Miscellaneous Obituaries

Died at Saranac Lake, N. Y., one Oct. 26th, 1918, of tuberculosis, Dena Westfall Fish, aged 33 years, 5 months, and 5 days.
Her body was brought to her home in Dunkirk from which after short services it was removed to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Westfall, of West Valley, where on Tuesday, Oct. 29th, services were held by their pastor, Rev. Dimpfl. Internment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, West Valley.
Dena Westfall was born in Machias, on May 21st, 1885. Early in childhood, she became a member of the congregation of the Lutheran church at Plato, N. Y., from which she took a letter joining Grace Lutheran church at Dunkirk together with her husband, of which they have been consistent and worthy members to the time of her death.
In January, 1909, she graduated from the Elmwood Conservatory of Music, Buffalo, in which institution she was an instructor until the time of her marriage.
On June 27th, 1910, she was joined in matrimony with Dr. Glenn Russell Fish, Optician, of Dunkirk, where she has since resided, a respected and beloved member of the community.
Her short life was a peculiarly happy one. Possessed of a gently and loving disposition she ever strove to make those about her happy and ever after the shadow of the disease which claimed her as a victim, fell upon the happiest of homes, she strove, with her waining strength to brighten and console those about her and even in the last trying hours when life's frail breath wavered to the end she was cheerful and resigned, feeling 'For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.'
Her social activities in her circle were numerous and her church in which she and her husband were teachers and singers claimed her conscientous service. In the winter of 1917-18 when the efforst of the Red Cross sept over the county she entered heart and soul into its activities, taking a course in first aid and thereafter instructing class after class until failing health and strength imolated her upon that dear emblem of crucifixion.
She selected as part of the service the beautiful 23rd Psalm, beginning: 'The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.' in the truth of which her faith was strong and steadfast.
Although the funeral was private the house was filled with friends who came to mourn with the many relatives. The flowers were in profusion and beautiful and at the cemetery they entirely covered the bank of earth, doing away with the bitter suggestion of 'earth to earth' and so we laid her away that beautiful autumn day where the golden sunshine fell athwart her grave and left her with the sweet hope and faith in the resurrection.

Anna Elizabeth Wenzel, wife of Frederick Steffenhagen died at her home in Machias Junction on Monday afternoon, March 5th at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. Steffenhagen was the daughter of John and Katherine Wenzel and was born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany, on the first day of May, 1838, coming to this county with her parents when she was 14 years of age.
She was married to Frederick Steffenhagen on April 17, 1858. Besides her husband she is survived by nine children, Amelia Easterly of Cattaraugus; John, of Delevan; Magdalena Helser of Bliss; Mary Ward of Salamanca; Frank and Wm. of Machias; Elizabeth Ward and Minnie Moot of Franklinville and Lida of Buffalo; also twenty-six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Frederick Weishan, of Ellibottville [sic]
Funeral services were held at the Christian church where she was a member, this afternoon at 1 o'clock Rev. Lewis officiating. Internment in Machias Cemetery.
Mrs. Steffenhagen was a great sufferer for may years and bore it patiently until her dear Savior called her to her heavenly home, where there is no sorrow or pain. She was a faithful and devoted wife and mother and will be missed by all of her beloved ones, but we are consoled in that we know that she has gone to meet other dear one in Heaven where we all hope to meet our death mother again."

Mrs. Alida Vosburg Waite, wife of Andrew J. Waite, died at her home at West Valley on Tuesday, September 4th, 1917, after a lingering illness from cancer. Mrs. Waite was the daughter of the late Matthew and Jane Vosburg of Springville. She was born at Salem Mills, Ills., April 24th, 1850. When about 4 years old she came to Springville with her parents. December 25th, 1868, She was united in marriage to Andrew Waite of West Valley.
To this union was born seven children. Three daughters have preceded her to the spirit land. She leaved to mourn her loss besides her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Chrs. House, of Buffalo, who, for the past six months has been her mother's devoted and untiring nurse, three sons, Earl of Buffalo and Manley and Hugh of West Valley. She was a most patient sufferer and was never heard to complain, always looking on the bright side in spite of her intense sufferings. In religious faith she was a Baptist. She was also the founder of Gettysburg chapter of the G. A. R. of Springville and had held the office of Chaplain of that order for several years. 
The funeral services were held from here late home on Thursday at 1 o'clock and from the Evangelical church at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. Rosenthal officiating. Burial at Mount Hope. The services at the grave were in charge of the Ladies of the G. A. R.

