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NAME: Chamra, Albert (m. Josephine Prusha)

OBIT: 7 Jan 1944

  Albert Chamra, 75, farmer northwest of Chelsea, at the junction of Highways 30 and 212, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 29, 1943, at his home. He had been a victim of asthma for many years.
 He was born in 1868 on a farm in Otter Creek township, Tama county, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Chamra. On July 25, 1900 he married Josie Prusha and they purchased the 160-acre farm northwest of Chelsea which was his home until his death. Mrs. Chamra died Jan. 3, 1940. The couple had no children. His niece, Mrs. Julia Ferguson, and son, Jimmy, have been making their home with him in recent years. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ledvina, of Chelsea, have also assisted with the farm work at various times.
 Mr. Chamra was a member of St. Joseph's church, Chelsea.
 Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Josie Siedel, of Chelsea; Mrs. Joseph Lacina, of Tama; and Mrs. Kate Pitka, of Gladstone; and a brother, Frank, of Clutier.
 Funeral services were held Friday morning, Dec. 31, at 9:30 at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Chelsea, with the Rev. W.F. Panek in charge.
 Burial was in Stayskal cemetery, north of Chelsea.

contributed by Teresa Davis