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Owen Harrison Byrum

  • Birth 21 Aug 1916 Dahlonega, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 13 Aug 1997 Iowa, USA
  • Burial Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 32176401

Owen Harrison Byrum, 80, of Limby Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 at the Fairfield Hospital.

Owen Byrum was born Aug. 21, 1916 west of Blakesburg in Monroe county to Charles and Clara Edna Lathrop Byrum.

He married Vada Lade VanOradall on Oct. 3, 1947 in Bloomfield.

He attend rural schools. He was employed on farms and worked for the Milwaukee railroad for 30 years. He retired in January 1979 from the Ottumwa West Yards Office. He served in World War 2 from October 1942 to January 1946, stationed in New Guinea. He was a member of American Legion Post 504 in Richland, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way #1902, and Heritage Club.

His wife, a sister, Grace Kelley of Blackfoot, Idaho, and a brother Lawrence Byrum of Wickenburg, Arizona, survive him.
His parents, two brothers Clifford and Eugene and a sister, Fay Hayes, preceded him in death.

Services were held at 2 P.M. Friday, August 15 at Reynolds Funeral Home in Sigourney, the Rev. Robert Capps officiating. Burial was in the Van Orsdall Cemetery in Ollie.

They had no children.

Owen's job in the army was a paper pusher and no combat.

My Train to Heaven by C.E. Wieser

I see my train is coming
I must say my last goodbye
I will be aboard the "Special"
That will take me to the sky.

Heaven is my destination
And my ticket reads "one way,"
I've prepared for this long
journey
That I knew I'd take some day.

There will be no red lights
flashing
Just the green lights guiding
through.
And no curves or railroad
crossings
On this track through skies of
blue.

I will find my Savior waiting
With his hand stretched out for
me.
Where I now we'll be together
Throughout all Eternity.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

OWEN HARRISON BYRUM

BORN
August 21, 1916-Blakesburg, Iowa
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
August 13, 1997-Fairfield, Iowa

SERVICES HELD
Friday, August 15, 1997 at 2:00 p.m/
Reynolds Funeral Chapel-Sigourney, Iowa

WORDS OF COMFORT
Rev. Robert Capps
COMFORT IN MUSIC
Miss Marilyn Mertz, organist
Mr. Phillip Northup, vocalist

HONORARY BEARERS
Wendall Hall Glen Harding
Don Kaulman Kenneth Patterson
Daryl Shy Stanley Singer
Doug Walker Jim Walker
CASKET BEARERS
Walter Richard Coble Delbert Conger
Francis Dick Carly Hardley
Larry Heninger Cloyce Hutton
Gary Reiner Mark Schmitter
INTERMENT
Van Orsdall Cemetery-Ollie, Iowa

Reynolds Funeral Chapel

Family Information contributed by family member:

Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune

Tombstone and Family Photos contributed by by Family Member:

Wade Kelley and Michele R. (Byrum) Ball


Family Members

Spouse

  • Created by: Yvette Aune
  • Added: 14 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32176401
  • Yvette Aune
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Owen Harrison Byrum (21 Aug 1916–13 Aug 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32176401, citing Van Orsdall Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Yvette Aune (contributor 47044096) .