Obituaries 008



Robert N. Hagg

Robert N. Hagg, 46, died at his home, 615 Perrin Avenue on Wednesday. He was a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs. He was a member of Excelsior Lodge No. 259, A.F. & A.M., Harmony Chapter No. 27, White Shrine. The body is at Jackson mortuary. He is survived by his widow, Roselind; hismother, Ellen E. Hagg, Omaha, and a brother Frederick B. Hagg of Los Angeles.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published July 13, 1932, submitted by Ann]


H. D. Harl

H. D. Harl one of the oldest and most influential citizens of our city is no more! He passed that bourne from whence no one ever returns. In the death of Mr. Harl a family has been deprived of a kind husband, parent and protector, and our city has lost an enterprising and useful citizen.

[Published September 1, 1858, submitted by Ann]


Hattie T. (Slead) Harl

Hattie T. Harl, 68, lawyer and former school board member, prominent in Council Bluffs public affairs for many years, died of diabetes at the home of Mrs. N.C. Creager, 241 Harrison Street, after a five year illness. Mrs. Harl was the widow of Charles C. Harl, an outstanding Council Bluffs lawyer and herself was a member of the local bar.

She is survived by her stepdaughter, Miss Ruth Harl of Paris, France, and two brothers, H.V. Slead of Ogden, Utah, and Ralph Slead of Chicago.

Although even her worst enemies always conceded, Mrs. Harl had the courage of her convictions, she is remembered particularly for her turbulent reactions to the efforts of certain business men in the city to "control" the town, and to stormy sessions of the school board while she was a member.

She was editor of several special editions of the Iowa Homestead in 1919 and 1920 in which business men of the city were "taken for a ride," Copies of the editions were broadcast in Council Bluffs.

A few years later she was elected a member of the school board. While a member of the school board, she was frequently embroiled with other members of the board, chiefly on the issue of compulsory military training. Chief among her opponents on the board were the late Stymest Stevenson and Jack Day, as well as Tom McMillen, who were ready to meet her in debate at any time. In 1927, although by seniority she was entitled to the presidency, she was not elected to the position. Two years later she resigned from the board. When she resigned she gave no reason, although she said in a letter to The Nonpareil, "Circumstances which I have no disposition to publish nor your paper to print, has made further service intolerable."

Mrs. Harl was a member of the Broadway Methodist Church. During the late years she had been handicapped by illness much of the time, but before becoming critically ill she devoted much time to studying and writing Council Bluffs history. One of her articles was published in the centennial edition of The Nonpareil.

Her stepdaughter, Miss Ruth Harl, was expected to arrive Monday. The body is at Cutler's Funeral Home.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published December 14, 1936, submitted by Ann]

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Funeral services for Hattie T. Harl, former member of the school board, who died early Monday morning will be held at Cutler's Chapel. Rev. A.A. Heath officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemtery. (Section H, Lot 146, March 17, 1868-December 14, 1936)

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published December 15, 1936, submitted by Ann]


John W. Harl

At his home in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 1881, John W. Harl, aged 77 years and nearly 2 months. The deceased was stricken with paralysis some time since, from the effects of which he never recovered. Until thus afflicted, he was hale and active, but seldom complaining and always in excellent spirits.

Mr. Harl was born in Leesburg, VA, February 11, 1804. and grew to manhood in that part of the country. He was in Washington at the time the capitol was burned by the British. When about 30 years of age he removed to Ohio, and was married in that state soon afterwards to Margaret Smith. In 1856 he removed with his family to Iowa, arriving in this city the following year, where he continued to reside until his death yesterday morning. He was the father of five children; but one of whom, Charles M., survives him, three having died in infancy and one son having offered up his life on the altar of his country during the rebellion. His aged wife also survives him. Deceased was a highly esteemed citizen, a kind husband and father, and a man of whom nothing but good could be said; and who lived a life of usefulness and honor to himself and kindred.

The funeral will take place from the family residence, in the northwestern part of the city today. Friends of the family are invited to attend without further notice.

(Fairview Cemetery, Section H, Lot 147, February 6, 1804-April 6, 1881)

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published April 7, 1881, submitted by Ann]


Frank Henning

The body of Frank Henning, who disappeared from his home on July 27, has been discovered in Papillion, NE, and will be brought to this city and interred probably Sunday. The body was discovered about seven miles from Lake Manawa one week ago by two men who were searching for the body of Ivan Eliff of Modale, who drowned near there some time ago. the body was in a bad state, decomposition having set in and identification was almost impossible.

The remains were shipped to Papillion, NE, where under the direction of Coroner Armstrong they were interred. Alderman L.L. Evans was in Papillion at the time and he suspected that it might be the body of Henning and he secured permission to disinter the remains for an examination with the result that it was identified by Mr. Evans, Mrs. Henning, the widow; Mrs. Dr. Will Green and J.E. Brins. Identification was made by the teeth, size of the body and contour of the head. The body will be brought to Council Bluffs and the funeral will be held, it is thought, Sunday.

Henning disappeared from his home on July 27. A short time after his disappearance a portion of his clothes were found under the motor bridge and a search was immediately instituted on the theory that he had drowned himself. The hunt proved unsuccessful, however, and it remained for the two men in search of the body of the Modale young man to bring to light the missing remains of Frank Henning.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published September 20, 1912, submitted by Ann]

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The remains of the late Frank Henning, which were identified at Papillion Friday, were brought to this city yesterday by Undertaker Woodring for burial. The body was taken to Woodring's and the funeral will be held in their chapel Sunday afternoon. Rev. Arthur Graber of the German Evangelical Church will conduct the services. The Eagles, of which order the deceased was a member, will attend the funeral in a body and will have charge of the services at the grave. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery. (Section 3, Row 36, June 22, 1873-July 28, 1912

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published September 21, 1912, submitted by Ann]


Judith P. (Boyle) Huelle

Judith P. (Boyle) Huelle, 67, of Council Bluffs passed away April 24, 2006, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital. Judy was born August 16, 1938, in Newton to Milton Reid and Pauline E. (Harris) Boyle, Judy worked as a bookkeeper for Mutual of Omaha and was a member of P.E.O. and First Congregational Church. She was also a long time childcare provider.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law Patty Anderson Boyle. Judy will be sadly missed by her husband of thirty years, Lester Huelle, brother, Jim Boyle of Corvallis, OR; niece, Kristen Boyle-Heimann; nephew, Eric Boyle.

Visitation will be Friday at Henry-Livingston Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service to follow with Pastor Sarah Jensen officiating. Burial of ashes will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published April 27, 2006, submitted by Ann]


Nels S. Jensen

Word was received here Thursday of the death of Nels S. Jensen, 82, a longtime Council Bluffs resident. Mr. Jensen died October 24 in Littleton, CO. He retired from the Milwaukee Railroad in 1970 and moved to Colorado four months before his death.

Survivors include one daughter, Norma Jean Eckert of Littleton, CO; one son Nels J. of Kirkland, Washington; two brothers, Henry of Council bluffs and Vernon of Aalborg, Denmark, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published October 29, 1987, submitted by Ann]


Dr. Roger D. Jensen

Dr. Roger D. Jensen, 39, of Redding PA, died in a Redding hospital following an extended illness. Born in Council Bluffs, he graduated magna cum laude from Graceland College in Lamoni and received his master's degree in biology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He received his doctorate in mycology from Iowa State University, where he worked as a graduate teaching assistant and instructor in biology and botany and a researcher. Jensen is a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ames.

Surviving are his parents, Irvin M. and Marvel L. Jensen of Underwood; two brothers, Robert I. at home, and David W. of Rapid City, SD.

