Newspaper Unknown - January 1938
SUCCUMBS AT VETERANS' HOSPITAL
Word has been received by the relatives of the death of Rudolph Reinders at the Jefferson Barracks Veterans' Hospital after a lingering illness.
Rudolph, was the son of the deceased John Reinders Sr. and his wife Janna, nee Keiser.
He is survived in this community by his aged mother, who has been an invalid for several years, his brothers, John Jr. and Theodore, his sisters, Mrs. Gertie Zachoche and Miss Anna. Two brothers, Herbert and Henry, reside in Springfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Sina Kahle and Mrs. Fannie King, at Bunceton, Mo.
RUDOLPH JANSSEN REINDERS
Newspaper Unknown - January 20, 1938
Rudolph J. Reinders, the son of John Reinders Sr., deceased and his wife, Janna, nee Keiser, was born July 12, 1894 in the vicinity of Athens. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church of this city of which his parents were members. When the United States entered the World War, he followed the call of his country and served for thirteen months in the army. While in service he crossed the water to France with the American Expeditionary Forces. Having received his honorable discharge, he returned to this community. After several years he took up his residence in St. Louis, Mo. During the ensuing years he was engaged in various occupations in and around St. Louis, until about a year ago he made his home at Festes, Mo.
Failing in health since about July of last year, his condition became so bad that it was necessary for him to be removed to a hospital. He was admitted to the Jefferson Barracks Veterans' Hospital in October. From the very outset little hope for his recovery was held out by his physicians. The end finally came at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 20. He attained the age of 43 years, 7 months, 8 days.
He is survived by his wife, Nettie, two children by a former marriage, his aged mother, 5 brothers; John and Theodore, Athens; Herbert and Henry, Springfield; Lawrence, Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Gertie Zachoche and Miss Anna, Athens; Mrs. Albert Kahle, Bunceton, Mo.; Mrs. Martin King, Clark's Ford, Mo., besides other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at Festus, Mo. On Friday afternoon. Pastor O. Kretonson of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of that city officiating. The remains were then conveyed overland to Athens, where services were conducted Sunday at the local Immanuel Lutheran Church. Pastor E. C. Pautsch officiating. The pallbearers, all ex-service men were: Arthur Engel, Henry Kreis, George Garmes, Richard Marens, Ralph Hunter, and Lee Cantrall.
A quartet consisting of Irene Dirks, Margaret Engel, Henry Forden and Vern Maxwell sang "Just As I Am," "There Is an Hour of Peaceful Rest," and "Nearer, My God to Thee." Interment was made in Indian Point Cemetery.
Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett