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Nagel, Elba John 1894-1980


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 8/2/2009 at 15:16:16

Elba John Nagel

Rites Are Held For Elba Nagel

Funeral services for Elba Nagel were held Saturday, March 29, 1980, at 1:00 p.m. at Garden City United Methodist Church, Monona, with Rev. Carroll Brown officiating.

Pallbearers were Wesley Wiedenmann, LeRoy Hoth, Art Wolter, Alvin Engelhardt, Giles Blietz and Harold Vorwald. Honorary pallbearers were Selmer Hellen, Keith Drahn, Willis Timmerman, David Schlitter, Gary Hoth and Lawrence Lotza. Burial was in Monona City Cemetery. Schultz's Funeral Home, Monona, was in charge of services.

Elba John Nagel, the son of Julius and Clara (Dunning) Nagel, was born June 12, 1894, in Franklin Township, Iowa. He received his education in the schools of the area.

On November 20, 1916, he was united in marriage to Nellie Ruby Land. To this union one daughter, Mary, and two sons, Francis and Donald, were born. Elba and Nellie welcomed their oldest grandson, Robert Kiesau, into their home when he was a youngster and raised him with love.

His occupation was a mill hand, having worked for Grove Feed Mill for 10 years and the Monona Cooperative Company until his retirement. For the past six years Elba has resided in the Great River Care Center at McGregor, where he enjoyed visiting with other residents and visitors.

He died Wednesday, March 26, 1980, at Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien, having reached the age of 85 years, 9 months and 8 days. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Nellie, who died October 22, 1955; two brothers, Frank and Roy; three sisters, Belle Jolly, Addie DeGraw, and Augusta Wiethorn.

Surviving him are his daughter, Mary Kiesau of Minneapolis, Minn., his two sons, Francis of Monona, and Donald of Addison, Ill.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mary Nagel and Velma Smith, both of West Union, and Daisy Powers of Marshalltown, Iowa. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping from my mother's obituary collection.


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