JASPERS, Harm 1885-1942
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Date: 1/28/2015 at 09:47:42
End Comes For Harm Jaspers At Hospital
Harm Jaspers died at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown at one o'clock Sunday afternoon. He was afflicted with a cancer. His health began to fail about a year ago, but he did not regard his condition as serious and did not consult a doctor until two months before his death. Two weeks ago he was taken to the hospital where he submitted to an operation in the hopes of prolonging his life.
Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon and later at the Reformed church in Wellsburg with Rev. Wm. Landsiedel officiating. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Resided in Same Neighborhood All His Life
Mr. Jaspers was born in Grundy county. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Jaspers, early residents of Colfax township. Following the death of his parents, the son Harm and his wife moved on the home farm and that remained their home continually. Harm Jaspers and Miss Kate Venenga, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Venenga, were married 29 years ago.
Mr. Jaspers had a wide acquaintance and he was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
Surviving are the wife, three sons and one daughter. Two of the sons are in the United States army. The one son, Franklin, is with the American army in Australia. Another son, Jake, is in training at Camp Roberts, Calif. He was able to come home Friday and was with his father two days before the end came. The mother, son LeRoy, and the one daughter Lillian are at home.
Mr. Jaspers came from a family of two sons and six daughters. The other son Sam died about four years ago. One of the daughters, Mrs. Dowd Schmidt, died a number of years ago. Surviving sisters are Mrs. D. J. Peters, Mrs. W. E. Knock, Mrs. H. C. Primus, Mrs. John Neessen and Mrs. Martin Thomas.
Pallbearers were Fred Ruter, John Ohling, Andrew Olthoff, Asa Slifer, Rudolf Hook and John Lupkes.
Relatives from a distance who were here for the funeral were the son Jake from California, Doud Schmidt and daughter from Algona.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 July 1942, pg 9
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