Obituaries for Muscatine County, Iowa

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Name: CHARLES J. SABBATH
Submitted by: Natalie Munday
Date Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2002 7:37 PM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 31, 2000
Charles J. Sabbath----- MUSCATINE- Charles John Sabbath, 69, of 807 W. Third St., Muscatine, the man known for his beautiful, pure tenor voice, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, after a courageous nine-year battle with cancer. A service of music and praise will be held Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, 517 Sycamore St., Muscatine. The Rev. Paul Ostrem and the Rev. Bob Alstrom will officiate. A private interment will be held Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church or the University of Iowa Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews, Jeffrey Sabbath, Michael Sabbath, Matthew Reusswig, Philip Reusswig, Tim Miller and Nather Drucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Quinn and Charles Quinn. Mr. Sabbath was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Sweetland Township in Muscatine County, the son of Walter and Marie Grunder Sabbath. Barbara Ann Boynton became his bride on June 6, 1953. He graduated from Augustana College in 1953 with a bachelor of arts degree in music education. He obtained his master’s degree in vocal music from the University of Iowa in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1955, and was stationed in Germany. For a number of years he was director of vocal music at Muscatine High School and also Muscatine Community College. In 1961, he purchased the Roth Lumber Company and operated the business until 1991. He owned C.J. Car Wash in Muscatine at the time of his death. He was a fourth-generation member of the Zion Lutheran Church where he served as the choir director for several years and also sang as a member of the choir for many years. There were periods of time when he served as choir director at First Baptist Church and Mulford Evangelical Free Church. Members of all three congregations remember with fondness the sound of his beautiful tenor voice and his love of music. He was a member of the Muscatine Chamber of Commerce. Geneva Golf and Country Club, the “33” Club, the V.F.W. and the Muscatine County Cattlemen’s Association where he received the 1993 “Hall of Frame” Award. He also served as a past president of the Muscatine Salvation Army Advisory Board. His faith sustained him throughout his long illness, and in spite of his health, he continued to sing at funerals, weddings, church services and for other groups until this past year. Everyone who heard him enjoyed that wonderful voice. Those who knew him best are convinced that the choirs of heaven sound even richer today. He lived a full life and one of the prime sources of his enjoyment included his family. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Sabbath of Muscatine; two daughters, Saea Sabbath Reusswig and her husband, David, of Muscatine, and Beth Sabbath and her husband, Timothy S. Quinn, of Vienna, Virginia; six grandchildren, Matthew Sabbath Reusswig, Philip David Reusswig, and Emily Ann Reusswig, all of Muscatine, and Joseph Michael Quinn, Ione Marie Quinn, and Charles Walter Quinn of Vienna, Virginia; one brother, John W. Sabbath of Cedar Falls, and one sister, Betty Miller and her husband, Arthur, of Muscatine.


Name: PETER F. SACHS
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 17 , 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 10, 1965, page 15
Peter F. Sachs, 64, of 905 Sycamore St., died at 6:50 a.m. today at Muscatine General hospital, after a short illness. Mr. Sachs had been a resident of Muscatine since 1924 and was a well-known cement and masonry contractor from 1932 until he retired in 1954. The son of Peter and Magelena Stoekler Sachs, he was born April 16, 1901, at Birkenau, Odw., Germany. He was married Sept. 5, 1928 to Ida Neunzig at St. Mary's church of Muscatine. He was a member of St. Mary's church, Knights of Columbus, Elks and Moose. Surviving are the widow; one son, Carl W. Sachs of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Herman (Eva) Pippert of Muscatine, Mrs. Michael (Gretel) Mischler of Heppenheim, Germany, and Mrs. Philip (Marie) Pressler of Birkenau, Germany; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. The body is at the Riley funeral home where friends may call starting Saturday morning. There will be a Knights of Columbus rosary Sunday and the parish rosary Sunday at the funeral home. Services will be held Monday at St. Mary's church. Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: LOUIS MARVIN SALEK
Submitted by: colroot@mchsi.com
Date Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:22 AM
Source of Obituary: "Quad-City Times", Davenport, Iowa, February 1, 2005
Louis Marvin Salek, 76, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Saturday, January 29, 2005, at the Fejervary Health Care Center in Davenport. Funeral service will be Thursday, February 3, 2005, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine. The Rev. Jason Crossen of the Ss Mary and Mathias Parish will officiate. Casket bearers will be Christopher Davis, Daniel Davis, John Salek Jr., Brian Salek, Jason Salek, and Sean Salek. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Louis was born March 10, 1928, in Muscatine, the son of Louis and Clazena (Kobes) Salek. He married Helen Louise VanWinkle on October 28, 1950, in Muscatine. Louis was employed and a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed riding through town on his electric scooter, spending time with family and friends. He lived at the Clark House for several years and enjoyed being surrounded by so many kind people. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his ex-wife, Helen Louise Salek, of Muscatine; three sons, Mike Salek, of Muscatine, Steve Salek, and wife, Pat, of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, and John Salek, and wife, Lori, of Muscatine; three daughters, Nancy Salek, of Clearwater, Florida, Peggy Thomas, and husband, Wendle, of Woodbury, Minnesota, and Theresa Davis, of Muscatine; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Chester, Laverne and Dewayne Salek, one sister, Gertrude Rudolph, and one son-in-law, Greg Davis.


Name: GRANT SAMPLE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, December 15, 1969, page 8
GRANT SAMPLE----Grant Sample, 90, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the Hershey Convalescent home following an extended illness. He formerly lived at 605 Walnut St. He was born Nov. 18, 1879, in Morning Sun, the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Harris Sample and had been a life resident of the community. He married Bessie Scott, Sept. 28, 1910, in Muscatine. He was a member of the First Baptist church. Survivors include one son, G. Scott Sample, Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Tadlock, Circleville, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Stewart, Des Moines, and Mrs. Maude Pratt, Washington; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Fischer officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: HOWARD C. SANDER
Submitted by: Joy
Date Submitted: Saturday, March 26, 2005 10:20 AM
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 1, 1988
HOWARD C. SANDER---- Howard C. Sander, 78 725 Woodlawn, died March 31, 1988. Mr. Sander was born Dec, 18, 1909 in Muscatine, son of Chester and Frances Oliver Sander. On Nov. 1 1932 he was united in marriage to Ruth Gaylor at Rock Island. He owned and operated the West side Market for 35 yrs, retiring in 1972. Survivors include his wife Ruth, one son Dennis: three daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Merry Ann) Larue, Mrs. Arnold (Pat) Blaesing and Mrs. Larry (Linda) Whitlock, all of Muscatine, 16 grandchildren: 11 great grandchildren: and one sister Mrs. Edward ( Ethel) Barry. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son and one grandson.


Name: NINA SANDER
Submitted by: Rachelle Curtis
Date Submitted: May 16, 2000 9:06 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., November 26, 1993
NINA SANDER---- Nina Alice Sander, 86, formerly of 1402-A Grand Ave., and a 10 year resident of Fairfield Bay, Ark., died Thursday morning, Nov. 25, 1993, at Valley View Manor. Services will be Monday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Plocher of the Musserville United Methodist Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dennis McGuire, Marvin Kruse, LeRoy Watters and Jack Mergen. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Muscatine Special Olympics. Mrs. Sander was born April 5, 1907, at Conesville, a daughter of William Clark and Henrietta Kincaid Forbes. She married Donald G. Sander Aug. 2, 1930, in Muscatine. She was a member of the Musserville United Methodist Church. She had worked as a clerk at King's Store and J.C. Penney, at several button companies, Swift's and H.J. Heinz Co. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Townsend of Muscatine; a son, Wayne A. and wife Ruth Sander of Muscatine; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Verda Herlein of Des Moines.----Surnames: SANDER, FORBES.


Name: MARIE RITTER SANSOM
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: June 29, 2002
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 5, 1991, page 5A
MARIE SANSOM----Funeral services for Marie Ritter Sansom, 79, of Hollister, Mo., were held Thursday, Oct. 31, 1991 at Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Branson, Mo., with the Rev. Donald Salman officiating. Burial was in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, at Branson. Pallbearers were Leon Bradley, Jim McTaggert, Noble Vilander, Horace Palmer, Jerry Dieckman, and Randy Tomfeld. Mrs. Sansom died at her home Oct. 28, 1991, after a long illness. She was born Sept. 1, 1912, near Letts, the daughter of John and Louise Liebbe Ritter. She graduated from Letts High School. Her first marriage was to Willis McGrew. She married Jack E. Sansom on Feb. 12, 1948 in Peoria, Ill., and made her home in Eureka, Ill., until moving to Hollister in 1975. While in Eureka she was a secretary in the school system. After moving to Hollister, she was an active member of Shephard of the Hills Episcopal Church and a charter member of the church's St. Margaret's Guild. She served as a member of the Skaggs Hospital Auxiliary and as a Red Cross volunteer. She was a member of the Branson-Hollister Lioness Club. Survivors include her husband, Jack, of Hollister; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Tomfeld, of Letts; one son, Robert J. Sansom, of Clovis, Calif.; one step-son, William E. Sansom, of Hollister, five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Her parents and a brother proceeded her in death. Memorials may be made to The National Ataxia Foundation, 750 Twelve Oaks Center, 15500 Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata, Minn., 55391.


Name: ISIAH SAUNDERS
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 25, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, March 4, 1911, page 10
ISIAH SAUNDERS---- ISIAH SAUNDERS EXPIRES TODAY ------------ AGED RESIDENT SUCCUMBS TO BRIGHTS DISEASE ------------ Had Been Confined to His Home Only One Week Although He Was Sick For A Year ------------ Isiah Saunders, 76 years old, died this afternoon at 2 o'clock at his residence, 117 Walter street. Death was due to Bright's disease and was not unexpected. He had been ill for over a year, although he was not confined to his bed longer than the past week. Mr. Saunders had been a resident of this city for over fifteen years and had a large circle of friends. He is survived by his widow and four children--Jesse Saunders at home, Mrs. Lee O'Connor of Ottumwa, Mrs. Allen Gates of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. George Dodge, Munroe, Mich.


Name: AURA A. SAWYER
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date Submitted: June 30, 2011
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal ”, Muscatine, IA February 4, 1956
Miss Aura A. Sawyer, 95, resident of Muscatine since 1872, died at 1:15 a.m. today at Bellvue hospital, following a several months illness. The Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements and services will be held there at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. --- The body will be taken this evening to the family home at 112 Locust street, where it will remain until Monday morning when it will be brought back to the funeral home for services. --- Miss Sawyer was born Dec 17, 1860, at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Stephen P. and Frances Phoebe Gillett Sawyer. She was the oldest member of the First Presbyterian church here, having held membership there since Dec. 22, 1875. --- Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Jennie S. day, 1122 Locust street; two nieces, Mrs. Aura Sawyer Durham of Greencastle, Ind., and Mrs. Maude Sawyer Ross of Muscatine; and two nephews S.G. Stein and Donald S. Day, both of Muscatine. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.