Funeral services will be at Meyer Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Marvin Darrington of the Griswold RLDS Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Hazel Dell Cemetery.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published April 24, 1983, submitted by Ann]


Dr. George J. Klok

Dr. George J. Klok, 88, of Council Bluffs died May 8 at Bethany Lutheran Home. Dr. Klock had lived in Council Bluffs since 1939. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1935, and served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps during World War II. He served as professor of pediatrics at UNMC as clinical professor at UNMC since 1978, had been on the staff at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital since 1940. He was board certified by the Academy of Pediatrics in 1942. He was the first licensed pediatrician in Council Bluffs.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel, of Council Bluffs; two daughters, Karen R. Anderegg Rutherford of Portland, OR, and Kathryn K. Miller of Palm Beach, FL; and three grandchildren. Visitation with the family will be at Cutler Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be at Broadway United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published May 10, 1998, submitted by Ann]


Dr. Joseph G. Kruml

Funeral Mass for Joseph G. Kruml, 92, a longtime Council Bluffs physician, will be at St. Patrick's Church with Monsignor Edward R. Kelly officiating. Dr. Kruml died October 8 at the home of his son in Yankton, SD, after a long illness. He was born at Ord, NE, and graduated from St. Propcopius College at Lisle, IL, in 1925 and from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1929.

He practiced for 10 years at Ord, NE, and then spent 5-1/2 years in the Army Medical Corps, including 18 months overseas during Wrld War II. Dr. Kruml served as a U.S. Army medical officer from 1929 until 1964, retiring as a colonel. He practiced medicine and surgery in Council Bluffs for 32 years, retiring in 1978. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and past grand knight of the Ord, NE, council. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Council Bluffs, the American Medical Association, Iowa Medical Association, American Association of Abdominal Surgeons, American Association of Railway Surgeons, American Family Physicians and the U.S. Army Retired Officers Association.

A wake service will be at Beem Belford Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post No. 2

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published October 10, 1996, submitted by Ann]


Dr. Donald K. LeDuc

Dr. Donald K. LeDuc, 77, of Council Bluffs died November 26 in Clearwater, FL. He was born in Duluth, MN. He came to Council Bluffs from Illinois in 1949 after graduating from Illinois College of Podiatry and Foot Surgery and practiced podiatry in Council Bluffs for 35 years.

Dr. Leduc was in the U.S. Air Force for 3-1/2 years in the Southwest Pacific Theater in World War II. He was a member of the American Association of Podiatry, Iowa State Association of Podiatry, Sertoma, Lakeshore Country Club, First Congregational Church and was associated with the Boy Scouts for many years. Dr. Leduc was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen in 1984.

Survivors include his wife, Betty (Pester); a daughter, Gayle Lopez of Council Bluffs; two sons, Gregg of Chicago, and Grant of New York City; a sister, Lorraine Voeson of North Minneapolis, MN; and a brother, Roger of Northridge, CA.

The body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at Cutler Funeral Home at a later date.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published November 28, 1997, submitted by Ann]


Edna L. Longo

Edna L. Longo, 83, of Omaha, passed away October 25, 2006. She was born in Honey Creek, IA, on June 25, 1923. Edna and husband Sam operated Sam's Italian Villa from 1962-1990. Sam preceded her in death in 1990. Edna is also preceded by son, Sam, Jr.

Survivors include daughter, Debbie Golden and husband Bob; daughter-in-law, Sharon Longo; son-in-law, Mike Newburn; grandsons, David Michael Newburn and wife Allison, Daniel and Ryan Newburn; granddaughter, Amy Tuma and husband, Dana, Misty Swensen and husband, Chris; great grandchildren, Jake, Brayton, Kaitlyn, Blake, Samantha and Molly.

Visitation with rosary recitation will be Friday at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Omaha. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published October 27, 2006, submitted by Ann]


Steven M. Loveless

Steven M. Loveless, 33, of 331 William Street, died of injuries sustained at a construction site in Ponca, NE. Mr. Loveless was driving a dirt scoop while doing road work was killed when the vehicle rolled over and pinned him underneath. He was born in Council Bluffs and lived here most of his life. He was employed by W.B.E. Construction of Waterloo, NE.

Survivors include his wife LeAnn; daughter Bobbie Jo and son Michael of Council Bluffs; mother Helen Loveless of Missouri Valley; sisters Sharon Reeves of Boone and April Sullivan of Council Bluffs; brothers Burton of Council Bluffs and John of Des Moines.

Funeral services will be at McCurdy Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Michael Boots of the Church of God of Prophecy will officiate. Burial will be at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published November 18, 1987, submitted by Ann]


Michael S. Shea

MICHAEL S. SHEA, 37, of Council Bluffs died November 9 as a result of a crash near Missouri Valley. He was born August 17, 1965, in Council Bluffs to Michaela and Georgetta (Ollie) Shea and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1984. He was an ironworker at Davis Erection in Omaha and was a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs. He was a member of Queen of Apostles Catholic Church and Iron Workers Union Local No. 21. Mr. Shea and his wife, Kathleen, had been married for 17 years.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: one daughter, Ashlee of Council Bluffs; three sons, Samuel, Thomas and Zackery, all of Council Bluffs; parents Michael and Georgetta Shea of Council Bluffs; three sisters, Tammy Curtis and husband, Jim, of Glenwood, Julie Driscoll and husband, Fred of Council Bluffs and Kelly Keller and husband, Don, also of Council Bluffs; a brother, Shawn of Council Bluffs; and his grandmother Mary Jane Shea of Council Bluffs.

A wake service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Queen of Apostles Church. The funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Queen of Apostles with the Rev. Dan Kirby, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery with a luncheon following at the parish hall. Memorial may be offered to the Michael Shea Children Trust Fund at Peoples National Bank. Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, November 10, 2002
(St. Joseph Cemetery, Section F, Row 24)


Michale Roy Shea

MICHALE ROY SHEA, 51, 1024 Eight Avenue, a railroad employee was found dead in bed at 1:30 a.m. Saturday by his wife, Blanche. Mrs. Shea called police stating she was unable to awaken her husband and requested a doctor. Police rushed a Mercy Hospital intern to the home. The fire department's emergency unit worked on Shea with their resuscitator, but was unable to revive him.

He is survived by his widow, Blanche; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Fry of Council Bluffs and Mrs. George Walsh of Brooksfield, Missouri; four sons, Daniel, Orval, LeRoy and Richard, all of Council Bluffs; two brothers, Thomas and Daniel, both of Council Bluffs; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Longeway and Mrs. R.O. Frost, both of Council Bluffs, and five grandchildren.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 1045 and Carmen's Union No. 93. The body will be taken from the Beem-Belford Funeral Home to lie in state at the home until the hour of the funeral, which will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Requiem Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. James P. Danahey.

Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Beem-Belford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Sunday, February 22, 1942
(1890-February 21, 1942, St. Joseph Cemetery, Section E, Row 18)


Paul Arden Shea

PAUL ARDEN SHEA, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shea of 429 N. 6th Street, died a birth Friday at a local hospital.

Graveside services were held Friday at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Other survivors are: a brother, John Dennis Shea of Council Bluffs. Beem-Belford Funeral Home was in charge.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Sunday, January 2, 1955, page 12A
(December 31, 1954, St. Joseph Cemetery, Section F, Row 13)


Richard O. Shea

RICHARD O. SHEA, 78, of Council Bluffs died November 6 at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital. He was born September 1, 1926 in Council Bluffs to Roy and Blanch (Sheets) Shea. He graduated in 1945 from St. Francis High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a switchman for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 36 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Queen of apostles Church, Knights of Columbus No. 10805 where he was a 3rd Degree Knight, V.F.W. Post No. 737, American Legion, Rainbow Post No. 2.

Mr. Shea was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth A. (Coldwell) Shea, in 1983 and his second wife Dottie (Wilson) Shea in 2004; parents, son, Richard O. Shea, Jr.; grandson Jason Duff; one sister and four brothers.

Survivors include: daughters, Ruth Ann Duff and husband, Steve, Diana Crane and husband Steven, Barbara Kendall and husband, Chris all of Council Bluffs, Helen Zelfel and husband Jim, and Denise Becker and husband Steve of Omaha; son John Shea of Council Bluffs; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren; stepsons, Roger Shea and wife Pat of Livermore, Colorado, and Mrs. Creighton Boehm of Treynor; stepdaughter daughter-in-law, Carole Shea of Council Bluffs; sister, Leona Walsh of Brookfield, Missouri; nieces, nephews and friends.

