Linn County Obituaries

July 8, 1969
Hazel R. Mollenhauer, 52, a lifelong resident of the Center Point community except for five years in Arkansas, passed away at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jul 8 in a Cedar Rapids hospital. She was born the daughter of Artie S and Alta Andrews Van Fossen on March 31, 1917 at Alburnett. On Feb. 23, 1935 she was married to Ernest A. Mollenhauer at Lafayette. Mrs. Mollenhauer was a member of the Pythian Sisters.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Franklin (Marlene) Heiserman of Rowley and Susan Mollenhauer at home; two sons, Clarence L. Mollenhauer of Center Point and George of Walker; her mother, Alta Van Fossen of Center Point; a brother, Gerald Van Fossen of Center Point and nine grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday July 10 at the Murdoch Chapel in Center Point conducted by Dr. Loren T. Jenks. Interment will be at Lafayette cemetery. Friends may, if they wish, contribute to the Cancer Fund as a memorial
Contributed by, Kely Loveless

August 2, 1969
Rites Saturday for Kenneth Andrews 33
Center Point: Kenneth F Andrews, 33, an employee of Cherry Burrell Corp. and a resident of the Center Point community for the past 25 years, died suddenly Wednesday morning. He was born Sept. 30, 1935 at Walker. On Aug. 1, 1959 at Palo, he was married to Linda Mc Clurg. Mr. Andrews was a member of the Center Point, town council
Surviving besides his wife are two children, Susan and Jimmy, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Andrews of Center Point; nine sisters, Mrs. Melvin Buker of California, Mrs. Clem Keyes of Des Moines, Mrs. Norvel Cady of Marion, Mrs. Harold Erger, Mrs. Edgar Saddoris and Gladys Andrews, all of Center Point, Mrs. Verle Leege of Chicago, Mrs. Howard Ashlock of Urbana and Mrs. Mike Krob of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five brothers, Carl J, Claude, Ronny, Danny and Kevin, all of Center Point.
Services; Saturday at 1 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran church. Friends may call at the Murdoch chapel after 1 p.m. Thursday.
(Interment was in the Center Point Cemetery)
Contributed by, Kely Loveless

Sept 6 1969
John W. Wormer, 86, a retired automobile dealer, and lifelong resident of the Center Point community, passed away at 12:32 a.m., Saturday, Sept 6 at his home in Center Point. He was born the son of John and Annie Miller Wormer on Now.23, 1882 at Center Point. Mr. Wormer was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are his wife and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Dennis of Center Point. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Opal M Ellswood.
Services were at 3:30 Monday Sept 8 at the First Christian church in Center Point. Interment was at Center Point cemetery.
Contributed by, Kely Loveless

Sept 9 1969
Walker Rites for Larry Auen 23
Walker: Larry E Auen 23, an employe of the Corn Blossom Co. at Independence and a lifelong resident of the Walker community died Wednesday, at university hospitals in Iowa city.
He was born Dec 3, 1945 at Walker. On Dec 31, 1965 he was married to Carol Fagle at Independence. He was graduated from the Troy Mills high school in 1964 and served with the U.S. army in Germany.
Surviving are his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Auen of Rowley; two sisters, Karla Boom of Cedar rapids and Bette Auen of Rowley; his maternal parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Price of Quasqueton.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the United Church of Walker, with the Rev. Richard A. Snyder officiating. Friends may call at the Murdoch funeral home in Walker after 1 p.m. Friday
Contributed by, Kely Loveless

The Hampton Globe, Nov. 5, 1897
A Good Woman Gone
Another Hampton [Iowa] home is sadly distressed. Mrs. Henry Gray [Alice May Smith] is dead. The spirit of the kind wife and loving mother has gone back to the God who gave it and her husband and family of four children, two boys and two little girls, are bowed down with great grief. So also is her large circle of friends, for Mrs. Gray was a most lovable, highly esteemed, queenly woman. Born in Barre, New York, March 3, 1858, married to Mr. Gray twenty-two years later, and being surrounded by an interesting little family in a pleasant home, it is indeed inexpressibly sad that one who had so much to live for should thus be cut down in early age. ...The casket was removed from the church by the pall bearers and the funeral cortege proceeded to Hillside cemetery, headed by the P.E.O. society, and the last sad rites were performed, and the grief stricken family and hundreds of sorrowing friends turned their faces homeward.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gray, parents of the bereaved husband, were unable to attend the funeral services owing to the illness of Mr. Gray -- a sore disappointment to them indeed. Jeremiah Smith, of Cedar Rapids, father of deceased, accompanied by his wife, her brother, Frank A. Smith and wife, of the same place, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Dowing, of Marshalltown, were among those present from abroad.
Submitted by, Dean Broz

