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Stice Eva, 68, R. 1, LaOtto, died Oct. 5 at Parkview Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1914 in Edmondson County KY, the daughter of Eliegh and Nan Mary (Sego) Blair. Both are deceased. She married George Stice on Aug. 1, 1931 in Jeffersonville, Ind. He died Oct. 16, 1972. She had been a resident of LaOtto since 1936. Surviving are two daughters, Wretha Douglas, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Larry (Marilyn) Freeman, LaOtto; one brother, Leonard, Litchfield KY; one sister, Edith Martin, Brownsville KY; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Monday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 10-13-1983 + 10-5-1983
Stice George, 57, R. 1, LaOtto, was born Nov. 14, 1914 in Brownsville, Ky., the son of Dell and Susan Littrell Stice. They are both deceased. He married Eva Blair, who survives, Aug. 1, 1931 in Jeffersonville, Ind. He was an employee of Allied Mills at Fort Wayne for 22 years. He died Monday at McCray Hospital. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Larry Freeman, LaOtto, and Mrs. Kenneth Douglas, Terre Haute; one half-brother, James Stice of Kentucky; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Avery, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Kate Hagen, Fort Wayne, and two half-sisters, and four grandchildren. Services Thursday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 10-12-1972 + 10-?-1972
Stice Patricia, 4-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Stice of Swan was critically injured late Friday when struck by a car on State Road 3 in Swan and died that night in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. Authorities said the child started running home in response to a call from her sister, Wretha 12, that the older sister then saw the car approaching and screamed for the little girl to stop but she apparently did not hear the warning and ran directly into the path of the vehicle. Funeral Monday at the residence. Burial, Swan Cemetery. + 9-?-1945
Sticht John M, 56 years and 2 months, died at his residence in this city April 2 of typhoid pneumonia. The funeral was held at his residence on Sunday. He came here from Canajoharie, N.Y. and had been a resident of this city during the past 13 years. He emigrated from the province of Bavaria at the age of 17. At the time of his death he was owner of a carriage manufactory and livery stable. He leaves a wife and 2 sons, and a brother and three sisters in York State. His mother still resides in the old country and is about 90 years of age. He owned considerable property in this city and also had made investments in Chicago. ^ 4-8-1880
Stidham Heidi Marie, 6-week old daughter of Stanley and Melissa Kay (Patrick) Stidham, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, as the result of an auto accident Wednesday morning. She was born February 1, 1994 in Goshen. Surviving are her parents in Wawaka; her grandparents, Talbert and Glenda "Joy" Patrick of Wawaka, Marshall Stidham of Mongo and Betty Stidham of Topeka; great-grandmother, Elsie Baker of Hazard, Ky. Funeral Sunday in Community Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-17-1994
Stiefel Isaac, an aged Jew of Butler, died last week in his 72nd year. He was a native of Prussia and had lived in Butler 23 years. He was buried in the Jewish Cemetery at Ligonier. ^ 12-9-1887
Stiegler Herman H, 82, died Dec. 10, 1989 in Riverview Care Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne Jan. 18, 1907, the son of Ottomor and Marie (Ehrhardt) Stiegler. On April 4, 1927 he married Marcille Link. A lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and Sylvan Lake, Rome City, he was a retired textile chemist for Wayne Knitting Mills, retiring in 1955. He had served on the Rome City town board and was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church and Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; a son, William of Libertyville, Ill.; a sister, Elfrieda Gardner of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Thursday in Klaehn’s Wayne St. Chapel. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 12-10-1989
Stienbarger Aileen M, 80, of Wawaka, died Tuesday in the emergency room of McCray Hospital. She was born in Wawaka on April 4, 1913 to George and Louisa (Frick) Stienbarger and had lived in Wawaka since 1968. She was a retired registered nurse who had been employed by St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne for 30 years. Surviving are 2 nieces and a nephew. Three brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-9-1993
Stienbarger Anna Lyne, 13-day old daughter of Elizabeth Stienbarger, died Friday in Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born in LaGrange Feb. 14, 1987. Surviving are her mother; her grandparents, Earl and Beverly Stienbarger of Rome City; and great-grandmother, Ida Hayden of Fort Wayne. Services Tuesday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-27-1987
Stienbarger Bonnie J, 42, died March 13, 1997 in her home in Albion. She was born May 2, 1954 in Fort Wayne to Oscar and Rosetta (Bumpus) Odem. On June 18, 1994 she married Tim Stienbarger in Albion. She had lived in Albion for 30 years and was a finisher at Siligan Plastics in Ligonier for 23 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic. Surviving are her husband; 3 brothers, Michael L. Odem of Butler, George G. Odem of Albion and Oscar H. Odem of Fort Wayne; 7 sisters, Karen Haviland, Sally Odem and Velma Rinehart of Albion, Leota Rhodes of Bear Lake, and Susan Ley, Charlotte Odem and Margaret Barker of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Joe and Daniel Odem. Funeral in Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-13-1997
Stienbarger Beverly June, 62, of Rome City, died May 9, 1995 in McCray Hospital, 2 days following her husband's death. She was born in Fort Wayne July 29, 1932 to George and Ida (Shie) Hayden. On July 31, 1950 in Fort Wayne she married Earl M. Stienbarger. A homemaker, she had lived in Rome City since 1968 and was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother; 4 daughters, Vickie Howard of Souk Village, IL, Cindy Helmer of Avilla, Beth Peck of Ashley and Mary Stonebraker of Waterloo; a son, Greg, of Chapel Hill, NC; a sister, Janice McKee of Leo; 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A brother, Denny Hayden, preceded her in death. Double funeral service for her and her husband in the Bible Baptist Church in Ligonier. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-9-1995
Stienbarger Chester Dale, 71, of Fort Wayne, died Aug. 6, 1964 in St. Joseph Hospital. He was a native of Noble County. He is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Wetzel of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Pauletta Powelson of Monroeville, Mrs. Datha Ormiston of Ossian, and Mrs. Joan Shirey of Fort Wayne; a brother, Claude of Wawaka; a sister, Aileen of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 8-?-1964
Stienbarger Claude H, about 74, a lifelong resident of the Wawaka community, died May 16, 1969 at his home on R. 1, Wawaka. He was born July 12, 1895. He was a farmer. His wife, Edith, died April 17, 1969. Surviving are a son, Theodore of R. 1, Wawaka; one sister, Aileen of R. 1, Wawaka; 2 brothers. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral May 19 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1969
Stienbarger Cornelia, 81, 106 E. Third St., Ligonier, died Friday in Elkhart Hospital. Born May 13, 1898 in Ligonier, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma (Ernest) Golden. She lived most of her life in Wawaka and Ligonier and was a retired employee of Essex Wire. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Lucille Wysong, Ligonier, and Mrs. Wallace (Carol) Schliecher, Kane, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Martin, White Pigeon, Mich.; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1979
Stienbarger Earl Minor, 64, of Rome City, died May 7, 1995 in the home of his daughter in Corunna. He was born in Albion on January 8, 1931 to Fred and Phebe (Doud) Stienbarger. On July 31, 1950 in Fort Wayne he married Beverly June Hayden. He had lived in the Rome City area since 1968 and had been a roofer for Strawser Brothers. He was a Korean Conflict veteran and a member of Bible Baptist Church in Ligonier. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Vickie Howard of Sauk Village, IL, Cindy Helmer of Avilla, Beth Peck of Ashley and Mary Stonebraker of Corunna; a son, Greg of Chapel Hill, NC; 2 sisters, Mary Laird of Arkansas, and Jo Leatherman of Rome City; 2 brothers, Robert Stienbarger and Harold Kaiser of Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Bible Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-7-1995
Stienbarger Edith M died April 17, 1969 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Fort Wayne. Funeral was April 19 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. She was born July 14, 1899, the daughter of Wilson and Della (Johnson) Beal, and spent her entire life in Noble County. She married Claude H. Stienbarger in Nov. 1917. Survivors include the husband; a son, Theodore S., R. 1, Wawaka; a sister, Miss Norma of Wawaka; a brother, Wilmer of Goshen; and a sister-in-law, Aileen Stienbarger of Wawaka. + 4-?-1969
Stienbarger Elizabeth, 78, practically a lifelong resident of the Wawaka community, died Tuesday of last week at the home of her sister, Mrs. Harvey Spurgeon of Ligonier due to complications. Funeral was last Thursday afternoon from the Spurgeon home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. She was born near Wawaka and was a member of the pioneer Franks family. She is survived by the sister. + 11-?-1936
Stienbarger Ella died Nov. 9. Funeral at the Wawaka M. E. Church Thursday. Burial, Springfield Cemetery. ^ 11-17-1881
Stienbarger Emma J, 76, of Ligonier, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital. She was born December 12, 1916 in Rushville, the daughter of C.E. and Jenny (Jackson) Demming. She married Fern Stienbarger. He died in 1969. A 1934 graduate of Ligonier High School, she had lived most of her life in the Ligonier area and was a retired factory worker for Ligonier Rubber Co. Nieces and nephews survive. Funeral Monday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-7-1993
Stienbarger Fred G, about 46, of R. 1, Albion, died Aug. 11, 1965 in McCray Hospital. He was born March 6, 1919 in Noble County, the son of Fred and Phebe Stienbarger. He was an employee of the Edsall Farms near Albion. Surviving are the wife, Thelma,; 2 sons, Fred and Alonzo of Albion; 2 daughters, Shirley and Mrs. Betty Read of Albion; 3 brothers, Robert of Albion, Earl of Westmaster, Calif., and Harold of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Mary Laird of Huntsville, Ark.; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1965
Stienbarger George O, about 83, (b.11-9-1870 - d.7-25-1954) residing 6 miles north of Wawaka near Waldron Lake, died of hardening of the arteries last Sunday. Surviving are a daughter, Aileen, Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Chester of Fort Wayne, and Claude of Waldron Lake; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Bonham & Miser’s Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1954
Stienbarger George W, 47, was found dead of natural causes March 13, 1959 in his home west of Rome City. Survivors are the widow, Valura; his father, Milton of Wawaka; 2 brothers, J. H. of Wawaka, and S. Walter of Churubusco; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Rush of Fallon, Nev., and Mrs. Earl Singrey of Bourbon. Funeral Sunday at Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 3-?-1959
Stienbarger Grace Ann, 77, of Albion, died March 17, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a nurse who retired from Irene Byron Health Center in 1991. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic. She was born Nov. 27, 1930 in Muncie to Ralph and Mildred (Gordon) Conn. She married Robert Stienbarger on Nov. 25, 1950 in Albion. Surviving are her husband; 4 sons, Bob of Westville, Tim and Sally of Albion, Curt and Laura of Warsaw, and Eric and Carol of Kendallville; a daughter-in-law, Nina Stienbarger; a foster child, Sandy Schmuck; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Mike, and 3 brothers. Services Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 3-20-2008
Stienbarger Greely, 71, died Friday from complications following a fall of 2 weeks ago. Funeral will be held from the home here Sunday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. Surviving are a widow, Elizabeth; and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Piquot of Chicago. + 8-?-1929
Stienbarger Gregory A, 46, of Chapel Hill, S.C., died Aug. 17 in Durham Regional Hospital. A native of Fort Wayne, he was a programmer analyst for IBM and a member of Farrington Road Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Rose Ann; 2 daughters, Rebecca Jean Gore of Chapel Hill and Shari Lynn LaForce of Hillsborough; a son, Gregory A. Jr. of Chapel Hill; grandmother, Ida Hayden of Fort Wayne; 4 sisters, Vickie Howard of Saulk Village, Ill., Mary Stonebraker of Kendallville, Cindy Helmer of Avilla, and Beth Payton of Genevea, Ky.; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral in Farrington Road Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 8-27-1998
Stienbarger Harriet E, 77, of Kendallville, died Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Kendallville April 26, 1921 to Clair and Pearl (Frock) Williams. On December 31, 1939 in Brimfield she married John C. Stienbarger. He died October 22, 1976. She had been a retail sales clerk for J. C. Penney Co. before retirement. She was a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church and Delta Theta Tau Sorority. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Gary Strater, Pam and Doug Younce and Bonnie and John Hall, all of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Diann Stienbarger of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Ralph Williams of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Rev. Quentin Williams of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren, Chris, Kim and Scott Strater, John Hall and Linda Dickson; a great-grandson, Eric Dickson. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Williams. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-1-1999
Stienbarger Jack Junior, 70, of Huntsville, Ark., died January 20 in the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born April 2, 1923 in Brimfield to Clayton J. and Emily Faye (Doud) Stienbarger. He married Helen Laird. He was a retired machinist for Boeing Corp. in Wichita, Kan., and was an Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of the VFW and BPOE in Wichita. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Ricky of Huntsville and Jimmy of Fayetteville; 2 daughters, Jackie Lane of Wichita and Lou Anne Johnson of Huntsville; a sister, Josephine Leatherman of Rome City; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Saturday in Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville. Burial, Bohannan Cemetery. + 1-20-1994
Stienbarger James R, 23, who resided at Rome City a number of years, died last Sunday in the U. S. Naval Hospital at Quantico, Va. He was a veteran of WW II and re-enlisted 2 years ago. He was a member of American Legion. Surviving are the father, Fred, Waterloo; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Laird of Kendallville; and 4 brothers, Earl of Fort Wayne, Robert of Albion, Fred Jr. of Kendallville, and Harold of Rome City. + 1950
Stienbarger John C, 57, died at McCray Hospital Friday. He was an employee of the Kendallville Foundry and made his late home at 729 Dowling St., Kendallville. He was born on Aug. 6, 1919 in Orange Twp, the son of Clayton J. and Emily (Doud) Stienbarger. On Dec. 31, 1939 he married Harriet Williams in Brimfield. Surviving are his mother in Rome City; his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Gary (Nancy) Strater, R. 1, Cree Lake, Mrs. John (Bonnie) Hall, Kendallville, Mrs. Doug (Pam) Younce, Kendallville; and one son, Jerry, R. 1, Cree Lake; a brother, Jack, Andover, Kan.; and a sister, Mrs. Luther (Josephine) Leatherman, Rome City; 5 grandchildren. Funeral at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1976
Stienbarger Joseph H, 88, Wawaka, died today at his residence. Born Dec. 18, 1892 in Cosperville, he had spent his entire life in the Wawaka area. He was the son of Milton and Barbara Ann (Musser) Stienbarger. On Oct. 3, 1953 he married Madeline Damon. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Frick, Orlando, Fla.; a son, William, Wemme, Ore.; 4 stepdaughters, Lora Jean Crossland, Florida, O., Lois Marsh and Elizabeth Sanford, Ligonier, and JoAnne Damon, Wawaka; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Marie Singrey, Bourbon, Nev., and Evelyn Hosser, Hawthorne. Funeral Saturday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 5-?-1981
Stienbarger Madeline Damon, 90, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1897 in Wawaka, the daughter of James and Laura (McDonald) Roberts. She married Louis Damon, who died in 1946. She married J. H. Stienbarger, who died in 1981. A lifetime Wawaka resident, she was formerly employed by Essex Wire in Ligonier and was a member of Wawaka United Methodist Church and UMW. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Marion (Laura) Crossland, of Florida, Ohio, Mrs. Dennis (Lois) Marsh, and Mrs. Kenneth (Bette) Sanford of Ligonier, and JoAnne Damon of Wawaka; a stepdaughter, Maxine Frick of Orlando, Fla.; a stepson, William Stienbarger of Portland, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Maude) Canen of Wawaka; 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. One grandchild preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-25-1988
Stienbarger Marion Franklin, about 74, retired farmer, died Dec. 15, 1945 at his farm home 4 miles north of Wawaka from a heart ailment. Surviving are the widow, Sadie; a son; a son, Clarence of Miles, Mich.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bertha Kaser and Mrs. Russell Beers of Cosperville; 2 stepsons, Fremont Waldron of Niles and Willis Waldron of Mishawaka; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mabel Minier of Wawaka; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Ray and Eugene of Cassopolis, Mich. Funeral at Cosperville Baptist Church Monday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 12-?-1945
Stienbarger Mary L, 73, died at her home near Cosperville Oct. 29, 1943. She suffered a broken hip several months ago. She is survived by 3 sons, J. H. of Wawaka, Walter of LaOtto, and George W. in overseas service; 3 daughters, Mrs. Jesse Burke of Ligonier, Mrs. Evelyn Rush of Fallon, Nev., and Mrs. Marie Singrey of Bourbon. Funeral was Monday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 10-?-1943
Stienbarger Mary L, 76, died at her home in Jefferson Twp Tuesday from uremic poisoning. She was born June 26, 1859, the daughter of Absalom and Lydia Zigler, at the home where she spent her entire life. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Alta Yeager, Jefferson Twp, and Mrs. Banner Shull of Rome City; 2 brothers, J. H. of Rome City, and Joseph, Pola, Kans.; 4 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday from the home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1935
Stienbarger Michael J, 52, of Warsaw, died Feb. 24, 2004 at the emergency room at Kosciusko Community Hospital. He was a computer technician at Wawasee Community Schools and owned Daystar Computers. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of United Pentecostal Church in Warsaw. He was born Aug. 25, 1951 in Kendallville to Robert Joseph and Grace (Conn) Stienbarger. On Dec. 4, 1993 he married Nina Bryant. Surviving are his parents; his wife; 2 daughters, Heidi of Louisville, Ky., and Star of New Albany; 4 brothers, Robert and Timothy of Albion, Curt of Warsaw and Eric of Kendallville. Services Saturday at the United Pentecostal Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 246 of Albion. ^ 2-26-2004
Stienbarger Paul, 23, died somewhere in Africa from wounds received in action on April 7. He was Noble County’s first casualty in the Tunisian campaign. He enlisted in the Navy before the U. S. entered the second world conflict and was given an honorable discharge. After the Pearl Harbor attack he re-enlisted. He was born in Elkhart Twp May 7, 1919, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stienbarger. Surviving are the widow in Canton, Ohio; his father in Wawaka, his mother, Mrs. Faydith Evers, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Robert Frick, Brimfield; and a brother, Darrell, here. + 4-?-1943 He died from a spinal wound received on April 12 while on commando duty with Naval forces in No. Africa. He enlisted in the Navy five years ago and after serving in China and the Philippines was honorably discharged in 1941. He re-enlisted last August 28. He was a first cousin of Bob Burke of Ligonier, who was killed in action at Guadalcanal. Surviving besides his father are his wife, Betty, of Canton, Ohio, his mother, Mrs. Kenneth Evers, a sister, Mrs. Robert Frick, both of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Darrell Stienbarger of Wawaka. Ligonier Leader 5-6-1943
Stienbarger Phebe, 35, wife of Fred Stienbarger and lifelong resident of Orange Twp, died Monday at her home in Brimfield. Surviving are the husband, several small children; 2 sisters and a brother. Funeral Thursday from Brimfield U. B. Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1935
Stienbarger Sadie, about 82, died Jan. 19, 1951 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Minier at Wawaka from heart trouble. Funeral was held at Cosperville Baptist Church Sunday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. She was a native of Noble County, born at Ligonier. Surviving are 2 other daughters, Mrs. Roman Kaser, Wawaka, and Mrs. Russell Beers, Sandusky, Ohio; 3 sons, Willis Waldron, Elkhart, Fremont Waldron, and Fern Stienbarger, both of Niles, Mich.; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. + 1-?-1952
Stienbarger Samuel W, 79, was born in Noble County April 1, 1896 to David and Barbara (Musser) Stienbarger. A lifelong resident of the area, he died Sunday at his home, R. 1, LaOtto. Surviving are one brother, J. H., Wawaka, and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Singrey, Bourbon, and Mrs. Evelyn Hofer, Hawthorne, Nev.; three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Charles (Marguerite) Means and Mrs. William (Betty) Huett, both of Ashland, Ore., Mrs. Robert (Annabelle) Baker, Sherwood, Ohio, Clare, Fort Wayne, Merle, Churubusco, and Wayne, San Antonio, Texas; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at the Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ~ 9-18-1975 + 9-?-1975
Stienbarger Thelma J, 52, of 322 S. Oak St., Albion, died Wednesday (d. 4-2-1980) in McCray Hospital. Born Aug. 23, 1927 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of John and Dorothy (Mapes) Bauman. In March 1944 she married Fred G. Stienbarger, who died Aug. 11, 1965. She had lived in Albion the past 16 years, moving from Kendallville. She was employed by the Noble County Training Center. Survivors are 2 daughters, Betty Hall of Albion, and Shirley Hunter of Chicago; 3 sons, Alonzo of Chicago, and Fred and Mark of Albion; a half-sister, Evelyn Cripe of Long Beach, Calif.; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in the Apostolic Church in Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-?-1980
Stienbarger Theodore J "Ted", 75, of Wawaka, died Thursday in the emergency room of Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born October 17, 1920 near Wawaka to Claude and Edith (Beal) Stienbarger. A lifetime area resident, he was a retired farmer and livestock hauler. Survivors are several cousins. Funeral Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-8-1996
Stienbarger Theresa Jo, injured last Thursday in an accident on the Angling Road, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was walking in the middle of the east bound lane when a car driven by Brenda Terry traveling east struck her. Born Sept. 14, 1964 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Woody and Mary (Tackett) Gamble. Survivors are her father in Kendallville, her mother, Mary Mosley in Waterloo. On March 16, 1985 in Corunna she married Mark A. Stienbarger. She was a member of House of Prayer, Corunna. Surviving are her husband; parents; stepfather, John Crager of Waterloo; 2 daughters, Katherine Marie and Candy Lynn at home; 2 sisters, Lisa Ann Vanover of Calif., and Michele Crager of Waterloo; 3 brothers, John Crager and Guy Gamble of Kendallville, and Scott Gamble of Albion; grandparents, Farris and Athna Gamble, Joe and Mae Tackett, all of Kendallville. Services Wednesday in the House of Prayer. Burial, Sedan Cemetery. + 4-?-1987
Stienbarger Vern, about 67, of R. 1, Wawaka, died in Goshen Hospital March 18, 1969. He was a lifelong resident of Noble County, born Nov. 25, 1901, the son of Marion and Sadie Stienbarger. He was a retired tool and die maker. He was married Oct. 21, 1959 to Emma Jean Denning at Waterloo. Survivors are his wife; a sister, Mrs. Russell Beers of Bay Village, Ohio, and a half-sister, Mrs. Mable Minier of Wawaka. Funeral was the 20th in a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 3-?-1969
Stienbarger Willie died at his home in Elkhart Township, June 4, 1887, on of John and Anna Steinbarger, aged 18 years, 5 months and 12 days. He was born December 22, 1868. He leaves a father and mother and one brother to mourn. Ligonier Leader June 16, 1887, Contributed by Judy Richter
