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RIESSEN, Rosa C. 1892-1931


Posted By: Jerry Riessen (email)
Date: 1/6/2016 at 00:41:21

Mrs. Albert Riessen

Mrs. Albert Riessen, who for the past number of years has been suffering of heart and kidney trouble, passed away at her home in Garfield Township at about two o'clock Sunday morning.
Rosa Caroline Ehler, daughter of the late Ludwig Ehler and his wife, Agnes Greenwald Ehler, was born February 4, 1892 in Grant Township, Ida County, Iowa. She died Sunday, August 2, 1931, at the age of 39 years, 5 months, and 28 days. She was baptized and confirmed in the German Lutheran faith.
She was married to Albert W. Riessen February 26, 1913. Four children, one of whom preceded the mother in death in infancy, were born to this union. For seven years the family lived in Garfield Township until they moved to the present Riessen farm home. Since 1914 the family have been members of St John's Lutheran church. Mrs. Riessen was an active member of the Lutheran Ladies'Aid Society.
Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her aged mother, three children: Walter, AlWayne, and Rosetta; brothers, including Martin Ehler of Battle Creek; and one sister; Emma, of Ida Grove, and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral was held at two o'clock in St. John's Lutheran church on Tuesday afternoon, August 4, 1931. The service was in charge of Rev. O.H.A. Hoeman, who spoke basing his sermon First Timothy 6:12. The congregation sang a hymn before the sermon, and the church quartet sang "I Am But A Stranger Here". Nephews and near relatives acted as pallbearers. They were: Reinhard Riessen, Edwin Glau, Ommo Fredericksen, Harry, Leonard, and Harvey Ericksen.
The funeral was one of the largest held in Battle Creek. The church was not large enough to seat over half of those who came to pay their final tribute to Mrs. Riessen. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Interment was made in the Ida Grove Cemetery


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