Bernard “Ben” Louis Emkes

February 3, 1922 - March 1, 2020
Voss Chapel
316 North Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Friday 3/6, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
1501 Gaiser Drive
Seymour, IN 47274
Saturday 3/7, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zion Lutheran Church
1501 Gaiser Drive
Seymour, IN 47274
Saturday 3/7, 11:00 am

Bernard L. (Ben) Emkes passed away on March 1, 2020 at 12:55 a.m. Ben was born in 1922 in Rantoul, Illinois, the son of John and Sadie (Bartell) Emkes. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran in Gifford, Illinois. He graduated from Rantoul Township High School, attended Barry Castle Business College, Wartburg CollegeContinue Reading

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Ricco left a message on March 21, 2020:
Dear Family, My sincere condolences to the entire family during this time of Mr. Emkes passing. I know how you all became the loving people you are by having him and your Mother as parents. I remember he would always come to the Lutheran Church Fall Festival showing up about the same time as I and Jim did. I just noticed this as I was tagging Joan in a "Memory past event on FB". Your parents raised very strong individuals, Stay Well! Pamela Meadows
Walter W Ullman left a message on March 8, 2020:
Thankful for Ben's faithful service to Christ and His Church. Pastor Walter Ullman
Rick Borges left a message on March 5, 2020:
Mr. and Mrs. Emkes always made me and all the friends from Immanuel Lutheran School so welcome in their home. Those are some of the best memories from my youth. From the Borges family, thank you to the entire Emkes family, and may God bless you all with understanding and strength.
Joe & Becky Joiner left a message on March 5, 2020:
We extend our condolences to the Emkes family as you all face his passing. He was so active in the Seymour community and Jackson County. He served the Lord in so many ways at his church, the Lutheran Schools and took a great interest in the Lutheran Community Home. Becky and I enjoyed our connection with Ben and Orpha thorough his envolement in the Lutheran Men’s Chorus. Ben and Orpha raised a wonderful family which was a source of great pride. We have been in Florida since Christmas time and will be returning to Seymour soon. Sorry we cannot be the for Ben’s services. Joe and Becky Joiner
Gary Myers left a message on March 4, 2020:
Janet and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Ben. I enjoyed serving with him on the Zion Foundation years about and found him to be a very thoughtful and passionate person regarding anything where serving the Lord was involved. I have the utmost respect for Ben and extend sincere sympathy to his family and all who knew him as the loyal friend he was to many. Gary Myers
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Dave and Connie Geis left a message on March 4, 2020:
To the entire Emkes family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. As we are wintering in Florida, we will be with you in spirit. Ben was always kind and engaging when we saw each other at various community functions. He will be missed.
Martin Vogel left a message on March 3, 2020:
We always enjoyed our Sunday trips to Seymour to gather with the Emkes family. Our thoughts and prayers are being sent your way during this difficult time. Marty, Lynn and Christine Vogel
Jim & Donna Burroughs left a message on March 2, 2020:
Ben was such a kind man. We enjoyed our fishing trips together to Minnesota. Jim & Donna Burroughs
Kathy Banks left a message on March 2, 2020:
Prayers for comfort and strength for the family. Our heartfelt condolences. :pray::latin_cross:️ Kathy and Dennis Banks
Voss & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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