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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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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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Donald James "Jim" Guyett

June 30, 2015

Donald James "Elbows" Guyett was born November 28, 1926, to Paul and Flora (O'Banion) Guyett in Woodbine, Iowa. He attended country school and the Woodbine Public School. Jim moved to California and worked in the shipyards and then joined the U. S. Navy. After his honorable discharge he returned to Woodbine and worked at Siebels Grocery Store. On January 20, 1954, Jim married Delores Finley...
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Norene Rannells

June 30, 2015

Norene Ione (Pedersen) Rannells was born July 31, 1929, in rural Crawford County to Peter and Emma (Weber) Pedersen. Norene was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dunlap and was a lifetime member of the church. She received her schooling in Dunlap and graduated with the class of 1946. Norene earned her cosmetology degree in July of 1947 and worked for 20 years at...
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Daxtyn Michael Nelson

June 29, 2015

Daxtyn Michael Nelson was born May 4, 2015, to Derek and Jen (Pauley) Nelson in Omaha, Nebraska. He died on June 29, 2015, at Children's Hospital in Omaha at the age of one month and 25 days. In Daxtyn's short time on earth he touched so many people's lives. Daxtyn had the entire community of Woodbine as well as other communities praying for him and his family. Daxtyn enjoyed listening to his...
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Jim Davie

June 27, 2015

James Russell Davie was born November 21, 1932, to Paul and Claribel (Lambert) Davie in Dunlap, Iowa. Jim attended school in Dunlap and graduated in 1950. He worked at Briardale Grocery Store and the bowling alley. Jim went to California and was a singer for a short time before returning to Dunlap. Jim married JoAnn Weber on February 14, 1953, at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. He...
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Duane Umland

June 25, 2015

Duane Lee Umland was born August 5, 1938, to Walter and Louise (Lohmeier) Umland in Lincoln, Nebraska. Duane was a lifetime member of the Lutheran faith. He was christened on September 4, 1938, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle, Nebraska. He was confirmed on April 20, 1952, at Trinity Lutheran Church southeast of Walton, Nebraska. He was currently a member of Immanuel Lutheran...
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Jim Nuzum

June 19, 2015

Robert James "Jim" Nuzum was born March 16, 1953, to Robert and Nettie (Lantz) Nuzum in Pisgah, Iowa. Jim attended school in Dunlap, Moorhead, Onawa, Blenco and then Woodbine. Jim married Beth Forde on June 10, 1972, in Magnolia, Iowa. The couple was blessed with one daughter, Alicea on June 16, 1973. Jim shelled corn, worked road construction and for 16 winters he helped his dad take care of...
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Lowell Arps

June 19, 2015

Lowell Fred Arps was born April 9, 1925, to Fred Jacob and Mable Justena (Peterson) Arps in Arcadia, Iowa. He was raised in Arcadia and then the family moved to Woodbine when Lowell was 10 years old. Lowell graduated from Woodbine High School in 1943. Lowell proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1943 ~ 1947. Lowell married Patricia Ann Fischer, his high school sweetheart, on...
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Fred Radloff

June 17, 2015

Frederick Carroll Radloff was born October 3, 1947 to Fritz and Margaret Radloff in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was raised in the Hardscratch and Pisgah areas and attended school in Pisgah. Fred farmed with his parents as well as Harvey Leisinger. He also drove a truck for Faye Wiltse, worked at Schemmers Rock Quarry, Goberson & Smith Bridge Construction, Help, Inc., Rawson & Sons Roofing,...
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Carroll Peters

June 15, 2015

Carroll Lynn "Hap" Peters was born February 8, 1949, to Orville and Laura (Cox) Peters in Pisgah, Iowa. He was raised near Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School. He then attended Tarkio College and was studying history. He was involved in a car accident that killed his girlfriend. After the accident he returned to the farm and helped his parents. Hap did temporary work, and for the...
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Vivian Kaufman

June 8, 2015

Vivian Irene (Hansen) Kaufman was born May 11, 1921, in Beebeetown, Iowa to Leonard and Elizabeth (Burkhead) Hansen. She grew up in the Logan area and graduated from Logan High School in 1938. On September 23, 1941, Vivian married Frank Kaufman at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa. The couple farmed in Shelby and Harrison Counties and moved to Woodbine in 1976. Vivian had cooked at the...
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Jonathan Barclay

June 2, 2015

Jonathan Dale Barclay was born October 29, 1948, to Francis and Lennah (Marlatt) Barclay in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He was raised in Harrison, Michigan and graduated from high school with the class of 1967. Jon married Carol Yeager in 1967, in Harrison, Michigan. The couple was blessed with three daughters, Janee, Carrie and Lynn. The couple lived in Houghton Lake, Michigan where Jon worked at...
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Mindy Pape

