Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: CARL JULIUS GRADERT
Submitted by Robin Pardus
Date submitted: May 7, 2011
Source of Obituary: “Oxford Leader”, Oxford, Iowa, Thursday, March 6, 1930, pg 1
SERVICES FOR CARL J. GRADERT HELD AT McGOVERN HOME --- Funeral services for Carl Julius Gradert, 65 years old, formerly of Wilton Junction were held Tuesday afternoon at the McGovern funeral home at Iowa City. Burial was made at Wilton Junction. Mr. Gradert had been dancing at the Moose dance hall Saturday evening, when he suddenly had a heart attack and dropped dead. He is survived b y one son, H. H. Gradert of Wilton Junction; two daughters, Mrs, Clarence Barnes of Iowa City with whom he had made his home recenty, and Mrs. John Evans of Williamsburg; and four grandchildren.


Name: MRS. JULIUS GRADERT
Submitted by Robin Pardus
Date submitted: May 7, 2011
Source of Obituary: Newspaper Unknown.
MRS. GRADERT DIES IN WILTON - Paralytic Attack Fatal to "Well Known Resident of That Town. --- Wilton. Ia. - Mrs Julius Gradert, aged ?0 years, a native of Germany but for nearly 30 years a resident of this neighborhood, died at 10 o'clock Thursday morning in her home. She was stricken with paralysis Wednesday afternoon and her husband found her lying on the floor of their home when he return in the evening. She never regained consciousness, Mrs. Gradert, who was formerly Mrs. Kate ??. was born March 21, 1875, in Germany and came to this country with her parents, Mr and Mrs. Ernest ?? in I889. Her marriage to Mr. Gradert occurred April 17, 1897. Beside the husband she leaves two daughters. Mrs. Olga Barnes of Iowa City and Ella at home. and a son Hulbert. at home: three brothers, Henry and Adolph of Wilton and Louis at Muscatine, and a half-brother, Henry Slender, Lyon City. Funeral services will be held at 2.o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Wilton church with the Rev. T. V. __??__ in charge Burial will be in Oakdale cemetery.
------"The Davenport Democrat and Leader”, Davenport, Iowa, Monday, August 31, 1925, pg 2 ------
Wilton, Ia.- Aug. :21- Funeral services for the late Mrs. Julius Gradert of this city who died Thursday morning were held at 2:o'clock Saturday afternoon from Zion Lutheran church. The Rev. Paul Happel conducted the services at the church and at the grave in Oakdale cemetery. The pallbearers were Henry Jipp, Chalres Walker,..?...


Name: CLARENCE A. GRAEBNER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 1956 - 6 Mar)
Rites for Clarence A. GRAEBNER, 72, who died Thursday at the Lippelgoes Nursing Home, were conducted Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Everett I. Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, had charge. Serving as pallbearers were Sanford Schmalz, Ralph Strohm, William Slight, Donald Carlson, John Holliday and Howard Lange, all members of the Elks lodge. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JOHN GRAEBNER, SR.
Submitted by: Norma and Denise
Date Submitted: Thursday, March 30, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 6, 1900, page 1
JOHN GRAEBNER, SR.------The last rites and ceremonies were solemnly performed this afternoon at the German Lutheran church, over the remains of John Graebner, Sr., who passed from this life Wednesday morning, April 4th. The Mechanic's Aid Siciety attended the body to pay a last tribute to their deceased member, and the Mechanic's band furnished suitable music of the occasion. Many friends attended the ceremonies which were conducted by Rev. Meyer. Interment was made in the city cemetery. The testimony of so many friends to their respect and honor for the deceased, will be some little solace to the bereaved family.


Name: JOHN EDWARD GRAEBNER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: November 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, wednesday, May 21, 1930, page 5
Obituary---John Edward Graebner----John Edward Graebner, 48, died at his room in the Y. M. C. A. here at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, following a long illness with pulmonary complications. Death followed a year's illness. Mr. Graebner was born in Muscatine, Jan. 19, 1882, making Muscatine his home all his life. He married Jeanette Nolan, Nov. 12, 1911. He had been a motor-man on the C. D. & M. railway for 20 years prior to his illness. He was a member of the Moose lodge. Surviving are his widow; his father, John Graebner, of this city; two brothers, Albert and Elmer, both of Muscatine. The body was taken to the Hoffman Funeral Home and will remain there for services, which will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with the Rev. Benjamin F. Schwartz, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church in charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: OTTO GRAESSLE
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: August 31, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, July 28, 1910
DEATH COMES TO INMATE OF HOME - DR. O. GRAESSLE PASSES AWAY AT LUTHERAN HOME. Old Age Was Cause of Death. - Funeral to Be Held From Institution on Burlington Road. --- Death claimed another of the occupants of the German Lutheran Orphan and old People's Home, this morning about 7 o'clock, when Dr. Otto Graessle passed away at that Institution. Old age was the cause of the death of Dr. Graessle who had been at the home for some time ailing and in a very feeble condition. --- Dr. Graessle was born in Germany. He practiced medicine at Des Moines. The funeral will be-held from home Friday afternoon. ---------------------Muscatine Journal July 29, 1910 ---------------- The funeral of the late. Dr. Otto Graessle, who passed away, at the German Lutheran Orphans' and Old People's Home, yesterday morning, was held this afternoon from, the home. Rev. John Reinsch conducted the funeral ceremony. Interment was made at the Home Cemetery. ----Submitters' Note: Grave marker at Lutheran Homes Cemetery names Dr. Carl L. Graessle.


Name: MRS. CHRISTIAN GRAFF
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: April 23, 2001 9:07 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 5, 1912
WELL KNOWN EAST END WOMAN PASSES AWAY-------- Mrs. Christian Graff died at home Sunday. Well known in local Lodge circles-was faithful member of the Methodist Church-------- Mrs. Christian Graff, a well known East Hill resident, died at her home on Washington street Sunday morning following a long siege of illness, death resulting from a complication of diseases. The deceased was a woman of splendid character, affiliating herself with the First Methodist church when a child, and was always a devout member. Her home life was one of happiness. The news of her death will be mourned by many in the city, and her demise comes as a severe blow to the members of the family. Catherine A. Light was born on the 16th day of July, 1862, at Lebanon, PA., and died at the age of 49 years, 6 months and 18 days. She moved to this city with her parents when but eight years of age, in 1869, residing here ever since. She was educated in the public schools of Muscatine. In the year of 1885 she was united in marriage to Christain Graff, of this city and three sisters[Typo?] and one happy union five children were born, four preceding their mother in death, leaving one daughter, Loretta, sorrowing. Her father, Jacob C. Light of this city, and three sisters and one brother, also survive. The latter are Mrs. James Burris of Davenport, the Misses Rose and Ida Light and John Light, all of this city. Mrs. Graff was a member of the Women's Relief Corps of this city. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence. Rev. L. M. Grigsby of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Members of the W. R. C. will have charge of the funeral services.


Name: ELIZABETH JANE GRAFF
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 20, 1928
ELIZABETH JANE GRAFF-------Elizabeth Jane Graff, 66, died suddenly at her home late Saturday night after a heart attack. Mrs. Graff was born at Columbus City, Iowa, September 18, 1861, the daughter of Charles Allburn and Susan Meads. She had resided in Muscatine for the past 25 years and prior to her residence here lived at North Liberty, Sioux City, and Columbus City, Iowa. She married Robert C. Graff at Columbus City, Aug. 17, 1879. She was a member of the United Brethren church. Surviving are her husband : four daughters, Mrs. Ray Stark, Mrs. Ella McBride, and Mrs. Schweitzer, all of this city, Mrs. William Cohn, of Davenport : two sons, Charles Graff of Davenport and Lester Graff of Muscatine; one brother, Walter Allburn of Sioux City; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Leidig and Mrs. Leona Edmoneson, both of Sioux City; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Stark, 100 Laurel street, at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Ira Hawley. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The Hoffman Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Name: MRS. AGNES MARTHA GRAHAM
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 8, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, January 7, 1911, page 2
MRS. GRAHAM DIES AT ADVANCED AGE---- SHE WAS A RESIDENT OF THIS CITY FOR HALF CENTURY---- Arrangements Not Completed for Funeral--- Only One Member of Family Survives------ Mrs. I. L. Graham, a resident of this city for half a century, passed away last night at 10 o'clock at her home, Iowa Avenue and Fifth street. During the last five years she had been afflicted with paralysi and complications. Funeral arrangements will be held either Monday or Tuesday by the Rev. A. S. Henderson, D. D., pastor of the First Congregational Church. Mrs. Graham was one of the best known and most highly esteemed residents of Muscatine. Cultured and refined, she had many admirers. She was a thorough Chtistian woman and was always, when able, an active worker in the church. Mrs. Graham had been practically helpless the last five years. She was stricken with paralysis and later fell at her home and broke the bone of one of her hips. She became improved somewhat after these misfortunes, but later received another stroke of paralysis, which affected her lower limbs. Mrs. Graham had lived in the house in which she died since 1869. Her maiden name was Agnes Martha Butler, and she was born in Cromwell, Conn., on August 19, 1831. She was reared at her birth place and lived there until she went to Mt. Holyoke seminary at South Hadley, Mass., in 1849. She continued her studies there until she was compelled to discontinue on account of illness. Her first marriage was to Dr. Roswell Bronson, at Oxford Conn., in 1852. After his death she was united in marriage with Dr. I. L. Graham, on December 11, 1861. To this union four children were born, two of them dying in infancy. Mary Graham and Edward L. Graham grew to maturity, the daughter becoming the wife of John A. Robbins. She died September 20, 1897, leaving two daughters, Agnes Robbins and Mary G. Robbins. The only surviving members of the family are Edward L. Graham, Agnes Robbins and Mary Graham Robbins, the two latter being the grandchildren of Mrs. I. L. Graham.


Name: VELMA GRAHAM
Submitted by:Sharon Cole Tutt
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:29 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, August 22, 1980
VELMA GRAHAM---- Velma Graham, 60, 1055 Climer Street, died this morning at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Gabriel Rivera will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday. A memorial has been established at the funeral home. Velma Graham was born February 26, 1920 in Muscatine, the daughter of John and Sinnie Beukenhorst Schwab. She was a life resident of the Muscatine area. Her first marriage to Robert Tutt took place December 2, 1939. She later married Charles Frederick Graham on September 3, 1949 in Iowa City. She was a member of the First Baptist church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher for over 25 years. Mrs. Graham had been employed by Muscatine General Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Charles Graham of Muscatine and Kenneth Tutt of Stuarts Draft, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. E. B. (Charlotte) McCracken of Beulah, CO.; Mrs. Karl Feller of Freeport, IL.; and Patricia Ann Scott of Snellville, GA.; seven grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Sinnie Schwab of Muscatine; one brother, John Schwab, Jr. of Yuma, AZ.; and one sister, Mrs. Vernon (Margaret) Walters of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her father and second husband.


Name: WILLIAM R. GRAHAM
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 18, 2008
Source: “Muscatine Journal and News – Tribune”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, February 26, 1932 pg 1
Funeral services for William R. Graham will be conducted Sunday afternoon at the First Presbyterian church by the Rev. J. B. Kendall, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Ira B. Hawley, pastor of the United Brethren church. Burial will be in High Prairie cemetery. --- Mr. Graham died Thursday at his home in Moscow township as a result of a paralytic stroke. He was born in Goshen township, March 24, 1858, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Graham. He had spent all his life in Muscatine county. He married Mary Vordermark in Muscatine, Nov. 30, 1892. --- Surviving are his widow; three children, Mrs. Esther Garrison, Muscatine; Ernest Graham, Evansville, Wis.; Irvin Graham. at home; three grandchildren; one brother, James Graham, Kimberly, Idaho; two sisters. Mrs. S. A. Judson. Muscatine; and Mrs. W. C. Kibble of Boise, Idaho.


