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Lena Harnack 1883-1952


Posted By: Georgia Bruns
Date: 11/12/2006 at 15:36:22

Mrs. Lena Harnack Postville, IA Services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Schutte Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church for Mrs. Lena Warnholtz Harnack, 69, who died Friday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Martin Halverson, of Waukon. Burial was in the Postville Cemetery with the Rev. Frederick Ludwig officiating. The former Lena Warnholtz was born Oct. 28, 1883, in Fayette County, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Schultz) Warnholtz. She was married Oct. 16, 1906 to Fred Harnack, who died about 10 years ago. They farmed two miles southeast of Postville for a number of years and later on other farm in the area before moving to a farm near Waukon. Ten years ago they retired to Waukon, where Mr. Harnack died.

Surviving are three brothers , Henry Warnholtz of Waukon, Charles of Postville, and John of Floyd. five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Woods of Mason City, Mrs. Emma Crandel of Lewis Wisc., Mrs. Herman (Edith) Nuehring of Waterville, Mrs. Martin(Mamie) Halverson of Waukon, and Mrs. Floyd (Frieda) Madison of Casper Valley, Calif. She was preceded by her husband, her parents, two sisters and a brother.

Clipping of my grandmothers. Edith Nuehring
Funeral Home record below.

Name: Lena Warnholtz HARNACK
Born: 1833 Oct 28 Correction:: Born Oct. 28, 1883
Died or Buried: 1952 Nov 21
Buried: Postville Cemetery Area A
County/State: Allamakee, IA
Notes: Mrs.Fred; source: Death Record, Schutte Funeral Home record

Birth date is wrong above in death record. She did not live to be 119 years old.

Added by Mary Durr on 6/13/2011:

HARNACK, Lena (Warnholz) --- 1883-1952
Funeral Services For Mrs. Harnack On Monday

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Schutte Funeral Home to St. Paul's Church at 2:00 for Mrs. Lena W. Harnack, 69, who passed away at the home of her sister in Waukon on November 21.

Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig, pastor of St. Paul's officiated at the final rites. Interment was in Postville Cemetery.

Mrs. Lena Warnholz Harnack, daughter to John Warnholz and Elizabeth Schultz Warnholz, was born October 28, 1883 in Fayette county, and departed this life after a lingering period of declining health on November 21, 1952, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Martin Halverson at Waukon, age 69 years and 23 days.

Mrs. Harnack was received into active membership in the Lutheran Church in the St. Paul's congregation of Postville on March 27, 1904.

Mrs. Harnack was united in marriage with Fred Harnack of Postville, on October 16, 1906, at West Union. Mr. Harnack preceded her in death, about ten years ago.

Mrs. Harnack was a lifelong resident of Northeast Iowa. She was born in Fayette county. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Harnack established their home in Postville. After a year in town they settled on a farm two miles southeast of Postville, where they remained several years. The next several years were spent on a farm two and one-half miles northeast of Postville and the succeeding several years on a farm south of Luana. The family home was then established on a farm about five miles southeast of Waukon, where they remained for ten years. Ten years ago Mr. and Mrs. Harnack retired and moved to Waukon, which continued to be her home until death came to her.

Left to mourn her passing are: three brothers, Henry Warnholz, of Waukon, Charles Warnholz, of Postville, and John Warnholz, of Floyd, Iowa; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Woods, of Mason City, Mrs. Emma Crandel, of Lewis, Wisconsin, Edith (Mrs. Herman) Nuehring, of Waterville, Mamie (Mrs. Martin) Halverson, of Waukon, Frieda (Mrs. Floyd) Madison, of Casper Valley, California; as well as other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Harnack was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, one in infancy, and Mrs. John Schlee, and one brother, William Warnholz.

Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, from Dorothy Schave's obituary collection.


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