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MULLER, Dietrich 1880-1940


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/10/2012 at 10:37:26

Dick Muller Is Laid To Rest Saturday

Passed Away At His Home At Ackley On Wednesday, August 21, After A Lengthy Illness

Funeral Services Saturday

A Large Number Of Friends Gather To Pay Their Last Respects To His Memory

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, August 24, for Dick Muller, for many years; all his life for that matter, expect the last few months a resident of the Wellsburg vicinity. Services were held at noon at his home near Ackley and later at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Wellsburg, with Rev. F. Albin Heinz in charge. Interment was made in the cemetery at the church.

Mr. Muller, who was 59 years, 10 months and 16 days of age at the time of his death had been ill for the past several months, and while little hope was held out for his recovery the news of his death came as a genuine shock to everyone of his legion of friends who held him in greatest regard. And his friends were numbered by those who knew him for he was one of the most friendly and helpful of men, ever ready to help his fellowmen in any way he might. He will be greatly missed in the community where he made his home for so many years.

Pall bearers were six of his friends and neighbors of long standing: Helmer Kruse, William Koch, Sr., Louis Kaiser, Ben Hoekstra, Henry Olthoff, Jr., and George Henry Geerdes.

Dietrich Heinrich Conrad Muller, son of Christian Muller and Sophia Nordmeyer, his wife, was born north of Wellsburg, Iowa, on October 6, 1880.

On March 24, 1904 he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Elsie Huisman of Wellsburg, Iowa. To this union three children were born.

The family resided north of Wellsburg until the spring of 1940, when they moved to Ackley, Iowa. Dick Muller took sick with the flu in April; for the last two months he was bedfast most of that time. All that medical skill and loving care could do for him was of no avail; he passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 1940, at ten p.m.

He leaves to mourn his untimely departure: his sorrowing widow: daughters Mrs. Mary (Harry) Wheatcraft of Madrid, Iowa, and Johanna, and a son Dick; the latter two at home; also one grandson and one brother, Chris Muller.

Relatives here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Harm Huisman, Mr. and Mrs. Meint Huisman, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Wipf and Veda, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gossel, Mr. and Mrs. John Gossel, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klunder and Mrs. Fred Schwans, of Bridgewater, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Determan, Alexandria, South Dakota; Mrs. Bill Witt, Mr. John Huisman and Miss Faye Huisman, Sioux Falls, S. D.; Mrs. Lena Benning, Iowa Falls, Iowa; Mrs. Sophia Harms and Mr. and Mrs. Ibling Harms, Corona, South Dakota; Mrs. Fred Baade and Mr. and Mrs. Will Baade, Titonka, Iowa.

Friends who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr. Helmer Wheatcraft, Mr. Charles Wheatcraft and Mrs. Verne Strain, Des Moines, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Brown, Marshalltown; Mr. Will Dralle, Mrs. Henry Dralle and Mr. and Mrs. August Dralle, Allison, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schrage, Sinclair, Iowa.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 28 August 1940


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