Joyce Winslow was the daughter of Abner and Hazel (Weston) Disbrow,
she was raised on a farm North of Watervliet on county line road.
These news articles are in her scrapbook, now in possession of
Faye Rouse. Thank you Faye
for generously donating your time to transcribe these and for
donating your work to the Berrien County, Genealogy Project. The
articles here are in alphabetical order.
ROUSE: Birth announcement, Aug. 1975, Melissa Ann Rouse, born 31 July 1975 to Douglas and Sandra Rouse
ANDREW, RUCKDASHEL: Wedding Announcement Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E. Ruckdashel invite you to
share in the joyous occasion at the marriage of their daughter
Janice Kay to Douglas Andrew Jr. This union of their love will
be on Saturday, the tenth of March Nineteen hundred and seventy
nine at half past six in the evening at Trinity Baptist Church,
AVILES, WENDZEL: July
28, 1984 Marriage
services of Lois M. Wendzel and Anthony A. Aviles at Salem Lutheran
Church, Coloma, MI officiated by Pastor Rev. Linden Wendzel, the
Lector Rev. William E. Fischer, Soloist Clifford Dietrich and
Shelia Hattig, Organist Lisa Lohmeyer, Trumpeter Joel Sasso, Maid
of honor Kimberlee Jean Wendzel (sister of the bride) Matron of
Honor Debra Ann Grieser (sister of the bride) Best Man Dale Hammer
cousin of the groom, Bridesmaids Anna Marie Bean, Diann Ruth Davidsmeyer,
Jill Ann Wendzel cousin of the bride. Groomsmen John Briney, Marc
hettig, Thomas L. Wendzel brother of the bride, Timothy L. Wendzel
brother of the bride. Parents of the bride Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth
(Leola) Wendzel. Parents of the groom Mr. & Mrs. Joseph (Cindy)
BODFISH, KING: Newspaper
date unknown Cindy King and Alan Bodfish were married Aug. 6 at the
Hartford United Methodist Church. Rev. Leonard Schoenherr of Watervliet
performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Lucius and Carol
(Mcness) King of Watervliet. The groom is the son of Duane and
Gloria Bodfish of Watervliet. Luann Harden was matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Wendi Eisen, Sheila Frazee and Jodi Jaquays.
Kelly Hutchins was flower girl and Andrew Schied was ringbearer.
Serving as best man was Clinton King. Ushers were Wayne Quigley,
Bob Banasik, Rich Smidt, Bruce Bodfish and Andrew Bodfish.
DISBROW, KRONBORG: Mr. & Mrs. Warren Disbrow and Mr. & Mrs. Carl
Kronborg invite you to share in the joy of their children's wedding
Karleen Ann Disbrow and Timothy Lee Kronborg on the thirteenth
day of March Nineteen hundred and eighty-two at two o'clock in
the afternoon Central Christian Church Mesa, Arizon
DISBROW, LONGJOHN: Wedding
Announcement, unknown paper, 1978 Patricia Anne Disbrow daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dennis
Disbrow Sr., and Brian Edward Longjohn united in marriage Saturday
28 Jan. 1978 at Paw Paw Christian Church, Paw Paw, MI.
DISBROW, NORDAHL: Wedding
the spirit of Christian joy Debra Lynn Nordahl and Dennis Albert
Disbrow, Jr. will join their lives to one another forever on Saturday,
the sixth of May Nineteen hundred and seventy-eight at five thirty
in the afternoon at the Christian Church Paw Paw, Michigan . We
invite you to worship with us and witness our vows. If you are
unable to attend we ask your presence in thought and prayer. Reception
Following at Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Disbrow, Sr.
DISBROW, SHIRA: Wedding Invitation Mr. & Mrs. Warren E. Disbrow have the honor of announcing the marriage of their daughter Margaret Irene to Mr. Jeffery Lynn Shira on Saturday the sixth of June Nineteen Hundred and eighty one Central Christian Church Mesa, Arizona.
ELLIS, WAKINS: Newspaper,
year unknown Kelly
Marlene Watkins and Nathan Kent Ellis III were married Sept. 15,
at Simpson United Methodist church, Bangor, MI. Rev. Morris Rhinehart
performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Mr. & Mrs.
Otto Watkins. Kris Adams was maid of honor, and Theresa Cagle
Distefano was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Karen Watkins,
sister of the bride and Laurie Gruetzmacher. Marnie Wirick and
Courtney Hammond were flower girls and Matthew Wirick was ringbearer.
Patrick Watkins, brother of the bride, served as best man. Ushers
were Douglas Watkins brother of the bride, served as best man.
Ushers were Douglas Watkins, brother of the bride, Mike McKibben,
David Disteano, Jamie Watkins, brother of the bride and Larry
GRIFFIN, UNRATH: Janet Kay Unrath and Keith William Griffin were married
Sat., Oct. 23 1982 at Midway Baptist Church Watervliet, MI. The
Rev. Hrold Knickerhocker, Pastor performed the ceremoney. Parents
of the bride are Mr. & Mrs. Claude Unrath, Hartford, Michigan.
The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. William Griffin of Benton
Harbor, Michigan. Miss. Cathy Anderson was maid of honor and Mrs.
Joel Shroyer was matron of honor. Bridemaids were Miss Sandra
Unrath, Miss Lisa Unrath and Miss Wendy Arny and junior bridesmaids
were Miss Dana Unrath adn Miss Kristy Arny. Serving as best man
was Jim Ridge. Ushers were Steve Parce, Jim DeLapa, Jamie Pruiett,
Anthony Gagliardo and Mark Stuut. Junior ushers were Allen Arny,
Mark Unrath and Brian Arny.
GRYNICH, ROGEL: Wedding
Announcement, unknown paper, Oct., 1976, Wedding of Monica Joyce Grynwich, daughter of Mrs. Ruth
Grynwich of Lakeside, MI and Mr. John Grynwich of Niles, MI and
Alex Victor Rogel Jr. son of Mr. & Mrs. Alex Rogel Sr. of
Watervliet, MI, united in marriage at 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 16, 1976
at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Sawyer, MI. Given in marriage
by her grandfather Mr. Rhine Krone. Matron of honor: Mrs. Daniel
Cortese of Three Oaks, MI sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were
Mrs. William Haney, Miss. Victoria Krone, Miss. Karen Rogel, sister
of the groom, Miss. Rebecah Bender, Miss. Kathy Keller and Miss
Renda Bender. Flower girls: Shannon Bender and Cindy Kliemchen.
Ring Bearer: Jon Hamey. Best man: Walley Hamey, Ushers: William
Haney, John Grynwich, brother of the bride,Donald Schultz, Alan
Barchett, Kieth Krieger, David Rogel, brother of the groom,Daniel
Cortese, Dennis Hack and Paul Bailey.
