9051. “Elmer R Monson,” Find-A-Grave,, 72720127.
9052. “Signee Monson Lundgren,” Find-A-Grave,, 47802995.
9053. “Arvid Hjalmar Lundgren,” Find-A-Grave,, 47804070.
9054. “Paul Reuben Monson,” Find-A-Grave,, 48346791.
9055. “Edna D Monson Jenkins,” Find-A-Grave,, 47805326.
9056. George W Jenkins and Edna Monson, “Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965,” December 22, 1926, Taylor, TX,
File: GeorgeWJenkins_EdnaMonson_MarriageRecord
9057. “George W Jenkins,” Find-A-Grave,, 47805113.
9058. “Paul Rudolph Lundgren,” Find-A-Grave,, 48251650.
9059. “Ray Wilbur Lundgren,” Find-A-Grave,, 49387415.
9060. “Arvid Leroy Lundgren,” Find-A-Grave,, 47801764.
9061. “Inez Ann Lundgren Holmstrom,” Find-A-Grave,, 159157569.
9062. Inez Ann Lundgren, “Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997,” October 10, 1929, Jones County, TX,
9063. “Wayne John Holmstrom,” Find-A-Grave,, 159157554.
9064. “Gerald Maurice Monson,” Find-A-Grave,, 28810686.
9065. Gerald Maurice Monson Jr, “Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997,” November 15, 1947, Brazos, Texas,
9066. “Willie Lois Thorpe Monson,” Find-A-Grave,, 119000795.
9067. “Donald R Monson,” Find-A-Grave,, 67345669.
9068. “Charles Gustafson,” Find-A-Grave,, 36223572.
9069. “Obituaries,” Charles Gustafson, The Onlooker, Foley, AL, April 20, 1933, 2.

Charles Gustafson was born Oct. 10, 1868, at Monona, Iowa. At the age of 19 years the family moved to Herndon, Rollins county, Kansas. At this place he remained until 1903 when in the month of February he came to Silverhill.

The following year, July 3, 1904, he was united in marriage to Miss Hilma Lundblad, also of Silverhill. This union was terminated at the death of his wife on Oct. 26, 1925. He was again married Feb. 14, 1926, to Mrs. Esther Anderson, who now survives him. He is also mourned by a sister, Mrs. N. J. Monson, of Childress, Tex. He went to be with the Lord at 8:30 p. m. April 12, 1933, at Silverhill, Ala., at the age of 64 years and five months.

His life was snuffed out like one might blow out a candle, while intent upon the duties of the Lord and Master. Who would not rather receive the summons on such an occasion than loose his life while engaged in the revelries of sin and disobedience?

From the time Mr. Gustafson was converted to the Lord at 25 years of age and united with the Mission church, he has been active in Christian work wherever he has been. He has been interested in the progress of Gods kingdom on earth; he has been a regular donor all his life to that cause and has shown almost unusual perseverance in attendance at divine services, never absent from the church gatherings. His home has ever been open to ministers of the gospel who have visited this place, which is an item of great interest to the heart of God. He united with the Silverhill congregation Feb. 1, 1904, and was active in preparing the building as it now stands. For a number of years he served in the capacity of chairman of the congregation, as well as secretary and treasurer of the Sunday school. Probably the endeavor most worthy of note is the work as teacher, since the beginning, for the young peoples class, known for a number of years as the Working Band class of the Sunday school. In the secular realm he has been one of the progressive farmers of the community. The affairs and endeavors, larger or smaller, will not be without their reward before the judgment seat of Christ, where a close record is kept of the deeds done in the body. The last few weeks he has in a special way spoken to his wife about the second coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ, and his longing for that coming. At one time making the remark: He can never come any too soon for me. The church and congregation express to the bereaved wife and family condolence in a deep and heartfelt.

