HUISMAN, Frank 1897-1953
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Date: 4/23/2014 at 11:21:47
Frank Huisman Rites Saturday
Services for Frank Huisman, owner of the Wellsburg Hatchery for 21 years, were held Saturday at the Doyen Funeral Home and later at the Second Christian Reformed church. Burial was in Shiloh cemetery.
Mr. Huisman, 56, died unexpectedly at his home late Tuesday of a heart attack.
He was born July 9, 1897, in Shiloh township and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Huisman. On March 11, 1920, he was married to Grace Ibling of Parkersburg. The couple farmed for three and one-half years following their marriage on the place now occupied by the Ben Lauterbach family. They moved to Wellsburg after farming and operated the Wellsburg Hatchery for twenty-one years. Mr. Huisman had been working for the town for the past several months.
During the first World War, Mr. Huisman three times was called into the service, but because of the Spanish Flu epidemic, each time his orders were cancelled. He was called the fourth time, but before the date arrived for him to report to camp, the Armistice was signed.
One son, Dennis D., in the Army, had just arrived at Anchorage, Alaska, when he was notified of his father's death. He returned immediately by plane. He has received a 30-day furlough.
Surviving also are the widow and two other sons, John B. Huisman, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Charles Lee, Ames; one grandchild, and four sisters, Mrs. Renke Renken, Aplington; Mrs. D. G. Lowe, Waterloo; Mrs. Earl Greany and Mrs. Jack Fischer, both of Wellsburg.
Rev. John Olthoff conducted the services. Mrs. Clarence Beecroft furnished the vocal music, accompanied by Mrs. Ray Toomsen. Flower attendants were Mrs. Herman Hippen and Mrs. Sander DeNeui. Pallbearers were Robert Renken, Ralph Huisman, Harold Fischer, Dale Luitjens, Duane Greany and Harris Peters.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 September 1953, Wellsburg News, pg 8
Last Rites Held For Wellsburg Man
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the John Doyen home and later at the Second Christian Reformed church for Frank Huisman, who died suddenly last Tuesday evening at 10:20 p.m. Mr. Huisman died at his home of a fatal heart attack a short time after he had retired. His death came as a shock as he had been about his usual work during the day and evidently was feeling well.
On July 9, 1897 the deceased was born on a farm north of Wellsburg in Shiloh township and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Huisman. On March 11, 1920 he was united in wedlock to Grace Ibeling at Parkersburg. Following their marriage the couple moved to the farm now occupied by the Ben Lauterbach family north of town. Here they lived for three and a half years and then moved to Wellsburg. While in Wellsburg Mr. Huisman was proprietor of the Huisman Hatchery. However for the past several months he had been an employee of the town of Wellsburg.
Mr. Huisman was called for army duty in World War I and was subject to the draft on 4 occasions but due to an epidemic of Spanish influenza he was not drafted the first three times. The last time a draft call was made the armistice was about to be signed.
Surviving the deceased are his widow and three sons, John Burton of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Charles Lee of Ames; and Dennis Dee who had just arrived with the armed forces in Anchorage, Alaska. One grandchild also survives. Four sisters also mourn the loss of their brother. They are Mrs. Renke Renken of Aplington, Mrs. D. G. Lowe of Waterloo, Mrs. Hazel Greany and Mrs. J. J. Fischer--both of Wellsburg. Mr. Huisman was preceded in death by his parents and also by one brother, Meint.
Interment was made in the Shiloh Cemetery at Wellsburg.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 3 September 1953, pg 1
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