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Leo Iven Prusia (1896-1970)


Posted By: Eileen Reed
Date: 7/29/2021 at 17:57:01

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Kastler-Babcock Funeral Home in Eagle Grove in charge of Rev. Lyle Bartlett of Fort Dodge, formerly of Goldfield officiating.

Mr. Prusia was a native of Pender, Neb. and was a brother of Mrs. Ethan Thomas of Goldfield. He had worked for some years on farms in the area until ill health forced him to retire.


Leo Ivan [Iven] Prusia was born on November 30, 1895 [1896], at Pender, Nebr., the son of Caleb and Mary Shafer Prusia.

He attended school in Pender. He began his working years in a livery barn in Pender, moved to Minnesota in 1915 with his family, and lived there 15 years before moving to Goldfield.

Since coming to Goldfield, he had worked as a farm hand for a number of local farmers. He continued this work until 13 years ago, when he suffered a severe heart attack. Since that time, he had been unable to work.

He became ill on Thursday, and was transferred to the Clarion Hospital, then on to the University Hospital at Iowa City, where he died Friday morning, Feb. 27. At the time of his death, he was 73 years, 2 months, and 27 days of age.

Mr. Prusia had never married, his only immediate survivor is his sister, Nettie, Mrs. Ethan Thomas of Goldfield.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles, and a sister, Emma Faye.

He was a member of the Nazarene Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 1970, at the Kastler-Babcock Funeral Home, with Rev. Lyle H. Bartlett of Fort Dodge officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery at Goldfield.

The Eagle Grove Eagle
Eagle Grove, Iowa
Thursday, March 5, 1970

[Transcriber’s Note: Transcribed as published. Leo Iven Prusia, Birth Date: 30 Nov 1896, Birth Place: Nebraska, per his U.S., World War I Draft Registration Card. 1917-1918, Signature of Registrant: Leo Iven Prusia. Gravestone Inscription: Leo I. Prusia 1896-1970]


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