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BOELMAN, John 1887-1956

BOELMAN, VANDERWERF

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/11/2016 at 12:34:01

Funeral Services For John Boelman Held Monday p.m.

John Boelman, who had suffered from mental illness for some time, took his life by hanging at his farm in German township Saturday morning. A little over a year ago he had met with an accident from which he slowly recovered physically, but although he had submitted to treatment he apparently never recovered from the mental sickness which ensued.

He was born September 4, 1887, in German township, Grundy county, where he has lived all his life. He spent his youth in the rural area of this vicinity. On March 2, 1911, he was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Vanderwerf. To them were born two sons and two daughters.

Mr. Boelman was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church north of Wellsburg, and has served his church in various capacities. He was also a charter member of the newly organized Men's Brotherhood. He had the respect of his community for his integrity and honesty and was a devoted husband and father.

Surviving him are his wife; two sons, George of Shell Rock and Casjen of Clarksville; two daughters, Laura (Mrs. Francis Byl) of Aplington, and Sophie (Mrs. Carol Hawkins) of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; three brothers, Wolbert and George of Ackley and Ben of Aplington; five sisters, Mrs. Casper Boelman and Mrs. Folkert Kuper of Ackley, Mrs. Will Boelman and Mrs. Ed Finger of Aplington, and Mrs. Hermina Janssen of Wellsburg. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services, at which the Rev. Carl Jankowsky officiated, were held in St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed church Monday afternoon, following prayer service at the home. Interment was in the church cemetery.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 8 March 1956, pg 10


 

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