MARKS, Dena 1859-1943
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Date: 1/9/2017 at 17:06:57
Mrs. H. Marks, Old Resident, Died Wednesday
Mrs. Henry Marks, for many years a resident of Beaver township, died at her home in Stout Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 3. Death was due to old age.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Reformed church in Stout, preceded by a brief service at the home. The pastor, Rev. W. J. Heyenga, preached from Job 5:26. The remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the Stout Ref. church cemetery.
Mrs. H. Marks, nee Dena Aswegan, was born Nov. 8, 1859, in Juebberde, Germany. In the spring of 1882 she came with her father and family to the United States, settling in Grundy county, near Morrison. There the family lived for a short time and then moved on a farm north of the Lincoln Center church.
The deceased was united in marriage with Heinrich Marks on Aug. 16, 1884. To this union were born seven children. After farming for 28 years, the family retired and moved to Stout in December, 1912. Here the departed lived the remaining years of her life, namely 31 years.
Her husband passed away May 1, 1919, and one son, Ludwig, died in infancy; also two step-children preceded her in death, Fred Marks and Mrs. Harm Aswegan.
Mr. and Mrs. Marks united with the Stout Reformed church Oct. 12, 1913. The departed was a loyal and faithful member and attended as much and as long as possible. She was also a faithful member of the church's Ladies' Aid Society since February, 1913.
She is survived by her six children: Lucy, Mrs. Fred Greenfield of Dike; Dave, on the home place; Dena, Mrs. John Aswegan of Bristow; Jennie, Mrs. Victor Bulthuis of Dike; Henry, minister of the Presbyterian church at Lansing, Iowa; and Luke, of Dike; two step-children, Mrs. Jurgen Bruns of Stout and John Marks of New Hartford; eleven grandchildren; one brother, Henry Aswegan, besides other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 November 1943, pg 10
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