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LEWIS, Emma 1881-1970


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/21/2014 at 08:29:33

Funeral Tuesday For Emma Lewis

Mrs. Emma Lewis passed away Saturday afternoon, April 18, at the Park View Manors Nursing Home in Reinbeck due to complications of advanced age. She had been confined to the nursing home since October of 1966. She reached the age of 88 years, 8 months and 15 days.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church. Rev. John Zimmerman officiated. Interment was in the Wellsburg Reformed Church cemetery. Doyen Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Norman Harms was organist and accompanied a ladies' quintet, Mrs. Robert Murra, Mrs. Gary Fairbanks, Mrs. Harold Fischer, Mrs. Ernest DeNeui and Mrs. Gordon Junker who sang "What A Friend" and "Nearer My God To Thee."

Casket bearers were Walter Schneider, Carl Schneider, Norbert Gauger, Elmer Ramsey, Virgil Wulf and William Parks.

She was born Emma Dorothea Wulf on August 3, 1881, in Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Wulf. She was 3 years old when her family came to America. They settled in Reinbeck and she attended the Reinbeck school. In 1897, the family moved to Wellsburg. In 1914 she was united in marriage to Charles O. Lewis. Following their marriage they moved to Oklahoma where Mr. Lewis taught school. This union was blessed with one son. Mr. Lewis passed away in 1915.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wellsburg.

Those who preceded her were her parents, her husband, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Survivors include the following: 1 son, Charles O. Lewis of Waukegan, Ill.; 3 sisters and 3 brothers: August Wulf of Lead, South Dakota; Mrs. Augusta Lutterman of Wellsburg; William Wulf of Wellsburg; Emil Wulf of Rapid City, South Dakota; Miss Mathilda Wulf of Des Moines and (Anna) Mrs. Will W. Ross of Wellsburg.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 April 1970, pg 9


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