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CLAASSEN, Alice 1888-1982


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/22/2013 at 21:31:47

Services Held Friday For Alice Claassen

Mrs. Alice Claassen, age 93, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 1982 at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 30, at Bethany Presbyterian Church. Rev. Calvin W. Vanderwerf officiated the service.

Mrs. Jim Willms sang "In The Garden" and "Some Golden Daybreak." She was accompanied by Mrs. Raymond Appel, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude. The congregation sang "Blessed Assurance."

Casketbearers were grandsons of Mrs. Claassen: Maurell Pabst, Bill Buus, Mike Dieken, Steve Thomassen, Ron Voss and Gary Andersen. Ushers were Leonard Ralston and Edward Flater. Mrs. Bill Harken and Mrs. Bernard Eilderts were in charge of the floral arrangements. Harold Abels and Lloyd Dreesman provided their cars for the family's use.

Burial was in Colfax Center cemetery, rural Holland, IA. Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshment.

Mrs. Claassen was born on December 25, 1888 in Colfax township, Grundy County, IA. She attained the age of 93 years, 4 months and 2 days. She was the daughter of Thomas and Enke Swieter Neessen. Mrs. Claassen grew up on a farm in Colfax township.

On February 6, 1907 she was united in marriage to Claas Claassen at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, north of Wellsburg. After their marriage they farmed on various farms in Grundy county and in 1936 they moved and made their home in Grundy Center. Her husband passed away on December 27, 1960. In 1977 she made her home with her daughter, Lucille and on June 24, 1980 she became a resident of Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church until 1939 when she became a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claas; her parents; one daughter, Genevieve; five brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by one son, LeRoy of Grundy Center; four daughters, Mrs. Amos (Edna) Pabst, Mrs. Helen Buus and Mrs. Lucille Thomassen, all of Grundy Center; and Mrs. Marlys Dieken of Dike; 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of arrangements.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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