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HARBERTS, Lena 1888-1979


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/24/2013 at 08:38:39

Funeral Services For Lena Harberts

Mrs. Lena Harberts, 91, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, December 13, at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jerry VanCurler officiating. Mrs. Tom Simms sang "Going Down The Valley" and "Sometime We'll Understand" accompanied by Mrs. Raymond Hinders who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casketbearers were sons and sons-in-law of Mrs. Harberts: Charles Harberts, Dick Harberts, Russell Harberts, Floyd Harberts, Alfred Harberts, Samuel Rust, Arthur Slifer, Harry Ascher and Harold Eiklenborg. Ushers were Matthew Loger and Joseph Junker. Mrs. Jacob Abels and Mrs. Joseph Junker served as floral attendants.

Burial was in the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church cemetery. Relatives and friends returned to the church following the committal service for a period of fellowship and refreshments.

Mrs. Harberts was born May 25, 1888 in Ireton, Ia., the daughter of Kriene and Talkea Schutjer Casjens. She grew up in the George, Iowa area. On January 28, 1913 she was married to Fred B. Harberts in Lyon county. They lived in Bemis, South Dakota for three years before moving to Grundy Center. They moved to a farm north of Grundy Center where they farmed for 19 years. Later, they farmed west of Grundy Center for five years. They moved to Grundy Center March 1, 1942 and to the present family home in 1947. Mr. Harberts died February 15, 1969. She lived in the family home with her son Floyd until July 30, 1979 when she went to the Long Term Care Unit at the Grundy Hospital. She was a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church for over 55 years.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband and one granddaughter. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Delia) Rust, Mrs. Arthur (Cora) Slifer, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) Ascher, all of Grundy Center, and Mrs. Harold (Isabelle) Eiklenborg of rural Dike, and Miss Carolyn Harberts of Fon du Lac, Wisconsin; five sons, Charles of Dike, Dick of Mechanicsville, Russell of Hudson and Floyd and Alfred of Grundy Center; two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Harberts of Grundy Center and Mrs. Alyce Kirkland of Oxford, North Carolina; 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 December 1979, pg 3


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