Like his prominent and esteemed son, Herbert, he was interested in church and community activities. He was a member of Hope Lutheran church, Cedar Lake, and an honorary member of the Lake Dalecarlia Volunteer Fire Department. Active pallbearers were department members.
Survivors, in addition to his son, are a daughter, Mrs. John Ippel of Harvey, 24 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Gertie Simmons of Hammond, and two brothers, Otto of Hammond and Henry of Calumet City.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Oexmann Funeral Home, Hammond. The Rev. Edward A. Meyer, of the Hope Lutheran church, officiated, and interment was made in the Concordia cemetery.
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