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Vachon Eloise,92,died March 25, 2011 at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. She was born in Corunna June 2, 1918, to Merle and Dora (McCullough) Holmes. She was a graduate of Waterloo High School. She retired as a bank teller for the former City National Bank in Auburn. She married Willard “Bill” Vachon on July 28, 1938, in Angola. He died July 26, 1984. She is survived by 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Karen and Fred Diehl of Auburn and Darla Krafft of Butler; four granddaughters, Jennifer (Scott) Ewaskowitz, Debra (Rick) Weathers, Shayna (Mark) Stucky, and Melissa (Danny Hankey) Krafft; and 7 great-grandchildren, Nicholas Ewaskowitz, Noah Weathers, Joshua Weathers, Harrison Weathers, Blake Stucky, Jesse Hankey and Jada Hankey. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Homer and Harry Holmes; and a sister, Helene Holmes. Services March 28 at Feller & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. ^ 3-26-2011
Vachon Herman R, 85, LaVerna Terrace Apartments, died May 8. He was born in Allen County April 14, 1901, the son of William and Christina (Nussbaum) Vachon. He married Hilda Massbaum Nov. 10, 1925. She died in 1972. He was a retired farmer and member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Surviving are one daughter, Catherine Weigold, Columbia City; one son, James L., Fort Wayne; three sisters, Hilda Isaacs, Mary Graft and Berniece Wirtner, Fort Wayne; one brother, William, Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 5-15-1986 + 5-8-1986
Vachon Robert L, 89, died Saturday at home. A native of Wells County, he had lived most of his life in New Haven. He had been a barber more than 50 years and former barber shop owner. He was a WW I Army veteran. His wife, Genevieve, died in 1983. Surviving are 6 daughters, Millie, Milwaukee, Wis., Mary C. Miller, Fort Wayne, Carolyn Schmitt, Decatur, Elizabeth Stayanof and Genevieve Orr of New Haven, and Marie Zohn, Huntington; 2 sons, Robert L. Jr., Fort Wayne, and Raymond, New Haven; 2 sisters, Loretta Vachon and Regina Girardot of Kendallville; and 25 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in St. John the Baptist Church, New Haven. Burial, church cemetery. + 10-16-1988
Vail Anna (Woodward), relict of Charles G. Vail, deceased, died in Ligonier June 23, 1878, aged 72 years, 11 months and 7 days. She was a native of Fayette County, Pa., and was married to Mr. Vail in 1871. ^ & ^ 7-4-1878
Vail Charles G was born in Lafayette County, Penn. Jan. 24, 1805, where he resided until 1836 when he settled in Benton, Elkhart County, Ind., where he lived until 1862 when he moved to Ligonier, where he died June 4, 1876. His youth was spent upon the farm which was his occupation with the exception of a short time until he came to Indiana. Since his residence here he has for most of the time been engaged in merchandise. He was twice married. With his first wife he lived 47 years, she having died May 7, 1870. He was subsequently married to one who survives him. Albion New Era 6-7-1877
Vail Juliet died at her residence in Ligonier on March 12, 1889, aged 58 years, 11 months and 23 days. She was born near Troy County, Ohio, March 20, 1830. In 1836 she came to Noble County with her parents. They settled on a tract known as the Brown farm near Wawaka, her father being one of the first to make a clearing in that neighborhood. Her father was Abraham Brown. She was the 5th of 9 children, all being now dead but 2, William A. Brown of Wichita, and Mrs. Charlotte Trowl of Wabash, Ind. She was married March 21, 1850 to Taylor J. Vail and since has been a resident of Ligonier. Eight children were born to them, all having died but 2 - Harry and Eva, both of whom reside at the parental home. Her husband was for 39 years engaged in business in Ligonier from which he only retired a few years ago. She has been a member of the M. E. Church for many years. + 3-12-1889 ^ 6-14-1889
Vail Taylor J died at his home on Third St., aged 70 years, 5 months and 12 days. He was a native of Pa., having been born near Uniontown in that state Aug. 29, 1823. In 1836 he moved with his parents to Benton and 5 years later took up his residence in this city. He was married March 21, 1850 to Juliet Brown, who died in 1889. They had 8 children, 2 of whom, Eva and Harry, survive. He was for many years engaged in the mercantile business in this city but retired several years since. Funeral was held at the residence on Tuesday last. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. + 1893
Vakula John F, 75, Cromwell, died June 27 from heart disease. He was born in Grass Flat, Pa. on Sept. 14, 1900. He had lived in the Ligonier area since 1947, moving from Detroit, Mich. He was formerly employed at Atz Furniture Co. and Ligonier Garment Co., in Ligonier. He is survived by a cousin, Mrs. Pearl Walker of Ligonier. Funeral at Werker-Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier, June 30. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-17-1976
Vale Mildred N, 86, died Tuesday in Kingston Health Care in Ligonier. She was born May 3, 1912 in Texas County, Mo. to James A. and Bessie (McCubbins) Coffman. On March 18, 1930 in Panora, Iowa she married Richard Vale. He died June 26, 1993. She had lived in Wolf Lake for 26 years. Surviving are 3 sons, Richard Jr. of Riverview, Fla., William of Calif., and Willard of Syracuse; 4 daughters, Dixie Ruch of Mishawaka, Betty Soloman of Riverview, Dorene Arnette of Fort Wayne, and Deena Vale of Cromwell; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a grandchild and 2 brothers. Graveside services Saturday in Sparta Cemetery. + 12-29-1998
Vale Richard F, 87, of Cromwell, died June 26, 1993 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Dixon, Ill. on Aug. 4, 1905 to Richard and LaVanch (Young) Vale. On March 18, 1930 in Panora, Iowa he married Mildred Coffman. He moved to Cromwell from Wolf Lake in 1983. He was a retired chemist. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Dixie Ruch of Mishawaka, Betty Solomon of Leesburg, Fla., Dorene Arnette of Churubusco, and Deena Vale of Cromwell; 3 sons, Richard Jr. of Riverview, Fla., William of Lemont, Ill., and Willard of Syracuse; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A brother, 3 sisters and a grandson preceded him in death. Graveside services Monday in Sparta Cemetery. + 6-26-1993
Valenti Anna M, 95, 452 Garden St., died Sunday in McCray Hospital. The daughter of Anthony and Mary Valenti, she was born Jan. 15, 1882 in Columbus, Ohio. A retired school teacher, she had taught high school in Kendallville for 45 years. She had lived in Kendallville most of her life coming from Lima, Ohio. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, a charter member of BPW. Surviving is a nephew, John Valenti, Garden St. Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1977
Valenti Antonio "Tony", 74, died Sunday at his home on Garden St. from Bright’s disease and complications. Funeral will be Tuesday from Church of Immaculate Conception. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. He was born Oct. 25, 1851 at Parma, Italy and grew to manhood in the land of his nativity. In 1879 he married Maria Izetti who died 6 years ago. They resided in Italy until about 5 years after their marriage and then, with one son, Joseph, and one daughter who preceded them in death, they came to Cincinnati, O. They resided at Columbus, O., and Fort Wayne before coming to Kendallville in April 1893. He opened a retail fruit and confectionery store at the corner of Main and William Streets and with his son Joseph has since operated it, eventually acquiring ownership of the business block in which his store is located. Surviving are 3 sons and one daughter, Miss Anna at home, Joseph and David of this city, and Emil of Fort Wayne. Several brothers residing in Italy survive. + 1925 ?Noble Co Democrat 9-1-1926
Valenti John E, 63, 452 Garden St., died Thursday at his residence. Born Feb. 22, 1914 in Kendallville, he was the son of Dave and Bertha (Rison) Valenti. He was a former restaurant owner and photographer, a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 86, VFW, Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge and VFW. Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Anita Kay Johnson, R. 1, Kendallville, and Mrs. Madonna Musser, Angola; one son, John E., Berlin, Germany; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1977
Valentine Beula L, 81, of Kendallville, died Feb. 5, 2006 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She had been a cashier at Richards Restaurant and Shook's Lounge in Kendallville and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She was born Nov. 25, 1924 in Union County, Ohio to Ernest and LaVerne (Turner) Butler. She married Garth E. Valentine on Feb. 7, 1958 in Huntsville, Ala. He died Jan. 24, 1992. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Cathy of Big Long Lake; 2 stepchildren; a half sister, Pat Calim of Russells Point, Ohio; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-7-2006
Valentine William was born in Franklin County, Ohio Aug. 8, 1829. With his parents he came to Indiana in 1834 and settled in Eel River Twp, Allen County. He was married Nov. 4, 1852 to Laura A. Bingham. They had 8 children, all living, Willis, Frank, Alford, George, Orson, Ada, Minnie and Byron. He resided in Iowa from 1856 to about 1862. He came to Kendallville in 1862, which place had been his home ever since. He was a brick mason by trade and it was his fortune to erect many of the important buildings of the city and the surrounding towns, among which were the public school building, the Methodist Episcopal Church building, the German Lutheran Church and many of the business blocks of this city. He also built the jail and sheriff’s residence, the public school building and many other important buildings in the town of LaGrange. His older sons wrought with the father on most of these edifices. In the fifty years of home life, this is the first funeral. Seven years ago he was stricken with paralysis and never recovered. He leaves his companion, 8 children, several grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. ^ 3-20-1903
Valenziano Mary E, 86, R. 1, Wawaka, died Friday in Goshen Hospital. She was born July 5, 1902 in North Webster. In Oct. 1919 in Chicago she married Salvatore Valenziano, who died in 1967. She had lived in Wawaka since 1950 and had been the owner and operator of the Cosperville Store. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ligonier. Surviving are 3 daughters, Verna Weichel of West Palm Beach, Fla., Lanora Binstock of Ligonier, and Patricia of Chicago; 4 sons, Chester and Nicklous of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Salvatore Jr. of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Martin of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A daughter, RoseMary Wagner, and a son, Pasquale, preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in St. Edward Catholic Church, Chicago. Entombment, Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, Chicago. + 6-30-1989
Valenziano Pasquale E, 60, owner of the Cosperville grocery store, died Sunday at the store. A native of Chicago, Ill., he was born Aug. 25, 1920 to Salvatore and Mary (Manning) Valenziano. He came to Cosperville 31 years ago. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of Rome City American Legion. Survivors include his mother, R. 1, Wawaka; 4 sisters, Verna, Burbank, Ill., Lenora, Ligonier, Rosemary, Kendallville, and Patricia, Chicago; and 4 brothers, Chester, Nicholas and Salvatore of Chicago, and Martin of Fort Lauderdale Lake, Fla. Funeral will be Thursday at S. Viator’s Catholic Church, Chicago. Burial, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Chicago. + 5-?-1981
Vallance Alice L, 71, a teacher in the Ligonier schools for 42 years, died Tuesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Maude Cooper, of heart disease. She was a native of New York and had taught 10 years before coming to Ligonier. Another sister, Mrs. Mary Palmer of Akron, N.Y., survives. Funeral will be Thursday at the Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1940
Vallance Everett L, 83, of Melbourne, Fla., died Friday at Holmes Regional Medical Center. Melbourne. He was retired from International Harvester, Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Josephine; a daughter, Connie, of Venice, Calif.; and 2 stepchildren. Services Thursday at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont. * 10-16-1987
VanAman Francis S "Bill", 42, died Tuesday in Luckey Hospital of a heart attack. He had worked Tuesday morning with Kreager Bros. He was born Jan. 15, 1914 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the son of the late John C. and Mary VanAman and had resided in Indiana for a good many years. Surviving are his mother in St. Petersburg, Fla.; 2 sons, Francis Lynn of Kendallville and Larry of Albion; 2 grandsons; a brother, Jack of Berea, Ohio; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Marion (Mary) Calbeck of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Marion (Nina) Rohm of Pierceton, and Mrs. Harmon M. (Helen) Harper of Cromwell. + 5-?-1956
VanAman John Thomas, 4 ½ year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis VanAman, died at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, after 4 days of throat infection. He is survived by the parents; 2 brothers and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Todd Weeks and Mrs. Mary VanAman of Ligonier. Graveside services Monday at Christian Chapel. + 9-?-1939
VanAman Welcome L, 74, former resident of Avilla, died at her home at The Lamplighter Aug. 8. She was born in Noble County Dec. 9, 1913, the daughter of Todd and Zelma (Bowen) Weeks. She moved to Kendallville three years ago from Fort Wayne. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary and American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary, all Kendallville, and was a charter member of American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary in Rome City. Her husband, Bill, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Lynn of Napa, Calif., and Larry of Mundelein, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Madeline) Todd, Albion, Mrs. Wayne (Mary) Barcus of Garrett, and Mrs. Elmer (Evelyn) Dressler of Pleasant Lake; nine grandchildren; and eight grandchildren. One son and a sister preceded her in death. Private services were planned with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 8-16-1988 + 8-8-1988
VanAuken Carrie Etta, 87, of Kendallville, died Oct. 13, 2008 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. She was born in Coldwater, Mich. on Nov. 17, 1920 to Clarence and Dorothy (Rogers) Powell. She was employed with Flint & Walling in Kendallville for 42 years. Survivors include sons, Wilbur and Margaret Van Auken of Rome City and Wayne and Patricia VanAuken of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren; 14 great and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lori VanAuken in 1968; sisters, Emma Powell and Nellie Rhoades; and brothers, Ralph, Clarence and John Powell. Services today at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-15-2008
VanAuken Margaret Joann, 71, of Rome City, died Dec. 26, 2008 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a registered nurse and attended the First Baptist Church in Rome City. She was born Sept. 4, 1937 in Kendallville to Gerald and Bertha (Greenwalt) Hoover. She married Wilbur J. VanAuken on Dec. 2, 1972 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Robert Fromm of Fort Wayne; a son, James Martin of Kendallville; a stepson; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth Hoover of Burr Oak, Mich. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Martin; a sister, Janice Wells; and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-28-2008
VanBuskirk Kathryn J
, 81, of Kendallville, died June 28, 2005 at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She was a native of Marion. surviving are 4 daughters, June Robertson of Moses Lake, Wash., Jacqueline Poling of Kendallville, Pamela McCreary of Kendallville and Delores Sheak of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Robert of Fort Wayne; many grand and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; and a son, Michael. Services Thursday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-29-2005
VanBuskirk Maggie died near Monroeville, Allen County, of consumption. She was the wife of John VanBuskirk and was 30 years, 8 months and 10 days of age. She was born in Wayne County, Ohio, the daughter of John and Mary Ann Bradley. She moved to Indiana with her parents. She was a member of the Albion Presbyterian Church. Burial, Monmouth. Albion New Era 7-31-1873
VanBuskirk Wayne E, 94, died July 26, 2001 at Hickory Creek Extended Care in Kendallville. He was employed at Kenosha Auto Transport for 20 years as a truck driver. He was a custodian at First Assembly of God in Ligonier. He was born on June 24, 1907 in Fort Wayne to Jesse and Grace (Koch) VanBuskirk. He married Kathryn Davis on Dec. 14, 1946 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Janet VanBuskirk of Fort Wayne; 3 daughters, Delores Sheak of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jacquelyn Poling and Pamela McCreary of Kendallville; a stepdaughter; a sister, Esther Spitznaugle of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael; a brother, Randall; and a sister, Ruth. Graveside services Monday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-28-2001
Vance Alva, 71, R. 1, died today in Maple Shades Nursing Home, Goshen. A native and lifetime resident of Ligonier, he was born June 10, 1900 the son of Nelson and Della (Damey) Vance. He and Dorothy Chestnut were married April 19, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Norman Biddle and Mrs. Richard Shearer, both Ligonier; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and one foster brother, Everett Vance of Ligonier. Funeral will be Monday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1971
Vance Carl J, 63, Rome City, died Tuesday in the yard of his home. Funeral will be Thursday at Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Five brothers and three sisters survive. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 7-?-1973
Vance Chad L D, 4, son of Samuel and Lisa (Kirk) Vance, Avilla, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Kris and Michael, both at home; grandparents, Duane and Norma Kirk, LaOtto, and Eva McCollum of Winchester; great-grandmother, Lucy Powell of Buffalo, Minn. Services Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 4-17-1986 + 4-?-1986
Vance Dessie L, 81, of Marshall, Mich., formerly of Ligonier, died Dec. 5 in Marshall. She was married to Wesley Vance who preceded her in death. Funeral was Dec. 8 at Craig Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial, Oakridge Cemetery. + 12-?-1979
Vance Dorothy, 78, of R. 1, Ligonier, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Betty) Biddle of R. 1, Ligonier, from an apparent heart attack. She was born April 19, 1904 in Rensselaer and married Alva Vance April 19, 1922 in St. Joseph, Mich. He died Sept. 8, 1971. Surviving also is another daughter, Mrs. Richard (Helen) Shearer of R. 2, Ligonier; 2 half-brothers, Harry Spurgeon of South Bend, and James Spurgeon of Baltimore, Md.; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Friday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-14-1982
Vance Edith Sutton, 83, of Ligonier, died June 14, 2006 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She retired in 1987 as secretary at West Noble Schools. She was a 1942 graduate of Wolf Lake High School and a member of West Noble American Legion Post Auxiliary and OES. She was born March 28, 1923 in Noble County to Elba and Emma (Sutton) Keister. She married Robert Vance on Sept. 30, 1945 in Merriam. He died in 2004. Surviving are 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Barbara Lengacher and Susan Vance of Ligonier, Cindy and Brian Rasler of Topeka and Karen and Les Hammel of Kimmell; a sister, Dorothy Smalley of Goshen; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Ruth McAdam and Velma Keister; and a brother, George Keister. Services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery later. ^ 6-16-2006
Vance Effie Jane, 86, died Friday at her residence, 328 N. State St. Born in LaGrange County Aug. 22, 1885, she lived many years in Rome City, moving to Kendallville a year ago. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Cooper Campbell and in 1904 was married to Maynard Vance. He died May 29, 1958. Surviving are 6 sons, Walter of Union City, Alpha and Carl of Kendallville, Frank of Sturgis, Mich., Bob of Fort Wayne and James of South Bend; 3 daughters, Mrs. Helen Kanavis, Kendallville, Mrs. Mary Jane Rollins, Roanoke, and Mrs. Dollie Martin, South Bend; 5 brothers, Carl of Stroh, Earl, Elkhart, Charles, Constantine, Mich., Oscar, Battle Creek, Mich., and Sam of LaGrange; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A son preceded her in death. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + 8-?-1971
Vance Evangeline, 45, wife of Frank Vance of Rome City, died Thursday shortly after shooting herself with a small caliber single-shot pistol. Funeral was at the Church of the Nazarene. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + No date
Vance Everett M, 81, of Ligonier, died October 18, 1990 in Goshen General Hospital. He was born January 9, 1909 in Ligonier, the son of Nelson and Eva Vance. He married Myrtle Owen, who died in 1956. His second wife, Clara Creckman, survives. He was former owner-operator of Trading Post grocery stores in South Milford and Ligonier and co-owner of Keidaish Vending Co. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Louise Galloway of Tavares, Fla., and Donna Holm of Naples, Fla.; one son, Leon of Syracuse; 2 stepsons, Bruce and Charles Creckman; one half-sister, Edith Richison of Santa Ana, Calif.; 2 half-brothers, Grover Smith of Syracuse and Nolan Smith of Hemet, Calif.; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 10-18-1990
