KLUNDER, Fred Jr. 1904-1943
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Date: 3/23/2017 at 22:24:26
Fred Klunder Died Wednesday In Hospital
Fred Klunder died about eleven o'clock Wednesday night in the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown following an operation for ulcers of the stomach a few days before. News of his death was received with deep sympathy and regret by his many friends in this community.
Funeral services were held at the Christian Reformed church in Holland Saturday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. P. H. Eldersveld. Burial was in the Holland cemetery.
The following obituary was read by the pastor at the service:
Fred Klunder was born June 5, 1904, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Klunder of Grundy county, Iowa. As a child he received the sacrament of holy baptism. He lived all of his life in Grundy county, and the last 12 years in the town of Holland, Iowa.
On August 4, 1934, he was united in marriage with Agnes Tiggelaar of Holland, Iowa, where they made their home together for the following years. Fred Klunder made public confession of his faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior on August 16, 1942, in the Christian Reformed church at Holland, Ia., and manifested the sincerity of his faith by his regular and faithful church relationship, as well as by his daily conduct. On December 6, 1942, he partook of the Lord's Supper in this church for the first and last time in his brief life. On January 2, 1943, he became critically ill, and immediately submitted to an operation. But it pleased almighty God to take Fred Klunder out of this life on January 6, 1942[sic], and to take him into glory above. The deceased was filled with comfort and joy in the hours he lay upon his death bed, and looked forward eagerly to the joys above. Great was his trust in his Savior, Jesus Christ.
Left to mourn the departure of their loved one are: The faithful wife, Agnes; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Klunder; two brothers, Dan and Harm; one sister, Mrs. D. Strahlendorf of Waterloo; the parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Heiko Tiggelaar, and their children, as well as many other relatives and a host of friends.
Indeed, we may say, "The Lord hath given, the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord."
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 January 1943, pg 9
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