HILL, WATKINS: Newspaper,
Marie Watkins and Anthony Wayne Hill were married July 26, 1986
at a 3 p.m. ceremony, Pastor Grant Fanger officiated. The bride
is the daughter of Kenneth and Mary Watkins of South Haven. The
groom is the son of Charles and Joan Hill of South Haven. Maid
of honor was Beth French, matron of honor was Jill Newton. Bridesmaids
were Debbie, Aimee and Christy Watkins all sisters of the bride.
The Best man was Tim Corbett of South Haven. Groomsmen were Brian
Smith of Kalamazoo, Matt McKane of Detroit and Wade Brooks of
South Haven. Ushers Clark Jones and Brian Skinner. Darren and
Darryl Swaggerty were the ring bearers.
HOWARD, DAVIS : Unknown
Newspaper, 1978, 50th Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Alton Howard. Mrs.
Robert (Alora) Davis and Alton Jay Howard daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Alton Howard hosted the occasion of the celebration of their
parents golden wedding anniversary this past Sunday Oct. 29th.
Alton and the former Viola Anthony were united in marriage on
Oct. 27, 1928 at the Methodist parsonage which at that time was
located on High Street at the present location of the First National
Drive-in-Bank. Viola is the daughter of Ethel and Harry E. Anthony,
of South Haven, both deceased. Alton is the son of the late O.J.
Howard a well known veterinarian and Lena Howard 94 years old,
who has been a resident of Watervliet for 70 years. Alton is a
registered professional engineer and land surveyor in MI and Georgia
and has practiced his profession in this vicinity 49 years as
construction superintendent of the Austin Co. of Chicago. He also
spent 4 years serving in the U. S. Army during WWII as a combat
engineer with the Pacific Theater. They have 3 grandsons Keith,
Kenny and Kevin Davis.
JASTER, MURPHY: Wedding
& Mrs. Edgar Jaster request the honour of your presence at
the marriage of their daughter Jill Ruth to Robert James Murphy
on Saturday the fourteenth of November Nineteen hundred and eighty-one
at three o'clock in the afternoon at St. John Lutheran Church
JASTER, SITTIG: Wedding
Program of Luann Marie Jaster and Robert Paul Sittig. St. John's
Lutheran Church, Montello, Wisconsin, Saturday, Aug. 4th, 1979
4:00 P. M., Solo: Sisters of the Bride Nancy and Gail Jaster,
Officiant: Pastor Paul Kolander, Organist Mrs. Paul Kolander,
Guitarist: Nancy Jaster (sister of the bride), Rice Girl: Kristen
Jaster (sister of the bride) At Guest Book: Sarah Kern, Maid of
Honor: Susan Duesterhoeft, Bridesmaids: Jill Jaster, Rebecca Jaster
(sisters of the bride), Best Man: Don Seltz (cousin of the groom),
Groomsmen: Kevin Mathleus, Jim Sittig (brother of the groom) Parents
of the Bride: Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Jaster, Parents of the Groom:
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Sittig.
Hartford Newspaper, 1979 Darcel Jones and James E. Scheid were married Saturday,
Sept. 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Watervliet. The Rev.
Adolph Nadrach performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are
Mr. & Mrs. Dale R. Jones of Hartford, MI and the groom is
the son of Mr. & Mrs. Louis J. Scheid of Watervliet, MI. Mrs.
Tamra McNees was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss. Janet Unrath
and Miss. Dorinda Jones (sister of the bride) and Decima Jones
(sister of the bride). Jennifer Scheid was flower girl and Shane
Bailey was ringbearer. Serving as his brothers best man was Thomas
Scheid. Ushers were Donald Engiehardt, Mark Malin and Barry Jones,
brother of the bride.
JONES, FULLER: 1986
Kay Jones and Richard Fuller, were married July 5, at Hartford
United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Hice performed the ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jones of Hartford.
The groom is the son of Richard Fuller Sr. of Hartford and Glenda
Harrison of Covert. Christine Parker was matron of honor. Bridesmaids
were Darcel Scheid, Dorinda Jones, Lisa Deloach, Sandi Moore,
Raceen Fuller. Teresa Genovese was flower girl and Zach Stoner
was ring bearer. Serving as best man was Mark parker. Ushers were
Barry Jones, Steve Stoner, Mark Deloach, Steve Harmon, David Deloach
and Ronnie Fuller.
KRIEGER, PURKIS: 1979
Warren, Benton Harbor was the setting for the wedding of Caryn
Ann Purkis and Keith George Krieger. The Rev. Harvey Lord, minister
of Plymouth Congregational Church, Watervliet, performed the outdoor
ceremony on Sat., Jund 2nd.
Parents of the bride are Mr. & Mrs. Claude E. Purkis, Jr. of Birmingham, MI. The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. George D. Krieger of Watervliet, MI. Miss. Carla Purkis, sister of the bride was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Paul (Karen)Nickels, sister of the groom, Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) Krieger, sister-in-law of the groom, and Miss. Debbie Oathout. Serving as his brothers best man was Kenneth Krieger. Groomsmen were Paul Nickels, Rich Lachman and Patrick Briney, Claude Purkis III and Cullen Purkis, brothers of the bride served as ushers. The bride is a graduate of Wylie E. Groves High School and Western Michigan. The Groom is a graduate of Watervliet High School, Lake Michigan College and Western Michigan University. He is employed at Salute Foods, Montgomery, Ala.
KUYT, MAY: Wedding
the spirit of Christian joy Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Kuyt request
the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Ruth Ann to Warren Dee May as they vow their lives to one another
Saturday, the twenty-fourth of February Nineteen hundred and seventy-nine
at two o'clock in the afternoon Galilee Baptist Church Glendale,
LACKER, KREIGER: Marriage
Announcement, unknown paper, May 1978 Margaret Ann Lacker daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Robert
J. Lacker married Kenneth Charles Krieger son of George and Jane
Krieger Friday 19 May 1978 at the First United Methodist Church
of St. Joseph. Maid of honor: Barbara J. Lacker sister of the
bride. Best Man: Keith G. Krieger, brother of the groom. Bridesmaid:
Margo L. Ameling and Karen R. Nickels sister of the groom. Grooms
attendants: Gary C. Ameling and Paul D. Nickels brother in law
of the groom. Ushers: Gregory L. Cerecky and Peter J. Froehlich
cousin of the bride.
