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ROSS, Rieke W. 1885-1959


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/20/2014 at 14:08:08

Rieke W. Ross Died Friday in Waterloo Hospital

Rieke W. Ross died at 10:50 Friday evening in the Allen Memorial hospital, Waterloo, where he had been a patient for two weeks. Cause of death was given as Aplastic Anemia. He had been in failing health during the past year.

Rieke Ross spent all of his life in this community. He had a wide acquaintance and all who knew him were his friends. He was a competent workman, a good neighbor and a good citizen. The entire community regrets his loss.

Rieke W. Ross was born May 29, 1885, to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ross on a farm northwest of Wellsburg.

On November 25, 1908, he was united in marriage to Miss Grace Geerdes. They lived on a farm west of Wellsburg. In March of 1912, they moved to Wellsburg. To this union were born four children. Mrs. Ross passed away suddenly on July 7, 1932. On December 22, 1936, he was married to Mrs. Dena Meyer.

He made confession of faith on January 6, 1926, and was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church at Wellsburg. He served on the church consistory and for 24 years served as the church janitor. Mr. Ross was a long time garage operator here and also worked with the local road construction crews. He was chief of the local fire department for many years.

Surviving the deceased are his wife, Dena; two daughters, Grace, Mrs. Henry Maas of Wellsburg and Esther, Mrs. Dave Kasha of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Willard and Richard of Wellsburg; two stepsons, Wayne Meyer of Waterloo and Herbert Meyer of Dubuque. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and two sisters and four brothers. They are Mrs. Peter B. Riekena, Mrs. Dick Huisman, Sr., Henry Ross, Claus Ross, John Ross, all of Wellsburg, and Willie Ross of Holland. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Albert.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 8, 1959, at 1:00 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the Second Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Carl Toeset was in charge of the services. Burial was made in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery.

Music at the service: Duet, Wilbur Knock and Donald Ross; organist, Mrs. Ray Toomsen; and hymns, "Nearer Still Nearer" and "Going Down The Valley."

Flower attendants were Mrs. Ben Peters and Mrs. J. L. Fischer.

Casketbearers were Kenneth W. Ross, William P. Riekena, Albert Huisman, Ben P. Riekena, Jerry D. Huisman and Dick D. Huisman.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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