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AIRD, John W. 1911-1999


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 8/11/2010 at 17:04:57


CHARLES CITY, IOWA - John W. Aird, 88, of 2625 210th St., died Saturday morning, July 3, 1999, at his home.

Funeral services for John Aird will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St., with the Rev. Diane Christopher, senior pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City, officiating. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Memory Gardens, south of Charles City.

Visitation was held Monday at the Hauser Funeral Home, and will continue from 9 a.m. until time of services today.

John William Aird was born January 5, 1911, in Plymouth County, Seney, Iowa, the son of William M. and Lydia Whitman Aird. He attended school at Orchard and graduated from Floyd High School in 1930. On Oct. 16, 1935, he and Doris Bucknell were married at Charles City.

He was employed by the McRoberts Dodge Garage for 10 years, owned and operated the Ellendale Dairy, in partnership, until 1965, and retired from Salsbury Laboratories in 1976.

John was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the Farm Bureau, and the Modern Woodmen of America. He was a member of the Charles City Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years, serving as assistant chief. He was also a member of the Iowa Fireman's Association.

John was an avid sportsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. He followed the Charles City Comettes' softball team for many years. Following his retirement, he delivered both Meals on Wheels and library books to shut-ins.

Living family members include his wife, Doris, of Charles City; a daughter, Karla Breed, of LeGrand; two sons and their wives, Alan and Colleen, of Floyd, and Andy and Lori, of Charles City; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Jean and Ed Clark, of Minneapolis, Irene Kobernus, of New Richland, Minn., and Dorothy Raskob and Mary Eckhoff, both of Charles City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, and a sister, Lois Merten.

Memorials may be directed to the Hospice of North Iowa, Charles City Satellite or the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Hauser Funeral Home, (515) 228-2323.

[ Mason City Globe Gazette, July 6, 1999 -- from ncigs.org archives]


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