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Uebelhoer Othmar J, 72, a resident of Crown Point, died Thursday. He was born in Huntingburg March 16, 1909 and married Priscilla Gisel. A veteran of WW II, he resided in Kendallville a short time before moving to Crown Point. He was a retired steel mill worker. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. James (Janene) Shumard of Groton, Conn.; a son, Darrell of Mahomet, Ill.; one brother; one sister and 5 grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday in Greyson Funeral Home, Crown Point. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1981
Uebelhoer Priscilla L, 93, died March 17, 2002 at Kendallville Manor Nursing Home. She was an art, English and history teacher in the Crown Point and East Chicago areas and a member of the Crown Point Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. She was born in Wauseon, Ohio on March 9, 1909 to William and Blanche (Rasey) Gisel. She married Othmar J. Uebelhoer in Oct. 1942. He died May 21, 1981. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Esther and Waneeta Gisel. Surviving are a son, Daryl of Mohomet, Ill.; a daughter, Janene Shumard of Bremerton, Wash.; a brother, Ora Gisel of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-19-2002
Ueber Annabelle Woodworth, former Avilla resident, died Friday in Asheville, N.C. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. R. E. Daniels, Asheville; a sister, Mrs. Elry R. Wilkinson, Fort Wayne; and a cousin, Charles Stoeckley, Avilla. Graveside rites Tuesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. ~ 9-12-1968 + 9-?-1968
Ueber Bennie, about 19, died of consumption Tuesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Wagner, at Bellevue, Ohio. The remains were brought to Avilla and the funeral will probably be held from the Catholic Church this morning. ~ 7-29-1897
Ueber Carl Mrs, a former resident of the Ege vicinity, died at the home of her son, Frank, at Fort Wayne. Funeral was at that place Tuesday and the remains were brought to Ege for burial. ~ 1-19-1916
Ueber Charles, 84, died Nov. 30 at Parkview Hospital. A former resident of Avilla, he had resided in Fort Wayne the past 65 years. He retired from the General Electric Co. 19 years ago after 41 years’ service and was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, its Holy Name Society, the GE Quarter Century Club, Knights of Columbus Council 451, St. Vincent dePaul Society and Anthony Wayne Council, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Edward Kane, Mrs. Robert O’Brien, Mrs. Roy Lindberg, Mrs. Richard Hire, all of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Robert Korn, Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Rev. Charles J. Ueber, Dr. Paul Ueber, both of Fort Wayne, and John Ueber of Chicago; a brother, Herman of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Freiburger of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Alma Marx and Mrs. Anna Basil of Chicago; 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral was held in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. Mass was concelebrated by the son, Rev. Charles Ueber, his grandson, Rev. Richard P. Hire, and Rev. Eugene Koers. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 12-9-1971
Ueber Clara second oldest, died from pneumonia Tuesday. The father, John Ueber on Oak St. had five children, the oldest of whom was ten years. Two months ago the eldest and youngest were stricken with diphtheria. The youngest, a boy of three years, succumbed to that awful malady. His youngest surviving child is also very sick at present. Funeral was Thursday at the Catholic Church in this city. ^ 1-18-1901
Ueber Clara, 15, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ueber of this city, died Saturday of peritonitis. Funeral will be Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ^ 2-22-1909
Ueber Elizabeth, 78, a lifetime resident of Avilla, died Saturday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. She had been a practical nurse the last seven years in the home of Dr. W. M. Veazey. She was a former seamstress. She was born Feb. 19, 1879, a daughter of Thomas and Magdalena Ueber, and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rose Ramsten and Mrs. C. M. Knauer, both Avilla; a brother, H. F. Ueber, Woodburn. Services were Tuesday in St. Mary’s Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 6-13-1957
Ueber Frank was killed at Conception Junction, Mo. last Saturday. The remains were brought to the home of his mother, Mrs. Thomas Ueber, on Tuesday. Obsequies in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. Democrat 11-23-1914
Ueber Henry, 72, a native of Avilla whose sister Mrs. Theresa Knauer resides in Avilla, died Saturday at his home in Woodburn after suffering a heart attack. He formerly made his home in Avilla and Fort Wayne. He was vice president and merchandise manager of Wayne Hardware, Fort Wayne, before retiring in 1963. Survivors in addition to Mrs. Knauer include the widow, Edna; and a sister, Mrs. Rose Ramsten, Kendallville. Services were Tuesday in St. John’s Catholic Church in New Haven. ~ 11-19-1964 + 11-?-1964
Ueber Joseph A died in the Sacred Heart Home October 23. He was a lifelong resident of this community and a retired railroad employee. He had lived at the Sacred Heart Home since April 1942. Surviving are 3 sisters, Miss Elizabeth Ueber, Mrs. Rose Ramsten and Mrs. Claude Knauer; and one brother, Henry of Woodburn. Services in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Thursday. Burial, St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. ~ 10-25-1956
Ueber Karl "Dolly", 66, Avilla, died Dec. 5 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Avilla Jan. 16, 1897, the son of Louise and Mary Blust Ueber. He was not married. He was last employed as a carpenter at the Sacred Heart Home. He resided with a cousin, Rose Schlotterer, N. Main St., Avilla. Another cousin, G. B. Schlotterer, R. 2, Avilla, also survives. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Funeral Monday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 12-12-1963
Ueber Mary Magdalene died at her home in Avilla October 14, 1920. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Dosch and was born April 30, 1855 on a farm southeast of LaOtto in DeKalb County, and at the age of seven she moved to a farm near Avilla with her parents. She married Frank Thomas Ueber in 1872 and resided on the home farm. They had eleven children, two of whom have preceded her, Bernard dying in infancy, and Frank A. joining him November 14, 1914. On August 3, 1893, her husband died. In 1896 she moved to Avilla where she raised her family of ten children. The following children remain: Joseph, Elizabeth, Henry, Mrs. Claude Knauer of Avilla, Mrs. Louis Bocard of Harvey, Ill., Mrs. Charles Wagner and Mrs. John Roth of Fremont, Ohio, Mrs. R. E. Ramsten of Joliet, Ill., and John H. Ueber of Okanogan, Wash. Funeral Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 10-20-1920
