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GERLOFF, Charles 1874-1938


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/12/2017 at 12:39:05

Charles Gerloff Died At Sibley After Operation

Charles Gerloff who spent most of his life on a farm in Colfax township, died in a hospital at Sibley Sunday forenoon following an operation for a rupture. He submitted to the operation Saturday.

The body was sent to the home of his brother Lou in Colfax township and it arrived here Tuesday night. Funeral services were held at the home shortly after noon yesterday and later at the Linneman church west of Fern, with the local pastor officiating. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church where his parents are buried.

Mr. Gerloff was 64 years old. He was unmarried. He was born in Freeport, Ill., and came to Grundy county with his parents when he was three years old. The family made their home on a Colfax township farm. Charles remained there until 1911 when he moved to Little Rock. In late years he served as janitor of the Presbyterian church at Little Rock.

Surviving are two brothers, Lou of Grundy county and Will from Little Rock.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 June 1938, pg 1


Services For Chas. Gerloff Held At Little Rock
(From Little Rock Paper)

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Wm. Gerloff home for Chas. Gerloff, 64, who died Sunday at the Osceola hospital, Sibley, following an operation. Services here were conducted by Rev. C. A. Diehl. The body was then shipped to Grundy Center, where services were conducted by Rev. Geo. Swalve and Rev. Linneman. Burial was made in a rural cemetery near Grundy Center.

Mr. Gerloff had been enduring ill health for some time, and suddenly early Saturday became violently ill. He was taken to the hospital and an emergency operation was performed Saturday afternoon. His condition was believed favorable Saturday night and Sunday morning, but at 2:30 Sunday afternoon death came suddenly.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 June 1938, pg 9


Obituary of Charles Gerloff

Charles Gerloff, the son of Henry and Dora Gerloff, was born at Freeport, Ill., on April 15, 1874. He was one of seven children who blessed the home.

When but three years old he came with his parents to make his home in Grundy county, Iowa. It was in Grundy county that he grew to young manhood. It was here, too, that his father preceded him in death in 1893. Grundy county continued to be his home until in 1911 he went to Little Rock, Iowa, to make his home with his brother William. Little Rock continued to be his home until God's call came to him. He never married, but made his home with his brother until his earthly pilgrimage was ended.

Charles Gerloff had been in failing health for some time, but little did we anticipate that the end would come so quickly. A serious operation was a necessity for him to live, but the shock and his weakness was too great to stand the same. God's call home came to him at the Osceola County Hospital, in Sibley, between 1 and 1:30 Sunday afternoon, June 5. At that time he had attained the age of 64 years, 1 month, 21 days.

His father preceded him in death in 1893 and his mother in 1913. One sister and three brothers have also preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing from this life his brother William of Little Rock and his brother Lewis of Holland, and many other relatives and friends.

May the bereaved find special comfort and joy in our Lord and Savior who is always able to comfort and encourage and bless in life. He alone knows your every need and knows how to supply them according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 June 1938, pg 9


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