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Reinhard, Streichter Tritt, Beal, Cook, Klooz,
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FALL FATAL TO MRS. DUTE
A fall last Monday morning when she fractured her hip, was fatal to Mrs.
Mary Dute, well known local woman. She was taken to the Amherst hospital
where she passed away Wednesday evening. She was 79 years of age last May.
Mrs. Dute was a member of the Congregational Church.
The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Philip Braun, of Amherst;
one brother, Edward Krietzburg, of Amherst; one half brother, C. Krebs, of
Toledo, and a half sister, Mrs. Anna Reeley, of New London.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 O'Clock with Rev.
F.E. Eastman officiating. O.H. Baker will have charge of the burial in
Cleveland Street Cemetery.
WELLINGTON MAN MET TRAGIC DEATH
NATHAN MILLER, 74, INSTANTLY KILLED ON RAIL CROSSING
WELLINGTON - Apr. 21. A dangerous Maygar street railroad crossing claimed
another victim yesterday afternoon when Nathan Miller, 74, was struck and
killed by an east boung Big Four Flyer about four o'clock.
TRAPPED ON TRACKS
Mr. Miller was driving a horse and wagon and as he approached his view to
the west was obstructed by a string of cars. A train was going west, and he
waited for it to go by then drove on the tracks. When the impact took place
both Mr. Miller and the horse were instantly killed.
The deceased lived on Courtland avenue and was a lifelong resident and
was well and favorable known throught this vicinity. He is survived by his
wife and nine grown up children.
Funeral arrangements have not be arranged yet.
[The article does continue discussing the crossing and how dangerous it was
and the fact that others had been killed there in the same way. Since there
was no further discussion on Nathan I didn't find it reasonable to include
WESLEY D. MILLER (Son of Nathan Branch & Eliza Dute)
Wesley D. Miller, 82, os 330 Eastern Heights Blvd., died Tuesday
morning at Elyria Memorial Hospital shortly after being admitted.
He was born and raised in Wellington. Prior to comin to Elyria two
years ago, he had resided for 35 years in Wooster where he was employed
by the Western Reserve Insurance Co.
He was a member of the Church of the Open Door here.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred (nee Baylor), two daughters,
Mrs. Dale (Dorothy) Barndollar, Elyria, and Mrs. Don (Hilda) Roth, South
Bend, Ind.; four granddaughters, and five great grandchildren, a brother
I. G. Miller, Elyria; and a sister, Mrs. Minerva Ward, Columbus.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Harold Dicken
FUneral Home in Elyria with the Rev. Don Ingram officiating.
Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wellington.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Open Door.
Mrs. Ethel Eppley taught in Area Schools 43 Years
Mrs. Frank (Ethel E.) Eppley, 90 of 439 Shupe Ave, Amherst, died Monday afternoon at
Tressie's Nursing Home in Oberlin following a long illness.
Born in Henrietta Township, Mrs. Eppley was a resident of Amherst for the past 85 years.
She retired in 1955 after teaching school for 43 years. She taught in the Sheffield, North
Ridgeville,Black River, Elyria and Amherst Township School districts, and for the past 26
years in the Amherst City schools.
She was the longest standing member of the Amherst United Church of Christ Congregational,
a life long member of the Workshop Players, Inc., and was active in the local lodges for
Surviving are her daughter, Valerie Jenkins of Amherst.
Her husband, Frank A., died in 1915. A sister, Amelia Cooper is also deceased.
Friends will be received in the Garland Funeral Home, 851 Park Ave., Amherst from 2-4 and
Services will be at 2:30 pm Wednesday in the funeral home. The Rev. P. William
VanderWyden, pastor of the Amherst United Church of Christ Congregational, will officiate.
Burial will be in Crownhill Cemetery in Amherst.
Contributions, if desired should be made to the Amherst Historical Society or to the
charity of Donor's choice.
HOLD FINAL RITES FOR MRS. M. DUTE
Funeral Services were held Tues. P.M. for Mrs. Mary DUTE, 83, who died at her home on
Elyria Ave., Fri. p.m. Mrs. Dute had been ill less than a week before she passed away at
Born in Elyria Township, Mrs. Dute had spent all her married life in Amherst. She was a
member of the First Evangelical Church and many societies of the Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Julius Dute', Amherst, Mrs. Sophia Monroe, Elyria,
and Mrs. Catherine Austin, Florida; one brother, Frank Eschtruth, Vincent.
Rev. M.A.Hayes of the First Evangelical Church officiated at the rites which were held at
the Zilch Funeral Home. Burial was in the Cleveland Street Cemetery.
MRS. HENRY DUTE DIES WEDNESDAY
Life Long Resident Succumbs Following Illness of Two Weeks
Death called another life long resident of Amherst when Mrs. Henry J. Dute, 66, passed
away Wednesday morning at 10 O'Clock at her home, 438 Maple Avenue. Death followed an
illness of more than two weeks.