Ueber Thomas, about 53, who was injured in a runaway a week ago Saturday, died Thursday from paralysis which resulted from his injuries. The funeral was at the Catholic Church on Saturday. A wife and a large family of children survive. ~ 8-10-1893
Uecker Louis G, 77, died Sept. 17 in St. Anne Home, Fort Wayne. He was a lifetime Fort Wayne resident and retired in 1975 from Colligan & Co., Inc. after 40 years as an office worker and salesman. Surviving are his wife, Martha; a daughter, Carol Lamb of Paulding, Ohio; three sons, Thomas, Huntington, Bernard, Churubusco, and Rev. Joseph of San Angelo, Texas; two sisters, Louise Kring, Avilla, and Catherine Kelley of Fort Wayne; 5 brothers, William of Tiffin, Ohio, Edward of South Bend, and August, Adolph and Carl, all Fort Wayne; and 8 grandchildren. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 9-24-1987
Uhl Addie S, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira N. Craig, was born near Kendallville Dec. 12, 1870. Her life was spent in the neighborhood of her birth save six years in California, from whence she returned about one year ago. She died from consumption April 14, 1911, at the age of 40 years, 4 months and 2 days. She leaves a father and mother; two brothers, Harry N. of Kendallville, Leroy H. of Battle Creek, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Birdie A. Wert of Kendallville; one daughter, Mrs. Maude Fetterly of Woodville, Mich.; and a grandson, Howard Fetterly. Funeral at Perseverance Church April 16. * 4-?-1911 ^ 4-18-1911
Uhl Albert, 85, a longtime resident of the Avilla area, died Nov. 8, at his home on Route 1. Born in Wayne Twp Aug. 21, 1881, he was the son of George and Sophia Ross Uhl. His wife, Ann Hansen Uhl, survives. He was a farmer in the Avilla area for 54 years. Surviving are six sons, Clarence, Donald, Dale and Lawrence, all of Avilla, Harold of Kendallville, and Lester of Albion; one stepson, Maurice (Pete) Banta, Allen Chapel Road; two stepdaughters, Mrs. William (Ethel) Fieneman, Kendallville, Bertha Shankel, Plant City, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and three nephews. He was the last of his family, two brothers and four sisters preceding him in death. Funeral last Thursday in L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 11-17-1966 + 11-?-1966
Uhl Allegra J, 80, Kendallville, died Dec. 23 in Fort Wayne. She was born in LaOtto September 15, 1907, the daughter of William F. and Georgianna (Stevens) Zimmerman. She married Fredrick D. Uhl Nov. 25, 1916 in Kendallville, and he died July 12, 1949. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker and charter member of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Susy) Beiswanger, R. 1, Wolcottville; a sister, Oveta Radovic of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-29-1987 + 12-23-1987
Uhl Anna Banta, 92, R. 3, died today at her residence. A native of Noble County, she was born Nov. 27, 1880 to Peter A. and Elizabeth (Eversole) Hanson and was married March 11, 1901 to Bruce Banta, deceased, and in 1945 married Albert Uhl, also deceased. She was a lifelong resident of the area and member of Presbyterian Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Fieneman, R. 3, and Mrs. Bertha Shankle, Plant City, Fla.; a son, Maurice (Pete) Banta, R. 2; 3 sisters, Mrs. S. D. Scarlett, Kendallville, Mrs. Ray Shaner, Chicago, and Mrs. Georgia Morgan, Winthrop, Mass.; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1973
Uhl Barbara Susannah, 93, of Granger, died March 10, 2008 at Tanglewood Assisted Living in Mishawaka. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion and was a 1932 graduate of Albion High School. She was born Nov. 10, 1914 in Miami County to Sidney E. and Mary (Mohler) Bryant. She married George E. Buckles in 1934. He died June 7, 1951. She married Frank W. Uhl in 1953 He died July 20, 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Swinehart and her husband, Don; 3 grandchildren, Perry and Scott Swinehart, Donita Clark; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 3-12-2008
Uhl Carl, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Uhl of Wayne Twp, north of this city, died Saturday when he and three companions were en route to Churubusco and saw a slowly moving B & O freight train at Ripley Crossing west of Avilla in their path, causing Uhl to apply the brakes which sent him to his death skidding into the car just ahead of the caboose. He died from a fractured skull and internal injuries. + 12-?-1936
Uhl Clarence Albert, 67, died April 15 in Cloverdale, Ind., while en route home from a vacation in Arizona. A resident of R. 1, Avilla since 1912, he was a farmer and had worked for the Avilla Feed Mill and the Newnam Foundry. He was born Dec. 22, 1903 in Kendallville to Albert and Viola (Swartz) Uhl. He and Ruby Myers were married Nov. 2, 1929 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Deloris Peacock and Mrs. Edith Whonsetler, R. 1, and Mrs. Ruth Prentice, R. 2; three sons, Paul, R. 2, Lloyd, Kendallville, and Floyd, St. Louis, Mo.; five brothers, Harold of Kendallville, Lester of Albion, and Donald, Lawrence and Dale, all of Avilla; and 19 grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Mount Pleasant Church. Burial, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 4-22-1971 + 4-?-1971
Uhl Dale M, 87, of Avilla, died December 25, 2006 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was a lifetime area resident and had been a farmer and driver for Uhl Oil Co. In his later years he had a paper route for The News-Sun. He was born August 30, 1919 in Jefferson Twp, Noble County, to Albert and Viola Jane (Swartz) Uhl. He married Marjorie Kemery on December 30, 1940 at the Lutheran Church in Albion. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Patricia Uhl of Avilla; and a grandson, Shannon Uhl of Avilla. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Clarence, Harold, Lester, Lawrence and Donald. Graveside services December 28 at Sweet Cemetery. ^ 1-8-2007
Uhl Daniel F, 82, died Friday at the Jaquay Nursing Home, Kendallville. He was a lifelong resident of the Avilla community and was a retired farmer. He was born in Noble County on Feb. 2, 1883, the son of George and Sophia Uhl. Surviving is a brother, Albert of near Avilla. Preceding him in death were his wife, one brother and four sisters. Funeral Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-29-1962
