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MOELLER, Arthur 1884-1930


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/7/2015 at 14:51:25

Arthur Moeller R'beck Lumberman Dies Suddenly

Peritonitis Following An Operation For Appendicitis Proves Fatal

Was One Of Reinbeck's Outstanding Citizens

Business in Town Suspended During the Funeral Service Yesterday Afternoon

Arthur Moeller from Reinbeck died at a Waterloo hospital about six o'clock Monday morning. He was stricken with appendicitis on Tuesday preceding his death. He did not regard the first attack as serious enough to make an immediate operation necessary. His condition became much worse on Wednesday night and he was taken to the hospital and submitted to an operation Thursday morning. The appendix had burst before the patient reached the hospital and his case was regarded as very critical at the time of the operation. When peritonitis set in there was nothing that attending physicians could do to check it.

Mr. Moeller was 46 years old. He was born in Reinbeck, attended school there and when he came out of school he went into his father's business. His entire life with the exception of two years that he attended a military school at Culver, Indiana, was spent in Reinbeck. His father was a member of the firm of Moeller & Walters, the oldest and one of the largest firms in Reinbeck. They were engaged in the grain and lumber business. Following the death of his father twenty-three years ago Arthur took over the big business and later with the assistance of his brother Carl conducted it successfully up to the time of his death. He didn't confine all of his activities to the management of his business. He gave liberally of his time, energy and resources for the upbuilding of his town and community. He helped do things that needed to be done. He made such a large place for himself in his community that his death will leave a gap in the ranks that no other can fill. He will be mourned and missed not only by those with whom he came in daily contact but by many others in Grundy and adjoining counties who admired him as a man and who valued him as a friend.

He is survived by his wife, his mother, his brother, Carl, and sister, Mrs. Wieben.

Funeral services were held at Reinbeck yesterday afternoon. The services were at the Congregational church and they were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Emingholz. The church was not large enough to accommodate one-half of the friends and neighbors who came to attend the services.

Business in Reinbeck was suspended during the funeral services.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 August 1930, pg 1


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