FLORENTINE PION DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS (About 1852-1927)
FLORENTINE F. PION, 75, one of the oldest residents of Perry Township died suddenly at his home on the Auburn Road Sunday morning at 4 o’clock. He had been in good health apparently and Saturday was about his farm as usual. He became ill during the night from a heart attack and expired after a short time.
Mr. Pion was a native of Perry Township, living his entire life in that township. He was born only a short distance from where he had lived for many years when death claimed him. He was a member of the Lafayette Legion. His father was CLAUDE PION, one of the first settlers of Perry Township.
Surviving are the widow:
MRS. LUCRETIA PION
DELPHIS, THOMAS, FRANK at home
ERVIN of Benton Harbor, Michigan
MRS. ELLA BELLINGER
MRS. JOSPEHINE BELLINGER of Cedar Creek Township
MRS. ROSA JOHNSON of Washington Township
MISSES SUSIE, MARY, and ELIZABETH at home
LOUIS PION of this city
MRS. MARY DANIELS, residing in Kansas
OBITUARY for FRANK F. PION (March 29, 1914-March 8, 1979)
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home for FRANK F. PION, 64, of 14416 Pulver Road who died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Parkview Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks.
He was a factory worker at Bowers (Bowser?), and made gas pumps, until the plant closed 30 years later. Then he started doing other jobs. He worked at Food and Marketing Co. and then went to work for Mobil Aerial Towers. He loved to fish in all kinds of weather.
Surviving are his wife:
ARTHUR G, FRANK B. AND PHILIP F. all at home
FRED C. in the U.S. Marine Corps
LENA M. LINDSEY
BRENDA L. MINNICK both of Fort Wayne
MARY J. CASINO of New Haven
CHRISTINE R. BRADY of Kendallville
JACQUELINE J. PION at home
JOSEPHINE BELLINGER of Orland
MARY CLEVENGER of Fremont
SUSIE STANGER of Fort Wayne
ELIZABETH FLESHER of Huntertown
ERVIN of Ostego, Michigan
Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.