Obituary—Ozem G. Thompson
Ozem G. Thompson, second son of Barnes and Eveline Thompson, was born near Horton, Iowa, Feb. 6, 1862, and died March 19, at his home in Plainfield, after an illness of several years. He was 67 years old.
January 1. 1882, he was united in marriage with Miss Lulu Fuller ,who survives him. They at once began farming, which occupation he followed until about eighteen years ago, when he moved to Plainfield. His entire life, with the exception of seven years in Chickasaw and one in Howard county, was spent in Bremer county.
Surviving, besides his wife, are seven children; Pearl Pierce, Blanche Annis and Ben of Plainfield; Dora Oberdiear, Ruth Hemminger and Kenneth of Waterloo, and Howard of Naples S. D.; three brothers, Ernest of Minneapolis, Leon of Lincoln, Neb., and Frank of Decorah; also fifteen grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
Ozie Thompson was a man of strong moral character, honest and upright in his dealings with men, ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need, and until disease laid its dread grip upon him he was always prominent in affairs looking to the welfare of his community.
The funeral was held Friday afternoon from the Methodist church, with the Rev. Mr. Kinderdine officiating. Burial was in the Plainfield cemetery, where the Modern Woodmen, of which he was a charter member had Charge of the services.
His death is the first break in the family circle.
Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: E. C. Thompson, Minneapolis; Mr .and Mrs. Frank Thompson, Decorah; Warren Puller, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith, daughter Muriel, and Henry Asphel, Riceville; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Zwan-zifler, Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Fuller and J. V. Smith, Waverly; Mrs. Anton Lund, Cedar Rapids; Howard Thornpson, Naples, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Will Oberdiear and Kenneth Thompson of Waterloo. One daughter, Ruth, being confined to her home by sickness, was unable to be present.
March 28, 1929