Note: S. Evart Pioneer Buried Sunday, Frank Custer, 84, Died Last Wednesday, Was Famed Barn Builder Frank L. Custer, son of Nancy and Judah Custer, was born in Warren, Ohio, in 1860 and died at his farm home in South Evart Wednesday, October 11, 1944. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Keith T. Avery were held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Community Methodist Church, and burial was made in Forest Hill cemetery. January 29, 1892, he married Margaret C. Gairns who preceeded him in death January 27, 1927. In September 1829 he was married to Mrs. Martha Stearns, who with three daughters, Mrs. Lavina Higgins of Detroit, Mrs. Harold Gorthy and Mrs. Marion Bieri, of Evart and two sons, Harry and Ralph, also of Evart, survive him. Four sisters, Mrs. Mary Riddell of Manitoba, Mrs. Laura Elder and Miss Addie Custer, of Evart, and Mrs. Clara McCain, of Reed City, a brother, Charles Custer, of Fling, thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild, also survive. Mr. Custer came to Evart from Ohio, sixty five years ago. He was a member of the South Evart Gleaners and the Community Methodist Church. For sixteen successive years he served as supervisor of Evart Township and four more years. He had also heldo other township offices. He was a barn builder by trade and built over 200 barns in this community. When failing health made it impossible for him to do the actual work, his services were much in demand to do the calling and supervise the raising of many barns.
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