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

Four sons:

            DELPHIS, THOMAS, FRANK at home

            ERVIN of Benton Harbor, Michigan

Six daughters:


            MRS. JOSPEHINE BELLINGER of Cedar Creek Township

            MRS. ROSA JOHNSON of Washington Township

            MISSES SUSIE, MARY, and ELIZABETH at home

Nine grandchildren

One brother:

            LOUIS PION of this city

One sister:

            MRS. MARY DANIELS, residing in Kansas


Short funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and at 2:30 o’clock at the Huntertown Cemetery Church.  REV. NOAH SMITH officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.

 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:

            MARY L.

Four sons:

            ARTHUR G, FRANK B. AND PHILIP F. all at home

            FRED C. in the U.S. Marine Corps

Five daughters:

            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

Four sisters:

            JOSEPHINE BELLINGER of Orland

            MARY CLEVENGER of Fremont

            SUSIE STANGER of Fort Wayne

            ELIZABETH FLESHER of Huntertown

A brother:

            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.