DOYEN, Grace 1895-1951
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/27/2015 at 11:19:32
Mrs. John Doyen Died at Wellsburg
Mrs. John Doyen died at 10 o'clock Tuesday night at her home in Wellsburg. She had been in failing health for more than a year and during that time had been at hospitals frequently for treatment. All that could possibly be done to relieve her condition was unable to bring a cure. She was 55 years old.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 Saturday afternoon and later at the Second Christian church at Wellsburg, with Rev. John Olthoff, resident pastor, officiating.
A complete history of Mrs. Doyen's life will appear in the next issue of The Register.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 January 1951, pg 1
Rites Saturday For Mrs. Doyen
Last rites were held at the Second Christian Reformed church in Wellsburg Saturday afternoon for Mrs. John Doyen, who died after a long illness January 10th. There was a very large attendance at the church service. All seats in the auditorium and in the church basement were occupied during the service. The services were conducted by Rev. John Olthoff, assisted by Rev. Joseph VandeKieft.
Music was by Mrs. C. H. Beecroft, soloist, and by Mrs. Ray Toomsen, organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Ben Peters, Mrs. J. L. Fischer and Mrs. Don Purvis. The casketbearers were Lee Etjen, Joe Eygabroad, Virgil Claassen, Henry Hippen, John W. Ross and George A. Geerdes.
Grace Viola Doyen was born in Ackley February 21st, 1895. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Shugar. She grew up in Ackley, attended school there and later for a time served as a telephone operator.
On Sept. 13, 1919, Grace Shugar and John Doyen were married. They began housekeeping in Wellsburg and this remained their home ever since. She was a member of the 2nd Christian Reformed church, the Willing Workers Society and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are the husband, 3 children, John Jr. and Elwood at home and Mrs. Delbert Lindaman of Wellsburg; two grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. George Brindle of Marshalltown and Mrs. Frank Wiese of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two brothers, John Shugar of Ackley and Frank Shugar of Cedar Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Harry, Oran and William and one sister, Nell.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 January 1951, pg 16
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