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RICH, Anna 1890-1966


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/3/2015 at 06:10:37

Last Rites For Anna Rich Held Wednesday

Mrs. Anna Rich, 75, passed away Sunday morning at Allen Memorial hospital, Waterloo, where she had been a patient since March 8.

The funeral was at the Reformed church in Stout, Wednesday. Burial was in the Stout cemetery.

One son, Andrew, a daughter, Christina, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Schuck, survive her departure.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 March 1966, pg 15



Mrs. Owen Rich, nee Anna Dirks, daughter of Jans and Stena Wickers Dirks, was born March 25, 1890, in Lincoln township, Grundy county, Iowa. She passed away on March 20, 1966, in Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, at the age of 75 years, 11 months, 23 days, following a stroke and complications.

When she was about seven years of age she moved with her parents to Beaver township. Feb. 14, 1912, she was united in marriage to Owen Dow Rich, of Parkersburg, at the home of her parents.

To this union were born two children, one son, Andrew, and one daughter, Christine.

They resided on the farm two miles south of Stout for about 36 years, after which they moved to Stout.

She was a communicant member of the Reformed Church of Stout in which she made confession of her faith in 1933. For almost 43 years she taught Sunday School in the Reformed Church of Stout, and thus the Word of God has permeated many a young life through her teaching services. She faithfully attended the Women's organizations of the church, being a member of Dorcas almost from its inception.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 18, 1953. She was also preceded by her parents, one brother, Ben Dirks, in 1965, and one sister, Cornelia Niemann, in April 1964.

Surviving are two children, Andrew and Christina, both of Waterloo; one sister, Ella Schuck of Cedar Falls; besides other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on March 24 with a family service at 11 a.m. and the service at the Reformed Church of Stout, Iowa, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. J. Hoekstra officiating. Mrs. Florence Dilger served as organist. Rev. and Mrs. J. Hoekstra sang two duets, "O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go" and "Face to Face."

Casketbearers were neighbors of the deceased; Frank Nisius, Raymond Pruisner, Harold Rademaker, Jerry Aswegan, Fred Freese and Charles Juel.

Those from a distance attending the funeral were Rev. and Mrs. E. O. Dirks, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Dirks, Bristow; besides relatives and friends from Grundy Center, Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Holland and Wellsburg.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 March 1966, pg 22


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