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Howard McBroom Funeral, Renville Star Farmer, 10-17-1918

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The remains of Howard McBroom arrived from Camp Hancock, Ga., Friday night. They were accompanied by Sgt. H. Hawlek of Cincinnati, from the camp. The funeral was held Saturday forenoon and the interment was in Fairview cemetery near the resting place of his mother. On Thursday afternoon at the service for his mother, Rev. Henry Nobbs linked the two together in an eloquent discourse on the sacrifice and patriotic service of mother and son. He also made a short address at the grave Saturday. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The pallbearers for Mrs. McBroom were: Henry Haen, Gus Steinhilber, John Worden, Robert McKinley, Simon Otness, Tom Kelley. Those for Howard were; H. Hawlek, H. Steinhiber, Fred Olson, J. R. Butters, M. L. Hassinger and Arthur Wordes.