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EITEN, Ben 1897-1963


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2012 at 21:24:07

Ben H. Eiten Dies Of Heart Attack; Services Thursday

Ben H. Eiten suffered a fatal heart attack Monday morning, while driving a truck load of corn near his son's farm, five miles southwest of Wellsburg, where he was helping with corn shelling. His son Alfred saw his truck go into the ditch and went to his assistance, finding his father dead.

Funeral services were held at the First Christian Reformed Church Thursday afternoon, October 10, conducted by the Rev. Bernard Visscher. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Claus Primus and the organist, Miss Elizabeth Eekhoff.

Pall bearers were Arnold and Floyd Eiten, Boyd Meyer, Manley, Edwin and Willis Bakker, all nephews of the deceased. Mrs. Will Janssen and Mrs. David Miller were in charge of the flowers. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Ben H. Eiten, son of Hildert Eiten and Gertie Luppen Eiten, was born May 11, 1897, on a farm two miles west of Wellsburg, where he lived for most of his life. He made confession of faith as a young man in the First Christian Reformed Church, of which he was a faithful lifelong member.

He was united in marriage on December 20, 1922, to Mary Bakker. To this union were born three children: Harvey of Wellsburg; Lillian of Midland Park, New Jersey; and Alfred of Wellsburg. His first wife died on October 15, 1944.

On August 30, 1949, he was united in marriage to Gertie Bunger. They lived on the farm west of Wellsburg for a short time before retiring to their residence in Wellsburg. She preceded him in death on May 3, 1954.

He and Jessie Eekhoff were married on April 7, 1958. They resided at their home in Wellsburg until the time of his death.

Survivors include his widow; three children; four grandchildren; his stepfather, Will Bakker of Wellsburg; one brother, Fred Eiten of Wellsburg; two sisters, Lena (Mrs. Cloyd B. Miller) of Peoria, Illinois, and Mrs. Marine Betts of Marshalltown.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 10 October 1963


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