HARRENSTEIN, Herman 1885-1948
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/29/2015 at 15:48:53
H. Harrenstein Dies Suddenly
Herman Harrenstein, a lifelong resident of Wellsburg and community, died suddenly at his home shortly before midnight Thursday following a heart attack. He was as well as usual and worked until regular quitting time at his work as cabinetmaker for Claassen Brothers. He went to bed at the usual time Thursday night and had gone to sleep. His wife, who was with him, was awakened by his distress. She called Dr. Kienzle at once, but he had passed away when the doctor arrived. He had not had a similar attack before. About 15 years ago he suffered from a blood clot. He was 62 years old.
The news of his sudden death was received with deep regret by everyone in this community, all of whom were his friends.
Funeral services were held at the home at 12:30 Monday and later at the Reformed church at Wellsburg. Rev. Edw. Jurgens officiated at the service. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church. All of the business houses in town were closed during the service. There was a very large attendance at the church service.
Born on Colfax Twp. Farm
Herman Harrenstein was born on a farm in Colfax township on Dec. 24, 1885, and he grew up there. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Harrenstein Sr., early residents of Grundy county.
On February 3rd, 1909, Herman Harrenstein and Alice Terfehn were married. The couple began housekeeping on a Colfax township farm until eight years ago when they moved to Wellsburg. The past three years he was employed by Claassen Brothers where he filled an important place.
Had Family of 6 Children
Surviving are the wife and six children. The children are: Ethel (Mrs. Christ Muller), Mabel (Mrs. Virgil Claassen), Alvin from Hampton, Harris, Dennis and Marjorie, Wellsburg.
Other surviving members of his family are two brothers, Claus and Bert of Wellsburg.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 November 1948, pg 9
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