FLATER, Greta 1914-2012
FLATER, VANDEEST, SAATHOFF
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/24/2015 at 21:32:04
Greta Flater, 98, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012, 10:30 A.M. at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00, Friday, October 5, 2012 at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Burial will follow funeral services at Rosehill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Greta was born on August 19, 1914, in Grundy County, Iowa, the daughter of Ben & Harmka (Saathoff) Van Deest. She was raised on the family farm in Colfax Township. She attended a rural school known as "Herbert Quick" school. She married Edward Flater on December 14, 1938 at Colfax Presbyterian Church Manse. Greta clerked in the IGA grocery store before her marriage. Later she was a Nurses Aid at Grundy County Memorial Hospital. She then worked in the upholstery business with her husband Edward.
Greta was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years and held the title of the Sunday School Superintendent for several years. She had held various offices in the ladies organization of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Her hobbies were bingo, Tupperware, playing cards, listening to religious music and going to auctions.
Greta is survived by her son, LaVerne of Grundy Center, Iowa; many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, Gladys Van Deest and Margaret Van Deest and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Esther and Ben Frieling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward; brothers, Albert, Adolph, John, Benjamin, William, Raymond, Herbert; sisters, Gepka Graves, Janna Van Deest and Jennie Meester.
--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)
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