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BENINGA, Jennie 1904-1989


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/4/2016 at 17:03:10

Rites Held For Jennie Beninga

Mrs. Jennie Benenga, 85, of Grundy Center, passed away on Monday, July 10, at the emergency room of Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services were held at the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church, rural Grundy Center, on Thursday, July 13, at 10 a.m. Pastors Douglas Bratt and John Bergsma officiated.

Richard Schafer sang "Nearer My God To Thee," and "The Love Of God." The accompanist was Mrs. Marvin Graves, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Casket bearers were Vernon Beninga, James Beninga, Leslie Beninga, Dean Beninga, Paul Beninga, Byron Beninga, Bob Long, Leon Meester and Larry VanderLinden.

Ushers were Herman DeBerg and Louis Bakker. Mrs. Jennie Bakker and Mrs. Mary DeBerg were in charge of the floral arrangements.

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

Mrs. Jennie Beninga was born June 4, 1904, on a farm near Wellsburg, the daughter of Henry A. and Martha Deters Schafer. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school.

On September 16, 1926, she was united in marriage to Herman Beninga at her parents' farm home. After their marriage, they started farming in Lincoln township, and then farmed in Beaver township for 25 years. In 1952, they moved to Colfax township, where they farmed until they retired and moved to Grundy Center in 1968. When Jennie was 71, she graduated from high school by attending classes at HIT in Waterloo.

She was a member of the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church, a Ladies Aid member, and taught Sunday School for several years.

Jennie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman; two brothers, three sisters, and one great-granddaughter.

She is survived by two sons, Harlan, of Grundy Center, and Bernard, of rural Parkersburg; two daughters, Mrs. John (Marjorie) Bergsma, Grand Rapids, MI, and Mrs. Donald (Dolores) Main, rural Denver; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Meints, Jenison, MI, and Mrs. John (Henrietta) Kruse, of Wellsburg; 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 July 1989, pg 3


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