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MOLENDORP, Elizabeth 1913-1968


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/16/2014 at 09:10:45

Funeral Thursday For Mrs. Molendorp At Colfax Church

Funeral services for Mrs. Jerry Molendorp were held on Thursday afternoon, May 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Colfax Center Presbyterian church.

Rev. Gene Straatmeyer was officiating pastor. Music was given by Mrs. Gene Straatmeyer and James Kruse, who were accompanied by Mrs. Raymond Hinders. Mrs. Hiram Dieken was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Bernard Harms and Mrs. Bernerd Stahl.

Pall bearers were Dale Diamond, Dean Diamond, Alvin Smit, Harold Dean Heronimus, T. J. Heronimus and Bernard A. Engelkes.

Interment was made in the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mrs. Molendorp passed away shortly after 5 o'clock Monday morning, May 6, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo following a lingering illness. She had been in the hospital continuously since February 23rd for treatment. She reached the age of 54 years, 7 months, and 25 days.

She was born on September 11, 1913, on a farm in Colfax Township, northeast of Wellsburg, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Maas (nee Rena Meyer). She attended the rural school in the area. On November 25, 1935, she was united in marriage to Jerry Molendorp at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church by the Rev. George Swalve. Following their marriage they made their home on a farm in German township northwest of Wellsburg. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 1 daughter.

She was a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church having made confession of her faith in Jesus Christ on April 2, 1950.

Those who preceded her in death were: her father, John Maas who passed away January 1, 1943, one sister, Florence, Mrs. Henry Smit, and one brother in infancy.

Those left to mourn her passing are: her husband, Jerry, 2 sons and 1 daughter, Gary Dean, Bill, and Jane Molendorp, all at home; her aged mother, Mrs. Rena Maas of Wellsburg; 2 sisters (Helen), Mrs. Tom Heronimus of Holland, Mrs. Janet Rademaker of Wellsburg, and one brother, Johnnie Maas of Cedar Falls, and a host of other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 May 1968, pg 9


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