MEINDERS, Brunko 1868-1956
MEINDERS, WIENTJES, VANHEIDEN, BORCHERS
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/11/2016 at 12:06:54
Funeral Saturday for Brunko Meinders, 89
Funeral services for Brunko Meinders, 89, Aplington who died at his home here Wednesday morning after a lingering illness, will be held at 12:45 from the home and at 1 o'clock from the Aplington Reformed Church. Burial will be in the cemetery of the St. Peter's Church, southwest of Aplington.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Marie at home and two sons, Martin, Aplington, and Edward, Cleveland, Ohio. (Obituary next week.)
--The Aplington News (Aplington, Iowa), 22 March 1956, pg 1
Obituary of Brunko M. Meinders
Brunko Meinders was born September 23, 1866 in Grundy County, Iowa, to Uffie Brunko Meinders and Martha nee Wientjes. He was the eldest of ten children, four brothers and five sisters, Meint of Aplington, Wemke Lauterbach of Parkersburg and Almina Nieman of Boise, Idaho.
In January 1896 he married Annie Van Heiden with whom he had two children, Martin of Grundy County, Ia., and Ella who died at the age of fifteen years. His wife, Annie, died in February 1900, shortly after Ella was born.
He remarried in February in 1903 to Carrie Borchers with whom he had two children, Edward of Toledo, Ohio, and Marie at home.
Mr. Meinders farmed south of Aplington until September 1935 when the family moved to Aplington and where he lived until his death. Due to complications of old age, he passed away on Wednesday morning, March 21, 1956 having reached the age of 89 years, 5 months and 28 days.
He is survived by his wife, Carrie; two sons and one daughter, five grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, and a score of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Meinders was a loyal member of the Reformed church and loved the hearing of God's Word. The Truth has made him free.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, March 24th at the Aplington Reformed Church with Rev. A. J. Koopman officiating. Burial was made at the St. Peters cemetery.
--The Aplington News (Aplington, Iowa), 29 March 1956, pg 1
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