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Carl Clair Crowley
Waterloo -- Carl Clair Crowley, 97 of Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center formerly of 2700 Lafayette St., died at the center Tuesday April 1, 1997 of natural causes. 
He was born Oct. 7,1899 in Chariton, son of Robert and Josephine Mathis Crowley. He married Anna M. King on 2/9/1923 in Waterloo. She died Jan. 3rd, 1992. 
Mr. Crowley was employed at the John Deere Tractor Works, was a carpenter, and owned and operated several taverns in Riceville, Janesville, Denver, Arlington and Calmar. He also farmed in Raymond and the Waverly areas, retiring in 1962. 
Survived by: two daughters, Colleen Moundry of Calmar and Marie Thome of Waterloo, nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandaughter; a sister Faye Aldrich of Waterloo; two half brothers, Robert Crowley of Kentucky and Leslie Crowley of Florida; and three half sisters, Lois Rogers of Waterloo, Pauline Huseman of Grundy Center and Jane Baldwin of Shellrock. 
Preceded in death by : three grandsons; four brothers, Harlan, Gail, Kenneth "Mike" and George; four sisters, Goldie Brazek, Mabel Elliot, Fanny Karn and Hazel Brunson; and two half brothers, David and Tommy Crowley. 
Services: 11 AM. Friday at Oppold-Hagarty Funeral Home, Waterloo with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Raymond. 
Memorials: may be directed to the St. Edward's Catholic Church, Waterloo; St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Calmar; or Calmar Public Library Fund. 

Sr. M. Veridiana
Auburn-Funeral servixes fo Sr. M. Veridiana , 78 , sister of Mrs. George Poeppe Sr. of Carroll and John F. Wiernimont of Breda were held at LaCrosse Wis Friday morning. Attending the rites were Mr and Mrs George Wernimont , John F. Wernimont and John A. Wernimont, Auburn. Sr. M. Veridiana was an aunt of George and John A. Wernimont. Sr. M. Veridiana died Feb 23 at La Crosse. She had celebrated her golden jubilee as a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual adoration two years ago 
29 Feb 1956 Times Herald Carroll IA 

Elizabeth Ann (Graft) Richtstine
Elizabeth GRAFT was born in Butler County, Ohio, May 22, 1823, and died at her home near Morley, Jones County, Iowa. aged 79 years 4 months 25 days. She was married to John RICHTSTINE Jr., December 17, 1839 in Butler County, Ohio. In 1843, they moved to Iowa, and located on the farm where she spent he life. Four children were born to them. J.G. RICHTSTINE, Mary FARNHAM, Margaret BYERLY and Landora TALLMAN, all of whom are still living. Her husband departed this life December 18, 1850, leaving her with four helpless children. She faced the emergency without a murmur. In 1854, she was married to Adam Kramar, of Jones County, who still lives here. To them were born four children J. W. KRAMAR, David Kramar, Etta Gaul and Alona, all of who are living excepting Alona, who died in infancy. The sons and daughters have all had families, so there are numbered forty- four grandchildren and forty-one great grandchildren to this worthy couple. Six only of the grandchildren and six of the great grandchildren have died. As to the religious views of the subject of this sketch, her neighbors would be good witnesses. She had been a faithful worker in the M.E. Church for the past sixty-two years. She started with $50.00, the subscription, which made possible the erection of the church from which she borne to her burial. She held her membership at the Walnut Grove Church. Her living children are all thankful for the religious training given them by a loving mother. The funeral services were held at the Morley M.E. Church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev I. E. Wilcox, assisted by the Rev. Nathan Potter, a life long friend of the family. There sermon, founded upon the words blessed are the dead which die in the lord from hence-forth. Was a clear unfolding of scripture teaching concerning the immortality of the soul and immortality of blessedness to them who through faith in the lord Jesus Christ, shall be found in him at the great day, and immortality of non- blessedness to them who refuse to respond to the love of God as recalled in the life of His Son, that whosoever liveth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. A short address by Elder Potter was loving tribute to the memory of the deceased, and freighted with word of comfort to the bereaved. A vast congregation far beyond the capacity of the church had assembled to drop their tear of sorrow and sympathy and to look once more on the face of one who, like Abraham, was the friend of God, and also everyone's friend. 
The body was laid to rest in the beautiful little cemetery beside U.B. Church at Center, from which it shall respond to God's call and come forth to a glorious resurrection. 

