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Re: DeKock


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 6/13/2017 at 02:24:53

In Response To: Re: DeKock (Ruth Hackett)

August 30, 1896 ---- August 31, 1985

ESTHERVILLE -- Services for Ben DeKock, 89, will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Henry and Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with the Rev. Neal Armstrong of the Gruver Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Township Cemetery, rural Dolliver. He died Saturday, Aug. 31, 1985 at Holy Family Hospital.

He was born August 30, 1896 at Laeken, Belgium, the son of Jean and Mathilda (Janssen) DeKock. He attended Belgium Grade School. On August 15, 1925 He was united in marriage with Anna Webber at Fairmont, Minn. He farmed in the Dolliver area for several years; worked for Tobin Packing Plant from 1937 until it was purchased by John Morrell and Co. in 1954 and worked there until his retirement in 1967.

Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Leo (LaVonne) Rosburg, Jackson, Minn.; Nadine Smith and Evelyn Kilpatrick both of Estherville; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother Frank DeKock, and one sister Jeanne Marie Hellegaard, both of Kamsack, Ontario, Canada. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son; parents and two brothers

Estherville Daily News --- Estherville, Iowa
September 4, 1985

May 25, 1897 ---- February 10, 1976

ESTHERVILLE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Otielie DeKock, 78, Estherville, will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Dolliver Lutheran Church with burial at the Dolliver Cemetery. She died at her home Feb. 10, [1976].

Mrs. DeKock was born May 25, 1897, in Dolliver to George and Augusta Krueger Weber. She was educated in the Dolliver schools and was married to Ben DeKock Aug. 15, 1925. They continued living in Emmet County and have lived in Estherville the past few years. She was a member of the Dolliver Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ben, Estherville; three daughters, Mrs. Leo (LaVonne) Rosburg, Jackson, Minn.; Mrs. Nadine Smith, Spencer; and Mrs. Evelyn Kilpatrick, Gruver; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Alfred Reiter, Fairmont, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister and one son. Friends may call at the Henry Funeral Home, Estherville, after noon Thursday.

Estherville Daily News --- Estherville, Iowa
February 12, 1976

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