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Nebraska Signal

April 1937


Transcribed by Linda Masters


Mrs. Engeline Weerts


Mrs. Engeline Weerts was born in Eakles, Germany, September 21, 1852.  She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Rakestraw, in Strang, Neb., April 6, 1937 at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 16 days.


She was married to John Weerts May 25, 1870.  He preceded her in death July 28, 1922.  To this union were born ten children, six of whom, Hannah, John, Adeline, Engeline, Helena and Gerhard preceded her to that home where parting is no more.  She united with the Episcopal, German Lutheran church in early childhood and has ever since lived up to her belief and teaching of her master.


She leaves to mourn her passing four children, Mrs. William Dunker and Mrs. J. E. Rakestraw of Strang, Mrs. William Labart of Bertrand and George Weerts of Denver, Col., a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also a host of friends.


Funereal services were held Thursday, April 8, at the United Brethren church at 2 p. m. with Rev. S. A. Jacobson in charge.  She was laid to rest in the Harmony cemetery beside her husband.


Grandma always had a smile and a word of cheer for everyone she met.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. And Mrs. A. B. Stewart of Alexandria, Mr. And Mrs. G. F. Spelde of Hebron, Mr. And Mrs. Howard Brewer and daughters Mildred and Thelma, of Lincoln, Mrs. Louisa Taylor and daughter Ruby of Geneva, Mrs. H. O. Butler of Geneva, Henry Kreiner, son Carl and daughters June and Ruth of Lincoln,  Mr. And Mrs.  Ed Taylor of Exeter, Mr. And Mrs. William Labart of Bertrand, Lula May and Raymond Coon of Geneva, Mr. And Mrs. Chick Elson of Wymore, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Green and Joy Dunker of York, Neb.



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