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Shelby County

Obituaries 1960 - 1969

Listed by year:

Fuhs, Jacob
Fuhs, Mathias
Jurschack, Peter
Lehan, Bonnie
Peterson, Anna
Reynolds, Homer
Curtis, Frank
Marsh, Albert
Guth, Julius
Nissen, Warren
Young, Melvin
Brodersen, Mena

------ 1966 Obits ------

Fuhs, Jacob - 1886-1966

The Harlan, Iowa News-Advertiser October 17, 1966
Jake Fuhs, Portsmouth, died at Little Flower

Earling - Jake Fuhs, 79, Portsmouth, died Friday afternoon at Little Flower Haven retirement home here. Services were pending with Pauley Funeral Home in Harlan.

His survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Tony Kaufman of Earling, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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The Harlan, Iowa Tribune October 20, 1966
Portsmouth Items

Relatives and friends from here attended the wake of Jake Fuhs at the Pauley Funeral Home in Harlan Saturday and Sunday, also the funeral mass here at Our Lady of Fatima church Monday at 10 a.m. Mr. Fuhs died Friday at Little Flower Haven where he and his wife have been residents for several months, being former residents of here.

(Jacob Fuhs 21 Oct. 1886 - 14 Oct. 1966)

Fuhs, Mathias Nicholas - 1900-1966

The Harlan, Iowa Tribune February 16, 1966


Mathias Nicholas Fuhs of the Little Flower Haven at Earling was born the son of Eva and John Fuhs at Portsmouth, Sept. 28, 1900. He died of a lingering illness Jan. 5, 1966, at the age of 65 years, five months and eight days. He attended schools at St. Mary's and rural Portsmouth.

Jan. 12, 1926, he married Leaneda* Lefeber at St. Mary's church, Portsmouth. To this union seven children were born: Ralph, Wooster, Ohio; James, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Robert (JoAnn) Adams, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Richard (Arlene) Mahoney, Omaha; Mrs. Jerry (Mary Lou) Robb, Azore Islands; Shirley, Omaha; and Donna Jean, deceased.

Mr. Fuhs, a retired farmer, was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church of Portsmouth and the Holy Name Society.

Preceding him in death were one daughter; parents; one brother**, John; and two sisters***, Mrs. Margaret Jurschak and Mrs. Mary Mullink.

Surviving are his wife, Leaneda*; six children; two sisters, Mrs. Matt Mickels****, Portsmouth and Mrs. Andrew Peterson of Harlan and one brother, Jacob Fuhs of Portsmouth.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Jan. 8, 1966, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church, Portsmouth. Msgr. Michael Schwarte officiated. Pallbearers were six nephews, Urban Peterson, Joseph Jurschak, Robert Lefeber, Richard Mikels, Harold Lefeber and William Fuhs. Burial was in the church cemetery, Portsmouth.

* Leoneda
**another brother, a twin to John, 3 Sept. 1895 - 5 Sept. 1895
***another sister, Catherine 1883-1885
**** Mikels

Jurschack, Peter, Sr. - Obit 1871-1966

The Harlan, Iowa News-Advertiser May 16, 1966

The Life Story of --
Peter Jurschak, Sr., 95

Peter Jurschak, Sr., was born Jan. 31, 1871, in Austria, the son of Mary and Peter Jurschak. He died at the Myrtue Memorial Hospital May 1, 1966, at the age of 95 years, and three months.

He came to the United States at the age of 17 and settled near Defiance. He farmed in Shelby County around Defiance and Westphalia until buying a farm northeast of Portsmouth. He has made this his home until April 1, 1965, when he became a resident of the Little Flower Haven.

He married Mary Margaret Fuhs at Portsmouth, Jan. 6, 1906, and to this union seven children were born. They are: Frances, Mrs. Charles Bushon of Omaha; Marie Ann Kloek (deceased); Peter Jurschak, Jr., of Portsmouth; Margaret Jurschak of Omaha; Gertrude Jurschak of Chicago; John Jurschak of Harlan; and Joe Jurschak of Portsmouth.

Mr. Jurschak was affiliated with Our Lady of Fatima Church of St. Mary's Parish at Portsmouth.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, a daughter, two grandchildren, two brothers, Steve and John, and two sisters, Mary Domino and Kate Libovich.

