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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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Loren Mann

February 6, 2015

Loren Conley Mann was born December 7, 1925, to Charles Dean and Anna (Perrin) Mann in Moorhead, Iowa. He was raised near Pisgah and attended Pisgah High School. He joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during WWII. After his honorable discharge he returned to Pisgah. Loren married Doris Outhouse on December 22, 1951, at the RLDS Church in Moorhead, Iowa. They farmed for three years...
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Kevin Gochenour

February 4, 2015

Walter Kevin Gochenour was born March 19, 1957, to Albert and LaMoine (Dougal) Gochenour in Missouri Valley, Iowa. He was raised near Magnolia, Iowa and attended school in Magnolia through the sixth grade. He then attended Logan Magnolia school and graduated in 1975. Kevin married Deb Daigh in 1975 and the couple was blessed with two sons. Kevin married Lori (Hutcheson) Kuhlman in December of...
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Frank Roberts

February 3, 2015

Franklin Eugene Roberts was born November 23, 1921, to Cyrus Eugene and Matilda (Lunau) Roberts in Dunlap, Iowa. Frank's mother died when he was five years old and his dad married Elizabeth Graves. Frank was raised near Dunlap and attended country schools and Dunlap High School. Frank farmed with his father until he entered the U.S. Army and proudly served his country for three years during WWII...
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Carl Woods

February 1, 2015

Carl Ray Woods was born March 23, 1927, to John and Victoria (Shelton) Woods in Ava, Missouri. Carl's father was killed in an accident in Northsburo, Missouri when Carl was three years old. His mother married Frank Landon and the family moved to Cumberland, Iowa when Carl was five. The family later moved to Wiota, Iowa and Carl graduated from Atlantic High School in 1944. Carl joined the Merchant...
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Rose Heistand

January 28, 2015

Rose Maude (Probasco) Heistand was born April 7, 1919, to Albert and Martha (Morton) Probasco in rural Woodbine, Iowa. She was raised near Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1936. Rose continued her learning and had taken some college courses over the years. Rose married Lawrence Heistand on December 14, 1943, at the First Christian Church's parsonage. The couple farmed near...
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DeLoa Pryor

June 12, 1928 - January 26, 2015

DeLoa Marie (Hickey) Pryor was born June 12, 1928, to Alice K. (Behm) and James P. Hickey in rural Woodbine, Iowa. She graduated from Woodbine High School in 1946. In December of 1946, DeLoa married Robert L. Pryor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Woodbine, Iowa. To this union seven children were born. DeLoa worked at the Woodbine Sale Barn, Dunlap Livestock Auction, Moorhead Sale Barn and...
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Patsy Hanigan

January 22, 2015

Patricia "Patsy" Ann (O'Connor) Hanigan was born December 17, 1933, to Laurence and Monica (Manion) O'Connor in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised in the Dunlap area and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in Dunlap in 1952. On October 26, 1953, Patsy married Gerald "Jerry" Hanigan, Sr., at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. The couple lived most of their lives together on their farm...
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Dorothy Hoffmann

January 19, 2015

Dorothy Ann (Schumacher) Hoffmann was born on January 15, 1922, to Thomas and Lena (Leinen) Schumacher on a farm near Defiance, Iowa. She was raised near Defiance and attended St. Paul's Catholic School graduating in 1939. After graduation she worked for an attorney in Harlan. Dorothy married Leonard Hoffmann of Panama, Iowa on November 19, 1940. Dorothy became a hard working homemaker with nine...
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Virginia Smith

January 17, 2015

Virginia M. Smith, 93, of Woodbine died at Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Hobert and Elvira (Waldron) Salisbury, Sr.; husband, Herman Smith; son-in-law, Raymond (Pete) Dilley; and great granddaughter, Serenity Garrison. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Dilley of Woodbine; two grandchildren; two great...
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Anita (Walker) Carson

January 15, 2015

Anita Faye Carson was born on October 25, 1936, near Woodbine, Iowa to Leonard and Lila (Towne) Walker. She attended country school and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1955. She then attended Wayne State College for one semester before starting work at Northern Natural Gas. On September 16, 1956, Anita married LaVerne Carson at the First Christian Church in Woodbine. In 1964, Anita became...
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Ray Lyman

January 10, 2015

Raymond Bert Lyman was born September 10, 1923, to Bert and Florence (Nichols) Lyman near Dunlap, Iowa. Ray was raised on a farm south of Dunlap where he attended country school. Ray began his farming career with his father. On October 9, 1943, Ray married Burlette Leytham in Logan, Iowa. The couple farmed the Lyman family farm south of Dunlap, which became a century farm in the 1990s, until...
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Othel Adams

