Funeral services for Mr. Eeten were held Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Burial took place at First Reformed Church Cemetery in Everly.
John Eeten, the son of Enno and Anna Wagenaar Eeten, was born May 19, 1911, in Hartsburg, Ill. When John was 3-years-old, his family moved to a farm west of Fostoria where he attended Summit Township Country School.
On November 24, 1939, John married Margaret Dixon at his parent's farm near Fostoria. Following their marriage, they farmed together in rural Clay County, until purchasing the North Star Gas Station in Fostoria in 1963. For seven years, John and Margaret owned and operated the station. During his semi-retirement, John worked part time for the City of Fostoria mowing grass and servicing the town.
In the fall of 1993, they moved to Spencer. John was a member of the United Methodist Church of Fostoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret; his son, Robert; seven sisters: Goldie Wilson, Anna Heikens, Gertie Heikens, Hilda Groen, Irene Eeten, Marie Kettner,and Inez Momson; five brothers: Harry, Harm, George, Ernie, and Enno "Pete" Eeten; a granddaughter, Alison (Perry) Thompson and a grandson, Todd Eeten Perry.
John is survived by his daughter, Betty and her husband, Mike Perry of Ankeny; two grandsons; two great- grandchildren; one sister, Louise Myers of Denver; and two sister-in-laws: Betty Eeten of Hartley and Marge Eeten of Spencer.