Hamilton County

George W. Coleman, QM1/c




Cpl. Virgil J. H. Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Coleman of this city, is home on a 30-day furlough from army duty in Italy, after nearly two years of overseas service.

The Webster City serviceman has three brothers and three brothers-in-law in service.  They include: George W. Coleman, QM 1/c, who is now at Norfolk, Va., after a year’s duty in the Pacific; Norval Coleman, MoMM1/c, serving aboard a ship in the Pacific; Pvt. Myrrl Coleman, located at Ft. Snelling, Minn., now after reporting for induction a week ago; Pfc. George Eberhart, reportedly on his way home after being released from a nazi prison camp in which he was held prisoner for nine months; and Donald Yancy, serving with the merchant marine.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, June 9, 1945

Obituary: George W. Coleman

George William Coleman, 55, formerly of Webster City, died at Lowrance hospital at Mooresville, N.C., on Feb. 17, 1969, following a stroke.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Vanderburg United Methodist church at Vanderburg, N.C., with burial in the Vanderburg United Methodist cemetery. The Rev. Robert Combs officiated.

George W. Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Coleman, was born Feb. 15, 1914, in the Blairsburg community. He was graduated from Dows high school in 1932 and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, having been stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Following seven years in the Navy, he returned to Webster City and farmer in the Webster City and Humboldt communities. The family moved to Moorseville, N.C., in 1952 where he had since resided.

He is survived by two children, Phillip Coleman, not attending ECU at Greenville, N.C., and Mrs. Clyde (Marcia) Slease, III, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his father, N. H. Coleman of Webster City; four brothers, Norval Coleman of Los Angeles, Virgil Coleman of Webster City, Myrll Coleman of Stanhope, and Richard Coleman, Waycross, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Margie) Lamfers, Mont Clair, Calif., Mrs. Elfers (Mary) Trampel of Webster City and Mrs. Alva (Avon) Norem of Burbank, Calif., and one granddaughter, Eleanor Carolyn (Carrie) Slease.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye, Sept. 24, 1967; by his mother, Edna L. Coleman, on Nov. 11, 1948, and an infant sister, Betty.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Feb. 24, 1969

NOTES: Coleman family, Webster City, IA
Norval and Edna Sheetz Coleman had 7 family members serving in World War II.

Norval Clay ‘Chub’ Coleman and George William Coleman both served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.

Virgil Joseph Howard ‘Joe’ Coleman served in the Air Force and was a airplane mechanic based primarily in Italy.

Myrrl Robert Coleman served with the 532nd Engineers boat and shore in Panama, the Pacific Theatre and in Korea.

Daughter Mary Jane Coleman was married to (1) George Eberhart (2) Elferd Trampel. George and Elferd were both World War II Army veterans.

Daughter Margie Coleman married Albert Wayne Lamfers, U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Pacific aboard the USS Drum (SS-228).

Sources: Daily Freeman Journal and ancestry.com