Henry A Esche, 73, prominent Posey
county farmer with a reputation for industry and integrity and a life-long
resident of the same neighborhood northeast of Bufkin,
died unexpectedly at his home at 4:30 a.m. today.
He and his wife, nee Katie C. Pfeiffer, had quietly observed their
49th wedding anniversary yesterday.
Mr. Esche was believed on the road to
recovery after having been injured by a falling tree on Nov. 13. He
suffered a broken leg and head injry. Two weeks
ago he returned to his home from DeaconessHospital in Evansville to continue recovery.
His unexpected death this morning which was preceded by no
evidence of acute illness was attributed to a coronary condition.
The deceased was a devout member and a former Official Board
member of St. John's Methodist church at Caborn.
The body is at the Short-NiehausFuneral Home in Mt.Vernon and will remain there through a brief
service at Thursday which will precede the removal of the body to St. John's
Church at Caborn for the funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Officiating clergymen will be Rev. Millard Brittingham,
John's pastor; Rev. E. L. Bates, minister of the South Mt. Vernon
Methodist Parish, and Rev. Charles J. Schweitzer, Evansville, a retired Methodist minister who served
John'sChurch as pastor for many years.
addition to the wife are a son, Vernon C. Esche, R.R.
3, Mt.Vernon, and two grandchildren.The late Mrs. Louis Pfeiffer was a
sister of the deceased. Mr. Esche's parents
were Frederick Esche and Augusta BobergEsche.