Born two miles south of Hebron on Nov. 3, 1889, Mr. Bryant was educated in Hebron schools and Depauw University. He married Florence G. Turner and they reared five children.
Although farming was his major occupation, Mr. Bryant was also a building contractor. Because of his interest in area schools and community betterment, Mr. Bryant served 12 years as Eagle Creek township trustee and in 1952 was the Republican nominee for third district commissioner of Lake County.
Service was the hobby of this esteemed and capable citizen and his work has endeared him locally and won him state-wide recognition. A Past Master of Indian Trail Grange 2361, he was currently an officer of the executive committee of Indiana State Grange, a member of Lake Pomona Grange, Lake County Farm Bureau, Hebron F, and A.M., 602, Hebron Methodist Church, and Range Line Conservation Club.
Surviving with his widow, Florence, are their five daughters, Mrs. Maxine Pierce, Mrs. Carol Tyrell and Mrs. Pauline Hildebrandt, all of Hebron; Mrs. Helen Jean Vandercar of Lowell, and Mrs. Mary Louann Cobb of Washington, D.C.; also 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Vale of Port Arthur, Oreg., Mrs. Helen Hutchens of Clarkston, Ga., three brothers, Otto Bryant of Gary, Clayton Bryant of Hebron and Sterling Andrews of Walsenburg, Colo., besides a wide circle of close friends and acquaintances.
Memorial services will be held in Indian Trail Grange hall at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Jan. 23rd. Rev. E.L. Worley, pastor of the Shelby Church of Christ and Rev. O.J. McMullen, minister of the Range Line Presbyterian Church will officiate. Graveside rites will be conducted by Master Elmer Worley and Chaplain Albert Quivey of Indian Trail Grange.
Interment will be in Hebron cemetery in charge of K.A. Sheets. Friends are invited to call at the Sheets funeral home.
For 12 years trustee of Eagle Creek Township, where his lifelong home, the Bryant farm place on Route 1, Hebron is located, he was influential in religious, civic and agricultural affairs. He was a Republican candidate for county commissioner from 3rd district in 1952.
Born on "the Bryant place" November 3, 1889, two miles south of Hebron and so near the Kankakee that it was an important part of his boyhood interest, "Win" went to the Bryant township school and later to high school in Hebron, where he was graduated in 1907.
He continued to farm until 1949, when he began work as a carpenter in the Calumet region.
He held positions of trust and responsibility in varied organizations. A leader in the Lake County Farm Bureau, he served Indian Trail Grange 2361 as master, held membership in Indian Lake Pomona Grange and on the Indiana State Grange executive committee.
Other affiliations included Hebron Methodist church, Hebron Free and Accepted Masons 502, and the Carpenters union at Gary. He was a president of the South County Protective association, which he helped to organize, and a member of the Range Line Conservation club.
With his wife, Florence Turner Bryant, he leaves five daughters: Maxine Pierce, Carol Tyrell and Pauline Hildebrandt of Hebron, Helen Jean Vandercar of Lowell and Louanna Cobb of Washington, D.C.
Three brothers and two sisters also survive. They are Clayton Bryant of Hebron, Otto of Gary and Sterling Andrews of Walsenburg, Colorado; Mrs. Helen Hutchins of Clarkston, Georgia and Mrs. Cora Vale of Port Arthur, Oregon.
Rev. E.L. Worley of Shelby Christian church and Rev. O.J. McMullen of Range Line Presbyterian church will share services at 2 o'clock Saturday after noon in the Indian Trail Grange hall two miles east of Lowell, Heron cemetery is the place of burial.
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