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PABST, Laena 1872-1950


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/4/2015 at 08:50:31

Mrs. John Pabst Dies Sunday At Hospital

Mrs. John Pabst died Sunday evening at St. Francis hospital in Waterloo from a heart ailment with which she had been afflicted for some time. She was taken to the hospital twelve days before her death. She would have been 78 years old in May.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 Thursday afternoon and later at Bethany Presbyterian church with Rev. F. J. Langenberg officiating.

At the request of the family the obituary of Mrs. Pabst will not be published in The Register until next week.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 February 1950, pg 12


Rites Thursday for Mrs. John Pabst

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the home and at Bethany Presbyterian church, Grundy Center, for Mrs. John Pabst. The services were conducted by Rev. F. J. Langenberg. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.

The following obituary was read by the officiating pastor at the church service:

Mrs. John Pabst, nee Laena Schaa, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Heye Schaa, was born May 29, 1872, in Stephenson county, Ill. At the age of 17 the departed came to Grundy county with the Schaa family, to reside on a farm in Lincoln township 9 miles northeast of Grundy Center.

On December 12th, 1893, Laena Schaa was united in the hold bond of marriage with John Pabst. To this union 9 children were born, all of whom are living to mourn the mother's departure.

Mr. and Mrs. John Pabst made their home on farms in Lincoln township for 21 years, and on a farm in Palermo township 3 miles northwest of Grundy Center for 27 years, and in 1941 they came to make their home in Grundy Center for their declining years upon earth.

Mr. and Mrs. Pabst were always very faithful in church. Both became members of this, the Bethany Presbyterian church, on Dec. 20, 1908. The departed loved her church, and was faithful in attendance as long as health and strength permitted. She loved the Word of God, and believed in the power of prayer.

For several years the departed had been ailing with a weakening heart, and when her condition became more alarming, the family thought it wise to take her to a hospital for special care and treatment. She was taken to a Waterloo hospital on Feb. 1st, where very good care was given, but the heart gradually became weaker until, according to the wisdom of God, she was called out of the early pilgrimage in silent slumber into death at 6 o'clock Sunday night, Feb. 12th, reaching the age of 77 years, 8 months and 13 days.

She leaves to mourn her departure, her faithful husband, six daughters and three sons. They are: Ruth (Mrs. E. G. Casey) of Waterloo; Minnie (Mrs. H. P. Petersen) of Cedar Falls; Lena (Mrs. R. O. Beckman) of Grundy Center; Marie (Mrs. George Stevens) of Cherokee, Iowa; Ralph, of Grundy Center; Hary of Los Angeles, Calif.; Viola (Mrs. B. W. Wiarda) of Iowa Falls; and John of Los Angeles, Calif; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; the daughters-in-law, the sons-in-law; also 3 sisters, Mrs. E. G. Helvig and Mrs. E. F. Meyer of Iowa Falls and Mrs. J. E. Burk of Mason City; and one brother, Theodore Schaa of Eldora. One sister and four brothers preceded her in death.

Those from a distance who attended the service were: Harry and John Pabst, Los Angeles; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Casey, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Petersen, Cedar Falls; Mr. and Mrs. George Stevens and son, Cherokee; Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Stubbs, Donald and Mary, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Wiarda, Iowa Falls;

Mrs. J. E. Burke and Kathryn, Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Irving Ackland, Clear Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Schaa, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Schaa, Mr. and Mrs. J. Tjaden, all of Eldora; Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Arnold, Whitten; Mr. E. G. Helvig and Dorothy, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Helvig, Arthur Helvig, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ackerman, all of Iowa Falls; Kathryn Beckman, Mrs. M. Brown, Iowa City; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Mayberry, Champaign, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Ackerman, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fairbarn, Mrs. Mary Miller, Ridott, Ill.; Mrs. Hannah Shaw, German Valley, Ill.; Rev. and Mrs. Ben Shaw, of Edgewood; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer DeBerg, Dike; Mrs. Lynch, Mrs. Long, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stubbs, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Stubbs, all of Conrad.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 February 1950, pg 9


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