ANDRESEN, Albert A. 1877-1948
Posted By: Ida County IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 1/7/2016 at 08:55:20
March 11, 1948, page 5, Ida Grove newspaper:
Albert A. Andresen, son of Henry Andresen and wife, Catherine, nee. Bock; was born Sept. 1, 1877 at Gladbrook, Iowa, and died at his home in Ida Grove March 1, 1948 at the age of 70 years and 6 months. Death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage.
On October 9, 1907, Mr. Andresen was united in marriage with Amanda Schiernbeck at Schleswig. This marriage was blessed with three sons and one daughter. One son, who died in infancy and one brother Ernest, preceded him in death. His passing is mourned by his widow, his sons, Robert and Harvey of Ida Grove, his daughter Mrs. Viola Paulsen of Battle Creek, four grandchildren, three brothers, Herman of Ida Grove, Bernhardt of Oto, Julius of Santa Monica, Calif., two sisters, Dora and Ella Bielenberg of Schleswig, and numerous other relatives and friends.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Andresen started farming in Garfield twp., Ida County, continuing in that occupation until 1920 when Mr. Andresen sold out later, however, he purchased a farm in Logan Twp. and lived there until ill health forced him to retire in 1941. He moved to the town of Ida Grove and resided here until his death.
Mr. Andresen became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church July 11, 1937, he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith by Pastor E.C. Zschoche. Ill health kept him from frequent church attendance in his last few years. The Cross of Christ, which we exalt during these days of Lent brought comfort to him, when two nights before his death, after a confession of sins, he received the Lord's body and blood for the remission of his sins. We confidently hope that on March 1, when many people change their earthly residences, Mr. Andresen also changed his earthly residence for one of the mansions above, which Jesus has procured through the Cross of Calvary.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. at Moore & Christensen funeral home and at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran church with Rev. C.H. Pauling officiating. He used as his text "God forbid that I Should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." Mrs. Irma Wissink and Virginia Boggs sang "Abide With Me" and "In The Cross of Christ I Glory."
Burial was in the Ida Grove cemetery. Pall bearers were Ed Pilcher, Arthur L. Johnson, L.V. Overholtzer, Kenneth Woods, A.R. Krick, Adolph Krager, Amos Paulsen and Elwood Hedrick.
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