Hodapp, Rachel C. (Died 1955)
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 2/15/2012 at 13:18:56
16 Mar 1955, LeMars Sentinel
"The Merrill Sentinel" page:
MANY ATTEND RITES FOR MRS. HODAPP, WIFE OF FORMER MAYOR HERE
Casket bearers for the Mrs. Rachel Hodapp, 95, funeral held Thursday, March 10, were her five grandsons: Jimmy Hodapp, of Chicago; Eugene Hodapp, of Oyens; Richard Hodapp, Merrill; Carl Kohler, Remsen; Norman Hanson, Alton; and one great-grandson, Gerald Seggerman, of Sioux City.
Others from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hanson and son, Norman, Alton; Mrs. Rudy Schielzelt and daughter, Thelma, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mertes, Mrs. Herman Seggerman, Mrs. Shafel Cory and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Martin, all of Sioux City; Mrs. Anna Anderson, of Little Sioux, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilhelma and Mr. and Mrs. Owen Kelly, of Storm Lake; and Mrs. Marie Jahn, of LeMars.
Mrs. Hodapp's husband, Charles Hodapp, was mayor of Merrill many years ago.
LeMars Sentinel, March 23, 1955
2 DEATHS IN HODAPP FAMILY THIS MONTH
Twice this month death has hit relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hodapp. March 7, his mother, Mrs. Rachel Hodapp, 95, who had made her home with them for many years, died, and March 15, their grandson, Ronald Allen Hodapp, six-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hodapp of Oyens, expired. He left besides his parents, a brother, Dennis, and four grandparents. Both funerals were held in the Assumption Catholic church here, with Rev. Lloyd Carel saying the Mass and the burial in Calvary cemetery in LeMars.
FAMILY NOTE: The infant Ronald Hodapp was buried "in the arms of his great grandmother, Rachel Hodapp." Her grave was opened and little Ronald's casket was lowered down on top of hers. They are both buried in the same grave at Calvary Cemetery, LeMars, Iowa.
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