Mrs. Adverdo Hall, aged 55 years, died Friday, November 9, at her home, west of Delevan, after an illness of eleven years.
She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, one son, Devillo Hall, six grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Haley of Fallen, Nevada, two brothers, Perry and Albert Bigelow of Yorkshire.
The funeral services were held Monday at one o'clock, at the home. Rev. Harold Wass officiating. Burial was made in Maplewood Cemetery at Springville."

"The Watertown Daily Times" obituary for Edith R. CROSIER Sept. 30, 1947, states Edith RENDLE was born 13 April 1902 in Watertwon, Jefferson, NY, and died 30 Sept. 1949 in Great Bend, Jefferson, NY.  Her parents: Alfred E. RENDLE was born abt. 1874 in Canada-English and mother Lydia HUGHSON, was born about 1877 in NY. Lydia HUGHSON's mother Mary HUGHSON b. abt. 1847 in Canada-English, d. aft. 1930 was born abt. 1877 in NY, etc. Siblings of Edith RENDLE are Alfred RENDLE Jr., Ruth RENDLE McDONALD (Mrs. James D.) and Floyd RENDLE. 

Source, Rutland Vt. Herald--Mon. July 8, 1963
WHITEHALL,  N.Y.-- Funeral services for Mrs. Luna Aldrich Gariano, 75, of Hampton, N.Y., who died suddenly Friday, will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at the Jillson Funeral Home here by the Rev. A. H. Ganoung, pastor of the First Baptist Church.  Burial will be at South View Cemetery in Randolph, Vt.  Mrs. Gariano is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred R. Aldrich of Randolph, Vt.

Mrs. William C. Pomeroy, a former resident of Delevan and Buffalo, late of East Orange, N. J., died on Saturday evening at her home at East Orange after a prolonged illness. The body was brought to Delevan where the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Methodist church, the Rev. H. M. Wilson of Buffalo officiating. Burial was in the Delevan cemetery."

Sylvanus Starks, a well known resident, died at his home at Riceville on Monday, June 18th, aged 72 years. The funeral was held at the Riceville church on Wednesdsay, Dr. J. E. Manning officiating. Burial at Mount Hope cemetery, West Valley. He is survived by his wife, Ella A. Starks and two daughters, Mrs. Ada Ploeger of Ashford and Mrs. May Follman of Hamburg."

Mrs. A. S. Miner
Notice of Death: August 21, 1948
Mrs. A. S. Miner, 60, died at home on the Weedsport rd., Jordan, Tuesday morning. She is survived by her husband, Alfred S. Miner; one daughter, Mrs. Marion Mattison, Jordan; three sons, Arthur G. of S. Onondaga, Robert S. of Norfolk, Va., Frank A. of Jordan; two brothers, George Sheldon of Albany, Harold Sheldon of Syracuse; six grandsons, two nephews, three nieces. Born in Gouveneur, St. Lawrence Co., she resided in Patterson, N.J., prior to moving to Jordan 1 1/2 years ago. She had been in ill health about eight years. Funeral services were conducted from the home on Friday.

Edith L. Miner
Date of Death: July 17, 1980
Edith Miner, 77. Services for Mrs. Edith L. Miner, 77, of 8793 S. Seneca St., Weedsport, who died May 17 at her home, were May 21 at B. L. Bush and Sons Funeral Chapel, 17 N. Main St., Jordan. Burial way in Maple Grove Cemetery, Jordan. Mrs. Miner was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Weedsport and the Dorcas circle. She was a 55-year member of Brutus Star Chapter 86. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Lipman of Endwell, a sister, Mrs. Wilma Perrault of Jordan, and several nieces and nephews.

Chicago Tribune, 1969-09-22
Bouchard. Norman G. Bouchard, formerly of Western Springs, beloved husband of Margaret; father of Wayne D. [Gertrude] and Joan [Robert] Ludwig, Phyllis [Robert] Mosher, Norman Jr. [Shirley]; brother of Walter, Harold and the late Ethel Bestler; 14 grandchildren. Resting at Hallowell and James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th street, La Grange, after 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Cletus church, La Grange. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer society. 352-6500.

