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PRIMUS, Gertrude 1896-1975


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/18/2016 at 12:44:05

Funeral Wednesday Mrs. Henry Primus, Lifelong Resident

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry B. Primus were held on Wednesday, January 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Harold Hollander was officiating clergyman. Alfred Eiten was soloist. Elizabeth Eekhoff was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Jessie Eiten and Mrs. Fred Eiten. Pall bearers were Rollin Primus, Harlyn Riekena, C. A. Janssen, Bruce Mulder, John Janssen and Marlyn Eilers. Interment was made in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery. The Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Primus passed away Monday morning, January 13, 1975, at the Marshalltown Area Community Hospital (East) following a lingering illness. She reached the age of 78 years, 8 months and 4 days.

She was born Gertrude Ruter on May 9, 1896, on a farm in Shiloh township, southwest of Wellsburg, the daughter of Claus and Jennie (Eekhoff) Ruter. She attended the rural school in the area. On February 21, 1917, she was united in marriage to Henry B. Primus. Following their marriage they made their home on a farm 3 miles east of Steamboat Rock. This union was blessed with 4 children. Her husband passed away on March 11, 1964. In the fall of 1964 she moved to Wellsburg to make her home.

Mrs. Primus was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg and made confession of her faith in Jesus Christ on September 26, 1913. She was a long time member of the Ladies Guild of the church.

Those preceding her in death were: her parents, her husband, her sister Pearl (Mrs. Joe) Eilers, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

She leaves to mourn her passing 2 daughters and 2 sons: Mrs. Helen Riekena of Wellsburg; Claus G. Primus of Steamboat Rock; Mrs. Bernice Mulder of Holland, Mich.; and John H. Primus of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Mrs. Andrew (Florence) Janssen and Mrs. Will (Ada) Janssen, both of Wellsburg, and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 January 1975, sec 2, pg 1


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