George Custer Segriff
SEGRIFF, JACKSON, VINCENT, VAN HOUTEN
Posted By: Marlene K. Skalberg (email)
Date: 11/11/2017 at 09:21:09
George Custer Segriff, son of Michael and Martha Jackson Segriff, was born July 16, 1876 on a farm north of Guss, in Taylor County, Iowa and passed away at the home this son Raymond in Cedar Rapids, January 9, 1956 at the age of 79 years.
He was one of a family of six children, all of whom preceded him in death.
March 25, 1902 he was married to Alice Vincent of Sharpsburg, Iowa, who survives him. To this union two children were born, Orval Raymond of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Ava Van Houten of Corning.
He was a true son of the soil, devoting his whole life to farming, most of which was spent on a farm north of Corning.
Aside from the normal handicaps of advanced age, he was active until the sudden call that came while visiting his son, Raymond in Cedar Rapids.
Beside his three sister, Effie Ross, Ida Maxwell, and Mary; his two brothers, Everett and Marvin, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carol Linda Van Houten.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by a son and daughter, three grandsons, and a granddaughter, seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, his uncle, Ira Jackson of south Corning, a daughter-in-law, Pearl Segriff, and a son-in-law, Glenn Van Houten.
He was a good neighbor, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
He extended his love of parasite to singing in the choir of the Fairview Church in days gone by and hymns sang at his service were among them.
Services were held Wednesday, January 11, 1956, at 1:30 p.m. from the Roland Funeral Home in Corning with the Rev. Roland Wendle in charge.
Interment was at Prairie Rose Cemetery.
Adams County Free Press, Tuesday, January 19, 1956, page 2
Adams Obituaries maintained by Kathy Parmenter.
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