He enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 16, 1917, and after serving for some time was discharged. A short time later he re-enlisted and served for four years and was discharged. He again re-enlisted and served another four years. In all he served 10 years in the army, most of that time being stationed in Texas and the Hawaiian Islands. While in the army his health failed and he was discharged and came home, where he remained for some [time] before going to the hospital.
The deceased was 33 years of age. He was a young man who had hosts of friends here at his old home, and it was with a deep feeling of regret that they learned of his death.
Funeral services have not been arranged as it [is] not known as yet when the remains will arrive here. The service will be in charge of Lowell Post American Legion.
He leaves to mourn his departure his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vandercarr, four sisters and one brother, who are -- Lulu, Mrs. Fay Tilton and George, of Lowell; Madge, Mrs. Amos Hall, of Crown Point; Helen, Mrs. Robert Wietbrock, of Leroy; Jeanette, at home; eight nieces and three nephews.
The remains arrived in Lowell last Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at the Weaver funeral home Sunday, 2 p.m. Rev. R.H. Crowder, chaplain of Lowell American Legion Post 101, preached the funeral sermon. Mrs. Fred Minninger and Mrs. Edward Minninger sang. Members of Lowell Post American Legion, of which he was a member, gave the Legion service at the grave. Interment in the family lot in Lowell cemetery.
Go to Fay Vandercar, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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