EEKHOFF, Boyd 1874-1947
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Date: 12/24/2016 at 06:54:52
Funeral Services Held For Boyd Eekhoff Monday Afternoon
Funeral services for Boyd Eekhoff who passed away at his home west of Wellsburg last Friday were held Monday, May 19 at 1:00 o'clock at the home and later at the First Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. VandeKieft the pastor, in charge of the services. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Peter H. Nederhoff, Carl Nederhoff, Edward Eekhoff, Harold Eekhoff, Manley Bakker, Edwin Bakker. Music was furnished by Miss Lillian Eiten, Miss Marlys Meints, Miss Julia Wulf, with Mrs. Arthur Cooper as organist.
Boyd Eekhoff was born at Freeport, Ill. on April 8, 1874. He died in the early afternoon on Friday, May 16, 1947 at the age of seventy-three years, one month, and eight days.
At the age of four and one half years he moved with his parents to Grundy County. On March 12th, 1896 he was united in holy wedlock to Flora Ruter. They were privileged to live together on the same farm near Wellsburg for 51 years. Into their home were born five children, one son and four daughters.
Surviving to mourn the deceased are the widow, Mrs. Flora Eekhoff, and the five children, Peter and Jessie of Wellsburg, Edith, Mrs. Peter Luppen of Kanawha, Gertrude, Mrs. Fred Eiten, and Jennie, Mrs. Lubert Meyer of Wellsburg. In addition there are nine grandchildren still living and one who died in 1937. Also two great-grandchildren.
Two brothers: Peter of Steamboat Rock, Henry of Kanawha, and five sisters: Mrs. J. Eekhoff of Wellsburg, Mrs. Anko Janssen of Marshalltown, Mrs. J. M. Bakker, and Mrs. John Ruter of Steamboat Rock, and Mrs. Adolph Deters of Wellsburg. Two sisters have preceded him in death.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 22 May 1947, pg 1
Boyd Eckhoff Dies Suddenly
Boyd Eckhoff died at his home southwest of Wellsburg about 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. Death came peacefully while he was seated in a chair. He had not been feeling well since he ate his dinner, though he was about his usual work in the forenoon. After dinner he went to the living room to rest. He was 73 years old.
Mr. Eckhoff's sudden death came as a severe shock to members of his family and to his many neighbors and friends. Prior to the day before his death he had been in continuous good health.
Had Lived Here 63 Years
Mr. Eckhoff was born at Ridott, Ill., April 12, 1874. He came to Grundy county with his parents when he was 10 years old. The family located on a farm near Wellsburg and Mr. Eckhoff grew up and made his home here continuously ever since.
Celebrated Golden Wedding Last Year
Boyd Eckhoff and Flora Ruter were married 51 years ago on March 12th. They observed their golden wedding anniversary on March 12th of last year at their home. They were married by Rev. Henry Bode and they lived on their farm a mile west and a half mile south of Wellsburg ever since. Mr. Eckhoff had been a member of the 1st Christian Reformed church west of Wellsburg since his boyhood and he was a regular attendant and served for many years as one of the church officers.
Surviving are the wife and five children. The children are Peter, who lives on the home farm, Mrs. Lubert Meyer and Mrs. Fred Eiten, Wellsburg, Mrs. Peter Luppen, Kanawha, and Jessie who is at home. Other surviving relatives are two brothers, Peter of Steamboat Rock and Henry of Kanawha. There are five sisters. They are Mrs. A. J. Janssen, Marshalltown; Mrs. John Eckhoff, Mrs. Adolph Deters, Mrs. John Bakker and Mrs. John Ruter of Wellsburg. There are nine grandchildren.
Funeral Services Monday
Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Monday and later at the 1st Christian Reformed church. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church. Rev. Joseph VandeKieft officiated at the service.
Casket bearers were Peter H. Nederhoff, Carl Nederhoff, Edward Eckhoff, Harold Eckhoff, Manley Bakker and Edwin Bakker.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 May 1947, pg 7
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