Name: S. P. SAWYER
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 28, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 23, 1911, page 10
S. P. SAWYER----- PROMINENT LOCAL RESIDENT IS DEAD ------------ S. P. SAWYER PASSED AWAY AT HOME EARLY THIS MORNING ------------ Was For Many Years Prominent In Mercantile And Industrial Circles Of The Pearl City ------------ S. P. Sawyer, for many years one of the most proninent and influential citizens of Muscatine, passed away shortly after midnight last night, at his home at 112 Locust street. The life of usefulness and service came to a close at 1:40 o'clock, and followed a prolonged illness. His departure from this life was not unexpected, as his condition was precarious for some time, and it was realized that his weakened constitution would not withstand the ravages of the ills which he suffered. Hie death was due to a complication of organic disorders,incident to advanced age.. He was taken ill last October and except for a brief time during the early part of the new year, he was bedfast.------ Is Regretted----- The announcement of the death of Mr. Sawyer was received with deep regret by the entire city today. For many years the deceased was very prominent in local business circles, and up to the time of his death he retained an interest in local commercial institutions. While not a pioneer resident, Mr. Sawyer has been prominently known in Muscatine since the early seventies. His activity, together with the support given him by business associates, brought to Muscatine one of the largest industrial institutions, the oatmeal mill, but had severed his connection with it before it was merged into the Great Western Cereal company. Following his advent to Muscatine, he engaged in the mercantile business, and later became identified with local industries and gained a position of prominence in banking circles. Mr. Sawyer combined honesty with integrity and these, together with his wisdom and foresight, enabled him to court the success which he enjoyed. He was highly esteemed and respected by all those with whom he was associated and his death removes from Muscatine, a man whose life was worthy of the most sincere emulation.----- Born In New England----- S. P. Sawyer was born in West Amesbury, Mass., January 13, 1832, and was a son of Stephen Sawyer and Sallie B. ( McQuesten ) Sawyer. His father was a native of Massachusetts and his mother of New Hampshire. S. P. Sawyer made his home in Massachusetts and New Hampshire until 1849, and was educated in the public schools of those states. At the age of 17 he went to Hamilton, Ontario, where he continued for 23 years engaging in the manufacture of agricultural implements, being the chief founder of the industry at that point, which has since grown to be the largest in its line throughout the dominion of Canada, now known as the Sawyer-Massey Agricultural Implement company. In 1871 he retired from the active management of the business, and has ever since resided in this city, with the exception of two years which he spent in California. Here he was for eighteen years a member of the firm of McQuesten/Sawyer, the partners retiring in 1894 in the interest of their sons, who then took charge of the business, organizing the McQuesten/Sawyer company. Since the death of the son, S. F. Sawyer, his interest was acquired by William McQuesten. On the 21st of June, 1863, Mr. Sawyer was united in marriage to Miss Frances Giillitt, a daughter of David Paul and Lucinda ( Hall ) Gillitt, a native of Newport, New Hampshire. She died March 18, 1897, after a long life of usefulness and unselfishness. ------Affiliations----- Mr. Sawyer held a membership in the Presbyterian church and for many years was one of its trustees. Politically he was in sympathy with the republican party. He was known as a good business man and a patriotic citizen and has always assisted to the extent of his ability in advancing the public interests. Through years of earnest endeavor he won success, and ranked as one of the substantial men of Muscatine, belonging to that class which leaves a permanent impress for all that is most desirable in American life. Mr. Sawyer was one of the organizers of the Muscatine oat meal company, and was at one time a director in the Muscatine National Bank, associated with G. A. Garrettson, J. B. Dougherty and others; but his interests were closely identified with the First National Bank, of which his son-in-law, Dr. S. G. Stein is the president and his son, F. P. Sawyer, one of it's directors. He is survived by four daughters and one son, who are, Ida S. Welker, wife of Colonel F. Welker, in whose honor the Welker Veteran Association was organized; Clara S. Stein, wife of Dr. S. G. Stein; Jean S. Day, wife of Lyle C. Day, cashier of the Hershey State bank; Miss Aura A. Sawyer, all of this city, and F. P. Sawyer, who has recently removed to Milford, Pa. One daughter, Armina Rosaline, preceded him in death, passing away at Hamilton, Ontario, at three years of age, and one son, Samuel F., died April 13, 1901, leaving his widow Nellie Stephens Sawyer, now assistant librarian at the P. M. Musser library.------- Funeral------ The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 0'clock from the family residence. Dr. J. N. Elliott, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will conduct the obsequies, which will conclude with the interment of the body at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: CHARLES SCHAINBURGER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Robyn Ashton
Date Submitted: July 10, 2000 1:40 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, December 27, 1941, page 3
Funeral Rites------- Charles Schainburger------- Last rites for Charles Schainburger, 81, native of Louisa county who died, Thursday at the county home, were held today at St. Mary's church with the Rev. Albert Goetzman of St. Ambrose college, Davenport, officiating. Pallbearers were Bert Roby, DeWayne Roby, George Holzhauer and Wilbur J. Roby. The Rev. Henry Sendbuehler, pastor of St. Mary's church, was in charge of the rites at the grave in St. Mary's cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Meyers Funeral Home


Name: AUGUST F. SCHAULAND
Submitted by: Steve Loose
Date submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2007
Source of Obituary:“MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, March 9, 1954
August F. Schauland , 84, log-time resident here, died Monday at his home, 314 gilbert St., after a brief illness. The son of Carl and Amelia Roloff Schauland, he was born in Germany on July 4, 1869 and had resided her for the past 67 years. He married Minna Homeier on November 30, 1892 in Muscatine. Mr. Schauland was a retired button worker. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Otto and Walter Schauland, both of Muscatine and Henry Schauland of Oakland, California; a brother, Theodore Schauland of Musctine; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Fetrow of Boise, Idaho, Mrs Anna Nicolay of Muscatine and Mrs. Helen Bretz of Rock Island; and three grandchildren. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich funeral home and services will be held Thursday. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


Name: MRS. EVA E. SCHLIPF
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, July 21, 1967, page 11
MRS. EVA E. SCHLIPF----Funeral services for Mrs. Eva E. Schlipf, 74, were held today at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Rev. Theodore Olsen officiated. Gary Freers was organist. Pallbearers were Steve Crow, Jack Roelle, James Swank and Jack Cottrell. Burial was at St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. Schlipf died Tuesday afternoon at the Muscatine General Hospital.


Name: HARRY SCHMELZER
Submitted by: Denise & Norma for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: January 5, 2005
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, December 27, 1966
HARRY SCHMELZER------- Harry Schmelzer, 66, died at 8:20 p.m. Christmas Day at Muscatine General hospital, following an extended illness. His home was at 412 McArthur St. He was born May 3, 1900 at Muscatine, the son of Henry and Mary Wagner Schmelzer and spent his life in Muscatine. He had been a former dairy farmer. He is survived by three brothers, Rudolph Schmelzer, Rockford, Illinois, and Ralph and Robert of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Swords and Mrs. Lloyd McCullough of Muscatine, and Mrs. Anna Clark of California. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: HENRY SCHMELZER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: March 18, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, November 29, 1929, page 13
Obituary-----Henry Schmelzer----Henry Schmelzer, 63, died at his home, 100 Foster street, at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, following a long illness with heart disease and asthma. Mr. Schmelzer was born in Muscatine, March 6, 1866, and had spent all his life here. He married Miss Mary Wagner, 43 years ago. Surviving are his widow: 10 children, Louis, Fred, Harry, Raymond, Ralph, Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, Violet Schmelzer, Mrs. Helen Schatte, all of Muscatine; John and Rudolph Schmelzer, both of Rockford; one brother, Louis of Muscatine; six sisters, Mrs. Mary Hayes of Illinois City, Ill., Mrs. Lyda Collins and Mrs. Louise Marshal, both of Des Moines; Mrs. Emma Bloomer, Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Lena O'Dell of Portland, Ore., and a sister, Kate, whose address is unknown. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Wittich Funeral Home and will be announced later.


Name: FRITZ M. SCHMARJE
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 1, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 26, 1969, page 16
Obituaries and Funerals-----FRITZ M. SCHMARJE----Funeral services will be held Monday at Zion Lutheran church for Fritz M. Schmarje, 79, of 996 Lucas, who died Thursday at Muscatine General hospital. Friends may call at the George M. Wittich funeral home. Rev. Fred Boyce, pastor of Zion Lutheran, will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Schmarje had been a resident of Muscatine since 1923. He was born Feb. 25, 1890, in Germany, the son of Juergen Heinrich and Margaretha Umlandt Schmarje. He married Marie Beckman in Germany. Surviving are the widow, Marie Schmarje, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Ann) Wolfe, Muscatine; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Matthias and J. Henry of Muscatine and John of Florida; four sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Mary) Meyer, Sweetland Twp., Mrs. Henry (Meta) Marx, Muscatine, Mrs. August (Dora) Knieriem, Ottuma, and Mrs. Katherine Dehlers, LaGrange, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and four sisters.


Name: ANNIE SCHMIDT
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: October 9, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 12, 1911, front page
MRS. ANNIE SCHMIDT---- PARALYTIC STROKE CAUSE OF DEATH ------------ MRS. ANNIE SCHMIDT SUCCUMBED THIS MORNING AT HOME ------------ Light Stroke Of Disease Received Last October and Second Last Saturday---Four Children ------------ As the result of a third paralytic stroke received this morning at 7 o'clock, Mrs. Annie Schmidt succumbed at her home, 614 East Ninth street, a half hour later. Mrs. Schmidt was about seventy-seven years of age and was born in Germany. She had lived in America a great many years, having been married here. She had been in poor health for the past several months, and received a second stroke of the disease, that caused her demise, on last Saturday, since which time she had been unable to speak, her entire left side being paralyzed. She was a conscientious member of the German Evangelical church. Her husband George Schmidt, passed away March 28, 1900, and she is survived by four children, Mrs. Anna Altmeder, of Orifino, Ida.; Mrs.Louise Brussort, of Fairport, George Schmidt, of Sweetland Center, and John Schmidt, of Muscatine. No arrangements for the funeral services have been made pending word from the daughter in Idaho, who is expected will be present.


Name: BESSIE SCHMIDT
Submitted by: Beverly S. Gerdts
Date Submitted: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 6:17 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, June 13, 1928
Mrs. Bessie Schmidt, formerly of Muscatine died at her home in Washingotn Ia, Wednesday night of Bright's disease. Bessie Hysell was the daughter of Capt. W. H. And Ida Hysell and was born in Galena, Ill., March 2 1874. She came to Muscatine with her parents when she was 14 years old and had made her home here since that time with the exception of the past four years when she resided in Washington. She was married to Oscar Schmidt May 20, 1891. He died several years ago. Surving are one son Rudolph of Washington, four sisters, Mrs John Wray of Wrayville, Ill.; Mrs G. A. Alexander, Mrs Fred Height and Mrs Herbert Bracewell all of Muscatine; one brother, W. W. Hysell of Erie Pa. The body arrived in Muscatine this morning and was taken to the home of her sister, Mrs Bracewell, 613 Hope Ave. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but are in charge of the Myers Funeral Home.


Name: CARL C. SCHMIDT
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: December 17, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, March 22, 1963, page 11
CARL C. SCHMIDT----Carl C. Schmidt, 86, of Pasadena, California, died Thursday in Pasadena. He was the former president of the Schmidt Muscic Co. in Davenport. He was born in 1877 here in Muscatine, Iowa. He married Stella Sargeant of Chicago, Illinois, who died in 1938. Until retiring in 1932, Mr. Schmidt was president of the Schmidt Music Stores in Davenport and Muscatine. While living in Davenport, he was active in affairs of the Calvary Baptist Church. Shortly after retiring, he moved to California. He leaves brothers Edward A. Schmidt, present executive of the music store and Herman Schmidt, Greenwich, Conn.