Suburban Life Newspaper, October 14, 1982
Mrs. Ethel Brenn. Services were held for Ethel M. Brenn, 76, of 3721 Woodside, Brookfield, Ill., at the Tower Home for Funerals in Lyons, Ill., Tuesday. She died Saturday at the Fairfax Convalescent Home in Berwyn. She is survived by her husband, Louis; sons, Richard and Jack, and daughters, Mrs. Delores Grimm, Mrs. Betty Lou Bestler, Mrs. Patricia Wander and Mrs. Marlys Burdett; 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. (Nee Curtis of La Porte, Indiana)

Oak Leaves Newspaper, Oak Park, IL, Thurs., Sept. 13, 1945 
Ernest Hawthorne Bouchard Sr., 48, son of the late Dorilla and Jennie Bouchard of 833 South Cuyler Ave., died suddenly of a heart attack early Friday Morning Aug 31. Mr. Bouchard, with his parents and brothers and sisters moved to OP over 35 years ago, and were among the early settlers of South OP. He attended Longfellow School and OPRF High School and the Chicago Art Institute. At the time of his death, he was the Art Director of the Vogue-Wright Studios. On Jun 3, 1921, he married Amelia Cirese, d/o Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Cirese of OP, who likewise are long residents of Oak Park. Besides his widow, he leaves a son Ernest, Jr., USN Mus 3/c stationed on the carrier U.S.S. Shangri-la, which was in Tokyo Bay during the signing of the surrender; a daughter Elaine B. Ecklen: an infant grandson, Richard Charles Acklen and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Tuite and Mrs. Alma Carnahan of OP, Mrs. Alice Meyers and Mrs. Harry Carter of Chicago; four brothers, Louis of Lake Forest; Fred of Elmhurst, Albert of Seattle, WA, and Robert, USA stationed in Boise Idaho.

Oak Leaves, Oak Park, IL, 02/23/1967: 
Madeline (Schultz) Bessler, 66, of Marengo Ave, Forest Park, died Feb. 12 at St. Anthony's Hospital, Chicago after more than a month's illness. She was born in Chicago and lived there until moving to Forest Park six years ago. She was the wife of Albert M., mother of Albert, Jr., and Charles Bessler, Madeline Pusateri, Harriet Rich and Nancy Leski; grandmother of 17, sister of Marie and Rose Bessler. Services took place in the Zimmerman & Sons Funeral Home and St. Bernadine Church. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Chicago Tribune, 1972-04-08 
Bouchard. Walter L. Bouchard of La Grange, IL, beloved husband of Anne E., nee Nelson; father of Walter L., Jr. [Jean] and Elinor A. Hackett [John]; four grandchildren; brother of Harold. Visitation 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 40 S. Ashland Av., La Grange. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday. Interment Bronswood Cemetery. 352-1298.

Antwerp Gazette, OH, Thursday, Aug 20, 1874
In Memoriam. Another Pioneer is gone! is echoed and re-echoed from time to time through every city and hamlet of our broad land; but this, like everything else will have an end, for soon the last one will sleep beneath the clods of the valley, and their personal recollections of our early settlements will be lost irrevocably lost so history, and Paulding Co. will be no exception to this conclusion.
Horatio N. Curtis, the white first man who settled in what is now Paulding County, departed this life on Thursday last, aged 71 years, 8 months and 2 days. We learn from Knapp’s history of the Maumee Valley, that Mr. C. made his second visit to the county on Mar 10, 1823; and was one of the first Justices of Crane township. Also--that the first marriage that took place in Carryall Twp. was that of Mr. Philip Murphy and Miss Nancy Runyan, by Mr. Curtis in 1830. It will be seen that Mr. C. settled here nearly 49 years ago, then 22 years of age, and we are informed, early engaged in trading with his red-faced neighbor, and by his persevering energy succeeded in acquiring a large amount of this world’s goods. Prominent in aiding and securing the best interests of his county, he was especially the poor man’s friend, and he possessed the confidence of his fellow men. The deceased was twice married, and the father of 16 children, only two of whom survive him and followed his remains to the cemetery. The remains of our friend and neighbor were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of people. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. A. McDannel and the burial services conducted by the F.A.M., of whose society he was a worthy member.

