Southwestern Iowa scrapbook items
~Submitter, Jan Paulsen
Council Bluffs Nonpareil
Council Bluffs, Iowa
June 16, 1946
Rutherford-McVey Nuptials Revealed
MANILLA—Annoucement has been made of the marriage of MISS LUCILLE MCVEY,
daughter of MR. and MRS. JAMES MCVEY of Ottumwa to BEN T. RUTHERFORD of
Manilla, which took place June 2. Mr. Rutherford a graduate of Manilla high
school and attended Iowa State Teacher’s college prior to induction in to
Higgins-Requist Vows at Red Oak
RED OAK—MISS NAUDNE REQUIST of Red Oak became the bride of ALDIN W.
HIGGINS of North Branch, Minn., in a ceremony June 7 at the Bethlehem
Lutheran church here, the Rev. Raymond Lingwell officiating at the double
Mrs. Higgins until recently was a junior at Iowa State college, a member
of Kappa Delta sorority. Mr. Higgins is a World War II veteran. Both are
enrolled in the University of Minnesota for the fall term. They will live in
MRS. IDA W. Mc CLINTOCK
Funeral services will be held at the Beem-Belford funeral home Monday at
2 p.m. for MRS. IDA W. Mc CLINTOCK, 77, former resident of Council Bluffs,
who died at her Omaha home Friday.
She is survived by her son, B. M. Mc CLINTOCK of Omaha, and a sister,
MRS. LULE Mc MAHON of Oregon.
MRS. MARY J. NELSON, 68, Weston, died Friday at her home in Hazel Dell
Township. She had recently undergone an operation.
Mrs. Nelson was a lifelong resident of this county and a member of St.
Paul’s Lutheran church of Boomer Township.
Surviving are her husband, NELS J. NELSON; two brothers, MARTIN and
JAMES JENSEN of Council Bluffs; a sister, MRS. ANNIE ANDERSEN of San Juan,
Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran
church in Boomer Township with the Rev. Clarence A. Paulsen officiating.
Burial will be in the Boomer Lutheran cemetery. The body is at Woodring
Southwest Iowans docking in New York Friday aboard the Waterbury Victory:
Council Bluffs—Sgt. LAKE RATASHAK
SEEN and HEARD
ARRIVE HERE—Lt. and MRS. BENJAMIN M BIERER have arrived here to spend
Lt. Col. Bierer’s leave with his parents, MR. and MRS. B. E. BIERER, 621
Bluff Street. Lt. Co. Bierer has been in the army for six years and while
overseas he served with the 25th Infantry division.
MALARIA ATTACK—RALPH MEYERS, 511 Fourth Street, World War II veteran,
suffered a recurrence of malaria fever Friday at his home and on arrival of
the emergency unit was unconscious. He was given oxygen and taken to the
Jennie Edmundson hospital where he remained over night. He was permitted to
go home Saturday.
COLLIDE—JOHN G. MALLOX, 26, 1120 Arbor Street, Omaha, driving a City Cab
and JAMES E. SCHLOTT, 73, Omaha both going east on the Ak-Sar-Ben bridge,
collided resulting in damage to both vehicles, according to a report
Saturday afternoon to police, Mallox told police he was attempting to pass
the Schlott car when the collision occurred.
VISITS HERE—Cpl. ROBERT E. HANNA, son of MR. and MRS. WILLARD HANNA, 109
Fourth Street, arrived here Saturday on a 30-day furlough from Keesler
Field, Miss. Hanna, who has re-enlisted for a one year term, will go to the
south Pacific at conclusion of his furlough
DAUGHTER BORN—A daughter was born Saturday at Hastings, Neb., to Pfc.
And MRS. KENNETH VANDERZIEL, formerly of Council Bluffs.
TO NEWS JOB—LAWRENCE GILSON, son of MR. and MRS. NORMAN J. GILSON, 2935
Avenue A, has accepted a position on the staff of the Times in Manilla, Ia.
Gilson was graduated from Thomas Jefferson high school this spring where he
majored in printing and journalism.
PROMOTED—WARREN KELLEY MABBITT, son of MR. and MRS. E. L. MABBITT of
Glendale Acres, has been promoted to Seaman 1/c aboard the U. S. S. Ajax,
now stationed at Bikini Islands, where they will take part in the atomic
SEEKS DIVORCE—MAXINE E. SHOAF filed divorce proceedings against JAMES P.
SHOAF Saturday, asking for suitable alimony and support money for their
three children. They married in Rockport, Mo., in 1934.
ASKS JUDGMENT—ESTHER SCHENDEL wants judgment for $600 she advanced CARL
F. SCHENDEL, according to a divorce petition filed in district court
Saturday. She also requests one-half of the proceeds of the sale of their
home and attachment of $1,600 if it is sold.
ON BOMB TEST—RICHARD FAGAN of Casey, nephew of MRS. R. C. OTIS, 624
Sixth Avenue, has been sent to Bikini Marshall Islands, by the Portland
Journal to cover the atomic tests.
DISCHARGED—Lt. HAROLD H. CLAYPOOL, 717 South Eighth Street, has been
discharged from the navy at Great Lakes, Ill., it was announced Saturday.
SON BORN—A son was born to MR. and MRS. JAMES H. BINKLY, 123 Grace
Street, at St. Joseph hospital in Omaha.
OUT OF NAVY—DONALD E. HECKMAN, quartermaster 3/c, Glenwood, has been
discharged at Great Lakes, Ill.
DISCHARGED—MAYNARD C. AVEY, gunner’s mate 3/c, Atlantic, has been
discharged at the U. S. naval station at Great Lakes, Ill.
IMPROVED—The condition of OLE NELSON, of the Nelson Bakery, who has been
ill at the Methodist hospital in Omaha, was reported better Saturday.
S. W. Iowa Deaths
KENNETH GEORGE SELDON
AUDUBON—Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Presbyterian church
here for Kenneth George Seldon, 29, World War II veteran, with burial in
Audubon cemetery. Chaplain Donald Zimmerman conducted rites, with full
military honors at the cemetery.
