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Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, September 23, 1937

Loren Willis Killed in Decatur

Loren WILLIS, 38, of Mount Ayr, father of three children, was instantly killed at Decatur when the floor in the old Campbell Cafe and Hotel building collapsed as it was being torn down.

The building was erected in 1913 and for twenty years it held a cafe and meat market on the ground floor and a hotel in theupper story. The last business to occupy the ground floor was a shoe and harness shop.

Forest NOFTSGER of Leon was also caught in the falling building. He was rescued by Earl BRIDGER.

NOTE: Loren was born in 1892, and was interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2012

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

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