Butler County Obituary Center


Clarksville Public Library Obituary Collection

What follows is an index to 12,551 obituaries. They date from the late 1700s to 1930 and cover all of Butler County, as well as some for residents of Bremer, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, and Hardin Counties. Some of the oldest ones have been translated from a German newspaper. A few are from any place in the Midwest that had an Ostfriesen population, but most are from Butler, Grundy, and Hardin Counties.  In addition, the collection includes a list of 2003 obituaries.     

To obtain a copy of any of these obituaries, please send a self-addressed envelope and a $2.00 donation per obituary to

Clarksville Public Library
103 W. Greene Street.
Clarksville, IA 50619-0039

Original Collection submitted by Rick Gersema   -- Subsequent years by members of the Butler County GS - Thank you!
**As of 15 Oct 2019, the obituary index is now displayed on the Butler County IAGenWeb site so that the search engine can find it.**
Obtaining a copy of these obits remains the same, with the Clarksville Library. 


A to Ble Gra to Har Lyo to Mur Swy to Wes
Ble to Con Har to Hit Mur to Pur Wes to Z
Con to Eil Hit to Klo Pur to Sch 2003 Obituaries
Eil to Gra Klo to Lyn Sch to Swy 2005-2006 Obituaries

Remember to search the Butler County Obituary board and add Butler County obituaries to it.

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This page was last modified on 29 Oct 2022