HOLCK, Mary 1857-1929
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/4/2015 at 14:43:39
Mrs. Mary Holck Died Sunday
Deceased Had Lived in Grundy Center 47 Years
Mrs. Mary M. Holck, for nearly a half century a resident of Grundy Center, passed away at her home here early Sunday morning, June 30th, 1929, after several weeks of suffering with heart trouble which gradually weakened her condition until the final summons came to relieve her of her suffering.
Mary M. Schlotfelt was born at Port Byron, Ill., on Sept. 2nd, 1857. On December 15th, 1880, she was married to Theodore H. Holck, at Vinton, Iowa.
To this union six sons were born: Harry, of Vinton; Roy C., of Reinbeck; Herbert L., of LaPorte, Ind.; Thomas H., Detroit, Mich. Two sons preceded their mother in death, Charles F., who died May 4th, 1901, and John S., on January 27th, 1910.
Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Holck came to Grundy Center to reside and this city has been her home ever since, a period of over forty-five years.
For some years Mrs. Holck has been in delicate health, and this was more particularly true the past winter and spring months. A chronic heart affliction gradually grew more serious until for the past few weeks she has suffered intensely.
In her early childhood Mrs. Holck was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church.
Besides her four sons she is survived by three brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held from her late home at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. F. O. Winslow, of the M.E. church. Interment was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Mrs. Holck was a woman of noble character, a good neighbor, a kind friend, and she leaves a wide circle of friends who join in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 July 1929, pg 1
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