TAPPER, Patti Kay 1953-1955
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/10/2017 at 09:47:21
Patty Tapper Drowns In Water Tank
Patty Kay Tapper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Tapper, who reside one mile south and a mile west of Stout, drowned in a water tank at the Tapper home between ten and eleven o'clock last Wednesday morning. She was two years and eight months old.
Mrs. Tapper had gone to the field to take a forenoon lunch to her husband. The little girl accompanied her. When they returned the mother went into the house and the little girl was left in the yard. A little later the mother went to the door of the house to look for Patty. She saw her no place about the yard. The child's playwagon was standing by the side of the livestock water tank. When the mother went to the tank she saw the little girl lying at the bottom of the tank. She was dead. It is believed the little one stepped into her wagon and while looking over the edge of the water tank, lost her balance and fell in.
County Coroner Harold Engelkes was notified and he drove to the home at once. Death he was satisfied was the result of accidental drowning.
The little girl is survived by her parents, three brothers, Vernon, Gary and Galen.
Funeral services were held at one o'clock Saturday at the home and at 1:15 in the Reformed church at Stout. Burial was in the cemetery at Stout. Rev. Arend Roskamp officiated at the services.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 September 1955, pg 6
Funeral Services For Patti Kay Tapper
Funeral services were held at the Reformed church in Stout on Saturday conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. Roskamp for Patti Kay Tapper. Burial was in Stout cemetery.
Those left to mourn her early departure are, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Tapper, three brothers, Vernon, Gary and Gaylan, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dirksen and step-grandmother, Mrs. Alice Tapper and many more relatives and friends.
The following were here from a distance for the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dirksen, Mr. and Mrs. Carol Dirksen, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dirksen and Judy of Byron, Ill.; Mr. Jacob DeVries, Mr. and Mrs. Pete DeVries and family, Mr. Martin Homsic, Mrs. Janet Claassen and daughter of Byron, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dirksen of Winnebago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. James Brass, Janice and Dennis, Pella, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Tapper, Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Tapper, Marion and Carol, Grundy Center, Mr. and Mrs. Hank Tebben of Minnesota; Mrs. Bob Cessena, Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Arends, Cedar Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bakker, Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 September 1955, sec 2, pg 6
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