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FILER, Cecil 1887-1961


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/22/2014 at 22:07:31

Cecil J. Filer, 74, Dies At Waterloo Of Heart Attack

Cecil J. Filer, 74, retired Rock Island depot agent who served at Wellsburg for 28 years, died suddenly Sunday morning at his home in Waterloo of a heart attack.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. this Wednesday in Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. A graveside service burial was held at 2:30 p.m. at the Shiloh cemetery in Wellsburg.

He became ill Sunday morning while getting ready to attend church. An inhalator squad was called to give him first aid, and he was taken to Allen Memorial Hospital, but died a few minutes after his arrival.

Mr. Filer retired in 1952 as Rock Island agent after serving here 28 years. The couple then moved to Waterloo where they resided at the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife and three children, Mrs. Doris M. Brown of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Walter Zech and Mrs. Art Miller, both of Aplington. Also 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one foster sister, Mrs. Julia Comstock of Hoopeston, Ill.

--The Grundy Register/The Wellsburg Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 September 1961, pg 2


Graveside Services Held Wednes. p.m. For Cecil J. Filer

Funeral services for Cecil J. Filer of Waterloo, age 74, were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Immanuel United Presbyterian Church in Waterloo followed by graveside services at 2:30 p.m. in the Shiloh cemetery in Wellsburg.

Mr. Filer was stricken by a heart attack around 9 a.m. Sunday and was taken immediately to the Allen Memorial Hospital, where he passed away shortly after arriving.

Cecil John Filer was born April 1, 1887, in Eureka, Illinois, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Warren Filer. He received his elementary education in Eureka and attended high school in Monticello, Ill.

Mr. Filer and Blanche Seavy were united in marriage on Feb. 23, 1908. She passed away June 2, 1949. On Aug. 19, 1950, Mr. Filer was married to Mrs. Frances B. Noble of Nashua in Austin, Minn.

He made confession of faith at the Second Christian Reformed Church in Wellsburg and was a member of the Immanuel United Presbyterian Church in Waterloo.

Mr. Filer was a former Rock Island depot agent here. He came to Wellsburg in 1924 and retired in 1952 and moved to Waterloo. Prior to coming to Wellsburg, he was an agent in White, South Dakota, for six years.

He is survived by his wife, Frances and three daughters: Mrs. Doris M. Brown, of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Walter Zech, (Audrey) of Aplington; and Mrs. Arthur Miller, (Norma) of Aplington; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and one foster sister, Mrs. Julie Comstock of Hopeston, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, his parents, one brother, and two grandchildren.

--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 14 September 1961, pg 1


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