TOOMSEN, Charles 1886-1946
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2017 at 16:43:25
Charles Toomsen Dies Suddenly
Charles Toomsen died suddenly at his home in Holland shortly after twelve o'clock on Friday from a heart attack. He had been out visiting with neighbors in the forenoon but shortly after he returned home he told his wife he was not feeling very well and he lay down on the davenport. The wife wanted to call a doctor, but he asked her not to as he felt that his trouble would soon pass over. The wife was working in the kitchen when she heard him breathing heavily and he passed away very shortly thereafter. He was 60 years old. The sudden death came as a severe shock to members of his family and to his many friends.
Funeral services were held at the home at 12:30 on Tuesday and later at the Christian Reformed church in Holland. Rev. Paul Holtrop officiated at the service. Burial was in the Holland cemetery.
Was Born in Franklin County
Mr. Toomsen was born on a farm in Franklin county August 19, 1886. He grew up there. On May 9th, 1912, he and Tillie Venenga were married. They started housekeeping on a farm 5 1/2 miles south of Hampton and lived there until they moved to Holland in April 1941.
Surviving are the wife, three sons and three daughters. The sons are John and Wilbur from Hampton and Duane who is at home. The daughters are Mrs. George Werkman, Holland; Mrs. Edward Klein, Bradford, and Bernice who is at home. There are two surviving brothers: John Toomsen from Forreston, Ill., and Ubbe from Bradford. There is one sister, Mrs. Harold Kramer, Austinville.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 December 1946, pg 15
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