RIEKENS, Henry 1905-1965
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/28/2015 at 18:23:37
Henry Rieken Dies Suddenly While On Western Trip
Henry Riekens, 59, passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. of a heart attack at Edmond, Washington.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Doyen Funeral Home, and at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, northwest of Wellsburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Riekens and the Wm. H. Lindamans had been at Seattle, Washington, where they were visiting with the Lindaman's daughter, Marjorie.
He is survived by his wife, also his mother, Mrs. Dick Riekens, and two brothers, Raymond Riekens of Ackley and Lester Riekens of Wellsburg. A sister, Mrs. Louie Riebkes also survives.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 June 1965, pg 9
Funeral Services Held Friday For Henry Riekens, 64
Funeral services for Henry Riekens were held Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ. Rev. John Schortinghuis was officiating clergyman.
Music was given by Mrs. Wilbert Ubben and Carl Boelman who sang two numbers. Mrs. Allen Spieker was organist and Mrs. Carl Boelman was pianist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Darrell Johnson and Mrs. Douglas Geerdes.
Pall bearers were Ronald Rieken, Robert Rieken, Frederick Vanderwerf, Elmer Ruter, Eugene Ruter and Leland Heinrich. Interment was made in the St. Peter's Church cemetery.
Henry Riekens passed away very suddenly around 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13th, near Seattle, Washington, from a heart attack. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dick Riekens on October 20, 1905, on a farm in German township. He reached the age of 59 years, seven months, and 23 days.
He received his education in the rural school in the area. On February 20, 1941, he was married to Miss Gertie Ruter at the Wellsburg Reformed Church by Rev. William Landsiedel. Following their marriage they lived north of Wellsburg for one year, after which they moved to a farm northwest of Wellsburg.
In March of 1964, they retired and moved to Wellsburg. Henry was a long time member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Gertie; his mother, Mrs. Dick Riekens; one sister, Ellen, Mrs. Louis Riebkes of Wellsburg; two brothers, Raymond Riekens of Ackley, Lester Riekens of Wellsburg, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, who passed away in 1943.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 June 1965, pg 9
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