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OLTHOFF, Maria 1869-1957


Posted By: Burdette (email)
Date: 8/29/2010 at 23:42:14

Funeral on Tuesday For Mrs. Olthoff At Shiloh Church

Funeral services for Mrs. Heinrich Olthoff, 87, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home and later at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Rev. E. A. Slottag officiating.

Mrs. Olthoff had been in failing health for the past several years due to her advanced age. Friday she suffered a heart attack at her home, and was taken to the Grundy County Memorial hospital where she died at 4 o'clock the following morning.

She had reached the age of 87 years, 8 months and 13 days at the time of her death.

Pall bearers at the funeral were John Ascher, Henry Ascher, Jr., Harry Ascher, Peter Ascher, August Ascher and Jake Ascher. Music was by the church choir, with Joyce Huisman organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. M. M. Boeke and Mrs. Douglas Geerdes.

Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church northeast of Wellsburg, in Shiloh township.


Mrs. Heinrich Olthoff, nee Maria Ascher, was born December 11, 1869 at Loran, Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Ascher. She came to Iowa with her parents in 1881 when she was 12 years old.

She married Heinrich Olthoff on March 19, 1887 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The couple farmed northeast of Wellsburg for 37 years, then moved to their present home in Wellsburg in 1924. Mr. Olthoff died on April 18, 1944.

Mrs. Olthoff was confirmed at St. Paul's Church when 15 years of age. She also was a member of the Women's Missionary Society.

Survivors include five daughters and one son: Mrs. Sarah Maas, Mrs. Bertha Kaiser, Anna, Mrs. Anton Venenga and Heine Olthoff, all of Wellsburg; Christine, Mrs. Henry Buskohl of Leaf River, Ill.; and Lydia, Mrs. Harry Knock of Parkersburg.

Mrs. Olthoff was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother, her husband and one infant son.

Card of Thanks

We desire to thank all those who expressed their sympathy during the death of our beloved one. We are grateful to Rev. Slottag for his words of comfort, for the music, memorial gifts, flowers and attendants, those who drove cars, for food brought in and to the ladies who served. All those kindnesses were deeply appreciated. Mrs. Heinrich Olthoff family, Brother and Sisters, and Grandchildren.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa) 29 August 1957


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