Verda Edna Thompson

F, b. 3 August 1914, d. 23 December 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Chapman.
  • Verda Edna Thompson married Bryan Jennings Chapman, son of Thomas William Chapman and Jennie Gaston.
  • Verda Edna Thompson was born on 3 August 1914 at Decatur, Illinois.
  • She died on 23 December 2001 at age 87.
  • She was buried on 28 December 2001 at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma.

Child of Verda Edna Thompson and Bryan Jennings Chapman

Richard Lee Ward

M, b. 4 November 1911, d. 27 September 1993
  • Richard Lee Ward was born on 4 November 1911.
  • He married Lena Ellen Chapman, daughter of Thomas William Chapman and Jennie Gaston, on 21 February 1930.
  • Richard Lee Ward died on 27 September 1993 at age 81.
  • He was buried after 27 September 1993 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri.

Child of Richard Lee Ward and Lena Ellen Chapman

Lester Chapman

M, b. circa 1916, d. after 1991
Father*Thomas William Chapman b. 23 Mar 1869, d. 29 Jan 1943
Mother*Jennie Gaston b. May 1880, d. May 1922
Census DateLocation
1920Quapaw, Ottawa, OklahomaLester Chapman was listed as a son in Thomas William Chapman's household on the 1920 Census at Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1481; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 125.

Dorothy Nadine Chapman

F, b. 23 April 1918, d. 3 March 2004
Father*Thomas William Chapman b. 23 Mar 1869, d. 29 Jan 1943
Mother*Jennie Gaston b. May 1880, d. May 1922
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name24 April 1939As of 24 April 1939,her married name was Greer.
  • Dorothy Nadine Chapman was born on 23 April 1918 at Missouri.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas William Chapman and Jennie Gaston.
  • Dorothy Nadine Chapman married Clifford G. Greer on 24 April 1939 at Pettis, Missouri.
  • Dorothy Nadine Chapman died on 3 March 2004 at age 85.
  • She was buried after 3 March 2004 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis, Missouri.
Census DateLocation
1920Quapaw, Ottawa, OklahomaDorothy Nadine Chapman was listed as a daughter in Thomas William Chapman's household on the 1920 Census at Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1481; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 125.

Clifford G. Greer

M, b. 19 November 1906, d. 9 May 1982
  • Clifford G. Greer was born on 19 November 1906 at Pettis, Missouri.
  • He married Dorothy Nadine Chapman, daughter of Thomas William Chapman and Jennie Gaston, on 24 April 1939 at Pettis, Missouri.
  • Clifford G. Greer died on 9 May 1982 at Missouri at age 75.
  • He was buried after 9 May 1982 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis, Missouri.

Beulah Chapman

F, b. after 1920, d. between 1943 and 1959
Father*Thomas William Chapman b. 23 Mar 1869, d. 29 Jan 1943
Mother*Jennie Gaston b. May 1880, d. May 1922
  • Beulah Chapman was born after 1920.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas William Chapman and Jennie Gaston.
  • As of 1943, Beulah Chapman was never married.
  • She died between 1943 and 1959.

Glenn Chapman

M, d. before 1943
Father*Thomas William Chapman b. 23 Mar 1869, d. 29 Jan 1943
Mother*Jennie Gaston b. May 1880, d. May 1922

Thomas Chapman

M, d. before 1943
Father*Thomas William Chapman b. 23 Mar 1869, d. 29 Jan 1943
Mother*Jennie Gaston b. May 1880, d. May 1922

Elizabeth Howard

F, b. 1 February 1904, d. 7 April 1983
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Howard was also known as Ward.
Married Name23 March 1929As of 23 March 1929,her married name was Chapman.

Lena Ellen Chapman

F, b. 3 November 1910, d. 11 May 1991
Lena Ellen (Chapman) Ward 1991
Father*Thomas William Chapman b. 23 Mar 1869, d. 29 Jan 1943
Mother*Jennie Gaston b. May 1880, d. May 1922
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 February 1930As of 21 February 1930,her married name was Ward.
  • Lena Ellen Chapman was born on 3 November 1910 at Laurie, Morgan, Missouri.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas William Chapman and Jennie Gaston.
  • Lena Ellen Chapman married Richard Lee Ward on 21 February 1930.
  • Lena Ellen Chapman died on 11 May 1991 at age 80 Lena Ellen (Chapman) Ward obituary.
    Sedalia Democrat May 13, 1991 - Lena Ellen (Chapman) Ward obituary
  • She was buried after 11 May 1991 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri.
Census DateLocation
1920Quapaw, Ottawa, OklahomaLena Ellen Chapman was listed as a daughter in Thomas William Chapman's household on the 1920 Census at Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma.1

Child of Lena Ellen Chapman and Richard Lee Ward

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1481; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 125.

