Polk County

Cpl. Wilbur H. Karney


Wilbur Karney Dies in Germany

Cpl. Wilbur Karney, 37, died Mar. 31, in a hospital in Germany, the War Department has informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Karney, 323 Third st., West Des Moines.

Corporal Karney was employed by Lakeshore Tire and Rubber Co. here before entering the Army two and a half years ago. He served in Europe with a tank battalion the last year.

Surviving, besides his parents, is a sister, Mrs. Mildred Kokish, Cedar Rapids, Ia.

Source: Des Moines Tribune, May 8, 1945

NOTES: (per the family request for a military tombstone marker)
Wilbur H. Karney
Born: 02 Jan 1908
Died: 31 Mar 1945
Buried: Jordan Cemetery, West Des Moines, Iowa
Date of application for the marker: 30 Oct 1948
Signed by his father, John Karney.