Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1998

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Janet B. Zimmerman

Word has been received of the death of Janet Briscoe Zimmerman, 44, of O'Fallon, MO. Mrs. Zimmerman died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 in her home.

She is the daughter of Charles and Margaret (McNamara) Briscoe, 10789 N. CR 200W, No. Manchester, and sister of Michael G. Briscoe, 10772 No. Ogden Rd., No. Manchester.

She was born Nov. 30, 1953 and lived most of her life in the Greater St. Louis area. She is survived by husband, Ron Zimmerman; two sons - Michael, at home, and Scott of North Carolina; a daughter, Julie, at home; and one grandson, Kyle; as well as her parents, brother and a sister, Ellen Wollenberg of St. Louis, MO.

A memorial service was held Thursday, December 3, 1998 in the New Hope Church, 206 E. Elm St., O'Fallon, M O. The deceased's remain have been donated to George Washington University Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Wilma M. Gugelman

Wilma M. Gugelman, 83, of 1717 Maplecrest Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN, formerly of Silver Lake, IN, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Ft. Wayne. She was born Feb. 12, 1915 at Cambridge, NE to Earl and Myrtle (Seago) Marshall. She married Ralph A. Gugelman Feb. 5, 1938 and he survives.

She was retired from Kimball Glass of Warsaw after 20 years employment. She was a member of the West Eel River Church of the Brethren.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Kent E. Gugelman of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Marie Holle of Tucson, AZ; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Friends may call today, Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 2-4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. at the West Eel River Church of the Brethren with the Rev. John Mishler and Rev. Paul Tinkel officiating.

Burial will be in Ulrey Memorial Cemetery of Kosciusko County.

Preferred memorials are to the West Eel River Church of the Brethren. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Paul W. McDaniel

Paul Watson McDaniel, 86, of 84 W. Sheridan, Wabash, IN, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born Sept. 29, 1912 in Wabash County, IN to Oscar E. and Mary Edith (Watson) McDaniel. He married Theresa Lynn on October 25, 1935 in Lapel, IN; she died in 1988. He married Mildred Barns Miller in 1989 and she died Feb. 26, 1995. 

He attended Chippewa High School. He worked for Farnsworth Radio and TV in Marion from 1941-45, the Wabash Foundry from 1945-54, Honeywell factory from 1954-65 and General Telephone from 1965-74 when he retired. He was a member of the Lincolnville United Methodist Church and Farm Bureau Credit Union.

Survivors include his caretaker, Jean Dyer of Wabash; a step son, Ed Miller of Pennsylvania; and cousins. A brother preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. Melissa Rice officiating. Burial was in Center Grove Cemetery of Wabash.

Idella B. Aschliman

Idella Beller Aschliman, 83, wife of Elmer Aschliman, died Monday, December 7, 1998 at her home in Wilmore, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Rulphod and Leah (Spenler) Beller, a retired book binder, and a member of the Walnut Street Church of the Brethren in North Manchester.

She was dearly loved by her friends and family members which include a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Neff; three sisters - Mrs. Herbert (Irene) Beck of California, Mrs. Eva Shumaker of Indiana, Mrs. Harlan (Mildred) Deitzel, also of Indiana; three grandchildren - Mrs. Glenn ()Michelle) Spann., Mrs. Tim (Deborah) Johnson, both of Wilmore, KY and Mr. Rob Neff of Nicholasville, KY; eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held today (Wednesday), Dec. 9, at the Wilmore Cemetery. A memorial service will be held here in North Manchester at a later date.

Family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY, 40504. Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home of Nicholasville, KY was in charge of arrangements.

Marily J. Beck

Marily Jean Beck, 69, of 507 N. Elm St., North Manchester, died at her home Friday, Sept. 4, 1998. She was born May 28, 1929 at North Manchester to Ray and Mabel (Kreider) Warren Sr.

She was a member of the First Brethren Church of North Manchester where she could be found, serving in the Nursery Department as long as health permitted. She worked from 1967-1993 at the Werking Studios in North Manchester, and also for 20 years at the N. Manchester Burger Dairy Store. She was an avid Manchester Squires and Indiana University basketball fan.

