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Obits > 1955 - Guy Joseph Elmendorf

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
November 7, 1955 - Monday, pg 2 col 2
Guy Joseph Elmendorf Dies; Funeral Rites Will Be Held Tuesday
Tampico: - Guy Joseph Elmendorf, 62, lifelong resident of Tampico and operator of a local grocery passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, at his home.  He had been ill for several years.
The body was removed to the Parent Funeral Home where friends may call.
The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rev. A. M. Weitekamp officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Tampico.
Mr. Elmendorf was born in Tampico June 21, 1893, son of Walter J. and Julia B. Henrekin Elmendorf.  He was reared and educated in Tampico and attended the Tampico Schools.  He was married June 14, 1921, to Veronica Dineen in Columbus, Neb.  He was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Knights of Columbus and was a veteran of World War I.  Survivors are his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Helen) Adams, Tampico;  Miss Mary Elmendorf, Dundee;  and Mrs. Lewis (Mildred) Balika, Aurora; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Wayne, and a sister, Irma.
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
November 10, 1955 - Thursday, pg 2 col 2
Guy Joseph Elmendorf Funeral Rites Held Tuesday Morning
Tampico: - A requiem high mass was offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in St. Mary's Catholic Church Tampico, following a prayer for the late Guy Joseph Elmendorf, with the Rev. A. M. Weitekamp officiating.
Pallbeareers were Edward Burke, Peter Burke, Hubert Darby, Julius Hendricks, Richard Kelly and Eldon Adams. Burail was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Survivors include the following:  his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Helen) Adams of Tampico; Miss Mary Elmendorf, Dundee;  Mr;s. Louis (IMildred) Balika, of Aurora; and five grandchildren.
Out of town relatives and friends in attendacne included:  Ronald Henrekin of South Bend, Ind; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Henrekin and son David of Kankakee;  Mrs. Harry Buxton of Walnut;  Mrs. Francis Dabler of Manlius;  Mrs. Nellie Kelly James, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kelly of Morrison;  Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Miller of Harmon;  Mrs. Mary Schwartz, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balika and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Swartz of Aurora;  Mrs. W. E. Long of Sheffield;  Mrs. W. J. McCarthy of Sterling, Mrs. Margaret Moser of Ottawa.

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