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Theora LaVonne STICHLER

Female 1935 - 1969  (34 years)


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  • Name Theora LaVonne STICHLER 
    Born 6 Oct 1935  Argos, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Dec 1969  Laporte, Laporte County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Theora (STICHLER) JENSEN, her young son and one of her three daughters died from injuries suffered in a car-train accident in 1969. Newspaper accounts of the accident were copied by Wilma FOLTZ and sent to compiler. Both articles may have been taken from a Starke County newspaper which is not named, or the second one may have come from a Rochester, IN newspaper.

      Second Car-Train Fatality

      HAMLET WOMAN DIES OF ACCIDENT INJURIES

      A Hamlet woman today became the second fatality in the car-train accident in LaPorte County which killed her son Saturday morning.

      Mrs. Robert JENSEN, 34, died of injuries this morning in the E Street Division Memorial Hospital, LaPorte. Her son, Robert Keith JENSEN, 12, died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday.

      Mrs. JENSEN was the driver of the car which collided with a Norfolk and Western Railroad freight train at State Road 5 crossing five miles south of LaPorte. Four other children, Randy, 15, Theresa, 10, Desiree, 8, and Mark, 14, were injured in the crash. Randy, Teresa and Desiree are in critical condition at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, and Mark is in the E. Street Division Memorial Hospital, LaPorte.

      Robert Keith JENSEN, was born May 12, 1957 in Knox to Robert and LaVonne STICHLER JENSEN. He was a seventh grade student at Oregon-Davis Junior High School, Hamlet, and was a member of the Hamlet United Methodist Church, the MYF there, and the LaPorte YMCA.

      Surviving besides his father, two sisters and two brothers, are his paternal grandfather, Carl JENSEN, Sr., Okechobee, Fla., and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore STICHLER of Gas City.

      (Part of the remainder of this article is cut off along the right margin, so cannot be completed.)

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      MRS. THEORA JENSEN

      ROBERT K. JENSEN

      Double funeral services for Mrs. Theora LaVonne JENSEN, 34, and her son, Robert Keith JENSEN, 12, both of Hamlet, are scheduled for 1 p.m. (C.S.T.), Wednesday at the Hamlet United Methodist church, with Rev. Milton BEEMAN, pastor, officiating.

      Friends may call at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet, until 11 a.m., Wednesday, when the bodies will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. Burial will be at Fletcher Cemetery, Hamlet.

      The mother and son died of injuries suffered in a Saturday, car-train accident in LaPorte county. Mrs. JENSEN was driver of the car. Four other JENSEN children were injured in the accident.

      Mrs. JENSEN was born Oct. 6, 1935 at Argos and went to the Hamlet area 16 years ago. She was married July 5, 1953 to Robert C. JENSEN, who survives. She was a member of the Hamlet United Methodist church and the Oregon-Davis Parent Teachers Organization.

      Surviving with her husband are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore STICKLER, Gas City; two sons, Randall and Mark JENSEN; both at home; two daughters, Teresa and Desiree JENSEN, both at home; and two brothers, Garth STICKLER, Anderson; and Beauford TICKLER, Gas City.

      Robert Keith JENSEN was born May 12, 1957. He was a seventh grade student at Oregon-Cavis junior high school, Hamlet, and was a member of the Hamlet United Methodist Church, and the LaPorte Y.M.C.A.

      REFERENCES:

      1. Wilma (MOW) FOLTZ; 1049 E - 450 N; Rochester, IN 46975
      2. Newspaper accounty of car-train accident 27 DEC 1969, LaPorte County, IN. (Copies provided by W. FOLTZ.)
      3. Obituary: Mrs. Theora JENSEN & Robert K. JENSEN; 1969 Teresa JENSEN, Daughter (Date of death not given; sometime after 29 DEC 1969.) Copy provided by Mrs. FOLTZ.
    Person ID I6568  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father Theodore STICHLER, Jr.,   b. 17 Nov 1915, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 2006, Rochester, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Velma E. BERKHEISER 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Mar 1935  Bruce Lake (Fulton) IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Teresa Lavonne JENSEN,   b. 2 Jun 1959, Hamlet, Starke County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1980, Plymouth, Marshall County, IN? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [natural]
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     3. Robert Keith JENSEN,   b. 12 May 1957, Knox, Starke County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1969, Laporte, Laporte County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)  [natural]
     4. Randall Lee JENSEN,   b. 1 Sep 1954, Knox, Starke County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1980, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
     5. Living
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F3362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart