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Bedford Times-Press
Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, November 25, 1937, Page 7

OBITUARY - L. E. WYCKOFF

Louis Elmer WYCKOFF, son of John and Barbara WYCKOFF, was born August 15, 1866 in Caledonia, Ringgold County, Iowa, and departed this life at his home in Bedford, Monday, Nov. 15, 1937 at the age of 71 years and 3 months.

When a boy of eight years he moved with his parents to Bedford, which place had been his home for the past sixty-three years.

March 20, 1890 he was married to Minnie E. GREENLEE and to them were born four children, Leila, Eldon, Carl, and a daughter who died in infancy. Mrs. WYCKOFF died Nov. 2, 1896.

May 25, 1898 he was married to Mary Elsina RABOURN at Sheridan, Mo. To this union fourteen children were born, Arthur, Glen, Leroy, Fred, Alva, May, Fay, Rose, Ross, Nina, Lee Archer, Beulah Belle, Bonnie and Rex. Leila, Lee Archer and Beulah Bell preceded their father in death.

Because of his long residence in Bedford and his activity throughout the years, Mr. WYCKOFF was very well known in this community. He worked faithfully and well at his trade his entire life, the end coming very unexpectedly. He was known for his excellent workmanship, his dependability and his honesty. He united with the Methodist church when a child.

He is survived by his wife and fourteen children, Leroy of Council Bluffs; Mrs. Nina GAULE of Ashton, Idaho; Eldon of Liberty, Mo.; Carl of St. Joseph; Mrs. Rose DUELING of Corning; Mrs. Fay PULLEN, Fred, Alva, Glen and Arthur of Bedford; May, Ross, Bonnie and Rex of the home. Also by two brothers, John W. WYCKOFF and Bert C. WYCKOFF, both of St. Joseph, and seventeen grandchildren.

The funeral services were held at the Wetmore Funeral Home Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Max BUCK. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December, 2008

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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