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Kenneth Lapke

July 23, 2016

Kenneth Anthony Lapke was born October 16, 1940, to Zeno and Lois (Chambers) Lapke on the family farm near Dunlap, Iowa. Kenny attended school at St. Joseph's Catholic School graduating in 1959. On August 18, 1962, Kenny married Jenene Mary Schiltz at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa. The family farmed until the fall of 1988. The couple operated Lapke Auto Center in Dunlap for four...
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Larry Maguire

July 23, 2016

Larry Marion Maguire was born December 29, 1942, to Marion "Mick" and Lorraine (Chappell) Maguire near Hardscratch, southeast of Logan, Iowa. He attended  grade school at Reader's Mills Country School and high school in Logan. Larry was a baptized member at the Logan Christian Church. Larry married Carol Oviatt on August 1, 1960, at the Logan Christian Church with Ron Koenig and Jean Powell...
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Bernard Hildreth

January 29, 1937 - July 22, 2016

Bernard Dwayne Hildreth was born January 29, 1937, to Charles and Nina (Crews) Hildreth in Pisgah, Iowa. He was raised in Pisgah and graduated from Pisgah High School. Bernard proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Bernard married Doris Moore on May 15, 1959, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The family lived in Council Bluffs and Dubuque where Bernard worked for a construction firm. They moved to...
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Madonna Freymuller

April 12, 1922 - July 21, 2016

Madonna Marie (Buter) Fremuller was born on April 12, 1922 in Dunlap, Iowa to parents Herman and Mary (Rath) Buter. She grew up in rural Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1941. She then attended nursing school in Walker, Minnesota. Madonna married Paul Waite in 1953. The couple lived in Dunlap. Paul was killed in February of 1954. Madonna continued to live in Dunlap and then...
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Ardythe Leaders

May 2, 1930 - July 15, 2016

Ardythe Mae (Olsen) Leaders was born May 2, 1930, to Albert and Sarah (Boren) Olsen in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She grew up in Treynor, Iowa and graduated from high school there. Ardythe then taught country school. On June 8, 1947, Ardythe married Gerald Leaders. The couple farmed near Gerald's childhood home near Bentley, Iowa until moving to Council Bluffs in 1960. In 1963, the family moved to...
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Darlene Moore

July 13, 2016

Darlene Ferne (Nuzum) Moore was born on July 8, 1934, to Howard and Beatrice (Coate) Nuzum near Pisgah, Iowa. She attended Preparation Country School, Pisgah Public School, and she graduated from 8th grade from Ute Junior High. Darlene detasseled corn and worked at a Dairy Sweet in Carroll, Iowa. She also lived with the Thoreson family to help with the housekeeping and children. Darlene married...
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Pamela Lehan

July 6, 2016

Pamela Lea (Dai) Lehan was born March 28, 1954, to Theodore and Hattie (Doidge) Dai in Dunlap, Iowa. Pam was the youngest in her family and the youngest of the Doidge cousins. Pam was raised near Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1972. After graduation Pam started working at Mutual of Omaha. Pam married David Lehan in September of 1974 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap....
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Elizabeth Cook

March 4, 1915 - July 5, 2016

Elizabeth Ruth (Siglin) Cook was born on March 4, 1915, to Will J. and Bessie (Cue) Siglin on the family farm in Crawford County, near Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised near Dunlap. Elizabeth "Betty" married Merlyn Cook on August 4, 1942, in Kimball, Nebraska. Merlyn was in the service and was stationed in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Elizabeth enjoyed working for the Union Pacific Railroad. Betty and Merlyn...
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Donald Krajicek

February 4, 1933 - July 3, 2016

Donald Lewis Krajicek was born on February 4, 1933, to Joseph Frank and Clara Marie (Steyskal) Krajicek in Papillion, Nebraska. Donald was raised for a short time in Papillion and then he moved with his family to Dunlap, Iowa where he attended country school. Don started farming with his parents. He then proudly served his country in the United States Army Infantry during the Korean War. After...
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Donald Miner

May 8, 1950 - June 28, 2016

Donald Dean Miner was born May 8, 1950, to Archie Dean and Mary Margaret (Edmonds) Miner in Pacific Junction, Iowa. Donnie attended country school in Mills County and Glendale Country School in Pottawattamie County. He then attended Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. Donnie helped his dad farm. In 1988 Donnie got his hand caught in a corn picker. After Archie's death Mary and her...
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Ernie Stueve

August 19, 1935 - June 6, 2016

Ernest "Ernie" Arthur Stueve was born August 19, 1935, to Harold and Agnes (Aughe) Stueve in Missouri Valley, Iowa. He attended several country schools around Missouri Valley and Modale. The family moved to a farm east of Logan in 1951. Ernie attended Logan High School his junior and senior year and graduated in 1953. Ernie joined the Iowa National Guard and served from 1954 until his honorable...
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Nancy Radloff

June 1, 2016

Nancy Lynn (Holsapple) Radloff was born July 22, 1957, to Marvin and Norma (Kucks) Holsapple. Nancy was raised near Pisgah and attended the West Harrison School graduating with the class of 1975. Nancy married Fred Radloff on December 22, 1978, at the Pisgah RLDS Church. Nancy worked at Mutual of Omaha for more than 20 years. Fred died on June 17, 2015 Nancy enjoyed reading books and...
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Dewey Cox

