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SPIEKER, Martha 1885-1940


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/10/2012 at 12:34:10

Funeral Services Tuesday For Mrs. Fred J. Spieker

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Presbyterian church, near Ackley, Iowa, for Mrs. Fred J. Spieker, aged fifty-five, of Aplington, who passed away Saturday, at the hospital in Iowa Falls, a victim of gall bladder trouble and complications, after only a brief illness.

Surviving are the husband; four sons Jerry of Waterloo; Henry and Fred, of Ackley; and Raymond at home; six daughters, Mrs. William Krameyer, of Ackley; Mrs. Russell Stockdale and Miss Ruby Spieker, of Aplington; Mrs. Joseph Wollbaum, of Parkersburg and Loretta and Ethel Mae at home.

Mrs. Spieker was born April 18, 1885, in Grundy county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Lindaman, and was well known to many Wellsburg people. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 16 October 1940


Mrs. Fred J. Spieker

Death Came to Her Unexpectedly; Brief Illness

The entire community was greatly shocked to hear of the sudden passing away of Mrs. Martha Spieker on Saturday, Oct. 12 in Ellsworth hospital at Iowa Falls. During the last four weeks she had recurring and painful attacks of gall-stones, but no one supposed her case extremely serious. At the advice of the attending physician she with her husband went last Friday P.M. for an examination and x-ray. She remained in the hospital with the view of submitting to a surgical operation. But in addition to her painful malady diabetes set in and in such severity that next morning at about 11 a.m. her soul departed.

She was born April 18, 1885, in German township, Grundy county, and reached an age of 55 years, 5 months and 24 days.

On March 3, 1904 she was united in marriage to Fred J. Spieker. Their home was blessed with five sons and five daughters. She lived practically all her life in Grundy county.

Together with her husband, they had planned soon to retire from active farming and spend the evening of their years in a well earned rest in Aplington. Truly man proposes, but God disposes. His ways are not out ways, and who is able to understand this?

On March 1st, 1925, she was received in the fellowship of Westfriesland Presbyterian Church upon confession of her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in whose presence, we trust, she now rejoices.

She was a good wife and mother, one who loved her home; and we shall miss her from our midst.

Those remaining to mourn her unexpected passing are her grief-stricken family, her husband, her children--Jerry of Waterloo, Iowa, Henry, Mrs. Louise Kreymeyer, and Fred of Ackley, Mrs. Anna Stockdale of Aplington, Mrs. Myrtle Wallbaum of Parkersburg, Rudy, living on the home place, and Raymond, Loretta and Ethel Mae at home, seven grandchildren, one brother, Henry of Aplington, and six sisters, Mrs. Etta Tack of Wellsburg, Mrs. Lizzie Tjaden of Winnebago, Minnesota, Mrs. Jennie Niehaus of Wellsburg, Iowa, Mrs. Bena Reemtsma, of Gardner, Iowa, Mrs. Anna Barr, of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mrs. Fennie Breckwald of Fort Dodge, Ia., and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the home and in the Westfriesland Presbyterian church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Henry Johnson. It was largely attended by the many relatives and friends. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 17 October 1940, pg 1


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