DEBERG, Melvin 1917-1933
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/14/2015 at 11:56:34
Melvin DeBerg Dies At Waterloo Hospital Thursday
Melvin DeBerg, the 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeBerg of Lincoln township, died at the Allen Memorial hospital at Waterloo on Thursday evening from blood poisoning which developed from carbuncles. He had been at the hospital for a week. His case from the first was regarded as very critical and hopes of saving him were abandoned two days before the end came.
Funeral services were held at the Christian Reformed church Saturday afternoon with the local pastor, Rev. John Schuurmann, officiating. Burial was in the Lincoln Center church cemetery. There was a very large attendance at the church service.
Melvin Raymond DeBerg, son of Charlie and Hattie DeBerg, was born in Lincoln township, June 11, 1917, and died July 20, 1933, attaining the age of 16 years, 1 month, and 9 days.
All of his short life he resided with his parents in Lincoln township.
He attended the Dike consolidated school and finished the junior year in high school.
The Christian training of the parents, blessed by the grace of God, bore fruit in a lively interest in Sunday school, a faithful attendance upon divine services, and a delight in the activities of the Young People's and Young Men's Societies.
His sickness was of short duration. It began with boils, the poison of which went through his system and resulted in his death.
On Tuesday, July 11, he was taken to Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo where he received expert care. More than once during his brief stay in the hospital his life was despaired of, but each time he rallied and there were faint hopes of recovery. Quite suddenly he passed away on Thursday evening, July 20.
He leaves to mourn his loss the parents, one sister, Thelma, one brother, Herman, his grandmother, Mrs. Martin DeBerg, and many other relatives.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 July 1933, pg 10
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