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Brett F. Allen

March 25, 1961 - February 23, 2017

Bret Floyd Allen, the son of Merle F. and Roberta J. (Ingertson) Allen, was born on March 25, 1961, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove. Bret served in the United States Marines from 1979 to 1982. On March 29, 1991, Bret was united in marriage with Lorrie Schreiber in Clarion. The couple made their home in Eagle Grove. Bret worked a number of years for...
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Bret F. Allen

March 25, 1961 - February 23, 2017


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LaVonne D. Dooley

April 10, 1926 - February 23, 2017

LaVonne Doris Dooley was born April 10, 1926, in Fairview, South Dakota to Matt Andrew and Marie Elizabeth (Huser) Martinson. After her schooling in Inwood, Iowa, she went to Cleveland, Ohio to become a teletype operator. She was transferred to Seattle, Washington near the naval base where she met and married Marvin Dooley on June 7, 1946. They had six children. When Marvin was called...
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Elmer H. Olson, Jr.

August 15, 1924 - February 20, 2017

Elmer Harold Olson, Jr. the son of Elmer H. and Gornelia (Peterson) Olson Sr., was born August 15, 1924, in Thor, Iowa. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1942. On June 3, 1951, Elmer was united in marriage to Shirley Hayek in Callender, Iowa. They lived in Vincent for 9 years and Moorland for 9 years before moving to Eagle Grove in 1968. Elmer was a member of Eagle Grove...
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Michaela Danielle "Mikki" (Shelton) Frankford

December 12, 1993 - February 15, 2017


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Kathy A. Jewell

June 29, 1946 - February 12, 2017

Kathleen Anne (Gilligan) Jewell, the daughter of James and Helen (Loftus) Gilligan, was born on June 29, 1946, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was a graduate of LuVerne High School in 1964. Following high school, Kathy worked for the Bell Telephone Company in Mason City. There she met David Roberts and they were united in marriage on June 22, 1965, in Livermore. To this union, two sons were born,...
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Mabel O. Odland

November 25, 1922 - February 10, 2017

Mabel Odella (Jacobson) Odland, the daughter of Carl and Carrie (Knudson) Jacobson, was born November 25, 1922, in her parent's home on a farm near Badger, Iowa. On February 22, 1946, Mabel was united in marriage with Irvin Milo Odland, at the Trinity Lutheran Church near Humboldt. Mabel helped manage a dairy, grain and livestock farm with her husband for 37 years – farming near...
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Katinka "Kitty" Fevold

April 6, 1920 - January 26, 2017

Katinka "Kitty" (Larson) Fevold, the daughter of Torvald and Clara (Olson) Larson, was born on April 6, 1920, on the family farm outside of Thor, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Thor High School in 1938. On February 12, 1939, Kitty was united in marriage with Leo G. Fevold, at the Lutheran Church parsonage in Badger. The couple lived and...
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Gilbert H. Smith

June 17, 1927 - January 23, 2017

Gilbert Harmon Smith died on January 23, 2017 in Eagle Grove, Iowa at the age of 89. Gilbert was born on June 17, 1927 in Stamford, New York to Grace Lovisa (Vedder) Smith and Thomas Howard Smith. The second of three sons, he grew up on his family's dairy farm in Roxbury, New York, amidst the verdant Catskill Mountains. He attended school in Roxbury, where he also participated in sports,...
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Robert P. Hansen

June 9, 1908 - January 12, 2017

Robert Paine Hansen, the son of Magnus and Mabel (Paine) Hansen, was born June 9, 1908, in rural Goldfield. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth and graduated from Goldfield High School in 1925. Robert married Eloise Hawkins on April 7, 1933, at her parent's home in Goldfield. Robert farmed in the evergreen neighborhood, near Goldfield for 40 years. He retired and moved to...
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Mary Lou Johnson

January 8, 1938 - January 10, 2017

Mary Lou (Kist) Johnson, the daughter of Eugene and Estaline (Smith) Kist, was born January 8, 1938, on the family farm outside of Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1955. In 1959, Mary Lou was united in marriage with Roger Johnson and they had two sons, Roger and Kendall. They later divorced. Mary Lou...
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Scott E. Strain

March 9, 1941 - January 8, 2017

Scott Eugene Strain, the son of Allen D. and Phyllis M. (McCormick) Strain, was born on March 9, 1941, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1959. He attended the University of Iowa, studying graphic design. Scott was a graphic arts instructor for Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and owned his...
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Dale Bolger Frohling

February 27, 1933 - January 4, 2017

Dale Bolger Frohling, the son of George and Hazel (Bolger) Frohling, was born February 27, 1933, in Webster City, Iowa. After graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1951, he was drafted to serve with United States Army from 1952-1954. On September 24, 1956, Dale was united in marriage to Joan Mohr in Tucson, Arizona. The couple lived on and farmed the family farm north of Woolstock...
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Dolores "Dee" Buhner

May 1, 1922 - January 2, 2017

Dolores Valaine Buhner, the daughter of Ephraim and Mattie (Stockdale) Halgrim, was born May 1, 1922, on a farm near Thor. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1941. On May 1, 1943, Dolores was united in marriage to Clarence Buhner at Ullensvang Lutheran Church in Thor. Dolores and Clarence made their home on Fishers...
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Lucille M. Thompson

