MOLENDORP, Herman 1877-1959
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Date: 4/25/2014 at 14:42:10
Herm. Molendorp Succumbs Sunday To Heart Attack
Herman Molendorp, 82, lifelong resident of the Wellsburg area, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in the Reiners Nursing Home at Dumont, where he had made his home since September 5.
He had lived alone on his farm northeast of Wellsburg until late August, when he became ill and was taken to the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. He was a hospital patient for a week before going to the nursing home.
Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rev. Roger Treadway officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh townhship cemetery on the south edge of Wellsburg.
Herman Molendorp was born on August 29, 1877, on a farm northwest of Wellsburg in Shiloh township, the son of Konrad and Trientje DeBuhr Molendorp.
He received his education in the rural public schools of Shiloh township, and then began farming. He lived on his farm northeast of Wellsburg for 28 years. He retired from active farming in 1935.
Mr. Molendorp never married.
Survivors include nine half-sisters and two half-brothers; Mrs. Dick Weichers, Wellsburg, Henry Molendorp, Aplington, Gertie Molendorp, Aplington, Mrs. Arend Naber, Cedar Falls, Mrs. Fred Barnett, Lake Crystal, Minn., Mrs. Gerdena Johnson, Cedar Falls, Mrs. Harmke Lancelle, Aplington, Mrs. Grace Tjabering, Aplington, Conrad Molendorp, Ackley, Mrs. Henry Frieling, Aplington and Mrs. Jake Rindels, Cedar Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers, Ellen, in infancy, Hilka at age 17, Etta, Mrs. Henry Walters, Martha, Mrs. G. Kruger, Helmer, Aeilt and Martin.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 September 1959, Section 2, pg 4
Services Held for Herman Molendorp At St. Paul's Church
Herman Molendorp, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Konrad Molendorp, was born northwest of Wellsburg in Shiloh township August 29, 1877. He grew into manhood and was educated in the rural schools in Grundy County. In 1907 he purchased a farm northeast of Wellsburg, and after 28 years of farming he retired in 1935.
He continued to live on his farm after retirement until he became ill and was taken to the hospital at Grundy Center early in September. Later he was taken to the Reiners Nursing Home at Dumont, where he passed away at the age of 88, on September 13, 1959, at 3 a.m., of heart failure.
Funeral services were held September 16, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, with Pastor Treadway officiating. The body was then taken to the Shiloh cemetery in Wellsburg and laid to rest.
The pallbearers were George E. Anderson, Warren Anderson, Alfred Harms, August H. Ascher, Lenus Paterni, and Louie G. Janssen.
Mrs. George Anderson and Mrs. Louie G. Janssen were the flower attendants. The church choir sang, with Mrs. Frank Meyeraan, Jr. as organist.
Herman Molendorp, the last of his immediate family, was preceded in death by his parents, his four sisters, and his three brothers.
He is survived by several half sisters and brothers who are as follows: Mrs. Dick Weichers of Wellsburg, Iowa; Mr. Henry Molendorp of Aplington, Iowa; Miss Gertrude Molendorp of Aplington, Iowa; Mrs. Suzan Naber of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Mrs. Fred Barnett of Lake Crystal, Minnesota; Mrs. Gerdena Johnson of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Mrs. Harmke Lancelle of Aplington, Iowa; Mrs. Grace Tjabring of Aplington, Iowa; Mr. Conrad Molendorp of Ackley, Iowa; Mrs. Henry Frieling of Aplington, Iowa; Mrs. Jake Rindels of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 24 September 1959, pg 3
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