Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, April 20, 1967
ALBERT WYCKOFF RITES SATURDAY
Funeral services for Albert (Wesley) WYCKOFF, 72, of St. Louis, will be held at the Madison Street
Shum-Novinger Funeral Home here at 2:00 p. m. Saturday. Mr. WYCKOFF died Tuesday in St. Louis. Interment
will be at Bedford Cemetery.
Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, April 27, 1967
ALBERT WYCKOFF RITES APRIL 22
Funeral services for Albert WYCKOFF, 73, of St. Louis, a native of Bedford, were held April 22 at the
Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford, conducted by Rev. J. Milton KINNEY Mr. Wyckoff died at his home in
St. Louis April 18. Interment was at Bedford cemetery.
Albert WYCKOFF was born October 23, 1893, the son
of the late John W[esley] WYCOKFF and Emma (CALKINS) WYCOKFF and grandson of the late James CALKINS.
Mr. WYCKOFF grew to manhood in the Bedford area and in Sheridan, Mo.
In 1910, he married Golda WHITE at the old courthouse of Maryville, Mo. At the time of his passing [he] had
spent 56 happy years with his bride.
During the latter part of World War I he was employed by a livery company in Kansas City, Mo., traveling the
Southwest as a horse buyer and seller under government contract. He spent several years in Texas and
Oklahoma and in later years enjoyed telling of his many interesting experiences in the Southwest during the
last days of the frontier West.
During the early twenties he returned to this area to work for Swift & Co. in St. Joseph, Mo., where he had
previously worked as a messenger. He later transferred to the Swift owned St. Louis Independent Packing Co.,
where he stayed until his retirement in 1958.
He spent his remaining years with his family in St. Louis but took every opportunity to return to Iowa for
visits with his relatives and old friends. He valued his friendships highly and always enjoyed these
visits. He loved to talk and loved a joke and somehow he touched all who knew him with the great kindness of
Many lives have been touched by this man, and his passing leaves a void that nothing can ever fill.
“He was our champion, our friend, whom we shall always miss.”
ATTEND FUNERAL FOR ALBERT WYCOKFF
The following out of town folks who were in Bedford Saturday to attend the funeral of Albert WYCOKFF were
dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alva WYCOKFF. They were Mrs. [Golda (WHITE)] Albert WYCOKFF, Mr.
and Mrs. Albert WHITE, Charles and Margaret WHITE, Martha SCHLEMAN, John CERNICK, Walter and Arlie PHILLIPS
of St. Louis, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. James WHITE and Danny of Topeka, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald WHITE of
Waterloo, Ia.; Frank WHITE and family of St. Joseph, Mo.; LeRoy WYCOKFF of Des Moines, Ia. Mrs. Clarence
SMITH of Austin, Minn.; Elden WYCOKFF of Liberty, Mo.; Elden WYCOKFF, Jr. of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Carl
WYCOKFF of St. Joseph, Mo.; and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin GAULE of Clearfield.
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