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MEYER, Rachel 1896-1950


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/5/2015 at 07:24:18

Mrs. Harm Meyer Dies Suddenly

Mrs. Harm J. Meyer died at 8 o'clock Sunday morning at the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo. She was stricken with a severe heart attack while she was getting supper at her home Thursday evening. A doctor was called at once and she was taken to the hospital Thursday night. Her condition remained critical until the end came. While she had been able to attend to her duties daily about the home, she had been afflicted with high blood pressure a number of years. She was 53 years old last November 5.

Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon and later at the Colfax Presbyterian church where she had been a regular attendant and member during her lifetime. The services were conducted by Rev. George Swalve. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Maiden Name Same As Married Name
Mrs. Meyer's maiden name was Rachel Meyer. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Meyer. She grew up on a Grundy county farm and spent her entire life on a Grundy farm. On May 8, 1918, she was married to Harm J. Meyer. They began housekeeping on a Colfax township farm and spent their married life together there.

Mr. and Mrs. Meyer were the parents of five children, three daughters and two sons. The children are Arvilla (Mrs. Clarence Freese), Viola (Mrs. Harris Peters), Mathilda (Mrs. Harry Rasmussen), Nevada; John, who resides on a farm northwest of Wellsburg, and Marlyn, the youngest, who is at home. There are four grandchildren. Other surviving relatives are her mother; one brother, Marcus Meyer; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Smit, of Grundy Center, and Mrs. Louis Luitjens of Dike.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 March 1950, pg 16


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