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BLEEKER, Hazel 1890-1982


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/18/2016 at 18:42:30

Hazel Bleeker, Age 91, Dead

Mrs. Hazel Bleeker, age 91, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday evening, May 11, 1982 at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 14, 1982 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethany Presbyterian Church with Rev. Calvin W. Vanderwerf officiating.

Mrs. Roger Stachour sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In The Garden". She was accompanied by Mrs. Raymond Appel who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were Max Girres, Kenneth Havel, LeRoy Thoren, E. D. Jansen, Virgil Eberline and Ken Wright. Ushers were Edward Flater and Lloyd Dreesman. Mrs. Bill Harken was in charge of the floral arrangements. Lee Thoren, Floyd Rouse and Jack Beenken provided their cars for the family's use.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Grundy Center. Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshment following the committal service.

Mrs. Bleeker was born on September 10, 1890, in Germany, the daughter of Harm and Antje Mennenga. She attained the age of 91 years, 8 months and 1 day. When she was two years old her family came to America and settled in the Reinbeck area. She was united in marriage to Jake Arends. He passed away in 1913. On February 18, 1915 in Reinbeck she was united in marriage to Hei Bleeker and in 1923 they moved and made their home in Grundy Center. Mr. Bleeker passed away on July 28, 1966. She lived alone until October 2, 1975 when she became a resident of the Long Term Care Unit, Grundy Center.

While she lived in Reinbeck she was a member of the Lutheran Church. After moving to Grundy Center she became a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church and the Ladies Aid group of the church.

She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, one son Harm, two brothers, one sister and five grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Anna Ash, Mrs. Darrell (Arlene) Essen both of Grundy Center, Mrs. Marlene Sincock of Flint, MI, and Mrs. Ervin (Hilda) White of Marshalltown, IA; one son, Jake Arends of Zearing, IA; 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 May 1982, pg 3


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