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DENEUI, Joh 1871-1945


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/28/2015 at 20:54:55

Funeral Services For Joh DeNeui Last Friday

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home and later at the Second Christian Reformed church of Wellsburg for Johannus DeNeui, a pioneer resident of this community. The local pastor, Rev. J. H. Rubingh, conducted the service. Two appropriate hymns, "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" were sung by Mrs. Harold Kluver and Mrs. Wilbur Knock. Casketbearers were Peter E. Ruter, Andrew Anderson, Thomas Schafer, Dick Gelder Sr., John Flessner and Ibe Harms Sr. Mrs. John W. Ross and Mrs. John Doyen were flower attendants. Interment was made in the family lot in the Wellsburg Reformed church cemetery.

Johannus DeNeui was born in Shiloh township northwest of the village of Wellsburg on March 26, 1871. He was the son of Johannus DeNeui and Faurke Winenga, who were early pioneers of this vicinity. Mr. DeNeui lived in this community all his life and was known and respected by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. On Feb. 1894 he began farming for himself two miles northwest of Wellsburg. In the fall of the same year on December 13th he was united in marriage to Miss Kathrine Jaspers of Steamboat Rock. It was their privilege in the kind providence of God to live together for more than fifty years. Last fall in the midst of their children, relatives and friends they might commemorate their golden anniversary and remember the happy years spent together.

In 1935 Mr. DeNeui retired from the active operation of the farm and built a dwelling just south of the home place where he and Mrs. DeNeui resided for the past ten years. Mr. DeNeui continued to be active and helped with various tasks on the farm. Although he has not been so well recently, his departure came as a shock to everyone. He had no sick bed, but was suddenly stricken with a heart attack which was fatal last Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, while in Eldora where he and Mrs. DeNeui had gone to make a few business calls.

He had passed the 74th milepost of his life by 5 months and 2 days. Considering the brevity of life it was a comparatively long pilgrimage, but it reminds us again that there is but a step betwixt us and death.

Mr. DeNeui was a lifetime and respected citizen of this community, as well as one of its early pioneers. A large group of relatives and friends pay their final respects to his memory and extend their sincerest sympathy to the bereaved widow and children. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was a generous supporter of his church, and in the early days of its history served on the building committee and also as its treasurer.

He was preceded in death from the circle of his family by an infant child in 1910 and also by his son John who died in 1922. One sister and a brother have also passed away before the brother's death.

The loved ones who mourn his death are his widow, Mrs. Johannus DeNeui, two daughters, Mrs. Floy Bergman and Mrs. Fannie Kannegieter of Wellsburg; 5 sons, Abraham of Wellsburg, Jay of Cedar Falls, Roy and Ernest of Wellsburg, and Capt. Herman DeNeui, serving with the armed forces in Germany. Other survivors are an elder brother, Martin DeNeui of Wellsburg, and a younger brother, Bert DeNeui of Steamboat Rock. Besides these there are 16 grandchildren who lovingly remember him.

Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the funeral services were: Mrs. Joe Kuper, Lennox, So. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. H. Gelders, Forest City; Mrs. Elso Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Allie DeNeui, Lakota; Mrs. Bena Laube, Dubuque; Mr. and Mrs. Ted deNeui, Cedar Falls;

Bert, Alvin and Marcella deNeui, Mr. and Mrs. H. Jaspers, Mr. and Mrs. Allie Jaspers, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jaspers and John, Mr. and Mrs. Abe A. Jaspers, Mr. and Mrs. Abe H. Jaspers, Mr. and Mrs. Okka Jaspers, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Kannegieter, Mr. and Mrs. John Wilts, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Wilts, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Luiken and Betty, Mr. and Mrs. Henry deNeui, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reiter, all of Steamboat Rock;

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Marske, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Steineldt, Mrs. Lydia Balvanz,

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Aikes, of Cleves; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oelman, Mr. and Mrs. Elbe Kannegieter, Mr. and Mrs. Arend Miller, of Ackley; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Riekena and children, Forest City; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jaspers and Gertie, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wilts, of Shell Rock;

Mrs. Mary Dohrman, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bergman, Hampton; Oliver Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Stowe, Mrs. John Androes, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Kuper, Aplington; Deitrick Tellinghuisen, Allison.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 September 1945, pg 9


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