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BECKMAN, Tillie 1881-1948


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:10

End Comes Sat'day At Hospital For Mrs. F. S. Beckman

Mrs. F. S. Beckman, who had been a lifelong resident of Grundy county, died at St. Thomas hospital in Marshalltown Saturday evening, January 24th. She suffered a severe heart attack at her home on Wednesday night and she was removed to the hospital Thursday morning. Reports came from the hospital Friday forenoon that Mrs. Beckman's condition was much improved. During the afternoon a severe paralytic stroke came from which the patient was unable to rally and she continued to get weaker until the end came.

Mrs. Beckman suffered a heart attack about five years ago which kept her confined to her home for several weeks but after her recovery good health continued until she was suddenly stricken Wednesday night.

Word of Mrs. Beckman's death was received with deep regret by relatives and her many friends over the county, some of whom had known her since birth. During the many years she resided in Grundy Center she took an active part in the social and church life of the community. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Grundy Center; a past worthy matron of the O.E.S. and she affiliated with other organizations in the community.

Was A Member of A Grundy Pioneer Family
Mrs. Beckman's maiden name was Tillie Freese. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asjen Freese who were among the early residents of Grundy county. She was born on a farm in Pleasant Valley township Nov. 20th, 1881, and the early part of her life was spent there. Later the family moved to a farm south of Holland where they resided until Mr. Freese was elected sheriff of the county, after which the family moved to Grundy Center for six years. During his last term in office Mr. Freese built a house in Holland to which his family moved when his term expired and that remained their home a number of years, after which they moved to Grundy Center.

Tillie Freese and Dr. F. S. Beckman were married in 1908 and they spent all of their married life in Grundy Center. They had one child, a daughter, VerDene.

Surviving are the husband and daughter and four sisters. The sisters are Mrs. Lena Poppenga, Wellsburg, Mrs. L. D. Koser, Iowa City, Mrs. C. A. Biebesheimer, Grundy Center, and Mrs. E. B. Smith, George, Iowa. The latter was in California for the winter but she came for the funeral service. Three of her sisters preceded Mrs. Beckman in death. They were Dena, Mrs. George Peters and Mrs. P. A. Meyer.

Funeral Services Tuesday
Funeral services were held at the Coffman funeral home Tuesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Wayne Overholzer, pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Marshalltown. Interment was in the Beckman mausoleum in the Grundy Center cemetery. Business houses in Grundy Center were closed during the hour of the funeral service.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 January 1948, pg 1, 8


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