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Bernhard Albertus "Ben" Coners 1908-1979

CONERS, JOHNSON, FATER, GORDON, LUDEWIG, MCDIEKER

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/11/2014 at 00:41:37

Deaths
Estherville – Ben Coners, 71, Estherville, died Sunday at the Veterans Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D. Services for Mr. Coners are pending at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home, Estherville. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 30, 1979)

Ben Coners
1908-1979
Estherville – Services for Ben Coners [Bernhard Albertus] , 71, Estherville, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Dolliver Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Bents officiating.

Interment will follow in the Lincoln Township Cemetery, Dolliver. Henry and Olson Funeral Home, Estherville will be in charge of arrangements. Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 a.m. Wednesday, at which time the body will be taken to lie in state. Full military and graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 3388.

Mr. Coners died Sunday at Veteran’s Memorial Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

He was born Jan. 20, 1908, in Grundy County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claus Coners. At an early age he moved with his family to Minnesota, where he received his education in the Butterfield, Minn. schools. He remained single all of his life. In 1934, he came to Iowa, where he was a farmhand most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Dolliver Lutheran Church and of the American Legion.

He was survived by six brothers, Ralph and Albert Coners, Comfrey, Minn.; Herman Coners, Mountain Lake, Minn.; Henry Coners, Killeen, Texas; and Bert and Claus Coners, Springfield, Minn.; and three sisters, Tina Johnson, Mountain Lake, Minn.; Lulu Fater, Grundy Center; and Sophie Gordon, Jackson, Minn.

He was also survived by three half-brothers, George Coners, Henricks, Minn.; and John and Fred Coners, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; and two half-sisters, Alice Ludewig, Springfield, Minn.; and Tillie McDieker, Fort Dodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 31, 1979)


 

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