Stiffner Audra, 51, R. 1, Ligonier, died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital from pneumonia. She was born Nov. 13, 1922 in Chicago to Andrew and Hazel (Zimmerman) Mault. She married Paul Stiffner in 1944 in Ligonier. A Ligonier resident since 1940, she was activity director at Wolf Lake Nursing Home, a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church, Ligonier BPW, and Elks Auxiliary. She and her husband were owner-operators of the Ligonier Motel. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. Harry (Sandra) Blake, Alexandria, Va., Mrs. David (Paula) Bowerman, Quincy, Mich., and Gloria at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Franklin, R. 3, Ligonier, and Mrs. Bernell Elser, Fort Wayne; one brother, Calvin, Dayton, Ohio; and one grandchild. Funeral will be Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1974
Stiffner Clyde C, about 81, of R. 1, Wawaka, died June 6, 1968 at Kish Nursing Home near Albion. He was born Sept. 28, 1886 in Noble County, the son of John and Jane (Minier) Stiffner. He was a retired farmer and had lived in Noble County all of his life. He was married to Cora Weaver in 1906. She died in 1952. Survivors include a son, Ralph of R. 1, Wawaka; a daughter, Mrs. Miles Grate of R. 1, Wawaka; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Smith of Wawaka, Mrs. Marie Spurgeon of Ligonier, and Mrs. Elda Smith of Fla. Funeral at Brimfield United Methodist Church Sunday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1968
Stiffner Cora, about 69, (b.6-30-1883) died from an embolism July 2, 1952 at McCray Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Orange Twp and a member of Brimfield Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, Clyde; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Sturgis of Rome City; a son, Ralph of Wawaka; a foster daughter, Mrs. Max McGuire of Ligonier; 5 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Vern Neufer of near Wawaka. Funeral Friday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1952
Stiffner Jane, 75, member of pioneer Elkhart Twp family, died at her home west of Wawaka last Monday from paralysis. Surviving are the husband, John; 2 sons, Clyde of Brimfield, and Floyd of Ligonier; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Spurgeon of Ligonier, Mrs. Guy Smith of South Bend, and Mrs. Dee Smith at home; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at the home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1940 + 12-?-1940
Stiffner John, about 82, died Feb. 14, 1946 at his home east of Ligonier. He was born Aug. 4, 1863 in Noble County and was a farmer. His wife, Jane Minier, died several years ago. He is survived by 2 sons, Clyde of near Wawaka, and Floyd of Ligonier; 3 daughters, Mrs. Marie Spurgeon of Ligonier, Mrs. Guy Smith of South Bend, and Mrs. Dee Smith, at home; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at the residence. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-?-1946
Stiffner Helen M, 92, of Kendallville, died September 26, 2011, at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Kendallville on December 20, 1918 to Carl and Bertha (Rimmel) Poage. She graduated from Rome City High School in 1937.  She was married to Elton Huff in September of 1939. He died in September 1973.  She married Paul Stiffner in August 1980 and he died in February 1992.  She was retired from McCray Memorial Hospital in Kendallville.  Survivors include daughters, Jean Shumaker of rural Kendallville and Ann and Earl Breese of Taylor, Arizona; her 5 grandchildren, Scott and Lisa Shumaker; Brenda and Jeff Harmon; Lori and Brent Turley; Jan and Mike Oster; and Jean and Guy Willis; her 10 great-grandchildren; her 7 great-great-grandchildren; and her three stepdaughters and their families.  She was also preceded in death by her great-grandson, Nathaniel Shumaker, in September 2005, and her brother, Roland Poage.  Funeral Sept. 30 at Sweet Church.  Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 9-29-2011
Stiffner Martha L, 87, of Kendallville, died on January 19, 2010, at North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albion. She was born in Albion on July 7, 1922, to Ray and Altha (Grossman) Stillinger. She graduated from Rome City High School in 1940 and from Tri-State Secretarial College in 1941. She married Ralph Wilson Stiffner on March 4, 1944. He died December 13, 2007. She was a retired secretary from the Noble REMC. She was also employed with Butler and Black Insurance Agency in Albion and she worked in the cafeteria at Rome City School in the past. She was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church. Survivors include daughters, Carolyn and Clayton Morr of Wawaka, Alice Stiffner of Kendallville; four grandchildren and their spouses, Christine and Ric Jordan, Carol and Mike Selby, Jennifer and Wayne Diehm, Jr; and Joel Streich of Wawaka; great grandchildren: Jacquelyn and Kory Walkup; Kimberly, Olivia, Wayne III, and Clayton Diehm; Anna and Mikey Selby; one great-great granddaughter, Allison Walkup. Funeral Jan.23 at Brimfield United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-21-2010
Stiffner Ralph Wilson, 89, died Dec. 13, 2007 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. A lifetime Orange Twp farmer, he drove a school bus for Rome City Schools. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he married Martha Lucille Stillinger on March 4, 1944 at Wawaka United Methodist Church. He was a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion and Brimfield United Methodist Church. He was born near Wawaka on Dec. 1, 1918 to Clyde and Cora (Weaver) Stiffner. Surviving are his wife in Kendallville; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn and Clayton Morr of Wawaka and Alice Stiffner of Albion; 4 grandchildren and their spouses, Christine and Ric Jordan, Carol and Mike Selby, Jennifer and Wayne Jr. Diehm, and Joel Streich; 8 great-grandchildren, Jacquelyn and Kory Walkup, Kimberly, Olivia, Wayne III and Clayton Diehm, and Anna and Mike Selby. He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Grate. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-15-2007
Stiffney Bessie, 95, R. 3, Albion, died August 10 in McCray Hospital. A lifetime resident, she was born August 27, 1887 in Noble County, the daughter of John and Lucy (Owen) Hague. She married Orville Stiffney June 15, 1910. He died December 30, 1965. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Helen) Steman, Fort Wayne; a son, Robert H., R. 3, Albion; a sister, Beryl Munk, Kendallville; a brother, Lee, R. 3, Kendallville; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 8-18-1983 + 8-10-1983
Stiffney Gladys Delight, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Stiffney, died at their home near Wawaka April 1, aged 1 year 9 months and 4 days. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 4-12-1901
Stiffney Marilou, 87, died Nov. 19, 2010 at Greencroft Healthcare Center, Goshen. She was born in Noble County on Nov. 18, 1923 to Roy and Lola (Scarlett) Rice. She graduated from Rome City High School and worked as a stenographer at McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1992 and 2 brothers, Max in 2004 and Ronald in 1981. Surviving are 3 sons, Rick (Kathy) and Kirk (Susan) of Goshen and Mark (Betty) of Ten Sleep, Wyo.; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Memoral services Nov. 24 at The Gatherine Room. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 11-23-2010
Stiffney Martin of Orange Twp died Saturday. He leaves a wife and 10 children, Mrs. W. P. Nifer of Montpelier, O., Mrs. Charles Pontius of Wolcottville, Mrs. Will Shroyer of Rome City, Mrs. A. E. Holden of Auburn, Mrs. Don Strater of Wayne Twp, Mrs. Charles Barnes of Topeka and Eva, Milton, Orville and John. Funeral was Monday at Center Chapel. ^ 11-12-1908 He was born in Prussia, Germany Dec. 25, 1834. At the age of 7 he emigrated to Putnam County, O. He spent his boyhood days in that county and at 18 came to Fort Wayne and entered into the employment of the Penn. R. R. Co. in the construction of the first line into that city. Later in life he came to Noble County, locating near Ligonier. In 1862 he married Martha Rice, who died Nov. 4, 1870. They had 4 children, 3 of whom survive. In 1864 he joined Co. E. of the 30th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He engaged under the command of General Thomas in the destruction of Hood’s army at the battles of Nashville and Franklin. August 16, 1873 he married Nancy Jane Barker. They had 3 boys and 5 girls, one dying in infancy. He has been a resident of Noble County for over 40 years, 26 of which have been in Orange Twp. In 1884 he united with the United Brethren Church. He died Nov. 7, aged 73 years 2 months and 12 days. A widow, 10 children, 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild are left . Funeral Monday from the Center Chapel U. B. Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. ^ 11-19-1908
Stiffney Nancy J, 57, wife of the late Martin Stiffney, died Friday at Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne following an operation. Funeral was Sunday. She is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. W. E. Neifer, Montpelier, Mrs. A. E. Holden, Auburn, Mrs. Will Shroyer, South Bend, and Mrs. Don Strater of this city; and 2 sons, Milton of this city and O.M. of South Bend. + 10-19-1911
Stiffney Orville M, 81, of R. 3, Kendallville, a former Avilla school teacher, died last Thursday in McCray Hospital, shortly after suffering a heart attack. A native of Noble County, he was born Sept. 4, 1884, the son of Martin and Nancy Barker Stiffney. He was married to Florence Bessie Hague in 1910. After leaving the teaching field in 1935, he farmed until his retirement. He also worked at the McCray Refrigerator Co. Surviving are the widow, a daughter and son, 6 grandchildren and one sister. Funeral Monday in the Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 1-6-1966 + 1-?-1966
Stiffney Robert, 70, died February 3, 1992 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Milwaukee, Wis. on September 6, 1921 to Orville and Florence Bessie (Hague) Stiffney. He spent most of his life in Noble County. On November 20, 1948 in Orange Twp, Noble County, he married Marilou Rice. He was a lab technician at Albion Clinic, McCray Hospital, and a teacher in the Central Noble School Corporation. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Rick of Goshen, Mark of Ten Sleep, Wyo., and Kirk of Mt. Laurel, NJ.; 6 grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Stemen of Fort Wayne. Services Friday at Trinity United Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-3-1992
Stigner Christian, 87, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. M. Johnston near Battle Creek, Mich., Feb. 29. In 1876 he married Harriet Itt who died 14 years ago, together with a daughter Esther, who died at the age of 19. He leaves a daughter; 2 granddaughters and one sister in Pa. Funeral at the Cosperville Baptist Church Wednesday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 3-?-1932
Stigner Cora I, 93, died Saturday in the Methodist Home, Warren. Born in Wawaka, Feb. 16, 1885, she was the daughter of Albert B. and Alfretta (Swigert) Franks. She married Thomas D. Stigner Oct. 8, 1913. He died May 26, 1961. She was a former Kendallville resident and a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. George (Ruth E) Homsher, R. 2, Kendallville; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in the Methodist Home Chapel. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-?-1978
Stigner John R was born in Elkhart Twp, Noble County, July 30, 1849 and with the exception of a very short time, his entire life has been spent in and around Wawaka. He was first married to Elizabeth Golden, who with their infant son died at the end of one short year. On Sept., 7, 1876 he married Mary Piggott. They had 3 sons, Tom and Russell of Wawaka and Leo of Spencer, Wyoming; and 2 daughters, Alma and Lena, at home. He also hd a foster son, Edward Magers.  Being unable to longer manage the affairs of the farm, he moved his family to Wawaka March 4, 1916 where he died on Aug. 30 at the age of 69 years and one month. Funeral was Monday afternoon. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. * Ligonier Leader 9-12-1918 Contributed by Margaret Ott
Stigner Lulu E, daughter of Andrew and Alma Pfeffer, was born in York Twp near Albion Sept. 3, 1888, and was one of 7 children of the family, all of whom except one brother, Elmer, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Castator, have preceded her in death. In 1907 she married John Russell Stigner, who with one daughter, Margaret and one granddaughter, Margie, survive. She died Dec. 22, being more than 52 years of age. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Wawaka where the funeral was held Dec. 24. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1941
Stiles Cora A, 86, was born in Garrett May 18, 1888 and had resided there until four years ago. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. She died Nov. 8 in the Lawton Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Services were Sunday in McKee Funeral Home. She was the widow of Clyde R. Stiles who died in 1964. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. F. Hoeppner, Fort Wayne, with whom she lived; one brother, Warren Royer, Sacred Heart Home, Avilla; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 11-14-1974 + 11-8-1974
Stillinger Dale, 80, R. 1, Albion, died Tuesday at his home. He was born July 30, 1896 in Noble County to James Henry and Survilla (Zigler) Stillinger. He married Dorothy Barfell in Brimfield on Jan. 15, 1918. She preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Holsinger, Wolcottville; 4 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1976
Stillinger Dorothy Marie, 72, R. 1, Albion, died Sunday at her home. Funeral will be Tuesday in Williams Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. She was born March 17, 1898 to Thomas and Mary Richard Barfell. Surviving are her husband, Dale; a daughter, Mrs. John Holsinger, Wolcottville; a sister, Mrs. Lela Mitchell, Elkhart; a brother, Ralph, Elkhart; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. + 11-?-1970
Stillson Naomi Rae, 86, R. 4, Albion, died July 25, 1982 at Whitley County Hospital. A native of Crown Point, Ind., she married Herman Stillson in 1914. They lived in Baltimore, Md. and the Calumet area. She moved to Bear Lake after her husband died in April 1974. Survivors include a son, George J., Hammond; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral was Wednesday at South Side Christian Church in Hammond. Burial, Schererville. + 7-28-1982
Stillson Peter A, 72, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a retired firefighter in Hammond. Surviving are his wife, Lonnie; a daughter, Janet Giberson of Hammond; 2 sons, Peter G. of Calif., and James R. of Sacramento, Calif., a brother; and 6 grandchildren. Memorial services will be July 30 in Merriam Christian Chapel. + 7-18-1988
Stinson Florence, 70, died Thursday in the Dr. Fletcher Sanatorium, Indianapolis. Funeral was Saturday from the Kendallville mortuary. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. She was a charter member of the OES at Hudson, Mich., and a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Kendallville. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fisher; 2 grandchildren; 3 sisters; and 3 brothers. + 2-?-1941
Stiver Charles Bruce, 59, Albion, died May 13 in Whitley County Hospital. He was born May 10, 1927 in Noble County, the son of Zeno and Wilma (Sparrow) Stiver. He married Ellen Ely on Feb. 3, 1985. A WW II Navy veteran, he was employed by Daily Asphalt until he became ill. He was a member of the American Legion Post 246 in Albion. Surviving are his wife; a stepdaughter, Sue Montgomery, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; two stepsons, Larry Ely of Churubusco and Rick Ely of Avilla; two sisters, Kathleen Kesling of Wolf Lake and Mrs. Richard (Mary) Curtis of Goshen; a half-sister, Mrs. Arthur (Georgia) Cullimore of Coldwater, Mich. Services were Thursday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 5-22-1986 + 5-13-1986
Stiver Eva May, 75, of Garrett, wife of Curtis Stiver, died at her home Friday from pneumonia. Surviving are the husband; a brother, William Shirley of Tipton, IA; and a sister, Mrs. Netti Grocock, of Albion. She was a member of the Methodist Women's Christian Service. Funeral at McKee Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1951
Stiver Jack E, 84, of Kendallville, died March 28, 2010 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born in Kendallville on June 17, 1925 to Dr. Olin E. and Perle (Poyser) Stiver. He graduated from Kendallville High School as valedictorian of the class of 1943. He worked for Trendline Furniture and Miller's Truck Stop. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Cochard. Surviving are nephews and nieces. No services. ^ 3-31-2010
Stiver Perle L, 91, formerly of 207 W. Williams St., died today in Kendallville Nursing Home. She was the widow of dentist Dr. O. E. Stiver. They were married Dec. 21, 1905 in Goshen. He died in 1964. A Noble County native, she was born Feb. 6, 1882, a daughter of George K. and Ella (Hedrick) Poyser. She had lived in Kendallville 65 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. DeWitt (Jean) Cochard, 422 S. Oak St.; a son, Jack, R. 2; and 5 grandchildren, Lee, Larry, Lynn, Karen and Kathy Cochard. She was the last of the Poyser family of 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral will be Friday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1973
Stiver Wilma, 69, died Dec. 31, 1957 in the Whitley County Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Wolf Lake community. Surviving are two sons, Russell Leamon and Charles Stiver of Wolf Lake; 4 daughters, Mrs. Lewis Campbell of Chicago, Mrs. Arthur Cullimore of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Thad Kesling of Noble Twp, Noble County, and Mrs. Richard Curtis of Goshen; 12 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Summerlott of Waterloo. Services were Thursday at a Columbia City funeral home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-31-1957
Stockberger Fay E, 66, died Friday at her home. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, she had been retired from General Electric Co. since 1966 after 21 years of service. She was a member of Partizan Chapter of the GE Elex Club. Surviving are her husband, George A. L.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Sloffer of Ari and Mrs. Joanna Hindenlang of Avilla; four sons, Donald and Ronald Offord of Fort Wayne, Ralph Offord of Ann Arbor, Mich., and James Decker of Van Wert, Ohio; two brothers, Floyd Truelove of Fort Wayne and Everett Truelove of LaOtto; two sisters, Mrs. Fern Wright of Avilla and Mrs. Ethel Blue of Silver Lake, Wis.; and 22 grandchildren. Services Aug. 22 at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-24-1972 + 8-22-1972
Stockberger George A L, 87, died March 4 at Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. A native of Argos, he was born January 28, 1899 and had lived in Fort Wayne most of his life. He retired in 1960 after 17 years with General Electric and was a WW II Army veteran. His wife, Fay, died in 1972. Surviving are two stepdaughters, Joanna Hindenlang, Avilla, and Dorothy Sloffer of Churubusco; four stepsons, including Donald Offord of Avilla. Services Saturday at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 3-13-1986 + 3-4-1986
Stocker Bertha E, 56, wife of William R. Stocker, died Tuesday at her home in Kendallville from heart trouble. Surviving are the husband; 2 brothers and one sister, Don Knepper, Monroeville, Elmer Knepper, Plant City, Fla., and Mrs. C. C. Jamison, Poe. Services Friday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1935
Stocker C Elaine, 69, of Indianapolis, died Monday in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Holland, Ind., July 4, 1929 to Paul W. and Lilly V. (Rockwell) Ashby. In 1954 she married Edward D. Stocker. She was a 1947 Kendallville High School graduate and a 1950 graduate of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. She had been a registered nurse in Methodist Hospital from 1970 until her retirement in 1993. Surviving are her husband; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Connie Ashby of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Malcolm and Leslie Ashby. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-19-1998
Stocker Cora E, 89, of Fort Wayne, died last Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Kosciusko County on July 16, 1879, she had lived in Fort Wayne the past 12 years, coming from Cromwell. She was married to Edward Stocker, who died in 1962. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Henry Klopfenstein of R. 3, Albion, Mrs. Lucille Klopfenstein of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Robert Guy of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers; 4 sisters; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services Friday from Harris-Troxel Funeral Home in North Webster. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 6-?-1969
Stocker Edward Duane, 73, died March 13, 2003 at his home. He was a senior project engineer and a veteran of the U.S. Air force, serving in the Korean Conflict. He was born in Conneaut April 23, 1929 to Edward L. and Lina S. (Ilvonen) Stocker. He married Charlotte Elaine Ashby Sept. 26, 1954 in Kendallville. She died Oct. 19, 1998. Surviving are a brother, Ronald of Parma, Ohio. No services. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-19-2003
Stocker Edward H, 86, of near Cromwell, died of complications Friday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Guy of Fort Wayne. A retired farmer, he was born in Kosciusko County on Sept. 13, 1875, the son of William and Catherine (Knepper) Stocker. He married Cora Koher. He was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Indian Village. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Mrs. Henry Klopfenstien of Albion, Mrs. Lucille Klopfenstien of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Lois Rosentreter of Elkhart, and Mrs. Robert Guy; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Earll of LaPorte; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Harris-Troxel Funeral Home at North Webster. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 1-?-1961
Stocker Roy William, 72, a retired carpenter of near Cromwell, died in a hospital in Ocala Fla. Monday. Funeral will be Friday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Martha; one son, William, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 3 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Elva Gordy, R. 3, Syracuse. + 4-?-1967
Stocker William R, 82, a resident of Cromwell the past 8 years, died last Friday in Goshen Hospital from a heart ailment. He was a member of the McCray Refrigerator Co. 20-year Club and was born at Indian Village on Feb. 8, 1866, the son of Joseph and Esther (Houghtling) Stocker. He was married to Laminta Franks in March 1887. She died in 1920. Among the survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel LeCount of Ligonier; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles of St. Joseph, Mo.; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Sam Juday of Benton and Mrs. Charles Darr of Elkhart. Funeral Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1948
Stockert Cathern H, 78, of Fort Wayne, died Nov. 15 in St. Joseph Medical Center. The Fort Wayne native is survived by a daughter, Rose M. Watson of Fort Wayne; sons Richard L., Timothy W. and David A. of Fort Wayne, and Charles A. of Avilla; a sister, Margaret Redman of Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services in D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 11-21-1996
Stockert Russell L, 78, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday in Parkview Hospital. He was born in Churubusco on June 30, 1915 to Lewis and Parintha (Christ) Stockert. He married Cathern Osborne. A lifetime Fort Wayne resident, he was a mover for General Electric, retiring after 37 years. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Rose M. Watson of Fort Wayne; 5 sons, Charles of Avilla, Richard L., John R., Timothy W. and David A. of Fort Wayne; 23 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 1-1-1994
Stocksdale Matt, 37, of Albion, died Oct. 25, 2009 in Fort Wayne. He worked as a manufacturing engineer for Busche in Albion. He is survived by his wife, Stacy; 6 children, Alexandrea, Kylie, Kaylee, Colton, Tristin and Tyler; a stepson, Ethan; a former stepson, Skyler; his parents, David and Suzann Stocksdale of New Haven; a brother, Marcus (Lynn) Stocksdale of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mackenzie (Brian) Brockhaus of New Haven; his father and mother-in-law, Dan and Trudy Gaerte of Albion. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cloyce and Ruth Peden and George Stocksdale. Funeral Oct. 30 at D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ^ 10-29-2009
Stockton Dale E, 26, (b.8-23-1917 - d.7-26-1944) died in July 1944 from the effect of wounds received during the Normandy invasion of France. He was a radio technician with the 30th Infantry Signal Co. He entered the service Oct. 6, 1942 and received his fatal wounds 12 days after D-Day. He is survived by his widow, the former Elizabeth June Bertsch; his mother, Ella; and 4 brothers, Russell, Arthur, Jerry and Edwin. Graveside services at Lake View Cemetery Feb. 12, 1948. + 7-?-1944
Stockton Edwin R, 73, of Kendallville, died Monday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville September 23, 1923 to Samuel and Ella (Deerwester) Stockton. On September 15, 1946 in Kendallville he married Anne Shoner. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he was a retired assistant director of the Chain O' Lakes Youth Camp and was a WW II U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 3 nieces and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers. Funeral at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-8-1997
