Charles VanMeter, Former Culver Merchant, Dies
Charles Van Meter, 64, of Venice, Fla., former owner of the International Harvester farm implement store in Culver now known as the Nelson Equipment Company, died Sunday, June 25, of a heart attack in Colorado while on vacation.
He was born Feb. 28, 1897, in Wayne Township, Fulton County, the son of Hugh and Rose Downs Van Meter.
Survivors are the widow, Thelma. Smith Van Meter; a daughter, iSlue Ellen Strong of Miami, Fla.; and a son, Charles Jr., at home; a brother, George Van Meter of Kewanna, and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Louderback of Fulton.
Mr. Van Meter owned and operated International Harvester implement stores in Kewanna and Culver and also a branch in Rochester for a number of years before going to Florida 15 years ago.
The body was returned to Venice for burial. - 6 Jul 1961