HEMMEN, Esther 1918-1986
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/12/2017 at 17:59:14
Services Held For Esther Hemmen, 68
Mrs. Jacobus (Esther) Hemmen of rural Dike passed away at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the Covenant Medical Center-Schoitz in Waterloo.
Funeral services were held at the Reformed Church of Stout, Stout, on Monday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Don Ringnalda officiated.
Ray Hemmer sang "Open Thy Merciful Arms" and "It May Be Today." He was accompanied by Mrs. Mike Bass, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
The casket bearers were Ernest Kliege, Earl Hayes, Hans Terrill, Charles Harberts, Harold Eiklenborg, Louis Bakker, and Delbert Meyer.
The ushers were Harm Meyer and Harvey Eiklenborg. Mrs. Hans Terrill and Mrs. Alvin Syhlman were in charge of the floral arrangements. Interment was in the Stout Cemetery.
Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
Mrs. Hemmen was born on March 26, 1918, on her parents farm in Pleasant Valley township, Grundy County, the daughter of Joe J. and Gertie Meester. She grew up on the family farm and attended Pleasant Valley #6 rural school.
On January 8, 1946, at the First Presbyterian Church parsonage in Aplington, she was united in marriage to Jacobus Hemmen. After their marriage, they lived on and farmed the same farm all their married life.
She was an active member of the Reformed Church of Stout, singing in the church choir, teaching catechism and sponsoring the RCYF for many years.
She attained the age of 68 years and 28 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Meester; one brother, Herman H. Meester; and by one granddaughter, Nicole Lynn Thorne.
She is survived by her husband, Jacobus of rural Dike; six children, Mrs. Don (Norma) Adams of Dike, Delbert Hemmen of Dike, Mrs. Ray (Nancy) Hemmer of Cedar Falls, Mrs. Darrel (Noreen) Folkerts of Allison, Mrs. Darrell (Denise) Thorne of Allison, and Mrs. John (Debra) Scott of Cedar Rapids; one brother, Jacob C. Meester of Parkersburg; seven sisters, Mrs. Annie Buskohl of Grundy Center, Mrs. Trena Schnell of Stout, Mrs. Henry (Jacobena) Wolters of Grundy Center, Mrs. Henrietta Luhring of Parkersburg, Mrs. Jerry (Martha) Eilderts of Parkersburg, Mrs. Albert (Lydia) Kolder of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) Claassen of Grundy Center; and by 14 grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Dike Funeral Chapel in Dike was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 May 1986, pg 8
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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