BERENDS, Gerhard H. 1865-1937
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Date: 1/9/2017 at 12:23:07
Gerhard Berends, Old Resident, Dies From Cancer
Gerhard H. Berends was born Sept. 12, 1865, at Wenermoor, Germany. June 2, 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Martha Kruse. The following year, April 13, 1891, they came to America. They lived on a farm near Stout until Dec. 2, 1919, when they retired and moved to Stout. Their union was blessed with 11 children. Of these four are deceased, a boy and girl in infancy, a married daughter, and a son at the age of 17 years. He is survived by his bereaved widow, one son, George, and six daughters: Mrs. Geo. Viet, Mrs. Geo. Arends, Mrs. Brunk Lauterbach, Mrs. Reinhard Kalkwarf, Mrs. Henry Behrends, and Miss Elisabeth Berends; also one granddaughter, Dorotha June, who has been making her home with them since the death of her mother; he is also survived by 21 grandchildren.
Mr. Berends had been sick for several years, suffering with cancer. During that time he received the best of care. He passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, reaching the age of 71 years, 4 months, 1 day.
Funeral services were held in the Stout Reformed church, of which he had been a faithful member since it was organized, Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Matzner from Marshalltown and Rev. Heyenga from Stout.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 January 1937, pg 3
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