BEENKEN, Charles W. Sr. 1912-1986
BEENKEN, SINK, KORTHOUS
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/19/2016 at 14:08:19
Services Held For Charles Beenken, Sr.
Charles W. Beenken, Sr. of Grundy Center passed away at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, January 19, at the Beverly Manor Convalescent Center in Grundy Center.
Funeral services were held at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center, on Tuesday, January 21, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Calvin W. Vanderwerf officiated.
Merle Mamminga sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross." He was accompanied by Mrs. Raymond Appel, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
The casket bearers were Kenneth Rhoads, Donald Coleman, Robert Wolthoff, Carl Schmidt and Joe Beenken.
Ushers were Irwin Rabenberg and Edward Flater. Mrs. Bernard Eilderts and Mrs. Kirk Weichers were in charge of the floral arrangements.
The committal services were held immediately following the funeral service. Relatives and friends were invited to remain at the church following the services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center.
Mr. Beenken was born January 3, 1912, near Stout, in Grundy County, the son of Luitjen L. and Mildred Sink Beenken. He attained the age of 74 years and 16 days.
He grew up in the Stout area and attended country school.
On November 1, 1936, he was united in marriage to Henrietta Korthous at her parents' home in Grundy Center.
They lived most of their married life in Grundy county in the Reinbeck and Morrison areas. In June of 1952, they moved and made their home in Grundy Center. He worked at John Deere's in Waterloo for over 32 years.
He was a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren, one great-grandson, one brother and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta of Grundy Center; three sons, Charles W. Beenken, Jr., of Bentonville, AR; Larry of Rogers, AR and Ronald of Gilman; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Shirley) Owings of Bentonville, AR; and Mrs. Randy (Jocelyn) Dostal of RR2, Toledo; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Edward of Waverly, Alfred of Apple Valley, MN, and Harvey of rural Reinbeck; eight sisters, Mrs. Katherine Ridder of New Hartford, Mrs. 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 and Mrs. Virgil (Lavina) Martin of Anamosa.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 January 1986, pg 3
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