EITEN, Arnold D. 1938-1990
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/16/2011 at 12:40:24
Rites Held For Arnold Eiten, 51
Funeral services for Arnold D. Eiten were held at the First Christian Reformed Church, Wellsburg, on Tuesday, February 27, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Thomas J. Vos officiated.
Richard Schafer was the soloist, and the organist was Mrs. LuRay Meyer.
Casket bearers were Daniel Eiten, Thomas Eiten, Steven Eiten, Jeffery Gatton, Thomas Richter and Keith Eiten. Honorary bearers were Ron Klaasen, Melvin Haupt, Lary Riebkes and Richard Schafer.
Eldon Nederhoff, Dennis Meints and Lloyd Eekhoff were ushers. Mary Ascher, Ardella Geerdes and Erma Klaasen were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home of Wellsburg was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Arnold Dean Eiten, son of Fred and Gertrude Eiten, was born on August 23, 1938 in Shiloh Township, Grundy County, Iowa.
He attended country schools in German and Shiloh Townships and graduated from Wellsburg Community High School in 1956.
Arnold was married to Nola Gatton in Algona, Iowa on June 25, 1966. They were blessed with three children: Diane of Des Moines, Iowa, Sarah, and Michael, at home. As a family, they shared the work of Dairy Farming.
Arnold was a lifelong member of the First Christian Reformed Church. He served as Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, and was an adult choir member for many years.
He greatly enjoyed vocal music and sang with the Messenger's Quartet for thirty-three years and with the Laymen's Quartet for three years (1965-1968).
Arnold passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 1990 at Covenant Medical Center on Kimball in Waterloo, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife Nola; three children; his parents; 2 brothers, Harold of Steamboat Rock and Floyd of Wellsburg; and one sister, LeAnn Kooi of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 March 1990, pg 10
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