Cedar Rapids Iowa Obit
Posted on Wed, Nov. 27, 2002
Norman McCalley
Norman McCalley, 78, a farm adviser, died Friday at Marshall Hospital in Placerville.He was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., and earned a master's degree in entomology. He served in World War II as a sergeant in the Air Force, including duty in China and India. He retired from the University of California Extension Service in Salinas and was an authority on pest management in grapes and vegetable crops. For the past six years, he served as president of El Dorado Christmas Tree Growers. He was an active Christmas tree grower with his wife, Dorothy, at Ardencaple Christmas Tree Farm in Placerville, where they planted their first trees 25 years ago.Mr. McCalley made many contributions to Monterey County agriculture, including tracking aphid populations that fed on lettuce and sugar beets, transmitting damaging virus diseases. He also developed information that led to strategies for the control of cabbage maggot on broccoli and cauliflower. His work provided data that contributed to the control of heavy leaf miner populations that destroyed lettuce and spinach crops. He helped refine pesticide programs to control the artichoke plume moth, and worked closely with the Artichoke Growers Association. He also worked on the control of several economic pests of wine grapes. He was part of a small group of university specialists who trained more than 100 pest control advisers at Hartnell College. His knowledge of entomology made him a prominent member of the agriculture community.Mr. McCalley was an Eagle Scout and served as the first scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 125 in Salinas. He enjoyed fishing, especially for Walleyed Pike in northern Minnesota. He was an expert smallmouth bass fisherman, who enjoyed fishing at Sly Park Reservoir in Pollock Pines.Mr. McCalley is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy McCalley of Placerville; a son, Scott McCalley of Vacaville; a daughter, Christy Sondeno of Hollister; a brother, Russell McCalley of Sedona; and three grandchildren.A memorial celebration will be held Saturday at the Olde Spaghetti Factory in Rancho Cordova.

Contributed by, Philip Pease
Cedar Rapids Republican, October 10, 1911
Pioneer Woman Is Called To Her Rest
Mrs. Lydia Parks Had Lived In This City For 67 Years-She Died Sunday
Sunday evening at 6 o'clock there expired in this city one of the oldest pioneer women of Cedar Rapids Mrs. Lydia Parks. Her death occurred at the residence of daughter, Mrs. M.L.Weatherwax 409 F avenue west with whom she had resided for a long time. Mrs. Parks had been a resident of this city for the past sixty-seven years. Miss Lydia Harris was born on March 29 1825 in Canada. She came to this country when a young girl and in 1844 settled in this city. In those early days she acquired a tract of land from the government and managed to keep possession of it all her life. This is a large farm situated near Linn Junction. She was an unusually bright and active despite her age and retained her faculties to the last. Even till her death she was conscious of everything.
Mrs. Parks was very well known. She leaves a large circle of relatives and a great host of friends. Those who survive her are her daughter, Mrs. M.L. Weatherwax of this city, a son, George Clark, of Marion, and two daughters Mrs. R.E. Allen of Arnold Neb., Mrs. Carl Gross of Hyannis Neb. Eighteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon. Brief services will be conducted at the residence of Mr. Weatherwax at 1 o'clock. Rev. Crowder will officiate. At 2:30 services will be held at the Shiloh church. The internment will be in the Shiloh cemetery.

