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SCHAFER, Thomas H. 1894-1970


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/20/2014 at 15:53:30

Rites Held For Thomas H. Schafer

Thomas H. Schafer passed away around 2:36 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 1970, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo following a lingering illness. He had entered the hospital for treatment on July 5th. He reached the age of 76 years, 3 months, and 9 days.

He was born on April 12, 1894 on a farm in Shiloh township northwest of Wellsburg, the son of Henry and Martha (Deters) Schafer. He attended the rural school in the area.

On June 14, 1923 he was united in marriage to Miss Grace Janssen. Following their marriage they lived on the Schafer home place. To this union was born a son and a daughter.

He was a longtime member of the First Christian Reformed Church having made confession of his faith in Jesus Christ on July 17, 1918.

He was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Ashing-Jaspers American Legion Post 213 of Wellsburg and the Grundy County World War I Veterans, Baracks No 1418.

He was preceded by his parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother in infancy and one brother who passed away at the age of 8 years.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Grace, 1 son, Richard of Wellsburg, one daughter, Gretta Mae at home, four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Meints of Allendale, Mich; (Jennie) Mrs. Herman Beninga of Grundy Center; (Alena) Mrs. Ben Riekena of Grundy Center; (Henrietta) Mrs. John H. Kruse of Wellsburg; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, July 24, at 1:00 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Kasjen Tebben was officiating clergyman. Music was given by a men's quartet, Claus G. Primus, Willis Bakker, Harvey Eiten and Alfred Eiten. Miss Elizabeth Eckhoff was organist and Mrs. Claus G. Primus was accompanist for the quartet. Flower attendants were Mrs. Dick Gelder Jr. and Mrs. Harvey Eiten. Pallbearers were Larry Kruse, David Kruse, Richard Schafer, Harlan Beninga, Bernard Beninga and Donald Main. Interment was made in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery.

Graveside flag folding ceremony was conducted by the local veterans post.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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