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TACK, Etta 1886-1981


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/13/2016 at 22:38:26

Etta Tack Dies At Aplington Nursing Home

Mrs. Etta Tack passed away at 12:00 o'clock noon on July 29, 1981, at the Maple Manor Nursing Home in Aplington due to complications of advanced age. She reached the age of 94 years, 8 months and 23 days.

Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Tack were held on Saturday, August 1, 1981, at the St. Peter's United Church of Christ northwest of Wellsburg at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Ronald Fisher and Rev. E. H. Buschman officiated at the services.

Mrs. Allen Spieker provided organ music and accompanied the soloist, Mrs. Ronald Fisher who sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", "Sweet Bye and Bye", and "Haven of Rest". The flower attendants were Miss Lydia Spieker and Mrs. Josephine Finke. Pall bearers were grandsons of the deceased Royce Tack, Dennis Tack, Leland Tack, Boyd Meyer, Elvin Trout, and Kendall Tack. Burial was in the St. Peter's United Church of Christ Cemetery.

The Doyen Funeral Home in Wellsburg was in charge of arrangements.

She was born on November 6, 1886, in German Township, Grundy County, Iowa, the daughter of Henry B. and Elizabeth (Johnson) Lindeman. When Etta was five years old the family moved across the road and this became the family farm. She got her schooling at German No. 6 School. Her mother passed away on November 18, 1904. Etta, being the oldest girl home, was responsible for raising her younger sisters and brother. On January 15, 1908, she was united in marriage to Richard Tack by Rev. J. G. Theilken. Richard and Etta spent three years farming on her birthplace and three years on the Harm Hayenga farm. In 1914 they moved on the Home Place and farmed there for 39 years until their retirement. On February 26, 1953 they moved to their new home in Wellsburg. Her husband passed away August 8, 1960 and she continued to live in her home. She suffered a stroke on December 26, 1976 and was no longer able to be alone. On November 8, 1977 she became a resident of the Presbyterian Home in Ackley. About two years later on March 26, 1979 she moved to Maple Manor Nursing Home in Aplington. She suffered another stroke on February 25, 1981 and on June 20th became bed-fast and gradually grew weaker until her death.

Mrs. Tack was a lifetime member of the St. Peter's United Church of Christ and a member of the Women's Guild from its beginning. She was very active in her church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband and a son, Dale, on September 3, 1978. Also five sisters, Mrs. Martha Spieker; Mrs. Lizzie Tjaden; Mrs. Jennie Niehaus; Mrs. Bena Reemtsma; and Mrs. Ann Barr.

Those left to mourn her passing are: four sons, Harvey of Aplington, Melvin of Grundy Center, Lawrence of Waterloo, and Kenneth of Wellsburg; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, H. H. Lindeman of Cedar Falls; and one sister, Mrs. J. A. (Fannie) Brechwald of Fort Dodge; and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 August 1981, section 2, pg 1


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