Dr. Kirk A. Higgins
Dr. Kirk A. Higgins, 40, of rural Pickrell, Nebraska, died at his home Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999. He was born on March 18, 1958 at Laramie, WY. He attended St. Pius High in Albuquerque, N.M. and graduated in 1976. He received the B.S. degree from McPherson College in McPherson, KS in 1980. He married Kristen Goodfellow July 25, 1981 at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church at Lyons, KS. He attended Creighton Medical School in Omaha, NE and received his medical degree in 1984.
He did his ob-gyn residency at St. Joseph's Hospital in Omaha from 1984 until 1988. He practiced medicine in Powell, WY from 1988 until 1990, at the Hennepin County Hospital in Minneapolis, MN from 1990 until 1991 And in Alamosa, CO from 1991 until 1993 when he moved to Beatrice, NE to open a private practice. He was a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, an honorary medical society. He was a member of Christ Community Church of Beatrice, NE. He enjoyed biking, had ridden in several biking trips, and had recently completed the Bike Across Kansas ride in June 1998. He also enjoyed woodworking and had assisted with a wood shop class at the Beatrice H.S. in 1998. He loved to play basketball and especially enjoyed watching and coaching his children at sports.
Survivors include his wife, Kristen of rural Pickrell, NE; three daughters, Kathryn, Laura and Kimberly Higgins all of rural Pickrell, NE; two sons - Michael and James of Pickrell; his mother, Eleanor Higgins of Albuquerque, NM; three sisters - Mrs. Andy (Deborah) Alworth of Laramie, WY, Marla Higgins of Albuquerque, N.M. and Dr. Pamela Higgins and husband Steve Naragon of North Manchester; a brother, Michael Higgins and wife Danie of Deaver, WY.He was preceded in death by his father, J. Alan Higgins who died March 19, 1997, and grandmothers Agnes Burns and Lucille Higgins, and a nephew, Joseph Higgins who died Oct. 13, 1989.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999 at the Christ Community Church of Beatrice, NE with Pastor Jack Magness officiating. A memorial has been established to the Christ Community Church and the Beatrice YMCA with the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice, NE 68310 in charge.
Donald L. Walker
Donald Lee Walker, 54, of 1457W 200N, Wabash, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999 at Parkview Hospital of Fort Wayne. He was born May 17, 1944 at Fort Wayne to Moyne and Eva Belle (Myers) Walker, both deceased. He married Donna R. Wesley in Hobart, IN on April 15, 1967.
He attended Wabash Friends Church. He was the engineering planning manager at Wabash GenCorp Plant the past 23 years. He was the local representative for GenCorp Foundation, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Ivy Tech. He received his B.A. degree from Indiana University in Business Administration. He lived in Wabash since 1973 and was an Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of Wabash; three daughters - Lori of Ang Thong, Thailand; Tami and Amy Walker, both of Wabash; a brother, Larry Walker of Fort Wayne; and two sisters - Jackie Lough of South Bend and Marilyn Walker of Fort Wayne. A son, Adam, preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999 at Wabash Friends Church with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial was in Memorial Lawns Cemetery of Wabash.
Preferred memorial is to Indianapolis Teen Challenge, Box 19275, Indianapolis, IN 46219-0275. Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Loydene Moore, 57, of 1158 Stitt St., Wabash, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999 at her residence. She was born Apr. 14, 1941 at Mars Hill, NC to Henry H. and Stella (Woody) Briggs. She was a member of the Mars Hill Baptist Church in North Carolina.
She worked for Wabash Magnetics in Huntington; and also as a cashier at the Wabash K-Mart store.
Survivors include a son, Dene Moore of Ligonier, IN; four sisters - Mrs. David (Anita) Dase of Ashville, AL, Mrs. Margaret Whitehurst of Ligonier, IN, Mrs. Warren (Melba) Etchison of Kentwood, MI, and Mrs. Larry (Becky) Warren of Wabash, IN; a brother, Eddie H. Briggs of Conway, SC and a friend, Sara Brown of Wabash.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel. Burial was in Falls Cemetery of Wabash. Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society or the Animal Shelter of Wabash County. Grandstaff-Hentgen Main Street Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Ileana M. Brandenburg
Ileana M. ("Jake") Brandenburg, 69, of 437 So. First St., Pierceton, IN, died April 11, 1999 at her residence. She was born Sept. 4, 1929 at Liberty Mills, IN to Robert and Evelyn (Calhaun) Fitch in Kosciusko County where she was a resident since 1950.
She was married Feb. 4, 1950 to Harold Brandenburg, who preceded her in death April 6, 1999. She retired from Heckman Bindery in 1991 after 34 years service.