Name: BENJAMIN GRANDY
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Tri-Weekly Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, IA., December 8, 1854
Died, in this county on the 6th inst., of lung fever, Benjamin Grandy.


Name: MARJORIE MAE GRAU
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 13, 2004, page 5A
Marjorie Grau---- URBANDALE, Iowa --- Marjorie Mae Grau, 86, a life long resident of Muscatine, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, Bickford Cottage, Urbandale. The Rev. Don Kinyon will officiate the services. Casket bearers are David Grau, Brandon Guerra, Kent McDonald and Alan Risdal. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Grau was born Jan. 14, 1918, in Muscatine, the daughter of Fred H. and Della Stineman Bosten. She married Dr. David H. Grau Feb. 11, 1939, in Washington. He preceded her in death in 1977. She graduated from Muscatine High School in 1936. She was named president of the Iowa Osteopathic Auxiliary in 1961. She was with her husband in the Grau Osteopathic Hospital from 1939-48. They then moved to private practice at 503 Iowa Ave., where she was office manager, bookkeeper, nurse and full-time mom. Survivors include a son, Frederick C. Grau and wife Lorie of Grimes; four grandchildren, Kara Ellis of Roland, Amie Guerra and husband Brandon of Peoria, Ariz., David Grau and wife Suzy of Gilbert, Ariz., and Beth McDonald and husband Kent of Prole; seven great-grandchildren; and longtime friend and companion, Nancy Thayer of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, William P. "Bill" Grau in 1966; two sisters, Dorothy (Bosten) Kemper and Lucille (Bosten) Hoffman; and a brother, Ernest Bosten. ------Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: DARLENE HAZEL GRAY
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:05 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 11, 2005
Darlene Gray---- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Darlene Hazel Gray, 73, Muscatine, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at her home. The Rev. Hal Green will officiate the services. Casket bearers are her children Gary, Steven, David, Dan, Mark and Lauri. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial has been established for St. Jude's Children Hospital. Mrs. Gray was born April 4, 1932, in Iowa City, the daughter of William E. and Georgianna H. Dale Naber. She married Ernest E. Gray Feb. 7, 1948, in Washington. She was a member of St. Mathias Catholic Church and enjoyed reading, her dog, Grayboy, and was very devoted to her entire family and her friends. Survivors include five sons, Gary Gray and wife Kathy, Steven Gray and wife Karen, David Gray and wife Cindy, Dan Gray and wife Margaret and Mark Gray and wife Mary, all of Muscatine; a daughter, Lauri Griffin and husband Doug of Muscatine; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Drake and husband Charles of Muscatine; an aunt, Viola Billingsley of Muscatine; father-in-law, Louis Gray of Muscatine; and a sister-in-law, Lois Bevan of Sanford, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Michael; a brother, Cornelius Giessregen; a sister, Agnes Newcomb; and her mother-in-law, Bessie Gray. -----Submitters' Note: I'm not related.


Name: JESS GRAY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 1 May 1953)
Jess GRAY, 61, took his own life today at his home. Death was caused by a shot from a 22 caliber rifle. Sheriff Charles Anson, who was called the home four and a half miles north of Muscatine on highway 38 to make an investigation, said the body of the elderly man was found lying on a back porch.--- Neighbors recalled seeing Mr. GRAY earlier in the morning and one neighbor remembered the sound of a shot but said he made no investigation at the time as Mr. Gray was accustomed to using a rifle frequently on the place.--- The body was discovered by Leonard Gleaves, route 2, who was driving past the home when he observed the slumped figure on the back porch. --- Dr. I. H. Odell, county coroner, also was called to the farm. Acquaintances said Mr. GRAY had been in failing health for some time. Evidence indicated he had placed the weapon in his mouth before pulling the trigger.--- A long-time resident of Muscatine county, Mr. GRAY was the son of Hayden and Mary LEPPER-GRAY. The body was removed to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals where funeral arrangements are pending.


Name: TONY GRAY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Tony GRAY, 68, 309 West Seventh street, died Friday at the Laurel building, where he had gone to consult a doctor. Death was attributed to a hear ailment. --- Mr. GRAY was born Jan. 12, 1886, in Louisa county and had lived nearly all of his life in Muscatine. He was a retired button cutter. He married Mary MITTLANDER Feb. 26, 1906, in Muscatine.--- Surviving are the wife; a son, Maynard GRAY, Richmond, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl HAGIST, Muscatine; four brothers, W. O. GRAY, Los Angeles, R. A. GRAY, Burlington, P. A. GRAY, Cincinnati, Ohio; and C. B. GRAY, Muscatine; and three grandchildren. --- Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister. Services will be held at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals on Monday. -------------(written in pencil; April 5 - 54)--------- Funeral services for Tony GRAY were held at today in the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. The Rev. A. D. Steffenson, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Pallbearers were Everett Holmes, Richard Gray, Paul Reynolds, Clarence Ricketts, Earl Bidwell and Frank Schoenig. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ELIZABETH N. GREATHOUSE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 5 Nov 1953)
Mrs. Elizabeth N. GREATHOUSE, 77, of 406 West Second street, died today at Bellevue hospital. She was born Aug. 7, 1876 at Marysville, Mo. and had been a resident of this community for the past 40 years. She was the widow of the late J. N. GREATHOUSE, to whom she was married at Marysville, Mo. --- Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle CONKLING and Mrs. Vesta PLATT of Muscatine, Mrs. Gladys SCHMIDT, Wadena, Minn., and Mrs. Eva MARTIN of Richmond, Va., and one grandson, James C. SCHMIDT of Minneapolis, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter in infancy. The Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home is in charge of arrangements for services, which are pending. ------------ written in pencil; Nov 6, 1953) --- Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth N. GREATHOUSE will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home.---------- Saturday, Nov. 7, 1953 ---------- Rites for Mrs. Elizabeth M. GREATHOUSE were held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Dr. Joseph M. Kennedy, pastor of First Presbyterian church, was in charge. Flower attendants were Frances Aspergren, Rose Angel, Gertrude Sywassink and Portia Halling. Pallbearers included Maurice Reed, Dennis Christensen, Lennie Aspergren, John Kohl, Ronald Conkling and Walter Pilgram. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: META GREBING
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Funeral Card
META GREBING born April 2, 1808 (as written on card). Died November 3, 1998. Daughter of August and Helena DREWES-WICHERS. Married to Herbert GREBING on August 8, 1937. Services were held on November 6, 1998 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Reverands Robert Ahlstrom & Paul Ostrem conducted the service. Pall bearers were Joel WICHERS, John Schuld Jr., Richard Boldt, Richard Buster, Carl Tiecke and Don Stange. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: OTIS W. GREEN
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Services are planned Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for Otis W. GREEN, 66, former resident of Muscatine, who died Sunday at the Masonic home at Bettendorf, following an extended illness. The Rev. W. H. Kettlitz, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery with Masonic rites to be conducted at the graveside. ---- Mr. GREEN was born Feb. 27, 1891, near New Boston, Ill. He resided in Muscatine and vicinity until 1945, when he went to the Quint-Cities. His marriage to Leona GOSS took place at Muscatine. Prior to becoming ill he was employed as foreman at the International Harvester Co. --- Surviving are one son, Virgil O. GREEN, Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. Ted PHILLIPS, Independence, Mo.; one aunt, Mrs. Ray BEARD, New Boston; and two grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.


Name: MRS. M. GREENBLATT
Submitted by: Eleanor B. McCleary, for B'Nai Moses Jewish Cemetery
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 26, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 16, 1905
Death of Mrs. M. Greenblatt---- Was In The Country But One Week When Death Came---- Early Sunday morning the death of Mrs. M. Greenblatt occurred after an illness of short duration. She with her three sons, whose ages are eight, 10 and 11 years, came to this country from Russia but one week ago, to join their husband and father who has been here for four years. shortly after her arrival Mrs. Greenblatt became very ill and an operation was thought to be the only means by which her recovery could be made possible. She passed away after this last effort had been made to save her life. Her husband, Mr. Greenblatt, and her three sons who so recently met after four years separation and who had looked forward in the happy reuniting for which they had planned are experiencing an unexpected sorrow which has suddenly come into their lives. The remains of Mrs. Greenblatt were buried last evening in the Hebrew cemetery about six miles outside the city.


Name: BENJAMIN GREENE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 2-12-53)
Funeral services will be held Saturday at St. Mary’s church for Benjamin GREEN, 62, foreman at Henderson’s Garage who died Wednesday at Hershey hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. --- Mr. GREENE was born Sept. 7, 1890, at Lincoln, Ill., and had been a long-time resident of Muscatine. He was a member of St. Mary’s church and was affiliated with the Muscatine Elks lodge and the Moline Turners of Davenport. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Edward H. Bitzer Post No. 27, American Legion. ------------- (written in ink; 16 Feb 1952)------ Funeral services for Benjamin GREENE were conducted at 9 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s church with the Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder in charge. Pallbearers included Donald Seiler, Charles VanDyke, L. M. Orr, Ralph Meerdink, Danny Honts and William Hatfield. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery under the direction of the Ralph J. Wittich funeral Home.


Name: ESTELLA E. GREENE
Submitted by Lynn McCleary (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 28, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, December 23, 1971
Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Greene, 66, will be held Friday at St. Mathias church. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Greene died at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakwood Nursing Home following a long illness. She had resided at 103 E. 7th St. Born Jun 26, 1905, at Muscatine, she was the daughter of George and Josephine Kollman Lorber. The former Estella E. Lorber married Fred R. Greene, Aug. 14, 1924, at Muscatine. --- Survivors include her husband, Fred, two sons, Robert W., of Bloomington, Ind.,(Indiana) and Ronald F., of Dubuque; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Clara) Tobias, Muscatine; and three grand children. She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and her parents.


Name: FRED R. GREENE
Submitted by Lynn McCleary (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 28, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday February 29, 1980
FRED R. GREENE, 88, 103 E. 7th St., died Thursday morning at the Veterans Hospital, Iowa City. Services will be held Saturday at the Riley Funeral Home. Dr. Kenneth Metcalf, pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. --- Fred Greene was born may 21, 1897, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Fred R. and Emma Mae Putt Greene. He had lived in Muscatine most of his life. His first marriage to Estella E. Lorber took place Aug. 14, 1924, in Muscatine. She died in 1971. His marriage to Linda Hocke Fryberger in 1973 took place in Muscatine. Mr. Greene was a veteran of World War I. He had worked as a tool and die maker.---Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert W. of Bloomington, Ind., and Ronald F. of Dubuque, (Iowa) and four grandchildren. One grandson and a sister also preceded him in death.


Name: LUCETTA IDA GREENE
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL” Muscatine Iowa, May 27, 1957
Mrs. Lucetta Ida GREENE, 81, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse WAGNER, 1217 Oak street. The body was removed to the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Wednesday. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. ---- The daughter of Henry and Sophia BRUMM-SANDER, she was born Feb. 13, 1876, in Lake township. Her marriage to Robert F. GREENE took place Nov. 17, 1898, at Muscatine. She was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren church. ---- Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. WAGNER; one brother, Harry SANDER, Muscatine; and five grandchildren, Alan, Dianne and Virginia GREENE and Gary and Robert WAGNER. Preceding her in death were her husband, a son, Robert, two sisters and two brothers.


