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ZECH, Ronald 1936

ZECH, FILER

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Date: 4/23/2014 at 13:10:58

Funeral Service for Zech Infant Held Tuesday

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Second Christian Reformed church for Ronald Eugene Zech, the two-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zech, who passed away at the Deaconess hospital Saturday following an operation which was performed April 22. Rev. John C. DeKorne had charge of the services and Mrs. Clarence Beecroft sang two beautiful solos with Mrs. Gertrude Koolman at the piano.

The bearers of the little casket were Sherwood Snittjer, clarence Geerdes, William Schmidt, and Anneus Eygabroad. Interment was in Shiloh cemetery. Besides the sorrowing young parents, his loss will be flet greatly by his devoted grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Filer, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zech.

Those from abroad who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Riddell of Des Moines; Mrs. W. H. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Brown of Eldora, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brown of Whitten; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Zech and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Zech of Plover; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zech and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Zech of Mallard; and Mrs. Glen Smith of Grinnell.

Obituary
Ronald Eugene Zech, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zech, was born in Wellsburg, Iowa, on February 24, --unreadable-- An abdominal obstruction made necessary an operation which was performed in Marshalltown April 22. Pneumonia developed and he died April 25, 1936. Such is the brief record of a life. It could be put into two short sentences: He was born. He died. But is that all? Another sentence must be inserted. The record is this: He was born. He was loved. He died. But is that all? Was this child just a little flash of joy in between two agonies, the agony of bringing him into the world and the agony of seeing him die? His life meant more than that, for we believe with Tennyson:
"That nothing walks with aimless feet;
That not one life shall be destroyed
Or cast as rubbish to the void,
When God hath made the pile complete"

In the face of such a mystery as the death of a baby, we can with full confidence commend the sorrowing parents and other relatives to the God of whom Jeremiah said: "Though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of His mercies." (Lamentations 3:32)

--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 29 April 1936, pg 1

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Two Months' Old Baby Dies From Pneumonia

Ronald Eugene, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zech, died at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown Saturday. He was two months and one day old. The little boy was suffering from an abdominal obstruction and he was taken to the hospital last Wednesday. He was operated upon shortly after the doctors at the hospital had made an examination. The day following the operation pneumonia developed. The little fellow had not sufficient resistance to withstand the ravages of the second trouble and he passed away two days later. The young parents and members of their family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. C. DeKorne, were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. Burial was in the Christian Reformed church cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Filer and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zech.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 April 1936, Wellsburg News, pg 4


 

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