HUISMAN, Meint 1888-1936
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/2/2013 at 12:32:44
Death Calls On Meint Huisman
Well Known Cattle Raiser Passes On At Hospital In Iowa Falls On Monday Afternoon
Was Ill But A Short Time
Had Always Been In Good Health And His Death Was A Distinct Shock To His Many Friends
The community was greatly shocked when the news came from Iowa Falls that Meint Huisman had died in the hospital there.
Mr. Huisman was taken to the hospital early Monday, December 28, after having been sick at his home north of Wellsburg since December 24th. His condition became so bad that it was decided to remove him to the hospital for treatment, but death came the same afternoon at 3:10 o'clock.
Meint Huisman was about 48 years of age. He leaves a widow and seven children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Huisman, one brother and four sisters to mourn his untimely passing.
The children are Herbert, Eugene, Lester, Eldon, Ralph, Wanda and Mayo. They range in age from 22 to 8. The sisters are Mrs. Bertha Renken of Aplington, Elsie, Mrs. Cort Evans of Dakota City, Iowa; Hazel, Mrs. Earl Greany of Wellsburg; Grace, Mrs. J. L. Fischer of Wellsburg and the brother Frank Huisman of Wellsburg.
Besides the immediate family, there are numerous other relatives.
Mr. Huisman returned about two weeks ago from Montana, where he went on a hunting trip with Charles Weakland, Bert Molendorp and Arend Garning. The others remained in Montana. His first complaint was that he had a severe cold, which later developed into flu. The day before Christmas he became really ill, and his condition steadily grew worse until the end.
The funeral will be held on Thursday at 1 o'clock at the home north of Wellsburg, with services later at the English church in Wellsburg, with Rev. J. C. DeKorne in charge of the services. Interment will be in the Shiloh Township cemetery south of Wellsburg.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 30 December 1936, pg 1
Meint Huisman Wellsburg Stock Breeder Is Dead
Death Came Monday Afternoon At Iowa Falls Hospital; He Was Sick But A Few Days With Flu.
Meint J. Huisman, well known throughout central Iowa as a successful stock breeder, died at Ellsworth hospital, Iowa Falls, at 3 'clock Monday afternoon. Intestinal flu was the cause. He was confined to his home but a few days. A week before his death he was attending the business matters in town. His condition was not regarded as serious until Sunday when a doctor attended him. The doctor the next morning advised that he be taken to the hospital and he was removed to Iowa Falls in the forenoon. The end came for him a few hours later.
Mr. Huisman was 48 years old. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Huisman. He was born on the Huisman farm three miles north of Wellsburg and resided there all of his life. After his parents moved to Wellsburg, Meint remained on the home farm and operated the place in partnership with his father. The Huisman farm has for years been known among cattle breeders in central Iowa as an outstanding stock farm.
The Huisman herd of Shorthorn cattle was widely known throughout the state. The herd was established by the elder Huisman and during the past twenty years it had been continued by the son, who proved his worth as a stockman when he carried this herd of purebreds through the bad times when so many similar herds went under the hammer. The Huisman herds for years were shown at central Iowa fairs and they brought home their share of blue ribbons each season.
Leaves Large Family
Mr. Huisman is survived by his widow, six sons and one daughter, all of whom are at home. The sons are Herbert, Eugene, Lester, Eldon, Ralph and Mayo. The daughter's name is Wanda. All of the children are at home. Other surviving relatives are his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Huisman, four sisters and one brother. The sisters are Mrs. Earl Greany and Mrs. Jack Fischer from Wellsburg, Mrs. R. H. Renken of Pleasant Valley township and Mrs. C. H. Evans of Decatur, Iowa. The brother, Frank, resides at Wellsburg.
Funeral services will be at Wellsburg Thursday afternoon.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 December 1936, pg 1
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