Pete W. Eekhoff
Pete W. Eekhoff, 83, of Kanawha passed away Thursday, March 22, 2007, at the Kanawha Community Home.
Pete, the son of Rev. Peter and Marie (Johnson) Eekhoff, was born in Grundy Center, Iowa and attended many different schools and graduated from East High School in Waterloo. After graduation Pete worked for his brother Herman and it was there he met the love of his life Henrietta Delger. They were married December 29, 1943 at the Kanawha Christian Reformed Church. They farmed one year at Corwith. In 1945 they moved to a farm 2 1/2 miles west of Kanawha, which they later purchased.
In 1986 their son Perry took over the farm and they moved to Kanawha. February 17, 2005 Pete moved to the Kanawha Community Home because of ill health.
Besides farming, Pete loved to bowl, fish and spend the winter months in Arizona. In 1999, due to Pete’s failing health, they sold their home in Arizona.
Pete was an active member of the Kanawha Christian Reformed Church serving as deacon, elder and he and Henrietta were Young People Leaders for many years. He also served as Treasurer of the church and taught Sunay school and catechism.
He loved kids and teenagers and drove the Kanawha School bus for 20 years. He was known as a big tease and played many tricks on the school kids and was noted for giving treats. He loved sports and they never missed a game.
Pete leaves behind his beloved wife Henrietta to whom he was married 63 years. His passing is also mourned by his four children and their spouses: Dr. Judy Eekhoff and husband Bruce Pollock, Janice and husband Ken Eliason, Perry and his wife Ellie, Kelvin and his wife Barbara. He also leaves nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother Rev. Wiert Eekhoff; two sisters: Stella (Mrs. Les) Neymeyer and Thelma and husband K. Millis and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Rev. Peter and Marie Eekhoff; father and mother-in-law Kort and Alice Delger; brother Herman and his wife Elsie; two brothers-in-law: Kort Delger, Jr. and Les Neymeyer and sister-in-law Esther (Mrs. Wiert) Eekhoff.