SMIT, George A. 1898-1979
SMIT, FREESE, TJEPKES
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Date: 7/9/2014 at 16:33:40
George A. Smit Funeral Held
George A. Smit, 81, of Grundy Center, died Thursday, November 15 at the Americana Care Center in Waterloo. He had been transferred to the center November 12 from Schoitz Hospital where he was a patient.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 in the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church, rural Holland, with Rev. Jerry Van Curler officiating. Mrs. Tom Simms sang "Softly and Tenderly" and "Near to the Heart of God." She was accompanied by Mrs. Lillian Dieken who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude. Casketbearers were Wilbur Smit, Raymond Hinders, Joseph Junker, Arnold Tjepkes, Freeman Groote and Marlyn Peters. Harm G. Hook and Herman Akkerman served as ushers. Floral attendants were Mrs. Charles Thoren and Mrs. Kenneth Harken. Interment was held at the Colfax Church Cemetery. Friends and relatives returned to the church for fellowship.
George was born September 14, 1898 in Colfax township, the son of H. P. and Swantze Freese Smit. On September 11, 1924, he was married to Jennie Tjepkes at the Lincoln Center Church. They lived on the Smit family farm west of Holland until 1969 when they retired and moved to Grundy Center. Mr. Smit was a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church. His favorite hobby was bowling and he belonged to several leagues.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Jennie; one son, Virgil of Tempe, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Velma) Kubler of Cedar Falls; one sister, Mrs. Lena Engelkes of Grundy Center; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 November 1979, pg 3
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