Frederick Henning
HOLD FUNERAL FOR PIONEER RESIDENT OF M'CAUSLAND, IA. 
McCausland, Iowa, Jan 26. (Special) The funeral of Frederick Henning was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs, Emma Helble, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with services at the M. F. Church, Rev. C. H. Byers, officiating. Interment was in the McCausland cemetery. The pallbearers were John Broderius, Henry Helberg, F. J. Lessin, William Helble, Peter Jurgens, and Leonard Litscher, Sr. The deceased was born in Germany May 1, 1829, having attained the age of 91 years. His long life was filled with many thrilling experiences as well as adversities and hardships. He received his education in the country schools of Germany and at the age of 14 entered into apprenticeship as a blacksmith. After he attained his 21st year, as was customary in that country, he served in the army in the artillery for three years, receiving well deserved credit for alertness and obedience. At the age of 25 he came to this country with his father, landing in Boston, Mass., where he met and married his first wife, Louise Isalo. To this union was born one child, Charles. From there they came to Davenport, where he was an efficient blacksmith for 14 years. He then moved to Buffalo township on a farm, hoping to benefit his wife's health, but to no avail as she soon passed away. Several years later he married Jennie Logstrup, who preceded him in death 21 years ago. To this union were born four children, Otto, Louis, Mrs. Emma Helble and Fred. 
SOURCE: Davenport Democrat and Leader, 26 Jan 1921

Aze CONNER
Aze CONNER ( Azariah ) Coon Rapids - Aze CONNER 88 of Coon Rapids Nursing Home where he had been living since July 1854. He had been in ill health the las seveal years. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Friday March 2 at the Anderson Funeral Home here. The Rev. Cecil C. Latta minister of the Methodist Church will officiate. Burial wii be at Old Carrollton. Mr Conner son of George and Melissa ( SIGLER ) CONNER was born in the Carrollton community Jan 2 1868. With the exception of about 25 years in Des Moines he spent his life in the vicinity. He was a farmer during his earlier years and a salesman while residing in Des Moines He was married March 9 1892 to Retta May SOLT at Glidden. His wife , a son and a daughter preceded him in death. Surviving are two brothers Oliver CONNER ,Glidden and Lox CONNER, Coon Rapids nieces and nephews 
Times Herald Carroll Ia Wed Feb 29 1956

Lox Conner
Lox Conner Coon Rapids-Funeral services for Lox Conner , 89, of Coon Rapids wii be helpd at 11 am Monday in the First Methodist Church here, with burial in the Old Carrollton Cemetery. The Rev. James Follingim, summer associate pastor of the Carroll Methodist Church will officiate. The Mason Funeral Home Coon Rapids is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Conner is a retired farmer, died Aug 11 at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll. He was born Oct 1 1877 in the Carrollton community a son of George and Melissa ( SIGLER ) CONNER Surviving are 5 children: Harold, Mrs. Rodney ( Fern ) TAYLOR and Mrs. Mrs Mildred Turner, Boise Idaho; Dewey and Mrs. Jack ( Florence ) Alex, Coon Rapids; also 12 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. For the last several years, Mr Conner had lived with his daughter Mrs Alex. 
Times Herald Carroll Ia. Sat. 12 Aug 1967 

Gladys V. Clark
Gladys V. Clark, 87, of Maquoketa died Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 1997 at the Jackson County Public Hosptial in Maquoketa. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from the Carson & Son Funeral Home in Maquoketa with Diaconal Ruth Ann Scott of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Dubuque officiating. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Carson & Son Funeral Home. burial was in the Streets Cemetery, rural Maquoketa. 
Mrs. Clark was born on Aug. 4, 1909 in Delmar to Irvin and Anna Steffy Tracy. She married James Leroy Clark on Sept. 7, 1927, in Maquoketa. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1953. Mrs. Clark was a homemaker most of her life. She also worked as a cook for the Maquoketa Headstart program for many years and was a bookkeeper at the Jackson County Public Hospital for several years. She was a member of the first GED class to graduate from Maquoketa Community School in 1972. 
Mrs. Clark is survived by for sons, Jim (and Madonna)of Maquoketa, Wayne of Fulton, Ronald (and Nancy) of San Andreas, Calif., and Harold of Sierra Vista, Calif., three daughters, Judy (Mrs. Robert)Portz of Bellevue, Donn Ann (Mrs. Wesley) Portz of Cedar Rapids, and Anna Adam of Maquoketa; four sisters, Vera Brundage and Maxine Schmidt of Monticello, Dorothy Smith of Bellevue, and Olivine Lillie of High Point, North Carolina; 22 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sons, two brothers and two sisters. 
A memorial fund has been established. 
page 8 Maquoketa Sentinel-Press 108 West Quarry Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 Wednesday, January 15, 1997 