This community, as well as other communities, were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Chas. Gustafson last Wednesday night, April 12, when he was walking to a church service and was struck by a car driven without lights. The occupants in the car were Emil Sandell, driving Armstrongs car, Donald Armstrong and Leonard Havel. The boys said the Sights had just gone out. Truly this was a sad occasion for his wife, Mrs. Gustafson, relatives and friends, the boys who were in the car and their parents. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at the Mission church and cemetery. We have lost an active church and community worker. Peace be upon his memory, and sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones. Mrs. Gustafsons son, Karl Anderson, came (from Chicago to be with his mother in her hour of sadness.
9070. “Hilda Mathilda Lundblad Gustafson,” Find-A-Grave,, 36223577.
9071. “Anna Esther Forsman Gustafson,” Find-A-Grave,, 36223575.
9072. “Robert Clause Dies; Rites Are Wednesday,” Robert C Clause, The Jefferson Bee, Jefferson, IA, May 21, 1957, 6.
Robert C. Cause, 66, long time resident of the Beaver community, died suddenly at his home early Sunday morning, May 19. He lived on a farm north of Beaver and was in the cattle business.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Judy and Kathy.

Also surviving are two brothers, O. G Clause of Jefferson and Ray Clause of Grand Junction, and three sisters, Mrs D. Hunter of Beaver and Mrs. Howard Barnes and Mrs. Rhoda Leo, both of Dysart.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church in Grand Junction. Burial will be in the Beaver cemetery.
9073. “Robert C Clause,” Find-A-Grave,, 72926279.
9074. “Mary Clause,” Find-A-Grave,, 72926350.
9075. “Alfred Raymond Clause,” Find-A-Grave,, 72712204.
9076. Alfred Raymond Clause and Mary Elizabeth Gonder, “Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992,” February 23, 1916, Near Beaver, Boone County, IA,
9077. “Mary Elizabeth Gonder Clause,” Find-A-Grave,, 72712260.
9078. Olle Gustaf Clause, “Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939,” October 30, 1893, Camanche Township, Clinton County, IA,
File: OlleGustafClause_BirthRegistration
9079. Olle Gustaf Clause, “Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998,” May 21, 1976, Jefferson County, IA,
9080. Amelia Bernece Clause, “Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935,” January 20, 1897, Boone County, IA,
9081. “Ebba C Clause Hunter,” Find-A-Grave,, 72023106.
9082. Wilfred Burnett Hunter and Ebba Christine Clause, “Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992,” November 29, 1925, Beaver, Boone County, IA,
9083. “United States Census,” 1900, IA, Boone County, Peoples Township, 2B-3A, 10, 3, T623, 1240418, 98, 457, Bureau of the Census, US Dept. of Commerce, United States of America, June 6, 1900, Thos. K Sheffield, Says born in July 1898.
Files (2): 1900 IA Boone County Peoples p2B, 1900 IA Boone County Peoples p3A
9084. “Ebba C Clause Hunter,” Find-A-Grave,, 72023106, Says born on February 1, 1898.
9085. “Wilfred Burnett Hunter,” Find-A-Grave,, 72022976.
9086. “Robert Dwight Clause,” Find-A-Grave,, 71471169.
9087. “Roger Clause,” Find-A-Grave,, 105231599.
9088. “Joy Clause Burgoyne,” Find-A-Grave,, 210638738.
9089. “Infant Son Clause,” Find-A-Grave,, 72712405.
9090. “Leesa Kay Clause,” Find-A-Grave,, 72712503.
9091. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF GERALD CLAUSE,” Gerald Gonder Clause, The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA, August 23, 2012, A8.

Gerald Gonder Clause, 87, former Jefferson, IA banker, died quietly on February 27, 2006, in his retirement community of Lago Vista, TX.

Gerald was born on November 15, 1918, near Grand Junction, IA. He was the grandson of a Swedish immigrant Clause Gustafson, who changed his name upon arriving in America to Gus Clause. He grew up on a farm in eastern Greene County, IA. There, he knew farm life before rural electrification. He knew outdoor plumbing, party telephone lines, and shoveling coal for heat. He knew growing up with corn, beans and livestock and sharing farm chores with five brothers and sisters. He planted, cultivated, harvested, fed cattle, milked cows, and poured whole cream on his breakfast cereal. He won the state dairy cattle judging contest as a teen. He survived the depression, the winter of 1936, and a broken neck. The neck injury was a result of racing his brothers on horse drawn hayracks back to the "home place" for noon "dinner".

