CANFIELD, Lewis B. 1888-1963
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Date: 11/15/2016 at 15:24:35
L. B. Canfield Dies Suddenly In His Bed Friday Night
Lewis B. Canfield, long-time resident of Grundy county, passed away at his home in Grundy Center on the evening of Friday, June 14, 1963.
Mr. Canfield, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Manly G. Canfield, was born Sept. 15, 1888 on a farm near Reinbeck. At the age of five the family moved to Grundy Center where he attended school and graduated from high school in 1907.
On August 6, 1912, Mr. Canfield married Pearl A. Jackson of Perry and established residence in Grundy Center.
The Canfield family home was maintained in Grundy county for a continuous period of 51 years, all spent in Grundy Center except for the years of 1922 to 1931 which were spent in Conrad.
He was in partnership in a grocery store with his brother George and later was employed as a relief telegrapher and station agent for the Rock Island Lines. The past fifteen years he was a clerk in Ehlers Drug store where he was employed at the time of his death.
Mr. Canfield was a member of the Methodist church for 52 years where he served on the official board and participated in numerous church activities. He was a 45 years member of A.F. and A.M. Lodge and had been active in O.E.S.
He is survived by his widow; three sons, Kenneth M., Cedar Rapids, CWO Keith P., USAF, Lincoln, Neb.; G. Dale, Dysart; a brother, George E., Grundy Center, Iowa; a sister, Mrs. O. L. Schwenn, Marshalltown, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and a brother.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church June 18, 1963 with Rev. E. E. Basye officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Jerald C. Walker, grandson-in-law of the late Mr. Canfield.
Pallbearers were John Ehlers, Glenn Cone, Ralph Ryder, Lyle Bokholt, Ted Penticoff, and L. C. Pike.
Soloist was Duane Hansberger, accompanied by Mrs. Laura Trevillyan. The flower committee was Mrs. Lloyd Freed and Mrs. Walter Fonken.
Masonic graveside services were conducted by Emerald Lodge 334.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 June 1963, sec 2, pg 1
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