Name: CHRISTINE SCHMIDT
Submitted by: Webmaster for Alice Heinig
Date Submitted:Saturday, July 17, 2002 5:26 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 4, 1892, page 4
DIED.---- In the death of Mrs. Schmidt, Muscatine ? another ? and ? resident. Her maiden name was Christine Pf? and she was born at Heiden? Muehle, near Dienenthal? Nassan?, Germany. Here she grew to womanhood, married and lived until middle age, coming with her husband and family to this country and settling in Muscatine October 10?, 1854?, where she had since resided. She was raised in the Lutheran church and her life was devoted to her family. She was a thoroughly good woman, a true believer in the golden rule, and none knew her but to regard her affection and esteem. She had always enjoyed good health except a feebleness of the years incident to old age. The dreaded la grippe attacked her last year and year before, but both times she w? it. This time, however, her system was too enfebbied to withstand its fatal effect. She was taken sick Christmas day and yesterday fell peacefully asleep, the end of a well spent life.--- A brother in Germany, three sons, one daughter and eleven grandchildren will mourn her loss. Her husband, Christian Schmidt, died in 1887? and a daughter died in 1859?. The surviving children are Gustav, Herman, Ernst and Christiane, & Mrs. Deitrick, all of this city.--- The funeral is appointed for tomorroow afternoon at 1 o'clock, from the residence of Mayor Schmidt. Rev. Reinemund, of the Lutheran church, officiating.---(This obit was difficult to read from microfilm because of the poor condition of the page.)


Name: FRED SCHMIDT
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: August 31, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, August 1, 1940
Funeral services for Fred Schmidt, 86, a resident of the Lutheran Home here for the past ten years were held Wednesday in the chapel of the Lutheran Homes with the Rev. E. Holz, pastor of the Wilton Lutheran church, officiating. The orphan children sang both at the services at the chapel and at the grave. Burial was in the Lutheran Homes cemetery under the direction of the George M. Wittich Funeral home.


Name: HARRY SAMUEL SCHMIDT
Submitted by: Bonnie Fortson Pierce
Date Submitted: March 24, 2000 1:28 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., March 2, 1949
Harry Samuel Schmidt, 415 Fairview avenue, died Monday at Hershey hospital. Funeral rites were conducted at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals by Dr. Joseph Kennedy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Casket bearers were Ludy Bosten, D. Sheldon Schreurs, Harold Ogilvie, Charles Fuller, A. H. Freers and Hart Shield. Mrs. Ludy Bosten, Mrs. Fred Eichenauer, Mrs. Ed Rosenmund, Mrs. D. Sheldon Schreurs and Mrs. E. L. Ruthenberg were in charge of the flowers.


Name: MRS. KATE DORA SCHMIDT
Submitted by: Bonnie Fortson Pierce
Date Submitted: March 24, 2000 1:28 PM
Source of Obituary:MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, IA., March 3, 1924
Mrs. Kate Dora Schmidt, resident of Muscatine, died this morning following an extended illness at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Harriet Kelly, 901 West Fourth street. Death was due to cancer of eight years' duration. She was 73 years old. Mrs. Schmidt, formerly Miss Kate Dora Meyers, was born Dec. 12, 1850, in Little York, Pa., and came to this city with her parents when only three weeks old. She married Rudolph Schmidt Jan. 3, 1866, at Prairie Du Chien, Wis., to which union 10 children were born, two of whom preceded her in death. Her husband died March 9, 1920. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran church and received her early education in the Lutheran school. In her death, Muscatine loses one of its first settlers. Besides Mrs. Kelly, she is survived by six other daughters, Mrs. Laura Oliver, Mrs. Paulina Reynolds and Mrs. Emma Diercks, all of this city; Mrs. Clara Harrison of Antigo, Wis.; Mrs. Cora Harrison of Alliance, O., and Mrs. Ella Messett of Los Angeles, Calif., one son, Harry Schmidt, also of Muscatine, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements had not been made.


Name: OSCAR SCHMIDT
Submitted by: Beverly S. Gerdts
Date Submitted: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 6:17 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, September 11, 1917
After being confined to the house for the past 8 months by illness, Ocar Schmidt passed away at 11:45 last evening at his home, 326 Green Street. His death was caused by tuberculosis. Oscar Schmidt was born in Muscatine July 2 1871. He was a life long resident of Muscatine, and a member of the Yeoman lodge. During his illess, he joined the Friends Church. He was married in Muscatine, March 22, 1901 to Miss Mary Allman. Those surving the decendent are the wife; five children, Rudolph Schmidt of Washington Ia., Tacy, Robert, Oscar D. and Allison of this city; his parnets, Mr. and Mrs Rudolph Schmidt, residing on Monroe Street; one brother, Harry of this city amd seven sisters, Mrs. Cora Harrrison of Alliance, Ohio; Mrs. Ella Messet of Hamilton, Canada; Mrs. George Harrison of Rock Island, Mrs. John Diericks, Mrs. Pauline Reynolds, Mrs. William Oliver and Mrs. William Kelly, all of this city. The funeral will be held at ten O'clock tomorrow morning at the family residence, 326 Green Street. The Rev. C.J. Bowles of the Friends Church will officate. The internment will be in Greenwood cemetary.


Name: OSCAR D. SCHMIDT
Submitted by: Beverly S. Gerdts
Date Submitted: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 6:17 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, July 22, 1981
Oscar Schmidt---- Oscar D. Schmidt,69, 711 W. Mississippi Dr., died early this morning at this home. Services will be held Friday at the Foursquare Church. Rev. Gary Howse will officiate. Burial is in Greenwood Cemetary. Visitation will be Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home, where a memorial fund has been established. The son of Oscar and Mary S. Allman Schmidt, he was born June 23,1912, in Muscatine. He was a life resident of the surrounding area. His marriage to Shirley Strong took place Jan 29, 1955, in Davenport. He was a member of the Foursquare Church, the Full Gospel Business men and the Moose Lodge. He had owned Schmidt Auto Sales for 28 years and Schmidt Ice Sales from which he retired in 1978. Mr. schmidt was also a licensed minister at the Gospel Crusade in Bradenton Fla. Survivors include his wife; two sons Richard Lee of Missouri and Terrill J. of Colorado; Two daughters Mrs Arnold (Gloria) Wittman and Pamela Schmidt both of Muscatine; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one brother Allison of Muscatine. He is preceded in death by his mother, one sister, one brother, one daughter and a granddaughter.


Name: RUDIE SCHMIDT
Submitted by: Beverly S. Gerdts
Date Submitted: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 6:17 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, date of newspaper unknown
Rudie Schmidt 71, died Sunday evening September 1{1963} at the Muscatine General Hospital, following a three-month illness. His home was at 407 West Fifth Street in Muscatine, where he resided since moving 10 years ago from Washington. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Home at Washington, with the Rev. Richard Peterson in charge. Burial will be at the Elm Grove Cemetary at Washington. Mr. Schmidt was born in Muscatine March 9, 1892, the son of Oscar and Bessie Hysell Schmidt. He was raised in Muscatine and later studied chemstry in New York. On July 3 1916 he married in Washington to Margaret Burham. Mr. schmidt was member of the Baptist Church and the Washingotn Masonic Lodge. He was a button dyer and had worked at the American Pearl Button Co. in Washington for 38 1/2 years before coming to Muscatine. He was recently emplyoed at the Hawkeye Button Co. and was a button dyer for the Iowa Pearl Buttton Co, McKee Button Co, and Automatic Button Co. Survivors are his wife, three children Harold of Muscatine. Mrs Bessie Llewellyn of Washington ahd Mrs Betty Tobin of Ainsworth, eight grandchildren, three bothers Robert, Oscar and Allison all of Muscatine and one sister, Mrs. Tacy Schappert of Cedar Rapids.


Name: RUDOLPH SCHMIDT
Submitted by: Bonnie Fortson Pierce
Date Submitted: March 24, 2000 1:28 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., March 10, 1920
A stroke of apoplexy suffered Friday resulted in the death of Rudolph Schmidt, pioneer local resident and Civil war veteran, at his home, 100 Monroe street, at 9 o'clock Tuesday night. He was 84 years old. Rudolph Schmidt, the son of William and Katharine Schmidt, was born October 7, 1835, in Reunerod, Germany, and came to this country in 1856. January 3, 1858, he married Miss Kate Dora Meyers, to which union ten children were born, two of whom, Nellie and Oscar, preceded him in death. Mr. Schmidt was a bookkeeper for years and was also a well known musician, having taught music for many years. He was a member and organizer of Muscatine's first band and appeared with several well known minstrel organizations. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic church. He received his education in Germany. He served three years with the Seventh Iowa Regimental band during the Civil war and was honorably discharged at the close of hostilities. He was a member of the local G.A.R. post. In his death Muscatine loses on of its first settlers, Mr. Schmidt having same here when the town was called Bloomington. Besides his wife, he is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Laura Oliver of Muscatine, Mrs. Paulina Reynolds, Geneva Island, Mrs. Emma Diercks of Muscatine, Mrs. Clara Harrison of Crandon, Wis., Mrs. Cora Harrison, Alliance, Ohio, Mrs. Ella Messett of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Harriet Kelly of Muscatine; one son, Harry Schmidt of Muscatine, and one adopted son, Rudolph Schmidt, of Washington, Ia. Seventeen grandchildren, a brother and sister in Germany, and a cousin, Herman Schmidt of Davenport, also survive.


Name: CLAUS SCHMOLDT
Submitted by: Webmaster for Dave Kemper
Date Submitted: May 24, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, March 19, 1926, page 10
OBITUARY--- Claus Schmoldt---- Claus Schmoldt, 67, died at his home in Grandview township, eight miles southeast of Muscatine, at 6 o'clock last night, after an illness lasting all winter. Mr. Schmoldt was born in Hanover, Germany, Jan. 22, 1861, the son of Claus and Anna Bunger Schmoldt. In 1895 he came to this country, settling near Muscatine. He had lived at the present home for the past 25 years. He married Miss Netta Vogis in Hanover, May 25, 1885. He had been engaged in farming most of his life. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Fred and William, at home and two sisters, Mrs. John Boorn of Muscatine and Mrs. Katherine Schliting of Hanover, Germany. The body has been removed to the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where services will be held at a date to be announced later.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, March 20, 1926, page 2----OBITUARY---- Claus Schmoldt---- Funeral services for Claus Schmoldt, who died at his home in Grandview township, Thursday, will be held from the Fairbanks Home for Funerals tomorrow afternoon, in charge of the Rev. Ira Hawley. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. John Boorn of Muscatine is a daughter of Mr. Schmoldt, instead of a sister as was announced yesterday. He is also survived by one brother, Fred Schmoldt.----"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 22, 1926, page 2----OBITUARY---- Claus Schmoldt---- Funeral services for Claus Schmoldt who died at his home in Grandview township Thursday were conducted from the Fairbanks Home for Funerals yesterday afternoon with the Rev. Ira Hawley of the United Brethren church in charge. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Pallbearers were Dennis O'Brien, John Weber, Charles Johnson, Harrison Westbrook, Allen Shepard and William Wabnitz.


Name: INFANT DAUGHTER SCHUSTER
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen
Date Submitted: May 31, 2015
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, January 14, 1911, page 4
INFANT IS BURIED.--- Infant Daughter of Fred Schuster Passed Away. --- The infant daughter of Fred Schuster, of Clinton street, passed away yesterday at the family residence, and the remains were interred at Greenwood cemetery this afternoon. The child was born on November 25, 1910, and pneumonia is given as the cause of her death. The parents and one brother survive. ------Submitter's note: Named Nathalia Schuster in Index of Deaths


Name: FERDINAND SCHNECKLOTH
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: February 28, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, November 3, 1967, page 13
FERDINAND SCHNECKLOTH--WILTON---Ferdinand Schneckloth, 83, died Thursday evening at the Wilton Nursing home. He had lived at Wilton the past five years, and at Durant before that time. Born Dec. 15, 1883 at Bennett, Mr. Schneckloth was the son of Henry and Lizzie Sachow Schneckloth. He married Bertha Jensen Aug. 28, 1915 at Davenport. He was a member of the Lutheran church and a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife at Wilton; a son, Donald, at Wilton; a brother, Chris, Bennett; and two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Martha) Petersen, Sunbury; and Mrs. Clara Bartscher, Durant. Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Gill Memorial home, Wilton. Rev. Frederick Rolf of Rock Island will be in charge. The body is now at the Gill Memorial home and burial will be at the Davenport Memorial Park cemetery.


