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WHEELOCK, Joel A. 1874-1965


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/29/2015 at 23:16:48

Longtime Resident, Joel A. Wheelock, Buried At Conrad

A longtime area resident, Joel A. Wheelock, 91, was buried in the Conrad cemetery, September 26, following funeral services at the Conrad Methodist church.

Rev. R. O. Grote officiated the service. Johnston Funeral Home of Conrad was in charge of arrangements.

Special music for the service was provided by Mrs. A. J. Russie and Mrs. Clyde Newton, vocalists. Miss Evelyn Stevens was organist.

Casket bearers were Luther Brindle, Robert Furland, Clarence Beeghly, Francis Bristley, Wendell St. Clair and Melvin Stover. Flower bearers were Mesdames Robert Furland, Floyd Stevens and Leslie Kline.

Joel Ace Wheelock, son of Calvin and Susan Dalbey Wheelock, was born at Albion, Iowa, July 13, 1874, and passed away at Conrad, September 26, 1965, aged 91 years, 2 months and 13 days.

He received his education in Rose Creek, Minnesota. His boyhood was spent in various communities in Iowa, and on June 10, 1908, he was married to Estella Isabel Daggett at Conrad. Most of their married life was spent in this vicinity, with the exception of a few years at Clear Lake.

This union was blessed with a daughter, Bessie, now Mrs. Wilbur Plager, of Lafayette, Indiana, and a son, Calvin, of Conrad, who, besides his widow survives him. Also surviving are six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Wheelock served as the first chairman of the Grundy County 4-H club committee. He was a member of the Conrad Methodist church, a past president of the Sunset Club, a past president of the Grundy County Sunday School association, and a Sunday school teacher in various places for a period of twenty-five years. He was active in church work as long as his health permitted.

Mr. Wheelock was a wonderful husband, and father, a gracious friend of all, one who considered his life a stewardship to be held in trust and responsibility. He believed in the time-honored principal of bringing up his family in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

He will be greatly missed in the home and community and church, where his presence was felt for a long time and which will be the better for his having lived among us.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 October 1965, pg 13


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