Genz, Elmer Heinrich Johann 1909-1963
GENZ, KAMPS, BUGENHAGEN, KRUSE
Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 3/7/2010 at 20:13:39
Elmer Heinrich Johann Genz was born November 16, 1909 on a farm in Clayton county near Luana. He was the son of Henry and Mary (Kamps) Genz. He was baptized and confirmed in St. John's Lutheran Church, Luana, and attended the Luana Public Schools.
During the early years of his life, he lived in and around Luana working as a farmer. In 1937, he joined St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Postville. After leaving farm work, he worked many years in the hardware stores in Postville. For the last three years he had worked at the Hygrade Meat Packing plant in Postville.
He died following a lingering illness at the Postville Community hospital in Postville on July 26, 1963.
He was preceeded in death by both his parents, and one sister, Mrs. LeRoy Kruse of Luana. He is survived by his sister Florence, Mrs. Walter Bugenhagen of Luana, many relatives and a host of friends.
The funeral was held July 29, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 2:00. The burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery in Luana.
Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping from my mother's obituary collection.
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