EEKHOFF, Ada 1853-1922
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Date: 12/25/2016 at 08:40:36
Mrs. P. P. Eckhoff Obituary
Buried Monday Afternoon at Bode Church, West of Wellsburg
The funeral of Mrs. Eekhoff, nee Ada Wienenga, took place Monday afternoon and was very largely attended. Interment was at the Bode church, west of Wellsburg. The pall bearers were Joe Nederhoff, C. Nederhoff, A. C. Bunger, H. Puppen, W. Bakker and O. Haupt. Mrs. Eekhoff was of noble character, beloved by all, was a member of the Christian Reformed church in which she served her Master faithfully, and as a member of the Ladies Aid always tried to do her part well. Her husband preceded her two years ago.
She was born the 12th of April, 1853, at Bunde, Germany, came to this country when but 16 years of age, was married the 8th of April at Ridott, Ill. She leaves eleven children to mourn her departure. They are, Mrs. C. Ruiter, Mrs. J. M. Bakker, Mrs. H. O. Nederhoff, Mrs. J. Ruiter, Mrs. A. Deters and Mrs. B. Ruiter, and Mrs. A. Jenssen, of Wright county; besides three sons, Boyd, Henry and Peter. Also 35 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Rev. H. C. Bode, assisted by his Sr., Dr. Bode, of Grundy Center, had charge of the funeral. Rev. Bode based his sermon on Phil. 1, 21: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." in which the apostle Paul speaks of the true Christian's life and blessed death. This is the only life worth living and if this is lived death is no penalty but the gateway to glory. Yes, it is a gain; an eternal gain.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 December 1922, pg 1
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