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Herman Screeden Family

SCREEDEN, UMLAND, KENT, KOETTING

Posted By: Bill Schreeden
Date: 3/7/2007 at 09:57:14

Herman Screeden Family

My father was born and reared near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, with a degree in Dairy Husbandry. He moved to Harris around 1912, and made butter and ice cream in the Harris Creamery, which was located on the west edge of town where John Crichton’s garage was later established. He met my mother, Maye Umland, and they were married January 1, 1914. They lived in Chinook, Montana, for about two years where my dad ran a creamery. They then returned to Harris, and lived on my grandfather’s farm west of town. My sister, Joyce, and I were born right there on that farm.

In 1922, my dad purchased the H. A. Wiemer farm machinery business and we moved into town. My dad also managed the Farmers’ Cooperative Shipping Association for many years.

Dad was very active in community affairs. He served on the school board, the town council, and belonged to the Harris Commercial Club.

Joyce and I went through the Harris school system. After graduation from high school, Joyce attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, and then worked in Des Moines. She later met and married Walter Kent. She has four children and eight grandchildren, and still lives in Des Moines.

After graduating from high school I attended the University of Iowa and graduated from there in 1941. I served four years as an officer in the army during World War II, and then returned to Des Moines. I met and married Dorothy Koetting of Ottumwa, Iowa, in 1951. We have three sons and two grandchildren. I am now retired, and we reside in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.
-by Bill Schreeden


 

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