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LAUTERBACH, Ben 1905-1973


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/2/2017 at 09:06:00

Ben Lauterbach Dies Saturday, Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services for Ben Lauterbach were held on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church near Grundy Center.

Dr. John Kilmore was clergyman. Miss Connie Hook was soloist. She was accompanied by Mrs. Edward Sietsema, organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Richard Geiken and Mrs. Clifford Bergman. Ushers were Roger Aukes and Wayne Aukes. Pall bearers were Richard Geiken, Clifford Bergman, Albert Huisman, Vernon Stahl, Alvin Harms and John H. Kruse.

Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church cemetery.

Mr. Lauterbach passed away around 4 p.m. Saturday at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo due to natural causes. He had been taken to the hospital for treatment Friday evening. He reached the age of 67 years, 5 months and 14 days.

Ben was born on a farm in Hancock county near Britt on July 2, 1905, the son of Ait and Wemka (Meinders) Lauterbach. He attended the rural school in the area. On January 12, 1928, he was united in marriage to Miss Allene Pruisner at Parkersburg. Following their marriage they lived on a farm near Buck Grove for four years. They then moved to a farm in Pleasant Valley township northeast of Wellsburg. In 1952 they moved to their present farm north of Wellsburg.

He was a long time member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church of Wellsburg.

Those who preceded him in death were: his parents; one son, Melvin D. in infancy; 1 sister; 1 brother and 3 sisters in infancy.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Allene; 3 sons, Stanley L. of Waterloo, Dennis D. of rural Grundy Center, Leland B. at home; 5 grandchildren; 3 sisters and 5 brothers, Ait Lauterbach of Shell Rock, Geike Lauterbach of Ackley, Uffe Lauterbach of Aplington, (Ida) Mrs. Harold Juel of Ackley, Brunk Lauterbach of Parkersburg, (Martha) Mrs. Heit Peters of Parkersburg, John Lauterbach of Parkersburg, (Anna) Mrs. John Harbach of Waterloo and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 January 1973, sec 2, pg 1


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