DIEKEN, Heye 1840-1912
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Date: 9/21/2015 at 09:11:10
Another Old Settler Called Home
Mr. Heye Dieken died at his home in Colfax township Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4th, 1912.
Mr. Dieken was a strong and healthy man until late last fall, when his health failed and stomach trouble set in. But although he was up and around until one week prior to his death, he suffered great pain, but was conscious till the Silent Messenger called him and slept away peacefully, and the Lord gave him strength to bear his suffering.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church of which Rev. Drake is pastor.
Mr. Dieken was born in the city of Emden, Ostfriesland, Germany on the 24th day of November 1840 and was united in marriage to the bereaved wife, Altje Menten in 1868. He and his wife landed in Shannon, Ill., April 1, 1870 and in 1874 came with his family to Grundy county, living here continually with the exception of the year 1880-1881 when they lived in Kansas.
He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters: Juhren, John and Dieke, Mrs. E. E. Groote and Mrs. J. K. Kruse, also brother, Dieke Dieken and a sister, Mrs. Menne Bakker, both of Grundy Center and other relatives.
The high esteem in which Mr. Dieken was held was shown during the time of his sickness by the help given by neighbors and friends.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Drake were held today.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 February 1912, pg 1
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