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HEFFELFINGER, Harry 1887-1932


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/7/2015 at 20:33:44

Harry Heffelfinger Shoots Self While Alone In His Car

Harry Heffelfinger, a son of Louis Heffelfinger, a former resident of Grundy county, shot and killed himself in his car near Lancaster, Wis., last Friday night. No reason for the suicide was given. He was a salesman for the Witwer Grocery Company, Marshalltown. He was a nephew of Jack Heffelfinger of Grundy Center. His body was found in his car, which was parked by the side of the road in the country.

The remains were brought to Grundy Center Sunday and taken to the Coffman mortuary. Burial on Monday was by the side of the father and mother in the Grundy Center cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the Witwer firm. They were Weaver Witwer, Cedar Rapids; Nate Skein, Dubuque; Claude Norris, Marshalltown; Glenn Wanauaker, Mason City; Earl Pulls, Iowa Falls and Curlis Amen, Mason City.

Harry Porter Heffelfinger, 45, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Heffelfinger, born Grundy Center, April 13, 1887. Died October 14, 1932, at Lancaster, Wis.

Mr. Heffelfinger lived in Grundy Center until the age of six years; then moved on a farm near Armstrong, Ia., where he lived until he was 22 years of age, at which time he moved to Estherville.

He was married to Mabel Rankin, October 30, 1912, at Estherville, Iowa, where they lived for a number of years. To this union were born two children: Mary Belle, age 14 years, and Linda Lou, age 11 years.

Seven weeks ago Mr. Heffelfinger was transferred to Dubuque by the Witwer Grocery Company, with whom he had been associated for the last eight years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters of Dubuque. His mother, Mrs. Belle Heffelfinger, and two sisters: Mrs. Glen Lesher of Estherville, Iowa, and Mrs. C. A. Acheson of Conrad, Montana, and one brother, Jay Heffelfinger of Iowa Falls.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 October 1932, pg 12


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