Montooth, John Walter
John Walter Montooth
John Walter Montooth was born in February 23, 1879, to George and Mary Jane Sloan Montooth in Oakland Township and departed this life at the Jacksonville State Hospital on July 13, 1949, at the age of 70 years, four months, and 20 days.
On November 22, 1899, he was united in marriage to Hattie Jane Ashwood, who preceded him in death on March 4, 1904. To this union were born three children: Rolland of Davenport, Iowa; Freeda May, wife of Alva Roudebush of Ray and infant son deceased.
On July 19, 1908, he was united in marriage to Adah Briggs of Watertown, S. D., who died in the fall of 1934 from injuries caused by an automobile accident.
Walter spent his early life in the Houston neighborhood, later moving to South Dakota, where he lived about 18 years. In the past 25 years, he has lived in Macomb and Rushville.
He was one of 13 children, six of whom are still living, namely: Mrs. Frances Haney of Hazel, S. D.; Mrs. Elizabeth Welker of Pasadena, Calif.; Mrs. Alice Garrison and Mrs. Bertha Aten of Macomb; Mrs. Katherine Phillips and Frank Montooth of Rushville. The deceased were Warren and Edward Montooth, Mrs. Mary Snyder, Mrs. Loulla Fry, Mrs. Grace Jones, and Effie Ashwood.
Besides the son and daughter, sisters and brother, he leaves to mourn his passing a sister-in-law, Mary Davy of Girard, Illinois who lived in his home several years, five grandchildren, all of the Rushville vicinity, seven great-grandchildren of whom he was very proud, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Perry-Voornes Memorial Home, with Rev. J. A. Mason in charge. Interment was in the Rushville Cemetery.
Rushville Times July 1949
Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois
Montooth, Mary Jane (Sloan)
Death of Mrs. Geo. Montooth
Mrs. Mary Jane Montooth, wife of Geo. Montooth of Ray, died on Friday, September 1st, at 10 a.m., after an illness which extended over a period of six years. She was first stricken with paralysis in 1906, and she rallied, she never regained her strength, and for the past two years had been an invalid.
On Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock funeral services were held at the home in Ray, assisted by Rev. R. C. Nenila of Ray, assisted by Rev. C. M. Wilson of Astoria, and there was a large attendance of friends, the interment was in the Rushville Cemetery.
Mary Jane Sloan was born January 20, 1848, at Washington, Indiana, and died at the family residence in Ray, September 1, 1911. She was married to George Montooth in Littleton Township in 1867. To this union were born thirteen children, two preceding her in death - Mrs. Louella Fry and Mrs. Mary Snyder.
Those living and with her in her last illness are: Edward and Walter of Watertown, South Dakota; Mrs. Lizzie Welder of Salem, Oregon; Mrs. Fanny Hadey of Low Paint, Illinois; Mrs. Allie VanOrder of Industry, Illinois; Mrs. Effie Ashwood, Mrs. Kate Phillips, Mrs. Bertha Aten and Frank of Oakland; Grace and Warren residing at home.
Mrs. Montooth was a devoted Christian mother. In 1866, she united with the Baptist Church at Littleton and later she united with the M. E. Church, and lived a true Christian life. She was loved and highly respected, and our loss is her eternal gain. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, eleven children and thirty-seven grandchildren besides a host of relatives and friends.
Rushville Times Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois
Thursday, September 7, 1911
Page 1, column 4
Prominent Hebrew Citizen Dies from Heart Trouble
Moses Polimer, one of the best known and oldest junk dealers of this city, passed away suddenly at his home on Manning street Tuesday afternoon, aged 58 years.
His death was due to heart failure.
Mr. Polimer was a native of Austria and had been a resident of this city for the past twenty-four years. He was the first Hebrew to engage in the junk business in Portsmouth, and was known for his strict honest dealing with the public and his hard work at the business he established here.
Mr. Polimer was a credit to his race and his untimely death brings much sorrow to a large circle of acquaintances and friends wherever he was known.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Joseph and Max of this city and Simon of Boston, and four daughters, Mrs. Dreller, Miss Frances Polimer, Miss Mabel Polimer of this city and Mrs. Levine of Boston.
His funeral was held this afternoon from his late home at 11:00 and the internment was in the Hebrew cemetery, where funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rabbi Sklar.
Fowler, Henry Clay
Henry Clay Fowler, Former Brooklyn Man, Dies Saturday
Henry Clay Fowler, 64, of the Plymouth community, died Saturday night in the veterans' hospital at Iowa City, Iowa. He entered the hospital April, 25 and had been ill one and one-half years.
Mr. Fowler was born Jan. 31, 1895, near Brooklyn, a son of Howard T. and Ida Fogle Fowler. He attended Brooklyn schools and was a member of the Brooklyn Masonic lodge. He was a cook in the army during World War I and was stationed in Georgia.
Mr. Fowler was married Aug. 22, 1929, in Lewistown, Ill., to Jesta May Springer, who survives. He farmed in the Brooklyn, Beardstown, and Huntsville communities until 1952, when he moved to a farm west of Plymouth. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Carol Fowler of Chicago; a brother, James, of Provo, Utah, and a sister, Miss Jennie Fowler of Brooklyn. A son, Bradford, died in an automobile accident in 1953. A brother, Bennie Fowler, also is dead.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 CST in the Cookson Funeral home in Plymouth in charge of the Rev. Owen Hamilton. Burial was in Rosemont cemetery.
