Well Orange Man Walter Aardappel, Former Engineer Answers Call Walter Aardappel, former Sioux county engineer and well known business man, passed on at the Methodist hospital in Sioux City, Sunday, August 10th. He Was taken to the hospital July 30th, and was recuperating from an operation when a blood clot formed In his brain and caused his passing. He was born at Lafayette, Ind., on March C 1874. . When nina years old he moved with his parents to Harrison, S. Dak. He graduated in civil engineering from Iowa University and for six years was engaged in erection of government buildings in various parts of the country. He came to Orange City as county engineer twenty-nine years ago and served in that capacity for twelve years. Since then he has been special agent for the New York Life Insurance Co. He was known , all over the county, nt- •toining inuch SUCCESS and often standing at the head of agents of his company in sales. On Jan. 22, 1007, Mr. Aardappel married Sarah Van Strieu of Grand Rapids, Mich. Survivors include his widow and one daughter, Betty; Mrs. Arie Van Kley of Hospers; three brothers, John of Los Angeles; Clarence of Spooner, Wis. Charley of Armour,- S. D.; and three sisters, Mrs. ,'JBIlu' Van Den Bos, -Corsica, 1 SftU.j Mrs. H. M. Scott of Glendaie, Calif., and Mrs. Henry Roosters of Holland, Mich, One flister, Mrs. <Gt. Van Arendorik of Harrison, :S. -D. .preceded him in death. , -.. Funeral. service are being held :bday (Thursday) at 1:30, at the ne and at 2:00 o'clock in the Second Christian Ref. church, Rev. A. Jahat^y, officiating, and interment in the Hospers cemetery. Mr. Aardappel was one >of the founders and charter members of the 2nd Christian Ref. church. ionslstory members served us rmllbenrcrs and the wives of members were seated with the family nt the church services. Mvs. Staadt arrived -early in the week from. California, also Clarence Aardappel of Spooner, Wis., and Chas. of Armour, S. D. while Mrs. Henry Lucas, a sister of Mrs. Aardappel, came Wednesday to he present at the services. Mr. Aardappel will he , missed not only by his family and church associates, but by hundreds of friends. He was a man of unbounded energy and enthusiasm and his passing is a distinct loss to' the community. He was president of the Men's Citizens League an organization which served its purpose and is ho longer active.