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Francis John "Frank" Tett (1834-1948)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 6/24/2022 at 19:40:59

From Nevada Evening Journal January 14, 1948 (page 5)

Funeral Services For Frank J. Tett At McCallsburg

McCallsburg, Jan. 14--Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Frank J. Tett at the Presbyterian church in McCallsburg followin a prayer service in the home with Rev. James D. Ransom in charge.

The pall bearers were Fred Schauper of Ames, George Singer and Lester Garber of Graettinger, Guy Mills, John Hauptly and Lewis Lura of McCallsburg.

The music was furnished by Mrs. F. E. Nail and Catherine Craig who sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Rock of Ages" with Mrs. C. E. Baumgardne at the piano. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Fannie Graves, Mrs. Guy Mills and Mrs. John Schauper.

Burial was made in the family lot in the Warren Township cemetery.

Francis John Tett was born in England September 13, 1854, and passed away at his home in McCallsburg Wednesday, January 7, 1948 at the age of 93 years, 3 months, 24 days.

In 1873, at the age of 19, he came to the United States with a friend. He lived the greater part of the next five years at Joliet, Illinois, engaged in the baking business. On October 27, 1878 he was united in marriage to Emma Bausor, and the same year came to Iowa and located on a farm near McCallsburg, where they lived until 1915, when they retired from faming and came to McCallsburg to reside. Mrs. Tett passed away March 2, 1937.

Mr. Tett has four children: one daughter, Cleo, who has kept the home; three sons, Charles, of Nevada; Frank M. of Zearing; and William T. of McCallsburg. Three grandsons, and six great-grandchildren are also left to mourn his departure. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. and Mrs. Tett celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1928, and that summer took a delightful trip to England, the land of their birth, where they had a wonderful time with relatives and friends.

A short time before their marriage they became members of the First Baptist Church of Joliet, Illinois, and in April 1919, united with the Presbyterian Church of McCallsburg.

He will be greatly missed, not only by his loved ones, but also by the many neighbors and friends, in McCallsburg and throughout the county, who have known him and respected him throughout the years.

Among the out of town people in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. George Singer and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Garber of Graettinger, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Rasmussen from Forest City, Rev. and Mrs. Lookingbill, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Halleland and a number of other friends and relatives from Nevada, Tom Carver and daughter Ilo, Mrs. M. Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wilson, Mrs. Walter Cross of Collins, Fred Schauper and Ray Menzel of Ames, Sam Twedt, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pederson, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Meins of Roland and a large number of relatives and friends from Zearing and elsewhee.

In the passing of Mr. Tett McCallsburg has lost its oldest citizen.


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