DEBERG, Helmer 1861-1923
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Date: 3/5/2015 at 14:12:45
Helmer DeBerg Passes Away
Widely Known and Highly Respected Lincoln Township Farmer
Helmer E. DeBerg passed away at his farm home three miles east and a half-mile north of the Lincoln Center church, in Lincoln township, this county, on Thursday afternoon, July 26th, 1923, after a lingering illness with diabetes which had commenced to trouble him about two years ago, and though it was thought that he was gaining control of the ailment, early last spring his condition grew worse and though every effort was made to obtain relief he gradually grew weaker until the final end.
Mr. DeBerg was born at Westersander, Germany, April 29th, 1861, and at the time of his death was aged 62 years, 2 months and 27 days. He came to this country in the year 1878 and located in Grundy county where he has continued to live ever since.
In 1890 he was united in marriage to Johanna Gerdina Pabst. This union was blessed with ten children, one child passing away in infancy. The others, five daughters and four sons, are all residents of this county.
There are left to mourn his departure the true and loving wife and mother and the following children: Mrs. Joe Stumberg, of Lincoln township, John, living near this city, Mrs. John Groenewald, near Dike; and Tena, Christ, Martha, Helen, Joe and Elmer, all at home; also three brothers and two sisters, one sister living in Lyon county and one in Germany, besides many other relatives and friends.
Mr. DeBerg was by nature a hardworking man who believed in saving and accumulating, until at the time of his death he was regarded as one of the most substantial and well-to-do farmers of the county, owning nearly a thousand acres of Grundy county's best farm land. He was also a good neighbor and was regarded as a man of exemplary character, honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellowmen.
Funeral services were held from the Lincoln Center church on Monday afternoon, July 30th, Rev. M. Weeldreyer, pastor of that church, officiating, assisted by Dr. W. Bode, of this city. The former took for his text Ps. 32:5, and the latter John 11:25,26. The services were largely attended by friends and neighbors of the deceased. Interment was in the Lincoln Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 August 1923, pg 1
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