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Blairstown Press; Feb. 16, 1923
Harry Pleshak Is Dead
Harry Pleshek

C. A. Black is in receipt of a message stating that Harry Pleshak had passed away at his home in El Paso, Texas and the body at this writing is being shipped to the home of his father at Ames, Iowa, accompanied by his wife and sister, Mrs. Pleshek and Miss Tillie Pleshek. It is not known at this time when or where the funeral services will be he held.

Harry was one of the promising boys who grew to manhood here and always took a large part in the activity of the young people. After returning from the service, tuberculosis developed and he spent a number of months at Oak Dale and a year and a half ago he left for Texas for the benefit of this health. His untimely death is deplored by this many friends here.

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Blairstown Press; March 2, 1923
Harry Pleshek Passes Away
Harry Pleshek

Veteran of World War Died at El Paso, Texas

Harry A. Pleshak was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on February 26, 1898 and passed from this life at El Paso, Texas, February 10, 1923. On December 2, 1922 he was united in Marriage to Naomi B. Whitmire, who remains to mourn his departure.

Besides the wife hie is survived by his father and step mother, his mother preceding him in death four years ago, while the family resided in Blairstown, five sisters, Vlasta, Tillie, Emma, Blanch and Edith at home, four brothers, William and Joseph of Ames, Edward of Cedar Rapids and Arthur of Marshalltown.

At the age of four years his parents moved to Blairstown where Harry spent his childhood and was educated. He then became affiliated with the Denniston & Partridge Lumber Company under Mr. C. A. Black's supervision. Later he was transferred to Tully, Iowa, where he became manager of a yard for the same firm. While here he joined the Presbyterian Church.

On June 14, 1918 he joined the 41sth battery of the 5th Anti-Air Craft and went overseas in July of the same year.

After his discharge from active service on January 25, 1919, he took up hi work with the same company, but the effects of the war soon became evident and he went to Fort Bayard, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas where he waged an unsuccessful fight. His patience in suffering and courage in the face of death endeared him to those who were about him during that time. His passing reminds us of the toll the war exacted and still exacts of those who went forth to its service.

. The remains were brought to his home at 212 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa by his wife and sister, Tillie, where services were held Saturday morning, February 17, 1923 and later taken to Des MOines for cremation. Rev. L. M. Boozer of the Presbyterian Church and Ames Post No. 37 of the American Legion had charge of the services.

The Press wishes to add a few words to the above. They are: That few young men spending their boyhood in a locality are so well spoken of by all whose privilege it was to know him. Harry was essentially a self-made man and would have gone far in the business world if he had been spared. The Press and many friends extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved wife and family.

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Submitted on 11-Nov-2019 by
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