BOELMAN, Johanna 1882-1954
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Date: 5/11/2016 at 07:57:28
Mrs. Walb't Boelman Found Dead in Bed At Home Here Fri.
Mrs. Walbert Boelman, 72, passed away quietly in her sleep and was found dead in her bed Friday. Services were held at the Evangelical United Brethren church Monday at 1:30 p.m., conducted by the Rev. A. K. Henning. Prior to this a short prayer service was held at her home. Burial was in St. Peter's cemetery.
Johanna Lindaman was born January 1, 1882, in Varsingfain, Germany, the daughter of Onno and Johanna Lindaman, with whom she came to the United States at the age of seven years. The family settled near Holland, Iowa.
She was married to Wolbert Boelman in 1900 in Grundy county, where they lived for 11 years. After this they made their home at Rock Rapids for seven years, after which they moved to Franklin county and remained four years. For 15 years they farmed in Grundy county again, and following that retired and came to Ackley, where they have since lived in a home in the south part of town.
Mr. and Mrs. Boelman became the parents of 11 children, one of whom, Walbert Jr., died at the age of 12.
Mrs. Boelman was a devoted wife and mother. One of the last happy events in her life was the family gathering earlier in the summer when her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren got together for a reunion at their parents' home.
Surviving are her husband, Walbert; Mrs. Tilly Miller, Mrs. Hanna Finger, Ackley; Mrs. Fannie Williams, Toledo; George of Ackley; Mrs. Minnie Grimmius, Grundy Center; Arnold of Waterloo; Williams of Ackley, Mrs. Anna Wekman of Grundy Center; Mrs. Janet Williams, Ackley, Mrs. Bertha Meints, Ackley, her children; 26 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother and three sisters.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 5 August 1954, pg 1
Mrs. W. Boelman Found Dead In Bed
Mrs. Wolbert Boelman was found dead in her bed at her home in Ackley Friday morning. The sudden death was due to a heart attack. She was 72 years old.
Funeral Services Monday
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the First Evangelical United Brethren church at Ackley. Burial was in St. Peters Evangelical and Reformed church cemetery in German township.
Born In Germany
Mrs. Boelman was born in Germany Jan. 21st, 1882. Her maiden name was Johanna Lindeman. At the age of 6 she came to America and to Grundy county with her parents.
December 6th, 1900, she and Wolbert Boelman were married. They made their home on a German township farm continually until 1943 when they moved to Ackley for their future home.
Surviving are the husband, seven daughters and three sons. The sons are George and Will, Ackley, and Arnold, Waterloo. The daughters are Mrs. Hans Miller, Mrs. Henry Finger, Mrs. Rual Williams, Mrs. Melvin Meints, all from the vicinity of Ackley; Mrs. Lester Williams, Reinbeck, Mrs. Harm Grimmius and Mrs. Dick Werkman, Grundy Center. There are 26 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother Richard Lindemann, Grundy Center; three sisters, Mrs. Venno Janssen, Stout, Mrs. Herman Meyer, Fern, and Mrs. Minnie Shaffer, Estherville.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 August 1954, pg 2
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