Rosary recitation will be tonight at 7 followed by visitation until 8:30 at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church with the Rev. Dan Kirby officiating.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post No. 2. A lunch will follow at the church. Memorials may be offered to Queen of Apostles Church. Our family will miss our loved one very much, but know he will be forever in our hearts.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Monday, November 8, 2004
(September 1, 1926-November 6, 2004, St. Joseph Cemetery, Section F, Row 24)


Richard O. Shea, Jr.

RICHARD O. SHEA, Jr., 23, 3516 Seventh Avenue, died at his home Tuesday. Dr. Samuel Rosa, county medical examiner said death was due to an apparent heart attack. Shea was a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs and employed by the Council Bluffs Water Works. He was graduated from St. Albert High School in 1971 and served two years in the Navy. He was a member of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Shea and Miss Jeanette Novak of Omaha were scheduled to be married May 29.

Survivors include: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Shea, Sr.; brother, John; five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Ann Duff, Diana Shea, Denis Shea and Barabara Shea all of Council Bluffs, and Mrs. Helen M. Zelfel of Charleston, SC; grandmothers, Mrs. Blanche Heck of Council Bluffs, and Mrs. William Coldwell of Humphrey, Nebraska.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Queen of Apostles Church at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Richard E. Gubbels as celebrant. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Rosary recitation will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Beem-Belford Funeral Home.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Wednesday, May 5, 1976
(October 14, 1952-May 4, 1976, St. Joseph Cemetery, Section F, Row 24)


Ronald F. Shea

RONALD F. SHEA, 30, 3461 Tenth Avenue, died Sunday at a local hospital of injuries suffered in a car accident Friday night at Thirty-eighth Street and West Broadway. This was the 10th traffic fatality for Council Bluffs of 1963 and brings the total to 16 for Pottawattamie County.

Mr. Shea, a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs, was a painter and decorating contractor. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church; the Young Democrats and was a past president of the council Bluffs Chapter of Painters and Decorators Association.

Survivors include: widow, Tillie; two daughters, Kimberly Ann and Susan Marie, both at home; two sons, Ronald Patrick and Richard Michael, both at home; mother, Mrs. Daniel J. Shea of Council Bluffs. Five brothers, Donald J., Terry and Thomas all of Council Bluffs, William of Silver Springs, Maryland and Timothy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; five sisters, Mrs. Lorraine Fent of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Kathleen Willis and Mrs. Pauline Fox, both of Council bluffs, Mrs. Joanne Tawzer of Shenandoah and Mrs. Nancy Plainer of Huntington Beach, California. Beem-Belford Funeral Home is in charge.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Monday, December 9, 1963

Requiem Mass

Requiem Mass for Ronald F. Shea, 30, 3461 Tenth Avenue, will be t 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church. The Rev. John F. Hart will be celebrant at his church.

Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Rosary recitation will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Beem-Belford Chapel.

Mr. Shea died Sunday at a local hospital of injuries suffered in an auto accident Friday at Thirty-eighth Street and West Broadway.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Tuesday, December 10, 1963, page 7
(February 18, 1933-December 8, 1963, St. Joseph Cemetery, Section F, Row 18)


Thomas P. Shea

THOMAS P. SHEA, 24, of 141 N. 39th Street was dead on arrival at a local hospital Tuesday after a day's illness. Shea was a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs and was employed by the Council Bluffs Water Works. He was graduated in 1964 from Abraham Lincoln High School.

Survivors include: widow, Linda; son, LeRoy and two daughters, Teresa and Dorothy all at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Shea; brother Michael, sister, Peggy Shea and grandmother, Mrs. Frank Heck all of Council Bluffs.

Services are pending at the Beem-Belford Funeral Home.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Tuesday, May 11, 1971, page 21

Services

Services for Thomas P. Shea, 24, 141 N. 39th Street, will be at 10 a.m., Thursday at the Beem-Belford Chapel. The Rev. Keith Engel, associate pastor of St. Francis Catholic Church, will officiate. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Shea was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital. He had a diabetic condition.

Rosary recitation will be at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beem-Belford Chapel.

October 24, 1946-May 11, 1971, St. Joseph Cemetery, Section F, Row 24)


Thomas Patrick Shea

THOMAS PATRICK SHEA, 79, retired railroad employee and resident here for sixty years, died late Saturday after a year's lingering illness.

He is survived by: sons, D.J., M.R., and T.R.; two daughters, Mrs. Reuben Frost and Mrs. Walter Longeway all of Council Bluffs.

The body will lie in state at the T.R. Shea residence, 709 South Sixth Street until the hour of the funeral.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Beem-Belford Funeral Home is in charge.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Tuesday, July 24, 1939, page 7
(1859-1939, St. Joseph Cemetery, Section E, Row 17)


Thomas R. Shea

THOMAS R. SHEA, 59, Rock Island railroad engineer was found dead about 9 a.m. Sunday in his home at 709 South Sixth Street where he lived alone. Death was due to a heart attack, which he had suffered sometime late Saturday night. It was estimated that he had been dead about 10 hours before his body was discovered. He had been under treatment for heart disease.

J.H. McPartland, 604 fourth Street, and J.N. Sinnett, 214 Ninth avenue, appeared at the police station Sunday morning and told police that Shea was called for work but failed to report, when they went to his home, they saw him sitting in a chair but could not get him to answer the door. Police went to the Shea home, found Shea slouched down in a chair in the bedroom. A hospital intern brought to the scene pronounced him dead. He apparently returned home Saturday night, as he had removed his hat, coat, vest and tie and sat down in the chair. Medicine he had been taking for his ailment was nearby. Coroner L.H. Tyler, following his investigation, said that no inquest would be held.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Helen Sellers of Roscoe, California; three sons, Lawrence of Los Angeles, California; Phillip and Norbert both in the armed services; a brother, Daniel J. Shea of Council Bluffs; two sisters, Mrs. R.O. Frost of Council Bluffs and Mrs. Walter Longeway of Venice, California.

The body will lie in state at his residence, 709 S. 6th St. Services Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Church. Requiem mass will be celebrated by Rev. J.P. Danahey.

Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Wednesday, February 10, 1943


Timothy D. Shea

Funeral Mass for Timothy D. Shea, 75, of LaVista, Nebraska, will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Queen of the Apostles Church with the Rev. Dan Kirby officiating.

Mr. Shea died February 25 at Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Hospital. He was born December 4, 1927 in Council Bluffs to Daniel and Mary Agnes (Steppuhn) Shea. He previously lived in Council Bluffs, moving to LaVista in 1965. He was a 1946 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a salesman for Industrial Supplies, Colgate-Palmolive & National Paper Co., retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Catholic Church, American Legion Post No. 1, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 24007, 40+8, and a former member of the Elks Club and South Omaha Eagles Club. He was past vice commander of American Legion Post No. 1.

Mr. Shea and his wife, Darlene (Stansberry), were married 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ronnie and William; and sister, Nancy Plainer.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: a daughter, Kellie Odom of Ralston, Nebraska; son, Kevin Shea and wife Judy of Yutan, Nebraska; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine Van Wyk and Pauline Fox of Council Bluffs, Kathleen Lierman and Joanne Monaco and husband Al of Omaha; brothers, Terry Shea and wife, Mary Beth and Don Shea and wife, Pat, of Council Bluffs, Thomas Shea of St. Petersburg, Florida.

The service will be Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home followed by a wake service at 7 p.m., followed by family visitation until 8:30 p.m.

Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post No. 2.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Thursday, February 27, 2003


Victor A. Shea

VICTOR A SHEA, 76 of Neola died Saturday at his home. A native and lifetime resident of Neola; Mr. Shea retired from farming in 1968. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Neola Knights of Columbus No. 1115 and Fourth Degree Assembly Knights of Columbus of Defiance.

He and his wife, Patricia, celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this spring.

