SCHIERNBECK, Hugo 1901-1949
Posted By: Ida County IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 1/6/2016 at 19:07:11
Tuesday, January 27, 1949
Death claimed another Battle Creek resident when Hugo Schiernbeck died very suddenly from a heart attack in a Battle Creek restaurant Jan. 16.
Funeral services were held Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Christensen Funeral Home. Rev. George Greisee officiated. Burial was in the Mount Hope cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Wolterman, Herbert Dykers, Charles Seehusen, Edwin Hargens, Herbert Harder and Hans Martens.
The funeral was public but through a misunderstanding was considered private by the community.
Hugo Roy Schiernbeck, son of Emma and John Schiernbeck, was born July 15, 1901, in Crawford County, Iowa. He was baptized in infancy and in June 1928 he was confirmed at the St. John's Lutheran church in Battle Creek of which he was a member when he died at the age of 47 years, 6 months, and 1 day.
Hugo moved with his parents to a farm near Ida Grove when he was 7 years old. Five years later they came to a farm near Battle Creek where they farmed for 28 years, moving to Battle Creek in March 1943.
His mother died the same night they moved to town and his father passed away in May 1947.
Since that time, Hugo lived for the most part, in the home of his sister, Mrs. Edna Palm, from which he operated his farm.
He was always willing to help in time of need and will be greatly missed by his neighbors and friends.
His most enjoyable hours were spent with his nieces and nephews and he cared for them as they were his own.
He is survived by one brother, George; three sisters, Edna Palm, Clara Burk, and Hattie Roberson; four nieces, Mrs. Verdien Rossow, Phyllis Fick, Lois Fick, and Arliss Burk; three nephews, John Fick, Kenneth and Dennis Palm, all of Battle Creek.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
The dearest and the sweetest brother
One of the best whom God could lend.
Loving, gentle, thoughtful and true,
Always willing a kind act to do.
It is not tears at the moment shed
That tell how beloved is the soul that has fled
But tears through many a long night wept,
And loving remembrance fondly kept..
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