HESSENIUS, Ben F. 1883-1962
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/10/2017 at 18:38:37
Ben F. Hessenius Former Supervisor Died Monday
Ben F. Hessenius, a former Grundy county supervisor and a former member of the County Board of Review, died Monday at the home of his nephew Ed Hessenius at Brownsdale, Minn. He had been in failing health for some time. He was 78 years old.
The body was brought to the Engelkes Funeral Home in Parkersburg where funeral arrangements were made. Services were at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Reformed church in Stout. Burial was in the cemetery at Stout. The services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Hoekstra.
Held Important Positions In County
Ben Hessenius was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hagen Hessenius, early residents of the northeast section of Grundy county. He was born May 22, 1883. He grew up on the farm. The early part of his active life was spent on the farm, after which he moved to the town of Stout. He acquired extensive property interests in Beaver and Fairfield townships, most of which was in farm land. He never married. After the death of his parents he lived alone in a house in Stout. Three years ago after his health failed he went to Brownsdale, Minn., where he made his home continually with the family of his brother Ed. For several of his active years he dealt in real estate in addition to looking after his property interests.
Ben Hessenius served as a member of the Grundy County Board of Supervisors from the Beaver-Fairfield District during the years 1937-38 and '39. During his first supervisor term he was chosen as chairman of the board.
On Board of Review 8 Years
Ben Hessenius served for eight years as a member of the Grundy County Board of Review and he was the board's chairman a number of years.
Surviving are his brother Ned and five nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 April 1962, pg 6
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