Survivors include a daughter, Sue Walters of Winona Lake, IN; sons Dan Beck of Fort Wayne and Gary Beck of North Manchester; a sister, Betty Duffy, brothers Dennis Warren and Ray Warren Jr., all of North Manchester; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel with the Revs. Marlin McCann and J. P. Freeman officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Servia.

Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred H. Lintner

Mildred Helen Lintner, 90, of 5300 W. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born Mary 14, 1908 at Spiceland, IN to Rankin Bert and Pearl (Hodson) Reece. She married Paul Lintner in Louisville, KY May 14, 1932 and he died Sept. 18, 1987. She had lived at the Hoosier Village Retirement Center, Indianapolis for the past two years, coming from Wabash where she lived at 1210 Stitt St.

She was Wabash County Recorder from 1963-1970, and the Wabash County Clerk from 1971-1975. She also worked at the Wabash Home Loan and Savings Assn. (which is now First Federal Savings and Loan) from 1950-1962. She was a member of the Wabash Friends Church, Wabash County Republican Women's Club, The Business & Professional Women's Club, serving as its treasurer from 1965-1967. She was a 1926 graduate of Spiceland High School, and attended Marion Business College.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Martha) Resler of Indianapolis; and a son, Frederick Lintner of Culver, IN; also four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral service was held today (Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998) at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel with Pastor David Phillips officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery of Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to Wabash Friends Church of the Spiceland Alumni Association in Spiceland, IN.

Jessie P. Wall

Jessie P. Wall, 92, of Peabody Retirement Community, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998 at Peabody Health Care Center. She formerly was a resident at 256 W. Hill St., Wabash. She was born March 9, 1906 in Detroit, MI to Daniel and Jessie (Geney) Osgood. She married William A. Gabel in 1925; he died in 1945. She then married Dr. Joseph A. Wall and he died in 1968.

She was a homemaker and was a dispatcher for the senior center bus in Wabash. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Wabash. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wabash.

Among the survivors are two sons - the Rev. Philip (Doris) Gabel of Phoenix, AZ, and William A. (Linda) Gabel of Wabash; a sister, Mrs. Merrell DeRosier of Detroit, MI; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A brother and three sisters are deceased.

Services were held Wednesday (today, Sept. 9, 1998) at the Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary in Wabash with the Rev. Jeff Smith officiating.

William D. Hileman

William Dean Hileman, 62, of 53 Highland Dr., Wabash, IN, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998 at Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis, IN. He was born Dec. 8, 1935 at Wabash, IN to Ira and Beulah (Moore) Hileman. He married Shirley Penn in 1957, and she died January 4, 1984. He then married Patricia Bricker May 14, 1995 and she survives.

He was founder and President of W.D. Hileman Heating and Cooling Inc. He attended Somerset High School and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Wabash Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, he is survived by two sons - Jeffery and Michael Hileman, both of Wabash; four daughters - Rhonda Drabenstot and Petula Gouveia, both of Wabash, and Stefanie Brooks and Jennifer Hileman, both of Fort Wayne; a brother, James Hileman of Warsaw, IN; three sisters - Ruth Dillon and Nancy Dillon, both of Wabash, and Norma Hileman of North Manchester; and 11 grandchildren.

Friends may call at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel in Wabash today (Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998) from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will take place Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel, with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial will take place in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery located at Wabash County.

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society.

Leonard W. Novak

Leonard W. Novak, 75, of 825 Linlawn Dr., Wabash, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born May 12, 1923 at Beaver, WI to William and Amelia (Berg) Novak.

