Joseph E. Waltermire

Father of Mrs. Katie Post - Passed Away October 23

    Joseph Emmett Waltermire, son of Jacob and Caroline Waltermire, was born in Shueyville, Johnson County, Iowa, Sept. 28, 1864.  At the age of 16 he moved with his parents to Logan, Iowa.  He was married to Nora Francis McClellen on April 10, 1887.  he came to Nebraska in 1888 and homesteaded 18 miles north of Gothenburgh.  To Mr. and Mrs. Waltermire were born two daughters;  Mrs. Alice M. Johnson, Benzine, Mont., and Mrs. Katie A. Post, Arnold Nebr.

    Mr. Waltermire moved with his family the Pawhattan, Kansas, where his wife died April 2, 1896.  In 1907 he moved back to Nebraska, and was united in marriage to Tena Pearson.  To this union four children were born;  Mrs. Nora F. Nelson, Brady;  Mrs. Anna M. McClellan, North Platte;  Mrs. Elsie G. Oman and Paul J. Waltermire, both of Brady.  The family moved to Bruce, Montana, in 1912.  Here his second wife passed away, Dec. 8, 1914.

    In 1916 he married Edna Pearson, and four children were born;  one daughter, Louise Emma, who died at the age of 16 months;  Ralph Lee, U. S. Cavalry, Forth Meade, South Dakota; Noah Alber and Glenn Roy, at home.

    After much suffering, Mr. Waltermire passed away at his home, 12 miles norht of Brady, Nebr., on Saturday, October 23, 1937, at the age of 73 years and 23 days.

    Those left to mourn him, are his wife, nine children, fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Belle Maifield, of Arnold, Nebr.; one brother, Ward Waltermire, Brady, and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Mr. Waltermire was on of the pioneers of the country, and his passing leaves still another gap in the rapidly thinning ranks of the respected oldsters.

A precious one from us has gone,

A voice we loved is stilled;

A place is vacant in our home

Which never can be filled.

God, in His wisdom, has recalled

The boon His love had given;

Although his body slumbers here,

His souls is safe in Heaven.


    Funeral services were held at the Olesen Mortuary Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. S. Jacobson.  Music was furnished by Mrs. Erie Nelson, Miss Minerva Olesen, Arthur Larsen and Edgar Burtchard, with Mrs. Arthur Larson as Accompanist.  Interment was made in New Hope cemetery.  Pallbearers were : Christ and Jim Estergard, Homer and Earl McClellen, Paul and Ben House.


Arnold Sentinel - Thursday, October 28, 1937

This obituary was provided by James Anderson

and used posted with permission of the Arnold Sentinel.




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