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LUCILLE DEVARY

January 22, 1913 - October 25, 2013

Lucille Evelyn (McGregor) DeVary, the daughter of James and Jennie (Christensen) McGregor, was born January 22, 1913, in Seneca, Iowa. She passed away Friday, October 25, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 100 years, nine months and 3 days. She received her education in the country schools. On January 24, 1931, Lucille was united in marriage to...
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MILES NETSCH

July 19, 1919 - October 22, 2013

Miles Ernest Netsch, the son of Ernest and Hilda (Mether) Netsch, was born July 19, 1919, in Logan, Iowa. He passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn, Iowa, at the age of 94. He completed his education in the Logan Schools. On January 18, 1942, Miles was united in marriage to Edith Pedersen in Terril, Iowa. The couple made their home in the Terril...
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ROY ROHLIN

April 24, 1926 - October 22, 2013

Roy Rohlin, the son of George and Elsie (Johnson) Rohlin was born April 24, 1926, in Swea City, Iowa. He passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Lakes Regional Health Care in Spirit Lake, Iowa, at the age of 87. He received his education in the Swea City Schools, graduating from Swea City High School in 1944. On October 21, 1949, Roy was united in marriage to Phyllis Hilpipre....
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MIKE ARISTON

December 12, 1954 - October 21, 2013

Graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013 at East Side Cemetery in Estherville, Iowa. Mike died Monday, September 2nd at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville.
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ARLENE CUKLANZ-KUSSMAN

July 3, 1925 - October 19, 2013

Arlene Ethel (Roy) Cuklanz-Kussman, the daughter of Calvin and Edna (Willard) Roy was born July 3, 1925, in Jeffers, Minnesota. She passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Clarkfield Care Center in Clarkfield, Minnesota, at the age of 88. Arlene grew up in Jeffers and graduated from the Jeffer's school system in 1942. She married Marvin Cuklanz on Christmas Day, 1943. They had...
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VIRGIL GARDNER

May 10, 1938 - October 14, 2013

Virgil Gardner, the son of Raymond and Grace (McGregor) Gardner was born May 10, 1938 in Bancroft, Iowa. Virgil passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013, at his home in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 75. He received his education in the Seneca schools, graduating from Seneca High School in 1957. On June 5, 1958, Virgil was united in marriage to Marian Beaver at the Fenton...
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DALE C. JUHL

July 4, 1922 - October 12, 2013

Dale Chris Juhl, the son of Chris and Christena M. (Peters) Juhl, was born July 4, 1922, in Grundy Center, Iowa. He passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville at the age of 91. In March of 1924, Dale moved with his family to the Estherville area at a young age and completed his education. On August 18, 1951, Dale was united in marriage to...
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NORMAN WEGENER

April 29, 1932 - October 10, 2013

Norman J. Wegener, the son of Robert and Ottila Wegener, was born April 29, 1932 in Fairfield Township, Iowa. Norman passed away October 10, 2013 at the Highline Medical Center, Burien, Washington, at the age of 81. He received his education in Cylinder, Iowa. On December 21, 1952, he was united in marriage to June Grethen in Fairville, Iowa.  Following their marriage, the couple farmed...
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ELEANOR PRUST

June 10, 1922 - October 10, 2013

Eleanor Marie (Schroeder) Prust, the daughter of Willia, and Clara Schroeder, was born June 10, 1922, in Albany, New York. She passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, at her son's home in Clarks Grove, Minnesota, at the age of 91. As a young child Eleanor moved with her family to the Terril, Iowa, area where she was raised on a farm. She received her education in the Terril schools,...
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JUDY DANGELSER

February 22, 1945 - October 9, 2013

Judy M. (Fitch) Dangelser, the daughter of Victor and Vera (Hix) Fitch was born February 22, 1945, on a farm in Kossuth County near Titonka, Iowa. Judy departed this life on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, Iowa, at the age of 68 years old. She received her education in the Titonka schools graduating from Titonka High School in 1964. On...
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LELAND KOLPIN

November 15, 1923 - October 6, 2013

Leland Leslie Kolpin, the son of Leo and Linda (Stief) Kolpin was born November 15, 1923, in Aurelia, Iowa. Leland passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, at the age of 89. He received his education in the Aurelia schools, graduating from Aurelia High School in 1941. Leland served in the United States Army during World War II. On...
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WILMA JOHNSON

February 17, 1938 - October 2, 2013

Wilma Jane (Burt) Johnson, age 75, passed away October 2, 2013, surrounded by her family at her daughter's home in Burleson, Texas. Wilma was born at the family farm in Swea City, Iowa on February 17, 1938 to the late Vernon and Violet (Koons) Burt. She graduated from Ledyard High School in 1956. Wilma was married to Rinerd "Sam" Johnson on August 30, 1959 at the United Methodist Church...
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LORABELLE BEAVER

