HOHENBERGER, Russell 1921-1989
HOHENBERGER, MEYERS, TJEPKES
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Date: 1/5/2016 at 20:26:18
R. Hohenberger Rites Are Held
Russell Hohenberger, 67, of rural Dike, passed away Wednesday, October 18, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.
Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Dike, on Saturday, October 21, at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Gary L. Armstrong officiated.
Mrs. Bob Johnson sang "How Great Thou Art," and "The Old Rugged Cross." She was accompanied by Mrs. John Paige, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Casket bearers were Randy Ohrt, Curt Hohenberger, Craig Hohenberger, Edgar Abels, Pete Badje, George Harris and Kendall Tjepkes.
John Mulder, John Volberding and Jack Heritage were ushers. Mrs. Mildred Abels, Mrs. Lois Bruns and Mrs. Maxine Volberding were in charge of floral arrangements.
Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery, Dike. Military rites were conducted by the Dike American Legion Post #471.
Russell S. Hohenberger was born November 30, 1921, in Palermo township, Grundy county. He was the son of Samuel and Iona Meyers Hohenberger. He grew up on the family farm in Grundy county and attended Washington #4 country school. In 1939, he graduated from the Grundy Center High School.
After his schooling, Russell worked on several farms near Grundy Center. He served his country from May 12, 1944 to April 13, 1946 in the U.S. Army during WWII as a machine gunner. Most of his time was served overseas and he received several medals including the Purple Heart.
On June 28, 1946, Russell was united in marriage to Harriet Tjepkes at the Stout Reformed Church. After their marriage, they farmed in Beaver township until they moved to their present farm west of Dike in 1950. Russell retired from active farming at the age of 65, but continued to live on the farm.
He was an active member of the Dike United Methodist Church and had held several offices and served on several committees. He was a member and past commander of the Dike American Legion Post #471 and a member of the 40 and 8. He was also a charter member of the Dike Lions Club and past director of the Dike Elevator.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Harriet; one son, Rodney, of Arlington, TX; two grandsons, Russell Lee and Ryan; and two brothers, Roy, of rural Dike, and Kenneth, of rural Grundy Center.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Dike Funeral Chapel in Dike was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 October 1989, pg 14
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