VENENGA, Anton 1891-1962
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/20/2015 at 12:38:31
Funeral Wednes. For Anton Venenga
Funeral services for Anton Venenga, retired Colfax township farmer, were held at 1 p.m. this Wednesday at the family home in Wellsburg, and at 1:30 in St. Paul's Evangelical Luth. church.
Rev. Peter Larsen officiated the service. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Casket bearers were LeRoy Gerloff, Henry Lee Gerloff, John Lupkes, Ronald Venenga, Willard Ross and Rolin Knock.
Special music for the service was provided by the church choir. Mrs. Frank Meyeraan Jr. was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Harris Peters and Mrs. Lubert Meyer.
Mr. Venenga passed away Sunday at his home in Wellsburg.
Anton Venenga, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Buss Venenga was born on May 7, 1891 in Colfax township, Grundy county. He reached the age of 71 years, 5 months and 27 days.
Anton Venenga received his education in a rural school in Grundy county. On December 11, 1912, he married the former Anna Olthoff. This union was blessed with three sons and three daughters. They made their home on the same farm in Colfax township for 44 years. Since Dec. 28, 1956 they have made their home in Wellsburg.
Mr. Venenga was baptised on July 26, 1891 at Colfax Center Presbyterian church. He has been a long time communing member of St. Paul's Evangelical Luth. church. Burial services were held at St. Paul's Ev. Luth. church and interment in St. Paul's Ev. Luth. church cemetery.
Mr. Venenga is survived by his wife, Anna, Wellsburg; two sons, Bernard, Conrad; Harvey, Newton; and three daughters, Helen, Mrs. Lyle Davis, New Providence; Arvilla, Mrs. Henry Gerloff, New Hartford; and Margie Ann, Mrs. Duane Winkowitsch, Wellsburg and a brother, Menno, Wellsburg. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Venenga was preceded in death by his parents, a stillborn son, a great-grandson and a sister.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 November 1962, pg 10
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