Francis ‘Frank’ Brockmeyer
MOUNT VERNON — Francis M. “Frank” Brockmeyer Sr., 90, of Mount Vernon died Monday, March 8, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born March 27, 1913, in Chillicothe to Joe and Molly (McCoy) Brockmeyer and had been a resident of Mount Vernon since 1994. From 1940 to 1954 Mr. Brockmeyer was employed at the Curtis Wright Plant in Columbus, which is now Rockwell International; from 1955 to 1974 he was International Representative for the United Auto Workers.
Following his retirement from the UAW in 1974 he was appointed by Gov. John Gilligan as a board member for the Ohio Board of Review for Unemployment Commission. For many years he served on the Board of Directors for United Way of Central Ohio. He served as executive secretary of the Central Ohio Council for Senior Citizens from 1982 to 1990 and was inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame in 1988. Mr. Brockmeyer was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his sons, Jim Brockmeyer of Christina Lake, British Columbia, and Frank (Carolyn Caldwell) Brockmeyer Jr. of Mount Gilead; his daughters, Rosalie Cape of San Jose, Calif., Janice Hansen and Jane Merrill, both of Berkley, Calif., and Kate (Jim) Wilson of Mount Vernon; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Ruth Ann Browning of Roseburg, Ore.
In 1998 he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Regina (Chandler) Brockmeyer. Also deceased are his son, John Brockmeyer; his daughter, Marianne Larsen; his sister, Rosemary Dobson; and three brothers, Henry, Joe and August.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. A rosary service will be recited Friday at 7:15 p.m. in the funeral home. A Mass of resurrection will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. The Rev. Ted Thomas will be the celebrant. Entombment will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the local United Way. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Alice Hall, 79, of Mount Vernon died Monday, March 1, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Alice was born July 15, 1924, in Hamilton County, Ohio, to Glen H. and Emma (Russ) Hall, and had lived the past several years in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are three brothers and sisters.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Ebenezer Cemetery. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of the arrangements. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
H. Berdene Kaeser
H. Berdene Kaeser, 90, of 1575 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Kaeser was born June 21, 1913, in East Sparta, the first child of Wallace and Eva (Koonley) Arner. She received her bachelor’s degree from Malone College and taught in Stark County for 21 years. A lifelong Lutheran, she was an active volunteer in a variety of educational, social ministry and community activities, especially in years of better health.
From 1978 to 1996, she resided in Cary, N.C., where her volunteer activities were recognized by WRAL-TV.
She is survived by her sister, Goldie John of Massillon; her brother, Stanley (Mildred) Arner of Pulaski, Va.; two children, Anita (Richard) Anderson of Howard and Paul (Mary) Kaeser of Atlanta, Ga.; her daughter-in-law, Edwina Kaeser of Wilson, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Werner D. Kaeser; her sister, Aletha Arner; and her son, the Rev. David W. Kaeser.
The family will receive visitors at Faith Lutheran Church on Friday at 9:30 a.m. with memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will occur in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C. Addition arrangements in Raleigh, N.C., are pending. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial gifts be made either to Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon 43050; or to Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 2505, Washington, NC 27889, the mission congregation established by her late son.