January 4, 2015

Othel Lewis Adams, 93 of Omaha died Sunday January 4, 2015, at Skyline Health Center. Othel was born August 19, 1921, to Florence (Burch) and Charles H. Adams Sr. He attended school in Woodbine, and served in the Army signal corps during WWII. On February 14, 1943, he married Lora Mae Walde. He was in farming and trucking, worked at Roberts Dairy, Max I. Walker cleaners, and was a car...
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Ed Berens

January 4, 2015

Edward Leonard Berens was born November 7, 1936, to Henry and Rena (Datterl) Berens in rural Dunlap, Iowa. He attended country school and then entered the United States Marines. Ed married Meridel Janice Myers on January 12, 1962 at the First Christian Church in Onawa, Iowa. The couple made their home in Dunlap. Ed worked at Benjamin's Gas Station and as a farm hand for Dave Rannells. He then...
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Tom Epperson

June 29, 1936 - January 2, 2015

On Friday evening, January 2, 2015, Tom Leo Epperson was welcomed into Heaven by his loving parents and older siblings. Tom grew up on a small farm in Magnolia, Iowa, and met his wife in a small town in the Magnolia state. His life was as steady as a Magnolia tree and as tender as a Magnolia bloom. Born June 30, 1936, to Roy and Nellie Cody Epperson, Tom was the youngest of 11 children. He...
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Beverly (Sandage) Hall

December 30, 2014

Beverly Ann (Sandage) Hall was born July 1, 1958, to Dean and Roberta (Vandivort) Sandage in Moorhead, Iowa. She was raised in the Dunlap and Soldier area and attended school in both of the communities. Bev graduated from Dunlap High School in 1976. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Wayne State College in Physical Education, Safety Education, and coaching. She went on to earn her Master's of...
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Howard Willis

December 27, 2014

Howard Kelly Willis was born August 15, 1936, in Moorhead, Iowa to Charles and Treva (Kelly) Willis. He was raised in Woodbine and attended country school. Howard worked at IBP for 10 years, Wausau Homes for one year, and then at the Woodbine Elevator for 18 years. Howard loved his family. He enjoyed following the rodeo circuit, where he rode bulls in his younger years, and he carried on...
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Rita Hartwig

December 26, 2014

Rita Mae Hartwig was born on April 15, 1927, to James and Ruth (McEvoy) McHugh in Allen Township in Harrison County, Iowa. She was raised near Woodbine and Moorhead and attended country school in both areas. Rita married Harold "Bubby" Hartwig on January 24, 1947, in Dunlap, Iowa. The couple lived their entire lives in the Dunlap area. Rita worked at the Dunlap Locker, for Gayle McNelly and...
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Monica Honaker

December 25, 2014

Monica Joan (O'Connor) Honaker was born October 21, 1940 to Laurence and Monica (Manion) O'Connor in Dunlap, Iowa.  She was raised in the Dunlap area and she graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in Dunlap in 1958. She then attended nursing school in Council Bluffs and became a registered nurse. She was a registered pediatric nurse and critical care nurse at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs...
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Annie (Hardy) Mills

December 24, 2014

Annie Rea (Park) Hardy Mills was born on November 12, 1918, in Ireland to Agnes Park. Annie and her mother came to the United States when she was three years old on the White Starline Ship. They settled in the Dunlap and Woodbine area where Annie's mother was a housekeeper for her Uncle Tom Park. Annie went to country school and then Dunlap Public School. Annie's mother married Bill Stump....
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Rick Tiffey

December 23, 2014

Richard "Rick" Eugene Tiffey, Jr., was born September 5, 1956, to Richard and Mardine (Racobs) Tiffey, Sr. in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was raised in Missouri Valley and graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1975. He attended Refrigeration & A/C Schooling. He then received a Business Degree from Iowa Western. He worked for J.C. Penny's in the service department and then at Data Trans...
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Harold Burkhart

December 21, 2014

Harold Everett Burkhart was born November 14, 1918, to Paul and Minnie (Coleman) Burkhart in Harrison County south of Magnolia, Iowa. He attended Calhoun School and acquired an eighth grade education. Harold held various farm jobs before entering the army in 1941 serving his country while stationed in England. After his honorable discharge in October of 1945, Harold purchased a Harley Davidson...
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Rev. DeeAnn Klapp

