GOHNER, Ernest J. 1883-1948
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/2/2019 at 17:05:31
E. J. Gohner Dies At Hospital
E. J. Gohner, a lifelong resident of Grundy county, died at Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown last Thursday. He had been a patient at the hospital three weeks and three days. Cancer of the stomach was the cause of his death. He had been in failing health only a few months. He was 64 years old on the 31st of last August.
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gohner, early residents of west Grundy. He was born on a Melrose township farm. He grew up there and attended school near his home. His mother died when he was but 6 days old. He was taken into the home of his uncle following his mother's death and later into the home of his cousin, Mrs. Mary Turner.
On April 5th, 1905, he was united in marriage to Miss Susie Luitjens of Melrose township. To them were born two sons, Harry L. and Eldon E., both of Grundy Center, who with his wife survive him. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Harry Paine and Janet Gohner and one great-granddaughter, all of Des Moines; two brothers, Lou Gohner of Conrad and Frank Gohner of Eldora; two sisters, Mrs. Owen Kauffman of Whitten and Mrs. Amos Underwood of Twin Springs, Idaho; two half-sisters, Mrs. Harold Moore and Mrs. Ray Stover of Whitten. Also two foster sisters, Mrs. Irvin Cakerice of Eldora and Mrs. Alva Miller of San Diego, Calif., and a foster brother, Dan L. Turner of Marshalltown, and many friends. One brother, Chas. Gohner, preceded him in death.
Since his youth he was a faithful member of the Ivester Church of the Brethren. He was a kind husband, father and brother and served his community untiringly for many years. He lived his life well and will be greatly missed by a host of relatives and friends who are better because he lived among them.
Funeral Services Sunday
Funeral services were held at the Ivester church last Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by the resident pastor, Rev. Howard Keim, Jr., assisted by Rev. E. L. Murray of Iowa River church. Burial was in the Sheller cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 February 1948, pg 8
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