ELLINGER, Eskie 1904-1964
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/21/2015 at 16:10:48
Blame Mrs. Ellinger's Death On Accident Related Injury
Mrs. Glenn Ellinger died suddenly and unexpectedly at the Grundy hospital at 8:30 Tuesday forenoon. She had been a patient in the hospital since Thanksgiving Day, when she was injured in a car collision that resulted in a fractured pelvis. It was believed she was making good progress to recovery, when she was suddenly stricken and died very shortly thereafter.
The body was taken to Waterloo for an autopsy at the Allen hospital, which assigned death due to a blood clot in the lungs which it is believed was the outcome of the car collision. She was 60 years old and had been in good health continuously before the accident.
The accident happened on the blacktop road a few miles south of Hook's Supermarket in Grundy Center. Mr. and Mrs. Ellinger, their son Roger and a friend from Waterloo were out for a drive. They believed they saw a pheasant along the highway and they stopped the car and Roger got out to try for the pheasant. Their car was parked by the side of the highway. Hans Kiehl was driving in the same direction, and coming from behind crashed into the Ellinger car.
Services Friday Afternoon
The body is at the Engelkes funeral home, where arrangements for services were made. The body will be brought to the Bethany Presbyterian church in Grundy Center at eleven o'clock Friday where the casket will be open until the beginning of the service, which will be at one o'clock. The service will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Straatmeyer. Burial will be in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Mrs. Ellinger had been a member of Bethany church since the family moved to Grundy Center and she was active in its women's organizations. Her sudden death came as a severe shock to members of her family and her many friends.
Resided in Grundy County All Her Life
Mrs. Ellinger was born May 25, 1904, in Beaver township, Grundy county. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Andreessen. She grew up on the home farm, and before her marriage for a number of years was employed in the bank at Stout and in the DeBeer & Ellinger store.
On June 8, 1933, Eske Andreessen and Glenn Ellinger were married in Stickney, South Dakota, by a minister who was a member of the family. They began housekeeping in the town of Stout, where Glenn was employed as a teacher in the Stout school. In 1940 they moved to Grundy Center where Glenn became assistant in the office of the county superintendent.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellinger had two children, a daughter and a son. The daughter is Mrs. Garyld Harms, who resides in Minneapolis. The son Roger resides in Waverly. There are three grandchildren.
Other surviving members of her family are three sisters and three brothers. The sisters are: Mrs. Remka Eiklenborg, Stout; Mrs. Anne Juel, Stout; and Mrs. Arend Arends, Parkersburg. The brothers are Henry Andreessen, Dunkerton; William, Parkersburg, and Herman, New Hartford. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Automobile accidents also caused the deaths of her father-in-law, John Ellinger, and her brother-in-law, Howard Ellinger.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 December 1964, pg 1
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