Dean Harold Wemken, Vallejo, CA
Dean Harold Wemken, 89, passed away at his home in Vallejo, California, on Tuesday, November 23, 2004.
Dean was born in White Hall, Illinois on April 23, 1915. He was raised by his mother, Gladys Nesbit Wemken and his father, John Wemken in Indiana and Illinois. Dean was raised in the Mellott area, graduating from Mellott High School in 1932. He lived for several years in Crawfordsville. While living in the Hillsboro area, he was a member of the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church. On April 1, 1936, Dean married Lola B. Julian and they were married for 40 years until her death in 1976. Dean first came to Vallejo in 1942 to serve in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed at Mare Island Navel Shipyard, where he helped to build ships for WW II.
After his discharge from the service he liked the mild climate the Bay Area offered, so they stayed. Dean worked as a shoe salesman and shoe department manager for the Albert’s Department Store (later Mervyn’s) in Napa for a number of years. He was involved with the Retail Clerks Union Local 373 for over 40 years, serving in many capacities, including, President and Business agent. He retired from the union in 1978.
Dean was involved with community organizations, including, United Way board member, Napa-Solano Boy Scout Council board member, Central Labor Council, Moose Lodge life member, Elks Lodge member and many other charitable organizations.
After his retirement from the Union, Dean worked for the Vallejo Transit Lines as a bus driver for several years. He also worked for the Blue & Gold Fleet on the Vallejo to San Francisco ferry service.
Dean enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Surviving are a son, Charles (wife-Jill) Wemken, Vallejo, CA; two granddaughters, Jessica Wemken and Patricia Wemken; a grandson, Anthony Jones; two great grandchildren, Aiden Wemken and Jordan Brunner; a sister, Marian Parker, Veedersburg.
Dean was a great man who was loved by all who knew him. He will be sorely missed.
A memorial service for Mr. Wemken will be held in the Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Saturday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Linda Lawler officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.
Thelma Jean (Roberts) Goodwine, Boswell
Thelma Jean (Roberts) Goodwine, 91, formerly of Boswell, and had been residing at Williamsport Health and Rehabilitation Center, Williamsport, died in the center on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at 4:15 a.m.
Thelma was born in Boswell, Indiana, on February 20, 1914. She was the daughter of Charles and Lucy Dalton Roberts. She was raised in Boswell, graduating from Boswell High School. She has resided in Williamsport for the past six years.
On September 30, 1932, Thelma married Russell G. Goodwine. He preceded her in death on June of 1958.
Thelma formerly worked as a secretary for Seeger Memorial High School for 10 years. She then began working as a clerk at the Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles in Williamsport, where she worked for 5 years. She then worked as a women’s county extension agent for Warren County for several years. Her final employment was with Purdue University as a housemother at the Fairway Christian Coop. She worked at Purdue for 20 years until her retirement in 1994.
Thelma was a member of the Tab Christian Church, where she played the piano for the church services. She also was a member of the Loyal Matrons Society of the Church. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Group of Boswell and was the piano player for the Senior Citizens Band of Boswell. She was formerly a girls 4-H Leader for several years.
Surviving are a son, Russell Wayne (wife-Karen) Goodwine, Bedford, IN; two daughters, Mary Lynn Balser, Williamsport and Connie (husband-James) Offutt, Sugarland, TX; a sister, Oma Booth, Attica; a brother, Charles William (wife-Gloria) Roberts, West Lafayette; six grandchildren, Debbie (husband-Joe) Lane, Pine Village, Diana (husband-Andy) Schroeder, Boswell, Joe (wife-Teresa) Balser, Lafayette; Tina (husband-Scott) Market, Williamsport; Brody Goodwine, Indianapolis; Nate (wife-Alisha) Goodwine, Bedford; nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Kay Orr and a sister, Helen Davis along with her parents.
Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Friday, March 4th, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 5th, at 11:00 a.m. with Revs. Rod Andrews and Bruce Thornsbrough officiating. Burial will be in the Locust Grove Cemetery, near Ambia. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Mildred Marie (Fenters) Miller, Attica
Mildred Marie (Fenters) Miller, 94, formerly of Attica, died in the Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac, Indiana, on Sunday, February 27, 2005, at 5:10 a.m.
Mildred was born in Attica, Indiana, on October 8, 1910. She was the daughter of the late Austin Leroy and Maude Mae Oland Fenters. She was raised in Attica, graduating from Attica High School in 1928.
Mildred formerly lived in Monticello and Warsaw and lived for over 70 years in Attica before moving to Winamac two years ago.
Mildred married George Eugene “Peelee” Miller on October 4, 1936 in Attica. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1992.
Mildred worked first for the Attica Telephone Company for 23 years. She later worked as a bookkeeper for the Harrison Steel Castings Company in Attica for twenty years, retiring on December 31, 1970. Following her retirement, she wintered several years in Texas.
Mildred was a member of the Attica First United Methodist Church; a charter member of the Business & Professional Women and the Women’s Literary Club, both of Attica. She was an avid flower gardener
Surviving are nine nieces and nephews: Judith Troxel, Colorado Springs, CO; Dr. James Fenters, Chicago, IL; Dennis Fenters, Indianapolis, IN; Michael Fenters, Lafayette; Mark Fenters, Perrysville, IN; Mary Plummer, Royal Center, IN; Alan Fenters, New Bremen, OH; Joe Miller, Millersburg, IN; Joann Klodzinski, Mishawaka, IN; a sister-in-law, Catheryn Fenters, Royal Center. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lillis Fenters Manssen and two brothers, Dean and Oran Fenters.
Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Tuesday, March 1st, from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. G. Scott Pattison officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica. Memorial contributions are preferred to the Attica First United Methodist Church.
Nick D. Day, Kingman
Nick D. Day, 45, 3660 Roland Drive, Kingman (Lake Hideaway), died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on U.S. 41 near CR 700 S. in Fountain County, Indiana, on Friday, April 8, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.
Nick was born in Danville, Illinois, on November 19, 1959. He was the son of Dwayne Day and Lynne Davis Padilla. He lived most of his life in the Hillsboro and Mellott communities. He has lived at Lake Hideaway since 2004. He attended Fountain Central High School and later received his G.E.D.
Nick worked as a roofing contractor.
Nick enjoyed the out of doors and loved to fish and hunt.
On November 19, 2004, Nick married Kelly Knapp Songer in Covington. She survives.
Also surviving are his father, Dwayne Day of Luxby, MD; his mother, Lynne Padilla, Tilton, IL; two daughters, Andrea D. Day, Indianapolis; Jailena Cline, Crawfordsville; two sons, Damian D. Clayton and Dillon D. Day, both of Indianapolis; a sister, Michelle (husband-Charles) Linzie, Hillsboro; a brother, Derek W. Dow, Hillsboro; three grandchildren, Desiree Clayton and Anthony Graham, both of Indianapolis and Jaylen Cline of Crawfordsville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dawn Orozco and a brother Randy Day.
Memorial services will be held at the Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Thursday, April 14th, at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Harold Holt officiating. Inurnment of cremains will be held at the Coopers Chapel Cemetery, south of Covington.
DeWayne O. Sundt, Bloomington, IN
DeWayne O. Sundt, 82, formerly of Attica and had been residing in Bloomington, IN, died in the Beverly Health Care in Bloomington, on Friday, August 26, 2005.
DeWayne was born in St. Paul, MN, on February 4, 1923. He was the son of the late Ole and Dora Simonson Sundt.