He married Maxine Kerr Elliott Oct. 5, 1979 and she survives. He was employed as an electrician with Silver Service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He served as secretary for Eagles Lodge the last seven years, and was a member of American Legion and VFW, both of Wabash.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons - Rodney and Donald Novak, both of Wabash; and Daryl Novak of Churubusco, IN; two stepsons - Kenneth Elliott and Jerry Joe Elliott, both of Wabash; a daughter, DelRae Hubler of Peru; a brother, Randall Novak of Marysville, CA; six grandchildren and five step grandchildren; one great grandchild and five step great grandchildren. A son and a sister preceded him in death.

Funeral was held today, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998 at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary of Wabash, with Rev. Bruce Mowery officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash, Indiana.

Carolee N. Myers

Carolee Nicodemus Myers, 61, of 6341 E CR 150 S, Rochester, IN 46975, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, IN. She was born June 20, 1937 at Akron, IN to Robert Lee and Esther (Miller) Nicodemus.

She was a member of Eagles Lodge of Warsaw, and was employed as a waitress and bartender.

She is survived by two sons - Alan Myers of Akron, and James Myers and fiance Kristy Quinlan of Rochester; two daughters - Terri and husband Jim Gundrum of Rochester and Kristy and husband Chris Nelson of Silver Lake; four grandchildren - Alan Myers Jr., Kelsey Hedrick and Dylan Myers and Kyle Nelson; a sister LuAnn and husband Marven Whetstone of Akron. A granddaughter, Amber Ann Myers preceded her in death.

Funeral service was held today, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998 at McCloskey-Hamilton-Gundrum Funeral Home of Logansport, IN. The Rev. Jeff Lazarus officiated, and burial was in Akron Cemetery, Akron, IN.

E. Fern Metz

E. Fern Metz, 95, a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born Oct. 7, 1903 in Kosciusko County, IN to Alpheus B. and Cora May (Ross) Ulrey.

She married Omer R. Metz, who died Feb. 22, 1954. She graduated from Winona Business College in Winona Lake, IN. She was a resident of Timbercrest Retirement Community since 1982 and had lived in North Manchester since 1971. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Joan Thompson of Mission Viego, CA; a granddaughter, Nancy Kay Senerchia of Mission Viego, CA; two sisters - Irene Mishler of North Manchester and Gladys Taylor of Fort Wayne; a brother, Paul Ulrey of Warsaw; and four great-grandchildren. A brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

Friends may call at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, from 12 - 2 p.m., prior to funeral service which will begin at 2 p.m. The Rev. Byron Miller will officiate, and burial will be in the Ulrey Memorial Cemetery of North Manchester.

Preferred memorials may be made to Timbercrest Retirement Community. Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles C. Parmerlee

Charles Carroll Parmerlee, 71, of 10358 N. Leeland Lane, Syracuse, IN, died Tuesday, May 26, at Goshen General Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He was born June 21, 1926 at North Manchester, IN to Otto and Treva (Ikenberry) Parmerlee. He married Carolyn Warner Oct. 28, 1951 and she survives.

They moved to Lake Wawasee in 1978 from Muncie. He was former co-owner of Imperial Equipment in Lafayette. He was sales coor-dinator for Commodore Corporation in Goshen. He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church of Syracuse, and was a World War II Veteran of the Army Air Corp.

Survivors include his wife; sons, David of Indianapolis and Stephen of Muncie, and Douglas of Lansing, MI; two grandchildren; a sister, Vivian Baker of Phoenix, AZ; three brothers - Robert of South Bend, Thomas of Hilton Head, SC and James of Guam.

Friends may call at Eastlund Funeral Home - Harris Chapel, 7458E 1000N, Syracuse, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral will be held at Eastlund Funeral Home-Harris Chapel Friday, May 29, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Phil Frew officiating. Burial will be in North Manchester's Oaklawn Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to Syracuse Emergency Medical Services.

William C. Cowgill

William C. "Bud" Cowgill of 4 Crescent Drive, Wabash, IN, died Monday, May 25, 1998 at his residence. He was born Mar. 14, 1914 at Wabash to Stuart C. and Mary S. (Stitt) Cowgill. He was never mar-ried.

