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Stromme, Carl "Charley" E. 1880 - 1953


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/20/2018 at 21:16:38

Clayton County Register, Thur., 19 Nov. 1953.

The body of Carl E. Stromme, 73, was found Saturday morning on the Norbert Germar farm, a short distance east of Volga where it is thought he accidentally fell in a twenty foot dry well some time Friday night, Nov. 13, 1953, and met his death.

Oliver Biedermann and family, who have rented the Germar farm for next year have been setting the house and place in readiness to move in, and have been installing some plumbing and had recently cleaned out the abandoned dry well to be put in use again. The opening was covered over, but in some manner, Mr. Stromme must have stumbled in head first.

After Mr. Biedermann discovered his body Saturday morning, the Clayton County sheriff Forrest Fischer and county coroner E. W. Tuecke were called to the scene.

The body was taken to the Gill Funeral Home at Strawberry Point, from where services were held Monday at the Blake and Gill chapel in Volga at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. William Gebhard, pastor of the St. Paul Lutheran church officiated.

Burial was in the Norwegian Lutheran cemetery at St. Olaf.

Carl E. Stromme was born Aug. 31, 1880, north of Elkader in Clayton county, Iowa, and grew to manhood in that vicinity.

His parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded him. He was the last member of his family to succumb.

Charley, as he was known here, moved to Volga around 1935, and made his home on the Germar farm the past number of years. A bachelor he had no known surviving relatives.

Pallbearers were: Norbert Germar, H. H. Eder, W. W. Wenger, Will Christeleit, Vernie Olsen and Mainard Druecher. Music was provided by Mrs. F. P. Gernand, organist. Mrs. Vernon Wilker and LaVila Berger.


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