Isabella County Times-News
Funeral services were conducted at the Sacred Heart Catholic church Monday morning at
10:30 o’clock for Louis Mrazek, who passed away February 12, 1943.
The Rev. J. J. Ammon was the clergyman and J. J. Rush was in charge of arrangements.
Internment was made in the Calvary cemetery Wednesday, February 17.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; four sons, Louis of Owosso, Cpl. Emil and Pvt. Joe of
the United States Army, and John of Mt. pleasant; and six daughters, Mrs. Anna Boulis of Flint,
Mrs. Ella O’Hare, Mrs. Louis Ball, Mrs. Agnes Moore, Rose Mary Mrazek and Mary Anne
Mrazek of Mt. pleasant. He was the father of Charles Mrazek, who lost his life in the Munro
House fire. Mt. Mrazek was born in Yugoslavia, July 1, 1891
Margaret M. Young
Margaret M. Young, of 210 North Lansing street, passed away February 13, 1943. She had been
a resident of Mt. pleasant for 32 years. She was born in Ionia county, March 27, 1877.
She is survived by her husband Maney T.; one son, Justin; seven sisters, Kate Motz of Fowler;
Lizzie Fox and Emma Droste of Pewamo, Clara ley of Lansing, Susie Tillmann and Christine
Schueller of Mt. pleasant; and one brother, Theodore Thelen of Pewamo.
Funeral services were conducted from the Sacred Heart Catholic church Tuesday morning,
February 16 at ten o’clock, with the Rev., J. J. Zaskowski officiating. Internment in Riverside
cemetery. J.J. Rush was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Stinson funeral home at two o’clock, Thursday
afternoon February 18, for John Kauper who died Sunday, February 14. He was born October
24 1885 in Germany and had been a farmer in Isabella county for five years.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Warner of Flint and Mrs. Sarah Behrend of Mt. Pleasant;
and three brothers, Henry of Illinois, Jake and Frank of Iowa.
Stinson and Sons were in charge of arrangements. The Rev. C. W. Mackenzie officiated at the
funeral services, and burial was made in Riverside cemetery.
Henry August Grewe
Henry August Grewe passed away at his residence in Mt. Pleasant, Sunday, February 7, at the age
66 years. He was born in Darke County, Ohio.
He was united in marriage to Stella Ray, September 21, 1905. Mr. Grewe was confirmed at the
German Reformed church at New Knoxville, Ohio and was a life-long member of that congregation.
He came to Mt. Pleasant in 1929 and engaged in the oil business.
Mr. Grewe is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Gustin and Mrs. John Davis of Flint;
Mrs. Robert Linn of Mt. Pleasant; four sons, Vernon, Clarence, Fred and Charles all in the service;
and Alva O. Ray of Flint; two brothers, William of Botkings, Ohio, and Fred of New Knoxville, Ohio.;
two sisters, Mrs. Emma Schultz and Miss Sophia Grewe of St. Marys, Ohio; seven grandchildren;
a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 11, at the Stinson funeral home at two o’clock
with the Rev. C. W. Mackenzie, minister of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial was made
in the Clare cemetery. Stinson and Sons were in charge of arrangements.
Bertha Marie Krueger
A resident of Isabella county for the past 50 years, Bertha Marie Krueger of Broomfield township
died suddenly from a heart attack in Mt. Pleasant, Saturday, February 13. Mrs. Krueger was born
July 28, 1871, in Germany.
At two o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, February 17, funeral services were conducted from the
Stinson funeral home with the Rev. Ostrom officiating. Burial was made in Riverside cemetery.
Stinson and Sons were in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Krueger; two daughters, Marie Pullen of Flagstaff, Arizona,
and Mrs. Alfred Lang of Lansing; and five sons, Reinhardt of Mason, William of Lansing, Carl Jr.,
Weidman, Arthur and Robert at home.
Mrs. Jenny Stuckey Miller
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, February 21, in Waco, Nebraska, for Mrs. Jenny
Stuckey Miller, who passed away Monday, February 15, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
E. C. Beck in Mt. Pleasant.
Mrs. Miller was born December 12, 1860 at Napier, Pennsylvania. She had been ill for this
past two years.
Stinsons and Sons are in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Orrin C. Teachout
A resident of Mt. Pleasant for the past 15 years, Rev. Orrin C. Teachout passed away at his
home February 16, 1943.
The Rev. Teachout was born July 2, 1873 in Hillsdale county. He was a Baptist minister and
formerly lived in New York, Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri.
