CRESWELL, Roy 1900-1989
CRESWELL, MARSHALL, SMITH
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/2/2016 at 11:46:28
Services Held Tuesday For Roy Creswell
Roy Creswell, of Dike, passed away early Sunday morning, January 22, at the Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls. He attained the age of 88 years, 10 months, and 14 days.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, at the United Methodist Church, Dike. Dr. Gary L. Armstrong officiated the service.
Musical interludes were rendered by Mrs. Nathan Groote, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Casket bearers were Wayne Paige, Duane Habben, Mervin Andersen, John Gutknecht, John Creswell, and Leonard Vorba.
Ushers were Jack Heritage and John Volberding. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Clapp and Mr. and Mrs. Wally Smith were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery, Dike.
Roy T. Creswell was born March 8, 1900, on a farm south of Dike, in Grundy county. He was the son of Robert and Anna Marshall Creswell. He grew up on the farm until 1913, when the family moved to a farm east of Reinbeck. He graduated from the Reinbeck High School and also the business school in Waterloo.
On December 4, 1924, Roy and Flossie Smith were united in marriage at the First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. After their marriage, they farmed for 17 years in the Reinbeck and Dike areas. In 1942, they made their home in Dike where Roy was involved in custom farm work and trucking.
He was half owner of the Dike Phillips 66 station, retiring in 1961.
He loved to fish, and they had spent 23 summers in northern Minnesota.
He was a member of the Dike United Methodist Church since 1942.
Roy served several terms on the Dike City Council, and was formerly a member of the Dike Odd Fellows Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Will Creswell.
Roy is survived by his wife, Flossie; one daughter and son-in-law, Marlys and John Paige, Dike; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ralph Creswell, of rural Reinbeck.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Dike Funeral Chapel in Dike was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 January 1989, pg 12
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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