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HOOK, Maggie 1879-1951


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/18/2010 at 20:10:12

Mrs. Ben H. Hook Dies Suddenly

Relatives and the many friends of Mrs. Ben H. Hook were shocked to learn late Wednesday night of her sudden death at her home. Neighbors saw her sweeping off the walk in front of her house Wednesday forenoon. No one saw her again during the day. When her son Herman returned to his home after six o'clock in the evening his wife told him that she had not seen a light in his mother's house which is nearby, and she thought he had better go over. Shortly after Herman went to his mother's house. He found her lying on the floor in the kitchen. That was about 7:30 in the evening. The doctor who was called in believed that Mrs. Hook died about noon and that death was instantaneous from a heart attack. Mrs. Hook had been afflicted with a weak heart for some time, but she did not regard it as serious.

Funeral Services Saturday
Funeral services were held early Saturday afternoon at the home and later at the Second Christian Reformed church. Mrs. Hook was a charter member and a regular attendant at this church. The services were conducted by Rev. John Olthoff. All seating space in the church was occupied during the service. Burial was in the Shiloh cemetery by the side of the husband, who died six years ago.

Resided All Her Life in Grundy County
Mrs. Hook resided in Grundy county all her life. She was born Nov. 1, 1879. Her maiden name was Maggie Lutterman. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jurgen Lutterman. She was born on the Lutterman farm near Wellsburg and she grew up there. She came from a family of eleven children. Six brothers preceded her in death, as did an infant sister.

On May 30, 1900, Maggie Lutterman and Ben H. Hook were married. They began housekeeping on a farm about five miles southeast of Wellsburg and remained there until they moved into their new home in Wellsburg in 1937. Their son Benjamin and family are operating the home farm.

Eight Children Survive
Mrs. Hook is survived by eight children. The children are Rena, Mrs. Sander DeNeui; Grace, Mrs. Will Ross; Herman; Alene, Mrs. Roy Huddleston, Decatur, Ill.; Gerald, Aplington; Lester; Gertrude, Mrs Frank Ornduff, Terre Haute, Ind.; and Benjamin.

Other surviving relatives are 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. There are two surviving sisters. The brothers are Henry Lutterman, Wellsburg, and Dr. Eldridge Lutterman, Antioch, Ill. The sisters are Mrs. John Welch, of Pharr, Texas, and Mrs. Tillie Schwager, Blue Earth, Minn. All of the relatives were able to be here for the last rites except Mrs. Welch, who was unable to come because of her husband's illness.

Casketbearers at the service were LeRoy Lutterman, Lawrence Lutterman, Harm G. Hook, Jerry J. Lutterman, Harm R. Hook, and Fritz Hook.

Flower attendants were Mrs. Kenneth Lindaman and Mrs. Ordie W. Meyer. Vocal solo was by Mrs. Clarence Beecroft. Mrs. Ray Toomsen was accompanist.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 January 1951, pg 11


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