HOODJER, John Sr. 1876-1967
HOODJER, WEICHERS, HERONIMUS
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Date: 9/18/2016 at 08:29:40
Funeral Friday At Local Church For John Hoodjer, Sr.
Funeral services for John Hoodjer, Sr., 91, were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Doyen Funeral Home in Wellsburg and at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church, with Revs. John H. Elenbaas and E. H. Buschmann officiating.
Burial was in the Holland cemetery.
Special music for the service was furnished by a men's quartet composed of Claus G. Primus, Willis Bakker, Harvey Eiten and Alfred Eiten. Mrs. Henry Vandervort Jr. was organist and Mrs. Claus G. Primus pianist.
Flower arrangements were handled by Mrs. George Blythe and Mrs. Primus.
Serving as casket bearers were Donald Heikens, Leslie Hoodjer, Jake Bergman, Larry Everts, John Ervin Harms and Dennis Renken.
Mr. Hoodjer passed away the previous Tuesday afternoon at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital due to complications of his advanced age. He had been a patient at the hospital since April 29.
He was born in Ostfriesland, Germany, on January 13, 1876, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoodjer (nee Johanna Weichers).
He attended schools in Germany. He came to this country at the age of 20 years with his mother and two brothers. They settled in Grundy County near Holland.
On February 23, 1903 he was married to Jennie Heronimus in Holland. Following their marriage they lived on a farm north of Holland until 1935, at which time they moved to a farm 3 1/2 miles southwest of Wellsburg. In 1943 they retired and moved to their home on the Harry Heikens farm. Mrs. Hoodjer passed away March 13, 1962.
Mr. Hoodjer made confession of his faith in the Lutheran Church of Holland. They were privileged to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary on February 23, 1953 with their family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 2 children in infancy, 2 sisters, Mrs. Reike Lindaman, Mrs. Joe Eilers, Sr., and 2 brothers: Claus and Pete Hoodjer.
Those who survive are 6 daughters: (Effie) Mrs. Harm Buskohl of Grundy Center; (Jennie) Mrs. Joe Bergman of Grundy Center; (Katie) Mrs. John Harms of Wellsburg; (Dena) Mrs. Harry Heikens of Steamboat Rock; (Tena) Mrs. Fred Everts of Parkersburg; (Grace) Mrs. Markley Renken of Parkersburg; and 1 son, John R. Hoodjer of Wellsburg, 26 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 May 1967, sec 2, pg 1
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