George E. Curtis 1944, Osakis, Mn.
Funeral services for George Edwin (Edward) Curtis were conducted Saturday afternoon, 2 Dec at 1:30 at the Osakis Lutheran church. Mr. Curtis passed away at his home is Osakis, Nov 29, at the age of 78 years, 8 months, and 28 days after a lingering illness of a number of years. The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. J. S. Strand. Mrs. Norman Hansen, Mrs. O.S. Dahlager and Nova Hanson, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Albert Lokken, sang three beautiful songs, "When the roll is called up yonder," "How beautiful heaven must be," and "God be with you." Internment took place at the Lakeside cemetery. The pallbearers were Louie Nolan, Gust Friebert, Percy Morrow, Percy Petteten, J.G. Sennes and B.F. Echelberger. George Edwin Curtis was the son of Allen W. Curtis, born 5 Mar 1866 in Porter County, Ind. On May 15, 1867, he moved with his parents in an ox team covered wagon, arriving here in Osakis 2 Jul 1867. On 14 Jul 1867 his parents homesteaded on a farm four miles north of Osakis and ten years later they moved to a farm in Todd County, Leslie township. On 26 Jan 1888 he was united in marriage to Anna Sursley and to this union four children were born. Ruby May who preceded him in death, Austin M., Roy A., and Ray E., He took an active part in the welfare of Leslie township and community. Beginning at the age of twenty-one he held public office till he moved to the town of Osakis in 1920. He was the town clerk for 21 years and county commissioner for eight years. He resided in Osakis until the time of his death. He leaves to mourn besides his wife three sons and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy McCartney of Long Prairie and Mrs. Effie Fearing of Osakis, also four grandchildren and two great grandchildren and relatives. Those from out of town who attended the services were his two sons, Roy and Ray Curtis of Detroit, MI, his sister Mr./Mrs. Lester Fearing of Glenwood and Mrs. Lucy McCartney of Long Prairie; Ray, Claude Erwin of Minot, North Dakota, and A.V. Erwin of Long Prairie.

Harry A. Curtis, #25 Mar 27, 1984 Nov 15, 1971, La Porte Herald Argus
Harry A. Curtis, 77, of 312 Woodward street, died at 4:10 a.m. Sunday at Pine Lake division hospital after an illness of two years. He was born Mar 27, 1894, in La Porte to Winfield Scott and Flora (McLean) Curtis and had lived here all his life. Mr. Curtis was a retired Allis-Chalmers employee. He was married in La Porte, May 13, 1922, to Lorene Russell. He was a WWI veteran and a member of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife; one son, Frank Curtis, St. Joseph, MI; three granddaughters and one brother, Frank W. Curtis, Bradenton, FL. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Haverstock Funeral Home with the Rev. Eugene Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery.

Lebanon Reporter, Lebanon, Boone Cty, IN; 12 Oct, 1927.
Philander M. Curtis, 90 years old, a resident of Boone Co. since he was 3 years old and a Veteran of the Civil War, passed away at his home, 823 N. Jameson St. at 5 o'clock this morning, following an attack of acute uremic poisoning suffered last Friday. Mr. Curtis was perhaps the oldest resident of the county in point of consecutive residence. He would have celebrated his 91st birthday Dec 2. Mr. Curtis was born in Brown Co. OH, and came to Boone Cty and settled in the Hopewell neighborhood, with his parents when he was 3 years old. His father, Erastus Curtis taught school an the old log church at Hopewell for several years. During the Civil War, Mr. Curtis enlisted as a private in Company H, 11th IN Cavalry, and served 23 months in the Army. He came to Lebanon 41 years ago, and engaged in the Gunsmith business. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in the city, and Rich Mountain Post of the G.A.R. Mr. Curtis was married Oct, 13, 1858 near Hopewell to Dorcas N. Brenton who died Jan 8, 1910. He is survived by 6 children, Wallace G. of INpolis, Mrs Margaret I .Perkins of Grand Junction IA, Mrs Rebecca Wysong of Chicago, Mrs. Pearl Shakleford of Ladoga and William G, and Miss Flora of Lebanon, 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was the last of a family of 4.

MORTUARY RECORD: 29 Mar 1898, La Porte County, Westville, IN
The funeral of Mrs. Deborah Thompson was held this afternoon at the Christian Church, Rev. Frank Morgan officiating. Deceased was 78 years old, and leaves two sons and a daughter to mourn her loss. The remains were take to Westville, where the interment took place. W. C. Weir was the funeral director.  (wife of James W. Thompson--both from Virginia)

