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BOEKHOFF, Carrie 1910-2008

BOEKHOFF, WUBBENS, HAYENGA

Posted By: Gerhardt Leffler (email)
Date: 8/23/2009 at 12:19:11

Carrie Boekhoff, 97, of Wellsburg, Iowa, died Monday, March 24, 2008, at the Presbyterian Village in Ackley, Iowa.

Carrie (Wubbens) Boekhoff was born June 15, 1910, north of Wellsburg, the daughter of George and Hattie (Hayenga) Wubbens. She attended rural country school north of Wellsburg. On October 10th 1951, Carrie was united in marriage to John Boekhoff at the home of her sister Tena Weber, in Ackley. They lived their married life in Wellsburg. Carrie was employed as a telephone operator in Wellsburg for nineteen years, and then became employed at Peoples Savings Bank for nearly twenty-nine years. Her husband John died in 1981, and she continued to make Wellsburg her home.

She was a member of Second Christian Reformed Church in Wellsburg, now called the United Reformed Church, since 1939. Carrie was a member of the church's Helping Hands group for over sixty years. Carrie was an excellent cook who made wonderful home baked bread and sour cream raisin pies. Her nieces and nephews were her life.

She is survived by four nieces, Karol Byl and her husband Virgil of Wellsburg; Barbara Campbell and her husband Dave of Sun City West, Arizona; Marge Boheman and her husband Don and Thelma Shugar and her husband Wayne, all of Ackley, Iowa; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John in 1981; three brothers, John, Clarence, and Fred Wubbens; and one sister Tena Weber.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


 

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