BANSE, John 1869-1930
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/24/2015 at 14:05:35
John Banse Died Wednesday After Two Years' Illness
Came Here Thirty Years Ago; Was In Business Most Of Time
Funeral Services Will Be Saturday
Was in Grocery Business and Director in the Grundy County Bank
John Banse died at his home in Grundy Center at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon following an illness of about a year and a half from cancer. A year ago he was in the hospital in Waterloo for an operation. The operation gave temporary relief though there was no hope at any time that the relief would be permanent. Doctors who were familiar with his case were surprised that he bore up so well and so long in his serious condition.
John Banse came to Grundy Center from Garrison thirty years ago. He was employed in the Jacobs Grocery store here during the first three years. When this firm failed, Mr. Banse formed a partnership with H. C. Ady under the firm name of Ady & Banse and they conducted a grocery store in the building which Mr. Banse has owned for some twenty-five years and in which the Diamond store is now located. This partnership continued until 1905 when Mr. Ady sold his interest to J. W. Lamar and the business was continued in the same building for twenty-one years under the name of Banse & Lamar.
Mr. Banse was born at Garrison July 25, 1869. He resided there until he came to Grundy Center and was in the mercantile business at Garrison three years before he came here. He was married to Miss Belle Wallace in Grundy Center in June, 1906. Aside from his wife, Mr. Banse is survived by two brothers, Sam and Will, both of whom live in Benton county, and by his sister, Mrs. Henry Miller, of Dysart.
Mr. Banse was a good business man and a public spirited citizen. He filled a very important place in the community during the many years of his active business life. Everyone in the community who knew him gave him their full sympathy during the many months of his illness.
Funeral services will be at the Presbyterian church in Grundy Center at two o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 March 1930, pg 1
Obituary of John Banse
(By Rev. R. B. Fisher)
John Banse, son of John and Elizabeth Banse, was born in Benton county, Iowa, July 25, 1869. He died at Grundy Center, Iowa, March 5, 1930, at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 10 days. He leaves two brothers and he had three sisters, only two of whom survive him. They are Samuel and William Banse, of Garrison, and Mrs. Henry Miller of Garrison and Mrs. Lizzie Siroh of near Garrison. Sarah Banse, the third sister and youngest member of the family, died in 1901.
Mr. Banse married Belle Wallace in 1906, who survives him also. Mr. Banse spent his mature years as a merchant. First he worked in a general store in Garrison, then after a few years he came to Grundy Center and entered the grocery business. Later he purchased that business and his brother-in-law, John Lamar, became a partner with him and this partnership lasted 21 years of the 26 years he was in this grocery.
Mr. Banse brought his church letter to the First Presbyterian church immediately upon his marriage. He became the Sunday school treasurer which position he held about 12 years and till his death. He was a very faithful member of the church and lived a clean, wholesome life.
Mr. Banse was a member of the Masonic lodge and of the Eastern Star.
Mr. Banse became a sufferer from an internal cancer and was operated upon about 14 months ago and since that time he has been subject to great paroxisms of pain. Seldom is there found a more cheerful patient and hopeful sufferer. His great suffering however were accompanied by great fortitude and patient watchings by his wife and her mother. Now he is at rest and at ease and in peace.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 March 1930, pg 14
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