HUTING, Elska 1850-1932
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Date: 9/4/2015 at 16:37:13
64 Year Resident Of County Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Reint Huting, nee Elska Muller, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hillard Pruisner, Wednesday morning, April 20, after an illness of six weeks following the flu.
Mrs. Huting had been a resident of Grundy county 64 years. She was born in Gremersum, Ostfriesland, Germany, August 27, 1850, and reached the age of 81 years, 7 months and 24 days. She came to America with her parents and two sisters when 18 years of age and lived near Oregon, Ill. In 1871 she was united in marriage to Remt Huting. Shortly after this she came to Iowa accompanied by other relatives and friends. The first year they lived on a farm south of Parkersburg, after which time they bought a farm near Buck Grove where they made their home the remainder of their life. The past three years because of ill health she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Hillard Pruisner.
Mrs. Huting was a long and faithful member of the Reformed church of Pleasant Valley. She was a woman of cheerful disposition, always ready to lend a helping hand. She endured many hardships of pioneer life.
Seven children survive to mourn her death. They are: John, Mrs. H. Pruisner, Daniel, Arthur, Mrs. Ingle Mourer, Mrs. C. F. Doescher and Mrs. E. B. Engelkes. There are 35 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1914. He and five children preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Pleasant Valley Reformed church conducted by Rev. Siemsen, pastor of that church, and Rev. Lange of Parkersburg. Two beautiful numbers were sung by the Engelkes sisters, Miss Katherine and Mrs. Eldrich Meyer. Burial was made in the Rev. Siemsen cemetery.
Those who came from a distance to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Pete Dirtscher, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dirtscher, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dirtscher, Mrs. Geo. Bronlowee, Miss Blanche Dirtscher and Miss Josephine Dirtscher, all of Clarion, Iowa; Mrs. John Hown and daughter of Rock Rapids, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. John Huting, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Huting, Mr. and Mrs. Nels Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Haack, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Waite, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Yarrington, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Poisall, all of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Huting of Shell Rock, Arthur Reiman and sons of Allison and Mr. and Mrs. John Krull of Kesley.
Mother dearest in the twilight
When the sun is sinking low,
When those wondrous hues of sunset
Fill the heavens with their glow;
Resting from our toil, and weary,
Meditating, dreaming, too;
Our past reflected in that sunset
Reveals a "Guiding Star!"--'tis you.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 April 1932, pg 8
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