HOFFA, Iver 1877-1950
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/9/2015 at 13:15:46
Iver Hoffa Died Of Heart Attack
Iver J. Hoffa, who spent all but the past fifteen years of his life in Grundy county, died at his home in Belle Plaine about midnight last Wednesday. Death came very suddenly following a heart attack. He was 72 years old on July 4th of this year.
A short funeral service was held at the undertakers' parlors at Belle Plaine on Saturday and at two o'clock there was a service at the Ivester church. Mr. Hoffa had been a long time member of this church. The local pastor, Rev. W. J. Heisey, conducted the funeral service. Burial was in the Sheller cemetery.
Born in Melrose Township
Mr. Hoffa was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffa. He was born on a farm in Melrose township. The farm is still in the family name. Mrs. Lester Hoffa and her family reside there. He grew up on this farm and attended school there. Had he lived until the coming winter, he and his wife would have observed their golden wedding anniversary. His wife is the former Clara Rodd. He and his wife started farming in Melrose township after their marriage. They lived there until 15 years ago when they moved to Belle Plaine where they have since resided.
Surviving aside from the wife are three daughters and one son. The daughters are Mrs. John Kruger, Belle Plaine, Mrs. Gertrude Brown and Mrs. Harold Crane, of Waterloo. The son Henry lives in Aurora, Ill. One child died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Ila Clemmens, died several years ago. Her son, LeRoy Clemmens, made his home with his grandparents after the death of his mother. He now lives in Waterloo.
Mr. Hoffa had two brothers and two sisters. Those living are one brother, Harvey, from Marshalltown and one sister, Mrs. Tom Sayer from California. The brother Lester and the sister, Mrs. Adam Messer, preceded him in death. There are twelve surviving grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 November 1950, pg 6
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