Contributed by, Philip Pease
Cedar Rapids Gazette Sept 26? 1918
Record of Geo. Clark Who Died Recently With Incidents of Historical Value
War Record
Enlisted as volunteer August 1862 Member of Co. A 31st Iowa Infantry.
In battle of Vicksburg and siege for forty-seven days
Wounded in battle of Lookout Mountain.
With Sherman on March to the Sea.
Last battle at Bentonville, N.C.
Marched from Bentonville to Washington D.C.
In Grand Review in Washington, May 1965
Was a member of T.Z.Cook post. G.A.R. No.235
A resident of Linn county for nearly seventy-four years and a veteran of the Civil war with a record that covers the larger portion of that period. George Clark who died Sept. 22, at Palo, has left his family an example of a life characterized by unusual achievements and experiences.
The appended sketch of Mr. Clark's life has been submitted to The Evening Gazette for publication:
George Clark was born in Sheriday(Chariton) county Mo. April 28 1843. When eighteen months of age he came, with his parents, to Linn county, Iowa, where he grew to manhood, near Linn Junction. He was united in marriage with Caroline J. Korston(Kortson), January 25, 1866. About forty years ago they moved to the farm four miles southwest of Palo, where they lived until five years ago when they moved to Palo. Thus he was a resident of Linn county for nearly seventy-four years. In August 1862 he enlisted as a volunteer in the Union army, being a member of Co. A 31st Iowa infantry. He was in the battle of Vicksburg, throughout that memorable siege of forty-seven days. He was wounded by a bullet in the hand at the battle of Look Out Mountain. He lost a finger by this wound. He was with Sherman on the March to the Sea. His last battle was at Bentonville N.C. He marched from there to Washington D.C. and was in the grand review there in May 1865. He was mustered out at Louisville, Ky., June 17 1865 with an honorable discharge. He always kept up his comradship with the Grand Army boys. He was a member of T.Z. Cook post G.A.R. No. 235. He was a man of unusual activity for his years and enjoyed good health.
On September 21 he drove out to the farm and gathered walnuts. He was in fine spirits and stopped along the day to visit with his old neighbors. That same night at 10 o'clock he was taken severely ill. A doctor was called. He knew Mr. Clark was in a serious condition. Mr Clark himself said he was getting better. He showed in the last hours of his life old time pluck and determination, but death claimed him, and death came Sunday, September 22, at 4:25 a.m. He was aged 75 years, 4 months and 24 days. Mr. Clark was well liked for his good nature and fine sense of humor, and his integrity. As a neighbor he was most accommodating, always ready to assist with all his strength. Everyone was his friend. His bunkmate during his army service was R.E. Tripp of Marion. Mr. Tripp along with other members of the G.A.R. attended the funeral and was able to tell of many incidents of Mr. Clarks unselfish service and high honor.
Mr. Clark leaves his widow. They celebrated their golden wedding three years ago. He also leaves seven children, four sons and three daughters. Three sisters and one brother also survive. The sons are: David of Naples, S.D.; Martin of Rock, Island Ill. Leslie and Byron of Linn county. The daughters are: Clemma, wife of Charles Young of Palo; Jennie, wife of John H. Pease of Cedar Rapids; and Ida, wife of Guy B. Wright of Waterloo. His sisters are Mrs. Martha (Nancy)(Martin) Weatherwax of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Levira Allen of Arnold Neb.; and Mrs. Josephine Cross of Lilly Fla. His brother is David R. Parks of Malta Mont. He will always be remembered by all as a good brother, a devoted husband and a kind father. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Palo Wednesday afternoon, September 25, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. J.P. Van Horn of Trinity church Cedar Rapids was in charge. The Rev. R.E. Thompson of Palo offered prayer. The G.A.R. with David King, leading, conducted the services at the grave in the Palo cemetery. A large concourse of neighbors and friends attended.

Contributed by,
Cedar Rapids Republican
Tues. 13, Nov 1894
Mrs. Frank Kula, a Resident of Iowa for Forty years passes away. Prairieburg, Nov. 12--Special: The wife of Frank Kula died here Nov. (, after a period of much suffering, aged about wighty years, leaving a husband and ten children. Mrs. Kula was a resident here for forty years.
Note Mrs. Frank Kula was Mary Reha/Riha born 2-1-1812 she is buried St. Joseph's cemetary in Prairieburg They immigrated to Iowa in 1852 and to Linn County in 1853.

