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STOEHR, John W. 1874-1941


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/21/2015 at 19:22:45

John W. Stoehr Dies Thursday; Had Heart Trouble

John W. Stoehr died at his home a mile and a half southeast of town shortly after midnight last Wednesday night. He had been afflicted with heart trouble several years. He was confined to his bed ten days before the end came. He was 67 years old on the 28th of last March.

Spent Entire Life in Grundy County
Mr. Stoehr spent his entire life in Grundy county. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stoehr. His mother was Etta Brower. The family were among the early residents of Grundy county. John was born on a German township farm. A number of years later the family moved to Colfax township where they resided up to the time that John was married. In 1902 he was married to Etta DeBuhr. The couple began housekeeping on the farm where he died and they spent the 39 years of their married life there. Mr. Stoehr bought the farm about the time of his marriage. They had but one child, a daughter, Mrs. Herman Ruter, who with her family reside on the Stoehr farm and in the old homestead. Mr. and Mrs. Stoehr built a modern cottage on the farm a few years ago which has been their home.

Member of Lutheran Church
Mr. Stoehr for forty years was a member of the Shiloh township Lutheran church and a regular attendant up to the time of the beginning of his late illness. Funeral services were held at the home shortly after noon on Saturday and later at the Shiloh township Lutheran church. The services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. F. L. Heinz, assisted by Rev. Wm. Landsiedel. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.

The pallbearers were nephews of Mr. Stoehr. They were George Lutterman, Willard Loots, Harry Meyer, Harm R. Rust, John Venenga and Harold Schoon.

Surviving are the wife and daughter and husband and three grandchildren. The grandchildren are Elmer, Eugene and Erma Ruter. Other surviving relatives are his step-mother, Mrs. Will Stoehr, four sisters, five half-sisters and one half-brother, Will Stoehr of Grundy Center. The sisters are Mrs. B. U. Venenga, Holland; Mrs. John Schoon, Grundy Center; Mrs. Henry Rust, Grundy Center; Mrs. Albert Loots, Grundy Center. The half-sisters are Mrs. George Meyer, Wellsburg; Mrs. Melvin Fletcher, Cedar Falls; Mrs. Ben Grimmius, Jr., Grundy Center; Mrs. Leeno Grimmius, Grundy Center; and Minnie Stoehr, Washington, D.C.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 May 1941, pg 13


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