Obituaries & Death Notices from Newspapers

McLean, Mrs. Josephine Dodge

2227 Pembroke Road

Age 71, died at a local hospital October 4, 1970. She was a lifelong resident of Lansing; was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was a past president of St. Ann's Guild of the church. She graduated from Hathaway Brown School of Cleveland Ohio; was a former member of the Sparrow Hospital Auxiliary. She was the granddaughter of James Turner, pioneer resident of Lansing and daughter of Frank L. and Abby Dodge. Surviving are three sons, Roderick A. and Frank D., both of Lansing and Andrus B. of Grand Ledge; one daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Pemberton of Lansing; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. James T. Horn of East Lansing. Private religious services will be conducted by Rev. William S Hill on Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with interment in Mr. Hope Cemetery. The arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Funeral Home.

James T. Horn

Word has been received from Cleveland of the death of James Thomas Horn, 56, of 3057 Chadbourne road, Cleveland, whose wife was the former Marion Dodge of this city. Mr. Horn had been at the Cleveland office of the Bethlehem Steel corporation as metallurgist and salesman for the past 28 years. Besides the wife, he is survived by a son, James T. Horn, Jr., Cleveland; his mother, Mrs. Blanche T. Horn, and a sister, Catherine Horn, both of Catasaqua, Pa. Funeral services are being held in Cleveland this afternoon and the body will arrive in Lansing Thursday afternoon, going directly to Mr. Hope cemetery from the train, where Rev. George R. Selway of St. Paul's Episcopal church will officiate at the interment service at 2:30 p.m. The bearers will be Allan Black, Sr., Allan Black, Jr., Fred Dodge, Robert Pemberton, Franklin MacLean and Andrus MacLean. Interment services are in charge of the Ester-Leadley funeral home.

Horn, Marian Dodge

East Lansing

Age 84, passed away May 25, 1988. She was born August 7, 1903 in Lansing, the youngest daughter of Frank and Abby Dodge and was a granddaughter of James and Marian Turner, pioneer residents of Lansing. Mrs. Horn was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the St. Elizabeth's Guild. She attended Lansing High School and graduated from Mary Lyons Finishing School in Pennsylvania, and she attended the University of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Horn on March 22, 1948 and by her son, James Thomas Horn, Jr. on September 23, 1953. Surviving are 2 nieces, Mrs. Robert Pemberton of Lansing and Mrs. James Griffin of Baltimore, MD; and 4 nephews, Andrus B. McLean of Grand Ledge, Roderick A. McLean and Frank D. McLean, both of Lansing and Franklin W Armston [sic] of New York. There will be no visitation. Religious graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mr. Hope Cemetery, with the Rev. William J. Paran of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.


McLean, Frank Dodge


Age 64, passed away August 4, 1993 at a local hospital. He was born January 13, 1929 and was the great grandson of Lansing pioneers James and Marian Monroe Turner, grandson of Frank L. and Abby Turner Dodge, and son of Andrus B. and Josephine Dodge McLean. He graduated from J. W Sexton High School and attended Michigan State University. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church; headed the original committee to restore the Turner/Dodge mansion; and was a member of the University Club of Michigan State University. He retired from M.S.U. after 25 years. He is survived by his brothers, Roderick A. McLean of Lansing and Andrus B. (Annie) McLean of Grand Ledge; his sister, Patricia McLean Pemberton of Lansing; many nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation or services. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.


On Resurrection Morn

The Spirit of a Bright Young Man Took Its Heavenward Flight.

Charles E Dodge, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra B. Dodge, died at this home in Cleveland at an early hour Sunday morning of typhoid fever after an illness of three weeks. The announcement of the death of this popular young man was a great shock to his many Lansing friends and their heartfelt sympathy will go out to this wife, parents and brothers.

Mr. Dodge was born in Eaton Rapids June 15, 1870. He was a young man of good attainments and excellent promise. Previous to removing to Cleveland he was for several years engaged as instructor at the Industrial School, in which capacity he acquitted himself with much credit and gained the esteem of both his superiors and the boys which whom he labored. For the past year Mr. Dodge had been acting as collector for the Cleveland District Telegraph Company and the Cleveland Press. On last Thanksgiving day he was married in this city to Miss Mollie Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wilson of Lapeer street west.

The remains will arrive here tomorrow morning and funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. F. Swift at the residence of E B. Dodge, corner of Grand and Lenawee streets, at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

This is Sad, Indeed.

Charles B. Dodge, Formerly of This City, Died Yesterday at Cleveland.
Charles B. Dodge died yesterday morning about 4 o'clock at his home in Cleveland, O., of typhoid fever. There will be a short funeral service at Cleveland today and the remains will be brought to the home of his father, Ezra B. Dodge of this city tomorrow.

The deceased, at the time of his death, was an employee of the Cleveland Press and was associated with his brother, Fred Dodge, in the management of a messenger service.

Mr. Dodge was a Lansing boy and was bound to this city by many ties. His father and mother live here, he was himself in business here at one time as one of the owners of the State Democrat, and only last Thanksgiving he married his wife, then Miss Mollie Wilson, in this city. The sympathy of all goes out to his bereaved wife and relatives and all who knew him will regret his untimely death.

The funeral will be held tomorrow from the family residence on Grand street south at 2 o'clock p.m.


The following is the text of an article in the Lansing State Journal of Tuesday, September 6, 1983. Upon request, the Secretary can provide a copy of the article.

Helen Dodge Stack, 93, Longtime Resident

Helen Dodge Stack, 93, a member of one of Lansing's oldest families, died in her sleep Monday at Burcham Hills Retirement Center after a long illness.

"She was a very dynamic, interested and vital lady," said her son, J. William Stack. He said his mother was the first woman to drive an automobile in the Lansing area.

She was the niece of Frank Dodge and spent much of her childhood years in the Dodge-Turner House. She was graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1912 and taught home economics in the Upper Peninsula for several years, William said. She was a past president of Matinee Musicale, Sparrow Hospital's Auxiliary Guild and MSU's Faculty Folk Club.

She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was a member of the St. Agnes Guild. She founded the choir at Central Methodist Church and served as choir director of the Peoples Church of East Lansing for 20 years. During World War II, she was active with the Red Cross and served as president of the Gray Ladies.

She married the late Dr. Joseph Stack, a Michigan State University zoology professor, in 1916. She is survived by her son and six grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church.