FINKE, Kate 1876-1961
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/24/2015 at 19:03:04
Mrs. John Fink Dies in Hospital
Mrs. John Fink of Wellsburg died Monday morning in the Grundy hospital where she had been a patient a short time. She was 84 years old.
The body was taken to the Doyen Funeral Home in Wellsburg where funeral arrangements were made. Services will be at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at St. Paul's Lutheran church northeast of Wellsburg. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church. The services will be conducted by Rev. Roger Treadway.
Death was due to advanced age and complications. She was taken to the hospital on March 6.
Surviving are eight children: Mrs. William Stickfort, Stout; Mrs. Carl Heinrich, Chris, Mrs. Gratus Ross, and Ebe, all of Wellsburg; Mrs. George C. Schmidt, Grundy Center; Mrs. Klaas J. Muller, Parkersburg; Mrs. William Meyer, Holland; a brother, William Harms, Wellsburg.
Other survivors include 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one brother, William Harms of Wellsburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Finke, on August 25, 1943; a daughter, Louise, in infancy in 1907; a son, John, in 1936; a foster son, Charles Marquardt, 1954; eight brothers and two sisters.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 March 1961, pg 8
Funeral Thursday For Mrs. Finke, Lifelong Resident
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the home, and later at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, for Mrs. John Finke, 84, who died at 9:45 a.m. last Monday in the Grundy County Memorial hospital.
Rev. Roger Treadway was in charge of the service. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Music for the funeral was furnished by the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church choir, with Mrs. Henry Maas organist. Mrs. William Koch Jr. and Mrs. Ralph DeVries were flower attendants.
Pall bearers were Marlin Harms, Alvin Harms, Ibe J. Harms, George J. Harms, Edward H. Harms and Ibeling W. Harms.
Mrs. John (Kate) Finke was a life long resident of Iowa, who was born in Colfax Township of Grundy County, to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ibeling Harms, on October 11, 1876.
She received her formal education from the rural schools and her religious training from St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she became a baptized and confirmed member.
On March 1, 1898, she was married to John Finke at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, and took up residence south of Parkersburg. In 1913 Mr. and Mrs. Finke settled on a farm east of Wellsburg where on August 25, 1943, Mr. Finke passed away.
Mrs. Finke was a faithful member of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, and a life member of the United Lutheran Church Women.
Mrs. Finke was preceded in death by her husband, John Finke; a daughter, Louise; a son, John; a foster son, Charles Marquardt; 8 brothers and 2 sisters.
She is survived by six daughters: Mrs. William Stickfort (Sophie) from Stout, Mrs. Carl Heinrich (Martha) from Wellsburg, Mrs. Gratus Ross (Lena) from Wellsburg, Mrs. George C. Schmidt (Minnie), Grundy Center, Mrs. Klaas J. Miller (Carrian) from Parkersburg, Mrs. William Meyer (Edna) from Holland; two sons, Mr. Ebe Finke and Mr. Chris Finke from Wellsburg; one brother, Mr. William Harms; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 March 1961, pg 10
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