August 3, 1926 - December 28, 2016

Lucille Maxine (Wegner) Thompson, the daughter of Emil and Margaret (Vehrs) Wegner, was born August 3, 1926 in Aspinwall, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Manning High School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Drake University. She taught in rural schools and in Perry, Iowa before moving to Eagle Grove where she taught...
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Tom A. Bachel

August 27, 1953 - December 28, 2016

Thomas Alan Bachel, the son of Lloyd and Barbara (Roscoe) Bachey, was born August 27, 1953, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1971. Tom then attended Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. On May 3, 1975, Tom was united in marriage with Diana Burr, at the Church of Christ in Webster City. The...
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Marilyn A. Marshall

November 24, 1941 - December 20, 2016


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Jim Nelson

July 1, 1946 - December 19, 2016

James William Nelson, the son of Donald and Frances (Kammerer) Nelson, was born July 1, 1946, at Primghar, Iowa. He attended high school in Sutherland, Iowa. On February 19, 1966, James was united in marriage to JoAnn Kvale at Holmes, Iowa. They have lived in Goldfield for 48 years. James worked for Hagie Manufacturing for 38 years as an accountant, retiring in 2010. He was a...
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Beverly A. Brayton

December 10, 1930 - December 19, 2016

Beverly Ann Brayton, the daughter of Delbert and Ada B. (McClosky) Jones, was born December 10, 1930 in Colo, IA. She graduated from Otho High School and attended two summers at Iowa State University for Food Service Director. On December 14, 1950, Beverly was united in marriage to Donald Brayton at Wahoo, NE. Beverly lived in Colo for 6 years, Stanhope for 3 years, Otho for 9...
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Paul R. Anderson

May 14, 1930 - December 18, 2016

Paul Richard Anderson, the son of George and Antonia (Hoveland) Anderson, was born May 14, 1930, in Belmond, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1950. On November 2, 1958, Paul was united in marriage with Zella Jared in Fort Dodge. The couple made their home in Eagle Grove and raised two daughters, Ginger and Teresa...
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Evelyn D. Wergeland

June 12, 1929 - December 18, 2016

Evelyn D. Wergeland, the daughter of Alvin and Hazel (Odland) Halgrim, was born June 12, 1929, in Norway Township near Eagle Grove. Evelyn taught 4th grade at Lela Howland Elementary School in Eagle Grove. She was an active member of her church and in the community. Evelyn passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at her home in Eagle Grove at the age of 87 years. She was preceded...
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Jane "Honey" Spangler

June 22, 1921 - December 13, 2016

Mary Jane "Honey" (Derscheid) Spangler, the daughter of Glen and Edith (Norem) Derscheid was born in Eagle Grove, Iowa, on June 22, 1921. Honey attended Eagle Grove Schools, graduating with the "class of 1938". Upon graduation from the Des Moines American Institute of Business (AIB) in 1940, Honey went to work for Maytag in the stenographic dept. In 1942 she moved to California and worked for...
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Kelli K. Feske

February 1, 1965 - November 22, 2016

Kelli Kathleen (Davidson) Feske, the daughter of Edward and Bonnie (Reed) Davidson, was born on February 1, 1965, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Corning, graduating from Corning High School in 1983. While in high school, Kelli was a member of the FFA and Powder Puff Racing at the Adams County Speedway. She then attended Southwestern Community College in Creston. ...
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Louise Russell

August 27, 1930 - November 18, 2016

Louise Russell, the daughter of Earl and Nellie (Paulson) Benton, was born on August 30, 1930, in Dows, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1948. Louise was united in marriage to Leo F. Russell on September 18, 1948, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove where they were both members of the church. They lived and...
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June R. Knutson

June 6, 1922 - November 9, 2016

June Rose (Way) Knutson, the daughter of Frank and Alfarata (Mosher) Way, was born June 6, 1922, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She graduated from Eagle Grove High School with the Class of 1940. On September 21, 1942, she was united in marriage at a double ring ceremony to Kermit E. Knutson in Trenton, MO. Also getting married was Kermit's sister, Ione to Francis Grandeorge. To the union of...
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Gloria H. Anderson

February 9, 1928 - November 8, 2016

Gloria Hope (Fevold) Anderson, the daughter of Wilmer and Kathleen (Nesheim) Fevold, was born February 9, 1928, in Badger, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1946. She taught country school for two years and then received her 2 year degree from Waldorf College and taught in Humboldt for two years. On June 3, 1950,...
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Stanley J. Ganzeveld

December 26, 1944 - November 7, 2016

Stanley John Ganzeveld, the son of George and Louise (Pogge) Ganzeveld, was born December 26, 1944, in Renwick, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1963. He served in the Army National Guard from November 5, 1962 until his honorable discharge on November 4, 1968. Stan also served as a part-time police officer in Goldfield until...
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Gary L. Pohlman

