TJADEN, Alex 1884-1947
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/23/2016 at 23:08:50
Alex Tjaden Dies Of Heart Attack
Alex Tjaden, who had spent the greater portion of his life in Wellsburg and vicinity, died very suddenly of a heart attack at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. He was visiting with Elzo Behrends, an old friend, at the Behrends apartment and was sitting in a chair when he suddenly keeled over and he was dead before a doctor could reach him. No one knew that he had a weak heart, as he had never complained of such an ailment. He was 63 years old.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Albert Geerdes, in Wellsburg. Later services were at the 2nd Christian Reformed church. Rev. VandeKeift officiated at both services. Burial was by the side of his parents in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Alex Tjaden was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Tjade Tjaden. He was born in Germany Jan. 23rd, 1884. When he was a year old he came with his parents to America. They located in Grundy county and for several years they lived in Colfax township and later in Shiloh township. Alex followed the carpenter's trade and he was a good and an honest workman.
Surviving are two sisters and one brother, George, who lives at Sioux Falls. The sisters are Mrs. Fred Riekena from Monroe, So. Dak., and Mrs. Albert Geerdes from Wellsburg.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 February 1947, pg 7
Alex Tjaden Died Suddenly Sunday
Alex Tjaden a long time resident of this community died very suddenly of a heart attack Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. He never married and established a home of his own. He was born in Germany on Jan. 23, 1884, and when a little more than a year old migrated with his parents to America. He was brought up on a farm in this community where he spent most of his life. At the time of his death he was 63 years and one month of age. His father and mother Mr. and Mrs. Tjade Tjaden and one sister preceded him in death.
The surviving relatives are one brother, George Tjaden of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two sisters, Mrs. Albert J. Geerdes of Wellsburg and Mrs. Fred Riekena of Monroe, South Dakota.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the home of Albert J. Geerdes at 1:30 and at the First Christian Reformed Church west of Wellsburg at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. Joseph VandeKieft in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Ray Snittjer, Ray McDowell, Eugene Huisman, George Harms, D. W. Riekena, and W. H. Meyer.
Relatives and friends who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Geerdes, Wellsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hook, Aplington; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Geerdes and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ackerman, Cedar Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Eckhoff, Steamboat Rock; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Slinker, Grundy Center; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Show and A. D. Keough of Iowa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Ray McDowell and son and Mrs. Earl Cockerham of Ackley and Henry Loof, Allendorf, Iowa.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 27 February 1947, pg 1
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