OLTHOFF, Heine H. 1892-1968
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Date: 1/19/2015 at 10:54:50
Heine H. Olthoff, Lifelong Resident, Dies Here Sunday
Funeral services for Heine H. Olthoff, 76, lifelong Wellsburg area resident, were held at 1 p.m. this Wednesday at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church northeast of Wellsburg.
Rev. Ralph Anderson officiated at the service.
Special music for the service was provided by vocalist Eldon Harms and organist Mrs. Gordon Junker. Flower attendants were Mrs. William Meyer and Mrs. Frank Meyeraan Sr.
Casket bearers were Darrell Koch, Dallas Koch, Don Rouse, Harlyn Riekena, Rolin Knock and Henry Maas.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Olthoff died at 4 a.m. Sunday at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital of cancer. He lived to the age of 76 years, and one month.
Heine H. Olthoff was born on a farm northeast of Wellsburg in Shiloh township on February 2, 1892, the son of Heinrich and Marie Olthoff. He attended the rural school in the area.
On January 16, 1924, he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Koch. Following their marriage they began farming in Shiloh Township. In 1958 they moved to their present farm place which was the Olthoff home place.
In 1959 they retired from farming but continued to live on their farm. He was a long time member of the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
For the past two years his health had been failing. On February 16, 1968 he was taken to the hospital for treatment. On Monday, Feb. 26th he submitted to surgery at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.
The following Saturday, March 2nd, he was transferred to the Grundy County Memorial Hospital where he passed away.
Those who preceded him in death were his parents, 1 brother, August in infancy, 2 sisters, Sara, Mrs. Harry Maas, Bertha, Mrs. Louis Kaiser.
Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Minnie, three sisters, (Anna), Mrs. Anton Venenga of Wellsburg, (Tena), Mrs. Henry Buskohl of Leaf River, Illinois, (Lydia) Mrs. Harry Knock of Parkersburg and a host of other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 March 1968, pg 9
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