Rushville Times, 5/7/1959
Mrs. Linda Clay
Clintwood, Va., April 27---Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Clay will be held Saturday, 11 a.m.,
at Lebanon Church on Kenny Ridge with the Rev. Ballard Baker and the Rev. Francis Hubbard
Surving are her husband, Leonard Clay, and following children; Norman Clay, Elizabethton
Tenn.; Arnold and Greathel Clay and Mrs Lura Kiser, all of Millard, Va.; Leonard Clay, Jr., and
Mrs. Beatrice Stanley of Coeburn, Va., Rt. 2; Leo Clay of Mississippi, Eddie Clay of Cookeville,
Tenn., Darrell Clay of Johnson City, Tenn.; Mrs. Cecile Mullins of Hyden, Va., Mrs. Arlena
(Orleana) Stallard of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Virgie Boggs of Pound, Va.; one brother, Larkin
Stanley of Florida, four sisters, Mrs. Polly yates and Mrs. Ellie Yates, Mrs. Katharine Puckett
and Mrs. Maggie Hale.
Burial will be in the family cemetery near the home of her son, Arnold Clay.
Bristol Herald Courier April 27, 1951
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
Donna Ree Friedrichsen was born March 7, 1924, the daughter of Walter and Edna Westcott Kropf. She died Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the West Point Living Center in West Point, Nebraska at the age of seventy-nine.
Donna was born in Deloit, Iowa and received her education in the Deloit Community School, graduating with the Deloit High School class of 1941. She moved to San Diego, California, where she worked at a munitions factory and later at a uniform plant, making uniforms of the soldiers during the war. Before returning to Crawford County, Donna lived in St. Louis, Missouri for three years.
On May 12, 1948, Donna was united in marriage to Raymond Friedrichsen at the Friedens Evangelical Parsonage in Schleswig, Iowa. The family made their home in Schleswig until moving to Denison in 1964. Donna worked at Farmland for fifteen years and at Hatties and Harold's Club. Raymond passed away in 1982 and Donna moved to Lake Okoboji. In May of 2003, she made her home in West Point, Nebraska to be near her family.
Donna was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Denison, Iowa and the Presidents Club with Avon. She was a loving mother and grandmother who lived life to its fullest. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, baking bread, especially banana bread, as well as fishing. Donna was an outgoing woman with an amazing spirit and an uncontestable love for life and those she loved. She will be missed by many. She did it all her way.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Betty Lou Kropf and one brother, Lonnie Gene Kropf. Survivors include one daughter, Joanne Shurter and her husband, Lynn of Omaha, Nebraska; one son, Larry Friedrichsen and his wife, Lorri of West Point, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Christina and her fiance Matt; Angela, Chad and his fiance Kim, Robb; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Dennis Kropf and his wife, Lorraine of Manning, South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Evelyne Kropf of Breda; other relatives and many friends in the Okoboji, Denison, and Schleswig areas.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at the United Presbyterian Church in Denison, Iowa. Rev. Thomas Buzbee officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig, Iowa. Marilynn Jepsen provided the organ accompaniment for soloist Larry Boeck singing "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden". Those serving as pallbearers were: Chad Friedrichsen, Marvin Neumann, Dan Kienest, Jerry Barber, Steve Sarset and Matt Boone. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the United Presbyterian Women. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
KUEHL, Arthur John
Arthur John Kuehl was born September 23, 1919, the son of William and Wilhelmina Wiedermann Kuehl. He died December 22, 2000 at the Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt, Iowa, at the age of eighty-one.
Arthur was born on a farm near Schleswig and Ricketts, and was baptized in Christ, October 19, 1919, in Battle Creek, Iowa. He was later confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig March 20, 1932. He received his education in a rural school near his home and graduated from the Schleswig Community High School in 1938. Arthur continued his education at the American Technical School in Des Moines. In 1941, Arthur entered the United States Army where he served as an aircraft mechanic and Crew Chief in the Army-air corps. During his tour of duty, he served in the European Theater, flying combat missions over Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Normandy, Ardennes, northern and southern France, Central Europe, Rhineland, and the Balkans. He was decorated with ten bronze stars and entitled to wear the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbons, three overseas bars and his Unit Citation. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming where he worked as an airline pilot for United Airlines.
On May 1, 1947, Arthur was united in marriage to Donna Marie Christie at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. The couple was blessed with the birth of two daughters, Judy and Jackie. Remaining in Cheyenne, Arthur continued to work for the airlines. In 1949, Arthur and Donna returned to Schleswig, where they farmed, raised dairy herds, pigs, feeding cattle, chickens and ducks. He continued to run a very successful family farming business for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1979. After their retirement, the couple built a home in town, spending time with their family and traveling.
Arthur was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig and the Schleswig American Legion Post 645 and V.F.W. Post 3930. He enjoyed traveling, building model airplanes, putting together puzzles, playing cards and most of all, spending time with his family whom he loved very much.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Hans, Julius and Willie; one sister, Dora. Survivors include his wife, Donna; two daughters, Judy Gierstorf and her husband, Dennis of Schleswig, and Jackie Petersen and her husband, Dale of Schleswig, Iowa; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Belva Partridge and her husband, Richard of Phoenix, Arizona; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, "I'm But a Stranger Here", "Let All Together Praise Our God" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives". Honorary pallbearers were Christian Petersen, Benjamin Gierstorf, Austin Schreiber, Shane Lindberg, Trevor Petersen, Shane Gierstorf, Trent Gierstorf, Travis Gierstorf, Brad Lundell and Judd Schreiber. Military honors were by American Legion Post No. 645 and V.F.W. Post No. 3930, Schleswig, Iowa. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.