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Richard Irving "Dick" Fancher Sr., 62, of Sebastian, died unexpectedly March 4, 1998, at Palm Bay Community Hospital, Palm Bay. He was born May 10, 1935, in Glen Cove, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian seven years ago from his birthplace. Mr. Fancher was employed at Armellini Trucking, Palm City, for seven years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and Glen Cove Anglers Club, both of Glen Cove, N.Y. He served on the board of directors for River Run for the past three years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Josephine; three sons, Richard I. Fancher Jr., of Danbury, Conn., Christopher J. Fancher, of East Am- herst, N.Y, and Thomas W. Fancher, of Glen Cove; his mother, Jean Fancher, of Sebastian; one sister, Faith Duym, of Medford, N.J.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 7 at the Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, with the Rev. Ralph Rivers officiating. The family suggests donations be made to the charity of one's choice in Mr. Fancher's memory.
James H. Lang, 75, 914 Spruce St., Barefoot Bay, died Feb. 24, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. He was born March 3, 1922, in New York, N.Y., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1989 from Bricktown, N.J. Mr. Lang was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, Barefoot Bay, and Sr. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay. Surviving are his wife, Agnes; two sons, James P. Lang and Philip A. Lang, both of Lakewood, N.J.; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Forest Green Veteran's Cemetery, Morganville, N.J.
Worsdell K. Pearson, 77, of Barefoot Bay, died March 5, 1998, at Integrated Health Services of Palm Bay after a prolonged illness. He was born March 26, 1920, in Passaic, N.J., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1989 from Toms River, N.J. Mr. Pearson was a member of Masons Lodge No. 192, Matawan, N.J.; Azan Temple, Shrine of Melboiirne, Melbourne; Sebastian River Shrine Club; Elks and Moose, both of Melbourne; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sebastian Presbyterian Church Choir; and Boy Scouts of America. Surviving are his wife, Constance; one daughter, Sally Clark, of Tampa; two sons, Worsdell K. Pearson Jr., of Trenton, N.J., and Ed- ward E. Pearson, of Kansas City, Mo.; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Sebastian, at a later date with Dr. Chris E. Zorn officiating. Inurnment will be at Fountainhead Cemetery, Melbourne The family suggests donations be made to the Americian Cancer Society, 6983 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fla. 32940 in Mr. Pearson's memory. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Conner, 76, of Sebastian, died March 5, 1998, at his home after a brief illness. Mr. Conner was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Newark, N.J., and moved to Sebastian a year ago from West Palm Beach. Mr. Conner retired as a cable former with Western Electric. He attended Penn State University for two years. Mr. Conner was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Margaret; one son, Charles Conner, of Sebastian; three daughters, Gladys Van Orden, of Pompron Lakes, N.J., and Janet Akerblom and and Kathy Heading, both of Cedar Grove, N.J.; one brother, Henry Conner, of Paramus, N.J.; two sisters, Ruth McCullough, of Hamburg, N.J., and Hazel Clendinning, of Parsippany, N.J.; and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held March 9 at Young and Lowther Funeral Home Chapel with Sally Byrnes, chaplain of Visiting Nurse Association Hospice of Vero Beach, officiating.
Huey T. Dickerson, 75, of Micco, died March 7, 1998, at Palm Garden of Vero Beach after a prolonged illness. He was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Tishomingo, Miss., and was a winter resident of Micco for 20 years before moving there permanently in 1996 from Big Rapids, Mich. Mr. Dickerson was a clerk in the shipping department at Meijers Inc. in Grand Rapids, Mich., for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Opa; one son, Donald W. Dickerson, of Howard City, Mich.; one daughter, Linda M. Green, of Jenison, Mich.; and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held March 9 at Strunk Funeral Home Chapel in Sebastian, with the Rev. Roy Harris officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the char- ity of one's choice in Mr. Dickerson's memory.
Ardes E. Wetzel, 75, 458 Fleming St., Sebastian, died March 6, 1998, at Indian River Village Care Center after a prolonged illness. She was born Sept. 1, 1922 in Selinsgrove, Pa., and moved to Sebastian in 1979 from New Berlin, Pa. Mrs. Wetzel was president of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and a member of the Americian Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, George; two daughters, Yvonne L. Sebestyn, of Dillsburg, Pa., and Del- oris Ann Werzel, of Waterloo, N.Y.; and one son, George E. Werzel III, of Sebastian. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, is in charge of arrangements.
Clarence William Wieland, 84, of LeCenter, Minn., and a winter resident of Sebastian, died March 6, 1997 at Sebastian River Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 23, 1913, in New Ulm, Minn. Before retirement, Mr. Wieland was a machinist at Continental Machine, Savage, Minn., for 22 years. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church, Sebastian, and was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Minn. He was an honorary member of the Minnesota Sheriffs Association and a member of the Good Sam R.V. Club. Surviving are four daughters, Juken Flaa of Hutchinson, Minn., Lorraine Wright of Lincoln Park, Mich., Joyce Goetze-Sherman of Frazee, Mm., Sandra Garcia of Sebastian; two sisters, Esther Domeier of New Ulm, and Delores Haas of Sleepy Eye, Minn.; 10 grandchil- dren, 6 great-grandchildren, 5 step-children, 17 srep-grandchilden and 12 step-great-grandchildren. Mr. Wieland is being transferred to LeCenter Funeral Home, LeCenrer, for services and burial. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 611 Schumann Drive, Sebastian, Fla. 32958, in Mr. Wieland's memory Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of local arrangements.
