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Updated 24 Jul 2013 by William Brackett

Tiefenbach, Ada (Loewen) - - An obituary for Ada (Loewen) Tiefenbach was carried in the Herald Palladium on 06 Mar 1987 and it reads: “Ada Tiefenbach New Troy-Mrs. Edward (Ada) Tiefenbach, 66, of Glendora Road, New Troy, died early today at Mercy Hospital Division, Benton harbor. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Kerley & Starks Funeral Home, St. Joseph, where friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph. Mrs. Tiefenbach was born May 18, 1920, in Saskatchewan, Canada. She was a member of Fairplain Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband, survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. William (Kathy) Groves of St. Joseph; two sisters-Mrs. Alice Antes of Coloma and Mrs. Leonard (Edna) Polfus of St. Joseph; and two brothers-Arthur Loewen of Davenport, Iowa, and Jack Loewen of Benton Harbor.”
Contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Thurston, Mabel-An obituary for Mabel Thurston was carried in the News Palladium on 26 Dec 1963 and it reads:  “Mrs. Mabel Thurston, of 4202 Highland avenue; Downers Grove, Ill., formerly well-known Benton Harbor resident and widow of Capt. Samuel Thurston, a former ocean and Great Lakes captian and owner of the Thurston Coal Co, here died Tuesday at 1:35 p.m. in the Shank rest home, Hinsdale, Ill.  She was 85 years old.  Mrs. Thurston was born Feb. 25, 1878, in Chicago.  She was a member of the First Baptist church here, was active in the Bethel Bible class of the church, a teacher in the junior department of the Sunday school and a member of the Women’s Missionary union of the church.  Survivors include a son, John of Larchmont, N. Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Constance T. Hinkley of Downers Grove, and Mrs. Marie T. Jensen of Royal Oak, Mich.; a sister, Miss Sarah Lappard of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  The body will be brought to the Florin funeral home this afternoon from the Toon funeral home, Downers Grove.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church.  The Rev. Robert Behnken, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Crystal Springs cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home until noon Saturday.”
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Thurston, Samuel J.- An obituary for Samuel J. Thurston was carried in the News Palladium on 08 Sep 1943 and it reads:  “Funeral Rites Held Today For Capt. Thurston Funeral services for Capt. Samuel J. Thurston, retired lake and ocean captian, who died Sunday at his home, 736 Pearl street, were held from the First Baptist church this afternoon.  The remains were removed from the Slaughter & Hill funeral home at noon today and taken to the church to lie in state until the services began at 2:30.  The Rev. Ernest L. Snodgrass officiated at the services.  Mrs. W. E. Brown was organist.  Mrs. Andrew Freitag sang ‘Wounded For Me’ and ‘In The Sweet Bye and Bye.’  Casket-bearers were Valrous Kerry, Harry Markham, Clarence Peterson, Walton Piggott, Sr., Fred Tuttle and Loyd Zoschke.  Out–of-town relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. E. Jensen, Royal Oak, Mich.; Mrs. Olaf Jorgensen, Berea, O.; Mrs. Sarah Leppard, Evanston, Ill.; John Thurston, Royal Oak; Mrs. Milton G. Hinkley, Philadelphia, PA.; Mrs. Cora Howard, Chicago; Mrs. F. B. Schenk, Chicago.  Burial was in the family lot at Crystal Springs cemetery.
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Tiefenbach, Charles - An obituary for Charles Tiefenbach was carried in the Herald Palladium on 09 Aug 1992 and it reads: “Charles Tiefenbach Charles M. Tiefenbach, 80, of Lake Pine Drive, St. Joseph, formerly of Berrien Springs, died Thursday at Mercy Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, of which he was a member. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Kerley & Starks Funeral Home, St Joseph. Burial will be in Hickory Bluff Cemetery, Lincoln Township. Memorials may be made to the Charles Tiefenbach Memorial Scholarship Fund. Mr. Tiefenbach was born May 29, 1912, in St. Joseph Township. He retired in 1974, after 18 years as sergeant in the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of the Niles F.O.P. Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Brown of Libby, Mont.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward of Buchanan; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Priebe of Stevensville; and a longtime friend, Letha Freehling of St. Joseph.”
