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Elmer Alfred Wells, the son of Alfred and Evalyn (Wilhelms) Wells, was born November 9, 1935, in Estherville, Iowa. He died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 69 years, six months and 22 days.

Elmer graduated from Estherville High School in 1953.

On January 21, 1968, Elmer was united in marriage to Betty Bryant in Wallingford, Iowa. To this marriage two children were born, Scott Alan and Marcia Kay. Elmer was employed at Golden Sun Feeds, Estherville Sand and Gravel, Beck Excavating and Rohlin Construction for thirty years until his retirement in 2003. In his leisure time Elmer enjoyed many things, fishing, being outdoors, doing puzzle books and most especially spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Grateful for having shared Elmer's life are his wife of thirty-seven years, Betty of Estherville; one son, Scott Alan Wells of Boise, Idaho; one daughter, Marcia Kay Dallmann and her husband, Gary of Estherville; four grandchildren, Mathew and Madalyn Wells of Boise; Cheyenne and Caitlin Dallmann of Estherville; one brother, Donald Wells and his wife, Dianna of Britt, Iowa; one sister, Betty Rosburg and her husband, Richard of Estherville; mother-in-law, Helen Bryant of Estherville; sisters-in-law, JoAnn Prange and her husband, Loren of Overland Park, Kansas; Marlys Bryant of Estherville; one brother-in-law, Larry Bryant and his wife, Cassie of Estherville; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Elmer in death were one granddaughter, Taylor Kay Wells who died March 11, 2005 and his parents.


Pastor Paul Wiegman, Officiating

"How Great Thou Thou Art" by the Congregation
"One Day At A Time"
"Borning Cry"
by Jim Doyle
Linda Wiegman, Organist

Mathew Wells Cheyenne Dallmann
Madalyn Wells Caitlin Dallmann
Taylor Kay Wells

Keith Rosburg Rick Rosburg Jay Rosburg
Tim Wells David Wells Greg Paulson

East Side Memorial Cemetery
Estherville, Iowa

Funeral Home
Henry-Olson Funeral Home and Crematory
401 N. 7th Street Estherville, IA 51334
Tel. (712) 362-2646
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