Cedar City cemetery

Legion Accords Military Honors to Dead Veteran



Sounding of "Taps" over the newly made grave at Cedar City cemetery concluded the American legion's services yesterday in honor to Floyd W. Griffin, who died overseas, and whose body has lain in the vault at Oakwood cemetery since it was brought back to Austin last January.

Services under the auspices of the American Legion began at the Soldiers' monument at Oakwood cemetery at four o'clock, with Rev. J. W. McFarlane officiating. The Methodist choir sang.

Hold War Hero's Funeral Sunday



Legion Has Charge of Services for F. W. Griffin.

Austin Post, American Legion, will have charge of the funeral services to be held at Oakland cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock for Private Floyd W. Griffin, World War Veteran, whose body was placed in the vault at Oakland in January.

Rev. J. W.McFarlane will officiate at the services, which will be held in the open, and members of the Legion will act as pall bearers. The full membership of the Austin Post will be present at the services. Burial will be at the Cedar City cemetery.

Eben L. Merry died

-- Eben L. Merry, an old settler and one of the first to come into the county, died at his home, in this city, yesterday morning, at 7:30 o'clock. He served during the war of the Rebellion, in company C, 4th Minnesota Infantry, Col. Hubbard commanding. He was also a member of McIntyre Post, G. A. R. His age was 74. The funeral services will take place to-morrow, time and place not decided.

Irene Getchell -- Austin

Irene Getchell -- Austin

AUSTIN -- Services were conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin for Irene Getchell, 77, a resident of Twin Towers in Austin. Mrs. Getchell died Saturday morning (Dec. 18, 1999) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. The Rev. Joe Matt officiated and interment was in Cedar City Cemetery.

Irene Caudill was born Oct. 4, 1922, in Whitesburg, Ky.

She enjoyed receiving greeting cards, playing bingo and cards and traveling. She especially enjoyed Christmas and giving gifts to her loved ones.

Mrs. Andrew Gemmel


Mrs. Andrew Gemmel, aged nearly 88 years, died just before midnight, Saturday night, Sept. 4, 1909, of old age. She has had a number of nervous spells during the past few months but nothing serious. Saturday night she called for her son and his wife complaining of difficulty of breathing and in a few minutes expired.

Irene M. G. Gemmel, 81

Irene M. G. Gemmel, 81

Irene May Gladys Clausen Gemmel, age 81, passed away July 1, 2003, in LaVerkin, Utah.

She was born Nov. 9, 1921, to Marie and Rudolph Clausen in Osage, Iowa. She was educated in Iowa and Minnesota and spent most of her life caring for ill people in their homes. Her sister moved her to Utah in 1997 to oversee her care.

Irene and Albert E. Gemmel were united in marriage Nov. 8, 1959, and lived in Austin.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband in 1988; a sister, Jeri; and a brother, Jerome Clausen.

Arthur Albert Gemmel.


Another of Mower County's good citizens and pioneers has passed away. Arthur Albert Gemmel died Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock at his home at Cedar City, six miles southwest of Austin. Mr. Gemmel has been in poor health for some time past, but was sick only two hours before his death which was caused from a partial stroke and heart failure. He was conscious to the last and bade his family good bye.

Andrew Gemmel obituary


At his home near Cedar City, of Brights disease, Friday, Dec. 16, 1898, Andrew Gemmel aged 79 years.

He was born in Paisley, Scotland, Oct. 31, 1819. He came with his father's family to Montreal where he as married March 8, 1845, to Miss Phebe Phelps. They came to Austin township in 1857, and have since lived there.

There were eleven children born to them. Five of them survive, Adnrew Gemmel of Cavour, S. D., Mrs. Jerry Ingalls and Mrs. Charles R. Varco of Austin, Mrs. Eaton Officer and Arthur A. Gemmel of Austin township.

Mary Gekler obituary

—OBITUARY.—Mrs. Mary Gekler was born in Germany, Nov. 6th, 1828, and died in the township of Lyle, Sunday, July 26, 1885, about six a. m. She came to this country in 1854, first settling in New York state; from there she removed to Iowa; from there to Cedar City, in Austin township, where she lived for eight years; after which she removed to Lyle where she spent her remaining days.

Robert E. Gehring, 76

Robert E. Gehring, 76

Robert Eugene Gehring, 76, of Austin, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at his home.

He was born Sept. 16, 1926, to Charles and Julian (Keller) Gehring in Iroquois, S.D. After attending school in Iroquois, S.D. he worked construction and on the railroad. Entering the US Army in 1945, he was stationed in Europe and Manilla serving in the Asiatic conflict before his discharge in 1946.