Name: HARRY P. SCHNEIDER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Date Unknown
HARRY P. SCHNEIDER, 78, Route 1, Box 361, died Thursday, March 26, 1992, at his farm. Services will be Saturday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jon Reutinger, John Carlson, Dean Schneider, Scott Reutinger, Greg Carlson and Kurt Grimm. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. MR. SCHNEIDER was born Feb. 13, 1914 in Cedar County, Iowa, a son of Richard and Amanda Peters Schneider. He had lived, for most of his life, in Muscatine County. On Feb. 29, 1935, he was united in marriage to Velma Van Zandt in Muscatine. He was a member of Sweetland United Methodist Church, Bloomington Grange, Muscatine County Farm Bureau and had been a 4-H leader for many years. He was a lifetime Muscatine County farmer. Survivors include one son, Wayne R. (and his wife Bette) Schneider of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Donna) Carlson of Muscatine; Mrs. Ramon (Betty) Reutinger of Morning Sun; and Mrs. Kay (Shirley) Grimm of Wilton; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lester (Edna) Schlapkohl of Durant. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on March 27, 1990 and one sister.


Name: VELMA SCHNEIDER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, March 27, 1990
VELMA SCHNEIDER, Route 1, Box 361, died early today at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Leland Eyres will officiate assisted by Paul Pennington. Organist will be Shirley Drake. Pallbearers will be Jon Reutinger, John Carlson, Dean Schneider, Scott Reutinger, Greg Carlson and Kurt Grimm. Honorary pallbearers will be Victoria Carlson-Casregola, Kim Fix, Kristina Pennington and Sue Reutinger. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Schneider was born June 10, 1914 at Nichols, a daughter of Sylvanus and Stella Zybarth Van Zandt. She was a life resident of the area. Her marriage to Harry P. Schneider took place Feb. 10, 1935 in Muscatine. She was a member of the Sweetland United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and Open Door Sunday School Class, Bloomington Grange, Muscatine County Farm Bureau Women, and the White Shrine. She was a graduate of Muscatine High School and was a long time leader of the Bloomington Best 4-H Club. Survivors include her husband, Harry; one son, Wayne R., of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Donna) Carlson, of Muscatine; Mrs. Ramon (Betty) Reutinger, of Morning Sun; and Mrs. Kay (Shirley) Grimm, of Wilton; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step-great-grandchild; one brother, Raymond Ray Van Zandt, of Letts; and one sister, Dorothy Gustas, of Davenport.


Name: CLARA E. SCHNEDLER
Submitted by: Judy Bratcher
Date Submitted: April 23, 2009
Source of Obituary: “Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa Wednesday, April 8, 1959
Wilton - MRS. CLARA EMMA SCHNEDLER, 78, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Shea, 420 E. 3rd Street. --- The daughter of Benjamin and Laura Shaw, she was born May 1, 1880 at North Platte, Nebraska . A resident of Wilton for 14 years. Mrs. Schnedler was a former resident of Dallas City, Illinois. --- She was twice married, first to George Clayton, June 13, 1897, at North Bend, Nebraska. After Mr. Clayton's death, she was married to Mr. Schnedler. --- She was a member of the Methodist Church. --- Survivors include a son, Frank Clayton, and 2 daughters, Mrs. George Haden and Mrs. Lester Carlson, all of San Francisco, CA. Two other daughters, Mrs Floyd Atwell, Wataga, Illinois, Mrs. Ben Shea of Wilton, eight grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by a daughter Mildred and a son Raymond. --- Funeral Services will be held Thursday at the Gill Memorial Home in Wilton. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery at Wilton.


Name: MINNA KREUGER SCHNELL
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: August 31, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday May 16, 1942
Minna Kreuger Schnell, 81 resident of this community for the past 30 years, died suddenly al the Lutheran Homes today. The daughter of Henry and Minna Krueger, she was born March 4, 1881 in Grossnchmrow, Germany and resided at Giddings, Tex., before coming here. She was married to Karl Schnell in Germany in 1911. She was of the Lutheran faith. Her parents and husband preceded her in death and there are no immediate survivors. --- Funeral rites will held at the Lutheran Homes Monday, conducted by the Rev. Elmer S. Nicholson, superintendent. The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral home. Burial will be in the Lutheran Homes cemetery. ------------------- Muscatine Journal Tuesday May 19, 1942 ------------- Services for Minna Kreugcr Schnell, whose death occurred at the Lutheran Homes, were held at the homes at 2 p. m. Monday under supervision of the George M. Wittich Funeral home. The Rev. Elmer S. Nicholson, superintendent was in charge. Burial was in the Lutheran Homes cemetery.


Name: KATHERINE KASPER SCHOO
Submitted by: Elizabeth Harper Casillas
Date Submitted: February 17, 2007
Source of Obituary: "THE DAILY TIMES", Davenport, Iowa - Monday December 19, 1960 - page 6
MRS. SCHOO DIES; FUNERAL IS WEDNESDAY--- MRS. BERNARD SCHOO, 83, of 1421 W. 7th St., Davenport, died Sunday in Mercy Hospital. A native of Muscatine, the former Katherine Kasper was married to Mr. Schoo in April, 1902, in St. Joseph's Church, Davenport. He died in 1930. Mrs. Schoo had been a resident of Davenport for the last 60 years. She is survived by a son, Kenneth E. Schoo, Davenport; two sisters, Miss Nettie Kasper and Mrs. Mary Bishop; a brother, Joseph Kasper, all of Muscatine; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. Friends may call at the Halligan Funeral Home this evening.


Name: LORENE G. SCHNOOR
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, December 30, 2004
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, November 23, 2004, page 5A
Lorene Schnoor---- DURANT, Iowa - Lorene G. Schnoor, 79, Durant, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at Healthcrest at Ridgecrest, Davenport. The Rev. Nancy Hoelter will officiate the services. Musical selections will be provided by Mabyn Fox, organist. Burial will be at Durant Cemetery, Durant. Mrs. Schnoor was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Scott County, the daughter of Henry and Velma Stoldt Doerscher. She married John O. Schnoor Sept. 12, 1946, in Davenport. He preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1984. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Durant, and the Durant Garden Club. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, flowers, baking and entertaining. Survivors include a daughter, Nila Dahlin of Durant; a son, Gary Schnoor of Knoxville; two sisters, Joyce Claussen and husband Bud of Davenport and Geraldine Petersen and husband Ed of Wyoming; three grandsons, John Dahlin, Matthew Schnoor and Mark Schnoor. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Kevin Schnoor; and a brother, Edwin "Bud" Doerscher --------Submitters' Note: I'm not relation.


Name: HENRY SCHRAUTEMEYER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, July 25, 1906
OLD RESIDENT PASSES AWAY LAST EVENING--------- Had Been Failing for Some Time- Was a Native of Germany and Was Almost 69 Years of Age ------------- Henry Schrautemeyer, Sr. , one of the oldest and best known citizens of Muscatine, died last evening at 5:45 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Roberts, of 518 West Seventh street. Mr. Schrautemeyer, who was in his 79th year, had been failing for some time and for the past few weeks had been confined to his room, death being expected for some time by those who realized the critical condition of the old gentleman. Yesterday afternoon at about 3 o'clock he sank into a stupor and died last night without regaining consciousness. Mr. Schrautemeyer, during his residence here, endeared himself to his neighbors and all with whom he came in contact and his death will be regretted by a large circle of friends and relatives. ----------- Decedent was a native of Germay and was born in Westphalia on May 1, 1838. Upon attaining his majority, Mr. Schrautemeyer left his native land and came to America, locating first in St. Louis, Mo., in 1859. There he was married to Margaret Grelle Jasper, in November, 1865, and the family moved to Muscatine in September 1873. For many years Mr. Schrautemeyer was a faithful employe of the Hershey Lumber company. He was an upright, industrious citizen, but in recent years, owing to his age, had been on the retired list. His wife preceded him to the grave, having died in February, 1890. ------------ The surviving children who mourn his departure are five sons and five daughters. They are a stepson, August Jasper, and four sons, Henry Schrautemeyer, Jr., Anthony, John and Frank Schrautemeyer. The daughters are Mrs. Frank Binhuff, Mrs. Harry Roberts, Mrs. Joseph Haines, Mrs. George Criner, and Miss Maud Schrautemeyer, all of this city. ----------- Mr. Schrautemeyer was a lifelong member of the Catholic church, and the funeral will be held from St. Mary's church Monday morning at 9 o'clock and the body will be laid to rest in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: MARGARET SCHRAUTEMEYER
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE EVENING JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, February 3, 1890
DIED------ At the home, No. 518 west Seventh street, Saturday, Feb. 1, 1890, at 7 p. m. of paralysis of the brain. MRS. MARGARET SCHRAUTEMEYER , aged 44 years, 10 months and 2 days. The funeral is appointed for to-morrow morning at nine o'clock from St. Mary's church.


Name: BERT SCHREURS
Submitted by: Phyllis Hazen (of no relation)
Date submitted: October 31, 2009
Source of obituary: “The Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 11, 1912, page 4
REMAINS OF YOUNG MAN ARRIVE HERE - BODY OF BERT SCHREURS WILL BE INTERRED TUESDAY.-- Death Occurred on the S. S. Alki As He Was Enroute to Seattle – Due To Heart Disease. -- The remains of Bert Schreurs who died at sea aboard the S. S. Alki on March 3, arrived in this city this morning accompanied by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Schreurs. Mr. Schreurs was taken ill while enroute to Seattle, Wash., when his death occurred. His demise was due to heart disease. Mr. Schreurs was in his 29th year at the time of his departure from this life be having been born on May 15, 1882. --- The funeral will be held at one o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Schreurs at 606 East Fourth St. Dr. L. H. Grigsby, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the service and interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery. --- The pall-bearers who are cousins of the decedent will be the following: Arthur Freers, Harry Schreurs, Sheldon Schreurs, Wilbur Hendricks, Edward Priester and Charles Nyenhuis.


Name: MRS. CATHERINE E. SCHROEDER
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: September 27, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 23, 1911, page 5
CATHERINE E. SCHROEDER----- DEATH CLAIMS MRS. GEORGE SCHROEDER ------------ PROMINENT SOUTH END WOMAN DIED YESTERDAY ------------ A Resident of This City for Almost 29 Years, Mrs. Schroeder Had Many Friends ------------ Mrs. Catherine E. Schroeder, wife of George Schroeder, Sr., succumbed to an illness of over six months duration yesterday afternoon shortly after 4 o'clock at the family residence, 610 Bismarck street. She was one of the best known German women in South Muscatine and had an extensive friendship throughout the city. She was 55 years old. Ever since coming to this city, over a quarter of a century ago, she was a member of the German Methodist Episcopal church and was one of it's leading workers. The funeral will take place from the family residence at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon and 2 o'clock from the church she loved so well during the years she was in Muscatine. The Rev. William C. Schultze, the pastor, will conduct the services. Mrs. Schroeder was a native of Germany, having been born in Frieburg, Hanover in 1856. She was married to George Schroederjust 29 years ago, both coming to this country immediately afterwards. They made Muscatine their home ever since. To survive her are her husband and five children, George, Frederick, Edward and Charles Schroeder, and Mrs. Mary Eberling.


