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PABST, Nancy 1848-1924

PABST, GARELS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/17/2015 at 09:55:15

Mrs. Nancy Pabst Passes Away at Her Home in this City Sunday Evening

Mrs. Nancy Pabst, widow of the late Ralph Pabst, died at her home in this city on H Ave. after a lingering febleness of several months, although she was confined to her bed only a few days, entering into a coma early Saturday from which she did not rally. Shortly before becoming unconscious she expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ.

Mrs. Pabst, nee Garels, was born in Ostfriesland, Germany, Aug. 28, 1848, and died peacefully Sunday evening, Dec. 28, 1924, at the age of 76 years and 4 months.

At the age of fourteen she graduated from a local school corresponding to our high school. Her religious training was keenly noticeable to all who knew her. She was able to repeat scripture texts and psalms and songs as very few can.

In 1869 she was united in marriage to Mr. Ralph Pabst, who was taken from her side March 15 of this year. This union was blessed with eleven children, four of whom died in infancy, and one, Fred, was killed while fighting under the Stars and Stripes during the world war. The children surviving are: John, Amos, Chris, Mrs. John Graves, Jr., Ralph and Mrs. Clyde Brown, all of Grundy county. She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and one brother, Charles Garels, and three sisters: Mrs. Frank Bakker, of Renville, Minn.; Mrs. Henry Minners, of Red Lodge, Mont.; Mrs. John Zea, who assisted so tenderly during the illness and Mrs. John Merriett, of Kansas City, Mo.

Mrs. Pabst was an old resident of Grundy county, having lived here with her family since 1876. She was a charter member of the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed church, which was organized in 1884, where she retained her membership until her death. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the German Presbyterian church in Grundy Center. Revs. M. Weeldreyer speaking in German and Rev. W. Bode in English, assisted by Rev. Sinning. Interment was in the local cemetery beside her husband. May she rest in peace!

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 January 1925, pg 1


 

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