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Dr. Leo F. Latus,
an osteopath here for 35 years and twice mayor of Hartford, died
Saturday [October 27, 1962] noon at his home
E. Main St. He had been in ill health for several years.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate
Conception church, with the Rev. Fr. Robert Stockwell officiating.
The rosary was said at 8 p.m. Monday at the Calvin chapel.
Burial was in Maple Hill cemetery.
Latus was born at Chicago [May 10, 1900], the youngest of 13
children. The family moved to a farm near Rush lake when he
was two years old. He was graduated from Hartford high school
in 1918 and from Chicago College of Osteopath in 1925. Illness
forced him to retire from practice in 1960.
Rosaline Boland here on Sept. 10,1927.
It was while Dr. Latus was serving as mayor the first time that
Hartford’s sewer system was built during the depression. He again
served as mayor in the late 1940’s, compiling a total of 12 years in
that post. He also had served on the Village council and the Board
Dr. Latus was a member of
Immaculate Conception church, the Holy Name society, the Knights of
Columbus at Watervliet, the Elks lodge at Benton Harbor and belonged
to national, state, and regional osteopathic societies.
Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Thomas, also an osteopath
of Muskegon, Peter of Three Rivers and
Leo J. and Robert; three
Mary Ellen Learner
of Cuyahoga Falls Oh., Frances DelPizzo of Louisville Colo., and Alive; a sister Mrs. John P. Ryan,
and 23 grandchildren..
Carl D. Olds,
68, of Lawrence, owner of the Olds grocery store in Hartford for
many years, died Friday [July 6, 1962] in Bronson hospital,
Mr. Olds was born Aug. 10, 1893, in Hartford, the son
of Clarence and Carrie Olds. He married the former Katherine
Kinnine, June 6, 1915.
Survivors include his widow; two sons, Robert of North
Muskegon and Tom of Hartford; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise
Marcopulos of Grosse Point; a sister, Mrs. Louise Wilkinson of Paw
Paw; and seven grandchildren.
Requiem high Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m.
in the Immaculate Conception Catholic church of Hartford, of which
he was a member. The Rev. Fr. Francis Bowen, pastor, will serve as
Burien will be in Maple Hill cemetery.
The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday in the
Calvin funeral home here.
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