In Memory

Lawrence Vandervolgen - Class Of 1933

Lawrence Vandervolgen

  Lawrence F. Van Der Volgen, 81, of Rt. 1, Delphi died at 10 p.m. Dec. 23, 1994, in his residence.
  Born May 19, 1913, in Charleston, W. Va., he was the son of Freeman L. and Getrude Glover Van Der Volgen.  His family moved to Delphi in 1922.  On Nov. 17, 1940, he was married to Helen M. Rider in the Van Der Volgen residence.  She survies.
  A retired Carroll County farmer, Van Der Volgen graudated from Delphi High School in 1931 and held the school's record in the 440 yard dash.
  He was current president of the Carroll County Historical Society, a former board member of the Wabash and Eric Canal association, a member and former president of the Carroll County Old Settlers Association, and the Delphi Preservation Society.
  He was a member and former deacon of Hickory Grove United Church of Christ and a member and former chaplain of Mt. Olive Masonic Lodge.
  Van Der Volgen worked for eight years as a blacksmith at the Parish Pioneer Farm near Idaville and at Carroll County Old Settlers in Delphi.  He also showed blacksmithing during Canal Days at Canal Park in Delphi.  He was recently teaching several young men in the community the art of blacksmithing.
  Also surviving are a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Chatfield of Rt. 2, Delphi, and three grandchildren.
  Services were today at Horn Funeral Home, Delphi, with John Crowel officiating.  Burial was in IOOF Memorial Gardens.
  Memorials may be made to the Carroll County Historical Society.
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, December 28, 1994