October 21, 1915 - October 2, 2013

LoraBelle (Boone) Beaver the daughter of Lloyd N. and Marie H. (Benson) Boone was born October 21, 1915 in Estherville, Iowa. She died on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa at the age of 97. LoraBelle received her education in Estherville schools. On November 11, 1934 she was united in marriage to Howard Beaver in Estherville. The...
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WESLEY EIDE

December 12, 1924 - September 30, 2013

Wesley Romaine Eide, the son of Thomas and Beatrice (Froland) Eide was born December 12, 1924, in Story City, Iowa. Wes departed this life on Monday, September 30, 2013, at his home in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 88. He received his education in the Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1942. He served in the United Navy from 1942- 1945 serving in World War...
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STEVEN SPIKER

June 24, 1956 - September 28, 2013

Steven Ernest Spiker the son of Clyde Ernest and Constance Joan (Scott) Spiker was born June 24, 1956 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He died on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at his home in Armstrong, Iowa at the age of 57. Steve grew up in Malvern and attended schools in LuVerne graduating from LuVerne High School. Following graduation from high school he joined the United States Army. He...
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KARLA HINDERS

May 23, 1945 - September 28, 2013

Karla Kay Hinders, the daughter of Milton and Imogene (Hill) Hinders, was born May 23, 1945, in San Luis Obispo, California. She died Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa, at the age of 68. She received her education in the Algona schools and graduated from Algona High School. She then attended trade school to become a beautician. On August 7,...
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LORENE HENRIKSEN

November 10, 1915 - September 19, 2013

Lorene K. (Mueller) Henriksen, the twin daughter of William and Martha (Bierstedt) Mueller was born November 10, 1915, in rural Fenton, Iowa. Lorene passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, Iowa, at the age of 97. Lorene was baptized on December 12, 1915, and was confirmed August 25, 1929. She received her education in the Seneca, Iowa...
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BONNIE DONAHUE

September 12, 1922 - September 12, 2013

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Bonnie's name to the Emmet County Animal Shelter. Donations can be made online at: http://www.emmetcountyanimalshelter.org/donations/ or by mail to P.O. Box 335, Estherville, IA 51334. Bonnie DeVee (Bammer) Donahue the daughter of Howard and Pearl (Mase) Bammer was born September 12, 1922 in LeMars, Iowa. She died on September 12,...
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JAYSON HAUKOOS

May 18, 1979 - September 11, 2013

Jayson Irvin Haukoos, the son of Robert and the late Angela (Korte) Haukoos, was born on May 18, 1979 in Estherville, Iowa. Jayson was called to God on Wednesday September 11, 2013 due to a car accident at the young age of 34. Jayson grew up and had lived in Estherville his entire life. He attended school at Estherville Lincoln Central. After his schooling, Jayson found his...
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CLARA HASSEL

March 22, 1921 - September 7, 2013

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials. Clara Geneva (Duer) Hassel, the daughter of Carl W. and Elnora (Madsen) Duer, was born March 22, 1921, in Halfa, Iowa. She passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa, at the age of 92. She received her education in the Halfa school, graduating from Halfa High School in 1938. Then Clara...
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EMILY MENENDEZ

July 12, 1924 - September 4, 2013

Emily (Garcia) Menendez, 89, formerly of Mingo Junction, Ohio, passed away September 4, 2013 at Rosewood Manor in Estherville, Iowa. She was born on July 12, 1924 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the daughter of Armando and Josephine (Gonzales) Garcia. During the 1940s, Emily was an employee of the Fostoria Glass Company in Moundsville, WV. She was united in marriage to Mino Menendez on June...
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DAVID OLSEN

May 26, 1952 - September 4, 2013

David Eugene Olsen, the son of Jerry and Beverly (Juhl) Olsen, was born May 26, 1952, in Estherville, Iowa. David passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the Avera Holy Family Hospital under Hospice care in Estherville at the age of 61. He moved with his family at an early age to California, but David enjoyed coming back to Estherville in the summers and helping his grandparent's...
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DELLA KLINGBEIL

August 11, 1916 - August 31, 2013

Della Alma (Manz) Klingbeil, the daughter of Henry and Wanda (Kunert) Manz, was born August 11, 1916, in St. James, Minnesota. She died Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Sanford Jackson Hospital, in Jackson, Minnesota, at the age of 97. Della was baptized and later confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church of South Branch, MN. She received her education in country schools near St. James, MN. ...
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RAYMOND BLINKMANN

August 17, 1955 - August 28, 2013

Raymond Gerald Blinkmann, 58, of Vass, North Carolina, died Wednesday August 28, 2013, at this home. Mr. Blinkmann was born on August17, 1955 in Estherville, Iowa. His mother-in-law helped deliver him when he was born. During high school Raymond participated in musicals, choir, football, wrestling, and student council. He graduated from Graettinger High School in 1973 and attended...
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EARL MART

August 8, 1923 - August 25, 2013

Earldean Patrick Mart began his adventure in life on August 8, 1923 on small acreage west of Fairmont, Minnesota. Earl was the third son and seventh child born to Nick and Lorretta (McNally) Mart. Three sisters would later be born into this family. He began his adventure in Heaven on August 25, 2013. On December 31, 1949, he was united in marriage to Ruth Hageman at St. Mary's Catholic...
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SYLVIA STRUBE-POYZER

