MEYER, Wort 1874-1944
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Date: 1/28/2015 at 10:44:48
Wort Meyer Died Thursday After Long Illness
Wort Meyer died at his home near Hampton last Thursday after a long illness. He would have been 70 years old the coming August.
Funeral services were held at the home at 12 o'clock Monday and at 2 o'clock at the Reformed church in Wellsburg. Rev. Wm. Landsiedel conducted the services. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church here. Pallbearers were Andrew Olthoff, Henry Lutterman, Herman Graff, Eugene Klein, Ailt Dult and Chas. Burkle.
Wort Lambert Meyer was born Aug. 31, 1874, at Remels, Eastfriesland, Germany. When a boy at 6 years of age he came with his mother and two of his brothers and one sister to this country, who settled at Holland, Iowa, where he went to school and grew to manhood.
As an efficient farmer he made his home on a farm two miles south of Wellsburg. After choosing his helpmate he was joined in holy wedlock April 19, 1916, with Meta Meyer of Wellsburg, who as a faithful companion shared with him joys and sorrows over a period of 28 years--17 years on the farm in the vicinity of Wellsburg and 11 years at their present home on the farm near Hampton. God blessed their happy union with three children, one of whom died in infancy, the others being the sunshine under the parental roof, especially when the deceased husband and father became a patient sufferer for the last four years.
His health was seriously failing since July the past year. When all medical help and advice seemed to be of no avail and his malady gradually absorbing his physical strength, he became confined to bed ever since December 1943. During his illness he received the best of care which loving hands can offer. His school of suffering in which the Lord came closer to his soul, was an absolute preparation for his spiritual contact with his Savior, because his confession gave evidence that he cared no more for earthly vanishing things. He expressed a desire that the Lord should release him from his suffering and receive him unto Himself. When his spiritual longing had reached its climax after days and nights of unspeakable pain and anguish, the Lord in His providence graciously heard the pleading of his yearning soul and let him peacefully fall asleep to awake in the heavenly realm to be with Christ. Thus the Lord severed all earthly ties terminating his weary pilgrimage Thursday, May 4, at 11:30 o'clock a.m.
He reached the age of 69 years, 8 months and 4 days. His departure is mourned by his sorrow-stricken widow of Hampton, Ia.; his son Lambert and wife of Hampton; his daughter Anna, Mrs. Ernest Boerkle and her husband of Geneva, Iowa; 3 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John Frerichs, Sr., and one brother, Tonjes Meyer, both of Holland, and a host of other relatives and friends. The Wellsburg Reformed congregation of which he remained a faithful member ever since June 4, 1916, will preserve for him a faithful memory. We commit the sorrowing family unto Him, who is able to assuage and soothe the bleeding hearts and comfort them over the loss of their beloved husband and father. May this occasion again remind every one earnestly to pray:
"Who knows, how near my end may be!
Time speeds away and death comes on.
How swiftly, O, how sudden!
May death be here and life be gone?
My God, for Jesus' sake, I pray
Thy peace may bless my dying day!"
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 May 1944, pg 9, 4
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