Isabella County Times-News



February 18, 1943


      Louis Mrazek

         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.


       John Kauper

          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        

         Eugene Roland Buskard, 63, passed away at the Clare hospital, February 12, after an illness

        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

       in Farwell.


          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.


April 29, 1943


      Former Resident Dies in Detroit

      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.


May 13, 1943


       Robert Gale Cuthbert

          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.


       Peter Burgos

          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

       of arrangements.


          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

           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

           Funeral services will be held at the Christian church at two o’clock Thursday, May 13, for Vivian

       Maye Murphy, who passed away at the Saginaw County hospital, May 10, after an illness of nine



          She was born May 16, 1920, in Mt. Pleasant.  She had resided in Saginaw for the past two

       years, and was a member of the Christian church.


          Survivors include: her husband, Myles Murphy, of Saginaw; parents Mr. and Mrs. George

       Willard Strouse, of Mt. Pleasant; son, Timothy Patrick, of Saginaw; brother, Lt. James Strouse,

       now serving overseas; sisters, Mildred Graham of Flint; Lillian Morris of St. Louis, and Irene

       Strouse of Mt. Pleasant.


          The Rev. Church will officiate at the funeral services.  Stinson and Sons are in charge of



       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.


June 10, 1943


   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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