SPIEKER, Ella 1885-1965
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Date: 9/28/2015 at 18:59:48
Mrs. Ella Spieker Died Wednesday At Grundy Hospital
Mrs. Ella Spieker, age 80, died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. She had been in the hospital for three weeks and had been apparently feeling quite well when the heart attack occurred.
Funeral arrangements were pending Wednesday when the Register was printed.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 June 1965, pg 2
Mrs. Ella Spieker Funeral Saturday At W'burg Church
Mrs. Ella Spieker, a lifelong resident of Grundy county, passed away of a heart attack at the Grundy county hospital Wednesday morning following a short illness. She was 80 years old last January.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home and later at St. Peter's United Church of Christ. Rev. John Schortinghuis was officiating pastor.
Mrs. Wilbur Ubben and Frederick Vanderwerf sang two selections. Mrs. Frederick Vanderwerf was organist. Mrs. Harold Geerdes and Mrs. Jack Deters were flower attendants.
Pall bearers were Woodrow Lindaman, Alvin Lindaman, Kenneth Lindaman, Marlyn Peters, Roger Peters, and Dean Groneveld. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mrs. Spieker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henricus Lindaman were among the early settlers of Grundy county. She grew up on a farm and attended rural school in German township.
On January 3, 1908, she and Jerry Spieker were united in marriage by Rev. Meinster of Ackley. The first year of their married life was spent in Wellsburg where he was employed at the local grain elevator. The next year they moved to the Spieker farm where they resided until they moved to Wellsburg in 1946.
Mrs. Spieker received her Christian education at St. Peter's United church of Christ where she remained a faithful member until her death. She was a member of an early choir of the church. She was a charter member of the Women's Guild in which she served various offices.
Surviving are two daughters, Lydia of Wellsburg, and Faye, Mrs. Luverne Benning of Geneva. The one son, Allen, lives on the home farm northwest of Wellsburg. There are six grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Also surviving are four sisters and two brothers who are Mrs. Dick Riekens and Jake H. Lindaman both of Wellsburg, Mrs. Tillie Groneveld of Eldora, Mrs. Reka Nelson of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Hannah Peters of Grundy Center, and Wm. H. Lindaman of Wellsburg. Preceding her in death were her husband, Jerry, a daughter Annie, two grandchildren, her parents, one sister and three brothers.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 June 1965, pg 9
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