Linn County Obituaries


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Thurs June 9 1983
Edward Charles Stastny, 69, of Route 2, Mount Vernon, was dead on arrival Tuesday at Mercy Hospital following an apparent heart attack.
Born Nov. 6, 1913, at Cedar Rapids, he married Mary Ann Plotz on Nov. 6, 1934, at Rock Island, Ill. He was a foreman at Iowa Steel, where he was employed for 47 years prior to retirement, and was a member of Bertram United methodist Church, the International Molders Union Local 193, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Junior American Czech Group 288 and Cedar Rapids Aerie Club 2272.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Bernice Simparosa of Cedar Rapids, and Linda Bragg of Mount Vernon; a son, Dave of Cedar Rapids; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Fields of Cedar Rapids.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Brosh Chapel, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Dennis Tevis of the United Methodist Church, Solon, Burial: Campbell Cemetery near Mount Vernon. Friends may call at the chapel after 1 p.m. today.

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Thurs. June 9 1983
Berthold Joseph Newburger, 85, former president of Newman's Department Store in Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday in a Kansas City, Mo., nursing home following a long illness.
Born Aug. 1, 1897, at Phildelphia, he graduated from Virginia Military Institute and served in the field artillery in World War I. He served as president of his family's business, Newman's Department Store, for 30 years before his retirement in 1958, when he moved to Coral Gables, Fla. His wife, Dorothy, died in 1981.
While in Cedar Rapids, he served on the boards of the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Public Health Nursing Association, Welfare Bureau, St. Luke's Hospital, Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts, Executive Club and Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. he was a member of Temple Judah.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Jiersteiner of Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Mrs. Jerald Greenblatt of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister Mrs. E. B. Berkowitz of Kansas City, Mo.
The body was cremated. Family services will be conducted today in Kansas City

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Thurs. June 9 1983
Donald C. McGuire, 72, a former resident of Cedar Rapids, died June 3 in an Aitkin, Minn., hospital.
Born March 11, 1911, at Goodland, Kan., he moved to Cedar Rapids as a youngster with his family. He married Lillian H Kelley on May 5, 1932, at Cedar Rapids. She died in 1970. Before moving to Aitkin in 1949, he was employed by Cherry-Burrell Corp. In Minnesota, he farmed and was an Iron ore sampler.
Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Coombs of Aitkin; Minn.; three sons, Michael, James and Daniel, all of Aitkin; a sister, Betty Kalina of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Kenneth of Golden, Colo., and Arthur of Mena, Ark.; and 14 grandchildren.
Sevices and burial were Tuesday at Aitkin, Minn.

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Thurs. June 9 1983
The Rev. Carl E. Denning, 70, of Ferguson, Iowa, a former Cedar Rapids area resident, died Friday at Marshalltwon Area Community Hospital.
Born April 25, 1913, at Berlin, Wis., he married Elvera Pettis on Nov. 26, 1938, at Chicago. He attended Milton (Wis.) College, and Central YMCA College and Northern Baptist Seminary, both in Chicago. he served at the Baptist Church at Prairieburg and Pine Creek Baptist Church at Quasqueton and lived in West Virginia before retiring in 1978. They moved to Ferguson in January.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his mother, Myrtle Denning of Wautoma, Wis.; three sons, Robert C. of Cedar Rapids, David P. of Elk City, Okla.., and Peter D. of Austin, Texas; three daughters, Judith Zesch of Ferguson, Karla Kelly of Falls Church, Va., and Melodie Cantrell of Humble, Texas; and 12 grandchildren.
His body wass donated to the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines. Memorial services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson Christian Bible Church.

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Thurs. June 9 1983
Charles H. and Mary Augusta "Gussie" DeWoody, 89 and 85 respectively, of Coggon were killed in a traffic accident Tuesday at highways 151 and 13 Marion.
He was born Sept. 10 1893, at Coggon, and she was born Sept., 19, 1897, near Coggon. They were married Nov. 10, 1915 at Central City and were members of First Christian Church in Coggon.
Surviving are two sons, Harold of Cedar Rapids and Carl of Olin; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Eiler of Coggon and Mrs. Esther Cooling of Cedar Rapids; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ella Mack of Anamosa, Mrs. Edith Jones of Alburnett and Mrs. Estelle Trott of San Marcus, Calif.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at United Parish Church, Coggon, by the Rev. Nancy Nichols. Burial: Coggon Cemetery. Friends may call at Murdoch Funeral Home, Coggon, after 3 p.m. today. A memorial fund has been established.

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Cedar Rapids Gazette
7-24-2003
Alan B. Coffin, 66, of 1439 Council St. NE, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in Mercy Medical Center after a short illness. Private family services willl be held on Friday at Cedar Memorial. The Rev. Richard Marsceau will officiate. Entombment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Survivors include his wife Dee; two sons, Brad and wife Susan of Solon and Brian; two daughters, Becky Baker and Rev. Coffin all of Cedar Rapids; two sisters, Mary Lou Baker of Maynard and Julie Rogers of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; and a brother, Robert of Cedar Rapids. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Andrea, Jennifer, Brian Jr., Nicholas and Ericka; a great-granchild Colton; many nieces, nephew, shooting friends and his pet beagle, Snoopy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Vohn and Ronald.
Alan was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Strawberry Point, the son of Vohn and Helen Wolfe Coffin. He married Glendora "Dee" Shaffer on June 3, 1955 in Cedar Rapids. Alan was a machinist and worked for 17 years at FMC and retired in 1999 from Iowa Precision Industries after 14 years of service. Alan was a member of Otter Creek Gun Club, Izaac Walton League, North Linn Gun Club and the NRA.
Alan was an avid outdorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap and skeet shooting and will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Alan's name.

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Cedar Rapids Gazette
7-24-2003
Pat J. Davidson, 94, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday July 22, 2003,in Johnston, Iowa, following a long battle with emphysema. Services: 10 a.m.
Friday, St. Mathew's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by Father Gerald Condon. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stewart Funeral Home, where a vigil service begins at 6:30 p.m.
Survivors include a son, Chuck (Charlette) of Naperville, Ill., three daughters, Carol (Kris) Frederiksen and Anita Davidson, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Kathy Davidson of West Des Moines; six granchildren, Joanie (Todd) Forfinski, John Davidson, Tim (Jennifer) Christy, Casey Christy, Anne and Matthew Remmy; and three great-grandchildren, Cole, Claire, and Cara Forfinski.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, her parents; two brothers and a sister.
Pat was born July 4. 1919 in Chicago Heights, Ill., the daughter of Peter and Anna Arcisauskas. She married Charles Davidson on July 8, 1942, in Chicago. Pat was most proud of raising her four childrne and ensuring that they all received a good education and graduated from college. Her greatest joy was having her entire family gathered in one place. She worked for many years at Paramount Pharmacy and retired from McKesson-Robbins Pharamaceuticals. She was a proud and faithful volunteer at Mercy Hospital and was involved in many activites at St. Matthews Parish.
In lieu of flowers, Pat's family asks that you contribute to the American Lung Association or Mercy Hospital Hospice in her memory.

