Ben Jackson "Jack" Tietjens
1938 - 2021
BORN
1938
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Pape Funeral Home
2308 Pershing Blvd
Clinton, IA

Ben Jackson "Jack" Tietjens

October 26, 1938-July 12, 2021

CLINTON-Ben Jackson "Jack" Tietjens, age 82 of Clinton, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 16, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clinton, IA. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 15th, at the Pape Funeral Home and from 9:30 AM until the service time Friday at the Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Clinton.

Ben was born in Clinton on October 26, 1938, the son of Benjamin H. and Viola E. (Jackson) Tietjens. He graduated from Miles High School and received his bachelor's degree in teaching from Iowa State Teachers College. He taught Driver's Education and coached sports at Thomson High School for 2 years. He was a Driver's Ed teacher at Alleman High School in Rock Island for 27 years and retired from teaching at Rock Island High School for 5 years. Ben married Barbara A. Peters on August 16, 1959 at St. John Lutheran Church, Clinton.

While living in the Quad Cities Ben and Barbara were members of St. John's Lutheran Church in East Moline where Ben served as a Trustee and usher. After retiring, He and Barbara were members of St. John Lutheran Church, Clinton. He was active with the Double I Antique Car Club, Andover Lions Club, Sabula Izaak Walton League, Traveler's Protective Association, and the Elk River Township Board where he served as sexton for the Andover, Teeds Grove and Smith Cemeteries. He was a member of a long standing poker club with his friends, enjoyed playing cards with his neighbors and school friends, woodworking, camping, hunting, fishing, and antique car shows. He was a St. Louis Cardinal's fan and followed the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Ben is survived by his wife, Barbara; 4 daughters, Ann M. (Juanita) Tietjens of Normal, IL, Julie L. (Tim) Larsen of Moline, IL, Ronna M. Braaten of Bettendorf, IA, and Joleen J. Wright of Charlotte, IA; 6 grandchildren, Laurel and Annika Braaten, Leah Wright, Sara Wright (fiancé Tom Torode) , Rosie (Mitch) Reinken and John (Stephanie) Wright; 3 great grandchildren, Kayson, Iris and Ivar Jack and 2 sisters-in-law, Janet Peters of Clinton and Gayle Tietjens of Santa Clarita, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David G. Tietjens and 2 sons-in-law, Aaron Braaten and John Wright. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.


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Published by Quad-City Times on Jul. 14, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
15
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Pape Funeral Home
2308 Pershing Blvd, Clinton, IA
Jul
16
Visitation
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
St. John Lutheran Church
, Clinton, IA
Jul
16
Funeral service
10:30a.m.
St. John Lutheran Church
, Clinton, IA
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Hello Barb, I am so sorry to hear about Ben´s passing. Please accept my sympathy and extend it to your family. I have so many memories of you two from when we were all so young together at St. Luke´s and you were newlyweds. Please know my heart goes out to you. Losing your spouse is so hard.
Mary Kay Goettsch
Friend
July 14, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
July 14, 2021
Barb and girls. We are so sorry for your loss. We will all miss him very much and the stories he would tell.
John and Jessica Thiel
Family
July 14, 2021
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