Death Notices & Obituaries
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Kaufmann, Rudolph – Died Feb 24, 1949 Rudolph Kaufmann, 80, of 8456 Euclid Avenue. Chicago, died at ll:05 o'clock this morning at the Fairview hospital. The son of Andrew and Louise Kaufmann, he was born in Chicago on April 8, 1868.
On. Jan. 8,1890 in LaPorte he was married to Sophia Lange, who survives. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Dora Evans of Whiting and Mrs. Christine Bryan, Chicago. One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Griesel Chapel, 10240 Ewing avenue, Chicago, with the Rev. Mr. Stauch officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery. O.M. Haverstock is in charge of arrangements here. Obit donated by & Note added Linda Chappel - "I'm not sure which paper this was in but his date of death was Feb. 24, 1949." Linda may be reached at email@example.com
Keene, Clara Louise (Arnst) – Michigan City News Dispatch, November 8, 1947 Clara Louise Keene, 69, 2957 Wrobel, died at 1:50 p.m. yesterday in St. Anthony hospital after a short illness. She had been a resident of this city since 1920. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Marvin Haas funeral home with Rev. Floyd H. Pence officiating. Burial will be in Heston. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening and Monday until the hour of service. Mrs. Keene was born Nov. 27, 1877, in Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Arnst. She was married Dec. 12, 1897, in New Buffalo, to Frank Keene, who preceded her in death in 1909. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Iseminger, this city; and Mrs. Charles Ritzler, Buchanan, Mich.; and four grandchildren. The deceased had been a member of the First Christian church, Women’s Relief Corps, Daughters of America, Royal Neighbors, Women’s Benefit Assn. and the Conservation club.
Kelley, Joseph C. - News Dispatch, Michigan City, Ind - Monday, January 11, 1954 Joseph C. Kelley, 78, Elsie, Mich., was dead on arrival at Doctors Hospital at 8:15 p.m. Saturday after suffering a heart attack at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. He was visiting here.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.m. Wednesday in the Carlisle Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald C. Ford officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening and Wednesday until the hour of the service. Mr. Kelley was born Sept 6, 1875 in Clair County, Mich.
Surviving are six sons - Vernal of Ovid, Mich,; Joseph and Roy borh of Muskegon, Mich,; Donal and Neil both of this city; three daughters; Mrs. Robert Crimp and Mrs. Frieda Isenblatter, both of Halfmoon Bay, Calif., and Mrs. Norman Kelley of Detroit, Mich., and 34 grandchildren.
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Kelly, Garnet May - News Dispatch Nov 11, 1974 - Michigan City, Indiana Garnet May Kelley, 57, died at Rehabilitation Center after an illness of one year.
Funeral services will be tomorrow at 1 P.m. at Carlisle Funeral Home with the Rev. John R. Allen officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening and tomorrow until the service. She ws born in Kingsley, Mich., April 27, 1917, the daughter of Joseph and Elnora Spooner Kelley. Survivors included four children Donal, of Dallas, Tex., and J. Kimberley, Rishard and Mrs. Dianna Malloy., all of Detroit; her mother, Mrs. Elnora Buchan, this city; six brothers - Larry G. Kelley, this city; Donal Kelley, Elsie, Mich.; Dale Kelley, Battle Creek, Mich.; Vernal Kelley, Kingsley, Mich.; Joseph Kelley, Muskegan, Mich., and Neil Kelley, South Haven, Mich.; fours sisters -- Mrs. Frieda Mielke, South Haven, Michi., Mrs. Mary Jo Lehman, Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Beatrice Hunneycut, Wanatah, and Eva Kelley, Halfmoon Bay, Calif., and six grandchildren.
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Kenyon, Keith - He died July 19, 1975 - LaPorte Herald Argus (probably run July 21, 1975 Keith Cyrus Kenyon, 65, of 281 Willow St., died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday at his home after a two-month illness. He was born, July 9, 1910 in Roswell, S.D. to Herman and Myrtle (Franklin) Kenyon and had lived here for 33 years, coming here from Roswell. He was married April 8, 1934 in Mitchell, S.D. to Iris Kewley. Mr. Kenyon was a member of the First United Methodist Church, LaPorte Excelsior Lodge 41, Convenant Shrine 21 and was Past Watchman of the Shepherds. Mr. Kenyon was a retired employee of Allis Chalmers. Surviving are his wife, one son, Franklin Kenyon of LaPorte, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. One son and his parents preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at the Haverstock Funeral home with Rev. W. Leon Hartman officiating. Burial will be at Patton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today until the time of services.
