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JUNE, 1961



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  Transcriber's Note: Links to obituaries that I have on-site may be found at the bottom of this web page.



  Kenneth Wayne Kraus born October 20, 1935 in Waterloo, Ia. Kenneth had grade and high school in Waterloo. He was on the Student Council all four years of high school and was President of his class the last three years. He was school Photographer and graduated from high school in 1953 with a scholarship. Attended Loras College at Dubuque, Ia., for three yeaers, graduating in 1956. Married September 8, 1956 in a church wedding in Waterloo to Julia (Judy) Ann Connell born August 30, 1935 in Waterloo, daughter of Edward and Mercedes (Murphy) Connell. Judy attended school in Waterloo and was a graduate from Sacred Heart High School in June 1953. She attended Clarke College in Dubuque two years. She worked as receptionist for pediatricians, Dr. Hanson and Dr. Mitchell, until she was married.

They began life together in Dubuque, Ia. She worked at Stampfer's in Dubuque, in the hosiery department, while Kenny was in college. In August 1957 they went to California where Kenneth attended University of California at Berkeley, and taught chemistry in the college. He graduated and got his Doctor's Degree. In September 1960 they moved back to Dubuque where he teaches chemistry in Loras College.

Transcriber's Note: In 2003, Dr. Kraus was the recipient of Loras College's Distinguished Alumni Award. The Ken Kraus Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer Research Fund was established in his honor. Judy graduated from Loras College and became a special education teacher at the Dubuque Community Schools. Judy died at age 73 years December 21, 2008. She was interred at Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside, California. [Link to Judy's obituary at bottom of webpage.]

                Three children:

  Kevin Wayne Kraus  b. July 27, 1957   Waterloo, Ia.
  Kathryn Ann Kraus  b. July 23, 1959   Berkeley, Calif.
  Ellen Rochelle Kraus  b. Sept.   3, 1960   Waterloo, Ia.

 Transcriber's Note: Kevin married Barbara; they reside in Decorah, Iowa. Kathryn "Kathy" married Larry Lievens; they reside in Hillsdale, Illinois. Ellen married Brian Patch; they reside in Dubuque, Iowa. Kenneth and Judy were the parents of another son, Ed who married Judy; they reside in Marion, Iowa.


  Mary Ann Kraus born April 20, 1939 in Waterloo, Ia. Attended St. John's Grade School and Our Lady of Victory Academy High School, graduating in 1957. She attended Allen Memorial School of Nursing for one semester, then worked at St. Francis Hospital until September 1958. She attended Gate's Business College until February 1959. Worked part time at Walkers Shoe Store and later full time employement at Walkers, until the spring of 1960. Married in a church wedding June 22, 1959 to Vincent Albert Demuth born July 26, 1937 in Gilbertville, Ia., son of Bernard and Jeanette (Nye) Demuth. He went to Immaculate Conception Grade School in Gilbertville, and was graduated from the same High School in 1955. He also attended Gates Business College in Waterloo, Ia.

They live at 1130 Mitchell, St., Waterloo, Ia. Vince farms his father's farm near Gillberville and works nights at Rath Packing House.

                One child:

  David Wayne Demuth  b. Apr. 18, 1960   Waterloo, Ia.

  Transcriber's Note: David Wayne Demuth graduated from West High School in 1979 and received an Associate Degree in Farm Management from Hawkeye Tech. He married June 20, 1987 at Kieler, Wisconsin to Catherine "Cathy" Kaiser. They were the parents of a daughter Holly. David died at age 46 years February 6, 2007, Waterloo, Iowa. He was interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. [Link to David's obituary at bottom of webpage.]




(197)  Jerry Byran Andrew born April 15, 1937 Osceola Ia. Attended school in Grand River and graduated from Kellerton, Ia, High School in 1957 as salutatiorian.


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  Fifth Generation - continued


      Married September 1, 1959 in Des Moines, Ia., to Karen Joyce Van Orsdel born November 6, 1938 at Malvern, Ia., daughter of Eugene and Mabel (Coffee) Van Orsdel. Joyce, who has a twin sister, is a 1958 graduate of Lenox High School. She worked for Bell Telephone Co., in Des Moines, Ia., for two years. They live on the Joe Boord farm, recently purchased by his father and helps with the farm work.They are both Methodists. Transcriber's Note: Jerry and Joyce divorced. She married second Jim Hamilton. Joyce died at age 70 years on November 24, 2008, Paris, Texas. She was interred at Malvern Cemetery, Malvern, Mills County, Iowa. [Link to Joyce's obituary and photograph of her gravestone at bottom of webpage.]

                One child:

  Michael Wayne Andrew  b. Mar. 27, 1961   Mt. Ayr, Ia.

 Transcriber's Note: Michael Wayne "Mike" resides in Euless, Texas.


  Linda Lea Andrew born February 13, 1943 in Osceola, Ia. Married September 24, 1959 in Leon, Ia., to William (Bill) Grant Boyd born September 21, 1940 in Leon, Ia., son of James and Beatrice (Hollybee) Boyd. Linda attended Kellerton, Ia., School and is completing her high school in short courses. He, a 1959 graduate of Leon High School, worked at Foremen & Clark in Des Moines, Ia. She appeared on TV at K.R.N.T. as Turkey Princess of the National Turkey Convention held in Des Moines, Ia., in 1959. He works on the turkey farm.

They live on her father's farm on the seven mile road south of Grand River. She is a Methodist and he a Baptist.

Transcriber's Note: In 1974 Linda and Bill moved the family to Missouri on the JC Penney Farm outside of Jameson, Missouri renaming the property to Landmark Farms. Due to Bill's health problems, he and Linda retired from farming and in 2013 moved to Gallatin, Missouri. Bill died at age 76 years on March 6, 2017, Gallatin. Interment was made at Lewisburg Cemetery near Humeston, Wayne County, Iowa. [Link to Bill's obituary at bottom of webpage.]

                One child:

  Bea Ann Boyd  b. Dec. 6, 1960   Mt. Ayr, Ia.

 Transcriber's Notes: Bea married Jody Ledgerwood; they reside at Blythdale, Missouri.
Linda and Bill became the parents of three more children:
Tina Marcia who married Kurt Esbeck, they reside at Gallatin, Missouri; Weston "Sam" Klyne; and James Wade "Jim" who married Terri, they reside at Gallatin, Missouri.

Weston Klyne "Sam" Boyd was born February 20, 1964 at Mount Ayr, Iowa. He graduated from Gilman City High School in 1981. Sam married Cindy Gutshall in Gilman City August 12, 1983 and they became the parents of three daughters: Whitney, Carly and Sami. Sam died at age 54 years on May 24, 2017. [Link to Sam's obituary at bottom of webpage.]


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  • Karen "Joyce" (Van Orsdel) Andrew Hamilton's obituary    Her gravestone

  • Weston Klyne "Sam: Boyd's obituary

  • William Grant "Bill" Boyd's obituary

  • David Wayne Demuth's obituary

  • Julia "Judy" (Connell) Kraus's obituary

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    Submission by Ken Baker, January of 2018