Claude Jacob Eberhard, son of Emily Elizabeth "Libbie" Baker and Don L. Eberhard, married Veda Lulu Miller, daughter of Ida M. (Patterson) and Oliver O. Miller, August 24, 1926, in Elkhart, Elkhart County, IN. Claude Eberhard died of asphyxiation from a faulty furnace December 22, 1968, at his home in Glenwood, Cass County, MI.
"Dowagiac Daily News", December 25, 1968 (Wednesday)
Funeral services for Claude Eberhart, 62, of Glenwood, will be held Thursday at 2:00 PM in the Newell Funeral Home in Decatur. The Rev. Charles Carson, pastor of Decatur Bible Church, will officiate, with interment in the South Wayne Cemetery.
Mr. Eberhart was born March 26, 1906 in Colon, son of Donald and Emily Eberhart. He had been employed for 40 years by the New York Central Railroad and was a section foreman for Penn Central at the time of his death. He had lived in Glenwood for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Veda; a son, Theron of Saginaw; a grandson, Richard; a brother, Robert of Allegan; and a sister, Mrs. Wanda Oxley of Kalamazoo.
Claude Eberhard consistently used the original spelling of his surname, Eberhard, rather than Eberhart, as used in the above obituary.
Claude's father, Don L. Eberhard, son of Rose (Decker) and Henry P. Eberhard, chose to use his mother's maiden name, Decker, as his surname and is buried at South Colon (Eberhard) Cemetery, St. Joseph Co., MI, under that surname. However, Claude and his two older brothers, Clark D. and Robert C., both buried at Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers, St. Joseph Co., MI, all chose to use Eberhard as their surname as adults.
Claude's mother and her parents are buried at South Colon (Eberhard) Cemetery, St. Joseph Co., MI. His mother is buried under her married name, Hackenburg.
Don L Decker (____ - 1942)
Emily Elizabeth Baker Hackenburg (1882 - 1968)
Veda Lulu Miller Eberhard (1907 - 1970)*
Clark D. Eberhard (1901 - 1952)*
Robert C. Eberhard (1903 - 1983)*
Claude Jacob Eberhard (1906 - 1968)
Eberhard, Claude J., 1906 - 1968
South Wayne Cemetery
Created by: Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Record added: Jun 09, 2013
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