Mrs. Dute was a member of the First Evengelical church of Amherst. Surviving are her
husband and five children: Casper Dute, Mrs. Viola Reinhard and Mrs. William WIlson, all
of Amherst, Rev. Henry Dute of Chicago and Harry Dute of Sheffield.
Eight grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. A.F. Haas of Amherst and three brothers, John Mertz
of Amherst, Christ Mertz of Elyria and J.C. Mertz of Toledo survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 O'Clock from the Zilch Funeral Home.
Rev. Holliger of the Firest Evengelical church will officiate, with burial in Crown Hill
HARRY A. DUTE SR.
Harry A. Dute Sr., 82, of 2765 Fackler Ave. was pronounced dead at Elyria Memorial
Hospital yesterday at 11:30 a.m. He was taken there after suffering an apparent heart
attack in his car on East Avenue and Second Street.
Mr. Dute was born in Amherst Township May 15, 1886 and had lived in Elyria 52 years. He
was a retired plant railroad engineer at the Lorain Works, U.S. Steel Corp., and a member
of the Lorain Eagles Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Mary E., a son, Harry Jr., Elyria; three
grandchildren, a great granddaughter and a sister, Mrs. Viola Arnosk, Oberlin.
Services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home. The Rev. John Link,
Vincent United Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery,
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Harry A. Dute
Mrs. Mary E. Dute, 83, formerly of 2470 Fackler Ave., died in the Amherst Manor Nursing
Home yesterday after an illness of several months.
Mrs. Dute, an Elyria resident most of her life, was born in Lorain on Nov. 30, 1893. Her
husband Harry A. Dute, died in 1969.
A son, Harry Dute Jr.of Elyria, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive.
Friends will be reeived in the Curtis Scheuffler Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
Services will be tomorrow at 1 pm in the funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Kubicheck
officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
HARRY A. DUTE
Harry A. Dute, 76, of Elyria died Wednesday at EMH Regional Medical Center.
Born in Elyria Township, he was a lifelong Elyria area resident,
graduating from Clearview High School in 1937.
He was a machinist at Parker-Hannifin for 47 years, retiring in 1985, and was a past
president and recording secretary for the Parker Hannifin Corp Credit Union. He was also
past recording Secretary for the International Association of Machinists Local 1282.
After retiring, he worked as a delivery man/clerk for NAPA Auto Parts in Amherst for more
than eight years.
A member of Vincent United Methodist Church in Lorain, he had served as a Church Trustee.
He enjoyed model airplanes and outdoor scale model trains and belonged to the North
Eastern Ohio LIve Streamers, the Experimental Aircraft Association 255 and the Lorain
County Model Flying Club. He also had built a 1923 Model
Mr. Dute was a past pack leader for the Cub and Boy Scouts and enjoyed gardening, wood and
metal working and animals, especially horses and dogs.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred; sons Richard H. of Clinton, Ohio and Gary A. of South
Amherst; a daughter, Charlene R. Cox of Elyria; and six grandchidren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Curtis
Scheuffler-Busch Family Chapel, 114 Second Street, Elyria, where services will be at 10
a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Chris LaLonde will officiate.
Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.
Memorials may be made to Vincent United Methodist Church, 2283 North Ridge Road East,
CASPER J. DUTE FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY
Funeral services for Casper J. Dute, '8 Park Ave., were held at the Zilch funeral home at
2 p.m. Saturday.
Born in Amherst, Mr. Dute had lived in this vicinty all his life. He
was a member of the Amherst Methodist church.
Death came at 10:30 a.m. July 24, after an illness of several months.
Besides his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Kuraczi, Beaver
Park, and Mrs. Robert Buswell, Amherst; two sons, Roy of South Amherst, and Jerald at
home; two grandchildren, one brother, Harry Dute, Vincent; and one sister, Mrs. Viola
Rev. Edgar B. Smith officiated at the service and burial was made in Ridge Hill Memorial
MRS. ELIZ. DUTE'S FUNERAL WAS SAT.
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Dute, 73, of 1130 Park Avenue, Amherst, died last Wednesday evening in
Amherst Hospital following an illness of one day.
Mrs. Dute was born August 30, 1894 in Grind Stone City, Michigan and had lived in Amherst
for 60 years. Shew as a member of the Amherst Methodist Church, the Women's Society of
Christian Service of the church and the
Amherst Golden Age Club.
Surviving are two sons, Roy of South Amherst and Jerald of LaGrange; two daughters, Mrs.
John (Dorothy) Kuraczi, of Amherst and Mrs. Robert Buswell of Canton; eight grandchildren,
a sister, Mrs. Leon (Anna) Manger of
Amherst and two borthers, William Mollison of Fibra Michigan and Charles Mollison of
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Casper, and by a brother and a sister.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Garland Funeral Home with the REv.