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1 7 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Andrew L. Rogers died suddenly Dec. 24, 2003, at his sister's home in Savannah, Ga. He lived with his mother, Jenny Rogers and his beloved orange cat, Mike, in Mount Dora, Fla.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his sister, Beth (Michael) Kruse, and two nephews, Davis and Dylan all of Savannah. He is also surveved by an uncle and aunt in Adel, Iowa, and by several cousins.
Andy was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa , on March 13, 1963. He also lived in several cities in Florida. he graduated from the University of West Florida in Pensacola in 1984. he was a writer for several years for the Tampa Tribune., where his work won many gold and silver awards from the international Newspaper and Marketing Association.
He later lived in Coral Springs, Fla., and studied to obtain a master's degree in social psychology at Florida Atlantic University.
He was a creative, funny, sensitive, and very kind man. He delighted and blessed the lives of his many friends, as well as his family, who are grateful God loaned Andy to them for a
. Andy was cremated Dec. 27 and will be interred in the spring next to his father in a small country cemetery in Fremont, Iowa, as he wished. Pine trees surround the cemetery, and Andy had happy memories of playing there on family visits when he was a child. When his father was buried there in 2001, Andy said it made him feel better to leave his dad with other family members. Now, Andy belongs there, too; the gift God loaned us, this special person, has
gone home. Any memorial gestures can be made to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

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1 7 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Mary Margaret Kinney, 80, a resident of Cottage Grove Place, died there Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Matthew's Catholic Church. The Rev. Mark Osterhaus will officiate. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a wake service beginning at 7 p.m.
Survivors include two sons, John P. (Marianne) of Omaha and William J. (Merrianne) of Cedar Rapids, a daughter, Anne M. of Omaha; her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank E. Kinney of Cedar Rapids, Mary Frances Davison of Santa Maria, Calif., and Helen Kinney Copley of La Jolla, Calif,; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary was born Feb. 5, 1922 in Aledo, Ill., to Leo Henry and Madoline Strathman, and the family moved to Cedar Rapids shortly there after. Mary attended local Cedar Rapids schools, graduating from Mount Mercy Academy. On Aug. 31, 1944, she married Joseph P. Kinney, Joe died in 1990,. In later years much of Mary's time ws spent at the family cabin on Lake Delhi during summers, and winters at her condo in Scottsdale, Ariz. She enjoyed tending her plants, especially her jumbo impatiens at Delhi. An accomplished knitter, she handmade dozens of afghans and slippers for her extended family. Having incredible recall for people, places and events, Mary reveled in entertaining gatherings with her recollections of the past. Mary and Joe's proudest life achievement was seeing their children graduate from college and become successful in their work.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Matthew's Church.

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1 7 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Ray R. Orr, 91, formerly of 147 18th St. SW and Cottage Grove Place, Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 in West Ridge Care Center, following complications of myoplastic anemia. Services: 10 :30 a.m. Thursday. Salem United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Linda Bibb, with military rites. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include a son, Robert Orr and wife Ann of Ontario, Canada; a brother, Dr. Keith Orr and wife Jeanette of Waterloo; and a granddaughter, Shannon Orr and husband Marco Nardone of Alberta, Canada.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; his parents, Charles and Myrtle (McKissick) Orr; a sister, Lois Bettis; two brothers, Ralph and Lyal Orr; and a daughter-in-law, Janet Orr.
Roy was born July 7, 1911, in Minneola, Kan. He married Edna Schmidt on April 21, 1943, in Iowa City, Iowa. He waa a salesman throughout his life and finished his career working for Heabelll Lumber, He also sold real estate for Lucken Real Estate. Roy served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
Memorials for Roy may be made to Camp Courageous. Military rites by VFW Post 788.

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1 7 2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Hiawatha
Merle LeRoy Drexler, 79, 1235 Eisenhower Rd., died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Sunday Jan. 5, 2003. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Pius Catholic church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. David Schatz. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Marion, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Prairieburg, with military rites.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn; thier children, Terry (Patti) Drexler of Cedar Rapids, Debby (Bob) Wernimont of Cedar Rapids.Merle "Sonny" Drexler of Thorton, Colo., Shannon Drexler of Naperville, Ill., and Danny Clark of Cedar Rapids. A sister Margaret (Lawrence) Joslin of Cedar Rapids; and a sister-in-law, Bea Drexler. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Merle was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Connie Jo Drexler; three sons, Rodney Lynn Drexler, Jeffrey Jefferies and Wayne Clark ; a brother, Ray Drexler and a sister, Dorothy Woodward.
He was born the son of Louis and Rose Kula Drexler on Dec. 1 1923, in Cedar Rapids. On July 13, 1974, in St. Pius Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Marie Pigman. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Merle was a self-employed home builder. He was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church and VFW Post 788, which will conduct the military rites.
Merle was a dad and grandpa to many. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
A memorial fund has been established in Merle's memory.

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6-9-2003
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Hiawatha
Leon I. "Lee" Smith, 84, of 308 Pebble Lane, Hiawatha, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, emphysema and asthma. Memorial services will be held at a later date. As many of you know Leon, even at the end, his generous wish was to donate his body to the University of Iowa. Arrangements by Cedar Memorial Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; his children, Laura Andersen and husband David of Cedar Rapids, John Ingle and fiancee Jackie Dunlap of Marble Rock, Julie Clancy of Hiawatha and Lissa Pearson and husband Bill of Cedar Rapids,; a brother, Virgil Smith and wife Alice of Urbandale; a nephew, Douglas Smith and family; a niece, Jeanne Woodbury and husband Jerry; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Leon was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Burlington, Iowa. he married Mary R. Ingle on May 24, 1975, in Cedar Rapids. He was a test technician for Rockwell Collins, retiring in 1983 after 30 years. He also worked part- time at Sears in the paint department for 21 years. He was a member of Crescent Masonic Lodge No. 25 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Consistory and the El Kahir Shrine Temple. He served in the U.S. Army furing World War II and was a member of VFW Post 788. He also volunteered at the Department of Human Services and was a former member of the IBEW Union.
Leon lived his live as a gentle man and will be fondly missed by all.
Memorial contributions may be made to the El Kahir Shrine Transportation Fund, St. Luke's Hospice, Camp Courageous or to the charity of your choice.

