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Tipton Advertiser Obituaries
Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa

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Tipton Advertiser   1936      Tipton, Iowa paper
A.M. Gladfelter
  Albion Moses Gladfelter, son of Cornelius and Emeline Galdfelter, one of a family of ten children, was born February 24th, 1871, at Loganville, York County, Penn. He passed away on February 13th, 1936, having reached the age of 65 years, 11 months, and 19 days.
  In his early childhood he came with his parents and the family to Iowa. After a few years the family returned to Pennsylvania, but he remained here and made his home in this state. Since 1917 he has been living in the city of Tipton.
  August 25th, 1893, he was united in marriage to Sadie Jane Schell, who passed away on March 24th, 1929. To this union there were four children born, two daughters and two sons, all of whom are living.
  In 1908 Mr. Gladfelter united with the Free Will Baptist church at Mt. Zion. Upon moving to Tipton he tranferred his membership to the Methodist Episcopal church.
  Mr. Gladfelter leaves to mourn his passing, two sisters and four brothers; two daughters, Mrs. Stella Baughman and Mrs. Bert Fulwider of Tipton; two sons, LeRoy Gladfelter of Tipton, and Ralph Gladfelter of Cedar Rapids. There are also five grandchildren.
  Funeral services for Mr. Gladfelter were conducted on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Fred Wilson mortuary, with the Rev. Roscoe C. Jerrell in charge. The quartet from the Methodist church, composed of Mr. Arthur Reeder, Mrs. J. Everett Chamberlain, Mrs. Forest N. Fraseur and Mr. D.J. Kelley, sang tow hymns. The pallbearers were Clair Williams, Otis Barkhurst, Ed Williams, George Craven, LeRoy Farmer and William Makemson. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery.

1936 Tipton Advertiser
Alfred A. Ayres of Wilton summoned……
  Alfred A. Ayres of Wilton died Saturday afternoon after a week's illness of pneumonia.
  He was born in Cedar county  March 12, 1876, the son of Newton and Lucretia Ayres, pioneer residents. Mr. Ayres spent most of his life in this community.
  Surviving are two sons, Clifford of Mechanicsville, Iowa and Benjamin of Philadelphia, Pa., one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Proper of Monterey, California, and one brother, David Ayres of Muscatine. His parents and three sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Griffith funeral home in Wilton with Rev. C.W. Pfeiffer, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.
  Pallbears were T.P. Russell, A, R. Whitmer, Ferdinand Blochs, L. C. Kiser, Frank King and Herbert Herr.

1936  Tipton Advertiser
Mrs. F. M. Ingram, 75, Formerly of Ceder County, Passes
  Mrs. Fredrick M. Ingram, 75, died at her home in Tama, Monday May 15, 1936, after a long illness. As Katherine Elizabeth Gary, daughter of William and Rebecca Gaumer Gary, she was born April 25, 1861, in Wellsburg, Pa. When she was 6 years old, she came with her parents to Iowa, and the family settled on a farm in Tama county. She married Fredrick Ingram December 22, 1882. Three years ago they observed their golden wedding anniversary.
  After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Ingram lived on a farm in Cedar county for two years, then moved to Kearney, Neb. Seven years later, to Tama county and lived on farms in Highland township for about twenty years. After two years residence in Montour they moved to Tama in 1915 to make their home.

Tipton Advertiser  1936
Miss Margaret Schultz  Passes Friday Night
  Margaret Schultz, piomeer resident of Cedar county, died at St. Luke's hospital , Cedar Rapids, last Friday evening.
  The funeral services were held at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Tipton, Sunday afternoon, April 5th,1936. Burial was made at the Masonic cemetery. Rev. L.H. Gunnemann officiated.
  Maragret Susan Schultz was born near Tipton, March 4, 1865, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schultz. She was the second oldest of four children. She spent her childhood days on the farm northeast of Tipton and attended a country school near there.
  When she was fourteen years of age she was led by the Spirit of God to confess Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and forthwith became a member of St. John's Reformed Church. She was an active member and supported the church faithfully in many ways.
  When she was sixteen years of age her mother passed away and she assumed full charge of the household. She provided the comfort of a home for her brothers, a sister, her father, and a grandfather.
  Miss Shultz has always lived in this community, with the exception of a few years spent at Spirit Lake, Iowa. She has many friends in Tipton, and whenever she was able she showered upon them deeds of kindness. In recent years she lived at various places in Tipton, and just this past summer was priviliged to visit her sister in Minneapolis. Recently she became seriously ill and was removed to St. Luke's hospital at Cedar Rapids. There she lingered a little more than a week, and passed quietly from this life on Friday evening, April 3,1936, having attained the age of 71 years and 29 days. Her only sister was with her during the last few days.
  Miss Schultz was preceded in death by her mother, father, and two brothers; Frank and Charles Schultz. She is survived by a sister; Mrs. Ida Hinote of Minneapolis; 11 nieces and nephews, and a host of friends who remember her kindness.

Tipton Advertiser…………….January 13, 1955
Services For Fred Baker Held Mon., Jan. 3, At Mechanicsville
  Funeral services were held for Fred L. Baker, 63, Monday afternoon, Jan. 3, at 22 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Mechanicsville. Dr. C. F. Littell, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
  Fred LeRoy Baker, son of John and Eliza Gordon Baker, was born at Vinton, Iowa, Jan. 28, 1891 and passed away early Friday morning, Dec. 31, 1954, at 3:30 a.m. after heart illness since last June.
  Fred was married to Alice Mae Lehr on July 10, 1917, at Cedar Rapids. To this union a daughter and two sons were born. Melvin is the only survivor.
  He moved with his parents to Glasgow, Montana, March 1, 1917, and on Oct. 2, 1917, he left for service in World War I. He was in the 163rd Division. Was overseas in France, 19 months and in service 22 months. He was honorably discharged Aug. 2, 1919. He was of the Methodist faith.
  Mr. Baker was a member of Busch-Dennis Post, American Legion. The Post had charge of full military services at the church and graveside.
  His survivors are his wife, Alice, son Melvin, three grandchildren, Gary, Sharon and Ronald Baker, Mechanicsville. Four sisters, Hazel Sillen, Plainfield, Iowa; Blanche Carney, Glasgow, Mont.; Alta Cancline, Areata, Calif.; Margaret LeDuc, Hamilton, Mont.; one brother Howard Baker of Spokane, Wash.
  His parents, two sisters, Mabel Morningstar, Florence Bartsch and a brother Ray Baker, preceded him in death.
  Mr. Baker, with his wife and son, had farmed in Linn and Cedar counties since his discharge from service. His son Melvin lives on the farm they purchased many years ago. He built a new home in Mechanicsville in 1949, where he and his wife have resided.
  Mr. Baker’s fine personality, is friendliness, intergrity, kind and loving husband, father and grandfather was admired by all who knew him, He will be greatly missed in the community by a host of relatives and friends.

Tipton Advertiser………………….January 20, 1955
John Winekauf, Cedar Co. Pioneer , Is Called
  John Albert Winekauf was born on Dec. 6, 1885, to Mr. and Mrs. John Winekauf in Lime City. He became ill about eighteen weeks ago and died at 8:50 p.m. on January 12.
  He married Della Albaugh on Feb. 20, 1906, in Tipton, and they farmed in Cedar county until they retired to Tipton seven years ago.
  On son, Floyd, suvives him. Floyd lives on a farm near Tipton. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Otillie Resteau of Cartidge, Mo. He has four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
  The funeral was conducted by the Sheets & Dahn Funeral home with Rev. Harold Kratzat officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser………February 24, 1955
Mary Genevieve Everetts
  Mary Genevieve Everetts, only daughter of Joseph and Gail Spence Bell, was born in Tipton, Iowa, on August 24, 1895, and departed this life on Feb. 17, 1955, at the age of 59 years, 5 months and 24 days.
  As a child she was raised and educated in a convent in Boston, Mass.
  She was married to Mr. James Everetts in Boston. To this union was born one son, James, a Navy veteran, who passed away in 1952.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband who passed away several years ago.
  She is survived by four aunts, Mrs. Jessie Spence Will  of Iowa City; Mrs. Mabel Spence Klumforthof Shelbino, Mo.: Mrs. Dorothy Spence Elsonsohn of Ridgefield, Wash.; and Mrs. Mona Spence Leach of Sandy, Oregon; also several cousins and relatives.
  Mrs. Everetts was a good friend and neighbor who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Tipton Advertiser…………….March 24, 1955
Mrs. P. W. Bailey
  Ossian Selina Bailey, daughter of David and Sarah Gray, was born Sept. 9, 1870, at Parkersburg, W. Va., and departed this life March 18, 1955.
  She was one of five children born to David and Sarah Gray, all of whom have preceded her in death. She has been in poor health the past few years and passed away at the Woode Nursing Home.
  She was a long time member of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church, also a  member of the Guild which she enjoyed very much. Her husband, Presley W. Bailey, passed away in Aug. 1950.
  She leaves to mourn her departure, two sons, Howard of Oakland, Calif., Okey of Rudd, Iowa and two stepsons, Millard Bailey of Grand Falls, Wash. And Everett of Springfield, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews, and a host of good neighbors and dear friends in which she found much comfort.
  Funeral services were held at the Sheets & Dahn Funeral home Sunday, Mar. 20, 1955, with Rev. Harold Kratzat officiating, and burial in Masonic cemetery.
     Card of Thanks
  Our heartfelt thanks to all whom extended comforting sympathy and help in our recent sorrow and during the falling health of our dear mother, Mrs. P. W. Bailey; also for the floral offering, Rev. Kratzat for his service, the singers, pallbearers and many other kindnesses.
                   Mr. and Mrs. Okey Gray
                   Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bailey
                   Mr. and Mrs. Millard Bailey
                   Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bailey

Tipton Advertiser…………..May 19, 1955
Cora Belle Felix
  Cora Belle Felix, daughter of Frank and Louise Hershey Eichelberger, was born at Frederick, Maryland, Feb. 28, 1870. She passed away at the home of her daugher in Los Angeles, Calif., May 1, 1955, at the age of 85 years, 2 months and one day. She was the victim of a chronic heart ailment.
  Cora was married to Addison Felix, March 19, 1889, at Frederick, Maryland. Several years later they moved to Cedar county, Iowa, where they farmed in the Clarence and Tipton communities. They retired to Tipton in March of 1939, where they lived contentedly until Mr. Felix passed away on January 29, 1949. A daughter, Elsie Louise, was born to them. A niece, Anna Eichelberger, was fostered in this home from four weeks of age until her marriage.
  Mrs. Felix was baptized into the Reformed church in Maryland.
  About a year and one half ago, she was permitted to visit her niece in Ohio. Last November 19, she left for California on an intended short visit with her daughter and grandchildren, but she became more seriously ill, making her return impossible.
  She is survived by her dauighter, Elsie, now Mrs. Ralph Baldwin, and a niece Anna, now Mrs. Thurston Hazlett,  3 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, together with other relatives and friends.
  Services were held at the Peterseim Funeral home Friday, May 6, at 2 o’clock, Rev. U. G. Fike in charge. Interment was in Red Oak Grove cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser………..July 21, 1955
Services for Joseph Baker Monday Morning
  Joseph Frederick Baker, 76, was born in Cedar county and passed away Friday, July 15. The Rosary was recited at the Peterseim Funeral home Sunday and services were held in Cedar Valley church Monday morning with Father Collins of the Catholic Church in charge.
  Survivors include his wife, Margaret; one son, Earl of Tipton; daughters, Agnes Driscoll and Loretta Hilton of Tipton; Alice Mathias and Theresa Mathias of Muscatine; Cecelia Baker of Cedar Rapids; 3 sisters, Martha Ann Adams, Mary Burroughs and Anna Baker of Tipton; 2 brothers, Ace Baker of Tipton; and Frederick Baker of West Branch.