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Tiefenbach, Edward A. - Edward A. Tiefenbach, 88, of New Troy, passed away Tuesday, December 06, 2005 at Lakeland Specialty Hospital in Berrien Center. A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Kerley-Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Rev. Gerald Schroer officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph with graveside military rites conducted by the American Legion Weechick Post #518 of New Troy. Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stevensville. Those wishing to share a memory or sign the guest book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Mr. Tiefenbach was born January 7, 1917 in Lincoln Township to William & Minnie (Witt) Tiefenbach. He attended Evans School, and graduated 8th grade at St. Paul's Lutheran School before joining his father on the farm. Ed attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church and was confirmed there in 1931. Ed served his country in the Army Air Force during WWII attaining the rank of Sergeant. On December 4, 1948, he married the former Ada Loewen in Glendora, Michigan. Ed and his family operated a 150 acre fruit farm in New Troy for many years as well as his full time employment at Whirlpool, from which he retired in 1981 after 41 years. Ed was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Whirlpool Oldtimers, and a life member of American Legion Weechick Post #518 of New Troy. He was an avid fisherman, spending many an hour fishing Hickory Creek or on the North Pier fishing for perch. His love of farming continued in his later years on a smaller scale with his vegetable and flower gardens. Ed also enjoyed hunting and bird watching. Ed is survived by his daughter Kathy (Bill) Groves of Berrien Springs; his grandson Jay Groves, and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ada on March 6, 1987, by three brothers-Emil, Julius & Charles Tiefenbach, and by two sisters-Elsie Priebe & Lydia Rochau.
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Tiefenbach, John H. ------ The Obituary for John H. Tiefenbach was carried in the News Palladium on 17 Jul 1973 and it reads: “John Tiefenbach Bridgman-John H. Tiefenbach, 72, of Monogram Hotel, Bridgman, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Memorial hospital, following an illness of four days. He was born Aug 3, 1900 in Winnipeg, Canada. Mr. Tiefenbach had resided in Bridgman 60 years, coming from Canada and was retired from Casting Service Company, Bridgman. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran church, Bridgman. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann White of Benton Harbor; four brothers, august of St. Joseph, Ferd of Pontiac, Mich., Edward of Lakeland, Fla., and Carl of California and a sister, Mrs. Rose Sch,ultz of Benton Harbor. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Boyd funeral home, Bridgman. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, Bridgman. Friends a may call at the funeral home after 7 this evening.”
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Tiefenbach, Leonard Carl ----- An obituary for Leonard Carl Tiefenbach was carried in the Herald Palladium on 16 Feb 1998 and it reads: “Leonard Carl Tiefenbach, 83, of Stevensville died Feb 14, 1998, at Country Manor Care, Bridgman. Private family services will be held on Wednesday, Feb, 18, 1998. The Rev. Eugene Lewis of Stevensville United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Hickory Bluff Cemetery, Lincoln Township. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 17, at Boyd Funeral Home, Bridgman. Memorials may be made to Stevensville United Methodist church, or to Country Manor Care, Bridgman. Mr. Tiefenbach was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Bridgman. He was a lifetime resident of Stevensville and formerly was employed as a foreman at Whirlpool Corp. He was a member of Stevensville United Methodist Church and a past member of Southern Michigan Rose Society. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lydia Krieger, in 1994. Survivors include: a daughter, Joy, and her fiancé, Mike Hartman, of Paw Paw; sons-David (Jackie) Tiefenbach and Douglas (Bonnie) Tiefenbach, both of Stevensville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons; a sister, Frieda; and two brothers-Leo and Alfred. Note: Leonard was the son of August and Carolyn (Dzick) Tiefenbach.
