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Bruce Lee CAROTHERS

Male 1947 - 1975  (27 years)


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  • Name Bruce Lee CAROTHERS 
    Born 29 Nov 1947  Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1975  Valparaiso, Porter County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Motor vehicle accident 
    Buried Bremen Municipal Cemetery, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Unknown newspaper, unknown date:

      Bruce Carothers dies after area car crash

      Bruce Lee Carothers, 27, former Bremen resident, was dead on arrival at 8:15 p.m., Wednesday at Porter County hospital, where he was taken after being injured in a two car accident south of Valparaiso on State Road 2. Mr. Carothers was a resident of Hebron.

      Indiana State Police said Carothers' car veered off the road, then went out of control, coming back on the highway and crossing over the centerline, crashing into a car driven by Marty R. Jasin, 52, Valparaiso. R.R. 6. Mr. Jasin also died as a result of injuries from the accident.

      Mr. Carothers was born Nov. 29, 1947 at Bremen to Robert and Margaret Funk Carothers. He was head of the median science department of Hebring high school since September of 1974.

      Mr. Carothers was a 1966 graduate of Bremen high school. He earned his bachelor's degree from Purdue university in 1970 and his master's degree from Purdue in 1974.

      Surviving with his parents are one sister, Sue Ellen of West Lafayette; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. LaRoy Carothers of Bremen. He was preceded in death by one brother. Mr. Carothers was a member of the First United Church of Christ of Bremen

      Services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday at Bremen's First United Church of Christ, with Rev. Al Dwenger, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Bremen cemetery. Friends may call at Mishler funeral home, Bremen, from 7 p.m., Friday and all day Saturday, then at the church from 12:30 p.m., Sunday until time of services.

      (2) Unknown newspaper, unknown date:

      2 Killed in Crash at Valpo

      VALPARAISO - Two area men were killed in a two-car, head-on crash at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Ind. 2, a mile south of Valparaiso.

      Porter County Police Identified the victims as Bruce Carothers, 27, of 131 E. Maple, Bremen, and Marty Jasin, 52, of Rt. 6, Valparaiso.

      Police say Carothers' car was traveling northeast on the highway wheh it went off onto the right berm. The car then came back across the center line of the roadway and traveled directly Into the path of Jasin's oncoming vehicle.

      Carothers was pronounced dead on arrival at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso, while Jasin was dead at the scene.

      Porter County Deputy Coroner Ralph Levi said both men died of massive internal injuries.

      (3) Funeral card:

      In Memory

      The Twenty-Third Psalm

      The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
      He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
      He leadeth me beside the still waters.
      He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the
      paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
      Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
      shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
      for thou art with me; Thy rod and
      Thy staff they comfort me.
      Thou preparest a table before me in the
      presence of mine enemies: thou annointest my head
      with oil; my cup runneth over.
      Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
      me all the days of my life: and I will
      dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

      IN MEMORY OF

      Bruce Lee Carothers

      BORN NOVEMBER 29, 1947
      DIED JANUARY 15, 1975

      FUNERAL SERVICES:
      SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 1975
      2:00 P.M.

      FIRST
      UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
      Bremen, Indiana

      CLERGYMAN:
      REV. AL DWENGER

      BURIAL:
      BREMEN CEMETERY

      Arrangements by
      MISHLER FUNERAL HOME
      Bremen, Indiana

      (4) http://www.bremen.lib.in.us/heritage/bremcem.htm:

      Bremen Cemetery Record Details
      First and Middle Names: Bruce L.
      Last Names: Carothers
      Date of birth: Saturday, November 29, 1947
      Date of death: Wednesday, January 15, 1975
      Place of death: Valparaiso
      Date of burial: Sunday, January 19, 1975
      Notes: Age 27, Single
      Relatives: Robert Carothers - father
      Margaret (Funk) Carothers - mother
      Burial type: B
      Cemetery section: Bal 1
      Lot or Row: 235 No 1/2
      Grave or Crypt: 6
      Plot Owner: Robert Carothers
      Funeral Home: Mishler Funeral Home
      Funeral Home Address: P.O. Box 202
      Bremen, IN 46506
    Person ID I1988  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 

    Father Robert L. CAROTHERS,   b. 22 Nov 1919, Bremen, Marshall County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1975, St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Margaret R. FUNK,   b. 16 May 1921,   d. 6 Jan 1977, St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Family ID F1578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart