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Mary M. Axon

May 1, 1928 - August 20, 2017

Mary Mildred (Nelson) Axon, the daughter of George and Mary (Leffler) Nelson, was born on May 1, 1928, in Goldfield, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1945. Mary then attended Eagle Grove Junior College and received her teacher's certificate and taught in the Liberty Township Country School for two years. On April 30,...
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Arthur Berkenes

December 31, 1922 - August 19, 2017

Arthur Eli Berkenes, the son of Peter and Caroline (Pearson) Berkenes, was born December 31, 1922, in Kinsman, Illinois. He attended Holmes Country School before graduating from Clarion High School and began farming with his father. In 1943, Art and his father moved to a farm southwest of Kanawha. On December 30, 1944, Art was united in marriage to Helen Johanna Eliason at the Little...
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Jim Johnson

April 24, 1946 - August 14, 2017

James Robert Johnson, the son of Willard "Ole" and Ruth (Petersen) Johnson, was born on April 24, 1946, in Hampton, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Hampton High School in 1964. Jim attended Luther College in Decorah for one year and then he volunteered for the United States Marine Corps being indoctrinated 03 March of 1966, served in the Vietnam War as...
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H. Arlene Sampson

February 17, 1918 - August 8, 2017

Helen Arlene (Hansen-Bell) Sampson, the daughter of Peter and Mathilda (Swanson) Hansen, was born on February 17, 1918, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was raised and attended country school in the Fort Dodge and Badger area. Arlene married Gordon Bell on December 19, 1941 and they lived in Kanawha until he joined the Army in 1942 and he was lost at sea on February 7, 1943. On October 2...
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Earl "Bud" Sorensen

February 11, 1931 - July 26, 2017

Earl "Bud" Leroy Sorensen, the first born son of Hans Christian and Mildred (Halgrim) Sorensen, was born in Goldfield on February 11, 1931. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth and graduated from Goldfield High School in 1948. Bud was an avid baseball player – both in high school and the town teams (his uniform was sponsored by "Whyte & Sons"). He attended Cal Poly Tech in San...
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Vernon C. Krull

January 17, 1935 - July 26, 2017

Vernon Claud Krull, the son of Claus and Pearl (Gustin) Krull, was born January 17, 1935, in Titonka, Iowa.On November 12, 1955, Vernon was united in marriage with Janice Lee Rodgers.Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Ades of Goldfield; son Jim Krull (Becky) of Dawson; daughter, Brenda Ball (Kenneth) of Shreveport, LA; daughter, Pam Clark (Spoon) of Clarion; ten grandchildren and many great...
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Carl Olsen

April 8, 1922 - July 16, 2017

Carl Ludvig Olsen, the son of Lewis and Hattie (Wickerink) Olsen, was born on April 8, 1922, on the family farm near Vincent, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth. Carl served in the United States Navy from September 18, 1942 until his honorable discharge on January 22, 1946. On November 15, 1946, Carl was united in marriage with Marjorie Johnson in Fort Dodge....
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Dale M. Smith

April 22, 1938 - July 14, 2017

Dale Marcellous Smith, son of Virgil and Faye (Griffith) Smith, was born on April 22, 1938 in Goldfield, Iowa. He was raised and educated there and graduated from Goldfield High School in 1956. On August 2, 1957, Dale was united in marriage with Ruby Jayne Anderson at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove. Dale and Ruby enjoyed traveling in their 5th wheel camper to Montana,...
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George B. Hogenson

December 9, 1924 - July 12, 2017

George Bennett Hogenson, son of the late Ben and Henrietta (Jenison) Hogenson, was born at home December 9, 1924 in Belmond, Iowa. He was raised and educated there until attending the University of Iowa and its College of Medicine. On August 25, 1948 George was united in marriage with Mary E. Black. The couple moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa where George practiced medicine for forty-two years...
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Ted H. Lawson

January 26, 1968 - July 8, 2017

Theodore "Ted" Henry Lawson, the son of Earl G. and Peggy E. (Martin) Lawson, was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on January 26, 1968. He was raised and educated in Goldfield, graduating with the last class to graduate from Goldfield High School in 1986. Ted worked for the Meredith Corporation/Neo Data/EDS located in Clarion for many years. He most recently worked for Amwood Building...
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Carroll J Sabin

April 18, 1945 - July 1, 2017

Carroll John Sabin, the son of Leo Thomas and Dorothy Viola (Jennings) Sabin, was born April 18, 1945, in Algona, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Algona and moved to Eagle Grove in 1979. On January 5, 1974, Carroll was united in marriage with D. Kay Moulton, at the United Methodist Church in Algona. The couple made their home and raised their five children in Algona and Eagle Grove. ...
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Steve J. Olson

July 25, 1961 - July 1, 2017

Steven John Olson, the son of Alvin and Elaine (Chentland) Olson, was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on July 25, 1961. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating with the "Class of 1979". Steve was an active member of FFA during high school. In 1981, he graduated from ILCC in Emmetsburg with a Farm Management Degree. On July 26, 1986, Steve married Melanie Powell at Grace...
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Betty L. Huffaker

January 19, 1931 - June 28, 2017

Betty LaVonne (Hilpipre) Huffaker, the daughter of Edmund and Margaret (Bohy) Hilpipre, was born January 19, 1931, in Woolstock, Iowa. She graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1948. Betty married Dale Parker on November 14, 1947, in Wisconsin and they later divorced. She married Dean Huffaker on September 17, 1964, at Omaha, Nebraska and they later divorced. Betty prepared...
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Steve W. Christian

February 24, 1948 - June 28, 2017

Steven Wayne Christian, the only child of Albert Wayne and Marvel Deanne (Rodgers) Christian, was born on February 24, 1948, in Sac City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Lake View Auburn High School in 1966. On September 29, 1968, Steve was united in marriage with Marilyn E. Pierce in Auburn, Iowa. The couple made their home in Lake View...
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Barbara Kay Abbott Peterson

October 6, 1936 - June 16, 2017

Forest City – Barbara Kay Abbott-Peterson, 80 of Forest City and formerly of Eagle Grove died peacefully Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Eagle Grove United Methodist Church, 421 West Broadway, Eagle Grove, Iowa 50533 with Pastor Michael Slininger of Faith United Methodist...
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Mel Lehman

August 30, 1934 - June 15, 2017

Melvin Ervin Lehman, the son of Ervin H. and Frieda (Licht) Lehman, was born on August 30, 1934, on the family farm in Humboldt County, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the Thor area, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1953. On November 28, 1954, Mel was united in marriage with Jean Torkelson, at Ullensvang Lutheran Church in Thor. The couple made their home and raised nine...
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Dale "Pops" Stephens

July 2, 1953 - June 5, 2017

Dale "Pops" Lee Stephens, the son of Don M. and Ilys Ione (Griffith) Stephens, was born on July 2, 1953, in Clarion, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Goldfield, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1972. On October 10, 1981, Dale married Natalie Poncin in Goldfield and to their union, a son David was born. They later divorced in 1997. Dale enjoyed his 33 years of...
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Mary D. Thompson

November 18, 1921 - June 5, 2017

Mary Deloris (Graves) Thompson, the daughter of Edward and Pearl (Griffith) Graves, was born on November 18, 1921, in Goldfield, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1941. On July 12, 1947, Mary was united in marriage with Arnold "Hans" Thompson at the Methodist Parsonage in Blue Earth Minnesota. They were blessed with three...
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Ron Gustafson

February 6, 1945 - June 1, 2017

Ronald Reuben Gustafson, the son of Reuben and Gwendolyn (Walgren) Gustafson, was born on February 6, 1945, in Harcourt, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Central Webster High School in Burnside in 1963. He then attended Fort Dodge Community College. On April 20, 1968, Ron was united in marriage with ClaraJo Danielson at the Zion Lutheran Church...
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Richard Voss

February 9, 1936 - May 27, 2017

Richard (Dick) Lester Voss, the youngest son of seven siblings, of Albert and Amy (Johnson) Voss, was born on February 9, 1936, on the family farm south of Eagle Grove, Iowa. He attended country school and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1954. Dick served in the Iowa Army National Guard, Company C, 747th Maintenance Battalion. Dick met his future wife, Sharon Sweeney at the...
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Charles "Chuck" Johnson

October 31, 1927 - May 20, 2017

.Charles J. Johnson, the son of Charles A. and Bessie C. (Nelson) Johnson, was born on October 31, 1927, in Badger, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth. Chuck served in the United States Navy on the USS Kershaw APA-176 in Yokosaka, Japan during W.W.II from March of 1945 until his honorable discharge in December of 1947. On November 6, 1949, Chuck married Norma Lee...
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Ronald R. Derscheid

February 22, 1940 - May 13, 2017

Ronald Robert Derscheid, the son of Robert and Esther (Madson) Derscheid, was born on February 22, 1940, on the family farm west of Eagle Grove, Iowa. He attended country school and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1958. Ron served in the Army National Guard. On February 24, 1968, Ron was united in marriage with Ellen C. Mitchell at the United Methodist Church in Eagle Grove....
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Shirley M. Sorensen Campbell

December 28, 1928 - May 12, 2017

Shirley Maxine (Caquelin) Sorensen Campbell, the daughter of Henry and Cecile (Sadler) Caquelin, was born on December 28, 1928, on the family farm east of Woolstock, Iowa. She attended country school for 8 years and graduated from Woolstock High School in 1947. After graduation, Shirley worked for F. W. Woolworth and Fred Hayne Printing Services in Webster City. On January 20, 1950,...
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Louis A. Pinkele

May 15, 1918 - May 1, 2017

Louis August Pinkele, the son of Jules F. and Helene` (Hazemann) Pinkele, was born on May 15, 1918, in rural Woolstock, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, attending country school at Troy Township. On September 9, 1943, Louis was united in marriage with Geneva Gearhart at Eagle Grove. The couple made their home and farmed near Woolstock until 1952 when they moved...
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Janet M. Bard

