Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1998

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Rev. H. Arthur Whisler
Rev. H. Arthur Whisler, 85, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998 at his residence. He was born Feb. 15, 1913 at Udell, Iowa to Rev. Merton A. and Sadie (Price) Whisler. He was a retired Church of the Brethren minister, teacher, and farmer.

He was married to Betty Long August, 1935 and she died October 1988. His second marriage was to Mary Kathryn (Metzger) Freed June 10, 1989, and she survives at Timbercrest.

Rev. Whisler earned the B.A. Degree from Manchester College, and Master's Degree from University of Michigan. Formerly a 50-year resident of Beaverton, MI, he was a member of the 

Manchester Church of the Brethren, the Beaverton MI Farm Bureau, Otho Winger Society at Manchester College, North Manchester Historical Society, and National Education Association. He served as trustee of Manchester College for 23 years, and had earned Education Specialist status at Central Michigan University.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn at Timbercrest; sons Rev. Glen Whisler of Defiance, OH and John Whisler of Charleston, IL; daughters Mrs. Joe (Esther) Noffsinger of Adrian, MI and Mrs. Leroy (Madonna) Krall of Cerro Gordo, IL; stepsons Stanley D. Freed of Midlothin, VA and Paul D. Freed of Warsaw; sisters Myrtle Kenyon, Juanita Whisler and Mrs. Melvin (Alberta) Christ, all of Lowpoint, IL; seven grandchildren, four step grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral service was held today (Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998) at Timbercrest Chapel, North Manchester, IN. Graveside service will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI.

DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to Manchester College or Manchester Church of the Brethren Building Fund.

Thelma L. Zobrosky

Thelma L. Zobrosky, 78, of 8423N 400W, North Manchester, IN died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born Feb. 13, 1920 in Wabash County to Ralph and Carrie (Boocher) Creager. She married Kenneth L. Zobrosky Oct. 10, 1941 and he preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1990.

She was retired from Heckman Bindery in 1982 after 25 years service. She was a member of North Manchester First Brethren Church, and the Jolly Janes Club of Wabash County.

Survivors include a son, Jon M. Zobrosky of North Manchester; three daughters, Mrs. James (Kay) Gartley of Corpus Christie, TX, Karen D. Leckrone of North Manchester and Mrs. Sesh (Kristine) Munipalli of Montgomery, AL; a brother, Paul Creager of North Manchester; two sisters, Betty Slusher of Pierceton and Mrs. Jerry (Sharon) Clark of North Manchester; and two grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death.

Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 31, 1998 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, with Rev. Marlin McCann officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, No. Manchester.

DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements, and preferred memorials are to First Brethren Church, North Manchester.

Luetta C. Paul

Luetta Carol Paul, 73, of 1100 W. Fourth St., North Manchester, IN died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998 at Wabash Skilled Care Center, Wabash, IN. She was born Jan. 25, 1925 in Wabash County to Omer Otis and Beatrice M. (VanPherson) Coldren. She married Gaylen K. Paul June 3, 1944, and he preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1993.

She was a 1943 graduate of Laketon High School. She was co-owner of Paul's Market in North Manchester from 1958-1966 and was co-owner of Paul's Coin Laundry in Kokomo, IN from 1967-78. She retired from Ben Franklin Stores in Kokomo in 1993. She attended the Baptist Church in Kokomo.

Survivors include a stepson, Richard (Cindy) Paul, of Fishers, IN; two brothers, William (Louise) Coldren of Warsaw and Keith (Betty) Coldren of Pierceton; six sisters - Edna Tracy, Mrs. James (Barbara) Stewart both of North Manchester, Mrs. Rex (Betty) Smith of Warsaw; Beverly Joan Coldren of Bremen; Rebecca Burton of Lafayette; and Mrs. Larry (Brenda) Landis of Wabash; and two step grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with the Rev. Richard Coop officiating. Additional services and entombment were held Tuesday at the Chapel of Peace, Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo.

DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements, and preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society.

Douglas J. Jackson

Douglas J. Jackson, 56, of 5019 Truemper Way, Fort Wayne, IN, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born July 27, 1942 in McGoffin County, KY to Henry and Eva (Hackworth) Jackson. He married Eleanor Lee Chaffee June 24, 1960 in Laketon.

Mr. Jackson was property manager with International Park for 12 years in Fort Wayne.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his parents, Henry and Eva Jackson of North Manchester; daughters JoLynn Bultemeier and Janna Lee Jackson, both of Fort Wayne, brothers Dallas Jackson of Coesse, IN, Dennis Jackson of Servia, Ron Jackson of Fort Wayne, Richard and Steve Jackson, both of North Manchester, and two grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, and burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Joshua M. Magyery

Joshua M. Magyery, 20, of 15293 CR 131, Bristol, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 26,1998 at Elkhart General Hospital, the result of injuries sustained from a car/garbage truck accident earlier in the day. He was born Aug. 16, 1978 at Elkhart, IN to Michael J. Jr. and Cathy A. (Barkes) Magyery.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church of Bristol. He was a1996 honor graduate of Northridge High School. He would have been a Junior at Manchester College. He was employed by Rieth-Riley Construction Co. during the summer.

Survivors include his parents, of Bristol; a sister, Megan R. Magyery, also of Bristol; grandfather Earl C. Barkes of Elkhart and grandmother E. Willowdean Adams, also of Elkhart.