CORA CHAMBERLAIN KIBBY
DUNLAP—Burial services were held here Sunday for Cora Chamberlain Kibby, 59,
who died at Harlan. Surviving are her husband, three step sons, one step
daughter, and a sister, MRS. FRED JONES, of Dunlap.
MRS.EMMA BOWMAN TIPION
ATLANTIC—Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Emma Bowman,
former Atlantic woman, who died Tuesday at her home in Newhall, Calif.,
where she has lived since 1905. Survivors include a brother, JOHN B. NELSON
JAMES W. BALLENSIEFER
ATLANTIC—Burial services were held Thursday at Atlantic Catholic cemetery
for James W. Ballensiefer, infant son of MR. and MRS. JOE BALLENSIEFER of
Wiota, who died at the Atlantic hospital Thursday morning. The baby was born
May 30, the couple’s first child.
Surviving with parents are maternal grandparents, MR. and MRS. WIILLIAM
RICHTER of Adair, and paternal grandparents, MR. and MRS. WILLIAM
BALLENSIEFER of Wiota.
MANNING—Funeral services were held Thursday at the Ohde funeral home here
for Chris Tank, 82, the Rev. Arthur Raeside of the Presbyterian Church in
charge. Burial was in Manning Cemetery.
A retired farmer, Mr. Tank is survived by his widow and one son LOUIS of
Manning, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
GRISWOLD—Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wagler
funeral home for Oscar Hanson, 73, who died Thursday in a Council Bluffs
hospital. The Rev. Lawrence Rydqist, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, will
conduct rites, with burial in Lowman cemetery.
A native of Sweden, Mr. Hanson is survived by a cousin, CHARLES LAWSON
JOHN W. WOLFORD
SHENANDOAH—Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon for John W.
Wolford, 72, retired farmer who died Friday morning from a heart ailment.
Two daughters, MRS. LLOYD GEE and MRS. RUSSELL Mc INTYRERS, survive.
MRS. CECILIA CASEY CULLEN
GRISWOLD—Funeral services were held Saturday at the Reno Catholic Church for
Mrs. Cecilia Casey Cullen, 63, who died Wednesday at her home near
Cumberland. Burial was in the church cemetery.
A native of Griswold, Mrs. Cullen is survived by her husband and four
children, MRS. MARY LYMAN of Corning, JOSEPH, MAURICE and VERONICA CULLEN at
home; four sisters, MRS. CATHERINE LAWSON of Griswold, MRS. MARY CULLEN of
Cumberland, MRS. SADIE CULLEN of Omaha, and MRS. ELIZABETH EILEBRECHT of
Janesville, Wis., and one brother, JAMES P. CASEY of Griswold.
GEORGE Mc CLELLAND
AVOCA—Funeral services were held Thursday at the Blust funeral home here for
George McClelland, 73, of Lewellen, Neb., former Avocan, with burial in
McClelland lived in this community until 1919, when he moved to Big
Springs,, Neb. He had made his home the past year with his daughter, MRS.
ARTHUR FREIGER of Lewellen.
Surviving are four sons and three daughters, including MRS. CHARLES
QUIRK of Minden.
Veteran Griswold Pastor to Retire
GRISWOLD--The REV. ALPHONSO BREELING, who received $37 in cash and a
second-hand overcoat as payment for his first year as a pastor, has retired
after 47 years of service and has moved to his home in Grant, a former
The Rev. Mr. Breeling started his career in the ministry in 1899, served
the United Brethren Church in Glenwood for six years, did supply work in the
Methodist Churches at Magnolia and Pisgah in 1904.
He served as regular pastor in seven successive southwest Iowa
communities, two years at Nevinville, three at Fontanelle, ten in
Cumberland, two at Hasting, eight at Grant, thirteen at Lewis and one in
In the early years of his ministry, the Rev. Mr. Breeling walked or rode
a bicycle over his parish. Later he drove a horse and buggy, and was one of
the first automobile owners. His purchase of an “iron horse” was not too
pleasing at times to parishioners, who repeatedly warned him about
frightening their horses with his “monster”.
During his 47 years as a minister, he performed 300 marriages and about
800 funeral services.
Webber-Barrow Vows at Manilla
MANILLA—The marriage of MISS SHIRLEY ANN BARROW, daughter of MR. and MRS.
HARRY BARROW of Manilla , to CHARLES DOUGLAS WEBER of Denver, Col., was
solemnized Wednesday, June 12, at the First Presbyterian Church here, the
Rev. Dr. H. J. Timmer officiating at the single ring ceremony.
The bride, a graduate of Manilla high in 1941, had been employed in Des
Moines and Denver. Mr. Webber has been a student at the University of Denver
since his discharge from the navy. The couple will live in Denver.
The W.S.C.S. of Mt. Hope church was entertained at the home of MRS.
WARNER CHAMBERS, Thursday at an all-day meeting ….MISS ESTHER MORRIS of
Pasadena, Calif., and MRS. MAXINE NELSON of Council Bluffs, were visitors at
the home of FRED THOMAS, Wednesday. ……F. W. PERRY of Council Bluffs and MR.
and MRS. FRANK M. PERRY were in Des Moines for grand lodge from Sunday until
Thursday. ……MR. and MRS. LELAND WEIGHTMAN Mapleton are visiting at the home
of MR, and MRS. HENRY HERRILL.
MR. and MRS. ROBERT DOYLE and daughters returned to their home in St.
Louis, Mo., after spending a vacation with relatives in Neola.
HALL GREEN submitted to an operation Tuesday at the Clarkson Hospital in
Omaha. …… MR. and MRS. W. E. WESTLAKE of Bozeman, Mont., who have been
visiting relatives and friends here, have returned to their home. …… MISS
PEGGY THOMPSOM has returned home from Grinnell, where she has been a student
the past year, and will spend the summer with her parents, DR. and MRS. K.