Stockton Russell W, 75, Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier, died Thursday in Goshen Hospital. Born March 11, 1903 in Ohio, he was the son of Samuel and Ella (Deerwester) Stockton. He married Lorene Preston Aug. 17, 1924 in Kendallville. She died July 13, 1960. He lived in this area most of his life and was a retired employee of Federal Seal and Gear Co. in Kendallville. Survivors include a brother, Edwin, Kendallville. Three brothers preceded him in death. Private services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1979
Stoeckley Carolina, better known as Grandma Stoeckley, was born in Baden, Germany, January 25, 1832; and died April 29, 1917, at the home of her son F. M. Stoeckley, at the age of 85 years 3 months and 4 day. She leaves one son of this place, and one daughter, Mrs. Herman Vanderbosch of Mishawaka; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral at St. Mary’s Church Tuesday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. 5-2-1917
Stoeckley Edward C, about 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. V.I. Stoeckley of Kendallville, was killed in action in Manila Feb. 8, 1945. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1936 and from Indiana University in 1941, entering service not long after graduation from college. Surviving are the parents; the wife, the former Marjorie Hughes, whom he married June 5, 1943; a son, James Edward 7 months; 2 brothers, Richard, Kendallville, and Robert, Fort Wayne; and a sister, Mrs. Theresa Basset, New Orleans, La. + 2-?-1945
Stoeckley G A Mrs., 57, of Fort Wayne, died this morning at the St. Joseph Hospital. She suffered a stroke last night and was taken to the hospital. She is survived by her husband and nine children. She is a sister-in-law of Charles and Joseph Stoeckley of here. ~ 9-30-1954
Stoeckley Gustave A, 75, a native of Avilla of 4721 Alberta Dr., Fort Wayne, died last Thursday at the Hines VA Hospital in Chicago. He was the brother of Charles Stoeckley of Avilla. Services were held Monday in St. Henry’s Catholic Church, where he was a member. He lived in Fort Wayne most of his life and was retired from Brouwers Garage where he was employed. Surviving are three sons, Clarence F., Fayetteville, N. C., Thomas A. of Chicago and Robert D., Fort Wayne; five daughters, Mrs. James Zuber, Mrs. Sam Talarico, Mrs. Gerald Page, Mrs. David Wilhelm and Mrs. Robert Askins, all of Fort Wayne. Besides Charles, another brother, William, of Toledo, Ohio, also survives; also three sisters, Mrs. Angela Dutridge, Miss Mary Stoeckley and Mrs. Agnes Mettler all of Toledo; 41 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Vincent of Kendallville, and Joseph of Avilla, preceded him in death. ~ 8-19-1971 + 8-?-1971
Stoeckley James E, 40 of 165 Winding Wood Way, Battle Creek, Mich., died Jan. 17 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on his way to work. He was born in Battle Creek and had resided there most of his life. He had worked 10 years for Bill Knapp’s restaurants and for the past 3 ½ months had been supervisor of maintenance at Pennock Hospital in Hastings, Mich. He was a charter member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Vicki L. Baumann; daughters, Jennifer and Christina, and a son, Timothy, all at home; his mother and stepfather, Margie and Dan Joba; grandmother, Mary Dzioba; a sister, Judith Williamson; a brother, Daniel Joba; an aunt and uncle Robert G. Stoeckley of Fort Wayne and Teresa Bassett of Whittier, Calif. He was the grandson of the late Vincent I. and Josephine (Tartter) Stoeckley. + 1-17-1985
Stoeckley Joseph L, 79, first commander of Avilla American Legion Post 240 and a lifetime resident of Avilla, died Monday in Garrett Hospital. He had been a resident of the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, for the past two and one half years, formerly living at 128 Van Scoyoc St. Born March 12, 1891, he was the son of Frank and Emma Meyer Stoeckley. He was married January 17, 1928, to the former Edith Labbe in Fort Wayne. She died March 23, 1964. He had been engaged in the plumbing and heating business for many years and had also been employed at the General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and American Legion Post 240. Surviving are three brothers, Charles, Avilla, Gustave, Fort Wayne, and William, Toledo, Ohio; and three sisters, Miss Mary Stoeckley, Mrs. Angela Dutridge and Mrs. Agnes Mettler, all of Toledo, Ohio. Funeral services were Wednesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. ~ 7-23-1970 + 7-?-1970
Stoeckley Josephine B, 86, the widow of Vincent I. Stoeckley whom she married June 23, 1909, was the daughter of Fred and Mary (Aichele) Tartter. Her husband died May 6, 1954. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rosary Society and a Gold Star Mother of the American Legion Auxiliary. She died Aug. 6 from injuries she sustained when she drove her car into the path of a semi at the intersection of N. Riley and U.S. 6 East in Kendallville. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Bassett, Whittier, Calif.; and two sons, Richard, Wakefield Circle, and Robert G., Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A son, Edward, died in military action in 1945. Two brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Services were Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-14-1975 + 8-?-1975
Stoeckley Mary M, 79, was born in Avilla June 28, 1893, a daughter of Francis M. and Emma Katherine (Meyer) Stoeckley. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She died Saturday in the Sacred Heart Home. She previously had resided in Toledo, Ohio. Survivors include two brothers, William and Charlie, Avilla, and one sister, Agnes Mettler, Sylvania, Ohio. Funeral mass was held Tuesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 6-14-1973 + 6-?-1973
Stoeckley Minnie, 24, died at her home in Avilla yesterday from consumption. Funeral will be in the Catholic Church next Sunday. ^ 5-11-1888
Stoeckley Richard, 64, was born May 2, 1911 to Vincent and Josephine (Tartter) Stoeckley. He married Ruth Bolton Jan. 9, 1937. She survives. He was a retired railway postal clerk and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Holy Name Society, Elks, trustee of Lake View Cemetery, and an official of the Little Long Lake Association. He attended Notre Dame University. He resided at Wakefield Village and was a lifetime resident of Kendallville. He died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Ann) Haffner, Syracuse; a son, John R., Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Bassett, Whittier, Calif.; and a brother, Robert G. of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Services were Sept. 22 in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-25-1975 + 9-?-1975
Stoeckley Ruth R d. June 14, 2009 at Sunrise Assisted Living at East Cobb in Marietta Ga. She was born March 12, 1914 in Kendallville to Robert and Adeline (Clark) Bolton. She married Richard Stoeckley on Jan. 9, 1937. He died Sept. 30, 1975. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1931 and earned a BS degree from St Francis College in 1963. She taught school for 28 years in Waterloo and at Central and North Side Schools in Kendallville, retiring in 1972. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Kappa Kappa Kappa, and several teachers' associations. She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Bolton; and a sister, Berniece Bolton. Surviving are a daughter, Ann (Charles) Haffner of Syracuse, Ind.; a son, John (Karen) Stoeckley of Louisiana, Mo.; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services at Hite Funeral Home June 20. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-16-12009
Stoeckley Vincent I, died May 6 at his home in Kendallville. He suffered a fatal heart attack as he rested in bed. He was born in Avilla April 28, 1887, the son of Frank and Emma Stoeckley. He moved to Kendallville fifty years ago. He married Josephine B. Tartter on June 23, 1909. He was a member of the Kendallville Church of the Immaculate Conception, Holy Name Society and Catholic Knights of America. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Richard F., Kendallville, and Robert G. of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Bassett, Whittier, Calif.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Stoeckley, Mrs. Alfred Dutridge and Mrs. Therman Mettler, all of Toledo, Ohio; and four brothers, Joseph L. and Charles E. of Avilla, Gust A. of Fort Wayne and William F. of Toledo, Ohio. A son, Edward C., was killed in 1945 during WW II action in the Pacific war theatre. Funeral services were Monday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-13-1954
Stoeckley William F, 86, former resident of Avilla, died of a stroke July 29 in Cleveland. He is survived by five children; one brother, Charles of Avilla; and one sister, Mrs. Agnes Mettler of Sylvania, Ohio. ~ 8-7-1975 + 7-29-1975
Stoelting Richard J, 74, of R. 1, Syracuse, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. Born Jan. 25, 1913 in Freelandville, he was the son of John and Anna (Heidenreich) Stoelting. On March 7, 1942 in Warsaw he married Dorothy Scoles. He had been a dentist in Ligonier 46 years, retiring in 1983. At that time he moved from Ligonier to Lake Wawasee. He was a veteran of WW II, a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church, Elks, Masonic Lodge, Rotary, Kosciusko County Dental Society and American Dental Association. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Jean Burgess of Bloomington and Judith Sanford of St. Louis; a brother, Dr. William of Sandborn; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday in Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-18-1987
Stofer Ida J died at her home at 749 N. Jackson St. in Auburn Wednesday as the result of pneumonia which developed from tonsillitis and influenza. She was 58 on March 4 of this year. She was born in Noble County near Albion. She engaged in dressmaking in Albion with her sister and on her birthday in 1903 she became the third wife of Oliver W. Stofer, their marriage occurring in Albion. They resided in Albion until Oct. 27, 1903 when they moved to Auburn where he conducted a grocery business on N. Jackson St. She was a member of Auburn Christian Church and is survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. Isaiah Herron of Bronson, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Nan Poyser of Bronson; a brother, Al at St. Louis, Mo.; 2 stepsons, Therlow Stofer of South Bend and Warren Stofer of San Diego, Cal.; and 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Grace Hines at Elkhart, and Goldie Hay of Ashley. Funeral was Saturday at the late home. Burial, Circle Cemetery near Ashley. + 3-?-1925
Stohlman Edward A, 67, R. 1, Albion, was dead on arrival at McCray Hospital Tuesday (d.4-24-1982). He had moved from Huntertown to Albion in 1941 where he had been engaged in farming. He was a member of the Wesleyan Church. He was born October 28, 1915 in Newton County, the son of William and Anna (Hildebrandt) Stohlman. He married Voneta Schultz September 26, 1936. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. David (Connie) Lynch, Hudson, Mrs. Richard (Carolyn) Minkley, Naples, Fla., and Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Carmien of Albion; one son, Duane, Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Taft (Helen) Heffelfinger, Huntertown, and Mrs. Berniece Myron of Dayton, Ohio; nine grandchildren. Services were Saturday at the Wesleyan Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 4-29-1982 + 4-20-1982
Stohlman Voneta M, 73, died in a one-car accident Wednesday (d. 2-22-1989) on CR 150E about 2 miles southeast of Albion. Her car left the road and stuck a small tree. It appeared she may have suffered some illness prior to the accident. She was born Nov. 30, 1915 in Albion, the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Habig) Schultz. On Sept. 26, 1936 in Albion she married Edward Stohlman who died April 21, 1982. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Albion. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. David (Connie) Lynch of Hudson, Mrs. Richard (Carolyn) Mikley of Naples, Fla., and Mrs. Rick (Joyce) Carmien of Albion; a son, Duane of Albion; a sister, Dorothy Anderson of Hudson; and 10 grandchildren. A brother, Dale, preceded her in death. Services Sunday in Wesleyan Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-22-1989
Stokes Mary, wife of Frederick Stokes and daughter of George Eversole, died in York Twp Aug. 5, 1875 of consumption. Albion New Era 8-12-1875
Stokes Vera, 73, of Cornelius, Ore., died June 7 following surgery. She was born near Albion, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hursey) Norris, and graduated from Albion High School. She married Ernest Stoker in 1921 and left a short time later to reside in Cornelius. Surviving are 2 nephews, Verlin Saltzgaber, R. 4, Albion, and Owen Norris of York Twp; 3 nieces, Mrs. Edna Booher, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Hilda Williams and Mrs. Eleanor Bueche of South Bend. + 6-7-1962
Stoler Lily M, wife of C. A. Stoler, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Worman, was born at Swan Sept. 22, 1873; died at Kendallville Aug. 18 at the age of 32 years 10 months and 18 days. She married C. A. Stoler June 18, 1893. They had one child, Clio. She leaves the husband, son, a father, mother and 2 brothers. Funeral was at the residence on Thursday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-28-1903
Stolte Hilda E, 100, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Sept. 27 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born in Ege and was a registered nurse with Visiting Nurse Service for 40 years and retired in 1960. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and a charter member of Elks Lodge 155. Survivors include nieces, Barbara Pickell of Albion, Nancy Jencke of Fort Wayne, Jeanne Reilly of Portland, ME., and Sharon Ort of Cheshire, CT.; nephew, Jerome O’Dowd of Fort Wayne and several others. Her husband, William, died in 1976. Funeral at St. Jude Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 10-8-1998
Stolte Robert L, 57, died at the Lutheran Hospital Sunday. He had been an employee of Rogers Markets in Waynedale for the past 7 ½ years. He had also worked in the mail room of Fort Wayne Newspapers Inc. for 24 years. He was a veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife, Delores; a son, Dennis of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Diann Lapadot of LaOtto; his mother, Irene Schneider of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Joann Hoffman of Battle Creek, Mich., and Carol Rice of Angola. Services Wednesday at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. ~ 5-20-1982
Stolte Ruth E, 63, of Albion, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born to Russell and Mildred (Balsbaugh) Bierly. On August 28, 1948 in Argos she married Richard P. Stolte. She had been a cook at the Noble County jail and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Albion and the New Idea Homemakers Club. She had been a 4-H leader 27 years. Surviving are her father; her husband; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Connie) Karst of Wawaka and Peggy Stolte of Albion; a son, Brian of Albion; 4 sisters, Frances Romeier and Lois Hagglund of LaPorte, Donna Molden of Valparaiso, and Marsha Bierly and a brother, Norman Bierly both of Walkerton; and 2 grandchildren. A son, Samuel, and a brother, Russell, preceded her in death. Services Friday in First Presbyterian Church. Burial, Patton Cemetery, LaPorte. + 6-?-1991
Stoltz Freda, 78, N. Main St., Topeka, died Friday following surgery at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born April 27, 1900. She was married Feb. 24, 1920 to John Stoltz, who survives along with 2 daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Rose) Troyer, Albion, and Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Sutton, Topeka; a son, Tom, Topeka; 9 grandchildren and 4 brothers, Dewey, Emir, Guy Nelson of Shipshewana, and Tom Nelson, Elkhart. A son, Ross, died in 1937. Funeral was Monday in Topeka Mennonite Church of which she was a member. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + 2-?-1979
Stoltz John C, 80, Topeka, died April 6 in LaGrange County Hospital. He was born March 3, 1899 in LaGrange County, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Stoltz. He was a lifetime resident of LaGrange County. He married Freda Fern Nelson in Shipshewana on Feb. 24, 1921. She died Feb. 23, 1979. He was a retired farmer and a member of Topeka Mennonite Church in Topeka. Surviving are a son, Tom, Topeka; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Sutton, Topeka, and Mrs. Rose Troyer, Albion; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Garth, Topeka, Fred, Venice, Fla., and Thad, Napoleon, Ohio; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dewey (Ruth) Hostetler, Topeka, and Mrs. Wilbur (Mary) Saggars, Ligonier. A son, Ross L., died in 1937. Funeral April 10 in Topeka Mennonite Church. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + 4-?-1979
Stone Alta A, 91, 9534 Miller Road, Churubusco, died on June 5 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born March 9, 1892 in Green Twp, to Perry and Matilda (Manet) Walburn. On Feb. 8, 1941 she married Charles Stone, who died Dec. 8, 1976. Survivors include 2 sons, Lester Harp, Fort Wayne, and Lawrence W. Harp, Baytown, Texas; 3 daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Dorothy) Thomas, Churubusco, Mrs. Evelyn Bohl, Mulina, Ore., and Mrs. Henry (Delores) Sutorius; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Zella Whiteman, Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Rolland and Wayne, Fort Wayne. She was a member of Monticello United Methodist Church and lived in Monticello on Schafer Lake. Services Thursday in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Prairie Grove Cemetery. * 6-?-1983
Stone Artie, 7 years, 6 months and 11 days, was born June 10, 1874 and died Dec. 21. ^ 12-22-1881
Stone Berniece H, 90, Garrett, died February 7, 2003 at Miller's Merry Manor. She was born July 7, 1912 in Fort Wayne to Thomas Cloyd and Alice Victoria (Aman) Woodruff. Surviving are a son, Michael Rodman of Kendallville; 4 daughters, Joann Kovets and Bette Campbell of LaOtto, Karen Wirick of Cosperville and Sharon Svoboda of Avilla; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A brother, Wayne Woodruff, preceded her in death. She retired from Flint & Walling in 1973 after 18 years of service. She was a member of OES in Tucson, Ariz. Graveside service in Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-20-2003
Stone Frank W, 71, a native of Albion, died Friday in a hospital in Los Angeles. Graveside rites will be at Rose Hill Cemetery Thursday. A 1903 graduate of Albion High School and a graduate of Purdue University in electrical engineering, he spent most of his life in Detroit. Surviving are the widow Beulah and 3 stepsons. He had moved to Calif. only a few years ago. + No date 1-6-1956
Stone Harry, former Albion resident, died in California. He was engaged in the drug business here. + 2-?-1929
Stone Hazel, 60, wife of Frank W. Stone, died at her home in Detroit. She was found dead by her husband when he returned home. Her father was the former A. R. McNair of Kendallville, one-time Republican recorder of Noble County. She is survived by the husband; a sister, Mrs. Vita Bolman of Fort Wayne; and a nephew, Dr. R. M. Bolman of Fort Wayne. Funeral at Detroit Thursday. Graveside rites at Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1948
Stone Herbert of Granbury Texas died Tuesday. He is the uncle of Jack Pfeiffer of Kendallville and David Pfeiffer of Rhode Island; the son-in-law of Georgia Neible of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and brother-in-law of Margaret Pfeiffer of Kendallville. + 12-3-1985
Stone Merle D, 53, died in Detroit, Mich. Sunday morning. Services Wednesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. He was the son of R. S. Stone and is survived by 2 brothers, Frank of Detroit and Clair of Calif. + 3-?-1930
Stone Richard E, aged 74 years, 1 month and 28 days, a pioneer and life-long resident of Noble County, died at his home in Albion Thursday, following an illness of three years. Bright’s Disease was the direct cause of his death, although he had been afflicted with hardening of the arteries for over three years. He was born in Sparta Township, Noble County. He came to Albion in early life and had been a resident here almost half a century. Answering the call to arms he enlisted in Co. N Second Indiana Volunteer Cavalry, serving three years and two months in the Civil War. His regiment engaged in many active battles and Mr. Stone was one of the veterans who saw and figured in many bloody engagements. At the close of the war he returned to Albion and engaged in the drug business, which he followed for over forty years, retiring from business four years ago. He was married in 1868 to Anna Matthews. To this union four sons were born. His first wife died in 1904, and in 1906 he was married to Martha Hitler, who preceded him in death a year. The surviving children include C. D. and H. D. Stone, of Chicago; M.T. and F.W. Stone, of Detroit. A sister, Mrs. Sam Eddy of Kendallville, and a brother, Homer Stone, of Maxwell, La., also survive. Fraternally, Mr. Stone was an Odd Fellow and the obsequies, which will be conducted Sunday from the last residence will be in charge of this organization. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 5-23-1916
Stone Susan Marie, 22, of 405 Ravine Park Dr., Ligonier, died Wednesday at Bloomington where she was a graduate student at Indiana University. Born March 29, 1962 in Goshen, she was the daughter of Dr. Robert and Lura (Gibson) Stone. She was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church. Surviving are her parents; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gibson of Ligonier; and 2 sisters, Roberta of Kendallville, and Jean Ness of Cromwell. Services Saturday at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. +10-10-1984
Stonebraker Grace Heckman Lemon, 80, died Sunday in Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City form lymphoma. She was born April 24, 1918 in Eel River Twp, Allen County to Clyde Franklin and Elta Edna (Disler) Longenecker. On August 23, 1937 she married Joseph H. Heckman He died June 18, 1972. She married Chloe Lemon on February 14, 1981. He died December 29, 1986. On March 15, 1990 she married Kenneth Stonebraker. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene J. and Karen Heckman of Columbia City, Gary L. and Teresa Heckman of North Manchester; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Larry Boyd of Wolf Lake; 2 stepsons; 4 stepdaughters; 7 grandchildren, David, Daniel, Kenneth and Kathryn Heckman, Mark and Matthew Boyd, and Marie Hall; 2 sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Alice) Lamle of Fort Wayne, and Opal Longenecker of Columbia City; a sister-in-law, Leona Heckman of Columbia City. Funeral Wednesday in Ormas Baptist Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 5-23-1999
Stonebraker John R, 80, died today in his home, 120 Burnam St. He was vice-president of the J. R. Stonebraker Co. and past president of Petroleum Dealers Assn. and Northeastern Indiana Auto Dealers Assn. He was born Dec. 17, 1900 in Corunna, a son of John Garfield and Elizabeth Stonebraker, and had resided in this city approximately 75 years, coming here from Corunna. He was married June 1, 1926 in Butler to Ruth E. Capp. Surviving are his wife; a son, Richard J., Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Cooke, Milford, Conn; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Forrest France, this city. He was preceded in death by a brother, Don. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lions Club and Lodge 1194 BPOE. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-3-1981
Stonebraker Louise, 89, of R. 2, Churubusco, died July 26 in Crow Haven Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was born in Carroll County April 1, 1889 to Eli and Celestia Felix Miller. She married Warren Stonebraker Feb. 13, 1906. Her husband died in 1940 and she moved to Eel River Twp in 1942. She was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church of Fort Wayne. Survivors include three sons, Merle of Los Angeles, Calif., Kenneth of R. 4, Albion, and Wesley of R. 2, Churubusco; two daughters, Mrs. Don Hakes of Decatur and Mrs. Robert Fredrick of R. 1, Huntertown; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alpha Miller of Huntertown and Glenn Miller of Fort Wayne; and three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Neat of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Lola Weaver of Lynnwood, Calif., and Mrs. Zora Nelson of Americus, Ind. Services today in Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 7-29-1976
Stonebraker Merle, 80, died Dec. 3, 1986 in Los Angeles. Born in Fort Wayne, he worked as a knitter at Wayne Knitting Mills before moving to Los Angeles. Surviving are 2 brothers, Ken of Albion, Wesley of Churubusco; 2 sisters; 2 sons; 2 daughters; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral and interment were in Hollywood Hills, Calif. + 12-3-1986
Stonebraker Mildred E, 77, R. 4, Albion, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. She was born in Noble County, the daughter of William and Minta (Palmer) Hoffman. She was a retired bookkeeper for the Noble County Highway Department and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth; two daughters, Joan Gienger, Albion, and Jean Shanabarger, Churubusco; two sons, Robert A. and Richard H. Magnuson, Albion; a sister, Faye Olinger, Albion; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 8-15-1989 + 8-10-1989
Stonebraker Richard J, 55, died Wednesday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He operated Stonebraker Mobil Service Station on U. S. 6. He was the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1968 and later received the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award and attained the rank of Senator in Jaycees. He was a Boy Scout Leader and Sunday School teacher. He was born Dec. 13, 1927, the son of John R. Stonebraker and Ruth E. Capp. On April 9, 1945 he married Beverly J. Heign. Survivors are his mother; his wife; 3 sons, Richard J. Jr. of Fort Wayne, Roger P. and Ben A. of Lake Village; a daughter, Mrs. John (Jennifer) K. Upchurch of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Cooke of Milford, Conn.; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-20-1983
