Fouts Funeral Home

Our funeral home is a family owned and operated business. We are large enough to give our families the same service as the largest funeral homes around, yet we are small enough that each family gets the level of attention and care they deserve.


Our Obituaries

Milton Niedermyer

July 5, 1924 - June 19, 2018

Milton Henry Niedermyer was born on July 5, 1924, to Henry and Helen (Hester) Niedermyer at the family home. Milt was raised near Pisgah and he graduated from Magnolia High School. Milt married Mary Epperson on February 28, 1946, at the Pisgah Catholic Rectory. The couple farmed near Pisgah, and their farm has earned the distinction of being a registered 100 year farm. Mary died on June 2, 2013....
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Larry J. Stessman

January 25, 1955 - June 17, 2018

Larry Joseph Stessman was born on January 25, 1955, to Joseph "Jack" and Kathryn (Feser) Stessman at the hospital on base in Fort Benning, Georgia. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Earling for eight years and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1973. After high school he worked numerous jobs before taking a position with Ardan's in Beaumont, Texas. He eventually moved to Laredo,...
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Cecelia Wegner

June 4, 2018

Cecelia Marie (Funk) Wegner was born on November 15, 1933, to Lawrence and Barbara (Windeshausen) Funk in Portsmouth, Iowa. She was raised near Portsmouth and graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1951. Following her high school graduation, Ceil worked at Mutual of Omaha. Cecelia married Walter Joseph Wegner on May 17, 1954, in Portsmouth, Iowa. The couple farmed west of Woodbine. Ceil was...
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Robert Oster

June 3, 2018

The family of Robert L. (Bob) Oster is honoring his wishes not to hold a service. Robert died on Sunday June 3, 2018. Robert L. Oster lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and was a civil engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad Company for 36 years. He married Donna J. Lahr of Dow City, Iowa, on January 14, 1961. Together they raised three children: Robert Ray, Debra Dawn, and Anthony William. ...
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Marie Block-Smith

October 20, 1923 - May 30, 2018

Marie Rose (Kloewer) Block Smith was born on October 20, 1923, to Frank and Anna (Rau) Kloewer in Westphalia, Iowa. She graduated from St. Boniface Catholic School. On May 12, 1943, Marie married Herman Block. The couple farmed near Earling until 1956, when they started farming near Dunlap. The family moved to Dunlap in 1964. Herman died in 1965. In 1990 Marie married Perry Smith. Marie cleaned...
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Joanne Thomsen

May 21, 2018

Rita Joanne (Render) Thomsen was born August 10, 1928, to Gerald and Doris (Wilson) Render in Modale, Iowa. She was raised near Missouri Valley, and she graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1945. Joanne met Keith Thomsen while she was working at a restaurant that Keith came into for lunch. The couple got married on September 9, 1946, and lived just west of Portsmouth. They moved to...
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Darrell Watkins

May 14, 2018

Darrell Dwight Watkins was born on January 30, 1920, in Woodbine, Iowa to Kenneth and Lucy Rose (Bolch) Watkins. Darrell graduated from Woodbine High School in 1938. Darrell was united in marriage to Mary Marcedda Summerfield on August 13, 1942, in Woodbine Iowa. The couple farmed near Woodbine, Moorhead, Dow City and Arion. In 1960 they moved to Arion and built a home. Darrell worked as a...
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Charlene Kline

November 9, 1955 - May 8, 2018

Charlene Kay Kline was born November 9, 1955, to Mildred and Leonard (Malone) Kline in Onawa, Iowa. She was raised in Council Bluffs and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1974. Charlene worked at the A & W Restaurant, Bingo King and American Games all in Council Bluffs. She moved to Missouri Valley and then to Dunlap. She worked in the kitchen at the Dunlap Specialty Care. Charlene...
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Margaret Hamer

May 1, 2018

Margaret Marie (Harmon) Hamer was born on May 7, 1923, to Emmett and Minnie Etta (Outhouse) Harmon in Moorhead, Iowa. The family moved to Pisgah in 1935, where she graduated from high school in 1940. On January 23, 1943, Margaret married Dwight Hamer at the RLDS Church in Omaha. After the couple was married, Dwight was stationed in Amarillo, Texas where they lived for about a year. After he...
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Freeman Vandemark

February 11, 1928 - April 29, 2018

Freeman Albert Vandemark was born on February 11, 1928, to Hoyt and Marie (Trimpe) Vandemark near Dunlap, Iowa in Rabbit Hollow. He was raised near Dunlap and attended school there. Freeman married Iva Radloff on February 25, 1950, at the Methodist Church's parsonage in Woodbine. Freeman farmed most of his life. He also worked at Gary's Ag, Foodland, Agriland FS, and Apotheca. Freeman was...
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Boris Christoff

February 18, 1930 - April 25, 2018

Boris Alex Christoff was born February 18, 1930, to Alex and Ustianka (Petroff) Christoff in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in the Chicago area and graduated from high school. Boris met Shirley Stehlik in Hastings, Nebraska where she was in teaching school. Boris was proudly serving his country in the U.S. Marines at the time. The couple enjoyed 64 years of marriage. Boris' life's work involved...
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Twylia Hinkel

March 8, 1931 - April 24, 2018

Twylia Cleone (Carrigan) Hinkel was born on March 8, 1931, to Lyle and Evelyn (Wallis) Carrigan in Pisgah, Iowa. She was raised near Pisgah and graduated from Pisgah High School in 1948 as the valedictorian. Twylia married Robert Hinkel on March 17, 1949, at the Elder's house. Twylia loved children and ran a daycare from her home. Twylia loved to read, hold babies, and like her mother...
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Dean Gaines