Uhl Donald G, 75, R. 1, Avilla, died on arrival at McCray Hospital Friday. He was born Nov. 12, 1913 in Noble County, the son of Albert and Viola Swartz Uhl. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are three brothers, Dale and Lawrence of Avilla, and Lester of Albion. Services today at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 10-3-1989 + 9-29-1989
Uhl Donna K, 54, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in her residence. She was born in LaGrange on January 8, 1940 to Lloyd and Helen (Dick) Caldwell. On September 20, 1958 in Kendallville she married Lloyd A. Uhl. She had been a bookkeeper for Smith, Pyle and Boseker, Parker Nivens, Kevco and Wible Lumber Co. She had served on the Kendallville Plan Commission and was a member of First Christian Church and Kendallville BP&W Club. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Kellie M. Elliott of Kendallville; 2 sons, Kevin L. of Fort Wayne and Michael W. of Rome City; 3 sisters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Harrell of Granger, Jeri Davey of Red Lodge, Mont., and Mrs. James (Jackie) Bartlett of Kendallville; a brother, Edward Caldwell of LaGrange; and 3 grandchildren, Samantha and Madeline Uhl and Alexis Elliott. Funeral Friday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-13-1994
Uhl Elizabeth, mother of J. H. and G. W. Uhl, died on Friday at the residence of J. H. Uhl in Wayne Twp. She was born in France in Jan. 1803. She resided about 50 years in Crawford County, Ohio, where her husband died about 30 years ago. She had 3 brothers and sisters, 2 still living, and all over 80 years of age. One brother died at the age of 79. Her remains were taken to Bucyrus, Ohio for interment. ^ 12-18-1885
Uhl Frank, 84, R. 1, Albion, died Monday at Sacred Heart Home. He moved to Albion about 2 years ago from the farm home in Wayne Twp which had been his home for many years. He was a native of Noble County and a farmer. From 1948 to 1956 he was a member of the county commissioners board. It was during this time that the Chain O’ Lakes State Park became a reality and he was instrumental in getting much of the groundwork laid for the park. He was born May 29, 1897 on a farm near Kendallville to George and Rose Evers Uhl. In 1919 he married Elmo Bortner who died in 1952. In 1953 he married Barbara Bryant Buckles. She and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Don Swinehart (Linda) and 3 grandchildren survive. There is a nephew, Robert G. Uhl, Detroit; and 2 nieces, Mrs. Philip Hart, Clayton, MI; and Mrs. Don Bradford, Davisburg, MI. He was a veteran of WW I, a member of American Legion Post 86 and Masonic Lodge 276 in Kendallville, Royal Arch Masons, York Rite Chapter 1, Apollo Commander 19, Knights Templar, Mizpah Shrine. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1981
Uhl Fred D, about 42, died at his home at 616 Garden St., Kendallville, July 12, 1949. Funeral was Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Veryle Beiswanger of Kendallville; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Glen Newman of Sturgis, Mich., Mrs. Verne Hill and Miss Ina Uhl of Kendallville. He served with the U. S. Naval Construction Division known as the "Seabees." His overseas duty was in the Pacific area. He enlisted Jan. 16, 1943 and was given a disability discharge July 28, 1945. + 7-?-1949
Uhl George W was born near Bucyrus, Crawford County, O., December 3, 1842 and died at Edon O., Feb.5, 1907, aged 64 years, 2 mo. and 2 days. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Linn, whither he had gone on a visit. February 21, 1867 he was married to Sophia Ross, who preceded him in death July 23, 1891. They had three sons and four daughters, all of whom survive him. He also leaves one brother and three sisters, his wife and six grandchildren. When a young man he united with the German Lutheran Church. He enlisted in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served his country for three years. He was made a prisoner of war at the battle of Winchester and suffered the horrors of Libby and Andersonville prisons. For many years he had been a resident of Noble County and was known in and about Kendallville. He was a Mason, a member of the Knights of Pythias and an Eastern Star. The funeral was held February 7, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Likes, in Kendallville, the sermon at Weston Chapel and interment at Weston Chapel Cemetery. ^ 2-14-1907
Uhl Harold H, 64, 1021 S. Main St., Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was founder and owner of the Uhl Oil Co. in Kendallville. Born Jan. 2, 1907, in Noble County, he was the son of Albert and Viola (Swartz) Uhl. He was married in 1927 to Chelsea Schmuck, who survives. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he was a former financial secretary. He was a past member of the McCray Hospital board. Surviving in addition to the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Everett (Arneta) Hovarter of R. 3, Kendallville; two sons, Harold J. of R. 2, Kendallville, and Charles, of Fort Wayne; four brothers, Lawrence of Avilla, Dale and Donald of R. 1, Avilla, and Lester of R. 1, Albion; and 13 grandchildren. A brother, Clarence, preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in St. John’s Lutheran Church at Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-25-1971 + 11-?-1971
Uhl John D, 72, died at his Kendallville home April 14 from kidney trouble. He is survived by his widow; a son, Fred of Kendallville; 3 daughters, Mrs. Verne Hill of this county, Mrs. Glen Newman of Sturgis, Mich., and Miss Ina at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Daniels of Kendallville, and Mrs. Clara Grossman of Rome City. + 4-?-1938
Uhl John Henry was born May 16, 1839 in Holmes Twp, Crawford County, Ohio, and died in Kendallville May 3, 1913, aged 73 years 11 months and 16 days. His parents were John H. and Elizabeth (Linn) Uhl. He was baptized in infancy and confirmed at the age of 14 in the German Lutheran Church. On May 27, 1860, he married Margaret Rank of Lykens Twp, Crawford County, Ohio. They had four sons and five daughters. Of these, one son and one daughter preceded him in death. He leaves his widow, three sons and four daughters, seventeen grandchildren and three sisters. The funeral will be Wednesday from the family home. Burial, in Lake View Cemetery. * 1913 John Uhl, the Kendallville carpenter and contractor, who was so seriously injured by the collapse of an old house Thursday, died Saturday as a result of the injuries received. ~ 5-7-1913