Tipton Advertiser…………..July 21, 1955
Memorial Services for Everett L. Atkins are Held Thursday, July 21
  Memorial services for Everett L. Atkins will be held at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home Thursday, July 21 at 2 o’clock p.m. with interment in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.
  Mr. Atkins was born in the Rochester community Nov. 1, 1882, and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mable Dolan of Tipton, Monday, July 18.
  Survivors include one son, Darrell of Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Dolan of  Tipton; Mrs. Erdine Kruse of West Liberty; and Mrs. Stella Gardner of Tipton and ten grandchildren

Tipton Advertiser…………..August 04, 1955
Hold Lowden Services for Marie Gadke
  Lowden---Funeral services for Mrs. Marie C. Gadke, 77, who died Saturday at Mt. Pleasant, were Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Lowden. The Rev. Theo J. Eickelberg officiated and burial was in Massillon cemetery.
  The former Marie Dodenhoff was born March 7, 1878, in Lowden. She was married to Fred Gadke in Lowden Feb. 1897, and he preceded her in death.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Olmstead, Cedar Rapids; a son, Louis of Coronado, Calif., four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Tipton Advertiser………….August 04, 1955
John Wiemann, Bennett Businessman, Dies Wed. Morning
  Raphael  John Wiemann, who has been in business  in the Wiemann pharmacy and drug store in Bennett the past 36 years, passed away quite suddenly Wednesday morning this week about 9:30 at his place of business.
  He was born in Burlington, Iowa, March 31, 1889. On January 14th, 1950,  he was united in marriage in Tipton, to Eleanor Beamer.
  The rosary will be recited at 8:00 o’clock Friday evening at Sheets & Dahn funeral home in Tipton. Final rites will be held at 9:30 Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Church, in Tipton, with Father Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Inland cemetery.
  Mr. Wiemann is survived by his wife, Eleanor and one daughter, Mrs. Marian Thies of Bennett, as well as two grandchildren David and Connie Thies.

Tipton Advertiser……………….August 04, 1955
Final rites for Mrs. Frances Laing
  Frances M. Laing, daughter of Seth and Margaret Wintermute was born April 25, 1879, in Red Oak township and passed away at her home July 29, 1955, at the age of 76 years 3 months and 4 days.
  She attended the local schools and after having completed a normal training course taught in the rural schools here for ten years prior to her marriage. On July 16, 1907, she was united in marriage to Allan R. Laing at Davenport, Iowa.
  She was a member of the Red Oak Grove Presbyterian Church since 1904.
  Surviving are one daughter, Margaret, at home; two sons, Raymond at home; Robert of Bettendorf, Ia.; two sisters Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson of Manchester; Mrs. Mary Manson of Cedar Rapids; and a brother, Warren Wintermute of Tipton; also a number of nieces and nephews.
  Those preceding her in death were her husband and one daughter.
  Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 31, 1955, at the Sheets & Dahn Funeral home in Tipton, with interment in Red Oak Grove cemetery. Rev. Ralph Edie, pastor of the Red Oak Presbyterian church, officiating.

Tipton Advertiser…………….August 04, 1955
Miss Ida Reynolds, Tipton Resident Many Years Is Summoned
  Funeral services for Miss Ida Reynolds, 89, who died Tuesday in the Helen Burns Home, West Liberty, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday in the Griffith Funeral Home in Wilton. Interment will be in the cemetery at Rochester, Iowa.
  A school teacher many years in Cedar County , she was born Oct. 7, 1866, at Kellogg, Iowa and attended Muscatine and Cedar county schools. She was a member of the South Bethel and Tipton Methodist Churches.
  Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. Nola Rorick, Wilton; Mrs. Hazel Hermann, Muscatine;  Mrs. Beulah Guthrie, Iowa City; and Mrs. Ida Isicka, Mt. Vernon, Ohio; and also a nephew, George of Los Angeles, California.

Tipton Advertiser………August 04, 1955
Thos. Edw. Fitzpatrick Summoned Tuesday A. M.
  Funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday morning for Thomas Edward Fitzpatrick at the St. Joseph’s Church , Cedar Valley, with interment in the Cedar Valley cemetery. The Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening with Father Collins officiating at the services.
  Thomas Edward Fitzpatrick was born in Des Moines, Iowa, June 16, 1885 and passed away at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
  Survivors include two brothers, Joe and Frank  Fitzpatrick of West Branch and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hollisen of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Julie Crowley and Mrs. Teresa Cahill both of West Branch.

Tipton Advertiser……….August 04, 1955
Memorial Services For Stella Reed Held Wednesday
  Memorial services for Stella Reed were held at St. Mary;s church Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 9 o’clock in the morning with Rev. Edward Collins officiating. Interment was in the St. Mary’s cemetery. The Rosary was recited at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home Tuesday evening.
  Stella May Reed was born at Iowa City, May 1, 1876, and her marriage to John Reed occurred on June 18, 1902. She passed away at the Thurston Nursing Home in Tipton on Sunday evening, July 31, after an illness of almost two years.
  Immediate survivors are two sons, Raymond of Tipton and Cyril of Cambridge, Ill.: five grandchildren, and many friends who have known and loved her through the years.
   In Tribute to Stella Reed
  The life she lived was true and honest,
  Always glad to meet a friend;
  Happy hearted and contented,
  Faithful to the very end;
  Now her earthly strife is over,
  No more sorrow, no more care;
  Yet our hearts are sad and lonely,
  For we miss her everywhere.
                                           A Friend

Tipton Advertiser ……………September 01, 1955
Ken J. Bunge, 27, of Mechanicsville, Ia., Drowns Tuesday
  Kenneth J. Bunge of Mechanicsville, drowned about 7:00 p.m.  on Tuesday evening in the Cedar River at Palisades Kepler State Park.
  Mr. Bunge, 27, who was planning to be married in a few weeks was fishing with several companions, when he fell off a ledge into water about six feet deep. His body was recovered about ten minutes after the accident by Wesley Dvorak of Cedar Rapids. Attempts to revive the young man by artificial respiration were futile, although the efforts were continued for about an hour. The body was taken to the Horner Funeral Home in Mechanicsville.
  In the fishing party were his brother Robert L. Bunge, who made a desperate  effort to rescue him; Glen Svoboda and Rodney Hatcher. Dvorak was fishing farther down-stream by himself.
  Kenneth Bunge had planned to be married soon to Edith Ford of Mount Vernon, and had recently purchased a house in Mechanicsville.
  Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bunge, as well as eight brothers and sisters.
  He was employed as a painter by Cook Paints of Mechanicsville.

Tipton Advertiser……………November 10, 1955
  Samuel W. Yeater, son of Elias G. and Elizabeth Geedy Yeater, was born in Juniata County,  Pa., April 24, 1864 and died at the home of his daughter, Irene, Oct. 24, 1955, at the age of 91 years 6 months.
  May 14, 1891, at Muscatine, Ia., he was married to Margaret Haigh, who preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 1934. Most of their married life was spent in the vicinity of Tipton, Iowa. To this union were born four children who grew to maturity and several who died in infancy.
  As a young man he united with the Church of the Brethren.
  His education was received in the school of experience, which held for him a long session. At the age of eleven , his father passed away. Being the oldest of the family, he assisted his mother in providing for the family.
  He is survived by two daughters,  Mrs. Irene Reife and Mrs. Velma Taylor both of Mechanicsville. Clarence and Russell preceded him in death. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Steinbaugh of Muscatine, Iowa; one brother, Frank of Logansport, Ind., and many nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services were held at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home Wednesday, Oct. 25. Elder U. J. Fike officiated. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery, Muscatine.

Tipton Advertiser…………..November 10, 1955
Stella Marker Hubler
  Stella Margaret Marker was born Aug. 29, 1890, at Cedar Bluffs, Ia., the daughter of Kathryn and George Marker. She passed away at her home in Cedar Valley, Oct. 27, 1955, having attained the age of 65 years, 1 month and 27 days.
  She was united in marriage to Milton U. Hubler, Nov. 18, 1900. To this union nine children were born; Maynard and Willard of Cedar Valley; Mrs. Genevieve Williams of Mechanicsville; Gilbert and William of Cedar Valley; Kenneth of Lisbon; Mrs. Darlene Wells of Stanwood; Mrs. Helen Walter of Tipton; and Richard of Cedar Valley.
  She has been in failing health the past few years  but bore her affliction with utmost patience and was never known to complain about a thing. Being a especial lover of flowers  she enjoyed caring for them and working out of doors.
  Besides her immediate family, she is survived by two sisters, Mahala Hubler, Cedar Rapids; Juliar Bair, Buchanan; and one brother, Norman Marker, Cedar Bluff. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, three sisters and four brothers. Her husband passed away Jan. 20, 1955, after a long illness.
  Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 29, 1955 at the Sheets & Dahn Funeral Home with Rev. A. C. Long officiating and interment in Tipton Masonic cemetery.

  Tipton Advertiser………………December 22, 1955
Dr. Bessie Casebeer, Former Tipton Woman, Dies In California
  Dr. Bessie Casebeer, who was  a widely known dentist in Tipton a number of years ago, has spent her later years in California. Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Waddell and other Tipton friends that Miss Casebeer passed away Thursday, Dec. 8th, at her home in Morena, Calif. She has been apparently well and enjoying fair health up to the time of her sudden passing.
  Miss Casebeer was 94 years of age. She will be remembered by many older residents of the Tipton community. She was  prominent in the city civic activities as well as prominent in her dentistry work. For many years her office was upstairs above the First National Bank on the site where the new building of the Tipton State Bank is now located.

