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Tas, Sophia (Rieteco) 1830 – 1916


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:21

Cresco Plain Dealer Mar. 10, 1916 P-5 C-6

Once more the angel of death has visited us, once more a soul has knocked at the gates of Heaven for admittance.
Miss Sophia Reetthego was born in Holland, on Feb. 7, 1830. She was baptized and raised to womanhood in the Catholic faith. At the age of 27 she was united in mar{r}iage to Mr. Joseph Tass. Eight children were born to them, four sons and four daughter.
In 1885 Mr. and Mrs. Tass with their children came to Iowa, and settled on a farm north of Cresco. In 1895 they moved to Lime Springs with their da{u}ghter Millie, where they lived for seven years. From there they came to the city of Cresco where they spent the remainder of their lives.
Mrs. Tass has been in ill hea{l}th for the past three years, having failed rapidly during the past three months of her life.
She was the oldest member of the German Catholic church of Cresco, where she faithfully attended as long as her health permitted her to go.
During her last illness she retained consciousness till the end came, recognizing those who were caring for her. About a half hour before she passed away, she called her daughter to her and said, “Oh, Millie, good by.” These were the last words spoken by her. She passed away calmly and peacefully on Saturday evening, March 4, 1916, at at{sic} the age of 86 years and 27 days.
Mrs. Tass lived to see not only her grand children but also her great grand-children. She has sixteen grand children and four great grand-children.
Funeral services were held in the Church of the Assumption at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, March 7, 1916, Father J. P. Wagner officiating. Interment was made at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Tass leaves to mourn her loss one son and four daughters, three sons having preceded her to the home above.
We wish to open our heartfelt thanks to our relatives and friends for their kindness during the sickness of our beloved mother, and also for the beautiful floral offerings.
Miss Millie Tass,
Mrs. John VanSample,
Mrs. Albert Smith,
Mr. Charles Tass.
Mrs. Sidney Johnson.

Transcriber’s Note: Her gravestone shows the name spelled Tas and her maiden name spelled Rieteco. She died March 4, 1916.


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