EITEN, Fred H. 1899-1991
EITEN, LUPPEN, EEKHOFF
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Date: 1/14/2016 at 13:06:49
Fred H. Eiten Services Held
Fred H. Eiten, 91, passed away July 6 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Wellsburg at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas J. Vos officiating.
Casket bearers were Daniel Eiten, Keith Eiten, Jonathan Eiten, Steve Eiten, Thomas Eiten, and Michael Eiten. Honorary bearers were Gary Eiten and Jeffery Kooi.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Fred was born the son of Hildert and Geertje Luppen Eiten on September 13, 1899. He grew up and was educated in Grundy County. Unable to complete grade school education at the Shiloh #4 country schools, he attended a number of winter business courses at the Ellsworth Community College and the Grundy College in the 1920's.
Fred was united in marriage to Gertrude Eekhoff on January 20, 1927, by the Rev. H. C. Bode at the bride's parental home.
Fred was a member of the First Wellsburg Christian Reformed Church, the grandson of charter member Eite Eiten, where he was baptized and made his public profession. He served his church as Sunday School superintendent, deacon, and elder for many years. Fred was instrumental in organizing the early burial records of the cemetery. He was a charter and founding member of the Timothy Christian School Society.
He was recognized as a 50-year member of the State and National Holstein-Friesian Association of America as a Holstein dairy farmer and also as an outstanding pork producer. He was well-known as a purebred Holstein producer some 35 years, retiring from actual farm work in 1965.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Arnold in 1990; one brother, Ben Eiten; and one sister, Lena Miller.
Survivors include his wife Gertrude; two sons, Harold and wife Julene of Steamboat Rock, and Floyd and wife Myrna of Wellsburg; one daughter, LeAnn Kooi and husband Jerry of Grand Rapids, MI; one daughter-in-law, Nola Eiten of Wellsburg; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one half-sister, Marine Betts.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg was in charge of arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 July 1991, pg 8
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