Tony Thelen

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FatherLenus Edward Thelen (April 3, 1932 - January 23, 2012)
MotherJean Marie Schelle (February 4, 1933 - March 6, 2014)
Tony Thelen is the son of Lenus Edward Thelen and Jean Marie Schelle

Joseph Theodore Grabner

M, (January 10, 1884 - March 19, 1955)
Joseph T. Grabner 1884-1955
FatherJoseph Nicholas Grabner (August 31, 1845 - January 30, 1930)
MotherMargaretha Stemper (January, 1856 - before 1920)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*10 January 1884Joseph Theodore Grabner was born on 10 January 1884, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Joseph Nicholas Grabner and Margaretha Stemper
Marriage*19 May 1908Joseph Theodore Grabner married Margaret Marie Koster, daughter of Bernard Wilhelm Köster and Margaretha Bernadine Berning, on 19 May 1908, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
WWI Draft Registry*12 September 1918Joseph Theodore Grabner was registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 at Carroll County, Iowa.1
Marriage*27 May 1919He married Mary Ida Boes, daughter of Gerhard Henrich Boes and Maria Anna Nieland, on 27 May 1919, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.2 
Death*19 March 1955Joseph Theodore Grabner died on 19 March 1955, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 71. 
Misc*He was remembered in a front page article in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Breda Man Hurt Fatally
Joe Grabner Car Rolls Into A Deep Ditch

Joseph Theodore Grabner, 71, of Breda, was injured fatally when the car which he was driving overturned in a deep ditch four miles west of Breda about 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

He was taken to St. Anthony hospital by the Olerich-Twit ambulance and died about three hours later. The attending physician said that death was due to head and chest injuries.

Mr. Grabner was attempting to make a left turn south off the Breda road when he apparently lost control of the car and clashed into a ditch, Sheriff Al Thorp said. The fatality was the fifth on county highways this year, as compared to one at the same time a year ago. Ten persons, an all-time high, lost their lives in highway mishaps in the county in 1954.

Funeral rites are set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard's Church in Breda. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery.

The body was taken from the Olerich-Twit Funeral home here to the Julius Boes residence two and one-half miles north of Breda, to remain there until the time of the rites. The rosary will be recited at 7, 8 and 9 o'clock Monday night at the Boes home. Members of the Catholic Order of Foresters will pray the rosary at 8 o'clock.

Mi. Grabner was born Jan. 10, 1884, on a Wheatland Township farm six miles southwest of Breda. He lived on this farm until 1941, when he retired and moved to Breda. His parents were Joseph N. and Margaret Stemper Grabner.

Mr. Grabner was married May 19, 1908, to Margaret Koster, who died in 1917. On May 27, 1919, he was married by the Rev. J. A. Schulte at St. Bernard's Church in Breda to Ida Boes, who also preceded him in death.

Surviving children are three of the first marriage: Mrs. Julius (Myrtle) Boes, Breda: Mrs. Edwin (Irene) Hobart, Lake City, and Joseph W. Grabner, Breda, and a daughter of the second marriage, Mrs. Mathias (Mary Ann) Stork, Breda. He also leaves 22 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. William (Mathilda) Koster, Breda.

His parents and six sisters, Mary, Katherine, Anna, Margaret, Christine and Julia, preceded him in death.

Mr. Grabner was a member of St. Bernard ' s Church, the Holy Name Society of the parish, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He had served as Wheatland Township trustee and AAA chairman for several years.3
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa
MiscHe was remembered with a front page article in the Breda News, Breda, Iowa.
Joseph T. Grabner Injured Fatally In Auto Mishap
Funeral Services Held At St. Bernard’s Church, Tuesday

Joseph Theodore Grabner, 71, of Breda was injured fatally when the car he was driving overturned in a deep ditch four miles west of Breda about 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

He was taken to St. Anthony hospital and died about three hours later. The attending physician said that death was due to head and chest injuries.

Mr. Grabner was attempting to make a lift turn south off the Breda road when he apparently lost control of the car and crashed into a ditch, Sheriff Al Thorup said.

The fatality was the fifth on county highways this year, as compared to one at the same time a year ago. Ten persons, and all time high, lost their lives in highway mishaps in the county in 1954.

Funeral rites were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard’s Church in Breda, with Fr. J. P. Hausmann celebrating the requiem mass. Fr. Thos. Nash and Fr. Dale Koester were in the sanctuary. Burial was in St. Bernard’s cemetery. Pallbearers were: Leo A. Heisterkamp, Arthur Schulte, F.B. Ulveling, Albert Boes, Clem Koster and John Geier, all Foresters.

The body was taken to the Julius Boes residence two and one-half miles north of Breda Sunday night where it remained until time of the rites. The rosary was recited at 7, 8 and 9 o’clock Monday night at the Boes home. Members of the Catholic Order of Foresters prayed the rosary at 8 o’clock.

Mr. Grabner was born Jan. 10, 1884, on a Wheatland township farm six miles southwest of Breda. He lived on this farm until 1941, when he retired and moved to Breda. His parents were Joseph N. and Margaret Stemper Grabner.

Mr. Grabner was married May 19, 1908, to Margaret Koster, who died in 1917. On May 27, 1919, he was married by Rev. J. A. Schulte at St. Bernard’s Church in Breda to Ida Boes, who passes away Dec. 1, 1946.

Surviving children are three of the first marriage; Mrs. Julius (Myrtle) Boes, Breda; Mrs. Edwin (Irene) Hobart, Lake City, and Joseph W. Grabner, Breda, and a daughter of the second marriage, Mrs. Mathias (Mary Ann) Stork, Breda. He also leaves 22 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. William (Mathilda) Koster, Breda.

His parents and six sisters, Mary, Katherine, Anna, Margaret, Christine and Julia preceded him in death.

Mr. Grabner was a member of St. Bernard’s Church, the Holy Name Society of the parish, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He also served as Wheatland Township trustee and AAA chairman for several years.4
 

Family 1

Margaret Marie Koster (August 5, 1883 - April 22, 1918)
Marriage*19 May 1908He married Margaret Marie Koster, daughter of Bernard Wilhelm Köster and Margaretha Bernadine Berning, on 19 May 1908, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Children 1.Myrtle M. Grabner+ (November 26, 1909 - December 27, 2001)
 2.Irene M. Grabner+ (December 26, 1911 - May 31, 1999)
 3.Joseph William Grabner+5 (June 13, 1914 - April 15, 1998)

Family 2

Mary Ida Boes (September 8, 1882 - December 1, 1946)
Marriage*27 May 1919Joseph Theodore Grabner married Mary Ida Boes, daughter of Gerhard Henrich Boes and Maria Anna Nieland, on 27 May 1919, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.2 
Child 1.Mary Ann Grabner+ (September 8, 1920 - May 6, 2007)

Citations

  1. [S120] WWI Draft Registration Cards, online <Ancestry.com>, 1642909.
  2. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,May 29, 1929.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, March 21, 1955.
  4. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,March 23, 1955.
  5. [S19] Allen Koster, "Email from Allen Koster," e-mail to Kay Davis, December 2001.