Obituaries 10-20-16


Marvin Curlin

Marvin Lee Curlin, 79, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Friday, October 14th, 2016 in Aurora.

He was born in Switzerland County, the son of the late Russell V. Curlin and Florence M. Rayals Curlin. Marvin served his Country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era.

Marvin was a 20 year Army retiree, he then worked 11 years for Target Management and 19 years for the Air Force Civil Service. Marvin was a member of the Color Guard for several years. He was very proud of his service to our country.

He was a member of the Aurora American Legion, VFW, Moose, Eagles and AM Vets. He was a life member of the KWVA and the DAV. Marvin enjoyed being with people.

Surviving are children: Irene Curlin, Carol Corpuz, James Curlin and Verena Boswell; step children: Susan Tarvin, Mark Lyons, Cheryl Fussnecker, Sandra Wall and Jeff Lyons; grandchildren: Brian, Erica, James Lee, Ashley, Michelle, Marlena, Anna, Larry, Schawn and Tammy; many great grandchildren and a great great grandson; and his lady friend, Dorothy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Doris Curlin.

Friends were received on Wednesday, October 19th, at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora.

Services will be held at funeral home, Thursday, October 20th at 11 a.m. with Brother Dave Fogle officiating. Interment will follow in the Fredonia Cemetery, Vevay. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.

Contributions may be made to the Phi Beta Psi Cancer service Division. If unable to attend services, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and the family will be notified of your donation with a card.

Florence Holdcroft

Florence Elizabeth (Littrell) Holdcroft, age 98, of Vevay, passed away at 11:47 a.m. on Friday, October 14th, 2016, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Florence entered this life on December 24th, 1917, in Owen County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Nathan Littrell and Gracie (Mason) Littrell-O’Neal. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1936 graduate of Vevay High School, where she was active in basketball.

Florence was united in marriage on December 19th, 1936, in Vevay, to the late Arthur Russell Holdcroft, and to this union arrived a son: James Russell; and a daughter: Doris Ann, to bless their home. Florence and Arthur shared nearly 78 years marriage together until Arthur passed away on October 30th, 2014.

Florence was a former employee for Osborn’s Clothing Store, Wilma Turner’s Clothing Store, and Hand’s Clothing Store; and for Farrar’s Grocery Store – all of Vevay.

She was a member of the Spring Branch Baptist Church in Vevay. Florence was a wonderful homemaker and will be dearly missed by her loving family.

Florence will be dearly missed by her daughter: Doris Ann Hagan Jenkins of Vevay; her grandchildren: Tamara Holdcroft, Ginger Peters, James Holdcroft, Todd Hagan and Susan (Hagan) Spain; her great-grandchildren: Chris Peters, Natalie Peters, Jace Lieland, Echo Nicole Hagan, T.J. Hagan, Amber Thompson, Lindsay Loftis, Grace Spain and Raymond Spain; her great-great-grandchildren: Camden Peters, Kaney Peters, Lucas Thompson, Raegan Thompson and Ethan Harbert; by her sister: Naomi Johnson of Vevay; her brother: Nathan Littrell of New Carlisle, Ohio; and her several nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Nathan Littrell, who died on August 19th, 1925 and Gracie (Mason) Littrell-O’Neal, who died on November 4th, 1988; her step-father: Jenkins O’Neal, who died on November 10th, 1970; her husband: Arthur Russell Holdcroft, who died on October 30th, 2014; her son: James Russell “Jimmy” Holdcroft, who died on November 1st, 1991; her daughter-in-law: Anna Ruth (Otter) Holdcroft, who died on July 16th, 2015; her sisters: Mary Francis Smith and Lucille Robinson; and her brother: Marvin Littrell.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, by Reverend Ron Lee at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, October 17th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Emergency Unit, c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County; or to the Spring Branch Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

William Roark

William Eugene Roark, age 62, of Pleasant, passed away at 5:35 p.m. on Thursday, October 13th, 2016, at his residence.

William entered this life on December 21st, 1953, in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of the late Jesse and Harriett “Hattie” (Baker) Roark. He was raised in Hamilton, Ohio and attended the New Miami High School in New Miami, Ohio.

William was a former construction worker in Hamilton, Ohio. William resided in the Pleasant community the past two years and in the Vevay community for 12 years. William enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre, word search puzzles and watching TV.

William is survived by: his son: Billy Roark and his wife: Melissa of Hamilton, Ohio; his grandchildren: Perry and Zachary Roark; his brothers: Robert Ray Roark and his wife: Sharon of Vevay; Larry Roark of Hanover; Jeff Roark of Bennington; Steve Roark and his wife: Pamela of Bennington; and Joey Roark of Bennington; by his sisters: Lou Collins and her husband: Kenneth of Hamilton, Ohio and Rosetta Combs and her husband: A.C. of Hamilton, Ohio; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Jesse and Harriett “Hattie” (Baker) Roark and his sister and his brother: Marie and Gregory Roark.

No services are being held at this time. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to William Eugene Roark Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Carol Boulette

Carol Bernice Boulette, 99, of Three Rivers, Michigan, died at home with her family present after a long illness, on Monday, October 10th, 2016.

Born in Constantine, Michigan on February 27th, 1917 to Clauda Pearl Davis and Franklin Lewis White, Carol attended Three Rivers schools, graduating Valedictorian of the class of 1934. In 1935 she graduated from South Bend College of Commerce, returning home to work for Fairbanks, Morse Company.

Carol married Leo Phillip Boulette in 1938, moving to Chicago, where Leo worked for WLS radio and as a free-lance writer. They returned to the Three Rivers area in the early 1940s.

Following Leo’s death in 1946, Carol raised their three children while working as Executive Director of the TR Chamber of Commerce for 15 years, continuing until 1983 as Assistant Director after becoming a cancer survivor. She then worked as a travel agent for Red Carpet Travel Agency in Sturgis; before becoming the County Coordinator of the American Red Cross from 1984-1997.

Following her retirement at the age of 80, Carol continued to organize the St. Joseph County blood drives as a volunteer for another 15 years. She was also a volunteer with the local food bank. Carol was active in several organizations, including her church, Michigan Nature Center, ALL (adult life-long learning), Red Cross, Three Rivers Women’s Club and Mintdale Ladies. She was honored to be selected as the 2013 Three Rivers Lions Club Citizen of the Year.

Carol was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Three Rivers for 70 years where she served on the altar guild.

Carol loved life in all its bounty and was especially proud of her family. A lifelong learner filled with curiosity, in 1977 she earned an Associate of Arts degree from Glen Oaks Community College and took classes at WMU. She was an avid reader, attending mystery writer’s conferences through the US. She also was an art and theater enthusiast and supported the New Vic Theater for many years. She reveled in nature, camping, swimming, starry skies, mountains, oceans, and traveling to experience it all.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers: Harold Abel and Dale White.

She is survived by her children Janda (Boulette) Volkmer of Steilacoom, Washington; Harris ‘Hap’ Boulette (Pat) of Schoolcraft, Michigan; and Marni (Boulette) Todd (Ted) of Hanover, Indiana.

Carol is also survived by 10 grandchildren, including David Todd (Angie) of Vevay; 14 great-grandchildren, including Logan, Brooke, and Cooper Todd of Vevay; 1 great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, November 12th, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal of Three Rivers.

The Hohner Funeral Home of Three Rivers, Michigan, is assisting the family.