CLAASSEN, Meinje 1863-1931
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Date: 8/28/2015 at 20:23:18
Mrs. Harm Claassen Dead
Mrs. Meinje Claassen, nee Akkermann, was born Nov. 4, 1863, in Hamswehrum, Eastfriesland, Germany. She was united in marriage in 1889 to Mr. Harm Claassen. They emigrated to America in 1904, first settling in Illinois. After three years they came to Grundy county and lived the last number of years in Grundy Center.
Mrs. Claassen had been suffering with rheumatic affliction for ten years. The ecect of this ailment made her in the last few years of her life a complete invalid, but she bore the affliction with courage, being faithfully cared for by her loved ones. On the evening of Thursday, June eleventh, 1931, death released her of her suffering. She attained unto the age of 67 years, 7 months and 7 days. One son, Gerjet, preceded her in death a few years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure the grief stricken husband, one daughter, Mrs. Joe Hempen, one son, Rudolf, two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. John Hogestraat, still in Germany, Mrs. Theodor Hinners of Danforth, Ill., and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services took place Monday, June 15, 1931, Dr. K. J. Stratemeier officiating both at the house and at the First German Presbyterian church of which the departed was a member. Mrs. Wm. Kruse rendered a few appropriate selections. Rev. Stratemeier spoke on the tenth chapter of John, setting forth the relationship between the good shepherd and his sheep. Interment was made at the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 June 1931, pg 12
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