November 10, 1935 - April 17, 2018

Lawrence Dean Gaines was born on November 10, 1935, to Floyd and Pearl (Waterman) Gaines in Fremont, Nebraska. He was an only child, and he was raised and attended school in Fremont. On June 4, 1967, Dean married Leah Spickard in Lincoln, Nebraska. The couple moved to Iowa and bought a farm east of Pisgah. Dean milked cows and farmed that ground for 18 years of his life. He also worked for...
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Clancy Murphy

April 17, 2018

Clancy William Murphy was born on March 22, 1959, to Eugene and Ellie (Arthur) Murphy in Long Beach, California. Clancy's family moved to Ralston, Nebraska when he was two. He attended school in Ralston until his senior year. The family moved to Dunlap, Iowa and Clancy graduated with the class of 1977 from Dunlap High School. On February 14, 1981, Clancy married Karol Davie at her parents' home...
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Betty McAdams

December 18, 1923 - April 11, 2018

Betty Delores (Peterson) McAdams was born on December 18, 1923, to Harry J. and Mary L. (Barnum) Peterson in Logan, Iowa. She attended school, graduated from Logan High School in 1941, and lived her entire life in Logan. Following her high school graduation, Betty took a teaching course of study, but she found that school teaching wasn't for her. She did, however, spend much of her life teaching...
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Maxine Clark

September 10, 1922 - April 5, 2018

Betty Maxine (Reynolds) Clark was born on September 10, 1922, to Alfa and Rosetta (Michael) Reynolds near Woodbine, Iowa. She was the youngest of seven children and attended school in Woodbine. Maxine married Danny Clark on November 30, 1939, in Cameron, Missouri with Maxine's brother Howard officiating at the service. The couple lived in Missouri and Wichita, Kansas before returning to Harrison...
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Cole Edward Clark

July 10, 2017 - April 3, 2018

Cole Edward Clark was born on July 10, 2017, to Eric and Shawna (Lamberson) Clark in Omaha, Nebraska. Cole loved to play peek-a-boo with his blanket, laugh at his brother Korbin, jump in his jumper and fight over the toys with his twin sister Hailee. Cole had his dad's laugh and his mother's attitude. Cole would always flash his smile for you. Cole died suddenly on Tuesday, April 3,...
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Ray Nauroth

April 2, 2018

Raymond Michael Nauroth was born on December 9, 1911, to William and Theresa Ann (Feser) Nauroth near Earling, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap and attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Dunlap. Ray worked on the family farm for a few years. He was working in Lincoln, Nebraska when the United States military called his name. Ray served overseas for 2½ years during WWII. Ray married...
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Tom Murphy

November 3, 1941 - March 31, 2018

Thomas Bernard Murphy was born on November 3, 1941, to Walter and Marguerite (Tierney) Murphy in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap, Iowa, attended school, and graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Dunlap. He then served in the Iowa Army National Guard. On February 19, 1966, Tom married Maxine Quandt at the Catholic Church in Ida Grove, Iowa. The couple farmed and raised hogs to...
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Estal Hinkel

July 26, 1927 - March 25, 2018

Estal Eugene Hinkel was born on July 26, 1927, to Martin and Velma (Carson) Hinkel in Orson, Iowa. He was drafted into the Army on December 31, 1945, and was stationed at Camp Roberts in California and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. He received the WWII Victory Medal before being honorably discharged June 18, 1947. Estal married Neva Jean Hildreth February 5, 1950, in Pisgah, Iowa. The couple...
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Eleanor Homer

May 13, 1914 - March 23, 2018

Eleanor (Hammitt) Homer was born May 13, 1914, to James Charles and Eleanor (Ashton) Homer. Eleanor was raised near Logan, Iowa, attended school and graduated from Logan High School in 1932. Following her graduation she started selling wholesale cosmetics to retail merchants. She traveled extensively by train to accomplish her work. Very few women at that time would have been hired to do this...
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Edna Hull

March 18, 2018

Edna Viola (Melby) Hull was born October 30, 1921, to Adolph and Lena (Evenson) Melby near Moorhead, Iowa. On March 5, 1940, Edna married Leo Dale Hull. The couple farmed in the area. Leo died on September 29, 1998. In October of 2015, Edna became a member of the Dunlap Specialty Care. The kindness of the caregivers will be eternally appreciated. Edna was baptized and confirmed in the...
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Nina Nelson

March 17, 2018

Nina Eleanor (Nelson) Nelson was born April 23, 1915, to James Gregory and Carrie Marie (Nelson) Nelson in Harlan, Iowa. She attended Laurel Elementary School and Harlan High School graduating with the class of 1932. Nina was married to Dale Arden Nelson on November 7, 1935. The couple farmed for three years and then took over Nina's father's dairy operation. Most of their life was spent farming,...
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Helen Hartwig

March 12, 2018

Helen Irene Hartwig was born on March 13, 1927, to William and Cora (Stephenson) Turner in Dow City, Iowa. She was raised in Dow City and graduated from Dow City High School. At age 17 Helen started teaching school, and she taught sixth grade for 27 years in Dow City. Helen married Paul Hartwig on June 5, 1949. Paul died on November 21, 2010. Helen especially loved spending time with her...
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Mary Deupree

