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Claude Arthur Best
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1908
Death: Feb. 2, 1978
Mason City
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA

OSAGE, IOWA Services for Claude A. Best, 69, a former Osage resident, who died Thursday at a Mason City hospital, will be 1 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Mason City; burial in Osage Cemetery about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel; two sons, Clarence of Nekoosa, Wisconsin, and Jerry of Iowa City; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Kathryn) Kuehl of Waterloo and Mrs. I. H. (Dorothy) Morris of Kirkland, Washington.

Sheckler Funeral Home in Nora Springs in charge of arrangements.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Sunday, February 5, 1978
Name: Claude Best
State of Issue: Iowa
Date of Birth: Tuesday December 29, 1908
Date of Death: February 1978
Est. Age at Death: 69 years, 1 months
Last known residence:
City: Mason City; Central Heights; Emery; Freeman; Hanford; Portland; Winnebago Heights
County: Cerro Gordo
State: Iowa
Claude Arthur Best was born December 29, 1908, the son of Clarence Arthur and Amy May (Young) Best.

His father died when Claude was three in Feb. 1912, and Mrs. Best and children moved to Osage. His mother died March 1931

He married Hazel R. Sedlacek on October 2, 1933, in Albert Lea, Minnesota. They lived in St. Ansgar for five years, Osage for a couple of years, and then moved to Mason City.

Claude worked as a carpet, tile, and formica layer while Hazel served as his secretary and sold Tupperware. They were members of the First United Methodist Church of Mason City.

Survived by his wife, Hazel; two sons, Clarence A. Best of Madison, Wisconsin, Jerold A. Best and wife Judy of Iowa City, Iowa; grandsons Bradley, Brandon, Blair, and Terry; granddaughters, Denise and Brenda; two sisters, and Kathryn (Earl) Kuehl, Waterloo and Dorothy (Harleigh) Morse, Washington.

Claude died at a Mason City hospital February 2, 1978, of cancer. Funeral services were February 6, 1978 at the Osage First United Methodist Church and burial was in Osage Cemetery.

Source: Family records.
Photo is from Osage Class of 1927.

Family links: 
  Clarence Arthur Best (1881 - 1913)
  Amy May Young Best (1885 - 1931)
  Hazel R Sedlacek Best (1907 - 2002)
Osage Cemetery
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DM Scott
Record added: Mar 01, 2010
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Claude Arthur Best
Added by: DM Scott
Claude Arthur Best
Added by: DM Scott
Claude Arthur Best
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