Eula B. Jackson
Salt Creek Road resident Eula Bell Jackson died Monday, February 1, 1999, at her home. She was 77.
Mrs. Jackson was born June 18, 1921, in Sioux City, Iowa to Floyd McKinley Foltz and Jewel Susanne Padgett.
She was married to Charles Jackson. He died February 9, 1995.
Mrs. Jackson was a homemaker.
She was a member of Nashville's Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.
Survivors include five sons, Charles D. Jackson, Harold R. Jackson, Verel L. Jackson and Daniel W. Jackson, all of Nashville and Robert D. Jackson of Trevlac; three daughters, Shirley A. Roberts, Judy S. Biggs and Kathie J. Waltman, all of Nashville; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Elmer Foltz of Indianapolis, Floyd Foltz Jr. of Bargersville and Jim Foltz of Beech Grove; and three sisters, Mary Dick of Illinois, Nellie Osbourne of Florida and Jewell Ann Murdock of Spencer.
Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by three brothers.
Elder Ben McClintock conducted a service Thursday, February 4, at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North.
Burial was in Hickory Grove (Bond) Cemetery in Washington Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bloomington, or the donor's choice of charities.
Former Brown County resident Dorothy E. VanSickle King died Saturday evening, February 6, 1999, in Carmel. A resident of that community, she was 94.
Mrs. King was born January 27, 1905, in Crawfordsville to Clifford and Rosa Belle Payne VanSickle.
She was married to Marion King. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. King had lived in Nashville for 30 years. She moved to Carmel in 1992.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. King was a member of the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church and Nashville Order of the Eastern Star.
She had volunteered for the American Red Cross for 14 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Annabelle Johnson of Carmel and Nancy Cottington of Chattanooga, Tennessee; three sons, Donovan King of Indianapolis, Maynard King of Greenwood and Andy King of Garrett; a sister, Lucille Dennis of Indianapolis; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. King was preceded in death by her parents.
The Reverend Michael Landon conducted a service Tuesday, February 9, at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church in Hamilton County.
Burial was in Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Smith Funeral Home in Carmel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 97 South 5th Street, Noblesville, Indiana 46060.
Betty L. Marcott
Betty Lou Marcott, the mother of Nashville resident Brenda Blackwood Sturgeon, died Monday afternoon, February 1, 1999, at Memorial Hospital in Seymour. A resident of that city, she was 69.
Mrs. Marcott was born November 15, 1929, in Brownstown to George and Luella Charles Wagoner.
She and Victor Marcott were married March 10, 1948, in Brownstown. He survives.
Mrs. Marcott was a homemaker.
Other survivors include two sons, Victor Marcott Jr. and Bob Marcott, both of Seymour; another daughter, Kathy Maxie of Seymour; two sisters, Gladys Jones and Myrtle Keller, both of New Castle; six grandchildren, Dwayne Blackwood and Trish Marcott, both of Columbus, and Sonya Marcott, Lindsey Marcott, Devann Maxie and Jeremy Blackwood, all of Seymour; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four sisters; and a granddaughter.
The Reverend Philip E. Block conducted a service Thursday, February 4, at Voss and Sons Funeral Home in Seymour.
Burial was in that city's Riverview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice of charities.
Derrick Michael Robbins, the grandson of Nineveh area resident Marcella Roach, died Thursday evening, February 4, 1999, at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso. A resident of DeMotte, he was 24.
Mr. Robbins was born November 29, 1974, in Columbus to Suzann Anderson of DeMotte and Michael Robbins of Edinburgh.
He had worked as a chef and also raised fish sold at retail outlets.
Other survivors include a daughter, Taylor Elaine Robbins of Wabash; his fiancee, Elizabeth Bailey of Wabash; his step-mother, Debra Robbins of Edinburgh; his step-father, Thomas Anderson of DeMotte; grandparents, Rosamond Robbins of Columbus, Richard and Irene Doerr of Sheffield Lake, Ohio and Marguerite Anderson of Goshen; a sister, Holly Kinney of Edinburgh; and a brother, Eric Robbins of Indianapolis.
The Reverend Jim Little led a service Monday, February 8, at Family Service Funeral Home, Todd-Miller Chapel in DeMotte.
Burial was in that community's DeMotte Cemetery.
Morgantown resident Fern Reuter died Sunday, February 7, 1999, at St. Anthony Health Care Center in Lafayette. She was 101.
Mrs. Reuter was born November 15, 1897, in Eskridge, Kansas to Peter and Ona Earl Walker.
She and Edward Reuter were married in 1924, in Chicago. He died October 28, 1970.
Mrs. Reuter had worked as a legal secretary and then as an office clerk for Lehigh Portland Cement Company in Indianapolis for 15 years, retiring in 1962.
She was a member of the Brown County Historical Society.