Frank Gagle, Jr.
Highway Accident Fatl to Frank Gagle, Jr. Saturday. Death comes twelve hours after accident near Baraboo. Wis. 
Frank Gagle, Jr., 33, a former Colfax resident, but now of Des Moines was fatally injured Friday night in a highway accident near Baraboo, Wis., which resulted in his death twelve hours later. Mr. Gagle had gone to Baraboo earlier in the week to secure work and locate an apartment for his family. With plans to go to work Monday and the apartment located, he called his wife at Des Moines about seven o'clock Friday night. Both Mrs. Gagle and daughter, Delores talked to him and in the course of the conversation he decided to come home for the weekend. Taking an ungraded and unmarked highway which was a short cut, the men failed to make a blind corner at the foot of a hill and the car left the highway and struck a tree. Mr. Brooks of Des Moines, with whom Frank was making the trip, was killed instantly. His watch stopped at 9:30. It was sometime later the men were discovered and Frank was rushed to the hospital at Baraboo. He regained consciousness long enough to tell the nurse who he was and to slightly recognize his wife who arrived there at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Gagle made the trip with her niece, Mrs. Marjorie Buchler and husband of Des Moines. Frank was the son of the late Frank Gagle, Sr., and Mrs. Cora Whitney Gagle. He grew to manhood in this vicinity anbd attended the Colfax Schools. He assisted his father in the management of his farms untill two years ago when he moved with his family to Denver, Colo. He returned to Des Moines several months ago. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Bruce and two children, Delores Kay, 4 years old and a son, Frank Bruce, 1 month old, his step-mother, Mrfs. Betty Gagle of this city and one sister, Mrs. R. W. Williams of Collins. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church with Rev. H. Wybenga officiating. Interment will be in the McKeever Cemetery.

Patrick Joseph Carey
Services for Patrick J. Carey, 73, of 1307 Fifth St., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hamilton's Funeral Home. The body will be cremated. Mr. Carey died of a heart ailment Monday at Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Carey was born in Ireland and moved to Des Moines in 1930. He was a retired cafe owner and a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Mrs. Pete Bitting of Palmdale, Calif., and Mrs. Jeri Hutchins of Des Moines, two stepsons, Frank Gagle of Waterloo and Richard Gerischer of Las Vegas, Nev., and 10 grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Ruth Lillian Malaise
Ruth Malaise died November 12, 1997 at Southfield Care Center in Webster City Iowa. Ruth, 92, is survived by 11 children, 28 grand children and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, husband, 1 daughter and 1 great-grandson. Ruth was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1905, and married in Webster City in 1931. She spent most of her life living and working on a farm northeast of Woolstock. Ruth was laid to rest on Saturday November 15, 1997 at the French Church cemetary east of Woolstock.

Lewis Peterson
Lewis Peterson, a well known resident of Stratford, Iowa, has passed to the great beyond. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 12, 1862 and moved with his parents to Swede Bend, Iowa in 1865. Having resided in the above community for thirty-two years, he moved to sunny Texas in 1897 and united in matrimony in 1902. He moved from Texas in 1906 and settled down in Kansas until 1908 when he moved to the South Marion community south of Stratford, Iowa. In 1913 he moved to Stratford and passed away at his home here after a short illness Jan. 26, 1916, his pilgrimage being only 53 years, 1 month and 14 days. 
His parents were faithful supporters of the Methodist church, and being reared a Methodist he loved the same church and contributed to the support of the South Marion Church for several years. According to testimonies he professed conversion in his younger days, and at the evangelistic meetings helt in Stratford last summer he testified that he was a christian. On his death bed he assured that it was well with his soul, and his last words to his pastor, who called on him two days before he passed away, were these: "If I die I will surely go to heaven." 
He is mourned by his beloved wife and three children, one btother in Swede Bend and one sister in Stratford, a father-in-law, five brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, besides other relatives and friends. May the Lord sustain them in the day of Sorrow. 
The funeral service was held Jan. 28th from the Sough Marion church, and was conducted by Rev. Nels Pearson, taking the words in Eccl. 7:2 as the text: "It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting." Interment took place in the South Marion cemetery. 

