NAPPANEE-The former editor and publisher of the Nappanee Advance-News from 1927-54, Harvey O. Field, 76, of 805 W. Market, died this morning in Elkhart General Hospital. He had been there one day following a brief illness.

A member of the Nappanee Methodist Church, Mr. Field also belonged to Kiwanis Club and Masons, both of Nappanee.

During his life, he helped Purdue University establish the former Indiana Muck Crop Show.

Born on May 27, 1889, in Valparaiso, Mr. Field married Marie J. Eddie June 17, 1909.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Leslie of Marion, Howard of Fresno, Calif., and Glenn of Syracuse; three daughters, Mrs. Jacob Williams of Chesterton, Ind., Mrs. Darwin Weienger, of Elkhart, and Mrs. Merle Clouse of Nappanee; a brother, Nelson Field of Valparaiso; 16 grand-children, and seven great-grand-children.

Friends may call after 7 tonight at the Wright-Yoder Funeral Home until the services at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Reverends Harold Thrasher, and Robert Wager will officiate.

Burial will be at the Violett Cemetery near Goshen.

The Elkhart Truth, 8 Feb. 1966
Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana.


Marie J. Eddie should be spelled Eddy.

Mrs. Jacob Williams was Myrtle Mae Field

Mrs. Darwin Weienger (Wenger) is Rae Ellen Field.

Mrs. Merle Clouse is Mary Lavica Field.


Harvey O. Field, 805 W. Market, former publisher of the Nappanee Advanced -News, died at the Elkhart General Hospital Tuesday morning.

Mr. Field was born May 27, 1989, in Valparaiso, the son of George and Lavinca (Hinkel) Field. He married the former Marie J. Eddy on June 17, 1909.

He is survived by Mrs. Field, and by sons, Leslie of Marion, Howard of Fresno Calif., Glen, Syracuse and daughters, Mrs. Jacob Williams, Chesterton, Mrs. Merle Clouse, Nappanee, and Mrs. Darwin Winger, Elkhart. He is also survived by a brother, Nelson, Valparaiso.

The funeral will be conducted by Rev. Thrasher, assisted by Rev. Robert Wagner, at the Wright-Yoder Funeral Home Thursday (today) at 2:30. Burial will be at Violett Cemetery near Waterford.

Mr. Field published the Advance-News from 1927 to1954. His paper was instrumental in promoting the Indiana Muck Crop Association and in promoting roads in Indiana, primarily Route 6.

He was a member of the Methodist Church, of Nappanee F&AM and of Kiwanis.

Nappanee Advance-News, 8 February 1966
Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana


Lavinca Hinkle should be spelled, Lavica.

Mrs Darwin Winger should be spelled, Wenger.

Violett Cemetery

Harvey was the son of George E. Field and Lavica Hinkle.