Arends, John (1851 - 1935)






----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 6/20/1935


A kind old gentleman who had a wide acquaintance in Ozaukee County was called to his reward at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 1935, when John Arends departed this life at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Arends, at Barton. Mr. Arends suffered a hip fracture on April 22 while visiting in the Arends home and for a number of weeks had been a patient in St. Joseph's Hospital, West Bend. Three weeks ago he was brought to his son's home, where everything was done to bring comfort to the aged gentleman in his declining years. Old age, however, had sapped his strength and after being confined to bed steadily since the accident, he passed away peacefully Monday morning.

Mr. Arends was born in the tow of Saukville on April 5, 1851 and accordingly attained an age of 84 years. He spent his childhood in the Town of Saukville. When he attained maturity he was married to Miss Theresa Meyer, the ceremony being performed at Holy Cross. They establish their home on a farm several mile southwest of Random Lake. Seventeen years ago they came to Port Washington to live. Mr. Arends then made his home with his children.

They were the parents of 10 children, six surviving, namely, John of Greenwood, Clark County, Wis. Andrew of Colby Elizabeth (Mrs. Peter Kias) of Port Washington, Joseph of Barton Edward of Portland, Ore. and Catherine (Mrs. Jacob Kias) of the town Fredonia. He also leaves a brother, Nicholas, of Napther, S.D., a sister, Mrs. Lena Bruecher of Chicago, 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in St. Mary's Church, Barton, Friday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Aloys Klas of Wauwatosa, grandson of the deceased officiated at a solemn requiem high mass, assisted by Rev. Grossheck of St. Joseph's Hospital, West Bend, and Rev. F. Ruhmann. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Dacada. Rev. Klas also officiated at the interment ceremony.

Mr. Arends was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character, and sturdy constitution, and he continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits until long past the age at which men ordinarily drop out of the ranks of the workers. He was kind and provident to his children and the grief that is felt over the close of his long career is widespread and sincere. His best monument will be the good report that he has left behind him in the various communities where he resided. Honor to his memory. (West Bend Pilot)



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