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LOOF, John H. 1894-1918

LOOF

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/30/2016 at 08:59:14

Word has been received that the body of John Loof left New York on Wednesday morning. It is expected to arrive in Wellsburg Friday on the morning or the noon train.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 September 1921, pg 7

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Military Funeral At Wellsburg Sunday

The military funeral of John Loof, a member of the A.E.F. and a resident of Wellsburg, was held Sunday afternoon. The Ashing Post of the American Legion were in charge of the services, and Rev. Landseidel of the Christian Reformed Church officiated. Interment was made in the Wellsburg cemetery.

John Loof was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Loof, of Wellsburg. His father died some time ago, but his mother is still living. He enlisted on July 22, 1917 and was sent to Camp Pike, where he was in training for a short time. He went across with the 33rd Division and saw active service until his death on the night before the Armistice was signed. His body reached Wellsburg September 2.

--Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 September 1921, pg 4

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The funeral of John Loof, the one local resident who was killed on the field of action during the world war, was held last Sunday. A very large number of people were here for the ceremonies, which included two services, one at the house, conducted in the German language for the older friends of the departed lad and his mother, Mrs. Henry Loof, and the full military funeral, under the auspices of the American Legion, comrades of John Loof, who conducted the body with full military honors, to the Reformed church, headed by the Wellsburg band, where Rev. Wm. Landsiedel, pastor of the church, preached in the American language an impressive sermon. At the grave, the full military ritual was observed, including the last salute by the firing squad and the sounding of taps by the bugler of the detail. The remains were laid to rest in the Reformed church yard, along side the father of the dead soldier boy.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 September 1921, pg 7


 

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