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Vinton Eagle; February 17, 1885, Tuesday

Fred Barkdoll

Fred Barkdoll, of Garrison, died, Monday morning, at 6 o'clock, after an illness of two weeks. His funeral was held at the M.E. church, Thursday, February 12, at 11 o'clock. He leaves a wife and one child. They have the sympathy of the whole community.

{Submitter comment: death records at courthouse states burial at Carlisle Grove Pioneer Cemetery (unmarked grave)with death date Feb. 8, 1885-}

Submitted on 01-Feb-2011 by
Martha Long, Jimartlong@gmail.com

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Cedar Rapids Gazette; November 23, 1953
Robert L. Barkdoll Killed in Crash Seen by Brother
Robert Lewis Barkdoll, sr

Special to the Gazette-GARRISON-

Robert Lewis Barkdoll, 20, a former Garrison resident,was killed about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in a motorcycle accident at Omaha. Barkdoll was fatally injured when the cycle he was riding collided with a car.

His brother, Arthur Heubner, was returning home from work at the time, saw the accident and went over to the body, discovering it was his brother.

Barkdoll was born May 23, 1933, at Garrison, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Barkdoll.

He was married to Charlotte Sears of Garrison, and they lived in Cedar Rapids before moving to Omaha.

Survivers include his wife, a son, Robert, his mother; nine brothers, Arthur Heubner, Karl, Gerald, Richard and Donald Barkdoll, all of Omaha; Gale, of Cedar Rapids and Phillip, Allen and Gene Barkdoll of Garrison; two sisters, Mrs. Glenn(Marilyn) Pound of Goggon and Mrs Gene (Leah)Petersen, of Dysart; his maternal grandmother and paternal grandfather.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Omaha.

Services at Garrison will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Church.

Burial in Garrison Cemetery.

Barkdoll's death was the first in Omaha in 97 days, authorities said.

A black flag marking the death will be flown from a pole on the Douglas county court house Monday .

{Submitter comment: Bob also is survived by a son,Rick Lynn Barkdoll, who was born in March 1954. Robert jr. grew up to be the father of Robert III and grandfather to Robert Alexander, Faith and Madeline Belle as well as father to Ryan and Melissa and grandfather to Jesse Barkdoll.

Even tho Bob was only 20 years old when he died, his memory lives on.
November 21, 2004}
Submitted on Nov 20, 2004 by
Charlotte Barkdoll Johnson, dgjcaj@grapevine.net

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