REISINGER, Cordelia I. 1854-1929
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Date: 5/5/2015 at 12:23:51
Death Takes Toll Of Longtime Grundy Resident
Mrs. Tom Reisinger at Dike Answers Last Call
Aged Dike Woman Dies
Mrs. Thomas Reisinger died at the home of her son, Ace, Monday afternoon. She had been in failing health for several months. Funeral services are being held at the Dike Methodist church this afternoon with the local pastor, Rev. C. W. Batten, officiating. Burial will be made in the Dike cemetery.
Mrs. Reisinger was 75 years old. Her maiden name was Cornelia Brown. She was married to Tom Reisinger in 1871 and since that time she has spent the largest portion of her life in Grundy county. Her husband died several years ago, since which time she has been making her home with her children. The three surviving sons are Ace of Dike, Frank from Reinbeck and Arthur from Waterloo.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 October 1929, pg 1
Obituary Mrs. Reisinger
Cordelia Irene Brown was born in Stephenson county near Freeport, Ill., in 1854. She died at the home of her son, Asa Reisinger, of Dike, on Monday evening, Oct. 28, 1929, of heart trouble. She was 75 years old. She was the eldest daughter of a family of seven children, many of whom have preceded her in death.
In 1871 she was united in marriage to Thomas Reisinger. During their early married life they moved from Illinois to Iowa and settled on a farm in Grundy county.
To this union were born four sons, Asa, Frank, Henry and Arthur, all of whom are living except Henry, who departed this life in 1915. In 1901 they retired from from farm life and moved to Dike. It was at this place her husband passed away 15 years ago. Failing health caused her to give up her home and go to the home of her son, Asa, to spend the remainder of her days. Since the first of January she has been bedridden, but always a very cheerful patient.
She was a devoted mother, quiet and gentle in her manner of living, choosing to be helpful and kind to all who came in contact with her. It was as a mother that her influence was made most manifest and she took great pride and comfort in "her boys."
She and her husband became members of the United Brethren church shortly after coming to Iowa and always remained true to the faith. In 1898 they adopted a little girl, Ethel May, daughter of Peter Klontz, and raised her to womanhood. She is now the wife of Tony Billman.
Grandma, as she was widely known, had 5 great-grandchildren and 6 grandchildren all of whom lived near by and added to her joy by often coming and visiting with her during her illness. She was very uncomplaining during her long helplessness and she will be greatly missed by all her relatives as well as a large circle of friends.
The funeral service was held in the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2:00, the Rev. C. W. Batten officiating.
Interment was in the Dike cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 November 1929, pg 4
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