L. THOMPSON. …… JUDGE and MRS. J. E. COOK of Denver, Col., were guests
Tuesday and Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Cook’s brother, W. L. SPENCER.
Mrs. Cook will visit other relatives at Neola, Council Bluffs and Macedonia
while Judge Cook attends the reunion of his class at Brown University in
Providence, R. I. .….. MR. and MRS. LESLER LEHIGH and son of El Segundo,
Calif., are visiting at the home of MR. and MRS. EARL ROLLINS. …… MRS. MARY
FLETCHER has returned from a vacation visit at the home of her grandmother,
MRS. HAROLD KUNDY at Princeton, La. …… MARIAM VIETH, a student at Iowa City,
has returned to spend the summer vacation with mother, MRS. RUTH VIETH.
MARIANNE LYDEN was selected as the Manning delegate to attend the first
Hawkeye Girl’s State in Des Moines, July 7-14.
Strecker-Becker Vows at Manning
MANNING—MISS MAXINE BECKER of Tonkawa, Okla., daughter of the late MRS.
ANNE BECKER and niece of MR. and MRS. HANS DETLEFSEN of Manning, became the
bride of OTTO STRECKER, son of MR. and MRS. FRANK STRECKER of Chicago,
Wednesday. The Rev. J. M. Ansorage performed the ceremony in the Zion
Lutheran Church in Manning.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of MR. and MRS.
JRGEN HINZ, uncle and aunt of the bridegroom. After a short honeymoon trip,
the couple will live in Boise, Idaho.
Honor Southwest Iowa Attorneys
DAVENPORT—Seven southwest Iowa attorneys were included in a group of 38
district and county membership chairman of the Iowa State Bar association
honored Friday at the opening session of the 52nd annual convention in
Davenport. FREDRIC M. MILLER chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court
presented awards to the following southwest Iowans.
EDWARD S. WHITE, Carroll, OSCAR E. JOHNSON Council Bluffs, GEORGE W.
PRICHARD, Onawa, WHITNEY J. GILLILLAND, Glenwood, LEROY JOHNSON, Red Oak, E.
F. KENNEDY, Shelby, and DAN J. BUCKLEY, Harlan.
Kimballton Couple Married 60 Years
(photo of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Koch….60th wedding anniversary for Kimballton
AUDUBON—MR. and MRS. HANS KOCH celebrated their sixtieth wedding
anniversary in Kimballton Friday with a family dinner at the home of their
son, HOLGER, and a reception at the town hall in the evening sponsored by
the Danish Lutheran church.
Mr. Koch is 85 and Mrs. Koch is 87 years old, They were married in
Denmark, where both were born, came to Kimballton in 1908 where he entered
the brick and tile business.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Koch are active in church and civic interests and
maintain their own home here. Mr. Koch still makes daily trips to the brick
yard, now operated by his son.
In addition to the son, Holger, the Kochs have one daughter, MRS. SIGRID
KILDEGAARD of Gowen, Mich., seven grandchildren and three
Farewell Party for Bob Elgan
In honor of their son, BOB, who left Saturday morning to enter the
marine air corps, MR. and MRS. ARTHUR ELGAN held an open house Friday
Nearly a hundred friends and relatives called at the Elgan home. Garden
flowers centered the table where punch was served. Assisting at the
reception were MRS. ARTHUR ELGAN, Jr. and MRS. DUDLEY CROWBRIDGE of Omaha.
The young recruit will begin his training at San Diego, Calif.
Three Couples Honored at Anniversary Party
The officers and their escorts of Harmony chapter 25, O. E. S. were
entertained at dinner Friday evening at the HOMER F. FOSTER home noting the
35th wedding anniversary of MR, and MRS. HENRY JENSEN.
MR. and MRS. RAY F. MEYERS and MRS. GEORGE FALLERS were special guests
for the evening.
The group presented gifts to MR. and MRS. ARTHUR WHITMAN and MR. and
MRS. FOSTER, who will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary during this
Krasnes Leave for Wedding on Coast
MR. and MRS. MILLARD KRASNE and children, THAMA LEE and ROBERT, left
Saturday for California where they will visit in Los Angeles and San Diego
for a month.
In the latter city they will attend the marriage of MISS ARLINE KRASNE,
daughter of the LEO KRASNEs, former residents here, to SEYMOUR RABINOWITZ.
Miss Thama Lee Krasne will be her cousin’s maid of honor.
Sister to Be Maid of Honor
MISS BARBARA BRUGENHEMKE has chosen her sister, MISS JOANN BRUGENHEMKE,
to be maid of honor Wednesday morning at her wedding to JOHN R. HARTWELL,
son of the JOHN C. HARTWELLs of McClelland.
MISS VERNA MORAN and the bridegroom’s sister MISS JOAN HARTWELL will be
bridesmaids. JERRY J. SCHELLENBERG will serve as the best man, and JOHN
ROARTY and GENE BARNETT, ushers.
The wedding will be at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s church with a breakfast
for the families in the blue room of the Y.M.C.A., and reception from 2 to 6
p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents, MR. and MRS. JOHN R. BRUGENHEMKE.
MRS. C. J. DARVEAUX will entertain the bridal party at a buffet supper
following the rehearsal Tuesday evening. Last Thursday, MISS BRUGENHEMKE was
given by MISS MARY MARGARET ROARTY, MISS LEE MORSE and MISS FRANCES
VANILORNE at the Roarty home.
Hammers Will Note 25th Anniversary June 23
MR. and MRS. ED HAMMER will note their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary
June 23 and will be hosts at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. that afternoon.
All relatives and friends are invited to call at their home, 542 Benton
Pantry Shower Gifts for June Bride’s Home
MRS. NORMAN Mc MAINS and her daughters, MRS. CARLETON H. WOODWARD, Jr.,
and MISS BEVERLY Mc MAINS, were hostesses Thursday at a party shower at the
Woodward home in honor of MISS SHIRLEY GROW. Miss Grow will be married to
RICHARD S. YOUNG of Anita today at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian church.