Uhl Kevin L, 42, died May 17, 2002 at University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. A graduate of Purdue University, he worked as a research scientist for the Access business Group division of Alticor. He was born Feb. 16, 1960 in Kendallville to Lloyd and Donna (Caldwell) Uhl. He married Denise May McIntosh Aug. 22, 1981. His mother preceded him in death. Surviving are his father in Kendallville; his wife in Grand Rapids; 3 daughters, Samantha, Madeline and Erica; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Debbie Uhl of Ind.; a sister, Kellie Elliot of Ind. Memorial services Saturday at Mongo United Methodist Church. ^ 5-21-2002
Uhl Lester L "Red", 80, of rural Albion, died Thursday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. He was born May 21, 1911 in Noble County, the son of Albert and Viola (Schwartz) Uhl. On April 1935 in Kendallville he married ODonna Bauman. A lifetime county resident, he was a farmer and member of Mt. Pleasant Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Neil (Diana) Kreger of Albion; 2 sons, Delbert and Oakley of Albion; 2 brothers, Lawrence and Dale of Avilla; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Sunday in the church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-12-1991
Uhl Marcile Elaine, 77, died Nov. 28, 2007 at her Avilla home. She was a teacher's aide at Avilla School. A 1947 graduate of Auburn High School, she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. She was born in Auburn on Dec. 18, 1929 to Carl and Margaret (Latson) Haynes. She married Robert Uhl on May 31, 1950 in Auburn. He died June 25, 1989. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Barbara Uhl of Batesville, Miss., and Scott and Rose Uhl of Avilla; a daughter and son-in-law, Tana and Dan Brown of LaOtto; 2 sisters, Donna and Max Reynolds of Auburn and Judy and Jack Kruse of Kent, Ohio; 10 grand and step-grandchildren and their spouses, Angie and Billy Stephenson, Shelby and Matt Liebing, Sarina and Josh Schroeder, Shay and Luke Amstutz, Andy Uhl, Michelle and Randy Krock, Chad and Jennifer Honaker, Zach Honaker, Toni Soncrant and Chuck Soncrant; and 14 great and step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Haynes. Services Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 11-30-2007
Uhl Margaret Rank was born in Crawford County, Ohio, April 25, 1838, and died April 29, 1916, her age being 78 years and 4 days. On the 27th day of May 1860, she married J. H. Uhl. They had four sons and five daughters. One son and one daughter preceded the mother in death. About thirty-eight years ago, with her husband and family, she came to Noble County and settled on a farm north of Kendallville, and later they moved to the city. It is just three years ago today that the husband died. Surviving are 3 sons, 4 daughters, 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. * 1916
Uhl Mary Elmo, 53, wife of Frank Uhl, died Sunday after she suffered a heart attack in her farm home northwest of Kendallville. Active in all phases of rural and urban life, she was well known in her affiliation with the Noble County and Indiana State Fairs. At the time of her death, she was serving as secretary to John Schermerhorn, a member of the State Fair Board. For many years she assisted the late U. C. Brouse in the Noble County Fair office. She was a member of the OES, the Rebekahs, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Center Chapel EUB Church and the Wayne Twp Home Economics Club. A daughter of William and Caroline Homsher Bortner, she was born in Kendallville March 7, 1899, and on September 9, 1919 was married to Mr. Uhl. Surviving besides the husband, is a brother, Howard Bortner of Richmond. One sister preceded her in death. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 7-24-1952 + 7-?-1952
Uhl Oakley E, 71, died June 11, 2011 at his rural Albion home. He was born on October 3, 1939 in Noble County, the son of Lester and O’Donna (Bauman) Uhl. He graduated from Albion High School in the class of 1957. He retired from General Electric after 23 years of service. He served in the Army National Guard. He was a member of the Albion Eagles 2455. Surviving are two sons, Kelly Uhl of Ligonier and Joey Uhl of Indianapolis; a grandson, Chancellor Uhl and a granddaughter, Cassidy Uhl, both of Indianapolis; his former wife, Patricia A. Uhl of Albion; a brother and sister-in-law, Delbert (Pat) Uhl of Albion; and a sister, Diana Kreger of Albion. Funeral June 16, at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 6-13-2011
Uhl ODonna L, 95, Albion, died October 14, 2009 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. She was born Aug. 16, 1914 in Noble County to Walter and Beulah (Gard) Bauman. She married Lester Uhl on April 20, 1935 at the St. John Lutheran Church. He died Dec. 12, 1991. She once worked at the McCray mansion as a housekeeper and later became a farm wife. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Delbert and Patricia Uhl and Oakley Uhl of Albion; a daughter, Diana Kreger of Albion; 7 grandchildren, Brian and Janet Kreger, Kelly, Joey and Andrea Uhl, Devona and Greg Franks, Denette and Scott Gerber and Dena Kreger; 9 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Alfred, Carl and Robert Bauman; and 2 sisters, Beatrice Truelove and Esther Bauman. Funeral Oct. 19 at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 10-17-2009
Uhl Patricia Jane, 58, of Avilla, died July 5, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne from pulmonary fibrosis. She had worked at Steckley's Mill & Hatchery in Kendallville and was a News-Sun carrier. She graduated from East Noble in 1967. She was born Dec. 7, 1949 to Dale M. and Marjorie L. (Kemery) Uhl in Kendallville. Surviving are her mother; and a son, Shannon Uhl. Cremation was by Fort Wayne Crematorium. ^ 7-19-2008
Uhl Robert L, 60, died Sunday at the American International Hospital, Zion, Ill. He was born in Avilla April 7, 1929, to Lawrence and Lelia (Schmuck) Uhl. He married Marcile Haynes May 31, 1950. He was a member of the Noble County Fair Board, Northeast Indiana Draft Horse Association and Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Several years ago he was the recipient of the Avilla Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year" award. He was the owner of the Robert Uhl Insurance Agency, an East Noble School bus driver, and operated a farm on the Baseline Road. Surviving are his parents and his wife; two sons, Rodney, Lambert, Miss., Scott, Avilla; and one daughter, Tana Brown of Swan; ten grandchildren; and two sisters, Beverly Shank, Avilla, and D’Maris Jackson, Sun City, Ariz. Services Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 6-27-1989 + 6-25-1989
