TJEPKES, Austin Dean 1986-2004
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/26/2015 at 22:27:32
Austin Dean Tjepkes, 18, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died Monday, October 11, 2004, in a vehicular accident S.E. of Grundy Center. Funeral services will be 4:00 P.M., Thursday, October 14, 2004, at the Grundy Center High School Gymnasium in Grundy Center, Iowa, with Pastor Larry Hoop of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church and Pastor David Turner of the American Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the American Lutheran Church on Wednesday, October 13, 2004. The Engelkes - Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial fund has been established at the Liberty Bank in Grundy Center.
Austin was born August 21, 1986 in Waterloo, Iowa, the son Curt and Nancy (Dinnes) Tjepkes. Austin was a senior at the Grundy Center High School. He was the Secretary for the F.F.A. and was active in the local 4H club. He was also active in the Youth group at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church. Austin enjoyed his animals and playing with his little brother.
Survivors include his father: Curt and his wife Julie Tjepkes of Grundy Center; his mother Nancy and her husband Dan Hemann of Grundy Center; a sister: Christina Tjepkes of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and a brother: Nate Hemann of Grundy Center; 5 step brothers: Trent Burg of Des Moines, Iowa, Thad and Adam Burg of Waterloo, Iowa, Jason Hemann of Dike, Iowa and Justin Hemann of Cedar Falls, Iowa; paternal grandparents: Arnold and Minetta Tjepkes of Grundy Center, Iowa; and maternal grandmother Barbara and her husband Jim Musch of Dunkerton, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Dale Dinnnes.
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