LOLOTTA, SARNO: Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Sarno and Mrs. Rose La Lotta invite
you to share their happiness as their daughter, Ann and her son
John, share the Sacrament of Matrimony. A Wedding Mass will celebrate
their union Sat. the twenty-eight of July, nineteen hundred and
seventy-nine 12:00 noon St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph,
Marriage Announcement, unknown paper, 1975, Linda Ann Matson, daughter
of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Matson married Allen Dale Winslow son
of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Winslow Saturday, Aug. 16, 1975 at Peace
Temple, United Methodist Church, Benton Harbor, MI. Mr. &
Mrs. Robert Matson were from Warsaw, In. , Mr. & Mrs. Charles
Winslow were from Watervliet, MI. Matron of Honor was Miss. Sandra
Matson sister of the bride, brides maids were, Miss. Karen Krieger,
Miss Catherine Sells and Miss Gail Sarno. Best man was Dennis
Hollar, Charles Hadley, Garry Unrath, Robert Matson Jr. Linda
Matson graduated from Benton Harbor High School, Lake Michigan
College and Western University and is a second grade teacher in
Coloma. He graduated from Hartford High school, and Western University
and is a cost accountant for Chemetron.
Anniversary, Unknown newspaper, 1980, Mr. & Mrs. Carl McNees
were honored at a surprise open house June 22, 1980 at the home
of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Lucius (Carol)
King of Watervliet, also hosting the open house was the couples
son and daughter-in-law Mr. & Mrs. Donald McNees of Hartford,
MI. Carl McNees and the former Florence Shingledecker were married
June 21, 1930 in South Bend, Ind and have lived in this area all
Record, Sept. 25, 1975, Janyce Polmanteer,daughter
of Mr. & Mrs. Lester Polmanteer, Watervliet, MI and Robert
Hutchins son of Mr. & Mrs. G. W. Hutchins of Watervliet, MI.
were married Friday Sept. 19, 1975 at St. Joseph Catholic Church
Watervliet, MI. Matron of Honor: Margo Saetre sister of the bride,
bridesmaid: Miss Mary Beth LaMarche of Ill., Mrs. Steve (Sharla)
Evans, Middleville, MI. Best Man: Gary Phillippi, of Watervliet,
MI. Ushers were Dan Hutchins brother of the groom and Tom Harper
of Watervliet, MI.
Record, Sept. 1975, Alex and Margaret Rogel will be married 25 years on
Sept. 2, 1975. They were married Sept. 2, 1950 at St. Paul's United
Church of Christ, Bainbridge Township, Watervliet, MI. Helen (Rogel)
Fellner, served as the maid of honor and bridesmaids were Wanda
(Skibbe) Ray Sturgis and Leona (Schmidt) Janke. Bestman was Raymond
Rogel. The couple have five children son's Gary, Robin,Victor
and David Rogel daughters Sharon Schultz and Karen. Alex owned
and operated Alex Auto Repair in Coloma for 15 years.
SARNO, PAYOVICH: Marriage
Watervliet Record 1975, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Anthony Sarno are on a Wedding
trip to Las Vegas following their marriage Saturday, July 29,
1975, at St. Joseph Catholic Church St Joseph Mi. Parents of the
bride the former Laura Lynn Payovich and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas
Payovich St. Joseph, MI . The Groom is the son of Mr & Mrs.
Jerry Sarno of Covert, MI. Miss Robin Hettig was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Miss Cheryl Barry, Miss Kathleen McCourt, Miss
Julie Payovich, sister of the bride and Miss Janice Sarno sister
of the groom. Amy Lynn Landeck was flower girl and Harry John
Sarno was ringbearer. Serving as best man was James Sarno. Ushers
were John Schueneman, John Conlin, Andrew Regan. Tim Pullano,
John Lomacz and Thomas Payovich, brother of the bride.
SARNO, WITKOWSKI: Wedding Invitation Jerry and Elda Sarno together with Ted and Judy Witkowski request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children Janice and Ted. The Wedding mass will be celebrated Saturday the twenty-third of March Nineteen hundred and eighty-five at two 0'clock in the afternoon St. Joseph Catholic Church , St. Joseph Mi.
Unknown paper, Sept, 1979, Mr. & Mrs. Dale R. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Louis
J. Scheid invite you to witness as their children Darcel Jones
and James Scheid share the Sacrament of Matrimony with each other.
A wedding Mass will celebrate this union Sat. the 22 of Sept.
1979 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Watervliet,
SKIBBE: Unknown paper, 1980, Golden Wedding Anniversary, Mr. & Mrs. Carl R. Skibbe will be honored with a reception in the Lion's Hall Paw Paw, Sat. Their children are Mrs. Alex (Margaret) Rogel of Kewadin, MI, Lester Skibbe of Dowagiac, MI, Mrs. Donald (Wanda) Ray of Sturgis, Mrs. Philip (Ruth) Coulson of Lawton, Mrs. Walter (Janet) Hamey of Paw Paw and Frank J. Skibbe of Montrose, Iowa. They have 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Emma Behnke became the bride of Carl R. Skibbe on Nov. 22, 1930 at Dowagiac, MI. After their marriage they resided in Bainbridge Township, Watervliet, MI until moving to Paw Paw in 1952. They have been engaged in farming. Mr. Skibbe was employed at the Watervliet Paper Mill and Mrs. Skibbe at the La Cantina Restaurant in Paw Paw both are retired.
1981 Newspaper Julie Stoughton and Maurice Wayne Unrath were married
Sat. Dec. 5, at Bloomingdale Christian Church. The Rev. Bill Napp
pastor of the church and the Rev. Dennis Karrow of 58th Ave. Baptist
Church Cicero, Ill., performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride
are Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Stought of Paw Paw, MI. The groom is the
son of Mrs. Fannie Unrath of Greenville, Tenn. Mrs. Randy Koehn,
sister of the bride, was matron of honor: Bridesmaids were Mrs.
Thomas Adriance, Mrs. Dennis Karrow and Miss Maureen Unrath, sister
of the groom and junior bridesmaid was Miss Jori Ortegon. Angela
Karrow was flower girl and Jeremy Alfieri was ringbearer. Serving
as best man was Randy Olds. Ushers were Mike Woodward, Richard
Conklin, Michael Campo, David Moss, Doug Stoughton, brother of
the bride and Randy Koehn. The bride is a graduate of Faith Baptist
Academy, attended Bob Jones University and is a graduate of the
American Beauty College, Kalamazoo. The groom is a graduate of
Hartford Hight school and attended Lake Michigan College. He is
engaged in farming in Bangor, MI.
STOUGHTON, UNRATH: Mr. & Mrs. Arird Stoughton and Mrs. Fannie Unrath invite you to share in the joy of the marriage uniting their children Julie Ann and Maurice Wayne on Saturday, the fifth of December Nineteen hundred and eighty-one at six o'clock in the evening Bloomingdale Christian Church corner of Cherry and Pine St. Bloomingdale, Michigan. Wedding Program - Scripture Reading: Pastor Bill Napp, Wedding Ceremoney: Pastor Dennis Karrow, Matron of Honor: Debbie Koehn, Best Man: Randy Olds, Bridesmaids: Beth Adriance, Marilyn Karrow, Maureen Unrath, Jori Ortegon, Groomsmen: Mike Woodward, Rich Conklin, Michael Campo, Dave Moss. Ring Bearer: Jeremy Alferi, Flower Girl: Angelo Karrow, Ushers: Doug Stoughton, Randy Koehn.
