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LaFave, Edna Maude

New Buffalo--Mrs. Edna Maudd LaFave, 82, of route 2 New Buffalo, died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Berrien County Hospital following an illness of 18 days.
Mrs. LaFave was born April 29, 1884 in Erie County, Penn. She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luther Green.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, Mrs. LaFave's husband Louis preceded her in death. She was a resident of New Buffalo for the past 15 years and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Michigan City, Ind.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Smith funeral home in New Buffalo. The Rev Reignald Yake pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Michigan City will officiate.
Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery in Three Oaks.
Friends may call at the Smith funeral home after 7:00 p.m this evening.
Taken From the News-Palladium, Thursday, February 2, 1967

Contributed By Betty Tripp

LaFave, Louis J.

New Buffalo Man Dies In Hospital
New Buffalo, Sept. 26-(Special)-Louis J. LaFave, 40, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony's hospital of Michigan City, Ind., following a short illness.
Born Sept. 26, 1905, in North Dakota the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry LaFave of Duluth, Minn, he came to New Buffalo about one year ago and was employed at the Pullman Car Company in Michigan City, Ind. He was formerly employed as a fireman in the Pittsburgh Steamship Company in Pittsburgh.
Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Maude.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and the body is resting at the Smith funeral home.
Taken From The News-Palladium, Thursday, September 26, 1946

Louis LaFAVE Dies
New Buffalo, Sept. 27---Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in the Smith Funeral home for Louis J. LaFave, 40, who died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony's hospital, Michigan City, Ind.
The Rev. Francis Sharpe, of St. Mary's Catholic church, will officiate, and burial will be made in Pine Grove cemetery.
Taken From The News-Palladium, Friday, September 27, 1946

Contributed By Betty Tripp

Larsen, Rose A. (Larsen) June 11, 1963
Rose A. Larsen (Larsen) newspaper - The News Paladium - Benton Harbor, MI
  Mrs. Rose Larsen Harbert - Mrs. Rose A. Larsen, of Harbert, died at 12:15 p.m. yesterday in the Warren Clinic, Michigan City, Ind. She was 71 years old.
  Mrs. Larsen was born Sept 9, 1891 in Norway, the daughter of Sifert and Anna Larsen. She came to this country as a child with her parents.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Lillian) Ackerman, of Sawyer, and Mrs. Charles, (Sylvia) Scovern, Dallas, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. William (Lillian) Parren of Harbert, a brother I. N. Larsen, Lake Worth, Fla.; six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Connelly-Noble funeral home, Three Oaks. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 today.

Lauder, Charles

CHARLES LAUDER, 83, DIES AFTER ILLNESS. Charles E. Lauder, 83, died Tuesday night at 9:45 in his home. 40 Marment Street, where he had been ill about a week with heart trouble. Born May 4, 1860, in Snyder County, PA., he came to Niles 33 years ago from Three Rivers. He was retired and a member of the Maccabee Lodge. Surviving is his wife, Lena, five children, Verne Lauder, North Hollywood, Calif., Mrs. Orland Atkinson, South Bend, Joseph Lauder, Mrs. George Kirkwood and Mrs. Ollie Steiner, all of Niles, two grandchildren, Jack and Joma Lauder, Niles; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Pugh, East Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Frank Firestone, Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. Arthur Smith, Three Rivers and a brother, Lloyd Lauder, Battle Creek. Friends may call in the Rutherford Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. J. Kenneth Hoffmaster. Burial will be in Constantine.
Taken from Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, March 22, 1944.

Contributed By Sandra Lanham


Lauder, Lena

MRS. LENA LAUDER. Mrs. Lena Lauder, 84, of 40 Marmont St., died Sunday at 8:25 a.m., in Pawating Hospital, after being a patient there for a day. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Lloyd Schloop of the First Methodist Church, of which she was a member, officiating. Moving here from Three Rivers in 1911, she was born in Constantine, March 7, 1883. Her husband, Charles Lauder, died in 1944. Her survivors include two sons, Joseph of Niles; and Vern of Tujunga, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Kirkwood and Mrs. Lorraine Steiner, both of Niles; and Mrs. Kathleen Atkinson of Michawaka, Ind.; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:00 p.m. today. Burial will be in Constantine. Taken from Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, January 2, 1968.
Contributed By Sandra Lanham

Luster, Samuel W.-The News Palladium carried an obituary for Samuel Wesley Luster on 09 June 1941 and it reads:  “Aged Farm Worker Dies Samuel Wesley Luster, 76, formerly of Arkansas and who had been employed on the Edward Block farm in Royalton township, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Berrien county hospital, following a lingering illness.  He was born March 4, 1865, in Batesville, Ark.  Surviving are his widow, Rosetta, one son, Alfred, of Missouri, and a grandson, William.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Kerlikowske funeral home, St. Joseph, and burial will be in Spring Run cemetery.” contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Luttrell, Archie – (Niles Daily Star – December 7, 1960)
   DOWAGIAC – Archie Luttrell, 66, 410 E. Railroad St., Dowagiac, died at 1 a.m., today at his home. He was born June 1, 1894 in Wexford County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Luttrell. He married Ruth Myers, who survives, on Nov. 10, 1934. He was a Navy veteran of World War I and a member of Cass County Post 1855 of the Veterans of Foreign wars. Other survivors include a son, Archie Jr., Cassopolis; four daughters, Mrs. Juanita Felicetta, Elmond, N.Y., Mrs. Eva Zeldenrust, Houghton; Mrs. Ramona Melton, Beloit, Wis., and Mrs. Lillian Flannagan, Dowagiac; a brother, Harry, Mesa, Ariz.; a half-brother, George, South Bend; two half-sisters, Mrs. Marlan Searls and Mrs. Ruth Rife, Dowagiac, and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday at the McLauchlin Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Willard of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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