RIEKENS, Fannie 1879-1960
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/12/2016 at 06:51:28
Fannie Riekens, Lifelong Resident Of Community, Dies
Funeral services for Miss Fannie Riekens were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the family home and later at the Reformed church. Rev. G. C. Poppen and Rev. E. H. Buschman of Grundy Center were in charge of the services. Mrs. G. C. Poppen was soloist accompanied by Marcella Neessen, organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Johannes Heinrich and Mrs. Davida Meyer. Pallbearers were Johannes Heinrich, C. C. Neessen, M. D. Niehaus, John Ohling, Odie Olthoff, and Herman E. Ruter.
Interment was in the St. Peter's E. and R. Church cemetery.
Miss Fannie Riekens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Riekens, was born on July 4, 1879 in German Township, Grundy County. She attended school in German township. Later she kept house for her father after having lost her mother at an early age.
In 1915 Mr. Riekens and Fannie moved to Wellsburg where the later lived until her death. She was a member of St. Peter's E. and R. Church in German township but she attended services regularly in the Wellsburg Reformed Church while she was physically able.
On July 1st she met with a mishap and fell; incurring a broken hip. She was confined to the Grundy County hospital and later was taken to Eldora where she was confined for a short time at a nursing home. She spent the last three weeks in the hospital at Eldora where her condition gradually became worse and on Thursday morning, August 11, at 5 a.m. she passed away.
She is survived by one brother, Jake Riekens of Ackley and eleven nieces and nephews.
The deceased was preceded in death by her mother in 1881 and her father in 1934; one sister, Anna, (Mrs. B. Meinders), also two brothers, John Riekens and Dick Riekens.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 18 August 1960, pg 1
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