Hamilton County


Einar M. Raven




Einar M. Raven, 67, died Tuesday morning at Mary Greeley hospital in Ames where he had been a patient the past four weeks. He had been in ill health the past two years.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran church with Rev. R.M. Roden and Rev. David LaMaster officiating. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery.

Masonic services will be held at the church with flagfolding services at graveside by the American Legion Post 191.
Friends may call at the Funeral home until 11 a.m. Friday, when the casket will be taken to the church.

Einar Mardorff Raven, son of Andrew and Christina Jansen Raven, was born April 30, 1916, at Williams. He was reared and educated in Webster City. He worked with his father at the former Raven Millwork and Lumber Co.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1941 and served with the 14th Armored Division in Europee where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart medals.

Following his discharge in 1945, he was employed by the Federal Housing Administration in Des Moines, making his home at Colfax.

He was married April 20, 1965 at the Little Brown church in Nashua to Lorna Marcele Deming, and the couple resided at Iowa City. They later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was employed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a construction analyst. He was nominated for Federal Employee of the Year in 1972.

The couple retired in 1980 and returned to Webster City where they have resided at 1117 Third St.

He is survived by his wife; four brothers, Elmer Raven of Webster City, Alfred Raven of Gowen, Mich., Walter Raven of Webster City, and William Raven of Ionia, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and one sister, Marluff and Ernest Raven and Alta Raven Thurman.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran church, the National Association of Retired Federal Amployees, the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Acacia Lodge, 176, AF and AM, the Scottish Rite and the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA, Wednesday, December 21, 1983