February 29, 1928 - August 24, 2013

Sylvia Jane (Cassem) Strube-Poyzer, the daughter of John and Sarah (Anderson) Cassem, was born February 29, 1928, in Swea City, Iowa. She passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Hospital, surrounded by her entire family, at the age of 85. She attended school in the Swea City schools. Years later in 1974, Sylvia completed her education by obtaining her GED and was very...
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PAULA MART

January 31, 1959 - August 23, 2013

Paula Lynn (Quinn) Mart, the daughter of Allan and Loretta June (Craig) Quinn, was born January 31, 1959, in Estherville, Iowa. She passed away Friday, August 23, 2013, at Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato, Minnesota, at the age of 54 years. She received her education in the Armstrong schools, graduating from Armstrong High School in 1977. After graduation Paula attended the...
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DOROTHY SPRINKLE

July 24, 1910 - August 20, 2013

Dorothy Elaine (Scott) Sprinkle, the youngest of 10 children, was born July 24, 1910, to Frank G. and Alice (Lucia) Scott, at her parents farm home in Buena Vista County, Iowa. She passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 103 years. Dorothy attended school in Aurelia, arriving there by horse-drawn school bus or sleigh. ...
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JACKIE FERGUSON

October 22, 1955 - August 14, 2013

Jackie Jean (Jacobsen) Ferguson, the daughter of John and Francine (Dahna) Jacobsen was born October 22, 1955 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Jackie passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at her home in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 57. She received her education in California. In 1973, she was united in marriage to Raymond Miner. They were married for two years before Raymond lost...
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LEONA PEHRSON

June 29, 1918 - August 14, 2013

Anna Leona (Burt) Pehrson, the daughter of Andrew and Elsie (Beck) Burt, was born June 29, 1918, in Seneca Township, Kossuth County, Iowa. She passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa, at the age of 95 years. She received her education in the Halfa and Armstrong area schools. She married Vernon L. Pehrson of Swea City, Iowa, on October...
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BARBARA SOLBERG

August 5, 1937 - August 13, 2013

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Emmet County Relay for Life, Avera Holy Family Hospice or the donor's choice. Barbara Jean (Wiseman) Solberg, the daughter of LaRue and Kathryn (Bosold) Wiseman, was born August 5, 1937, in rural Ringsted, Iowa. Barbara passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 76. She...
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FAYE MCKENZIE

December 21, 1924 - August 8, 2013

Faye J. (Reed) McKenzie, the daughter of John and Edna (Foster) Reed was born December 21, 1924. Faye departed this life on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at her daughter's home in Wallingford, Iowa, at the age of 88. She received her education in the Waterloo, Iowa schools. In 1957, she was united in marriage to Robert Hutchison. Faye was a homemaker and a cook most of her life. In...
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JANE THOMPSON

November 18, 1926 - August 6, 2013

Jane Louise Thompson the daughter of Frank and Mary (Krebsbach) Sanftner, was born November 18, 1926 in Swea City, Iowa. She died on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Fairmont Hospital in Fairmont, Minnesota, at the age of 86. Jane received her education and graduated from Swea City High School. In 1946 Jane was united in marriage to Warren E. Thompson in Lone Rock, Iowa. Following...
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GRACE FRINK

November 24, 1918 - August 2, 2013

Grace Marna (Wiesenhofer) Frink, the daughter of Karl and Mary Ann (Vogel) Weisenhofer, was born November 24, 1918, in Chillicothe, Illinois. She died on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, at the age of 94. She received her education in Chillicothe schools. In 1939, Grace was united in marriage to Fred John Frink at St. Luke's Lutheran Church...
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GLADYS HENN

July 21, 1914 - July 30, 2013

Gladys (Higgins) Henn, the daughter of George A. and Gracia (Ressequie) Higgins was born July 21, 1914, in Schaller, Iowa. Gladys passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa, at the age of 99. She attended country school across from her house and graduated from Terril High School in 1931. On October 26, 1937, she was united in marriage to...
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BARBARA MCKEAN

August 14, 1931 - July 30, 2013

Barbara McKean passed away March 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City from complications of diabetes. She was 81. She was born Barbara Jean Jones on August 14, 1931, in Iowa City, Iowa, the fourth of six children of Wesley Jones and Bonnie Wolford. Barbara's classic American childhood on the family farm in Northwest Iowa included pumping her own well water, attending a one-room school house,...
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LORETTA 'LEFTY' LUEDTKE

February 6, 1923 - July 24, 2013

Loretta Marie (Brattlund) Luedtke, the daughter of Axel and Mary (Vokoun) Brattlund, was born February 6, 1923, in Bancroft, Iowa. She passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa, at the age of 90. She received her education in the Bancroft schools. On February 20, 1946, Loretta was united in marriage to Marvin Luedtke in Bancroft. Loretta...
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TERRY MURRAY

