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Yahne Jack E, 53 and his wife, Nancy W. Yahne, 50, both of Cicero, formerly of Kendallville, died Friday after an auto accident in Noblesville. She was born Dec. 6, 1937 in Kendallville, the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude Probst. Her mother survives in Kendallville. Also surviving are two daughters, Leesa Treesh and Kristina Gerber, both of Kendallville; two stepsons, Jack E. Jr. of Huntertown and Gregory of Huntington; one brother, Robert, Kendallville; and one grandson. She was a legal secretary. Her husband was a salesman for a heating and air conditioning company in Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 15, 1934 in Huntington. Surviving him are two sons, Jack E., Jr. and Gregory; one daughter Kristina Gerber and one stepdaughter, Leesa Treesh; his mother and stepfather, Audrey and John Hubert of Huntington; one brother and four grandchildren. Joint services are Jan. 12 in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-12-1988 + 1-8-1988
Yahne Nancy W - See Jack E Yahne.
Yaney Lowell Lee, 58, of Kendallville died today in McCray Hospital. He had been ill with lung cancer since August 1990. He was born in Celina, Ohio, March 29, 1932 to Ernest and Elaine (Smith) Yaney. On February 21, 1981 in Fort Wayne he married Dorothy Jean Barrentine, who survives. He moved from Fort Wayne to Kendallville in September 1981. He was employed as a lumber inspector for Wible Lumber in South Milford. He was an Army veteran of WW II and a member of an American Legion post in Fort Wayne, and the Moose Lodge in Kendallville. Also surviving are a daughter, Karen Censke of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 2 sons, Gary of California and Jeff of Tulsa, Okla.; 2 stepsons; 2 sisters, Crystal Heindel of Celina, Ohio, and Esther Gradey of Botkins, Ohio; 2 brothers, John of St. Mary's, Ohio, and Dale of Portland; 2 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-18-1991
Yant Fannie L, about 81, (b.7-11-1865) a resident of York Twp 4 miles west of Albion, died of apoplexy Nov. 29, 1946 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Wood at Fort Wayne. She was the widow of John L. Yant. Surviving are a son, Harley D. of Boise, Idaho; and 5 daughters, Mrs. Gerry Morford of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Burdette Frick of Goshen, Mrs. Harold Sorgenfrei of Albion, Mrs. Leonard Gerardot and Mrs. Clifford Wood of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Holmes of Bluffton, Ohio. Funeral Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. She was a member of Christian Church at Pleasant Hill. + 11-?-1946
Yant George W, about 81, formerly of Wawaka, died Dec. 14, 1951 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell Smith at Vaughnsville, Ohio. Surviving are 2 sons, Richard of Fort Wayne and Paul of Black Duck, Minn.; another daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Price of Patterson, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Rev. Harrison Yant of Elsmore, Ohio and James Yant of Lima, Ohio. Funeral at Wawaka Methodist Church Monday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1951
Yant Harley D, 88, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Sunday at Fountainview Nursing Home, Elkhart. He was born June 25, 1895 in Anna, Ohio to John and Fannie (Conrad) Yant. In 1917 he married Irma Frick. A retired self-employed mechanic, he was a veteran of WW I and a member of the American Legion in Albion. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Jane DuBois, Sheridan, Wyo.; a son, Douglas of Andalusia, Ala.; a sister, Ilo Gerardot of Springtown, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Bonnie Jean, preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-23-1983
Yant Helen L, 62, of R. 1, Churubusco, died Feb. 4 in Whitley County Hospital. She was born in Whitley County May 2, 1913 to Newton and Flossie Killworth. She married Merlin Yant Feb. 20, 1937 and they lived most of their lives in this area. She was a member of Churubusco OES. Survivors are her husband; one son, Keith of R. 1, Huntertown; her mother, of R. 1, Churubusco; three brothers, Earl and Ralph of Churubusco and Albert of Fort Wayne; two grandsons and one sister, Mrs. Lenora Hoffman of Garrett. Services in Sheets Funeral Home Feb. 7. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 2-12-1976 + 2-4-1976
Yant Irma Irene, 88, formerly of Wawaka, died Saturday at Heritage Manor Health Care Center, Ligonier. She was born Nov. 23, 1896 in Noble County to Steven and Clara (Culver) Frick. On Oct. 16, 1917 in Albion she married Harley Yant, who died in 1983. Surviving are a daughter, Jane DuBois of Sheridan, Wyo.; a son, Douglas of Andalusia, Ala.; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Bonnie Jean Price; 2 sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 5-11-1985
Yant John L, about 82, (b.5-27-1864) a farmer of Noble County, died June 19, 1946 following a heart attack at his home a few miles west of Albion. Funeral was held at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion June 22. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. He was born at Rockport, Ohio and came to Noble County in 1913. He is survived by his widow, Fannie; one son, Harley, Boise, Idaho; 5 daughters, Mrs. Harold E. Sorgenfrei of Albion, Mrs. Cliff Wood and Mrs. Leonard Gerardot of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Gary Morford of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Burdette Frick of Goshen, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Harrison of Elmore, Ohio, James of Lima, Ohio, and George of Wawaka. + 6-?-1946
Yant Louisa Ann, 85, born in Noble County the daughter of Ephraim and Harriet Ness Eamick, died Jan. 6 at a convalescent home in Fort Wayne. Her first husband, William Summers, died in 1911, and a son, Chauncey Summers, has not been heard from since the first world war. She remarried William Yant who died in 1930. + 1-?-1941
Yant Lydia A, about 82, (b.3-30-1868) died March 25, 1951 at her home a mile south of Wawaka, after a long illness following a fracture of her hip. Surviving are the husband, George; 2 sons, Richard of Fort Wayne, and Paul of Black Duck, Minn.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Donald Price of E. Patterson, N.J., and Mrs. B. K. Smith of Vaughnsville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Peter Allstaetter of Lansing, Mich., and Charles Allstaetter of Columbus Grove, Ohio. Services at Wawaka Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1951
Yant Merlin R, 90, of Churubusco, died July 1, 2004 in the Oaks Nursing Center of Columbia City. He was a retired farmer and construction worker and a member of Good News Baptist Church of Churubusco. He was born March 27, 1914 in Swan Twp, Noble County, the son of Ervin V. and Laura M. (Miller) Yant. He married Helen Killworth and she died Feb. 4, 1976. He married Violet Herendeen and she died Aug. 5, 2003. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Julia Yant of Huntertown: 3 stepchildren; 2 grandsons and 3 great-granddaughters. He was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas, in 1938; a sister, Ethel Bainter; and 2 brothers, Millard and Walter. Services Monday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 7-2-2004
Yant Phoebe L was born in Allen County, Ohio on March 6, 1857, the daughter of John and Nancy Jane Yant. She was one of a family of 9 children and only 4 survive her. They are John and George of Wawaka, James of Lima, O., and Harrison of Catalpa, O. Practically her whole life was spent in the community where she was born. For many years she was a member of the United Brethren Church. Last Nov. she came to Noble County to spend the winter with her 2 brothers. On the last day of Jan. she fell and sustained a broken hip. She died July 2 being 78 years, 3 months and 26 days of age. Funeral was at the M. E. Church at Rockport, O., July 5. Burial, Rockport Cemetery. + 7-?-1935
Yant Richard J, 47, R.2, Avilla, died Saturday in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 24, 1938 in Columbia City, the son of Walter and Esther (Shively) Yant. He married Nancy Craft July 11, 1969. He had been a resident of Avilla five years, having moved from Silver Lake. He was district manager for Tri-State Plumbing & Supply in Auburn and was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. Surviving are his wife and parents; three daughters, Suzanne, Sonya and Sharon, all at home; a sister, Marlee of Mt. Vernon, Mo.; a brother, Stephen of Fayetteville, Tenn.; his maternal grandmother, Sarah Shively of North Manchester. Services Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 5-8-1986 + 5-5-1986
Yant Richard L, about 58, died in a nursing home at Fort Wayne Feb. 1, 1969. He was a former resident of the Albion community. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Alice; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Price of New Foundland, N.J., and Mrs. Catherine Smith of Vaughnsville, Ohio; and one brother, Paul of Black Duck, Minn. + 2-?-1969
Yant Violet M, 86, Churubusco, died August 5, 2003 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. She was born December 17, 1916 in Allen County to David W. and Bessie Margaret (Cook) Conner. She married Otto Max Herendeen and he died November 18, 1973. She married Merlin R. Yant on January 8, 1976 in Merriam. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Ralph T. Herendeen of Fort Wayne and Max E. and Ann Herendeen of Churubusco; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Dean A. Brown of Bellingham, Wash.; a stepson; a sister, Lois Miller of Rome City; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald L. Herendeen, on July 18, 1980; 2 sisters, Elsie Brady and Julia Gaerte; and 3 brothers, Howard, Ralph and Robert Conner. During WW II she was employed at Tokehim Corp. She worked as a nurse's aide at Whitley County Hospital for many years. She was a member of Good News Baptist Church and a volunteer at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Services at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 8-28-2003
Yarde Arthur L, 78, died Aug. 29 in Foote Hospital, Jackson, Mich. He had been an Avilla farmer until 1982. He was born June 27, 1918 in Garrett, the son of Roy and Ida (VanWye) Yarde. He married Lois Deihl on July 15, 1937. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Harry L. of Fort Wayne, and Roy A. of Avilla; one daughter, Sally Anderson of Jackson, Mich.; one brother, Jay of Avilla; 2 sisters, Viola Hillegass and Elsie Miller; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Aug. 31 in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 9-12-1996
Yarde Edith L, 89, of Avilla and formerly of Garrett, died June 5 at her home. She was born March 28, 1909 in DeKalb County. Her parents were Lee and Edna (Brace) Wilmot. She and John Yarde were married June 25, 1927 in Garrett Methodist Church parsonage. He died Aug. 13, 1995. She was a member of Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren, Keyser Twp Homemakers Club, Republican Women’s Club, Garrett BPW. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Alice Yarde of Garrett; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Carl Gerber of Garrett, and Nancy and Don Potter of Fort Wayne; one brother, Paul of Garrett; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Leroy, Arthur and Durward. Services at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 6-18-1998
Yarde Eugene D "Jasper", 81, died Sept. 11, 2004 in Millers' Merry Manor, Garrett. He served as principal for J.E. Ober Elementary School in Garrett, retiring in May 1986 with 15 years of service. He founded, owned and operated the Blue Moon Drive-In in Garrett for 25 years. He was a member of Community Church in Corunna, Garrett Masonic Lodge 537, York Rite, Mizpah Shrine, Auburn Moose, Garrett Lions, Garrett American Legion Post 178 and Phi Epsilon Kappa. He also served as Keyser Twp trustee and was a WW II U.S. Army veteran, wounded in North Africa and Anzio. He received the Bronze Star. A 1941 graduate of Garrett High School, he received his master's degree from Indiana university. Born June 23, 1923 in Garrett, he was the son of Claude and Mable (Grogg) Yarde. On June 29, 1947 he married M. Jane Bradin. She died Jan. 16, 1998. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Julie and Dan and Jordan of Garrett; and 2 grandsons, Justin and Dakota. His sister, Mary Jane Winebrenner, also preceded him in death. Services Wednesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 9-13-2004
Yarde Ida P, 83, died Saturday in Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was formerly from R. 2, Avilla, born in Williams County, Ohio, September 8, 1898, the daughter of William and Mary Ellen (Hughes) VanWye. She married Roy Yarde in DeKalb County May 8, 1917. He died June 22, 1973. She was a homemaker and member of the Garrett First Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Arthur, Avilla, and Jay of Auburn; two daughters, Mrs. Franklin (Viola) Hillegass, Avilla, and Mrs. Charles (Elsie) Miller of Orland; a brother, Orrin, of Waterloo; a sister, Mrs. Florence Martin of St. Joseph, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services Tuesday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ~ 6-10-1982
Yarde Jay R, 72, of Avilla, died Feb. 22 in Rehabilitation Hospital in Fort Wayne. The Garrett native was a retired farmer and had been a construction supervisor for Gunsaullus Construction Co. in Kendallville for 23 years. He was a member of Operating Engineers Union Local 103. He was born June 6, 1924 in Garrett to Roy and Ida (VanWye) Yarde. He married Joan Gorrell on May 19, 1945 in the Garrett Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Connie Bry of Urbana, Ohio, and Carole Washler of Auburn; sisters, Elsie Miller of Tavares, Fla., and Viola Hillegass of Kendallville; and 6 grandchildren. One brother, Arthur, preceded him in death. Services at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. ~ 2-20-1997
Yarde John, 60, a brother of Mrs. Henry Campbell of this city, died at his home near Garrett Saturday. ^ 5-25-1900
Yarde John, a venerable citizen living just over the line in DeKalb County, died Monday. ~3-24-1898
Yarde Lois E, 90, died Jan. 3, 2009 at Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. She was a bookkeeper for Arthur Yarde & Sons Inc., retiring in 1988. She attended Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren in Auburn. She was born April 11, 1918 in Garrett to Harry and Bertha (Olinger) Deihl. She married Arthur L. Yarde on July 15, 1937 in Harlan. He died Aug. 29, 1996. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Peg Yarde of Fort Wayne, Roy and Nancy Yarde of Avilla; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sally Anderson; a grandson, Todd Yarde; 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Services Wednesday at Thomas Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 1-5-2009
Yarde Mary died Monday in Garrett Hospital from a strangulated hernia. She was born on a farm north of Garrett Aug. 11, 1870 to Jacob and Sarah Brechbill. She married David Yarde March 19, 1890. He died Aug. 6, 1933. Surviving are 3 children, Howard who lives in the paternal home, Claude who lives on an adjoining farm, and Mrs. Ernest Grogg of 3 miles east of Garrett; 2 foster children, Mrs. Ward Leiter and Ray Brechbill; 6 grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Davidson and Mrs. Sarah Wagner. Services Thursday at Union Church of the Brethren northwest of Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. Garrett Clipper 8-19-1943
Yarde R Dale, 79, of Garrett, died April 20, 2011, in his home. He was born July 19, 1931, in Garrett to John and Edith (Wilmot) Yarde. He was a farmer his entire life, working the farms that had been in his family for over a century. He was a member of the Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. He was a 1949 graduate of Garrett High School and the served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He married Alice J. Trenary on August 31, 1957. He is survived by his wife and their children, Roberta Bowser, Rae Ann and Steve Bade, Tom Yarde, and Terry and Andrea Yarde, all of Garrett; his grandchildren, Cassie (Josh) Ashenfelter, Kyle Yarde, Lauren Bowser, Lance Yarde, Lindsey Yarde, and Abby Nucci; and a sister, Nancy Potter of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris J. Gerber. Funeral Monday at the Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ^ 4-22-2011 Yarde Roy, 76, was born in DeKalb County Oct. 16, 1896 to Frank and Alice (Smith) Yarde and married Ida VanWye May 8, 1917. She survives. He died Friday in the Whitley County Hospital. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Elsie) Miller, R. 1, Garrett, and Mrs. Franklin (Viola) Hillegass, R. 2; two sons, Arthur, Avilla, and Jay, R. 2, Auburn; a brother, John, R. 1, Garrett; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Services were June 24 in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary. Burial, Embry Cemetery. ~ 6-28-1973 + 6-24-1973
Yarian Alice F, 77, died this morning in Peabody Memorial Home Health Center. She was born in Chicago July 18, 1896 and moved to the Peabody Home from Auburn three years ago. On June 19, 1926, she married Francis Yarian, who died Oct. 12, 1948. She is survived by three cousins. She was a member of Little Field United Presbyterian Church in Dearborn, Mich. Services were May 28 at Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester. Burial, Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola. * 5-?-1974
Yarian Carrie, 73, died Saturday in her home, 304 S. Main St., Avilla. Born April 10, 1888, in Fostoria, Ohio to Eli and Mary Krieger Good, she had been an Avilla resident for about 65 years. She was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Surviving are the husband, Melvin Yarian, to whom she was married December 25, 1907; and a foster daughter, Mrs. Harold Weeks, Avilla. Services were Monday at the L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 4-12-1962
Yarian Cornelia, about 71, died Monday at her home east of Churubusco from cancer. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Rhodes of Swan Twp and Mrs. Alex McTooth; four sons, Emmitt, Chicago, Orphius near Auburn, and Arthur and Oscar at home. ~ 8-30-1916
Yarian Curtis Wesley, son of J. N. and Etta Yarian, died June 6, 1884 of scarlet fever. He was born Sept. 10, 1879 and was aged 4 years, 6 months and 26 days. Funeral was Sunday from the Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Burial, Perry Center Cemetery near Huntertown. ^ 6-13-1884
Yarian David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Yarian was born in Columbiana Co., O., Dec. 11, 1839. In the county of his birth he began his education but in 1850 his parents moved to Indiana where he finished his education and grew into manhood. At the age of 18 he united with the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and continued in its membership to the last, though of recent years he did not try to attend its services. He was married March 29, 1859 to Mary M. Simon and they had four children, but Mary Elizabeth and Alta Iona died several years ago, leaving the two, Flora Lydia Morlan, now of Leetonia, O., and Lorena Idella Fulk of Avilla. Mr. Yarian’s life of 79 years 8 months and 21 days came to a close on Sept. 1, 1919. He leaves his companion; his two daughters, 4 grandchildren. ~ 9-19-1919
Yarian Donald E, 84, of Avilla, died May 26, 2005 at his residence. He was born July 13, 1920 in Avilla to Morris and Edna (Truelove) Yarian. He married Alice Hayes on July 3, 1946 in Avilla. She died May 27, 1995. A WW II U.S. Air Force veteran, he worked at Fab Construction in Fort Wayne for 28 years before retiring in 1998. He was a member of Garrett Knights of Columbus Council 1790 and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett. Surviving are 3 daughters, Sharon Rennwald of Waterloo, Edna Freeze of Garrett and Marie Kugler of Pleasant Lake; 5 sons, David of Jacksonville, Fla., Larry of Auburn, Harry, Rick and Steve of Garrett; 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were 4 sons, Bill, Donald, John and Paul; a daughter, Shirley Gangwer; and a sister, Gertrude Hamel. Funeral mass Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ^ 5-29-2005
Yarian Edna, 74, of LaOtto, died last Wednesday in Garrett Hospital. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. She was born January 6, 1891, in Swan Twp, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Truelove. She was married March 6, 1917 to Morris Yarian, who died January 15, 1963. Surviving are a son, Donald, R. 1, Garrett; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Hamel of Avilla; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Nora Renkenberger, also of Avilla. Funeral was Saturday in McKee Funeral Home at Garrett. ~ 6-17-1965 + 6-?-1965
