REITER, Ubbe 1836-1916
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/16/2017 at 20:26:59
Old Beaver Township Resident Dies Suddenly
Ubbe Reiter Passed Away on Last Sunday
Ubbe Reiter died within a short time after he was taken sick last Sunday at his home two miles east of Fern. He was attending church services at Buck Grove. He was taken sick during the services and he was taken home at once and passed away about a half hour after he reached there. Old age and heart failure were the causes of his death.
Mr. Reiter was one of the oldest residents of Beaver township, coming there about forty years ago. He was a native of Ostfriesland, Germany.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday and later at the Buck Grove church where interment was made.
The deceased's wife died seven years ago. The remaining relatives are five sons and two daughters. The sons are Enno Reiter from Corono, S.D., and Ubbe and Andrew Reiter of Beaver township, Martin from White, S.D., and Anton who is at home. The daughters are Mrs. Dave Anderson and Mrs. H. Haas, both of whom live near Dike.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 August 1916, pg 1
Ubbe Reiter Sr. died Sunday at the home of his son Andrew Reiter after returning from church at Buck Grove. While at church he partook of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper and set down and then his children noticed he was sick and he was carried out and placed in a car and taken to the home of his son and a physician called but he had quietly passed away before the Doctor arrived. Mr. Reiter was 80 years of age and leaves to mourn his loss five sons and two daughters: Ubbe Reiter, Jr., Andrew Reiter, living on the home place, Eno Reiter and Martin Reiter of Milbank, S. Dak., Mrs. Jennie Anderson and Mrs. Effie Hayes who live near Dike. Mr. Reiter was married twice and both of his wives had preceded him to that haven of rest, and since he has been making his home with his youngest son on the old farm that had sheltered him so many years. About a week ago he went over to stay awhile with his son Andrew. The funeral will be held from the home of his son and where he passed away and thence to the Baptist church at Buck Grove and the remains will be laid to rest in the cemetery at that place. Rev. Laansama of Holland, Mich., is expected to be here to preach the funeral sermon Thursday. Mr. Reiter was a Baptist in belief and was a strong member of that church as long as his health allowed. His Bible was a great source of comfort to him.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 August 1916, pg 4
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