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Purl Partello, 1904-1963


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/9/2010 at 20:20:23

Suffers Fatal Heart Attack At Home

Purl Partello, 59, well-known area farmer, died unexpectedly at 3 a.m. today at his farm home. His death was attributed to a coronary attack. Mr. Partello had not been feeling well for the past two or three weeks and was to have had an e1ectro-cardiogram at Holy Family Hospital this morning.

However, yesterday he had been feeling better than usual and last night he and Mrs. Partello attended a supper at the Masonic Hall. His family reports that he apparently was feeling good when he retired for the night.

Mr. Partello was born April 3, 1904 at Boone, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Partello. He came with his parents to a farm northeast of Estherville when he was only seven years old. He attended elementary school in what was known as the Hatland school in Ellsworth Township. He also attended Emmet Consolidated School and Estherville High School.

He was married Oct. 1, 1932 to Izetta Johnson at Sioux Falls and since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Partello had farmed in the Estherville area. A few years ago they built a new home on their farm located on Highway 9 east of Gruver and moved at that time from their home here to the new home.

Mr. Partello was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge, No. 447, A.F. & A.M., Abu Bakr Shrine, Esdraelon Commandery, Jephtha Chapter, Eastern Star and White Shrine.

Mr. Partello is survived by his widow, two sons, Purl E. Jr. of El Centro Calif., Philip E. of Dolliver; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Wilma) Scott, Clear Lake; and Mrs. Donald (Marcia) Hill, Cedar Falls; and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Lloyd of Goldfleld and Dewey of Stewardville, Minn., and one sister, Mrs. Lynn LeVan of Elgin, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Funeral services are to be Monday, a family service at 11 a.m. at Fuhrman Funeral Chapel and a 2 p.m. service at Estherville Presbyterian Church. Masonic rites will be conducted. Burial is to be in Oak Hill cemetery.

Friends may call at Fuhrman Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Saturday until noon on Monday.

Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; November 15, 1963.


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