October 19, 1952 - March 10, 2018

Mary Helen Deupree was born October 19, 1952, to Lawrence and Helen Deupree in Moorhead, Iowa. Mary graduated from Woodbine High School in 1971. She graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. She taught Home Economics and Art Education in Crawford, Nebraska; Moorhead, Iowa; Red Oak, Iowa, and Malvern, Iowa. Mary also taught Special Education classes in the...
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Ben Ellison

March 5, 2018

Benny Ray Ellison was born on July 6, 1960, to Bernie and Kathleen (Bamford) Ellison in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was raised in Woodbine, attended school and graduated from Woodbine High School with the class of 1978. Ben moved to California and worked in the lettuce fields. He returned to Woodbine and worked at Hedstrom's Concrete and then moved to Texas and worked at a saw mill. In 1986, Ben...
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Gale Oliver

June 13, 1945 - February 23, 2018

Gale LaVerne Oliver was born June 13, 1945, to Glen and Hazel (Johnson) Oliver in Pisgah, Iowa. Gale grew up in the Pisgah area, attended Pisgah Schools, and graduated in the first class at West Harrison High School in 1963. On February 13, 1965, Gale married Vicki Birdsall at the RLDS Church in Pisgah. To this union five girls were born. The couple lived in Mondamin, Orson and then Little...
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Robert Kroll

January 8, 1959 - February 20, 2018

Robert Eugene "Bob" Kroll was born on January 8, 1959, to Henry and Ruth Jean (Renz) Kroll in Denison, Iowa. He was raised in Turin, Iowa and Dunlap, Iowa. He graduated from Dunlap High School in 1977. Robert attended UTI in Omaha in the Auto Body Program. He worked at Ratigan Auto in Missouri Valley, Stoddard Trailers in Dunlap and Farmland in Denison. In the summer of '81, Robert and Jon Chase...
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Maxine Jenson

February 10, 2018

Orpha Maxine (Johnson) Jenson was born October 21, 1929, to Arthur and Edith (Hebb) Johnson in Pisgah, Iowa. Maxine graduated from Pisgah High School in 1947. She attended Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa for two years and graduated from Drake University in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Maxine taught music in Alta, Iowa for two years before moving to Chicago, Illinois. There she...
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Bill Downey

February 9, 2018

William "Bill" Scott Downey was born December 3, 1957, to Robert and Marilyn (Gunn) Downey in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was raised in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1976. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for three years. Most of his time was spent in the Panama Canal area. After Bill's honorable discharge, he started working for the U.S. Post Office in Omaha,...
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LaVerne Hunt

January 4, 1939 - February 9, 2018

LaVerne Hunt was born on January 4, 1939, to Ora and Margaret (Vanderpool) Hunt in Woodbine Iowa. LaVerne attended school and graduated from Woodbine High School with the class of 1957. He started working at Campbell Soup in Omaha. On June 21, 1959, LaVerne married Myrna Alvis at the RLDS Church in Woodbine. The couple lived in Omaha all of their married life. LaVerne proudly served in the...
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Veronica Pauley

February 3, 2018

Veronica Eva (Gau) Pauley was born March 5, 1925, to Chrysant and Anna (Breidenbach) Gau at her home near Portsmouth, Iowa. She was raised in the Portsmouth area and attended school there. Veronica married Ralph Pauley, Sr. on February 27, 1946, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance, Iowa. They farmed near Tennant, east of Panama and near Defiance, Iowa before the family settled near...
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Jake Behrendt

August 24, 1928 - February 3, 2018

Jacob William Behrendt was born on August 24, 1928, to Joseph and Mary Margaret (Windeshausen) Behrendt in Panama, Iowa. He was raised in the Dunlap area and attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Dunlap. Jake proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Jake met Theresa Bissen at a dance in April of 1950 and on October 11, 1950, the couple was married in Earling, Iowa. After his honorable...
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Bill Hicks

July 24, 1954 - February 2, 2018

William Leslie Hicks was born on July 24, 1954, to Orville and Ila (Rief) Hicks in Denison, Iowa. Bill was raised in the Dunlap area and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1972. On April 20, 1974, Bill married the love of his life, Gail Schwarz, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. Bill drove truck until 1983. He then went to work for Cogdill's in Dow City and later in Dunlap for a...
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Janice Allen

July 11, 1944 - January 31, 2018

Janice Kay (Rose) Allen was born July 11, 1944, to LeRoy and Catherine (Kline) Rose in Denison, Iowa. She was raised near Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School. Janice married William "Fonley" Allen on December 23, 1972, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The couple lived in various places before returning to the Dunlap area. Janice worked at Dorothy's Diner in Dunlap, the Dunlap Livestock...
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Richard "Dick" Hanny, Sr.

