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WILHELM, Charles 1870-1938


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/11/2016 at 12:47:09

Charles Wilhelm Dead; Resided In County 68 Years

Charles W. Wilhelm, who had resided in Grundy county continually, died at his home in Grundy Center Sunday morning following an illness of a few months from heart trouble and dropsy. Had he lived until the 26th of this month he would have been 68 years old.

Mr. Wilhelm was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wilhelm. He was born in Lee county, Ill. When he was 2 years old he came with his folks to Grundy county and they established a home on the farm six miles southwest of Grundy where Franz Hartman and family now live.

Mr. Wilhelm and Edith DesMarias were married just 43 years before Mr. Wilhelm's death. They made their home on a farm a short distance northeast of Grundy Center until 30 years ago when they moved to town. Mr. Wilhelm engaged in truck farming after the family moved to Grundy Center and kept himself occupied with that work during the remainder of his active life.

Surviving are the widow, one brother Harry from Reinbeck and one sister, Mrs. David Boyd from Charles City.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Bird, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.

Among those from out of the county who attended the funeral services were Mrs. Allie Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crawford and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Courtright, all of Dixon, Ill., Mrs. Dave Boyd and sons James and Dwane and Mrs. Fred Kerstetter, Charles City; Will Davidson, Floyd, Iowa; Norman Boyd, Mrs. Ted Boyd, Mrs. Ann Clark and Mrs. Mary Hauser of Liscomb; Miss Varina DesMarias, Iowa City; Mr. and Mrs. George Cowie, Misses Alice and Martha Cowie, Cedar Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Amburn, Waterloo.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 November 1938, pg 10


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