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RIEBKES, Henry 1870-1935


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

Henry Riebkes Dead

Unexpected Collapse Due To Over-Exertion

Undertook to Extricate Automobile From Snowdrift--Funeral Services to Be Held Thursday

Henry Riebkes, resident of Ackley during the past ten years, previous to which time he lived on a farm in German township, Grundy county, died at Aplington, Sunday afternoon last, from over-exertion. His automobile was stuck in a snowdrift and in his efforts to get out he overtaxed his heart.

Mr. and Mrs. Riebkes, the latter's mother, and her sister, Mrs. Henry Eggers of Spencer, had gone to Aplington, intending to visit at the home of Misses Jeanette and Anna Wiarda, sisters of Mrs. Riebkes. The women had gone into the Wiarda home while Mr. Riebkes aided by John DeBuhr undertook to get the car out of the snow. Mr. Riebkes re-entered the car, and DeBuhr, wondering why the car did not move away investigated and found Riebkes slumped down in the seat. Riebkes died almost immediately. His body was brought to Ackley.

Deceased was born and reared in German township; brother of John and Louis Riebkes, deceased; he is survived by his wife and three sisters, also one brother, Martin, residing in German township. The sisters surviving are Mrs. Trientje Freese, Mrs. Menno Hickman, and Mrs. John VanLoh, Wellsburg.

The funeral will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the home and at 1:45 at East Friesland German Presbyterian church, with Rev. F. W. Engelke conducting the services.

He was born May 8, 1870, and married Lena Wiarda 42 years ago.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 2 January 1936, pg 1


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