WENDZEL, GRIESER: Unknown
paper, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Wendzel and Mr. & Mrs. Dean
Grieser invite you to share in the joy of the marriage uniting
their children Debra Ann Wendzel and Jerrold Bruce Grieser on
Saturday, Jan. the sixth 1979 at Salem Lutheran Church, Coloma,
MI. Maid of Honor: Lois Wendzel (sister of the bride), Bridesmaids:
Kimberlee Jean Wendzel (sister of the bride), Mrs. Robert Scaletta
(sister of the groom) Mrs. Frank Megna and Miss Abigail Woodruff.
Best man: Mark Brusveen Ushers: Mort Leith, Robert Scaletta, Gary
Bluschke, Donald Paul, Thomas Wendzel (brother of the bride) and
Timothy Wendzel (brother of the bride). The bride is a graduate
of Watervliet Hight School, attended Lake Michigan College and
is a senior at Western Michigan University majoring in special
education. The groom is a graduate of Watervliet high school and
Lake Michigan College and is engaged in farming in Bainbridge
WESTON, ROSS: Wedding
Announcement, unknown paper, 1978 Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Weston
request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter
Carol Lynn to Mr. David Martin Ross on Friday, the ninth of April
Nineteen hundred and seventy-six at three-thirty o'clock St. Alphonus
Church 224 Carrier Street Northeast Grand Rapids, Michigan. [Ronald
Weston, was the son of James Weston, grandson of Lucius Weston
who owned a farm in Hartford township.]
Acton, Robert Franklin, son of Eva and Orry Acton was born
on Aug. 16, 1894 in Benton Harbor, MI. He attended Fish Corners
School in Covert, MI where he graduated form the 8th grade. He
later attended school in Benton Harbor, Mi. In 1912, he married
Elizabeth Weston of Hartford, MI. Out of this union two son's
were born , Donald and Robert Jr. Donald passed away at age 3.
Robert was employed by J. B. Toland Chevrolet as a mechanic and
C & O RR in New Buffalo. They later moved to Long Beach, CA.
where Elizabeth passed away. Robert married his second wife Leah,
Aug. 21, 1953. She survives him in Caryville, Florida where they
have lived the past 21 years. Son Robert preceded him in death
in Downey, CA. in 1974. Newspaper, 1979
75, of Watervliet died April 21 in Bry Fern Nursing home. Mr.
Arnold was born Feb. 24, 1901 in Hart, MI and was retired from
Watervliet Paper Co. Surviving are his widow, Ann; 2 daughters,
Mrs. Hershell (Norma) Harris and Mrs. Ray (Noreen) Zuchowski,
both of Coloma and a brother Myrl of Claremont, Fla. Newspaper,
H., 90, of Coloma died Thursday, Feb. 17, at Dowagiac Nursing
home. He was a member of the Coloma Methodist Church. Burial was
in Coloma Cemetery. He was a member of the Coloma Masonic Lodge
162. He was a member of the Coloma Order of the Eastern Star No.
307 and a Past Patron of the chapter, a member of the Low 12 Club
of Berrien County, a 32 degree Mason, Valley of Grand Rapids and
a Shriner, Saladin Temple, Grand Rapids. The Rev. Tim Closson,
Coloma Methodist Church officiated at the Service. Mr. Bachman
was born Feb. 1, 1893 in Coloma. He owned and operated Bachman
Standard Oil in Coloma from 1940 to 1970. Survivors include his
wife, the former Alpha Hagle; one son Donald of Hartford; five
daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Cooper of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla,
Mrs. Howard (Alice) McNabb of Tampa, Fla. , Mrs. Earl (Jean) McKean
and Mrs. William (Jane) Furlan both of Watervliet., and Mrs. Walter
(Jackie) Wuebles of Bellville, Ill.; two brothers, Norman of Hartford,
and Bernard of Coloma, one sister, Mrs. Sara Marie Larsen of Grand
Rapids, nine grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. His first
wife Esther preceded him in death in 1943. Newspaper Feb. 17,
Harper, 87, expired July 27, 1979. She was born in Watervliet
on May 23, 1892, the daughter of James and Frances Harper. She
spent her entire life in this community. She was a long time and
valued employee of the Watervliet Paper Company as advertising
Service Clerk beginning her duties on Sept. 15, 1919 and retiring
on June 29, 1962. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Her husband
Glen died Dec. 13, 1972. Newspaper, 1979
Cecil, 68, of Watervliet, died Mon. surviving are her husband
Cecil; a daughter Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Fisz, Mishawaka, In.
4 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Clara Wood, Lima, Ohio. Newspaper,
July 25, 1977
91, owner and operator with her late husband, Sheldon of the former
Bridges Olds Chevrolet dealership in Watervliet, died Thursday,
Sept. 18. She was a member of the Congrational Church of Watervliet.
Mrs. Bridges was born June 29, 1895. She was a member of the American
Legion Auxilary Post 338 of Watervliet, Rebecah Lodge, The ladies
Metropolitan Club, and a member of the Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club.
Survivors include a granddaughter Paula Jeanne Bridges of Watervliet.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1961 and a son Richard, in
1978. Newspaper, date unknown (1986?)
58, owner of Bridges Chevrolet and Oldsmobile agency, Watervliet
died Tuesday. Mr. Bridges was born July 26, 1920 in Watervliet.
He was a veteran of WW II. Active in civic affairs, he was a Watervliet
City commisioner for 12 years. Watervliet Township constable,
Watervliet Fire Dept. board member for 12 years. Commissioner
for Berrien County Soldiers and sailors relief commission. Watervliet
Airport Board and was recently nominated for Who's Who in MI.
He was a past commander of American Legion Post 380. Survivors
include his wife the former Virginia Arnold; a daughter Paula
Watervliet and his mother, Mrs. Orrial Bridges of Watervliet.
Newspaper, Oct. 10, 1978
91 of Hartford died Friday Nov. 5. He was born Dec. 2, 1884 in
Bainbridge township. He was a retired farmer and retired employee
of Watervliet Paper Mill. Survivors include his wife, the former
Myra Olds whom he married June 14, 1911 in Bainbridge township,
a daughter , Mrs. Claude (Doris) Unrath of Hartford and 2 sister
Mrs. Alice Willmeng, Bainbridge and Mrs. Luella Cooper St. Petersburg,
Fla. 3 grandchildren and 3 great grand-children. Newspaper, 1976
91, of Hartford, MI died early Sunday morning at Community Hospital.
Mrs. Butzbach was born Oct. 29, 1889 in Bainbridge Township. Her
husband Alford, preceded her in death in 1976. Survivors include:
a daughter, Mrs. Claude (Doris) Unrath of Hartford, 3 grandchildren
and 4 great grandchildren. Newspaper, no date
66, of Coloma died Thursday. He was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Hartford.
