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Donald Lee Sporaa

May 4, 1949 - December 18, 2014

Donald Lee Sporaa, the son of Carl and Laura (Bergefer) Sporaa was born May 4, 1949, in Hampton, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Dows and Clarion, graduating from Clarion High School in 1968. He entered the United States Army on January 29, 1969 serving during the Vietnam War until March 27, 1975. On January 28, 1983, Donald married Carolyn Jacobson in Fort Dodge. The couple made...
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Sandra Calderon Anderson

August 2, 1960 - December 12, 2014

Sandra Calderon Anderson, the daughter of Salvador and Martha (Medina)Calderon, was born August 2, 1960, in California. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from H. S. William Neff High School in 1978. On September 12th, 1999, Sandra married Stephen Anderson in Las Vegas. In April of 2008, Sandra moved to Eagle Grove. She has worked at Fort...
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LeRoy J. Sleiter

July 10, 1946 - November 23, 2014

LeRoy John Sleiter, the son of Milford and Violet (Larsen) Sleiter, was born July 10, 1946, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Humboldt High School "Class of 1964". On July 1, 1966, LeRoy was united in marriage with Marjorie DeMots at the United Methodist Church in Goldfield. The couple made their home Webster City, Goldfield, Eagle...
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Carol Cari Deimerly

May 12, 1943 - November 13, 2014

Carol Ann "Cari" Deimerly, the daughter of James and Mabel L. (Hanson) Deimerly, was born May 12, 1943, in Clarion, Iowa. She graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1960. Carol attended college in Minnesota, Fort Dodge (ICCC) and Des Moines (Grandview). Carol collected Rose O'Neill "Kewpies" for over 20 years and was a member of the Rose O'Neill International Kewpie Club and editor...
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Janet Ann Pedersen

October 1, 1938 - November 11, 2014

Janet Ann (Royal) Pedersen was born on October 1, 1938, in Newhall, California to Harry and Irma (Belamy) Royal. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from William S. Hart High School. Janet was united in marriage to Richard H. Pedersen in 1961 in Las Vegas, NV. She and Dick lived and raised their family in and around Eagle Grove for the past 53...
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Adelle C. Bockenstedt

January 10, 1924 - October 26, 2014

Adelle Catherine (Krogman) Bockenstedt, the daughter of Conrad F. and Gunilda T. (Lueck) Krogman, was born January 10, 1924, in Earlville, Iowa. Survivors include by her children: Donald Bockenstedt, Mary Jean Hood and Joanne Duncalf.
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Mike N. Mohr

October 30, 1961 - October 21, 2014

Michael Norman Mohr, the son of James G., Sr. and Marylin Y. (Willey) Mohr, was born October 30, 1961, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove. Mike enjoyed gardening and doing yard work. He passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the age of 52 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Survivors include his brothers, James Mohr of Woolstock, Kenneth...
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Glenn E. Bruhl

March 17, 1926 - October 20, 2014

Glenn Eugene Bruhl, the son of Cecil Paul and Lendie (Jergenson) Bruhl, was born March 17, 1926, on the family farm in Dayton Township, Wright County, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Clarion High School in 1944. Glenn served in the United States Navy from July 1944 to June 1946 with the Amphibious Group – as a Gunners Mate 3/C on the LCI(G)...
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Russell G. Knutzon

November 4, 1917 - October 20, 2014

Russell G. Knutzon died Monday October 20th at 4:45 p.m. at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora, Iowa where he resided for the past year after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was a man who loved the Lord, cherished his family and friends, was generous and will be remembered for his humor and positive attitude enjoying life to the fullest. Born November 4, 1917 in Thor, Iowa to...
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Dorothy "Dot" Woodall

April 12, 1930 - October 18, 2014

Dorothy A. "Dot" (Maharas) Woodall, the daughter of Nick Maharas and Thelma (Tucker) Maharas Miller, was born April 12, 1930, in Algona, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Algona High School in 1948. Dorothy attended Bernel's Beauty School in 1949 and was an instructor at the school for many years. On April 12, 1958, Dorothy was united in marriage...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Fardy

July 21, 1946 - October 11, 2014

Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Fardy, the daughter of Earl and Leona (Friday) Fardy, was born July 21, 1946, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where she was raised and educated. Betty made her home in Oak Harbor, Washington for many years, before moving back to Fort Dodge because of illness.Betty passed away on October 11, 2014, at Fort Dodge Villa Care, at the age of 68 years.She was preceded in death by her...
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Rick J. Raner

March 26, 1961 - October 10, 2014

Ricky James Raner, the son of Larry Peterson and Patricia Smith, was born March 26, 1961, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating in the "Class of 1980. Rick worked as a CNA and Activities Director at Rotary Senior Living for 30 years. He was a member of the Samuel Lutheran Church. Rick passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014, at the age of...
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Gloria Ann Faiferlick

July 10, 1944 - October 9, 2014

Gloria Ann (Romer) Staley Faiferlick, the daughter of George J. and Leona M. (Erdman) Romer, was born July 10, 1944, in Algona, Iowa. On January 19, 1963, Gloria was united in marriage with John Staley at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove. He preceded her in death on January 21, 1981. Gloria was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and served as director of Eagle...
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Larry D. Donaldson