Mrs. Reuter enjoyed gardening and doing needlepoint work.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Smith of Lafayette; two grandchildren, Craig Smith of Evanston, Illinois and Gail Roberts of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and four great-grandchildren, Natalie Smith, Julia Smith, Erin Roberts and Amy Roberts.
She was preceded in death by a brother; and four sisters.
A service will be conducted Saturday, February 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the Meredith-Clark Funeral Home at Morgantown.
Burial was in that community's East Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown County Historical Society, Post Office Box 668, Nashville, Indiana 47448.
Alice Ann Saalwaechter died Sunday afternoon, January 31, 1999, at her home in Lebanon. She was 54.
Mrs. Saalwaechter left survivors in Brown County.
She was born April 7, 1944, in Clinton to Charles and Mary Alice Reeder Hurlow.
She and John J. Saalwaechter were married in July 1963, at Clinton. He survives.
Mrs. Saalwaechter was graduated from Clinton High School in 1962. She earned a bachelor of science degree with high distinction in elementary education from Indiana University in 1965.
Mrs. Saalwaechter taught school for two years in Indianapolis, while her husband earned his medical degree. She also taught school at Hof Air Station in Germany.
In 1974, she and her husband moved to Lebanon. Mrs. Saalwaechter had worked as office manager at her husband's medical practice until 1992.
She had also owned S and C Leasing, a real estate corporation in Lebanon.
She was an avid Indiana University basketball fan.
Mrs. Saalwaechter was active in civic affairs. She was a former president and member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and Tourist Club of Lebanon. She also had served on the board of Meals On Wheels.
In addition, Mrs. Saalwaechter was a member of Boone County Symphony Board, Quilt Guild of Lebanon, Friends of the Library and Boone County Alumni Association.
She had also volunteered with the hospice at Methodist Hospital.
Mrs. Saalwaechter was a member, lay leader and administrator at Centenary United Methodist Church in Lebanon. She had also been a Sunday school teacher and bell choir member.
She had belonged to the Tri Kappa sorority in Lebanon for 37 years.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Ann Stogsdill of Nashville and Amy Ruth Vyain of Lebanon; a son, John Wesley Saalwaechter of Lebanon; a brother, John Hurlow of Clinton; a sister, Penny Johnson of Lebanon; and four grandchildren, Kailyn Stogsdill, Michael Saalwaechter, Kevin Saalwaechter and Hannah Vyain.
Mrs. Saalwaechter was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kathryn Saalwaechter.
The Reverend Patricia Kessell and Reverend Steve Hecox conducted a service Wednesday, February 3, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Lebanon.
Burial was in that city's Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, P.E.O. or the Ann Saalwaechter Fund for the detection and prevention of colon cancer at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon.
Mary E. Sanders
Mary E. Bader Harris-Sanders died Wednesday, February 3, 1999, in Indianapolis. A resident of that city, she was 69.
Mrs. Sanders left survivors in Brown County.
She was born May 21, 1929, in Indianapolis to John F. and Ellen Katherine Crofts Bader.
She first married Robert L. Harris. He died in 1974. She then married Alva Sanders. He died in November 1997.
Mrs. Sanders was a member of Franklin Road Baptist Church in Indianapolis and a former member of the Smith Valley Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She had worked as an accounting supervisor for Community Hospital South for 28 years, retiring in 1992.
Survivors include four daughters, Marsha Coley of Greenwood, Dollie Zito of Westerville, Ohio, Jeannette Tucker of Greenfield and Connie Rausch of Indianapolis; three sons, Ken Harris of Trafalgar, Richard Harris of Woodland Lake and Ron Sanders of Cumberland; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Christine Sprouse, Teny Kissner, Lillian Bueche and Shirley Miller, all of Indianapolis.
A service was conducted Saturday, February 6, at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home's Greenwood Chapel.
Burial was in Johnson County's Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons, American Cancer Society, or the American Kidney Foundation.
Charles Totten Jr.
Charles A. Totten Jr. died Sunday afternoon, January 31, 1999, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of that city, he was 67.
Mr. Totten left survivors in Nashville.
He was born May 9, 1931, in Olney, Illinois to Charles Augustus and Fannie Mae Lyons Totten.
He and Kay Warren were married February 4, 1951, in Olney, Illinois. She survives in Bartholomew County.
Mr. Totten had worked as an architect and had owned and Charles A. Totten A.I.A. since 1960.
He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, American Institute of Architecture and the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Totten served with the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. He attained the rank of second lieutenant.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jenni Ryan of Hayden and Debra Baker of Hope; two sons, Mike Totten of Columbus and Andy Totten of Chicago, Illinois; six grandchildren, Melanie Krebbs of Bean Blossom, Shawn Totten of Columbus, Mariko Kita of Hope, Isabel Totten of Chicago, Illinois and Justin Ryan and Sierra Ryan, both of Hayden; three sisters, Charlene Graper of Haubstadt, Joann Kobernus of Virginia, Illinois and Mildred Navolt of Olney, Illinois; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; and a sister.
