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William H. Schlimmer
February 8, 1886–August 3, 1944
W. Schlimmer Dies Of Injuries After Bad Fall
Funeral Services Held Tuesday At The Family Home

Funeral services for William H. Schlimmer were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home. They were in charge of Rev. Fr. Stoll of Epworth, due to the illness of Rev. Herman Dietz of the Sacred Heart church. Interment was made at the Sacred Heart cemetery, Monticello.
The death of Mr. Schlimmer occurred at 11 p.m. Thursday, August 3, at the John McDonald hospital. He had fallen with a tree, which proved rotten at its roots and did not bear his weight. The fall cracked a collarbone and caused internal injuries of such a serious nature that his death resulted three days later.
Mr. Schlimmer was born in Monticello February 8, 1886, a son of August and Emma Schlimmer. He attended the rural schools in Scotch Grove township and was married in Anamosa February 26, 1918, to Mary Ellen Redmond. Nine children were born to this union, two of whom, Mabel and Raymond, preceded their father in death. In addition to his wife, he is survived by the following children: Leo Schlimmer, Inglewood .Calif.; Sgt. Harold Schlimmer, serving with the United States forces in England; Tech. Sgt. Donald Schlimmer, Newport News, Va.; Mrs. Wilbur McChristy, Cedar Rapids; and Agnes, Dewain, and Mary lone, who live at home.
He is also survived by his aged father, August Schlimmer, Davenport, and the following brothers and sisters, John of Cedar Rapids; August and Mrs. Henry School, Lowpoint, lIll.; and Theodore, Henry, Fritz, Mrs. C. O. Beeks, and Mrs. Emma Oetzmann of Davenport. His sons, Leo and Tech. Sgt. Donald Schlimmer, were able to be present at the funeral. William Schlimmer had been in the employ of the H. M. Carpenter family since April 4, 1910, as caretaker for the late Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Carpenter and more recently for Mr. and Mrs. Halstead Carpenter.

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Source: Monticello Express, August 10, 1944

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