August 29, 1940 - September 22, 2014

Larry Dale Donaldson was born August 29, 1940, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was raised in a foster home at 6 months of age by Sylvia and Martin Mehl and and Sylvia and Michael Bludnick of Vincent, Iowa. Larry farmed for his foster parents and many farmers in the Vincent area. Larry met Rose Williams on June 26, 1963 and they were united in marriage on November 30, 1963, at the Little Brown...
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Patricia Jean Whipple

March 8, 1941 - September 18, 2014

Pat Whipple, the daughter of Robert and Velsie (Larsen) Clarken, was born March 8, 1941, east of Spirit Lake on Hwy 9 in Dickinson County. She attended Hampton elementary schools and Greenville/Rossi schools until she was a sophomore, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1959. On January 19, 1963, Pat was united in marriage to LaVere Whipple at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. ...
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Darryl Z. Stensland

June 30, 1926 - September 4, 2014

Darryl Zane Stensland, the son of Osmund and Ella (Saboe) Stensland, was born June 30, 1926, in Badger, Iowa. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1943 and then served in the United States Army during WW II. On June 14, 1949, Darryl was united in marriage with Joan Egeland in the Badger Lutheran Church. The couple farmed in the Badger and Thor area their entire life. ...
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Norma V. Brown

March 4, 1920 - August 29, 2014

Norma Viola (Rhiner) Brown, the daughter of George A. and Lucinda Jane (Smith) Rhiner, was born March 4, 1920, in Pope Joy, Iowa. Norma graduated from Goldfield High School in 1937. On December 10, 1938, Norma was united in marriage with Robert "Pat" Brown at the First Baptist Parsonage in Eagle Grove. The couple made their home together in Eagle Grove for 67 years, where they owned and...
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Alvin H. LaRue

April 4, 1948 - August 15, 2014

Alvin H. LaRue, the son of Harley and Jean "Dode" (Baker) LaRue, was born April 4, 1948 in Webster City, Iowa. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School with the "Class of 1966" and was drafted into the United States Army in 1968, serving in Vietnam until being honorably discharged in 1970. On April 6, 1968, Al was united in marriage to Sheila Yoder in Woolstock. They made their home in...
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Elsie N. Ellsworth

November 14, 1924 - August 10, 2014

Elsie Norma (Derscheid) Ellsworth, the daughter of Glen Allen and Edith Karine (Norem) Derscheid, was born November 14, 1924, on the family farm in Wright County, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, attending school at Troy #4 and graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1942. She also attended A.I.B. in Des Moines and worked in California as a secretary during W.W.II....
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Edith R. Kamprath

November 21, 1933 - August 8, 2014

Edith Rose (Rope) Kamprath, the daughter of LeRoy and Edna (Herzberg) Rope, was born November 21, 1933, in Clarinda, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Clarinda High School in 1950. On August 16, 1953, Edith was united in marriage with Elmer Kamprath in Yorktown, Iowa and served as a devoted wife for over 60 years. Edith worked as a secretary in...
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Verne C. Schipull

June 16, 1931 - July 27, 2014

Verne C. Schipull, 83, Independence, MO passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at New Mark Care Center in Kansas City, MO. Visitation will start at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014, followed by the service at 2:00 p.m with Pastor Roger Maize officiating at Foust Funeral Home in Goldfield, Iowa. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery with Military Honors. Verne was born June 16, 1931 in...
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Arline Hanson

February 2, 1929 - July 25, 2014

Helen Arline Hanson, 85, of Eagle Grove, IA, died peacefully, with her family at her side, Friday, July 25, 2014 at Windsor Manor, in Webster City, Ia, where she has lived for the past 4 ½ years. Arline was born February 2, 1929 in Clarion, IA to Platt Dewey & Helen Gould (Appleby) LaRue. She graduated from Eagle Grove High School. She married James Yenck on June 29, 1947 in Iowa. James...
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L. Chick Olson

September 7, 1920 - July 8, 2014

Lester Vern "Chick" Olson, the son of Lawrence and Mabel (Nelson) Olson, was born September 7, 1920, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. In 1922, they moved to Goldfield, Iowa where he was raised and graduated from Goldfield High School in 1938. He worked for Whyte Motor Company until he enlisted in the Army. Chick served in World War II and after his honorable discharge, he enlisted in the Iowa National...
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Marjorie H. Larson

March 23, 1925 - June 20, 2014

Marjorie Helen Larson was born on March 23, 1925, in Clarion, Iowa, the daughter of Casey and Helen (Buellesfeld) Thul. She attended schools in Dayton Township and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1943. Marge worked for Dr. E.C. Johnson as a dental assistant. On September 22, 1943 she was married to Martin Larson. They farmed in Clarion, Woolstock, and Thor, Iowa until 1990 when...
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Willis "Bill" Kuecker

January 19, 1931 - June 9, 2014

Willis "Bill" John Kuecker, the son of Edward and Ida (Siems) Kuecker, was born January 19, 1931, on the family farm near Whittemore, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Algona High School in 1949. Bill then graduated from Iowa State University – where he pledged Alpha Gamma Rho. Bill served in the United States Air Force in Korea, honorably...
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Char M. Willard

December 14, 1938 - June 8, 2014

Charmona Madelle Willard, the daughter of Edward Waite and Marian Berkland, was born December 14, 1938, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. Char was raised in Eagle Grove by her parents, Marian and Ivan Rengstorf and in the late 1980's she was united with her biological father, Edward Waite. On October 30, 1965, Char married Bud (Louis A.) Willard in Algona and they had three children. The couple...
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Richard J Loux