She is survived by three daughters - Bonnie E. Brandenburg and Linda Renschler, both of South Whitley, and Kay Miller of Warsaw; two sons - Harold Brandenburg of North Manchester and Robert Brandenburg of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters - Phyliss Dobea of Pierceton, Jean Verona of Hartford City, and Peggy Walker of North Manchester. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters.
Funeral service was held today (Wednesday, April 14, 1999) at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel of Pierceton, with Pastor Ron Sheranko officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery of Pierceton.
Preferred memorials are to the Pierceton Community Citizens Service Agency.
Maudie E. Sturgill
Maudie Ellen Sturgill, 81, of 235 Ohio St., Roann, IN, died Saturday, April 10, 1999 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. She was born June 8k 1917 at Letcher County, Kentucky to James and Leer (Bolling) Sturgill. She married Woodrow Sturgill in Whitesburg, KY Dec. 31, 1934, And he preceded her in death May 31, 1984.
Maudie was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, and lived in Roann since 1960. She was a homemaker who loved quilting and crocheting, but most of all, she loved her family.
Surviving family includes four daughters - Beulah Coots and Pearl Sturgill, both of Roann, Peggy Castle of Wabash, and Patsy Wendell of Portland, IN; two sons - Billy Sturgill of Roann and Teddy Sturgill of Eolia, KY; a daughter-in-law, Anna Sue Sturgill of Corbin, KY; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Three sons, three sisters, and four brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held today, (Wednesday, April 14, 1999) at Baker Funeral Home, Pound, VA with the Revs. Bobby Mullins and Jimmy Hubbard officiating. Burial was in Adams Cemetery, Eolia, KY.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Gail Griplett, 87, of 728 Indiana St., Wabash, IN died Thursday, April 8, 1999 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born May 30, 1911 at Knott County, KY to Wess and Sally Wicker. She married Savalls Triplett Dec. 27, 1929 in Prestonsburg, KY; he died April 9, 1985.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. She lived in Wabash 44 years, and enjoyed her garden and flowers; most of all, she loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She is survived by three sons, Boyd J. Triplett and Charles Ray Triplett, both of Wabash, and Willy Dean Triplett of Houston, TX; six daughters, all of Wabash - Audra Mae Hensley, Billy Fay Porter, Glinda Lay Trusty, Ella Zae Dials, Maureen Saulmon and Pauline Arnett; 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. A son, five brothers, and four sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held Saturday, April 10, 1999 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel, Wabash, with the Rev. Danny Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in the Friends Cemetery of Wabash.
Lamoin A. Montel
Lamoin A. Montel, 79, of 1107 W. State Road 114, North Manchester, died Thursday, April 1, 1999 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born Aug. 7, 1919 in Kosciusko County, IN to Emery and Mary (Metzger) Montel. He married Mary M. Callahan Sept. 25, 1942, and she survives.
He was graduated from Sidney High School in 1937 and attended Manchester College. He was co-owner of International Harvester Dealership from 1952-68 at North Manchester.
He was a member of the Eel River Church of the Brethren; and a former member and Past President of North Manchester Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of Deming Lodge #88 F & AM and Ivy Chapter #69 Order of Eastern Star, both of North Manchester, and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. He and his wife had served as volunteers with the Church of the Brethren in New Windsor, MD, Camp Ithiel, Orlando, FL, and Bethany Seminary of Oakbrook, IL. He was retired from Manchester College Maintenance Department after 16 years employment. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Gary (Dee) Montel of North Manchester; two grandchildren - Mrs. Dennis (Beth) Beckner of North Manchester and Barth (Dr. Angie) Montel of Bluffton, OH; a brother, John Montel of North Manchester; two sisters - Wretha Jenkins of South Whitley and Blanche Fisher of North Manchester; two great-granddaughters - Deanna and Alaina Beckner, both of North Manchester.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. at the Eel River Church of the Brethren, located on SR 14, in Koskiusko County; Rev. Martha Cory will officiate, and friends will be received following the services. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements, and preferred memorials are to either Manchester College, the Eel River Church of the Brethren, or to that of the donor's choice.
James L. Andrews
James Lee Andrews, 70, of 1925 Vernon St., Apr. 2, Wabash, IN died Friday, April 9, 1999 at Wabash Healthcare Center of Wabash. He was born March 19, 1929 at Marion, IN to Charles E. and Murl (Miller) Andrews, both deceased. He married Martha Gray in Marion Sept. 10, 1955.
James was a 1947 graduate of Marion High School, was a millwright with Dana in Marion for 24 years, retiring in 19486. He was active in Marion Little League coaching the Sutter's Pure Milk team. He also coached Little League in LaFontaine. He was an avid fisherman, a veteran of Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He spent his entire life in Grant and Wabash Counties.
