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GELDER, Dick Jr. 1915-1978


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/20/2014 at 08:54:20

Dick Gelder Jr. Dies Of Heart Attack Sunday

Dick Gelder, Jr. passed away suddenly on Sunday evening, at his home due to an apparent heart attack, having reached the age of 62 years, 8 months and 24 days.

He was born on a farm in Clay Township, Hardin County, near Cleves, on April 28, 1915, the son of Dick and Marie (Gray) Gelder. The family lived in various places before moving to the Wellsburg area to make their home. On November 15, 1949, he was united in marriage to Miss Janet Wilson. Following their marriage they moved to their present home near his parents, which is northwest of Wellsburg. For the last 22 years he owned and operated the Gelder Auto Salvage.

Dick served his country in the U.S. Army during World War Two receiving his honorable discharge on July 1, 1943. He was a long time member of the Wellsburg Amvets Post 91 and the American Legion Post 213.

Preceding him in death were: his father, a sister, Dora and a brother Arnold.

Those left to mourn his passing are: his wife, Janet, his mother, Mrs. Marie Gelder, now confined to the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center in Grundy Center; 10 brothers and sisters, Henry Gelder of Britt; Stoffer Gelder of Kamrar; Mrs. Marvin (Marie) Redenius of Parkersburg; Gerrit Gelder of Urbandale; Leonard Gelder of Wellsburg; Darold Burma of Milaca, Minnesota; Mrs. Elton (Harmina) Huisman of Kamrar; Mrs. Kenneth (Violet) Adams of Wellsburg; Mrs. Robert (Annie) Hammer of Globe, Arizona; Mrs. Robert (Fannie) Larson of Chula Vista, California and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 25, 1978, at 1:30 p.m. at the Wellsburg Reformed Church. Rev. Gideon Wolbrink officiated at the services. Mrs. W.D. Murray was soloist. Marcella Neessen was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Lester Huisman and Mrs. Harley Freese. Pallbearers were Earl Stupp, Lester Huisman, Harley Freese, Alfred Krull, Ted W. Van Deest, and Marvin Riebkes. Interment was held in the Wellsburg Reformed Church cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted by the Wellsburg Amvets Post 91 and American Legion Post 213. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 January 1978, pg 15


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