Hilda Emma Bruce
Hilda Emma, daughter of Benjamin W. and Dorthea Carstens Jones, was born in Grinnell, April 28, 1887, and passed away in the Medthodist Hospital in Des Moines Sunday, Oct. 20, having attained the age of 59 years, 5 months and 22 days. Although she had been in good health for some time, her death was entirely unexpected. At an early age she united with the Baptist Church in Grinnell., She graduated from Grinnell high school and taught in the Poweshiek county schools. She was also employed for a time in the office of the Grinnell Herald. On Feb. 25, 1908, she was united in marriage with Ira M. Bruce of Grinnell. They began housekeeping on a farm south of Grinnell, later moving into town. They were residents of Colfax for ten years and for the past 122 years have made their home in Des Moines. To this union nine children were born, one son, Leonard, dying in infancy. Surviving are her busband, Ira Bruce, Mary Polka of Traer, Alma Kline, Muriel Bell and Ralph Bruce of Colfax, Ruth Gerischer of Fairmont, Minn., Lee Bruce of Des Moines and Jeanne bruce at home. She also leaves 14 grandchildren, Norma Wyatt of Newton, Neta Wyatt of Traer, Herbvert Kline of Colfax, Jo Ann and Jerry bell of Colfax, Delores and Frank Gagle and Richard Gerischer of Fairmont, Minn., Karen, Barbara, Rodger, and Daniel Bruce of Des Moines, Ralph Edward and Bonnie Bruce of Colfax, her 82 year oold mother, Mrs. Dora Jones, two sisters, Mrs. Helen Pedersen and Mrs. Florence Kaisand of Grinnell and four brothers, Ernest, Harold and Clifford Jones of Grinnell and Carl Jones of Newton. Hilda was a Christian woman, patient, kind and understanding at all times. Her greatest interests revolved around her home and her children. Funderal services in charge of Rev. Hal Earl Norton were held in the Babtist church Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Howard Hyde and Mrs. Edward H. Bohstedt, Sr., accompanied by Miss Esther Mullins sang "Will there be any stars in my crown" and "The Old Rugged Cross." The pallbearers were Alfred Jones, Max Jones, Ernest Jones, Jr., Paul Pedersen and Harold Jones.,Jr., all Nephews , and Laird Jones, a cousin. Interment was in Hazelwood Cemetery. (Grinnell, Iowa)

Ira Bruce
Ira Bruce, 78 of 1212 FifthAve., a retired auto salesman, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital after an illiness of 1 1/2 years. Born in Illinoia, Me. Bruce livved here for 27 years. He is survived by two sons, Lee and Ralph both of Des Moines; six daughters, Mrs. Frank Polka, Mrs. Patrick Carey and Mabel Greer, all of Des Moines, Mrs. Herbert Kline and Mrs. Elmer Bell, both of Colfax, and Mrs. Lloyd Tharp of Cedar Rapids, and two brothers, Earl of Altoona and Glen of Swan. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Houvenagle and Mrs. James McCoy both of Des Moines, Mrs. Arthur Miller of Madison, Wisc., and Mrs. Mabel Reese of Marshalltown, 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services will be at noon Thursday in Hamilton's Funeral Hone, with burial at 2:30 p.m. at Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell. (7/12/1960 Des Moines, Iowa) +++++++++ Ira Gruce, Former Grinnell Resident Buried Here Thurs. 
Funeral services for Ira Bruce, 78, former Grinnell area resident, were held in Des Moines Thursday. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery here. Mr. Bruce, a retired auto salesman, had been in ill health for the past 18 months. He was born in Putman, Ill., but had made his home in Des Moines for the past 27 years. Previously, he had been a resident of the Grinnell area for many years. He farmed for a number of years several miles southeast of here and later moved to Grinnell where he was employed as an auto salesman. He was the son of Mary Ann Purcell and Franklin Bruce. His wife, the former Hilda Jones of Grinnell, preceded him in death as did one son, Leonard. He is survived by two sons, Lee and Ralph, both of Des Moines, Six daughters, Mrs. Frank Polka, Mrs. Patrick Carey, Mable Greer, all of Des Moines, Mrs. Herbert Kline and Mrs. Elmer Bell both of Colfax, and Mrs. Lloyd Tharp of Cedar Rapids. Other surviors include four sisters, Mrs. Ellen Houvenagle and Mrs. James McCoy both of Des Moines, Mrs. Arthur Miller of Madison, Wisc., and Mrs. Mable Reese of Marshalltown, two brothers, Earl of Altoona, and Glenn of Swan; and 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. (Grinnell, Iowa)