Robert Smith, pastor of the Amherst Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Ridgehill
Memorial Park Cemetery.
ROY C. DUTE SERVICES ON SAT.
Roy C. Dute, 47, a World War II Army veteran, of 408 CHurch Street in South Amherst, died
last Wednesday night in Lorain Community Hospital after a week long illness.
Born October 24, 1922 in Amherst, Mr. Dute had lived in South Amherst for 24 years. A
plastering contractor, he was part owner of T and D Plastering Company. He was a member of
the Amherst VFW Post 1662 and the Elmer Johnson Post 116 of the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Y., to whom he had been married 24 years; a son Roland R.,
who is a post graduate student at Ohio State University; a brother, Jerald of LaGrange;
two sisters, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Kuraczi of Amherst and Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Buwell of
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Garland Funeral Home with the Rev.
Wilbut Steil, pastor of St.John's United Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in
REV. HENRY DUTE BURIED HERE TODAY
Funeral services were held this afternoon for Rev. Henry Dute, former Amherst resident,
who died Sunday at his home in Dunkirk, N.Y. He had been ill for several months.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon in Dunkirk and then today in Amherst at the First
Evangelical church. Burial was in Crownhill Cemetery.
Martha L. Dute
Amherst - Mrs. Martha L. Dute, 82, died at the Amherst hospital at 9 am Friday, after
having been taken there about a month ago when she fractured her hip. Born in Elyria
township on South Ridge Road, she lived all her life in Lorain County, 44 years of which
she spent in the same home on Leavitt road.
She was a member of the First Evangelical Church of Amherst and a member of the
Surviving are her husband, Julius, two sons, Nelson and Reuben of Amherst and a brother,
Frank Eschtruth of Elyria R.D.
The body is at the Zilch Funeral Home where friends may call and where services will be
held at 2:30 pm Sunday with the Rev. G.C. Andersai officiating.
Burial will be made in Crownhill Cemetery.
N. DUTE SERVICES HELD ON MONDAY
Services were held on Monday afternoon at the Emmerich Funeral Home for Nelson Dute, aged
65, whose death occured last Friday in St. Joseph Hospital, following a two weeks illness.
He was born in Amherst and had resided here all his life.
A farmer he also worked with his brother, Reuben Dute, in the Dute greenhouse. He attended
the Methodist church.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah; his brother Reuben; a neice and a nephew.
Rev. Dale Riggs officiated at the services and burial was made in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Retired farmer, Reuben A.Dute, of Amherst, died July 8 at St. Joseph Hospital after a long
Dute, an Ohio native and Amherst resident for most of his life, was a member of Old Stone
United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Eleanor Wall of Huron, son, Thomas of Amherst; Seven
grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His wife Louise died in 1972.
JOHN G. KRUGMAN
John G. Krugman, 73, 315 Eleventh Street, died at 5:15 this morning at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Herbert Facker, R.D. No. 3, New London, Ohio.
His wife, the late Anna D. Krugman died in 1933.
Mr. Krugman was born in Germany October 21, 1965, but had lived in Elyria nearly all his
He is survived by three sons, Elmer J., Henry F.of Elyria and Paul L., of Pontiac,
Michigan; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Schmidkons, Mrs. Everett Moulder both of Elyria and
Mrs. Wacker of New London; twenty three grandchildreen; two brothers, Gust and Louis
Krugman of Elyria and a sister
Mrs. William Ward of Lorain.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 from the Sudro-Curtis Funeral
Home. Burial will be made in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
(Note - Obit is typed as found in Newspaper. Mrs. Facker in Paragraph one
should read Mrs. Wacker).
MRS. ELIZABETH DUTE FUNERAL SERVICES FRI.
Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Dute, 86, who formerly resided at 779 Cleveland Avenue will be
held tomorrow (Friday) at 2 pm. from the Garland Funeral Home. Mrs. Dute, whose death
Wednesday morning at the Haulk Rest home, Oberlin followed an illness of 1 month, was the
widow of August Dute.
Born in Greenville, Pa, Mrs. Dute had resided in Amherst most of her life. She attended
the Amherst Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, William and Glen Dute both of Rocky River; 10 grandchildren
and 4 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Miss Estella Miller and Mrs. Peral Aspden, both of
McDonald, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her
husband, a daughter, Ruth Griswold, and a son, Homer Dute.
Rev. M.Ray Smith will officiate at the services and interment will take place in Ridge
Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.
MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR HOMER DUTE
A very fitting memorial service for Homer A. Dute was held Sunday evening at the Methodist
church. An appropriate song service was arranged and a choir chosen from singers of the
M.E. church, The Cong'l and Stone Church choirs did justice to the musical program.
Rev. Kline of the M.E. Church presided and read the scripture lesson and Rev. Neumeister
of the Stone Church offered prayer.
