NEDERHOFF, Aultje 1874-1935
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/30/2015 at 15:27:57
Mrs. C. H. Nederhoff Dies At Hospital At Marshalltown
Mrs. C. H. Nederhoff died at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown last Thursday following an operation for the removal of gallstones which was performed the day before.
The body was brought to the home five miles southeast of town on Friday. Funeral services were held at the home Monday and later at the Reformed church in Wellsburg. The local pastor, Rev. Wm. Landsiedel, officiated at the service. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Aultje Nederhoff, nee Cordes, was born September 6th, 1874, on a farm in Ogle county, Illinois. At the age of 6 years, in 1881, she came with her parents to Iowa, who made their home in Lincoln township in Grundy county. Here she grew to womanhood. She was joined in holy wedlock with Carl H. Nederhoff Oct. 2, 1895, who then established their home on a farm in Shiloh township where the deceased lived until death. God blessed their union with 7 children. About 6 years ago the departed was afflicted with gall stones and was compelled to submit to an operation, from which she recovered by the grace of God but never fully regained her strength.
Since the last year and a half she was again suffering from the same malady and was constantly under medical care, but finding no permanent relief, her physician advised another operation to which she at first hesitatingly consented.
It was on Monday, February 11th, when her pastor was privileged to call on her at the Deaconess hospital, the day before her operation, when she made this confession, "Pastor, if my time is not yet at hand, the Lord will spare my life, and if my time is set to die I am in the hands of the Lord." The deceased sought repentance and was granted the assurance, "I am in the hands of the Lord."
According to human conception and medical science everything was done to grant her possible relief, but man proposes and God disposes. It was the second day after the operation, that she had to face the inevitable step appointed by Him Who calls His own to the rest with the people of God, releasing her from all suffering and pain on Thursday, February 13th, at 4:00 a.m. The departed reached the age of 60 years, 5 months, and 8 days. She was granted to share life's joy and sorrow with her faithful companion for nearly 35 years.
Besides the sorrow-stricken husband, her two sons and five daughters survive her and mourn the loss of a dear and kind mother: Tillie, Mrs. Emery Schaefer of Grundy Center; Albert of Grundy Center; Henry of Wellsburg; Effie, Mrs. H. Diekmann of Parkersburg; Annie, Mrs. D. Luitjens of Wellsburg; Jennie, Mrs. Tom Meyer of Marshalltown, and Tena at home, and eight grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn one brother and one sister, Boyo Cordes of Stout, Iowa, and Mrs. Fred Lutjen of Angus, Minn., and also a large circle of friends and relatives.
The congregation of which she was a loyal member since May 28, 1922, and also the Ladies' Aid of our church of which she had been a faithful member, will preserve for her a kind and blessed memory.
May the God of all comfort bless and comfort all bereaved souls, and assuage their bleeding wounds with the soothing balm of His promise:
"What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter." John 13:7. May He teach all of us "to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Psalm 90:12.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 February 1935, pg 4
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