PRIMUS, William B. 1895-1987
PRIMUS, SIEMANS, BENINGA
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/30/2012 at 20:50:52
Services Held For William Primus, 91
William B. Primus of Wellsburg passed away at the Presbyterian Home at Ackley on Sunday, June 14, at 4:15 a.m., due to complications of old age.
Funeral services were held at the First Christian Reformed Church of rural Wellsburg, at 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 16. Rev. Thomas J. Vos of the First Christian Reformed Church and Rev. Bruce Baillie of the Presbyterian Church of Steamboat Rock officiated.
Richard Schafer and Mrs. Lee Boomgarden sang "Whispering Hope" and "Where The Roses Never Fade." They were accompanied by Mrs. Jack Bakker, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Grandsons serving as casketbearers were Wendell, Alan, Nelson and Grant Primus, Gregory and Stuard Dykstra, Darrell, Douglas and Daniel Schuller.
Serving as ushers were Edward Nederhoff and Chris Christians. The flower ladies were Mabel Woods and Mrs. William Rewerts.
Burial was in the church cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Steamboat Rock American Legion.
Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church, following the committal services, for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
William B. Primus was born on October 21, 1895, at Wellsburg, the son of Ben and Helen Siemans Primus. He had reached the age of 91 years, seven months, and 24 days. He attended rural school in Shiloh township and the Academy at Grundy College.
He was baptized in and a lifelong member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg, where he served in Consistory and taught Sunday School and Catechism classes.
He served his country with the U.S. Army in World War I, in the year 1918, including service in France.
On February 11, 1920, he was united in marriage to Jennie Beninga, at her father's home in Grundy Center. This union was blessed with two sons, Benjamin of Eldora and Herman of Wellsburg; and two daughters, Harriet (Mrs. Loren) Dykstra of Elmhurst, IL, and Katherine (Mrs. Hubert) Schuller of Orange City.
Mr. Primus was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Anna, five brothers, Henry, Claus, John, Marion, and Lee; also one grandson, David Schuller.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie; sons, Benjamin and Herman; daughters, Harriet and Katherine; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one brother, George of Wellsburg; and one sister, Mrs. Lily Minium of Ames.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home, Wellsburg, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 June 1987
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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