THE GOLDEN ROLL


| November/December 1966



Frank J. Reisen

DURWARD H. SAMUEL, 1806 South Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota passed away September 22, 1965 at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Etta, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers. Committal was in Wood-lawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This announcement became separated from its envelope so we don't know who sent it in to the Album. If we did, we would request more information concerning Mr. Samuel. Anyone who would care to provide us with the information is welcome to do so. Thank you.

SHERMAN BLAINE DEETER entered into his eternal rest in Mease Hospital, Dunedin, Florida on Sunday the 5th of June, 1966. He was a retired designing engineer with a background of farming and farm machinery. His first love was the steam engine. As a boy on the farm he was the mechanic who kept the machinery running when things happened. His ability carried over to designing coal machinery for the Joy Mfg. Company from where he retired early due to a heart condition. His move to Florida was on doctors' advice and for four years he enjoyed the retirement here. His last year of life was not too good and his interests were mostly confined to reading. Thus he watched for the Iron Men to arrive and even ask for it while in the hospital. Mr. Deeter was a native Pennsylvanian and followed with interest the reunions even after he was unable to attend.

CLIFFORD E. VAVERKA, 63, lifelong resident of Richland township southeast of Tama and widely known for his interest in old steam engines and threshing rigs, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 1966, at Evangelical hospital in Marshalltown where he had been a patient for a month. His home was 8 miles southeast of Tama.

The funeral service was held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, July 3, at the Mason Funeral Home in Tama with the Rev. Walter Martin of the Haven Community church officiating. Mrs. Peggy Cibula played the organ for James Black as he sang, 'Beyond the Sunset,' and 'Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.'

Caring for the floral tributes were Mrs. Noble Houston, Mrs. Owen Flanagen, and Mrs. Wayne Wilcox. Interment was in Rector Cemetery.

Clifford Earl Vaverka, son of Joseph and Ada Greeler Vaverka, was born September 21, 1902, in Richland township, Tama County, Iowa, in what is now the Albert Leusch home. He lived his entire life in that community. He started school at the Rich-land No. 4 school and completed his schooling at Richland No. 5.