DILGER, Harvey 1893-1965
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Date: 9/28/2015 at 07:51:31
Harvey Dilger Dies In Hospital; Stout Merchant 40 Years
Harvey Dilger, who resided in Grundy county all of his life and who was in business in Stout 40 years, died in the Allen hospital in Waterloo last Wednesday, May 12. He had been afflicted with cancer during most of the past year. He was known by everyone in this community and had the respect and confidence of all who knew him. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family.
Funeral services for Harvey Vernon Dilger, who passed away May 12, were held at the Reformed Church of Stout, Iowa, on Saturday, May 15, at 1:15 p.m., with the Rev. J. Hoekstra, pastor of the church, in charge.
Mrs. J. Hoekstra and Paul Hoekstra sang two numbers as a duet, favorites of the deceased, "When I Get to the End of the Way" and "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder." Elaine Arends served as organist and accompanist. The casket bearers were Charlie Nevenhoven, Chris Freese, Harold Rademaker, Herman Wiltfang, Bert Heerts and Andrew Bergman.
Harvey Vernon Dilger was born Sept. 18, 1893, to Theodore and Lena Dilger at Buck Grove, Pleasant Valley township, Grundy county, Iowa. He passed away at Allen Memorial hospital, Waterloo, from cancer on May 12, 1965, at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 24 days.
His parents and family moved to Beaver township in August 1899. All his life was spent in this vicinity. On January 4, 1923, he was married to Florence Cirksena. On April 14, 1933, he made confession of his faith in Jesus Christ and became a communicant member of the Reformed Church of Stout, Iowa.
After serving in the armed forces in World War I, he entered the garage business in Stout. About forty years of his life was spent in partnership in the garage business.
Harvey loved not only his work, but dedicated his talent to the Lord. For 22 years he served faithfully as treasurer of the Reformed Church of Stout, having given up his work only last Dec. 1, 1964. He gave generously of his time and talent wherever he could be used.
Those who preceded him in death were his parents, Theodore and Lena Dilger. Those who survive are his widow, Florence, two sisters, Elizabeth, Mrs. John DeBeer, and Anna, Mrs. Calvin Clauson, all of Stout, a niece and two nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.
Interment was at the cemetery at Stout, under the direction of Engelkes funeral home of Parkersburg.
Those from a distance who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wier and daughter Linda, Windom, Minn., Miss Ella Beck, Lanark, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clauson, Spirit Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cirksena, Lincoln, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Dever Kort, Hastings, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dilger, Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sierck and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Sierck, both of Spencer, Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stubben, of Everly, Iowa.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 May 1965, pg 13
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