Obituary Details

Calvin C. DeHoff

(11/30/-0001 - 03/26/1949)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 04/21/1949

Calvin C. DeHoff, Former Resident, Of County, Dies

Calvin C. DeHoff, a former resident of Lusk, Manville and Node, died at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, March 26, 1949, at the age of 78 years.

Mr. DeHoff has been crippled with arthritis for the past several years and last May suffered a fractured leg which increased his suffering and helplessness.

Funeral services were first conducted in Phoenix on March 30th, and the remains were then taken to the old home at North Georgetown, Ohio, where services were held on Wednesday, April 6, at the North Georgetown Lutheran Church, with Rev. George D. Keister, a nephew, and Rev. E.L. Wagner, pastor of the church, in charge of the services.

Interment was made in the family plot in the church cemetery.

Accompanying the remains from Phoenix to Ohio were his widow and their son Clarence and his wife, and the latter couple's son Kenneth and his wife and two children.

Calvin C. DeHoff was the son of George P. and Eliza DeHoff, the youngest of seven children. Two died in infancy and three sisters have since died.

On February 21, 1895, he married Mary S. Myers of North Georgetown. He attended the local school and then received his bachelor's degree at Mount Union College in 1897. He also graduated from Ohio Northern University, from which institution he received an M.A. degree.

Mr. DeHoff spent practically his entire life in the field of education. After being supterintendent of schools at North Lima and Gustavus, Ohio, he moved west and served in this same capacity at Centerville and Lake Preston, So. Dak. After 23 years in the school room he decided to retire, and the family moved to Wyoming onto a homestead. However, during the Wyoming period he served as head of the school system in Manville until it was decided to make another move, and this time to Arizona. Again, he thought he had retired, but soon found himself doing special tutoring and serving in an emergency capacity in both Phoenix Union and in North Thoenix High Schools.

He was especially interested in the work of young people, stressing the importance of Christian life.

Survivors beside his wife, Mary are a son, Clarence, a grandson, Kenneth; two great-grandchildren, Frances Pennie and Kenneth Hugh II; a brother, George W. DeHoff of West Austintown, and many nieces and nephews.

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