He played baseball in high school. He got a hit in a Grand Junction High School baseball game against future Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller, from Van Meter, despite being told by his coach not to swing. Feller had already pitched for the Cleveland Indians before finishing high school. Feller's coach was his future daughter-in-law's father.

After graduating from high school, he went to work as a teller at the Home State Bank in Jefferson. On the day before Pearl Harbor, he met Jean Eble of Sac City and they were married the following year. Uncle Sam didn't want soldiers with broken necks, but tiring of the disapproving glances of the locals whose sons were overseas, he enlisted anyway. He was assigned to personnel companies in Kansas and Denver, CO, and was discharged from the Army in 1945 as a Master Sergeant. Following WWI I, he returned to the bank and he and Jean began raising two children born during the war. He didn't attend college, but continued his banking education at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard University's Schools of Banking. In those circles, he was known as Gerry.

During those years in Jefferson, he taught his children how to play golf, attempted to teach them how to balance a checkbook, coached Little League, led Boy Scout and Explorer troops to Philmont Scout Ranch, near Taos, NM for mountain camping and Ely, MN for canoeing trips. He was a community leader, active in Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, the First Methodist Church, Eastern Star, and Masonic Lodge.

He was named Jefferson Citizen of the Year, was a 33rd degree Mason, and was awarded scouting's highest leadership award, the Silver Beaver. Gerald worked at the bank for 44 years. He sat across a desk from people with dirt in their nails and manure on their boots. He knew their problems and their needs as farmers ands mall business owners. Under his leadership, the bank grew to the largest in the county. He retired as President and Chairman of the Board in 1981, and moved toTexas. He bought a pair of cowboy boots and a golf cart. For 25 years he and Jean enjoyed golf, winters without snow, entertaining, and making hundreds of new friends in the Texas bluebonnet trail hill country. He also did something many of us say we would die for: A Hole-in-One. He had FOUR! He was a lay leader in the Rolling Hills Church, and Emaus guide, the church treasurer, choir member, and a friend to all who knew him.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, A. Ray and Mary Gonder Clause; and infant son, Christopher; and sister, Marietta (Galen) Weber. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean; sons, Tom (Molly) of Winterset, IA, Jeff (Liezl) of Knysna, South Africa; daughter, Andrea (Peter) Rhoades of Marinette, Wisconsin; brothers, Roger (Dorothy) Clause and Robert (Dena) Clause of Grand Junction, IA; sisters, Margene (Armen) Miller of Jefferson and Portland, Oregon, and Elizabeth (Eldon) Schroeder of Sioux City, IA; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
9092. Jean Caryl Eble Clause, The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA, August 23, 2012, A8.
Jean Clause, 92, passed away quietly on August 20, 2012, at Regency Park Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson following a brief illness. Her family was with her at the time of death. 

Jean was born June 3, 1920 in Sac City, Iowa, the third of four daughters of Homer Moore Eble and Florence Persinger Eble. She was a child of the Great Depression, experiencing the life homemade clothes, meager meals, losing the family farm, living in the car, and moving from town to town. She attended high schools in Sac City, Sioux City, and Jefferson before graduating from Sac City High School. She excelled in cheerleading, tennis, music and was offered a clarinet chair with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. 

She worked as a dental assistant in Jefferson, where she met her husband, Gerald Clause, a young banker with the Home State Bank. It was December 7, 1941 a "day which will live in infamy."

They married June 28, 1942, entering into a partnership that lasted 63 years, raising and fostering the lives of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

Following WWII, they lived in Jefferson until retirement in 1981. While Gerald dedicated his business career to managing the financial lives of many of the town's residents, in addition to raising her three children, Jean was active in a number of community and state initiatives ranging from service to junior golf to participation on the Iowa Arts Council and the promotion of AFS (American Field Service, allowing children from all over the world to live for a year with a family abroad). She was always looking for a new project or event to manage. Jean was a writer and a poet, producing stories from her life, poems for all occasions, all which helped to define her as a person and to provide a history for all who knew her. 

As a passionate golfer, bridge player and cook, she was known also for her friendly competitiveness, her ability to play and the sharing of her knowledge. She helped to grow junior golf in her years in Iowa, even by securing the State Junior Girl's Championship to Jefferson. She had the distinction of beating the odds in golf by making two Holes-in-One in a span of five days! Jean was always on the leading edge of life, embracing innovation and change. Following her love for cooking, she embraced a new product, the OSTER blender when it was in its infancy and traveled to area stores doing presentations and demonstrations as "Joan Oster". Always in fashion, she also produced trendy clothing for herself and her children. Jean's appreciation for the arts was exemplified by her desire to bring more to the town. Jean loved to read, often getting four or five books a week from the local library; her reading lead to a vast knowledge of the world. Travel for business and pleasure made it possible for Jean and Gerald to see the world - visiting son Tom while he served in the navy, Maria Christina Pendino, their AFS daughter in Argentina and son, Jeff in South Africa. After Gerald's passing she traveled twice more to South Africa, most recently in her 91st year. 

Following Gerald's retirement from the Home State Bank, after 44 years of service, they began a new chapter in their adult lives by moving to Lago Vista, Texas near Austin. For more than 25 years in Texas, they were instrumental in establishing a new community church and participating in a number of community activities. Jean wrote articles for the local paper, often interviewing new residents in the area. She loved her home, designed by son, Tom, and her friends in Texas. Gerald's health failed in 2005. After a couple of years on her own, the decision was taken to return to Jefferson to live in another residence designed by her son, and to be closer to her children. Jean soon joined the Presbyterian Church and began looking for new challenges. Jean loved her computer and stayed close to her family through e-mails and even SKYPE. Forever young at heart, Jean passed on Monday, August 20, 2012. 

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Charlene Ellwanger, Helen Coler, and Margy Klassi; an infant son, Christopher; and husband, Gerald. She is survived by her children, son, Tom (Molly) Clause, Winterset, IA; daughter, Andrea (Peter) Rhoades, New Holstien, WI; son, Jeff (Liezl) Clause, St. Francis Bay, South Africa; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson, IA, on Thursday August 23 at 10:30 a.m. Gifts honoring and celebrating the life of Jean C. Clause may be made to her church.
9093. “Marietta Clause Weber,” Find-A-Grave,, 114063057.
9094. “Elizabeth “Beth” Schroder,” Find-A-Grave,, 47711509.
9095. “Obituary,” Eldon Leon Schroeder,!/Obituary.
Eldon Leon Schroder, 91, of Sioux City, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3700 Indian Hills Drive, in Sioux City, with the Rev. Todd Schlitter officiating, assisted by Rev. Sheryl Ashley, and Rev. Eric Sayonkon. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, 1801 Morningside Ave., in Sioux City.

Eldon was born on Jan. 1, 1926, in Melvin, Iowa, to Leonard and Ida (Salzman) Schroder. Eldon graduated from Ocheyedan (Iowa) High School at age 16. He continued his education at Iowa State University and graduated with a BSCE in 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the V-12 program in Ames, Iowa and Urbana, Ill.

Eldon married Elisabeth Clause on July 30, 1946 in Gary, Ind. They had five children. He moved the family to Sioux City in 1956. At the time, he was the first registered engineer working for Younglove Construction and W.A. Klinger. He specialized in grain elevators and his work covered the Midwest. He became a licensed pilot while working for them.
In 1960, he formed Schroder Engineering, P.C. and expanded the types of structures he designed. Over the next 57 years, projects he was involved with appeared over the entire Siouxland area. In 1979, he began E.L.S. Construction. Those companies operate today as Bacon Creek Construction, Inc. and Bacon Creek Design, Inc. Eldon retired from his life's work as a structural engineer on April 11, 2017.

