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Harold Elk, 1898-1957

ELK, LARSEN, SCHRANTZ

Posted By: Erica Jacobsen
Date: 1/7/2016 at 08:56:42

Heart Attack Claims Life of Harold Elk, 59, Galva Funeral Services Held Mon., May 27

Funeral services for Harold Elk, 59, of Galva were held Monday, May 27, at 2 p.m. in the Galva Methodist church with the Rev. J. Scrivner and Rev. Roy Biesemeyer officiating. Interment was in the Galva cemetery.

Harold Elk died of a heart attack about 9:15 p.m. last Friday evening, May 24, while attending a soft ball game at the Galva high school diamond.
Born at Galva on May 9, 1898, he graduated from Galva high school. He attended the Palmer school of Chiropractic and Iowa State college. Elk practiced chiropractic for seven years at Sierra Madre, Calif., and the returned to Galva to care for his mother when she became ill.

He then edited the Galva Tribune and later returned to farming. Active in community and church affairs, Elk sponsored several girls soft ball teams and taught Sunday school over 20 years.
Elk served as district commissioner of the Ida county Soil Conservation District from 1949 to 1955. In 1953, he was named chairman of the district commissioners and served in that capacity for two years.

He was a member of Dibbern Post of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge of Schaller and Delta Chi fraternity at Ames.

Harold Elk was preceded in death by his father and mother, two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by sisters, Florence Larsen of Galva, Ethel Schrantz of Villa Park, Illinois, and a brother Clarence of Storm Lake, Iowa.

He was born in Galva, Iowa, May 9, 1898 and died of a heart attack at 9:15 May 24, 1957 while attending a ball game.


 

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