EILERS, Fannie 1894-1984
EILERS, HINDERS, HARBERTS
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Date: 1/12/2017 at 08:30:34
Fannie Eilers, Age 90, Dies
Mrs. Fannie Eilers passed away at 9:52 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.
Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center, on Monday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Thomas P. Harp officiated.
Merle Mamminga sang "Rock Of Ages" and "The Old Rugged Cross". He was accompanied by Mrs. Glenn R. Dieken, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Grandsons serving as casket bearers were Larry Andreessen, Lowayne Kinzebach, Willard Olesen, Davee Olson, Jeffrey Heine, Bill Molendorp, Marlyn Andreessen, Michael Eidahl, David Eilers, and Tom Raymond.
The ushers were Floyd Rouse and George Hauser. Mrs. Ernest Blythe and Mrs. Paul Slinker were in charge of the floral arrangements.
The committal services were held immediately following the funeral service. Relatives and friends were invited to remain at the church for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
Interment was in the Stout Cemetery, Stout.
Mrs. Eilers was born on February 8, 1894, near Holland, the daughter of Tonjes and Trientje Harberts Hinders. She attained the age of 90 years and 23 days. She grew up around Holland.
In December of 1917, at Holland, she was united in marriage to George Eilers. After their marriage, they lived in Holland. In the early 1920's they moved and made their home in Stout. Her husband passed away in May of 1935.
In January of 1936, she moved to Grundy Center. She worked as a cook at the Grill Cafe and the Grundy Cafe for many years. In 1977, she went to Beverly Manor and lived there for one year. On March 1, 1978, she became a resident of the Long Term Care Unit.
She was a charter member of the Holland Christian Reformed Church and was presently affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one infant son, two brothers, and one sister.
She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Tena J. Molendorp of Parkersburg, Mrs. Kathryn J. Andreessen of Parkersburg, Mrs. Marie J. Coleman of Waterloo, Mrs. Minnie M. Kramer of Susanville, CA, Mrs. Virley A. Heine of Clear Lake and Mrs. Myrna R. Raymond of Santa Clara, CA; one son, George J. Eilers of Waterloo; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 March 1984, pg 3
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