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KENYON, MRS. MYRTLE (died March 7, 1963) – LaPorte Herald Argus Mrs. Myrtle E. Kenyon, 81 of Schneider drive, Oregon Wis., died at her home last night following an illness of one month. She was born Sept. 27, 1881 in Parker, S.D., to Lafayette and Emma Franklin and had lived in Wisconsin for one and a half years, going there from LaPorte. She was married in 1909 in Parker to Herman Kenyon. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, was a past noble grand of the Rebekah lodge, and a past officer in the Royal Neighbors. Surviving are on son Keith Kenyon, LaPorte; on Grandson, Franklin Kenyon, Kingsford Heights, and one sister, Mrs. Flora Miller, Hannah. Her husband, one brother and one sister [preceded her in death. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm Monday at ther Haverstock Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Floy L. Blewfield officiating and burial in Patton Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock chapel from tomorrow evening and until the time of the services. " The obit copy is undated but, I believe the date of the Obit to be March 8, 1963 because my records show Myrtle died March 7th, 1963"
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KEPPER, MRS. LEO (ELIZABETH) - Michigan City Evening News Thursday, December 15, 1921 DEATH OF MRS. LEO KEPPER An error in the announcement of a death yesterday, gave the name KEPPEN, when it soul have been KEPPER, . Mr. Elizabeth Kepper, wife of Leo Kepper, died at the home of Mr. And Mrs. John Hensell, 516 West Eleventh street, of old age and paralysis. Deceased was a native of Hanover, Germany, where she was born July 9, 1841, being 79 years of age last July. She came to this country in 1865. She was married to August Schultz. The husband died, leaving a widow and two children, now adults, August Schultz, residing east of thee city, and Mrs. John Hensell at whose home the mother passed away. In the early 1880's she was married to Leo Kepper, who now survives her. Deceased has lived in this city and in Coolspring township for more than 50 years. Besides the husband, she is survived by two adult children, 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a former member of St. Paul's church. Funeral from the Hensell home, Friday. Rev. Jones of the Baptist church officiating. Burial at Waterford cemetery. The family was on of the best known in Coolspring township. Submitted by: Laura J. Heckman
KEPPER, LEO - Michigan City News Wednesday Dec. 3, 1890 Leo Kepper, the 9-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Leo Kepper, residing near Waterford, whose recent illness THE NEWS has mentioned, died Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. He had been ill just ten weeks to the day. He was first afflicted with what appeared to be inflamatory rheumatism, but it afterwards developed that it was multiple suppurative asteomyelitis. Dr. Cole performed an operation, removing a piece of deceased bone from the boy's right AR. A large abscess on the hip joint was lanced and a pint of more of matter was taken therefrom. The disease seemed to spread throughout the boy's system and his bones nearly all became diseased. His recovery seemed impossible from the first and about all that could be done was to comfort him as much as possible while he lived. The boy suffered untold agonies, and death was awelcome relief. The funeral will be held from the church at Waterford, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. Vollmar, of St. Paul's chuch this city will officiate. Burial in Lowe cemetery. Submitted by: Laura J. Heckman.