Yarian Elizabeth (Harrold) was born in 1818 in Columbiana County, Ohio, and died in Swan Twp, in 1881, aged 64 years. She married Isaac Yarian in 1837 and after their marriage they moved to Wyandotte County, O., where they lived about twelve years. In 1850 they moved to Noble County, where they spent the rest of their days. They had 10 sons, 3 daughters; 47 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. * 1881
Yarian Flossie M, 78, of R. 1, Avilla, died Friday at McCray Hospital of a heart condition. She was born Feb. 3, 1891 in Avilla, the daughter of Cowden and Carrie (Dolan) Macklin. She was married to Seckle R. Yarian, who preceded her in death in 1966. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold Pearson, R. 1, Albion; two sisters, Mrs. Jesse Padgitt and Mrs. Rachel Hostetter of Avilla; and seven grandchildren. Services were Sunday in McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 5-22-1969 + 5-?-1969
Yarian Frances N, 74, former carpenter and contractor of Kendallville for many years, died Thursday in Detroit, Mich., where he had resided for 25 years. In late years he had been employed in automobile factories in Detroit, but for the past year or two was idle due to ill health. He was an expert carpenter and erected many residences here. Surviving are a wife Alice of Detroit; two brothers, Melvin and S. R.; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Whonsetler and Mrs. R. T. Pfleidner, all of Avilla. Last rites were held in Detroit Saturday with burial in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola. ~ 11-4-1948
Yarian George, 56, R.1, Avilla, was dead on arrival at McCray Hospital Friday. He was last employed as a guard at the Kraft plant in Kendallville. The son of Seckle and Flossie Macklin Yarian, he was born Aug. 12 in Harlan. He was married to Joanna Jackson on Nov. 21, 1931 and was a farmer, residing on the Swan Road. He worked at the LaOtto Grain Co., and Harlan’s Hardware in LaOtto, and the Avilla Feed Mills. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Swan and the Albion Saddle Club. Surviving are the wife, Joanna (Jerry), one son, Jack, a student at the University of Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Elmer Marlin, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Harold Pearson, Skinner Lake; four nephews and two nieces; and the mother, who resides at the Garrett Convalescent Home. Funeral Monday in the L.E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-23-1967 + 2-?-1967
Yarian Isaac, 62, died at his home in Fort Wayne Sunday. Funeral was yesterday at Huntertown. He is survived by the widow, one daughter, Mrs. Walter Hoemig, of Fort Wayne. ~ 11-29-1916
Yarian Isaac, born in Ohio 1814; settled in 1850; died June 13, 1896, aged 81 years. * 1896 He was born Nov. 20, 1814 in Columbiana County, Ohio; died June 13, 1896, aged 81 years, 6 bmonths and 23 days. He married Elizabeth Harrold in 1837 and then moved to Wyandotte County, where he lived about 12 years. In 1850 he moved to Noble County, Indiana. His wife died in 1881, afer which in 1885 he married Mary Ertel, who remains. To his first marriage were born 13 chidlren, 4 of which have preceded him in death. He leaves 37 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. At the age of 17 he united with the Lutheran Church in Columbiana County, after which in Wyandotte County he united with the Albright denomination. Funeral June 15. Burial, Bethlehem Cemetery. Kendallville Standard 6-19-1896 Contributed by Judy Richter
Yarian Joanna C, 75, died Nov. 20 in Safety Harbor, Fla. She was born Jan. 28, 1905, the daughter of Gill and Emma (Strause) Jackson. Her husband, George Yarian, preceded her in death in 1967. She moved from Avilla to Florida in Aug. 1977. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Surviving are a son, Jack, Safety Harbor, Fla.; a sister, Noble Harrod, Avilla. Services were Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 11-17-1980 + 11-?-1980
Yarian John, 88, life-long resident of Swan Twp, died at his home two miles west of Swan Sunday from infirmities of old age. He was born on a farm west of LaOtto July 12, 1851, and died September 10, 1939, at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 29 days. He married Susanna Bricker, also of Swan Twp, in 1870. They located on a farm west of Swan where they spent the rest of their lives. Mrs. Yarian preceded her husband in death May 6, 1917. They had eight children, three of which preceded Mr. Yarian in death - Mrs. Myrta Stewart of Avilla, Mrs. Zora Hart of Kendallville, and one daughter which died in infancy. Five children survive - Francis Yarian of Detroit, Mich., Melvin Yarian, Etta Whonsetler, and Lillie Pfleidner of Avilla, and Seckle Yarian on the home farm. There are 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Rheuben Yarian of Brushy Prairie. Funeral was held at the Bethlehem Church Tuesday. Burial at the nearby cemetery. Mr. Yarian, with his wife, experienced many of the hardships of pioneer life, among them being starting their married life and raising a family on a farm completely covered with dense forests and swamps, there being only enough cleared to build a log house in which they started their journey in life together. He was a prosperous farmer and a member of the Bethlehem Church. * 1939
Yarian Jonathan Mrs. of Columbiana, Ohio, committed suicide January 23 by hanging herself in the attic of her home. She was a relative of the Yarians at LaOtto. ~ 1-26-1893
Yarian Mary, widow of David Yarian of Swan Twp, died June 17 of general senility. She was a daughter of Andrew and Mary Miller Simon and at her death had reached the age of 92 years, 7 months and 6 days, having been born November 18, 1830. On March 29, 1859, she was married to David Yarian. They had two daughters, Mrs. Flora Morlan of Ohio, and Mrs. Lorena Fulk of Churubusco. She was the last charter member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church west of Swan. Funeral services were held from the church Tuesday. * 1923 + 6-?-1923
Yarian Melvin M, 86, of 304 S. Main St., died November 25, at McCray Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born 2 miles west of town on the Swan Road Feb. 19, 1882, the son of John and Susan Yarian. Before moving to Avilla he had engaged in farming, specializing in the raising of Polled Hereford cattle for more than 45 years. He was married on Dec. 25, 1907 with Carrie Good, who died April 7, 1962. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Lillie Pfleidner, of the Hopewell area; and a foster daughter, Mrs. Harold Weeks. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis and Seckle; and three sisters, Etta, Myrta and Zora. He was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, had served in the Community State Bank as president and assistant cashier, served several years as vice president and was one of the directors for more than 35 years. Services will be held Friday in the L. E. Berhalter Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 11-28-1968 + 11-25-1968
Yarian Morris, 70, lifelong resident of the LaOtto community, died Tuesday, at his home, R. 1, LaOtto. A retired farmer and member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at LaOtto, he was born May 29, 1892. He was married March 6, 1917, to Edna Truelove, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Hamel, Avilla; a son, Don, R. 1, Garrett; a brother, Wallace, and a sister, Mrs. William Lutter, both of LaOtto, and 11 grandchildren. The body was taken to the McKee Funeral Home in Garrett where services will be conducted Friday. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 1-17-1963
Yarian Reba E, 59, died February 25, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born north of Garrett, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gill Jackson. She had been a resident of the Swan community for the past forty years. Surviving are the husband, Wallace; three sisters, Mrs. Nina Simon, Mrs. Noble Harrod, and Mrs. Joanna Yarian; and two brothers, Russell of LaOtto and Andrew of Albion. Services were held Tuesday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 3-3-1955
Yarian Seckle R, 72, a lifelong resident of the Avilla area, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. A farmer, he was born in Avilla Nov. 15, 1893, and in 1914 married Flossie Macklin, who survives. Other survivors are a son, George, R. 1, Avilla; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Pearson, R. 1, Albion, a brother, Melvin, Avilla; two sisters, Mrs. R. T. Pfleidner and Mrs. Etta Whonsetler, both of Avilla; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday in the McKee Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-24-1966 + 2-?-1966
Yarian Susanna was born in Columbiana County, O., on a farm near Teegarden, August 4, 1851. When six weeks old she moved with her parents, Peter Bricker and family, in covered wagon to Noble County, locating on a farm west of Swan near the Bethlehem Church. On May 21, 1871 she married John Yarian. They located on a farm near the Swan Center school house, where she spent the remainder of her life. They had three sons and five daughters - one daughter preceding her in death. There remains the husband, the sons, Francis of Detroit, Mich., Melvin and Seckle of near this place; the daughters, Mrs. Guy Hart of Kendallville, Mrs. Harry Stewart, Mrs. Charles Whonsetler, Mrs. R. T. Pfleidner; seven grandchildren; one brother, George S. Bricker, LaOtto; one sister, Mrs. Oscar Alberts of Mishawaka. When a girl she united with the Bethlehem Lutheran Church to which vow she remained true to the last. She died Sunday at the age of 65 years 9 months and 2 days. Funeral at Bethlehem Church Tuesday. Burial in the cemetery nearby. ~5-9-1917
Yarian Wallace E died Monday in Fort Wayne VA Hospital. He was born Sept. 5, 1888 in Noble County, the son of Moses and Lucy Sheets Yarian. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of WW I. He never married. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Fredona Lutter. Services will be Thursday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. + 4-?-1970
Yarian Willard A, 60, a native of Swan Twp, died Thursday in Kern County Hospital, Kern, Calif. Last rites were held January 9 in Bakersfield, Calif. Burial was there. He died Thursday in Kern County Hospital, Kern, Calif. Surviving Mr. Yarian, who moved to Bakersfield in 1928, are the widow, Elizabeth; three sons, Lowell, Clifford and Dale, and two daughters, Eldora and Geraldine, all living in Calif.; two brothers, Wallace E. LaOtto, and Morris, Avilla; a sister, Mrs. Fredona Lutter, LaOtto, and five grandchildren. ~ 1-12-1956
Yarlett Peter died in Jefferson Dec. 14, 1873, aged about 96 years. Albion New Era 12-18-1873
Yarlot Elbert, 58, died Saturday at his home here from heart trouble. Funeral was Tuesday at the residence. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Surviving are the widow; one son, Burton; his father, S.W. of Bryan, O.; and 2 brothers and 2 sisters. + 12-?-1938
Yarlot Frances Lee, 52, Ligonier, died Sunday in her home of an apparent coronary. She was born March 25, 1922 in Hazard, Ky. to Homer and Malta (Combs) Williams. She married Burton Yarlot Oct. 11, 1940 in Birmingham, Ala. She has been a Ligonier resident since 1958. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Leetta) Simpson, Gainesville, Fla.; 3 sisters; and her mother, Mrs. Malta Carpenter, Fayetteville, N.C. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1975
Yater Marianna, 69, died March 14, 2009 in Houston, Texas. She had retired as credit manager with Reed Tool/Hycalog. She was the daughter of Larsh and Eva Surfus. Among survivors are a sister, Nancy Kirk of Kendallville; 4 daughters; 2 sons-in-law; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Perez. Private services in Texas. ^ 3-19-2009
Yates Amy E, 28, of Kendallville, died March 14, 1997 in her home. She was born June 26, 1968 in Kendallville to Jerry and Betty (France) Preston. They survive in Kendallville. On June 10, 1989 in Kendallville she married Tim Yates. He survives. A lifetime Kendallville resident, she was a 1987 East Noble High School graduate. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Gamma Xi chapter of Tri Kappa and American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary. Also surviving are a daughter, Jena and a son, Trevor, both at home; a sister, Pam Baker of Albion; and a brother, David Preston of Kendallville. Services in Trinity Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-14-1997
Yates James L, 65, died November 14, 2000 at his home. He was born June 23, 1935 in Huntertown to Melvin N. and Naomi J. (Shambaugh) Yates. He was an asbestos worker with Local 41 and was a lifetime resident of the Huntertown and Albion areas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Carol Sue Bowser in Fort Wayne on May 17, 1957. She survives. Also surviving are his father of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Mark and Jesse of Albion; 4 daughters, Cheryl Kirchner of Churubusco, and Shelia Tarlton, Beth Shellman and Lisa Yates, all of Albion; one sister, Marilyn Omspacher of Garrett; one brother, Robert of Fort Wayne; and 14 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his mother and 3 brothers, Melvin Jr., Glen and Edward. No services. + 11-16-2000
Yates Jerrie Lee, 15, (b.5-3-1953), a sophomore at Kendallville High School, was killed Dec. 6, 1953, when the car he was riding in went out of control and struck a utility pole in front of the Huntertown High School on State Road 3. The driver, Lauren R. Osbun, apparently fell asleep at the wheel and was driving too fast in a 30-mile limit zone. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. George Emerick Jr. of Kendallville; his father, Erwin Yates, Fort Wayne; a brother, Jesse Verl; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Verl Strouse near Albion, and James Yates near Garrett; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Strouse, Albion. Funeral was at Green Center EUB Church Dec. 9. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1953
Yates Loretta Gandy, 86, of Winamac, died March 28, 2005 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Winamac. She retired in 1981 as a clerical worker at Lincoln Life Insurance Co. in Fort Wayne after 26 years of service. She was a member of Agape Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne and the Lincoln Life Quarter Century Club. She was a 1937 graduate of Roanoke High School. She was born Dec. 12, 1918 in Fort Wayne to John and Jessie (Hayes) Tracey. On Nov. 3, 1984 she married Melvin "Kelly" Yates. He died Aug. 4, 2001. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Robert Dupuy of Ariz.; a brother and sister-in-law, Melden and Lucy Tracey of Fort Wayne; a sister, Lucille Stiverson of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Private burial Wednesday in Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 3-29-2005
Yates Melvin N "Kelly", 91, died Aug. 4, 2001 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Columbia City. He retired from General Electric after 28 years. He was a member of Agape Church of the Brethren and GE Quarter Century Club. Surviving are his wife, Loretta; a daughter, Marilyn Omspacher of Garrett; a son, Robert of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Naomi; sons, Melvin Jr., Glen, Edward and James; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Services Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ^ 8-5-2001
Yates Naomi J, 67, a native of Noble County, died Nov. 28, 1981 at her home in Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of Frank and Della McCoy Shambaugh and as a young girl attended Green Center School. On July 4, 1931 she was married to Melvin N. Yates by Rev. A. F. McCloe. She was active in ceramic work and interior decoration and lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. She attended Charter Oak Church in Green Twp. Survivors include her husband; 2 sons, James. L., Albion, and Robert W., Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Omspacher, R. 1, Garrett; 13 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ora, Butler, and Harold, Churubusco; 2 sisters, Mrs. Leo (Helen) Boggs and Mrs. Franklin (Ila) Hosler, both of Columbia City. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Edward and Glen; and 2 sisters, Okla Eberly and Mable Englert. Services were Tuesday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 11-28-1981
Yates Tracy S, 49, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly July 7, 2013, at his home. He was born in Kendallville on July 25, 1963, to Donald Yates and Lora (Wallen) Kurtz. His father preceded him in death. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1982 and he married Tonya Sue Weber on June 8, 1985, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla. He was employed with Graphic Packaging in Kendallville for the past 15 years. Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Lyndee Yates of Kendallville and Kristin Yates of Fort Wayne; a granddaughter, Samarah Mears of Kendallville; his mother, Lora and Larry Kurtz of Orland; 5 brothers, William and Julie Yates of Kendallville, Bart and Bonnie Yates of Kelso, Washington, Phil and Jody Yates of Logansport, Gradis Yates of Kendallville and Tim and Tracy Yates of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Angie Easterday of Kendallville and Jackie and Mark Feller of LaGrange. Funeral, July 11, 2013, at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-9-2013
Yeager Alice, 69, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne from cancer. She was born to Elmer and Ethel (Erickson) Johnson on Feb. 26, 1914 in Bureau County, Ill. On Dec. 13, 1933 she married Herman Yeager. A 63-year resident of the Wawaka area, she had for many years been owner-operator of the Topeka Laundromat and an organist in the community. She was a member of the Cosperville Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Carl (Julia) Riddle of R. 1, Albion, and Mrs. James (Eileen) Gingerich of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Roger of Baltimore, Md., and Gordy of Ligonier; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services at Cosperville Baptist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-13-1983
Yeager Beryl Allen "Pete", 100, of Wolcottville, died Saturday in Vencor Hospital in LaGrange. He had been ill since May. He was born in LaGrange County February 21, 1893 to John H. and Cora Jane (Newhouse) Yeager. A lifetime area resident, in the 1970s he retired as a truck driver for Dallas-Mavis Forward Co. in South Bend. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. Surviving are 2 nephews, Jerold Zimmerman of New Haven and Jack Zimmerman of Lorton, Va. Four sisters, Hermona, Pauline, Elouise and Dorothy, preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Hutchins Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 9-4-1993
Yeager Geneva, 99, formerly of Kendallville, died Tuesday in Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola, where she had resided the past 12 years. She was born in Wolcottville on May 17, 1894 to Edward and Catherine (Myers) Yeager. She moved to Kendallville in 1954 following her retirement from the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C., where she had been a stenographer 1924-1954. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and its Calvin Circle. Surviving are 2 second cousins, Jim Mieras of Kendallville and Mrs. Paul (Jeanne) Banta of Angola. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 12-21-1993
Yeager Herman E, 87, of Orange City, Fla., and formerly of Wawaka, died Jan. 28, 2001 at Deland Hospital in Deland, Fla. He was born July 21, 1913 in Noble County to Joseph and Edna (Gard) Yeager. He was a farmer and school bus driver. He owned and operated the Topeka Laundromat for several years. He was a member of Cosperville Baptist Church. On Dec. 13, 1933 he married Alice Johnson. After her death he married Nina (Wing) Merle in 1984. Surviving are his wife: 2 sons, Roger of Baltimore, Md., and Gordon of Topeka; a daughter, Ileen Gingerich of Fort Wayne; 3 stepchildren; a sister, Helen Lecount of North Webster; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Julia, and a sister, Lucille. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-30-2001
Yeager Luther "Grady", 58, died as a result of a heart attack suffered as he shoveled snow at his home in Edwardsburg, Mich. A former Cromwell resident, he was in the automobile business in Mishawaka. + 12-?-1957
Yeager Margaret, an old lady, died at her home in Avilla on Tuesday. ^ 4-13-1888
Yeagley Clara R, 76, 432 Lewis St., died Thursday in McCray Hospital. She was born Oct. 6, 1895 in Lexington, Ill. to Charles and Frieda (Lanzer) Klein and was married to Clarence H. Yeagley in 1926. He died in 1959. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Arlene) Kurtz, Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lillian Gerken, Napoleon, Ohio, and Mrs. Tillie Griffith, Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Clarence, Napoleon; and 3 grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-?-1971
Yeakey M J L, 5 years, 10 months and 21 days, daughter of Andrew and Catharine Yeakey, died at Mt. Pleasant Nov. 15. ^ 11-25-1880
