RINDELS, Jennie 1875-1932
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Date: 1/30/2015 at 11:52:54
Mrs. Jake Rindels Was Victim of Spinal Meningitis
Mrs. Jake Rindels died from spinal meningitis in Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown last Friday evening at 5:30. She began to suffer a severe headache Tuesday. She went into a coma Wednesday morning. Dr. Fauth who was called to attend Mrs. Rindels on Wednesday was sure after making a diagnosis that his patient was suffering from spinal meningitis. She was taken to the hospital at Marshalltown Thursday where the diagnosis of the local physician was confirmed. Mrs. Rindels did not regain consciousness before the end came.
None of the members of the family remember that they had been exposed to the disease. Mrs. Rindels accompanied her family to Stout last week to attend the funeral of Annie Helmers. She helped to wash the car the next day and she was taken violently ill the same evening.
When members of the family learned the nature of Mrs. Rindels' illness they isolated themselves and will remain at their homes until they have been assured that there is no further danger that the disease might spread.
Private funeral services were held Saturday at the home by Rev. Landsiedel. Burial was in the Reformed church cemetery. In the near future memorial services will be conducted for Mrs. Rindels at the Reformed church.
Mrs. Rindels is survived by her husband, four sons and three daughters. The sons are Jake, who resides on a farm near Waterloo, Herman at Wellsburg, Richard of Steamboat Rock, Harold, who is at home, Mrs. Joe Arends of Fern, Mrs. Jake Alberts of Stout, and Mrs. Herman Akkerman, Parkersburg.
Announcement of Mrs. Rindels' sudden death came as a severe shock to her many friends and to her near and distant relatives. The bereaved family have the undivided sympathy of the community.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 November 1932, pg 9
Mrs. Rindels Memorial Service
The following is the memorial service of Mrs. Jake Rindels as read by Rev. Wm. Landsiedel last Sunday afternoon at the church.
Mrs. Jantje Rindels, nee Harrenstein, was born May 1, 1875, at Forreston, Ill. At the age of 5 years she moved with her parents to Grundy county, Iowa, where she reached womanhood. She was joined in holy wedlock to Jacob Rindels on May 28, 1894, to which union were born seven children, four boys and three girls.
They shared life's joys and sorrows together for 38 years. The first two years they made their home on a farm in Colfax township. Then for 13 years they lived on a farm in German township until they secured a farm of their own in Pleasant Valley township, where they lived for 16 years. About five and one-half years ago, they moved to Wellsburg and retired because of the impaired health of Mr. Rindels.
The deceased was blessed with good health until she was afflicted with asthma, after which she was more or less confined to her home.
Like a thief in the night the deceased was suddenly overcome by an unknown disease of illness. On Tuesday night, Nov. 9th, they were compelled to summon medical aid but as man proposes so God disposes. The specific illness developed so rapidly that on the afternoon of November 10th she became unconscious, her lips forever closed to make the least utterance.
In order to give all the relief possible that could be engaged, they took her to the Deaconess hospital Thursday, November 10th, at which place she breathed her last. God in His providence released her of the great pains Thursday, Nov. 10th, at 5:30 p.m., at the age of 57 years, 6 months and 9 days.
The deceased had been possessed of a quiet and modest disposition and according to testimony of her companion, was a kind and good mother to her children.
She loved the house of worship which she had attended the Sunday previous to her death without having any foreboding to determinate that in the same week her earthly pilgrimage would come to its end. May God have received her graciously.
The funeral according to the laws of the state was held privately Saturday, Nov. 12, at noon. Interment was made in the Wellsburg Reformed church cemetery.
Besides a sorrow-stricken husband the following children are left to survive: Ajee (Mrs. Joe Arends), Stout; Simtje (Mrs. Jake Alberts) Stout; Herman, Wellsburg; Richard, Steamboat Rock; Anna (Mrs. H. Akkerman) and Harold, at home. Also one sister and three brothers, Antje (Mrs. Henry Groenwald), Grundy Center; Claus, Bertus and Herman of Wellsburg, and 21 grandchildren.
May the God of all comfort and may grace sustain them in the loss of the wife and mother.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 December 1932, pg 9
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