Name: ROBERT W. GREENE
Submitted by Beverly Gerdts (of no relation).
Date submitted: June 6, 2009
Source of Obituary: Military Files, Musser Public Library,7-9-1953
The body of Robert W. Greene, 33, former Muscatine resident arrived in Muscatine today from Linz, near Vienna, Austria, where his death occurred suddenly June 12. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Fairbanks Home for funerals with the Rev. Caleb Larson in charge. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. --- Mr. Greene was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Muscatine, the son of Robert and Luceta Sander Greene. He spent most of his life in the Muscatine community. His marriage to Dorothy Powell took place Oct. 13, 1940 at Kahoka, Mo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Since serving in World War II, Mr. Greene had been employed as a merchandise chief in the European Exchange Service. Survivors include his wife, one son, Allen, two daughters, Dianne and Virginia; his mother, Mrs. Robert Greene and one sister, Mrs. Mildred Wagner, both of Muscatine. His father preceded him in death.---NOTE: date of birth from articles and age do not match ------------------(written in ink; 13 July 1953)---- Funeral services for Robert W. GREENE were held today at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals with the Rev. Caleb Larson in charge. Pallbearers were William Ruthenberg, Neil Powell, Sherman Powell, Fay GREENE, Russel Nagel and Earl State. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: DOROTHEA C. GREENWALD
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, November 20, 1992
Dorothea C. Greenwald, 57 of 1807 Mulberry Ave., died of injuries resulting from an auto accident in Muscatine on Thursday Nov. 19, 1992. Services will be Monday, Nov. 23, at the Geo. M. Wittich Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev .Jim Trosen of the Faith United Church of Christ will officiate. Pallbearers will be James Bates, Charles McIntyre, Mike Schmalz, Tom Schmalz, Bob Andresen and Bill Greenwald. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.--- Mrs. Greenwald was born Dec. 2, 1934, in Muscatine, a daughter of Richard Schmalz and Pauline Wakeland Schmalz Quillin. She was a life resident of the area. She was united in marriage to Neil K. Greenwald Sr. on Jan. 10, 1953 in Muscatine.--- The 17 year school bus driver for the Muscatine Community School System was currently the school bus driver for special education children.--- Survivors include three sons, Neil K. Greenwald Jr., Tony R. Greenwald and Charles Greenwald, all of Muscatine, three daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Nancy) Rudolph and Mrs. (James (Alice) Ganzley, both of Muscatine and Mrs. Terry (Diana) Struck of Atalissa; 12 grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Quillin of Port Charles, Fla., one brother,William Schmalz of Muscatine, and two sister, Mrs. Jack (Helen) Roelle and Mrs. Robert (Pat) Minder, both of Muscatine. She was pr4eceded in death by her father and her husband on Aug. 30, 1991.


Name: HAROLD C. GREENWALD SR.
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, June 8, 1967
Harold C. Greenwald Sr., 66, 900 Climer Street, died Wednesday at his home, following an extended illness. He was born Aug. 22, 1900, in Muscatine, the son of William H. and Nellie Shields Greenwald. Mr. Greenwald was a lifelong resident here. On May 3, 1922, he married Susie Viner in Muscatine, He was a retired welder instructor and a member of the Moose lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susie Greenwald., Muscatine , three sons; Harold Greenwald Jr., William J. Greenwald and Neil K. Greenwald all of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Virginia) Bluhm Mrs. Harold (Evelyn) Davis both of Muscatine and Mrs. Daonald (Patricia) Grim, Bettendorf, Ia., three brothers, Clifford Greenwald, Muscatine Lawrence Greenwald of Davenport and Robert Greenwald of Denver, Colo; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Hoeksema, Davenport and Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Schlutz, Muscatine; 17 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son.--- Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home with Rev. Herbert Gotaas officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MARIE E. GREENWALD
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, May 20, 1977
Mrs. Marie E. Greenwald, 49, of 896 Climer St., died Thursday at Muscatine General Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday at St Mary’s Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. ---Marie Kurriger was born May 27, 1927, at Muscatine, the daughter of Raymond J. and Elizabeth Theobald Kurriger. She married Harold Greenwald Jr. Dec. 29, 1948, at Muscatine.---Surviving are a son, James H. of Muscatine; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Sharon) Yocom of Muscatine; Two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kurriger of Muscatine; a brother, Richard D. Kurriger of Muscatine and a sister, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Riley of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her father.


Name: NEIL K. GREENWALD SR.
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, August 31, 1991
Neil K. Greenwald Sr., 58, 1807 Mulberry Ave., died Friday morning at Muscatine General Hospital. Services Sunday, Sept. 1, 1991, at Geo. M. Wittich Lewis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Herbert Gotaas officiating. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Andresen, Bill Greenwald, Mark Axel, Jim Bates, Bill Schmalz and Harold Hetzler Jr.---Mr. Greenwald was born Dec. 3, 1932 at Muscatine, a son of Harold and Susie Vine Greenwald Sr. He was a lifetime resident of Muscatine. He married Dorothea Schmalz on Jan. 10, 1953 in Muscatine.---He belonged to the Men’s 700 Bowling Club. He coached the Major Division of Little League Baseball for 10 years, mostly for the Henderson Chevrolet team. He was also an avid pool player and bowler for many years. He was a veteran of the Army. Mr. Greenwald was a bus driver for Muscatine Community Schools for 18 years and was previously employed by Alcoa for 17 years.---He is survived by his wife; three sons, Neil K. Greenwald Jr., Tony R. Greenwald and Charles Greenwald., all of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Nancy) Rudolph and Mrs. James (Al ice) Ganzley, both of Muscatine, and Mrs. Terry (Diana) Struck, of Atalissa; two brothers; Harold Greenwald Jr. and William Greenwald, both of Muscatine; three sisters, Virginia Bluhm and Evelyn Davis, both of Muscatine, and Mrs. Donald (Pat) Grimm, Bettendorf; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: NELLIE GREENWALD
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, December 2,1943
Mrs. Nellie Shields Greenwald, 66, died at Bellevue hospital on Wednesday after a heart attack. Her home was at 207 Dolliver street. Mrs. Greenwald had been in failing health. She was born on Sept. 7, 1877, in Muscatine, the daughter of William and Laura B. Knott Shields, and lived here all her life. She married William H. Greenwald on Oct. 25, 1899, in Muscatine, She attended the First Baptist church.--- Surviving are the husband, four sons,Harold K. Greenwald, Muscatine, Clifford Greenwald, U. S. military service in India, Lawrence Greenwald, Davenport, and Robert Greenwald, U. S. military service in Harlingen, Tex., two daughters, Mrs. Henry Hoeksema, Davenport, and Mrs. Kenneth Schlutz, Muscatine one sister, Mrs. Robert Satterthwaite, Rockford, Ill., and ten grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandchild. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Funeral services are pending word from the son in military service in Harlingen, Tex..


Name: SUSIE GREENWALD
Submitted by: A Volunteer Date submitted: Sept. 9, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 23, 1977
Mrs. Susie Greenwald, 73, 900 Climer St. died Monday at Muscatine General Hospital following a short illness. Services will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Herbert Gotaas will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. ---- Susie Viner was born Feb. 12, 1904, in Muscatine County, the daughter of James W. and Melcena Temple Viner. She was a life resident of the area. She married Harold Greenwald May 3, 1922, at Muscatine, She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Women of the Moose.---Surviving are three sons, Harold William amd Neil of Muscatine, three daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Virginia) Bluhm and Mrs. Harold (Evelyn) Davis of Muscatine and Mrs. Donald (Patricia) Grim of Bettendorf; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Viner of Muscatine, and a sister, Mrs. Earl (Flossie) Day of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, four brothers and six sisters.


Name: MRS. DORA GREENWAY
Submitted by: Connie Rice-Hillsman
Date Submitted: Saturday, October 19, 2002 9:17 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE GAZETTE", Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 5 or 6, 1952
Mrs. Dora Greenway, 78, who came to Cedar Rapids from Muscatine, where she spent much of her life, died at 801 8th Avenue SE Wednesday. Born at Mt. Pleasant, she was affiliated with Bethel A M E church at Muscatine. Surviving are three sons, Rupert Rice of Flint, Mich ., George and Jack, of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, William Burnaugh of Mt. Pleasant and Arthur Smith of Muscatine and four grandchildren. Services will be conducted in the Riley funeral home, Muscatine, Saturday. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant.------Submitter's notes: Dora died on 6/4/1952; was born on 12/25/73 and was married to William Greenway Jr and lived at 207 West Fifth street. She is listed on the 1920 Ia Census-Muscatine. Dora Greenway was my grandmother . I am the daughter of George Rice who attended and graduated from Muscatine High, 1920 I believe. I am interested in any pictures of the Greenway family including pictures of the Greenway Barber shop located on Iowa street and operated by William Greenway Sr and sons.


Name: DORA GREENWAY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Mrs. Dora GREENWAY, who for many years operated a beauty shop at 209 West Fifth street here, died Wednesday at Cedar Rapids, following a lingering illness. The daughter of John and Eliza SMITH, she was born Dec. 25, 1873 at Mt. Pleasant. She was married to William RICE, who preceded her in death, and later was married to William GREENWAY, who also preceded her in death.--- Surviving are three sons from her first marriage, Rupert, George and Justin; two brothers, William BURNAUGH of Mt. Peasant and Arthur SMITH of Muscatine.--- The body is now at the Rice Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Riley Funeral home in Muscatine. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant.


Name: LEE E. GREENWAY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Lee E. GREENWAY, 69, , died Tuesday afternoon at University hospital, Iowa City. --- The son of William Greenway, Sr., and Julia RAPPLE-GREENWAY, he was born May 31, 1883 in Muscatine. He had been a barber here for nearly half a century before illness forced his retirement. His home address was 113 Iowa avenue.--- Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Effie EVANS of Cedar Rapids, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Friday at the Fairbanks Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ELIZABETH A. GREINER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 7 Aug 1952)
Elizabeth A. GREINER, 92, died Tuesday at Bellevue hospital. Her home was at 802 Iowa avenue. The daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth HERSHEY-GREINER, she was born Feb. 29, 1860, in Bloomington township.--- Surviving are two nieces, Edna M. GREINER and Stella FREYERMUTH, both of Muscatine; two nephew, Ira GREINER and Winfield GREINER, both of Muscatine; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Benjamin, William, Christian and Abraham GREINER, and one sister, Anne, in infancy.--- Funeral services will be held Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Dr. Claude W. Cooper, pastor of the First Methodist church, will be in charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: WINFIELD S. GREINER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Oct. 11, 1954 / 10-11)
Winfield S. GREINER, 80, died this morning at the Hershey Convalescent Home. The body was removed to the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home, where services will be held Thursday with the Rev. A. D. Steffenson, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. --- Mr. GREINER was born July 31, 1874, in Bloomington township, the son of William P. and Katherine BRETZ-GREINER. --- Surviving are one sister, Miss Edna M. GREINER, one nephew, Dr. J. D. McPIKE, one niece, Mrs. Clayton BOSTEN, three great-nephews and one great-niece, all of Muscatine. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.


Name: ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ GRELL
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT AND LEADER”, Davenport, Iowa, , January 11, 1932
WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN HOME OF LEAKING GAS--- Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Grell, 71, Held Accidental ----- Mrs. Elizabeth Schwartz Grell, 71, of 1720 East Fourteenth street, was found dead in her home Sunday morning by her son-in-law, Frank Borgus, and a friend, Anna Iverson, 10 years old. Mrs. Grell had been overcome by gas from the kitchen range. Dr. J. D. Cantwell, coroner, pronounced death accidental. Mrs. Grell was born Elizabeth Schwarz in Mt. Carroll, Ill., May 18, `860, and was educated in Mt. Carroll schools. She was married in 1881 to Theodore Grell who died 23 years ago. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and the Mt. Ida Presbyterian church and had lived in Davenport since her marriage. Surviving are one son, Harry Grell, of Davenport; one sister, Mrs. Delia Borgus, of Davenport, and a brother, Henry Schwartz, also of this city. Two grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Runge chapel. Entombment will take place at Oakdale mausoleum.