Survivors other than his wife include: one daughter, Jeanine Circillo of Boulder, Colorado; three sons, Tom and Dennis, both of Council Bluffs and Michael of Neola; one sister, Eileen Peters of Harlan; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick's church in Neola with the Rev. James Chiaro officiating.

Burial will be in St. Patricks Cemetery, Neola, Iowa.

Wake service will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Hillside Mortuary in Neola. Prayer service will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Beem-Belford Funeral Home in Council Bluffs. Memorials are suggested to St. Albert and St. Joseph Schools.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Sunday, July 21, 1991, page 8A


Wayne B. Shea

WAYNE J. SHEA, 62, OF Missouri Valley died February 29 in Missouri Valley. He was born August 25, 1941 in Council Bluffs to Oval and Dottie Wilson Shea. He was a 1960 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School. He formerly worked at Swift's for 10 years and was a real estate developer. Mr. Shea and his wife, Carole, were married 27 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Oval; sister, Joann Boehm; and infant son, Christopher Robin Shea.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: sons, Wayne B. and wife, Samone, of Omaha, Darren Davick and wife Colleen of Chicago; daught4ers, Sheryl L. Duden and husband, Joel, of Marshaltown, Karen S. Niblock and husband, James of Nevada, Sonia L. Davick of Elko, Nevada, Natalie K. Morse and husband Mark of Underwood; mother and stepfather, Dot and Dick Shea of Council Bluffs; 13 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Roger Shea and wife Patricia of Livermore, Colorado; stepbrother, John Shea of Council Bluffs; stepsister, Helen Zelfel and husband, Jim of Omaha, Ruth Ann Duff and husband, Steve of Council Bluffs, Diane Crane and husband, Steve of Council Bluffs, Denise Becker and husband Steve of Omaha, Barabara Kendall and husband, Chris of Honey Creek; brother-in-law, Creighton Boehm of Council Bluffs; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be tonight from 6:30 to 8 at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Phil Wagner officiating. A luncheon will follow at Fish & Game Club. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Thursday, March 4, 2004
(August 25, 1941-February 29, 2004, St. Joseph Cemetery, Section F, Row 25)


William Sheen

William Sheen, aged 66 years, for many years a farmer in this county and resident of Garner Township for a half century, died in Mercy Hospital Sunday morning as a result of injuries sustained in a fall at his farm home on February 9. His injuries consisted of a fractured vertebrae and a fracture of the skull, according to relatives. It was thought for some time, however, that Mr. Sheen might survive his injuries.

It was while Mr. Sheen was trimming dead limbs from a tree on the Sheen place, that the accident occurred. He was standing in a convenient position on the barn roof, when he was seized with a dizzy spell, loosened his hold and fell to the ground.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Sheen, three daughters, one stepdaughter, one brother, one sister and fifteen grandchildren. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, with burial in the Garner Township cemetery.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Published February 19, 1923]
Submitted By Darlene Vergamini


Thomas Sheets

Carson, Iowa, January 14 - To the Nonpareil:

Thomas Sheets, an old and respected citizen of Grove Township, was found dead in a car at Red Oak, Saturday evening. He was returning from Missouri with several carloads of sheep, and on the arrival of the train at Red Oak he was found in one of the cars, with his hands holding firmly on to the slats of the car, standing cold and still in death.

The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Prairie graveyard in Grove Township.

He leaves a wife, two sons and one daughter, who have the profound sympathies of the entire community in this their sad bereavement.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Tuesday, January 15, 1889, page 9
(Mormon Cemetery, Row 15)


David Wayne Shere

David Wayne Shere, 44 of Plant City, Fla. passed away June 28, 2008.

Mr. Shere was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and was a registered Nurse and of the Methodist faith. He was predeceased by His Father, Harold Shere and StepFather, Richard Jones. Survivors: Include His Mother, Doris Jones of Plant City, Fl; Brother, Gary Shere and Wife, Maryann of Romeoville, Ill.; Sister, Vicki Schramm and Husband, David of Plant City, Fl; Memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Lacey McClellan & Staff. (813) 752-1111.

Contributed by: John B King, Tampa, Florida


William L. Sherratt

William L. Sherratt, father of Frank W. Sherratt of this city, died at his home in Buford, S. D. Thursday. He was a resident of this city from boyhood until about ten years ago. He was a member of Company A of the Twenty-ninth Iowa Infantry, under the command of Captain J. P. Williams of this city. The funeral will take place today under the auspices of the Grand Army post of Buford. The son left for that place last evening to attend.

(The Omaha Daily Bee, Council Bluffs News, Saturday, October 20, 1894)


Marian M. Shields

MARIAN M. SHIELDS, 79, 1400 Franklin Avenue, died April 25 at Indian Hills Nursing Center.

Mrs. Shields was born in Council Bluffs where she lived most of her life. She graduated from Underwood High School in 1937. She worked for Cogley Clinic in medical records for 30 years until retiring in 1984. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Mrs. Shields was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1988.

Survivors include cousins.

Visitation with the family will be Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Beem-Belford Funeral Home. A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Edward R. Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials may be offered to St. Albert Schools.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Sunday, April 26, 1998, page 6A
(February 28, 1919-April 25, 1998, St. Joseph Cemetery, Section F, Row 8)


John Shultz

On Sunday night, at about 12 o'clock, occurred the death of JOHN SHULTZ, who lived about two miles east of town, of lung trouble.

Deceased was 56 years of age, and had been a resident of Davenport for nearly a quarter of a century. He came to this county last march and purchased a farm, and was a hardworking, industrious citizen.

He was the father of John Shultz, Jr., formerly a barber here, but now of Shelby. The deceased was also an uncle of Henry Seivers.

The burial took place Monday at two o'clock.

Avoca Journal Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1883
(Burial location unknown. There is a gravestone in the Shelby Cemetery for a John Schultz, but it has no dates on the gravestone.)


Edward D. Sisson

Edward D. Sisson, 63, 119 Twelfth Avenue, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday while on a fishing trip at Keewatin, Canada.

Born in Louisiana, Mr. Sisson had resided 35 years in Council Bluffs. He was a machinist for the Great Western Railroad, a member of the Methodist church and several Masonic groups.

Survivors include: widow, Viola; daughter, Mrs. William Krauth of Madison, Wisconsin, brothers, sisters and three grandchildren. Cutler Funeral Home is in charge.

Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Friday, July 2, 1965
Submitted by Darlene Vergamini

Funeral Services

Funeral services for Edwin D. Sisson, 63, 119 Twelfth Avenue, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cutler Chapel. The Rev. Robert Griffin, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, where Cobia Lodge 631, AF&AM, will conduct Masonic rites.

Mr. Sisson died of an apparent heart attack Thursday at Keewatin, Canada.

Survivors include: widow, Viola; daughter, Mrs. William Krauth of Madison, Wisconsin, three brothers, Gordon and Dewey of West Monroe, Louisiana, and Charles of Alexandria, Louisiana; and three grandchildren

Mr. Sisson's body may be viewed at Cutler Chapel after 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Saturday, July 3, 1965
Submitted by Darlene Vergamini


Maxine Marie Sisson

Maxine Marie Sisson, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sisson, 119 Twelfth avenue, died Saturday at a local hospital after an illness of four years.

Besides her parents she is survived by a sister, Eleanor Sisson; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mortensen of Council Bluffs, and Mrs. Emma Sisson of Monroe, La.

Private funeral services will be held in the Cutler chapel Tuesday at 2 p. m, with the Rev. Louis Watson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.

Monday, November 26, 1945 Council Bluffs Nonpareil
(Death Date Nov 24, 1945)
Submitted by Janice Rice


Viola M. Sisson

Viola M. Sisson, 91, 3000 Risen Son Blvd., died Saturday at her home.