Contributed by, Ernest Purcell
Cedar Rapids Gazette Mon. Dec. 21, 1970
Mrs. Edward White
Nora L. White. widow of Edward White a resident of Robins and life long rsident of Linn County, died monday in Americana Nursing Center. Born July 11, 1884 in Kansas, she was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Robins and the ladies Aid.
Surviving is a sister Mrs. A. B. Frentress of robins.
Services; Turner Chapel east at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Elmer West; of Garrison. Burial: Shilo Cemetery. The family suggests that friends may, if they wish, contribute to the memorial fund at the Robins Church of the Brethren, friends may call at the chapel

Contributed by, Ernest Purcell
Foster E. White Cedar Rapids Gazette Pg. 3 Feb. 6, 1961
Foster Edward White, 58 of 1332 of Ellis Blvd. NW. a retired employe of the Cedar Rapids Block Co., and a Cedar rapids resident 56 years, died early Monday after a sudden illness. Born at monona Nov. 19, 1902, he was married in cedar Rapids to Catherine Louise Wharton Feb. 19, 1940; surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son in Chicago; a step daughter, Mrs. Ernest Klouda, and a sister, Mildred Smith, both of Cedar rapids: his step mother Nora White of Robins, and several grandchildren (my note, I am ne of these grandchildren) Services; Beatty - Bearle's at 1;30 Wednsday. Burial: Cedar memorial. Friends may call at the Chapel after 7 Monday.

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Myrtle M. Werner
Myrtle M. Werner, 104, died Dec. 25 at the Northbrook Manor Care Center in Cedar Rpaids. She was born the daughter of George and Henrietta Bedell Sisler on Oct. 17, 1879 in Cedar County. On March 6, 1907 she was married to Edward J. Werner, who died in 1953. She had been a resdient of the Care Center for the past nine years and a Cedar Rapids resident since 1945.
There are no immediate survivors. She was preceded in death by her son, Howard, who died in 1980.
Private services were conducted at the Murdoch Chapel in Marion with burial at a later date


Contributed by, Susie Martin Roth
Author of The Original Muscatine Co IA Genealogy Home Page
Muscatine Journal
Funeral Services for Kenneth Martin, 51; of 1924 First Ave, S.W., Cedar Rapids, are pending at the Brosh Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. Mr. Martin died early today at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids of injuries received in an accident at his home on April 29. He was a former Muscatine resident. =========================================================
Muscatine Journal
Funeral Services for Kenneth Martin, 52, of 1324 18th Ave Sw, Cedar Rapids will be held at 10:30 a..m. Saturday at the Brosh Crapel (sic) in Cedar Rapids. Rev. A.T. Washington will officiate. Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.
Military rites will be conducted at the gravesite by the American Legion Hanford Post No. 5 of Cedar Rapids. Kenneth Martin was born May 5, 1920 in Missouri, a son of Thomas and Alice Woodward Martin. He was a former Muscatine resident.
His marriage to Sharon Brick took place July 31, 1971 at Cedar Rapids. Mr. Martin had been employed as a truck driver for Roadway Express, formerly Poole Transfer.
He was a member of Teamsters Local No. 371 of Rock Island, Ill; and the John Harold Kemble Post 1565 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Muscatine.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sharon Martin at home; a son Kenneth Martin of Miami, Fla; two daughters, Diane and Debbie Martin of Muscatine; six brothers, John of Lone Tree, Harold of Muscatine, William of Grandview, Arthur of North Liberty, Thomas of Ainsworth and Eugene of Orlando, Fla; four sisters, Elizabeth Keefe (sic-Keef) of Omaha, Neb., Vesta Nelson of Orlando, Fla., Alice Yotter of West Liberty and Myrtle Hamilton of Conesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
=== Note he was also preceded by an infant daughter Karen Kay Martin and sister Lorene Martin Curry He died as the result of injuries sustained when a car he was working on fell on him.


Contributed by, Kelly Loveless
1-Elliott L Baird , son of Samuel Baird and Salinee Patterson, was born about 1861 in Pennsylvaina, died in Linn Co, Iowa, and was buried in Clarence Cemetery, Clarence, Iowa.
General Notes:E.L. Baird Claimed By Death Monday
Elliot L Baird passed away Monday morning May 12th at the home of his son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Clay, four miles south of Center Point. He would have been 86 years old May the 19th.
Because of advancing age and the accompanying decline in health Mr. Baird and curtailed his activities during the past several years, but his last illness was of short duration. He became ill on Sunday May 4th and his death occurred on Monday of the following week.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Sarchett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Ward of Cedar Rapids conducting the last rites. Mrs. C E. Liabo and Miss Ida Holland accompanied by Mrs. T.E. Condon sang "Asleep in Jesus" and I'm Acquainted With the Author So I Know the Book is True." The pall bearers were Ernest Lanning, Earl Lanning, Will Lanning, A.H. Ring, A.E. Andrews and Ed Matheny. At the conclusion of the service the body was conveyed to Clarence for burial in the cemetery at that place.
Native of Pennsylvania
Mr. Baird was a native of Pennsylvania. He was born at Academia in that state, one of seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Baird, and he was the last survivor of that family.
In the year 1891 he was married to Miss Anna Belle Freeman of Clarence, Iowa Mrs. Baird passed awayin 1893 when their second child was born.
Mr. Baird farmed form many years in vicinity of Clarence, coming to the Center Point community some twenty years ago. For twenty-eight years he had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Clay.
He is survived by two daughters -- Mrs. Clay of Center Point; and Mrs. Elmer Sprout of Salem, South Dakota; and three grandchildren Miss Vera Sprout of Parker, South Dakota; Willard Clay of Cedar Rapids; and Lucile Clay of Center Point.
Come From Away
Those who came from a distance to attend the last rites were Mrs. George Baird and Raymond McKimm of Neilsville, Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baird of Marshfield, Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clay, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Shanklin, B.F. Wilsona nd John Clay, all of Olin; Miss Nettie Brown of Anamosa; Harley Robertson and Mr. and Gaylord Owen of Lisbon; Mr. and Mrs Guy Martin of Central City' Mr. and Mrs. William Lary and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hammond of Marion and Mrs. Willard Clay of Cedar Rapids.
The Johnson Co., Marriages on the Internet Elliot Baird son of Samuel Baird and Salinee Patterson Anna Freeman daughter of Hamilton Freeman and Agenes Moore
Hamilton Freeman held public office in Jones Co., in the 1800's
Elliot Baird found in:
Census Microfilm Records: Iowa, 1910
Age: 49
Gender: M
Race: W
Birthplace: PA
State: Iowa
County: CEDAR
Locale: DAYTON TWP
Series: T624
Roll: 395
Part: 3
Page: 56A
both of his parents show born in Pennsylvania living with a wife: Martha and married 12 years. No mention of her in the obit. She was 56 years old. Daughter Alice age 17 or 19 was living with them.
Elliot L. Baird found in:
Census Microfilm Records: Iowa, 1920
Gender: M
Race: W
Birthplace: UNKN
State: Iowa
County: LINN
Locale: LISBON; FRANKLIN
Series: T625
Roll: 499
Part: 2
Page: 122A
Son-in-law: Augustus D Clay and daughter Alice was living with him then.
Elliot married Anna Freeman, daughter of Hamilton Freeman and Agnes Moore, in 1891 in Jones Co., Iowa. Anna was born in 1863 in Jones Co., Iowa and died in 1893. They had two children: Alice and Daughter.
2-Alice Baird .
Alice married Augustus D "Joe" Clay. They had two children: Willard and Lucille.
3-Willard Clay .
3-Lucille Clay .
2-Daughter Baird .
Daughter married Elmer Sprout. They had one child: Vera.
3-Vera Sprout .

