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BOVENIZER, George E. 1866-1945


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 6/19/2014 at 00:57:42

[Waterloo Daily Courier, Tuesday, February 27, 1945, Waterloo, Iowa]

George Bovenizer, 82, who lived alone at 324 Irving Street, was found dead in the bathroom of his home at 1:15 p. m. Tuesday by police who had been called and were forced to break into the house. Coroner Sidney D. Smith, after examination, pronounced death due to a heart attack suffered sometime Monday.

Police were summoned by Mrs Fred Ackels, 335 Irving Street, a niece, who at 12:15 p. m. had tried to gain admittance to the house She went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Burge, 318 Irving Street and called police from there.

Mr. Bovenizer had shoveled snow from walks in front of the house but had stopped before cleaning the porches, leaving the snow shovel leaning against the house.

He had lived alone since the death of his wife in October*, 1940.

George Bovenizer was born in Indiana on July 13, 1862, and came to Waterloo more than 50 years ago. He had lived at the same address for the past 30 years. For a number of years he was employed at the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co., and later was associated with the Illinois Central Railroad YMCA.

Other relatives residing in Waterloo, in addition to Mrs. Ackels, are another niece, Mrs. B. E. Bishop, 223 Utica Street, and a nephew, Fred Fowlkes, 1118 Lafayette Street.

The body was taken to O'Keefe & Towne Funeral Home.

Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, Gravestone inscribed George E. Bovenizer 1862 -____

* Adelaide's obituary was in the November 20, 1939 Waterloo Courier which agrees with the gravestone year of death.

Married in 1926 to Adelaide M. (Richmond) Hicks


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