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Willard James Mead (1908-1949)


Posted By: Eileen Reed
Date: 4/21/2021 at 12:03:11

The Eagle Grove Eagle
Eagle Grove, Iowa
Thursday, October 13, 1949

Funeral rites for Willard Meade, who died Friday morning following a long Illness, were held Monday morning at the Kastler Funeral home. Rev: Lloyd W. Meyer was in charge and interment was in Rose Hill cemetery. Willard is survived by his mother Mrs. Julia Meade and one brother Raymond Meade of this city.

Willard James Meade, son of Harry and Julia Meade, was born July 5, 1908 at Omaha, Neb., and died Friday evening, October 7. He was 41 years, 3 months and 2 days at the time of his passing.

He moved with his parents from Omaha to Eagle Grove at the age of 2 months. Here he grew to manhood, graduating from high school in 1927. While in school Willard was very active in sports, playing football 2 years and wrestling also for 2 years.

He was baptised in water in the year 1927, at the Church of God in Eagle Grove. A few years later he moved to California because of ill health, where he resided for the past 15 years. During July of this year, Willard attended a Youth for Christ service in Los Angeles, Calif., with relatives who were visiting him. It was in this service that Willard renewed his consecration at an altar of prayer. Failing in health, Willard came back to his home in Eagle Grove just a few short days ago.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Julia Meade, one brother Raymond Mead and sister-in-law Sue Meade, two nieces Marion Judith and Betty Jane Meade, one nephew Raymond Willard Meade.

Transcriber's Note: Obituary transcribed as published. Willard James Mead and family surname published in error as Meade.


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