Shoemaker, Russell F.

Russell F. Shoemaker
Aug. 29, 1907-Nov. 24, 1984


Niles Daily Star, Monday, November 26, 1984, page 2, col. 2-3, microfilm Niles District Library

Russell F. Shoemaker, 77, of 507 Michigan St., died at 5:05 p.m. Friday at his home after an extended illness.

He was a member of the World Wide Church of God and a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service where he worked for 43 years. He was born Aug. 29, 1907 in Niles and lived his lifetime in the area.

He married Fern C. May on Dec. 31, 1927 in Niles. She survives.

Also surviving are: two sons, Russell Jr. of Murphys, Calif. and Robert L. of Niles; two daughters, Barbara York and Mary Lowe of Niles; two brothers, Robert L. of South Bend and Fred of Albuquerque, New Mexico; four sisters, Thelma Starkweather and Marion Walter of Mishwaka[sic], Ind., Alene Austin of Roswell, New Mexico and Maxine Crowley of Gaston , Ind.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 2 p.m. today at the First Assembly of God Church 1922 E. Main, Niles.  Pastor Robert Dick of the World Wide Church of God officiated.  Burial followed at Silverbrook Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by the Halbritter Funeral Home.

 

Wedel, George J.

George J. Wedel
March 13, 1915-Nov. 16, 1984


Niles Daily Star, Saturday, November 17, 1984, page 2, col. 2-3, microfilm Niles District Library

George J. Wedel, 69, 1515 N. 11th St., died at 12:10 p.m. Friday at Pawating Hospital after an extended illness.

He was retired from N.Y. Central Railroad and from Niles Steel Tank, the latter in 1979.  Wedel also was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Born March 13, 1915 in Niles, he was a lifetime area resident.

Surviving are three brothers, Norman P., Donald and Richard Wedel. all of Niles; and four sisters, Mrs. Bernice Wolford, Mrs. Ellenora Stephenson, Mrs. Dorothy Smith and Miss Marian Wedel, all of Niles.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Halbritter Funeral Home. Rev. Frederick West of St. John's United Church of Christ will officiate.  Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials made be made to the Michigan Heart Association.

 

Ramsay, Lydia C. (McIntyre)

Lydia C. Ramsay
April 22, 1917-Nov. 16, 1984


Niles Daily Star, Saturday, November 17, 1984, page 2, col. 1-2, microfilm Niles District Library

Lydia C. Ramsay, 67, Niles, died at 12:05 pm. Friday at Pawating Hospital after a brief illness.

Born April 22, 1917 in Pittsfield, Pa., she was a lifetime area resident. On June 22, 1938, in South Bend, she married Alpheus Ramsay, who died Oct. 10, 1976.

Surviving are a son, Terry L. Ramsay of Niles; a stepson, Robert H. Ramsay, also of Niles; two brothers, Clarence McIntyre of Niles and Reginald McIntyre of Dowagiac; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Kennedy and Mrs. Frances Crull, both of Niles, and Mrs. Charlotte Holcomb of Deland, Fla.; two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Services will be Monday morning at Halbritter Funeral Home with Rev. David N. Henderson of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Grice, Donald R.

Donald R. Grice
Oct. 27, 1930-Dec. 9, 1984


Niles Daily Star, Monday, December 10, 1984, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Donald R. Grice, 54, 1110 Margaret St., died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

He was an employee of Simplicity Pattern Co.

Born Oct. 27, 1930 in Niles, he was a lifetime resident.

On June 1, 1957 in Niles he married Rachel Jordan, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Frederick Grice of Niles; two daughters Mrs. Katharine Flatt of Troy and Mrs. Karen Snyder of Niles; two brothers, Charles Grice of Dowagiac and Harvey Grice of Berrien Center, two sisters, Mrs. Alice Karsen of St. Joseph and Mrs. Laura Jean Green of Dowagiac, and four grandchildren.

Graveside rites will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Silverbrook Cemetery with the Rev. David N. Henderson of Westminster Presbyterian Chruch officiating.  Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are being made by Halbritter Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Berrien County Cancer Service.

 

 

Moore, Carole Mae Ossmer

Carole Mae Moore
May 6, 1942-Dec. 8, 1984


Niles Daily Star, Monday, December 10, 1984, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Carole Mae Moore, 42, 1208 Cass St., Niles, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at home of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Born May 6, 1942, in Niles, she was a homemaker and lifetime area resident.

Surviving are one son, Daniel Ossmer of Niles; three daughters, Rhonda Ossmer, Lori Ossmer and Charr Ferry, all of Niles and four brothers, Tom Johnson of Addison, Ill., Dean Johnson of Des Moines, Iowa, Andrews Sarratore of Niles and Frank Sparky Sarratore of Niles.

Services are Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Pifer-Smith Funeral Home, Niles, with the Rev. David Henderson of the Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating.  The body will be creamated[sic]. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.