ENGELKES, Engelke B. 1893-1982
ENGELKES, MEESTER, HUTING, KENDRICK
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/9/2017 at 16:45:16
Services Held Friday For E. B. Engelkes
E. B. Engelkes of Stout, Iowa died at his home at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 1982. He had been ill for about a week and had reached the age of 89 years, 4 months and 2 days.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, 1982 in the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church with Rev. Carl Regnerus officiating. Organist was Mrs. Clarence Walterman and soloist was Wayne Arends. Honorary casketbearers were John DeBeer, Dick VanMill, Arend Pruisner, Walter Stow and Jerry Aswegen. Casketbearers were Richard Ehmen, Verne VanLengen, Richard Stickfort, John Konken, Robert Waldemar and Charles Juel.
Interment followed in the Pleasant Valley Church cemetery.
Engelke B. Engelkes was born the son of Berend and Schwantje Meester Engelkes on February 14, 1893, in Colfax township, Grundy county.
On February 7, 1917, he was united in marriage to Bertha Huting in the parsonage of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, rural Holland. This union was blessed with one daughter, Elva, and one son, Bernard. They farmed west of Fern 1/2 mile for eight years. Moving to Fern in 1925, E.B. owned and operated the Fern Store until the fire of 1949. Mrs. Bertha Engelkes died April 23, 1947.
On August 27, 1950, E.B. was married to Elisabeth Kendrick in the Little Brown Church in Nashua and following their marriage they lived in Stout. E.B. was employed as a carpenter for George Viet, worked for the Stout Elevator and the Stout Auto Co. until the death of Wm. Heerts.
E.B. was an active member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church of rural Holland, having served on the Consistory, was a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. He also served on the Stout City Council, was a Beaver township G.O.P. committeeman and a Beaver township clerk.
Mr. Engelkes is survived by his wife, Elisabeth; one son, Bernard M. Engelkes, Holland; one step-son, Rodney Kendrick, Parkersburg; four grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Trena, Mrs. Ben Wickers, and Katherine, Mrs. Tamme Tammen, both of Parkersburg; and one brother, Jake B. Engelkes of Wellsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Bertha; daughter Elva, Mrs. John Ackerman; 2 sisters, Anna, Mrs. E. H. Meyer and Fannie, Mrs. William Armstrong; and two brothers, Henry B. and Omke B. Engelkes.
Schwartz-Engelkes Funeral Home in Parkersburg was in charge of funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 June 1982, pg 3
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