He was a member of a pio-neer Wabash County family, and a 1933 graduate of Wabash High School. Bud was an accountant at the Marion Indiana General Tire plant 15 years, retiring in 1975. He was a Deacon and Elder of the Wabash Presbyterian Church, a mem-ber of the Wabash Elks Lodge #471, Wabash American Legion Post 15. He was a First Lt. in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II, serv-ing in the European Theater and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Survivors include only cousins. A sister preceded him in death.

Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral service which will take place on Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel. The Rev. Jeffrey Smith will offici-ate and burial will be in the Falls Cemetery of Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash Presbyterian Church. Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence J. Koch

Lawrence John Koch, 81, of 749 Evans Blvd., Wabash, IN, died Friday, May 22, 1998 at Wabash Skilled Care Center of Wabash. He was born Aug. 22, 1916 at Urbana, IN to William and Charlotte (Wolf) Koch. He married Audra Biehl in Urbana, IN on Sept. 22, 1936.

He was retired from Fisher Body in Marion in 1978 after 22 years. He then worked as the caretaker at Honeywell House in Wabash for 10 years, and also farmed. He was a member of the Urbana Yoke Parish.

Survivors include his wife, Audra, of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Doretta) Neal of Lafontaine; sons Ed Koch of Urbana and Keith Koch of Roann; three sisters - Mrs. Paul (Alice) Krauskopf of Schaumburg, IL, Mrs. Russell (Charlotte) Eisenhart of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Dorlan (Ethel Marie) Wagner of North Manchester; 16 grand-children, 21 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Two daughters, a son, a sister and a brother preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held Monday, May 25, 1998 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel, Wabash, with Pastor Ken Parsons officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery of Urbana.

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society or to the Urbana Yoke Parish. Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Nixon

Mary E. Nixon, 80, of 2009 E. Singer Road, North Manchester, died Thursday, May 21, 1998 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born Nov. 5, 1917 in Miami County, IN to William and Elvira (Pontius) Shafer. She married Delbert T. Nixon June 1, 1941 in North Manchester.

She was a graduate of Gilead High School in Gilead, IN. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her hus-band Delbert; two sons - Douglas Nixon of Fort Wayne and John R. Nixon of Reno, NV; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Carolyn) Runkel of North Manchester; a sister, Clara Smith of Goshen, IN; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral service was held Sunday, May 24, 1998 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel with Pastor J. P. Freeman officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery of North Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wabash County Cancer Society. Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Louise C. Karn

Louise C. Karn, 83, of 501 Kech Street, North Manchester, died Friday, May 22, 1998 at her residence. She was born in Wabash County, IN to Daniel and Erma (Gemmer) Urschel. 

She was co-owner of Wible's Beauty Salon for 15 years. She later was a Nurse's Aide at Manchester Clinic for 13 years. She was a member of N. Manchester Congregational Christian Church, Epsilon Sigma Alpha - Gamma Chapter, and of the North Manchester Women of the Moose.

Survivors include a son, Ron Karn of New York, NY; a daughter, Sandy Winger of North Manchester; a brother Lamoine Urschel of Tucson, AZ; and three grandchildren. Three brothers and a sister pre-ceded her in death.

Funeral service was held to-day (Wednesday, May 27, 1998), at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary with the Rev. John Curtis officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society or Hospice of Wabash County. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Jean M. Frohlich

Jean Mazon Frohlich, 68, of 71 Kech Street, North Manchester, IN died Friday, May 22, 1998 at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, Ft. Wayne, IN. She was born Sept. 18, 1929 at Selma, AL to Swanson A. and Jimmie Dee (Moorer) Wiggins, both de-ceased. She was retired from Heckman Bindery, N. Manchester.

Survivors include two sons - Sydney Joseph Frohlich III of Durham, N.C. and Rex Gerald Frohlich of Dallas, TX; two brothers - William C. Wiggins of Fosters, AL and Gerald S. Wiggins of Tuscaloosa, AL; and three grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary with Rev. Theron Hanes offi-ciating. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, AL. 

Preferred memorials are to Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


 
 

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