May 27, 1934 - April 29, 2017

Janet Mae Alma (Cran) Bard, the daughter of Granville and Vivian A. (Caspersen) Cran, was born on May 27, 1934, in Duluth, Minnesota. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Denfield High School. On August 26, 1956, Janet was united in marriage with Harold Bard at Duluth, Minnesota. Janet was a member of the Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church....
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Mary J. Clabaugh

July 11, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Mary Joan Clabaugh, the daughter of Elmer and Norma (Hassebrock) Van Langen, was born July 11, 1935, Kamrar, Iowa. She was a 1952 graduate of Kamrar High School. Mary attended AIB in Des Moines. On July 27, 1958, Mary was united in marriage to Lee Clabaugh at the First Presbyterian Church in Kamrar. Together, Mary and Lee raised their family in the Hamilton and Wright County area. Mary...
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Scott Edward Ellsworth

June 25, 1923 - March 15, 2017

Scott Edward (Ed) Ellsworth was born at home in Eagle Grove, Iowa, son of Scott M. and Ruth N. (Pletcher) Ellsworth, on June 25, 1923. He was baptized by immersion in the Boone River in Troy Township. Growing up he worked in the shop of his father's car dealership. In high school, he was an over-the-road driver, transporting cars from Detroit. On the football field, he earned the nickname "Blitz"...
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Orville D. Steffenson

May 19, 1928 - March 9, 2017

Orville Duane Steffenson, the son of Andrew Martin and Myrtle Gray (Chapman) Steffenson, was born May 19, 1928, on a farm north of Goldfield. He grew up in rural Goldfield attending Liberty #6 Country School and was baptized and confirmed at the Holmes Lutheran Church. Orville received an honorable discharge after serving in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1950-1952. On...
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Jerry M. Timmerman

August 23, 1939 - March 9, 2017

Jerry Mervin Timmerman, the son of Henry and Greone (Kessler) Timmerman, was born August 23, 1939, in Elma, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating in 1957 from Eagle Grove High School. He lived in Saratoga for 5 years, Woolstock, and Eagle Grove for 43 years. Jerry worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad on tie and rail gangs throughout Iowa, retiring in 1988. Upon...
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John Patrick Shehan

November 18, 1940 - March 8, 2017

John Patrick Shehan, 76 of Eagle Grove, Iowa, died on Wednesday, March 8, at the Trinity Regional Medical Center, in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. The family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday March 12th from 2-5 PM at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove. Funeral service will be held Monday March 13th at 10:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove. Foust Funeral Home (www.foustfh...
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Tracy LeRoy Erickson

May 28, 1961 - March 5, 2017

Tracy LeRoy Erickson (Bull), the son of LeRoy G. and Susan B (Haviland) Erickson, was born on May 28, 1961, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised in Eagle Grove and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1979. On December 16, 1989, Tracy was united in marriage to Peggy Spitler in Reno, Nevada; Tracy has lived in the community of Eagle Grove his entire life. Tracy was a passionate man who...
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Archie M. Willard

August 22, 1930 - February 25, 2017

Archie Marion Willard, 86, of Eagle Grove, passed away just before midnight on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Hospice of the Valley, Lund Home in Gilbert, Arizona. Archie suffered a severe stroke on January 27, 2017, while spending the winter in Mesa, Arizona. Despite a valiant effort at rehabilitation, he was never able to fully recover and was transitioned to hospice care on February 24,...
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Bret F. Allen

March 25, 1961 - February 23, 2017

Bret Floyd Allen, the son of Merle F. and Roberta J. (Ingertson) Allen, was born on March 25, 1961, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove. Bret served in the United States Marines from 1979 to 1982. On March 29, 1991, Bret was united in marriage with Lorrie Schreiber in Clarion. The couple made their home in Eagle Grove. Bret worked a number of years for...
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LaVonne D. Dooley

April 10, 1926 - February 23, 2017

LaVonne Doris Dooley was born April 10, 1926, in Fairview, South Dakota to Matt Andrew and Marie Elizabeth (Huser) Martinson. After her schooling in Inwood, Iowa, she went to Cleveland, Ohio to become a teletype operator. She was transferred to Seattle, Washington near the naval base where she met and married Marvin Dooley on June 7, 1946. They had six children. When Marvin was called...
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Elmer H. Olson, Jr.

August 15, 1924 - February 20, 2017

Elmer Harold Olson, Jr. the son of Elmer H. and Gornelia (Peterson) Olson Sr., was born August 15, 1924, in Thor, Iowa. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1942. On June 3, 1951, Elmer was united in marriage to Shirley Hayek in Callender, Iowa. They lived in Vincent for 9 years and Moorland for 9 years before moving to Eagle Grove in 1968. Elmer was a member of Eagle Grove...
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Michaela Danielle "Mikki" (Shelton) Frankford

December 12, 1993 - February 15, 2017


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Kathy A. Jewell

June 29, 1946 - February 12, 2017

Kathleen Anne (Gilligan) Jewell, the daughter of James and Helen (Loftus) Gilligan, was born on June 29, 1946, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was a graduate of LuVerne High School in 1964. Following high school, Kathy worked for the Bell Telephone Company in Mason City. There she met David Roberts and they were united in marriage on June 22, 1965, in Livermore. To this union, two sons were born,...
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Mabel O. Odland

