Allen County, Indiana
Miscellaneous Obituaries


Robert E. Richard
Robert E. Richard, 76, died Tuesday at home. 
The lifelong Fort Wayne resident had retired from International Harvester in 1974, after 44 years. 
He was the widower of Dorothy, who died in 1987. 
Surviving are daughters, Karen Wappes of Fort Wayne and Nancy Smith of Phoenix; a son, William of Fort Wayne; a brother, Edward of Vero Beach, Fla.; and three grandchildren. 
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 Wells St., with burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Calling is 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Bess E. Brown
Bess E. Brown, 85, died Tuesday in Heritage Manor North. 
The lifelong Fort Wayne resident was a secretary for General Electric, retiring in 1968 after 38 years. 
Surviving are a sister, Ruth Raidy of Fort Wayne; and a nephew, Edwin Bicknese of Fort Wayne. 
There will be no service or calling, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the American Kidney Foundation or Indiana Arthritis Foundation. 
Arrangements are by Tom Mungovan Funeral Home, 2221 S. Calhoun St.
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Stephen Andrew Lytle
Stephen Andrew Lytle, 44, died Tuesday at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas. 
The Fort Wayne native had moved from Fort Wayne in 1977. He was employed as an auto mechanic. 
Surviving are sons, Phillip, Daniel and Christopher, all of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Harris of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Peter of Fort Wayne. 
A memorial service is 11 a.m. tomorrow at Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna St., with no calling hours. 
Arrangements are by Hockenmeyer-Miller Funeral Home.
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Ruth Anne Pressler
Ruth Anne Pressler, 66, died yesterday at Parkview Memorial Hospital. 
She was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and a homemaker. 
Surviving are a daughter, Jan Wilkinson of Columbia City; a son, David of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Services are 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with burial in Concordia Cemetery, Maumee. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Marcella Lee Steffen
Marcella Lee Steffen, 75, died yesterday at home. 
The Calumet, Mich., native lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. She worked as a winder at General Electric for 10 years, retiring in 1980. 
Surviving are daughters, Nancy Pranger of New Haven and Winifred Dillion of Fort Wayne; sons, Roland Weiss of Ogden, Utah, and Leo of Spencerville; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 
Services are 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Elzey & Haggard Funeral Home, 6810 Old Trail Road, with burial in Prarie Grove Cemetery. Calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Lonnie D. Crum
Lonnie D. Crum, 80, died Tuesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital. 
The Ordinary, Ky., native had lived in Fort Wayne since 1957. He worked in road construction and was an assistant street commissioner for the city of Fort Wayne, retiring in 1980. 
Surviving are his wife, Barbara J.; sons, David L. of Columbus, L. Dean of Nashville, Tenn., and Donald L. of Los Angeles; brothers, Lee of Moorehead, Ky., Kenneth of New Haven, Wendall of Norfolk, Va., and Sam of North Carolina; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Donald L. Altevogt
Donald L. Altevogt, 76, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Fort Wayne native worked 25 years at a carpet layer for City Carpet and John Settle Carpeting, retiring in 1979. 
He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Grace-St. John United Church of Christ. 
Surviving are his wife, Miriam E.; a daughter, Barbara A. of Fort Wayne; a son, Donald E. of New Haven; sisters, Corinne Dudevoire and Myrtle Fleming of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Homer of Fort Wayne. 
Services are 1 p.m. tomorrow at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling is noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Guyla D. Lindenberg
Guyla D. Lindenberg died Tuesday at her home. 
She was a homemaker and the widow of Walter G., who died in 1981. 
Surviving are daughters, Janice Clark and Karen Tope, both of Fort Wayne; sons, Thomas A. of Fort Wayne and Richard W. of Glennwood, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Velma Harshman and May Stults of Fort Wayne and Marjorie Gullion of Ohio; brothers, Donald, Keith and Willard Arnold, all of Fort Wayne and Karl Arnold of Coldwater, Mich. 
Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 202 W. Rudisill Blvd., with burial in the Covington Memorial Gardens. Calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. 
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Mildred Irene Forrester
Mildred Irene Forrester, 86, died Tuesday in Parkview Memorial Hospital. 
The Charleston, Miss., native was a schoolteacher for 34 years, teaching at the Butler Township School in Miami County, in Noble County, at the Thorncreek Township School in Whitley County and the Aboite Township School in Allen County. She retired in 1966. 
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist First Church, the National Retired Teachers Association and the Indiana State Teachers Association. She is also the widow of Robert J., who died in 1984. 
Surviving are sons, John David of Churubusco and Stephen Robert of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth Cunningham of Adrian, Mich. 
Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with entombment at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Florida Memorial Cemetery in Cocoa, Fla. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Odus M. Mitchell
Odus M. Mitchell, 86, died yesterday at Regency Place. 
The Bridgeton native had retired as a minister in Sandborn and lived in Fort Wayne for several years. He was the widower of Mary E., who died in 1990. 
Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn J. Marshall of Denver; a son, David M. of Fort Wayne; a brother, William; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home in Sandborn, with burial in Sandborn Cemetery. Calling is 4 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and before the service on Saturday. 
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Minnie M. Niccum
Minnie M. Niccum, 90, of New Haven, died Monday at Brighton Hall Nursing Center. 
The Wayne County native had lived in New Haven since 1941. She had worked for the U.S. Rubber Co., New Haven Public Schools and the VA Medical Center. 
She was also a member of New Haven United Methodist Church, the New Haven Chapter of Eastern Star and No. 330 American Legion Auxiliary. She was the widow of Ross, who died in 1954. 
Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Lash of New Haven; five sons, Ernest and Earl, both of New Haven, Leonard of Angola and Donavon and Dwain, both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Irene Thornton of Lynn, Esther Buzzard of Scottsburg and Estella Jones of Austin; a brother, Ralph Maines of Scottsburg; 21 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. 
Services are 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 630 Lincoln Highway East, with burial in IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. 
Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home in New Haven and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the church. An American Legion Auxiliary service is 7:30 p.m. today, followed by an 8 p.m. Eastern Star service. 
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Mary J. Tripoli
Mary J. Tripoli, 82, died Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital. 
The Fostoria, Ohio, native lived in Fort Wayne most of her life and was a member of Foster Grandparents of Fort Wayne. 
Surviving are her daughters, Irene Jackson, Phyllis Langston, Virginia Lichtsinn, Mary Eberle and Judy Tripoli-LaPointe, all of Fort Wayne; a brother, Jim Montgomery of Henderson, Nev.; 27 grandchildren; 43 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with burial in Eel River Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Hansel L. "Roy" Pernell
Hansel L. "Roy" Pernell, 64, died Tuesday at his home. 
The Man, W.Va., native had lived in Fort Wayne since 1969 and had retired in 1989 as a salesman for Allen County Motors after 15 years of service. 
Surviving are his wife, Alberta "Faye"; daughters, Deborah Arriero of Charlotte, N.C. and Kimberly L. Pernell of Fort Wayne; brothers, Cecil of Marion and Fred of Petroleum; sisters, Elsie Blalock of Greenville, S.C. and Avis Pugh of Moscow, Kan., and three grandchildren. 
There will be no calling or services at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Covington Memorial Gardens. 
Posted: January 24, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

