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Albert Joseph Heywood 1906-1963


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/28/2011 at 20:58:18

Well-Known Businessman Here Dies
Albert J. Heywood, 56, well-known Estherville car dealer and member of the city council, died early this morning at Holy Family Hospital of cancer. He had been in failing health for the past four months.

Long active in civic affairs, Mr. Heywood had been a member of the city fire department for 20 years, serving as its chief for nine years. He resigned as fire chief to accept appointment in April, 1962, to the city council from the Second Ward, succeeding Jack White, who was named mayor.

Heywood also had served on the city plan commission. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Elks Lodge and Rotary Club.

He came to Estherville in 1930 to work as an automobile mechanic and in 1939 he began operation of Motor Inn. He has been in the new and used car business since then.

Albert Joseph Heywood was born Oct. 25, 1906, at Storm Lake, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Heywood. He moved with his family to Lakefield, Minn., when he was a young boy and received his education in the Lakefield schools. He later attended a trade school in Minneapolis.

He was married to the former Alice O’Brien on June 15, 1932.

Surviving are his widow, two sons, Robert and Steven, both of Estherville; five daughters, Mrs. Del (Lorene) Martin of Omaha, Mrs. Lewis (Kathleen) Olson, Montgomery, Minn.; Mrs. Dean (Janice) Knutson, Ames; Margaret of Litchfield, Minn., and Ellen at home. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Heywood of Minneapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Kermit Koppin, Jackson, Minn., Mrs. Lester, Larson, Anaheim, Calif., Mrs. Herbert Bergendahl, Westbrook, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s church with the Rev. James Fangman officiating. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Fuhrman Funeral Home. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Einar Hansen, Hans Hansen, Frank Campisano, Nolan Boggess, all of Estherville, Vernon Lowe of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Bob Phillips of Burlington, Wis. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 19, 1963)


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