CASSEBARTH, Dick 1909-1946
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Date: 11/7/2016 at 18:09:08
Dick Cassebarth Dies At Independence
Herman "Dick" Cassebarth died at the hospital at Independence last Friday. He was taken sick on Wednesday with meningitis and was removed to the hospital. He would have been 37 years old next June.
The body was brought to the Engelkes funeral home in Grundy Center where funeral services were held Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. F. J. Langenberg. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Dick Cassebarth was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cassebarth. He was born at Dow City, June 28, 1909. He came to Grundy Center with his father in 1920 and remained here until 1936. In late years he made his headquarters in Independence. He had a room in the home of the Frank Hare family in Independence. Early in life he became a jockey and continued in that work every year during the racing season.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 January 1946, pg 7
Obituary Dick Cassebarth
Dick Cassebarth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cassebarth of Grundy Center. He reached the age of 36 years, 7 months and 20 days. He was well known by many Grundy county people as the jockey. He worked around Grundy for a number of years on farms. But Dick was always interested in horses, from boyhood up. So he took to training them in recent years. The last year he worked for Frank Hare, a famous racehorse man at Independence, Iowa. He was taught to ride horses when he was but a young man by Len Stuck of Grundy Center.
He leaves to mourn his death, his stepmother, Mrs. Herman Cassebarth; three full sisters: Mrs. Emma Frank of Charter Oak, Mrs. Freda Clarey and Mrs. Gusta Danielson of Denison, Ia.; five step-sisters, Gertrude Bottorff of Waterloo, Harriet Willemssen of Sibley, Mrs. Freda Kruse, Mrs. Minnie DeGroot and Mrs. Jennie Dammer, all of Worthington, Minn.; five step-brothers, Frank Meyeraan of Hubbard, Fred Meyeraan of Grundy Center, Bill and Carl of Waterloo, and George of Worthington, Minn. His father, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 January 1946, pg 11
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