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HARBERTS, Dick D. 1883-1960


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/28/2017 at 09:33:35

Death Comes Saturday For Dick Harberts

Dick D. Harberts died Saturday at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since March 28th. He was afflicted with cancer. He had been a patient in Allen hospital at Waterloo for treatment a number of times previously. He was 76 years old. The body was taken to the Ferree Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial.

Services will be at one o'clock Wednesday at the funeral home and at 1:30 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. The services will be conducted by Rev. Wiert Eekhoff, pastor of the Colfax Center Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Colfax church cemetery. It was not possible to hold services at the Colfax Center church because of the impassable condition of the country roads.

Resided in Grundy County All His Life
Mr. Harberts resided in Grundy county all of his life. He was born October 9, 1883, in Colfax township. He was a son of Dirk and Gertie Harberts. He grew up on the home farm and attended rural school there. At an early age he became a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian church and was a regular attendant as long as his health permitted. He served as a deacon in the church for many years.

On February 8, 1910, Dick Harberts and Gertrude Kruse were married. The ceremony was at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kruse. The couple farmed in Lincoln and Colfax townships until 1944, when they moved to Grundy Center. Mr. and Mrs. Harberts observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary at their home on February 8th. Due to his poor health, the event was observed quietly.

Surviving are the wife, one son and two daughters. Edwin Harberts resides on the Harberts farm north of Grundy Center. The daughters are Mrs. James Neessen, Waterloo, and LuElla, who is at home. There are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Other surviving members of his family are six brothers. They are: Jurn, of George, Iowa; Ralph, of Algona; Dr. Wm. Harberts, Berkeley, California; Fred, John and George, Grundy Center. Two sisters are deceased. They are Kate, Mrs. Harvey Bockes, and Elizabeth, Mrs. C. D. Stachour.

Pallbearers were Charles Harberts, Edgar Harberts, Orville Harberts, John Kruse, John Graves and Clarence Kruse. Music was provided by Mrs. Darlene Luchtenberg and Miss Mae Engelkes. Flowers were in the care of Mrs. C. P. Dudden and Miss Lois Smit.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 April 1960, pg 8


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