PRUIS, Eilert 1889-1957
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/13/2017 at 19:53:35
Eilert Pruis Dies From Heart Attack
Eilert Pruis died at about eight o'clock Thursday evening following a heart attack at his home in Pleasant Valley township. Death came very shortly after he was stricken. He had previously been in good health. He was 68 years old.
He was born in Germany October 15, 1889. His father died in Germany. Eilert and his mother came to America and Grundy county in 1894. A number of years later they moved to Lyon county, but Eilert, after he grew up, returned to Grundy county and worked on a farm.
On February 18th, 1916, Eilert Pruis and Trentje Meester were married. They began housekeeping on a Pleasant Valley township farm and have resided there ever since.
Surviving are the wife; one son Marlyn; and three daughters, Gertie, Henrietta and Mareka. The four children are at the Pruis home. A half-brother, Daniel Meester, resides in Rock Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and two infant sons.
Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Monday and later at the Pleasant Valley Reformed church two miles west of Fern. The services were conducted by Rev. Moss. Burial was in the cemetery which adjoins the church.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 December 1957, pg 9
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