Gorsage, Charles F
Charles F. Gorsage Dies Here Monday; Rites Wednesday
Charles F. Gorsage of Littleton died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 4 at the Snyder nursing home aged 77 years, seven months and 26 days. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Hardy-Roby funeral home, the Rev. A. O. Brannan of Littleton officiated. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery where Masonic graveside rites were held. Mr. Gorsage was born in Schuyler County, September 8, 1881, the son of Fielden and Josephine Long Gorsage and lived for many years in the Moore's Chapel neighborhood where he was engaged in farming and attended church in this community. It was here he met Miss Olive Moore whom he married October 16, 1910. They established their home on a farm in Buenavista Township, later moving to Littleton Township. Theirs was a very happy marriage and their home was always open to friends and relatives. It was an unending sorrow for him when his beloved wife passed away January 17, 1933.
He was of a kind and generous disposition and a friend to every one. He was a member of the Littleton Masonic lodge No. 766, A. F. and A. M. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother, William in 1953, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Potter in February of this year. He is survived by six nieces: Mrs. Don Ziegler, Overland Park, Kan.; Mrs. Guy Curtis, Ray; Mrs. Charles Esslinger, Viola; Mrs. Harold LeMaster, Havana; Mrs. Joe Martin, Ephraim, Wis.; and Mrs. G. M. Thompson; one nephew, Charles Potter, Galesburg; and by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Harold Serrot and two nephews, Eugene Serrot and Mark Wells.
RUSHVILLE-Francis Prather, 40, of Rushville, died at 8 a.m. yesterday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital where he was admitted Tuesday evening.
He was born in McDonough County Oct. 9, 1925, a son of Floyd and Josephine Lashbrook Prather. He married Doris Ebbert Nov. 10, 1948, in Macomb, and she survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Patty, Pamela, Kathy, and Mary, all at home; his father of Ray; two brothers, Robert of Beardstown and Dale Prather of Kaneville; and two sisters, Miss Isabelle Prather of Lincoln and Mrs. Betty Shinall of Texas. His mother died earlier.
Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Roby Funeral Chapel, with Wayne Douglas of Sciota Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery. Visitation will be after 7p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Military rites will be by Schuyler Post No.4 American Legion. He lived in Rushville the last two years and earlier resided in Sciota eight years. He was a farmer before his illness.
HUDSON, William Arthur
Accident Causes Death of Young Husband
Last Thursday noon while William Hudson was coming home from the field on the Henry Jepsen farm, he suffered an accident which late proved fatal. He was walking, driving the team. A young colt kept annoying the horses and one horse kicked at the colt, but missed him and struck the driver in the left side, severely injuring him internally. Doctors were summoned, and about midnight that night it was decided best to hake him to the hospital in Battle Creek. There are all that skill could possibly do was done for the young man, but as his spleen was injured nothing seemed to be of any benefit and he gradually sand lower until he passed away at 7:30 Monday evening.
William Arthur Hudson was born August 14, 1914 at Sioux Falls, S. D. His parents now live in South Sioux City, Neb. He has been working as a farm hand in this vicinity for nearly four years. On May 29th, just three months before his death, he was united in marriage to Miss Lillian, daughter of Mr. Henry Jepsen. He had been working for Mr. Jepsen this year. He lived for ten years, during his boyhood near Charter Oak.
Besides the heart broken young wife, the mother who has been here ever since the accident, there is the father, two young brothers and a young sister, an aunt in Hamburg, Iowa and other relatives and friends who regret to see this young man cut down in the prime of life and their deepest sympathy goes out to the young widow who is bereft of her life companion so soon after her marriage.
Funeral was held yesterday at 1:15 at the Henry Jepsen home and at 2:00 in the Friedens church, Rev. Buck of German City in charge. Burial was in Morgan Cemetery. The pall bearers were Herbert Quandt, Harvey Jochims, Fred Schroeder, Henry Schroeder, Marvin Zage, Emil Petersen.
April 15, 1978 Watertown (Wisconsin) Daily Times
Mrs. Ella Dowd, 76, 716 1/2 Werner Street died this morning at her home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Monday at the Hafemeister Funeral Home and at 11 am at St. Henry's Catholic Church. Father Michael Trainor officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Waterloo.
Friends may call at the Hafemeister Funeral Home from 2 to 9 pm Sunday and until the time of the service Monday. A scripture service will be held at 3pm Sunday.
