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AUKES, Flora 1894-1970


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/20/2014 at 21:51:41

Mrs. Ben Aukes Passed Away; Services Tuesday

Mrs. Ben Aukes, 76, died Saturday afternoon at her home in Wellsburg due to an apparent heart attack. Services are set for ? at 1:30 p.m. at the Wellsburg Reformed Church with Rev. Gideon Wolbrink officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The casket will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. ? Doyen Funeral Home.

Flora Kuper Aukes was born March 4, 1894 at Wellsburg, Ia., the daughter of Harm and Reent? Kuper. Here she grew up and attended the county school ?west of Wellsburg.

? was united in marriage to Benjamin Harrison Aukes on Feb. 5, 1913. They farmed north of Wellsburg until 1954, when they retired and moved to Wellsburg.

She was a faithful member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church, having made confession of her faith in Jesus Christ on December 23, 1934. She served as president of the Ladies Aid for many years.

She passed away very peacefully on May 30, 1970 at her home in Wellsburg. She attained the age of 76 years, 2 months and 26 days.

Mrs. Aukes leaves to mourn her sudden passing: her husband, a patient at the Maple Manor Nursing Home in Aplington: five children, (Marian), Mrs. Jerry Kuper of Osage; Harm Aukes of Wellsburg; (Lorene), Mrs. Ray Evert of Sauk Rapids, Minn.; (Lois), Mrs. Lee Bakker of Wellsburg; Mrs. Iva M. Slifer of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Joe Kuper of Lennox, South Dakota; one sister, (Jennie), Mrs. Harry Bruns of Lennox, South Dakota; 23 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and a sister in infancy; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Hoek, Mrs. Grace Behrends; three brothers, Martin, Dick and Cornelius Kuper.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 June 1970, pg 10


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