December 25, 1969 - May 27, 2016

Dewey David Cox was born December 25, 1969, to Ronald and Linda (Watters) Cox in Maquoketa, Iowa. Dewey attended school in Woodbine through the 8th grade and graduated in 1988 from Lo-Ma High School in Logan, Iowa. After his graduation, Dewey worked at Capital Construction in Logan, at the Union Pacific Railroad in Missouri Valley, Iowa and Eggings Welding Shop in Clinton, Iowa. Dewey...
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Wilbur Moores

June 25, 1921 - May 21, 2016

Wilbur Romane Moores was born June 25, 1921, to ER "Dick" and Alma E. (Browning) Moores in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. At the age of three the family moved to a farm southeast of Woodbine. Wilbur graduated from Woodbine High School in 1939. Wilbur served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a Chief Electrician and served most of his time in the South Pacific. After his honorable discharge...
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Margaret Schneider

May 17, 2016

Margaret J. Schneider entered her eternal home on May 17, 2016, at Rose Vista Nursing Home. Margaret was born to Harold and Lorna Brown on February 27, 1924, Margaret lived her entire life in Harrison County. She was a 3rd grade teacher in Dunlap, Woodbine, and Missouri Valley Schools. On August 18, 1946, Margaret married the love of her life, Jim Fouts. They farmed together until Jim's...
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Kenneth Anderson

March 8, 1923 - May 14, 2016

Kenneth John Anderson was born March 8, 1923, to Wallace and Marguerite (Pflieger) Anderson in Dunlap, Iowa. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic School through the 8th grade and then Dunlap High School graduating with the class of 1941. On February 22, 1944, Kenneth married Lois Davie at the St. Patrick Church parsonage. The couple moved south of Dunlap to the "little" house and then in 1970 they...
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Warren Kelley

February 10, 1952 - May 3, 2016

Warren Walter Kelley was born February 10, 1952, to Walter and Edna (Thiles) Kelley in Pisgah, Iowa. Warren was raised near Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1970. Warren moved to Omaha and lived with Jim and LaFern Brown. He then returned to Woodbine and farmed for Bill Pryor and Bob Brummer and then worked at the Schemmers Rock Quarry and for Preben Jensen. Warren also drove a...
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Robert Aberhardt

May 2, 2016

Robert Dale Aberhardt was born December 9, 1943, to Fred and Vera (Renz) Aberhardt in Dunlap, Iowa. He attended country school until 1951 and then the Dow City School until 1954 and lastly Arion School. Robert lived with his mother until she died in December of 1982. He then lived in the county homes in Crawford, Manilla and Glenwood. Robert has lived in the Ashland Care Center for the last five...
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Virginia Schlinz

May 2, 2016

Virginia Caroline Segne (Pedersen) Schlinz was born January 2, 1932, to Rudolph and Emma (Reincke) Pedersen in Battle Creek, Iowa. She was raised on a farm near Battle Creek, Iowa for most of her childhood until her folks moved to Galva, Iowa where she attended high school. On January 16, 1949, Virginia married Lloyd Schlinz. Together they farmed near Holstein and Washta, Iowa until their...
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Lynn Miller

April 29, 2016

Leonard Lynn Miller was born on June 23, 1953, to Leonard Glen and Pauline (McAdams) Miller in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He attended country school at Pleasant Valley School east of Woodbine until the 3rd grade. He completed his education at Woodbine Community Schools graduating in 1971. Lynn was united in marriage to Gerianne (Geri) Wegner on March 4, 1978. Lynn enjoyed farming on the family...
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Ethel Oliver

August 21, 1919 - April 28, 2016

Ethel Frances Oliver was born August 21, 1919, to Leslie and Katherine Ethel (Smith) Oliver in Woodbine, Iowa. She was raised in the Woodbine and Pisgah areas and graduated from the Pisgah High School in 1935. At the age of 16 Ethel started working as a bookkeeper at McKinney-Seabury Chevrolet Garage in Pisgah. She worked there until it closed. She then did the books for Seabury Farms until the...
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James Jim Wegner

April 2, 1959 - April 23, 2016

James Lawrence Wegner was born on April 2, 1959 to parents Walter and Cecelia (Funk) Wegner in Denison, Iowa. Jim attended Woodbine schools and graduated from Woodbine high School in 1977. Jim played basketball and participated in track (doing the high jump and shot put) while in high school. Jim worked for a private contractor doing track repair in railroad yards for many years. He had...
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Orville Wright

July 4, 1921 - April 14, 2016

Orville Marvin Wright was born July 4, 1921, to Charles Henry and Ethel Mae (Bardsley) in Weston, Iowa. He was raised in the Weston & Council Bluffs areas and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. On May 2, 1943, Orville married Virginia Mae Heiberg in Papillion, Nebraska. The couple lived on a farm near Pisgah. They later bought their present farm northeast of Woodbine. Virginia died on...
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Todd Musgrave

April 10, 2016

Todd Melvern Musgrave, 58, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly the morning of April 10, 2016, at his home in Fountain, Colorado. Todd was born April 4, 1958, in Omaha, Nebraska. He lived in Council Bluffs, Woodbine, and Missouri Valley, Iowa before moving to Colorado in 1986. Todd joined the United States Army in December of 1987. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado until he was...
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Rosanna Mitchell