November 25, 1922 - February 10, 2017

Mabel Odella (Jacobson) Odland, the daughter of Carl and Carrie (Knudson) Jacobson, was born November 25, 1922, in her parent's home on a farm near Badger, Iowa. On February 22, 1946, Mabel was united in marriage with Irvin Milo Odland, at the Trinity Lutheran Church near Humboldt. Mabel helped manage a dairy, grain and livestock farm with her husband for 37 years – farming near...
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Katinka "Kitty" Fevold

April 6, 1920 - January 26, 2017

Katinka "Kitty" (Larson) Fevold, the daughter of Torvald and Clara (Olson) Larson, was born on April 6, 1920, on the family farm outside of Thor, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Thor High School in 1938. On February 12, 1939, Kitty was united in marriage with Leo G. Fevold, at the Lutheran Church parsonage in Badger. The couple lived and...
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Gilbert H. Smith

June 17, 1927 - January 23, 2017

Gilbert Harmon Smith died on January 23, 2017 in Eagle Grove, Iowa at the age of 89. Gilbert was born on June 17, 1927 in Stamford, New York to Grace Lovisa (Vedder) Smith and Thomas Howard Smith. The second of three sons, he grew up on his family's dairy farm in Roxbury, New York, amidst the verdant Catskill Mountains. He attended school in Roxbury, where he also participated in sports,...
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Robert P. Hansen

June 9, 1908 - January 12, 2017

Robert Paine Hansen, the son of Magnus and Mabel (Paine) Hansen, was born June 9, 1908, in rural Goldfield. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth and graduated from Goldfield High School in 1925. Robert married Eloise Hawkins on April 7, 1933, at her parent's home in Goldfield. Robert farmed in the evergreen neighborhood, near Goldfield for 40 years. He retired and moved to...
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Mary Lou Johnson

January 8, 1938 - January 10, 2017

Mary Lou (Kist) Johnson, the daughter of Eugene and Estaline (Smith) Kist, was born January 8, 1938, on the family farm outside of Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1955. In 1959, Mary Lou was united in marriage with Roger Johnson and they had two sons, Roger and Kendall. They later divorced. Mary Lou...
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Scott E. Strain

March 9, 1941 - January 8, 2017

Scott Eugene Strain, the son of Allen D. and Phyllis M. (McCormick) Strain, was born on March 9, 1941, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1959. He attended the University of Iowa, studying graphic design. Scott was a graphic arts instructor for Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and owned his...
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Dale Bolger Frohling

February 27, 1933 - January 4, 2017

Dale Bolger Frohling, the son of George and Hazel (Bolger) Frohling, was born February 27, 1933, in Webster City, Iowa. After graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1951, he was drafted to serve with United States Army from 1952-1954. On September 24, 1956, Dale was united in marriage to Joan Mohr in Tucson, Arizona. The couple lived on and farmed the family farm north of Woolstock...
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Dolores "Dee" Buhner

May 1, 1922 - January 2, 2017

Dolores Valaine Buhner, the daughter of Ephraim and Mattie (Stockdale) Halgrim, was born May 1, 1922, on a farm near Thor. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1941. On May 1, 1943, Dolores was united in marriage to Clarence Buhner at Ullensvang Lutheran Church in Thor. Dolores and Clarence made their home on Fishers...
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Lucille M. Thompson

August 3, 1926 - December 28, 2016

Lucille Maxine (Wegner) Thompson, the daughter of Emil and Margaret (Vehrs) Wegner, was born August 3, 1926 in Aspinwall, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Manning High School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Drake University. She taught in rural schools and in Perry, Iowa before moving to Eagle Grove where she taught...
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Tom A. Bachel

August 27, 1953 - December 28, 2016

Thomas Alan Bachel, the son of Lloyd and Barbara (Roscoe) Bachey, was born August 27, 1953, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1971. Tom then attended Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. On May 3, 1975, Tom was united in marriage with Diana Burr, at the Church of Christ in Webster City. The...
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Marilyn A. Marshall

November 24, 1941 - December 20, 2016


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Jim Nelson

July 1, 1946 - December 19, 2016

James William Nelson, the son of Donald and Frances (Kammerer) Nelson, was born July 1, 1946, at Primghar, Iowa. He attended high school in Sutherland, Iowa. On February 19, 1966, James was united in marriage to JoAnn Kvale at Holmes, Iowa. They have lived in Goldfield for 48 years. James worked for Hagie Manufacturing for 38 years as an accountant, retiring in 2010. He was a...
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Beverly A. Brayton

December 10, 1930 - December 19, 2016

Beverly Ann Brayton, the daughter of Delbert and Ada B. (McClosky) Jones, was born December 10, 1930 in Colo, IA. She graduated from Otho High School and attended two summers at Iowa State University for Food Service Director. On December 14, 1950, Beverly was united in marriage to Donald Brayton at Wahoo, NE. Beverly lived in Colo for 6 years, Stanhope for 3 years, Otho for 9...
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Paul R. Anderson

