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Kiron Weekly News Clipping 18 Sept 1953

Funeral Services Held Monday for Carl Schiernbeck (1893 – 1953)

Funeral services for Carl Schiernbeck were held Monday afternoon at the Evangelical Free Church. Rev. J. W. Westlund and Rev. O. Johnson officiated. Mrs. Lloyd Benson sang, "Going Down the Valley" and "Abide With Me." She was accompanied by Minnie Gustafson on the Piano. The following obituary was read:

Carl Schiernbeck was born June 7th 1893 at Otter Creek township, three miles west and a half mile north of Kiron. He moved with his parents to Davenport in 1906 at the age of 13 and lived in Davenport for three years and came back to Otter Creek township where he worked till 1913.

He was united in marriage to Clara Hill from Manilla on July 12th, 1913. They lived in Schleswig one year and then moved to Climbing Hill. They came back to Otter Creek township and moved on a farm three miles west and 1 mile south of Kiron living there for 21 years.

His wife passed away on Sept 23, 1936 leaving him and also nine children.

He remarried on Feb 2nd 1939 to Lila Pearl Sorensen of Holstein, Iowa. One child, Earl Larry was born to them but passed away at the age of 2 ½ months. They lived on the farm one year and then moved to Kiron in 1940. Here he operated a portable mill for 9 years and later went into business as a drayman until his illness on the 28th of July 1953 when he was taken to St. Anthony hospital at Carroll where he remained five weeks and three days and passed away there on 4 September at 5:45 pm. A heart ailment was the cause of his illness and death.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and nine children: Clarence Schiernbeck of Wall lake, Iowa; Mrs. Wm. Sudyka (Luella) of Omaha; Wilbert Schiernbeck of Early, Iowa; Louie Schiernbeci of Omaha; Hugo Schiernbeck of Ida Grove, Iowa; Raymond Schiernbeck of Lytton, Iowa; Mrs. Bob Boerner (Lorraine) of Nemaha, Iowa; Mrs. Russell Boothe (dorothy) of Lytton, Iowa; Mrs. Lamont Skarin (Helen) of Kiron. One brother Herman Schiernbeck of Kiron; Four sisters, Mrs. Bill Carstens (Dora) of Denison; Mrs. Chris Koch (Mary) of Davenport; Mrs. Fred Zauss (Lena) of Wahoo, Nebraska; Mrs. Nick Hollander (Dagmar) of Sioux City; 24 grand Children and one great grand child.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, August and Henry and two sisters Mrs. Herman Miller and Mrs. Charles William.

Burial was in the Morgan Cemetery south of Schleswig. Pallbearers were Ben Obrecht, Ted Johnson, Ray Kollbaum, W. H. Moeller, Fred Kollbaum, and Julius Friedichsen.

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