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Lewis Goehring, 83, died at his home, 223 North Marion Street, Tuesday [October 22, 1935] at 7:30 p.m. after a long illness. He was a veteran grain merchant.

Mr. Goehring was born in New York City, March 11, 1852, coming to this section of Iowa when he was 2 years of age. He was engaged in the grain business with Jones & Buchanan, later with the W. E. Jones Co., and with E. M. Robertson. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and a charter member of the Modern Woodman. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Laura; daughter, Mrs. Hugh Darran of Ottumwa; son, Edward Goehring of Holdrege, Neb.; stepson, Harry Harker, and stepdaughter, Mrs. Oscar Swanson, both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Josie Hibler of Ft. Madison, Mrs. Maggie Wilson of Ottumwa, Mrs. Lizzie Allman of Fremont and Mrs. Mollie Dean of Oskaloosa; two brothers, Dave Goehring of Ottumwa vicinity and Ed of Lime Springs; eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren, a brother, Phil; preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Daggett Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Fred Smith. Burial will be made in the Ottumwa Cemetery.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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