Ellen (?)

F, b. circa 1858, d. after 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Gaston.
  • Ellen (?) married (?) Gaston.
  • Ellen (?) was born circa 1858 at Missouri.
  • She died after 1920.
Census DateLocation
1920Quapaw, Ottawa, OklahomaEllen (?) was listed as mother (actually mother-in-law) in Thomas William Chapman's household on the 1920 Census at Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma.1

Child of Ellen (?) and (?) Gaston

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Quapaw, Ottawa, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1481; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 125.

(?) Gaston

M, d. before 1920
  • (?) Gaston married Ellen (?).
  • (?) Gaston died before 1920.

Child of (?) Gaston and Ellen (?)

Marilyn Louise Chapman

F, b. 11 January 1938, d. April 1981
Father*Bryan Jennings Chapman b. 21 Jan 1902, d. 15 Oct 1959
Mother*Verda Edna Thompson b. 3 Aug 1914, d. 23 Dec 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1959As of before 1959,her married name was Cousatte.
Married Namebefore 1969As of before 1969,her married name was Cooper.
Married Name13 February 1969As of 13 February 1969,her married name was Opechka.

(?) Cooper

M

Bernard Joseph Opechka

M

(?) Cousatte

M

Charles Wayne Ward

M, b. 22 June 1946, d. 4 January 2014
Father*Richard Lee Ward b. 4 Nov 1911, d. 27 Sep 1993
Mother*Lena Ellen Chapman b. 3 Nov 1910, d. 11 May 1991
  • Charles Wayne Ward was born on 22 June 1946 at Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri.
  • He was the son of Richard Lee Ward and Lena Ellen Chapman.
  • Charles Wayne Ward died on 4 January 2014 at Missouri at age 67.

John H. Jacobs

M, b. 29 January 1906, d. 22 January 1978
  • John H. Jacobs married Lena M. Hemeyer.
  • John H. Jacobs was born on 29 January 1906 at Nebraska.
  • He died on 22 January 1978 at South Dakota at age 71.

Child of John H. Jacobs and Lena M. Hemeyer

Lena M. Hemeyer

F, b. 1905, d. 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Jacobs.
  • Lena M. Hemeyer married John H. Jacobs.
  • Lena M. Hemeyer was born in 1905.
  • She died in 2003.

Child of Lena M. Hemeyer and John H. Jacobs

Archie Wayne Starkey

M, b. 7 May 1945, d. 2 June 2006
Father*Milfred Robert Starkey b. 16 Nov 1918, d. 20 Jul 1971
Mother*Mildred Mearl Chadwick b. 28 Oct 1920, d. 13 Jan 1999

Timothy Fritsch

M, d. 19 August 1983
Father*Gerald Fritsch b. 14 May 1921, d. 6 Nov 2016
Mother*Rosella May Hamilton b. 21 May 1929, d. 16 Jan 2003

LouAnn Fritsch

F, b. 17 July 1953, d. 1 March 1997
Father*Gerald Fritsch b. 14 May 1921, d. 6 Nov 2016
Mother*Rosella May Hamilton b. 21 May 1929, d. 16 Jan 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Olson.
  • LouAnn Fritsch married Robert Olson Jr.
  • LouAnn Fritsch was born on 17 July 1953 at Iowa, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Gerald Fritsch and Rosella May Hamilton.
  • LouAnn Fritsch died on 1 March 1997 at age 43.
  • She was buried after 1 March 1997 at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster, Grant, Wisconsin.

Robert Olson Jr.

M

Edna Maas

F, b. 23 February 1906, d. 26 December 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 October 1924As of 16 October 1924,her married name was Shaffer.
  • Edna Maas was born on 23 February 1906 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • She married William Henry Shaffer, son of John Pelter Shaffer and Letitia Elizabeth Hamilton, on 16 October 1924 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Edna Maas died on 26 December 1972 at age 66 Mrs William Shaffer (Edna Maas) obituary.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 27, 1972 - Mrs William Shaffer (Edna Maas) obituary
  • She was buried after 26 December 1972 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Dubuque, Iowa.

