Mrs FJ Balgeman dies

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Mrs FJ Balgeman dies - John Ferguson. (Upper Des Moines Newsfoto)....
John Ferguson. (Upper Des Moines Newsfoto). 1,000 Pay Last Respects At Balgemans' Funerals Whiitemore — The people of Whittemore and the community 'at large were greatly shpcked last Wednesday-' .eyening .when the' sad> new's-waarTspoKted''that Mrs. Frank Balgeman, wife of Whittemore's mayor, was killed in an automobile accident \vhich occurred at 5:30 p. m. two miles west of Hutchins. Mrs. Balgeman died in an ambulance enroute to 'a hospital in Mason City. Mr. Balgeman was taken to the Mercy hospital in Mason City, as he suffered suffered a broken neck, head injuries, injuries, and broken legs and an arm. He never regained consciousness consciousness and at 2:30 p. m. Friday he also passed away. No death ever upset the entire community in such a manner as did the death of these two esteemed esteemed people. They had a very keen insight into what was pleasing pleasing to everybody. There was nothing selfish about both of them, as they were generous to a fault, and were always ready to help those in need. Funerals Monday Hundreds of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Balgeman visited the home Saturday and Sunday to pay tribute tribute to their worth. And it was estimated that over 1000 attended funeral services held at Grace Lutheran church in West Bend, Monday afternoon. Burial was in the family lot in one grave, side by side, at West Bend. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful. The Balgemans were on their way home Wednesday evening from Clear Lake, where Mr. Balgeman Balgeman went to take treatments, and in some way unknown by tq n Smith, Barber Farm Sales Set Three farm sales will be found advertised in today's Algona Upper Des Moines, as follows: Dec. 6, Tuesday, Harold Smith southwest of Algona, starting at 1 p. m. Colwell Bros, are auctioneers, auctioneers, and the Iowa State Bank o: Algona is clerk, Thirty head of cattle and farm machinery are offered, as well as hogs and mis cellaneous items. Pec. 7, Wednesday, Harold Bar per, 5V? north and' 1% east o: Woden, a big sale of stock and machinery, B, A. Reemstma is auctioneer, and the Farmers Bank & Trust of Crystal Lake is clerk Dec, 7, Wednesday, Ray Merron 4% east and 2% south of Burt complete closing out sale. Quinn & Fraser, auctioneers; Farmer & Traders Savings Bank, Ban croft, clerk. gale dates are listed free in th Upper Des Moines farm sale dir ectory each week, and should b announced well ahead of time See. this, paper as soon as yo have selected your, sale date. nybody, Mr. Balgeman's car werved out of its course into Gross, C. ton Buss, he path , of the-car driven by- Wilbert Olson 'of Mason 'City ssistant construction superinten- ent of the Standard Oil Corn- any, of Mason City, who'sufferec hock and chest injuries. He also ,vas taken to the Mercy hospital n Mason City. Mrs. Balgeman was ompletely thrown from the car rpm-the impact. The Standard Oil Company car was a complete ivreck in front, and the Balgeman ar was caved in on its right side. Mr. Olson called at the Balgeman Balgeman home here Friday and stated hat he did not. think that Mr. Jalgeman tried to turn out to >ass the car ahead of him,' but :hought that his brakes, locked arid caused the sudden swerve. Joint funeral services were leld for Mr. and Mrs, Balgeman. • Mr. Balgeman was 75, his' wife 68. Mrs. Balgeman was born in Sermany, in 1881, and came to his country when an infant. "She >ecame the bride of Mr. Balgeman Balgeman on Feb. 12, 1901, in Bonfield, 1. Eleven children were born to ;he couple, six sons and five daughters. Three children , preceded preceded their parents in death. Children Surviving Sons surviving are George, iouis and Delbert .of. West Bend, rlarry of Whittemore, and the daughters are Meta, Mrs. Clarence Johnson, West. Bend;- Ruth, Mrs. Oscar Schattschneider, Davenport; Bernice; Mrs. William Heller, Al- ;ona; Viola, Mrs. Fran,k Behnke, jatimer; A brother, Herman Kunde of ECankakee, 111., also survives Mrs. Balgeman. Frank Balgeman born May An All-State 8$, Benedict — Jean Penton went 'to PCS Moines Friday to sing in-ttw All State High Sphool Chorus. Jean was the soprano resentative for the Lu Verne !h School. There were 43QP < in the chorus. 3, 1875, at Bonnville, 111.. After iis marriage as stated, the family moved in 1902 to their farm three miles south of Whittemore, They retired in 1929 and moved to Whittemore to live. In 1942 they moved 'to West Bend, then sold and returned to Whittemore to live in 1947. Supervisor 18 Years Mr. Balgeman was the mayor of Whittemore at the time of his. death, and for many years was supervisor from the first district and a prominent figure in county affairs, for 18 years in office. Pallbearers for Mrs. Balgeman were her nephews, Harlan Balgeman, Balgeman, Richard Harms, Ronald Miller, Miller, Burrous Miller, Kenneth Balgeman Balgeman and Earl Rudnick. Pallbearers for Mr. Balgeman were Elmer Gronbacb, LuVerne; George Hanselman and Ernest Habeger, West Bend; Elmer Bell, Whittemore; William A- Rusch, Cedar Falls; and Thomas Kettel* son, Algona. Honorary pallbearers for Mr. Balgeman were Henry Krueger, West Bend; Wm. Wehrspan, Qt* tosen; Edward Greinert, Peter Fuchsen, J. M. Fleming and " man Zumach, Whittemore. Two sisters, Mrs. Peter bell of s^katchewsn, Canada, and Mrf. Fjed §ch,Mrg of Whitte- survive him, ena two broth^ •--•'-' W S. P. ien.4- Ross. Raul A. Elmer Louis . Marvin Hall. 3ig , ersj Leo of A Herbert 9* Eldon the pf of of be morning are

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  1. The Algona Upper Des Moines,
  2. 01 Dec 1949, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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