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FINGER, Edward 1866-1931

FINGER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/4/2017 at 13:16:22

Edward Finger

The community was greatly surprised to hear of the sudden death of Edward Finger, southeast of Austinville, last Wednesday morning, Feb. 18. Few were aware of his condition, as he was in town only a few days before. He was not confined to a sick bed. The night before he passed away he wanted to do his chores as usual, but strength failed him. At one o'clock a.m. of Feb. 18th he quietly passed away, reaching an age of 64 years, 8 months and 10 days. Truly there is but one step between us and death. There prepare to meet thy God. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. The last few years he had retired from active farming. Edward was a man of friendly but quiet disposition. He said little and no doubt thought more, which was probably in part caused by impaired hearing.

He was born June 8, 1866 at Kanhahee, Ill. In 1875 he came with his parents to Iowa, and lived since then in the vicinity of Ackley and Austinville. There remain to mourn his passing his niece, Gertie Finger, who has kept house for him for many years, one brother, Frank, of Ackley, and three sisters, Mrs. Peter Zwagerman of Orange City, Iowa, Mrs. Conrad Aggen of Wittenberg, Wisc., and Mrs. Albert Van Lengen of Melbourne, Fla., besides many other relatives and friends. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon in the Westfriesland Presbyterian church, conducted by the pastor, Henry Johnson. His body was laid in the family lot of the cemetery.

--The Aplington News (Aplington, Iowa), 25 February 1931, pg 1


 

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