December 19, 2014

Rev. Dr. DeeAnn (Smith) Klapp was born September 23,1951, to Donald Irving and Ann Marie (Bollinger) Smith in Bay Shore, New Jersey. Her growing up years were spent on the east coast, mostly in New Jersey. She enjoyed dancing, painting and playing her beloved vibraphone. She graduated top of her class from Boonton High School and went on to attend the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks...
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Dennis Swenson

December 7, 2014

Dennis Lee Swenson was born August 1, 1941, to George and Rachel (McHenry) Swenson in Ute, Iowa. Dennis' father died in July of 1942. Dennis' mother married Dean Davis in 1943. Dennis grew up in the Dunlap area and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1959. He attended a community college in Brookings, South Dakota. He then joined the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country from 1960 ~ 1964...
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Ted Grandmont

December 7, 2014

Theodore Emil Grandmont was born August 2, 1933, in Lawrence, Massachusetts to Theodore and Helen (Fisher) Grandmont. Ted grew up in the Andover, MA. He later moved to Haverhill, MA and worked as a meat cutter. Ted proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. After his honorable discharge he moved to Omaha where he met Judy Blackman. Ted married Judy on October 29, 1965, in Poughkeepsie, NY....
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Richard "Dick" Alton

January 12, 1930 - November 18, 2014

Richard Eugene "Dick" Alton was born In Malvern, IA on January 12, 1930 to Clarence and Barbara (Lang) Alton. Dick spent his early childhood in the Malvern, Iowa area and then moved out west to Cheyenne, Wyoming and Fort Collins, Colorado before coming back to Harrison County where he met his future wife. Richard married Hazel Holsapple on October 12, 1951. He then entered the US Army with a rank...
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Lois Foutch

November 15, 2014

Lois Irene (Wharton) Foutch was born on March 2, 1914, to James Elmer and Ava Grace (Burress) Wharton northeast of Woodbine, Iowa. Lois attended Normal School in Woodbine, graduating in 1931. Lois taught school for two years and then married Wayne Dwight Foutch on March 9, 1936. The couple lived north of Woodbine for two years, south of Dunlap for four years, and then to a farm east of Woodbine...
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Eugene Sherer

November 12, 2014

Ward Eugene Sherer was born on September 27, 1943, to Ward and Esther (Behrends) Sherer in Little Sioux, Iowa. He was raised on a farm near Pisgah and graduated from Pisgah High School in 1961. Gene received an associate's degree in accounting and worked for Dewey Chevrolet in Omaha and the Logan Mill before entering the nursing home business. On April 27, 1968 Gene married Linda Killpack in...
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Carl Behm

November 9, 2014

Carl Bernard Behm was born on December 17, 1934, to Frank Delbert and Nellie Irene (Hobbs) Behm in Modale, Iowa. He attended school in both Missouri Valley and Dunlap at St. Joseph Catholic School. Carl proudly served his country in the United States Army for three years in Germany. In February of 1959, Carl married Janice Barnum at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Carl worked for Farris Trucking,...
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Robert Pryor

November 8, 2014

Robert George Pryor, 76, of Phoenix, Arizona died on November 8, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on November 5, 1938, to Arthur Frederick and Amanda Johanna (Volkens) Pryor Sr., in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was raised in Missouri Valley, Iowa and attended school there. On April 23, 1960, Robert married Sally Newland in Woodbine, Iowa. Robert and Sally lived in LaVista, Nebraska for 25...
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Shirley Navrude

March 9, 1938 - November 7, 2014

Shirley Mae (Hatcher) Navrude was born March 9, 1938, to LeRoy and Lula (Hatcher) Hatcher in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Shirley was raised between Logan and Missouri Valley, Iowa and graduated from Logan High School in 1956. She then took one year of schooling at a business college in Omaha, Nebraska. Shirley met Harold Navrude on a blind date and on June 7, 1954, the two were married. The couple...
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Dorothy Barry

October 28, 2014

Dorothy Jean (Waldemer) Barry was born on August 25, 1929, to Michael and Alleyne (Lyon) Waldemer near Pisgah, Iowa. Dorothy grew up near Pisgah and attended country school. She graduated from Pisgah High School and then attended Simpson College and was awarded her teaching certificate. Dorothy was a substitute teacher for several years. On May 26, 1950, Dorothy married Lawrence Barry in Woodbine...
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Charlie Mumm

