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VAN AUKEN, Craig H.: Died 1979

VAN AUKEN, HUGGANS, SEXTON, BASHFORD, WELCH

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Date: 6/14/2021 at 19:29:07

CHAIG VAN AUKEN

Craig H. Vas Auken, son of Oliver H. and Hattie Huggans Van Auken, was born February 25, 1968, near Hayes Center, Nebraska, and departed this life Friday, August 10, 1979, at his home in Cantril at the age of 71.

As a boy he moved to the Cantril communif. On June 19, 1937, he married Mabel Sexton at Bloomfield. They farmed near Cantril until retiring to town in 1975.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife, a sister, Villa Bashford, a niece, Vera Welch asd her husband, Raymond, all of Davenport, Marbel's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and mrs. Roy Sexton of Burington, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to farming, Craig was a director of the Van Buren Mutual Insurance Assn.

He was a member of the Cantril United Methodist Church and Apollo Lodge No. 461, A.F. & A.M. and Cantril Chapter no. 437, OES.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband a good citizen and friend.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 13, 1979 at 2 P.M. at the Cantril United Methodist Church, wiih Rev. Harold Harryman officiating. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery at Cantril. Memorials were established for his church and the heart fund. Arrangements were in charge of Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua.

(All typos are in the original obituary.)

Source: "The Hazel Stanford Obituary Collection", Pg. 186, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


 

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