Stonebraker Ruth, 97, of Kendallville, died July 31, 2002 in Parkview Noble Hospital. She attended Tri-State College, Angola and Northwestern University in Chicago. She taught in Butler before her marriage. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. She was born Nov. 28, 1904 in Butler to William and Elva Capp. She married John Stonebraker June 1, 1926. He died Oct. 3, 1981. A son, Richard, preceded her in death July 20, 1983. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Robert Cooke of Milford, Conn.; 7 grandchildren, John, Robert and Sherrill Cooke, Richard, Roger and Ben Stonebraker and Jennifer Upchurch; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-2-2002
Stonebraker Ted A, 2, drowned Monday after falling into a pond near his Medaryville home. Memorial services will be Jan. 3, 1977 in St. John Lutheran Church. He is survived by his parents, Roger and Cecilia (Leland) Stonebraker; one brother, Travis at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Leland, Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stonebraker, Kendallville; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stonebraker and Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Dutch) Heign, Kendallville. + 12-?-1976
Stoneburner Henrietta A, 82, of Kendallville, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. A homemaker, she was a lifelong resident of Kendallville and a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was born on March 21, 1916 in Kendallville to John and Clara (Schreiber) Seidel. On September 12, 1940 she married Thomas Milton Stoneburner in Kendallville. He died December 29, 1985. Also preceding her in death were a brother, Harold Seidel, and a sister, June Seidel. Surviving are a daughter, Trudy Aller of Kendallville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas J. and Carol and Timothy L. and Lori Stoneburner of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren, Sara, Gail, Jason, Megan and Brooke Stoneburner; and 2 brothers, Norman and Howard Seidel of Kendallville. Funeral Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-8-1998
Stoneburner Miles W, 78, R. 1, Albion, died Tuesday (d.12-9-1975) at McCray Hospital. He was born Jan. 26, 1897 in Adams County to Jesse and Sarah (Kistler) Stoneburner. He married his wife Nellie on Jan. 22, 1920 in Wells County. She died Jan. 16, 1975. He came to this area in 1947 from Wells County and was a farmer. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Tocsin, Ind. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Wanda) Munk, R. 3, Kendallville; a son, Roger, R. 1, Albion; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Arnold, Adams County, and Mrs. Mary Dilling, Huntington; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Three sisters and 5 brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. + 12-?-1975
Stoneburner Nellie M, 76, R. 1, Albion, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. Born in Tocsin April 29, 1897, she was the daughter of Theodore and Hattie (Jones) Hall. On Jan. 22, 1920 she married Miles W. Stoneburner in Wells. She moved to Albion in 1948 and was a member of the United Methodist Church, Tocsin. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Wanda) Munk, R. 3, Kendallville; a son, Roger, R. 1, Albion; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Saturday. Graveside services at Ossian Cemetery Saturday. + 1-?-1974
Stoneburner Thomas M, 70, of 112 S. Riley St., Kendallville, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville Oct. 25, 1915, he was the son of Thomas and Erica (Pontius) Stoneburner. On Sept. 12, 1940 in Kendallville he married Henrietta Siedel. A lifetime area resident and Army WW II veteran, he retired in 1977 as a salesman for Chicago Vitreous Corporation. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Trudy; 2 sons, Thomas J. and Timothy L., all of Kendallville; and 3 grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-29-1985
Stoneburner William Roger, 65, of Churubusco, was born July 6, 1915 at Decatur, a son of Israel Birch and Beatrice Viola Billman Stoneburner. He served with the Navy in WW II and resided around Payne, Ohio for many years. There are no known survivors. He came to Churubusco area where he worked as a bartender. He previously owned Tri Lakes Tavern and the Friendly Inn at Albion. Services Tuesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1980
Stoner Anna Elizabeth, 77, died last Thursday at her home in Kendallville from apoplexy. She was born March 4, 1856 on a farm near Albion, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Reed. She was married July 4, 1876 to E.S. Stoner, who died in 1931. They resided on a farm near Albion until 38 years ago when they moved to Kendallville. Survivors include 3 daughters and one son, Mrs. Nora Kraner, who resided with her mother, Mrs. J. E. Wellington of Garrett, Mrs. John Bozer and William of Fort Wayne. Funeral Friday at the Baptist Church, Kendallville. Burial, Prairie Grove Cemetery near Fort Wayne. + 8-?-1933
Stoner Arthur, 25, a resident of rural Churubusco, died March 17, 1995 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He had suffered a spinal meningitis seizure on Wednesday while driving on Interstate 24 east of Smyrna, TN, and drove into a stone retaining wall. He was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on September 5, 1969, the son of Arthur B. and Jacquelyn Stoner. He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City in 1987. He was currently ranked third in the International Professional Rodeo Association. He attended Merriam Christian Chapel. On February 12, 1994 he married Tara Anderson in Merriam. Surviving are his wife; a son, Christian A; his mother, Jackie Stephen of Midwest City, OK; a sister, Shirley Shinault, Oklahoma City; 3 brothers, David Sanders, Gary and Rickey Shinault of Oklahoma City; and his in-laws, Glen and Mildred Anderson of Churubusco. Funeral Wednesday at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-17-1995
Stoner Arthur J, 71, of Fort Wayne, died March 24 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a native of Kendallville, a member of the Watchmakers Guild, a former watchmaker for Strasburg Brothers, a machinist at Deister Concentrator Company. Survivors include the widow, Hilda; a son, Charles of LaOtto, and a brother, Howard of Tucson, Ariz. Services Friday in Klaehn’s South Anthony Chapel. ~ 4-2-1981
Stoner Bernice, 78, Cromwell, died Thursday in Fountain View Nursing Home, Elkhart. She was born April 8, 1896 in Cromwell to Frank and Barbara (Abrams) McFarren. Her first husband, Harvey Galloway, died in 1957. She married Edward Stoner in Goshen Oct. 6, 1964. A lifetime resident of the area, she was a member of Broadway Christian Chapel, Ligonier OES and Cromwell Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Edward; 3 daughters, Mrs. Fred Lawson, Goshen, Mrs. Charles Buell, Warsaw, Mrs. Eugenia Tincher, Ligonier; 3 sons, Leonard Galloway, Carrollton, Tex., Lester Galloway, Newark, Del., and Lowell Galloway, Ligonier; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Gerald Mabie, Ligonier; one stepson, Harold Stoner; one brother, James, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1974
Stoner Charles Jay "Chuck", 53, died March 8 in a tractor accident near his home on DeKalb County Road 1, LaOtto. He was a self-employed machinist. He had retired in Oct. from National Plastics where he worked 28 years. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U. S. Army. He was born Oct. 20, 1945 in Fort Wayne to the late Arthur Jay and Hilda C. (Hoeppner) Stoner. He married Marjorie A. Rothgeb on Oct. 14, 1966 in Hoagland. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Bill of Fort Wayne and Dan of Auburn; and a daughter, Susie of LaOtto. Funeral Friday in Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 3-11-1999
Stoner Elden, 81, died in Goshen Hospital. He was born June 21, 1889 in Washington Twp, the son of William and Mary (Himes) Stoner, and was married March 7, 1912 to Rosa Knepper. He was a lifetime resident of Indian Village community. Surviving are the wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Howard (Karyll) Hall, Mishawaka, and Mrs. Walter (Katherine) Longenecker, Middlebury; 4 sons, Kenneth, R. 1, Kermit, South Bend, Ketice (Bill), Cromwell, and Kelvin, Syracuse; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 3-?-1973
Stoner Glen E, 84, Bristol, died last Friday in Goshen Hospital. He was born May 31, 1894 in Ludington, Mich., to David and Bertha (Shaw) Stoner. He was a former resident of the Goshen, Benton and Millersburg areas and was a member of Solomon’s Creek United Methodist Church. He was a farmer and employee of the former Bristol Lumber Co. where he retired in 1960. He married Letha Braillier Dec. 25, 1916, who died Nov. 25, 1932. He married Fern Routsong Rogers March 18, 1961. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Howard Vannoster, Syracuse, Mrs. Orrion Ott, Ligonier, and Mrs. Leland Searfoss, Bristol; 2 sons, Hubert J., Elkhart, and Carl F., Marcellus, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lloyd Juday, Goshen; 2 stepsons, Paul W. Rogers, Elkhart, and Cecil E. Rogers, Goshen; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Longcor, Goshen; 16 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Funeral was Sunday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home. Burial, Brown Cemetery. + 1-?-1979
Stoner John W, 75, of Avilla, died July 29, 2000 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. A police officer for more than 33 years, he served as the Noble County sheriff 1975-83. He was also the Avilla town marshal and a Noble County sheriff's deputy. He retired as a deputy in 1988. A 52-year area resident, he was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla and the Avilla American Legion Post 240. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II. He was born December 9, 1924 in Garrett to Hal and Sarah (Murphy) Stoner. On July 3, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla he married Mary Jane Ley. She survives in Avilla. Also surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou Monesmith of Avilla; 2 sons, Dan of Kendallville and Steve of LaOtto; 5 grandchildren, Jeff and Jamie Monesmith, Amanda Campbell, Katie and Jessica Stoner; and one great-grandchild, Brian Campbell. Two sisters, Virginia Arnold and Deloras Berg, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. ~ 8-24-2000
Stoner Kelvin S "Stue", 72, died Jan. 30, 2001 at home. Born in Cromwell, he was formerly employed at Maple Leaf Farms in Milford. He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Wanda; 2 stepchildren; 2 sisters, Karyll Hull of Mishawaka and Katherine Longenecker of Middlebury; and a brother, William Stoner of Cromwell. Services Saturday at Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. ^ 2-1-2001
Stoner Kenneth D "Benny", 72, R. 1, Cromwell, died Tuesday at Goshen Hospital after suffering a heart attack. Born Sept. 1, 1913 in Cromwell, he was the son of Elden and Rosa (Knepper) Stoner. On March 2, 1935 he married Maxine Piper in Rome City. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong Noble County resident. He was a member of the Cromwell Masons, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shriners and Noble County Keystone Kops Shrine unit. Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry, Cromwell; 2 sisters, Karyll Hull of Mishawaka, Katherine Longenecker of Middlebury; 3 brothers, Kermit of South Bend, Kletice of Cromwell and Kelvin of North Webster; and one grandchild. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 9-10-1985
Stoner Kletice W "Billy", 78, died Nov. 13, 2001 at Goshen General Hospital. He was a farmer and a carpenter for Heckaman Homes and was a WW II U. S. Army veteran. He was born July 17, 1923 in Cromwell to Elden and Rosa (Knepper) Stoner. On March 18, 1944 in Syracuse he married Lauretta "Vi" Kolberg. Surviving are his wife in Cromwell; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Teddy and Rebecca Stoner of Syracuse and Jerry and Amy Stoner of Ligonier; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Terry Weiss of Rochester and Penny and Dave Limerick of Ligonier; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Katherine Longenecker of Middlebury and Karyll and Howard Hall of Mishawaka; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Kenneth, Kermit and Kelvin, preceded him in death. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, McClintic Cemetery, Syracuse. ^ 11-14-2001
Stoner Mary died Saturday at the home of her son, Elden of Cromwell. Services were Monday from the home of her son. Surviving are another son, Ernest of Elkhart; 3 brothers and a sister. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 2-?-1936
Stoner Mary, 67, died Monday after suffering a heart attack. The husband, Edward; one son, Harold, Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald Mabie near Ligonier; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister survive. Funeral Wednesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1962
Stoner Maxine P, 77, of Cromwell, was dead on arrival at McCray Hospital July 26, 1993 from an apparent heart attack. She was born August 11, 1915 in Noble County to Ray and Ethel Piper. She married Kenneth Stoner March 2, 1935. He died in 1985. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and attended Cromwell United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Larry of Cromwell; a sister, Josephine Dague of Lima, Ohio; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by a sister Funeral Thursday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-26-1993
Stoner Rosa K, 99, of Cromwell, died Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. She was born September 19, 1890 in Noble County, the daughter of William and Temperence (Stocker) Knepper. On March 7, 1912 in Indian Village, she married Eldon Stoner. A lifetime Cromwell area resident, she was a homemaker and a member of Indian Village United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Karyll Hull of Mishawaka, and Katherine Longenecker of Middlebury; 3 sons, Kermit of South Bend, Kletice of Cromwell, and Kelvin of North Webster; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A son, Kenneth, a brother and a sister preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 3-14-1990
Stoner Sarah E, 86, was born Nov. 28, 1885 in Garrett, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Murphy. She married Hal Stoner in Garrett in 1907 and he preceded her in death in September 1936. She resided at 310 S. Walsh St., Garrett, and was formerly employed as a Garrett telephone operator and at Magnavox in Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She died April 12 in Garrett Hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage. Survivors include a son, Noble County deputy sheriff, John W. Stoner of Avilla, with whom she resided the past five months; two daughters, Mrs. Harris Berg of Richmond and Mrs. Dean Arnold of Arlington Heights, Ill.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services April 14 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Garrett. Burial, Calvary Cemetery. ~ 4-20-1972 + 4-?-1972
Stoner Susan Addie, 79, died Sunday. Funeral was Tuesday in L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Edward of Ligonier; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 half-sisters and one half-brother. + No date
Stoner Tony G, 2 days old, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born February 19, 1991 to Rick and Sharon (Coburn) Stoner. Surviving are his parents in Ligonier; a twin, Travis; grandmothers, Virginia Stoner of Hartford City and Madlean Coburn of Ligonier; and great-grandmother, Amel Coburn of Albion. Services Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-21-1991
Stoner W Edward, 89, of Strawberry Village Nursing Home, Ligonier, died there Sunday. Born Jan. 13, 1891 in Kosciusko County, he was the son of Frank and Addie (Kiser) Stoner. He married Mary McFarren Oct. 20, 1912 in Washington Twp. She died July 23, 1962. On Oct. 6, 1964 in Goshen he married Berniece Galloway who died Nov. 21, 1974. He was a lifetime Noble County resident and a retired farmer and employee of Schrock Flowers. Surviving are a son, Harold of Sun City, Ariz.; 6 stepchildren; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1980
Stonestreet David, 74, a retired farmer, died Wednesday in his home in LaOtto following a heart attack. Surviving are the widow, Ella; five sons, Guy of Pittsburgh, Pa., Robert of Auburn, Jay of LaOtto, Darwin of South Bend and Jack near Fort Wayne; four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Arnold of Avilla, Mrs. Milo Rider, near Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Herschel Bolton and Mrs. Darwin Bryan, LaOtto; two brothers, Wilbur, R. 1, Garrett; and William, Edon, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Emma Burtzner, R. 1, Garrett; twenty-four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a member of Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. Services Saturday in McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 9-22-1960
Stonestreet Ella, 76, a LaOtto resident for 22 years, died Saturday in her home. Rites were Monday in McKee Funeral Home at Garrett. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. She was born November 14, 1888 in Eel River Twp near Churubusco, the daughter of John and Liza Gordon. She was married in 1909 to David Stonestreet, the couple residing in the Cedar Creek area until 1943 when they moved to LaOtto. Mr. Stonestreet, a retired Zollner Piston employee, died five years ago. Surviving are five sons, Guy, Pittsburgh, Pa., Robert, Auburn, Jay, LaOtto, Jack, Fort Wayne, Darwin, South Bend; and four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dolores) Arnold, Avilla, Mrs. Barbara Rider, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Herschel (Joan) Bolton and Mrs. Darwin (Ilene) Bryan, both LaOtto. ~ 7-22-1965 + 7-?-1965
Stonestreet Guy G, 63, of Pittsburgh, died Dec. 28 after a heart attack. The Stonestreet family lived near Garrett, and Guy attended the Garrett schools. His wife is the former Ursula Loth, and the Loth family lived at 405 S. Cowen St. for many years. He was born Feb. 14, 1907 in Allen County near Churubusco, a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Stonestreet. He was employed for many years in the circulation department of newspapers and recently was an automobile salesman. Surviving besides the wife are four children and several grandchildren; four brothers, Robert of Auburn, Jay of LaOtto, Jack of Wallen and Darwin of South Bend; and four sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Arnold of Avilla, Mrs. Milo Rider of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Herschel Bolton and Mrs. Darwin Bryan of LaOtto. Services Dec. 31 at Pittsburgh. Burial followed in that city. ~ 1-7-1971 + 12-31-1971
Stonestreet Helen I, 71, died Thursday at Parkview Hospital. A native of Allen County, she owned the J-Box Company with her husband, Jay. Surviving are her husband; a son, Tom of Churubusco; two daughters, Sally Shank of Fort Wayne, and Sandra Gaff of LaOtto; 11 grandchildren; a brother and two sisters. Services Monday at First United Methodist Church in Auburn. ~ 5-23-1989
Stonestreet Jay P, 83, of Auburn, died December 15, 2001, in Miller's Merry Manor, Garrett. On May 5, 1918 in Allen County he was born to David and Ella (Gordon) Stonestreet. He married Helen Sloffer on February 14, 1938 in Marion. She died in 1989. He was self-employed in woodworking and the owner and operator of J. Box for County Line Cheese and J.H.L. Storage. He lived in LaOtto for several years before moving to Auburn in 1974. He was a member of Auburn United Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Sally) Shank, Huntertown, and Mrs. Sam (Sandra) Gaff, LaOtto; a son, Tom, Churubusco; 3 sisters, Barbara Rider, Fort Wayne, Dolores Arnold and Joan Bolton of Avilla; a brother, Mike, Holiday, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Guy, Robert and Jack; a sister, Ilene Bryan; and a grandson, Anthony Shank, preceded him in death. Services December 18 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla, Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ^ 12-16-2001
Stonestreet Robert Joseph, 77, died Sunday in Betz Nursing home, Auburn. He had been an owner and board president of S&S Oil & Tire Co. in Auburn since 1947. He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Army; a member of Auburn First United Methodist Church, Garrett Post of American Legion, Angola VFW, Cedar Creek Shrine Club of DeKalb County, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite and Shrine. He was born December 13, 1916 in Allen County to David and Ella (Gordon) Stonestreet. He married Doris Bennett on June 24, 1939 in Rome City. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Glenn and Yancy of Auburn; 2 brothers, Jay of Auburn, and Darwin "Mike" of Holiday, Fla.; 4 sisters, Dolores Arnold of Avilla, Barbara Rider of Fort Wayne, Joan Bolton and Ilene Bryan of LaOtto; one grandson, Matt Stonestreet. Two brothers, Guy and Jack, preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in the First United Methodist Church, Auburn. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 9-25-1994
Stoney Samuel died at Toronto, Canada March 18, 1891. Interment at Cleveland, Ohio. He was about 79 years and resided in Albion with his family for many years. He was the father of Mrs. Ephraim Walters, Rev. J. Stoney, who for several years was minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Church here, and Lt. Alfred Stoney, whose early enlistment in the Union Army in the War of the Rebellion occurred while the family resided here. Noble Co Democrat 3-25-1891
Stoops Daisy E, about 91, a former Albion resident, died at the Methodist Home at Warren, Ind. Sept. 29, 1974. She was born Nov. 19, 1882 to George C. and Mary (Hines) Black in Jefferson Twp. She married William H. Stoops in 1906. He died in 1956. They were associated with Harry Thomas in the operation of a department store in Albion for several years. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and one cousin, Mrs. Lesta Neal of Albion. One sister and 5 brothers preceded her in death. Final rites were in the Home in Warren. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-20-1974
Stoops Daniel W was born and died Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. David L. Stoops, R. 1, LaOtto, in McCray Hospital. Surviving are two sisters, Lana Kae 7, and Sara Louise 2; one brother, David L. Jr. 4; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edsel VanZile, Angling Road and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stoops, R. 1, LaOtto. Graveside services Monday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 9-19-1974 + 9-?-1974
Stoops Edward V, 73, died Wednesday at McCray Hospital following a stroke. He was born in Wabash on August 14, 1908, the son of David and Alma Ditton Stoops. He married Grace Louise Swears on November 3, 1934. He was a retired railroad engineer for the Norfolk Western Railroad in Fort Wayne. He had resided at R. 1, LaOtto, for the past 28 years. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the Churubusco Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife; two sons, David, of R. 1, Avilla, and Edward Jr. of Marceline, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Gail) Herron of R. 3, Churubusco and Mrs. Ronald (Elaine) Renkenberger of R. 1, LaOtto; 15 grandchildren; and one brother, Fred of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday at Krider-Workman Chapel, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 4-15-1982
Stoops Grace L, 80, of LaOtto, died July 31, 1993 in her residence. She was born June 13, 1913 in Roann to Henry and Claudia (Sewell) Swears. On November 3, 1934 in Wabash she married Edward V. Stoops. He died in 1982. She had lived in the area since 1955, coming from Allen County. She was a member of Beacon Light Chapel. Surviving are 2 sons, Edward Jr. of Puxico, Mo., and David of LaOtto; 2 daughters, Mrs. Donald (Gail) Herron of Churubusco, and Mrs. Ronald (Elaine) Renkenberger of LaOtto: 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 7-31-1993
Stoops Maria M was born at Augusta, Noble County, Nov. 23, 1848, died at the home of her son in Albion Jan. 10, 1926, aged 77 years, 7 months, 17 days. In June 1868 she married Samuel W. Stoops, who died Aug. 11, 1916. They had two daughters, Bertha and Anna, and one son, William. Surviving are the son William; one brother, Charles F. Colerick of Old Mission, Mich.; and a half-brother, William Masters of Elkhart, Ind. She had been practically a lifelong resident of Albion, and since the death of her companion made her home with her son, William. She had been a member of the M. E. Church for more than half a century. + 1-?-1926 Funeral at the home Saturday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 6-17-1926
Stoops Sara L, 21, died Wednesday at Hillsdale Community Health Center from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born April 30, 1972 to David and Tereasa (VanZile) Stoops. A senior at Hillsdale College, she was employed at Simpson Industries, Litchfield, Mich. She was a 1990 graduate of Camden-Frontier High School and attended Cambria Baptist Church. Surviving are her father, David Stoops of LaOtto; her mother and stepfather, Bruce and Tereasa Martin of Camden, Mich.; 3 sisters, Lana Stoops of Auburn, Angie and Amanda Stoops of Camden; and a brother, David L. Stoops Jr. of LaOtto. One brother, Daniel, preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Cambria Baptist Church.+ 1994.