Uhl Rose, about 79, whose husband, George, died Feb. 26, 1950, was found frozen to death in the yard of her home northwest of Kendallville March 2, 1950. She was discovered by her son, Frank, who went to the farm to care for the livestock. She apparently had fallen down the steps at her home the previous evening, injuring herself so severely that she was unable to return inside her home. She had talked with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frank Uhl, at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. + 2-?-1950
Uhl Ruby I, 75, R. 2, Avilla, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 2, 1912 in Noble County to Clifford and Audra (Becker) Myers. She married Clarence Uhl Nov. 2, 1929 in Kendallville, and he died April 15, 1971. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Prentice, Kendallville, Edith Whonsetler and Deloris Peacock, Avilla; three sons, Paul, Nashville, Tenn., Lloyd, Kendallville, and Floyd, Godfrey, Ill.; one sister, Virginia Miller, Kendallville; one stepsister, Virginia Simon, Fort Wayne; one stepbrother, John Steckley, Florida; one half-brother, Leo Myers, LaOtto; 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 5-17-1988 + 5-12-1988
Uhl Sophia Ross was born February 10, 1849 in Mansfield, Ohio. She was married to George W. Uhl on the 21st day of February 1867 and moved with her husband to Wayne Twp in April 1859. She died on July 23, 1891, aged 42 years, 5 months and 4 days. She leaves a husband, seven children. She was a member of no church but practiced the golden rule. The funeral service was held at Weston Chapel. * 1891 ^ 7-24-1891
Uhl Terry Lynn, infant daughter of Harold J and Jean Imler Uhl, of near Kendallville, died Friday in the McCray Hospital. Upon checking their baby after she had been put into bed, they found her ill and brought her to the hospital. She was born August 22, 1951. Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Uhl and Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Imler, all of Kendallville. Services Monday in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-14-1952
Uhl Viola, 58, (b.9-21-1884) residing west of here, died Wednesday at the McCray Hospital. Death resulted from diabetes. She had been in poor health for some time and entered the hospital for treatment April 23. A daughter of John and Laura Swartz, She was a native of Kendallville and a lifelong resident of the community. On March 19, 1903 she married Albert Uhl. Surviving are the husband; her father, John Swartz of Kendallville; six sons, Harold of Kendallville, Clarence, Lawrence and Dale, Avilla; Lester, Albion, and Donald at home; four brothers, Charles, Earl and James Swartz of Kendallville and William Swartz of Ligonier; two sisters, Mrs. John Warble of near Kendallville and Mrs. George Duncan of Bath, O., and fifteen grandchildren. Her mother, one brother and one sister preceded her in death. The funeral will be held Saturday with short services from the late home and the Mt. Pleasant Church. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. * 1943 + 5-?-1943
Ulam Louis, about 76, died at the home of a niece, Mrs. Howard Hall, in Garrett on April 5, 1960. He was a former resident of Wolf Lake, a retired Noble County Highway Dept. employee. Surviving are 2 other nieces and 3 nephews. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral in a Garrett funeral home Thursday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 4-?-1960
Ulam Margret E was born June 6, 1884 and died July 30, 1952. Services at Wolf Lake Baptist Church Aug. 2. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 7-?-1952
Ulch Ronald, 18, R. 1, Kendallville, was killed when he was run over by a nitrogen sprayer 3 miles northwest of here Thursday. He was born in LaGrange County on July 2, 1963, the son of Robert and Janet Sue (Spero) Ulch. His father died in 1967. He had moved to the Kendallville area 13 years ago from R. 2, LaGrange. He was a member of East Noble High School I.C.E. program and Wayne Center United Methodist Church. He was active with the Boy Scouts. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, John and Janet Clifton; 2 brothers, Robert S. Ulch and Jason J. Clifton at home; 2 stepsisters, Kim and Karen Clifton of Fort Wayne; 2 grandmothers, Mrs. Glenn (Catherine) Ulch, and Mrs. Virginia Spero of Angola. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial E. Springfield Cemetery. + 7-?-1981
Ulery Edson of Goshen was killed when an Illinois Traction Co. Peoria St. Louis sleeper on which he was motorman was wrecked in a head-on collision near Peoria. He is survived by a widow, one son, parents, 2 sisters and one brother. He was a nephew of Mrs. F. M. Parks of Brimfield. The body was sent to Goshen for interment. + No date
Ullery Horace J "Hod", 65, a retired meat market operator, died of a coronary occlusion Aug. 14, 1958 at his home at Diamond Lake. He was born at Hicksville, Ohio, and was a resident of Fort Wayne before moving to the Albion community about 20 years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter Schrock of Ligonier; a son, Max of San Gabriel, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Swab of Ontario, Calif.; and 4 grandchildren. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Elks Lodge at Ligonier, the Albion Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite Shrine in Fort Wayne. Funeral Saturday in a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1958
Ullery Pauline, about 59, who had resided at Diamond Lake a few miles northwest of Albion for a number of years, died Dec. 8, 1955 at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. She was born at Hicksville, Ohio, and moved to this community 17 years ago from Fort Wayne. Surviving are the husband, Horace; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Schrock of Ligonier; one son, Max of Ligonier; 4 grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Ralph D. and Forrest D. Miller of Fort Wayne. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and the Pythian Sisters. Funeral at a Ligonier funeral home Saturday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1955
Ullin Selma, about 69, died last evening at her home in San Francisco, Cal. The wife of C. O. Ullin, she was for many years a resident of Kendallville. Her husband served as superintendent of McCray Refrigerator Corporation for 26 years and left Kendallville about Oct. 1, 1928, going to the Pacific coast in hopes of benefiting her health. Surviving are the husband; 4 daughters, Mrs. V. R. Schick, Van Wert, O., Mrs. Don Isbell, Detroit, Mich., and Misses Thelma and Christine at home; and a son, Lindor of Chicago. Funeral Saturday. + 1934 ^ 7-13-1934
