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Martha Katherine Van Booven Struckhoff
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1917
Rhineland
Montgomery County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1994
Creve Coeur
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Martha E. Struckhoff (nee Van Booven) was born Oct. 10, 1917, a twin with her sister, Theresia ("Tracy")Anna Van Booven, near Rhineland, Montgomery County, Missouri. She was the daughter of Bernard ("Ben")Arnold Van Booven and Emma Elizabeth Van Booven (nee Salamink). She grew up and was educated near Rhineland and Starkenburg in Montgomery County.

She was united in marriage on May 24, 1944 to Edward ("Bud") Struckhoff in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rhineland.

They were blessed with four children: one son, Bernard Struckhoff, and three daughters: Carol Borgmann and husband, Melburn,of Marthasville, MO., Marlen Skirivan and husband, Tom, of Marthasville, MO., and Diane Simms and husband, Danny, of Doniphan, MO. All survive.

She was survived by her husband, Edward Struckhoff, as well as two sisters, her twin, Theresia ("Tracy") Ellis, and husband, Vernon,of Auxvasse, MO., and Veronica Stockhort and husband, Alvin of Fulton, MO. She was also survived by two sisters-in-law: Rosemary Van Booven (Hugo), of Union, MO., and Hilda Van Booven (John), of Owensville, MO., along with eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

She was proceded in death by her parents, one sister, Barbara Agnes Van Booven, and three brothers, Walter, Hugo and John Van Booven.

Mrs. Struckhoff donated her body to medical research and science.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Jan.15, 1994, at St. Vincent's Church in Dutzow, MO. Arrangements were handled by Miller Funeral Home.

* St. Joseph's Catholic Church records state Martha's middle name as "Katherine". 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Bernard Arnold Van Booven (1876 - 1951)
  Emma Elizabeth Salamink Van Booven (1885 - 1969)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward M Struckhoff (1923 - 1999)
 
 Siblings:
  Walter B Van Booven (1903 - 1984)*
  Hugo William Van Booven (1905 - 1977)*
  Martha Katherine Van Booven Struckhoff (1917 - 1994)
  Theresa H Van Booven Ellis (1917 - 2007)*
  Barbara Agnes Van Booven (1921 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body donated to medical science
 
Created by: Cheri Hoover
Record added: Nov 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80594881
 

Even in death she gave of herself so others might live. Thank you dear lady.
- Lettie Kirby
 Added: Nov. 18, 2011
Rest in Peace, Great Aunt Marthie.
- Cheri Hoover
 Added: Nov. 18, 2011
 
 
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