Contributed by,Cathy Milbach
PUSATERI, Santina Antionette .
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Santina Antionette Pusateri, 85, died at her home surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, after a long illness.
A Rosary was recited and vigil held at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.
Services were at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by Msgr. Karl Glovik. Burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Pusateri and Rose (John) Satariano, both of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Joseph Pusateri of Cedar Rapids and Frank Pusateri of Hiawatha; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Frances Scolaro Pusateri; two brothers, Marino and Anthony Pusateri; and a sister, Prudence McEowen. Santina was born June 13, 1918 in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Geneology note: Frances' paternal grandparents were Anthony Scolaro B: 1862, D: 1924 and Mary (Maria) Pusateri B: 09-10-1865 Termini Immerse Sicily, D: 07-14-1954 Cedar Rapids, IA (Info: Film 603). Her great-great grandparents were August(ino) Pusateri D: 1890 and Mary Delise - info: Linn Co. History: 1911 Vol II Pg 660 Brewer & Wick.

Contributed by,Cathy Milbach
PUSATERI, Pasquale.
1911 History of Linn County, Vol II Pg 660 Brewer & Wick.
Pasquale Pusateri born May 21, 1877 - Termini-Imerese, Sicily. He remained a resident of Sicily till age 12 (1880). He came to the United States and first located in Chicago. Pasquale was there for nine years and he finished his education. He then left his textbooks and went into the fruit and wholesale commissions - also engaging in construction work in Chicago. His parents were Agostino and Maria (Delise) Pusateri. Agostino was a former expert in fruit culture who passed away in his native land in 1890 after acquiring a very comfortable competency. Maria later came to Cedar Rapids to live with her children. Agostino and Maria had seven children. Four brothers: Pasquale, Peter, Antonio and Augostino were joint partners in a retail fruit business. The interprise had a small store on 2nd Ave. and also an enlargement on 1st Ave. Daughter Maria became the wife of Antonio Scolaro of Cedar Rapids. Son Joseph was a merchant in Iowa City, and Rosy made her home with her mother. Augostino was also engaged as a foreman in Russel Candy Co. being recognized as an expert candy manufacturer. Geneology Note: Offspring of Maria and Anthony Scolaro: Frances Elizabeth (Frank Pusateri), Fred A. (Josephine Mary Battaglia), Rose T. (Anthony Gallo), Josephine (August Gureno), Augustino T., Mary Magdalene (Antonio Plumbo) and Frances A. Daughter Frances Elizabeth Scolaro married Frank Pusateri; they had four daughters: Santina, Mary, Prudence and Rose and four sons: Marino, Anthony, Joseph and Frank Jr. Prudence married Frank Pusateri and they had four sons: Jerry, Terry, Larry and Gary. Rose married John Satariano and they had three sons. Fred A. Scolaro, son of Mary Pusateri and Anthony Scolaro married Josephine Mary Battaglia and they had two sons: Anthony Russel and Joseph F.; and four daughters: F. Scolaro (Stillborn), Mary Jeanette (married John Edward Klassen), Josephine P. (married Donald Condit), and Delores Rita.

Contributed by,Cathy Milbach
SCOLARO, Charles (Chuck) Jr.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, March 1995.
Charles Allen Scolaro Jr., 37 of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, March 26, 1995 in Mercy Medical Center after a sudden illness. Chuck was born March 23, 1958 in Little Rock Arkansas and married Renea Jensen on July 30, 1994 in Independence. Survivors include his wife Renea; his parents Charles Sr. and Linda Scolaro of Cedar Rapids; three sisters, Tammy Siefert of Amana, Dori Scolaro of Phoenix and Gina England of Petaluma, California, one brother Michael of Cedar Rapids and his in-laws Ronald and Virginia Jensen, Independence. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Visitation and rosary at Turner Chapel West, Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Joseph Schneider. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Geneology Note: Grandfather: Charles Edward Scolaro B 05-19-1909 Cedar Rapids, IA D: 11-09-1986 Kansas City, MO - buried at MT Calvary Cedar Rapids, IA. Grandmother: Dorothy Korsmo Scolaro B: 01-01-1914 Brainard MN D: 08-04-1993 Cedar Rapids, IA. Dorothy's Korsmo Scolaro's parents were Morris Korsmo and Myrtle Hulbar. Grandmother: Charlotte Birch Scolaro B: 10-29-1929 - still living. Chuck's paternal great-grandparents were Mariano Scolaro B: 12-02-1868 D: 11-04-1939 Cedar Rapids, IA and Antonina Augostina Pusateri B: 08-23-1875 Termina, Italy D: 06-08-1965 Cedar Rapids, IA. Mariano's parents were Marion Scolaro and Catherine Inserra. Chuck's great-great grandparents (Antonina's parents) were Giovanni (John) Pusateri B: 1836 D: 03-22-1922 and Gelama Bondi B: 09-15-1851 D: 11-22-1922 - they were married about 1877 Sicilia Region Italy/www.familysearch.org. Chuck's great-great-great grandparents (Giovanni's parents) were Joseph Pusateri and Giraloma (Unknown surname). His great-great-great grandparents (Gelama Bondi's parents) were Salvatore Bondi and Josephine Maggiluci.

