RABENBERG, Irwin C. 1913-1991
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Date: 1/15/2016 at 11:20:35
Irwin Rabenberg Services Held
Irwin Carl Rabenberg, 78, of Grundy Center, passed away Thursday, December 26, 1991, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. For the past year, he had been a resident in ill health at the Americana Health Center in Waterloo. He was born six miles north of Grundy Center, the son of John and Gesine Nolte Rabenberg on July 12, 1913.
The family moved to Woden, Iowa, where Irwin attended grade and high school. In 1935 he and the family moved back to Grundy Center. He then attended a business college in Omaha and worked in Cherokee, Iowa, for a couple of years. He entered the military service shortly after world War II was declared, serving in the United Stated Army.
Upon discharge, Irwin attended A.I.B. in Des Moines. Upon completing, he began work with Ford Motor Company as an accountant and retired in 1966 after 22 years. He then worked a number of years with Armstrong Rubber Company, retiring in 1977. Upon his retirement from Armstrong, he moved back to Grundy Center.
Irwin was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church. He served as an usher and deacon of the Bethany Presbyterian church in Grundy Center. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish and York Rite Bodies, and the Za Ga Zig Shrine. He was also in the honor guard and was organist for the York Rite Bodies. He was a member of the American Legion.
Mr. Rabenberg was preceded in death by his parents; and one infant brother.
Survivors include two brothers, Burdette J., of Waterloo, and Harvey Rabenberg, of Des Moines; two sisters, Kathryn Rewerts and Glorianne Berhends, both of Waterloo; three nieces; and two nephews. He never married.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 30, 1991, at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Calvin Vanderwerf officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center.
Casket bearers were LeRoy Thoren, Leonard Ralston, Harvey Mackie, Benjamin Groote, Randy Thoren and Charles Goodman.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of professional arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 January 1992, pg 3
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