DENEUI, Dickie 1904-1987
DENEUI, LUITJENS, HARMS
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/22/2014 at 17:57:19
Rites Held For Dickie DeNeui
Dickie DeNeui, age 83, of Wellsburg, passed away early Saturday morning, October 24, at the Ackley Presbyterian Home, at Ackley, where he had made his home for the past year.
Funeral services were held at the St. John Lutheran Church in Wellsburg at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 27. Rev. Max Zschiegner was the officiating clergyman.
The congregation sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Abide With Me." They were accompanied by Mrs. Eleanor Harms, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Serving as casket bearers were Robert deNeui, Verne Eberline, Harley Ascher, Virgil Eberline, Roger Hippen and Leon Harms.
Serving as ushers were Eldon Loots and George Sietsema. Mrs. Glenda Cordes and Mrs. Virginia Geerdes were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Burial was in the Shiloh township cemetery, Wellsburg.
Mr. DeNeui was born on May 12, 1904, on the family farm in Shiloh township, Wellsburg, the son of Dirk and Mina Luitjens DeNeui. He attended Shiloh #3 school, rural Wellsburg.
He was united in marriage to Lizzie Harms in Wellsburg on January 11, 1928. To this union was born one son, Donald, and a daughter, Iona. He was born, grew up on and farmed the same farm that his grandfather farmed. In 1928, he invented a new type of hog ringer. The patent was later sold.
He delighted in participating in many area town parades, sometimes with a mini-car, he built in 1948.
He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Wellsburg and was a member of the Men's Club of the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Sander and Henry, and two sisters, Mrs. Flora Buskohl and Mrs. Rena Eberline.
He is survived by his wife, Lizzie; one son, Donald of Rockwell City; one daughter, Mrs. Alan (Iona) Yoder of Story City; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lee of Grundy Center and Noble of Wellsburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Anderson of Grundy Center and Mrs. Arend (Lucille) Christians of Wellsburg.
A memorial fund has been established by the family.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home, Wellsburg, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 October 1987, pg 10
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