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CRETIN, Doris 1927-1970


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/28/2017 at 08:09:39

Mrs. John Cretin Dies At Age 42

Mrs. John (Doris) Cretin, 42, passed away at the Eldora Community hospital Wednesday afternoon, August 19, following a lingering illness. The Cretin family lived on a farm in Melrose township north of the Ida Miller roadside park for several years until this last May 31 when they moved to 1205 S. 12th Ave., Marshalltown.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning, August 22, at the Ivester Church of the Brethren. Rev. Charles Albin and Rev. John Ditmars were in charge. Burial was in the Sheller cemetery.

Casket bearers were John Murdock, Jr., Donald Kopsa, Charles Sheller, Phillip Prosser, Marlyn Peters and John Krull. Russell Kruse sang "How Great Thou Art" and "God Understands." Mrs. Karen Cakerice was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Donald Kopsa and Mrs. Charles Sheller.

Mrs. Cretin was born August 20, 1927, at State Center, the daughter of Clarence and Esther Probst Wyatt. She received her education in State Center and graduated from the St. Anthony high school in 1945. She was married to John Cretin March 14, 1948, at the Little Brown Church at Nashua. They made their home on the farm nine miles east of Eldora until moving to Marshalltown in May.

Mrs. Cretin was employed at the Marshall Printing Company in Marshalltown up to the time of her illness. She had bowled in Grundy Center for the past five years with the Grundy Food Market team. She was a member of the Ivester Church.

Surviving are her widower, seven children, John Jr. and Robert Cretin of Marshalltown, Richard of Fort Bliss, Texas, Charles, Cathy, Jerry and William at home, her mother, Mrs. Esther Wyatt of St. Anthony, one grandson, a brother, Dale Wyatt of Marshalltown and three sisters, Mrs. O. C. (Irene) Coleman, Marshalltown; Mrs. Gordon (Joan) Paul of Champaign, Ill.; and Mrs. Betty Shelton of Mason City.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 August 1970, pg 3


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