Bliss, Homer H.

Homer H. Bliss
Oct. 12, 1887-Oct. 13, 1899

Niles Daily Star, Friday, October 13, 1899, page 3, col. 2, same appeared in Niles Weekly Mirror, Wednesday, October 18, 1899, page 5, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Homer H., age 12 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Bliss, residing in the country, died today. Notice of funeral will be given tomorrow.


Niles Daily Star, Saturday, October 14, 1899, page 3, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Funeral Notice

The funeral of the late Homer H. Bliss, will occur from the residence on Yankee street at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Rev. Frederick Hall will officiate. Interment will be in Silver Brook Cemetary.


Dorstewitz, Dane Angel

Dane Dorstewitz, 21
Nov. 25, 1989 — Sept. 15, 2011

Dane Angel Dorstewitz, 21, of Broadway, Niles, died at 6:31 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles following a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 25, 1989 in Niles to Dane Michael Dorstewitz and Iris Estella Rodriguez. He graduated from Niles High School and lived in Niles all his life.

Dane enjoyed reading, especially history and science fiction, and was a fan of the martial arts. He also enjoyed nature, especially plants, and had hoped to study botany. He loved the Lord, studied the Bible and had a deep faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dane Michael Dorstewitz, on Feb. 14, 2011; his aunt, Mary Monroe; and his uncle, Lorimer Rodriguez.

Surviving family includes his mother, Iris (Brian) Reith of Niles; grandparents, Michael Dorstewitz of Palm Beach, Fla., Cindy (Jack) Kauffman of Niles and Eladia and Lorimer Rodriguez of Niles; Dane’s sisters, Emily and Alyssa Rehmel of Niles; an aunt, Doriz (Damien) Curry of Traverse City, Mich.; and Dane’s finance, Tonya Garrett of Niles.

The funeral service for Dane Angel Dorstewitz will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with Pastor Skip MacCarty of Berrien Springs officiating.

Committal services will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.

The family will receive friends and relatives beginning at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Dane may be made to the donor’s choices.


Niles Daily Star, Published online 11:32pm Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Porter, Franklin S.

Franklin S. Porter
1864-Sept. 13, 1924

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, September 15, 1924, page 4, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library


The body of F.S. Porter was brought to Niles Friday afternoon from Lansing, and taken directly to Silver Brook cemetery, where Rev. H.T. Scherer conducted the committal service. Mrs. Porter, a brother, a nephew and an uncle of the deceased, and Mrs. E.M. Reading of Niles, accompanied the body to Niles. Mrs. Porter will spend a few days with Mrs. Reading before returning to Lansing.


Bliss, Mary

Mary Bliss
1847-Dec. 17, 1929

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, December 18, 1929, page 4, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library


The body of Mrs. Mary Bliss, widow of W.C. Bliss, formerly of Niles will be brought to Niles on Thursday afternoon for burial in the family lot in Silver Brook cemetery. The Rev. Floyd W. Blewfield, pastor of the First Methodist Church will conduct services at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.P. Rosback in Benton Harbor at 2 o'clock and will accompany the funeral party to Niles and conduct the committal services. Mr. and Mrs. Bliss lived from 1898 to 1905 on a farm on Yankee street.  Mr. Bliss died in 1904. Mrs. Bliss' home has been inminneapolis[sic] since she left Niles. She died Tuesday moring at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Belle Bliss Rosback where she had been visiting since last July and had been ill for five months. Mrs. Bliss was 83 years old.  She was born in 1847 in Milton, Pa.  She had lived in Niles from 1893 to 1905, and in Minneaoplis for the past 15 years. Surviving are her three children, Harry S. Bliss of Los Angeles, Mrs. Rosback of Benton Harbor and Frank W. Bliss of Minneapolis; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


Bliss, Violet Narcissa

Violet Narcissa Bliss
June 23, 1902-Dec. 13, 1902

Niles Republican, Thursday, December 18, 1902, page 5, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Violet Narcossa [sic], the five-months-old daughter of Mr.a nd Mrs. Harry S. Bliss, died at 12:30 o'clcok today. The cause of death was congestion of the lungs. The child had been ailing about ten days. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the house, Rev. C.J. DeCoux officiating.  The remains will be laid to rest in Silver Brook cemetery.