Contributed by,">LtCol Forrest R. Lindsey (Pfautz) USMC (ret))
John Pfautz Rites Were Held Sunday
Funeral services for John M. Pfautz were held at the C.B. Johnson funeral home sin Mount Vernon, on Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. George A. Stauffacher of First Evangelical church in Cedar Rapids. Burial was in the Lisbon cemetery. Pall bearers were grandsons Willard Pfautz, John Arnold, Lauren, Warren and John Tonne, and Albert Jordan. Mr. Pfautz, who had been in failing health for several years, passed away last Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Tonne, where he had gone after the death of his wife just 12 days previous to his death. John M. Pfautz, son of Jacob S. and Federicka Hammer Pfautz, was born February 4 1858 in Lisbon, where he lived his entire life with the exception of four years spent in Missouri after the death of his mother, when he was five years old. On Dec. 28, 1882 he was united in marriage with Miss Alice Heisey (this is an error: her name was Anna Elizabeth Heisey) and they established their home in the house where they always lived until her death. Mr. Pfautz was a lover of nature and had accumulated a big collection of various nature formations. He had traveled extensively, making trips to Hawaii, Tahiti in the South Sea Islands, and the Philippines; he visited the Canadian Rockies, and several times the parks, Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Glacier. On one of the trips to Glacier he and Mrs. Pfautz walked the entire distance through the park. Mr. Pfautz was a member of the Evangelical church. His survivors are six daughters. Mrs. Edna Clark of Chicago, Mrs. Geneva Finson of Central City, Mrs. Luelda Hoodmaker and Mrs. Mary Tonne of Mount Vernon, Mrs. Bernice Williams and Mrs. Mildred Davis of Lisbon: one son Henry of Laurens, 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren: also two cousins Mrs. Lou West and Mrs. Anna Pfautz of Mount Vernon and a niece, Mrs. Metta Williams of Saskatoon, Canada, the daughter of his only sister, Mrs. Mary Pfautz Williams who passed away many years ago. Mrs. Martha Mohn, Miss Esther, Clarence, Byron, and Forrest were five children preceeding him in death. Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mrs. Clark of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Finson,, daughter Mildred and Miss Betty Butters of Central City; Henry Pfautz of Laurens; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Pfautz, Mr. and Mrs. John Arnold and Nancy, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jordan and C. E. Briggs of Cedar Rapids. "

Contributed by,">LtCol Forrest R. Lindsey (Pfautz) USMC (ret))
"Rites Held Monday For Mrs. John Pfautz
Funeral services for Mrs. John Pfautz were held from the home in Lisbon on Monday afternoon. Rev. George A. Stauffacher of First Evangelical church in Cedar Rapids conducted the service and Rev. G.S. Hamilton assisted. Burial was in the Lisbon cemetery. Pall bearers were sons-in-law Roy Clark, E.R. Finson, Charles Williams, Irl Hoodmaker, and Harold Davis and the oldest grandchild, Willard Pfautz. Anna Elizabeth Pfautz, one of eleven children of Henry and Susanna Heisey, was born in Castle Grove, Jones county Iowa , on Aug. 21, 1862, and passed away at her home on Saturday morning after a long illness. On Dec. 28, 1882 she was united in marriage with John M. Pfautz and they established their home in the house where they have always lived and would have had their 60th wedding anniversary in December. They were the parents of twelve children and made a home for fifteen years for one grandson, Robert Mohn, now of San Francisco. Mrs. Pfautz was a lifelong member of the Evangelical church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Roy Clark of Chicago, Mrs. Geneva Finson of Central City, Mrs. Luelda Hoodmaker, and Mrs. Mary Tonne of Mount Vernon, Mrs. Bernice Williams, and Mrs. Mildred Davis; one son Henry, of Laurens; 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alice Pickford of Nevada. She is preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Martha Mohn and Esther, and three sons, Clarence, Byron and Forrest.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Clark and Mrs. Blanche Meyers Jump of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pfautz of Laurens; Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Finson and Mildred of Central City; Mr. and Mrs. John Arnold and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Pfautz of Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Verne Meyers of Ames; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Tonne, Mrs. Mary Tonne, Lauren and John, Mr. and mrs. Irl Hoodmaker and Francis, Mrs. D.M. West and Miss Grace, Miss Frances Coleman, Mrs. Arthur Rogers, Mrs. Rae Davis and Mrs. Robert Barnes of Mount Vernon and Mrs. Ernest Tonne of Preston. "


Contributed by,Debian Marty
Publication: Des Moines Tribune Date: 1971 5 04 Page: 17 Column: 7
Eva Ruth Agey obituary Des Moines Public Library Services for Mrs. Eva Ruth Agey, 86, of Cedar Rapids, a former Mitchellville resident, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Moffitt Funeral Home at Mitchellville, with burial in Mitchellville Cemetery.
Mrs. Agey died Monday in Cedar Rapids. She was born in Cassopolis, Michigan and lived in Mitchellville several years.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Leland Palmer and Mr. R___ Moser, both of Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Henry Herold of Baltimore, nine grandchildren and 25 great-grand children.

Contributed by, Barbara Burce Butler
Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Tuesday, December 2, 1890, page 3 Happenings at Troy Mills
....Wm. Bruce Sr. died at his home here on Thanksgiving morning. Death is believed to have resulted from an overdose of medicine taken to relieve asthma.. Andrew Bruce arrived from Nebraska Sunday forenoon, barely in time to attend his father's funeral.
Center Point Newspaper -- Center City News -- December 18, 1890 ...Died, on Thursday morning at his home in this place, Wm. Bruce Sr. The funeral took place at Hoover church on Sunday Morning, services being conducted by Rev. Bolton of the M. E. church. Mr. Bruce leaves a wife and three children, all residing here but Andrew, who reached here from Nebraska barely in time to attend his father's funeral. The deceased had recently re-moved from Tennessee, had purchased lots and was preparing to build a home here. --- Walker News
Circle Grove-Hoover Cemetery Newton Twp. [Buchanan Co.] Sct 19 Lot 49
Tombstone saying
God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love has given
And though the body moulders
here the soul is safe in Heaven.