Mrs. Sisson was a lifetime resident of Council bluffs and had worked as a clerk at Mortensen Grocery for 22 years. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. William (Eleanor) Krauth of Addison, Texas; two sisters, Arlene Harms of Carlsbad, New Mexico and Gladys Dryak of Council Bluffs; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Cutler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Schumann of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Sunday, December 20, 1992
Submitted by Darlene Vergamini


Mrs. Mary Slavin

Mrs. Mary Slavin, wife of James S. Slavin, died of la grippe at 4 o’clock yesterday morning, aged sixty-six years. The funeral will take place this morning at 9 o’clock at St. Francis Xavier’s church.

Omaha Daily Bee, Omaha, Nebraska, Published April 11, 1891
Submitted by Cathy Danielson


James Robert Sloan

James Robert Sloan, 81, retired farmer and one of the old settlers of this community, died Tuesday at his home here. He had been ill approximately two weeks. Mr. Sloan was born at Terre Haute, IL, on June 4, 1854. He was married in 1875 and came to Iowa in 1882. Mrs. Sloan died in 1933. Mr. Sloan was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church to greater part of his life and served as an usher at the Carson Church for twenty eight years.

Surviving are three children, W. O. Sloan of Des Moines and Miss Avica and Cora Sloan of Carson. There are three grandsons and one great granddaughter. He leaves also one brother, R.M. Sloan of Terra Haute, and one sister, Mrs. George Lovitt of York, NE.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Carson Cemetery.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Published October 20, 1935, page 6]
Submitted by Darlene Vergamini


Joseph Warren Sloan

JOSEPH WARREN SLOAN, 78, died early Monday morning at his home, 1416 South Eighth Street of complications after a week's illness. He was a resident of Council Bluffs for two years.

He is survived by his widow, Eva; two sons, William R. of Centralia, Washington and Harley O. of Los Angeles, California; four daughters, Mrs. J.H. Adams, Mrs. M.D. Osborn and Mrs. William Fauntz of Council Bluffs and Mrs. S.E. Craven of Los Angeles.

Burial is being planned at Linden, Missouri. The body is at the Tyler & Winslow Mortuary.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Monday, February 27, 1940, page 7


A. J. Smith

Mrs. L. S. Amy received a dispatch yesterday announcing the death of her son-in-law, Captain A.J. Smith. He died at Bannock City, Montana Territory, last Friday, the 19th Instant, aged 46 years. He came to Council Bluffs from Pennsylvania in 1853 and the next year settled at Florence, Nebraska.

He took a prominent part in the affairs of the new Territory, and was a member of the House in the first Legislature, which held its session in Omaha in the winter of 1854-5. The crash of 1857 left him stranded on the shoals of bankruptcy-as it did all the others in this section-and in the fall of 1858 he started to see if his fortunes could be mended at "Pike's Peak." Of his adventures in that region that winter and during the stampede of the next summer, the old files of The Nonpareil tell a thrilling story.

Time has proved that his first reports, recounting the great mineral wealth of Colorado, were not exaggerations, but stubborn facts. And yet they came near costing him his life for the stampeding gold seekers could hardly be persuaded to refrain from hanging him for the accounts he had given. The Captain escaped, however, and for two or three years was engaged in freighting across the plains.

In 1862, we believe, he pushed still farther west, and after a few months prospecting finally located at Bannock City where he has since resided. Here, as elsewhere, he at once took a prominent rank among the founders of empire, and was sent to the Legislature, where he acquitted himself to the entire satisfaction of his constituents.

He was a man of genial temper and social habits and popular with all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. One by one, the pioneers whom we found here in 1854 are dropping out of the ranks-and in a few years the record of the dead will be much longer than the record of the living. So passes man away. Farewell to A.J. Smith.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, April 23, 1872

Son-In-Law of L. S. Amy


Jane C. Smith

JANE C. SMITH, wife of J.L. Smith, died yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock aged 66 years. Her death was due to a paralytic stroke.

The deceased with her husband lived with a son, G.F. Smith at 124 South First Street. She had been a resident of Council Bluffs since October 1898 at which time removed here from Monroeville, Ohio.

She leaves a husband and three children.

The remains of the deceased will be shipped to Monroeville over the Rock Island this evening.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Friday, March 3, 1899, page 4


Sylvester Marshall Smith

Died - In Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, February 22, 1880, and 3:30 p.m. of paralysis, Mr. Sylvester Marshall Smith, aged 73 years, 10 months and 27 days.

In the death of Grandfather Smith, a noble form has been wrapped in the mantle of eternal sleep, and the soul of a truly good man, who lived an active life of more than three score years, and ten, is at final and peaceful rest. But in his death an aged and loving win has been deprived of the strong arm of a kind and devoted companion and protector whose love and companionship she enjoyed, without even a month's interruption by separation, for over half a century; his children are calling upon to part with one who anxiously guarded their footsteps in childhood and watched them grow to manhood and womanhood and become settled for life, and a community realizes the loss of one of its oldest, most honorable and highly esteemed citizens.

Grandfather Smith as he was best known and familiarly called was in the enjoyment of his usual good health until less than three weeks ago, when, while attending to some duties at his residence, he slipped and fell to the ground, sustaining slight but rather painful injuries, not such, however, as gave occasion for alarm. In a few days thereafter he found it necessary to take his bed, from which he never arose, but passed peacefully from life on last Sunday afternoon, surrounded by his wife, three of his children and other relatives, who ministered to his wants and tenderly cared for him during his brief illness. His death resulted from paralysis, which rendered him unconscious for several days prior to his demise.

Sylvester M. Smith was born in Tyringham, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, March 25, 1806. He was the youngest of a family of six children born unto Chileab and Nancy Smith, none are now living. When ten years old, Sylvester removed with his parents to that part of Ohio known as the "Western Reserve" or "New Connecticut," which was at that time a vast wilderness. There he grew to manhood, attending school whenever and wherever he could, but that desired opportunity was not afforded him until he was in his 16th year. He grasped the ten meager opportunities to acquire knowledge, and after less than six month schooling began a successful career as a teacher.

At the age of 21 Mr. Smith visited a sister living in Chautauqua County, New York. While there he formed the acquaintance of an estimable young lady named Miss Elizabeth Frank, to whom he was married December 27, 1827, who survives him and who is his junior by one year. With his bride Mr. Smith returned to Ohio where he commenced active life as a farmer, building, as he was often fondly described it, "a snug log house for myself and wife on land I got from father." While thus engaged and situated, Mr. Smith, in his leisure hours, mastered the study of the law, was admitted to the bar and for a time pursued the practice in the courts of the Buckeye State. The fond couple resided in their Ohio home until a family of eight children had been born to them, four of whom are still living.

In the spring of 1853, Mr. Smith disposed of his property in Ohio and with his family started west with no particular objective point in view. They reached Council Bluffs a month later, In June of that year, having traveled by steamer to Chicago, by rail to Rockford, Illinois, and thence by wagon to Council Bluffs. After concluding to take up his abode in this city, then a small trading point, he turned his attention to buying and selling real estate and in this he aided very materially in the growth of our now prosperous city - watching with that enterprising, devoted, spirit which characterized the man, the rapid growth of his adopted western home. Not long after settling here, Mr. Smith was elected to the then important and responsible office of County School Fund commissioner and Justice of the Peace, which position he filled satisfactorily for two years.

Grandfather Smith was no ordinary man. Although retiring in his position of very unassuming manner, he was a man of great intelligence and decision of character, possesses those nobler qualities of heart, which, coupled with his supreme simplicity of nature won him the esteem and respect of all who enjoyed his acquaintance. He was a plain, outspoken man, and his adherence to what he believed to be just and right was only equaled in persistency to his fearless and determined denunciation of wrong and injustice. One of his many admirable qualities was his very unselfish nature - the sacrifice seeming too great when made for those he loved.

Another peculiarity which illustrates his tenacity of purposes the fact that he commenced, when a boy, to keep a diary of every day events and this he kept up with careful punctuality to the end of life. In the entry made on the first day of January 1879, he commenced with these words, "and still I live." This book is beautifully inscribed and there is scarcely a blot on its closely written pages as there was neither blot on his character or stain on his reputation, although this is much to say for a man who had passed his three score and ten.