Gifts were presented to the honoree in a large wicker basket with red
bows on each handle. Miss Mc Main conducted a series of quiz games and
refreshments were served buffet style from a table centered with a bouquet
of mixed flowers and green tapers.
Guests were MESDAMES THEODORE GROW, mother of the bride-elect, JAMES
HAWK, JOSEPH SMITH, DONALD WHITTAKER and MISSES MARJORIE SMITH, LOUISE
RUSLE, JOANN NOWLING, VERNA MORAN, PHYLLIS BLOCKER and JANET HUBER.
Lawn Party Notes 25th Anniversary
When MR. and MRS. FOLSOM EVEREST noted their twenty-fifth wedding
anniversary Friday evening from 5 to 7 o’clock, open house was held in the
form of a spacious lawn party.
The serving table at one side was decorated with a large basket of red
roses, white snapdragons, calls lilies, baby’s breath and deep blue
Close friends of the hosts served the tea and ices.
Miss Hays Is Wed in Vinton
Formerly of Council Bluffs, MISS DORIS ANN HAYS, daughter of MR. and
MRS. LESLIE M. HAYES, now of Vinton, was married at the Presbyterian Church
there Saturday to ROBERT KEITH BOTCHKISS, son of MRS. HEINRICH TAYLOR of
Bloomfield. The Rev. William Caldwell officiated.
MISS POLLY NORMENT of Glenn Elyn, Ill., and MISS ANN JENNINGS of Council
Bluffs were bridesmaids in gowns of blue and yellow marquisette over taffeta
and carried colonial bouquets.
The bride’s sister, MISS HELEN HAYS, as maid of honor, wore a pink
brocaded taffeta gown and a floral wreath in her hair to match her colonial
Mr. Hayes gave his daughter in marriage. He white satin gown had a yoke
of net and basque bodice, the gathered skirt ending in a cathedral train.
She had a finger-tip veil with coronet of seed pearls and carried white
roses and stephanous circling a white orchard.
JAMES STONE of Bloomfield was best man and JOHN Mc COLLISTER of Iowa
City and JOHN WEAVER of Shenandoah, ushers.
The bride’s parents entertained 75 guests at an informal reception
immediately following the church ceremonies.
The couple will make their home at 613 Burlington Street, Iowa City,
where Mr. Botchkiss is attending the college of law at the University of
Iowa since release from the army air corps where he was a pilot in the
Father to Read Nuptial Lines
Sunday afternoon in Silver City, MISS PHYLLIS IRENE TURNER, daughter of
the REV. and MRS. JOHN C. TURNER, will exchange nuptial vows with DEFORREST
R. HUGHES, son of MAJ. and MRS. H. B. HUGHES of Lincoln, Neb.
The bride will be married in a gown of white satin, with lace insets.
Her full length veil has hand rolled edging and she will carry her Eastern
Star Bible with a white orchard.
MISS GERTRUDE HARVEY of Gering, Neb., will be maid of honor and wear a
gown of pink net. MRS. LESLIE SASINOK of Lincoln, Neb., and MISS WILMA
ROBINSON of Ashland, Neb., will be bridesmaids.
Sixteen junior and senior girls of Silver City high school will be
flower girls and sing at the reception following the ceremony. CAROLYN ORD,
daughter of MR. and MRS. DONALD ORD, will carry the rings.
BUD DEEDS of Osceola, Neb., will be best man and ushering will be
CLAYTON and CHARLES HUGHES.
C. R. FINCH of Ames will give Miss Turner in marriage by proxy for her
brother, JOHN, of the navy. MISS AMORYLLINE BARBER of Fairbury, Neb., will
play the piano and accompany MISS LAURA BLOUGH of Lincoln, Neb., who will
Miss Turner was graduated from Knoxville high school and received her
bachelor of music degrees at Nebraska Wesleyan University where she was a
member of Delta Zeta sorority. She will teach in the Lincoln schools this
Her fiancé is a voice student at Nebraska Wesleyan and member of Phi
Kappa Tau fraternity. Recently discharged from the navy, he served on a
troop transport ship.
A reception will be held in the church parlors with members of the
women’s society of the church in charge of arrangements and serving. No
invitations have been issued but 250 guests are expected.
After June 18, the couple will live at 5610 Huntington, Lincoln, 4, Neb.
Smiths Plan Reception for Newlyweds Today
(photo of Mrs. D. Eugene Dunlap)
In honor of their daughter, NORMA JEANNE, and her bridegroom, D. EUGENE
DUNLAP, who were married May 22, MR. and MRS. C. E. SMITH have invited 150
friends to call at their home this afternoon.
The wedding was solemnized in the North Side Christian Church of Omaha,
with the Rev. Frank Hargrove officiating and Mrs. Hargrove playing the
nuptial music. The bride’s father gave her in marriage.
She wore a dusty rose suit with black accessories and carried a white
Bible with red roses. Her cousins, MR. and MRS. MERRILL E. SMITH, were the
couple’s only attendants. A reception for the immediate families was held at
their home immediately after the ceremony. Pink roses and tall pink tapers
tied with green tulle were the appointments.
MR. DUNPAL is the son of MR. and MRS. JOHN W. DUNLAP and was graduated
in 1942 from Abraham Lincoln high school. He was in the army air corps for
three years in the European theater. His bride was graduated in 1943 from
Abraham Lincoln high school.
They will make their home in Council Bluffs.
