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WEITKAMP, Henry F. 1888-1960


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/22/2014 at 19:03:17

Henry Weitkamp Dies at Hospital, Rites on Tuesday

Henry F. Weitkamp, 72, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Grundy County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since last Thursday morning after suffering a stroke in the Wellsburg post office.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the home and later at the Second Christian Reformed church, with Rev. Carl Toeset in charge. Burial was in the Wellsburg Reformed church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Elmer Fritzel, Sander DeNeui, Trinus Boomgarden, John Heronimus, Kobus Kolthoff and Jerry Huisman.

Music for the service was provided by Leland Luwe, Dick Claassen, Henry Vanderzyden and Willis Nederhoff, accompanied by Mrs. Leland Luwe. Mrs. Clarence Beecroft was organist.

Henry Weitkamp was born in Madison county, Ill., April 4th, 1888. He received his early education in Madison county, Ill., and came to Wellsburg in October 1908. Most of his active life was spent in the draying and trucking business.

Henry was united in marriage to Ida Freerksen on October 20, 1910. To this union two daughters were born, Verna, Mrs. Fred Wubbens, and one who died in infancy.

Mr. Weitkamp was baptized and confirmed in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church of Nameoki, Illinois. He reaffirmed his faith and joined the Second Chr. Reformed church on May 7, 1922. He was active in the church as a consistory member and Sunday School teacher.

Henry is mourned by his wife, one daughter and two granddaughters, Barbara and Karol Wubbens. He is also survived by two brothers, Will of Tule Lake, Cal., and Herman of Powell, Wyo.; one step-sister, Mrs. Reka Kohlmeyer of Powell, Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; one brother, Fred; one sister, Mrs. Walter Hoekstra; one step-sister, Mrs. Henry Brockman; one step-brother, Gus Beckman.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 July 1960, pg 18


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