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Saathoff, Robert Lee

Robert Saathoff
Sept. 9, 1923-June 14, 1968


    Funeral Services for Robert Lee Saathoff, 44, of 10607 Kenilworth Ave., Bethesda, Md., who died Friday morning will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Pifer Funeral Home.  The Rev. Ray Cunningham, pastor of the First Baptist Church of  which he was a member will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.
    Born Sept. 9, 1923, in Litchfield, Ill. Mr. Saathoff moved to Maryland from here in 1949.  He was employed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., On July 16, 1949, he married Alice Knott in Niles.
    In addition to the widow, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Walter Saathoff of Niles.
    A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the St. Joseph Valley Lodge, 4, F and A.M.  Masonic services will be held at the cemetery.
    Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.

Niles Daily Star, Monday, June 17, 1968, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Saathoff, Hazel I.

Hazel I. Saathoff
December 6, 1903-March 25, 1982


    Mrs. Hazel I. Saathoff, 78, of 811 Rynearson, Buchanan, died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at Pawating Hospital in Niles following an extended illness.
    Mrs. Saathoff was a member of the First Baptist Church of Niles. She was born on Dec. 6, 1930 in Litchfield, Ill.
    She married Walter R. Saathoff on March 27, 1921 in Litchfield, Ill. He died in 1961.
    Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Evah Waer Rice of Hillsboro, Mo., and Mrs. Laura Hammontree of Springfield, Mo.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.  Rev. Ray C. Cunningham of the First Baptist church will officiate.  Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Halbritter Funeral Home.
    The family suggests memorials may be made to the Michigan Heart Fund.

Niles Daily Star, Friday, March 26, 1982, page 1 col. 1-2, microfilm Niles District Library

Saathoff, Arthur

Arthur Saathoff
Feb. 11, 1909-March 14, 1993


Arthur Saathoff
1909-1993
Former owner and operator of United Dairies in Niles

    Funeral services for Arthur Saathoff, 84, of 138 Leisure World, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Niles, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Niles with the Rev. Raymond S. Anderson, church pastor, and the Rev. Ray C. Cunningham, of Niles, officiating.
    Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.
    Saathoff died March 14, at Valley Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, following a brief illness.
    He was born Feb. 11, 1909, in Alhambra, Ill.
    On Nov. 16, 1932, in Niles, he married the former Adaline Strang, who survives.
    For 50 years, he was the owner and operator of the former United Dairies in Niles.
    He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Niles. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge 4 F.& A.M. St. Joseph Valley, was former president of the Niles Shrine Club. He was involved in the Jesters, Niles Elks Lodge and Eastern Star. He was also a former member and past president of the Niles Lions Club, was a former member of the YMCA board, former member of the First National Bank Board of Directors and was a former Pawating Hospital board member.
    Other survivors include two sons, Russell Saathoff of Niles and Kenneth Saathoff of Apache Junction, Ariz.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
    Local arrangements are being handled by Halbritter Funeral Home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, June 16, 1993, page 2, col. 2-4, microfilm Niles District Library

Saathoff, Adaline Mae (Strang)

Adaline Mae (Strang) Saathoff
Sept. 20, 1908-January 15, 1998


Niles Daily Star, Saturday, January 17, 1998, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

    Mrs. Adalaine Saathoff, 89, of 821 N. 103rd St., Apache Junction, Ariz., widow of Arthur W. Saathoff, who died March 14, 1993, died Thursday, Jan. 15, in Mesa, Ariz., following an extended illness.
    Local services will be held at a later date.
    Arrangements are by Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, February 18, 1998, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

    Funeral services for Adaline Mae (Strang) Saathoff, 89, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Niles, are Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1446 East Main St., Niles.
    Mrs. Saathoff died Jan. 15 in Mesa.
    She was born Sept. 20, 1908 in Derby, Conn. and moved to Niles in 1925.
    On Nov. 16, 1932 she married Arthur Saathoff, and he preceded her in death March 14, 1993.
    Survivors include two sons, Russell Saathoff of Niles and Kenneth Saathoff of Apache Junction, Ariz; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, of which she was a member for 73 years

Steigely, Harold G.

Harold Steigely
Oct. 16 1899-June 16, 1968


    Harold G. Steigely, 614 N. 12th St., died at 8 p.m. Sunday in Pawating Hospital, after being a patient there for one week.
    Born Oct. 16, 1899, in LaPorte, Ind. Mr. Steigely was employed as a distributor by the McCroy Industries of Kendalville, Ind.
    Moving here from LaPorte 40 years ago, he was the former owner of the Main Oak Royal Blue Grocery Store here. His wife, Magdalene, died Nov. 13, 1964.
    He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Paul Clark of Niles; a sister, Mrs. A.H. Leonard of LaGune Hills, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.  Wednesday in the Pifer Funeral Home with the Rev. Lloyd Schloop, pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.
    Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight.

Niles Daily Star, Monday, June 17, 1968, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library