Children of Edna Maas and William Henry Shaffer

Lorraine Catherine Shaffer

F, b. 12 October 1935, d. 29 February 2016
Lorraine Catherine (Shaffer) Dimitroff
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name30 November 1957As of 30 November 1957,her married name was Dimitroff.
  • Lorraine Catherine Shaffer was born on 12 October 1935 at Iowa Township, Dubuque, Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas.
  • Lorraine Catherine Shaffer married Eldon August Dimitroff on 30 November 1957.
  • Lorraine Catherine Shaffer died on 29 February 2016 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, at age 80 Lorraine C. Dimitroff, age 80, of Dubuque, IA, was called home peacefully at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016, at home with her three loving sons by her side. To honor Lorraine's life, funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Phil Smith officiating. To celebrate Lorraine's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

    Lorraine was born on October 12, 1935, in Dubuque, daughter of William and Edna (Maas) Shaffer. She was one of 14 brothers and sisters and graduated from St. Columbkille High School in 1953. She was a great student, even earning the American Legion School Award entitled the Certificate of Distinguished Achievement which also recognized her "possession of those high qualities of Honor, Courage, Scholarship, Leadership and Service". During her Columbkille days she went to live with her aunt and uncle, John and Helen Maas, who owned the original Bel-Du Inn which today is known as Happy's. While working there she acquired the name Sweet Lorraine because of her kind and easy going personality. She also first met her future husband, Eldon Dimitroff, there and they were married on Nov. 30, 1957. On her first anniversary, she gave birth to their first son, John. Mark, David and Daniel would follow.

    She worked part time at Clark Transfer and Storage Company for many years. She was very active at Holy Ghost Parish regularly volunteering in the library. She was in Mother's Club and the Rosary Society, often handling all of the paperwork. Being good with numbers, she was the defacto family tax specialist for her parents and many of her brothers and sisters. She loved singing in the church choir and her voice was beautiful and very distinctive as we could always make it out from the pew. She did bowling league for many years and traveled to out of town tournaments in Kansas City and Indianapolis. One of her favorite things was to play Yahtzee with her family. No one yelled "Yahtzee" like Lorraine. She loved watching her boys play sports attending all of the games with Eldon. Her two favorite things to have were Marco's Pizza and Coca-Cola. Her smile would absolutely light up the room.

    But in 1996 she was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia and she fought that disease for the next 20 years. We can only say that during that time she showed such courage and strength that we will forever cherish the time we were able to spend with her. Her love came out to us daily and we have felt for a long time that she was really caring for us. She was a beautiful, beautiful person and we will miss her dearly.

    Those left to cherish Lorraine's memory include

    her sons,
    John Dimitroff,
    David Dimitroff
    and Daniel Dimitroff, all of Dubuque;

    and her siblings,
    Shirley Mihalakis,
    Richard "Dick" (Patricia) Shaffer,
    Clarence Shaffer,
    James "Jimmy" (Rose) Shaffer
    Harold (Sue) Shaffer, all of Dubuque, IA
    and William "Billy" Shaffer, Osage, IA.

    She was preceded in death by her son, Mark; her husband, Eldon; her parents, William and Edna; and her siblings Alice, Irvin, Donald, John "Jack", Rita, Mary and Leonard.
  • She was buried after 29 February 2016 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Child of Lorraine Catherine Shaffer and Eldon August Dimitroff

Eldon August Dimitroff

M, b. 30 April 1926, d. 28 December 2011
  • Eldon August Dimitroff was born on 30 April 1926 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He married Lorraine Catherine Shaffer, daughter of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas, on 30 November 1957.
  • Eldon August Dimitroff died on 28 December 2011 at Dubuque, Iowa, at age 85 Eldon A. Dimitroff, 85, of 233 E. 27th St., died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, of natural causes.

    Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Holy Spirit Parish, Holy Ghost Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the Marine Corps League. To celebrate Eldon's life, friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St.

    He was born on April 30, 1926, in Dubuque, son of John and Alma (Nank) Dimitroff.

