Clarence Eiben, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday
at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.
Surviving are his wife, Laura; a daughter, Janice Wright, Hopkinton; three sons, Wayne (Shirley) and Ervin (Julie), both of Monticello, and Ernest (Pam), Hopkinton; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marion (James) Blount, Scotch Grove. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Redmond; and five brothers, John, Paul, Harold, Art and Irvin Eiben.
Clarence C. Eiben was born Dec. 2, 1928, at John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Henry and Ella Warner Eiben. Clarence received his education in the rural schools near his home. He started farming with his father in the Onslow/Scotch Grove area of Jones County. Clarence married Laura Wall on May 16, 1953, at the Community Presbyterian Church, Cascade. They farmed in the Onslow/Center Junction area until 1968, when they bought a farm near Hopkinton in South Fork Township of Delaware County. He retired from active farming in 1990.
Clarence belonged to the Hopkinton Presbyterian Church and later First Presbyterian Church in Monticello. He and Laura enjoyed going to senior dining and to various places to play Bingo. He loved all things John Deere and spending time with his grandchildren.