Dora Jones
Dorothea Christina Carstens, Daughter of Kal and Magdalene Dibbard Carstens, was born on October 31, 1864, in Pleum, Schlesig-Holstein, Germany. She passed away on August 6, 1949, at St. Francis Hospital in Grinnell in her 85th year. Leaving her family of sisters and brothers in Pleum, she came to Chester township, at the age of 28, and made her home with a family who were neighbors from her former community. On November 29, 1886, she was united in marriage with Benjamin Jones. To this union were born eight children, five boys and three girls. Her husband, one son William and a daughter, Mrs. Hilda Bruce, preceded her in death. Mrs Jones was a Christian woman, patient, kind, and understanding. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In later years sher attended the United Presbyterian Church in Grinnell. Mrs. Jones was very fond of little children and in her later years derived great comfort and joy in her grandchildren. Immediate members of her family surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence Kaisand and Mrs. Helen Pedersen of Grinnell and four sons, ERnest B., Harold W., Clifford L. of Grinnell and Carl C., of Newton. The surviving grandchildren are Mrs. Mary Polka, Mrs. Herbert Kline, Mrs Elmer Bell, Mrs. Frank Gagle, Mrs. Mable Greer, Mrs. Jennie Tharp, Lee and Ralph Bruce, Alfred, Max, Kenneth and Ernest Jones., Jr., Mildren and Kenneth Kaisand, Helen Sparks and Edith Hasselbrink, Ruth, Paul, and Karl Pedersen, Barbara Creger, Robert and Harold L. Jones, Margaret Ann and Louise Jones. She also leaves 35 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Smith Funeral Home. Rev. W. J. Steward of the Grinnell United Presbyterian Church was the minister in charge. Pallbears were: Alfred Jones, Harold L. Jones, Max Jones, Robert S. Jones, Kenneth Kaisand and Paul Pedersen. Interment was in Hazelwood cemetery. (Grinnell, Iowa)

George Edward Renard
George Edward Renard, 75, of Keokuk, died at 10am Tuesday, Sept. 30,1997 at the Montrose Health Center. He was born on June 30, 1922, in Keokuk, the son of Edward C. and Harriet Oldham Renard. He married Doris Marie Wright on June 24, 1942, in Keokuk. She preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 1980. Survivors included: one son, Steven Renard and his wife, Janis, of Hamilton, Ill.; three daughters, Rebecca Humphrey and her husband, Wayne, of LaHarpe, Ill., Kristine Moore and her husband, Greg, of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Harriet Johnson and her husband, Gary, of rural Keokuk; five sisters, Margaret Shively of Keokuk, Mildred Deutschmann of Lake Forest, Ill., Dorothy Keating of Oak Brook, Ill., Helen Fowler of Chicago and Norma Kay and her husband, Bob of Walnut Creek, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Sue Ellen Kriegel. He was a lifelong resident of the Keokuk area where he had been a telephone repairman for close to 30 years before retiring in 1977. He was a farmer and he owned and operated Renard's Big River Orchard in Sandusky. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. A memorial has been established for the George and Doris Renard Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Minnie Riessen
THE SCHLESWIG LEADER, May 1, 1919. The sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Minnie Riessen at her home here last Sunday evening, April 27, 1919, came as a great shock to all. She had been in feeble health for some time, but her condition was never considered serious, but she took a sudden relapse Sunday and expired suddenly. In her death the community loses another of its honored and highly respected citizens. Mrs. Riessen was a kindly old lady, a true and loving mother, a friend to all at all times, and a devout member of the church. She had reached the age of 74 years. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock, short services being held later at her late home and also at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rev Ed. Firnhaber officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Morgan Township Cemetery. The bereaved children and relatives will have the deep sympathy of all in their great loss. 
Mrs. Minnie Riessen, nee Petersen, was born in Koehn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, March 10, 1845. She came to America in 1875, and to Scott County, Iowa, where she made her home for several years with her brothers, for whom she kept house. On June 9, 1880 she was married in Otter Creek township, Crawford County, Iowa to Mr. Matthais Riessen, a prosperous farmer, who preceded his faithful wife to the grave in 1901. She is survived by two sons, Henry and George, and three daughters, Mrs. Mary Koch, Mrs Ida Schaght, and Alma Riessen; two step children, Annie Roleleke, Big Stone, S.D., and Katie Herrmann, also four brothers, Henry in Germany, Ferdinand, Christain, and Wilhelm in Cedar County, Iowa, and one sister Margaretha, in Germany. 