March 8, 1931 - April 10, 2016

Rosanna May (Hack) Mitchell was born on March 8, 1931 to Perry and Juliette (Baldwin) Hack in Dunlap, Iowa. Rosanna attended country school and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1949. Rosanna married Robert Mitchell on June 19, 1949. The couple farmed northwest of Dunlap and then they moved to their current location in 1960. Rosanna gave piano and organ lessons and later on worked at Bonsall...
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Mary Argotsinger

February 13, 1925 - April 10, 2016

Mary Elizabeth (Young) Argotsinger was born February 13, 1925, to LeRoy and Undine (Holeton) Young near Woodbine, Iowa. She was raised near Woodbine and attended country school and then Woodbine High School. She continued her education with the normal teachers' training and began her teaching career in country schools. Mary met her future husband at church, and on August 27, 1944, Mary married...
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Betty Fitzgerald

April 7, 2016

Betty Mae (Bahr) Fitzgerald was born May 24, 1924, to Daniel and Mary (Andresen) Bahr in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised in Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1942. Betty moved to Des Moines and worked at an ammunition plant. She then went to Hawaii and worked at the defense plant at Hickman Field. While living in Hawaii, Betty was on a semi-pro basketball team and that team was...
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Robert Edwin Radloff

September 7, 1924 - April 1, 2016

Robert Edwin Radloff was born September 7, 1924, to Albert and Viola (Vanderpool) Radloff in Harrison County, Iowa. He was raised near Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine H.S. in 1944. Bob started working for the Railroad and then worked with road construction at Irving F. Jensen Construction in Sioux City for 49 years. He was a foreman and superintendent. In 1952 Bob married Kathryn Sorenson....
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Ruth Lichtenberg

March 25, 2016

Ruth Elizabeth (Grieme) Lichtenberg was born October 18, 1927, to Henry and Malinda Grieme in Alta, Iowa. Ruth attended Hanover Lutheran Parochial School and graduated from Alta High School. Ruth had plans to attend Colorado Woman's College in 1946 to study interior design. Ruth married Roger Lichtenberg on September 19, 1948. The couple settled on the family farm and was blessed with two...
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James Slagle

January 14, 1945 - March 23, 2016

James Leland "Jim" Slagle was born January 14, 1945, to Charles and Orlene (Siler) Slagle in Woodbine, Iowa. He was raised in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1964. Jim worked at the Woodbine Twiner during high school and he continued in the printing business in Neola, Omaha and Logan. He also did custom printing from his home. For 33 years he worked at the Nebraska Medical...
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Jordan Straight Muxfeldt

March 14, 2016

Jordan Linn (Straight) Muxfeldt was born May 5, 1988, to Jay and Lori (Pond) Straight in Missouri Valley, Iowa. She attended school in Logan and graduated from Logan-Magnolia High School in 2006. She then attended Iowa State University for 1 ½ years. Jordan married Shane Muxfeldt on December 31, 2008. Jordan loved to work with and show cattle. Jordan and her parents raised Limousin cattle. Three...
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Deloris Newland

December 27, 1939 - March 14, 2016

Deloris Faye (Schroeder) Newland was born on December 27, 1939, to Henry and Hertha (Petersen) Schroeder near Aspinwall, Iowa. Deloris graduated from Manilla High School in 1958. After high school she moved to Council Bluffs and started working at Blue Star and then at Jennie Edmundson Hospital as a nurse's aide. Deloris married James Newland on January 10, 1970 at the Sacred Heart Catholic...
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Roger Soukup

February 7, 1941 - March 13, 2016

Roger R. Soukup, 75 went home to be with the Lord in his home in The Villages on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Roger was born in Atlantic, Iowa and was raised in Woodbine, Iowa. He was the son of Ferne and Lester Soukup. Roger was raised on the family farm and worked with his dad and grandfather on the farm. He attended school in Woodbine and attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa where he...
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Art McWilliams

March 12, 2016

David Arthur "Art" McWilliams was born on November 17, 1923, to Howard & Belle (Comstock) McWilliams in Pisgah, Iowa. Art graduated from Pisgah High School in 1941. Art started driving the school bus for Pisgah Schools while in high school and continued after graduation. Art married Lois Powell in 1944, and the couple was blessed with two children, Larry and Judy. Art entered the US Army in...
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Ila Hicks

March 11, 2016

Ila Nadine (Rief) Hicks was born on July 16, 1925, to Arthur Julius and Ethel Mae (French) Rief in Honey Creek, Iowa. She attended elementary school in Boomer Township near Honey Creek, Iowa and later moved with her family to their farm east of Woodbine. She graduated from Woodbine High School in 1944. On March 16, 1947, Ila married Orville Hicks at the First United Methodist Church in Woodbine....
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Jack Stessman

September 16, 1931 - February 25, 2016

Joseph "Jack" Aloys Stessman was born September 16, 1931, to Leonard and Isabell (Assmann) Stessman near Earling, Iowa. Jack attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Earling graduating in 1949. He started farming with his father and his uncle. Jack married Kathryn Feser on September 7, 1953, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for two years...
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Nancy Arasmith

February 22, 2016

Nancy Louise Arasmith was born May 9, 1943, in Dunlap, Iowa, to Walter Merle and Edith Mildred (Strait) Holloway. She graduated from Dunlap High School in 1961 and Clark College in 1985. Nancy was the widow of Lavalle (Ace) Arasmith. She was a nurse and homemaker who loved to play bingo, bunco, and help others. Nancy lived in Gold Hill, Oregon for many years. Nancy died on February 22, 2016,...
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Lorrene "Rene" Assmann