Ullman Henry, 77, of Wawaka died at his residence Sunday from lung fever. Funeral Tuesday at Methodist Church in Wawaka. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. * No date
Ulmer Edith R, 63, R. 4, LaGrange, died Thursday in University Hospital following open heart surgery. She was born April 25, 1912 at Pleasant Lake. She was a former employee of REMC and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Chris (LuAnn) Reade, LaGrange; one son, Thomas, Seymour; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mark (Esther) Sanders and Mrs. Russell (Elsie) Huffman, Angola; 7 grandchildren; and her mother, Mrs. Earl (Ethel) Lemmon, Pleasant Lake. Funeral pending at Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. + 5-?-1975
Ulmer George T, about 85, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wimple, in Wolcottville on Saturday and the funeral took place Monday. He and family were the first or second arrivals in this city, coming here in 1834. We are unable to ascertain whether the Ulmer family or that of Mrs. Fanny (Dingman) Bearss was here first. Mr. Ulmer settled on a piece of land, a part of which is now Iddings Addition, and quite a number of our early settlers remember the double log house he built, which stood very nearly on the site of James Hammell’s residence. He remained there a few years only and sold the place to a Mr. Fyke, who died shortly afterward. Mr. Ulmer and Mrs. Elihu Wadsworth were brother and sister. ^ 12-18-1891
Ulrey, John A.., 78, died (June 18, 1986) at 4 pm Wednesday at home. Surviving are his wife, Mary; one daughter, Karen Biddle of Fort Wayne; three sisters, including Gladys Taylor, of Fort Wayne; one brother and six grandchildren. Services at 10 am Saturday at Ligonier UnitedMethodist Church. Calling from 2 to 9 pm today at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier, Memorials to the church. + June 1986 unknown newspaper
Ulrey Mary C,102, died May 31, 2011, at Greencroft Nursing Home in Goshen. She was born June 24, 1908 in Silver Lake, Indiana, the daughter of Norman and Nellie (Creachbaum) Tucker. She and her husband, John A. Ulrey, owned the Ulrey Funeral Home from 1941 until 1983. She was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church and the OES. Surviving are a daughter-in -law, Joanne Ulrey of Syracuse; 4 granddaughters, Mary Lou (Michael) Gavin, Amy Bennett, Nancy (Don) Hulen and Ann (Rob) Ryan; 2 grandsons, John (Billie Jo) and Joe (Kate) Ulrey; 14 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Norman Ulrey; and a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jim Biddle. Funeral June 6 at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 6-4-2011
Ulrey Norman A, 43, of 708 S. Main St., died Thursday at his residence from an apparent heart attack. He was born April 12, 1937 in Elkhart, the son of John and Mary (Tucker) Ulrey. On June 30, 1957 in Williamsville, N.Y. he married Joanne Tedesco. He was a funeral director and with his father operated the Ulrey Funeral Homes in Cromwell, Ligonier and Topeka. He was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church, Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge and Elks Lodge. Surviving are his wife; his parents; 2 daughters, Nancy and Ann, and 2 sons, John and Joseph, all at home; and a sister, Mrs. James (Karen) Biddle of Fort Wayne. Services at Ligonier United Methodist Church Sunday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1980
Umbaugh George W, 56, died Oct. 31 at Kaiser Hospital in Panorama City, Calif. He was born Dec. 22, 1931. He served in the U. S. Army 82nd Airborne from 1950 to 1953. He attended the Chicago Art Institute before moving to California in 1957 to work for Universal Studios. Survivors are his 2 sisters, Mrs. Merrill (Alice) Deardorff and Lillian Hursey, both of Cromwell. + 11-9-1987
Umbaugh John Richard, about 65, for 21 years a resident of the Kimmell community, died Dec. 4, 1963 at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a retired B&O signal operator. He was born Oct. 2, 1898 in Lovettsville, Va. He was a member of the Sparta Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge, American Legion and VFW in Cromwell. He was a veteran of WW I. Surviving are the wife, Mary Sarah (Smith); a son, George W., Los Angeles, Calif.; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Darrell Hursey Cromwell, and Mrs. Merrill Deardorff, Wanatah, Ind.; 4 grandchildren; and a brother, Wade, Lovettsville, Va. Services Saturday in Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1963
Umbaugh Mary S, 86 of R. 2, Ligonier, died March 16, 1988 in Heritage Manor Health Care Center, Ligonier. Born in Chicago May 19, 1901, she was the daughter of Wesley and Lillie (Malone) Smith. On Nov. 17, 1923 in Chicago she married John R. Umbaugh who died in 1963. She moved from Chicago to Ligonier in 1941 and was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Lillian) Hursey of Cromwell, and Mrs. Merrill (Alice) Deardorff of Pfarr, Texas; a son, George of Van Nuys, Calif.; 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Sparta United Church of Christ. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-16-1988
Umbaugh Monte F, 80, of Avilla, died August 21, 2012, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born in Plymouth, Indiana on September 5, 1931, to Edwin Umbaugh and Bernice (Alleman) Umbaugh. He graduated from Argos High School in 1949. He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1954. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He married his wife Fran in Kokomo, Indiana, on November 28, 1975. He owned and operated Monte’s Fine Dining Viking Lounge in Kokomo for 32 years. He was a member of the St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member and past commander of Rome City American Legion Post 381, and member of the Kokomo Lion’s Club. Survivors include his wife; one son, Tim and Sherri Umbaugh of Greenwood, Indiana; 2 daughters, Kim and Ron Berthelette of West Melbourne, Florida, and Teryl and Bob Campbell of Laguna Beach, California; 6 grandchildren, Joel Umbaugh, Emily Caloroso, Julie Umbaugh, Blake Hite, Breanna Hite and Taylor Heflin; and one great-grandchild, Christian Caloroso. Funeral Aug. 24 at St. Gaspar Catholic Church. Burial, St. Gaspar Cemetery. ^ 8-23-2012
Umbenhower John C, 86, died at his home southwest of Kimmell June 10. Funeral was Thursday at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Surviving are the widow; 2 sisters and a brother. + 6-?-1941
