DIEKEN, Mary 1870-1944
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/4/2017 at 14:33:49
End Comes For Mrs. John Dieken Last Sunday
Mrs. John Dieken died at her home in Grundy Center at seven o'clock Sunday morning, following a period of six years of failing health. She was afflicted with heart trouble and high blood pressure. She was confined to her home during the past year. She was 74 years and 5 months old on the day that she died.
Came to Grundy County In Covered Wagon
Mrs. Dieken was born at Princeton, Ill., in Bureau county on June 5, 1870. Her maiden name was Mary Elsa Lingelbach. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lingelbach. When she was a year and a half old she came with her parents to Grundy county. The trip was made in a covered wagon. The family made their home on a farm in Lincoln township where Mrs. Dieken grew to womanhood. On March 3, 1897, she and John Dieken were married. They began housekeeping on a farm in Lincoln township which remained their home continually until they moved to Grundy Center in the spring of 1922. They resided in the same home in Grundy Center since coming here.
Mrs. Dieken was the mother of four children. Three of them are living. The one son John died in August, 1935. Surviving members of her family are her husband. The children are Heye, Arthur and Esther, Mrs. Otto Tennant. There are three grandsons and three granddaughters. Mrs. Dieken had three brothers who preceded her in death. Three of her sisters are living. They are, Mrs. Elizabeth Dirks and Mrs. Anna Wilts from Holland and Mrs. Emma Schaa, Grundy Center.
Funeral Services Today
Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 this afternoon and later at the Bethany Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the family lot in the cemetery adjoining the Presbyterian church in Colfax township. Rev. F. J. Langenberg will conduct the services.
Relatives from a distance who have arrived for the funeral are her grandson, John Dieken from Kansas City; Mrs. T. A. Race, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Tennant and Vernon T. and Mona Bishop from Norwalk, Iowa; and Mrs. E. A. Anderson and two children from Des Moines.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 June 1944, pg 7
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