JASPERS, Harmke 1876-1957
JASPERS, JOHNSON, BRINK, SCHROEDER
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Date: 5/1/2016 at 21:30:22
Mrs. Alle Jaspers Services Friday
Funeral services were Friday afternoon at East Friesland Presbyterian church in German township for Mrs. Alle Jaspers, who died last Wednesday morning at the home of her son, Okke Jaspers, at Steamboat Rock. The services were conducted by Rev. C. F. Siemsen. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mrs. Alle Jaspers, nee Harmke Johnson, daughter of Harm and Gertrude Brink Johnson, was born February 5, 1876, in The Netherlands. In 1892 she came to the United States with her parents, and they settled in the vicinity of Cleves.
She was united in marriage to John Schroeder of Dumont in March, 1899. They lived at Dumont until March of 1909 when they moved to Comfrey, Minn. In September of the same year her first husband was called from her side through death. Being left alone, she again made her home with her parents.
On November 2, 1910, she became united in marriage with Alle Jaspers. They lived on their farm in Hardin county. In 1923 they retired from active farm work.
She was again led through the valley of sorrow when on Dec. 31, 1946, Mr. Jaspers passed from this life to eternity. Again being left alone, she at first made her home with her stepson and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Okko Jaspers, for about two years, after which she made her home in Steamboat Rock.
Mrs. Jaspers joined the East Friesland Presbyterian Church, Ackley, and remained a faithful member until the time of her departure. She was vitally interested in the life and work of the Church and was active as a Sunday School teacher for about 15 years and served her church in many other ways.
Mrs. Jaspers suffered a stroke October 6 of last year, which caused her first to be hospitalized and then spend a month in the Mrs. Alberts Nursing Home in Austinville.
Since December the first she had been cared for in the home of Okko and Stina Jaspers. With all the tender care afforded her, she failed to rally from the effects of the stroke, but gradually became weaker.
She is survived by two stepsons, Abraham A. Jaspers and Okko Jaspers, both of Steamboat Rock; one daughter, Florence, Mrs. Ernest Oelmann of Ackley; 17 step-grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, Fannie and Dores A.; three sisters and one brother.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 2 May 1957, pg 8
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