Ehlenfeldt, Ruth (King)

Ruth King Ehlenfeldt
December 3, 1907-February 27, 2006

Niles Daily Star, Friday, March 3, 2006, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Ruth "Ruthie" King-Ehlenfeldt, 98, of Bertrand Road, Niles, died at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 6, at Hoven Funeral Home, in Buchanan with Pastor Willis Brock officiating.  Burial will be at Sivlerbrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27[sic], one hour prior to the funeral.

Arrangements were by Hoven Funeral Home, in Buchanan.


Andrews, Fred

Fred Andrews
April 15, 1875-Nov. 24, 1942

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, November 25, 1942, page 1, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library



Fred Andrews, 67, who was active in Niles church and Scouting activities for many years, died Tuesday night in the Berrien county hospital. He had been ill several years.

A native of Flint, where he was born April 15, 1875, Andrews served as Niles Scoutmaster and commissioner for 22 years before his retirement.

An employe of the Nation[sic] Printing and Engraving company 30 years, he resigned as assistant superintendent several years ago. Mr. Andrews was long an active member of the First Presbyterian church, where he served as elder 24 years, and of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Rites Friday

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Andrews, Los Angeles, Calif., and a sister and three brothers, Edna, Bert, Joshua and Ephriam Andrews, all of Flint.

Friends may call at the Price and Kiger funeral chapel where the service will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2. The Rev. Guy W. Simon, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.


Bachman, Walter Lyle

Walter Lyle Bachman
June 8, 1910-June 28, 1991

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, June 29, 1991, page 2, col. 7-8, microfilm Niles District Library

Funeral services for Walter Lyle Bachman, 81, 1514 S. Bond St., Niles, are Monday at 11 a.m. at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles by the Rev. Arnold O. Schaap of Edwardsburg.

Burial will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.

Bachman died Friday at 11:15 a.m. at Pawating Hospital in Niles, following an extended illness.

He was born June 8, 1910, in Niles and lived here all his life. On July 23, 1929, in South Bend, Ind., he married Maxine M. VanSkiver, who survives.

Bachman was a retired employee of the Bendix Corp. and was a member of Local 9 of the United Auto Workers.

Other survivors include a son, Larry L. Bachman of New York City; and two sisters, Joan Spenner of Niles and Ruth Abrew of Miami.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Halbritter Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Niles Community Library.


Bloodgood, Grace C.

Grace C. Bloodgood
Dec. 28, 1888-Dec. 30, 1942

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, December 30, 1942, page 2, col. 7, microfilm Niles District Library



Mrs. Grace C. Bloodgood, 54, of Barron lake, died this morning at 6:15 in Pawating hospital after an illness of 10 days.

A resident of the Barron lake community 10 years, she came here from Harvey, Ill., where she was married July 6, 1906, to Vivian C. Bloodgood, who survives. She was born Dec. 28, 1888, in Saginaw.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Carl Hossfeld, Niles, and Mrs. Alex Clark, Harvey; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Bauer, Thornton, Ill., and Mrs. Ethel Jaquays, Kalamazoo; a brother, Joseph Mann, Flint; a cousin, Mrs. Lillie Stubbs, Barron lake,and five grandchildren. She was a member of the Barron lake Neighbor club.

Friends may call at the Pifer funeral home. The Rev. J. Kenneth Hoffmaster, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate at the funeral at 2  Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.


Bruce, Adelma

Adelma Bruce
Jan. 26, 1906-Aug. 5, 1989

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, August 8, 1989, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Adelma Bruce, 83, 1329 Oak St., Niles, died Saturday at 8:20 a.m. at Pawating Hospital in Niles.

She was born Jan. 26, 1906, in Jefferson City, Mo. She married James Bruce, who preceded her in death on July 17, 1961.

Mrs. Bruce was a member of the Niles-Buchanan Senior Citizens Center.  She lived in Berrien County most of her lifetime and was a homemaker.

Survivors include a nephew, William Schmidt, of Rolling Meadows,  Ill.

Services are Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pifer-Smith Funeral Home by the Rev. Clayton Fairo, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Niles.

Burial will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before the service on Thursday.

Memorials may be sent to the Niles-Buchanan Senior Citizens Center.