September 22, 1936 - June 4, 2014

Richard James Loux, the son of Celestin J. and Maude M. (Legge) Loux, was born September 22, 1936, on the family farm east of Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was baptized at the French Church in Woolstock and was confirmed at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove. Richard was raised and educated in the area of his birth – attending Dayton Township #7 and Clarion schools. On January 28,...
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Shirley J. Krieger

July 14, 1929 - May 31, 2014

Shirley Joan (Spangler) Krieger, the daughter of Marvin J. and Emma V. (Sanders) Spangler, was born July 14, 1929, in Eagle Grove. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth. On June 16, 1946, Shirley was united in marriage with Loren Krieger at the Lutheran Parsonage in Eagle Grove. The couple made their home and raised their family on the family farm in Woolstock. Shirley...
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Geraldine A. Dupree

November 10, 1920 - May 26, 2014

Geraldine Avis (Witcher) Dupree, the daughter of Benjamin DeWitt and Reba Jo (Boyles) Witcher, was born November 10, 1920, in Hobart, Oklahoma. She was raised and educated in Rocky, OK, Quitaque, TX and in 1930 moved to Lovington, NM and graduated from Lovington High School in 1938. In 1942, Gerri married Everett E. (Dode) Forrester, while he was serving in Unites States Army. After W...
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Kristine Schipull

November 13, 1927 - May 20, 2014

Kristine (Wetterhus) Schipull, the daughter of Tom and Madli (Ovrehus) Wetterhus, was born November 13, 1927, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1945. Kris worked as a "Soda Jerk" at the Chan-Smith Drug Store and at the dental office of Dr. Johnson in Eagle Grove. On October 10, 1948, Kris was united in...
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George E. Loux

November 6, 1919 - May 20, 2014

George Edward Loux, the son of Charles and Josephine V. (Hilpipre) Loux, was born November 6, 1919, in Woolstock, Iowa. In 1929, the family moved to a farm east of Eagle Grove where George was raised and educated, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1937. George served in the United States Navy during W.W. II, stationed in Tokyo, from June 7, 1942 until his honorable discharge on...
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Timothy A. Gross

April 9, 1962 - May 16, 2014

Timothy Alan Gross, son of Danny L and Jaunita M (Elliott) Gross, was born April 9, 1962, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating in 1981. Tim, 52, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, in Mason City from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Survived by children: Timothy J. Turner, Shaun M. Gross, Ashley J. Gross and Brandon L. Gross;grandchildren: Aiden R. Brass ...
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Roger A. Slater

December 29, 1947 - May 12, 2014

Roger Alan Slater left this world to be with our Lord of Heaven on May 12, 2014 at the age of 66. Roger had been suffering for many many years from emphysema/COPD, and had weathered several setbacks in the past, but always managed to rally. Roger was born in Eagle Grove Iowa on December 29, 1947, to Gwen Bates Slater and William Slater. He had four half brothers and sisters: Bonnie Adams, Harold...
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Mary Jane Tilghman

January 21, 1927 - May 5, 2014

Mary Jane passed on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City, at the age of 87 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lyle on July 14, 1996 and three brothers, Bob (Norma), Don and Jesse Hammond. Survivors include her son, Dan Tilghman of Eagle Grove; sister, Sharon Owen of Marshalltown; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Hammond of Cedar Rapids and Maria Hammond...
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Ronald "Red" Hinz

August 21, 1954 - May 5, 2014

Survivors include his wife,Wilma Hinz of Eagle Grove;daughters, Donette Tilley (Derek) of Stratford, Abbii Barkhaus (Dan) of Eagle Grove and Lissa Hinz (Travis Snider) of Eagle Grove; mother, AnnaBelle Hinz of Eagle Grove; brothers, Brian Hinz (Julie) of Eagle Grove, Gareld Hinz (Daphne) of Panama City, FL and Tim Pierce (Eileen) of Cape Girardeau, MO; grandchildren: Damon, Emilee, Samantha,...
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Marvin E. Fawcett

April 5, 1932 - May 1, 2014

Marvin Eugene Fawcett, the son of Clarence and Sylvia (Giddings) Fawcett, was born April 5, 1932, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1950.Marvin passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Rotary Senior Living in Eagle Grove, at the age of 82 years
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Joe I. Halverson

December 15, 1925 - April 16, 2014

Joseph Iner Halverson, the son of John and Inga (Twedt) Halverson, was born December 15, 1925, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth – "Eagle Grove Class of 1944". Joe entered the United States Marine Corp, serving in the Pacific Theatre during W.W.II and was honorably discharged in the summer of 1946. He was a very proud Marine and kept in touch with his...
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Alden M. Chamberlin

March 10, 1922 - April 15, 2014

Alden Matthew Chamberlin, the son of John Greene and Mary Belle (Berrier) Chamberlin, was born March 10, 1922, in Humboldt, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Humboldt High School in 1939. He then attended the University of South Dakota for one year and Iowa State University, graduating in 1948, majoring in Agronomy. Al was drafted into the United States...
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Viola F. Adams

