rites held at

local church

Livermore —William Devine, 84, of Livermore, died at the Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge on

Tuesday Jan. 24. Mr. Devine suffered a stroke Saturday evening and was rushed to the hospital.

He had been in failing health over a year.

William Devine was born Dec. 20, 1876 in Riverdale township in Kossuth County. His parents

were Barnett and Abigail Batterson Devine.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nellie Goetzman of Pomona, Calif., and several nieces and

nephews. His parents, three brothers and six sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Thursday in the Methodist church here, Rev. Usher officiating.

Pall bearers were John Segar, William Claus, Ray Falb, Edwin Blazen, Alvin Lcnertz and

Lawrence Miller. Burial was in the Irvington cemetery.

Blake's Funeral home of LuVerne was in charge of arrangements.

--Kossuth County Advance, 31 January 1961, page 12

James Devine

Rites Monday at Algona

ALGONA—Funeral services for James F. Devine, 77, Algona retired farmer, were held Monday

morning in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church here. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. P. Gearen officiated and burial was in

Calvary cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Devine died Thursday

evening at Good Samaritan Nursing Home here after a long illness.

He was born Nov. 17, 1884, at Livermore, to James. N. and Mary Dunn Devine. He was married to Reba

Holdren, Feb. 14, 1912, in St. Cecelia's Church, Algona. The couple farmed near here until 1955 when they

retired and moved to town.

Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Frances (Maxine) McNalley, Emmetsburg; Mrs. Marshall

(Bernice) Bainter, Whittier, Calif.; Mrs. Wayne (Jean) Elder, Hawthorne, Nev.; and Mrs. Wilbert

(Betty) Dailey, Corwith; two sons, Charles B. Devine, Algona, and Robert R. (Ray) Devine, Corwith; three

sisters Mrs. Sadie Skilling, Algona; Mrs. Nellie Fresser, Humboldt; Mrs. Gene Ennis, Clarion; three

brothers, Steve Devine, Corwith; William Devine, St. Joe and Lewis Devine, Humboldt; 27 grandchildren

and three great-grandchildren.

--Mason City Globe Gazette, 11 June 1962, page 18

Geo. J. Lenertz

Rites Monday

At Livermore

Services for George J. Lenertz, 85, a longtime Livermore resident, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday (April

28) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Lenertz died at the Sisson Nursing Home in Humboldt Friday noon.

Surviving are the widow, Clara; a son, Alvin, Livermore; two daughters, Mrs. Gus Boosalis and Mrs. Ted

Wagner, both of Livermore; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Born in Winfield, Ill., Mr. Lenertz came to the Livermore area at the age of 12. In 1907 he married Clara

Wernert there. He engaged in farming in the area and later worked as a carpenter.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, Monday, 28 April 1969, page 16


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