Freeman DeForest Lane

Freeman DeForest Lane

Morocco, Newton County, Indiana, USA
Death 17 May 1953 (aged 59)
Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Burial Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 30953445 · View Source
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Son of Samuel Louis Lane and Augusta (Zoborosky) Lane.

Married to Mayme Elizabeth (Michaels) Lane on June 15, 1914. Father of Rosadell Louise and Maxine C. Lane.


Death Claims Ex-Sheriff, County Clerk

Also Served As City Police Head And As Fireman

Freeman DeForest Lane, 59, RFD 1, Valparaiso, former city and county official, died at 8 p.m. Sunday, in his home on US 6, in Liberty Township, from a heart ailment. He had been ill several years.

The decedent was born Jan. 29, 1894, in Morocco, Ind., the son of Samuel and Augusta (Zoborosky) Lane. He married Mayme Elizabeth Michaels on June 15, 1914.

He was a public office holder and public employee for many years as a member of the Valparaiso Fire Department, Valparaiso police chief, deputy sheriff under Burney Maxwell, Porter County sheriff for eight years and county clerk from 1944 until Dec. 31, 1951. Since retiring from public office 17 months ago, he has been operating a farm in Liberty Township.

Succeeded By Ruge

He did not run in the 1950 county election, when John Ruge was elected to succeed him as county clerk.

A resident of Valparaiso for 48 years, coming from Kouts, he was a member of the Moose Lodge and Porter County Conservation Club.

Surviving are his widow, Mayme; two daughters, Mrs. Rosadell Heiser, of Chesterton, and Mrs. Maxine Toth, of RFD 1, Valparaiso; a foster son, Albert Michaels Lane, of Toledo; two brothers, Bernard Lane of Morocco, and Leo Lane, of Valparaiso; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Davis, of Morocco, Mrs. Lloyd Miller, of Valparaiso, and Mrs. Roy Corsbie, of Valparaiso; nine grandchildren and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Plan Thursday Rites

Preceding him in death were three brothers, Floyd, Guy and Charles Lane, and two sisters, Mrs. Guy Stanley and Flora Lane, who died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Bartholomew Funeral Home. The Rev. Oliver C. Starn, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Final Rites Held For Freeman Lane, Ex-County Official

Funeral services for Freeman Lane, 59, RFD 1, former city and county official who died Sunday in his home, where held Thursday afternoon in the Bartholomew Funeral Home.

The Rev. Oliver C. Starn, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiated; Miss Mae Brown was organist, and Mrs. Mary Williamson and Mrs. Martin Anderson were vocal soloists.

Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, where the Moose Lodge held committal services.

Pallbearers were Circuit Court Judge G.L. Burns, Superior Court Judge J.A. Fleishbein, Archie Kain, Fire Chief Wilbur Cowdrey, former sheriff Burney Maxwell and County Clerk John Ruge. Members of the Valparaiso Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police, were honorary pallbearers.


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