Herald Argus, La Porte, Ind., June 8, 1936.
Sweitzer Funeral. Funeral services for Mrs. Frederica Miller Sweitzer, 66, of Union Mills, who passed away at the Fairview hospital Saturday night at 10 o'clock, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 (DST) at the home with the Rev. Martin Prehn officiating. Mrs. Sweitzer was ill for about seven months. She died of heart trouble. Mrs. Sweitzer was the widow of John Sweitzer, former La Porte county coroner. She was born at Union Mills on Nov. 27, 1869, and had lived there all her life. She was a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church of Union Mills, the Ladies Aid, and the Eastern Star of Union Mills. Mrs. Sweitzer was the church organist for about 25 years. She also was a Sunday school teacher. In Nov, 1892, she was married to John Sweitzer at Wellsboro. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Margaret, at home; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Theodore Sweitzer of MI City; two sisters, Mrs. George Gilpin of Big Fork, Mont., and Mrs. Theodore W. Swift of Detroit, Mich.; one brother-in-law, Gust Sweitzer of La Porte. A number of nephews, nieces, and other relatives also survive. Burial will be in the Union Mills cemetery with Kosanke Brothers.

Mich City News, La Porte, Ind., pg 8 col 5
JOHN G. SWEITZER, 60, coroner of La Porte Cty from 1921 to 1925, died at 2:30 a.m. this morning at his home in Union Mills. He had been ill for about six weeks with heart trouble and complications. Mr. Sweitzer was born in La Porte, Ind. 12 Jul 1867, and lived here until he was 18 years. He was employed in the furniture and undertaking establishment when he was 14 years old. About 40 years ago he went to Union Mills and has been in the undertaking business since. He was married about 30 years ago to Fredericka Miller who survives. Mr. Sweitzer is also survived by a son, Theodore, and daughter, Mary, and a brother, G. A. Sweitzer, 101 Rose St., this city. The deceased man was a member of the Presbyterian Church and affiliated with the Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges. Mr. Sweitzer was popular throughout the county as evidenced in the fact that when he was elected coroner in 1920, he received all but one of the votes in Hanna Twp. and all but 9 of the votes in Noble Twp. He was a strong supporter of the Republican Party. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the home in Union Mills with the Rev. A. H. Kenna of this city and the Rev. W. P. Fink of Union Mills officiating. Burial will be in Union Mills cemetery. F. A. Lapell of Valparaiso is the undertaker in charge.

La Porte, Ind.
John Sweitzer. John L. (Jack) Sweitzer, 68, of 909 Linwood, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 22, at his home. He was born March 3, 1911, in La Porte to Gustave and Myrtle (Miller) Sweitzer and had lived here all his life. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of which he was a former trustee; Hubner-Swanson Post 1130 VFW; Elks Lodge; a veteran of WW II and manager of La Porte Firestone Store for 25 years until his retirement in 1974. On May 17, 1904, in MI City, he married Marian C. Wolff who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Barbara) Hahn of York, Penn.; and Miss Joanne Sweitzer of Houston, Tex.; two grandchildren and one brother, W. Edward Sweitzer of La Porte. Two brothers proceeded him in death. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Cutler Funeral Home with Dr. W. William Wimberly officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:05 p.m. Sunday and until the time of services Monday. Burial will be in Patton Cemetery.

Herald Argus, La Porte, Ind., Jan 15 1897-March 28, 1932
Sweitzer Funeral. Funeral services for Theodore Miller Sweitzer, age 35, who was found dead in bed at the home of his mother, Mrs. Frederica Sweitzer, in Union Mills Saturday morning, will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. H.B. Parker of Union Mills officiating. Burial will be in Union Mills cemetery with Kosanke Brothers of Union Mills in charge. Mr. Sweitzer was born in Union Mills on Jan. 15, 1897, and lived there all his life. He was employed as a barber for several years in La Porte and MI City. He was married on Nov. 30, 1921, in MI City to Myrtle Erickson, who survives. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, of the Scottish Rite Masons of Chicago and of the American Legion. Others surviving are a sister, Mary, at home; two aunts, Mrs. Theodore W. Swift of Detroit and Mrs. George Gilpin of Minot, N.D., and an uncle, Gus Sweitzer, of La Porte. The father, John Sweitzer, preceded in death on Aug. 15, 1927.

Herald Argus, La Porte, Ind., 
Edward Sweitzer. The funeral of W. Edward Sweitzer, 66, of 3866 Pawnee Dr., La Porte, who died Friday, Apr 20, 1984, at La Porte Hospital, at 11:37 p.m., will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cutler Funeral Home with Dr. W. William Wimberly officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and until the time of services Tuesday. Burial will be in Patton Cemetery. He was born Nov. 12, 1917, in La Porte, to Gustave and Myrtle (Miller) Sweitzer and had lived here all his life. He was a member and past elder of the Presbyterian Church, a member of the La Porte Elks Lodge and officer of the Beechwood Men's Golf Club. He retired in 1981 from Diamond Tool and Die Co. On Jan. 11, 1941, he married Harriet Swanson who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Sally) Hilgendorf of Palatine, Ill., and Mrs. Wayne (Marti) Fields of St. Louis, Mo.; one son, Jon, of Atlanta, Ga., and four grandchildren. Two brothers, Glenn and Jack, preceded him in death.

