IBLINGS, Earl E. 1894-1951
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2017 at 19:40:05
Sudden Death For Earl Iblings
Earl Iblings died suddenly in the Sentman store in Wellsburg shortly after eleven o'clock last Thursday. He was stricken with a heart attack. He had been afflicted with a weak heart for a number of years and was told by his doctor to refrain from any exertion, not even that of driving a car. He was taken to Wellsburg Thursday by members of his family for a check-up by Dr. Kienzle. The doctor was away on a sick call and it was while waiting for him to return that he was stricken suddenly and collapsed on the floor of the store, and death was instantaneous. In the absence of a doctor the body was left where it fell until a doctor from Grundy Center arrived to pronounce the man dead. Coroner Harold Engelkes from Grundy Center was called and he removed the body to the Engelkes funeral home at Grundy Center.
Funeral services were held at the home in Holland early Monday afternoon and later at the Christian Reformed church. Rev. Henry Petersen officiated at the service. Burial was in the Holland cemetery.
Was Born at Parkersburg
Mr. Iblings was 57 years old. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Claus Iblings. He was born in Parkersburg March 16, 1894, and he grew up there.
Veteran of World War I
Mr. Iblings was a veteran of World War I and he served 16 months overseas.
On December 6, 1934, Earl Iblings and Tillie Adolfs were married. 16 years ago the couple came to Holland and they have made their home here ever since. Most of the time the family resided in Holland, Earl was employed at the Holland Hatchery. Poor health compelled him to remain at his home several weeks during the past year.
Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Mrs. Harold Henricks, and one grandson. Other surviving members of his family are his father, who resides at Allison; one brother, Carl Iblings, Parkersburg, and three sisters: Mrs. Edward Vietor, San Francisco, and Mrs. Frank Huisman and Mrs. Jake Peters, Wellsburg.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 December 1951, sec 3, pg 5
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