Name: THEODORE GRELL
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT”, Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday, June 19, 1907
WAS OVERCOME BY THE HEAT ----------Theodore Grell Died Last Evening on Reaching County Jail. ---------Was Found Sick in McCosh Wood Yard at the Foot of Bridge Avenue in East Davenport. ---------- Theodore Grell , an aged man, was found sick at the foot of Bridge avenue in McCosh's wood yard, early Tuesday night. The patrol wagon was summoned and the man taken to the county jail for treatment. Upon his arrival there he was unconscious. The ambulance was summoned but before its arrival, the man was dead. The ambulance was summoned but age and for nearly 30 years was in the employ of the Lindsay-Phelps Lumber company as a teamster. Since the closing of their saw mill, he has worked for various people in the city. He worked as usual Tuesday and is supposed to have been overcome by the heat and suffering from its effect when found by the police. The deceased is divorced from his wife and for some time had been boarding at Muxfel?, East Davenport. He leaves several grown children. The body has been taken to the Boles undertaking rooms.


Name: HENRY GRELLE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, July 7, 1924
Henry Grelle , 60, was found dead at the Kemble hotel, where he lived at 6 o'clock this morning. Death was due to exhaustion caused by a weak and feeble condition. Mr. Grelle had been ailing for about a year with rheumatism and stomach trouble. Funeral arrangements have not been made. ----------------- Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, Tuesday, July 8, 1924------------- Funeral services for Henry Grelle, who died at the Kemble hotel Monday morning, will be held Wednesday morning from the Meyers funeral home with the Rev. J. B. Rendall officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Henry Grelle was born in Muscatine July 11, 1864 and lived here all his life. He is survived by three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Adam Brossert, Mrs. Charles Frommer, Mrs. E. M. Freeman, and William and Bernard Grelle, all of Muscatine.


Name: JOHN GRELLE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, November 12, 1902
JOHN GRELLE , an aged resident of this city, died at 7 o'clock this morning at his home, after having been in feeble health for the past three years. Senility was the immediate cause of his death. He was born in Germany, Dec. 28, 1825, coming to Muscatine County in 1842. He is survived by his wife, four sons, Theodore of Davenport; Henry, Barney and Will of this city, and four daughters. The daughters are Mrs. Annie Brashart of Fairport; Mrs. Catherine Frohner of Sweetland; Mrs. Maggie McAvoy of Sweetland and Mrs. Lillie Freeman, of this city. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. The funeral will be held at the church Saturday at 9 a.m. Rev. Father Grieser having charge of the service.


Name: MARY GRELLE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 15, 1954
Funeral rites for Mrs. Mary Grelle , 78, whose death occurred Saturday morning, will be conducted Tuesday at the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. The Rev. Leighland Johnson, pastor of Ziegler Memorial Lutheran church, New Era, will officiate. Burial will be at the Krell cemetery, near Fairport. The daughter of Henry and Catherine Funk Wunderlich, Mrs. Grelle was born Dec. 6, 1875, in Montpelier township. She resided many years at Fairport and later on rural route 3. Her marriage to William Grelle took place May 14, 1913, at Davenport, and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1949. Survivors include two brothers, William Wunderlich, rural route 3, and Fred Wunderlich, Roy, Mont.; one half-brother, Frederick Welch, Muscatine; and one sister, Mrs. Louis Stahl, Petersburg, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and one sister. ---------- FUNERAL RITES - Muscatine Journal, Wednesday, March 17, 1954 ------------ Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Grelle, who died Saturday morning, was held Tuesday at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals with the Rev. Leighland Johnson, pastor of the Zeigler Memorial Lutheran church at New Era, officiating. Flower attendants were Mrs. Elizabeth Guerink, Mrs. Erma Rushing and Miss Eleanor Eis. Pallbearers were Arthur Eis, Will Fix, Dan Grimm, George Calvelage, Herman Budzine and John Herlein. Burial was in the Krell cemetery.


Name: BARNEY GRELLIE
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, July 15, 1932
Barney Grellie , 72, a resident of Muscatine county all his life, died at the Muscatine county home today. Death resulted after a heart attack suffered earlier this morning. Mr. Grellie was born in Muscatine in 1860 and had spent most of his life near Moscow. He never married. Surviving are two sisters, Kate Fromer, and Lizzie Freeman; one brother, Willie, New Era. The body was taken to the Meyers Funeral Home and short services will be held there Monday morning and at St. Mary's church. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: MRS. ELIZABETH GRETE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 7:39 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Saturday, April 23, 1955
Mrs. Grete, 68, Services To Be Held on Monday ----------- Services are planned Monday at the Fairbanks chapel for Mrs. Elizabeth Grete, 68, whose death occurred at 7 p.m. Friday at her home on rural route 3, following a brief illness. The Rev. Lester Moore, pastor of the North Methodist parish, will have charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The daughter of Julius and Mary Irwin Welsch, Mrs. Grete was born Oct. 17, 1886, in Montpelier township, Muscatine County, and was a life resident of the county. Her marriage to George Grete took place here on Dec. 6, 1905. Surviving are her husband, one son, Orville Grete, one brother, Julius Welsch, one half brother, Frederick and one grandson, Gary Grete, all of Muscatine, four sisters, Mrs. Katherine McElroy, Muscatine, Mrs. Ora Cawiezell, Pleasant Prairie, Mrs. Bessie Cawiezell, Davenport and Mrs. Mary DuBois, Ottumwa. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death.


Name: GEORGE GRETE
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Monday, October 18, 2004 5:50 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, November 6, 1958, page 2
George Grete---- George Grete, 73, Sweetland township farmer, died suddenly of a heart attack at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home on rural route 2. The body was taken to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where services will be conducted Saturday. The Rev. Stanley Kennedy of the North Methodist parish will have charge. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. The son of August and Louise Nolte Grete, he was born Jan. 29, 1885. He was married to Elizabeth Welsch on Dec. 6, 1905, at Muscatine, and she died April 22, 1955. He had resided in Sweetland township the past 53 years. Mr. Grete was of Lutheran faith. Surviving are a son, Orville Grete, rural route 3 and a grandson, Gary Grete. Two sisters preceded him in death.


Name: JESSIE GRIFFEN
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 27, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 20, 1911, page 5
JESSIE GRIFFEN---- SIX YEAR OLD CHILD SUCCUMBS ------------ Daughter of Banjamin Griffen Passes Away This Morning at Family Residence ------------ Jessie, the six-year-old child of Benjamin Griffen, died at 6:30 this morning, death resulting from various complications. The child had been sick for about two weeks and her death was unexpected. Miss Jessie Griffen was born in Muscatine, Iowa, August 16, 1904.She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Griffen, and three sisters, Lily, Grace, and a baby sister four months old. The funeral will be held from the family residence, 1404 East Fifth street, tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Ed. Stodghill will conduct the service. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: PATRICIA GRIM
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, January 7, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 3, 2004, page 5A
Patricia Grim---- West Liberty, Iowa - Patricia Grim, 69, West Liberty, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Simpson Memorial Home after an extended illness. Burial will be at the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols. Mrs. Grim was born July 7, 1935, in Cedar County, the daughter of Merle and Bernice Daut Lenker. She married Melvin Grim Sept. 4, 1954, in Nichols. He preceded her in death in 2001. Survivors include two daughters, Connie Morrison and husband Larry of West Liberty and Diane Snider and husband Steve of Muscatine; two sisters, Nancy Sterner and husband Harold of Muscatine and Pam McVay and husband Terry of West Liberty; and three grandchildren, Tami, Dan and Mathew. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. -------Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: EDWARD R. GRIMM
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 4, 1999, page 5a
MUSCATINE--Edward R. Grimm, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. There will be a private service and burial. He was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Muscatine, the son of Raymond and Odette Tyler Grimm. He married Joan Thomas on Sept. 29, 1944, in Muscatine. He joined his father in business at the Grimm Drug Store on Second and Cedar in 1942 until the store closed in 1979. He worked at the Credit Bureau and was a toll taker on the Muscatine Bridge. He was a friend to many in the Muscatine and surrounding areas. He was a Christian man, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Joan Grimm of Muscatine; two sons, Gerry Grimm and his wife, Patti, of Baltimore, Md. and Pat Grimm and his wife, Pam of Muscatine; grandchildren, Lieutenant J. G. Tad Dadisman III, Michael, Ben, Adam, Ivy, Jacob, Sarah and Laura Grimm; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Shawn Grimm; sister-in-law, Mrs. Norman (Faun) Kautz; a brother-in-law, Tom Thomas and his wife, Dee; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Edwards and her husband, Tom. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.


Name: EDWARD T. GRIMM
Submitted by: Denise & Norma for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 15, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, February 4, 1999
EDWARD T. GRIMM-------MUSCATINE---Edward T. Grimm, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. There will be a private service and burial. He was born Aug.11, 1921, in Muscatine, the son of Raymond and Odette Tyler Grimm. He married Joan Thomas on Sept. 29, 1944 in Muscatine. He joined his father in business at the Grimm Drug Store on Second and Cedar in 1942 until the store closed in 1979. He worked at the Credit Bureau and was a toll taker on the Muscatine Bridge. He was a friend to many in the Muscatine and surrounding areas. He was a Christian man, devoted father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Joan Grimm of Muscatine; two sons, Gerry Grimm and his wife Patty, of Baltimore Md., and Pat Grimm and his wife Pam of Muscatine; grandchildren, Lieutenant J. G. Tad Dadisman III, Michael, Ben, Adam, Ivy, Jacob, Sarah, and Laura Grimm; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Shawn Grimm; sister-in-law, Mrs. Norman ( Faun ) Kautz; a brother-in-law, Tom Thomas and his wife Dee; a sister-in-law Eleanor Edwards and her husband Tom. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.


Name: MARGUERITE FERN GRIMM
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 10-19-1999) Marguerite Fern GRIMM, 91, of Muscatine died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Unity Hospital in Muscatine. Services will be conducted Wednesday at the Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory. The Rev. Leif Pohl of Grace Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.--- Mrs. GRIMM was born June 28, 1908, at Nichols, the daughter of Henry and Emma Margaret HACKE-KIRCHNER. She married Edward GRIMM. --- Mrs. GRIMM retired as a kindergarten teacher at Grant Elementary School in 1970. She also owned Marguerite’s Gift Shop in downtown Muscatine until 1950. She and her husband owned the Dairy Freez on Grandview Avenue and later Stewart Road. --- Survivors include two daughters, Lila WAGNER and Bonnie GUYNN; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993, one brother and two sisters.


Name: ROBERT (SCOTTY) GRIMM
Submitted by: Denise and Norma
Date Submitted: Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL," Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 22, 1976
ROBERT ( SCOTTY ) GRIMM-------Services will be held Wednesday at Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Robert ( Scotty ) Grimm, 81, 800 Climer St. Mr. Grimm died Sunday at Muscatine General Hospital following an extended illness. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Robert Grimm was born January 1, 1895, in Muscatine, the son of Fred and Margaret Hohenadel Grimm. His marriage to Edna H. Fisner took place May 8, 1943, in Muscatine. He was a resident of Muscatine for 15 years and a former resident of Davenport. He was a member of the American Legion, V. F. W., the Odd Fellows and was a World War I veteran. He had been employed at International Harvester Farmall Works in Rock Island, Illinois. Survivors include his wife of Muscatine: and several nieces and nephews.


