SAATHOFF, Harmke 1892-1987
SAATHOFF, WESTERMAN, VOOGD, BEITELMAN
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Date: 3/13/2017 at 14:14:39
Harmke Saathoff Services Held
Funeral services for Harmke P. Saathoff were held at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, rural Holland, on August 18, 1987, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Joel Brummel officiated.
Mrs. Larry DeVries sang "One Day At A Time" and "In The Garden." She was accompanied by Mrs. Clarence Walterman, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
The casket bearers were Harold Hyde, Bill Hyde, Jerry Hyde, Bob Saathoff, Terry Ridder, Alfred Beitelmann and Norris Folkerts.
The ushers were Jake Schoneman, R. M. VanHauen, and Johannes Meester. Mrs. Grace Meester and Mrs. Lillian Kruger were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was in the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church Cemetery.
Harmke was born on October 12, 1892, at Simonswald, Ostfriesland, Germany. She passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 15 at her daughter's farm home near Tripoli. She attained the age of 94 years, 10 months and three days.
Her parents were Jasper and Margaret Voogd Westerman. She grew up at Simonswald and on November 12, 1911, she was united in marriage to Evert Beitelman. He was killed on March 14, 1915, during WWI. To this marriage were born two sons, Tole and Jasper Beitelman.
On September 2, 1921, at Simonswald, she was united in marriage to Harm J. Saathoff. They came to America on August 23, 1923, and settled in Grundy county. They farmed until 1958 when they made their home in Stout. He passed away on February 14, 1968. She was a longtime member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church. She had a love for flowers and enjoyed growing and working with them.
Harmke was preceded in death by her parents; first and second husbands; three sons, Tole and Jasper Beitelman and Jacob Saathoff; four brothers, three sisters and four great-grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, Peter J. Saathoff of RR6, Cedar Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Alma) Hyde of RR1, Tripoli and Mrs. Hattie Hartman of Aplington; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The Dike Funeral Chapel in Dike was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 August 1987, pg 3
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