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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Lewin E. Waggoner
Contributed by Roselyn (Mills) Wells

The Evening Star, January 9, 1963, Wed.

     FORMER RESIDENT, 79, DIES IN BUTLER Lewin E. Waggoner, Former Foreman of Auburn Automobile Co., Succumbs after year's Illness at Rest Home Lewin Edwin Waggoner, age 79, a former foreman at the old Auburn Automobile Co. and a former resident of Auburn, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Butler Hotel Rest Home in Butler. Mr. Waggoner died from complications of age. He had been in failing health for the past year and was confined at the rest home for seven months. The late residence is at 108 1/2 South Broadway Street, Butler. He had lived in Butler for the past 17 years and was in business for five years in Butler. The body was removed to the H. E. Johnson & Son funeral home in Butler and will remain for final rites at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dwight McClure, pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren church in Butler will officiate with burial in the Butler cemetery. Mr. Waggoner was born Jan. 18, 1883, at Elyria, Ohio., son of the late Mr. & Mrs. George Waggoner. he married Violet Lily Martin Dec. 25, 1914 in Elyria, Ohio. She preceded him in death in August 1962. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joyce Meese of Elyria, Mrs. Dorra Engle of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Jane Harris, also of Fort Wayne; a brother, Verne Waggoner of Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A son, Stanley Waggoner, was killed in action in World War II.

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