He is survived by his wife, Ida M.; two daughters, Bernice Taylor of Mt. Pleasant and Rachel at
home; three sons, Rev. Robert of Farmingdale, Long Island, Rev. Olin C. of Farwell, and Rev.
Richard of Harford, New York; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Pulcifer of Lansing and Mrs. Gertrude Pitts
of Mt. Pleasant. and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Stinson funeral home, Friday, February 19, at three o’clock,
with the Rev. Mr. Bailey officiating. Burial will be made in Riverside cemetery. Stinson and Sons
are in charge of arrangements.
Eugene Roland Buskard
of six months.
Mr. Buskard was born in Hamilton, Ohio. Although he spent the last five years of his life in Clare
county, he had been a resident of Isabella county for 50 years. He was the owner of a gas station
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; two daughters, Bernadine and Leah; two sisters, Blanche
Bawkey of Houghton Lake and Martha Sandall of Saginaw; and two brothers, Vernon of
California and John of Morley.
Funeral services were conducted at one o’clock Monday afternoon, February 15, from the
Farwell Methodist church, with the Rev. Hall and Mrs. House officiating. Stinson and Sons
were in charge of arrangements.
Service Held Wednesday for George L. Chamberlain
George L. Chamberlain, for many years a well-know resident and business man of Mt. Pleasant, died
suddenly at his home in Detroit Sunday, April 25. He had a slight cold and apparently suffered a heart
Mr. Chamberlain was born in 1868 in Pewamo. He was a farmer before coming to Mt. Pleasant
over 50 years ago, and soon after moving here became the operator of the Bennett hotel. Later
he ran a livery-stable here, and then for many years he was the Mt. Pleasant agent for the Standard
Oil company. He moved to Detroit seven years ago.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 28, at the Stinson funeral home. The Rev.
Harold B. Adams officiated at the services, and Stinson and Sons were in charge of arrangements.
Burial was made in Riverside cemetery.
Through his long years of active business endeavors in the community Mr. Chamberlain made many
friendships and the services were attended by many of these old friends and acquaintances.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, R.E. Chamberlain of Racine, Wisconsin, John of Detroit,
George Jr., in the service in Africa, and Mark of Detroit; and a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Leslie of
Lt. S. C. McArthur Dies Following Skull Injury
Lieutenant Stewart C. McArthur, J., 26, son of Dr. Stewart C. McArthur of Rosebush, died Friday
morning at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His death resulted from a fractured skull sustained from
a fall while on duty at the Indian Town Gap Military Reservation there.
Lt. McArthur was born February 22, 1917, in Grand Rapids. He attended the public schools in
Detroit, and later in Mt. Pleasant, where the family moved in 1934. He enlisted in the United States
Army about a year and a half ago, and was in training in Panama for a year. Later he entered
Officer’s Training school at Fort Benning, Georgia, from where he was commissioned in September,
1942. Lt. McArthur had further training at Rice Field, California, for desert warfare.
Military services were conducted at Indian Town Gap Saturday and the body was brought to Detroit
under military guard Sunday. Funeral services will be held there on Monday.
Robert Gale Cuthbert, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Cuthbert of Lincoln township,
died Friday, May 7, at the Central Michigan Community hospital after a short illness.
Solemn requiem mass was held at the Sacred Heart Catholic church at 2:30 o’clock Monday
afternoon, May 10, with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Zaskowski officiating.
Stinson and sons were in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services were held from the Rush Funeral home on Thursday, May 13 at two o’clock
for Peter Burgos, 48, who died May 10, following an illness of several days. Interment will be
made in Riverside cemetery with the Greek Orthodox priest officiating. J.J. Rush is in charge
Mr. Burgos, who was born in Foruna, Greece, was co-owner of the Metropole. He was a member
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Grand Rapids American Legion and the Loyal Order of the
He is survived by his wife Marie.
Wallace Omans, 65, of 204 Maxwell street, died suddenly Sunday, May 9, at his home. He
was a resident of Mt. Pleasant for 35 years, and operated a Fix-It shop at his residence.
He is survived by his children, Ruth Boyer of Forrest Hill, Irene Hansen of Pontiac, Ray of
Detroit, Charles who is overseas, and Floyd, Kenneth, James, Harlan and Clyde of Mt. Pleasant;
a brother, Clarence of Mt. Pleasant, and a sister, Alice Swan of Mt. Pleasant.
