Hamilton County


Pvt. Sterling F. Furman





Sterling F. Furman, 57, longtime Blairsburg area farmer died Saturday afternoon while on a fishing trip to Red Lake, Onto. The cause was an apparent heart attack.

Funeral services will e 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Foster Funeral Home with Father Joseph Sullivan officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery.

Flag-folding services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 191.

Sterling Francis Furman, son or Orville and Susan Zeihan Furman, was born Jan. 7, 1924 and reared and educated in Webster City, being graduated in 1941. His class had just held its 40th reunion here.

He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Air Force in the European War Theater.

Aug. 15, 1946 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Clark at Webster City, and the couple had farmed north of Blairsburg for 33 years.

He is survived by his wife; two sons and one daughter, Larry Alan Furman, Waterloo, Mrs. Richard (Joan) Stark of Woolstock and Christopher John Furman of Clear Lake; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth Furman and Richard Furman, both of Boone.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

He was a former member of the Blairsburg school board; a member of American Legion Post 191 of Webster City; the Blairsburg Lions club and had served as township treasurer.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - July 27, 1981

Sterling Francis Furman was born Jan. 7, 1924 to Orville G. and Susan C. Ziehan Furman. He died July 25, 1981 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Pvt. Furman served with the U.S. Army in World War II with the 670th Bomb Squadron.

Source: ancestry.com