As earth hides from mortal sighs the familiar form of Grandfather Smith none will miss him more or feel his death to a greater degree than those who knew him best.

Of those of his family who survive him, beside his wife; are his daughter, Mary F. Treynor and George F., Spencer and Joseph S., sons, all living in this city except the last named who is now a resident of Kentucky, and fourteen grandchildren.

The funeral will occur from the late residence of deceased on Madison Street, above Pierce, this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o'clock, to which friends are invited without further notice.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Tuesday, February 24, 1880

Funeral

The funeral of the late Sylvester M. Smith took place from his late residence on Madison Street, yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. Owing to a request made by Mr. Smith, the services of the minister were dispensed with. At the request of the family short addresses were made by Capt. D.W. Price and J.W. Chapman. These addresses were couched in elegant and touching language and in words calculated to feelingly express the high regard and appreciation in which the deceased was held by all who knew him. Capt. Price spoke as one who had been intimately acquainted with Grandfather Smith for over a quarter of a century. He alluded to the fact that it might be thought strange that no clergyman was present, but such absence was not occasioned with a view of being in any way singular or for the purpose of casting contempt or disrespect upon the common usages of society, but the friends were merely carrying out the behests of love and therefore performed a duty.

The speaker, whose remarks were indeed beautiful and touching, said that during an acquaintance with Mr. Smith of twenty-seven years he had always known him as a man of high moral character and one of vigorous intellect, ambitious and of a determined purpose, and one who always faithfully performed a trust imposed. The speaker also referred to the fact that the deceased had lived the allotted three score years and ten, and that his life was therefore completed. He had lived to see his children grown and settled, and surrounded by children and children's children could peacefully lie down to pleasant drams with a finished work on earth.

Mr. Chapman spoke also of the high moral character of the deceased, and more particularly alluded to the journal kept by Mr. Smith from his boyhood to the close of life.

A song was then rendered by a quartette of voices and the casket was closed. The pallbearers were D.B. Clark, D.C. Bloomer, A.C. Graham, E.W. Thornton, J.M. Phillps and A.J. Bump, all old citizens and intimate personal friends of the deceased. The remains were placed to rest in Fairview Cemetery and were followed thither by a very large number of relatives, intimate friends and citizens.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Wednesday, February 25, 1880


Walter Inglewood Smith

JUDGE SMITH DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS FROM A STROKE
The Funeral Is To Be Held Sunday Afternoon at the
First Presbyterian Church - Body to be Cremated

Judge Walter I. Smith, judge of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth District, who has been incapacitated sine he suffered a stroke of paralysis about two years ago, died at Mercy Hospital this morning at 5 o'clock. Judge Smith had not been in the best of health prior to the stroke, his trouble being diagnosed as hardening of the arteries. Late in the fall his family on the advice of physicians took Judge Smith to California, where he remained the greater part of the winter. Upon his return the judge expressed the opinion that his condition was improving, but physicians held out no especial hope. His condition slowly grew worse rather than improved.

Recently owing to the departure of the male nurse, who had been attending him for many weeks, the judge was removed to Mercy Hospital, where it was felt that he could be better looked after than at home.

Walter Inglewood Smith was born in Council Bluffs, July 10, 1862, the son of George Francis and Sarah H. (Forrest) Smith, who were among the pioneer settlers in the city, where the father was engaged in business as a contractor for many years. He graduated from the city schools in 1878 and spent a short time as a student in Park College in Missouri. In the spring of 1880 he started teaching school in rural Pottawattamie County, continuing until the summer of 1881, when he entered the office of Col. D.B. Dailey, attorney-at-law, as a student. He continued his studies until the winter of 1882 when he was admitted to the bar in Council Bluffs, beginning practice as a partner of his instructor and mentor, Colonel Dailey.

This partnership continued until 1885, when young Smith started out for himself and for two years practiced alone. In 1887 he joined once more in a partnership with Hon. J.E.F. McGee, a relation which was maintained until 1890, when McGee was elected judge of the superior court of Council Bluffs.

Judge Smith was married in July 1890 to Miss Effie Marie Moon, a Council Bluffs young lady of merit and good family and to them four children were born. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Hall and Miss Grace Smith, and one son, Malcolm A. Smith, all at home, one brother, Forrest Smith, Omaha, and one sister, Mrs. Ingelletta F. Ware, this city.

In Council Bluffs, where he has always maintained his residence, Judge Smith, with his family, has been one of the most prominent and well beloved figures in the city's history. His efforts in behalf of the progress of his home city and state have been constant and the business, professional and social circles of the city are a unit in deploring their loss.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the First Presbyterian Church, Dr. J.F. Blanchard, former pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating, assisted by Dr. A.E. Vanorden, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Following the services by Dr. Blanchard and Dr. Vanorden, Bluff City Lodge of Masons will give their ritual at the church. The body will be taken to Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, where it will be cremated.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Friday, January 27, 1922

Note: (He is not buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The information they have on file is that he was cremated and his ashes were scattered.)


William Snethen

Death of Elder Sneathen

At 11:30 o'clock yesterday morning Elder William Sneathen, of Troy, Kas., died at the residence of his son (note: Wm. J. Snethen) on South Avenue, in this city of heart trouble. At the time of his death he was 67 years old. He had been connected with the ministry of the Christian church for nearly forth-five years.

The deceased was a member of the Grand Army, holding the position of chaplain of the post at Troy, Kas. During his illness he requested, in case of death, that he be buried by the Abe Lincoln post of this city, and he laid at rest in the soldier's lot in Fairview cemetery. This will be done, the funeral to take place tomorrow afternoon.

He came to Council Bluffs shortly before Christmas to attend a reunion of the family, at his son's residence. At the reunion there were present seven children, nineteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. The affair was a pleasant one to all. Within a few days afterwards Elder Sneathen was taken ill and never recovered.

(This is the following article, same page.)

Abe Lincoln post, No. 29, G.A. R. will meet at G.A.R. hall Thursday, at 1:30p.m. to attend the funeral of comrade Rev. W. N. Sneathen, on South Avenue. F.S. Thomas, Commander. Attest: E.J. Abbott, Adjutant.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Wednesday, January 7, 1891
Contibuted by: Ruth I. Stude


Clara Spickerman

Clara (Bertelsen) Spickerman, age 86, Bethany Lutheran Home; passed away 10/12/89.

Preceded in death by husband Oscar "Ike" Spickerman, 8/31/1959. Clara is the last surviving child out of 12 children born to Jens & Katrine Bertelsen and a lifetime resident of the Honey Creek-Council Bluffs area.

Survived by son, Tony & his wife, Ellen and 3 grandchildren all of Omaha; nieces and nephews. Services 10/15/89, Sunday, 2 p.m., Meyer Funeral Home. Rev. E.A. Hering, pastor, St. John Lutheran Chuch will officiate the service. Inurnment Grange Cemetery, Boomer Township. Prayer service Saturday evening, p.m., followed by regular visitation.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Published October 13, 1989]
Submitted by Darlene Vergamini


Cora Belle Spoor

Cora Belle Spoor, 73, widow of Sherman E. Spoor, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clay Cockran at Corvallis, Oregon, where she had been living since leaving Council Bluffs two years ago.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and of the Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cochran, and Mrs. Mildred Adams of Long Beach, California; two brothers, W.J. Marble of Council Bluffs and Dr. R.E. Marble of Omaha and two grandchildren.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Saturday, May 9, 1936, page 3
(Walnut Hill Cemetery, section 16, Row 7)


Sherman E. Spoor

Sherman E. Spoor, 67, 203 South First Street, general labor foreman for the Union Pacific Railroad, died suddenly shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday while making his regular morning round of inspection. Death was due to heart diseases. Spoor had arrived at the Union Pacific Transfer shortly before 7 o'clock. His usual morning round of inspection had just started. Walking into a small room he collapsed. He was dead when fellow employees reached him.

