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DRAPER, Ernest 1897-1979


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/27/2019 at 14:06:32

Ernest Draper Died At His Ivester Farm

Ernest Draper of Eldora, a life-long farmer in Grundy County, Iowa, died of a heart attack last Wednesday, August 1, 1979, while working in the sweet corn field at his farm near Ivester. He had been helping with church roof repairs only the day before and seemed in good health.

Services were held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in the Ivester Church of the Brethren of which he was a deacon. Burial was in the Sheller cemetery. Pastor Claassen officiated. A lunch was served to relatives and friends at the church following the committal service.

Mrs. Howard Cakerice was the soloist and Mrs. Charles Kruse was the organist. Pallbearers were Glen Draper, Lee Hogle, Verne Smith, August Ascher Jr., Paul Schwarck, and Howard Sheller. Mrs. Howard Sheller and Mrs. John Large were in charge of the flower arrangements.

Ernest was born September 30, 1897 to Fred J. and Lillie Miller Draper and attended schools in Melrose township. On June 3, 1926, he was united in marriage to Beatrice Albright. They recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. He farmed actively over 50 years; however he and his wife have lived in Eldora since 1955. He was also self-employed as a carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; two sons, Manly and his wife Irene of Oregon, Wisconsin, and Lloyd and his wife Arlene of Grundy Center; two daughters, Colleen Jones and her husband Thad of Perryton, Texas, and Eleanor Hubbard and her husband Dennis of Boulder, Colorado. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren; two sisters, Cynthia Hogle of Eldora and Lillian Emmons of Clinton; and one brother, Fred Draper Jr. of Eldora. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.

Andrle and Creps Funeral Home of Eldora was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 August 1979, pg 14


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