LOGER, John 1856-1942
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/9/2010 at 16:22:51
John Loger, 85, died at his home two and one-half miles south of Wellsburg from complications of age. He was born in Germany and came to Grundy County, Iowa as a young man. He was married to Johanna Murra 43 years ago.
He is survived by three sons; Wert, John, and Matthew, all at home.
His wife preceded him in death two and one-half years ago.
The funeral was 1 p.m. Monday at First Christian Reformed church with burial in the church cemetery.
--Waterloo Sunday Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 15 February 1942
John Loger Died Thursday Funeral Monday
Wellsburg Farmer Dies Of Pneumonia Last Thursday
John Loger, who died Thursday, February 12, at his home south of Wellsburg from pneumonia, was buried Monday in the cemetery of the First Christian Reformed church west of Wellsburg. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. L. F. Voskuil, pastor of the church.
Pallbeareres were Adolph Deters, Jurgen Lutterman, Henry J. Lutterman, Trieno J. Riekena, Obbo Haupt and A. C. Bunger.
Mr. Loger, who had reached the advanced age of 85 years, was an old resident of Grundy county, coming here from Germany when a young man. He has lived almost all his life in this part of Iowa. He married Johanna Murra 42 years ago. She died in 1939.
He is survived by three sons, all at home. They are Wiert, John and Matthew.
Mr. Loger was a man of quiet, unassuming disposition and had the respect of his neighbors, and all who knew him as a man of worth and probity.
Friends and relatives from out of town attending the funeral included Mrs. Ben Dreesen and Grace and Ben, Little Rock, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Able Dreesen, Little Rock, Iowa; Will Berends , Lennox, S. D. ; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berends, Dike, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hartman, Slayton, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. George Hilfers and Tom Loger, Reading, Minn.; Claus Loger, Little Rock, Iowa; Tom D. Loger, Rock Rapids, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. John Loger, Hadley, Minn.; Mrs. Nancy Loger of Little Rock, Iowa.
“Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death.” Thus the departed father might have thought as he sat in contemplation of things to come. John Loger reached the ripe old age of 85 years, 6 months and 13 days, having been born on July 29, 1856 in Ticklewarf, Ostfriesland, Germany.
At the age of 26 years he immigrated to America with his brother and settled in Grundy county where he made his home for the rest of his life.
The departed experienced the trials as well as the joys of life. He was called upon to suffer the loss of his young wife, Maggie Murra, in 1875 and later the loss of their son, Matthew, ten years old. He was married to Johanna Murra in 1898 who preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 1939. Mr. Loger was the last of a family of two sisters and two brothers.
The departed brother was a member of the First Christian Reformed church for over 50 years and was privileged to serve as an elder for 15 years. During his declining years of weaknesses he often recalled, with thankfulness that he with his family had made diligent use of the church with its services.
The aged brother had been ailing a long time and death came on Thursday, Feb. 12, 1942 as a result of a few days illness of pneumonia. He died on his farm two miles south of Wellsburg where his sons and been faithfully caring for him since their mother’s death. Though his body was old and worn his spirit was firm and quiet in the Christian faith.
His three sons, John, Will and Matthew are left behind to mourn his departure as well as two sisters-in-law and other relatives and many friends.
“So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
Card Of Thanks
We desire through The Herald to return our appreciation to the friends and neighbors who assisted us in the sickness, death and burial of our beloved father. We return to one and all our grateful thanks.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 18 February 1942
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