Memorial Mass was held Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bristol, IN with the Rev. James Seculoff officiating. Cremation was scheduled at a later date and burial in St. Vincent Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to the Salvation Army. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home of Elkhart, IN was in charge of arrangements.

Laura J. Brown

Laura Jean Brown, 74, of 66 Willingham Rd., Lakeview, AR 72642, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, MO. She was born Nov. 6, 1923 at Silver Point, TN to Mayberry and Leona (Love) Winchester.

She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church, and worked as an egg candler for the Kroger Egg Plant in Wabash for 28 years.

She is survived by two sons - Sam Norwood of Birdseye, IN and Jerry Norwood of Beloit, WI; a daughter, Sandra Carlson of Lakeview, AR; a brother, Dallas Winchester of Wabash, IN; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A son and a sister preceded her in death.

Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 31, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel with the Rev. Ron Zorn officiating. Burial took place in the Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash, IN. 

Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements, and preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association.

Loretta B. Tarter

Loretta Bernice Tarter, 72, of 1848N 500E Urbana, IN died Monday, August 31, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. She was born Dec. 14, 1925 at South Whitley, IN to Jacob Frederick and Matilda (Mattern) Pretorious. She married Raymond Tarter on Sept. 4, 1943; he died January 4, 1989.

Mrs. Tarter was a 1943 graduate of Lagro High School. She retired from the Dietary Department at the Wabash County Hospital after 30 years. She was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, and the Women's Guild of the church.

She is survived by a son, Robert R. Tarter of Urbana; three daughters - Mrs. Jay (Diane) Burcroff and Mrs. John (Donna) Wendt, both of Urbana, and Mrs. Richard (Jane) Strobel of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Arnold (Eunice) Bahler of Wabash; four brothers - Marvin G. "Mike" Pretorious of Wabash, Ralph Pretorious of Logansport, Murvel Pretorious of Peoria, IL, and Armin Pretorious of Phoenix, AZ.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Friends may call at Grandstaff-Hentgen, Manchester Avenue Chapel, 1177 Manchester Ave., Wabash, Wednesday (today) from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester AVe. Chapel Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Glen Howenstine officiating. Cremation will take place in the Northern Indiana Crematory, located at Ft. Wayne, IN.

Preferred memorials are to the Lagro United Methodist Building Fund or the Wabash County Hospital Oncology Department. Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Bernice Schlemmer

Bernice Schlemmer, 81, of Old St. Rd. 24, Lagro, IN, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998 at Skilled Care Center, Wabash Hospital, Wabash, IN. She was born Aug. 2, 1917 at Wabash, IN to Frederick and Sarah (Gatchel) Lehman. She married Estel Schlemmer Jan. 29, 1938 in Wabash, and he preceded her in death May 12, 1961. She was a self employed beautician in the Lagro area for more than 15 years and was retired.

She was a lifetime member of the Lagro Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jens Owe "Peggy" Ballschmidt of Lagro; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A daughter, two brothers, two sisters and a grandson preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998 at the Main Street Chapel-Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, after which the funeral service will be held at the 2 p.m. hour.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service - Main Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorial donations may be given to the Lagro Presbyterian Church.

Elizabeth M. Good

Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Good, 86, formerly of 300 E. Fourth St., Rochester, IN died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998 following an extended illness at Extenda Care NH, Rochester, Indiana where she was a resident two months. She was born Nov. 24, 1911 at Disko, IN (near Akron) to Charles and Bertha (Eber) Drudge. She had lived her entire life in the Akron and Rochester communities.

She married Charles Ray Good Nov. 26, 1930 at Warsaw, IN. He preceded her in death Mar. 2, 1986. She had been an employee of the Controls Company of America, North Manchester, for approximately 15 years. She was a member of the Brethren Church of Akron, the Home Ec Club of Akron, Order of Eastern Star Ivy Chapter #69, North Manchester, and was very active in the R.S.V.P. of Rochester.

She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Jerrell (Mary Lou) White of Rochester; two sons Leon (wife Carolyn) Good of Huntington and Max (wife Peggy) Good of Mentone; a daughter-in-law, Maggie Good of Silver Lake; a step son, Curtis Harris of Silver Lake; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. David (Vera) Livengood of New Haven, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Keith, a step son, Mark R. White, along with five brothers - Homer, Merl, DeWayne, Harley and Gordon Drudge.

Friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998 at Foster & Good Funeral Home, 126 W. Sixth St., Rochester from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home where the Rev. Jim Robbins will officiate. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery, Akron, IN.

Memorials are to the Woodlawn Hospital Home Health Care Service. Foster & Good Funeral Home, Inc. of Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

Terry E. Harlan

Terry Eugene "Cowboy" Harlan, 39, of 6225E 500 S, Wabash, IN died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born Aug. 8, 1959 at Wabash, IN to Bedford Ray and the late Essie Mae (Banks) Harlan.

In addition to his mother who resides at Lincolnville, IN, he is survived by brothers Gary L. Harlan, Edward Harlan, and Richie Harlan, all of Wabash; sisters Mrs. Dan (Debra) Tucker and Mrs. Harold (Shelly) Osborne, both of Wabash and Mrs. Michael (Vicki) Shircliff of Carmel.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Manchester Avenue Chapel of Grandstaff-Hentgen, Wabash. Funeral service will be held at the Manchester Ave. Chapel Friday, Sept. 4, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Dean Adkins officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. 

Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Preferred memorials are to A.R.C. of Wabash.


 

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