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WALTERS, Eilert 1879-1953


Posted By: Burdette (email)
Date: 8/29/2010 at 22:46:53

Eilert Walters Dies; Was In Coma 3 Months

Eilert Walters died Saturday afternoon at the Grundy Memorial Hospital after having been in an unconscious state for three months following injuries when his car left the highway and dropped into a ditch. The accident happened two miles north of Wellsburg late in the afternoon on February 18th, when he was returning from his farm to Wellsburg. He had been pinned in his car for some time before he was found. He was brought to the hospital at Grundy Center at once where he was kept for two weeks. He did not respond to treatment there, after which he was removed to the University Hospital at Iowa City. Observation and treatment there brought no relief and he was returned to the hospital at Grundy Center. He was in a constant coma up to the time that he died. Occasionally he was able to open his eyes, but beyond that he gave no sign of life. He was 73 years old.

Funeral Services Tuesday

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Engelkes Funeral Home in Grundy Center and later at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Shiloh township. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley Reformed church cemetery two miles west of Fern. Rev. E. A. Slottag, pastor of St. Paul's church, officiated at the services.

Mr. Walters was born in Germany, October 25, 1879. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harm Walters. He came to this country with his parents when he was six years old. The family located on a farm in Pleasant Valley township, Grundy county. He was married February 28, 1906, to Fanny Kaiser. The couple resided on farms in Colfax and Pleasant Valley townships. Mrs. Walters died August 7, 1929. Mr. Walters continued to reside on his farm in Pleasant Valley township until 1948 when he bought a house in Wellsburg and moved there. His son Eilert Jr. and family have been operating the farm.

Surviving are three sons: Herman and William, Parkersburg, and Eilert Jr., Wellsburg. There are six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Other surviving relatives are one brother, Harm, Buffalo Center; two sisters: Mrs. John Luchtenberg, Parkersburg, and Mrs. Dora Walters of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and one brother died in infancy.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 21 May 1953

[correction by Burdette: Mrs. Dora Walters should be Miss Dora Walters)


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