2 Obits for Mrs. Minnie Ora Weick 3/3/1968- 4/1/1957
Posted by: Karen Tewart( Weick, Yontz, Dillion) (ID *****3176) Date: September 02, 2006 at 17:33:23
Ok, Minnie Ora gave birth to Merle who married G. Fred. Yontz.Mr. Yontz' mother and dad were Sam and Melissa Fridiger.( that's how it's spelled in the family letter I have here, I don't know if it spelled exactlycorrectly.). My mother, Gayle,is the daughter of G. Fred and Merle Yontz. Most probably the Fridigers are also buried in Greenhill Cemetary in Columia City, Indiana.
Minnie" was my maternal great grandmother. My mother's mother's mother. I remember visiting her as a child when she was bedfast with the broken hip one of the upper bedrooms at 155. E. Jackson St. in Columbia City Indiana which was my Grandmother Merles' home.
This obit is probably from the local Columbia City or Fort Wayne, Indiana paper.
"Mrs. Minnie Weick Dies At Her Home This Morning"
Funeral services Wednesday Morning
Mrs. Minne Ora Weick, 89, of 115 East Jackson Street, died at her home at 8:30 this morning. She had been in failing health for a number of years and had been bedfast since falling and fracturing her hip on Aug. 6, 1954.
Mrs. Weick was born on March 9, 1968 at Knightstown to Francis F. and Julia Wilson Dillon. She was married to William Adam Weick on June 19, 1888. They went to housekeeping in Columbia City, moving with her family to the various towns where Mr. Weick was a Grand Rapids and Indiana telegraph operator. In 1904, they returned to Columbia City where Mr. Weick joined his brother, George J. Weick, in the shoe store. She later moved to Warsaw(Ind.), returning 10 years ago to make her home with her daughter Mrs. Fred Yontz. Mrs. Weick was a member of the Grace Luthern Church and former president of the Lutheran Missionary Society.
Mr. Weick died on April 12, 1933.
Surviving are Mrs. Ethel Rankin, 504 East Seminary Street, DePauw University, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house mother, Greencastle, and Mrs. G. Fred Yontz with whom she resided.( Mrs. G. Fred Yontz is my maternal grandmother Merle Yontz . The G. stands for Gail.)
The body has been taken to the J.A. Demoney and Son Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday with the Rev. Graham Kleespie, officating. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetary.
COLUMBIA CITY, April 1- Mrs. Minnie Ora Weick. 89, died about 8:30 a.m. today in the home here of a daughter, Mrs. Fred Yontz, with whom she resided. She had been in failing health for several years and had been bedfast since suffering a hip fracture in a fall Aug. 6, 1954. Mrs. Weick was a member of Grace Lutheran Chuch and former president of the Lutheran Missionary Society. Surviving in addition to the daughter are another daughter, Mrs. Ethel M. Rankin, a fraternity house mother at DePauw University, Greencastle; 4 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband, William Adam Weick, died April 12, 1933.
The body is at the J.A. DeMoney and Son Funeral Home, where friends may call after noon on Tuesday. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, the Rev. Graham L. Kleespie , pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, officating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetary.
Looking at the breadth and depth of Minnies' relatives:
Regarding her husband, William Adam Weick : his father was Adam Weick, his mothers maiden name was Elizabeth Giesler