Lena Marie Ericksen
THE SCHLESWIG LEADER, October 3, 1930 Another of the respected old settlers of this county has been called, in the death of Mrs. Lena Ericksen, which took place at the home of her daughter, Mrs Peter Petersen, last Thursday, Sept. 25, 1930. Mrs. Lena Ericksen, nee Jaspers, was born July 28, 1858 in Wismar, Mecklenburg, Germany. She had thus attained the advanced age of 72 years, one month and 27 days. In the year 1875 she was united in marriage to C. August Ericksen and they remained in Germany until 1891 when the family came to America. They located in this vicinity and engaged in farming. Mr Ericksen passed away December 28, 1914 and the mother continued to live in her home until the last few years when she gave up housekeeping and went to live with her children. She was the mother of 13 children, four of whom preceded her in death. The living children are: Gustav of Battle Creek; Adolph of Sioux City; Paul and Helmut of near Schleswig; Meta now Mrs Peter Petersen; Mrs Martha Quade; Ella now Mrs George Riessen; Selma, now Mrs Fred Christiansen,. Lillie, now Mrs Hugo Broderson, all of near Schleswig, Iowa. Besides the nine children she is survived by 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday at one o'clock at the home of Peter Petersen, and at two o'clock in the Ev. Freidens Church, conducted by Rev. K. Kielhorn. Interment in the Morgan Township Cemetery.

Ernestina Scheider
An old time resident of Crawford County, Mrs Ernestina Schneider, passed away Saturday at the home of her daughter, Simphena Henning. Mrs Ernestina Schneider was born in Germany on May 1, 1845, and passed away in Charter Oak, Iowa on October 6, 1934, at the age of 89 years, 5 months, and 5 days. She spent the early part of her life in Germany, coming to America with her husband and five children in the early 80's. They settled near Denison and she spent the remainder of her life in that vicinity. The past few years she has made her home with her son, Paul, until seven weeks ago, when she came to Charter Oak to live with her daughter, Mrs Frank Henning. She leaves to mourn her departure her five children: Mrs Clara Horrocks of Billings, Montana; Mrs Katherine (Agatha) Alvin of Canby, Oregon; Gus Schneider of Denison; Paul Schneider of Denison and Mrs. Frank Henning of Charter Oak. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church at Denison at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Wm. Frese officiating. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery there.

Wilhelmina Albertina Henning
Mrs. Gottfried Henning, mother of Charter Oak's furniture dealer, herself an old resident of the town, died Sunday night, April 6, 1924, about 11 o'clock, after a sickness of less than an hour. She has for years been subject to attacks of heart touble, each one coming a little harder then the one before, but each time recovering.She was taken with one of these Sunday evening about ten o'clock, and before eleven she had crossed the bar into her last port. Mrs. Wilhelmina Albertina Henning, nee Jahn, was born August 4, 1847 in Pomerania, Germany. she came to America in 1872 and settled in Chicago, where she was married to Gottfried Henning October 13, 1872. They came to Crawford County, Iowa and settled on a farm east of where Charter Oak now is. About seventeen years ago Mr. and Mrs Henning moved to Charter Oak. Mr. Henning died about eighteen years ago. Mrs. Henning leaves a family of four sons and four daughters. One son, Gustav, died some years ago at Sioux Falls, S.D. The sons are William, Charles, Frank and John. Frank is one of the substantial farmers of the Charter Oak area, while John has the furniture store in Charter Oak. The four daughters are Mrs. Minnie Tech, Mrs. Martha Dorale, Mrs Emma Harnish, and Miss Anna Henning, the later living at home with her mother in Charter Oak. Besides these, Mrs Henning leaves one brother and 33 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. Amstein, in St. John's Lutheran Church, and interment was made in Hanover Cemetery. Mrs. Henning was a kind mother, a good neighbor, and a faithful member of her church.

