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Mrs. Margaret Hartnett

March 6, 1978 Fort Dodge Messenger


Mrs. Margaret Hartnett, 97 Park Manor Care Center, died Friday at Park Manor Care Center where she had been a patient for seven years. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Rose Room of Bruce Memorial Chapel and at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Louis Kollasch, administrator, will officiate at the mass of the resurrection and burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery.

A rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Surviving are six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Sons Raymond and Robert Sheker preceded her in death.

Margaret Faiferlick was born in Czechoslovakia and came to this area as a small child with her family. She attended the county rural schools and married Wesley Sheker in 1901 at Fort Dodge. They farmed south of Fort Dodge. Mr. Sheker died some time ago and Mrs. Sheker moved into Fort Dodge after his death.

In 1942 she married Frank J. Hartnett in Fort Dodge and they made their home here. He died in 1969.  

March 6, 1969 Fort Dodge Messenger-Farm Edition


Frank J. Hearten, 82, of 912 Central Ave. Died Thursday morning at Mercy Hospital following a short illness.

Services will be at 8:30 am Saturday in the Colonial Chapel of the Laufersweiler Funeral Home and at 9 am in Sacred Heart Church with the Very Rev. Msgr. Gerald Kelly officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at Gilmore City.

The Knights of Columbus will meet at 8 p.m. Friday for rosary services at the funeral home where friends may call after 10 am Friday.

Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. William Brand, Inglewood, Calif.; Mrs. Abe Castagnolio, Fort Dodge; Mrs. Iola Brown, Chicago, Ill; two stepsons, Robert and Ray Sheker, both of Fort Dodge; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters and a brother, John Hartnett and Mrs. Annie Green, both of Gilmore City and Mrs. Nora Landmesser, Estherville.

Mr. Hartnett was born in Gilmore City and attended rural schools. In 1911 he married Rose Bonne and the couple established their home there. In 1925 they moved to Fort Dodge. Mrs. Hartnett died in 1935. Several years ago he married Mrs. Margaret Sheker in Fort Dodge where the couple made their home.

Mr. Hartnett was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

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