Contributed by,
Ceder Rapids Republican
Sun. 10 Jan 1926
BEZDEK--Serices for Mrs. Katherine Bezdek will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katherine Zabokrtoky. Twenty-eighth avenue.and J street, west, tomorrow at 9:30 a. m. and at 10 o'clock from St. Ludmilla's church.
Requiem mass will be conducted by Rev. Father Frank H. Hruby. Burial will be in Bohemian Catholic cemetery.
Note: Mrs. Bezdek was married to Martin Bezdek Katrina Cervenka was b 1-9-1838 d 1-8-1926. Immigrated to the US 1867

Contributed by,
Cedar Rapids Gazette
26 Oct. 1971
Mrs. Milo Bezdek
Mary Leone Bezdek, 73, of 1063 Fifth avenue SE, widow of Milo M. Bezdek, died Saturday after a brief illness. A former realtor, she was born April 22, 1898, at Grand Jundtion and has lived in Cedar Rapids most of her life.
Surviving are a sister, Loretta Thompson of Cedar Rapids, and a brother, Joseph Collogan of Cedar Rapids.
Services: 10 a.m., Tuesday at Brosh chapel by the Rev. William Leonard. Burial: Czech National Father Lwonard will recite the Rosary 7:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel, where friends may call after 1 p.m.

Contributed by, Marilyn O'Conner
Cedar Rapids Gazette May 6, 1919
John Corell Dies
John Corell 37 years old died at 5: 00 A.M. today at his home 269 Highland Drive, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, two children and five brothers and two sisters. The funeral will be held at the Wymen Chapel Thursday at 1:00 P.M. Burial will in Linwood Cemetery.

Contributed by, Marilyn O'Conner
Cedar Rapids Gazette Monday Jan. 3, 1921
Mrs Louise V. Corell 70, died at a local hospital at 4:30 A.M. today. She was born in Medinah County, Ohio, and came to Iowa with her parents at the age of six. They first settled near Volga City after which they moved to Greeley where she was married. She and her husband resided in Greeley for forty years, afterwards coming to Cedar Rapids where they have lived the past fourteen years.
Mrs Corell has always been an active and tireless worker in church and lodge circles among which are the Robert Morris chapter of O.E.S. at Greeley, Degree of Honor State of Maine, Rebecca Lodge Women's Relief Corps. of G.G.R., the Ladies Militant and a member of the Peoples Church. She is survived by five sons and two daughters. Park of Dubuque, Dunham and Ed of Greeley, Harry and Mrs A. B. Nichols of Cedar Rapids, Charles of California and Mrs George Chamberlain of Racine Minn.
The funeral services will be held from Wymers Chapel tomorrow at 2:30 P.M. the Rev. Galvin officating. Wed. morning the body will be taken to Greeley where services will be held from the Methodist Church in charge of the O.E.S. and burial will be in the Greeley Cemetery.
Several years later, Mr. Higley, with his brother, Mort J., founded a butter, egg, and poultry packing business known as "Elmer Higley and Company. Their offices were located where the Simon cigar store now stands, and the packing house was on the present site of Fawcett Electric and Auto Supply shop. For a time Mr. Higley owned the entire corner from the alley to Second street for a considerable depth.
Erected Granby Building
In 1894. The Granby building, one of the monuments to the buildings owner's success, was erected at the corner of Second street and Third avenue. It was at that time Mr. Higley began what proved to be his life work.
His brother who had been associated with him in the business soon after moved from Cedar Rapids and Mr. Higley was left in charge of the new building. The property diagonal from it, what is now the American Trust corner, the Farmer's Insurance building and a 40 acre addition to the city on a portion of which he later located his home.
In 1917 the Higley building, his most notable achievement, was erected opposite the Granby building, at the northwest corner of the intersection of Third avenue and Second street. Other holdings, apart from the Granby building and certain sections in town were disposed of. The north half of the addition on which he had lived had been sold as Idlewild addition," and the south portion was known as the "Elmer H. Higley addition."