May 14, 1930 - December 18, 2016

Paul Richard Anderson, the son of George and Antonia (Hoveland) Anderson, was born May 14, 1930, in Belmond, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1950. On November 2, 1958, Paul was united in marriage with Zella Jared in Fort Dodge. The couple made their home in Eagle Grove and raised two daughters, Ginger and Teresa...
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Evelyn D. Wergeland

June 12, 1929 - December 18, 2016

Evelyn D. Wergeland, the daughter of Alvin and Hazel (Odland) Halgrim, was born June 12, 1929, in Norway Township near Eagle Grove. Evelyn taught 4th grade at Lela Howland Elementary School in Eagle Grove. She was an active member of her church and in the community. Evelyn passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at her home in Eagle Grove at the age of 87 years. She was preceded...
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Jane "Honey" Spangler

June 22, 1921 - December 13, 2016

Mary Jane "Honey" (Derscheid) Spangler, the daughter of Glen and Edith (Norem) Derscheid was born in Eagle Grove, Iowa, on June 22, 1921. Honey attended Eagle Grove Schools, graduating with the "class of 1938". Upon graduation from the Des Moines American Institute of Business (AIB) in 1940, Honey went to work for Maytag in the stenographic dept. In 1942 she moved to California and worked for...
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Kelli K. Feske

February 1, 1965 - November 22, 2016

Kelli Kathleen (Davidson) Feske, the daughter of Edward and Bonnie (Reed) Davidson, was born on February 1, 1965, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Corning, graduating from Corning High School in 1983. While in high school, Kelli was a member of the FFA and Powder Puff Racing at the Adams County Speedway. She then attended Southwestern Community College in Creston. ...
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Louise Russell

August 27, 1930 - November 18, 2016

Louise Russell, the daughter of Earl and Nellie (Paulson) Benton, was born on August 30, 1930, in Dows, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1948. Louise was united in marriage to Leo F. Russell on September 18, 1948, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove where they were both members of the church. They lived and...
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June R. Knutson

June 6, 1922 - November 9, 2016

June Rose (Way) Knutson, the daughter of Frank and Alfarata (Mosher) Way, was born June 6, 1922, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She graduated from Eagle Grove High School with the Class of 1940. On September 21, 1942, she was united in marriage at a double ring ceremony to Kermit E. Knutson in Trenton, MO. Also getting married was Kermit's sister, Ione to Francis Grandeorge. To the union of...
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Gloria H. Anderson

February 9, 1928 - November 8, 2016

Gloria Hope (Fevold) Anderson, the daughter of Wilmer and Kathleen (Nesheim) Fevold, was born February 9, 1928, in Badger, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1946. She taught country school for two years and then received her 2 year degree from Waldorf College and taught in Humboldt for two years. On June 3, 1950,...
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Stanley J. Ganzeveld

December 26, 1944 - November 7, 2016

Stanley John Ganzeveld, the son of George and Louise (Pogge) Ganzeveld, was born December 26, 1944, in Renwick, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1963. He served in the Army National Guard from November 5, 1962 until his honorable discharge on November 4, 1968. Stan also served as a part-time police officer in Goldfield until...
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Gary L. Pohlman

January 24, 1941 - November 2, 2016

Gary Lee Pohlman, the son of Clyde and Mary (LaBus) Pohlman, was born January 24, 1941, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove. He later attended Iowa Central Community College to become an accountant. In 1961, Gary was united in marriage to Janet (Roush) in Clarion, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Michael E. Pohlman of Iowa Falls and Monica L....
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Norma F. Scott

April 10, 1925 - October 29, 2016

Norma Florance (Larson) Scott, the daughter of Emanuel "Manny" and Caroline (Larson) Larson, was born April 10, 1925, in Mankato, Minnesota. The family moved to the Eagle Grove area in 1930, where she was raised and educated. Norma worked in the ship yards in Vancouver, WA during W.W.II as a welder. In 1944, Norma married Elmer Barkis and he died in a boating accident in 1945, three...
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Virginia Mae Anderson

January 8, 1923 - October 18, 2016

Virginia Mae (Thorn) Anderson, the daughter of Walter and Clara (Hill) Thorn, was born January 8, 1923, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1941. On December 29, 1941, Virginia was united in marriage with Alfred "Bud" Anderson in Bethany, Missouri. After their marriage, the couple lived on farms north of...
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Phyllis C Sholly

February 28, 1932 - October 14, 2016

Phyllis Catherine (Miller) Sholly, the daughter of Lawrence and Catherine (Ver Hoeff) Miller, was born February 28, 1932, in Alton, Iowa. She graduated from Paullina High School in 1950 and then attended AIB in Des Moines. Phyllis was united in marriage to Kenneth Sholly on June 24, 1953, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland, Iowa. The couple and their family made their home...
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Bill Norton, Sr.

