Rueben Geffert Rites Held Tues., Sept. 4 At Mona Lutheran

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Rueben Geffert Rites
Held Tues., Sept. 4
At Mona Lutheran

Funeral services for Rueben Geffert, age 47, who died Friday at 10:00 a. m. at St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, from injuries received in a two-car accident the previous Friday, were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Mona Lutheran church with Rev. Stanford Stenson officiating.

Rueben Carl Geffert, son of Theodore and Matie Decklever Geffert, was born in Union township, Mitchell county, Iowa, on June 10, 1909. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran church of Toeterville. He attended the Union School in Mitchell county.

On August 5, 1931, he was united in marriage to Adeline Kilgore at Northwood, Iowa. He was formerly a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church in Toeterville and recently transferred his membership to Mona Lutheran church.

He lived on his father's farm at Toeterville until October, 1949, when he became ill and was taken to the State Sanitorium at Oakdale for treatment. He remained there until Oct. 7, 1953. Then he and his wife lived in St. Ansgar until March 7, 1954, when they purchased the Mona Grocery.

They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary August 11 of this year, enjoying thoroughly the good wishes of the many relatives and friends who attended that festive occasion.

On August 24 he fell victim of an automobile accident from which he never fully regained consciousness. After brief diagnosis at Mitchell County Memorial hospital he was sent to St. Mary's hospital in Rochester for specialist's care. He passed away Friday, August 31, at 10 a. m. at Rochester at the age of 47 years, 2 months and 21 days.

He is survived by his wife, Adeline, of Mona, a daughter, Mrs. Carleton Wogstod (Charlotte) of London, Minn., a grandson, Roger Wogstad, his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Geffert, of Austin, Minn., a sister, Mrs. Nick Klein (Lynette) of Mitchell, Iowa, a step-sister, Mrs. Clarence Lunde of Austin, Minn., and his grandfather, Charles Decklever of Osage. He was preceded in death by his mother in July, 1925.

Interment was in Pleasant Hill cemetery south of Mona.