January 24, 1941 - November 2, 2016

Gary Lee Pohlman, the son of Clyde and Mary (LaBus) Pohlman, was born January 24, 1941, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove. He later attended Iowa Central Community College to become an accountant. In 1961, Gary was united in marriage to Janet (Roush) in Clarion, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Michael E. Pohlman of Iowa Falls and Monica L....
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Norma F. Scott

April 10, 1925 - October 29, 2016

Norma Florance (Larson) Scott, the daughter of Emanuel "Manny" and Caroline (Larson) Larson, was born April 10, 1925, in Mankato, Minnesota. The family moved to the Eagle Grove area in 1930, where she was raised and educated. Norma worked in the ship yards in Vancouver, WA during W.W.II as a welder. In 1944, Norma married Elmer Barkis and he died in a boating accident in 1945, three...
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Virginia Mae Anderson

January 8, 1923 - October 18, 2016

Virginia Mae (Thorn) Anderson, the daughter of Walter and Clara (Hill) Thorn, was born January 8, 1923, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1941. On December 29, 1941, Virginia was united in marriage with Alfred "Bud" Anderson in Bethany, Missouri. After their marriage, the couple lived on farms north of...
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Phyllis C Sholly

February 28, 1932 - October 14, 2016

Phyllis Catherine (Miller) Sholly, the daughter of Lawrence and Catherine (Ver Hoeff) Miller, was born February 28, 1932, in Alton, Iowa. She graduated from Paullina High School in 1950 and then attended AIB in Des Moines. Phyllis was united in marriage to Kenneth Sholly on June 24, 1953, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland, Iowa. The couple and their family made their home...
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Bill Norton, Sr.

January 15, 2016 - October 11, 2016

Ronald William Norton, Sr., the son of Perry and Nettie Norton, was born January 15, 1932, in Webster City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth. On September 30, 1952, Bill was united in marriage with Linda F. Frakes in Baltimore, Maryland. Bill served in United States Navy during the Korean War entering on May 4, 1951 and was honorably discharged on April 25,...
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Fern B. Knight Schultz

April 6, 1921 - October 10, 2016

Fern Bernice (Mickelson) Knight Schultz, the daughter of Michael and Annie (Odson) Mickelson, was born April 6, 1921, in Randoll, Iowa on the family farm. Fern was united in marriage to Lynn L, Knight on January 1, 1941, in Goldfield, where they lived and raised their three children: Jerry, Sharon and Larry. Lynn preceded her in death on June 27, 1993. Fern married Donald Schultz...
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Nadine Sturtz

November 6, 1929 - October 5, 2016

Iris Nadine (Lind) Sturtz, the daughter of Charlie and Mary Ella (Carpenter) Lind, was born November 6, 1929, in Boone, Iowa. Nadine graduated from Boone High School in 1947 and then attended The Iowa School of Beauty, graduating in 1948. Nadine was united in marriage to Maurice LeRoy Sturtz on April 9, 1950 and they had three children: Steven, Marcia and Sherilyn. They moved to Eagle...
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Doris Solheim

July 4, 1926 - September 28, 2016

Doris Solheim, the daughter of Amos and Theoline (Johnson) Wagner, was born July 4, 1926, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. Doris attended rural schools and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1944.On March 29, 1947, Doris married Martin Solheim. Survivors include her sons, Ronald and Mark Solheim; daughters, Janice Danbom and husband Jim and Shirley Meyer and husband Jerry; grandsons, Bradley and...
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Emmett J. Cooney

May 25, 1948 - September 21, 2016

Emmett James Cooney, the son of Joseph L. and Lois M. (Hoyle) Cooney, was born May 25, 1948, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Marengo, graduating from Iowa Valley High School in 1966. Emmett then graduated from Webster City Junior College in 1968. On October 5, 1968, Emmett was united in marriage with Kristin Doolittle in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Emmett entered the...
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Tom G. Christopher

May 11, 1947 - August 24, 2016

Thomas Gene Christopher, the son of Russell G. and Delores M. (Egesdahl) Christopher, was born May 11, 1947, in Clarion, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1966 and then received his Associates Degree from Iowa Central Community College. On October 2, 1976, Tom was united in marriage to Marla Roberts in Humboldt. They made their...
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Henry E. Shriver

March 25, 1955 - August 9, 2016

Henry E. Shriver, 61, of Eagle Grove, lost his courageous battle with ALS, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove. Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Henry Emil Shriver IV, the son of Henry G. and Lucile ...
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Ryan C. Ahrens

January 29, 1986 - August 8, 2016

Ryan Ahrens, 30, of Eagle Grove, formerly of Watseka, IL, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, Monday, August 8, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, following a courageous 3 ½ year battle with cancer. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove. There will also be a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Baier...
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Clarice "Be" Hanson

August 16, 1920 - August 7, 2016

Clarice Ida "Be" (Rohweder) Hanson, the daughter of Adolph and Alma (Lassig) Rohweder, was born August 16, 1920, in Little Rock, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Little Rock High School in 1938. She then graduated from Morningside College with a Music/English Major and was a member of Kappa Phi Alpha Sorority. On October 16, 1943, Clarice was...
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Daniel J. Bromley