Name: ANNA DORIS KRIEGER GRITTON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Sunday, January 7, 2007
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa Monday, 14 April 1986 Page 2A
ANNA D. GRITTON, 87, formerly of Sherman Street, died Sunday at the Lutheran Homes. Services are Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Turner of the Island Methodist Church officiating. Organist is Patricia Dilts. Florence Hetzler is vocalist. Pallbearers are Michael Brogly, Michael Carpenter, Michael Hall, Michael Ried, Jerry Musgrove and Melvin Carpenter. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Island Methodist Church, the heart fund or Lutheran Homes. Survivors include three stepsons, Dr. Charlie L. Gritton, Henderson, KY.; Paul Gritton, Fort Dodge; and Robert E. Gritton, Russellville, Ark.; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Edwin (Evelyn) Elliott, Mrs. Carl (Vivian) Irwin, Mrs. Vernon (Margaret) Webb, and Mrs. Clifford (Marjorie) Hintermeister, all of Muscatine; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1972 and two sisters.----Submitters’Note: Birth date November 13, 1898


Name: CLARENCE NORMAN GRITTON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, February 16, 2001
TIPTON, Iowa -CLARENCE NORMAN GRITTON, 90, of Tipton, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001. Services will be Saturday at the Fry Funeral Home in Tipton. Burial will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Tipton. The Rev. Norman Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Gritton was born April 5, 1910, in Cedar County, the son of Thomas and Etta Gritton. He married Viola Leota Ford in December in Cedar County. He was a police officer in Tipton. He is survived by his wife, Viola of Tipton. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son.


Name: EUNICE MATHEWS GRITTON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, April 23, 1958
MUSCATINE. Ia. - MRS. EUNICE GRITTON, , 63, of 185 Sherman St., died Tuesday in Bellevue Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday in the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Gritton, the former Eunice Matthews, was born (18 March 1895) in Joy, Ill. Survivors include her husband. Lewis; three sons, Dr. Charlie Gritton, Henderson, Ky., Paul, Ft. Dodge, and Robert E., Muscatine; four daughters, Mrs. E. L. Elliott, Mrs. Carl Irwin, Mrs. Vernon Webb, and Mrs. Clifford Hintermeister, Muscatine; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Diehl, New Boston, and 16 grandchildren.
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, April 25, 1958
Funeral Rites for MRS. EUNICE GRITTON were conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Goebel, pastor of the First Christian church, officiated. Mrs. Robert Goebel was vocalist and Mrs. M. D. Jones, organist. Serving as flower attendants were Mrs. Clifford Hayes. Mrs. Richard Brown and Mrs. Howard Mathes. Casket bearers included John Elliott, Lawrence Rogers, Ernest Moore, DeWayne Storms. Clifford Hayes and Floyd Moore. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: GLEN LESLIE GRITTON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Date of Death : April 8, 1963
Aledo, Ill. - Services will be held Thursday at the Reiser Funeral Home here for GLEN L. GRITTON, 77, who died Monday at Mercy hospital, Davenport. He had been a patient there the past two weeks. The Rev. C. H. Essman will officiate. Burial will be in the Aledo cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. Wednesday. Mr. Gritton, who lived at 109 North Ash, Aledo, was a resident here since 1914. A son of Ed and Sarah Minteer Gritton, he was born Jan. 19, 1886, in Eliza township. He was educated in the Eliza schools. His marriage to Iona Baker took place Dec. 20, 1911, at Aledo. They farmed near Millersburg until moving here. A retired carpenter, he was a former member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Leota Churchill, Freeport, La., Mrs. Lillian Meyers, Buffalo Prairie, Mrs. Alice McMullen, New Windsor, and Mrs. Helen Elliott, Rock island; three brothers, Louis, Muscatine, Elmer, Aledo, and Joe, Eliza; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Dorsett, Rock Island, and Mrs. Pearl Norton, Joy; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. One brother, one sister and his parents preceded him in death.


Name: JOSEPH L. GRITTON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Date of Death, April 15, 1974
ALEDO, Ill. - JOSEPH L.GRITTON, 77, was dead on arrival at 11:45 a.m. Monday at a doctor's office in Aledo. His home was at 507 S.W. 3rd. Ave., Aledo. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Reiser Funeral Home, Aledo, with Rev. Claude Moreland, of the First Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be at the Aledo cemetery. He was born April 18, 1896, in Duncan township, Mercer County, the son of Edward and Sarah Minteer Gritton, and had been a life resident of Aledo since 1963. Prior to that time he farmed in Eliza township. On Feb. 15, 1922, be married Vivian Pearson in Muscatine. He was of Protestant faith and a member of the Mercer County Farm Bureau. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vivian Gritton, at home; one son, George Gritton, Aledo; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne Smith, New Boston, Ill.; one brother, Elmer Gritton Aledo; one sister, Mrs. Wesley Norton, Joy, Ill.; and one grandchild. He was preceded by three brothers and two sisters.


Name: LEWIS GRITTON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 3, 1972
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for LEWIS GRITTON, 78, of 185 Sherman St., who died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at the Muscatine General Hospital. Visitation will begin at 7 o'clock this evening at the funeral home. A son of Edward P. and Sarah Minteer Gritton, he was born Oct. 7, 1893 in Muscatine county. A former resident of New Boston, Ill., he had resided here since 1928. Lewis Gritton first married Eunice Mathews on Oct. 15, 1914 at Burlington. She preceded him in death. He married Anna Krieger on Dec. 19, 1959 at Muscatine. Mr. Gritton was a member of the First Christian Church. A former member of the Muscatine Board of Health, he was a retired employee of the International Harvester Co. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Anna Gritton at home; three son's, Dr. Charlie L. Gritton of Henderson, Ky., Paul Gritton of Fort Dodge, Robert E. Gritton of Russellville, Ark.; four daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Evelyn) Elliott, Mrs. Carl (Vivian) Irwin, Mrs. Vernon (Margaret) Webb and Mrs. Clifford (Marjorie) Hintermeister, all of Muscatine; two brothers, Elmer and Joseph Gritton, both of Aledo; one sister, Mrs. Wesley (Pearl) Norton of Joy, 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, two brothers and two sisters.
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 6, 1972
LEWIS GRITTON--Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for Lewis Gritton, 78. Rev. William Keller officiated. Mrs. M.D. Jones was the organist. Pallbearers were Bert Gritton, George Gritton, George Wamsley, Wayne Smith, Wesley Norton Jr., and Sterling Meyers. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. ---- Submitters' Notes: Probate-Lewis Gritton died April 2, 1972 at Muscatine. Will dated Sept. 17, 1968. Vivian Irwin appointed executor without bond. Wife, Anna Krieger Gritton, named heir.


Name: VANCE HOWARD GRITTON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, April, 17, 1974
WILTON - VANCE H. GRITTON, 73, died early this morning at Davenport Osteopathic hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services for Mr. Gritton will be held Friday at the Gill Memorial Home. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Wayland Taylor. Burial will be in Durant cemetery. Mr. Gritton was born Jan. 1, 1901, in Cedar Co., the son of Thomas and Anna Gill Gritton. He was a life resident of the Wilton area. He married Leona Alpen Dec. 27, 1922, in Davenport. He was a retired pool hall operator. Surviving are two brothers, Gale of North Liberty and Clarence of Tipton, and one sister, Mrs. Ed (Winifred) Martens of Wilton. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two sisters.
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday. April 20, 1974
WILTON - Funeral services for VANCE H. GRITTON , 73, were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Gill Memorial Home in Wilton. Officiating was Rev. Waylond Taylor. Mrs. Paul Maurer was organist and Max Lauser was vocalist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Phyllis Freeland. Mrs. Eleanor Doling and Mrs. Evelyn Simester. Pallbearers were Earl Gritton, Larry Gritton, Fred Charbon, Jay Cole, Terry Simester and Richard Martens. Burial was in Durant cemetery.


Name: VEARL NORMAN GRITTON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Source of Obituary: "QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, Sunday, Feb. 8, 1981
Area deaths - ROCHESTER, Iowa -VEARL N. GRITTON, 66, of Rochester died Saturday at his home. Services will be Tuesday at Sheets and Son Funeral Home, Tipton. Burial will be in Rochester Cemetery. Mr. Gritton was a retired farmer. He married Minnie Osborn in 1940 in Cedar Rapids. Survivors include his wife; sons, Darrell, Norman, and Leland, all of Rochester; six grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. John (Vella) Dickinson, Mrs. Archie (Ethyl) Safley, Mrs. Harlan (Alberta) Dugger, and Mrs. Gene (Gladys) King; and brothers, Walter, Howard, and Albert Gritton.----Submitters' Notes: He was born August 31, 1914.,br />


Name: VIVIAN PEARSON GRITTON
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Date of Death, December 24, 1987:
ALEDO, Ill. - Services for VIVIAN P. GRITTON, 90, of Aledo will be Monday at Reiser-Trimble Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery. Mrs. Gritton died Thursday at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo. She married Joseph L. Gritton in 1922 in Muscatine. He died in 1974. Mrs. Gritton was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, and had been a member of the former New Boston Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Smith, Aledo; a son, George D., Aledo; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.----Submitters' Notes: She was born September 18, 1897.


Name: MRS. HARVEY GROSE
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Saturday January 5, 1929
Funeral services for Mrs. Harvey Grose will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church in Wilton. After which the funeral cortege will move to the Friends church in Bloomington Township, where another service will be conducted at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Bloomington cemetery.


Name: THERESE PHILOMAN GROSJEAN
Submitted by: Sherry Murphy
Date Submitted: January 13, 2006
Source of Obituary: Died February 18, 1933, probably from the Muscatine Journal newspaper
Grosjean Rites Will Be Tuesday at Church Here-----Final rites for Therese Philoman Grosjean, whose death occurred at her home eight miles west of Muscatine on the Burlington road Saturday, will be conducted at St. Mathias church Tuesday. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Miss Grosjean was born in Belfour, France, June 17, 1841, the daughter of Peter and Annie Grosjean. She came to America when she was 11 and a half years old, coming with her parents, five brothers and four sisters. They arrived at New Orleans after a sailing voyage of 42 days. The family went to St. Louis and then to Muscatine where Miss Grosjean had lived continually since with the exception of three months spent in the convent at Milwaukee. Miss Grosjean had made her home within nine miles of Muscatine for 80 years. She was preceded in death by her five brothers, Fred, of Marapoau?, Calif., Peter, Xavier, Frank and Celestia, Muscatine, and four sisters, Mrs. C. Bemis, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Kate Hill, Mrs. Rose Moigneu? and Mrs. Mary Meyers, Muscatine. Nephews and nieces survive, Frank Grosjean, Letts; Leo Grosjean, Gus Moigneu, Leonard M. Neyens and George Grosjean, Muscatine; Urban Grosjean, Milan, Ill., Mrs. J. O. Frizzell, Mrs. Kate Martin, Mrs. Stuart McBride, Muscatine; Mrs. Glen Will, Joliet, Ill., Miss Lulu Hill, Iowa City; Mrs. G. H. Simpson, Oak Park, Ill., Sister Mary Ignatius, Chicago.


