ROSS, Alberdena 1897-1988
ROSS, NEESSEN, PETERS, MEYER
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Date: 12/31/2016 at 19:21:31
Services Held Tuesday for Dena Ross
Alberdena K. Ross, age 90, of Wellsburg passed away at the Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center on Sunday morning, January 24, from complications of age.
Funeral services were held at the Second Christian Reformed Church, Wellsburg, at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26. The Rev. Thomas J. Vos, pastor of the First Christian Reformed Church, Wellsburg, was the officiating clergyman.
Mrs. Ivan Slifer and Mrs. Harold Okones sang duets of "Lord, I'm Coming Home" and "Nearer My God to Thee", accompanied by Mrs. LuRay Neessen, who also played the prelude and the postlude on the organ.
Casket bearers were Robert Meyer, Jeff Meyer, Douglas Ross, Steve Nielsen, Robert Rohlfson, and Bill Fisher.
Flower ladies were Mrs. Jennie Ross and Mrs. Lubert Meyer. Ushers were Don Heikens and Lawrence Lutterman.
Burial was in the Wellsburg Reformed Church Cemetery.
Alberdena (Dena) K. Ross was born on October 28, 1897, at Wellsburg to George and Gertrude Peters Neessen.
She married George Meyer on March 21, 1917, at Wellsburg. To this union were born three sons. George Meyer passed away in 1924. On December 22, 1936, Dena married Rieke W. Ross at Wellsburg. He passed away in June of 1959.
She received her education in the Wellsburg schools. She was confirmed in the Second Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg in April, 1935. She was a member of the Church Women's Willing Workers Group.
She is survived by two sons, Wayne Meyer of LaPorte City and Herbert Meyer of Dubuque; two step-sons, Willard and Richard Ross of Wellsburg; and one step-daughter, Esther Kasha of Chicago, Illinois; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands George Meyer and Rieke Ross, one infant son, one brother Heiko Neessen, and one sister Alice Nederhoff.
The family wishes memorials be directed to the Second Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home of Wellsburg was in charge of arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 January 1988, pg 10
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