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BRASTED, Oran 1890-1979


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/18/2016 at 12:47:21

Oran Brasted Services Held

Oran Brasted, 89, died Friday, March 23, 1979 at 12:56 a.m. at the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center in Grundy Center.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the First Presbyterian church with Rev. Glenn R. Dieken officiating. Merle Mamminga sang "How Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross". He was accompanied by Mrs. G. R. Dieken, who also played selected prelude and postlude organ numbers.

Casket bearers were Elmer Newton, Paul Rouse, Dr. Andrew Hagen, Harold Lynch, Dave Pike and Dean Wiarda. Ushers were Floyd Rouse and George Hauser. Mrs. Chas. Rhoads Jr. and Mrs. Don Lage were floral attendants. Interment was in Fairview cemetery, Grundy Center. Following the committal service friends and relatives returned to the church for fellowship and lunch.

Oran was born January 1, 1890 in Grundy Center, Iowa, the son of George and Abigaile Stafford Brasted. He graduated from the Grundy Center high school in 1908, and then taught in the rural schools near Grundy center. In 1913 Oran graduated from Iowa State University at Ames. After graduation he farmed in the Grundy Center area. He was married to Arvilla Morrison in Grundy center in 1916. She died in 1919 during childbirth. Oran was City Assessor for Grundy Center and served on the draft board during World War II. He was also an officer and active in the First Presbyterian Church.

In 1955 Oran and Helen Weinland Newell were united in marriage at Clinton, Iowa. They moved to East Lansing, Mich. in 1955 where he was engaged in various businesses for several years. On August 14, 1976 the Brasted's returned to Grundy Center and he became a resident at Beverly Manor. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, First Presbyterian church and High's 12 Masonic organization in Lansing, Mich.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, one daughter, Mrs. Dean (Arvilla) Ralston of Redmond, Wash., one stepson, Harold Newell of Ames, two grandchildren, one great-grandson, four step-grandchildren and one brother Dea Brasted of Phoenix, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.

Arrangements were made by the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 March 1979, pg 6


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