Clipped From The Alton Democrat



 - 'h IRETON t|* «{• •!* «|* *|* *|* «|* Mrs. P....
'h IRETON t|* «{• •!* «|* *|* *|* «|* Mrs. P. Katje Mrs. Peter Katje well known Ireton woman died at her home in the southeast part of Ireton at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Katje had just completed their evening meal and were resting while Mr. Katje was reading the news to nis wife. After an interval, Mrs. Katje remarked she would wash the dishes and went to the kit- chen. A few moments later Mr. Katje observed that his wife had fallen and upon reaching her, he found she had breathed her last. While Mrs. Katje was not in robust health the past months, she was about her usual tasks and had been out in the yard about her home Tues- chiy throughout the day. Mrs. Peter Waalkens Katje was born in the Netherlands Dec. 3, 1866 and was married in Holland to Lemko Waalkens itf}on reaching young womanhood. They were the parents of nine children, two of whom preceded their mo'lher in death. Rlrs. Katje came to tlio United Stiites with her husband, Lemko Waalkens, and their five young children and settled first at Lcota. Minn. Later they lived at Davis. S. D., Bemia, S. n. and Goodwin, S. D. where Mr. Waalkens died leaving the young widow with seven children all of whom survive their mother. They are Mrs. H. J. Ruben, Polk City, la.; Otto Waalkens. Mrs. George Goems of Bemis, s;. D.; Jake Waalkens of Parker. S. D.; Stewart Waal­ kens. Goodwin, S. D.. Hugo Waalkens, Bemis. S. D.; Mrs. Art Webb, Watertown, S. D. On Oct. 14, fourteen years ago Mrs. Waalkens was married to Peter Katje, who survives her. The couple have made Ireton their home since that time.

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  1. The Alton Democrat,
  2. 16 Aug 1945, Thu,
  3. Page 3


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