He had a passion for mentoring students, especially from Western Iowa Tech Community College and Iowa State University. He gave them summer jobs and often hired them after they graduated. He was very proud of their later successes as their career paths took them to various parts of the country.

Eldon had a brilliant mind and loved sharing his knowledge of construction, history, nature, and all things mechanical, often pulling out his pencil to draw an illustration of his subject.

As a community volunteer, he was on many boards, all of whom benefited from his expertise, and he took pride in giving back to the Sioux City community. Honors include, 31 years on the Board of Western Iowa Tech, Anston Marston Award from the Iowa Engineering Society, Century Member of the Boy Scouts of America, Distinguished Service Award by the Iowa Commission of Persons with Disabilities, State of Iowa Governor's Volunteer Award, Pride of Sioux City Award , and a long list of others.

Surviving are his daughters, Jan (Bill) Burke of Dakota Dunes, and Dottie Guilbert of Otsego, Mich.; sons, Ron (Sherrie) Schroder of Sequim, Wash., and Rex (Marcia) Schroder of Sioux City; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Bob (Jeanine) Schroder of Cherokee, Iowa, and Bill (Linda) Schroder of Huntsville, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elisabeth; daughter, Judy Williams; granddaughter, Kelly Quinton; and two sisters, Bonnie Hembd and Jeanne Miller.

Memorials may be directed to Western Iowa Tech (WIT) Foundation for student scholarships, 4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106. 
9096. “Elder L Schroder,” Find-A-Grave,, 178370279.
9097. “Obituaries,” Margene Miller,
Jefferson, Iowa

Date of Death: August 15, 2017

Funeral services for Margene Miller, 95, of Jefferson, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson. Interment will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. The family will visit with friends one hour prior to the service at Slininger-Schroder Funeral Home, Jefferson.

Margene Miller was born June 12, 1922 in Grand Junction, Iowa and passed away August 15, 2017 at age 95 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, after a brief illness.

Margene Miller was preceded in death by her husband Armen Miller, her parents A.R. and Mary Clause, her sisters Marietta, Elizabeth and Ramona, her brothers Gerald, Robert and Roger. She is survived by her daughter, Claudia (Bruce) Liljegren of Jefferson, IA; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Dena Clause and Dorothy Clause, both of Jefferson, IA; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Armen and Margene were united in marriage on November 17, 1944. They moved to Wilmington, Delaware after their marriage and lived there until Armen was discharged from the Air Force. They then moved to Greene County to start farming. They attended the Farlin Church of Christ until it closed . They then placed their membership with the Carroll Church of Christ. Vacationing every year was important to them. They made several trips to Colorado, Mexico and Hawaii. One of their very special adventures was traveling to Africa. She and Armen also enjoyed antiquing which led her to giving talks about her various collections.

After Armen’s death in 1995, Margene remained on the farm before moving to Federal Way, Washington to live with her daughter Claudia and son-in-law Bruce Liljegren. She lived in Washington and was a member of the Federal Way Church of Christ for seven years. In October of 2011, Margene returned to Jefferson to live out her remaining years at The Gardens and became a member of the Ogden Church of Christ. She lived her life with a strong faith in the Lord and trusted in Him for everything.

Margene was an active member of the Unity Club, Rebecca’s, and Jefferson Garden Club. She judged flower arranging completions and did flowers for weddings. She was a volunteer member of the Hospital Auxiliary for 35 years. She taught Sunday school for 50 years and was a 4-H Leader for 20 years. She served on the Cancer Board and New Hope Village Board.

Margene loved having her family around. Her friends were precious to her and she enjoyed getting to know new people always sharing a joke with those around her. She was also an avid reader, followed many sports, especially NASCAR and college basketball, and loved learning.

Memorials are suggested for the Ogden Church of Christ, The Greene County Hospital Auxiliary, and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
9098. “Margene Miller,” Find-A-Grave,, 182460029.
9099. “Armen E Miller,” Find-A-Grave,, 119764204.
9100. “John C “Jack” Hunter,” Find-A-Grave,, 72023223.
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