Survivors include: his wife Annette; 2 daughters Mrs. James (Barbara)
Boland of L'Anse Michigan, Mrs. Jack (Shirley) Clark of Luther,
Mi, 5 son's: Richard of Norristown, PA, Alan of Chesterton, IN,
Dennis of San Antonio, TX, Michael of Watervliet, Thomas of Coloma,
two stepdaughters, Mrs. Sharon Vargo of Coloma, Mrs. Ronald (Patrica)Johnson
of Chicago, Ill.,one step son Gregory Taylor of Flint, 26 grandchildren,
3 great grandchildren, one brother Edwin of Hartford and 3 sisters,
Mrs. Edna Westin of Decatur, Mrs. Raymond (Eunice ) Shreve of
San Bernadino, CA, Mrs. Ross (Mabel) Jones of Sutters Creek, CA.
A., born March 3, 1904, died June 18, 1976. Funeral Memoriam
(Edith), of Flint, MI formerly of Watervliet died Thursday. She
was born Oct. 30, 1898 in Watervliet. She was retired from the
Fisher Body Plant. Survivors include: 2 brothers Albert Skibbe
of Benton Harbor, Carl Skibbe of Paw Paw and 4 sisters Mrs. Adeline
Bradley of Hartford, Mrs. Matilda Sieber of Benton Harbor, Mrs.
Fred (Alma) Schmidt of Bridgman and Mrs. Martha Matthews of Janesville,
Wis. Newspaper, Feb. 21, 1980
72 of Watervliet was dead on arrival Thursday . Surviving are
his widow Fay; 2 son's James, Escanaba, Mi and Donald, Milwaukee,
Wisc. a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Joyce) Hamiel, Gullver, MI., a step-son
George Wood, Watervliet, 4 step-daughters Mrs. Paul (Mary) Rutter,
Dayton, Ohio, Mrs Clarence (Betty)Pomeroy, Hartford, Mrs. Tharold
(Patricia) Hogmire Bangor and Mrs. Maurice (Delores) Kietzer,
Hartford and a brother Carl of Lawrence. Newspaper, May 14, 1976
born July 23, 1918 Watervliet, Mi died April 4, 1982 St. Joseph,
MI Officiating Rev. Harvey Lord, Organist Warren Colby, Casket
bearers George Krieger, Rich Smith, Bob Ruthsatz, Mac Reynolds,
Robert Fisher, Jim Albright. Interment Watervliet, MI, Watervliet
Cemetery. Funeral Memorium April 4, 1982
Case, Mrs. Audrey,
63, of Watervliet died Sunday at Shoreham Terrace Nursing Home
. Mrs. Case was born July 23, 1918 in Watervliet. She was employed
as a Secretary at Appliance Buyers Credit Corp. She was a member
of the Plymouth Congrational Church. Survivors include her mother
Mrs. Marjorie Widmeyer of Watervliet. Newspaper, April 4, 1982
F., 81 of Sister Lakes, died Wed. She was a member of the Riverside
Methodist Church. Mrs. Cochrane was born Feb. 6, 1902 in Hartford
Township. She was formerly employed as a ward clerk at Memorial
Hospital. She was a member of Gold Star Mothers. Survivers includeone
son Donald "Mickey" of Coloma and two grandchildren.
One son Robert Timmons, preceded her in death in 1944. Newspaper,
date not noted. Others on same page were 1982-1985.
E., of Coloma, 87, passed away at Mercy Hospital. Mr. Dade was
born Aug. 30, 1892 in Coloma. He was a retired dairy and beef
farmer. His wife the former Floy Bell, preceded him in death June
7, 1965. Survivors are a son Raymond E. Dade of Los Alamintos,
CA., and 3 grandchildren. Mr. Dade was a member of the Coloma
Masonic Lodge no. 162; Coloma OES 32nd. Degree Scottish Rite,
Valley of Grand Rapids, Low twelve, Tall Cedars and the Coloma
Hartford and Watervliet Scottish Rite Club. Newspaper, 1980
84, of Hartford, died Monday at Watervliet Hospital. He was born
July 18, 1892 in Coloma. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Ora
whom he married April 5, 1913 , survives. Newspaper, 1976
Dade, Hiram L.,
84, died Mon, Sept. 13. He was born July 18, 1892 in Coloma. On
April 5, 1913, her was married to the former Ora G. Smith who
survives him. He was a retired farmer. Also surviving is a daughter
in law Mrs. Waldo (Shirley) Dade Somers, of Hartford. A son Gordon
preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 1972. Newspaper, 1977
In loving memory of Erwin S. Disbrow, born June 16, 1902, passed
away Dec. 11, 1977 funeral services St. Paul Lutheran Church Wednesday
Dec. 14, 1977. Funeral Memoriam
B: In loving memory of Marie B. Disbrow born Feb. 6, 1907 died
March 9, 1971. Funeral Memoriam
E., born Jan. 14, 1919, passed away July 26, 1979 Services at
St. Paul Lutheran Church Saturday, July 28, 1979 at 2:00 p.m.
The Reverend Elvin H. Marquardt officiating. Interment Lakeview
Cemetery South Haven, Michigan Monday, July 30, 1979 at 3:00 p.m.
Obituary, unknown paper, 1979
Dodd, Mrs. Elmira,
76, of Watervliet died Thursday at Niles. She was born July 21,
1901 in Watervliet. Surviving are 2 sons, Robert, Platteville,
Wis., Omer , Placerville, CA and 2 brothers Gerald Coon and Edgar
Coon, both of Watervliet. Newspaper, Sept. 16, 1976
Florence C., 83, formerly of Coloma, died Friday at her home in
Monroe, LA. Miss. Drach was born Nov. 21, 1902 in Bainbridge Township.
She received her bachelor's degree in biology from Western Michigan
and her master's degree from the University of Chicago. She was
a biologist-technician and director of the Louisiana Health Departments,
Monroe branch for 42 years. She had taught Biology at the University
of Texas. Survivors include a sister Mrs. Clara F. Hoadley of
Three Oaks and a brother Howard Drach of Coloma.
George (Jean A.), 51, of Watervliet, died Sunday at Kalamazoo.
She was born Dec. 17, 1928 in Watervliet. She was a registered
nurse. Survivors include her husband; a son Randy at home; a daughter
Cathy Edmonds of Hartford and 3 grandchildren. Newspaper, April
68 of Watervliet, died Sat. morning, Oct. 9. He was a member of
the Henry Chamberlain Lodge No. 308,F&AM, of which he was
a member. Mr. Hawks was born Oct. 3, 1914 in Watervliet. He was
engaged in farming and had been employed as a mechanic for 40
years at Pumfery's County Line garage. Surviv0rs include: his
wife Alice, a son Dale of Clarkston, MI; two daughters Mrs. John
(Judy) McCormick of South Bend, Ind. and Elaine Hawks of Ann Arbor;
five grandchildren and a brother, Lloyd of Bellevue, MI. Newspaper,
68 of Hartford, died Wednesday Dec. 12 at Memorial hospital St.
