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HEINRICH, Johannes 1894-1976


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/6/2013 at 17:43:34

Rites Saturday For Johannes Heinrich, 81

Johannes Heinrich passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 29, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo due to uremia. He had been a patient at the hospital since September 7th. He reached the age of 81 years, 10 months and 4 days.

He was born on November 25, 1894, at Walsh, Illinois, the son of Rev. Carl and Theodora (Thordsen) Heinrich. He attended the rural schools 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 united in marriage to Miss Lena Ruter on February 14, 1935, at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Following their marriage they made their home in Wellsburg. This union was blessed with one son, Leland John Heinrich.

Johannes was confirmed in the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg in 1911. He became a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church of Wellsburg in 1942.

He worked for many years on the John Ross Road Construction crew and then worked in the Ross & Purvis Implement Shop. For the last several years, he worked at the H & H Implement Co. in Wellsburg. He retired from active work in 1959, but assisted at the Implement Shop on a part-time basis.

He was a veteran of World War I and a longtime member of the Ashing-Jaspers American Legion Post No. 213 of Wellsburg, also the Grundy County World War I Veterans Barracks No. 1418, being active in these organizations as long as his health permitted.

Those who preceded him in death were his parents; one brother, Theodore; two sisters, Louise Heinrich and Mrs. Arthur (Marine) Huneke.

He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Lena; a son, Leland J. Heinrich of Wellsburg; his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bernice Heinrich; two grandchildren, Robert John and Rochelle Faye Heinrich, both of Wellsburg; two brothers, Carl Heinrich of Wellsburg and Gus Heinrich of Riverside, California and many other relatives and friends.

Military rites were conducted at the graveside by the Wellsburg American Legion Post 213 and Amvets Post 91.

Funeral services for Johnannes Heinrich were held on Saturday afternoon, October 2, 1976 at 1:30 p.m. at the St. John's Lutheran Church. Rev. Fred Muenchow was officiating pastor. Robert White was soloist. A hymn was also sung by the congregation. Mrs. Norman Harms was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Arnold Boekhoff and Mrs. John Boekhoff, Jr. Pall bearers were Clarence Heinrich, Eugene Harringa, Norman Huisman, Eugene Ruter, Gerald Meyer and Douglas Lindaman. Interment was made in Shiloh Cemetery at Wellsburg. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 October 1976, section 2, pg 1


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