DOAK, John P. 1866-1938
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Date: 4/28/2017 at 16:45:19
J. P. Doak Dies At Hospital Following Paralytic Stroke
Had Been A Resident Of This County For 66 Years; Native Of Hardin County
J. P. Doak died at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon following a paralytic stroke Wednesday evening. Mr. Doak was standing in front of the Gamble store in Grundy Center when his right side was stricken. He crumpled to the sidewalk. He was carried into the back part of the store where a doctor came immediately to make an examination. He advised hospital care at once and he was taken to Marshalltown shortly thereafter. Mr. Doak had been at the hospital previously for treatment. In late months he seemed to improve and he expressed himself as feeling fine a short time before he was stricken. He was 72 years old.
Mr. Doak resided in Hardin and Grundy county all of his life. He was born in Hardin county and came to Grundy when he was ten years old. The active part of his life was spent on the farm.
Funeral services were held at the Ivester church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon and there was a large attendance. Owing to the absence of the local pastor, Rev. Earl M. Frantz, Rev. A. P. Blough of Waterloo officiated at the service. Burial was in the Ivester cemetery.
Pallbearers were George F. Schlue, Clyde Smith, Ira Rouse, R. F. Bockes, Harold Willoughby and Reed Trevillyan.
John Perry Doak was born in Hardin county, Iowa, Sept. 17, 1866. He moved with his parents to Shiloh township, Grundy county, in 1876. After his marriage to Seatta L. Frederick on Dec. 3, 1890, his home was in Melrose township until 1918 when they moved to Grundy Center where they lived until the death of his wife in 1927. He resided there for several years, going to and from the farms where his two children now live.
Since his sickness in 1934 his health had not permitted him to work and he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Velma Stambaugh, and granddaughter, who faithfully cared for him, with the aid of the son who lived near. He was taken to the Deaconess hospital Aug. 3rd and passed away Aug. 5th at 5 p.m.
He joined the Ivester Brethren church about the year 1900.
He leaves to mourn his passing, one daughter, Mrs. Velma Stambaugh; one son, Lynn F. Doak and eight grandchildren, all residing in Melrose township; one brother, E. O. Doak of South Dakota; two sisters, Grace Doak and Mrs. D. E. Stickler of Eldora. One sister and one brother preceded him in death.
Those from a distance at the funeral services were Mrs. D. E. Strickler, Eldora; Mrs. Tom Trathroe, Cedar Falls; Mrs. Henry Sedvert, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Schlue, Grinnell. E. O. Doak, the brother from South Dakota, was not able to come for the funeral because of ill health.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 August 1938, pg 1
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