Michael D. Metzger
Michael D. Metzger, 38, died Saturday at home. The Columbia City native was a member of the Indiana National Guard for 19 years and dispatcher at Harris-Kayot Co. in LaGrange for eight years. 
Surviving are his wife, Janice; three daughters; his mother, Dolores Metzger of Noblesville; his stepmother and father, Myrna and Marvin Metzger of Indianapolis; and a brother. 
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, where calling is 2 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in South Park Cemetery.
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

SOUTH WHITLEY 

Helen I. Norris
Helen I. Norris, 84, died Saturday in Life Care Center, Rochester. The Wabash County native was a former college instructor and retired from Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Chicago after 15 years. Her husband, Rev. Wilbur J., died in 1982. 
Surviving are two daughters, a brother, five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. 
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, where calling is 2 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery West, North Manchester. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to South Whitley Church of the Brethren. 
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

ALBION 

Curtis "Jay" Winebrenner
Curtis "Jay" Winebrenner, 91, died Saturday in Kenney Retirement Community. The Merriam native was a retired farmer and widower of Wanita, who died in 1984. 
Surviving are a son, a sister, Helen Daughterty of Fort Wayne, 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. 
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Albion, where calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Christian Chapel Cmeetery.
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

BERNE 

Dorcas M. Habegger
Dorcas M. Habegger, 74, died Saturday in Swiss Village. She retired in 1982 as office assistant to the late Dr. Fred Sprunger. 
Surviving are four sisters. 
Services are 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, where calling is 3:30 to 9 p.m. today, and 8 to 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to First Mennonite Church of Berne or Swiss Village. 
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

