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HARNACK, Mary C. (Schroeder) --- 1890-1958


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Date: 6/4/2011 at 20:59:19

Harnack Rites To Be Thursday

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:15 p.m. at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church in Postville for Mrs. Louie Harnack of Castalia, who passed away Sunday.

The Rev. Charles E. Witt, pastor of St. Paul's will be in charge. Burial will be in Postville cemetery.

Mrs. Louie Harnack, nee Mary C. Schroeder, was born in Lavern Westphalia, Germany on August 20, 1890, the daughter of Ludwig Schroeder and his wife, Wilhelmina Klocke. She was baptized on September 10, 1890 in Germany, and came to this country at the age of two with her parents.

She was confirmed in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Postville on March 27, 1904, in which Church she remained active all of her life.

She was married to Louie Harnack on February 10, 1915, and they farmed in the Postville and Castalia area all their lives. To this union were born four sons: Orville of Postville, Harlan, Merlin and Milo of Castalia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Henry Schroeder of Postville, Carl Schroeder of Postville, William F. Schroeder of Williamsburg, and Louis L. Schroeder of Williamsburg; two sisters, Minnie, Mrs. Reuben Brainard, of Postville, and Sophia Schroeder, who passed away in infancy; four step-brothers, Christian Schroeder of Marshfield, Wisconsin, William Schroeder of Postville, Louis H. Schroeder of Postville, and Fred Schroeder of Wellman; and two step-sisters, Mrs. Louise Fischer of Postville and Mrs. Charlotte Meyer of Postville.

She is survived by her husband; her four sons; three grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

She passed away on August 11, 1958 at the Postville Hospital after a very brief illness, at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 21 days.

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


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