LOOFF, Carrie 1869-1953
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Date: 1/27/2015 at 17:31:00
Mrs. Carrie Looff Died Last Sunday After Long Illness
Mrs. Carrie Looff passed away Sunday, October 25, 1953 at 2:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Rhoads Sr. at Grundy Center, where she had lived since November 5, 1949. She attained to the age of 83 years, 11 months and 21 days. For the past month she had been bedfast. Her death came as a result of the infirmities of old age.
On November 4, 1869 she as born to Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Rindels in Germany. In the year 1880 when she was 11 years of age she came to America with her parents and their family. The family then settled at Wellsburg where they lived continuously except for two and one half years which were spent in Clarion. The deceased was married Henry Looff on November 17, 1899 at Clarion. In 1901 the Rindels and Looff families returned to Wellsburg.
Mrs. Looff was a charter member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church. She was also a Gold Star member of the Wellsburg American Legion Auxiliary.
Those who mourn her loss are two sons: Henry of Ocheyedan and Carl of Fort Madison; three daughters: Esther, now Mrs. James Dawson of Charles City; Jennie, now Mrs. Charles Rhoads Sr. of Grundy Center and Ella Mae, now Mrs. Kenneth Winters of Iowa Falls. There are 26 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one brother, Gust Rindels Sr. of Grundy Center who also survives.
Those preceding the deceased in death were her husband, two sons: John who was killed in action in World War I on November 9, 1918 and Hillie, also two daughters, Abbie, Mrs. Edward Eygabroad and Carrie.
Funeral services were held at the Wellsburg Reformed Church at 2:00 p.m. today (Wednesday). Interment was made in the Reformed Church cemetery. Rev. Paul Schmidt of the Parkersburg Reformed Church assisted by Rev. F. J. Langenberg of the Bethany Presbyterian Church of Grundy Center, officiated at the services.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 October 1953, pg 10
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