Miss Irwin of Tabor to Be Bride of Omahan
(photo of Miss Margaret Louise Irwin)
At her home this afternoon MISS MARGARET LOUISE IRVAN, daughter of MR.
and MRS. GEORGE S. IRWIN of Tabor, will be married to KENNETH F. VREDENBURGH
of Pisgah. The Rev. J. D. Payne of Bayard, formerly of Tabor, will
MISS ROMAON HENDERSON will light the candles and MRS. BENO CLAPPER will
play, accompanying MRS. RAYMOND BROWN, soloist. DELORES DOUGLAS will carry
The maid of honor will be MISS LUCILLE Mc DERMOTT of Imogene and DONALD
VREDENBURGH of Sioux City will be best man. Miss McDermott will wear an aqua
lace dress over taffeta, similar to the bride’s and Miss Henderson will wear
The bride’s white gown will be in princess style with sweetheart
neckline and her veil arranged with a tiara.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin are entertaining the bridal party at dinner and a
reception will follow the ceremony. MRS. WILLIAM DEFORREST of Omaha, MISS
KATHLEEN JOHNSON of Sidney, MISS LARGARET MOORE of Bancroft, Ida., MRS.
ROBERT BOUSTEAD of Woodbine and MRS. VIRGINIA FISHER of Shenandoah will
The bride has been teaching near Bartlett and Pisgah and Mr.
Vredenburgh, who served four years in the air corps in Sicily, Egypt, Italy
and India, is employed at the Central market in Omaha. They will live in
Mr. and Mrs. Colvaciuc Honored on Anniversary
MR. and MRS. HARRY HILTON and MR. and MRS. HOWARD HAGGSTROM were
co-hosts to members of the Trinity Methodist Church choir, Thursday evening
at the latter’s home, when they honored MR. and MRS. GABE COVALCIUC on their
ninth wedding anniversary.
During the evening, Mrs. Hilton sang several numbers, after which the
honorees cut the first piece of the “wedding cake,” which was later served
by MRS. C. P. HUGHES.
There were 24 choir members present.
Milwaukee Miss Wed to George Marconnit
MR. and MRS. HARVEY RAY Mc ELHANNON of Milwaukee, Wisc., announced the
marriage of their daughter, LOIS ROSETTE, to GEORGE DONALD MARCONNIT, son of
FRED P. MARCONNIT, of Council Bluffs.
The double ring ceremony took place June 10 at the First Presbyterian
Church with the Rev. C. Carson Bransby officiating, in the presence of close
friends and members of the immediate families.
The bride wore an afternoon frock of beige with white accessories and a
gardenia corsage, and her matron of honor, MRS. PERTER MARCONNIT of Omaha,
wore a gold ensemble with a gardenia corsage.
RICHARD HENSLEY was Mr. Marconnit’s best man.
Following a short wedding trip, the couple will make their home in
Council Bluffs. The bride attended Milwaukee State Teachers College in
Milwaukee, Wisc., and the bridegroom, a graduate of Abraham Lincoln high
school, will enter Creighton University this fall.
Bridal Shower Friday for Miss McGinnis
MRS. WILLARD HANNA and MRS. M. K. OLESON entertained at a bridal shower
at the home of the former on Friday evening to honor MISS IONE Mc GINNIS of
The evening was spent playing bunko. Prizes were won by MRS. L. G.
SKELTON, MISS PAT MOHATT of Omaha, and the honoree.
Other guest were MESDAMES P. K. OLSE, EDWARD OLSEN, RALPH MORSE, OLIVER
OTT, JESSE SORENSEN and MISS SHIRLEY KELLY of Council Bluffs; MRS. PHIL Mc
GINNIS, MISS BEVERLY RATHKE and MISS EVELYN TREFT of Omaha.
Golden Anniversary For Minden Couple
(photo of The Rev. and Mrs. G. B. Baumann….wed 50 years on June 18.)
MINDEN—The Rev. and Mrs. G. B. Baumann of Minden will celebrate their
golden anniversary Tuesday, June 18, with open house from 2 to 5 p.m. In the
evening a program will be sponsored by the civic organizations of Minden
honoring the couple. It is planned at the high school at 7 p.m.
The Rev. Mr. Baumann, a Congregational pastor for 51 years, was at
Minden from 1915 to 1921, and returned in 1940. He is now 77 years old, Mrs.
The couple has three children, HAROLD BAUMANN of Chicago, Ill., MRS.
LYLE S. KLAHAN of Treynor, and MRS RAY ALTROCK of Omaha.
Council Bluffs Nonpareil
Council Bluffs, Iowa
June 17, 1946
John J. Ferguson, Attorney, Is Dead
JOHN J. FERGUSON, 69, 215 Fairview Avenue, Council Bluffs attorney,
died Monday evening at a local convalescent home after several years of
illness. Ferguson served for many years as a court reporter. He was a member
of the various bar associations and shorthand reporters associations.
Born in Crawford County, he was a resident here for 61 years. He is
survived by his widow, GERTRUDE; a son, LAURENCE, of Council Bluffs; three
daughters, MRS. HOMER WELSH of Shenandoah, MRS. CLEMENT H. LEWIS of Council
Bluffs and MRS. S. R. EINYRE of Oregon, Ill.
H.OSCAR FERGUSON of Council Bluffs is a brother. A sister, MRS. FRED W.
WESNER, lives in Pasadena, Calif. There are five grandchildren and one great
Burial will be in Cedar Lawn cemetery following funeral services in
Cutler chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. J. R. Perkins of the First
Congregational Church officiating.
S. W. Iowa Deaths
JAMES N. WATTS
PACIFIC JUNCTION-Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the
Raynor chapel in Glenwood for JAMES N. WATTS, 81, who died Saturday at his
home here. He had been in poor health for 18 years. Mr. Watts had lived in
the Pacific Junction community for 50 years. The Rev. Charles Aitken of
Bartlett conducted rites, with burial in the Glenwood cemetery.
Surviving are his widow and four sons, ALLEN, WILLIAM and MARION of
Pacific Junction and CHARLES WATTS of Glenwood; three daughters, MRS.
BERNICE MOORE of Shenandoah, MRS. LILA HAYNIE of Burchwood, Wis., and MRS.
PEARL WARIGHT of Hamburg, 21 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
MRS. CATHERINE VANAUSDIN
NEOLA-Funeral rites were held at St. Patrick's church here for MRS.
