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Obits > 1948 - Christ Martin Von Holten

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
October 18, 1948 - Monday, pg 2, col. 4
Tampico: - Funeral services for Christ Von Holten were held Saturday afternoon at Immanuel Lutheran church, Rock Falls, following a short prayer service in the Parent funeral chapel in Tampico.  Rev. Donald Comnick, pastor, officiated.
Two favorite hymns of the deceased, "Just As I Am" and "Asleep in Jesus," were sung by Herman Oltman.  Committal was in Tampico Memorial cemetery.  Casket attendants were nephews, Oscar Koenig, Leo, James, John, Ray and William Von Holten.  Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Carroll and Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Wescott were in charge of the many beautiful flowers.
Christ Martin Von Holten died at his home, near Tampico, Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7:45 p.m.   He was born in Sidney, Oct. 10, 1888, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Von Holten.  He was received as a child of God through holy baptism Feb. 17, 1889.  On April 16, 1905 he was confirmed as a member of the Rock Falls Lutheran church, where he was a loyal and faithful servant of God.
He was united in marriage with Molly Whyte, Dec. 23, 1924.  Three children were born to their union, Mrs. Ray (Mary) Wuebben of Lanark;  Martin at home, and Ruth who passed away at the age of two.  Christ spent most of his life near Tampico where he was engaged in farming.
At the age of 23 he was injured while at work, and about one year ago he suffered a severe stroke from which he never fully recovered.  Christ was admired and respected by all who knew him.  He was patient through all his suffering.
He is survived by his widow;  his daughter Mary and son Martin;  one grandchild;  two brothers, Otto and Car;  two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Koenig of Yorktown; and Mrs. Emil Wascher (Emile) of Champaign.

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