In addition to his six children, he is survived by 35 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 3, 1966, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church with The Very Rev. Msgr. Michael W. Schwarte officiating at the Requiem High Mass. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Portsmouth.

Lehan, Bonnie L. (Thielen) - March 16, 1966

Harlan News Advertiser (Harlan, Iowa)
March 21, 1966

Funeral today at Defiance for Bonnie Lehan

DEFIANCE--Funeral Mass for Mrs. Bonnie Lea Lehan, 44, of Omaha, will be celebrated today (Monday) at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church here.

The Rev. Gerald Deere will be celebrant and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Lehan, a native and former resident of Defiance, died Wednesday night at an Omaha hospital where she had undergone surgery two days earlier.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Thielen of Defiance; two brothers, Phylis Thielen of San Diego, Calif., and Eugene Thielen, Denver, Colo.

Rosary was received Sunday 7 p.m. at Pauley Funeral Home in Harlan.

Peterson, Anna C. - 1894-1966

The Harlan, Iowa News-Advertiser June 27, 1966

The Life Story of --
Mrs. Anna C. Peterson, 71

Anna C. Fuhs Peterson was born July 2, 1894 to Eva and John Fuhs at Keokuk*, Iowa. She was one of six** children.

Feb. 10, 1915 she married Andrew O. Peterson at Portsmouth. They had five children, Helen, now Mrs. Lake Anderson, Harlan; Pauline, Mrs. Mathew Maiwald, Panama; Eugene "Dane" Peterson, Harlan; Urban Peterson, Harlan; Bernard Peterson, Dayton Beach, Florida.

Mrs. Peterson devoted her time to her home, the St. Anne's Guild and was a member of the St. Michael's church for 26 years.

The Petersons lived near Portsmouth until moving to Harlan in 1940.

Surviving relatives are her husband, three sons, two daughters, 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, one brother, Jake Fuhs of Portsmouth and her sister, Geneva Mikels of Portsmouth. Mrs. Peterson died June 9, 1966, at Myrtue Memorial Hospital, Harlan, at the age of 71 years, 11 months and seven days.

Requiem High Mass was held for Mrs. Peterson Saturday, June 11, 1966 at the St. Michael's church with Rev. Lavern Wingert, celebrant. Burial was in the Harlan Cemetery with Vance Peterson, Marion Maiwald, Gary Lee Anderson, Robert L. Anderson, Eugene U. Anderson, and Richard A. Peterson serving as pallbearers.

(*Keokuk County **9 children)

Reynolds, Homer Cornell (1880-1966)

Harlan, Iowa Newspaper Shelby, Co., IA

THE LIFE STORY OF-Homer Reynolds, 85

Homer Cornell Reynolds, the son of Alta and Benjamin Franklin Reynolds, was born on a farm near Sigourney in Keokuk County, Iowa, July 30, 1880. He died May 16, 1966, at the Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan at the age of 85 years, nine months, and 16 days.

As a young man he came to Irwin to help construct the hotel and while there he met Julia Heglin. They were married June 28, 1910, at Harlan and to this union one son was born. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1960.

They made their home in several towns in Iowa before returning to Irwin in 1930.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sept. 4, 1965; his parents and one brother, Joe.

Mr. Reynolds is survived by his son, Gerald F. Reynolds of Clear Lake, Iowa; two grandchildren - James Reynolds of Des Moines, and Mrs. Myrna Barnes of Newport Beach, Calif.; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Glen of Irwin; sister, Mrs. Ethel Mickelson of Irwin and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. at the Methodist church, Irwin, Thursday, May 19, 1966. Rev. Nancy J. Nichols officiated. Pallbearers were Howard Wigg, Earl Knudson, Clifford Pedersen, Ralph Mickelson, Normal Mickelson, and Howard Mickelson. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Irwin.

------ 1965 Obits ------

Curtis, Frank Homer  January 25, 1875 - March 27, 1965

The Harlan (Iowa) Tribune Thursday Morning, April 8, 1965


Frank Homer Curtis, the son the son of Ellen and Robert Curtis was born at Macomb, Il on January 25, 1875. He died March 27 in Myrtue hospital. He grew to
manhood in this vicinity and in 1894, at the age of 19 years he came to Shelby, Iowa. The next year he moved to Harlan, and farmed in Lincoln township.

