Hamilton County


Sgt. George Carl Wulkau




George Carl Wulkau was born Feb. 19, 1912 to Carl and Pauline Sprugel Wulkau. He died Apr. 26, 1968 and is buried in the Williams Cemetery, Williams, IA.

Sgt. Wulkau served with Co. H, 14th Armored Div. and Co. B 716 Tank Battalion in World War II. He was stationed in New Guinea.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - May 4, 1968

George C. Wulkau, son of Pauline Sprugel Wulkau and Carl Wulkau, was born Feb. 19, 1912, at Chicago, Ill. The family moved to the Williams, Iowa, area and he attended schools in that community, graduating from Williams high school in 1929.

He was united in marriage to Mildred L. Cheyne on Oct. 1, 1940, and to this union two children were born, Linda, Mrs. Dennis T. Halsne of Council Bluffs, and Larry Carl, at home.

He was employed for several years in the post office and in 1941 accepted a position at the Williams Savings Bank as cashier.

He was a member of the Williams Methodist church, Elks club and American Legion, having served in the Pacific area during World War II. He was awarded a Purple Heart medal.

Mr. Wulkau died April 26, 1968 at Mary Greeley hospital in Ames.

Funeral services were held at the Williams Methodist church on Monday, Apr.. 29, with burial in the Williams cemetery. The Rev L. J. Runion officiated at the services with Scott Funeral home in charge.

Survivors include his wife and two children, a sister, Mrs. R. W. (Ruth) Walden of Iowa Falls and brother, Carl Wulkau of Van Nuys, Calif.; several nieces and a nephew; and an aunt, Mrs. Olga Jones of St. Louis, Mo., and uncle, Ernest Sprugel of Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Wulkau was treasurer for the town of Williams and also a former treasurer for the Williams school board. He was a former commander and service officer of the American Legion post in Williams.

Source: ancestry.com