Funeral services were conducted from the Stinson funeral home Wednesday afternoon, May 12,
at two o’clock, with the Rev. Wilson officiating. Stinson and Sons were in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Elizabeth Myers
Mrs. Elizabeth Myers, of 201 South Mission street, passed away at her home, on Wednesday,
May 12. Mrs. Myers was seventy-three years of age.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 15, from the Rush Funeral home, at two o’clock, with
burial in Riverside cemetery. The Rev. C. W. Mackenzie will conduct the service, with J. J. Rush in
charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Myers is survived by her husband Jacob; a daughter Edith; three sons, Jay Perle, Huber;
sister, Mrs. Harry Lepard of Cleveland, Ohio; and two brothers, Joseph Smith of Cleveland, and
W. A. Smith of Bucyrus, Ohio
Mrs. Myers remains may be viewed at the family residence until Saturday.
Vivian Maye Murphy
Mrs. Jennie E. Bentley
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 9, at two o’clock at the Stinson funeral home
for Mrs. Jennie E. Bentley who died suddenly of a heart attack at her home 916 South College avenue,
Friday, May 7.
Mrs. Bentley, wife of Charles E. Bentley, who passed away in July, 1938 , was born October
15, 1865 in New Hampshire. While a child she moved with her parents to a homestead near Sioux
Falls, where she resided until 1919 when the family came to Mt. Pleasant.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harry G. Gover, Mt. Pleasant; four sons: Ray E. of South
Gate, California, Lyle G. and Harold K. of Mt. Pleasant, and C. Laurence of Bay City; and ten
The Reverend Charles W. Mackenzie officiated at the services. Burial was made in Riverside
cemetery, and Stinson and Sons were in charge of arrangements.
Beal City Resident Killed in Crash
Frank Fox, 62, well known resident of Beal City, was killed in an automobile accident at Fowlerville,
Wednesday, June 9. Details of the accident were not available late Wednesday.
Mr. Fox is survived by his widow; three daughters, Betty Lee, Mrs. Julia Bierschbach, Mrs. Jack
Hathaway; and two sons, Robert and Raymond.
The deceased was an uncle of Stephen W. Fox, Mt. Pleasant attorney.
Plans for the funeral had not been completed, Wednesday.
Aged Indian and Grandson Die in Home Fire
Fire Mysteriously Snuffed Out Before House Burns….Neighbor Finds Bodies
Daniel Neyome, 33 and William Peters, 86, were found dead in the Peters’ home, situated about two
miles east of Beal City. Monday evening, according to report made by investigating officer Lauren Neal
of the Isabella County sheriff’s office. The house had been partially destroyed by fire.
The blaze apparently had started from a heater. The men evidently had been out in the rain Sunday
and placed their clothing near the coal heater to dry, and the fire had resulted. The room where the heater
was located was badly burned. Both the walls and curtains were practically consumed.
An oil can which had exploded was found in the room. As the fire with its apparent headway had
rather mysteriously quenched itself hours before the bodies of the two men were found, the theory was
advanced by examining officers that the oil can explosion in the tight quarters had put out the blaze
before the building could be completely burned.
Neyome’s body was found near a window. The fire evidently had aroused him from the cot
near the heater where he was sleeping, and he had made an unsuccessful effort to get out of the building.
His body was badly burned.
Peter’s died from asphyxiation. He was found partially undressed, lying on the bed in the adjoining
Aloysisus Andres, a neighbor, discovered the tragedy. He first noticed that the door window of the
Peters home was blown out when he took his cattle to pasture Monday morning about 8 a.m., but he did not
investigate the matter until about 5 p.m. when he again passed the place with his cattle. He immediately
reported the incident and Coroner R. N. Northway was called.
Neyome, who resides in Lansing with his wife and four children, was called to Mt. Pleasant for his
physical examination for the draft on Saturday June 5. Peters was his grandfather.
Double funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday). June 10, at two o’clock at the Northbranch
Indian church with the Rev. Frank Peters officiating. Burial will be made in the Rosbush cemetery. Stinson
and Sons are in charge.
A resident of Isabella county for 75 years, William Peters was born August 4, 1856, at Portland. He is
survived by his daughter, Mrs. Mike Neyome.
Daniel Neyome was born in Isabella county, March 15, 1910. He spent most of his life here, until he
recently took a job in a defense plant in Lansing. Survivors include his widow, Jennie; daughters, Shirley,
Margaret, and Virginia Lee; son Norman; and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Neyome.
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