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MACH, Helen 1883-1925


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/11/2012 at 12:20:15

Mrs. Geo. F. Mach Died Wednesday

The people of this community will be sad to hear of the death of Mrs. Geo. F. Mach, formerly Helen Doyen, who died Wednesday morning at Chicago, Illinois, after having undergone three operations at a hospital there.

The news came to the Doyen family here as a great shock, though they knew Mrs. Mach was very ill. Her sister, Miss Bertha Doyen, left last Saturday to be with them, arriving in Chicago Sunday morning.

Mrs. Mach was about forty-one or forty-two years of age, and leaves a husband and young daughter, Georgette, aged about nine years, to mourn her untimely passing.

The body will arrive from Chicago Friday morning on the westbound train. The funeral will be held on Saturday at the house at 1 o'clock and at the Wellsburg Reformed Church at 2 o'clock.

The bereaved husband and the family will have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their loss.

The following is taken from the Chicago Tribune:
Mach-Helen Mach, nee Doyen, September 16, beloved wife of Dr. George F. Mach, fond mother of Georgette Frances, sister of Mrs. Amanda Reed of West Bend, Ia., and Mrs. Dena Peters of Worthington, Minn., Mrs. Florence Meyer of Holland, Ia., and Miss Bertha Doyen of Wellsburg, Ia., Mrs. Louise Hummel of Waterloo, Ia., Heiko and John Doyen of Wellsburg, Ia., and George of Marshalltown, Ia. Funeral September 17 at 2:30 p.m. from last residence, 4353 W. Jackson Blvd. Burial at Wellsburg Ia.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 16 September 1925


Funeral Services For Mrs. Mach Were Held Saturday

The body of Mrs. George F. Mach, formerly Helen Doyen, arrived in Wellsburg last Friday morning, and was met at the depot by a deputation of friends of the Doyen family who, under the direction of John Flessner, assisted in removing it to the family home.

Mrs. Mach was born and raised here, and her sudden passing was a great shock to those who had seen her only a few weeks before in apparently the best of health. The sympathy of all goes out to the stricken family in the loss of the beloved wife, the tender and devoted mother, and the kind and loving sister.

The funeral was very largely attended, and the stores of Wellsburg were closed during the funeral as a token of regard for the memory of the departed. The floral offerings were many and embowered the casket in their beauty.

Reverend William Landsiedel had charge of the ceremonies, both at the house and at the church, officiating in English and in German, Reverend J. E. Drake assisting in offering prayer.

The text of the sermon was chosen from Psalm 31, verses 14-15: "Thou art my God; my times are in Thy Hand."

The pall bearers were Ben Neessen, J. L. Lutterman, D. J. Riekena, Ben H. Lindaman, Ben Peters, and Miner Haack.

Helen Gerhardine Doyen, wife of Dr. George Francis Mach, was born March 27, 1883, at Wellsburg, Iowa, where she spent her childhood days. After she had obtained the proper education, she was active as a teacher and served in this capacity in the Wellsburg school. Later she went to Chicago, where she was active in various prominent positions as an accountant and private secretary until she entered holy wedlock and became married to Dr. George Francis Mach, September 30, 1914. During the course of their wedded life they have lived in Philadelphia for three and a half years and for the same period in New York city, and after that time for four years they had their permanent home in Chicago where, including the previous periods that she has spent there, she has lived all of twenty years.

Last Thursday, September 10, she suddenly took sick. The nature of her illness called for an immediate operation. Until Tuesday there was still a chance for her to recover, though the deceased according to her own conviction had no hopes of ever becoming well.

Hoping against hope, it was planned different in the all-wise counsel of the Almighty, Who summoned her soul to the great beyond on Wednesday morning, September 16, at 25 minutes after 4 o'clock. She reached the age of 42 years, 5 months, and 20 days.

During the short period of personal acquaintance with her she has proved herself to be what she confessed. She enjoyed a continued church affiliation in her own locality, being a Bible student as well as a faithful solicitor for the truth of God, for the welfare of her family and her fellow-men, trying at the same time to meet her obligations as a Christian mother and a faithful companion to her dear and kind husband.

"Blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord from henceforth yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."

She leaves to mourn her death beside her sorrow-stricken husband her little daughter Georgette Frances, her five sisters and three brothers--Mrs. Amanda Reed, West Bend; Mrs. Dena Peters, Worthington, Minn.; Mrs. Florence Meyer, Holland; Miss Bertha Doyen, Wellsburg; Mrs. Louise Hummel, Waterloo; Heiko Doyen, Wellsburg; George Doyen, Marshalltown; and John Doyen, Wellsburg.

The sons and daughters and their wives and husbands were all present at the funeral, and from abroad besides others were Heye Miller of Little Rock, Iowa, Mrs. C. Wuertzinger and son Frank of Minneapolis, Albert Albers Jr. and George Albers, of Iowa Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Johns and Mrs. Orrin Shugar and daughter of Iowa Falls, and Mrs. Rosalie Novack of Chicago, a sister of Mrs. Mach.

Card of Thanks.
To Our Friends: For your helpful kindness, your loving sympathy, your beautiful floral tokens, we lack the words to express our deep appreciation. In this, our hour of sorrow, mourning our loved one, we can only say, "For all this, we thank you, one and all." Most sincerely, George F. Mach, H. H. Doyen, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. George Doyen, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hummel, Mr. and Mrs. John Doyen, Miss Bertha Doyen

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 23 September 1925


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