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James Edward "Edward" Montgomery 1918-1974


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/1/2014 at 00:07:40

Rural Dolliver Man Dies; Services Set Thursday
James Edward Montgomery, 55, rural Dolliver, died Monday morning, Jan. 21, en route to Fairmont Hospital. He had been under treatment for injuries sustained in a fall down an elevator shaft on his farm about a week ago.

Mr. Montgomery, known as Edward, had fallen down a shaft in a silo on his farm Jan. 12 and was taken to Fairmont Community Hospital, then to Mankato, where he was given treatment for broken legs. He had returned home, where he became ill suddenly Monday and was taken by ambulance to Fairmont Community Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Swea City, with the Rev. Norton McCaughan officiating. Interment will be in the Palestine Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at Reese-Henry Funeral Home, Estherville, after 10 a.m. Wednesday, and until 11 a.m. Thursday when the casket will be taken to the church in Swea City.

Mr. Montgomery was born Aug. 23, 1918 to Mr. and Mrs. James H. Montgomery and educated in Swea City schools, graduating in 1936. He was married to Vivian Herum on Sept. 12, 1948 in Palestine Lutheran Church, rural Dolliver. They farmed in Kossuth County until 10 years ago when they moved to a farm in Emmet County.

He was a member of Palestine Lutheran Church, a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post, Swea City.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian, rural Dolliver; one son, Dennis Montgomery, Dolliver; four daughters, Jan, Julie and Patricia, all at home, and Mrs. Michael (Joanne) Eide, Ames; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Bina Montgomery, Swea City; four brothers, Floyd and Keith Montgomery, Grinnell, Allan Montgomery, Swea City, and Merlin Montgomery, Wheaton, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Letcher, Alexandria, S.D., and Lucille Montgomery, Wheaton, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 22, 1974)


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