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Iowa Baseball Gravesites
Written by Steve Smith   
Sunday, 27 May 2012 15:24

The following photos are of baseball gravesites in Iowa.  This site began construction on May 27, 2012, so please bear with us as we develop and tweak the site.

Click on name in red for picture of gravesite.  Only those names hi-lited in red have pictures to date.  If you have a picture to submit, please send to Steve Smith at  Please include the name of the player, the date of the picture and your name.  A JPEG file is preferred for the picture.


      1. Red Anderson                                                                      
      2. Jimmy Archer                                                  
      3. Orie Arntzen                                                    
      4. Ralph Bell
        Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, IA (Photo Courtesy of Steve Smith)
      5. Bob Black                                                       
      6. Buster Brown                                                       
      7. Charlie Buelow                                                     
      8. Mike Chartak                                                       
      9. George Clark                                                      
      10. King Cole                                                            
      11. Jackie Collum                                                      
      12. Joe Decker                                                        
      13. Charlie Dexter                                                                                                                Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines IA (Photo Courtesy of Jim Simmelink)                                                    
      14. Jack Dittmer                                                                                                                        
      15. Pat Donahue                                                                                                                         St. Ambrose Cemetery, Des Moines IA (Photo Courtesy of Jim Simmelink)                                                      
      16. Red Downs                                                        
      17. Jesse Duryea                                                      
      18. Al Epperly                                                          
      19. Art Ewoldt                                                                                                                                Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines IA (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Lightly)                                      Military Marker, Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines IA (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Lightly)                                       
      20. Vern Fear                                                           
      21. Gene Ford                                                         
      22. Charlie Frisbee                                                  
      23. Jim Grant                                                          
      24. Ed Hahn  
        Pinehill Cemetery, Saylor Township, IA (Photo courtesy of Jeff Lightly)
      25. Jerry Harrington
        Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, IA (Photo courtesy of Steve Smith)
      26. Belden Hill                                                        
      27. Bill Hoffer                                                         
      28. Jesse Hoffmeister                                                                                                           Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines IA (Photo Courtesy of Jim Simmelink)                                              
      29. Wattie Holm                                                      
      30. Ducky Holmes                                                  
      31. Joe Hovlik                                                        
      32. Joe Jaeger                                                        
      33. Duane Josephson                                             
      34. Ed Keas
      35. Dick Kenworthy                                                                                                                     Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak IA (Photo Courtesy of Jim Simmelink) 
      36. Lynn King                                                                                                                                  Villisca Cemetery, Villisca IA (Photo Courtesy of Jim Simmelink)
      37. Cliff Knox
      38. Roxie Lawson 
        Dibble Cemetery, Stockport IA (Photo Courtesy of Rich Lowe)
      39. Dutch Levsen
      40. Vive Lindaman
      41. Tom Loftus 
      42. Jimmie Long
      43. Lefty Lorenzen
      44. Adrian Lynch                                                                                                                         Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines IA (Photo Courtesy of Jim Simmelink)
      45. Hal Manders                                                                                                                              Waukee Cemetery, Waukee IA (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Lightly)
      46. Vance McIlree
      47. Hal McKain
      48. Steve Melter
      49. Johnny Niggeling
      50. Ossie Orwoll
      51. Gil Paulsen                                                                                                                         Brighton Township Cemetery, Marne IA (Photo Courtesy of Jim Simmelink)  
      52. Roy Radebaugh
      53. Art Reinhart
      54. Tom Richardson
      55. Dick Rozek
      56. Tom Ryder
      57. Jack Saltzgaver
        Green Glade Cemetery, Farmington IA (Photo courtesy of Steve Smith)
      58. Cy Slapnicka
      59. Paul Speraw    
      60. George Stovall     
      61. George Steuland     
      62. John Terry      
      63. George Tomer
      64. Babe Towne
      65. William (Dad) Traffley                                                                                                     Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, IA (Photo courtesy of Jeff Lightly)
      66. Hal Trosky Sr.
      67. Hal Trosky Jr.
      68. Charlie Uhlir
      69. Al Van Camp
      70. Otto Vogel
        Memory Gardens, Iowa City IA (Photo courtesy of Steve Smith)
      71. Bill Wagner
      72. Tom Walsh
      73. Biggs Wehde
      74. Earl Whitehill
      75. Julius Willigrod
      76. Roy Wilson
      77. George Zackert
      78. Paul Zahniser
      79. Bill Zuber 


  1. Mase Graffen                                                                                                                                       Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk IA (Photo Courtesy of Steve Smith)



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