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Henry Fankhauser
Tipton Advertiser, Cedar County, Iowa, June 1934
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Perry Chapel in New Hampton for Henry Fankhauser, 84, who passed away Saturday, June 8th. Reverend W. D. Spiker, pastor of the Congregational Church officiated. Pallbearers were Raymond Boettcher of New Hampton, Donald Zipse and Leroy Fankhauser of Waterloo, and Wilbur and Henry Fankhauser of Tripoli. Henry Fankhauser, one of six sons of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Fankhauser was born in Clarington, Ohio, October 15, 1850. From Ohio he went to Twin Grove, Wisconsin where he was united in marriage to Catherine Deal, July 29, 1882. After a few years they came to Chicasaw County, Iowa, where Mr. Fankhuaser was engaged in farming until increasing years forced his retirement from active labor. Mr. and Mrs. Fankhauser were the parents of five children, four of whom still survive. Albert Fankhauser of Muskeegan Heights, Michigan; Ed Fankhauser of Fredricksburg; one daughter, Laura, who died at the early age of twelve years; Ray Fankhauser of Waterloo; Oscar Fankhauser of Tripoli. Mr. and Mrs. Fankhauser also made a home for a niece, now Mrs. Cora Peters of New Hampton, who lost her parents early in life. He also leaves one brother, Sam and one sister, Mrs. Emma Thomas both of Clarington, Ohio. Mrs. Fankhauser passed away November 8th, 1932. Relatives from a distance here for the funeral were Mrs. Thurman Fankhauser and son of Bennett, Iowa; Dave Palmer of Tipton, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fankhauser of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. (This came from the Hampton Tribune-Gazette)

SAMUEL W. YEATER
Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa Tipton Advertiser.....November 10, 1955
Samuel W. Yeater, son of Elias G. and Elizabeth Geedy Yeater, was born in Juniata County, Pa., April 24, 1864 and died at the home of his daughter, Irene, Oct. 24, 1955, at the age of 91 years 6 months. May 14, 1891, at Muscatine, Ia., he was married to Margaret Haigh, who preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 1934. Most of their married life was spent in the vicinity of Tipton, Iowa. To this union were born four children who grew to maturity and several who died in infancy. As a young man he united with the Church of the Brethren. His education was received in the school of experience, which held for him a long session. At the age of eleven , his father passed away. Being the oldest of the family, he assisted his mother in providing for the family. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Irene Reife and Mrs. Velma Taylor both of Mechanicsville. Clarence and Russell preceded him in death. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Steinbaugh of Muscatine, Iowa; one brother, Frank of Logansport, Ind., and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home Wednesday, Oct. 25. Elder U. J. Fike officiated. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery, Muscatine.

MARY STOUFFER MIXELL
Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa Tipton Advertiser...March 22, 1956
Mary Stouffer Mixell Mary Stouffer Mixell was born April 2, 1876, in Franklin County, Pa., and died at her home in Tipton, Iowa, Mar. 13, 1956, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 13 days. She was the third in a family of five born ot Mr. and Mrs. John Stouffer. The family moved to ST. Joseph, Mo., making this their home until the father and two children died. The mother then took the remaining family back to the original home in Pennsylvania where Mary grew to maturity. On December 25, 1894, at Mt. Tabor Church in Franklin county, Pa., she was married to William Mixell by the Rev. A. N. Horn. They were privileged, last Christmas, to enjoy their 61st wedding anniversary together. In the autumn of 1900, Mr. and Mrs. Mixell came to Cedar county, Iowa, which has since remained their home. According to the customs of those early days she received very little formal education, but gained it through the difficult, but efficient school of experience, in which she was an apt pupil. By confession of faith and baptism, she became a follower of her Lord and Master, and affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. She had great faith in the truths of the Bible and enjoyed worship services. She is survived by her husband and three nieces, and a host of friends. Having no children of her own, she mothered two girls and two boys; William and Addie McCausland, the latter deceased, and Albert and Juanita Schoonover, now Mrs. Raymond Vitense. Mrs. Mixell was a real neighbor among neighbors, always courteous and helpful. Her friends were a real source of comfort to her in her recent affliction. Previously, she enjoyed marvelous health, which she put to unstinting use. He affliction of heart ailment was just of several months duration. Funeral services were conducted from the Sheets & Dahn funeral home at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 15. Elder U. J. Fike officiated. Interment was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.

CHARLES LESLIE ZUCK
Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa Tipton Advertiser.....July 04, 1957
Charles Leslie Zuck Obituary Charles Leslie Zuck, son of the late Elder and Mrs. John Zuck, was born August 24, 1874, at Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, the fifth child in a family of ten. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leon A. Foster of Cadillac, Michigan, June 24, 1857, at the age of 82 years and 10 months. At the age of 3 years the family moved to Clarence, Iowa. Here he grew to manhood, receiving the customary meager education of that period. He had a keen mind sharpened in the school of experience. On September 25, 1900, he was married to Clara Mae Dorcas at Tipton, Iowa. Their home was established five miles south of Clarence. This union was blessed with three children; Margaret Armstead of Lake City, Michigan; DeVee Foster of Cadillac, Michigan, and Clarence of Homer, Michigan. As a young man, he was baptized into the Church of the Brethren, which faith remained his during his entire life. He was a man of firm conviction, whether in religion society or politics. His motto always was that "right makes might." His integrity was never questioned. In March of 1909, Mr. Zuck with his wife and two daughters moved to Falmouth, Michigan, which, except for 10 years spent in Cadillac, remained his home until his decease. Here he pioneered clearing the land and building mostly off the native lumber. His life was spent in hard labor, interspersed with friendships which he always enjoyed. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son, 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Otto of Sioux City, Iowa and two sisters, Golden Dorcas of Tipton, Iowa and Precious Fike of Clarence, Iowa. Funeral services conducted from the Young Funeral Home in Lake City, Michigan, June 27. Elder U. J. Fike of Clarence officiated. Interment in Cadillac Maple Hill Cemetery

