DETERS, Grietje 1873-1957
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/4/2010 at 16:30:29
Mrs H. Deters Dies Thursday After Long Illness
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Peter H. Nederhoff home, and later in the First Christian Reformed Church west of Wellsburg, for Mrs. Hemmo Deters, 84, who died Thursday morning following a lingering illness.
Rev. Bernard Visscher presided at the funeral service. Burial was in the cemetery east of the church.
Music was provided by a men's quartet made up of Alfred Eiten, Willis Bakker, Harvey Eiten and Herman Eckhoff. Mrs. Anna Cooper was the organist.
Casket bearers were Rodney, Ronald and Wallace Deters, Arnold Nederhoff, George Paxton and Harold Knutson.
Grietje Van Deest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Van Deest, was born near Freeport, Ill. on February 17, 1873. At the age of 10 years she came with her parents to live near Holland, in Colfax township.
On May 3, 1893 she was united in marriage to Hemmo Deters, and the couple set up housekeeping on a farm in German township. Mr. Deters passed away on September 6, 1936.
Only recently, because of her age and illness, she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Peter H. Nederhoff, where she died last Thursday at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 28 days.
Survivors include six children: Adolph, Bertha, Hemmo, Mrs. Peter H. Nederhoff, William, and Mrs. Jake A. Geerdes, all of Wellsburg; also 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and two brothers also survive. They are Mrs. Effie Meyer, Mrs. E. E. Knock and Ben Van Deest of Grundy Center and John Van Deest of Albert Lea, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and four infant children.
-- Grundy Register, 15 August 1957
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