LINGELBACH, Kate 1885-1948
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Date: 3/19/2017 at 18:26:27
Death Calls Mrs. E. A. Lingelbach
Death came suddenly and quietly from a blood clot to Mrs. E. A. Lingelbach at her home in Holland Thursday evening. She had been in failing health for a number of years and she realized for some time that the end was near, but the family were not prepared for it to come so suddenly. Mrs. Lingelbach spent her entire life in this community where she had about her constantly a devoted family and dear friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the home and later at the Christian Reformed church with which Mrs. Lingelbach had been actively affiliated since the church was organized. The services were conducted by the resident pastor, Rev. Henry Petersen. There was a very large attendance at the funeral service and the floral tributes were beautiful. Burial was by the side of the husband in the Holland cemetery.
Mrs. Kate Lingelbach, nee Frerichs, was born in Holland, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1885. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harmonus Frerichs. She spent her youthful days in this vicinity. As a young woman she moved with her parents to Wellsburg where she was united in marriage with E. A. Lingelbach on Jan. 10, 1907. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Holland where they were in the general merchandise business for 32 years. After the death of her husband in 1939 she and her daughter continued the business until 1946.
She was afflicted during her life with numerous illnesses and submitted to seven major operations. In Feb. 1944 it became evident that cancer had taken hold of her physical body. An unsuccessful attempt at surgery was made in July of that year. From that time she gradually failed. On May 29 of this year she suffered a serious relapse. She weakened rapidly and on the morning of June 10 she rose from her bed, but could not summon enough strength to carry through the day as was her custom. A blood clot had formed and in the early evening it settled in a vital spot, which quickly snuffed out her life. She attained an age of 62 years, 7 months, 10 days.
Her married life was blessed with the birth of two children, the first of whom died at birth. She is survived by her daughter, Alma June, and husband, Edwin Brower; one brother, W. H. Frerichs of Osage; four sisters, Mrs. M. H. Tjaden of Wellsburg, Mrs. John Boven, Mrs. John Dirks and Sue Frerichs, of Bristow; and a nephew, Fritz Frerichs, Grundy Center, who was raised as a brother. Preceding her in death were her husband, Ed.; her parents; and two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Stahl and Mrs. W. B. Buus.
Mrs. Lingelbach gave evidence throughout her days that her greatest concern in life was the eternal welfare of her soul. On April 4, 1903, she was confirmed in the Lutheran Church. Approximately the last twenty years of her life she was a confessing member of the Christian Reformed church. She gave repeated testimony that her eternal existence was secure in her Savior, and so for her the end of physical existence was really entrance into her true and everlasting life. Her task on earth is done; her joy in heaven has begun.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 June 1948, pg 11
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