February 29, 1956 - August 6, 2016

Daniel Joseph Bromley, was born February 29, 1956. He was adopted by Gerald and Marguerite (Miller) Bromley. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove – attending Sacred Heart Grade School and graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1974. He worked for EDS in Clarion for over 20 years. Dan was a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Cardinals. ...
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Gary A. Lalor

October 23, 1952 - July 30, 2016

Gary Alan Lalor, the son of Harry "Archie" and Dorothy E. (Dibble) Lalor, was born October 23, 1952, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1971. Gary joined the Eagle Grove Fire Department in 1969 and has served as Chief since 1993. On January 10, 1975, Gary was united in marriage with Janice Hanus in Eagle Grove. The couple made their home in Eagle Grove...
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Theresa L. Staley

October 13, 1964 - July 24, 2016

Theresa Louise Staley, the daughter of John and Gloria A. (Romer) Staley, was born October 13, 1964, in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from Eagle Grove High School "Class of 1983". Theresa received her Cosmetology Degree from Burnell's School of Cosmetology in Fort Dodge. Theresa lived in Colorado Springs, CO, Lincoln, NE, Boone and Des Moines and returned to Eagle Grove and opened "Hair By...
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Agnes J. Pressler

August 4, 1923 - July 22, 2016

Agnes Jeanette (Lindaas) Pressler, the daughter of Alfred and Nellie (Weltha)) Lindaas, was born August 4, 1923, in Thompson, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School. On November 15, 1941, Agnes was united in marriage with George W. Pressler, in Unionville, MO. The couple made their home on a farm near Woolstock until George...
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Wade M. Jones

July 24, 1980 - June 25, 2016

Wade Mathew Jones, the son of Gerald and Mary Jo (Campbell) Jones, was born July 24, 1980, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He graduated from Clarion-Goldfield High School "Class of 1999". Wade worked for Jet Co in Humboldt, Hagie Manufacturing in Clarion and most recently, Mertz Engineering in Webster City. Wade loved hanging out with his friends, hunting, fishing and of course – anything...
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Cindy J. Hanson

April 23, 1953 - June 25, 2016

Cynthia Jeanne (Engman) Hanson, the daughter of Carl and Mabel Lorraine (Blair) Engman, was born April 23, 1953, in Dayton, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Dayton and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1972. Cindy worked as a CNA for many years in various nursing homes and in 1992, she graduated from ICCC, as a Registered Nurse and continued to care for the elderly. ...
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Gene Berg

February 25, 1931 - June 23, 2016

Eugene R. Berg, 85, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Services will be held on Monday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove, IA. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow services at Mt. Calvary cemetery in Eagle Grove. Gene was born February 25, 1931, the son of Edwin...
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Jody M. Mericle

February 2, 1959 - June 18, 2016

Jody Marie Bjornson was born February 2nd, 1959 to Robert and Eldene (Ellsworth) Bjornson. Jody grew up in Eagle Grove and was an Eagle Grove High School graduate, "Class of 1977". She married Doug Cellan on April 30th, 1977. They later parted ways. Jody worked several jobs throughout the years, but her joy was found in raising her children Jaime and Ryan. She was known...
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Robert J. "Bob" Ryan

October 11, 1928 - June 11, 2016

Robert J. 'Bob' Ryan, age 87, of Rapid City and formerly of Eagle Grove, Iowa, passed away at Rapid City Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Robert James Ryan, the son of Eric and Alma (Swanson) Ryan, was born October 11, 1928, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1947. Robert graduated from Barber...
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Raynard L. Jones

September 10, 1925 - May 24, 2016

Raynard LeRoy Jones, the son of Walter and Ada (Knight) Jones, was born September 10, 1925, in Liberty Township, Wright County, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1943. Raynard served in the United States Army during W.W.II. On September 17, 1947, Raynard was united in marriage to Rogene Wampler, at the Little Brown Church...
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Harold Kvale

March 13, 1924 - May 23, 2016

Harold Kvale, the son of Helmick and Lena (Olson) Kvale, was born March 13, 1924, on the family farm east of Goldfield, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth. Harold completed the 8th grade but then had to help his family with the farm. On March 9, 1947, Harold was united in marriage to Iona H. Lund. They farmed near Eagle Grove for several years and then in 1960,...
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Dorothy M Abels

May 8, 1929 - April 24, 2016

Dorothy May (Losh) Abels, the daughter of Harry R. and Lena May (McGrath) Losh, was born May 8, 1929, in Clarion, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Clarion High School in 1947. On November 8, 1947, Dorothy was united in marriage with Eugene R. Abels at the Presbyterian Church in Clarion. The couple made their home in Kanawha, where they farmed...
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Jean Merryman

March 13, 1926 - April 10, 2016

Jean Merryman, the daughter of Durwood and Bessie Mae (Embry) Dickens, was born on March 13, 1926, in Nashville, Tennessee. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from North High School. On May 15, 1945, Jean was united in marriage with Leo Merryman in Nashville. They moved to Webster City in 1957, when Leo was transferred with Morton Foods. Jean retired...
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Marion J. Smith

