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Herbert Alvin Yetter 1887-1940


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/6/2010 at 21:45:11

Herbert A. Yetter
Death came to a well known business man of the city last Saturday [November 16, 1940] about the noon hour, when Herbert A. Yetter passed away with a severe heart attack. His condition has been quite serious for almost two years. He had had lighter attacks before.

Mr. Yetter has been considered seriously ill for the past three months and was confined to his home much of the time during that period.

For the past three years Mr. Yetter has been operating the Yetter Oil Company in this city. He built him a fine home on East Central Ave., about four years ago where he resided at the time of death.

Mr. Yetter was born on a farm in Calhoun county on July 10, 1887. He was united to Josephine Brugger, Dec. 14, 1916. To this union two children were born, both passing away in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Yetter resided on a farm near Gruver after their arrival here in 1915. They made many friends in the vicinity and many more since they arrived in this city. After seven years of farming near Gruver they moved to this county for three years and then farmed again in Swan Lake township for six years. They then returned to this city where Mr. Yetter entered the oil business.

Funeral services were held from the Yetter home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 and 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian church, the Rev. Claude Fausnaugh officiating. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, November 21, 1940)

H. Yetter Passed Saturday
Had Been Suffering From Heart Trouble For Past Two Years; Funeral Services Held Today

Herbert A. Yetter, 53, died suddenly at his home on Central ave. Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock. Death was caused by heart trouble. He had been afflicted with the ailment for the past two years and three months ago was forced to give up his work and take a complete rest. About four weeks ago he seemed sufficiently recovered that he was able to be up and around for short intervals. However, the exertion proved too strenuous and he passed away Saturday afternoon.

Herbert Alvin Yetter was born on a farm in Calhoun county, Ia., July 10, 1887. His birthplace was near the town, Yetter, which was later built where his father’s farm was located. He attended the rural and public schools of that county and in 1915 moved to Emmet county.

On December 4, 1916, he was united in marriage with Miss Josephine Brugger, of Lake City, Iowa. They came to Emmet county and settled on a farm near here living there for seven years. They then moved to Estherville where they lived three years going back to the farm for six more years. Since then they have made their home in this city having built a new home on east Central avenue four years ago.

For the past three years Mr. Yetter has been employed as jobber for the Cities Service Oil Co.

Although Mr. Yetter was not widely known throughout the county he was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him and his sudden passing is a great shock to his friends in this community. Always a conscientious worker, he was known and admired for his great loyalty and honesty. He enjoyed his home to the utmost and when not at his work spent many hours working to improve his property.

Funeral services were held this (Tuesday) afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the home and 2:00 at the Presbyterian church with the Rev. Claude Fausnaugh officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Lee, Herman Rohde, John Rohlf, Lloyd Crim, Floyd Schenck and Merle Carnahan of Superior.

Surviving Mr. Yetter are his widow, one brother, Richard H. Yetter, of Yetter, Iowa, one sister, Mrs. I. C. McGonagle of Rockwell City, Iowa, and one nephew, L. G. McGonagle of Brainerd, Minn. Mr. Yetter’s parents died one week apart at Rockwell City two years ago. Mrs. Yetter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brugger of Lake City, have been making their home with the Yetters until Mr. Yetter’s recent illness when Mr. Brugger went to live at the home of his son. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, November 19, 1940)


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