BLUFFTON 

Thomas D. Stout
Thomas D. Stout, 63, died yesterday in Wells Community Hospital. He was Indiana 4th District commander for the American Legion in 1989-1990, veteran service officer for Wells County, veteran of World War II and retired in 1982 from Indiana Bell after 28 years. 
Surviving are his wife, Joan, four daughters, a son, a sister, a brother and 12 grandchildren. 
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Goodwin Memorial Chapel, where calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to Knightstown Children's Home, Bluffton First United Church of Christ or other charity. 
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

GARRETT 

Emil H. McCully
Emil H. McCully, 75, died yesterday at home. He was a retiree of Stanadyne Corp. and a 20-year veteran of the Air Force. His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1982. 
Surviving are two brothers, including Jerome of Fort Wayne. 
Private services will be in Christian Union Cemetery. There is no calling in McKee-Miles Funeral Home. 
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

OSSIAN 

Larry D. Taylor
Larry D. Taylor, 41, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital. He was a brick mason. 
Surviving are his wife, Marlene; two sons; his parents, Doris and Dale Taylor of Ossian; and a sister, Karen Gerbers of Yoder. 
Services are 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in Elzey & Haggard Funeral Home, Ossian, where calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Taylor Children's Education Fund or a charity. 
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

HICKSVILLE, OHIO 

Florence I. Linder
Florence I. Linder, 89, died Saturday at home. She was a retired teacher. 
Surviving are her husband, Henry, four daughters, two sons, two sisters, a brother, 29 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. 
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Payne, Ohio. Calling begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Brown Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 8:30 p.m. 
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

KENDALLVILLE 

Harry J. Barrows
Harry J. Barrows, 86, died yesterday in McCray Memorial Hospital. He retired in 1964 from J.C. Penney Co., having managed the Kendallville store for 17 years. His wife, Lucille, died in 1987. 
Surviving are two daughters, including Mary L. Taner of Fort Wayne, a brother, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. 
Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, where calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, with a Masonic memorial service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to Kendallville Manor Health Care Center or Trinity United Methodist Church building fund. 
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

KENDALLVILLE 

Bessie G. Riehm
Bessie G. Riehm, 91, died Saturday in Jackson, Mo. She and her husband, Philip A., retired in 1955 as owners of Home Coal Co. He died in 1976. Surviving are two daughters, a son, a stepson, two grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow in Faith United Methodist Church, with burial in Fairfield Cemetery. Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, and 9 to 10 a.m. tomorrow in the church. 
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

HUNTINGTON 

Richard E. Carnes
Richard E. Carnes, 62, died Saturday. He was owner of Carnes Body Shop for 45 years. 
Surviving are his wife, Helen J.; a daughter; two sons; his father, Clyde J. of Huntington; and eight grandchildren. 
Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow in Deal & Robbins Funeral Home, where calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Huntington County Heart Association.
Posted: January 28, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

HICKSVILLE, OHIO 

Carolyn Sue Roth
Carolyn Sue Roth, 52, died Sunday at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a homemaker. 
Surviving are a son, two daughters, three brothers, a sister and six grandchildren. 
There are no services or calling. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home in Hicksville. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to St. Vincent dePaul Society.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

BUTLER 

Hazel Hicks
Hazel Hicks, 75, died yesterday at home. Her husband, Jesse, died in January. 
Surviving are three sons, four daughters, two sisters, 14 grandchildrena and 20 great- grandchildren. 
Private services will be tomorrow at Johnson Funeral Home in Butler. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

SOUTH WHITLEY 

Jerry Reed Robinette
Jerry Reed Robinette, 48, died yesterday at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a former General Electric Co. worker and later a truck driver. He also served in the Indiana National Guard. 
Surviving are daughters, Kyra Cox and Mindy Church, both of Fort Wayne; two sons; his mother, Frances Kimble of San Antonio; a brother; and three grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Smith and Sons Miller Chapel in South Whitley, where services are 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Sidney Cemetery in Sidney.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

SOUTH MILFORD 

Ada Conley
Ada Conley, 83, died yesterday at McCray Memorial Hospital in Kendallville. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Calvin "Coonie," died in 1975. Surviving are five sons, six daughters, 33 grandchildren, 31 great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and six sisters. 
Calling is 2 to 9 p.m. today at Hutchins Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow at Community Baptist Church, west of South Milford. Burial will be in Woodruff Cemetery, north of Wolcottville.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

