HUISMAN, Ellen 1891-1966
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/6/2013 at 18:37:12
Mrs. Ellen Huisman Rites Wednesday At W'burg Church
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen L. Huisman were held this Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 2:00 p.m. at the Second Christian Reformed Church. Rev.John H. Elenbaas was officiating clergyman.
Mrs. Clarence Beecroft was organist. Two duet numbers were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Leland Luwe accompanied by Mrs. Ray Toomsen. Mrs. Donovan Simonson and Mrs. John H. Krull were flower attendants.
Pall bearers were Chris Koch, John H. Krull, Alfred Krull, Sherwood Snittjer, Dick Gelder, Jr. and Donovan Simonson.
Interment was made in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Mrs. Huisman passed away at 5:00 o'clock Sunday morning at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.
She had entered the hospital at Grundy Center Wednesday afternoon, being transferred from the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. She reached the age of 75 years, 10 months, and 5 days.
Ellen was born January 15, 1891, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Lamb near Walker, in Grant Township, Linn County, Iowa. She received her education in the public school system of Marion, Iowa, and the Normal Training School in Humboldt.
She taught school in the Wellsburg area from 1908 to 1913, and returned to that profession in 1946 and taught in Grundy County, Montana and Oregon, continuing until 1955.
On February 20, 1913, she was united in marriage to Meint J. Huisman at Walker, Iowa. After their marriage the couple began farming north of Wellsburg. To this union were born six sons and three daughters. Mr. Huisman passed away on December 28, 1936.
In 1943 she moved to Wellsburg to make her home.
Mrs. Huisman was a member of the Second Christian Reformed, having joined by transfer on October 28, 1957, from the First Presbyterian Church of Vinton.
She was a charter member of the United Service Women which later became the Amvet Auxiliary and was active until her health failed. In 1953 she was named the National Amvet Mother of the Year.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one son, Herbert L. Huisman, who passed away October 18, 1962; two daughters in infancy, two brothers, Earl and Carl Lamb, three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Sutton, Mrs. Mabel Fitzsimmons, Mrs. Ethel Ossman, and a sister and brother in infancy.
Those left to mourn her passing are one daughter and five sons including Eugene L. Huisman of Holland, Lester F. Huisman of Wellsburg, Eldon J. Huisman of Rochester, Minn., Ralph A. Huisman of Wellsburg, (Wanda) Mrs. Thomas Hoekstra of Gladbrook, and Mayo J. Huisman of Rapid City, South Dakota; two brothers, John R. Lamb of Coronado, California; and Raymond C. Lamb of Salem, Ohio, and 15 grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 November 1966, section 2, pg 1
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