Tipton Advertiser…………..December 22, 1955
 Memorial Services for Mrs. Forrest Hougland Tuesday
  Thelma Elsie Highly Hougland, the daughter of John and Jessie Highly was born Feb. 24, 1899, on a farm in Cedar County south of Tipton, Iowa.
  As a girl she attended the country schools, after which she enrolled and graduated from the Tipton High School.
  On April 10, 1930, she was united in marriage to Forrest Hougland. Mr. And Mrs. Hougland continued to make their home in Tipton.
  Thelma Hougland expressed her religious faith in a quiet but sincere way. As a child she attended Sunday school and church in the South Bethel community.  She continued to serve her church as a member of the Woman’s society of Christian Service. Throughout several months of lingering illness she was sustained by an abiding  faith in the presence and goodness of God, whom she had learned to trust. Before passing away she gave this testimony; “God has been my help.”
  The end came quietly Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17th, after a prolonged illness, at the age of 56 years, 9 months and 21 days.
  She is survived by her husband, Forrest Hougland and one brother Merle…
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Tipton Advertiser…….January 05, 1956
   Abraham Jacob Werling was born in Meggs county, Ohio, on April 14, 1873, the son of Andrew Werling and Magdalena Rich. He passed away in the Haven of Rest nursing home in West Liberty at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 7 days. He had been in the nursing home about 4 months.   He spent most of his life in the community south of Tipton with the exception of approximately 15 years spent in California.     Mrs. Werling preceded him in death about 5 years ago; also two sisters and brothers preceded him in death.     He is survived by one  sister, Mrs. Charles Kautz of Tipton, and one brother, Fred Werling of Alexandre, Minn. Along several  nieces and nephews.    Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 24, 1955, in the Sheets & Dahn funeral home with Rev. Harold Kratzat officiating, and interment in Tipton Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser………….February 02, 1956
Elmer Ford, Stanwood, Dies at Home Thursday
  Elmer Ford, the youngest son of John and Kathryn Ford, was born in Tipton, Iowa, March 28, 1879, and passed away at his home in Stanwood, Jan. 26, 1956, after a short illness, at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 26 days.
    Mr. Ford spent his boyhood days on a fram in the Red-Oak Grove community and attended the rural school of that township. He was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Grace Wertz, July 25, 1903, in Tipton. They then made their home in the Red-Oak and Stanwood communities. To this union two daughters were born, Mrs. Elnora Gottschalk, and another daughter who passed away in infancy.  Mr. Ford was a very affectionate father and husband, his life was characterized by a neighborly spirit that made him always ready to extend a helping hand. He enjoyed his home very much and spent many of his leisure.   He preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, three sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his wife,one dauther  Mrs. Otto Gottschalk of Stanwood, and several nieces and  nephews, and a host of friends .Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home in Tipton with Rev. Louis Penningroth officiating, and interment in Stanwood cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser…………March 15, 1956
Memorial Service for Mrs. Mary  Mixell Will Be Thurs. P.M. at 2:00
  Funeral service for Mary Mixell will be held at 2:00 o’clock p.m. Thursday afternoon this week at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home. The Rev. U. J. Fike will be in charge, and interment in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.
  Mrs. Mixell was born in Newberg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, April 2, 1876. She passed away about 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, March 13, 1956, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Wm. Mixell, as well as several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Tipton Advertiser………March 22, 1956
Mary Stouffer Mixell
  Mary Stouffer Mixell was born April 2, 1876, in Franklin County, Pa., and died at her home in Tipton, Iowa, Mar. 13, 1956, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 13 days. She was the third in a family of five born ot Mr. and Mrs. John Stouffer. The family moved to ST. Joseph, Mo., making this their home until the father and two children died. The mother then took the remaining family back to the original home in Pennsylvania where Mary grew to maturity.
  On December 25, 1894, at Mt. Tabor Church in Franklin county, Pa., she was married to William Mixell by the Rev. A. N. Horn. They were privileged, last Christmas, to enjoy their 61st wedding anniversary together.
  In the autumn of 1900, Mr. and Mrs. Mixell came to Cedar county, Iowa, which has since remained  their home.
  According to the customs of those early days she received very little formal education, but gained it through the difficult, but efficient school of experience, in which she was an apt pupil.
  By confession of faith and baptism, she became a follower of her Lord and Master, and affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. She had great faith in the truths of the Bible and enjoyed worship services.
  She is survived by her husband and three nieces, and a host of  friends. Having no children of her own, she mothered two girls and two boys; William and Addie McCausland, the latter deceased, and Albert and Juanita Schoonover, now Mrs. Raymond Vitense.
  Mrs. Mixell was a real neighbor among neighbors, always courteous and helpful. Her friends were a real source of comfort to her in her recent affliction. Previously, she enjoyed marvelous health, which she put to unstinting use. He affliction of heart ailment was just of several months duration.
  Funeral services were conducted from the Sheets & Dahn funeral home at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 15. Elder U. J. Fike officiated. Interment was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser………………..September 20, 1956
   Margaret  May Ford, the eldest daughter of the late William A. and Elizabeth Ford, was born on a farm east of Tipton in Cedar county, Iowa, Dec. 19, 1887, and passed away at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12 in  Mercy hospital, Iowa city, at the age of 68 years, 8 months and 24 days.
     She grew to womanhood and began her teaching career in Cedar county in 1906. In 1916 she moved with her mother and brother to Jefferson county where she taught rural schools and 26 years as an elementary principal and grade teacher in the Fairfield school system. All her teaching was done in Iowa, excepting one year, when she taught an elementary grade in Bliss, Idaho.
        She received her training at Cornell college, State Teachers and Parsons college. She is a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary national society of education.
         Early in life she united with the Methodist church and remained loyal to that faith. She served as a Sunday school teacher for many years.
          For the past 4 years she taught in the Grandview Consolidated school and had signed her contract for the fifth year, but due to an adverse physical condition, she was compelled to resign, and has made her home with her brother and family for the past year.
           She leaves one brother, N.L. Ford  and family, Tipton; two nieces of Bennett, Eleanore Martin and children and Grace Johnston and family. She was preceded  in death by her father, mother, two sisters and one brother.
         Life is real, life is earnest, And the grave is not its goal, Dust thou art, and dust returneth Was not spoken of the soul.
          Memorial services were held at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home in Tipton Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Lamont Smith of Bennett officiating. Interment was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser…………..December 13, 1956
Samantha Adams
  Samantha Adams, born in Poweshick county on Sept. 30, 1868, was the oldest daughter of eight children born to Marion and Eunice Baker. She passed away at her home in Tipton on Friday, Dec. 7, 1956, at the age of 88 years 2 months and 7 days.
  Mrs. Adams was raised in Cedar county  and lived here her entire life. She was highly respected citizen in this community and had many loyal neighbors and friends.
  She was united in marriage to Henry Adams on Feb. 26, 1889, in West Liberty, Iowa. To this union were born nine children, 3 sons, Harry and Arthur of Tipton; Elgy of Davenport; six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Young, Mrs. Paul Sindt, and Mrs. Walter Staats all of Tipton; Mrs. Iva Olson of Davenport. Two daughters, Edna and Luella, and her husband preceded her in death. She also leaves two brothers, Ace and Frank; two sisters, Mary and Anne; 17 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was affiliated with Jehovah Witnesses since 1939.
  Funeral services were conducted at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home on  Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., by George Daufeldt, minister  of Jehovah Witnesses of Davenport congregation. Burial was in Tipton Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser………………….June 27, 1957
Memorial  Service For Mr. Fred W. Owen Held in Tipton Saturday  Memorial services for Fred W. Owen were held at the Peterseim & Dye Funeral home Saturday afternoon, June 22, at 2 o’clock. Interment was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.
  Fred Wesley Owen, son of Josiah and Mary Jane Welty Owen, was born Oct. 22, 1888, on a farm six miles southeast of Tipton, Iowa. He departed this life on June 19, 1957, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 27 days.
  He lived all his life in Cedar county with the exception of three years spent in Kansas where he moved with his parents in 1893, returning again to Cedar county in 1896.
  He received his education in the rural schools. He attended business college at Dixon, Ill., for a while but the greater part of his education was received in the school of experience.
  On December 23, 1908, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna
  He was for many years a faithful member of  First Presbyterian church, Tipton, Iowa, where he was greatly loved and respected and where he attended and supported with great regularity and generosity.
  A number of years ago he was in an automobile accident in which he was injured quite seriously. Since that time he has been in galling health.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Alice of Tipton, Iowa, and Mrs. May Reeve of Peabody, Kansas.
   He leaves to mourn his departure his faithful wife, Anna; one sister, Mrs. Ada F. Chapman, of Tipton; two brothers, Frank L., of West Liberty, Iowa, and Ralph E. of  Tipton; several nieces and nephews and many loyal friends and neighbors.

Tipton Advertiser………..July 04, 1957
Charles Leslie Zuck
  Charles Leslie Zuck, son of the late Elder and Mrs. John Zuck, was born August 24, 1874, at Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, the fifth child in a family of ten. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leon A. Foster of Cadillac, Michigan, June 24, 1857, at the age of 82 years and 10 months. At the age of 3 years the family moved to Clarence, Iowa. Here he grew to manhood, receiving the customary meager education of that period. He had a keen mind sharpened in the school of experience.
  On September 25, 1900, he was married to Clara Mae Dorcas at Tipton, Iowa. Their home was established five miles south of Clarence. This union was blessed with three children; Margaret Armstead of Lake City, Michigan; DeVee Foster of Cadillac, Michigan, and Clarence of Homer, Michigan.
  As a young man, he was baptized into the Church of the Brethren, which faith remained his during his entire life. He was a man of firm conviction, whether in religion society or politics. His motto always was that “right makes might.” His integrity was never  questioned.
  In March of 1909, Mr. Suck with his wife and two daughters moved to Falmouth, Michigan, which, except for 10 years spent in Cadillac, remained his home until his decease. Here he pioneered clearing the land and building mostly off the native lumber. His life was spent in hard labor, interspersed with friendships  which  he always enjoyed.
  He is survived by  his wife, two daughters and one son, 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Otto of Sioux City, Iowa and two sisters, Golden Dorcas of Tipton, Iowa and Precious Fike of Clarence,  Iowa.
  Funeral services conducted from the Young Funeral Home in Lake City, Michigan, June 27. Elder U. J. Fike of Clarence officiated. Interment in Cadillac  Maple Hill Cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser………..August 27, 1957
Lee Wagner Passes
  Forrest Lee Wagner passed away at his home in Buchanan early Friday morning, Aug. 21, 1957. Memorial service was held at the Dye Funeral home in Tipton, Sunday, at 2 o’clock, Rev. Kenneth C. Carroll officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery at Mechanicsville.
  Mr. Wagner was born February 3, 1890 in Cedar county, south of Tipton, and passed away at the age of 69 years 6 months and 18 days. He had resided in Buchanan vicinity 48 years and was a lifetime resident of Cedar County.
  Preceding in death were his parents and one sister.
  Forrest Lee Wagner was married to Elizabeth G. Rixe on November 26, 1910, at the South Bethel church. He was honored by a lifetime membership in the Moose Lodge. Lee was of a very kind nature and friendly to everyone. He was particularly fond and affectionate to his grandchildren.
  Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; three son, Vernon of Tipton; Forrest and Ervin of Mechanicsville; one daughter, Jessie (Mrs. Earl ) Anderson of Tipton; one brother, Albert Wagner of Buchanan; two sisters, Minnie Nebergall of Wilton Junction; and Ada Eiselstein of Lowden; twelve grandchildren and many friends.
  Casket bearers were Norman Frederick, Arnold Swan, Jess Stout, Gale Maurr, Chalmer Keller and Parson Hines. Mrs. C. C. Crawford furnished music at the organ and Mrs. Lyle Dickinson was the vocalist.

Tipton Advertiser……………..January 30, 1958
Tipton Resident For Fifty Years Is Called
Mrs. Tolbert Mitchell Summoned Friday A.M. Services Were Sunday
  Susie Ann Whitehead was born in Scott county, Iowa, Sept. 7, 1876, the daughter of Frank and Dora Whitehead. She passed away Friday morning, Jan. 24, 1958, at her home in Tipton, Iowa, at the age of 81 years and 5 months.
  She was united in marriage to Tolbert Mitchell on Oct. 24, 1899, at Monmouth, Iowa. She spent her early life in Jackson and Story counties and for the last 50 years  has resided in Tipton. She was a member of the Tipton Methodist church.
  Mrs. Mitchell is survived by one son Donald of Tipton, and three daughters, Dorothy of East Moline, Ill., Helen of Tipton; and Mildred of Rock Island, Ill.; also one son-in-law, Nevin Goodale.
  He husband and one son preceded her in death.
  Funeral services were conducted Jan. 26, 1958, in the Sheets & Dahn funeral home with Rev. A. C. Long officiating. Interment was in Monmouth, Iowa cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser…………February 20, 1958
Mrs. Augusta Lange Passes Monday At the Thurston Nursing Home
  Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta Lange of Tipton was held Wednesday afternoon this week Feb. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheets & Dahn Funeral Home, the Rev. Arthur Stratemeyer officiating. Interment was in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery.
  Mrs. Lange was born in Germany, Sept. 24, 1880. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Theodore Lange.
  Surviving are one son, Edgar Lange of Tipton; a sister, Mrs. John Spencer of Lowden; also two brothers, Robert Drichel, of Mechanicsville and Alfred Drichel of Davenport; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Tipton Advertiser…..February 27, 1958
Russell Jacob Rhoads, Sr.  1898-1958
  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in the Presbyterian church in Stanwood for Mr. Russell Rhoads, with Rev. Ralph Edie officiating. Music was furnished  by Mrs. Don  Campbell as soloist, with Mrs. Ed Davidson organist. Mrs. R. E. Wilson, Mrs. Dillon Jones and Mrs. Clarence Allemand were in charge of the flowers.
  Mr. Russell Jacob Rhoads, son of John and Helen Rhoads, was born at York Haven, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1898, was reared in Harrisburg and in 1917 moved to Iowa to farm. On January 8, 1920, at Rock Island, he married his childhood sweetheart, Ruth Bower, and they established their  home in the Clarence community.
  Mr. Rhoads began working for the state highway commision in 1927, remaining with them for 31 years, serving as the county maintenance foreman since 1948.
  He and Mrs. Rhoads established their active Christian fellowship with the Methodist Church, Clarence. They became members of the United Prebyterian Church in Stanwood by certificate transfer in 1933.
  He was active in the community of  Stanwood, serving on the town council, working on school board, was elected mayor of Stanwood for two terms, served as a fireman and joined with the Masonic Lodge. During the war he was chief petty officer with the Sea Bees for three and a half years.
  He passed from this life at his home, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1958, at the age of 59. He was preceded in death by three brothers---Eugene, Norman and  Raymond. He is survived by his wife, one brother John of Harrisburg, Pa., tow sisters, Miss Anna Rhoads and Mrs. Teresa Conrad of Harrisburg, Pa.; also his three sons, William and Russell Jr. of Stanwood and Robert in the US Navy; as well as seven grandchildren.
   Mr. Rhoads is remembered by a host of friends for his cheerful outlook and his habitual kindnesses. The stewardship of his life  led us to think of the words of our Master : “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
  Casket bearers were Fred Ropa, Art Ropa, C. H. Hanks, Cecil Spear, Henry Ormsby, and John Moody.
  Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Chapman Funeral home. Connie Butler of Mechanicsville gave Masonic service.