Stoops William H, about 71, (b.4-21-1881) died May 12, 1952. He was associated with the Schloss Mercantile Co. and later opened his own general store, becoming associated with the late Harry D. Thomas. About 4 years ago he sold his store to John Stull. He was a lifelong resident of the community, a member of the Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and Albion Chamber of Commerce. Surviving is the widow, Daisy. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1952
Stoops William S, 79, died June 8, 1881 in Albion. He was born in the state of Penn. and came to Albion in 1857. He leaves a widow and a number of grown-up children. Funeral was preached at the Methodist Church on Thursday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 6-?-1881 ^ 6-16-1881
Stopher Carrie I, 89, died Monday in Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. She was a native of Allen County. Her husband, Charles, died in 1943. Surviving are 2 daughters, Ruth Brewer of Kendallville, and Harriet Ehlenfeldt of Toledo, Ohio; 3 sons, Richard of New Haven, Walter of Harlan, and Charles of Narco, Calif; and 19 grandchildren. Services Thursday in Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan. Burial, Harlan Memorial Society. + 2-1-1988
Storey Alfred R, 72, died April 21 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky. Services were in the Eastin-Taul Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, Ky., with burial in Pomeroyton, Ky. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Drex (Karen) Bricker of Kendallville; and 2 grandchildren. + 4-21-1985
Storey Anna of Rome City died in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett April 2 after suffering a broken hip. Funeral was at Kneipp Sanitarium Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. She was the wife of Thomas A. Storey and the family formerly lived in Albion. She is survived by her husband; 3 children, Theresa and Stephen E. of Chicago, and J. Raymond of South Bend. + 4-?-1941
Storey G H of Rome City was found in the St. Joe River at Leo Saturday where the body had become lodged against a tree. He had formerly been employed at Irene Byron Sanatorium. Burial, Orange Cemetery. A sister, Mrs. Margaret Conley, resides at Rome City; and his mother, Mrs. Fae Storey, resides at Elkhart. There are also three brothers. + 6-?-1945
Storey Lula, 77, of Kendallville, died February 19, 2009, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had worked at Flint & Walling Manufacturing in Kendallville for 18 years. She was born June 14, 1931, in Handshoe, Kentucky, to William and Polly (Handshoe) Smith. She married Robert Storey, and he died December 13, 2004. Surviving are three sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert D. Storey of Kendallville, Larry and Sharon Beverly of Elkhart, and Freeman Beverly of Anderson; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Earl Wayne Storey, a grandchild, Joey Beverly; four sisters, Myrtle Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Lona Bailey, and Viney Conley; and four brothers, Arthur Smith, Birtchel Smith, Cain Smith, and Jim Smith. Funeral Feb. 23 in Stroh United Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 2-20-2009
Storey Robert Jr., 73, of Ashley, died Dec. 13, 2004 at his home. He had retired in 1994 from Kendallville Castings. He was a member of Stroh United Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born March 25, 1931 in Mt. Vernon to Robert W. and Beulah (Ridens) Storey. He married Lula Smith. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Wilda Storey of Ashley, Larry and Sharon Beverly of Wawaka, and Freeman and Denise Beverly of Homer; 2 brothers, Joseph of Atlanta, Ga., and Don of New Castle; 2 sisters, Linda Mortimore of Chandler and Jean Storey of Ala.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Earl; a grandchild, Joey Beverly; a sister, Elise Storey; and 2 brothers, Johnny and Paul Storey. Services Thursday at Stroh United Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-14-2004
Storey Thomas was born in Yorkshire, England Feb. 20, 1816, son of George and Elizabeth (Sedgwick) Storey. He died at age 80 years, 2 months and 4 days on May 3, 1896 in Avilla. At the age of 14 he became a helper to his parents by going out to labor for neighboring farmers for his board and 25 dollars a year. In full manhood he could command 80 dollars a year. Up to that time his earnings belonged to his parents. The following 2 years’ earnings he saved to emigrate to United States. In 1839, aged 23 years with the meager savings of 2 or 3 years’ labor, he started to cross the ocean. He reached Lockport, N.Y. destitute of money. He found employment there in a stone quarry at wages that would about furnish a modern boy of cigars and tobacco. He had heard of the chance to buy land of the government in the new county of Noble in Indiana and in 3 years had saved enough to "enter" some land. The morning of his intended start, his employer besought him to delay long enough to assist in loading a boat with some large blocks of stone. In that operation a huge section of rock fell upon him and crushed his hip. The months of illness and enforced idleness left him once more penniless and 500 miles from his objective point. He patiently resumed his work at Lockport. He had made a trip to Noble County in 1842 and selected his land. In the spring of 1843 he purchased 80 acres in section 17 of Jefferson Twp. He and his brother, Matthew, erected a little cabin - 12x14 on the high ground west of the swampy valley. In 1844 he revisited Lockport. When he returned he brought with him a wife, the former Mary Southworth, a native of Lancashire, England. From Fort Wayne to Jefferson Twp, they walked, carrying their possessions. He and his brother undertook clearing and fencing 20 acres of heavily timbered land for Alexis Edwards at ten dollars per acre. They finished it on time without drawing a cent of pay. When the job was complete they received $100 each and immediately invested it in land. He cleared and developed land east of Albion and in Green Twp. In 1865 he removed to Avilla, purchasing there of Peter Weimer a farm of 240 acres of which he paid $12,000. He contributed much to the town of Avilla, was the principal founder of the Old People’s Home there and reserved rooms there for himself and his wife, and it was where he died. Surviving are the widow, Mary; William, his brother; Jefferson; a son and daughter of his deceased brother Mathew, George and Mrs. Calvin Keller; and an aged sister in England. + Clippings book
Storms Braden W, infant, was born and died July 13, 2005 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was the son of Nicholas W. and Danielle R. (Landis) Storms of Wawaka. Also surviving are grandparents, Les Landis of Peoria, Ariz., Delores Landis of Lake Worth, Texas, Dan and Doris Teachey of Sun City, Ariz., Oscar and Diana Storms of Rome City, Laota Storms of McArthur, Ohio, and Emmett and Marge Mitchell of Albion; a brother, Alexander, and a sister, Liberty. Graveside services Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 7-22-2005
Stotlar Ronda M, 19, died Aug 15 from injuries received in a two-vehicle accident on Baseline Road. She was born April 25, 1976 in Fort Wayne to David T. and Cynthia (Hans) Stotlar. They survive in Avilla. She was a nursing assistant at Byron Health Care Center. Also surviving are a daughter, Brooklynn N., at home; 2 brothers, David and Adam Stotlar of Avilla; a sister, Miranda Stotlar of Avilla; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Stotlar and Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Hans, all of Fort Wayne. Funeral was in D O McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. ~ 8-31-1995
Stotts Barbara, 89, pioneer resident of this township, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Goering in Kendallville on Wednesday last week. Death was due to a heart attack incident to old age. Born in Richland County, Ohio, she came to Wabash County, Ind. with her parents in 1844. A few years later the family moved to Allen Twp, and she has resided here since. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Goering of Kendallville and one son, John Stotts of this place, together with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral was Saturday at the Lewis Goering residence in Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 12-3-1925
Stotts Isaac A, born in Virginia, 1823, settled 1853; died 1896, aged 73 years, 8 months and 17 days. ~ 1896
Stotts John, 89, a native and lifelong resident of Noble County died September 27 in McCray Hospital. He had resided most of his life in this community, but had lived near Albion in recent years. Surviving are a son, William, Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. May Butler, Albion; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Clark Funeral Home, where services were conducted Saturday. Burial, King Cemetery. ~ 10-4-1951 + 9-?-1951
Stotts Laura, 77, died of a heart attack Friday at her home west of Avilla. Surviving are her husband, John; one son, William of Colfax, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Fletcher Butler of Albion; 7 grandchildren and 2 brothers, Ora Jones of Elkhart and Benjamin Jones of Kalamazoo, Mich. Funeral Monday. Burial, Hooper Cemetery. + 11-?-1939
Stough Nellie, only child of John and Julia Epp, was born in Albion June 15, 1874. On June 6, 1890 she married Boyd Stough. They moved to Galena, Kansas, where he was engaged in mining. They had one daughter, Margaret. She was a member of the Eastern Star at New Franklin, Mo. She died on June 14, 1935 at her home in Mildred, Kansas, survived by her husband and daughter. Funeral at Bonham Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 6-?-1935
Stouder Donald E, 73, of Ligonier, died Friday in his residence. He was born June 6, 1920 in Goshen to Milo and Elsie (Masters) Stouder. On October 13, 1956 in Brimfield, he married Mary Maxine Smith. She died in May 1990. He had lived in Ligonier since 1956 and was retired from Lyon & Greenleaf Mill in Ligonier where he was maintenance foreman. He was a WW II Army veteran and member of the Ligonier VFW and American Legion Post. Surviving are a son, Michael of Ligonier; 2 daughters, Marcia Leitch of Kimmell and Carol Allman of Cromwell; a brother, Tom of Goshen; 4 sisters, Evelyn Steele, Kathryn Cripe, Barbara Bollinger and Janet Stouder, all of Goshen; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phoebe Longcor; a daughter, Frankie Beckner in August 1992; and an infant son. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-29-1993
Stouder Mary M, 60, Ligonier, died today in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born November 2, 1929 in Ligonier, she was the daughter of Roy and Luella (Parcell) Smith. On October 13, 1956 in Brimfield she married Donald E. Stouder. A lifetime Ligonier resident, she was a retired secretary for Wirk Garment Co., Sorg Products and Superior Sample Co., all of Ligonier, and a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Frankie) Beckner of Ligonier, Mrs. David (Marcia) Byall of Kimmell, and Carol Allman of Cromwell; a son, Michael of Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. James (Erma) Smith of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a brother, Kenneth Smith of Ligonier; and 8 grandchildren. Services Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-21-1990
Stout Aaron Michael, 15, of Corunna, died Saturday in an accident at the family residence. He was born in DeKalb County June 11, 1978 to Doug and Debbie (Shultz) Stout. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Surviving are his parents; 2 brothers, Jacob and Benjamin; grandparents, Jerry and Bonnie Shultz and Audrey Stout; and great-grandmother Justine Brickley all of Fort Wayne. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-26-1993
Stout Annie (Ihrie), wife of W. B. Stout of Kansas City, Mo., died at her home Dec. 10 of inflammation of the bowels. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lake Ihrie of Allen Twp, born Feb. 5, 1860. She married W.B. Stout, formerly of Adrian, Mich., the traveling salesman of the American Eagle Tobacco Co. of Detroit, on her 24th birthday anniversary. About 2 years ago she and her husband removed to Kansas City. Services at Lisbon last Friday. ^ 12-20-1889
Stout Barbara A, 72, of LaOtto, died March 27, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born January 13, 1933 in DeKalb County to Edson and Mable (Grear) Days. She married Carl Stout on June 2, 1950 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Michael of LaOtto and James of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Pamala Babcock of LaOtto; a brother, Alfred Days of Corunna; 3 sisters, Joan Donat of Waterloo, Jacqueline Smith of Fort Wayne, and Sally Cheek of Auburn; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 4 sisters. She managed the LaOtto Elementary School cafeteria for 22 years, retiring in June 1994. She was a member of the LaOtto Fire Dept. Auxiliary and Emmanuel Lutheran Church where services were held March 30. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 4-7-2005
Stout Christopher, 82, died at his home southwest of this city Sunday. Funeral from Mt. Pleasant Church Tuesday. He located here in 1844 and was the father of Oliver Stout and Mrs. E.C. Weaver of this city. ^ 1-27-1899
Stout Claude B, 74, R. 3, died Wednesday at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. He was born Nov. 8, 1896 in Jefferson Twp, the son of William and Flora (Beadle) Stout. He was married in 1925 in Albion to Mary Vanderbosch. He was a lifetime resident of this area. Surviving are his widow; 3 daughters, Mrs. Howard (Betty) Strater, R. 2, Mrs. Harold (Donna) Ackerman, R. 2, and Mrs. Larry (Lorraine) Sower, Rome City; a sister, Adelaide Kims, Billings, Mont.; a brother, Frank, R. 3; nine grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A grandson, Rex Ackerman, preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-?-1971
Stout Ethel E, 70, R. 2, died Friday at McCray Hospital. The daughter of Clarence and Martha Detwiler Kehr, she was born March 8, 1903 in Elkhart County. She was married June 21, 1924 to Frank H. Stout. After moving from Syracuse, she was a resident in the Kendallville area for 49 years. She leaves 3 sons, Phillip L., R. 3, Ligonier, David K., R. 2, and Thomas L., Main St., Ligonier; a brother, Ray, Kendallville; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral July 22 at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 7-?-1973
Stout Flora, 86, (b. 9-16-1869) died December 30 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Smith. She was the widow of William Stout. She is survived by two sons, Claude, R. 3, Kendallville, and Frank, R. 1, Avilla; a daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Kims, Clarksville, Mont.; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, a brother, Chancy Beadle, Wahoo, Neb., and a sister, Mrs. Addie Varner, Holtville, Calif. Services in Clark Funeral Home January 2. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-5-1956
Stout Frank H, 96, of Kendallville, died January 6, 2000 in Kendallville Manor Healthcare Center. He was born in Kendallville October 6, 1903 to William and Flora (Beadle) Stout. On June 21, 1924 in Syracuse he married Ethel E. Kehr. She died in 1973. A lifetime area farmer, he was the oldest member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Phillip L. and Thomas L. of Ligonier, and David K. of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Claude; and a sister, Adelaide Kims. Services Monday in Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 1-6-2000
Stout H D "Curly", 74, of Kendallville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Hymers on October 24, 1919 to William P. and Grace (Neal) Stout. On June 28, 1940 in Farmersburg he married Beverly Riehm. He retired in 1982 as a building contractor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and served with the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He was a member of First Church of God in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Harry (Kay) Bohde, Karen Boleyn and Mrs. Larry (Jo) Leins, all of Kendallville; a son, Jerry of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 4 sisters, Mildred Tryon, Naomi Weir, Ruth Caton and Doris Joseph, all of Terre Haute; a brother, Rudolph of Hamilton; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-16-1994
Stout James M, 51, died Sept. 30, 2011 at his LaOtto home. He was born Aug. 13, 1960 in Louisville, Ky, to Carl M. and Barbara A. (Days) Stout. He was a former employee of American City Plumbing. Survivors include his father in Kendallville; a sister Pamela L. Babcock of Kendallville, and a brother, Michael J. Stout of LaOtto. Graveside services Saturday at Swan Cemetery. ^ 10-2-2011
Stout Joseph, 83, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Hosler of Kendallville. Also surviving is a brother, George of Saginaw, Mich. Funeral Monday from the daughter’s home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1936
Stout Mabel C, 76, of 702 N. Walnut St., LaGrange, died Thursday in LaGrange Hospital. She was born to J. Perry and Emma J. (Miller) Crow Dec. 1, 1909 in Noble County. On Jan. 20, 1940 in Topeka she married Charles E. Stout who died May 3, 1986. She was retired from the Paramount Furniture Co. in Sturgis, Mich., and was a member of the LaGrange Missionary Church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey (Carolyn) Farver of LaGrange; 2 sons, Dale O. Stout of Goshen and Wyman Collins of New Haven; 2 brothers, Burl O. Crowe of Clearwater, Fla., and Ralph Crowe of Albion; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Sunday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 6-26-1986
Stout Margaret (Kell) was born Aug. 20, 1815; died Jan. 16, aged 82 years 7 months and 4 days. She emigrated with her parents from Penn. to Ohio when about one year old. At the age of 15 she was married to George Stout. In 1854 they came to Indiana where in 1881 her husband died at the age of 79. She went to Michigan in 1882 to visit her children and has resided there and in Indiana with her children. She was the mother of 15 children, 12 of whom are living with 49 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. The remains were taken to the home of her son, Albert, where a short service took place Thursday. Burial, with her husband at Mt. Pleasant. ^ 1-21-1898
Stout Mary F, 74, died Sept. 20 in LaGrange County Hospital. She was born in Noble County Aug. 17, 1903 to William and Amelia (Bender) Vanderbosch. She and Claude B. Stout were married June 30, 1925 in Albion and he is deceased. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Betty Strater, Kendallville, Mrs. Larry (Lorraine) Sower, Rome City, and Mrs. Harold (Donna) Ackerman, Kendallville; four sisters, including a twin, Fanny Hathaway, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Miss Rose Vanderbosch, Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, Mrs. Loretta Brucker, Mishawaka and Mrs. Mabel Dobmeyer, Wolcottville; two brothers, Frank, Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, and Urban "Dutch", Avilla; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Six brothers and sisters preceded her in death. ~ 9-29-1977 + 9-?-1977
Stout Maude A, 91, 233 Riley St., died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. Born Jan. 11, 1886 in Richland County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Amos and Hannah (Souder) Snyder. She married John H. Stout in Auburn on May 23, 1906. He died on Christmas Day 1936. She had resided in Kendallville 71 years coming from Butler. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Funeral will be Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Two brothers, Ray and Clyde, preceded her in death. + 8-?-1977
Stout Mina was born Oct. 22, 1863 and died Sept. 7, 1949. Services from Louie E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home Sept. 9. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-?-1949
Stout Phillip Lee, 76, died unexpectedly July 11, 2001 at Goshen Hospital. He was employed with the Indiana State Police for 29 1/2 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WW II. He was a member of Richville United Methodist Church, West Noble American Legion Post 243 and Pioneers of Indiana State Police. He attended Indiana University and Mississippi State. He was born Feb. 20, 1925 in Kendallville to Frank Homer and Ethel E (Kehr) Stout. On Aug. 15, 1948 at Mt. Pleasant Church he married Wanda Lee Truelove. Surviving are his wife; 5 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Kirk Stout, Robert and Rebecca Stout and Mark Stout of Ligonier, John and Julie of Syracuse and Michael and Laura of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Connie Groscost of Fort Wayne and Joyce and Robin Miller of Ligonier; 2 brothers, David of Kendallville and Thomas of Ligonier; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services Monday at Richville United Methodist Church. Burial with military services at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-13-2001
Stout Rudolf Jr, 23, Hamilton, Ohio, died today at his residence. Born Dec. 17, 1954 in Kendallville, he was the son of Rudolf and Leisel (Franklin) Stout. He married Doreen Nichols. Survivors are the wife; his father and stepmother, Rudolf and Dorothy Stout, Fairfield, Ohio; 5 brothers, Ricky and Ronald Stout and Fred Steele of Ohio, Dennis Stout, Fort Wayne, Charles Steele, Virginia Beach, Va.; 9 sisters, Sonya and Tonda Stout, Mrs. Agielene Withrow, Mrs. Eileen Bowling and Mrs. Barbara Sizemore of Ohio, Dolly Carter, Cheyenne, Wyo., Nancy Stout, Lansing, Mich., Mary Plowman, Irvin, Ky., and Geraldine Butler, Fort Wayne. Funeral will be Wednesday at Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1978
Stout Susan, 78, a resident of Noble County for more than half a century, died at her home on Vine St. today. Death was due to heart trouble and a complication of diseases. For 47 years she was a resident of Jefferson Twp and has resided in Kendallville for the past ten years. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. E.C. Weaver, N. Main St., and Miss Mina; and 2 sons, William of Jefferson Twp and Oliver of Bluffton. ^ 12-19-1911
Stout Thomas L, 81, of Ligonier, died February 4, 2012 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on February 7, 1930, in Noble County to Frank and Ethel (Kerr) Stout. On January 26, 1974, he married Virginia Maggart. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1948 and eventually retired from Silgan Plastics after 38 years of service. He is survived by his wife; 2 children, Stephen (Mary Dee) Stout of Austin, Texas, and Barbara (John) Campbell of Churubusco; a grandson, Troy (Teresa) Wells of Fort Wayne; a brother, David Stout of Kendallville; 6 stepchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Stout. Memorial service Feb. 12 at Ligonier Presbyterian Church. ^ 2-7-2012
Stout Veda L, 35, who resided five miles northwest of Garrett died Sunday in the Garrett Hospital. She was born Feb. 10, 1928 in Green Twp, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth K. Scheurich. She married David Stout on March 12, 1949 in Avilla. Surviving are the parents, the husband, a daughter, Nancy 3, at home; three brothers, Maynard of Auburn, Russell of Altona, and Marion of R. 2, Avilla; Mrs. Robert Cramer of Kendallville and Mrs. Donald Steward of R. 1, Garrett. She was a member of Calvary Methodist Church, Avilla. Services were Tuesday at McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. ~ 5-9-1963
Stout William, 84, of Mt. Pleasant southeast of Albion, died last Saturday at McCray Hospital. Funeral was Tuesday at McKee & Clark Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. He is survived by the wife, Flora; one daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Kims, White Tail, Mont.; 2 sons, Frank at home and Claude, Kendallville; one sister, Miss Mina at home; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. + 1-?-1945
Stover Cora, daughter of John Wesley and Jane Zimmerman, was born near Corunna, DeKalb County, on June 29, 1868; and died Nov. 30, 1906 at the age of 38 years 59 months and 1 day. On Decoration Day 1882 she was married to William Pickett. They had 2 sons and one daughter. The daughter, Maude 19, survives. On New Year’s day 1904 she married George Stover. They had a daughter, now 11 months old. + 11-30-1906
Stowe Birdie, 4 months and 27 days, only daughter of E. L. and Helen E. Stowe, died in Chicago May 20 of cerebral spinal meningitis. Carriages to Graceland. ^ 5-29-1879
Straight Ethel Wilkins, 45, died at her home in Wisconsin Monday. The body is being sent to the Bonham Funeral Home in Albion where it will remain pending funeral. Among the surviving relatives are Mrs. Omar Stangland of near Albion. + 2-?-1942
Strait Louisa E, 91, Cincinnati, Ohio, died Feb. 26 in Cincinnati. She was born in Wolcottville on May 9, 1887, a daughter of Henry and Barbara (Park) Dickinson. She was a former Ligonier resident. She is survived by a son, Richard H.; and a daughter, Mrs. Helen Partridge of Cincinnati; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held last Friday in Oak Park Cemetery. A grandson, Rev. Richard Strait Jr. officiated. + 2-26-1979