January 15, 2016 - October 11, 2016

Ronald William Norton, Sr., the son of Perry and Nettie Norton, was born January 15, 1932, in Webster City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth. On September 30, 1952, Bill was united in marriage with Linda F. Frakes in Baltimore, Maryland. Bill served in United States Navy during the Korean War entering on May 4, 1951 and was honorably discharged on April 25,...
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Fern B. Knight Schultz

April 6, 1921 - October 10, 2016

Fern Bernice (Mickelson) Knight Schultz, the daughter of Michael and Annie (Odson) Mickelson, was born April 6, 1921, in Randoll, Iowa on the family farm. Fern was united in marriage to Lynn L, Knight on January 1, 1941, in Goldfield, where they lived and raised their three children: Jerry, Sharon and Larry. Lynn preceded her in death on June 27, 1993. Fern married Donald Schultz...
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Nadine Sturtz

November 6, 1929 - October 5, 2016

Iris Nadine (Lind) Sturtz, the daughter of Charlie and Mary Ella (Carpenter) Lind, was born November 6, 1929, in Boone, Iowa. Nadine graduated from Boone High School in 1947 and then attended The Iowa School of Beauty, graduating in 1948. Nadine was united in marriage to Maurice LeRoy Sturtz on April 9, 1950 and they had three children: Steven, Marcia and Sherilyn. They moved to Eagle...
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Doris Solheim

July 4, 1926 - September 28, 2016

Doris Solheim, the daughter of Amos and Theoline (Johnson) Wagner, was born July 4, 1926, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. Doris attended rural schools and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1944.On March 29, 1947, Doris married Martin Solheim. Survivors include her sons, Ronald and Mark Solheim; daughters, Janice Danbom and husband Jim and Shirley Meyer and husband Jerry; grandsons, Bradley and...
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Emmett J. Cooney

May 25, 1948 - September 21, 2016

Emmett James Cooney, the son of Joseph L. and Lois M. (Hoyle) Cooney, was born May 25, 1948, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Marengo, graduating from Iowa Valley High School in 1966. Emmett then graduated from Webster City Junior College in 1968. On October 5, 1968, Emmett was united in marriage with Kristin Doolittle in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Emmett entered the...
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Tom G. Christopher

May 11, 1947 - August 24, 2016

Thomas Gene Christopher, the son of Russell G. and Delores M. (Egesdahl) Christopher, was born May 11, 1947, in Clarion, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1966 and then received his Associates Degree from Iowa Central Community College. On October 2, 1976, Tom was united in marriage to Marla Roberts in Humboldt. They made their...
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Henry E. Shriver

March 25, 1955 - August 9, 2016

Henry E. Shriver, 61, of Eagle Grove, lost his courageous battle with ALS, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove. Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Henry Emil Shriver IV, the son of Henry G. and Lucile ...
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Ryan C. Ahrens

January 29, 1986 - August 8, 2016

Ryan Ahrens, 30, of Eagle Grove, formerly of Watseka, IL, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, Monday, August 8, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, following a courageous 3 ½ year battle with cancer. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove. There will also be a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Baier...
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Clarice "Be" Hanson

August 16, 1920 - August 7, 2016

Clarice Ida "Be" (Rohweder) Hanson, the daughter of Adolph and Alma (Lassig) Rohweder, was born August 16, 1920, in Little Rock, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Little Rock High School in 1938. She then graduated from Morningside College with a Music/English Major and was a member of Kappa Phi Alpha Sorority. On October 16, 1943, Clarice was...
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Daniel J. Bromley

February 29, 1956 - August 6, 2016

Daniel Joseph Bromley, was born February 29, 1956. He was adopted by Gerald and Marguerite (Miller) Bromley. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove – attending Sacred Heart Grade School and graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1974. He worked for EDS in Clarion for over 20 years. Dan was a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Cardinals. ...
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Gary A. Lalor

October 23, 1952 - July 30, 2016

Gary Alan Lalor, the son of Harry "Archie" and Dorothy E. (Dibble) Lalor, was born October 23, 1952, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1971. Gary joined the Eagle Grove Fire Department in 1969 and has served as Chief since 1993. On January 10, 1975, Gary was united in marriage with Janice Hanus in Eagle Grove. The couple made their home in Eagle Grove...
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Theresa L. Staley

October 13, 1964 - July 24, 2016

Theresa Louise Staley, the daughter of John and Gloria A. (Romer) Staley, was born October 13, 1964, in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from Eagle Grove High School "Class of 1983". Theresa received her Cosmetology Degree from Burnell's School of Cosmetology in Fort Dodge. Theresa lived in Colorado Springs, CO, Lincoln, NE, Boone and Des Moines and returned to Eagle Grove and opened "Hair By...
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Agnes J. Pressler

August 4, 1923 - July 22, 2016

Agnes Jeanette (Lindaas) Pressler, the daughter of Alfred and Nellie (Weltha)) Lindaas, was born August 4, 1923, in Thompson, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School. On November 15, 1941, Agnes was united in marriage with George W. Pressler, in Unionville, MO. The couple made their home on a farm near Woolstock until George...
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Wade M. Jones