July 22, 1953 - July 23, 2013

Terry Kenneth Murray, the son of Kenneth and Dolores (Sloniker) Murray was born July 22, 1953, in Estherville, Iowa Terry departed this life on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 60. He received his education in the Graettinger schools, graduating from Graettinger High School in 1971. Following High School, Terry worked for...
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SUSAN DULANEY

August 9, 1956 - July 21, 2013

Patricia Susan (Howe) DuLaney, 56, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 21, 2013 at Community Hospice of Washington in Washington, DC. She was born on August 9, 1956 in Estherville, Iowa, daughter of Patricia Howe of Ringsted, Iowa and the late Gordon Stephen Howe. Susan attended Ringsted Community Schools graduating in 1974. She went on to attend and graduate from Grand View College...
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SAM TORRENCE

March 11, 1917 - July 18, 2013

Samuel D. Torrence the son of Charles A. and Caroline E. (Reinboldt) Torrence was born March 11, 1917 in Kranzburg, South Dakota. He died on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 96. He received his education in Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School. He then attended Estherville Junior College. Sam served in the...
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ALVIN DALEN

April 21, 1931 - July 18, 2013

Memorials may be given to Alzheimer's Research or the Cancer Society. Alvin M. Dalen the son of Ingvald and Jeanetta (Malmanger) Dalen was born April 21, 1931 on a farm near Graettinger, Iowa. He died on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 82. He received his education in Country Schools. Alvin served in the United States...
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EILEEN O'BRIEN

March 14, 1927 - July 18, 2013

Eileen Maxine (Triggs) O'Brien, the daughter of John and Lucille (Bishop) Triggs was born March 14, 1927, in Ayrshire, Iowa and departed this life on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville at the age of 86 years old. She received her education in Palmer, Iowa, graduating from Palmer High School. On April 15, 1950, she was united in marriage to...
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IRENE ZUMACH

December 25, 1918 - July 9, 2013

Irene Mabel (Krause) Zumach, the daughter of Arthur J. and Mabel C. (Dreyer) Krause was born December 25, 1918 in Fenton, Iowa. Irene passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the West Bend Care Center in West Bend, Iowa, at the age of 94. She received her education and graduated from Fenton High School in 1936. On October 5, 1941 she was united in marriage to Lawrence E. Alt. The...
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ROBERT BOB GIRRES

November 22, 1939 - July 7, 2013

Robert R. Girres "Elvis" the son of Arnold and Agnes (Marti) Girres, was born November 22, 1939 at home. He passed away on July 7, 2013, at the Lutheran Hospice Center in Denver, Colorado at the age of 73. Bob attended country schools for eight years and graduated from Graettinger High School in 1958. He then attended two years at Estherville Junior College. Bob served in the...
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DOROTHY LOGAN

December 17, 1921 - June 28, 2013

Dorothy Elizabeth (Lang) Logan - age 91, of Estherville, passed away on June 28, 2013, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born to John and Mary Eve (Miller) Lang on December 17, 1921, in Rockwell City, Iowa. She received her education in the Pocahontas area. Dorothy was married to Paul Grant Logan on September 12, 1938, in Sacred Heart Church, Laurens, Iowa. The...
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MARCELLA EATON

September 29, 1938 - June 25, 2013

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials. Marcella Bell (Jensen) Eaton, the daughter of James and Leota (Starkey) Jensen, was born September 29, 1938, in Graettinger, Iowa. She passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at North Iowa Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa, at the age of 74. She received her education in the Graettinger schools, graduating from Graettinger High...
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MICHAEL PRATT

January 13, 1969 - June 20, 2013

Michael D. Pratt, age 44, died on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at his residence. Visitation was held at Trotter Convention Center on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Funeral services followed with Dr. Shawn Parker officiating. Gunter and Peel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mike was born on January 13, 1969, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Kathryn and the late Harry E. Pratt. As a child they moved...
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MICHAEL FISHER

October 19, 1977 - June 18, 2013

Michael Eugene Fisher, the son of Larry and Louise (Smith) Fisher, was born October 19, 1977 in Fairmont, Minnesota. He died on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at his home in Swea City, Iowa at the age of 35. He received his education at North Kossuth schools and Iowa Lakes Community College. Michael made his home in Swea City and was a volunteer coach for North Kossuth High School football...
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PATRICIA LAUSEN

November 2, 1955 - June 13, 2013

In lieu of flowers Pat's family prefers memorial's be directed to Grandview Baptist Church. Patricia Ann (Acord) Lausen, the daughter of Oscar and Betty (Hartman) Acord, was born November 2, 1955, in Estherville, Iowa. She passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Avera Holy Family in Estherville from Hemophagocytic Syndrome at the age of 57. She received her education in the...
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WANDA FINNESTAD

September 3, 1934 - June 6, 2013

Wanda L. (Shryock) Finnestad, the daughter of Noris and Gladys (Harding) Shryock, was born September 3, 1934, in Oblong, Illinois. She passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Heritage Home in Bancroft, Iowa, at the age of 78. On February 3, 1952, Wanda was united in marriage to William Finnestad at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple made their home in Ringsted where they...
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DENNIS BRANDT