J. J. Smythe as a friend of the departed business man gave a eulogy of him, directing the
attention of the large audience to the points in the life of the young man that cherished
him as a leader in business and social life, an influential citizen, and a man well loved
by all who knew him. He commanded the confidence and respect of all with whom he came in
Amherst will not soon forget him.
Homer Dute was born in Amherst on October 5, 1894. He was raised hence, gain, thru the
public school of Amherst and finally graduating from High School in 1913. While in school
he was a leader in practically all student ctivities and his advice was generally sought
by the students on matters of this nature. He was a good athlete and played on all the
teams of the school while he was there.
During spare time while in High School he worked in the clothing store of John F. Plato
Sons. After graduating he was employed for about six months at the Robinson Hancock
Clothing Store in Elyria after which he returned to
Amherst and bought an interest in the store where he had formerly worked.
The firm name was later changed to Plato and Dute.
In November, 1917 he was married to Miss Thressa Wagner and the young people went to
housekeeping on Prospect St. where they lived until he was called into the service.
He was lost on the ill fated Ticonteroga on October 8th when that boat was sunk of the
Irish coast by a German submarine.
He was a member of the local **** of Eagles, the Odd Fellows and the Yeomen.
He is survived by his wife, his parents Mr. and Mrs. August A. Dute of Cleveland Avenue,
one sister, Mrs. Ruth Dute Plato and two brothers, William Dute and Glen Dute.
Albert H Kern
KERN, May 27, 1933 at residence 3893 Yorkshire Rd., Albert H., age 64 years, beloved
husband of Margaret and dear father of Arthur H.Kern. Funeral from Fred G. Marshall sons
Parlors. 3462 E. Jefferson Ave., Monday afternoon at 2
MRS. ELLA E. DUTE
Berlin Heights - Mrs. Ella E. Dute, 84, rural Berlin Heights, died early yesterday
morning in Amherst Manor Nursing home.
Mrs. Dute was born in Oberlin, spent her early life in Amherst and was graduated from
Amherst High School. She moved to Berlin Heights about 30 years ago.
Mrs. Dute was a member of the methodist Church of Berlin Heights and the Woman's Society
of Christian Service of the Church. She and her husband Jacob, who died in 1954,
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1950.
She was also preceded in death by a son Leonard in 1960.
Survivors are two sons, Warren, Berlin Heights, and Sylvester, Shinrock, Ohio; a daughter,
Mrs. Edna Schawver, Lorain; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the Hinman Funeral Home where services will be Sunday at 2:30
pm. the Rev. Ronald Opfer will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
MRS. EDWARD SHAWVER (nee Dute)
TIFFIN - Funeral services for Mrs. Edna M. Shawver will be at 2 p.m. EST tomorrow at the
Hinman Funeral Home, Berlin Heights. The Rev. Paul Frederick, Pastor of the Berlin Heights
Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights.
Mrs. Shawver, 64, died Saturday morning at Mercy Hospital, Tiffin after a short illness.
Mrs. Shawver was a former resident of Lorain. She was a member of the Lorain
Surviving are her husband, Edward; a foster daughter, Mrs. Edna Heinrich, Tiffin and two
brothers, Sylvester Dute, Shinrock and Warren Dute, Berlin Heights. She was preceeded in
death by a brother, Leonard.
Friends will be received at the Funeral home today 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
BERLIN HEIGHTS -- Warren A. Dute, 74, 13302 Ceylon Road, Berlin Heights, died Thursday in
Sandusky Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Amherst Township, he had lived in the Berlin Heights area for 44 years.
He was a former member of the Ford Motor Company, Sandusky, retiring in 1970. He attended
the Trinity Temple and was a member of the Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Rubie Patton Dute; two sons, Robert, Las Vegas, Nev., and Larry,
Sandusky; two stepsons, Roy David Patton, Seattle, Wash., and Roger Patton, Murfreesboro,
Tenn.; a daughter, Jane Climp, Denver, Col.,
three stepdaughters, Mrs., Gary (Barbara) Hoffman, Baltimore, Md., Charlotte Patton,
Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Wayne (Kay) Dill, Oak Harbor; and 18 grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 Sunday at Hinman Funeral Home,
38 South St., Berlin Heights, where masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m.
Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Harless, Trinity Temple, officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Sylvester "Buss" Jacob Dute, 63, of 9807 Barrels Road, Shinrock, a rural and
city mail carrier 22 years before retiring in 1976, died Wednesday in Lorain Community
Hospital after a brief Illness.
He was a part time Huron police officer until 1960, operated the Wayside Tavern in
Shinrock until 1970 and was a television repairman for Apex and Philco of Sandusky.
Mr. Dute, a captain of the Erie County Sheriff's posse, was active in CB Clubs and was
known by the handle "Bozo". He was the recipient of a safe driver award and was
a member of the Lakeview United Methodist Church, the Men's Club, Fraternal Order of
Police and the National Rural Carriers
Association. Born in Amherst, he lived in Berlin Township for 21 years.