Henry "Heinie" Akkerman
Henry "Heinie" Akkerman, 82, of Wellsburg, died Saturday, Sept, 21, 1997 at Presbyterian Village, Ackley, of natural causes; services 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Presbyterian Church, with burial in East Friesland Cemetery, both in rural Ackley, visitation 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Doyen-Abels Funeral Home, Wellsburg.

Genevieve "Jenny" Hand
Genevieve "Jenny" Hand, 78 of Dominguez Hills, Calif., formerly of Waterloo Iowa, died Jan. 28 in Dominguez Hills of natural causes. 
She was born June 14, 1918, in Waterloo, daughter of Peter and Katherine Koerner Rosauer. She married Gayland Hand on April 15, 1941, in Waterloo Iowa; Gayland died Sept. 26,1987. 
Mrs. Hand was an executive secretary for an accounting firm in California for 25 years. 
Survived by: a sister, Florence Dwyer of Los Angeles. 
Preceded in death by: a sister, Lucille Schons; and a brother, Alfred Rosauer. 
Services: were held Feb. 1st at Holy Cross Chapel, with burial in the Holy Cross Cemetery, both in Culver City CA. Gates,Kingsley & Gates Funeral Service, Culver City was in charge of the arrangments.

Mark Armstrong Stewart
Mark Armstrong Stewart, 67, of Oxford, Iowa, died Tuesday May 20, 1997 at Parkview Manor in Wellman, Iowa following a longterm complications form Alzheimer's Disease. The body was cremated and a memorial observance held on Sunday May 25, 1997 at the Stewart Residence in Cosgrove. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Iowa Foundation in Mark's name. Mark was born on July 23, 1929 in Yeovil, England, the youngest son of Francis Hugh and Violet Beaumont Stewart. He married Pamela Mary Finlow on March 19, 1955 in London, England. Mark graduated from Peterhouse College, Cambridge University and attended medical school at St. Thomas Hospital, London. After receiving his medical degreee, he interned at St. John's Hospital, Newfoundland. He completed his residency in Psychiatry and a fellowship in Neurochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. In 1966 he became a faculty member in the department of Psychiatry at Washington University. He continued with basic research and pursued an interest in child psychiatry, joining the faculty of St. Louis Children's Hospital after board certification. In 1972 Mark was offered the Ida P. Haller Chair of Child Psychiatry at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Shortly after he became head of the division of Child Psychiatry, a position he held until he retired in 1990. Mark became expert in the area of hyperactivity in children and his interest lay in the antecedents, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of behavior disorders. He published numerous articles and collaborated with Ann Gath, MD, on a handbook of child psychiatry. He also wrote a book, "Raising the hyperactive child" with Sally Olds. Aside from his work, Mark will best be remembered as the man who planted thousands of trees on the family homestead in rural Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Mary Stewart of Oxford, Iowa. His oldest daughter, Sarah Stewart Tallman of North Liberty, Iowa and her husband, Dennis and sons, Nicholas and Daniel. His daughter Anne Fleagle, her husband Steve Fleagle and sons, Christopher, Timothy and Samuel, all of Coralville, Iowa. And his son, Duncan Robert Stewart and his wife Rachel and daughter Mara Stewart, of Bloomington, Indiana. One sister, Anne Hart, of Elba, Italy also survives. His parents, infant brother, brothers Phillip and Richard and sister Pauline all died earlier. 

Eva (Jensen-Schemmer) Van Noort
Eva Florence Van Noort died Sept. 24, 1996 from natural causes. She was 94 years of age. She was born in and lived most of her life in Iowa. She was survived by one son, Peter Alan Schemmer, his wife, Anna, three grandchildren, Patricia Ann Schemmer, Valentine, NE; Peter Alan Schemmer, jr, and his wife, Audrey, Hawarden, IA; Pamela Alaine Schemmer-Sweet and her husband, Michael Sweet, American Canyon, CA. Burial was in Grace Hill Cemetery, Hawarden, IA. 


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