January 18, 1939 - June 6, 2013

Dennis Lee Brandt the son of Floyd and Evelyn (Littell) Brandt was born January 18, 1939, in Estherville, Iowa. He died on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at his home in Estherville at the age of 74. He received his education in Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1957. On June 7, 1958, Dennis was united in marriage to Geraldine Marie Fisher in Estherville. ...
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ARNOLD THORSLAND

November 27, 1931 - June 3, 2013

Arnold LeRoy Thorsland the son of Lewis and Ethel (Pickell) Thorsland was born November 27, 1931 in Gruver, Iowa. He died on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 81. Arnold grew up and received his education in Gruver. He started working with Rock Island Railroad and then was drafted to the United States Army and served during the...
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LUELLA 'BABE' SUMMERS

August 24, 1915 - May 31, 2013

Luella (Babe) Belle Summers, the daughter of Stephen and Leola (Harding) Lough, was born August 24, 1915, at LaRose, IL. She departed this life on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in Estherville. She was raised by her step-father, Amos Tomlinson. The family moved to Iowa when she was a small child and was raised on a farm near Ringsted, Iowa. She received her...
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BERNIECE BARNARD

August 9, 1921 - May 29, 2013

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. Berniece Marian Barnard (nee Braland, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2013, in Tallahassee, Florida. Born and raised in Armstrong, she was the youngest of three daughters of Jonas and Emma Vigdal Braland.  She graduated from Armstrong High School and moved...
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MAXINE SPARKS

September 4, 1920 - May 28, 2013

Maxine Sparks, 92 years old, a resident at Valley Vue Care Center, Armstrong, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013. She was born in Belmond, Iowa on September 4, 1920 to Fred and Florence (nee Stockwell) Peterson. Maxine attended schools in Algona, Iowa and graduated in 1939, where during her Jr. & Sr. years she worked for Dr. Eason as a dental assistant. She married Frank ...
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EVELYN (EVIE) FITZGIBBONS

April 3, 1924 - May 28, 2013

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Avera Holy Family Foundation of Estherville or Friends of the Estherville Public Library. Evelyn (Evie) Murray Fitzgibbons of Estherville, Iowa, died Tuesday afternoon, May 28, 2013, at Arbor Springs, West Des Moines, Iowa, from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Evie was born April 3, 1924, in Fort...
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SIDNEY PAYNE

February 14, 1923 - May 26, 2013

The family prefers that memorials be directed to First United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Sidney R. Payne, the son of William and Isabelle (Ludvigson) Payne, was born February 14, 1923, in Grant Township, Iowa. Sidney departed this life on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the Mayo Health System in Mankato, Minnesota, at the age of 90. He graduated from Grant...
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TOM GIBSON

August 1, 1968 - May 25, 2013

Thomas R. Gibson Jr. passed away at his home on Saturday, May 25th. Tom was born August 1, 1968 in Spencer, Iowa, to parents Thomas and Jolene. He graduated from Estherville high school in 1987 and married Heidi Grimm in 1995. They have two children, Tyrell and Michaela Gibson of Estherville. In his early years Tom worked at Fareway Foods and for Connie Greig. He enjoyed...
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JOHN 'DOC' SIEVERT

November 16, 1945 - May 25, 2013

John Raymond "Doc" Sievert, the son of Johnnie and Jean (Welch) Sievert, was born November 16, 1945, in Heron Lake, Minnesota. He passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at his home in Estherville, Iowa, from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), at the age of 67. Doc grew up the son of a Dairy farmer west of Okabena, Minnesota. In his early years, he tried his hand at music and was in a band...
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RUTH KNUTSON

May 14, 1921 - May 25, 2013

Ruth E. Knutson the daughter of John A. and Edith B. (Hanson) Stanerson was born May 14, 1921 in Dolliver, Iowa. She died on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 92. She received her education in Dolliver schools and then attended Waldorf College. Ruth taught school two years in Emmet County and two years in Jewel, Iowa. On June...
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OLIVER AASBY

September 8, 1918 - May 19, 2013

Oliver Wendel Aasby, a former long time Estherville resident, peacefully passed through Heaven's gates on May 19, 2013, at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, at the age of 94. He was surrounded by loving family members and friends. Oliver, son of Albert and Marie (Guge) Aasby, was born on September 8, 1918, in Jackson County, Minnesota, near Petersburg, Minnesota. He...
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GLEN KLOCKE

May 17, 2013

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials. Glen Edward Klocke the son of August Carl and Pauline Katherine (Christ) Klocke, was born August 3, 1921, in Lakota, Iowa. Glen passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, at his home in Ledyard, Iowa, at the age of 91. Glen was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lakota on August 14, 1921. He was confirmed June 9, 1935. He received...
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HELEN EISENHOWER

