Obituaries for Surnames Beginning With "D"
Wabasha County, Minnesota

Charles Dankers (two accounts)

Two Accounts

CHARLES4 DANKERS (DIEDRICH3, PETER2, HINRICH1) was born April 09, 1881 in RR Mt. Pleasant, Wabasha Co., Minnesota, and died November 06, 1969 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota. He married ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" MEERKENS September 11, 1902 in St. Peter's Church, Belvidere Township, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, daughter of PETER MEERKENS and ADELHEIT BRUNKHORST. She was born January 16, 1880 in RR Gillford, Wabasha Co., Minnesota, and died March 21, 1959 in Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.

Obituary: Charles Dankers, Former Resident

Charles Dankers, 88, former resident of 649 20th Street, Red Wing, died Thursday afternoon at a Rochester Hospital. He had been hospitalized the past two years.

Born in Wabasha County April 9, 1881, he was the son of Marguerita and Diedrich Dankers. He attended schools in Wabasha County and was married to Elizabeth Meekins Sept. 1, 1902 in Mt. Pleasant township. The couple farmed in Goodhue County until moving to Red Wing in 1934.

He was employed as a foreman on the Red Wing Dam project and also at the Alma Dam and was later custodian at the Lawther estate until retiring in 1955. Mr. Dankers was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. He had served as president of the school board of District 34--Belvidere, while living in that area.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Fred (Ivanetta) Schramm of Pomeroy, Iowa, Mrs. Leonard (Alvira) Kohrs of Lake City, Mrs. Maynard (Margaret) Scharpen and Mrs. Vernon (Fern) Jansen of Red Wing and Mrs. Donald C. (Donna Mae) Steffenhagen of Frontenac; two sons, Wallace of Red Wing and Vernon of Goodhue; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eldon (Doris) Dankers of Austin; 26 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.

His wife preceded him in death March 21, 1959. In addition, three sons, one grandson, six brother and three sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services well be held at Concordia Lutheran Church, Red Wing, Sunday at 1:30pm with the Rev. E. Schwandt officiating. Interment will be in Belvidere Church cemetery.

Friends may call at Bodelson Funeral Home Saturday from 2-9pm, and Sunday at the church from noon to the hour of the services.

Contributed by:
Darci Schramm Mull (2nd great granddaughter)