CATHERINE VANAUSDIN, who died Wednesday at the home of her son-in-law and
daughter, MR. and MRS. PAYNTER of Chicago. Burial was in St. Patrick's
JOHN E. BAKER
DUNLAP-Funeral rites were held Saturday at the First Methodist church for
JOHN E. BAKER, 70, retired Dunlap carpenter who was found dead Wednesday at
his home. The Rev. L H. Joslin conducted rites, with burial in the Dunlap
WILLIAM JAMES AGAN
GLENWOOD-Funeral services were held Monday at the Silver City Methodist
church for WILLIAM JAMES AGAN, 73, who died Thursday in a Council Bluffs
hospital. He was a resident of Silver City.
The Rev. John C. Turner conducted rites, with burial in the Silver City
cemetery. The Odd Fellows lodge of Silver City held special graveside rites.
Surviving are his widow and one brother, CHARLES AGAN of Silver City.
The Raynor funeral home of Glenwood was in charge.
After Being Followed, Local Man is Attacked
W. C. Horn, 823 Third avenue, reported to police at 2 a.m. Sunday he was
attacked by one of two men in a pickup truck that had been following him.
Horn told police he was driving home, noticed the truck following him
and he drove around for awhile. The truck continued to follow him. Horn told
police when he drove down the alley and put his car in the garage the truck
drove in behind him and stopped.
One man got out of the truck and started fighting him. Horn was knocked
down and his glasses were broken. He received minor scratches on the right
side of his face.
Horn told police he recognized one of the occupants.
Held for Auto Theft After Chase
HOWARD W. RAMSEY, 38, no fixed address, was being held Monday in the
county jail here in connection with the theft of an automobile, followed his
capture during a highway chase of several miles Sunday night.
Ramsey after leaving Neola drove east, then apparently changed his mind
and retraced his route. As he passed through Neola BILLY RYAN recognized the
stolen car and notified Town Marshall E. A. MULLARD, who was across the
BULLARD with Peterson took after the speeding car in the town marshal's
car, chasing Ramsey to Underwood, where he was overtaken and returned to
Bullard notified the sheriff's office here, who took charge of the
Boy, 10, Drowns in Shenandoah Pool
SHENANDOAH-GENE McGINNIS, 10 year-old son of MR. and MRS. BUD McGINNIS,
drowned in the municipal pool here Sunday. The youth was found in the
deepest part. Four hours' resuscitation failed to revive him.
Miss Grow Wed to Richard Young Sunday Afternoon in First Presbyterian Church
(photo of Mrs. Richard Young)
SUNDAY afternoon at the First Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock, MISS
SHIRLEY GROW, daughter of MR. and MRS. THEODORE GROW, became the bride of
RICHARD S. YOUNG of Anita, son of MR. and MRS. CHARLES A. YOUNG of Anita,
with the Rev. C. Carson Bransby officiating.
For her marriage, the bride wore a gown of white embroidered satin with
a train and single strand of pearls. She carried a shower bouquet of white
roses with white satin streamers.
MRS. EARL J. BEAVER of Anita was matron of honor and wore a gown of
green taffeta and carried a shower bouquet of yellow roses.
HELEN NETUSIL, Des Moines was flower girl in a gown matching that of the
matron of honor.
DUANE KARNS of Des Moines was best man and ushering were EARL JAY BEAVER,
CARLTON WOODWARD, Jr., JACK Mc MAINS and NORMAN Mc MAINS Jr.
Musical selections were played by MISS LOUISE SEIDL at the harp and MISS
MARGUERITE MOREHOUSE at the organ.
A reception followed immediately at the Council Bluffs County Club at
which MESDAMES EDWIN BRIGGS, LYNN FRANKLIN, HENRY FEHRMAN and CARTON
WOODWARD, Jr. and MISS LAURENTZA EDWARDS of Sioux City and MISS BEVERLY
After July first, the couple will make their home at 2318 South Ninth
Miss Nelson Bride Sunday Afternoon
Sunday afternoon at Our Savior's Lutheran church, MISS HARRIETT NELSEN
exchanged vows with EARL C. BUSKNESS, son of the late MR. and MRS. SIVER
BUSKNESS. The Rev. Lawrence Siersbeck officiated.
Given in marriage by her father, EDWARD A. NELSON, the bride wore a gown
of white rayon with a three and a half yard veil of illusion laced edged and
carried a single orchard on a white Bible with ribbon streamers.
MISS HAZEL JENSEN, maid of honor in a gown of sheer blue, carried a
mixed nosegay of pink carnation and white daisies and bridesmaids, MISS
AGNES THOMPSON in similarly designed gowns in pink and blue respectively
carried nosegays of blue and pink flowers.
JOANN NELSEN, younger sister of the bride was flower girl and wore a
gown of aqua sheer.
J. KENNETH CHRISTENSEN was best man and ushers who also lighted the
tapers at the palm banked altar were EDWARD A. NELSON, Jr., and CLIFFORD
MISS ELIZABETH HANSEN played nuptial selections on the organ and
MISS ARLIE GROTELSCHEN when she sang.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held in the church
parlor with bouquets of pink carnation, blue delphiniums and white baby's
breath centering the table.
MISSES NELLIE MORTENSEN, LAGENE SANDBERG, ELAINE CHRISTENSEN, RUTH
ANDERSON, DOROTHY OLSEN, AND DELORES PETERSEN served assisted by MRS.
CLIFFORD MORTENSEN who took charge of the guest book and MRS. OTTO
CHRISTENSEN and MISS GROTELUSCHEN who displayed the gift.
Couple Will Live at Glenwood
(photo of Mrs. William F. Hood)
With their mothers as attendants, MISS ISABEL DUNLAVY, daughter of MR.
and MRS. KENNETH NIPPS, and WILLIAM F. HOOD, son of MR. and MRS. J. WILLIAM
HOOD of Glenwood, were married on June 2, at the home of Municipal Judge
John P. Tinley, who officiated.