October 20, 2014

Charles Joseph Mumm was born on April 21, 1935, to Peter and Frances (Gross) Mumm near Earling, Iowa. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Earling. Charlie started farming in the Earling area, and on September 10, 1957, Charlie married Verla Rau in Manilla, Iowa. The couple continued to farm between Dunlap and Earling, Iowa. Charlie also drove a truck S & S Trucking, Erlbacher Brothers, and...
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Laverne Williams

October 19, 2014

Laverne David "Whimpy" Williams was born on February 10, 1928, to Clyde and Clementine (Plambeck) Williams near Portsmouth, Iowa. He attended grade school at Hemlock School west of Portsmouth and high school in Persia, Iowa until his father's illness required Laverne to work on the farm. On September 13, 1948, Laverne married Darlene "Enie" Lyons at the Lutheran Church in Avoca, Iowa. In 1949...
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Judy Schiltz

March 29, 1946 - October 13, 2014

Judy Kay (Farris) Schiltz was born in Little Sioux, Iowa to Charles and Ruby (Caldwell) Farris. Judy graduated from West Harrison High School in 1964. On July 20, 1964, Judy married Kenneth Schiltz in Logan, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Brenda, Paul and Larry. The couple lived in Omaha where she worked for the First Federal Reserve Bank. They then lived in various towns in...
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Mary Ann Kenkel

October 10, 2014

Mary Ann Kenkel was born on March 13, 1925, to Bernard Sr. and Caroline (Mumm) Kenkel in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised in Dunlap where she attended St. Joseph Catholic School and then the family moved to Woodbine when she was a sophomore and she graduated from Woodbine High School in 1943. Mary Ann took the Normal Training and taught school. She eventually earned her degree from the University of...
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Kenneth LaVerne Dunlop

October 7, 2014

Kenneth LaVerne Dunlop was born November 18, 1923, to Alfred and Winnie (Wall) Dunlop in Colome, South Dakota. When he was six or seven years old the family moved to the Moorhead-Pisgah area and then back to South Dakota. He graduated from Springfield, South Dakota High School. Kenny proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He served in the Philippines and Hawaii. On February 7,...
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Kathleen Ellison

October 5, 2014

Kathleen Fay Ellison was born September 9, 1928, in Harrison County, Iowa to Irving and Opal (McHenry) Bamford. She graduated from Woodbine High School and then worked for Boyer Valley Telephone Company in Woodbine for 13 years. On September 9, 1950, Kathleen married Bernie Ellison at the Christian Church parsonage in Logan, Iowa. The couple lived in Woodbine since they were married. ...
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Maurine Lehan

October 5, 2014

Maurine Rose (Klein) Lehan was born May 4, 1917, to George and Katie (Muschitz) Klein in Persia, Iowa. She was raised in Persia and Earling, Iowa and attended school in Earling at St. Joseph Catholic School. Maurine worked on the farm with her parents. On February 15, 1938, Maurine married John Lehan at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earling. The couple farmed in Shelby County ~ between Earling...
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Kathryn "Katie" (Botos) Randall

September 27, 2014

Kathryn "Katie" (Botos) Randall was born March 16, 1923, to Paul and Rosalia (Emrie) Botos in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Katie attended school in Missouri Valley and she graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1941. She then attended Dana College and received her teaching degree. Katie taught in the country school in Old Town Missouri Valley and Honey Creek, Iowa. She then taught in Missouri...
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Doris Hildreth

September 26, 2014

Doris Gayle (Moore) Hildreth was born April 2, 1941, to Lewis and Aleta (Jensen) Moore in Onawa, Iowa. She was raised in Moorhead and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1959. Doris married Bernard Hildreth on May 15, 1959, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They lived in Council Bluffs for one and one half years before moving to a farm near Pisgah, Iowa. Doris worked as the manager for the Job Service...
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Doris Woodward

September 22, 2014

Doris Byrle (Crabb) Woodward was born September 5, 1924, to Floyd and Ada (Coffman) Crabb at their home in Little Sioux, Iowa. Doris and her twin sister, Deloris, were the youngest children in this family. Doris graduated from the Little Sioux High School in 1942. Bonnie (Nuzum) Martin and Doris stayed with Doris' cousin, Mike Powell, in Missouri Valley to attend Northern Iowa Extension...
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Ralph Ellsworth

September 18, 2014

Ralph Edward Ellsworth was born October 31, 1921, to Neal and Florence (Semler) Ellsworth in Trinidad, Colorado. The family moved to Arkansas where he grew up around the Pea Ridge area. He was inducted in 1942 into the Army Air Corps during WWII. He went through basic training in St. Petersburg, Florida, radio school in Chicago and gunner school at Tyndall AFB, Florida. Upon completion of...
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Lucille C. Crilly

