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ROSS, Henry W. 1888-1971


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/29/2012 at 20:00:16

Rites Thursday For Henry Ross

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. in the Second Christian Reformed Church for Henry W. Ross. Rev. John H. Elenbaas was officiating clergyman. A men's quartet, Henry J. Kannegieter, Thomas Claassen, Roger Nederhoff and Willis Nederhoff provided two songs, accompanied by Mrs. Ray Toomsen. Mrs. Clarence Beecroft was the organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. John E. Riekena and Mrs. I. J. Harms. Pallbearers were I. J. Harms, Carl Heinrich, Albert Nederhoff, Harris Harrenstein, Jack Deters and John E. Riekena. Interment was made in Shiloh cemetery. The flag folding ceremony was conducted by the local veteran's post.

Henry W. Ross passed away shortly after 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, Feb. 23 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center due to complications following surgery performed on Feb. 9th. He had been in the hospital for treatment since Feb. 2nd. He reached the age of 82 years, 2 months and 23 days.

He was born on a farm in Shiloh township, Grundy county, northwest of Wellsburg on Nov. 30, 1888, the son of William A. and Geska (Roalfs) Ross. He attended the rural school in the area. Later he attended college in Kansas City, Mo. On Nov. 17, 1930, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Jutting at the Eastfriesland Presbyterian Church parsonage by the Rev. F. Engelke. Following their marriage they made their home in Wellsburg and have lived here all of their married life. They were privileged to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Nov. 17, 1970.

He attended the Second Christian Reformed Church and was faithful in his attendance there as long as his health permitted.

Mr. Ross was a veteran of World War I, a charter member of the Ashing-Jaspers American Legion Post 213 in Wellsburg, a charter member of Grundy County World War I Veterans, Barracks No. 1418.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister (Grietje), Mrs. Peter B. Riekena, 2 brothers, Albert W. and Rieke W. Ross, and a brother and sister in infancy.

Those left to mourn his passing are: his wife, Elizabeth, 1 sister, (Tadjie), Mrs. Dick Huisman Sr. of Wellsburg; 3 brothers, Claus W. Ross of Wellsburg, William W. Ross of Wellsburg, John W. Ross of Wellsburg and a host of other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 March 1971, section 2, pg 1


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