Obituaries 1970 - 1979
------ 1975 Obits ------
Anderson, Ruby Luella - July 13, 1975
The Dunlap Reporter July 24,1975
Mrs. Anderson attended school in the Dow City area, and was graduated from the Dow City Consolidated School in 1921. She had resided all her life in and around Dow City. February 8, 1928 she was united in marriage to Andrew Anderson at Woodbine, Iowa. They made their home in Dow City. Seven children were born to this union, Don, Bonna, Ann, Betty, Wanda, William and Peggy.
Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, John and Ward. Survivors include two sons, Don and William, both of Omaha, Nebr., five daughters, Mrs. Richard (Bonna) Brooks of Council Bluffs, Mrs. Ben (Ann) Yarrington of Ankeny, Mrs. Hershel (Betty) Nuzum of Hooper, Nebr., Mrs Don (Wanda) Kauffman of Ida Grove and Mrs. James (Peggy) McKinney of Omaha, Nebr., twenty-two grandchildren, one brother, Lloyd Keairnes of Dow City, three sisters, Mary Griffin of Dow City, Sarah Flenker of Council Bluffs and Mrs. Frank (Elsie) Glassburner of Council Bluffs, many nieces....................
------ 1973 Obits ------
Croft, Fred Oscar (1879 - 1973)
Fred Oscar Croft, son of Nathan and Minerva Croft, was born
August 3, 1879 on a farm east of Kirkman, where he grew to adulthood. He married
Ethel Mae Schaffer on August 3, 1902 and three sons were born to this union:
Lester (Bill) of Omaha, Nebr., Russell of Kirkman, and Lafe (John) of Kirkman.
After their marriage they farmed near Kirkman for a few years before going to
Idaho. They returned to Shelby county after a year and farmed south of Kirkman
until 1912. They then moved into Kirkman and this has been Mr. Croft's home
since that time. In January of this year he became a resident of the Manning
Plaza in Manning, and it was here he died on March 9, 1973 at age 93 years, 7
months, 6 days. Mr. Croft was employed by Shelby county and he worked with the
road maintenance crew until his retirement in 1948.
------ 1971 Obits ------
Fuhs, Margaret G. (Mrs. Jacob) - 1891-1971
the Harlan, Iowa News-Advertiser April 26, 1971