KEPPER, LEO - Michigan City Evening Dispatch Thursday Sept. 9, 1926 Leo Kepper, 516 West Eleventh streets, died at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday evening, following an illness that extended over a period of three and a half years. His death was attributed to paralysis and old age. He was born ion Dec. 26, 1844, in Germany, and had lived in this country 40 years. He was a farmer by occupation. In 1878 he and Eliza (Bilka) were united in marriage in LaPorte. She preceded him in death. Surviving him are one step-daughter, Mrs. John Hensell, of 516 West Eleventh street, this city and one stepson, August Schultz, of Corymbo. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the home at 516 West Eleventh street. Rev. Ralph Karney, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in (Midway), Waterford Cemetery. A. L. Kepper, Harold Hensell, Mearle Hensell, Harold Hensell, Henry Kepper and William Przybylinski, grandsons of the decedent, will act as pallbearers. Pleas omit flowers. Submitted by: Laura J. Heckman
KEPPER, SOPHIA ELIZABETH - Michigan City Evening News Wednesday May 8, 1901 DEATH WAS INSTANT MISS SOPHIA E. KEPPER STRUCK BY LIGHTENING Had been fishing near her home at Waterford and was found dead on the grassy bank beside a stream on May 6, 1901. Miss Sophia Elizabeth Kepper, young lady & daughter of Leo Kepper residing at Waterford, was struck and killed instantly by a bolt of lightening between 3 & 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. A half hour later her dead body was found by her step-mother on the grass near the bank of a creek in which the girl had been fishing. Mrs. Kepper called to her husband and he came & tried to awaken his daughter and then telphone call was sent to the city for Dr. F. R. Warren, who hurried to the Kepper home and found the girl lying where she had fallen dead. The body was then removed to the home. The body bore evidence of its contact with the electric fluid. There was a large burned spot on the breast in the region of the heart and the young lady's right limb was burned from the knee to the foot. The stocking was torn and the shoe was partly torn from the right foot. The body was discolored from head to foot. Miss Kepper was born at Waterford December 29, 1878, and always lived with her father on the farm. She leaves a step-sister and step-brother, children of Mrs. Kepper, who are Mrs. Alvina Kepper and August Schultz, residin in this city. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, from the church at Waterford, Rev. H. Wickemeyer of St. Paul's church, this city, officiating. The remains was interred at Lowe's cemetery beside those of her brother, who died about ten years ago. Submitted by: Laura J. Heckman
KERWIN, ESTHER W. - La Porte Herald-Argus, April 14, 1997 Mrs. Esther W. Kerwin, 89, of Michigan City, died Friday, April 11, 1997, at 6:45 p.m. at St. Anthony Hospital. The funeral and burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. David Siefert officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church or Michiana Humane Society. Carlisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kessler, Lucille - Lucille Kessler- Ref: New Dispatch - Michigan City, IN - 6/30/1997
Lucille Kessler LaPORTE - Lucille Bernice Kessler, 76, of LaPorte, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday (June 29, 1997) at Fountainview Terrace, LaPorte. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, with the Rev. Dale Guckenburger and the Rev. Michael Heath officiating. Burial will be in Door Village Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today, and until the time of service Tuesday, at the funeral home.
KIENITZ, MRS AUGUST - - Michigan City News Wednesday April 24, 1895 - -Mrs. August (Pauline) Kienitz , aged 45 years, residing about two and one-half miles south of Waterford, died last night, Tuesday at about 5o’clock, of malaria fever. She leaves nine grown children and a husband. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Waterford church, Rev. Wickemeyer officiating, with interment in Low cemetery............Contributed by: Laura J. Heckman
Kilmer - Mrs. Mary[Alma], - September 20, 1893 ---Michigan City News on Page 4, Col 4+5
Mrs. Mary[Alma] Kilmer, wife of Henry Kilmer, residing near Hack's Mills, died Monday afternoon at two o'clock, aged 64 years. The funeral will be held at the Springville Church tomorrow at twelve o'clock. (Next Column) The funeral of Mrs. Mary[Alma] Kilmer, wife of Henry Kilmer, of Hack's Mills was held this noon at the Springville Church. A number attended from this city. [Corrections that should be noted in this Obituary]
Kilmer, Mrs. - Probably Mrs. Henry Kilmer - Daily Herald, Wed, Dec 6, 1894 Mrs. Kilmer living west of here died Wednesday after an illness of almost a year. She was laid to rest in the Eight Square cemetery by many sorrowing friends. To know her was to love her.
Kilmer, Edward F - August 23, 1944---LaPorte Herald-Argus on Page 2
Edward F Kilmer - Edward Franklin Kilmer, 83, of 711 1-2 Indiana Avenue, died at 7:15 o'clock last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Souder, following an illness of two days. The son of Henry and Alma Kilmer, he was born on September 3, 1860 and had lived in LaPorte county all his life, having been a farmer in Springfield township. He lived in LaPorte for the last 40 years. On April 21, 1884, in Niles, Michigan, he was married to Anna Provolt who preceded him in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Anna Souter, Mrs Mary Brown, and Mrs Mildred Struss all of LaPorte; one step-daughter, Mrs Etta Provolt Kilmer of Michigan Cityl one step-son, Ira Provolt, LaPorte; one adopted son, Opal Kilmer, Valparaiso; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Kilmer, Michigan City, and George Kilmer, Springfield township. Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs Harley Brown, 407 Washington Street and at 2:30 at the Springville Church. Burial will be in the Springville Cemetery with O M Haverstock in charge. Friends may call at 407 Washington until time of funeral. - Kilmer obits - Contributed by: Thomas Kester
Kilmer, George W - September 25, 1946---Michigan City News-Dispatch on Page 2, Col 7 George W. Kilmer, 75, retired farmer and lifelong resident of LaPorte county, died at 3 p.m. yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. F. Armstrong, Waukegan, Ill., after a long illness. He was born Aug. 7, 1871, in LaPorte county and was married to Bertha Ahrens, who preceded him in death in 1944. Another daughter, Mrs. Louis E. Westphal, New Buffalo, and 12 grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hummer mortuary with Rev. Harold T. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood. Friends may call at Hummer's from Thursday afternoon until the funeral hour.
