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CARNES, Winfield C. 1891-1953


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 6/10/2013 at 02:08:32

[Ida County Pioneer Record, Thursday, January 29, 1953, Ida Grove, Iowa]

Winfield C. Carnes, son of Sherman and Evangeline Cope Carnes, was born in Battle Creek, Iowa, February 11, 1891, and he passed away at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kennedy in Long Beach, Calif., at 1 p. m. on Tuesday, January 20, 1953 at the age of 61 years, 11 months and 9 days.

Mr. Carnes became ill in 1940, but good medical care enabled him to continue working until about a month ago when serious complications developed. During the last month of his life he was tenderly cared for by his daughter, Joan, in whose home he passed away. His daughter, Donna Johnson, was also with him at the time of his death. Mrs. Olga Carnes, Doris Erickson and Clarkson Carnes, all of Holstein were on the way to his bedside, but he passed away before they arrived.

Mr. Carnes was educated in the Ida Grove Public School. He started to work with the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad when he was 15 years of age, and he served the Holstein community as depot agent for 20 years.

While he was at Schleswig, la., he met Olga Schroeder. They were married on March 13, 1913. Six children were born to this union. One son, Harrison, died in infancy.

Surviving are his widow, two sons Douglas of Northwood, Iowa, and Clarkson of Holstein; and three daughters: Joan, now Mrs, Tom Kennedy of Long Beach, Calif., Donna, now Mrs. Denver Johnson of Mesa, Ariz., and Doris, now Mrs. William Erickson, Jr., of Holstein.

Those who attended him during his last illness tell us he found much satisfaction remembering and reminiscing about the years he had spent in Holstein.

Funeral services were held in the Chapel of the Hunter Mortuary in Long Beach, California at 4 o'clock on Wednesday, January 21. Additional services were conducted in the Hansen Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, January 26 by the Rev. Forrest E. Flowers. Mrs. R. L. Bircher sang "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross" with Mrs Herbert Knuth at the piano. Interment was in the Holstein Cemetery.


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