STEPP, Charles A. 1890-1964
STEPP, FULTZ, WENTSEL
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/23/2015 at 19:45:45
Charles A. Stepp Rites Held Mon.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Johnston Funeral Home here for Charles A. Stepp, 74, long time resident of the Conrad area, who died last Friday in a Marshalltown hospital.
Rev. R. O. Grote, pastor of the Conrad Methodist church, officiated the service. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.
Casketbearers were H. D. Martin, E. E. Jebousek, Jon Tranbarger, Horace Daggett, Francis Bristley and Clinton Critser.
Special music for the service was provided by pianist Miss Evelyn Stevens.
Flower bearers were Mrs. Don Martin and Mrs. Ray Harris.
Masonic rites were conducted by Roman Lodge No. 564, A.F. & A.M.
Charles A. Stepp was born in Singers Glen, Virginia, on October 25, 1890, son of Hiram and Sara Fultz Stepp.
At the age of 12 he came to Iowa with the family and resided in Grundy county for the remainder of his life.
He was married to Edna Wentsel on December 8, 1914, at Beaman. They were engaged in farming in the Conrad community until 1945. After moving to Conrad, he was employed in the farm implement business until a year ago, when illness forced him to retire.
Mr. Stepp was a member of the Methodist church in Conrad. He was a Past Master of Roman Lodge No. 564, A.F. & A.M., at Conrad, a district lecturer and 32nd degree Mason, Past Patron of St. Elmo Chapter No. 398, Order of the Eastern Star, and was active in Masonic bodies for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edgar.
He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Kermit Koester, of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Mrs. Chester Culp, of Marshalltown, two grandsons and five great-grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 January 1964, pg 12
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