DeKalb County Indiana Obituary


Ray E. Means
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson


Feb 1, 1974

     Ray E. Means, 80, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday of complications at DeKalb Memorial Hospital. He had been ill one year and had been hospitalized two weeks.
     Mr. Means, a farmer, had resided in Leo for almost a year and had previously lived in St. Joe.
     He was born in Allen County Sept. 20, 1893 to Loren and Flora (Haifley) Means.  June 19, 1915 he married Victoria Wilmot in Spencerville.
     Mr. Means was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, St. Joe, Concord Lodge F & AM, Scottish Rite and the Spencerville Chapter of OES.
     Surviving are the wife; three sons, Howard, Leo, Kenneth, Auburn, and Gerald, Covington, Tenn; two brothers, Walter, Ft. Wayne, and Stanley, St Joe; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
     Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Baidinger and Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville. Rev. Dennis J. Kuchera, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spencerville, will officiate.
     Calling is after 2  p.m. Tuesday.  Masonic memorial services are at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial is in White City Cemetery.




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