WALD, Charles 1880-1945
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/8/2016 at 11:38:36
Charles Wald Was Found Dead In His Bed
Charles Wald was found dead in his bed in his home in the north part of Grundy Center Monday noon. He had been employed as a member of the state highway crew at Grundy Center. When he didn't come to work Monday, Harm Muhring, highway crew foreman, went to Wald's home to learn what was the matter. Arthur Hasbrouck, a neighbor, went with the highway foreman. They found Wald dead in his bed.
A doctor was called and County Coroner L. D. Coffman was notified. The doctor believed the man had been dead about twelve hours. That would have brought death about midnight. Art Hasbrouck visited with Wald in his home Sunday evening and he left there about 8:30. Wald looked and seemed to feel all right at the time. Neighbors saw a light in his window up to about 9:30. Death was due to heart failure. The coroner did not regard an inquest necessary.
Since the death of his sister, Mrs. Chase, last year, Charley Wald had been living alone in his home. He had been an employee of the state highway commission for twenty years.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock this afternoon at the Coffman funeral home. Rev. David Alexander will conduct the services. Burial will be by the side of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Wald in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Mr. Wald was 65 years old last October. He was born in Ogle county, Ill., Oct. 26th, 1880. Sixty years ago he came with other members of the family to Grundy county. The family spent their early years in the county on a farm southwest of Grundy Center. Later they moved to Grundy Center. Charles Wald never married.
Surviving are three brothers and one sister. The brothers are Will Wald from Estherville; Henry Wald, Waterloo; Clarence Wald, Lake Park. One sister, Mrs. George Meyer, lives in Cedar Rapids.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 December 1945, pg 1
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