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KOOBS, William 1897-1981


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/18/2016 at 14:20:08

Services Held Monday for William Koobs

William Koobs, age 83, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1981 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 4, 1981 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Grundy Center with the Rev. Theodore Ertle officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Strickler sang "In The Sweet By and By" and "In the Garden." They were accompanied by Mrs. David Perry who also played selected numbers of the prelude and postlude.

Grandsons of Mr. Koobs served as casketbearers, Douglas Sietsema, Kendall Strehle, Timothy Grimsley, Gail Koobs, Gene Grimsley, Keith Koobs, Richard Koobs, Mark Grimsley and Louis Hartke, Jr. Ushers were Marvin Steinmeyer and Harvey Mackie. Mrs. Harold E. Wilson and Mrs. Dale Bee were in charge of floral arrangements. Those who drove cars were Dale Bee, Wayne Ralston, Floyd Rouse, Harold Wilson, Joe D. Ross, and Bruce Brockway. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Grundy Center.

Relatives were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

William was born on December 26, 1897 at Grundy Center, Iowa, the son of Wilhelm and Anna Moorhaus Koobs. He attended the Grundy Center schools and served in WWI from 1917 to 1918. He was united in marriage to Clarice Hasbrouck on October 25, 1923. They were engaged in farming near Cedar Falls and moved to a farm near Grundy Center in 1929, where he started his prominent Brown Swiss dairy heard. He was organizer and president of the Grundy County Artificial Breeders' Association and served as president of the Grundy County Dairy Herd Improvement Association, he served as Grundy County Weed Commissioner, Past President of the Iowa State Weed Commissioners Association, and worked for ASC as a fieldman.

Following the death of his first wife, who passed away on November 18, 1968, he was married to Edna Gunnarson on March 25, 1970. He was a Charter Member of the Grundy Center Legion Post #349, member of the First Baptist Church, served as a Deacon, and was active in the Grundy County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Edna; three sons, Claire of Grundy Center, Roger of Wayzata, Minn., and Jack, of Raleigh, North Carolina; three daughters, Mrs. Lester (Patti) Wood of Arlington, VA, Mrs. Phil (Margaret) Strehle of Clinton, IA, and Mrs. Leonard (Alice) Grimsley of Harlan, IA; one step-daughter, Mrs. Louis (Junice) Hartke of Grundy Center; 22 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, and 18 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, one son, one daughter, two granddaughters, ten sisters and one brother.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 May 1981, pg 3


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