Henry Volstad Rites Held At Clear Lake

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Thursday, October 11, 1962
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Henry Volstad
Rites Held At
Clear Lake

Funeral services were held Monday in Clear Lake for a former Lyle man Henry T. Volstad, 67, who passed away Friday, September, 28, at the Iowa Soldiers Home, Marshalltown, Iowa where he had been for the past four years.

Services held at Wards Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Krebs pastor of the Congregational church officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery with Military rites by Stafford Post 222 of the American Legion.

Mr. Volstad was born at Lyle, Minn. January, 24, 1895 the son of Knute and Mathilda Volstad. He grew up in Lyle and attended school in Lyle and also the University of Minnesota.

He served with the 49th Aero Squadron of the U S Army in France in World War I and received his discharge in March, 1919.

He was married to Harriet Patterson at Clear Lake, December, 31, 1919. They lived in Osage for two years before moving to Clear Lake, Iowa.

He was known for his promotional activities in Clear Lake and was originator of the Band Festival, held five years before the North Iowa Band Festival started and also the Clear Lake Governor's Day which was started in 1939. Was secretary of the Commerical Club 1930-34; Editor of the Clear Lake Mirror from 1934-38. Advertising manager for the Carl Fox Ballroom from 1938-47, and later managed the State Liquor store in Clear Lake.

He was president of the Lions club, member of the Congregational church and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife Harriet; a daughter Katherine at home Three brothers, Rev. Carl Volstad, St. Paul, Minn.; Rev. Mark Volstad, Lima, Peru; and Victor Volstad, Lyle, Minn. Two sisters, (Emily) Mrs. G. T. Jorgenson, Lyle, Minn. and Maybelle Volstad, St. Paul, Minn.