EITEN, Gertrude 1905-1992
EITEN, EEKHOFF, RUTER
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Date: 1/20/2016 at 11:30:02
Gertrude Eiten Services Held
Gertrude Eekhoff Eiten, 87, of Wellsburg, died Thursday, November 5, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center of natural causes.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 9, at the First Christian Reformed Church in rural Wellsburg at 10:30 a.m. Burial was in the church cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Gertrude was born October 19, 1905, in Shiloh Township, Grundy County, the fourth child of Boyd and Flora Ruter Eekhoff. She attended the Shiloh #8 country school two and one-half miles south and one mile west of Wellsburg.
She was united in marriage to Fred H. Eiten on January 20, 1927, by the Rev. H. C. Bode. Together they operated a purebred Holstein dairy farm for many years, both in Shiloh Township and five years in German Township in the early 1940's.
Gertrude was a life long member of the Queen Esther Society for 65 years, Shiloh Homemaker's Club for 40 years as well as a charter member of the Timothy Sisters Society. She eagerly participated in the Wellsburg Senior Citizens activities. Gertrude particularly enjoyed vocal music, craft projects, and sewing activities, and being with people sharing her interest, warmth and humor.
She and her husband, Fred, were able to celebrate 64 years together before his death on July 6, 1991.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; her parents; one son, Arnold; a brother, Peter B. Eekhoff; and two sisters, Edith Luppen, and Jessie Eiten.
Surviving are her two sons, Harold and wife Julene of Steamboat Rock and Floyd and wife Myrna of Wellsburg; a daughter-in-law, Nola Eiten of Wellsburg; one daughter, LeAnn Kooi and husband Jerry of Grand Rapids, MI; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Jennie Meyer of Wellsburg; and one half-sister-in-law, Mrs. Marine Betts of Marshalltown.
Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 November 1992, pg 10
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