September 1, 1906 - May 15, 2013

Helen Katherine (Williams) Eisenhower, the daughter of Bird and Carrie (Messner) Williams, was born September 1, 1906, in Madison County, Iowa. Helen passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 106. She moved with her family to Emmet County when she was six. Helen was baptized on October 10, 1919. On June 8, 1925, Helen...
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RITA WEIS

June 4, 1921 - May 15, 2013

Catherine Rita Weis, the daughter of John and Catherine (Jacobs) Weis, was born June 4, 1921, in Guckeen, Minnesota. She died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa at the age of 91. Rita received her education and graduated from Halfa High School. She worked as an assistant cashier in the banking industry for 45 years retiring at Bank Midwest. She...
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JOANN ANDERSON

July 14, 1938 - May 10, 2013

JoAnn Audrey (Winans) Anderson, the daughter of Henry and Lillian (Spiegel) Winans, was born July 14, 1938, in Denison, Iowa. She passed on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Hospital at the age of 74. She received her education in the Denison schools, graduating from Denison High School in 1956. On December 31, 1957, JoAnn was united in marriage to Keith Anderson at the...
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KENNY THIEL

December 20, 1924 - May 9, 2013

Kenneth Arnold Thiel, the son of Walter and Luella (Dahle) Thiel, was born December 20, 1924, on the family farm near Ringsted, Iowa. He passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 88 years. As a young boy Kenny moved with his family to the Gruver area where he attended and graduated from Gruver High School. On November 11,...
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LUCILE MAY

June 11, 1915 - May 9, 2013

Lucile May the daughter of James and Lattie Sewick was born June 11, 1915 in Burt, Iowa. She died on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 97. Lucile received her education in the Burt Schools, graduating in May of 1933. On March 9, 1935 she was united in marriage to Kenneth E. May in Spencer, Iowa. Following their marriage, the...
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EDNA DANIELSON

June 21, 1924 - May 8, 2013

Edna M. (Stamp) Danielson, the daughter of Henry and Hannah Stamp, was born June 21, 1924, in Carroll Iowa. She passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa, at the age of 88. She received her education in Carroll and Estherville, Iowa. On January 21, 1942, Edna was united in marriage to Malvin Danielson. The couple spent their entire...
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RACHEL MOE

July 10, 1930 - May 7, 2013

Rachel A. (Grange) Moe, the daughter of John and Sigrid (Graves) Grange, was born July 10, 1930, in Garretson, South Dakota. She passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 82. She received her education in the Garretson schools, graduating from Garretson High School in 1948. Rachel also attended teachers training in Madison, South...
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JAMES KNOX

September 6, 1951 - May 1, 2013

Memorials should be sent to VFW Post 3388 in Estherville. James Leslie Knox, age 61, passed away at his home in South Sioux City, Nebraska on May 1, 2013. Jim was born in Estherville on September 6, 1951 to parents Robert Gordon and Virgil Jean Knox. He attended school in Estherville graduating from EHS in 1969. Drafted into the Armed Services in 1970, Jim was deployed to Viet Nam...
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JASON RADUNZ

September 7, 1973 - April 30, 2013

A memorial fund for Jason has been established at Bank Midwest in Armstrong. Please make donations payable to the Jean Radunz family. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials. Jason Matthew Radunz, the son of Lorae (Grabinoski) and Dave Radunz, was born September 7, 1973, in Fairmont, Minnesota. He passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester,...
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TAMAM WILSON

October 1, 1911 - April 30, 2013

Tamam Wilson born October 1, 1911 at Estherville, Iowa. She died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville at the age of 101. The daughter of John and Jeannette (Lingenfelter) Martyr. Her father, an American immigrant and her mother, the daughter of early Emmet County Homesteaders who came by covered wagon from Lingenfelters Hills, New York. Tamam was the...
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LOIS FUSS

October 15, 1925 - April 29, 2013

Private Graveside Rites will be held at a later date. Lois Jean Fuss the daughter of William and Etta (Reed) Clark was born October 15, 1925 in Estherville, Iowa. She died on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville at the age of 87. She received her education in Estherville schools graduating from Estherville High School. She attended Estherville Junior...
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PEARL FRICK

February 28, 1926 - April 29, 2013

Pearl A. (Nissen) Frick, the daughter of John and Hannah (Hansen) Nissen was born February 28, 1926 in Ruthven, Iowa. Pearl passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa, at the age of 87. She received her education in the Ruthven Country schools. On October 14, 1943, Pearl was united in marriage to Russell Frick in Graettinger, Iowa. After their...
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KENNETH KENNY SCHROEDER

August 28, 1921 - April 27, 2013

Kenneth Glen Schroeder, the son of Henry and Lena (Behrends) Schroeder, was born August 28, 1921, in Halfa, Iowa. He passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 91. As a young man he moved with his family to Ringsted, Iowa and graduated from Ringsted High School in 1939. After graduating he attended one year of college at...
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MARLENE DUNFORD VAN BIBBER