Vance Gary L, 49, of Ligonier died Dec. 7, 2010 in Allegan, Mich., of a heart attack caused by coronary artery disease. He graduated from Wawasee High School in 1980 and attended Cedarville College. He was employed with National College Funding Services. He was born Feb. 4, 1961, to Everett and Martha “Lindy” (Limburg) Vance. Surviving are his mother, Lindy Hofmann of Hampton, Va.; four children, Andrea (Ryan) Lane of Marion, Kendra (Jeff) Burns of Ligonier, Erica (Nate) Reynolds of Ligonier, and Matt (Nichole) Vance of Bloomington; one sister, Kristy Vance of Medford, N. J.; and three grandchildren. His father died Feb. 18, 2010. A memorial service will be held Saturday at Stone’s Hill Community Church. ^ 12-9-2010
Vance Gisele Odile, 8, R. 1, Avilla, died in her home Dec. 3. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Church of Avilla. Born March 9, 1961, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Glenn and Marie Louise (Libersa) Vance. Surviving are the parents; three sisters, Colette, Columbia City, Colleen, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Michele Hicks, Kendallville; two brothers, Albert of Avilla and Philip at home; the maternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Gaston Libersa of France; also four uncles, two aunts and several cousins in France. Mass of the Angels was held Saturday in St. Mary’s Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. ~ 12-11-1969 + 12-3-1969
Vance Glenn A, 64, of R. 2, Avilla, died today at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born December 14, 1925 in Fort Wayne, the son of Henry and Emma (Weiss) Vance. In 1946 in Reims, France, he married Marie Louise Libersa. He moved to the Avilla area in 1963 and retired as supervisor in the tool department at Zollner's after 46 years. He was a veteran of WW II, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla, American Legion Post 240 and a charter member of the Noble County Gas & Steam Association. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Colette and Colleen Vance of Fort Wayne, and Michele Hicks of Avilla; 2 sons, Albert of Albion and Phillip at home; 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter preceded him in death. Services Thursday in St. Mary's Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. + 1-15-1990
Vance Grace, 45, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Vance, died April 19 at a Fort Wayne hospital. She had been an invalid her entire life. Surviving are 4 brothers and one sister, Mrs. Harry Jacobs, Stanton, Wesley and Glen Vance of Ligonier, and Rev. Russell Vance of Plymouth. Private services Sunday at the home of her brother, Glen. * 1934
Vance Henry E, 55, Fort Wayne, died Nov. 23 at the Lutheran Hospital emergency room, Fort Wayne. He was the brother of Glenn Vance, Avilla, and was a native of Allen County. He was a retired employee of General Electric Co. Also surviving is one son, Steven Vance Schmidt. Services were Saturday in Elzey-Dickey, Haggard Home for Funerals. Burial, Stahl Cemetery, Wells County. ~ 11-30-1978 + 11-23-1978
Vance Jacob died in Perry Twp Sept. 23, 1886, aged 77 years. He was one of the early settlers of that township. ^ 6-10-1887
Vance Jacob Mrs died at the home of her son, Stanton Vance. She is survived by 6 children, Miss Grace Vance and Mrs. Harry Jacobs, Russell, Stanton, Wesley and Glenn Vance. * 1930
Vance Nellie Iona, 70, of Sturgis, Mich. died Saturday at the Sturgis Hospital. The daughter of Thomas and Nellie (Leitch) Brown, she was born Nov. 15, 1913 in Noble County. On Feb. 3, 1933 in Albion she married Carl Vance, who died in July 1973. She had moved from Rome City to Sturgis in 1955. Surviving are a son, John C. of Sturgis; a sister, Mrs. Willis (Betty) Mills of Haysi, Va.; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Rossenberg-Schipper Funeral Home, Sturgis. Burial, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis. + 6-27-1984
Vance Robert A, 82, of Ligonier, died April 14, 2004 at Goshen General Hospital. He had been a press operator at Bendix Corp. of South Bend. He graduated in 1942 from Ligonier High School and was an Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church, Ligonier Masonic Lodge 185, Noble County Shrine, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne, West Noble American Legion Post 143, and the 40&8. He was born Feb. 27, 1922 in Noble County to Harry Stanton and Mildred (Moore) Vance. On Sept. 30, 1945 in Merriam he married Edith Keister. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Barbara Lengacher of Ligonier, Cindy and Brian Rasler of Topeka, Karen and Les Hamell of Kimmell and Susan Vance of Ligonier; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Poppy. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-15-2004
Vandebur Minnie, 89, died Friday in Sacred Heart Home. She was the widow of James C. Vandebur whom she married Sept. 2, 1920 in Fort Wayne. He died in 1949. She was the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Stauffer) Bill and was born Oct. 4, 1886 in Fort Wayne. She and her husband managed the Vandebur Market in Kendallville for a number of years. There are no known survivors. Services Monday in the Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-12-1976 + 2-?-1976
Vanderbosch - An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Vanderbosch died last Friday. The little one was a day or two old. ~ 3-11-1897
Vanderbosch Amelia Victor, 76, died yesterday at her home southeast of here. Her husband died in 1917. Surviving are five sons, Herman of Garrett, Carl of Pittsburgh, Frank of Avilla, Clem of Fort Wayne and Urban at home; and six daughters, Mrs. Joe Brucker and Mrs. Isador Reiner, South Bend, Mrs. Claude Stout and Mrs. Paul Dobmeyer, Kendallville, Mrs. Don Hathaway, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Rose Vanderbosch at home. The funeral will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Friday with interment in the Catholic Cemetery. + 12-?-1939
Vanderbosch Anastasia, 90, died Sunday in the Sacred Heart Home. A lifelong resident of this area, she was born November 1, 1894 to Ambrose and Susan Magers. Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Robert Meyer and Emma Schmenk; and a nephew, Bernard Snider, all of Avilla. Funeral was Wednesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 3-18-1965 + 3-?-1965
Vanderbosch Bernadette T, 73, South Bend, was born in Avilla Sept. 29, 1910. She was the daughter of Louis O. and Cora (Moorhouse) Meyer. She married Herbert M. Vanderbosch June 27, 1935. He died Nov. 25, 1971. She was a registered nurse. Surviving are a daughter, Jeanne M. Neely, South Bend; two sons, Keith L., Cassopolis, Mich., and Larry H., Houston, Texas; three sisters, Anne and Agnes Meyer, both South Bend, and Marcella Rood, Fort Wayne; and six grandchildren. Burial, Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. ~ 5-31-1984 + 5-23-1984
Vanderbosch Carl Joseph, 69, died April 9, at his home in Baltimore, Md. He was born in Avilla, March 19, 1890, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Vanderbosch. He was assistant storekeeper for the B&O in Garrett before he moved to Baltimore. He was assistant general storekeeper for the entire B&O system at the time of his death. His first wife, the former Minnie Knott, died in 1929. A son, Richard, died in January 1958. Surviving are the widow, Beatrice, whom he married in 1932; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Niebling of Cincinnati; four brothers, Frank and Urban, Avilla, H. H. of Garrett, and Clem of Fort Wayne; six sisters, Mrs. Isadore Renier and Mrs. Joseph Brucker, both of South Bend, Miss Rose Vanderbosch and Mrs. Claude Stout of Kendallville, Mrs. Paul Dobmeyer of Wolcottville and Mrs. Don Hathaway of Auburn; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Baltimore Saturday at the St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, of which he was a member. Graveside services in Calvary Cemetery Monday. ~ 4-16-1959
Vanderbosch David L, 45, 410 S. Cowen St., Garrett, died Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. He was born Oct. 19, 1941 in Garrett, the son of Louis and Mildred (Slusher) Vanderbosch. He married Nancy M. Shilling Dec. 3, 1960 in Garrett. He was employed at North American Van Lines, Fort Wayne for the past 25 years and was vice president at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife and mother; two children, Mrs. Phil (Beth) Clauss, and Todd, both Garrett; two brothers, Henry (Hank), Garrett, and Dr. Leonard, Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Jeannette Lloyd, Auburn, and Mrs. Victor (Ursula) Ley, Avilla; and three grandchildren. Two brothers, James and Thomas, preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garrett. ~ 3-26-1987
Vanderbosch Flossie M, 73, died last Tuesday in the Garrett Hospital. She resided south of Avilla and died from cancer. A native of Avilla, she was born August 6, 1893, the daughter of John and Clara Truelove. She was married January 28, 1939 to Frank Vanderbosch, who survives. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Wylie Simon and Mrs. Carrie Truelove, both of Avilla, Mrs. Zella Miller of Yoder, and Mrs. Joseph Sabe, of San Luis Obispo, Calif. Funeral was Friday in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial was made in the church cemetery. ~ 2-16-1967
Vanderbosch Frank J, 94, died Friday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was born Sept. 19, 1891 in Lakeville, Ind., the son of William and Amelia (Bender) Vanderbosch. He married Flossie Truelove Jan. 28, 1939. She died Feb. 7, 1967. He was a lifetime Avilla resident, a farmer and retired in 1970. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Avilla American Legion Post 240 and a veteran of U.S. Army, WW I. Surviving are two sisters, Mabel Dobmeyer of Wolcottville, Fannie Hathaway of Lake Okeechobee, Fla.; and one brother, Urban, Avilla. Services Monday at St. Mary’s Church. ~ 12-5-1985 + 11-29-1985
Vanderbosch Herman H of Garrett, a native of Avilla, died Sunday in the Garrett Hospital. Born Sept. 28, 1888 at Avilla, he was the son of William and Amelia Vanderbosch. Prior to his marriage to Frances Heinlen on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1913, in Garrett, he worked for the B&O Railroad at Washington, Ind. Soon afterwards he was transferred to Holloway, O., where they lived until 1917, at which time he was transferred to Parkersburg, Va. Later the same year, the couple moved to Garrett and resided there since. Surviving are the widow, four daughters, one son, 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, six sisters and two brothers, Frank and Urban Vanderbosch, both of Avilla. Funeral Wednesday at McKee Funeral Home ~ 3-10-1966 + 3-?-1966
Vanderbosch Louis J, 66, died March 1 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, of a heart condition. He had been a resident of Garrett since 1930 but was born in Avilla Jan. 11, 1911 to Henry and Susan (Walsh) Vanderbosch. He married Mildred C. Slusher Sept. 7, 1929 in Kokomo. She survives. Other survivors are three sons, Henry, Garrett, Leonard, Spokane, Wash. and David, Garrett; two daughters, Mrs. Victor (Ursula) Ley, Avilla, and Mrs. Jeannette Lloyd, Auburn; five sisters, Mrs. Hilaria Mezydlo, Avilla, Mrs. Romaine Hudelson, Kokomo, Mrs. Joseph Hruban, Chicago, Mrs. Bertha Brooks and Mrs. Sam Leeson, Garrett; and 22 grandchildren. Two sons, James and Thomas, preceded him in death in 1941 and 1971. He was a conductor on the B&O Railroad, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Garrett Eagles. Services March 4 at St. Joseph Church in Garrett. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-10-1977 + 3-?-1977
Vanderbosch Louise was born in Brunswick, Germany Jan. 11, 1840 and died May 7, 1912, aged 72 years 3 months and 26 days. The following children survive: William, Henry and Joseph of Avilla, Herman of South Bend, John of Ege, Mary and Johanna of Fort Wayne, Mrs. August Fischer of Glandorf, O., Mrs. Bertha McGraw and Miss Minnie of Garrett; and forty-three grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at St. Peter’s & St. Paul’s Catholic Church at Garrett. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 5-15-1912
Vanderbosch Madeline F, 64, R. 2, Avilla, died July 17 in McCray Hospital at Kendallville. She was born Aug. 23, 1903, in Ege, the daughter of Peter and Catherine (Grams) Blaskie, and had been a resident of the Avilla area the past 30 years. She was married June 6, 1935 at Ege to Urban (Butch) Vanderbosch, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Delores) Rash, R. 2, Avilla; one brother, Albert Blaskie, Elkhart; and four grandchildren. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Avilla, where funeral services were held Friday. Burial, church cemetery. ~ 7-25-1968 + 7-?-1968
Vanderbosch Mary, 78, died here Sunday at the Sacred Heart Home. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. August Fischer, Glandorf, O., and Mrs. Thomas McGrew and Mrs. Homer Forder, both of Garrett. Funeral Wednesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, Sacred Heart Cemetery. ~ 10-16-1947
Vanderbosch Mildred (Slusher), 90, died April 29, 2003 at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born in Boston, Mass. and married Louis Vanderbosch on September 7, 1929 in Garrett. Survivors include 2 daughters, one son-in-law, 2 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Jeannette Lloyd, Auburn, Ursula and Victor Ley, Avilla, Henry and Judy Vanderbosch, Garrett, and Leonard and Judy Vanderbosch, Colbert, Wash.; 22 grandchildren, Rusty Lloyd III, Lee Shoudel, Holly Hoffman, Mandy Lloyd, Christine Emerick, Denise Fanger, Michael, James, Steven and Patrick Ley, Laura Rudd, Sharon Kacprowicz, Nancy Reinhardt, Cathy Mettert, Brian, Mark, Michael, Leonard and Todd Vanderbosch, Marcie Collier, Monica Sanders, Beth Clauss; 39 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband; 3 sons, James, Thomas and David; and 2 granddaughters. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garrett, Rosary Society, Harvest House, DeKalb County Democrats and a volunteer at the old Garrett Hospital. Funeral Mass Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery, Avilla. ~ 5-1-2003
Vanderbosch Rose, 84, died at Sacred Heart Home Feb. 23. She had been a former resident of Kendallville. She was born in Avilla April 19, 1893 to William and Amelia (Bender) Vanderbosch. She was a retired employee of the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. Survivors include three sisters, Loretta Brucker, Mishawaka, Fanny Hathaway, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mabel Dobmeyer; and two brothers, Frank, Sacred Heart Home, and Urban, Avilla. Services in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Monday. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-2-1978 + 2-?-1978
Vanderbosch Susan, 76, of Garrett, widow of Henry Vanderbosch, died Tuesday. Surviving are two sons, Louis of Garrett and Hubert of Jackson, Michigan; seven daughters, Mrs. Hilaria Mezydlo, Mrs. Arthur Beeber and Mrs. Sam Leeson of Garrett, Mrs. Andrew Pfefferkorn of Ashley, Mrs. Joseph Johnson and Mrs. Joseph Hruban of Chicago, and Mrs. R. A. Hudelson of Kokomo; 35 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three brothers, and one sister. Services Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Garrett. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery here in Avilla. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbosch were former residents in this community, having lived here many years on a farm southeast of Avilla. ~ 5-10-1951
Vanderbosch Thomas Allen, 24, who had been a patient and unconscious in the Garrett Hospital since Dec. 3, 1966, died Monday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vanderbosch of 405 S. Cowen St., Garrett, and the brother of Mrs. Victor Ley, R. 2, Avilla. He was stricken Oct. 3, 1966 with a rare disease, known as Guillan-Beirre, which causes very high temperatures and results in brain damage. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Eagles Lodge. A 1964 graduate of Garrett High School, he was a sophomore at Indiana State University at Terre Haute when hospitalized. Other survivors include three brothers, Henry of Garrett, Dr. Leonard of Spokane, Wash., and David of Markham, Ontario, Canada; and one other sister, Mrs. Russell Lloyd of Auburn. Funeral Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. ~ 11-18-1971 + 11-?-1971
Vanderbosch Urban "Dutch", 95, Hudson, died February 20, 2002 at his daughter's home. He was an electrician who performed work for Fort Wayne's Memorial Coliseum and Embassy Theater. He also did electrical work for the Dana Corp. He was a member of IBEW Union in Fort Wayne, the Garrett Eagles and the Garrett Knights of Columbus. He was a lifetime resident of Avilla except for the past 6 years during which he lived with his daughter. He was born March 29, 1906 in Avilla. His father was William Vanderbosch. He married Madelyn Blaskie on June 6, 1935 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. She died in 1968. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Charles Rash of Hudson; 5 grandchildren, Dick, Randy and Stan Stroh, Kenneth Rash and Tammy Walton; 10 great-grandchildren, Jenny Sam, Ellie, Jeff, Nickie, Eric, Jamie and Jeremey Stroh, and Brittany and Tyler Walton; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services in Avilla. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ~ 3-7-2002
Vanderbosch William, residing southeast of this place, was struck by lightning during the rain storm Wednesday and instantly killed. He was making hay on the William Pieper farm south of town and was driving a team attached to a side delivery rake when the bolt struck. Both horses were knocked down and, noticing that fact, others rushed to the scene and found Mr. Vanderbosch lying on the ground, life being extinct. He was a farmer. Funeral services were at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Saturday. Burial, nearby cemetery. He was born at Kendallville, January 29, 1858, and with his parents moved to his late home when he was five years of age. On October 16, 1884, he was married to Amelia Bender, who survives him. They had fourteen children , two of whom have died. Besides the widow, seven daughters, Emma, Rose, Celia, Loretta, Mary, Fannie and Mabel; five sons, Herman and Carl of Garrett, Frank, Clem and Urban; four brothers, Herman and Joseph of South Bend, John of Ege and Henry of near Garrett; two sisters, Mary and Johanna of Fort Wayne, and two half-sisters, Minnie Vanderbosch and Mrs. Thomas McGraw of Garrett survive. * 1917
Vanderford Chester, an attorney, died at his Ligonier home last Saturday. Funeral was Monday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1943
Vanderford Emeline died at her home in York Twp on Nov. 12, 1891, aged 77 years 8 months and 20 days. She was born in Perry County, Penn. Feb. 23, 1815 and married Joel Vanderford March 23, 1837. They commenced housekeeping in the most primitive style of the earliest pioneers. Their table was a board laid on the flour barrel; their “spare bed” was constructed upon poles fastened in the logs of the cabin. Funeral for her and her daughter was last Sunday at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 11-18-1891
Vanderford John drowned at the north pier Chicago on July 20. Son of Joel Vanderford of York Twp, papers found on his person proved him to have been a student of the institution for the deaf and dumb at Indianapolis. His body was recovered after 6 days and on Sunday night his father and brother, R. C. Vanderford of Cromwell, started to bring the body home. Albion New Era 8-8-1878
Vanderford Mary E of York Twp died in a Lincoln, Neb. hospital last Friday of pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderford were visiting a son in Seattle, Wash. during the summer and were en route home on the train when she was taken ill. Obsequies were held at Sparta Christian Church this afternoon. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1909
Vanderpool Robert D, 3, of Wolcottville, died at a R. 2 residence Sunday. Born Dec. 13, 1858 in Kendallville, he was the son of William and Phyllis (Keck) Vanderpool. He was a 1977 graduate of Lakeland High School and was employed at Starcraft in Topeka. Survivors are the parents; grandparents, Ruth Keck of Wolcottville, Charlie Vanderpool of Garrett, Ky.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mitch (Sara) Miller of R. 5, LaGrange, and Susan of R. 3, Wolcottville; 3 brothers, Tim of R. 2, Wolcottville, and Tom and Dan at home. Funeral Wednesday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 4-4-1982
Vanderschel Melburn J, 83, LaOtto, died Monday in Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond, Ind. He was the husband of the former Myrtle Whonsetler of LaOtto, who died Feb. 19, 1957. Mr. Vanderschel, a retired car inspector for the Pennsylvania Railroad, had resided in Richmond many years. There are no immediate survivors. Services Wednesday in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 6-12-1969 + 6-?-1969
Vanderschel Myrtle L, 78, died Tuesday in Reed Hospital, Richmond. She was a native of LaOtto but had lived the past 29 years in Richmond. She was the daughter of Louise and Solomon Whonsetler. Surviving are the husband, Melburn J.; three brothers, Charles, Avilla, Walter, Fort Wayne and Chester, LaOtto. Services Friday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church at LaOtto. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 2-28-1957 + ?