Contributed by, Barbara Burce Butler
Helen is in an unmarked grave by William
The Walker News - September 22, 1899
...Grandma Bruce is numbered among the sick. Mrs. J. M. Phillips, is staying with her and caring for her.
The Walker News -- Friday, September 29, 1899
...Mrs. Helen Bruce, an aged lady and an old resident of Troy Mills, died Saturday morning, Sept. 23, after an illness of about two weeks. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the M. O. church on the south side, services being conducted by Rev. Keopple. Interment was made in the Hoover cemetery, four miles south of here, where her husband was buried some years ago. Two sons and one daughter survive her, William, of Minnesota; Andrew, of Nebraska and Mrs. J. M. Phillips, of this vicinity, all of whom were at her bedside when she passed away.
Bulletin-Journal September 28, 1899
Mrs. Bruce, of Troy Mills, was buried in the cemetery at West Church Sunday afternoon. The funeral sermon was preached at Troy Mills.
The Walker News - September 29, 1899
...W. J. Bruce, of Idlewild, Minn., arrived Thursday of last week, called here by a telegram notifying him that his mother was very sick. He was accompanied by his brother, Andrew Bruce of Nebraska.

Contributed by, KvindensHjemmet@webtv.net
Stanley R. Butterbaugh Sr. 40 years old of 141 33rd Ave. SW, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, in St. Lukes Hospital following a short illness. Services: at 11 a.m. Saturday at Murdock Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, Iowa by the Rev. John Seitz of Antioch Christian Church of Marion. Visitation : 10-11 a.m., Saturday at the Funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in Linwood Cemetary, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife Shannon of Cedar Rapids; his parents David J. and Barb J.(Ross) Butterbaugh Sr. of Washington; a son Stanley Ray Jr. of Springville, Iowa. Three stepdaughters. Alyssa Varner, Shayna Varner, and Courtney Varner all of Shellsburg; a brother , David Jr. of Washington, Iowa . A sister Robin(Tony)Lloyd of Washington ; a niece Jessica Lloyd of Washington; his Grandmother, Jennie Ross of Iowa City, his in-laws, Michael and Ronna O'Connor of Shellsburg, Iowa and John Price of Cedar Rapids ; and his best friend Shane Peterson of Cedar Rapids.
Stan was born on January 9, 1964 in Iowa City the son of David J. and Barb. J. (Ross) Butterbaugh Sr. On October 20, 2001 he married Shannon Jean Price. Stan worked for E & F Construction as a concrete layer. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved son and to be able to go fishing.
Instead of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Stan's memory.
Stan will be Dearly missed by his Loving Wife, Son, Family and Friends.
Contributed by, KvindensHjemmet@webtv.net
Theodore K. Thorson, 62 of Woodside, California, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday Oct. 3, 2004, in the Veteran's Affairs Hospital, Palo Alto, California, following a long illness. Services: 10 a.m., Cedar Memorial Park Cemetary, by the Rev.Fran Griffeth. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetary , with military rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m., Sunday at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home and after 9:30 a.m., Monday at the Chapel.
Survivors include three sister, Jeanette Ernst and husband Jack of Cedar Rapids, Eleanor Scott and husband Buford of Luling , Texas and Christine Palmisciano and husband Al of Pascoag, R.I.; a brother William Thorson and wife Myrna of Wenatchee, Washington. Many special nieces, nephews and good friends; and his beloved dog, (German Shepherd), Brody.
He is proceded in death by his parents and a stepson, Derek.
Theodore was born on April 20, 1942, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Theodore C. Thorson and Elsie Brody Thorson. He took great pride in his career as a fisherman in the Bering Sea, and also as a gardener in Woodside. He was a San Francisco Giants baseball fan and enjoyed reading and music. He was recently made a member of the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Mercy or to the Hanford American Legion Post No. 5 burial detail uniform fund.
Military Rites by Hanford American Post No. 5 .
Contributed by, KvindensHjemmet@webtv.net
Richard D. Drievold, 61 of 1530 Seventh Ave., SE, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in Mercy Medical Center following a long illness.
Services, with Military honors: 1 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Kay Slocum of First Lutheran Church will officiate. Graveside services and burial will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Rock Island National Cemetary.
Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m., Friday and at the Chapel after 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Survivors include his wife Betty; Four children, Steve(Valeria) Schnor of North Liberty, Scott(Pauline)Schnor of Shellsburg, Iowa, Shelly(Lane)Lafler and Sandy(Jim)West both of West Branch; a brother Robert(Diane)Drievold of Cedar Rapids; sisters Anna Williamson and Helen(Neil)Ricklefs, both of Cedar Rapids, and Sharon(Mark)Brown of Utah; Six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; his special pets Jasper and Panda.
He was proceded in death by his parents. Richard was born November 24, 1942 in Decorah, Iowa to Agnes and Bennie Drievold.
He attended McKinnely High School. He served in the Army , stationed in Korea, from 1968 to 1970. He married Betty Crippen on January 24, 1975, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was a truck driver for B.L.Anderson for 19 years. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Hanford American Legion Post 5. He enjoyed camping, playing Bingo and was an avid race car fan.
Richard will be Greatly missed by his family and friends.
Military honors by Hanford American Legion Post 5.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established .
Contributed by, KvindensHjemmet@webtv.net
Lorna M. Holten , 61 of 518 17th St. SE, died of cancer Friday, April 15, 2005, in her home.
Memorial services: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, by the Rev. Kathryn Roys. Internment: Cedar Memorial Mausoleum Columbarium.
Friends may visit with family from 5-8 p.m., Monday at the Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband , Martin; a son Wade of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a daughter Laurie Holten Wenger(Steve) of Marion; a brother , Neil Daniels of Fort Dodge; a sister Lisa Klegseth(Joe) of Decorah, Iowa, and four grandchildren.
She is proceded in death, by her parents.
Lorna was born May 12, 1943 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Dagmar(Langaas) Daniels. She married Martin E. Holten on December 15, 1962 in Decorah.
Lorna worked in the office of LeFebure for 32 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Club. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, embroidering and visiting the casino's , reading, and the time spent with her beloved family, especially her grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be given to Mercy Hospice or to the University of Iowa for cancer research in Lorna's name.
Contributed by, KvindensHjemmet@webtv.net
John "Stick" Knight, 23 of Greenville, Tenn., formerly of Cedar Rapids, Died of a gunshot wound Friday Morning, January 8, 1999 , in his home.
Services : 2 p.m., today, at the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Greenville. Burial at the church cemetary . The Rev. Wayland Fillers will officiate. Arrangements are with the Kiser Funeral Home in Greenville, Tenn.
Survivors include his Mother, Margaret Stanton of Greenville; his Father Ellsworth Knight of Cedar Rapids, Iowa ; a brother , Gary Rader of Cedar Rapids; and three sisters, Rhonda Martin of Cedar Rapids, Tammy Natinna of Tampa , Florida, and Tabitha Knight of Greenville.
Contributed by, KvindensHjemmet@webtv.net
Francis Zeman, 65 of Mechanicsville, Iowa , died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002 at home of complications from cancer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m., at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Plymouth Rock, Iowa.
Casketbearers were Dan Dwyer, David Dwyer, Randy Kjarland, Kevin Zeman, Jerome Timp, Michael Timp and Brian Zeman.
Internment was in the St. Agnes Catholic Church Cemetary in Plymouth Rock and the Fjelstul Fneral Home of Decorah, Iowa was in charge .
Francis Joseph Zeman, son of Louis A and Kathryn(Jauert)Zeman, was born May 25, 1937 in Calmar, Iowa.
He graduated from Canton, Minn High School in the class of 1955.
In 1969, he took a job at Ralston Foods in Cedar Rapids, as a machine operator and was employed there until his death. Francis Joseph Zeman, was a member of the Imaculate Conception Catholic Chruch in Cedar Rapids.
He enjoyed fishing, reading , carpentry and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Susan(Malli)Zeman; his five children: Clinton at home, Brian Zeman of Mechanicsville; Kathy Zeman of Lewisville, Texas; Scott(Cindy)Zeman of Solon, Iowa and Steve Zeman of Iowa City; two brothers: Wilford(Judy)Zeman of Glenfloora, Wisconsin, and David (Delores) Zeman of Manilla, Iowa and one sister Eileen Schiltgen of River Falls, Wisconsin. Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Francis Joseph Zeman , was proceded in death by his parents; his brother Ervin Zeman and his sister Esther Zeman.
Contributed by, KvindensHjemmet@webtv.net
Janet L. Malecek, 44 , of Vista Circle NW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Thursday , April 25, 2002, in her home.
Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, by the Rev. Jay Jentink of Calvary Baptist Church.
Inurnment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetary. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at Cedar Memorial Funeral home and after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel.
Survivors include a son, Greg; her mother and father, Faye Gott and Jack Gott Sr.; a brother Jack Gott Jr.; and a sister Cathy Gott. All are from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
She is proceded in death by a daughter, Tiffany Gott.
Janet was born Nov. 2, 1957, in St. Louis, Mo. She had worked as a job coach at Options Linn County.
Janet was a loving and a very caring person. Her heart was golden. She was my best friend and will always be remembered and never forgotten. by her loving husband, David.
Mom, I loved you and will always love you. from her son Greg.
Contributed by, KvindensHjemmet@webtv.net
Dennis Allen Benters, 60 of 2510 Ellis Blvd. NW, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, in Mercy Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Services : 9 a.m. Monday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories.
The Rev. Carroll Brown of Salem United Methodist Church will officiate.
Entombment with Police Honor Guard in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetary.
Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 3-6 p.m. today and at the Chapel after 8 a.m. on Monday.
Survivors include his wife Susan; two daughters, Julia Benters Sorci and husband Michael of Kalamazoo, Mich, and Diane Boaz and husband Todd of Star, Texas: two sons, Glen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Keith and wife Mary Ellen Chomet of Pasadena, Md; a stepson James Farrier of Marion; a sister Lavonne Prespare and husband Paul of Fresno , Calif. A brother Larry and his wife Mary of Marion; 13 grandchildren and his beloved dog Max.
He was proceded in death, by his Parents.
Dennis was born Feb. 15, 1937, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to John and Bth Wilkes Benters.
He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He worked for John Hancock Insurance Company and then the Cedar Rapids, Police Department, retiring in 1992 as Lieutenant. He attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., in 1984.
He was a member of the St. James Methodist Church, Mount Hermon Masonic Lodge, Cedar Rapids, Eagles, Iowa State Policeman's Association Local No. 5 and the National Academy Associates No. 1450.
Contributed by, Alison Newhall Henry Oxley died at a Cedar Rapids hospital at 11:30 p.m. on May 24, 1919. His death followed an operation about ten days ago in connection with a serious injury. He was seventy years of age.
Mr. Oxley was born in Linn Co. six miles east of Marion on September 3, 1848. He was the third son of John and Jane Halley Oxley, to whom were born six sons and three daughters. He was married to Miss Alice Ives on January 1, 1874, and his wife, with three children and two grandchildren, mourn his death. His children are Mrs. Clarence Gray of Cedar Rapids, and Mabel and Carl, residing in Marion.
Retiring from his farm, in 1905, he continued dealing in sheep and wool, which had been his specialty. Mr. Oxley was a member of the Baptist church in Marion, having been a Deacon for many years. Funeral services were held at his home, 1347 North 12th St., with Rev. G.W. Gelvin in charge. Burial was at Oak Shade Cemetery.

