KOOLMAN, Gertrude 1892-1987
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Date: 6/18/2014 at 18:39:04
Services Held For Gertrude Koolman, 94
Mrs. Gertrude Koolman passed away on Wednesday, January 14.
Funeral services were held at the Second Christian Reformed Church, Wellsburg, on Saturday, January 17 at 2 p.m. Rev. Phil Rieman of the Ivester Church of the Brethren officiated.
The congregation sang "I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew." Mrs. Clarice Kruschwitz and Mrs. Pearl Miller sang "Morning Has Broken," and "The New Twenty-Third." The accompanist was Miss Monica Doyen, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
The casket bearers were Howard Wiebener, Leonard Schmidt, Ray Snittjer, Gratus J. Geerdes, Pat Kennedy and John H. Krull.
Mrs. Pat Kennedy was in charge of the floral arrangements.
The committal service was held at 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service, at the Wellsburg Reformed Church Cemetery.
Relatives and friends were invited to remain at the church for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
Mrs. Koolman was born November 11, 1892, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Snittjer.
Her early years were spent on the family farm south of Wellsburg and when she was 17 years old she moved to Wellsburg with her family. She attended rural schools and Ellsworth College.
She married Bernie C. Koolman on March 17, 1915. To this union were born three daughters, Lorraine (Mrs. William) Pachner of Woodstock, NY; Grace Vivian (Mrs. Marshall) Covert of Wellsburg; and Bernice (Mrs. Howard) Wiebener of Davenport.
She was a beautician and operated a beauty shop in Wellsburg for nearly 15 years. She later moved to Chicago where she was employed by Marshall Fields. In 1965, she returned to Wellsburg and lived here until she moved to the Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad.
She was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church.
She is survived by her three daughters; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home, Wellsburg, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 January 1987, pg 12
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