Veterans safely observe 101st annual Scott County Memorial Day service

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UPDATED: This story was updated to add the Memorial Day Roll Call of the names of soldiers and sailors who served, along with those who died, in service to our country.

Just like every Memorial Day for the past century, veterans read the names of Scott County’s soldiers from Civil War through Afghanistan at Scott County’s historic Summit Church.

A reverent group, some in masks, listened to recitation of more than 100 family names still familiar in the county today: Criswells, Amhofs, Baustians, Ewoldts, Gertzes, Gruenhagens, Keppys, Nagles, Saladinos, Holsts.

Some names, including Glunz, came up in more than one war.

The remembrance began at 9 a.m. with Our Savior Presbyterian Church Pastor Tiffany McClure dedicating an invocation to her Vietnam veteran father, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and Carole and Ron Oliver leading the National Anthem.

Then came the roll call, the 101-year tradition of reciting the names of those who served.

Veterans John Pischke, Ron Oliver, Tom Knapper, Duane Miller and Tom Zimmerman read the names beneath a cross built a decade ago by Our Saviour youth. They fashioned it from the cross beams of the old Carstens family’s 1865 Scott County home. Carl Carstens sat in the back row.

Organizers dispensed with the traditional ice cream social in consideration of the pandemic shutdown, and concluded with taps and a gun salute from veterans facing the historic Summit Church cemetery.

Here are the names of soldiers who served, compiled by the Eldridge VFW and American Legion.

TO THE AUDIENCE, SHOULD WE MISS SOMEONE, Please contact one of our officers and let them know so we may include them in future readings, Thank You.

CIVIL WAR ROLL CALL            (Last Revision 05-2012)

George Archer

Chas. Benedict (Killed In Action November 2, 1862, at Ford's Farm, Arkansas.)

Joe D. Barnes

George Bill

Alvin B. Carter

Robert Criswell

Soloman Dopp

William Fessenden

Mike Gittens

Henry Lau

George Lamar

Samuel McCausland

Thomas McCausland

Jacob Wheeler Mound (Survived Andersonville – POW camp)

Hans Mundt

Jacob Wheeler Mound "Mowen"

John Port

Clint Parkhurst

George Steffe

John VanDuzer Civil War 20th Volunteer Inf.

James H. Wilson

Asmus Wulf (Survived Andersonville – POW camp)

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ROLL CALL  

(Last Revision. 05-2009)           

Nels Peterson

Madison Jefferson Smith

Roger D. Shaw

WORLD WAR I ROLL CALL            (Last Revision 2013)

Charles F. Amhof           

Harry L. Amhof           

William Ackermann

Roland J. Baustian

Fred Brown           

Hugo H. Eckermann

Valentine A. Eckermann           

Charles Harvey Elsworth           

Herman Ewoldt                       

Otto T. Ewoldt, Sr.           

Robert Fields           

William H. Fock           

Harvey H. Gertz

Gus Glunz           

William Glunz           

James Hamilton           

Leonard Hamm           

James M. Hirl           

Edward Howell           

George Hogaboam (Killed In Action)

Edward Kappler           

Frank Kappler

Herman C. Krambeck

Herbert Klindt

Elmer Lau

Cecil Leamer

Ben Litscher

Marc Koenig

Edward Maher

Ernest Moeller

William Moeller

William Mulethaler

John McCauley

Charles Oelerich

Detlef Oelerich

George Poppe (Poppy)

Edwin A. Rochau (Purple Heart)

William Schriefer (Gold Star)      Killed in France

Harry Seligmann

Amos Snyder

Paul Suiter

Grace VanEvera

Grover Zabel

WORLD WAR II ROLL CALL             (Last Revision 05-2016)              

LaVerne Appleby 

Clarence Arner

Elva L. Arp

Foster Auliff

Robert Ackerman

Robert Badtram

Ruth Barney

Norman Behren

Donald Bennett

Art Brockman (Killed In Action)

Cornelivs Bolsem

John K. Bonnell

Charles Brown

Elmer Brown

Hazel Hansen-Brown

Stephen Brown

Bernard Burden

Raymond J. Burmeister

Edna Hamilton-Cannon

Howard Cannon

Gene Carstens

Louis Claeys

Gladys Claussen

Lawrence Claussen (Killed In Action)

Russell Claussen

Clyde Connolly

Robert Diedrich

Melvin Lester Dirksen

Jurren Dirksen, Sr.

