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Hazel (Gruber) Pfaltzgraff


Posted By: Diana Henry Diedrich (email)
Date: 2/18/2007 at 09:25:47

Passing of Former Lansingites
Mrs. F. P. Pfaltzgraff

The remains of the above well known young woman arrived from Des Moines yesterday morning and were taken to the home of her grandfather, Mr. Mat Gruber, near the Park, funeral services from the Evangelical church at 1:30 o’clock, p.m., conducted by Rev. Faust, of Cedar Falls, who was assisted by Presiding Elder Bock, also of Cedar Falls, and Revs. Buente and Phillip Nolte, of Cresco, and Waverly, respectively, Rev. J. R. Nolte, the local pastor, assisting the choir.
Hazel Gruber Pfaltzgraff, daughter of Julius and Bertha Gruber, former residents of this county, now of Minneapolis, was born on the old homestead in Lafayette township July 13, 1895. She early in life, at the age of eleven, joined the church of her parents, the Evangelical Association and on June 10, 1914, married Rev. F. P. Pfaltzgraff, a former pastor here but who had removed to Noble Center, where they began housekeeping. She was a devoted companion, presided in the parsonage with grace and dignity and moved among the people with tact and true concern for both their temporal and spiritual welfare. She was a talented musician and a tireless worker in the Woman’s Missionary Society, often assuming leadership in its affairs. Hers was a beautiful character and she led a truly beautiful life of service and self sacrifice.
Rev. and Mrs. Pfaltzgraff were privileged to serve the following pastorates: Noble Center, 5 years; Laurel, 4 years, Loring, 1 year. Not only the members of their congregations but many friends beside bear testimony of her influence for good.
A breakdown in health took place some months ago, as a result of a great nervous shock, and on March 16th she was taken to the Iowa Lutheran hospital at Des Moines for treatment. Through the long days and nights of suffering which followed she bore up patiently and without a murmur of complaint, until on Friday morning, April 4th she peacefully passed away, aged 28 years, 8 months and 21 days.
She is survived by her husband an two little daughters, Marjorie and Hazel, father, mother, and two brothers, Leslie, of Lafayette township, and Herbert, of Minneapolis, who have the heartfelt sympathy of all who know them as well as the comforting thought that she was ready and anxious to meet her Maker.

Allamakee County Newspaper, April 9, 1924


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