February 20, 2016

Lorrene "Rene" Theresa (Kloewer) Assmann was born April 28, 1936, to Al and Eva (Peerman) Kloewer in Defiance, Iowa. She was raised in Defiance and graduated from St Paul's Catholic School. After her graduation she worked at NW Bell in Omaha for three years. Rene married Bernard "Bump" Assmann on June 22, 1957, while he was serving in the Army. For the next two years Rene worked at...
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Lois Snyder

February 19, 2016

Lois Juanita (Smith) Snyder was born April 9, 1921, to William and Laura (Tupper) Smith near Woodbine, Iowa. She attended various country schools and graduated from Magnolia High School. After her graduation Lois worked for area families until her marriage. Lois married Clyde Snyder on January 3, 1941. The ceremony took place in the Methodist parsonage with the Rev. Wood officiating. The couple...
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Kenny Dwyer

February 19, 2016

Kenneth John Dwyer was born August 3, 1928, to John and Elizabeth (Ledden) Dwyer in Sioux City, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap and attended St. Joseph's Catholic School graduating in 1947. After his graduation Kenny worked around Dunlap before joining the Army on December 8, 1950. He served his country in the 11th Airborne Division where he received his paratrooper wings after a grueling four...
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Bernadette Leinen

December 30, 1934 - February 17, 2016

Bernadette Elaine Leinen was born December 30, 1934, to James and Ruth (McEvoy) McHugh near Moorhead, Iowa. She was raised near Woodbine and Moorhead and attended country school in both areas. Bernadette married Nick Leinen on January 11, 1953. The couple lived in Woodbine, Ida Grove, Sac City, Dow City and Dunlap. Bernadette worked at Blue Star Foods in Council Bluffs and cleaned Murphy's Bar...
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Eva Speake

July 4, 1918 - February 16, 2016

Eva Viola (Vroman) Speake was born on July 4, 1918 in Holly, Colorado to parents Hiram Burdette and Violet May (Burch) Vroman. At the age of seven Eva and her family moved to Iowa. They first lived in Pisgah and then moved to Woodbine. Eva graduated from Woodbine High School in 1936. She took a year of a correspondence course. She taught country school for three years before getting...
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Bertha Morton

January 9, 1931 - February 9, 2016

Bertha Ellen (Cox) Morton was born January 9, 1931, to Dewey and Alma Bertha (Benson) Cox in Moorhead, Iowa. She attended school in Moorhead. Bertha married Robert Wendall Morton on November 10, 1949, in Logan, Iowa. Through the years Bertha worked at Baelmann's for three years, the experimental fruit farm for five years and at Westmont Care Center for 17 years. Bob died on November 5, 1989. ...
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Aaron Borecky

January 18, 1976 - January 27, 2016

Aaron Keith Borecky was born on January 18, 1976, in Payson, Utah to Steven Borecky and Valerie McMonigle. Aaron graduated from high school in Lyman Wyoming in 1994. He was a state champ swimmer and track athlete in high school and received a track scholarship to college. Aaron attended Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. He began working at Falcon Plastics where he met his future...
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Audrey Cohrs

July 27, 1922 - January 27, 2016

Audrey Mae (Marshall) Cohrs was born July 27, 1922, to William and Mary (Lizer) Marshall near Magnolia, Iowa. In 1932 Audrey's mother became ill and Audrey and her sister were sent to live with relatives. Audrey was 11 when her mother died. She returned to live with her father and brother in Ute, Iowa. She graduated as valedictorian from Ute High School in 1939, and received her teaching...
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Bernard Kenkel

January 30, 1930 - January 22, 2016

Bernard H. Kenkel, Jr. was born on January 30, 1930, to Bernard Sr. and Caroline (Mumm) Kenkel in Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap and attended St. Joseph Catholic School. The family moved to Woodbine when he was a fifth grade and he graduated from Woodbine High School in 1948. Bernie then began farming until he was drafted into the US Army. He served on the front line in Korea. After his...
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Sharon Mahlberg

August 27, 1954 - January 13, 2016

Sharon Evonne (Gosch) Mahlberg was the sixth child born to Herbert and Alice (Rude) Gosch on August 27, 1954, in Mapleton, Iowa. She lived in the Castana area and graduated from Mapleton High School in 1972 and moved to Sioux City, Iowa. Sharon married Robert Mahlberg on May 31, 1980. The couple moved to Soldier in 1984. Sharon worked at AalFs Manufacturing Company for 27 years. After that...
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Gladys Gardner

January 7, 2016

Gladys Glee (Barnes) Gardner was born December 18, 1929, to Marguerite (Michael) and Edward Barnes in Missouri Valley, Iowa. She was raised on a farm near Logan in the Hardscratch area. Gladys married Dale Gardner in 1947, in Avoca, Iowa. The couple farmed near Moorhead, Iowa. Dale died on January 5, 1993. Gladys moved to Woodbine in 2013. Gladys enjoyed reading romance novels, cooking...
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Joseph Coenen

January 5, 2016

Joseph Henry Coenen was born on April 11, 1950, to Henry and Dorothy (Gross) Coenen in Harlan, Iowa. Joe grew up in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1968. He worked as an X-ray tech at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha. Joe joined the U.S. Army and served his country for four years. After Joe's honorable discharge he moved to Portland, Oregon and worked as an X-ray Tech and then...
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James Johnson