January 22, 2018

Richard "Dick" Laurence Hanny Sr. was born to Roderick and Winifred Jane (Cousins) Hanny on November 22, 1942, in Erie County, Buffalo, New York. He attended school at Eden Central High School in Eden, New York. He then joined the Air Force, where he proudly served his country for four years. Dick married Barbara Summerfield on May 31, 1964, in Omaha, Nebraska; and was married for over 53...
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Dorothy Nurse

March 5, 1925 - January 12, 2018

Dorothy Maxine (Barnes) Nurse, daughter of James Frederick and Bess (Cuppy) Barnes, was born on March 5, 1925, in Storm Lake Iowa. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1942. Dorothy married Robert Leroy Nurse on June 14, 1947, in Council Bluffs, at the First Christian Church, where she was a member. She worked at Burlington Railroad and Union Pacific...
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Jim Knouse

December 9, 1945 - December 27, 2017

James Rex Knouse was born December 9, 1945, to Rex and Hazel (Mertz) Knouse in Atlantic, Iowa. He was raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1964. After his high school graduation, he worked at Western Electric. This company held his position until Jim's return from proudly serving his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. Jim married...
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Julie Chase

January 9, 1960 - December 24, 2017

Julie Ann (Torgerson) Chase was born on January 9, 1960, to Kenneth and Helen (Goslar) Torgerson in Onawa, Iowa. She was raised in Soldier, Iowa and graduated from East Monona High School in 1978. After her graduation, Julie worked at Stoddard Trailers in Dunlap. She then attended college at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City, Iowa. On April 26, 1980, Julie married Roger Chase at the Soldier...
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Donald Holloway

April 10, 1926 - December 22, 2017

Donald "Buster" Holloway was born April 10, 1926, to John and Vera (Stuck) Holloway in Harrison County, Missouri. Buster moved with his parents and six siblings to Dunlap, Iowa in the 1930s. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years at Simpson's in the State of Washington. Donald retired to Woodbine and then entered the Dunlap Specialty Care Assisted Living in 2016. Donald...
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Justice Mohn

June 10, 1982 - December 16, 2017

Justice Kirk Mohn was born June 10, 1982, to Daniel and Lynn (Skank) Mohn in Atlantic, Iowa. He was raised in Treynor, Iowa and then Woodbine, Iowa graduating with the class of 2000 from Woodbine High School. Justice started working at the beef processing plant in Omaha and then in the union as a window glazer. On December 19, 2003, Justice married Melissa Opal in Council Bluffs. The couple was...
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Bonnie Majerus

July 31, 1944 - December 16, 2017

Bonita Mae (Brookhouser) Majerus was born July 31, 1944, to Leiter and Opal (Roundy) Brookhouser in Woodbine, Iowa. Bonnie was raised in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School. After graduation Bonnie worked at Foodland in Missouri Valley, Iowa and for Western Electric in Omaha. Bonnie married Merlin Whitmore and the couple had one daughter, Kendra. Merlin passed in 1963. Bonnie...
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Jim Thiele

December 4, 2017

James John Thiele was born March 29, 1940, to John and Mary (Geiser) Thiele near Nickerson, Nebraska. Jim was raised near Hooper attending school and graduating from St. Patrick's High School in Fremont, Nebraska. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. After his honorable discharge he attended Omaha University part time while working at a variety of jobs. Jim married Miriam...
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Ronald Schaupp

December 3, 1942 - December 3, 2017

Ronald Irvin Schaupp of Havelock, Iowa formerly of Little Sioux, Iowa died on his 75th birthday on December 3, 2017, at the Pocahontas Manor in Pocahontas, Iowa. He was born December 3, 1942, to Henry and Ruby (Barber) Schaupp in Des Moines, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap, and he graduated from Dunlap High School in 1961. Ron proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for two years serving in...
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Marilyn Grote

May 29, 1955 - November 26, 2017

Marilyn Kay (Schomers) Grote was born May 29, 1955, to Cyril and Verena (Henscheid) Schomers in Harlan, Iowa. She was raised in Westphalia and attended school in Westphalia and graduated from Harlan High School in 1973. Marilyn then attended Hair by Stewarts in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Marilyn started working for The Hair Station and purchased the shop in the late 1970s. Marilyn married Denny...
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Chad Stevens

April 21, 1973 - November 23, 2017

Chad Eugene Stevens was born on April 21, 1973, to Gary and Sue (Ross) Stevens in Missouri Valley, Iowa. He was raised in Mondamin and graduated from West Harrison High School with the class of 1993. After his graduation, Chad did carpentry, mechanic, and electrical work. He also worked with his father in the concrete business and most recently worked at CTI Electronics. Chad loved to...
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Merlin Messenger

June 23, 1935 - November 20, 2017

Merlin Dawain Messenger was born on June 23, 1935, near Woodbine, Iowa to Ralph and Hazel (Sindt) Messenger. He attended country school and Woodbine High School graduating with the class of 1953. Merlin worked for Bell Telephone Company in Norfolk, Nebraska, and returned to Woodbine to farm and work for area farmers. Merlin proudly served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957 and four years in the...
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Ilene Feige

November 15, 2017

Mary Ilene Robinson Feige was born on June 11, 1943, in Logan, Iowa to Glenn and Gertrude (Shepard) Robinson. She attended Woodbine Community Schools and graduated in 1961. Her first job, while still in high school, was cleaning at the Heft Funeral Home. After graduation from Commercial Extension College, Omaha, Nebraska, Ilene held various secretarial and receptionist jobs in Omaha, including at...
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Rita Seda

November 13, 2017

Rita W. Seda was born February 24, 1935, to Charles and Winifred (Ashford) Harper in England. She was raised in the Leiston, England area. Rita met Bob Seda while he was serving in the Air Force and stationed in England. The two were married on October 25, 1952. The couple returned to the states and farmed outside of Dunlap. Rita worked at the Something Special Craft Shop in Dunlap and at the...
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Russ Kurth

