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LINGELBACH, E. A. 1884-1939


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/7/2012 at 21:03:27

Death came Saturday, February 4, to Ed. A. Lingelbach, of Holland, for a generation a merchant of that town and one of its leading citizens. He had been ill for some weeks and death came to relieve him of his suffering.

Mr. Lingelbach had been a merchant in Holland for the past 32 years and prior to that time was in business in Wellsburg, being associated with George Doyen in the operations of a meat market.

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife; a daughter, Alma June; a number of close relatives and a great host of friends who will mourn his departure.

Funeral services are being held at the home and at the Reformed Church in Holland this (Wednesday) afternoon with interment in the Holland cemetery.

A complete obituary will be published in next week's issue of the Herald.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 8 February 1939


Funeral Rites Held For Holland Businessman

A great crowd was in attendance Wednesday afternoon, at the Christian Reformed Church at Holland, to pay their last respects to E. A. Lingelbach, for a generation, a businessman at Holland, a businessman who put in most of his life serving his people kindly and efficiently, and in so doing made a host of friends who will miss him as they go about their daily duties.

The Rev. P. H. Eldersveld, pastor of the Christian Reformed Church at Holland had charge of the services, interment being made in the cemetery at Holland. Casket bearers were John Venenga, Jerry Peters, John A. Meyer, B. P. Heronimus, Henry Dirks, Jr., and Chris Sonnenberg.

Mr. E. A. Lingelbach was born in Lincoln Township, Grundy County, Iowa, on January 10, 1884, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lingelbach. He received the sacrament of Holy Baptism in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and at the age of two years was affiliated, with his family, with the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed church in Lincoln Township, where he was reared and trained in the Christian faith, in the home and in the church. Here he spent his boyhood, and received his education.

At the age of 17 he came to Holland, and had made his home there ever since. He established and maintained himself in business in Holland for 32 years.

He was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Miss Kate Frerichs on January 10, 1907, by the Rev. O. Saalborn. God blessed this marriage richly with abundant joys, and though the first child was dead at birth, another daughter, Alma June, was given by the Lord.

The family affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church at Holland, and the deceased made public profession of his faith in the Savior Jesus Christ in May 1933. Since that time he has been constant and faithful in his Christian belief, and always observant of his duties to the church.

Almighty God was pleased, after a few months of sickness, to remove him from this life on February 4, 1939, at the age of 55 years, and 25 days. Left behind to mourn their loss, though it be his gain, are the sorrowing widow and mother, Mrs. Kate Lingelbach and the grieving daughter, Alma June, as well as four sisters: Mrs. Elisabeth Dirks, of Holland; Mrs. John Dieken, of Grundy Center; Mrs. Emma Schaa, of Grundy Center; Mrs. Jake Wilts, of Holland, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Those attending the funeral from out of town included: Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Buus, Grundy Center; Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Frerichs and son of Stout; Jake Jasper, Waterloo; Mrs. John Hanson, Esterville; Mr. and Mrs. John Boven, Mr. and Mrs. John Dirks and Sue Frerichs, Bristow; Mr. and Mrs. John Dieken and Esther Dieken; Mr. H. Schaa and Caroline Schaa; Mr. and Mrs. Art Dieken; Mr. and Mrs. Heye Dieken, John Schaa, Minnie Schaa, Mr. and Mrs. Heye Schaa and Bud Schaa, Grundy Center; Jake England and son, Iowa Falls; John Conradi, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer DeBower, Mr. and Mrs. Will Conradi, Mr. and Mrs. John Conradi, Dike; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Conradi, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Finke and Rube Finke, Grundy Center; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Igo, Waterloo; Mrs. Louise Milne, LaPorte City; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Frerichs and son Sidney, of Cedar Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Frerichs, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Tjaden, Mayo Tjaden, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Tjaden and Mrs. J. E. Schalk; Mrs. Ella Race, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Lester Finke, Haveron, Montana; Mrs. Konken and daughter and Mrs. Howard Canfield, Bettendorf, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Buchan, Waterloo.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 15 Feburary 1939


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