RUSSELL JACOB RHOADS, SR.
Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa February 27, 1958
Russell Jacob Rhoads, Sr. 1898-1958
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the Presbyterian church in Stanwood for Mr. Russell Rhoads, with Rev. Ralph Edie officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. Don Campbell as soloist, with Mrs. Ed Davidson organist. Mrs. R. E. Wilson, Mrs. Dillon Jones and Mrs. Clarence Allemand were in charge of the flowers. Mr. Russell Jacob Rhoads, son of John and Helen Rhoads, was born at York Haven, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1898, was reared in Harrisburg and in 1917 moved to Iowa to farm. On January 8, 1920, at Rock Island, he married his childhood sweetheart, Ruth Bower, and they established their home in the Clarence community. Mr. Rhoads began working for the state highway commision in 1927, remaining with them for 31 years, serving as the county maintenance foreman since 1948. He and Mrs. Rhoads established their active Christian fellowship with the Methodist Church, Clarence. They became members of the United Prebyterian Church in Stanwood by certificate transfer in 1933. He was active in the community of Stanwood, serving on the town council, working on school board, was elected mayor of Stanwood for two terms, served as a fireman and joined with the Masonic Lodge. During the war he was chief petty officer with the Sea Bees for three and a half years. He passed from this life at his home, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1958, at the age of 59. He was preceded in death by three brothers---Eugene, Norman and Raymond. He is survived by his wife, one brother John of Harrisburg, Pa., tow sisters, Miss Anna Rhoads and Mrs. Teresa Conrad of Harrisburg, Pa.; also his three sons, William and Russell Jr. of Stanwood and Robert in the US Navy; as well as seven grandchildren. Mr. Rhoads is remembered by a host of friends for his cheerful outlook and his habitual kindnesses. The stewardship of his life led us to think of the words of our Master : "Well done, good and faithful servant." Casket bearers were Fred Ropa, Art Ropa, C. H. Hanks, Cecil Spear, Henry Ormsby, and John Moody. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Chapman Funeral home. Connie Butler of Mechanicsville gave Masonic service.

Raymond Van Dusseldorp
Funeral services for Raymond Van Dusseldorp, 92, of Colfax will be held at 1:30pm Thursday at the Walters Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Burial will be in the Mitchellville Cemetery, Mitchellville, Iowa. Friends may call after 12 Noon on Wednesday, with the family present 6-7pm Wednesday night at the Walters Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax who is in charge of arrangements.
(2003)

Dale L. Dunsbergen
Funeral services for Dale L. Dunsbergen, 63, of Marshalltown, died Tuesday of a brain aneurysm, will be held at 10:30am Friday, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in Newton Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wallace Family Funeral Home after 4pm today. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30pm tonight at the funeral home. Memorials in the name of Dale L. Dunsbergen may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.
(2003)

Rowena Derickson-Bogatajs
 Services for Rowena Derickson-Bogatajs, 96, of Raleigh North Carolina, formerly of Newton, who died Sunday morning in Raleigh, of congestive heart failure, will be held at 11am Friday At community Heights Alliance Church in Newton. Burial will be in the Redding Cemetery in Redding, Iowa. Friends may call after 9am Friday at the Community Heights Alliance Church with the family present from 9:30 till 10:30am. Memorials in Rowena’s name to the Community Heights Alliance Church in lieu of flowers. Pence Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements. (2003)

Lela Laskewitz
Funeral services for Lela Laskewitz, 92, of Newton, formerly of Kellogg, who died Monday at Park Centre Health Care, will be held 2pm Saturday at Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in Our Silent City Cemetery in Kellogg. Friends may call at Reese Funeral Home after 2pm on Friday. The family will be present at the funeral home from 1pm Saturday, until the time o services. Memorials may be made to the Kellogg United Methodist Church, Progress Industries or the Kellogg Historical Society. Private family services will be held at a later date for A. Louise Howell Prettyman, 77, of Des Moines, who died Friday at The Kavanagh House in Des Moines, of cancer. The body has been cremated. Memorials in the name of Louise Howell Prettyman may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements. (2003)

Mabel E. Clausen Cessford
Funeral services for Mabel E Clausen Cessford, 89, of Newton, who died Saturday, at USA Health Care in Newton, from complications of cancer, will be held at 10:30am Wednesday, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1pm Wednesday at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in rural Newton. Friends may call after 12pm Tuesday, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home, where the family will greet friends from 6-8pm Tuesday evening. Memorials may be left to the Reasnor United Methodist Church, Hospice of Jasper County or to McCann Village. Memorials may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home which is charge of arrangements.  (2003)

Bryan W. Laffoon
 Funeral services for Bryan W. Laffoon, 28, 413 W 8th St. S in Newton, who died Tuesday noon at his home in Newton, will be held at 1pm Friday at Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Friends may call at Reese Funeral Home in Newton after 2pm today, The family will be present from 6-8pm this evening. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials to the Jasper County Conservation Commission or Jacob Krumm Preserve. Reese Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (2003)

Alice Pauline Laver
Funeral services for Alice Pauline Laver, 76, of Newton, who died of congestive heart failure, will be held at 10:30am Monday, April 7, at Community Heights Alliance Educational Center, Newton. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Friends may call after 9am Sunday, with the family present from 1-3pm Sunday afternoon. Memorials to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Alafia River, RV Resort in Riverview, Fl. (2003)


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