NEESSEN, Carol 1926-1939
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/28/2012 at 17:55:58
Carol E. Neessen Is Called By Death
Funeral Services Were Held On Last Saturday Afternoon With A Number Attending
Was Twelve Years Old
Girls Basketball Team Acted As The Casket Bearer For Their Most Ardent Supporter
A great crowd attended the funeral of little Carol Elaine Neessen at the Second Christian Church Saturday afternoon February 11th in a final tribute to a small girl whose sunny disposition and ways had endeared her to the community in a degree that one may scarcely realize but which was demonstrated by the number who attended the last rites in her memory. Funeral services were in charge of Rev. L. F. Voskuil and the casket bearers were the members of the high school girls basketball team of which Carol was one of the staunchest supporters and of which her sister Helen is a member, the Misses Bernice Koolman, Alice Lutterman, Wyone Maas, Kathryn Luwe, Clara Meyer and Viola Meyer.
Mrs. M. M. Boeke sang "Beautiful Beckoning Hand" with Mrs. Clarence Beecroft as accompanist; and Mrs. Ben Peters and Mrs. Ben Neessen sang "Christian's Good Night" with Mrs. John Doyen at the piano.
Carol Elaine Neessen was born on August 20, 1926, and passed away at the Deaconess Hospital in Marshalltown, on Wednesday evening, February 8, 1839 [sic], at the age of 12 years, 5 months and 19 days, the victim of peritonitis. She had been taken to the hospital on Monday to undergo an emergency operation for appendicitis but it was found that the appendix was ruptured and that the poison had spread through her system and although all was done that medical science could do her life was snuffed out on Wednesday evening.
Carol had in her few short years on earth made a place for herself in the community seldom accorded to one so young and her loss will be keenly felt by all who knew her for her cheery manner was like a ray of sunshine on a dark day.
Her going is mourned by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Heiko G. Neessen, three sisters, Laverne, Helen and Myrna and two brothers, Lawrence and Donald, her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George G. H. Neessen, her other relatives all of the community.
Those from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Bailey, Carl Johnson, Keith Lichty, Marvin Grady of Waterloo; Mrs. Andrew Meyer, of Marshalltown; Mrs. and Mrs. Royal Johnson and daughter of Reinbeck; Henry Dudden, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Dudden, Mrs. Claus Dudden, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Neessen, August Anderson and daughter Blanche, Mr. and Mrs. Claus Claassen, Leroy and Lucille Claassen, of Grundy Center; John Neessen and Mrs. Anno Peters, Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peters and Mr. and Mrs. John Groeneveld, of Grundy Center.
--Wellsburg Herald and The Grundy County Spokesman (Wellsburg, Iowa), 15 February 1939
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