The bride wore a street length frock of white poplin and hat and purse
of white eyelet to match the trimming on her dress. She had a corsage of
The bride is a graduate of Abraham Lincoln high school and Mr. Hood of
Glenwood. The couple will live in Glenwood.
Four Children Are at Nugent Home for Father's Day
Four children from four different states were present for Father's Day
at the ED NUGENT home Sunday.
Only one son, SHERWOOD NUGENT of Denver, Co., was unable to be present
for the family gathering.
MRS. LESTER KLEIN and son, TOMMIE, of Chicago, arrived on Saturday from
their home and will be joined in early July by Mr. Klein when they travel to
Denver of visit the Sherwood Nugents.
Other guests at dinner were the host's daughters and families, MR. and
MRS. BURGESS BOYD and son, BOBBIE, of Omaha, MR. and MRS. RAY PACHOLKE and
son, DAVID; MR. and MRS. CLARENCE BECK and son, ROGER, of Balboa Island,
Calif., and Mr. Beck's aunt, MRS. LENA BRITTON of Hemingsford, Neb.
Miss DeVol is Virginia Bride
(photo of Mrs. Eugene Eager Wood, Jr.)
Council Bluffs friends of MISS MARY DEVOL and her parents, COM. and MRS.
JAMES C. DEVOL who have been living at Yorktown Naval Depot, Va., will be
interested in details of her marriage last Monday evening to EUGENE EAGER
The ceremony was in Bruton parish church of Williamsburg, Va., the
oldest Episcopal Church in the United States which has had continuous
services, and it was completely lighted by candles with white flowers used
Com DeVol gave his daughter in marriage. She wore an ivory satin gown
with marguiselle yoke attached to the fitted bodice with a pearl trimmed
shoulder bertha, Her veil of ivory illusion had a cap of heirloom lace made
by her great grandmother, NELLIE CONKLIN HARKNESS, and she carried a bouquet
of white roses, gardenias and stephanotis.
MISS BETSY DEVOL was her sister's maid of honor, wearing a soft green
dress of net over faille with circular skirt and Juliet cap of net wreathed
with daisies and larkspur.
Bridesmaids, who wore similar gowns of yellow were, MISS HELEN JORDAN of
Pulaski, V., MISS ANNE DAVISON of Washington, D. C., MISS FRANCES BUTLER of
Alexander, Va., and MISS RAGNHILD BAKER of Battle Creek, Mich. They carried
arm bouquets of daisies and larkspur.
JOHN W. AYLER, Jr., of Hilton Village, Va., was best man and ushers were
JOHN SARMON SMITH of Hilton Village, DONALD PARRISH and HARRY STINSON of
Newport News, Va., ALLEN JONES of Detroit, Mich., CHARLES DEWEY RILE of
Hampton, Va., and ROBERT MATTHEWS, Shelbyville, Ky.
The Rev. Francis Craighill officiated and WILLIAM VALLMER was organist
A reception was held at the officer's mess on the naval mine depot for
300 guests. After a buffet supper the evening was spent dancing until the
couple left for a northern honeymoon. They will live in Alexandria, Va., for
three years while Mr. Wood is a student at the Episcopal seminary.
Miss Hanley Wed to Lester Kidd
(photo of Mrs. Lester Kidd)
MISS ETHELY MARIE HANLEY, daughter of MRS. CHARLES T. HANLEY, was
married at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the First Congregational church to
LESTER L. KIDD, of Omaha, son of MRS. CORA B. ROSE of Hastings, Neb.
DEAN H. LUXFORD of Shelby, nephew of the bride, sang, preceding the
service accompanied by MRS. VIOLA BISHOP, organist. The Rev. J. R. Perkins
officiated. LOYAL W. HANLEY of Oakland, the bride's brother, gave her in
She wore a white Gradalanda taffeta with short peplum and the net skirt
with its two-yard train embroidered with a nylon thread. She wore a double
strand of pearls; a finger-tip veil arranged with Juliet cap and carried
MRS. RALPH PRIOR, was her sister's matron of honor. She wore a shell
pink organza and net gown with blue scatter bows on the full skirt and
carried pink carnations.
LELAND A. HEASLY of Omaha served as best man and C. S. LEFIERTS and C. H.
LUXFORD were ushers.
Sixty guests attended the reception in the blue room of the Y.M.C.A.
after the ceremony and Mr. and Mrs. Kidd left for a trip. They will be at
home at LaMorada apartments, Omaha after July 1.
Assisting with the reception were MRS. HARLEY BILLESHACH of Hastings,
Neb., MRS. LUXFORD of Carson, MRS. C. J. SHATZ of Kearney, Neb., MRS.
LEFFERTS and MRS. F. H. HARDY.
Open House Sunday for Silver Wedding Anniversary
MR. and MRS. ELMER E. GELWITZ held open house Sunday afternoon and
evening for 100 friends to note their silver wedding anniversary.
The serving table was covered with a cutwork cloth trimmed with Venetian
lace and centered with a bowl of white daisies and pale blue delphinium
frosted with baby's breath. A bowl of flowers in the mantel matched the
Among the guests were MR. and MRS. RAYMOND THOMAS of Los Angeles,
attendants at the wedding. Mrs. Thomas, sister of Mrs. Gelwitz poured during
the first hour of the afternoon and evening receptions, while MISS VIRGINIA
GELWITZ served the ices.
They were succeeded by MRS. ROBERT CAPEL and MRS. WALTER RASMUSSEN in
the afternoon and by MRS, CHARLES B. STONE and her granddaughter, MRS. NEAL
CAMPBELL, both of Omaha, in the evening.
Assisting through the rooms were MISS BETTY RUPPERT, MISS ROBERTS
ELLISON, MISS LAVERNE CAPEL and MISS SHIRLEY SMITH. Miss Rupert had charge
of the guest book.
