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SITTERS, Harm 1879-1939

SITTERS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/7/2012 at 17:37:36

Harm Sitters Dies at Iowa City Hospital Tuesday

Harm Sitters from Holland died at the University hospital at Iowa City at nine o'clock Tuesday night. Double pneumonia was the immediate cause of his death. He had been suffering from cancer of the throat the past year. Several weeks ago he was taken to the hospital for treatment and seemed to be getting better until pneumonia set in a week before his death. The body was brought to the home at Holland Tuesday night with the C. A. Biebesheimer ambulance.

Funeral services will be held at the home in Holland Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, and later at the Lutheran church.

Harm Sitters was born in Germany. Had he lived until the 23rd of February, he would have been 60 years old. At the age of 3 years he came to this country with his parents. They located in Grundy county and remained here continually. Harm never married. He made his home with his father and mother in Holland during their lifetime and since the death of the father a few years ago he continued to make his home there. Much of his active life he devoted to well drilling, which in an early day was a thriving business. In later years he followed the carpenter's trade.

Surviving are three sisters and one brother. The sisters are Mrs. J. F. Meester of Holland, Mrs. John Dingle from Morrison, Mrs. Jennie Orvis from St. Paul. The brother Henry lives in St. Paul.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 January 1939, pg 12

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Holland Man Dies At Iowa City Hospital

Harm Sitters of Holland died at the University hospital at Iowa City at nine o'clock Tuesday night. Double pneumonia was the cause of his death. He has been suffering from cancer of the throat the past year. Several weeks ago he was taken to the hospital for treatment and seemed to be getting better until pneumonia set in a week before his death. The body was brought to the home at Holland Tuesday night with the C. A. Biebecsheimer ambulance.

Funeral services were held at the home in Holland Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, and later at the Lutheran church. Burial was made at the Lutheran Cemetery east of town.

Harm Sitters was born in Germany. Had he lived until the 23rd of February, he would have been 60 years old. At the age of 3 years he came to this country with his parents. They located in Grundy county and remained here continually. Mr. Sitters never married. He made his home with his father and mother in Holland during their lifetime and since the death of the father a few years ago he continued to make his home there. Much of his active life he devoted to well drilling, which in an early day was a thriving business. In later years he followed the carpenter's trade.

Surviving are three sisters and one brother. The sisters are Mrs. J. F. Meester of Holland, Mrs. John Dingle of Morrison, and Mrs. Jennie Orvis of Sumner. The brother Henry Sitters lives in St. Paul.

Relatives who attended the funeral from out of town were the following Henry Sitters, St. Paul, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Renken, Illinois; Otto Renken, Gladbrook; Mr. and Mrs. John Dingle and family, Morrison; Mr. and Mrs. Hummel, Morrison and Mr. and Mrs. Orvis of Sumner.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 25 January 1939


 

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