THIELEN, Anna 1871-1931
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Date: 9/2/2015 at 16:12:07
Mrs. M. H. Thielen Died Suddenly Friday Forenoon
End Comes Unexpectedly Following a Year's Affliction With Heart Trouble; Funeral Tuesday
Mrs. M. H. Thielen, wife of Dr. Thielen, died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Grundy Center shortly before noon last Friday. A serious illness of a year ago left Mrs. Thielen with a weak heart which caused her distress from time to time and brought extreme anxiety to the family. She suffered a very serious attack on Thursday night from which she appeared to rally until a repeated and unexpected attack came on later in the forenoon and the end came very peacefully shortly after.
Mrs. Thielen's sudden death came as a severe shock to her friends and the many friends of the family in the town and county. She had lived here since shortly after her marriage and she had won the love, the respect, the confidence and the admiration of all who came within the circle of her acquaintances. She was a sympathetic neighbor and friend. Her home surrounded by her beloved and loving family was her earthly paradise. She was an ideal wife, mother and homemaker.
Funeral services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic church Tuesday forenoon. Solemn Requiem High Mass was sung by the local pastor, Rev. P. J. Boyle. Rev. T. J. Norris, from Iowa Falls, a former pastor, served as deacon; Rev. John Murtagh from Eldora as sub-deacon; Rev. J. O. McMaher from Hampton, master of ceremonies.
Very Rev. William Leen, dean from Marshalltown, who preached the funeral sermon, paid a touching and eloquent tribute to the life and character of Mrs. Thielen, which the speaker observed were attested by the large gathering of neighbors and friends at the church service. The beautiful floral offering was another manifestation of the love and the esteem in which Mrs. Thielen friends held her.
Mrs. Thielen's maiden name was Anna Hansen. She was born in Germany on July 22nd, 1871. Her mother died in Germany. Mrs. Thielen came to this country with her father, one brother and one sister when she was 12 years old. They located on a farm near Chanute, Kansas. Here she was married on January 1st, 1899, to Dr. Thielen. The Doctor brought his bride to Grundy Center six weeks later and this has been their home continually since that time. They lived in the same home for thirty-two years, and here their four children were born. The children are Josephine, Edward, Katherine and John. She has one brother, Joseph, from Chanute, Kansas.
There were about fifty relatives and friends from different points in Iowa, Minnesota and Kansas and many friends from neighboring towns in the county who called at the home and who attended the funeral service at the church and at the Catholic cemetery where burial was made.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 December 1931, pg 1
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