Tipton Advertiser……………July 17, 1958
Services Held For Patricia Werling
  Patricia Anne Werling, daughter of Paul and Florence Werling, was born at Mercy hospital in Iowa City, Iowa on Nov. 19, 1942.
  She attended the Tipton Community School through the second grade. During the last eight years, she has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wagner of Atalissa, Iowa, where she passed away on July 14, 1958, at the age of 15 years 7 months and 25 days.
  She is survived by her parents, two brothers, Ronald and Denny, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cox of Iowa City; the paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Werling of Tipton and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
  Funeral services were conducted July 16, 1958 in the Sheets & Dahn funeral home with Rev. Louis Penningroth of Iowa City officiating, and interment was made in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser……………July 17, 1958
Services Held Sunday For Wm. W. Aldrich
  William Whitson Aldrich, son of William and Maribel Aldrich, was born at Border Lawn Farm west of Tipton, Iowa, Sept. 28, 1877, and passed away at Florida City, Fla. On July 8, 1958, at the age of  80 years 5 months and 10 days.
  He received his education in the Tipton Public schools and farmed with his two brothers until his father’s death in 1904.
  He was united in marriage to Bertha Glick, Feb. 25, 1904, and to this union two sons were born, Howard and Wallace. In 1907 the family moved to Modesto, Calif., where they resided until 1914 when they returned to Lincoln, Neb., to educate their sons at State University. For 43 years it was their home until Aug. 10, 1957, when they moved to Florida. The celebrated their golden wedding in 1954.
  Mr. Aldrich served in the Spanish-American war  and also in Cuba along with his brother Capt. Charles S. Aldrich of Marshalltown. He was a member of the William Lewis Camp No. 2, at Lincoln, Nebr. He was also a member of the Tipton Presbyterian church when he lived in the community.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and 5 sisters.
  He is survived by his wife, two sons, his sister, Mrs. Charlotte Ketlsen of Iowa City, and 4 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 13, 1958 in the Sheets & Dahn funeral home with Rev. Howard Dukelow officiating, with interment in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser…………..August 14, 1958
Mrs. Bertha Jennings, Lifetime Resident of Tipton Area, Passes
  Bertha May Dotson, daughter of Sarah Nebergall and William B. Dotson, was born near Tipton, Ia., Aug. 30, 1880, and passed away Aug. 9, 1958, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and nine days, at the Ralston Nursing home in Tipton.
  She received her education in the rural schools of Cedar county and her normal training in the Wilton Academy.
  On November 27, 1901, she was united in marriage to Arthur E. Jennings. To this union were born three sons and one daughter. They started farming in Cedar county and farmed until 1922 at which time they moved to Tipton.
  Mrs. Jennings was a member of the First Methodist Church which she attended regularly until her health no longer permitted. She was also a member of Helping Hand Rebekah lodge, Pythian Sistes and Past Chiefs.
  Those preceding her in deah were her husband, Arthur E., one daughter, Mable Marie, 2 brothers and one sister.
    Surviving are three sons, Mearl Forrest and Herbert, all of Tipton; two brothers, two sisters, 14 grand-children and one great-grand-daughter.
      Funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home, Rev. A. C. Long officiating. Helping Hand Rebekah lodge conducted a memorlal ritual service. Interment was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser…………………..September 18, 1958
Beryl Wagaman, 53, Found Dead In Home
  Funeral services were conducted for Carl Ulysses Beryl Wagamann Saturday, Sept. 13, 1958, in the Sheets & Dahn funeral home with Rev. Arthur Stratemeyer officiating, and interment in the Shawyer cemetery near Cedar Bluffs. The Tipton American Legion Post was in charge of military services.
  Carl Ulysses Beryl Wagaman, the youngest son of William and Lanetta D. Wagaman, was born at Cedar Bluffs, Iowa, on March 31, 1905, and departed from this life on Sept. 1, 1958, at the age of 53 years and 5 months.
  Beryl spent his entire life around the Cedar Bluffs community. He enlisted in the United States Navy on Sept. 27, 1942 and was honorably discharged from this service on Dec. 24, 1945.
  He made his home with his mother in Cedar Bluffs and has worked on the farms of that community. He will be missed by all of his friends and neighbors who knew him as a congenial, helpful person and a lover of the outdoors.
  He is  preceded  in  death by his father and one brother William.
  Those left to mourn his passing are his mother and two brothers, Otis of Moscow and Charles of Lisbon and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Vera) Kellerhals and Mrs. Paul (Ruby) Kellerhals of Tipton.

Tipton Advertiser……………October 16, 1958
Memorial rites Held Sunday for Mrs. Carrie Kahl, Tipton Resident
  Funeral services was conducted in the Sheets & Dahn Funeral home on Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Carrie Kahl, the Rev. Stratemeyer officiatingm and interment was in Tipton Masonic cemetery.
  Mrs. Kahl passed away suddenly last Thursday afternoon, Oct. 9th, having slept away in her favorite chair by the window at her home. She had attained the age of 81 years 7 months and 7 days.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and six sisters.
  Surviving to mourn her departure are one great-nephew James Casterline of Tipton and also three great-nieces, Mrs. Ruth Pfeifle of Tipton; Mrs. Milton Edwards, Elkhart, Indiana; Mrs. Roy James of Wilton; and one brother-in-law, Paul Hutchens of Tipton.

Tipton Advertiser………..November 13, 1958
Ira Thomas Hill Former Tipton Resident Dies At Age Of 69
Muscatine-Funeral services for Ira Thomas Hill, 69, of Letts, retired farmer, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Fairbanks Home for funerals. Burial in Tipton Masonic cemetery.
  Mr. Hill died Sunday in Muscatine General Hospital.
   A native of Kentucky, he married Josephine Asbury, March 15, 1911, and had lived in Cedar County
since 1915.
  Surviving are his wife, two sons, Clifton, Davenport; and Ralph, Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Soppe, Davenport; two brothers, Walt and Homer both of Cynthiana,  Ky; and a sister, Mrs. Matt Campbell of Cynthiana.

Tipton Advertiser………November 13, 1958
Henry D. Camp
  Moscow---Henry D. Camp, 77, life resident of Moscow was found dead Monday in his home.
  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Griffith Funeral home, Wilton. Burial was in the Moscow cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, the former Mabel Wilhelm; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Soteros, Wilton; Mrs. Elda Proctor, Moscow; and Mrs. Alma Benson, Rock Island, Ill.; one son, Edwin Camp, Moscow; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Yarbrough and Mrs. William Gebhart, Moline, Ill., and a number of grandchildren.

Tipton Advertiser ……………..November 13, 1958
Mrs. Earl Atkinson
  Wilton--- Funeral services for Mrs. Earl Atkinson, 63, a life resident of community who died Sunday in her home here, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Griffith Funeral home. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.
  Born Irene Kelly Jan. 5, 1895, at Wilton, she was married Nov. 17, 1913, in Muscatine to Earl Atkinson who survives with four sons. Francis and Jerry of Wilton; Kenneth of Cambridge, Ill.; and Junior of Atalissa; five daughters, Mrs. Ralph McKown, Mrs. Hilbert Kelly,  Mrs. Robert Wacker, and Miss Ruth  E. Atkinson, all of Wilton; and Mrs. Frank Wrightsman of Glendale, Ariz.; a brother Arthur F. Kelly, Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Potter and Miss Frances Kelley, Muscatine and Mrs. Kenneth Stagdill, Davenport; and eight grandchildren.

Tipton Advertiser………February 12, 1959
Fred J. Werling
  Fred J. Werling was born Dec. 29, 1874, the son of Andrew and Magdalina Werling. He passed away Dec. 27, 1958, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Anderson.
  He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Eiselstein Jan. 21, 1902, at Chester, Ohio. Immediately after his marriage  he started farming at Tipton, Iowa. Later they farmed for a time a Kingley and Riceville, Iowa. In March of 1916, he and his family moved to Hoffman, Minn. In 1920 he purchased a farm at Osakis. The family lived at Osakis until 1932, at which time they returned to their farm at Hoffman.
   He retired from active farming in 1946 but continued living on the home place with exeception of the winter months which he and Mrs. Werling spent with their daughter (Catherine) Mrs. Jesse Peacock of Alexandria. In April of this year he sold his farm at Hoffman. He has been at the home of his daughter (Edna) Mrs. Lawrence Anderson since May of this year.
     In addition to his wife, he leaves one son, Floyd, of White Bear Lake; two daughter, Edna and Catherine, both of Alexandria; six grandchildren, and one great-son, one grandson. Three sisters and five brothers all preceded him in death.
     Funeral services were held at 10 o’clock at Alexandria, and 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church at Elbow Lake. Interment was made in Union cemetery at Elbow Lake.
    Those attending from this community were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kautz, James Kautz, Mrs. Carl Lauer and Ernest Werling of Tipton, and Richard Eiselstein of Olin, Iowa.

 Tipton Advertiser………April 30, 1959
Services Last Thursday for Tipton Lady’s Mother
  Graveside services for Mrs. Mary combs, mother of Mrs. Blanche Cary of Tipton were held Thursday, April 23, at Mt. Zion cemetery near Prescott, Iowa with Rev. George De F. Fisher conducting the service.
  Mrs. Combs was born Dec. 23, 1867,  near Corning, Iowa and passed away at the Woods nursing home in Winterset, Tuesday evening, April 21, at the age of 91 years. On April 10, 1887, she was married to Dalby
Rosecrain Culver, who passed away  April 22, 1896.
  She was married to Daniel W.  Combs, June 25, 1919, at Papallion, Nebr. After his death in 1944, Mrs. Combs made her home in Winterset.
  She is survived by one daughter,  Mrs. Blanche Cary of Tipton and two sons, Clinton A. Culver of Peru, Iowa and Dalby Ray Culver of Greenfield, Iowa; 7 grandsons and one granddaughter; 9 great-granddaughters and 12 great grandsons; nieces and nephews and cousins.

Tipton Advertiser……….April 30, 1959
Mrs. Henry Ruser former Tipton Woman Dies In Davenport, Apr. 23
  Mrs. Henry Ruser, 64, recently a resident of Tipton, and a resident of  Davenport more recently died at 1:00 a.m. Thursday, April 23, in Mercy hospital, Davenport, following an extended illness.
  Born near Eldridge, the former Hilda Rohlf, was married to Henry Ruser in Davenport in 1915. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Sheman of Bennett; Miss Lois Ruser at home; Mrs. Dale Lineburg, Davenport; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Thoms of Davenport; and one brother Walter Rohlf of Bennett. A granddaughter, one brother, and one sister preceded her in death.
  Memorial service was held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Runge Chapel. Burial in the Davenport Memorial.

Tipton Advertiser………April 30, 1959
Memorial Services For Lewis Johnson Held Wednesday Afternoon
  Memorial services for Mr. Lewis V. Johnson were held at the Sheets & Dahn Funeral home Wednesday afternoon, April 29 at 2 o’clock with Clifford Wolfe of the Friends Church in West Branch offficiating. Interment was in the West Branch cemetery.
  Mr. Johnson was born in Galena, Kan., March 16, 1894, and passed away at the Utopia nursing home in Tipton, Monday afternoon, Apri; 27, after an illness of many months. He was married to Clara Christiansen at Iowa City, Feb. 20, 1924.
  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have resided in Tipton for the past ten years and were the genial proprietors of a café for most of that period, until ill health forced Mr. Johnson to retire.
  Survivors include his wife Clara of Tipton;  two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Mary Ellen) Hauser of Kalona, Ill.; and Mrs. Lawrence (Wanda Lou) Young of Tipton; one sister Mrs. Ralph Gibson of Columbus, Kan.; one brother, Lawrence Johnson of Sedalia, Mo., and 4 grandchildren.

