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TJEPKES, Johanna 1871-1926


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/30/2015 at 07:12:44

Mrs. Tjepkes Dies Suddenly

Passed Away at Her Home in Lincoln Township Yesterday

Mrs. H. M. Tjepkes died at her home in Lincoln township about noon on Wednesday. Death came quite suddenly, apparently from some form of heart attack. About a month ago she fell and injured her hip. A little later she contracted the flu, which was followed by pneumonia. She appeared to be recovering and her condition yesterday forenoon showed very encouraging improvement and she expressed the belief that she would soon be able to be up again.

Arrangements for the funeral had not been complete this morning. The services will be held on Saturday at the Lincoln Center church. Mrs. Tjepkes' obituary will be published in the next issue of this paper.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 May 1926, pg 1


Obituary of Mrs. H. M. Tjepkes

On Wednesday of last week occurred the death of Mrs. H. M. Tjepkes. About five weeks ago, while attending to her household duties, she fell and was injured to such an extent that she was confined to her bed. About three weeks later she was attacked by the flu. Finally this led to pneumonia. She seemed to have conquered both and that she was on the way to full recovery, but on May 12th she passed into the great beyond very unexpectedly at about 12:20 p.m. This came like a shock to all relatives and friends. Mrs. Tjepkes was a very faithful helpmeet to her husband and loving mother for her children.

Mrs. Johanna Tjebkes, nee Kramer, was born at Forreston, Ill., on March 21, 1871. In the year 1889, on the 19th of October, she was united in marriage to Henry M. Tjebkes. This union was blessed with eleven children. Two of them preceded their mother in death. She leaves to mourn her death her bereaved husband, her nine children, Marten, Annie (Mrs. E. Groote), Albert, Bena (Mrs. P. Andreessen), Jennie (Mrs. G. Smith), Henry, John, Tena and Gretta; her aged mother, Mrs. Kramer, of Parkersburg; one sister and four brothers, besides many other relatives and friends.

Since 1892 Mrs. Tjebkes was a faithful member of the Christian Reformed church at Lincoln Center. Funeral services were held at the Lincoln Center church Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. M. Weeldreyer and assisted by Dr. J. E. Drake.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 May 1926, pg 6


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