September 14, 2014

Lucille Catherine Crilly of Dunlap, Iowa, was born September 7, 1922 in Galland's Grove, Shelby County, Iowa, east of Dunlap, Iowa to Charles and Lavonna Thompson. She was the oldest child in a family of five children. Her father died in 1937 at the age of 43 after suffering over ten years with a brain tumor. Lucille and her siblings would help their mother by delivering baked goods door to door...
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Frances Burmeister

September 13, 2014

Frances Anna (Purdy) Burmeister was born on January 14, 1925, to Harry and Elizabeth (Doughty) Purdy in Madison, Nebraska, She attended school in Madison. After she graduated from high school she enrolled in cosmetology school in Lincoln. She worked in both Lincoln and Madison. Frances married Carl Roy Burmeister in Madison, Nebraska on October 12, 1952. To this union three sons were born,...
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Jerry Baldwin

September 4, 2014

Gerald Laverne "Jibs" Baldwin was born June 14, 1959, to Fritz and Mary Alice (Sullivan) Baldwin in Denison, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap, Iowa and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1977. He then attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1981 with a degree in Business and Political Science. On May 29, 1981, Jerry married Denise Lapke at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap and the...
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Virginia Donn

September 3, 2014

Virginia May (Barry) Donn was born November 17, 1925, to Orville and Olga (Johnson) Barry on the Barry family farm near Woodbine, Iowa. Virginia spent the first year of her life in her baby buggy in the barn as the barn was being built. She was raised near Woodbine and attended country school and graduated from Woodbine Normal School in 1943. She then taught at the Barry Country School, Lincoln...
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Terry Sorey

August 30, 2014

Terry Lee Sorey was born May 1, 1951, to Ralph and Marian (Condron) Sorey in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was raised in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1970. Terry farmed near Woodbine and then worked at the Rock Quarry, was a truck driver for Scribner where he received many driving awards and then worked at Vulcan Industries in Missouri Valley, Iowa for nearly 20 years. Terry...
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Gerald Hicks

August 29, 2014

Gerald Lawrence Hicks was born December 4, 1918, to William and Edith (Mitchell) Hicks in Willow Township, west of Dunlap. Gerald attended country school #7 until the 8th grade. He then helped his parent's farm for a few years. On May 5, 1941, Gerald moving to Buffalo, New York and was employed with the Curtis Wright Corporation and worked on airplanes until October 1942. He then enlisted in the...
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Janice Peterson

August 25, 2014

Janice Marie (Schaefer) Peterson was born September 16, 1939, to Alfonso and Irene (Weber) Schaefer in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised in Dunlap and attended country school west of Dunlap. She graduated from Dunlap High School in 1957. Jan married her high school sweetheart, Jack Peterson, on September 19, 1957, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple lived in Council Bluffs and Omaha. Jan worked at...
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Lawrence Mac Makinen

August 20, 2014

Lawrence Russell "Mac" Makinen was born April 25, 1935, in Eveleth, Minnesota to Sakri and Hilda (Moilanen) Makinen. He was raised in the Sparta Location in Minnesota and graduated from Gilbert High School in 1953. Mac proudly served his country in the U. S. Army & Air Force. Mac married Judy Ann Daugherty on February 19, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Woodbine. The couple lived in...
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Verna Thompson

August 17, 2014

Verna Raye (Merritt) Thompson was born November 8, 1935, to Marian and Erma (Nelson) Merritt in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised in Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School. Verna married Avery Junior Thompson on May 3, 1957, in Luverne, Minnesota. The couple lived in Dunlap. Verna was a waitress at the Gold Slipper and she worked in the laundry room at Dunlap Nursing & Rehab Center. Verna...
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Richard Mann

August 3, 2014

Richard Wayne Mann was born January 29, 1962, to Max and Gerry (Speake) Mann in Omaha, Nebraska. He started school in Woodbine and then when he was in third grade the family moved to Missouri Valley and he attended school there. Rick began working in the construction and carpenter business. He also proudly served his country in the US Navy. Later on he took a job dismantling old ships. On...
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Terry Francis

July 26, 2014

Terry Lee Francis, 59, of Logan went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014, after having bravely fought cancer for the last 15 months. The son of Oscar and Florence (Roberts) Francis, Terry was born April 6, 1955, and graduated from Lo-Ma High School with the class of 1973. He enjoyed working with his father in road construction for a number of years, mainly in western Nebraska....
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Anna Clausen

