||Mrs. Lem Postel Dies On March 2
Funeral Held Tuesday Morning in Anamosa
VIOLA—Funeral service was held Tuesday morning, March 4, in St. Patrick's church, Anamosa, for Mrs. Louisa Postel, 73. Mrs. Postel died Sunday, March 2, in Cedar Rapids. Rev. J. I. Patnode officiated at the requiem mass. Rev. Knox, Stone City, delivered the sermon.
Casket bearers were her grandsons, Carl Morning, Jr., Raymond Tarbox, Keith Postel, Terry Pospishel, Curtis Postel and Lyman Postel, Jr.
12 Children Born
She was born Louisa M. Patnode, June 18, 1878, at Cherobusco, New York. She was married to Lemuel Postel January 24, 1898, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Hart. Twelve children were born to this union. Mrs. Postel lived around Anamosa on a farm almost all her life. She has lived the past twelve years in Viola.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. J. C. Blayney, Martelle; three brothers, Ed and Theodore, Anamosa, and Rev. J. I. Patnode, St. Bercham's Seminary, Marion; her husband; five sons, James, Olin; Merle, Monticello; Lyman, Viola; Ed, Dubuque; and Robert, Monticello.
Six daughters, Mrs. Ed Pospishel, Central City; Mrs. Andrew Tobiason, Anamosa; Mrs. Ray Tarbox, Olin; Mrs. Carl Morning, Monticello; Mrs. Rex Heiken, Anamosa; and Mrs. Charles Arthur, Anamosa; also forty-nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, her parents, three brothers and one sister.
Submitted by: Ron Ketelsen
Transcribed by: Janet Brandt
Source: The Anamosa Eureka, March 6, 1952