December 3, 1934 - March 27, 2016

Marion Jean Smith née McCoy, 81, died in Eagle Grove, Iowa on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. Marion was born on December 3, 1934, in Des Moines, the daughter of the late Carl H. McCoy and the late Bessie H. McCoy née Burgin. She grew up in Des Moines and graduated from high school in 1952. She was employed as a secretary for Northwestern Bell in Des Moines from 1952, until 1956. She married...
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Sterling J. Anderson

February 1, 1925 - March 18, 2016

Sterling Jennings Anderson, the son of Benjamin and Clara (Quam) Anderson, was born February 1, 1925, in Jewell, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth – moving to Story City in 1937 and graduated from Story City High School – Class of 1942". Sterling served in the United States Army during W.W.II. Sterling was united in marriage to Eleanor Marie Abrahamson on...
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William "Bill" Widestrom

September 16, 1939 - March 16, 2016

William "Bill" C. Widestrom, 76, of Eagle Grove, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Survivors include his wife Karen Widestrom of Eagle Grove, IA; devoted daughters Lori (Chris) Smith and grandchildren Alec, Emily, and Abbey of Naples Florida; Paula (Tom) Volk and grandchildren Collin, Madison, and Will of Andover, MN, and Katie ...
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Julien Joy Back

December 28, 1931 - February 28, 2016

Julien Joy Back, the daughter of Edmund and Elda (Musefeldt) Gaskill, was born December 28, 1931, in Manning, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the Audubon area, graduating from Audubon High School in 1950. Julien was united in marriage to Donovan Back on May 19, 1952, in Audubon, Iowa. Julien worked as a secretary for Farm Bureau Insurance in Audubon for 12 years and...
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Charles Lee Darland

December 29, 1946 - February 27, 2016

Charles Lee Darland, the son of Erwin L. and Margaret I. (Baker) Darland, was born December 29, 1946 in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was educated in Eagle Grove and joined the United States Navy shortly after. A Vietnam Veteran, Charles spent 20 years traveling the world while serving his country. Charles was a member of the V.F.W. in Eagle Grove and enjoyed traveling, fishing, golfing,...
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Gail Myers

April 16, 1951 - February 24, 2016

Gail Hildegarde (Olson) Myers was born April 16, 1951 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of C. Hildegarde and Carl Severin Olson of Thor, Iowa, where the family farmed for many years. Gail completed her elementary education at the Thor school, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1969. She completed her bachelor's degree in accounting at Buena Vista College and served as an accountant...
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Geraldine B. Sutter

November 12, 1923 - February 17, 2016

​Geraldine Sutter, 92, of Eagle Grove, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, after a brief illness. ​Born in Thor on Nov. 12, 1923, to Ole and Lillian (Peterson) Mandsager, she grew up as a farm girl, the eldest of six siblings, and graduated from Eagle Grove High School. She also attended Eagle Grove Community College. ​Geraldine married Kaleb Sunwall, a high school teacher, in 1943....
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Faye Moser

August 17, 1926 - January 28, 2016

Faye Moser, the daughter of Grover and Gertrude (Fisher) Yoder, was born August 17, 1926, in Woolstock, Iowa. She attended schools in Woolstock, Clear Lake, Des Moines and one semester at Webster City Junior College. Faye was united in marriage to Emile Hanus in 1941 to which three children were born, Jule, Mary and Eddie. Emile died in 1967. In 1969, Faye married Larry Moser who had...
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Anthony M. Bruhl

July 13, 1990 - January 15, 2016

Anthony Mitchell Bruhl, the son of Cecil C. and Diana (Nickelson) Bruhl, was born July 13, 1990, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School, "Class Of 2008". Anthony participated in Wrestling and Cross Country – the team finished 5th in State in 2007. Anthony entered the United States Air Force in May of 2009. He completed...
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Douglas R. Lesher

February 3, 1981 - January 11, 2016

Douglas R. Lesher, the son of Mike and Deb (Daniels) Lesher, was born February 3, 1981, in Clarion, Iowa. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1999 and then pursued his post-secondary career at Iowa Central Community College, Buena Vista University and finished by graduating from the police academy. Doug served five years with the Boone police force. On July 14, 2007, Doug...
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Dorothy Elaine (Schnell) Reichter

October 26, 1932 - December 27, 2015

Dorothy Elaine (Schnell) Reichter, 83, of Goldfield, IA, died Sunday, December 27, 2015, at the Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center. Her visitation will be held Wednesday, December 30th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Foust Funeral Home in Goldfield. The memorial service will be Thursday, December 31st, at 10:30 AM at the Renwick Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery in Goldfield. A...
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Michael A. Christensen

April 21, 1956 - December 4, 2015

Michael Allan Christensen, the son of Donald H. and Lillian K. (Ernst) Christensen, was born April 21, 1956. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1974 and Ellsworth Community College in 1976. Mike was very active in Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He learned a love for the outdoors and all of God's creation and creatures. His special place on earth was the...
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Esther M. Skadburg

November 26, 1918 - November 15, 2015

Esther Mae Skadburg, the daughter of Lars and Marie (Haugland) Moss, was born Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1918, in Norway Township, Wright County, Iowa. She was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church near Kanawha. Esther's family later moved to a farm northwest of Eagle Grove. She was confirmed at Samuel Lutheran Church and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1937. On...
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Marilyn J. Rapp

