BLEAKLY, David 1896-1973
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Date: 1/7/2016 at 19:41:09
The Ida County Pioneer, 19 April 1973
David Bleakly of Silver Creek Township, Galva, Iowa, passed away early in the morning of
Sunday, April 8 at Twilight Acres, Wall Lake, after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at the Silver Creek Methodist Church at 11 am on Tuesday, April 10.
Rev M H Houts conducted the services and Christensen Funeral Home of Ida Grove was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Waldon Buchanan was at the organ and accompanied Hobert Johnson of Cherokee who sang Lead Kindly Light. Bearers were Jim Grell, Gordon Trimble, Bruce Bennett, Roy Wilson, Glen Lorensen and Garold Stevenson. A dinner was served at noon by the ladies of the Silver Creek Church.
David Bleakly was born on January 12, 1896 to Mr and Mrs Christopher Bleakly at the farm home which was his legal residence his entire life. He attended the rural school and Academy at Morningside where he was a member of the madrigal choir. He entered military service July 29, 1918 at Ida Grove and was discharged on March 29, 1919 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. He was a corporal in Company C, 210 Engineers.
He was united in marriage to Edith Cole on January 25, 1923 and the couple enjoyed forty-five years of companionship. They shared many interests: travel, hobbies such as raising hybrid iris, and maintaining a beautiful farm yard. Until his wife's death on August 24, 1968, winters were spent in California.
David was a member of the Silver Creek Methodist church, sang in the choir, led Sunday School singing, and taught the men's class. He was a member of the Kane Lodge at Ida Grove, also Maple Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, Scottish Rites Bodies No 377 AF & AM, and AubuBekr Shrine at Sioux City. Masonic services were held at 8 pm at Christensen's Funeral Home Tuesday night.
Shortly before his wife's death he became a resident of Good Samaritan Home at Holstein and later was transferred to the infirmary at Twilight Acres.
David was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers; his sisters Sarah Bleakly, Mamie (Mrs W A Noll), Ruth (Mrs D J Bennett).
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