    Eldon served with the Marines from 1944 to 1946 during World War II.

    He married Lorraine Shaffer on Nov. 30, 1957, at St. Patrick's Church in Dubuque.

    Eldon worked for the Milwaukee Road and Soo Line Railroad for 39 years. He was a section man and member of the Maintenance of Way Union.

    He was a member of Holy Ghost Church.

    Eldon was an avid trout fisherman and hunter. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. He coached independent league baseball for five years for the Hurricanes. He helped at the Farmers Market on Saturdays for many years, selling apples for Pete Henkels and Blue Bell Orchard. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends and caring for his wife of 54 years.

    Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Dimitroff, of Dubuque; three sons, John Dimitroff, David Dimitroff and Daniel Dimitroff, all of Dubuque; and a brother, Roy Dimitroff, of Dubuque.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark; and a sister, Marcella Frommelt.
  • He was buried after 28 December 2011 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Child of Eldon August Dimitroff and Lorraine Catherine Shaffer

Mark Kevin Dimitroff

M, b. 1 March 1961, d. 19 August 1993
Father*Eldon August Dimitroff b. 30 Apr 1926, d. 28 Dec 2011
Mother*Lorraine Catherine Shaffer b. 12 Oct 1935, d. 29 Feb 2016
  • Mark Kevin Dimitroff was born on 1 March 1961.
  • He was the son of Eldon August Dimitroff and Lorraine Catherine Shaffer.
  • Mark Kevin Dimitroff died on 19 August 1993 at age 32.
  • He was buried after 19 August 1993 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Alice M. Shaffer

F, b. 5 June 1924, d. 21 October 2013
Alice (Shaffer) Rosecamp Voels
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Rosecamp.
Married Name1978As of 1978,her married name was Voels.
  • Alice M. Shaffer married Leonard Rosecamp.
  • Alice M. Shaffer was born on 5 June 1924 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas.
  • Alice M. Shaffer married Harold Voels in 1978.
  • Alice M. Shaffer died on 21 October 2013 at age 89 Alice M. Voels, age 89, of 5490 Sun Valley Dr., formerly of 2643 Central Ave., passed away at 2:21 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013 at her home of natural causes. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St. To celebrate Alice's life friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday at Behr Funeral Home.

    Alice was born on June 5, 1924 in Dubuque, IA daughter of William and Edna (Mas) Shaffer.

    Alice was a lifelong resident of Dubuque. She married Leonard Rosecamp. Alice later married Harold Voels in 1978. She stayed at home raising her children. Alice later worked at A.Y. McDonald's for 21 years. She was an avid bowler. Alice enjoyed working and also raised 5 of her sister's children. She loved animals and plants.


    Alice is survived by her children,
    Sandy Schuller, Dubuque, IA,
    Barbara Lindecker, Asbury, IA,

    her daughter-in-law,
    Gail Voels, Remona, CA,

    4 grandchildren,
    Kenny and Julie Lindecker,
    Rob and Farren Voels,

    and 1 great-grandchild,

    her sister Rita's children,     
    Donna,
    Dolly,
    Pat,
    Sally,
    Joe, all of Dubuque,

    her siblings,
    Lorraine Dimitroff,
    Shirley Mihalakis,
    Billy Shaffer,
    James Shaffer,
    Richard Shaffer,
    Clarence Shaffer,
    Harold Shaffer,

    and several nieces and nephews.

    Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, a son Dennis Voels, 2 sons-in-law Gary Schuller and Ken Lindecker, 2 sisters Rita Pfab and Mary Breitbach and 4 brothers Ervin, Jack, Donald and Leonard Shaffer.

Child of Alice M. Shaffer and Harold Voels

Irvin Shaffer

M, d. before 2013
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationIrvin Shaffer was also known as Ervin.

Donald H. Shaffer

M, b. 24 March 1929, d. 27 June 1993
Father*William Henry Shaffer b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 5 Aug 1976
Mother*Edna Maas b. 23 Feb 1906, d. 26 Dec 1972
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDonald H. Shaffer was also known as Donnie.
  • Donald H. Shaffer married Judy (?).
  • Donald H. Shaffer was born on 24 March 1929 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He was the son of William Henry Shaffer and Edna Maas.
  • Donald H. Shaffer died on 27 June 1993 at Dubuque, Iowa, at age 64.