Because of failing health and a desire to see him associated in his father's business, Mr. Higley took his son Fred M. Higley, into his enterprise as building manager, and in that capacity the latter, whose home is at 857 South Sixteenth street, expects to continue his father's business. "Elmer Higley was always very constructive in anything he proposed or did for the city of Cedar Rapids," asserted Edward Killian of the Killian Company in an interview Saturday night. "Whenever one would meet him, Mr. Higley was thinking of something for the betterment of the community as a whole. One couldn't say enough in his favor as a substantial citizen."
Helped Develop City
"Mr. Higley was deserving of much commendation for the part he played in the development of Cedar Rapids as well as his own business enterprises." Was the statement Edward M. Scott president of the Security Savings bank. "When Mr. Higley and his brother were operating a wholesale produce house in Cedar Rapids a number of years ago, it was in a large measure due to Elmer's efforts that the industry prospered. The erection of the Higley building was a progressive step and a credit to the city and its builder. He was a man of integrity and paid strict attention to his duties. He was always very much interested in public affairs, more so, in fact, than many persons realized. His loyalty to Cedar Rapids should be an inspiration to all of our citizens."
Devoted to Community.
"Elmer Higley was a very fine man and splendid citizen, declared Henry Kadgihn. "His greatest contribution to the growth of Cedar Rapids was the construction of the Higley and Granby building, and they stand as monuments to his devotion to and faith in the community. He was at all times deeply concerned about the progress of Cedar Rapids." Mr. Higley's wife, Mrs. Helen Olds Higley, and daughter Helen, who have been in Vermont and Canada on an extended vacation tour, were telegraphed at once although it is believed they may have already begun their journey homeward.
With Him at End
Fred M. Higley, the pioneer's son, was with him during his final moments.
Besides his widow to whom he was married December 29, 1880, and his son and daughter of Cedar Rapids, Mr. Higley is survived by another son Maj. Harvey D. Higley, USA, stationed at Ft. Riley, KS. A third son, Donald Sturgis Higley, died about four years following his birth in 1883. A brother, Mort J. also survives.
Mr. Higley was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, but was affiliated with no lodges or clubs. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Contributed by,
Mrs. Joseph B Holub.
Special to The Gazette Repulbican 1927
PRAIRIEBURG Aug. 6 Funeral services were held at St Joseph's Catholic church here Friday for Mrs. Joseph B. Holub. Solemn requiem mass was celebrated the Rev. Stephen Kucera, pastor. The Rev. Wm. Holub, of Dubuque, nephew of Mrs. Holub was deacon, the Rev. Louis McDonough of Dubuque, subdeason. A sermon in Bohemian was preached by the Rev. Sephen Kucera, and the Rev. William Holub delivered a sermon in English. Miss Esther Hrunik of Cedar Rapids played, the organ and sang. Burial was in St. Joseph's cemetary at Prairieburg.
Mrs. Holub died at her home here Wednesday after an illness of three weeks.
As Theresa Bezdek she was born 64 years ago in Bohemia, coming to this country when a child, with her parents, who settled near Cedar Rapids, later moving to Prairieburg. She was married about 1881 to Joeseph B Holub, who with twelve children survive. The children are Frank, William, Joseph, Albert, Antone, Edward, Michael, Mrs. Anna Kula, Mrs. Bessie Kula, Mrs. Frances Kula, Mrs. Emma Kula, and Miss Elizabeth at home. The others are married and settled near Prairieburg.
Note: Theresa Holub was married first to Frank Holub who died 12-25-1881 when she was pregnant with their only child Frank. Frank Sr. was Joseph B Holub's brother. Tombstone reads 1861-1927. She was the daughter of Martin and Katrina Bezdek.