December 5, 1926 - March 26, 2014

Viola F. (Jones) Adams, the daughter of Robert M. and Pearl G. (Black) Jones, was born December 5, 1926, in Plum Creek Township (Kossuth County, Iowa) near Sexton. She was raised and educated in Bancroft. On August 28, 1944, Viola was united in marriage with James D. Adams at the Methodist Church in Algona, Iowa and to this union five children were born. They lived in Algona, Bancroft...
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Myrtle Berniece Reed

September 26, 1913 - March 26, 2014

Myrtle Berniece (Smith) Reed, the daughter of Peter F. and Hanna A. (Looney) Smith, was born September 26, 1913, in Mackinaw, Illinois. She attended country school in Madison County, Iowa and helped on the farm and to raise half brothers and sisters. On September 22, 1930, Myrtle was united in marriage with Robert L. Reed in Indianola, Iowa and to this union two daughters were born. ...
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Jay Michael Zigrang

August 22, 1960 - March 18, 2014

Jay Michael Zigrang, the son of James and Jacquelyn (Sadler) Zigrang, was born August 22, 1960 in Clarion, Iowa. Jay passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa at the age of 53 years. He was preceded in death by his father, James R. Zigrang and a niece, Grace Brunkhorst. Survivors include his mother, Jacquelyn Zigrang of Eagle...
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James A. Skiff

June 20, 1922 - March 15, 2014

James Alexander Skiff, the son of Ward and Mamie (Stout) Skiff, was born June 20, 1922, in Silt, CO.On September 8, 1956, James was united in marriage with Marjorie Young at Denver, CO.They made their home in Colorado for a few years before returning to the farm northwest of Eagle Grove in 1963.Survivors include his son Joel A. Skiff and wife Jennifer of Lonsdale, MN; brother, Duane Skiff and...
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Mae Elizabeth Schreiber

April 18, 1920 - March 11, 2014

Mae Elizabeth (Ennen) Schreiber, the daughter of Henry and Daisy (Keel) Ennen, was born April 18, 1920, in Britt, Iowa. Her family moved to Meeker, Colorado while she was a young girl. Returning to Iowa, she graduated from Britt High School in 1938. Mae worked as a domestic until her marriage. On October 26, 1941, Mae was united in marriage with Henry Lester Schreiber at the First...
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Cheryl Mae Bard

January 23, 1962 - March 7, 2014

Cheryl Mae Bard was born on January 23, 1962, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Harold and Janet (Cran) Bard. She was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating with the "Class of 1980" and was the first-ever 5 time letter winner on the high school softball team. Cheryl worked at Electrolux for 23 years. Cheryl was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church. Her passion was cooking...
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Harold L. Lewright

March 4, 1923 - March 4, 2014

Harold Lucius Lewright, Jr., the son of Harold Lucius, Sr. and Erma (Harges) Lewright, was born March 4, 1923, on the family farm near Sanborn in O'Brien County, Iowa. The family later moved to Eagle Grove. Harold lettered in wrestling and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1940. He served in the United States Army, stationed in Italy during W.W.II from 1943 to 1945 and after returning...
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Craig Comstock

August 14, 1946 - February 25, 2014

Robert Craig Comstock, son of Robert and Phyllis (Latch) Comstock, was born on August 14, 1946, in Webster City, Iowa.Raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1964.Survivors include his son, Chad Comstock of Eagle Grove;daughter, Kristin Towell of Troy, IL;mother, Phyllis Comstock of Eagle Grove; brothers, Roger Comstock of Buckeye, AZ; Tom Comstock of...
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Dorothy M. Kvale

September 10, 1928 - February 10, 2014

Dorothy Marie (Coddington) Kvale, the daughter of Burdette and Francis (Maier) Coddington, was born on September 10, 1928, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was raised in Eagle Grove and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School. She was baptized and confirmed in the church. On October 4, 1946, Dorothy was united in marriage to Kenneth Kvale. Together they farmed and raised livestock. Dorothy loved...
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Judy Rae Aagesen

March 31, 1941 - February 8, 2014

Judy Rae (Iverson) Aagesen, the daughter of Kermit and Avis (Zeigler) Iverson, was born on March 31, 1941, in Ruthven, Iowa. She attended school in Ruthven, graduating from Ruthven High School in 1959. She attended Emmetsburg Junior College where she was voted Homecoming queen. On September 23, 1967, Judy was united in marriage to Ansgar M. Aagesen at Samuel Lutheran Church in Eagle...
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Shirley Ann Beck

April 4, 1939 - February 8, 2014

Shirley Ann (Anderson) Beck, the daughter of Omer A. and Daisy M. (Mosher) Anderson, was born on April 4, 1939, on the family farm in Webster County, Iowa between Thor and Vincent. She attended school in Thor and Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1957. On September 6, 1957, Shirley was united in marriage to Larry Edward Beck at Ullensvang Lutheran Church in Thor. ...
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Lynnette I. Nickell

October 8, 1961 - February 1, 2014

Lynnette I. Nickell, the daughter of Lewis and Janice (Peterson) Nickell, was born October 8, 1961, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating with the class of 1980. Lynnette attended Iowa Central Community College in Eagle Grove graduating with a degree in Office Education in 1981. Lynnette moved to Fort Dodge in 1981, working for Lutheran Family...
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Mary Middleton

September 6, 1942 - February 1, 2014

Mary Louise Middleton, the daughter of John A. and Ovedia (Halgrim) Morgan, was born on September 6, 1942, in Goldfield, Iowa. She attended country school, Thor elementary and Eagle Grove High School, graduating with the "Class of 1960". On July 10, 1960, Mary was united in marriage to Harold Middleton at Thor Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a loving housewife raising their 5...
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Dale B. Thomason

