LANDSIEDEL, Louise 1882-1958
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/23/2014 at 15:34:35
Mrs. Landsiedel's Funeral Saturday
Funeral services were held in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Thursday, and Saturday a service was conducted in the home of Mrs. John Flessner, and later in the Welslburg Reformed church, for Mrs. William J. Landsiedel.
Mrs. Landsiedel died last Wednesday in a Washington, D.C., hospital after a brief serious illness. She had made her home there the past 12 years.
The local service was conducted by Rev. George C. Poppen of the Reformed church, the same church her husband had served as pastor for 31 years. Rev. Poppen was assisted by Rev. William Everts of Waterloo, who read scripture and gave prayer, and Rev. E. Kampman of Ackley, who preached the sermon. Burial was in the church cemetery beside her husband.
Casket bearers were members of the church consistory, Leonard Gelder, Fred Gross, Mart Boeke, Andrew Ohling, George Anderson and Woodrow Lindaman.
Mrs. William J. Landsiedel, nee Louise Meyer, was born on Nov. 27, 1882, in Plymouth, Wis. She was one of eight children and lived with her parents 1/2 mile from the Mission House College near Plymouth, Wis. It was in her teens that she first professed her faith at her confirmation under the teaching of Rev. C. T. Martin.
On May 24, 1905, she was married to Rev. William J. Landsiedel and joined him in a commitment to the work of the Church. Her early experience as a minister's wife was in the pioneer setting of the Dakotas where they served one church and five affiliated smaller churches in the then-called Reformed Church in the United States. In 1909 they moved to Campbellsport, Wis. After four years they received a call to the Baileyville Reformed church in the Reformed Church in America denomination.
After two years they moved to Wellsburg in 1915 and worked together there for 31 years. Thru all these years she worked faithfully beside her husband, serving her Lord and Savior. She was very active in the local Sunday School, Dorcas, and Ladies' Aid. She was a friend to all and tried in many ways to help people along life's road.
On May 3, 1946, Mrs. Landsiedel lost her husband, and in the fall of that year moved to Washington, D. C., where together with her daughters Edna and Erna she made her home. During those 12 years, Mrs. Landsiedel kept in close touch with the Wellsburg people, by visits and by cards and letters. It always made her so happy when someone or some group remembered her in some way. For these relationships the entire family was most grateful.
While in Washington, D. C. Mrs. Landsiedel found a new spiritual home in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. She greatly cherished the friendships made in her association there.
Following recurrent illnesses she was confined to her home since the 12th of February. It was on April 7 that she was hospitalized and on the following day that she passed away.
Surviving her are three daughters: Misses Erna and Edna Landsiedel of Washington, D. C. and Lillian, Mrs. Norman Neiger of New York City, also, a sister, Mrs. Anton Meyer of Plymouth, Wis., as well as nephews and nieces and many other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 April 1958, pg 10
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