VEENKER, Gertie 1858-1925
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/20/2015 at 10:00:53
Death of Mrs. Veenker
Mrs. Gertie Veenker died at her home in Holland about 6:30 Sunday morning. She was sick but a few days from an abscess infection. She took to her bed on Wednesday and continued to get worse until the end came.
Mrs. Veenker was 67 years old the 7th of last November. She was born in Ostfriesland, Germany, and while still a young girl came to this country and since that time made her home in this county. The family located on a farm in Colfax township where they continued to live until Mrs. Veenker moved to Holland twelve years ago.
Mrs. Veenker's husband died thirty-two years ago. There are three surviving children, Mrs. John VanDeest and Harm Veenker of this county and Mrs. Dan Jaenisch from Clara City, Minn.
Funeral services are being held at the home at one o'clock today and later at the Drake church where interment will be made by the side of the husband.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 February 1925, pg 4
Obituary of Mrs. Veenker
Grietje Veenker was born Grietje Peters, Nov. 7th, 1858, at Grimersumer, Altendiech Reies, Emden, Ostfriesland, Germany. She came to America in 1881 and located in Grundy county.
She was married to Freerk Veenker Sept. 23, 1886. The husband passed away in 1893. Mrs. Veenker continued to live on the home farm until 1913 when she moved to Holland, and has since made her home there until her death on Sunday, Feb. 1st, 1925, aged 66 years, 2 months and 24 days. Her last illness dated from January 27th last.
She leaves to mourn her death the following children: Mrs. John VanDeest and Harm Veenker, living near Grundy Center; and Mrs. Dan Jaenisch, of Clara City, Minn. Also five grandchildren and the following brother and sisters: Harm Peters, Mrs. John Caspers, Clara City, Minn.; Mrs. John VanHauen, Enid, Okla.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 5th, at one o'clock at the home and later from the Drake church in Colfax township, and interment was in the Drake cemetery.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral besides those enumerated above were: Mr. and Mrs. Harm Peters and baby, Mrs. E. Ostendorf, Clara City, Minn.; Rev. Geo. Veenker, Sioux Falls, So. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. Harm VanHauen, Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson, Stout; Mrs. E. J. Stout, Morrison.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 February 1925, pg 12
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