WILHELM, Ada 1885-1928
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Date: 4/18/2015 at 14:17:44
Mrs. H. N. Wilhelm Dies Suddenly Wednesday
She Had Been In Usual Health Up To The Hour Of Her Death
Acute Indigestion Given As The Cause
Funeral Services Will be Held Friday Afternoon From Mother's Home in Town
The entire community was shocked Wednesday morning when it became known that Mrs. Harry N. Wilhelm had died early that morning at her home five miles southeast of Grundy Center.
Death came to her without previous warning. She had been in her usual health up to the hour of her death, and the evening before was unusually happy and cheerful.
The family retired about 9:30, and it was 3 o'clock Wednesday morning when Mr. Wilhelm awoke and discovered that his wife was dead.
Two or three times during the past year Mrs. Wilhelm had suffered severe attacks of what the family physician diagnosed as acute indigestion, and though each succeeding attack seemed to be more severe, all of them yielded readily to treatment. One noticeable thing about these attacks was that they all came upon her after retiring at night and it is presumed that she had another attack of the ailment and she passed away without being awakened or awakening any members of the family.
Mrs. Wilhelm was forty-three years of age. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John White. Her father passed away within the past year. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Luelle and Harriet, who are teaching in the Steffen rural school, one son, Eldon, a freshman in the Grundy Center schools, her mother, Mrs. John White, and one sister, Miss Bess, of this city, and an adopted sister, Mrs. Ervil Slifer, living on a farm near here.
The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved family, the mother and sisters, in this great hour of sorrow and affliction.
Owing to the muddy condition of the country roads, the funeral will be held from the home of her mother in this city on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Dr. Chambers, of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Winslow, of the Methodist church.
Obituary will appear next week.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 March 1928, pg 1
Ada Viola White was born at Conrad, Iowa, Jan. 7, 1885, and died Mar. 14, 1928. She had lived in Grundy county all her life. She graduated from Grundy Center high school in '04 and taught school in this county several terms.
She was married in 1906 to H. N. Wilhelm. Three children, Lucile, Harriett and Eldon were born to this union.
Deceased joined the Presbyterian church at Conrad in early girlhood and transferred her letter to the Grundy Center Presbyterian church in 1907. She was very active in all the activities of the Farm Bureau.
She leaves besides husband and children, her mother, Mrs. John White, one sister, Bess, and an adopted sister, Mrs. Ervil Slifer.
Mrs. Wilhelm was a woman greatly beloved by everyone and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved family and relatives.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 March 1928, pg 1
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