October 2, 1927 - January 5, 2016

James Arthur Johnson was born October 2, 1927, to Roy and Inez (McWilliams) Johnson in Pisgah, Iowa. He was raised in Pisgah and Iowa City. He graduated from an Iowa City high school. Jim worked as a mechanic at a Chevy dealership in Iowa City as well as the Rosen Novak Chevy dealership in Omaha and the Seabury Chevy dealership in Pisgah. He then worked at Swain Ford and Eddie Johnson Ford. Jim...
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Dr. Raymond Koski

January 4, 2016

Raymond Ralph Koski was born on December 23, 1938, to Ralph and Georgia (Stilson) Koski in Dunlap, Iowa. He grew up in the Dunlap area and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1957. Ray then attended Simpson College for two years. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was in Korea and specialized as a rifle sharpshooter, carbine expert and missile man. A back injury in the...
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Helen Monahan

December 30, 2015

Helen Marie (Miller) Monahan was born March 4, 1920, to Frank and Mary (Jurgensmier) Miller in Harlan, Iowa. She was raised in Shelby County and attended country school. Helen helped out at home and then worked for area families. She met her future husband, John J. Monahan, at a dance. The couple married on September 22, 1942, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Panama, Iowa. The couple farmed in...
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Carol Kelley

December 25, 2015

Carol Ann (Jacobsen) Livengood Kelley was born April 21, 1948, to Raymond and Doris (Young) Jacobsen in Logan, Iowa. She was raised in Logan and graduated from Logan High School in 1966. Carol was her dad's "right hand man." After high school Carol worked at Offutt as a personal assistant to the colonel in charge of the airman's assignments. She then attended Stewart's Cosmetology School. She...
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Lori Siebels

February 7, 1961 - December 24, 2015

Lori Jean Siebels was born February 7, 1961, to Royce and Marjorie (Thomas) Siebels in Storm Lake, Iowa. She graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1979. Following her high school graduation she moved to Des Moines, Iowa. She worked for Northwestern Bell and Principal Financial Group for many years.  Lori loved music, her dog Sofia, and was a loyal friend to many. She also enjoyed...
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Michael Sneed

September 15, 1957 - December 23, 2015

Michael Lewis Sneed was born September 15, 1957, to Jerry and Lois (Cornell) Sneed in Albany, Oregon. He was raised in Oregon. Michael held many jobs. In Albany, Oregon he worked at a frozen foods company. He worked at See's Masonry in California. On July 25, 1980, Michael married Sherry Belcastro in Albany, Oregon. The couple moved to Woodbine, Iowa in 1995. Michael worked at Forest Lawn...
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Peggy Hardy

September 14, 1955 - December 15, 2015

Peggy Joe (Pauley) Hardy was born September 14, 1955, to Merle and Carmelita (Lustgraff) Pauley in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was raised in Missouri Valley. Peggy married Larry Hardy on June 21, 1975, in Missouri Valley. The couple lived in Woodbine. Peggy worked at Rose Vista Nursing Home as the head cook. She also worked at Foodland, Energique and as a waitress at Bob's Café. Peggy enjoyed...
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Florence Francis

August 25, 1920 - December 14, 2015

Florence Irene (Roberts) Francis was born August 25, 1920, to Marion and Lizzie (Mustard) Roberts, the oldest of six children, in Davis County, Iowa. She lived her early life in the Bloomfield, Iowa area where she graduated from Troy High School and later Bloomfield Junior College with a teaching certificate. It was during her college days that she met Oscar Francis whom she married on Christmas...
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Joan Carolyn Johnson

December 8, 2015

Joan "Carolyn" (Rees) Johnson, 86 years old, was born May 20, 1929, on a farm near Dunlap, Iowa, where she spent her childhood and attended a one room school house. When her father was killed in an auto accident, her mother moved her and her sister to Woodbine, Iowa, where she was very active in her high school. She participated in cheerleading and other activities. Carolyn graduated from...
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Cleadus Wakehouse

December 7, 2015

Cleadus Arlene (Peterson) Wakehouse was born January 12, 1926, to Dave and Cora (Towne) Peterson in Pisgah, Iowa. Cleadus attended country school north of Woodbine and then went to school in Pisgah through the 8th grade. Cleadus worked at the hospital in Onawa, Iowa. On November 20, 1943, Cleadus married John Wakehouse. The couple farmed near Pisgah until 1987 at which time they moved into...
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Betty White

January 24, 1926 - November 23, 2015

Betty Ann (Rock) White was born January 24, 1926, in Woodbine, Iowa to Daniel Joseph and Thelma (Donnelson) Rock. Betty graduated from Woodbine High School in 1944 and then taught country school for six years. She went to California to visit for the summer and decided to stay in California. Betty met her future husband in California, Charles "Whitey" White. Betty worked for General Telephone....
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Richard "Dick" Tiffey

June 4, 1931 - November 18, 2015

Richard "Dick" Eugene Tiffey, Sr. was born on June 4, 1931 near Woodbine, Iowa to parents John and Huldah (Tensmeyer) Tiffey. Dick grew up in Missouri Valley and attended school there. Due to his father's poor health, Dick went to work at an early age to help support his parents and siblings. Dick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On September 11, 1954, Dick married Mardine...
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Alvin Blankenship