Name: EDWARD A. SCHROEDER
Submitted by: the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 30, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 3, 1964, page 10
EDWARD A. SCHROEDER---Edward A. Schroeder, 72, of 2009 Mulberry Ave., died at 5 p.m. Thursday at Muscatine General hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Schroeder was born Nov. 19, 1891, at Toronto, Ia., the son of William H. and Augusta Thoeming Schroeder. He had been at Muscatine resident since 1960, and had previously lived at Montpelier since the age of 17. Mr. Schroeder had been a farmer. Leaving the farm and moving to Montpelier in 1920, he purchased and operated a general store and postoffice for 15 years. Later he returned to farming in Orono and Bloomington Twp., until his retirement in May 1960, when he moved to Muscatine. Mr. Schroeder was married April 10, 1912, at Buffalo, to Josephine Rinnert. Surviving are the widow, Josephine Schroeder, at home; one brother, Fred C. Schroeder; and one sister, Mrs. Henry Henke, both of Muscatine; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, one son, and two sisters. The body is now at the George M. Wittich funeral home, where services will be held Monday. Rev. E. I. Hageman will officiate. Interment will be at the Blue Grass cemetery.


Name: HANS DETLEF SCHROEDER
Submitted by: Sandra Schroder Tennyson
Date Submitted: March 25, 2000 2:17 PM
Source of Obituary: "DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT 09 Feb 1887 (Scott County Iowa)
A letter from Mr. E. A. Albee speaks of the demise of Hans D. Schroeder, formerly of this county. His death occurred in Pleasant Prairie, Muscatine County at 8:30 o'clock last Saturday morning. He was the oldest person in the township. The letter states that 'he was born in Holstein on the 18th of April, 1800, and was, therefore, almost 87 years old at the time of his death. He came to America in 1857, and settled in Scott county, where he resided until 1870 when he removed to this township, built a comfortable little home on the farm of his son, John D., retired from active labor, and has since lived there comfortably, dividing his time among his children and redering himself useful and agreeable to all with whome he came in contact. He was a sober, honest, industrious man and highly respected by all who knew him. He was twice married. He leaves a widow, seven children, forty-one grand children, and eleven great grandchildren to mourn his loss. Editor's Notes: He lived and died in Muscatine county but is buried in the Blue Grass Cemetery. By the way was spelled SCHRÖDER in Germany, but the "e" before the "D" was added when the family came to the US. Three of Hans' sons put the new "E" in, my great grandfather kept the original spelling! Fun to research the families!!


Name: DOROTHY H. SCHUESSLER
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, September 1, 2005 4:22 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, August 5, 2005
Dorothy Schuessler---- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Dorothy H. Schuessler of Muscatine died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty. The Rev. Don Swanson will officiate the services. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Schuessler was born in Muscatine County, the daughter of Ben and Emma Giese Sindt. She married Raymond W. Schuessler on June 23, 1956, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death in 2000. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister, Gertrude A. Schuessler of Muscatine; and a sister-in-law, Lucille Beatty of West Liberty; and 12 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Raymond Sindt; and a sister, Bernice Bierman. -----Submitters' Note: No relation


Name: CHRISTEN SCHUETT
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: September 7, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday Oct. 28, 1921
Christen Schuett, an inmate of the Lutheran Old People's home on the Burlington road, died at that institution Thursday night at 11:45 o'clock. Senility was given as the cause of his death. He was 71 years of age. The deceased was born in Germany. September 10, 1850. He was a resident of Rock Island for many years and came to the home about four years ago. He was unmarried and leaves no near relatives so far as the officials of the home can learn. Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday. Burial will be made in the orphans' home cemetery. ----------------- Muscatine Journal, Oct. 29, 1921 ------------- Funeral services over the remains of Christen Schuett, Inmate of the Lutheran Old Peoples home who died Thursday night, were held from the home this afternoon, at 2 o'clock. The Rev. P. Pempoit, superintendent of the home conducted the services. Burial was made in the Orphans home cemetery.


Name: CONRAD WILLIAM SCHULTZ
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, September 5, 1907, page 4
PASSES AWAY AFTER PROLONGED ILLNESS---CONRAD WILLIAM SCHULTZ DIES AT HOME THIS MORNING.----Has Been Suffering For Number of Years With Stomach Trouble-Will Be Buried Tomorrow. Conrad William Schultz, a well known resident of South Muscatine, passed away this morning at his home on Oregon street. He has been ill for some time but it was not thought that his condition was serious until several days ago and the announcement of his death will be a shock to his large circle of friends. The cause of his death was an attack of stomach trouble. He was born in this city on August 1st, 1870, and has lived here continuously since that time. He is survived by his mother, two brothers and one sister. He was unmarried. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock from the family residence. Rev. J. Jans will have charge of the services. Interment will be made In Greenwood cemetery.


Name: JOHN SCHULTZ
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, July 25, 1901, Page 7
Overcome by Excessive Heat and Died----- John Schultz, an aged gardener of Drury township fell prey to the excessive heat of yesterday and died in the shade of a tree on his own premises at 9 o’clock a.m. Mr. Schultz had been missing from his home since the previous afternoon but presuming he had crossed the river to pay Muscatine a visit his wife instituted no search till yesterday morning, when his prostrate form was found lying in the broiling sun in the garden. After calling assistance of neighbors, Mrs. Schultz had him carried to the shade of a nearby tree and then called Dr. Berdle, who was found in Illinois City. Before he arrived, however, the unfortunate man had expired, having never regained conscienceless. He was clad in woolen undergarments and stockings and wore a heavy coat and trousers and the presumption is that he succumbed to the excessive heat, or that it brought on an attack of paralysis. Mr. Schultz was about 74 years of age and is survived by a wife and several children. The funeral is appointed to take place Friday morning, the cortege leaving the residence at 9 o’clock. Services will be held at the cemetery. Interment in Greenwood.----Submitters' Note: Schultz, John: 1827- 24 July 1901


Name: LOUIS EUGENE SCHULTZ
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday 11 April 1977
LOUIS EUGENE SCHULTZ , 75, 614 Climer St., died Saturday (April 9th) at the Muscatine General Hospital following an extended illness. Services will be held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Schultz was born May 11, 1901 in Muscatine, the son of Charles H. and Margaret Butcher Schultz. He was a life resident of Muscatine. He married Elsie Cline. She preceded him in death. He later married M. Florence Bryant. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include his wife; one step-son, Rev. C.E. Bryant, Gary Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Marilyn) Meyers, Nichols; four grandchildren; four great-granchildren; and one brother, Vernon A. Schultz, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, one son and one brother.


Name: MARTHA ELIZABETH (CLOBUS) SCHULTZ
Submitted by: Ed Hintermeister
Date Submitted: Friday, December 15, 2006
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 29, 1914
PIONEER RESIDENT CALLED BY DEATH MRS. MARTHA E. SCHULTZ SUCCUMBS THIS MORNING.-----Aged Resident of South Muscatine Passes Away Early This Morning After Short illness. Mrs. Martha E. Schultz, a pioneer resident of this city, passed away about midnight at her home on Oregon street after an illness at the home of her son, George Schultz, 1311 Oregon street. Senility was the cause of the death, and Mrs. Schultz had only been ill since Sunday evening. Martha Elizabethm Clobus was born in Rena, Hessen, Germany, October 4, 1828. She came to America in 1856, coming almost directly to this County where she has made her home for the past 58 years. She was united in marriage with, John Schultz in 1859. To this union were born nine children two of whom died in infancy, and one William C. Schultz, who passed away about seven years ago. She is survived by four sons, John F. Schultz, of Kenneth, Kansas; Theodore Schultz, of Alaska; Charles Schultz of this city, and George Schultz, at whose home she passed away, also two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Krieger, of Fruitland township, and Mrs. Elizabeth Andress, of Wilton. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the German Evangelical church, after a short service at 1 o’clock at the home. The Rev. Wm. Marten will officiate. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.


Name: SOPHIA SCHULTZ
Submitted by: June Welsch (of no relation)
Date Submitted: August 31, 2009
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday April 24, 1911
UNCONSCIOUS TEN HOURS THEN DIES MISS SCHULZE PASSKS AWAY AT GERMAN LUTHERAN HOME - Heart Trouble Causes Death - In Apparent Good Health Twelve Hours Before Demise. --- Miss Sophia Schultz died Sunday morning at the age of 76 years, after an Illness of less than twenty-four hours. Her demise, although not entirely unexpected, came with a suddenness as to shock her friends of the German Lutheran home, where she had been an inmate for the last twelve years. --- She performed her accustomed duties Saturday evening and gave no warning that she was near death. Late that night she became unconscious passed away about or twelve hours later. Heart trouble, with which she had been a sufferer for several years, caused her death. --- To survive her, she leaves one sister in Burlington. Awaiting word from the latter, the funeral will be held either tomorrow morning or afternoon ---------------------- Muscatine Journal Tuesday April 25, 1911 ---------------- Miss Sophia Schutz, whose death occurred at the German Lutheran Home, Sunday morning, was 'buried this 'morning in the home cemetery. The Rev. H. Reinomund conducted the funeral services. Miss Schultz's sister, Mrs. Melmke accompanied by her husband, arrived this morning from her home near Burlington and attended the obsequies.


Name: JACOB SCHUMACHER
Submitted by: Denise and Norma for the webmaster
Date Submitted: Sunday, April 3, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, April 17, 1905
JACOB SCHUMACHER-------ANSWERS ROLL-------An Old Soldier Goes to His Reward Saturday Evening-------At 8 o'clock Saturday evening occurred the death of Jacob Schumacher at the home of his nephew, J. A. Hass, of Fruitland township. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. After spending his life in this world trying to to good to those around him, death came Saturday to take him to the final roll above, to that land of sunshine and happiness. Being a man of great cheerfulness he will be missed by many friends, who with the family are left to mourn his death. Jacob Schumacher was born on September 1, 1918, thus attaining the age of 86 years, five months and 17 days. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at Nichols, where the interment will be made. The remains will be taken to Nichols tomorrow morning.


Name: WILLIAM J. SCHUMACHER
Submitted by: Webmaster for Julie
Date Submitted: January 5, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 20, 1930, page 3.
OBITUARY.---- William J. Schumacher.------ William J. Schumacker, 53, died at his home, 601 West Seventh street, at 3 o'clock this morning, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Schumacher, was born in Germany, Jan.? 10, 1879, coming to St. Joseph, Mo., when he was three years old. For the past six years, he has made his home in Muscatine. He married Mrs. Mary Bartholomew, 14 years ago. He was a member of St. Mathias church. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Ethel and Mildred Schumacher, both of Muscatine; a stepson, Joseph Bartholomew of Rock Island, Ill.; two brothers, Edward and Henry, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Schoenberg and Mrs. Bernadine Rooster, St. Joseph, Mo.; his father, Herman Schumacher, St. Joseph, Mo. The body will remain at the home until Friday, when it will be sent to St. Joseph, Mo., where funeral services will probably be held Monday. The Meyers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangemnets.