Kilmer Henry - Friday March 3, 1899---La Porte Daily Herald, Page 8 - - Henry Kilmer, residing near Springville, died Wednesday of heart disease. The funeral will be held tomorrow.
March 8, 1899--- Michigan City News, Page 1, Col 4 Death of Henry Killmer[kilmer], of Springville, died at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon of heart disease at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. William Gerdes, on west 8th Street, with whom he had been residing for the past three months. Mr. Killmer[kilmer] was 75 years of age at the time of this death. He owned a farm near Hack's Mills and resided there for the past thirty years, until he moved to this city. He leaves two daughters and four sons to mourn his death. They are: Mrs. Ida Merchant, of Hanna; Mrs. Ada Brown, of Springville; William Killmer[kilmer], of Michigan City; Edward Killmer[kilmer], George Killmer[kilmer] and Charles Killmer[kilmer], of Hack's Mills. [brackets show corrections of original obituary information]
Kilmer William C. - May 8, 1918---Michigan City News-Dispatch on Page 8, Col 2+3 William C. Kilmer, native of this county, 48 years of age, died Friday at his home in Springfeld township. He had been in poor health five years. He was married Dec. 31, 1891, to Miss Etta May Provolt, of this city. The widow survives him. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ada Broan and Mrs. Ida Merchant, both of this county, and three brothers, Edward and George Kilmer of Springfield township and Charles Kilmer, who resides in this city. The Funeral was held Sunday afternoon with services at the Springville Methodist Church. Interment was in the Springville Cemetery.
Kimbrel, Benjamin - The Vidette Messenger, Valparaiso, IN , Dec 28, 1944
State's Oldest Mason Dies Age 100 in Westville
La Porte, Ind., Dec. 28--(UP)
Benjamin Franklin Kimbrel, 100, Indiana oldest Mason, died today in his home at Westville, the second civil war beteran to die in northwestern Indiana this week.
Kimbrel's death occurred only a few hours before funeral services were held at nearby Hammond for the Rev. George R. Streeter, 96, former state Grand Army of the Republic Champlain and inspectore who died Sunday.
Kimbrel was a native of Greenville, Ind. He reached the century mark Oct 15. In the civil war he volunteered for service with the Union army at Camp Noble, New Albany, Ind., at the age of 18.
He participated in 17 civil war battles with Company H of the 66th Indiana Volunteers and was with Genearl Sheman on his famous march to the sea.
Kimbrel once lived in Chicago, moving to Westville in 1916. His wife, Mary Elizabeth, 86; two daughters and a son survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday.
Streeter was buried in New Carlisle,Ind.
Klettke, Mrs. Otilie - - MCND - Mon. 19 June 1944 - Mrs. Otillie Klettke, 70, 324 Butler, resident oft his city for 52 years, died at 10:50 Saturday monring at St.. Anthony hospital, after an illness of two weeks. She was born July 10., 1873, in Germany, the daughter of the late August and Augusta Brose. She was married June 6, 1893, in Jefferson Wis., to Henry Klettke who survives. a Also surviving are the folowing children: Albert and BervaseKlettke, Gary, Paul, Fred, Lawrence and Joesph Klettke, Mrs. Herman Kambs and Mrs. Clarence Crowl all of this city and Mrs. Warren Cannon, Gary; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Poeppel, Wauwatosa,Wis., and a brother, Otto Brose, Bever Ore.
She was a member of St. Mary's of the IMmaculate Conception church and the Rosary Society oft hat church. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. E. H. Vurpillat will officiate and burial in Calvary.