Joseph. Mrs. Hickey was born Dec 9, 1916 in Watervliet. Survivors
include one daughter, Sherri Oisten of Sparta, MI one grandchild
and one sister Bess Erwin of Decatur. She was preceded in death
by her husband Edward Wendell Hickey in 1971 and one daughter
Cindy Lou Hickey in 1961. Newspaper, date unknown
Jr., 62, of Coloma died Tuesday Jan. 31, at Mercy Hospital. He
was born Oct. 11, 1915 in Coloma. He was a retired 1st. Sergeant
of the U.S. Army retiring in 1964. Survivors include his mother,
Mrs. Barbara Horney, Coloma; one sister, Mrs. Waymon (Barbara)
Johnson, Coulterville, Ill and 3 brothers, Norman, William both
of Coloma and Allen of Niles. Newspaper, no date
63, former Watervliet resident, died in Palm Beach, Florida, Sat.,
April 25th. Funeral Services were held April 28th at St. Joseph
Catholic church in Watervliet. Burial was in Calvary cemetery,
Benton Harbor, MI. Mr. Hutchins was born May 18, 1917 in Gobles.
He was raised in Watervliet and was graduated from Watervliet
High School. He lived in Benton Harbor and owned and operated
the Anchor Barber Shop, before, he retired and moved to Florida.
He is survived by one son, Roger, Lantana, Fla. One daughter Mrs.
Bob (Sue) Garlanger, Meramar, Fla. seven grandchildren, two great
grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Robert (Loretta) Olds, North Muskegon,
one brother G. W. Hutchins, Watervliet. His wife Jessie died in
1960 three brothers Andrew, Bernard, and Norbert preceded him
in death. Newspaper, 1981
In loving memory of Rose Kerekes, born Oct. 14, 1887 and passed
away Feb. 24, 1976. Funeral Memoriam
F., died Sept. 29, in Kansas City, MO. She was born June 20, 1898
to Moses and Viola Cullom. Mrs. Leach was a teacher for 44 years
beginning in the Coloma Schools then the Cribbs Corners and 20
years at Millwood in Kalamazoo. She retired from teaching in 1965.
Surviving is her husband Theodore, a daughter Mrs. Robert (Helen)
Wagner of Richland, MI, 3 granddaughters, Mrs. Michael (Suann)
Little of Plainwell, MI., Mrs. James (Karen Ann) Nuyen of Kalamazoo
and Miss. Marriann Wagner of Richland. 1 great grandson Jeremy
Little of Plainwell. Newspaper, 1976
Caroline, 90, died Fri. afternoon at the Bry Fern Nursing home,
Berrien Center. Mrs. Leverton was born Feb. 18, 1891 in Chicago.
She operated the Royal Blue Grocery Store in Watervliet from 1926
to 1962, the first 29 years with her husband John Henry who died
in 1955. The last seven years with her son's Henry and Wilbur
(Red) who preceded her in death in 1973. Survivors in addition
to her son include a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Messinger of Watervliet,
six grandchildren 8 great-grandchildren, and a brother Harry Peterson
of South Haven
59, well known local resident died Fri. morning in St. Edwards
Mercy Medical Center, Arkansas following a long illness. On Aug.
12 of last year she was flown to Ark. to reside alternately with
her daughters Carol and Nancy. She was born in Watervliet on June
27, 1918, the daughter of Jerome and Ethle Pitcher. She graduated
from Watervliet High School and on Sept. 25, 1938 was united in
marriage to Wilbur Leverton in the home of his parents Harry and
Caroline Leverton. Her husband was associated in business with
his father and his brother Henry in the J. H. Leverton & Son's
grocery on Main St. She was a member of the Literary Guild for
thirty years and served the organization in many capacities, including
that of president. At one time she was chairperson of the Loan
Closet and stored and maintained the equipment in her spacious
home. As a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and the Watervliet
Fire Belles, she was an active participant in their work. She
was employed by the City of Watervliet for 8 years until ill health
forced her resignation as assistant, deputy clerk. Survivors include
2 daughters Mrs. William (Carol) Gertz and Mrs. Robert (Nancy)
Olson of Ft. Smith, Ark. Brother and sisters: Jerome (Bud) Pitcher,
Inman, S. Carolina; Harry Pitcher, Berrien Springs, Jack Pitcher,
Mishawaka, In. Mrs. Benie (Lydia De Rose, Mt. Clemens; Mrs. Richard
(Genevieve) O'Hara, Elkhart, In., Mrs. Frank (Mary) Pflugradt,
Mrs. Norman (Beverly) Wendzel both of Watervliet. Also surviving
are her father Jerome Pitcher, Watervliet and 3 grandchildren.
Her husband, Wilbur, expired April 14, 1973. Newspaper, June 1,
a former Watervliet man 89 who resided with his daughter Mrs.
Edward (Olga) Nykiel in Orland Park, Ill died Monday at Palos
Community Hospital, Palos Heights, Ill. Mr. Lukovich was born
July 11, 1897 in Russia. Survivors include his daughter, 2 grandchildren,
4 great grand-children. His wife, Jospehine preceded him in death
in 1971. Newspaper, unknown date
John (Viola B.), 77, formerly of Watervliet died Sunday at Blossom
Care Center, Benton Harbor. Mrs. Matrau was born Aug. 27 1907
in Indiana. Survivors include her husband; one son Gordon of Elsie,
Mi, two daughters Mrs. Merlin (Betty) Tanner of Benton Harbor
and Mrs. Norman (Doris) Titsworth of Custer, MI. 16 grandchildren,
10 great grandchildren and two sister Mrs. Leo (Mabel) Yirchott
and Mrs. Carl (Florence)McNess both of Watervliet. Newspaper,
no date (abt. 1982-1984)
66, of Watervliet died Mon. He was born April 40, 1914. Survivors
include his wife Laverne; a son, Louis of Sodus; 2 daughters,
Mrs. Jerry (Mary Jane) Carlson of Sodus, and Mrs. Eddie (Virginia)
Watson of Eau Claire, 5 grandchildren a brother John of Grandville
and 3 sisters Mrs. Art (Julia) Stubelt and Margaret Stately of
Benton Harbor and Mrs. Bill (Ann Mabel) Genovese of Coloma. Newspaper,
died Sat. at Memorial Hospital. He was born March 3, 1899 in Hagar
Township. He was a fruit farmer for many years. His wife Louise,
preceded him in death in 1972. Survivors include 3 sons, Albert
and Victor both of Coloma, Harold of Riverside, 3 daughters Mrs.
