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HARTKE, Grace 1882-1972


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/16/2016 at 19:05:20

Funeral Services For Grace Hartke

Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home for Mrs. August (Grace) Hartke, age 90. Rev. Calvin W. Vanderwerf of the Bethany Presbyterian Church of Grundy Center officiated.

Mrs. Hartke died at the Beverly Manor Nursing Home in Grundy Center on Friday, Nov. 17 at 1:15 p.m.

She was born July 26, 1882 in Germany and came to America in 1900. She was married to August Hartke in 1901 in Grundy Center. The couple lived in the Grundy Center area. Mr. Hartke passed away in October, 1947. Mrs. Hartke had been in the Beverly Manor Nursing Home since October 4th, 1972. She was the daughter of Fred and Christina Ehnen Barkhoff.

She is survived by six sons: Fred of Cedar Falls; Enno, Council Bluffs; Bill, Dubuque; John, Des Moines; Louis and Melvin of Grundy Center. Two daughters, Miss Christine Hartke of Cedar Falls and Mrs. Trena Lowder of New Bedford, Ill. Two sisters, Mrs. Reka Mamminga of Grundy Center and Mrs. Jennie Lupkes of Wheaton, Minn.; 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, one daughter, one brother, one sister and one grandchild.

Mrs. Hartke's grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery in Grundy Center. Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 November 1972, pg 20


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