Yeakey Marion E, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Yeakey, died Jan. 5, aged 5 years 1 month and 21 days. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, church cemetery. ^ 1-19-1891
Yeiser Adah Blanche, about 81, of R. 3, Albion, died June 6, 1969 at McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 4, 1897 and was a lifelong resident of this community. She had never married and her occupation was farming. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion on June 8. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 6-?-1969
Yeiser Darewood, a former Avilla resident, died Monday at his home in Indianapolis. Funeral services were held there Thursday, with burial in the Avilla Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Wilda, one daughter and four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Ridlen of Indianapolis; a brother, Charles, Des Plaines, Ill., and an aunt, Mrs. Fred Golden of Avilla. ~ 2-8-1968
Yeiser Dora B (Padgitt) wife of Frank S. Yeiser, died Jan. 20, 1926. She was born in W. Va. June 23, 1864. She came with her parents, James Thomas and Lavinia Padgitt to Avilla in 1879. In 1893 she united with the Avilla M. E. Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge. She leaves her husband and children; 4 grandchildren; one brother, Francis S.; and 2 sisters, Mrs. P. S. Savage of Parkersburg, W. Va., and Mrs. Ella Collins of Tiffin, Ohio. Funeral at the residence on Jan. 23, 1926. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. > No date
Yeiser Ephraim, a son of Michael Yeiser and wife, was born in Richland County, Ohio, Oct. 12, 1844. When a boy he came with the family to Noble County, where he has since resided. He married Lanora Secor Dec. 28, 1876. Ida Estella Hooper and Lloyd W. Yeiser, both of whom survive, were their children. His wife, one brother, Samuel Yeiser, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren are the other near relatives. In his younger days Mr. Yeiser followed the carpenter trade, and was for thirty-six years engaged in the sawmill and lumber business with his brother, Henry, retiring about 12 years ago. About forty years ago he united with the Calvary Evangelical. Funeral at the Evangelical Church Tuesday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-22-1923
Yeiser Frank C, 85, lifetime resident of this community, died at his home Tuesday. He was the son of John and Margaret Shambaugh Yeiser and was born March 22, 1865 on the farm west of Avilla, where he lived until 1935 when he left the farm and came to Avilla to make his home. Surviving is the widow, Helen, and three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Thrapp of Kendallville, Mrs. Grace Sneary, Avilla and Mrs. Garnet Sneary of Vaughnsville, Ohio, and five grandchildren. Services Thursday in McKee & Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-31-1950 + 1950
Yeiser Helen, 86, died Friday in the Sacred Heart Hospital at Garrett. She was born Dec. 1, 1890 in Swan Twp and was a resident of this community all her life. She married Frank C. Yeiser, who died in 1950. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Thrapp, Kendallville, Mrs. Grace Sneary and Mrs. Garnet Sneary, both Avilla; a brother, Clarence Schutt, Avilla; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services Monday in the L. E. Berhalter & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 10-17-1957
Yeiser Henry died at his home on Van Scoyoc St. Thursday. The cause of death was rheumatism and hardening of the arteries. Funeral was at the Methodist Church. He was born, the son of Michael and Eliza Yeiser, in Richland County, Ohio, April 30, 1843. When a young man 18-years old he caught the spirit of the western tide of emigration and came "out west" and began life’s work amid the new conditions of settlement even in the state of Indiana then. On Oct. 1862 he was married to Amanda Hoke, and they had two sons, Frank S. of this place, and Harvey E., who 17 years ago last July died. Early in married life Brother and Sister Yeiser joined the Evangelical Church. After the organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Avilla, they transferred their membership. Burial, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 10-16-1912
Yeiser James, 81, died Monday at the home of his brother, Frank, near Avilla. Surviving are the brother and a nephew, William Yeiser of Kansas City, Mo. Funeral Tuesday from the home of the brother. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-?-1935
Yeiser John was born in York, Penn. Oct. 23, 1821. He is the youngest of a family of 7 born to John and Elizabeth Whitmire Yeiser, both natives of the Keystone State. They were married and resided in their native state until 1833, when they moved with their family to Richland County, Ohio. Here they resided till the mother died in 1848. The father in his old age came to live with his son, John, in this county, where he died in 1867. He was brought up on his father’s farm, receiving a common school education. Soon after attaining his majority he began working at the carpenter and joiner’s trade which he followed in Ohio till 1855 when he moved to this county and purchased the farm he now owns in Allen Twp. He married Margaret Shambaugh June 3, 1848. They had 5 children, all of whom are living. He owned 180 acres of good land, his farm is well stocked and nicely improved. He died Jan 7. ^ 1-13-1888
Yeiser Keith B, a junior in the South Whitley School and the son of editor and Mrs. L. W. Yeiser, and former residents of this place, fell from the roof edge of the U. B. Church Tuesday and sustained serious injuries. He and several classmates thought the seniors had put their colors on the church roof and Keith was at the top of a ladder trying to gain the roof when a piece of coping and eave spout gave away, and he fell backward a distance of 20 feet, striking the cement walk at the bottom. He was born in Avilla November 14, 1907. He died at the home of his parents at South Whitley, Ind. May 1, 1925. The funeral was held at the Newville, Ind. U. B. Church Sunday and the remains laid to rest in that cemetery. He is survived by his parents, one sister, Lilath, 2 brothers, Wilbur and Morris, all at home. ~ 5-7-1925 + 5-?-1925
Yeiser Lanora A, 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Estella Hooper, Avilla, Christmas morning from a stomach ailment. Funeral will be from the Evangelical Church Thursday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. She was born April 13, 1857 and was the widow of Ephraim Yeiser, who died about 15 years ago. She was a member of Kendallville Court No. 20 of the Ben Hur Association and a lifelong member of the Evangelical Church. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Hooper; a son, Lloyd W. of near St. Joe, and two nieces, Mrs. Wilbur Mains and Mrs. Ella Rendel of Kendallville. ^ 12-26-1934
Yeiser Lela, 68, died December 13 in the home of a son, Charles, at Des Plaines, Ill., following a heart attack. A resident of Avilla for many years, she was the widow of Walter Yeiser, a former B & O RR and Interurban dispatcher. Surviving in addition to the son, Charles, with whom she had made her home for the past eighteen months, is another son, Darewood, of Garrett; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Ridlen, Indianapolis; two brothers, Charles and Joseph Thorpe, Toledo; and several grandchildren. Services Thursday in the Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 12-16-1954
Yeiser Lloyd W, 81, of near St. Joe died Monday, at his home. He served for more than 15 years as DeKalb County Commissioner and was a newspaper veteran of northeastern Indiana. He was a former publisher of the St. Joe News, The Avilla News, the Butler Record Herald and the South Whitley Tribune newspapers. He was active in the weekly newspaper field for more than 20 years. He was born July 12, 1881, in Avilla, the son of the late Ephraim and Lanora Secor Yeiser. He was graduated from the Avilla High School and resided in the Avilla community until he was about 35 years old. He was married to Iva C. Baughman, who survives, with a son, D. Wilbur of St. Joe; two daughters, Mrs. Clayton A. Baker of north St. Joe and Mrs. Russell Kain of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Keith and Maurice, preceded him in death, along with a sister, Mrs. Estella Hooper of Avilla. Funeral at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Newville. Burial, Newville Cemetery. ~ 1-17-1963
Yeiser Margaret (Shambaugh) was born in Richland County, Ohio, near Mansfield on Feb. 20, 1827; and died life Feb. 9, 1917, having reached the age of 89 years 11 months and 20 days. She married John Yeiser in 1848. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters, George, James E. and Frank C. Yeiser, Mary E. Brooks and Elizabeth C. Myers. Mr. Yeiser died on Jan. 7, 1889. Also surviving are one brother, James Shambaugh of Mansfield, Ohio; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~2-14-1917
Yeiser Mary Ann was born June 9, 1842, the daughter of Jacob and Mary A. Koons, in Bedford County, Penn. Last Friday she died at her home near Mount Pleasant. Soon after her birth her parents moved to Ohio, and after residing there for a few years, they moved to a farm in Noble County and in this home Mary Ann grew to womanhood. On December 27, 1866, she married Samuel Yeiser and they established a home in Allen Twp. After seven years’ residence there they moved to their present home. They had six children. The oldest son, Samuel, died at the age of ten years, and Benjamin Franklin, grew to manhood and died 17 years ago. Her husband; four children, Mrs. Mary Adelle Stahl, Mrs. Sadie Feightner, Mrs. Esther Butler and Edward Grover Yeiser; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Nellie Yeiser, Mrs. Pearl Yeiser; nine grandchildren; three sons-in-law; a brother and a sister survive. About 25 years ago she united with the Lutheran Church. The obsequies were held at Mount Pleasant Monday. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 1914 ^ No date
Yeiser Maurice, 48, R. R. 13, Fort Wayne, died March 16 at his residence. He was a native of Avilla and operated the Yeiser Shell Service Station on the Lima Road for 16 years. He was a member of St. Vincent’s Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. He is survived by his wife, Roselyn; a son, Kenneth, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Miss Mary L., at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Yeiser, Butler; and two sisters, Mrs. Russell Kain, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Clayton Baker, St. Joe; a brother, Wilbur, St. Joe, and two grandchildren. Services Saturday at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Vincent’s Cemetery. ~ 3-17-1960
Yeiser Samuel, son of Michael and Elizabeth Yeiser, was born in Richland County, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1840 and died Aug. 26, 1926, aged 85 years, 9 months and 8 days. When a boy he moved with his parents from Ohio to Noble County and has lived in the county ever since. For seven years he dwelt in Allen Twp but lived the balance of the time in Jefferson. On Dec. 27, 1886 he married Mary Ann Koons, and they had three sons and three daughters, Mrs. Dallas Stahl of Jefferson Twp, Samuel Oliver, deceased, Benjamin Franklin, deceased, Sadie Feightner of near Kendallville, Esther Jones of Avilla, and G. C. Yeiser of Kendallville. He leaves 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He united with the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church in 1888 and remained a faithful member until his death. Funeral Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial in the nearby cemetery. ~ 9-2-1926
Yeiser Walter Curtiss, 40, died following a heart attack at his home in Fort Wayne January 14. He is survived by his wife, Naomi, his mother, Mrs. Lela Yeiser of Chicago, one sister, Mrs. Frank Ridlen of Indianapolis, two brothers, Darewood of Garrett and Charles of Chicago, and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the local Methodist Church, of the Masonic Order and the Scottish Rite. Services last Thursday in the Getz and Cahill Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park. ~ 1-25-1951
Yeiser Walter S, 60, who had been ailing for some time, died Sunday at his home. He is survived by the wife, Lela; three sons, Walter Jr. of Fort Wayne, Darewood, Garrett, and Charles of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Ridlen, Indianapolis; five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Golden, Avilla. The funeral was Wednesday in the McKee & Clark Funeral Home. Interment, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 9-23-1948
Yerger Estella A, 80, died last Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elva Miller at Ligonier. Services Friday from the residence. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Surviving are the daughter; 2 sons and 2 grandchildren. + 10-?-1938
Yergin Clarence J, 87, 214 S. Riley St., Kendallville, died Thursday in Glen Oaks Nursing Home at Auburn. He was born Oct. 11, 1891 in LaGrange County to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred (Mary Ohler) Yergin. He had an appliance business in Toledo before moving to Kendallville in 1970. He was a veteran of WW I. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Olive M. Hossinger, 214 S. Riley St. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1979
Yergin Victor, 14, of Rome City, was electrocuted when he touched a dangling telephone wire carrying 3200 volts. His father, Dr. W. C. Yergin, owner of the Rome City Telephone Exchange, was standing nearby preparing to remove the telephone wire when the tragedy occurred. He is survived by the parents, one brother and a sister. + 8-?-1925
Yingling Jessie L, 98, died Feb. 15 at Sacred Heart Home. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, November 19, 1884, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. West. She married Samuel Yingling May 3, 1910 in Hagerstown, Md. He died in 1955. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lovella Mavis, Auburn, Mrs. Rupert (Virginia) Herman, Edgerton, Ohio, and Mrs. John (Dorothy) Pfeiffer, Garrett; two sons, Roy and Kenneth, Garrett; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services Friday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home, Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 2-24-1983
Yingling Kenneth W, 61, Garrett, died August 3, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. A WW II Navy veteran, he was a printer with the Auburn Printing Co. for 36 years and for the past seven years had been employed at Anthony Wayne Printing in Fort Wayne. An elder at the Garrett United Presbyterian Church, he was a member of the Garrett American Legion Post, Garrett Eagles, and Auburn Moose Lodge. He was born October 8, 1921 in Garrett, the son of Samuel R. and Jessie (West) Yingling. He married Betty Crofoot May 22, 1945 in Kendallville. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenneth E. and Stephen, both Garrett; a daughter, Bettina, at home: a brother, Roy, Garrett; three sisters, Mrs. Lovella Mavis, Auburn, Mrs. Rupert (Virginia) Herman, Edgerton, Ohio, and Mrs. John (Dorothy) Pfeiffer, Garrett; and nine grandchildren. A son, Warren, preceded him in death. Services Saturday at the Garrett United Presbyterian Church. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 8-11-1983
Yoder Charles Jacob, 83, died Sept. 1, 2001 in Goshen Hospital following an auto accident. A graduate of Cromwell High School, he was a retired car salesman and a member of Ligonier Evangelical Church. He was born March 25, 1918 in Kosciusko County to Leander and Aura (Weimer) Yoder. On Sept. 1, 1940 in Kimmell he married Delma Wright. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Charleen Martin of Ligonier; 2 sons, Steve of South Windsor, Conn., and John of Eugene, Ore.; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Walter of Markle. A sister preceded him in death. Services Monday at Ligonier Evangelical Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 9-14-2001
Yoder Clamence S, 74, Hicksville, Ohio, died on Jan. 6, 1976 in Rice Lake Hospital in Wis. while visiting a son. He was born April 3, 1901 to Stephen and Gertrude Yoder of Middlefield, Ohio. He was married to Barbara Mast Aug. 11, 1923. Survivors include his wife; 4 sons, Cletus at home, John, West Unity, Ohio, Steven, Rice Lake, Wis., Nelson, Pettisville, Ohio; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Eli Hershberger, New Glorus, Wis., and Mrs. Edwin Lengacher, Ligonier; two brothers and 2 sisters; 34 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Jan. 11 at Ervin Hochstetler home in Hicksville, Ohio. Burial, Lost Creek Cemetery near Hicksville. + 1-6-1976
Yoder Cora Lee, 54, of Smith Twp, died Saturday from complications. She was born in Noble County Feb. 11, 1872, a daughter of John and Lieucetta Cramer Zumbrun. She was married to Jesse Yoder on July 29, 1894. The following children survive: Boyd, Alice, Helen and Grace Yoder at home, Clem, Rome City, Mrs. John Fulk and Mrs. Jesse Zeigler of Whitley County. There are 6 brothers and 5 sisters: Mrs. Joe Smith, Noble County, Mrs. Sarah Trowbridge, Kendallville, Mrs. Sabie Phillips, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Roe Miller, Whitley County, Mrs. Russell Sevits, Henry and Wyland of Columbia City, Dan, Whitley County, Edward, Noble County, Henry and Victor of Smith Twp. Funeral Tuesday from the Church of the Brethren of which she was a member. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * 1-22-1927
Yoder Delma, 87, of Ligonier, died Aug. 9, 2009. She was a 1940 graduate of Cromwell High School and a member of Ligonier Evangelical Church. She was born Dec. 22, 1921 in Cromwell to Melvin and Ella (Keister) Wright. She married Charles S. Yoder on Sept. 1, 1940. He preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Sylvia Yoder of South Windsor, Conn., and John and Laurel Yoder of Eugene Ore.; 2 sisters, Nada Gaff of Ligonier and Melva Wolf of Marshall, Mich.; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Charlene Martin, 3 sisters and one brother. Services Aug. 21 at Ligonier Evangelical Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 8-17-2009
Yoder Edna B, 82, of Ligonier, died December 6, 1999 in Oak Leaf Village, Ligonier. She was born November 6, 1917 in Cobden, Ill. to Walter and Mae (Cavness) Bostian. On June 20, 1938 in Albion she married Herschal Yoder. He died February 7. She had been a seamstress at Wirk Garment and had also worked at Essex Wire. She was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church, OES, and American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Patsy Malle of Wawaka; a sister, Ethyl Myers of Ligonier; 2 grandsons, Bill and Steve Malle; a granddaughter, Kim Allen; and 2 great-grandchildren, Darby and Tate Allen. Four sisters preceded her in death. Services Thursday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-6-1999
Yoder Edna M, 87, 530 S. Main St., Syracuse, died last Wednesday in Lakeland Loving Care Center, Milford. A resident of Kosciusko County most of her life, she was born March 8, 1894 in Noble County to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob (Elezan Carr) Yoder. She is survived by 4 nieces and 2 nephews. Prior to retirement she was employed with the former Wilt’s Industries, now Syracuse Enterprises. Funeral Saturday in Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Syracuse Cemetery. + 10-?-1981
Yoder Emma I, 66, of Kendallville, died March 22, 2001 in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. On April 7, 1934 in LaGrange County, she was born to William and Margaret (Delagrange) Lengacher. In Goshen on April 21, 1962 she married Marvin A. Yoder. He died December 17, 1992. She had lived in the Kendallville area for over 30 years, moving from Ligonier. She had worked at Starcraft RV in Topeka and retired from Eaton Corp. in Kendallville. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Marvin Jr and Karen Yoder of LaOtto; a stepson; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, Margie Meroney of Ligonier, Annette and Dan Royce of Bristol, and Dorothy "Dottie" and Ron Holden of Goshen. A son, Bradford Lynn Yoder; a daughter Sonia Rae Yoder; and 5 brothers, Edwin, Laverne, Alvin, Richard and William Jr. Lengacher, preceded her in death. Funeral in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-5-2001
Yoder Emma Kurtz, 83, a native of the Topeka area, died in Kendallville Hospital July 27, the result of a fractured hip and arm sustained in a fall from her bed. Funeral was held at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ora Fought one mile east of Topeka and from the Maple Grove. Surviving are the daughter and a son, Ellis, near Topeka; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + 8-?-1940
