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PETERS, Elsie 1876-1952


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/27/2015 at 14:15:16

Services Saturday For Mrs. H. Peters

Funeral services were held Saturday for Mrs. Harm Peters, who died at her home in Wellsburg on Wednesday of last week. Services were at the home at one o'clock and later at the Reformed church with Rev. Edw. Jurgens officiating. Burial was in the family lot in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Music at the service was by Norma Murra and Erma Ruter. The organist was Marcella Neessen.

Flower attendants were Mrs. Louie Wulf and Mrs. John Heinrich. Casketbearers were Edwin Peters, Jake J. Peters, Conrad Molendorp, Jerry Molendorp, Jerry D. Huisman and Will D. Huisman.

The following obituary was read by the officiating pastor:

Mrs. Harm Peters, nee Elsie Huisman, was born on November 27, 1876, Ackley, Iowa, and passed away at 10:00 a.m. at her home on October 1, 1952. Her span of life was privileged to be 75 years, 10 months and 4 days.

When the deceased was seven years old, the parental family moved from Ackley to a farm north of Wellsburg where she grew to womanhood.

In December of the year 1896, she was united in marriage to Mr. Harm Peters. They were blessed with a family of six children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. The home of this family was located on a farm a mile east of Wellsburg. When Mr. Peters passed away on January 13, 1914, Mrs. Peters remained on the farm for several years until 1920 when she moved to the town of Wellsburg.

The life of the departed was blessed with usual health and strength. It was about 11 years ago when her physical well-being became impaired, after being afflicted with an illness. Surprisingly, she in her lame condition was able to manage her work in the home and could enjoy many of the daily blessings. During the past year she became weaker and complications resulted. A needed operation was performed with success, but it was followed with a severe stroke from which she did not recover.

Both Mrs. Peters and her husband became charter members of the Wellsburg Reformed church upon confession of faith on June 2, 1897. With joy she was privileged to celebrate with the congregation its fiftieth jubilee in 1947. She gave her devotion to the Lord and to the church as much as she could, even in her last years of life.

At her passing she leaves to mourn the following: Jake of Wellsburg; Jerry of Holland; Emma, Mrs. Seddie Cogswell, Grundy Center; Tillie, Mrs. Lynn Bausman, Eldora; Lydia, Mrs. Floyd Bausman, Parkersburg; Harm, at home; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Helmer Molendorp, Wellsburg, besides many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and one sister.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 October 1952, pg 8


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