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Wessel, Clara A. (Hartwick) 1869-1946


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/29/2010 at 02:51:40

Burt, Iowa - Mrs. Clara Wessel, widow of the late Rev. George H. Wessel, died at her home here early Wednesday morning following a heart attack a few days before. She had been in poor health for several months.

Clara Adelia Hartwick was born Sept. 27, 1869, near McGregor. On Oct. 1, 1892, she married the Rev. George H. Wessel. To this union 2 children were born, Lurena, at home and Herschel, who died in 1896. She served with her husband in charges at Le Mars, Dubuque, Burt, Gladbrook, Klemme, and 6 years at Redfield, S.Dak., where Mr. Wessel was district superintendent, then at Reinbeck and the Morgan church near Dows.

In 1935 Mr. Wessel retired from the ministry and they moved to Burt, which has since been her home. Her husband died Dec. 21, 1944.

She is survived by her daughter and by her brother, Thies Hartwick of McGregor. Funeral services were to be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist church here, the Rev. F.E. Burgess, district superintendent was to officiate, assisted by the Rev. A.G. Heddle, local pastor. The body will be taken to Monona, where services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Schultz funeral home. Burial will be in the Giard cemetery.

~Mason City Globe-Gazette, February 8, 1946


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