Umbenhower Louis F, 84, died Saturday from cancer. Funeral was Monday in Flora, Ind. He was born at Cromwell and in early life was a B&O brakeman in Garrett. He had been a B&O engineer at Flora for many years before his retirement. Surviving are 3 sons, Oras T. and Charles E. of Garrett, and Louis of Flora; a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Mahaffey of Willard, Ohio; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 stepchildren and 2 sisters, Mrs. Kate Woods and Mrs. Mary Engle of Ligonier. His wife, 66, died on Nov. 8. He was a member of the Masonic order. + 11-?-1949
Umbenhower Utoka, about 83, a lifelong resident of the Cromwell community, died March 18, 1959 in the Kondas Nursing Home. She is survived by a brother, Jesse Couts of Kimmell. Funeral was Saturday in a Ligonier funeral home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1959
Ummel Dee Ann, 3 years, 8 months and 2 days, died March 26, 1943 from complications after an infected throat. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Ummel; a brother Leslie Lee; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Leslie, and Mrs. Orpha Ummel. Funeral Sunday at the home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1943
Underwood Eliza, 42, wife of Z. H. Underwood of South Milford, died on May 9 from cancer. She was a daughter of G. W. Bassett. ^ 6-6-1884
Underwood Georgia L, 63, of Wawaka, died May 15, 2000 in Goshen General Hospital. She was born September 26, 1936 in Ligonier to Donald and Pauline (Trumbull) Caskey. On January 19, 1955 in Kendallville, she married Donald Underwood. A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Sherry J. Martin of Naperville, Ill.; a son, David L. of Wawaka; 2 sisters, Linda Branning of Warsaw and Marilyn Grant of Goshen; and 4 grandchildren, Nikki and Ashley Martin, Ricky Butts, and Andrew Underwood. Services Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-15-2000
Underwood Henry R "Hank", 72, of R. 3, North Manchester, died Feb. 28, 1988 at Manchester Clinic. He was born May 24, 1915 in Noble County to Daniel A. and Emma Enos Underwood. He married Martha Dobson on Jan. 6, 1954. A retired construction worker for Labors Local 213, Fort Wayne, he served in WW II with the U. S. Army. He was a member of North Manchester VFW. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Debra at home; one grandchild; 2 sisters, Verna Hamilton of Buffalo, N.Y. and Henrietta Klepper of Indianapolis. A brother and 6 sisters are deceased. Service will be Wednesday at DeLaughter Mortuary in North Manchester. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Servia. + 2-28-1988
Underwood Mary, 64, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vivian Kime, at Rome City last Wednesday from complications. She was a native of Noble County and had spent her entire life in that community with the exception of 2 years when she and her husband resided in Ohio. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Kime, and Mrs. Delight Black residing on the farm homestead; a sister, Mrs. Cora Newman, Kendallville, and a brother, William Wonders of near LaGrange; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral last Friday at the home of Mrs. Kime. Burial, Wolcottville Cemetery. + 10-?-1928
Underwood Mike, 70, of Wolf Lake, died Nov. 28, 1988 at his residence on Ind. 109, south of Wolf Lake. He was born April 12, 1918 in Buchanan County, Va., the son of Henry and Chloe Underwood. In 1944 he married Edith Jackson, who died Feb. 1, 1977. On March 15, 1980 he married Evelyn Phillips. He had lived in Va. and W.Va. before moving to the Bear Lake area in Noble County in 1969. He had been a coal miner and in 1984 retired from Dana Corporation in Churubusco. He was a janitor at the Whitley County Historical Museum, a member of Brimfield Revival Center, National C.B. and Patrol. Surviving are his wife; 5 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Florence) Sims of Chapin, S.C., Mrs. Lowell (Shirley) Basham of Montana, Mrs. Mark (Irene) Henderson of Jeffersonville, Ky., Mrs. Aaron (Linda Gail) Lowery of Corretta, W.Va., and Mrs. Tom (Jackie) Oliver of Kendallville; 2 sons, Doug of Dayton, Ohio, and Leonard of Bear Lake; 4 sisters; one half-sister; 22 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral in Berwind Revival Center, Berwind W. Va. Friday. Burial, Grose & Tiller Cemetery, Bradshaw, W. Va. + 11-28-1988
Underwood Victoria May, an old resident of Sandpoint, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. White in Spokane. She was 3 times married, her name being successively Mrs. Piatt, Mrs. Underwood and Mrs. Frey. She was divorced from her last husband, Robert Frey, last fall in the district court here. She was reputed to be quite wealthy but much of her property was lost through litigation. About 2 years ago she claimed that she had fallen heir to a large property in Indiana. Sickness prevented her from going east to secure her dowry. She leaves 2 children by her first husband, Mrs. White of Spokane and W. A. Piatt. +1917
Ungerer Ronald G, 62, of Avilla, died May 20, 2011 in his residence. He was president of R&D Wire which started in June 1990 in LaOtto. He was born Feb. 4, 1949 to Raymond and Violet (Kiser) Ungerer. On Feb. 12, 1972 in Bryan, Ohio, he married Karen L. Parson. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Adam Young of Millersburg and Jaime and John Hamman of Hudson; 6 grandchildren, Leanne, Carl and Sarah Young, Mariah, Derek and Andrew Hamman; his father; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Carey Ungerer of Churubusco and Ed and Judy IUngerer of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his mother on July 1, 2010, and a daughter, Brenda Ungerer. Funeral May 26 in Huntertown United Methodist Church. Burial, Hopewell Cemetery. ^ 5-23-2011
Unrue Alta W Wiley, 83, died Saturday at the Kendallville Nursing Home. She had lived all her life in the Garrett area. The sister of Mrs. Orpha Freeman, she was born Sept. 25, 1893 in Putnam County, Ohio, to Jacob and Anna (Elkins) Gump. She married Elbridge Unrue Oct. 24, 1951 and he died in September 1967. Her first husband, James Wiley, died in 1938. Other survivors include three sons, Orville Wiley, Pleasant Lake, Howard and Ray Wiley, Garrett; two stepsons, Wilbur Unrue, Warsaw, Paul Unrue, South Bend; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Irvin (Lulu) Kish, Mrs. Joe (Ruth) Diuzak and Mrs. James (Lois) Johnson, all South Bend; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and 23 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Martha) Stimman in 1968. She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Garrett. Services were Wednesday at McKee Funeral Home. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ~ 2-24-1977 + 2-?-1977
