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PABST, Dick 1874-1925


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/21/2015 at 16:27:15

Grundy County Man Loses His Life In Terrific Cyclone

Dick Pabst Killed Instantly Near His Barn Late Monday Afternoon

Buried at Lincoln Center

Children Found Father's Body After the Storm Had Passed

Dick Pabst, who lived in Grant township, was instantly killed in the cyclone which passed through that section of the county last Monday afternoon. His body was found by the children after the storm had passed. He was lying on the south side of the barn. There were bruises on both sides of his head and across his chest. No one knows whether he was struck by flying missiles or whether he was thrown against the building and sustained his fatal injuries. The barn was blown from its foundation and it was left in a heap of wreckage.

Mr. Pabst had been out plowing corn. He drove in from the field when he saw the storm approaching and had unhitched his team when the storm struck. Whether he was in the barn or alongside of the building when the storm struck is not known. One of the boys who was on the way home from the field was thrown from his plow and he lay on the ground as the storm passed over him.

Mr. Pabst was fifty years old. He had been a resident of this county all his life. His wife died six years ago. Since that time he and his six children have continued to live on their Grant township farm. Of the six children four are boys and two are girls. Lena, aged 21, is the oldest. John, aged 19, is the oldest son. The second daughter, Dena, is 16. The three other young boys are Christ, Donald and Richard. The bereaved children and other relatives have the undivided sympathy of all who know them.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Weeldreyer are being held at the Lincoln Center church this afternoon. Interment will be made by the side of the wife in the Lincoln Center cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 June 1925, pg 1


Obituary of D. C. Pabst

On June 1, when the storm swept through this part of the country and which took many buildings, it likewise took the life of D. C. Pabst, a well known farmer near Dike. Mr. Pabst was born in Illinois March 30, 1874. He came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Pabst, to Grundy county when only a small boy. His father preceded him in death about 19 years ago.

Mr. Pabst was married to Johanna Penning March 15, 1899. This union was blessed with seven children. One child died in its infancy, and in 1918 Mr. Pabst's beloved wife and the good mother of the children was taken away out of their midst soon after the youngest son, Richard, was born. He leaves to mourn his children, Lena, John, Dena, Christ, Donald and Richard. Also his mother, Mrs. Christ Pabst of Lincoln township, his sisters, Mrs. C. Johnsen and Mrs. H. DeBerg and their families, and his two brothers, John Pabst of Mountain Lake, Minn., and Rudolf, who is staying with his aged mother, besides many other relatives and friends.

Mr. Pabst was a very quiet and good natured man, well liked by all who knew him. He was a member of the Lincoln Center church since 1914. Funeral services were held at the Lincoln Center church June 4th, conducted by Rev. Weeldreyer and Dr. Bode, of Grundy College.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 June 1925, pg 1


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