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Tiefenbach, Lydia (Krieger) ------ An obituary for Lydia (Krieger) Tiefenbach was carried in the Herald Palladium 0n 30 Jun 1994 and it reads: “Lydia Tiefenbach The funeral for Lydia (Krieger) Tiefenbach, 77, of Stevensville, who died Wednesday, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Stevensville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hickory Bluff Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kerley & Starks Funeral Home, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the church or Southwestern Michigan Rose Society. Mrs. Tiefenbach was born Feb. 11, 1917, in Canada. She was a member of the Stevensville United Methodist Church, the Southwest Michigan Art Guild Association and Southwestern Michigan Rose Society. Survivors include: her husband, Leonard; two sons-David Tiefenbach and Douglas Tiefenbach , both of Stevensville; a daughter, Joy Tiefenbach of Benton Harbor; a brother, Richard Krieger of St. Joseph; two sisters-Martha Slanker of Fowlerville, Mich., and Ruth Trussell of Oregon; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.”
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Tiefenbach, Lydia (Rock) ------ Lydia (Rock) Tiefenbach’s obituary was carried in the News Palladium on 17 Jan 1968 and it reads: “Mrs. Lydia Tiefenbach Bridgman-Lydia L. Tiefenbach, 57, of 1004 Wayne street, St. Joseph, died Monday at 11:45 p.m. in the Berrien county hospital, Berrien Center, where she had been a patient for two weeks. Mrs. Tiefenbach was born March 1, 1910, in Germany. She came to this country at the age of one year and had resided in the area for the past 56 years. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Jo Ann Wenger, of St. Joseph; a brother, Henry Rock, of Bridgman, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Boyd funeral home in Bridgman. Dr. Herbert Webber, pastor of the Olivet Congregational church of Bridgman, will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery, Bridgman. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.”
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Tiefenbach, Minnie (Witt) ------ Minnie (Witt) Tiefenbach’s obituary was carried in the News Palladium on 29 Nov 1954 and it reads: “Mrs. William Tiefenbach Glendora, Nov. 29-Mras. William (Minnie Witt) Tiefenbach, 84, of Glendora, died Saturday at 7:45 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emil Rokau, in Glendora. She had suffered a lingering illness for the past three years. Mrs. Tiefenbach was born in Russia Nov. 12, 1870. She came to this community to make her home in 1894. She married to Mr. Tiefenbach, Jan. 14, 1901. Surviving besides her husband and daughter, Mrs. Rokau, are another daughter, Mrs. Frank Priebe, of Derby; four sons, Julius, of Chicago; Emil, of Three Oaks; Charles, of St. Joseph, and Edward, of New Troy; a brother, William Witt, of Bridgman; two sister, Mrs. Tena Nickel and Mrs. Alvina Dehiring, both of Benton Harbor. She also leaves six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren . The body is at the Kerlikowske funeral home, St. Jospeh, where friends may call until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. It will then be taken to the Trinity Lutheran church, Glendora; where the Rev. V. J. Zuberbier, pastor of the church, will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Stevensville cemetery.”
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Tiefenbach, William ---- William Tiefenbach’s obituary was carried in the News Palladium on 29 Dec 1969 and it reads: “William Tiefenbach, 89, route 1, Sawyer, died at 9:15 p.m. yesterday in the Shoreham Terrace nursing home. Mr. Tiefenbach, a retired farmer, was born in Russia, Oct. 18, 1880, and had resided in this area for the past 69 years coming from Russia. His wife, the former Minnie Witt, preceded him in death Nov. 27, 1954. Survivors three sons, Julius, of Chicago, Charles, of Berrien Springs, and Edward, of Buchanan; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Elsie) Priebe of Stevensville and Mrs. Emil (Lydia) Rockau of Buchanan; a sister, Mrs. Matilda Pufall of Buchanan; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A son Emil, preceded him in death Nov, 29. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Kerlikowske and Starks funeral home. The Rev. H. V. Bucholz, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church, Glendora, will officiate. Burial will follow in Stevensville cemetery.” - - Contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Tilly, Lois BUCHANAN -- Lois Tilly, 92, of Buchanan, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2004, at Riveridge Manor, Niles.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at the Swem Funeral Home, Buchanan, with the Rev. Thomas Nowak officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Buchanan, of which she was a member.
