Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa
Tuesday, March 2, 1943
Mrs. Minizlaff Buried Feb. 24
Funeral service of Mrs. Nellie Mintzlaff was held at St. John’s Lutheran church Arlington, Wednesday, Feb 24 at 2 p m following a short service at the home. Rev. Roald Brauhek officiated during the service at the church and Mr. and Mrs. Burton North sang two numbers, “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” and “It Is Well With My Soul.” They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Roald Brauhek.
Pallbearers were Joe Gordon, Ralph Bowers, Laverne Cross, Henry Philipp, Bernard Philipp and Robert Turner. Interment was made at Guttenberg.
Nellie Mintzlaff, youngest child of John T. Tuecke and wife Louise nee Pohle, was born in Clayton county, Garnavillo township, Sept. 6, 1888.
She was baptized in infancy in the Lutheran faith at Ceres by Rev. Zimier and at the age of 14 was confirmed in this faith by Rev. Bunge at Ceres. Her girlhood was spent on a farm with her parents. In 1910 her father rented and the family moved to Guttenberg. Here she lived with her parents until June 23, 1914 when she married Dr. Harry Duwe.
Dr. and Mrs. Duwe made their home in Arlington. Their marriage was blessed by the birth of a son, Morris. During the influenza epidemic of World War I, Dr. Duwe died. After his death, the widowed mother and son made their home with her parents at Guttenberg.
On Nov. 1, 1922 she was united in marriage with Max Mintzlaff at Dubuque. They lived in Guttenberg until November, 1926 when the family moved to Arlington where her husband had purchased a hardware store. On February 26, 1939, Mr. Mintzlaff died. Following his death, Mrs. Mintzlaff took over the operation and management of the hardware store. Though she had not been in the best of health the last years, she was never heard to complain or speak of her many burdens or sorrows. Consequently her sudden death last Saturday morning came as a shock to the entire community.
Upon returning from her work Wednesday evening she was taken very ill, she rallied somewhat the next day. Friday her condition remained about the same, her son arrived home on furlough from the army Friday evening, and she was able to recognize and speak to him, but she died a few hours later.
Mrs. Mintzlaff was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran church. Surviving are her son, Morris Duwe, Camp Cooke, Calif., two brothers, John Tuecke, Sheffield, and Edward Tuecke, Garnavillo, Mrs. A. H. Borman, Guttenberg; Fred Mintzlaff and Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Nierode, Grafton, Wis.: and other relative. One sister Anna and her parents preceeded [sic] her in death.
Those attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Tuecke, Millie Mehowald, Mrs. Otto Siebrecht and Mrs. Alta Dodah, all of Garnavillo, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McKisham, Fennimore, Wis., Mr. Fred Mintzlaff and Mr. and Mrs. Nierode, Graiton, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pohle, Mrs. Lou Pohle, Mr. Robert Pohle, Gus Pohle and Mrs. Frank Sparley, all of Bloomington, Wis., rMs. [sic] Lou Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Burke of Mason City; Mrs. Margaret Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Witt, Louisa Roben and Charles Heaford, all of Rockwell; Mr. and Mrs. John W. Tuecke and Mrs. Art Dittberner of Sheffield, Alfred Eckheart, Camp Hood, Texas; Cornelius Tuecke, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bowlus and Mrs. Donald Glass, Strawberry Point; Mr. Delbert Hillery, Dubuque; Mrs. Will Lenz, Independence; Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Pohl, Mrs. A. H. Borman, Irene Eckhart, Christene Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Duwe, Louisa Biederman, Irene Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. John Dodas, Mr. Oscar Pufahl and Mrs. Grant Bayman, all of Guttenberg. Mrs. Joe Barnes, Alpha, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Waskow, Waucoma; Mr. and Mrs. Will King, Mrs. F. L. Gitchell, Mrs. Alvin Thode, Mrs. Jay Richards, all of Oelwein.
Nellie Tuecke was my Great Grandaunt. I would appreciate any information on her family. Thank you.
Submitted by DeAnna Lage Setzer
Posted by Ron Setzer