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OHLING, Andrew 1904-1967


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/21/2014 at 17:32:06

Andrew Ohling passed away on Tuesday morning, Oct. 24, around 8:15 at the University Hospitals in Iowa City following a lingering illness. He had been taken to the hospital for treatment on Oct. 12th. He reached the age of 62 years, 10 months and 13 days.

He was born in Westerhausen, Ostfriesland, Germany on Dec. 12, 1904, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerriet A. Ohling (nee Anna Wubbens). In March of 1913, he came to this country together with his parents, sisters and brothers. They settled in Grundy County on a farm northwest of Wellsburg. He attended the rural school in the area. On Feb. 11, 1930, he was united in marriage to Miss Tillie Bunger. Following their marriage they lived on a farm in Melrose township, southwest of Wellsburg. This union was blessed with 3 daughters. In November of 1964 they retired and moved to Wellsburg.

Andrew was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church having made Confession of his Faith in Jesus Christ on May 15, 1932. He served as an Elder on the church consistory for 4 years, and was a member of the Men's Brotherhood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, Mrs. Clara Schoolman, 3 brothers, Jans, Kuno and his twin brother, Gerriet Ohling and 1 grandson.

Those who mourn his passing are his beloved wife, Tillie, his three daughters, (Anna), Mrs. Edward R. Harms of Aplington; (JoAnn), Mrs. Jon Santee of Iowa Falls; (Frances), Mrs. Roger Eilderts of Wellsburg, 1 granddaughter, 3 grandsons, 1 sister, Mrs. Meta Meyer of Ackley, 1 brother, Edgar Ohling of Steamboat Rock and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, Oct. 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the Reformed Church. Rev. Gideon Wolbrink was officiating clergyman.

Flower attendants were Mrs. Claire Albright and Mrs. Fritz Albers. Music was furnished by a men's quartet, Harold Lindaman, Irwin Abels, Duane Murra, and Engene Ruter. Miss Marcella Neessen was organist. Pall bearers were Henry Hippen, Arnold Arends, Neil O'Kones, Harvin Meyer, Dale Tack and Bernard A. Engelkes.

Interment was made in the Reformed Church cemetery.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 November 1967, pg 9


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