Vandervoot Mary (Steckley) died recently in Lake Forest, Ill. She was a native of Kendallville and a member of the Evangelical Brethren Church. Her parents previously operated the Steckley Mill & Hatchery. She had resided in Illinois for many years and was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, Vern Steckley of Kendallville, and a sister, Helen Steckley. + 12-?-1994
Vandewalker Laurence G, 78, of R. 4, Columbia City, died Sunday at his residence. He was born Feb. 22, 1909 in Portland, Ore., the son of William and Clara (Ormsby) Vandewalker. On April 12, 1936 in Ossian, he married Anna Donaghy. He moved from Ossian to near Columbia City in 1956 and was a machinist at Dana Corporation before his retirement in 1971. He was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel and First Christian Church in Pineallas Park, Fla. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. G. R. "Bud" (Carolyn) Boone of Montgomery, Fla.; 3 sons, James of Churubusco, Donald of Columbia City, and Dale of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Hazel Scott of LaPorte and Frances Wilson of Fort Wayne; and 6 grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. + 4-26-1987
VanDolick Mary E, 74, a native of Green Twp, died March 30, 1958 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Kinney in Garrett. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church at Ege and the Rosary Sodality. Surviving are a son, Anthony of South Bend; 2 daughters, Miss Gertrude of South Bend, and Mrs. Kinney; 2 brothers; 6 sisters and 3 grandchildren. A requiem mass was celebrated Wednesday at the church. Burial, church cemetery. + 3-?-1958
Vandolick Paul J, 60, a resident of Noble Twp near Merriam, died July 24 at his residence. He was born in Green Twp on Jan. 9, 1937, the son of William P. and Frances (Gadomski) Vandolick. His early years were spent at Ege before moving as a youth to the present family farm west of Merriam where he spent the rest of his life. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1955 and later served with the U. S. Navy Reserves. As a young man he was employed by the B&O Railroad. He later worked as a semi truck driver for Ruan Transport in Fort Wayne and retired from there in 1993 after 30 years. He was engaged in farming in Noble Twp all his life. He was a member of the Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco and was a 30-year member of FOP Eagles Aerie 248 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a sister, Evelyn Erdly of Linton; a nephew, Tony Erdly of Coalmont; 3 nieces, Anita Wolfe and Paulette Lannan of Linton and Lisa Erdly of Gig Harbor, Wash. Mass was July 28 at Immaculate Conception Church at Ege. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 8-7-1997
Vandolick William P, about 40, Green Twp farmer, died March 28, 1943 at the Garrett Hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are the widow, Frances; a son, Paul J., and daughter, Evelyn at home; his mother, Mrs. Mark Oakes; a brother, Anthony of South Bend; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Teresa Kinney of Garrett, and Miss Gertrude of South Bend. Funeral yesterday at Ege Catholic Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. + 3-?-1943
VanDolson Maude (Myers), 95, former Kendallville, resident, died Monday. She and her husband owned Riley St. Grocery for several years before they moved to Santa Rosa. She is survived by her son, Roy, of Santa Rosa. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Helen; and a grandson, Charles Van Jackson, who graduated from Kendallville High School. Services and burial will be in Santa Rosa. + 6-?-1980
VanDousen Bill A, 71, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Sunday at his residence. He was born Sept. 3, 1910 in Lansing, Mich., the son of John and Elizabeth VanDousen. On Nov. 21, 1958 in Kendallville he married Annabel Fike. He moved from Kendallville to R. 1, Wawaka, 18 years ago. He was retired from Newnam Foundry and was a member of the Wawaka United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Joyce Schwab of Bremerton, Wash., Alice Harber of Gates, Tenn., and Pat; 2 sons, Jack of Munford, Tenn., and Sidney of Ohio; a stepdaughter, Patricia Miller of Rome City; a stepson, Paul Strater of Yakima, Wash.; 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-20-1981
VanDrew Elizabeth Pressler, 82, a former longtime resident of Albion, died February 2, 1995 in Mesa, Ariz. She was born in Albion on August 14, 1912 to Elmer and Cora (Fuller) Cole. In 1930 she married Everett Pressler. He died in 1975. In 1981 she married Roy VanDrew and he died in 1990. She had lived in Mesa since 1981 and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Peru. Surviving are 2 daughters, Donna Smith of Peru and Duana Rinebarger of Royal Center; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Graveside services Monday in Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-2-1995
VanDrew Mary Jane, 71, of Riverton, Wyo., and formerly of Noble County, died Thursday at Landers Hospital in Riverton. She was born July 4, 1909 in Noble County, the daughter of Elmer and Cora (Fuller) Cole. She married Roy C. VanDrew Dec. 13, 1930. She had lived in Riverton the past 32 years. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Marlene Karsten of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Charlotte McMillan of Riverton; a sister, Elizabeth Pressler of Peru; a brother, Ray C. of Albion; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A sister and a brother preceded her in death. Services Saturday in Riverton. + 8-?-1980
VanDrew Roy, 83, died June 17 in Mesa following a lengthy illness. He was formerly of Valentine but had lived many years in Riverton, Wyo. His first wife, Mary Cole of Albion, died in 1980. He then married Elizabeth (Cole) Pressler. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Charlotte McMillan of Riverton and Marlene Karsten of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 2 stepdaughters, Duana Wineberger of Royal Center and Donna Jean Smith of Peru; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. Services today in Riverton. + 6-17-1990
VanDusen Charles E, 74, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in the VA Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in South Bend Feb. 12, 1915, he was the son of Levi and Alice (Emmons) VanDusen. On Oct. 25, 1947 in Kendallville he married Ruby Caldwell. He was a machinist at Flint & Walling Mfg. Co., retiring after 21 years. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of F&AM Lodge 279, VFW, American Legion Post 215 of LaGrange, 101 Club and Moose Lodge 1262 of Mishawaka. Surviving are his wife; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. A son, a daughter and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-13-1989
VanDusen Charles Jr, 39, Rome City, died Sunday from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found lying outside his house by his wife. He was born July 25, 1937 in South Bend to Charles and Ruby VanDusen. He married Mable Wood July 19, 1975 in Rome City. He had moved to Rome City from Kendallville July 19, 1975. He had been employed as a machinist for Flint & Walling and served as an enlisted Navy man. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanDusen, Waits Road; his wife; a daughter, Holly Lynn, Calif.; a son, Michael Thomas at home; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Ayres, Chesterton. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1976
VanDusen Ruby E, 94, of Kendallville, died March 9, 2009 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in LaGrange County on Nov. 23, 1914 to Edward and Eva (Rodman) Caldwell. She married Charles VanDusen on Oct. 25, 1947 in Kendallville. He died in 1989. She worked at Flint & Walling in Kendallville, retiring in 1973, and also managed 3 mobile home parks for 21 years. She was a member of the Mishawaka Moose and OES No. 122. Survivors include 3 step-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters. Funeral March 12 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-10-2009
VanDyke Edward M, 68, died Tuesday in a nursing home in Cincinnati. He was born May 25, 1917 and had lived in Kendallville where he managed Maloley’s Fine Foods when it opened in 1964. He moved to Cincinnati several years ago. His wife, the former Elizabeth Stout, died in Feb. 1985. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Rothgeb of Cincinnati; a sister, Rosita Stierings of Wis.; 4 brothers, Irvin, Elmer, Lloyd and Sylvester of Wis.; and 2 grandchildren. A blessing will be Saturday in Anderson Funeral Home, Cincinnati. Burial, Spring Grove Cemetery. + 5-20-1986
VanDyke Elizabeth S, 71, former Avilla resident of Cincinnati, died Feb. 18 in Providence Hospital, Cincinnati. Surviving are her husband, Edward M.; one daughter, Betty Rothgeb, Cincinnati; one brother, George Stout, Doylestown, Pa.; one sister, Sister Mary George, Palm Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Private services Feb. 20 with burial in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati. ~ 2-28-1985
VanDyke Florence Mabel was born May 27, 1885 in Van Wert County, O., and died Aug. 7, aged 42 years, 29 months and 10 days. She lived her youthful days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Smith in Ohio and at about the age of 20 came to Fort Wayne and worked as milliner part of the time, after which she was married to Dr. F. D. VanDyke May 27, 1921. Surviving are the husband; the parents; 3 stepchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Merica of Colon, Mich., Mrs. Hazel Fries, 921 Lincoln Ave.; and 2 brothers, Bert E. of Albion, and Charles of Fort Wayne. + 8-?-1927
Vanette Cecil, 77, Ligonier, died Saturday at Osteopathic Hospital, South Bend. Born June 14, 1907 in Cromwell, she was the daughter of Franklin and Nora (Campbell) Leamon. She married Oliver "Bill" Vanette, who died in 1953. She was a member of the Ligonier Nazarene Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Retha Rock, Alexander, Minn., and Juanita Plank, Constantine, Mich.; 2 sons, Robert Leamon of Niles, Mich., and Frederick Vanette of Rome City; one brother, John, Fort Wayne; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Ormas Cemetery. + 10-13-1984
Vanette Clara Belle, 73, 106 ½ S. Cavin St., Ligonier, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Ball. She was born in Noble County July 17, 1894, the daughter of Winifred and Katrina (Miller) Buck. She had been a lifetime resident of the Cromwell and Ligonier communities. On Nov. 18, 1911 she was married to Ervin Earl Vanette in Cromwell. He died in 1952. Survivors include the daughter; 4 sons, Jason, Grover and Edward of Ligonier, Robert of Goshen; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Furman of Lake Wawasee and Maynard of South Bend; 3 sisters, Mrs. Emery Long, Mrs. Letha Stiltson and Mrs. John Stanton of South Bend. Services Sunday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1967
Vanette Earl, 63, died Nov. 26 at his home in Ligonier from carcinoma. He had resided at Ligonier for 33 years, going there from Cromwell. He was born Aug. 17, 1889 at Decatur. Surviving are his wife, Clara; his mother, Mrs. Jane (Jason) Vanette of Cromwell; 4 sons, Grover and Edward of Ligonier, Jason Leroy with the armed forces, and Robert of Goshen; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Paulus of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Mrs. Curtis Miller of South Bend, and Mrs. Delmar Farr of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers, George Vanette of Crawfordsville, Oliver of Ligonier, and Lotta of Cromwell; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery, where he was a former sexton. + 11-26-1952
Vanette Edward, 79, of Ligonier, died Friday at his residence. He was born December 15, 1916 in Noble County, the son of Earl and Clara Belle (Buck) Vanette. On December 27, 1941 in Elkhart, he married Jean Fisher. A lifetime area resident, he retired as a die shop foreman from Essex Wire Co. He was an Army veteran of WW II, a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church, West Noble American Legion Post, Ligonier Elks and Maxwellton Men's Association. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Doug of Ligonier, and Dave of Cicero; a brother, Grover of Ligonier; and 2 grandchildren. One daughter, Linda; 3 brothers; and one sister preceded him in death. Services today in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-16-1990
Vanette Grover D "Swede", 83, of Elkhart, died Wednesday in the V.A. Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Cromwell August 6, 1913 to Earl and Clara (Buck) Vanette. On April 23, 1943 in Goshen he married Waneda Reifsnider. She died in 1987. He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Army and retired in 1976 as a truck driver for Lyon & Greenleaf Co. in Ligonier. He was a member of West Noble American Legion Post 243, VFW Post 3931 and Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Garber of Elkhart; 3 stepdaughters, Phyllis Sherck, Mrs. Billy (Marvel) Mehl and Shirley Davis; a stepson, Richard Cox; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, 4 brothers and a sister. Graveside services Saturday in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Goshen. + 11-13-1996
Vanette Jason "Hap", 56, Ligonier, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. He was born Jan. 11, 1912 in Ligonier and lived all his life in the community except for 12 years in the Army. Funeral was Wednesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Surviving are his wife, Reba; 2 stepdaughters; 3 brothers, Grover and Edward of Ligonier, and Robert of Goshen; and a sister, Mrs. Harold Ball of Ligonier. + 11-?-1968
Vanette Jason, 80, died at his home here Wednesday. Funeral Friday at Henney Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mary Jane; 4 sons, Earl and William of Ligonier, Lotta of Cromwell and George of Crawfordsville; 2 daughters, Golda Farr of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Bessie Miller of South Bend; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. + 9-?-1947
Vanette Jean, 73, of Ligonier, died Monday in an auto-truck accident on U.S. 6 East in Elkhart County. She was born February 10, 1920 in Ligonier to Otis and Nellie (McCloughan) Fisher. On December 27, 1941 in Elkhart she married Edward Vannette, who died in 1990. She had resided in Ligonier more than 30 years where she owned and operated Cut, Curl & Color Beauty Shop. She was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church and its Hope Circle, Noble County Hair Dressers Association Affiliate No. 52, AARP and Golden Oldies Line Dancers. Surviving are 2 sons, Doug of Goshen and Dave of Cicero; a brother, Cal Fisher of Ligonier; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral Friday in Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-30-1993
Vanette Lotta M, 78, R. 2, Syracuse, died Jan. 6 in his Papakeechie home. Born in Decatur Oct. 8, 1899, he was the son of Jason and Mary Jane (Benjamin) Vanette. He married Lorraine Lyons in May 1945 in North Webster. He was a lifetime resident of the Cromwell and Syracuse area, a retired plumber. He served as street commissioner for Cromwell for several years. The only survivor besides his wife is a sister, Mrs. Bess Miller, South Bend. Funeral Jan. 8 in Ulrey Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, McClintic Cemetery near Lake Wawasee. + 1-6-1978
Vanette Marvin E, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vanette, died at Wolf Lake Hospital. Services will be this Thursday at the Christian Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Surviving are the parents; 4 brothers, a sister and grandparents. + 1941
Vanette Mable E, 77, of Wawaka, died Thursday in her home. She was born in Muncie May 13, 1921 to Charles and Goldie (Smith) Wood. On October 29, 1978 she married Fredrick D. Vanette. She had been employed by Flint & Walling Mfg. She was past president of VFW Auxiliary Post 2749, a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 86, Women of the Moose and Eagles lodges in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Betty Finn of Winchester; 2 sisters, Dorothy Wood of Fort Wayne and Charlette Wood of Muncie; a brother, Jack Wood of Muncie; 6 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-13-1998
Vanette Mary Jane, 89, a resident of Cromwell for about 53 years after coming here from Decatur, died Jan. 31 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Curtis Miller of R. 1, South Bend. Funeral Monday from L. H. Moore Funeral Home in Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-?-1958
Vanette Oliver C "Bill", 62, died Feb. 4 of a heart attack at his home 4 miles southeast of Ligonier. He was born in Decatur Sept. 25, 1890 but had lived in the Cromwell and Ligonier communities most of his life. Surviving are the widow, Cecil; 3 sons, Robert of Niles, Mich., Frederick with the U. S. Navy in N.Y., and Daniel of Helmer; 3 daughters, Mrs. Rita Chamberlain, South Milford, Mrs. Donna Root of N.J., and Miss Juanita at home; 3 grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Jane Vanette of Cromwell; 2 brothers, George of Crawfordsville and Lotta of Cromwell; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Curtis Miller of South Bend, and Mrs. Delmar Farr, Fort Wayne. Funeral at Ligonier Saturday. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 2-4-1953
Vanette Robert Lane, 54, of 1107 Sanders Ave., died Tuesday in Goshen Hospital. Born in Cromwell May 24, 1919, he had lived in Goshen for 23 years and was a well-known softball player in the area. He was employed for 31 years at Penn Controls, Inc. A WW II veteran, he was a member of the Goshen VFW. On Feb. 11, 1950 he married Bernice VanWinkle, who survives with one daughter, Mrs. Sam Mishler of Syracuse; 2 brothers, Grover (Swede) and Edward, and one sister, Mrs. Harold Ball, all of Ligonier. Funeral Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Burial, Violett Cemetery. + 7-?-1973
Vanette Waneda A, 74, of 706 N. Main St., Ligonier, died today in Goshen Hospital. She was born March 2, 1913 in Goshen, the daughter of Paul J. and Chloe A. (Workman) Reifsnider. On April 23, 1943 in Goshen she married Grover D. Vanette. She moved from Goshen to Ligonier 40 years ago. Surviving are her husband; 4 daughters, Phyllis Sherck of Middlebury, Mrs. Billy (Marvel) Nehl of Hilliard, Ohio, Shirley Davis of Pierceton, and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Geisler of Elkhart; 2 sons, Richard Cox of Middlebury and Robert Cox of Muskegon, Mich.; a brother, Harold of Edwardsburg, Mich.; 24 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death. Graveside services Monday in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Goshen. + 11-19-1987
VanFerson Claudia (Haines) died Thursday in her home in Elkhart. She was born Aug. 13, 1880 northeast of Avilla, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Haines, and was the widow of Walter M. VanFerson who died in 1949. They resided in this area until 1920 when they moved to Elkhart. Surviving are a daughter, Marjorie; three sons, Howard of Arlington, Texas, Harry, Niles Mich., and Robert of Bellwood, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in White Funeral Home, Elkhart. Burial, Rice Cemetery, Elkhart. ~ 3-7-1957 + 1956
VanFerson Cora, only daughter of James B. and Delia VanFerson, was born in Allen Twp, March 5, 1881. She was the youngest of four children. She died Aug. 6, 1898, aged 17 years, 5 months and 1 day from the effects of la grippe, resulting in consumption. She leaves parents and one brother. Two of her brothers preceded her in death, Arthur, Sept. 12, 1892, and Harry, Feb. 5, 1893. Funeral at the home on Monday. Burial, Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville. ~ 8-11-1893
VanFerson Earl died at the home of his father, John VanFerson, in Michigan City, Wednesday, of lung trouble. He had resided in this city all his life until a few months ago. ^ 3-4-1904 Son of J. S. and Caroline VanFerson, he was born near Avilla Oct. 30, 1878. On March 2, 1904 he died. July 17, 1902 he married Miss Allie Varner. In Feb. 1903 he went to Oklahoma in hope of benefiting his health. The following Sept. he went to Michigan City where he resided with his parents until the end. Funeral at the residence of J. C. Varner of this city. Burial, Avilla. ^ 3-11-1904
VanFerson Flora G (Grant) was born in W. Mansfield, Logan County, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1860; died in Michigan City, Ind. Feb. 28, 1906, aged 45 years, 6 months, 5 days. The greater part of her life was spent in Kendallville, with the exception of a few of her girlhood years which were in Ionia County, Mich. She was married May 14, 1883 to John VanFerson. Her father died Oct. 28, 1901. She leaves a mother; an only sister, Anna Mullane, and nephew Verne Loomis. Funeral March 1 from the residence in Michigan City. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-28-1906 ^ 3-9-1906
VanFerson Harry, son of James and Delia VanFerson, was born in Noble County, September 17, 1875 and died February 5, 1893, aged 18 years, 5 months, 12 days. He united with the Summit M. E. Church January 14, 1892. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church on Monday. ~ 2-9-1893