Contributed by,
Mon. 18 Oct. 1999
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Ann Moran, 88, of 6420 Council St. NE, died Saturday, Oct. 16 1999, in Mercy Medical Center following a long illness. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mathew's Catholic Church, by the Rev. Mark Osterhaus. Graveside services and interment: 1 p.m. Tuesday. St Martins Cemetery, Cascade. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home, where a Scriptural wake service begins at 7 p.m.
Survivors include two sons, David of Kalona and Patrick of Marion; and a brother, Ralph Simmons of Prairieburg.
Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Helen Simmons of Monticello and Mildred Ralston of Maquoketa; a special niece, Janice Goedken of Cedar Rapids; and other nieces and nepheww. Ann was born April 30, 1911, in Monticello, Iowa to Joseph and Ann Holub Simmons. She married Joseph Moran on May 28, 1946, in Cedar Rapids. He died in 1957. she was a member of St. Mathew's Catholic Church.
A memorial fund has been established.

Contributed by,
5-5-78 Fri
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Carl F. Holub, 30, a longtime resident of Linn County, before moving to Onalaska, Wis. , 18 months ago, died Thursday in a Cedar Rapids hospital, following a long illness.
Born Dept. 27, 1947, at Manchester, he was married to Lynn Gross Feb 1,1969, at Cascade. Mr. Holub served with the National Guard for six years. He was regional director for Life Investors Insurance Company and a member of their Fortunaires and President's Club. he was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Knight's of Columbus.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Jason, two daughters, jeanna and Jaxquelyn, all at home; his father, Stanley Holub, Prarieburg; three brothers, Wayne , Coggon; Maynard and Benjamin, both of Prairieburg; four sisters, Mrs. Grant Wilken, Marion; Mrs. James Tresnak, and Mrs. Kevin Casey, both of Cedar Rapids, and Tamara Holub, Prairieburg.
Services: 10:30 A.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Prairieburg, by the Rev. Thomas Bisenius. Burial: St Joseph's Cemetery in Praiirieburg. Friends may call at the Murdoch Chapel in Central City after 6 p.m. Saturday. A Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Staruday and Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributed by, Merllene Bendixen
Enoch F. Hogle (Clipping from unidentified newspaper, collection of Alta Ramey Andre.)
A long familiar figure and one of Mount Vernon’s patriarchal citizens, the oldest living citizen of the town, passed to his reward last Thursday with the death of Enoch F. Hogle. It was the close of a life which in spite of the weight of almost four score years and ten was bright and active to the end. It was also the conclusion of an allotted time on earth which was generally recognized as exceptionally well, usefully and worthily spent. With the general realization of a faithful and deserving servant gone to his reward is accordingly mingled the prized memory of an esteemed associate and fellow citizen.
Enoch F. Hogle was born at Shaghticoke, New York, May 8, 1825. He died at Mount Vernon, Iowa, May 1, 1914, at the age of eighty-nine years and thirteen days. He was married to Thankful S. Burch, of New York State, December 31, 1850, who died five years later. To them were born three children, only one of whom, the eldest, Mrs. C. G. Manchester, of Joplin, Missouri, is now living.
He was again married March 25, 1856, to Isabella Winey. To this union were born ten children, five of whom still survive. Mrs. Jemima Botts, of Caldwell, Idaho; Dr. G. W. Hogle, of Mount Vernon; Mrs. Anna E. Streby, of Greely, and Stella M. Kepler of Mount Vernon. There are also now living forty grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Eight years ago, on March 25, 1906, at their home in Mount Vernon, they celebrated their golden wedding. His companion passed away four years ago. He became a resident of Mount Vernon in 1891, having moved here from his farm near Vail, for the purpose of educating his children. He was the seventh child of a family of twelve children, all of whom have passed beyond, excepting his youngest brother, Charles Hogle of Ruport, Vermont.
At eighteen years of age, he was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he ever remained a faithful and devoted member. To few, religion was more to a verity than to him. He knew that his Redeemer lived and that he would see Him. His lover for his bible was fervent and true, and he was happiest when reading its pages, or talking with his Savior. At least fifty-seven times he read from Genesis to Revelation, beginning January the first of each year. At the time of his death he was the oldest member of this church and also the oldest resident of Mount Vernon.
His last illness dates from January, 1914, when he suffered an attack of pneumonia. After a long period of confinement he was able, on Mar eight, his birthday, to enjoy the beautiful day in the open air and to go to his own room, which he so much enjoyed. About a week later in a moment of dizziness he fell. He never fully recovered from the shock, and passed away at midnight, May twenty-first, at the home of his son, G. W. Hogle, where he had made his home for the past four years.
The funeral services were held at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal Church in charge of the pastor, Rev. R. D. Parsons, a former pastor and long time personal friend of the decedent who delivered the memorial address. Favorite hymns of the departed were rendered by a quartet from the church choir. Five grandsons and a nephew acted as pall bearers. The interment following was in the family lot at the Mount Vernon cemetery.
Besides the son, Dr. G. W. Hogle and family and the daughter, Mrs. Stella Kepler and family, of Mount Vernon, there were in attendance from out of town points, H. S. Hogle, of Greeley, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McLeod of Gault, Wm. Andre and John Harrison, of Manilla, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Winey, of Milford; R. M. J. Winey and son of De Witt; Mr. and Mrs. Hall and Mrs. E. Homan of Cedar Rapids.