Name: EMMA SCHWAB
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, February 6, 1920
Emma Schwab---- An illness of only one week's duration terminated at 7:45 o'clock last evening in the death of Miss Emma Schwab, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schwab, of 201 Buell street. A brief illness of pneumonia, superinduced by influenza, caused her death. Her condition was reported greatly improved, but yesterday noon she took a turn for the worse. News of her death came as a distinct shock to her large circle of friends. Emma Schwab was born in Muscatine, September 28, 1883, and spent the greater part of her life here. For more than seven years she had been employed at the Record Printing company. She was an active member of St. Mary's church and of the Young Women's Sodality of that church. Besides her parents, five brothers and two sisters survive - Louis, Joseph and Frank Schwab of Davenport; Will Schwab, now of Salt Lake City; Henry Schwab, who recently returned after three years spent on the coast; Mrs. D. J. Cotter of Morning Sun, and Lena Schwab, at home. Funeral services over the remains will be conducted from the family home at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon and will be private. The Rev. P. Kleinfelder of St. Mary's church will have charge of the services. Interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery. The family requests no flowers be sent.


Name: JACOB J. SCHWAB
Submitted by:Sharon Cole Tutt
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:29 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 2, 1970
Jacob J. Schwab--- Jacob J. Schwab, 76, 418 Liberty, died at 9:25 a.m. today at Muscatine General Hospital after a short illness Funeral services will be held Monday at St. Mary’s church. The rosary will be Sunday at the Riley Funeral Home where visitation will begin Saturday morning. Burial will be in the Rock Island Arsenal cemetery. Mr. Schwab was born February 4, 1893, at Muscatine, the son of Michael and Mary Yost Schwab. He was a life resident of Muscatine. He married Cora Kindler October 16, 1924 at Muscatine. Mr. Schwab was a veteran of World War I and served in the Mexican border campaign. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Neil (Carol) Brown, Muscatine: and five grandchildren. Also a sister, Mrs. Charles (Clara) Henderson, Muscatine. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.


Name: JOHN J. SCHWAB
Submitted by:Sharon Cole Tutt
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:29 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, March 1, 1955
John Schwab, 64, Lifelong Local Resident Dies----- Funeral services have been arranged for John J. Schwab, 64, life resident of Muscatine, who died suddenly of a heart attack at 9:45 p.m., Monday, at his home, 1143 Lucas Street. The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. Requiem High Mass will be held Thursday at St, Mary’s church with the Rev. J. J. Schoenfelder acting as celebrant. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Wednesday. Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery. Mr. Schwab was born October 23, 1899 in Muscatine, the son of Michael J. and Mary Yost Schwab. His marriage to Sinnie Beukenhorst took place here on January 19, 1916. He was the foreman of the Automatic Button Company, having been with the company since 1908. Mr. Schwab was a member of St. Mary’s church and of the Elk’s Lodge. Surviving are his wife at home, one son, John M. Schwab; two daughters, Mrs. Vernon Walters and Mrs. Fred Graham, and one brother, Jacob Schwab, all of Muscatine; three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Kurriger of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Irvin Willhite and Mrs. Charles Henderson, Muscatine; and six grandchildren. His parents, five brothers and one sister preceded him in death.


Name: LENA SCHWAB
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL”, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, January 12, 1987
Lena Schwab, 100 , formerly of 1415 Buell St., died Sunday at the Muscatine Care Center following an extended illness. Services are Wednesday. at St. Mary's Church. The Rev. Walter Helms will officiate. Organist is Beverly Weber. Pallbearers are William Cotter, Charles Cotter, Richard Schwab, Carl Schwab, Robert Schwab and Frank Schwab. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday at the Riley Funeral Home. The daughter of Louis and Mary Becke Schwab was born Feb. 7, 1886 at Keswick. She had resided here for most of her life. She was a member of the church, the Altar and Rosary Society and had been employed by the Lowe Jewelry Co. in Muscatine and later by the Record Printing Co. She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.


Name: LOUIS SCHWAB
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, October 21, 1933
Schwab Rites to Be Held Monday---- Rites for Muscatine Man Who Died Friday Scheduled at St. Mary's Church. ---- Final services for Louis Schwab, Sr. , 81, whose death occurred at Bellevue hospital Friday morning, will be conducted at St. Mary's church here Monday. Mr. Schwab had been a member of that church from the time it was built and while a young man helped in the building of it. Mr. Schwab worked as a teamster and a farmer retiring several years ago. He had resided at the family residence, 201 Buell street, for the past 22 years. He had been in poor health for the past year when high blood pressure and other complications due to advanced age resulted in an emergency operation Friday morning. Mr. Schwab was president of the Muscatine Roman Catholic Mutual Protective society until the time it merged with the Royal Union. He had also served as president of St. Joseph's Aid society, which disbanded some years ago. The body is at the Meyers Funeral home. Burial will be in the family lot in St. Mary's cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mary Schwab; seven children, Louis Schwab, Jr., Joseph and Frank Schwab, Davenport, Mrs. D. J. Cotter, Moline; Lena, Henry and William Schwab, Muscatine; a step-sister, Mrs. John Nester, Muscatine. Louis Schwab was born July 21, 1852 at Grunau, near Niesce, province Schlazien, Germany, the son of Louis and Lena Schwab. He came to America with his parents in 1855, landing in New Orleans. After a shot residence in St. Louis, the family came to Muscatine. Mr. Schwab married Mary Becke, Oct. 26, 1875. Two children, Agnes and Emma, preceded Mr. Schwab in death.


Name: MRS. MARGARET SCHWAB
Submitted by:Sharon Cole Tutt
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:29 AM
Source of Obituary: "EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, March 6, 1899
DIED---- Mrs. Margaret Schwab, aged 84 years, died at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. John Starke, 3 miles up the river road at 10:30 o’clock Saturday night, of old age. She was born in Baeraen, Germany, in 1815, where she was united in marriage with Michael Schwab, immigrating to this country in 1862 and locating in this county, where she has since resided. Seven children were born to them, five still surviving: Mrs. Barbara Bernius, Mrs. Elizabeth France, Mrs. John Stark, Jacob Schwab and Michael Schwab. All reside in this county with the exception of Mrs. France who is now living in Davenport and Jacob now residing in New Mexico. She lived to see eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Deceased retired Saturday night about 9:30 o’clock, in her usual health, and by 10:30 she was discovered to be growing quite qeak and soon expired, leaving this world in a very peaceful and easy state of mind. She was always a devoted Christian and indulgent mother. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. The funeral will be held at St. Mary’s Church tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 9 o’clock.


Name: MRS. MARY SCHWAB
Submitted by:Sharon Cole Tutt
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:29 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, February 1, 1934
Mrs. Schwab, 71, Called in Death---- Short Illness Fatal to Muscatine Woman; Funeral Services on Sunday---- Mrs. Mary Schwab, 71, died at her home, 1143 Lucas Street, early this morning after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Mary’s church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday by the Rev. Father N. J. Peiffer. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. The body will remain at the home until services. Surviving are her husband, Michael Schwab; three sons, John Schwab, Philip and Jacob Schwab; four daughters, Mrs. O. Kurriger, Mrs. Charles Henderson, Mrs. K. Wetzel and Mrs. Ada Steinbaugh; 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.------Muscatine Journal – Muscatine, Iowa---- Services Held for Mrs. Mary Schwab---- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Schwab, whose death occurred Friday at her home, 1143 Lucas Street, were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s church by the Rev. Father N. J. Peiffer. Burial was in St, Mary’s cemetery. Pallbearers were George Hoffman, Irvin Wilhite, Elmer Schwartz, Jack Luellen, Mike Fahy and Ed Kelley. Flower attendants were Jeannett Douglass, Monica Robinson, Irene George and Geraldine Roth.


Name: MARY BECKE SCHWAB
Submitted by: Elizabeth Wrocklage
Date submitted: June 24, 2007
Source of Obituary: “THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL & NEWS-TRIBUNE”, Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, April 20, 1937
OBITUARY - The Muscatine Journal & News Tribune, Mrs. Louis Schwab , 84-year-old pioneer Muscatine resident, died at her home, 201 Buell street, Monday night. She suffered a stroke of paralysis while working in her garden Monday morning, remaining in a coma throughout the day. Mary Becke , daughter of Henry and Anna Becke, was born in Muscatine Oct. 26, 1852. She was married to Louis Schwab on her twenty-third birthday, Oct. 26, 1875. Nine children were born to this union, her husband and two children preceding her in death. Surviving are five sons, Louis, Joseph and Frank Schwab of Davenport and Henry and William of Muscatine; two daughters, Mrs. D. J. Cotter of Moline, Ill, and Lena Schwab, at home. The following brothers and sisters also survive, Henry Becke of Davenport, George Becke of Muscatine, Mrs. Robert Boldt of Biloxi, Miss., and Miss Carrie Becke of Muscatine. Mrs. Schwab was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church. The body is at the Meyers Funeral home where it will remain until burial services are held at St. Mary's church on Thursday. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery.


Name: MICHAEL SCHWAB
Submitted by:Sharon Cole Tutt
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:29 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, October 29, 1940
Michael Schwab, Pioneer Local Resident, Dies---- Michael Schwab, 93, pioneer local resident, died at 12:55 p. m. in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Henderson, 1200 Park Drive, after a several months illness. Mr. Schwab was born April 30, 1847 in Germany. Coming to this country when a child, he had been a resident of Muscatine since he was five years of age. He married Mary Yost in St. Mary’s church here. His wife preceded him in death, as did one son, Henry, who died in infancy. Surviving are seven sons and daughters, John and Jacob Schwab, Mrs. Irving Willhite, and Mrs. Albert Wetzel, all of Muscatine: Philip of Chicago and Mrs. Olive Kurriger of Milwaukee, Wis. Twenty-two grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday from St. Mary’s church, with the Rev. N. J. Peiffer officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery here. The body has been returned to the Henderson home on Park Drive where the Rosary will be recited Friday. Arrangements are in charge of the Meyers Funeral Home.


Name: PHILIP F. SCHWAB
Submitted by:Sharon Cole Tutt
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:29 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, January 19, 1950
Philip Schwab, Native of City, Dies In Chicago----- Philip F. Schwab, 63, formerly of Muscatine, died at Chicago at 11:55 p.m. Thursday after a short illness. His home was at 6530 Cornell Drive, Chicago. Mr. Schwab was born in Muscatine, the son of Michael and Mary Yost Schwab, and he lived here until 30 years ago when he went to Rock Island and later to Chicago, Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Esther Bluem Schwab; two brothers, John and Jacob Schwab of Muscatine; four sisters, Mrs. Albert Wetzel, Mrs. Irvin Willhite, and Mrs. Charles Henderson, all of Muscatine, and Mrs. Ollie Kurriger, Milwaukee. The Rosary will be recited at Chicago tonight and the body will then be brought to Muscatine and to the Riley Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited there Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at St. Mary’s church by the pastor, the Rev. Father J. J. Schoenfelder. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Name: SINNIE SCHWAB
Submitted by:Sharon Cole Tutt
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:29 AM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, July 27, 1995
Sinnie Schwab---- Sinnie Schwab, 104, died Wednesday evening, July 26, 1995, at the Community Care of America at Muscatine. Services will be Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The rev. David Bergevin will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Mrs. Schwab was born October 5, 1890, in Muscatine, a daughter of John and Nellie VanZyl Beukenhorst. She married John J. Schwab on January 19, 1916, in Muscatine. She was a member of First Baptist Church since 1915. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Margaret) Walters of Muscatine; a sister, Margaret Freese of Muscatine; six grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, several step grandchildren and three great –great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1955; one son, John; one daughter, Velma; seven brothers and one sister.


