STRICKLER, Phidelia 1842-1927
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/15/2015 at 10:30:14
Mrs. J. R. Strickler died at her home near Ivester on Wednesday of this week. She was upwards of ninety years of age and had lived in Melrose township for sixty years. The funeral will be held from the Alice church, but the time was not fixed as we go to press.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 September 1927, pg 7
Phidelia (Wilder) Strickler was born in Ogle county, Illinois, Aug. 20, 1842. She was the fourth of a family of twelve children. Her girlhood days were spent at Savannah, Ill., during which time she united with the United Brethren church. Coming to Iowa, she had no access to the church of her choice, although she lived a true christian life in her quiet way. In the early days she many times cared for the sick of her neighbors and rendered help in different ways.
On March 11, 1860, she was united in marriage to Joseph R. Strickler, he having preceded her in death eight years ago. They came to Grundy county in 1865, settling first where the town of Grundy Center now stands. They lived there for two years, moving with her husband and three oldest children to the home in Melrose township where she lived until her death Sept. 7, 1927, caused from a fall. She suffered three months with a broken limb and wrist. She was patient through it all, calling at different times for singing and prayer, feeling she was ready and willing to go to the beautiful home where suffering is o'er.
She was the faithful mother of eight children: Alice Miller of Ivester; Harry F. of Boyne Lake, Canada; Mary Treiler of Minneapolis; Hiram L. of Glyndon, Minn.; Joseph F. of Eldora; Ida Sherbon, Eva Meyers and Jessie Moats of Ivester. She also leaves 29 living grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 September 1927, pg 6
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