SANDERS, Gust 1917-1948
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Date: 10/28/2016 at 15:57:39
Falls From Ladder And Dies From A Fractured Skull
Gust Sanders, who was born and raised in the vicinity of Wellsburg, fell from a ladder a distance of about 20 feet and struck his head on a cement sidewalk in Ackley Thursday forenoon and received a fractured skull. He was taken to the hospital at Hampton where he died shortly after reaching there. He did not regain consciousness. He had been putting up screens on the second floor of the Miller Jolley Cafe when he fell. He had been subject to epileptic attacks and it is believed one of these came upon him when he was up on the ladder. He was 31 years old last January.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the First Christian Reformed church. Due to the absence of the resident pastor, Rev. VandeKieft, the services were conducted by Rev. C. F. Siemsen. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
The casket bearers were Gratus, Gerret and Menne Bakker, George and Robert Willems and Amos Kolthoff.
Gust Sanders was born Jan. 31, 1917, in Grundy county near Wellsburg. When about one year old he moved with his parents to Hardin county, near Steamboat Rock, and lived in Hardin county the remainder of his life on earth. His passing from this life came very suddenly as a result of a fall from a ladder on June 10. He attained the age of 31 years, 4 months, 10 days.
His passing is mourned by four brothers: George, Iowa Falls; Willie, Ackley; Andrew and Harm, of Cleves; six sisters: Mrs. George Huisenga, Steamboat Rock; Mrs. Claus Risius, Ackley; Mrs. David Miller, Wellsburg; Mrs. Walter Harms, Cleves; Mrs. Aug. Kolthoff, Iowa Falls; Mrs. Joe Delger, Ackley; 10 nephews and nieces; and many relatives and friends. His parents and an infant sister and brother preceded him in death.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 June 1948, pg 11
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