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Ben DeKock, 1896-1985


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/29/2009 at 16:26:54

ESTHERVILLE -- Services for Ben DeKock, 89, will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Henry and Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with the Rev. Neal Armstrong of the Gruver Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Township Cemetery, rural Dolliver. He died Saturday, Aug. 31, 1985 at Holy Family Hospital.

He was born August 30, 1896 at Laeken, Belgium, the son of Jean and Mathilda (Janssen) DeKock. He attended Belgium Grade School. On August 15, 1925 He was united in marriage with Anna Webber at Fairmont, Minn. He farmed in the Dolliver area for several years; worked for Tobin Packing Plant from 1937 until it was purchased by John Morrell and Co. in 1954 and worked there until his retirement in 1967.

Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Leo (LaVonne) Rosburg, Jackson, Minn.; Nadine Smith and Evelyn Kilpatrick both of Estherville; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother Frank DeKock, and one sister Jeanne Marie Hellegaard, both of Kamsack, Ontario, Canada.

He was preceded in death by his wife; one son; parents and two brothers.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, September 4, 1985.


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