STORK, Andrew 1861-1930
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/8/2015 at 08:01:02
Andrew Stork, Lincoln Township, Dies From Stroke
Was Stricken Sunday Morning While Getting Ready To Go To Church
Was Co. Supervisor From 1917 To 1920
Took an Active Part in Township and County Politics For Many Years
Andrew Stork died at his home in Lincoln township at noon yesterday following a stroke of paralysis Sunday morning. It was the third stroke that he suffered during his lifetime. The first, which was very light, came to him thirty-five years ago. He outlived its effects entirely and had kept quite well and vigorous up to the time of the final stroke Sunday. The attack Sunday morning came on very suddenly while he was getting ready for church. He was unable to move or to speak from the time he was stricken until the end came.
Mr. Stork came to Lincoln township from Germany when he was a young man. Practically all of his active lifetime was spent there. He began as a hired man. A few years after he came here he went back to Germany and brought his bride back with him. The young couple began housekeeping on a Lincoln township farm. A number of years later Mr. Stork bought the farm which has been the family's home during the past thirty years.
Mr. Stork took an active part in public matters as they pertained to his township and county. He held various local offices and served his district on the county board of supervisors from 1917 to 1920. For many years he was an elder of the Christian Reformed church at Lincoln Center.
Mr. Stork was 69 years old six days before his death. He is survived by his wife and six children. The children are Mrs. S. Cannegeiter, Enne, Harm, and John, Christene and Lidia.
Funeral services will be held at one o'clock at the home next Saturday and later at the Christian Reformed church at Lincoln Center, with the local pastor, Rev. Gerdes, in charge.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 October 1930, pg 1
Large Attendance At A. Stork Funeral Service
There was a large attendance at the funeral services held for the late Andrew Stork at the home at the Lincoln Center church of which the deceased had for many years been a member and liberal supporter. The services were in charge of the local pastor, Rev. H. N. Gerdes, who prepared and read the following obituary:
Andrew Stork was born Sept. 25th, 1861, at Emden, Ostfriesland, Germany. He came to Grundy Center in 1884 receiving a friendly welcome at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harm Bakker and family. On March 5th, 1893, he was united in marriage to Miss Rena Stomberg. They were married in the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed church, the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. Plesscher. Their union was blessed with six children: Mrs. S. Cannegieter, Enna, Harm, John, Christine and Lydia. He was a faithful member of the above named church and served same as elder for a number of years. He died at his home in Lincoln township, Wednesday, Oct. 1st, aged 69 years and 6 days, following a stroke of paralysis, Sunday, Sept. 28th.
He is survived and mourned by his wife, his six children, five grandchildren and a large circle of friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 October 1930, pg 1
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