VanFerson James B was born in Ohio Oct. 30, 1843; and died in Wolcottville July 19, 1905, aged 61 years 8 months and 19 days. When about one year old he came with his parents to Noble County where he grew to manhood with his 3 sisters and one brother on their father’s farm. When about 18 years old he joined the Union Army near the beginning of the war and served his country faithfully, spending 15 months in Andersonville and Libby prisons. December 27, 1869 he married Delia L. Broughton. They had 4 children, Arthur B. who died at the age of 21 and was followed 5 months later by Harry E. at the age of 18. Cora A. died at the age of 17. Walter M. with his wife and little ones remain. Funeral at the home in Wolcottville July 21. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. ^ 7-28-1905
VanFerson John was born in New Market, Frederick County, Md. Feb. 22, 1818. At an early age he moved with his parents to Ohio. On Nov. 19, 1840 he married Ruth Clary. They moved to Noble County in 1845, where they remained near Avilla until 1883 when they moved to Kendallville, where they resided at the time of his death, Dec. 20, 1889. He leaves a wife and 5 children. Five children preceded him in death. Funeral in Avilla Sunday. Burial, King Cemetery. + 12-20-1889 ^ 12-27-1889
VanFerson John, a former pioneer resident of this community died at his room in the Waverly House at Hoopeston, Ill. on Jan. 4. The body was taken to the home of his cousin, William Pennel, on N. VanScoyoc St. where funeral was held Sunday. Burial, local cemetery, where his wife, formerly Clara Clipper, and 2 sons who preceded him in death many years ago, are also buried. He was born at Avilla, Ind. Nov. 26, 1852 and was over 75 years of age. He had been a resident of Hoopeston most of the time for the past 19 years. He was a member of the Bricklayers Union at Danville. He leaves one sister, an inmate of the Masonic Home at Sullivan, Ill. > No date
VanFerson Ruth, 82, the mother of John VanFerson, died at his home in the north part of the city Wednesday. Funeral will be today from the residence. Burial, King Cemetery. ^ 2-14-1902 The daughter of Nathaniel and Millie Clary, she was born in Guernsey County, Ohio Nov. 7, 1819; died at her home in Kendallville Feb. 12, aged 82 years, 3 months and 5 days. She married John VanFerson Nov. 19, 1840. They had 10 children, 5 of whom have died. Two sons and 3 daughters are left. ^ 2-21-1902
VanFerson Walter, 71, a resident of this community many years, died Sunday at his home in Elkhart. Surviving are the wife, two daughters and three sons. The funeral was Wednesday. ~ 3-24-1949
VanGessel Agnes, 92, of Kendallville, died July 1, 2012 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born in Continental, Ohio, on Feb. 17, 1920, to Fred and Matilda (Liebrecht) Kreinbrink. She married Edard VanGessel on Nov. 24, 1944 in Kendallville. He died Feb. 2, 2004. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville. She and her husband owned the Culligan Tub Laundromat in Garrett for about 30 years. Survivors include 2 daughters, Christina VanGessel of Fort Wayne and Gretchen VanGessel of Hope, Mich.; 5 sons, Craig and Linda, Kevin and Nancy, Terence, Dave and Judy VanGesssel, all of rural Kendallville, Monte VanGessel of rural Avilla; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Edna Meyer of Avilla and Ellen Helmkamp of LaGrange. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Henrietta Demske and Leona Fortman. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 7-3-2012
VanGessel Edward R, 82, Kendallville, died February 2, 2004 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born March 4, 1921 in Grand Rapids to Anthony and Frances (VanLynn) VanGessel. On November 25, 1944 in Kendallville he married Agnes Kreienbrink. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Christina and Mike VanGessel-Buescher of Fort Wayne and Gretchen VanGessel of Hope, Mich.; 5 sons and 4 daughters-in-law, Craig and Linda and Kevin and Nancy VanGessel of Kendallville, Terence and Pat VanGessel of LaOtto, Dave of Angola and Jeffrey and Monte of Avilla; 2 sisters, Euncie Mitus of Conn., and Frances "Sis" Brayman of Grand Rapids; 2 brothers, Robert and Tom of Grand Rapids; and 17 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, William and Gerald. He had retired as an electrical tester for General Electric in Fort Wayne and had owned Culligan of DeKalb County. He had moved to the area in 1942 from Grand Rapids. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville, where services were held. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ~ 2-12-2004
VanGessel Marsha E, 52, of Fort Wayne, died October 20, 2004 at her home. She was born January 13, 1952 in Garrett to Keith and Gwendolyn (Southern) Sheets. Surviving are her parents in Kendallville; a daughter, Jennifer of Kendallville; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Josh and Liv of rural Avilla and Ryan and Carrie of Kendallville; and a grandson, Carter VanGessel. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Sheets in January 1978. A homemaker she was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Albion. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial was private. ~ 11-4-2004
VanGessel William A, 63, brother of Edward VanGessel of R. 2, Kendallville, died Jan. 3 at his residence in Wayland, Mich. He and his brother Edward owned and operated Van’s Tap in Albion from 1945 to 1950. At the present time he was the owner of Kent Coin Machine Corp. in Michigan. He was born Jan. 7, 1913 to Anthony and Frances (VanLynn) VanGessel in Grand Rapids, Mich. Other survivors include his wife, Verna; six daughters, four sons; two sisters; and three brothers, Gerald and Robert, Grand Rapids, and Tom, Stamford, Conn. Funeral mass was Thursday in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. ~ 1-13-1977 + 1-?-1977
VanGorder Aaron A died yesterday morning after several weeks of severe suffering from cancer of the stomach. He was a native of Livingston County, N.Y., and with his wife, who died about 2 years ago, came to Noble County in 1853. He was the father of our townsman, Prof. W. B. VanGorder, of the Albion schools. Funeral at M.E. Church at this place (Avilla) Friday afternoon. * 11-23-1893 Contributed by Judy Richter
VanGorder Dorothy died this morning at the Methodist Hospital in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her husband, Paul; a son, Kent; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jarrett; and a sister, Maxine. ~ 6-10-1948
VanGorder Fern A, 90, of Avilla, died Thursday in Kendallville Manor Healthcare Facility. She was born August 23, 1904 in Michigan to Charles E. and Ivy L. (Collins) Guthrie. She married Paul VanGorder June 24, 1924 in the home of her parents in rural Avilla. She had been a school teacher in Jefferson Twp and had lived in this community the past 82 years. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla and was a more than 50-year member of OES 122, Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; a son, Robert of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, AnnVanZile and Mrs. Max (Mary) Whonsetler of Avilla; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 10-13-1994
VanGorder Jeanette, 74, formerly of Albion and Avilla, died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne from peritonitis and heart disease. The daughter of Miton and Esther Richardson Smith, she was born in Pinehill, Wis. but spent her early childhood in Tidioute, Pa. and Galesburg, Ill. During the first World War, as she was the only woman who held a principal’s license in Noble County during a scarcity of teachers, she served as principal of the LaOtto High School for 3 years and then went to Wolf Lake as high school principal. She returned to Albion to teach where Mr. VanGorder was superintendent. She is the last of a family of 2 sisters and 3 brothers and is survived by a daughter, Pauline. She was a member of the First Congregational Church. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 5-?-1943
VanGorder Joel C, lifetime resident of this area, died Monday on his 91st birthday anniversary at his home one mile east of Avilla. Surviving are a son, Paul, Avilla; two daughters, Mabel, at home, and Mrs. Ed Miller, of Garrett; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 7-10-1952
VanGorder Mabel, 89, died Jan. 9 in the Kendallville Nursing Home. She had formerly lived at 221 Van Scoyoc St. here. She was born in Avilla Nov. 19, 1891 to Joel and Mary (Sherman) VanGorder. A retired employee of the Auburn Rubber Company, she was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and the Avilla OES Chapter 155. Surviving are a brother, Paul, Avilla, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen R. Miller of Garrett. Service was Sunday. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 1-15-1981 + 1-9-1981
VanGorder Mary C, 85, wife of J. C. VanGorder, died Friday of a heart attack. Final rites were held Monday at the McKee & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. Surviving besides the widower are two daughters, Mrs. E. H. F. Miller of Garrett, and Miss Mable VanGorder, at home; and one son, Paul; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Esquire Sherman; and a sister, Mrs. Helen Graham, both of Kendallville. ~ 12-16-1948 + 12-?-1948
VanGorder Paul J, 97, a longtime Avilla banker, died Monday at Provena Sacred Heart Home. Born March 29, 1902 in Avilla, he was the son of Joel C. and Mary (Sherman) VanGorder. An Avilla High School graduate, he was a lifelong Avilla resident. On June 27, 1924 in Avilla he married Fern Alice Guthrie, whom he met in the third grade. She died October 13, 1994. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, a 75-year member of Avilla Lodge F&AM and OES Chapter 122, Kendallville. Surviving are a son, Paul of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Ann VanZile and Mrs. Max (Mary) Whonsetler, Avilla; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were 2 sisters, Mabel VanGorder and Ellen Miller; and a great-grandchild. Services at Calvary United Methodist Church Wednesday. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 4-5-1999
VanGorder Rebecca J (Campbell) was born in Fayette County, Pa., May 6, 1818. In early childhood, with her parents she moved to Coshocton County, Ohio, and after the death of her parents the children emigrated to Marshall County, Ill. Here she married Aaron A. VanGorder February 23, 1854. Later in the same year they came to Noble County, settling on a farm east of Avilla, where she resided until her death on February 2, 1891, at the age of 72 years, 8 months, 26 days. She became a member of the M.E. Church at the age of 13. They had 4 children - William B., Henry J., Sarah E., Joel S. - who with her husband survive. Funeral at the M.E. Church on Tuesday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-5-1891
VanGorder William Bramwell, oldest son of A. A. and Rebecca VanGorder, was born on a farm in Allen Twp, near Avilla and spent the major portion of his life in this county engaged in teaching. He married Jeanette Smith of Oberlin, Ohio, and they had one daughter, Pauline. He leaves his wife and daughter; and 2 brothers. H. J. of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Joel C. of Avilla. After having taught in the schools of Avilla and Rome City, he was elected superintendent of the schools of Noble County which office he held 4 years and then accepted a position as superintendent of the Albion schools, which he filled for several years. He served in the same capacity at Knightstown and Worthington before returning to the position at Albion. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Masonic Order. He wrote and published a book on the "Flora of Noble County" and at the time of his death was writing on the "Animal and Bird Life of Northern Indiana." + 4-?-1927
VanHalst Bruce E, 42, R. 1, died Monday in McCray Hospital of a heart attack. Born July 8, 1946 in Kendallville, he was the son of Lester and LaVon (Bradbury) VanHalst. He was a lifetime Rome City area resident and was assistant foreman of Sage Inc., Kendallville. On Dec. 13, 1986 he married Vicky Newman, who survives. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lynn who died in 1981. Private graveside services at Orange Cemetery in Rome City. + 12-26-1988
VanHalst Jonathon L, 48, of South Milford, died Aug. 26, 2005 in the emergency room at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. He was an auto mechanic and a graduate of East Noble High School. He was a member of the Topeka Mennonite Church. He was born Jan. 3, 1957 in Kendallville to Lynn VanHalst and Gloria (Nissen) Fryback. He married Brenda K. Fugate on Sept. 24, 1977 in Lisbon. Surviving are his mother in Fort Wayne; his wife; 3 sons, Nick and Michael VanHalst of South Milford, Dustin VanHalst of Goshen; a granddaughter, Isabella Vandebouch; a sister, Alicia Fryback of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Chris VanHalst of Angola and Jeff VanHalst of Fort Wayne; and 2 stepbrothers. Services Tuesday in Bethel Christian Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 8-28-2005
VanHalst Lavon M, 76, of R. 1, Rome City, died Monday in Parkview Hospital. She was born in Fort Wayne July 14, 1912, the daughter of Clarence and Lillian (Buskerit) Bradbury. In 1933 she married Lester E. VanHalst, who died in 1967. She had lived in the Rome City area most of her life, moving from Fort Wayne. She was a member of Nine Mile United Methodist church. Surviving are a son, Bruce E. of Rome City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert (Minnie) Shumaker and Virginia Bradbury, and a brother, Harvey, both of Fort Wayne. A son and one brother preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Nine Mile Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 12-?-1988
VanHalst Lynn E, 46, of 118 Spring Beach Road, Rome City, died Thursday at his residence. He was born Feb. 15, 1936 in Fort Wayne to Lester and Lavon (Bradbury) VanHalst. Surviving are his mother in Rome City; 5 sons, Jonathon and Jeffrey of New Haven, Christopher of Seymour and John and Paul of Kendallville; a brother, Bruce of Rome City; a great aunt, Aleene Arney of Buchanan, Mich.; and 2 grandchildren. Services Monday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-8-1982
VanHart Helen Marie, 95, of Kendallville, died Saturday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was born in Kendallville January 21, 1904 to Harry W. and Sophia (Ries) Keck. On June 30, 1931 in Kendallville she married Benjamin Franklin VanHart. He died in 1977. A graduate of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, she had taught kindergarten and the second grade for 10 years and for 16 years was a real estate agent. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne Women's Club, Retired Teachers Association of Noble County, Tri Kappa and McCray Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services Tuesday in Lake View Cemetery. + 5-8-1999
VanHart Jesse F, 53, of Kendallville, ended a long period of despondency by taking his life with a small rifle sometime last Saturday. He was for 11 years a cabinet maker at the plant of the Tri-State Casket Co. He moved to Kendallville 15 years ago from Decatur. He is survived by his wife; a son, Richard; 3 daughters, Pearl at home, Mrs. Violet Delp of Kendallville, and Mrs. Mary Ellen Myers of South Bend. + 6-?-1932
VanHook Angel Marie, infant daughter of Patricia Ann VanHook, was stillborn Monday at McCray Hospital. Surviving are her mother; grandparents, Leaun and Dorothy VanHook of Ligonier; and great-great-grandfather, Wayne VanHook of Ligonier. Graveside services Thursday at Cosperville Cemetery. + 2-3-1986
VanHook Leaun, 63, of Wawaka, died Monday in St. Joseph Medical Center. He was born December 23, 1935 in Terre Haute to Wayne and Leona (Frazier) VanHook. On May 15, 1962 in Terre Haute he married Dorothy Dean. A resident of this area for the past 26 years, he retired in 1996 from Silgan Plastics in Ligonier after 23 years. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Penny Jean Mote of Ligonier and Patricia Ann Cornett of Ezel, Ky.; a son, Leaun Jr. of Ligonier; 3 sisters, Katherine Paul and Phyllis Clements of Terre Haute, and Erma Jennings of Springfield, Ill.; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 8-9-1999
VanHoozer Betty J, 67, died April 12, 2011, at her home in Wolcottville. She was born in Garrett, Kentucky, on March 7, 1944, to Adolph and Nora (Bolen) Collins. She worked, in the past, at Ball Brass Foundry in Auburn and Mid West Molding in Wolcottville. She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church in South Milford. Survivors include 3 daughters, Sheila and Chad Hoover of Kendallville, Diana Kirkpatrick of Wolcottville and Shirley Jean Van Hoozer of Rome City; 3 sons, Kelly and Geraldine Newsome of Wolcottville, Larry and Kimberly Handshoe of Rome City and Ricky and Kristan Handshoe of Pikeville, Kentucky; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Ray Collins of Albion and Roy and Bonnie Collins of Kendallville; three sisters, Mary Jo Bolen of LaGrange, Annie Kessler of Wabash and Helen and Jack Criswell of Waterloo. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Geraldine Collins, Irene Belcher, Nannie McPhearson and Josephine Bailey; and her brother, Sonny Collins. Funeral April 15 at Independent Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 4-13-2011
VanHoozer Danny R, 22, Dwarf, Ky., died today in Hazard, Ky. from a gunshot wound. He was born May 14, 1958 in Kendallville, the son of Shirley and Ruby (Hicks) VanHoozer. He had resided in Rome City before moving to Dwarf 4 months ago. Surviving are his father and his mother, Ruby Ballard, in Rome City; 2 sisters, Shelia L. Patrick of Rome City and Sharon Rae at home; 3 brothers, Shirley D., Michigan City, Dennis J. and Duane A., Rome City; and grandmother Martha Cole of Brimfield. Services Monday in True Church of God in Jesus’ Name, Lisbon. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-?-1981
VanHoozer Shirley H, 64, died at McCray Hospital Wednesday. Born July 25, 1917 in Newhall, W. Va., he was the son of David and Celia (Billings) VanHoozer. He moved to Rome City 20 years ago from Newhall and was retired from Newnam Foundry, Kendallville. Surviving are 2 daughters, Shelia Patrick and Sharon Clarke of Rome City; 3 sons, Dennis and Duane of Rome City (only 2 mentioned); a brother, David of Chicago Heights, Ill.; one sister, Hattie Haynes of Bishop, Va.; one half-sister, June Williams of Henderson, N.C.; and 7 grandchildren. Services Saturday in Community Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-17-1982
VanHorn Isaac I, 92, died Friday at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Richard Ott, R. 1, Huntertown, with whom he had been residing. He was a native of Franklin County, Ohio. Funeral was Saturday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Mentzer Cemetery near Convoy, Ohio. Surviving also are a son, Delmar, Cromwell; a daughter, Mrs. James (Alma E) Snyder, Fort Wayne; one half-sister, Mrs. Cora Reynolds, Lima, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. + 8-?-1963
VanHorn Leonard S, 63, a Rome City resident since 1943, was found dead in his home Thursday. Death was caused by pneumonia. Born in Fort Wayne, he was retired, formerly working at a furniture store in Kendallville. He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Alva Watson, Fort Wayne; and 3 brothers, Russell, Fort Wayne, Ross, Erie, Pa., and Ralph, Detroit, Mich. A twin brother, Bernard, died in 1963. Services in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne Saturday. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. + 9-?-1965
VanHorn Lovina P, 56, of Cromwell, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, from carcinoma. Funeral will be Aug. 27 from D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 25, 1908 in Van Wert County, Ohio, to the late Henry and Ida (Schaadt) Schaadt. She was married to Delmar VanHorn on Nov. 26, 1931 in Van Wert. Surviving are her husband; daughter, Mrs. Frank (Marilyn) Weidman of Fort Wayne; 5 sons, Harold, Kenneth and David of Decatur, Bruce and Rick of Cromwell; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Calvin Runyon, Van Wert; and 5 brothers, Donald, Clifford and Carl of Convoy, Ohio, Russell, Van Wert, and Arnold, Camden, Mich. Burial, St. John’s Church of Christ Cemetery in Convoy, Ohio. + 8-?-1965
VanHouten Austin E, 60, took his life last Wednesday. He was born in Garrett Feb. 12, 1907, a son of the late Edgar and Mamie VanHouten. He lived in Garrett all his life. He was married to Edith Koons of Avilla on Aug. 16, 1952. Surviving besides the wife are two brothers, Howard of Mill Valley, Calif., and George of Essex Falls, N. J.; and two sisters, Mrs. Earl Weaver of 600 E. Edgerton St., Garrett, and Mrs. Mildred Coleman of Bowling Green, Ohio. He was a member of the Elks, American Legion and the Masons. Funeral Saturday at the McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 12-14-1967
VanHouten Edith I, 63, was pronounced dead on arrival Friday at the Garrett Hospital after she was found near the front steps of her home at 607 S. Guilford St., Garrett. She was reportedly a victim of a concussion and exposure after she was knocked unconscious from a fall on the steps when returning home late on Thursday night. The body was taken to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garrett for final rites last Monday. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. She was born Feb. 25, 1905 in Avilla, daughter of the late William and Cecilia Koons. She was married to Mr. VanHouten Aug. 16, 1952. Survivors include five brothers, Charles and Merlin Koons of Fort Wayne, Harold and James Koons of Avilla and Herbert Koons of Cincinnati. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, American Legion Auxiliary and Elks Emblem Club. ~ 11-28-1968 + 11-?-1968
