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Njus, Camille Louise 1858-1978


Posted By: Marilyn Holmes (email)
Date: 7/8/2012 at 11:35:47

The Grinnell (IA) Herald-Register; Oct. 23, 1978


Funeral services for Camille Louise Njus, 20, were held at 11 a.m Saturday at the Grinnell United Methodist Church.

Camille Njus' body was found near Des Moines Tuesday evening, an apparent homicide victim. Authorities are continuing their investigation of the death.

The Rev. James Russell officiated at Saturday's services. Organist was Kathleen Heffner. Pallbearers were Tom Anderson, Wayne Anderson, Ken Bryan, David Ferneau, Frank Ferneau and Gerald Ferneau.

Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery, Montour, with the Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Memorials in Camille Njus' name may be made to the Grinnell Rotary Club's foreign exchange program.

She was born May 13, 1958, at Baltimore, Md., and later attended schools in Cedar Falls and Grinnell. She was graduated from Grinnell High School in 1976. She had come to Grinnell with her family in 1974. She had received honors for scholastic ability, music, prose, poetry, speech and drama. She played clarinet in the band and held several lead parts in musicals at Grinnell High School. She spent her final semester as a page in the Iowa Legislature.

Miss Njus also spent a year in Bielfeid, Germany, as a Grinnell Rotary Club foreign exchange student. She had spent the past year as a student at Grinnell College and was enrolled for the fall semester at St. John's College, Santa Fe, N.M. She had received a full scholarship to St. John's College, Annapolis, Md., for the spring.

Survivors include her mother and step-father, James and Jean Letch Gould of Grinnell; her father, Olav Njus of Galesville, Wis.; a brother, Glen O. Njus of Iowa City; a sister, Mrs. J.H. Louis Ingles of Swansea, Mass.; a step-brother, John P. Gould of Charles City; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. George (Effie) Letch of Grinnell; and her step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Gould of Harlan.


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