Elaine I. Haycraft
April 23, 1924 - March 25, 2002
Elaine I. Haycraft, a resident of the Bremen Health Care Center, died following three years of illness on Monday, March 25, 2002 at 5:48 a.m., under the loving care of the Center, her family, and Marshall County Hospice. She had been a former resident of Argos and Plymouth.
Elaine was born in Teegarden, Indiana, on April 23, 1924, the daughter of Nelson and Gertrude Harley Baughman. She attended gradeschool at Teegarden, and Tyner High School.
Elaine was first married to Lee W. Reid on September 13, 1941. On September 4, 1971, she married Carlie Haycraft, who preceded her in death on July 25, 1986.
She was an at home mother while raising her family. She had worked at Wagner Wire in Plymouth; Hart, Schaffner and Marx in Rochester and after she and Carlie were married, they worked together as Haycraft Cleaning Service.
Overlooking the fact that she was legally blind, Elaine enjoyed crocheting items for her family and friends. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Plymouth V.F.W., and the Woman of the Moose Lodge Chapter 1355, of Plymouth.
Elaine is survived by four children, Curtis and Sharon Reid of Cadillac, Michigan, and their children, Todd, John and Daniel, all of Cadillac, and Aaron and his wife Shannon of Lebanon, Ind. Donna and Rick Hartle of Dillon, Montana, and their children Angela and her husband Shawn Reed and Wade and Lisa Berger, all of Plymouth, Ind. Jary and Mike Bailey and their
children Laurie and her husband Tim Nestor of Indianapolis, Ind. and Brandon Grolich of Plymouth, Ind. Steve and Jenny Reid, Sr. of Culver, Ind. and their children, Eric Reid of Plymouth, Ind. and Steve Reid, Jr. of Culver, Ind.
Five great grandchildren also survive, along with a step son, David and Diane Haycraft and a step daughter, Diana and Mike Hoover, all of Plymouth, three step grandchildren, a brother Harley Baughman of South Bend, Ind. And five sisters, Velma Mangus of LaPaz, Ind.; Opal Kranitz of North Liberty, Ind.; Marian Bralick of Orange City, Florida; Ruby and Robert Kaiser of Walkerton, Ind.; and Shirley and Roland Lichtenbarger of Teegarden, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carlie, and a sister-in-law Margaret Baughman and two brothers-in-law, Quentin Mangus and Louis Kranitz.
Funeral Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2002 in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, with Pastor Tom Padberg, Chaplain of the Marshall County Hospice officiating.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday, March 28, 2002 in the Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral services, then immediately following the services until 8:00 p.m.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, Ind.
Memorial gifts in Elaine's memory may be made to the Marshall County Hospice.
Leah Collins Heiderich
July 15, 1913 - April 6, 2001
TUCSON, AZ – Memorial services for former Plymouth resident, Leah Collins Heiderich, will be held on Sat. June 9, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the New Oakhill Cemetery Chapel, Plymouth. The Rev. James Campbell will officiate. A time to share with family and friends will take place one half hour prior to services in the chapel.
Leah, who was born July 15, 1913 in Wanatah, Ind. to Carroll L. and Nettie Mitzner Pinney, died on Friday, April 6, 2001 at Atria Campana Del Rio, Tucson, a retirement community where she lived.
On March 9, 1940 she married John B. Collins of Peotone, Ill. He died Aug. 12, 1984. She then married Ronald Heiderich on July 15, 1992. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1998.
Leah graduated from Riley High School in South Bend and Butler University in Indianapolis. She was a teacher at Webster and West Elementary Schools in Plymouth from 1961 to 1965.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Collins Orey and Mary Virginia Collins Huffman of Tucson; four granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren and a sister, Betty Lou Laramore of Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Maureen Collins Sapp on April 20, 1970, and two brothers, Wilbur and Donald Pinney.
Memorial gifts in Leah’s memory may be given to the American Heart Association or the Masonic Learning Center for Children, 427 N. Main St., South Bend, Indiana 46601.
Robert L. Hileman
April 2, 1922 - May 10, 2001
When the people who called Bob Hileman teacher, coach, counselor and friend, speak of him the first things they talk about is his honesty, high moral standards and hard work.
Bob Hileman, 79, former athletic director of Plymouth High School, died, in the loving company of his family, at 2:15 a.m. Thursday morning at his home, 1401 Lake Avenue. He had been ill for a number of months.
Jack Edison, head PHS basketball coach, worked for Hileman for twenty years. “ Bob had a total commitment to his family and his school,” Edison said. “A tireless worker, he took care of all the minute details.
“Whatever respect Plymouth athletics have earned must be attributed to Bob Hileman’s leadership.”
Bob was born in Michigan City, the son of Harve and Martha Peo Hileman, on April 2, 1922. The family moved to Plymouth when he was eight years old. He attended Washington Elementary and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940, where he was an outstanding basketball player, scoring over 120 points in both his junior and senior years. He also played football, was class president and was involved in the school drama productions .
Bob was at Butler University for two years. When World War II erupted, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, spending three and one-half years serving his country, a year of that on Saipan Island in the South Pacific.
On his return from the service, he re-entered Butler and graduated in 1948, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He later earned a master’s degree from Indiana University and a Supervisor of Guidance certificate from Purdue University.
Bob and Marian V. Furry were married at her home near Plymouth on June 6, 1947.
His first teaching job was at Logansport’s Franklin Elementary School. He then moved to Argos High School where he was a teacher and coach for seven years.
