HOODJER, Rena 1883-1960
HOODJER, WEICHERS, JOHNSON
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Date: 6/22/2014 at 18:54:35
Wellsburg Woman Fatally Stricken at Church Supper
Mrs. Claus Hoodjer, 76, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the basement of the Wellsburg Reformed Church of a heart attack while attending the Men's Brotherhood ham supper.
Mrs. Hoodjer was seated at one of the tables eating when she suddenly slumped over dead.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the home, and at 1:30 p.m. in the Wellsburg Reformed Church, Rev. George Poppen in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The deceased is survived by one son, George, at home; and a brother, Dick Weichers, Wellsburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1954; also her parents, three sisters and four brothers.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 February 1960, pg 6
Rites Friday For Mrs. Rena Hoodjer
Funeral services were held in the home Friday afternoon and later in the Wellsburg Reformed Church for Mrs. Rena Hoodjer, widow of the late Claus Hoodjer, who died Tuesday about 5:30 p.m. in the basement of the church while attending the Men's Brotherhood ham supper.
Rev. George Poppen was in charge of the service. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Fred Eilers, John Freese, John R. Hoodjer, Henry Eilers, John Weichers, and George Lindaman. Mrs. John Ohling and Hattie Paterni were in charge of flowers.
Music for the service was furnished by the ladies quartet composed of Mrs. George Anderson, Mrs. Harris Peters, Mrs. Woodrow Lindaman and Mrs. Royce Tack.
Relatives who attended Mrs. Hoodjer's funeral came from Grundy Center, Parkersburg, Waterloo, Charles City, Clarksville, Plainfield, Bristow, Shell Rock, Greene, Rockwell, Aplington, Morrison and Kesley.
Mrs. Hoodjer was born in Butler county near Aplington on Feb. 25, 1883, of John Weichers and Anna Johnson. She went to a rural school in Grundy county. On August 22, 1902, she was united in marriage to Claus Hoodjer at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church northeast of Wellsburg.
This couple lived in Grundy county (near Buck Grove, north of Holland) for many years and also six years in South Dakota where they were engaged in farming. In 1947 they moved to Wellsburg. To this family was born one son, George.
Mrs. Hoodjer became a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church on May 21, 1922, and loved to attend the worship services all her days.
Those who preceded her in death were her husband Claus on October 28, 1954, her parents, three sisters and four brothers.
She leaves to mourn her son George, one brother, Dick, of Wellsburg and a host of relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 February 1960, pg 18
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