Kaan Clan in Holland, 1910 - Menno, his half brother Albert, father Jan and brothers Nick and Henry
Gravestone photos courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
(January 20, 1893 - October 20, 1961)
The Lusk Herald
October 26, 1961
Henry Kaan Dies Friday; Services Here Wednesday
Henry Kaan, 68, a rancher for 47 years south of Lusk, died of a heart attack Friday while visiting in Lawrence, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. Kaan had spent several months each winter for the past several years in Lincoln, Nebr. They were visiting Mrs. Kaan's daughter at the time of his death.
Funeral services were held at the Peet Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Theodore Foster in charge. Pallbearers were nephews, Cecil Kaan, Lawrence Kaan, Gordon Kaan, Nick Kaan, Jr., Claude Redding and James Shillenn. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.
Mr. Kaan was born in Anna Polania, Holland, January 20, 1893. He came to the United States in 1914 homesteading in Goshen County. Later he expanded his ranching operations and built a house in Niobrara County. He married Vivian N. Butler in 1919 and they were the parents of four children. Mrs. Kaan died in 1931. He married Amelia Frosheiser in 1935 and she died the following year. He married Mrs. Isobel Wittwer in 1939. He was a past member of the vestry of St. George's Episcopal Church and a member of the Lusk Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Isobel; a son, Henry L. Kaan; three daughters, Mrs. Ardith Dixon of Lusk, Mrs. Jean Baker of Lewistown, Ill., and Mrs. Vivian Schaaf of Sterling, Colo.; two brothers Menno and Nick of Lusk; two step-sons, Sterling and Ronald Wittwer of Humbolt, Nebr.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Elma Ruth Yaussi of Lawrence, Kan.; and 21 grandchildren.
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George Butler (Date Unknown - June, 1950)Lawrence Oscar Butler (March 10, 1884 - June 11, 1951)Minnie Butler (April 2, 1905 - July 10, 1992)Robert Butler (Date Unknown - January 25, 1951)Sandra Hopkins (March 4, 1949 - November 1, 1990)Donna M. Jetson (Date Unknown - November 30, 2006)Cecil Butler Kaan (December 10, 1926 - January 4, 2011)Daryl James Kaan (October 31, 1960 - May 8, 2010)Dorothy L. Kaan (September 17, 1925 - November 29, 2011)Edith Mae Kaan (June 8, 1902 - December 5, 1995)Emily Jane Kaan (April 16, 1929 - February 21, 1992)Gordon Menno Kaan (July 22, 1922 - April 20, 2008)Henry Lafayette Kaan (February 10, 1924 - January 1, 2006)Lawrence A. Kaan (July 7, 1924 - November 11, 1988)Mabel Geneva Kaan (July 26, 1894 - July 11, 1950)Marjorie Kaan (September 18, 1900 - June 24, 1990)Menno Cornelius Kaan (April 11, 1889 - November 10, 1984)Nicholaas Kaan (August 20, 1930 - July 14, 1987)Nicolaas Teunes Kaan (May 10, 1891 - August 22, 1977)Vivian Narcissia Kaan (December 30, 1896 - November 14, 1931)Gregory John Kuhn (January 17, 1918 - June 2, 1967)John E. Kuhn (April 23, 1893 - February 27, 1978)Phyllis Narcissa Kuhn (July 5, 1924 - October 26, 1959)Helen V. Redding (February 24, 1922 - August 10, 1993)James H. Shillenn (September 10, 1921 - September 22, 1994)Norma Ione Shillenn (March 22, 1923 - May 20, 1992)Jantine E. Warnock (September 25, 1920 - March 25, 2004)
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