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HARRENSTEIN, Margaret 1893-1986


Posted By: Doug Harrenstein (email)
Date: 1/20/2012 at 21:07:28

Services Held For Margaret Harrenstein

Mrs. Margaret Harrenstein of Wellsburg passed away at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, at the LongTerm Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church, rural Holland, on Friday, January 31, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Arthur Ames officiated.

The Kruger Sisters sang "Peace In The Valley" and "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder." They were accompanied by Mrs. Tom Simms, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

The casket bearers were Douglas Harrenstein, Curtis Harrenstein, Verne Eberline, Kirk Starr, Scott Starr and Richard Rothert.

The ushers were John Seehusen and Herman Akkerman. Mrs. Kenneth Adams and Mrs. Terry Town were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Colfax Center Cemetery, rural Holland.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mrs. Harrenstein was born on May 13, 1893, near Ackley, the daughter of John and Grace Muller Meints. She attained the age of 92 years, eight months and 15 days.

She grew up in Colfax township and attended rural school. On March 20, 1912, at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church, she was united in marriage to Bert Harrenstein.

After their marriage, they lived and farmed on the same farm for 48 years in Colfax township. On August 20, 1960, her husband passed away. Shortly after her farm sale, she moved and made her home in Wellsburg in 1960. She became a resident of the Long Term Care Unit on June 22, 1985.

She was a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Herman B. Harrenstein on March 27, 1973, three sisters and one brother.

She is survived by one son, John of Kamrar; one daughter, Mrs. Ordean Starr of Wellsburg; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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