WEICHERS, John D. 1907-1971
WEICHERS, MOLENDORP, MEYER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/8/2017 at 15:19:09
Rites Monday At Area Church For John D. Weichers
Funeral services for John D. Weichers of Wellsburg were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church with Rev. Gerald Osland officiating.
Burial was in the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church cemetery.
Casket bearers were Harold O. Fischer, Willard Ross, John Heinrich, Harley Freese, Laurence Lutterman and William Bettenga.
Mrs. Alvin Meester and Mrs. John Luchtenburg Jr. sang a duet, and Mrs. Clarence Walterman was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. John Heinrich and Mrs. James DeNeui.
Mr. Weichers died at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Veteran's hospital in Iowa City due to complications following surgery. He had entered the hospital on September 27th for treatment. He reached the age of 64 years, 8 months and 15 days.
He was born on a farm in Lincoln Township, Grundy County, northeast of Grundy Center, on January 22, 1907, the son of Dick and Malena (Molendorp) Weichers. The family later moved northwest of Wellsburg where he attended the Shiloh No. 3 school. He was united in marriage to Miss Elsie Meyer on August 14, 1945 at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church parsonage, rural Holland, by the Rev. A. Linneman. Following their marriage they made their home in Wellsburg. He was engaged in the Blacksmith and Welding business for the past 15 years.
He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church having made confession of his faith in Jesus Christ on March 5, 1945.
John was a veteran of World War II having served overseas in the European, African and Middle East theaters of operations. He was a member of the local American Legion and Amvets veteran's organizations.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Conrad, who passed away in 1965.
Those left to mourn his passing are: his wife, Elsie; his aged mother, Mrs. Malena Weichers of Wellsburg; 7 sisters and 3 brothers: (Anna), Mrs. Richard Rindels of Bristow; (Grace), Mrs. John Freese of Wellsburg; (Rena), Mrs. Harm Huisman of Buffalo Center; (Nettie), Mrs. Dick D. Huisman of Wellsburg; (Edna), Mrs. Paul Kreb of Waterloo; Harold Weichers of Wellsburg; (Leona), Mrs. Francis Hopkins of Morrison; Lester Weichers of Waterloo; Dale Weichers of Holland; Miss Mildred Weichers of Wellsburg and a host of other relatives and friends.
The local veterans posts of Wellsburg (The American Legion and Amvets) conducted the military rites at the cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 October 1971, sec 2, pg 1
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