November 24, 1926 - January 25, 2014

Dale Burton Thomason, the son of Willard and Florence (Thompson) Thomason, was born November 24, 1926, on a farm east of Eagle Grove where he lived until he graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1944. That same year Dale enlisted in the Merchant Marines and was sent to Sheep's Head Bay in New York. In the spring of 1945, he contracted rheumatic fever and received a medical discharge. After...
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Shirley Anne Messenger

December 5, 1924 - January 17, 2014

Shirley Anne Messenger was born to Anna and Walter Genereux on December 5, 1924 in Atlantic City, Iowa. Because her father was employed in the newspaper business, Shirley moved many times in her childhood. She lived in Schuyler, Nebraska, Manilla and Walcott, Iowa and Valparaiso, Indiana. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Michigan City, Indiana in 1942. After graduation,...
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Ruth Lindhart Wooster

December 27, 1920 - January 11, 2014

Ruth Lindhart Wooster the daughter of Lawrence and Esther (Blomker)Lindhart, was born in Humboldt, Iowa on December 27, 1920. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1938 and lived in Humboldt until she married Fritz Wooster, who was a Captain in the U.S. Army, on June 1, 1945. They lived in Eagle Grove and were happily married for 31 years, Fritz passed away in 1976. Ruth lived on Broadway...
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Clara L. Bosworth

December 6, 1917 - January 8, 2014

Clara Bosworth of Eagle Grove died on Wednesday, January 8. 2014, at Rotary Senior Living, where she was a resident since 2009. The Funeral Service will be at the Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday January 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m. conducted by Pastor Jason Cooper. Visitation with refreshments will be one hour prior to service time at the church. Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove in...
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James "Pete" Knight

May 25, 1928 - January 6, 2014

James L. "Pete" Knight was born May 25, 1928, and passed away in Vero Beach, FL on January 6, 2014. Pete grew up on the family farm in Goldfield, IA where he graduated high school. He married Mildred Ogland on February 11, 1950. Pete enlisted in the US Airforce and served 4 years as a cryptographer. He returned to Goldfield and farmed until 2008. Pete enjoyed his four children, supporting...
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Diane J. Mrazek

November 16, 1943 - January 3, 2014

Diane Joan Mrazek, the daughter of Keith Ellis "Bud" and Lois Mae (Packard) McCurry, was born November 16, 1943, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Renwick, graduating from Boone Valley High School in 1961. On June 30, 1962, Diane was united in marriage with Richard E. Mrazek at her parent's home in Renwick. The couple made their home in Eagle Grove. Diane was...
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Gregory M Jones

March 16, 1926 - December 31, 2013

Gregory Marion Jones, the son of Marion and Margaret (Mathieu) Jones, was born on March 16, 1926, in Sterling, CO. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Holy Family High School in 1943. Greg then entered the United States Army, serving as a radio operator and rifleman in the Philippines and was honorably discharged in 1946. After his discharge, Greg attended and...
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Lois R. Wilson

June 19, 1926 - December 23, 2013

Lois R. Wilson, 87, of Fort Dodge formerly of Eagle Grove, died Monday, December 23, 2013 at Villa Cottage in Fort Dodge, IA. Her funeral service will be held Monday, December 30, at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Eagle Grove with Rev. Mike Agnew officiating. A visitation will be held Sunday from 3-5pm at Foust Funeral Home. The burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Eagle Grove. ...
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Junella Ramona Ades

April 17, 1922 - December 20, 2013

Junella Ramona Ades, the daughter of Roy and Kathryn (Conkling) Kiesecker, was born on April 17, 1922, in Webster City. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Webster City High School in 1940 On April 19, 1946, June was united in marriage with Sam W. Ades in Des Moines. They lived in Webster City until 1955, moved to Ames until 1958, then to Fort Dodge for...
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Helen C. Arndorfer

February 12, 1938 - December 15, 2013

Helen Catherine Arndorfer, the daughter of Thomas and Eloise (Benoit) Mallinger, was born February 12, 1938, in Duncombe, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, and was the big sister to six siblings: Patricia, Mike, Marilyn, Diane, Sheila and Mark. Helen graduated from St. Edmonds in Fort Dodge, Iowa – "Class of 1956". She then went on to college and later taught...
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Carroll E. Spangler

March 3, 1918 - December 11, 2013

Carroll Everett Spangler, the son of Arthur M. and Clara (Tuttle) Spangler, was born March 3, 1918, in Dayton Township near Eagle Grove. He was educated in rural schools of Wright County and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1935. On February 19, 1940, Carroll was united in marriage to Edith Peterson in Humboldt, sharing 64 years together. The couple made their home in Eagle...
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Lucille Stockdale Morgan

April 26, 1920 - November 16, 2013

Lucille Elsie Michehl, the daughter of Arthur and Elsie (Mahnke) Michehl, was born April 26, 1920 in Webster County, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth. On January 30, 1939, Lucille was united in marriage with Thomas Stockdale at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vincent. To this union 16 children were born. Tom died September 11, 1980. The couple made their home...
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Jerry L. Helmick