November 7, 2017

Russell Gene Kurth was born January 17, 1954, to Paul and Rose Mary (Sherlock) Kurth in LeMars, Iowa. He was raised in LeMars and graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in 1972. He then graduated from Iowa State University in 1977 with a degree in animal science. He worked as a SCS trainee in May 1975 in LeMars. From 1977-1979 he worked in Logan as a soil conservationist. Russ married Peggy...
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Josh Lewis

October 11, 2007 - November 2, 2017

Joshua Thomas Lewis was born October 11, 2007, to Rodney & Candice (McDowell) Lewis in Omaha, Nebraska. The family lived in Carroll, Council Bluffs, Pisgah, and most recently Panama, Iowa. Since Josh was two he was a student at the Iowa School for the Deaf until last year when he started attending Lo-Ma School in Logan, Iowa. Josh was diagnosed with a rare genetic defect at an early age and...
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Bill Harris

October 28, 2017

William Richard Harris was born July 7, 1930, to Lyman and Blanche (Mefferd) Harris in Woodbine, Iowa. He was raised on a farm south of Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1948. During school he worked at Siebels Store and carried papers. After graduation he became a carpenter for CF DeLance. During the Korean War Bill proudly served in the United States Army. Bill, Don Clark, and...
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Ronald Little

October 14, 2017

Ronald Eugene Little was born September 21, 1943, to Lavern and Pearl (Atwell) Little in Blencoe, Iowa. Ron grew up in Blencoe and attended school there. Ron then held various jobs including being a welder at NASA in Florida. Ron married Cheryl Melby on November 14, 1965, at the Soldier Lutheran Church. Ron sold cars for a number of car dealerships, including Baxter's and Bob Anderson Ford in...
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Dick Randall

October 3, 2017

Richard "Dick" Eaton Randall was born on August 11, 1923, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was the oldest son of James Luther and Leola (Silence) Randall. He was raised on the farm and graduated from Ferguson High School in 1939 at the age of 16. Dick honorably served his country, becoming a bombardier and celestial navigator during WWII. He also served during the Korean War and then stayed in the Air...
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Ed Gunia

September 27, 2017

Edward Louis Gunia, Jr. was born August 28, 1937, to Edward and Albina (Zuchniak) Gunia, Sr. in Omaha, Nebraska. Ed was proud to be an SOB (South Omaha Boy). He attended school and graduated from South High School. Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and served in Germany and Rome. On June 7, 1958, Ed married Bonnie Retz at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Ed and Bonnie...
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Michael Calder

September 26, 2017

Michael D Calder was on born May 4, 1935, to Noral D and Marion (Peterson) Calder in Ravenna, Nebraska. Michael was raised near Geneva, Nebraska, attended school, and graduated from high school in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1953. He then attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and graduated with a business degree and worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Michael married Donna Fleming and the...
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Norine Mahlberg

August 16, 1930 - September 25, 2017

Norine Lou (Walton) Mahlberg was born August 16, 1930, to Chester and Margaret (Hicks) Walton in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised by her mother in her grandparents' home, William and Ella Hicks. Norine attended public school in Dunlap where she was active in band, baton, and basketball. She graduated from Dunlap High School with the class of 1947. On October 25, 1948, Norine was united in marriage to...
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Randy Wingrove

November 24, 1960 - September 25, 2017

Randy Robert Wingrove was born November 24, 1960, to William and Carolyn (Mulligan) Wingrove in Denison, Iowa. He was raised in Dow City and attended school there graduating in 1978. After his graduation Randy worked at the Dubuque Packing Plant and then Farmland. He was in an accident in 2000 and became disabled. Randy enjoyed all kids. He was known for getting the kids all riled up. In...
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Ellie Murphy

May 19, 1934 - September 24, 2017

Ellie Ruth (Arthur) Murphy was born May 19, 1934, to Ambrose and Ida Mae (Jarrett) Arthur in Flintstone, Georgia. Ellie's parents died before she was 11 years old so her brother, Charlie, raised her. Charlie served over 30 years in the U.S. Army. While they were stationed in Fort Mammoth, New Jersey, Ellie met Gene Murphy. One week after Ellie's 18th birthday, the couple married. Following Gene's...
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John Kahre

September 19, 2017

John Dean Kahre was born December 27, 1941, to John and Annabelle (Boyd) Kahre in Council Bluffs, Iowa. John was raised in Logan, Iowa and graduated from Logan High School in 1959. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from January 15, 1960 to January 14, 1964. After his honorable discharge, John returned to Logan and went to work for Peter Kiewit. Later on he went to work for Fisher...
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Ed Handke

September 18, 2017

Edward Walter Handke was born March 30, 1935, to Walter and Martha (Roggatz) Handke in Dunlap, Iowa. Ed attended school in the Dunlap area. He enjoyed his career of farming in the Dunlap and Ute, Iowa areas. When Ed wasn't farming, he enjoyed tractors, friends, country music, and dancing. Ed married Joyce Jambrosic on January 20, 1991, in Missouri. She died on February 16, 2007. Ed struggled with...
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Eula Blankenship

September 16, 2017

Eula Vendetta (Adamson) Blankenship was born January 8, 1914, near Panama, Iowa to William G. and Eva Rae (Smith) Adamson. The family moved closer to Woodbine and she attended Douglas Hill, Sunny Glenn, Meadowbrook and Pleasant Valley Schools before entering Woodbine High School and graduating in 1931. Eula stayed at home following graduation to help her mother with the housework and feeding the...
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Suzuko "Suzie" Thomas