July 24, 1980 - June 25, 2016

Wade Mathew Jones, the son of Gerald and Mary Jo (Campbell) Jones, was born July 24, 1980, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He graduated from Clarion-Goldfield High School "Class of 1999". Wade worked for Jet Co in Humboldt, Hagie Manufacturing in Clarion and most recently, Mertz Engineering in Webster City. Wade loved hanging out with his friends, hunting, fishing and of course – anything...
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Cindy J. Hanson

April 23, 1953 - June 25, 2016

Cynthia Jeanne (Engman) Hanson, the daughter of Carl and Mabel Lorraine (Blair) Engman, was born April 23, 1953, in Dayton, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Dayton and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1972. Cindy worked as a CNA for many years in various nursing homes and in 1992, she graduated from ICCC, as a Registered Nurse and continued to care for the elderly. ...
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Gene Berg

February 25, 1931 - June 23, 2016

Eugene R. Berg, 85, died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Services will be held on Monday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove, IA. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow services at Mt. Calvary cemetery in Eagle Grove. Gene was born February 25, 1931, the son of Edwin...
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Jody M. Mericle

February 2, 1959 - June 18, 2016

Jody Marie Bjornson was born February 2nd, 1959 to Robert and Eldene (Ellsworth) Bjornson. Jody grew up in Eagle Grove and was an Eagle Grove High School graduate, "Class of 1977". She married Doug Cellan on April 30th, 1977. They later parted ways. Jody worked several jobs throughout the years, but her joy was found in raising her children Jaime and Ryan. She was known...
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Robert J. "Bob" Ryan

October 11, 1928 - June 11, 2016

Robert J. 'Bob' Ryan, age 87, of Rapid City and formerly of Eagle Grove, Iowa, passed away at Rapid City Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Robert James Ryan, the son of Eric and Alma (Swanson) Ryan, was born October 11, 1928, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1947. Robert graduated from Barber...
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Raynard L. Jones

September 10, 1925 - May 24, 2016

Raynard LeRoy Jones, the son of Walter and Ada (Knight) Jones, was born September 10, 1925, in Liberty Township, Wright County, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1943. Raynard served in the United States Army during W.W.II. On September 17, 1947, Raynard was united in marriage to Rogene Wampler, at the Little Brown Church...
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Harold Kvale

March 13, 1924 - May 23, 2016

Harold Kvale, the son of Helmick and Lena (Olson) Kvale, was born March 13, 1924, on the family farm east of Goldfield, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth. Harold completed the 8th grade but then had to help his family with the farm. On March 9, 1947, Harold was united in marriage to Iona H. Lund. They farmed near Eagle Grove for several years and then in 1960,...
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Dorothy M Abels

May 8, 1929 - April 24, 2016

Dorothy May (Losh) Abels, the daughter of Harry R. and Lena May (McGrath) Losh, was born May 8, 1929, in Clarion, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Clarion High School in 1947. On November 8, 1947, Dorothy was united in marriage with Eugene R. Abels at the Presbyterian Church in Clarion. The couple made their home in Kanawha, where they farmed...
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Jean Merryman

March 13, 1926 - April 10, 2016

Jean Merryman, the daughter of Durwood and Bessie Mae (Embry) Dickens, was born on March 13, 1926, in Nashville, Tennessee. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from North High School. On May 15, 1945, Jean was united in marriage with Leo Merryman in Nashville. They moved to Webster City in 1957, when Leo was transferred with Morton Foods. Jean retired...
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Marion J. Smith

December 3, 1934 - March 27, 2016

Marion Jean Smith née McCoy, 81, died in Eagle Grove, Iowa on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. Marion was born on December 3, 1934, in Des Moines, the daughter of the late Carl H. McCoy and the late Bessie H. McCoy née Burgin. She grew up in Des Moines and graduated from high school in 1952. She was employed as a secretary for Northwestern Bell in Des Moines from 1952, until 1956. She married...
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Sterling J. Anderson

February 1, 1925 - March 18, 2016

Sterling Jennings Anderson, the son of Benjamin and Clara (Quam) Anderson, was born February 1, 1925, in Jewell, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth – moving to Story City in 1937 and graduated from Story City High School – Class of 1942". Sterling served in the United States Army during W.W.II. Sterling was united in marriage to Eleanor Marie Abrahamson on...
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William "Bill" Widestrom

September 16, 1939 - March 16, 2016

William "Bill" C. Widestrom, 76, of Eagle Grove, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Survivors include his wife Karen Widestrom of Eagle Grove, IA; devoted daughters Lori (Chris) Smith and grandchildren Alec, Emily, and Abbey of Naples Florida; Paula (Tom) Volk and grandchildren Collin, Madison, and Will of Andover, MN, and Katie ...
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Julien Joy Back

December 28, 1931 - February 28, 2016

Julien Joy Back, the daughter of Edmund and Elda (Musefeldt) Gaskill, was born December 28, 1931, in Manning, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the Audubon area, graduating from Audubon High School in 1950. Julien was united in marriage to Donovan Back on May 19, 1952, in Audubon, Iowa. Julien worked as a secretary for Farm Bureau Insurance in Audubon for 12 years and...
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Charles Lee Darland

