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 John Melvin Wolfinger

John Melvin Wolfinger

Wayne County, Iowa, USA
Death 17 Sep 1957 (aged 79)
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
Burial Millerton, Wayne County, Iowa, USA
Plot Row 27
Memorial ID 100128573 · View Source
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Husband of Mary Etta Davis. Son of Phillip M. Wolfinger and Margaret Lang


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, September 26, 1957


John Melvin Wolfinger, one of 12 children of Phillip and Margaret Lang Wolfinger, was born in Wayne county, Iowa, April 20, 1878, and passed away at the Helen and Martha Rest Home Sept. 17, 1957, at the age of 79 years, four months and 26 days.

He grew to manhood in Wayne county where on Feb. 24, 1903, he was married to Mary Etta Davis. To this union two children were born, Harold O. of Tulsa, Okla., and Imogene Brenaman of Chariton.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 27, 1921, his parents, eight brothers, two sisters, and one grandson, Dwight Brenaman in 1952.

Besides his son and daughter-in-law, and daughter and son-in-law, he is survived by two grandchildren, Mrs. Norma Johnson of Williamson and Miss Dora Brenaman of Chariton, three great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Rhoda Sharp of Morning Sun, Ia.

During the past 25 years he had resided in California. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Clayton P. Shepard at the Miley Funeral Home, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. Interment was at the New York cemetery in Wayne county.

Obituary courtesy of Darlene Arnold, Lucas County Genealogical Society

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  • Maintained by: Skip
  • Originally Created by: Doris Christensen
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100128573
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