Tipton Advertiser…………………….November 9, 1959
Jacob Frederick Wagner Summoned Thursday
  Jacob Frederick Wagner was born near Buchanan, Iowa, Feb. 1, 1910, the son of Wesley and Margaret Wagner. He attained the age of 49 years 9 months and 4 days, his death occurring Thursday, Nov. 5th.
  He was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Ruser in the Little Brown Church in the Vale , at Nashua, Iowa, June 12, 1936.
  Fred was engaged in farming most of his life. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge of Tipton. He was good friend and neighbor and will be missed by all who knew him.
  Those left to  mourn his passing are his devoted wife, Ruth, his four sisters, Mrs. Leona Thurston, Mrs. Grace Thurston, Mrs. Verna Winekauf, Mrs. Eunice Wiskus all  of Tipton; five brothers, Floyd of Coon Rapids; Albert, Elmer and Everett of Stanwood and Ernest of Tipton. His parents and 4 brothers preceded him in death.
  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 7, 1959, in the Sheets & Dahn Funeral home with the Rev. Arthur Stratemeyer officiating, and interment was made in Inland Cemetery near Bennett.

Tipton Advertiser……….December 31, 1959
Tipton Attorney, James D. France, Stricken With Heart Attack, Dies
  Attorney James D. France, 54, succcmbed to a heart attack Thursday, December 24th, in the office of Dr. L. E. Bees in Bennett, Iowa. Atty. France was enroute to Davenport, accompanied by Mr. Fred Edler, when he became quite ill a few miles east of Bennett and was returned to the Bennett’s doctor’s office, where his death occurred. He had been in frail health many months.
  James D. France was born in Tipton, July 7, 1905. He attended Tipton schools, the Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated from the State University of Iowa law school.
  For four years from 1933-37, he was secretary for the late Congressman Edward C. Eicher of Washington, D. C.
  His marriage to Jean Hahn, in Davenport, occurred in June 1935.
  In 1948 he was a candidate for Congressman from the First Iowa District, on the Democratic ticket.
  He had taken an active part in the civic and political affairs in Cedar County and southeastern Iowa for many years and had been  a democratic national convention delegate.
  He was a member of the Cedar county bar association also Cedar Lodge A. F. & A. M.  Tipton; the Consistory and Kaaba Shrine in Davenport as well as other fraternal orders.
  Surviving are his wife, Jean; a daughter, Mary Jean Emrick of  Tipton; a son, James France, Jr. and a grandson, Jeffery Lee Emrick; an aunt Margaret France of Tipton as well as other aunts, cousins and a host of friends.
  Memorial service was held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 27, 1959, at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home, the Rev. A. C. Long in charge of the service. The Consistory of Davenport conducted graveside services at Tipton Masonic cemetery where interment was made.

Tipton Advertiser………….January 07, 1960
Henry A. Wacker
Wilton---Henry A. Wacker, 79,  died Saturday at Mt. Pleasant after a lengthy illness.
  Funeral services for Mr. Wacker were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Griffith Funeral home.
  Mr. Wacker is survived by his wife; two brothers, Edwin of Wilton; Richard of Independence, Mo.; four sisters, Miss Della Wacker of Wilton; Mrs. George Stoll of Lincoln, Ill.; Mrs. Nora Foster of Anamosa; and Mrs. Emma Baumann  of Los Angeles, Calif.

Tipton Advertiser…………January 21, 1960
Services for Brudus Baker Tue. Jan. 19
  Brudus J. Baker was born May 20, 1885, at his farm home southwest of Mechanicsville, where he spent his entire life. He passed away Jan. 17, 1960 in St. Luke’s hospital, Cedar Rapids, where he was taken the evening before. He attained the age of 71 years 7 months and 27 days.
  He was born the son of Alfred Baker and Amelia Herbst Baker, and served his duty in World War 1 overseas in France with the machine gun company, 349th infantry. He was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post in Tipton, Ia.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Lillian Ferguson of Mechanicsville, and one brother, Charles Baker of Tipton.
  Survivors are his faithful cousin, Miss Hilda Brooks, who has been a constant companion for 40 years; also one aunt and several cousins in England, and a host of other cousins and friends here. He was a good neighbor always ready to help others.
  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1960 at Sheets & Dahn funeral home in Tipton with Rev. George Gallaher officiating and the VFW and American Legion drill squad of Tipton posts performing the military rites at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsville.
  Pallbearers were Claude Mitchell, Chester Burr, Edward Richert, Donald Kamberling, Glen Eaton, and Lawrence Mackey.

Tipton Advertiser………..January 21, 1960
Mr. Carl Wagner of Wheatland Died Tuesday
  Memorial services for Carl W. Wagner will be held at Peace Church in Bennett Friday, Jan. 22 at 1:30 o’clock. Interment will be in Inland cemetery near Bennett. Sheets & Dahn funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
  Mr. Wagner passed away at his home near Wheatland Tuesday, Jan. 19. He was born in Germany on November, 1881.
  Survivors include his wife, and one daughter, Mrs. Paul Strackbein of Wheatland; two granddaughters, Gloria and Fern; four sisters, Kate, Carrie, and Helen Wagner at Bennett; and Mrs. Minnie Loeffler of Bennett; two brothers, Henry of Davenport; and Fred of Lost Nation.

Tipton Advertiser………….March 10, 1960
Former Stanwood Lady Dies At Red Oak, Iowa
  Margaret Estella Davidson, the daughter of Robert John and Florence Baker Davidson, was born at Stanwood, Iowa on Dec. 28, 1909. She lived in the Stanwood community until 1920 when the family moved to Washington, Iowa.
  On Sept. 26, 1936, she was married to Dale Hoffman of the Kemling community where their home was established on the farm which Dale’s grandfather had settled in 1874. They lived there for more than 23 years.
  Estella passed away at the Red Oak hospital on Feb. 26, after an extended illness.
  Services were held at the Center Ridge U. P. church near Red Oak, Iowa, on Feb. 29th, at 2 p.m. with burial in the Center Ridge cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser………..March 10, 1960
Memorial Services For Elmer Feldman Friday Afternoon, March 11
  Elmer Feldman, oldest son of William and Hannah (Jehie) Feldman, was born Feb. 26, 1901, in the South Prairie community at West Liberty, Iowa, and passed away at his home March 8th, at the age of 59 years and 11 days.
  He attended country school at Federal Hill, belonged to the country church of South Prairie community near West Liberty, was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church of Tipton, and was a Farm Bureau member.
  On Sept. 13, 1922, he was married to Maggie Schlicht of Walnut, Ia., in the Lutheran church at Atlantic, Iowa.  To this union were born 3 sons, Ralph of Rochester; Dale of Boston, Mass.; and William of Tipton.
  Elmer was a farmer all his life farming in West Liberty and Rochester communities and Tipton community. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor and a good friend to all. He will be long remembered for his cheerful, willing spirit and his helpful presence in his community.
  He was preceded in death by his mother, father  and  one sister, Mable.
  He leaves to mourn in passing, his loving wife and sons and 10 grandchildren; two sisters,  Mrs. (Linn) Clarence Lenz and Mrs. (Laura) Geroge Lenz; three brothers, Clifford, at Clarence; and  Wilford of West Liberty; one aunt, Louise Curtis of Lone Tree; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
  Services will be held in Trinity Lutheran Church  in Tipton, Friday, March 11, 1960, at 2 p.m. Pastor Roy Wingate of the First English Church in Iowa City will officiate. Interment will be in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.
  Arrangements by  Dye Funeral Home.

  Tipton Advertiser…………….March 10, 1960
Mary Alice Yetter Life Resident Cedar County, Summoned
  Mary Alice Bailey was born in Springdale, Iowa, on Nov. 22, 1873, the daughter of  Joseph and Elizabeth Harris. She spent her entire live in this community, and passed away Friday, March 4, 1960, at the Woode nursing home in Tipton, where she had been in failing health for the past several years. She attained the age of 86 years 3 months and 12 days.
  She was united in marriage to Joseph Henry Yetter, in Tipton, Nov. 22, 1893. To this union one daughter was born, Elsie Mae.
  Surviving are her one daughter, Mrs. Lee Countryman; two brothers, George Bailey of Burlington and Charles Bailey of Lisbon; 8 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren, besides several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Mar. 6, 1960 in the Sheets & Dahn funeral home with Pastor R. Waldo Hansen of the Lutheran church officiating, and interment was made in the Tipton Masonic cemtery.
  Pallbearers were Bert Highly, John Bender, William Nabor, Marquis Morden, and Carl Crispin. The music selections were Rock of Ages and The Old Rugged Cross. Vocalist, Mrs. Lyle Dickinson; organist, Mrs. Irma Crawford. Flower attendants were Mrs. Bert Highly, Mrs. Ruth Miller and Geroge Tevis.
  Card of Thanks
  Mere words are inadequate to express our gratitude to each and everyone who helped us through the days of sorrow with flowers, words of sympathy, and deeeds of infinite kindness. A special thank you to the Rev. Waldo Hansen, the pallbearers, organist, vocalist and flower car attendants.
                                                         Mr. and Mrs. Lee Countryman.
                                                          Children and grandchildren

Tipton Advertiser………..March 10, 1960
Richard F. Peterson Dies In Wilton Home
  Durant, Ia.----Funeral service for Richard F. Peterson, 85, a resident of Durant for the past 38 years, was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday in the Frick Funeral home in Durant. Burial was in the Durant cemetery. Mr. Peterson died at 3 a.m. Saturday in the Wilton nursing home after an extended illness.
  A native of Scott county, he married the former Eliza Hartz  in 1900. She preceded him in death in 1935.
  Survivng is a daughter, Mrs. Albert Olderog of New Liberty.

Tipton Advertiser……..March 10, 1960
William H. Parker
  William H. Parker, 517 W. 13th Street, Davenport, Iowa, passed away Feb. 24, 1960, at Mercy Hospital of an extended illlness. He was 81. Born in Atkins, Ohio, May 29, 1878 he came to Tipton at the age of 17.
  In 1902 he married Emma Bette Long, who preceded him in death in 1912. There were five children by that marriage. Twin boys died at birth,; a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Florence) Hallquist of Rock Island, Ill.; two sons, Howard of Tipton, Iowa and Wilbur of Davenport, Iowa.
  He married Jennie Hayes in 1914. To this union six children were born. Mrs. Eric (Golda) Bortleson of Davenport; Mrs. David (Jenette) Baril, Lisbon; Mrs. William (Helen) Stranger, Hopkinton; two sons, Loren of Center Junction; Stanley of Martelle; a son preceded him in death.
  There are 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. He farmed in Cedar, Jones and Linn counties until 1936, when he came to Davenport and was a painter. He retired in 1951.
  Funeral services were held Feb. 27, 1960, at the Runge Chapel in Davenport. Burial was in Davenport.
  Pallbearers were Harold Bell, Ray Piersall, Earl Piersall, Frank Quinlin, Leallen Ahrens and Sam Williams.

Tipton Advertiser……….April 14, 1960
Memorial Services for Ethel Van Velkinberg Held Wednesday, Apr. 13
  Memorial services for Ethel Van Velkinberg were held at the Dye funeral home Wednesday afternoon, April 13, at 2 o’clock with Rev. Lloyd Brockmeyer officiating. Interment was in the Titpon Masonic cemetery.
  Ethel the only child of Harold and Elizabeth Fell Young was born August 28, 1904, at Pomeroy, Meigs County,  Ohio. She came to Iowa with her parents at the age of four years and spent the early years of her life in the Tipton and Bennett vicinity.
  She was married to Edward A. Van Velkinberg at the Methodist church in Tipton. To this union was born one daughter, Ethel Crabell, now Mrs. John E. Harden. The family moved to Kane, Manatoba, Canada, where they resided for two years, later moving to Cedar Rapids where Ethel was baptised and became a member of the Church of God. After the death of her father, she returned to Tipton where she maintained her home with her mother. She passed away suddenly at her home at noon Sunday, April 10, 1960.
  Surviving are her mother, Elizabeth F. Young; one daughterm Mrs. John Harden; one granddaugher, Linda Harden; and one grandson, Edward Harden, of Mt. Vernon.
  Casket bearers at the services were Vincent Gough, James Casterline, Dr. D. E. Forest, Frank L. Norris, Albert Shaffer and Carson H. Cobb.

