Glenn and Lera (Overmyer) Wilson
1. Glenn Wilson was born 19 Jun 1892. He died Mar 1978.
Wednesday, March 22, 1978 Rochester Sentinel
Glenn WILSON, 85, 713 Fulton avenue, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in Canterbury Manor nursing home.
He had been in failing health three years.
He was born June 19, 1892 in Winamac to William and Mary HILL WILSON and he had lived in Rochester
since 1938, moving here from Monterey. He was married June 21, 1911 in Winamac to Lera OVERMYER,
who survives. He was president and manager of Wilson Coal and Grain company of Rochester, which
has offices in Rochester, Bremen and Lakeville. He was a member of Maxinkuckee I.O.O.F. Lodge
373 at Culver for 55 years.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Lillian) LUDWIG and Mrs. Don (Glenda) SHOWLEY,
both of R.R. 1, Rochester; two sons, Russell [WILSON], Rochester, and Robert [WILSON], Lakeville;
ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Dessie WERNER,
Monterey; a brother, Thomas [WILSON], Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were a
grandson, a sister and a brother.
Glenn married Lera [Lyria] Overmyer-2135,
daughter of Thomas Jeffferson Overmyer and Diana Miller , on 21 Jun 1911 in Winamac, P ulasli, Indiana.
Lera was born 15 May 1893. She died 13 Aug 1981 and was buried in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Lera WILSON, 88, of 713 Fulton Ave., died at 5:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Hospital where she had been a patient since
Tuesday. She had been in failing health for a year.
She was born May 15, 1893 at Bass Lake to Tom and Diania MILLER OVERMYER. She had lived in Rochester since 1938 coming
from Monterey. She married Glenn WILSON June 21, 1911 in Winamac. He died March 21, 1978. She was a member of the
Grace United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Lillian) LUDWIG, Rochester; Mrs. Don (Glenda) SHOWLEY, Rochester; two sons, Russell
WILSON, Rochester, and Robert WILSON, Lakeville; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Hazel YELTON, Miami, Fla.; and Gladys DECK, Kansas City, Kan. Two sisters, a brother and a grandson preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Foster & Good Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam CARLTON officiating. Burial will be in the
Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:30-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday. Memorials may be
made to the Manitou Training Center.
They had the following children:
2 Russell Wilson was born 6 Jan 1915
in Monterey, P ulaksi, Indiana. He died 2 Jan 1999 in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana and was buried in
Rochester Ioof Cemetery, Rochester, Fulton, Indiana. Russell married Lois M. Gaumer on 2 Oct 1937
in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana.
3 Glenda Wilson . Glenda married Don Showley .
4 Robert Wilson died deceased bef 1999.
5 Lilian P Wilson was born 4 Jan 1912. She died 14 Jun 1991. Lilian married Ralph Ludwig son of John
Phillip Ludwig- and Lucinda Elizabeth POPEJOY Ralph was born 5 Nov 1906. He died 19 Jun 1979.
Published in The Rochester Sentinel Friday, June 14, 1991
Lillian P. LUDWIG, 79, Rt. 1, Rochester, died at 1:49 a.m. today at Woodlawn Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester.
Published in The Rochester Sentinel Saturday, June 15, 1991
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, for Lillian P. LUDWIG, Box 149 C., F ulton, with
the Rev. Chris MADISON officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 t9 8 p.m. today, and after 2 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Mrs. Ludwig died at 1:49 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital. She was born Jan. 4, 1912 in Monterey to Glen and Lera OVERMYER WILSON
and had lived most of her life in this area. She was married May 20, 1933 in Valparaiso to Ralph R. LUDWIG, who died June 19, 1979. She
was a member of the former Olive Branch United Methodist Church, and had been attending the F ulton United Methodist Church. She
was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Surviving are a daughter, Lera REINHOLT, Syracuse; two sons, Martin A. [LUDWIG], Dade City, Fla, and Richard W. [LUDWIG], Rochester;
seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Don (Glenda) SHOWLEY, Rt. 1, Rochester, and two brothers, Russell WILSON,
Rochester, and Robert WILSON, South Bend.
Ralph R. LUDWIG, 72, R.R. 1, Rochester, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday at South Bend St. Joseph hospital following a three-month illness.
He was born Nov. 5, 1906 in Monterey to John and Lucinda POPEJOY LUDWIG and had lived in F ulton county most of his life. He was married
May 20, 1933 in Valparaiso to Lillian P. WILSON, who survives. Mr. Ludwig was the retired operator of the B&L Milling company, Mexico, and
prior to that he been associated with Wilson Corn company, Rochester. He was a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist church.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Mrs. James (Lena) REINHOLT, Warsaw; two sons, Martin [LUDWIG], Tampa, Fla., and Richard
[LUDWIG], Rochester; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Henry (Lily) KIZER, Sebring, Fla., and two brothers,
Lawrance LUDWIG, Dunnellon, Fla., and John LUDWIG, Winamac. Two sisters and six brothers preceded in death.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Foster & Good funeral home with the Rev. Chris MADISON officiating. Burial will be in the
Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday ntil time of service. Memorials may be sent to the Manitou
Training Center or the American Cancer Society.