September 11, 2017

Suzuko "Suzie" (Matvso) Thomas was born January 10, 1933, to Toshiro and Yoshi (Nakavro) Matvso in Nagasaki City, Japan. She was raised in Nagasaki City and attended public school until she was 15 and later attended night school for three years. Suzie worked for the local post office when she meet Russell Thomas and later married him in December of 1958. The couple moved to the United States in...
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Ruth Ann Casperson

September 11, 2017

Ruth Ann (Kirk) Casperson was born March 21, 1923, to Carol and Hazel (Judd) Kirk in Dow City, Iowa. She attended school in Omaha, Nebraska until the age of seven. The family then returned to the family farm west of Dunlap, Iowa. Ruth Ann then attended school in Dunlap and graduated with honors in 1941. She was in the Glee Club and enjoyed music while in high school. After her graduation Ruth Ann...
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Dwaine Hack

May 17, 1926 - August 30, 2017

Earl Dwaine Hack was born May 17, 1926, to Perry and Juliette (Baldwin) Hack in Dunlap, Iowa. Dwaine attended Kellogg Country School for eight years and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1943. Dwaine worked for Ryde and Company and the Karl Worrell Movie Theater. In July of 1945 he started working as a bookkeeper at the Dunlap Savings Bank under Glen Millard. He then bought his first car in...
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Murlyn Ronk

November 30, 1916 - August 20, 2017

Murlyn Sylvester Ronk was born on November 30, 1916, to Glen and Adella (Pokett) Ronk near Hartington, Nebraska. The family moved to Woodbine in 1920 and then to Dunlap in 1928. Murlyn remained in the Dunlap area his entire life. Murlyn married Lillian Probasco on June 3, 1941. They began their married life on a rented farm east of Woodbine. In 1945 they purchased their own farm southeast of...
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Eula Jeane Roberts

August 15, 2017

Eula Jeane (Rannells) Roberts was born April 8, 1927, to James Arthur and Leeta F. (Calhoon) Rannells near Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised near Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School. After graduation Eula Jeane worked at the Martin Bomber Plant in Omaha, Nebraska. On January 21, 1949, Eula Jeane married Frank Roberts at the Methodist parsonage in Dunlap. The couple farmed their entire lives....
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Wally Brummer

February 9, 1947 - August 4, 2017

Walter Edward Brummer lived his life with faith, hard work, compassion, love of family, and good times. His midwife grandmother, Magdalina (Schaben) Feser delivered Wally into this world at her home in Defiance, Iowa on February 9, 1947, to Edward & Mary (Feser) Brummer. Wally grew up on a farm in rural Dow City, Iowa. He excelled in sports and FFA as a young man. He beamed when talking about...
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Jim Boustead

August 22, 1930 - August 4, 2017

James Kenneth Boustead was born August 22, 1930, to Harry H. and Banie Marie (O'Banion) Boustead in Woodbine, Iowa. He attended country school and Woodbine High School graduating in 1948. Jim began working at the Harrison County REC trimming trees. He enlisted in the US Army and after a physical, he was not accepted. He took care of his physical condition and was later drafted into the US...
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Bump Assmann

July 30, 2017

Bernard "Bump" Leonard Assmann was born March 24, 1934, in Dunlap, Iowa to Joseph and Deloris (Egan) Assmann. He was raised in the Dunlap area and attended St. Joseph Catholic School graduating in 1952. Bump worked for Union Pacific Railroad for three years. Bump proudly served his country in the United States Army. While in the service, Bump married Lorrene "Rene" Kloewer on June 22, 1957. After...
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Quentin Heistand

February 11, 1975 - July 28, 2017

Quentin David Heistand was born February 11, 1975, to David and Beth (Bremser) Heistand in Denison, Iowa. He was raised near Dow City and Dunlap and graduated from Boyer Valley High School in 1993. He enjoyed Little League Baseball and High School Golf. Quentin attended Iowa State University in Ames and Western Iowa Technical in Sioux City. He studied turf management. Quentin worked for his step...
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Alice Landon

September 17, 1931 - July 16, 2017

Alice Martha (Girton) Landon was born September 17, 1931, to Dean and Martha (Freymuller) Girton near Magnolia, Iowa. She attended Magnolia School and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1949. She went onto the Iowa State Teachers' College in Cedar Falls to receive her teaching degree. She taught in country schools near Honey Creek and Pisgah. Alice married Richard Landon on December 28,...
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Bertha Corwin

March 13, 1923 - July 13, 2017

Bertha Lucille (Shipman) Corwin was born March 13, 1923, to Guy and Louvenia (Rogers) Shipman in Woodbine, Iowa. She attended country school and Woodbine High School; graduating in 1941. After her graduation, Bertha enlisted in the armed forces and was stationed at Fort Kearney, Nebraska working on B17 bomber instrument panels. She enjoyed her time in the service and talked of her experiences...
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Gary Gorham

June 27, 1944 - July 11, 2017

Gary Edward Gorham was born June 27, 1944, to Kenneth and Lucille (Knutson) Gorham near Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap and attended Clover Country School and Dunlap High School graduating in 1962. He then attended the University of Denver for two years and studied accounting. On October 17, 1964, Gary married Audrey Kline at St. John Lutheran Church in Dunlap. The couple moved to a dairy...
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Jerrold Foutch