July 10, 2014

Anna Ethel (Adams) Clausen was born February 19, 1913, in Washington D. C. to Linwood and Ethel (Burch) Adams. She died on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center in Clarion, Iowa. When Anna was three years old she moved with her parents and two sisters to a farm in Orange County, Virginia. In March of 1919 the family moved to a farm near Woodbine, Iowa. Anna received her...
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Audrey Girton

June 27, 2014

Audrey Nell Girton was born July 1, 1935, on a farm near Magnolia, Iowa. Audrey was born to Dean and Martha (Freymuller) Girton. She graduated from Magnolia High School in 1953. Audrey attended college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After a year a college she moved to Council Bluffs and worked at Taffee's Drug Store with her aunt, Marie. Audrey started working at Western Bell Telephone in 1956. She...
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John Schwab

June 27, 2014

John Francis Schwab was born July 24, 1940, in rural Harrison County, Iowa to Carl Leonard and Mary Sophia (Flynn) Schwab. John attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Dunlap through the 8th grade and graduated from Dunlap Community School in 1958. After graduation, John attended Commercial Extension Business School in Omaha, Nebraska and then returned to farming in Dunlap until July of 1963...
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Lynn Smith

June 21, 2014

Lynn Paul Smith was born February 24, 1959, to Paul and Jan (Fox) Smith in Denison, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1977. He started farming and working at the Boyer Valley Plant near Denison. On February 14, 1981, Lynn married Greta Sisson at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The couple was blessed with a son, Erik. Greta died in 1986 while pregnant with twins...
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Howard Stephens

June 18, 2014

Howard Ernest Stephens was born on September 14, 1927, to Bryant and Vera (Townsel) Stephens in Almyra, Arkansas. He was raised in Hope, Heber Springs and Little Rock, Arkansas. Howard married Donna Means in August of 1966. Howard drove truck, was a mechanic and welder. He worked in the garage and sewer department for the City of Omaha. At one time he operated a motel in North Platte, Nebraska...
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Merle Kepford

June 14, 2014

Merle William Kepford was born July 25, 1921, near Magnolia, Iowa to Leon and Gretchen (Galland) Kepford. When Merle was seven years old the family moved to the Dunlap area. Merle attended Vinland Country School and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1939. On June 2, 1945, Merle married Katherine "Kitty" Fienhold. Merle has lived on the same farm since 1944. Merle was baptized as a...
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John White

June 4, 2014

John Michael White was born July 24, 1956, to Robert and Dorothy (Adams) White in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was raised in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1975. He then attended Dana College for two years. John married Karen Guse in 1982 in Omaha, Nebraska. John worked at First Data for 27 years. He then worked for Interstate Breads (Hostess & Wonder Bread) until 2012. Due to...
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Mary Inez Simon

June 1, 2014

Mary Inez (Lynch) Simon was born July 17, 1913, to Earl and Kathryn (Holland) Lynch in Vail, Iowa. She was raised in the Vail area and graduated from St. Anne's Catholic High School in Vail. Inez married Clair Simon on March 27, 1940, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Vail. The couple lived in various locations during World War II and then settled in Dunlap in 1944. Inez kept the books for Johnny...
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Carol Morrison

May 28, 2014

Carol Rae (Mackey) Morrison was born February 3, 1944, to James Earl and Mabel Byrd (Trimble) Mackey in Woodbine, Iowa. She was raised in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1960. On December 9, 1960, Carol married Donald "Bill" Morrison at the Woodbine Presbyterian Church. While Bill was in the Navy, the couple spent some time in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After Bill's honorable...
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Merril McElwain

May 22, 2014

Merril David McElwain was born in Denison on April 12, 1927, to Ora and Gladys (Farley) McElwain and raised in Woodbine, where he graduated from high school in 1945. Shortly after, Merril enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving two separate stints between 1945 and 1952 on bases throughout the country, beginning with the Martin bomber plant at Offutt in Omaha. A lifelong aircraft enthusiast, he...
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Virginia Burke

May 18, 2014

Virginia Anne (Gilmore) Burke was born June 21, 1919, in Council Bluffs, Iowa to George and Anna (Horrigan) Gilmore. She moved to Dunlap when she was in high school, and graduated from St. Joseph High School. On September 16, 1940, she married Joseph Burke. He died on October 14, 1982. Virginia worked as a cook at St. Joseph Catholic School and the Dunlap Public School. She was famous for her...
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Martin Smith