November 16, 2015

Alvin Leroy Blankenship was born on March 15, 1914, north of Logan, Iowa to Frank and Dora Anna (Plath) Blankenship. He attended country school and then started farming with his parents. Alvin attended a dance in Woodbine where he met Eula Adamson. The two were married on June 12, 1935, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Magnolia, Iowa. The couple farmed near Logan and raised cattle, hogs, chickens,...
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Thelma Subramanian

November 14, 2015

Rev. Thelma Colorado Subramanian was born December 7, 1950 to Rev. Isaac N. Colorado and Marcelina M. Colorado in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. She graduated from Quirino High School in 1968, Union Theological Seminary with a Bachelor of Theology in 1975, Philippine Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work in 1977, and Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist...
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Bill Martin

November 10, 2015

William Levi Martin was born January 17, 1925, in Pisgah, Iowa, to Edward and Maria (Butts) Martin. Bill was raised in Pisgah and attended Pisgah High School. Bill married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Nuzum, on June 17, 1944. They farmed in the Pisgah area for a number of years and Bill was also a carpenter. The couple moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bill continued to do carpentry work until...
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Burlette Lyman

November 8, 2015

Burlette Minnie (Leytham) Lyman was born July 16, 1925, to Harry and Winnie (Burch) Leytham near Dunlap, Iowa. She attended country school and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1943. Burlette taught country school for a short time. On October 9, 1943, Burlette married Raymond Lyman in Logan, Iowa. The couple farmed the Lyman family farm south of Dunlap, which became a century farm in the...
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Gary Cox

November 5, 2015

Gary LeRoy Cox, 79, of Dunlap, Iowa died on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Burgess Medical Center in Onawa, Iowa. Gary was born on June 17, 1936, in Pisgah, Iowa to Dewey and Bertha (Benson) Cox. He grew up in the Pisgah and Moorhead areas and attended country school. He then began farming with his father. Gary proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He served in Germany and was...
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Iona Haight-Gabel

November 4, 2015

Iona Fern (Ganzhorn) Haight-Gabel was born on February 1, 1921, to Elmer and Matie (Kucks) Ganzhorn in Pisgah, Iowa. She was raised west of Woodbine, attended country school, and she graduated from Woodbine High School. Iona taught country school until she married Harold "Bud" Haight. The couple lived in Fairbury, Nebraska for a short time and then Texas. After Bud's honorable discharge the...
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Mary O'Rourke

October 20, 2015

Mary Catherine (Kenealy) O'Rourke was born September 30, 1927, to Jerome and Florence (Schierbrock) Kenealy in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was raised in Council Bluffs. When Mary was in the 8th grade, her mother died. She then had to help her father with her brothers. Mary graduated from St. Francis Catholic School in Council Bluffs, and then attended Commercial Extension Business School. She later...
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Marilynn Schmitt

October 19, 2015

Marilynn Donelle Schmitt was born on September 30, 1958, to Harold and Margaret (Rogers) Schmitt in Denison, Iowa. She was raised on a farm south of Dow City and graduated from Dow City High School in 1977. Marilynn graduated from Creighton University with a degree in mathematics and physics. She worked at the Crawford County Hospital, on the farm, as well as at the Denison Care Center. ...
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Vivian Moore

October 15, 2015

Vivian Narcissa (Becker) Moore was born on December 10, 1920, near Bagley, Iowa to Franklin Jacob and Margaret Dawson (Muir) Becker. She attended school in Bagley, Iowa graduating as the Valedictorian in 1938. In October of 1941, Vivian married Col. Rex E. Zepp in Ames, Iowa. Rex was killed in an airplane accident at Minot South Dakota Air Force Base. In October of 1946, Vivian married Dr....
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Rex Fetter

October 12, 2015

Rex Donald Fetter was born August 2, 1928, to Lloyd and Bessie (Carney) Fetter in Logan, Iowa. He was raised in Logan and graduated from Logan High School in 1947. Rex enjoyed football and boxing while in school. Rex proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was based in Alaska working in the mechanic pool and then as a clerk typist. After his honorable discharge, Rex...
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Beulah Michel

October 12, 2015

Beulah Irene (Siler) Michel was born on February 25, 1922, to Orley and Mamie (Selleck) Siler in Woodbine, Iowa. She was raised in Woodbine and attended Woodbine Public School. Beulah married Bud Michel on April 28, 1942, at a Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. The couple lived their entire lives in Woodbine. Beulah was baptized in the Christian Church. She loved to do embroidery work...
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Earl Kelley

October 6, 2015

Thomas Earl Kelley was born on January 2, 1926, at 10 a.m. to Thomas William and Luella (Park) Kelley on a farm near Panama, Iowa. He learned how to work hard and at an early age he developed a keen interest in the care and habits of horses because his days of farm work usually revolved around using them in the fields. As a young man he was known for his strength picking corn by hand. One season...
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Herbert Clark

October 6, 2015

Herbert Leo Clark was born January 24, 1931, to Lucian Francis and Elva Alvina (Reeves) Clark in rural Pisgah, Iowa. He was raised near Pisgah and attended school in Pisgah graduating from Pisgah High School in 1949. Herb proudly served his country in the United States Navy. After his honorable discharge he returned to Pisgah and farmed. Herb married Bonnie Price in 1953. Herb became a resident...
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Irma Nelson

