TACK, Philip 1889-1978
TACK, RASKE, KIEWIET, FRANKEN
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Date: 7/10/2014 at 07:25:12
Philip Tack Rites at Colfax
Funeral services for Philip Tack were held Friday morning, November 24, at 10:30 in the Colfax Center Presbyterian church. Rev. Jerry Van Curler officiated, assisted by Rev. E. H. Buschman.
David and Karen Dix, granddaughter and grandson-in-law sang "Thy Will Be Done". The congregation sang "Sweet Hour of Prayer". Mrs. Raymond Hinders was accompanist. Grandsons of Mr. Tack were pallbearers: Donavon Bakker, Arlen Kruger, Robert Tack, William Tack, Rodney Heikens and Roger Heikens. Ushers were Harm G. Hook and Milf Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Junker and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Tjepkes took care of the floral arrangements. Burial was in the church cemetery. Friends and relatives returned to the church following the committal service for a period of fellowship and lunch.
Philip was born November 21, 1889 in Germany and died November 20, 1978 in the Grundy County Memorial Hospital, at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 29 days. He was the son of Phillip and Ella Raske Tack. At the age of two his family came to America, settling in Butler county, Iowa. They later moved to Buck Grove where Philip grew to manhood. On January 5, 1910 he was united in marriage to Reka Kiewiet at the Colfax Center church parsonage. After their marriage the Tack family lived at Holland until 1946 when they retired and moved to the present home in Grundy Center. Mrs. Tack died December 27, 1950. On June 16, 1953 Mr. Tack was united in marriage to Reka Franken. She died January 16, 1971. Since then he had lived alone. He had been a patient in the Allen Memorial hospital until November 19 when he was transferred to the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Tack was a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church where he had served as trustee and elder. He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, three brothers, two step-brothers and one granddaughter.
Mr. Tack is survived by one son, Marvin, of rural Holland and three daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Ella) Bakker, Grundy Center; Mrs. Conrad (Annette) Flater of Holland and Mrs. Evert (Lorraine) Heikens of Wellsburg, 11 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 November 1978, pg 3
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