DUFFERT, Trina 1879-1943
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/27/2019 at 15:43:31
Mrs. Jake Duffert Died Monday Of Pneumonia
Mrs. Jake Duffert died Monday afternoon at her home in Melrose township following a short illness from pneumonia. She had been in failing health for some time before she was stricken with her final illness.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 on Thursday and at 2:30 at the Ivester church. Rev. Earl M. Frantz, local pastor, will officiate at the service.
Resided in County 42 Years
The following account of Mrs. Duffert's life was prepared by the family and it is to be read at the funeral service:
Trina Kuhlman was one of a family of nine children of Wilhelm and Minnie Kuhlman, and was born in Campen, Germany, June 18, 1879.
In 1901 she came to America, locating in Grundy county, Iowa, in which county she resided until the end of her life. Her father having died in Germany, the rest of the family followed her to Ameria a few years later.
She was united in marriage to Jacob Duffert, who came with her from the homeland, on July 5, 1901, just a few weeks after their arrival in the country of their adoption.
Mrs. Duffert is survived by her husband; one son, William, of Des Moines, and one grandson, Harold Duffert, who was inducted into the service of his country the day following her death. She is also survived by one brother, George Kuhlman of Wagner, So. Dak., and three sisters: Mrs. Tony Katzer, of Conrad; Mrs. John Dickerson, Iowa Falls; Mrs. Dave Frederickson, Des Moines, as well as a large group of more distant relatives and her many friends who were limited only by those who knew her.
Mrs. Duffert was a member of the Reformed Church in Germany, and while living in Felix township she and her husband joined the Whitten Methodist church where she was active for many years. Her spirit was broad and she was anxious to work for her Master wherever opportunity presented itself, so when she moved near the Ivester Church of the Brethren about 5 years ago she transferred her membership there and became active in this organization. Although her physical condition hindered her from doing many of the things which she would have liked to have done.
She had been a physical sufferer for a number of years, but in spite of intense suffering she was always patient and never complained. She had a deep and abiding faith in her God to whom she prayed constantly and whom she trusted implicitly.
She was a loving companion and a good mother, always placing the welfare of her loved ones before her own comfort and well-being. Nothing was too much for her to do that would be a help to her loved ones and friends.
Her faith and confidence; her fine spirit; and her deep concern for her Christ and His church will always rest as a beautiful and helpful benediciton on all who knew her.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 January 1943, pg 12
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