Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lela Minneman Alwes

Lela Minneman Alwes, 96, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2009 in Indianapolis.

The daughter of John and Clemmie (Fulton) Brose, she was born August 10, 1913 in Hartford City and graduated from Hartford City High School in 1931. She married Ovid Minneman in 1937 and they lived in Hartford City until moving to Seymour, Indiana in 1952. Mr. Minneman’s death occurred in 1962. Lela then married Herman Alwes in 1966.

Lela was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, Hospital Guild, and volunteered at Schneck Medical Center, all of Seymour. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked at the Seymour Tribune.

Surviving are: 2 sons, Leland Minneman, Indianapolis, Rex (Kim) Minneman, Cary, NC; 2 step-daughters, Emile Persinger and Carol Bell, both of Seymour; 5 grandchildren, Greg and Mark Minneman, Indianapolis, Eric Minneman, Cary, NC., Amy Eaton, Indianapolis and Gretchen Minneman, Cary, NC; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Brose, FL. and a sister, Betty Mc Dermott, Muncie.

In addition to her parents, and both husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Brose and two sisters, Martha Clamme, and Catherine Casterline.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 4 at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier officiating. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Waters Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 3 and after 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 605 South Walnut Street, Seymour, IN 47274.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.watersfuneralhomes.com.