SCHNEEKLOTH, Elmer H. 1901-1969
SCHNEEKLOTH, BRANDT, ARENDS
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Date: 3/2/2017 at 13:53:10
Elmer Schneekloth Passed Away Tues., Services Friday
Elmer Henry Schneekloth was the youngest son of Thomas and Katherine (Brandt) Schneekloth. He was born on January 22, 1901 near Remsen, Iowa. His family moved in February of that year to near Luverne, Minnesota where he attended school and grew to adulthood. As a youth he professed his Christian faith and joined the First Presbyterian Church of Luverne. Later he transferred to the Steen Evangelical United Brethren Church.
On February 13, 1924, he was married to Aerna Louise Arends and they lived for two years on a farm south of Luverne. In the spring of 1926 they moved to Herman, Minnesota, where they farmed for 9 years. One daughter, Violet Joy, was born to them.
In February of 1935, the Schneekloth's moved to the Wellsburg, Iowa community where they farmed until retirement. They joined the Pleasant Valley Evangelical United Brethren Church and Mr. Schneekloth was a faithful member through the years serving as a trustee, steward and Sunday School treasurer. He was active in many community aspects giving large amounts of time and energy. Known as a person who was willing to help others, he possessed a patient kindhearted nature.
In recent weeks he became ill and passed away on Tuesday afternoon, February 11, 1969.
Surviving him are his wife, Aerna; his daughter, Violet, who is Mrs. Howard Lund of Route 1, Waterloo; 3 grandchildren, Edwin, Holly and Judy Lund; three brothers, Hugo Schneekloth of Sterling, Ill., Arnold Schneekloth of Hills, Minn. and Rudolph Schneekloth of Luverne, Minn. and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon February 14, 1969 at 1:00 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul O. Pfaltzgraff was officiating clergyman. Music was furnished by a men's duet, Roger Aukes and Duane Murra. Mrs. Edward Sietsema was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Wayne Aukes and Miss Connie Hook. Pall bearers were Harm Aukes, Wayne Aukes, Harry Duhn, Alfred Albers, Henry Huisman and Warren Anderson. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 February 1969, sec 2, pg 1
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