September 30, 2015

Irma Adeline (Timm) Nelson was born on August 24, 1924, to Albert and Emma (Torgerson) Timm in Ute, Iowa. She was raised in the Soldier and Ute areas. Irma attended country school and the Soldier elementary school. Irma married Kenyon Nelson on December 29, 1945, in Soldier, Iowa. Irma worked at the Spotts IGA, for Wilder Nelson and later on at the Dunlap Care Center. Kenyon died on September 25,...
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Marjorie Hood

September 30, 2015

Mima Marjorie (Maxwell) Hood was born on May 12, 1916, to Elmer and Grace (Young) Maxwell in Woodbine, Iowa. Marjorie lived her entire life in Woodbine. She graduated from Woodbine High School in 1934 and married George Wendell Hood on April 14, 1940. Marjorie worked as a bookkeeper at the Siebels Department Store and later as the principal's secretary at Woodbine High School. Marjorie and...
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LaVerne Olmstead

September 14, 2015

LaVerne Andrew Olmstead was born on July 12, 1939 near Dow City, Iowa to Alva and Eleanor (Bauer) Olmstead. He grew up in the Dow City and Dunlap areas and graduated from Dunlap High School. LaVerne served in the United States Army Airborne from 1963 to 1966. He moved to California and worked for Sherwin Williams and Colgate. In 1977 he moved back to Dunlap and purchased the Dunlap Dairy Sweet...
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Nola Musgrave

September 11, 2015

Nola Virginia Musgrave went home to be with her Savior on September 11, 2015. She was born, Nola Virginia Adams on July 30, 1922, to Linwood and Ethel Adams on their farm in Woodbine, Iowa. Both of her parents, her three sisters, Lucy Massie, Edna Bishop, Anna Clausen and her husband John Musgrave preceded her in death. Nola married John Melvern Musgrave at First Christian Church in Council...
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Bonnie Siebels

September 6, 2015

Bonnie Lorene (Watkins) Siebels was born on October 31, 1924, near Woodbine, Iowa to Ralph and Blanche (Donn) Watkins. She attended country school near Woodbine as well as Woodbine High School. On Oct 16, 1942, Bonnie married Robert E. Siebels. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Holdrege, Nebraska. She loved bowling and playing cards. She also loved spending time with her family. ...
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Kathy Chambers

September 5, 2015

Kathryn Anne (Chesmore) Chambers was born on March 14, 1955, to Osia and Ruth (Tedford) Chesmore in Seward, Nebraska. She was raised in the Woodbine area, and married Craig Chambers on September 15, 1974, at the Woodbine United Methodist Church. Kathy's pride and joy were her four children and eight grandchildren. She was happiest surrounded by her grandchildren. She gave of herself to each of...
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Melanie Handke

September 2, 2015

Melanie Jane Handke was born on December 15, 1957, at Crawford County Hospital in Denison, Iowa to Ed and Ila (Siglin) Handke. Melanie was baptized and confirmed at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Dunlap, Iowa. Melanie graduated from Dunlap High School in 1976 and married Dan Vandemark on October 15, 1976. The couple was blessed with three children; Scott, Laurie, and Danielle. ...
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Terry Frazier

September 1, 2015

Terry Lee Frazier was born February 26, 1950, to Robert and Adabelle (Schwartz) Frazier in Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap and attended school there. Terry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge he held various jobs including: Hoagie Construction, Stoddards Horse Trailers and the City of Dunlap Terry enjoyed fishing,...
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Catherine Smith

August 27, 2015

Catherine "Katie" (Probasco) Smith was born on August 2, 1918, in Dunlap, Iowa. She was the daughter of a farmer William "Will" and Mary (Blankenship) Probasco. She taught at a one-room country schoolhouse until she married Edmond H. "Eddie" Smith in 1940. The couple traded in farming in 1958 for the adventures and cultural experiences of Phoenix, Arizona. In 1964 they chose a less...
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Norma Hardt

August 27, 2015

Norma Marie (Mann) Hardt was born September 12, 1923, to Charles Dean and Anna (Perrin) Mann in Moorhead, Iowa. She was raised near Pisgah and graduated from Pisgah High School in 1940. While in school Norma was an excellent athlete and really excelled in softball. Norma moved to Sioux City and worked as a waitress at Excel Candy Company. One of the people she waited on was Jimmy Stewart. Norma...
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Jim Houston

August 25, 2015

James David Houston was born July 30, 1943, to Raymond and Helen (Hawn) Houston near Woodbine, Iowa. He was raised near Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1961. Following graduation he worked at Armour Packing Plant in Omaha. Jim then attended orthodontic appliance lab school in San Francisco, California and then worked for Dr. Morland for seven years. Jim married Kathi Chisman...
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Dinah Vandemark

August 22, 2015

Dinah Kay (Brower) Vandemark was born August 7, 1956, to Russell and Mary (Barker) Brower in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was raised in the St. Joseph area and graduated from Central High School in 1974. Following her graduation she worked for St. Joseph Woods. Dinah married Mark Vandemark on March 25, 1978. The couple lived in Des Moines, Iowa and Kearney and Blair, Nebraska before settling in...
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Arlene Michel

August 18, 2015

Arlene Ann (Feser) Michel was born to Anton and Elizabeth (Dresen) Feser near Defiance, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance. She attended country school and graduated from St. Paul High School in Defiance. Arlene married Gary Michel on December 15, 1967, in Omaha, Nebraska. Arlene worked at the Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine, Iowa for 13...
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Patricia Duensing

