|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1889|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 1980|
North Dakota, USA
John B. Courneya Succumbs Friday To Heart Attack.
John B. Courneya Passed Away In Veterans Hospital at Fargo on Friday, July 20. Rites Held Monday.
John B. Courneya, prominent Detroit Lakes resident, passed away at the United States Veterans Hospital in Fargo at 3 o'clock a.m. on Friday, July 20, from a heart ailment that has bothered him for the past four years.
The deceased was born in Lester Prairie on July 6, 1889, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Courneya. As a child he lived for a short time in Mahnomen and Waverly, but the greater portion of his life has been spent in Detroit Lakes where he worked in, and later became part owner of the restaurant now owned by his brother Archie. He sold his share in the restaurant to become owner of the Shady Nook resort on the west Lake Drive which place he had operated the past three years.
John B. Courneya was a veteran of the World War entering the service on July 25, 1917, and was sent to Camp Taylor, Kentucky, where he was made Mess Sergeant, Headquarters Company, 309th Field Signal Batallion. He went overseas on July 11, 1918, and later was sent back to the States where he was in charge of the cooking school at Camp Taylor. He was mustered out of service at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on May 16, 1919. "Jack" was a hard and faithful worker in local and state Legion affairs. He was a past commander of the local post, and in 1928 was a state delegate to the national American convention at Paris, France.
On August 13, 1930, he was united in marriage to Louis Rumerich and she with two young children survive to mourn his untimely passing. The children are Mary Lou and Katherine Ann. He is also survived by his father and several brothers and sisters, as follows: Larry L., Detroit Lakes; Archie, Detroit Lakes; Mary Victoria, (Mrs. George Hamp) Monrovia, California; and Doris, (Mrs. Henry Weinert) Los Angeles, California. His mother passed away in April, 1917.
Funeral services were held from the Holy Rosary Church at 9 o'clock Monday morning with Father Paulin, O.S.B. conducting the services. The body was accompanied to the grave by the Color-squard and members of the American Legion who conducted military rites at the cemetery. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
Mike Murray, of St. Cloud, state commander of the Legion and a warm intimate friend of the deceased, was in attendance at the funeral.
Mrs. Courneya and children, the aged father, and the brothers and sisters wish to express their appreciation to the many friends who aided them during the illness and death of the beloved husband, father, son and brother, John Courneya.
Louis Albert Courneya (1865 - 1941)
Mary Emma Fountaine Courneya (1862 - 1917)
Louise Willamina Rumreich Courneya (1909 - 1980)*
Holy Rosary Cemetery
Created by: Clarice Courneya
Record added: Jul 14, 2011
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