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BLEEKER, Minnie 1868-1935


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Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:08

Mrs. Minnie Bleeker

Funeral Services Were Very Largely Attended--Burial

Mrs. Minnie Bleeker, nee Koolman, was born in Voellernerfehl, East Friesland, Germany, Nov. 13, 1868. She came to America with her parents in May 1882. The family established their new home near Ackley. On April 20, 1887, she was united in marriage to George Bleeker. The young couple established their home near Cleves. To this union were born ten children, of whom, however, three sons were taken from them by death. Mr. Bleeker died April 19, 1917. In 1921 Mrs. Bleeker came to Ackley. Nine years ago she built the home in Ackley in which she lived until her death. She was, for many years, a member of the East Friesland Presbyterian church near Cleves, but since coming to America has attended services of St. John's Evangelical church. She suffered a paralytic stroke on March 29, from which she never rallied. She died April 4, at the age of 66 years, 4 months, 21 days. She leaves to mourn her departure four sons and four daughters namely: Louis Bleeker, Mrs. Ben Roelfs, George Bleeker and John Bleeker, all of Ackley; Mrs. Edward Dunn, Vancouver, Canada; Mrs. Thomas Hunt, Rochester, Minn.; and Benjamin of Ackley. Besides these sons and daughters, there are seven grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Dena Kadoes of Meservey, Iowa. A week before Mrs. Bleeker suffered the stroke of paralysis which brought about her death, Mrs. Kadoes spent a week visiting in her home.

Funeral services were conducted at St. John's Evangelical church, April 7, Rev. E. Seybold having charge. Burial occurred in the East Friesland Presbyterian cemetery near Cleves.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 11 April 1935, pg 1


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