Yoder Harley, 89, of Amory, Miss., died Thursday in Amory Hospital following a 3-week illness. He was born August 18, 1905 in Noble County to Ira and Cora (Swigart) Yoder. He left this area approximately 60 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Gaither; 4 sons, Harley Jr, Stuart, Richard and Donald; 2 daughters, Phyllis Wegener and Kay Kelley; and a sister, Nadean Wellman of Ligonier. Funeral Monday in Amory. + 9-8-1994
Yoder Harold L, 75, of Ligonier, died Monday in Woodstock Rehabilitation & Health Center, Kenosha, Wis. He was born June 12, 1923 in Avilla to Plen and Marjorie (Madden) Yoder. In June 1973 in Indiana he married Juanita Sesler. She survives in Vinton, Iowa. Surviving are a son, Terry of Bencentville, Ill.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Max (Betty) Lemon of Wyoming and Janet Crowell and Bonita Bruner of Warsaw; 3 brothers, Allen of Florida, Bob of Goshen and Paul of Utah; 5 stepdaughters; 2 stepsons; and numerous grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. Graveside services Friday in Sparta Cemetery. + 7-20-1998
Yoder Henry M died in Green Twp July 13 at the age of 64. He moved to Kendallville in 1863 where his wife died in March 1864. He enlisted in Sept. 1864 as a private in Capt. John H. Slagle’s Company G 142 Regt. and remained in the service to the close of the war in July 1865. ^ 7-24-1896
Yoder Herschal L, 82, of Ligonier, died Sunday in his home of congestive heart failure. He was born February 28, 1916 in Nappanee to Alvin J. and Ruth (Weldy) Yoder. On June 20, 1938 in Albion he married Edna Bostian. She survives. An auto mechanic, he owned and operated Yoder's Citgo Service Station in Ligonier 1955-1988. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II. For 18 years he was a Ligonier volunteer fireman. He was a member of Ligonier United Methodist Church and former member of Ligonier Lions Club, West Noble American Legion Post 243, Masonic Lodge 185, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine and Ligonier Elks Club 451. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Pat) Malle of Wawaka; 3 grandchildren, Bill Malle of Wawaka, Steve Malle of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kimberly Allen of Bridger, Mont.; 2 great-grandchildren, Darby and Tate Allen; and a brother, Leonard of Wakarusa. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery with graveside military rites. + 2-7-1999
Yoder Hobart E, 71, died Tuesday at his residence at R. 1, Ligonier. Born Sept. 21, 1914 in LaGrange County to Freeman and Florence (Nelson) Yoder, he lived in the Ligonier area since 1942. He married Helen Huff Oct. 26, 1946 in Ligonier. He was an employee of Yoder’s Farm Services, Topeka. Surviving are his wife, Helen; one daughter, Virginia Freeman, Churubusco; 2 brothers, Harold, Syracuse, and Maynard, Topeka; and 2 grandchildren. Services Friday in Ulrey Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Mitchell Grove Cemetery, Topeka. + 6-10-1986
Yoder Jonathan E was born in Wayne County, Ohio, Oct. 17, 1847; died at his home 4 miles north of Ligonier Nov. 2, aged 75 years and 16 days. Funeral at Salem Church Nov. 5. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + No date
Yoder Joseph Y "Joe", 85, 522 N. Riley St., died Saturday at McCray Hospital. He was born in Douglas County, Ill., Oct. 5, 1887 to Yost and Gertrude (Kaufman) Yoder and was married Sept. 16, 1922 to Nina T. Graham. He was a resident here 38 years coming from LaGrange County and was a retired truck driver. Surviving are the widow; a sister, Mrs. Dan D. Miller, Dover, Del.; a brother, David Y., Arthur, Ill. Four sisters and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 4-?-1973
Yoder June A, 82, of LaGrange, died in her home Tuesday. She was born November 9, 1912 in Kendallville to Basil and Elva (Alheim) Hosler. On October 28, 1934 in Goshen she married Joseph Yoder, who died December 4, 1990. A homemaker, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church in LaGrange and Tri Kappa, and had been a Girl Scout leader and Sunday School teacher. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. James (Julie) Phelps of East Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Fred (Jean) Brown of LaGrange; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Arch. Funeral Friday in First Presbyterian Church. Burial, Violett Cemetery, Goshen. + 12-13-1994
Yoder Leander, 71, R. 1, Leesburg, died last week in Sebring, Fla. where he was spending the winter. Funeral was Tuesday in North Webster Methodist Church. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Aura; one daughter, Mrs. Baron (Louise) Stellar of near Kimmell; 2 sons, including Charles of Cromwell and Lake Wawasee; 8 grandchildren; one brother and one sister. + 2-?-1963
Yoder Marvin A, 55, of Kendallville, died September 17, 1992 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Elkhart County November 11, 1936, the son of Oscar J. and Kathryn (Bontrager) Yoder. He married Emma Lengacher April 21, 1962 in Goshen. She survives. He lived in Kendallville for 25 years, coming from Elkhart County, and worked at Reclaimers, Kendallville. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and an Army veteran. Also surviving are 2 sons, Marvin A. Jr. of LaOtto and Michael E. of Bradenton, Fla.; one sister, Carolyn Miller of North Vernon; 2 brothers, Irvin of Goshen and Orvan of Middlebury; and 3 grandchildren. One son, Bradford Lynn; one daughter, Sonia Rae; and one sister, Evelyan Slabach, preceded him in death. Services Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-17-1992
Yoder Menno M, 74, of Elkhart died in Elkhart Hospital. Born June 27, 1966 in LaGrange County, he was the son of David and Millie (Lambright) Yoder. He married Agnes Baker on June 29, 1930 in Argos. He had resided in Elkhart 7 years after moving from Huntington where he owned a motel and was retired from Huntington Memorial Hospital. He had also retired from farming near Kimmell where he had resided most of his life. He was a member of Sparta Church of Christ and Greencastle Grange of Kimmell. Surviving are his wife; a son, Gerald E; a brother, Harry D.; and a grandson, Gary Mack Yoder, all of Elkhart. Services Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1981
Yoder Milton A, 79, R. 1, Ligonier, died last Wednesday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Perry (Mary) Hershberger, R. 1, Shipshewana. Born May 12, 1899, he lived 9 years near Ligonier and spent most of his life in the Shipshewana-Middlebury area. He was married in 1921 to Lydia Miller. She died in 1929. He married Fannie Mast in 1931 and she died in 1936. He was then married in 1937 to Lizzie Yoder who died in 1965. In 1970 he married Lizzie Miller who survives with 4 other daughters, Mrs. Elmer Bontrager, LaGrange, Mrs. David Hostetler, Kenton, Ohio, and Mrs. Eli Hochstetler, Shipshewana. + 1-?-1979
Yoder Minnie Alice, 59, R. 1, Ligonier, died in her home last Wednesday. She was born Nov. 12, 1919 in Garrett, Kansas, and was married May 11, 1942 to Tobias B. Yoder. She was a member of Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Miss Karen Kay, Ann Arbor, Mi., Mrs. Samuel (Patricia Ann) Yoder, Shipshewana, and Miss Linda Sue, Sarasota, Fla.; a grandchild; her mother, Mrs. Jonas S. Beachy, Garnett, Kan.; 5 sisters, Mrs. Toby D. Yoder, Miss Susie Beachy and Mrs. Ervin J. Yoder, all of Garnett, Kan., Miss Anna Beachy, Phoenix, Ariz.; and 4 brothers, Alvin J. and Mahlon J. Beachy of Garnett, Kan., Lloyd J. Beachy, Carlton, Ore., and Simon J. Beachy, San Jose, Calif. Her father died March 23, 1972. Funeral Sunday in Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church. Burial, Thomas Cemetery east of Goshen. + 5-?-1979
Yoder Nettie, 73, died Sunday at her home in Ligonier. She is survived by one son, Leslie of Toledo, O.; and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Vondersmith of Ligonier; and 2 sisters, Mrs. W. H. Hart of Albion, and Mrs. Ella Reese of Toledo, O. Funeral Tuesday from the late home in Ligonier with interment in the cemetery there. + 7-?-1935
Yoder Nina P, 97, died Monday in Ligonier Health Facility, where she had resided since May 1984. She was born in Landen County, Va., on May 8, 1896 to James Oscar and Hattie (Orrison) Graham. On September 16, 1922 in Albion she married Joseph Y. Yoder, who died April 14, 1973. She had moved from the Topeka area to Kendallville 45 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Topeka Mennonite Church. Surviving are a sister, Nellie White of Lovettsville, Va. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Mary Mans, Margaret Furr and Blanche Crim; and 3 brothers, Walter, Charles and Robert Graham. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Eden Cemetery, LaGrange County. + 1-31-1994
Yoder Octa M, 72, former Noble County resident, died Thursday in Samaritan Hospital, Moses Lake, Wash. of a heart condition. Funeral will be Monday in Brimfield Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. She was born Jan. 31, 1903 in Noble County. She married Vallie Yoder Dec. 16, 1941 in Madison. They moved to Moses Lake 20 years ago and occasionally returned to this area. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Odel Harris, Kennwick, Wash.; 2 sons, Russell Hetrick, Elkhart, and Burton Hetrick, Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Mrs. Marie DeGroff, South Bend, Mrs. Orpha Ramer, Albion, and Mrs. Vernie Sowers, Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Myrene Lerch, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. + 5-?-1975
Yoder Robert J, 37, of R. 4, LaGrange, injured in a hunting accident on his farm Thanksgiving Day, died Friday in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He lived on the farm where he was born on Jan. 31, 1927. Besides farming, he was a part-time worker at the Mishler Packing Co. near Shipshewana. Surviving are his wife, the former Rosalie Miller, to whom he was married on Nov. 15, 1947; 3 children, Sharon, Susan and Dennis at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Yoder of Shipshewana; one brother, Orris W. of Shipshewana; and one sister, Mrs. Gerald Mishler of R. 1, Howe. Funeral Dec. 14 in Shore Mennonite Church. Burial, Shore Cemetery. + No date
Yoder Russell W, 19, R. 3, Ligonier, died in a two-car accident Tuesday 2 miles south and one mile west of Topeka. He apparently failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of CR 1100N and CR 700W. He is survived by the parents, Galen and Esther Yoder; 3 sisters, Retha, Rosalie and Roberta, and 2 brothers, Ronald and Rodney. He was employed at New Paris Silo and was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Topeka where funeral will be held Friday. Burial, Maple Grove Cemetery. + 6-?-1971
Yoquelet Evelyn, 74, Ligonier, died May 26 in McCray Hospital. She was born Oct. 14, 1924 in Noble County to Frank and Bessie Marie (Addis) Christlieb. On June 24, 1944 in Roanoke she married Melvin Yoquelet, who died Nov. 2, 1997. She and her husband had resided in Avilla for several years before moving to Ligonier in 1987. She worked for General Electric for 18 years and retired from Monsanto Corp. in Ligonier. She attended the Ligonier Church of Christ. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Carolyn) Seely of Ligonier; 2 sons, Mel Jr. of Ashley and Mark of Cromwell; one sister, Dortha Ramsey of Churubusco; 3 brothers, Milton of Garrett, Frank of Ligonier, and Paul of Churubusco; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard. Funeral in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 6-3-1999
Yoquelet George E, 81, of R. 1, Roanoke, died last Friday, just one day after the funeral service for his wife, Lydia, 78. He died in Huntington County Hospital. The service was held Sunday in Robbins Funeral Home of Huntington and burial followed in the Roanoke IOOF Cemetery. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Perry Fairchild and Mrs. William Martz, both of R. 1, Roanoke, Mrs. John Wilcoxsin of Huntington, Mrs. Therman Martin of South Whitley and Mrs. George Stewart of Fort Wayne; five sons, Earl R. of White Pigeon, Mich., Glenn E. of LaGrange, Eldon L. of Fort Wayne, Robert E. of R. 2, Churubusco, and Melvin E. of R. 2, Avilla; 35 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; one sister and three brothers. ~ 9-19-1964
Yoquelet Melvin E, 72, of Ligonier, died Nov. 2 in his residence. He was born May 13, 1925 in Roanoke to George and Lydia (Fulmer) Yoquelet. On June 24, 1944 in Roanoke he married Evelyn Christlieb. He moved to Ligonier in 1980 from Avilla. He was an automatic stacker operator for General Electric in Fort Wayne, retiring after 41 years of service. He was a member of Ligonier Masonic Lodge 185 and General Electric Quarter Century Club. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Melvin Jr. of Ashley and Mark of Cromwell; a daughter, Mrs. John (Carolyn) Seely of Ligonier; 2 brothers, Eldon of Fort Wayne and Glen of Markle; 3 sisters, Ethel Woods of Huntington, Mary Fairchild of Roanoke and Edna Martin of Leo; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Hooper-King Cemetery. ~ 11-6-1997
Yoquelet Pamela Jo, 57, of Ashley, died Dec. 29, 2007 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She worked 21 years for Seimons in Auburn. She was a member of the Independent Full Gospel Church and was a 1969 graduate of East Noble High School. She was born Sept. 4, 1950 in Lima, Ohio to James and Pauline (Heileman) Smith. She married Melvin E. Yoquelet on Nov. 2, 1968 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband; her mother in Auburn; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, James of Fort Wayne and Jeff and Sherry of Avilla; 5 grandchildren, Andrew, Kyle, Janna and Halle Yoquelet and Alysssa Poage; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Karen Smith of Stroh; a sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Norman Yoder of Auburn. She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Gary Smith; and a sister, Pauletta Haines. Services Wednesday at the Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery, rural Corunna. ^ 12-30-2007
York Claudia M, 81, died Wednesday in Fort Wayne Healthcare Center. Born in Paulding County, Ohio, she had lived in Leo area 30 years. Surviving are three daughters, Betty Coil of Huntertown, Doris Ann Gose of Syracuse and Ruth Ann Lamb of Harlan; seven sons, Kenwood of Leo, Logan, Lyle, Wayne and David, Fort Wayne, Gary and Jerry, Woodburn; a brother, Roy McCoy of Swan; 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 1-26-1984
York Jessie M, widow of Logan A. York of R. 1, Albion, died Dec. 6, 1969. She was born in Brackenridge, Mo., March 25, 1879, and was married to Mr. York, a Spanish-American War veteran, June 29, 1905, near Springfield, Ill. He died Nov. 12, 1960. She was an accomplished swimmer and swam across Skinner Lake every year until she had reached her late 80’s. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary of Albion. Surviving are one son, Sherwood, of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 12-?-1969
York Logan A, about 85, died Nov. 12, 1960, in the Veteran’s Hospital in Fort Wayne. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, he was a retired carpenter and had resided at Skinner Lake for 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW of Albion. Surviving are the widow, Jessie; one son, Sherwood of Montana; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers. Final rites at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion Tuesday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 11-?-1960
York Virginia (Tonkel), 56, a former Fort Wayne resident, died Jan. 21 in Center Hill, Fla., where she had lived 20 years. Survivors include her husband, Donald; her mother, Mrs. Ray Tonkel of Fort Wayne; four sisters, Mrs. Erma Griffith of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Bonnie Croy of LaOtto, Mrs. Anna Jane Hoot of Huntertown and Mrs. Helen Snider of Tri Lakes; two brothers, Merle Tonkel of Columbia City, and Richard Tonkel of Fort Wayne. Funeral and burial in Groveland, Fla. Jan. 24. ~ 1-27-1972 + 1-21-1972
Yoss Duetta June, 57, died Thursday at home. A lifetime Fort Wayne resident, she had been employed by Perfection Biscuit Co., Allen Industrial Supply and Sunshine Laundry. Surviving are her husband, Fred; a daughter, Janet Lantz of Fort Wayne; a son, Jeff of New Haven; 2 sisters, Lois Kimmell of Fort Wayne, and Janet Till of Angola; 3 brothers, C. E. "Hank" Pickering of Dallas Lake, and David and James Pickering of Fort Wayne. Services Saturday in C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 8-31-1989
Yost Mary, 81 years, 1 month and 17 days, on the Hawpatch, died March 4 at the residence of her son-in-law, Jacob E. Stage. ^ 4-1-1880
Young Alma Loretta, 91, died at Turtle Creek Nursing Home, Fort Wayne, yesterday. She was born Oct. 5, 1880 in LaGrange County, the daughter of Daniel and Charlotte (Gilbert) Hart. She married Bert L. Young Aug. 7, 1925. He died in 1965. She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Kendallville. Survivors are nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 12-?-1971
Young Alverdia, 64, died Monday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had lived at 317 E. Highland St. in Albion. She was born Sept. 30, 1911 in Albion to Perry and Zelma (Bowen) Weeks and married Glenn Young, who survives, Oct. 12, 1929. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Other survivors include two sons, Jack A., W. Lafayette, and Hal G., Fort Wayne; four sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Madeline) Todd, Albion, Mrs. Elmer (Evelyn) Dressler, rural Albion, and Mrs. Welcome VanAman, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Donald (Mary) Barcus, Garrett; and four grandchildren. Services today at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 8-19-1976 + 8-?-1976
Young Arlo E, 63, (b.6-4-1889) died at his home July 25, 1952. Funeral was Monday at Burr Oak Church of which he was a member. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Ethel; 3 sons, James, Carl and Dick of Albion; and 5 grandchildren. "Moxie" for many years owned and operated a general store at Burr Oak. He was also a partner in the Young & Glass store in Albion. In recent years his son, Dick, had been in charge of his Burr Oak store and his son, James, had represented him in the Young & Glass establishment. + 7-?-1952
Young Arthur, 70, of Brimfield, was found dead in bed at his home there Friday by his daughter, Mrs. Faye Ackerman. Death was due to a heart attack. Funeral Sunday from A.J. Berhalter Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. Survivors are 3 children, Mrs. Ackerman, Mary, and Fred Young. + 9-?-1936
Young Bert L, 79, died in McCray Hospital Thursday. Born in Green Twp Dec. 7, 1885, he was the son of James and Etta Young. He came to Kendallville from South Milford and married Alma Loretta Hart on Aug. 7, 1925. A retired McCray power plant employee, he was a member of the Nazarene Church. The only immediate survivor is the widow. ~ 11-25-1965 + 3-?-1965
Young Beth, 66, of rural Albion, died Thursday in her residence. She was born August 16, 1926 in Noble County to Fred and Elsie (Brackney) Edwards. On November 17, 1979 she married Max E. Young, who died April 15, 1987. She was retired from the office of Dr. James Roth and was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. Surviving are 2 stepdaughters and a brother, Edward Edwards of Albion. A brother, Philip Edwards, preceded her in death. Funeral Monday in Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-10-1993
Young Beulah M, 65, a resident of Sun City, Ariz., died Sunday in that city. Born Aug. 11, 1913 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Ferm and Norah (Jones) Bowman. She married Max E. Young Jan. 6, 1934 in Noble County. She was manager of a savings and loan association in Sun City. Survivors include the husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Kay Ann Gaerte, R. 2, Albion, and Mrs. Karene Sanford, Phoenix, Ariz.; and 6 grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Graveside services Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery. + 9-?-1978
Young Caitlyn Marie was stillborn February 27, 2000 at Goshen General Hospital. Surviving are the father, Clarence "Bill" Young of Cromwell, and Tina Coleman in Rome City; a brother, Cody Young at home; a half-sister, Typhani Schuller of Ohio; grandparents Sue Young of Cromwell and Clarence Young of Yellville, Ark., Jessie Coleman of Syracuse and Roger Coleman of Marshal Creek, Pa.; great-grandmother, Margie Morgan of Wolcottville. Graveside services Thursday in Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-27-2000
Young Carl G, 37, (b. 1-27-1921) operator of a general store at Burr Oak, died Dec. 9, 1958 in Whitley County Hospital of carcinoma of the lungs. He was a veteran of the Marines, having served extensively in the south and western Pacific areas during WW II. He was called back to service during the Korean Conflict but did not leave the States. Surviving are the widow, Mary (Buckles); 4 sons, Patrick, Michael, Jeffery and James, and one daughter, Dianne; his mother, Mrs. Ethel Young of near Albion; and 2 brothers, Dick and James of Albion. Funeral this afternoon in Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-?-1958