May 11, 2014

Martin Henry Smith was born on March 31, 1923, in Crawford County, Iowa to Silas H. and Ruth (Hazen) Smith. Martin graduated from Dunlap High School in 1943. On November 21, 1942, Martin married Lois Thompson in Papillion, Nebraska. Martin served in the US Navy for 2 ½ years during World War II. After his discharge Martin went to work for Charlie Sweetman then the John Deere Dealership in Dunlap...
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Dale Mether

September 3, 1936 - May 7, 2014

Dale Larry Mether was born September 3, 1936, to Edwin and Vera (Barkoff) Mether in Woodbine, Iowa. He was raised on a farm near Woodbine. Dale attended country school and then Woodbine Normal School and graduated in 1954. After graduation Dale proudly served his county by joining the United States Army in 1955. He was honorably discharged in 1957. On September 8, 1959, Dale married Phyllis...
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Michelle Mitz Zaiser

May 3, 2014

Michelle Ann "Mitz" (Bruck) Zaiser was born on February 6, 1968, to William and Darlene (Assmann) Bruck in Harlan, Iowa. She was raised in Harlan and graduated from Harlan High School in 1986. During high school she worked at Nub's Pub. Mitz then attended Steward School of Hair Design in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She worked part time in the Younker's Beauty Shop and then at her own shop in Portsmouth...
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Richard Heistand

April 26, 2014

Richard Leroy Heistand was born august 13, 1951 to Elvin and Norma ( Nordaker) Heistand in Pisgah, Iowa. Richard was raised south of Soldier and graduated from East Monona High School in 1969. He was baptized and confirmed in the Soldier Lutheran Church. After high school Richard tried his hand at farming with his dad and decided that farming wasn't for him. Richard became an accomplished...
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Judy Cohrs

April 21, 2014

Judith Ann (Niles) Cohrs was born February 14, 1941, to Earl and Herma (Donn) Niles at her family's farm northwest of Magnolia. She was raised near Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1959. On September 19, 1959, Judy married Robert Cohrs. Besides being Bob's farming partner for life, Judy also worked at Perfection Press in Logan in the bindery for approximately 22 years. ...
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Fred Sturgill

April 14, 2014

Fred Allen Sturgill was born February 9, 1920, to William and Lucinda (Allen) Sturgill in rural Leslie County, Kentucky. He was raised in Leslie County and attended country school there as well as the Berea, Kentucky Boarding School. He then moved to Ohio and worked at Mosler Safe Company. Fred married Rose Dixon on March 7, 1947, in Newport, Kentucky. The couple moved to Ohio and then back to...
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Pat Hawn

April 2, 2014

Darrell Patrick Hawn was born on August 2, 1934, to Henry Joseph and Lola Audrey (Jones) Hawn in Dunlap, Iowa. He attended country school and St. Joseph Catholic School in Dunlap graduating in 1954. He then farmed with his father and sold Watkins Products. Pat moved to Missouri Valley and worked for the Omaha World Herald and then was dispatcher for the City of Missouri Valley. After his mother...
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Pearl Custer

April 2, 2014

Pearl Irene (Hulsebus) Custer was born in a farm house north east of Ortonville, Minnesota on January 27, 1914, to John Albert and Pauline Wilimina (Mielke) Hulsebus. She lived her life to the age of 100 years, two months and six days. Pearl spent her first few years in Minnesota before her family moved to a farm near Defiance, Iowa. She attended country school in Shelby County through fourth...
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Lula Hatcher

March 15, 2014

Lula Mae (Hatcher) Hatcher was born January 17, 1917, in Post, Texas to William Riley and Effie Mae (Nuzum) Hatcher. Lula started her education in Texas and then the family moved to South Dakota and then to Iowa. Lula married LeRoy Hatcher on November 26, 1937, in Papillion, Nebraska. The couple made their home between Logan and Missouri Valley. They later moved into Logan. Lula worked at Dow's...
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Shirley Michael

March 4, 2014

Shirley Grace (Young) Michael was born August 29, 1922, near Woodbine, Iowa to LeRoy "Dick" and Undine "Una" (Holeton) Young. She grew up in the Woodbine area and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1939. She was a clerk at Sibel's Store, Moore Brothers and also taught country school. On March 1, 1942, Shirley married Dale Michael at Zion Lutheran Church in Magnolia. The couple lived north of...
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Deb Caddell