Mrs. Tilly was born Jan. 27, 1912, in Russia. She was Miss Buchanan in 1931. She retired in 1973 from Simplicity Pattern Co., Niles, where she had been employed for 22 years.
She married "Dutch" Tilly on May 11, 1935, in Baroda. He died on Aug. 28, 1988. Survivors include a son, Dale, of Buchanan; four grandchildren, Sharon Camp of Niles, Mike Tilly of Buchanan, Erik Tilly of Lansing and Karin Tilly of New Haven, Conn.; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a son, Lynn Tilly, on July 11, 2001.

Taken from The Herald - Palladium May 29, 2004 edition
Contributed By Genweb Coordinator 2005

Tiscornia -------- W. V. Tiscornia - - Dies At Age 76 Former St. Joseph Mayor Succumbs in Tucson - (South Bend Tribune: May 16, 1968) -
Waldo V. Tisconria; former mayor of St. Joseph and executive Vice-president of Auto Specialties Co., died Tuesday in St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Arizonia. He was 76. Tiscornia organized the championship softball and semi-professional softball and semi professional baseball teams in this area. The Ausco softball team of 1936-1938 was the state champion. A strong rivalry existed between the Ausco club and the Bendix Corp. and O'Briwn Paint Corp. teams in South Bend. Tiscornia became active in city government when he was first elected to the City Commission in 1937. He was elected mayor in 1942 and held that office continuously for 14 years. He resigned in mid-term in 1955 after a controversial battle with the City commission over an increase in property taxes. The executive vice-president of Auto Specialties co., was elevated to the President's position on the death of his brother in 1960. He retired and moved to Tucson in 1964. Tiscornia Fell in his home in February and had been hospital since then. - - contributed by: Rosalie Kimmerly of St. Joseph, Michigan

Trobaugh, Lawrence - Monday, May 1, 1950 - Lawrence Trobaugh - Funeral services were held Saturday at Ruchville, Ind., for former Niles resident, Lawrence Trobaugh, who died suddenly of a heart attack in Peoria, Ill., where he was supervisor of construction for Wolfes-Jenson company, of Chicago. Surviving are his wife, Rita, of Chicago, a sone William of Chicago, his father Jess of Fowler. Ind., and a brother Maurice of Niles.

Tucker, Leadelle (O’Barton )
The News Palladium carried the obituary of Leadelle Tucker on 15 Mar 1965 and it reads: “Mrs. William Tucker Sawyer-Mrs. William (Leadelle O’Barton) Tucker, 39, 2635 Ostego, Fort Wayne, Ind., a former resident of Sawyer, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Parkview hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient the past three weeks. She was born in Sawyer, July 25, 1925, and had resided in Fort Wayne the past four years. She was a former secretary at Industrial Rubber Goods Co., a graduate of Bridgman high school and a former member of the St. Joseph chapter of the Sweet Adelines. Surviving is her husband, whom she married Sept. 30, 1949 in Benton Harbor; a son, William Jr., at home’ her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eather O’Barton of Sawyer; and two sisters, Mrs. Roy (Bernice) Lagerquist of Sawyer and Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) Wirth of Three Oaks. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Kerlikowske, Starks & Beatty funeral home, St. Joseph. The Rev. Donald McLeod, pastor of the United Church of Christ, Sawyer, of which she was a member, will officiate. Burial will follow in Weesaw cemetery, New Troy.” DOD 14 Mar 1965
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