April 14, 1947 - November 14, 2015

Marilyn Joan (Johnson) Rapp, the daughter of Donald and Helen (Sibrel) Johnson, was born April 14, 1947. On June 15, 1965, Marilyn was united in marriage to Dennis Rapp in Renwick. They lived in Renwick, Clayton, New Mexico for 10 years and in the Eagle Grove area. Marilyn enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing, quilting and all sorts of crafting. Marilyn passed away on Saturday...
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Peggy E. Parker

June 17, 1929 - November 3, 2015

Peggy Eleen (Martin – Summers - Lawson) Parker, the daughter of Lois and Lucille (Newkirk) Martin, and Step-Daughter of Barb Tillie, was born June 17, 1929, in Mecca, Indiana. She was raised by her grandmother, Hattie Newkirk in Kalo, Iowa. Peggy married Howard P. Summers and to this union, six children were born, he preceded her in death. Peggy married Earl G. Lawson and to this...
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Zelma (Rust) Thomas

December 30, 1927 - October 16, 2015

Zelma (Rust) Thomas and her twin sister, Elza, the daughters of Lemuel and Lillie May (Grooms) Rust, were born December 30, 1927, at their home in rural Webster County, Missouri. Zelma attended Sparklebrook and Plank rural Webster County schools, and Niangua and Marshfield High Schools, graduating from Marshfield High School in 1947. On May 18, 1947, Zelma married Bill Thomas at St. Paul...
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LeRoy Babcock

October 4, 1928 - October 15, 2015

George LeRoy Babcock, son of George and Mahala (Gatliff) Babcock, born October 4, 1928, in Wright County. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in1946.On December 26, 1947, LeRoy was united in marriage with Helen Thompson. LeRoy owned & operated Kastler–Babcock Funeral Home.from1965 until his retirement.Survivors include children:George Babcock, Kim Hamrick (Mike), Sheila Dunn (Tom) and Jeb...
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Bonnie Rae McGrath

October 17, 1927 - October 12, 2015

Bonnie Rae (Olson) McGrath, the daughter of Leonard and Genevieve (Larson) Olson, was born on October 17, 1927, in Humboldt, Iowa. She moved to Eagle Grove in 1940, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1945. Bonnie worked at the Eagle Grove Greenhouse and taught country school in Troy Township for a short time. On May 2, 1945, Bonnie was united in marriage with Don L. McGrath at...
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Naomi R. Hill

March 15, 1928 - October 11, 2015

Naomi Ruth (Trotter) Hill, the daughter of Charles and Ruth (Swafford) Trotter, was born March 15, 1928, on a farm near Eagle Grove. She attended Goldfield Public Schools and graduated in 1946. While she was in school, Naomi worked for ladies in the Goldfield and Thor area doing housework. Naomi married Melbourne Charlson of Thor in 1948 at the Badger Lutheran Church and to...
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Howard M. Anderson

April 3, 1932 - October 7, 2015

Howard Marvin Anderson, the son of Frederick and Matilda (Sletten) Anderson, was born on April 3, 1932, in Emmons, Minnesota. He was raised and educated in Scarville, Iowa, graduating from Scarville High School in 1950. On August 30, 1952, Howard was united in marriage with Joyce Hansen in Scarville. The couple moved to Goldfield in 1969. Howard managed various Grain Elevators...
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Dorothy J. Helgevold

May 17, 1923 - September 24, 2015

Dorothy Jean Helgevold, daughter of Edwin and Edna (Wood) Newcomb, was born May 17, 1923, twin sister of Don, on a farm west of Eagle Grove. She graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1941. In1943, Dorothy married Carroll S. Helgevold.Survived by her children: Patricia Helgevold of Woodbury, MN, Paula Farrell of Kalouna BC, CA, Pamela Logan(Peter) of Huntington Beach, CA, Chuck Helgevold (Beth...
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Bruce A. Grimsley

June 30, 1953 - September 20, 2015

Bruce Alan Grimsley, 62, the son of Lawrence A. & Donna Mae (Holland) Grimsley .He was raised in Fort Dodge, graduating from Fort Dodge High School in 1971.Survivors include his son, Matt Grimsley and wife Myndi of Eagle Grove; daughter, Jennifer Grimsley of Britt and her children: Tre, Sierra, Simon and Tayla; mother, Donna M. Grimsley of Fort Dodge and siblings: Valerie Grimsley of Mėrida,...
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Merlin L. Fischer

November 16, 1923 - September 11, 2015

Merlin Lewis Fischer, the son of Emil and Vernis (Mundt) Fischer, was born November 16, 1923, on a farm near Rockwell, Iowa. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Louis and Sophia Mundt. Merlin graduated from Rockwell High School in 1941 before serving in the United States Navy on the LCI-G471 in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He returned to the States enrolling at the Iowa...
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Aubrey "Steve" Hayes

