Steffen Nathan Rector
| Steffen N Rector b. Nov. 27, 1900
Ingalls, Madison County, Indiana d. Apr 2 1955 Hinesl, Illinois
Culver Mourns Steffen N. Rector, 54, Popular Druggist and Civic Leader
Dies Saturday Morning After Long Hospitalization
At the largely attended funeral services Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church for
Steffen N. Rector, the Rev. Kendall E. Sands referred tot he late Culver druggist and
civic leader as a man of unusually wide talents, possessed with an engaging personality
and endowed with a tireless energy which reached into every phase of our community
Mr. Rector died early Saturday morning at the Hines Veterans Hospital at Hines, Ill. of a
brain abscess. He was 54 years of age.
He became seriously ill last December 8 and was confined to the Memorial Hospital at
South Bend until March 25 when he entered the hospital at Hines.,
Steffen Nathan Rector was born at Ingalls, Ind. on Nov. 27, 1900. He came to Culver in
1908 when his father opened Rector's Pharmacy here.
After he was graduated from Culver High School he attended Wabash College at
Crawfordsville. During World War I he served in the U.S. Navy. In 1938 he assumed the
sole proprietorship of the local drug store.
Mr. Rector was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the
Culver Lions Club. He was well-known for his generous response to all requests from youth
and adult groups for scores of civic and club projects through the years.
The Culver-Union Township Chamber of Commerce cancelled its regular monthly meeting on
Monday so that his associates in that organization could attend the last rites.
Mrs. Joseph Furnas sang two appropriate hymns and Mrs. C. B. Lennen was the organist.
The pallbearers were Donald hand, Frank Walaitis, Wilber Taylor, Cecil Smith, Fred Adams
and Earl Dean Overmyer. Burial was at the Washington Cemetery east of Culver. -
April 6, 1955
PENDLETON - Steffen Rector, of Culver, Ind., died yesterday at Hines Hospital there.
He was a registered pharmacist and owner of the Rector Drugstore.
The body was taken to Easterday Funeral Home there where services will be held
tomorrow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow there.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Josephine Rector; three daughters; two grandchildren; two
brothers, Frank, of Pendleton, and Gray, of South Bend.
Born in Ingalls the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Rector, he lived here several years. - -
Anderson Herald - Apr 3 1955
See Rector family