Surviving are his wife, Georgia, sons, Ray, Berlin Heights, and Dean, Shinrock; seven
daughters, Mrs. Joanne Grant, Mrs Jade Cordle, both of Berlin Heights, Mrs Mary Ellen
McConkey, Norwalk, Mrs Patricia Linden, Mittiwanga, Mrs Edna Heimrich, Milan, Mrs. Barbara
Tunnell, Vermillion and
Melody Dute, Elyria; 18 grandchildren; a brother, Warren, Berlin Heights.
A sister and a brother preceded him in death.
Friends will be received in the Hinman Funeral Home, Berlin Heights, Friday 2-4 and 7-9
Services will be Saturday at 11 am in the funeral home with the Rev. Eugene Booker
officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights.
The family suggests memorial contributions, if deisred, be made to the Lakeview United
Methodist Church Stepple Fund, Berlin Heights.
MRS. MARY A. DUTE SERVICES HELD MONDAY
Final services were held on Monday afternoon at the Garland Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary A.
Dute, 78, widow of Casper G. Dute, whose death occurered last Friday at the Amherst
Hospital where she had been a patient for several days.
A member of the Amherst Congregational Church Mrs. Dute was born in Amherst and resided
here all her life.
Mrs. Dute is survived by one son, Dr. Harold Dute, Hines, Illinois; two grandchildren;
five great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. S.C. Williams, Lorain and MRs. Martha Miller,
Cleveland, and a brother, Albert Holzhauer, Port Clinton.
Rev. F.E. Eastman officiated at the services and the burial was made in Ridge Hill
Memorial Obituary - Entered into Eternal Rest Wednesday, July 8, 1970
Col. Harold Lorenz Dute, (USAF Ret.), 70, 12 Bayview Drive, Poquoson, died Wednesday
morning in Dixie hospital after a brief illness.
He was born Dec.29, 1899 in Amherst, Ohio and graduated from Amherst High School in 1918.
He graduated from Ohio State university in 1922 with a DDS degree and was a member of Xi
Psi Phi fraternity.
He was commissioned in 1930 as a first lieutenant in the Dental Corps, U.S. Army and
served at Ft.Knox, Ft.Hayes, Ft. Thomas, Bolling Air Force Base and Lanngley Air Force
Base. He served at LAFB from 1942 to 1946 as base dental surgeon and retired from active
service in 1946.
Following his retirement he served as chief of Dental Service, Veterans Administration,
from 1946 to 1962. He served at VA facilites in Dearborn, Mich.; Hines, Chicago and VA
Center, Los Angeles.
He retired in 1962 and since then has made his home on the Peninsula.
He was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Hampton and served on its vestry at the time
of his death. He was a member of Poquoson School Board from 1964-1967 and a member of
Military Order of World Wars, Hampton Roads
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. May Fergus Dute; a daughter, Mrs. Leslie F. Hart, Bethel
Park, PA.; a son, John C. Dute, of Ann Arbor, Mich. There are 5 grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be at 2 pm on Friday in Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Fr. John J.
Howard, rector officiating. Burial with Military honors will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to
the building fund of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
The family will receive friends at home. R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home is in charge.
DR. HAROLD DUTE DIES AT AGE 70
Word was received this week of the death of Dr. Harold Dute, a former
Amherst resident and son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Casper Dute. He was 70.
Dr. Dute, a retired Dentist, suffered a stroke at his home in Poquoson,
Virginia, on July 8. Services were held on the 10th. Friends will recall
that he attended the 50th anniversary of his Amherst high school graduating
Survivors include his wife, a son and a daughter.
ALBERT WACKER, 100, DIES AT HIS HOME
Albert J. Wacker, 100, of Elyria, a Carlisle School teacher in the early 1900's, died at
his home Saturday morning after a two-year illness.
Born in Carlisle Twp. Oct 12, 1884. Mr. Wacker lived in Lorain
County all his life. He taught grades 1-8 at Carlisle School from
1904-1906 and worked at an accountant for U.S. Steel Lorain/Cuyahoga Works for 42 years,
retiring in 1949 at age 65.
He graduated from Elyria High School in 1904 and from Oberlin Business College in 1907. He
was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and the American Association of Retired
Mr. Wacker resided with his daughter, Mrs. Hazel Johnson of 1100 Park Ave., Elyria, who
hosted an open house for his 100th birthday last Oct. 12. He received not only 160 card
and 58 visitors, but phone calls from four states. "He was called by a woman he had
taught in the first grade and a man he had taught in the second grade, which is
pretty amazing, really," his daughter said.
"He had been doin well up to that time, but he had been slipping the last two or
three weeks," she said.
