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DECKNADEL, Elso 1876-1931

DECKNADEL, DEVRIES

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/1/2015 at 14:56:27

Dike Farmer Dies At Marshalltown Hospital

Elso Decknadel Passed Away Monday Night Following an Operation

Elso Decknadel died at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown Monday night following an operation for appendicitis. He was taken to the hospital a week ago Sunday. The appendix was ruptured when the operation was performed and his case was regarded as extremely critical from the beginning.

The remains were taken to the home Monday night. Funeral services are being held today at the Stout Reformed church where burial will be made.

Mr. Decknadel was 55 years old. Most of his active life was spent in Grundy county. He owned an 80 acre farm north of Dike but had been living on and operating the large Walters farm north of Dike. He is survived by his wife and three sons. The oldest is a son 19 years old. They are Edward, Roy and Marvin. There are three sisters, Nrs. Louise Boomgarden, German Valley, Ill., Mrs. Sam Fricke and Miss Vernice Decknadel from Freeport, Ill. His mother died in 1905. His father passed away in 1912.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 October 1931, pg 1

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Obituary of Elso Decknadel

Elso Decknadel, a well known farmer of Fairfield township, passed away at the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown Sept. 28, 1931, at 10:30 p.m. following an operation for appendicitis.

Mr. Decknadel was born near German Valley, Ill., August 6, 1876. He came to Grundy county, Iowa, 22 years ago, and lived continuously on a farm northwest of Dike. In 1909 he was united in marriage to Dena DeVries, which union was blessed with three sons. He is survived by the widow and the sons, Edward, Roy and Marvin.

He also leaves the following brothers and sisters, Vernie, John, Cornelius and Eppke Decknadel, Mrs. Sam Fricke, all of Freeport, Ill., Mrs. Louis Boomgarden of German Valley, Ill., George Decknadel of Rockford, Ill.; Herman Decknadel of Hector, Minn. Three sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services for the deceased were held Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1, at the Stout Reformed church with Rev. W. J. Heyenga in charge.

Interment was made in the Stout cemetery. The brothers and brothers-in-law served as pallbearers: John, Cornelius, Herman and Eppke Decknadel, Henry and Ippe DeVries.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 October 1931, pg 4

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Obituary Elso Decknadel
(By Rev. W. Heyenga)

Elso Decknadel was born on the 6th day of August, 1876, at German Valley, Ill. There he grew to manhood. February 24, 1909, he was joined in marriage to Esther Dina DeVries. They moved on a farm about 5 1/2 miles southeast of Stout. Here the family has since lived.

The union was blessed with three sons, Edward, Roy and Marvin.

About eight days before his departure, Mr. Decknadel was stricken seemingly with acute appendicitis. He was taken to the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown where he underwent an operation at once, which was on Sunday morning, Sept. 20. But whatever medical skill was applied this was not to save his life in the providence of God.

He succumbed on Monday evening, Sept. 28, 1931, reaching an age of 55 years, 1 month and 23 days. He leaves to mourn his departure those nearest akin, his wife, the three sons, five brothers: George at Rockford, Ill., Cornelius at Freeport, Ill., John from German Valley, Ill., Herman, Hector, Minn., Epke from German Valley, Ill., and three sisters: Mrs. Louie Boomgarden, German Valley, Ill., Mrs. Sam Fricke and Miss Vernie Decknadel from Freeport, Ill. Two sisters died in infancy, his sister Cornelia three years ago last June. His mother died in 1905 and his father passed away in 1912.

The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Reformed church of Stout after short services at the home. The pastor spoke from the text I Thess. 4, 13-18 in the German language, and in English from Heb. 9, 27. There was a large attendance at the services. The interment was made in the family lot of the Stout cemetery.

Four brothers and two brothers-in-law acted as pallbearers. The men's quartet, which Mr. Decknadel loved to hear, sang a few selections at the request of the family.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 October 1931, pg 6


 

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