DEVRIES, Ella 1885-1961
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/24/2015 at 20:25:14
Mrs. Henry DeVries Funeral Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Henry DeVries, 75, were held Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock in the home followed by a service in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. Rev. Roger Treadway officiated. Music was furnished by the church choir with Mrs. Henry Maas presiding at the organ. Flower attendants were Mrs. Vernon Meints and Mrs. Bernard E. Engelkes.
Casket bearers were Jake B. Engelkes, Henry Engelkes, Ibe J. Harms, Chris Finke, Henry Aalfs, and Harold F. Harms.
Mrs. DeVries passed away early Saturday afternoon at the Boorom Nursing Home in Cedar Falls from complications of old age. She was taken to Allen Memorial hospital May 24 and then moved to the nursing home June 8.
Mrs. Henry (Ella) DeVries, a lifelong resident of Grundy county, was born Aug. 7, 1885, to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Klaas Muller. She grew up in the county and received her formal education from the rural school.
On Feb. 28, 1912, she married Henry DeVries and settled on a farm northeast of Wellsburg. She remained on the home place until May 24, 1961, when she was taken to Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo for observation after an illness at home. On June 8 she was taken to the Boorom Nursing Home in Cedar Falls, where she passed away on June 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the age of 75 years.
Mrs. Henry DeVries, a confirmed member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church, was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one infant sister. She is survived by one son, Ralph DeVries; one daughter, Miss Gertie DeVries; two grandchildren, Ruth and Robert DeVries; four brothers: Jacob Muller from Dike, Ia., Heine Muller from Parkersburg, Jelsche Muller of Parkersburg, and Klaas Muller from Cedar Falls; and one sister, Mrs. Sara Wirtjes from Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 June 1961, pg 11
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