PRUISNER, Peter A. 1861-1949
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Date: 10/24/2016 at 17:02:53
Peter A. Pruisner Died On Friday
Peter A. Pruisner, who had been a resident of Beaver township forty-six years, died at his home in Stout last Friday. He suffered a stroke on the 5th of this month from which he was unable to recover. He was 88 years, one month and six days old at the time of his death.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home at one o'clock and later at the Reformed church in Stout. The local pastor, Rev. Heyenga, officiated at the service. Burial was in the family lot in the cemetery in Stout.
Peter Antons Pruisner was born August 17, 1861, at Wybelsum, Eastfriesland, Germany. He married Renske Bronsema April 27, 1889. To this union were born 7 children: 3 sons, 3 daughters and one stillborn child. The couple enjoyed wedded life for over 60 years.
December 29, 1892, the family left their native country and came to Varna, Marshall county, Illinois. There they farmed until Feb. 26, 1903, when they came to Stout, Iowa. They farmed in this community until they gave up farm life, November 28, 1915, and moved into their cozy new house. Thus the deceased was a resident of Stout for nearly 34 years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Pruisner were charter members of the Stout Reformed church, which was organized the 29th of May, 1906. Mr. Pruisner was one of the first two elected deacons of the then newly organized congregation. He served his church as deacon till 1923.
The departed enjoyed as a whole good health, altho some years ago he submitted to an operation at Marshalltown.
He was preceded in death by the stillborn child, 1902; and Rena, Mrs. Con Dirks, in 1941.
He is survived by his aged wife; the six children: Sophia, Mrs. Martin Tjepkes, Holland; Arend, Stout; Peter Jr., Grundy Center; Henry, Dike; Anna, Mrs. Wolf, of Waterloo; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 September 1949, pg 12
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