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WALBAUM, Fred 1915-1983


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/2/2016 at 12:32:55

Fred Walbaum Dies From Heart Failure

Fred Walbaum passed away at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center in Grundy Center from heart failure.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center. Rev. Kermit Rye officiated.

Mrs. Kermit Rye sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art." She was accompanied by Mrs. Raymond Appel, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were Harlyn Riekena, Kempton Walbaum, Lloyd Dreesman, Larry Riekena, Jerold Walbaum and Archie Copeman.

Ushers were Harold Voss and Clarence Voss. Mrs. Art Flater and Mrs. Vernon Reinicke were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center. Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal service for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mr. Walbaum was born February 5, 1915 in Grundy Center, the son of John and Johanna Beenken Walbaum. He grew up in Grundy Center.

On November 25, 1938 he was united in marriage to Diane Riekena at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Following their marriage they farmed northeast of Grundy Center and while farming he also worked for the REC, Grundy Center Post Office, D&B Farm Store and the Western Dressing Plant. In 1976, he retired and they moved and made their home in Grundy Center. He suffered his first heart attack in December of 1982. In January of 1983 he became a resident of the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center, Grundy Center. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church, Grundy Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

He is survived by two children, Mrs. Jack (Jackie) Samo, RR2, Grundy Center, and Eldon of Dows; two brothers, Lou of Marshalltown and John of Grundy Center; and four grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 March 1983, pg 3


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