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William Mustapha (1881-1944)


Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 2/25/2021 at 16:03:38

William Mustapha, son of Adolph and Nancy Mustapha, was born at Brooklyn, Powshiek County, Iowa, on February 15, 1881, and passed away at his home in Hartley on Tuesdaymorning, January 18, at the age of 62 years, 11 months, and 3 days.

While in his teen-age, he helped his father in the butcher shop. In the year 1899 he came to Osceola County with his parents, brothers and sisters to a farm where he resided until the spring of 1936 when he moved to Hartley to make his home. He was living alone at the time of his death.

He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of American and had attended lodge on Monday evening. His passing came as a great shock to his relatives and friends.

His father, mother, two sisters, and one brother preceded him in death. Surviving are two sisters and two brothers, namely, Mrs. Walter Lorch of Hartley, Mrs. Lee White of Milford, John and Jerry Mustapha of Milford; three brothers-in-law, three nieces and two nephews besides other relatives and many friends.

Services were held at Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church on Friday, January 21, the Revg. B.H. Romanowski officiating. Burial was made in Pleasant View cemetery.

Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Oliver Showalter and son of Elkton, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Merl Hakeman, Lake Benton, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kilker and daughter and Mrs. Geo Paulsen of Heron Lake, Minnesota; H.C. Showalter and son of Fulta, Minnesota; and Mr. and Mrs. George Schlarbaum.

Hartley (Iowa) Sentinel, 27 Jan 1944, p1


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