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REISINGER, Bessie 1874-1942


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/6/2016 at 19:33:54

Double Funeral Service At Dike Sunday Afternoon

There was a double funeral service held in the Methodist church at Dike Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Asa C. Reisinger and Mrs. Horace Grimm, both of whom died Thursday morning. The services were conducted by the resident pastor, Rev. Wm. Galbreth. Mrs. Reisinger was buried at Grundy Center and Mrs. Grimm at Dike.

Mrs. Reisinger and Mrs. Grimm were cousins.

Mrs. Reisinger was 67 years old. She had been in failing health several months. She was born September 5th, 1874 at Adeline, Ill. She was a graduate of the State Teachers College. Following her graduation she taught school in the vicinity of Dike a number of years until she and Mr. Reisinger were married in April 1899. They were among the first residents of the town of Dike and made their home there continually.

Surviving are the husband and two daughters, Mrs. Dorr Miller of Grundy Center and Mrs. Ed Whaley of Knoxville, Tenn.

Bessie Almedia Little was born at Adeline, Ill., Sept. 5, 1874. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Little. In 1882 she came with her parents to Holland, Ia., where her parents taught school.

Losing her father in 1885, she went with her mother to live with her grandparents on a farm in Grundy county where she resided until she attended Iowa State Normal school in Cedar Falls, from which she graduated in 1896. She engaged in teaching until she was united in marriage to Asa C. Reisinger at Morrison on April 11, 1899. To this union was born two daughters, Mrs. Dorr Miller of Grundy Center and Mrs. Edward Whaley of Knoxville, Tenn. They started housekeeping on a farm in Grundy county, moving to Dike in 1903 where they continued to live until the time of her death Aug. 6, 1942.

Mrs. Reisinger was a devoted wife and mother and took much interest in the church and school while her daughters were with her. During her later years she was confined more to her home because of failing health.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 August 1942, pg 12


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