VanKirk O A, 60, of Oakland, Calif., former resident of Kendallville, died June 18 from heart disease. Practicing dentistry at Kendallville a number of years, he was a member of BPOE Lodge No. 1194. He was born in LaGrange County. Surviving are the widow, the former Edna Reed of Stroh; a son, Alden of Fresno, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. James Livingstone of Oakland; a brother, R. E.; and a sister, Mrs. Orpha Harsh of LaGrange. + 7-?-1941
VanKleek Beatrice, 91, of Kendallville died February 21, 2011, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She graduated from Pontiac Senior High School, Pontiac, Michigan, in 1937. She retired from Community National Bank in Pontiac after 15 years. She was born April 3, 1919, in Pontiac, Michigan, to Olen and Bessie (Szabla) Shaw. On February 14, 1945, in Pontiac, Michigan, she married Keith R. VanKleek. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Donald Warner of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Carol Godwin of Brighton, Michigan; 6 grandchildren, Alison (Patrick) Hlathein, Wendy (Andrew) Lapadat, Shaun Godwin, Julie Stumpf, Robert (Nita) Godwin, and David (Amy) Godwin; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters. Funeral March 5 in Young Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-2-2011
VanLear John, 45, died at McCray Hospital Thursday. He had been a resident of Kendallville nearly all his life. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Circle Cemetery near Hudson. Surviving is a sister. + 1-?-1943
VanMeter Jon David, 14-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David VanMeter, 918 E. Main St., Albion, died April 30 en route to McCray Hospital after he had been struck by a pickup truck as he was riding a bicycle on Ind. 8 less than two blocks from his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1955 in Elkhart to David and Alvena Kanning VanMeter. The family moved 10 years ago from Elkhart to Albion where Dr. VanMeter practices veterinary medicine. Surviving in addition to the parents are four sisters, Suzanne, a student at Lexington University, Lexington, Ky., Jeanette, Fort Wayne, and Sherri and Lori at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Agnes VanMeter, New Haven; and maternal grandfather, Henry Kanning, Fort Wayne. Funeral Monday in Avilla Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Concordia Cemetery in Fort Wayne. ~ 5-7-1970 + 4-?-1970
VanMeter Lila M, 56, Fort Wayne, died last Thursday in Parkview Hospital. Since 1960 she was employed as a nurse in the Allen County Home. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Eva May VanMeter at home, a son, Charles, LaOtto, and her mother, Mrs. Alma Cramer, also of LaOtto. Funeral Sunday in E. Harper & Son Funeral Home in New Haven. ~ 5-4-1967
VanOrman F M
died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. S. Howe on Garden St. Some 12 years ago he came from his home in Rome City to live with his daughter. He was a member of Co. D, 44th Indiana volunteers, a faithful defender of the union during the terrible struggle against secession. He was a member of the G.A.R. Funeral at the daughter’s home Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Had he lived until the 16th of May he would have been 75 years old. ^ 4-28-1911
VanPatten Milton H, 73, of Big Long Lake, died Thursday at his residence. He was born May 2, 1910 in New York and married Donna Burns in 1971. He was formerly employed as a truck mechanic at Maumee Truck Leasing and owned his own auto service in Fort Wayne. Before moving to Fort Wayne, he was a policeman at Suffold and Richmond, Va. for 12 years. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Gail Bunt and Catherine Kees of Fort Wayne, and Patricia Nancy of Defiance, Ohio; 3 sons, Wallace of Marion; Eugene of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Paul of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, Diana VanPatten; and a stepson, John Lee, both of Fort Wayne; a sister, Estella Fusco of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 9-22-1983
VanPherson - John’s little boy died last Thursday of brain affection and was buried Saturday in the Avilla village cemetery. ^ 4-1-1880
VanPherson John Mrs died Tuesday last week of consumption and was buried Thursday at the Lutheran Cemetery. ^ 4-8-1880
Vanscoder Tracey L, 37, of Avilla, died Sept. 1, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Fort Wayne on Aug. 23, 1974 to Robert L. Miller and Susan A. (Peterson) Stafford. She graduated from Snider High School in 1992, Ball State University in 1997 and from Indiana-Purdue Univeristy, Fort Wayne, with a degree in nursing. She married Robert Vanscoder on Sept. 16, 2000 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. She worked in the surgical department of Parkview Hospital. She was a member of the Grace Christian Church. Suviving are her husband; her father; her mother; 2 daughters, Kari and Israel Nicles of Fort Wayne and Meggan Vanscoder of Leo; a son, NIcholas Vanscoder of AVilla; a granddaughter, Lucy Nickles; 4 sisters, Tiffany and Donte Turner of Muncie, Sandy and Shawn Pfefferkorn of Auburn, Stacy Miller of Auburn and Elizabeth Delucenay of Cleveland, NC; one brother, Cole Stafford of Warsaw; grandparents, C. Ann Peterson, Martha Stafford and Lavina Miller. Services Tuesday at Grace Christian Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ^ 9-4-2011
VanScoyoc Peter was born October 5, 1841 at Lucas, Richland County, Ohio, and died October 3, 1920 at the age of 86 years 11 months and 28 days. On August 4, 1862, he enlisted at Camp Mansfield, Ohio, in the 120th regiment of the Ohio Volunteers. He was made First Sergeant 17th Veterans Reserve and was discharged a first Sergeant June 30, 1865, at Indianapolis, Indiana. On March 15, 1870, he and Mary A. Kruse were married at Avilla. Van Scoyoc Street in Avilla was named in his honor and he was held in high esteem by all who knew him. They had 13 children, four dying in infancy and early childhood. The nine surviving children, five sons and four daughters are left with their mother. They are Sherman and Marvin of Oak Hill, Dr. William of Clifton, Dr. Guy of Salt Lake City, Utah, Fred of Port Angeles, Wash., Frances, Mrs. James Goheen and Mrs. Sam Hutcheson of Oak Hill, and Mrs. E. W. Faulconer of Clay Center. There are ten grandchildren. The funeral was at the old home Friday. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. (Oak Hill Kansas Times) ~ 12-1-1920
VanWagner Edna I, 98, of Albion, died Wednesday in Whitley County Hospital. She was born November 25, 1893 in Noble County, the daughter of Ruel and Dora (Mead) Stureman. On March 23, 1935 in Albion she married Carl VanWagner, who died in 1954. She moved from Elkhart to the Albion area in 1957. In 1970 she retired as a nurse, having worked at both Elkhart and Whitley County hospitals. She was a member of Wolf Lake 7th Day Adventist Church. She is survived by 6 step-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Wolf Lake 7th Day Adventist Church. Burial, Brighton Cemetery. + 9-23-1992
VanWagner Isaac, 101, died at the Kondas Nursing Home. Born in 1856, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey VanWagner. The family moved to Ohio and when he was 9 they returned to Indiana. He then lived many years at Lake Gage in Steuben County. He married the former Mary Ewing, who is deceased. They were childless. He could recall the Civil War. Final rites were at Kendallville with burial at LaGrange. + 11-?-1957
VanWagner Richard L III died Sept. 1 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born July 17, 1976 in Kendallville to Richard L. and Darlene Sue (Liebing) VanWagner. They reside at R. 1, Kendallville. Other survivors include the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Liebing, Kendallville, Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. VanWagner Sr., rural Kendallville; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Christensen, R. 1, Avilla; and great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Idress Liebing, Lima Plank Road. Prayer services Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 9-9-1976 + 8-?-1976
VanWagner Richard Lee, 55, of R. 3, Kendallville, died from injuries suffered in a truck accident Friday. He was born in LaGrange March 5, 1931 to Chalmer and Helen (Fitzgerald) VanWagner. On Aug. 2, 1949 in Allegan, Mich., he married Ellen J. McClure. He moved from Mich. to Kendallville 30 years ago and was road driver for 25 years for Gateway Trucking and for Consolidated Freightways in Fremont the past four years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, F&AM Lodge No. 451, Rome City Scottish Rite Valley, Fort Wayne; Mizpah Shrine, Fort Wayne, Kendallville Elks Lodge 1194 and Moose Lodge 1031. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Cathy) Young of Kendallville; a son, Richard L. Jr. of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sherwood (Betty) Franson of Frazier, Mich., and Patricia of Coldwater, Mich.; 2 brothers, James of Byron Center, Mich., and Kenneth of Rome City; and 3 grandchildren. One grandson, Richard III, died Sept. 1, 1976. Services Monday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-20-1987
VanWagner Richard Lee Jr, 47, died Nov. 14, 2001 at his home west of Kendallville. An East Noble High School graduate, he worked for Reith Riley Construction for 17 years and the Kendallville Park Dept. for 2 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the F&AM and Elks lodges in Kendallville and Fort Wayne Shrine Club. He was born July 10, 1954 to Richard Lee and Ellen J. (McClure) VanWagner. His father died in Feb. 1987. Surviving are his mother; a daughter and son-in-law, Erica and Chris Wehrmeister of Fort Wayne; a son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Sarah VanWagner of Kendallville; a sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Larry Young of Kendallville; and a grandson, Ethan VanWagner. Funeral mass Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-15-2001
VanWagner Violet L, 92, died Monday in Miller's Merry Manor, LaGrange. She was born in Noble County June 5, 1903 to William and Florence (Bush) Christlieb. On June 16, 1924 in Centreville, Mich., she married Otis VanWagner. He died September 25, 1984. She retired from Foltz Bakery in LaGrange and had worked for LaGrange Publishing Co. She was a member of Pythian Sisters, VFW Auxiliary and War Mothers of LaGrange, First United Methodist Church, and for the past 17 years had attended LaGrange First Church of God. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) Ringler of Wolcottville; 2 sons, Bruce of LaGrange and Floyd of Howe; 2 sisters, Mary Iddings of Auburn and Leona Friend of Kendallville; 17 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral Thursday in First Church of God. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 12-25-1995
VanWagoner Alice, 70, died Monday in an Indianapolis nursing home. Funeral was Wednesday in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Surviving are 2 half-sisters, Mrs. H.V. Hursey of Ligonier, and Mrs. William Brown of Cromwell. She had taught many years in various schools in Noble and nearby counties. + 1-?-1948
VanWald Barbara J, 77, of Willshire, Ohio, died Aug. 16, 2006 in the Van Wert Ohio Hospital. She was employed by Egolf's IGA as a cashier for more than 30 years. She was born July 11, 1929 in Willshire to Leroy and Mary (Kline) Painter. She married Clifford E. VanWald on Sept. 6, 1958 in New Haven. He died Jan. 6, 1985. Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Kenneth Speelman of Scott, Ohio. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deb Pickens in 1951, 6 sisters and 4 brothers. Services Saturday in Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 8-17-2006
VanWinkle Betty, 89, of Phoenix, died on January 7, 2013, at the Coronado Home in Phoenix. She was born in Bloomfield, Indiana, on September 2, 1923, to Jessie and Francis (Tulley) Harbin. She married John P. Van Winkle on June 4, 1941, and he died in 1985. She worked for Kroger grocery store in Indianapolis until the late 1950s. The the family then moved to Kendallville where she worked as a nurses’ aide at McCray Hospital until 1966. That same year she and her husband opened the Gingerbread House in Kendallville which they owned and operated from 1966 until they retired in 1975. Survivors include 2 sons, John and Maureen Van Winkle of Pretty Lake and Jim Van Winkle of Kendallville; 2 daughters, Sandy Harbuch of Phoenix, Arizona and Cathy and Tim Henderson of Prescot, Arizona; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rosemary Brooks of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Bill Van Winkle; 3 brothers; and one sister. Service at Orange Cemetery. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 1-12-2013
VanWinkle Cheryl Jean "Sherri", 42, of Kendallville, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born May 25, 1948 in Warsaw, the daughter of Amos Allen and Mary Elizabeth (Feece) Pyle. Her father died in October 1985. On December 23, 1966 in Warsaw she married John E. VanWinkle. She moved to Kendallville in 1969 and had been employed in the office of Rogers Market for 12 years. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge and Elks Ladies. Surviving are her husband; her mother; 3 daughters, Alisa, Beth and Amy; a brother, Richard Pyle of Elkhart; and a niece, Katie Pyle. Services Friday in Faith United Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-26-1991
VanWinkle John P, 67, of R. 1, died today at the VA Medical Center, Indianapolis. Born July 10, 1917 in Bedford to Otto and Emma (Brundage) VanWinkle, he married Betty L. Hurbin there June 4, 1941. A WW II veteran and retired salesman for Emge Packaging Co., he owned the Gingerbread House restaurant. He was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church and the American Legion. Survivors include 2 daughters, Sandra Hanbach of Phoenix, Ariz., and Catherine Henderson of Huston, Texas; 3 sons, John E. of Kendallville and William D. and James A. of Corpus Christi, Texas; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One sister and one brother preceded him in death. Services Sunday at Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-21-1984
VanWormer Maria (Baker) died near Sparta Chapel March 20, 1885. She was born in Martinsburg, Va. While yet a child she moved to Fayette County, Ohio, afterward to Marion County, Ohio, and in 1844 to Noble County, where she lived until her death. She was married twice, her first husband being John White. They raised 3 sons and 3 daughters, all of whom still live in Noble County. Her second husband was William VanWormer. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 60 years. She was the mother of Mrs. Orlando Kimmell. > 3-26-1885
VanZile Edsel W, 59, R. 1, Cree Lake, died Friday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born April 1, 1921 in Steuben County, he was the son of George W. VanZile, deceased, and Lena (VanPelt) Hughes of rural Hudson. He married Noradell M. Rowilson on Nov. 9, 1940 in Angola. He was a resident in this area 32 years moving here from Pleasant Lake. He was an employee of Newnam Foundry for 32 years, a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Moose and Elks Lodges. Survivors include his wife; 5 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Katherine) Baxter, Kissimmee, Fla., Mrs. Darwin (Patricia) Marckel, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Jerry (Linda) Mortimore, Kendallville, Mrs. David (Tereasa) Stoops, Garrett, Mrs. John (Toni) Ackerman, Wolcottville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Noll, Kissimmee, Fla., Mrs. Evelyn Geahart, Eaton, Ohio; 3 brothers, Orren, Montpelier, Ohio, Berton, Kaloma, Iowa, Lorren, Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; 14 granddaughters and 4 grandsons. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1980
VanZile Noradell M, 60, formerly of Kendallville, died Saturday at Kissimmee Hospital. Born in Stroh Jan. 9, 1925, she was the daughter of Justus and Eursel (Deal) Rowlison. On Nov. 9, 1940 in Angola, she married Edsel W. VanZile, who died Aug. 8, 1980. She moved from Cree Lake to Kissimmee 3 years ago. She was a retired meat cutter for Kroger and Wolcottville IGA and a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Lionesses of Kissimmee, and Woman of the Moose, Kendallville. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Katherine) Baxter of Kissimmee, Mrs. Darwin (Patricia) Marckel of Fort Wayne, Linda Mortimore of Kendallville, Mrs. Bruce (Tereasa) Martin of Camden, Mich., and Mrs. John (Toni) Ackerman of Wolcottville; 4 sisters, Dorothy Mapes of Kissimmee, Arvilla Castner and Wanda Amburgey of Stroh, and Nelda Cummings of Rome City; a brother, Tim of Stroh; 18 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-6-1985
VanZile Robert J, 62, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Auburn to Jay and Amanda (Newhouser) VanZile on March 9, 1926. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of Avilla American Legion Post #240. He had lived in Avilla since 1929. He married Ann Ogg on June 13, 1979. Surviving are his wife; and Sheryl Cosaboom of Fort Wayne, Stephanie VanZile, Fort Wayne, Pattie Lewis, Fort Wayne, Margaret Pyer, Ouechee, Vt., Stephen Ogg, Avilla, Scott and John Ogg, Kendallville; and one brother, Meredith, Garrett. Services Tuesday at the First Christian Church, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 10-11-1988 + 10-8-1988
Vardaman Helen, 85, died at Westminster Village in Muncie Monday. A former Kendallville resident, she had taught in Kendallville High School for many years. There are no survivors. Services today at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson. + 3-11-1985
Varner - Mrs, 70, of Allen Twp, died on Friday and was buried at Lake View Cemetery on Saturday. She was the mother of Cyrus, William and Jerry Varner, and Mrs. Wible. ^ 6-15-1883
Varner Alvarda, 10-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Varner of Allen Twp, died Wednesday from typhoid fever. Funeral Friday at Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-15-1908
Varner Elizabeth, daughter of William and Hannah Bills, was born in Wells County, Ind. July 16, 1849; died at her residence 4 miles and a half northwest of Kendallville, April 3, age 47 years 6 months and 13 days. In 1867 she came with her parents to Noble County. She married Cyrus M. Varner on Dec. 26, 1869. They had 4 children 2 of whom preceded her in death. There remains a husband, 2 children, 3 sisters, 2 half-sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral at the house April 5. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-12-1895
Varner Elnora, 76, died Sunday at her home in Kendallville from complications. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Allie Robinson, Kendallville; a stepson, Albert Varner of near Kendallville; and a sister, Mrs. Charles Gilbert of Toledo, O. Funeral Wednesday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1935
Varner Jay I, 72, of Rome City, died November 27, 1991 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Rome City January 28, 1914, the son of John I. and Nellie May (Hollibaugh) Varner. A farmer, he was a lifetime resident of Rome City where he owned and operated Varner's Landing on Sylvan Lake. He was in the boating business since he was 14 years old. He married Kathryn Lewellen Hoot in Elkhart February 26, 1940. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Kay Miller and Sue Knapp of Rome City; 5 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-27-1991
Varner Kathryn Lewellen, 79, Rome City, died June 15, 1994 at her residence. She was born in Avilla May 27, 1915, the daughter of Don C. and Eva Belle (Strouse) Hoot. She lived in Rome City since 1940 moving there from Avilla. She was a farmer's wife and helped with Varner's Landing on Sylvan Lake. She married Jay I. Varner February 26, 1940 in Elkhart. He died November 27, 1991. Survivors include 2 daughters, Kay Miller and Sue Knapp, Rome City; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-15-1994
Varner Lillie E, 78, died Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruby Carpenter. She was the wife of Alfred M. Varner, who survives. The Varners were residents of the Avilla community at one time. Services Tuesday in the L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 12-6-1956
Varner Lydia, 27 years, 1 week and 10 days, wife of Jeremiah C. Varner, died May 22, leaving a husband and one child of 2 years of age, with a mother and sister. ^ 5-27-1880
Varner Mary E, 76 years, 6 months and 26 days, died Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jacob McLaughlin of Brimfield. Death followed an illness from a stroke. The body was sent to her home in W. Va. where funeral was held Tuesday. Surviving are the sister; one son; one daughter; a brother and another sister. Burial, Varner Cemetery in W. Va. + 10-?-1935