Upson Andrew B was born in Waterbury, Connecticut Sept. 9, 1793 and died in Noble County, Oct. 15, 1872 at Cromwell. At the age of 16 he moved to Delaware County, N.Y., where he remained until 1837 when he settled in Noble County. He was a soldier in the War of 1812 and at the time of his death was receiving a pension for his services. He first settled in Sparta Twp on a farm which he disposed of a short time before his death and moved to Cromwell; was appointed postmaster there, which office he held at the time of his death. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. His widow survives him at Cromwell and his sons and one of his daughters are residents of our county. Albion New Era 6-12-1873
Upson Anna L, 93, North Webster, died Friday in Perry View Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 22, 1874 in Kosciusko County, the daughter of Wallace and Anna (Buell) Upson. Survivors include several nieces. She was a member of Mentone Church of Christ. Services were Sunday from Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery. + 10-?-1967
Upson Betsey was born and named at a time when it was customary to use good, old-fashioned names for children and you could form some judgment of the sex of a baby by the name, a practice now nearly obsolete. She was born on July 28, 1790 in Saratoga County, N.Y., and died at Cromwell in this county, Feb. 21, 1877, being 86 years, 6 months and 23 days of age. She married Andrew B. Upson on March 27, 1817, which whom she lived until his death about 3 years ago. Their family consisted of 6 children, 5 of whom are still living. She had 2 other children by a former marriage, one of whom is dead and the other is now the wife of Wilson L. Wells of this county. She settled in Noble County in 1837 on the farm now owned and occupied by John Hontz, who is married to her granddaughter. Here they lived until all the children were settled on homes of their own, when they disposed of the farm and settled in Cromwell where they both died. She was a member of the Christian Church. Albion New Era 6-7-1877
Uptgraft Earl Eugene
, 52, of Edgar Springs, Mo., died December 10, 2000 at his home. He was born in Fort Wayne. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1987 after 20 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Ann; his parents, William and Leona Uptgraft of Merriam; a daughter, Lena of Edgar Springs; a son, Phillip of Jerome, Mo.; 4 brothers, Dougles of Tumwater, Wash., Russell of Churubusco, Thomas of North Pole, Ark., and Mark of Goshen; 3 sisters, Shirley Kelsey of Fort Wayne, Mary Herman of Providence, R.I. and Martha Hubbard of Churubusco; and a grandmother, Mary Geiger. Graveside services December 13 at Marion National Cemetery with military rites. + 12-20-2000
Uptgraft Ruth N
, 79, died June 23, 1988 in Riverview Care Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Adams County, she had lived in Fort Wayne for 60 years and retired in 1974 after 20 years as a nursing aid at Lutheran Hospital. Her husband, Milo, died in 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Alice Huffman, Churubusco; 3 sons, William A., R. 2, Albion, Robert T. and Richard L. of Fort Wayne; 4 sisters; 2 brothers; a stepbrother and 28 grandchildren. Services Monday at Avalon Missionary Church. Burial, Aberson Cemetery in Adams County. + 6-23-1988
Urban Ruth, 80, formerly of E. Mitchell St., Kendallville, died Monday at McCray Hospital. A daughter, Rebekah, survives. Private services today in Lake View Cemetery. + 4-28-1997
Urey Harold C, 87, who taught at Oak Grove School in York Twp for a year after graduating from Kendallville High School in 1911, died Jan. 5, 1981 in LaJolla, Calif. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1937 following his discovery of heavy hydrogen in 1931, which ultimately led to the development of the atomic bomb by the U. S. during WW II. For this and his work as head of the special alloy materials program of the Manhattan Project he was awarded the Medal of Merit by President Harry S. Truman. A native of Walkerton, born April 29, 1893, Ind., he is survived by his wife, Frieda; 4 children; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. One brother preceded him in death. Private graveside service was at Fairfield Cemetery, DeKalb County. + 1-?-1981
Urick Aaron, 78, of Ligonier, died last Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Evelyn McBride at Auburn from a heart attack. He was the former freight agent of the NYC at Ligonier. He is survived by the widow and 2 daughters, Mrs. McBride and Mrs. A. W. Larson of Albion. Funeral was Tuesday from the late home in Ligonier. Burial Ligonier Cemetery. + 4-?-1935
Urick Mary M, 87, a lifelong resident of this community, died Jan. 10, 1951 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bernard McBride, Fort Wayne. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Harriet Larson, Albion; 3 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ella Abdill, Santa Monica, Calif., and Mrs. Cora Moody and Mrs. Joanna Taylor, Ligonier. She was a member of EUB Church here. Services were the 13th. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1951
Urie Etta May died Aug. 7, 1898 of consumption. Daughter of John and Elizabeth Urie, aged 20 years, 2 months and 12 days, she was buried in the Fairfield Cemetery. + 8-7-1898
Utas Joseph, 74, chaplain of the Sacred Heart Home near Avilla for 23 years, died Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. Father Utas was born Jan. 1, 1889, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Felix and Hedwig Utas, now deceased. Surviving are a brother Edward, Cleveland; and three sisters, Mrs. Nathaline Cieszenski, Mrs. Marie Stackowski and Mrs. Lottie Blackwell, all of Detroit. One brother, John, preceded him in death. Burial, Sacred Heart Cemetery. ~ 9-19-1963
Utley Pauline Daniels, 77, died June 28, 2002 in St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend. She had been employed at General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne and for 30 years at Johnson Controls in Goshen. She was a graduate of Wolf Lake High School and a member of Goshen VFW Auxiliary. She was born Aug. 28, 1924 in Wolf Lake to Nicholas and Etta (Addis) Herron. She married Elbert Daniels in 1945 and he died in 1980. She married Russell Utley in 1983. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Nancy Daniels of Swayzee and Daryl and Peggy Daniels of Syracuse; one daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Wayne Karnes of Nappanee; 3 sisters, Jeanette Beezley of Merriam, Mary Jane Paulus of Columbia City and Martha Lund of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Max, Floyd and Ken Herron, preceded her in death. Services Monday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. ^ 6-30-2002

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