November 3, 1941 - August 25, 2015

Aubrey "Steve" Hayes, the son of Warren Lester and Blanche Henrietta (Nelson) Hayes, was born on November 3, 1941, in Webster City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Webster City, graduating with the "Class of 1960". Steve was to married Kathleen Kay Shaeffer, they later divorced. He then married Janice Orton who passed away. On October 14, 1987, he was united in marriage to...
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Melvin "Woody" Elwood

August 23, 1947 - August 16, 2015

Melvin "Woody" Duane Elwood, the son of Marvel and Phyllis V. (Butz) Elwood, was born August 23, 1947, in Webster City, Iowa. Survivors include his daughter, Duann Witt; sister, Carolyn Mosher of Algona; brother, Randy Elwood of Eagle Grove; grandson, Tylor Jondal Witt; nephews, Brian Mosher, Cory Mosher and Cody Elwood and nieces, Kaitlyn and Kelsie Elwood. Woody worked for Geise Construction,...
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Harold "Deke" Demory

July 27, 1927 - July 17, 2015

Harold "Deke" Francis Demory, the son of John Clifford and Bernice Ann (Fisher) Demory, was born July 27, 1927, in Morse, Iowa. Deke served in the United States Army (W.W.II) from Oct. 18, 1945 until his honorable discharge on April 20, 1947. In September of 1968, Harold married Donna Rae Salmon and they raised their family in Bode. The couple divorced in September of 1983. ...
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Karen J. Ofstethun

May 13, 1939 - July 17, 2015

Karen Jean (Meints) Ofstethun, the daughter of William and Tillie (Henn) Meints, was born May 13, 1939 in Belmond, Iowa, where she was raised and educated. On November 9, 1958, Karen was united in marriage with John Ofstethun in Belmond. The couple made their home in Clarion where they raised their two children: Kevin and Glenda. Karen was a member of First Lutheran Church and...
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Howard C. Helgevold

May 21, 1936 - July 12, 2015

Howard Clarence Helgevold, Jr., the son of Howard Clarence and R. Viola (Larson) Helgevold, was born May 21, 1936, on the family farm north of Holmes, Iowa. He graduated from Clarion High School in 1953 and worked for Kist Ready Mix before serving in the United States Army from July 1958 until his honorable discharge in July 1960. Howard was one of three from his company chosen by his commander...
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Cindy M. Busick

July 12, 1951 - July 8, 2015

Cindy M. Busick, the daughter of Gerald and Jean Olson was born in Minot, ND. Cindy and her husband B. Sean Busick moved to Eagle Grove about 10 years ago from Florida.
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Rick A. McIlrath

December 8, 1951 - June 27, 2015

Richard Alan McIlrath, the son of Raymond and Marian (Scholl) McIlrath, was born on December 8, 1951, in Mason City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Mason City High School in 1970. Rick worked for Chicago Northwestern railroad, traveling to many cities including Sterling, Illinois where he met his wife, Sherry. In 1980, Rick was united in...
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Scott D. Weland

July 10, 1942 - June 17, 2015

Scott Douglas Weland, the son of Kenneth and Jeanette (Pressler) Weland, was born July 10, 1942, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. Scott served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On September 11, 1966, Scott was united in marriage with Judy Johnston at United Methodist Church in Eagle Grove. The couple made their home in Eagle Grove where Scott worked as a mechanic for...
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Mary E. "Marybeth" Hogenson

March 12, 1925 - June 13, 2015

Mary Elizabeth "Marybeth" (Black) Hogenson, the daughter of the late Porter and Helen (Williamson) Black, was born March 12, 1925 in West Liberty, Iowa. She attended business college in Iowa City, Iowa. On August 25, 1948, Marybeth was united in marriage with George B. Hogenson. The couple moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa where George practiced medicine for 42 years before moving to Fort...
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Duane L. Adams

June 30, 1946 - May 28, 2015

Duane Lee Adams, the son of James D. and Viola F. (Jones) Adams, was born June 30, 1946, in Algona, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove. Duane served in the United States Navy during Vietnam War, honorably discharged on March 23, 1966. On August 24, 1968, Duane was united in marriage with Betty Ann Torgerson in Eagle Grove, where they lived and raised their daughter...
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Merl J. Askvig

August 12, 1923 - May 11, 2015

Merl Jerald Askvig, the son of Tilliam and Rose (Borel) Askvig, was born on August 12, 1923, north of Goldfield, Iowa. He attended country school and in Goldfield, but he quit school and went to work for area farmers and helped his mother farm after his dad was burnt and died. He learned the trade of buying and selling livestock from Calla Tank from Renwick. In November of 1948, Merl...
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Palma Joy Holding

October 22, 1933 - May 3, 2015

Palma Joy (Olson) Holding, the daughter of Paul and Velma (Marlow) Olson, was born October 22, 1933, in Burdette, SD. As a young child her family moved to Burt, IA. She lived there, attended Burt High School participating in many extra curricular activities and graduated valedictorian of her class in 1951. On July 21, 1951, Palma married Larry Holding at the Methodist Church in Corwith,...
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Jerold B. Stockdale

October 22, 1947 - May 2, 2015

Jerold Bruce Stockdale, the son of Thomas and Lucille (Michehl) Stockdale, was born October 22, 1947, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Goldfield and Eagle Grove. Jerold received his GED in 1963, and entered the United States Navy. He served aboard the USS Mt. Baker and USS Virgo working as a pipe fitter/metal fabricator during the Vietnam War. Jerold married Eula Olds...
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Kenneth C. Chapman

