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BEHRENDS, Martha 1906-1983

BEHRENDS, BERENDS, KRUSE

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/11/2017 at 21:01:01

Services Held For Martha Behrends

Martha A. Behrends passed away at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 1983 after suffering a stroke on Sunday morning at her home. She had reached the age of 77 years, one month and one day.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, 1983 in the Reformed Church of Stout with Rev. Don Ringnalda officiating.

Darlys Wiese was organist. Judy Ringnalda was the pianist. Alan Stohr and Delbert Hemmen sang "For Those Tears I Died" and "The Old Rugged Cross."

Casket bearers were Roger Meester, Bernard Schnell, Calvin Heyenga, Roger Bergman, Robert Kolder and Larry Cirksena. Ushers were Elmer Eiklenborg, Harm Meyer, Francis Stover and Ed Dreesman. Flower ladies were Marlys Konken and Marlys Heyenga. Interment was in the Stout cemetery.

Martha was born March 4, 1906 in Beaver Township, Grundy County, the daughter of Gerhard and Martha Kruse Berends. She attended Beaver Township School #6.

On June 22, 1927, she was united in marriage to Henry M. Behrends in the parsonage of the Reformed Church in Wellsburg. They always lived in and near Stout. This union was blessed with four daughters: Marcella, Frances, Norma and Ramona. Henry died September 3, 1977.

Martha was a very active member of the Reformed Church of Stout. She also had been a correspondent for the Parkersburg Eclipse and the Grundy Register in Grundy Center.

Surviving are her four daughters: Mrs. Marcella Kramer of Storm Lake; Frances, Mrs. Gerry Grove, of Conrad; Norma, Mrs. Frederic Junker of Parkersburg; and Ramona, Mrs. Allen Aswegan of Muscatine; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Lauterbach of Parkersburg; Marie, Mrs. Reinhard Kalkwarf of Dike; Mrs. Elisabeth Engelkes of Stout; and June, Mrs. Elmer Meester of Parkersburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry, three brothers and four sisters.

Schwartz-Engelkes Funeral Home in Parkersburg was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 April 1983, pg 3


 

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