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HUISMAN, Henry 1915-1976


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/30/2014 at 11:31:33

Henry Huisman Is Buried Here On Friday

Henry Edward Huisman passed away Monday noon, September 20, 1976, at the hospital in Clinton, Ark. due to carcinoma. He reached the age of 61 years, 3 months and 21 days.

He was born on May 29, 1915, on a farm in German township, north of Wellsburg, the son of Dick and Tatjie (Ross) Huisman. He attended the rural school in the area.

On September 28, 1944, he was united in marriage to Miss Fanny Rewerts at the Little Brown Church at Nashua. Following the ceremony they made their home on the Huisman family home place where he was born.

The union was blessed with two children, Sandra and Alan. Mrs. Huisman passed away on March 3, 1954.

On October 7, 1958, he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth JoAnn Shepherd at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. They farmed on their farm place until April of 1974, at which time they moved to Fairfield Bay, Ark. to make their home.

He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg for many years and served several times on the Church Council. After moving to Arkansas he became a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Fairfield Bay by letter of transfer on November 6, 1975. He was serving on the Church Council as an Elder.

Henry was active in the Grundy County Farm Bureau during his farming life. After moving to Arkansas he was employed as a Security Guard in the Fairfield Bay area.

Preceding him in death were his father, Dick Huisman Sr., his first wife, Fanny, and an infant son, Howard James Huisman who was born on July 29, 1959 and passed away August 11, 1959.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Elizabeth JoAnn; 1 daughter, Mrs. Sandra Harms of Grundy Center; 2 sons, Alan J. Huisman of Reinbeck and David Wayne Huisman of Waterloo; 1 step-daughter, Debra Kay Allen of Fairfield Bay; his aged mother, Mrs. Tatjie Huisman, who is confined to the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center in Grundy Center; 4 brothers and one sister; Jerry Huisman of Grundy Center, William D. Huisman of Parkersburg, Dick D. Huisman of Wellsburg, Albert Huisman of Wellsburg and Mrs. Tielko (Gertie) Bunger of Wellsburg; 6 grandchildren, 6 step-children and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 24, 1976 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Clarence Alexander was clergyman. Eldon Harms was soloist. A hymn was also sung by the congregation. Mrs. Eldon Harms was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Vernon Penning and Mrs. Norman Harms. Pallbearers were Vernon Penning, Jerry Molendorp, Clarence Heinrich, Norman Harms, Darrell Koch and Don Simonson. Interment was in the cemetery adjoining the church. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 September 1976, pg 13


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