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Riek Mary Bekx

September 17, 2012
Estherville Daily News

GRAETTINGER - Funeral services for Riek Mary Bekx, 87, of Emmetsburg were held Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. Interment was at St. Jacob's Cemetery.

She died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Graettinger.

Riek Mary Bekx was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Helmond, Netherlands, the daughter of Antoon Van Den Hurk and Norberta Van Der Velden. She attended grade school in Helmond. On Feb. 24, 1954, Riek was united in marriage to Marion Bekx in Helmond, Netherlands. Riek joined her husband, Marion, in the United States on May 27, 1954. The couple made their home near Graettinger where they farmed all of their working lives. In 2000, Riek and Marion moved into Graettinger where they retired. Marion passed away on Aug. 3, 2004.

Riek was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, Birthday Club and several card clubs. She enjoyed spending time with friends and playing cards.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Edward Bekx, of Emmetsburg; grandson, Tony Bekx, of Rock Rapids; three brothers: Antoon, Jeff and Louis Van Den Hurk; niece, Nori Van Den Hurk, and her husband, Mike Moran, of Emmetsburg and many nieces and nephews and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; five brothers and a sister.

The Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home of Graettinger was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to



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