SIEFKEN, Dina 1868-1912
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Date: 4/6/2017 at 16:12:42
Death of Mrs. J. Siefken
Mrs. John Siefken died at her home in Colfax township at eleven o'clock last Friday night. Death came as a result of an attack of pneumonia from which Mrs. Siefken suffered about two weeks.
The death of Mrs. Siefken removes from the community one of Colfax township's most highly esteemed women. Having resided here most of her life she had formed a wide acquaintance and this acquaintance grew into a friendship of the most loyal kind. These friends regard the death of Mrs. Siefken as a personal loss and can fully appreciate the grief it has brought to the bereaved family. Mrs. Siefken was a natural born homemaker. There was an unusually strong attachment between mother, husband and children. The severing of these relations bring a measure of grief to the surviving ones that it will take all their strength and Christian fortitude to bear.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. J. E. Drake were held at Drake's church Tuesday afternoon. It was one of the most largely attended funerals held here in years.
Mrs. Siefken's maiden name was Miss Dena Snittjer. She was born in Germany and had she lived until the 14th of next August she would have been 44 years old. She was united in marriage with John Siefken twenty-five years ago. She was married in the church where funeral services were held for her Tuesday. The first five years of her married life the family lived five miles southeast of Wellsburg. The past twenty years they have been living at their present home. Aside from her husband Mrs. Siefken is survived by seven children, one sister, Mrs. Will Getting and two brothers Dan and Joe Snittjer. Of the children three are girls and four are boys. The oldest is twenty and the youngest is three.
John Siefken and Mrs. Hemple from Ackley were outsiders present at the funeral.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 April 1912, pg 6
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