Newspaper articles stated that Margaret’s sons, LeRoy and David, accompanied her on the journey back to Wellman, Iowa. They left California by train on Saturday, February 17th and arrived in Wellman three days later.
Isaac chose the following songs for his service. His favorite, The Wonderful Country, was sung by Mrs. H. B. Knight. A quartet, composed of Mrs. Nichols, Mrs. Knight, and Messrs. Huntsberger and Love, sang Will the Circle Be Unbroken and In the Sweet By and Bye.
Isaac asked his sons-in-law, Reverend Schwimley and Reverend DeYoe, to deliver the eulogies. They traced his life from birth to the end. Isaac was warmly remembered by them for his home life, his service to his community and church, as well as in defense of his country during the Civil War years.
The funeral service took place in their Wellman home, also at Isaac’s request. Many floral arrangements and a silk flag were placed on his coffin. The funeral procession made its way to the Taylor cemetery where Isaac was laid to rest.