LUPPEN, Hemmo 1876-1960
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Date: 12/23/2016 at 11:01:54
Hemmo Luppen Dies Sunday
Hemmo Luppen, the son of Fred and Lena Luppen, was born in Benningwold, Netherlands, on August 8, 1876. When he was but a few years old his mother passed away. Later, when he was seven years of age the family came to America and lived on a farm in Grundy County, northwest of Wellsburg, where Hemmo grew up as a young man.
On April 7, 1904, he married Dirtje Mennenga and the greater part of their married life was spent on a farm one mile west and 1 3/4 miles south of Wellsburg. To them were born two children, a daughter, Johanna, who later became Mrs. Harm H. Meyer, and a son Fred who resides on the farm.
In September 1944, Mr. and Mrs. Hemmo Luppen moved to Wellsburg and lived there for almost ten years, until Mrs. Luppen passed away on March 8, 1954.
Mr. Luppen continued to live at Wellsburg and enjoyed good health until the spring of 1958. Since that time he has spent considerable time in the hospital while his health kept declining. On Sunday morning, Sept. 4, 1960, at 6:30 he passed away at Grundy Memorial Hospital where he had been confined to his bed for 12 weeks.
Those who preceded him in death were, his wife, his daughter, Mrs. Harm H. Meyer and a sister, Mrs. Eike Ruter. Those who remain to mourn his passing are, his son Fred of Wellsburg, his son-in-law Harm H. Meyer, three grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Will Bakker, all of this area; two half-sisters, Mrs. Grace Modderman of Albert Lea, Minn. and Mrs. Henry Bakker of Aplington, Iowa; two half-brothers, Albert and Peter Luppen both of Aplington; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, one o'clock at the home of Fred Luppen and later at the First Christian Reformed Church (which he attended until he became ill) with the pastor Rev. Bernard E. Visscher, officiating. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Music was furnished by a men's quartet, Claus G. Primus, Herman Eckhoff, Alfred Eiten, and Harvey Eiten accompanied by Mrs. Claus G. Primus. Mrs. Henry VandeVoort was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Neil Okones Sr. and Mrs. Alfred Eiten.
Pallbearers were Evert Bleeker, Jans Mennenga, Edward Mennenga, Herman E. Ruter, Fred Eiten, Ben Eiten. Interment was in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 8 September 1960, pg 1
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