KLOSTERBOER, Frances 1893-1919
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/4/2017 at 10:08:53
Mrs. Harry Kloesterboer who for the past two years has been staying with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Behrends, near Stout, died at the hospital at Davenport, Tuesday. Funeral was held at the church two miles west of Fern, Saturday.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 January 1919, pg 4
Obituary of Mrs. Buhr
Again we are called to part with a loving one in the passing of Frances Susan Buhr, nee Berends, whose death occurred at Pine Knoll Sanitorium, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, 1919, at 8 o'clock.
On May 18, 1917, she was operated upon at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown. After staying seven weeks in the hospital she returned to the home of her parents to be nursed by her mother, and it seemed for a while that she would get well, but in spite of all that loving hands could do, she again showed symptoms of failing health during the late summer and fall of 1918. She was taken to Davenport, Nov. 12, 1918, and for a time she seemed to be getting a little stronger, until suddenly and unexpected a message was received by her parents that she was very low. They left immediately to be at the bedside of their daughter.
Frances was the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Berends, living near Stout. She was born in Butler county twenty-five years ago the 5th of last November. When but five months old she came with her parents to Grundy county to live and she has spent nearly all her life in the vicinity of Stout.
She became a member of the German Reformed church, of Stout, on April 2nd, 1915, and she was a faithful follower of the Lord Jesus.
Two brothers and one sister died before her. On February 23, 1916, she was married. To this union was blessed with one daughter, Dorathea June. The deceased is survived by her husband, her daughter, now two years old, her bereaved parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Berends, one brother, Gerhard and six sisters, Fannie, Minnie, Marie, Martha, Elizabeth and Mrs. George Arends of Dike and other relatives and a host of friends.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 February 1919, pg 8
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