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John Mildrum Arsers
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Birth: May, 1865, Italy
Death: May 18, 1941


John Arsers, widely known in this section died a week ago Sunday evening at University Hospital, Iowa City, where he had submitted to an operation ten days before. He was 76 years old.

A short funeral service was held last week Wednesday at the Champion Funeral home in Osage, with burial at Lime Springs.

John M. Arsers was born in Italy, and came as a small boy to New York city, later coming to Riceville, where he was brought up in the home of Orin Mildrum.

He attended school in Riceville, and worked in the vicinity, helping in his foster parents' hardware store. In his early manhood he went to Osage, attended the Cedar Valley seminary, and learned the tinsmith trade from Herman Miniger. He worked at this trade for some time.

However, he had a love for music, which took him into the instrumental teaching and playing field. He was a fine cornet player in his younger days and for years directed bands in Riceville and other north Iowa towns.

Many local musicians received their start under John's instruction and help.

Two of his sons are carrying on the music tradition, Clarence at Chatfield, Minn., and Earl of Texas. Other surviving children are Mrs. Fred (Ina) Hilling, of West Concord, Minn.; Mrs. Lorin (Ethel) Graaf, Des Moines; Linton, Bess and Donna Arsers, Osage.

We will always remember John as a true friend, a fine musician and a real gentleman. 
Family links: 
  Sophie Jane Hughes Arsers (1870 - 1965)*
  Ina L Arsers Hilling (1892 - 1947)*
  Bessie Maude Arsers Hewitt (1893 - 1979)*
  Clarence Glen Arsers (1895 - 1993)*
  Linton John Arsers (1898 - 1979)*
  Earl Owen Arsers (1905 - 1978)*
  Donna Grace Arsers (1912 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Lime Springs
Howard County
Iowa, USA
Plot: A127a
Created by: Nancy Leshikar Hébert
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61673040
John Mildrum Arsers
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John Mildrum Arsers
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- Nancy Leshikar Hébert
 Added: Apr. 1, 2012

- Nancy Leshikar Hébert
 Added: Jan. 16, 2011

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