March 2, 2014

Deborah Lynn (Heikes) Caddell was born August 5, 1967, to Robert and Judy (Janshen) Heikes in Rock Rapids, Iowa. She was raised in Ellsworth, Minnesota and Sioux Center, Iowa. Deb graduated from Sioux Center High School in 1985. Deb worked at Harkers Frozen Foods in Sioux Center. On September 16, 1989, Deb married Larry Caddell in Logan, Iowa. The couple made their home in Woodbine. Deb worked...
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Jerry Spotts

February 24, 2014

Jerald Elwood Spotts was born August 28, 1945, in Dunlap, Iowa to Elwood and Viola (Sullivan) Spotts. Jerry grew up in the Dunlap area, attended St. Patrick's Catholic School, and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1964. At the age of 18, after being hospitalized for three months, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Jerry worked for the State of Iowa as a controller for nine years until...
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Arlene Barnum

February 20, 2014

Arlene Joye (Richards) Barnum was born September 3, 1920, near Irwin, Iowa to George and Bertha (Will) Richards. She grew up in the Irwin area and graduated from Irwin High School. Arlene married Cloyce Shepard in July of 1940 and the couple was blessed with two children, Lyle and Sandra. The family lived in various locations in Iowa and Missouri. Arlene worked at the Barnum Produce and as an...
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Patsy Gray

February 17, 2014

Patsy Rae (Stewart) Gray was born October 28, 1933, to Dean B. and Josephine E. (Kopp) Stewart in Dunlap, Iowa. Patsy was raised in the Dunlap area and attended school in Dunlap. On December 19, 1949, Patsy was united in marriage to Cyril Everett Gray. The couple farmed in Moorhead and later moved back to the Dunlap area where they continued farming until Cyril's death in 1984. Patsy stayed on...
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LeRoy Stevens

February 15, 2014

LeRoy Dean Stevens was born April 28, 1930, to Harry and Mabel (Katzenberger) Stevens near Woodbine, Iowa. He grew up in the Woodbine and Moorhead areas and attended country school. He started farming with his parents, and he later obtained his GED. LeRoy proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1948-1951. After his honorable discharge LeRoy married Virginia Renz on May 2, 1954. Virginia...
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Dorothy Hein

February 4, 2014

Dorothy Lorraine (Pryor) Hein was born August 13, 1919, to Harry and E. Irene (Cruise) Pryor on a farm southeast of Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised near Dunlap, attended Mill Creek Country School, and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1937. Dorothy married Ralph Hein on March 16, 1938, at the Broadway United Methodist Church Parsonage in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple farmed for three years...
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Beulah Mulligan

February 4, 2014

Beulah Harriet (Sharp) Mulligan was born December 18, 1918, to Harry and Olga (Olsen) Sharp in Dow City Iowa. She was raised near Dow City and attended school. Beulah then went to work in Missouri Valley, Iowa. On May 12, 1937, Beulah married Benton William Mulligan at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. Father Walker was the presiding priest. The couple lived in Dunlap. Beulah worked for...
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Jim Hickey

February 1, 2014

James LeRoy Hickey was born August 16, 1933, to Alice (Behm) and James P. Hickey in rural Woodbine, Iowa. He died February 1, 2014, at the Douglas County Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 80 years, five months and 16 days. Jim grew up in Woodbine and attended both elementary and high school in the community. He graduated at the age of 16 and started his career at the Woodbine Twiner...
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Jim Woodard

January 31, 2014

James William Woodard was born July 15, 1932, to Joe and Alice (Teager) Woodard in Logan, Iowa. He was raised in Logan and attended public school. Jim helped out at the family farm and at the age of 19 he began driving a truck for the quarry in Logan and then for Orville Hicks. He and his dad helped build the Fort Randall Dam in South Dakota. Jim then returned to trucking and drove for Irving F....
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Pat Krohn

January 26, 2014

Patrick David Krohn was born May 11, 1937, in Galesburg, Illinois to Floyd and Eugenia (Woolsey) Krohn. He was raised in East Galesburg and attended school at East Galesburg Elementary and Knoxville High School. He operated the Gulf Gas Station in East Galesburg with his brother, Bub. He also served as the Fire Chief in East Galesburg for 20 years. In 1959, Pat married Sandra Voeller; to this...
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Betty Jane Wingrove

January 26, 2014

Betty Jane (Brasel) Wingrove was born May 15, 1932, to Earl and Thelma (Walworth) Brasel in Dow City, Iowa. She was raised in the Dow City area and graduated from Dow City High School in 1950. She worked at Mutual of Omaha. Jane married Jack Wingrove on November 11, 1951, at the chapel at Denison's United Methodist Church. While Jack drove trucks, the couple lived in Omaha, Dunlap, and Cheyenne,...
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