Obit: Van Zile, Mable (1914 – 1975)


Surnames: Van Zile, Anderson, Candahl, Williams, Shoup, Laurent

---------Source: Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 31 Dec 1975

Van Zile, Mable (26 MAR 1914 – 27 NOV 1975)

Mable M. Van Zile, 61, 580 Schrader Road, Sherman Township, Sturgis, Michigan, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, November 27, 1975 at her residence, in her sleep.

She was born in Jutland, Denmark on March 26, 1914, a daughter of Michael and Caroline( Anderson) Candahl, former Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) residents.

Mrs. Van Zile had been a Sturgis resident 42 years, coming from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She was married to Roy A. Van Zile on August 22, 1936 in Sturgis.

Mrs. Van Zile was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and the Nazarene Women's Missional Society. She also was a Sunday School teacher, and, along with her husband, served as church custodian.

In her early life she was a Salvation Army officer and attended the Salvation Army Training School in Chicago, Illinois.

Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Bennie (Mary) Williams, Kansas, Oklahoma; a son, William Van Zile, Sturgis; four grandchildren, Katrina and Faith Williams, both of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Kip and Shawn Van Zile, Sturgis; a brother, Ernest Candahl, La Crosse, Wisconsin, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, George, Van Zile. On July 4, 1953; a brother, Edgar, and a sister, Edith Laurent.

Services were held in the First Church of the Nazarene at 1 p.m. Monday, November 30th, with the Rev. John Shoup officiating. Burial took place in Oak Lawn Cemetery.



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