PRUISNER, Arend 1892-1983
PRUISNER, BRONSEMA, JACOBS, KIEVIET
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Date: 1/11/2017 at 21:01:05
Services Held Tuesday For Arend Pruisner
Arend Pruisner passed away at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Maple Manor Nursing Home in Aplington.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the Reformed Church of Stout. Rev. Don Ringnalda officiated.
Randy and Jill Konken sang "How Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross." They were accompanied by Mrs. Bernard Schnell, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Casket bearers were Lee Harris, Arlyn Harris, Roger Harris, Neal Harris, David Kramer and Lowell Spieker.
The ushers were Harm Meyer, Edwin Dreesman and Harvey Eiklenborg. Mrs. Harold Rademaker and Mrs. Richard Ehmen were in charge of the floral arrangements. Kenneth Pruisner and Henry Pruisner provided their cars for the family.
Burial was in the Stout Cemetery. Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal service for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshment.
Mr. Pruisner was born on January 8, 1892 in Germany, the son of Peter and Renske Bronsema Pruisner. He attained the age of 91 years, six months and 22 days. When he was one year old, his family came to America and settled in Marshall County, IL. When he was 11 years old, his family moved to Iowa and farmed north of Dike.
In 1918, he was united in marriage to Christina Jacobs. She passed away on March 18, 1931.
On June 26, 1935, he was united in marriage to Dena Kieviet at Stout. They farmed for two years near Stout and retired and moved to Stout in December of 1937. On April 26, they moved and made their home in Parkersburg. On May 25, he entered the Maple Manor Nursing Home in Aplington.
He was a member of the Reformed Church of Stout.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Dena, of Parkersburg; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Doreen) Harris of Stout; one sister, Mrs. Sophia Tjepkes of Grundy Center; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 August 1983, pg 3
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