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Shelby County

Obituaries 1970 - 1979

------ 1975 Obits ------

Anderson, Ruby Luella - July 13, 1975

The Dunlap Reporter July 24,1975

Funeral Services Held July 16

Ruby Luella Anderson, Dow CIty, Iowa, daughter of George and Viola Cross Keairnes, was born February 2, 1902, in Shelby County, Iowa and died at her home in Dow City Sunday, July 13, 1975 at the age of 73 years.

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.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, in October of 1942; his parents; a great granddaughter - Debra Ann Petersen; two brothers - Claud and Orpha; and six sisters - Ida, Nellie, Maude, Pearl, Nettie and Bernice.

Surviving are his three sons, five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and one great, great grandson. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held at the Pauley Home for Funerals in Harlan, Monday, March 12, 1973 with Rev. George W. McMullen, pastor of the Kirkman Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Kirkman with Ray Peraldo, Gerald Conrad, Arlo Petersen, Rick Petersen, Larry Petersen and Bruce Petersen serving as pallbearers.

Harlan News-Advertiser
April 2, 1973 (page 7)

------ 1971 Obits ------

Fuhs, Margaret G. (Mrs. Jacob) - 1891-1971

the Harlan, Iowa News-Advertiser April 26, 1971

Mrs. Jacob Fuhs rites are today

Mrs. Jacob Fuhs, 80, Portsmouth, died Friday, April 23 at Little Flower Haven, Earling. Services are today (Monday) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Portsmouth and burial is in the cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Tony (Rosalia) Kaufman, Westphalia; a brother, Matt Trierweiler, Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters, Susan (Mrs. Frank Huebner), Portsmouth and Molley (Mrs. Ray Wormley), Alahanbra, Calif.; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

(Margaret G. Trierweiler Fuhs __ ___ 1891 - 23 Apr. 1971)