SCHAA, Heio 1868-1932
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2015 at 08:26:25
Sudden Death For Heio Schaa While At Work At Farm
Heio Schaa died very suddenly at his farm in Lincoln township shortly after five o'clock last Wednesday evening. He had been at work on one of the farm buildings and was standing on a ladder when he was suddenly stricken. He fell from the ladder and was dead when those about the place who saw him fall reached his side. It was the stroke and not the fall that resulted in his sudden death.
The news of Mr. Schaa's unexpected end came as a severe shock to his relatives and to his many friends over the county. While he had not been in the best of health in recent years, there had been at no time any cause for alarm about his condition.
The funeral was held Saturday, July second, ev. K. J. Stratemeier, assisted by ev. H. R. Sinning of Kamrar, conducted the funeral. Rev. Sinning spoke at the house on Psalm 23. At the church Rev. Stratemeier preached on the texts from Scripture Luke 4. A ladies quartet sang a number of special selection. The church was filled with relatives and friends. Interment was made at the Grundy Center cemetery.
(By Rev. K. J. Stratemeier)
Mr. Heio Schaa was born November 10, 1868, in Westrhauderfehn, Ostfriesland, Germany. Soon after his parents set out for America and so when but an infant he came to this country. The family established its new home near Forreston, Illinois. May 17, 1899, he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Lingelbach. Most of these thirty two years were spent on the farm in the Lincoln Center community, but for a few years the family lived also at Hickory Grove and in town. Three yrs. ago they left the farm in care of the children and moved to Grundy Center.
Mr. Schaa's health had not been very good for some years but he went about cheerfully meeting the duties and responsibilities as father of the household and citizen to this community. As he has now been so suddenly snatched from our midst we keenly feel the loss sustained to keep in memory his sweet and fatherly way by which he was known to us all.
Heart failure brought about his sudden death at five o'clock in the evening of Wednesday, June 29, 1932. The time allotted for his pilgrimage was 63 years, 7 months, and 19 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his grief-stricken wife, the children: Minnie, John, Carolina, Edward, and Mr. and Mrs. H. Schaa, four sisters: Mrs. John Pabst, Grundy Center, Mrs. Ed Helvig, Iowa Falls, Mrs. John Burke, Mason City, Mrs. E. F. Meyer, Alden, three brothers, Harm of Forreston, Illinois, Jn. of Sibley, and Theodor Schaa of Eldora. One brother, Benjamin, and a sister, Mrs. Harm Kruse, preceded him in death.
On June 23, 1912 Mr. Schaa united with the First German Presbyterian church on confession of faith. For a number of years he served this church as a member of the board of trustees.
As we feel the pain of separation we take refuge in the consolation of the promise that whosoever confesses Christ in the sight of men. Him will He also confess before his Father in heaven and thus we walk in faith.
Abide with me fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fall, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpers, O abide with me.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 July 1932, pg 1
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