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WERKMAN, Anna 1917-1973


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/21/2017 at 08:25:39

Mrs. Dick Werkman Rites Held Here

Services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 in the Holland Christian Reformed Church for Mrs. Dick (Anna) Werkman, 56, who died Sunday morning at the Marshalltown Community Hospital East from an apparent heart attack. She had been in the hospital three days.

Rev. John Entingh officiated at the service. Miss Carol Venenga played a prelude of organ selections, and accompanied the duet of LaVern Dieken and Mrs. Henry Siefken who sang "Rock of Ages" and "I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone." Pallbearers were Vincent, Richard and Steven Werkman, Robert Grimmius, Larry D. Williams and John H. Krull. Mrs. Ed Brower and Mrs. Ed Schoolman were floral attendants. Ushers were Ed Brower, Ed Schoolman and Clarence Henze. Burial was in the Holland Christian Reformed church cemetery.

She was born Anna Boelman, daughter of Wolbert and Johanna Lindaman Boelman, Feb. 7, 1917 in Ash Creek, Minn. She came to Iowa with her parents at the age of seven years and moved to a farm near Ackley. She attended school in Grundy county, later moving to a farm near Grundy Center. On November 24, 1937 she was married to Dick Werkman and lived on a farm in Grundy county. They lived on farms near Ackley and Fern, then moved to a farm near Holland in March of 1943. She was a member of the Holland Christian Reformed Church and the Colfax Sunshine and Study Club.

Survivors are her husband, two sons, Dick D. of Wellsburg, Marvin of Holland, and one daughter, Marlys, Mrs. Paul Vogt of Grundy Center.

There are six grandchildren; three brothers, William Boelman of Marshalltown, George Boelman of Ackley and Arnold Boelman, Morrison; and five sisters, Mrs. Johannes (Tillie) Miller, Mrs. Henry (Hannah) Finger, Mrs. Lester (Fannie) Williams, Mrs. Melvin (Bertha) Meints all of Ackley and Mrs. Herman (Jeanette) Snittjer of Steamboat Rock.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 April 1973, pg 11


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