Dwight (Dorothy) Nutting, Mrs. Walter (Clara) Kroschel, Coloma.
Mrs. John (Marguerite) Knox, Covert; a sister, Mrs. Leslie (Francis)
Schmuhl, Coloma and 14 grandchildren. Newspaper, 1976(?)
Olds, Mrs. Phillip
(Helen Jackson), 58, of Portage, formerly of Watervliet died at
her home Sat. Jan. 2, 1982. Survivors include her husband Dr.
Phillip Olds; a daughter , Diane of Atlanta, GA., a son Stephen
of Grosse Point and her mother Mrs. Alma Jackson of Kalamazoo.
88 of Watervliet, died this morning at Community Hospital. He
was born June 11, 1892. Survivors include 3 son's, Jerome (Bud)
of Hendersonville, N.C., Harry of Buchanan, Jack of Mishawaka,
In., 4 daughters, Mrs. Bernie (Linda) DeRosa of Sarasota, Fla.,
Mrs. Richard (Genevieve) O"Hara of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Frank
(Mary Francis) Pflugradt and Mrs. Norman (Beverly) Wendzel, both
of Watervliet, 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. His
wife Ethel and two daughters Helen Leverton and Betty Pitcher
preceded him in death. Newspaper, July 1, 1988
of Watervliet died Dec. 11 after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Richcreek was the owner and operator of Richcreek Well Drilling
Company. Member of the Mi. Well Drillers Assoc. a former Watervliet
township clerk and the Watervliet Fire Board. Mr. Richcreek served
as township clerk from 1970 to 1974. He was one of 3 township
representatives on the fire board and had been a fire board member
for 5 years. He was born to Mr. Richcreek was born to Edward and
Elizabeth Richcreek on Jan. 20, 1910 in Goodland, In. He married
Frances Moser on July 4, 1935. Surviving are his widow, Frances,
2 sons, Lloyd and Terry of Watervliet; 2 brothers, Harry of Ind.
and LaCurtis, Benton Harbor; 2 sisters, Mrs. Delbert (Majory)
Tolle, Kalamazoo and Mrs. Merton (Mildred) Wilson of Dowagiac
and 5 grandchildren, 1 brother and 1 sister preceded him in death.
A., 28, of Watervliet who died Wednesday at what Berrien Sheriff's
officers described as a self-inflected gunshot wound. He was born
Oct. 16, 1954 in South Bend. Survivors include his wife Mary,
two daughter Rita and Katie both at home; His father Howard of
South Bend, In., four brothers, John of South Bend, Jim of Watervliet,
Joe of Houston, TX and Tom of Coloma and four sisters, Mrs. John
(Alice) Raab of Mishawaka, In., Mrs. Edward (Margaret) Thirion
of Sarasota, Fla., Mrs. Art (Cathy) Herman of Coloma and Mary
Beth Rodriguez of Houston, TX. Newspaper, date unknown (abt. 1982-1985)
68, of Hartford, died Sun. Sept. 25. She was born March 23, 1909
in Watervliet. She was a member of the Hartford Federated Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Myron (Arlene) Lockwitz, Coloma,
a son, Alvin Rosewall, Hartford; 3 grandsons, a sister, Mrs. Lachlan
(Peg) McArthur and a brother, Anthony (Tony) Sweeny, Amos preceded
her in death in 1964. Newspaper, 1977
85, of Benton Harbor, died Thursday at Shoreham Terrace Nursing
Home, St. Joseph, MI. He was born June 11, 1893 in Connellsville,
PA. He retired from Clark Equipment Co in 1959. Survivors include
his wife the former Glada M. Hall;3 daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy)
Conklin, Mrs. Arthur (Henrietta) Zerbe and Mrs. Arthur(Annabell)
Flagel of Benton Harbor, 2 brothers, Albert Skibbe of Benton Harbor
and Carl Skibbe of Paw Paw; 5 sisters, Mrs. Adeline Bradley of
Hartford, Mrs. Ida Carpenter of Flint, Mrs. Harold (Matilda) Sieber
of Benton Harbor, Mrs. Fred (Alma) Schmidt of Bridgman and Mrs.
Lynn (Martha) Mathews of Janesville, Wis. 4 grandchildren and
4 great grandchildren. Newspaper, 1979
Smith, Mrs. Kenneth
(Majorie), 62, of Watervliet was dead on arrival at Watervliet
Hospital of an apparent heart attack. She was born in Galesburg,
Ill, Nov. 2, 1912 the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Buckman.
Her family moved to Hartford when she was a child. She graduated
from Hartford High School, attended Western Michigan and received
a teaching certificate, teaching awhile before she married and
started a family. She married Kenneth Smith in 1935. She worked
at the supermarket in Watervliet for awhile and also at K-Mart.
Surviving her is her husband, 2 son's Ray L. and Kenneth of Watervliet,
and 2 daughters Mrs. Gary (Kathleen) LaDuke, Niles, and Mrs. David
(Vicki) Binker, Benton Harbor and 2 brothers Alan Buckman of La
Porte, IN. and Carson Buckman, Chicago, Ill and 7 grandchildren.
Smith, Vera (Bea),
of Watervliet died Friday, July 11 at Community Hospital one week
before she was to celebrate her 100 birthday. Mrs. Smith was born
in Benton Harbor on July 18, 1886. Survivors include: one son
Kenneth and one daughter Mrs. Leonard (Marion) Krall both of Watervliet;
5 grandchildren Mrs. Thomas (Pamela) Leonard of Memphis, Tenn.,
Mrs. Gary(Kathleen) LaDuke of Niles, Ray (Lindy) Smith of Watervliet,
Kenneth Smith Jr. of Watervliet and Mrs. David (Vickie) Brinker,
Watervliet and great granchildren Holly, Dawn and Mark Smith,
Ward and Lance LaDuke, Neil, Keith,and Gregg Brinker; one sister
Mrs. Frances Chase of Grand Rapids. Two sister Mrs. Frank (Marie)
Humphrey of Conroe Tx., and Mrs. E. S. (Laura) Kalter of South
Bend, Ind. Preceded her in death, her husband Oscar in Sept. 1972
at age 86. She was active as a teacher, wife and mother. Life
member of Eastern Star and a member of Maccabees. She taught at
Bricks and Byers schools in Bainbridge prior to her marriage.
Flora Stedman, formerly of Watervliet died Sat. Oct. 23 in Auburn,
In. She was born April 6, 1894 in Watervliet, to Mr. & Mrs.
Gardner Wigent. She lived in Watervliet until 1971 when she moved
to In. Her Husband Clarence died in 1964. Surviving are 4 sons,
Herbert, Sierra Madre, CA. Gardner, Howard City, Earl, Auburn
and Donald of Paw Paw. Newspaper, 1976
Carl (Mamie C. LaPort), 69, of Rodney, Michigan formerly of Coloma,
died Monday morning at Big Rapids Hospital following a long illness.
