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Ethel Pearl Bombarger Sharar 1880-1962


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/19/2010 at 00:09:46

Rites to Be Saturday for Mrs. Sharar
Mrs. Fred (Ethel Pearl) Sharar, 82, a resident of Huntington and Dunnell for many years, died yesterday morning at 9:20 at the Sioux Rapids Hospital of a heart attack. She had been in failing health for the past few years and her illness grew more serious in February.

Mrs. Sharar was born Jan. 12, 1880 at Paxton, Ill., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barton Bombarger. She received her education in the Paxton schools.

On Sept. 3, 1900 she was married to Fred Sharar at the Huntington Methodist Church. They were married the day following the dedication of the original church.

They farmed near Huntington until 1910 when they moved to Dunnell where they lived for 44 years. Mrs. Sharar moved to the Huntington area when she was 10 years old.

She was a charter member of the Lake Fremont Farmers Club and taught Sunday school at the Huntington Methodist Church for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Floyd of Dunnell and Glen of Dolliver; two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Mertle) Rienhardt of Dolliver and Mrs. W. E. (Martha) VanEman of Cornell; 32 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles Bombarger of Winona, Minn., and Ora Bombarger of Motley, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in October 1958, two sons, Homer and Leo, four brothers, and two sisters.

Family services are set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Huntington Methodist Church with public services to follow at 2:00 o’clock. The Rev. Cloyd Bishop and the Rev. Fred Ortmeyer will officiate with burial to be in Oak Hill cemetery.

Sternborg-Reese has charge of the arrangements and friends may call at the funeral home beginning 5:00 p.m. today until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow at which the casket will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, May 11, 1962)


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