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Oetken, George B. 1907-1993

OETKEN, RENKEN, POPKEN

Posted By: Doris Hoffman, volunteer (email)
Date: 8/10/2010 at 10:42:17

George B. Oetken, 91, of Le Mars died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1993, at his residence.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Brunsville, with the Rev. Jack Hebard officiating.

Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.

Mr. Oetken was born Nov. 1, 1907, in Preston township, the son of Rank and Minnie (Renken) Oetken. He was a lifelong Plymouth county resident. He married Clara Popken Feb. 6, 1932, in Preston township. The couple farmed until their retirement in 1980.

Mr. Oetken was a member of St. Peter Lutheran church in Brunsville.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Beverly Held and her husband, Thomas of Hinton; two sons, Alwayne Oetken and his wife, Kathleen of Le Mars and Warren Oetken and his wife, Sheryl of Merrill, Iowa, 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Oetken and his wife, Darlene of Akron; two sisters, Irene Pralle of Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Darlene Lange of Paullina, Iowa; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Elmer; and two sisters, Rose Muth and Mildred Rozell.
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Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, February 25, 1993
Akron, Iowa

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