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Chester W. Cleveland  



Oct 21, 1961
Culver citizen

Chester W. Cleveland, Citizen Editor and Publisher, Dies

Chester W. Cleveland, 63, editor and publisher of this newspaper, The Culver Citizen, died at one o'clock Monday morning, Oct. 23. He had been a critical heart patient since early last Wednesday morning at the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth.


Mr. Cleveland purchased The Culver Press and The Citizen from Robert Rust in 1953. His greatest dream was realized when he launched a new mondily magazine, Indiana Business and Industry, in June of 1957. Blending his great love for his native Hoosierland, an unbelievable zest for work and gifted creativeness, his publication has received growing acclaim since its conception

Chester Wilson Cleveland was born in Plymouth on Aug. 11, 1898, the younger son of the late Arnott M. and Laura Dell (Groshans) Cleveland. Graduating from Plymouth High School in 1916, he journeyed to the University of Illinois where he majored in journalism and served as managing editor of the Daily Illini in 1920. In 1921, he graduated from Babson Institute of Business Administration at Wellesley Hills, Mass.

On Oct. 6, 1923, Mr. Cleveland married Ruth Iona Glass of Fort Wayne, and has two married sons, John A. of Culver and David B. of Kansas Citv.

A Life Of Words

Mr. Cleveland spent his entire life in the newspaper, magazine and public relations fields, starting as a cub reporter on the Traverse City (Mich.) Record-Eagle in the summer of 1918. It is coincidental that he and Mrs. Cleveland had just visited his newspaper career starting place while on a vacation to Mackinac Island in September.

Mr. Cleveland was a member of many national, state, social, fraternal, and business organizations. He was a communicant of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, American Legion member, 32-degree Mason, Knight Templar and a Shriner. He was a member of the Indianapolis and Chicago Press Clubs, Sigma Delta Chi national journalistic fraternity — editor of The Quill, 1922-25), and vice-president of the Hoosier Salon Patrons Association of Indianapolis. One of his favorite organizations was the Indiana Society of Chicago which he revived in 1937.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and two sons, are his mother, Mrs. Arnott M. Cleveland, his sister, Mrs. Philip R. Melangton, both of Plymouth, and three grandchildren, Peter, Leslie and Suzanne Cleveland, all of Culver .

Services Today

Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Plymouth with the Rev. William C. R. Sheridan and Allen Bray, chaplain of the Culver Military Academy, officiating. Interment will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery. The Easterday Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The Culver Press, Inc. will be, closed Wednesday afternoon in tribute to a swell boss.

See the Cleveland Familyalso. They owned the home at 1394 East Shore Dr.






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