LINDAMAN, Heinrich O. 1869-1943
LINDAMAN, LINDEMAN, DEVRIES, RENKEN, BUSEMAN
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Date: 8/17/2013 at 08:37:20
H. O. Lindaman Died Saturday at Aplington
H. O. Lindaman died at his home in Aplington last Saturday from a heart ailment. He was 73 years old.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday and later at the Christian Reformed church in Ackley. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mr. Lindaman was twice married. His first wife, Emma DeVries, died in 1930. In 1934 he married Mrs. Sophie Renken, who died four years later. Surviving is one adopted daughter, Mrs. Jake DeVries.
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Heinrich O. Lindaman was born Sept. 1, 1869, at Wasingsfehn, Eastfriesland, Germany. He was the son of Onno Lindeman and his wife, nee Johanna Buseman. In 1891 the departed came to America and resided for some time in Grundy county, Iowa. In his youth he was a sailor and saw many ports of the world.
On March 2, 1905, he married Emma DeVries. To this union six children were born, all of whom died at birth. They adopted a daughter, Minnie, as a little girl, raised and trained her. She became the object of their love and delight. The family was engaged in farming north and south of Ackley until 1922, when they went into retirement from active farming, making their home in Aplington. Here his wife died, Dec. 4, 1930. With her passing our brother sustained a great loss, passing thru deep waters of sorrow. But through it all he was wonderfully sustained by divine Grace.
August 29, 1934, he married Mrs. Sophia Renken of Fern, who preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 1938. Since then he lived alone in his home in Aplington with a few brief intermissions, when his sister, Mrs. Metta Johnson, stayed with him.
The departed brother was a man of good character, who did his own thinking, had many friends and was generally favorably spoken of. He was industrious, accurate and painstaking in his work. He was a keen observer of current events, taking interest in community life and world affairs. He lived a simple life and was God-fearing. On Dec. 23, 1923, he was received as a member into the Aplington Reformed church by letter from the Westfriesland Presbyterian church. Later, on Jan. 12, 1930, he was elected elder, in which capacity he served faithfully without interruption up to the time of his departure out of this life. He loved the church and took a lively interest in its affairs. He also served as lay-member on the Church Extension Committee of Pleasant Prairie Classis for a number of years, and was still a member at the time of his death. About two months ago his health began to fail, but entertained hopes of recovery. He drove his car to town Saturday afternoon, transacted business, met his friends, and ate a hearty supper, but several hours later his death came with shocking sadness to his loved ones and friends, due to heart failure.
During his illness, his sister, Mrs. Metta Johnson, kept house for him, entertained him, and motherly cared for her brother's needs. His patience and cheerfulness during his illness was a true witness to his joy in the Lord. He attained an age of 73 years, six months and 19 days.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his adopted daughter, Mrs. Jake DeVries, four grandchildren, Henrietta Jean, Harm Murlyn, Daryl Ray, and Linda Joyce; one brother, Rieke Lindeman of Grundy Center; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Schaper, Estherville; Mrs. Reka Meyer, Parkersburg; Mrs. Hannah Boelman, Ackley, and Mrs. Metta Johnson, Stout. One sister, Mrs. Tom Park, Ventura, Iowa, preceded him in death many years ago. Besides he leaves other relatives and many friends.
The funeral was held Wednesday, March 24, at one o'clock at the home and later from the local Reformed church in charge of the pastor, Rev. H. Pannkuk, who was assisted by Rev. George Kramer. Interment was in the cemetery of the Ackley Christian Reformed church.
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