|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1905|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1966|
Obituary from Adams County Free Press:
Mr. Polson was united in marriage to Lela Marian Reed on January 1, 1926 in Corning, Iowa. Survivors include his wife; six children: Mrs. Joseph Johnston, (Ilene), Prescott; Mrs. Merlin Bergren (Dolores), Massenn, Max and Glen of Des Moines, Mrs. Jerry Cunningham (Lavon), Chicago, Il, and Lyle at home in Prescott; eleven grandchildren and other relatives.
He farmed north of Prescott for seven years, operated a gas station in Prescott for 18 years and drove a school bus for a number of years. He worked for the county for 13 1/2 years, and served on the school board and Town Council in Prescott. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Circle Lodge 555 in Prescott. In his younger days, he attended Sunday School at Mt. Zion. After moving to Prescott, he contributed to both churches.
Mr. Polson had various and interesting hobbies which added to his love of life. He was a ham radio enthusiast, and spent many happy hours at his ham table. For a number of years he had his own plane and enjoyed taking his many friends for rides. He liked to hunt and fish. It was on a hunting trip a year ago that he suffered his first heart attack. He ad been in failing health since that time. In his youth he was a better than average baseball player, and his interest in the game continued throughout his life.
He liked nothing better than having his family around him, and always looked forward happily to visits from his grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 27 at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church in Prescott, Iowa with Rev. S.E.Sterrett, Rev. Donald Briley and Circle Lodge No. 555 officiating. Music was by Robert Hinrichs and Miss Twyla Briley. Pallbearers were Brad Outhier, Clifford Rice, Rudolph Blazek, Karl Heatherington, Bud Scanlon and Bernard Miller. Flowerbearers were Mrs. Faustess Estes and Mrs. Ailce Harvin. Interment was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
John Wesley Polson (1880 - 1947)
Ethel Mae Sears Polson (1887 - 1952)
Lela Marian Reed Polson (1906 - 1991)
Ilene Marie Polson Johnston (1927 - 2008)*
Max Dean Polson (1933 - 2006)*
Glen Eldon Polson (1939 - 1982)*
Mount Zion Cemetery
Created by: Dawn Baker
Record added: Apr 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68313926
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