The eldest of a family of 10, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. A.R. (Charlotte) Miller or
Elyria, and brothers, Herbert of Wellington and Fred of Titusville, Fla. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Maude in 1933; by his sisters Viola Fridenstine, Martha Lehman, and
and brothers Louis, Walter and Charles.
Friend will be received Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the
Wainwright Funeral Home, Elyria. Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral
home with the Rev. Martin G. Waidmann, pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ. Burial
will be in Ridge Hill Memoiral Park, Lorain.
Henry (Boney) Hammil, 88, a resident of the Golden Acres Nursing Home in Amherst, died at
the nursing home this morning following a heart attack.
Born Euclid, Ohio, June 12 1892, Mr. Hammil was an Amherst resident for most of his life,
a World War I veteran, and was supervisor for the Amherst sanitation plant, retirin in
He was a member of Elmer Johnson Post 118 of the American Legion and the Amherst Eagles
Surviving is a nephew, James W. Wilker, of Lorain.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Garland Funeral Home, Amherst,
followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst, with the
Rev. Kenneth W. Retter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in
Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Christian wake
services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday.
MRS. WILLIAM ULMSCHNEIDER
Mrs. Helen Ulmschneider (nee Krugman), 93, of 12th Street, Elyria, died at St. John's West
Shore Hospital in Westlake Tuesday afternoon after an illness of six weeks.
Born in Huron, Mrs. Ulmschneider was a lifelong resident of Elyria.
She was a member of St. Paul United CHurch of Christ and the
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Her husband William R., died in 1969.
Friend may call in the Curtis-Scheuffler Funeral Home, Elyria,
THursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The Rev.
Martin G> Waidmann will officiate.
Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Cemetery.
Sylvester "Buss" Jacob Dute, 63, of 9807 Barrels Road, Shinrock, a rural and
city mail carrier 22 years before retiring in 1976, died Wednesday in Lorain Community
Hospital after a brief illness. He was a part-time Huron poice officer untio 1960,
operated the Wayside Tavern in Shinrock until 1970 and was a television repairman for Apex
and Philco of Sandusky.
Mr. Dute, a captain of the Erie County Sheriff's Posse, was active in CB clubs and was
known by the handle "Bozo". He was the recipient of a safe driver award and was
a member of the Lakeview United Methodist Church, the Men;s Club, Fraternal Order of
Police and the National Rural
Carriers Association. Born in Amherst, he lived in Berlin Township 21 years.
Surviving are his wife, Georgia, sons, Ray, Berlin Heights, and
Dean, Shinrock, seven daughters, Mrs. Joanne Grand, Mrs. Jade Cordie, both of Berling
Heights, Mrs. Mary Ellen McConkey, Norwalk, Mrs. Patrician Linden, Mittiwanga, Mrs. Edna
Heimrich, Milan, Mrs. Barbara Tunnell, Vermillion, and Melody Dute, Elyria; 18
grandchildren; a brother, Warren, Berlin Heights. A sister and a brother preceded him in
Friends will be received in the Hinman Funeral Home, Berliang
Heights, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Eugene Booker
officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights.
The family suggests memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Lakeview United
Methodist Church Steeple Fund, Berlin Heights.
MRS. CHARLES MITTENDORF
Mrs. Ruth V. Mittendorf (nee Krugman) 63, of Lorain, died Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital
after a brief illness.
Mrs. Mittendorf, a Toledo resident 38 years, was born in Elyria and lived in Lorain the
past three months.
She was a women's wear buyer for Tiedkes Department Store in Toledo 11 years before
retiring in 1978. She was a member and a past president of the American Business Women's
Association of Toldeo.
Surviving are her husband, Charles and brothers, Arnold and Dan Krugman, both of Lorain,
and Reese Krugman, of Elyria.
Friends will be received in the Reidy-Scanian Funeral Home, Lorain, Tuesday from 2-4 and
Services will be Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the funeral home and at 9 a.m. in St. Peter
Church, Lorain, with the Rev. Joseph C. Step officiating.
Louis Frederick Wacker, 90, died Monday evening at the Welcome Nursing Home. He had been
ill for several years.
Born in Russia Township, he was a retired farmer and lived most of his life in Southern
He was a former employee of the Colson Corp. and the
Bendix-Westinghouse Corp. in Elyria.
Mr. Wacker is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Irma Line of Elyria and Mrs. Nelson (Alice)
Amenhauser of Oberlin; three sons, Perry of Grafton, Roy of Fremont, and Wade of Ashland;
three brothers, Albert of Elyria, Herbert of Wellington and Fred of Titusville, Fla.; a
sister, Mrs. Charlotte Miller of Elyria; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two
Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Cowling Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Rev.Charles Aufdenkampe will
Burial will be in the East Pittsfield Cemetery
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Lung
FLORENCE E. HAGEMAN
Florence E. Hageman (nee Miller), 72, a lifetime resident of
Lorain, died at St. Joseph Hospital Sunday after a long illness.