Name: OSCAR GROSSHEIM
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 4 Nov 54)
Funeral services for Oscar GROSSHEIM, 92, who died Tuesday at his home, 110 East Eighth street, will be conducted Friday at the Fairbanks chapel. ------------ Pioneer in Photo Profession, Dies --- Oscar GROSSHEIM, widely known Muscatine photographer, died Tuesday at his home, 110 East Eighth street. Mr. GROSSHEIM, who pioneered in the development of the portable camera and who for more than two thirds of a century was identified with the operation of photo studios on East Second street in Muscatine, was a life resident of this city. --- The son of Theodore and Bertha KIRSCHBEIN-GROSSHEIM, he was born April 3, 1862, in a home on Grant street near the present site of Lincoln school. He first married Annie McCART. After her death, he was united in marriage to Bertha S. OBERMAN of Muscatine, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. K. F. OBERMAN. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church. ------ Prominent in Lodges--- Mr. GROSSHEIM also was a member of the Photographers’ Assn. of America and had been a member of that organization for may years. The veteran retired photographer was affiliated with Wyoming lodge No. 76, Knights of Pythias, being a past Chancellor Commander of the local lodge. He also was affiliated with the DOKK of the Pythians, in which he also held an office. Another affiliation was with Muscatine lodge No. 304, BPO Elks. --- At one time, Mr. GROSSHEIM served as a member of the Muscatine school board and a number of years ago was identified with the Muscatine Civic society, one of the predecessors of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. GROSSHEIM learned the process of photography as a boy and opened his first studio at 25.------------- Developed Hand Camera--- In connection with his membership in the Photographic Assn. of America, Mr. GROSSHEIM made the acquaintance of George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Co. of Rochester, N.Y. When exhibited a model of a small portable camera, he learned that the Muscatine photographer had developed a similar camera some years before. Later, Eastman made a boat trip down the Mississippi river to confer with Mr. Eastman about his camera, spending two days in the city. Mr. GROSSHEIM later visited Mr. Eastman at Rochester. --- In his earlier years, Mr. GROSSHEIM ws a motor boat enthusiast and was one of the early commodores of the Muscatine Launch club. Among his other interests was the development of an orange grove in Florida. He owned this tract for 38 years and for many years spent a period in Florida each winter. He disposed of the grove in 1952. Recalled Indian Trail --- Mr. GROSSHEIM’s memory went back to the days when Indians camped in this vicinity and throughout his life he maintained a strong interest in Indian lore. About two years ago he conducted a group of boy Scouts in a motor caravan over portions of an old Indian trail from Muscatine to Iowa City, drawing upon his boyhood recollections for its location. --- Surviving Mr. GROSSHEIM’s death are two daughters, Mrs. L C. FLANNERY, Muscatine, and Mrs. Helen BRIDGWATER, Los Angeles, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, two brothers, a sister and a son in infancy.------------------------(written in ink; Nov 5 1954)--------- Rites for Oscar GROSSHEIM were conducted at this afternoon at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals. Dr. J. M. Kennedy, pastor fo the First Presbyterian church, officiated. Casket bearers were Albert Schwab, William Spieth, Herman Lord, James Devin, Sanford Schmalz and Wendell white. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: PAUL A. GROSSKLAUS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; 26 - 7 - 52)
Funeral services for Paul A. GROSSKLAUS, whose death occurred Wednesday, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Reader William L. Hutton of the First Church of Christ, Scientist was in charge . Pallbearers were: C. J. Rosenberger, Robert Petersen, Harry Abbott, Louis Othmer, Walter Smalley and Ray Samuels. Flower attendants were: Mrs. Elsie Smalley, Mrs. Helen Ebeing and Mrs. Mariam McConahay. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: ANNA R. GROTERS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Mrs. Anna R. GROTERS, 64, who made her home on rural route 1, Moscow, died Tuesday evening at Hershey hospital. The body was taken tot he Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where it will remain for services Friday. ---Mrs. GROTERS was born Aug. 22, 1886, at Hanover, Germany, the daughter of Claus and Metta VOGTS-SCHMOLDT. She had made her home in the Muscatine community for about 62 years. She was married to John BOORN at Burlington in May, 1914, and his death took place Jan. 15, 1926. In June, 1928, she was married to William John GROTERS at Davenport, whose death occurred Jan. 20, 1937.--- Mrs. GROTERS was a member of Zion Lutheran church. She operated a grocery store at Eighth and Cypress streets for may years, later moving to the farm near Moscow.--- Survivors include three sons, John and Paul Edward, of Muscatine, and Harold, of Moscow; one step-son, Edward GROTERS, of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Inez BALLENGER of Bennett, Ia., Mrs. Esther HUSCKO of Donohue, Ia., and Mrs. Alice PACE of Muscatine; one brother, Fred SCHMOLDT of Louisa county, and 20 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and two brothers John and William SCHMODLT.--------------------- Funeral services for Mrs. Anna R. GROTERS were held today at the Fairbanks Chapel. The Rev. Hartwig Harms, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiated. Flower attendants included Mrs. Pearl Haines, Mrs. Ruth PACE, Mrs. Viola Holliday, Mrs. Ruth Irwin and Mrs. Lee Gamble. Serving a pallbearers were John Henning, Chris Rickheim, William SCHMOLDT, John SCHMOLDT, William Marx and Robert McGinnis. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: JOHN GROTERS
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; April 20, 1959)
Funeral services for John GROTERS, who died Friday, were conducted at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home today by the Rev. E. I. Hageman of Zion Lutheran church. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Howard, Charles Weber, C. P. Gunzenhauser, George Kruse, J. J. Hoeksema and Alex Bender.


Name: LEILA PEARL (HARKER) GROTH
Submitted by: Al Harker, GG Nephew
Date Submitted: Friday, May 30, 2003 10:10 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 31, 1965
Leona Pearl Groth, 79. of 819 E. Seventh, died at 9:40 this morning after an extended illness. Services are pending at the George M. Wittich funeral home.--- Note the name Leona shold be Leila.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 2, 1965----- Mrs. Leila Groth, 79, of 819 East Seventh Street, died at 9:40 a.m. July 31 at Riverview Heights Nursing Home after an illness of several months. The daughter of Alfred Lincoln and Emma Fisher Harker, she was born March 1, 1886 in Muscatine County. She married William Groth and was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, the Women of the Moose and the Eagle and the Pocahontas Lodge. Surviving are children by former marriages; three sons Hilbert Edmonson, Kansas City, Missouri; Robert Essex, of Muscatine; and Edward Essex, Muscatine; one daughter Mrs. Ralph (Viola) TeStrake of Muscatine. Also surviving are a sister Mrs. Florence Essex Davenport, 10 grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her parents, husband, one brother and one sister. The funeral will be Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.-----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 4, 1965------ Mrs. Leila Groth----- Funeral services for Mrs. Leila Groth, 79, were held Tuesday at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Rev. W. Ray Thompson officiated. Mrs. George Holliday was the organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Marvin Craddock and Mrs. Ellsworth Garvin. Pallbearers were Ray Palmer, Walter Lewis, Gerald Bayers, Eldon Beverlin, John Chapman and Theodore Young. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Groth died July 31 at Riverview Heights nursing home.---- Additional information---- Brother Alfred Lincoln Harker "Fred"


Name: WILLIAM GROTH
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Nov 5 - 51)
William GROTH, 76, died at the Grigg Nursing home, 1137 Lucas street, Sunday. He was born in Germany Sept. _ 8, 1876 and has been a resident of Muscatine since 1884. He mairied (as spelled in the article) Leila Pearl HARKER in July 1913, in Muscatine. He was of the Lutheran faith and a button cutter by trade. Survivors are one stepson, Edward L. ESSEX of Muscatine and four grandchildren. His parents, two sons, three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home and services will be held there at Tuesday.------------------------(written in pencil; Nov 7, 1951)-------Funeral services for William Groth, were held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. Hartwig Harms, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, was in charge. Pallbearers were: Edward ESSEX, Edward Smith, Curtis Owens, Cecil Hill and John Knox. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JOSEPHINE L. GROTZKY
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Funeral Card
Josephine L. GROTZKY was born on June 5, 1938 in Spencer, IA the daughter of the late Alfred and Loretta PAULSEN-GATES. She passed from this life on Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at Corpus Christi Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX.--- She married Leslie L. GROTZKY on September 15, 1957, in Ruthven, IA. Their marriage was blessed with 3 children; Elaine, Laurie and Stephen. --- She was employed as a secretary at Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, IA, retiring in 1991. Josephine was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine, IA. --- She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband Leslie GROTZKY of Muscatine, IA, and their children: Laurie (Mrs. Mark) FRANTZ of Muscatine, IA, and Stephen (and his wife Mary) GROTZKY of Muscatine, IA. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. She was preceded by her parents and her daughter Elaine NORTON. ----------------Services were held December 18, 2000 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine, IA. Pastor Paul Ostrem officiated. Casket Bearers were William Adams, Travis NORTON, Gregory NORTON, Mike Martin, Mark FRANTZ, Mark Bernardin. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery - Wilton, IA under the arrangements by Bentley Funeral Homes.


Name: FLORENCE FAYE GRUNDER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Norann Lustfield
Date Submitted: Saturday, May 31, 2003 1:29 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, August 14, 1985, page 2A
Obituaries--- Florence Grunder--- WILTON---Florence Faye Grunder, 95, Wilton, died Tuesday morning at the Bethesda Care Center, Muscatine. Services will be Friday at the Lacock Funeral Home, Wilton. The Rev. Paul Pennington will officiate. Pallbearers are Jodi Harris, Tom Grunder, Dick Grunder, Greg Grunder, Brian Grunder, Bill Grunder, Michael Grunder, Scott Grunder, Jeff Grunder, Jim Grunder and Bob Grunder. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Memorials may be made to the Wilton Methodist Church. Mrs. Grunder was born Feb. 26, 1890, at Seward, Neb., a daughter of George E. and Etta Hickman Rick. She married William A. Grunder in May of 1908 at Wilton. He died in 1946. She was a member of the Wilton Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Wilton. In 1946 she began an approximate 20-year employment with the Wilton Telephone Company. Survivors include two sons, Harlan Grunder and Harold "Bill" Grunder, both of Wilton; one daughter, Mrs. George (Florence) Randolph, Wilton; one sister, Mrs. Rubert (Ruth) Nickle, Liberty Hill, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, one great-grandson and two brothers.


Name: JOHN GRUNDER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Norann Lustfield
Date Submitted: Saturday, May 31, 2003 12:58 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 29, 1920, page 12
OBITUARY--- JOHN GRUNDER---- John Grunder, prominent Cedar county farmer and a lifelong resident of the Wilton community, died at Hershey hospital at 11:30 o'clock Sunday morning. A complication of ailments caused his death. He was 67 years old. He had been in ailing health for more than a year and was brought to the hospital Saturday to undergo an operation this week. He was born near Wilton in July, 1853, and lived in that vicinity all his life. For many years he has made his home on a farm, two miles from Wilton. In February, 1878, he married Miss Amelia Bolly, who with six children survive. The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Wacker of Wilton and Miss Carrie Grunder at home; four sons, John, Louis and Fred Grunder, all at home, and Henry Grunder of Cedar county; three sisters, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Beatty and Mrs. M. F. Crissinger, both of Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Elizabeth Marolf of Moscow, and one brother, Albert Grunder, Sr., of Muscatine. Funeral services will be held from the home at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and from the Zion Lutheran church at Wilton at 2 o'clock. The services at the home will be in German and at the church in the English language. The Rev. P. W. Happel will officiate. Burial will be made in Oakdale cemetery at Wilton.


