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ADOLPHS, Martha 1871-1966


Posted By: Richard Daake (email)
Date: 10/26/2013 at 12:51:12


Last Rites Held for Mrs. Adolphs

Funeral Services for Martha L. Adolphs were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Hauser Funeral Home at Charles City, with the Rev. Freiheit of Rudd, officiating minister. Mrs. Loren Works was organist and Mrs. Janet Marth Fluent sang "Meet Me There." Casket bearers were her grandsons Melvin Marth, Lloyd Marth, Lester Marth, Ben Kruse, Raymond Koehler and Wilbert Brandau.

Mrs. Adolphs died at the Chautauqua Guest Home February 3, 1966, after an extended period of declining health. She passed away at the age of 94 years, 5 months and 9 days.

Martha L. Daake, daughter of August and Amelia Daake, was born August 25, 1871, in Floyd County, Iowa. In early infancy she was baptized, and at the age of fourteen she was confirmed and became a full member of the Flood Creek Methodist Church. She received her education in the rural school of Ulster Township.

Martha Daake and Henry Adolphs were united in marriage on September 23, 1893 in the Flood Creek Church. The first few years of their married life they lived in a log cabin on a farm near Flood Creek, about five and one-half miles east of Rockford. To this union were born three sons and one daughter.

For 27 years she made her home with her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Willert. The last five months she has been at the Chautauqua Guest Home at Charles City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three sons, her parents, two sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Dorothy) Willert of Rockford, and through adoption Mrs. Henry (Anna) Marth of Charles City. There are nine grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, besides nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Submissive to the will of her Heavenly Father and trusting in the merits of her Savior, she quietly and peacefully fell asleep, on Thursday at 11:30 p. m., February 3, 1966.

This hymn was chosen by Grandma Adolphs some years ago for the day that she would go to her eternal home:

At the sounding of the trumpet, when the saints are gather'd home, We will greet each other by the crystal sea.

With the friends and all the loved ones there awaiting us to come, What a gathering of the faithful that will be.

When the angel of the Lord proclaims that time shall be no more, We shall gather, and the saved and ransomed see;

Then to meet again together on the bright celestial shore. What a gathering of the faithful that will be.

Source: Charles City Press (?)

Services for Mrs. Adolphs Monday

Mrs. Martha Adolphs, 94, a life long resident of this area, died late last evening at the Chautauqua Guest Home where she had been a patient for the past five months. Death was attributed to advanced age. Mrs. Adolphs had made her home for many years with her daughter, Mrs. Walter Willert of Rockford. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Rudd. Her husband Henry Adolphs preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1952.

Martha Daake was born August 25, 1871, in Floyd County, the daughter of August and Amelia Pothast Daake. She was married to Henry E. Adolphs Sept. 28, 1893 at the Flood Creek Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Anna) Marth of Charles City and Mrs. Walter (Dorothy) Willert, Rockford. There are nine grandchildren, 22 great grand children, and one great great grandchild surviving. Her husband, two brothers and two sisters have preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Hauser Funeral Home. The Rev. F. L. Freiheit, pastor of the Rudd Wesleyan Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Flood Creek Cemetery, near Rockford.

Martha Adolphs Memorial

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