Vaughn Dorothy M , 61, New Haven, died Saturday in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.. Surviving are her husband, Ross; a daughter, Mrs. LaVerne Green, New Haven; a son, Ronald, Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Delmar Lintermuth, Fort Wayne; a brother, Elmer Grooms, Fort Wayne; and her mother, Mrs. Edith Grooms, a resident of the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Funeral Wednesday in C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 11-26-1970
Vaughn Julie Malene, 30, Merriam, Kan., died Saturday in Kansas City, Kan. She was born in Kendallville Jan. 4, 1958, the daughter of Robert and Donalee Vaughn. Surviving are her father and stepmother in Shipshewana, and her mother in Kansas City; a sister, Lori Potter, Merriam; a brother, Rodney, Toledo, Ohio; a stepsister, Debra Modert, LaGrange; a stepbrother, Jeff Mead, Valparaiso, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Vaughn, Avilla, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hoy, Fort Wayne. Services Wednesday in Carney-Frost Funeral Home, Lagrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. ~ 2-23-1988 + 2-13-1988
Vaughn Kay, 36, lived at R. 1, LaOtto, where she died Saturday. She was a former resident of Allen County and was a telephone operator for Northern Indiana Public Service Co. Surviving are her husband, Robert; a son, Jeff; and a daughter, Debbie, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Augspurger, Fort Wayne. Services Nov. 22 in Klaehn’s South Anthony Chapel, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 11-24-1977 + 11-?-1977
Vaughn Margaret, 76, died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Kendallville area and was born Nov. 29, 1896, in Noble County, the daughter of George and Anna Foreman. Her husband, Clyde E., preceded her in death in 1967. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hilda Ridenour and Mrs. Bermuda Blake, both of Ligonier; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A son, Paul, was killed during WW II. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Church of the Nazarene. Funeral Monday at Berhalter-Preston Mortuary in Kendallville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 2-24-1972 + 2-?-1972
Vaughn Maurice A "Mose", 81, of Fort Wayne, died Monday in University Park Nursing Center. A native of Noble County, he retired in 1976 from Slater Steel after 40 years. His wife, Selma E, died in 1955. Surviving are 2 daughters, Marcia R. Stevens of Bunnell, Fla., and Sharon K. Strong of Corunna; 2 sons, Larry M. and James E. of Fort Wayne; a brother, Rodney of Avilla; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 7-1-1996
Vaughn Rodney E, 89, of Avilla, died March 15, 2000 at Shepherd of the Hill, Kendallville. He was born October 2, 1910 to Alva and Grace (Huff) Vaughn. On April 21, 1930 in Fort Wayne he married Rosalie Carlson. She died November 10, 1994. A lifetime Avilla area resident, he was production manager for Joslyn Stainless Steel in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Surviving are 5 sons, Richard of LaGrange, Robert and Rex of Shipshewana, Ronald of Wolcottville and Randy of Avilla; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney; a grandchild; a brother, Maurice; and a sister, June Morel. Services in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 3-23-2000
Vaughn Rosalie, 82, Avilla, died November 10, 1994 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Cecilia (Housholder) Carlson. She moved to the Avilla area in 1946 from Fort Wayne. A homemaker, she was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. She married Rodney Vaughn. Surviving are her husband; 5 sons, Richard of LaGrange, Robert and Rex of Shipshewana, Ron of Wolcottville and Randy, Avilla; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Grayce Tracey, Fort Wayne. A grandchild and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. + 11-10-1994
Veatch Marguriee Virginia Hayden, 83, of Portland, Tenn., and formerly of Albion, died December 11, 2000 at a nursing home in Portland. She was the youngest of ten children of George and Rachel Campbell. She grew up in Albion and had resided with her daughter, Patricia Hayden Hammer prior to entering the nursing home. She first married Harold Hayden of Kendallville. After his death she married Mr. Veatch, who is deceased. Among her survivors are her daughter and a son, Dwayne Hayden. Her ashes will be buried at sea off the coast of California at a later date. + 12-13-2000
Veazey Belle, 72, wife of Dr. W. Veazey, Avilla, died at her home there Thursday from complications. Surviving are the husband; 4 children, Marion of Rutherford, N.J., Mrs. Randall Irons of Detroit, Mich., and Lotta and Lelia at home; and one sister, Mrs. C. B. Goodwin of Kendallville. Funeral Saturday from the late home. + 6-?-1935
Veazey Gladys A, 90, R. 3, Churubusco, died December 9 at Whitley County Hospital. She was born on September 7, 1894 in Noble County, a daughter of Leslie and Rachel (Busz) Moore. She was married Aug. 25, 1915 to Glenn Veazey and they lived around the Churubusco area their entire lives. He preceded her in death in 1979. Her church affiliation was with Churubusco United Methodist. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman (Inabelle) Egolf, Churubusco; two brothers, Silas A., Mishawaka, and Forrest, Bradenton, Fla.; 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services December 12 at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 12-13-1984
Veazey Harold Lewis, 45, of Anderson, died Thursday at St. John’s Hospital. He was an accountant in the offices at Delco-Remy Division and had resided at Anderson for the past 15 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge, a graduate of Wabash College, and a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Clara Barnum Veazey; a son, Don Allen, and a daughter, Karen Kay, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Veazey of Garrett, Ind. Services Friday at Albright Funeral Home. Burial, Albion Ind. in family burial plot. + 12-?-1947
Veazey Harry A
, 83, a life-long resident of Noble County, died at his home seven miles north of Churubusco last Friday. Surviving are the wife, Laverna; four sons, Glen and William C. of Churubusco, Leroy, Columbia City, and Reed of Uniondale; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. William Veazey of Avilla and Jonas Veazey of Garrett. Services Sunday at Green Center Evangelical Church. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 9-13-1951
Veazey Henry R, one of the oldest residents of Noble County, died, aged 78 years, 7 months and 11 days, Wednesday at the home of his son, John and family, in Green Twp, death being the result of paralysis. The son of Elisha and Elizabeth Veazey, he was born in Davis County, Pa., Dec. 28, 1837. Sept. 29, 1859 he married Lydia A. Strouss of Noble County, and they had eight children. The mother and two children preceded him in death. Surviving are John and Harry and Mrs. Minnie Warner of Green Twp, Dr. W. M. of Avilla, Dr. Allen H. of Hudson, Mich., and Jonas S. of Garrett; a brother and a sister, John Veazey and Jennie Scott, reside in Pa., and another brother, William, resides in Calif. Funeral Friday at Hopewell Church. ~ 8-16-1916
Veazey Jennie, 77, former resident of Garrett, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born in Albion, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McCartney. Her husband, Jonas, died in 1953. A son, Harold, is also deceased. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Mullendore of Hagerstown, Md., and Mrs. Grace Duke of Tampa, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Services Saturday in Garrett ~ 10-15-1959
Veazey Jonas of Garrett, brother of Dr. W. M. Veazey, died at the Sacred Heart Hospital August 1. He was born in Green Twp, and spent his boyhood days in this community. He retired eight years ago, after approximately fifty years of service with the B&O Railroad. He was an active member of B & O organizations. For many years he was a member of the Garrett Methodist Church. In addition to the brother, he is survived by his wife, Jennie, and two grandchildren, Karen and Don Allen Veazey of Anderson, Ind. At present his grandson is serving with the Air Force in Puerto Rico. His son Harold preceded him in death on December 25, 1947. Funeral at McKee Funeral Home in Garrett August 3. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 8-6-1953
Veazey Liela, 87, died July 31 in Sylvania, Ohio. She was born in Avilla August 6, 1895, a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William M. Veazey. She was a physical education teacher and taught for 42 years at Bloom Twp High School near Chicago. Surviving are two sisters, Lotta of Sylvania, and Eva Irons of Port Huron, Mich. Memorial services August 9 in Calvary United Methodist Church. Private interment, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-12-1982
Veazey Lilah M, 84, a former resident of Noble County and sister of Gerald Brumbaugh and Mrs. Ed (Grace) Tipton, both of R. 2, Albion, died April 11, 1986 at Columbia Community Care Center. She was born in Whitley County north of Round Lake to William and Caroline Zumbrun Brumbaugh and moved with her parents when she was a small girl to Green Twp, where she attended Green Center School. September 3, 1921 she married Leroy Veazey. They lived first in Fort Wayne and then returned to Noble County to operate the Brumbaugh farm. Later they farmed in Allen and Whitley Counties, retiring in 1971. For the last six years they had lived in Columbia City, spending the past 18 winters in Okeechobee, Fla. Survivors include her husband; four daughters; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters. She was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin. Services Monday at Columbia City Church of the Brethren. Interment, Nolt Cemetery. + 4-11-1986
Veazey Lydia, wife of Henry Veazey of Green Twp, died at her home Sunday. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Strouss, born in Swan Twp and was past 68 years of age. She leaves 5 sons, John and Harry of Green Twp, Dr. Will of Avilla, Dr. Allen of Chicago, and Jonas of Altona; and one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Warner of Green Twp. Another daughter, Mrs. Anna Hawn, died 3 years ago. She also leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Julia Conlogue of Western Springs, Ill., and Mrs. Rebecca Crothers of Avilla; and one brother, Simon Strouse of Toledo. Funeral will be tomorrow at Hopewell. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 10-25-1910
Veazey Marion H, 81, Hagerstown, Md., died Nov. 18 at the Washington County Hospital. He was born in Avilla, Dec. 31, 1899, the son of Dr. William M. and Isabella Naudain Veazey. He married Daisy Ellen Davis of Malcom Iowa in 1928 in Chicago. Dr. Veazey went to Hagerstown in 1953 as director of research for the Funkhouser Company. After early retirement, he entered the teaching profession at Shippensburg State College, retiring in 1975. He was a member of many area organizations. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Isabel Paarlberg of Hampton, N.H.; one son, William M., of Natick, Mass.; and three sisters, Lotta and Liela Veazey of Toledo, Ohio, and Eva Irons of Port Huron, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was also the father of the late Dr. Paul M. Veasey of Santa Barbara, Ca. Memorial services Nov. 21 at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church. Burial was in Indiana. ~ 12-4-1980 + 11-?-1980
Veazey Paul M, M.D., 39, died April 6, in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after suffering from a brain tumor since November 1968. He resided with his family at 1176 Camino Del Rio. He was born on June 8, 1929 in Kendallville and was raised in Rutherford, N. J. While in Rutherford, he was active in scouting activities and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Order of the Arrow. He was a graduate of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio in 1951 and received his medical degree from the Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He married the former Eleanor Otto on June 28, 1952 in her home town of Scarsdale, N. Y. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Paul Jr., Ann, Susan and David; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Marion H. Veazey of Hagerstown, Md.; a brother, William of Acton, Mass.; and a sister, Mrs. Isabel V. Paarlberg, of Uganda, East Africa. Services April 9 at the First Congregational Church. ~ 4-17-1969 + 4-6-1969
Veazey Tracey - Henry Schmenk received a telegram last evening announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Tracey Veazey, at Detroit. ~ 1-19-1893
Veazey William M, 92, a physician here for 65 years, died Sunday in his home of a heart ailment. He was born Feb. 15, 1865 in Green Twp. He was a graduate of the medical school at the University of Louisville, Kentucky and began his medical practice here in Avilla in 1891. He retired in 1955. Surviving are three daughters, Lotta of Cincinnati, Liela, Chicago Heights, Ill., and Mrs. Randall Irons, Port Huron, Mich.; a son, Dr. Marion H., Hagerstown, Md.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Isabella Teeple, to whom he was married Sept. 1, 1892, died June 20, 1935. He was a member of the Indiana State Medical Association, Noble County Medical Society and the Avilla Methodist Church. Services Wednesday in the residence Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-12-1957 + 9-?-1957
Veit Clarence A "Joe", 50, R. 1, LaOtto, died June 9, in McCray Hospital from a heart attack. He was born July 14, 1919 in Monroeville, the son of Nelson and Emma (O’Brien) Veit. On May 16, 1942, he and Maxine Kimmel were married at Columbia City. He had resided near LaOtto for the past 20 years, moving there from Albion. He was employed as a tool and die man at McCray Corp., a division of Litton Industries. He was a member of the Avilla Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Haynes, R. 1, Kendallville, Mrs. Mabel Carunchia, R. 3, and Mrs. Thelma Jean Sobieski, Kendallville; two brothers, Philip, Albion and James, R. 3, Kendallville. A son, Joseph Nelson Veit, preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 1964. Funeral Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 6-18-1970 + 6-9-1970
Veit Emma M, 76, 313 S. Oak St., died this morning in McCray Hospital from complications and a heart condition. She was born in Dixon, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1897, a daughter of Ellsworth and Martha (Bell) O’Bryant. She was married in Van Wert, Ohio Feb. 21, 1917 to Nelson A. Veit. He died Oct. 11, 1971. She came to Kendallville in 1929 from Monroeville and was a member of Mitchell St. United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Phil and Joe; a grandson; and a half-sister. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Mabel Carunchia, 518 N. Summit St., Mrs. William Sobieski, Jackson, Mich., and Mrs. Helen Haynes, R. 1; a son, James, Ind. 3, North; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Violet Carrier, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Evelyn Klinger, Convoy, Ohio; a half-brother, Pat O’Bryant, Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1973
Veit James E, 49, R. 3, Kendallville, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. Born in Allen County June 9, 1928, he was the son of Nelson and Emma (O’Bryant) Veit. He married Melda M. Stackhouse Dec. 6, 1953 in Ashley. A resident of Kendallville most of his life, he owned J & M Tire Co. the past 10 years. He was a member of VFW, Eagles Lodge and Mitchell St. United Methodist Church. Survivors are the wife; 6 daughters, Miss Carolyn, Mrs. Daniel (Barbara) Denney of Kendallville, Mrs. Greg (Beverly) Lower, Wolcottville, and Sandra, Rachel and Rebecca at home; one son, Michael, Kendallville; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Kenney (Helen) Haynes, Mrs. Mabel Carunchia, and Mrs. Thelma Sobieski, all of Kendallville. Two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1978
Veit Joseph Nelson, 18 of R. 1, LaOtto, was killed instantly in a two-car crash on Ind. 3 at Lisbon last Friday. The only son of Joe and Maxine Veit, he was born in Albion and attended Avilla High School, completing his education in the Navy after entering the service in January of 1963. He arrived home on leave only the previous Monday. Other survivors are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Veit of Kendallville, and Mr. and Mrs. George Kimmel of R. 3, Albion. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. ~ 10-1-1964 + 9-?-1964
Veit Michael James, 51, died Aug. 4, 2007 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born May 8, 1856 in Kendallville to James Edward and Nelda Mae (Stackhouse) Veit. A 1974 graduate of East Noble High School, he was a certified tire technician at Noble County Tire and had worked 26 years for his father at J&M Tire in Kendallville. Surviving are his mother in Kendallville; 6 sisters and 4 brothers-in-law, Carolyn Veit of Kendallville, Becky Veit of Fort Wayne, Beverly and Greg Lower of LaGrange, Barbara and Dan Denney of Hudson, Sandra and Gary Bolen of Rome City, and Rachel and Todd Hart of Auburn. Services Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-6-2007
Veit Phillip Ellsworth, 52, 315 Main St., Albion, was found dead in bed Wednesday. Death was caused by a heart attack. Born in Monroeville April 20, 1918, he was the son of Nelson and Emma O’Bryant Veit, who reside at 313 S. Oak St., Kendallville. Prior to moving to Kendallville he had resided in Rochester where he operated at Culligan Co. for 9 years. He had lived in Albion for the past year where he was on the Board of Directors of the Noble County Credit Union and president of Teeters & Veit Corp., owners of Vee Tee Twist at Howe. He was married Aug. 1, 1959 in Fort Wayne to Lucille Rickner. He was a member of the Mitchell St. United Methodist Church, Kendallville, and Elks and Moose Lodge at Rochester. Survivors include the wife; his parents; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Barbara Davis, Albion, and Mrs. Shirley Runkle, Toledo, Ohio; one brother, James, Ind. 3 North; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mabel Carunchia, Mrs. William Sobieski, and Mrs. Helen Haynes, all Kendallville. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1970
Veitch Thelma E, 95, formerly of Big Lake, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne.She had worked at Blue Bell, Grant’s Warehouse in Fort Wayne and assisted at Reed’s Shoe Store. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School. Following her graduation from Fort Wayne Beauty College in 1967, she worked for Evelyn Street until 1978.She was a member of the Columbia City OES#65 and Palm View Baptist Church in Palmetto, Fla. She was born Jan. 6, 1916, in Noble County to Samuel Delbert and Lola A. (Wilkerson) Paulus. She married Harry A. Reed on Aug. 15, 1935. He died April 15, 1980, and she moved to Florida. On June 3, 1982, she married Glenn L. Veitch. They made their home in Ellenton, Fla. He died July 11, 2001, and she returned to Indiana in 2003.Also surviving are three sons, Richard A. (Nell) Reed of St. Petersburg, Fla., Roger Lee (De) Reed of Huntertown and Thomas R. (Donna) Reed of Harper Lake; two daughters, Paula Jane (Jay) Ridings of Cromwell and Rita Mary Reed of Fort Wayne; 7 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two grandsons; four brothers, Lawrence B., Jay W., Leon V. and Russell W. Paulus; and two sisters, Helen Hickman and Evangeline Baker.Funeral Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery.^ 8-31-2011
Vendal Patricia Ann (Butler), 49, a former Albion resident, died Wednesday in her home in Detroit. Surviving are her husband, Al; 3 daughters, Mrs. Pam Smith, Miss Vickie Engle and Mrs. Sandra Jankowski; 2 sons, Michael and Andrew; 4 sisters, Gail Smith and Donna Troyer, Albion, Mrs. Don Favinger, Knox, and Mrs. Helen Smith, Detroit; 3 brothers, Harry and Fred, Albion, and Dick, Benton Harbor, Mich.; 5 grandchildren. Services Monday in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1974
Vendrely Mary Jane, 81, of Kendallville, died June 19 in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born in LaOtto Oct. 16, 1915 to Conrad and Josephine (Gorrell) Beltz. On May 4, 1935 in Auburn she married Wallace D. Vendrely. She was payroll manager of California Lutheran College, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto, a life member of Community Leader Club of California Lutheran University, and Swanettes Homemakers’ Club. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Max (Carma) Crist, Camarillo, Calif.; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Judy Vendrely of Silver City, N.M., Larry and Suzanne of Albuquerque, N.M., and Richard and Sharon of Talbott, Tenn.; 3 sisters, Martha Horn of Fort Wayne, Juanita Hart of Kendallville, and Margaret Persons of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Donald of Kendallville, and Robert of Danville; 9 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, William, and a sister, Joan Wappes. Funeral Sunday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-26-1997
Vendrely Wallace D, 87, of Kendallville, died Monday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. He was born in Payne, Ohio, December 11, 1910 to Delbert and Lillian (White) Vendrely. On May 4, 1935, in Auburn, he married Mary Jane Beltz. She died June 19, 1997. A self-employed appliance repairman, he retired in 1963. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto and a life member of Community Leaders Club of California Lutheran University. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Max (Carma) Crist of Camarillo, Calif.; 3 sons, Thomas of Silver City, N.M., Larry of Kendallville, Richard of Talbott, Tenn.; 2 sisters, Iris Fisher of Toledo, Ohio, and Naotto Sylvester of Park Rapids, Minn; a brother Irving of Fort Wayne; 9 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernie. Funeral Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 6-22-1998
