PATERNI, Tena 1905-1948
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/28/2017 at 07:35:24
Funeral Services Friday for Mrs. John Paterni
Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the home and later at the Colfax Presbyterian church for Mrs. John Paterni, with the local pastor, Rev. George Swalve, officiating. There was a very large attendance at the church service. Burial was in the Colfax Presbyterian church cemetery.
Those attending the funeral services from a distance were John J. Stahl, Ocheyedan; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stahl Sr., Brownsdale, Minn., Jurgen Stahl Jr. and Mrs. Harold Buhr, Austin, Minn.
Pallbearers were Henry, Otto, Richard, Herman, Sam and Jake Paterni.
Tena Paterni, nee Stahl, was born January 9, 1905, at Holland, Iowa, and lived in this community all her life.
She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jurgen Stahl, and in her infancy was baptized at Holland, Iowa.
On February 1, 1928, she was united in holy wedlock with John Paterni, and to this union one son was born.
The couple started farming one mile south of the Colfax Center Presbyterian church, where they lived for seven years and from there moved to where they now reside, which has been the family home for 13 years.
She attained the age of 43 years, 4 months and 29 days.
On August 31, 1930, she became a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Paterni leaves to mourn her departure her husband and one son, Clarence; her mother, Mrs. Jurgen Stahl; three brothers, Bernard, Herman and Edwin Stahl, all of Wellsburg; two sisters, Alice of Washington, Ohio, and Mrs. Mabel Nederhoff of Wellsburg; three half-brothers, John of Holland, Harm and Fritz of Grundy Center, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Her father preceded her in death 11 years ago.
Five years ago, in June 1943, the deceased first noticed that her eyesight was failing and from that time on all physical aid was rendered her that could be given. She was afflicted with a brain tumor which could not be removed. The deceased was totally blind the last four years and her mother made her home with the family the last few years to help take care of her. She never complained during her long illness.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 June 1948, pg 11
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