DEBOER, Henry W. 1933-1952
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/6/2014 at 09:01:54
Many At DeBoer Services Saturday
Funeral services for Henry Wayne DeBoer, who was killed in an automobile crash near Buck Groves on Tuesday night of last week, were held at the West Friesland Presbyterian church in German township Saturday. Rev. P. H. Eekhoff officiated at the service.
There was a very large attendance at the service. Every seat in the church was occupied and there were about as many outside of the church as there were within during the service. It was believed to be one of the largest-attended funeral services held at this church. The large attendance was an indication of the sympathy extended the family because of the tragic death of their son.
The casketbearers were Gordon Lewis, Fred Terhark, Ben Meinders, Louis DeVries, R. Nevenhoven and Kenneth Janssen.
The car in which the young man was killed is in a garage at Parkersburg. It is believed to be beyond repair.
It pleased the Lord to take out of our midst Henry Wayne DeBoer. Henry Wayne was born at Wellsburg, Iowa, July 14, 1933, and he passed away September 24 at approximately 12:45 a.m. at the Allen Memorial hospital at the age of 19 years, 2 months, and 10 days. On Tuesday evening, approximately at 8:15, the tragic auto crash occurred in which Henry was mortally injured, never to regain consciousness.
Henry was a baptized member of the Westfriesland Presbyterian church near Ackley. He was baptized on September 3, 1933, the Rev. Henry Johnson officiating. Henry was a very active member of the Sunday School and the Westminster Fellowship.
He leaves to mourn his sudden departure, Jurgen (Jerry) and Rena (Flesner) DeBoer; two sisters and two brothers; Marian Ruth, Ronald James, Jerald Lee and Sheryl Faye; also an aged grandmother, Mrs. Henry Flesner, all of Aplington; besides these, many other relatives and friends.
May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 October 1952, section 2, pg 2
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