October 9, 1936 - November 14, 2013

Jerry Lee Helmick, the son of Clyde and Edna (Ross) Helmick, was born on October 9, 1936, in Webster City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1954. Jerry worked for and managed in the Grain Elevator/COOP business for over 40 years. He worked in Truesdale, Grundy Center, Kansas City, MO and Clinton, MO. Jerry retired in 2001 and...
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Marjorie Johnson Oldson

July 31, 1921 - November 14, 2013

Marjorie Johnson Oldson passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the age of 92. Marjorie was born to Selmer and Elise (Moen) Johnson on July 31, 1921 in Ellsworth, Iowa. The family moved to Eagle Grove when Marjorie was 5 years old. Marjorie graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1939 and from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing in 1943. She nursed professionally at Iowa Methodist and...
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Jeanice J. Cuppett

May 3, 1922 - November 1, 2013

Jeanice June Cuppett,daughter of David Lee and Laura Ann (Fanselow) Cuppett, was born May 3, 1922, in Dows, Iowa.Jeanice lived most of her life in Dows until moving to Eagle Grove in 1982.In July of 1996, she moved to the care center in Clarion where she was currently living.Survivors include her twin sister, Jeanette Thurmond of Eagle Grove; nieces and nephews, Raymond (Linda) Thurmond,Dennis...
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John J. Sterling

February 14, 1917 - October 29, 2013

He proudly ran the family business, Sterling Hardware, for 46 years and he earned the nickname "Honest John" and was the "Go-to Paint Expert" in town.He is survived by his children: Marie Jackson (Tom) of Omaha, NE, Anne Hanson (David) of Kyle, TX and Joseph Sterling (Marie) of Burnsville, MN; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death:parents; brother, H. Eugene Sterling;...
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John J. Sterliing

February 14, 1917 - October 29, 2013

John James Sterling, son of Harold and Lulu (Hughes) Sterling, was born in Williams, Iowa on February 14, 1917. He was raised in a loving home there, along with his sister, Ann and brother, Eugene "Pink". On August 21, 1940, John married the love of his life Mary Lucy Flaherty in Fort Dodge, Iowa. John and Mary Lucy were introduced through family friends and courted in Williams and Fort...
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Donna Lou Miller

June 25, 1931 - October 14, 2013

Donna Lou (Hauswedell) Miller, the daughter of George and Emma (Braskat) Hauswedell, was born June 25, 1931, in Hendricks, Minnesota. She was raised and educated in Minnesota, graduating from Annandale High School in 1948. On June 10, 1950 Donna married her church and high school sweetheart, David J. Miller. They spent many happy years serving different churches in Texas, Michigan,...
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Vernon W Newcomb

April 3, 1923 - October 4, 2013

Vernon Webster Newcomb, the son of Frank David and Lyda Ruth (Thomason) Newcomb, was born April 3, 1923, on the family farm across from Bach Grove. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1942. Vernon passed away on October 4, 2013, at Rotary Senior Living. Survivors include his sister, Mary Rowen of Eagle Grove, nephews David Rowen (Linda)...
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Claudia (McVicker) Whittier

February 20, 1925 - October 3, 2013

Born February 20, 1925 in Haywarden, IA, to Claude and Sylvia (Jensen) McVicker.She married M.L. Whittier in the mid 70's in Eagle Grove, Iowa.She graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1943.Claudia is survived by her sister Myrtha Clark; nieces Judy (Terry) Kiefer & Kathi (Jerry) Lavelle; nephews, Skip (Maalka) Rogers & Robert Rogers. Preceded in death by her brother Don McVicker; sisters...
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Wayne W. Kessel

January 17, 1922 - September 27, 2013

Wayne Wendell Kessel, the son of Everett and Jennie (Fergeson) Kessel, was born January 17, 1922, in Webster County, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1940. He served in the United States Coast Guard on security patrol during WWII. On August 7, 1943, Wayne was united in marriage to Joyce Watts in Humboldt. They lived in...
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Charles "Chuck" Chelesvig

June 22, 1938 - September 21, 2013

Charles LeRoy Chelesvig, the son of Roy and Martha (Berhow) Chelesvig, was born June 22, 1938, on the family farm south of Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1957. On February 10, 1968, Chuck was united in marriage to Evelyn Capsel at the Lutheran Church in Boulder, CO. The couple has made their home on the...
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Darlene R. Derscheid

December 25, 1926 - September 20, 2013

Darlene Rosemary Derscheid, the daughter of Amos Birdeen and Bertha (Soppeland) Hill, was born December 25, 1926, in Badger, Iowa. She was raised in Badger and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1944. On November 23, 1947, Dar was united in marriage with Einar L. "Bud" Derscheid. The couple raised four boys on the home farm south of Eagle Grove. Darlene taught country school at...
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James A. Cramer

March 25, 1926 - September 12, 2013

James Arnold Cramer, the son of Jelske and Helena (Terry) Cramer, was born on March 25, 1926, on his family farm near Blairsburg, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, attending country school and graduating from Blairsburg High School in 1943. On April 8, 1947, James was united in marriage with Helen Howard in Grand Junction, Iowa. The couple made their home and...
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Gertrude B. Olson

September 20, 1916 - August 15, 2013

Gertrude Bertha Hannah Olson, the daughter of Charles and Louise (Schmidt) Peter, was born September 20, 1916, in rural Boone County, Iowa. She attended country school in the area of her birth and later moved to Algona with her family. On March 22, 1942, Gertrude was united in marriage with Johan C. Olson in Algona. The couple lived on the Olson family farm east of Thor and to this...
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Elsie Arne Leister