Straman Bernard J, son of Theodore and Gertrude Straman, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 20, 1866, and at his death was 61 years, 6 months and 14 days old. At the age of 14 he came to Putnam County to work on the farm. Later he learned the blacksmith trade. In 1908 he started to work for the National Bridge Co., continuing until death. On Jan. 29, 1891 he married Lovina Shultz, who with 2 sons, Peter T. of Lima and John B. of Defiance, and 2 grandchildren; one brother, George H. of Fort Thomas, Ky., survive. Funeral was held at the home. Burial, Pomeroy Cemetery. + 1927
Straman Emma, 44, died today at her home in Brunersburg after suffering a paralytic stroke on Sept. 1 while at Hamilton, O. She was the youngest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Smith, born in Mark Twp on Feb. 14, 1890. On Nov. 8, 1913 she was married to Melvin Kehnast who died Nov. 24, 1919. She was married Feb. 8, 1923 to John B. Straman, superintendent of the Roberts Supply Co. of Lima. She is survived by her husband; a son, John B. Jr. 9; 6 brothers, Henry of Cecil, Fred W., George H., Charles, Walter and Frank A., all of Noble Twp; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Clara Travis, Brunersburg, and Mrs. Nina Mackel, Continental. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Defiance. + 1934
Straman Lavina, the daughter of Peter and Susanna Schultz, she was born in Ashland County, Ohio, April 22, 1860 and died April 27, 1931 aged 71 years and 5 days. When she was an infant her parents moved to Brushy Prairie, Ind. where the family was reared. On Jan. 29, 1891 she married Bernard J. Straman who died Oct. 4, 1927. They had Peter T. of Lima, and John B. of Defiance. The 2 sons; 4 grandchildren; and one brother, David M. Schultz of Kendallville survive. Funeral at the home. Burial, Pomeroy Cemetery. + 4-27-1931
Strange Donald, 35, died April 9, 2007 at his residence north of Kendallville. He was the owner of Dwayne's Home Improvement. He was born in Kendallville on March 3, 1972 to Donald Lee and Donna Jean (Terry) Strange. Surviving are his mother in Kendallville; a son, Corey in Kendallville; his companion, Kim Hawver and her children; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Brian and Shawna Strange and Gary Strange of Kendallville. His father died Dec. 10, 2004. Services Wednesday at Grace Christian Church, Kendallville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ^ 4-10-2007
Strange Mae, 68, of 208 Silver St., died Monday at McCray Hospital. She was born in Yellow Mt., Ky., March 14, 1914 to William and Sarah (Sturgill) Smith. On June 19, 1933 in Vest, Ky., she married Doyle Strange, who died in 1955. She moved to Kendallville in 1949. Surviving are 3 daughters, Wanda Emerick and Jeane Aichele of Kendallville, and Bobbie Jo Terry of White Pigeon, Mich.; a son, Donald of Kendallville; 4 sisters, Rose Howard and Esther Reno of Rochester, Betty Robinson of Richmond, and Ida Conley of Hindman, Ky.; a brother, Ernest Smith of Leburn, Ky.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. One son, one daughter, one sister and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home Friday. Cremation will follow. + 7-19-1982
Strater Addie, 57, died April 14 at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville from a kidney ailment. She resided all her life in Noble County and at the time of death resided on Drake Road. Her husband, Albert, was killed in a fall from a hay wagon in 1923. Funeral was Saturday. + 4-?-1938
Strater Albert, about 45, a farmer living 1 ½ miles northeast of Kendallville, suffered a broken neck last Wednesday as a result of a fall occasioned by the tipping over of a load of hay. He was moving his residence from the country to Kendallville and was taking a large load of hay to the new home. The widow survives. The body was taken to the local undertaker’s morgue. + 2-?-1923
Strater Anna Catherine (Toby) was born in Seiters, Germany April 16, 1817; died at her home near Kendallville Nov. 6, aged 88 years 6 months and 20 days. She married William Strater in Oct. 1839. She and her husband immigrated to this country in 1843, living at Mansfield, Ohio for 4 years; then they moved to Indiana and settled on the present home place near Kendallville. They had 5 sons and 3 daughters. These together with 35 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren survive. Her husband died March 25, 1897. Funeral at the residence. ^ 11-17-1905
Strater Audrey L, 66, of 658 Dowling St., died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital. She was born in Cedarville on March 25, 1922, the daughter of Samuel and Edith Wilks. On April 19, 1942 in Brimfield, she married Frederick C. Strater. She moved to Kendallville 50 years ago from Cedarville and was a member of First Christian Church, Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Norma Haley of Kendallville; a sister, Lillian Hague of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Arthur of Auburn, and Delbert of Sanford, Fla.; a grandson, Tanner Haley of Kendallville. A sister, Evelyn Mowery, preceded her in death. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-6-1988
Strater Belle S, 88, widow of Bert Strater and a lifetime resident of Noble County, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. Born in Jefferson Twp Aug. 23, 1881, she was the daughter of George Kiser and Lillie Phillips. Surviving are 2 sons, Kenneth Gehring, R. 1, and Robert Gehring, 545 E. Wayne St.; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Two daughters, Hazel and Celia; and a brother, Fred, preceded her in death. Funeral will be Sunday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1970
Strater Bert - Funeral services for Bert Strater, father of Kenneth Strater, Avilla, were held Tuesday in the L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home in Kendallville. A lifetime resident of Kendallville area, he was born Sept. 25, 1882, the son of John and Lottie Fryer Strater. He was 83 and died Sunday in McCray Hospital. His first wife, Mary, died in 1956, and he was remarried in 1958 to Belle Gehring, who survives. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Ben Hur and Odd Fellows Lodges. Surviving in addition to the widow and son, Kenneth, are a daughter, Mrs. Amelia Geiser, 4 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 7-21-1966 + 7-?-1966
Strater Bessie Opal, 82, an area resident, R. 7, Columbia City, died in Whitley County Hospital Feb. 28. She was born in 1889 in Green Twp, the daughter of Moses and Ellen Moree Fisher. She married Carl Hoffman in 1909 and Carl Strater in 1936. He died in 1964. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two sons, Raymond Hoffman of R. 7, Columbia City, and Earlyn Hoffman of Fort Wayne; four daughters, Mrs. Glen Gunder of Ligonier, Mrs. Earl Coulter of Huntertown, Mrs. Edward Bohde of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Ruby Watts of Wichita, Kan.; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Maude Brumbaugh of Albion; and two brothers, William of Florida and Frank of Avilla. Services at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco March 1. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 3-9-1972 + 2-28-1972
Strater Beulah (Glass), 90, a former Kendallville resident, died Monday in a nursing home near Dunkirk. Graveside services were held Thursday in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. She was the widow of Carl Strater. A daughter also preceded her in death. Her son, Donald and his wife who reside in the Joliet, Ill., area, hosted a family dinner in Albion following the graveside rites. + No date
Strater Cedric W, 63, of R. 1, Kendallville, died today in McCray Hospital. Born in Kendallville Sept. 30, 1915, he was the son of Claude and Zella (Ackerman) Strater. He married Helen M. Schoup Feb. 7, 1940 in Steuben County. He was a farmer and a lifetime resident of the area, a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church. Survivors include his father; his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Joan) Hosford of R. 1, Wawaka; a son, Doyne C. of R. 1, Churubusco; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1979
Strater Claude, 89, of R. 1, died Tuesday at his residence. Born July 29, 1892 in Noble County, he was the son of John and Charlotte (Fryer) Strater. He married Zella C. Ackerman Nov. 18, 1914 in Albion. She died Oct. 13, 1961. He had been a farmer. Surviving are 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Jack (Joan) Hosford of Wawaka, and Doyne C. of Churubusco; and 6 great-grandchildren. A son, one brother and one sister preceded him in death. Services Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-20-1982
Strater Cody Reade died Oct. 27, 2004 shortly after birth at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Surviving are his parents, Scott and Belinda Strater of Kendallville; a sister, Stacey; grandparents, Gary and Nancy Strater of Kendallville and Floyd and Angie Maxton of Columbia City; and great-grandmother, Kathryn Ligman of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Larry Biddle. Private services Monday at South Milford Cemetery. ^ 10-31-2004
Strater Dale O, 91, formerly of Cree Lake, died at the United Methodist Home in Warren Saturday. He was the son of Harvey A. and Mollie (Spence) Strater, born Aug. 28, 1895 in Noble County. On Feb. 24, 1917 in Albion he married Fern Mahnesmith, who died July 21, 1973. He was a carpenter and farmer. Surviving are 3 daughters, Frances Miller of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Russell (Betty) Strouse and Mrs. August (Phyllis) Sprandel of Kendallville; a daughter-in-law, Kay Strater Ligman of Kendallville; a sister, Jean Adams of North Manchester; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A son, Donald; 3 sisters and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-14-1987
Strater Dorothy M, 63, was found dead in her home in Chicago Tuesday. She was born Nov. 1, 1911 in Kendallville to Carl A. and Beulah (Glass) Strater. She was a retired school teacher and office clerk. Surviving are her mother, in Dunkirk; and one brother, Donald, Mazon, Ill. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 12-?-1974
Strater Edwin, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Strater of near Fort Wayne, died Wednesday from pneumonia and complications. The family formerly resided on the Faux farm near Brimfield. He is survived by the parents; 3 sisters, Louise 3, Mary Ann 15 months and Marcia 6 weeks. Funeral Friday from Henry B. Walter home in Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1935
Strater Elmer F, 55, died Sunday at the VA Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 23, 1915 in Noble County, the son of Willis and Amanda (Holcomb) Strater. He was married to Jessie Stevens in 1965. A resident of Yorktown for more than 2 years, he formerly was employed as a truck driver for McCray Corp. He was a veteran of WW II, a member of DAV, VFW in Kendallville, and American Legion Post 381, Rome City. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Patricia Miller, Rome City; a son, Paul in Wash.; one sister, Alice Meagher, Columbus; 2 brothers, Harold, Kendallville, and Keith, Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1971
Strater Emory, 75, was born May 12, 1896 in Kendallville to Frank H. and Lillie (Owen) Strater. He was married to Florence Eldridge June 8, 1918 in Kendallville. He was a retired farmer and a member of Albion Senior Citizens Merry Go Round Club and Asbury United Methodist Church. He died in Lutheran Hospital April 2 of a heart attack. Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Berniece) Thompson of Albion; one son, Max H. of Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Arie Bellis and Mrs. Alice Lasho of Kendallville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 5 in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-13-1972 + 4-?-1972
Strater Erma K, 92, of Avilla, died June 13, 2000 in Kendallville Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 4, 1907 in Green Twp to George and Mary (Pook) Bohnenberger. On December 15, 1947 she married Kenneth Strater in the Avilla Lutheran parsonage. He died April 17, 1992. Surviving are 2 stepsons, Kay Strater of New York and Max Strater of Huntertown; 3 step-grandchildren. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Services Friday in Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 6-15-2000
Strater Essie Pearl, 77, R. 2, died Friday at the home of her son, Howard of R. 2. She was born in DeKalb County and was a resident here 46 years. Her husband, Norman, died in July 1955. She is survived by the son and a brother, Elmer Lehner, Garrett. One son preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1972
Strater Eva L was born near Brimfield, Ind. April 24, 1858, the daughter of Daniel and Catharine Bowman. She was one of 11 children, all of whom with her parents have preceded her in death. She married J. Martin Strater. He died in Sept. 1929. One son was born to them, Garwin, who died at the age of 5 months. They adopted 2 children, who survive her, Clarence of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Pearl Knowles of Battle Creek, Mich. There are 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a charter member of Center Chapel U. B. Church. In the morning of the first day of the New Year she died, being 80 years, 8 months and 7 days of age. Funeral at Center Chapel Church on Jan. 3. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1939
Strater Fern I, 75, R. 1, Cree Lake, died at the Kendallville Nursing Home Saturday. A lifetime resident of Noble and LaGrange Counties, she was born March 24, 1898 to Leander and Ida Belle Cramer Mahnesmith. She married Dale O. Strater Feb. 24, 1917 in Albion. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. Francis Miller, Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Russel (Betty) Strouse, and Mrs. August (Phyllis) Sprandel, Kendallville; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. A son, Donald L., a sister and a brother preceded her in death. Funeral at Berhalter-Preston Mortuary Tuesday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 7-?-1973
Strater Florence, 93, of Albion, died Sunday (d.4-16-1989) in McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1895 in Kendallville, the daughter of Matthew and Emma (Harter) Eldridge. On June 8, 1917 in Kendallville she married Emory W. Strater who died in 1972. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and a charter member of Jefferson Twp Homemakers’ Club. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Berniece) Thompson of Albion; a son, Max H. of Albion; 3 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. One grandchild and one sister preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-16-1989
Strater Forrest G, 66, Otsego, Mich., died Sunday. Born Nov. 8, 1911 in Noble County, he was the son of Glen and Martha (Pankop) Strater. He married Helen Forker in Kendallville March 28, 1936. He was a teacher for the Lawton and Otsego Public Schools for 37 years prior to his retirement in 1974. Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Patricia) Davis, Berrien Springs, Mich.; one son, Ron, Middleville, Mich.; 4 grandchildren. Funeral today in Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Burial, Mountain Home Cemetery. + 6-?-1978
Strater Frank, 74, lifelong resident of this community and Orange Twp farmer, died last night at his home 2 ½ miles west of this city on U. S. 6 from heart trouble. He was born Jan. 31, 1860 on the farm where he died and had always resided. He was the son of William and Catherine Strater, early settlers of this community and was the youngest of a family of 8 children, 2 of whom survive. He was a farmer. He married Lillian Owen on June 8, 1888, and they had 5 children, 4 of whom survive. Surviving are the widow; Willis, near Kendallville, Mrs. Alice Lasho, Rome City, Mrs. Arie Bellis and Emory, Kendallville; one brother and sister, Mrs. Emma Forker, Kendallville, and Edward Strater, Hudson; 9 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-5-1934
Strater Fred died this afternoon at his home about 3 miles northwest of the city. He was a pioneer farmer of Noble County, having passed the earlier part of the 60 years of his life on his father’s farm in the neighborhood of his later home. He leaves a wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters besides 3 brothers, Ed, Frank and John, his brother Will having preceded him in death a few months ago. ^ 1-10-1910 He was born near Mansfield, O., Sept. 23, 1845; died at this home near Kendallville Jan. 10, aged 64 years, 3 months and 17 days. Frederick, the name bestowed upon him by his parents, William and Catherine Strater, at infant baptism is from the German meaning abounding in peace. In 1847 his parents moved to the then wilderness and settled on a farm near Kendallville. He remained on the home farm until his marriage with Ida Iddings June 8, 1879. Near the old home a new home was set up. They had 5 children, Frank, Carl, Sylvie, Robert and Catherine, now Mrs. Blanche Butler. These, together with 3 brothers and 3 sisters survive. ^ 1-15-1910
Strater Harold "Red", 73, of Kendallville, died January 25, 1992 in McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville May 29, 1918, the son of William and Amanda (Holcomb) Strater. A veteran of WW II, he retired in 1981 from Newnam Foundry and was a member of American Legion Post 240 and Eagles Lodge 2455 in Albion. He was married in Merriam February 14, 1946 to Ruth Haney. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Daniel of South Milford, and Ray of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Margaret of Albion; a sister, Alice Meagher of Columbus; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Elmer and Keith, preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-2-1992
Strater Helen M, 94, of Kendallville, died February 20, 2013 in North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. She was born October 15, 1918, in DeKalb County to John F. and Ethel Mae (Kahler) Schoup. On February 7, 1941, in Angola she married Cedric W. Strater. He died April 4, 1979. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Jack Hosford of Wawaka; a son, Doyne Strater of Wawaka; 6 grandchildren, Eric Strater of Albion, Kevin (Tracy) Strater of Albion, Kristi (Dave) Stroder of Churubusco, James (Nancy) Hosford of Wawaka, Joel (Anita) Hosford of Albion, and Jason (Susan) Hosford of Albion; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Loyal Schoup, and a sister, Vivian Brand. Funeral February 23, 2013 in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-22-2013
Strater Hollie J of Casey, Wis., died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minn. He was born Feb. 24, 1915 in Kendallville and moved to Spooner, Wis. in 1957. On Feb. 25, 1967 he married Helen Schuch. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 385, Eau Claire, Wis. and was employed as a certified welder and steamfitter and formerly owned and operated the Twin Oaks Tavern. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Peggy Busch of Spooner, Wis., and Dixie Scalzo of Kendallville; a stepdaughter, Geraldine Prueher of Eau Claire; a stepson, Romaine Lund of Eau Claire; 2 brothers, Frederick and Robert of Kendallville; a sister, Ruth McClellan of Corunna; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church, Spooner, Wis. Burial, Spooner Cemetery. + 3-13-1989
Strater Howard Lee, 50, R. 4, Kendallville, died today at his residence. Born Jan. 9, 1927 in Kendallville, he was the son of Norman R. and Essie Pearl (Lehner) Strater. He married Betty Stout July 7, 1944 in Kendallville. He was a lifetime resident of the Kendallville area and was a farmer. He was a member of Mitchell St. Methodist Church, Noble County Farm Bureau and Noble County Pork Producers. Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Stevens, 1247 Indiana Ave.; one son, Clairdon, R. 4; 3 grandchildren, Norman Strater 11, Joatta Strater 6, and Jennie Stevens 6. One brother preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1977
Strater Ida Louise, 80, died Thursday at her home 1 ½ miles west of Kendallville. Born near Albion Nov. 21, 1860, she was the daughter of Jackson and Barbara Iddings. At the age of 2 years she was moved to the vicinity of her present home and had since been a resident there. She was married June 8, 1879 to Frederick Strater who died 31 years ago. She was the last member of a family of 13 children. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, Carl and Rob, Mrs. Sylvia Uhl and Mrs. Katherine Butler, all of near Kendallville. Funeral Saturday at the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1941
Strater Jennie (Ross), 79, died last Wednesday in her home of a heart ailment. She was a member of the local Evangelical Church. Surviving are one son, Norman, farmer near here; and one daughter, Dorothy at home; 2 grandsons; and one brother, Walter Ross near Wolcottville. Funeral Friday in the Evangelical Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1939
Strater John F was born at Nordhofen, Germany in 1825. With his parents he immigrated to this country in 1843 and made their home in Richland County, Ohio. He was married to Anna M. Toby in 1849. They had 6 sons and 6 daughters. The first son died at the age of 2 years and 11 months and in 1892 on Dec. 2, Mrs. Strater died. He came to Noble County in 1851, one of the pioneers who had to endure the hardships and privations of the times. He died Dec. 26, 1896, 71 years 6 months and 16 days. ^ 1-1-1897
Strater John William was born in the town of Vielbach, Province of Nausau, Germany, Dec. 19, 1813; and died at his home near Kendallville March 25, 1897, aged 83 years 3 months and 6 days. When a boy and during his young manhood he worked on a farm and in a tannery in Germany. When the time came for the young man to be drafted into the army of Germany for 6 years of service an accident occurred to the examining physician from which the boy’s father rescued the doctor, and as a reward for this, young William was saved from the military service. When he was in his 26th year he married Catharine Toby Nov. 20, 1839. In 1843 they emigrated to this country and settled in Richland County, Ohio, where they lived 4 years. They then moved to Indiana and settled on the farm near Kendallville where they have since resided. His wife and sister, Mrs. Mary Hartenfels, 5 sons, 3 daughters, 35 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren survive. He and his wife were reared and confirmed in the Protestant German Reformed Church. Funeral at the family residence March 28. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-2-1897
Strater Keith E, 59, of 2737 W. Washington Center Road, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital. Born in Noble County Oct. 20, 1922, he was the son of Willis and Amanda (Holcomb) Strater and had resided in Fort Wayne 38 years. Thirty-nine years ago he married Mildred E. Meagher. He was employed in the maintenance department of International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. for 32 years. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Judy Sheets; and a son, David of Fort Wayne; a brother, Harold of Kendallville; a sister, Alice Meagher of Columbus; and 5 grandchildren. Services Saturday in C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 12-30-1981
Strater Kenneth J, 86, died April 17, 1992 at his Avilla home. He was born December 23, 1905 in Orange Twp to Bert and Mary (Mellott) Strater. On December 5, 1947 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church parsonage he married Erma Bohnenberger. A U.S. Navy WW II veteran, he retired from Fruehauf in 1971. He belonged to Immanuel Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 240 in Avilla and the VFW. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Kay of New York and Max of Huntertown; one sister, Mary Geiser of Kendallville; and 3 grandchildren. Services at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-17-1992
Strater Lulu, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Strater, was born Sept. 11, 1889, died Aug. 26, aged 4 years, 11 months and 15 days. ^ 8-31-1894
Strater Mary, 63, died Friday at her home near Kendallville. Surviving are the husband, Harvey A.; 5 children, Mrs. Wilma Grossman of Kendallville, Mrs. Edna Maurer of Canton, O., Mrs. Ollie Herb of Hawaii, Mrs. Jean Adams at home, and Dale of South Milford. Funeral Sunday at Center Chapel Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-?-1936
Strater Mary M, 73, died in her sleep early today at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Geiser, near the Angling road northwest of here. Wife of Bert Strater, she was suffering a heart disorder and had been in declining health about six months. A native of Mt. Vernon, Oh., she came to this community as a young girl and had lived in Kendallville area ever since. She and her husband made their home at 117 Sargent Street. For many years she was president of the Ladies Aid of the First Church of Christ. She also was a past noble grand of Kendallville Rebekah Lodge 378 and a member of the Past Noble Grand’s Club. Her lodge affiliations also included Ben Hur Court No. 20, in which she was a former officer. She also was active in several other organizations here. Born May 3, 1883, she was a daughter of Joseph and Celina Mellott. Her marriage to Mr. Strater took place in 1904. Also surviving is a son, Kenneth Strater of Avilla and 4 grandchildren. Services Saturday at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-27-1956 Contributed by Judy Richter.