Westville, La Porte County, Ind.
Apr 19 1906. The friends of Jos. H. Thompson, long a resident of this county, are grieved to learn of his death, which occurred at 6 o'clock this morning at his home, corner of Ridge and Clement streets, after a lingering illness of five years, although his condition had not been considered serious until the past few weeks. Mr. Thompson was a native of Virginia, having been born about 100 miles from Washington, DC 73 years ago last Jun. Upon removing to IN, he became interested in railroading and the fact that he was employed for 38 years in the bridge department of the LS&MS Railroad attests to this faithfulness and ability. He was at one time chief clerk in the penitentiary at Michigan City, claiming the distinction of being the first incumbent in that office. The deceased leaves to mourn his death, besides a large circle of friends, the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Hi Barnes of this city and Mrs. Dora Erb of Denver, Colo., a brother, Frank Thompson of Westville, and a sister, Mrs. Curtis, who resides on State St. The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 9:20 o'clock at the family home, Rev. S. Williams, pastor of the Christian church, of which the deceased was a member.

Chicago Tribune, Tuesday August 12, 1982, Section 4, Page 14.
BESTLER. Mary Bestler, 86, beloved wife of Edward T. and the late George Voss; loving mother of George and Richard Voss and Jane Hysell; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. at Hanerhoff Funeral Home, 203 N. Main St., Wheaton. Interment Parkholm. 668-0027.

Chicago Tribune, 1972-03-28.
Yack. Charles Yack, beloved husband of Anna, nee Witkiewicz; dear father of Richard [Antoinette] and the late Edward; grandfather of Pamela and Edward. Resting at the Lawrence Funeral Home, 4800 N. Austin Av., Services Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., to St. Constance Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. Member Printers Union Local No. 3. 736-2300.

THE REPUBLICAN, Springfield, MA., April 13, 2003
Raymond M. Cote 1917 - 2003. BELCHERTOWN, MA. - Raymond M. Cote, 86, died Friday April 11th at Holyoke Hospital. He was born in Westbrook, Maine, January 15, 1917, the son of the late Joseph and Albertine (Auclair) Cote. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a machinist at the former Springfield Armory and retired from the former Quabbin Industries. Raymond was a sixteen-year Belchertown resident and a former forty year Chicopee resident. He was also an avid gardener. He was predeceased by his wife Blanche (Turcot) in 1985. He is survived by one son, Paul and his wife, Sheree-Lee of New Hampshire; and one daughter, Jane Lombardi and her husband, Guy of Easthampton. He also leaves his loving companion Mildred Hartman of Belchertown; two sisters, Annett Lavigne and Jeannette Brouillard, both of 
Chicopee; and many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by five grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers and five sisters. Funeral services will be Monday April 14 at 9:30 a.m. from the Arthur J. Brunelle Funeral Home, 811 Chicopee St., in the Willimansett section of Chicopee, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Ste. Rose De Lima Church in Aldenville at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Ste. Rose De Lima Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday April 13 from 4-7 p.m.

Northern Allegany Observer
Death of Arthur Curtis After Long Illness
Arthur W. CURTIS passed away at his home in this village Sunday morning after an illness of several years, at the age of 36.  Mr. CURTIS had been in ill health for over seven years, yet during much of that time had managed to take active interest in local business affairs, particularly the distribution of gas and oils.
He was born in Fillmore on May 6, 1900 and attended the Fillmore High School from which he was graduated in 1922.  In 1926 he received the degree of Bachelor of Science from the U. of Pennsylvania.
He was employed for some time as a clerk in the offices of the General Motors Corp., in New York city which position he occupied until January of 1929 when his health failed and he returned to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. CURTIS of Fillmore.  During recent years he had aided his father, the late J.W. CURTIS, in establishing the local branch of the Eldred Refinery Co.
Mr CURTIS is survived by his wife, who was the former Miss Louise BLAKESLEE of Eldred, Pa., and his mother, Mrs. J.W. CURTIS of Fillmore.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at St. Patrick's church, Rev. Max BOGACKI officiating and interment was made in the Holy Cross cemetery.