May 7, 1929 - August 13, 2013

Elsie Mae Leister, daughter of Arthur and Viola (Westgate) Ambroult, was born May 7, 1929, in Norton, Massachusetts. Raised and educated in Wareham, Massachusetts and moved to Eagle Grove in 1960. Elsie passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Clarion Wellness and Rehab, at the age of 84 years.Survivors include Cris Burke - Casper, WY, Carol Botts (Martin) - Dyersville, Cheryl Nelsen (Rick) ...
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Ruby A. Steffenson

January 22, 1931 - August 8, 2013

Ruby Arlene Steffenson was born January 22, 1931, in Red Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Donald E. and Mary R. (Sands) Bennett. She graduated from Renwick High School in 1949. Ruby lived in Des Moines, Fort Dodge and moved to Lake Cornelia in 1990. Ruby is survived by her brother, Ronald E. Bennett of Lake Cornelia; sister, Ruth N. Bennett of Fort Dodge and a niece, Lona Haglund of Iowa Falls.
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Wilma M. Thompson

March 9, 1923 - August 6, 2013

Wilma Maxine Thompson, the daughter of Clifford and Mae (Iehl) Bobst, was born March 9, 1923, in Alexander, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth. On October 19, 1946, Wilma was united in marriage with Palmer L. Thompson in Beaumont, Texas. The couple made their home around Thor before moving to Eagle Grove in 1966. Palmer preceded her in death on January 19, 2000. ...
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Anna L. Orr

December 1, 1907 - July 22, 2013

Anna Leona Williams, the seventh child of thirteen and daughter of, Josiah Melburn and Sarah Jane (Spangle) Williams, was born December 1, 1907, in Hamilton County, Iowa, near Webster City. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth. On July 17, 1927, Anna was united in marriage with Enos Jeremiah Orr at his parent's home. The couple moved to Eagle Grove on April 13, 1934. ...
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Quincy J. Babcock

August 16, 1975 - July 14, 2013

Quincy James Babcock, the son of Mike and Candice (Willard) Baker, was born on August 16, 1975, in Fort Dodge, Iowa and was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School, "Class of 1993". He then attended college at I.C.C.C. (1993-1996) and Westmar College in LeMars (1997-1998). Quincy worked for the Seneca Foundry in Webster City. Quincy was an avid fan of...
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Grace L. Moss

March 31, 1923 - July 11, 2013

Grace Lucille Moss, the daughter of Chris and Nellie (Johnson) Jacobsen, was born March 31, 1923, on the family farm in Humboldt, Iowa. She was adopted by her uncle and aunt, Hobert and Rachel Johnson and she was raised and educated in Humboldt. On February 10, 1944, Grace was united in marriage with Orville H. Moss at Samuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove. The couple farmed and raised...
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Lena J. Mathis

January 11, 1911 - June 27, 2013

Lena Janette Mathis, the daughter of Herman and Louise (Anderson) Anderson, was born on January 11, 1911, along with her twin brother, Leonard Elmer, at the family's homestead in Seibert, Colorado. As a young child, they returned to Iowa and she was raised and educated in Goldfield.Lena passed away on June 27, 2013, at the age of 102 years.Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Martha Anderson...
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Richard Lee Peterson

October 17, 1937 - June 15, 2013

Richard Lee Peterson, the son of Clarence L. and Naomi (Shackelford)Peterson, was born on October 17, 1937, at his family home in Goldfield, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, attending school in Eagle Grove and Goldfield, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1955. In September 1956, Richard was united in marriage with Charlene Ralston. This union was blessed...
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Bertha Maude Kurfman

February 17, 1929 - June 5, 2013

Bertha Maude Kurfman, the daughter of Celestin and Maude (Legge) Loux, was born February 17, 1929 at Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth. On February 4, 1953, Bertha was united in marriage to Richard O. Kurfman. They farmed in the Renwick and Eagle Grove area until moving to Woolstock in 1983, where they continued to farm, retiring in 1997. Bertha...
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Floyd A. Maas

October 11, 1927 - June 5, 2013

Floyd Albert Maas, the son of Hurley and Ethel (Martin) Maas, was born on October 11, 1927, in New Providence, Iowa. He graduated from Union High School in 1946. On January 16, 1949, Floyd was united in marriage with Anna Westcott at her parent's home in Union. The couple made their home and farmed in the New Providence and Union area. Floyd also worked with his father at the Standard...
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Robert W. Wisecup

February 17, 1932 - May 26, 2013

Robert Woodrow Wisecup, the son of Dewey and Velda (Nutt) Wisecup, was born on February 17, 1932, in Boone, Iowa.He was raised and educated in the area of his birth.Robert served in the United States Army during the Korean War – 1952-1954.On September 24, 1955, Robert was united in marriage with Opal J. Wight.survived by son, Robert D. Wisecup; daughter, Lori J. Wisecup; two grandchildren, Ryan...
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John A. Swanberg

August 27, 1936 - May 25, 2013

John Andrew Swanberg, the son of John Howard and Florence Violet (Vlieland) Swanberg, was born on August 27, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth. John served 3 ½ years in the United States Army Security Agency as a Chinese Linguist and received a Commendation from President Eisenhower. On September 2, 1960, John was united in marriage to...
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Brad K. Jessen