He had been a member of the Union Pacific Old-Timers' Club, a past master of Excelsior Lodge, A.F. & A.M., a member of Council Bluffs Chapter No. 441, Order of Eastern Star, and an employee of the railroad for forty years. He was a native of Council Bluffs.

Surviving him are his widow Cora B. Spoor; two daughters, Mrs. Clay Cockran of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Mildred Adams of Los Angeles, and one brother J.W. Spoor of Kansas City.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Sunday, December 27, 1931, page 5
(Walnut Hill Cemetery, Section 16, Row 7)


P. J. Stapleton

Last Tuesday, P.J. Stapleton, who serious sickness was mentioned in The Nonpareil recently, died at his home, 1028 West Broadway, at the age of 50 years. He was born in Albany, NY and was married in Omaha to Miss Mary Denny in 1883.

He was a man who made friends of all whom he met and was recognized as one of the local leaders of the peoples’ party.

Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Cora, aged 10 years.

The funeral will be held this afternoon from St. Francis Xavier Church at 3 o’clock. Rev. Fther Smythe officiating. Interment in the Catholic Cemetery. (no gravestone)

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Thursday, April 26, 1894, page 5


Cora Belle Spoor Cora Belle Spoor, 73, widow of Sherman E. Spoor, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clay Cockran at Corvallis, Oregon, where she had been living since leaving Council Bluffs two years ago. She was a member of the Eastern Star and of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cochran, and Mrs. Mildred Adams of Long Beach, California; two brothers, W.J. Marble of Council Bluffs and Dr. R.E. Marble of Omaha and two grandchildren. Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Saturday, May 9, 1936, page 3 (Walnut Hill Cemetery, section 16, Row 7)


Dr. Richard T. Street

Dr. Richard T. Street, DDS, 70, died Friday in Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Street was born in Council Bluffs and was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and the University of Missouri Dental School. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of St. Hedwit Church in Los Alamitos.

Survivors include his wife, Helen (Connole); three daughters, Sharon Brown of Dana Point, CA, Mary Lou Street and Peggy Lou Lujan both of Whittier, Ca; five sons, John of El Toro, CA, David of Cypress, CA, Richard, Jr. of Chandler, AZ, James and Michael both of Los Alamitos, CA; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral will be in Los Alamitos with burial at a future date in St. Joseph Cemetery in Council Bluffs. Beem Belford Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published May 27, 1989, submitted by Ann]


Almire Stringham

Almira Stringham, mother of Mrs. Grant P. Kemp, died at 1 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter at 2409 Avenue B, after an illness of more than a year with paralysis.

The deceased was 75 years of age; she had been a resident of Iowa since 1861.

The funeral will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of Grant P. Kemp, 2409 Avenue B. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery; the services will be conduced by Rev. Perkins of the Christian Tabernacle.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Published March 10, 1899]
Submitted by Darlene Vergamini


Jarvis C. Strube

It was 11 a.m. Friday - 31 years to the minute after the ending of World War I. A small group gathered at a freshly dug grave in Crescent Cemetery. In the center was the flag draped casket. After brief services the casket was lowered into the grave and the group silently left. It had paid final respects to a stranger.

Employees of Woodring Funeral Home and the Crescent Cemetery made up the group. None of them personally knew the man in the casket - JARVIS C. STRUBE, 55, merchant seaman and veteran of two wars. Strube was found unconscious October 31 in a Missouri Valley Hotel. He died the following day in a Council Bluffs hospital. Coroner H. Stanley Woodring located relatives in Wisconsin, South Dakota and Oregon. They answered inquiries. One relative said he was in the regular army before World War I, served during the conflict and re-enlisted. During World War II, he was in the coastal marine service. His reason for being in Missouri Valley was never established, Coroner Woodring said. Relatives reported he frequently took cross country jaunts by bus or hitch hiked.

No one appeared to claim Strube's body. Thursday, the Woodring Funeral Home received authority from the Veterans' Administration to bury him at government expense. He was buried in a lot donated by E.P. Woodring, head of the funeral home and father of Coroner Woodring.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, November 12, 1949


Grace E. Stuhr

Mrs. GRACE E. STUHR, 48, died at her home, 1020 Fillmore Avenue, Thursday of heart disease, after an illness of several months. Her body will lie in state at cutler Chapel until the hour of the funeral, which will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Cutler's chapel. Burial will be in Silver Valley Cemetery.

Survivors include: her husband, Harold E.: one daughter, Mrs. Harold Ellison of Council Bluffs; father, William Alvin Daughtery, Sr., Omaha; two brothers, William Alvin Daughtery, Jr., and Albert Lee Daughtery, both of Council Bluffs, three sisters, Mrss. Retha Knudsen of Kansas City, Missouri, Mrs. Herman Gray and Miss Ethel Daughtery, both of Council Bluffs.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Friday, September 20, 1946, page 7


Dr. Harold F. Trafton

Harold F. Trafton, M.D. 78, of Council Bluffs died June 1 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Chrisman, IL, and graduated from Paris (IL) High School. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical School in 1941 and served his residency at City Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Trafton served overseas in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of captain and becoming a flight surgeon.

He moved to Council Bluffs in 1948 and joined the Cogley Clinic practicing medicine and surgery. He was a board certified surgeon and a member of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He was an associate professor at Creighton University and past president of the Pottawattamie County Medical Society and the Iowa Academy of Surgery. He retired in 1991.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Church. He and his wife, Bertha M. (Bee) had been married for 54 years. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Pat Jones of Harlan, Mary Kay Carta of Omaha, Bette Schmidt of Council Bluffs and Teresa Blackburn of Denver, CO; a son, Harold of Underwood; a sister, Dorothy Best of Albuquerque, NM; 15 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be at Beem Belford Funeal Home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, published June 2, 1996, submitted by Ann]


Harry C. Taylor

HARRY C. TAYLOR, aged 45 years of Avoca, died Sunday of complications at the Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital after an illness of one week.

He had lived in Avoca since 1882 and is survived by his widow, two sons, Harry and Fred, and one daughter, Jean. He also leaves two brothers, S. and Lee W. Taylor, Avoca; and four sisters, Mrs. William Flint of Indianola; Mrs. Hattie Garlow of Avoca, Mrs. Bertha Blake of Evanston, Illinois and Mrs. Jeannette Fletcher of Hancock.

The body was removed to Cutler's Funeral Home and this afternoon will be taken to Avoca for Burial.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Monday, February 9, 1920, page 8
Burial Location: Graceland Cemetery, Section 10, Row 23, Jan 4, 1875-Feb 8, 1920


Katherine M. Taylor

Mrs. Katherine M. Taylor, 89, 1735 Avenue B, died Monday at a local hospital after a two month illness. Born in Harrison County, she had resided 69 years in Council Bluffs. She was the widow of Edward Taylor, who died in 1948. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include: daughter, Mrs. A.L. Frandsen of Weslaco, TX; 10 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Woodring Chapel. Charles F. Putnam, an elder of the RLDS Church, will officiate. Interment will be at Hazel Dell Cemetery.

[Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Published November 26, 1963]
Submitted by Darlene Vergamini


Pleasant Taylor

Word was received in this city yesterday of Pleasant Taylor at Taylor Station near Oakland, last Saturday.

Pleasant Taylor was probably the oldest inhabitant of southwestern Iowa, being 104 years of age. He was also one of the pioneer settlers of Pottawattamie County.

In the early days he was station agent at Taylor Station when the only means of transportation was by stage coach. Mr. Taylor was well known by a number of the old settlers of this county. (buried Fairview Cemetery, Washington Twp.)

[Nonpareil, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, Published February 25, 1896]
Submitted by Darlene Vergamini


John L. Templeton

JOHN L. TEMPLETON, 81, former chief of the Council Bluffs fire department died Sunday at Muskogee, Oklahoma, according to word received here Monday by friends.

Templeton left Council Bluffs about twenty-two years ago to become chief of the Muskogee fire department. He was retired on a pension two years ago and after that time devoted his full time to Boy Scout work. He also served one term as city marshal.

