TACK, Reka 1885-1950
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Date: 4/9/2015 at 22:30:50
Mrs. Phillip Tack Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Phillip Tack died at her home in Grundy Center at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27th. She had been in failing health for a number of months. Last Wednesday morning her condition suddenly became very serious when a blood clot moved to her heart and death came early in the evening. She was 65 years old.
On Nov. 21st Mrs. Tack submitted to a tumor operation at the Allen Memorial hospital, when it was discovered she had a severe case of cancer. Shortly after the operation a blood clot developed in her leg, which added to the complications. She was released from the hospital to her home where she was on the way to partial recovery.
Reka Tack, nee Kiewiet, was born May 3, 1885, at Forreston, Ogle county, Ill. She was the daughter of Jacob and Anna Kiewiet. At the age of 6 years she came to Grundy county with other members of the family, where they resided on a farm north of Holland.
On Jan. 5, 1910, she was joined in marriage to Phillip Tack. They began life together on a farm near Holland, and resided in Colfax township for 36 years, where three daughters and one son were born. They retired from the farm in 1946 to their present home in Grundy Center.
Mrs. Tack joined the Colfax Center Presbyterian church on confession of faith in April, 1914.
She leaves to mourn her bereaved husband; three daughters, (Ella) Mrs. Wilbur Bakker, Grundy Center; (Annetta) Mrs. Klaus V. Kruger, Kesley; (Lorraine) Mrs. Evert Heikens, Wellsburg; one son, Marvin, Holland; ten grandchildren; her twin sister, (Carrie) Mrs. Will Tack, Holland; three brothers, Will, Buffalo Center; Richard, Grundy Center; and Fred, New Hartford. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She also leaves two aunts, Mrs. Carrie Alters, Renton, Wash., and Mrs. Fannie Shaner, Winona Lake, Indiana, and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the home in Grundy Center, Saturday, Dec. 30, at 1 o'clock, and then to the Colfax Center Presbyterian church, Rev. George H. Swalve officiating, assisted by Rev. Gerben VanPutten, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Grundy Center. Burial was in the Colfax Center cemetery.
Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Will Kiewiet, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Kiewiet, Carl Kiewiet, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kiewiet, Mr. Geo. Beaving and daughters, all from Buffalo Center; Mrs. Con Bennett, Thompson; Wilbur Kiewiet, Elmore, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kiewiet, Mr. and Mrs. Meinert Pruisner, New Hartford; Clarence Kiewiet, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Mast, Donald Kieiwet, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luchtenburg, Cedar Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Virlin Schrage, Bristow; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Tack, Kesley.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 January 1951, pg 14
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