Name: HENRY C. SCHWAKE
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date Submitted: February 2, 2012
Source of Obituary: " Muscatine Evening Journal”, Muscatine, IA., Wed. December 30, 1896 pg 3
Death of Henry C. Schwake – With the announcement of the death of Henry C. Schwake, which occurred last evening a 7:30 o’clock, at his home, 1209 East Eleventh street, Muscatine loses another long-time and highly respected citizen, a pioneer and a man whose integrity and uprightness cannot be questioned. Mr. Schwake had been in failing health for a long time but his decline became positive and sure during the past few weeks and his demise was only a question of time. --- Mr. Schwake was born January 3rd, 1815, in Hanover, Germany. At the age of 21 years he emigrated to America and took up his abode in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Danguev in April, 1844. He next settled in the state of Indiana, remaining there until 1862, when he came to Iowa and located in Muscatine, where he has since remained. For the past twenty years deceased has lead a retired life. --- Besides his widow, deceased is survived by three children, Henry F. Schwake, of this city, Carl Eaggers, of Roseland, La., and Mrs. Claus Koll, the two former being adopted children. --- Deceased was a consistent member of the German Baptist Church. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, from the house.


Name: MRS. HENRY C. SCHWAKE
Submitted by: Lynn McCleary (of no relation)
Date Submitted: February 2, 2012
Source of Obituary: " Muscatine Journal”, Muscatine, IA., Friday, August 12, 1898 pg 1
Death of Mrs. Henry C. Schwake – N. Rosenberger received a message this morning from Indianapolis from F. R. McCabe announcing he death of Mrs. Henry C. Schwake, formerly of this city, at four o’clock last evening. The funeral was held at Indianapolis today, and the body will be brought to this city for interment, leaving Indianapolis this evening, the funeral here and interment taking place tomorrow morning. --- Mrs. Schwake is the relict of the late Henry C. Schwake, who died on the 31st of December, 1896. She was born in Germany in 1815, consequently was in her 84th year. She went to Indianapolis to live wither niece something like a month ago. Old age is thought to have been the cause of death. Rev. C. Shoemaker will conduct the services.


Name: ETHEL ROE SCHWEITZER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: May 15, 2003
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, December 8, 1966, page 2.
ETHEL ROE SCHWEITZER---- Mrs. Ethel Roe Schweitzer, 76, died at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Restophia Nursing home, Columbus Junction. She had been ill two months and had previously lived at 502 Fulliam Ave., Muscatine. She was born July 20, 1890 at Saginau, Michigan, the daughter of John R. and Helen O'Rourke Whitney. She had spent most of her life in this community. She married Philip Schweitzer in May of 1907. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is survived by three sons, Bart Schweitzer, Columbus Junction, Commander John R. Schweitzer, U.S. Navy, Newport, Rhode Island, and Cletus Schweitzer, Palm Springs, California; four daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Othmer, Sawyer, Michigan, Mrs. Fay (Wilma) Millett, Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Frances Van Duren, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Irene Schweitzer, Columbus Junction; one sister, Mrs. Mabel W. Phillips, Miami, Florida; 27 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.


Name: MRS. CHARLOTTE MAY SCHWERTFEGER
Submitted by: Kathleen Berner Groll
Date Submitted: Monday, July 8, 2002 12:16 PM
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, March 18, 1954
Mrs. Schwertfeger Succumbs After Lengthy Illness----- Mrs. Charlotte May Schwertfeger 78, lifelong resident of the Muscatine community, died at the Hershey Convalescent home at 6 a.m. today after a years illness. Her home was at 704 East Sixth Street. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Winnemore, she was born in Sweetland township on May 5, 1875. She was first married to Robert M. Hare and later to Ralph Schwertfeger. Mrs. Schwertfeger was an active member of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving are a son, Robert M. Hare of Brawley, Calif., and a daughter Dorothy J. Hare of Muscatine. Her parents, one daughter, one sister and four brothers preceded her in death. The body is at the Geo. M. Wittich Funeral Home where funeral plans are pending.


Name: FRIEND AMOS SCOTT
Submitted by: Webmaster for Barb
Date Submitted: November 11, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday, January 24, 1903, page 6
Wilton-----The funeral of the late F. A. Scott was held at the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. R. Payne assisted by Rev. N. A. McAulay. The sermon was very helpful to mourners and friends, founded on the text----"May my death be like His----the death of the righteous." His son, Charles C. Scott and wife from Portland, Oregon, were at the funeral, it being delayed for their coming. The pall bearers were Messrs. Lowry Ayres, C. D. Eaton, S. H. Wise, James Smith, Wm. Myres and F. M. Persons. Friend Amos Scott was born in Allegheny county, N. Y., May 16, 1831, and died at the home of his niece in Grove, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1903, aged 71 years and eight months. Deceased was twice married. Early in the 50's to Miss Jane Merrithew, who died July 27, 1862. To them one son was born, Charles C., now of Portland, Oregon. In 1868 he and Mrs. Frances Strambaugh, of Dalton, N. Y., were joined in wedlock. To them were born three children, Ruben C. and Mrs. Mollie F. Chandler, both now deceased and Mabel who died in infancy. On June 3, 1898, Father Scott was again bereaved, his wife joining the ranks on the other side of the river. Her decease occurred at Rock Island, Ill., on the last named date. About 25 years ago, deceased settled in Wilton Junction. Two years ago he returned to New York where his earthly life peacefully ended. He was patient in his sickness, no word of murmur or complaint being heard from him. He was a man who had many friends wherever known. "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches." In boyhood, deceased was converted and became an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church, to which he was devoted and faithful to the end.


Name: GARRETT ATTWOOD SCOTT
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Journal", Muscatine, IA., Thursday July 5, 1900
Yesterday afternoon, July 4, at 1:30 o’clock, occurred the death of Garrett Attwood Scott, at his home in Moscow Township. Beside his wife Rebecca Ann, he leaves 6 children to mourn his loss: Eva, wife of C.H. Jones of this city; Caroline, wife of Logan McGrew, of Grinnell; J.M. Scott of Wilton; Amy, wife of P.B. Lake, of Bloomington Township and Maude, youngest daughter at home. Mr. Scott was in his seventy year, having been born in Pennsylvania June 11, 1831. Funeral service will take place at the Bloomington Friends Meeting house to-morrow, Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. Internment will be in Bloomington cemetery.


Name: GARRETT V. SCOTT
Submitted by: Webmaster for Jeremy
Date Submitted: September 17, 2000
Source of Obituary: "Wilton Review", Wilton, Muscatine County, Thursday, November 23, 1882, Vol VII, No. 37, Page 3
DIED.------- Very suddenly at his home in this town, Mr. Garrett V. Scott, aged nearly eighty-two years. Mr. Scott, with his good wife, with whom he had lived for upward of sixty years, came to this town from Pennsylvania about twelve years since, and though a man of retiring and quiet manners had greatly endeared himself to our people. He was a careful and successful business man and put his means to the best of uses. He was, at the time of his death, one of the directors of the F. & C. Bank of this place. His sons and daughters are most of them living here and in this vicinity, being among our most enterprising and respected citizens. They are Mr. H. W. Scott, Mr. Atwood Scott, Mrs. Wm. S. Minster, Mrs. D. C. Tyson, Mrs. Gilkerson, and Mrs. John Johnson, of Hulmeville, Pa. Mr. W. H. Johnson of this town is a grandson, being the eldest son of the Mrs. Johnson above named, who, with her husband and two children were visiting here at the time of Mr. Scott's death. So also were Mr. and Mrs. Tyson whose home is in Ida County this State. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Monday last at 2 p.m.; a large concourse of people were in attendance and an impressive and appropriate ceremony was conducted by Rev. D. C. Bevan, assisted by Revs. Hubbard and Smith. The pall bearers were: Wm. Johnson, Thos. Bell, Wm. A. Leech, J. D. Walker, S. L. Lawrence and F. Bacon; these gentlemen being selected to perform this sad duty by the family friends of the deceased. The following is handed us by Rev. Mr. Bevan: Garrett V. Scott was born in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Penn., Dec, 22d, 1800, and died Nov. 17, 1882, and had he lived 35 days longer would have been 82 years old. He was married to Martha Sisom, Oct. 17th, 1822; having lived in holy matrimony over 60 years. He raised a family of eight children, all of whom are married, and excepting the eldest son, survive him. He lived in the county in which he was born until 1871, when he removed to this place, where he has since resided. He joined the M. E. Church about sixty years ago; he was class-leader for many years and always took an active part in the business welfare of the church, and his house in former days always a home for the itinerant Methodist preacher. He was a consistent christian, a kind and indulgent parent, and died as he lived, happy in the love of Christ.


Name: PATRICIA ANN (TUTT) SCOTT
Submitted by:Sharon Cole Tutt
Date Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:44 AM
Source of Obituary: "EVENING JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Thursday, September 24, 1987
Patricia Ann Scott---- Patricia Ann Scott, 43, of Snellville, Ga., formerly of Muscatine, died Wednesday in Snellville following a pedestrian-car accident. Services will be Saturday at the Wages-Snellville Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Bagwell, officiating. Burial will be in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville. Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 565, in care of Bethany Baptist Church, 2306 Bethany Church road, Snellville, Ga. 30278. She was born in Muscatine on April 7, 1944, the daughter of Robert A. Tutt and Velma Marie Schwab Tutt Graham. She married Larry H. Scott in Muscatine. She was a teacher in data processing and served as an advisor for Snellville Epsilon Delta Phi chapter. She was a committee member of the Boy Scout Troop No. 565. Surviving are her husband; two sons, William of Clarkston, Ga.; and Robert of Snellville; a brother, Ken of Stuarts Draft, VA.; two sister, Mrs. Jan (Diane) Supler of Tacoma, Wash.; and Mrs. Bill (Rosemary) Edwards of Detroit; her father and step mother, Robert and Millie Tutt of Tacoma, Wash.; her maternal grandmother, Sena Schwab of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her mother.


Name: REBECCA A. SCOTT
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: November 15, 2011
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, IA., Monday October 2,1905
This morning at 10:20 o’clock Mrs. Rebecca A. Scott passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Chas. H. Jones, 517 East Eighth Street. Mrs. Scott had been in failing health for some time but was not seriously ill until about three weeks ago, since which time she has suffered much. Brights disease was her affliction. Mrs. Scott lived in this vicinity about 32 years and was well known. She was in her seventy-first year having been born in Pennsylvania December 25,1834. When Mr. And Mrs. Scott first came to this section of Iowa they lived in this city for a time. After that they resided for many years on the Scott farm about six miles north of here. Mr. Scott preceded his wife in death. Six children survive their mother and they are Eva, wife of C.H. Jones, of this city; Caroline, wife of A.L. McGrew of Grinnell (IA); J.M. Scott of La Mont, Mo.; Amy, wife of P.B. Lake of Moscow Township; G.V. Scott of this city and Maud, wife of William Miller of Royalton, Minn. The funeral will be held at the residence of C.H. Jones tomorrow afternoon with internment in the Bloomington Cemetery north of this city.


Name: WILLIAM D. SCOTT
Submitted by a Volunteer
Date Submitted: July 18, 2007
Source of Obituary: "MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 9, 1953, page 8
Service Pending---Wilton---William D. Scott, 81, a resident of Wilton for 13 years, died suddenly at 8:30 a.m. today, at the home of his son, W. Frank Scott, Wilton. Mr. Scott was the son of William and Eleanor Parkhurst Scott and was born Dec. 20, 1871, at Princeton, Ia. He married Nettie G. Wackter at Melrose, Wis., Oct. 17, 1900. He had been a dairy farmer for 55 years, and from 1900 to 1915, ran a milk route in Davenport. He was a member of the Wilton Methodist church, Farm Bureau and of the American Jersey Cattle club. Surviving besides the son, W. Frank Scott, in Wilton, are a daughter, Mrs. Earl Vogel, Bettendorf; and three brothers, Ernest L. Scott, James W. Scott and Waldo W. Scott, all of Wilton. He was preceded in death by his wife and one sister, Mrs. William Schaffer, Princeton. The body is at the Griffith Funeral Home where funeral services are pending.


