1905 - 1991
||Marie Crow  |
||26 Jun 1905
||rural Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa [1, 2, 3]
||Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa 
|Wapello High School |
||Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa 
- Marie Bretz, wife, female, white, age 24, married, age at first marriage 19, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
||12 Sep 1991
||University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa [1, 2, 3]
||13 Sep 1991
||Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa 
|The Hawk Eye |
- Marie C. Bretz, 86, of Route 1, Wapello, died Thursday, September 12, 1991, at University Hospitals, Iowa City.
Born June 26, 1905, in rural Wapello, she was the daughter of Gavin and Louisa Townsend Crow. She married J. Russell Bretz April 12, 1925, in Wapello. He died July 24, 1989.
She was a graduate of Wapello High School, a homemaker, and a member of the United Methodist Church, Wapello. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Maxson and Jean Bean, both of Moline, Illinois, and Alice Teel, Burlington; two sons, Robert Bretz, Cuba, Illinois, and Bruce Bretz, St. Peters, Missouri; 23 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.
The service for Mrs. Bretz will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home with the Reverend Ed Philgreen officiating. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the United Methodist Church, Wapello.
|Social Security Administration Information
- Marie C. Bretz; born: 26 June 1905; died: 12 September 1991; last residence: (not specified); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 479-60-7712; state where issued: Iowa
||Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  |
- Name: Bretz, Marie (Crow); Sex: F; Born: 1905; Died or Buried: 1991; Age: 86; Buried: Harrison (township = Port Louisa); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC ©1991 - page P-2; Notes: born 26 June 1905; died 12 September 1991
||14 Sep 1991
||Harrison Cemetery, Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa [1, 3]
||31 Mar 2015 |
||J. Russell Bretz, b. 11 Jul 1903, Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa , d. 24 Jul 1989, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa |
||12 Apr 1925
||rural Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa 
||21 Jan 2014 |
- [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).
- [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).
- [S9224] Bretz, Marie (Crow) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9, September 13, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
- [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-18, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 5B, page number: 96; enumeration date: April 24, 1930
- [S5921] Bretz, J. Russell - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9, July 26, 1989; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).