Strater Robert B, 89, of Kendallville, died August 30, 2013 in his residence. He was a farmer in Woodruff and Kendallville. He had also worked in bridge construction. Along with his wife, Marie, they owned Marie’s Fabrics for over 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Kendallville VFW Post 2749, Kendallville American Legion Post 86, and the Kendallville Eagles. He was born November 2, 1923, in Kendallville, to Robert Grover and Elsie (Newman) Strater. On October 26, 1946 in Churubusco he married Marie Leitch. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Glenna Mae Becker of Fort Wayne and Rita Derrow of LaOtto; 4 grandchildren, Cristalle (Ben) Kline, Michelle (Chris) Gibson, and twins, Steve (Michelle) Becker and Summer Becker; and 4 great granddaughters, Madison Kline, Hayley Kline, Drew Becker, and Allison Becker. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert C. Strater; 2 brothers, Hollie Strater and Frederick Strater; a sister, Ruth McClellan; and 2 infant brothers, Donald and Warren Strater. Funeral, September 5 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-3-2013
Strater Robert C "Bobby", 53, of Kendallville, died August 21, 2004 at DeKalb Hospital after struggling with mental illness and cancer. He was born October 7, 1950 in Kendallville to Robert B. and Marie (Leitch) Strater. Surviving are his parents and 2 sisters, Glenna Mae Becker of Huntertown, and Rita Fay Derrow of LaOtto; 3 nieces and one nephew. He was a farmer in Kendallville and Wolcottville. He graduated in 1970 from East Noble High School. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-26-2004
Strater Robert G, brother of Carl Strater, LaOtto, died June 9 in Kondas Nursing Home at Kendallville. Services were in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. The son of Fred and Ida Iddings Strater, he was born February 9, 1886 and lived his entire life in and around Kendallville. Surviving are three sons, Holly J., Spooner, Wis., Fred C., Kendallville, and Robert Byron, R. 1, Wolcottville; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth McClellen, Kendallville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His brother, Carl of LaOtto and two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Uhl, Kendallville, and Mrs. Kittie Butler, Kokomo, also survive. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 6-13-1963
Strater Ruth J, 84, of Albion, died Dec. 1, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 9, 1927 to Bruce and Eva Margaret (Seymour) Haney. She graduated from Albion High School in 1945 and married Harold Ray Strater on February 14, 1946. He died Jan. 25, 1992. She was employed with United Technologies in Topeka and Ligonier. She also worked at the Sun-Brite Laundromat in Kendallville.  She attended Berean Baptist Church in Albion and was a member of the Albion Eagles Auxiliary and the Avilla American Legion. Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Ellen Strater of Albion, 2 sons, Ray and Patricia Strater of Fort Wayne and Daniel and Nancy Strater of South Milford; 8 grandchildren: Bruce Strater, Scott and Nan Strater, Julie McComb, Christopher McComb, Jeff McComb, Michael Strater, Lori Strater,; and Tim and Jeni Strater; 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Troy Biberstine, who died Feb. 11, 2009; her brother, Robert Haney; and a sister, Alice Shisler. Funeral Dec. 7 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-4-2011
Strater William of 432 N. Main St. died this morning from Bright’s disease with other complications. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. John Beegin and Mrs. David Ackerman; one grandson; 4 brothers, Fred, John, Ed and Frank; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Catherine Sawyer, Mrs. D. S. S. Wible, and Mrs. J. J. Forker. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Strater, born in Orange Twp on Oct. 5, 59 years ago. At an early age he began to learn the blacksmith trade with Peter Snyder of Kendallville and followed his trade in Kendallville. At the time he retired about 5 years ago he owned the blacksmith shop on N. Main St. now occupied by Babcock Garage. Funeral Thursday at the residence. ^ 10-19-1909
Strater Willis R, 74, retired farmer and until 6 months ago a lifetime resident of the county, died Saturday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had resided many years on a farm on R. 3 west of the city. He was born May 22, 1890. His wife, Amanda, died in 1959. Surviving are 3 sons, Keith, Fort Wayne, Harold near Kendallville, and Elmer, Lafayette; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Meagher, Columbus, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; a brother Emory, Albion; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank Lasho and Mrs. Tom Bellis of near Kendallville. Services at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1965
Stratton Nancy Ann died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Easley in this city Nov. 21. She was born in Oxford County, Maine, Aug. 16, 1815 and was 85 years, 3 months and 5 days at the time of her death. Funeral at the U. B. Church. Burial, Fulk Cemetery. Six of her grandsons acted as pall bearers. * 11-21-1900
Straub Maria died June 29, 1897 from the residence of her brother, Prof. S. W. Straub, 6403 Monroe Ave., Chicago. She was born October 27, 1838 in Butler Twp, DeKalb County. Her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Straub (formerly spelled Stroup) came to that part of the then "west" in the early autumn of 1835. Maria was the sixth of eight children - Henry, Susanna (who died in childhood), Simon P., Mary A., Maria, Barbara E., and Solomon W. Her remains were carried to LaOtto Thursday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 7-8-1897
Straub William Henry, 41, died of uremic poisoning today at Lakeside Hospital. He was a resident of Fort Wayne and came here 3 years ago and operated an auto paint shop. Surviving are the widow and several brothers and sisters. Funeral was Tuesday. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 2-?-1939
Straus Robert I. D., 80, the last surviving native of Ligonier to bear the name of the town’s pioneering German-Jewish family, died Friday in Chicago. He had retired in 1980 after working more than 25 years as a buyer and salesman for Rolled Steel Corp. in Skokie, Ill. He was the grandson of Jacob Straus. His uncle Simon J. was mayor of Ligonier in 1895. He was born with the middle name Stern but took the middle initials I.D. after the death of his father, Isaac D., who died in Chicago in 1921. He is survived by his wife, Isabelle. He was preceded in death by a brother, James I.D. (nee James Morton), and a twin, Mortimer Becker Straus. His first wife, Yvonne Shamberg preceded him in death. His only child, Mrs. Sharon Perlow, died in 1983. Funeral was Tuesday at Piser Weinstein Menorah Chapel in Chicago. Burial, Mt. Mayriv Cemetery. + 9-16-1988
Straus Simon J died Sunday in the Straus apartments in Chicago. He was born in Ligonier about 66 years ago to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Straus, pioneer residents. He founded Citizen’s Bank, and his sons Simon and Isaac D. succeeded to its control. He was president of Straus Brothers Co. and a director of the Ligonier Refrigerator Co. The Straus brothers left Ligonier about 6 years ago, locating in Chicago, where Isaac D. died in 1924. He is survived by his widow; a son, Stanley; and a daughter, Gwendolyn. Funeral was in Chicago Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1928
Straus Simon William, 63, died at his suite at the Hotel Ambassador today. Generally recognized as the originator of the modern first mortgage real estate bond, he was one of the pioneers in aiding the development of the American skyscraper. His father, Frederick, founded the Citizens Bank in Ligonier after he came to this country from Germany. He founded the Franklin Trust & Savings Bank in Chicago in 1911 and in 1928 established the Straus National Bank & Trust Companies of New York. He was the founder of the Ravisloe Country Club in Chicago. Surviving are the widow, the former Hattie Klee of Pittsburgh, whom he married in 1895; 3 daughters, Mrs. Louise Celestin, Mrs. Herbert S. Martin, and Mrs. Vladimir S. Rachevsky; and 2 brothers, Arthur and S. J. T. of Chicago. + 9-?-1930
Straw Carl H, 63, 308 N. York St., Albion, died today (d.7-18-1977) at his residence. Born March 29, 1914, he was the son of Carl and Goldie (Smith) Straw. He came to Albion 14 months ago from Huntington to live with his daughter, Mrs. Carl Schott. Survivors include the daughter, 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 8 sisters and 4 brothers. Two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1977
Strawser Carl D, South Milford, died Dec. 13 in the emergency room of McCray Hospital. He was born in Salem Center June 22, 1897, the son of Sherman and Della (Anstett) Strawser. He married Imogene Bassett in 1917, and she died in 1965. He then married Mary Martha (Karrick) Cabb June 8, 1974. He was a retired construction worker and farmer and a member of the Methodist Church and several area organizations. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Keith (Mildred) Todd, Howe, Mrs. Max (Carol) Helmer, LaGrange, and Mrs. Donald (Naomi) Moore, Kokomo; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Eugene (Mary Lou) Bodziony of Middlebury Heights, Ohio, and Mrs. William (Roberta Ann) Cripe, Zionsville; two sons, Forrest and Sherman, both Kendallville; two sisters, Verda Dailey, Angola, and Ruby Gantt, Hudson; a brother, Wayne, Angola; 27 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two brothers and one sister. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ~ 12-22-1983 + 12-13-1983
Strawser Carol Jean, 80, died Sept. 22, 2006 at Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. She was born Sept. 10, 1926 in Kendallville to George S. and Wilma H. (Uhl) Faux. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1944 and married Forrest Owen Strawser on Oct. 21, 1945 in Kendallville. He died May 22, 2003. She was employed with Strawser Brothers Construction as a bookkeeper and accountant from 1950 to 1993. Surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Maynard and Marilyn Strawser of Coldwater, Mich., Robert and Jean Strawser of Auburn, Stephen and Teresa Strawser of Fort Wayne, and Randall Strawser of Kendallville; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda, in 1946; and a brother, Maynard Faux, who died in WW II. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 9-24-2006
Strawser Forrest O, 78, died May 22, 2003 at the Cheboygan Community Hospital in Cheboygan, Mich. He was co-owner of Strawser Brothers Construction from 1950 until retirement in 1993. He was a member of the Masonic and Elks lodges and had attended the Church of the Nazarene. He was born in Scott, Ind. Aug. 19, 1924 to Carl D. and Imogene M. (Bassett) Srawser. He married Carol Jean Faux Oct. 21, 1945 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, Maynard and Marilyn of Coldwater, Mich., Robert and Jean of Auburn, Stephen and Teresa of Fort Wayne and Randall of Fort Wayne; a brother and sister-in-law, Sherman and Marjorie of Kendallville; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Mildred Todd of Howe, Carol Helmer of LaGrange and Naomi and Don Moore of Kokomo; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a daughter, Linda in 1946. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ^ 5-23-2003
Strawser Herman L, 54, of R. 1, Rome City, died Saturday at McCray Hospital. He was born Aug. 21, 1929 to Wade and C. Lorene (Smith) Strawser. On Feb. 26, 1950 in Salem Center, he married Mary Elizabeth Butler. A former employee of No-Sag in Kendallville, he moved to Rome City 20 years ago from Kendallville. He was a lifetime member of the Angola Moose Lodge and the First Christian Church of Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Vicki Brady, Toni Mast and Peggy Brown of R. 1, Rome City; a sister, Mrs. Dean (Twylo) Norman of Hudson; and 8 grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Hutchins-Armes Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Block Cemetery, Salem Center. + 2-?-1984
Strayer Hazel, 90, LaGrange, died February 19, 2003 at Life Care Center of LaGrange. She was born in Avilla January 14, 1913 to Jesse and Myrtie (Craven) Gingrich. She married Loren C. Strayer January 19, 1933 in LaGrange. He died July 24, 1989. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne L. and Mary Strayer of Howe; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 3 sisters, Hilda Sherwood and Mildred Gingrich; and 3 brothers, Herman, Harvey and Harrison Gingrich. She was a homemaker and member of East Springfield United Methodist Church and Ladies' Aid. Services in LaGrange. Burial, East Springfield Cemetery. ~ 3-6-2003
Strayer John, 51, former resident of this city, died Tuesday at the Easthaven Hospital. Funeral will be Friday from the Methodist Episcopal Church at Wolcottville. His wife was formerly Clara Harker. Surviving are the widow and one son, Clarence, Wolcottville; the mother, Mrs. Daniel Strayer, Wolcottville; 3 brothers and one sister, Isaac Strayer and Mrs. Anderson Miller, Wolcottville; George and Albert, Chicago. ^ 2-15-1934
Strayer John Orlia, 5 years, 2 months and 2 days, only child of William and Sarah Ann Strayer, died at Applemenburg Aug. 26. ^ 9-5-1877
Strayer Loren C, 79, of R. 2, LaGrange, died Monday in LaGrange Hospital. He was born Jan. 2, 1910 in LaGrange County, the son of Archie and Bessie (Wilson) Strayer. On Jan. 19, 1933 in LaGrange he married Hazel C. Gingerich. A retired farmer and security guard of Annand and Pinkerton Security Companies, he was Springfield Twp trustee from 1961 to 72 and served on the Springfield Twp advisory board. He was a member of the East Springfield Methodist Church and a charter member of the Mongo Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; a son, Wayne L. of Howe; 2 sisters, Mrs. Herman (Eva) Shenk and Mrs. Paul (Violet) Mansburger of Hudson; a brother, Marion of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, East Springfield Cemetery. + 7-24-1989
Strayer Marion A, 82, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Plato June 9, 1916 to Archie C. and Bessie (Wilson) Strayer. On August 14, 1938 in Wolcottville he married Bertha E. Baker. He was former manager of Home Grain Co. in South Milford and retired in 1980 after 30 years with Steckley's Mill & Hatchery in Kendallville. He was a member of South Milford Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Karen) VanWagner of Davenport, Fla.; a son, Norman C. of Leesburg; 6 grandchildren, Kevin Strayer, Steve and Renee McCall, Mike and Robin Clarke, Randy and Lisa VanWagner, Jeff and Rochelle Rabold and Ryan VanWagner; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Loren; and 2 sisters, Eva Schenk and Violet Mansberger. Funeral Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-24-1999
Streb Alfred, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Streb of Kendallville, was drowned today while swimming at the Kendallville Park beach, Bixler Lake. He suffered a heart attack before drowning. He came here with his parents from Germany about 2 years ago. He was an employee of the State Highway Department. The body was taken to the Berhalter undertaking parlors. + 8-?-1928
Streb Charles D "Chuck", 62, of Kendallville, died Wednesday at his residence from cancer. Born in Kendallville December 16, 1927, he was the son of Harold Christopher and Gertrude C. (Zimmerman) Streb. On June 23, 1967 in Ligonier he married Stella M. Amburgey. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he was core room foreman at Newnam Foundry for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and for 8 years was co-owner and operator of Chuckwagon Restaurant in Kendallville. Most recently he had been employed at Newnam Foundry by Sparkman Security. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1301 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Sherry Rigsby of Kendallville and Kelly Zimmerman of Valentine; 5 sons, Chris, Jeremy and Rick of Kendallville, Steve of Sedalia, Mo., and Paul of Olathe, Kan.; a sister, Linda Kerlin of Albion; a brother, Richard of LaGrange; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-21-1990
Streb Gertrude C, 77, R. 3, Kendallville, died Sunday at her residence. She was born in Wolcottville Jan. 13, 1910, the daughter of William and Clara (Metzger) Zimmerman. On Dec. 12, 1925 in Kendallville she married Harold C. Streb. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Linda L. Kerlin of Ligonier; 2 sons, Charles D., Kendallville, and Richard A., LaGrange; 2 sisters, Mildred Scott of Fort Wayne, and Dorothea McCoy of Piqua, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-25-1987
Streb Harold Christopher, 81, died Tuesday at his home on Albion Road near Ligonier. He had been a lifetime Kendallville resident until moving near Ligonier in Feb. this year. He was born in Kendallville May 24, 1907, the son of Charles H. and Louisa (Flotow) Streb. In Kendallville on Dec. 12, 1925 he married Gertrude Zimmerman. She died Oct. 25, 1987. He retired in 1972 from Newnam Foundry where he was a coremaker for 45 years. He was a member of the Coremakers Union. Surviving are a daughter, Linda L. Kerlin, Ligonier; 2 sons, Charles D., Kendallville, and Richard A., LaGrange; 15 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. One brother, Albert, and a sister, Gertrude, preceded him in death. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-7-1988
Streb Rick Alan, 53, died Sept. 28, 2001 at his place of employment, the Lamplighter. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1965 and had been a maintenance worker at the Lamplighter for 12 years. He was born Nov. 8, 1947 in Kendallville to Charles Streb and Virginia (Cunningham) Streb Houser. Surviving are his daughter, Tammy Streb of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Kelly North of Alaska and Chareen Rigsby of Kendallville; and 2 brothers, Steve and Paul of Missouri. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-30-2001
Streb Stella May, 48, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne from lung cancer. She was born in Knott County, Ky., March 25, 1946 to John P. and Myrtle (Day) Amburgey. She married Charles D. Streb on June 23, 1964 in Ligonier. She moved from Ky. to Kendallville 35 years ago and was employed several years by Bertsch Food Service, Garrett. With her late husband, she co-owned and operated Chuckwagon Restaurant for 8 years. She was a member of Women of the Moose 730 in Kendallville. Surviving are her mother, Myrtle Burkett in Kimmell; 2 sons, Chris and Jeremy of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Virgie Rensner of Kendallville, and Tammy Burkett of Kimmell; and a grandson, Christopher Streb. Preceding her in death were her father in 1954; her husband in March 1990; a brother, Shelby Amburgey in December 1989; and a sister, Dee Begley in October 1993. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-8-1994
Streby Alva, 56, died yesterday in LaGrange County Hospital. He was born in Albion. Several years ago he purchased a farm three and one-half miles east of Brighton, where he had since made his home. Surviving are the widow and four children. A short service will be held Friday at Caton Brothers Funeral Home. The body will then be taken to the Mt. Pleasant Church where services will be held. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 3-?-1940
Streby Anna (Williams) was born in Pittsburgh, Penn. Aug. 25, 1842 and died at the old home in Jefferson Twp Aug. 13, 1924, aged 81 years, 11 months and 18 days. On July 25, 1864 she was married to George W. Streby. Their lives were spent together in Ohio and in Noble County, Ind. They had 7 children, one of whom, Franklin Ross, died about a year ago. Surviving are Mrs. Minnie Bell Langdon of Kalamazoo, Oliver of Jefferson Twp, Mrs. Isabelle McClure of near Albion, Charles of North Webster, and Alva and Guy of Jefferson Twp. There are 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1905. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church last Friday. Burial, church cemetery. + 8-?-1924
Streby Carl K, 80, died September 11, 1991 at home. He retired in 1970 from Snyder Grain Co., Churubusco, after 26 years. His wife, Mary E., died in 1963. Surviving are 2 sons, Kenneth of Columbia City and Robert of Dayton, Wash: his live-in companion of 20 years, Roberta Lambert; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-11-1991
Streby Carrie B, 65, (b.11-21-1888 - d.7-28-1954) native of Jefferson Twp, died in Parkview Hospital at Plymouth of apoplexy. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hines and resided in the Skinner Lake area. Her husband, Alva, died 15 years ago in Michigan where they resided for a time. Also surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Albert Jeffries of Mishawaka; and 2 sons, Lloyd, Stryker, Ohio, and Ward of Jefferson Twp. Rites were held Saturday from Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 8-?-1954
Streby Edythe M, 70, of 1004 S. State St., Kendallville, died Nov. 26, 1989 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 22, 1919, the daughter of Frank and Alma (Black) Smith. On Oct. 9, 1937 in Goshen she married Ward A. Streby. A lifetime Noble County resident, she moved to Kendallville from Albion in 1963. She was a member of Rehoboth Missionary Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Sharon of North Webster, and Marilyn Dressler of Fort Wayne; 3 sons, Richard of Porter, Texas, Ronald of North Webster, and James of Snowhomish, Wash.; 2 sisters, Jeanette Norman of Warsaw, and Joan Yeiter of Bradenton, Fla.; 2 brothers, Glen of Morriston, Fla., and Jack of Waichula, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services today in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-26-1989
Streby Guy, 71, died at the Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 26, 1889 on R. 3, Kendallville, the son of the late George and Anna Streby. He was married to Bertha Flick May 3, 1919 at Niagara Falls, New York. They were engaged in the decorating business a number of years and retired just a few years ago. He has lived in the Avilla and Kendallville area his entire life. He was a veteran of WW I and a member of American Legion Post 240 of Avilla. The wife, Bertha, and a number of nieces and nephews are the survivors. Funeral services will be held Friday at the L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 6-23-1960 + 6-?-1960
