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Albright, William 1871-1938

ALBRIGHT, GOKEN, PIPPERT, MESSER, COLD, HOPFE, LANDGREBE

Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 7/30/2017 at 17:03:07

The Dysart (IA) Reporter
March 10, 1938

DEATH TAKES PIONEER WILL ALBRIGHT, 66, AFTER
LONG ILLNESS

Large Crowd Attends Funeral Service In
Evangelical Church Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Evangelical church for Will Albright, 66, who died Saturday morning at his home here. He had been a sufferer for several years with arthritis and pneumonia which developed last week, causing his death.

He was a true pioneer of his community and was ever interested in its welfare and betterment. Coming to a Benton county farm near Dysart at the age of three years from Lee county in Illinois with his widowed mother, he grew up there. He assisted his mother in maintaining a livelihood on the farm until he was married on March 4th, 1897 to Anne Goken. At that time he moved to a farm near Garrison where the family lived until moving to Dysart twenty years ago.

Survivors are his widow and three daughters, Mrs. R.L. (Etta) Pippert, Mrs. Elsie Messer, and Mrs. Mabel Messer; also one grandson, Keith Messer, all of Dysart. Three sisters, Mrs. Etta Cold, Alhambra, Ca., Mrs. Martha Hopfe, Hartley, Ia., Mrs. Martin Landgrebe, Dysart; and two brothers, Martin of Hartley, and John of Dysart, also survive. The latter is now in California, having gone there for the winter months.

Rev. F.W. Wendland, pastor of the First Evangelical church, had charge of the funeral rites. Music was furnished by a mixed quartet, Mrs. Robert Kullmer, Mrs. Roland Degner, Vern Seebach, and J.E. Haehlen, with Mrs. Carl Aschenbrenner at the piano. Interment was made at the family lot at the Dysart cemetery.

Casket bearers were Henry Miller, Peter Untiedt, Otto Schlapkohl, Pete Larsen, Lew Willer, and Art Myler.

Those here from a distance attending the rites were Martin Albright, Harry Hopfe, Miss Emma Hopfe, Hartley; Mrs. C. Eikner, Spencer; Arthur Hartman, Valley Springs; Mr. and Mrs. August Hartman, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Mrs. Albert Jaeger, Royal, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Moye, Reinbeck; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goken, and daughter Lulu, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Knupp and Mr. and Mrs. Lew Willer, Keystone; Charles Kaylor, Cedar Rapids.


 

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