HARRENSTEIN, Claus 1881-1961
HARRENSTEIN, TERFEHN, BROWER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/24/2015 at 20:51:01
Claus Harrenstein Funeral Thursday
Funeral services were held for Claus Harrenstein last Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Doyen Funeral home and at 1:30 p.m. in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church. Interment was in St. Paul's Cemetery with Rev. Roger E. Treadway officiating.
Pallbearers were Lloyd Gronewald, Herman Harrenstein, Harris Harrenstein, Harold Rindels, Alvin G. Harrenstein, and John Harrenstein.
Music for the service was furnished by the church choir. Mrs. Henry Maas was organist.
Mr. Harrenstein was born in Freeport, Illinois on March 19, 1881 to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Herman Harrenstein.
When he was three years old his family moved to Grundy County, and settled on a farm in Colfax township. Growing up in Colfax township Mr. Harrenstein received his formal education under the direction of the Colfax township Rural School System, and then began farming with his father.
On February 6, 1907 Mr. Claus Harrenstein and Miss Dena Terfehn were united in marriage by the Reverend C. Heinrich, a former pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church.
After ten years of married life, on their farm in Pleasant Valley township, Mr. Harrenstein's wife passed away in September in the year of our Lord 1917.
In May 1919, Mr. Harrenstein married Lena Brower and continued farming northeast of Wellsburg until he retired in the fall of 1951, and moved with his wife to Wellsburg.
Last March Mr. Harrenstein was taken to the Grundy County Memorial Hospital after a light stroke and was later taken to a nursing home in Eldora. He remained at the nursing home with his wife who has been confined to the nursing home for the past two years until he was recently taken to the Eldora Memorial Hospital.
On September 11, Mr. Harrenstein passed away at 3 p.m., in the hospital, at the age of 80.
Mr. Harrenstein was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, 3 sisters and 6 brothers. He is survived by his wife, Lena, one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Emma) Williams of Steamboat Rock, one foster daughter, Mrs. George (Louise) Thoren of Grundy Center, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 September 1961, pg 19
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