Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries - 1997


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Shane H. Hoffman

Shane Hershey Hoffman, 19, of 3200E 1450N, North Manchester, IN died Saturday, March 1, 1997, the result of an automobile accident in North Manchester. He was born Jan. 3, 1978 in Wabash, IN to Ronald D. Hoffman, deceased, and Belinda Brown of North Manchester.

Shane was a senior at Manch-ester High School where he was a member of the MHS football, track, and wrestling teams. He was employed as a life guard at Manchester Community Pool. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church, SR 114, North Manchester.

Survivors include his mother and step father, Rock and Be-linda Foust, North Manchester, and his stepmother, Andrea R. Hoffman of North Manchester; paternal grandparents, Donald W. and Sharon Hoffman of North Manchester, and paternal grandmother, Eileen Schannep of Ft. Myers, FL; two step broth-ers, Brian Foust and Dane Foust, No. Manchester; a sister, Heather Hoffman, North Manchester; maternal grandmother, Mary Lou Brown of North Manchester; paternal great-grandparents, Frank and Mary Frantz, North Manchester.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 4, 1997 at the Christian Fellowship Church with Pastors J. P. Freeman and Patrick Powers officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

D. Leon DeLauter

D. Leon (Lee) DeLauter, 81, of 23 Bonbrook Dr., Wabash, IN died March 1, 1997 at Community Care Center, Wabash. He was born March 4, 1915 at Canton, OH to the Rev. Ora and Eva (Domer) DeLauter. He married Genevieve F. Young July 19, 1936 and she preceded him in death April 2, 1988.

He was self employed as owner of A-1 Services for 25 years. He was a member of the Wabash Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by sons L. Gene DeLauter of Wabash, and David DeLauter of Ann Arbor, MI; a daughter, Mrs. John (Caryl) Flesher of Roann; a brother, Dale, DeLauter of Littleton, CO; and a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Pauline) Fry of Rockford, IL; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. One son and a daughter preceded him in death.

Funeral service was held today, March 5, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wabash Church of the Brethren on Bond St., Wabash, with Rev. John Kreps officiating, and assisted by Revs. Phil and Louise Rieman.

Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash Church of the Brethren.

Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mor-tuary, Inc. was in charge of ar-rangements.

Levi D. Long

Levi Daniel Long, 84, of 5413E 150S, Rochester, IN, died March 3, 1997 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, IN. He was born Nov. 8, 1912 at Quinter, KS to Elmer and Rebecca (Wolf) Long. He married Fern Niccum Au-gust 23, 1937 in Modesto, CA.

He was a farmer and a member of the Old German Baptist Church in North Manchester. He was a resident of Fulton County since 1996, previously of 721 N. Mill St. In North Manch-ester.

Survivors include his wife, Fern of Rochester; sons Donald R. Long of Roann, Larry L. Long of Silver Lake, and Galen D. Long of North Manchester; daughters Mrs. David (Lois A.) Kimmel of Rochester and Mrs. Eddy (Margaret H.) Bayles of North Manchester; a brother, William Long of Modesto, CA; and sisters Bessie Lawes and Anna Riggs, both of Quinter, KS; 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. A daughter, four brothers, and two sisters pre-ceded him in death.

Friends may call at Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Fu-neral Service, North Manch-ester, Wednesday (today) March 5, from 2 to 8 p.m. Fu-neral service will be held Thurs-day, March 6, 1997 in the Old German Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. with the Home Brethren of-ficiating. Burial will be in the Old German Baptist Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.

Thelma Jerew Hotmer

Thelma J. Jerew Hotmer, 75, of 12600N SR 13, North Manchester, IN died Feb. 28, 1997 at Millers Merry Manor East N.H., Wabash, IN. She was born June 19, 1921 at Wabash, IN to Guy Asher and Charlotte Hannah Forbes.

She first married Duane Jerew on Sept. 19, 1941 in Brazil, IN and he died July 26, 1967. Her second marriage was to Donald Hotmer in 1976 and he died April 19, 1995. Thelma was a secretary at the North Manch-ester Foundry from 1968-1976, and was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren. She was also active for many years in the Tribal Trails Girl Scout Council. She was a lifetime resident of Wabash County, and a 1938 graduate of Wabash High School.

Thelma is survived by daugh-ters Ginny Brubaker of North Manchester and Lisa Sites of South Charleston, OH; a sister, Wilma Howell of Wabash, and a brother, John Forbes of Lima, OH; also five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 4, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, and burial was in Oaklawn Ceme-tery.

Arrangements were by Bender Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.

Casimir A. Ehret

Casimir A. Ehret, 80, of 774 Berkley Dr., Wabash, IN died Sunday, March 2, 1997 at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center, LaFontaine, IN. He was born Feb. 12, 1917 at Gretna, LA to Casimir John and Leona (Capdeville) Ehret, both deceased. He married Mattie Wills Dec. 18, 1941 in Gretna, LA.

