Julius Heuer (1895-1947)

O'Brien County Bell, 24 Sep 1947, p. 1

Military Funeral Held For World War 1 Veteran Sept. 24

Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon, September 24, at Hartley, for Julius Heuer, well known farmer who lived east of Primghar. Mr. Heuer was laid to rest with a full military service, being a veteran of World War 1 and a member of Chateau Thierry Post No. 35 of the American Legion here in Primghar.

With Mr. J. W. Smith in charge, the pallbearers, color guard and color bearers were comprised of Legionnaires of World War 1 and the firing squad with D.

Bacan in charge, were comprised of Legionnaires of World War II. Art Noe, Jr., sounded taps. After a brief prayer service at the farm home here, the services were conducted at the Trinity Evangelical church in Hartley with the Rev. Romanowski in charge. Interment was made in the Everly cemetery. The Seivert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Heuer is survived by two sons, Harry and Vernon Heuer. His wife and daughter preceded him in death. He is also survived by two brothers, Pete Heuer and John Heuer.

Among those attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Meinart Kruse and family; Mr. and Mrs. Pete Heuer; Mr. and Mrs. John Heuer and family; Mr. and Mrs. John Friedrickson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Friedrickson and Delbert; Mr. and Mrs. William Friedrickson; Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart and family; Mrs. Emma Friedrickson and Arlene; and Bernice Johnston.

O'Brien County Bell, 1 Oct 1947, p. 3


Julius Heuer

Julius Heuer, the son of Fritz and Margaretha (Peters) Heuer, was born near Everly, Iowa, on December 29, 1895. Julius received his education in the school system of Clay county.

In September of 1917, Julius Heuer received his draft call for service in the United States army from Van Hook, North Dakota. He served 1 year and 7 months, with 13 months of the time overseas. He was discharged in the spring of 1919.

> On December 29, [19? unreadable], Julius Heuer and Caroline Frederickson were united in marriage at Spencer, Ia. Four children, two girls and two boys, were born to this marriage. One daughter died at birth and Marietta died at the age of 3 years and 3 months. Julius lived with his family on a farm north of Everly until April 30, 1936, when Mrs. Heuer was killed in the cyclone which struck their home.

In 1938 Mr. Heuer moved to a farm four miles east of Primghar where he made his home for the remaining years of his life. In August of 1946, Julius Heuer became ill and submitted to an operation in November of that year. He never really regained his health.

Julius Heuer was called to his eternal reward on Sunday afternoon, September 21, 1947, at 5:15 o'clock. He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Heuer; two daughters; and two brothers, Herman and Fritz Heuer.

Julius Heuer leaves to mourn his passing, two sons, Harry and Vernon Heuer; one sister, Mrs. Anna Kruse of Parshall, N. Dak.; three brothers, Pete and John Heuer of Parshall, N. Dak., and Claus Heuer, of Windom, Minn., and many relatives and friends. Funeral and memorial services were conducted by Rev. B. H. Romanowski of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church at Hartley, Ia., at the Julius Heuer home and Trinity church on Wednesday, September 24, 1947.

Music for the church service was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. Everett Selken, Mrs. Harrison Grotewohl, W. R. Wagner and [Hewlet?] Grotewohl. Burial was in the cemetery at Everly, Ia. Pallbearers were fellow members of the Primghar American Legion Post.

Transcribed by Alan Nicholson

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