Obituaries for 1941 - 1949
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- Surnames: EICHLER
Decedent: Joyce Christopher Eichler
Date listed: Thursday, November 13, 1930
Joyce Christopher Eichler, 10, son of Mr. and, Mrs. J. L.
Eichler, of Center township, died after a complicated illness of two
years. Surviving are the parents, a twin brother John William and
brothers Dale and Paul. Funeral services were held from the St. John
Lutheran church in Celina, conducted by Rev. Einfalt. Burial in North
- Surnames: WEAVER
Decedent: Joel Wesley Weaver
Date listed: Monday, December 16, 1940
(Submitted by Kathryn Catherwood, email@example.com)
J. WESLEY WEAVER DIES FOLLOWING BRIEF ILLNESS
Prominent Farmer of Jennings Township Passed Away at the
Lima Memorial Hospital, Early Monday Morning - In Hospital Only Three
Days - On the Ohio State Fair Board For Years - Active in Grange Work -
Final Rites Were Held at the Local Trinity Methodist Church Yesterday
Death claimed J. Wesley Weaver, prominent
farmer of Jennings township, living six miles northwest of Spencerville
at 2 a. m., Monday morning. Death was due to lukemia, a blood infection.
Mr. Weaver passed away at the Lima Memorial hospital, where he was taken as a patient on Friday.
Joel Wesley Weaver was the son of Samuel and Harriet
(Reddick) Weaver, and was born in Jennings township, Van Wert county,
July 7, 1870. At the time of his death he was 70 years, 5 months and 9
days of age.
His entire lifetime was spent in the
Jennings township district. Always interested in the advancement of
agriculture, he served a number of terms as a member of the Van Wert
County Agriculture Society; a number of years as a member of the Ohio
State Fair Board, where he was in charge of the swine department. His
term on the latter board expired last October.
very active in Grange work the state over. Just recently he was named
as a special deputy of the Ohio Grange, a post he held several times.
Two years ago he and his wife were presented with a 50-year service
emblem for active Grange work.
He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist church, Spencerville, where he had served as chorister.
He is survived by his wife, Idora; 2 daughters, Mrs.
Osborne Jones, Venedocia, and Mrs. J. A. Owens, of Des Moines, Iowa; a
brother, O. O. Weaver, of Lima; son-in-law, L. G. Jones, of Marion;
also 5 grandchildren.
Final services were held
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the local Trinity Methodist
church, in charge of Rev. I. F. Andrews, and C. B. Miller & Son,
and interment was made in the Spencerville cemetery.
- Surnames: PENCE
Decedent: Elmer E. Pence
Date listed: Monday, March 25, 1946
(Submitted by E.L. Ross)
RETIRED WREN FARMER DIES
Elmer E. Pence, 84, Stricken at county Home Hospital
Elmer E. Pence, 84, retired farmer of Wren, died at 8:30
A.M. Sunday at the County Home Hospital following a four weeks'
illness. Mr. Pence, a son of the late Jackson and Mary Kear-Pence, was
born February 27, 1862 in Willshire Township and spent all of his life
in Wren community. His wife, the former Clara Baxter, preceded him in
death. Surviving are three children, Frank Pence of
Sherwood, Mich., Mrs Chris Bellogrus of Richmond, Ind., and Mrs. Harry
Armstrong of Fort Wayne Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Brown and
Mrs. Emma Glatheart both of Huntington, Ind. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday at 2 P.M. at the Wren Liberal United
Brethren Church with Rev. Smith officiating. Burial will be in
Riverside cemetary at Rockford. Friends may call at the Cowan & son
Funeral Home until 1:30 P.M. Wednesday when the body will be taken to the church.
- Surnames: HOEKEN
Decedent: Charles Hoeken
Date listed: Friday, April 8, 1949
Submitted by Trina Frasure, Floyd707@aol.com
services for Charles Hoeken, 78, retired postmaster of Dixon, Ohio,
were held last Sunday afternoon at the Dixon Methodist church. Mr.
