DETERS, Hemmo 1869-1936
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/4/2010 at 15:38:46
Hemmo Deters, Former Supervisor is Cancer Victim
Died in Hospital in Marshalltown Sunday night - was in failing health the past year
Hemmo Deters, former county supervisor from the German-Pleasant Valley district, died in the hospital at Marshalltown Sunday night from cancer. He had been in failing health during the past year. Several weeks before his death he was taken to the hospital at Marshalltown for examination when it was discovered that he was afflicted with cancer. His condition after he reached the hospital grew rapidly worse and it was not possible to return him to his home.
Funeral services were held at the Deters home in German township at 12:30 Wednesday and later at the Bode church two miles west of Wellsburg. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Because of the absence of the regular pastor, Rev. Cornelius Bode and Rev. John DeKorne officiated at the funeral service.
The pallbearers were Haje Kruse, Fred Ludemann, John Beving, Louie VanLoh, Menno VanLoh, Kobus VanHeiden.
Spent Whole Life on Same Farm
Hemmo Deters was born April 12, 1869, in German township, Grundy county, Iowa, and died Sept. 6 1936, at Marshalltown, Iowa, at the age of 67 years, 4 months, 25 days.
His entire life was spent on the farm on which he was born, with the exception of about one year which was spent in Germany with his parents when he was seven years of age.
On May 3, 1893, he was married to Miss Grietje Van Deest of Colfax township by Rev. Jan Van der Las. Husband and wife were privileged to share life's joys and sorrows for 43 years and 4 months. Eleven children were born to them, four of whom died in infancy. One son, Thomas, died Feb 27, 1922, having reached the age of 18 years, 3 mos., and 25 days.
Served on County Board
Mr. Deters served as a member of the county board of supervisors from the German-Pleasant Valley district for two terms and for one year he was the board's chairman. He was widely known throughout the northwest part of the county and he was held in high regard by all of his neighbors.
Surviving are the wife, three sons and three daughters. The sons are Adolf, Hemmo, and William. The daughters are Mrs. Peter Nederhoff and Bertha and Martha Deters who are at home. There are two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Neessen and Alena Deters from Wellsburg.
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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