December 24, 1937 - July 4, 2017

Jerrold Wayne Foutch was born December 24, 1937, to Wayne and Lois (Wharton) Foutch in Dunlap, Iowa. He was baptized in the Methodist Church, attended school at the Old Douglas Hill School east of Woodbine and then Woodbine High School graduating in 1955. Jerry attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1959 with a degree in Vocational Education and Farm Operation. Jerry returned to...
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Howard G. Johnson

July 10, 1918 - June 30, 2017

Howard George Johnson was born July 10, 1918, to William and Sophia (Jensen) Johnson in Weston, Iowa. Over the years Howard worked in farming, bulldozing, manufacturing, and tire refurbishing. He will be remembered for his singing, poetry, sense of humor and love of Jesus Christ. Howard met Phyllis Plath through singing, and he made her his wife on June 13, 1959, at the Zion Lutheran Church in...
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Leo Hull

February 15, 1978 - June 29, 2017

Leo Arnold Hull was born February 15, 1978, to Ronald and Suzan (Ludwig) Hull in Onawa, Iowa. He was raised near Moorhead and graduated from East Monona High School in 1996. Leo attended Iowa Western Community College and received his degree in diesel mechanics. He worked as a mechanic for Cummins and International in Omaha. In 2007 he started farming and moved to the home place in 2011. ...
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Gerald "Jerry" Petersen

March 25, 1933 - June 26, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Charles Petersen, 84, of Boulder, Colorado died on Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home. Jerry was born March 25, 1933, to Lloyd and Lucille (Ferrell) Petersen in Logan, Iowa. Jerry attended several schools in Colorado and Iowa and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1951 as the salutatorian of his class. On July 1, 1951, Gerald married Beverly Brown in Magnolia. The couple moved...
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Linda (Losh) Pafford

June 24, 2017

Linda Dee (Losh) Pafford was born August 30, 1967, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She started her schooling in Council Bluffs and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1986. After her graduation, Linda moved to Omaha and worked as a CNA in Fremont, Nebraska. Linda was married and blessed with three children. Linda and Kirstin moved to Dunlap in 2012, and Linda worked at Walmart and Bomgaars in Denison. ...
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Audrey Kline

November 15, 1924 - June 22, 2017

Audrey Mary (Petersen) Kline was born November 15, 1924, to John and LuLu (Smith) Petersen in Manilla, Iowa. Audrey attended country school and Denison High School. After her high school graduation she attended summer school in Denson and received her teaching degree. Audrey taught in several country schools. She also worked as a waitress, detassled corn several summers, and cleaned houses. She...
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Marilyn Collins

June 19, 2017

Marilyn Lee (Michael) Collins was born on April 3, 1933, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Louis and Irene (Niles) Michael adopted her at the age of three months. She was raised in the Magnolia area and attended school at Windy Ridge Country School. She graduated from Magnolia High School in 1951. On August 16, 1952, Marilyn married Harlan Collins. The couple made their home in Mondamin, Iowa. Marilyn...
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Paul Churchill

February 22, 1928 - June 16, 2017

Paul Walter Churchill was born February 22, 1928, to George and Ida (Bintz) Churchill in Woodbine, Iowa. He was raised in Woodbine, attended school, and graduated from Woodbine High School. In 1945, Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He served as a military policeman and was stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge he returned to Woodbine to farm. On October 8, 1949,...
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Lois Morgan

June 15, 2017

Lois Marilyn Morgan (née Halverson) passed away the evening of Thursday, June 15, 2017. She was born December 28, 1928, in Decorah, IA, daughter of Grant Melvin Halverson and Helen Bernice Neumedahl Halverson. She wed James Joseph Morgan in 1947, and they had one daughter, Jody Ann. They lived in Woodbine IA, Naperville, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and finally Liberty, MO. She is survived by her two...
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Ronald Sondag

June 20, 1939 - June 14, 2017

Ronald John Sondag was born June 20, 1939, to Peter Theodore and Hazel Jane (Smith) Sondag on a farm near Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap and attended school in Dunlap. Following high school Ronald worked at the Amour Packing Plant. He was then drafted into the United States Army. He served as a medic and was stationed in France. He then served in the Army Reserves. After his honorable ...
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Andy Arndt

June 13, 2017

Andrew (Andy) Kevin Arndt was born January 13, 1962, in Janesville, Wisconsin to Bonnie (Barthel) and Donald Arndt. He also lived in Madison and Phelps, Wisconsin before he and his father moved to Honey Creek, Iowa. He started his freshman year and then graduated from Missouri Valley High School, Missouri Valley, Iowa in 1980. Andy married Mary (Kuhlman) Bolton on July 27, 1995, in Las Vegas,...
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Ruth Heim

June 5, 2017

Hester Ruth Heim was born June 27, 1929, near Logan, Iowa to Robert P. and Hester (Campbell) Wilson. She attended Linwood Country School and Logan High School graduating in 1947. Ruth taught country school for a couple of years. On August 7, 1949, Ruth married Elmer D. Heim at the Methodist Church in Logan, Iowa. The couple farmed southeast of Logan. Ruth returned to teaching in 1962. She taught...
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Josephine Heaps

June 5, 2017

Thelma Josephine (Ambrose) Heaps was born on December 29, 1942, to Walter Joseph and Thelma Mae (Rief) Ambrose in Lawton, Oklahoma. When her father entered WWII the family lived with grandparents. Until she was 12 the family farmed near Woodbine then moved to a farm near Council Bluffs. Josephine graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1960. She then attended UNO and Iowa State...
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Mary Watkins

