KONKEN, Fentje 1863-1957
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/11/2011 at 14:13:22
Mrs. Harm Konken died Friday afternoon at the Grundy county hospital, where she had been a patient for three weeks. She had been in failing health the past two years due to advanced age. She was 94 years old.
Services Tuesday were at the Engelkes Funeral Home and later at the Reformed church at Stout with Rev. A. Roskamp officiating at the service. Burial was in the cemetery at Stout.
Mrs. Konken was born in Eastfriesland, Germany, Feb. 7, 1863. At the age of 20 she came to America and to Grundy county and made her home here continually.
On Sept. 10, 1883, she and Harm Konken were married. All their married life was spent on a farm in northeast Grundy. Mr. Konken died in 1941. In late years Mrs. Konken made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Hillert Bergman, south of Dike.
Mr. and Mrs. Konken had ten children. Eight of them are living. They are: Henry, Stout; John, Waverly; Sam, Fern; Mrs. Cena Akkerman, Parkersburg; Mrs. Henry Wiltfang, Parkersburg; Mrs. Grace Helmers, Allison; Mrs. Fannie Hempen, Grundy Center; Mrs. Hillert Bergman, Dike. There are 21 surviving grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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