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CASPER BEHLE, RETIRED MINE OPERATOR DIES
SUDDEN HEART ATTACK BRINGS DEATH AT HOME OF HIS SON, JACOB
Casper Behle, 70 retired coal mine operator and a life long citizen of Daviess county, died at 9:50 o'clock this morning at the home of a son, Jacob, near Sunnyside coal mine, southwest of Washington. A sudden heart attack caused Mr. Behle's death.
A respected citizen of this community, Mr. Behle was a stationary engineer and coal mine operator until his retirement. He owned and operated the Sunnyside mine, which he sold to William Taylor in July, 1939. He had worked at different times as an operator and hoisting engineer.
Mr. Behle was born in Washington, August 21, 1869, the son of Jacob and Catherine (Disser) Behle, both parents natives of Germany. He was educated in the Washington township schools and was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving Mr. Behle are his wife Mrs. Eva (Wallace) Behle, whom he married May 5, 1895 and two sons, Jacob, Washington route two and Jesse, 702 southeast Second street. He leaves three grandchildren and a niece whom he reared, Mrs. Gladys Wallace Billings of Houston, Texas.
Mr. Behler resided at 819 southeast First street, and the body will be taken from the Elwood Williams funeral home this afternoon to the residence to remain there until the hour of funeral services.
Contributed by: Evelyn Walker