Tipton Advertiser……….May 05, 1960
Services For Mrs. Ford Thursday Afternoon
  Memorial services for Lucy Elizabeth Ford will be Thursday, May 5, at 2 o’clock at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home. Gordon Smith, of Clarence officiated.
  Mrs. Ford was born in Cedar county, August 23, 1878, and passed away at her home in Tipton Monday morning, May 2.
  Survivors include her husband, John; five sons, Dan, Clarence, Frank, Charles and Lawrence; six daughters, Mrs. Nellie Schneider, Mrs. Bertha Proctor, Mrs. Genevieve Meixner, Mrs. Viola Gritton, Violet Ford and Mrs. Ellen Myers; 32 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Tipton Advertiser………May 19, 1960
Mrs. Anna Wiese
  Mrs. Anna Wiese, 86, formerly of 3525 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, died at 6:15 Thursday in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wiese, Wilton, after an extended illness.
  Born near Mount Joy, Anna Bruhn married Julius Wiese Feb. 18, 1903 here. The couple farmed near Bennett before retiring and moving to Davenport.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Dexter, Davenport; four sons, Arnold of Wilton; LeRoy and Delbert both of Bennett; and Erwin of Pleasant Valley; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Louise Veilert, Davenport.

Tipton Advertiser………..May 19, 1960
Services Held For Mrs. Iva P. Olson, Relative Of Tipton Woman
  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hill & Fredericks for Mrs. Iva P. Olson, 68, of 107 Warren St., Davenport, who died Saturday night at ST. Luke’s Hospital after a week- long illness.
  Mrs. Olson was born August 31, 1891, in Tipton. She married Mr. Claude Olson in 1910.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Sindt of Monpelier; Mrs. Lucille Sissel of Tipton; and Mrs. Martha Bessenecker of Buffalo; tour sons, Louis and Eugene of Davenport; Alvin of Maquoketa; and Leonard of Buffalo; three sisters,  Mrs. Myrtle Young,  Mrs. Ruth Sindt, and Mrs. Josephine Statts all of Tipton; and Elgy Adams of Stockton, Iowa; 36 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1941, one son and two sisters.
  Burial was in Fairmont cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser……….May 19, 1960
Florence Neese Moody Dies In Tipton
  Mrs. Florence Neese  Moody passed away Tuesday, May 10, at the Utopia nursing home in Tipton, Ia. She was born Dec. 21, 1880 in Andrew County, Fillmore, Mo. and departed this life at the age of 79 years 4 months and 20 days.
  She was married to Wesley Neese on August 20, 1902. To this union one child was born, Lillian Elizabeth Neese Wendt. On Aug. 23, 1944, her husband preceded her in death.
  Later she was married to William Moody in Nov. 1951. He also preceded her in death on June 1, 1953. She made her home in Missouri  until 1918, when she moved to South Dakota, moving back to Iowa in 1945, making her home in Stanwood near her daughter and family.
  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church of  Stanwood. She had always been active in church work until the past few years. She was confined due to illness.
  Survivors include one daughter, Lillian Elizabeth Neese Wendt; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephens; her husbands, Wesley Neese, and Wm. Moody and two brothers.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 11, 1960, at 1:30 at the Chapman Funeral home in Clarence, with Rev. Reginald Muhl, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church officiating.
  The body was taken to the Brett & Hawkins funeral home at Savanah, Mo., where services were held Thursday,  May 12,  at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. Koble of St. Joseph, Mo. Burial was at Fillmore, Mo.
  Pallbearers were Walter Stephens, Loyd Stephens, Glen Munsey, Shelton Weaver and Carl Peterson.

Tipton Advertiser………June 02, 1960
Memorial Rites To Be Here Friday For A Mechanicsville Resident
  Memorial services for Elizabeth Dinse, 72, will be held at the Dye Funeral Home in Tipton, Friday afternoon June 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be made in Stanwood cemetery.
  Elizabeth Dinse, sister of William Dinse of Tipton, passed away at ST. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids early Wednesday morning.
  She had been a resident of Mechanicsville.

Tipton Advertiser………June 02, 1960
Former Titpon Man Dies At Wyoming, Iowa, Services Held May 23
  Howard “Pete” Countryman, former Tipton man, and a brother of Lee Countryman of Tipton, died at Wyoming, Iowa, May 20th at the age of 63 years.
   Services were held Monday, May 23rd, at the Wallace funeral home in Wyoming.
   Howard was a service man in the World War 1 army. He had made his home in Wyoming a number of years.

Tipton Advertiser………June 02, 1960
Mrs. Amos Suchomel Cedar Bluff Resident, dies at age 68 yrs.
  Mrs. Amos J. Suchomel, 68, of route 3, Tipton, died early Thursday morning at her home in Cedar Bluff community after a long illness. Born Blanche Krupna, Aug. 1st, 1891, in Czechoslovakia, she came to the United States when she was 18, and lived in the Solon community until her marriage to Amos J. Suchomel on Ap. 02, 1913. After their marriage the couple lived for two years on a farm four miles east of Morse and in 1915 moved to the farm 1 mile west of Cedar Bluff.  In 1919 they moved five years. They moved back to the Cedar Bluff farm, and 2 years ago moved to Cedar Bluff.
   Surviving are her husband; six daughters, Mrs. Charles Gibbons of Tipton, Miss Lillian Suchomel at home, Mrs. Max Netolicky of Solon, Mrs. Donald Johnston, West Branch; Mrs. Eugene Compton of Durant, and Mrs. William Zearing of Lisbon; two sons, William and  Roert of Solon; 27 grandchildren, and a brother Charles Krupna of Chicago.
     The Rosary was recited at he Brosh funeral parlors, Solon, 7:30 p.m. Friday. The solemn requiem High Mass was offered by the Rev. P.J. Laffey, Pastor, assisted by Rev. Martin Diamond of Harper deacon, and Rev. Edward Collins of Tipton, sub-deacon.
      Also present in the sanctuary were Rt. Rev. Msgr. J.D. Conway, Rev. A.J. Barry and Rev. Wm. Kidwell. Sisters Catherine and Gabriel from Merecy hospital, Iowa City, were present, and Col, and Mrs. C.J. Williams and family of Rock Island arsenal.
       Card Of Thanks
      We wish to express our sincere appreciation and thanks for the many expressions of sympathy, and the many courtesies which were extended to us during the many weeks of illness and at the time of the death of our beloved wife and mother.
    Amos Suchomel and Family.

Tipton Advertiser…………..June 09, 1960
Elizabeth C. Dinse
  Elizabeth Christine Dinse, eldest daughter of John and Caroline Dinse, was born near Lexington, Nebraska, July 10, 1887. She died  in St. Luke’s hospital, Cedar Rapids, June 1st, 1960, after a few weeks illness. She was 72 years 10 months and 22 days of age.
  She attended schools in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa. She also attended Highland Park College in Des Moines.
  The past 45 years she had resided on a farm near Mechanicsville, Iowa.
  Survivors are one brother, Wm. Dinse, of Tipton; five sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Gleason of Gillette, Wyo.; Mrs. Craig,,  Montfort, Wis.; Mrs. Ida Hill, Oskaloosa, Iowa; Jessie Dinse, Tipton; and Mabel Dinse, Fort Ord, California; one uncle, Ernest Dinse of  Mechanicsville, and one aunt, Mrs. Frieda Beruth, Palo Alto, California; two grand-nieces and four grand-nephews; also a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Tipton Advertiser…………September 15, 1960
Andrew Mixel
  Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Andrew Mixel. Mr. Mixel passed away Saturday night at Wyoming nursing home. He was born in Pennsylvania, but has spent the greater part of his life in Cedar County. He is survived by four brothers, Harry and Robert of Red Oak Grove community, Ambrose of Stanwood and John in Oregon. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mixel, preceded him in death a number of years ago, as did a sister and some other brothers.

Tipton Advertiser…………..April 27, 1961
Dorothy Long
  Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:00 o’clock at the Methodist church. Joe Ally and Gordon Vickery were in charge of the service. Soloist was Mrs. John Swift, accompanied by Mrs. Ed Speer, Mrs. Ward McClellan, and Mrs. James Moneypenney were in charge of the flowers. Pallbearers were Glen Tenley, Robert Dierks, Woodrow Stock, Paul Portewig, James Moneypenny, and Burr Aylesworth.
  Dorothy was born Oct. 2, 1914, to John and Florence Long at Worthington, Minn. She came to Stanwood with her parents in 1920 and passed away at her home Friday evening, April 21, 1961, at the age of 46 years, 6 months and 19 days. She was one of a family of 5 children.
  She was preceded in death vy her father and a brother, Verne. Her mother, Florence Long, a sister Mrs. Frank Emmanuel of Peoria, Ill.; Kenneth Long of Davenport and Carl Long of Hiawatha survive her.
  Dorothy was an invalid for approximately  26 of her 46 years of her life. However by means of crutches and wheel chair, she managed several years in school. And for the past 17 years has been bedridden. During this time she has managed a greeting card business to try to help with her support. And through it all, has been very uncomplaining.
  Those here from out of  town to attend the funeral were Mr. and  Mrs. Kenneth Long, Davenport; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Uhde and family; Dubuque; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Long, and sons, Hiawatha; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Emmanuel, and Sharon, Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Wm. Pueschel, Mr.a nd Mrs. O. C. Long, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Long, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fuegale, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Ora Williams and Mrs. Ted Williams, Cedar Valley; Mrs. Jo LaPlant, Chicago; and Mrs. Clair Hoffman, Rock Island.
  Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hansen of Waterloo called in the Long home Sunday.

Tipton Advertiser……….May 11, 1961
Wife of Former Tipton Resident Dies In California
  Relatives in Tipton, Iowa have been notified of the death of Mrs. Maybelle Safley which occurred Monday, April 24, in Santa Ana, Calif.
  Mrs. Safley was the widow of J. C. Safley, a former editor of the San Diego Union who was killed October 19, 1953 in an airplane crash in the mountains near Monterey, Mexico. He was formerly a resident of Tipton and has several relatives in the Tipton area.
  Mrs. Safley was born in Mendota, Ill., and went to California with her husband in 1923. They were married in December 1915. She is survived by a daughter and a brother of Santa Ana; three sisters; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Reed who is dean of girls at Santa Ana high school.

Tipton Advertiser………….May 11, 1961
Memorial Services For Bennett Resident Held Monday Afternoon
  Memorial service for Julius Henry Popp of Bennett, were held Monday, May 8, at Sheets & Dahn funeral home in Tipton at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. O,ar Petterson of the Bennett Methodist Church officiating, Interment was in the Inland Cemetery, Bennett.
  Mr. Popp was born near Sunbury in Cedar county. He was married to Annie Lillenthal at Davenport on February 19, 1897. He resided in the Bennett community his entire life. He passed away at his home in Bennett on Friday, May 5, after an illness of two weeks.
  Clarence Miller and Ernest Riedsel sang selected hymns accompanied by  Mrs. Ernest Riedsel.
  Suirvivors include 4 sons, Edward Popp, Wilton Jct.; Arnold Popp, Winner, S. D.; Walter Popp, Bennett; and Gilbert Popp, Atalissa; 2 daughters, Mabel Groth, Bennett; and Norma Goeesch, Bennett; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Tipton Advertiser………..May 11, 1961
Irvin Noble, Father of Mrs. Clarence Lenker, Dies in Grand Island
  Irvin Noble, 81, of Grand Island, Neb., who died Friday, Apr. 28th in Grand Island hospital after being ill for several months, was the father of Mrs. Clarence Lenker of Wilton Jct., Iowa.
  Mr. and Mrs. Lenker were in that city for several days. The funeral rites were held Monday at 10:30 at the L &L Mortuary, there.
  Mr. and Mrs. Noble had been married for 57 years.
  Floyd Lenker of Wilton and Mr. and Mrs. McConahay and Bert of Columbus City also attended the funeral services.

