Blank, Donald

PFC Donald Blank
Jan. 2, 1922-Feb. 10, 1945

Niles Daily Star, Friday, February 23, 1945, page 1, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library

Wounds Are Fatal to Pfc. Donald Blank


Pfc. Donald Blank, 23, Niles infantryman, died Feb. 10 of wounds suffered in action in Germany, according to word received from the War Department Thursday. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Blank, live at 1219 North Eleventh street.

In a telegram received Monday, Pfc. Blank had been declared wounded in Germany on Feb. 2. Word was received by his wife, Marjorie, who lives in South Bend.

Inducted into the Army two years ago this month, Pfc. Blank had been overseas since October.

He was graduated from Niles high school in 1941, and was employed as a brakeman by the New York Central railway prior to induction.


Burroughs, Eva E.

Eva E. Burroughs
April 4, 1894-Feb. 27, 1945

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, February 28, 1945, page 2, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Burroughs, 50 Dies Tuesday


Mrs. Eva E. Burroughs, 50, mother of Pvt. Eldon F. Burroughs who is recovering in an Army hospital in England from wounds suffered in Germany, Dec. 24, died Tuesday at 11:25 a.m. in her home on State Line road. She had been ill several months.

She was born in Quincy, Ill., April 5, 1894, and was married to Robert Burroughs in Colorado Springs, Colo. on April 15, 1915.  They moved to the State Line road from South Bend in 1923.

Surviving are her husband; the son; a daughter, Fay Arden Burroughs, at home; and five brothers, Bert and Samuel J. Fredericks, Quincy, Ill.; William G. Fredericks, Detroit; Benjamin Fredericks, Sedalia, Mo., and Carl Fredericks, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Friends may call at the Rutherford funeral home. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. E.L. Blener, pastor of the Church of God of South Bend of which she was a member. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

Niles Daily Star, Thursday, March 1, 1945, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library


Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Burroughs, 50 of State Line road, who died in her home Tuesday, will be conducted in the  Rutherford funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. E.L. Bleiler. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.  Pallbearers are Norman Kirk, Robie Sailers, Ray Romine, H.C. Dennison, Cecil Bottorss and Clifford Lawhead.

Clubine, Earl

Earl Clubine
Feb. 4, 1886-Jan. 28, 1945

Niles Daily Star, Monday, January 29, 1945, page 2, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library



After several years of illness, Earl H. Clubine, 58, contractor and cement mason, died at 6:15 am. Sunday in his home at 303 South Fifth street.

He was born at Capac, Mich. on Feb. 4, 1886 and came to Niles from East Chicago, Ind. 24 years ago. He was married on Feb. 4, [illegible] in East Chicago to Elma Jackson.

Surviving are the widow; two sons, Staff Sgt. Ernest Clubine, San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Donald Clubine, at home, and two brothers, Fred Clubine, Detroit, and Roy Clubine, in Arkansas.

Friends may call at the family home until 11 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be in the Price and Kiger funeral chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dale Baker, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.


Dreibelbis, Charles Richard

Charles R. Dreibelbis
Sept. 25, 1927-Dec. 5, 2008

Niles Daily Star, Monday, December 8, 2003,  page 2

Charles Richard Dreibelbis, 76, of Barron Lake Road, died on Friday, Dec 5 in his home of natural causes.  Halbritter Funeral Home will be completing arrangements.

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, December 9, 2003 page 2

Charles Richard Dreibelbis 76, of Barron Lake Road, Niles died of natural causes Friday at 11 p.m. at his home.

Dreibelbis was born Sept. 25, 1927 in Niles to Charles Reginald and Elsie (Berringer) Dreibelbis who preceded him in death.

He was married to Patricia A. (Schrumpf) in December of 1947 in Niles.  She preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 2001.

Survivors include a son, Joseph (Annette) Dreibelbis of Niles; a daughter, Linda (Leonard) Elliott of Elkhart, Ind; a sister, Shirley Kloko of Niles; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The family gathered privately for services, officiated by The Rev. Dr. Ronald H. Wakeman of First Presbyterian Church.  Burial took place at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

There will be no public visitation.  Arrangements were made by Halbritter Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to Cass County Hospice.





Dudley, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Dudley
Jan. 13, 1914-Jan. 30, 1945

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, January 30, 1945, page 2, col. 8, microfilm Niles District Library



Ten months illness ended in death Tuesday at 2:55 p.m. for Charles Edward Dudley, 31, 0f 519 Superior street, in the Pinecrest sanitorium, Oshtemo.

Born in the family home on Superior street Jan. 13, 1914, Dudley was a son of Charles and Lillian Dudley. All his life was spent in Niles.

Dudley was employed by the city of Niles and by Clark Equipment company, Buchanan.

Surviving are the parents and two sister, Miss Beatrice Dudley, Niles, and Miss Cecelia Dudley, Dowagiac.

Friends may call at the Price and Kiger funeral home where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. R.E. Alexander, pastor of the Second Baptist church at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.