DeWayne was the owner/operator of the Sundt Standard Station in Attica fro 20 years. He was a member of the Wabash Lodge # 708 F. & A.M. of Attica and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis. He was an Army veteran serving during WW II.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years; Mary Lee (Miller) Sundt, Bloomington; a son, Greg Sundt and his wife Judy, Bloomington; two grandsons, Chad Sundt, Germany and Randall Sundt, Indianapolis; two sisters, Hope Blankenship of Attica; Pru Blankenship of Lafayette; two brothers, Garlyn Sundt of Attica and Jenner Sundt of Connersville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Stevens.
Visitation will be held at Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN, on Monday, August 29th, from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 1:30 p.m., with Alan Phillips officiating.
Entombment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens where Veterans Honor Guard will perform military rites.
Evelyn J. (Thayer) Crane, Attica
Evelyn J. (Thayer) Crane, 84, Attica, died in the Woodland Manor Nursing Center, Attica, on Saturday, September 10, 2005, at 7:20 a.m.
Evelyn was born in Linden, Indiana, on June 24, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Fred Finley and Mildred Kochel Thayer. Evelyn was raised in Williamsport and attended Williamsport High School. She has resided in Attica since 1937 and at the nursing home for the past year.
She was a homemaker. She attended the Attica First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, crafts, mushrooming, card playing, but her family was the most important aspect of her life.
On May 5, 1937, Evelyn married Robert Lee Crane in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1994.
Surviving are a son, Richard Lee (wife-Janet) Crane, Attica; a sister, Irma K. Oland, Attica; three grandchildren, Kim (husband-Ed) Payne; Jeff (wife-Chris) Crane and Tony (wife-Annette) Crane; nine great grandchildren, Jarrod and Jacklyn DeZarn, Joanna and Jacob Payne, Sam, Jack, Kaylie, Derek and Hannah Crane. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Okah VanHyfte and Violet Ice and two brothers, James M. Thayer and Fred F. Thayer, Jr.
Friends will be received at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Tuesday, September 13th, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 14th, at 1:00 p.m., with Pastors Ron Mabry and Mike McCollum officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica.
Memorial contributions are preferred to the Bi-County Alternative School or the Haiti Mission Education Fund % Attica First United Methodist Church.
Marjorie D. (Lientz) McCoy Dill, Attica
Marjorie D. (Lientz) McCoy Dill, 74, 308 N. Fifth St., Attica, died in the Woodland Manor Nursing Center, Attica, on Friday, September 9, 2005, at 5:45 a.m.
Marjorie was born in Montezuma, Indiana, on January 25, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Lester Forrest and Elsie Ellen Doan Lientz. She was raised in Parke County, moving to Attica in 1959.
She was first married to Frank McCoy. He preceded her in death. She later married Max Dill in the Attica Free Methodist Church on April 7, 1977. Max preceded her in death on December 20, 1990.
Marjorie had worked for many years at Radio Material Corp. in Attica. She formerly owned and operated the Attica Café restaurant in Attica and later worked as a bartender at the Corner Pub in Attica for 20 years. She retired in 2000.
She was a member of the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints; member of the Moose Lodge # 1482.
Surviving are five daughters, Lyndall (husband-John) Salts, West Lebanon; Gloria (husband-Joe) Crockett, Williamsport; Kathy Yoder, Lafayette; Marilyn (husband-Mark) Taylor, West Lebanon; Christina McCoy, Attica; a son, Gordon McCoy, Attica; four step children, John M. (wife-Sharon) Dill, Attica; Tedi (husband-Charles) Stafford, Attica; Melody (husband - Pat) Meyer, Brownsburg; Misty (husband-Joe) Abert, Attica; a sister, Shirlene (husband- Raymond) Norman, Mecca, IN; a brother, Ron Lientz (wife-Nancy) Lientz, Mecca, IN; 11 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren and one step great great grandson.
Visitation at Maus Funeral Home, Attica on Monday, September 12th, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a Moose Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m.
Gravesite services in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica, on Tuesday, September 13th, at 11:00 a.m. with Burr Smiley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.