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OLTHOFF, Sadie 1892-1987


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/31/2012 at 18:31:05

Services Held Monday for Sadie Olthoff

Mrs. Sadie Olthoff of Wellsburg passed away on Thursday, June 4, at 8:04 p.m. at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, due to complications of age.

Funeral services were held at the Wellsburg Reformed Church, Wellsburg, on Monday, June 8, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Roger Huitink officiated.

Rev. and Mrs. Roger Huitink sang "Where The Roses Never Fade" and "Beyond The Sunset." They were accompanied by Marcella Neessen, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

The casket bearers were Curtis Olthoff, Craig Olthoff, Leslie Smit, Ron Heim, Kirk Heim and David Heronimus.

The ushers were Arnold Arends and Donald Huisman. Mrs. Virginia Geerdes and Mrs. Thelma Murray were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Wellsburg Reformed Church Cemetery, Wellsburg.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mrs. Olthoff was born on July 24, 1892, at Ostfriesland, Germany, the daughter of Loert and Hermina Sanders Berends. She reached the age of 94 years, 10 months and 11 days.

She came to the United States with her parents as a small infant. She received her education in the Wellsburg rural schools.

On June 21, 1916, she was united in marriage to Odie Olthoff at the parsonage of the Wellsburg Reformed Church by the Rev. William Landsiedal. Following their marriage, they lived on a farm southeast of Wellsburg. This union was blessed with one son, John, and a daughter, Minnie.

In 1946, the Olthoffs retired and moved into Wellsburg and made their home. Mrs. Olthoff became a resident of the Long Term Care Unit in 1980. Odie passed away in October of 1985.

She was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church and the church's Ladies Aid.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, Minnie Smit, in July of 1971, two brothers and her parents.

She is survived by her son, John, and his wife, DeLoris, of Wellsburg; a sister, Mrs. Grace Paterni of Aplington; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home, Wellsburg, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 June 1987


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