Mrs. Sundell was born Jan. 26, 1912 in Hartford. Survivors include
two sons, John and James of Rodney, 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters,
Mrs. Russell S. (Mildred Thumm ) of Eau Claire and Mrs. Fay R.
Carroll and Mrs. LaVerne Maxfield of Watervliet, and two brothers
James and Ward LaPort of Cassopolis. Nov. 23, 1981
Funeral Services for Mabel Swinford, 79, formerly of Watervliet,
were held Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Plymouth Congregational Church.
Mrs. Swinford died Friday, Oct. 10 at Doctor's Hospital, San Leandro,
CA. She was born Sept. 4, 1896 in Riverdale, Ill to Mr. &
Mrs. Albert Pierce. Her husband Roy, preceded her in death in
1961. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, Ladies
Aid, Mothers of WW II American Legion Auxilary, the Bridge Club
and the Sewing Club. She is survived by a son, Dale of San Leandro,
and a daughter. Mrs. Shirley Yeske, Benton Harbor, 7 grandchildren
and 9 great grandchildren, 2 son's Robert and Dwayne preceded
her in death. Newspaper, 1975
Camp, 76, died May 14, 1985 at Beverly Manor, Az. She was born
in Watervliet and moved to Sun City in 1973 from Wisconsin. She
was a housewife and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband,
Henry I. Tallis of Sun City, AZ; son Craig Tallis, San Diego,
CA., seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Newspaper,
60, 0f Watervliet, MI died at his home Thursday of an apparent
heart attack. Mr. Tingue was born May 19, 1921 in Watervliet.
Survivors include his wife Marian (Rouse) Tingue, one son Gary
of Watervliet, four brothers Robert Selter, of Watervliet, Dale
Selter of Stevensville, Gordon Selter of Rosebud, TX and Floyd
Selter of Detroit and four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Hoadley of Watervliet,
Mrs. Jack (Maxine) Salverson of Hartford, and Mrs. Orville (Eve)
Brooks of Bald Knob, Ark. Newspaper, 1999
Viola R., 78, of Hartford, MI died Thursday July 14, 1977 at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Madeline Cowgill, Watervliet. Mrs.
Watkins was born Feb. 7, 1899 in Bangor. Surviving are 3 daughters,
Mrs. Ben (Madeline)Cowgill, Watervliet, Mrs. Maurice (Virginia)
VanDeWiele, Hartford and Mrs. Alfred (Donna) Swetay, Clearwater,
Fla., 6 son's, Richard and Otto both of Bangor, Kenneth, Lacota,
Edward, Jack and Larry, all of Hartford; 33 grandchildren, 26
greatgrandchildren; 4 brothers Warren Disbrow, Lansing, Ill.,
Merwin and Donald Disbrow both of Hartford. Her husband preceded
her in 1967. Newspaper, July 14, 1977
85, of Fremont, MI formerly of Eau Claire died Oct. 24 in Fremont.
He was born Nov. 13, 1893 in Pipestone township, . He served on
the Pipestone Township Road Commission and as a Justice of the
peace for several years. Survivors include 2 daughters Mrs. norman
(Ethel) Umpstead of Germany and Mrs. James (LaVerne) Muckey of
Hesperia, MI., 7 grandchildren and 5 great granddaughters. His
wife Bernice preceded him in death in 1977. Newspaper, 1979
M., 78, of Hesperia, Mi, formerly of Eau Claire, died Aug. 19,
in Gerber Hospital. She was born Feb. 4, 1899 in Hartford. Surviving
are her husband, Maurice; 2 daughters, Mrs. James (Laverne) Mucky,
Hesperia, Mrs. Norman (Ethel) Umpstead, Germany 7 grandchildren,
2 great grandchildren-a brother Kenneth Hewitt, Battle Creek.
Newspaper, Aug. 19, 1977
of Hartford, died Tuesday. Mrs. Welty was born March 24, 1931
in Watervliet. She was a member of the Hartford Federated Church.
Survivors in clude her husband, Basil, one son Bruce of St. Joseph,
two daughtters; Mrs. Charles (Celeste) Tuttle of Morganton, NC
and Starla Welty at home, three grandchildren,her father, Mervin
Disbrow of Hartford, two sisters; Mrs. Harold (Patty) Hunt of
Union City, Mi. and Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Burton of Galesburg
and one brother Harold Disbrow of Washington. Newspaper, Oct 12,
Welty, Mary Lou, born March 24, 1931, died Oct. 12, 1982, buried
Oct. 17, 1982, 2:30 p.m. Calvin Funeral Home. Funeral Memorium,
born April 6, 1895 passed on Sept. 26, 1984, services 2 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 28, 1984 Calvin Funeral Home. Clergyman Rev. George Sadger,
organist Faye Blum, Interment Watervliet.
87, of Watervliet died at Memorial hospital. She was a member
of Plymouth Congregational Church. Newspaper, 1985
Winch, Mark Allen,
formerly of Watervliet was killed when he was hit by a car while
hitchhiking near Opelousas, LA early Thursday Morning Dec. 24.
Newspaper (date has been cut but looks like 1981.)
Yund, 99, died Monday at Berrien General Hospital. She was born
Nov. 22, 1885 in Hisperia, Michigan. She was a lifelong resident
of Watervliet. A former member of the Free Methodist Church of
Watervliet and a member of the World War Mothers. At the age of
90 she studied and received her high school diploma and at 94
she wrote her life history. Survivors include a son Kenneth of
Benton Harbor, two daughters, Mrs. Florine Rowe of Watervliet,
and Mrs. Lowell (Clarabell) Peters of Delton, MI 11 grandchildren,
25 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren two stepsons
and two stepdaughters. She was preceded in death by two husbands,
William Yund in 1954 and Ernest Woodworth in 1965 and two son's
Glen in 1979 and Clifford in 1983. Newspaper, date unknow (abt.
1978 Watervliet Record, L. Wendzel WHS Outstanding,
Lois Wendzel and Stephen Tatter were named the Outstanding Girl
and Boy at the 89th commencement exercises of Watervliet High
School Friday evening. Lois was president of her senior class,
winner of the Arion Award as the most outstanding vocal and band
student, member of the National Honor Society, active inthe Future
Farmers and a member of the girls varsity basketball, volleyball
and softball teams. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth
Wendzel and plans to attend Concordia.
Record, 1975, MISS WATERVLIET 1975, Miss Debra Wendzel was crowned
Miss Watervliet of 1975 before a capacity crowd Tuesday night
at the Watervliet High School Auditorium. She is the daughter
of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth I. Wendzel. First runner up was Teresa
Roth, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Roger Roth, secod runner up was
Janice Sonnenberg, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sonnenberg.
Chosen Miss Congeniality was Karen Lutz daughter of Mr. &
Mrs. Leonard Sempert