Hoeken was born in Chicago in 1871, and moved to Dixon with his parents
at age 4. He was named postmaster in 1897 and operated a store along
with his federal duties. His only immediate survivor is a brother, W.T.
Hoeken of Van Wert. Burial was made in the Mentzer Church cemetery.
- Surnames: HASENKAMP
Decedent: Hubert Hasenkamp
Date listed: Friday, May 31, 1963
(File contributed by
Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Hasenkamp Dies in Michigan
Word has been received of the sudden death of Hubert
Hasenkamp of Hudson Mich. Mr. Hasenkamp died Tuesday in Hudson.
He was the brother of Herman and Paul Hasenkamp, Mrs
Gilbert Trentman and Mrs Ed Blankemeyer, all of Delphos, Mrs. Thomas
Calvelage of Ft. Jennings and Mrs. Robert Calvelage, Lima.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m Saturday in the
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson and burial will be made in that city.
- Surnames: HARTSHORN
Decedent: Grace Hartshorn
Date listed: Thursday, November 20, 1969
(File contributed by Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman
Grace Hartshorn, retired local schoolteacher dies
Miss Grace M. Hartshorn, 84, of 333 West First St, the residence of Roy
and the late Mary Feathers, died suddenly at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
A retired school teacher, Miss Hartshorn
taught 44 years in the Delphos school system. She retired in 1949. Miss
Hartshorn also taught 11 years as a substitute teacher here.
Miss Hartshorn was graduated in 1902 from Delphos High School. She
studied further at Columbia University, New York, Yipsilanti, Mich.,
and Miami University at Oxford.
She began her teaching
career in 1905 in a one-room school in Jennings Township near
Venedocia. After two years there, she began teaching in the Delphos
School System where she was principal of the Old Franklin School for 25
Miss Hartshorn also taught in the old Garfield school for four years before her retirement.
Because she wanted to teach in the present Franklin building, she substituted one day there.
She was born Dec. 25, 1884 in Allen County.
Survivors include three nephews and two nieces of Delphos, Columbus and Costa Mesa, Calif.
She was a member of the National Retired Teachers
Association, Ohio Education Association, and the local branch of the
Ohio Education Association.
Funeral services will be at
10:30 Saturday morning at Harter and Son Memorial Chapel, with the Rev.
Otto Wortman officiating. The remains will be cremated, with Interment
of the ashes in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 tonight at the funeral home.
- Surnames: DEPUY
Decedent: Perrin DePuy
Date listed: Sunday, January 10, 1971
VAN WERT BULLETIN
Of a Leading Citizen of Van Wert.
Perrin DePuy is no More.
One by one the pioneers of this county are passing
away, and their places are being filled by others. Seldom have these
changes been more keenly felt than in the death of the person whose
name heads this article, because but few have resided longer in the
county, and none have been more active and energetic while living.
Perrin DePuy removed to this town in the year 1845, and entered upon
the practice of the law, and, after a successful practice of about five
years, became interested in the gold excitement of California and
forming a company from this section of the country, crossed the plans
in search of the rich gold fields reported to be in that region.-Not
being as successful in the mines of the West as in the woods of Van
Wert, after an absence of about two years, he returned to this place,
much reduced in finances, and again entered his profession with renewed
energy, and has since that time, been engaged in its practice; though
for the last few years he has been working himself out of business.
Having accumulated a goodly portion of this world's goods, and having
but few dependent upon him, he was beginning to work more for pleasure
than profit. To this end he was given his attention somewhat to
agriculture, in which he took especial interest and pleasure. He had
cleared, improved and drained two or three farms to suit his own
peculiar taste, and, by this example, was teaching an important lesson
to much older farmers than him- self.
On last Friday
morning Mr. DePuy entered his office in apparently as good health as
usual. In a few minutes he complained of a severe pain in his head. and
in a moment fell from his seat in an entire helpless condition, from
which time he never moved a muscle, though he continued to breathe
until Saturday night, at half-past ten o'clock, when he passed away.
