LOLWING, Arthur W. 1897-1954
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/9/2016 at 08:34:46
Arthur Lolwing, Deputy Sheriff, Dies Suddenly
End Came Early Monday Morning From Heart Attack At His Home In Wellsburg
Arthur W. Lolwing died suddenly at his home in Wellsburg Monday morning, following a heart attack. He was asleep in his bed when his wife got up between five and six o'clock in the morning. She returned to their bedroom about an hour later to call him when he appeared to be dead. A customer in the Lolwing place of business at the time was called. He thought he detected a slight pulse murmur. A doctor was sent for at once but death had come before he arrived. He had apparently been well the day before and he and his family had enjoyed a ride together Sunday afternoon. He had felt some heart disturbance a number of times in previous years but they were very slight and they gave him nor his family any cause for alarm.
Death came to Art Lolwing on his birthday. He was 57 years old on Monday. He was born May 24, 1897 in Williams, Iowa. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lolwing. He grew up and attended school in Marshall county. On October 3, 1921 he and Ann Cavanaugh were married at Blessing, Iowa. A number of years later they moved to Grundy Center.
Mr. Lolwing served in the sheriffs office in Grundy county about twenty years. His first service was when M. G. Mamminga was sheriff when he was appointed a special deputy. He has been Sheriff John Meyer's deputy almost continually from the first term to which the present sheriff was elected in 1941. He retired from the deputy sheriff's duties while he was serving under M. G. Mamminga when he and his wife took over the ownership and management of the Grundy Cafe. A few years later they sold the cafe and six and a half years ago they moved to Wellsburg where they have since operated a cafe. During that time Mr. Lolwing continued to serve as deputy sheriff. He drove back and forth daily from Wellsburg.
Was An Efficient Public Official
Art Lolwing was a good public officer. He never shirked any of the responsibilities of his office and his relationship with other county officials was always of the best.
Mr. Lolwing is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. The sons are Joe, Milwaukee and Gerald, who is in the U.S. Navy. He was on board ship the USS Bradford serving in the Pacific. He was on the water at the time of his father's death but with the help of the Red Cross he was located, brought back to shore and took a place home to be here in time for the funeral service. The two daughters are, Betty, Mrs. Russell Thoren, Grundy Center and Mary, Mrs. Dennis Harrenstein, Wellsburg. Other survivors are two brothers, Herman and Alfred, Marshalltown and one sister, Mrs. John Wood, Marshalltown. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Funeral Services Friday
The body has been at the Ferree Funeral chapel in Grundy Center. Rosary service will be at the chapel at 7:30 Thursday evening. Services will be in Sacred Heart Catholic church in Grundy Center at 9:30 Friday morning. The services will be conducted by Rev. Fr. J. A. Kress. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery, Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 May 1954, pg 1, 6
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