May 22, 2013

Bradley Kent. Jessen, the son of Robert K. Jessen and Shirley (Roe), was born on January 11, 1966, in Webster City. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating in the 'Class of 1985. On August 13, 1984, he was united in marriage with Diane Toillion in Webster City. The couple made their home in Eagle Grove. Brad worked for the Gold-Eagle Coop the last 20 years. Brad...
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Velva I. Root

April 4, 1924 - May 10, 2013

Velva Ione (Studley) Root, the daughter of Harry and Lena (Strain) Studley, was born April 4, 1924, at Eagle Grove, Iowa. She graduated from Dows Community High School in 1941 and attended junior college. On November 25, 1942, Velva was united in marriage to Alvin Root at Princeton, Missouri. She was a homemaker until 1979 when she worked for Merediths for 10 years. ...
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Irene T. Underberg

April 22, 1916 - May 6, 2013

Irene Theresa (Stangl) Underberg, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Strunk) Stangl, was born April 22, 1916, in Halbur, Carroll County,Iowa. Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Peterson and husband Jack of Springville; sons, John Underberg of Union and Mark Underberg of Eagle Grove; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 12 great great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Bauer of...
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Matthew Thomas Brandrup

October 25, 1969 - April 30, 2013

Matthew Thomas Brandrup was born October 25, 1969, in Mankato, Minnesota to Jack Brandrup and Candace (Steinhoff). His family moved to the Portland, Oregon area when he was 5 years old, where he was raised and educated, graduating from Aloha High School in 1987. On September 3, 1994, Matt was united in marriage with Courtney Anctil in Portland. Matt worked in a number of...
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Daphne Alma Johnson

August 5, 1926 - April 28, 2013

Daphne Alma Johnson was born August 5, 1926 to Harry and Katherine Aylesbury in Colchester, Essex, England, 50 miles northeast of London, where she was raised and educated. Under the British system, at age 14 her schooling had been completed and she went to work in a dry cleaning factory pressing military uniforms. On May 6, 1944, Daphne was united in marriage with Herbert LeRoy Johnson...
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P. Elaine Morrow

October 24, 1919 - April 26, 2013

Elaine passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Wel-Cove Assisted Living in Papillion, NE, at the age of 93 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Clytie Peterson; her sister, Dorothy Wellman and brother-in-law, Ed Wellman.Survivors include 2 nieces, Linda Golbuff (Dean Larson) of Eagle Grove, IA and Maryln Roseberry of Mesa, AZ; great-nephew, Brett Roseberry of Mesa, AZ;...
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Mabel Irene Nelson

October 6, 1918 - April 26, 2013

Mabel Irene Nelson, the daughter of Martin and Dagny (Anderson) Keen, was born October 6, 1918, on a farm in rural Humboldt County. She was raised and educated in Thor, Iowa. On April 23, 1938, Mabel was united in marriage with Wayne Nelson at the Thor Lutheran Parsonage. They farmed the family century farm all their married life of 64 years. Mabel was an active member of...
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Donald E. Asche

July 25, 1931 - April 26, 2013

Don passed away at Rotary Senior Living in Eagle Grove at the age of 81 years.Survivors include children: Michael Asche (Sue) of Durango, Barbara Greenwood (Ken) of Eagle Grove, Cindy Campbell of Eagle Grove and Don Asche (Jan) of Eagle Grove; grandchildren Michael Greenwood (Christy), Matthew Asche, Eric Asche, Kristin Asche, Jacob Asche (Mallory), and Adam Asche; a great-granddaughter, Lily...
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Delores Vadonna Bauman

September 30, 1929 - April 22, 2013

Delores Vadonna (Skilbred) Bauman, the daughter of Raymond and Julia (Nielsen) Skilbred, was born September 30, 1929, Blairsburg, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Blairsburg High School in 1948. On January 19, 1955, Delores was united in marriage with Roger Bauman, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parsonage in Eagle Grove. The couple made...
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Richard Lee Grandgeorge

April 22, 1934 - April 18, 2013

Richard Lee Grandgeorge, the son of Charles and Velma (Norcross) Grandgeorge, was born on April 22, 1934, at his grandmother's home in Woolstock, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the Webster City area graduating from Webster City High School. Richard enlisted in the United States Army serving during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in October of 1955. On August 8, 1958,...
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Martha M. Calderon

September 6, 1924 - April 9, 2013

Martha Medina Calderon, the daughter of Felix and Aurora (Chavez) Medina, was born September 6, 1924, in El Paso, Texas. Martha is survived by her son, Salvador Calderon, Jr. of Eagle Grove; daughters, Virginia Calderon of Hesperia, CA and Sandra Calderon Anderson of Eagle Grove; 10 grandchildren: Angelo, Salena, Moses, Mario, Lisa, Scarlet, Adriana, Anthony, Francisco and Gabriel and 4 great...
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M. Deloris Simkins

January 24, 1921 - March 31, 2013

Mary Deloris "Dory" (McVicker) Simkins was born January 24, 1921 In Eagle Grove, Iowa, the fourth child of Cassius Virgil and Lydia Anne (Badley) McVicker. After graduating from Eagle Grove High School she taught elementary school for 10 years in Troy Township. Deloris graduated at the age of 17, so she had to wait a while before she started teaching. Her first year of teaching she had...
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