The former Ella Huebner, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Huebner, Medina, was born Dec. 18, 1901. She moved to Reeseville after her marriage to Mose Dowd, residing in Watertown since 1942. They were married on Oct. 29, 1919 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterloo. He preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1940. Mrs. Dowd was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church.
She is survived by two daughter: Mrs. Donald (Mary) Endl, Jefferson, and Mrs. Carl (Ellen) Riley, Watertown; two sons, Francis, New Brundwick, NJ and Charles, Watertown; two sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Will and Mrs. Lydia Weber, both of Watertown; one brother, Fred of Sullivan; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Louise Krueger and Mrs. Clara Bockhorst, both of Waterloo, and one brother, Henry, Columbus.
W.D.T. May 5, 1958 (Jefferson County, Wisconsin)
Mrs. Keiner Waterloo, Dies at 90
WATERLOO - Mrs. Minnie Keiner, 90, a lifelong resident of this area, died unexpectedly early Sunday. She had been living at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Buckhorst for the past eight years.
The former Minnie Huebner was born Nov. 5, 1867 in the town of Portland. Her first husband, William Huebner, whom she married Jan. 24, 1889, died in 1913. Five years later she married Frank Keiner, who preceded her in death in 1946.
Surviving are two sons: Henry Huebner, Columbus and Fred Huebner, Sullivan; four daughters Mrs. Ida Will, Columbus, Mrs. Fred Weber and Mrs. Ella Dowd, Watertown; and Mrs. William Buckhorst, Waterloo. There are 13 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Christenson of Waterloo and Mrs. Louise Lenz of Jefferson, in the immediate family. Also surviving are four step-sons, Ervin Keiner, Marshall, John and Leslie Keiner, Lake Mills, Walter Keiner, Sun Prairie, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Harold Buchert, Johnson Creek.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran Chruch, the Rev. H. C. Nitz officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schwandt-Jones Funeral Home after noon Tuesday and until noon Wednesday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.
HULSEBUS, Jerry Robert
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Jerry Robert Hulsebus was born November 6, 1945, the son of Gerald and Mary Miller Hulsebus. He died on Friday, March 7, 2003 at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of fifty-seven.
Jerry was born in Denison, Iowa. He was baptized into Christ on January 6, 1946 by Rev. C. W. Schmidt at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa and later confirmed in 1960 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buck Grove, Iowa. Jerry graduated from the Denison High School in 1963. On September 16, 1969, Jerry was united in marriage to Beverly Carlson.
Jerry entered the United States Army in October of 1965 coincidentally 20 years to the day that his father had entered the Armed Forces during WWII. Jerry served in Vietnam with the A troop 1st Squad 11th ACR. While in the service he learned mechanic skills and was honorable discharged on October 4, 1971 having received the rank of Sp 4. He was decorated with several medals and awards including a Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Marksman and Expert Rifle.
After returning home from the service, Jerry worked for Harry Maxwell at the Maxwell Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa. Later he worked for implement dealers as a mechanic.
Jerry was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Buck Grove, where he served as an usher. In his earlier years he was a member of the Young People's Society. Jerry loved fishing, hunting and watching his favorite television show, "MASH".
Survivors include his wife, Beverly of Denison; his parents, Gerald and Mary Hulsebus of Denison; two brothers, Ernie of Denison; Terry of Harlan; and one sister, Janet Miller of Omaha; many other relatives and friends.
Private family grave side services were held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at the Dow City Cemetery in Dow City, Iowa. Rev. Gordon Buchholz officiated the service and grave side rites. Military honors were the American Legion Post 444 Dow City. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
Denison Review, page 7
Friday, August 2, 2002
Lester "Les" Hulsebus was born on a farm at Buck Grove, Iowa, November 25, 1916, the son of Henry and Johanna Cecelia Gessmann Hulsebus. He was raised in and around Buck Grove receiving his education in the rural schools before being graduated from the Denison High School with the class of 1933. For a few years following high school he farmed with his father near Deloit. Interested in furthering his education he attended Iowa State University in Ames for one year before feeling the need to return and assist his father with the farm. With a great love of horses he enjoyed his membership in the Cossacks, a riding club, playing polo and trick riding while at Iowa State.
