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Arthur Etnier (1874-1945)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 6/27/2022 at 18:45:01

From Nevada Evening Journal September 7, 1945 (page 3)

Funeral Services Held At Collins For Arthur Etnier

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, for the late Arthur Etnier, well-known retired farmer of Collins who passed away at his home Thursday afternoon from a heart attack, suffered while visiting with friends down town.

The services were held in the Methodist church with the local pastor, the Rev. Duane Manning, in charge. The church was filled to capacity with friends and relatives who came to pay their last respects to the deceased. More than 70 relatives were in attendance.

Music was furnished by a mixed quartet composed of Mrs. Curtis Marsh, Mrs. Lloyd Holland, Milton Hale and R. A. Long, with Mrs. C. R. Stone at the piano. The songs were "In the Upper Garden," "Going Down the Valley" and "Under His Wings"

The many beautiful floral offering were cared for by Mrs. S. T. Hyatt, Mrs. R. M. Taylor, Mrs. G. C. Fish and Mrs. Duane Manning. Pallbearers, nephews of the deceased, were Leonard Etnier of Sheffield, Jesse Arnold of Marshalltown, Roy Shearer of Hampton, Roy Shearer of Colo, Vernon Elbert of Cooksville, Ill., and William Maisel of Hubbard. Interment was in Collins Evergreen cemetery.

The following is a brief sketch of the life of the deceased.

Arthur Etnier was born Jan. 0, 1874 in Bureau county, Ill. When 20 years old he came to Iowa with his parents and settled north of Colo. At the age of 25 he was married to Lydia May McClees, Feb. 1, 1899.

Two years after their marriage they moved to the Collins community, living on a farm until two years ago, when they came to live in their home in Collins, where he passed away suddenly Aug. 23, 1945 at the age of 71 years, six month and 24 days.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife and five children, namely Mrs. Fred Elliott, Mrs. Marie Kilker, Sgt. Fred G. Etnier on furlough from the ETO, Mrs. Elmer Janes and Harold Etnier, all of Collins, and a nephew, Roy Shearer, reared in the home; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Elbert of Cooksville, Ill., and Mrs. Walter Shearer of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, S. G. Etnier of Sheffield and Gale Etnier of Colo.

Mr. Etnier had lived in the Collins community many years. He was a loving husband and father who provided well and cheerfully for his family. His many friends will miss his hearty laughter and ready wit. The community was saddened at his sudden death and their sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.


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