Vest John, 62, died while swimming at Skinner Lake at Weimer’s Landing Monday from a heart attack. He had been employed by Joe Chaudoin north of Albion for a few weeks. He is survived by a wife at Seattle, Wash. and by several children at Berkley, W. Va., where he once lived. + 8-?-1930
Vetter Casper Benedict, veteran baker and a resident of Kendallville the past 57 years, died from apoplexy this morning at his home, 134 N. Park Ave. He was born Jan. 6, 1863 at Baden, Germany, where he spent the early boyhood years. He lost his father when a small child. July 3, 1877 he arrived in Kendallville, direct from Germany, joining his mother who had arrived here in 1869. In 1909 he embarked in the baker business at 104 S. Main St. Later his son, Ralph was taken in as a partner in the business. He married Etta Berhalter, a native of Corunna, June 22, 1886. They had 2 children, Josephine and Ralph. Mrs. Vetter died in 1923. He was a member of Kendallville Lodge No. 1194 BPOE and for many years played with bands and orchestras in the city. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Josephine Parker, and son Ralph; 5 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday from the Church of Immaculate Conception. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-26-1934
Vetter Vera M, 93, 324 E. Mitchell St., died Friday at McCray Hospital. She was born March 21, 1892 in LaGrange to Edward and Etta (Kinnison) Traxler. She married Ralph Vetter on May 1, 1916 in Kendallville. He died in Nov. 1944. A Kendallville resident most of her life, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Urban, Kendallville, and Mrs. Mary Lea Nixon, Kendallville; and 2 grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-24-1986
Vice Andrew C, 29, of Albion, died Oct. 5, 2009 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Huntington. He was born in Fort Wayne on July 16, 1980 to Charles and Amy (Bair) Vice. He graduated from Central Noble High School in 1999 and received his associate degree from IT Tech in 2002. On May 20, 2000 he married Jamie Coney in Albion. Surviving are his wife; a daughter Kaitlyn; 2 sons, Rece and Landen; his parents of Albion; 3 brothers, Cory (Ashley) Vice of Garrett, Tony Vice of Albion and Alex Vice of Albion; his grandparents, Lynn and Anita Bair of Churubusco and Holly Hovarter of Albion and Jerry Vice of St. John, Mich. He was a Cub Scout Leader and coached girls' basketball teams. He had been network engineer for Huntington County Community School Corporation since 2007. Funeral Oct. 9, 2009 at Central Noble High School Auditorium. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 10-7-2009
Vice Baxter B, 82, of Garrett, died Oct. 5 in Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was born April 20, 1917 in Monon to Thomas and Etta (Cooper) Vice. He married Violet E. Fenstermaker on March 4, 1940. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Betsy DePew of Garrett; a sister, Margie Pickard of Avilla; 5 grandchildren. He was a conductor on the B&O Railroad for 37 years, retiring in 1978. Services Friday in Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 10-7-1999
Vice Janet E, 72, died June 24, 2007 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home in Kendallville. She was a member of Avilla American Legion Post 240 and Calvary United Methodist Church. She was born July 5, 1934 in Flushing, Ohio, to Elvy Pierce and Marguerita Covert-Gadomski. She married Thomas Vice on Sept. 9, 1952 at the old Methodist Church in Avilla. Surviving are her husband; a son, Thomas Jr. and his wife, Becky of rural Avilla; a daughter, Cheri Becker of Kendallville; a brother, Phillip Fortman of California; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Terry. Services Wednesday at Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ^ 6-25-2007
Vice Terry N, 46, Avilla, died July 22, 2002.He was a lifelong resident of the Avilla area, an employee at Wayne & Tom Vice Plastering, a member of Avilla American Legion Post 240 and Sons of the American Legion. He was born to Wayne and Janet (Pierce) Vice September 21, 1955 in Kendallville. He married Renea Wicker July 24, 1976 in Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla. Surviving are his wife; his parents; a brother, Tom; a sister, Sheri Becker; and a grandmother, Marguerita Gadomski, all of Avilla. Services Thursday at Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 7-25-2002
Vice Thomas W, 77, died December 14, 2011, at his home in Avilla. He was born on November 6, 1934, in Steuben County, Indiana, the son of Kenneth N. and Anna (Curtland) Vice. On August 9, 1952, he married Janet E. Vice in Avilla. She died on June 24, 2007. He started out as a plasterer for Peter Parker then went on to own Wayne Vice Plastering in Avilla with his son, Tom. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla, and Northern Indiana Draft Horse Association. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Becky Vice of Avilla; his daughter, Cheryl Becker of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren, Tracy Walburn, Timothy Becker, Chad Vice, Joshua Vice and Matthew Vice; 9 great-grandchildren; his brother, Kenneth Vice of Fremont; and two sisters, Arbutus Heller of Coldwater, Michigan, and Madonna Crise of Elkhart. He is preceded in death by his wife, and a son, Terry N. Vice. Funeral Dec. 17 at Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ^ 12-16-2011
Vice Vernon C of 517 W. Edgerton St., died Monday at his home. He was born May 20, 1913 in Monon, the son of the late Thomas and Etta (Cooper) Vice. He was a dry cleaner and a salesman for Culligan of Garrett. He was a member of Garrett United Methodist Church and Auburn Moose Lodge. He had been a Garrett resident since 1965. He married Coleta Clark on June 4, 1932 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons, Vernon C. Jr. of Milwaukee, Wis., John R. of Laurel, Md., James A. of Orange Grove, Fla., and Jerry of Wolcottville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Larry (Judy) Forker of Garrett, and Mrs. Ronald (Joan) Smith of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Baxter of Garrett and Kenneth of Fremont; a sister, Margie Pickerd of Fort Wayne; 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Radis, Thomas and Gail, preceded him in death. Services Thursday in Garrett United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 5-30-1983
Vigneaux Genevieve A, mother of Augustina Trombley of Wolf Lake and Alice Huth and Rosealma Helmkamp of Avilla, died in St. Joseph Hospital at Fort Wayne on March 1. She was a former resident of Sault Ste Marie, Mich., and a native of Lake Linden, Mich. Other survivors are 4 sons, Wilfred of Beesville, Texas, Eugene of Springfield, Mo., Homer of Fort Wayne, and Richard of Bethany, N.Y.; 3 other daughters, Irene Desormeaux of Sault Ste Marie, Julie of Milwaukee and Mary Jane Biddle of Louisville, Ky. Funeral was at Sault Ste Marie. Burial, Rudyard Cemetery, Rudyard, Mich. * 3-?-1981
Vigneaux Jule M, Sister of St. Francis, Milwaukee, Wis. died there April 9 at age 57. She was the sister of Mrs. Elmer (Alice) Huth, Kendallville, and Mrs. Bob (Rosealma) Helmkamp of Avilla. She was born Aug. 12, 1927, the daughter of the late Alfred and Genevieve Vigneaux of Sault Ste Marie, Mi. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. John (Irene) Desormeaux of Sault Ste Marie, Mi., Mrs. John (Mary Jane) Biddle of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Bernard (Augustine) Trombley, formerly of Bear Lake, now of Davenport, Fl.; and four brothers, Wilfred of Miami, Ok., Eugene of Springfield, Mo., Homer of Fort Wayne, and Richard of Athens, New York. Services April 11. Burial, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Milwaukee. ~ 4-25-1985 + 4-9-1985
Villa Elvira R, 71, of Ligonier, died Feb. 10, 2005 at the home of a son. She was born Sept. 29, 1933 in Tabasco, Sacatecas, Mexico to Nicolas and Consuelo (Ramirez) Rodriguez. Surviving are her husband, Ramon of Ligonier, 5 sons, Salvador, Jesus and Santiago of Ligonier, Nicolas of Sacramento and Manuel of Mexico; 4 daughters, Gillermina Rubalcaba and Martina Villa of Ligonier, Ramona, Guadalupe and Maria Villa of Mexico; 2 brothers, Nicolas Rodriguez of Washington and Ruben Rodriguez of Fla.; and 2 sisters, Angelina and Consuelo Rodriguez of Mexico. Graveside services today at Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 2-11-2005
Villarreal Jessue "Jessie", 46, 610 Grant St., Ligonier, died Saturday in Goshen Hospital. Born in San Antonio, Tex., April 14, 1927, he was a resident of Ligonier 76 years and formerly of Decatur and Milford. He was employed by Penn Controls, Goshen, and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ligonier. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Louis Cerna, Decatur, and Mrs. Carolso Miranda, Canton, Ohio; and one cousin, Andrew Chavez, Ligonier. Services in St. Patrick’s Church today. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1973
Vincent Andrew Jackson died Oct. 23, aged 66 years and 8 days. He was born in Herkimer County, N.Y. Oct. 15, 1820 and moved from Chagrin Falls, O., to Northport about 25 years ago. Services in the M. E. Church. ^ 11-5-1886
Vincent Daniel David, 41, died June 19, 1991 in McCray Hospital, Kendallville, from an apparent heart attack. He was born in Edmonson, Ky., on June 3, 1950. On September 26, 1987 in Brimfield he married Elizabeth Ann "Peggy" Murphy. He had been employed the past 5 years at Zanxx in Garrett as a truck driver. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Audrea of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Daniel David Jr. of Louisville; 2 stepdaughters, Deborah Pratt and Tina Palmerton; 2 stepsons, Tom Henry Jr. and Gary Henry; 3 sisters, Deanna Minton of Brownsville, Ky., Betty Horn of Brandenburg, Ky., and Belinda Pruitt of Shelbyville, Ky.; a brother Randall of Louisville; and a grandson. Services Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-19-1991
Vincent Diana Hardy was born at Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., Feb. 11, 1819; died in East Jordan, Charlevoix County, Mich., Aug. 2, at the age of 85 years and 22 days. Her parents moved to Ohio when she was a small child. She attended and taught school for several years and at the age of 17 taught President Garfield his letters. She married Jackson Vincent March 4, 1845 at Cleveland, O., who preceded her in death, also an infant daughter and her only son, Justus H. Vincent, leaving one daughter, Mrs. L. C. Madison, with whom she had made her home since a widow. Funeral at the home of William Moore in Rome City. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. ^ 8-12-1904
Vincent Lucinda, 84, died at the residence of William Bliss on May 3. She was the widow of Dr. J. H. Vincent who died at this place nearly 20 years ago. She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. William Bliss, nearly all the time since the death of her husband. She leaves 4 daughters and five sons, one of whom is Dr. O. J. Vincent of Kendallville. Funeral at the church Wednesday. ^ 5-6-1880
Vinson Beulah died Monday night in Fla. Burial will be in Pensacola. She was born and raised in Albion, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norah Barcus. Three brothers, a sister and a son survive. + 4-?-1955
Vinson Donald N, 69, of Kendallville, died Friday in Rosewood Terrace Nursing home in Elkhart. He was born in McRoberts, Ky. on August 16, 1926 to James and Beulah (Satterfield) Vinson. On October 2, 1982 in Ligonier he married Edna Iddings. He was a retired roofer and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Sharon Stein of New Albany, Janet Gaunt of Prospect, Ky., and Theresa Durin and Leah Leaver of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Timothy of New Albany; 3 stepdaughters, Cheryl Swift and Mary Trotter of Orland, Fla., and Brenda Church of Apopka, Fla.; 2 stepsons, Alfred Greene of Orlando, Fla., and Harvey Greene of Astatula, Fla.; a sister, Dorothy Zidoroff of Huber Heights, Ohio; 4 brothers, James of Dearborn Heights, Mich., Edward of Millanonott, Maine, Raymond of Stafford, Va., and Richard of Bidwell, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and one brother. Funeral Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Veterans National Cemetery in Marion. + 10-13-1995
Vinson Edna L, 61, of Kendallville, died in an auto accident Friday. She was born January 11, 1936 in Kendallville to Harold and Evelyn (Rimmel) Iddings. On October 2, 1982 in Ligonier she married Donald Vinson. He died October 13, 1995. The longtime Kendallville resident was retired from Albion Wire. Surviving are 3 daughters, Cheryl Swift, Brenda Church and Mary Greene; and 2 sons, Alfred L. Greene and Harvey H. Greene, all of Apopka, Fla.; one sister, Dolores Chorpenning of Albion; 2 brothers, Frank Iddings of Albion and Dallas Iddings of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-26-1997
Vinyard Francis Earl, 84, died Dec. 21, 2001 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born July 25, 1917 in Dayton, Ohio to James Porter and Winona (Emerick) Vinyard. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WW II. He married Jean Leota Schlichtenmyer on Sept. 24, 1949 in Kendallville. He worked 34 years for the U. S. Postal Service in Kendallville as a rural letter carrier, retiring in 1977. He was a member of American Legion Post 86, VFW Post 2749 and Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Cheri Holcomb of Kendallville; a brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Mabel Vinyard of Seven Hills, Ohio; 3 granddaughters, Jana Smock, Telina Sheppard and Juli Liz; a grandson, Michael Holcomb; 6 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald; and a sister, Doris Hopkins. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery with graveside honors by Kendallville VFW 2749. ^ 12-23-2001
Vinyard Jean Leota, 89, of Kendallville, died May 2, 2009 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Kendallville to Roy and Bernice (Burton) Schlichtenmyer. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1939. She married Francis Vinyard on Sept. 24, 1949 in Kendallville. He died Dec. 21, 2001. She worked at J. C. Penney, Murphy's, Foodtown, Maloleys and in 1983 retired from Sears, all in Kendallville. She was a member of Vinyard Post 2749 and American Legion Post 86 auxiliaries. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Cheri Holcomb of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Michael Holcomb, Telina Shepperd, and Juli and Brian Davidson; 6 great-grandchildren, Nicole, Tiffany, Megan, Matthew, Chase and Max; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Nancy Schlichtenmyer of San Diego, Calif., and Donald and Bernice Schlichtenmyer of Fort Wayne; and a sister, Betty LaDow of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jana Smock on April 25, 2009; and a brother, Robert Schlichtenmyer. Funeral Wednesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-3-2009
Violand Edward H, 78, Fort Wayne, brother of Mrs. Henry Greven, Avilla, died Saturday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. Funeral Tuesday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery. ~ 10-1-1964
Vlahakis Leona Dennie, 89, died Monday in Parkview Hospital. She was born in Lewisburg, Tenn., Nov. 15, 1897 and had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne and Kendallville. She and her husband, George, owned and operated the former Olympia Confectionary, an ice cream and candy store in Kendallville, for 22 years. She was a member of Christ’s Church at Georgetown. Her husband died in 1962. Surviving are 3 nieces, Virginia Shull and Dorothy Masel of Fort Wayne, and Marilyn Casper of Charlotte, N.C. Services Thursday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. + 7-20-1987
Voegele John died of pneumonia at his home east of town on Thursday. He was about 45 years of age and had never married. Funeral at the Catholic Church Saturday. ~ 3-11-1897
Voelkers Gertrude, 56, died Sunday at the Sacred Heart Home, where she had been employed the past 24 years. She was the daughter of Gerald Voelkers. She is survived by several brothers and sisters. Her body was removed to the Hickey Funeral Home at South Bend where funeral services were held Wednesday. Burial in the Highland Cemetery. ~ 1-26-1961
Vogeding - An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Vogeding, about one week, died on Sunday. ~ 7-6-1893
Vogeding Emma, 80, of Homewood, formerly of Avilla, died Sept. 29 in Homewood. Survivors include Mr. and Mrs. Koch, Homewood; Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Kaiser and Mrs. Delores Abbot, Avilla. Mrs. Vogeding was the mother of Mrs. Kaiser. Funeral Thursday in the Tews Funeral Home in Homewood, Ill. ~ 10-2-1969
Vogeding Estella A, 95, was born March 8, 1878 to John W. and Rebecca (Monroe) Moorhouse. She married Eugene F. Vogeding June 30, 1908 in Albion. He died in 1962. She was a resident of Garrett most of her life. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary K. Stewart, Garrett, and Mrs. Charles Quattlebaum, Arlington, Va.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a brother, J. B. Moorhouse, Pekin, Ill.; and a sister, Ellen Moorhouse, Sacred Heart Home. Final rites Tuesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 11-29-1973 + 11-?-1973
Vogeding Henry died Sept. 20 at his residence about one mile south of Avilla. He had been a resident of Avilla about 35 years. He leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters. Funeral was at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, Catholic cemetery. ^ 9-21-1895
Vogeding Henry Mrs, aged 72 years and 11 months, died Thursday after several weeks’ illness. ~ 9-12-1895
Vogel Maxine, 66, of Ruskin, Fla. died June 22 in Bradenton, Fla. Community Hospital. She was a Fort Wayne resident until moving to Fla. 3 years ago. Surviving are her husband, Mark P.; a son, Phillip A., Lakeland, Fla.; 2 daughters, Margaret Rolling, Fort Wayne, and Judith and a brother, Eugene W. Renwick, Mansfield, Ohio. She was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. + 6-22-1980
Voirol Edward F, 80, a retired farmer, died Tuesday at his home on R. 1, Avilla, east of Fairbanks Corners. He was born Feb. 18, 1881, in Allen County, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Florent Voirol, and moved to this area in 1948. He was married Oct. 24, 1905, to Louise M. Lamblin. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Ivan and Robert, Fort Wayne, and Virgil, Ashtabula, Ohio; six daughters, Mrs. Anthony (Albertine) Johanns of Monroeville, Mrs. Emerald (Edna) Miller of Shipshewana, Mrs. Guy (Cecilia) Platter of Avilla, Mrs. Lloyd (Dorothy) Sheets of Decatur, Mrs. Lawrence (Esther) Call, Angola, and Mrs. Robert (Betty) Fiedler, Fort Wayne; 28 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Justin, Monroeville; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Quinlan, Napa, Calif. He was preceded in death by two sons. Services in St. Mary’s Church in Avilla Friday. Burial, St. Louis Catholic Church Cemetery at Besancon. ~ 12-14-1961 + 12-?-1961
Voirol H Joe of Kendallville, nephew of Miss Elva Cook and Mrs. Martha Perry, died Jan. 4, 1964 at McCray Hospital. He is survived by a daughter, two sisters and a brother. Funeral at Kendallville Tuesday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1964
Voirol Josephine M, 79, died Thursday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a former resident of St. Joe and Wawaka. She was born December 29, 1913 in Fort Wayne to Albert R. and Iva Mae (Marquardt) Fry. She was married to Norbert Voirol who died September 16, 1935. She later married Theodore Voirol who died February 20, 1978. A homemaker, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Auburn. She is survived by 4 sons, Richard L. of Monroeville, Lavern R. of Republic, Mich., William A. of Fort Wayne and Michael D. of Woodburn; 2 daughters, Velma Driscoll of Wawaka and Carolyn McNamara of St. Joe; 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were one sister and 2 grandchildren. Prayer service Monday at McComb Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial Catholic Cemetery, Auburn. + 8-5-1993
Voirol M Joan, 80, died Oct. 20, 2007 at Parkview Noble Hospital. A 1942 graduate of Albion High School, she was a member of Albion Presbyterian Church, American Legion Auxiliary and former member of the Eagles Lodge. She was born July 7, 1927 in Kendallville to Henry and Alice (Eagles) Curtis. She married Robert Voirol on Jan. 9, 1949 in Covington, Ky. Surviving are her husband in Albion; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Corinne and Galen Gillenwater and Roberta and Grant Merriman of Albion; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 10-22-2007
