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BEECROFT, Clarence 1904-1961


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/7/2011 at 19:10:49

Beecroft Services Held December 28

Clarence Beecroft died Christmas morning December 25th at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. of complications following heart surgery. The operation itself was successful but the third day complications set in and Mr. Beecroft passed away Monday morning with Mrs. Beecroft and children at his bedside.

Mr. Beecroft was born Dec. 24, 1904 in Wellsburg, the son of Mrs. Sophia and the late Thomas Beecroft. He attended school in Wellsburg and was a member of the first senior class to graduate in 1923. He was married to Esther Meyer July 25, 1934, and they resided in Wellsburg most of their married life.

Mr. Beecroft graduated from the Coyne Electrical School in Chicago and did this work for a number of years with Earl Neessen. In 1937 he and his brother Theodore bought the D-X service station and bulk plant and this partnership continued till the death of Theodore (Ted) in 1948. Due to ill health Mr. Beecroft sold his business in 1954 to John Kruse. The last few years he was an automobile salesman for the Grundy Motor Co. at Grundy Center and secretary of the Wellsburg Community School.

He was active in community and civic affairs, being a member of the Community Club for 25 years and a member at one time of the Wellsburg Town Council. He played for many years in the Wellsburg Band and served on the board of the Shiloh Cemetery Association. He was also an active member of the Second Christian Reformed Church, serving as both deacon and elder on the consistory.

He is survived by his widow; one son James of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and one daughter Joan at home; his mother Mrs. Sophia Beecroft of Wellsburg and four sisters: (Margaret) Mrs. Ralph Johnson of Alden; (Doris) Mrs. Homer Aiken of Rapid City, South Dakota; (Junice) Mrs. Herman Groote of Holland, and Miss Ordie Beecroft of Wellsburg.

Services were held Thursday, December 28, at the home and later at the Second Christian Reformed Church, with the Rev. Carl Toeset officiating.

Mrs. Wilbur Knock, and Mrs. Harold Okones sang "Lord to Me Thy Ways Make Known" and "One Sweetly Solemn Thought". Mrs. Ray Toomsen was organist and Mrs. Leland Luwe pianist.

Mrs. Ben Peters, Mrs. J. L. Fischer and Mrs. Adolph Deters were in charge of the flowers. Serving as pallbearers were Harold Okones, Jerry Huisman, Adolph Deters, J. L. Fischer and George Hayenga.

Interment was in Shiloh cemetery.

--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 4 January 1962, pg 1


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