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Don A. Helgevold

September 3, 1934 - November 7, 2017

Don A. Helgevold passed away on November 7, 2017, at Centennial, Colorado after losing his battle with cancer. Don was born September 3, 1934 on a farm north of Eagle Grove, Iowa, to Harry W. and C. Lorene Helgevold. He attended Liberty 6 Country School and then Goldfield HS, graduating in 1952. Don married Beverly Darland, Goldfield, and they had 3 children, Kathy (Kent) Curtis, Aurora,...
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Mary M. Axon

May 1, 1928 - August 20, 2017

Mary Mildred (Nelson) Axon, the daughter of George and Mary (Leffler) Nelson, was born on May 1, 1928, in Goldfield, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1945. Mary then attended Eagle Grove Junior College and received her teacher's certificate and taught in the Liberty Township Country School for two years. On April 30,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Barbara Jane Stevenson

August 2, 1925 - June 22, 2014

Barbara Jane (Britt) Stevenson was born on August 2, 1925, in Renwick, Iowa, the daughter of Fritz and Mary (Stauffacher) Britt. Barbara Jane graduated from Renwick High School and then attended A.I.B. in Des Moines until she started working at Central National Bank. On April 7, 1946, Barbara Jane was united in marriage with John S. Stevenson in Renwick. They farmed in the Hardy and...
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Eleanor E. Stephens

August 4, 1941 - April 12, 2014

Eleanor Elizabeth (Rockwood) Stephens, the daughter of Wilder and Ardis (Godfrey) Rockwood and identical twin sister to Ardis Elaine, was born August 4, 1941, in Renwick, Iowa. She was raised and educated in LuVerne, graduating from LuVerne High School in 1959 and then attended Iowa State University studying Home Economics. On March 27, 1966, Eleanor was united in marriage with Dan...
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Dorothy M. Peterson

January 27, 1921 - September 15, 2013

Dorothy Mae Peterson, daughter of Ilo & Jennie L. (Scheppler) Nickles, born Jan. 27, 1921on the farm in Wall Lake Township. She died Sept. 15, 2013, at Fort Dodge Health and Rehab, at the age of 92.Preceded in death by husband Duane Gordon on Sept. 15, 2008; children, Linda Portwine, Dale Peterson, Patricia Peterson and Doris Wilhelm. She is survived by her 9 grandchildren;18 great grandchildren...
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Raymond H. Sheets

November 20, 1926 - July 10, 2013

Raymond Harold Sheets, the son of John and Ethel (Paskin) Sheets, was born November 20, 1926, in Boone Township in Wright County, Iowa. He was raised and educated in country schools near the area of his birth. On January 3, 1948, Raymond was united in marriage with Marjorie Nelson at Sioux Falls, S.D. To this union were born two daughters, Roberta and Sharon. The family lived in Eagle...
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Jane L. Nelson

January 4, 1928 - January 5, 2013

Jane Lois Steenhard, the daughter of John and Lena (Geerdes) Steenhard, was born January 4, 1928, in Lakota, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Lakota High School in 1945, and moved to Fort Dodge to attend Tobin Business College. She worked for the Waltrick Printing Company, an attorney and the Fort Dodge Laboratories. In 1950, Jane marired Edwin...
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Curtis P. Ganzeveld

February 21, 1934 - July 21, 2012

Curtis Perry Ganzeveld, the son of George and Louise (Pogge) Ganzeveld, was born on February 21, 1934, on a farm in Wright County, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth – graduating from Renwick High School in 1952. On November 6, 1954, Curt was united in marriage with Carol Ann Rasmussen at the United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield. The couple made their home...
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Mary Margaret (Oviatt) Faulkner

January 16, 1928 - April 14, 2012

Mary Margaret (Oviatt) Faulkner, the daughter of Herbert C. and Mary Esther (Farmer) Oviatt, was born in Goldfield on January 16, 1928 and passed away in her beloved Portland, Oregon on April 14, 2012. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; parents, Herbert and Esther; infant sister, Inez; brother, Russell; and, sister, Josephine Matthew. She is survived by nephews and niece, Russell...
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Gloria Nelson

August 26, 1922 - April 12, 2012

Gloria Maxine Nelson, the daughter of Harold and Mayme (Hendricks) Thorne, was born on August 26, 1922, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Goldfield and Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1940. On November 4, 1945, she was united in marriage to Alfred Milton Nelson in Goldfield. They made their home on the family farm west of Goldfield where she...
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La Vonne G. Helmke

August 30, 1922 - March 30, 2012

La Vonne Gretchen Helmke, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Furst) Telkamp, was born on August 30, 1922, in Lakota, Iowa. She attended rural schools in Kossuth and Hamilton Counties and graduated from Algona High School with a teaching certificate. La Vonne then attended summer school at Wheaton and Iowa State Teacher's Colleges. She taught in Kossuth County and Vernon Consolidated. On...
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Karlene Kay Hansen

June 7, 1937 - January 8, 2012

Karlene Kay Lindstrom, the daughter of Carl and Cleo (Smith) Lindstrom, was born on June 7, 1937, in Clarion, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, attending Clarion High School. Following high school, she worked for the Clarion Telephone Company for seven years. Karlene married Nathan Poncin in 1958. The couple made their home in rural Clarion where they farmed....
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Paul F. Slaikeu

August 16, 1933 - January 5, 2012

Paul Forrest Slaikeu, the son of Forrest and Dorothy (Hansen) Slaikeu, was born on August 16, 1933, in Goldfield, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth – graduating from Eagle Grove High School. Paul served in the United States Army during the Korean War, serving from January of 1954 until January of 1956. On December 7, 1973, Paul married Fern (Stiltz) Hanson...
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Jacob O. Hanson

October 21, 2011

Jacob Ole Hanson, the son of Andy and Cindy (Engman) Hanson, was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on February 26, 1984. He was raised in Goldfield and educated in the Clarion-Goldfield Schools. Jacob later earned his diploma by taking on-line courses. Jacob worked for Sparboe Farms, Van Tech and McDonald's in Webster City. Jacob attended the United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield...
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Marvyl N. Reichter

September 16, 1912 - October 11, 2011

Marvyl N. Reichter, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Peterson) Harvey, was born on the family farm in Humboldt County on September 16, 1912. Marvyl attended country schools in Humboldt County, graduating in 1930 from Goldfield High School. Marvyl was married to Verven Reichter on September 21, 1930, at the Baptist Parsonage in Goldfield. Verven preceded her in death on July 2,...
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