Dale Domer

Dayton Domer

George Bruce Dougan

Alfred Drechsler

Marvin Drenter

Milton Drenter

Arnold Ewoldt

Fred Ewoldt

Harvey Ewoldt

Rudy Ewoldt

Arnold P. Forst

Robert Fick

Robert H. Gerdts

Earl Gertz

Fred Gertz

Harvey Glunz

Walter Glunz

John Glunz

Eugene Green

Ralph Groth

Donald L. Gruenhagen

Arthur Guy

Arthur Hatfield

Howard Hamilton

Charles Hampton

Hazel Hanson

Eldon Havill

Melvin Heiler

Gordon Hellman

John Higgins Sr.

Marvin Hinkle

Donald Hoffman

Brichard Holden

Edgar Holden

Alvin Holst

Kathryn Dubil-Holst

Walton Holst

Marian Hanson-Jahn

Charles Dawson Jones

Carl Kaeferstine (Killed In Action)

Albert Kay

Lester Kay

Maurus Kepler

Joe Kimmel Jr.

Roy H. Knapper

Jack W. Koster

WORLD WAR II ROLL CALL             (Last Revision 05-2015)             Page 2.

Ralph Kuehl

Robert H. Lage

Normal S. Lau

Manard Lemke

Lloyd Litscher

Eugene Lively

Earl W. Lock

Vernon Long

Anthony Maag

Clarence Matzen

Marvin Matzen

Kenneth McFate

Raymond McFate

Earl McGinnis

Vernon E. Melendy (Died-POW)

Richard Mess

Robert Mess

Charles Milnes

Alvin G Mohr

Russell E. Morse

Norman Muhs

Orvil Pitsenbarger

Walter Paul

Henry Pewe

Raymond Pfitzenmaier

Richard Pfitzenmaier

Cliff Piggott

Robert Pischke

Walter Poppe

Wilbert Poppe 

George Randolph Jr.

Walter Rathman

George E. Riede

Maurice Robbins

Forest Robertson

Dale H. Sawyer

Eugene E. Sawyer

LaVerne Sawyer

Arno Schaff

Royce Schaffer

Herbert Schlump

Leo R. Schmidt

Ralph Schmidt

Walter R. Schneckloth

David Schneider

Frances Auliff Schroeder

Olan Shadrick

Owen Shadrick

Lorena Seline

Mildred L. Selinger

Arthur Shaw

Harold B. Shaw

Alvin Starkweather

Harry J. Spies (Killed In Action)

Herbert Thompson

Lay Thompson

Robert Thompson

Leo Tombergs

Carl VanEvera

Donald VanEvera

Francis VanLoon

Glen Veatch

Norman Vogt, Jr.

Alvin Waetke

Robert Wallace

John Ward

Raymond Wampfler

Winston Wampfler (Killed In Action)

Donald C. Wellendorf

Clarence Wessell

Arthur L. Wilson

Jean Veatch-Wilson

Robert Wiese

John Witt

KOREAN WAR (Police Action) ROLL CALL (Rev. 6-2015)

Edward Badtram

Derryl Baustian

Lorenz Behrens

James Belk

Bob Bennett

Hans Broderson

Dennis Bruckman

Tom Cawiezell

James Criswell

Jurren Dirksen, Jr.

Don Drumm

Harold Feldpausch

Lawrence Hamann

Gary Holst

Ray Holst

Donald Isham

Ronald Isham

Donald Keding

Alfred Keppy

Jerry Kirpatrick

Elmer Klever Jr.

Joseph Kozara

Richard Kuehl

Wesley W. Kuehl

Minor Larson

Francis [Frank] I Mahar

Aurthur Matje

John W Miller

Richard R Miller

Donald Mirfield

Norman Muhs

Wayne Mumm

James R Nagle

Eugene Nelson

John C. Nelson

Eugene Newell

Eugene Nickles

Rollin G. Oliver

Henry Peters, Jr.