April 25, 2013

Marlene Marie (Dunford) Van Bibber, the daughter of William and Leona (Helmich) Carrison, was born on September 8, 1939, in Estherville, Iowa. She passed away on Thursday, April 25, at Bickford of Overland Park, Kansas at the age of 73. Marlene received her education in the Estherville, Iowa School System. On July 5, 1958, she was united in marriage to Arland Leroy Dunford in Petersburg,...
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MERLE FLINT

January 9, 1920 - April 24, 2013

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church south of Gruver. Merle Glen Flint the son of Nels and Martha (Pedersen) Flint was born January 9, 1920 in Ringsted, Iowa. He passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa at the age of 93. Leona Elnora (Oleson) Flint, the daughter of Martin and Esther (Mitchell) Oleson was born...
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HERMAN ANDRESEN

August 28, 1915 - April 24, 2013

Herman William Andresen, the son of Andrew and Helena (Petersen) Andresen, was born August 28, 1915, in Sac County, Iowa. He passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa at the age of 97 years. Herman attended country school Violet Dale #2 through the 8th grade, then Wallingford High School grades 9 - 10 and then Estherville schools and...
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DOROTHY THEESFELD

April 10, 1914 - April 24, 2013

Dorothy (Spear) Theesfeld, the daughter of Horace and Katherine (Wacht) Spear was born April 10, 1914, in Wallingford, Iowa and departed this life on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 99. She received her education in Wallingford Schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1933. She taught rural schools in Emmet and...
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LEONA FLINT

September 1, 1920 - April 22, 2013

Merle Glen Flint the son of Nels and Martha (Pedersen) Flint was born January 9, 1920 in Ringsted, Iowa. He passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa at the age of 93. Leona Elnora (Oleson) Flint, the daughter of Martin and Esther (Mitchell) Oleson was born September 1, 1920, in Armstrong, Iowa. Leona passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the...
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EDNA KRAMER

March 15, 1922 - April 20, 2013

Edna Ruby (Douglas) Kramer, the daughter of Fredrick and Goldie (Hudson) Douglas was born March 15, 1922, in Rolfe, Iowa. Edna passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Hospice Care at Mason City, Iowa, at the age of 91. Edna grew up in the Mallard-Rodman area, graduating from Mallard High School in 1940. On December 23, 1940 she was united in marriage to Harland Kramer. The...
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OPAL ELAINE MIXELL

April 20, 1921 - April 18, 2013

Opal "Elaine" (Jacobsen) Mixell, the daugher of Robert and Marie (Duer) Jacobsen, was born April 20, 1921, in Ringsted, Iowa. Elaine passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at her home in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 91. She received her education in the Seneca Schools. In 1939, she was united in marriage to Robert John Mixell. After their marriage, the couple lived in...
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LANNY RUTHERFORD

July 9, 1937 - April 18, 2013

Lanny Lee Rutherford, the son of Raymond and Rose (Kruger) Rutherford was born July 9, 1937, in Manilla, Iowa. Lanny passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his home in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 75. He received his education in the Manilla Schools graduating in 1955. He served in the United States Navy from 1955 - 1958. On November 25, 1963, he was united in marriage...
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DONALD M JOHNSON

March 16, 1944 - April 6, 2013

Donald M. Johnson, the son of George and Ruth (Gauthier) Johnson, was born March 16, 1944, in Virginia, Minnesota. He passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his home in Swea City, Iowa, at the age of 69. He grew up and received his education in the Embarrass, Minnesota schools. Don served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. Following his honorable discharge, he...
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ZELMA OLSEN

December 6, 1912 - April 3, 2013

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ZELMA OLSEN WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. Zelma Ethel Olsen, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at River's Bend Healthcare, South Point, Ohio. Zelma was born to Lyman and Ethel (nee Wandell) Wetzbarger, on December 6, 1912, on a farm in Spink County, South Dakota. After her father's death in 1920, the family moved to Redfield, SD, where Zelma attended...
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BARBARA ANN SJOBLOM

August 4, 1940 - April 2, 2013

Barbara A. (Coffin) Sjoblom, the daughter of Martin and Martha (Eckert) Coffin was born August 4, 1940 in Knox, Indiana. Barbara joined our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at her home in Armstrong, Iowa, at the age of 72. Barbara has a sister Donna and a brother, Denny. She graduated on May 4, 1958 from Reynolds High School. On July 9, 1960 Barbara was united in...
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JAMES MUNSON

September 8, 1935 - March 31, 2013

James Leonard Munson, the son of Leonard and Blanch (Cook) Munson, was born September 8, 1935, in Wallingford, Iowa. He passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 77. He received his elemetary education in the Wallingford schools and then attended and completed his education at Estherville High School, graduating in 1953. Jim...
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JOSEPH BURT

May 12, 1927 - March 29, 2013

Joseph Kennedy Burt, the son of Glen and Gladys (Kennedy) Burt, was born May 12, 1927, in Swea City Township, Iowa. He passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas, at the age of 85. He received his education in the Seneca Schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1944. Joe served in the United States Marines 7th Regiment 1st Marine Division I...
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DR. LES MOORE

