ASHING, Harmka "Kate" 1874-1965
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/22/2014 at 07:32:04
Funeral Wed. At Wellsburg For Mrs. Kate Ashing
Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) April 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at the Reformed church for Mrs. Kate Ashing. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Rev. Gideon Wolbrink was officiating clergyman. Two selections were sung by Mrs. Woodrow Lindaman and Mrs. Elmer Ruter who were accompanied by Miss Marcella Neessen, organist. Mrs. John W. Ross, Mrs. Ray Toomsen, and Mrs. Ben F. Peters were flower attendants. Pall bearers were John Lindaman, Edward Folkerts, Jake F. Peters, Edwin Peters, Mervin Best and Howard Best.
Mrs. Ashing, passed away Sunday around 4 p.m. at the home of her daughter following a lingering illness. She reached the age of 90 years, 11 months and 21 days.
Harmka Heeren Voss was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Voss in Schott, Germany on April 13, 1874. She attended schools in Germany. At the age of 18 she came to America and made her home near Aplington.
On September 9, 1895, she was married to Sander Ashing. This union was blessed with one daughter and three sons. They resided in Wellsburg following their marriage, Mr. Ashing passed away July 7, 1912.
She was a long time member of the Wellsburg Reformed having made confession of her faith in Christ on June 4, 1916. She was a member of the Ladies Aid for over 60 years. She was a charter member of the Ashing-Jaspers American Legion Auxiliary Post 213, and also was a Gold Star mother. She was engaged in the restaurant and millinery business for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sons, Henry, Albert, and Edward Ashing; three brothers and two sisters.
Those left to mourn her passing are her daughter, Mable, Mrs. H. L. Luwe of Wellsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Folkerts of Bristow, Mrs. Rena Peters of Wellsburg; one brother, Menno Voss of Aplington; four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 April 1965, pg 9
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