ECKHOFF, Hattie 1879-1940
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/9/2012 at 13:59:01
Mrs. P. H. Eckhoff Buried On Tuesday
Passed Away Saturday, April 20th, After A Long Illness At Her Shiloh Twp. Home
Was Over 60 Years Of Age
Laid To Rest In The First Christian Reformed Church Cemetery On Tuesday Afternoon
Mrs. Peter H. Eckhoff passed away at her home southwest of Wellsburg Saturday afternoon after a long illness, the cause of her death being given as cancer, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery of the First Christian Reformed Church, west of town, Tuesday afternoon, April 23, with the Rev. L. F. Voskuil in charge of the services.
In spite of the disagreeable weather a large number gathered to pay their last respects to a good friend and neighbor and a woman who will be missed in the neighborhood where she has long made her home.
Pallbearers were James Ruter, Herman Ruter, Eike Ruter, John Ruter, Aldrich Bunger and Peter B. Eckhoff.
Mrs. Peter H. Eckhoff, nee Hattie Ruter, was born on December 14, 1879, in Grundy county, Iowa, and passed away on April 20th, 1940, at the age of 60 years, four months and six days.
Her girlhood, her young womanhood and all of her married life was spent in the same community in which she lived at the time of her passing.
She was united in marriage with Mr. Peter H. Eckhoff on December 22, 1879, and to this union were born three children, Mrs. Ben G. Geerdes, Mrs. Aeilt Terfehn and Harry Eckhoff, all of whom with her husband are left to mourn her passing.
She also leaves behind three brothers, Eike, of Wellsburg, John, of Steamboat Rock, and Ben of Kanawha, and four sisters, Mrs. Gust Sanders, of West Bend; and Mrs. Boyd Freibord, Mrs. Boyd Eckhoff and Miss Helen Ruter of this communtiy, as well as a great host of relatives and friends who will deeply mourn her passing.
Her health had been bad for quite a little time, although her last and fatal sickness was one of a short duration. But she was a patient woman and she bore her suffering silently until her time came to answer death's call.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 24 April 1940
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