On February 15, 1900 he was married to Laura Larimore at Harlan. She passed away there in 1904.

He later married Essie Bryon Havick at the Methodist parsonage in Harlan on February 26, 1935. They continued to farm in Lincoln township until 1950, when
they moved to their present home in Harlan.

After a short illness, Mr Curtis entered into eternal rest on March 27, 1965 at the Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan just 2 months after his 90th birthday.

He has been a member of the First Methodist Church in Harlan for many years.

He was a trustee of Lincoln township and was a member on the board of the Lincoln Township Mutual Telephone Compmpany for many years.

He had just received his 55 year pin from I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 267 and was also a member of Mt. Sinai Encampment No. 106 and Zenobis Rebekah Lodge No. 286, all
of Harlan.

Mr Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers John and Charles Curtis and two step-children, Esther Davis and Everett Havick.

He is survived by his wife, Essie; 8 step-children: Gladys, Mrs Andrew Klitgaard of Harlan; Claude Havick of Mapleton, Iowa; Mabel, Mrs Harold Davis of
Avoca; Harold Havick of Harlan; Helen, Mrs Arnold R Christensen of Harlan; Glen H. Havick of Shelby; Franklin Havick of Oakland and Elmer Havick of Avoca.

He is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 42 great grand-children, 2 brothers James Curtis of Harlan and Roy Curtis of Macomb, Illinois, 1 sister Jenny Coon
of Alexandria, Virginia, many nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30, 1965 at 2 p.m. at the Pauley Home for funerals in Harlan with Dr. Allan K. Williams, pastor the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Kirkman, Iowa with Odd Fellow rites at the graveside with I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 267, in charge. Casket bearers were: F. J. Lewis, Frank Lewis, James Smith, Myron Rosman, Clede R. Reynolds and Andrew P. Sorensen.

Contributed by Todd Wilson Transcribed  by John Schulte using eCopy


------ 1964 Obits ------

Marsh, Albert John Sept. 8, 1880 - Jan. 20, 1964


Albert John Marsh of 1606 South 6th St., Harlan, was born the son of Anna Elizabeth and John Marsh, Sept. 8, 1880, in Germany. He died Jan. 20, 1964, at Myrtue hospital in Harlan at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 12 days.

August 1, 1934, he married Edia Nelson at Avoca. To this union were born three children, Margaret, Mrs John Amish of El Cajon, Calif., John of Harlan and Herman of Hawthorne, Calif.

Mr Marsh came to the United States in 1881 to Iowa City and then moved to Harlan in 1918 where he has since resided. He affiliated with the Catholic church and was a retired carpenter.

Funeral services were held Jan. 23, 1964, 10:00 a.m. at Pauley home for funerals. The Rev. Peter Lapcheske officiated. Pall bearers were Mel White, Dale Welsh, Mike Petsche, Clede Reynolds, Martin Arentson and Wilford Pederson. Burial was St. Mary's cemetery, Portsmouth.

Survivors include his wife, three children and two grandchildren.

------ 1963 Obits ------

Guth, Julius (1894 - 1963)

Julius Guth

Julius Guth was born on farm in Crawford County, Iowa on October 23, 1894, the second son of Dorothea and Henry Guth. He departed this life at the Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan, Iowa, after a lingering illness, at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 22 days.

His childhood and youth were spent in the Aspinwall vicinity, where he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. He later became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Irwin.

On March 6, 1940, at the Lutheran Parsonage in Irwin, he was united in marriage to Elva Axland. To this union three daughters were born. They are Delores, now Mrs. Arlo Petersen of Kirkman: Carole, now Mrs Roger Gaer of Harlan and Myrna At home.

Mr. and Mrs Guth farmed in the Vail and Manning vicinities until moving to Kirkman Iowa 14 years ago.