Mr. Ehret was a member of the Wabash St. Bernard Catholic Church. He had worked at the Marrero, LA Celotex plant until 1946. He then transferred to the Celotex plant in Lagro, IN where he worked as the project engi-neer and maintenance supervi-sor until his retirement in 1979. He was a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II. He attended Louisiana State Univer-sity four years, and had lived in Wabash since 1946, coming from Marrero, LA.

Survivors include his wife Mattie of Wabash; a son Thomas C. Ehret of Wabash; a daughter, Patricia M. Sutton of Fort Wayne; brothers John Ehret, Royce Ehret and Raymond Ehret, all of New Orleans, LA; and a sister, Leona Uhlich, also of New Orleans, LA; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral service was held today (Wednesday), March 5, 1997 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair St., Wabash, with Fr. Tim Wrozek officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash.

Main St. Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara J. Frischman

Barbara J. Frischman, 65, of 1101 Indian Hills Dr., Wabash, IN, died Sunday, March 2, 1997 at Wabash County Hospital Skilled Care unit. She was born Sept. 18, 1931 at Indianapolis, IN to Carlos and Geraldine (Harper) Ping, both deceased. A homemaker, she married Dr. Ronald M. Frischman July 9, 1955, and he survives.

She was a member of the Trin-ity Lutheran Church of Wabash.

Other survivors include sons and their spouses - Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Michelle) Frischman of Peru, Dr. and Mrs. David (Cyndi) Frischman of Wabash, and Brian Frischman of Morton Grove, IL; daughters Pam Frischman of Wabash, and Mr. and Mrs. Murray (Amy) Frischman of Jacksonville, FL; brothers Dr. Donald Ping of Warren, IN and Curtis Ping of Indianapolis; a sister, Mabel Up-dike of Indianapolis; six grand-children - Travis, Andrew and Lauren all at home, Jessica Frischman of Silver Lake, Austin and Michael Glendenning, of Jacksonville, FL; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 4, 1997 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Wabash, with Pastor James Engel officiat-ing. Burial was in Falls Ceme-tery of Wabash.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, or to the Donor's choice. Arrange-ments were by Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home of Peru, IN.

Theodore A. Schultz

Theodore A. Schultz, 99, a former Cleveland Township res-ident, died Saturday, March 1, 1997 at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester. He was born April 9, 1897 in Wells, MN. His formative years were spent in Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota and Oregon. During World War I, he served in France with the U.S. Army.

Mr. Schultz was a graduate of the Army School of Music and following his return from the war, resided in Washington, D.C. where he played the tuba in the Army Band. He also played the tuba and saxophone for the Washington D.C. Police Band and the Washington Orchestra.

Mr. Schultz served as a White House policeman, now known as the Secret Service, for 20 years under the administrations of four presidents - Hoover, Roo-sevelt, Truman and Eisenhower, retiring in 1953.

In 1951, he began a hobby of cutting, polishing, and engraving semi precious stones from all over the world. Three of his stones are on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

On July 27, 1951, he was united in marriage to Mildred E. Ward and they made their home in Washington. In 1964, they moved to his wife's family farm near South Whitley, IN; Mrs. Schultz died Aug. 22, 1996.

He was a member of the St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Columbia City, the Three Rivers Gem and Mineral Society and the Fort Wayne Chapter of Beekeepers.

He is survived by great nieces and nephews. Five sisters - Clara, Hedwig, Veronica, Mary and Elizabeth and two brothers - Lewis and Bernard preceded him in death.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, March 5, 1997 in the Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley, with Fa-ther Sextus Don of the St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, officiating. Burial was in South Whitley Cemetery.

Marjorie E. Cordes

Marjorie E. Cordes, 69, of 6738N Bowman Road, Roann, IN, died Feb. 28, 1997 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born May 2, 1927 at Lincoln, NE to Albert L. and Gladys Esther (Way) Sack. She married Clifford D. Cordes May 15, 1948, and he survives.

Mrs. Cordes was a member of the Roann Church of the Brethren, Timbercrest Retirement Community Auxiliary, and was past president of the Indiana State Soil and Water Conserva-tion District Auxiliary. She and her husband participated in an Archaeological Dig in Jerusalem in 1983. She was a volunteer worker for the Church of the Brethren Response Team. She was a 1943 graduate of Surprise High School in Surprise, NE.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters Mrs. John (Gail) Byrum of Twelve Mile, IN, and Mrs. Peggy Morris of Wabash; sons Clifton (Corky) D. Cordes and Kevin S. Cordes, both of Roann; a sister, Mrs. Olive Rose Engle of Panora, IA and a brother Lewis Ellery Sack of Omaha, NE; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 4, 1997 at the Roann Church of the Brethren with Pastors Kurt Snyder and Bruce Hostetler officiating. Burial was in Roann Community Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made to the Timbercrest Auxiliary or the Church of the Brethren Disaster Response Program.

Roann Chapel Grandstaff-Hentgen was in charge of arrangements.


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