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THOMAS, Martin 1886-1940

THOMAS, JASPERS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/9/2012 at 15:30:47

Martin Thomas Buried On Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mr. Martin Thomas, a native of the Wellsburg community, but for many years a Marshalltown resident was held from the Wellsburg Reformed church on Monday forenoon June 3rd, with the Rev. Wm. Landsiedel being in charge of the services. Interment was made in the cemetery at the First Christian church west of Wellsburg.

Martin Thomas was born in Wellsburg, Iowa, May 10, 1886. In the same vicinity he grew up to manhood and was joined in holy wedlock with Peterke Jaspers February 13, 1912 who was also born and reared in the same community. Their married life extended over a period of twenty eight years and was blessed with four children. Besides the twelve years during which they lived around Wellsburg they resided in the locality of Ackley two years and Marshalltown for fourteen years where the deceased after a siege of incurable malady and according to the providence of God was released from his inexpressible suffering on Wednesday, May 29th at 10:00 o'clock p.m. He reached the age of fifty-four years and nineteen days. May the Lord over life and death in His tender mercy and boundless compassion have answered his prayers and granted him the hope of eternal life.

Beside his sorrow-stricken companion four children mourn his departure they are Herman and Marie still at home; Maxine, Mrs. Clint Wilson of Ackley, and Wayne of Marshalltown, Iowa; two grandchildren and one brother and two sisters, Mient Thomas of Marshalltown; Bertha, Mrs. Henry Edyvean of Seasite Park, New Jersey; Anna, Mrs. Raleigh King of Eldora and many other relatives and friends.

Who knows how near my end may be?
Time speeds away and death comes on,
How swiftly, o, how suddenly may
Death be here and life be gone?
My God, for Jesus sake I pray:
Thy peace may bless my dying day.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 5 June 1940


 

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