John A. Rowland
John A. Rowland, a life time resident of this community, passed away Monday night at the Veterans Hospital in Omaha where he had been hospitalized several months as his health degenerated.
John was born at Stockville [to James and Minnie (Flint) Rowland] and raised on a farm south of Farnam until the age of 15. In his early years he taught rural school, and served in the first World War.
John was taken into the banking business in Farnam in 1918, which was founded by his father-in-law, after whose death he became president of the bank, assisting, serving and counseling many farmers and business associates for over 40 years.
His health began to fail and medical care was required on an old war injury, which resulted in a leg amputation. Each bout with complications of his illness found him bouncing back with a strong will to be an active part of his community, which he was so much a part of.
John served in many civic capacities for the betterment of Farnam and its farming community.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Margarette, one son, John Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Art Soundy, of Cozad, and Mrs. Alan Thompson of Cathlamet, Wash.; one brother, Fred Rowland, of Long Beach, Calif.; several grandchildren and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the Farnam Episcopal Church.
Interment will be in the Farnam Cemetery.
McVay Olesen funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Farnam Press, 2 June 1960.
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