On June 30, 1940, Les was united in marriage with Anna Rannells at the Methodist Church in Dunlap, Iowa. Their union was blessed with three children, Connie, Janet, and Allan. They farmed near Deloit until moving to their present farm in Paradise Township in 1953. Les loved farming, especially raising his purebred Hereford cattle and purebred sheep. After retiring from raising crops in 1972 he continued to maintain and active interest in the farming operation and raising cattle. Les loved woodworking and, as an excellent carpenter, he built their present farm home and many of the buildings at their homestead. With more time after his retirement he enjoyed yard work and gardening.
Les was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed being involved with his family's activities when time allowed and was always available to help a neighbor in need. For many years he was a Paradise Township Trustee and an officer in the Crawford County Farm Bureau. In his spare time he enjoyed playing and watching baseball and was extremely proud of acquiring Dizzy Dean's autograph while at a game in St. Louis. He was a long time and active member of the United Presbyterian Church in Denison where he had served as an Elder, Deacon and on various church committees through the years.
Les died at his home early Thursday morning, July 25, 2002, with his loving family at his side. At the time of his death he had attained the age of 85 years and 8 months.
Les was preceded in death by his parents and one infant sister, Marjorie Hulsebus.
Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife of over 62 years, Ann Hulsebus of rural Arion, three children, Connie and husband, Merlin Hartman of Douglas, Nebraska, Janet and husband, Ray Neumann of Madrid, Iowa and Allan Hulsebus of Denison, Iowa; four grandchildren, Joel Hartman and wife, Tiffany, and Lisa Hartman of Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheryl and husband, Shawn MacDonald of Valley, Nebraska, and David Neumann and wife, Denise, of Oskaloosa, Iowa; two great grandchildren, Nathan and Rachel MacDonald of Valley, Nebraska; one foster great granddaughter, Patrice Johnson of Lincoln, Nebraska; one sister, Faye and husband, Francis Clark, of Denison, Iowa; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, July 29, 2002, at the United Presbyterian Church in Denison, Iowa with the Rev. Ann Ballentine officiating. Music for the service included Brad Roos singing "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" and "Because He Lives" with Ann Voggesser serving as organist. Casket bearers included Harold Chapman, Verdell Brus, David Janett, Wesley Wight, Jerry Boettger, and David Boettger. Interment was at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison had the privilege of being in charge of arrangements.
HULSEBUS, Lorna J.
Denison Bulletin (Denison, Iowa), page 12 on January 15, 2002
Lorna J. Petersen was born May 21, 1920, the daughter of Joseph and Sophie Marie Bertram Hulsebus. She died Monday, December 3, 2001 at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa at the age of eighty-one.
Lorna was born on a farm near Buck Grove, Iowa and was baptized in Christ on June 24, 1920 and later confirmed on April 5, 1936 by Rev. William Frese, at the same time that Elmer was confirmed. She received her education in a rural school in Washington township and after completing her education, Lorna helped on the family farm, along with helping neighbors and doing some baby sitting.
On January 3, 1942, Lorna was united in marriage to Elmer Petersen, on the day of Lorna's parents twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. The couple settled on a farm northwest of Denison and were blessed with the birth of four children.
Lorna was a member of Zion Lutheran Chruch and their Ladies Aid. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed making quilts for her family. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, dancing, and fishing, especially at Lake View and Jackson, Minnesota. Lorna and Elmer loved traveling together.
Lorna was preceded in death by her parents, one infant daughter, Donna Loween Petersen, one great-grandson, Trystan Lindberg, and one brother, Boyd Hulsebus. Survivors include her husband of fifty-nine years; two sons, Virtus Petersen and his wife, Barbara of Denison; Dale Petersen and his wife, Jacalyn; one daughter, Virgene Fredericks and her husband, Richard, all of Schleswig; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Hulsebus and his wife, Mary of Denison; one sister, Betty Petersen and her husband, Leslie of Omaha; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Hulsebus of Denison; and one brother-in-law, Louis Petersen and his wife, Lorna of Denison; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 6, 2001, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Rev. Kurt Kaiser and Rev. David Sewing officiated the services and grave side rites held at Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Organist Karen Kahl provided the organ accompaniment for the congregational hymns "How Great Thou Art", "Rock of Ages", and "I'm But A Stranger Here". Those serving as pallbearers were: Rodney Petersen, RaLynn Petersen, Judd Schreiber, Ryan Petersen, John Stinson, Doug Fredericks, Shane Lindberg, Chris Petersen, Rodney Keller, and Craig Teut. The family invited everyone in attendance to return to the church and join them in fellowship and lunch served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.