WEMPLE, Anna 1899-1931
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Date: 8/25/2015 at 20:51:00
Meets Death In Auto Collision Near Detroit
Driver of Car That Caused the Collision Is Under Arrest
Mrs. S. A. Wemple, formerly Miss Anna DeVoogd of Grundy Center, was killed in an automobile collision while she and her husband were returning from Northville to Detroit. The collision took place at an intersection where the Wemple car had the right of way. Mrs. Wemple was thrown through the windshield and her jugular vein was severed. She died within a few moments after the collision. Her only words after the collision were to ask her husband whether he was all right.
The Wemple car was thrown on its side. Mr. Wemple suffered an injury to one arm. The driver and passenger of the car blamed for the collision were placed under arrest and they were put under bond.
Mr. Wemple is supervisor of boys at the Wayne county training school. Mrs. Wemple was the supervisor of the girls. They were on their way home from work when the tragedy took place.
The body was sent to the home in Grundy Center and it reached here Sunday night. Funeral services conducted by rev. J. B. Bird were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon. Burial was in the Grundy cemetery.
The pallbearers were members of the Grundy Post of the American Legion. They were Leo C. Riesz, Gene Boyer, R. F. Schneider, A. C. Gravenstein, Emory Boren and G. F. Sanders.
Anna DeVoogd, 31, daughter of Mrs. Trena DeVoogd, of this city, was born in Grundy Center September 16, 1899.
She received her schooling in the local schools, and spent her entire girlhood in this community, where she made many friends and life-long acquaintances. Six years ago she was united in marriage to Sumner A. Wemple and moved to Detroit in 192?, where they have since made their home.
She is survived by her husband, Sumner A. Wemple, her mother, Mrs. Jake DeVoogd, four sisters and six brothers. The sisters are: Mrs. Rieka Meinders, of Waterloo; Mrs. Trena Perry, of Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Grace Stoltenburg, of Gladbrook; and Margaret Smith, of Grundy Center. The brothers are Heiko, of Jesup; Henry, of Dunkerton; Jake, of Detroit; Fred, Peter and Harold, all of Grundy Center. Her father preceded her in death ten years ago, as did two sisters, Grace DeVoogd and Mrs. Emma Serene, and one brother, Henry. No children were born to this union.
Anna, as she was familiarly known to everyone, was very ambitious and industrious, starting out in life at the age of 14 years. She always had the welfare of those around her paramount in her daily life. Her pleasing disposition and cheerful smile made many friends for her wherever she happened to be. No task was ever too tedious or difficult to cause her to complain and her home was the pleasantest thought in her mind. Her life's work was only started, but the groundwork was well founded, her work on earth was not finished by her untimely death, yet her column is broken, and all who came in contact with her mourn.
Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were Chas. Wemple, Mrs. Arthur Camp and daughter, Meda, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Buhman, Mr. and Mrs. Amber Wilson and daughter, Neva, Jay Wemple, Jim Truesdell, Leona Necker, and Henry Meinders and family of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Anderson and son of Conrad; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roberts and children, Beverly Jean and Bert of Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bloomfield, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Senabach and Eli Hersey of Parkersburg; Peter Hemmen and family, Carl Ibling and family, and Harm Skipper and family of Aplington; Henry Schreiven and family and Fred Schreiven and family of Bristow; Jake DeVoogd and family of Detroit, Mich.; Henry DeVoogd and family of Dunkerton; Heiko DeVoogd and family of Independence, and Clarence Stokenberg and family of Gladbrook, and Mrs. J. D. Owens and Mr. and Mrs. Art Crouston of Marshalltown.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 March 1931, pg 1
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