LUTTERMAN, Hiram 1870-1933
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/30/2015 at 09:11:53
Harm Lutterman Died Suddenly At His Home Sunday
Was Visiting With Neighbors When He Was Stricken; Was Democratic Legislative Candidate
Hiram J. Lutterman died suddenly at his home in Melrose township at 9:30 Monday night from heart failure. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hook, neighbors of the family, were spending the evening at the Lutterman home. The families were visiting with each other and Mr. Lutterman was seated in his chair smoking a pipe when without warning he fell forward to the floor and died immediately. He had not previously complained of heart trouble and his health had apparently been normal up to the time he was stricken.
Mr. Lutterman had a wide acquaintance over the county. He took an active interest in public affairs for many years and frequently expressed his views through the press and in speeches at public gatherings. He was deeply interested in tax reduction measures in late years and was one of the leading spokesmen at public taxpayers' meetings. He received the nomination for county representative in the state legislature in the democratic primary last June and failed of election by only a narrow margin.
Mr. Lutterman was 62 years old. He was born in Grundy county and with the exception of a few years that he resided in South Dakota he spent all of his life on a Grundy county farm. He came from one of the pioneer Grundy county families who had much to do in the county's early development.
Surviving relatives are the wife, one son, Alfred, and one daughter, Mrs. Anton Terfehn. There are five brothers and two sisters. The brothers are Henry, John, Albert, J. L. of Grundy county, and Dr. E. J. Lutterman of Antioch, Ill. The sisters are Mrs. Ben Hook, Grundy county, and Mrs. Harry Schwager.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 12:30 Friday and later at the Reformed church in Wellsburg with the local pastor, Rev. Wm. Landsiedel, officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsburg cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 March 1933, pg 1
Hiram Lutterman Funeral Services Largely Attended
There was a very large attendance at the funeral services for Hiram Lutterman which were held in the Reformed church at Wellsburg Friday afternoon. Rev. Wm. Landsiedel officiated at the services. There was not sufficient seating room in the large church to accommodate those who came for the services.
Relatives from a distance at the service were Aldridge Lutterman, Antioch, Ill.; Mrs. H. Schwager, Blue Earth, Minn.; Mrs. L. Ascher and child from Clara City, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Will Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson, Reading, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Schoon, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Getting, Little Rock, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Dykhouse, Rock Rapids, Iowa; Hom Onken, Sibley; Helmut Getting, Mr. and Mrs. F. Getting, Mr. and Mrs. Will Huisman, Parkersburg.
Hiram Lutterman was the oldest son of Juergen and Geske Lutterman. He was born Nov. 22, 1870, on a farm in Shiloh township, Grundy county, Iowa. The deceased was married to Mathilda Getting April 2, 1896, and established his home in Melrose township on a farm.
Seven years later they moved to Bemis, S.D., where they worked a farm for 3 years. In 1906 they moved back to Iowa and for 27 years he worked the farm in Melrose township, when he was released from his earthly duties.
Death came upon him and ended his life suddenly by a heart-stroke Monday, March 20, at 9:40 p.m. The deceased attained the age of 62 years, 3 months and 29 days.
Beside the sorrow stricken mother his untimely departure is mourned by their two children, Mrs. A. Terfehn of Stout and Alfred Lutterman of Wellsburg; also by six brothers and three sisters: John, George, Henry, Albert and Jake of Wellsburg, Aldridge of Antioch, Ill., Mrs. B. Hook, Tena Lutterman of Wellsburg and Mrs. H. Schwager of Blue Earth, Minn.; two grandchildren, as also a large circle of relatives and friends mourn for him.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 March 1933, pg 3
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