Young Catherine died at the home of her grandson, Carlton Baum, in Avilla, August 19, from the infirmities of advanced age. She was a native of Smithfield, Pa., and was born Oct. 25, 1822 and came to Indiana in 1849. She was the widow of I.N. Young, who died in 1903. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Frances Baum, Mrs. Orpha Rehrer, Mrs. Augusta VanArnum, and one son, Harry H. Young. Obsequies were at the residence last Sunday morning. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. Democrat 8-26-1909
Young Cecil, about 53, of Brimfield, died Nov. 12, 1969 in McCray Hospital. He was born April 5, 1916 in Lexington, the son of Louis and Eva (Mains) Young. He resided in this area for several years and was employed by Frick Lumber Co. at Brimfield. Surviving are his wife, Amanda; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Cox of LaGrange; and 2 sisters; 2 brothers; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1969
Young Charles Owen, 81, of Albion, died May 23, 2009 at Northridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. He was born Nov. 19, 1927 in Noble County to Owen and Nancy (Hire) Young. On Feb. 20, 1949 he married Mary Lou Thomas. He was a civil engineer and worked for Rieth-Riley Construction Co. in Goshen, retiring in 1987 after 30 years of service. He served in the U.S. Navy 1945-1947. He was a member of Wolf Lake Baptist Church, and Wolf Lake Lions Club. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Linda (Stan) Schenher of Fishers, Nancy Hensch and Debra (John) Sieber of Albion; son, Douglas Young of Kimmell; 10 grandchildren, Rodney and Jenny Stayner, Kelly and Keith Weseli, Kristy and Joel Worthington, Holly Schenher, Megan, Jonathan, Jack and Jarrod Sieber, Amanda and Dave Newton and Danielle and Jarrad Mastin; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Wilford and John Young. Funeral Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 5-26-2009
Young Clara Bell, only daughter of Samuel and Anna Young nee Day, died at her home in Chicago Jan. 14, 1898 of black diphtheria, aged 12 years 7 months and 5 days. ^ 1-21-1898
Young Clara E, former Kendallville and Phoenix, Ariz. resident until April of this year, died Tuesday in LaGrange County Hospital. Born July 10, 1897, she was the daughter of Claude and Clara Mae (Hockenbarger) Forker. She married John Paul Young in 1934. He died Jan. 9, 1977. Surviving are 3 daughters, Wanda May Anderson, Fla., Stella Marie Myers, Corpus Christi, Tex., and Helen Martin, Rome City, with whom she resided; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services are pending at Camelback Sunset Chapel, Phoenix, Ariz. + 5-?-1977
Young Delevan, 91, died Monday in LaGrange County Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was a lifelong resident of LaGrange County. Funeral will be Thursday at Carney Funeral Home in LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, Almon P. of Houghton, Mich., and John D. of Sturgis; 3 daughters, Mrs. Irvin Shultz of north of LaGrange, Mrs. Paul Sherman of Howe, and Mrs. John C. McCoy of east of LaGrange; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Westfall of Cassopolis. + 8-17-1959
Young Deloruse A, 94, of Kendallville, died Jan. 13, 2009 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She had worked at P.N. Hirsh Co. store in Kendallville for 20 years. She was born in Lisbon on Oct. 16, 1914 to William and Hazel (Gillespie) Strouse. She married Otto E. Young on April 14, 1936. He died Sept. 28, 1958. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jack Jarrett of Kendallville; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Betty Shannon of Kendallville. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, William and Jack Young; a brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Betty Strouse; and a sister, Ruby Trowbridge. Graveside services and burial later at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-15-2009
Young Dessie M, 99, lifelong resident of LaOtto and widow of Ira Young, died Nov. 10 in McCray Hospital at Kendallville. She was born at LaOtto May 1, 1876 to James and Sophie (Snyder) Kniss. On June 15, 1902 she married Ira E. Young in LaOtto. He died Feb. 15, 1939. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Janice Fisher of LaOtto; one son, Enos of LaOtto; a sister, Mrs. C. B. Yeaton of Stockton, Calif.; five grandchildren; nine great-grand-children and one great-great-grandchild. Services today in McKee Funeral Home at Garrett. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. ~ 11-13-1975 + 11-10-1975
Young Donald D, 72, of Auburn, died December 18, 2005 at DeKalb Hospital. He was born June 17, 1933 in Albion to Herman E. and Viola M. (Knafel) Young. He married Helen L. (Madden) Zartman on February 14, 1995 in Auburn. Surviving are his wife; his mother; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert J. and Maxine and Curt E. and Kim Young, all of Hudson; 3 stepsons; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Vickie L. Gamble of Columbia City, Bonita J. and Tom Betthauser of Castle Rock, CO, and Cathy A. and Bruce Ehret of Avilla; 6 stepdaughters; a brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Linda Young of Wolf Lake; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Lindol and Bob Abel of Avilla and Brenda and Delbert Manns of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepson and a sister, Janice Miller. He worked at International Harvester and Navistar for 12 years and 12 years at Dana Corp. in Syracuse before retiring in 1995. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict; a 50-year member of American Legion Post 240, a lifetime member of Syracuse VFW and a member of Avilla Masonic Lodge 460 and Eagles of Kendallville. Services in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 1-26-2006
Young Donald E, 77, died May 16, 1996 in Miller’s Manor, Columbia City. A Noble County farmer, he was born Nov. 19, 1918 in Green Twp to Fred and Minnie (Moore) Young. On Aug. 23, 1941 in Columbia City he married Marguerite Barnhart. She died Oct. 27, 1988. Surviving are a son, Frank of rural Churubusco; 4 daughters, Mrs. Roger (Martha) Wolfe of rural Albion, Mrs. Lawrence (Marilyn) Miller of Fort Wayne, Mrs. David (Nellie) Page of rural LaOtto, and Mrs. Charles (Donna) Thompson of rural Avilla; a half-brother, Lloyd Young of rural Albion; a half-sister, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Wakeman of rural LaOtto; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter. Services May 19 in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 5-23-1996
Young E L, 78, died December 24 in his home three miles southwest of Avilla in Swan Twp. His death followed a stroke. Surviving are the widow, Hattie; one son, Howard, Calumet City, Ill.; several grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Upson, Winona Lake; and one brother, John, near Albion. Services Monday in Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 12-30-1954
Young Edward E, 74, died Sept. 19 at his farm home southeast of Kendallville at the Allen Chapel corners from apoplexy. Surviving are the widow; 4 daughters and one son, Mrs. Faye Fitzgerald, Garrett, Roy of Niles, Mich., Mrs. Helen Griswold, Lima, O., Ruth Romaine, Los Angeles, Cal., and Gertrude Young, Chicago; 2 brothers and one sister, W.V. Young, St. Mary’s O., John Young, Lancaster, O., Mrs. Olive Wells, Jefferson, O.; and one half-sister and one half-brother, Myrtle and Bert Savage, St. Mary’s, O. Five grandchildren survive. Two sons, John and Ralph, preceded him in death. Funeral Friday from the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1933
Young Edward E, 78, Green Twp farmer, died Wednesday at his home near Albion. He was a native of Noble County, born there on Sept. 6, 1866. Funeral was Saturday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Viola (Maggart); 2 daughters, Mrs. Flossie Wells, Idaho, and Mrs. Edna Rogers, California; and a son, Donald of Noble County; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. + 12-?-1944
Young Elizabeth died at her home at Wawaka Dec. 15 from complications resulting from old age. She was born near Topeka, Elizabeth Timmins. Funeral was Friday at Cosperville Church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. One stepson, Charles Young of Wawaka; a son, John of Kendallville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred Danner of Wawaka, and Mrs. C.G. Kimmell of Kendallville; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive. + 12-?-1920
Young Elmina, daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Morgan) Ott, was born in Noble County Jan. 1, 1852 and died April 9, 1920 at the home of her son living at Rome City, Ind. She married John Rhine Young Feb. 9, 1871. They had six children: Gertrude, Thomas Leroy, Mabel, Elma, John and Owen. She joined the Merriam Christian Church Jan. 18, 1867 and served as clerk. She, with her son Owen and family, left Nov. 13, 1919 for an extended visit with her daughter, Gertrude in Florida. She took a severe cold about the first of Feb. She is survived by 4 children, Gertrude Seymoure, Bluff Springs, Fla., Elma Lindsey, John R. and Owen A. of Noble County; 8 grandchildren; 2 brothers and one sister, George W. Ott of Churubusco, Thomas M. Ott and Julia Ann Winebrenner of Noble County. Two children preceded her in death, Thomas Leroy at the age of 9 months and Mabel Stangland at the age of 27. Funeral at Merriam Christian Church April 12. Albion New Era 4-21-1920
Young Emma L, about 80, (b.3-18-1859) died Dec. 24, 1945 at her home 4 miles north of Albion. She and her husband, James, who died in 1938, came to this community several years ago and engaged in farming. Surviving are 3 sons, Rolla of Albion, James of Chicago, and Homer of Cleveland, Ohio; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services this forenoon at the home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-?-1945
Young Enos H, 73, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was president of Farmers & Merchants Bank in LaOtto and had served more than 40 years on the board of directors. He was a retired LaOtto postmaster. Born in LaOtto Feb. 25, 1907, he was the son of Ira and Dessie Young. He married Gertrude Lantz in 1936, and she died in November 1979. He was a member of Huntertown Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, Fort Wayne, and Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto. Surviving are three sons, David, Minneapolis, Minn., Robert and Floyd, both New York City; a sister, Janice Fisher, Sacred Heart Home; and three grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 8-28-1980 + 8-22-1980
Young Esther L Borger, 79, R. 1, Albion, died April 19 in McCray Hospital. She was born Oct. 17, 1896 in Chicago to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Modin and was married to Harry Borger in 1916. He died in 1959. She married Homer L. Young in 1970. She was an Albion resident 6 years moving from Kendallville and was a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband; 2 sons, Robert C. Borger, R. 1, Kendallville, and Jack W. Borger, Stuart, Fla.; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. One daughter and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville, Wednesday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 4-19-1976
Young Ethyle B, 91, of R. 2, Albion, died Sunday (d. 2-12-1984) at Heritage Manor. Born in Noble County Sept. 30, 1892, she was the daughter of Henry and Alice (Weaver) Gale. In 1915 she married Arlo E. Young, who died in 1952. A lifetime area resident, she with her husband ran the Burr Oak Store for 50 years. She was a member of Burr Oak Church. Surviving are 2 sons, H. James of Albion, and Dick E. of Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. A son, Carl; a sister, Osa; and 3 brothers, William, Albert and Charles, preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-12-1984
Young Eva D, about 83, of R. 1, Albion, died Dec. 30, 1966 at McCray Hospital. She was born in Ligonier Feb. 7, 1883, the daughter of Isaac and Catherine Slabaugh. She was married to Rollie L. Young March 2, 1914, who died Nov. 12, 1964. She was a member of Wawaka Church of the Brethren and a lifelong resident of Noble County. Surviving are 5 nieces. Funeral Jan. 2 in Wawaka Church of the Brethren. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 12-?-1966
Young Eva E, 68, Albion, died Jan. 26 in McCray Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1918 in Noble County, the daughter of George W. and Bertha (Coats) Snyder. She married Preston E. Young Oct. 6, 1940 in Merriam. She retired one and one-half years ago as nurses’ aide at Sacred Heart Home. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Billy (Patricia) Pontzius, R. 1, Kimmell; three sons, Ernest E. of Fort Wayne, Jerry L. of Churubusco, and Dennis L. of Columbia City; a sister, Barbara Smith of Findlay, Ohio; a brother, Robert of Albion; and six grandchildren. Services Friday in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 2-5-1987 + 1-26-1987
Young Evelyn, 83, Kendallville, died April 10 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She worked at Monsanto Co. in Ligonier, retiring in 1978. She was baptized at Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge 1301, Kendallville, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1892, Garrett. She was born Sept. 3, 1914 in Helmer to Charles E. and Katherine (Hovarter) Parr. In December 1955 she married Robert E. Young in Michigan. He died Feb. 3, 1990. She is survived by a stepdaughter; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Genevieve) Hasselman of Kendallville and Mrs. Robert (Metta Jean) Jacquay of New Haven; 2 brothers, Gladwin of Auburn and Burdett of Kendallville; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 2 sisters, Armetta and Margaret; and one brother, Faye. Burial in Fairfield Center Cemetery. ~ 4-23-1998
Young Evelyn, 92, of Crawfordsville, died April 19, 2010 at the St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville. Private family services at Berean Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 4-22-2010
Young Frances, 88, was born July 23, 1886 in Noble County to Hubert and Deliah (Black) Stout. She married Marshall Young Nov. 14, 1907 in Albion. He died in 1946. She died Dec. 22 in Franklin Nursing Home, Sidney, Ohio. She had previously resided at R. 2, Albion. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Merlin (Lois) Roettger, New Knoxville, Ohio, Mrs. William (Jayne) Clouse, Albion, and Mrs. Omar (Frances) Stangland, Albion; two sons, Glenn D., Albion, and Max E., Sun City, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Goss Young, Avilla. Five sisters and one son, Goss, preceded her in death. Services Dec. 24 in the Burr Oak Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 1-2-1975 + 12-?-1974
Young Fred M, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Young, was born May 11, 1892. He met with tragedy on Sept. 26, 1940 and died on Oct. 11at the St. Joseph Hospital at the age of 48 years and 5 months. He sustained a broken back Sept. 25 when a team ran away while he was sowing wheat at his farm in Noble County, 4 ½ miles northwest of Busco on the Green Center Road. He was dragged in front of the wheat drill for some distance. In the year of 1903 he married Mabel Moore. They had one son, Donald M. She preceded him in death. On Nov. 12, 1924 he married Flossie Heintzelman. They had 2 children, Lloyd and Mary Ann. Early in his married life he united with Christian Chapel. He is survived by his wife, the children, father, mother, and 2 sisters, Flossie Wells of Priest River, Idaho, and Edna Rogers of Sheridan, Wyoming. Funeral Sunday at the home and at Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-?-1940
Young Fred R, 65, a native of Jefferson Twp and a lifelong resident of this area, died at his home in Brimfield Sept. 8, 1950. He was born Oct. 15, 1894 in Jefferson Twp, the son of Arthur and Cynthia Young. He operated the Standard filling station at the corner of S. Main and the Drake Road in Kendallville for a 5-year period and prior to his last illness had been employed at the Ford agency in Wolcottville as salesman. Surviving are the wife, Vada, and a sister, Mrs. Edward Ackerman of Wayne Center. A son, Raymond, preceded him in death. Funeral Monday at a Kendallville funeral home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1950
Young George S, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Young, R. 1 Huntertown, and a former county auditor of Noble County, was one of the co-pilots killed in a 21-passenger United Air Lines plane crash early Thursday morning while coming into the Chicago municipal airport. Surviving are his widow, an expectant mother; the parents; 3 brothers, Dr. Paul A., Jacksonville, Tex., Dr. Otis B., Carbondale, Ill., and Dr. Charles A., Wilmington, Del.; one sister, Mrs. Powell Moore, Calumet City, Ill.; a grandmother, Mrs. Jeanette Young of Albion. He was married on Sept. 5, 1939 and he and his wife had lived at Oak Park, Ill. since that time. The body was returned here for burial at Christian Chapel Cemetery. His father-in-law officiated at the grave. + 12-?-1940
Young Gertrude E, 82, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born in South Milford Jan. 19, 1906, the daughter of William A. and Dessie C. (Mory) Walker. On Aug. 10, 1929 in Chicago, she married Harry J. Young, who died Sept. 1, 1978. She was a graduate of Tri State and Indiana Universities and had been employed as a teacher and a secretary. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Patricia) Scott of Kendallville; and a granddaughter, Mrs. James (Tammy) Stephens of Kendallville. A sister and a brother preceded her in death. Services today in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-14-1989
Young Gertrude M "Toots" died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was the former LaOtto correspondent for The Avilla News. A native of Fort Wayne, she is survived by her husband, Enos H.; three sons, David A. of Minneapolis, Minn., Robert E. and Floyd M., both of New York City; three sisters, Mrs. James Wire, Mrs. Chester Keeler and Marie Lantz, all of Fort Wayne; six brothers, Arthur, Henry L., George C. Lantz, all of Fort Wayne, Alfred Lantz of Crofton, Md., and Theodore Lantz of Davenport, Iowa. Services Saturday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto. ~ 11-22-1979 + 11-?-1979
Young Gladys, 77, formerly of Kendallville, died Thursday in South Bend Convalescent Center. She had lived at New Carlisle for 14 years before moving to South Bend. She was born March 26, 1902 in Edgerton, Ohio, the daughter of Alfred and Emma (Wiggins) Little. On Jan. 6, 1924 she married Roscoe Young. He died in Jan. 1964. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Art (Dorothy) Hampshire, New Carlisle, and Mrs. John (Nadine) Schopple, Kennebunk, Me.; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Five brothers preceded her in death. Funeral Sunday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1979
Young Glenn D, 68, Albion, died Sunday (d. 2-27-1977) in Winter Haven General Hospital, Winter Haven, Fla. The son of Marshall and Frances (Stout) Young, he was born Sept. 19, 1908 in Noble County. He married M. Alverdia Weeks on Oct. 2, 1929 in Albion. She died Aug. 16, 1976. He was a winter resident of Fort Meade, Fla. He was a retired letter carrier and belonged to the Rural Letter Carriers National Association. Surviving are 2 sons, Jack A., Lafayette, and Hal G., Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lois Roettger, St. Mary’s, Ohio, Mrs. Frances Stangland, R. 4, Albion, and Mrs. Jayne Clouse, Albion; one brother, Max, Sun City, Ariz.; and 4 grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-?-1977
Young Glennie, 58, died at the Noble County Infirmary May 10 after an illness of many years. Funeral was Friday at Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. She was the daughter of Arthur and Jennie Young, both deceased. She formerly resided at Brimfield. Surviving are a brother, Fred and a sister, Mrs. Ed Ackerman, Brimfield. + 5-?-1939
Young Grace L, 81, of Ligonier, died in Goshen Hospital. She was born July 25, 1905 in Leroy, Iowa to George E. and Ida M. (Hilliard) Webb. She was married on Nov. 28, 1923 in Van Wert, Iowa, to Fred C. Young. He died in 1961. She had lived in the Ligonier area for 4 months, coming from Winterset, Iowa where she worked for the Winterset Memorial Hospital. She was also a former employee of Yonkers Department Store in Des Moines, Iowa. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Winterset and the Winterset Pythian Sisters Lodge. Surviving are a son, Lewis Young of Ligonier; one sister, Ethel Love of Winterset; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at Collins Funeral Home in Winterset. Burial, Grand River Cemetery in Grand River, Iowa. + 12-15-1986
