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Harry Chickedantz 1908-85


Plainville - Harry B. Chickedantz, 76, died at his home at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 1985.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gill Chapel with the Rev. David Marshall officiating. Interment will be in the Plainville Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

He was born Nov. 18, 1908 in Daviess County to Charles H. and Olive Helen Armes Chickedantz. He married Donna England July 29, 1941 and she survives. He was retired from the administration of the Washington Community Schools and was very active in sports programs serving as coach. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charity Lodge No. 30 F & AM and the Elks Club in Washington. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a graduate of Washington High School with the class of 1927. He attended Illinois College and was graduated from Butler University in 1933. He played basketball and baseball four years at Butler under Tony Hinkle. He coached at four different high schools in Indiana, Plainville, Wheatland, Epsom and Centerville. He later became assistant coach under the late Marion Crawley. In later years he became a skillful tennis player and was an avid tennis enthusiast.

Survivng are his wife and one daughter and one son, Mrs Dennis (Lise) Moore, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and C. Roger Chickedantz, Evansville, two grandsons, three step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren, one sister and one brother, Mrs. Marjorie Huston and Carl Chickedantz, both of this city.  (Nov. 3, 1985)


From the 1970 & 1971 WHS Yearbooks: Harry Chickedantz; Assistant Principal.

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