PLESSCHER, John 1895-1927
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/13/2015 at 20:43:24
Rev. John Plesscher Dies Very Suddenly
Kidney Trouble is Cause of Brief and Fatal Illness
Rev. John Plesscher passed away at his home at German Valley, Ill., Saturday evening last after only a few days' illness.
Rev. Plesscher had preached as usual on Sunday and shortly afterward was taken ill with what was supposed to be ptomaine poisoning which affected his kidneys and became very serious in a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. Harm Schulta, of this city, parents of Mrs. Plesscher, received a message Saturday to come at once and they were taken to Parkersburg Saturday evening to catch a train for German Valley, but at Parkersburg they received another message stating that their son-in-law had passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Schulta continued their journey, however, and will accompany their daughter and the body here for the funeral and burial. They are expected to arrive at Parkersburg at seven o'clock Tuesday evening.
Rev. and Mrs. Plesscher were here on a visit only five weeks ago and his sudden and unexpected death was a great shock to his many relatives and friends hereabouts.
Rev. Plesscher was about 32 years of age. He was on the faculty of Grundy College for about two years, and about six and a half years ago he married Miss Minnie Schulta, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harm Schulta, of this city, to whom a son, now two years of age, was born.
Last June Rev. Plesscher was assigned to a charge at German Valley and has been there since that time.
Funeral services were held at the New Presbyterian church in this city yesterday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. H. F. Sinning, assisted by Rev. Beld, of Parkersburg. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery. The large new church was unable to accommodate those who came to pay their last respects to one who was beloved by all who knew him.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 May 1927, pg 1
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