|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1886, Netherlands|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1955|
Ben Kasper Lamfers, Sr.
Ben Lamfers, 69, Dies As Car Lands In Drainage
Services Held Tuesday For Well-Known Kanawha
Funeral services for Hancock county's fourth motor vehicle accident victim
of the year were held at Kanawha Tuesday afternoon. Ben Lamfers, (69, died
Friday night after the car which he was driving went off the road 2'½ miles west
of Kanawha. The car missed a bridge Lamfers was approaching and came to rest in
three feet of water in a big drainage ditch. The
accident happened about 5:15
p. m. when Lamfers was returning to his farm home from Kanawha.
The impact caused head fractures and face laceiations and he was partially
thrown from the car with his body and head in the water which caused him to
drown Coroner Kenneth Boughton reported.
Lamfers was following a car driven by Mrs. Peter Eekhoff who lives
just west of the bridge. Mr.
Eekhoff heard a crash, asked his wife if a car
was following her, and then picked up a neighbor, Garland Hull, and they raced
to the accident scene.
They tugged to free Lamfers,whose foot was caught in the car, and then gave
him artificial respiration on the bank of the ditch, he was still alive when they
pulled him from the car, Kekboff said but he died within minutes, before medical
aid could arrive.
Lamfers owned his farm west of Kanawha and has lived there about 10 years.
He was born in the Netherlands on Sept. 25, 1886. After coming to this country
he married in 1908. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lamiers were fourteen children who
survive: Ben, Jr., Marion, Siebo, Kasper, Olafe,, Carrie (Mrs. Everett Duzumnn)
Geneva; Grace, (Mrs. Geo. Schoolcraft) Forest City; Gertrude, (Mrs. Paul
Paulson) Britt; Alice, at home; Sadies, (Mrs. Dennis Deirks) Belmond;
(Mrs. Chester Dove) Tacoma, Wash.; Jennie, (Mrs. Fred Crenshaw) Grand Hay, Ala.;
and Bernard, Grand Kapida, Mich. Also surviving are 40 grandchildren.
Services were held at the Christian Reformed Church in Kanawha, Tuesday,
at 2:00 p. in., preceded by a prayer service at Hanson Funeral Home. Rev. Juliun
Woden, officiated. Interment was in the Kanawha
[The Britt News Tribune, Wednesday,
October 12, 1955]
If someone would like to add pictures & flowers & messages that would be appreciated very much.
Thinking of you & your family & friends.
GOD BLESS ^j^
July 11, 1923
A daughter that is not listed below is:
Lena "Lee" Lamfers Dove
Abbie Annie Hiller Lamfers (1885 - 1966)
Seabo Lamfers (1909 - 1970)*
Grace Lamfers Schoolcraft (1909 - 1981)*
Rosa Marie Lamfers (1911 - 1911)*
Carrie Ann Lamfers Buseman (1912 - 1999)*
Marion Lamfers (1913 - 1996)*
Kasper Ben Lamfers (1915 - 1991)*
Oafae Lamfers (1916 - 1998)*
Ben Kasper Lamfers (1918 - 1993)*
Lee Lena Lamfers Dove (1919 - 1988)*
Frieda Lamfers Mehus (1923 - 2010)*
Sadie Lamfers Dirks (1925 - 1996)*
Alice Lamfers (1927 - 2011)*
Jennie Lamfers Crenshaw Byrd (1930 - 1996)*
Amsterdam Township Cemetery
Plot: Section: F Lot: 57
Maintained by: Anonymous
Originally Created by: Lois Schwartz
Record added: Mar 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50350704