Orval Pitsenberger

Delmar Rathjen

Walter Rathmann

Mike Ripperger

Jim Rock

Bill Saladino

Lynn Sawyer

Milton Schatz

Norman Schroeder

Kenneth Sharrett

Bill Siladins

John Slama

Clealand Stark

Henry Stutt

Russell Tague

Wayne Waetke

Donald J Westphal

Harold Winckler

VIETNAM WAR ROLL CALL             (Last Revision 5-2019)

Alan Boone (Killed in Action)

Richard Bolsem

Carl Brus

Ray Burmeister

Joseph Claeys

Malcomb Clark

Tim Clark

Lowell Crawford (Killed in Action)

William Farrell (Killed in Action)

Rodney J. DeBlieck

Calvin Dirksen

Ronald Dirksen

Rusty Ditch

Michael Doss

Willy Enders

Kim Evans

Elemer Fahrenkroeg

Thomas Farren

Gaylen Fick

Patrick Fricke (Killed in Action)

Kirk Foecking

Kenneth Fordham

Keith Gayman

Alan Gerdts

Henry K Gertz

Larry Gronwald (Killed In Action)

Morris Grunwalt

Kenneth Hamilton

Jerry Hartwig

Dale Havill

Dean Havill

David Heberling

Daniel Hennings

John M Higgins Jr

Bruce Gene Hoffman

Daryl Lee Hoffman

Alan Holst

Dennis Holst

James E. Huffman

Mylo Hurto

David L Kane Sr.

Edward Knapper (Killed in Action)

David Knapper

Doug Knight

John Knollman

Dan Koch

Eugene Koehler

Joseph Kozara

Charles Krambeck

Donald Krambeck

Keith Krambeck

Terry Kronefeldt

Kurt Kroeger

James Kuhl

John S LaBarge

Rick Lohman

Norman Lau, Jr.

Peter Lau

Kenneth Larssen

Alvin Littrel

Lyle Littrel [peace time]

Robert Louck

Bruce Maag (pronounced Maug)

Joseph Maag   (Killed in Action)

Kenneth Maag 

Richard Mess

Robert Mess

Duane Miller

Alan Mohr

Dennis Mohr

Charles Morse

Ronald Oliver

Mick Pachisha

Steven Palmer Sr.

Tomm Pfitzenmaier

John Pischke

Neal C. Riede

Dick Rohlf

Eugene Santee

Gerald Santee

John Santee

Steve Satre

Norman Sawyer

Jerry Schafer

Robert Schneckloth

Ronald Schneckloth

Wayne Schneckloth

Charles Sherwood

Royce Snyder

Bill Stahmer

Glen Stahmer

Steve Stark

Kenneth Storjohann

Max Tague

Mike Tague

Glen Veatch

Robert VenHorst

Jerry Vollbeer

Jerry Wilson

Richard Winterlain

Gene Wollum

Thomas Zimmermann

GRENADA – LEBANON            (Last Revision 05-2009)

Gerald Bensen

DESERT STORM (Persian Gulf) ROLL CALL

(Last Revision 05-2009)

Matthew S. Brotherton

Tim Clark

Chuck Doss

Derek Erickson

Stephen Friedrick 

Pat Gainer

Wesley K. Gerdts

Richard Glunz

Vincent Jackovich

David M. Knapper

Brandon Mitchell

Donnie Montegra

Dea Nelson

Mike Peer

James Smith

Edith VanEvera

IRAQI FREEDOM ROLL CALL (Last Revision 05-2019)

Chad Baetke

Jared Christner

Jason Christner

Kevin J. Clark

Kim Cover 

Nathan Cox (Killed in Action)

Joshua Davis (Killed in Action)

Robert Diedrich

Rocky Doray

Jean Dumar

Jason Egger

David Foland

Greg Foland

Heather Gertz

Joseph Hanson

Jason M. King

James Knapper

Brad Korthous (Killed in Action)

Rick Lowman

Doug Peck

John Pierson

Matt Pitsenbarger

Michael Pittman (Killed in Action)

Leevon Ritter

Scott Roys

George Schaub 

Peter Schaub

Thomas Schlue

Chris Skinner

Nicolas Skinner (Killed in Action)

Walter Slocum

Katie Soenksen  (Killed in Action)

Scott Tague

Mike Whitaker

Brad Wilson

AFGANASTAN WAR ROLL CALL

Jim Clark

Sydnee T. Cosner

William Fellows

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