Name: LOUIS A GRUNDER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Norann Lustfield
Date Submitted: Friday, September 05, 2003
Source of Obituary: "WILTON ADVOCATE", Wilton,Iowa, Thursday, January 22, 1948, page 1, col. 5
Louis A. Grunder--Services Monday---- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Zion Lutheran church in Wilton for Louis A. Grunder, who passed away at the Mercy hospital in Iowa City, following an illness of many months. (NOTE no exact date of death) Mr. Grunder had been unable to do his farm work for some time and just before Christmas a group of neighbors held a husking bee and husked his small field of corn. As his conditioned became worse, he was finally taken to the hospital in Iowa City. Rev. P.W.Happel officiated at the last rites. Special music was furnished by a quartet, composed of Mrs. Edwin Peterson, Mrs. Alvin Jipp, Mervin Jipp, & Harry Wiebel, with Herbert L.Waech at the organ. Flower attendants wee Mrs. Ernest Brammeier, Miss Mamie Jipp & Mrs. Ben Ball. Casket bearers were Harold W.Grunder, Leo H.Grunder, Wayne F.Grunder, Dale Burr, Arnold Marolf & Leo Marolf. Burial was at Oakdale cemetery under the direction of Griffith funeral home.------ Obituary---------- Louis A. Grunder was born in Muscatine county on Feb 10, 1883, the son of John & Amelia Bolly Grunder. He married Anna Marolf in 1922 & she died in 1928. In 1930 he married Clara TeeMeyer and she also preceeded him in death. Mr. Grunder was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are a daughter: Althea Grunder, at home; three brothers, John A. Henry & Fred J.Grunder, all of Wilton. Two sisters Mrs. Arthur J.Wacker of Wilton & Mrs. Walter A.Marolf, of Davenport.


Name: MRS. JOHN GRUNDER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Norann Lustfield
Date Submitted: Saturday, May 31, 2003 12:58 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine,Iowa, Thursday, December 29, 1904, page 2
Wilton---- Mrs. John Grunder passed away about noon yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Marolf near Moscow. Mrs. Grunder was about 87 years old and has spent most of her life here, but since her husband's death a few weeks ago she has resided with her daughter near Moscow. The funeral arrangements have not been made but will probably occur here Friday.


Name: PETER GRUNDER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Norann Lustfield
Date Submitted: Saturday, May 31, 2003 12:58 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, March 17, 1911, front page
PETER GRUNDER CALLED BY DEATH---- LONG TIME RESIDENT OF MUSCATINE COUNTY PASSES AWAY---- Death Occurs at the Home of His Son Near Wilton---Was Born in Switzerland---- Wilton, Ia., March 17.---(Special.)--- Peter Grunder, a resident of Muscatine county since 1854, passed away at 5:30 o'clock this morning at the home of his son, Peter Grunder, Jr., three miles north of this place. Mr. Grunder's death was due to the infirmities of age and complications. It came at the end of a long illness. Mr. Grunder was born in Canton, Berne, Switzerland, July 3, 1831. He came to the United States in 1854 and located in Muscatine county, of which county he has been a continuous resident since that time. In 1859 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Kratz, who died twelve years ago. Seven children were born to them, two of whom survive. The surviving children are Peter Grunder, at whose home his father passed away, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hauss, of Missouri Valley, Iowa. Five grand children and one great grand child also survive. The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.


Name: WILLIAM A. GRUNDER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Norann Lustfield
Date Submitted: Saturday, May 31, 2003 1:29 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATNE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, March 8, 1946, page 2
W. A. Grunder, Contractor at Wilton, Called--- Wilton---William A. Grunder, 60, a well known Wilton building contractor, died at 5 a.m. today at Bellevue hospital following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Grunder was born in Cedar county on Oct.16, 1885, the son of Albert and Mary Grunder and spent his entire life in Wilton. He married Miss Faye E. Rick on May 20, 1908 in Wilton. Active in civic affairs, Mr. Grunder was a member of the Wilton Lions club and of Wilton lodge No. 167, A. F. & A. M. He had served on the town council and the board of education. Surviving are the widow, two sons, Harold W. and Harland G., both of Wilton, two daughters, Mrs. Ina Lustfield of Davenport and Mrs. Florence Gray of Marengo, Ia., 2 brothers, Albert of Muscatine and Kirk of Wilton and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Finley and Mrs. E. D. Richard of Muscatine and Miss Hilda Grunder of Chicago. Ten grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Funeral services will be held Monday in the Methodist church will the Rev. R. L. Crabtree officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery. The Griffith Funeral home is in charge.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, March 12, 1946, page 3.---- FUNERAL RITES CONDUCTED FOR TWO WILTON MEN---- Wilton----Funeral services for William A. Grunder, well known Wilton contractor whose death occurred Friday in a Muscatine hospital, were held Monday afternoon in the Methodist church. The Rev. Roger L. Crabtree officiated and a quartet composed of C. W. Norton, Robert H. Lauser, B. L. Norton and G. J. Norton sang several hymns, E. V. Swanson was the organ accompanist. Interment was in Oakdale cemetery, Wilton Lodge No. 167, A.F. and A.M. conducted the burial service. Pallbearers were John Burkle, C. J. Davis, S. L. Torrence, D. V. Smull, J. W. Duffe and Robert H. Nicolaus; ushers were Mark Collier, Mort Cockshoot and Curtis Frymoyer; and Mrs. J. W. Duffe, Mrs. D. V. Smull and Mrs. S. L. Torrence were flower attendants.


Name: NICHOLAS GUISE
Submitted by: Joan C. Ackerman
Date Submitted: Friday, May 16, 2003 8:51 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE WEEKLY NEWS-TRIBUNE, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, August 14, 1891, Second Part, page 5, column 3
Neighborhood News, Nichols News: Nichols (Aug 13)---- "Mike Guise left Wednesday evening for Columbus Junction. Nick Guise died on Thursday and was interred in the Swickard cemetery Friday."


Name: NELS N. GULLEKSON
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; July 10, 1952)
Nels N. GULLEKSON, retired real estate man, died today at he home of his daughter, Mrs. Leonard ROGGEVEEN, 1018 Iowa avenue, following an extended illness.--- The son of Nels and Siri THOMPSON-GULLEKSON, he was born Feb. 22, 1873 in Peterson, Minn., and resided at Sioux Falls, S. D., before coming to Muscatine more than a year ago. He married Mabel HANSON on Sept. 18, 1907 in Minneapolis, Minn. --- Mr. GULLEKSON is survived by his wife; four sons, Ray of Sioux Falls; Sidney of Tulsa, Okla.; Arvid of Portland, Ore., and Ernest of Wichita, Kas.; also two daughters, Mrs. ROGGEVEEN of Muscatine and Miss Ruth GULLEKSON of Sioux Falls; one sister, Mrs. Sarah FOSTVELDT of Alberta, Canada; several nieces and nephews and nine grandchildren. His parents, five brothers and six sisters preceded him in death. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and services will be held there Monday. The Rev. Hartwig Harms of Zion Lutheran church will be in charge. The body will be sent to Sioux Falls, S.D., where graveside rites will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery on Tuesday. ----------------(written in ink; 15 July 1952)----- Funeral services for Nels N. GULLEKSON, whose death occurred Friday, were held today at the chapel of the Fairbanks Home for Funerals.


Name: GEORGE W. GUNZENHAUSER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: “MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Newspaper Date Unknown
Services will be conducted Monday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home for George W. GUNZENHAUSER, 75, who died Friday at the Oakdale sanatorium, following a years illness. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. --- Mr. GUNZENHAUSER was born April 13, 1882, the son of John George and Caroline WALTER-GUNZENHAUSER. He was married to Elsie CANART on Feb. 26, 1902. He was a member of Grace Lutheran church and of Iowa Lodge No. 2, A.F. and A.M. --- Surviving are his wife, at the family home, 1106 East Ninth street; two sons, Roy A. GUNZENHAUSER, Reno, Nev., and George W. GUNZENHAUSER, Muscatine; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil JEAKINS, Sparks, Nev., Mrs. Paul TARRANT, Rock Island, and Mrs. Lester SCHMELZER and Mrs. Donald CLARK, Muscatine; one brother, Carl P. GUNZENHAUSER, Muscatine; one sister, Miss Louise GUNZENHAUSER, Muscatine; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were one son, five sisters and four brothers.


Name: WALTER C. GUNZENHAUSER
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in ink; 3 Nov 1950)
Walter C. GUNZENHAUSER, 59, died at Hershey hospital Thursday. His home was at 1014 Park avenue. --- The son of John George and Caroline WALTER-GUNZENHAUSER, he was born in Muscatine Dec. 3, 1890. He married Mabel ARNDT here June 16, 1909. Mr. GUNZENHAUSER was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed church and had been employed as a wood worker at Roach and Musser company.---- Surviving are one son, Richard L GUNZENHAUSER, and one daughter, Mrs. Martin SCHWINEFUS, both of Muscatine; two brothers and two sisters, George W. GUNZENHAUSER, Carl P. GUNZENHAUSER, Mrs. A. M. ECKELBERG and Miss Louise GUNZENHAUSER, all of Muscatine; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers, four sisters, and two sons. --- The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home where services will be held Monday with the Rev. Freeman L. Schmitt, pastor of the Lincoln Boulevard Baptist church, in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. CHRISTINE GUST
Submitted by: Webmaster for Martha
Date Submitted: January 20, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, October 16, 1970, page 8
MRS. CHRISTINE GUST---- DURANT------Mrs. Christine Gust, 80, died this morning at the Wilton Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 2, 1890, in Plymouth County, the daughter of Ferdinand and Mary Goeettsch, and had been a resident of Durant the past 32 years. She married Paul Gust, Sept. 7, 1919, at Bennett. They farmed in Muscatine and Cedar counties for many years. Survivors include one son, Harry Gust of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. Norman (Alice) Mumm, Davenport, and Mrs. Arlo (Virginia) Petersen, New Liberty; two brothers, Lorenz Goettsch, Davenport, and Ferdinand Goettsch, Bennett; one sister, Mrs. Ida Von Roder, Blue Grass; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at the Frick Funeral Home with burial at the Oakdale cemetery, Wilton.


Name: GOTTLIEB GUST
Submitted by: Webmaster for Martha
Date Submitted: January 20, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, September 27, 1897, page 3
DEATH IN A RUNAWAY----- Gottlieb Gust, of Wilton Township, Thrown from a Wagon and Fatally Hurt.----- A Fatal Runaway.----- Gottlieb Gust, aged 55, a well known farmer of Wilton township, received injuries in a runaway late Saturday afternoon, near Huttig's factory, that resulted in his death a few hours later. The victim had been doing business in town and was returning home when the fatal accident occurred. He was driving east on Second street and when near the factory of Huttig Bros. the tongue of the wagon dropped to the paving. This frightened the horses and rendered them unmanageable, they making a sudden turn, which threw the unfortunate driver from his seat to the pavement, where he lay prostrate, the wheels of the wagon passing over his head with terrible effect. He was carried into Huttig's office, where it was learned that he was the father-in-law of John Ripson, on East Hill, to whose home the suffering man was taken. Examnation by a physician revealed a double fracture of the jaw, besides a severe concussion of the brain, from which recovery was impossible. He breathed his last a few minutes before 8 o'clock. Mr. Gust resided on what is known as the O'Connor farm in Wilton township, this county. His death is mourned by a wife and several children, who will be extended the sympathy of friends in their sudden affliction.

Submitted by: Susan Gust
Date Submitted: Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, September 30, 1897
Yankee Hollow News----- The JOURNAL has also noted the accident and death of neighbor Gottleib Gust. Mr. Gust was a native of Germany and had attained the age of 54 years. Funeral services were held at the German Lutheran church Tuesday at 10 a. m. The bereaved wife and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community Oral history states that Gottleib was returning from town in his buggy when his horse was spooked. The buggy upset and he was thrown from the buggy and killed. I believe this came from Randall Mumm.