She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Lorain.
Surviving are a daughter Mary Waddington of Cape Coral, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 1985.
Burial will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Ridge Hill Memorial Park,
The Schwarts-Spence & Boyer Home for Funerals is in charge.
Burton Bilow dies, owned variety store
Burton E. Bilow, 66 of 37566 Sugar Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, retired owner of Bilow's
Variety Store, died Monday at Elyria Memorial Hospital following an illness of several
Born in Ashland, Wis., he had lived in Elyria since he was five
years old. For 45 years he operated the Clark Street meat and grocery store which his
father, William had started 20 years before in the old West Market House on Broad Street.
Mr. Bilow was a former member of the Elyria Lions Club and a member of the Two Gallon Club
of the Lorain County Blood Bank.
Surviving are his wife, Irene (Muntean), to whom he was married 39 years; sons, Jerald,
fire chief of Columbia Station, and Michael R. of North Ridgeville; daughter Mrs. William
(Sally) Burns of North Ridgeville; four grandchildren; and sisters Mrs. Joseph (Irene)
Gill or Florida, Mrs. Robert (Rosalia) Crayton of LaGrange and Mrs. Elden (Alma) Wacker of
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Walter (Mary Ivena)
Carlin, in November, 1978.
Friend will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
the Begner Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
CARL BRIGHT JR.
Carl C. Bright Jr., 25, of 8363 Claus Rd., Amherst, died at Elyria Memorial Hospital
Saturday at 10 p.m. of injuries received in a one-car accident on the Ohio Turnpike
Saturday about 6:25 p.m.
Born in Lorain, he was a resident of Brownhelm Township for two years, coming from Lorain.
He was employed as a boilermaker at Allied Boilers of Cleveland the past six months. He
previously was employed for five years at American Shipbuilding in Lorain.
A 1972 graduate of Marion L. Steele High School in Amhers, he had attended the Church of
the Open Door.
Surviving are his wife, Ruthanne Kay (nee Bechtel), to who he was married four years;
daughter Beth Ann; parents Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bright Sr. of Amherst; brothers David and
Gary, both of Amherst; sisters, Mrs. Gary (Dorothy) Farley and Debbie Bright, both of
Amherst; and grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle White of West Virginia.
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Garland Funeral Home, Amherst, where services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Don
Engram, pastor of the Church of the Open Door, officiatin. Burial will be in Brownhelm
LAWRENCE A. SHINSKEY
Lawrence A. Shinskey, 82 of Middle Ridge Road, Brownhelm Township, a Navy veteran of World
War I, died in St. Joseph Hospital Friday after a brief illness.
He was a machinist at the Nordson Corp. 35 years, retiring in 1963.
Mr. Shinskey was born in Berea and lived in Brownhelm Township 44 years. He was a member
of the Elmer Johnson American Legion Post 118 and the V.F.W.
Surviving are sons, Lawrence F., Tampa. Fla., Duane, Greenville, Ohio and Ervin, Phoenix,
Ariz; step-children, Jack Griffin, Amherst, Richard Griffin, Columbus, and Robert Griffin,
El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Elma Baumeister, San Rafael, Calif., and Mrs. Joyce Scherf, Crystal
Rock, Ohio; 27 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren;
sisters, Mrs. Ceil Zimmerman, Amherst, and Mrs. Mildred Cann, of Ehrenfeld, Pa. His wife,
Louise died in 1965.
Friends will be received in the Garland Funeral Home, Amherst, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the
Rev. Eugene Booker, Lakeview United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Berlin Heights.
The family suggests memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the charity of the
RICHARD HAGEMAN, 81, OWNED HEATING FIRM
Richard P. Hageman, 81, of Lorain, died at the Anchor Lodge Nursing Home, Lorain, Tuesday,
following a short illness.
He was born in Black River Township and had lived in Lorain all his life. He retired as
owner of Flack River Heating and Plumbing, Lorain.
He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Lorain.
He is survived by his wife, Florence; a daughter, Mrs. Mary
Waddington of Vermilion; two grandchildren; a sister, Marie Hageman of Lorain.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held
Thursday at 2 p.m. in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain. The Rev. Donald Yaekie pastor, of
St. John United Church of Christ, will officiate.
Arrangements are by the Schwartz, Spence and Boyer Home for Funerals, Lorain
WALTER A. REINHARD
Walter A. Reinhard, 76, of Hemet, Calif., died June 24 at his home following a long
He was born and grew up in Amherst, where he graduated from high school in 1928.
He had made his home for many years in Amherst and then in
Oberlin. He moved to Hemet in 1977.
He and his wife owned and operated the Wishbone Restaurant in Oberlin from 1948-68.
He was a former member of St. Peter United Church of Christ,
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Florence H. on Dec. 25, 1981.
