PETERS, Aafka 1876-1961
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/22/2014 at 16:58:44
Mrs. D. J. Peters Dies Saturday At Nursing Home
Mrs. D. J. Peters who spent her entire life of 85 years in Grundy County died last Saturday at an Iowa Falls Nursing Home where she had been a patient for some time. She was 85 years old last March. All of her active life was spent in Colfax and Shiloh townships. There are few who have been privileged to live in one locality for so many years.
The body was brought to the Doyen Funeral Home in Wellsburg where arrangements were made. There was a short service at the funeral home at one o'clock on Tuesday and later at the Second Christian Reformed Church with Rev. C. J. Toeset officiating. Burial was in the Wellsburg Reformed Church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Carl Jaspers, Jake Jaspers, Wayne Thomas, Elmer Fritzel, James Neessen, Wilbur Knock.
Flower bearers were Mrs. Alice Harrenstein and Mrs. Joe Eygabroad.
Music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Leland Luwe.
The organist was Mrs. Wilbur Knock and the pianist was Mrs. Ray Toomsen.
The following obituary was read by the pastor at the church service:
We have gathered to honor the memory of Mrs. D. J. Peters, who went to her eternal reward Saturday, November 18, 1961, at 9:45 p.m. at the Long Nursing Home in Iowa Falls, Iowa at the age of 85 years, 7 months and 26 days. Mrs. Peters, nee Aafka Jaspers, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Jaspers on March 22, 1876, in the Colfax township of Grundy County. She received her education in the country school.
On October 22, 1896, Mrs. Peters was united in marriage with Dick J. Peters. They celebrated a golden wedding anniversary in 1946. This marriage was blessed with two children, Minnie, Mrs. Fred Potter and Harm. Her married life was spent in Wellsburg.
Profession of her faith in the Lord Jesus was made in the Wellsburg Reformed Church. In 1910, she became a charter member of the Second Christian Reformed Church. She remained an active member of this church until complications of age forced her retirement. Mrs. Peters was also a charter member of the Willing Workers Society of the Second Christian Reformed Church and remained a member until her death.
Mrs. D. J. Peters is survived by one daughter, Minnie, Mrs. Fred Potter, of Wellsburg; one son, Harm of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Thomas of Marshalltown and Mrs. John Neessen of Grundy Center.
Those who preceded her in death were her husband on April 27, 1956; her parents; one son in infancy; two brothers and two sisters.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 November 1961, pg 16
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