Contributed by, Marilyn O'Connor
Harry Correll* Dies Suddenly At Cedar Rapids.
Well Known In Greeley
Was Brother of E. J. Corell of This Place, Had Resided in Cedar Rapids Many Years. Buried Here.
Harry Correll was found dead Monday morning at 803 Third Street SE where he roomed. Coroner B.L. Knight, who was called declared death was due to a heart attack about 10 a.m. Sunday. Mr. Correll was born March 5, 1873 at Greeley. He was a structural iron worker. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. A. B. Nichols, Cedar Rapids; Mrs George Chamberlain, of Racine, Minn. and three brothers, Charles F., Los Angeles; Dunham of Dubuque, and Edwin at Greeley. Funeral services were in Greeley Wednesday at 2 p.m.
The above notice was taken from the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Harry Correll was well known to the older people of Greeley. He was never married and had resided for many years in Cedar Rapids. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Pease of the M. E. church and burial was made in the family lot in Grant View.
The Home Press extends sympathy to the sorrowing relatives. (March 8, 1935) * (Correct spelling Corell)

Contributed by, Merllene Bendixen
(Clipping from unidentified newspaper; collection of Alta Ramsey Andre)
James Hanford Ramsey was born in Chester County, Penn., September 17, 1825. He died in Gray, Audubon County, Iowa, March 14, 1900, aged 74 years 5 months and 27 days.
While he was a young man he went to Ohio where he made his home for a number of years. On March 5, 1853, he was married to Miss Nancy Richey of Osceola, Crawford County, Ohio.
About ten years later they moved to Linn county, Iowa, where they lived a number of years. Later on they moved to Carroll county, Iowa, making their home at Dedham, where they have lived for the past thirty-one years. To them were born ten children, seven of whom are living and six of them were present at the time of his death, the oldest son, living in Oklahoma, was not able to come.
He was a quiet man, never having much to say, but had strong convictions of right from wrong. Nothing ever persuaded him to say or do what he considered to be wrong. He was a man with a clean character. He was always a good, kind husband and father. The wife and children have nothing to remember but kind, loving words and deeds. He was always an industrious, hard working man, even after the loss of his good right hand. Never being willing to have others do for him when he was at able to do for himself.
A year ago last September he had a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered. He became able to be around the house for a while, but lat April he took to his bed and has been able to sit up only a short time since then. For several months he has been able to be up only long enough at a time to arrange his bed. Last fall he expressed a desire to come to Gray to stay with his daughter, Mrs. Thompson. His wish was granted and he bravely bore the fatigue of the long ride.
He has gradually failed since cold weather set in. The last month of his life he failed very rapidly. All through his sickness he, at times, has been a great sufferer. The past few weeks his sufferings have been great, but through it all he has been so patient and bore his pain so quietly that only those who had the care of him can al all realize what he passed through. He never mad a complaint until his sufferings became so intense that they could not be borne in silence. But at last he fell asleep only to awaken beyond all pain and suffering. He was a member of the Methodist church, and in his death the church has lost a good member. The neighbors have lost a kind, good friend and the family has lost a husband and father whose only fault was that he was too kind and indulgent. But while they mourn their loss they rejoice that he has lot nothing, but has gained everything. “Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep.”
Card of Thanks – We desire to thank those who so kindly assisted us during the recent illness and death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Ramsey and Family

Contributed by, Gene Steyne
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Tues., April 3, 1945
Arthur B. Steyne
Arthur B. Steyne, 640 Fifteenth Avenue SW, painter and interior decorator and a resident of Cedar Rapids for the last 36 years, died in a local hospital at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday following an extended illness. Born May 7, 1878, in Monticello, he moved to Cedar Rapids from Onslow, where he was married March 4, 1903, to Daisy Krouse.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, mrs. Lucile Youtzy of Cedar Rapids; a son, John Steyne, a navy Seabee at Camp Endicott, R.I.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank McLaughlin, Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Anna Webster, Rapid City, S.D.; two brothers, Ira Steyne, Hibbing, Minn., and Earl Steyne, Northfield, Minn.; and seven grandchildren. A son, Carl Leslie Steyne, died in 1914. Mr. Steyne was a member of Trenity Methodist church.
Services will be held in the Turner chapel at a time to be an- nounced later. Burial will be at Wyoming. Friends may call at the chapel Wednesday.

Contributed by, Gene Steyne
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Fri., June 13, 1958
Steyne Services
Services for Mrs. Arthur B. Steyne, 1525 Ninth Avenue SW, who died Thursday, will be conducted in the Turner chapel at 1:30 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Glenn S. Hartong of Trinity Meth- odist church. Graveside services at 3 p.m. at Wyoming ceme- tery. Friends may call at the chapel.