Streby Harold R, 38, a veteran of WW II, died at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis March 1, 1947. His only surviving relative is his brother Carl, near Churubusco. Funeral was Tuesday at Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 3-?-1947
Streby Jacob, 76, died at his home in Jefferson Twp last Friday following a stroke of apoplexy. Born in Richland County, O., he came to Noble County 56 years ago. Surviving are the widow; one son, Vern; and three daughters, Mrs. Cora Moon of Jefferson Twp and Mrs. Maude Franks and Mrs. Alta Black of Toledo, O. Funeral services were held Monday from Jefferson Union Church, with burial at Sweet Cemetery. ~ 11-12-1925
Streby Leah C, 63, resident of Jefferson Twp for over 50 years, died Monday at her home, R. 3, Kendallville, from a heart attack. She was born Aug. 24, 1882 in Williams County, Ohio, and moved here when a small child. She was married Dec. 25, 1901 to Vernal Streby who died nearly 8 years ago. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America. Surviving are 2 sons, Harold R. of R. 3, Kendallville, and Carl K. of R. 1, Churubusco; and 2 grandsons. Funeral was Wednesday at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 4-?-1946
Streby Maggie, 79, (b.3-8-1869) died September 16 at the home of Guy Streby, a nephew, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Surviving in addition to her husband, Oliver, are a number of nieces and nephews. Services Saturday at the Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 9-23-1948 + 9-?1948
Streby Mary E, 52, wife of Carl Streby of R. 1, Churubusco, and sister of Mrs. Velma Lincoln, LaOtto, died Monday at her home. She is survived by her mother, her husband, two sons, three brothers and five other sisters. Services were held Wednesday. ~ 10-10-1963
Streby Oliver, 83, (b.2-23-1867 - d.1-10-1951) a lifelong resident of Jefferson Twp, died at the home of his brother, Guy, northwest of Avilla at 7 a.m. Wednesday. A retired farmer, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Belle McClure of Fort Wayne and two brothers, Guy, with whom he made his home, and Charles of North Webster. Services Friday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home at Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 1-11-1951 + 1-?-1951
Streby Sharon L, 67, of Warsaw, died Sept. 9, 2005 at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was the former manager of Warsaw Moving and Storage and retired as an accountant in 2003 from Builders Mart. A 1956 graduate of Albion High School, at one time she traveled with the Signatures Music Band. She was born Feb. 23, 1938 in Kendallville to Ward and Edythe (Smith) Streby. Surviving are a sister, Marilyn Dressler of Fort Wayne; 3 sons, Richard Streby of Porter, Texas, Ronald Streby of Goshen and James Streby of Snohomish, Wash. Graveside services Friday at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 9-13-2005
Streby Vernal, lifelong resident of Noble County, died last Friday at his home in Jefferson Twp. Surviving are the widow; 2 sons, Harold at home, and Carl of Jefferson Twp; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Cora Moon of Richmond, and Mrs. Alta Van Black of Toledo. Funeral Sunday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 8-?-1938
Streby Ward, 81, of Warsaw, died Tuesday in Kosciusko Community Hospital following a stroke. He was born June 16, 1915 in Albion to Alva and Carrie B. (Hines) Streby. He married Edythe Smith on October 9, 1937. She died in 1989. He moved to the Warsaw area in 1992. He retired from Kraft Foods in Kendallville and was a member of the CCC. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sharon Streby of Warsaw and Marilyn Dressler of Fort Wayne; 3 sons, Richard of Porter, Tex., Ronald of Elkhart, and James of Snohomish, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Anna Jeffries of Kendallville, and Edith Buck of Mishawaka; and a brother, Lloyd of Toledo, Ohio. Funeral Thursday in Eastlund-Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-30-1996
Strecker Cleetus J, 78, Wolcottville, died June 1 in Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne. He was born Feb. 20, 1897 in Noble County. He married Jessie Little Jan. 20, 1919. He was a resident of the Wolcottville area most of his life and was a carpenter. He served as Wolcottville town marshal for 23 years and for 23 years was superintendent of the Wolcottville Water Dept. He was a member of Lodge 380, F&AM, OES, Scottish Rite and a lifetime member of Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Mary Kay) Sabrosky, Kendallville; his wife; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral June 4 in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 5-?-1975
Strecker Jessie Marie, 87, Wolcottville, died Feb. 24 in Sacred Heart Home. She was born in Hamilton May 28, 1900, the daughter of Oscar Ira and Mary Ann (Shaw) Little. On Jan. 20, 1919 in Ashley she married Cletus J. Strecker, and he died June 1, 1975. She was a member of Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church and a 60-year member of Wolcottville OES No. 250. Surviving are a daughter Mary Kay Sabrosky, Kendallville; two half-sisters, Lillian Clay and Rosalie Germann, Fort Wayne; a half-brother, Asa Little, Harlan; a stepsister, Gertie George, Coldwater, Mich.; a stepbrother, Dan Foutz, Fort Wayne; four grandsons, C. J. Sabrosky, Calif., Dana Sabrosky, Garrett, Kevin Sabrosky, Kendallville, and Kirk Sabrosky of Fort Wayne; two great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville. ~ 3-1-1988 + 2-24-1988
Streeter Mardo L, 79, R. 3, died Monday in McCray Hospital. A 6-year resident of the Kendallville area, he was born in Wood County, Ohio Sept. 16, 1894. April 20, 1935 he married Dorothy L. Wilkinson. A retired painter, he is survived by a son, Robert of Fla.; and several grandchildren. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Tontogany Cemetery, Wood County, Ohio. + 3-?-1974
Streeter Sue A, 50, died Feb. 28, 2010 at her home in Auburn. She was born June 24, 1959 in Columbia City, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Elser) Shellman. She graduated from Central Noble High School in 1977 and was vice president of Mechanical Systems in Avilla, where she had been employed since 2004. On July 8, 2006 she married Dale Streeter in Auburn. She was a member of OES Star Prentiss Chapter and Albion American Legion Post 242 Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; her mother; sons, Jeremiah (Amy) Klopfenstein of Portland, Indiana, and Drew (Nicole) Streeter of Tampa, Fla.; daughters Jessica (Matt) Balyeat of Avilla, Hilary (Carl) McCafferty of Tampa, Fla., and Haley (Alex) Kurr)of New Port Ritchie, Fla.; 5 grandchildren, Mason and Myah Balyeat, Kylie and Max Klopfenstein and Adrian Streeter; brothers, R. Alan (Judy) Shellman of Manteca, Calif., Michael (Terresa) Shellman of Albion, and Mark (Beth) Shellman of Albion. She was preceded in death by her father on Jan. 31, 2004. Funeral March 4 at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, later at Oak Lawn Gardens in Titusville, Fla. ^ 3-3-2010
Streets Darlene, 18, died Oct. 4 in a two-vehicle head-on collision north of South Milford. Her vehicle had gone off the right side of the road and was over-corrected, going left of center and colliding with another vehicle. She was born in Kendallville Aug. 1, 1961, the daughter of Mitchell and Tina (Gibson) Conley. She married Frederick T. Streets March 21, 1976 in West Virginia. Survivors include her parents and husband; two daughters, Chastity Lynn and Heather Nicole; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Kathy) Molargik, Kendallville, five brothers, Dr. Ron of Avilla, Roger, Texas, Herman, Jeff and Chris, all of Kendallville. Services in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. ~ 10-11-1979
Streets June "Kay", 61, died Sept. 25 in her Avilla home. She was a bookkeeper at Quick Tanks in Kendallville until 1990 and a lifelong resident of Avilla. She was born April 17, 1938 in Sturgis, Mich. to Jack H. and Lorene (Imler) Downing. Surviving are 2 daughters, Erin Pinedo of Avilla and Dawn Taylor of Auburn; one son, Fred of Twin Lake, Mich.; one brother, Jack Downing of Horseshoe Bend, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. ~ 10-7-1999
Streets Ralph F, 79, of R. 3, Churubusco, died April 3, 1990 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born April 9, 1910 in Ege, the son of Emmert and Daisy (George) Streets. He married Hazel G. Treesh on December 11, 1929. She died in 1976. He retired in 1976 from International Harvester in Fort Wayne and lived his entire life in the Churubusco-Ege area. Surviving are 2 daughters, Betty Thurston of Fort Wayne, and Mary Ann Whobrey; one son, Fredrick both of New Albany; one sister, Maxine Hettler, and one brother, Joseph, both of Fort Wayne; and 8 grandchildren. Services Saturday at Orr Funeral home in Churubusco. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. + 4-3-1990
Streich Dorotha E, 92, of Kendallville, died Oct. 3, 2005 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a member of the Kendallville Church of the Nazarene. She was born April 13, 1913 to Fern and Etta Conrad. On Dec. 16, 1930 in Albion she married Claude Kline. He preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Eileen and Harold DePew of Wawaka, Ellen and Kenneth Lash and Claudine and Ernest Wise of Kendallville; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Fern; 4 brothers, Robert, Francis, Wilbur and Dennis Conrad; and 2 sisters, Lilah Miller and Kathleen Harley. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-5-2005
Streich Edward, 55, died as the result of a car-train crash Thursday one mile west of Corunna on DeKalb County Road 3. He was employed by the G&M Bar in Fort Wayne. His wife, Virginia, whom he married Dec. 24, 1934, died Feb. 9, 1969. He was born Oct. 1, 1915 to Paul and Hazel Streich, and was a lifetime resident of Kendallville. Surviving are 2 sons, Lee and Craig, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Long, Troy, Mich.; a brother, Paul, Kendallville; a half-brothers, Gordon Leighty; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1971
Streich Lee Edward, 62, Kendallville, died April 12, 2003. He was born in Kendallville October 16, 1940 to Edward R. and Virginia J. (Kline) Streich. He married Nancy Casselman June 24, 1961 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Keith Moore of Port Charlotte, Fla.; 2 sons, Kevin of Jupiter, Fla., and Kyle of Kendallville; and a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Jackie Streich of Rome City. A lifelong Kendallville resident, he worked as a pressman at Modern Printing and was a member of Moose Lodge and Sons of the Legion Squad 86. Services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery at a later date. ~ 4-17-2003
Streich Mary Lou, 56, R. 3, Kendallville, died today in McCray Hospital. Born Jan. 17, 1919 to Arthur R. and Beulah L. (McNary) Swartz in Trenton, Mich., she married Paul V. Streich June 29, 1940. She lived in the Kendallville area for 43 years after coming from Calif. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Bickley, R. 1, Wolcottville; a son, Larry A., Topeka; and a sister, Mrs. Walter (Joan) Weiss, Mishawaka; 7 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1975
Streich Paul V, 79, died Sunday at home. He was born February 12, 1917 in Kendallville to Paul R. and Hazel (Miller) Streich. On June 29, 1940 in Kendallville he married Mary Lou Swartz. She died in 1975. The lifelong Kendallville resident was a maintenance worker at Newnam Foundry. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia of Kendallville; a son, Larry of Topeka; a sister, Margaret Long of Troy, Mich.; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother and a half-brother. Graveside services Saturday at Lake View Cemetery. + 11-17-1996
Streight Sylvester W was born in Wheeler, Steuben County, N.Y. Dec. 12, 1836; died in Kendallville March 18. He was one of a family of 5 brothers and 3 sisters. He was the third to die. Franklin died in youth, General A. D. died in Indianapolis 4 years ago. One brother is in business at Nashville, Tenn., and one at Vicksburg, Miss. His oldest and youngest sisters reside at Bath, N.Y. The youngest, Miss Jennie, was with him during his last 3 weeks. He was married in 1860 to Albina M. Marcy at Avoca, N.Y. In 1868 they moved to Indiana, where they have resided since with the exception of 8 years in South Dakota. He leaves a wife and 4 children, O. F. and Ruth of this city, Mrs. Anna Hatton of Boswell, Ind., and Mrs. M.D. Mason of Kingsley, Iowa. Funeral was at the family residence. ^ 3-26-1897
Strey John, 87, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born November 27, 1909 in Chicago to Fred and Lydia (Graffus) Strey. On April 14, 1939 he married Lavorna Grunden. He moved to Albion 3 years ago from Merrillville. He was a retired assembler for Cook Electric in Merrillville. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Grace) Walsdorf of Albion; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-24-1997
Strey Lavorna Belle, 86, of Decatur, died Sept. 27, 2005 at Adams County Hospital. She had been a retail clerk at the National Food Stores in Chicago, Ill. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur and a 1936 graduate of Wolcottville High School. She was born April 16, 1919 in Wolcottville to Andrew and Inez Grace (Forker) Grunden. Surviving are a daughter, Grace "Betty" Walsdorf of Decatur; 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Strey, on March 24, 1997; a brother, Donald Grunden; a sister, Vida Pauline Kimmell; a grandson, Charles Walsdorf; and a son-in-law, Paul Walsdorf Jr. Services Saturday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 9-30-2005
Stricker Lillian, 99, a former Noble County resident, died Friday (d.4-29-1983) in the Masonic Home, Franklin. She was born Dec. 22, 1883 in Noble County to Orland and Bridgett Sherwood. She was married to William Stricker who preceded her in death. A son also preceded her in death. Surviving are a sister, Ruby Stellman, Urbana, Ohio. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-29-1983
Stricker William A, 47, Albion resident, died Wednesday at the Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a former clerk at Young & Glass and held the position as assistant superintendent of the light plant. Funeral was Saturday at Miser Funeral Home. Surviving are the widow, Lillie; his mother, Albion; a brother, Henry; and 5 sisters, Emma Shields, Edna Smith, Marge Stricker, Carrie Riley, Louise Sullivan, all of Newport, Ky. + 6-?-1940
Strieby Bonita Pauline, 68, died Thursday in her home. She was born March 24, 1929 in Ligonier to Johnny and Willodean (Smith) Richards. On February 28, 1948 she married Duane Strieby. He died in 1990. The Kendallville High School graduate was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse-Noble County area. She was a homemaker and attended Larwill Wesleyan Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Randy (Deborah) Scharf, Warsaw, Mrs. Robert (Cynthia) Schue, Pierceton, and Mrs. Robert (Pamela) Hires, Mentone; 2 sons, Ronald of Syracuse and Randy of Nappanee; 20 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Penny Johnson of N.C., Norma Jean Pankop of Kendallville, and Sharon Giddons, Titus, Ala.; and a brother, Bud Richards of Elkhart. Funeral Sunday at Eastlund-Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery, North Webster. + 4-10-1997
Stringfellow Annie, 69, (b.1-2-1881) widow of the late John Stringfellow, died May 18 at McCray Hospital. She lived in Albion and was a former resident of Jefferson Twp. She is survived by one daughter and 3 sons, Mrs. Thelma Alwine, George and Arthur of Albion, and Lee of Wawaka; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral was May 20 at the EUB Church at Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 5-?-1950
Stringfellow Arthur V, 77, (b.10-20-1908) 302 S. Hickory St., Albion, died Nov. 6, 1985 at McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County to John and Annie Mahnesmith Stringfellow and on May 31, 1930 he married Ruby Rimmel. A retired employee of Noble County REMC, he was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Masonic Lodge of Albion. Survivors are his wife; 2 sons, Dick of Danville and Hal of Fort Wayne; a sister, Thelma Alwine of Albion; a brother, George of Albion; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-6-1985
Stringfellow George J, 86, of Skinner Lake, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. He was born November 25, 1905 in Noble County, the son of John Wesley and Annie M. (Mahnesmith) Stringfellow. On November 12, 1931 in Albion he married Jeanetta Graves. A retired farmer, McCray Refrigerator employee and guard for Pinkerton, he was also caretaker for Sweet and Rehoboth cemeteries for 25 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion, Odd Fellows Lodge, Retirees Camping Club and Camera Club. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Edith) Wentworth and Mrs. Rick Deter of Albion, and Beth Lawrence of Fort Wayne; a sister, Thelma Alwine of Vicksburg, Mich.; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A son and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Services Monday in Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 5-14-1990
Stringfellow Hal, 67, of Mulberry, Fla., died Sept. 28, 2005. He was born June 30, 1938 in Kendallville to Arthur and Ruby (Rimmel) Stringfellow. He married Bette Faulkner in 1957. He was a barber at the Hotel Van Orman and Bob's Barber Shop and owned Hal's Barber Shop in Fort Wayne. He also welded at International Harvester in Fort Wayne and L&W Engineering in Middlebury. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Kerry and Laura of Middlebury and Thomas and Sonia of Elkhart; a brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Rose of St. Cloud, Fla.; and 4 grandchildren. Services Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. ^ 10-31-2005
Stringfellow Jeanette E, 97, of Kendallville, died Oct. 17, 2009 at the Northridge Village Nursing Center in Albion. She was born May 16, 1912 in Noble County to Thaddeus and Edith (Boughey) Graves. She married George Stringfellow on Nov. 12, 1931 in Albion. He died May 24, 1990. She was employed at V&A Restaurant and McCray Hospital, retiring from Lyall Electric in 1977. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge in Albion. surviving are 3 daughters, Edith and Charles Wentworth and Sue and Rick Deter of Albion and Beth Lawrence of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Brad Wentworth, Belita Terry, Stephanie Lawrence, Brice Lawrence, Jeremy and Chad Deter; great-grandchildren, Brandy Miller, Braden Wentworth, Shawanda, Latia, Satarah, Isaiah, Amanda and Jesse Lawrence, Zane, Avery and Jerrick Deter; and great-great-grandchildren, Andrew and Nicholas Miller, Avery and Jerrick Deter, Lilly Wentworth, Naayele and Raiden Ackon. Funeral Oct. 21at Trinity Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2009
Stringfellow John, 66, Albion resident, died June 7 at the home of his son George in Jefferson after suffering a sunstroke three days before. Funeral was held at Rehoboth Church June 9. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. Surviving are sons George and Arthur of Jefferson Twp and Lee of Elkhart; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Alwine of Albion; and 2 brothers, George and William of Goshen; and a sister, Mrs. William Kemple of Goshen. He was a member of the Albion IOOF Lodge. + 6-?-1944
Stringfellow Lee N, 68, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Monday (d. 6-18-1979) in McCray Hospital. Born April 24, 1911 in Noble County, he was the son of John W. and Annie (Mahnesmith) Stringfellow. He married Meta L. Jacob Sept. 9, 1938 in Wawaka. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife; 3 sons, Edward L. of R. 4, Albion, and Norman and Kenneth L. of R. 1, Wawaka; 2 brothers, George of Skinner Lake and Arthur of Albion; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Wawaka United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1979
Stringfellow Meta L, 85, of Wawaka, died October 25, 1999 in McCray Hospital. She was born September 9, 1914 in Paulding County, Ohio, to Albert G. and Anna M. (Weller) Jacob. On September 9, 1938 in Wawaka, she married Lee N. Stringfellow. He died June 18, 1979. A lifetime Wawaka area resident, she had worked on the family farm and was a member of Wawaka United Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Edward L. of Albion, Norman E. and Kenneth L. of Wawaka; 2 sisters, Lillian Piggott of Wawaka and Viola Trittipo of Albion; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and Albert Jacob. Services Thursday in Wawaka United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-25-1999
Stringfellow Ruby, 94, of Elkhart, died March 19, 2005 at East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Elkhart. She was a member of Albion Presbyterian Church and Prentice Chapter of OES. She was born July 7, 1910 in Noble County to Sherman and Flossie (Trumbull) Rimmel. On May 31, 1930 in Albion she married Arthur Stringfellow. He died in Nov. 1984. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Hal and Bette Stringfellow of Mulberry, Fla., and Dick and Rose Stringfellow of St. Cloud, Fla.; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Aaron, Roscoe and Bernard Rimmel; and 2 sisters, Beth Breeden and Edith Frymier. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 3-22-2005
Stringfellow Thad was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Stringfellow Sunday and died Monday at the Neal Hoffman home. Brief services were read Tuesday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 7-?-1933
Stringfellow Trena F, 51, of Wawaka, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born December 12, 1945 in Kendallville to Russell and Alice (Smith) Pontius. On August 31, 1963 in Wawaka United Methodist Church she married Norman E. Stringfellow. Formerly of Kendallville, she had lived in the Wawaka community for 34 years. She was a clerk at the Kendallville Farm Store and a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Kendallville. Surviving are her mother in Kendallville; her husband; a son, Todd A. of Wawaka; a daughter, Stacey L. Bright of Wawaka; 3 brothers, Dick and DeWayne "Allen" Pontius of Kendallville, and Donald Pontius of Churubusco; 2 sisters, Ellen Weirich of Bristol and Geneva Porter of Stroh; and 4 grandchildren, Kylee and Kelly Stringfellow and Zachary and Hannah Bright. A sister, Betty Leitch, preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in the Church of the Nazarene. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-21-1996

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