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BLOEM, Gesine 1881-1954

BLOEM, OKKEN

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/13/2016 at 14:43:14

Mrs. Gesine Bloem Dies On Thursday

Mrs. Gesina Bloem died last Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Aswegan, in Beaver township, with whom she had made her home the past year and a half. She had been afflicted with dropsy and anemia for the past ten years. She would have been 73 years old had she lived until next December. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Okken. She attended school in Germany and on August 4th, 1903, she and Hendrick Bloem were married. Her husband died in Germany in 1941.

Mrs. Bloem came to America by herself and for a portion of a year she was at the home of a son in Tripoli, Iowa. In the fall of 1947 she came to Grundy Center and continued to live here until a year and a half ago.

Funeral services were held at 1:15 Monday in the Aswegan home and at 2 o'clock in Bethany Presbyterian church in Grundy Center. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. J. Langenberg.

Surviving are three sons and three daughters. The sons are Herman, Riverside, California; Hans, Tripoli, Iowa; and Joe, Dallas Center, California. The three daughters are Mrs. Rudolf Kladda, Loga, Germany; Mrs. George Kruse, Glidden, Iowa, and Mrs. Joe Aswegan of Grundy county. One son died in Germany in 1935 and a daughter died in Grundy Center in January 1953. There are eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 October 1954, pg 8


 

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