Friends may call at the Ott Funeral chapel Tuesday afternoon and evening and Wednesday until the hour of service. Roseary society will meet at 3 Tuesday afternoon at the Ott Funeral Home to recite the rosary. - (webmaster note - Calvary Cemetery is located with Greenwood Cemetery. ) Contributed by Ilaine Church.
Klettke, Henry - Man Follows Wife In Death - MCND, Tues., 27 June 1944 - Just 10 days after the death of his wife, Otilia, Henry Klettke, 73, 324 Butler, died at 5 a.m. today in St. Anthony hospital. He had been ill for several months.
He was born Dec 6, 1870 and was married June 6, 1893 in Jefferson, Wis. - Surviving are the following children: Albert and Bervase, Garry, Paul, Fred, Lawrence and Joseph, Mrs. Herman Kambs and Mrs. Clarence Crowl all ofth is city, Mrs. Warren Cannon, Gary; 10 granchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Ernest; three sisters, Mrs Paul Krug, Mrsl Otto Heyse and Mrs. Theodore Walters. - He was a member of St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception church where funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday. REv. E. H. Vurpillit will officiate and burial will be in Calvary. (webmaster note - Calvary Cemetery is located with Greenwood Cemetery. ) Contributed by Ilaine Church.
Koaalsky, Wassen - The Daily Herald November 21, 1918 Page 7 Wassen Koaalsky, four years old, living at 522 Niesen street, died of croup last Tuesday. No undertaker was called until last evening and the fact of the death did not become public until then. The parents are Russian and the father, immediately after the child's death, set out for Gary to obtain the services of a Russian Catholic priest, who will conduct the funeral, which was held at the home at 11:45 a.m. today, the interment being in St. Joseph's cemetery. Cutler Bros. were in charge.
Koaalsky, Wassen - The LaPorte Daily Argus November 21, 1918 Page 5 The funeral services were held this morning of Wassen Koaalsky at the home of the parents, 522 Niesen street, the priest of the Russian Catholic church at Gary officiating, interment taking place in St. Joseph's cemetery, with Cutler Bros. the directors. The deceased was four years of age. Death resulted Tuesday from croup.
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Koepke - La Porte Argus, I find > >> the following in the 18 April 1898 issue: > >> Carl KOEPKE died Saturday at home of son Charles, 108 Patton Street. Born Germany February > >> 15, 1820. Wife died in 1895. Leaves seven children > >> to mourn. Interred at Patton Cemetery.
The Patton Cemetery records show: - KOEPKE Carl, Feb. 15, 1821 - Apr. 16, 1898
Dora, wife of Carl - Feb. 3, 1825 - Nov. 10, 1895
The following KOEPKE death records from 1882-1920 are available from the La Porte County Health Dept., 4th floor, La Porte County Complex.
KOEPKE Carl m w 8 - Jun 17 1890 Michigan City
Edward m w 9 mo - Aug 12 1894 Michigan City
Geo m w 1 - Aug 20 1893 Michigan City
Hannah f w 24 - Aug 25 1888 Michigan City
Henry m w 5 mo -Dec 8 1886 ...
Will m w 6 mo - Mar 30 1885 La Porte
Willie Edw m w 12 - May 20 1902 Michigan City
KOEPKIE Louie m w 4 - Jan 9 1887 La Porte -
Information - Donated by Fern Eddy Schultz
Kohlman, Irene L. - LaPorte Herald Argus August 31, 1973 Mrs. Irene L. Kohlman, 70, of 818 Wabash Street, Michigan City, died Thursday at 8:50 p.m. at St. Anthony hospital after a three-week illness. She was born in Knox, Indiana on July 12, 1903 to Lawrence and Margaret Freese. She was a member of St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception in Michigan City. She was married to Louis Kohlman who preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Clara Oman, Michigan City; Mrs. Glenn Frazee, Mesa, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ray Morford, Cape Coral, Florida; four brothers, Clifford, Clyde, Curtis, and Jesse Freese, all of LaPorte; three sisters, Bernice Logus, Fort Ogden, Florida; Mrs. Lorraine Thomas, Grand Rapids, Iowa, and Mrs. Esther Black, also of Grand Rapids; six grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters precede her in death. Funeral services will be at 10 am Tuesday at St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception church with the Rev. Albert Zimmerman officiating. Scriptural services will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Funeral home, Michigan City. Friends may call Monday afternoon and evening and Tuesday until the time of services at the Carlisle Funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Kowalski, Angela - LaPorte Herald Argus February 8, 2000 Page 13 A funeral Mass for Mrs. Angela "Angie" J. Kowalski, 86, of 1710 Farrand Ave., LaPorte, will be held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Rev. Ted Nordquist officiating. She died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at 11:26 a.m. at