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KOLTHOFF, Kobus 1903-1988


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/31/2016 at 19:58:47

Kobus Kolthoff Services Held

Kobus Kolthoff, age 84, of Wellsburg, Iowa, passed away at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, Iowa, on Tuesday, January 26, 1988, from complications of age.

Funeral services were held at the Second Christian Reformed Church, Wellsburg, Iowa, at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 1988. The Rev. Thomas J. Vos, pastor of the First Christian Reformed Church, Wellsburg, Iowa, was the officiating clergyman.

Mrs. LuRay Neessen played the prelude and the postlude on the organ.

A quartet of Richard Schafer, Lary Riebkes, Arnold Eiten and Melvin Haupt sang two selections, "How Great Thou Art" and "In The Garden." They were accompanied by Karen Meyer.

Casket bearers were Rodney Kolthoff, Randall Kolthoff, Lynn Geiken, Brian Steinmeyer, Michael Steinmeyer, Dennis Viet, Sherman Donath and Todd Choate.

Flower Ladies were Grace Blythe and Katie Harms.

Ushers were Laurence Lutterman, John Kruse and Carl Nederhoff.

Burial was in Shiloh Township Cemetery, Wellsburg, Iowa.

The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home of Wellsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Kobus Kolthoff was born March 7, 1903, in The Netherlands, coming to the United States with his parents when he was an infant. His parents were Henry and Grace Hemmen Kolthoff.

He married Alice Klooster on February 19, 1930, in the Christian Reformed Church at Austinville, Iowa. To this union were born two sons and two daughters.

He received his education in the rural Ackley schools.

He was confirmed in the Austinville Christian Reformed Church and later transferred his membership to the Second Christian Reformed Church in Wellsburg, where he served as a Church Elder for nine years.

He and his wife farmed northwest of Wellsburg for 27 years. Then they moved to a farm near Ackley until their retirement. He became a resident of Maple Manor in Aplington in April, 1986.

He is survived by his wife, Alice, two sons, Harlan of Wellsburg and James of Aplington, two daughters, Linda (Mrs. Daryl) Geiken of Conrad, Iowa, and Janice (Mrs. James) Steinmeyer of Grundy Center, Iowa, two sisters, Grace Harken, Geneva, Iowa, and Jeanette Wood, Ackley, Iowa, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, an infant brother, a sister, Henrietta Janssen, a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

The family has established a memorial fund.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 February 1988, pg 12


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