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Biedermann, John 1895-1960


Posted By: Lois Ahntholz (email)
Date: 11/1/2009 at 17:57:23


The death of John Biedermann, 64, occurred Wednesday, March 16, 1960, at his home in town following a five-weeks illness. Death was due to a blood clot.

John George Biedermann, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Biedermann, Sr., was born at Guttenberg, September 6, 1895. He grew to manhood and resided in Clayton Township.

He was married to Miss Laura Mueller of Garnavillo, at St. Paulís Lutheran parsonage in Garnavillo.

He spent his entire life in Clayton County, farming near Garnavillo and in the Volga community.

In August 1959 he retired from the farm, and he and Mrs. Biedermann moved in their home in Volga.

On February 1 he was appointed mayor of Volga, but due to his illness was unable to serve in that capacity.

He leaves his wife, Laura; five sons, Lloyd, Leroy and Earl, Volga; Oliver, South Gate, Calif., and Louis, Davenport; one daughter, Mrs. Derryl (Helen) Leonhart, Joice; 15 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Rohwedder, Guttenberg, and Mrs. Ray Werges, McGregor; two brothers, William, Dubuque, and Harold, Elkader, besides other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by an infant son, his parents and one sister.

Services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the St. Paulís Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Herman Cronrath, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Fred Gernand, organist, accompanied Robert and Joyce Bushkofaky, vocalists. Burial was in the Garnavillo cemetery. Flower bearers were Mrs. Ray Leete and Mrs. Wm. Larson.

Honorary escorts were Wm. Christeleit, Howard Taylor, Lawrence Hulverson, James Whitford, Louis Zuercher and Hugh Tenney. Active excorts were Charles Bennington, Wm. J. Wilker Sr., Lawrence Newton, Glen Probert, Roy Rinkert and Wm. Larson.

Among the out-of-town relatives and friends present at the last rites were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Biedermann, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Biedermann, Lyle Biedermann and son, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Sodawasser, Dubuque; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rohwedder, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Biedermann, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Biedermann, Guttenberg; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Thiese, Mrs. Lester Mohning, Oliver, Valmah and Marie Mueller, Justina Otting, Garnavillo;

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mueller, Mrs. Lloyd Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Werges, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ray Werges, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Allen Werges, McGregor; Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Thiese and Angela, Mrs. Otto Thiese, Mr. and Mrs. Borcherding, Guttenberg; Harold Biederrmann, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Pahlas, Mrs. Lyle Frye, Ida Thiese, Elkader; J. H. Whitford, Oelwein; Mrs. Melvin Borcherding, Olin; Mr. and Mrs. Edward DeSotal and Jeanne, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eye, Roger and Tommy, Minneapolis, Minn.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Holtz, Westgate; Mrs. Kate Bergman, Mrs. Milo Bergman, Widrow Bergman, Rockwell; Mrs. Alfred Thiese, Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Palas, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brownson, Monona; Don Risk Donald Risk, Independence, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Thiese, Rueben Thiese, Marvin Kainz, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Glawe and Kathy, Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Biedermann, Davenport; Mr. and Mrs. Derryl Leonhart and family, Joice; Mrs. Eunice Johnson, Fayette; John Gamm, Mr. And Mrs. Leonard Gamm, Mr. and Mrs.. James Brink, Arlington.

Card of Thanks

We extend our thanks and appreciation to our friends, neighbors and relatives fo rtheir many acts of kindness and sympathy during the recent loss of our husband and father. We extend our gratitude to those who remembered him with greetings and calls while he was hospitalized.

Mrs. John Biedermann and Family


24 March 1960


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