John Henry Stoddard, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

John Henry Stoddard
Seaman First Class, US Navy Reserve
Date of Birth: January 11, 1921
Date of Death: August 14, 1945
Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Kouts, Porter County, Indiana
Cause of Death: Died of Illness
Hometown: Kouts

Newspaper Notices:

Kouts Sailor Dies In West

Word has been received by Mrs. Maude Stoddard Denton, Kouts, Ind., of the death of her son, S 1/c John Henry Stoddard, 24, in Long Beach, Calif., Wednesday.

Seaman Stoddard was reported to have become ill aboard the U. S. S. Guam. He was evacuated by plane to San Francisco and after two weeks was moved to the navy hospital in Long Beach.

The decedent's wife, Evelyn Denton Stoddard, was notified by telegram of her husband's condition, and rushed to San Francisco arriving Monday night.

He is survived by his widow and two children, Karen and Jeha. In addition to his mother and step father, Joseph Denton, he leaves his sisters, Mrs. Harriet Dull, Ridgeville, Ind., Mrs. Clara Kreuger, West Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. June Nethery, Hebron, Ind., and Dottie Stoddard, at home. A brother, Louis, resides in Ridgeville, and Pvt. Ord Stoddard at Sheppard Field, Tex. A step-brother, Pfc. Gene Denton, is in Germany, and step-sister, Barbara Denton is at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when the body arrives in Kouts.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 16, 1945; Volume 19, Page 1, Column 6


Mrs. John Stoddard, of Kouts, was a Malden visitor on Wednesday evening. Mrs. Stoddard was summoned to Long Beach, Calif., on Friday, by the serious illness of her husband. She was accompanied there by her father, Joe Denton. Mr. Stoddard passed away Tuesday. The body was brought back to Kouts for internment in the Kouts cemetery. The Stoddards have two small children. Friends and former neighbors here extend their sympathy to the family.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 17, 1945; Volume 19, Page 10, Columns 6 and 7


Quite a number of friends from here attended memorial services for John Stoddard, which were held at the Kosanke Bros. funeral home in Kouts Monday afternoon.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 24, 1945; Volume 19, Page 10, Column 4

Kouts Items

Last rites for John H. Stoddard, S 1/c, were held t the Christian church Monday afternoon at 2:00 with a large attendance of relatives and friends, Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Floral offerings were many and beautiful. Mrs. L. LaCount and Mrs. R. Herron sang. Pallbearers were John Cincoske, Forrest Drudge, Elroy Edwards, Joe Sheppard. Military rites were conducted with the following in the firing squad: Sgt.-at-arms, Sgt. Marshall H. Minton, Corp. Earl Ward, P.F.C. Ewalt Jahnz, P.F.C. Martin Weise, Jack Spencer, Luther Wise; color guards, George Wandrey and Albert Honehouse; color bearers, Emil Pulaski, and Fred Kosanke. Burial in Graceland cemetery, west of Kouts.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 25, 1945; Volume 19, Page 2, Column 4

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