DIMKE, Joseph H. 1894-1963
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2012 at 23:19:10
Joseph Henry Dimke Dies Friday p.m. at Veterans' Hospital
Joseph Dimke passed away on Friday, November 8, at about 6:30 p.m., at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines where he had been a patient since October 4. The cause of his death was carcinoma.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Reformed Church, following prayer service at the Doyen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gideon Wolbrink officiating. Interment was in Shiloh cemetery; where military rites were conducted by the Wellsburg American Legion, the Amvets, and World War I Veterans, Grundy County Barracks 1418.
A men's quartet composed of Irwin Abels, Richard Ross, Harold Lindaman and Eugene Ruter sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset" accompanied by Miss Marcella Neessen, organist.
Mrs. John Snittjer and Mrs. Albert Nederhoff were the flower attendants. The pallbearers were Benjamin, Theodore and James VanDeest, Keith Huisman, Robert Willems and Truman Schulte.
Joseph Henry Dimke was born August 21, 1894, in Galena, Illinois, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dimke.
On March 26, 1925 he and Elizabeth Huisman were married in Wellsburg and they have continued to make their home here since that time.
Mr. Dimke was engaged in masonry work until five years ago, at which time he retired. He served with the armed forces during World War I and was with the overseas forces in France for one year. He was a member of the Ashing-Jaspers Post of the American Legion and of the World War I Veterans, Grundy County Barracks No. 1418.
Those who preceded him in death were his parents; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Brown, and Mrs. Emma Horn; and two brothers, Herman and Charles Dimke.
He leaves his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Donald of Grundy Center; a granddaughter, Lisa Ann; a brother, Henry, and a sister, Mrs. Harry Green (Mamie), both of Galena, Ill.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 14 November 1963, pg 1
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