Gus Jacob Hento(June 2, 1917 - March 3, 2015)
Gus Hento, 97, of Springfield
Funeral Services are 10:30 AM, Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield. Burial is in the church cemetery, rural Springfield. Visitation is Thursday from 5 to 7 PM, with the family present, at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield.
Gus Jacob Hento, son of Jacob and Jessie (Luimstra) Hento, both of Holland, was born June 2, 1917 on a farm south of Avon. He died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall, joining his wife in Heaven on their wedding anniversary. Gus attained the age of 97 years and eight months.
Gus lived with his family on the farm and attended Rueb country school for eight years.
Gus was baptized at the Emmanuel Reformed Church on April 3, 1921 and made confession of his faith, along with his future wife, at the church on November 18, 1940. Gus was a faithful member of the church all of his life.
Gus married Alice Wiebenga on March 3, 1944 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church Parsonage. He and Alice farmed in the Avon area until 1991, when they retired and moved into Springfield. Gus moved to the Springfield Assisted Living Center in February of 2009. Four children were born to their union.
Gus will be remembered for his love of working with his hands and farming. Gus spent many happy times playing pinochle with his grandchildren and loved their visits. He also loved winning at Bingo at the Assisted Living Center.
His memory is cherished by his four children: Jim and wife Darla of Avon, Rich and wife Mona of Mitchell, Diane of Fremont, NE and Larry and wife Ruth of Avon; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Gus was preceded in death by his wife Alice in 2008, parents and brothers Ernie and Klas and sister Hilda.