COLLIN, Gertrude (1875-1940)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/1/2020 at 14:04:54
(August 25, 1875 – March 23, 1940)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Mar 28, 1940, p.1, col.3
Former Resident Dies In Chicago; Mrs. Gertrude Collin, 64, Passes Away On March 23
Mrs. Gertrude Collin, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Catherine Noll, was born August 25, 1875, at Clarence, Iowa, and passed away March 23, 1940, in Chicago at Billings Memorial Hospital. Although not in the best of health for a number of years, her final illness lasted but a few days. She came to Ida County with her parents in the spring of 1880 and they located on a farm north of Arthur. There she grew to young womanhood, respected and beloved by all who knew her. She taught school for several years in the local community.
Married In 1901
On January 23, 1901, she was united in marriage to John A. Collin and they began their wedded life on a farm in Silver Creek township where began her life’s greatest pleasure, homemaking. Here their two children, Paul and Elizabeth, were born. In 1914 the family moved to Ida Grove. Her husband preceded her in death in May 1924. Since 1929 Mrs. Collin has lived with her children in Chicago, there she formed many true and lasting friendships. She became a member of the Silver Creek Congregational Church early in life and after moving to Ida Grove attended the Methodist church, taking a full part in all its activities. Her religious life was sincere, practical and useful, a personification of the Golden Rule and her cheerful smile and readiness to extend a helping hand in time of need to one and all did much to lighten the load. She is survived by her son, Paul Noll Collin, and daughter, Elizabeth, and her beloved son-in-law, Lyman Peaks and her little grandson, Paul Wainright Collin, for whom she has cared since the death of his mother. Also two brothers, Charles and Fred of Arthur, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Nancy of Whitney, Nebr., Mrs. Belle Foard, Arthur, and Mrs. Nona Fair, of Laurens. Her father and mother, and two sisters, Cora and Oda, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at Moore Bros. Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock with Rev. H. E. Whyte in charge. Burial was made in the Ida Grove Cemetery. Pall bearers were Earl Stryker, Walter Burgert, Charles Tenney, Dr. Ernest Heilman, D. J. Bennett and Don Corrie. Songs sung by James, David and Sarah Bleakly and Mrs. H. E. Whyte were, “Standing on the Promises,” “Sweetly Resting,” and “Life’s Railway to Heaven” with Mabel Walter as accompanist. Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Peak, Paul Collin and Mrs. Stevens of Chicago, Miss Frankie Bell Dowling, Mr. and Mrs. Casper Moser, Randolph, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. James Fair and Kenneth of Laurens.
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