Cerro Gordo County

Pvt. Morris P. Staudt



Memorial Will Be at St Patrick's Tuesday

Dougherty -- Mr. and Mrs. George H. Staudt received word from the war department that their son, Pfc. Morris P. Staudt, who had been missing since since Nov. 17, 1944, was killed in action. He had not been heard from since early in November.

Morris entered the service Dec. 7, 1942, receiving his training in Louisiana and Texas before going overseas in June 1944. He was awarded the purple heart for wounds received the latter part of July.

The young man was born June 21, 1921, and was a graduate of St. Patrick's school in Dougherty in 1940.

Surviving are his parents, a sister. Mary E., twin brothers Donald and Donovan, and fiancee, Ann G. Dolan of Mason City.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's church in Dougherty under the direction of Rev. Father Gannon and the American Legion.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, June 16, 1945 (photo included)

Morris P. Staudt was born June 26, 1921 to George Henry and Mary Magdalen Herman Staudt. He died Nov. 17, 1944 and is buried in Saint Patricks Catholic Cemetery, Dougherty, IA.

Pvt. Staudt served in World War II with the U.S. Army and was first declared MIA and later as KIA in France. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com