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BENINGA, Herman 1903-1983

BENINGA, SCHAFER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/19/2014 at 15:37:50

Herman Beninga Services Held

Herman Beninga passed away at 3:05 p.m. Monday, November 28 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.

Funeral services were held at the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church, rural Grundy Center, on Thursday, December 1 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Robert Geelhoed officiated and was assisted by Pastor John Bergsma.

Richard Schafer sang "Amazing Grace," and "My God, How Wonderful Thou Art." He was accompanied by Mrs. Marvin Graves, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were Vernon Beninga, James Beninga, Leslie Beninga, Dean Beninga, William Bertram, Paul Beninga and Byron Beninga. Ushers were John Weber, Jr., and Ralph Moore. Mrs. John Weber, Jr. and Mrs. Ralph Moore were in charge of floral arrangements.

Relatives and friends were invited to remain at the church following the funeral services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Interment was in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery, rural Wellsburg.

Mr. Beninga was born May 22, 1903 in Wright county, the son of Hermanus and Katrina Langeland Beninga. He attained the age of 80 years, six months and six days. He grew up in Lincoln township.

On September 16, 1926, at her parents' home in Wellsburg, he was united in marriage to Jennie Schafer. After their marriage they started farming and farmed for 25 years in Lincoln township and Beaver township. In 1952 they moved to Colfax township where they farmed until retiring and moving to Grundy Center in 1968.

He was a long-time member of the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church and had served as Deacon and Elder. He was also a long-time Sunday School teacher and past Sunday School superintendent.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Jennie of Beverly Manor in Grundy Center; two sons, Harlan of RR1, Dike and Bernard of RR2, Parkersburg; two daughters, Mrs. John (Marjorie) Bergsma of Grand Rapids, MI and Mrs. Donald (Dolores) Main of Denver; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie DeWaard of Jennison, MI and Mrs. Will (Jennie) Primus of Ackley; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


 

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