July 5, 1934 - April 26, 2015

Kenneth Clayton Chapman, the son of (4th of 14) Clayton and Lucille (Mason) Chapman, was born July 5, 1934, in New Hartford, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from New Hartford High School in 1953. Kenneth served in the United State Marine Corps (Korean War) from Nov. 24, 1953 until his honorable discharge on Nov. 23, 1956, attaining a Corporal ranking. ...
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Mark S. Jacobson

April 17, 1959 - April 26, 2015

Mark Steven Jacobson, 56, of Woolstock, died on Sunday, April 26, 2015, as a result of a car accident. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert G. Jacobson née Archer. Memorial Services will be at 1:30 pm at the United Methodist Church, Eagle Grove with Pastor Heather Dorr officiating, with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his children, Courtney Jean Jacobson...
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Carl W. Snyder

April 19, 2015

Carl William Snyder, Jr., the son of Carl and Mary (Jenkins) Snyder, was born on November 16, 1929, in Polk City.Carl passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab in Webster City, at the age of 85 years.Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Snyder ; sons: Dennis Snyder (Ora) of Bayard, Garry Snyder (Norma) of Eagle Grove, Tim Snyder (Anna) of Eagle Grove and Tom Snyder of...
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Lois I Saccento

December 22, 1927 - April 6, 2015

Lois Irene (Vest) Saccento, the daughter of I. Warren and Elva (Loobey) Vest, was born on December 22, 1927, in Goldfield, Iowa. She graduated from Goldfield High School in 1945. On June 29, 1947, Lois was united in marriage to Vincent J. Saccento in Maspeth, NY. The couple made their home in Maspeth before moving to Goldfield on September 15, 1950, where they raised three children. ...
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Genevieve Gen Hamer

July 1, 1925 - March 25, 2015

Genevieve Elida (Johnson) Hamer, the daughter of Charlie A. and Bessie (Nelson) Johnson, was born July 1, 1925, in Badger, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth. On February 8, 1948, Gen was united in marriage with Marvin Hamer at Samuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove, where the couple has made their home for 67 years. Gen was an active member of Samuel...
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Nola G. Christensen

December 11, 1928 - February 22, 2015

Nola Gayle (Brandrup) Christensen, the daughter of Lester and Frances (Laposky) Brandrup, was born December 11, 1928, in Webster City, Iowa. She moved many times in her childhood including to Minnesota and South Dakota, graduating from high school in 1946. After high school, she moved to Eagle Grove and worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell until her marriage. On July 16,...
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Phyllis M. Rohrer

September 8, 1936 - February 21, 2015

Phyllis Mae (Horton) Rohrer, the daughter of Ralph F. and Dolly F. (Matte) Horton, was born on September 8, 1936, in Nora Springs, Iowa. Phyllis is survived by her husband, Paul of Eagle Grove; three sons: Mark Rohrer of Las Vegas, NV, Scott Rohrer (Christine) of Rockford, IL and Todd Rohrer (Nuala) of Elizabeth Towne, KY; five grandchildren: Melissa, Monica, Matthew, Sean and Rachel; five great...
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Kevin R. Wagner

October 28, 1964 - February 16, 2015

Kevin's family includes: his wife, Denise (Rapp) Wagner of Eagle Grove; son Jerry Wagner (Abigail) of Eagle Grove; daughter Kaylee Wagner of Clarion; step daughters: Sara-Lynn Madson (Robert) of Eagle Grove, Jennifer Sisneros of Goldfield, Belinda Sisneros of Eagle Grove, April Martinez (Pedro) of Kinowa; step son Michael Pelzer of Jefferson; 13 grandchildren; brother Kent Wagner (Martha) of...
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A. Wayne Christian

January 5, 1928 - February 14, 2015

Albert Wayne Christian died on February 14, 2015, at the age of 87 years. Mr. Christian was born January 5, 1928, the third son of Albert Lawrence Christian and Harriet Mabel (Libby) Christian. He was born at their home in Carnavon, Iowa. He married his teenage sweetheart, Marvel Deanne Rodgers, of Auburn, Iowa, on July 15, 1945, and together they made a successful 54 ½ year marriage until her...
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Norman D. Gangstead

May 8, 1931 - January 25, 2015

Norman Dean Gangstead, the son of Joseph and Gladys Marie (Beisell) Gangstead, was born on May 8, 1931, on the family farm in Goldfield, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1949. On May 27, 1951, Norman was united in marriage with Barbara Bjornson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple made their home and raised...
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Betty S. Willard

August 6, 1930 - January 17, 2015

Betty Sue (Capsel) Willard, the daughter of Earl and Ethel (Loux) Capsel, was born August 6, 1930, in Wright County, on the family farm near Clarion. She was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating in the "Class of 1948". On December 19, 1948, Betty was united in marriage with Duane "Pokey" Willard in Eagle Grove. After their marriage, they lived in Eagle Grove for 7 years...
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