Contributed by, Alison Newhall
ALICE IVES OXLEY
Alice Oxley died April 17, 1925, at 8.30 a.m., following an illness of two years. She was the daughter of George and Hannah Jones Ives, who were among the early Linn county pioneers. She was born on January 25, 1854, on a farm east of Marion. She was married on January 1, 1872, to Henry Oxley. They made their home during their early-married life on a farm here, moving to Marion about twenty years ago. Mr. Oxley preceded her in death six years ago. She leaves two daughters, Miss Mabel at home, and Mrs. Clarence Gray of Cedar Rapids, and one son, Carl Oxley of Marion. There are four grandchildren. A brother, Lawson L. Ives, also survives.

Contributed by, Evelyn
Cedar Rapids gazette
Tues. Sept 17, 1907
Marion News page 7
MR PETER GRASSFIELD, an old and respected citizen of Marion, passed away at an early house this morning at his home. Mr. Grassfield had been in very poor health for sometimes and his condition had been very serious the past few days so his death was not unexpected. Besides his wife, who is in very feeble health, four sons, John of Coggon, Ed of Kansas, Peter of Tipton, and Ethan of St Joseph, MO and one daughter, Jennie, who tenderly cared for her parents are left to mourn his departure. All the children were present when the end came. Burial at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, IA.