Voirol Robert C, 84, died Nov. 12, 2010 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 20, 1926 in Monroeville, the son of Edward and Louise (Lamblin) Voirol. He retired from International Harvester in April 1974. He married Mary J Curtis in Kentucky on Jan. 9, 1949. She died in 2007. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Asbury United Methoidist Church in Albion, the American Legion Post 246 and Albion Eagles FOE 2455. Suviving are his daughters and their husbands, Corinne and Galen Gillenwater of Albion, and Roberta and Grant Merriman of Albion; 5 grandchildren, Jeff Gillenwater, Sandy Sell, Keith Gillenwater, Melissa McDonald and Mike Merriman; 5 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Fiedler of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Funeral Nov. 16 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 11-13-2010
Voirol Theodore H, 65, died Feb. 20 in Parkview Hospital. He lived at R. 1, Wawaka the past 2 years after living the previous 20 years in St. Joe. He was born Nov. 16, 1912 in Allen County to Jules and Julia (Groneaux) Voirol. He married Josephine Fry on March 19, 1936. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons, Richard L., Monroeville, Laverne R., Spencerville, William A., Fort Wayne, and Mike D., Rome City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Velma Jean Driscoll, Wawaka, and Mrs. Carolyn McNamara, St. Joe; 4 brothers, Arthur, Monroeville, Kenneth, Spencerville, and Chester and Leonard, Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Mrs. Garnet Girardot, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Helen Ort, Woodburn, and Mrs. Eileen LaMont, Monroeville; and 24 grandchildren. He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City. Funeral Feb. 22 in Auburn Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. + 2-20-1978
Volberding Albert H died yesterday from typhoid fever. He was about 47 years of age and was part owner and later sole owner of a shoe store in this city a few years ago. For many years he owned and operated a large shoe store at Watseka. Surviving are the widow and one daughter. + 11-15-1926
Volker Robert A, 68, of Big Lake, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born Feb. 6, 1918 in Otsego, Mich. to Fred and Dorothy (Petty) Volker. On Jan. 1, 1976 he married Jeanne Garver. He was a graduate of Otsego High School and a WW II veteran, serving with the U. S. Marines in the South Pacific. He was a mail carrier in Kalamazoo, Mich. until his retirement in 1977. He was a member of VFW Post 827 and Knights of Columbus, both of Kalamazoo. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Kathy Donaldson of Indianapolis, Jeri Schohl and Kitty Morgan of Fort Wayne, and Deanna Klein of Columbia City; 3 sons, Robert of Kalamazoo, John Thompson of Des Moines, Iowa, and Donald Thompson of Fort Wayne; 5 sisters, including Joyce Drake of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers and 12 grandchildren. Services Friday in Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Mich. Burial, Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. + 9-30-1986
Voltz Neil E, 70, died Nov. 11 in his home on Garwood St. in Auburn. He was personnel director at Fort Wayne Structural Steel for 35 years, retiring in 1987. He was a WW II veteran of the U. S. Navy and a member of the Garrett posts of the American Legion and VFW, and Garrett Elks and Auburn Moose Lodges. He was born July 18, 1925 in Fort Wayne to Earl and Freida (Warmeister) Voltz. Surviving are 3 sons, Robert of Leesburg, Michael of Fort Wayne, and Max of Avilla; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandson. One brother, Russel, preceded him in death. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 11-23-1995
Volz Anna, 81, of Fort Wayne, died at St. Joseph Hospital. She was a native of Avilla but had lived in Fort Wayne 63 years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Her husband, Jacob, died in 1938. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Volz at home and Mrs. O. H. Stocks, Fort Wayne; two sons, August, Avilla, and Arthur, South Bend; a brother, Fred Buescher of the Hessen Cassel Road; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Berch, Hudson, Mich., and Mrs. Theresa Riss, Los Angeles, Cal. Services at St. Peter’s Church, Rev. Charles Buescher Griffith, a nephew, officiating. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 10-14-1948
Volz August J died April 5 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born Oct. 31, 1899 in Fort Wayne, the son of Jacob and Ann (Buescher) Volz. A retired farmer, he had lived in the Avilla area for 54 years. Surviving are nieces and nephews which include Jacqueline Spacy of Avilla. Services Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 4-11-1989 + 4-5-1989
Volz Mary A (Bodenhafer) was born near Kendallville, June 14, 1842 and died at her home in Chicago, Ill. Sept. 30, 1900. She was married Jan. 21, 1864 to Rev. Daniel Volz and they had 7 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery in Chicago. She leaves her husband, one daughter, 4 sons, 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. ^ 11-9-1900
Volz Mary Margaret, 93, R. 2, Avilla, died Sunday in Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. She was born Feb. 22, 1890, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Buescher) Volz. She had worked at General Hosiery plant in Fort Wayne and had lived here the past 30 years. Surviving are a niece, Jaqueline Spacy, Avilla; two brothers, August, R. 2, Avilla, and Arthur, South Bend. Services Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 11-24-1983 + 11-?-1983
VonBlon Fred, 63, died last Thursday at his home in Ligonier. He is survived by the widow; 2 sons, Paul and Fred; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Ray Gale and Mrs. Gale Wines of Ligonier. + 7-?-1935
Vondersmith Adrian W, 68, died March 20 in Hocker Nursing Home, Wolf Lake. His wife, Martha, died Feb. 17. There are no immediate survivors. Services were at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home March 23. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-20-1963
Vondersmith Edith, 97, Ligonier, died Friday in Strawberry Village Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 21, 1883 in Ligonier to John and Mattie Gerber Yoder. She was married to Frank Vondersmith who died Nov. 13, 1959. She was a member of Ligonier United Methodist church and the Women’s Relief. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. George Reed, R. 1, Cromwell; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services Sunday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-?-1980
Vondersmith Martha H, 71, a retired music instructor of Ligonier, died Sunday in Hocker Nursing Home, Wolf Lake. Surviving are the husband, Adrian; one sister and 2 brothers. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1963
VonGunten Barbara Elizabeth, 86, of Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Columbia City, died Thursday in Health Park Care Center, Fort Myers. She was born September 23, 1906 to Frank and Bertha (Romey) Spaw. In 1922 she married John L. VanHouten. He died. In January 1945 she married Marion D. Oliver. He died. In 1978 she married Franklin VonGunten. She was a retired nurses' aide at Whitley County Hospital and has been employed by Bowser Corp. in Fort Wayne and Linvill Hospital in Columbia City. She was a member of Big Lake Church of God. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Barbara J.) Grable of Columbia City; 2 sons, Arvin D. VanHouten of Columbia City, and Tommy L. VanHouten of Fort Wayne; 3 stepsons; 2 stepdaughters; a sister, Leone Davito of Chicago; 2 brothers, Melvin Spaw of Fort Wayne and Ralph Spaw of Big Long Lake; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a stepson and a stepdaughter; 4 sisters, Alma Gipe, Ada Cramer, Nellie Stute, and Lois Kimmel; 2 brothers, Franklin and Dewart Spaw. Funeral Tuesday in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 8-12-1993
Voorhees Bessie W died at her home in Sparta Township, Noble Co, only daughter of G. W. and Ann Voohrees. She was born Feb 19, 1874 and died of Brights disease, Dec 13, 1889, age 15 years 9 months and 24 days. Burial, Byers Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 8-26-1889 (Contributed by Judy Richter)
Voorhees Blanche
, 92, died Saturday at Garrett Hospital. Funeral was Tuesday from McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. She was born Nov. 15, 1878 in Kosciusko County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore. She married Dwight Voorhees, Garrett, a retired B&O engineer who died in the early 1950’s. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, the Auxiliary to Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and National Retired Teachers Association. She taught in the Cromwell Grade School a number of years before joining the faculty of Mishawaka School, from which she retired. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Secrist, Cromwell, Mrs. Lawrence (Lenore) Hess, Fort Wayne; one brother, Estil, Cromwell; and 2 stepsons. + 5-?-1971
Voorhees Phoebe of LaOtto died March 11 at the age of over 83 years. ^ 3-25-1887
Vorbau Mary, 72, former Rome City resident and now of Fort Pierce, Fla., died at Indian River Hospital, Vero Beach, Fla. Born in Chicago July 25, 1910, she was the daughter of James and Julia (Sheldon) Stockwell. On Aug. 23, 1933 in Villa Park, Ill., she married Willard Vorbau. Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. William (Lynn) Reynolds of Rome City; a son, Dennis of Annandale, Va.; 4 brothers, John of Fort Pierce, Francis of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Harold of Roseville, Calif., and Edward of Lombard, Ill.; and 6 grandchildren. A brother, James, preceded her in death. Services Saturday at Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 3-?-1983
Vorbau Willard G, 92, of Kendallville, died Nov. 7, 2003 in Parkview Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. He was born Aug. 18, 1911 in Chicago, Ill. to Charles R. and Ovia (Daly) Vorbau. On Aug. 23, 1933 he married Mary A. Stockwell in Villa Park, Ill. She died Feb. 27, 1983. He was an insurance salesman in Chicago and an apartment manager in Orlando, Fla. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, M. Lynn and William Reynolds of Rome City; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis E. and Madeline Vorbau, Annadale, Va.; 5 grandchildren, Bryan and Kimberly Reynolds, Christie Williams, Kelly Owens and Dennis Vorbau; and 5 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were a brother and a granddaughter, Debby Vorbau. Services Monday at Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-9-2003
Voris Elizabeth Ann (Robinson) was born March 3, 1847 near Fort Wayne, and died Jan. 25, 1923, aged 75 years, 10 months and 22 days. Practically her entire life was sent in Noble County. Her early schooling consisted of an intermittent attendance of a few weeks each winter in the schools of Wolf Lake and Ligonier. At the age of 13 she was baptized in the Methodist Church at Wolf Lake. On May 10, 1886, she married William N. Voris of Wolf Lake. They had five children, Mamie, Will, John, Maud and Carna. She was preceded in death by 2 children, Mamie and John in 1899, and the husband in 1920. She is survived by 3 children, Will, Maud and Carna; one sister, Mrs. Mary Coleman of Decatur, Ill.; 2 half-brothers, James Herrick of Elkhart, and George Herrick of Columbia City. Funeral Sunday at the home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1923
Voris Idress, 87, died Oct. 9, 1960 at Ashland, Ore. She was a former resident of Ligonier and Albion. Surviving are a son, Robert in Ashland; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1960
Voris Madeleine, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Voris, was born in Kendallville, April 17, 1898. She graduated from Albion High School with the class of 1912. She taught school since 1913 in Jefferson and York Twp, and lately in Kendallville. She died from scarlet fever on Dec. 3, 1920 at her home near Albion. Surviving are her parents; one sister, Elizabeth, and one brother, Robert, both at home; grandparents, Captain and Mrs. Voris, and an aunt, Maud Voris, all of Albion. Funeral was Dec. 4. + 12-?-1920
Voris Maud, 73, (b.3-26-1875) died June 14, 1948 at her home in Albion from apoplexy. She was a lifelong resident of Albion. For about 40 years she was a primary teacher in the Albion Public Schools. She started teaching in 1907 in the Wawaka schools. She was a member of Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star Lodge at Albion. Surviving are one brother, Carna, of Denver, Colo., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral at the Presbyterian Church Thursday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1948
Voris W N, 89, died at his residence on S. Liberty St. Christmas morning. During the Civil War he was a member of 3 different regiments, the latter being the 88th Ind. Vol. Infantry, of which he was the captain of a company and served with distinction to the close of the conflict. Besides the wife, who also has been ill, he leaves 3 children, Will of Albion, Carna of Denver, Col., and Maud at home, a teacher in the Albion schools. A son and daughter preceded him in death a number of years ago. Funeral Tuesday at the home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 12-?-1920
Voris William, 73, Noble County resident, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack. Funeral Tuesday from Miser Funeral Home. Surviving are the widow; one son; a sister, Maud of Albion; one brother; and a grandchild. + 12-?-1942
Vorndran David T, 65, of Sebring, Fla., former owner of Vorndran Do-It Center in Kendallville, died Jan. 28, 2001 at home. Born in Fort Wayne May 29, 1934 to Carl and Ruth Vorndran, he was a veteran of WW II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy. A previous wife, Linda, of Kendallville, died Feb. 1, 1995. Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Daniel and Tia Vorndran, Tim Vorndran and Lori and Shane Vorndran of Fort Wayne; 5 stepchildren; a grandchild,. Shane Vorndran; and a sister, Joann Shoaff of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by a brother, James. Services Tuesday at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City. ^ 2-1-2001
Vorndran Edmund A, 82, formerly of Diamond St., Kendallville, died at Byron Health Center Sunday. Born in Fort Wayne Jan. 15, 1904, he was the son of Killian and Rosella (Schmidt) Vorndran. On April 24, 1948 in Auburn, he married Marcelle Francoin. He retired from International Harvester in 1972. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Rosalie Stechyshyn of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; 4 sons, Michael of Kendallville, Steven of Columbus, and Donald and Thomas of Fort Wayne; 2 sisters, Evelyn Nowak of Fort Wayne, and Lucille Schell of Rome City; and 11 grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville,. Burial, Avilla Catholic Cemetery. + 11-30-1986
Vorndran Ethel Marie, 61, died November 7, 2000 at her home. She was born January 19, 1939 in Fort Wayne to Kathryn L. (Miller) Vorndran. She had lived in the area for 48 years. She had been a clerk at Danners from 1957 to 1963. She is survived by her mother of Ligonier; a brother, William H. Vorndran of Ligonier; a nephew, Shawn R. Vorndran and a niece, Deedra Vorndran. Services Saturday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 11-8-2000
Vorndran Kathryn L, 90, died June 15, 2001 at her residence of natural causes. She was born in Hamilton on Feb. 16, 1911 to Waldo W. and Ethel M. (Teeter) Miller. She had been employed by Sheppard's Restaurant, Kellams Foodtown and Ligonier Laundromat. Surviving are a son, William of Ligonier; a grandson, Shawn Vorndran of Kansas City, Mo.; a granddaughter, Deedra Vorndran of Cincinnati, Ohio; and one half-brother, Clinton Miller of Anaheim, Calif. A daughter, Ethel, preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 6-17-2001
Vosberg Russell Fredrick, 81, of Kendallville, died today in McCray Hospital, Kendallville, where he had been a patient since Tuesday. He was born in Freeport, Ill. on September 20, 1912 to Henry and Leona (Derby) Vosberg. On April 15, 1935 in Wheaton, Ill., he married Theda Florence Coffman. A graduate of Freeport High School, he moved from Wheaton to this area in 1958. He had been a foreman at Kraft Foods Inc. from 1935 to 1977. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, Excelsior Lodge No. 97 F&AM, Freeport for 50 years, Freeport Consistory 32nd degree Mason, Freeport OES and White Shrine. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Terry (Pam) Spohr of Avilla and Mrs. Jim (Mary) Bauer of Leaf River, Ill.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Carol Vosberg of Winona Lake; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 5-4-1994
Vosberg Theda Florence, 87, of Kendallville, died February 24, 2001 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She was born May 23, 1913 in Polo, Ill. to Charles and Bessie (Gilbert) Dusing Coffman. On April 15, 1935 in Wheaton, Ill., she married Russell Frederick Vosberg, and he died May 4, 1994. She graduated from Polo High School in 1931 and earned a nursing degree in 1934 at Deconese School of Nursing in Freeport, Ill. She worked as a registered nurse at McCray Hospital in Kendallville 1957-1985 and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. She was a 4-H leader for 10 years and a member of the Freeport OES. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Carol Vosberg of Warsaw; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Jimmy Bauer of Leaf River, Ill., and Pam and Terry Spohr of Avilla; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Dorothy Coffman of Polo, Ill.; a sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Roger Bingner of Freeport, Ill.; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son; a stepfather, Ed Dusing; a brother, Robert Coffman and a sister, Lula Johnson. Services at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 3-8-2001
Vosburgh Elva J, 95, died Tuesday at Fort Wayne Health Care Center. She was born July 27, 1887 in Brinard, Minn. to John and Eva (Welliver) Anderson. She had lived most of her life on Garden St. in Kendallville before moving to Fort Wayne. Her husband, Platt, who died in 1963, had worked as ticket agent for the NYC RR. She was a member of Kendallville Eastern Star. Surviving are a son, Eldon J. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Pearl Chapman of Coldwater, Mich.; one grandchild; 4 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services Friday in Bronson Cemetery, Bronson, Mich. + 9-12-1982
Voss Charles G, infant son of Charles G. and Leon K. Voss, died May 5, 6 months and 6 days. ^ 5-13-1880
Voss Leona, 72, died Saturday at her home near Grand Rapids, Mich. Prayer services were held this morning at the grave in Lake View Cemetery. She was born in this city, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wadsworth. She married Charles Voss and they located near Grand Rapids. Her husband died a number of years ago. Surviving are a brother, Niles; and one son. ^ 10-10-1934
Vosteen Donna Jean, 60, died Nov. 5, 2007 at Goshen Hospital. She had been employed by Noble County ARC for 32 years and was a member of Ligonier Church of Christ. She was born July 15, 1947 in Wolf Lake to Donald and Naola (Kimmel) Reed. She married Mike Vosteen in Ligonier on Sept. 1, 1984. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Eric and Jacqueline Hanshew of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Erik Vosteen of Noble County; 2 grandchildren, Zoe and Alexis Hanshew; her mother of Ligonier; a brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Sherie Reed of Columbus, Ind.; and a sister, Loretta Funk of Savannah, Ga. She was preceded in death by her father on Dec. 21, 2006. Services Saturday at Ligonier Church of Christ. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 11-6-2007
Vought Edward B, died at the residence of his son, John, Feb. 22, aged 69 years 2 months and 24 days. He was born in Schenectady County, N.Y. Funeral was at Center school house. ^ 3-2-1882
Vought Frances E, 65, widow of the late John C. Vought, died at her home on E. Mitchell St. Sunday. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Martha E. Gallup. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Young of Wayne Twp who died some years ago and with her parents came to this county when she was 9 years of age. Her other sister, Mrs. George Jourdan, of Cosperville, died some years ago. In 1866 she married Mr. Vought and all of their married life was spent in Noble County. They had no children. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral at the residence Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-21-1909
Vought John C died at his home on E. Mitchell St. last night. Surviving are his wife and a niece, Mrs. Elmer Bowman of this city; and 2 brothers and one sister in New York. He was born April 12, 1840 in Burtonville, Montgomery County, N.Y., the son of Edward B. and Lydia (Hillman) Vought, both natives of the Empire state. He came to Kendallville in 1862. In Aug. 1862 he enlisted in Co. E., 100th Indiana Infantry and served until the close of the war. By regular graduation he became quartermaster, serving in that capacity until the close of the war. He was a member of the G.A.R. since its organization. He purchased a farm in Wayne Twp and served 2 terms as trustee when in 1884 he was elected county auditor, serving for 8 years. Funeral Saturday at the house. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. 5-13-1909

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