VANHAUEN, Harm 1886-1954
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Date: 3/8/2017 at 16:10:03
Harm VanHauen Died Saturday
Harm VanHauen, a lifetime resident of Grundy county, died early Saturday morning at his home 2 1/2 miles west of Fern. He had been in failing health during the past two years. He was 67 years old.
Harm VanHauen was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry VanHauen, among the early residents of north Grundy. He was born on a farm in Beaver township Nov. 30th, 1886. When he was one year old he moved with his family to a farm two and a half miles west of Fern in Pleasant Valley township and he grew up there.
March 24th, 1909, he and Pearl Groen were married. They began life together on the home VanHauen farm where they resided continually thereafter. In late years their son Jake has been operating the farm. A second home was erected on the farm for Mr. and Mrs. VanHauen.
Funeral Services Tuesday
Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon and later at the Pleasant Valley Reformed church. Rev. Paul Schmidt officiated at the service. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Surviving are the wife, three sons and three daughters. The sons are Henry, Beaver township, Jake, on the home farm, Herman of Wellsburg. The daughters are Mrs. Jennie Syhlman, Reinbeck, Mrs. Tillie Pruin, Shell Rock, Mrs. Gladys Meyer, Cedar Falls. There are fifteen grandchildren.
Other surviving relatives are: three brothers, Henry, Parkersburg, Elso, Stout, and Menno, Parkersburg. The sisters are Mrs. Henry Kramer, Charles City; Mrs. Renke Tammen, Parkersburg; and Mrs. Henry Tjepkes, Parkersburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 July 1954, pg 6
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