May 29, 2015

Mindy Allison Pape was born on June 23, 1979, in Omaha, Nebraska to Marilyn Pape. She grew up in Dunlap and graduated from the Boyer Valley School in 1998. She was very active with the Girl Scouts. Mindy has worked at Casey's in Denison and the Dollar Store in Ida Grove. She was a stay at home mother; she did some babysitting and dog sitting also. Mindy loved to go to concerts and movies. ...
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Debbie Petersen

May 28, 2015

Debra Dianne (McCord) Petersen was born December 2, 1957, to Harold R. and Elaine (Dai) McCord in Denison, Iowa. She grew up in Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1976. On June 11, 1982, she married Ronald Jurgen Petersen in Lake View, Iowa. The couple moved to Kiron, Iowa. In 1989 they moved to Austin, Texas and in 1993 to Westfield, Massachusetts. Debbie enjoyed her friends,...
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Bette Leonard

May 19, 2015

Bette Jane (Bonsall) Leonard was born August 8, 1930, to Joseph and Hilda Karolina (Backlund) Bonsall in Indianola, Iowa. The family moved many times in Bette's younger years before settling in Dunlap, Iowa. Bette started her schooling in Dunlap, and then the family moved to Logan and Bette graduated from the Logan High School in 1948. Bette taught country school for one year south of Logan at...
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Jack Lowrey

May 19, 2015

John "Jack" Barney Lowrey was born February 21, 1945, to John and Rosina (Jones) Lowrey in Woodbine, Iowa. He was raised near Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1963. John married Lynellen Dahm and the couple was blessed with three children. Jack has farmed his entire life. In 1974 there was a trailer fire that claimed the lives of his two young daughters. Later, his son was...
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Alan Frazier

May 15, 2015

Alan Jerome Frazier was born October 16, 1956, to Clarence and Eileen (Keuter) Frazier in Dunlap, Iowa. Alan attended school in Dunlap. He proudly served his country in the United States Army for 23 years. Alan married Kerry Grosz on February 14, 1976. In 1984 Alan married Edna "Edie" Malcom at Dick Wood's Barber Shop in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple lived in Arion, Iowa. Alan worked in...
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Mike Murphy

June 4, 1954 - May 12, 2015

Michael Patrick Murphy was born June 4, 1954, the second child of Eugene B. and Ellie R. (Arthur) Murphy in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mike graduated Ralston High School in Ralston, Nebraska in 1972. He then proudly served his country in the Marines for four years and the Iowa National Guard for nine years. On April 15, 1978, Mike married Cathy Fouts at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. He...
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Louise Thomas

May 7, 2015

Louise Helen (Hunt) Thomas was born April 9, 1927, to Clarence and Louisa "Lula" (Chamberlain) Hunt near Mondamin, Iowa. She was raised near Mondamin and graduated from the Mondamin High School in 1944. After her graduation she worked as a telephone operator. Louise married Lloyd Thomas on March 17, 1949, at the Christian Church in Logan, Iowa. The couple made their home in the Mondamin area. The...
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Ardis Moore

May 3, 2015

Ardis Jayne Moore was born September 6, 1938, to Lewis and Aleta (Jensen) Moore in Onawa, Iowa. She was raised in Moorhead, Iowa and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1955. Ardis married Warren Moore, December 15, 1955, and they later divorced. They lived in Moorhead Iowa until 1960, when they moved to Ames Iowa, where she attended Iowa State University and received her bachelor's degree...
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Virginia Wright

April 27, 2015

Virginia Mae (Heiberg) Wright was born June 30, 1926, to Hans and Tressa (Shaw) Heiberg in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was raised in the Crescent, Iowa area and attended school there. On May 2, 1943, Virginia married Orville Wright in Papillion, Nebraska. The couple lived on a farm near Pisgah. They later bought their present farm northeast of Woodbine. Virginia helped take care of the house and...
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Rachel Mohn

April 27, 2015

Rachel Alice (Stolley) Mohn was born on August 8, 1917, to Harry Hans and Alice Jane (Cox) Stolley in Allen Township, near Pisgah, Iowa. Rachel went to country school in Allen Township and high school in Pisgah. Rachel married Walter Mohn in 1941. To this union two sons were born, Solomon and Charles. When Walter returned from WWII, the couple farmed east of Pisgah where they raised their...
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Brayden Shumate

April 17, 2015

Brayden Lance Shumate was born June 30, 2001, to Ella Fremont and Jason Shumate in Denison, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap and was a 7th grade student at the Boyer Valley Community School. Brayden lived on the farm and enjoyed all the work associated with the farm. Brayden fought cancer for nearly three years. In this battle he always enjoyed hot wings following his blood work or his...
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Neal Gorham