He is survived by his wife, Martha at Wabash; three sons - Timothy of Marion, Gary of Wabash, and Charles of Syracuse; a daughter, Brenda Smith of Wabash; a sister, Norma Piper of Marion and a brother, Edward Andrews of Somerset; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A sister preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held today (April 14, 1999) at 11:00 a.m. at the Marion National Cemetery of Marion, IN, where he was buried.
Grandstaqff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash was in charge of arrangements.
Michael W. Bixby Jr.
Michael W. Bixby Jr., 27, of 662 W. Market St., Wabash, IN, died Sunday, April 11, 1999 at his home. He was born April 22, 1971 at Wabash to the late Michael W. Bixby Sr. and Alice (Beeman) Bixby of Wabash. He married Kelly Wright Aug. 29, 1992, and she survives.
He was employed at Eften of North Manchester and Midwestern Pallet Service, Inc. of Wabash.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by daughters Jessika, Kaylee, and Marissa Bixby at home; his grandparents, Sam and Joan Bixby of Elwood, IN; sisters Grace Young and Mrs. Randy (Carrie) Grossnickle of Wabash.
Friends may call at Eddingfield-DeLaughter Mortuary of 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, IN one hour prior to the memorial service to be held Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. j. P. Freeman will officiate and burial will be in Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, IN.
Marie R. Dolsen
Marie R. Dolsen, 84, of 1158B Alber St., Wabash, IN, died Sunday, April 11, 1999 at Community Care Center of Wabash. She was born Dec. 2, 1914 in Wabash County to Lewis E. and Estella (Bidwell) Rice. She married Alfred L. Dolsen Nov. 17, 1935 in Huntington; he died Sept. 20, 1975. She was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, Tri-Chi Sorority, and Wabash County Hospital Auxiliary. She was a graduate of Huntington High School, and moved to Wabash in 1978. She was employed by All State Insurance in Indianapolis for 26 years.
Survivors include a nephew, Larry Rice of Wabash; nieces Janet Fitch of Huntington and Patricia Holtzberg of Albion, IN. A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral service was held today, April 14, 1999 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Main St. Chapel with the Rev. John Leinbaugh officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery of Huntington, IN.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements, and preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society.
Hans D. Wuensch
Hans Dieter Wuensch, 69, of 186S 750E, Lagro, IN died Sunday, April 11, 1999 at his residence. He was born at Berlin, Germany May 19, 1929 to Alfred Bruno and Gertrude (Hemmerle) Wuensch, both deceased. He married Judith Ann Rehak Nov. 3, 1961, and she survives.
He was a member and Elder of the Huntington Church of Our Glorious King of the Great Lake Diocese of the C.E.C. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and worked for more than 30 years as a road driver for Yellow Freight, retired in 1994 with a near perfect safety record. He was a member of Bargersville Masonic Lodge, and of the Indianapolis Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine Temple, and Murat Police Club.
After working as a civilian employee for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force he migrated to the United States in 1960. Upon gaining U.S. Citizenship, he became a member of the Wabash County Sheriff's Department Mounted Patrol. When that was disbanded he joined the Wabash County Sheriff's Reserve as a Special Deputy; he served for more than 20 years as a volunteer for the Sheriff's Department.
He is survived by his wife, Judith; three sons -
Robert Anthony of Lagro, Timothy Ray of Huntington and Thomas Alfred of Andrews; a sister, Marliese Hirscht of Lubeck, Germany, and eight grandchildren. A son preceded him in death.
Friends may call today (Wednesday, Apr. 14, 1999) at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Ave. Chapel with Fr. John Manning and Fr. Rick Leone officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery of Andrews, IN.
Evelyn Futrell, 69, of 330 S. Washington St., Roann, IN, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at Millers Merry Manor East, Wabash, IN. She was born Mar. 10, 1930, at Andrews, IN to Henry and Martha (Snow) Miller. She married Leo W. Futrell, Jr. in Andrews September 17, 1949; he died Nov. 4, 1996.
Mrs. Futrell was a member of Washington Street Wesleyan Church of Wabash, and was employed for 27 years at Vernon Manor Home for Children in Wabash.
Survivors include two daughters - Mrs. Don (Martha) Merrell of Wabash and Mrs. Keith (Mary) Koch of Roann; a son, William (Beth) Futrell of Lagro; three sisters - Mrs. Ted (Eileen) Rittenhouse of Huntington, Mrs. Roy (Rosemary) Quakenbush of Andrews, and Mrs. Wilma Bitzel of Wabash; two brothers - Russell "Bud" Miller of Necedah,WI and Henry "Perk" Miller of Andrews; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Grandstaff-Hentgen, Main Street Chapel, Wabash, Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be at Grandstaff-Hengen Main St. Chapel Friday, April 16, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Hudson officiating. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery of Marion, IN.
Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society.