Hamilton County


Pvt. Estelle Carl Crose




Estelle Carl Crose was born July 10, 1912 to Ralph Dennis and Anna Whiton Crose. He died Apr. 28, 2001 and is buried in the Cass Center Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Pvt. Crose served with the U.S. Army in World War II with the 420th Army Air Force Base Unit, March Field, Riverside, CA.

Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Apr. 30, 2001

Estelle Crose, 88, Webster City, died Saturday, April 28, 2001 at the Hamilton Hospital in Webster City. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Asbury United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mike Morgan officiating. Burial will be in the Cass Township Cemetery, north of Webster City. Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #191. Visitation will be at the church from 10:30 a.m. Tuesday until service time. Foster Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Estelle Carl Crose, son of Ralph and Anna Whiton Crose, was born July 10, 1912 at Webster City. He had attended Webster City schools. He was a member of the Iowa National Guard for two and a half years and also worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps. For 15 months, he served with the 420th Army Air Force as a telephone lineman. He married Helen Belle Burgess and to this union a son and a daughter were born. They were later divorced. On September 30, 1952, married Goldie Matilda Rajcsanyi at Cleveland, Ohio. The couple moved to Webster City in 1957. He had worked as a farmhand, truck driver and at McColloughs, Inc. Goldie Crose died June 7, 1972. He continued to reside in Webster City.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Pam Crose, Galesburg, Il.; daughter, Betty Lou Engler, Cimarron, KS.; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and brother, Dennis Crose, Webster City.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Melvin Engler.

He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #191.

Source: ancestry.com