Name: CLARENCE GILBERT SECRIST & STEPHEN ROBERT SECRIST (TWINS)
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, September 23, 2004 4:14 PM
Source of Obituary:"MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, November 30, 1959, page 11
SECRIST INFANTS---- Graveside funeral services were to be held at Greenwood cemetery today for Clarence Gilbert Secrist and Stephen Robert Secrist, twin sons of Clarence Robert and Sandra Jo Reiner Secrist. The infants were stillborn at 8:40 a.m. Sunday at Muscatine General hospital. Survivors include the parents; the the maternal grandfather, Gilbert Reinier, and the paternal grandfather, Clarence Secrist. Rev. H. B. Mason officiated at the graveside rites. The Fairbanks Home for Funerals was in charge.


Name: CLARENCE WILSON SECRIST
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 6:53 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Friday, November 10, 1978
Clarence Secrist---- Clarence Wilson Secrist, 68, Deerfield, Mo., died early this morning at his home following an extended illness. Services are pending. Burial will be in the Veteran's Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kans. He was born Aug. 15, 1912 and has lived in Deerfield since 1971. While living in Muscatine he owned and operated the Secrist Greenhouse, Agate and Rock Shop. He then had a rock agate and Indiana artifacts shop in Deerfield. His first marriage to Julia Ramsey took place Dec. 24, 1936. She died on April 9, 1940. He then married Carol W. Fisher on June 11, 1941. Survivors include his wife, one son Robert of Battle Creek, Mich., one daughter, Mrs. James (Lois) Reinsager of Coal Valley, ILL, five grandchildren, and one brother Harry of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and two grandsons.


Name: HARRY E. SECRIST
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Thursday, September 16, 2004 2:33 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Monday, December 28, 1998
Harry Secrist----- MUSCATINE -- Harry E. Secrist, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at the Lutheran Homes in Muscatine. Services will be Wednesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Terry E. Harmon, Kevin Harmon, Robert Curtis, Kim Kingkade, Mark Kingkade, and Tony Onstot. The Rev. Robert Ahlstrom will officiate. Burial will be at the Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Homes. Mr. Secrist was born on March 12, 1906, in Muscatine, the son of William "Dutch" and Emma Husen Secrist. He married Blanche E. Altmann on Sept. 21, 1927 in Muscatine. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, National Geographic Society, Moose Lodge and Moderan Woodman. He graduated from Brown's Business College in Muscatine in 1920. He farmed in Illinois, then worked at Huttig Sash and Door Co. for 25 years. He worked at S. G. & P. Steins Furniture Warehouse. Survivors include four daughters, Donna Kingkade of Des Moines, Harriet Harmon and her husband Dale, of Muscatine, Lois Maryann Zeug and her husband, Dale, of Orion, Ill., and Bonnie Tietje of Bettendorf; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Blanche; a brother Clarence; a sister, Helen Mueller; and two sons-in-laws William Kingkade and Michael Tietje.-----Additional Info: 1930 Drury Township, Rock Island County, IL, census taken 11 April 1930; Harry Secrist 24 born IA, father born IL, mother IL, age 21 at first Marriage; Blanche wife 23 born IA, father Germany, mother IA, age 21 at first marriage; Donna Marie daughter 2 years and one month born IL; Harriet daughter 1 born IL.


Name: MRS. JULIANNA RUMSEY SECRIST
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 6:57 AM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", April 9, 1940, front page
Death Summons Mrs. C. Secrist at Home Here --------------- Mrs. Julianna Rumsey Secrist, 31, died at 6:15 a.m. today at her home, 1209 Hershey avenue. Mrs. Secrist had been ill since January. Born March 14, 1909, in Princeton, ILL., the daughter of John Davies and Augusta Bertram Rumsey, she had been a resident of Muscatine practically all of her life. She was married to Clarence Secrist, Dec. 24, 1936, in Muscatine. She was a member of the First Baptist church and of the Royal Neighbors lodge. Surviving are the husband and twin children, Robert and Lois, both at home; two sisters, Mary Rumsey of Muscatine and Mrs. Zelma Rumsey of Milwaukee, Wis.; and her mother, Mrs. Augusta Rumsey of Muscatine. She was preceded in death by her father in 1915 and by a sister, Lois Fishman, who died in India in 1937. The body will remain at the Fairbanks Funeral home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Name: WILLIAM H. SECRIST
Submitted by: June Welsch
Date Submitted: Sunday, October 3, 2004 2:56 PM
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Tuesday, December 26, 1967, page 10
WILLIAM H. SECRIST---- William H. Secrist, 85, 1412 E. 5th St., died at 9:40 a.m. today at Muscatine General hospital, after an extended illness. The body is at the George M. Wittich funeral home, where friends may call beginning Wednesday afternoon. Services will be held Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Drury Reynolds cemetery. A retired farmer, Mr. Secrist was born March 7, 1882 at Rock Island, Ill. He is survived by two sons, Clarence and Harry Secrist, both of Muscatine; one daughter, Mrs. John (Helen) Mueller of Moline; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Name: MRS. HENRY SEEFELDT
Submitted by: Norma Rogers for the Webmaster
Date Submitted: July 10, 2004
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, January 27, 1911, page 2
MRS. HENRY SEEFELDT DIED AT HOME ON EAST SEVENTH STREET LAST NIGHT---- Paralysis Causes Her Demise After Two Days' Illness---Funeral Monday Morning---- The death of Mrs. Henry Seefeldt occurred at her home, 305 East Seventh street, at 11 o'clock, Thursday evening, after a two days' illness due to a paralytic stroke. Mrs. Seefeldt, who was 55 yers of age, was born in Maryland and when two years old, she, with her parents, came to this city, living here since. She is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. Frank Behres, and one niece,Mrs. August Fuller. The funeral will be held on Monday morning. Following services at the home at 9 o'clock, the remains will be taken to St. Mary's church, where the sermon will be delivered by Rev. F. J. Leonard.


Name: LYDIA A. SEEM
Submitted by: Bev Gerdts
Date Submitted: January 1, 2012
Source of Obituary: "Muscatine Daily Journal", Muscatine, IA., Thursday October 3, 1895
Died at her home in Sweetland Township, Thursday morning, October 3d, occurred the death of Mrs. Lydia A. Seem, wife of Charles H. Seem after a painful illness of three months, from fiberous tumor, at the age of 53 years. Besides her sorrowing husband, she leaves 1 daughter, Mrs. Frank Burnside, surviving. The funeral cortege will leave the house at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon; the service will be at the Bloomington church.


Name: ROBERT SEILER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: June 29, 2002
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL and NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 10, 1940, page 16, issue # 117
Funeral services for Robert Seiler, 73, former resident of Muscatine who died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday at his home in Burlington, will be held in Prugh's chapel in Burlington Saturday afternoon at 3:30. The Rev. R. W. Jamison of Williams Memorial United Presbyterian church will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove cemetery at Burlington. Mr. Seiler was born in Muscatine Dec. 23, 1866, the son of John and Nancy Ramsey Seiler. He had made his home in Burlington for the past 35 years. On June 25, 1890, he married Esther R. Lewis, in Muscatine. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary next month. For the past 21 years Mr. Seiler had been a salesman for the John Blaul and Sons company. He was a member of the United Presbyterian church and of the A. O. U. W. lodge at Burlington. Surviving are the widow and two children, Robert Seiler and Mrs. L. Morris of Burlington; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are three brothers and three sisters; Edward and Charles in California and John of Winterset, Ia., Mrs. Agnes Beitel of California, Mrs. Jennie Hartsook of Des Moines and Mrs. Fannie Newell of Warren, Ark.


Name: MATTHEW B. SELIGMAN
Submitted by: jiwelsch
Date Submitted: Friday, January 7, 2005
Source of Obituary:"THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, December 3, 2004, page 5A
Matthew Seligman----- MUSCATINE, Iowa - Matthew B. Seligman, 17, Muscatine, died suddenly of natural causes, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at his home. The Revs. Don Swanson, Chris Lary and Mike Shield will officiate. Casket bearers are his uncles, Gary Seligman, Randy Seligman, Tom Vandygriff, Jim Hancock, Dan Van Acker and Steve Cracker. Honorary casket bearers are Julie Van Acker, Amy Van Acker, Kelly Van Acker, Julie (Seligman) Byrnes, Denise (Seligman) Nesmith, Sheila (Seligman) Neels, Jill (Hancock) Mather, Erica (Hancock) Erickson, Austin "A.J." Hancock, John Vandygriff, Sarah Seligman, Jeffrey Seligman, Andrew Seligman, Erin Cracker and Emily Cracker. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Matthew was born Aug. 18, 1987, in Iowa City, the son of Brian and Kim Legg Seligman. He was a junior at Muscatine High School and played football for the Muskies. He was also a reading buddy at McKinley School. He attended First Baptist Church with his family. He worked at Geneva Country Club. Survivors include his parents, Brian and Kim Seligman of Muscatine; a brother, Samuel Seligman of Muscatine; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Cracker and husband Richard of Muscatine; maternal grandparents, Roger and Mina Legg of Muscatine; several aunts and uncles; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Rene Seligman. ------Submitters' Note: I'm no relation.


Name: ELIJAH SELLS
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: June 08, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE OLD SETTLERS BOOK", At the Musser Library in Muscatine, Iowa, Not sure of date
DEATH OF ELIJAH SELLS-----Muscatine county's pioneer representative to the first General Assembly held in Iowa in 1846, Hon. Elijah Sells, died at Salt Lake City, Utah, on the 13th of March, at the age of 84 years. The deceased located at Fairport, this county, in 1840, and ten years later moved to Muscatine and became a steamboat agent. He always took an active interest in politics, in 1844 serving as a member of the first constitutional convention, which met at Iowa City, and in 1856 he was elected secretary of state, being re-elected twice to that position. After retiring from office he located in Vinton and in 1870 removed to the Mormon country and under Grant's first administration, Secretary Harlan appointed Mr. Sells Commissioner of Indian affairs. He was popular, ambitious, successful, and ever honorable. Luke Sells, formerly of this place, but now residing in St. Louis, was a nephew of the deceased.


Name: LUKE SELLS
Submitted by: Denise for someone else
Date Submitted: June 08, 2001
Source of Obituary: "THE OLD SETTLERS BOOK", At the Musser Library in Muscatine, Iowa, Sunday, May 21, 1899
A FORMER MERCHANT DIES----Luke Sells, for many years engaged in the dry goods business in this city, died last Sunday in St. Louis. He was a member of the firm of Lemp & Sells, whose location is now occupied by Bennison Bros's Boston Store, and built the J.A. Bishop home on East Fourth street, where he lived for a long time. By marriage he was connected with the Dolsen, Reese and Maxson families, and is kindly remembered by a large -----


Name: LEO G. SEMLER
Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: March 26, 2006
Source of Obituary: "THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL", Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, October 4, 1982, page 9
LEO SEMLER----Leo G. Semler, 81, 1803 New Hampshire St., died Saturday morning at Muscatine General Hospital. Services will be held Tuesday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Harding, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The son of John and Pauline Kolmerer Semler, he was born Sept. 7, 1901, in Letts. He had lived in Muscatine most of his life. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. Mr. Semler had been a carpenter and was also a barber. Several nieces and nephews survive, including Mrs. Ethel Knott of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.


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