The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1933
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR G. FRED TRIMBLE
Funeral services for G. Fred TRIMBLE, brief mention of whose death was made in the
Record-News last week, were held at the Methodist church Friday, March 17.
A large crowd of friends, including 39 policemen with whom Mr. TRIMBLE had served, and
a delegation from the United Brethern church of Des Moines, attended the funeral.
Police officers and members of the police force, who attended the services, were: Chief
ALBER, Lieutenant PASTEL, Captain EKLUND, Sergeant RAYBURN, Sergeant MABEE; Patrolmen
BEARDSLEY, BROPHY, BROWN, CAREY, CLAYMAN, CRAWFORD, CROSS, DAWSON, DeBONIS, GREGORY,
KELLY, LEE, McCLELLAND, MILES, PEARCE, RAYMSEY, SEWARD, SOMMERS, McCLANAHAN; Detectives
CHRISTIANSEN, DENNY, DUNAGAN, EMRICH, FRITZPATRICK (sic), GAGEN, MAHAFFEY, MILLER,
ROUTT, SILLICK, WALKER; pensioned offiers, Geo. McMICKLE, Wm. ALLEN, Joe NEWELL and
The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. SHAFER, of Des Moines, who
was assisted by the local pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. E. S. MENOHER.
Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery [Mount Ayr].
The following obituary was read at the services:
G. Fred TRIMBLE, son of Geo. W. and Melcena TRIMBLE, was born February 10, 1875, at
Bedford, Iowa, and departed this life March 14, 1933, at the home of Mrs. Mary KELLEY
near Mount Ayr, Iowa, aged 58 years, one month and four days.
When eight years of age
he came with his parents to Ringgold county, residing on a farm, where he grew to
He was married to Alice CLAYTON April 21, 1897. They resided on a farm for
three years then moving to Des Moines, Iowa, which retained his residence until his
In 1907 he was appointed to the police department, serving in that capacity
continuously for almost 23 years. Beginning as a patrolman, he filled almost every
position in the department, retiring as assistant chief. Much of the time he served in
the secret service department.
He was a member of the United Brethern church, also a
member of the Masonic lodge.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, four brothers,
T. W. TRIMBLE of Bedford, Iowa, Frank TRIMBLE of Mount Ayr, Doss TRIMBLE of Minneapolis,
Minn., and Jack TRIMBLE of Compton, Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. Anna STIVING, of Mount
Ayr, besides a host of relatives and friends.CARD OF THANKS.
We know how vain the attempt, to convey to you, our appreciation of the sincere sympathy
and many kindnesses extended to us upon the death of our beloved husband and brother.
We know too that we are deeply indebted to you and may this be but an expression of the
immense and endless gratitude that we offer you, that your sympathy has helped to gild
a grief that time only can in a measure assuage.
- Mrs. Alice TRIMBLE.
Mr. Frank TRIMBLE and family.
Mr. Will F. TRIMBLE and family.
Mrs. C. O. STIVING
Mr. Guy SPICER and family.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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