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GETTING, Ettie 1871-1940

GETTING, PENNING

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/9/2012 at 13:44:52

Mrs. George Getting Was Laid To Rest On Sunday

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Hesse church in German township for Mrs. George Getting, a long time resident of the neighborhood and for many years a member of the church congregation. She was sixty-nine years, three months and nine days at the time of her death at 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning, April 11th, 1940. She was making her home with her son, Fred Getting, at the time of her departure.

A well filled church attested to the great circle of friends and the many relatives she possessed in the community in which she had made her home for so many years.

Mrs. George Getting, nee Ettie Penning, was born at Forreston, Illinois, on January 2, 1871, and in 1889 she came to Iowa with her parents and made her home two miles west of Holland until 1892, when she was united in marriage with Mr. George Getting. They lived for a few years in the Holland community, before moving northwest of Wellsburg, where they lived most of the remainder of their lives.

To this union were born seven children, one of whom preceded her in death. They are three sons and three daughters: Fred Getting, of the Hesse neighborhood; John Getting, of Reinbeck; George Getting of New Providence; Mrs. Heye Miller, Mrs. Minnie Hatama, and Mrs. Ettie Decker, of near Robertson. Her husband preceded her in death, being called home in 1918.

Besides these children and their families she leaves to mourn her death two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Miller, of Freeport, Illinois and Mrs. Jess Sweet, of Hudson, Iowa, one brother, Mr. Harm Penning, of Wellsburg, Iowa, a large number of other relatives and a great circle of friends who will find her place in the family and community life one hard to fill.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 17 April 1940


 

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