Contributed by, Gene Steyne
Cedar Rapids Gazette, Tues., 14 Apr., 1914
Death of Infant: -- Saturday night at 10:30 o'clock, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Steyne, 908 L Street west were called to mourn the death of their 10 months old son, Carl Leslie. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, Rev. Winslow brown officiating. The body will be taken this morning at 5 o'clock to Wyoming, Ia., for interment.

Contributed by, Joan Trostel (Cook)
Perry J. Cook
P.J. Cook, a long time resident of Central City, died at his home here last Sunday afternoon, May 14, 1922, after a entended illness, but he was not confined to his bed but a few days. Perry J. Cook was born Sept. 15, 1845 and was a private in the 14th Iowa Infantry Co. G. He is survived by his wife Mary E. and three sons, Thad, Lee and Floyd, and one daughter, Mrs. Chloe Rockwell, The funeral was held Tuesday and burial was in Jordans Grove Cemetery.

Contributed by, Jo Lynn Drake
Monday 17 December, 1923
Brown: Saturday morning at 8:30, there will be a brief funeral service at the Lesinger Chapel for John Brown. Who died Saturday at 1:00 P.M. At 9:00 A.M. Tuesday Mass will be read at St. Wenceslaus church with Rev. Vojacek officiating. Interment will be in Bohemian National Cemetery.

Contributed by, Jo Lynn Drake
Mrs. Jennie Brown, 78 died at a local hospital at 10:45 P.M. Wednesday following a stroke suffered a short time before. She was the widow of John Brown, who preceeded her in death six years ago. Eight children survive John, James and Walter of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Frank Nashal, Mrs. Joseph Balik, both of Mason City; Mrs. James Stritesky, Mrs. Joseph Cabalka and Mrs. John Witalcil all of Cedar Rapids. She also leaves 26 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. John Kozel, Silver Hill Ala. and Mrs. John Bracha, Mill Town, S.D. Funeral announcements will be made later.

Contributed by, Jo Lynn Drake
Mrs. Alby Flaherty 25, wife of Leo Flaherty died in a local hospital at 6:00 P.M. yesterday following a illness of seventeen weeks. She was born in South Dakota and had lived in Cedar Rapids twelve years. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son Richard Louis aged 4, her mother Mrs. Jennie Brown, five sisters;Mrs Tena Natchel, Mrs. Joseph Balak, both of Mason City. Mrs. John Witalcil, Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Joseph Balik, Austin Minn., Mrs. Rose Stritesky, Cedar Rapids and three brothers James and John of Los Angeles and Walter of Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held at the B.T. Flaherty home at 8:30 A.M. Saturday and at at 9:00 in the St. Wenceslaus church conducted by Rev. Father Kacera, Burial will be in Mount Calvary Chapel.

Contributed by, Elane Aldinger
Funeral of Tobias Rauch, January 25, 1917, Center Point Independent
The funeral of the late Tobias Rauch, who died at his farm home late Tuesday night, will be held at the Greene's Grove church Friday, at 10:30 A.M. Burial will be in the Greene's Grove cemetery. Tobias Rauch was one of Linn county's pioneers having lived near this city for the last sixty years. His wife, Sarah Ann Oliphant, who died in 1900, was one of the first white children to be born in Iowa. Mr. Rauch is survived by four sons, Jacob S. and William T. of Oregon: Thomas J. of California, and Royal T. Rauch of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Priscilla Doty, of Garrison, Iowa. Mr. Rauch came to Iowa in 1856, settling in Linn county, which has been his home ever since.
Cedar Rapids Gazette Wed. 24, January, 1917
Death Claims Long Time Resident of Linn County
Funeral services for Tobias Rauch who died late Tuesday at his farm home, thirteen miles north of Cedar Rapids, will be held at Greene's Grove church at 10:30 a.m. Friday, the Rev. S.W. Mentzer officiating. Burial will be in Greene's Grove cemetery. Tobias Rauch was one of Linn county's pioneers, having lived near this city the last sixty years. His wife, Sarah Ann Oliphant, who died in 1900, was one of the first white children to be born in Iowa. Mr. Rauch is survived by four sons, Jacob S. and William T. of Oregon: Thomas J. of California and Royal T. Rauch, of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Priscilla Doty, of Garrison, Iowa. This pioneers came to Iowa in 1856 and settled in Linn county where he has lived continuously.

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