Contributed by, Evelyn
Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette Thurs Jan 2, 1908 Marion, News page 3 Death of Mrs Grassfield, widow of the late Peter Grassfield, occured this morning at 5 O'clock. Mrs Grassfield had been in very poor health for the past year and her death was not unexpected. Funeral will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock on Saturday.
Burial at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, IA
Contributed by, Bonnie & Mike Camp
Mount Vernon Hawkeye Friday November 23, 1877
Death of Mrs. James M. Camp
Another of our early settlers gone. One by one they are passing away. The sad and sore affliction that has recently fallen upon James M. Camp, Sr., and family, has aroused the pulse of sympathy among a large and wide circle of friends and acquaintances. It has only been about three weeks since we announced the death of his daughter Mary, and now it is our sad task to chronicle the death of this dearly beloved and estimable wife, who died about one o'clock Wednesday afternoon, November 21st.
She has been in poor health for ten years and most of the time during the last five years has been very feeble indeed, and for a year or more her friends have known that she could live but a short time, so that her death was not unexpected. She said to her son James, not more than one hour before she breathed her last, "Oh, I an so tired! If it was the Lord's will I should like to go now." And almost with her last breath she said, "My breath is gone."
She had a very strong, wirey (sic) constitution, and the tenacity with which she clung to life was truly wonderful. Mary (Guiberson) Camp was born in Willsburgh, Ohio, September 8th 1808, was married to James M. Camp, Sr., April 21st, 1830, in Zanesville, Ohio, and moved to Iowa and settled near Davenport August 27th, 1836 and came to Mt. Vernon, November 29th, 1858.She was the mother of eight children-three daughters and five sons. All three of her daughters and two of her sons preceded her in death. She was an upright, consistent, active, zealous member of the Methodist church for over fifty years. Her house and home being head quarters for Methodist preacher and Methodism in the early settlement of this country. She was a good, kind neighbor, a warm hearted, affectionate, self-sacrificing, devoted, tender wife and mother. She loved her home and children; her chief pleasure was here; this was the sanctuary that she loved and in which she lived.
In her death the community has sustained a loss, but the loss to this sorely afflicted family is irreparable. They will fondly dwell upon her many virtues, and forever cherish and keep green her sainted memory. All our hearts go out in sympathy toward this bereaved family.
Funeral service held today at 2 o'clock.

Contributed by, Bonnie & Mike Camp
Mount Vernon Hawkeye Friday November 2, 1877
Death of Mary Camp Bronson
It again becomes our sad and painful duty to announce the death and burial of Mrs. Mary Camp Bronson, of Wyoming, who died at her father's residence in this place at eventide Tuesday. She has been gradually failing for years and her friends knew that she had but a short time to stay. The chill and damp of the grave were known to be upon her, and yet the announcement of her death seemed to starlet every body as the final summons came very unexpectedly after all.
Her friends scarcely realized that she was in any immediate danger. She quietly fell asleep and breathed her last, the watchors (sic) by her bedside hardly knew when her spirit took its flight and bid her sorrowing friends a final adieu. For this tired and weary mother there came rest at the eventide.
The writer has known the decedent for more than a score of years and well do we remember the day when she first came with her parents to reside in this place, and here, we both together, spent our childhood days. Life with all its joys and bitter experiences, its air castles and empty ambitions, its hopes and fears which we all at times have experienced, and as we review the past, how many of our most cherished idols do we find shattered at our feet. Oh, the follies and vanities of this life. Is it any wonder that we grow weary, many of us, long before the end of the journey is reached. But all that we can do is to possess our own souls in patience as did our departed sister, and press forward for the prize that lies beyond the dark river. For all faithful workers rest will surely come ere long, and death should possess no terror to the upright.
Mary Camp was born at St. Louis, Mo., January 22d, 1841 and was married to James A. Bronson, of Wyoming, April 20th, 1871. She leaves a husband, two children, her aged parents and three brothers, besides a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her untimely death and cherish and keep green her memory.
On such occasions as this, all the words of comfort that can be spoken by earthly friends seem at best to be cold and hollow and meaningless. But her sorrowing friends are assured that all is well with her now, and another link has been added to the golden chain, that spans the Heavenly shore where she is now at rest and will ere long welcome them home. Funerals services were held yesterday morning at her father's residence, religious exercises conducted by the Rev, R. D. Parsons after which her remains were buried in our cemetery.
Contributed by, Bonnie & Mike Camp
Mount Vernon Hawkeye January 12, 1894
Death of James M. Camp, Sr.
James M. Camp, Sr., a former well known and highly esteemed resident of Mt. Vernon died at his home in Lincoln, Nebr., Sunday afternoon, January 7th, 1894. A letter from his son, Geo. D. Camp, dated Jan. 7th addressed to our townsman W. E. Platner says: "Father had not been well for two or three weeks, but was up and dressed yesterday, in fact has been able to help himself all the time, until today. He died of old age, being eighty-four years and ten months old. He just went to sleep and that was the last, not a pain or struggle of any kind. We are all so glad he did not have to suffer any more than he did."
His remains, accompanied by his son James M. Camp, Jr., were brought here Tuesday morning for burial in our cemetery and were laid away in the family lot by the side of his former wife and that of his son William and two daughters, Mrs. J. Q. Wilds and Mrs. Brownson (sic Bronson) all of whom were buried here in our cemetery. Brief services were held at the grave conducted by Dr. Hugh Boyd.
Mr. Camp was for many years an active and influential member of the Methodist church in this place and thus another of the early pioneers has passed on to his Eternal home. Our older citizens who are acquainted with this bereaved family sympathize with them in their sorrow.

Contributed by, Stacey Smith
Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 24, 1924
Sam Smith, Victim of Bull's Horns is Dead at Hospital
Samuel Smith, 86, residing 4 miles west of Covington Road, who was gored by a bull Thursday about 1 PM died at a local hospital at 12:25 PM yesterday as the results of his injuries. The accident happened when Mr. Smith attempted to drive the animal back into the pasture from where it had escaped. His shouts for help were heard by Mrs. Robert Smith, who rushed out to find him unconscious and bleeding from the mouth and nose. RR Slade, federal agent, Max Avery and George Hope, who were passing at the time, carried the injuried man to the house and a doctor was summoned. He was later brought to a local hospital.
(A piece seems to be missing) Penn and had lived in Linn County for seventy years. Mr. Smith is survived bty one daughter, Mrs. Bell Lazenby of Omaha and four sons: William H. of Quasqueton, E. E. of Brandon, S. G. of Togo, Canada, and Robert R. at home. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Violetta Klumph of Seattle, WA. Funeral Announcements will be made later.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Wednesday, November 26, 1924
Samuel G. Smith Funeral
Funeral services for Samuel Graves Smith, who died November 23, will be held in the Covington Church at 1:30 PM Friday conducted by Rev. Bruce R. West. Burial will be made in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Contributed by, Stacey Smith
Source: Linn County, Iowa Genealogy Society
Tuesday, July 18, 1916
Mrs. Martha Smith, a resident of Linn County for nearly sixty years, died at her home in Clinton township at 6:30 Sunday evening. Mrs. Smith was 72 years old last May. She was the wife of Mr. Samuel Smith.
Surviving her are her husband, four sons and one daughter. The sons are William H., Ellis E, Samuel G. and Robert F. Smith. The daughter's name is Mrs. Idabelle Lazenby.
Rev. Crippen will officiate at the funeral which will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Interment
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