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HARMS, Cornelia 1908-1942


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/30/2012 at 21:24:58

Mrs. George W. Harms Buried Tuesday

Mrs. George W. Harms, of Steamboat Rock, a former resident of Grundy county living southwest of Wellsburg, died last Saturday after an illness of long duration, which she endured with Christian fortitude and humble resignation to the will of God.

She is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harm Kruse of Steamboat Rock and three brothers, Albert Kruse of Ackley, John of Wellsburg and Martin of Steamboat Rock. Her age was 33 years, 11 months and 26 days.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Steamboat Rock with Rev. A. C. Kruse and Rev. William Landsiedel officiating.

Music was rendered by a ladies quartette composed of Miss Lois Jaspers, Miss Meredith Bakker, Mrs. George Potgeter and Mrs. Russell Holmes. The organist was Mrs. Emil Holzhauser.

Pall bearers were Harry Williams, Harold Luiken, Russell Holmes, Robert Schatowus, Robert Ruppelt, and Edward Behrends.

Burial was made in the Shiloh cemetery at Wellsburg.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 6 May 1942, pg 1


Mrs. Geo. Harms Dies Saturday; 34 Years Old

Mrs. George W. Harms died at her home in Steamboat Rock at 1:40 Saturday morning. Heart failure was the cause. Had she lived until May 6th, she would have been 34 years old.

Mrs. Harms was sick for two weeks from pneumonia. She had apparently recovered from that attack but it affected a heart ailment which resulted in her death.

Funeral services were held at the home early Tuesday afternoon and later in the Presbyterian church at Steamboat Rock. The services were in charge of her local pastor, Rev. A. C. Kruse. Rev. Wm. Landsiedel from Wellsburg assisted at the service. Burial was in the Shiloh cemetery at Wellsburg.

Mrs. Harms' maiden name was Cornelia Kruse. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harm Kruse. She was born in German township and grew up there on the home farm. In late years she and her husband have lived in Steamboat Rock where he is engaged in the hatchery business. The couple had no children.

Surviving are the husband, her father and mother who reside at Steamboat Rock. She was the only daughter in the family. Her three brothers survive. They are John Kruse of Pleasant Valley township, Albert who is living on the home farm in German township and Martin who resides with his parents at Steamboat Rock.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 May 1942, pg 9


Mrs. Geo. W. Harms Laid To Rest, May 5

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church in Steamboat Rock Tuesday, May 5, for Mrs. George W. Harms, nee, Cornelia Kruse, who passed away May 2, at the age of 33 years, 11 months and 26 days. Services were in charge of Rev. A. C. Kruse of Steamboat Rock and Rev. Wm. Landsiedel of Wellsburg. Interment was in Shiloh cemetery in Wellsburg. Relatives who attend the funeral were:

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Harm Kettwich, Mr. and Mrs. John Rippentrop, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Beenken and son Eugene, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Meyer and son Wesley of Titonka, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Meyer, Buffalo Center.

Mrs. Dora Kruse, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Kruse and family, Martin Molendrop, Mr. and Mrs. John Kruse and son Larry, Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Harms and family, W. G. Harms, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harms, Mrs. Gertie Geersema, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jaspers, Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Bunger, Wellsburg.

Mrs. Fred Schwans and daughter Ella, Bridgewater, S. D.; Mrs. Tenno Conraads, Mrs. Orlyn Rhenke and daughter, Twin Brooks, S. D.

Tom Kruse and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Kruse, Mr. and Mrs. Corneil Kruse, Parkersburg; Mrs. Ella Miller and daughter Miriam, Harm Kruse, Corneil Kruse, Mr. and Mrs. James Ruter, Mr. and Mrs. Claus Groninga, Mr. and Mrs. George Groninga, Harm Hayenga, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kruse and son, Mr. and Mrs. Fred DeVries, Ackley.

Mrs. Lillian Molendorp, Holland; Mrs. Henry Kliest, Newell, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schafer, Mrs. Ted Walters, Mrs. Ralph Everts of Mountain Lake, Minnesota.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the many friends who assisted in any way during our recent bereavement; especially do we thank the ministers for their words of comfort, the quartette for their beautiful songs, the lovely flowers and those in charge of them. We are grateful also to those who furnished cars, the ladies aid and the officers of the First Baptist church for the use of the church.

George W. Harms
The Kruse Families

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 13 May 1942, pg 2


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