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KORTHOUS, John 1888-1965


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/30/2015 at 08:40:27

John Korthous Passed Away At Nursing Home

John Korthous, who had been a resident of Grundy Center 53 years, died at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Nursing Home in Grundy Center. He was 77 years old. Death resulted from cerebral hemorrhage. After his attack he was taken to the Grundy hospital, where he was a patient for 15 days. From the hospital he was taken to the nursing home, where he remained continuously for three months, up to the time of his death. His wife was with him in the nursing home.

The body was taken to the Engelkes funeral home where funeral arrangements were made. Funeral services were at two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon at the First Presbyterian church with Rev. Duane Heap officiating. Burial in the Grundy Center cemetery.

Mr. Korthous was born in The Netherlands, Europe. He came to this country at the age of 15, with members of his family. The family during the first years in this country resided in Colorado. In 1913 they came to Grundy Center.

On Sept. 24, 1916, John Korthous and Trena Reiter were married. All their married life they resided in Grundy Center. During most of those years they resided in a home of their own at the north end of 7th Street. John operated a dray line in Grundy Center for upwards of 40 years and he worked early and late on his job. When horses were no longer needed for draying, he quit that business and for a number of years was employed at the John Deere plant in Waterloo. He remained on the job until the time of his retirement.

John Korthous was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harm Korthous. He came from a family of 9 brothers and sisters.

Surviving are the wife, one son and two daughters. The son is John Jr., Cedar Falls. The daughters are Mrs. Charles W. Beenken, Grundy Center, and Mrs. Anna Mae Merrill, Waterloo. There are seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren surviving.

Other surviving member of this family is one sister, Mrs. Gertie McPherson, Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one daughter, and one great-grandchild.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 October 1965, pg 8


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