Frank Sylvester Maguire

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Name Frank Sylvester Maguire
Born 1901-11-25 Crawford County, Iowa
Gender M
Died 1999-11-08 Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa
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Father Edward Maguire
Mother Mary O’Donnel
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Family Leona Schimmer b. (1908-11-22, Ida County, Iowa) d. (1994-01-20, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa)
Married 1930-01-07
Children 1 Clair Leo Maguire b. (1930-11-23, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa) d. (2006-01-03, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa)


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Frank and Leona Maguire wedding
Frank Maguire, Leona Schimmer with
Leo Schimmer and Betty Schleimer 1930-01-07


Mapleton Press 18 November1999

Frank S. Maguire, age 97, of Danbury, died Monday, November 8,1999 at Mapleton. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 12, a t St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Danbury with Rev. David Hogan officiating. Burial was in the Danbury Catholic Cemetery, Danbury. A vigil wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Armstrong Chapel in Mapleton.

Frank Sylvester Maguire was born November 25, 1901, in Crawford County, near Danbury, Iowa, the son of Ed and Mary (O’Donnell) Maguire. He grew up and was educated in the area. On January 7, 1930, Frank was united in marriage to Leona Schimmer at St. Mary?s Catholic Church in Danbury. In 1934, the couple moved to their farm northwest of Danbury where they continued to live until the spring of 1976 when they moved into Danbury. Leona passed away January 20, 1994. After the death of his wife, Frank’s son and daughter-in-law joined him in his home to care for him.

Frank was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Danbury. He was also a Director of the Fairview School District where he served as president for several years. Frank found relaxation in playing bingo but his greatest pleasure was found in his family.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include one son and his wife, Clair and Opal Maguire of Danbury; and seven grandchildren, Dianne Dorale, Cheryl Porter, Alan Maguire, Jerry Maguire, Lorna Horstman, Anita Clark and Rosemary Forch; 15 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and four step-great- grandchildren, along with several other relatives, neighbors and good friends.

Along with his beloved wife, Frank was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers. Honorary pallbearers were John Slota, Joe Slots, Walter Slota, Tom Cunningham, Frank Cunningham and Joe Cunningham. Pallbearers were BUI Ortner, Elvin Schimmer, Mark Groth, Lloyd Neville, Gary Slota and Larry Slota. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Danbury-Mapleton.