April 16, 2015

Neal Ralph Gorham was born January 26, 1944, to Ralph Harold and Elizabeth Jane "Betty" (Oldham) Gorham in Onawa, Iowa. He was raised on the family farm near Soldier and graduated from Soldier High School. Neal married LaQueta Knoff Olson at Bethesda Lutheran Church on October 18, 1980. Neal and his brother, David, owned and operated Gorham Brother's Trucking Company while farming with their dad....
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Helen Moores

April 15, 2015

Helen Faye Moores was born on February 15, 1925, to Harry H. and Minnie (Knauss) Poe in Woodbine, Iowa. Helen grew up in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1942. She then taught country school for a few years. On August 11, 1952, Helen married Wilbur Moores in Omaha, Nebraska. The couple lived in Schleswig for seven years and then returned to Woodbine. Helen worked at the ...
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Margaret Cotton

April 7, 2015

Margaret Ann (Ulbrick) Cotton was born December 27, 1931 to Raymond and Alice (O'Neal) Ulbrick on a farm south of Nebraska City, Nebraska. She attended Indian Hill Elementary and T.J. Majors Training school in Peru, Nebraska, where her mother was an elementary teacher and later an elementary supervisor. Early on Margaret showed an immense musical talent as well as a brilliant mind. She...
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Harold Town

April 3, 2015

Harold Raymond Town was born July 11, 1928, in rural Custer County, Nebraska at the foot of the Sand Hills to Roy and Lula (Owen) Town. He was raised in Nebraska and attended country school. On August 8, 1954 Harold married Lynnette Williamson. Harold farmed, worked at John Deere, was a Teamsters member and a transportation business owner. Harold proudly served his country in the United States...
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Bart Rule

April 2, 2015

Barton Dean Rule was born on July 16, 1947, in Denison, Iowa to Gilbert and Clarice (Wagner) Rule. He grew up on the family farm near Dunlap and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1966. Bart attended St. Benedicts College in Atchison, Kansas and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history in 1970. He then joined the American Peace Corps and was stationed in a village of 1200...
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Duane Berry

April 2, 2015

Duane Edwin Berry was born April 5, 1923, to Carl and Agnes (Zessin) Berry in Calloway, Nebraska. Duane was born in a sod house and lived there for the first few years of his life. He attended school in Calloway and graduated from high school in 1940. On February 23, 1941, Duane entered into the United States Navy and proudly served his country until June 1, 1956. He was honorably discharged...
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Shirley Krajicek

March 29, 2015

Shirley Ellen (Schaefer) Krajicek was born June 13, 1941, to Cletus and Elizabeth (Feuerbach) Schaefer in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised in Dunlap, attended country school and graduated from Dunlap High School. She worked at Mutual of Omaha following her high school graduation. Shirley married Raymond Krajicek on August 6, 1960, in Omaha, Nebraska, and the couple lived in the Dunlap area. Shirley...
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Arlene Dirks

March 16, 2015

Arlene May Dirks was born January 18, 1924 to Anton and Suzie May (Luke) Hansen in Avon, South Dakota. She was raised near Avon. Arlene lived in Sioux City where she worked for Windcharger during WWII. On December 19, 1945, Arlene married Herbert Dirks in Sioux City, Iowa. The couple settled near Peever, South Dakota and began farming. They later moved to Wilmot, South Dakota. In the 1970s they...
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Alice Sall

March 14, 2015

Alice Marie (Hatcher) Sall was born on January 3, 1925, to William and Effie (Nuzum) Hatcher in Post, Texas. She was raised between Missouri Valley and Logan by the golf course. She attended country school. On June 18, 1944, Alice married Dick Sall. After Dick's honorable discharge from the Army the couple returned to Harrison County and started farming northwest of Logan on the Willow bottom....
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Phyllis Hawn

March 13, 2015

Phyllis (Hartwig) Hawn was born in Dunlap, Iowa, the youngest of six children to Louie and Verna Hartwig on August 17, 1934. Her father passed away when Phyllis was only two years old. She grew up in a small farming community and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1952. One year later, she wed the love of her life, Vernon Hawn. She was a wonderful wife of 62 years and mother to one daughter and...
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Max DeForest

March 12, 2015

Max DeForest, 92, of Springfield, MO, died peacefully on March 12, 2015 at The Manor at Elfindale. Max, the third of four boys, was born and raised on farms near Woodbine, IA. Farming until his younger brother was ready to graduate high school in 1944, he enlisted in the US Army and married (Roberta) Fern Henderson, also of Woodbine. Assigned to the 78th Infantry Division, he entered combat...
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Roland Jenson