In addition to his wife and daughters, he is survived by his mother, Mrs Dorothea Guth of Manning: three grandsons and one granddaughter. He is also survived by three brothers, Henry Guth of Wilsall, Mont.: Raymond Guth of Glidden and Albert Guth of Manning and by five sisters, Alma, Mrs Edward Ewoldt of Vail: Alice, Mrs Joe Lamp of Garner; Florence Mrs Carl Wagner of Pierce, Idaho: Mabel, Mrs Oliver Ohde of Spokane, Wash and Ann Mrs Robert Eickelcamp of Manilla and by many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry and one sister, Laura.

Funeral services were held from St Paul Lutheran Church in Irwin, Set 18 with Pastor John Pannkuk in charge. Burial was in Danway cemetery, Shelby county. Pallbearers were Russell Croft, William Fink, Alfred McGee, OE Holloway, Harlan Juckins and Melvin Altman.

------ 1962 Obits ------

Nissen, Warren D. (1879-1962)

Warren D. Nissen, 58, died at his home at 1005 North Spruce Street at 4:25 a.m. today (04 May 1962). His death followed a seven-month illness.

Mr. Nissen had lived at Prescott, Corning, and Cromwell before moving to Creston in 1955. He had lived here since 1955. He was a farmer and salesman.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church here. Rev. Azel L. Smith, the pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery at Cromwell. His body will lie in state at Coens Home for Funerals until it is taken to the church for the services Monday. His family will be at the funeral home from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Warren Dale Nissen was born at Jacksonville, (Shelby County), Iowa, Aug. 24, 1903. He was the son of John and Ester Martensen Nissen. He was married at Creston, Jan. 27, 1923, to Joye McCreedy.

He lived at Prescott from 1940 to 1942, at Corning from 1942 to 1947 and at Cromwell from 1947 until 1955 when he moved to Creston. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Mr. Nissen is survived by his widow, Joye, a son, Shelby Nissen of Inglewood, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Orlo (Mary Jane) Tyler of near Afton and Mrs. Merton (JoAnn) Hood of Creston; and two brothers, John Nissen of Creston and Peter Nissen of Afton.

Young, Melvin Jesse - d. 2/3/1962

LIFE STORY OF - Melvin J. Young, 80

Melvin Jesse, the oldest son of William and Charlotte (nee HANNON) YOUNG, was born at Defiance, Iowa October 22, 1881. He died Feb. 3, 1962 in Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan, Iowa at the age of 80 years, 3 months and 11 days.

April 15, 1908 he was united in marriage to Maud BALLARD at Coleridge, Nebraska. To this union, 4 childre were born.

They farmed near Coleridge until 1915 when they moved to a farm near Defiance, Iowa. Before coming to Harlan in 1959 they lived in Lafayette, Colo. for ten years. Mr. Young was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Lee and Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Maud, of Harlan; 3 daughters, Mrs. Irene Baxter of Lafayette, Colorado; Mrs. Maxine Grant of Soldier, Iowa; Mrs. Ione Duncan of Sunnyvale, California and his son, Jim of Harlan. Also 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Fred of Chicago, Illinois; William of Omaha, Nebraska; and Burns of Denver, Colorado; 2 sisters, Mrs. Kate Hulsebus of Carroll, Iowa and Mrs. Ella Hulsebus of Defiance, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held from the Pauley Funeral Home Tuesday, Feb. 6, with the Rev. Roy W. Pfaff officiating. Burial was in Coleridge cemetery, Coleridge, Nebraska. Pallbearers were Gerald Grabill, Franklin Jordan, Virgil Hulsebus, Harold Blackwell and Valen Christensen.

From Harlan newspaper article, February 1962

------ 1960 Obits ------

Brodersen, Mena Nissen (1875-1960)

Rites Today in Harlan for Mrs. Hans Brodersen

Funeral service for Mrs. Hans Brodersen, 85, Harlan, will be 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Pauley funeral home with Rev. Oscar Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Jacksonville cemetery.

Mrs. Brodersen died early Sunday (20 Nov 1960). She is survived by two sons: Leroy of Chicago and Raymond of Newton, Iowa.

Submitter's notes: Mena "Minnie" Nissen was born 22 Oct 1875 at DeWitt, Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of John Nissen and Lena Jacobsen. She married Hans Broderson at Harlan in 1893.