SCHULTA, Sarah 1856-1931
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/27/2015 at 08:29:21
End Comes Suddenly For Mrs. Harm Schulta
She Passed Away Unexpectedly at Five O'clock Friday Morning
Mrs. Harm Schulta died very suddenly at her home in Grundy Center about five o'clock Friday morning. She had been in poor health during the past year but her condition was not regarded as immediately serious and it had no change for the worse the day or the night previous. She was stricken with a heart attack as she was getting out of bed and she died within a few moments.
Funeral services were held at the German Presbyterian church in Grundy Center Tuesday afternoon. Rev. K. J. Stratemeier was the officiating pastor. At the brief service at the home the pastor read the songs of assent as found in Psalms 124-125-126. At the church the pastor chose his text from Rev. 7:9. The sermon was given in both the English and the German languages. A quartet rendered beautiful songs of consolation. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
The following obituary was prepared by Rev. Stratemeier and read at the church service:
Sarah D. Schulta, nee Kruse, was born July 25, 1856, at Silver Creek, Stephenson county, Illinois. Here she grew up to young womanhood. she was married on the sixth day of February, 1889, to Harm H. Schulta. From Illinois they came to Grundy county where they farmed near Lincoln Center until 16 years ago when they moved to Grundy Center.
Mrs. Schulta had been in poor health for some time, but had been up and around the house till the time of her death. Death was due to heart failure. She passed away at five o'clock Friday morning, March 27, 1931, attaining unto the age of 74 years, 8 months, and 2 days. She is survived by the bereaved husband, three children: Harvey, Henry, and Minnetta Plesscher, 6 grandchildren, two sisters at Portland, Oregon, and two brothers at Seattle, Washington, and a host of friends.
We bear away a devoted wife, a real help meet for her husband, a dear mother honored by her children, a thoughtful friend that will be missed. But we confidently believe our loss to be her gain and trustingly how to the will of our Heavenly Father, who so gently called her home. Early in life Mrs. Schulta confessed her faith in Jesus Christ and upon that confession became a member of the Silver Creek church. Upon moving to Iowa she united with the Christian Reformed church at Lincoln Center, and later on with the First German Presbyterian church of Grundy Center. She was an earnest Christian and a loyal member of the church and a faithful attendant upon the services at the house of God at the stated seasons of worship. Through Christ we triumph over sin and death and share in the glorious hope of the Redeemed.
Then, with bowed head,
And silent streaming tears,
With mingled hopes and fears,
To earth we yield our dead;
The saints with clearer sight,
Do cry in loud accord;
"A soul released from prison
Is risen, is risen--
Is risen to the glory of the Lord."
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 April 1931, pg 6
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