FISHER, Fred 1865-1930
FISHER, REEVERS, KOOLMAN
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/20/2014 at 20:09:34
Fred Fisher, Deceased
End Came to Him Suddenly at Home -- Burial Friday
Mention of the sudden death of Fred Fisher was made in last Thursday's World-Journal. Following tells of his life:
Fred Fisher, son of John A. Fisher and nee Julia Reevers, was born in Hardin county April 16, 1865, and passed into his eternal rest on the morning of December 2nd, 1930; age 65 years, 7 months and 15 days.
He grew to manhood on the farm here and was united in marriage to Miss Titia Koolman on March 18, 1890. To this union eleven children were born, two of whom preceded him in death.
Mr. Fisher and family lived on a farm eight miles southeast of Ackley, until two years ago when they became residents of Ackley. For a year or more he had been in failing health.
He had been a life-long member of the Eastfriesland church, as well as a faithful and loyal member, active in every work of the church.
His passing came suddenly and was wholly unexpected, without sign of warning to himself or family.
He arose on Tuesday a.m. as usual and went about his duties. At 10:30 the family discovered that he was not as well as usual; a physician was called, but upon his arrival Mr. Fisher had passed away.
Those that remain to mourn his death are his bereaved widow, four sons and five daughters. They are John, Julius and Arend of Wellsburg, Joe Of Ackley, Mrs. Rev. Wm. Schneck of Highland, Wisconsin, Mrs. Claus Janssen of Eldora, Ia., Mrs. Geo. Primus of Steamboat Rock, Ia., and Marie and Freida at home. There also remains one brother, Rev. Alzo Fisher of Canton, China, and one sister of California. Besides these there remain nine grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. W. Engelke, pastor of East Friesland church and his remains were interred in the cemetery close by in German township.
--The Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 11 December 1930, pg 10
Fred Fisher Dies From Heart Attack
Was a Long Time Resident of Grundy County; Moved to Ackley Lately
Fred Fisher, an extensive land owner and for many years a resident of Grundy county, died very suddenly at his home in Ackley Tuesday from heart failure. He had been driving about town during the day in his usual health. Later in the day while he was helping his son put wood in the basement he was suddenly stricken and fell to the basement floor. He was dead before a doctor could reach him.
Mr. Fisher lived in Grundy and Hardin county all of his life. He was born in Hardin county 65 years ago. He owned three farms at the time of his death located a short distance west and north of Wellsburg. The family home was a mile and a half southeast of Wellsburg. Mr. Fisher and the unmarried members of his family moved from the farm to the town of Ackley last March.
Surviving relatives are the wife and nine children. The children are John, Julius, Arthur and Joe, all living in the vicinity of Wellsburg. The five daughters are Mrs. Claas Janssen, Wellsburg, Mrs. William Schenck, from Wisconsin, Mrs. Martha Primus, Ackley, and Freda and Marie, who are at home. There are eleven grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Ezra Bratt from Los Angeles, and a brother, Rev. Alonzo Fisher, who is a missionary in China.
Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon and later at the Eastfriesland Presbyterian church in German township with Rev. W. Engelke officiating.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 December 1930, pg 9
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