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William A. Schlaser
January 2, 1886 - February 7, 1943

Funeral at Keswick for William Schlaser

Keswick - William A. Schlaser, 57, of Keswick, died Feb. 7 at 4 a.m. at the Iowa Lutheran hospital in Des Moines after a major operation Feb. 4. He had not been in good health for the last two years and entered the hospital Feb. 1.

He was born in Keokuk county in the Keenersburg community Jan. 2, 1886, and had spent his entire life near Keswick. In 1908, he was married to Edna Snakenberg and they became the parents of one son and one daughter.

Mr. Schlaser was a member of the Keswick Methodist church and of the Keswick Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 414 of which he was a noble grand at the time of his death. He was a charter member of the Keswick Rebekah Lodge No. 561. He also was a member of the executive board of the Keokuk county Farm Bureau and was director for Adams township. He had served as Adams township committeeman for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration until this year, when his health did not permit him to continue his work.

Surviving are his wife; one son Verne, who was in Des Moines prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy and is now stationed at the Great Lakes naval training station; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Oliver of near South English; one granddaughter, Joan Schlaser; three brothers, John of Sigourney, Henry of Delta, and Herman of Utah; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Beever of What Cheer and Mrs. Tena Durbin of Wisconsin.

Funeral service was Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Keswick Methodist church, with service by the Rev. R. Underwood of Oxford, assisted by the Rev. J.W. Stine. The I.O.O.F. service was held at the church. Burial was in Sorden cemetery.

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