Tipton Advertiser…….July  06, 1961
Services held Tuesday for Elmer R. Wagner
  Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9:00 a. m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mechanicsville for Elmer R. Wagner, who passed away July 1, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery at Tipton with Sheets & Dahn funeral home in charge. Ministers in charge were Rev. A.  Gibbs at the church and  Rev. Edward Collins at the cemetery. Pall bearers were his nephews, Kenneth Wagner, Leslie Wagner, Richard Wagner, Paul Wiskus, Charles Winekauf and Fred Thurston.
  Elmer R. Wagner was born at Lisbon, Dec. 17, 1900, the son of Wesley W. and Margaret Gaines Wagner. He passed away July 1 at the age of  60 years, 6 months and 14 days.
During his entire life he had been a farmer in the vicinities of Lisbon, Mechanicsville, Tipton, and Stanwood, where he lived at the time of his death which occurred after a six months illness.
  He is survived by his wife, the former Rose Wiskus, four sons, Donald of Alantic, Charles of Mechanicsville, Darrell and Phillip of Stanwood; three daughters, Mrs. Fay (Alma) Unruh of Lisbon;  Louise at home and Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) Wendt of Stanwood; four brothers, Albert and Everett of  Stanwood; Floyd of Coon Rapids; and Ernest of Tipton; four sisters, Mrs. Leona and Mrs. Grace Thurston,
Mrs. Verna Winekauf and Mrs. Henry Wiskus. He was preceded in   death by his parents and two brothers.

Tipton Advertiser………………September 07, 1961
Memorial Services Held Wednesday for Henry D. Meyer
  Henry D. Meyer, a resident of the Tipton-Bennett area the past several years, passed away after a brief illness on Monday Sept. 4th. Mr. Meyer was born in Germany, April 9, 1886. He was united in marriage Feb. 11, 1909,  to Josephine Foss in Tipton, Iowa. Mr. Meyer was farmer during his active years near Bennett.
  He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Tipton, Iowa.
  Survivors include his wife, Josephine of Tipton; one daughter, Mrs. Bernhardt (Nellie) Stuehm of Bennett; two grandchildren, Mrs. Richard (Sharlon) Perry of Arlington, Va.; Mrs. Wallace Ford, Lowden, Iowa; one niece, Mrs. Leonard Soppe of Tipton, who made her home with them; three great-grandchildren and several other nieces and nephews.
  Funeral service was held Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home in Tipton, Rev. A. R. Stratemeyer offficiating. Interment was in Inland cemetery.
  Pallbearers were Eugene Moore, William Andersen, Herman Onken, Forrest Ford, Edo Thein, and George Tevis.

Tipton Advertiser……….December 28, 1961
Services Sunday For James Thurston, Tipton Resident
  Memorial services were held on Sunday, Dec. 24th, for James Herbert Thurston, age 63, who passed away at his home in Titpon, Friday Dec. 22nd. Rev. A. C. Long of the Tipton Methodist church was in charge of the service at Sheets & Dahn funeral home at 2:00 p.m. and interment was in the Titpton Masonic cemetery.
  Pallbearers were his nephews, Donald Simmons, Henry Wiskus, Jr., Jack Robinson, Alva Garmon, Leslie Wagner, Kenneth Wagner.
  In charge of flowers were Mrs. Norwin Martens and Mrs. Lorna Merlo.
  Mr. Thurston was born Aug. 19, 1898, at Edwards, Missouri, son of Joseph and Cordella Short Thurston. July 8, 1925, he was united in marriage to Grace Wagner. He had been employed in several lines of work and recently had retired as cemetery sexton.
  Survivors include his wife, Grace, six sons and three daughters, Earl James and Marvin Dean of Tipton; Fred of Wilton Junction; Robert of Springville; Albert of Stanwood; and Thomas Lee of Davenport; Mrs. Charley (Bonnie) Moffit of Stanwood; Mrs. Peggy Swatford and Mrs. Don (Betty0 Cozad  both of Tipton. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Mays of Harrisonville, Mo.; Mrs. Leah Jones of Woodward, Oklahoma.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and a twin brother Sam Thurston.

Tipton Advertiser………..January 04, 1962
Memorial Services for Miss Margaret France, Tipton Resident Sunday
  Memorial services for Miss Margaret France were held at the Dye funeral home at 2:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Dec. 31, with Rev. Ralph Adamson officiating. Interment was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.
  Miss France was born Oct. 26, 1876, the daughter of  Ozias  and Susan France and passed away Dec. 26, 1961, at Lake Wroth, Fla., where she was spending the winter months.
  She was a lifetime resident of Tipton and traveled widely in the United States. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, working in the Esther Circlem a Past Chief of the Pythian Sister Lodge; secretary in the law office of her brother, the late  Atty. James France during her active years, and for many years was the vice county chairman of the Democratic party in  Iowa.
  Survivors include one brother, Art France of Inglewood, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Herman Smith of Sibley; Mrs. Catherine Nolder of Dodge City, Kans.; Mrs. Ida Ebert of Cedar Rapids; and Mrs. Rua Shapley of Lake Worth Fla.; many nieces and nephews.

Tipton Advertiser………July 17, 1962
Last Rites Monday For Ivan Jay Ford, 79
  Last rites for Ivan Jay Ford, 79, Wilton Junction, were held July 16 with burial in the Durant cemetery.
  Born May 12, 1883 in Cedar County, he was the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Ayers Ford. He married Elizabeth Thiesen March 1, 1911 at Tipton. A retired farmer, he had been a lifelong resident of the Wilton Junction area.
  Survivors include the widow, 2 brothers, Orville and Lowry A. Ford, Wilton Junction and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents,  3 sisters and 3 brothers.

Tipton Advertiser………….October 16, 1962
Services Oct. 17 For Everett L. Wagner, 56
  Funeral services for Everett Leslie Wagner, 56, will be at the Sheets & Dahn funeral home in Tipton at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, with Rev. Arthur Stratemeyer in charge. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery.
  Pallbearers will be nephews.
  Mr. Wagner died suddenly at his home in Stanwood early on Monday morning of an apparent heart attack.
  The son of Wesley and Margaret Gains Wagner, he was born March 16, 1906 in Bemidji, Minn. He was married to Marie LaRue at the Red Oak Parsonage July 28, 1928.
  He was a farmer in the Tipton and Stanwood areas all of his life.
  He is survived by his wife, a son, Leslie, Rewey, Wis.; 3 daughters,  Mrs. Paul (Naomi) Zimmerman, Rewey, Wis.; Mrs. Carl (Shirley) Zimmerman, Tipton and June at home; 11 grandchildren, 3 brothers, a twin brother Ernest of Tipton; Floyd of  Coon Rapids; Albert of Stanwood; 4 sisters, Mrs. Leona Thurston, Mrs. Grace Thurston, Mrs. Verna Winekauf and Mrs. Eunice Wiskus all of Tipton; and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and 7 brothers.

Tipton Advertiser……….November 27, 1962
Services Today for James E. Taylor, 27
  James Ernest Taylor, 27, Mechanicsville, died Nov. 25 at St. Luke’s hospital in Cedar Rapids of injuries received in an accident at Edgewood 5 weeks ago.
  Taylor was injured when a ditch caved in while he was working on  a sewer project. He suffered fatal internal injuries.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Methodist church in Mechanicsville with the Rev. Eugene Miller of Lisbon in charge. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery at Lisbon.
  Pallbearers will be Merlin, Donald, Kenneth and William Wever, Richard Mindham and Arthur Olson. Mrs. Lewis Gamble, Mrs. Richard Minham and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth  Kadice will be in charge of the flowers.
  The son of Walter E. and Velma Yeater Taylor, was born in Muscatine Oct. 20, 1935. He had lived in Mechanicsville for 17 years and attended the Mechanicsville high school. He served in the army medical corps from 1958-1960. He was engaged to Carol Jean Weber of Mechanicsville.
  He is survived by his parents, a brother, Vernon, Mechanicsville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Luverne (Beverly) Weber, Mechanicsville; and Mrs. Pat (Lorraine) Leonard, Cedar Rapids; 15 nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles.

 Tipton Advertiser……………..September 17, 1963
Services Friday for Albert O. Wagner, 63
  Albert O. Wagner died Wednesday morning at the Thurston Nursing Home. He was born at Lisbon Sept. 26, 1899 and married Dorothy Herron at Guthrie Center Oct. 2, 1929.
  Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Sheets & Dahn Funeral Home with burial in the Red Oak cemetery. The Rev. James Elvig was the minister.
  His parents were Margaret Gaines and Wesley William Wagner. He has lived the past eight years in the Stanwood community and before that spent most of his life in Coon Rapids where he was a farmer.
  Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard A. of Olin and Leland E. of Onslow and three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Leora) Tenley and Mrs. Richard (Norma Jean) Luckstead both of Olin; and Mrs. Larry (Violet) Brinkman , Tipton; four sisters, Leona Thurston, Grace Thurston, Verna Winekauf,  Eunice Wiskus, all of Tipton; two brothers, Floyd  W. of Coon Rapids and Ernest L. Wagner of Tipton. There are 14 grandchildren.

Tipton Advertiser…………..October 01, 1963
Hold Services Sept. 29 For Mrs. John Davidson
  Funeral services for Mrs. John Davidson, 81, were held Sept. 29 at the United Presbyterian church in Stanwood  with the Rev. James Elving in charge. Burial was in the Stanwood cemetery.
   Mrs. Merl Carrol was organist and Mrs. Alf Meyer and Mrs. Kenneth Smith were in charge of flowers. Pallbearers were Dillon Jones, Bill Horr, Hatlan Voelker, James Smith, Harry Hegarty and Jack Hanks.
    Mrs. Davidson died Sept. 26 at St. Luke’s hospital in Cedar Rapids after a short illness.
    Florence Baker, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C.W. Baker, was born April 05, 1882, at Kossuth and came to Stanwood as a  young girl. She was married to John Davidson 54 years ago and they made their home in Stanwood, except for a few years spent near Washington.
     In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Irene Haupt, a son, Edwin, and 2 grandchildren, Bob and  Ruth Davidson.

Tipton Advertiser……….February 11, 1964
Services Feb. 08 for Mrs. Dorothea Bauer
  Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothea Louise Bauer, 75, were held Feb. 08 at the United Chruch of Christ in Bennett with the Rev. Robert C. Ahrendt in charge. Interment was in Inland cemetery at Bennett.
   Pallbearer  were R.D.  Myrl and Edwin Edler, Fred Edler, Jr., Henry Kohlholf and Albert Meyer, Ernest and Ruth Riedesel provied music and Mrs. George Idsen and Mrs. Hugo Thoeming were in charge of flowers.
   Mrs. Bauer died Feb. 05 at the home of a granddaughter at New Liberty.
   The daughter of Heinrich and Wilhelmina Thorman Edler, she was born Oct. 20, 1888 at Clarence, and attended Clarence and Lowden schools. She was married to Gustav Bauer, Oct. 14, 1909, at Tipton.
    She spent most of her life in the Bennett area and worked at the telephone office in Bennett for 25 years. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ.
     She is survived by a son, Merlin, Bennett: a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Norma) Lee, Davenport: 3 sisters, Mrs. Lena Kohlhoff and Mrs. Anna Mixell, Lowden: and Mrs. Marie Meyer, Clarence: 2 brothers, Henery, Cedar Rapids, and John, Denver, Colo.; 4 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
      She was  preceded  in death by her husband, 2 brothers and a sister.

Tipton Advertiser………….October 13, 1964
Services Monday For Robert M. Ford, 66
  Last rites for Robert Maxwell Ford, 66, were held Oct. 12 at the Dye funeral  home with the Rev. Virgil Freyermuth in charge. Burial was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.
  Pallbearers were Donald Marion, Henry Oldham, Ernest Wagner, Donald Armstrong, Sr., Paul Sindt, and Henry Ohlinger. Dawson Powers was an honorary pallbearer. Mrs. Irma Crawford was organist.
  Mr. Ford died in University hospitals at Iowa City Oct. 9. He had been a patient there since Sept. 29.
  The son of Charles B. and Theada Maxwell Ford, he was married to Leora Marie Voss Oct. 3, 1934 in Tipton.
  Mr. Ford spent his entire life in the Tipton area and was a painter for many years. He had been operating a gift shop in Tipton.
  He is survived by his wife, a son,  Robert M. Ford Jr., Tipton, a step-son, Larry A. Youngs, West Branch, 2 brothers, Forrest H. Ford, Tipton and J. B. Ford, Missouri Valley and 5 grandchildren.