Young Harold James "Jim", 84, of Crawfordsville, died Jan. 2, 2004 at St. Clare Hospital in Crawfordsville. He had worked with his father at Burr Oak Country Store and was an electrician and plumber in the Albion area. He and his wife owned Jim's Hardware on the courthouse square in Albion for 25 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Albion. He was born April 18, 1919 at Burr Oak to Arlo and Ethel Gale Young. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1939. On June 30, 1943 at Wolf Lake Baptist Church he married Evelyn McGuire. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Charlotte Boyd of Jackson, Mich., Louise and Jerry Davis of Frankfort and Karen and Stephen Selby of New Market; a brother, Dick of Sarasota, Fla.; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl. Private memorial services at Berean Baptist Church due to the health limitations of his wife. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 1-7-2004
Young Harry J, Kendallville, died Friday at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1904 in Kendallville, the son of Benjamin and Maude (Masters) Young. He married Gertrude Walker Aug. 10, 1929 in Chicago. A lifelong resident of the Kendallville area, he was a retired distributor for the Arco Oil Co. Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Patricia Ann) Scott, Kendallville; and one granddaughter. One sister and 2 brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a former Lions Club member and belonged to Masonic Lodge 276 for 50 years. Funeral Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1978
Young Hattie died this morning at the home 3 miles north of LaGrange, aged 81 years and 10 months, following a stroke 2 weeks ago. She is survived by the husband, Delevan; 3 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. Irvin (Edna) Shultz, Mrs. Paul (Mildred) Sherman, Mrs. John C. (Mary) McCoy, all nearby, Almon of Houghton, Mich., and John D. of Sturgis. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newell Dickinson. Funeral Sunday at Carney Funeral Home. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 2-24-1954
Young Hattie C, 76, died November 24, in the home of her son, Howard, at Calumet City, Ill., where she had gone to spend the winter. She was the widow of the late E. L. Young and a resident of Swan Twp for many years. She was a member of the Swan Methodist Church. Surviving besides the son, Howard, are four grandsons and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Whan, now a resident in the Irvin Nursing Home in Columbia City. Services in the Clark Funeral Home Sunday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 12-1-1955
Young Hazel was the former Hazel Spore of Fort Wayne. Services and burial occurred in Houghton Tuesday. She died Saturday. Her husband, Almon, is a former LaGrange resident and the brother of Mrs. John C. McCoy and Mrs. Irvin Shultz of LaGrange, Mrs. Paul Sherman of Howe and John Young of Sturgis. One son, Delvan Paul; and 4 grandchildren reside in Pittsburgh, Pa. Until his retirement, Almon Young served 40 years as a professor at the Michigan Institute of Mining and Technology at Houghton. + No date
Young Helen R, about 47, (b. 9-26-1917) died March 31, 1965 at McCray Hospital. Surviving are the husband, Walter Goss; one sister, Mrs. Alma Butler of Albion; and 2 brothers, Olaff Runge of Birmingham, Mich., and John Runge of Galion, Ohio. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1965
Young Henrietta M, 73, formerly of Albion, died Wednesday (d. 4-6-1988) in Spring Grove Nursing Home, Richmond. She was born in Albion July 12, 1914, the daughter of Orville and Lillie (Sams) Young. She was a 1932 graduate of Albion High School and retired from Trenton Garment Co., Kendallville. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Surviving is a sister, Margaret Henke, Albion; and two brothers, Herman, Avilla, and Robert, Topeka. Services Friday at Asbury Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 4-12-1988 + 4-6-1988
Young Herman Emanuel, 89, Avilla, died July 18, 2001 at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. The rural Avilla resident was a farmer until 1951, then worked for 26 years at Kraft Foods, Kendallville, and as an agent for Farmers Mutual & Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance companies for 35 years. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla, and a life member of Kendallville Moose Lodge 1301. He was born March 13, 1912 in Jefferson Twp, Noble County to Orville J. and Lillie (Sams) Young. On November 8, 1932 in Sturgis, Mich. he married Viola Mae Knafel, who survives in Avilla. Also surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Helen Young of Auburn and Rickie and Linda Young of Albion; a daughter and son-in-law, Lindol and Robert Abel of Avilla, and a daughter Brenda Lou Young of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Miller in 1998; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Services at Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 7-26-2001
Young Hiram H died at his home on W. Highland St. last Tuesday night, aged 76 years, 5 months and 27 days. He was the son of John and Sarah Young, born Dec. 20, 1842. He died in the same county and state in which he was born. He was especially fond of ancient history and had read Rollins, Plutarch and Josephus several times. He enlisted in the Civil War as a private in Co. B, 88th Indiana Regiment, Volunteer Infantry, and received an honorable discharge as first lieutenant at the close of the war. In Oct. 1865 he married Janette M. Allen. In the spring of 1873 he and his family moved and settled in Cloud County, Kansas. In 1894 he was elected probate judge of Cloud County and re-elected in 1896. He is survived by his wife; 4 sons, J. O., Topeka, Kansas, G. R., Quinter, Kansas, George A. of Garrett, and Fred of Noble Twp; 3 daughters, Mrs. J. W. Houser of Noble Twp, Mrs. Nellie Stewart of Albion, and Mrs. Mabel Hyde of Des Moines, Iowa; 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Obsequies at the residence last Thursday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-?-1918
Young Homer L, 84, Kendallville, died Thursday at McCray Hospital. He lived in Kendallville since 1961 and was born June 23, 1896 in Deshler, Ohio, the son of James L. and Emaline (Deal) Young. In 1919 he married Jessie Hosler, who died in 1965. He was married in 1970 to Esther Borger, who died in 1976. Surviving are 2 stepsons, Robert C. and Jack W. Borger of Kendallville; a brother, James of Glenview, Ill.; 2 nieces; 2 nephews; and 3 cousins. Services Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1980
Young Howard, 52, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Young, died January 3 at Hammond where he had resided a number of years. He was born and raised in Swan Twp. He died after an extended illness, having contracted TB a number of years ago. Survivors include the widow, the former Francis Emerick of Huntertown, and two sons. Funeral and burial in Hammond on January 6. ~ 1-18-1962
Young Ilene M, 86, died Sept. 25, 2007 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She graduated from Albion-Jefferson High School in 1939 and was employed as a telephone operator in Albion in the 1940s and worked at G. C. Murphy Co. in Kendallville for 13 years. She was born at Bakertown on Sept. 10, 1921 to Frank and Alma (Weller) Jacob. She married John Hire Young on June 12, 1948 in Goshen. He died in 1982. Surviving are 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Connie and Richard Maassel of Westerville, Ohio, and Cheryl Young and Cathy and David Thiem of Kendallville; a son-in-law, Charles Ackman of Ashley; a sister, Leona Schwalbe of Bloomington, Ill.; 2 sisters-in-law, Dolores Jacob of Albion and Kay Jacob of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren and spouses, Debra and Richard Krull, Carrie and James Richards, John and Kevin Maassel, and Laura Theim; and 5 great-grandchildren, Richard and Nolan Krull, Cassie Smith, Katie and James Richards. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Ackman in 2002; 2 grandsons, James Maassel in 1981 and Christopher Thiem in 2004; a sister, Wauneta Reed; and 2 brothers, Franklin Jacob and D. Elon Jacob. Services Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 9-27-2007
Young Ilene Mae, 77, of Fort Wayne, died May 5 in Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. She was born Sept. 27, 1919 in LaOtto to William and Dorothy (Brown) Pepple. She married Harold E. "Red" Young. He died in 1968. She had been a print operator for Lincoln National Life Insurance before her retirement in 1982. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, Churubusco Chapter No. 136 OES and American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Surviving are a son, David A. of Littleton, Colo.; 2 brothers, Merle of Hicksville, Ohio, and Stan of Bryan, Ohio; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis L., in 1994. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 5-15-1997
Young Inez, infant child of Otis Young and wife of this place, died Tuesday. Short funeral services at the home Wednesday. Burial took place in the local cemetery. ~ 4-9-1925
Young Ira E, 61, dropped dead in the lobby of the Fort Wayne National Bank Wednesday. He is believed to have been stricken by a heart attack. He has been postmaster and general store proprietor in LaOtto for the past 40 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Huntertown, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine and Modern Woodmen Lodge. He was a lifelong resident at LaOtto. Surviving are the widow, Dessie M.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Hart of New Orleans, and Mrs. Harry Conover of Chicago; a son, Enos H. of LaOtto; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Wirt of Thibadaux, La.; and 3 grandchildren. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery near Fort Wayne. + 2-?-1936
Young Irma Lucille, 53, Sturgis resident for the last 10 years, died Friday in Sturgis Hospital. She was born in Washington, Ia., March 1, 1904, a daughter of William and Gertrude (Blessing) Garrett. Her early life was spent in Angola, Ind. where she was graduated from high school and later attended Tri-State College. She had been librarian in the public library in Angola for a number of years. Her marriage to John D. Young took place April 11, 1936 in LaGrange, Ind. He is employed at Harvey Paper Products Co. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Sturgis. Surviving are the husband; 2 daughters, Rosemary and Linda; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ray Alwood of Angola and Mrs. Grace Barringer of Harvey, Ill.; one brother, Harold of Fort Wayne; and 2 nieces and 2 nephews. Funeral Monday at First Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Lawn Cemetery. + 9-6-1957
Young Jack Lee, 59, died Nov. 14, 2007 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. A 1969 graduate of East Noble High School, he served 2 years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He had been employed 14 years at Tower Automotive in Kendallville and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was born Oct. 4, 1948 in Kendallville to Otto and Deloruse (Strouse) Young. He married Starr Kae Myers on June 29, 1973 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife in Garrett; his mother in Avilla; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Marshall Young of LaGrange and Adam and Sherry Young of Wolcottville; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Eric Buss of Garrett; 5 grandchildren, Johanna, Aiden and Ellanore Buss and Ashley and Brooke Young; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Jack Jarrett of Kendallville; and a sister-in-law, Judy Young of McClish Lake. He was preceded in death by a brother, William, in 2004. Services Saturday at First Baptist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 11-16-2007
Young Jacob died at his home near Wayne Center on March 11, 1890. He was born near Trenton, N.J., Feb. 15, 1821 and moved with his parents when he was 14 years of age to Wayne County, Ohio, near Wooster. He was married to Sarah Ann Childs Jan. 31, 1843 and moved to Indiana shortly after and settled on the farm where he died. His age was 69 years and 24 days. He united with the M. E. Church in 1843. They had five children, 3 of whom are living, Mrs. J.L. Gallup, Mrs. J. C. Vought, and Mrs. George Jourdan. Burial, family lot at Lake View Cemetery. + 3-11-1890 ^ 3-14-1890
Young James Alvin, 49, of R. 1, Macy, died Friday in the V.A. Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born in Frankfort February 13, 1942 to J. Ernest and Mary (Burtrum) Matthews. His father survives in Auburn. His mother died in 1987. He had lived in Rome City 1975-87. He was a disabled Vietnam Conflict Marine veteran and a baby sitter. He was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 255, Kokomo. Surviving are a sister, Lynda Morris of Greentown; a niece, Deborah Welford of Macy, with whom he made his home. Graveside services Tuesday in Orange Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 86 and VFW of Kendallville. + 10-11-1991
Young James L, 75, residing north of Albion at the intersection of Roads 9 and 6, died Jan. 8. Funeral was at the U.B. Church in Brimfield, Jan. 11. He and his wife have been residents of Noble County since 1909, coming here from Ohio. Surviving are the widow and 3 sons, Rollie of Albion, Homer of Cleveland, and James of Chicago. He was a successful farmer. + 1-?-1938
Young Jane, 75, of Kendallville died on Monday, August 22, 2011, at her home. She was born in Hoagland on September 27, 1935 to Howard C. Miller and Ruth B. (Shaffer) Miller. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1953. She was employed for 20 years with Kraft Foods in Kendallville before retiring in 1997. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include 2 daughters, Terra Jo Heitkamp of Syracuse and Cynthia and Martin Heileman of Kendallville; 2 sons, Scott Tremaine of Kendallville and Curt and Kimberly Young of Kendallville; her grandchildren, Michelle, Shannon, Jeremy, Stephanee, Eddie, Eric, Mandee, Mark, Elizabeth, Mary, Lydia, Collin and Brandon; her many great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill and Nedra Miller of Palm Desert, California. She was also preceded in death by 5 brothers, Clarence, Samuel, Max, Wilbur, and Francis Miller; and 3 sisters, Mabel Bowser, Esther Pettit and Donnabelle Peters. Funeral Aug. 25 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 8-24-2011
Young Janette M, pioneer resident of Noble County, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Stewart in Albion. Had she lived until a week from Sunday, Oct. 18, she would have been 97 years of age. She was the widow of the late Hiram H. Young, who was a Civil War veteran and prominent in Masonic circles. For many years the family lived near Wolf Lake. She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Hyde of Des Moines, Iowa; and 3 sons, George A. of Huntertown, former auditor of Noble County, Fred L. of Fremont, and Dr. C. R. of Hollywood, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services at Bonham’s Funeral Home Thursday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-9-1947
Young Jennie, 59, wife of Arthur Young, died at her home near Brimfield Tuesday from Bright's disease. She is survived by her husband; one son, Fred of Toledo, Ohio; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ed Ackerman of Brimfield and Miss Glenna at home; and 8 grandchildren. Obsequies at the home Thursday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. + Poppy Scrapbook
Young Jerry L, 64, died December 9, 2011, at his residence in Churubusco. He was born in Kendallville on June 23, 1947, to Preston E. and Eva (Snyder) Young. He graduated from Albion Jefferson High School in 1965 and Allied Institute of Technology in Chicago. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He married Barbara Deck on Dec. 31, 1966 in Ege. He was employed for 36 years at Essex Wire and Cable in Columbia City. He attended Faith Lutheran Church and was a member of the American Legion Post #157, both in Churubusco. Survivors include his wife; his sons, SRA, John L. Young II, U.S. Air Force, and Tina Young of Columbia City and Mark E. and Jackie Young of Churubusco; his daughter, Amy and Josh Middleton of Arnold, Maryland; 8 grandchildren; his brothers, Ernest and Judy Young of Fort Wayne and Dennis and Eileen Young of Columbia City; and his sister, Patricia and Bill Pontzius of Ligonier. Funeral Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church.  Military honors by the Churubusco American Legion and active duty troops from the Army National Guard. ^ 12-13-2011
Young John died at his home near Wolf Lake on Sept. 30, 1890, being 86 years 3 months and 17 days old. He was born in Union County, Penn. July 13, 1804. In March 1840 he moved to Noble County where he lived the remainder of his life. He was twice married and was the father of 10 children, 6 of whom with his widow survive. In May 1850 he was appointed to the office of county auditor and at the next election was chosen for the same office. After the close of his term he returned to his farm. Noble Co Democrat 6-24-1891
Young John F, 74, of Kendallville, died Friday at his residence. He was born January 8, 1920 to Otis J. and Norma (Teders) Young in Kendallville, where he lived all his life. On July 6, 1940 in Garrett he married Mary Kathryn Roberts, who survives. He was a supervisor for No-Sag in Kendallville for 39 years, retiring in 1983. He served in WW II with the U.S. Army 69th Infantry Division, participating in the Battle of the Bulge and playing a key role in the rescue of concentration camp prisoners. He was a member of American Legion Post 86, Kendallville VFW and Moose Lodge 1301. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Nancy) Lewis of Kendallville; 3 sons, John Franklin Jr. of Lees Summit, Mo., and Larry Wayne and Michael Lynn of Kendallville; 3 foster children, Mrs. Gary (Joyce) Allen of Avilla, Mrs. Craig (Kathy) Linthicum of Kendallville and Mrs. Terry (April) Kemerly of Avilla; 2 brothers, Max of Churubusco and Robert of Garrett; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Inez, Arlie and Theresa; 5 brothers, Rollo, Kenneth, Otto, Riley and Willard; and one grandson, Jeffery Young. Services Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-1-1994
Young John F Jr., 66, of Lee’s Summit, died April 18, 2011, at the Lee’s Summit Medical Center. He was born to John and Mary Kay Young on August 30, 1944, in Kendallville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Patricia Hays on April 15, 1975, in Atlanta, Georgia. He retired from Nationwide Paper Co. in November 2001. He was preceded in death by his father and his son, Jeffrey Young. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Young of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; son and wife, Jerry and Chandler Young of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, son, Johnny Young of Atlanta, Georgia; grandson, Jaxon Young; mother, Mary Kay Young-Miller of Kendallville; sister, Nancy (Jack) Lewis of Kendallville; brothers, Mike (Pat) Young and Larry (Cathy) Young, all of Kendallville. Funeral Friday at the Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit. ^ 4-26-2011
Young John H, 60, R. 3, Kendallville, died at his residence from a massive heart attack Wednesday. He was born in Noble County on Jan. 26, 1922, the son of Owen A. and Nancy Sophia (Hire) Young. On June 12, 1948 in Goshen he married Ilene M. Jacob. He recently retired as a major in the Air Force Reserves and was president of Hudson Trucking Co. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Albion, Kendallville VFW and Kendallville American Legion Post 86. Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters, Carolyn A. Ackman of Ashley, Connie L. Maaffel of Cheyenne, Wyo., Cheryl I. Young and Cathy L. Thiem of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Wilford J. and Charles of Wolf Lake; and 3 grandchildren. Services Saturday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 2-10-1982
Young John L, about 76, (b. 7-28-1885) a native of Ohio, died at his home Sept. 22, 1961. He and his wife Sophia have resided on a farm 2 miles west of Merriam for the past 46 years. Survivors include the wife; a son, Preston of Albion; a daughter, Mrs. Luther Rex of Albion; 8 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Mildred Upson of Winona Lake. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion, Sept. 25. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-?-1961
Young John M was born in Whitley County Aug. 19, 1846 and spent the early part of his life in and around Columbia City. He married Elizabeth Bennett Feb. 2, 1873. After living in Churubusco for 2 years they located at Potter’s Station, where they remained for 11 years, when he purchased a small place 2 miles south of Kendallville, living there until 9 years ago when they moved to their present home. He died at Longcliff Sept. 7, 1910, aged 65 years and 19 days. A short service was held at the residence Thursday. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ^ 9-13-1910
