JANSSEN, Alfred E. 1924-1974
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/16/2011 at 13:03:53
Well Known Farmer Fatally Injured In Wellsburg Accident
A well known northwest Grundy county farmer, Alfred E. Janssen, 49, of rural Steamboat Rock, died at the Eldora hospital at 12:30 p.m. Thursday from injuries received when he was pinned under the boom of a tractor loader in Wellsburg.
The mishap occurred about 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the H&H Implement Company lot in Wellsburg.
Janssen had just driven the loader unit onto a trailer to take it home after the loader had been repaired.
The loader boom was raised, and as he was getting off his foot caught under the hydraulic pedal, causing the boom to drop trapping Janssen between the boom and the frame of the loader.
Men had to manually life the boom off the victim to free him. Janssen was rushed to the Eldora hospital by the Wellsburg emergency unit, where he died about two hours later.
Funeral services for Alfred Janssen were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg, with burial in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Harold Hollander officiated the service.
Pallbearers were Paul Primus, Robert Finger, Donald Balvanz, John Jaspers, Herman Primus and Richard Cooper.
Honorary pallbearers were Claus Primus, Harvey Eiten, Harlyn Riekena, Rollin Primus, George Tesch, Stephen Holty, George Finger and Herman Eekhoff.
Special music for the service was provided by organist Miss Elizabeth Eekhoff and the Messenger Quartet, Melvin Haupt, Lary Riebkes, Arnold Eiten and Richard Schafer.
Lee Bakker, Chris Christians, Dennis Meints and Eldon Nederhoff were ushers.
Alfred Eugene Janssen was born November 20, 1924, at Wellsburg, the son of Ida and Claus B. Janssen.
He was married to Mildred Oelmann on January 23, 1946.
He was a confessing member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg and was a member of the Timothy Christian Church board. He also served as a director of Mid-America Dairymen Inc.
Survivors include his widow, four children, Mrs. Marvin (Sue) Luiken of Steamboat Rock and Lee, Rex and Kay, at home; his father; one sister, Mrs. William (Ann) Noteboom of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and one son-in-law, Marvin Luiken.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 January 1974, pg 1, 8
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