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Information for John Tuning
31 December, 1871 4 January, 1964
Obituary from the Idaho Free Press
Tuesday, 7 January, 1964
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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John Tuning

            Services for John Tuning, 92, of Caldwell Route 1, a retired blacksmith, who died Saturday in his home, will be conducted at the Greenleaf Friends Church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.  The Rev. Randall Emery of the Whitney Bench Friends Church will officiate.  Interment will be at Greenleaf under direction of Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel.
            Mr. Tuning was born Dec. 31, 1871, in Pleasant Plain, Iowa, and moved with his family and baby sister in a covered wagon to Allen, Neb., when he was three years of age.  He began his education in a log schoolhouse at Waterbury, Neb.  He was married March 6, 1894, in Ponca, Neb., to Martha Presnall.
            A blacksmith for 65 years, he owned and operated his own shop in Greenleaf for 31 years, prior to retiring in 1953.  He and Mrs. Tuning lived in Entiat, Wash., and Gerrald County, S D., prior to coming to Greenleaf on March 10, 1922.  Mrs. Tuning died Oct. 19, 1952.
     He was a member of the Friends Church.
            Surviving are six sons, Walter and Jess, both of Caldwell, Harley of Greenleaf, the Rev. E. J. Tuning of Sprague River, Ore., Theodore of Meadows and Ray Tuning of Kamiah; three daughters, Mrs. Olive Piersall of Caldwell, Mrs. Viola Fleming of Lancaster, Calif., and Mrs. Bethel Cronrath of Nampa; 26 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  A daughter, Florence Lucile, died in infancy Sept. 22, 1901.


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