FINK, Jeffery Lynn 1958-1961
FINK, SONNENBERG, SCOTT, BROWER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/20/2017 at 14:54:40
3 Year Old Youth Killed By Railroad Rail At Holland
A tragic accident occurred in the town of Holland Monday when Jeffery Fink, 3 year old son of Royce and Lavonne Fink, was killed when a piece of railroad iron fell on him and knocked the boy to the concrete floor in the ware room of the boy's grandfather, C. B. Sonnenberg. The iron rail was stationed along the wall of the building. While no one saw the boy at the time, it is believed that while he was playing in the building he ran against the iron rail and knocked it over and it fell on his head. Mr. Sonnenberg was in another part of the large room at the time and he did not hear the boy's fall. Henry VanHauen who was nearby was first to see the boy as he lay on the floor unconscious from a blow on the head he received from the iron bar. The boy was picked off the floor and rushed to the Grundy hospital. He was still alive when he was picked up, but he died on the way to the hospital.
The body was taken to the Engelkes funeral home where funeral arrangements were made. There will be a service at the funeral home at 1:30 Thursday afternoon and later at the Christian Reformed church at Holland. The service will be conducted by Rev. J. DeVries. Burial will be in the cemetery at Holland.
The sudden death came as a shocking blow to the parents and the grandparents and other relatives and friends. The little boy had been a daily companion of his grandfather and spent much of every day in his grandfather's place of business.
Surviving are the parents; a sister Glenda, 1 1/2 years old; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Sonnenberg.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 April 1961, pg 1
Jeffery Lynn Fink Services Thursday
Funeral services for Jeffery Lynn Fink were held Thursday, April 27, 1961, at the Engelkes Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. and at the Holland Christian Reformed church at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Holland cemetery.
Jeffery Lynn was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Royce Fink. He was 2 years and 11 months old. He spent his few short years in Holland. The whole town was shocked by the tragic accident that occurred on Monday. He was a lovable little boy and everyone in the community knew him because he was a constant companion of his grandfather, C. B. Sonnenberg.
Surviving are the parents; a sister, Glenda; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Sonnenberg, Holland, Mr. and Mrs. James Scott, Lincoln; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fink, Lincoln, great-grandmother, Mrs. Florence Scott, Nashua. Preceding him in death was his grandfather, Edd Brower.
Relatives from a distance attended from Forreston, Ill., Waterloo, West Union, Nashua, Garwin, Hampton, Ackley, Clear Lake, Titonka, Wellsburg, Reinbeck, Lincoln, Gladbrook, Marshalltown, Aplington, Parkersburg and Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 May 1961, pg 3
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