Maurice F. Hatfield, 78, of Sebasnan, died Feb. 28, 1998, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Powersville, Mo., and moved to Sebastian 27 years ago from Daven- port, Iowa. Mr. Hatfield was a tool grinder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart and two Battle Stars. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 39 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 34, both of Vero Beach. Surviving are one niece, Barbara Foxall, of Galesburg, Ill.; and one nephew, Terry Haffield, of Berten- dorf, Iowa. Ar the family's request, there will be no services. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of the arrangements.
Roy W. Riemenschneider Sr., 94, 9840 River Drive, Sebastian, died unexpectedly March 14, 1998, at The Arbors of Melbourne, Melbourne. He was born May 7, 1903, in Kampsville, Ill., and moved to Sebastian in 1972 from Glenside, Pa. Mr. Riemenschneider was a retired research chemist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he published department articles dealing in the special field of the composition of animal fats and oils. He was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma. Surviving are three daughters, Jean Garrvin, of Glenside, Ann Devitt, of Bluebell, Pa., and, Phyllis Stahlberger, of Kintnersville, Pa.; one son, R. William Riemenschneider, of Wyndmoor, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 24 at Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce. The family suggests donations be made to The American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R St. N.W., P.O. Box 97167, Washington, D.C. 20090-7167 in Mr. Riemeschneider's memory.
Hazel Jackson Morton, 87, of Clinton, Miss., died unexpectedly March 18, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Morton was born Oct. 25, 1910, in DeKaIb, Miss., and lived in Micco from 1985 until 1997, when she moved to Clinton. She graduated from Hillman College in Clinton in 1932. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn M. Joiner, of Clinton, and Dorothy M. Beatty, of Micco; her sister, Sadie Sparacello, of New Orleans, La.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. April 4 at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss. Inurnment will be at Fountainhead Memorial Park Columbarium, Palm Bay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Mississippi Baptist Children's Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, Miss., 39060 in Mrs. Morton's memory. Mark E. Seepe Funeral Directors and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Anning, 79, of 724 E. Wren Circle, Barefoot Bay, died unexpectedly March 16, 1998, at her residence. She was born Sept. 26, 1918, in Sterling, Ill. She was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. She is survived by a niece, Karen Kyger, of East Moline, Ill. A memorial service was held March 25 at St. Sebastian Catholic. Interment will be in Sterling. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, is in charge of arrangements.
Rose Catherine McIsaac, 81, of Barefoot Bay, died March 21, 1998, at her daughter's residence in Boca Raton after a prolonged illness. She was born March 1, 1917, in New York City and had moved to Barefoot Bay 24 years ago from Westbury, N.Y. Mrs. McIsaac was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Barefoot Bay, and its Ladies Guild, and was a charter member of the Micco Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Leo; two sons, Robert M. McIsaac, of Jupiter, and Keith E. McIsaac, of Sebastian; two daughters, Patricia E. Heckman, of Boca Raton, and Kathleen M. Reed, of Delray Beach; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated March 25 at St. Luke's Catholic Church. Entombment followed at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Hos- pice By The Sea, 1531 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Fla. 33486-3395, in Mrs. McIsaac's memory.
Frank Curtis Smith, 78, of Sebastian, died March 21, 1998, at Palm Garden of Vero Beach. He was born Aug. 9, 1919 in Lansdowne, Md., and had moved to Sebastian in 1990 from Ocean Pines, Md. Mr. Smith had worked for the National Security Agency as a data systems analyst, having been assigned to posts in Japan and Okinawa. After retirement in 1980, he became the assistant coordinator in Maryland for the American Association of Retired Persons and was the AARP coordinator in Delaware. Mr. Smith attended the University of Maryland and graduated from George Washington University, Washington. D.C. He also graduated from the Army War College, Carlisle, Pa., and completed the residential program in executive education at the Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va. He was a veteran of World War II. He received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the National Security Agency and was a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. Surviving are his wife, Mary; a son, Frank Curtis Smith Jr., of Mount Airy, Md.; four daughters, Sharon D. Smith of Germantown, Md., Stephanie E. Rector of Cocoa Beach, Sheila A. Smith of Mount Airy, and Sandra E. Snidero, of Lake Worth; a brother, Howard A. Smith of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alz- heimer's Disease Research Foundation, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockyille, Md. 20850-4022, in Mr. Smith's memory.
Tuve W. Johnson, 81, 1035 5. Waterway Drive, Barefoot Bay, died March 18, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 24, 1917, in Sweden, and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1980 from Fairfield, Conn. Mr. Johnson was a member of Fidelity-St. John Lodge No. 3 Association of Free and Accepted Ma- sons, and Eastern Star, both of Fairfield; Jerusalem Council No. 16 R.S.M., Stratford, Conn.; Azan Temple, Melbourne; Sebastian River Shrine Club, Sebastian; Disabled American Veterans, Palm Bay; Veterans of Foreign Wars,. Post No. 4425, Barefoot Bay; and Barefoot Bay Golf Club, Barefoot Bay. He was co-founder of the Scandinavian-American Club, Barefoot Bay. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; one son, Allan Johnson, of Milford, Conn.; one daughter, Ingrid Regan, of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Masonic service was held March 20 at the Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay. The family suggests donations be made to Micco Volunteer Fire Department, 301 Barefoot Blvd. Barefoot Bay, Fla. 32976, or the Leukemia Society Of America, 3101 Maguire Blvd., No. 225, Orlando Fla. 32803, in Mr. Johnson's memory.