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Alvin Floyd Clabaugh 1926-1994

CLABAUGH, ANDERSON, CLAUDE, DAVIS, KOENECKE, LINN, SYVERSON

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/7/2013 at 13:18:22

Local man killed in farm accident
An Emmet County man was killed in a farm-related accident early this week.

Alvin Clabaugh, 67, of rural Estherville, was discovered shortly before 6 p.m. Monday [January 3, 1994] evening at a farm near Dolliver operated by his son Gary Clabaugh.

According to the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department, Clabaugh was found dead near an operating tractor and feed grinder. It was determined that Clabaugh’s hand became entangled in a power takeoff while grinding feed, pulling him into the power takeoff shaft, causing his death.

The Estherville Ambulance Service responded to an E911 call which was received at 5:52 p.m.

Clabaugh was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative of the Emmet County Coroner’s office.

Clabaugh moved to Emmet County with his family as a young boy. He married Edith Anderson on June 19, 1946 in Armstrong. Following his marriage, he served in the United States Army until 1947. He returned to Emmet County after serving in the army and did farm work for several years. He started farming on his own in 1951near Dolliver.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: Dennis of Graettinger, Gary of Dolliver and Stephen of Seattle, Wash.; raised as daughters: Mrs. Jerry (Marcia) Davis of Ringsted and Mrs. Duane (Marlene) Koenecke of Sachse, Texas; six grandchildren; twin brother, Alton of Estherville ; brothers Don of Estherville and Cliff of Dolliver; sisters: Naomi Linn, Viola Clabaugh and Mrs. Don (Jeanette) Syverson, all of Estherville.

Arrangements are by Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 5, 1994)

Alvin Clabaugh
Estherville – Services for Alvin F. [Floyd] Clabaugh, 67, of rural Estherville, will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at Dolliver with the Rev. Marshall Monthei officiating. Interment will e in High Lake Cemetery, Wallingford, with full military graveside rites by V.F.W. Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91 of Estherville. He died Monday, Jan. 3, 1994 at 4780 120th St., rural Dolliver.

Friends may call at Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.

He was born Sept. 12, 926 at Webster City, the son of Charles and Susie (Claude) Clabaugh. The family moved to Emmet County when he was a young boy and he attended counry school in Emmet county and the Dolliver School and graduated from Maple Hill High School in 1945. On June 19, 1946 he was united in marriage with Edith Anderson at Armstrong. He served in the US Army from 1946-47. Following service he returned to Emmet County where he did farm work for several years. He started farming on his own in 1951 near Dolliver. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Dolliver.

Survivors include his wife Edith of Estherville; sons: Dennis of Graettinger, Gary of Dolliver and Stephen of Seattle, Wash.; raised as daughters: Mrs. Jerry (Marcia) Davis of Ringsted and Mrs. Duane (Marlene) Koenecke of Sachse, Texas; six grandchildren; twin brother, Alton of Estherville; brothers Don of Estherville and Cliff of Dolliver; sisters: Neomi Linn, Viola Clabaugh and Mrs. Don (Jeanette) Syverson all of Estherville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 5, 1994)


 

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