In Memory

Dwaine Macak - Class Of 1947

Dwaine Macak

Graveside services were Friday at 2 p.m. in Pittsburg Cemetery for Dwaine Macak, 45, of Dayton, Ohio. The Rev. Odin Memering officiated. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Jackson Funeral Home, Delphi. Born in Tippecanoe County April 11, 1929, he was the son of Guy and Clara Lohrman Macak. He was graduated from Delphi High School in 1947 and Fort Wayne Business College. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict before going to Dayton 24 years ago. He was never married. He was officer manager of Associated Transport, Inc., and evening desk clerk and bookkeeper at Traveler’s Lodge, both in Dayton. Surviving with his mother who lives south of Colburn are a brother Guy Macak Jr. of Delphi and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Wise of Rt. 1, Delphi. The body of Mr. Macak was found floating in Lake Erie August 25th near Cleveland’s Gordon Park. He had been missing since August 21st. Cause of death is still under investigation, but a preliminary coroner's report states he was both beaten in the head and strangled and probably drowned. Macak was reported missing to Dayton police after he failed to show up at either of his two jobs as a trucking firm executive and evening desk clerk. Investigating detectives said he was abducted from his ransacked home and placed bound and gagged in the trunk of his 1973 Cadillac Eldorado. Police reportedly said he was driven around Dayton for sometime before being taken to Cleveland where he reportedly was thrown still alive into the lake. Cleveland police have charged two Dayton, Ohio, teenagers with the abduction-murder of the former Delphi man. Bruce Allen White, 18, and a 15-year old juvenile are being held on charges of aggravated murder. They were arrested August 26th when they allegedly tried to use Macak’s credit card to purchase $700 worth, of items at a Cleveland Heights store. Both suspects in the case are black. They entered pleas of not guilty at arraignment Thursday. They are being held for possible grand jury action.

Delphi Carroll County Comet September 4, 1974