Nichols, Victoria E.

Victoria E. Nichols
Feb. 21, 1951-Nov. 5, 1980

Niles Daily Star, Thursday, November 6, 1980, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library


Miss Victoria E. Nichols, 29, of 603 N. Redbud Trail, Buchanan, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Hospital at South Bend following a brief illness.

She was a former employee of the Holiday Inn in Niles.

She was born Feb. 21, 1951 in Rochester, N.Y. and had resided here since 1971, coming from South Bend.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Nichols of Niles; and two sister, Mrs. Jean Harmon of Northport, Alabama, and Mrs. Christine Beczkiewicz of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles. The Rev. Arnold O. Schaap of Edwardsburg will officiate.

Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Halbritter Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.



Nielsen, Lawrence H.

Lawrence H. Nielsen
Oct. 3, 1900-Nov. 11, 1976

Niles Daily Star, Thursday, November 11, 1976, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library


NILES--Lawrence H. Nielsen, 76, of 123 N. 13th St., died at 1:35 a.m. Thursday at Pawating Hospital following an extended illness.

A member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II, he was a retired special agent of the Auto Owners Insurance Co. of Lansing.

Mr. Nielsen was born Oct. 3, 1900 in New York City, and had lived here since 1970, coming from Battle Creek. On Aug. 1, 1970 in Niles, he married Deborah E. Benjamin, who survives.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Marie Buck of Battle Creek and Mrs. Ruth O'Shann of Costa Rico, Central America.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Halbritter Funeral Home with Elder Ola D. Robinson of the Niles Westside Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Ostrander, William C.

William C. Ostrander
Oct. 19, 1902-Nov. 1, 1976


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, November 2, 1976, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

EDWARDSBURG--William C. Ostrander, 74, of Edwardsburg, died at 8 a.m. Monday from injuries received in a two car accident at Pine Lake Rd. and M-60.

A member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, he was a retired employe of the Penn Central Railroad.

Mr. Ostrander was born Oct. 19, 1902 in Mishawaka, Ind., and had lived his lifetime in the area. His wife, the former Ruth Mitchell, preceded him in death.

He is survived by a niece, Mrs. Earl (Aleta) Styers of Niles; a brother, Joseph of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and a sister,  Mrs. William (Iva) Imbody of Ft. Wayne.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Halbritter Funeral Home with Calvin Hargis of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the church.

 

Pease, Jerome

Jerome Pease
June 22, 1860-Feb. 21, 1945


Niles Daily Star, Thursday, February 22, 1945, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Jerome Pease, 84, Dies Wednesday

 

Jerome Pease, 84, one of the mail carriers on the three original rural routes established out of Niles in 1900, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pawating hospital after three months illness.

He had been confined to the hospital for eight weeks.

He was born in Howard township, Cass county on June 22, 1860 on the farm which his grandparents had bought from Michigan territory.

Pease was retired as a mailman on June 22, 1929. His wife, Anna, died in 1942.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Young, Niles; and Mrs. Phyllis Schaus, Watervliet; a son, Palmer Pease, Mishawaka, and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Price and Kiger funeral home. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Methodist church of which he was a member, by the Rev. L. George Beacock. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.



Pfeil, Arthur C.

Arthur C. Pfeil
March 27, 1908-Oct. 19, 1968


Niles Daily Star, Monday, October 21, 1968, page 14, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Funeral services for Arthur C. Pfeil, 60, of 2119 E. Main St., who died at 3 a.m. Saturday in his home, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Halbritter-Swem Funeral Home.

Rev. Arlan E. Schlundt, of St. John's United Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in the Silverbrook Cemetery.

Mr. Pfeil, a retired office manager of Koontz-Wagner Electric Co., of South Bend, was born March 26, 1908, in Berrien Springs. He had been in poor health for several years. He was a lifetime area resident.

He was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, the Niles Elks Lodge No. 1322, the St. Joseph Valley Lodge No. 4 F and AM; Saladin Temple AAONMS of Grand Rapids, The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend, the Gateway Shrine Club, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and Bend of the River Conservation Club.

Mr. Pfeil is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The St. Joseph Valley Lodge No. 4 F and AM will be in charge of Graveside rites.

Friends may call at the Halbritter-Swem Funeral Home.