Young John S, 52, of Fort Wayne, died Dec. 19, 2006 at the visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1972 and from Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne in 1976. He worked in management for J. C. Penney in several cities, then for Lincon Life Insurance Co. and for Waterfield Mortgage Co. in Fort Wayne until it closed in 2005. He was born in Wolf Lake on July 15, 1954 to Lloyd and Ruth Anna (Brown) Young. Surviving are his parents and a sister, Carol of Albion. Services Saturday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 12-21-2006
Young Josiah, formerly of Jefferson Twp near Hartman Chapel, was killed by jumping from his engine on the C&A Railway a few days ago. The engine had been broken in some way when the deceased and 2 others who were riding thereon became alarmed and jumped off. He was a nephew of Mrs. Kerr of this city and Mrs. Samuel Baughman of Lisbon. He was about 40 years old. ^ 3-3-1881
Young Judy, 59, of West Lafayette, died Thursday in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born July 16, 1937 in Fort Wayne to Clarence and Margaret (Travelbee) Jacobs. Her mother survives in Kendallville. Her father died November 3, 1984. She was a 1955 graduate of Kendallville High School. In 1996 she authored a book, chronicling the history of Kappa Delta Pi. She recently returned to West Lafayette after having spent 4 years in Superior, Wis. Also surviving are her husband, Jack; 2 sons, Jay of San Antonio, Texas, and Jed of Lafayette; a daughter, Jana Tyrrell of Olympia, Wash.; 4 grandchildren, Jeremy and Travis Young, and Jacob and Megan Tyrrell; and a sister, Marcia Kline of Fort Wayne. Funeral Thursday in First Presbyterian Church, Kendallville. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. + 1-16-1997
Young Kennith "Red", 65, 415 Boltz, Fort Wayne, died yesterday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born March 2, 1911 in Fremont to Otis and Norma (Teeters) Young. He was married Nov. 3, 1930 in Elgin, Ill. He was a former resident of Kendallville for 30 years. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Norma Howard, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Patricia Triplett, Kendallville; 3 sons, Melvin, Aurora, Ill., William, Luttlow, Ky., and Richard, Garrett; 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1976
Young Lenora died Dec. 27. She was known to her many friends in Ligonier, as Lenora Kunkleman until the time of her marriage to Thad Young, in Portland, Oregon, about 2 years ago. Leonora Kunkleman was born in Clinton County, Michigan on the August 16, 1881, and was one of 6 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Adam Kunkleman. She was married to Thad Young on Easter, March 27, 1910, in the city of Portland, and in which city they made their home. On the morning of Dec. 27 after an illness of but a few days she entered into rest at the age of 30 years 4 months and 12 days.There is left to mourn her loss her husband, her widowed mother and 4 brothers. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral at the home of her brother, John. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 1-4-1912 (Contributed by Judy Richter)
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, 84, lifelong resident of Jefferson Twp, died Monday (d. 5-15-1962) in McCray Hospital. She was born June 20, 1877 in LaGrange County and was married to Orville Young in 1906. He died in 1944. Surviving are two sons, Herman, Avilla, and Robert, Kendallville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Coats, Albion, and Miss Henrietta, Richmond; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers. Services in First Methodist Church, Albion, Thursday. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 5-?-1962
Young Lloyd T, 85, of rural Albion, died July 13, 2012, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion. He was born on July 21, 1926, in Green Township in Noble County, a son of Fred M. and Flossie (Heintzelman) Young.  On Sept. 15, 1946, he was married to Ruth Anna Brown. He was a member of Blue River Church of the Brethren, Whitley County. Surviving are his wife; his daughter, Carol Young of Albion; and a sister, Mary Ann Wakeman of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by  a son, John S. Young, on Dec. 19, 2006; and by a brother, Donald E. Young. Funeral Wednesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home.  Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-16-2012
Young Lucinda Jane was one of 8 children born in Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Hart. She was born Nov. 18, 1860 and died May 4, 1920. She was 59 years, 5 months and 16 days of age. Three brothers and one sister survive her. In 1876 she was married to Arthur Young. They had 3 girls and one boy, one daughter, Myrtle, having died at the age of 11 years. The husband and 3 children survive. They are Miss Glennie at home, Mrs. Ed Ackerman of Brimfield, and Fred of Toledo. + 5-?-1920
Young Lydia A, daughter of Samuel and Barbara Young, was born in Albion Feb. 13, 1856,and died in Albion March 13, 1925, aged 69 years and one month. She was the 8th of a family of 11 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. She lived most of her life in Albion and vicinity. After the death of her father in 1872 she moved to Wood County, Ohio, but came back to Albion in the fall of 1883. She was a member of the Albion Presbyterian Church. She leaves 3 sisters and one brother. + 3-?-1925
Young Mabel, 59, of near Albion, died Tuesday. Funeral will be Friday at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. She is survived by 2 brothers, L. Young of Avilla, and John Young of Albion; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mildred Upson of Warsaw, and Miss Ercie Young of Albion. + 5-?-1941
Young Mabel Evelyn (Clarke), about 44, former resident of Brimfield and Rome City, died Jan. 26, 1951 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne of leukemia. Prior to her marriage to Bret R. Young of Rome City, she had lived at Brimfield and was a graduate of the Rome City High School. Surviving are the husband; a brother, Lloyd Clarke of Wallen; 2 half-brothers, Thad Clarke of Indianapolis, and Carney Waldron of Rome City. Funeral Monday in Fort Wayne. Burial, Green Lawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 1-?-1951
Young Mabel M, daughter of Oliver and Sarah Moore, was born in Carroll County, Ind. Aug. 2, 1892 and died at the Oxley Holmes Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 22, 1923 at the age of 31 years, 2 months and 20 days. She married Fred M. Young June 7, 1913. They had one child, Donald, who with her husband, father, mother, 3 brothers and 5 sisters remain. She had been suffering from goiter for a long time and had undergone 2 serious operations, the last being on the 19th day of Oct. and from which she never recovered. She united with Merriam Chapel about 7 years ago where funeral was conducted Wednesday. + 10-?-1923
Young Mable B, 86, Wolf Lake, died April 17, 2001 at Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City. She was named grand marshal of the 2000 Wolf Lake Onion Days Festival. She was a homemaker and a cook at Wolf Lake School, a former longtime employee of Lyall Electric in Albion and had worked for Essex Wire in Ligonier. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. She was born December 21, 1914 in Noble County to Jonathan and Pearl (Todd) Hontz. She grew up in Washington Twp and attended Brushwood and Washington Center schools. She attended Etna for 3 years and graduated from Wolf Lake High School. She married Wilford J. Young on August 13, 1936 and he died January 11, 1985. Also preceding her in death were a brother, Kade Carpenter; and 3 sisters, Neva Rebman, Mildred Stump and Cleo Trimmer. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Wilford O. and Sharon Young of Columbia City and Max E. and Carol Young of Albion; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Anna and Thomas Stump of Avilla; 2 brothers, Thomas Hontz of Columbia City and Dale Hontz of Etna; 2 sisters, Mary Harmon of Warsaw and Erma Stump of Ligonier; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ~ 5-3-2001
Young Margaret Christine, 16, of rural Columbia City, died July 16, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial Monday at St. John Bosco Church in Churubusco. Burial, Ege Cemetery ^ 7-18-2009
Young Marguerite, 70, Churubusco, died Thursday at her home. She was a native of Noble County and had lived her married life on a farm in Green Twp. She attended Merriam Christian Chapel. She was born Sept. 25, 1918, the daughter of William and Nellie (Geiger) Barnhart. On Aug. 23, 1941, she married Donald E. Young in Columbia City. Surviving are her husband; 4 daughters, Mrs. Roger (Martha) Wolfe of Albion, Mrs. Lawrence (Marilyn) Miller of Fort Wayne, Mrs. David (Nellie) Page of LaOtto, and Mrs. Charles (Donna) Thompson of Avilla; one son, Frank A. of Churubusco; one sister, Mrs. Raymond (Eva Mae) Pfleidner of Avilla; one brother, Clarence of Churubusco; and 11 grandchildren. One grandchild preceded her in death. Funeral Monday at Sheets Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 10-27-1988
Young Marshall W, about 63, a lifelong resident of the Burr Oak community, died Nov. 30, 1946, while visiting at the home of a daughter, Mrs. O. J. Stangland in Noble Twp. Funeral was at Burr Oak Baptist Church of which he was a member. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Frances; 3 daughters, Mrs. O. J. Stangland, Mrs. H. M. Roettger of New Bremen, Ohio, and Mrs. Billy Clouse of Albion; 3 sons, Goss, Max and Glenn of Albion; one brother, Arlo E. of Albion; and 8 grandchildren. + 11-?-1946
Young Mary Ann (Kimmel) was born in Fostoria, O., Nov. 21, 1867, and died at the home of her mother in Kendallville, May 8, 1897, aged 29 years, 5 months and 16 days. She came to Indiana with her parents in 1870. On April 15, 1891 she married Ira B. Young and they had four children, Susie R., who preceded her mother in death, Ivan D., and the twin sisters, Edith and Ethel. She joined the Evangelical Church when 15 years old. Funeral at South Milford Sunday. Burial, Weston Cemetery. + 5-8-1987 ^ 5-14-1897
Young Max E, 74, of R. 2, Albion, was dead on arrival Wednesday (d.4-15-1987) in Whitley County Hospital. He was born April 22, 1912, the son of Marshall and Frances (Stout) Young. In Jan. 1934 he married Beulah Bowman, who died in 1978. In 1979 he married Beth Edwards. He moved from Albion to Akron, Ohio in 1956. He retired from Motor Cargo in 1973 and moved to Sun City, Ariz. until 1979 when he returned to Noble County. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Kay Ann Gaerte of Albion and Karene Sanford of Phoenix, Ariz.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Omar (Frances) Stangland and Mrs. William (Jayne) Clouse of Albion, and Mrs. Merlin (Lois) Roettger of Bradenton, Fla.; 6 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. Memorial services Monday in Merriam Christian Chapel. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 4-?-1987
Young Max Earl, 75, died September 10 in Palm Harbor, Fla. He was born in Kendallville and resided in Fort Wayne before moving to Florida. He was employed by Falstaff Brewery in Fort Wayne as a brewmaster for 31 years before retiring. Surviving are his wife, Helen of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Marilyn of Fort Wayne; a brother, Robert of Garrett; and 2 granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Tracy. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 9-10-1996
Young Megan Christine, 16, of rural Columbia City, died July 16, 2009 from the result of a one-vehicle accident on County Rd 550E in rural Whitley County. She was born on Jan. 1, 1993 in Beech Grove, a daughter of Christopher and Tanya (Widmer) Young. She was a junior at Churubusco High School. Surviving are her parents; a sister, Morgan; a grandmother, Toy Widmer of Elberfeld, Ind.; a great-grandmother, Polly Brown of Evansville. Mass of Christian Burial, July 20 at St. John Bosco Church in Churubusco. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 7-19-2009
Young Mildred I Seymoure, 87, died Sept. 15, 2001 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. A 1932 graduate of Kendallville High School, she attended Manchester Teachers College and began teaching in 1934. She retired from teaching in 1973. She was a member of Stroh Church of Christ and Prentiss Chapter 178 OES. She was born Jan. 16, 1914 in LaGrange County to Frederick Earl and Inez Belle (Milbourn) Shroyer. On April 29, 1939 in Stroh she married Frederick J. Seymoure. He died July 31, 1972. On Aug. 18, 1973 at Albion she married Bion A. Young. He died March 20, 2000. A brother, Harold Shroyer, also preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Diana and Larry Leffel and Cathy Seymoure of Albion; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Carol Seymoure of Peru; 5 stepchildren; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Stroh Church of Christ. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 9-16-2001
Young Myrtle, 66, 450 Sherman St., Kendallville, died Thursday at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1912 in Four Mile, Ark., the daughter of James and Jenny Mae (Milwert) Stewart. On Nov. 3, 1930, she married Kennith Young in Elgin, Ill. He died in 1976. She had lived in Kendallville for 30 years before moving to Fort Wayne. Two years ago she moved back to Kendallville. Surviving are 3 sons, Richard, Garrett, Melvin, Elgin, William, Ludlow, Ky.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Norma Howard, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Patricia Triplett, Kendallville; 5 sisters, Hazel, Jenny, Wanda, Mary and Burley, all of Elgin; 25 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1978
Young Nancy J, 37, of 341 Circle Dr., Churubusco, died Friday from injuries received in a traffic accident near Fort Wayne on Cook and Huguenard Roads. She was born June 6, 1951 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the daughter of James and Blanche (Myers) Hindle. On July 20, 1973 in Garrett she married Joseph A. Young. She was a member of Blackhawk Baptist Church and attended Wallen Baptist Church, Wallen Road. Surviving are her husband; her parents in Fort Wayne; a daughter, Michelle; 2 sons, Daniel and Jason; 4 brothers, James Jr., Ronald, Larry and William, Fort Wayne. Services will be Tuesday in Wallen Baptist Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 6-15-1989
Young Nancy S, about 63, whose home was about a mile and a half west of Wolf Lake, died Aug. 1, 1953 at the Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. She was a native of Whitley County but had lived most of her life in Noble County. She was a member of Christian Chapel. Surviving are the husband, Owen A.; 3 sons, Wilford J., and Charles O. of Wolf Lake, and John H. of Albion; 6 grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Edith Rust of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Edna Ott of Grandville, Ohio. Funeral at Wolf Lake Baptist Church Tuesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1953
Young Nevelyn A, 89, died November 2, 2000 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born in Avilla on November 24, 1910 to Ray and Cordelia (Weaver) Boszor. On June 13, 1985 she married Willard Young. He died February 13, 1991. She was a lifelong resident of Noble County. She worked as a secretary for 44 years with McCray Refrigeration and Litton Industrial in Kendallville, and 10 years at Sacred Heart Home. Surviving is a sister, Alberta Koons of Kendallville. Services Sunday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-3-2000
Young Norma Odell, 54, wife of Otis J. Young of this city, died at the family home Thursday of apoplexy with which she was stricken Wednesday. She was born at Hudson and came to Kendallville 26 years ago. Surviving are the husband; 10 children and 5 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Pleasant Lake Cemetery. + 6-?-1939
Young Olive E (Patmore) died Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. She was the widow of Dr. Otis B. Young who died June 2, 1983. Surviving are 2 daughters, Ruth King of Calif., and Dorothy Turner of Nashville. Graveside services Sunday at Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-21-1985
Young Oneita J, 68, of rural Churubusco, died June 18, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born in Wolf Lake on December 1, 1943, a daughter of Archie A. and Arrena (Leitch) Weidman, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1962. On October 13, 1962 she was married to David L. Young. She had worked at Fibre Form in Columbia City. Surviving are her husband David; a daughter Leigha (Aaron) Juillerat of Cincinnati; her mother; a brother Monte (Peggy) Diffendarfer of Merriam; a sister Valeria (Jerry) Cheek of Auburn; a stepbrother; a stepsister; and 4 grandchildren Morgan, Macaleb, Mason and Madison Juillerat. She was preceded in death by her father on December 17, 1960. Funeral June 20, 2012, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Sheets & Childs 6-18-2012
Young Ora W, 78, Avilla Mobile Home Park and formerly of Kendallville, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He was born in LaGrange May 19, 1909, the son of Andrew and Ester (Mishler) Young. He married Mable L. Foote Sept. 22, 1934 in LaGrange, and she died in 1969. He moved from LaGrange to Kendallville in 1942 and was retired from Kendallville Foundry. Surviving are a daughter, Judy A. Jones, Garrett,; a son, LeRoy J., Kendallville; two stepsisters; 3 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. One stepson, Frank T. Foote, died in 1986. Graveside services Tuesday in Ontario Cemetery. ~ 7-9-1987 + 7-5-1987
Young Orville J, 70, (b. 2-27-1874 - d. 11-12-1944) died at his home in Jefferson Twp Sunday. Born in LaGrange County near Woodruff, he lived in this community 32 years. He is survived by the widow, Lillie; 3 sons, Walter of Wolcottville, Herman of Kimmell, Robert of Kendallville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Walter Coats of Albion and Henrietta at home; 6 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Preston and David of Wolcottville; 4 sisters, Mrs. Thomas Fields of Wolcottville, Mrs. Walter Howard of Shipshewana, Mrs. Bert Himes of Shipshewana, and Mrs. Laura Talbert of Albion. Funeral Wednesday at Albion M. E. Church. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 11-?-1944
Young Otis B, 83, died Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. Graveside services will be Monday in Christian Chapel Cemetery. He was a graduate of Albion High School and a teacher in Albion many years ago. Surviving are the wife, Dorothy, and a daughter. + 5-30-1983
Young Owen A, about 80, of R. 1, Kimmell, died Nov. 8, 1970 at Luckey Nursing Home in Wolf Lake. He was born Jan. 2, 1890, a son of John and Elmina (Ott) Young. He and Nancy Hire were married in 1939. She passed away in 1953. He was a retired farmer and a member of Wolf Lake Baptist Church, Knights of Pythias Lodge and Christian Chapel Cemetery Association. Surviving are 3 sons, John H. of R. 3, Albion, Wilford J. and Charles O. of Wolf Lake; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. One brother and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-?-1970
Young Paul D, 74, of rural Kimmell, died Jan. 20, 2005 at his Smalley Lake home. He had retired from Smoker Craft Co. in New Paris and had previously worked at Sea Nymph Boat Co. in Syracuse. He married Deborah E. Ellison on Feb. 21, 1987. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Paul and Ronnie of Greenville, Ohio; 3 daughters, Carolyn Hoskins of Dayton, Diane Gilliot and her husband, Bernard, of Greenville, Ohio, and Kayle at home; several grand and great-grandchildren; a brother, John of Calif.; and 2 sisters, Mae Sutter of Greenville, and Rheba Chamber of Muncie. Preceding him in death were a son, Roy; a brother, Stan; and sisters, Zitta Kennedy, Wilma Sutter, Arlena Stocker and Celia Franklin. Services Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. ^ 1-22-2005
Young Preston E, 74, of Albion, died November 26, 1990 in Elkhart General Hospital. He was born June 17, 1916 in Noble County, the son of John and Sophia (Frankhouse) Young. His wife, Eva, died in February 1987. On Sunday he married his second wife, Violet Bardo, who survives. He was a radio and television repairman and owned Albion Electronics in Albion. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Albion and Noble County Right to Life. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Billy (Patricia) Pontzius of Kimmell; 3 sons, Ernest E. of Fort Wayne, Jerry L. of Churubusco, and Dennis L. of Columbia City; a sister, Berniece Rex of Albion; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services today at St. Mark's Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-26-1990