St. Anthony Memorial Health Centers in Michigan City, following a brief illness. Friends may call at Essling Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, where a wake service will be held at 7 tonight, and from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic School Godparent Program. She was born Aug. 23, 1913, in Oglesby, Ill., to Anton and Anna (Walczyk) Kowalczyk, and had lived in LaPorte for 68 years, coming from Oglesby. Mrs. Kowalski was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Rosary Sodality, Martha Circle and choir of that church, had retired as a finisher after 10 years at Indiana Moulding and Frame Co. and was a volunteer at St. Joseph's Curiosity Shop. On April 21, 1938, in LaPorte, she married John Kowalski, who died Jan. 5, 1964. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Baima, and four brothers, Carl, Anthony, Francis and Joseph Kowalczyk. Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Schoof of Fish Lake, and Marie Vallentyne of Battle Ground, Wash.; one son, John J. of Aurora, Colo.; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one sister, Louise Picatto of LaPorte. submitted by: Sherry Irvin at email@example.com
Kowalski, John - LaPorte Herald Argus January 7, 1964 Page 2 Kowalski Funeral Funeral services for John Kowalski, 52, of 1710 Farrand avenue who died Sunday at Holy Family hospital, will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic church with the Rev. Albert Zimmerman officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's cemetery. Friends may call at the Kelly Funeral home from now until the time of the service tomorrow. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home. Kowalski was born April 10, 1911 in LaPorte to Paul and Zina (Michaylova) Kowalski and had lived in LaPorte all of his life where he was employed by the city's sanitation department. He was married April 21, 1938 in LaPorte to Angela Kowalczyk. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church. Survivors include his wife; a son, John J., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Julius Schoof, Walkerton; Marie A., at home; a sister, Juanita Smith, LaPorte, and one grandchild. submitted by: Sherry Irvin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kowalski, Pete - LaPorte Herald Argus October 20, 1939 Page 4 Pete Kowalski, age 23, of 522 Niesen street, passed away at his home at 6:15 last evening after a year's illness. The son of Paul and Zena Kowalski he was born in LaPorte on Sept. 10, 1916, and had lived here all his life. He is survived by his parents; one brother, John Kowalski of LaPorte; two sisters, Mrs.Vera Bayes of LaPorte and Miss Juanita Kowalski at home. Mr. Kowalski graduated from LaPorte High school in 1935. He was widely known among baseball players and fans. He played on the high school team and later played independent baseball with local nines. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Joseph's Catholic church. The Rev. A. C. Van Rie will officiate and burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery with the Haverstock Funeral home in charge. The body may be viewed at the residence from tomorrow noon until the time of the service. submitted by: Sherry Irvin at email@example.com
Kowalski, Paul - LaPorte Herald Argus April 14, 1956 Page 2 Paul Kowalski, 72, of 522 Niesen street, died at 2:10 this morning at the Fairview hospital after an illness of five days. Mr. Kowalski was born in Korbin, Russia, on Jan. 15, 1884. A retired Allis-Chalmers employe he had lived here for 47 years. He was married in Russia on Nov. 6, 1906 to Zena Sahk, who preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, John, and one daughter, Mrs. Grover Smith, both of LaPorte; one brother, George Kowalchuck, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the Haverstock Funeral home with the Rev. A. C. Van Rie officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight and until time of services.
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Kowalski, Zena Mrs. - LaPorte Herald Argus January 11, 1952 Page 2 Mrs. Zena Kowalski, 62, of 522 Niesen street, died at 6:45 o'clock this morning at the Fairview hospital after an illness of five years. The daughter of Michael and Katherine Sahk, she was born in Russia on Oct. 30, 1889 and had lived here since 1910, coming from Russia. On Nov. 6, 1906 in Russia she was married to Paul Kowalski, who survives. One son, John, of LaPorte, and one daughter, Mrs. Grover Smith of Rolling Prairie, and nine grandchildren survive. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Kowalski residence with the Rev. A. C. Van Rie officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. Friends may call at the residence from 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. O. M. Haverstock is in charge of arrangements.
