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ABELS, Harm 1866-1924


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Date: 2/19/2007 at 17:11:46

Death of Harm Abels

Relatives here received word last week that Harm Abels had passed away at his home in Sibley, Iowa, last Friday, aged 58 years.

Mr. Abels had been in failing health for more than a year past, and his death was not unexpected to the relatives hereabouts.

Mr. Abels was a son of J. F. Abels, of this city, and he lived here for a number of years until about five years ago, when he moved to Sibley. The immediate cause of his death was cancer.

His brothers, Lucas and Barney Abels, went to Sibley last week Wednesday and were with him when he passed away. Also his sister, Mrs. John Cramer and niece, Miss Anna Kramer, were at Sibley for a few days previous to his death. Joe Kramer, a brother-in-law, left Monday to attend the funeral, which, it was announced, would be held on Tuesday of this week.

Mr. Abels leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter besides a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his passing.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 February 1924, pg 7


Obituary of Harm Abels

Harm Abels, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Abels, was born October 20, 1866, at Freeport, Ill. When five years of age he came with his parents to Grundy county, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. He was married to Miss Folke J. Cramer, March 19, 1889. From this union four children were born.

After living on several farms as tenants he purchased the farm known as the Sharp place southwest of Grundy Center, where he lived eight years. Disposing of this place, he bought the Putney farm on the Tama county line. Failing in health, he came to the town of Grundy Center where he lived about two years. Since two of his children had established homes at Sibley, Iowa he and his wife and two children moved to a farm one mile southeast of Sibley in 1919.

Mr. Abels was a great sufferer for years, and although all was done that loving care and medical aid could do, yet death overtook him Friday evening February 1. He died with the assurance: "I know that my Redeemer liveth."

Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church, Rev. J. R. Schaefer officiating. Mr. Abels had chosen his funeral text from Ps. 73:24. Friends presented beautiful floral offerings.

Interment took place in the Sibley cemetery on Tuesday February 5th. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Mrs. Folke J. Abels, three sons, John, Fred, and Luke, of Sibley, and one daughter, Mrs. Harm Klassen, of George, Iowa, his aged father, John F. Abels of this city; four brothers, Barney, Luke and John of this county, George of George, Iowa, one sister, Mrs. John Cramer, of this place. His aged mother and sister Mrs. Joe Kramer, passed to the great beyond in 1922. But though the light has left us here.

Like the setting of the sun,
We'll trust thee ever, Father dear,
And say, "Thy will be done."

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 February 1924, pg 1


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