HARKEN, Klaas R. 1874-1935
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Date: 4/25/2016 at 19:45:12
Klaas R. Harken
Death Occurred Unexpectedly September 11--Funeral Saturday
Klaas Harken's death occurred suddenly, unexpectedly Wednesday, September 11. The fact was recorded in last Thursday's World-Journal. Rev. H. Johnson, pastor of West Friesland German Presbyterian church, southeast of Ackley, who conducted the funeral services, submits the following obituary.
Klaas R. Harken passed away suddenly Sept. 11, at his home two miles west of Austinville. The end came unexpectedly to his relatives and friends. How true we again find the words of our Lord Jesus Christ when He said "Your time is alway ready" "therefore watch and pray." Mr. Harken had not been well for some time, but apparently not so serious. The last few weeks he had considerable pain in the left side of his chest and breathing was difficult. Wednesday afternoon while outside he had a heart attack, and without pain or struggle his soul departed from its earthly tabernacle. He was 61 years, 6 months, 3 days of age.
Deceased was born March 8, 1874, at Forreston, Ill. When 8 years of age he came with his parents to Austinville, Ia., in which vicinity he lived the remainder of his life. On Feb. 20, 1902 he was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Ubben, and they resided on the farm where he passed away. Their home was blessed with four children, of whom one son and a daughter died in infancy.
Mrs. Harken died in 1917; since that time he had been father and mother to his children.
Funeral services, which were attended by a large number, were held Saturday, Sept. 14 in the West Friesland Presbyterian church, of which he was a member. Interment was made in the family lot in the cemetery adjoining the church. There remain to mourn his passing his children Anna and Ubbo, his sisters Mrs. Abram Roelse, Austinville, Mrs. William Muller, Ackley, his brothers, Ben, Waterloo, and John, Isbrandt, and Cornelius of Austinville, and a large number of other relatives and friends.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 19 September 1935, pg 3
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