County Free Press
December 1, 1949
WM A. STIREWALT
Stirewalt, 85, passed away Monday evening, November 27 at General hospital after
a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held from the Robertson
Funeral chapel Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock, the Rev. John F. Rice
officiating. Interment will be in Prairie View cemetery.
Mr. Stirewalt was born
October 18, 1864 in Minneapolis, Minn. and came to Idaho county about 1895.
Two years later on August 17, 1897 he was married to Miss Delsie Sense in
Clearwater. Employed as a woods worker the family moved often in the
interest of his work, going to the coast in 1902. In 1920, they returned
to Idaho county where they farmed near Harpster until moving to White Bird in
1935. He remained there until coming to Grangeville for medical treatment
a few years ago.
He is survived by his wife
at Clearwater; four sons, Earl and Bill of Riggins; Harold of Tacoma and John of
Prineville, Ore.; one daughters, Mrs. Robert Nedrow of Winchester; one brother,
John of Sacramento and one sister, Mrs. Sadie Lock, Idaho Falls; also six
grandchildren. A son, George, was drowned at Tacoma while in the service
of the Navy.
Submitted by Chris