Apoplexy, in its most fatal form. had seized him and all efforts of
kind friends and skilled physicians failed to relieve him from its
Thus has passed away, without a moment's
warning, one who has mingled with the citizens of Van Wert for a
quarter of a century; and who has been identified with its growth and
prosperity, and has shared its hardships and adversities one who had
justly acquired a character for industry, frugality, exactness and strict integrity.
- Surnames: HARTZELL
Decedent: Roberta Hartzell
Date listed: Thursday, May 27, 1976
(File contributed by Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman, email@example.com)
services for Mrs. Roberta Hartzell, 92, formerly of Van Wert, are to be
at 11 am Friday in Woodland Cemetery Van Wert. The Rev William Stewart
Mrs Hartzell died at 7:05 Wednesday in Delphos Memorial Home following a long illness.
Her husband, Earl E. died Jan 29 1963.
Surviving are a son, H. Weikert Hartzell of Clark Lake, Mich, a
daughter, Mrs. Harold (Myrdith) Ireton of Rt 2, Van Wert, three
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 7 pm today at Alspach Funeral Home, Van Wert.
- Surnames: KING
Decedent: Lisa L. King
Date listed: Monday, December 11, 1978
(File contributed by Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Funeral Tuesday for woman
killed in car-train accident
Services will be 1 p. m. Tuesday Funeral Home, 900 West Grand Ave Lima,
for Lisa L. King, 18, of 9060 Ridge Rd., Rt. 2, Delphos, who was killed
in a car-train accident at 12:20 a.m. Saturday. The Reverend Leonard L.
Klotz will officiate. Burial will be in Sugar Ridge Cemetery of Leipsic.
Troopers of the Lima post of the State Highway Patrol said Miss King's
auto was northbound on Kemp Road when her car was struck by a westbound
train on ConRail tracks.
Miss King was thrown from her
auto on impact, according to troopers Allen County Coroner Dr William
Noble pronounced Miss King dead on arrival at St Rita's Medical Center
at approximately 1:30 a m from a broken neck.
born Feb. 17 1960 to Paul R. and Betty (Ramsey) King. Her father is
deceased. Her mother resides at 9060 Ridge Rd.
survivors include a brother, Jack A. of Lima; a sister, Mrs Patrick
(Jill) Bloomfield of Defiance and paternal grand mother. Mrs. Daisy
King of Brower Road Lima.
She was employed by Ex-Cell-O
Corp of Lima, and was a member of St Mark's United Methodist Church,
Lima, and a 1978 graduate of Jefferson Senior High School.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p m. today at the funeral home.
- Surnames: FAIR
Decedent: Fonzie E. Fair
Date listed: Wednesday, February 18, 1998
Fonzie E. Fair
April 9, 1933-Feb. 17, 1998
INDIANAPOLIS -- Fonzie E. Fair, 64, Indianapolis, died
Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in
Campbellsville, Ky., he was the son of Joe T. and Marty B. (Sweeney)
Fair. He was a Korean War Air Force veteran and had worked at the Naval
Surface Warfare Center-Crane and at a meat packing plant. He was a
member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 111 in Mooresville.
Surviving are two sons: Donald L. Fair of Bedford and Fonzie E. Fair II
of Indianapolis; two daughters: Josie Parsley of Springville and Cindy
Strunk of Oolitic; three brothers: Lewis Fair of Louisville, Ky., Fount
Fair of Campbellsville, Ky., and Tommie Fair of Gardner, N.C.; three
sisters: Buelie Mills of Mooresville, Edna Mills of Indianapolis and
Roxie Nicholas of Lafayette; five grandchildren and one
great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son,
Danny Fair and two brothers: Dallas and Joseph Fair.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at G.H. Herrmann
Madison Avenue Funeral Home, Indianapolis. Burial will follow in Forest
Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Greenwood. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. today at the funeral home.
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