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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Jesse Saurbeck Sr.
Contributed by Roselyn (Mills) Wells

Aug. 9, 1976 Page 3 The Bryan Times (Mon.)

     Jesse Saurbeck Sr. Following an illness of 10 years, Jesse G. Saurbeck Sr., 86, of 428 North Myers St., Bryan, died early Monday in Cameron Community Hospital, where he was admitted Friday. Until retiring in 1955, Mr. Saurbeck had been employed as a fireman with Pet Milk Co. He was born Nov. 12, 1889 (?) in Hillsdale Co., Mich., the son of John and Clara Adell (Wheeler) Saurbeck. On Sept. 25, 1916 he married Gertie Dennis, who preceded him in death Dec. 14, 1960. His membership was with the Father of Sons of VFW. Surviving are three sons, Donald Saurbeck, Auburn, Ind., Jesse Saurbeck Jr., Delta, and Robert Saurbeck, Waterloo, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Rashley, Delata, Mrs. Donna Lumm, Mrs. Betty Echler, and Miss Sharon Saurbeck, all of Bryan; a sister, Mrs. Rena Snow, Camden, Mich.; 26 grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, and 31 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death in addition to his wife, Gertie, were three daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Sprow, Mrs. Louise Price, and Mrs. Evelyn Worthington, two brothers and one sister. Services will be conudcted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Jack F. Watts Funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Wayne Goldsmith, pastor of the New Haven (Ind.) Mennonite Church. Interment is to be in Fountain Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.

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