Obituary of James Wangler, 24 July 1972
Kiron...James Emil Wangler, son of Emil J. and Aubra Wangler,
was born May 31, 1916 in Kiron, Iowa. He was raised in this area
and attended the local schools. Here he grew to manhood and on
October 13, 1937, he married Florence Schultz. They had three
children, two daughters and one son.
In his lifetime Mr. Wangler was a farmer and stockman.
Baptized September 21, 1916, and confirmed May 24, 1931, at the
Bethel Lutheran Church at Kiron of which church he was still an
active member at the time of his death. He served as a member
of the church council for many years and supervised the ushering
at the services up to and including the Sunday before his death.
He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bethel Cemetery
association. Mr. and Mrs. Wangler are also appreciatively remembered
for their many years of service as church custodians. Great interest
in farm youth is indicated by almost 15 years of service by Mr.
Wangler as a leader of the Kiron Boys 4-H Club.
Mr. Wangler was fatally injured in a farm machine accident Monday
afternoon, July 24, 1972 while working on a farm he operated.
Though yet alive when found, he was pronounced dead on arrival
at the Denison Hospital. He had attained the age of 56 years,
1 month and 23 days.
He is survived by his wife Florence; two daughters (Mavis) Mrs.
Richard Johnston and Miss Delores Wangler, both of Kiron: one
son-in law, Richard Johnston and two grandsons, Mark and Matt
Johnston of Kiron; two brothers, Ivan of Greenwood, Arkansas and
Phillip of Omaha, Nebraska; three sisters, Miss Iola Wangler of
Omaha, Mrs. Edith Sizemore of Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Sophia
Neales of W. Hattsville, Maryland, nephews and nieces.
Mr. Wangler was preceded in death by his son Alan, who died tragically
nine years ago, by his parents, by one sister, Mrs. Cecil Turner
and an infant brother.
Funeral services were held at the Kiron Bethel Lutheran Church
at 2 P.m. thursday, July 27 with Rev. Reuben Carlson officiating.
Gerald Peterman, soloist, sang "Sweet Bye and Bye" and
"Asleep in Jesus" accompanied by Mrs. Mervin Buller,
organist, Honorary pallbearers were Mark and Matt Johnston. Acting
bearers were Vernie Baker, Earl Baker, Seldon Buller, Vernie Gronau,
Everett Kluver and Jack Pope. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery.
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