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 Viola G. <I>Slanger</I> Schlobohm

Viola G. Slanger Schlobohm

Death 26 Jul 1971 (aged 72)
Burial Portage, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 18368734 · View Source
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w/o #1 George Schlobohm
w/o #2 Wilfred Foreman

Vidette Messenger
Tues. July 27, 1971 p. 6

Mrs. Viola Schlobohm Foreman, 73, of 206 E Brown St., died Monday at Porter Memorial Hospital.
A Valparaiso area resident for 60 years, she was born in White County Aug. 10, 1897. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Benefit Society of the church, Business and Professional Women's Club, Angler's Club, Prairie View Home Economics Club and was an honorary member of Beta Signa Phi.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Helen) Anderson and Mrs. Stephen (Dolores) McEnterfer, both of Valparaiso; a nephew, Melvin Schlobohm, Tucson; a sister, Mrs. Guy Bolton, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Her first husband (22 Oct 1916), George Schlobohm, preceded her in death in 1953. Her second husband (1956), Wilfred Foreman, preceded her in death in 1967.
Services will be hald Thursday at Dykes Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul G. Bretscher officiating. Burial will be in McCool Cemetery.
(submitted by Kathy Heckman)

Her birth name was Gertrude Viola Ebert, born August 10, 1897, Cartersburg, Hendricks Co,Indiana. Her parents were Charles M. Ebert, born 1848, N. Carolina; died 1905, Hendricks Co,Indiana and Rebecca Bybee, b: either 1862 or 1865; died 1907, Hendricks Co, Indiana.

At some time between the deaths of her two parents she and two sisters and one or two brothers were placed in the White Institute for Children in Wabash Indiana and they
became wards of the state. One sister was Myrtle Mae Ebert.
On September 26, 1906 when Viola was 9 years old she was placed with Henry Slanger as a foster child. My mother said that when Viola was taken off the train by the state agent
to be introduced to the Slangers she whispered to the state agent to please tell them her name was Viola instead of Gertrude Viola. She was not adopted by the Slangers but the
annual reports indicate mutual affection and she was treated like a daughter. The Indiana archivist who copied the files for me said the file was unusual in that she spent her life as a foster child with one family.
(Information provided by granddaughter, Nancy Rees.)

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  • Maintained by: Bob Slanger
  • Originally Created by: Laura Heckman
  • Added: 12 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18368734
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Viola G. Slanger Schlobohm (10 Aug 1898–26 Jul 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18368734, citing McCool Cemetery, Portage, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Bob Slanger (contributor 47076539) .