March 12, 2015

Roland Jenson was born July 27, 1921, to Nels Andrew and Annie Elizabeth (Neill) Jenson in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He was raised in Canada and attended school there. Rollie's father died when he was 12 years old. Rollie and his brother helped their mother keep the farm going. Rollie worked the wheat harvest for a few years and then he moved to Independence, Missouri in his early 20s. He became...
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Phillip Whitmore

March 10, 2015

Phillip Wayne Whitmore was born April 2, 1969, to Bill and Anita (Jensen) Whitmore in Missouri Valley, Iowa. He was raised in Woodbine and attended school in Woodbine graduating with the class of 1987. After graduation he worked for Jensen Construction and Duval Construction in Logan. Phillip proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. After his medical discharge he worked at Omaha Steel and...
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Ramona Berens

March 3, 2015

Ramona Magdalena (Mahlberg) Berens was born on September 15, 1928, to Henry and Josephine (Klein) Mahlberg near Earling, Iowa. She attended school in Dunlap and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in 1947. On January 23, 1950, Ramona married Leo Laverne Berens at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. The couple farmed for many years in the Dunlap area. They also owned the Shamrock...
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Thelma Johnsen

February 25, 2015

Thelma Joanne (Tate) Johnsen was born July 2, 1929, to William LeRoy "Roy" and Clara (Ellerbeck) Tate in the Hardscratch area in rural Logan, Iowa. The family moved to Modale and Thelma attended country school. The family returned to Logan in the early 40s and Thelma graduated from Logan High School. Thelma went on to teach country school for a couple of years. Thelma married Calvin Johnsen on...
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Lucille Gorham

February 22, 2015

Lucille Carol (Knutson) Gorham was born July 29, 1918, in rural Ute, Iowa to Chris and Leona (Lee) Knutson. She attended country school and graduated from Soldier High School. After graduation, she continued her education and received her teaching certificate. On October 13, 1938, Lucille married Kenneth Gorham in Soldier, Iowa. They were married for 65 years. The couple lived on a farm near Dow...
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Marie Ronk

February 22, 2015

Marie Emily (Kruse) Ronk was born August 10, 1923, in rural Mapleton, Iowa to William and Josephine (Waderich) Kruse. She attended country school and graduated from Soldier High School in 1941. She then attended Buena Vista College and earned her teaching certificate. She taught in a country school for three years. Marie married Elwin Ronk on May 11, 1943, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Marie lived with...
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Francis Rannells

February 18, 2015

Francis Arthur Rannells was born July 7, 1922, to James Arthur and Leeta Fern (Calhoon) Rannells near Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap and attended country school and Dunlap High School graduating in 1939. Francis married Estella Heese on November 9, 1950. After the couple got married they lived on Francis's family farm west of Dunlap. In 1967 their daughter Sandra died of leukemia at the...
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Larry McWilliams

February 16, 2015

Larry Arthur McWilliams was born September 1, 1944, in Onawa, Iowa to David "Art" and Lois (Powell) McWilliams. He was raised in Pisgah and graduated from Pisgah High School in 1962. Larry began his career as a mechanic and worked at Swain Motor Company in Pisgah. On May 29, 1965, Larry married Linda Jungemann at the Lutheran Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Larry proudly served his country in...
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Virgil Johnson

February 15, 2015

Virgil Fritz Johnson was born on October 9, 1916, to Walter and Rosa (Mandelko) Johnson in Orson, Iowa. He was raised in the Orson area and attended country school. The family moved to the Woodbine area and Virgil attended school in Woodbine. Virgil's father died so Virgil farmed with his mother for a few years. Virgil married Rebecca "Betty" Probasco on June 1, 1938, in Council Bluffs, Iowa....
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Bobby McBath

February 14, 2015

Bobby Lee McBath passed away on February 14, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 12, 1948, to Edwin and Marjorie (Hinton) McBath in Council Bluffs, Iowa. After graduating from Missouri Valley High School, Bob moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for the FBI, then to West Point, New York and then to Bear Mountain State Park. Bob married Barbara Craig in 1969. They...
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Georgiann Krajicek

February 8, 2015

Georgiann Mary (Miller) Krajicek was born on May 15, 1931, in Earling, Iowa to Isidore and Hazel (Brown) Miller. She attended country school near Earling, and then she helped her parents out on the farm. Georgiann married Joseph Krajicek on June 14, 1951, a St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap, Iowa. After Joe's discharge from the Army the couple moved back to the Dunlap area and farmed. ...
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