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Kreidler, Mrs. Linda - Michigan City News Dispatch July 6, 1943 pg. 3 c 1 -- Mrs. Linda Kreidler, 31, 1119 Broadway, South Bend died at 12:10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's hospital, Mishawaka of injuries received in an auto accident last Thursday. She was born in Laporte on August 13, 1911 and had lived in South Bend nine years, going there form LaPorte. In 1934 she married Elmer Kreidler who died five years ago. Survivors are her parents, Mr and Mrs Emil Baker, South Bend; three brothers, Harry, Laporte, Walter, this city, Earl, Riverside, California and a stepsister, Mrs. Katherine Klughardt and a step brother, Edwin of South Bend. Funeral services will be held at 10 Wednesday morning at the Orvis Funeral Home with Rev Goffeney, Pastor of Zion Evangelical Church officiating. - Contributed by Karen Zach - see our donations page for email address
Krout, Abija - -Source: LaPorte Herald-Argus, LaPorte Indiana -- Abija Krout, age 63, of 613 Freemont street, passed away at 4:45 a.m. today, July 9 1936, at the Fairview hospital after an illness of six months. Mr. Krout was born in Montgomery county, Indiana on June 26 1873. He had lived here for the past five years, coming to LaPorte from Veedersburg, Ind. He made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Hagle. In1890 Mr. Krout married Elga Huts. He was a member of the Methodist church at Covington, Ind. Surviving are two sons, Chalres Krout of Logansport and James Krout of LaPorte; six daughters, Mrs. Laura Newnum of Plainwell, Mich., Mrs. Amy Miller of Francesville Ind., Mrs. Grace Jungles of Rensselaer, Ind., Mrs. Jewell Hagle, Mrs. Lona Cavander and Mrs. Marie Biege of LaPorte; one sister, Mrs. Mary Switzer of Krauge, Ind.; one brother John Krout of Brazil Ind. 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at 396 Melrose street. The body may be viewed at the same address. Burial will be in Patten cemetery with O. M. Haverstock in charge. - contributed by Montgomery Genweb Coord. Karen Zach
Krueger, Augusta - Source: Michigan City Evening News Sat. Oct 27, 1900
Mrs. Augusta Krueger died at 10 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Raffel, 303 Union Street, death due to old age. She was 74 years old and had resided in the United States 19 years. Her husband died in Germany. Mrs. Marschke is survived by two sons, Reinhart Krueger of the eastside and Bernhardt Marschke, and by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Raffel of this city and Mrs. Herman Clough of Coolspring township. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the eastside Congregational church, Rev. H. Heinzelmann officiating.
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Krug, Mrs. August - June 2, 1935 The funeral of Mrs. August (Leona Liedtke) Krug will take place at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Carlisle Funeral Home. Rev. A. T. Buckler, pastor of St Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, will conduct the services. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery. The body may be viewed this evening and Wednesday at the Carlisle funeral home. Mrs. Krug was born December 29, 1908 in Michigan City and is survived by her husband, August Krug, her father Otto Liedtke and five brothers and two sisters.
KRUEGER , ADOLPH - Michigan City News Dispatch March 12, 1942 - Adolph Herman Krueger, 69, died at 5 this morning at his home, 816 Cleveland, after an illness of four years. He had been employed as a watchman at Michiana Products. He was born April 19, 1872 in Germany and had been a resident of this city for 40 years. He was married here on Feb. 13, 1904, to Caroline Feil who survives. Also surviving are several children: Mrs. Stanley Kaufman, Mrs. Russell Schwanke, both of this city, Mrs. Lloyd Hartford, Carl and Walter, Battle Creek, Albert, St. Louis, Adolph, Detroit; six grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Jesch, this city, Ferdinand Jesch, Cuba City [sic s/b Yuba City], Cal., and one sister in Germany. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Contributed by Katie Krueger - email@example.com
Kruger aka Krueger, Elwood - "HERALD ARGUS, LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana, Friday, 10 January 1969, page 3 ELWOOD A KRUGER (sic KRUEGER)
Elwood A KRUGER, 74, of 215 B Street, died at 1:04 p.m. Thursday at Pine Lake division hospital. He had been ill for 13 years.
