HERONIMUS, Margaret 1892-1938
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/30/2012 at 09:49:19
End Comes Quickly Saturday For Mrs. Sam Heronimus
This community was surprised and deeply shocked when they learned of the death of Mrs. Sam Heronimus at the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown at about noon on Saturday.
Mrs. Heronimus had been in failing health most of the past year but looked after her household duties until a week before her death when she was taken to the hospital for examination and treatment. She submitted to an operation on Friday. The surgeon performing the operation found cancer of the intestines in an advanced stage and he regarded it useless to remove any of the infected parts. While there was no hope that life could be prolonged for long, it was not expected that the end would come so quickly.
The body was brought to the home five miles north of Holland Saturday evening where it was prepared for burial. Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock and later at the Colfax church. Because the interior of the church was in charge of painters, the services were held outside. Services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. George Swalve. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Was Born in Colfax Township
Mrs. Heronimus was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Siefken of Holland. Her maiden name was Margaret Siefken. She was born on April 1, 1892, and was 46 years old on her last birthday. She was born on a Colfax township farm and later moved to the town of Holland with her folks. She was married 28 years ago to Sam Heronimus. The couple began housekeeping on a Colfax township farm. They resided in this township during all of their married life.
Surviving are the husband and five children, the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Siefken, three sisters and four brothers. The children are Samuel, who is married and who lives at Waterloo, Maynard, Esther, Rose and Wilbur who are at home. Wilbur, the youngest, is 10 years old. There is one grandchild. The brothers are August from Bristow, Adam from Des Moines, and John and Henry who are at home. The sisters are Mrs. Annie Heronimus, Holland, Mrs. Kelly Mayfield, Allison, and Mrs. Bert Allgood, Sheffield.
--newspaper clipping, source unknown
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