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Roder, Lowell 1925-1937


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Date: 9/27/2017 at 00:01:26

Ackley World Journal, Ackley, Iowa, Thursday, May 20, 1937, p.3
Dumont Boy of Eleven Years; Wilford Schuler, 23
Accidents Occasion Sorrow to Entire Community – Dumont Plans for Memorial Day
Lowell Roder
Lowell Roder, 11 year old son of Dr. and Mrs. C. F. Roder, died at Lutheran Hospital at Hampton, from the effect of a bullet from a 22-caliber rifle which he accidently fired through his head Thursday. The bullet entered the right eye, destroying the sight and emerged at the back of the skull. This entire community and the surrounding territory and their many friends bear with them in this extreme sorrow. Their daughter Miriam, has been a paralytic patient at Warm Springs, Georgia, and the family was rejoicing that she was to come home this week. Her brother’s death made this homecoming a tragic one, Dr. Roder went by plane to Georgia, Friday, for her. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Evangelical church in charge of Rev. H. M. Raecker. He was assisted by Rev. I. L. Baumgartner of Cedar Falls, and Rev. F. P. Shaffer, pastor of the Methodist church; burial was in Dumont cemetery. A mixed quartet composed of eight high school students, Jeanne Barlow, Nina Jackson, Evelyn Raecker, Kathaleen Boeckemeier, Robert Barlow, Edward Johnson, Paul Griffen and Jacob Duit sang “In the Garden” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus”; Mrs. Raymond Pfaltzgraff accompanied on the piano. The alter was banked with beautiful flowers; the floral offerings were in charge of Mrs. Guy Jackson, Mrs. Vern Ahrens, Mrs. M. E. Johnson and Mrs. Dave Noelting. His classmates and the school faculty marched in a body. His former teachers, Mrs. Ruth Westerland of Iowa Falls, Miss Hoefker of Des Moines and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Carroll of Postville, were present. Pallbearers were: Floyd Piper, Louis Pfaltzgraff, Herbert Atchison, Loren Stock, Vincent Bornema, and Harley Clemens. Almost a thousand people attended the services, many from surrounding towns, from Aredale, Bristow, Hampton, Aplington, Allison, Kesley and Ackley. Among the relatives and friends coming to the funeral were Mrs. Carolina Roder, Misses Emma, Ella and Amanda Roder, Mr. and Mrs. Will Roder, Mr. and Mrs. Will Keding and son, Walter, Mr. and Mrs. Art Roder, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Schultz, Mr. Henry Roder, Mr. Earl Roder, Miss Sophia Schoephoerster, Mrs. Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Schoephoerster of Sumner; Henry Schoephoerster and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schoephoerster of Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Samson and family of Webster City; Bert Samson of Clarion; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Knickerbocker of Webster City; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jorgenson of Webster City; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Braun of Woolstock; Henry Brown and family of Waterloo, Dr. and Mrs. Rathe, Mr. and Mrs. Arben Young, Dr. and Mrs. Hartwig, Dr. and Mrs. Sparks, and Dr. and Mrs. Guernsey, of Waverly; and Dr. McLeod of Greene.


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