bruce Sansone) Schilling of Newport Beach, Calif., and Janey (Richard) Meyer of Hazelwood, Mo.; 4 brothers, Harold of Myersville, Md., Arden (Jeanette) of Huntington, Ind., Paul (Jean) of Oswego and Howard (Donna) Jr. of Huntington, Ind.; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob H. and Nova (nee Rusher) and one brother, Hugh. A memorial service will be Dec. 16 at Community United Methodist Church, Naperville. ~ 12-16-1999
Schilling Esta J, 84, of Rome City, died February 10, 2012, at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 10, 1927, to William and Nina Mae (Wetzel) Springer. She graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne and was an Indiana University graduate.  She married Robert J. Schilling on October 22, 1949 in Fort Wayne. He died October 19, 2005. She retired from Lincoln National Life Insurance Company in Fort Wayne. She was a member of the St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City, the Rome City American Legion Post #381 Auxiliary and the Kendallville VFW Post #2749 auxiliary. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Christina Schilling of Churubusco; a daughter, Debra A. Schilling of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Scott and Kathy Schilling, Joseph and Melissa Schilling, and Emily, Dakota and Brayden Schilling all of Columbia City; and 3 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Broderick, and Evelyn. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Bonnie Linville and Rena Weigele, and her brothers, Vercil Springer and Ancil Springer. Mass of Christian Burial Feb. 15 at St. Gaspar Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 2-14-2012
Schilling Robert J, 80, of Rome City, died Oct. 19, 2005 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was a construction superintendent with Schinner & Trumper Contractors in Fort Wayne and also was employed with Billy Schinkel and Dietrich Accoustics. He attended South Side High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army in WW II. He was a member of Carpenter's Union Local 232, American Legion Post 381 in Rome City and VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville, and St. Gaspar's Catholic Church. Born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 22, 1924, he was the son of Alphonse Henry and Myrtella (Lunch) Schilling. He married Esta Joyce Springer on Oct. 22, 1949 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Christina of Columbia City; a daughter, Debra Schilling of Kendallville; a sister, June Waddell of San Diego, Calif.; 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Scott and Kathy Schilling of Fort Wayne, Joseph and Melissa Schilling of Dayton, Ohio, and Emily Dakota and Brayden Schilling of Columbia City. Funeral Mass Saturday at St. Gaspar's Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2005
Schinbeckler Helen K, 83, died Aug. 25, 2003 at Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center. She was a former East Noble school board member and was honored by Gov. Otis Bowen in 1977 with the Sagamore of the Wabash award. She was a graduate of Rome City High School and International Business College in Fort Wayne. She worked for Lewis & Lambright in LaGrange. She was a member of the Episcopal Church in Howe. She was born Feb. 9, 1920 in Brimfield to Forrest and Ethel (Rimmel) Edmonds. On April 4, 1941 in Brimfield she married Dale Schinbeckler. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Forrest and Sherry of Plymouth and David and Cheryl of Henderson, NV.; a foster brother, Bernard Bushong of Albion; 3 granddaughters, Jill Meadors, Kelly Schinbeckler and Alissa Rhodes; a grandson, Brent Schinbeckler; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister Eloise Knapp. Services Aug. 28 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-3-2003
Schirmeyer Charles W, 67, died at the Old Peoples’ Home northwest of this place Sunday, death following an attack of paralysis. He had been an inmate of the home since last June. The remains were taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Agnes Schureman at Fort Wayne, Monday. ~ 4-21-1915
Schisler Edra Arlene, 71, died July 24, 2003 at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 27, 1931 in Muncie to Clarence and Delores Rydenbark. She married George Ray Schisler on Sept. 8, 1950 in Muncie. She was a member of Indian Village United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband; 3 daughters, Nancy of Cromwell, Vicky of Calif., and Linds Smith and her spouse, Darryll of Calif.; one son and daughter-in-lsw, Bob and Debbie of Syracuse; a brother, George Rydenbark of Calif.; 6 grandchildren, Bob Jr., Deanna, Jennifer Schisler, Tina and Gabe Farney, Julie and Dan Casey, Darryll Smith and William Owen; and 6 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Brandon, Nathan, Nicole, Bobby III and Christopher. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ranelle; a son, Ricky; 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Services Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. ^ 7-26-2003

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