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What Cheer, Iowa
1946

Mrs. Tancer Dies at Home of Daughter

Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Anna Louise Tancer, 75, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Koch. Service was at the Methodist church by the Rev. Dale J. Williams. Burial was at McFarlan cemetery.

Pallbearers were Willard Jackson, Eb Demick, George Garrett, Gus Koch, Chester Zook, and La Vern Schultz.

Singers were Mrs. Howard Newmann and Mrs. A.U. Engelmann, with Mrs. Leslie Wilson as pianist.

Anna Louise Schultz, daughter of William and Wilhelmina Schultz, was born Oct. 24, 1871, at Rippon, Wisc. At the age of three she moved with her parents to a farm east of What Cheer. All her life was spent in and near this community.

She was married to Joseph Tancer of What Cheer October 24, 1895. Four children were born to them: two sons and two daughters, one daughter dying in infancy.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Koch, and sons, William and Arthur Tancer, all of What Cheer; seven grandchildren; one brother, Robert Schultz of Sigourney; two sisters, Mrs. H.E. Albrecht and Mrs. Hoover McNabb of What Cheer; several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, parents, and five sisters preceded her in death. In her earlier life she attended the Lutheran church, in later years joining the Methodist church but was unable to attend regularly because of ill health.



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