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FEARER, Park H. 1873-1943


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/7/2016 at 08:03:36

Park H. Fearer Dies Sunday In Hospital

Park H. Fearer, a long time resident of Grundy county, died at the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown at 11:30 Sunday forenoon after a short illness. He was afflicted with diabetes. Six weeks ago one of his feet showed signs of infection. He was taken to the University hospital at Iowa City for care and treatment. He was sent home three weeks later and was assigned a diet to help check the disease. His condition took a turn for the worse and he was taken to the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown. The next day he entered into a diabetic coma and remained in that condition until the end came. He was 70 years old on January 2nd of this year.

The body was brought to the Coffman funeral home on Sunday and remained there until funeral services were concluded Tuesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. David Alexander, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial was by the side of his wife in the Grundy Center cemetery.

Mr. Fearer was actively engaged in farming and livestock raising in Grundy county for about 30 years. The largest portion of that time he farmed in partnership with his brother John. They operated on a large scale on the big Bailey farm in Lincoln township and for many years they were among the biggest and most successful livestock feeders in Grundy county.

A Native of Illinois
Park Fearer was born on a farm near Polo, Ill. He was the youngest son in a family of nine children. The early years of his life were spent on a farm in Illinois.

In 1896 he came to join his older brothers John and Lew, who had begun farming in Grundy county. During the early years of his residence here he worked for his brother John and later entered into partnership with him.

In 1902 Park Fearer and Miss Minnie Smith were married. The largest portion of their married life was spent on the Bailey farm. After leaving this farm he and his wife moved to the big farm southwest of Grundy Center owned by Mrs. Ray King. He operated that farm six years, after which he sold out and moved to Grundy Center. His wife died eleven years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Fearer had but one child, a son, who died in infancy.

Mr. Fearer had many friends. He was honest, trustworthy, a helpful neighbor and a good citizen.

Surviving are two brothers and one sister. The brothers are Lew of California and Charley of Colfax, Canada. Mrs. Emma Brooke, the one surviving sister, resides at Oregon, Ill. Other relatives are his niece, Mrs. Fred Schoenfeld, and his brother-in-law, Wilbur Smith of Grundy Center, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. John Fearer of Mt. Morris, Ill. Both Mrs. Fearer and Mrs. Brooke were able to be here to attend the funeral services.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 February 1943, pg 12


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