HELMERS, Anna Fern 1912-1932
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/8/2015 at 07:12:54
Anna Fern Helmers Passed Away Thursday
Miss Anna Fern Helmers passed away Thursday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Helmers, in Stout, after an illness dating back several years. She was taken sick in January, 1929, and attending physicians pronounced her affliction as diabetes. She had been growing weaker since that time and for the past six months had been confined to the house most of the time, but was able to sit up and be around the house until two days prior to her death when she had a severe attack and suffered considerable pain until she passed into a coma at six o'clock Wednesday evening from which she never revived.
Anna Fern Helmers was born February 4, 1912, in Beaver township, Grundy county, and spent her entire life in the community in which she was born. The Lord called her home at 3:15 Thursday morning, November 3, at the age of 20 years, 8 months and 29 days.
She was baptized in the Lutheran church when a baby six weeks old and was confirmed May 15, 1927. She was a member of the Luther league and prior to her illness was a member of the choir.
She leaves to mourn her loss besides her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Helmers, one brother, Herbert; one sister, Evelyn; two grandfathers and two grandmothers and the young man to whom she was engaged, Mr. Albert Cordes, and a host of relatives and friends.
Short services were held at the home at one o'clock and funeral services were held in the Salem Lutheran church at 1;30 with Rev. Paulson in charge assisted by Rev. Voss. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Pall bearers were members of her Sunday School class, Claus and Dave Walterman, Vernon Reinicke, William Paulson, William Schiller and William Hense.
Sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved ones in their sorrow.
She Is Just Away
You cannot say, you must not say
That she is dead; She is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of her hand,
She has wandered into the unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since she lingers there;
So think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of there as the love of here.
Think of her still as the same, and say
She is not dead, just away.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 November 1932, pg 4
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