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NEESSEN, Heiko C. 1891-1959


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/22/2014 at 20:56:34

Heiko C. Neessen, Lifelong Resident, Buried Thursday

Heiko C. Neessen, 68, lifelong resident of northwest Grundy county, died last Tuesday morning in Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, where he had been a patient eight days following a stroke.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Second Christian Reformed church, with Rev. Carl Toeset in charge. Burial was in the Reformed church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Henry Kannegieter, Clarence Beecroft, Herman Sietsema, John J. Meester, Thomas Claassen and Edward Ammann.

Special music was furnished by Mrs. Clarence Beecroft, soloist. Mrs. Ray Toomsen was organist. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. John W. Ross and Mrs. H. L. Luwe.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ulfert Poppen, Mrs. Ackerman, Landau Poppen, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin P. Denekas, all of German Valley, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Broer Immenga of Elkhorn, Wis.; Dr. and Mrs. John Masselink of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Masselink, Peoria, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Leland Cannon and family of Grand Haven, Mich.

Heiko Albertus Neessen, or as he was commonly known in the community, Heiko C. Neessen, reached the age of 68 years, one month and 9 days, when death came at the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo last Tuesday morning, August 18. He had been taken to the hospital August 10 because of a stroke.

Heiko was born July 9, 1891, in Colfax township, Grundy county, Iowa. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Chris Neessen. On October 11, 1916, he was united in marriage to Miss Henrietta Deters. A daughter, Evelyn, was born from this union. After farming north of Wellsburg, the Neessens retired from the farm in 1946 and moved to the town of Wellsburg.

Mr. Neessen made profession of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in the Wellsburg Reformed church on March 27, 1927. In March of 1958 the family united with the Second Christian Reformed church of Wellsburg. The departed brother had been a regular attendant at the meetings of the Men's Club.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Evelyn, of Grand Rapids, Michigan; one brother, Claus, of Wellsburg; one sister, Katherine, Mrs. John Masselink, formerly of Orange City, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Dena C. Neessen.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 August 1959, pg 13


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