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Eldon I. Tjaden
May 9, 1921–August 19, 2012

Eldon I. Tjaden, 91, of Monticello died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Friends called from 9 - 11 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Monticello where a funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello. Rev. Darryl Larson officiated.
Eldon was born May 9, 1921, in Monticello, Iowa the son of Edward and Mary (Greenwood) Tjaden.
He married Edith Willimack in 1939, at Zion Lutheran Church in Wyoming, Iowa. He attended Coyne Electrical College near Chicago and returned to the Onslow area and began doing electrical work with his brother for many of the area farmers. He and Edith farmed near Onslow.
He is survived by his son, Paul E. Tjaden of Janesville, Wisconsin; a daughter, Linda Jo Tjaden of Rochester Hills, Michigan, three granddaughters; Jessica Lynn Tjaden of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kathryn Jo Tjaden of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Laura Jean Tjaden of Whitewater, Wisconsin and two sisters, Frances (Paul) Andre of Shakopee, Minnesota, JoAnn (Glen) Smith of Ames, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Tjaden of Monticello and Betty Tjaden of Wyoming, Iowa.
He is preceded in death by one sister: Helen (Ray) Driscoll and three brothers: Edward, Dale and LaVern Tjaden.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Maquoketa Sentinel-Press, Maquoketa, Iowa, August 25, 2012


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