Berg-Petersen Nuptials Read
(photo of Mrs. Frank Robert Berg)
For her marriage to FRANK ROBERT BERG at 4 p.m. in St. John's English
Lutheran church, MISS VELMA PETERSEN, daughter of FRED L. PETERSEN, wore a
gown of narcissus white starched chiffon, the shoulder line detailed in an
eyelet ruffle and the full shirt designed with three-yard train. Her veil
had a scalloped train and fell from a tiara of seed pearls and orange
blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of white roses centered with
The bridegroom is the son of MR. and MRS. WILLIAM BERG.
MRS. JOHN ZIMMERMAN, matron of honor, carried talisman roses. Her gown
of yellow net over taffeta featured a tight bodice and the shoulder line had
a six inch ruffle. She wore a matching ribbon band on her head.
The bridesmaids, MISS SHIRLEY JEAN WAGER in blue net and MISS DOROTHY
CHRISTENSEN, in pink net, carried talisman roses, their gowns styled like
that of the matron of honor's.
The MISSES ELIZABETH and VIRGINIA TAYLOR, twin candle-lighters, had
gowns of white eyelet and corsages of white carnations.
Three year old flower girls, DONNA MARY SEIDL and ELIZABETH KAY BERG
wore identical gowns of white eyelet, with drop shoulders, and miniature
corsages of sweet peas, when they scattered rose petals.
JACK KOGER was best man and ushering were JOHN GIBLER and CHARLES
BOWERS. Mr. Petersen gave his daughter in marriage.
The Rev. Ralph W. Livers officiated. MRS. ELSIE MOEN was the soloist.
A reception was held in the church parlors following the ceremony and
after a week's trip to Lake Okoboji, the couple will be at home in Council
Miss Sprinkel Bride of Lt. Gutheil
(photo of Mrs. Kenneth F. Gutheil)
MR. and MRS. M. L. SPRINKEL announce the marriage of their daughter, IDA
ELLEN, to LT. KENNETH F. GUTHEIL, son of MRS. FAY GUTHEIL and the late
CHARLES GUTHEIL of Council Bluffs.
The Rev. P. S. Barron officiated at the Baptist church in Hiawatha,
Kan., on June 12. MR. and MRS. WILLIAM TENNANT of Omaha attended the couple.
For her marriage the bride wore a white street length dress with brown
accessories and a corsage of red roses with a removable gardenia. They will
live in Council Bluffs when Lt. Gutheil is released from service.
Lt. and Mrs. Gutheil are both graduates of Thomas Jefferson high school.
She is a graduate of the Jennie Edmundson hospital school of nursing and Lt.
Gutheil is stationed with the army air corps at Dayton, O. He is a former
employee of The Nonpareil.
Silver City Youth Hurt Here in Fall
DUANE VORE, 16, Silver City, received a slight brain concussion in a
fall at 429 North Thirty-seventh Street, where he was visiting Sunday.
He had been unconscious for about an hour before the emergency unit was
summoned. He was still unconscious when he taken to Mercy hospital. He later
regained consciousness. His condition was reported satisfactory Monday
CLARA A. THIEMANN
MRS. CLARA AGNES THIEMANN, 55, 3449 Sixth Avenue, died Monday morning
at a local hospital after an extended illness.
Mrs. Thiemann was a native of Nebraska and also resided in Seattle,
Wash., before coming to Council Bluffs. She was a member of the Methodist
Surviving are her husband, ROY THIEMANN; one daughter, MRS. CHARLES
WAYNE LIVINGSTON of Council Bluffs; two sons, KENNETH of Seattle and HENRY
of Los Angeles; two sisters, MRS. FLORA EGELHOFF OF Brunswick, Neb., and
MRS. MAE SHAFFER of Humboldt, Neb., and one brother, TOM PENN of Steiner,
Woodring's funeral home is in charge.
HENRY HAYME, 72, retired Burlington section worker, died suddenly
Saturday night at the home of a nephew southwest of Macedonia. He formerly
resided at Creston and Burlington.
Surviving are a daughter, MRS. THETA PETERSEN, Council Bluffs and two
sons, VINCENT of Creston and WARREN of Fairfield.
The body was taken to Creston for services and burial.
MRS. HENRIETTA M. DEVOSS
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Henrietta Morris De
Voss, former resident of Council Bluffs at Geary, Okla., on June 10.
She is survived by eight children, ERVIN SPENCER of Pleasanton, BELLE
YATES of Council Bluffs, at Geary, EDWIN SPENCER of Leon, MILTON SPENCER of
Tulsa Okla., LELA SOWLE of Enid, Okla., ORVILLE SPENCER of Fort Cobb, Okla.,
and GRACE COATES of Geary; 31 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 11
The burial was at Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Bell Yates, a daughter and EUGENE TRUPIN, and MRS. LESLIE HALE,
grandchildren of Council Bluffs, have just returned from Geary, Okla., after
attending the funeral.
MERRITT C. HICKS
MERRITT C. HICKS, 79, died suddenly Sunday at the home of his brother,
NED D. HICKS, 611 South Thirty-fifth Street.
Survivors are two sons, CLEO and RAY, both of Sacramento, Calif.: three
grandchildren, one brother, Ned, and two sisters HELEN HICKS of Omaha and
MRS. LILLIE JOHNSON of Lincoln, Neb.
The Cutler funeral home is in charge.
ROSS E. RUNYON
ROSS E. RUNYON, 70, died Sunday at Chicago at the Highland Park home for
veteran railroad men.
He was the last member of the original Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
and had been a Milwaukee switchman.
The body will arrive at the Cutler funeral home some time Monday. There
are no immediate survivors.
MARY ANNE HEMMINGSEN
Funeral services were held at the Beem-Belford funeral home Monday at 10
a.m. for MARY ANNE, infant daughter of MR. and MRS. ROBERT J. HEMMINGSEN,
618 Ninth Avenue, who died at a local hospital Saturday. Burial was in St.
Besides her parents she is survived by her brother, ROBERT LYLE; a
sister, MARY LYNNE, grandparents, MR. and MRS. A. H. HEMMINGSEN and MR. and
MRS.CHRIS J. MADISON, all of Council Bluffs.
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