Funeral services will probably be in Oklahoma, but await arrival of Mrs. Templeton, who was in California when her husband died.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, March 16, 1936


Dora Tiege

Mrs. DORA TIEGE (Tietge), aged 72, wife of Henry Tiege, of 2014 South Fourteenth Street, died Sunday afternoon of consumption. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence. The Rev. Mr. Beck, pastor of the German Evangelical Church, will conduct the services and the interment will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, March 16, 1896
(Walnut Hill, Section 7 B, Row 1, Died--March 15, 1896)


Catherine Tierney

Miss CATHERINE TIERNEY, 70, 412 South Eight Street, died at her home Thursday evening of heart trouble after a short illness. The body was removed from the Beem-Belford Funeral Home Friday morning to her residence at 412 South Eighth Street, where it will lie in state until the time of the funeral.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Creston, Iowa.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Friday, November 6, 1942
Burial Location: Calvary Cemetery, Creston, Iowa


Florence E. (Sproul) Tierney

FLORENCE E. (Sproul) TIERNEY, 87, 504 Forest Drive, died Saturday at the home of her granddaughter Colleen Thompson with whom she lived.

Mrs. Tierney was born in Harrison County, and lived in Council Bluffs for 58 years. She has been a local realtor for 32 years and had her own business, "Look" Real Estate for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her husband John D. (Jack) Tierney in 1985, and her son Jerome Tierney in 1986. Mrs. Tierney was a member of St. Patrick's Church and was a lifetime member of the Greater Council Bluffs Board of Realtors.

She is survived by: two daughters, Jacky Wanning and Joyce Gorman both of Council Bluffs; two sisters, Sybil Evans of Council Bluffs and Lucille Yutesler of Missouri Valley; 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Gerald Deere officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Beem-Belford Funeral Home.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Sunday, October 21, 1990
Burial Location: St. Joseph Cemetery, Section C, Row 2


Leo A. Tierney

LEO A. TIERNEY, 64, 3106 Ninth Avenue, died Monday at a Council Bluffs hospital after a three-month illness. He was born at Weller and was a Council Bluffs resident 38 years. Tierney retired in 1973 from employment at the Twin City Artificial Limb. He was a member of Queen of Apostles Church.

Survivors include: his widow, Hazel; two sons, Leo R. of Council Bluffs and Donald of Daneville, California; two daughters, Mrs. Diane McMullen of Elk, Nevada, and Miss Sally Tierney of Lovilla; two brothers, William of Melrose and Michael of Hammond, Indiana and 10 grandchildren.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Monday, April 8, 1974, page 5

Funeral Mass

Funeral Mass for LEO A. TIERNEY, 64, 3106 Ninth Avenue, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Queen of Apostles Church. The Rev. Richard E. Gubbels will be celebrant. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Tierney was a retired employee of the Twin City Artificial Limb Co., died Monday at a Council Bluffs hospital.

Survivors include: his widow, Hazel; two sons, Leo R. of Council Bluffs and Donald of Daneville, California; two daughters, Mrs. Diane McMullen of Elko, Nevada, and Miss Sally Tierney of Council Bluffs. A sister, Kate Cummins of Lovilla; two brothers, William of Melrose and Michael at Hammond, Indiana, and three grandchildren.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Tuesday, April 9, 1974, page 5
Burial Location: St. Joesph’s Cemetery, Section E, Row 11


Margaret Ellen Tierney

MARGARET ELLEN TIERNEY, 34, 3027 West Broadway, died at a local hospital Saturday after a lingering illness.

She is survived by her husband, Leo Richard, and Donald Dean; one daughter, Diana; and her father, John F. O'Brien of Melrose; three sisters, Ann O'Brien of Melrose, Mrs. Leo Welsh of Chicago, and Mrs. Leo Sinnatt of Gearytown; five brothers, Art, Alex, Edward and Emmett O'Brien all of Council Bluffs and Leo of Omaha.

Funeral services will be held Monday at Holy Family church at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. William Caughlan officiating. The body will lie in state at the home from 6 p.m. Saturday until the hour of the funeral.

Holy Family Rosary society will recite the rosary at the residence Sunday at 8 p.m. Meyer funeral home is in charge.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Saturday, April 13, 1946, page 3
Burial Location: St. Joseph Cemetery, Section E, Row 11


Margueriete F. Tierney

Funeral Mass for MARGUERIETE F. TIERNEY, 55, 224 S. 8th Street, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Church. The Rev. Keith Engel, associate pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Rosary recitation will be at 8 p.m. Monday at the Beem-Belford Chapel.

Miss Tierney died Saturday at a local hospital after a long illness. She was a native of Weller and had resided 35 years in Council Bluffs. Miss Tierney worked many years in local cafes and more recent years in the housekeeping department at Mercy Hospital, retiring due to illness. Miss Tierney was a member of St. Francis Church.

Survivors include: Four brothers, Edward Tierney of Albia, Leo A. Tierney of Council Bluffs, Michael Tierney of Hammond, Indiana and William Tierney of Melrose; and a sister, Mrs. Katherine Cummings of Lovilla.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Monday, March 1, 1971, page 6
Burial Location: St. Joseph Cemetery, Section E, Row 11


Patrick Tierney

Last Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock PATRICK TIERNEY, at the age of sixty-two years passed away at his home 1409 South Seventh Street. The cause of his death was cancer of which he had been afflicted for a number of years. One side of his face was almost entirely eaten away by the disease.

He was a member of the Catholic Church and leaves a wife and four children.

The body was taken to the undertaking rooms of Charles Lunkley and prepared for burial and will be taken to Spaulding, Nebraska for interment over the Union Pacific at 9:30 this morning. The funeral will occur from the residence of a son of the deceased who resides at the above mentioned place.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Friday, December 23, 1891, page 4
Burial Location: Spaulding, Nebraska


Walter J. Tierney

WALTER J. TIERNEY, 71, 509 S. 8th Street, retired city fireman, died Tuesday at a local hospital after a brief illness. A native of Weller, Iowa, he was a Council Bluffs resident 44 years. He retired in 1946 as captain of the Council Bluffs Fire Department after 22 years of service. Since that time, Tierney had worked as a dispatcher for Peoples Natural Gas. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. Mr. and Mrs. Tierney observed their 50th wedding anniversary in August 1966.

Survivors include: widow, Ellie; three daughters, Mrs. Eileen Helms of Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Ann Blackburn and Mrs. Helen Murphy both of Council Bluffs; five brothers, Leo of Council Bluffs, Michael of Hammond, Indiana, William of Melrose, Edward of Russell and John of Albia; three sisters, Mrs. James Cummins of Lovilla, Mrs. Alec O'Brien and Miss Marguerite Tierney, both of Council Bluffs; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Requiem Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Costin as celebrant. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Wednesday, April 26, 1967, page 22
Burial Location: St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Section F, Row 18


Lucretia K. Townsend

Died in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, March 13, 1881 at 10 a.m. of consumption, Mrs. LUCRETIA K., wife of A.E. TOWNSEND, foreman of The Nonpareil pressrooms. Aged 25 years.

The death of Mrs. Townsend is one of unusual sadness as she had become a happy bride less than six months ago. Her maiden name was Lucretia Kelley, and she was a resident of Marlboro, Mass., where she was united in the bonds of matrimony to A.E. Townsend of his city on Thanksgiving Day, last year.

She was an accomplished, Christian lady, and her quiet unassuming manners won for her a warm place in the hearts of all who enjoyed her acquaintance. Although not unexpected, the announcement of her death will be received with the deepest sorrow by her many friends and acquaintances in Massachusetts and in her new western home.

The fond husband and aged father, as well as her three brothers, will receive the heartfelt sympathy of all in his hour of deep affliction.

The funeral services will take place from the residence of Frank Levin on First (Madison) Street this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend without further notice.

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Tuesday, March 15, 1881, page 4
Burial Location: Fairview Cemetery, Section A, Lot 232
Lucretia Townsend-October 23, 1854-March 13, 1881


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