BRIMFIELD 

Hattie Kilburn
Hattie Kilburn, 66, died Sunday at McCray Memorial Hospital in Kendallville. She was a homemaker. Her husband, William, died in 1990. 
Surviving are three sons, four daughters, 28 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren, seven brothers and three sisters. 
Calling is after 9 a.m. today at Nelson & Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Ky., where services are at noon tomorrow. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Martin. 
Local arrangements by Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

CHURUBUSCO 

Fern S. Jones
Fern S. Jones, 87, died yesterday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was a homemaker. Her husband, John, died in 1990. 
Surviving are three daughters, two sons, 14 grandchildren, 25 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. 
Calling is 2 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and after noon Thursday at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco, where services will be 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Allen County. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Churubusco Church of the Nazarene or the American Heart Association.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

COLUMBIA CITY 

Russell M. Simon
Russell M. Simon, 80, died Sunday at Renaissance Village in Columbia City. He worked for 20 years as a tool and die maker at General Electric. 
Surviving are his wife, Wilma; two daughters, Kenlynn Stickler and Norma Fry, both of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and a brother. 
Calling is 2 to 9 p.m. today at Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City, where services are 10 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Preferred memorials are gifts to Jefferson Chapel United Methodist Church.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

HUNTINGTON 

Robert Oscar Bixby Sr.
Robert Oscar Bixby Sr., 79, died yesterday at Methodist Memorial Home in Warren. He was superintendent of postal operations at the Huntington branch of the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years, retiring in 1974. He was a World War II Navy veteran. His wife, Helen Schell, preceded him in death. 
Surviving is a brother. 
Calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hart Funeral Home in Huntington, where services are 11 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Andrews.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

HUNTINGTON 

Dorothy L. Leach
Dorothy L. Leach, 58, died Sunday at Huntington Memorial Hospital. She retired in 1984 from Memcor-E-Systems of Huntington. 
Surviving are two sons, a daughter, a grandchild and a sister. 
Calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Deal & Robbins Funeral Home in Huntington, where services are 2 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington County.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

PIERCETON 

Donald L. Clay Sr.
Donald L. Clay Sr., 66, died yesterday at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw. He was a security guard for Resse Security Systems and was a World War II Navy veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Davis; four daughters; a son; a stepdaughter; a stepson; 30 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
Calling is 2 to 8 p.m. today at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home in Warsaw, where services are 11 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

PLEASANT LAKE 

Stewart D. LaRue
Stewart D. LaRue, 70, died Sunday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was a retired auto salesman who had worked for Hefner Chevrolet in Fort Wayne and Angola Ford. He also was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, Bernadine; two sons, including Gary of Fort Wayne; two stepsons, including Richard Fortier of Fort Wayne; two daughters; two stepdaughters, Elaine Camp and Marcia Woods, both of Fort Wayne; 29 children; several great-grandchildren; a sister; and a brother. 
Calling is 7 to 9 p.m. today and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Johnson Funeral Home in Hudson, where services are 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco, with full military rites.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

PLEASANT LAKE 

Jon S. High
Jon S. High, 32, died Saturday of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning while working on his car. He formerly worked for Siler's Farm. 
Surviving are his wife, Linda; two daughters; a son, Robert of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter; parents, Earl and Dorothy Squires of Bryan, Texas; two sisters; and three brothers. 
Calling is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Klink Funeral Home in Angola. Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Carter Cemetery near Pleasant Lake. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the family.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

PORTLAND 

Dr. John E. Geisel
Dr. John E. Geisel, 78, died Sunday at Caylor-Nickel Medical Center in Bluffton. He practiced dentistry in Portland from 1962 until he retired in 1983. 
Surviving are his wife, Frances Miller; a son; a daughter; two granddaughters; and two great- grandchildren. 
Calling is 4 to 8 p.m. today at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland, where services are 11 a.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Green Park Cemetery in Portland. 
Preferred memorials are gifts to the Jay County Cancer Society.
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel

PORTLAND 

Mary K. Powers Benham
Mary K. Powers Benham, 87, died Thursday at Lyons Convalescent Nursing Home in Lyons. She was a nursing instructor at Parkview Methodist School of Nursing in Fort Wayne. Her husband, Joel, preceded her in death. 
Surviving is a brother. 
Services were Sunday at Williamson & Spencer Funeral Home in Portland. Burial is in Green Park Cemetery in Portland. 
Posted: February 5, 1991 Fort Wayne News Sentinel


 
 

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