HEINRICH, Carl 1896-1983
HEINRICH, THORDSEN, FINKE
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2013 at 09:27:07
Family Mourns Sudden Death Of Carl Heinrich
Carl Heinrich passed away very suddenly on Tuesday afternoon, September 27 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center due to an apparent heart attack. He reached the age of 87 years, six months and 24 days.
Funeral services for Mr. Heinrich were held on Saturday, October 1, 1983 at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church northeast of Wellsburg. Pastor Cranston Gesell officiated at the services.
Arthur Finke was soloist. The congregation also sang one hymn. Mrs. Frank Meyeraan, Jr. was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Alfred Krull and Mrs. Don Siefken.
Pall bearers were all grandsons of the deceased, including Wade Aukes, Tim Harringa, Dan Harringa, Steve Harringa, Mike Finch, and Jim Penberthy.
The interment service was held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted by Amvets Post 91 and American Legion Post 213 of Wellsburg.
Carl was born on March 3, 1896, in Blair, Illinois, the son of Rev. Carl and Theodora (Thordsen) Heinrich and attended rural school in Illinois and Iowa. The family moved to Wellsburg to make their home when his father accepted the call to become the pastor of the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
He was married to Martha Finke on March 3, 1925, at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church by his father. Following their marriage they made their home in Wellsburg and have lived there all of their married life. They were privileged to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary on March 3, 1975 with their family and friends.
Carl was a long-time member of the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg having been confirmed on Sunday, April 2, 1911. He served on the Church Board, was a Sunday School teacher, sang in the church choir and was always active in the church.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War I and was a member of the Grundy County World War One Veterans, Barracks No. 1418.
He was engaged in farming for a short time, was a petroleum tank wagon salesman, was in the portable feed grinding business and for the last years sold various items as a traveling salesman.
Preceding him in death were: his parents; three brothers, Johannes, Theodore, and Gus Heinrich; two sisters, Louise Heinrich and Marine Huneke; one adopted sister, Martha Heinrich; and a great-grandson, Klint Heinrich.
He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Martha; one son, Clarence J. Heinrich of Wellsburg; three daughters, (Aurelia) Mrs. Eugene Harringa of Waterloo; Dorene Iltis of Clovis, California, (Ardyth) Mrs. Lewis Finch of Anoka, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 October 1983, section 2, pg 1
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