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ANDREESSEN, Bena 1900-1986


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/22/2013 at 17:08:14

Services Held For Mrs. Paul Andreessen

Mrs. Paul (Bena) Andreessen of Grundy Center passed away at 3:20 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. She had attained the age of 86 years and nine days.

Funeral services were held at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church, rural Holland, on Monday, October 20, at 2 p.m. Pastor Arthur Ames officiated.

The Colfax Center Quartet sang "How Great Thou Art" and Mrs. Tom Simms sang "Where The Roses Never Fade." The accompanist was Mrs. Carolyn Stahl. Mrs. Tom Simms played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

The casket bearers were Paul Henze, Bryon Seehusen, Allen Seehusen, Roger Seehusen, Randy Seehusen, and Mark Luhring.

The ushers were Art Meester and Art Slifer. Mrs. Caroline Gibson, and Mrs. Vernice Schmidt were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Colfax Center Cemetery, rural Holland.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mrs. Andreessen was born on October 9, 1900, in Lincoln township, Grundy county, the daughter of Henry M. and Johnanna Kramer Tjepkes. She grew up and attended rural school in Lincoln township.

On December 16, 1920, at her parents' farm home in Lincoln township, she was united in marriage to Paul Andreessen. After their marriage they farmed just north of Colfax Center until they retired and they made their home in Grundy Center in June of 1957. She became a resident of the Long Term Care Unit on April 15, 1983.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Rozella Seehusen, one granddaughter, Mary Beth Seehusen, four brothers, and three sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Paul of Grundy Center; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Verlyn) Henze of Grundy Center and Mrs. Joseph (Jo Ann) Junker of rural Holland; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Groote of Cedar Falls and Mrs. Jennie Smit of Grundy Center; one brother, John Tjepkes of Ackley; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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