October 12, 1924 - May 30, 2017

Mary Marcedda (Summerfield) Watkins was on born October 12, 1924, at Moorhead, Iowa to William and Annie (Lovell) Summerfield. She was united in marriage to Darrell Dwight Watkins on August 13, 1942, at Woodbine Iowa. The couple farmed near Woodbine, Moorhead, Dow City and Arion. In 1960 they moved to Arion and built a home. Darrell worked as a salesman and Mary worked at a nursing home and...
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Denise Howard

February 27, 1953 - May 17, 2017

Denise Lanette Howard was born on February 27, 1953 in Pisgah, Iowa to Everette and Carolyn (Carrigan) Howard. In 1959, Denise became a resident of the Woodward State Hospital in Woodward, Iowa. During the time she was in Woodward she would spend almost six months at home with her family. In August of 1977, she returned to Davenport to live with her parents. She worked at a handicap developmental...
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John Klapp

August 21, 1945 - May 17, 2017

John Francis Klapp was born on August 21, 1945, in Hannibal, Missouri to Francis J. and Anna May (Huling) Klapp. He was raised in LaGrange, Illinois where he attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. In 1963, he graduated from St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Illinois as a National Merit Scholar. John received his bachelor's degree in biology from Loyola University, Evanston, Illinois in...
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Donna Archer

May 10, 2017

Donna Glee (Thiles) Archer was born August 11, 1929, to Edward and Cecil (Kohl) Thiles in Woodbine, Iowa. She was raised east of Woodbine and attended country school before graduating from Woodbine High School in 1948. On August 20, 1948, Donna married James Archer at Donna's family home. The couple lived southeast of Logan on the Archer farm. The couple moved to Missouri Valley in 1971. Donna...
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Wayne Jensen

May 10, 2017

Wayne Eugene Jensen was born on February 6, 1930, to Rayman and Wilma (Dunn) Jensen in the Hardscratch area near Logan, Iowa and attended country school. Wayne worked for the Seeley's Gas Station, drove a truck for Clark Quarry and also for one winter at the Omaha Livestock Yards. Wayne proudly served his country from 1951-1953 in the U.S. Army after being drafted during the Korean War serving as...
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Grace Plessinger

May 5, 2017

Grace Harvey Plessinger was born June 4, 1934 to Hubert and Emma (Beebee) Harvey in Logan, Iowa. She grew up riding horses and attended school in Logan. She graduated from Logan High School in 1952. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a teaching degree. She became a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority while attending college. After graduation she moved to San Francisco,...
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Richard Bowen

September 10, 1967 - May 3, 2017

Richard Edward Bowen was born on September 10, 1967, to Gary Richard and Carolyn Anne (Allerton) Bowen in Omaha, Nebraska. He was raised in Carter Lake, Iowa and attended school in Carson-Macedonia graduating in 1986. Rick then attended classes at UNO for one year before he joined the U.S. Air Force. He served as a security specialist at the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. After his...
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Jim Hoffmann

May 2, 2017

James John Hoffmann was born June 18, 1944, to Alphonse and Lucille (Kuhl) Hoffmann in Harlan, Iowa. He was raised in Panama and attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Panama. Jim farmed most of his life. Jim married Jeanne Fitzpatrick on September 4, 1965, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. The couple lived in Earling until 1981 when they moved to their current farm near Dunlap. Jim...
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Edie Frazier

May 1, 2017

Edna "Edie" Beatrice (Malcom) Frazier was born June 12, 1956, to John and Beatrice (Keuter) Malcom in Kansas. The family moved around some and Edie graduated from MarVista High School in California. She then drove a semi for a while. Edie married Alan Jerome Frazier at Dick Wood's Barber shop in Council Bluffs. The couple lived in Arion, Iowa. Edie worked at Wal-Mart and Eventide. Alan died on...
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Greg Langenfeld

November 28, 1918 - April 22, 2017

Gregory Anthony Langenfeld was born November 28, 1918 in Shelby County, Iowa to parents George and Annie (Schmitz) Langenfeld. Greg graduated from Westphalia Catholic High School in 1936. He worked at a lumber camp in Minnesota and then for George Kaufman south of Westphalia. When his brothers were called to the service during WW II Greg farmed the home place and drove a truck. On September 9,...
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Glenda Benjamin

December 16, 1934 - April 22, 2017

Glenda Lee (Smith) Benjamin was born December 16, 1934, near Dow City, Iowa to Maxwell "Pink" and Leone (Coleman) Smith. Glenda grew up in Dow City and graduated from Dow City High School in 1953. She loved spending her summers during high school with Aunt Velora on Great Spirit Lake where she worked at the lodge, caught gar with her hands and enjoyed swimming. Glenda married Gaylin Sisson in...
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Wilma Clement

April 15, 2017

Wilma Irene Nelson was born in Willow Township, Monona County, Iowa, on February 2, 1914, to Asher Walton and Selma Marie (Rustin) Nelson. She was fourth of eight children. The family also farmed in Sac and Crawford counties mostly living near Dunlap. Wilma married Laurence Eldon Clement in Denison, Iowa, in 1931. Except for a short time in Lake View, they lived in Dunlap, Iowa, until they...
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Bill Hack

April 15, 2017

William Darrel Hack was born December 24, 1927, to Perry and Juliette (Baldwin) Hack in Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1944 at the age of 16. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan. After his honorable discharge, Bill moved to Logan. In August of 1948 Bill married Barbara Michael in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Bill worked for...
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