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EITEN, Mary 1893-1944


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/23/2016 at 22:20:39

Mrs. Ben Eiten Died Suddenly Sunday Morning

Mrs. Ben Eiten died suddenly early Sunday morning. She was stricken with a heart attack about midnight. An ambulance was brought from Eldora to take her to the hospital. Death came shortly after she reached the hospital.

Mrs. Eiten was in her usual good health up to the time she went to bed Saturday night. During the afternoon she was in Wellsburg doing her shopping at the stores and attending a household goods sale. Her friends who met her at that time never saw her look better. The news of her sudden death the next morning was a shock to all friends of the family. She was 51 years old last May.

Mrs. Eiten's maiden name was Mary Bakker. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Menne Bakker. She was born May 11, 1893, and grew up on a farm in Shiloh township. She attended school in Wellsburg. Her mother died 32 years ago. Mary, the oldest daughter, took the lead with the household duties after her mother's death and helped look after the younger members of the family.

Dec. 20th, 1921, she was married to Benjamin Eiten. The couple began housekeeping on a farm two miles west of Wellsburg, which has since been their home. Mrs. Eiten was an ardent church worker and had been a regular attendant since childhood at the First Christian Reformed church.

Surviving are the husband, two sons and one daughter. The sons are Harvey, the oldest of the children, and Alfred, the youngest. Lillian, the only daughter, is a student at Pella college. Other surviving relatives are three brothers and two sisters. The brothers are John M. Bakker, Peter M. Bakker and Harm Bakker, all from this locality. The sisters are Anna, Mrs. Arthur Cooper, residing on a farm west of Wellsburg, and Minnie, Mrs. Arie Blom, of Chicago.

Funeral Services Yesterday
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon and later at the First Christian Reformed church. Rev. Louis Voskuil officiated at the service. There was a very large attendance at the church service. Burial was in the First Chr. Reformed church cemetery.

Casketbearers were Obbo Haupt, Henry B. Primus, Lubbert Meyer, Peter B. Eekhoff, Dick Freese and Gratus Geerdes.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 October 1944, pg 9


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