MEYER, Weatske 1872-1959
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/20/2017 at 11:33:30
Funeral Saturday For Mrs. Meyer In Local Church
Funeral services for Mrs. Tonjes Meyer, 86, were held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Clarence Getting home west of Holland and later in St. John's Lutheran Church of Wellsburg, Rev. Robert Wolff officiating.
Burial was in the Holland cemetery.
Music for the service was provided by Mrs. Edwin Peters, Eileen DeNeui, Carol DeNeui, Marilyn Junker, Donald Gummert, Ronald DeNeui, John Heinrich and George Sietsema, Jr. Mrs. Gordon Junker was organist.
Casketbearers John Heerts, Ed Heerts, Ralph Heerts, Andrew Heerts, Ed R. Junker and Fred Sents. Mrs. Edward Schoolman and Mrs. Samuel Rust were flower bearers.
Relatives and friends who attended Mrs. Meyer's funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Meyer of Corwith, Mr. and Mrs. Harm Meyer of Round Lake, Minn., Henry and John Bodecker of Rockwell, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. John Burdett and Wendy of New York City, N.Y.
Mrs. Tonjes Meyer, nee Weatske Heerts, was born on September 12, 1872, in Shiloh township, Grundy County, Iowa. She died on Tuesday evening, August 18, at 11:30 p.m. at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 6 days.
Mrs. Meyer lived her entire life in the vicinity of Holland. She was baptised at an early age.
On February 28, 1894, she was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Tonjes Meyer. This union was blessed by God with three daughters. Two foster children were also provided for in the Meyer home.
Mrs. Meyer was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wellsburg and attended services faithfully up until July 1, 1958, when it became difficult for her to come to the house of God. She eagerly awaited and intently listened to the reading and exhortation of Scripture by the pastor at her home.
She leaves to mourn her departure three daughters, Mrs. Menno Venenga of Wellsburg, Mrs. Wilbur Rust and Mrs. Clarence Getting of Holland; two foster children, Mr. David Taffinder of Wellsburg and Mrs. Freda Kannegieter of Holland; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Meyer was preceded in death by her husband who died on July 10, 1951, one infant daughter, two brothers and two sisters.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 August 1959, pg 13
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