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PRIMUS, George B. 1903-1989


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/4/2016 at 10:59:09

Rites Held For George Primus

George Primus, 85, of Wellsburg, passed away on Sunday, April 30, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the First Christian Reformed Church, rural Wellsburg, with Rev. Thomas J. Vos officiating.

Richard Schafer sang "Good Night and Good Morning," and "Blessed Assurance." The accompanist was Mrs. Thomas Vos, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were Claus Primus, Ben Primus, Herman Primus, Paul Primus, Ronald Fisher, and Frederick Fisher.

The ushers were C. A. Janssen and Harvey Eiten. Mrs. Arvilla Freese and Mrs. Jennie Meyer were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the First Christian Reformed Church Cemetery, rural Wellsburg.

George B. Primus was born September 19, 1903, in rural Wellsburg, the son of Ben and Helen Seimens Primus. He grew up, and attended school at Shiloh Township #9.

On January 23, 1929, George was united in marriage to Martha Fisher, at the East Friesland parsonage, rural Ackley. After their marriage, they farmed for 42 years near Steamboat Rock, until his retirement in 1970, when they moved into Wellsburg.

George enjoyed the outdoors and working with flowers. He always had one of the finest gardens around. He was a lifelong member of the First Christian Reformed Church, and served on the consistory, and was a member of the men's forum. He was on the Board of the Timothy Christian School, and of the Timothy Christian School Society.

George was preceded in death by his parents, one infant son, six brothers: Henry, Will, Claus, John, Marion and Lee; and one half-sister, Anna.

He is survived by his wife, Martha, of Wellsburg; one son, David, of Steamboat Rock; four daughters, Mrs. Henry (Faye) Landhuis, Des Moines, Mrs. Herb (Marjorie) Mulder, Parkersburg, Mrs. Ray (Gladys) Brinks, of the Dominican Republic, and Carol Primus, of Pella; one sister, Lily Mae Minium, of Ames; 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 May 1989, pg 10


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