December 29, 1946 - February 27, 2016

Charles Lee Darland, the son of Erwin L. and Margaret I. (Baker) Darland, was born December 29, 1946 in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was educated in Eagle Grove and joined the United States Navy shortly after. A Vietnam Veteran, Charles spent 20 years traveling the world while serving his country. Charles was a member of the V.F.W. in Eagle Grove and enjoyed traveling, fishing, golfing,...
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Gail Myers

April 16, 1951 - February 24, 2016

Gail Hildegarde (Olson) Myers was born April 16, 1951 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of C. Hildegarde and Carl Severin Olson of Thor, Iowa, where the family farmed for many years. Gail completed her elementary education at the Thor school, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1969. She completed her bachelor's degree in accounting at Buena Vista College and served as an accountant...
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Geraldine B. Sutter

November 12, 1923 - February 17, 2016

​Geraldine Sutter, 92, of Eagle Grove, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, after a brief illness. ​Born in Thor on Nov. 12, 1923, to Ole and Lillian (Peterson) Mandsager, she grew up as a farm girl, the eldest of six siblings, and graduated from Eagle Grove High School. She also attended Eagle Grove Community College. ​Geraldine married Kaleb Sunwall, a high school teacher, in 1943....
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Faye Moser

August 17, 1926 - January 28, 2016

Faye Moser, the daughter of Grover and Gertrude (Fisher) Yoder, was born August 17, 1926, in Woolstock, Iowa. She attended schools in Woolstock, Clear Lake, Des Moines and one semester at Webster City Junior College. Faye was united in marriage to Emile Hanus in 1941 to which three children were born, Jule, Mary and Eddie. Emile died in 1967. In 1969, Faye married Larry Moser who had...
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Anthony M. Bruhl

July 13, 1990 - January 15, 2016

Anthony Mitchell Bruhl, the son of Cecil C. and Diana (Nickelson) Bruhl, was born July 13, 1990, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School, "Class Of 2008". Anthony participated in Wrestling and Cross Country – the team finished 5th in State in 2007. Anthony entered the United States Air Force in May of 2009. He completed...
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Douglas R. Lesher

February 3, 1981 - January 11, 2016

Douglas R. Lesher, the son of Mike and Deb (Daniels) Lesher, was born February 3, 1981, in Clarion, Iowa. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1999 and then pursued his post-secondary career at Iowa Central Community College, Buena Vista University and finished by graduating from the police academy. Doug served five years with the Boone police force. On July 14, 2007, Doug...
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Dorothy Elaine (Schnell) Reichter

October 26, 1932 - December 27, 2015

Dorothy Elaine (Schnell) Reichter, 83, of Goldfield, IA, died Sunday, December 27, 2015, at the Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center. Her visitation will be held Wednesday, December 30th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Foust Funeral Home in Goldfield. The memorial service will be Thursday, December 31st, at 10:30 AM at the Renwick Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery in Goldfield. A...
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Michael A. Christensen

April 21, 1956 - December 4, 2015

Michael Allan Christensen, the son of Donald H. and Lillian K. (Ernst) Christensen, was born April 21, 1956. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1974 and Ellsworth Community College in 1976. Mike was very active in Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He learned a love for the outdoors and all of God's creation and creatures. His special place on earth was the...
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Esther M. Skadburg

November 26, 1918 - November 15, 2015

Esther Mae Skadburg, the daughter of Lars and Marie (Haugland) Moss, was born Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1918, in Norway Township, Wright County, Iowa. She was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church near Kanawha. Esther's family later moved to a farm northwest of Eagle Grove. She was confirmed at Samuel Lutheran Church and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1937. On...
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Marilyn J. Rapp

April 14, 1947 - November 14, 2015

Marilyn Joan (Johnson) Rapp, the daughter of Donald and Helen (Sibrel) Johnson, was born April 14, 1947. On June 15, 1965, Marilyn was united in marriage to Dennis Rapp in Renwick. They lived in Renwick, Clayton, New Mexico for 10 years and in the Eagle Grove area. Marilyn enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing, quilting and all sorts of crafting. Marilyn passed away on Saturday...
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Peggy E. Parker

June 17, 1929 - November 3, 2015

Peggy Eleen (Martin – Summers - Lawson) Parker, the daughter of Lois and Lucille (Newkirk) Martin, and Step-Daughter of Barb Tillie, was born June 17, 1929, in Mecca, Indiana. She was raised by her grandmother, Hattie Newkirk in Kalo, Iowa. Peggy married Howard P. Summers and to this union, six children were born, he preceded her in death. Peggy married Earl G. Lawson and to this...
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Zelma (Rust) Thomas

December 30, 1927 - October 16, 2015

Zelma (Rust) Thomas and her twin sister, Elza, the daughters of Lemuel and Lillie May (Grooms) Rust, were born December 30, 1927, at their home in rural Webster County, Missouri. Zelma attended Sparklebrook and Plank rural Webster County schools, and Niangua and Marshfield High Schools, graduating from Marshfield High School in 1947. On May 18, 1947, Zelma married Bill Thomas at St. Paul...
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