The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1966 · Page 24
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 24

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, February 21, 1966
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Bancroft Man Is Found Dead BANCROFT - Reuben Johnson, 54, was found dead in his trailer home at the north edge of Bancroft between 4 and 5 p. m. Friday by a friend, Derwood Trenary, Ledyard, who had come to visit him. Cause of death was not known, but according to Lloyd Dlxon, marshal here, it was thought he had been dead for about three days. Dixon was called to the trailer home to investigate after Mr. Trenary found Mr. Johnson lying dead on the floor in the dining area. Mr. Johnson moved back to Bancroft from Ledyard last spring and hadn't been in good health for some time. He had been employed during recent years with a road construction firm. Born, raised and educated at Bancroft, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Johnson. He graduated from public high school here and served in the SeeBees during World War n. Funeral services for Mr. Johnson were held at 2 p. m. Monday at Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, with Rev. Victor Vriesen officiating. Burial followed at Greenwood township cemetery and the Bancroft Legion conducted military rites. He is survived by two brothers, Bertrand (Red), Ledyard, and Carlyle, living in California; three nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister. Martha Adams, Former Algona Lady, Passes A former Algona resident, Mrs. Martha Adams, 79, died at the Grayson Nursing Home, Des Moines, Thursday, she had been a resident of the home for the past four years, but lived here for 56 years before that. Funeral services for her were held at 1:30 p. m. Monday in the Presbyterian church, with Rev. Walter Morr officiating. Burial was at Burt township cemetery, with McCullough Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Juddand Jim St. John, Ronald and Harold Sabin, and A. E. Briggs. Martha Bertha Dettman, daughter of John and Johanna Doering Dettman, was born at Burt Aug. 10, 1886. She was married to Charles C. Adams March 6, 1907 at Burt. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1955. She is survived by three daughters, LaVonne (Mrs. D. E. Sabin), Des Moines, Aileen(Mrs. O. W. Gaunt), Maple Heights, Ohio, and Melva (Mrs. A.:H. Delperdang), Bedford Heights, Ohio; a son, Everyl, Madison Lake, Minn.; a brother, George Dettman, Algona; and 14 grandchildren. Heart Workers Heart Fund workers for Riverdale township, including Bernard Tnilges, chairman, Edward Thilges, Hubert "O'Brien, Bill McGuire, Herbert Kayser and Mrs. Clara tyagner, are now conducting a drive for funds there. Failure to signal is dangerous and inconsiderate. Your signal, alerts other drivers to your,actions. Alflono (lo.) Upper Pet Maiiies- Monday, feb. 21, 1966 Henry Satern, Ex-West Bend Farmer, Dies Funeral services for Henry Satern, 78, Livermore, were held Friday at the schellhammer Funeral Home, West Bend. Rev. Roy Biesemeyer, LUVerne, officiated and burial was at the West Bend cemetery. Mr. Satern died Wednesday at Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge, where he had been a patient one week. Born and raised near Ottosen, he farmed in the Ottosen and West Bend areas for many years. He is survived by his wife, Grace, three children, and six grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers and six sisters, Oscar of Jamestown, N. D., Thorson of Mallard, John of Independence, Mrs. Signora Seaman of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. IdaWorsterofRolfe, Mrs. Marie Cobb of West Bend, Mrs. Thora Rydberg of New Lennox, El,, and Mrs. Mildred Enockson of Ottosen. Alma Heise Of Corwith Heart Victim Funeral services for Alma L. Heise, 72, lifelong resident of Corwith, were held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Lutheran church with Rev. Planz officiating. Pallbearers were Elmer Krauss, George Krauss, Charles Claude, Lester Krauss, Paul Kirchgotter and James Gourley. Burial was at the Corwith cemetery with Blake's In charge. Miss Heise was born June 7, 1893 in Corwith, daughter of August and / Minnie Heise. She died Feb. 16 at the Belmood hospital after a heart attack. Only survivors are a niece and nephew; Mrs. Gertrude Thornbury and Arnold Heise, Corwith. Her parents and a brother preceded her in death. Portion Of Grant Township To Swea School The west 2/3 of Grant township, by concurrent resolution of both school boards, has now joined the Swea City Community School District. The move, according to A. M. Quintard, county school superintendent, was approvedWednesday evening by the Kossuth county school board in a meeting at the courthouse here. The change will become effective on July 1,1966. The remainder of the district is involved currently in a redistricting project with the Ledyard District. Father Dies Melvin Hanson, 72, Blue Earth,.Minn., father of Wayne Hanson, Algona, died Feb. 17 of a heart ailment. Services were held Feb. 19 in the Evangelical Lutheran church, Blue Earth. 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