Starke County’s most famous citizen passed away on this date in 1966. Henry Schricker died on December 28th, a Wednesday afternoon after being a hospital patient at Starke Memorial Hospital for almost a month. He died of a heart attack at the age of 83.
He served two terms as Governor of the State of Indiana. He was born in North Judson on August 30th, 1883, when the area was still part of the Great Kankakee Swamp.
In his lifetime, he was also involved with the newspaper business, and banking. A Starke County service award is given in his name to a citizen who most exemplifies his lifetime motto of “service before self”. This year’s winner of the award is former Starke Circuit Court Judge Marvin McLaughlin of North Judson.