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RIEBKES, Christina 1869-1961


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/3/2016 at 08:34:37

Services Held for Mrs. Lewis Riebkes Wednesday Aftern'n

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at East Friesland Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Christina J. Riebkes, who passed away Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tony Schneiderman of Cedar Falls. The Rev. C. F. Siemsen conducted the services. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Christina Johanna VanBockern, daughter of Henry and Caroline Brocke VanBockern, was born July 16, 1869 in German township, Grundy county, Iowa. In 1887 she and Lewis Riebkes were married and they lived on their farm in Grundy county until 1919, when they retired and moved into Ackley.

Since 1941 Mrs. Riebkes had spent most of her time in California. Last August she began to make her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Schneiderman, in Cedar Falls.

Surviving are two children, Christine Schneiderman of Cedar Falls, and Henry Riebkes of Outing, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Larry Thorne of Lawndale, Calif., Marjorie Abram of Cedar Falls, Dorothy of San Francisco, Calif., and Virginia of Hawthorne, Calif., eight great-grandchildren, and a brother, August, of Long Beach, Calif. Preceding her in death were her husband, in 1930; five brothers, Harm, Herman, John, Will and Henry; and a sister, Tillie Gerdes.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 2 February 1961, pg 1


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