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BEENKEN, Lutjen 1910-1983


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/19/2016 at 10:43:57

Services Held Friday For Lutjen Beenken

Lutjen Beenken passed away at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, at his home in Allison.

Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center, on Friday, September 2, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor David L. Nelson officiated.

Mrs. Jim Willms sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Going Down The Valley." She was accompanied by Mrs. Jack Stumberg, who also played selected numbers of the prelude and postlude.

The casketbearers were Charles Beenken Jr., Lewis L. Gerloff, Harold D. Bohlen, Joseph Beenken, Donald Storjohann and Dale Katzer.

The users were L. C. Pike and Donald Palmer. Mrs. Virginia Schultz and Mrs. Frances Sievert were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery, Grundy Center. Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mr. Beenken was born on March 15, 1910, at Stout, the son of Luitjen L. and Mildred Sink Beenken. He attained the age of 73 years, five months and 15 days. He grew up around Stout and lived with his parents near Stout and Holland until 1950 when he started farming on his own near Holland.

On March 1, 1955, he moved and farmed near Kesley. Due to health, he sold his farm on March 1, 1974, and made his home in Allison where he was still living.

He was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in-law and seven nieces and nephews.

He is survived by four brothers, Charles W. Beenken Sr. of Grundy Center; Edward Beenken of Waverly; Alfred Beenken of Eagan, MN; and Harvey Beenken of Reinbeck; nine sisters, Mrs. Katharina Ridder of New Hartford, Mrs. Herman (Marian) Bohlen of Allison, Mrs. Archie (Lena) Anderson of Waverly, Mrs. George (Leta) Gerloff of Clarksville, Mrs. Raymond (Mildred) Katzer of Grundy Center, Mrs. James (Pearl) Hartgrave of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Bob (Clara) Hinders of Grundy Center, Mrs. Ronald (Anna Mae) Clemons of Waterloo and Mrs. Virgil (Lavina) Martin of Anamosa; and 45 nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 September 1983, pg 2


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