TJABRING, Ben 1895-1946
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Date: 5/10/2016 at 19:37:29
Obituary of Ben Tjabring
Ben Tjabring was born south of Aplington in Butler county, Iowa, March 27, 1895, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Tjabring. In this vicinity he was reared to manhood. He served as a member of the armed forces of his country in World War I. On Jan. 28, 1920, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida VanderWerf. They had no children, but did assume the love and responsibility of rearing one foster son, Leonard Lentz, who is now serving in the United States Navy.
Mr. and Mrs. Tjabring spent the first eight years of their married life farming north of Ackley and the next sixteen years north of Austinville. In March, 1944, they disposed of their farm property and moved to an acreage in Austinville. Here they have resided up till this time. On the morning of April 24, 1946, Mr. Tjabring left home to help with the farm work of his brother-in-law northeast of Austinville. There he was accidentally pinned beneath the tractor and was instantly killed. He attained the age of 51 years and 27 days.
He leaves to mourn his death his wife and foster son, Leonard Lentz, along with his wife and child Carol Ann; his mother, Mrs. John Tjabring of Aplington; brothers, Peter and Henry of Aplington and George of Parkersburg; sisters, Mrs. Ernest Hook of Gladbrook, Mrs. Hilda Voss and Mrs. Ed Jans of Aplington, and a host of friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his father who died in 1931 and a brother Hilko who was also killed in an accident in the year 1918.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 May 1946, pg 12
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