SANDERS, Wilhelm W. 1873-1943
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Date: 12/23/2016 at 19:44:06
W. W. Sanders Died At Iowa Falls Hospital
W. W. Sanders, a long time resident of the northwest part of the county, died at the hospital in Iowa Falls on Monday. Death resulted from a heart ailment. He was 70 years old. His wife died last March.
Funeral services will be held at the home at one o'clock this afternoon and later at the First Christian Reformed church west of Wellsburg. Rev. Louis Voskuil will have charge of the services. Burial will be by the side of the wife in the cemetery adjoining the church.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 December 1943, pg 12
Funeral Services for W. W. Sanders Held Last Thursday
Funeral services for W. W. Sanders were held Thursday, Dec. 30, 1943, at the First Christian Reformed Church west of Wellsburg, conducted by Rev. L. F. Voskuil. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Wilhelm W. Sanders
"So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
That word comes to us again in the death of the departed father Wilhelm W. Sanders. He was born on Jan. 5, 1873 in Ostfriesland, Germany. His youth he spent in his fatherland until he was 20 years old when he came with his parents to America. On Oct. 17, 1898 he was united in holy wedlock to Gertie Murra, who preceded him in death by only 8 months. Seventeen years of their married life the family spent on a farm in Grundy Co. and the remainder they lived together in Hardin Co.
The last few years of his life the departed father suffered various afflictions. His strength gradually began to fail him until he was confined to his home and unable to fellowship outside of the family circle. Since the departure of his faithful wife, he realized life has meaning only in the light of eternity. On Dec. 21, he was taken to the hospital and after a few days of illness there he was taken from us on Dec. 27, 1943, having attained the ripe age of 70 yrs., 11 months and 21 days.
The family numbered 13 children, two of whom died in infancy. Those who survive are: George of Iowa Falls, Will of Ackley, Mrs. Geo. Huisenga 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, and Mrs. Edward Harms, also at home. Also 8 grandchildren.
Besides the children there remain one brother, Gus Sanders of West Bend, Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. John Harms of Steamboat Rock and Mrs. John Grenwalt of Los Angeles, California. Two sisters, Mrs. Herman Grenwalt and Mrs. Loert Berends and one brother, Harm, preceded him in death.
Thus having attained the Bible allotment of years it was appointed unto him also to die.
Those from a distance in attendance at the funeral were John Bruce, Mrs. Riner Poppenga and Mrs. Albert Hyronimus of Lenox, S. Dak., Tom Terhark of Ridott, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Malendorp of Aplington, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Sanders and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sanders of West Branch, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Epso Builiten of Robertson, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Harm Harms of Alexander, Iowa, L. and Louie, Bukko, George and Elzo Schweertman of Iowa Falls, and a host of nearby friends and relatives.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 5 January 1944, pg 1
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