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Tone F. Kateley 1914-1985


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/20/2012 at 22:46:43

Tone Kateley
Estherville – Memorial services for Tone F. Kately, 70, Estherville, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Henry and Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with the Rev. Tom Balm officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by North Star Lodge 447 during the services. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Thursday, Jan. 17, 1985 at Holy Family Hospital in Estherville.

He was born March 21, 1914, the son of Arthur Hiram and Hazel C. (Tone) Kateley in Estherville. After graduating from Estherville High School in 1934, he attended Packman’s Radio School in Valparaiso, Ind. On Aug. 6, 1939 he was united in marriage to Frances G. Hageman at Estherville. He lived all his life in Estherville and in February of 1937 he began his career with the Rock Island Railroad as a brakeman becoming the conductor in Feb., 1947 until his retirement on March 1, 1975. Kateley spent seven years serving on the Estherville City Council until his retirement due to his health. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a past master of the North Star Masonic Lodge 447, Jeptha Chapter 128, Earnest Council 54, Esdraelon Commandery 52 of which he was a commander in 1983, ABU-BEKR Temple, Sioux City; Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 200 of which he was past patron; Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem where he had served as Watchman of Shepards; Estherville Masonic Temple Board, the Grand Cross of Color, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Order of Rainbow Girls for its members and adults who work with them; and a member of the United Transportation Union.

Survivors include his wife, Frances, Estherville; and a sister Mrs. Quentine (Loentine) Hill, Spring Lake, Sebring, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Romaine in 1932.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Shriner’s Crippled Children Fund or the Masonic Educational Fund. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 21, 1985)


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