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DOEDEN, Henry G. 1898-1983


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/11/2017 at 08:36:49

Henry Doeden Services Held

Henry G. Doeden, age 84, of Fern passed away Sunday, January 2 at 4:55 p.m. at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo. He had been a patient there for six hours.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, two miles west of Fern. Rev. Carl Regnerus officiated.

Herman Viswat sang "23rd Psalms" and "Be Near Me Lord Jesus." He was accompanied by Mrs. Herman Viswat. The congregation sang "Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary." Mrs. Clarence Walterman accompanied them, she also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Nephews serving as pallbearers were George Meyer, John Meyer, George Doeden, Oliver Doeden, Omke Doeden and Joe Doeden. Jake Schoneman, George Viet and Ray VanHauen were ushers. Mrs. Clarence Muller and Mrs. Reka Hook were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Burial was in Pleasant Valley Reformed Church Cemetery, rural Holland. Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshment.

Mr. Doeden was born on April 25, 1898 near Buck Grove in Grundy county, the son of George and Anna Engelkes Doeden. He attained the age of 84 years, 8 months and seven days. On March 10, 1921 at Pleasant Valley Reformed church parsonage, he was united in marriage to Frances Siemsen, by her father Rev. Dirk Siemsen. They farmed for 49 years in Grundy county. In 1970 they retired and moved and made their home in Fern. He lived all his life in Grundy county. He was a lifelong member of Pleasant Valley Reformed Church and served on the consistory for many terms. He taught Sunday School for over 50 years and had served as superintendent of Sunday School for many years. He attended the Pleasant Prairie Academy in German Valley, IL for two winters, where his main subject was Bible study. These terms of study laid the foundation for his service in the church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three sisters and one great-granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Frances; one daughter, Mrs. Wilfred (Margaret) Lawless of Atlanta, GA; two sons, Gerald of Hemet, CA; and Dick of Dell Rapids, SD; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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), 13 January 1983, pg 10


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