The Reverend David Bennett conducted a service Thursday, February 4, at Hope Moravian Church in Bartholomew County.
Burial will be at a later date in Hope Moravian Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation or the Hospice of Bartholomew County.
Tom Zieg dies at 70
Thomas Astor Zieg, a Nashville lawyer and behind-the-scenes community leader, died Saturday, January 30, 1999, at his home. He was 70 and was a heart patient.
An advisor to Republicans and other public servants on the local and state levels, Mr. Zieg had maintained an influential presence on the Brown County scene since moving to Nashville in the late 1960s.
His particular interests were local government, public education and land development.
He served as appointed legal counsel for the Nashville Town Board and the Brown County school board and was involved in the early development of such major projects as establishment of the Brown County Inn, Nashville's second large-scale business.
A key figure in the evolution of Brown County's court system, Mr. Zieg was appointed Nashville's first town judge, signaling the decline of the old justice-of-the-peace system.
He joined and spearheaded a successful lobbying effort before the state legislature to establish Brown County's first separate circuit court. It would combine all the county's judicial functions into one office, thus eliminating his own job as well as the justice of the peace.
In the 1970s, he started a business designed to introduce modular residential housing to Brown County.
Mr. Zieg was a founding member of the Brown County Bar Association and had served as its president.
He divided his business time between the practice of real-estate law and managing Nashville Abstract and Title, a company that searches and verifies real-estate legal documents.
Born to a family of broadcasters, Mr. Zieg pursued that communications interest in Brown County by establishing Hometown Cable in the 1980s. It operated cable channel 2 in the Nashville area and channel 4 in the Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District, originating local news and public-affairs information until last year.
He appeared on camera as a news reader and interviewer and produced programs hosted by other community figures.
Following legal service to the county school system, Mr. Zieg contributed an anonymous column to The Democrat entitled "The Brown County School Marm". It focused on back-to-basics education and correct use of the English language.
A member of the Indiana Historical Society, Mr. Zieg was a passionate student of the past, often whimsically regaling those in his company with obscure facts in detail.
Longtime friend and business associate Greg Temple, publisher of The Democrat, termed Mr. Zieg, a "true informed visionary, one of only two or three I've been blessed to know."
Born January 22, 1929, in Fort Wayne, Mr. Zieg was the son of Fred and Sylvia (Eastman) Zieg.
He was married to the former Barbara Windhorst, an accountant with whom he shared their Nashville office building.
Mr. Zieg received a doctorate of jurisprudence from the Indiana University School of Law in 1971.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Zieg was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Richard Zieg.
Other survivors include two sons, Richard and Zachary Zieg, both of Nashville, and a daughter, Tracy Grotzinger of Erie, Pennsylvania
Calling hours are today from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home. Private family services were planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown County Humane Society or to the Brown County Emergency Medical Technicians.
Word has been received here of the death of Max Caldwell in Alamosa, Colorado Saturday, January 16, 1999.
Mr. Caldwell, a resident of Creston, Colorado, was 80 years old.
He left survivors in the Brown County area.
Mr. Caldwell was born August 14, 1918, in Logansport to Elmer and May Wallace Caldwell.
He and Betty Graybeal were married June 1, 1943. She survives.
Mr. Caldwell attended Indiana Central College, now the University of Indianapolis.
He had worked as a contract administrator for the United States Defense Department at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis.
He was a member of Center Grove Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Caldwell was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He received the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the Victory Medal.
Other survivors include four sons, Randy Caldwell and Rick Caldwell, both of Indianapolis, Jerry Caldwell of Pembroke, Massachusetts and Jim Caldwell of Morgantown; a brother, Francis Caldwell of Galveston; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A service was conducted Sunday, January 24, at Center Grove Presbyterian Church.
Interment was in Johnson County's Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wheeler Mission Ministries, 222 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201, or Center Grove Presbyterian Church, 2340 South State Road 135, Greenwood, Indiana 46143.
Jeanette M. Foster, the mother of Morgantown resident Venza M. Price, died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at Morgan County Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. A resident of Solsberry, she was 81.
Mrs. Foster was born July 2, 1917, in Sullivan County to Gabriel and Ida M. Brandt Leturgez.
She was married to Samuel D. Foster. He died in 1972.
Mrs. Foster had worked at RCA in Bloomington for 30 years, retiring in 1973.
She had also worked for Greene County Green Thumb and at Bloomfield High School as a custodian.
Other survivors include a son, Eddie Griffith of Bloomfield; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; four sisters; and a great-grandson.
The Reverend John Moffet led a service Saturday, January 30, at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Burial was in Greene County's Antioch Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, or the Alzheimer's Foundation.