In 1957, he came back to Plymouth High School as a teacher and coach. He served as Athletic Director at Plymouth High School for 24 years, 1962 to 1986.
Bob was instrumental in founding the Northern Lakes Conference and maintaining its current competitive status.
During his tenure as AD, in addition to all of the girls’ sports, he was instrumental in adding swimming, wrestling, golf, tennis and soccer.
He was an ardent supporter of Plymouth athletics and followed them faithfully. He loved all sports and was, in particular, a Chicago Cub fan. He enjoyed his grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities. He liked to read and work various types of puzzles.
Since the early 50s, the family has attended Trinity United Methodist Church. He served as a director in the Indiana High School Athletic Directors Association and was a member of the National Educational Association and the Indiana State Teacher’s Association. He was a former president of the Marshall County Coaches Association and was on the North Central Evaluating Committee.
Civic-minded, Bob was a Summer Recreation Director, had assisted with Special Olympics programs, and A.A.U. swim events. He chaperoned at Boy Scout Camps and assisted in community sponsored athletic programs.
Bill Nixon said that Bob Hileman had influenced his life in many ways. “ I remember him as a coach. I remember him as my boss when I was a coach. When I became Assistant Athletic Director, he taught me the ins and outs of being an A.D. Without his help,” Nixon continued, “ I would have been lost when I became A.D.
“Most importantly, I remember how well he treated me and how patient he was with me.
“He was truly a nice man.”
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Marian, a son David L. Hileman and two daughters and their families, all of Plymouth. They are: Linda S. and Larry Mann and their son, Eric: Judy K. and Mike Delp and their children Erica, Michael and Adam.
A daughter, Karen A. Erbse, died on January 3, 2001. Her two children are Andy and Betsy Erbse.
In addition to Karen, Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Krista Delp. Two brothers, Howard and Russell Hileman and a sister, Lois Coote have also died.
Visiting with the family will be on Saturday, May 12, 2001, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2001, in the funeral home. The Rev. Maurice Grindle, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts may be given in Bob Hileman’s memory to the Trinity United Methodist Church or the Marshall County Hospice.
Sr. Mary Francis Houin PHJC
November 23, 1918 - November 11, 2001
‘Come Home Good and Faithful Servant.’ Sister Mary Francis Houin, PHJC, 82, died at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in the Catherine Kasper Home, at the Community of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, Donaldson, Ind.
The daughter of Francis and Frances Smith Houin, Sister Mary Francis was born in Plymouth, Ind., on Nov. 23, 1918.
She entered the convent on June 26, 1937, and professed her first vows on June 25, 1939.
After earning a B.S. in Education, Sister Mary Francis traveled the world evangelizing. As a Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ, Sister was likened to St. Paul: she served in many mission fields, including Africa.
Sister was a parochial school elementary teacher for over 40 years and then was the administrator of Beacon House (House of Prayer) in Burlington, Iowa, until her retirement in May of 1998.
Surviving her death are three sisters and three brothers. Her sisters are Irene Wenzel, N. Liberty, Ind., Catherine Haeck, Plymouth, Ind., and Theresa Anderson and her husband, Lloyd, Plymouth. Her brothers are: Bernard Houin and his wife, Betty, Argos: Lawrence Houin and his wife, Frances, and Leo Houin and his wife, Marilyn, all of Plymouth. A sister-in-law Pauline Houin of Plymouth also survives, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Sister was preceded in death by two brothers Elmer and Carl.
Friends may call at the Catherine Kasper Home to celebrate the life of Sister Mary Francis on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at the Catherine Kasper Home. Father Edward Konerman, S.J. and Father Anthony Gillespie will officiate.
Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Donaldson, Indiana.
Floyd L. Irwin
June 6, 1906 - September 9, 2001
Floyd L. Irwin, 95, died on Sept. 9, 2001, at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he had lived since 1997, moving there from North Liberty, Ind.
He was born on June 6, 1906, in North Township, Marshall County, to Riley E. and Rosa Ellen Berger Irwin. He attended schools in Teegarden and graduated from Walkerton High School in 1924.
On Nov. 14, 1936, Floyd and Edith J. Shawhan of Pike County, Indiana, were married. They lived in Logansport and Plymouth prior to moving to Albuquerque. Edith died in 1981.
Floyd worked for the Indiana Motor Bus Company as a driver and maintenance supervisor until 1962. After moving to New Mexico, he worked for the Sandia Corp. as an electronics technician until his retirement to his farm near Petersburg, Ind., in 1970. From 1972 to 1997, he was caretaker of his sister’s farm near North Liberty.
Floyd was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.
He is survived by a son and a daughter. They are: James Irwin and his wife, Roberta, of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Karla Cates and her husband, William of Albuquerque. A grandson, Vernon and Sunny Reaser, Phoenix, Ariz., and a granddaughter, Mindy and Arthur Ortega of Albuquerque also survive. One great-grandson, four great-granddaughters and a sister, Irene Stetler of Plymouth, survive as well.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse and by three brothers: Ralph, Jacob and Alfred. Three sisters, Hazel Williams, Beulah Starner and Clara Irwin have also died.
Visitation will be held on Friday evening, Sept. 21, 2001 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services for Floyd will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, in the funeral home. The Rev. Charles Kreig, pastor of the Pretty Lake United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Westlawn Cemetery in North Liberty, Ind.
Memorial gifts in Floyd’s memory may be made to Open Hands, P.O. Box 4625, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87502 or Joy Junction, P.O. Box 27693, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87125.