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HOOK, Rudolph O. 1907-1984


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/8/2017 at 11:03:41

Rites Held For Rudolph Hook

Rudolph O. Hook passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.

Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, rural Holland, on Friday, July 20, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Don Ringnalda officiated.

Wayne Arends sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art." He was accompanied by Mrs. Clarence Walterman, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Serving as casketbearers were Elky DeVries, George Hauser, Elmer Robson, Donald Thomsen, Albert Thorne and Edward Miller.

The ushers were George Viet, Charles Freese and Raymond M. VanHauen. Mrs. George Hauser and Mrs. George Beenken were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Holland.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mr. Hook was born on November 25, 1907, on a farm in Pleasant Valley township, Grundy county, the son of Ontje and Lena Wolters Hook. He attained the age of 76 years, seven months and 24 days. He grew up on the family farm in Pleasant Valley township.

On November 5, 1942, he was united in marriage to Fannie Miller at Lancaster, MO. He lived most of his life in Grundy county. He farmed with his brothers for three years in Grundy county and went on to work as a farm hand for many years. For 18 years, he worked for James E. Miller, retiring three years ago.

He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters and one infant son, LaVerne.

He is survived by his wife, Fannie; one daughter, LaVon; one son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Mary, all of rural Grundy Center; two grandsons, Curtis and David Hook; three sisters, Anna and Grace Hook and Mrs. Ester Roman, all of Gilbertville; and two brothers, Vern Hook of Gilbertville and Lawrence Hook of Evansdale.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 July 1984, pg 3


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