Mr. KRUGER was born in LaPorte on July 31, 1894 to William and Lucy (DUNN) KRUGER. He lived here all his life. He was married in LaPorte on July 31, 1915 to Ethel McGARITY, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, James, of Portage, Ind.; five daughters, Mrs. Leland (Martha) BRADY, Mrs. Ernest (Enid) SCHMIDT and Mrs. Jack (Barbara) TRAVIS, all of La Porte; Mrs. Harry (Meredith) MEYER, Mill Creek; and Mrs. W. R. (Eunice) STICKLEN, Champaign, Ill.; 18 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry W. KRUGER, LaPorte; one sister, Mrs. George BATCHER, LaPorte. Two sons, one daughter, four brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cutler Brothers Funeral home. The Rev. Alvin EMBRY will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery. Contributed by: ROBERTCLOC@aol.com
Kuehne, August - La Porte Herald Argus, May 1, 1923: August Kuehne, age 75, died suddenly at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clowsen O. Hughes, 1318 1/2 Washington street, at 1 p.m. today. Deat was caused by apoplexy. Mr. Kuehne, who lived at No. 1 Kuehne court was working at the property at 1318 1/2 Washington street when he took ill. His wife was called and reached his side a few minutes before he passed away. The deceased man is survived by his widow, three daughters and two stepsons. The funeral arrangements had not been made this afternoon. L. A. Decker is the undertaker. La Porte Herald Argus, May 3, 1923:
August Kuehn, age 74, No. 1 Kuehne court, and who died suddenly Tuesday noon at 1318 Washington street, was born in Germany April 14, 1848. He came to this country from Germany and had lived in La Porte for many years. He was an employee of the Advance Rumely company for a long time. Mr. Kuehne married Emma Zieke in Germany. She passed away 16 years ago. In 1908 he married Helene Hein. The deceased man was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge. Besides the widow, three daughters from Mr. Kuehne's first marriage survive. They are: Mrs. Bathasar Luchsinger of La Porte; Mrs. August Wolf, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. D. E. Baker, Portland, Ore. Two stepsons, Robert O. Hein, Chicago, and Walter Hein, Dayton, O., also survive besides six grandchildren. The funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 p.m. Saturday . The Rev. G. G. Bratzel will be the minister in charge . Burial will be at Pine Lake cemetery with L. A. Decker in charge.
Kuehne, Helen La Porte Herald Argus, June 1, 1925: Helen Kuehne, widow of the late August Kuehne, died at her home, No. 1 Kuehne court, at 10 p.m. Saturday. She was 58 years old. Mrs. Kuehne was born in Germany and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Putskow. She had lived here since 1908, which was the year she left Berlin, Germany. She leaves two sons and three stepdaughters. They are Robert O. Hein of Chicago, Walter R. Hein of Dayton, O., Mrs. Anna Luchsinger of La Porte, Mrs. Helen Wolff of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Ella Baker of Portland, Ore. One grandson also survives. Mrs. Kuehne was married to August Kuehne in this city in 1908. Her first husband died in Germany. Funeral rites will be held at the home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. G. G. Bratzel will be in charge. Burial will be at Pine Lake cemetery. L. A. Decker is the funeral director.
The Pine Lake Cemetery records located at the Historical Society have the following listings for this surname: Kuehne, Emma wife of August 1851 - 1907 Kuehne, August 1848 - 1923 Kuehne, Ferdinand 1853-1923 Kuehne, Helene, wife of August 1866 - 1925 Kuehne, Julia 1854 - 1924 Kuehne, Maria J. 1850 - 1927 Kuehne, Charles Feb 12, 1880 - Aug 6, 1910
Kuhn, Aminda (Dudley) - Daily Herald, La Porte, Saturday, June 30, 1917 - Mrs. Aminda Kuhn of this city passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Trainor in Indiana Harbor, at 4:30 yesterday morning. She had been ill for the past five months with a complication of diseases. Aminda Dudley was born August 26, 1848, at Sauktown, Ind., this county. September 1, 1875, she was united in marriage with Henry Kuhn, who preceded her in death 25 years ago. Those left to mourn her loss included four daughters, Mrs. Anna Steele of Rock Island, Ill., Mrs. John Ness of Underwood, North Dakota, Mrs. James Trainor of Indiana Harbor, Mrs. Della Harkness of this city, and one son, Charles Kuhn, also of LaPorte. Friends wishing to view the remains may do so at the home of her son, Charles, at 102 State street. The funeral service and burial will be at Sauktown at 11 o'clock Sunday morning. Cutler Bros. are in charge.