TAPPER, Kathrine 1886-1936
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Date: 1/9/2017 at 09:14:24
Mrs. Ed Tapper Died Thursday After Long Illness
Mrs. Kathrine Tapper, nee Diekhoff, was born Feb. 28, 1886, in Beaver township, Grundy county, a mile south of Stout, at which place she continued to live her entire life.
On Feb. 22, 1911, she was united in marriage with Edzard Tapper. This union was blessed with four sons: Theodore Edward, Otto William, Harvey Marion, and Melvin Lewis. One son, Melvin Lewis, preceded her to the great beyond on Dec. 9, 1931, at the age of nearly 6 years. This seemingly was such a shock to her that her illness made its beginning at the time. However, it is not for us to question the all-wise providence of God. God oftimes must lead us through great depths and unpleasant experiences in order to prepare us for everlasting joy and glory. Kate, as she was often referred to, remains in our memory as a quiet, unassuming person, and was one who diligently attended the divine services. It was also her admonishment to the children, to diligently attend church services and to live lives as it becometh Christians.
Mrs. Tapper passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 3, 1936 at an age of 50 years, 9 months and 5 days, after a lingering illness with heart trouble, during which time she had the best of care.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, Edzard Tapper; the three sons, Theodore, Otto and Harvey; an only sister, Miss Marie Diekhoff, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Reformed church, Stout, Sunday, 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Siemsen and Rev. W. Heyenga. Interment was made in the Stout cemetery with her small son and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oltman Diekhoff, who had preceded her in death.
Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. W. Smith, Allison; Mr. and Mrs. Harm Reiher, Mr. Charley Ackerman and daughter, Aplington; Mrs. U. Tholen and son Carl, Mr. and Mrs. Harm VanHauen, Mr. and Mrs. Hilrich Janssen, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Janssen, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Fleshner, all of Parkersburg; Minhart Janssen, Ivester; Mr. Robinson, Waterloo; Miss Emma Janssen, Oscar Armstrong, Waterloo; Prof. and Mrs. Bonno Tapper, Tiffon, Iowa.
Jake Meyer and Jacob Miller accompanied Harvey Anderson of Hutchinson, Minn., Saturday to attend the funeral of Andrew Anderson, who died after having suffered severely with cancer for some time. Mr. Anderson was raised and lived in this vicinity for a good many years. He and Mrs. Tapper were former school mates in District No. 5, Beaver twp., and were buried the same day.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 December 1936, pg 15
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