Castor Association of America

Loreta Halt Hodge: 1915 - 2011

Loreta Hodge

Loreta Halt Hodge, 96, a former resident of Eel River Township in Allen County and more recently of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, November 2, 2011, at the Palm Terrace Health Facility in Lakeland after an extended illness.

Mrs. Hodge was born on March 12, 1915 in Eaton in Delaware County, a daughter of Sesel and Gladys (Chapman) Castor, and moved to Fort Wayne as a child with her parents.

On September 21, 1935 she was married to Eddie Halt. The couple spent the early years of their marriage near Collins in Whitley County, and later moved to Eel River Township. Mr. Halt preceded her in death on June 16, 1971.

She owned and operated the 19th Hole Miniature Golf and Cool Spot Ice Cream for several years, and also worked as a real estate broker. She originally owned her own real estate office, and later worked as a broker for other agencies, retiring in 1988.

Her second marriage took pace on October 1, 1978 to Charles "Lark" Hodge. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1997. She had been a resident of Lakeland since 2003.

She was a member and past worthy matron of Churubusco Order of the Eastern Star 136, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary in Garrett and also the Harvest House Group in Garrett. In her leisure time she was an avid card and Bingo player, and loved dancing.

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