Young Ralph C, 79, of Kendallville, died Wednesday in the emergency room of McCray Hospital in Kendallville. He was born September 30, 1914 in Fort Wayne to Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Young. On July 18, 1950 in Auburn, he married Gwendolyn M. Meens, who survives. He moved from Fort Wayne to Albion and in September 1992 to Kendallville. He was a retired welder for Fruehauf Trailer in Fort Wayne. Surviving also are 6 daughters, Gerri Hedrick of Florida, and Barbara Recker, Susan Myers and Jacqueline Claphan of Albion, Yevette Howard of Franklin, Wis., Pamela Lewis and Doris Arnold of Fort Wayne; 3 sons, Ralph Jr. of Monroeville, Allen of Fort Wayne, and Keith of North Carolina; a brother, Kenneth of Columbia City; 39 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and 5 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-22-1994
Young Ralph E, 36, died at his home in Allen Twp Sunday from tuberculosis. Surviving are the parents; 2 brothers, Roy of Niles, Mich., and John of New Orleans; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Charles Fitzgerald of Garrett, Mrs. George Griswold of this city, Mrs. Don Romaine and Miss Gertrude of Chicago. Funeral this afternoon at the home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1928
Young Raymond B, 34, resident of this community since 1929, died last Sunday in the Irene Byron Sanatorium. Prior to his retirement due to ill health he was a driver for the Central Coach Lines, Inc. for 10 years. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Young, R. 1, Albion. Funeral Wednesday in Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1945
Young Richard D, 58, of Kendallville, died February 8, 2000 in the V.A. Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born March 28, 1941, in Elgin, Ill. to Kenneth and Myrtle (Stewart) Young. He served in the U. S. Navy 1961-66. He was the self-employed owner of the former Big Bill's BBQ in Kendallville. Surviving are 2 sons, Richard A. of Garrett, and Kenneth W. of Rome City; a sister, Patricia Triplett of Auburn; a half-brother, Melvin Young; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services Friday. Burial later. + 2-8-2000
Young Robert E, 72, of R. 2, Topeka, died February 3, 1990 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Albion March 29, 1917, he was the son of Orville and Lilly (Sams) Young. In December 1955 in Michigan, he married Evelyn Parr, who survives. He was a retired supervisor for Hardware Wholesalers Inc., Fort Wayne, and was a 45-year member of the Moose Lodge. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Rita) Kemerly of LaOtto; a stepson; a sister, Margaret Hanke of Albion; and a brother, Herman of Avilla. A sister, Henrietta, preceded him in death. Services today at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 2-3-1990
Young Robert E "Jeep", 55, died Saturday at the home of friends in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. from esophageal cancer. He was born in LaOtto to Enos and Gertrude Young on April 17, 1940. He moved to New York City to begin a 15-year career with the East Harlem Youth Employment Service after earning his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. He eventually became the agency director. Following a second career in the bar and restaurant business in Manhattan, he moved to Little Falls, N.Y. where he bought and managed a 200-acre farm. He was an Episcopalian. He is survived by 2 brothers, Floyd "Tim" of New York City and David of Huntsville, Alabama, as well as 3 nephews, Kevin, Shawn and James. ~ 2-1-1996
Young Robert L "Red", 75, of Garrett, died July 11, 2004 at Miller's Merry Manor in Garrett. He was an automotive detailer for more than 50 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was born Nov. 26, 1929 in Kendallville to Otis J. and Norma Adell (Teders) Young. He married Janet Rugman on Dec. 26, 1991 in Auburn. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Norma Miller of Albion; a grandchild, Jacob Phillips; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert O; 10 brothers and 3 sisters. Services Thursday at Feller Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn with graveside military rites by Garrett American Legion. ^ 7-13-2004
Young Roy, 14-days old, was murdered by his father, Paul D. Young, 27, of Rome City. The father was indicted by a jury on a second-degree murder charge for the New Year’s Day slaying of his ailing son in the corridor of McCray Hospital. He said before he was taken to the mental hospital at Westville, "I saw a red wall in the hospital - red like a sky bathed in blood and the Lord told me to do it." Paul has been treated in the past in mental hospitals. He is the father of 4 other children and was employed at Sylvan Lake marine boat livery at Rome City. + 1-?-1960
Young Sarah, wife of John Young, deceased, was born in Union County, Penn. Jan. 17, 1811. She was first married to Joel Benfer and moved to Noble County in an early day. Soon after this, Mr. Benfer died. They had 2 boys and 2 girls. In 1841 she married John Young, who died Sept.. 29, 1890. They had 1 boy and 2 girls, still living. She united with the Presbyterian Church when quite young. She died at her home near Wolf Lake April 23, 1892, aged 81 years 3 months and 6 days. Funeral at Christian Chapel April 25. Noble Co Democrat 5-11-1892
Young Sarah Ann (Childs) died at her home near Wayne Center Feb. 10. She survived her husband 15 years and 11 months, residing at the old homestead which they entered over 50 years ago. She was born in Wayne County, Ohio Sept. 6, 1823; aged 82 years, 5 months and 4 days. She married Jacob Young Jan. 31, 1843 and shortly after moved to Indiana. They had 5 children, 2 of whom survive, Mrs. J. L. Gallup and Mrs. J. C. Vought of Kendallville. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Funeral at Wayne Center Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-23-1906
Young Sharon Kaye, 71, of Columbia City, died Nov. 22, 2008 at her residence. She was born Nov. 14, 1937 in Kendallville to Richard and Mary (Eichelbaugh) Decker. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1955 and from the Indiana University School of Nursing in 1958. She worked at Whitley County Hospital from 1958 to 1976 and then for her brother, Dr. Jeffry Decker, until retiring in 1999. She was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Wilford O. Young; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Dana Young of Fayetteville, Ark., and Stuart L. and Courtney Young of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Tim Stout of Warsaw; and 9 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Diane and Phyllis Decker; and brother, Dr. Jeffry Decker. Services Wednesday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 11-25-1008
Young Sophia Ellen, 97, R. 4, Albion, mother of Preston E. Young of Albion, and Mrs. Luther (Berniece) Rex, R. 4, Albion, died April 4, 1986 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City. She was born in Whitley County to Christian and Emma Elizabeth Money Fankhouser and on June 2, 1915 married John Lloyd Young. He died in 1961. A 1907 graduate of Columbia City High School, she earned a teaching certificate at Terre Haute Normal School and taught in Thorncreek Twp, Whitley County. In 1915 she moved to Noble County where she was a member of the Big Lake Church of God, its Missionary Society and a Noble County Extension Club. Surviving are 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A daughter, Thelma Elizabeth, is deceased. Funeral Sunday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-4-1986
Young Susan L, 24, of 516 N. Main St., Kendallville, died today in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Kendallville Sept. 11, 1958, the daughter of Robert and Mary Lou (Kerns) Krueckeberg. On Oct. 21, 1978 in Kendallville she married David L. Young. She was a registered nurse at McCray Hospital and a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband and parents; 2 sons, Kyle David 2 ½, and Kristopher Derek, born May 8; 2 sisters, Karen and Linda of Kendallville; 2 brothers, Greg of Lafayette, and Randy of Kendallville; and a grandmother, Helen Krueckeberg of Kendallville. Services at Hite Funeral Home Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-?-1983
Young Sylvia J, 56, of Cromwell, died April 11, 2001 at Parkview Noble Hospital. She was born Jan. 10, 1945 in Chicago to George and Margie (Wheatley) Ferguson. She worked at Kidd & Co. for 16 years and at Millennium Industries in Ligonier. Surviving are her mother, Margie Morgan of Wolcottville; 4 sons, Don of Knapp Lake, Michael of Bristol, Clarence and Bill Young of Cromwell; 2 daughters, Tammy Hartman of Wolcottville and Lori Young of Syracuse; 2 stepchildren; 2 brothers, Chuck Ferguson of Cromwell and Jim Ferguson of Edwardsburg, Ind.; and 10 grandchildren. A brother, George, and a stepfather preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 4-13-2001
Young Mrs T J, 64, of Green Twp, died Feb. 27 of catarrhal pneumonia. ^ 3-7-1907
Young Ursula, 61, formerly residing near Albion, died at her home in York Twp Wednesday. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mildred Upson of Winona Lake; and 2 brothers, John of Albion and E. L. of Avilla. Funeral Saturday at Christian Chapel at Merriam. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1942
Young Viola M, 91, of Kendallville, died May 31, 2006 at the home of her daughter. She was born November 14, 1914 in Whitley County to Arthur and Elsie (Ennen) Knafel. She married Herman E. Young on November 8, 1932 in Sturgis, Mich. He died July 18, 2001. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lindol and Robert Abel of Avilla and Brenda and Delbert Manns of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Linda Young of Albion; 2 brothers and a sister-in-law, Carl Knafel of Rome City and Richard and Betty Jo Knafel of Wabash; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty Meier of Woodstock, Ill., and Helen and Wayne Applegate of Albion; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Miller in 1998; a son, Donald Young in 2005; and 2 brothers. She attended Rome City United Methodist Church and was a member of Kendallville Women of the Moose. Services at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 6-15-2006
Young W Goss, 53, 525 Water St., died Friday at his home. Born April 2, 1917 in Albion, he was the son of Marshall and Frances (Stout) Young. He was married October 14, 1967 to Mildred Cleland in Merriam Christian Chapel. He moved to Avilla three years ago from Albion. He was manager of the dairy and frozen food department at White’s Super Market in Auburn. A veteran of WW II, he was a member of the Albion VFW and the American Legion Post 246 in Albion, the Masonic Lodge R&AM 97, Albion, Scottish Rite at Fort Wayne and the Burr Oak Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to the widow, are his mother, Mrs. Frances Young, R. 1, Churubusco; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Ross, Avilla, and Mrs. David (Janice) Bozarth, Torrance, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Merlin (Lois) Roettger, New Knoxville, Ohio, Mrs. Omar (Frances) Stangland, R. 4, Albion, and Mrs. William G. (Jayne) Clouse, Albion; two brothers, Glenn of Albion and Max of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Funeral Sunday in Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 7-30-1970 + 7-?-1970
Young Walter, 4-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Young, died at their home in Kendallville Friday of last week from appendicitis. Funeral was at Kendallville Sunday and the remains brought to LaGrange for interment. + No date
Young Walter G, about 41, (b.6-10-1904) a mechanic employed at the Howard Neuman garage in Wolcottville, died Jan. 18, 1945 at his home southwest of Wolcottville. Surviving are the wife, Veryl; a son, John Orval, Plato; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Margaret Coats and Miss Henrietta near Albion; 2 half-brothers, Herman, Kimmell, and Robert, Kendallville; and his stepmother, Mrs. Lillie Young near Albion. Funeral Sunday at Woodruff Evangelical Church. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 1-?-1945
Young Wilford J, 69, of Wolf Lake, died today at Whitley County Hospital. Born in Noble County July 30, 1915, he was the son of Owen and Nancy (Hire) Young. On Aug. 13, 1936 he married Mable B. Hontz. A lifetime area resident, he was a 1933 graduate of Wolf Lake High School and had been employed by the U. S. Postal Service 24 years. He worked as a railroad mail clerk and at the main post office in Fort Wayne before his retirement. He was a member of Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Mary Anna) Stump of R. 2, Avilla; 2 sons, Wilford O. of R. 1, Kimmell, and Max E. of R. 2, Albion; a brother, Charles of Wolf Lake; and 8 grandchildren. One brother, John, preceded him in death. Services Sunday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 1-11-1985
Young Willard W, 79, of S. Main St., Avilla, died today at his home. He was born October 13, 1911 in Seaman, Ohio, the son of Harvey and Lalah (Williamson) Young. His first wife, Evelyn Seaman, died in 1983. He married Nevelyn Boszor in Avilla on June 13, 1985. She survives. He lived in Avilla since 1985. He was a retired maintenance manager for Seaman, Ohio High School System. He was a life member of Seaman American Legion Post 633 and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Also surviving are a son, John Richard of Dayton, Ohio; and one granddaughter. A son, Tom, preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla, Burial, Lake View Cemetery. +3-?-1991
Young William Edward, 67, of McClish Lake near Hudson, died August 23, 2004 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born March 29, 1937 in Kendallville to Otto Edward and Deloruse A. (Strouse) Young. On April 20, 1979 in Albion he married Judy C. Burnworth. Surviving are his wife; a son, Terry of Kendallville; a daughter, Tara Marie Young; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Jack Jarrett of Kendallville; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Star Young of Garrett; a sister-in-law, Margaret Miller of North Manchester; and a grandson, Jaycob William Young. He worked as a journeyman maintenance man at Renaissance Publishing in Auburn and had also worked for Schmuck Garage in Kendallville. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, the Sons of the American Legion, and was a Gift of Life donor. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 8-26-2004
Young William Jay, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Young of Kendallville, died Monday in McCray Hospital where he had been born prematurely approximately 9 hours earlier. The mother is the former Sherryl Campbell of Albion, daughter of Mrs. Gladys Campbell and the late Harry Campbell. Graveside services were held at Rose Hill Cemetery Tuesday. + 8-?-1959
Young Zachariah A, for many years a prominent citizen of LaOtto, was discovered dead in his bed Saturday. The news was a severe shock to the community as Mr. Young had retired the evening before in his usual health. As late as 1 o’clock he was awake and asked as to the state of the weather. Upon the discovery of his death, Coroner Carver was notified, and he went to LaOtto and held an inquest. The finding was to the effect that Mr. Young came to his death from natural causes - probably disease of the heart. He was 63 years, 11 months, 18 days of age, and leaves a wife, a son and a daughter. He has been in business in LaOtto for twenty years. Funeral Sunday. ~ 1-7-1897
Young Zella "Ruth", 75, LaOtto, died April 1 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in DeKalb County Aug. 31, 1913, the daughter of James and Delphia (Hauge) March. She married Donald L. Young Dec. 5, 1935 in Garrett. A lifetime area resident, she retired as an LPN from Parkview Hospital in 1972. She was a member of Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Richard, Fort Wayne, and Joseph of Churubusco; and six grandchildren. Services April 5 in Cedar Creek Church. Burial, church cemetery. ~ 4-11-1989 + 4-1-1989
Youngberg Letha Faye, 77, a native of Ligonier, died in a Tacoma, Wash. hospital Sunday. Ashes will be returned for services Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Born Oct. 23, 1891, the daughter of Edward and Carrie (Flowers) McConnell, she had lived in the Ligonier and Chicago areas before moving to Tacoma ten years ago. Her husband, Arthur, preceded her in death. One son, Arthur Jr., Middleburg, Va.; 2 daughter, Miss Dorothy, Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Betty Klaedenan, Austin, Texas; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Mildred Grandgood, Detroit, Mich., survive. + No date
Youngs Dewain W was born in Binghamton, N.Y. Aug. 25, 1885, the son of Nelson and Fanny Youngs. There were 5 children in the family, all of whom except 2 with the parents having preceded him in death. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nellie Ferris of Binghamton and one brother, Herbert of Watervliet, N.Y. On Dec. 29, 1925 he was married to Elizabeth Calve Ralihan of Albion, who survives him. He died at the place of his birth Sept. 1, 1930, 45 years and 6 days of age. He was a member of Garden City Lodge No. 141, F&AM, Chicago, Montjoie Commandery No. 53 and Medinah Shrine of Chicago. He was in the railroad employ and for 18 years has been with the Pullman Co. as conductor. + 9-?-1930
Younis Charles, 73, owner and operator of the general store at Green Center, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Syria, coming to the United States when he was 16. He moved to Green Center in 1925 and purchased the store. He was a member of the Green Center EUB Church. Surviving are the widow, Mary; 3 sons, Joseph, Isaac, and George at home; 5 daughters, Mrs. Willard Searer, Fort Wayne, and Barbara, Eileen, Sarah and Diana, at home; and a sister in Syria. Services Sunday at Green Center Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 12-?-1960
Younis Joseph C, 76, of Green Center, died April 27, 2013, at his home. He was a truck driver. He retired after more than 20 years of service from Reith & Riley Trucking. He graduated from Albion High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born July 25, 1936, in Green Center to Charley and Mary (Nomoura) Younis. Surviving are 4 sisters, Barbara Ebert of Fort Wayne, Eileen Pontius of Churubusco, Sarah Meshberger of Houston, Texas, and Diana Lawson of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Isaac Younis of Churubusco and George (Carol) Younis of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Wordie Searer. There will be a private family service. ^ 4-30-2013
Youts C E "Sandy", Pittsburgh, Pa., former Kendallville resident, died Monday. He is survived by his wife, Evlin; a daughter; a son and 5 grandchildren. Services Monday at Roesch Brothers Funeral Home, Shawnee, Okla. + 11-?-1984
Yunker Ethel M, 83 of LaGrange, died Thursday at the home of her son, William L., R. 2, LaGrange. A heart attack is believed to have been the cause of death. She was born June 29, 1883 in LaGrange County, Ind., a daughter of John and Viola (Valentine) Connelly. She was married to Amiel Unker Feb. 14, 1905 in LaGrange. He died in June 1948. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Florence Lund, Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Eugene (Martha) Thomas of Chicago, Ill.; 2 sons, John R. and William L. of R. 2, LaGrange; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank Hesher of White Pigeon, Mich., and Mrs. Seymour (Pearl) Swank of LaGrange. Funeral Saturday in Frurip Funeral Home in LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + No date
Yuska Joseph T, 90, of Kendallville, died February 14, 2013, at his Round Lake home.  He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 9, 1922, to Joseph and Mary Ann (Ruzas) Yuska. He graduated from Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, in 1943 and St. Mary’s University in Mundelein, Illinois, with a master’s in philosophy.  He married Margaret Ellen Carteaux on April 19, 1952, in Kendallville.In 1954,   He began his career with Carteaux Insurance Agency in Kendallville. He purchased the agency in 1972 and operated it until he retired in 1986.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was also chairman of the initial Kendallville Housing Authority in the 1970s.  Survivors include his wife; his children, Joseph Yuska, Portland, Oregon, Dan Yuska and Debbie of Zionsville, Indiana, John and Marcy Yuska of Kendallville, Catherine Synko and Nicholas of Saline, Michigan, Timothy Paul Yuska and Kim of Bellingham, Washington, Rosemary Wolfe and David of Portland, Oregon, Cecilia Adam and Ramsis of Ravensdale, Washington, Philip Yuska and Sally of Carmel, Indiana, David Yuska and Molly of Natick, MA, and Ann Sincavage and Stephen of Ashburn, Virginia; 23 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Daniel Yuska of McAllen, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Rymas.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on February 18, 2013,  at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville.  ^ 2-16-2013

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