Tipton Advertiser……..October 13, 1964
Services Tuesday for Edgar James Hinton, 74
  Funeral services for Edgar James Hinton, 74, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Sheets and Son funeral home with the Rev. Eugene Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.
  Carl Kern Roscoe and Marvis Schilling, Lloyd Dickinson, A. A. Peterson, and Homer Achey will be pallbearers. Mrs. Irma Crawford is organist and Mrs. Ed Skladzien and Mrs. Velma LaRue are in charge of flowers.
  Mr. Hinton died at his home Oct. 11 after a short illness.
  The son of Charles and Martha Butler Hinton, he was born May 5, 1890 in Shelbyville, Ill., and was educated in the rural Shelbyville schools. He was married to Mabel Schilling in Tipton Dec. 18, 1926.
  He worked as a farm laborer in the Tipton area, moving to Cedar county in 1921. He served in World War 1 from June, 1918 to July 1919, as a private in Co. G. 22nd Engineers at Camp Grant, Ill.
  He is survived by his wife,  a sister, Mrs. Ethel Drain, Oconce, Ill., and a niece, Mrs. Willie (Dorothy) Williams of Oconce, Ill.

Tipton Advertiser…………..October 13, 1964
Services Oct. 10 For Rodger W. Atkins, 47, A Native of Tipton
  Funeral services for Rodger Williams Atkins, 47, of 526 Brady St., Davenport, were held in Davenport Oct. 10 with burial in Memorial Park cemetery, Davenport.
  Mr. Atkins died Oct. 7 in his apartment. He was born April 15, 1917 at Tipton, the son of Ray M. and Madge Henderson Atkins. He retired from the Navy in 1959 after serving for over 20 years. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Atkins, 135 Locust St., Davenport; one brother, Ray O. Atkins, Davenport and one sister, Elaine Atkins, Chicago, Ill., two nieces and one nephew.
Tipton Advertiser……..March 31, 1964
Frederick Wagner, Born In Bennett, Dies At Home In Lost Nation
  Frederick Wagner of Lost Nation, brother of Kate and Carrie Wagner of Bennett, died suddenly of a heart attack Sunday March 29. Funeral services will be held today (Tuesday) at 1:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church in Lost Nation. Burial will be in Lost Nation.
  Mr. Wagner was born and grew up in Bennett.
  He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Merlin Latore, Oxford Junction, 3 granddaughters, 4 sisters, Kate and Carrie Wagner, Mrs. Al (Minnie) Loeffler, Bennett; and Mrs. Helen Wagner of Tipton and a brother, Henry of Moscow.

Ti;pton Advertiser…………..December 01, 1964
Services Tuesday for Ralph L. Siders, 76
  Funeral services for Ralph L. Siders, 76, will be held at the Snider Funeral home in West Branch at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) with the Rev. Lerpy Bauman of Mason City officiating, assisted by the Rev. Charles Haigh of West Branch.
  Pallbearers will be David, Howard, and Glen Siders, Robert Fulwidr, Wayne Chief and Ronald Allen. Mrs. Irma Crawford will be organist with W. H. Naber and Mrs. Orren Kiser as vocalists.
  Mr. Sidres died Nov. 29 at Mercy hospital in Iowa City after a long illness. He had lived in Tipton for 22 years.
  The son of William and Ledatia Schreck Siders, he was born May 22, 1888   in Aurora, Nebr. He farmed in the West Liberty area before moving to Tipton.
  He was married to Nellie Devore in Davenport April 8, 1915.
  He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Earl, Tipton; and Kenneth, Solon; 3 daughters,  Mrs. Lois Hopper, Des Monies; Mrs. Edith Fulwider, West Branch; Mrs. Ruth Chief, Atalissa; and Mrs. Arlene Highly of Maquoketa, and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by  6 brothers and 6 sisters.

Tipton Advertiser…………..December 01, 1964
Hold Final Rites for Earl James Baker, 52
  Funeral services for Earl James Baker, 52, were held at ST. Mary’s church Dec. 1, with the Rev. G. A. Lillis in charge. Burial was in St. Joseph’s cemetery at Cedar Valley. The Tipton post of the American Legion  conducted  military rites at the graveside. The rosary was recited at the Sheets and Sons funeral home Nov. 30.
  Pallbearers were John, Paul and Hubert Lynch, Frank and Paul Fitzpatrick, and Ralph Zousel. Mr. and Mrs. Reno Droll were in charge of the flowers.
  Mr. Baker died suddenly earl Sunday morning at his home in Tipton, following a heart attack.
  The son of Fredrick and Margaret Murphy Baker, he was born Dec. 25, 1911 at Cedar Valley and was educated in the rural schools  of the county. He worked as a laborer most of his life in the Tipton area and was employed at a saw mill east of Tipton at the time of his death. He never married.
  He served in the army in World War 11 for more than 3 years as a private first class. He entered the service March 3, 1942 at Fort Des Monies and was discharged Oct. 28, 1945. He served in 3 campaigns in Europe; Normandy; Northern France and the Rhineland- Central Europe. He was a member of the American Legion in Tipton.
  He is survived  by  his mother, Mrs. Margaret Baker, Tipton; 5 sisters, Mrs. Agnes Driscoll and Mrs. Pancy (Loretta) Hylton, Tipton; Mrs. Jerry (Alice) Mathias and Mrs. Charles (Tresa) Mathias, Muscatine and Cecilia Baker, Cedar Rapids, 18 nieces and nephews and an uncle, Frank Baker.
  He was preceded in death by his  father.

Tipton Advertiser………………March 02, 1965
Last Rites Feb. 27 For Ralph G. Challis, 65
  Services for Ralph Goodrich Challis, 65, were held Feb. 27 at the Sheets and Son funeral home in Tipton with the Rev. James Elvig officiating, assisted by the Rev. Louis Penningroth. Pallbearers were John Doyle, E. R. Lange, Edward Porter, Jack Babcock, Roger Brown, and Floyd Link. Mrs. Irma Crawford was organist and Mrs. Keith Fields and Mrs. Richard  Fields were in charge of the flowers.
  Burial was in the Tipton Masonic cemetery.
  Mr. Challis died unexpectedly at his home in Iowa City Feb. 24.
  The son of Thomas and Sarah Goodrich Challis, he was born at Tipton Jan. 1, 1900 and graduated from Tipton High school. He was married to Eva Lu Werling  in  Tipton  on Sept. 1, 1921.
  He was a salesman for a wholesale hardware company in Davenport for many years, and had been manager of the A.A.A, office of Iowa City for 6 years. He lived in Davenport for 20 years before moving to Iowa City in 1959.
  He was a member of Benevolence lodge No. 145 A. F. & A.M. at Mason City.
  He is survived by his wife a daughter, Mrs. Arron L. (Virginia) Lake, Davenport; a son, Dean, Davenport; a brother, Ray, Tipton;  4  grandchildren  and several nieces and nephews.

Tipton Advertiser…………..March 02, 1965
Funeral services for Ethel Stout Feb. 27
  Last rites for Ethel Mae Stout, 69, were held Feb. 27 at the Sheets and Son funeral home in Tipton with the Rev. E. H. Lauer in charge. Pallbearers were Gale Maurer, Arnold Swan, Chalmer Keller, Vernon Wagner, Everett Miller, and Paul Kellerhals.
  Mrs. Irma Crawford organist and Mrs. Gale Maurer and Mrs. Arnold Swan were in charge of the flowers. Burial was in Woodbridge cemetery in Buchanan.
  Miss Stout died unexpected at her farm home near Buchanan Feb. 25.
  The daughter of Jacob and Della Jane Wagaman Stout, she was born in Cass township Feb. 20, 1896 and attended the Cass No. 5 rural school. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Tipton. She spent her lifetime on the Stout family homestead near Buchanan.
  She is survived by 3 brothers, Ralph, Fred and Glen all of Tipton; a sister, Sarah Tipton and several nieces and nephews.

Tipton Advertiser……….March 02, 1965
Services Feb. 26 For Mrs. Kuhlmann, Durant
  Mrs. Catherina Kuhlmann, 90, of Durant, died Feb. 23 at Davenport Nursing home following an extended illness.
  The former Catherina Lahrson was born Sept. 30, 1874, in Germany.
  She married Heinrich Kuhlmann on Dec. 9, 1894, in Germany. She and her husband came to the United States in 1905 and engaged in farming north of Durant until 1943 when they retired and moved to Durant.
  Survivors include a brother, Jurgen of Chicago, Ill.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, a daughter, and 3 sisters.
  Funeral services were Feb. 26 at Durant. Burial was at the Blue Grass cemetery.

Tipton Advertiser……………March 02, 1965
Mrs. Jesse Phelps, 58, Dies at West Branch
  Mrs. Jesse Phelps, 58, Wilton Junction, died Feb. 24 at the Crestview Nursing home in West Branch where she had been a resident for 6 months.
  Born April 1, 1906, in Jones county, Iowa, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Cromwell.
  She married Joe G. Phelps in October of 1928 at Clinton. A life-long resident of Cedar county, she was a member of the Wilton Junction Presbyterian church.
  Survivors include 2 sons, William, ?Wilton Junction; and Keith, West Liberty; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Geraldine) Barklow and Janet Phelps, both of Wilton Junction; 4 sisters, Mrs. Matt (Ethel) O’Brien, Mrs. E. E. (Charlotte) Maloney, Mrs. Larry (Dorothy) Appelhaus, all of Cedar Rapids; and Mrs. Floyd (Evelyn) Horton, Onslow, Iowa; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her step-father, H. J. Ravenscrost of Onslow, also survive.
  She was preceded in death by her parents,  husband and a brother and a daughter.
  Funeral services were Feb. 27 at Wilton Junction with the Rev. Homer Perry officiating.

Tipton Advertiser……………March 02, 1965
Richard Moon, 66, Dies as Result of Accident
  Richard Moon, 66, a native of Clarence and a resident of Tipton for many years, died Feb. 26 at Hannibal, Mo., after being injured in an auto accident almost 2 weeks before. His wife, Gladys, 67, also hurt in the accident is recovering in a Hannibal hospital.
  Moon was driving North on U.S. Highway 61 when his car struck the rear of a car driven by a 17-year-old Palmyra, Mo. youth who had stopped to make a turn according to Missouri Highway patrolmen.
  Moon’s car skidded across the highway and hit another car head-on. He received a fractured right hip and a dislocated left shoulder. Mrs. Moon received chest injuries,  a fractured jaw, and fractures of both ankles.
  Moon was born at Clarence and graduated from Tipton High School. In 1942 he married Gladys Willcutt.
  He served in the Marines during World War 1 and early in World War 11, he began work at the Rock Island Arsenal where he was employed at the time of his death. He had lived in Benttendorf for many years.
  He was a member of the American Legion Post 26 davenport, the Masonic and Moose Lodges of Tipton, and honorary member of the Tipton Fire Department.
  Surviving are the wife, 6 children, Richard Jr., Tipton; Master Sgt. Robert, Mexico, Mo.; Chief Petty Officer Randall, Norfolk, Va.; Gerrold, Yuma, Arz.; Mrs. Thomas Cordima, Cambridge, Mass.; and Marilyn, New Market, Va.
Tipton Advertiser……June 30, 19??
Last Rites July 1 For Wilhelm Ketelsen, 81
  Services for Wilhelm Ketelsen, 81, Wilton Junction, who died June 28, were in Zion Lutheran Church July 1 with burial in Oakdale cemetery. Griffith Funeral  home was in charge.
  He was born in Cedar county and was a retired farmer.
  Surviving are 2 brothers, Ludwig and Herman and a sister, Mrs. Fred Grunder all of Wilton Junction.

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