August 16, 2015

Patricia Ann (Adams) Duensing was born February 29, 1932, to James and Zella (Lizer) Adams in Woodbine, Iowa. The couple was blessed with two children, Patricia and Bob. As a young child, Patricia and her mother and brother, Bob, moved to Climax, Colorado following the death of her father. Zella later married Howard Horn and the couple was blessed with a daughter, MaryJane. The family lived in...
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Julie Coolman

August 14, 2015

Julie Beth (Smith) Coolman was born October 28, 1961, to Lonnie and Patricia (Newman) Smith in Canton, Missouri. Julie's mother died when she was very young. Lonnie then married Karen Havermale and the family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona. Julie attended school and was involved with the dance team. Following her high school graduation she worked at UTI Technical School in Phoenix. Julie met Don...
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Linda Steele

August 11, 2015

Linda Rae (Brummer) Steele was born on December 26, 1952, to Robert and Winnifred (McDonough) Brummer in Pisgah, Iowa. She was raised in the Woodbine area until her senior year and then attended school in Auburn, Nebraska graduating in 1971. She attended a business school in Kearney, Nebraska. Linda married Henry Neemann on February 14, 1972. The couple lived in central Nebraska for a number of...
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Alan Schwertley

August 10, 2015

Leo Alan Schwertley was born on November 1, 1948, to Leo Francis and Barbara (Withem) Schwertley in Pisgah, Iowa. He was raised in Logan and graduated from Logan Magnolia High School in 1966. He then attended Iowa State University for one year and went to Denver for electronic schooling. He returned to Logan and began working at Union Pacific Railroad. Alan married Pam Johnson at the United...
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LaVerne Kerger

August 8, 2015

LaVerne Ray Kerger was born April 30, 1947, to Henry and Myrtle (Shepard) Kerger near Pisgah, Iowa. He was raised near Woodbine and attended country school and Woodbine High School. LaVerne proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. LaVerne married Irma Tharp on September 14, 1968, in South Carolina. After his honorable discharge the couple stayed in South Carolina for a...
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Harold "Fuzzy" Douglas

August 1, 2015

Harold Lloyd "Fuzzy" Douglas was born July 4, 1943, to Lamont George and Mable Eva (Netsch) Douglas in Woodbine, Iowa. He was raised near Woodbine and attended Meadow Brook Country School and Woodbine High School graduating in 1961. He worked for the telephone company, proudly served his country in the Army Reserves, and he also worked for the Harrison County REC. Fuzzy married Kathy Kahre on...
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Don Lyman

July 24, 2015

Donald Lee Lyman was born April 15, 1939, to Harold and Clothilda (Mahlberg) Lyman in Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised in the Dow City area and graduated from Dow City High School. After graduation he worked at Farmland and he also farmed near Dow City. Don married Jo McFee in Avoca, Iowa on November 30, 1985. The couple has lived south of Magnolia all of their married life. In 1990 Don started the JD...
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Charlie Benjamin

July 15, 2015

Charles Jess Benjamin was born May 30, 1927, to H. L. "Dick" and Blanche (Kelley) Benjamin near Dunlap, Iowa. He attended the Picayune Country School and Dunlap Public School. Charlie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1946-1949 in Germany and as a staff sergeant in Korea until his honorable discharge in 1951. Charlie was awarded two Bronze Stars. He returned to farming in the...
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Wilbur Moore

July 13, 2015

Wilbur Lee Moore was born October 5, 1932, to Lee R. and Ella Mae (Goodman) Moore in Willow Township, Monona County, Iowa. He was raised in the Moorhead area and attended country school. Wilbur proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from May 13, 1953 ~ May 12, 1955. He was in the radar school. Wilbur married Darlene Nuzum on September 19, 1953, at the Christian Church...
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Art Dorland

July 9, 2015

Arthur William Dorland was born April 3, 1917, to Aubrey Phillip and Harriett C. (Buchanan) Dorland in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Art attended country school, and he graduated in 1935 from Abraham Lincoln High School. Art worked as a farm hand, and then was drafted into the army in 1942. Art proudly served his country in WWII and flew planes for the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and...
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Barbara Boustead

July 9, 2015

Barbara Ann (Coffman) Boustead was born August 3, 1924, to Loren and Hazel (Moore) Coffman in South English, Iowa. She was raised in South English and graduated from South English High School in 1942. She then attended Parson College in Fairfield, Iowa for two years and then she attended the University of Iowa and graduated from there in 1946 with a degree in Secondary Education and Literature....
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Bonnie Martin

July 8, 2015

Bonita (Nuzum) Martin was born August 8, 1925, in Monona County, Iowa, to Howard and Beatrice (Coate) Nuzum. She married her high school sweetheart, Bill Martin, on June 17, 1944. They farmed in the Pisgah area for a number of years before moving to Council Bluffs. Bonnie was honored by Governor Tom Vilsack for making outstanding contributions to Iowa children by working in education for more...
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Jerry Hilton

July 3, 2015

Jerry Chester Hilton was born July 22, 1948, to Chester and Helen (Voss) Hilton in Pisgah, Iowa. He attended school in River Sioux, Little Sioux, Modale and graduated from Mondamin High School in 1967. Jerry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he earned the Bronze Star. After his honorable discharge Jerry worked at Jensen Construction, American Beef Packers,...
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