PLAGER, Crissie 1854-1929
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Date: 5/2/2015 at 17:32:26
Mrs. H. C. Plager Dies After 2 Years' Illness
End Came at Home of Her Daughter, Mrs. W. D. Miller, Monday
Mrs. H. C. Plager died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Miller, about eight o'clock Monday morning, following a period of illness which covered the past two years. Two years ago she suffered a slight stroke and she never regained her former vigor since that time. She was confined to her bed for two months before the final summons came.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in Grundy Center Thursday afternoon. The services will be conducted by the local pastor, Rev. F. O. Winslow. The following six grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Ernest Diehl, George, Eugene, Wilbur, Carroll and Russell Plager. Burial will be in the family lot in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Mrs. Plager was born in Lorraine, Ohio. She would have been 75 years old on the 2nd day of next month. She remained at the family home until she was married to H. C. Plager in 1878. Two days following the wedding the young couple came west and selected Grundy county as their future home. Mrs. Plager's oldest sister, Mrs. Rose Fritzel, was living near Conrad at the time, which was one of the reasons why Mr. and Mrs. Plager chose this county as their home. They lived for a year on a farm in Shiloh township and then moved to the farm in Colfax township where they resided until 1907, when they left the farm and for five years made their home at Sutherland, Iowa. In 1912 they returned to Grundy county and made their home in Grundy Center. Mr. Plager died in 1916. The mother continued her home in Grundy Center until a few months before her death.
Mrs. Plager was the mother of six children, all of whom are living. They are Mrs. George Diehl, L. W., George, Robert, Flora and Mrs. W. D. Miller. All of the children but George have been continuous residents of Grundy county. There are 19 grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 April 1929, pg 1
Obituary Mrs. Plager
Crissie Knoll, was born at Loran, Stephenson county, Ill., May 2, 1855. On Feb. 26, 1879, she was united in marriage to Henry C. Plager and came immediately to Grundy county. In 1880 they purchased the farm now owned by Lewis W. Plager, where they lived until 1907, when they moved to Sioux Rapids, Iowa, returning to Grundy Center in 1911.
Mr. Plager passed away in December, 1916. Mrs. Plager lived in the Grundy Center home until two years ago, when failing health compelled her to live with her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Miller.
Mrs. Plager united with the Methodist church when she came in Iowa and has been a constant and faithful member all the years executing the years spent in Sioux Rapids, Iowa.
As a friend and neighbor she will be greatly missed, especially by the older residents with whom she mingled and to whom she ministered in their time of need, but even more will she be missed from the family circle over whom she so lovingly and faithfully presided in the years of her health and strength.
During the years of failing health, she was always been patient and thoughtful of others and especially in the last few months of extreme suffering she has manifested a patience and self control that caused her loved ones to marvel. With increasing pain and diminished strength it was inevitable that the end was near, and so last Monday morning, April 1, at 8:30 she quietly fell asleep.
Six children survive her, Mrs. Lillie Love Diehl, Lewis W., Robert S., Flora May and Mrs. Carrie Ethel Miller, all of Grundy Center, and George G., of Des Moines. There are also 19 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter and one sister, Mrs. Rose Fritzel, of Conrad, Iowa.
The many friends and neighbors all join in tenderest sympathy to this family in their bereavement.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 April 1929, pg 6
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