County Recorder and Mrs. Lee MOORE, today attended the funeral rites at Culver for the Rev. F. E. ZECHIEL, 90, who passed away a
few days ago at his home on Lake Maxinkuckee.
Reverend Zechiel was the oldest of three brothers who are well known in the ministry throughout Northern Indiana. He was born and reared in the western section of F ulton county, but after receiving his initial pastorate in Marshall county, served many different charges before retiring to his home in Culver .
The deceased was a devout member of the Evangelical Reform church. One brother, the late Rev. S. I. ZECHIEL, also of Culver , was a Methodist minister, and held charges in F ulton county at Richland Center and Sand Hill, at the time of his death, a few years ago. The remaining brother, the Rev. D. E. ZECHIEL is an Evangelical pastor now at New Carlisle, Ind.
In all, the Zechiel families have contributed eight sons to the ministry. Rev. F. E. Zechiel was a brother of Mrs. Moore's father.
Tuesday, June 19, 1945 Rochester Sentinel