Eldon Biekert

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Memorial services for Mr. Eldon Biekert, 78, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at Warner Chapel of Spencer. Rev. Brad Wallace will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin after 1 p.m., Tuesday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

Eldon passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake.

Eldon James Biekert, the son of Herman and Magdeline (Mulder) Biekert, was born March 5, 1930, in Shell Rock. He received his early education and graduated from Shell Rock High School in 1948. Eldon served in the United States Marines during the Korean War until his honorable discharge.

Eldon married Lavonne Gates on Sept. 1, 1956, in Worthington, Minn. Following their marriage, they lived in Everly until moving to Spencer in 1967. For 45 years, Eldon worked at Harms Implement in Everly as a mechanic. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother.

Eldon is survived by his wife, Lavonne of Spencer; son, Brent Biekert and his wife, Rhonda of Spencer; daughter, Janelle Johnson and her husband, Barry of Terrill; three grandchildren; and brother, Lyle Biekert and his wife Peggy of Bozeman, Mont.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.