BEENKEN, Wubke 1883-1946
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2017 at 16:26:27
Last Rites For Mrs. L. Beenken
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Ludwig Beenken at the home in Holland and later at the Holland Lutheran church. Burial was in the Holland cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Malin. There was a very large attendance. There was not enough seating space in the church for those who came to attend the last rites.
Mrs. Beenken died very suddenly at her home in Holland Wednesday evening, June 19th. She complained that she was not feeling well and she said she was going to her bedroom to lie down until she felt better. A few minutes later members of the family found her on her bed breathing her last. A doctor was called at once, but life had gone when he arrived.
Mrs. Ludwig Beenken (nee Wubke Vink) was born October 3, 1883, in Zimmons Walde, Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Vink. At the age of one year she came to America with her parents and the family settled near Holland, Iowa.
March 5, 1900, she was married to Gerhardt Beenken. To this union eight children were born. Two of these died in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. Annie Bruns, died in June 1932. Mr. Beenken preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1912.
June 30, 1913, she was married to Ludwig Beenken, a brother of her first husband. The family lived around Holland and near Sinclair in northern Beaver twp., Grundy county. To this union five children were born. In 1933 the family moved to their present home in Holland.
She had been afflicted with a heart ailment for some time, and in December 1945 she was taken to the hospital in Marshalltown where she remained for five weeks.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband and ten children: Luitjen G. Beenken, Morrison; Conrad C. Beenken, Los Angeles; Mrs. Katherine Uhlenhopp, Parkersburg; Gerhard Beenken, Morrison; Mrs. Verna Dayton, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Mary Anfinson, LaPorte City; Mrs. Helen Bunger and Mrs. Louise Eckhoff, both of Steamboat Rock; Ludwig Beenken Jr., of Grundy Center, and Rient Beenken, at home. Also two nieces who made their home with her since the death of their parents, Irene Beenken, at home, and Elizabeth Uhlenhopp of Parkersburg; 23 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; two brothers, Rient Vink of New Hartford and Carl Vink of Cedar Falls; also many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded by her parents and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Boedecker, Mrs. Helen Olsen, and Tena Vink.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 June 1946, pg 7
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