November 17, 1919 - March 24, 2013

Leslie John Moore (Doc Moore), age 93, passed away on March 24th, 2013 at Spencer hospital after a month long illness. Les and his twin, Leland Arthur, were born to William and Elizabeth Moore on November 17, 1919, on the family farm near Terril, Iowa. He lived his entire life in the Terril area, with the exceptions of college and military service during World War II. Doc Moore practiced as a...
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STARR STEIL

August 16, 1957 - March 24, 2013

Starr Ann (Greene) Steil, the daughter of Homer and Marian (Brede) Greene was born August 16, 1957, in Bellevue, Pennsylvania. Starr passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 55. As a child Starr moved to California with her family. On April 4, 1987, Starr was united in marriage to John Steil in Monterey, California while John...
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MARVIN HUNT

February 22, 1943 - March 22, 2013

Marvin L. Hunt, son of Melvin and Clara (Schwietert) Hunt was born at the family's home in Dolliver, Iowa on February 22, 1943. He departed this life on March 22, 2013 at his home in Dolliver at the age of 70. Marv was a resident of the Dolliver area his entire life and was in the first graduating class of Lincoln Central in May 1961. Marv served his country in Vietnam from 1965-1967 as...
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TREVOR VONHOLDT

March 20, 2013 - March 20, 2013

Trevor K. VonHoldt, the son of April VonHoldt was born March 20, 2013 and passed a few hours later at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Trevor is survived by his mom, April; his Grandma and Grandpa, Paula and Lowell VonHoldt Sr.; his great-grandma's, Deanna Theil and Gloria Adams; great-great grandma, Bernadene VonHoldt and aunts and uncles, Kasey Svoboda, Patrick...
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MARY JO TINDALL

October 26, 1935 - March 20, 2013

Mary Jo Tindall, daughter of Ralph and Alice (Conway) Tindall, was born October 26, 1935 in Graettinger, IA. She passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Spencer Hospital at the age of 77. After graduating from Ringsted High School, Mary Jo worked for Dr. Lindholm and Dr. Montgomery. She was later employed at Holy Family Hospital in Estherville for 26 years. For many years, Mary Jo was...
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MAXINE LEONARD

March 20, 1918 - March 18, 2013

Maxine Mary (Truesdell) Leonard the daughter of William and Myrtle (Stamp) Truesdell was born March 20, 1918 in Graettinger, Iowa. She died on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 94. She received her education at Emmet Consolidated High School and attended one year at Estherville Junior College. On January 12, 1939 she was...
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SSG STEVE BLASS

April 1, 1985 - March 11, 2013

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS THE FAMILY REQUEST THAT DONATIONS BE MADE TO THE SSG. STEVE BLASS MEMORIAL FUND HELD AT EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION, 2714 CENTRAL AVE., ESTHERVILLE, IA 51334 Steven Patrick Blass was born April 1, 1985, in Estherville, Iowa, the son of Randy and Carol (Erickson) Blass. He grew up in Estherville where he attended Estherville Lincoln Central Schools from Kindergarten...
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RICHARD MYERS

August 1, 1927 - March 4, 2013

Richard (Rich) Franklin Myers, 85, was born August 1, 1927 in Estherville, IA to Wesley John and Ellamae (Lundgren) Myers. He quietly passed away at home, March 4, 2013 in the presence of his loving wife, Pauline, and family members. He fought a brave fight with cancer for 2 ½ years. Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at the East Side Cemetery in Estherville at a later date....
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ANNA VALDEZ ALEMAN

June 26, 1917 - March 4, 2013

Funeral services will be held in Corpus Christi, Texas at a later date. Anna Valdez Aleman passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at Rosewood Manor in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 95. Left to cherish Anna's memory ar her two children, Michelle Lynch and Anna M. Aleman; six grandchildren, Melissa, James, Andrew, Sephanie Lynch, Serena Lynch, Calvin Lynch, Jr.
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ELIZABETH BETTY STREIT

January 10, 1940 - March 3, 2013

Elizabeth Marie (Lammers) Streit, the daughter of Alfred and Mary Margaret (Hickey) Lammers, was born January 10, 1940 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and departed this life on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 73 years, one month and 24 days. Betty lived in Graettinger, Whittemore, and Wallingford, IA. Betty attended the Blue Bottom Country...
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JOHN G. NELSON

December 14, 1941 - February 27, 2013

John G. Nelson, 71, formerly of Estherville, Iowa, died in Iowa City on February 27, 2013. Born on December 14, 1941, in Rockford. Illinois. John graduated from East High School, received a BA from Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and continued his education earning a M.S. from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating from college John worked for Iowa...
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ANITA BARLOW

February 15, 1929 - February 26, 2013

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Anita Maxine (Swalve) Barlow the daughter of Otto J. and Elsie (Sleeper) Swalve, was born February 15, 1929, on a farm near Ledyard, Iowa. She died on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 84. She received her education in Ledyard, Bancroft, Wallingford and Estherville...
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