SANDERS, Gertie 1878-1943
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Date: 12/23/2016 at 17:53:58
Hold Funeral Services for Mrs. W. W. Sanders Who Died Sunday
Funeral services are being held this afternoon (Wednesday) at the First Christian Reformed church for Mrs. W. W. Sanders, who passed away at her home near Cleves, Sunday, March 21st, after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Sanders, nee Murra, was born in Grundy county October 17, 1878, and her age at the time of her death was 64 years, 5 months and 4 days. She was married in 1898 to W. W. Sanders and they were the parents of 13 children, eleven of whom, five sons and six daughters, survive. Two children died in infancy.
Funeral services were in charge of Rev. L. F. Voskuil, the pastor of the church, and the casketbearers were five sons of the deceased, and one son-in-law of the deceased, David Miller.
Mrs. Arthur Cooper presided at the organ and Claus Primus sang two appropriate numbers. Misses Anna Bleeker and Henrietta Kolthoff had charge of the flowers.
Survivors, besides the husband, who is seriously ill, are five sons: George, Iowa Falls; Willie, Ackley; Andrew, Harm and August, at home. The daughters are Mrs. George Huisinger, Steamboat Rock; Mrs. Claus Risius, Ackley; Mrs. David Miller, Wellsburg; Mrs. Walter Harms, Cleves; and May and Mrs. Edward Harms, at home. There are 8 grandchildren, also one brother, Andrew Murra, of Wellsburg, and one sister, Mrs. John Bruise, of Lennox, South Dakota.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 24 March 1943, pg 1
Mrs. Will Sanders Died Sunday; Sick a Year
Mrs. Will Sanders died at her home a short distance east of Cleves about nine o'clock Sunday morning. She had been sick for more than a year from Bright's disease. She was a lifelong resident of this community. She was 64 years, 6 months and 3 days old at the time of her death. She was the mother of 13 children, 11 of whom are living.
Funeral services were held at the home shortly after noon on Wednesday and later at the First Christian Reformed church west of Wellsburg. Rev. Louis Voskuil was the officiating pastor. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mr. Sanders, the husband, is confined to his bed and was unable to attend the services at the church. He had an operation a short time ago for hernia and he is suffering from heart trouble.
Mrs. Sanders' maiden name was Gertie Murra. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Murra. She was born on a farm south of Wellsburg and grew up there. In 1898 she was married to William Sanders. They resided on a farm in this neighborhood until 23 years ago, when they moved to their own farm east of Cleves where they have resided continually ever since.
Surviving are the husband, five sons and six daughters. The sons are George, Iowa Falls; Will, of Ackley; Andrew, Harm and August, who are at home. The daughters are Mrs. George Huisinga, of Steamboat Rock; Mrs. Claas Risius, Ackley; Mrs. Dave Miller, Wellsburg; Mrs. Walter Harms, Cleves; Mary and Mrs. Edward Harms, who are at home. There are eight grandchildren. One brother, Andrew Murra, lives here and one sister, Mrs. John Bruise, lives at Lennox, S. Dak. Two children died in infancy.
Casket bearers were the five sons and one son-in-law, David Miller.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 March 1943, pg 9
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Sanders Who Died Sunday, March 21
"Thou shalt consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord chasteneth thee" Deut. 8:5.
That word of Scripture applied also to the departed mother, Mrs. W. W. Sander, born, Murra. She was born on Oct. 17, 1878 in Grundy Co. Iowa, one mile south of the First Chr. Reformed Church. She grew to young womanhood in her parental home until on Oct. 17, 1898 she was united in holy wedlock to Will Sanders. Seventeen years of their married life was spent in Grundy county on a farm and the remainder of their life together they lived in Hardin county, also on a farm. This marriage of 45 years was blessed with 13 children, two of which died in infancy.
The early years of her married life, the departed mother spent in caring for her family and home. In the later years of her life the Lord stretched forth His hand of affliction upon her. Recent years found her weak of body and sick of mind. Slowly other complications gripped her body until on March 21, 1943 her earthly pilgrimage of toil and affliction came to a close in her home, having reached the age of 64 years, 5 months and 3 days.
She is survived by her husband, also afflicted and ill at home, and 11 children:
George, of Iowa Falls.
Will, of Ackley.
Mrs. George Huisinga of Steamboat Rock.
Mrs. Claus Risius, of Ackley.
Mrs. David Miller, of Wellsburg.
Andrew and Harm, at home.
Mrs. Walter Harms, of Cleves.
August and Mae, at home.
Mrs. Edward Harms, at home; also 8 grandchildren.
Besides the children, one brother, survives as well as one sister, Mr. Andrew Murra, of Wellsburg, and Mrs. John Bruce of Lennox, South Dakota. Two brothers, George and Peter and one sister also preceded her in death.
Thus one by one we are called from the circle of family and home. A call which comes to every one without exception. Therefore, "Prepare to meet thy God, for it is appointed unto all men once to die and after that the judgement."
Relatives Attending Funeral of Mrs. W. W. Sanders
Mr. and Mrs. Riener Poppenga, and John Bruse, Lennox, So. Dakota; Mrs. Albert Heronimus, Sioux Falls, So. Dakota; Mr. Tom TeHark, Ridout, Illinos; Mr. Auno, Herman, and Wibbo TeHark, Sheffield, Iowa; Mr. Louie and Bukko Schweertman, Iowa Falls, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Eppo Bulten, Robertson, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Molendorp, Kesley, Iowa; Gus Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Banwert, West Bend, Iowa; Mr. Edward Harms, Ft. Knox, Kentucky; and a host of other relatives and friends.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 31 March 1943, pg 7
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