He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Richard Beverly) Warremfeltz, of Marna Del Rey, Calf.,
and Mrs. Glora Crowell of Long Beach, Calf., three grandchldren; and a brother, Clare H.,
of South Amherst.
Gravesite services were held Frday at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst with
the Rev. Joseph Foster, pastor of St. Peter United Church of Christ, officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Peter United Church of Christ
Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst, was in charge of arrangements.
NORMA E. STREICHER
Norma E. Streicher (nee Beesing), 67, of Amherst, died Sunday afternoon at Good Samaritan
Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for one week following a lengthy illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Amherst.
She graduated from Amherst High School in 1937 and had worked for 11 years as a secretary
at the Amherst Branch of the Lorain County Bank, before retiring in 1982.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Amherst, and the Altar Guild.
She is survived by her husband, Chester W., to whom she was married 44 years; two sons,
Larry A.and Ramdu W, and five grandchildren and a brother Robert Beesing, of Amherst, and
two sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Darakis and Mrs. Orville (Lois) Manes, both of Amherst.
Friends may call at the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst, tonight 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Amherst. Burial will be
in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Lorain.
Ernest Tritt, 80, of Elyria, died Wednesday at Palm Crest Nursing Home, Elyria, following
a long illness.
Born in Valley City, he had lived in Cleveland before moving to
Mr Tritt was a retired general laborer, and served in the Army
during World War II.
He is survived by Sisters, Malinda Orth and Elsie Tritt, both of
Friends may call Friday from 11 am.m until noon at Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City.
Funeral services will be held Friday at noon in the funeral home
with Rev. David Brock officiating.
Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Valley City.
Services for Donovan E. Beal, 69, of Elyria who died Tuesday, will be held 10 a.m.
Saturday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 330 Second St., Elyria, with
the Rev. Dennis Frederickson officiating.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7- p.m. today at the Curtis-Scheuffler
Funeral Home, Busch Family Chapel, 114 Second St., Elyria, where Masonic services will be
conducted at 7 p.m. by Stonington Lodge #504 F. & A.M., Amherst.
Memorials may be made to the Lorain County Animal Protective League, the Elyria Memorial
Hospital Child Care Center or the American Heart Association.
DARLYNE D. COOK
Darlyne D. Cook, 64, retired Lorain bank secretary, died at home Wednesday after an
A native and lifelong resident of Lorain, Mrs. Cook retired in 1988 as a secretary for
First Nationwide Bank, Lorain.
She graduated from Lorain High Shool with the Class of 1943B and later graduated from Dyke
Mrs. Cook was a member of Christian Temple Disciples of Christ, Lorain, and Lorain
Duplicate Bridge Club.
Survivors include her husband, William S., to whom she was married 46 years; a son, Scott
H. of Raleight, N.C.; daughters, Connie Mele of Charlotte, N.C., and Ann at home; two
grandchildren; a sister, Dianne Ruma of Avon Lake; and a brother, David W. Dellefield of
Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her father, Harris Dellefield, in 1986; and her mother,
Dorothy Dellefield, in l989.
Friends will be received 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in Schwartz,
Spence & Boyer Home for Funerals, 1124 Fifth St., Lorain.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian Temple
Disciples of Christ, The Rev. Larry Anderson will officiate.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Society Program.
Services for Harriet (Hatie) Klooz, 100, who died at Golden Acres Nursing Home, Amherst,
Monday after a one=-year illness, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the
Curtis-Scheuffler Funeral Home, Elyria.
The Rev. G. Douglas Namson of the Columbia Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be
in Myrtle Creek Cemetery, Valley City.
She was born in a log cabin in Columbia, Ohio and lived most of her life in Lorain County.
She was a practical nurse and did child care until 1979.
She was a member of the Columbia Baptist Church.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Harvey (Gladys) Stang, of La Porte and several nieces
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Friends may call at the Curtis-Scheuffler Funeral Home, Wednesday 7-9 p.m.
Memorial contribuitions if desired, may be made to the Golden Acres Nursing Home, Amherst.
CHARLES P. MITTENDORF, Retired Toledo Sanitation Worker Charles P. Mittendorf,
80, of Lorain died Monday at Lorain Community/St. Joseph Regional Health Center East after
a long Illness.
Born in Avon, he lived in Toledo, moving to Lorain 14 years ago.
He worked for the Toledo Sanitation Department, retiring in 1981.
He had also worked at National Pharmacy in Lorain.
During World War II, he served with the Army.
Mr. Mittendorfr was a member of Nativity BVM Catholic Church, Lorain.
Survivors include his brothers-in-law, Reese Krugman of LasVegas and Arnold and Dan
Krugman, both of Lorain.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (nee Krugman), in 1981.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township, with
the Rev. John J. Klone, pastor emeriyus of St. Mary Church, officiating.
The Reidy-Scanian Funeral Home, Lorain, is in charge of
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