Omer Roy HOOK, 46, formerly of Kewanna, died suddenly Thursday evening of a heart attack at his home in Culver. He was owner and operator of the Van Meter Implement Company in Culver.
He was a resident of Kewanna for 10 years before moving to Culver in 1946. In January of this year he purchased the Van Meter company, a farm implement agency.
He was a native of Burnettsville where he was born on Dec. 9, 1906.
Active in Masonic work, Hook was a past master of the Kewanna Masonic Lodge and a member of the Culver Masonic Lodge. He also was a member of the Culver Methodist Church.
Surviving are the widow, Geneva [HOOK]; three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor YELTON of Culver, Mrs. Marilyn McLANE of Indianapolis, and Miss Virginia HOOK, at home; a son, John Robert HOOK at home; three sisters, Mrs. Charles SUITERS and Mrs.Viola DAVIS, both of Burnettsville, and Mrs. Edgar LEIGH of Indianapolis; three brothers, Benjamin HOOK of Walton and John and Delmar HOOK, both of Burnettsville, and two grandchildren.
Final rites will be held at 2 o’clock DST Sunday afternoon at the Culver Methodist Church, Dr. Hardigg SEXTON officiating. Burial will be in Culver Cemetery with members of the Culver Masonic Lodge conducting graveside rites.
Friends may call at the residence on College avenue in Culver until time of the services.- Friday, July 31, 1953 Rochester Sentinel