KIEWIET, Kermit 1912-1935
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/23/2017 at 22:06:31
Kermit Kiewiet Died Friday Night After Long Illness
Kermit Kiewiet died at the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown at 7 o'clock Friday evening after a long illness. His trouble was believed to be ulcers of the stomach. Thirteen weeks ago he went to the hospital at Marshalltown to have the ulcers removed and an operation was performed. He showed no improvement following the operation. Later abscesses formed on the liver. Hospital attendants believed they could clear these up with constant treatment. He continued, however, to lose weight and to get weaker. The last few weeks relatives had little hope that he would leave the hospital alive. The end came Friday evening with very little warning and he passed away peacefully.
The body was brought to the home in Holland. Funeral services were held at the home early Tuesday afternoon at the home and later at the Lutheran church with the local pastor, Rev. Peter Ilgen, officiating. Burial was in the Holland cemetery.
Mr. Kiewiet was 23 years old. He was born in Colfax township March 9, 1912, and all of his short life was spent here. His mother died twenty years ago. He was married to Miss Hermine Itzen in September, 1931. They resided on a farm for a year and a half after which they moved to Holland. After leaving the farm Kermit took up trucking, in which work he was engaged up to the time he went to the hospital. There was one child from this marriage, a son, Dennis, who is 3 years old.
Following the death of his mother, Kermit and his brother were taken into the home of their grandparents. The brother died during the flu epidemic in 1918. After the death of his grandparents, Kermit made his home with his aunt, Mrs. Will Tack, who was both an aunt and a mother to him.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 November 1935, pg 4
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