Name: MRS. GUSTINA GUST
Submitted by: Susan Gust
Date Submitted: Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, May 15, 1924
Wilton Briefs.------- The body of Mrs., Gustina Gust, who died in Omaha, Neb., last Friday, was laid to rest in Oakdale cemetery Tues-day afternoon. Mrs. Gust was forty years a resident of this com-munity and was 91 years old. For the past two years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Beck, in Oma-ha. Funeral services were held Tues-day afternoon at Salem Lutheran church. The Rev. Ernest Holtz offici-ated.---- (Hyphen words are a best guess, as the microfilm copy did not get the complete record. sgg)


Name: HARRY F. GUST
Submitted by: Webmaster for Martha
Date Submitted: January 20, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 29, 2001, page 5A
Harry Gust---- WILTON, Iowa----Harry F. Gust, 87, of Wilton, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Muscatine Care Center. Services will be held Saturday at Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton. The Rev. Bruce Giese will officiate. Organist will be Deb Mohr. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. Visitation will be Friday at Bentley Funeral Homes in Wilton. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Care Center and to the First Presbyterian Church in Wilton. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Lori Honts, Trisha Gradert, James Beinke, Connie Mechler, Diane Draper, Michael Sadler and Lara Burkhead. Mr. Gust was born on Jan. 26, 1914 to Paul and Christine Goettsch Gust in Muscatine. He married Leila N. Mumm on Feb. 19, 1938, in Davenport. He was employed by the City of Muscatine Municiple Golf Course. Previously he had been a forman for the cities of Muscatine and Wilton waste treatment plants. He and his wife owned and operated the Maid Rite in Wilton from 1959-1966. He also ran a milk route for Hometown Dairy. He was a member of the Wilton Fire Department for 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Leila Gust of Wilton; two daughters, Janet Beinkea and her husband, Larry, of Moscow, Jeanne Sadler and her husband, Neal, of Moscow; a son, Robert Gust and his wife, Susan, of Wilton; two sisters, Alice Mumm of Davenport, Virginia Petersen and her husband, Arlo, of Davenport; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret Gust and a grandson, Edward Beinke. (There was a picture of Harry with this obituary)


Name: JULIUS GUST
Submitted by: Webmaster for Martha
Date Submitted: January 20, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 25, 1946, page 2
Julius Gust, 71, Of Durant Dies; Service Monday----- Durant----Julius Gust, 71, a resident of Durant the past 25 years, died at Bellevue hospital, Muscatine, at 6 p.m. Thursday after an extended illness. Mr. Gust was born in Germany July 11, 1874, and came to this country at the age of 8, coming directly to Muscatine county. He was educated in the rural schools of the community. He married Lena Huesman Feb. 22, 1900, at Wilton. The couple farmed in Cedar and Scott counties until their retirement 25 years ago. Surviving are the widow, one daughter, Mrs. Ed Feldhahn, of Durant, and four sisters, Mrs. Lena Ripson, Durant, Mrs. Ed Finck, Durant, Mrs. Mary Meck, Omaha, and Mrs. Lena Britton, Hemmingford, Nev. The body was removed to the Frick Funeral home at Durant. Funeral services will be held Monday at the Durant chapel. Burial will be at Durant.


Name: LEILA N. GUST
Submitted by: Webmaster for Martha
Date Submitted: January 20, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 24, 2003, page 5A
Leila Gust---- WILTON, Iowa----Leila N. Gust, 84, Wilton, died Wednesday Jan. 22, 2003, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Services are Monday at the Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. The Rev. Bruce Giese will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Deb Mohr. Pallbearers are Lori Honts, Trisha Gradert, James Beinke, Connie Mechler, Diane Draper, Michael Sadler and Lara Burkhead. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Memorials may be made to the Wilton First Responders, Durant Ambulance and the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Gust was born Nov. 12, 1918, in Scott County, the daughter Arnold and Anna Hagen Mumm. She married Harry F. Gust Feb. 19, 1938, in Davenport. He preceded her in death March 28, 2001. She was employed at Pamida, Muscatine, retiring in 1980. Previously she and her husband had owned the Maid-Rite in Wilton and she later worked at Wilson True Value, Muscatine. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wilton. She enjoyed playing Bingo and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Beinke and husband, Larry and Jeanne Sadler, all of Moscow; a son, Robert Gust and wife Susan of Wilton; two sisters, Anita Ryan of Eldridge and Lorraine Speth of Auburndale, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Lawrence Mumm, Allen Mumm, Melvin Mumm and Arlo Mumm; and a grandson, Edward Beinke. (There was a picture of Leila with this obituary)


Name: MRS. LUDWIG GUST
Submitted by: Susan Gust
Date Submitted: Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, August 4, 1924
MRS. LUDWIG GUST----- Mrs. Ludwig Gust died at 4 o’clock Sunday morning following an extend- ed illness at the home of her daught- er, Mrs. H. L. Coon, 1108 Mulberry avenue. Death was due to a compli- cation of ailments. She was 80 years old. Mrs. Gust, formerly Miss Amelia Schoultz, was born Jan. 15, 1844?, in Germany. She first came to Muscat- tine about 35 years ago, lived there eight years and then moved to Wis- consin for 25 years. The family re- trned to Muscatine two years ago. Besides her husband, she is sur- vived by three daughters, Mrs. H. L. Coon and Mrs. George Schmidt of Muscatine and Mrs. Augusta Seh?nert of Rock Island; two sons, Fred Gust of Appleton, Wis. And Gustave Gust of Kaukauna, Wis.; a brother, Ferd- inand Schoultz of Appleton, Wis; 10 grandchildren and five great grand- hildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the home. The Rev. J. Haefner of the Zion Lutheran church will officiate. Burial will be made in Greenwood cemetery.----Additional information from submitter------ The 1930 census shows Ludwig listed as the father in law of Howard Coon and wife Emma Muscatine Iowa. He is listed in Greenwood Cemetery b 1841 and d 1936. The following census Information has been found. Name: Ludwig Gust Home in 1900: Crystal Lake, Marquette, Wisconsin Age: 54 Estimated birth year: 1846 Birthplace: Germany Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Head Occupation: View Image Immigration year: 1889 Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Crystal Lake, Marquette, Wisconsin; Roll: T623 1799; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 92. Name: Ludwig Gust Age in 1910: 64 Estimated birth year: 1845 Home in 1910: CRYSTAL LAKE, Marquette, Wisconsin Race: White Gender: Male Series: T624 Roll: 1713 Part: 1 Page: 197A Year: 1910 Name: Luting Gust Age: 88 Estimated birth year: abt 1842 Birthplace: Germany Relation to head-of-house: Father-in-law Race: White Home in 1930: Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa; Roll: 670; Page: ; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 1027.0.------ I am trying to determine if this Ludwig Gust was related to Gottlieb Gust who came from Germany in about 1882 and died in Muscatine. Susan Gust


Name: MARGARET CHRISTINA GUST
Submitted by: Webmaster for Martha
Date Submitted: January 20, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, August 20, 1918, page 11
CAUSE OF CHILD DEATH MYSTERY----- WILTON GIRL DIES SUDDENLY AT HOSPITAL AT IOWA CITY------ Think Tetanus Causes Death of Margaret Gust---Body Brought Back To Wilton Today.----- Wilton, Ia. Aug. 20.-----The cause of the death of little Margaret Christina Gust, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gust, living two miles east of Wilton, has not been determined, but it is believed by physicians, who assisted in the care of the child, that tetanus was responsible. The child was taken ill suddenly a few days ago, suffering from a throat trouble. She was removed to the hospital at Iowa City Monday morning, where she was under the care of a specialist, but before an operation could be preformed she passed away, death occurring Monday evening. The child had attained the age of five years, seven months and five days at the time of her death. She was born in Muscatine county, January 15th, 1913. Beside the parents, a brother and sister, Harry and Alice survive. The body will be brought back to Wilton today and funeral services conducted from the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. O. B. Lee, of the Presbyterian church will officiate, burial to be made in the Oakdale cemetery.


Name: PAUL A. GUST
Submitted by: Webmaster for Martha
Date Submitted: January 20, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, October 12, 1955, page 6
Paul A. Gust, 74, Death Occurs at Home in Wilton----- Paul A. Gust, 74, a resident of Durant for the past 17 years, died at the Wilton Nursing Home today following an extended illness. He was born July 4, 1881 in Germany, came to the United States at the age of two with his parents and settled in Muscatine county. He married Christine Goettsch on Sept. 7, 1910 in Bennett. The couple engaged in farming in Muscatine and Cedar counties until retiring in 1938. Surviving are his wife, one son, Harry, of Wapello; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Mumm of Stockton and Mrs. Arlo. Peterson of New Liberty; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Finck of Durant and Mrs. Lena Britton, Hemmingford, Neb. Three brothers, three sisters and one daughter preceded him in death. The body is at the Frick Funeral Home in Durant where services will be held Saturday Burial will be in the Wilton cemetery.


Name: DOROTHY E. GUSTAS
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
DAVENPORT, Iowa - DOROTHY E. GUSTAS, 85, formerly of Nichols, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at the Kahl home in Davenport. Services Monday, July 28, at the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Burial will be at the Davenport Memorial Park. Mrs. Gustas was born April 2, 1918, in Nichols, the daughter of Stella Zybarth and Sylvanus VanZandt. She married Stanley Gustas on June 30, 1937, in Davenport. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Davenport and the Church Youth work Even Tide. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Stan and Midge, Oklahoma City, Okla., Richard and Jill, Davenport, Ronald and Gena, Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren, Brian Gustas, Bruce Gustas, Todd Gustas, Beth Gustas, Lisa Knox and Matthew Gustas; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Ray VanZandt and sister, Velma Schneider.


Name: STANLEY GUSTAS
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "QUAD-CITY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa, Saturday, November 17, 1984, page 6
Services for STANLEY GUSTAS, 72, of 2110 Belle Ave., Davenport, will be Monday at Runge Chapel. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Mr. Gustas died Friday at St. Luke's Hospital. He retired after 40 years with John Deere Plow & Planter Works, Moline. Mr. Gustas married Dorothy E. VanZandt in 1937 in Davenport. He was a member of International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 1215. Survivors include his wife; sons, Stan, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Richard, Davenport; and Ronald, Denver; six grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Sutherland, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; and Sophie Tutt, Muscatine, Iowa; and a brother, Edward, Marquette, Mich.


Name: JOHN GUTHARDT
Submitted by Mary E Boyer (of no relation).
Date submitted: December 26, 2007
Source of Obituary: Muscatine, Iowa, (written in pencil; Aug. 2 - 1954)
Services are pending at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for John GUTHARDT, 91, whose death occurred today at the Hershey Convalescent Home. Mr. GUTHARDT was born Nov. 12, 1862, in Germany, and had been a resident of Muscatine the past 50 years. His marriage to Susie HEIN took place here on June 15, 1893. Surviving are his wife, of Muscatine; one son, Adam GUTHARDT of Salt Lake City, Utah, a niece, Mrs. Edith BECKSTEIN of Muscatine, three nieces and nephews in Germany, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were three brothers, one sister, one son and one daughter. --------------------Rites will be conducted Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home for John GUTHARDT. ----------(written in ink; 6 Aug 1954)----------Rites for John GUTHARDT were held this afternoon at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Everett Hageman, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, was in charge. Casket bearers included Ed Schroeder, Otto Boehl, George Benninger, Jacob Stellrecht, Nathan Hoefflin and John Behrens. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.


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