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RENKEN, Henry 1865-1928


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/18/2015 at 14:48:19

Henry Renken Dead at Fern

Henry Renken died at his home at Fern at 7:30 Sunday morning. The end came rather unexpectedly. While he had been confined to his home for about a month with an attack of asthma, his condition was not considered serious. Kidney trouble developed rather suddenly and this with the other ailment proved fatal. His condition became alarming only two days before his death.

Funeral services with Rev. Paulsen in charge are being held in the Beaver township Lutheran church this afternoon. Burial will be in the cemetery near this church.

Mr. Renken was born in Oldenburg, Germany, sixty-two years ago. He was married in the country of his birth. Shortly after, he and his wife came to America. During the first eight years in this country they resided in Chicago. They came here 27 years ago and they made their home here continually. Mr. Renken came here to take a position in the Fern store then owned and operated by E. L. Pieper. During the summer season he operated a delivery wagon, making daily trips with merchandise from the store through the country. He covered this daily route in the country for twenty-five years continually and he established a well paying route. The store with which he became connected when he first came here changed owners several times, but each owner urged Henry to stay and he was glad to do so because he lived among people whom he liked and who he believed liked him. He was a most trustworthy and capable employee and he was loved and trusted by all who had dealing with him. The community in which he lived since coming here heard with deep sorrow and regret his untimely death.

Mr. Renken is survived by his wife and one adopted daughter. He has a sister living in New Jersey. His niece from New Jersey was able to be present at the funeral.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 March 1928, pg 1


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